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WEDNESDAY. OCTODZ? 2, Kit Kct rntrntslSTluidDnrhr ; o ; a , u tit f ALCOIIOL-3PERCENX T imilatintocFoodtKc. y andFcvrrishrss (ii)' yd For Infanta and Children. othsrs Know That Ocnuins Castoria Always Bears the Signature of 1 ' I u In Use For Over Thirty Years Exact Copy of Wrapper. M rrr1.? OTISCO ITEMS M. and Mrs. John Reeves and two children of Orleans visited Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Reeves. Callers at the Reeves home in the afternoon were F. J. Reeves and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Reeves and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abbott of How ard City. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Terry and child Ten of Easton brought Archie Swears home Saturday night. They all vis ited over Sunday at the Swears home. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hall went to Lansing Friday to visit their daugh ter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Orris Phinney and from thero to Owcsso to visit Mr. Hall's sister. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abbott of Howard City came Saturday .iight and visited until Monday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Reeves. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Storey and son. Chas., of McBride, spent Wednes. day night with his brother, R. J. Storey. On Thursday,. Ms. B. J. Storey went with them to Grand Rap ids. They returned home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wright and two children of Orleans visited Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hill. Mrs. Frank Abbott of Saranac and Bon, Milo Abbott of Camp Custer vis ited Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Reeves. Mr. Abbott expects soon to go to Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Morse and Van Morse, of Ionia, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Morse of Belmond, la., visited Thurs day with Mrs. Emily Morse and sons, CT. L. and Rufua Morse and wives and Friday visited at , Burr Davis' near Moseley. Mr. sd Mrs. Willard Morse remained for a longer visit with the Morse's. On Monday they all visit ed at W. C. Fisk's. Mrs. Rala Rising was near Saranac visiting Saturday night and Sunday at Mr. Rising's, also to meet her hus band who was home from Camp Cus ter Saturday night returning Susday night to camp. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Earl and Mrs. Jennie Noble went to Spencer Wed nesday night and Thursday morning J. M. Earle, Mrs. Jennie Noble and Jas. Buttolph went to Mattawan to visit the latter's daughter and hus band. Mr. and Mrs. Ts'orman Moyle. P.Irs. Earle visited Mrs. Buttolph. They returned heme Saturday night. Miss Emma Donner left Wednesday cn her return to California after an extended visit with her parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Donner. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Boss were call ers Friday afternoon of their niece, Mrs. Geo. Wiley of Orleans also her sister, Mrs. L. C. Devendorf. Mrs. Caddie White and mother, Mrs. Fisk spent Thursday with Mrs. Law rence Gephart and Mrs. Geo. Brown. Mrs. Lottie Windsor cf Pittsburg is visiting her friend, Mrs. L. J. Kim berly. MURRAY LAKE John Andrews, jr., spent Wednes day in Grand Rapids. Byron Frost has sld his interest in the BrQwn & Frost warehouse and has gone to Detroit to work. Miss Elsie Salsgibe, John Andrews and daughter, Helen and Mrs. Will Engle were in Grand Rapids Saturday. Mr. asd Mrs. Frank Bachelor and children spent Sunday with H. D. Weeks and wife. ' The remains of Chas. Kropf, a bro ther of Chris and Frel Kropf, who died at Kalamazoo were brought to Chis Kropf's home Sunday and the funeral held at the Alton church on Monday. Melville McPherson called on Moseley friends Saturday in the in terest of the Liberty loan campaign. Liberty club met with Peter Pe terson and wife Thursday evening. Martin Davis is attending the sol diers' training scho olin Grand Rap ids. Will Miller visited Hosmer An drews Susdav afternoon. Mrs. Flovd Bush called en Mrs. J. M. Farrar Saturday evening. Mr. asd Mrs C. W. Roller were Sun. day guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Farrar. Rov Storkie and James Farrar were Hn this vicinity hunting ducks one night last week. The dance at Floyd Bush's Friday night was well attending and all en jcyed a good time. . Mrs. Summers is moving to his klace in Belding. ' Wm. Thompson is on the sick use. Mrs. John Moore spent one day last week with Mrs. M. L. Bidwell. Mr. and Mrs. Christler are making preparations to move in the house owned by August Bakeman. Lewis Russell was f in Greenville Saturday. Wm. Wright worked at his farm at Kidd Tuesday. Albert Rich is threshing in this vi cisity. James Farrar and. wife spent Sun day in River Ridge with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Antcliff. Lyle Chatterdorn called on Mr. Bush Saturday afternoon. OAKFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hansen re ceived word Thursday morning that their son, Victor Hansen, was ser iously ill at Philadelphia ,with pneu monia, following an attack cf Spanish influenza and on Thursday evening they received a telegram telling them that he was dead. His body was brought home Monday morning and services were conducted by Rev. H. S. Ellis at the Oakfield chapel, follow ing a brief prayer service at the house. Burial was in Oakfield. cem etery beside a younger sister. Mr. Hanson was a sailor on the battle ship Illinois and enlisted on the 22nd of last April. He was 25 years of age and is survived by his parents, a brother, Willie, now in France, an other brother, Elmer, at home and a sister, Mrs. Herman Nielsen of Spar, ta, unable to attend on account of sickness. Many floal pieces, a large service flag of red and white flowers with a golden rod star in the center from the neighbors, a floral Naval emblem which came with the body and a sickle from the Gleaners to which order the young man belong ed. Young Hansen had a $1,000 Gleaner policy and a $10,000 govern ment policy which goes to his mo ther. He died that we might live. Mrs. Byron blfrorfe, Mrs. Carey Bradish and Mrs. Harry Conant drove to Oakfield Monday afternoon to at tend the funeral of Victor Hansen. Mrs. M. E, Stultz and daughter. Hazel, returned to Belding from a three days visit with Mr. and Mrs. Tpm Boven oi Holland, Mrs. Stultz's daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hansen have the deepest sympathy cf their many friends and neighbors in their sad bereavement. RIVER RIDGE Mrs. Wm. Antcliff spent Saturday evening with her sister, Ms. Walter Simmons. Mr. and Mrs. Antcliff and Blanche and Mary Wacha. Mr. and Mrs. S. Nichols were Saturday callers at F. Bush's. Mrs. A. Rowley and Mrs: Fred Ml Nitt were Thursday guests of the former's mother, Mrs. Wm. Antcliff. A $100 Liberty Bond is Uorth $105 A $50 Liberty Bond is Uorth $52.50 In Trade at Tta Largest Furniture Store in Ionia County Brass and Iron Bed, Springs and Mattress at less than actual wholesale, price today Sample DavenportsSample Rockers and Sam ple Dressers at wholesale' Rugs of all kinds and sizes-Linoleums Jn all . widths Dillloir&llllQirdolFMiriiiiDfaro fon SMOKY ROW Lewis Seeley and family and Miss Nellie Seeley visited in Lakeview and Newaygo Saturday. A larpe number was at Camp Cus ter Saturday, among them were Ern est Benton and wife tnd Mrs. O. Num mer, Ed. Hotchkiss and wife, George Chickering and wife and Roswell Chickering and family. . Henry Skellenger and vife visited at Wm. Sparks' Sunday. The Social Band met at the home of Sylvester Chickering Sept. 24, 20 being present. A most excellent din. ner was served at neon. The next meeting will be held at Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnston's Oct. 1G. . Misg Bessie Brown visited at An thony Breimeyer's Sunday. ' Ed. Choate and Bert Choate visit ed Eli Witt Sunday. BARTONVILLE Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Norton and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lee visited Ionia rel atives last Thursday. John Kohn motored to Fenwick Fri day to spend a few dayg helping his brother with fall work. Royal Davis left Sunday evening for Grand Rapids where he will enter a training school. Glenn Lee and family were Sunday guests at E. W. Condon's in Smyrna. Mf. and Mrs. Carl Geiger were in Lowell on business last Saturday. Glenn Bakeman of Belding spent Saturday and Sunday at Glenn Lee's. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Day and daugh ter motored to Grand Rapids Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis were in Grand Rapids Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Day of Belding and their daughter and family of Grand Rapids were guests of Clyde Day and wife over Sunday. KEENE . A. Spaka spent Sunday at heme. James Hopkins was in Belding on Saturday. Harvest Festival dance, Hale's or chestra, Oct. 11, Hubbell hall. Nuff sed. Carrie Scott has been sewing for her aunt, Mrs. M. D. Hull. Mrs. Ed. Ryan of Flint ha been spending a few days with her sister and nieces, Mrs. M. D. Hull and Mrs. Sparks and Mrs. Sadie Hopkins. Mrs. Ed. Ryan returned to Flint on Saturday accompanied by Mrs. Floyd Sparks and two children who will vis-f it her a few days. Mrs. Walter Higgins called on Mrs. Hopkins. Mrs. W. Higgins and Alvah Dodd were in Saranac Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Dodds have gone ito Portland to visit his brother, Har vey Dodds. . After growling because army sup plies aren't gong over faster, some people kick because of the 1 sugar shortage which is caused by taking ships to carry army material in. Thr It more Catarrh In this ctlon of th country than ".11 other dJaeaaea put torether, and for 7ara it wi i up posed to be Incurable. Doctors prescribed local remedies, and by constantly falling to cure with local treatment, pronounced It Incurable. Catarrh 1 a local disease, greatly Influenced by constitutional con ditions and therefor requires constitu tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Medi cine, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, lj a constitutional remedy. Is taken Internally and acts thru the IHood on the Mucous Surfaces of the System. One Hun lred Dollars re ward Is offered for any case thut Ha'.I Catarrh Medicine falls to euro. Bend for circulars and tatlmonla!s. F. J. CIUSNEY CO., Toledo, Ohio. Fold by DruirjriM. 7' Hall's Family l'illj f r roriMnsttr.v Connell'i Drug Store; Wortley A French. Adr. SMYRNA The autumn days are here again, The leaves are falling down; Dame Nature hag her children decked In crimson, gold and brown. The. potato harvest is here and far mers are busy gathering in the spuds. The Maccabees will hold, their regu. lar meeting Saturday night of this week. Will Cowles, one of the threshermen says beans are not a very prolific crop this year, eight or ten bushels per acre being, the averge yield. Master Arlo Tebbel picked up po tatoes for Fred Spencer over on Smo. ky Row Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. N. Mehney of Cook's Corners were Sunday guests of their son, Herbert Mehney and wife. The birds in flocks are gathering. Their farewell songs to sing; With twitter here, and cheer-up there, They make the woodlands ring. Mrs. Alfred Davis visited with rel atives in Belding Thursday. Mrs. Hattie Moe is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wankaw in Greenville. Word has been received here that Miss Jessie Whitmcre of Ogden City, Utah, a former teacher here was united in marriage to Mr. Leo Squires of that place Wednesday, Sept. 18. The many friends of Mrs. Squires wish her a lifetime of joy. Harvest Festival dance. Hale's or chestra, Oct. 11, Hubbell hall. Nuff sed. Mrs. Van Harlingen, who with her daughter was here during the summer will return to her home in Chicago this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Morse of Ionia and Willard Morse and, wife of Bel mond, Iowa, visited with John Purdy and wife Thursday. Mrs. Stella Osborn called on Mrs. Mary Aubill near Belding Thursday. Lester Beebe , was home fom Beld ing Sunday. Mrs. Marvin Nash who has been in Battle Creek the past summer, is here for a few weeks visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Insley. Mrs. C. B. Johnston and daughters, Marian, Lucille and Ina of Smoky Row called on Mrs. E. W. Condon Satur day. Mr. and Mrs Fred Purdy of Beld ing visited their mother, Mrs. Helen Purdy, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Cowles received a letter frcm George Frost last week. You all know George and also