In the fresh moist splendor of new ochre the house of Gard Sands is shining beside the Pentwater highway. and as the road-rending autos go tearing by they do not kick up the detestable dust to make a gray frosting on the brown paint nor to sift through the wire cloth at the windows into the sensitive voice-works of Margery Sands' piano for Gard Sands has three times anointed the fronting street with crude oil and the road behaves politely as the dustless winding civilized California boulevards that lead away from Fresno and LosAngeles.

Tuesday night after work Miss Geneva Holcomb went down town and bought a new georgette waist and a changeable taffeta skirt. When we speak of the changeable skirt we mean that Geneva can change the skirt whenever she wants to. It isn't sewed on her. - Miss Lucille Newton is the printer for W.R. Roach & Co. She stamps the names of the stuffing on the tin kettle covers that Freddy Harris bangs onto the strawberry cans.

Cameras and films at Collins store.


I AM MOVING MY BUSINESS AND WILL OPEN UP AT THE NEW LOCATION ABOUT JULY 25 UNDER THE NAME OF THE OCEANA BILLIARD PARLOR. ONE BRAND NEW BILLIARD TABLE AND SEVEN POOL TABLES. I WILL HAVE LUNCH AND CANDY, NEER-BEER AND POP. - CHRIST PAVLEDES, HART, MICHIGAN.

The other day there were a couple of girls up to Lohroff's and Edward the promising young lad of Weare said he could swim like a stone, dive like a feather and stand on his head and look at the weather.

Straight and erect under a tree stood E.A. Stadden in his dooryard north of Smith's Corners. His figure indicated a military history and he confessed that he had been eight years in the army and was a senior instructor in the militay training school at Fort Sheridan. He has picked up a place and will endeavor to make a farm out of it. No girls, he isn't married. He has hired a man who has a wife and they all dwell together in the house and she washes the dishes and makes the tapioca. At noon as I have told you he stands alertly under a tree in the dooryard with his hired men - thinking.

MILLER BROS. express a continual need of hens to feed Detroit and hides for shoes.


Harry Wine of Hart has fired Vincent Greiner and works in the canning factory on the outside.

ACME REPAIR SHOP, Hart, Mich. - All auto accessories, tires and tudes. Tubes vulcanized and carbon burnt out. Good service. Price is right and square deal to all. - Percy Carlton.

When the weather is hot we recommend furs and mittens but now we have cool waits, sport hats, open hosierty and porous underwear. Thos. Welsh & Son, Hart.

Albert Cox of Weare visits the Twin Bridges twice a week to see Nettie Lathrop. Charlie Kokx says to him: "Yes, you will go just the way I did, go twice a week to see her now and after you are married, go three times a week to get away from her."

Weare: - Gerritt Graamans took Nora Powers home with a shaking heart after Mrs. John Williman promised him a penny.

Why is the Mears News like Castoria? Because the children cry for it. Mrs. J. E. Palmer sent in the first correct answer and will receive a prize the bar of Fels-Naptha soap.

Anna Fuller did not attend the marshmallow party at Juniper Beach because her mother says the Mears park is good enough to hold marshmallow parties in.

Clara Bergmann, 13 years old, picked strawberries in Hart at the famous Roach strawberry field and carried a pill bottle full of water every day to drink.

The water was six feet deep in his celar this spring, the canned fruit swam around like little glass barrels, the beer bottles floated with their periscopes above the surface of the sea, the butterboats were rocked on the cradle of the deep; and these are the reasons that persuaded Chris Johnson to dig away the dirt from his house by the lesser lake at Pentwater and tightly spread a pie-crust of cement over the tired old bricks.

George Schroeder, the ticket chopper on the Pere Marquette has a new uniform costing $43.50 - brass buttons and all.

On Coatless Summer Days


in old July you must wear a nice pretty shirt with a belt around your pants. Notice the smart and dashing Williams boys, how striking they look in their striped shirts of silk. We sell shirts from $1 to $5 that make you look like a senator. PALMITER & SAYLES.

Miss Blanch English, Pentwater principal, invited Violet Christianson, Norma and Doris Lambrix and Eva Gertrude Anderson to sit on the front seat for talking soft and low and said they must stay until 12 oclock, seeing it is the last day I will let you go home early. Eva Gertrude said, "I knew yu would anyway."

