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BANNER SEVENTH YEAH. NO. 14. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, AUGUST 22. 1895. WHOLE NO. 325. TheBelding Banner Published Every Thursday Afternoon BY COWDIN Sc LAPHAM -AT HELIUM), (IOSIA CO.,) MIV1I. Ofttce in thfe People's Savings Hank bloc Main tttreet. ONE DOLL A 11 PER YE Alt STIUCTLY IN ADVANCE. Advertising Hates upon application. Adverti.slrik' bills collected monthly. Tran Blent utlverttainir n advance. Obituary poetry will not be inserted unless paid ror. earns or i nanus must De paw ror, warnaifo anu ueain notices rree. Notices for religious and benevolent societies of reasonable length free. Copy for ch inire of advertisement must be re reived not later than Tuesday noon in order to insure insertion. Entered at the l'ostoftlce Helding. Mich., for transmission through the mails us second class matter. TIRKD. If this paragraph is marked you win know tnal your subscription expires Y with this issue, and as our terms are strict ly cash in advance it will be discontinued unless renewed t'Ol'NT V OFF1CEICS. Circuit Judge Frank 1). M. Davis Probate Judge A. Milan Willett Sheriff Alex.T. Montgomery Clerk I-. Delos Hurch Treasurer (Jeo. W. Snyder I'rosecutlng Attorney Koyal A. Hawley Register of Deeds Loren C. Pales County Surveyor D. C.Crawford County Drain Commissioner. ... F. A. Palmer Circuit Court Commis- ....Henry llorrlgan sloners . ...J. M. Chadilock Commissioner of Schools Elmer H. Hale CITY OFFICERS. Mayor W. F. Hricker Clerk C. R. Cowdin Treasurer W. D. Day Marshal V. W. Mitchell City Attorney J. S. Rosevelt Justices of the Peace E. H. Lapham, V. J. Wilson. Aldermen... First ward. J. A. Spencer Chas. Harroun; Second ward. M. E. Peck. E. W. Jer sey; Third Ward. T. F. Ireland, E. Hunt. Supervisors. . . Fht ward, Chas. Eddy : Second ward, J. T. Angtll; Third ward, W. A. Wilder. CHI RCIIEH. METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH-Ser-vices at U:.H)a. m. and ":.' p. m. Sabbath School at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Rkv. O. J. Ooi.DKN, Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL, CHURCH-Services at 10:.') a. m. and 7:'i p. m. Sabbath School at ll:4." a.m. Pravcr meeting on Thursday eve ning. Rev. H. V. cnn.is, Pastor. HAPTIST CHlTijcil-Servlces at 10:.K)a. in. and?:.K)p m. Sabbath school at close of mor ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Rkv. W. L. Miwukk, Pastor. II. L. WXX IlliXSCIIOTIiX, Ofllce in Spencer ATTORNEY AT LAW Hlock, Priding. Mich. Refehkncks hy Pkkmission : lion. Allen H Morse, Hon. A. A. Ellis, Thus. F. MclJarry, Hon F. D. M. Davis. v. .. ,n:sr. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ionia, Michigan General Law Ilusiness transacted WHICH SHALL IT BE? may LIZU'IS It. HALL. XT OTA 11 Y PCHLI .'. Insurance, Fire and Life. Real Estate. Loans. Collections Ofllce. with II. L. Van Menschoten, Spencer IIIOCK. . S. MO Mi IS. iHITY PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH OFFI J CKK.-Otrice rear of W. I. Henedict & Co s drug store. Hours:-v to 11 a. m., lito 4 and 7 to o p. m. Resilience opposite M. E. church. . a. iihh:ijsox, T3HYRI0IAN AND RURf'.EON-OrriCE: Ov er Earle & Rummler's store. Ofllce hours 8 to 10 a. m., S to 4 and 6 :.'! to H p. m. J. OIILIXCIU. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Offlce at res idence on Hrldge street. Office hours 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. .. J. I'lXKllAM, M. It. C. M. THYSICIAN AND SCRGEON-Offlce over J- page s hardware. Night calls at office. (i. A. STAXTtX, XHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-OKKICE -- ond floor, Mclocht to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 residence. Sec- block. Ofllce hours 8:30 to 8 p.m. Night call at C II. MILLAIilt, DENTIST. Office in the Holmes & Robinson Hlock. over Robinson & Hudson grocery store, Helding, Mich. lilt. CL J SMITH, T ENTIST. Office hours H to 5:.'t0. Leonard XJ Hlock, ding. Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, TONSOEIAL AETIST. All work in my lino artistically done. Par lors under People's Savings Hank. Chas. A. Wagner, ' Vt.SObHlTEatul ItEEIt OfO.I.V TUSEK ami ItEI'.llllEli. (New England Conservatory System.) Teacher of Piano, Organ and Hand Instru ments. Helding. Mich. Jennie E. Wagner, TKACIIEK OF ltAXtt AX It IIAHM(tXY. Residence: One Mock E Huildimr, Helding. Mich. ast of High School seitscKiin: run tiik Grand Rapid? Daily Democrat It contains the fr.i. A-voc.iitci Press dis patches. Arrives in :eUi;na at M:'-?i deliver ed by Non.i Muck at !e a ween loi f'.j. papers. lc a week for sovon days. Shlloh's Cure, the irreat rough and croup enre. Is in gre;it !em.inl. l'o kct size eon tains twenty fhe tn-n-4 n!y 2.V. Children love it. Sold by dni'gi-ts. Sold y W. 1. Hene II. t t Co. (1) Mrs. T. S. Iluftkin. i; i I't.unmi, Tenn. says, "hiioli's Vitali7.t r s,ieil my lite. 1 consider If the lxst reine.h- for a debilitated gytern I ever uH." For lv?i twin, liver or kidney trouble It excels. I'r cc 5 cts. Sold hy W. I. Benedict Co. (!) WM F. SANDELL. Xamxti Hroker. Short time loans on any form of good security. Lone time loans on niyh class real estate se curity. Ofllce at th Model Market. Do We Want to Itrtalu Our Present Charter or Adopt the New One? At the requestof a large number o the tax-payers of the city,I have been asked to give niyviews a9 well as some of the special features of what is ealle the Blanket charter as compared with our present charter. The first change of importance that a voter must be a resident of th ward where he votes for twenty day instead of ten as in present charter. Second. The board of registration to consist of the aldermen of each ward. Third. The mayor is not allowed to voto for any appointive ottieer, I-ourth. The inspectors of election to consist of the supervisor and tho two aldermen and one electorppointed by the council. Fifth. Tho clerk and treasurer each appoint a deputy. Sixth. All ordinances require the concurrence of all tho aldermen elect before their passage. seventh, iso petition required to compel tho residents of any street to pave, plank, gravel, grade or curb if two-thirds or four of our aldermen vote therefor. iugnth. ro petition required to ompel persons to build sidewalk if four of tho aldermen voto therefor. Ninth. Council can make any im provements they see fit regardless of ax by a two-thirds voto of the aldermen loot. tenth. Before any monies can bo raised or expended for tho extension of water works, it must be submitted to the people and must have at least two- thirds of all the votes cast in favor of the same or the same will bo lost. Eleventh. That all contracts in ex cess of $o(0 shall be let to the lowest bidder who shall sign contract and ex- ecuto suitable bonds with no right to reject any bids providing suitable bonds are olTered. Twelth. There may be a tax of 8-10 per cent, levied in any one year for general purposes, including tax for epairingnnd cleaning of streets and to provide a sinking fund to pay debts and the interest thereon, besides an additional tax of .1 percent, in special I assessment districts for the irradinr. paving, curbing, graveling and improv ing of streets, making a total of 0 8-10 of tax that four members of the council could impose in any ono year besides the expense of building sidewalks, without any petition of tho tax payers if such members saw lit to do so. Thirteenth. Kequires a two-thirds vote of all the electors to make a loan for public improvements. There are several other features that I consider objectionable, among them tho manner of assessing and collecting of delinquent sidewalk tax which makes it very expensive to the owner of lot as well as to the city. In my opinion tho following sections are objectionable for tho following rca sons: That according to section six it would Ikj very difficult for the whole council io see auKe in uic passage oi me or dinances which requires tho entire council to vote therefor. I hat sections seven, eight and nine give four members of the council too much power and takes tho whole mat ter out of the hands of the