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BELDING 1 NINTH YEAR. NO. 51. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1898. WHOLE NO. 407. THE BELDING BANNER Published Every Thursday Afternoon BY Oowdin Sc Lapham, AT UELDINO, (IONIA CO.,) MICH. Office in the People's Savings Hank block, Main street. ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR 8THICTL.Y IN AUVANCK. Advertising Hates upon application. Advertising bills collected monthly. Tran sient advertising In advance. Obituary poetry will not bo inserted unless paid for. Cards of Thanks must bo paid for. Marriage and death notices free Copy for change of advertisement must be re ceived not later than Tuesday noon in order to Insure insertion Entered at the Postofflce Helding, Mich., for transmission through the malls as second class matter. "TIIvKD. If this paragraph is marked you will know tnat your subscription has ex pired, and as our terms are strictly cash In ad vance it will be discontinued unless renewed. CONDITIONS IN CUBA. FLUNG TO THE BREEZE. COUNTY OFFICERS. Circuit Judge Probate Judge Sheriff Clerk Treasurer Prosecuting Attorney Kegister of Deeds County Surveyor County Drain Commissioner Commissioner of Schools Circuit Court Commis- j ... sloners) ... Frank 1). M. Davis , O. L. Wilson II. II. Jordan J.J. tireen . ,L. P. Spaulding J. U. Cnaddock E. E. Strong IJ. O. Hlgnell F. A. Palmer Elmer U. Hale C. P. Locke ... .E. C. Spalding CITY OFFICERS. Mayor Albert L.Spencer Clerk CO. Eddy Treasurer W. Lee Ousser Marshal ..(i. N. Foster City Attorney (!. S. Kosevelt City Health Officer I Ohlinger. Jusllcesof the Peace E. U. Lapham, C. K. Foote. Aldermen First ward, Alvin Morse, Eugene E. Hudson; Second ward, .lames Avery, A. M. Glass; Third Ward, It. C Curtis. H. L. Pane. Supervisors First ward, Chas. Eddy; Second ward, J. T. Angell; Third ward, W. A. Wilder. CHURCHES. METHODIST EPISCOPAL OIIUKOH-Ser-vices at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. in. Sabbath School at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Kkv. O. J. Golden, Pastor. CONGREGATIONAL CHUUCH-Serviees at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath School al II :45 a.m. Prayer meeting on Thursday eve ning. Kev. II. V. Child, Pastor. UAPTIST CHURCH Services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p m. Sabbath school at close of mor ning services. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Rev. W. L. Mungek, Pastor. FREE METHODIST CHURCH-Prayer and praise service, eleven o'clock a. m. Preaching, 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Friday evening. REV. Oscak DaFoe. Pastor. H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office In Holding Savings Hank Hlock, Holding, Mich. References by Permission : Hon. Allen n. Morse, Hon. A. A. Ellis, Thos. F. McUarry, Hon. F. D.M.Davis. MORSE. LOCKE 4 FOOTE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office: Spencer Hlock, Helding. A. H. Mors or A. It. Locke will be at this office every Saturday af ternoon. K. A. HAWLEY. K. A. IIOHK1G AN HWLEY A HORRIQ N. T AWYERS. Consultation free in all cases -Li either in office or by phone, igan office, Spencer block. Helding, Mich . S. MORRIS. 1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office rear . of W.I. Henedlct & co's drug store. Hours: 9 to 11 a. m,, a to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence opposite of M. E. church. Telephone If--rings. J. E. FERGUSON, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON OFFICE : At Residence on West Main Street. Office nours 8 to 10 a. m.. 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8 p. m. . OHLINGER, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON City Physi cian and Health officer omce at residence corner of Hridge and Centre sts. Office hours 1 to Vand 7 to g p. m. J. F. PINKHM, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Offlce over Kinsley's Grocery Store, Main st. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. G. A. STANTON, 13HYSICIAN AND SURG EON-Office: Sec . ond floor, Meloche block. Offlce hours K::t0 to 10 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Night call at residence. E W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D., ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Hours-8 to lu Office Heldine Pharmacy. a. m. 1 to 2 und 7 to 9 p. m G. H. MILLARD, DENTIST. Offlce over Holmes & Oonnell's drug store, Main street, Helding, Mich. All work guaranteed. DR. G. F. SMITH, T ENTI ST. Office hours 8 to 5:30. Leonard XJ Hlock, over Page's hardware store, Hel ding Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, TONSORIAL ARTIST. All work in my line artistically done, lors under People's Savings Hank. Par (1EO. W. HILL'S IIAKHKlt SHOP. you want a good clean shave, you want a stylish haircut, you want a refreshing shampoo, v- ....iklna In Y.o lino rt tnnunrlnl u-nt-Lr I'lu'in Vr ttllj IUIUK in iut iiiiu v.. tw..i-.w. .... ... .. .... ly and carefully done, call on the above under Holmes & Connelrs arug store. IF Tonsorial Parlors, Earle Block, Second Floor. Open evenings and Saturday Afternoon. HARTIN ANSBAUaii. City Steam Laundry. Wo lo I I no WnrU 1runitly. AllOrders Gathered up and Delivered. Satisfaction Guaranted. C. A, ;ao Co. HTM. F. SANDELL. Loan Hrok r. short TT time loans on any form of good security. Long time loans on high class real estate se curtty. Office at The Commercial Hank. t'ongreMMiiutn Win. A Men Smith Tells n llt-ldlng Audience What Ho Saw Upon Ills ICeeent Visit There. The deep interest felt by our people in the wrongs and sufferings of tho Inhabitants of tho island of Cuba as well as tho high regard entertained for tho brilliiint younj; congressman from this district, lion. Wm. Alden Smith, was very plainly shown Tues day night by the great crowd of people which upon Mich brief notice poured into the Opera House and lilted it as It never was filled before. Tho seats, the stage, the wings, even tho isles were filled with people who stood dur ing the entire evening and then tho doors had to be closed and hundreds who sought admission turned away. This inny indeed be considered re markable considering it was nearly four o'clock hi tho afternoon before tho announcements were issued concern ing it. The stage, under tho tasty hand of Mr, Will Hlcaby, presented a very lino appearance with a large American Hag in tho rear and smaller American and Cuban Hags elsewhere. Mayor A. L. Spencer presided as chair man in his usual graceful style and a glee clubcotiMsting of Messrs. Clemens, Horry, Heed and Hallou furnished tho vocal music. The Helding Shoo Co. band also rendered several lino selec tions previous to the meeting. Mr. Smith, being introduced, spoko for an hour and a half and gave a brief description of his perilous trip in reaching the island, its characteristics and the people that live there, the reasons that have caused them to rebel against Spanish rule and tho atrocious cruelties practiced upon poor defense less people, the verv portrayal of which was enough to make one's blood run cold. We think that Mr. Smith will vouch that iio has seldom spoken to a more appreciative audience as they eagerly drank in every word that fell from his lips and applauded heart ily at his allusion to tho wisdom, cour age and patriotism of wisdom of I 'res ident McKinley and other points. Ho closed by proposing three cheers for freedom in Cuba which were given with a will after which all joined with. the yleo club in singing America. Although Mr. Smith came here with no expectation of making a speech, he willingly consented when requested to do so by a number of our citizens and it certainly was greatly appreciated by all. It had a tendency to inspire greater love for our own grand free republic and a desire that others who have been cruelly oppressed might be permitted to enjoy tho same blessings. God speed the day. WOM ION'S CM' It. 