It would be hopelessly impossible to array Julia Lentz in a more stunning dress than the simple nile green cheese-cloth in which she came ot the Thursday afternoon performance of the Pentwater seniors. And the sash she wore was magenta.

Amiel Shoulz was over from Hart the other day to help Mrs. Deland pack up her clothes and rocking chairs and children to move to Chicago. Esther Burmeister is working in the Shelby canning factory to get money to go to the moving picture city in Calif.

McKinley Schrumpf is home from France and a swell looking chicken from Pentwater is roosting at his dad's farm. The disappointed Mennewishes have returned to Chicago in search of those easier pastures for which four months ago they came seeking in Mears. In departing they left plenty of work behind, cherry trees and cornhills clamoring for care.

These hot night in Hart Miss Minnie Bushaw goes out to the water tub by the hydrant in her yard to cool off.

Otto Kuehnel has a glass house in Hart so he doesn't throw any stones. Such lots of carnations are growing in the glass house and aster plants. Many tomato plants are born here. I walked up to the greenhouse back of Bert Rankin's with my green pants on and I said to Mr. Kiehnel: "Let me in; this must be where I belong; I was born in a green house.

Clyde Rabbit Dunn, being sick with a fever employed a wonderful little nurse to come out from Muskegon to his plantation at Shelby, and make his sickness pleasanter. Occasion arose where it was necessary for the nurse to go up town and get some groceries and make some other purchases of linen perhaps, and Clyde sent for a livery auto for the nurse. It happened that the drive sent out was young Chris McIntyre, lately back from the war, and it was truly a pleasure for Chris to ride with her. As they neared the Dunn farm on the way home Chris said: "Wouldn't you like to have me come out and take you riding some night? It won't cost you anything." The nurse said: "Well I shouldn't think it would when you ask me." Just before he left the Dunn house he pressed the invitation again by saying: "Now if you ever want a ride just all up the livery barn and ask for me." Then the answer came: "What's the number of your stall?"

EXTRA HLIDAY ATTRACTION IN SHELBY


You, Madam, --

If you had just been married and discovered the hotograph of another woman in your husband's hand what woud you do?

You Sir, --

If you had been married for several years and thought your wife had been entertaining a lover: - WHAT WOULD you do?

Don't Answer until you see

Florence Reed in "Wives and Men"

Gem Theatre, Shelby

Thursday and Fri. July 3 & 4

Admission 15c and 25c plus tax.

Thelma Raynor, the water-lily and Margaret Duncan are gallantly transported clear from Shelby in Donald Richie's car.

Automobile refinished and overhauled for sale; or for trade for live-stock or bonds. - Floyd Boerema, South Hart, Rt. 1, Hart.

Mrs. Charles Underhill had turtle for Sunday lunch.

Lillian Lorenz and her sister Hazel and Margaret and Evelyn Whalley daringly walked across the hundred foot trestle on Carl Flood's narrow-guage railway to get a thimbleful of wild strawberries.

MAX FIELD wants chickens, horseskins, cowskins and newspapers and iron and brass.


A troup of gypsies passed through Shelby not on ponies and caravans but with a ford, a Buick and a Studebaker. They called on the business men and wanted to tell their fortunes and hold their rolls of money. A gypsy woman stopped in the dooryard and was fooling with old Mr. Barnes flattering him and clapping her hands first on his shirt pocket and then on his hip pockets and side pockets trying to find out where the money was. "Haven't you got some money?" asked the sorceress. "Why yes," said C. E. Barnes and showed her some. But finally she located the place where he kept the big roll and she said: "Let me hold the money in my hand while I tell your fortune." But he held his hand over the spot and would not let her put her hand in that pocket. Then Mrs. Barnes came out and told the gypsy woman to go into the house.

The same bunch of gypsies passed through Hart. One woman was in Hyde's shoe store fingering a pair of shoes which she saw standing on a shelf and Mr. Joslin looked in the screen door and yelled: "Here, take that pair of shoes out of your pocket!" In scorn she turned and laid a curse on him and wished him all the bad luck in the world. Mr. Joslin's automobile backed into a buggy inside of 30 minutes and smashed it exspensively.

