NINTH YEAH. NO. 21.
BELDING, MIOH., THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 181)7.
WHOLE NO. 437.
THE BELDING BANNER
Published Every Thursday Afternoon
COWDIN Sc LAPHAM,
UELIHNU, (IONIA CO.,) MICH.
Office in the People's Saving Hank block,
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
STKICTI.Y IN ADVANCE.
Advertising Hates upon application.
Advertising bills collected monthly. Tran
Blt'iit advertisinir in advance.
Obituary poetry will not be Inserted unless
paid lor. cams oi i nanus tnusi do paiu lor,
Marriage and death notices free
Conv for chanire of advertisement must be ro
reived not later than Tuesday noon in order to
Knteredatthe Postottlce Heldlng, Mich., for
transmission through the malls as second class
X'l'IKED. If this paragraph is marked you
will know that your subscription has ex
pired, and as our terms are strictly cash in ad
vance it will be discontinued unless renewed.
Circuit Judge Frank I). M. Davis
Probate Judge '. t E. Wilson
Sheriff .II. 11. Jordan
Clerk J. J. lireen
Treasurer E. Spaulding
Prosecuting Attorney J. H. Cbaddock
Register of Deeds I'.. F. Strong
County Surveyor (l.O. liignell
County Drain Commissioner F. A. Palmer
Commissioner of Schools Klmer H. Hale
Circuit Court Commls- I CP. Locke
sioners) E. C. Spalding
Mayor Albert I,. Spencer
Clerk C C Eddy
Treasurer F. N. VanPelt
Marshal (J. N. Foster
City Attorney tl. S. Kosevelt
City Health OHIcT I Ohlinger.
Justices of the Peace K. II. Lapham,
C K. Foote.
Aldermen First ward. John W. Moore, Alvln
Morse; Second ward, A. M. Class, James
Avery; Third Ward. A. K. Locke, It. C. Curtis.
Supervisors First ward. Chas. Kddy; Second
ward, J. T. Angell; Third ward, W. A. Wilder.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCII-Ser-vices
at l():.')a. m. and 7:."4ip. m. Sabbath School
at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on
Thursday evening. Hk.v. O. J. (Joi.den, Pastor.
CONfiKEGATIONAL CHTIUCII-Services at
10:.') a. m. and 7:.' p. m. Sabbath School al
11:45 a. in. prayer meeting on Thursday eve
ning. Kkv. H. V. Ciiu.it, Pastor.
HAPTIST CHURCII-Services at 10:.) a. m.
Knd?:.)p in. Sabbath school at close of mor
ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday
evening. Kev. W. L. Munhkk, Pastor.
FREE METHODIST CHITRCH-Prayer and
praise service, eleven o'clock a. m. Preaching,
:3D p. m. Prayer im-eting Friday evening.
Rkv. A. ti. Hauti.e. Pastor.
H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.-Ottlce in Helding
Savings Hank Hlock, Helding, Mich.
Kkkekkncks by Permission : Hon. Allen U.
Morse. Hon. A. A. Ellis, Thos. F. McUarry, Hon.
F. D. M. Davis.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Do a general law
business. Practice In all Courts. Collec
lions promptly attended to. Olhce: Spencer
Hlock, Helding. New Silver draff Hlock, Ionia.
W. J. JUST,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ionia. Michigan.
Ceneral Law Husiness transacted.
. S. MORRIS,
1JH YSICIAN AND SURiJEON. Offlce rear
of W.I. Henedict & C'o's drug store. Hours:
U to It a. m 'i to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence
opposite of M. E. church. Telephone W'
J. E. FERGUSON,
1 PHYSICIAN AND SUROEON OrriCK: At
Residence on West Main Street. Offlce
nours 8 to 10 a. m.. 2 to 4 and 6:.T0 to 8 p. m.
1IIYRICIAN AND SUROEON-City Physi
cian and Health otllcer Oltlce at residence
corner of Hridge and Centre sts. Offlce hours
1 to a and 7 to p. m.
J. F. PINK HAM,
PHYSICIAN AND SUROEON-Offlce over
KiiiKsley's (irocery Store, Main st. Hours:
1 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m.