'Of women's clubs, "say Mrs. Amelia. Gere Mason, "there is literally no end, and they are yet in their vigorous, youth.. We have literary clubs and musical clubs and art clubs, clubs for science ami clubs lor phllanthrophy. parliamentary clubs and suffrage clubs and anti-suffrage clubs clubs of every variety and every grade, from the luncheon club, with its dilettante menu, and the moro pretentious char tered club, that aims at mastering a scheme of the world, to tho simple working-girls' club, which is content with something less; and all In the sacred name of culture. They multi ply, federate, hold conventions, organ izing congresses anil really lorm a vast educational system that is fast changing old ideals and opening possi bilities of which no prophetic eye can see the end. That they have marvel ouly raised tho average standard of intelligence cannot be questioned, nor that they have brought out a. largo number of able and interesting women who have generously taken upon them selves not only their own sharo of tho work of the world, but a great deal more. "One can hardly overrate tho yaluo of an institution which has given light and an upward impulse to so many lives, and changed the complexion of society so plainly for tho better. Hut it may bo worth while to ask if the women of today, with their splendid initiative and boundless aspirations, are not going a little too fast, getting entangled in too much machinery, los ing their individuality in masses, assuming more responsibility than they can well carry. Why is it that lines too deep for harmonious thought are so early writing themselves on the strong, tense, mobile and delicate faces of American women? Why is it that the pure joy of life seems to be lost in the restless and insatiable passion for multitudes, so often thinly disguised as love for knowledge, which is not sel dom little moro than the shell andhu.sk of things?" J. K. Weaver and wife attended the funeral of an old friend Mrs. Margaret Hecker at tho Courtland church (Kent Co.,) last Sunday. She was one of the pioneer? nnd they rejwirt an Immense gathering to pay their lait resect to the deceased. I'atrlottMii Wan lu Kvlririiee Saturday I lug and htreamvra 1'rouUly Floatinif. There was a very large crowd of people in tho city Saturday afternoon to witness tho polo raising und insist in swelling tho enthusiasm attending the ceremonies of Hinging tho stars and stripes to the breeze. It was an opportune time for such a demonstra tion, coming immediately as it did after the news of Dewey's magnificent victory at Manilla had been confirmed by that noble commander himself. The crowd began to assemble at four o'clock and at half past four tho Hel ding Shoe Factory band appeared on the streets headed by drum major, J. T. l'atterson, and made a line appear ance ns they inarched to tho excellent music they rendered. The boys were vigorously applauded and many ex pressions of praise were heard on every hand. The pole was a heavy one and considerable dilliculty was experienced in getting in readiness to raise It and it was alter by six o'clock before it was up and firmly set but the crowd was good natured and patient, most of them remaining. When the Hag was hauled up by W. I. Henedict the band played the "Star Spangled Banner" and Mayor A. L. Spencer was intro duced and made a brief but very op portune speech. On account of the lateness of the hour, the program which had been prepared for the occas ion was omitted with the exception of the song "America" led by tho band. Three rousing cheers were given for country, the Hag and Cuba's freedom. tiik .maim: mkmokian skicvicu. The Opera House was packed to its utmost capacity Sunday night on the occasion of the union meeting held in the interests of the Maine memorial monument fund. The program as mapped out was broken somewhat by the unavoidable absence of II. L. Van Henschoten and Dr. I. S. Morris, who were to have made addresses. Tho ministers llevs. Golden, Child and Munger conducted the devotional ex ercises. Tho singing was by the com bined choirs. Mrs. II. C. Friedly ren dered a line solo. "Remember the Maine," and tho Kpworth Lcaguo male ipuii iene aiso H"u bwi-v-huhj Gco..Lowi, apuntf. roan- 'ron Sr'j3 dan was present anu reiaieu nis e perience on board the battleship Maine, he having left it about threo months before it was blown up. W. D. Hallou, K. H. Lapham and lis v. H. V. Child followed in