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barker - TJIIKTKKNTII YE All.- NO. 15. 11ELDING, MICH., TIIU11SOAY, SKPTEMHKK 5, 1901. whole no. oa. THE BELDING BANNER Published Kvery Thursday Afternoon UY THK HANNttU PUHLISIIING CO., AT HKLIIN(!.:(ION'IA CO.,) MICH. Oflloe in the People's Savings Hank block, Main Htreet ONK DOLLAIl PKU YEAH KTKICIXY IN AIiVANCE. Advertising Kates ujntn application. Hills collected monthly. Cards of Thanks 23c to 60c. Kesolutions from foc up. Copy tor change of advertisement must lie received not later than Tuesday noon In or der to insure insertion. Kntered at the Postomcc, Holding, Mich., for transmission through the maiU as second class matter. COUNTY OFFICERS. Circuit Judge Probate Judge Sheriff Clerk Treasurer Prosecuting Attorney. .Prank D. M. Davis ...Win. O. Webster F. I Moon ....lllenn Lawless K. R t'ool Win. K. Clute C. I. Goodwin uegisier 01 uecus. County Surveyor 1). C. Crawford Count'v Drain Commissioner... Klisha Strong Commissioner of Schools L. A. Hurhan Circuit Court Com'rs. J Clyde Watt K. M. Davis CITY OFFICERS. Henrv J. Leonard Mayor Clerk Treasurer Marshal Alvah W. Pringle Adam Wagner W. W. Mitchell D, C. Sheldon City Attorney. City Health Officer I- Ohlinger Justices of the Peace.... j """K Aldermen -First ward. Owen J. Marker, R H. Hudson: Second ward. II. W. Jersey, tico. Putnam; Third ward, W. R Fisher, J. Coles. Supervisors-First ward, W. M. Foote; Sec ond ward, J. T. Angell; Third ward, W. A. Wilder. CHURCHES. MKTIIODIST EPISCOPAL CHTKCH-Services at 1 : :t a. m. and 7:Uo,p. m. Sabbath S.ihool at close of 'morning service. Prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Knv. O. A. Cakm an. Pastor. C( Nt'i K I X ! ATION A LCHUKCH- Services at lo:Hia. in. and 7::np. in. Sabbath school at 1 1 :4 a. m. Praver meeting on Thursday evening. Kkv. J. J. Stalky, Pator. HAITI ST CHUKCH -Services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:3' p. in. Sabbath school at close of morning service. Prayer meeting on Thurs day evening. Ktv. (iuKittu Quick, Pastor. FK K 1 : M 1 mo HIST CI I UK( '1 1 -1 'ra ver and praise serviae, eleven o'clock a. m. Iroaoh fug at 7 : 3 h in. Prayer meeting Friday evening. Kkv. McKiiihkn. Pastor. DIVINK SC1KNCK SKKV1CKS at the t;. A. K. Hall in Sundays at 3::K p. m., conducted by Mils. Mokkatt. jKO. E. NICHOI-8. DWIQIIT SHELDON. NICHOLS f SHELDON, A1TOKNKYS AT LAW. Office: -Over Page Btoro, Main tit., lidding, Michigan. j - CHAS. R. FOOTE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Money to Loan on Keal Estate of all kind:). Otllce In Spencer Hluck . S. MORRIS, "PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office rear J- of W. I. Henedlct'H drug store. Hours: W to 11 u. m., 2 to 4 and 1 to 8 p. m. Residence opposite of M. E. church. Telephone l 2 riin's. J. E. FERGUSON, 1HYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office over Page's hardware. Office hours: 8 to 9 a. m. ; 1 to 3 p.m.; except Wed oenday, 8:30 to 8 n ni. Pension examining surgeon. New State Phone. . OHLINGER, 1JHYSICIAN AND SURGEON City Physi cian and Health officer Office at residence corner of Hrldge and Centre U. Office hours 1 to iJand 7 to sp. m. J. F. PINK HAM, 1HYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office over Councll'M drug store, Main st. Hours: 1 to 4 and 7 to H p. m. DR. J. H. ARMSTRONG, DENTlST.-Specialty of Crown and Hrldge Work. Office comer rooms in the Vincent block, over Vincent's grocery, Holding, Mich. DR. G. F. SMITH, 1 VENTIST. Office hours 8 to 6:30. Leonard 1J mock, over Page's hardware store, Ilel- dinp Mich DR. C. E. SHELDON, I ENTIST. The latest methods, The low U est prices. All work guaranteed. lA ISI.liS S HXTKA OTOX. Otllce ov;r Palace Hakcry, 3 doors west of Post office. Office hours 7 a. m. to h p. m. 'John E. Wagner, TEACHER OF Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo STATE PHONE NO. M 3b. h. p. Mcelroy, TONSORIAL ARTIST. All work in my line artistically done. Tar or under Peoole's Savings Hank. Wm. Pickering Real Estate and Insurance. Loc atcd In tho COMMERCIAL Dank. Insure In tho Old Heliablo WAGNER AGENCY Office In the new Holding block corner of Main and Hrldge street, Heldlng. fWrc n m a rut i oo n Spooinlty on City mul I'lirii I'roporty. ADAM WAGNER. Your Laundry Wnrlr none nt WUlh, tho City Inuntlry -WILL HE- Right, Without Fault and in First Class Style- VOU Will IO I'lOliHC-tl If Von Try Uq. C. G. Scheiller, lTOp. RURAL DELIVERY BOXES. Effort to be Made to Secure a Uni form l'attern on nil ItoiitOH. Complaints have come from all parts of the country over the rules and regulations which the depart ment has furnished tfoverning boxes to be used on rural free delivery routes. Ever since the unusually large ex tensions under the appropriation for the last fiscal year, the department has faced a problem in the rural free delivery boxes. It has been accused of enforcing unusual, rigid and