SEVENTH YEAK. NO. 4tf.
BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, APRIL 0, 189(5.
WHOLE NO. 358.
Kvtry Thursday Afternoon
COWDIN Sc LAPHAM,
helium:, (jo.w.i ro.j mivh.
OtlW'O in the People's S;ting Hunk block,
OA'-; IfOLLAi: l'Ell YEA 1!
STUM "II. V tN AllVANl'K.
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coi'xtv oi rin:i:s.
Circuit Judge Frank 1). M. Davis
Probate Judge A. Milan Wlllett
Sheriff Alex.T. Montgomery
Clerk L. Delos Hurch
Treasurer Oeo. XV. Snyder
Prosecuting Attorney Royal A. Hawley
Register of Deeds Loren C. Kales
County Surveyor D. C.Crawford
County Drain Commissioner F. A. i'almer
Circuit Court Conimis- ....Henry Horrigan
sioners , ...J. 11. Chaddock
Commissioner of Schools ICInier U. Hale
Mayor W. F. Hrtcker
Clerk C. K;Cowdln
Treasurer. W. D. Day
Marshal XV. XV. Mitchell
City Attorney O. S. Kosevelt
Justices of the Peace. ... K. H. I.apuam, W.J.
Aldermen... First ward. J. A. Spencer Cbas.
Harroun: Second ward. M. K. Peck. K. W. Jer
sey; Third Ward. T. F. Ireland. K. Hunt.
Supervisors. . Firt ward, Chas. Kddy ; Second
wurd, J. T. Angr li ; Third ward, W. A. Wilder.
i iu it iii:s.
MKTIIOHIST F.PISCOI'AL (MIITKCH Ser
vices ut in:.') a. m. and ?:'& p. m. Sabbath School
nt closi; of morning service. Prayer meeting on
Thursday evening. Ukv. O. J. Ooi.ukn, Pastor.
CONG K K i ATI ON A L CHITKCH-Servtees at
lo::n)a. m. and T:.") p. m. Sabbath School at
V 1 1 :45 a.m. Praver meeting on Thursday eve
s nlng. Ukv. H. V. Cmt.ns, Pastor.
BAPTIST CHURCH Services at 10:.K)a. m.
and7:.'Vip in. Sabbath school at close of mor
ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday
evening. Rkv. W. t. MCMitit. Pastor.
11. L. IM.V ItliXSCIIOTliX,
ATTORN F.Y AT LAW.-Otthe in Helding
Savings Hank Hlock. Melding, Mich.
Rkfkkencks ltv PkhmissIn: Hon. Allen U.
Morse, Hon. A. A. l'.llis, Tims. F. McUarry, Hon.
F. D. M. Duvis.
LCIUi, MttRI'IIY A? .OCfJ,, .
VTTOKNF.Y AT LAW.--Ho a general law
business. Practice In all Courts. Collec
tlons promptly attended to. Oinee: Spencer
Hlock, Helding. New Silver OratT Hlock, lonta.
ii. JtliClxWITII. M. i..
OCULIST AND A U I.' 1 VI'. Special attention
given it. th" litt ii- n spectacles. Tele
phone 7. r I". M.i'ii st,. Ionia, Mich.
r. .. ,n:sT,
AT LAW. J"i
lieneral L tw I '.unless t ransacted,
A TToKNKY AT LAW. Jonia, Michigan.
l.k.W'IS It. HALL,
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Oniec-Ovt r I h.' 11- i,;,i,v- s.u nigs Hank,
SI'MT HAM.OIS KKK KASINONAHLK
HiiillieuiiH F.lcet All Hut Mayor, One
Supervisor anl One Alderman.
Fur Hie Fourth Time in Nnreeiwlou the Ke
publican City of Melding Fleet m
INSURANT!:. LOAN r.ml R LA L KSTATK.
. Si. MOUItlS.
CITY PHYSICIAN AND lll'.ALTH OFFI
CKU.Onicc rearof W. I. Heriedict & Co
drugstore. Hours:-) to 1 1 a in., Mto 4 and 7 to
8 p. in. Residence opposite M. II. church.
