Till KTKKNTII YEAlt. NO. 25.
HELVING, MICH., THURSDAY, NOVEM15EU 11, 1901.
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Entered at the I'ostoillce, Helding, Mich.,
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Circuit Judge Frank I). M. Davis
l'rolwte Judge Wm. O. Webster
Shcnlt F. K Moon
Clerk (ilenn Lawless
Treasurer K. F. Cool
Prosecuting Attorney ...Wm. K. Clute
KegisU r ot Heeds C. I. (ioodwin
County Surveyor I. C. Crawford
Couutv lruin Commissioner. ..Klisha Strong
Commissioner of Schools L. A. Hurhans
Circuit Court Com'rs.... ) i'.,Vxit'iVaft
I 1'.. M. Davis
Mayor Henry. I. Leonard
Clerk tieorge W. Moulton
Treasurer Adam Warner
Marshal ...W. W. Mitchell
Citv Attorney D. C. Sheldon
City Health Otllcer I. Ohlinger
Aldermen First ward, Owen J. Darker, K.
Hudson: Second ward. K. W. Jersey,
tieo. Putnam; Third ward, W. K. Fisher,
Supervisors - First ward, W. M. Foote; Sec
ond ward. 'J. T. Angell; Third ward, W. A.
M FT HOD I ST EPISCOPAL CHTKCH Ser
vices at lu;;joa. m. and 7:;itil. m. Sabbath
Saliool at close of morninp service. Prayer
meeting on Thursday evening. Kkv. O. A.
Cakm an. Pastor.
CO.MJKKC.ATIONAI, CHUKCH-Services at
IO.moo, m. and T : j . m. Sabliath school
at ll:l) a. m. Praver meeting on Thursday
evening. Kkv. .1, .1, Stai.kv, I'astor.
D APT 1ST CHUKCH- Services at 10:30 a.
ni. and 7:;i'ii. m. Sabbath school at close of
nioniiut; service. Praver meeting on Thurs
day evening. Kev. Qrji K, I'astor.
H!Ki: M FT HO DI ST CI IITKCH- Praver and
praise serviae. eleven o'clock a. tn. Preach
ing at 7:H' i. m. Praver meeting Friday
evening. Kkv. M( Kibiikn, I'astor.
DIVINi: SCIFNCK SFKVICFS at the O. A.
It. Hall on Sundays at3:30. m.. conducted
by Mits. Mokf 'IT.
jZO. E. NICHOLS. PW1UIIT SHELDON.
NICHOLS cC SHELDON,
ATTOUNKYS AT LA W. Office : -Over Page
.store, Main st.. HeldiDR, Michigan.
CAMS. R. FOOTE,
ATTO ItNFY AT LAW. Money to Loan on
Keal Fstiite of all kinds. Office in Spencer
. S. MORRIS,
T3MYS1CIAN AND SURGEON. Office rear
X of W. 1. Henedict's drug store. Hours:
W to 11 ii. in,, a to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m. Residence
opposite of M. E. church. Telephone Iw 2
J. E. FERGUSON,
13HYSICIAN AND SUItOEON Office over
Pace's hardware. Office hours: 8 to u.
m. : 1 to Hp. in.; except Wednesday, 6:30 to 8
p m Pension examining surgeon. New
13HYSICIAN AND SUItQFON-City Physi
cian and Health officer Office at residence
corner of Hridge and Centre sts. Office hours
1 to yand 7 to i p. ru.
J. F. PINK HAM,
1J11 YS1CI AN AND SUItOEON-Offlce over
Count. ll's drug Ktorc, Main at. Hours: 1 to
4 and 7 to M p. ni.
DR. J. H. ARMSTRONG,
DENTIST. -Specialty of Crown and Hridge
Work. Office corner jooms iu the Vincent
block, over Vincent's grocery, Helding, Mich.
DR. G. F. SMITH,
T KNTIST. Office hourn 8 to 6:30. Leonard
JL jiloek, over Page's hardware etore, Hel
DR. C. E. SHELDON,
DENTIST. The latest methods, The low
est prices. All work guaranteed.
I' A .V L li S w liATW.lCTOX.
Office over M'-nedlet's drug store. Office hours
8 to 12 n. m,, I to p. ni., mid 7 to h p. m.
John E. Wagner,
TEACH EH OF
Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo
STATE PHONE NO. M 3 it.
h. p. Mcelroy,
All work in my line artistically done. Par
ors under Peooln's Savings Hank.
Real Estate and
Located in the COMMERCIAL BANK.