un necessary rules in relation to the boxes, and the most recent claim made in some of the rural districts is that the boxes authorized by the de partment are too expensive. Some of tti rural free delivery car riers have complained that the lati tude. which has been given by the de partment in permitting the patrons of different routes to select from a number of different styles of boxes has resulted in great inconvenience to them. The carriers say that four or five different styles of locks made it necessary for them to carry a large bunch of keys ami to waste time In the selection of the right key to ap ply to the boxes as they pass along their routes. They have been placed at different elevations by the road side, some open from underneath, some on top and others at the ends or sides. Some of the boxes can be open ed by the carrier from his seat In his vehicle, while with others it is neces sary for him to alight. The problem facing the free deliv ery division of the department is fur ther complicated by the fact that a large number of newspapers have given boxes to their patrons, as sul scription premiums. The rules of the department for a time forbid their use, and this placed the publications in question in the litfht of acting in bad faith toward their patrons. An order was issued permitting the use of these premium 1 Mixes. When the claim was made that the Imjxcs which were prescribed for use by the department were too expen sive, different designs were selected," ranging In price from $1.25 to $12; and the permission was given for their use, the only reservation licing that the boxes on any one route should be of uniform design. Complaint arose over this regulation, and finally the department ruled that boxes of an)' one of the twelve designs approved by the department might be used in discriminately on all routes. In spite of the changes and conces sions, complaints continue to pour in to the department over the boxes in use. Just in proportion as the rural free delivery routes are extended do these complaints increase in number. Post office officials now say that the matter will not lie finally settled un less there is action In congress. At the next session it is possible that authority will le asked by the post office officials fur definite regulations governing the style of boxes used. One proposition that the depart ment ask in open market for com petitive plans and specifications for Imjxcs. A competent, skilled and Im partial committee will pass upon the designs submitted, and one of them will be selected. The government will then ask forbids for their manu facture, with the proposal that a roy alty of live cents, or some nominal sum, on each box be paid to the de signer. Another proposition is to have them made of uniform design by the gov ernment and have them rented at a certain rate, perhaps 15 per quarter. It is urged in favor of the latter plan that through the Inspection system which would lie put into force the boxes could lie kept in much better order. Maeenbecs nt Ionia. Maccaliees' day in Ionia was the biggest event of the kind ever pro moted In the county. The Maccabees of Ionia numlu r 2,(XM) and every tent was represented by large delegations, and one or more floats each. The pa rade was a mile and a half long, eight bands, and was headed by Maj. Hoyn ton. At noon Mayor Scully turned over the keys of the city. An address by Father Iloynton warned the society in the strongest language against adopt ing the reserve fund idea or allowing misguided memlters and outside mis-, chief makers to wrest the order from, the strong foundation it has rested upon for 20 years pas. gelding was well represented lioth in, numlicrs , fine floats and the splen did appearance of, the U O. T. M. de gree team. Heldlng also furnjshed a larg? number of the candidates for Inltation. Itif kirirnins In sweaters, shirts, collars, hosiery, etc., at J. T. Web THIS AND THAT. News From Hero and There Con densed for Our Headers. Lalior day passed unobserved here as usual except that banks, saloon and postoffiee were closed. The minimum legal age for pupils in Michigan is now six years. The maximum age in which the compul sory attendance can be enforced is between eight and fifteen years. The young ladies of the Sunday school will sell ice cream Saturday evening, August 7, in the store owned by Albert Northway, at Smyrna. The price is live cents per dish. The proceeds are to be for the lienelit of Elder Hills. $10.00 offered by J. T. Webber for best cow and breed; $10.00 for largest bull; $4 for largest gobler, and $."l of fered by Judge Webster for best gal lon crock of butter, is a sample of the fine list of special premiums offered by Ionia District Fair. A large gathering was held at Mus kegon last week to do honor to Miss Helen Elgie who becomes a mission ary in darkest China. Included in the company were quite a number of her college