G. A. STANTON,
1JHYSICIAN AND SURUEON-OrriCK: Sec
ond tioor, Meloche block. Offlce hours 8 :.'
to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 toM p. m. Night call at
W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D.,
ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Offlce Helding Pharmacy. Hours 8 to 10
a. in. 1 to 2 and 7 to 9 p. m
G. H. MILLARD,
DENTIST. Offlce over Holmes & Connell's
drug store, Main street, Helding, Mich. All
DR. G. F. SMITH,
1 ENTIST. Offlce hours 8 to 5:.T0. Leonard
XJ Hlock, over Page's Hardware store, uei
h. p. Mcelroy,
All work in my line artistically done. Par
lors under People's Savings Hank.
a no. v. iiiL,is&
n Ait unit snor . . .
you want a good clean shave,
you want a stylish haircut,
you want a refreshing shampoo,
Or nnvtiiinir In tt linn nf tonsorial work clean
ly and carefully done, call on the above under
Holme s conncil sorug siore.
Grand Rapids Daily Democrat
It contains the full Associated Press dls
patches. Arrives in Helding lit 8:50. Delivered
by Herma Dellart at 10c a ween tot nix papers.
isa a we ok lor seven uayn
City Steam Laundry.
U'o !o 'no
AllOrders Gathered up and Delivered.
C. A. nixan Co.
f ITM. F. SANDELL, Loan Hroker. Mhort
t t time loans on any form of good 8ecurlty
Long time loans on high class real estate se
curity. Offlce at The commercial iianic.
THE LECTURE COURSE.
Helding Should lav It-Over 20U Pledged
to T,ke Tickets.
Tho lecture courso project which
Superintendent VanWinklo is pushing
as fast as ho is able to, is approaching
tho point where it may bo iin assured
fact by a little more encouragement
on tho part of our citizens in tho way
of pledging to take tickets. Over 200
havo already given thoir names agrec
Iny to tako full course tickets, tho
price of which Is $1.00. Hut It Is
necessary to havo about 400 to Insure
tho exenses of tho seven entertain
ments. This number should quickly
bo made up, for surely no one could
object to paying so small an amount
for seven entertainments worth lifty
cents each. Tho following is tho list:
Geo. V. llain, Hon. Wallace Hruce,
Hon. J. W. Giddings, Prof. Hamilton,
J. W. Conary, Tho Mozat Symphony
Company and tho Smith Sisters Con
Tho names of Hruce, Haiti, Giddings
and others are among tho foremost
men on tho lecture platform today and
every person In this vicinity should
hear them. Mr. VanWinklo says It Is
impossible to see all tho people and
solicit jtersonally and desires those ho
has not Interviewed to leave their
names with Mr. Hetheringtou, Harry
Connell or Mr. Leonard, and the num
ber of tickets they will take. Uy all
means let us have this excellent course
DON'T SELL TO MINORS.
Relative to the sale of tobacco and
cigarettes to minors It would hardly
seem necessary to call the attention of
dealers to tho fact that a law Is on tho
statute book prohibiting it. But Indi
cations are noticed every day on tho
streets that some one Is disregarding
the law. Young loys scarcely in their
teens are discovered pulling away at
tho deadly cigarette or taking a chew
of tobacco. Only a few days ago live
or six boys, some of them not ten
years old. were discovered by teachers
of our schools with a whole box of
cigarettes in one of tho out-buildings
smoking and interchanging pufTs.
They were promptly confiscated by the
superintendent and made to tell where
they procured them. . The superinten
dent and teachers of the schools are all
up In arms over the matter and declare
If another iustanco comes to their
notice where children under their
charge have been sold tobacco they
will promptly make complaint. All
good people will say Amen.
Joseph S. Preston,tho Lyons pension
attorney, and Wm. J. Catlln, of Leb
anon, Clinton county, "were indicted by
tho grand jury at Grand Itapids in
connection with alleged pension frauds.
