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ELT DING BANNER. SEVENTH YEAK. NO. 15. BELDING, MIOH., THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1895. WHOLE NO. 20. r TheBelding Banner a trip to N1ACARA falls- Published Every Thursday Afternoon ed rubber suits at a cost of lifty cents each. Wo then proceeded to tho How to See the ir-nt Fall Mint Oilier nlpvntnc unil worn annn tnrwlnrl nt. ihn I'olntu of Inlcrt-Ht In One liny. I . . , i t J mouth of the cavo leadincr under the From my earliest recollections, I VhIU nn !PU nnt,,rin tn.,n.i t OOWDIN Sc TjAFHAM, have always dreamed of tho day whon h8 VCry dark and you begin to feel In- AT HF.I.IHStl, (tOSI.l CO.,) M It'll. OllU'e In tho People's Savings Hunk block, Mum street. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR 8TKKTI.Y IN ADVANCE. Advertising Kates Uoii application. Ailvertlsintf lulls collected inontlily. I should boo Niagara Falls. How finitely small and powerless with tho man umes navo 1 read oi Niagara ana thought of tho mighty weight of rocks wisneu cuKomany otner Doys pernaps) ,ibove and surroundino- vou. A little that 1 might be able to go and see tho flirther on and a dim light brightens ians. my hoy hood dream has at last been realized. On tho morning of August Hth, I with several other Heldimr neonle one a grand view of tho rapids abovo and the Falls, both on tho American and Canadian side. From hero tho Maid of tho Mist can bo seen plying to and fro on tho river below tho Falls, running up into tho very mouth of the Horseshoe cataract, until tho spray almost hides it from view, then turning goes back to its landing. From this point wo continuo up tho island and up tho dark cavo and you soon emerge soon came in sight of tho three sister out under a portion of tho great Horse- islands which are reached by bridges. shoo cataract. Wo then begin to lirst lbo islands are near the center of the Tran- started on tho big excursion given by realize tho stupendious forco of tho water as It dashes over the Falls. Rubber clothincr hero is not of much Detroit to Niagara 1-alls, l ins being avail. I soon found that mv clean Zi$u benevolent societies so cheap a trip, put it within tho reach starched linen and new tie that I had taken so much pains to chanire that .(.,.. ... I. -,... 1. i,,.. in ... I. obituary poetry win 'not 'p inserted unless the Grand Trunk railway company via nam tor. cams or riianus must do paiu lor Marriage and death notices free Notice of reason Conv for chMiiL'c of iiilvi-rt isinunt must bo rr ceiveti not later than Tuesday noon in order to insuro insertion. Entered at the Postoillce Helding, Mich., for transmission through tho mails as second class matter. X? IKKL). If this paragraph Is marked you ill know that your subscription expires with this issue, and as our terms are strict ly cash in advance it will be discontinued unless renewed. of many to avail themselves of tho opportunity. So cheap a rate for tho round trip almost discouraged mo from going, for I have often realized tho fact that cheap rates brought many discom- ioris to ine traveler, jmv rears were needless for all the comforts of any ordinary railroad trip were enjoyed. Although our section had on board neatly livo hundred people, wo were morning were soon soaked ready for tho laundry and no drowned rat could have looked more forlorn than wo by tho time wo reached tho elevator again. iui mo granueur oi ine scene my pen fails to describe. river and one gains a view of tho mad rapids that cannot bo seen so well from other points. Much of the wild and wonderful in these rudo isles might fancy cull. Returning to tho main island wo wander through the leafy shade until the lights begin to twinkle from the rocks. Tho long day wans; the slow moon climbs; tho deep moans round with many voices; then wo seek our hotel and are soon ready to take tho train for Huffalo to a lato supper. coi'NTY oi i ici:i:s. Circuit Jndfre Frank 1). M. Davis Probate Judtre A. Milan Willett Sherill Alex. T. Montgomery Clerk I.. Delos liurcli