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ELEVENTH YEAR. NO. 43. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1000. WHOLE NO! 503. Tlf M Tl A JT1?1 FROM CALIFORNIA. THIS AND THAT. to rt Letter From a Former liehllnglte Now In The Uoldeu State-Look Forward to 111a Return to Michigan. Monterey, Cal., March 9, 1900. Published Every Thursday Afternoon BT Banner Publishing Co., AT HOLDING, (IONIA CO.,) MICH. Oilier in the People's Savings Dank block. lAand iq. Um.n t I Main tttreet - .u ur;iw wiun iu,i muu);ui 1 would try and give you a little de scription of California. We left Belding on the 14th of Sep- News From Here and There Condensed For Our Headers. Total number of deaths reported I Michigan during the month of Febru Mr. Editor: After reading your Ury 2,673, In Ionia county 41, In city of paper oi last mursuay and noting Beldlnir 2. where it Bald the mercury was down to ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR 8TKICTLV IN ADVANCE. T. S. Lvans and his son, Jay and wife and little son, were at lieldlng Wednesday and Thursday. Carson City Gazette. Eva Zerba has returned to her sister tomKAH i eon ,i ..tni ,:.r" "l : . ' . r " " Northeast Crj.tal but Intends uau wu tug IOIU. UU KCUli U1I LUt tU Placervllle.El Dorado county, a mining to go to her own home In Beldlng soon. Crystal Mall. Advert tain? Rates upon application. Advert lainjr bills collected monthly. Tran sient ud erti.sinv' in advance. I Ih 1 1 11 n rv nnittrv UMll nrtt tA lnaAFTAil nnlaaa iuwu Bimaieu in mo iooi nuis oi ine and death notices free cony for change of advertisement must be re- eivtd not later than Tuexdav noon In order to I mountain a wtmn nnn nttomntj tA U7ll,l,,n,i f v, i nsure Insertion . . " . . " "wey w uy purciaur ui xr o nu t i 1 Sierra Nevada (but I should call them ,"-7'" ,Y,V LSr" w Kntere.1 at the Postofflce Ueldlng, Mich., for tran.sini.ssion through the malls as uecond class mailer. Vl'l " KU. If this paragraph Is marked you will know that your subscription has ex pired, ana as our terms are strictly cash in ad- vuui-u u win oe discontinued unless renewed. over them). There are three kinds of the Famous A. I. C. high-grade coffees mining, placer, quartz and pocket. wno la DOt Perfectly satished. Placer mining Is where they wash the North Bushnell Cor. Carson City dirt off the bed rock and then they pan Gazette: Don Dean went to Beldlng or wash the gold out of the dirt. 10 wor Monday, lie hopes to move Quartz mining is whero they dig tun- is family In two or three weeks, If he nels and sink fthnftfl. t.nkn tho n-rJri nut can tret a house to live in. COUNTY OFFICERS. ... . . I Circuit JudKe Frank n m Davu w fcUO ""ne n quartz, men u is taKon i-oriiand nas organized a business "h?.rHTU,J ge C. L. Wilson to the mill and from the mill sent to men's association, and as one of the Tk aienn Lawless ine mlnts locket mining Is where first results Mr. Verity has been in in usurer...... K. F. COOl thflV find trrtlrl In 1 nrrrr, rr,Yta fn.tnLlnnml I J i-rosecuiinsr Attorney J. H. Chaddock I ... uoJ"0 i"1 1,1 1 w v-uau-o uJO purpose iu rejaru Register Of Deeds C. I. r.nnilvtn I bunches, whfoh nrn riicA riAnlfitc I tn mnvlnn V, t r l -vJ County Surveyor . n r Pi.; 7 , vww" " vu i-uivu uucssa, county Drain commissioner.. ..Eiisha stronir. 