The bail was lixed at $1,(KX which was
furnished. The amount involved is
$800. The Herald says: "It appears
that Mr. Preston, as a pension uttor
ney, succeeded in getting allowed a
pension claim of Mr. Catlin's father;
and that he died just lefore tho money
was ready. In cases of this kind, who
ever has defrayed tho expenses of tho
deceased during his last illness, is en
titled to be reimbursed by th govern
ment out of tho pension fund. Catlin
swore to a claim of large dimensions,
it 19 alleged, and Preston, acting ns a
notary, took his acknowledgement, tho
claim eating up nearly all tho accrued
pension money. Tho government
claims that tho two men woro acting In
such a way that the entire situation
Lovers of onions aro always endeavor
ing to find something to tako away
from their breath tho taint that lingers
after. The man in charge of answers-to-fpueries
says: As good a way as any
is to slice the onions, soak them for
live minutes in puro cider vinegar, add
a small carrot cut into pieces about
the size of a pra, salt to tasto, stir In a
pinch of white pepper, put tho mix
turo in a quart jar, screw up tight, and
put away in tho cellar for twenty
years. Prepared In tins manner tney
will not effect the breath In tho slight
The (inwident Itemed. 2
Mr. U. H. Greeve, merchant, of Chll
howle, Va., certifies that ho had con
sumption, was given up to die, sought
all medical treatment that moneycould
procure, tried all cough remedies ho
could hear of, but got no relief; spent
many nights sitting up in a chair; was
Induced to try Dr. King's New Dis
covery, and was cured by use of two
rtottles. For pust three years haslieen
attending io business, and says Dr.
King's New Discovery is the grandest
remedy ever made, as it has donu so
much for him and also for others in
his community. Dr. King's New Dis
covery is guaranteed for Coughs, Colds
and Consumption. It don't fall. Trial
bottles freo at Fisk Hangs' Drugstore.
Croup (julrkljr Cured.
Mountain Glen, Ark. Our child
ren were suffering with croup when wo
received a Itottlo of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It afforded almost
Instant relief. F. A. TlioiWTON.
This celebrated remedy is for sale by
Fisk Hangs, druggist.
No proposition that has como before
tho people of lato years has received
the general and hearty approval from
the press of tho entire community as
tho plan for tho establishment of postal
savings banks. Not only do tho big
dailies of the cities as a rule approve
of tho agitation, but tho newspapers in
tho smaller towns almost without ex
ception commend the movement.
While tho comments in tho newspa
pers of tho north and west are most
numerous, tho press of tho east and
south Is by no means bacuward In sup
porting tho agitation. Occasionally
an old-timo Democratic paper of the
south opposes tho plan on the ground
thut it is not the function of tho govern
ment to do anything more than collect
tho revenues and protect life and prop
erty. These aro tho extreme represen
tatives of tho school which holds that
that government is best which governs
least Hut for the most part the papers
of trio south support tho movement for
postal banks, and call attention to the
especial need for them In that section
of tho country, where banks of all
kinds aro scarco and where places of
safo deposit for small savings are very
This discussion of the subject in the
press of tho whole country must have
the effect of preparing the minds of
congressmen for speedy action as soon
as they shall meet again in Washing
ton. Tho unanimity of the press is a
sure indication that tho peoplo desire
tho establishment of postal savings
banks. Chicago Record.
Sanetifieation of speech excludes
malicious words. Tho greater part of
the heart-aches of the world can be
traced back to unkind words. They
are in large part responsible for life's
wretchedness and failures. It is not
always the words that are intended to
injure that do tho most harm. Some
times a thoughtless insinuation is taken
iiKn the wings of gossip and passed
from lip to lip until Slander stamps her
seal upon it and declares it true. The
air may hardly stir with the whispered
word, yet as it goes from tongue to
tongue it gathers force until at last
even the noisy city hears its import,
and u name that at bunriso was fair and
stainless, lies at eventide low in the
dust. Rev. J. T. Badgley.
Tho poll tax question has been much
discussed this week In Mulr. Treas
urer VauAntwerp had about 00 polls
on his tax roll, and succeeded in gath
ering in all but about a dozen of them.