friends at Ypsilanti, Miss Carrie Tallman of this city being one of the number. The United Hrcthcrn will hold quarterly meeting next Saturday and Sunday in the Hlystone school house, Itev. E. J. Moody the presiding elder, will do the preaching. The preacher in charge of the work will also be present, Rev. I). H. Shelley. A gen eral invitation to evcryliody. A social will be given by the Otisco Church Society at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I). Iloppough, Friday even ing, September 13. As it is the an nual meeting, officers for the ensuing year will be elected. Refreshments will be served at the usual popular price. Everyone cordially invited. The Observer spoke a little too soon when it said the Portlano Greenville game for last Friday was ours. However, the editor followed the advice given the editor of the IUxdino - Manner; and further de ponent salth not. Portland Observer, The advice was to liet our money on Portland, but as we didn't follow it, we are nothing out. The score w as Greenville 12, Portland 2. The Lady Maccabees at their big meeting Friday afternoon had HO ap plications and initiated 44. Great Lady Commander Anna II. Curtis, presided and conducted the initiatory work. The other stations were occu pied by lady commanders of various county hives, the Heldlng guards did the floor work lieautifully. After initiation Lady Commander Cutler of Ionia hive welcomed the guests, re sponses following. Ionia Sentinel. Warden Fuller of the Ionia reform atory says that prosperity is making the people better. "Less than six years ago," said the warden, "we were entertaining f8.'l guests at our hostelry. With the advent of good times the number decreased, and the falling off has continued until today we have only 300 on the rolls. Em ployment at good wages is plenty, and there is less temptation for men to hang around saloons .and get into troTblc. They Will Picnic. The Congregational Sunday School will hold a picnic at East Park Satur day, It will be a sort of union affair with the members of the church and Society and Christian Endeavor asso elation all of whom have lieen invited to participate In the pleasures of the day. The usual big picnic dinner will be served at about 12:30 o'clock p. m. The lioat 'will make three trips in the forenoon, first boat leaves at 9:15 a. m. sharp, and one will leave at 12:15 in time for the business men to get dinner on the grounds and return. Hoats and swings will be provided and games and contests to please U)th old and young will lie indulged in. Lem onade, hot coffee and melons will lie served as a part of the bill of fare. Let all go. Opera House Opening. For the opening of the season of 1901-'02, J. C. Lewis and his big com pany of comedians will appear at the Heldlng Opera House in the Comedy Success SI Plunkard, a rural comedy brim full p funny situations and laughable novelties. This Is one ot the many sncccssful comedies, and a money maker for its owners. This season the comedy has lieen entirely re-wrltten by the well known author Robt. G. Morris, and It appears in its new edition, and the Rand and Orches tra carried by this Company will be held up to its standard as the finest musical organization on the road, un dcr the direction of the famous Prof. Ed. E. Nickcrson, the Great Levy's only rival. A CROWING INDUSTRY. Hallow iiaMkct Are the llest That Is. Factory One of the Best In the V. S. The Detroit Tribune which is run ning a series of sketches concerning various manufacturing Industries of the state, last Friday coutalried the following regarding the Hallou Has- kct factory of this city: Among the many prosperous manu facturing institutions in Heldlng Is the basket factory conducted by W. I). Hallou, manager, who has been In the business for aUiut 12 years He has succeeded in developing a differ ent line of business than most factor ies of this kind. His specialties are pounded ash, factory, laundry, bak ers', department store and warehouse baskets. Mr. Hallou started the business in 101 in a small way, employing three men. Since then the business has as sumed large proportions. M. E. Hal lou & Son of Hecket, Mass., which linn mades a similar line of goods there, although not on so large a scale owns the property here, Mr. Hallou being the son. Extensive additions ire planned for the near future and at present new machinery is being in- tailed. The business according to proprietor has increased 50 per cent during the last year and 100 per cent since lxt Mi. The baskets are shipped to almost every city in the United States and Canada. The product Is sold direct to the trade by traveling salesmen, the jobber lieingcut out. The bask ets lind a ready sale as the aim of the proprietor of the concern is to make a superior class of. goods. Mr. Hallou tys he tries to make a basket that exceeds the expectations of the cus tomer. All promises as to quality and price are kept to