Treasurer -. Ceo. W. Snyder Prosecuting Attorney Koyal A. Hawley KeL'ister of Jeeds Eoren C. Pules Count v Surveyor I). C.Crawford County Praia Commissioner F. A. Palmer Circuit Court Cornmis- I . ...Henry llorrftfan sinners) J, it. Chaddock Commissioner of Schools Klnier M. Hale CITY OI I ICKKS. Mayor W. F. Hrieker Clerk C. K. Cowdin Treasurer W.D.Day Marshal W. V. Mitchell City Attorney C S. Kosevelt Justices of the Peace K. Ii. Lapham, W. J. Wilson. Aldermen... First ward. J. A. Spencer Chas. Harroun; Second want, M. Peck. K. . Jer hpv: Third Ward. T. F, Ireland. K. Hunt. Supervisors. . . First ward. Chas. Eddy : Second ward, J. T. An;;. It: Third ward, W. A. Wilder, cm lit: I u:s. Methodist KPIscopal cilUKOH-Ser- M the rushing waters, vices at 10:.!(ia. m. uml7:.'t)p. m. Sabbath School at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Kkv. O. J. (Joi.dkn, Pastor. CON'(iKEC.ATI()NAL CHFUCM-Services at IP:.') a. m. and 7:;) p. m. Sabbath School at II :45a.m. Prayer meeting on Thursday eve ninR. Kkv. II. V. Ciiii.ds, Pastor. HAITI ST CHUKC1 1 Services at 10 ::). m. and7:.1)p m. Sabbat h school at close of mor ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening, kkv, w. i. iirx;KH, castor. not crowded for room, every person Lurried us past and always in sight of After changing our rubber suits wo All this in one day. Time to say good- airain boarded the cars on our down- night. ward trip to Queenstown. Our trip down W. F. BKICKEU. THE NEW CHARTER. ii. i. r.i.v iii:scik)ti:s. A TTOKNKY AT T,A W.-Olllce in Spencer A. 1UOCK, JfelUtng. MH ll. Kekkiiknck.s ii v Pkkmmsion : Hon. Allen H Morse, Hon. A. A. Kllis, Thos. F. Me(!arry, Hon. r, u.m. u;n- j . u f v. .. ,ii:st. A TTOKNKY AT LAW. Ionia. Michigan. jlJl (icneral Law Itusincvs transacted. KliW'ls It. It A hi.. "VTOTAKY PFitLP'. - Insurance. Fire and Life. K;tl Estate. I, onus. Ctdlections. Oftlcp with H. L. van lietisehoten, Spencer UIOCK. . S. M OKU IS. fMTY PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH OFFf J CEK. Ofllce rear of W. I. H nedict & co's drug store. Hours: it to II a. m., 'J to 4 and 7 to 8 p. in. Kesulence opposite M. E. church. .. n. i'i:m;i:sis IJHYSIOIAN AND SURG KON-OrKlCE : Ov er Karle fe Kummler's store. Otllce hours 8 to 10 a. m., a to 4 and to sp. m. . iihi.(;i:it. TJIIYSICIAN AND SI' K(J EON Olllce at res- -1. ldence on Hrtdve street. Otllce hours I to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. . I I'lXKIIAM. M. If. V.M. PHYSICIAN AND SCKdEOV-Omee over I'age's hardware. Night calls at otllce. ti. A. STA.MO.V, "OHYSICIAN AND SCKCEON Offkt.: See- 1 ond llnor, Meloche block. Olllce hours H::l to 10 a. tn., a to 4 and 7 to p. m. Night call at residence. ;. II. MII.I.AUIt. DENTIST.- Olllee in the Holmes Jt Kobinsn Mlock. over KobuiMni it Hudson grocery store, Helding, Mich. having a seat, and schedule time was made. No accident or incident occur red to mar our pleasant daylight trip, arriving at xxiagara anoui o p. m., a little too late to see tho Falls from Suspension bridge, but not too lato to hear its mighty rush and roar, which thousands of years hence will still b heard tho same, unless the works of man should interfere too much with the works of nature. Although tired and hungry on our irrivai, sieep uiu not visit my eyes until I had seen tho American side of the great Falls. Then I sought my bed to sleep my llrst night within tho sound that like the soughing of tho wind through the pine forests, soon lulled me to rest. i-ucK sometimes lavors us when we least expect it. Wo met at tho hotel where wo stopped, a gentleman who had seen Niagara on several different occasions. An old tourist has tho fac ulty of distinguishing a green arrival on sirt. Ju our case it moved a boon to us that we were so easily distinguish i-u. e 'a neu ironi tnis P-nnt cm;in a perfect knowled.?; of, howvto s?oo Niag ara In tho shortest possible time and for tho least expense. For the benefit of my friends who may some day take this trip I will attempt in my poor way to descrilM! the route and the