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EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 40.
BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1897.
WHOLE NO. 41
THE BELDING BANNER
I'ubllnhcd Kvery Thursday Afternoon
OOWJDIN &C LAPHAM,
HKLUINCJ, (IONIA CO.,) MICH.
Office in ttio I'cople'H Saving liank block,
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Circuit Judge Frank D. M. Davis
Probate Judge.. C. L. Wilson
Sheriff II. II. Jordan
Clerk J. J. lireeu
Treasurer L. 1. Spauldlng
Prosecuting Attorney J. H. Chaddock
Register of Deeds K. F. Strong
County Surveyor U. O. Hignell
County Drain Commissioner F. A. Palmer
Commissioner of Schools Klmer H. Hale
Circuit Court Commis J CP. Locke
sioners ) K. C. Spuldtng
Maror W. F. Hrlcker
Cleru C. K. Cowdin
Treasurer F. N. VanPelt
Marshal... W. W. Mitchell
City Attorney II. L. Van Henschoten
Justices of the Peace K. H. Lapham,
Aldermen First ward. Clias. Marroun, John W.
Moore; Second ward. K. W'. Jersey, A. M.
Glass; Third Ward. F.dwtn Hunt. A. K. Locke.
Supervisors First ward, Chas. Kddv; Second
w ard, J. T. Angc ll; Third w ard, L. H. Stone.
MKTHODIST KPISCOPAL CIIUKCH-Ser-vices
at 10:.'Ka. m. and7:.')p. m. Sabbath School
lit close of morning service. Prayer meeting on
Thursday evening. Ukv. O. J. Goi.dk.n, Pastor.
CONOItKCIATIONAL CHUHCII-Services at
IP:.') a. m. and 7:.K p. m. Sabbath School at
ll:4ja. m. Prayer meeting on Thursday eve
ning. Hkv. H. V. Ci!iu, Pastor.
HAPTIST CHUIiCH-Services at 10:.T0 a. m.
and 7:30 p m. Sabbath school at close of mor
ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday
evening. Ukv. W. L. Munckk, Pastor.
FRF.E MKTHODIST CHURCII-Prayer and
F raise service, eleven o'clock a. m. Preaching,
:3u p. in. Prayer meeting Friday evening.
Kev. A. (J. Haiu'I.k. Pitstor.
H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN,
ATTOUNKV AT LAW. Office in Belding
Savings Hank Hlock. Melding. Mich.
Kefehencks hy Pekmissiun: Hon. Allen H.
Morse, Hon. A. A. Kllis, Thos. F. McGarry, Hon.
LOCKE, MURPHY 4 LOCKE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Do a general law
bnalr.es Prnctiee In all Courts. Collec
tVons promptly attended to. Ortlce: Spencer
Hlock, Belding. New silver-draff Block, Ionia.
E. P. BECKWITH, M. D.,
OCULIST AND AUUIST.-Spedal attention
given to the litting ol spectacles. Tele
phone 7. E. Main St., Ionia, Mich.
W. J. JUST,
ATTOUNKV AT LAW, Ionia, Michigan.
General Law Business transacted.
INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Office
Humphrey ltlock, two doors west of post
office. . S. MORRIS,
CITY PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH OFFI
CER.-Oillce rear of W. I. Benedict & Co's
drug store. Hours: vt to 11 a. m,. a to 4 and 7 to
H p. in. Residence opposite of M. E. church.
Telephone IS -2 rinys.
J. E. FERGUSON,
1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Okeick: At
Residence on West Main Street. Office
oours to 1U a. m., '2 to 1 and 6:.') to 8 p. m.
I PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Ofllce at res
idence on Bridge street. Office hours I to
M and 7 to 8 p. m.
J. P. PINKHAM, M. D. C. M.,
13HYS1CIAN AND SURGEON-Officc over
Melding Suvlngs Bank. Residence corner
Bridge and Congress Sts.
G. A. STANTON,
IJHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Oeeice: Sec
ond floor, Meloche block. Office houra 8 :.')
to 10 a. m., 3 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Night call at
W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D.,
ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office Melding Pharmacy. Hours-8 to 10
a. m. I to 2 and 7 to 9 p. m
G. H. MILLARD,
DENTIST. Office over Holmes & Connell's
drug store, Main street, lidding, Mich. All
DR. Q. P. SMITH,
ENTI ST. Office hours 8 to !i:30. Leonard
JLf Block, over Page's hardware store, Bel
h. p. Mcelroy,
All work In mv line artistically done. Par
lors under People's Savings Bank.
