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THE BELDINtt BANNER
WHAT IS GOING ON. ThurtftUjr, February 11. 8 p. in. 1. O. Foresters. Friday, Fetruarjr 1. 8 p. m. D. of II. Kuturtlay, Fetuuarjr 13. 8 p. m. A. O. U. V. 8 p. in.-1,. O. T. M. MomUr, Febrjary 15. 7:30 p. m.-K. O. T. M. 7:30 p. m.-F.& A. M. TuHlay, February 1(1. 7:30 p. in. I. O. O. F. VeUnelay, February 17. 8:tW p. m. Royal Neighbor. 7:30 p. ni. Iv. of P BUSINESS LOCALS. Public library at Benedict & Co'h. Wanted: Cook that understand? meat and pastry cooking:, at Hotel Bricker. Registered Cheshire boar for ner- vlce. No relation to old one. Samuel Fox. To Rent: Barn ou Main st. Hn quire, Reldlnjj Land and Iraprovment Company. dilz All the different forms of skin troub les, from chapped hands to eczema and indoleut ulcer can bo readily cured by DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve, the reat pile cure. W. I. Benedict & Co. $10 Rewakd: Offered for the con viction of parties breaking windows in old Casket Factory or damaging' the building. All persons warned from tresspassing. 'Mil Beldino Land & Imp. Co. A torpid liver means a bad complex ion, bad breath, Indigestion and fre quent headaches. To avoid such com panions take DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the famous little pills. W. 1. Benedict & Co. Minutes seem like hours when a life Is at stake. Croup gives no time to send for a doctor, delay may mean death. One Minute Cough Cure gives instant relief and insures recovery. The only harmle&s remedy that pro duces immediate results. W. I. Bene dict &Co. If you want to see something new and strange try the Mexican Tour. You can shoot alligators and eat oranges. Expense are paid in 60 cent Mexican dollars. Buy your ticket over the Mexican Central Railway. For rates and further information address. M. H. KING, GenU Western Agent, So. Clark st., Chicago, 111. Constipation in its worst forms, dys pepsia, sick headache, biliousness and derangement of the liver are readily cured by DeWitt's Little Early Risers. These little pilis never gripe. Small pill, safe pill, best pill. W. I. Bene dict &. Co. Every wind that blows is caused by the heated and expanded air of some locality rising, while the cooler air rushes In to till its place. A weed In the garden can be easily destroyed when It first starts. Con- yumntinn r n n nlnnorl In t)iu lnrl hi) One Minute Cough Cure. . I. Bene dict & Co. LOST: A dear little child who made home happy by its smiles. And to think, it might have been saved had the parents only kept in the house One Miuute Cough Cure, the only infallible remedy for croup. W. I. Benedict & Co. It In 14 dime. Constipation is a curse, and afflicts too great a proportion of the American people. It robs men of their energy, women of their beauty, children of their life and playfullness. Do you want relief' Then try Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin as pleasant to take as pure maple syrup and pleasing In Its action. Ten dos-es, 10c, (large sizes 50c and $1) of Flsk Bangs. Henry Ward Beecher once received a letter from a lad, asking him to find "an easy place." This was his reply: "You cannot be an editor; do not try the law; do not think of the ministry; let alone all ships, shops, and merchan dise; abhor politics; don't practice medicine; be not a farmer nor. a me chanic; neither be a soldier nor a sailor; don't work; don't study; don't think. None of these are easy. O, my son, you have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place In it, and that is the grave." On Monday evening. February 22nd, there will be held at the Webster House, (Jreenvllle, Mich., an old time Washington birthday party and the proprietors, T. A. and P. C. Birney promise a first class time to all who at tend, and no p-.ilns will be spared to make it an enjoyable affair. A good supper will bo served. Single dance tickets 75 cents. 