1 worked In the mines for a while, and will remain in Portland. Ljommi.iMoner or hcbools L. A. Hurhans. I PJacervllle U the ronntv kpi rf V Circuit Court Commis- I Clvde Watt ine counly seal 'l sioners) fiai Smith Dorado county and Is only eight miles from Coloma, where gold was first dis covered. The weather was verv fine. nw ".. V i. il.u x "i COOl Dlo-htfl and niiito worm nra Tho I iiaaop I " -1 J sun would shine very hot, while we could go out of doors and bee snow on the mountains 40 miles away, which Aldermen-First ward. Alvin Morse, Eugene E. stood up 80 high thev looked like nin (iliiss: Third Ward. ll.' Curtis. II iV Paa' nacle8 of church oupcrv sors-r rsi ward. v. M. r oote; Second whpn th aim Bhln- n tK, A person gets a great opinion of Cali fornia in the east. People come to the CITY OFFICERS. AiDen Li. spencer i r red F Treasurer W.Lee Marshal W. W. Mitchell City Attorney o. S. Kosevelt l;ii.v neaun umcer I. Ohlinger. Justicesof tlie l'eace E. H. Lapham, V.. IV. I' 11(111 ward, J. T. AiiKtll; Third ward, W. A. Wilder. CHURCHES. METIinillST KPlSfflPAI. r-TITTT?r-TTc. vicesati()::ft)a. m. and 7::) p. m. Sabbath School southern part, where it's very hot, aud at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on .. . .. Thursday evening. 1 e v. O. A. Cabman, Pastor. J uraDii gruw on mo ire I . J t. I n ; ; ' at iwai niTTiir'ii. c.i... (car ruun . it nfivip ruins nr ennwe IJinS: a,Je?&c?W8TS,hor!S there an thunder or Ut- Unix. jvr. . j. j. .vrALKir' i'astor, HAPTIST CHUKCH-Services at 10:30 a. m and , p m. Sabbath school at close of mor- n e pr:use service, eleven o clock a. m. Preachlnc ..v i. in. x ruier uieeiing r ria ay evening. Kev. McKiu'ben, Pastor. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE services will be held every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock p. m., in the new lidding block. All are invited to uuenu Butternut Cor. Carson City Gazette: Misses Zoe Isham and Anna Lee came over from Belding last Thursday to attend the Maccabee 6upper. John Lee is back In this vicinity again from Beldlng, where he has been caring for his mother who has been sick. ine ureenville city fathers have npupi" rrro) rr-l arm .1 es. It s a grand sight for thdr labor3 f hereafter the aldermen and mayor shall each receive $50 per year, which causes much kicking on the part of many citizens and taxpayers. In Bel- ding they get $25 per year. Tho real trouble is that the ideal hired girl won't stay a hired girl. Tho womanly ability which makes her such a treasure as a home keeper is soon sized up by somo sensible man, who finds that he can get his house cared for more cheaply to take such ning. Uut let mo tell you it done a little of evervthi no- while wn wovo In m...jp. m. auhatn scnool at close of mor- t,, ... T " ng services. Prayer meeting on Thursday lacerville. It 6nowcd, rained, hailed, ning. kev. coKKEudCK, Pastor. thundered and lightened, but verv FItEK M.CTHODIST CHURCII-Prayer and ,,u, " . , ;fry "Ku line ii uucs in iwicnigan; uui while It's ralnincr in one nlaco Derh aim three miles away tho climate would be a glrl for his wIfe than he caD Pav her quite different. The climate difTersnll wcekly wages, and so she goes tho way over the state, and will say here, if a ()f a11 women and pretty soon wants a person comes to Cali fornia i.hpV m.ut . cu gin nersen. .,.6i,wnu,B, not judge one place bv tho other, for A meeting will bo held at V. O. Affis they are all different. Bret. G. A. R hall, in Lake Odessa, lvKFKKKNCKS BY PERM ISsIOW ?