.. i;. ifi:n;i:tx,
1 PHYSICIAN AND SURt JKON -Okkick: At
. Residence on West Main Street. Office
hours 8 to 10 a. m.. to i and 6:.'li to 8 p. rn.
1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGKON-Omce at res
idence on Hridge street. Office hours 1 to
8 and 7 to 8 p. m.
.. lf. I'lXKIIAM. M. It. C. M.
PHYSICIAN AND S UR( J FOX Office at
Rculdence cor. Congress and Pleasant Sts.
CV. HTAM O.Y,
1 PHYSICIAN AND SUROKON-OrriCR: Sec
. ond floor, Meloche block. Office hours H:.')
to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 to p. m. Night call at
W. AXDKIiW 1VTT, M. t.
ECLKCTIO PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office Helding Pharmacy. Hours 8 to 10
a. m., I to 2 und 7 to 0 p. rn
(i. li. MILLAR l.
DF.NTIST. Office In the Holmes & Robinson
Hlock. over Robinson & Hudson grocery
store, Helding, Mich.
lilt. ft. If. SMITH.
DENTIST. Office hours 8 to 5:30. Leonard
Hlock, over Page's hardware store, Hel
All work in my line artistically done. Par
' Jors under People's Savings Hank.
Jennie E. Wagner,
TK CHEH OF
I'lAXit AXI IIAKMOSY,
Residence :- One block East of High School
Iluilding, Helding. Mich.
Grand lianids Daily Democrat
It contains ine iui. Associuieu i rrw ui
patches. Arrives in Settling ut Deliver
ed byNonaHuck at V)o a wecu loi h'.x papers,
l4o a week for seven days.
WM. F. SAXDI'.LL. Loan Hroker. Miort
time loans on any form of good security.
Long time loans on high class real estate se
curity. Office ut the Model Market.
Consumption ran 1-e cnretl by the use of
Rhiloh'J cure. This great cough cure is the
Svly known rrme.ly for tnat terriblei dlseas
V-r ;le bv W. I. HeiiedlCt tt Co. 10
Ak ynr pi,ysi inn, your dniirifist and
your friemls n"'iit Slilioh's Cure lor Con
sumption. Tliy will recommend U. For
ale by W. I. H t olict Co. 1
A Sllj-bt IncreHse In the Xuinler of Yotea
Polletl Over Last Year Large Number
of New Names Registered aiul
Old Ones Removed.
The buttle of ballots Monday was it
very quiet one and the little punvs of
paper, which execute the freeman's
will fell silently in thu boxes at the
several polling places: The total vote
polled wan Im4; forty-three more than
were cast one year ago. llegistra-
tions in the lirst ward wero t0 new
names and .'!!) were stricken from the
list. In the second ward ('l new ones
were registered and IK) were stricken
on". In the third ward SO registered
and 11(5 were stricken olT. The con
test was mainly on the head of the
ticket and to that point was democrat
ic elTort directed. The result shows
how well it was directed and it also re
veals a remarkable weakening in the
backliono of a whole lot of republicans,
who were led into the dangerous situ
ation of splitting their ticket.
Lewis 11. Stone the lone democratic
supervisor elect, is a stayer. His per
sistence in running for office has fin
ally been rewarded. Like the demo
cratic party, which suffered defeat con
tinually for twenty-five or thirty years
but bobtwd up serenely every cam
paign, Lew has been in line and ac
cepted nominations which were thrust
upon him only to bo wrecked on the
hoals of the rough and rocky ride
through the ballot box. One can
not help, .admiring his tick-to-
It-lveness. His conduct of the ottice
may be as much of a surprise to his
constituency as was his election.
From present indications it will cer
tainly require one of Hdison's most
powerful X rays to discover tin; re
publican who can lie elected mayor of
The whole number of straight tickets
voted were lie publican 211, Democratic
1")0, divided in the different wards as
follows: First ward Republican 7o,
Democratic. 47; second ward Republi
can 74, Democratic 40; third ward
Republican (ill, Democratic (hi.