many points oi interest to oe seen. 1 1 you are an American, you will undoubtedly top on the American side. After thoroughly resting up, the morning after our arrival we started on foot for the Falls on the American side. This is only a short walk from some of the grandest scenery on this continent. On leaving tho Table liock IIouso wo soon came in sight of the great cantilever uriuge, one oi the first bridges of this kind ever erected. The length of the bridge is 910 feet, heighth of rail above water 24") feet. Ihis bridge was begun in 1 SS.'I, and completed in about two years. With- Alderman Harroun Yiewx It From Another Standpoint. VOTEKS AND TAX I AYEKS OF THI City of Heldim;: I would rcsoect fully call your attention to the article in last week s paper regarding the new charter which we aro asked to vote down previous to December 1st The writer savs: "In my opinion I Dicycie iiaer OF TM1S CITY f t Has obtained a reputation and has yet has f f done nothing morn than create an innocent i breeze. Precise in his saddle, modest in his dress, and creating a feeling of envy when ever he uppeurs upon the streets. Yet a breeze of the right sort Is a most desirable thing, und how comforsable these hot days. It Is a breeze of this sort, the line of DUCKS, DIMITIES, CREPONS, SATINES, FANS, CAMBRICS, BATISTS, SUMMER GOODS, PARASOLS, ETC. are now creating at II. J. LEONARD. in a stono's throw below is tho Railway tho following sections aro objectionable Suspension bridge. Tho total span of this bridge is 825 feet, height 2."8 feet. It is suspended from four wiro cables each 101 inches in diameter. On our return we crossed this bridge on foot. h rom hero tho road winds along the river, sometimes running so near the precipice that ono holds their breath and breaths a sigh of relief when across. Over chasms that look down on the tops of tall trees below. Creep ing around tho sides of the mountain, on towards (Queenstown we go. Soon the rapids are insight. Here the river is very narrow and the great body of water rushes through the rocky bedded goriro with, the swiftness or a wild horse. On! on it rushes, sweeping r rery thing before 1l J.vn to the whirlpool below. The road here winds around the whirlpool and gives a fine view from two points, above on the river and below. Leaving the whirlpool we soon came in sight of Block's monument. This monument is near the top of the moun tain overlooking Queenstown on the Canadian side and Lewiston on the American siue. ine mountain has a total height of about 3.0 feet. From here one has a splendid view of the the city of Toronto can be plainly seen in the distance. Brock's monument was erected to the memory of Gen. Brock, who was killed on tho famous battlefield of Queenstown Heights in the war of 1M2. A stone erected by t he l'rince of u ales marks the exact spot l)lt. a. SMITH. T ENTIST. OiUcp hours sto.V.'U X ISIock, ding. Mich. the main part of the town, through surrounding country. On a clear day diady groves to tho water's edge. In fact some very line resort hotels are within sight of the Falls. We follow- ed the graveled walks leading through a iHiautuui natural park, down to where tho ledge of rock hangs out al most over the Falls. What a sight, (never to be forgotten) met our view, l-ooKing up the river tho water comes (lashing over tin; rocky rapids around Goat Island as far as tho eye can see, with a rush and roar that no human power could resist. It leaps over the Falls to tho rocks J 00 feet below, and is dashed into foam and spray like the waves of the ocean in a storm. No pen can describe thesul.limity and grandeur of tho scene, nor can tongue give ex- for the following reasons," and the states that it requires the concurrent vote of tho entire council to pass an ordinance. If you will get a conv of the charter you will find it says, "It shall require the concurrent voto of (t majority of till tho aldermen elected to pass an ordinance," that section of the charter being an exact duplicate word for word of our present charter. He says further