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BANNER FOURTEENTH YEAR. NO. 38. HELDINU, MICH., THUKSDAY, FEBRUA11Y 12, 190:5. WHOLE !NO. 714. PARK IMPROVEMENTS Ola Decaying Trees ami Stubs Taken Out. GROUNDS GREATLY BENEFITED CoDvlderublo Wood for 1'oorhan been Distributed-Wltte Action of t'lty Fntliertt. The Park is being greatly Improy ea mis winter Dy tne removal 01 a number of trees that have gone into decay. It was noticed last .summer that some of the trees were badly decayed about the roots and the butts were showing evidence of unsoundness, several of them were hallow and branches from the dead tops were continually dropping off especia'ly in a bri6k wind storm, It was considered the proper thing to remove these dur ing tne winter wane tne ground was frozen when it would do the least dam age to the foliage and the seeding. Under direction of the park police man Fred VanVickle who is an expert woodsman, 10 trees and two stubs have been taken out and cut up into wood, about 20 cords ot which has been dis tributed to the city poor as necessity required. Mr. VanVickle says there are as many more trees as have been cut, which arc in bad condition and their removal would be an excellent thing for the park in giving the young tim ber a chance to expand and enlarge their foliage. The tops to those which have been taken out were dead, gave no shad whatever, and were danger ous in the extreme. In the spring the brush and dead branches will be cleared away and under direction of the Park Commissioner it will be a more lovely spot than ever. tTMTKIl IN mahiiiacji-:. Popular Ileldlng Couple were llert J. Storey Leads Kdltli Dlmmlck to UyuieiiH Altnr. A very pretty wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. S Dimmlck on Broas street last Friday when their daughter Kdith, was unit ed in marriage to Hurt J.Storey, I'ev J. E. Butler performing the cere mony. At just live o'clock Mrs. Thos. Bookey at the organ played Mendol ssohns weddi ng march as the bridal party entered the parlor and stood be fore a bank of palms while the cere mony was performed The bride's gown was heliotrope trimmed with white grenedine, while Miss Eleanor Emmons who accom panied her as bridesmaid was uaintly gowned in pink trimmed with white chillon Mr Verne C. Diyine officiat ed as tx-st man, Mr. Louis Emmons and Miss Lena Webster as master and mistress of ceremonies respectively. The house was tastefully decorated with carnations and smilax, and the ceiling of the parlor was prettily drap c with wide satin ribbons. Immediately after the ceremony a wedding supper was served to the fifty-four guests present. The happy couple were the recipi ents of many leautiful and costly gifts, consisting of silverware, cut glass, china, linen, furniture, rugs, etc. Besides relatives and friends from Grattan; the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs E V. Tower, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. P. T. Stocking of Harvard and Mr. Hal Cutler of Luther. Mr. and Mrs. Storey have the best wishes of many friends, and will lie at home to their friends, for the present at the home of the bride's parents. ORLEANS II Kl 171! Lit' A N CAlt.l's, .First dun Fired Tuesday Afternoon -Kxpretised Preference for School ComnilMnloncr. The Orleans republican caucus was held Tuesday afternoon and attended by 100 voters of the township. There was considerable interest manifested io the selection of delegates to attend the county convention and after they were chosen, it was proposed in as much as there is a contest on for can didates for fchool commissioner to take a vote for choice which resulted In 99 votes being cast, 13 of them were for Ley! Durban and 80 for M. F. Scott. The delegates are A. .1. Hale, L E. Hall, L. C Fales, Vm. Cotton, Guy Hall, C. E. Higby, Geo. Iloyt, Frank Howe, Frank Freeman, C. G. Holland, Wm. VanLoten, Morton Hall A Chance to Win. Will give the first lox of the new brand, to any man that will tell me what to call it. Send in a namejnu think would be good on a postal card, and to the man who sends in the one I use will give a box of the finest cigars ever put on the market. All names roust be In by Feb. Io. J. E. Stf.vkns. DKAT1I OPIUS FATIIKIt. failed M. A. ltoed to Lockport. III. Flmt lireak. In thu Family. Maurice A. Heed, cashier of The Peoples' Savings Rank was called to Lockport, 111., Monday by a telegram announcing the very serious illness of his father, he left immediately on the first train but a teleirram to his wife Tuesday fornoon stated that his fath er died Ik-fore his arrival. Mr. Reed was 70 years old and in feeble health, he suffered a stroke