The result was as follows:
CITY TICK F.T.
Frwin C. Watkins 2U7
Willis F. Dricker . 357 00
Charles R. Cowdin 38:1-122
W. Lee Cusser 201
William I). Day 408174
Harry A. Lamb 234
For School Inspector
Rolert McLaughlin 3!0 1(
John Rond, Jr. 243
Frwin C. Watkins iH
Willis P. Hricker M 2
Charles R. Cowdin 47
W. Lee Cusser "1
William I). Day 123 .G
Harry A. Lamb 07
Robert McLaughlin 123 ,07
John Bond, Jr. 00
Charles Eddy 11043
Frederick L. Sp ncer "3
John W. Moore 120 53
Charles C. Wright 07
August Reiser 11848
Joseph I. Martin TO
Waldo Francisco 121 HO
Kdward L. Sagendorf 220 f3
W alter I. Wood 0.
Orrin Briggs 07 t
Krwin C. Watkins 103
Willis F. Brlcker H- H
Charles R. Cowdin H0 09
W. Lee Cusser 71
William D. Day l.0 W
Harry A. Lamb 00
Robert McLaughlin 140 72 i
John Bond, Jr. 08
Joseph T. Anjfell Lr0 Ul
Louis L. Holmes ofl
Albert M. Class
William II. Peck
Kugeno M on Hon
(Jeorge N. Foster
(Jeorge F. Divine
Krwin C. Watkins
Willis F. Bricker
Charles R. Cowdin
W. Leo Cusser
William I). Day
Harry A. Lamb
John Bond, Jr.
William A. Wilder
Lewis II. Stone
Henry A. Smith
Alfred R. Locke
Walter C. Meach
Frederick 1 Smith
Frank T. Connell
THE ENDEAVOR CONVENTION.
"Hew wonderful is death !
Death and bis brother, Sleep."
Horace Luscombo was lorn Novem
ber 25th, 1802, at old Taunton, Mass.,
and departed this life Maren. 31st, 1890,
at the home of his youngest son, F. R.
He grew up like the gbint oak that
spreads forth its strong branches and
defies the fierceness of tho cale.
Strong and vigorous in constitution,
magnifiernt in physical strength, full
of the vim and vigor of life, he followed
the uneven pathway among flowers
ind thorns through all Its varied
meanderings, noble, manly and courage
ous, until he reached tho shore of the
dark river where, with a countenance
of tranquil submission he laid down his
burden and passed calmly and serenely
to the farther shore.
When ho was young his father moved
to Buckland, then to Ashlield, and af
terwards to Hawley in Franklin Co..
Mass. Here he was united in marriage
to Fliza Helding of Ashlield. the 29th
day of May, 1830. Eleven children
were born to them, of whom seven are,
now living five sons and two daugh
In April 1842 they set out on their
tedious journey to Michigan. All their
worldly possessions were loaded in one
w agon, drawn only by a pair of oxen.
After many discouragements and dis
asters they at last arrived in Otisco,
with their six small children. They
settled In the wilderness, built them a
hut of logs, and went to work. Hones
ty and generosity, courage and endui-
nice, imbeded deep in the sublime
principles of tho (Jolden rule, wero the
orner stones of his existence, and
upon that foundation he built the
temple of his life's work. For ninety
three years he was spared to this world,
and then he left not a wilderness but a
His wife passed peacefully away Juiy
HUh, 18S.', and for thirteen years ho
mourned her loss, and treaded the un
certain pathway of life alone. But
now his voice is forever stilled in the
trauquil slumber of everlasting rest.
and yet ho lives. His thoughts and
words and deeds will never die. To us
he has bequeathed the greatest legacy
that man can bestow the example of a
noble life. But he lives again, for
those who witnessed the peaceful sleep
that fell upon him and gently wooed
him to rest, will never doubt that death
to him was but the opening of the
golden gates of everlasting joy.
The funeral services were conducted
by Revs. (Jolden and McConnell at the
old homestead, Friday at 10 o'clock.
