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WHAT IS GOING ON. TlutnuUy, April 4. 8 p. rn. I. (). Funster. Opera HouH--Lt'rture, Jahu DeWltt Mllh-r ttt urt.y, April 4. 8 p. it.. A. O. U. V. J p. m.-U. A. It. p.m. W. K. C. 7.31) p. m.-I). of II. .Monday, April . 7:.Wp. m.-K. O. T. M. TucitdHy, April 7. 7:30 p. in. I. O. O. F. BUSINESS LOCALS. Best line of wheels ever In Melding, at ilicaby h. Blue Cheviot suit, an elegant thing for 7..r)0 at Holmes liros. Wait for Mr. V. L. .Jaekaon'a mil llnery opt'niny. Have you seen the beautiful lino of Uieyeles at I ilea by i New spring hats at Helen A. New man s, eome and see them. 18 wheels are the best ever made. Kicaby has u bi line. Call on Helen A. Newman on Pearl st. for a new bprinjf veil. Seo the maroon linUhed wheel at Kieaby'cs. They ate beauties. . A suit for $5.00 you never saw beforo for less than $10. Holmes Bros. Do not purchase an Kaster hat until you have seen Mrs. W. L. Jackson's stock. For homo made bread or any other kind of baked goods, call on Mrs. S. T. Arnold, or at Hobinson & Hudson's store. Mrs. S. T. Arnold. Mrs. Jackson will show a large line of pattern hats upon her return from the city. "Wait for them." Dr. Millard, the dentist, has moved his office to rooms over Holmes & Cor nell's drug store. Helen A. Newman has the lovely new Persian ribbons, for nock wear. It will be money in your purse to see Hicaby's line of wheels before you buy. Do not pureha! an caster hat until you have attended Mrs. Jackson's opening.. 'Large stock of trimed hats.' Five Dollars buys an elegant dark gray Overcoat at Holmes Bros. Finely linished cabinet photographs for only one dollar per dozen, at Col burn's gallery, Belding, Mich. I can sell you a very nice wheel for $50.00. Will Hicahy. Mrs. Jackson will show all the latest things in millinery at her opening. April Hrd and 4th do not fail to at tend. G. W. French is now doing his own watch, clock, and jewelry repairing, and at live and let live prices. If you have $45.00 in cash, can give you a good 1800 wheel. Will Rica by. You should seo that strictly all wool Clav Worsted suit (in sacks and long cutaways) for Ten Dollars at Holmes Bros, FOR Sale: A few hundred bushels of good cooking potatoes Dakota reds dug before the frost. 15c in lots of live bushels or over, delivered. I). Delehany, Richardson Silk Co. board ing house. , Having engaged in other business I have sold out my entire Tubular well business to O. .1. Wheeler, who I can recomend to be a first class Tublar well and wind mill man. W. D. Maxon, better known as Redy. Belding business property, furnished hotel or store buildings to exchange for first class farm property. See W. F. Bricker. G. W. French is going to make a specialty of bicycles this year. Says he can sell a hne wheel for $50, and on easy payments. FOR TWKNTY-FIVK DOLLARS. A gent's bicycle for $25.00. Good one. Take it quickly. K. B. LaI'HAM. "Big Jewelry Auction in the McG ree dy block, Greenville. Mich, beginning Monday, April fith and continuing one week or more. You will never see an opportunity to buy watches, clocks, ladies' and gents' chains, knives and forks, silverware, jewelry etc. so cheap. Don't miss the sale, Terms cash; on all amounts above ($10.00) ten dollars, six months approved, endorsed notes. We want to close out. Pkoplks Jfavelry Store. This couon and 20 cents buys a bottle of Busy Bee Pills for Bilious People. 50 Pills. W. I. Benedict & Co. TO EXCHANGE. A ware house in Belding, Mich., 50 by 06 feet, two stories, steel roof, and in irood shape, for a first class farm. In- quire oi Z. W. GOODING. This Coupon and 20 cents buys a big bottle of Busy Bee Cough Honey. W. I. Benedict & Co. HI. I. DISC MAUIC11TS. H ELDING. April 3. Vlmir. V rwt. I W V cwt. bi'Ht Corn Meal, V cwt Vton rood, Tcwt Y ton llran, V ton Middling, V tn Wheat, wbtto, per bu red, V ,,u Rye, V bu Corn, 9 bu tot a K hll 2 (t) 70 13 CO SO 14 00 Vi (CI 11 (K) .' 4 30 Hay, V ton U) Apples, f bu nW rotaioe, t u ll.unri hi till Mutter. W tt I8W Kirg, dz Uinu HI Tt llrA ft lb W v..tfiia ilr"Hf(i V !t) w Veal, V cwt., dr V cwt..llv Iloef, V cwt.liv cwt., areHi " Ive !1" rewelKht 3 3 i J .art .lrpx-U'd 5U tU W rvt 4 60 Salt Pork Mutton, dreniM-d ' Land iater, V ton.... Calcined Planter, tool Dont forget to register Saturday, Miss Louise Wilson has gone to Bay City. Henry Drieso is home from Call fornia. Jerry Bricker is visiting in the city this week Miss Fnnna Whitney returned from Richland, Monday. D. K. Wilson returned Friday from a business trip through Ohio Archie Goodell and wife of Stanton were in the city over Sunday. 