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THE BELDINO BANNER
HY COWDIN' & LAI'IIAM. THURSDAY, DKC. i, 189S. SPAIN'S ACCK1T ANCK. Spain's acceptance of the latent prop osition made by the American jxjaco commlssionera Is to be commended. To be sure, she held olT until tho very last moment, but that was to have been expected; It was also to have been ex pected that she should close the con ference by cry I ug, Unfair! Yet never beforo in the history of the world was a victorious nation so considerate of a vanquished foe. The United States took the Philippine Islands by right of conquest, and could have held them, too. Instead, however, It very rra- clously offered a sum of money quite equal to the value of Spain's posses sions In the islands, and said: "Cede us the Islands and we will give you $20,000,000 of money." Hy this course the sting of defeat was withdrawn and Spain finds herself enriched by a con siderable sura of money. Could any thing bo more magnanimous? Had the United States so determined it could have had the islands for the taking, but It chose to deal liberally and fairly with Spain. It chose to do differently than did Germany when it conquered Franco. Germany not only demanded a cession of valuable lands, two provinces, In fact, but it demanded a money indemnity amounting to more than 500.000,000 francs. The United States gives to Spain, the conquered, tho equal of 100,000,000 francs for a group of partly settled and almost wholly uncivilized islands in the Pa cilic. Spain did well to accede to tho demands made upon her; to have done otherwise would have been to play "boy." Grand Rapids Herald. Tho decree just issued from Home permitting tho Interment of Homan Catholics In consecrated ground though thev belong to secret societies, and par ticularly to the Masonic ol der, is con sidered to be as sweeping as the original decree of excommunicating those who did not resign from such orders and organizations. It nullities tho drastic decree of seven years ago, and it is claimed will reconcile many Roman Catholics to the church who were banned because of their attllia tions with the. Free Masons. Among many Homan Catholics the decree means another triumph for tho liberal school of American Catholicism, in that tho Italian clerics who have hith erto controlled affairs in Iho Vatican have at last recognized a different con dition in the church In the western hemisphere than obtains in the conti nent of Furope. The decree regarding those who are members of tho Masonic and other orders caused heart burning" and bitter sorrow among many faiiliful Catholics who believe In the Masonic organizations, the Knight of Pythias aud others because of their benetit at tachments. In his report of conducting the po litical campaign in Kent county chair man of the Republican committee, Jacob FUcnhards, said: "I have the satisfaction of knowing that not one cent of tho money was spent for beer, and It gives nic great pleasure. None of the committee money was spent on our side for drinks of nny kind and I think we got along just as well without It. Under the old system of elections it was necessary for a candidate to get out and raako the rounds of the saloons and halls and whoop it up all along the line, and it had always been done. Hut this year our committee did not spend one ceut in a saloon nor over nnv bar. There is no use in It. and no rf votes made. It has been tlmply a cus tom left over from the old days, and does no good anywhere." Senor Bacardi, an old Cuban resi dent, has been appointed mayor of the city of Santiago do Cuba by Gen. Wood, who bna accented the resignation of Maj. McLcary. The llrst official act of Mayor Bacardi was to discharge the entire clerical force in tho mayor's office and to employ Cubans who had served in the war. He Issued a notice Imposing a tine of $1,IKK) upon any per son prombtlng a bull fight, and a fine of $o0 upon any promoter of a cock light. In tho case of a cock tight the tine will fall upon witnesses as well as promotsrs. The pay roll of tho University of Michigan for the year IfeOT-iH was as follows: General pay roll, $150,02..ll; summer school, $4,306.02; engineering department, 327.897.04; law, $37,r,22.62; 'medical, $11,000.70; pharmacy, $24, 84 ". 24 ; dental, $12, 840. IK) ; homoeopathic, $3,300; University hospital, ...; homoeopathic hospital, 2,707. OS The net income from students' fees for tho same period was $177,373.02. The proofreader has a thankless task. Nobodv over L'lves him. any credit for the countless blunders he corre ts. and jumps on him for the few that ho over looks. Shi lob. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hobothan, a ulne pound girl. Myrtle Maynard is able to be out again after a six weeks' sickness. The Aid Society dinner Thanksgiv ing day netted tho ladles nearly $ 15.00. Hazey Penney of Vandecar has beeo spending a few days with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Havsmer of Woods Corners spent Sunday at II. II. Decker's. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Brown spent Thanksgiving day with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fstabrook. Report says our deer hunters have not been having very good luck, Shiloh people Imvltur bagged only one. Erie Harrington is working in Chas. Brown1 trrist mill. So much business Mr. Brown has had to enlarge his working staff. Miriam. A party of about thirty-five friends and relatives assembled at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Heether Thnnks- glvlng day for a surprise. An enjoya ble day was spent, dinner being served in three courses which tho good ladles ofOtiscoknow how to provide. lho party remained to a late hour, after which they all returned to their homes feeling it was good to bo there. Otlseo. Sylvanus Weed who was hurt some time ago Is getting well again we are glad to note. W. R. Olds is getting his green house ready for business and when completed will have a fine place. The People's Literary club will give an entertainment at the Otlseo Lyceum hall December 2. Admission fivo and ten cents. Cordial invitation to all. A l'nlii oIUm-Uoii. A Philadelphia man owns a mos1 unique as ortment of pieces of blotting paper, collected ny ins latner, wno was long an official of tho White House, each of which bears, reversed, the sig nature of apresidcut from General Har rison, who died a month after his elec tion in 1S11, to Garfield. On one sheet, the most highly prized of the lot, the last official lettei signed by President Lincoln va3 blotted beforo ho was as sassinated by Booth. Pre Pill. Send your address to II. E. Duckln & Co., Chicago, and get a free sample box of Dr. King' New Life PilU. PA trial will convince you of their merit. These pills are easy in action and are particularly effective in the cure of constipation and sick headache. For malaria and liver troubles they have been proved invaluable. They are guaranteed to be perfectly free from every deleterious suosianco ana to bo purely vegetable. They do not weak. en by their action, but by giving ton to stomacn and bowels greatly invigor ate tho system. Regular size 25c per box. Sold by Fisk Bangs and Connell Bros. 2 Itucklen'i Arnica Naive. Tho best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,ehilblalns, corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos itively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Holmes & Connell and Fisk Bangs. Insure in the Old Reliable WAGNER AGENCY Offlce In the new Heldinsr block corner of Main and Uridge street, Holding. i'lre Insurance a Snooinlty on Cfy and J'nrni Jrojrt y. JbJDA.1L WAQNER. INSURANCE AGENCY. I am prepared to write Insurance usu ally accepted by comnanleg In general on city and surrounding country prop erty. Office at Commercial Hank. WM. PICKERING. School Books and School Supplies AT WIIsDBRS. No Complaint. Horse Dealer Well, John, how about that her I sold you? Was he quiet enough? Undertaker Well, hir, ho did give us a little trouble at first. We put him in one f tho uiouvniiiK conch?, yon know, and parties don't like to bo shook up in tln'ir grief, hut we've put him in tho heurso now, and we haven't heard any complaint k tar. tlousebom Word. lirltiiln'M Tribute Monfj." Several years oo a large turn of mon ey was Kent out to China from JCngland in relief of an appalliug famine. But Dr. Wmyon of the Wet ley an niit-siou related in a recent speech that he had discovered in haijtuny a commemora tive column, erected by tho govern ments' authority, on which this Britihb contribution was calmly tet down as "tribute money." Peuaug Gazette. CHRISTMAS (ilFTS Are more appreciated when Beauty is combined with Usefulness. Christmas, buying is made easy when such an aggregation of beautiful wares is concentrated in one store. Diamonds, watches, chatelalns, broaches, Cyrano bead chains, pompadour and back combs, Ncthersole bracelets and chain bracelets, immense variety of rings, sterling hilver and ebony goods, leather traveling cases, silver and stag handle carvers, gold and porcelain collar and cuff boxes, gold and silver mounted pipes, suspenders, garters, jewel cases, cut glass, chalTing dishes, fountain pens, umbrellas, kodaks, small musical in struments, phonographs, silver tea sets quadruple plate, heavy weight, only $5 00 Rogers' Bros., knives and forks.. 2 65 Fine mantel clocks, only f 00 Cut glass salts and peppers, solid silver tops, only each 17c Quadruple plated saltsand peppers 12c Gold pens, pearl handles, in silk plush cases, only 9Uc Ladles' comb, card and pocket books, heavy gun metal trim mings, only 75c Orders taken from any catalogue at tho lowest catalogue prices. Wo offer many advantages superior to New York and Chicago catalogue houses. A. G. UI?IFOKI, Ionia. The liest Cough Remedy on toirth Warner's White Wine of Tar Sj nip, Consumption Cure, cures a cold in i;4 hours if taken in time and does not stop a cough in one minute by paralyz ing the throat, but it cures tho disease and leaves the throat and lungs healthy and strong. 