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TIIZ CZLDING DAWNEu ORLEANS The Orleans Aid society will meet at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Currie, Thursday, January 10. Dinner will be served. Everybody welcome. Miss Elsie Face returned to lidd ing Saturday, after spending some time among relatives here. Mrs. Alex Robertson and daughter, Margaret, were Grand Rapids visitors Friday. Frankie Freeman of Fort Leaven worth called on relatives and friends in this vicinity last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wilbur return ed home Saturday night, after spend ing Christmas week with relatives in Grand Rapids. Sixteen Orleans young people spent Wednesday evening last week with Mr. and Mrs. Milton Decker of Ionia. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spaulding en tertained his cousin, Glenn Lambert son and lady friend of Belding Sat urday and Sunday. John Reed returned, from North Dakota Monday. He went there with a carload of horses for Palmer Bros. Mrs. J. II. Freeland of Freeport, who was visiting her brother, C. D. Easterbrook and wife, was called home Tuesday on business. J. M. York received a card from Joe Gardner of Waco, saying he was very much pleased to be remembered with the box from the home folks at Christmas time. He wished them all a Happy New Year. Christmas guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young were: George Barden, sergenat-maior of the Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids: Manie Young, wife and son of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Young and son of Cadillac; Ernest Young and wife of Manton; and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thorpe and childreit of Berlin; also Mr. and Mrs. Howard Noddins of Or leans. The Christmas gatherings seemed to have a deeper significance than heretofore. We know so little what may be in store for us another year. Christmas day comes, but our prayers for a safe and victorious re turn will follow "ourboys" wherever duty may call them. Paul Schneider, who was with Chas. Graff so many years, has enlisted and is now at Columbus barracks, Ohio. Paul was well known and highly re spected in Orleans and the best of wishes from his many friends go with him. Lester and Sadie Hulbert enter tained Carlton Currie and Raymond Noddins, Alice Wilkinson, Leone Hale and Hattybelle Gleason Sunday even ing. Mrs. Marion E. Kinyon of North Dakota spent the latter part of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young. The Purdy family reunion was held at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. York Tuesday. Twenty-seven rela tives enjoyed the "Hoover" Chriit mas dinner and an old-time visit. In a letter to his parents, Mr.-and Mrs. John Gardner, Joe Gardner ex pressed thanks to the ladies of the Red Crosc and all other loyal friends at home for all our boys, himself in cluded, for the nice Christmas boxes which were received in fine shape and with uncxpressable appreciation. Joe says they are spending seventy-two hours in the trenches and with their other duties it was hard for each one to write to them all, so he extended thanks for the "bunch." We accept them and only wish that we could do more. Mrs. Will Stcbbins of Saranac and Miss Huldah Christenscn of Ionia are spending their holiday vacations with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ful lert Christensen. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beaumont and son, Joe, left Wednesday night last week for their new home near New Orleans Louisiana. We are sorry to lose them from our town and we wish them the best of success in their new home, i Helen fLongan has been spending several days with' her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Hamman, of Beld- ing.'-r.l !- j ;.:! Miv and Mrs. Frank Hoppough 8 pent ' Christmas with E. J. Cheney's of Ronald and Wednesday with their son, Guy and family, of Orleans. Mrs. Samuel Rhodes' and daughter, PeaTl,' went to Howard City last week Monday - to ' visit her sister,- They were accompanied by-her father, who had 'been here on. an extended .visit. Pearl returned home' Wednesday,- Mrs. Rhodes remaining for a longer visit. Gaynell Emery of , Belding ' is vis iting her aunt,. Mrs: Sam Clements, and family, for' a few days. " ' ' ; i Mr. and Mrs.' Russell Olmstead of Flint and Mr. and Mrs. Morton Olm ' stead and family of Fenwick ' spent Christmas with their parents,"; Mr. E. W. Olmstead. ' - -' Andy Wintei-3 arrived in town Mon-1 Aav- U-..'ivn vn -.v,) .; r.ri Jn ;.:' Mrs. Harry Mill 3 ' of - Ilafvey, 111., is spending several, weeks . with her mother Mrs.' Samuel Pitt; and other relatives;"- ' . NORTH E ASTON ! Mrs. ' Ada ' Snyder, spent Christmas with her children in Ionia. Mr. - and.' Mrs. , Lovi Krick. were Christmas guests of, their son and family Mr. ,anq Mrs. Wm. .Krick, of Brink. '. r " , Mr. 