• If there was a single delegate to the Retail Dealers' and General Merchants' Association convention who did not enjoy himself Friday night, it certainly was not the fault of the committee in charge for the convention and the big banquet and ball. It was a great feast of good things to eat and a good number of selections rendered by the New Theatre orchestra.
n The Central News Stand is now open for business at 215 East Front Street. The store is owned by L. W. Smith who has installed all new equipment for handling newspapers, magazines, books and smokers' necessities.
The location is a central one that will be especially favorable for summer trade when the resort season opens.
n Mrs. Sara E. Carris, aged 69 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Adams, 606 West Tenth Street Saturday morning after a short illness. Mrs. Carris had been visiting her daughter this winter and expected to return home soon.
n A. V. Friedrich and wife left today on the noon train on an extended trip through Florida. They will spend several days in Baltimore, Maryland with their son, Spaulding, and will also visit in Washington for a short time.
n Miss Rashel Harrington has gone to Detroit where she was called on account of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Fred Freeman. She plans to stay at the sister's bedside as long as is necessary.
n Margaret Morrison and Bob Williams, residents of Thompsonville, were married at her home Wednesday morning by Rev. Thompson of that place.
The bride wore cream messaline and carried pink roses. A three-course wedding breakfast was served after which the bride and groom took the train for Grand Rapids.
• An elk head has been received by the Elks' lodge from Fred Cooper of Portland, Oregon which is probably the largest ever seen in this part of the country. The head is about worth $200. The prongs, to which there are seventeen points are very symmetrical and measure about five feet from the head to the extreme point. Mr. Cooper is a former resident of this city.
n Thursday evening the doors of the Porter House at Old Mission were opened to about thirty invited old time friends. It was a jolly crowd and progressive pedro was the game of the evening. Mrs. H. M. Lardie won the ladies first prize and J. G. Mills the first prize for gentlemen. At midnight a fine supper was served by Mrs. Porter, assisted by Miss Elsie Stone.
n Mrs. Joseph Rasignol and her guest, Mrs. Nora M. Kroll of Saginaw, delightfully entertained a company of friends at the Rasignol suite of rooms in the Wilhelm block Friday evening in compliment to Mrs. G. Lote Silver, who after a diligent search with others at the Musicians' party Thursday evening, succeeded in finding a valuable diamond Mrs. Kroll had the misfortune to lose.
n Lincoln Lackey and family, who live in Williamsburg, woke up this morning about 4 o'clock and found their house on fire. The blaze started in the kitchen but the cause is not known. They scarcely had time to dress and get out before the house was a complete mass of flames. They succeeded in moving the organ and two or three other pieces of furniture outside but could not get them far enough away from the fire to save them from being burned. The family is now staying at the house of a neighbor, James Button.
n The Ladies' Library Association wishes to remind the members that next Friday contributions of children's clothing will be received for the Michigan Children's Home at St. Joseph. The Society cares for homeless and friendless children from all parts of the state, finding homes for them in good families and supervising them in these homes until of legal age.
n Advice on deportment. A gentleman has no ears for slander or gossip.
n Medical advice of a century ago. The two principal causes of old age are fibrinous and gelationous substances and calcareous deposits.
n Best buy of the week. Last Week of White Sale, J. W. Milliken.