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BANNER EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 47. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1897. WHOLE NO. 411 THE BELDING BANNER Published Kvtry Thursday Afternoon BY COWDIN Sc HiAPHAM, AT liKMHNG, (IONIA CO,) MICH. Office in tlif IVople'd Saving Hank block, Main tttD'et. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR STHUTI.Y IN ADVANCE. Advertising Katfn npon application. Advcrtitn bills ciillectrJ monthly. Trun sient advertising n advance. Obituary poetry will not be inserted unless paid for. Cards of Thanks must be paid for. Marriage and death notices fre Copy for change of advertisement must be re ceived not later than Tuesday noon in order to knHure insertion. F.ntered at the rostottlce Helding, Mich., for transmission through the mails as second class matter. -. , X'lMRKD. If this paragraph is marked you will know that your wubscription has ex pired, and as our terms are strictly cash in ad vance it will be discontinued unless renewed. COUNTY OFFICERS. Circuit Judpe Frank D. M. Davis Probate Jude C. I- Wilson Sheriff II. II. Jordan Clerk J. J. (ireen Treasurer L. 1 Spauldintf Prosecuting Attorney J. H. Chaddock Keplster of Deeds K. F. Strong County Surveyor G. O. Hlgnell County Drain Commissioner F. A. Palmer Commissioner of Schools Elmer U. Hale Circuit Court Commis- 1 CP. Locke bionersl K. C. Spalding CITY OFFICERS. Maror W. F. Bricker Clerk C. K. Cow din Treasurer F. N. VanPelt Marshal... W. W. Mitchell City Attorney II. L. Van Henschoten Justices of the Peace K. H. Lapham, V. J.Wilson. Aldermen First w ard, ('has, Harroun, John W. Moore; Second ward. K. W. Jersey, A. M. (ilass; Third Ward, Kdwin Hunt, A. K. Locke. Supervisors First ward. Chas. Kddv; Second ward, J. T. Ant; '"11 ; Third ward, L. II. Stone. CHURCHES. MKTHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-Ser-vlces at K):.H)a. m. and 7:.") p. m. Sabbath School at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Kev. O. J. Uoldem, Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL CHERCH Services at 10:.") a. m. and 7:.V p. rn. Sabbath School at 11:1') a. in. Prayer meeting on Thursday eve ning. Rev. h. V. Chiu, Pastor. HAPTIST CIUIRCH-Services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p m. Sabbath school at close of mor ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Rkv. W. L. Munoek, Pastor. FREE METHODIST CHURCH-Prayer and praise service, eleven o'clock a. m. Preaching, 7:30 p. in. Prayer meelini? Friday evening. Rlv. A. Ci. H ahti.e. Pastor. H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW.-Offlce in Belding Savings Hank Block, lielding. Mich. Refehenceh hv Pkkmission: Hon. Allen B. Morse, Hon. A. A, Ellis, Thos. F. McGarry, Hon. F. D.M.Davis. LOCKE, MURPHY 4 LOCKE. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Do a general law business. Practice in all Courts. Collec ttons promptly attended to. OTiCe : Spencer block, iteming.' New Silver (lialt iiiock, Ionia. E. F. BECKWITH, M. D., OCULIST AND AURIST.-Speclal attention given to the lining of spectacles. Tele phone 7. SKJ5 E. Main St., Ionia, Mich. W. J. JUST, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Ionia, Michigan. General Law Business transacted. ADAM WAGNER. INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Office JL Humphrey Block two doors west of post- office. . S. MORRIS, OITY PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH OFFI CER. Office rear of W. I. Benedict & Co's drug store. Hours: toils, m.. a to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Residence opposite of M. E. church. Telephone ly-'-i ring's. J. E. FERGUSON, 13HYSICIAN AND SURGEON-OrriCE: At Residence on West Main Street. Office oours h to 10 a. m.. 2 to 4 and fi :') to 8 p. m. . OHLINGER, PHYSICIAN AND SURG EON-Offlce at res ldence on Bridge street. Office hours 1 to V and 7 to 8 p. m. J. F. PINK HAM, M. D. C. M PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Offlce over Belding Savings Bank. Residence corner Bridge and Congress Sts. G. A. STANTON, 13HYSICIAN AND SURGEON-OrriCE: Sec ond Moor, Meloche block. Office hours 8:30 to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Night call at residence. W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D., E CLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office Belding Pharmacy. Hours 8 to 10 a. m. I to 2 and 7 to 9 p. m G. H. MILLARD, TM'NTlsr.