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BANK BL H lf)UItTEENTII YE All. KO. 27. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, NOVE1IEK 27, 1902. WHOLE XO, 703. DEWEY TO BE HERE Tho Celebrated Ailmlral Will Visit Holding. AT THE CRIDLEY CLUB BANQUET Possibly Lalor Leader Mitchell May Also Come. Committer Choae UeldliiK Place fur Holding the Coming Meeting. At a meeting of the committee and officers of the Gridley Club held in Ionia Tuesday, the matter of a place fonViolding the annual meeting and baSiet was thoroughly discussed and the proposition to bring it to Belding was concurred in, the large delega tion present from differcdt parts of the county being quite unaminuous in their desire to come to this city and after the question was finally settled the sentiment among all was for mak ing it a great success. Belding may well feel proud that she will have an opportunity to entertain not only members of the club, republicans and our Democratic friends who may de sire to come throughout the county, but also distinguished men from abroad. The honor of the occasion will be ours to bestow and the citizens will see to it that there will be nothing lacking in that direction The date is Jan. 30, '(XJ and an endeavor is being made to secure the attendance oi Admiral Dewey, the hero of Manilla an J Labor Leader, John Mitchell as the principal speakers. It will be on the lower floor of the new silk mill where seating capacity cbe arranged for 1000 persons if necessary. Messrs Ireland, Sheldon, Seeley, Ilochradel, Page. Wise, Hcthering ton and Barker were present at the meeting from this city and were in strumental in having it come here. vitTKi roMi'Eir .lolly I'arty of Lndlew go to (iiatlot County Hide after a Span of Mules. Mrs. Frank Luscombe accompanied bv her six sisters, viz., Mrs. J. E. Smith of Orleans, Mrs Ceo. Crane, of Green ville, Mrs. J. B. Luscombe of Eureka, Mrs. S. P. Holcomb, of Barry ton, Mrs. V. II. Mills, of Bushnell and Mrs Ceo. Tehbel, o'f Smyrna, enjoyed a very pleasant trip, last week in the way of a surprise visit with their brother, Frank McNl't and family of Gratiot Co While there Mr. Mc Nitt Jgave them the pleasure of a short drive behind his best span of "mules" to Ponneii, and upon their arrival there, they decided to visit some of the leading business houses of ;hat idacc. but the very first merch ant they undertook to call upon, saw tliem approaching, and thinking it verv strange to see his friend McNitt completely surrounded by such Hock of noisy women, he very 'cauti ously stepped to the door and locked it, leaving the bewildered group out side while he stood watching them through the window with a merry twinkle in his eve and a look of wond er and satisfaction spread over his countenance. And not until after be assured by Mr. McNitt, did he open the d'or and allow the ladies to enter while he in turn, was introduced to the "Seven Sisters,' it being his first experience of like natnre, in all hi life. They next visited the photograph gallery, but found to their soorow how impossible it would le for them to at tempt getting a group picture, as no two of them could keep quiet at the paine time, and so were obliged to turn away leaving the "picture man very much disappointed. The young (?) ladies express themselves as hav ing had a right jolly time on their trip and all returned to their several homes, feeling that such reunions were indeed good to think of in the years to come. A startling surprint. Wry few could believe In looking at A. T lloadlpy, a healthy robust black smith of Tilden, Ind , that for ten rears he h offered such torture from Rheumatism hs few conld endure and livn Bat h wonderful change follow hi taking Electric Bitters "Two bottles wholly cured me," ho writes "and I hive, not felt a twlnee in over year." They regulate the kidneys purify the M'ol and euro Rhenrnttlsm NcnrjiiL'i, Nervousness, improve (II (Motion and l?Ue perfect health Try them Only )0c at Connell Bros, drutr store. I m tiered l t months frem soro throat. Eeleetrlc Oil euro! me twenty-four hours." M. S.GIst, Hawes yllle, Ky. Till: l'JtKACIIEK OII.IKC TK1. lielievedln Iiiimeruioii but Wouldn't Tnke In Waalilng. A preacher, living near Lake Odes sa who was opposed