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! i BAOTER NINTH YE Alt. NO. 22. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1897. WHOLE NO. 438, ME BELDING BANNER Published Kvery Thursday Afternoon IIY COWDIN Sc LAPHAM AT UK MM NO, (IONIA CO.,) MICH. Ofttco in the IVople's Saving Hunk block Main i reel. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR 8TKICTI.Y IN ADVANCE. Advertising Kutes upon application. Advertising bills collected monthly. Tran Blent advertising in advance. Obituary poetry will not be Inserted unless pain lor. Cards or Thanks must be paid for, Marriage ana ueatu notices iree Copy for change of advertisement must be ro celved not later than Tuesday noon In order to insure insertion Entered ut the l'ostoftlce Uelding, Mich., for transmission through the mails as second class matter. "TIKKD. If this paragraph Is marked you win Know inai your subscription has ex plred, and as our terms are strictly cash In ad vance it will be discontinued unless renewed. COUNTY OFFICERS. Circuit Judge Frank I). M. Davis . Probate Judge C. L. Wilson W Sheriff II. II. Jordan Clerk J.J. (Jreen Treasurer L. 1. Spauldlng Prosecuting Attorney J. M. ('haddock Register of Deeds K. F. Strong county surveyor (1. O. Mignell County Drain Commissioner F. A. I'almer Commissioner of Schools Klmer It. Hale Circuit Court Comm a- 1 C. P. Locke sioners) K. C. Spalding CITY OFFICERS. Mayor Albert I,. Spencer i.'ierk c. c. j;i(iv Treasurer F. N. Van Pelt Marshal (. N. Foster City Attorney U. S. Kosevelt City Health Officer I Ohlinger. Justices of the Peace K. H. Lapham, C. U. 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. CHURCHES. MKTIIODIST K1MSCOPAL CHURCH-Scr-vices at 10::) u. m. and7:.")p. m. Sabbath School at close of morning serv ice. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Hkv. O. J. Golden, Pastor. CON 5 RKG ATIONA L CHUUCII-Services at 10::) a. in. and 7::) p. m. Sabbath School al II:4.piii. m. Prayer meeting on Thursday eve ning. Hkv. h. V. Child, Pastor. HAPTIST CHIJKCH-Services at 10:30 a. m. and ":.') p in. Sabbath school at close of mor ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Kkv. W. L. Munukk, Pastor. FKKK MKTIIODIST ('HUUCH-I'rayer and praise service, eleven o'clock a. m. Preaching, 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Friday evening, Kkv. A. (J. Haktlk. Pastor. H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW.-Oftlce in Uelding Savings Hank Hlock. Uelding, Mich. Refkkkncks hy Pkkmission: Hon. Allen U. Morse. Hon. A. A. Ellis, Thos. F. McCiarry, Hon. F. D.M.Davis. LOCKE BROS., ATTORiNEYS AT LAW.-Do a general law business. Practice in ail Court. Collec tujua Djomntly uui-.ul. Ut. oi.irrc p4.i..cr t, ileicnng. Hlock, new rmrer Graff Hlock, Ionia. W. J. JUST, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ionia, Michigan. General Law Husiness transacted. . S. MORRIS, 1HYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Ofllce rear of W.I.Henedict & C'o's drug store. Hours: U to II a. in., S to 4 and 7 to 8 p. in. Residence opposite of M. E. church. Telephone IV 'Z rings. J. E. FERGUSON, 13HYSICIAN AND SURGEON OrriCR: At Residence on West Main Street. Office nours W to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 6:!) to 8 p. m. . OHLINGER, 1IIYSICIAN AND SU RG EON City Physl clan and Health officer Ortlce at residence corner of Hrldge and Centre sts. Office hours 1 to aand 7 to b p. m. J. F. PINKHAM, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Office over Kinnsb'v's Grocery Store, Main st. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. in. G. A. STANTON, 1HYSICIAN AND SURGEON-OrKICK: Sec ond floor, Melodic block. Office hours 8:.') to 10 a. in., 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Night call at residence. W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D,, I ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. IA Office Uelding 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, Uelding, Mich. All work guaranteed. DR. G. F. SMITH, ENTIST. Office hours 8 to 5:."). Leonard XJ Hlock, over Page's hardware store, Del ding Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, TONSORIAL ARTIST. All work in my line artistically done. Par lors under People's Savings Hank. a no. v. in hiss n ak nmt si i or . . . you want a good clean share, you want a stylish haircut, you want a refreshing shampoo, Or anvthini? in the line of tonsorlal work clean ly and carefully done, call on the above under Holme's & Council surug store. IF lOrA COUNTY POOR. Grand Rapids Daily Democrat It contains the ful Associated Press dis patches. Arrives in Uelding at 8:50. Delivered by Hernia Del I art at 10c a ween foi s'.x papers, IJo a week for seven days. City Steam Laundry. U'o IJo 'no M'ttrU I'nmiptly AllOnlers (lathered up and Delivered. Satisfaction (Juaranted. C. A. Dixon S: Co. TM. F. SANDELL, Loan Hroker. Nhort YV time loans on any form of good security. Long time loans on high class real estate se curity. Office at The Commercial Hank. A Few Factwiid Figure Concerning the - Past Year. The repoiof Superintendent of the Poor KthaiT. Montgomery and J.Lee Fowle, eontltn? much that is interest int; to tax-jiyers. The reports show ed the totl receipts for October 1, ISM, to Ockber 1, 181)7, to be $1,028.22, this amour, including a balance on hand at lit report of $:25..rfi, $2,400 amount aportioned by hoard in 1S, $!!.'