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BANNER. LK" rutiOR 7? j Ik ELEVENTH YEAlt. NO. 47. HELDING, MIOII., THURSDAY, AP1UL 19. 1900. WHOLE NO. 507. V ) ra 1 THE HELDING ItANNKR I ANOTHER BIG FACTORY i uixi.sik'u v.vcry i nursuuy Aiiornoon ur Banner Puiimsmino Co., AT m:iJ)IN(J, (IONIA CO.,) MICH. O !( in thn IVopls Savings Hank Mock, May be Secured For Belding by- Proper Effort. iltM OI'l'OKTIMTV MIWOI FKIIKI) ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR 8TUICTI.Y IN AltVANCK. Advertising Kates upon application. Ailvcrtisin bills collected monthly. Tran Slelit ;nl Vt'I t Isi iil' ill inl vnnce OMluury poetry will not be inserted unless paiil for. Jan Is of Thanks mu.st l paid for. ii .ii i i.iyn anil ueaiu nonces ireo CopV for ch:iIUre of :iili'irtisenwtit nnKll.n .n clveil not later than Tuesday noon in onlor to nuii: iueriiou Kntcred at the rostolllce lidding, Mich., for transniission through the malls as second class AIMKKl). If this paragraph Is marked you win kiiuvv uj.ii your subscription nas ex pired, and as our terms are strictly cash in ad- u m uu uiscouiinueu unless renewed COUNTY OFFICERS. Circuit. Judge Frank I). M. Hails iTooaie judge c. L. Wilson Yvt?n ' L. Mon L ,,tU (ileim Lawless ireasurer K. p. n,ol 1 rosecuting Attorney J. It. ('Haddock uegisier or needs ...(-. . ;,,0.l in County Surveyor n. c. Crawford touniy nrain Commissioner Kiislia Stroii" Commissioner of Schools L. A. Ilurhans uircuu court C:ommis ) Clde Watt loners) ihil Smith CITY OFFICERS. Albert I,. Spencer Fred 1 Smith . W. I.ee 'lisser W. W. Mitchell i. S. Uoscvclt ....1 Ohlfnger. . K. 11. Lapham, Mayor. . Clerk Treasurer. ... Marshal City Attorney City Health Oltlcer. .. Justices of the IVaco. C. It. I'oote Aldermen-First ward. Ah in Morse. F.ugene I). niuison; second ward, James Avery, A. M ilass: Third Ward. II l! I'l.rtl ll l ii.r,. Supervisors-First ward, W.M. Foote; Second 'i " ' . aiiri ii ; i nini w ard, v. A. Wilder. CHURCHES. METHODIST Kl'ISf'dl'A T. rniTr?riic,., Vices at 10::) a. in. and 7::) p. m. Sabbath School u uu ui uiorunig service. I'rayer meeting on i u u tmu ay evening, i k v. t.. a . c a h m a n, 1 as t o r CON"( JUKIJATION'AL CHITKCII-Services at io:.ia. tn. and 7:.ft) p. m. Sabbath School at ii. I.) a.m. i'rayer meeting on Thursday eve urn,,. nr,. ,i. j. I A I j 1 1 ' t ator. HA1TIST CIIUKCH-Services at 10:3d a.m. ano cnip m. sabbath sc boo at c nsi of mnr ning services. I'rayer meeting on Thursday iwr.v. iillllHC.I.L IJVU K, IMStOr. i MiniODiST CIIITUCH-I'raver and praise service, eleven o'clock a. m. J'reachin i ..to p. m. i'rayer meetini? Frldav evenin.'. Kkv. McKiishrn, I'astor cukistian SCIKNCK services will be held every Sunday afternoon at :i o'clock n. m In the new Holding block. All are Invited to uuemi. H. L. VAN BENSCHOTEN, A TTOuNK Y AT LAW.-Omce In Holding - .-i.iuus" uaiiK mocK, neioing, niicn. KF.rKHKNCKS iY I'KUM ission : Hon. Allen H. iiorse, uon. a. A. Kills, Tlios. F. Mctiarry, Hon, C.I-.O. h. NICHOLS. DW KJIIT SIIK.I.KON. NICHOLS g SHELDON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW'. Otlice: Wallace - - iuock. iseiding, Michigan. CHAS. R. FOOTE, A TTOKNKY AT LAW. Money to Loan on t Ueal l.state of all kinds. t)lllce in Spencer iu it. . S. MORRIS, I JIIYSICIAN AND SUIUJF.ON. Olllce rear - or w. I. Henedict's drug store. Hours: V to 1 1 a. m '-'to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Uesldence opposite of M. 1;. church. Telephone ly 'J J. E. FERGUSON, 1)HYSICIANT AND SITIMJ FON-Ortlce over rages tiardware. Olllce hours: S to M a m.; I to :t p. m. ; except Wednesday, :) to H V m. i-ension examining surgeon. New Stale rhoiie. . OHLINGER, IlHYSiniAV AXii siTt?r:i-nvf'iv t,.ui -L clan and Health ottlecr Olllce at residence corner or nruige and Centre sts. Ortlco hoars i io sana 7 to r p. in. J. F. PINK HAM, IJHYSICIAN AND SUKfJKON-Offlce over J- I tooth s Store, Main st. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 io s p, m. W. ANDREW DUTT, M. D., ICLKCTICFHYSICIAN AND RUKUF.ON. t )lllce Melding I'harmacy. Hours 8 to 10 it. in. i iu uiui i io v p. m DR. J. H. ARMSTRONG, I " KNTIST.