38t2 NOTICE. The Belding post-office will be closed on Sunday hereafter until further no tice. Section 430, postal laws and reg ulations, savs: Postmasters need not onen their office during the day of Sun day if no mall arrives after closing office Saturday night and before six nVloek Sunday afternoon. The last mail arriving for the day at this office is at 6:20 p. m., from the Grand Rapids & Saginaw R R. post-office. Thoraall that formerly arrived at 10:50 p. m., and was distributed at 7 a. m. the next morning arrives now at 8:20 the next day. 11. J. UONNELLm 1'. M. IttiLDIXU AiAHiOSTS. Beldino. Fedruary 11, 18U7. Flour, y cwt. Itetall... V cwt. patent... Corn Meal, V cwt yton t Feed, ft cwt V ton Uran, ton Middling, V ton Wheat, white, per du .. t" red, V iu Kyc, V bu Corn, W bu new OaU, V bu Hay, V ton Apples, V bu Potatoes, T bu Mean f bu Mutter, V to K.Rir, f 1 SK, V T,ard. V to Chtckpna, dressed, THE DEPUTY SHERIFF-SHIP- 8 40 2 m &o i oo o II oo 8 50 9 (X) sa 2 80 20 1 g m 10 0 15 AO 10 (tl 12 U an Veal, V cwt., dressed Stfii 5 00 v cwt II vo Heef.Vt.llvewHKht ? JJ?5 S S W cwt.dressed "6 J Pork, cwt Halt Pork Mutton, dressed, I,nnd Plaster, tv... Calcined plaster, V bbl 3 S tt 3 75 6 (JO !V on V 80 Faust, Opera House, February 18. At George Crouter's, Tuosday, a boy. At John Noonan's, a boy, Saturday. Will George of Greenville was in the city Tuesday. C. M. Wise made a trip to Grand Rapids, Tuesday. Good sleighing again snow last night patched it up. Robt. McLaughlin is clerking at E. R. Spencer's shoo store. The Misses R)W and Rose Rice are home from Grand Rapids. W. F. Lountof Detroit Is the new drug clerk at W. A. Butt's. Wm. F. Sandell Is receiving a visit from his mother from Lowell. A brother of Simpson Craig was hero from the north, Tuesday. Charley and Ralph Miller of Green ville, were in the city, Sunday. Hon. J. M. Earle of Lansing was In this city several days last week. Local physicians report u vast deal of sickness in the city and county. Miss Jane Warren is sick with ty phoid fever in a hospital In Chicago. Mrs. Emma Newman has suffered another slight shock and Is very sick. Will Trott of Big Rapids a former resident here was in the city this week. The K. P. 's will give another pedro party at their castle hall Friday night. Brlnton F. Hall and Guy Weter have been north looking after lumber and logs. Thos. Welch is off this week on a collecting tour for the Belding Shoe Company. Attorney Chas. R. Foote has been in Ionia and St. Johns a couple of days on legal business. El mod am Weaver has been granted a pension ana James Granger has re ceived an increase. H. II. Gooding and daughter, Mrs. Blystone, visited his brother at Good ing station last week. It is hard for counterfeiters in these days to escape the eagle eyes of the government "Sleuth." Mrs. C.S. Ford and daughter, Berta, of South Lyons, have been guests of J. A. Spencer this week. Another change of time went into effect on the D., G. R. & W. road Tuesday. See corrected card. II. H. Belding and family are again quartered at Hotel Belding having re turned from Chicago last week. Bruce Fales and Miss Edna Freeman of Ionia have been guests of friends and relatives in this city this week. Now advs. this week: Will Rlcaby, Wilson & Friedly, Kingsley &, Co., II. J. Leonard, Benedict & Co., W. A. Wilder, " Faust." Miss Blanche llaynor and Mr. Herb. Perrine, of Ionia, drove up to Holding Sunday and 6pent the day with Miss Sarah McDonald. Don't forget the cako salo at Spencer & Lloyd's, Saturday, buy one and give your husband a change. They will be sold at a low price. Mrs. Mandy Seaman of Greenville, visited htr sister, Mrs. W. A. Knott last week. Mrs. S. Youngs another sister vi&ited her this week. The skating rink is In excellent con dition and the Ice was never finer. Open every day and night. Masque rade Saturday night, with prizes. Harry Curtis and wife of Ionia were up spending Sunday and Monday with his brother, Mell Curtis, and at Joe Cobb's. Harry was lately married. County school commissioner, Hale, was in town last Friday. There is no doubt but the county convention next week will nominate hlra as his own successor. Queen Esther Chapter O. E. S. of Grattan have been invited to visit Doric Chapter February 23rd, and members of the latter are preparing to receive them. Edgar