. 19 rectvud from townships, $234.- l5 from couty farm and balance from other soures. The expuditures for the year for temiorary elief, including $284.17 for food, $.9j4 for keeping transients, $110 for mtUcal attendance, ftlKUKi for clothing, etj., amounted to $l,l.'it.05. The totalamount expended for coun ty-house aid farm, general expenses, was $2,230.10. Of this amount $212 was for labor, !2v8.11 for clothing, $121.83 for medicnes, $43".18 for groceries, $720 for leepers salary, $133.11 for feed, g'aii and needs, $Si.S for farm implement, and tho balance lor mls- ellaneousitems, the total amount of orders issied being $3,307.8), leaving $050.37 on land Oct. 1, 1807. Tho whoe number of inmates at the county-hoiBo during tho year were 07, the average number being 47 and 9.i-100. Tie cost of maintaining each inmate after deducting receipts of pro- duets sold :'rora tho farm, was eleven and four-teoths cents per day. There is due the county from the townships and cities $073.08, divided is follows: Ionia city $182.80, Uelding $83.08, North Plains $124.72, Ronald $31.10, Otisco $41.01, Keene $3.88, fas ten $30.94, Ionia township $41. Gl, Lyons $02.4. Portland $41.01, Berlin $41.01, Boston $7").02, Odessa $41.01, Sebewa $83.12, Dauby $78.77. Tho farm produced the past year 427 bushels of wheat, 70 of oats, 102 of bar ley, 20 tons of hay, 1,;"00 bushels of corn and 4"i0 of potatoes. Live stock on the farm five head of horses, eight cows, live yearlings, two alves, one bull, 23 ewes, 20 lambs, one ram, 15 hogs and 20 pigs. The superintendents say that the tool shed has been in use since 1871 and is in bad shape. They recommend that the same amount bo raised as last year, 2,400, to turn a barn into a tool hous-e a can. .- ftnii that tho$0T0 now on hand and $ata.tw -quo irom "Town ships be passed to tho credit of the fund. KKV. AKNKV I1AX ItACKSMD. Hev. J. W. Arney, familiarly known as "Parson" Arney, has made a public confession that ho is a backslider, and says he never intends to preach tho gospel again. Mr. Arney was once a Methodist preacher, but was asked to withdraw from that church because ho insisted on owning race horses. Ho then liegan preaching for the Congre gationalisms, and tilled an appointment at Lansing. From there ho went to Otsego two years ago. Ho closed his pastorate Septemtier 1, last, and has dealt quite extensively in horses since that time. At a reception In the K. P. hall of that village last Monday evening, he was called upon for a speech. lie said he was a backslider and did not hold to the same faith ho had for years past. He did not propose to bo bound by any orthodox church, and was a free man. Ho said he had a vision of ?x;tter thi ngs. The churches, he declared, were not doing their duty or there would be no use for the numerous secret orders now in the land. "I am having an excellent trade this fall," remarked one of our leading merchants the other day. M$elding never before afforded tho farmers so good a market for everything they have to sell and it is evident that they have already found this out as many are coining hero this fall that have not been in the habit of doing so, and com ing here to market their produce, they also buy goods of tho merchants." "1 for one." said he. "hone wo may 1h) able to hold this trade thus gained and that itmay be still further encouraged." We think all our people see tho mis take made In past years in not estab llshing better trade relations with the surrounding country and trust it will Ihj a lesson to lo profited by. The Sunday school convention held in Berlin Centre last weeK was largely attended, there being over 200 present at the sessions. Mrs. Dr. Coville pre sided and a line program full of inter esting talks and thoughts along tho line of Sunday school work wa9 carried out. Alvin Morse of tho North Side mission school of this city was present and conducted a novel and Interesting method of instilling into tho minds of tho young the principles of right liv Ing. Hcv. 