Insure in the Old Reliable
Office in the new Holding block corner of Main
and Hridge street, Helding.
I'ro imimiicenSpecnlfj'on City
nni I'nrm I'roperf y.
You Don't Need
to Send Your
To Ilnvo It Duno night
Try th City Laundry and you will know- We
do I'AMthY WASIIISfSH wtthorwltn
out ironing; also ladles' and gents' entire
washing at reasonable prices.
On find lnUo
A mi ii fcro ma utm.
C. O, Sohofflor,
SILK CULTURE IN MICHIGAN.
Sceretury of Agriculture Denlren to
Try the Experiment.
A Washington dispatch of recent
date says: Secretary Wilson of the
department of agriculture proposes
to make a determined elTort to devel
op silk culture in the United States if
congress gives him the $10, 000 he has
asked for experimental work. Sec
retary Wilson intends to begin his
tests in several states, including
Michigan and other states surround
ing the great lakes. Silk is culti
vated in Canada and the climate of
Michigan is the same. Experiments
will also be made in the South. Said
he: "When congress authorizes a
start 1 shall be ready to furn
ish material for experiments in
silk culture. The work is nearly all
done in the spring, and if my plans
carry, by next spring every member
of congress will have fifty mullierry
trees to give to his constituents."'
The Banner has interviewed parties
connected with the silk manufactur
ing business in Belding to get their
views upon the subject of raising silk
here as proposed by secretarj' Wilson
and finds they consider it rather ques
tionable. It is not really an untried
experiment by any means as it has
been done for several years in some
parts of the country in a small way.
There seems to be only one thing
standing in the way and that is that
in preparing it for the use of the
manufacturers a certain amount of
hand labor is required and the ques
tion is can we successfully compete
with the Chinese cheap lalor. The
cost of bringing it here helps to offset
this in part, but will it be sutllcient to
make it what Americans would con
sider a remunerative business There
is not much doubt but what it can be
done all right if it can be made to pay,
COINC TO CET MARRIED?
If So Post Yoursflf So You fun An
mwct Til ewe Question.
"Not one out of a do.enof the ap
plicants for marriage licenses come
prepared to answer the questions pre
scribed by law regarding their famil
history," said County Clerk Lawless,
after a half hotu's seige with a mar
riageable couple who were endeavor
ing to qualify for a liscense. The
'"Your full name?"
"White, black, mulatto or Indian?"
"Age at last birthday?"
"Your father's name?"
"Your mother's name?"
"Number of times previously married?"
These questions all have to be an
swered for both bride and groom be
fore the license can Ik issued, and the
agony the bashful groom sometimes
has to go through before he can recall,
for instance, his mother-in-law's
maiden name, is sometimes distress
ing in the extreme.
Another feature the applicant is in
variably unprepared for, applies to a
bride under 1 years In this case the
law requires that the written consent
of one parent or of the gaurdian shall
be liled with the county clerk "prior
to the issuance of a license for the
marriage of a female under 18 years
of age." Blanks for this purpose are
furnished by the clerk and must be
used The law also says: "This con
sent cannot authorize the issue of a
license for the marriage of any male
or female under the legal marriage
able age (male 18, female 10)."
County clerks have no right to issue
such licenses under any circumstan
ces. Ionia Sentinel.
From Coopersville, Mich., comos
word of a wonderful discovery of a
pleasant tasting liquid that when used
before retiring by any one troubled
with a bad couh always ensures a
nood night's rest. "It will soon cure
the cough too," writes Mrs. S. Illmel
munger, "for three generations of our
family have used Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption and have nev
er found its equal for Coughs and
Colds." Its an unrivalled life-saver
when used for desperate lung diseases.
Guaranteed bottles f,0c and $1 00 at
Connell Bros. Trial bottles free.
Kecoiiuind4 It to Trnlnmon
G. II. liausan, Lima, O.. Engineer
L. E. & W. H. U , writes: "I have
been troubled a great deal with back
aehe. I was induced to try Foley's
Kidoey Cure, and one bottle entirely
relieved me. I gladly recommend it
to any one, especially my friends among
the train men, who are usually similar
ly am ictedVV:I:Bendlct.
or fool away your money. If you are
sick you can't afford It. Get Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin for constipation,
sick headache or any kind of stomach
trouble and you will be cured, for it is
guaranteed by L. O. Cusbing, the lead
ing druggist of the town.
I'd leave my happy home and cross the
deep blue sea.
Bather than bo without Charley and
my Uocky Mountain Tea. Con
THIS AND THAT.