of paralysis a few years ago from which he never fully recovered, being able only to get about the house. The de ceased and his wile visited here in the past five years. His death is the tirst that has occurred in the family. WILL BUILD LARGER K. S. Co's. Boarding House to Be Enlarged. K. M. I'arney Has .lob of llemodelliiK It-UO More Kooms to l Added. The Richardson Silk Co., have let the contract to E. Parney for some very extensive improvements on their boading house. They will raise the wing running north and south one story, making it three stories and raise and enlarge the wing running ea t and west two stories and also enlarge it to -x48 ft. The whole building will be fitted up with steam heat, sanitary closets and one new tire escape, making an audi tion in all of 20 rooms, Mr. Parney is now engaged in pre paring and revising plans for the building and will begin work on the repairs in a week or ten days. The increasing business of the company has made it necessary to have more room for boarding the employees and they intend to make the improve ments substantial. FOU COM FOliT AT FUN F.HALS. Jlerffyinen of Jackson Adopt a New Set of Kules for Itiirlais. The clergymen of Jackson have a ministerial associati m, and at their recent meeting took action which suggests a striking similarity between it, and unions of men in lines of trade. A manifesto regarding funerals re cites that the date should not be fixed until the minis'cr i consulted during the winter season, and in inclement weather the minister should be pro vided with a closed carriage; people outside of the city should ask the minister in their locality to ollieiate Instead of demanding the services of the minister in the city: citv ieople who are not supporters of any church are asKeu to tender the minister a proper remuneration. The manifesto further says: uYc request undertakers to provide some measure of comfort in the matter of lap robes in carriages, and to protect all those affection, respect or dnty re quire their presence, from needless exposure to the severe cold by the un reasonable time spent in walking their horses the entire distance. We are sure our respect and love lor those gone may be fully and reverent ly expressed by measures that will best protect the living from sickness through exposure to cold and from in fection and contagion. Children's Carnival. The Carnival given in the Opera House by the children and young peo ple for the benefit of the M. E. church under direction of Miss Pierce, last Friday evening, was a complete suc cess in every respect. The audience was a large one and they were highly entertained, the little folks playing their parts with great skill, showing their aptness of learning how to do things under proper instruc tions. The Good IsMgbt piece. Little Roy Blue and Bo-Peep and the Shepherdess drill were especially interesting fea tures. The gross receipts were $102. and net proceeds i;Voo Uathbone MtcrH Installation. At the last regular meeting of Cal- anthe Temple No. .:, the following officers was Installed: P. C Tressie Ranney. M. E. C Emma Lamb. E. S. Myrtle Huhbell. E. J. Nellie Stevens. M. of T. Kate lYruou M. of R & C.-r Jennie Staley. M. of F. Sarah Smith. P. of F. Minnie Van Pelt. G. of O. T. Jennie Crawford. All Rathbone sifters are requested to be present at next regular meet ing Monday Feb. bi, h o'clock sharp No man can eure consumption. You can prevent it though. lr. Wood's Norway Pine Sjrupcure coughs, colda bronchitis, sore throat. Never fall. FLAMES WERE CRUEL Tiitiilow florin? of I'uirplaliis Loses His Home Friday. TWO CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH 1Ioum Cauuht Fire While the Mother Wan After a Fall of Water. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow Loring in Falrplalns township situat ed about h miles northeast of the city was the scene of a very distressing accident last Friday morning in which their two little children aged 18 months and three years respectively were burned to death. Mr. Loring had gone to his work cutting wood some distance away from the house and after doing up her morning work, Mrs. Loring went after a pail of water to the well of Jud Simmons a neighbor on an adjoining farm leav ing the little ones playing in the house as she had often done before. While talking for a few moments with Mrs. Simmons she discovered to her horror that the house was on fire, and ran with all her might to rescue the babies, she opened the door but was beaten back by the (lames and smoke, and also attemped to get in at a window but was badly burned about the headandjhandsin her vain efforts. Dell Jenks another