'A. (iates of Saranac was elected president; O.J.Hogloof Clarks- ville, vice-president; Mrs.M.K. Coville, secretary; Blanche Lee of Saranac, treasurer. BELDINC TEAM WON. Ureenvllle Defeated in the Football (lame Saturday 'i to O. Tho foot ball game between Green ville and Holding boys at Ellis Park, Saturday, was well attended and afford ed much amusement to tlw spectators, many of whom never saw a game and did not know a single point in tho KcemlnKly rough and tumble contest. Kach side has eleven men that "line up" or face one another in tho center of tho held. These men are known as tho right end and left end, right tackle and left tackle, right guard and left guard, center, quarter back, right half back and left halfback and lullback. They "line up" facing each other. The right end of ono team faces the left end of tho other. The seven men facing ono another are "the line," or "the rushers," and tho men behind the line are "the backs." At each end of tho Held, which is 330x100 feet, is tho goal line, in the center of which are the goal posts. These posts are 20 feet high and 18 feet 0 inches apart, with a crossbar 10 feet from the ground. The object of tho game is for each side to carry tho ball over its opponents' goal line, or to kick the ball between the posts and over tho crossbar. A touch down counts four points, a goal from a touchdown counts two points, a goal from the field counts five points, and a safety counts two points against the side making it. There are three offic ials linesman, referee and umpire. Tho referee has charge of the ball and judges of its progress, tho umpire has charge of tho players, and the lines man marks the progress of the ball. The game is divided Into two halves of 35 minutes each, with ten minutes in termission. The visiting team were a much heav ier lot than Holding but our boys play ed with vim all tho way through the game and the team showed up in line form. Score 12 to 0. CIKCl IT COUKT .IlIltOKS. The following have been drawn for tho October term: Konald Chauncey Talcott. Orleans Foster Dorr and Theodore Leach. Otisco Frank Conner and A. H. Norton. Keene Delos C. Reynolds and Gil bert P. llawley. J&ito&.-rraniiL-',SV h i tbec k-an VV li ber Curtiss. Ionia Jay Sturtevaet. Lyons William T. Dorgan. Portland Curtis Munger. Orange Garret Harry. Berlin Charles Patrick. Boston Wesly Cilley. Campbell S. S. Clemans. Odessa Raymond Reynolds. Sebewa Sylvenus Franks. Danby Charles Holbrook jr. Ionia City Loren P. Brock and James N. Taylor. Uelding William Fish, Jason Hicks and M. II. Harlow. North Plains Chas. L. Stuck. Tho Holding Woman's Club met Tuesday night with Zada Case. Pro gram in charge of the third division with Mrs. L. O. Gooding as leader. Articles on the following subjects read and discussed: "Charlemagne," "Life and Habits of Ancient Germans," ''Manners and Customs," "Religious Beliefs and Usages," "Peasant Life in Germany and Sunday Observances," Newspapers in the Home" brought outa spirited discussion,current events, etc. Tho club was agreeably surprised by a gift of a beautiful "Guest Book" from Mrs. Yaple, wife of Hon. Geo. L. Yaple. It was accompanied by a charmingly worded letter of presenta tion and a beautiful quotation. Dele gates and alternates were elected to the state federation. Tho case of the People vs. William Mooney of Otisco, who was charged with assaulting his mother-in-law, Mrs. Hotchklss, came to an end in Justice Mains" court Monday evening. The trouble, however, Is still as far from an adjustment as ever, the jury failing to agree. The matter was put over until Oct. 20, for another trial provided it is not settled in the meantime. Ionia Sentinel. Tho great carnival to le held in Grand Rapids next week bids fair to out do anything of the kind held in the United States, save the Mardi Gras of New Orleans where King Rex and tho Merry Makers take M)ssession of tho city. The peoplo of our neighboring city aro enthused over the scheme and thousands and thousands of dollars are being spent to mako it a grand sueees-. Two "prairio schooners" passed through tho city Sunday on their way to Six Lakes. The occupants were Nathan Kent and family, who lived In Montcalm county twenty years ago. They had como all the way from Ne braska where they had lived for a number of years and had been on the journey about two months. Royal makes the food pure, wholetom and dallclou mu0 Absolutely Puro ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. SNIDK INSUKANCK COM l NIKS. Milo D. Campbell, commissioner of Insurance issues the following impor tant circular relative to worthless com panies. It has come to the knowledge of the Insurance Department that tho citi zens of this state are, in many locali ties, being swindled and defrauded by worthless and irresponsible insurance companies. Companies