to baptism by im mersion, was asked to baptize a man who would be baptized in no other way The member wished to join a church that admitted members only after immersion. The preacher who anted the new member therefore asked his felow pastor, who believed in that method of baptism, if he ould not baptize the man and then let him join his church. The preach er of immersion said, "No, thanks, I am not taking in washing.'1 We do not know what became of the man. He may not be in a church to this day. But that has nothing to do with the story. BROTHERS IN LAW Two Days Trial City. Held in this Jerome Kern Suea Ills Hrotlicr Itiley Differences Aired In .lust lee Moulton'H Court, lliley Kern owns the old Kern home tead which lies just outside of the corporate limits of this city compris ing K) acres of land more or less. When the old gentleman died a few- years ago one oi nis sons, Jerome u ed with him and claimed he had been carrying on the farm for several years and also supposed that his fath er owned the place After the funeral Jerome says llil ey exhibited a deed and took posses sion. Since that time and it is also related that for several years before the brothers have had differences of one kind and another. Ililey claims to have looked after the father and mother, paid off obligations and set tled with Jerome time and again. Among the claims that Jerome made in the present suit is one of several hundred dollars that he had paid In taxes on the property and al so for improvements made whlle.be as living there. The case was stubbornly fought the attorneys, I. L. lluhncii lor tne plantlff, and Dwight Sheldon for the defendent worked hard for the clients and did not allow a point of advant to escape touching up Their pleas to the jury are said to have been by far the best ever made in a court in this citv. The questions in ssue were close one to solve, but the jury after wrestling with them decnl ed there was no caue of action. The . .t TV- l II . iurors were: a. . uiinmicK, v.ua. Moore, L. G. Crothers, Lee Stall, A W Gooding and W. A. Wilder. Temperance Conijrew. Arrangements for the congress of temperance representatives from the various denominations of the state arc practically completed. The state organizations of the leading denoml nations have all named delegates and a united effort will le made along temperance lines. This movement originated with J Benson Hill, M. D., of Ovid, who per sonally brought the matter before the various conferences, synods and other bodies of the different denomi nations. He has been ably seconded by the Iley. J. Watson Young, pastor of the North Presbyterian church of Kalamazoo, who is chairman of the temperance committee of the synod of Michigan. The fight against alcoholic bevcr ages will le taken up along new lines with an effort to bring the legislation desired directly lie fore the next ses sion of the legislature The temper ance workers consider the growing trade of drug stores in the liquor line as even more menancing to their cause than the open sale of lntoxi cants by saloons. They will direct good share of the hot idiot at the druggists and will ak for an amend ment of the present law governing the drug stores. The features of the legislation to lie aked far hove al ready been decided upon and if such a law or amendment U passed drug gists win not lie allowed to sell more than four ounces of distilled spirits and not over one nuart of wine or malt drink to a customer. In all cases prescription mut Ik; obtained bearing the signatures of regular practicing physicians on blank furnished by the state and bearingan . . .... . aucquaiu bi.iic iux. The prescrip tions must le taken up by the drug gist, thus preventing the same pre scription Ik ing used at all drug stores in the city by a conlirmed lo.er. Tho little folks love l)r. Wood's Nor- way Pino Syrup. Pleasant to lake perfectly harmless l..u(tivn euro for coughs, colds, bronchitis asthma. VERY MISLEADING Is Michigan Factory InpectorH Report. rtlcle (ioliig Hound of State lres Doett this City and It a silk In dustry Damage. n article published fn the State newspapers this week taken from the state factory inspectors report does great injustice to the business inter ests of this city and the Belding