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H. I. LEONARD, Pies. A. I. BELDIXQ, V.-Pres.
DaIIiha) v n uinnifi Until ll lll UELDING, MICHIGAN, We have Money to Loan on Real Estate Mortgages or other approved security. Parties in heed of Money will do well to cull and sen us. Interest Paid on nil Time and Savings Deposits. Tire Proof Safety Deposit Boxes to Rent. Money Transferred by Telegraph. Drafts Sold on all Foreign Countries. DIME SAVINGS DEPARTMENT lor the (MreD (HAS. S. FKLC'II, Cashier. E. K. Spencer, Pros' t. F. 11. Ctiane, V Ires M. A. Heed, Cushler. The People's Savings Bank BELDING, MICH. $:i.",000 Capital, $70,000 Stockholder' Liability. Speeial attention given tho SAVINGS DEPARTMENT ! Nothing Mkf. it in thu City. Cull und examine our System. No trouble to how and explain Its workings. Deposits of f l. 00 and upwards received and Hook given, bank opens for business Saturday evening from fl to 8 o'clock. For the People, of thf. People, and uy the People. WHEN in DOUBT. 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Interesting short stories, Nolt titltlc and mechanical lnf6rmation, Illustrated fashion articles, humorous pictures, and is Instructive and entertaining to every member of every family. fTVlA DnnnnD Fives yon oil tho local news, political and social, keeps you in close touch I MM Ijttllll tI wtt" your neighbors und frienus. on the farm and in th" village, Informs you as to local prices for farm pro ducts, the condition of crops and pros pects for 1hc year, and is a bright, newsy, weclome and indispensable weely visitor at your Lome and tlrc-ide. S.'nd all orders to The Banner, lidding, Michigan. Christmas IPresents H R i People now-a-days usually give Christmas presents that are useful. They are appreciated more and are most sen sible. Give a man or boy an Overcoat, a Suit, Hat, Cap, Mackintosh, Necktie, Gloves, Mittens, a suit of Underwear or anything in the Furnishing Goods line, and they will be appreciated. THE FARMERS AND WORKINGMEN that took advantage of our sale are all thoroughly satisfied that they have found the place to buy good, honest goods at reasonable prices. Paying cash and selling for cash, puts us in a position to give our customers the very lowest prices. y Don't neglect to ask for a ticket for the Carpet Sweeper which we give to our customers. T M A s r R B & E N T S until you make sure it was made by Lewis. Look for "Lewis" on every shoe you buy and you can look ahead to com fort and satis faction. J. B. Lewis Co's are right in price, right in shape, right in con struction, right in every way. All style mid Alices to nult every laxly. J. !l. I.KWIS CO., Host on, MaM. MM in ) ( LEWIS "WEAR- RESISTERS" I.. It. SI'liXCiiU. Itolillnur. Mich. DETROIT, Nov. 13, ISfH. CD. RAPIDS & WESTERN R. R UOlMJ EAST. l.v. Howard City Lv. NortliGreenvillo. Lv. Greenville Ar. Mi ldlnn Ar. lonU Ar. Lansing Ar. Detroit p Ui p in 4 00 4 3J 4 3S 4 57 0 10 05 OOIMJ WEST. Lv. Detroit Lv. Lansing Lv. Ionia Lv. Hrldwig Ar. Greenville Lv. North Greenville... Ar. Howard City u mi u itij p nil v in 8 on; I io 0 io HO Ml 7 00 Vi 00 7 4!.ia ar 7 hTM 51 H 00,12 5o H 3r. 3 .'Mi h 4m 4 M,10 10 r jy 5 4." . . 5 4V fl 30 Additional trains leave No.Greenvllle forlield ltitfulS:37. and 10:15 a. in. and 0:47 p. to. Leave Melding for Greenville utV:45 a. m., 7:20 p. m. SA(iINAV & GUAND RAPIDS OOINO WKST GOINO K AST. a in p in 11 4.V v :to, Ar. 10 41 s w .... io i-j 7 :.:;.... 0 3iV 7 2!V .... y l1 7 no 7 (0! 4 4 Lv. ..Grand Kaplds. ..Lv .Cedar Springs .North Greenville . . Stanton l'.dinore Saginaw Ar M. L Omehhoct, gko. DkIIavkn. Ageut, (ieneral i'as s'r Ag't. Melding. Grand Kupids. GOOD HOMES! J-fOUSES and Lots can be fc Mxnight of the Beldinp; Huild ing and Loan association cheap and on easy terms. Enquire at their office in the new Helding block Cor. Main and Hridge st., also houses to rent and money to loan. ADAM WAGNER. a in p in (1 no (3 31 1 OH o :w i io 6 5.1 1 27 7 ; - 01 8 54 3 'JO II 40 5 45 a mi p in 7 l! 5 10 7 .V! 0 13 8 3 i ( 45 0 02 I 7 20 IS! 7 40 11 30 I tft TflJ) GREAT NATIONAL FAMILY NEWSPAPER For FARMERS and VILLAGERS,. an J your favorite homo paper, Twer Rammed .. n xr e (tij n r- has tin Aerieulturnl Department of the highest merit, nil Important news of the Nation and World, comprehensive and reliable market re IONIA, - - - A MODERN JANUS. How th Cleveland Wag Badly Fooled a Big Audience. A mUchlovou wajr perpetrated u good joke od ad ImmeDHe audience tho day the Fifth regiment left town. Ho was at a window on tho third story of a Superior street building and in some way had posttesned himself of a pair of false faces, one a woman's face, the other a man's. Holding these rather ghaBtly