people so that they have nothing to say in regard to tho matter whereas our present charter leaves it in the hands of the tax payers who petition therefor and trie council cannot incur ucn expense without such petition. That the tenth and thirteenth require a two-thirds vote in order to carry enner poini wnich would no very dillicult in my opinion. I hat the eleventh section is very ob jectionable for tho reason that it does not give the couneil or board of public works the right to reject any and all bids as has always been tho custom in such matters. That tho twelfth section contains more objectional features than all the others combined; that it gives tho council power without petition or a word from the tax payers to fix a total tax for all purposes aside from the building of sidewalks at tho sum of six and eight-tenths per cent in anyone year. I am not saying that they would do any such thing but they could do It If they felt so disposed or any four members would l a majority and could do tho same. Now unless we, the voters to ihe number of fifty or more petition tho common council to call a special elec tion before the 1st day of December A. I)., 189.), wo will rjcromo incorporated under the ewer a law with all its ob jectionable features atxve enumerated and the manner of voting of such elec tion will bo tho same as all other elec tions and the tickets will contain theso words: For becoming1 re-lncorjKrated under the general law. Yes or No. All persons voting no will -be those that are satisfied to let tho people of tho city rule and not place the powers in four members of the city council as above set forth. Your Servant and Fellow Tax Payer, Geo. S. Rosevelt, LOO KINO FOK SUCK KHS AM) FOUNI Til KM. Notwithstanding tho efforts of the public press, who are warning its read era uay In and day out, the crop of City Att'y. 8Ut'kt-rB caught in Greenville every day uoes not diminish. A few days since a man calling himself by the name of Cook, arrived at one of our hotels and engaged a room. He commenced at once to work gathering in a rich crop or suckers on tho plea that he was Tho next annual meeting of the Northwestern Soldiers' and Sailors' Association will Ikj held at llig Rapids on September 17, 18 and 19. This is tho first encampmerat ever held in Big Rapids and the people there are spar- detective of tho state board of health I ng neither labor nor expense to make and his plan of operation was as fol itthn Vwwt 1'o.nninn nine linl,1 lir tliollm-. ri. t w j ue wouiu go among ino cows association. Tho t county fair will be and if he found ono sick he would claim held at the same time affording at- the cow was diseased and the milk was tractions of interest outside tho en- the cause of much of the disease float- campment. Campfires wili bo held ig around, and that tho owner was every evening an addresses will be liable to a heavy fine. If 'tho owner given each afternoon. Among the would kill tho cow and od him Cnn, prominent speakers expected to address U.. 75, his expenses from Lansimr and tho "boys" aro Gov. John T. Rich, return, he would say nothing about it. Senator J. C. Burrows, Gen. R. A. The amount of money ho gathered in Alger, Ex-Senator John Patton, Hon. and the cows killed Is astonishing as A. T. Bliss, Hon. James O'Donnell, already heard from. Cook spent" his Hon. R. P. Bishop and Hon. Wm. evenings in the city, appointing detec Alden Smith. Special trains will be tives for the sum of $5 and $10 each, run on this road at very low rates and thero are to our knowledge, three which will soon boannounced. Ample young men and one vounu woman here accommodations will bo prepared for who consider themselves full-fledged an soiuiers, sailors, their families and detectives they having paid for it in and friends who aro cordially invited good money. To clap the climax Cook to attend. A good time Is assured for jumped his board bill, and the landlord all who can avail themselves of the ot- has annlird fm- n iv.irr.mf f,. rw,u, i j A Bicycle Rider ? OF THIS;CITY Han obtained a reputation and has yet