brief remarks, and after a collection for the monument fund was taken the meeting closed by singing America. catholics aki: loyal. Since the beginning of tho war with Spain, and especially since the Jordan dispatches recently attacked the pa triotism of the Koman Catholic heir archy of the United States, the arch bishops and bishops have been devising some method of making their position clear before the people of America. They have finally agreed to issue a cir cular letter addressed to the clergy und laity of the Koman Catholic church in the United States. This letter will be read in every church in the country next Sunday. It declares that the duty of loyal American Koman Catholics, next to their duty to (Jod, is patriotically to support their country in the war with Spain. It directs the priests of the church to pray daily for the soldiers and sailors who may fall in battle, and for a glorious victory that shall restore peace. The circular has been indorsed by Mgr. Martinelli, apostolic delegate. m:i.i day. A field day has been planned by the Helding high school to bo held here June lllh and invitations have been issued to all tho high schools of Ionia and Montcalm counties to participate by I'M win Webster chairman of the committee in charge. Fourteen events are scheduled to take place as follows: 1. 100 yards dash. '2. L'20 yards dash. 3. Kuuiiimr. hon. sten and jump. 4. Half mile run. o. Standing board jump. . High kick. 7. 120 yntds hurdle, (high.) 8. L'20 yards hurdle, How.) 0. Kuuninir board jump. 10. llunning high jump. II. Hole vault 12. Hutting 10-pound shot. 13 Throw ing 10-pound hammer. 14. Hicycle, distances to be determined later. THIS AND THAT. News From Here ami There Couleue l Fur Our Header. Tho examination of F. A. Sessions Is to be held May 18. Ionia city fathers have approved thirteen saloon bonds. Hon, A. H. Morse will deliver the Decoration Day address at Ionia. Fruit prospects have- rarely, If ever, been more promising at this season of the year than now. The farmer who has wheat and beans these days has no need of going to the Klondike for wealth. Ualph C. Richmond, who has been running tho hotel at Lyons, litis re moved to Shepherd and will operato one there. A teachers' association will bo held at Ionia, May 14th; Eighth grade ex aminations will bo held at Portland, Lyons, Halo, Hubbardston, Helding, Saranac, Clarksville, Lake, Odessa and Ionia, May It) and 20. The Michigan Hridge Company of Portland was last week awarded tho contract for building a new iron bridge on the town lino between North Plains and Lyons across Maple river. The contract price is $l,i00. John II. Mitchell, of Ionia, recruit ed a company of over ono hundred men for tho army but tho state military board said "nit." Glenn Law loss was however given authority to raiso a comnanv. The two companies have since been consolidated. The war has even affected the whist lini? vou hear on tho street. A short timeafro all wo could hear was "Hot Time in tho Old Town," "My Coal Black Lady," or something similar. Now, it's "The Star Spangled Han ner," or some other patriotic melody." Alexander, tho horse buyer who Heeced Lyons farmers and passed forged Toledo check at Dougherty's bank, and who pleaded guilty was sen tenced to threo years in the State House of Correction. lie is wanted in both Ohio and Illinois lor the same offense. On being taken back to jail he said ho had a h 1 of a time while tho money lasted, but made a grand stand play of meekness when before the court. An Irishman in Illinoie by the name children. After finding names for eight of tho offspring, as they made their appearance with a regularity that was all but phenomenal, the par ents began to designate them accord- ng to their consecutive number, as Nine, Ten, Eleven, etc. One of the sons has recently been appointed post master for his town, and he now signs his official papers "Ten O'clock, P. M." Tho practice of requesting bids on printing jobs of trilling amounts is evidently the target aimed at by the Threo Hivers, Mich., Ueporter, in the following neat extract, and it must be said that the