Tho text was from Rsalm 48:14. Tho
music furnished by the Otisco choir
was very appropriate. The casket was
strewn with beautiful floral tributes
and many relatives and friends accom
panied his remains to their last rest-
Your Itojr Wont I.lve a Month.
So Mr. Cllman Brown, of 31 Mill st..
South Gardner, Mass., was told by the
doctors, ins son had lung trouble.
following typhoid malaria, and ho
spent threo hundred and seventy-five
dollars with doctors, who finally gave
him up, saying: "Your boy wont live
a month." He tried Dr. King's New
Discovery and a few ImjUIcs restored
him to health and enabled him to go
to worK a erfectly well man. He says
he owes his present good health to u'so
ot Dr. King's New Discovery, and
know It to bo the )estin tho world for
lung trouble. Trial bottles free at
Holmes & Conneu a ru store. 4
A little ill, then a little pill. The ill
is gone tho pill has won. De Witt's
Little Early Risers the little pills that
cure great ills, At W. I. Benedict & Cos.
A (iniiiii (iittherliiff lonU F.ntertalnett The
The three days convention of the
State Christian Endeavor Societies
held in Ionia last week came to a close
Friday night. Associations from all
quarters of Michigan wero represented
by delegates numbering 1124 while
many more who camo not as delegates
but in tho Interest of tho work swelled
the numler to nearly 2000 Ionia is
characteristic for Its hospitality and In
this Instance out-dld any previous effort
in the lino of entertainment.
The Methodist and Presbyterian
churches were used Wednesday night
in opening the convention, each of
which wero beautifully decorated,
l'rtBident of tho loeal union C. D. Ran
som In his welcome address said:
This convention means a great deal
to the statu of Michigan. It means
that the christian zeal and earnest
ness of 00,000 young ieople will bo in
tensified. It means that tho concen
trated effort of these consecrated men
and women will send out an influence,
the power of which shall be felt In
moulding tho character of many young
people all over the state. No one
knows how many young lives will le
led to think better thoughts, to sjKsak
kinder words and bo prompted to nob
ler deeds on account of what may be
said or done at this convention; If this
is so, the hard work and anxious
months of preparation for It should be
thought of only as a great pleasure and
a great privilege. It Is such scenes as
this that mark the onward growth and
progress of all that is good and great,
and Ionia is proud to-night that she is
tho "Convention City" of '90.
The address of welcome was respond
ed to by Rev. O. 1 Coler of Ann Ar
bor. The program as printed was carried
out to tho letter and much effective
work was crowded into tho three days
session, gaeat interest centered in the
annual address of President Strong
and also tho address of Dr. Clark,
founder of tho movement and National
President of tho Unions. Over
flow meetings, were held in all the
churches so great was the attendance.
Tb :, are nearly 70,000 C. K.. . In
Michigan . In answer to the question
"What is Cod's design for the Chris
tian Endeavor movement" Dr. Clark
said: "There are many answers that
might bo given, all of which would be
true but all of which would bo partial.
Is it Cod's design through the Chris
tian Endeavor to make better citizens,
to inspire respect for tenierance and
Sabbath keeping and righteousness of
all kinds? Yes, undoubtedly, em
The following officers were unani
mously elected by tho convention:
President, W. II. Strong of Detroit;
vice president Rev. J. M. Fulton of
Grand Rapids; secretary, Miss Flora B.
Roberts of Lapeer; treasurer, II. O.
Fanning of Grand Rapids, junior su
perlntendent, Miss Mable Bates of
Traverse City; missionary superinten
dent, B. R. Hoobler of Traverse City:
The next convention will be held at
OTICO TF.Al'llKltV ASSOCIATION.
The following is the program of the
Otisco Teachers' Association to Ihj held
at Belding High School, April 11th:
MOKNING SKSSION. V :3() A. M.