has done nothing mom than create an innocent breeze. Precise in hi saddle. modeHt in hla dresH. and creating a feeling of envy when ever he appears upon the streets. Yet a breeze of the riht sort l a most desirable thing, and how comforsable these hot.days. It i9 a breeze of this sort, the line of DUCKS, DIMITIES. CREPONS. SATIN ES, FANS. CAMBRICS. BATISTS, SUMMER GOODS, PARASOLS, ETC. are now creating at V II. J. LEONARD. . . i portunity. A musical soiree will be given by the ladies of the Baptist church, at the Baptist church, on Friday evening, August 23, at 8 o'clock. P HOG HAM. Symphony No. 2. Hydn Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Crawford. Dreamland Ferry a Lullaby Remick ' Miss Mabel Spencer. Una Notte A Venezla G. Lucantonl Miss Susie Cornell and Mr. J. A. Crawford. 'orsaken Karthner Volkswelse Messrs. Heed, Vanderkar, Crawford and Master Joe Crawford. A Night In Venice Miss Mabel Spencer and Master Joe Crawford Tl Prego O Padre . Nicolas Misses Cornell and Spencer, Mr. J. A. Crawford jjow uown mine r.ar steams Master Joe Crawford. Come With Me Campana Misses Cornell and Spencer. edouin Love Song Pinsuti Mr. W. D. Hallou. Sans Souci Ascher Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Crawford. Call Me Hack L Denza Miss Susie Cornell. Lust Night Half Jan Kjerulf Messrs. Reed, Vanderkar, Crawford and Master Joe Crawford. Admission 15 cents: children 10 cents. arrest, but Cook when last heard from took the train at Lowell for Chicago, and he is no doubt there laughing until his sides ache, at tho rich harvest ho reaped in Greenville and vicinity. i Greenville Call. WILL iioom fki:k kilvkk. A project is on foot whereby tho Dorr Times and two or three Grand Rapids papers will bo consolidated and a hustling free coinage of silver paper published at Grand Rapids to cover tho territory of Western Michigan, with Frank V. Ball, formerly editor of tho Grand Rapids Daily Democrat; Ex-Congressman (ieo. F. Richardson and Frank J. Luick. as proprietors. If the project materializes, the Times orlice will be removed to Grand Rapids and our subscribers furnished with the new paper. More particulars next week. Dorr Times. Tho Howard City fair will be held this year August 27-.10, the only August fair in the state. On this ac count several shows and other attrac tions will open the fair season there to commence their circuit. There will be horse races of unusual merit each day; bicycle races Wednesday and Friday; balloon ascension with parachute drop by a man and dog in separate para chutes, bicycle fancy dress carnival, horseback riding by girls and other leading features on Thursday. Half fare on all railroads and special trains between Howard City and Ionia on the D. L. & N. R. R. The village of Rockford held a spec ial election Monday to vote on the proposition to bond in the sum of not more than $10,000 for the purpose of putting in a general system of water works. It carried by a vote of 10!) for and 29 against. A jubilee over the result was held in tho evening. We i,i t .u.i- i11 dv curL8 Ple. or Py required. yi win nuiuu aiu ttnuM-iilUKllum lllfir It s irii.i run t w t,. ,r ,., r.rf.. c.,l. The Discovery Saved His Life. M.VG. Cnillouette, Druggist, Beav- ersville, 111., says: "To Dr. King's .New Discovery I owe my life. Was taken with lagrippe and tried all tho physicians for miles about, but of no avail and was given up and told I could not live. Having Dr. King's New Discovery in my store I sent for a bot tle and began its use and from the first do;6 began to get better, and after us ing three bottles was up and about again. It is worth its weight in gold. We won't keep store or house without it. Get a free trial at Holmes & Cou ncil s drug storo. Cure for Headache. As a remedy for all forms of head ache, Electric Bitters has proved to be the very best. It elfects a permanent cure ana ;the most dreaded habitual sick heauaclles yield to its influence. ItT . ll 1 ..... . ve urge an wno are anncteu to pro cure a bottle, and give this remedy a fair trial. In cases ot habitual consti