Tho others refused to pay, claiming
exemptions in various ways, and the
discussion that followed pretty effect
ually settled one thing there will be
no poll tax assessed in Muir next year.
That particular tax has been a source
of trouble to every treasurer for years,
and unless it caw bo assessed against
and collected from tho able bodied per
son able to pay as well as from the
laborers who seem to have been about
the only ones to pay In the past, it
ought not to bo assessed at all. Muir
Kvery business must havo its ''ups
and downs," and the average publisher
of a newspaper Is no exception to the
rule. Did you ever stop to think of It?
This week you write and print an arti
cle; some man gets mad as blazes and
orders his paper stopped. Tho same
article pleases others and they resolve
to subscribe. In tho next issue of tho
paper there is an articlo which the
man who stopped his paper would not
havo missed for several times the sub
scription price. lie then becomes a
borrower of tho paper from his neigh
bor, and wonders why it continues to
exist since ho discontiued his sub
scription. Charity is the perfection of friend
ship. It Is the part of the better man
that enables him to always construe
the words and actions of others in the
least unfavorable light. Without it,
friendship is of little worth. Deal not
harshly with the errors and mistakes
of those atxmt you, for our deficiencies
but prove the weakness of all human
A pure and true life moulds hundreds
into its likeness, though tho copyist
and the one copied may never know of
tho fact. And does not this give to life
a dignity, a meaning which we never
dreamed of In our grosser mttods and
ways of living? It is then, indeed, that
one feels it to be a great thing to live!
As ships meet at sea a moment to
gether, when words of greeting must
lie spoken, and then away ujon the
deep, so men meet In this world, and I
think we should cross no man's path
without hailing him, and if he needs,
giving him supplies. Heec-her.
Writo your name in kindness, in
love and in mercy on tho hearts of tho
thousands with whom you como in con
tact year by year, and you will never
J bo forgotten."
Royal makes the food pure,
wboleaoma and dallcloua
ftOVAl BAKINd POWDER CO., NEW VORK.
Why Ih It that the tendi'rest feet must tread
the roughest roail?
Why Is It that the weakest back must carry the
While the feet that are surest and firmest have
the smoothest path to go.
While the back that Is stralghtest and strong
est haa never a burden to know.
Why Ih It tho brightest eyes are the ones soon
dim with tears?
Why is it the lightest heart must ache and ache
While the eyes that are hardest and coldest
thd never a bilter tear,
And the heart that Is smallest and meanest has
never an ache to fear.
Why is it those who are saddest have always
the gayest laugh?
Why Is It those who need not have always the
While those w ho have never a sorrow have sel
dom a smile to give.
Atid those who want just a little must strive
and struggle to live.
Why is it tho noblest thoughts are the ones
that are never expressed?
Why is it the grandest deeds are the ones that
are never confessed?
While the thoughts that are like all others are
the ones we always tell,
And tho deeds worth little praise are the ones
that are published well.
Why Is it the sweetest smile has for its sister a
Why is it ihe strongest love is the love we al
ways pass by?
While the smile that is cold and indfferent is
the smile for w hich we pray.
And the love we kncl to and worship is only
Why Is It the things we can have is the things
-' we always refuaY
Why Is It none of us lead the lives if we could
The things that we all can have are the things
we always hate,
And life seems never complete no matter how
long we wait.
Elizabeth Stewart Martin, in the Chicago Mail.
CAKNIVA L KXCUUSION
SPECIAL LOW RATES.
There will be a hot time in tho old
town during tho last week of October,
and to make it easy for everybody to
enjoy the Carnival attractions and do
a little business too, the I). G. R. &
W. Ry. will run excursions from var
ious points at very low rates. The
day lixed upon for the excursion from
Helding is October L".). Train will
leave at H:i)'.i a. m. and arrive at Grand
Rapids at 11:15. Leave returning at
11:15 p.m. Round trip rate $1.00. If
you wish to stay longer, purchase a
ticket at one fare rate good until Sat
urday, October IJOth. Great attrac
tions day and night all tho week.
Late trains returning will enable all
to see the festivities at night and reach
home by daylight Sleep on the cars
and havo uo expense for lodging.