-Specialty of Crown and IJrldge Is Work. Oilice corner rooms in the Vincent block, over incent s grocery, I (elding, Midi DR. G. F. SMITH, I KNTIST. Onice. hours 8to5:.TO. Leonard -is Hlock, over l'age's hardware store, Hel ding Mich. h. p. Mcelroy, T0NS0RIAL ARTIST. All work In my line artistically done, lors under l'eople's Savings Hank. Par INSURANCE AGENCY. I am prepared to write Insurance usu ally accepted by companies in general on city and surrounding country prop erty. Oflicc at Commercial Dank. WM. PICK KIIING. Insuro in the Old Reliable WAGNER AGENCY Ofllce In the new Melding block corner of Main and Mridge street, Melding. J'ro Inntiriiiit'c n &fcclnlt y tm City niitl I' unit Jmrf j JTDAJUL WAQNER. TM. F. SANDKLI. Loan Ilroker. Short ll time loans on any form of good Kecurlty. t. nnij time loans on high class real estate fe curitv. Ofllce at The Commercial Mank. T A N I F D S '. V F. K A L HKKi HT AND ?Y honest persons ti represent us as Man ngers in this and close by counties. Salary '.) a year and expenses. Straight, bona tide, no more, no less milary. l'ositlon permanent. .Our references, any bank in nny town. It Is mainly oftice work conducted at home. Hefer ence. I'.nclose s lf ndtlressed stamped enve lope. Tbc Dominion Company, Dept. , Chicago. A Public fleeting to be Held at the Opera House Next Thursday F. ten lug For It'n Consideration y Our 1'eople There Is Itut One Opinion, We Want It and Must Have It-I.ct All Attend This Meeting The Hannfu h:w had ktiowled-'o for several weeks of a letter received by Hon. VV. P. liric-ker in which tho tiro position was mado that if the people of this city were willing to trratit certain concessions, boiuu eastern parties would build in our city another larire manufacturing industry, as large or larger than any we possess at tho pres ent time. An embargo of silence was placed upon us as it was thought that tho time was not propitious for taking it up just then, but during tho past week he has been interviewing many of tho business men and leading citi zens regarding it and the sentiment he has found to bo very unanimous both as to the desire to obtain it and the method of doing it. The proposition has not been olTercd in detail as yet, so exactly all require ments cannot be stated but the princi pal requirement will be the payment of tho taxes for ten years. This has been done with two of our present fac tories by private subscription, but it has not proven a very satisfactory plan, and it is thought a much fairer, more just and equitable way would bo to pay whatever is required from the city treasury. Of course this cannot be done directly, but there are ways by which it can be done indirectly and tho plan seems to be one which meets with general approval. l or tho purpose of getting as full and complete an expression as possible of all tho taxpayers of the city on the subject, a public meeting has been de cided upon "to be held at the opera house next week, Thursday evening, which all are invited to attend, and a straw voto will be taken, ho that it may bo learned just what tho general sentiment Is regarding it. Mr. Iirick cr says that so far as ho has canvassed it, there seems to bo no division. All want it and all think that that is the best and only proper method of obtain inr it. lielding cannot bo allowed to rest upon past laurels. Past successes should spur us on to still greater nc couiplUhinerits for tho future. Tho ad ditionofthis concern giving employ ment to approximately fAH) hands would mean an addition to city's ponu lation of at least 100 or more, and is an Obiect worth wnrkinrr for. Wn hardly think it is necessary to do any urging that this meeting shall be largely attended and a representative one. rsext Thiirsdiiv nvcninir i e- KAII.KOAD Itl'ILDI.NO. (rand Uapids Press: This year is to be a banner season for railroad building in Michigan. The Perc Mar quette, it is stated, will lead olT by ex tending the Oand ltapids, Holding Saginaw road now a part of its Grand uapids district. It is planned to build north from lielding to