that have any financial (standing desiring to do business in the state will and do comply with our laws. No man insuring his property in companies from outside of the state need do more than to ask his local agent to show his certificate of author ity to write tho policy ho offers. He must have such certificate. Companies who are not authorized to wrhto insurance In this state, have no standing here whatever, and should a loss occur, tho Insured would bo with out a legal remedy in the state. Companies that are authorized may be sued if occasion requires, In the home courts where the Are occurs. Tho agents who solicit for such fraudulent companies or aid in placing policies for them are criminals before tho law. Several tires have lately oc curred with insurance in such com panies and not a dollar of loss has been recovered and this Department is pow erless to aid. I herewith give a list of somo of these disreputable, out-law concerns now known to tho department and Vrrr wi)i i. announceVf hen ascer tained. Most of these aro mere myths without legal existence anywhere, but are scattering policies and collecting premiums wherever they can: The General Fire Ins. Co., of Paris; The Atlas Ins. Co, of Columbia, S. C; Union Mutual Fire Ins. Co., of New Jersey; South American Union Under writers, of New York; New York and Mass. Fire Lloyds, of New York City, Underwriters; Atlantic Mutual Fire Ins. Co., of New Jersey, Underwriters; The American Trust and Ins. Co., Chi cago, 111.; Mt. Vernon Firo Ins. Co., of Alexandria, Va.; Queen City Fire Ass'n, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Buffalo Mu tual Firo Ins. Co., of Buffalo, N. Y.; Aurora Fire Ins. Co., of Philadelphia; Long Island Mutual Firo Ins. Co., of New York; United Firo Ins. Co., of Providence, R. I.; Protective Fire Ins. Ass'n, of New York; Underwriters1 Mutual Lloyds, of New York; Mer chants' National Ins. Co., of Chicago, 111.; Klectric City Fire Ins. Co., Buffa lo and Niagara Firo Ins. Co., Knicker bocker Fire Lloyds, of New York; New York Firo Lloyds, The Isthmus Lloyds, and New Jersey State Firo Association. TIIK FIICST THANKSGIVING 1)1 NN Kit. The first Thanksgiving dinner was celebrated in this country two hundred and seventy-six years ago, at Ply mouth, Mas?achuseUs. Tho wholo American army was present it num bered twenty men. Miles Standish, the backward lover of Priscilla, sat at the feast, while Priscilla served at the tables. The story will appear in the Novemlxjr issue of the Ladles' Home Journal. Here Indians and whites sat down together by tho tables set In tho woods, and enjoyed tho roast turkey, beechnuts, clam chowder, fish, salad, cakes, fruit and other delicacies pro vided. It was at this historic dinner that the first oysters were served. The illustrations of the article show por traits of the Pilgrim fathers. The True KeiueUjr. W. M. Repine, editor, Tiskilwn, III., "Chief," says: "We wont keep house without Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds. Fx perimented with many others,but never got the true remedy until we used Dr. King's New Discovery. Nootherrem edv can take its place in our home, as in it we have a certain and sure cure for Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, etc." It is Idle to experiment with other remedies, even If they are urged on you as just as good as Dr. King's ISew Discovery. I hey aro not as good because this remedy has a record of cures and besides is guaranteed. It never falls to satisfy. Trial bottles free at Fisk Bangs' Drug Store. 4 Fall and winter baby bonnets atllat- tie Burkholder s. 5 f t i i 5 A Hot Time and Carnival of Fun jPlII tine: Axrlaile: at Leon ard's -Dry Goods Store. Bargains all along the line. J ust notice the lO cent O u.ting I am sell ing for 1 cents. H. J. LEONARD. T 5 jDo You Want rf 'A ft 1 H i ti n H M n rt TIIK 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 Hour, also Ralston's Breakfast Food. Extract of Reef 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. Robinson A? Hudson, Tho Splcort JPiclcling Season J VINEGAR We are agents for II. J. Heinz & Co. 'si ebrated Malt . Pickeling Vinegar. The same as used by that concern in serving and packing all their goods. I PENANG SPCES Pure and of highest quality known. have always sold this line of Spice find that they give the best of results. EGGS We are still shipping Eggs and want all. Smoked White Fish. Main St., Belding. Lamb Bi 1 re A stfy aw '-cj, 'tT & btf3 OUR TUTUl IS the best goods for the least money, am ounces to the pound every time. We try and desire your trade. We will deliver you all you want promptly on certain conditions whic made known upon application. Yours for trad Just around the corner on ricasunt St. W. M. REYNOLDS.