2T and 50 cts. CANADIAN HOLIDAY EXCURSIONS. On December 16, 17 and 18, C. & W. M and 1).. G. R. & W. Ry. agents will sell tickets to nearly all points in Can aoa at one way fare for round trip. Return limit January 7. Ask agents for particulars. 22 Gko. DeHaven, G. 1 A. Consumption Cure Warner's White Wine of Tar Sjrup, the best cough rem edy on earth, cures a cold in one day If taken in time. 25 and 60 cents Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and and Diarrhoea Remedy can always be depended upon and Is pleasant and safe to take. Sold by Fisk Bangs, druggist. Conne Bros BooK Store Overcome evil with good. Overcome Pains in tho chest when a poison has j your coughs and colds with One Min ute Cough Cure. It Is so good children cry for it. It cures croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, eripno nnd all throat and a cold indicate a tendency toward pneu monia. A piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound on to tho chest over the seat of pain will promptly relieve tho pain and prevent tho threatened attack of pneu monia. The same treatment will cure a lame back in a few hours. Sold by Fisk Bangs, druggist. lung diseases. W. I. Benedict. To Cure ft Cold in One Daj Take Warner's White Wine of Tar Sj rup, tho best cough remedy on earth. 25 and f() cents. Shrewsburg by Stanley J. Weyujan. The King Jackal by Davis. Richard Harding A Desert Drama by Conan Doyle. With Fire and Sword by the author of Quo Vadls. Caleb West by F. Hopklnson Smith. Around the Tea Table by Talniage. Child Rhymes by Jas. Whitcomb Riley (Tho Prince of the House of David, 25. An elegant edition for tho money.) Quo Vadls, cloth bound, 25c. 1000 moro of those popular books just received this week. Remember we only ask 15c for them. Connell Bros. LADIE What are you going to give your Husband or ? for a Christmas Present. You want something sen sible. All right, watch our ads from now on. We have a few suggestions to offer. Some one of them may meet with your approval. HINT NO. 1. Did you ever hear him say how he would like a Smoking Jacket or House Coat? We have a tine line of them. It would not be. fair to quote prices for then he would know but let us show you them. HINT NO. 2. What is more acceptable as a present to a Gentleman than a Silk Umbrella? Always a necessity; perhaps not now, but he will highly appreciate it. We have a large assortment with specially nice hand les in these goods for Christmas. PRICES Well we can tell you .better than to write them. A Large Line ol Clothing, Shirts, Neckwear, Mufflers and Caps. HOLMES BROS.. HO LIDAY SHOPPING! Has begun, and right here I want to have my say. When you buy in the lines of goods I carry the first thing to take in considera tion is, if the goods are reliable and can the quality be depended upon. If you care to be perfectly satisfied as to price and know you can depend upon the articles purchased 1 will secure your patronage. When you look through my Mammoth Stock and com pare our Prices and Courteous treatment you will find Christmas Shopping a pleasure. In WATCHES I lead them all as my big Watch trade indicates, and Why not when- you can-bn;ppitt;pOOLD-WATCH of me that will wear well and keep good time for Only $10.00. Have still better from that up. Don't you think you had better see my assortment. That OPAL RING I sell for a dollar is a "WINNER," and when it comes to a better class of goods ho other stock compares with ours. 1 am selling the best Rogers' Knives and Forks $3 PER D0Z., and a good set ol other make for 2.50. Our China Department can't be beat. Just think a fine 100 piece semi-porcelain DINNER SET only 0.00 and the finest line of better goods ever shown here. As all know my Musical Department is complete, and for the Holidays shall show a fine line of Music Rolls, Folios, Guitars, Banjos, Violins, etc., and at one-half regular Music Store prices. Hoping to have the pleasure of meeting you in our Big, Bright Store. 1 am for Christmas. WILL H. RICABY "The World Loves a Winner.' I3racolGts, 13clt J3uclclcs, 13 entity Pins, I3roochcs Bright and beautiful things in jewelry of all kinds. Sterling silver novelties in large variety. Silverware in abundance. Knives and forks 2.50 per set. Prices the lowest tor goods of good quality. With W A. Muff. A. 13. HULL, Wtiti'lunnUor nntl linurnvvr. Going to bo AInrrlcd Get your invitations and announcements printed at the Banner office. Wc do the finest work. w GXDOGXD(iX& E have been to Busy Lately to Write ADS, but now hav ing a little leisure, would say that we still havo Groceries to Spare As good as the Best and as Reasonable as any one. It is nearly PAN 0AKE time asain and for Dressing we have choioo MAPLE SURUP and EXT. HONEY. If you can't come Telephone No. 12. W. M. REYNOLDS. C3"Ju;t around the corner on l'leasant St.