-Office over Holmes & Connell's J drug store, Main street, Belding, Mich. All work guaranteed. DR. G. F. SMITH, I ENTIST. Office hours 8 to .1:30. Leonard XJ Block, over Page hardware store, Itel dinp Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, TONSORIAL AETIST. All work In my line artistically done, lors under People's Savings Bank. Par Siiuiucl An&1)aujh TONSORIAL PARLORS. Electric Baths. Agency Baxter Steam Laun dry of Grand Rapids. Basement under Holmes & Connell's. Give me a call. It contains the fuU Associated patches. Arrives in l.eldtng at 8.50 Press dis Delivered by Henna Dellart at 10c a wecK tot fix papers o a week for seven days. One enthusiastic legislator of Okla lioma wants htrincnt laws enacted atfuinst pointotl shoes and the brilliant plaid neckwear now In vouc. WM. F. SAN DELL, Loan Broker Short time loans on any form of good security. Long time loan on high class real estate e aurlty. Office at The commercial Bank. Grand itanius Daily Democrat CHIEF POPfc'S LETTER To the Kirnueii ami I itiii-llr takr a N uiubrr of SugKetion. To the Firemen and Citizens: In the past year I have had jrreat rea son to thank the roemK'rs of the Bel dinjr tire department for thiir kir.dues toward me. I have vUited many towus and I never saw a better lot of ruen: always resjondinir quickly to the alarm, and oleyin orders jiromptly. And to the City Council: They jtl?o have Ken my friends, but have b'en handieapfed us? well as the tire department. I will say to the new council i' they will put the tire department in shape to do bu ines, we will surprise the citizens. In all of our long rut);, we ean make the ruii and gvt water on the tire in one half to one-fourth of the time by hav ing our hoe all coupled together and on a fcood ho?e wa;ou. I am getting tired of righting fire with a lot of men all tired out drawing carts. They cannot do good business as they are panting and out of wind, and cannot stand the smoke. Try it and convince yourselves. Had we had a wu'on, and our hose coupled as It should be, you would have seen the Rowley hou?e in far different shape than it is today, and lots of others. They feel that their chances are slim. Have they good reason? for thinking sor 1 snouia tniuK tney naa. inen in like cases the firemen have but little to encourage them: there is r.o credit for them. This None of the best things to do: putthebojs in shape so that they can gain credit, and I will assure you they will get it. Let me ask one question; would it not be a good idea to buy a wagon and team, and extend the mains, and keep our streets in as good shae as they are for this year? I can run the fire de partment with less than half the num ber of men and do letter work, and I think you would soon reduce the rates of insurance. Some of my friend- have got vexed at me because I would not let their buildings burn down and make a clean job of it. If I would allow such a thing our reputation would soon be gone. Rates of insurance would soon go up. We want to reduce the rates and make the citiens understand we are working for their interest. It is for the interest of our city that we are working, and no. the pay which is very small compared with the chances we take. Rut we are in it to win, and we are bound to win by the aid of our mayor and council. It beerus to me while property is cheap, we should see to it and buy a place to put our building, and not de pend so much on leased Droperty. We may let the thing go until the suitable places are out of our reach. We are paying rent enough every year to pity interest on the money to buy a lot and put up a good brick building large enough that our council rooms, depart ment headquarters and jail could all be under one roof, Just look at the place the city furnishes for a cold night; almost impossible to get warm. This looks tome like a very import ant question. A good tire department is one of the most essential organiza tions for any city, but to be well equipped is another grand feature. Horses are cheaper than men, and far better in their place. It is hard for men to do horse work. I hojR before the close of the summer of l7 we will be aole to get a stream ol water on a fire five blocks awav in from two to four minutes. This will please you, my friends, end it will please the boys of the fire department. You can rest assured the wagon would pay for it's self in a short time. If you have ever lelongcd to a fire de partment jou kuow how we feel when the alarm is given, and we are on the ground only to find out we can do nothing because we have not hose enough to reach the lire with us. Our carts are numlercd with the things that have done their work. Kvery time they go out I expect nothing else but for their remains to fall by the roadside, only to be picked up for kindling wood. We must have a wagon and better service. VM. I'OPE, Chief. 