--f Inn AllAn T Wft Ipft P1nr0ivt 1 1 a or1 nomn 4 OD MODQaV afterDOOD. March 2fith. fnr s . " I - - -w.w M'wa vafttv UUVt VUUJU LU I " , v - tworse. lion. a. a. r.Uls. 1 hos. F. McGarrr. Hon I . . .... ... I u , .. (VD. m. Divis. ,v v .. . T woniarey, nicD isone oi tbe healthi- iuc.h"o ui ueciuing upon est and best climates In the world: the ror lne annual picnic of tho Ionia temperature is about 60 tho year round. county battallion, to appoint commit li'a also one of the oldest towns in the va ttUU iransaci sucn ousiness as A1!?,?.?', i situated on Monterey bav. one may be necessary to further the inter mile from the large Del Monte hotel c UI 110 lonia couniy battallion, In and two miles from Pacific Cirnvp. their annual good time. Kepresenta DRIED FRUITS. Apples (evaporated) 08c " (Farmer's dried) 07c Prunes, 90 to 100 per 1 1 . . . .06c 44 80 to 90 ... .07c 44 40 to 50 " .... IOC 44 30 to 40 44 15c Pears, (Fancy) 12c Crawford Peaches 12c Nectarines 1 5c Apricots 18 Plums (Pitted) 18c GREEN FRUITS. Baldwin Apples, .. ..per peck, 50c, 40c, 30c Rambo Apples, per peck. . . .30c Sweet Apples, 44 ....25c Oranges, nice sweet Navels per dozen only 1 5c iananas, (fancy) per dozen. .20c VEGETABLES. 'arsnips, per peck 20c Carrots, 44 . . 10c Jeets, 44 . . 20c Jagas, (Yellow) per peck. . . 10c Onions, 44 ...15c Onions, (Spanish) per lb . . . .oSc Cabbage, per head, ,.8c, 7c, 05c POP CORN. Warranted to Pop, shelled, per lb 06c V t Dry Goods! Dry Goods! J i We have them. You want them. Spring 4 Brightness here. Good Things at less than we can replace them for. . . Shirt Waists and House Wrappers By the Hundred.; Be after them early. H. d. LEONARD. W E have just received a lot of the best Canned - U1.0. E. NICHOLS. DWIGHT SHELDON. NICHOLS A SHELDON, CHAS. R. FOOTE, AVSlKhiYfAUn Moy l? oan on which Is one of the most religious re- tives frora ever Post In the county , ...Lu ,lliRtaU ofallkinds- Office In Spencer I , w . . , ;,r, ,1oeIrn? 3UU3 1U tuu d Lam. imosl or in noun 1 around here are Spanish, it being set- An exchange truly says that it Is al lied hv ih RniinlunU In 177o V), I wnra hnet in wait f K ., 1 .1 i 1JHYS1CIAN AND SURGEON. Office rear "i-u .u , . , , , " oi v. i. neneaict's drug store. Hours: 01 0 1U uouui mu year rouuu, wiin goou 'uro passing juugment. W hen you wneeung, except when It rains, and near reports detrimental to others winter Is the rainy season, which the don't bo ha9ty In forming conclusions. people all like to 6ee when it's time for Today it is somebody else but tomor it. if It should rain in the summer it's row It may bo on you. Troubles come liable to spoil tho fruit in some places, to us all and we should freelv extend In the Santa Clara valley, Fresno and the same charity wo expect from Los Angeles It's very, very hot In the others. Gossip distorts and magniGes summer. occurrences that have no fminilnt.lnn We have bought tho bakery and in fact and great Injustlco is often done candy kitchen In Monterey, whero wo innocent parties. expect to remain until wo can go back Tho best comoanv that to Michigan (of course we all will be in many seasons played hero last night, back some day), for you all know there The members of the "Who' Tnmn- 13 no piace into nome. liut wo like kins?" company are actors, and tho California very much and if a person company is well balanced, while tho nas 101s or money there Is no better costumes and stage effects are elabor place ror any one to live, but I houestly ate. "Who's TomDkins?" n farm com Hours 8 to 10 minK ine Eastern states are tho best h;dv. wa nrnclnpmi lor a laboring man. I will close until you hear from mo again. I remain, Your old friend and citizen, Frank Wveth. . S. MORRIS, to II a. in,, !i to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence opposite or M. E. church. Telephone IV 2 rini'8. J. E. FERGUSON, 1HYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office over m I'atfi! h hardware. Odlce hours: 8 to 0 s. m.; 1 to 3 p.m.; except Wed Qesduy, 6:30 to 8 p in. Vnion examining surgeon. New ptu.e l hone. . OHLINGER, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON City Physl A clan and Health onicer Office at residence corner of HrUlge and Centre sts. Office hours l 10 vand 7 to u p. m. J. F. PINK HAM. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Offlce over X Hooth's store, Main st. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. in. W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D., fCI.ECTIO PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. J-i onice Melding Pharmacy a. ni. 1 to and 7 to 9 p. m DR. J. H. ARMSTRONG, DENTIST.-Spectalty of Crown and Hridge Work. Office corner rooms in the Vincent block, over Vincent's grocery, Melding, Mich DR. G. F. SMITH, Leonard TO LOOK AFTKK Til K IMMiS. There will be a new job for tho town- Tho piece has im menso possibilities, and the company got out or It all there was In It. The specialty acts are exceptionally good. Allegan Tribune. At Belding opera house, March 28th. A contemporary Is authority for tho T I'.MTIfiT Ofnn hourn XtnX-.V) diMich. VCr 1,a8e'8 hardware 8tore- Ucl shipboards to peddle out this spring followin: T,hcr0 19 8ald to bo a on h. p. Mcelroy, T0NS0RIAL ARTIST. as Act No. 222 of tho 1899 laws nrovid for the appointment by tho township Pjarfluee railway to township of a dog D06a Mr' lleaI(1 All work in my line artistically done, lora under People's Savings Hank. Par- INSURANCE AGENCY. ipVnies in gCenerSi receive8 'or his services 2T, per cent ling country prop the tax collected and $1 for every d I am prepared to write Insurance usu ally accepted by comj on c ity and surround! erty. . Office at Commercial Hank. test on in otticial circles of the Pero to find out who Is board in everv township of a don- DOoS- lMr- "eald is president, but warden, which appointment is to be Mr Crau0 l 8ald t0 thInk that the made at the annual meeting of the h?encral manager ought to run things townshlo board, which will bo hold ,inu ine Presiueni act as a sort of orna Tuesdav. Anril 3rd. and the term of meDtaI Rurehead. Crapo's father Is oHice expires on the first day of May tbe heaviest stockholder, but Ileald of the year following. Ily this act the has frIends who M support him, and dog warden is given the entiro control tho contc8t 18 Solng to bo a spirited of the collation of tho don- tav. nn.i ),)e- 10 ine menntimo there is an un - n i of . ery dog killed by him upon which tho tax has not been paid. The tax is due and payable on Mav 1st and on payment tho warden gives to each person a metal ftctlve an interest in everything per label ahowintr tho number and vear. tainlng to the business of his company, Office in the new iw iding b ock corner of Main and any dog not wearing tho label is to 10 uo n0""g but draw his salary. f ...... Mnr.n 3..f..f Jnn r be killed by tho dog warden. The tax WM. PICKEUINU. Insure in the Old Ilellablo WAGNER AGENCY settled state of affairs, for no one knows 44whero he Is at." If President Ileald Is to be a figurehead, It Is thought ho will resign and leave the road, as he is a man who takes too it ml I'ii rii lrtinrty. -A.I3 A.1mI WAQNER. X tf M. V. SANDELE. Loan Mroker. Short f 1 ttnieioiina on any form of good security. Lonir time loans on high class real estate se curlty. Office at The Commercial Mank. TAN1 ED SEVERAL MRIOHT AND f honest persons to represent us as Man agers in this nnd close bv counties. Salary fyoo a year and expenses. Straight, bona tide, no