dummies in his hands, ho mado them appear to bo looking from the window on the crowd below. The effect was extremely realistic, and tho people on tho opposite side of the street wero completely taken in. The heads moved naturally, as if try ing to peer into tho street, and then bobbed back and sldoways as if talking together. The pallor of their complex ions made them all tho more noticea ble, and soon hundreds of spectators wero staring up at tho window. When one of tho heads approached tho othor and apparently whispered some soft nothings in its ear, 00 people laughod delightfully. Hut when the male face suddenly Imprinted n, swift salute on tho feminine face everybody was shocked. A second or two later the male face suddenly dropped from sight, and a hand arose and smoto downward after him. At this the spectators howled with joy. "Did you sco her tlap him?" they cried. "Yes, and served him light." A little later the male face caution ly arose, but each dummy kept as fur from the other as possible. Tho audi ence understood it all. They had quarreled. How much longer tho funny man would havo fooled tho spectators is hard to tell, but a half dozen voung fellows who happened to bo In a higher ! story of a building opposite, whore j they could look into tho room where the show was going on, emitted howls of delight that soon told tho performer he was unmasked. Whereupon he folded -up his para phernalia and hastily stole away. Cloveland Plain Dealer. The sooner a cough or cold is cured without harm to tho sufferer the better. Lingering colds are dangerous Hack ing cough Is distressing. One Minuto Cough Cure quickly cures It. Why suffer when such a cough cure is with in reach? It Is pleasant to tho tasto.. W. I. Benedict. Papa: "Did you ask God to give you your daily bread this morning?" Bobby: "No, papa; I looked in th" pantry last night and saw that there was enough to last for three days.'' Harper's Bazar. Act Wisely and Use the Best. Rosults prove DANA'S Is the best. It Is also guar anteed as a true remedy for the Nerves, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys. Money back If you get no benefit. The only medicine that dares stand this test Is 4i Grand Kapids & Indiana IE. It. THE "FISHING LINK." Time card in tfftct Dec. 5, ls:7. (iOINO NOKTH. GOINO SOUTH. "Tho Kind that Cures." 11 No 7No 11 No a No tiNo p m p m la in am pm' am 5 5 2 15 7 45 Grand Rapids ai 6 . ft l.Vll l' 6ol 2 51 8 21 .... Kockford.... 4 4 8.1.10 .7 6 15 3 05 8 Cedar Springs. 5 2T 4 in Id :: 6 3i 3 2H 8 f9 . Howard City.. 4 W 3 M! l .'5 7 l 4 1'.' 41 ...IMg Kapids... i 3 f7i .1 O0i W II 7 W) 4 4-MO 131.... Heed Ulty...j 3 '.iY 2 ! 8 Ufl5 5 4.MI 13 .. .Cadillac j S 0.V 1 30: 7 4 p m ; a in p m .... 7 50 1 'JO . Traverse City..! li 15 .... 9 JO a 45 ...I'etoskey 10 20!4.'. ... .... 10 40 4 'JO . MacklnawClty.l M 00 1 8 'J.r; The O. It. & I. "Michigan In Summer" cn tainlng maps, views and descriptions of ihchx yari Hummsr Ittnortt, sent on application to O. L. Lockwood, U. r. & T. A., Grand Kapids, Mich. MICH. SHORT NEWS STORIES. General Lougitrejt' Memory-Decoration Not For Boys -They Traded Posies. Unbowed ly tlt weight of yearn, con tinnullv lejuu M'ite.l by tho active life which iroui iImumi io bis d.iily portion, Major General .lame Longfdreet, the celebrated ex -Confederate leader, and re cently appointed United States commis eioner of railroads, is actually, if not ostensibly, thu youngest man in his par ty of inspection. Iu tho corridor of his hotel the whito haired old man encountered United States District Attorney Henry S. Foote, whom he bad not teen for more than UO years. Tho last time they had met Gen eral LongKtreot wan in command of a division of the southern army at the battle of Chickamauga. Foote, on that memorable occasion, was inspector gen eral on tho fetalT nf General Backner. Foote glanced inquiringly at his old commander, whom, of courtse, he rocog nized from portraits and identified from his known presence at tho hotel; but he bad no expectation that General Long fitreet would remember him. However, as Foote gazed at the aged commiaeiou er, be was delighted to observe a look of recognition iu the latter'a eyes. "Good morning, general, " the district attorney said, when he saw that the general remembered his face, although of course tho old commander would not remember his name. Foote drew him self up and saluted iu true military fash ion. "Ah, Henry," replied (ieneral Long street, returning the salute, and speak ing as if the meeting bad beeu after an absence of 110 days iustead of as many yea is. And then, to the infinite delight of tho district attorney.tbe general proved his recollection by reciting a number of