1- H. Mudge and family of Ionia, visited her mother over Sunday. Miss Winnie Fales of Ionia spent Sunday in the city, with relatives W. I. Benedict was in Grand Rapids the fore part of the week on business. Special meeting for work in 3rd rank at K. P. hall next Wednesday night. Miss Lena Leonard who has been homo from Olivet for a week, returned today. Dr. Ferguson and wife are settled iu their new home, and office, on Main street. Bert Luce is in company with Ira Wilson making brooms, at the broom factory. Mrs. G!enn Fuller of Ionia visited her mother, Mrs. J. E. Culver, over Sunday. Miss Mina Gutekunst entertained her friend Miss Hildner, of Detroit, last night. L. B. Jennes of the Sioux City Tri bune, Sioux City Iowa, was in the city Jast Saturday. Chet Colburn has the agency for the Mlnier and Wilson laundry, at Colburn's Gallery. Hester Heald, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. E. Shelly, returned to Ionia, Monday. There will be an Easter social given at Sylvan Dean's in Eureka, Friday evening, April 10th. Daniel Hulitt and wife of Sunfield, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Deatsman, over Sunday. Elza Davis and wife of Cannon were guests of Mrs. G. M. Weaver, Wednes day, on their way to Ionia. A meeting for rehearsal will be held by the Masons in their hall this even ing. Let the members turn out. Frank Van Pelt who has been con fined to the house a couple of weeks with pleurisy, Is able to be out again. A. L. Bemis, the geniel editor of the Carson CjVy Gazette was in the city Saturday, and pulled our latch string. E. E. Jenks states that he has ship ped 26 car loads of potatoes, the aver- agoing price paid was 9J cents per bushel. Miss Alice Eddy of Hastings being entertained at Dr.Pinkham's this week. She is a schoolmate friend of Mrs. Pinkham TheD. of R. lodge will give a warm sugar social in the I. O. O. F. hall, Friday evening of this week. Admis sion, ten cents. Miss A. Purnell accompanied Mrs. Rcdford to Grand Rapids Saturday and was her guest over Sunday, re turning Tuesday. Mrs. C. O. Bishop visited friends in Ionia, Monday and Tuesday. Her friend, Miss Ida Clark, accompanied her on her return. F. M. Ablotthas sold his barler shop to Leonard Crothers of Ionia, who has taken possession. Will Pollock will remain with them. Misses Lenora Drieso and Gertrude Humphrey as delegates from tho Y. I'. S. C. E. are in Ionia this week attend ing the convention. David Luick who has been visitlntr his brother and detained hero several weeks by sL-kness, returned to Bel mont Iowa, Tuesday. Jennie and Chas. Wagner are pre paring to give a grand concert at tho Congregational church about May 1st, for the benefit of the pastor. Miss Lizzie McDonald and Miss Win. Cornell of Ionia, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. John Donovan and Miss Maggie McDonald. John Donovan has sold tho lunch and eating department of his business to F. E. Ilowk, the baker, who will serve the public at his place. Hon. J. D. Morse and E. R. Berry and wife went to Saginaw Tuesday to the G. A. R. encampment and conven tion of the W. R. C. as delegates. H. H.Joles has gone to Ann Arbor to have an ojK.ration performed, to rid himself, if jKissible, from a nervous af fection of the muscles of the face. Griffin II. Munger who purchased an Interest in the Durand Express a few weeks ago has sold out to his partner. He found the plant to lo extenslvo and too expensive for the size of the town. W. L. Atwood received judgment in Justice Lapham's court Tuesday, for flfiO.OO against the N'lcoll and Stone LmnW Co. of Cincinnati Ohio. The proofs were that he engaged In their employ Sept. 15th 181)5 at $ 1(H). 00 a month until Jan. 1st 18M, and that he was discharged Nov. 15th . the reasons . given that dull times made it necessary I to curtail all expenses. A C00D SHOWING. Th Republican Council t'loe tl Vr With n (loud Record and Money l Th Tre-ury. The showing made by the city couu till which by tho way is a republican one, during the past year In the way of public improvement and honest admin istration of affair's pertaining to the city, is a record which any individual can point to with pride and satisfaction, Under their direction and by their vote many streets have been wonderfully improved by grading and graveling and under their watchful eye the work has been well done, tho wages paid for labor established by the council at a rate of $1.'J5 per day. Tho firo alarm system and extension of water mains Is another grand Improvement to their credit. Several miles of side and cross walks have been' laid, wherein their good judgement, the request of petitions should be granted. Mayor Bricker in his speech, desiring to make a point for himself, refers to these Improve ments, but falls to placo the credit where it belongs. Two years ago when they took tho reins from demo cratic hands they found an empty treasury besides an expenditure of $1,500 saloon tax which had come into tho treasury a short time before the new council took their seats, leaving them without a dollar. Old indebtd nes has since been paid, substantial