'and Mfs. A. H. Guernsey en tertained their children, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Guernsey and Mr. and 3Irs. Will Guemsefpp C!rtet3Ttas.' : ?, ; ivirs. tnaruy rowers ana iesx-er HuycVtetelutitUy Vllane, goesta of Mr. and Mrs7 Levi Krick. ' t OptlmI?m' is a mighty good thing, but it is "pretty; good business to ap ply your optimism to selling' and mix a little pessimism in 'with, the buying. GnATTAn "Only a fool will pay twice for the same experience." Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Will Lessi ter Christmas night, a daughter. The little lady will answer to the name of Margaret Aileen. Paul Spicer and Harold Storey, both of Camp Custer were home on a four days' fourlough. Both boys are looking fine and are pleassd with the treatment they received at camp. The O. E. S. dance was well attend ed. Receipts were $23.00. Watch for the announcement of the next party. Miss Ethel Longstreet was the guest of Mrs, Pete Elkins Friday. Miss Kittie Lessiter was the guest of her uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lessiter, Saturday night and Sunday. Miss Catherine Gannon of Kalama zoo normal is spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Will Gannon. Mrs. A. A. Norton, Miss Bernice Matice and Frank Matice visited Mrs. Ruth Burbano at Butterworth hospi tal, Grand Rapids, Sunday. Mrs. Burbano is able to sit up and will soon be at home again. Mrs. M. Wolfe went to Grand Rap ids Tuesday to help care for her mother, Mrs. Kntes, who is ill at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Leonard Merrick. ' Mrs. Henry Tuthill, an old pioneer of Grattan. died very suddenly at the home of her son, Al. Tuthill, near Greenville, funeral arrangemnts were not available at this writing. Burt Partridge and two daughters, Avis and Elnore, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. beth Partridge, of Oak field Sunday. Mrs. Rilla Partridge was the guest of Mrs. rlatt Rowland. Sunday. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Malone, bunuay, uecemDer 3u, a son. SHILOH Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mikesell spent Christmas at bhendan visiting the latter s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Russell. Mrs. John Rogers is quite seriouslt ill. Dr. Hargraves of Palo is at tending her. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Miller of Ron aid spent several days at Mart Sweers'. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Easterbrook spent Christmas in Belding. The dance at the hall Christmas night was a success socially and hnanacially. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and fam ily spent Christmas in Ionia. Latham Leach, who is attending M. A. U., is home for the holidays. At a meeting of the Shiloh Red Cross society Friday night it was vot ed to havo another entertainment on January 18. Further particulars. Ev erybody bear the date in mind and plan to come. Leone McClow, who is attending school in Ionia, is spending the holi days at home. OAKFIELD Wish you all a Happy New Year. Burt Partridge and daughters. Avis and Elnore, were visitors at their grandfather's, Seth Partridge, Sun da v. Mary Thompson will entertain the Ladies' Aid Thursday. January 10. Amos and Roy Stevens and their wives havo been spending a week in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. John Weatherby of Ldmore are visiting at A. J. Key nolds' for a few days. Word received from Lloyd Stewart says that he is enjoying the sights of Washington, V. C, and is anxious to sail for France. The funeral of Mrs. Henry Tuthill was held at the Whit Swan Baptist church Monday afternoon. Mrs. William Sanders has been spending a few days with her daugh ter, Mrs. George King, in Otisco. Mr. and Mrs. Evert Shotwell have been entertainign Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rodgers of Grand Rapids for a few days. 7 o . . .. .. . i directvfrom, . the factory to your homeV.Youjiay ;;rio store rent, no solicitors, no, agents, no middleman's profit, 'ho commission. You . rave i all these . ex pense wheii' you; buy ydttf piano' or player piano. of jVm Charles a. Wagner Phone 3G KEENE Clare Higgins took supper with Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins Sunday night, M.r and Mrs. Ed. Ryan returned to their home in Flint Monday night. Gilbert Hull took supper with his sister, Mrs. .Sparks, Friday night. Clare Higgins of Canada came home for the winter and will visit old friends. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sparks and two children spent Sunday at M. D. Hull's. ,Waltcr, Clare, and Grant Higgins and j James Hopkins spent Sunday evening at Alonzo Frost s. - )Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ryan of Flint have ' been in Keene visiting Mrs. Ryan's, sisters, Mrs. M. D. Hull, Mrs. James. Hopkins and Mrs. Floyd Sparks. 1 f i M. D. IIull was in Smyrna Monday. Andy and Marcus Frost spent Sun day at Bert Scheid's. eureka-fairplains " Chris. Mason had the misfortune to lose his best horse last week. -Mr. and Mrs. Just' Loring and son, Asa, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. em Bowen of Belding. Forrest Crawley visited at N. E. Jenks' Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, of Clifford lake. ; Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Jenks of Beld ing spent Christmas fwith: their fath er, and sister, N. E.' Jenks 'and "Mrs. Al. li. Iwl8, t Q o K J V . i Ralph ' Coyle-4 and sister, 'Flossie, of Ionia visited their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.' Alberts, one day iast wev'tt.,i ' ',;, ,: i." t ;Mfes Lorena, Jenks,, who-'has been living with .her' father, Elmer A. Jenks,1 of Flint, hris been visiting her mother and other relatives here dur ing her Christmas. .vncaUonf ' ' N. E. Jenks was.in, Belding Wed nesday. . - ; , .Harry Spencrr of Greenville made a trip to Long Lake Sunday. Asa Snow visited . i:t 1L, E. Jenks' Thursday and Friday evenings. - ,i r Chas. Alberts called 6a Roy Parker vTodnescday aftcrnocrt ctt business. '-iAsa Snov visited his 'uncle end aunt, Mr", and Mrs. f John, Spencer, Sunday.- ,-"f y V 'ij ; ; ,,', i The Ivaiser, has issued an crdict'that after the war, is oyer, the rifji of Gcr hinhy tv'ill havo to1 take twd or more wives, in order to rcpopulate tho country. Is this a threat which the Kaiser is making in order to keep them in tho trenches? Flowers may blush unseen vcu IIZZUZ IIZIGHTS Gail Bowen of Saranac spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Welthie Bowen. Mrs. O. Vanderlip visited her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Dean, of Alto, over Christmas. Nola Rickert of Saranac was the guest of her cousin, Bernice Rickert, Christmas. Mr. and Mrs, Archie Denny spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bigley. Lyle Denny has been with them for the past two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stockford mov ed the first of the week to the farm they purchased of Charles Norton, known as the Rickert place. Bernice Rickert spent Tuesday night and Wednesday with her cou sins in Saranac Born, December 20, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hale, a son. F. P. Hunter and M. K. Jepson and families were Christmas guests of L. J. Hunter's. The Red Cross ladies met with Mrs. M. K. Jepson to sew Thursday. Mark Bowen was kicked on the right knee by a horse last Saturday. He has been very lame but is able to be around. Though only success wins, only the effort rewards. Stephen Berrien Stanton. ObituaryMary Elizabeth Bailey Mary Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Harvey Newell Bailey and Eunice Wright Bailey, was born May 18, 1851 in Brewster, New York. At the ago of six years she came to Howell, Mich., where she lived until about a year before she was married to Chas. Willis Doty, of Berlin township, who died November 16, 1908, terminating their married life of thirty-five years. When a young woman sne was con verted and joined tho Methodist church, always living a consistent Christian life. She was the mother of six sons and eight daughters, thir teen of whom survive. Julia Amanda died November 20, 1896, at the age of nearly twenty years. The children mourn the loss of a true, loving moth er, whose life has been a living, daily sacrifice for them. The funeral was held Wednesday at one o'clock at her home in Berlin. Rev. R. V. Birdsall officiated. TEAM WORK The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel John son. Some people are always more su picious of a self-admitted saint than they are of a self-confessed sinner.4 Don't argue with a bee. carries its