incidents known only to tho Confeder ate ofiicers, relating to that day at Cbiclcamanga. "Why, tho general is a mete lad," said Foote. "And lie makes mo feel like an infant iu arms." Sau Frauds co News Letter. Not For Boya. Captain Laratier, Major Marchand's companion, is a diminutive, slightly built man, whoso juveuilo appearance was increased, before bis last trip to Africa, by a pale face and a scarcely visible mustache. This youthful aspect caused him to be tho subject of a very "OFF WITH Til AT IUISBON!" disagreeable experience three or four years ago. He was walking about the streets of Algiers in mufti with the red ribl on of tho Legion of Honor displayed in his buttonhole; when a police otticer suddenly stopped him and tersely re marked: "Off with that ribbon, yon young rascal I Decorations are not in tended for boys like you." They Traded Posies. Tho president's visit to the Omaha exposition waa the causo of ajiretty bit of byplay. While Mr. Mckinley was passing through the buildings tho im meuso crowd was lined up on either side and superabundant enthusiasm was restrained as usual by ropes. 13ut there was ouo who was not to bo kept back. As the chief executive of the na tion entered the Manufactures building a little girl, with tawny hair, slipped under the ropes, and before tho vigilant arm of a burly policeman could obey the warning of bis moro vigilant eye she had giipped the presidential coat-tail-. "Please, Mr. McKinl.y," t?aid a small voico with a childish lisp "please, Mr. McKinley, won't you wear my iose. iu your buttonhole?" The president paused, smiling. "Cer tainly, my dear," he said. "We'll ex change." Taking from tho lapel of his coat tho red carnation that he always wears, he gave it to tbo little girl and put the rose iu its place. Then, and not until then, was the long procession of cabinet ministers, diplomats, governors, senators aud sol diers allowed to pass on, wondering what could have been tho causo of this delay. Philadelphia Press. Wanted Grocery Seats. It was in the palmy days of the Un ion Square theater in New York, when Leigh Lynch was the treasurer of the bouse. This samo geutlemau now lives the life of a retired gentleman in Mich igan's Garden City. Mr. Lynch was on exceedingly luxurious gentleman, and it was his habit to discuss his a Hairs in tbo bosom of bis family. ' One evening during bis Uuion Square days he told Mrs. Lynch, within the hearing of their little daughter, Marie, that tho gros receipts of the previous night had reached an unprecedented lluro. The next day Marie asked for seats at the matinee. "All right, dumpling," said tho in dulgent father, "what particular seats Would vou like'r" "Well, papa." she replied. "If you havo no objection, 1 would like to sit in the grocery seats you told mamma bout yesterday. " l p it Clocks in 1563. were first made In England CURRENT MISCELLANY. One of the most interesting problems of the day in the utilization of the new fiber material aud one tint is attiacting tho attention of all civilized countries is tho industrial production of that wouderf ul substance kuown in tho orieut as Chiuu grass, in India us rhea and in Europe and America ui ramie. The money spent by governments and by pnvato enterprise throughout the world iu experiments and inventions in the efforts to establish the ramie industry, would make up the total of a princely fortune.. Obstacle after obstacle has been overcome in the years of persistent effort, and now we stand before the last barrier, tallied for the time, but still hopeful and with efforts uurelaxed. The difficulty may be stated in u few words. Kamie culture will only bocome a paying industry when an economically successful machine for Gripping tho fiber has been placed on tho market. Hundreds of thousands of do'rs have beeu spent in efforts to perfect a ma chine, but no government liber expert in the world recognizes that wo havo such a machine at the present time, though great progress has been made in machine construction. The world's iuterest in this liber be gan in 1609, wheu a reward of 5,000 was offered by the government of India for the best machine with which to de corticate the green stalks. The first ex hibition and trial of machines took place in 1872, resultiug in utter failure. The reward was again offered, aad in 1879 a secoud oflicial trial was held, at which ten machines competed, though none tilled tho requirements, and subsequent ly tho offer was withdrawn. Popular Science Monthly. Opening Africa. When the British have pushed ou from Fashoda to Albert Nyauza, as they are now doing aud will completely do in a few weeks, there will be open a continuous line of communication from Alexandria