Hollingshoad, who was tried in the circuit court last week for arson, attempting to set fire to Dell Purdy's barn near Smyrna, was found not guilty by a jury. The potato market has been brisk this week. Yesterday afternoon there were over thirty teams waiting to be unloaded, prices ranging from twelve to seventeen cents. i Adam Wagner reports that the loss I on Mrs. Hazanl's houso and contents was adjusted and paid In five days from ' the time of fire, $210.65 on household goods, and $180.90 on houso. School Commissioner E. B. Hale announces an eighth grade teachers' examination to be held in Portland, Lake Odessa and Ionia, February -0-21. All teachers should take note. Republican county convention at Ionia for electing delegates to the stat? convention will bo held Wednesday, February 17th. The call for tho ward caucuses in this city are published In nnother column. Postmaster Connell gives notice In another Column that the post-offlco will uot be opened on Sunday here after as formerly, and cites the law regulating It; so our citizen will govern themselves accordingly. Will A. Knott Rco1tc th Appointment Considerable Sorenea Engendered. Belding has been favored with an appointment under the new county ad ministration, but there are a large number of applicants for the deputy sheriff office who are sore at heart at the way It went. The thing has hung fire for some time and it was current topic for several days that none of the aspirants would receive the place as sheriff Jordan had concluded to leave Belding off tho list. Mr. Knott had made no hustle for the place while others had worked hard, pulled wires and had politicians of supposed Influence interceedlng, but all to no pur)ose. It was brought to a head in a peculiar ay and a Republi can had considerable to do with nam ing the man. Sheriff Jordan was in McElroy's barber shop getting shaved a few days ago and attorney Chas. R. Foote stepping in was asked to name some good man for the position. Mr. Foote suggested that Will Knott was the best and most available man in the city, and a Democrat without spot or blemish. McElroy coincided with Foote and before Jordan left the city he had an Interview with' Knott which settled the matter. Will received the appointment yesterday and his many friends are pleased to know it. Tho names of those who are turned down are A. W. Richmond, Oscar Syl vester, A. J. Osborne, Henry Friedly, Bub Stone, W. I. Wood and George Divine. A. E. Shelly has sold his interest in tho Star Publishing Co. to Dr. I. S. Morris. Mr. Shelly has been manager of tho corporation and editor for the past two years. As yet he has no. definite plans for the future, but says he has something on the string which he thinks will materialize before long. Mr. and Mrs Shelly have many friends In the city and all wlh them success wuerever iaie may carry tnem. A. W. Tucker will assume the editorial raannrmcnt under the new regime. Mr. Morris will be the business manager and the policy of tho paper will remain the same. This is the sixth change in that office since the publication of tho Bannek was begun. The revival meetings have continued very successful and interest in them is growing nightly. On Tuesday night there was a very large audience and over thirty went forward for prayers. All the feiUocna and other business places in the city were closed at seven o'clock to give clerks and proprietors an opportunity of attending they will also be closed to-night. This is Mr. Mc- Hardy's last week in Belding and it is desired that every one turn out and hear him. He has a done a good work and will leave for Rock ford, Saturday. Wm. F. Sandell & Co. have com pleted arrangements to open a bank at New Baltimore In St. Clair county. The place Is down near Mt. Clemens with a population of 1,200. No rail road runs through the city but a pro posed electric line is surveyed and will be put through this summer. Chas. E. Hills will have charge of it as cash ier nnd intends leaving hero for that purpose at once. Citizens of New Balti more will find the firm of Wm. F. Sandell & Co. pleasant and substan tial men