LanKuage und composition in tbe countiy
.school Miss Laura. McConnell
pfscus-ton MissC. Louise Mooney, Smyrna
Spelling contests K. A. Haynor, Otisco
Heading exercise.... Miss Jessie Allen, Melding
How to make History and Civil Government
interesting Uobt. I. McLaughlin, Helding
AKTKHNOON SKSSION, 1 :3u P. M.
Kduiational fads. . Prof. It. S. Campbell, saranac
Needs of the country schools
.Frank Uobtnson, Orleans
piscusslon Com. K. II. Hale
Kletuentary Science, Miss Jessio Baker, Helding
Discussion C. L. Hemls, Ionia
Clay Tallman, Director.
Burns are absolutely painless when
De Wltt,s Witch Hazel Salve Is
promptly applied. This statement Is
true. A perfect remedy for skin dis
eases, chapped hands and lips, and
never fails to euro Piles. Sold by
W. I- Benedict & Co.
Take a dose of Do Witt's Little Early
Risers just for the good they will do
you. These llttlo Pills are good for
Indigestion, good for headache, good
for liver complaint, good for constipa
tion They are good. For sale by
W. L Benedicts Co.
Constipation causes more than half the Ills
of woiih n. Karl's Clover Kot Tea is a
plra-ntit enre for constipation. For pale by
V I. Benedic t A Co. 2
For dysiKpsia and liver complaint you have
a printed guarantee on every bottle of iShiloh's
Vitil'fc'T. It ev r falls to cure. For nn by
W. I. Bent-diet & Co. 7
Thousands of cases of consumption, asth
ma, coughs, colds and croup are curecl every
iltiv bv 8':lloh'n cure. Fr sale by W, I. Ben
eliet fe Co. 5
It's just as easy to try One Minute
Couifh Cure ns any thing else. It's
easier to cure a severe cough or cold
witb it. Ijot your next purchase for
a cough 1k5 One Minute Cough Cure.
Hotter medicine; better result; better
try it. For sale by W. I. Benedict & Co.
THESE ARE DULL DAYS.
We will not have it so; and in order to
make it lively and interesting will
sell a large line of
at less than half price. Look at the Bar
gains in the window.
H. J. Leonard.
"THE WINTKROF ODK DISCONTENT"
Is Ended and now the time of Gar
den Seeds is here, and so are we
with a full line of Package Seeds,
and also bulk seeds. We handle
Ferry's and Rice's in Packages,and
Ferry's in Bulk, the best seeds put
We handle PILLSBUIIY'S Best
Patent Spring Wheat Flour ; it is
the best on this earth or any other
Robinson & Hudson,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers.
A Talk on Wall Paper !
The jlacl Spring time is at hand, and with it come that de
lightful work of cleaning house; then conies papering and painting,
it is absolutely necessary and you must face the inevitable. Hefore
you do either call at our tore for we wish to see you about Wall
Paper, Paint, etc. Yni may not know it, but it is fact neverthe
less that I lolmes & Connell carries a larger stock of Wall Paper
than any other concern in Ionia or Montcalm counties. This is no
idle boast but facts. We have constantly on hand more than
twenty thousand rolls of Wall Paper. Just think of it, enough
Wall Paper when stretched out to reacli more than twenty miles.
We have just completed our Sample Books and find we have a lot
of remnants which we will sell at 5c a double roll, enough to paper
a small room. Do not buy of agents with samples as they have
no use for extra paper left over, but will waste or destroy it. Wi;
WILL TAKK HACK EVERY ROLL YOU DO NOT USL This year we
have the nicest line of cheap papers, as well as the best, from 5c,
10c to $1.00 a roll, from the leading manufacturers. Remember
this, if you buy one single roll of Wall Paper this spring without
getting our prices first you will miss it.
HOLMES & CONNELL.
Bargain Coun ter
I AM SKLLINT,
Clipper Bicycles from $50 ud to $65 00
Duke Bicycles for - 40 00
Duchess Bicycles for - 41 50
Stormer Bicycles for - 48 00
Remember I carry the Biggest, Best, and Cheapest line of
Wheels in Belding.
Yours Por Wheels.
WILL H. RICABY.
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