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BANNER. FIFTEENTH YEAlt. NO. 13. BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1903. WHOLE NO. 741. LIGHT CONTRACT LET Hid of The Spencer 11 L. 1" Co.Aeeepteil. AT SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL It Mrttiw I'nulUully u New Syateiu l oiiipaiiy Alreittly Mnklnir IMaim I'or tlin Work. At the spei ial meeting of the city council held Inst Friday night for the purpose of voting on the question of street lighting for a term of five years, the lid of the Spencer Electric Light and Power Co was accepted, urnl the street lighting committee were authorized to enter into a con tract with them for a term of five years. The present contract with the Citi zens Light Company does not expire until .Ian. 1st 1 0 1 , they having had the city street lighting for the past five years, and have given good satis faction barring a few breaks from storm and Hood occasionally which is lioble to happen and cause consider able damage and much inconvenience. There are to be twenty additional lights, seventeen of which the com mittee have already located. The installing of the new system of enclosed arcs calls for an outlay of several thousand dollars, and the company have already begun initial work toward its completion, they will be pretty busy from now until the time for them to turn on the power. Mr. Hetherington has completed a map of the city showing the location of every lamp as designated by the committee, there will be twelve in each ward. The Luther addition will have two, one will be put up at the dark place near the brick yard, Main street will ha ye two additional, one at the bridge near Holding Bros. & Co. old mill and the other at the corner of Pleasant street The Cath olic church corner and also the dark place on Bridge street across the rail road track will be favored with lights. The contract calls for an up-to date system and the company say they will spare no expense in tilling its terms, and make the city one of the best lighted of any of its size in the State. There i no question hut that our city lighting lias been and is being done and will be for the next five years at least, at a less rate than other cities pay and it is doubtful if there has been or will be any profit accruing to the companies for the service. It costs a lot of money to keep an elec tric light plant running and there im'nt the enorinom profit in it that many patrons totra to think there ls AMUSEMENTS. At l'rliiIe Cwk, If "At ("ripple Creek', the show at the opera lioiue last Tuesday even ing, which opened the season here, is a forerunner of coming attractions, Manager Hetherington has eertainlj made a most fortunate (selection In his U)okings for the coming season, and can count on packed houses from this date hence. It was a large aud ience and a well pleased one who saw the opening Melodrama on Tuesday night and every character from Hon est Joe Mayiield down to Baby Tattoo were masters of the art in every dc tail towhich they were assigned. Con gratulations are due manager Heth erington for his selection. Xotlier show (.'omlii.' J. W. Keppen, advance agent for "A Country Kid Co." was in the city this morning making arrangements for the production of that funny play In this city on Aug. 27. Mr. Keppen informs in that this is an all star musical combination and that they carry a band of 14 musicians who are hustlers in their line. It Is a verlt able ieast of Fun. Frolie and Folly, watch for announcements later. The fame of the New Fngland play, "Quiney Adams Sawyer," has spread all over the country and everywhere theatre going people arc on the qui yive to see it. It is booked to play an engagement here at the Opera House Oct. 1.1, P.xfl, and a crowded house will doubtless show Its approval of the wholesome story of New F.ngland life. Important to A I Untie City Ylnltor (let I'nuteil Through llnnhonif Address him tit No. 15 Campus Martius, Detroit, in regard to new ar rangement whereby passengers for Atlantic City through over the Penn sylvania Lines in eighteen hours and fifty minutes by leaving Toledo on the Seashore Limited at four o'clock any afternoon. KXCKI.M5NT LADY HF.A1. Mr. Albert Hleh of Fair l'luln Hur- Tuetulay. Nancy A. wlfeof AlbertUich of Fair Plains, passed from this scene of earthly trials and tribulations on Sunday Aug. K'.th, Uj03, after an Ill ness extending over several months as a result of a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Ilich was born in Michigan in bSo2 and at the time of her death was f0 year and 10 months of age. A hus band and five children, the eldest about 10 yearn aid, are left to mourn the departure of a cherished wife and mother. Mrs. Kich was a very exemplary lady and had a. host of very dear friends who will be sorry to learn that