Geo. DeHaven, G. P. A.
MAKKI AiK LICENSE.
Frank W. Hutchings, 24, Washing
ton, 1). C;
Kva L. Manning, 23, Lyons.
William Gellendin, 24, Ionia;
Ida Gierman, 22, Ionia.
Ceo. Wood jr., 27, Holding;
Sadie L. Conklln, 22, Helding.
Lewis J. Foster, 37, Saranac;
Mrs. Hello Turner, 21, Ionia,
.las. Gallagher, 27, Ionia;
Mary Fee, 20, Ronald.
Sanford Rogers, 07, Coopersvllle;
Mrs. Mary J. Fuller, G-i, Kaston.
Joseph Honson, 30, Otlsco;
Anna Heether, 20, Otlsco.
Amos Rodlne, 23, Ionia;
Amanda Miller, 17, Lyons.
Harmon Smith, 03, Ionia;
Fannie I. VanLoten, 31, Orleans.
Wo desire to express our gratitude
to tho many kind neighbors who came
to our assistance in the sudden loss of
our lteloved wife and mother; doing
all in their power to help in this hour
of trouble. NATHAN 11. STANTON,
IllU A. STANTON,
MltS. COKA W ATKINS.
CAKI OF THANKS.
Wo wish to thank tho many kind
friends and neitrhlxirs for their assist
ance through the death and burial of
our loved one, also for tho beautiful
music and floral offerings from tho
Washington club. Thev will alwavs
bo remembered with loving thoughts
Milk. 1 1 EN It Y GUEEN AND FAMILY.
Itiirklm' Arnica Sal.
Tho best salvo in tho world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hand9,chllblalna,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos
I Itlvely cures piles, or no pay required
I It Is guaranteed to glvo perfect satis
, faction or money refunded. Prico US
cents per box. For sale by r Isk Hangs.
WORD WITH YOU PLKASK COME
We will show you all that is New, Nobby and
Up-to-date in the Latest Patterns and
Colors. It will be to your interest to
see the line. One of the best Cloak
Houses in America will be represented
with their full line.
H. J. Leonard.
Do You Want
THE best Flour made then try Rutan & Co.
It is simply fine since their last improve
ment. We sell Pillsbury's best. If you want
spring wheat flour that is best. We sell entire
wheat flour, also Ralston s Breakfast Food.
Extract of Beef for sickness.
White Fish in kits, 45c.
Everything in Spices and the best pure Cider
Vinegar, all of which comply with the pure
food laws of Mich. And the best of all is we
are agents for Chase & Sanborn's Teas and
Coffees, which have no equal on earth.
ltobin&on & Hudson,
We are agents for II. J. Heinz & Co.'s c
ebrated Malt Pickelirur Vinegar. T
The same as used by that concern in p
serving and packing all their goods.
Ig) PENANG SPICES
Pure and of highest quality known,
have always sold this line of Spices
find that they give the best of results.
We are still shipping Eggs and want th
all. Smoked White Fish.
Main St., Helding.
r(YW mYU r.lV'1-, r.1 tfV,
cVJrVi. cy.J; cy'A. ' xj
PROSPERITY IS COMING !
The Variety Store
t0( Is makin? preparations for good times, knowing that Good Goods fori
cvj little money wins the race. We have a now line of
' I'hio Ciiixi,
llcnutiiul lilmwv Sots,
l-A lints nutl Dcvorutoii lnnijts,
'u Glnsswurc of All 1 tuls.
Jiivdliicrs tttul fi'cr I'ttts,
Jj Grntittowuro Chvnpov TIuui Srer,
Tako a look at our stock before buying elsewhere.
-sS W. A. CHAVE.
rTJ 8 bars Laundrv Soap for 2c. Main Street
Is said to be very abundant in the Klondike country, but to
It Is a perilous adventure. Hut you run no risk In buyinp (1
le of Reynolds for you can tret the best tho land affords w
uery little Gold value. Alfo a jjood variety of School u
consisting of tablets, pens, pencils, Ink, mucilage and nice l
per. Just around tho corner on Pleasant street.
Kcynolils tho Groi
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