to do business with. Harry Ward doesn't profess to be much of a violinist but when It comes to manufacturing he is right in it. He has ju&t completed one which he has named 'Billy Mac." The front is made of Imported Swiss pine and the back of imported maple, wood especial ly selected for its fineness and power of producing rich tore.. The head is richly carved with portraits of McKln loy & Hobart. Claude Menkee and other experts say It Is a valuable in strument and Harry may well feel proud of It. Chas. Schouten died at his home near Greenville last Friday, aged about 45 years. He was a charter member of the Belding Masonic Lodge and the funeral and burial services was conducted under the auspices of the order In this city, Sunday after noon. Rev. R. A. McConnell preaching a very fine sermon. The-e were forty or more of tho Masonic Fraternity in attendance and followed his remains to their last resting place on earth. The following odorous paragraph is going the rounds of tho press, and hav ing a 9cent for good things wo copy it: "Let the children eat onions. They may impart a disagreable odor to the breath, but they are a safeguard against scarlet fever and the deadly I diphtheria, as well as death to worms, I if eaten freely. They are excellent for colds, and whether cooked or eaten raw are healthful In every way," Oscar House, father of Miss Edna House, who was a teacher in our schools a year ago, committed suicide In James City, Va., January 30th. It will be remembered that Miss House resigned to accompany her parents south. No particulars of the occur ence has been received but It Is sup posed that reverse In business was the cause. Tho ex-Prisoners of War Association of Michigan, will hold their 15th An nual Reunion at Grand Rapids, Thurs day, February 25th, 1897. Business meeting at 1:30 p. ra. Camp-fire In the evening. Gov. II. S. Pingree and othei prominent ex-prisoners of war are expected to be present. NORTH SIDE NOTES. A. J. Provin of Cedar Springs, visit ed at 1. 1. Barker's over Sunday. Lottie Morse was in Grand Rapids over Sunday, a guest of her brother, Orlo. Miss Edna Pullman of Ionia was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Felch over Sunday. John Benson of Grand Rapids, was in the city and made frequent calls on friends here over Sunday. The family of Mr. Hulbert who have nearly all been sick with fever are all recovering and able to be out again. NEXT WEEK AT THE OFEKA HOUbE- FAUST. What strange power is it that draws the crowds to see ''Faust," is it to see the devil personated in the flesh? Is It to satisfy a curiosity as regards the personal appearance of the devil de lineated by a mortal; or is it the moral of "Faust" where the king of vllllans, old Mephlsto,(spirit of evll)ls triumph od over by the cross of "Earth's Redeemer?" "Faust" as it will be produced by Porter J, White and his capable com pany has lost none of the grandeur which makes it an event worthy of special notice in the dramatic world. Too often a previous year's success is reproduced the following season on a very meagre scale, seeking to thrive on the prestige of its name alone. with a weaker cast, faded scenery and soiled costumes. This however, is not on the plane of Mr. White's manager, Alvin A. Jack. All the scenery, pro perties, costumes, electrical and me chanical effects with the Porter J. White company are brand new. The cast has been selected with great care, and in no way in fact has the great production deteriorated from a drama tic and spectacular standpoint; It Is one of unbroken excellence from the time the curtain rises upon "Faust" labora tory until it closes out of view Mar guerite's final redemption. Detroit Free Press and the New York Mlrrlor mention this company as surprlseingly good. Fau9t will be presented February 18, and our patrons can rest assured that the performance will be just the same as is given by this company in largo cities at high prices, while on this occasion the prices will be in ac cord with the times, 35 and 50 cents for reserved seats (which should be se cured in advance.) This company carry all