shot hits the bull's eye: "The publisher of this paper is soon to buy a shirt. Strange and extravagant as this may seem, we are determined so to do, and, with this end in view, wo wisli the dealers to submit sealed bids, so that the job may be given to the lowest bidder. Quality or sty le don't count. Any old thing will do. Send in your bids." A writer In the Review of Reviews sums up tho attributes of the weekly as follows: "Each copy Is read not only by the five people usually credited to the ordinary paper, but by twice or thrice that number in many Instances, for many subscribers pass their paper on and on to the inmates of more for tunate home. The publications are pre-eminently the home papers of newspaperdom. They are not super ficially scanned while men travel to business and then left for brakemen to gather up. They go directly into homes and the reading of them is a duty as well as a pleasure. Hence their peculiar value to advertisers and their value as molders of public opin ion. IICIMAItr SCHOOL I NT Kit F.ST UNO. Superintendent of Public Instruction Hammond has made his statement of the semi-annual apportionment of primary school Interest fund. The townships and cities in Ionia county are entitled to tho following amounts: No. A int. children, upportloned. A Shorty Corset Talk! T 'I IK nast season has witnessed a change in the cut of fashionable bodices and a consequent departure from the former fashion in Corsets. The short hip and low bust models has become by general consent the fash ionable style. We will, however, con tinue to carry a full line of extra long and medium waist styles. We carry the R. & G., the W. IJ., and many other leading America. the Cresco Corsets of j H. J. LEONARD. THE GOOD LIVERS SAY ND they ought to know because they are always testing all the good things the markets afford. Well, they say, "That our Coffee is just exactly what Coffee ought to be, of- great strength, fine flavor, ex quisite aroma, and the price within the reach of all." We are agents for Chase & Sanborn. Green Goods are in the market and head the procession. we ON lUn.OM V LIST. The following letter was received by Superintendent Van Winkle this weak which sp.'aks well for tho elliciency of the conduct of our schools: IT.MVK.HSITY OK MlCIIKiAN, ANN I An no ii May 4, iws. I'MOKKSSOK J.'O. VANWINKI.K, SCI'KIUNTKN iknt ok Schools, Ukliuno, Mich. -My Dkak Mir.-I vg to Inform you Unit ut a m-ent meet Jni? of our illplomu Hrhool committee, the Hoi UnKlIlK'h School was put upon our liploum list In Rrotipi il. ,1 sin.l 4, for tho yeiirs K, nd I'.m I enolost! t.liink crrtlllcatoi to e till d for student coming hero. Should inor Wanks le nrnltMl, ploaxo iitlvlso. Very truly your, II. II. IICTCHINS, Actlm? Pre Ik-Ming GW I .'116 Merlin 4.V 'M Hoston f9 SUM Campbell 5IV ISO W Dauby 313 IMM KiiMton 3V7 103 W Ionln 410 2-,0 Ionia City 1,475 737 R0 Keene 2H3 111 :) lA'ons.... 7.VJ 376 North Plain 437 SIS 50 Odessa 7rt 3X3 Orange 271 137 Orlean 3W 1W Ollsco 316 173 Portland 740 370 Ronald 4'-'l '.I0 W Sebewa 41W 334 50 W.r.33 H,I6 M iNsbN & Hudson. 66 BEAR IN MIND' mm rni liiai iiie ami) 111 w lead with our splend bargains in line fod Our stock of wear. i J Spring and Summer Shoes Is the finest we ever handled. Come early i secure your choice before your size is gone. T are jroinjr last. Urooks Bros, and Florsheims Slu C. EDDY & SON Letter Hands, Hill Heads, Statements and ISnvelopes, (Jet them itt the Hannku Oflico that's our bus If you want any talk with us about it. 7t lie up-to-uate JT flu 1 Millinery Store NY lull that's supposed to effect the Millinery busi! ncss is overcome here by concessions in Prices We not only meet the situation but we surmount if That is one of the reasons why we arc always bus when others are complaining of a slack period. Another reason is the superiority of our creation to which an exceptionally fine line has been added tl week. With price and style satisfactory, why go clsewher We are quite elated over the splendid orders t ladies of Helding have been leaving with us. They know that "It Pays' ' to trade with Miss II. B. Power.