the letter so that when once secured the customer remains. The plant of the concern is one of the most complete of its kind in the United States and the building occu pied is an exception in this kind of business, bein a large three story br'ck, while most factories of this kind occupy cheap wooden structures. The company is makin a large line of baskets for general use, such as for form ami household, coal dealers and fruit growers' purposes. The matirial for special lines is second growth ash; for other varieties soft and rock elm, birch, maple and basswood. Owing to the bulk of goods little export trade is done, the product be ing consumed almost entirely in the United States and Canada. HE WAS A SWINDLER. Ilowaif of schemes I.Ike This One, Worked on Farmers Near Kdmorc. An Edmore dispatch states: About ten days ago a rather portly individ ual came here with his wife, and claimed to represent a certain large carriage manufactory. He stopped at one of the prominent boarding houses on Main street, hired a horse and carriage, as well as a driver, and started through the country to look for victims. And they came thick and fast. He was an "endless chain" man and sold a book of cupons by which his victim was to have a first- class carriage for $1(! for selling four cupons. The scheme worked well until one day a party mistrusted that some thing was wrong and telephoned to the aforesaid carriage factory. Those people claimed no relation to the party, and stated that he worked for them a year ago. but that at present he was not handling any of their money. Re was at once located, brought before a justice, and he paid back about $o. Then he went to supper. At this time more of his victims came up and were aliout to have him arrested on another charge, but he had gotten wind of this and had hoofed it out of town. His wife ,took the first train out in the evening. More complaints arc coming in from Remus, Mecosta and all up the line, where they claim to have been swindled by .lames Curry of Grand Rapids. The amount is well up In the hundreds of dollars. When Your Heart Flutter. That ia not heart dlscaso. That is no terrible heart fulluro; that is indi gestion, the prime cause of all short breath and sudden jumping of the heart which so frequently follows an cxcrtUn of any kind. (Jo to tho Drug Store. (let a bottle of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. No moro need be said for aft-r you uao it onco, you will novcr fall toteep it in tho house. A nocr failing euro for cuts, burns. ecnldB.ulcers wounds and sores Is Uo witt' A'iteh Hazel Salve. A moat soothlr; and healing remedy for all skin auctions. Accept only tho genu ine. V. I, Hcncdlct. apmmmn m m mmmmmmmm rr Have You Seen Our.... New1 0(Q) (C(&t With Form Fitting Back? 3 mZ- They arc Nobby, Practical and Comfortable. g- They are above reproach and beyond crit- icism, 2H Also Our Popular $ D p Made in Black, Castor, Brown, Blue and lied. We claim this to be the best garment that can be made for Z the money. z Everybody wants 'cm. Get yours first. . w . - z n. J. Leonard. ??immuimmu mm m mmmmmmK; We Give Special Attention to our Tea and Coffee department. For uni formity of ilavor there is no coffee mi tin- market that will equal CHASK & SANHOILVS. We can furnish them at the following prices: Rio, No. 44 15c per lb. Cilciliou Ilio . 18c 44 44 Bear Rio 22c Choice Rio ' 25c " " Special A. M. and J. :50c 44 44 0. G. Java and Mocha &5c 44 44 Seal Brand J. and M. 3c 44 '4 .The host Japan Tea U put up in 4 . packages and labeled SHAL HKANI) and commands the name distinction in the Tea Jl'irket that Seal Hrand Coffee doert in the Coffee Market; viz: TH H VKUY HKST. We also keep in stock teas as cheap as ,'Joc per II.. We have English Hreakfast Tea, Cunpowder and Salada. ROBINSON Sc HUDSON KXXKCX To the People: We propose to sell the best Shoes made, and at the lowest possible price. We have received in Ladies' Fine Shoes a new invoice of the well known Brook Bros make.1 We have also secur ed the celebrated Keystone line of Misses' and Child ren's School Shoes. Every pair fully guar anteed. Come in and see the new Shoes. We propose to be a public benefit in the Shoe Business. R. R. EDWARDS. Are You Going? ' to tho 1'nn-A.incrionn or ntiywhcrc cmc? IF so, ton't Tail to sec our lino of ii ii Trunks A nice lot Whisk Hrooms and with red handles at lOc. See them. SOLICITS WHIT HS h tj ri II 1 V The j Commercial j Bank. j suro everyining insurable HU. f HANmtt.r. Onmhlar. (D) (CBdMnkf all Shades, S $2.50 up. Toy Hrooms Worth l.c. PENNY STORE A. BEHRENDT, Propr. Hacatvam Mottay nn Io)of And pays Interest thereon attbe rate of j?off J'jjw cnxr. I'er annum if left for four months, ana ifivn ijsi cijsr, I'er annum if left one year. LOAXH AlOXfJV On real estate security, approved collateral and prooa paper. all manner of banking business. Fire Insurance in leading companies that in- J ber a, lonia.