know that his happy home is down in Flor. ida new. You will also remember how he loved to go fishing when he lived here. Well, it is our honest opinion that George does nothing but go fishing and eat watermelons new. In his letter he stated that he had been out on a half day fishing trip and caught 23 fish that altogether weighed 153 pounds. But then he was not bragging about it for he said one of his neighbors was out to the sune place in the afternoon and caught 240 pounds of the same kind of fish. The many friends of tlC Frost family will be pleased to know that their father, Jesse Frost, is im- firoving in health. Jle has been poor y for some time. Miss Nella Tebbel visited Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hazen in Lowell Wednes- i day. j Sunday morning dawned fair and ! gave promise of being as good a day as Saturday, so a number cf Smyrna ; people went visiting regardless of the fact that they expected a call from "ye scribe". Well, we hope theyj were out in the rain orr the way home. We were. - Saturday, after helping his neigh bor with the threshing, Ona Byrne cranned up his Ford preparatory to going heme, and then happened to think that he wanted to smoke his pipe on the way. He had the pipe all right but. lo and behold, matches and tobacco were minus, but fortunately one of the other men was supplied, 50 Ona get out of his car, lighted up ni pipe and stopped to chat a few mo ments with the men. but that Ford didn't approve of such neglect so al! at once it started to go and beings headed for a board fence it went on straight thrcugh, then turned and started up grade but a .small boy with nimble feet caught the runaway and brought it to a stop. We always heard that a Ford could go anywhere and now we believe the statement. Earl Peters of Grand Rapids, visit ed over Sunday with Ed. Insley and family. ' Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Forman, former residents here, have geno to the Sol diers' home in Grand Rapids for the winter. Mrs..Forman is in very poor health. Glenn Bateman of Belding and Glenn Lee and family of Bartonville were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Condon. The squirrels scamper 'mong the trees To store their winter food, And sort the nuts with patient care The bad ones from the 'good. Mrs. Ed. Insley. Mrs. A. Barry, Mrs. Marvin Nash ana Mrs. Henry Harris motored to Sunfield Friday and vis ited with George Bitterman and wife. Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Nash remained for a longer visit. While in that lo cality Mrs. Insley and Mrs. Harris met Luther Hornbrook, a former Smyrna resident, who was there working for a lumber company. Mr. and Mrs. John Purdy and Guy Purdy motored over to Moseley Fri day and visited with R B. Davis and family. Mrs. Bela Cowles went to Grand Rapids Saturday to meet her soldier brother, Paul Krantz. He came home with her to visit until Monday. "Uncle Bill" Gardner's health is quite poor and that his lameness makes it difficult for him to get about. Friday night as Joe Metternick of Potter's Corners in Keene, was re turning from work, his wife called to him that the bam chores were finish ed and after putting his team in the stable he went to the house, tired af ter the days labor. Along about 9 o'clock he looked out toward the barn to see that things there "were right for the night, and was -horrified to discover his granary in flames and past saving. All his gain, wheat, oats and everything going up in smoke. Many valuable bushels con sumed in short order and mystery as to the origin of the fire. The next morning, however, a fuse wapped in paper, was found and also a new grain sack. There was no name on the sack, but it all helped to solve the mystery of the fire. Now for a Sher lock Holmes. Now when you read the poetry, Ere you fall in a fit. Just think up all the news you can, And help the scribe a bit. - OFFICERS: Drintca F. Hall, President. Frank R. Chase, Vice-President. W. L. Cutter, Cashier. Anibrosa Spencer, AtsL Cashier. DIRECTORS: Frank R. Chase. H. L. Pace. Fred Underwood. Brinton F. Hall. Charles Eddy. Geo. W. Moulton. John Hessler. W. L. Cutaer. Frank L. Moon. Geo. Hoppough. We call the attention of our Friends to the fact that we have made contract for an ExHremniely - iMeresidinig Weekly Map Service Which will be on exhibition in our Bank hereafter These Maps will show all the Leading Events and Places of the War. The Big Battle Fronts in Europe Where "Our Boys" are going fine half tone illustrations of the chief War Scenes. . A New Map Will Es . Put Up Every Week The.Public is cordially invited to call weekly and examine this very interesting historical summary. PEOPLES SAVINGS BANK u3tfeXant6atdo(tf i6mfs forou" BELDING MICHIGAN s :Ttit!tt?'