neighlwr ran to the back door but the house was a seething mass of flames and it was utterly impossible to enter it. Mr. Loring hurried to the awful scene when he discovered his home burning but was to late to render any assistance, both father and mother were obliged to stand by and witness the cruel llames lick up their home and hear the stilled and piteous cries of the helpless children. The house was lathed and sheathed inside with building paper and of coure-e burned very rapidly. Undertakers Wilson & Friedly of this city were called to care for the remains "and found the little bodies very badly charred Tin: people's Annual A ProsperouM Year and ratifying (irowtli, In over 2 years the condition of the People's Mutual Fire Insurance com pany of Ionia, Montcalm and Clinton counties' has not been in as prosper ous and satisfactory a condition as it Is at the opening of its thirty- second year. During the thirty one years it has insured its members against fire and lightning at an average rate of i 10 per ."M.000. Although for the last four years the rate has been high, owing from the numerous losses from lightning, the yearly assessment has been lowered each year and for 11M; it is nearly one mill less than in I'.HM). At the annual meeting on Tues day the members present were enthusl astte over the gratifying growth made in l!K)2, the new insurance written footing up to over three quarters of a million dollars. From Secretary Stevenson's report we give the follow ing: M KM UK RSI n p. ' No. of member Dc. 2. IBO-J 3,2Hfl No. of member atldrri during hxrj 19 Total 3,855 No. of mrnitiiTs cancelled In iiH)i 330 No. of m probers Deo. 31. 1WW 3.f2 Net increase in 1903 '.'89 RISKS. Amount at risk line. SI. 1901 t3,M?.17fl Amount lulled during hunt 778.8H3 Total 4,431,069 Cancelled by withdrawal, aale and by order Hoard of Di rectors 3-'flJl Decreaso hi re-writing-.. 2U,ti30 349,231 Amount at risk D-c. 31, 1900 14 0HI.818 Net increase during I'.mw 4'&,ttt One year ago, the unpaid assess ments, out of a totalof $11,3M.20 were only $22.58 During the year this amount has been collected and $45.91 in addition of delinquent assessments. Of the 3M losses paid in l!X)2, 22 result ed from lightning. Directors Miner, Cool and Douglass, whose .terms ex pired. were re elected. Director C. C. Rice, of Portland was chosen dele gate to represent the company .at the meeting of the state convention at Lansing in February From the Ionia Standard of Jan. 21. Auction Postponed. The sale of the remains of material used at the Gridley Club banquet such as table horses, spoons, trays, bunting etc , which was to have taken place last Saturday evening was potoncd for a week and will b; pulled off Sat urday evening of this week at the va cant store of II. J. Leonard, if the committeedo not again forget to ring the auction lell. ( aid of ThankM. We w sh to express our heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to the many friends who so kindly tendered us their sympathy and aid in our sad bere .vement over the death of our little one. Mil. and Mrs. F. Mlnikh. STUFFED BALLOT HOX. llroke Up Young Ladlew Club Yountt Ma n't Heart Made Sad. Of course we can t vouch for this story, but it has been told to us that a young ladles club organized In Greenville last fall went to pieces be cause of a peculiar reason. The mem oers nau oeen leasing a young man for not marrying, and he finally told them he would marry any one of them the club would elect. There were twelve members of the club, and at the next meeting each girl went to corner and wrote her choice on piece of paper, disguising her hand writing. The result showed one vote for each member, and the club broke up, the 3'oung fellow Is still unmarried and almost broken hearted. FOR SUPREME JUDGE I I). M. Davis, of Ionia, Candidate. Is a Kndortted by Ionia and Montcalm Itaj- Assoclat Ions -Vigorous Campaign Will be Pushed In Ilia Favor. The name of Hon. F. D. M. Davis, of Ionia, is mentioned in connection with the Supreme Court as a candi date for one of the judges, at the coming State Republican Convention. We heartily endorse his candidacy and earnestly hope he may lie made the nominee of the party. Mr. Davis is, without question, qual ified in eyery way to fill the import ant position, and if given an oppor tunity would grace the chair of the Supreme Court Justice with dignity, and bring to it a legal experience of comandlng force. Dwight C. Sheldon and I. L. Hubbell attended a bar association meeting at Ionia Monday, presided oyer by Hon. A. R. Morse, president of the Associ ation, at which resolutions of endorse ment were adopted. R. A. Hawley, Frank