point. It always " h liLc IVY hi A VS '" ' ') mi-fit Uk777 WEDNI JAjY, JANUARY 2, 1 1018 ,1 ( Work tfc is not self-renumerative can never I paid for. Stephen Ber rien tani rvU .... The Red Cross Goes Wherever the Flao Goes. Your Membership Fee Will Help th9 Good Work Along. What Ihsy iMesd You lust can't ketn childreti from wading in water and trampling through lush and mow, but you can ace that they do not auer with couha, colda, croup, ore throsta or bronchitia following it. Foley'o Honey and Tar ia juat what they ought to have when they come In, cold and wet, aneezicj sad coughing.' It makea them feel warm and comfortaLle, Uttea good, aoothea a raw ioflamed throat, and preventa aerioua reaulta from the wetting and chilL Mra. E. J. BeJrd. Cowich. Wwh.. wrtte "Folcy'a llioey mad Tar la th beat oouah med icine I erertwed. 1 always keep it ia tho houae, A Quick curt lor couia and coUa.' Wortley & French Connell's Drug Store OFFICERS: Brinton F. Hall, President. Frank R. Chase, Vice-President. W. L. Cusser, Cashier. . Ambrose Spencer, Asst. Cashier. 1 . jU Start the New Year Riht DIRECTORS: Frank R. Chase. H. L. Page. Fred Underwood. Brinton F. Hall. Charles Eddy. Geo. W. Moulton. John Hessler. W. L. Cusser. Frank L. Moon. Geo. Hoppough. With a Savings Club Account S Begin the New Year with one of our Depositors' Savings Club Accounts. Cut the little extravagances. Every day you throw money away. Adopt the plan of dropping dimes, quarters or even pennies into a Flexible Savings Account. Do it with the same indifference that you now squander them and the result will astound you. The Payments Range In Price to Suit Any Purse The smallest card nets $13.73 when matured. The largest nets $21D.5G. The others are worth $27.45, $54.89 and $109.78 at maturity. Here is the way you make the payments on a class "B" card: .04 .12 .20 .28 .36 .44 .52 .60 .68 .76 .84 .92 1.00 1.00 .92 .84 .76 .68 .60 .52 .44 .36 .28 .20 ,12 .04 .04 .12 .20 .28 .36 .44 .52 .60 .68 .76 .84 .92 1.00 1.00 .92 .84 .76 .68 .60 ,52 .44 .36 .28 .20 .12 .04 You can start in this class by paying any one of the above amounts. The next week you pay any one of the remaining amounts, and so on for fifty-two consecutive weeks, at which time your card will have been completed and you will have to your credit $27.45. You can start now and have your card dated back, if you like, to December 1, or to any other date in December, simply by making back payments, your card will then mature before Christmas. , Our liberal and flexible payment plan is proving unusually popular. . Scores and scores of people are seeing the big advantage ofTered in arranging payments of any size to suit their weekly pay check. If you don't have a dollar to pay on your account, you can pay .84 or .76, .68, .36 or even .04. Next week you can and will pay more. You Cannot Think of Any Plan More Flexible Then, too, you can start your card on any business day of the year. You don't have to start in December or January. The only provision is that the money remain in the bank one year from the time your card is dated. Start a Depositors' Savings Club account for your children this Year Make safety, comfort and happiness a permanent element in their lives. A savings account opened in their names will give them more pleasure than anything you could buy them and it will pave the way for the future, make them pealize the value of money, they will watch with constant growing pleasure as their small savings grow and they will be educated away from the idea of waste and extravagance. The Joy of the Year 1918 Well Be Greater if you and your children are safe-guarded by one, two or more of these Depositors' Savings club accounts. ' You will have money to do with as you desire. The plan is admirably adapted for the clerk, the salesman the bookkeeper, the merchant, factory worker, farmer, or in fact, any one. It will make every man, woman and child independent; it will make tm3 community the most prosperous; it will educate the youth along ; fundamental lines of finance; it will demonstrate that habit is the husband bf thrift; it will encourage every person who works to have a sav- i ings debt; it will make you see that regularity in saving is as important as in eating or sleeping. . , Start your carcl now. Pay two or three back payments, if you wish and have your card mature before next Christmas. Tho year 1918 will then be a truly joyous one. v 4 St id r i 4 , i PEOPLES S A V VV VI. ) I J )--, I I l L i - 4 C I must cdverti??.