Electric Baths. Agency Baiter Steam Laun
dry of Grand Rapids. Basement under Holmes
& Connell's. Give me a call.
Grand Hapids Daily Democrat
It contains the ful. Associated Press dts
patches. Arrives in lidding at 8 .V). Delivered
by Herma Deliart at 10c a weeK loi s'.x papers,
1 Jo a week for seven days.
One enthusiastic legislator of Okla
homa wants stringent laws enacted
against pointed shoes and the brilliant
plaid neckwear now in vogue.
TM. F. SANDELL. Loan Broker. hort
TT time loans on any form of good security.
Lone time loans on high class real estate e
urtty. Office at The Commercial Bank.
VICTOLtY IS OURS
Republicans Elect Every Man Except To
hibl) One Yet In Doubt.
HELDINU HAS REDEEMED 1IEKSEEE
Major-Elect A. I Spencer Duly (Jets
Republican Murehetl AgHlimt the Knemy
with Solid Ranks mimI Completely Itout
d them A. It. Locke It the only
Democratic Alderman in the City th
Coming Year 'Twtts h Glorious Victory.
Victory perched on the Republican
banners In this city Monday. Sound
the trumpets, beat tho torn tom, blow
the bugles, pound tho drums, givo a
loud blast on tho kazoos, strike tho
cymbals, wake tho echoes with the
loudest strains from tho doodlesacs,
make so loud a noise with tho cannon
cracker, dynamite, torpedoes, anvil
and heavy artillery that it will pene
trate the retreat of the whanjjdoodlc
and cause him to belch forth its shrill
ist notes. Belding is safe, tho enemy
has been met and they are all ours.
For the first time since It was born,
lidding has elected a Republican
mayor and by such an overwhelming
majority that tho Unicn Silver forces
stand aghast and wonder where they
wero at any way. It was a clean
sweep from ward constables to mayor.
The single exception of a tio vote on
supervisor in the Thir d ward only is
in question but in this contest the
Lord is on our side and the lie will
break in favor of Wilder. Tho Repub
lican voters of the city did themselves
Election morning dawned cloudy
with a light misty rain falling, render
ing It exceedingly disagreeable. Many
Republican remembering the old
time honored saying, that bad weather
meant a Democratic victory with a lit
tle inward quaking, but you see there
was no Democratic ticket this year in
these parts, it was a ''Union Silver"
ticket and the rule or saying- didn't
seem to work just the same lor al
though the bad weather continued
throughout the day, Belding made a
new record in the line of Republican
It was very quiet upon the streets
and utterly devoid of. excitement.
Much nearer a full vote was polled
than had been anticipated ("( in all,
which is 22 more than one vear ago.
There was a new registr ation too this
year, however but, very few seemed to
have failed to attend to it. 201 names
were placed upon the first ward book,
2.'! in the second and 20-j in the third.
an even 700 in tho city. The following
is the vote- In detail, the first names in
each case lx;ing Republicans and the
second Union Silver:
For Justice of the Supreme Court
Charles D. Long .'iSG 154
George L. Yaplo 232
For Regents of the University
William J. Cocker 384-152
Charles 1). Lawton ... 380151
Stanley I). Rarkill 232
Thorne Hubert 232
For County Com. of Schools
Klmer 1J. Hale 30-118
Clay Tall man 250
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION.
Salary of tho Attorney General
Yes..... 171 44
Board of Auditors for Kent Co.
Yes 113 43
Albert L. Spencer
Harvey L. VanBennchoten . .