more, no Ichh salary. Position permanent. Our references, any bank in any town. It Is mainly office work conducted at home. Refer ence. Enclose self addressed stamped enve ope. The Dominion Company, Dept. I, Chi-ago. Hanker Itouts a Robber. aerived is kept by tho township trcas- J. U. Garrison, Cashier of tho bank urer In a separate fund, from which the of Thornville, Ohio, had been robbed damages sustained by owners of sheep of health by a serious lung trouble lniul,1iJ. xtt n 1 w.. .u until ho tried Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption. Then he are to be paid on being allowed by the township board. Under this law tho fees of tho dog warden depend on tho number of dogs taxed. Applications for this j)osition are now in order. wrote: "It Is the best medicine I ever used for a sevcro cold or t bad case of lung trouble. I always keep a bottlo on hand " Don't sutler with Coughs, Colds, or any Throat, Chest or Lung trouble when you can be cured so (nallv flnlvUki an1 tl DA T.I.IU. The Detroit Journal, semt-weekly tin freo at Connell 11 ros. and risk and tho Danner one year for f 1.70. Liangs' drug stores. FISH. Salmon Trout, (Red) per lb. . 12c Mackerel (Mess), Heads and Tails off 18 lift. -. 1 y . wmie pisn (pamily) per lb . .05c Holland Herring, Imported r 2 ior 05c Anchovia (spiced) per lb. . . . 10c Herring (dried) per box, 18c, 20c Codfish, lib cartons, fancy.. 12c Codfish (shreded)per pkg, 5c, 10c Codfish, strip middles per Ib.ioc FLOUR. r Khh A flour sifter with the first order of Ceresota Flour. Ceresota, per sack 65c Lilly White, per sack 50c PLUMS, PEARS AND APRinOTS That are put up in this country, being in SYRUP lot slush. Also a very large line of OLIVES. We lave a Salad Dressing that is simply fine. We give you piano votes. Robirw&S? & Hudson 50c . 50c ,60c 55c Gold Dust, 44 Cresent, 44 Royal Patent4 44 White Lilly, Laurel, (spring wheat) 65c Graham, Voigt's patent 30c Corn Meal, per sack 15c COFFEES. rresh Roasted Coffees. We are exclusive agents for the fa mous A I coffees none better GUARANTEED. Special Java and Mocha 20c French Breakfast, J. vS: M. . . 25c Lenox, Java and Mocha 30c Vienna, Java and Mocha. . . . 35c Mexican Java ....25c Our Leader 15c Old Government Java 45c We have an elegant assort ment of pictures with Cream of Wheat. Call in and see them whether you purchase or not. The W. S. Canfield Co. Tl P Tl 1 -r ' --r ueiore rurcnasinsr lour JNew 69 CO, : SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING You ought to examine that fine selection of new SPRING AND SUMMER WOOL ENS, which we will make up in the Latest Style at Atoderate Prices. t I H. A. LOEWE, T1?, P. S.-We also cut garments All work guaranteed. Tailor. over, clean and press them. J UST A WORD TO THE PEOPLE THAT EN 6) JOY DEINKING A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE We now have a Full Line of COFFEPJS known as the WHITE STAR COFFEEs. We will be pleased to have you call and get a sample of our MULHA and JAVA, the finest thing on the market. We have four grades of this coffee; Mocha and Java 35c, 30c, 25c and 20c. Our 35c Mocha and Java has been pronounced by one of the best coffee judges in the city of Belding to be equally as good, if not better than coffee that he has been paying 40c for. Now all we ask is call and get a sample and you will be convinced. Yours for fine coffees. CENTRAL GROCERY HOUSE, State 'Phone No. 6, 2r. PIPPPP TIPnc 1 THE COMMERCIAL BANK I For Savings and Investment Funds I 8 Tnys 4- per cent. Interest 011 irPoit. q ( Having Account. I WM. F. SANDELL, Cashier.