the end has come. She was buried on Tuesday at Fair Plains, Wilson & Friedly conducting the fumeral. A GOOD ARTICLE that's llio Kiml ol iiame Played Here L ist Saturday. Mt.l'leaNuut nnd Tecuiuseh t'ontenteJ -(iuve I'utront a Fine Illustration of How to l'lny Hull. Last Saturday the Belding fans, who despite the bad games that have brought disfavor on that class of sport In this city, were ready to see the next one, gathered at Ellis Park to watch a game between Mt. Pleasant and Tecumseh, and it was "a ;amk for your life,' as the fans say. Promptly at the appointed time Umpire Pennebaker called "play ball," and the two teams took their positions Mt. Pleasant at the bat and Tecumseh In the field. Pitcher Gilbert of the Tecumseh team began the innovation by retiring three men without a score Mt. Pleasant then took the field and 'itcher Page returned the compli ment in a most gracious manner, re tiring Tecumseh In short order. It was simply a case of you're out you're out, until the fcth inning, when Te cumsebby a fortunate seizure of an only opportunity, got in one score which won the game, a Mt. Pleasant could not get a man home. In the first half of the ninth inning Mtcher Glllert allowed three men to get their bases on halls and the ex citement was Intense, when one of the players hit a strong one clear to cen ter field. Tecumseh caught it how ever, and retired the Mt Pleasants with no score to their credit, making the score 1 to 0. Up to the Hth inning no player on either side had succeeded in reaching third base and this fact alone will serve to illustrate the kind of game that was witnessed by local fans who visited Kllis Park to see them play ball. But one error and that an in significant one was noted throughout the game. MAW ST. I'KTiiKS. M ri. Abble Holmes ot (irattnn Now Tourlim the Old World. A postal card was received in this citv last week from Mrs Abbie Holms who is now making an extensive tour of Europe. The card locates her in Rome and lears a line illustration of that magnificent home of Catholicism, St. Peters cathedral in the holy city. Mrs. Holmes is visiting all the points of interest, and frequent cards from her showing illustrations of noted places in the worlds history are very interesting to those who receive them, St Peters of course being of more than ordinary interest liecause of the recent great doings at that massive cathedral. Must He stopped. .The promiscuous driving by team sters over cement walkj where there is no crossings, is creatingnuch just Indignation by property owners and must be stopped Several complaints have been made and the law will be Invoked if it is continued. Heavy loads ami even light wagons break off corners inthe walks. Mr. Hethering ton offers 'fti reward for information for violations. Aoert lnel Letters. Belding, Mich., Aug 1. 1(H.1. Mrs. Ellen Avjrill, Waltcrilrlggs, M. H. S. Chapnian, Miss Yoog Fisher, Ellen Greliow 2, Frank Goodwin, Miss Viola Kid 2, MissVcrna Lainc Florence Marvin, Susan Plank, MissMay McMarkll, Miss Ina Pike Miss Nettie Pierce. Mrs SophieSells Mr. Orley Skinner. va Wilson, Hazel White, .itc Young. I). K. Wir,s)N postmaster. VnUf' KWIneJ fur. Will eure Bright" Disease. Will eure Diabetes. Will cure Stonoin Bladder. Will cure Kidney lid Bladder DI seases. W. I. Beoedl NEW MANAGER FOUND At H. Hull Chosen President of Ball Association. WILL PUSH BUSINESS AT PARK lttMt of Fwellnt; Prevail In AhuocIw ttuii-Kverybody Will AHHUt In Making It a SueceN t the meeting of the base ball as sociation held in the office of Dwight Sheldon last night, there was a large representation of the stockholders and after some discussion the ques tion of Mr. Seely's resignation was ac cepted but not until he had positively declined to withdraw it. The matter of hi successor was thoroughly discussed and It was readily seen in the talk, that there was no discouragement on the part of any present as to the outlook. . B. Hull was chosen to succeed Mr. See ly and the association today s In excellent spirits and rejoicing over the choice made. Mr. Hull will immediately legin to arrange for en tertainments with local teams and a business mens contest may le put on between this city and Greenville.. Several of the fraternal orders will undoubtedly cross bats on the diamond and a few games may be pulled off by outside talent be fore the close of the season. There is to be a happy and harmonious solution of the differences that have unfortunately arisen and everyone will now pull together for a good time. ItKVIVAL MKKTINUS CLOSED. iood Hrwults A Xew Church Will lie Hullt. The revival meetings which have been in progress for the past five Weeks in the opera house, under the care of Rev. W. II. Kindred, of the Church of Christ, Disciples, were closed on Sunday night. Asa result of his work, Rev. Kindred