that sections seven eight and nine eivo tho council too much power. To be sure if wo elect men to the council who will abuse tho powers granted them wo should be in a very nau way n wo were to come under that charter; and so wo would uncbr our present charter which pro iujs that when a petition 13 presented to have a street graded and graveled the council may have tho work done and assess the cost to the property abutting upon said street providing the cost shall not exceed twenty-fiye percent, of the assessed valuation of said property, so you see tho council has a chance to abuse its authority under our present charter. Again he says that tho eleventh section is very objectionable for the reason that it does not give the council or board of public works tho right to reject any or all bids as has always been the custom. The charter says in contracts amounting to over $."00, the b ,ard of public works shall advertise for bids giving therefor such notice as the council shall direct, and that the contract shall be let to the lowest bid where he was killed. Tho monument der deemed competent, etc., subject to was lirst erected in 1N2 but was de stroyed by an explosion in 1810. The present structure stands on a base 0 feet square and is lSo feet high, erected in !::$. We now commence descending the mountain ami tire soon passing over tho old battle ground of Queenstown Heights. Passing tho battle ground we arrive at Queenstown, one of the Leonard pression to the awe inspiring ssnsations oldest towns in Canada and the highest h. p. Mcelroy, TONSORIAL AETIST. All work in my line artistically done. Par lors under People's Savings lianU. Chas. A. Wagner, I. I SO FOIl TV. n l IlKF.n OIIO.IX Tir.Wlt and it i:r a ii:i:u. (New England Conscrvntory System.) Teacher of Piano, Organ and Hand Instru ments. Melding. Mich. Jennie E. Wagner, Tl. U II Kit OF lIAXlt ASI IIAHAtOXY. Residence:-One block East of High School Dulldimr, Helding, Mich. svnsr.it i m: foh the produced by this wonderful work of nature. It must be seen to be compre hended. After viewing the Falls we wended our way down to the new foot and car point on the river that boats touch. it one time mis is saiu to nave oeeti a very busy, prosperous town, but time has wrought changes. Here death and decay have held full sway and changed riage suspension bridge. This bridge the once prosperous town to a small was lirst built of wood in 18(10, rebuilt tumble down village. A few old stone in 1SSJ) entirely of steel. It has a span buildings that are almost ready to tum- ,.f I l. l. t !.... .! l r a I . , ....... . ' menu imiiumi arm sixiy-eigiu jeei oio uown are aooui all that remains. from center to renter of towers. The old eustom bouse, one nr two old Heighth from rail to water, over two stone churches, and tho old stone hundred and lifty feet. Here we pur- building where tho first newspaper in ine approval oi the council, now any one can construe mat to mean that we have not the right to reject any or all bids is past my comprehension. In regard to sections ten and thirteen which requiro a two-thirds vote to authorize tho council to issue bonds does appear disadvantageous in a country where the majority is supposed to rule, but while I am heartily in favor of the city having a system of water works, I do not believe it would be advisable to make an Investment of that kind unless at least two thirds of the iH-opIo approved of the same, so for myself can not see any serious objection to the charter on that account. One item of Importance which the writer of the article overlooked is this; the new charter provides that tho eity may issue bonds in the sum of five per cent, of assessed valuation for tho pur- slreet or other lighting, provided two thirds of the electors shall vote there for. Also that we may issue bonds for live per cent of valuation for water works instead of only three per cent. as in our present charter. In conclusion, I would say fellow citizens, inform yourselves thoroughly Grand Kapids Daily Dcmocral It contains the