Converse C. Eddy
Frank N Van Pelt
Willis I). Sinclair
For Justice of the Peace
Charles R. Foote
For School Inspector
Frank T. Council
. 41!) 179
Alvln Morso 120
Frederick L. Spencer 70
Lyman R. Covey 120
Harry Mlnier 77
Louis M. Sagendorf.. 122
Allen Black 124-
Orvin Briggs 75
Nevin J. Lloyd 73
Albert L. Spencer 143
Harvey L. VanBenschoten . . . 74
Converse C. Eddy 130
Edward Meade b0
Frank N. Van Felt 139
Willis D. Sinclair 70
Justice of the Peace
Charles R. Footo 145
Daniel Cameron. 71
Rotnaine Robinson . 140
Frank T. Connell 70
Joseph T. Angell 130
George E. Divine 82
James Avery 17
Edgar W. Jersey
William H. Peck
Alfred II. Stone 75
Charles R. Cowdin 143-
Harry II. Lester 142
William Clarke 73
Andrew Johnson 73
Albert L. Spencer 151
Harvey L. VanBenschoten... 100
Cot) verso C. Eddy 130
Edward Meade 112
Frank N. VanPeU 154-
Willis I). Sinclair 95
Justice of the Peace
Charles R. Foote 147
Daniel Cameron 101
Romaine Robinson 142
Frank T. Connell. . 100
William A. Wilder. . .... . 124 k
Lewis H. Stone 124
Barney C. Curtis 144
Henry A. Smith 105
Charles A. Ireland 140
James Green , 102
Jes; G. Wilbur 142
Guy D. Weter 143
Oscar II. Sylvester 105
Clarence E. Bond 103
Albert L. Spencer 120 44
Harvey L. Vtin Henschoten,.- 70
Converse C. Eddy 110 30
Edward Meade. 80
Frank N. VanPeU 12553
Willis I). Sinclair . 72
Justice of the Peace
Charles R. Foote 127 59
Daniel Cameron... OS
Romaine Robinson 12452
Frank T. Connell. 72
Celebrated for it tfrcat leavening strength
and healtnfulnes. Assures the food agalust
alum and all forms of adulteration common to
the cheap brands.
Royal, Hakinq Powdek Co., New York.
WILL CONTEST RETURNS
ri.ANTlMi SKlAIt ltKKTS.
The secretary of the experiment sta
tion of the Michigan Agricultural Col
lege has issued a circular in regard to
planting sugar beets, a subject which
lias taken on interest by the recent
action of the state In providing for the
payment of a bounty for growing these
beets. It is stated that tho buildings
and equipment ol a first class beet sugar
factory would cost not less than $250,000
and that there must be at least eight or
ten thousand acres in tho locality suit
able for tho raising of beets, as they
should form but one factor In a four
years' rotation,and It will require about
three thousand acres to produce enough
to keep the factory in steady and suc
cessful operation. The climate of tho
lower peninsula of Michigan is adapted
to tho growing of sugar beets as far
north at least as the northern borders
of Oceania, Newaygo , Isabella, Midland
and Bay counties. Any soil that will
grow a good crop of Indian corn or po
tatoes, will under proper cultivation
produce a good crop of beets. The land
must not be recently manured. The
soil must bo naturally fertile or must
be made so by manuring at least two
years beforo planting tho beet seed.
Commercial fertilizers, especially those
rich in potash and phosphoric acid,
can be applied with great freedom to
beet fields. Nitrogen in Its various
forms must be used with caution. The
circular recommends tho following
scheme of rotation: Wheat, followed
by beets, then clover, ono crop cut for
hay, the second plowed under, then po
tatoes or corn, then wheat and finally
beets again. Beets should follow
wheat or a cereal crop, thus enabling
the gr ound to be plowed In the autumn,
which is quite essential.
Copies of this circular, containing
the above and much moro information
oti the subject may bo had by address
ing Secretary Experiment Station,
Agricultural College, Mich.
Lew Stone Think He Was Elected Nuper
vlaor llait riled an Affidavit
for a Recount.
The count of ballots Monday night
in tho third ward registered a tie vote
for Wm. A. Wilder and L. II. Stone,
opposing candidates for the office of
supervisors. Before the election
board adjourned a second count
was taken and revealed no change.
Stone claims that two ballots which
were clearly for him wero not counted
in his favor and thereby causing a tie
vote. It J sr stated that a ticket
which tho voter without question in
tended for Wilder was thrown out on
the authority of Mr. Hubbell one of
the Democratic Inspectors as having a
distinguishing mark. Later In the
count the Stone tickets with the same
distinguishing marks came up and of
course under the Democratic ruling
were also thrown out. Now Stone
through his attorney A. R. Locke files
with the city clerk tho following
STATE OF MICHIGAN, l r . stone
County or Ionia, f ss' w!-flon
being duly sworn, deposes and says that he Is a
resident of the Third ward of the city of Hel-
ding, county and state aforesaid, that at an
election held In said city on the 5th day of April
A. D. 1W)7, he was duly and legally nominated
candidate for supervisor of the Third ward on
the Silver ticket and that he conceives himself
arleved by fraud or mistake in the canvass of
the votes by the Inspectors of election, and In
tae returns made, therefore, be, this deponent,
y'or.ectfully petitions llf Inspectors of lection
; tae 1hn-d urO of tlij city ol UtiUj; ?ooi.t
and state aforesaid, to recount the ballots cast
at said city election.