has succee ded in organizing a church in this city of 84 members and has leased the Opera house for regular Sunday ser vices, which will be held at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. tn. each Sabbath. A Sun day school will follow the morning ervice and a C. E. meeting will be held at :30 in the evening. Three candidates were baptised in the river on Sunday making a total of over 30 converts to the teachings of Rev. Kindred. Our citizens seem to have a sort of kindred spirit toward him. Off For Cirand Ilaplds. One hundred and twenty-five tickets were sold here this morning for the big Maccabec excursion to Grand Rapids. Some mistake had been made in making arrangements for the excursion and advertising matter which ordinarily should have reached here a week or ten days ago reached here the first of the week. Oyer 500 Greenville citizens took In the trip and when the train of nine coaches reached here standing room only was all they had to offer. A large num ber piled onto the train but many were obliged to wait until the 10:04 train.' Traveling Passenger Agent XV, K. Wolfendon, was here trying his best to secure extra coaches but none were available. A Real Mualcal Day. At the beautiful Seven Islands at Grand Ledge, just think of it, you can go there and back next Sunday, Aug. 2.5rd starting from Belding at 9:3." a. m. and return, leaving Grand Ledge at 7:00 p. m. all for G.cts. Another thing too, you can hear two of the finest bands In the state one, The Capitol City cornet band the other, Stark's Imperial orchestra another excursion runs from Detroit to the Islands on that date. We Like audi an Thene. - Springfield, Mass., Aug. 13, 15)03. Banner Pub. Co. Belding Mich., Gentlemen: Enclosed pleaee find one dollar a renewal of ray subscrip tion to your highly esteemed paper the Bannku. Yours truly, Mrs. K. A. Collins. No 23, Central St. Ave. Snlrltle Prevented. The startling anouncement that a preventative of suicide had been dis covered will interest many. A run down system, or despondency Invariab ly preeede suicide and something has been round that will prevent that con dltlon which makes suicide likely. At the first thought of salt destruction take Electric Bitters. It being a great tonic and nervine will strengthen tho nerves and build up the system. It's also a great Stomach, Liver and Kid ney regulator. Only 60c. Satisfaction guaranteed by Connell Bros. Druggists. CAUOHT A intiONK. Mm I. 1 4. llubbell Cliaiapton Fisher of Then Part to Date-i i round Pickerel. Big fish are getting to bo quite a common thing In these parts nowa days and many of our citizens are get ting great reputations as catchers of big fish Mr. I. L. llubbell 1 the latest as pirant for piscatorial honors, and stands at the head, so far as heard from, having caught a ll) pound pickeral at Hound Lake Tuesday, while trolling with an ordinary troll ing hook It is nee les.i to remark that Mrs. Hubb'dl bear her honors with the greatest dignity, and talks of the catch in a way that would lead one to think that it was an everyday occurrence with her. Congratula tions are certainly due Mrs. llubbell. BUSTLING SILK CITY I.H I 'roMperons ami Busy These Day. Detroit Free Pre lelta Alxuit It- !teiiiarltabl For Order and Morality. 'Dating from the 'hard times' of 1893-4 this thriving town has made a substantial growth and the present year bids fair to be the banner year in its history. The population ha now reached the ;".(io0 mark, numer ous house are being built by Belding Bros. & Co , the silk manufacturers, the Richardson Silk Co.. ;u..l private parties, and a feature of this work is the substantial and handsome char acter of the buiMing. Miles of con crete sidewalks are also leing laid and all In accordance with specifica tions furnished by the city which in sures uniform and en luring work. The factories are all running full time and continually increasing their capacite Hundreds of women are employed In the silk factories and the companies provide excellent boarding accommodations fir. those whose holmes are In other towns. Probably the feature of the town of which the citizens have the most reason to be proud is the condition of law and order and morality which prevails. In this respect it ranks with the best whether in Michigan or elsewhere The opportunities for families of working people, particularly those with grown up children to obtain homes arc most excellent, as Belding, Bros & Co. and the Itichardson Silk Company are yearly building a variety of attractive houses and selling to such families on easy terms Persons wanting desirable and per manent employment whether as in dividuals or as families cannot pos sibly do better than to write to Bel ding Bros. & Co. or the Richardson Silk Co., Belding, Mich., in regard to employment, or the