News From Here and There Con
denied for Our Header.
Lookout for Canileld's Thanksgiv
ng announcement next week.
Special meeting of O. E. S. next
Tuesday evening for initiation. Full
The Woman's Mutual Improvement
Club meets with Mrs. Zada Case Fri
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
It is reported that a gentleman
stands ready to build a new opera
house in Greenville, provided the
taxes are remitted.
Lakeview has l)een sued for $".ooo
damages by Zella L. Thompson who
atlirms she was severely injured by a
fall on a defective sidewalk.
Hal. II. Smith of Ionia has arrived
home from BulTalo having concluded
his labors as secretary of the Michi
gan Pan-American commission.
For the fortuh time in aUjut four
years, lire broke out in the Mosinan
block at Ionia early Sunday morning,
damaging the building considerably
and smoking out very effectively
Kneeland fc Merriam grocers, Wm.
Payne butcher, Del Phelps grocer,
and Caine & Keusch milliners.
It is Conductor Kelly again, John I),
having been promoted by the Pere
Marquette people to the position on
the Belding-Freeport train formerly
held by him, with the Lowell & Hast
ings. John has put in twenty years
with the punch and lantern and de
serves his promotion. Lowell Ledger.
A preacher not more than a thou
sand miles from Saranac is just now
in trouble. He preached the funeral
sermon of a man not long since and
stated that the deceased had "joined
the great majority." Later in his
sermon he remarked that "many arc
called but few are chosen," and now
the bereaved widow will not recog
nize the preacher.
The Michigan Tradesman of last
week issued an eighteenth anniver
sary number of double the usual size
and tilled with "good stuff." Editor
Stowe has worked his way from the
iKittom but has today one of the best
and most influential trade papers in
the United States. The Banner con
gratulates him upon the success he
has achieved and wishes him continu
One of the winter Industries of the
Upper Peninsula is the cutting and
shipping of Christmas trees. Charles
Freckelton, of Iron Mountain, who is
engaged in the business has just es
tablished his camp near Floodwood.
He will cut 50,000 trees this winter,
all to lie shipped to Chicago. The
trees are sold from the cars to the
wholesale dealers. Christmas trees
are cut from three to thirty feet in
length, and thejr are all of spruce or
balsam. This j-ear the crop will lie
double that of former years.
Those people who watch the skies
after midnight on November 14 and
15 may be rewarded by the spectacle
of a meteoric shower. Some astrono
mers believe that the stream of me
teors called the Leonids has a period
of ."$4 years instead of 3.'J. These me
teors were observed in IKVA so numer
ous and bright that the southern ne
groes thought the day of judgment
had come. Again in 187 they were
seen numerous and bright, especially
by European observers. Now if the
.'14-year period is the correct one, they
are due this year in November, and
this is somewhat the more probably,
as they failed to appear last year.
Those interested will do well to watch
for them on the nights of the 14th and
The Muir Tribune says: "Belding
cannot be depended upon for a good
big republican majority every elec
tion unless the Republicans of that
section are given proper recognition.
There's more truth than poetry in
that warning. Belding is the banner
republican locality in the county, but
if Belding republicans have not here
tofore fared as well as they might at
Republican county conventions they
have been largely to blame them
selves. Let them get together, pre
sent a solid front In convention, and
the Tribune believes they will have
no reason to complain of results."
We don't think the Tribune editor
has a good memory. We ' have no
recollection of any time the republi
cans of Belding failed to stick to
gether and to stand solid by any local
candidate, but we have a distinct
recollection of having been turned
That Throbbing Headache.
Would quickly leave you, if you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands
I of sufferers have proved tht ir match
I less merit for Sick and Nervous Head
laches. They make pure blood and
builds up your health. Only 25 cents.
, Money back If not cured. Sold by
j Connell Bros. Druggist.
WHAT'S IN A NAME ?
There u (ireut Deal Sometime Vlse
People Will Allow.
"What's in a name?" Everything.
Don't lets discuss the "servant girl''
question; but call it the inconvenient
lack of assistant house-keepers, the
merited appellation of their respon
sible position. Our high aspiring lib
erty loving people were so shocked at
the servile condition of the negro
slaves In the South that they arose
and rebelled and amid warfare and
bloodshed abolished this disgrace from
off the fair face of free America, and
yet have they adopted and do not
hesitate to apply, that hated servile
name of servant to the help that is
oftimes as indispensible in the home,
as in the oillce, mill or shop. No
grander institution exists than the
well kept properly disciplined home,
no work more noble, of more lasting
influence upon the character and dis
position of future generations than
the environment of a pure conscien
tiously managed home life. This is
the work that effects the everlasting
man, and the right minded mistress of
the home will le more particular in
the selection of help in work that af
fects the bank account of the busi
ness man, for "what will it profit a
man to gain the whole world and loose
his own soul.''