'Here's a dollar for another years's subscription to The Observer" remark ed one of our farmer friends who tills the soil south of Portland. '-Say. do you know I read every line in the Ol server, and aside from the news, I know I have saved ten times the sub scription price by taking advantage of the merchants' advertisements. We enjoy such comment, especially when it comes from such a reliable source, anil there are othersmany of them. Portland Observer. Thirty years is a long time to light m painful a trouble n piles, but Jacob Mitchell, of Union ville. Fa , struggled that long before he tried DoWitt's Witch Hazel Salve, which quickly and ermanently cured him. It is equally effective in eczema and all skin affec tions. W. I. Benedict &, Co. CRATTAN SHEEP MEN. llirir Annual "hearing-Itrport of the .4M-Utlnn oinc-rifte hrp ami m tiood Time. The Grattan Sheep Shearing Asso ciation held its annual festival April 10. IThe members were very kindly entertained by John Randall, whose pleasure in the festival whs somewhat marred by the apparent loss of his fav orite span of horses, that were stricken with paralysis a few days previous and lay in a hopeless condition. Much credit is due the ladies who sho their interest in their husbands pursuits by their cheerful assistance in preparing so sumptuous a dinner annually in the GraDge Hall for this occasion. The tables are laden with everything good to eat and all express ed their appreciation of so grand a feast. Many pioneer guests were present and regrets were noted by the members when they learned that Wm. Hartwell of Cannon (who is an experienced sheep breeder did uot bring sheep for exhibition. J. G. Cowan made a few remarks, stating that the increased number of sheep on exhibition and the marked improvement in the grade were features by which to judge the future success of the association. The election ot o2:cer took place at 3:30 o'clock, J. G. Cowan being re elected president; also Wm. Lessiter as treasurer; Wm. J. McCarthy suc ceeded Mr. Xah as secretary; George Ashley and Martin Mann, vice pres idents. Or. account of the cold weather only a few of the sheep were shorn. A de scription of these i given as follows: ! i i. 2;.- x 2 rf 2 . . 3 . . s j 2p4-.3i:;ii;l ac 1- --------- i s 2 t 1 ' Ms K ,a Z'iri va',: Weightof lau-j-i-dii;.?, Carcan. E Weight of - i Fleece. f r tx , S V w if i Number of i ii j Number of I 1 Kegister. i ) Number of ! il'I 1 Labs. To those who think they have a right to catch fish in whatever manner they choose, the following information may be of benefit: Since the fish and game law of 13 was declared unconstitu tional by the Supreme court, it has luen supposed by many that the entire law regarding the epearing of fish in inland lakes was void. Hut a late opinion of the Attorney General de clares that the law of 1M1 is still in force and that it is unlawful for an tone to catch or kill any fish in any inland lake except with hook and line. A lorson found upon the waters of any lake with a gear. net, trap, set line, artificial light, dynamite, powder or anything explosive, shall bo deemed prima facia evidence of a violation of the law, and on conviction may be fined iZ or imprisonment for 30 days. Geo. S. Rosevelt is a candidate for city attorney and ha secured the sig nature of a large number of citizens among them many business men In favor of his appointment. Mr. Rose velt did good work when he held the office two years ago. He says some one opiosed to him is rejorting that in the case of the rug peddler arrested in January IS'Jl for violating the city ordinance he allowed him to go with out prosecution after some expense to the city had been iucurred. The records show that Mr. VanRenschoten was the city attorney at that time and Rosevelt and Hawley appeared for the peddler, they showing that the Inter state commerce law protected him and he was discharged. Win. It. Ilajr WrltfM. Payne. Ind., Feb., isiw. I have been using Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin ever since the agency was established here four months ago j When I In-gan taking it I weighed 150 Munds anil now I weigh 177 pounds. Feel better than ever did in my life ! and must say it is an excellent remedy. . In 10c size (10 doses 10 cts). Regular sizes ."Ac and $ 1.00 at Fisk Hangs, drug- Blt. j Personal: The gentleman who an noyed the congregation last Sunday by continually coughing will find instant releif by using One Minuto Cough Cure, a seedy and harmless remedy for throat and lung troubles. W. 1. Ren edict & Co. Absolutely Puro. Ctletrated for it great leavening strength and healtbfulnes. Assures the food against alum and all form of adulteration common to the cheap brands. HovAL Baking Powder Co., New York. WILDER WINS. Hie Iterouut Turi in Ilia Favor la Elect rl lly Two Majority. The recount of votes in the third ward, demanded by Lewis H. Stone, the Democratic candidate for super visor, was held in the council room Fri day afternoon. A. A. Kllis and Alfred Locko appear ed for Mr. Stone and Geo. Nichols and Chas. R. Foote for Mr. Wilder. The election board returned a tie vote on supervisor and rather than take his chances by drawing