Bros. & Co and Richardson Silk Co. in par ticular. It states that the highest average of 111 health among our wom en workers In the State Is at Belding where more than two .thirds of the women canvassed are employed in the silk mills 50 per cent are reported as saying that the work injures their health The lady inspector who made the canvass is sadly off and far from the correct average. There is not a more healthy, happy, contented good naturcd and good-looking lot of girls to be found anywhere than is employ ed in our silk mills, many of them have worked here for the past 8 or 10 years and are the perfect picture of health. The sanitary conditions of the factories arc the best that can possibly le made and this is also true of their eastern mills Geo. W. .Kills of Philadelphia is in the city this week, he is connected with Belding Bros. & Co. In the silk manufacturing business and has been for many years being familiar with the process of manufacturing in all Its details. Regarding the question of operatives being injured in health from work in the silk mills he says it is certainly not more hazardous than In any other line of employment. Among the girls employed in their eastern mills will be found a larger per cent of good health and activity than in any other factories working in other lines of business. He says they have a large number of female emplojes who have worked In their factories for the past 2o or 30 years, are enjoying the very best of health and are comfortable and happy. Ileal Estate Movintf. One evidence of good times is shown in the fact that real estate is moving and prices for the same has material ly advanced in the past 12 months. The record of transfers In the coun ty registers ollice and also of mortg ages discharges has not been so large in a number of years. A few recent transfers in this"part of the county are as follows: W. F. Bricker to E. A. Lyon, brick block in Belding,;J(X);R. A. McConell to M. McNitt land:in'Belding,r;$1400;J. M. Karle to Ella Holmes land in Bel ding 2."0; A. E. Cobb to G. E. Thomp son land in Belding, $1100; G. C. Mal come'and II. G. Savles to M. E Hinds land in Otisco 2000; W. S. White to C. J. Ring land in Otisco $3000: C. J. Ring to W. S. White land in Otisco, $3000. If it is true, as some people have been heard to assert, that adverise ments are rarely read, why Is It that requests sometimes come that certain notices ot which the law requires pub licaton tie placd in the most obscure portion of the paper? It is a fact be yond successlul dispute that every thing entering into the paper Is seen by somebody, and that somebody may be tne identical individual whom you desire to interest in good that you have and of w hich he stands in need. You want to secure his attention and you will never find a tiettcr medium through which to do it than the news paper. Ale Amid FImhimb. Breaking into a blazing home, some firemen lately dragged the sleeping In mates from death. Fancied security, and death near. It's that way when you neglect coughs and colds. Don't do It. Dr. Klntr's New Discovery for Consumption gives perfect protection against all Throat, Chest and Lung troubles. Keep It near, and avoid suf ferlng, death and doctor's hills, A tea spoonful stops a late cough, persistent use the most stubborn. Harmless and nico tasting, it's guaranteed to satisfj by Connell Bros. Price ,r0o and 11 00 Trial bottles free. A 1'oIIct intoi' Irttlmnur. J.N. Patterson, nli?ht policeman of Nashua, la., w rit s, "East winter I had t Dat ' loat a bad eold on my lun.s and tried at a half dozen advertlsod couch medicines and had treatment from two physicians without getting any benefit A friend recomuvnded Foley's Honey and Tur and two thirds of a bottle cured me. l consider it the trrea'est cough hnd liitiir medicine in the world ' W. I Benedict. 