to Cape Town, lengthwise of the African continent. Open a strictly modern map of Africa aud compare it with a map iu tbo school geographies of 40 years ago. Nearly a half of the coutimnt was then a blank space with "unknown regions" printed across it. Then see what this genera tion has done. Ono may go by steamer and rail from Alexandria to Omdurman, the nee by steamer to Albert Nyaua, by road to Victoria Nyanza, by steauier across the latter lake, by road to Lake Tanganyi ka, by steamer down that lake, by road to Lake Nyassa, by steamer down that lake and the upper Shire river, by road around Murchisou falls to tbo lower Shire river, by steamer down the lower Shire and up tho Zambezi to Sena, by road to Fort Salisbury, by post coach to I'ulawayo, and by railroad to Capo Town. The distance is about (3, 20 miles, aud it can be traversed in s." days. Thus the dream of a railroad from tho Cape to the delta makes progress toward realization. Eat Chestnuts Instead of Corn. The consuls iu France report that In diuu k.i M uu wriicloof diet among the Freuch peasants is being replaced by the chestnut. A report from Limoges re ceived at the state department says: "The poor people, during the fall aud winter, often make two meals daily from chestnuts. The t.rdimiry way of cooking them is to remove the outside shells, blanch them, then a wet cloth is placed in an earthen pot, which is al most filled with raw clustnuts. They aro covered with a secoud wet cloth and put on the fire to steam. They &ro eaten with salt or milk. Hot steamed chest nuts are carried around tbo city streets in baskets or pails. Tho majority of the working people, who usually have no fire early in the morning, eat them for their first breakfast, with or without milk. Physicians state that asau urticlo of food chestnuts are wholesome, hearty, nutritious ami fattening. Theseuuts aro often used as a vegetable and are exceed ingly popular, being found on the table of the well to do and wealthy. They aro served not only boiled, but rousted, steamed, pureed, ami as dressing for poultry and meats. " Poe Never Expelled. William H.'Hrowue writes the fol lowing letter to tbo Baltimore News: "I seo a paragraph going tho rounds of tho papers to the effect that it is re markable that Edgar A. Poo should be honored by u bust erected iu the uni versity from which ho was expelled. It has been shown aain and aaiu that Poe never was expelled from thu Uni versity of Virginia. Mr. J. H. Ingram, tho author of a well known life of the poet, wrote to Mr. William Werten baker, secretary, to tho faculty, to in quire about Poo's conduct andstand iug, and that gentleman, who vas li brarian during Poo's residence and knew him well, replied, not from mem ory only, but after searching the records, that 'at no time did ho fall nuler the censure of the faculty.' Mr. Woodbury, another biographer, says that during Poo's lesidenco he did not comeuuder the notice cf the faculty, which iigtuted to have been at that time unusually watchful and strict.' " Villag-e For Epileptics. The title of "Maplewood Farm." near Princeton, tho homestead of the Voorhees family of New .Jersey, passed on Nov. 1 to a board of directors op pointed by tho governor, and henceforth will be the state village for epileptics. Patients will be received from tfcj New Jersey insane asylums. It is tie pur pose to remove epileptics from associa tion with maniacs. Tho land till be cultivated, and it is expected tiat tho village may become nelf supuirtiug. Eventually there will be a coinjiuuity of epileptics, with their own ofilor and local customs. No restraiut oth'r than that of attendants, put there to hp the patients in case of necessity, vui h j imposed. In time a limited numb r will , bo allowed to have their wives aid chil I dren with tbem. Baltimore Sun A woman would starve where a man 1 would steal. f THE 1,0 VK POTION. Once in a remote time and place the naterials of the usual novel presented themselves. A man had fallen in love with a woman aud tho woman had r. in the least fallen iu love with the man, for when lie, looking particularly handsome, pleaded his caune with her, she said" No 1" Aud then the youug man communed with himself. He had read in the learn ed books that women ure by nature coy, and that their "no" not infrequently meant "yes." So ho waited tbreo months, then again entreated, aud again she refused. Further meditation showed him that it was absolutely essential that be should marry this woman. It was im possible to live without her. If the gods gave him ull else and denied him that, then there would bo no pleasure in any of their gifts. This being so, lie thought of ways and methods by which a woman might