Stanton, a dis tance of twenty-two miles. This will made it possible for the road to send its trams over its own line all the way from Grand Rapids to Saginaw without going by the roundabout way of How ard City to the northwest or Ionia to the southeast. The Pcrc Marquette is also credited with planning an exten Uon of the Grand Kapids, HeldingA Saginaw south as far as Hattle Creek. It is said that the track to be put down this year, will be from Hastings south to Hattle Creek, a distance of twenty- eight miles. V. II. Clark, who is the general manager of the G. U., H. V S., which is leased by the Pere Marquette, is given as the promoter of the exten- tion. Fit AN K MAMVKIX I NJ Hit P.O. A disastrous boiler explosion took place at .John S. Keitcr's sawmill near Sylvester, Mecosta Co., last week Thursday in which one man was killed, another Injured so that ho is not ex pected to live and Prank Maxwell, of this city, had an arm broken and was also more or less bruised and Injured, although not dangerously. It seems that tho boiler had been in use for some .'!() years, and was not in a lit condition. The mill wns complete ly demolished, and parts of it thrown .'Hi rods away. David Zimmerman who was killed was 70 years of age and leaves a wifo and several children, mostly grown up. Oscar Zimmerman his son, aged is the one badly hurt. The mill started tho Monday pre vious for the season's run and Maxwell had just gone there. MRU INSURANCU WM. F. SAWJELL. OLDEST IN THE COUNTY. William hkellenger of Smyrna, h Oldest ICesldent of Ionia County Is Dead. "Uncle" William Skellenger is no more. Por one of his ago ho had rt tained all his faculties to a most re markable extent, being spry and active to a degree far beyond most men of twenty-tivo years younger up to the tune ho was stricken with paralysis, last week Tuesday morning. lie made his homo with his son-in-law, A. J Dickon, and on that morning ho was heard to arise at an early hour, and Mr. Dicken told him that It was too early to get up and advised him to go back to bed. lie replied that he couldn't, and ho believed he had suf fered a stroke of paralysis. It was soon found to bo only too true, the right side being ail'ected, and ho was placed back in bed and medical assist ance summoned. Hut there was no help for him, and he steadily grew worse until death called him on Satur day evening. It was a remarkable coincidence that he was born on the same date as Abra ham Lincoln and died on the same day of the month as did Lincoln, He was always a staunch republican. The funeral was held at the Smyrna church Monday afternoon, Hev. John Klost omeiating. n ! 1 1 : ..in v imam riciienger was horn In Tompkins county, town of Dryden, state of New York, on February 12, A I)., ISD'I. In 1M27 he moved to the town of Canadice, Ontario county. Nine years later, with his wife and family, in I NiP, he removed to the town of Ar mada, County of Macomb, Michigan. In ISbl he moved into the town of Otis co, Ionia county, where he has since resided. Mr. Skellenger was at tho time of his death, therefore, Ul years, two months and two days old, having passed the limit of ''three score years and ten" by over twenty years. In iSoii he was married to Miss Mary Ann Harmister, in Canadice. New York, and eight children were born to the couple, of whom, six, three sons and three daughters, survive the aged oar out. The wife died in IS 10, in Macomb county, Michigan. Mr. Skellenger leaves as the issue of his marriage, be sides his sons and daughters, twentv seven grand-fhildrcn and twenty-seven great grand children. He has served as constable and deputy sheriff for forty-two years, both in Macomb and Ionia counties, which hhows him an ac ceptablo and faithful olliccr in the eyes of the people among whom his life was pasf-ed; was again elected on April second last, sworn in on April tub, stricken with paralysis on tho morn ing of April 10, and found his rest at (J o'clock p. m. April 14. While living in Armada, the subject of this sketch, became converted and in ls.'i3 joined tho Methodist church. Hut intor. when a resident