1 j Foley's Honey and Tar always stor Iho eouuh and heals tho lunes. Refuse 'substitutes. W. I. Benedict. WILL KAT VKNISOX. Have Killed 1 Deer-Some lidding Hunters hadiiood J.uck. Jas. Wolcott returned from the up per peninsula last Friday where he In company with his father, also Orton Webster and N. Lapham have been holding down a hunters camp for two or three weeks. He shot a fine buck the day before he left camp and was satisfied. Orton Webster had killed one and Mr. Lapham was lucky enough to bring down tvo with his unerring rifle. Mr. Wolcott's fat her seemed to pre fer small game and he kept the camp supplied with partridge and rabbitts. The balance of the party with the game are expected borne this week. HAPPILY WEDDED Hearts Boat Warmly son. In Unl- The (rillltliM-OlcHoii Nuptials -Popu lar Young People (Jet .Married. At the home of the bride's .father, II. P. Oleson the wtdding of his daughter M Anltlia and Thomas Griffiths occurred Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock p. m. Rev; 0. A. Carman officiated and the house was tastily decorated with white carnations ahd smilax, green and white leing the prevailing colors The bride was beautifully gowned in white silk mus in and carried brides roses while the groom who is a fine looking young man,. never looked neater in all his life. Mrs Henry Friedly sang a love song with guitar accompaniment dur ing the march of the couple to the altar and after the ceremony they were soundly congratulated by the large company present. Many useful and costly presents were, given them and fine refreshments were served by Misses Ethel and Eva Stevens and Mrs. Weaver. Marie and Anna Griffiths, sisters of the groom, received the guests, while Chas. ,W;,v)cr of Ioni.aj was master of ceremonies Guests from out of the city were Mr. Dean of Chicago, Miss Hoyt, of Tra verse City, Mr. and Mrs. Madison of Sidney, and Cas. Webber and wife of ionia. The couple are very popular in the city and left for a week's visit in Chicago They will take rooms at Mrs Jane Grilliths' on their return. II i: SAW A It KA It. Levi Krlek Views one While (ioing Alter hi Cow. Levi Krick who lives on W. H. Locke's farm two or three miles south east of the city went out into the back fields near the woods Sunday evening to drive up his cows and to his great surprise saw a large bear rummaging around in the cornfield and baga patch after something to eat. Mr Krick was considerably scared at first but finally gave a yell at Mr. Bruin and the old fellow ambled olT at a lively pace. Neigh bors in that vicinity were notified and with dogs and guns they were soon looking after his scalp anticipat ing a Thanksgiving dinner of licar meat. He eluded his pursuers how ever and the bear still lives, they found his tracks and also a hole in the wire fence which he tore out leaving a lot of hair from his hide. If vou are billious and seeking advisers Take DeWitt's Little hurly Risers, Just before going to bed. You will find on the morrow, Yon are rid of your sorrow That's all: just enough eaid. Iheso famous pills do not crlpe, but move the bowels gently and easily cleanslne the liver. Their tonic effect gives strength to the glands, prevent Ing a return of the disorder. W. Benedict. A ThfnkRlvliif Dinner. Heavy eating Is usually the first cause of Indigestion. Repeated at tacks inflame tho raucous membrane lining the stomach, exposes the nerves of the stomach, producing a swelling after eating, heartburn, headache sour risings and finally eatanh of stomach kouoi relieves me lt iiamrnauon, pro tects tho nerves and cures catarrh Kodol cures Indigestion, dyspepsia, all stomach, troubles by cleansing and sweetening the stomach. W. I. Bene diet Diphtheria relieved In twenty mln utes. Almost miraulou. Dr. Thorn as' Electric Oil. At any drug store. Luck in Thirteen. By sending l.'l miles m. Spirey, of Walton Furnace, Vt. got a box of Bucklcn's Arnica Salve, that wholly cured a horrible Fever Sore on his leg. Nothing else could. Positively cures bruises, felon-, ulo rs, ernptlor.s, bolls burns, corns and piles. Only 'J.V. Guaranteed by Connell Bros druggist. STAR CHRISTMAS BOX Ucv. A. (), Carinan'M volition. Unique ln- r .id or Santa Claim Season 1 0,000 C'liurelieit to be supplied, rrollU to uo to C'liureli. Rev. O. A. Carman," pastor of the M. E. Church of this city besides being an excellent preacher is an inventor as well. Several years ago, seeing the great demand there was throughout the United States for Christmas tree decorations, conceived the idea of a paper box put together in such shape that it would form a star which could be used for decorative purposes and at the same time combine a recepticlc