improvements appear on every hand with a balance in the treasury, accord ing to Treasurer Day's report of over $800. Besides this there will very soon come into the city's hands $1,000 as saloon tax and $200 from saloon licenses. Read the new ads this week, they are too numerous to enumerate. If you dont know which are the new ones read them all. No weekly In Michigan has a more thoroughly up-to-date class of advertisers than the BANNER. They appreciate the value of advertising in a uewspa)er having both circulation and inlluence. We appreciate their patronage and endeavor to make their ads neat and attractive in appearance. And our readers reconize their buisncss announcements as of fully as much interest to them as any items of news matter, keeping them informed of bar gains to be obtained, and are guided accordingly. Miss Belle Roberts gave a very in teresting progressive pedro party Sat urday night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Weter to about twenty of her friends, ladies and gentleman. There wero five tables and the play proceeded until 11.30 o'clock after which a superb luncheon was served. The count of punched tickets resulted in Miss EllaGlonn and Mr. Guy At wood securing the head prizes and Laura Driese and Wilbur Whitney consolations. Messrs. S. E. Mikesell and Nevin Lloyd have purchased of E. R. Sencer the Cusser and Spencer grocery stock. and with the firm name of Mikesell cS: Lloyd will run the business. Each are hustlers and they will no doubt make a success of the business. Mr. Mikesell was with Lamb Bros, as clerk or a couple of years, leaving to take the Belding Jersey farm. Doric Chapter O. E. S. are making preparations to entertain Queen Esther Chapter of Ionia, Friday night, April 10th, an invitation having been accept ed by the latter to visit here on that date. It is expected there will le about one hundred visitors present, and the entire membership of Doric Chapter should Ik on hand to entertain. The proclamation made by Gov. Rich naming Thursday, May 1st as Arbor Day should be kept In mind by tho peo ple and arrangements mado to observe It in a proper manner, by the planting of trees. If tho custom was universally observed our lawns, streets and parks would In a few years be well supplied with shade and foliage. The "Belding Silks" base ball team have reorganized for the coming season. and as soon as the weather prcmits will go into practice. Will Case has been elected manager and the boys propose tp do some good work on the diamond this season. All persons interested in the Oti.co cemetery are respectfully requested to meet at the church on Monday, 2 P. M. April 6th, for the purpose of electing ottlcers, and such other business as may appear before the association. The teacher's and patron's rally for the township of Otisco will be held at the Belding High School building. April 11th. Quite an elaborate pro gram Is being prepared, and a rousing time is expected. Tho school board have leased a room on the second floor of the Belding block for a kindergarten department, and a teacher will be secured from Grand Rapids to take charge of the work. Doric Chapter, No. 75, O. E. S. The different committees appointed to act at the coming banquet are requested to meet in Masonic hall, this week Satur day, at 7 o'clock, p. m. The marriage of Frank Diugman of this city and Lizzie Beduhn of Howard City occured at Ionia last Thursday night, the ceremony leing erformed by Rev. W. H. Scott. The Bkldinq Banner, came out with 12 pages last week, and one full page Hardware advertisment. The business men of Belding believe In us ing Printer's Ink. Fenwlck Advertiser NORTH SIDE NOTES. Claude Pope went to Ionia Tuesday. Miss Agnes S:eneer returned to Con ftantlne, Saturday. S. E. Mikesell went to Grand Rapids on business yesterday. J. E. Leonard has moved to Sidney and will farm it this summer. W. J. Worden of Detroit was a guest of his sister, Mrs. W. J. Hills Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Kehler who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Thos. Foy, returned to Grand Rapids Tuesday. Mrs. Mosher, Mrs. Uosklns, of Sar anuc and Mrs. Friend of Sunfield have been guests at Will DeGraw's. Miss Myra Keeney went to Grand Itapids, Saturday, having secured a situation in the U. B. U. Home where she formerly worked. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. VanBenschoten entertained M rs. L. W. Treat, of Grand Hapids, the worker in kindergarten work, during her recent visit here. Jeanne and Walter Hutchinson en tertained tho Congregational choir last night at their home, and the event was a pleasant one. April fool donoughts added much to the merri ment of tho occasion. All the singers spit cotton. About sixteen little friends of Miss Ina Foss gavo her a pleasant birthday surprise last Friday it being her fifth birthday. Misses Edith Kennedy, Mary Vincent and Pearl Foss helped entertain the little folks. After re freshments were served they left for home, feeling very jubilent over the happy time they all had. THK ClintCllKM AND SOCIKTIK.N. Rev. R. A. McConnell will preach next Sunday morning, at the Opera House, on the "Spring Time of Thought." The following Easter music has been prepared: Anthem, "Sing Unto the Lord," - Kmerson. Hv the Cbolr. Ladles' Quartette. MiaHt-H Reed, Smith, Hopkins, and Mrs. Wilder. Solo, "The Renurrectlon," Miss Myrta Reed. Lorenze Quartette, .... Messrs. Reed, Iiallou, Wilder and Clemens. Anthem. "Now Is Christ Risen," Hy the Choir. The Baptist people are engaged in the good work of church cleaning, the interior is being frescoed by Messrs. Dot, and Richmond and they are doing au excellent job. A new carpet of line pattern will deck the Uoor, furnished by C. G. O'Bryon his bid having been accepted by the committee. It requires 225 yards to cover the floor. k At the Congregational church Sun day morning, special Easter music has been prepared and an Easter sermon will bo. preached by Rev. Child. In tho evening the service will be given up to the young people who are prepar ing to observe the occasion approprl atly in keeping with Easter. Quarterly meeting services will be held in the M. E. church Sunday morn ing, it is expected that Rev. Stinch comb of Greenville will conduct the sorvices. On Monday quarterly con ference will be held presided over by Rev. J. I. Buell. The joint committee of the M E. Sunday School and Epworth League of the Ionia district will be held in Lowell, April 7th 8th and 9th. Mrs. Walter Meach and Miss Florehce Hag adorn are elected delegates for the Senior League. The Epworth League recruited its ranks, last Sunday, by the reception of twenty-one new members and nearly as many more arc expecting to enter the chapter soon. The society is doing a good work among the young people. A hat social! A sugar social! Come to the home of Mrs. Frank Mason, Wednesday evening, April 8, and solve the problem. The entertainment will be superintended by the third division of the Ladies' Aid Society. Easter services by the Sunday school and Epworth league will be held in the M. E. church Sunday evening, a fine program is being rehearsed. Mrs. D. E. Wilson will 6erve lunch to the Ladies' Social Circle of the Con gregational church, next week Wednes day, April 8, 1806. The Christian Endeavor convention is being attended be a large number from here. This is not tho year for scratching ballots, no republican should disfigure his ticket by crossing off a single can didate, there is no necessity for doing so. BICYCLES! 18. BICYCLES! I will sell you a bicycle for less money than any other dealer in town. I will repair vour wheels right. 1 have all attachments and fixtures on hand. Call and see me. At home, 618 corner of Pearl and Center sts. E. E. Whitford. Bad case of croup up to J's last nlirht Close call. J. had some of his clothes ; on when woke us to get him a bottle of f )... 4 r. 1 rt 1 .-.ill t uuiiii b Diiisum. oays nc win aiways have It handy hereafter. We sell it. W. I. Benedict & Co. It's just as easy to try One Minute Cough Cure as any thing else. It's easier to cure a severe cough or cold with It. Let your next purchaso for a cough be One Minute Cough Cure. i Better medicine; better result; better try it. For sale by W. I. Benedict & Co. ' The liet coinrh cure is Shiloh'n Cure. A neK'ected rounh In dangerous. Stop It at noee with Sliiloh'a Cure. For sale by W. I. Benedict A Co. 14 Maple Syrup is Good Why Not Sap Pails Only. $10 jPer Record Sap Spouts Examine T. Frank Ireland. 118-118 Main St. HARDWARE Announcement! We, the undersigned, have bought the Stock and Fix tures and Good Will of the Grocery Business of Cusser cc Spencer, and would respectfully announce that the great Cost Price Sale That has been going on for the past few days will con tinue. We have bought the stock at a great discount that enables us to sell the entire bali1 vtevs 'jWm?. dred dollars worth at Wholesale Prices. This will bs carried out as faithfully as Mr. Spencer's sale. has been. A nice Fresh Stock of Staple and First Class Goods Will arrive shortly, and they shall be put on the mar ket Cheaper than goods have ever been sold in the City of Helding. Mikesell & JLloyd. P. S. Farmers Trade Especially Solicited. We wish to say to all Buyers of Dry Goods, That we are this week receiving immense quantities of New Goods for the early Spring Trade. You are most cordially invited to call and Inspect these goods and get the new Styles. Especially would we in vite your attention to our Dress Goods Department. We are exceedingly anxious that all shall see what a fine stock we have, and how very reasonable our prices are. Very Respectfully, Make Some? Hundred, 0r 12c Each. $1 Per Hundred, My Stock.