State of Michigan - The Probate Court for the County of Oceana.

At a session of said Court, held at the Probate Office in the Village of Hart in said county, on the 25th day of June, A.D., 1919.

Present: Hon. Frank E. Wetmore, Judge of Probate.

In the matter of the estate of J.H. Beach, Deceased.

Elmer T. Beach havig filed in said court his final administration account, and his petition praying for the allowance thereof and for the assignment and distribution of the residue of siad estate.

It is ordered that the 28th day of July, A. D., 1919, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said probate office, be and is herby appointed for examining and allowing said account and hearing said petition;

It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three consecutive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Mears News, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.

Frank E. Wetmore, Judge of Probate.

A true copy; Doris Tennant, Clerk of Probate.

State of Michigan - The Probate Court for the County of Oceana.

At a session of said Court held at the Probate Office in the Village of Hart in said County on the 18th day of June, A.D., 1919.

Present: Hon. Frank E. Wetmore, Judge of Probate.

In the matter of the estate of Sarah L. Dunn, Deceased.

Gertie Schultz having filed in such court her petition praying for license to sell the interest of said estate in certain real estate therein described:

It is ordered that the 21st day of July, A.D., at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at sid probate office, be and is herby apointed for hearing said petition, and that all persons interested in said estate appear before said court, at said time and place, to show cause why a license to sell the interest of said estate in said real estate should not be granted.

It is further ordered, That public notice thereof be given by publication of a copy of this order, for three consecutive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Mears News a newspaper printed and circulated in said county.

Frank E. Wetmore, Judge of Probate.

A true copy: Doris Tennant, Clerk of Probate.

Mary Edlund has the blues worrying over her Al to hurry back to get those dog-licenses. Mary will make Al a helova cook.

C. Necaise of Weare burned a hole in his shirt while smoking in bed.

Miss Estella McCoy was born to be an artist and she went sailing through the academy of art in Chicago like a witch on a broom handle. And now while she honors the bath beach at Little Pt. Sable with her aesthetic presence is it any wonder Estella enamels tin cans?

William Bakker, the harness ripper is going to the Netherlands for sixty days if he can get his port-pass.

A cool wet swim was uppermost in the minds of George Brandel and his friend as they hurried down to Crystal Lake but when they got down to the pond beautiful they heard Clark Johnson yelling for strawberry ickers at forty cents a case and they dropped their bathing suits and ran yelling to the patch.

For a picnic, or a Sunday outing can you find a better place than Crystal Lake? Three miles from Mears, three miles from Hart and about three miles from Shelby, it lies in the midst of us. Cool, beautiful spring-fed lake, it cleanses itself every twenty-four hours. And then think of the roller coaster, the bath-houses, the swing, the pavilion, and the little brown store where Arlie Ullrich sells candy, ice cold pop, canned beans and pickles, all the time and ice cream cones on Sunday. - (adv.)

They have some new machinery in the Pentwater Can Factory and the American Can Copany's man is along to supervise the installation and pour a little clock oil into there joints the first ten days. Along with him came Fred Hutchinson, a lad in his later teens, wheo immediately became very much attracted to Olive Richmond one of the machine operators, who will always live in the memory of the Purdues by the name of Cutey. The American Can Company's man had to watch Freddy all the time to keep him away from Olive's side so she could fill up cans fast and get her work done.

Fourth of July in Mears comes on Friday so this week I will cut your hair and shave your brother on Thursday or Saturday. -- Otto James, the barber.

Lost, a gas cap from an Oldsmobile Saturday in Hart between Graff's garage and the cemetery. -- Wendall Gamble.

After oiling the Oldsmobinle in Detroit Alec. Miller will roll his family up to Juniper Beach to spend the month of July. He is a partner in the firm of Miller Bros., the famous commission merchants who have a booming branch in Hart.

Seven year old bay mare for sale. - Henry Lind, Rt. 1, Mears.

Now the reason that Frank Frutchey built his new barn so far back in the field on his farm in Weare is that there was a sandbank there which was compatible with the basement barn, and if they built the basement barn up by the house they would have to carry eleven hundred wheelbarrowsful of dirt to make the necessary ant-hill.

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