bo attracted. Tho first that he tried was brilliance aud martial achieve ments. At that remote period there was always a war iiandy for those who wished to distinguish themselves in this way, and thu man went into the war. After long waitiug lie get his op portunity and came out of it unscathed and with a magnificent record for cour age ami skill aud endurance. Adorned with tho equivalent of the Victoria Cross prevalent at that time, lie return ed to tho house of his ladylove, but she would not see him. Ho was equally unsuccessful when he held out to lier the allurements of pow er. All bis wealth and all his loug trains of slaves impressed her not at all. Ho bored her vtiy badly. Then in despair and no longer trust ing to his own resources, ho determined to take counsel of a woman that livejfV seven days' journey away. Ho went 6n his pilgrimage on foot, and because he could not sleep nor weary himself he mado the journey in four days. The wise womau was old and gray and sat huddled up in an untidy parcel. When she saw him approaching, she stretched out a Iran hand. "1 know, "the said, "for what you havo come. You desire tho lady of your love." "Yes, " lie answered, "I desire that ami nothing else. I desire that at any price. What would you have me do, what would you havo me give you:" Then he showed her the equivalent of ids bankbook prevalent at that time, and she went over it with care. But she said that tho would take everything, all that ho bad all his treasure, all his slaves and iu return she would give him a lovo philter. Then he most cheer fully made over to her, by the equiva lent of a deed of gift prevalent at that time, the whole of his possessions, and she placed in his hands a cup cf green jado containing a liquid that was as clear as water and that shoue in the dark as though it had been fire. "See," she said, "that the lady of your love diiuks of this. Then will she lovo you; you only; yon, with her whole heart; you forever." Then he began his journey borne again. And by this time be was fain to sleep aud weary in all his limbs. But for bis great longing to win the love of tho woman ho still went on by night aud day. And as ho traveled by night the liquid in the gmu jade cup gave him light to guide bis footsteps. But at the last slep would no longer be denied. Ho stretched himself on tho sand a whole hour, with the cup of green jade standing at his head. And as be slept tho only person that ever camo iuto his dreams camu into them once more the womau whem he loved. And in the dream she said to him, "You are com ing to see me. " He answered : "Yes. And now at last havo I tho means to overcome your hatred to mo and to turn it into such lovo us 1 myself have for you aud ever shall have." She then said: "You havo been to the wiso wemau, and you have bought from her a love philter that the alone can make." "Yes," ho said. "For the liquid gleaming like tiro in its cup I have giv en all my possessions. Do you doubt its power?" "No," 6he answered, "I doubt it not. If I di ink thereof I shall love you for ever, only it will not be I, aud it will not bo you." "1 do not understand," he said. "If I love you not now and love you after I have drunk of this cup, then it is because the philter and not yon has made the change in mo. It is u trick, a poor deception by which you will try to fool yourself aud mo." "Then," he said, "better this uuhap piuess than that happiness," aud pour ed tho philter into tho sand. And when he awoke the cup was in deed overturned, and the thirsty sand bad drunk the precious liquid to the last drop. So, having no louger any hope, ho went back ou his way home. And as he approached the house where tho woman whom he loved lived, she came down tho steps toward him, hold ing out both her hands. "I watched for you from the win dow, " she said "A few nights ago I dreamed of you, a strange dream. You Jay in the sands asleep. I have watched ever since. " Barry Paiu. For Ills Father's Sake. Dr. C, a well known lecturer aud preacher, was seized with a suddeu in spiration to visit the villago in Ver mont where hi father had preached Jong years beforo aud where his own boyhood's recollection centered in many a dim hut cherished form. Suro of a welcome for his father's sako, he braved the tin mile jolting by stage that fol lowed a dusty railway ride and present ed himself at the door cf an old parish ioner as the son of hie former pastor. "Well," said his host, opening the door deliberately and measuring the doctor from bead to foot with n slow, investigating gaze, "glad to seo you. Should be glad to sco even your father' dorg!" -Exchange. Look in my window for special prices on china this week. Will Hicaiiy.