Miller, J. B. Chaddock and Dwight C. Sheldon were appointed as a committee and the following reso lutions were submitted and adopted: Whereas, We, memluVs oLthe Iqnia County Uar Association, knowing and appreciating the sterling worth and integrity of the Hon. Frank D. M Da vis, circuit judge for the Eighth judi cial circuit, and having practiced be fore him for so many years and having learned to respect and honor his ex haustive knowledge of the law and his ability as a judge, and Whereas, We are fully convinced and know that as a member of the supreme court of this sate, he would fulfill all the duties of that exalted position in a manner that would rellect honor to himself and the bar and re tain the respect and confidence of all the people. Therefore, Resolved, That we use all honor able means to secure his nomination and election to that exalted position. A committee was also appointed to push along the campaign in the in terest of Mr. Davis, consisting of at torneys D. C. Sheldon, Frank Miller and F. M. Rurbank. The Montcalm county bar adopted similar resolutions. The Stanton Clipper says: "Judge Davis is held in high esteem in this and his home county and nothing would give them more pleasure than to have him re ceive the nomination for justice of the supreme court at the republican state convention to be held in Detroit March 6. He would fill the position with credit to himself and the state." Mothers can safely give Foley's Honey and Tar to their children for coughs and colds, for It contains no opiates or other poisons. W. I. Bene dict. The most reliable preparation for kidney troubles on the market is Fo ley's Kidney Curs. Sold by W.I. Dan edict. Everybody's liable to itching piles. Rich and poor, old and young terrible the torture they suffer. Only one sure cure. Doan's Ointment. Absolutely safe; can't fall. THE OLD RELIABLE Absolutely Puro THEMIS KO SUBSTITUTE i NOW HARD AT WORK Biennial, Junket Kmled and maker Hcaly lor Business. SOME PROPOSED LEGISLATION Plenty of Indications That the Mlt hl km n Divorce Laws will be Amend edDairy Inspector. Lansing, Mich.. Feb. 10. The l. n- nlal Junket, so-called, Is a tiling of tin' past for this year of grace, and the several score of statesmen who 'par ticipated In it are now prepared to set tie down to the lawmaking business in earnest. The state institutions have all been thoroughly inspected and thel. wants mude kruwn to the various com mittees havliiir clmrire of them, so tli.ir ' "3- 9 I -V" ft- is fur-: j. ' v. I I Hi Hfll I Hull imi1iimh'iM mil william p. scullk:;. the various Items of the appropriation bills can be discussed and consider d with a full understanding of the needs of these Institutions from the view point of thefr-nMttiugerH. " There i;ft been more than th ttH effort on the part of koiiic hcwspm- pers this year to make it appear that the junket was one lonn iuioih.i1 When It is considered that the lesls!n- tors who participated In the Jouin.-js are men of standing and respectability In their home communities one will readily conclude that the yellow our aro nals to widen reference is mad1 simply up to their old tricks. Ulipuiei of Heunatiotial Storlen. The fact that of the ninety-three I'cr- Continued oh 1'ayc C. r m SPENCER & LLOYD. I SPENCER & LLOYD, f 5 ! SPRING I 5 The new Spring Goods are now arriv- ; ; ing Spring Suitings, Spring Waist- ings, Spring Dress Goods, Spring S ; Trimmings,SpringWashGoods,Spring ; Curtains, Spring Carpets, Spring 5 Everything. The month of February i t will see our large Double Store filled s I to the bursting point with one of the ; ; largest, most up-to-date Exclusive Dry S : Goods Stock ever shown in Ionia Co. i In the meantime, all Winter Goods are ; going at prices that compel trade. ; penoe:r & Xjloydi I SPRING AND New Goods Just Arriving. See the New Neckwear, New Ribbons, New Dress Trimmings And New Dry Goods all along the line. I i H. J. LEONARD. r tiLiN you nave more money rnt. rnrc' II ofunn,! . . u. wuum auu i Sandell's Commercial 5anl You can get it anv timn vou want four months it will draw 4 per cent. Interest, or if you happen not to use It for a year it will earn you K per cent. Interest. L. V. HERE IS A il 4 ii li 1: t? All our 25c WINTER HOSE Going at SPB AGUE " t.T. ,.l,.Vl'liJs"VXJi,l. i1ZZ12 mzi " - 1 ' . - GO TO 0, K 5alber Shop FOR A FIRST CLASS SHAVE AND UP-TO-DATE HAIR CUT. Geo. T. Havjsmer, Prop'r, sec: SIHER, 1903. than vou want to usa rlht awar An 1 i i.i. .i j i . ..... 1 uu uju i isr oi losing u, duv aeposn it in it, and if you should leave it for if. SAX MSr.1,, Cashier. J BARGAIN! & HUGHES THE Opposite Hotel ISfldlug.