fui. Arsoc.atei Press dis patches. Arrives in : .elir.ng at Deliver ed by Nona Muck at Uv. n wcpk loi fix papers, Wc a week for seven days. Kliilnli's Cure, the great cniigh ami croup pure, H In great demand. P kct size eon tains twenty live floors nly 2"u Children love It. Sold l.y dru-gi 'ts. toM by W. 1. lienpdi.'t .t ( m. () V. SANDELL, Loan Hroker HUnrt time loans on any form of good security. Lonff time loans on hivh class real estate se curity. Ofllee at the Model Market. pose of purchasing or constructing an chased a ticket for ten cents to cross Canada was printed is alout all, and electric or other lighting station for the bridge. About the middle of the the latter now stands an old ruin, bridge you first gain a fine view of the A few minutes walk on the wharf Horseshoe Falls and also the American along the river and a good drink from Falls. n, soriri" that flows down tbo mnnnt'iln fter crossing tho bridge we pur- side, then we are ready for the return chased tickets for a round trip on tho trip and in about a half hour, find onr- gara Falls Kiver II. It. cars. This! selves at tho lower suspension bridre, road is thirteen and one-half miles where we leave the cars and buy a .....1 .I..'... . il -1 .. 11 f 1 I I . .1 t tl ... I '""r ioi4 riii is me euge oi uiu vunau- uckci lor mo privilege oi walking on this subject and be very sure that ian side of tho river from Chippewa to across to tho American side, where we tho present charter is best suited to Queenstown. This road atTords at the again loarded a car and soon arrived the needs of tho city before you sign a picseni time the lest and quickest as at our hotel In time for dinner. petition to call a special election at an Well US tlu l'lll'll.,,u nin tl IllllWlt I Aftnt f.f..util,w,. t. nn.1 n ut t ..(.! I . . ... . . ...... r,. ..vxv, v. v .v..Lc..H.uuouuugiiuiil expense oi ueariv 91'Hi lo vote uown a wo again started for the American charter which is nearly a copy of our I-alls and crossing the bridge alove present charter, and which also con the Falls wo tind ourselves on Coat tains several toints of superiority, ono island, hollowing up tho shady path of which is that so far ns I hnvo studied to tho right, wo pass over on Luna Isle, u I have failed to find a place where- lhis little island Is a point running out In it mentioned assessing, collecting or between tho two falls on tho American I attempting to collect a Poll tax. side. Qn a bright dav when tho mists AomI and , tcr thoroughly, I am very respectfully, every point of view along tho river at a cost of only "." rents for tho round trip with privilege to stop at any point you wish without extra charge. After lM)arding the cars, remembering the advice given us, we followed It and took the up car to Chippewa. This route runs up the river and gives a Mrs. T. x. ll twUm. Cii.utatKHi.ra, T nn. nays, "Miiioh's Vitaliz. r s.,v. d my lite. I grand view of the Queen Victoria Park, aro blowing up letween tho sun con-i'HTii imvui'm r'-m1''! iur ii hi-iimmhumi nystem f t-ver used." Fr dvp psia, liver or kidney trouble It excels. Price , " cis. JM1 by W. I. Benedict ,t Co. Another Payer, Servant and Chas. Fellow Tax Hauhoun. the Horseshoe I-alls, the rapids alovo water, ralnwws of every conceivable the Falls, passes oyer Cedar and DutT- color can le seen in the water lelow. etin Islands, past Lover's Uetreat, and After recrossing to Goat Island, we many other points of interest. keep to the right and soon reach a vu uur reiurn trip down wo siopici poini running out irorn uoat Island to Immediate relief. It cures just as euro at Table Hock House. Here wo donn-1 tho Horseshoe falls. This iolnt gives 'as you take it. W. I. Hcncdlct & Co. 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 AT Eyes Fitted Free. $2.50 ! RICABY'S Jewelry Store. Closing Out Sale of Ladies', Gents' and Children's DeWitt's Colic and Cholera Cure r.n .1 ; !. J I . .. J l nt;i "isiiuiumiis, never tuns io give hrc-uh the Atonth 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 Aloney, at O'BRYON'S.