?tt KEENE HEIGHTS Mrs. Orville Vanderlip is entertain, ing her grandmother, Mrs. Rhoda Dean of McCord. Mrs. Juliette Sayles, Mr. and Mrs. Iert Bowen of Kalamazoo and Gail Bowen of Saranac were dinner guests cf Mrs. Welthie Bowen Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny called at Ralph Bigley's Saturday, having been to Saranac to have the doctor dress a finger, having taken the end of it oiT in the corn binder. Mrs. A. E. Denny and Lyle took supper at R. S. Bigley's Friday night. M. Maternock's granary and straw stack burned Fray night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heether drove to Beldng Friday afternoon to see a niece, Miss Clara Rivenber,g, who is very ill. Earl Jepson is under the doctor's care with a case of blood poison in his ankle the result of a cut with a corn cutter. v ' Harvest Festival dance, Hale's or chestra, Oct. 11, Hubbell hall. Nuff sed. , Words From ESomo Statements That May Be investigat ed Testimony of Belding Citizens. The trouble with tho hunting sea so this year is that the hunters can't bag any guides, the latter being all drafted. When a Belding citizen comes to the front, telling his friends and neighbors of his experience, you. can Tely on his sincerity, , The state ments of people residing in far away places do not command your confi dence. Heme endorsement is the kind that backs Doan's Kidney Tills. Such testimony is convincing. In vestigation proves it true. Below is n statement of a Belding resident. No stronger proof of Merit can be had. W. L. Covert, 934 S. Bridge St., says: 4'A few years ago I was bother ed a lot with my kidneys. My back vas weak and lame and ached con stantly. I had heard about Donn's Kidney Pills so I got a box at Con tiell's drug store. They soon helped me and I continued their use until 'cured." Price C0c at all dealers. Don't simply a?k fcr a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Covert had. FosiJer-Milbum Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv. What many of the congressmen are most interested in about now, is not to get their speeches printed in the Congressional Record, but to get their votes against war measures erased therefrom. . U E 17 Blacksmith Shop I have opened up the old West Main Street blacksmith shop and am ready to do your blacksmithing and vaon mak- E. L ANTHONY W. Main St. Belding, Mich. For more than 20 years a registered horseshoer. J:. Taking- Off ..the Lid by the U. S. Food Administration does not mean one may buy pure wheat flour and waste any part of it. It does mean the Pood Administration appreciated the splendid loyalty of the American Housewife in living up to the wheat flour regulations during the past eight months, and shows an abiding faith in herr You may now buy either pure wheat flour and substitutes, or flour already mixed called VICTORY FLOUR, whichever you prefer, and buy in sufficient quantity to provide for normal requirements. If you buy pure wheat flour ack for Lily "W!m "The Flour the Best Cooks Use" Every bushel of wheat used in the manufacture of LILY WHITE FLOUR is cleaned three times, scoured twice and actually washed, steamed and tempered before going on to the rolls for the first break. . That is one reason why LILY WHITE FLOUR is co good and why it has given and is giving such splendid satisfaction. ' You can conserve wheat flour by using LILY WHITE because every atom of it is good flour, and spoiled bakings will not occur. LILY WHITE FLOUR is sold on the guarantee that if it does not give satisfaction the purchase price will be returned Vottt? DEALER is instructed accordingly. Q YUUK VALLEY CITY MILLING COMPANY Grand Rapids, Mich.