Your petitioner says that the said Inspectors
of election committed error and mistake in re
fusing to count and tally two certain votes cast
at huid election for this deponent for the oftlce
of supervisor of the Third ward of the city of
Belding, that said ballots were not counted for
this deponent, that said ballots were legal bal
lots and should have been legally and rightfully
counted for this deponent.
Your petitioner further says tnat he received
according to said canvass one hundred and
twenty four votes and that his opponent upon
the Republican ticket received according to the
same canvass the similar number of votes, that
if the two votes illegally tnroan out and not
counted for this deponent had been counted.
this deponent would have had a majority at
said election of the votes catt for said ofilce,
and that he would have been the leg illy elected
person for said oftlce.
Your petitioner therefore prays that the said
Inspectors of election cause a recount of said
ballots cast at said election to be made. And
your petitioner will ever pray, etc.
Ltwis 11. Stone.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th
day of April. IMC. Ai.khkd 11. I.ockk,
The case will come beforo tho Ixnird
of city election canvassers, rriday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, consisting of
Fred King, Will Foote and I. L. Hub
bell the former leiug the chairman.
It is understood that A. A. Ellis will
appear for Stone and Geo. Nichols in
tho interest of Mr. Wilder.
Mrs. Sauers made a quick trip to
Belding, Mayme Sauers having tho
measles, but found her able to take her
place in tho mill Monday. Mrs. Sauers
returned Saturday evening. Fenwick
Ernest C. Howe died at his homo In
Otisco a few miles south of tho city
Monday morning at 5 o'clock, aged 40
He had always lived on tho farm
with his mother since tho death of his
father, until three years ago when they
purchased a house and lot in the city
and resided hero for a short time, but
becoming tired of city life went back
to the farm again. For the past year
he has been ailing and wasted away
under disease from a stout robust man
to a mere shadow of his former self.
A. L. Benedict and Mr. Peterson were
carinir for him when lie uieu. He was
unconscious to the last and passed away
quietly. Ernest, who never married,
had many friends.
The funeral srrvico was held yester
day afternoon at the house, Rev. I). J.
Golden officiating. A number of the
order of the K. of P. were in attend
ance. The Interment was beside those
of his father In the Otisco cemetery.
A. L. Benedict and wife, who have re
cently arrived from North Carolina,
will remain with Mrs. Howe and carry
on the farm.
j J. II. Godfrey and family have re
j turned from Cadillac whero thsy have
! iK-en lor nearly two years. Mr. uou
frey Is convinced tnat there are worse
places than Belding to live In and he
; has again moved to his home here.
When clouds in skies do come together,
To hide the brightness of the uun;
There wlllsurely be some pleasant weather
WTben a' their storms are past and gout.
Then you will need one of our
Dress or Skirt,
And other Novelties to numerous to men
tion. Call and look us over.
. J. Leonard
P. S. I hava a lot of Heavy Bro Cotton worth 7c
will sell for 5c.
and we have everything
the Seed Line. Ferry's in I
are known to be the bes, ahv
sure to grow. We have in p
ages Ferry's, Rice's and Cr
marivV . tome our way for se
Robinson c Uudsd
We want them. We are Shipping t
week, and will Pay the Highest Pos
Price for them. Briiur them along:
or a thousand dozen at a time.
J o wolry, li eye cs.
TESTING THE EYESIG
And adjusting eye glass
spectacles to fit the eyes
a leading specialty by us
cannot make the blind si
we can use the "ounce c
vention" that will enable
save your sight, before it
late, by strengthening an
serving the vision. We
perts in that line, and od
has been tested by many
W1UL 1UCAUY, Optiii
WISHING TO COIUIECT TIIK IM1MIESSION THAT SEEMS T
The Commercial I3anlc
Is tfointr to move it's bimlness to another town. Wo wish to say that
NOT 50. It Invites the patronage of the public In
Baiilcing and Fire Insurance.
Guaranteeing that a liberal treatment as Is consistent with pood busi
at all times be extended.
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