effects, scenery and general properties necessary to produce the play in small cities. Mr. White has played Mcphisto over 1000 times and Is guaranteed perfection. H. J. Bowen and L. B. Hall were home from Saginaw over Sunday. They expect to move their families to that city in the spring. They are much pleased over their new location and business. Claude Menkee of Greenville, will be in Belding every Saturday and give lessons on violin, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Special rates will be made with classes. This is a good oppor tunity for the boys and girls. The 5th annual Fireman's ball will be given by the Belding fire depart ment, March 5th. The boys are get ting out some neat announcments and lovers of the dance and all others in terested in the department should keep it in mind. The members of Fortuna Lodge, No. 120, K. of P., held a very interesting "Smoker" Friday night, at which there were over forty members and friends in attendance. Several Invited guests were present from Greenville and a fine time Is reported. Dr. A. G. Benes, formerly with W. A. Dutt, coming here with him from Chicago, committed suicide in that city Monday by taking poison. He was twenty-five years old and was mar ried but was not living with his wife. Domestic trouble Is supposed to have been the cause. The Washington Club will celebrate Its thirty-first anniversary at Hotel Belding, Monday, February 22nd. The invitations are out and the pro gram for the annual meeting and ban quet in the evening is a ruro one. All members are expected to be present and make this meeting one of the best. Mrs. Dr. Coville received by mail Saturday, from the chairman of the Ladles' Literary Club, Grand Rapids, a beautiful edition, (De Luxe) of Cali fornia travels with compliments of the author. She was also informed offi dally that she was a member now of the Grand Rapids C. F. of Women's Literary Clubs. Mort E. Peck has been exhibiting an invention he has perfected and patent ed which we think can not fail of being a winner. It is an adjustable picture hanger, constructed of two wires stiff enough to suspend a picture from the wall at any angle or can be adjusted to support it In proper position on a table or other surface. Henry Friedly and "Old Bill" had i separation Monday. Henry was de llverlng goods at Fred Smith's along about dark and Bill wanted to get to the stable so he made a running jump before Henry was ready, leaving him behind a good ways. The sleigh tipped over throwing out old Bruno and a lot of chairs. The dog went back to look for Henry while the horse lined up near the stable. Not much damage. How 'We Do It! Our chief aim and policy in conducting a Hard ware Store is reliability. That is the first considi eration of all. If we do less business because we follow that fixed rule, so be it. That is what wq propose to dot anyhow. i V The Hardest Way Possible To get along in the world is to buy "real cheap" things. As a rule, the less you pay, the more it costs in the long run. j We don't boast ot "cheap" prices at this store, and still, quality considered, we sell at prices that1 interest careful buyers. i Save Time and Risk I 1 will duplicate every offer of articles for sale in the Youth's Companion premium list, or in Montgomery Ward's Catalogue. Why Not. Trade With Your Home Dealer ? T. FRANK IRELAND, 116-118 MAIN ST. TUB 11ARUWAKKM AN. 6H, Bar of Genuine Wool Soap for Washing Fine Flannels. Pail of Pure Extracted Honey. Quart of Mrs. Mason's Mixed Pickles. Cup of Good Coffee. Bottle of Jam. Can of Little Gem Peas. Jar of Horse Radish, Oysters, etc p Agents for Hall's Sausage. JUennb Bros. LADIES Buy Embroideries and Laces of Spen cer & Lloyd. Get the Latest De signs and Save Money. Call and see the NEW GOODS. Get our styles and Prices. Great Bargains in Dress Goods, Silks and Linens. Ask to see the Bargains in these Lines. Respectfully, Spencer eft L,loydi Try Our Job Department. The Only Up-To-Date Office in the County. A VALENTINES New Nice Just The Thing mm Get Your Choice soon Best a Ones are Going Fast. Price from lc to 70c. W. I. BENEDICT & CO.