pation Electric Bitters cures by giving ine neeueu tone to tho bowels, and few cases long resist tho use of this med icine. Try it once. Largo bottles only fifty cents at Holmes & Connell's drugstore. (2) llueklen's Arnica Salve. l no best salvo In tho world for cuts. bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,chilblalns, corns, ana all skin eruimons. and nos- Postum Cereal Is the finest drink on earth Way ahead of Coffee and more healthy. You can buy it at ROBINSON & HUDSON'S. The Drinkers. A Good Reliable Watch Fully Warranted, Only Rip Van Winkle sleep and becoming imbued with the idea that improve ment in this progressive age is the watchword of tho hour. Kenneth Bazemore had the good fortune to receive a small bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy when three mem bers of his family were sick with dys- entary. This one small bottle cured them all and ho had some left which he gave to Geo. W. Baker, a prominent merchant of tho place, Lewiston. N. C, and it cured him of the samo com plaint. When troubled with dysen tery, diarrhoea, cholie or cholera mor bus, givo this remedy a trial and you will bo more than pleased with the result. Tho praiso that naturally fol lows its Introduction and use has made it very popular. 25 and SO cent bottles for sale by Holmes & Connell. Annual low rate excursion to l'etos- key this year vlaD. L. & N. and C. & W. M. Rys. will bo on August 20th. Tickets good until Sept. 7th to return. Kate from Helding is $4.00. Ask agents for particulars or write toL. M. Fuller, Chief Clerk, Grand Rapids. 'I known an old soldier who had chronic dlarrhu'a of long standing to nave ocen permanently cured bv tak ing Chamberlain s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy," says Edward Shumpik, a prominent druggist of Minneapolis, Minn. "I have sold tho remedy in this city for over seven years and consider it superior to any other medicine now on tho market for bowell complaints." 2- and 60 cent bottles of this remedy for sale hv Holmes & Connell. When wcaslon demands Its use. trv DoWitt's Witch Hazel Salvo. It is cooling to burns, stops pain Instantly, cleanses, a perfect healer for scalds or ikin eruptions. Always euro idles. W. I. Benedict & Co. faction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Holmes & Connell. YOU CAN't AFFORD TO MISS IT. It's going to bo a great day in Grand Uapios August 2oth. Big German Schwabenfest in the grove at Reed's Lake. Annual harvest festival at which everybody is welcome, and for whoso entertainment numerous games ana oia country customs are trlven. Prominent among tho attractions will be a balloon ascension by a noted Ger man aeronaut, accompanied by his dog "Kaiser" who will perform tho para chute drop. It will be an occasion of general merry making and well worth a visit. Ihe D. L. & N. will run a special low rale excursion on that date, leav ing ist'iding at :.io a. m., arriving at Grand Rapids at 11:15 a. m. Return ing leave at 7:00 p. m. Round trip rate sum. U M. FULLER, C. C. LOW RATES TO BOSTON. On account of Knights Templar Con clave, tho C. & W. M. and D. L. & N. Rys will sell excursion tickets to Bos ton via several routes and at low rates. Dates or sale will bo August 19th to 25th. Return limh Sept. 10th. Limit will bo extended if desired to Sept. ooui. Ask agents for full information, or address, L. M. Fuller, Chief Clerk, Grand Rapids. Travelers find a safe companion In DeWitt's Colic and Cholera Cure. A change in drinking water and In diet, often causes severe and dangerous complaints. This medicine always cures them. W. I. Benedict & Co. "Kaiser" will drop with his para-. cnuie ai Keed s Lake, (irand Rapids, August 25th. Big Schwabenfest and lots of fun. Excursion and low rates via D. L. fc N. R'y. Ask agents AT Eyes Fitted Free. RICABY'S Jewelry Store. Closing Out Sale of Ladies', Gents' and Children's Through the Month of July I will sell my Entire Stock of Shoes at LESS THAN ...WHOLESALE... PRICES! Take advantage ol this sale and get what Shoes you need for a Little Money, at O'BRYON'S.