Heidi ng Land and Improvement Company in regard to real estate. FOKTY FIVK YF.AIts AtiO. Flrttt Cable MeHsatre Crowded Atlantic Sunday wa Aimlvemary ol Kyent. Last Sunday was the 4Ah anniver sary of the laying of the first Atlan tic cable by Cyrus V. Field an event inhe national and worlds history, the memories of which time can never efface. It brought about one of the greatest changes of the day and marked a new era for English speak Ing peoples. On August Kith ISM, tueen Victoria of England sent the first message under the waters to President James Buchanan, of the United States, in the form of a complimentary cable gram. President Buchanan replied in like manncrand that which seemed to so many an utter impessibillty be came a great reality. The people of those days gave great honor to Cyrus V. Field, whose pluck and perscver ance brought England and America together, even after many fad fail ures had been lodged against his efforts. The recently completed Pacific cable is only another stepping stone in the pathway laid out by this great genius of the past, and the world seemed thunder struck when it was announced recently that a mess age had been sent around the world in a period of only 12 minutes. Verily verily we say unto you "Tho world do move.'' Fancy Drill and Dance. Next Wednesday night, August LY. at llubbell Hall, will take place the benefit dancing party to be given by the degree team of the Modern Wood men of America. A fancy drill by the team will be given at 11 o'clock. The bill is only 50 cents, and the boys Intend to make the occasion a pleas ant one. BOUGHT THE LOTS Unanimous Vote In Favor at School Meeting;. DISTRICT OWNS FINE PROPERTY Scholars Will Have Plenty of Play tirouud A Wise Move. At the special school meeting held last Monday evening in the union school building the vote was a unani mous one In lavor of purchasing the three lots adjoining the present site on the east. It has been known for some time that more play ground for the schol ars was needed and as these lots would just fill the bill the school board very wisely took up the matter of se curing them. Two of the lots belonged to W. B. Travis and the third to the Belding Land and Improvement Co. Mr. Travis own the barn which stands on one of the lots but will probably move it to the rear of his residence lot across the street. PlONEF.ll SUKPKISED. Worked On Thos. D. Keeler Home of Ills Son C. (J. Keeler the Place. The home of C. G. Keeler and wife was on Tuesday the scene of a very pleasant double surprise, in honor of his father Thos. I). Keeler of Oakfleld and his sister Mrs Alma Lyon of Ash tabula Ohio who with son is visiting at the home of her childhood. As the elder Mr. Keeler intends to return with his daughter next week for an extended visit the son and wife took the occasions to give the friends of both a farewell visit. The surprise was complete and the visit was greatly enjoyed by all. Mr. Keeler brought out his camera and photographed the company in groups Group No. 1 consisting of Father Keeler, J. B. Hall, Nehemlah Smith, Mesdames Green; Lessiter and others of the pioneers of this comunity. , The U.j guests presentdid ample jus tice to the beautiftl repast laid upon tables on tne lawn. All regret the departure of Mr. Keeler and hope he may be spared to return to us again. He is a genial neighbor, a good citi zen and an active worker in the Oak- field Baptist church of which he ha been a member for many years, have ing served them as clerk for a quarter of a century, and now serving as Deacon. Foley's Kidney Cure, will cure all di senses arising from disordered kidneys or bladder. VV. I. Benedict. New ST" In WATCH (? URS FURS Owing to the no collar effect in Ladies Coats this 2 2 year. Furs will be more in vogue than ever. We 1 have just received a grand assortment of many 5r styles In Ladies' Furs. And the quality and price must appeal to you. g H. J. LEONARD. H Try our Hash at 15c per can. We are Headquarters for Black Berries, from the North Woods. Our New Crop of Seal Brand Tea is now in. Finer than ever. ROBINSON EVERY WOMAN Sometimes ned3 a iHiable monthly regulating medietas DR. PEAL'S PENNYROYAL PILLS, Are picmpt. a&fe an J certain In resu't. The perm ute (Dr. Teal's) corer disajipuiDt. per box SoUihv U'. 1. HenodJert. ml do .(D DD SI NOW ARRIVING FOR THE FALL TRADE NEW DRESS GOODS. NEW VESTINGS FOR WAISTS. NEW GLOVES. fact everything new is coming in daily. OUR STOCK CROW FOR THE NEXT DUTTERICK PATTERNS IN URSI sss & HUDSON DON'T Be Fooledi Take the genuine, original ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA Made only by Madison MedU cine Co.. Madison, Wis. It keep you well. Our trade mark cut on each package. I'ric. 35 cents. Nver aolr In bulk. Accept ri subst f.tio.ioi tute. AsV your 4iti(gUU now FEW DAYS A. STOCK.