of Otisco, he became identified with tho Congregational church of which organization he re mained a member until the local church disbanded. The&e data are mainly copied from a paper written not long ago by Mr. Skellenger and ilaced by him between tho leaves of his treasured bible, and to them he Added: "I still live in good faith that I shall in the end receive the crown laid up for me in heaven." M Its. T. It. IIFI.IIINO lKAI. News has been received hero of the death at her home in Grotcn, South Dakota, of Mrs. T. H. Helding. The remains will be brought here, being expected some time Friday. Funeral services will be held at tho M. H. church Saturday at 1 o'clock p. m. and the burial will take place in tho Otisco cemetery beside a daughter of the dc eased already interred there. Mr. and Mrs. Helding were former residents of this vicinity and both have quite a number of relatives here. They had one daughter, married and living In Minneapolis. She leaves three brothers and four sister, John, Kim and Jake King, Mrs. M. J. Ilolcomb Mrs. M. S. Hoss. Mrs. Deafendorf. of Lakcviewand Mrs. Howe, of Green ville. M A 1 1 1 1 1 a i i : i . i c k n s i :s. Leon Ashley, 1!), Lyons; Mabel Isham, 1, Lyons. Win. Cotton, 2.'5. Orleans; Lillian Leach, 21. Orleans, l'rnest Crippcn, 22, Pewamo; Minnie Marsh, 1(, Pewamo. Frederick A. Jackson, 2H, Harrav ton. Fdith May Oakley, 10, Otisco. Itemai kable Core of Itlienmat Um. Kf.nwa, Jackson Co., W. Va. About three years ago my wife had an attack of rheumatism which eon fined her to her bed for over a month and rendered her unable to walk a step without assistance, her limbs hcine swollen to doublo their normal kIzh. Mr. S. Maddox insisted on mv mine- Chamberlain's Pain Halm. f nnr. chased a fifty-cent bottle and used it according to tho directions and tho next morning she walked to breakfast without assistance In nnr manner, nn.l she has not had a similar attack since. A. H. Parsons. For sale by all druggists. GROCERS What is the use of original ideas if a woman can't findthe materials to carry them out? We pride ourselves upon the Variety and Aoderate Prices of our Dress Goods. We couldn't do better, and neither can you. j H. J. Leonard. "-jpIIKRK is no part of our business we give so much attention to as our TKA & COFFKK Line, and no part of it that fives us so much pride and satisfaction. We are agents for CHASE & SANBORN'S TEAS AND COFFEES, And when we tell you that they put up the finest Teas and Coffees that come into the United States it is so. Other fi rmc mnv Jr-7 tate their way of doing business and iroods. but th PV If.Tfl nil rtb follow; their SEAL BRAND COFFEE Is a by-word known to every drinker of coffee in the land as the BKST. They have just recently put up a SKAL BRAND TKA it comes it half pound packages, and it certainly is the finest Japan tea we ever saw. When next you want the best tea to be had try one package. We have two vacant lots to sell; now is the time to build a house for yourself and quit paying rent. One in the First Ward one in the Third. . ' f- , - . . - - robinson & Hudson, r THE GROCERS AND REAL ESTATE DEALERS. J ft I Miss H. E. Power's,! The Store of 7Jo Values. It pays to give Great Values; it is the Secret of Success We are Continually Demonstrating it by the Amount of Goods we sell. The waves of Enthusiastic Trading always follow the Announce ment of our Low Prices, Miss H. E. Power I Green Stuff! Yes," We Have it. Fresh Lettuce, Fresh Radishes, Green Onions, New Cabbage, New Horse Radish, Fresh Parsnips, Fresh Pie Plant. And if you can think of anything clso that you would like wc would bo plad to have you mention it. And remember that when you are In need of CofTeo itm il , r.rt a. . - . . .. . . . nun uiuiu n mi ufnur vuuuu mi me marKci man ine wiii i rj .si All COITKKS, and tho only place you can find It in Holding in at tho Central Grocery Store, State Phono No. (J 2 rinn. PIF'RPF RDnQ GG0GXDCGXDOCGX3 THE COMMERCIAL BANK ' S I For Savings and Investment Funds 8 I'ays 4 per cent. Interest on j r''" f nepo.it. m ( Sitting Account. I WM. F. SANDELL, Cashier.