lots as provided by the charter, Mr. Stone tiled an application and made the de mand as above stated. The city can vassing board is composed of the chairman of each ward election board and the duty of recounting fell on Fred King, I..L. Hubbell and Wm. Foote. Every doubtful ballot was carefully scrutinized and those bear ing what would be considered distin guishing marks thrown t out. Two Stone ballots which the returning board had counted for him, making the tote a tie, had not been properly marked and were thrown out, leaving a clear majority of two for Wilder. ELECT KIC LKillTS IX CIII KCII. The Congregational church is now brilliantly lighted with electricity. They were turned on last Sunday night at the young people's meeting for th- first lime and the change was "c grcxl froru i.e dull 1 if hfc. of -kerosene oil lamps as to make it almost dazzling to the eyes. It is a fine job and Manager W. P. Hetherington of the Electric Light and Power Co., and electrician J. V. Worden are to be con gratulated on their work. There are thirty incandescents, twenty-two in the audience room, making it so bright in any part of the house that people may see to read from bible or singing book with comfort. The scheme of this sort of lighting originated with the young people and by their indefatigable zeal and earnest work, raised money enough to make it successful. Too many words of praise cannot be accorded them. So train children that they do not feel any galling chains binding them. Let love counsel with reason, and do not sacrifice the chilli's best interests because you love it. Train out as well a- in. Morals must be strengthened and bucked by a good physique; to ac quire this, the body must le taught. Let no habit grow with the child that may mar a line of the face or a prompt ing of the heart. Train to observance of right and wrong. Train them to govern themselves, to think for them selves. Do not make many laws, but see that the few are obeyed. Let a pleasant word, spoken lovingly, carry with it the surety of approbation or disapproval, as is needed. Let the trainers remember they are the. key notes from which the music of the child's life will be taken. The Ladies' Literary Exchange Club are holding a meeting this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. II. A. Lamb, Known as Leaders day. Resides the general business of the c'.ub a very fine program i9 one of the features. Prehistoric Man Mm. Ho-e Lamb Home Influences Mrs. Mary Angell The Ben Thought of Modern Authors . Mrs. L L. Holmes Selection from Holmes Mrs. Louisa Gardner Our Ideals Mrs. M. Gooding Carlotta Ex Empress of Mexico Mrs. Dora Sinclair Eecitals from Carleton Mrs. Julia Divine Beneficial Krsults from the Study of the Languages Mrs. Jean Travis Kev. Dr. F. S. Smith Mrs. Emma Lamb F.Irrtrlr Bitter. I Electric Hitters is a medicine suited for any season, but perhaps moro gen orally needed in the spring, when the languid exhausted feeling prevails, when the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonic and alterative is felt. A prompt use of this medicine t has often averted long and perhaps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will net more surely in counteracting and freeing the svstcm from the malarial toison. Headache, indigestion, con stipation. dizziness yield to Electric Hitters. Fifty cents and $1.00 per bot tlo at Fisk Hangs' Drug Store. When clouds in skies do come together, To hide the brightness of the sun; There will surely be some pleasant weather When a1 their storms are past and gone. Then you will need one of our in And other Novelties to numerous to men tion. Call and look us over. P. S. I have a lot of will sell for fc. This is Spring Time pENTLE GARDNERS and we have everything ir the Seed Line. Ferry '5 in Bulk are known sure to grow. We have in pack man's. Come our way for seeds fi BGGS ! BGGS ! EGGS We want them. week, anil will Price for them. or a thousand dozen at a time. LAMB BROS. Jotverv, ievccs. It Will Pay To buy all your "WE KEEP5 THE BEST MUTTON, HAM, CIUCKJSN, SAUSAGE, LAUD, UUTTEK, PISH. Spring Capes, Dress or Skirt, Collars, Chiffon Ruchings, and Belts. . J Loonard Heavy Hro Cotton worth 7e to be the best, always ages Ferry's, Rice's and CrossJ l$othison & Hudson. We are Shipping every Pay the Highest Possible Bring them alone:, one! TESTING THEfEYESIGHT And adjusting eye glasses and spectacles to fit the eyes is made a leading specialty by us. Wd cannot make the blind see. bud we can use the "ounce of pre vention" that will enable you tc save your sight, before it is toe late, uy sirengtnentng ana pre-l serving the vision. We are ex-l perts in that line, and our skill has been tested by many grate-l ful patients. WILL R1CAUY, Optiuiun. You MEATS at the Bridge Street Market. Prices Down to Bed-Roclz FOREST FISH & CO.