for containing gifts of confections or other materials. Mr. Carman has placed an order for 200,000 of these folding lioxes in several different colors, with the Grand Rapids Paper;Box Co. for im mediate manufacture, lo.ooo circular letters and as nany envelopes and ord er blanks haye tie en printed by Iiik BakNEH presses which Mr. Carman will hand out to ten thousand chur ches in the United States. He has arranged with the trustees of the M. E. church to give the entire profits of their sale into the hands of the build ing committee in aid of the new chur ch. This is a very commendable and generous act on his part and it is hop ed the enterprise will meet with fav or and success. The preparation and mailing of ten thousand circulars means a lot of work and the filling of orders will be no small job. In his circular Mr. Carman says: "The sad lack of a proper object lesson that brings to prominence the Babe of Bethlehem instead of the Overworked Santa Claus led lue some years ago to Invent the Star Christ mas Filler. It has since proved a great favorite as a Sunday School Christmas token. TUni pastor of a struggling little church in a city of 4,000 laboring peo ple. The three large silkmills, with several other large factories bring to our city a very great number of young people. We are trying to build a new church to accommodate the increasing mem bership and I am devoting the entire profits of this box for this year to this enterprise. I do not ask gifts, but the moderate profits on the commerci al value of this box, which I offer on its merits, will lie devoted to one of the greatest missionary fields in the United States." Thanksuivlnu: lirldeM, Arthur Emmons and Miss Lena Benson were married in Ionia by Rev Martin L. Fox. The young people are favorably known in this city and have many friends here who wish them much joy. Howard O. Noonan and MissGoldie Elkins were united m marriage Sat urdav. The haimv couple intend making Belding their future home and are receiving congratulations of many friends. Rev. H. N. Spear officiated at the marriage of Benjamin Price and Miss Ada Cook at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo Cook, Tuesday. Only the family and a few friends were present. After a short trij thev will return and reside in thi city. riiynlrlrttifl Prescribe It Many broad minded physicians pre scribe Foley's Honey and Tar, as they have never found so safe and reliable a remedy for throat and lung troubles as this great remedy. Mrs. Peck and children, of Lowell soent a few days visiting at Mrs Cunningham this week. THE OLD RELIABLE Absolutely Puro THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE E Sheahan's PHototones 32 Wonderful X Hundreds to select from. Repro- p ductions of the'g'reat masters. m g H. J. LEONARD. g OOOOOOOO0OOO-0OOOOOOCOC0-CO-0OOOO0r0OOOOOOOOOOOC We have our me Ohio laple Syrup. In the brand we have handled for 6 years there is nothing finer made in this country. Buy that w hich has been tested it will .cost no more than unknown brands. $1.25 PER GALLON. FRESH FIGS We handle SEARS CRACKERS exclusively nothing equals them. We hava LARD from l()c to ire per pound. Picnic Ham, Bacon Cottngo Ham. Dried Beef. If you cannot got or don't ant to piy tho price of BUTTER, wo can soli you Of-EO tlpat Is good. ROBINSON & HUDSON The SyrupcrH. CK-0HKOXXK0 TTTflEN jou have more money than you want to use right away do vv not carry it around and run the risk of losing it, but deposit It In 4 i Sandeirs Commercial f$an You can tjot it any time you want it, and 'if you should leave it for four months it will draw 4 percent. Interest, or if you happen not to use it for a year it will earn you 5 per cent. Interest. L. Wc nvo 1 lomhunvtorH for &JS in Ps Cim 1 1 ij) or Sots, Rockers, Liicli as9 Dressing Tn bl c&, Chiffoniers, anil nn ythin g in th c j urniturc I Anc. Voiir Crt'tlit is ?oo, JC. L- Staley & Co. j H , The finest grade of toilet Powder on the market. Why pay 25c for a two ounce can, when you can buy a j 1 pound can for 25c. j Ouaranteed to bo as good as tho best on the in.irket. Call and see on' line. . i Ft'irl W yj yj loo Pictures at lOc WHITE LABEL flND DITES ARE NOW IN. Ur. '. SAXmSLl,. 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