The girl who takes a position in a
store is called a saleslady, not a shop
servant. Suppose the occupants of
the various positions offered to women
workers nowadays should be dubbed
some ridiculous name with the same
tenacity that "servant girl" is pasted
on the one who comes into our homes
to share the cares and duties of our
home life. I am inclined to believe
there would be a shortage in the bean
mill of "dirt grabbers," in the school
room of "urchin spankers," etc. The
American girl who earns her living by
any honest occupation is respected
and called by her full Christian name.
If you respect the girl who assists in
the home, don't ignore her name and
dub her Jones, Smith or Brown as the
case may be, and don't call her your
"servant girl." A free born Ameri
can won't le called a servant. That's
w,.Vl In a name.. K. II. Ellis.
Two Happy Wedding.
He v. J. J. Staley officiated at two
weddings last evening, the first oc
curring at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Green and the contracting par
ties Vicing their daughter Miss Olah
Green and Mr. Austin Hull. The
ceremony tt ok place at 7:.'K) o'clock a
number of relatives'and friends being
present. The groom's sister, Miss
Erma Hull, and Mr. Arthur Boss acted
as bridesmaid and liest man respec
tively. About a half an hour later
the entire party proceeded to the
residence of Mrs. Malissa Hull, where
the ceremony was performed uniting
in matrimonial bonds Miss Hull and
Mr. Boss, the newly married couple
standing up with them. After the
usual hearty congratulations had been
tendered the happy couples, all sat
down to a line supper which had been
prepared. All the parties are well
known in the social circles of the city ;
and will continue to reside here. The
Bannkh most heartily tenders Its best
The Youth's Companion in l!M)j.
To condense in a paragraph the an
nouncement of the Youth's Compan
ion for lin2 is not easy. Not only will
nearly two hundred story-writers con
tribute to the paper, but many of the
most eminent of living statesmen,
jurists, men of science and of letters,
scholars, sailors, soldiers and travel
ers, including three members of the
In a delightful series of articles on
military and naval topics the Secre
tary of the Navy will tell you "How
Jack Lives;' Julian Ralph the famous
war correspondent, will describe
"How Men Feel in Battle," and Win
ston Spencer Churchill, M. P., whose
daring escape from a Boer prison pen
is well remembered, will describe
some experiences "On the Flank of
And this is but a beginning of the
long list. A complete announcement
will be sent to any address free. The
publishers also announce that every
new subscribers who sends $1.75 for
the l!02 volume now will receive all
the issues for the remaining weeks of
15101 free from the time of subscrip
tion; also the Youth's Companion Cal
endar for 1!()2 all in addition to the
fifty-two issues of the Companion for
Tin: Youth's Companion,
155 Columbus Ave. Boston, Mass.
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
the stomach, the liver and kidneys
f.tronp and active. Burdock Blood
Bitters docs it
Brings attractiveness to listless, un
lovable girls, making them handsome, '
marriageable women. That's what '
Kocky Mountulo Tea will do. 35 cents
Crisp Bargains for Crisp Weather!
g-ffi $ 4 4
H. J. LEONARD.
We Have Commenced Handling
T"Nr "RTTT .TT ,,uy tne ,,et 'U1(1 have every convenience for keep
a,xl JJUJJA1' ing them, You can get them every day but Sunday.
We Have Got Buckwheat Flour
Also we have the same brand of Maple Syrup and Sugar we
have handled for three years and will guarantee it
to be absolutely pure maple and nothing else.
Try a can of this and you will not want
any glucose for there is more sweet
ness in one gallon of Maple
than three gallon of
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Our New Line...
OF BOYS' AND YOUTHS', AND AtlSSES'
AND CHILDREN'S SHOES
Are Well Built,
Correct in Style,
and Rig'ht in Price.
Made over the Latest Shape
Every Pair Guaranteed.
Bridge St. flarket.
Our Special Bargains lor Saturday
Chickens, - - - 9 and 10c
Fresh Pork, in Chunk, - 10c
Sausage, - 10c
Home Atade Aince Aeat, - - 12k
WE HAVE OYSTERS
Farmers: We pay the highest prices for Butter and Eggs.
Smith 8c Hines.
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Five per cent. Interest If L,eft One Yecir. j
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