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v . 7 TCTT TP DING A ' FIFTEENTH YEAR. NO. 17 BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1903. WHOLE NO. 749 t ATTEMPTED HOLD UP Miss lltliel Forclyco Followed By Stranger Pay NlIit. And Doinnndcil Her Money-Krreuuii Frluhtcni'd Him Away. From Saturday's l'.annor. Kthel Fordyce a most estimable young lady who is employed 1q one of the silk mills, had an experience Thursday evening which she does not care to again encounter and it was only through her nerve and self pos session that she still retains her hard earned cash. Miss Fordyce who loards with Mrs. Susie Harrington in the Heldingaddi tion, got her check cashed at the Hank atter supper and about eight o'clock started for home, while cross ing the upper bridge, she noticed a couple of men standing there whom she did not like the looks of and hur ried by them One of the fellows fol lowed her and ordered her to stop as he wanted to speak to her, this she refused to do and hurried along fast er to keep out of his reach, which she succeeded in doing, but with great dilliculty, lie then demanded her money and said he wanted it at once, by this time she was running as fast as she could and called loudly to Mrs Lee, while near her house to come to her assistance this frightened the miscreant away and he ran olT into the darkness. On reaching her boarding place she was so overcome by fright it was some time before she could relate her trying experience. She sa d the fellow was a heavy set man and fairly well dressed and thinks she could identify him if he could be caught, but there is no clue for the ollicers to work upon. IN' HONOR OF Miss CAIl.MAX A Surprlne Was (tlven Her at I'd. Helding'. From S ilimlay's llanmr. Mrs. lOd ward Helding is the success ful teacher of a iarge class of girls in the M. K. Sunday school an 1 shefave thein a good time at her home on Hroas St. last night. it was planned so that in reality it served as a surprise farewell recep tion to Miss Jessie Carman, one of the members win) is about to leave the city when her parents move to their new Charge. Mrs. Holding is a fine hostess and made it very pleasant for all, games were indulged in and line refresh ments served In behalf of the company Miss Mabel Patterson presented Jessie with a beautiful souvenir spoon with her name engraved upon it, which she will ever hold in remembrance of her many friends in Helding. t'l.O-iK SIIOOTINO A J miner Front Warship Wan In the C ity. From Monday's Ilanner. L L Holmes and wife entertained Mr. and Mrs (J rove Hallard of Grand ltapids Saturday. Mr. Hallard is a gunner on the bat tleship Kearsarge and is home on a furlough taking advantage of the latter opportunity to get married and also make a yisit here. He has been in the navy since his 14th year, and until recently has been aboard the Alabama. Shortly before leaving Hrooklyu where the Hag ship Kear- sarge is now lying, he was testing his V, inch gun while the warship was running 8 knots an hour and fired 1( shots In lit minutes at a target in the sea a mile and a qu irtcr away, strik ing it l." times in Miccession Mr. Hallard has become an expert gunner and the men under him are well dis ciplined. Wllwon-Iteaton. From Monday's Ilanner. A quiet wedding was eolemized on Saturday evening last, at 8 o'clock at the home of William Howies, when J. I). Hutler spoke the words that join ed together in the holy bonds of mat rimony, Mr. Allen Wilson, of thiscity and Miss Anna Heaton, of Alpena. Hoth arc well known in this city and will have the well wishes of their large number of friends They will reside for the present at the home of Mr. Howies on the North side. $.'M- to Chicago. Leave Holland daily at 9 a. in. and 5) p. m. Leave Ottawa Beach daily at Id a. m., and II p. tn. Heturning ntratners leave Chicago dally at iW) a. in , and 8:4. p. in., making close connections at Ottawa Beach with the Fere Marquette My. trains to and from all Central tmd Northern MIchi - gan The Grham & Morton Trans. Co. Tin: hall touhnamfnt Eleven Kntrli'M Made Hucccni A enured. Three Dny'n of Fun. From Tuesday 'h Ilanner. Ellis l'ark will be a very lively place for three days beginning Thurs day of this week and continuing through Saturday. Arrangements have been completed by the association for two fine games each day and there should be a large attendance present to witness the contests. Eleven entries of good teams have been made to contest for the prizes &0and $- in gold. Greenville, Ionia Giants, Orleans Giants, Wood's Cor ners, Coral, Holding, Orleans Center, 'ewamo' Viekery vlllc, Lake Odessa and Portland. The management is to be congratulated on arranging this event and the grounds should be liber ally patronized. Admission to each game 2" cents ladies l"i cents, children 10 cents. 1 1 CHC II STAHTKI 'roe Metliodlntn nre l'unhliiu; Their Now One. "rom Wednesday's Ilanner. The Free Methodist denomination are right in the midst of church build ing and they are Intending to have a very pretty and substantial structure read' for holding services before snow Hies if possible. The foundation walls are already laid and workman are now very busy manufacturing stone blocks with which to enclose it. The olllcials of the church society decided after carefully comparing the cost to builr" cement and a machine for the purpose of molding them into the right dimensions was secured. The 'blocks are 4x20 inches and 4 inches in thickness, the cost to manu facture them is 7 cents a piece and lev. Da Foe has figured out that the expenses win be considerably less than if built with brick. Their build ing will have the distinction of being the first in the city to be constructed of cement and its completion will be watched with interest. (M.OSF.O TUESDAY Have Had Sueeennful Mei'tlns Dele gate Visited Silk Mill. From Tuesday's Ilanner. fnc Association, of OongreiVttior.al churches and ministers will ciose its lalors tonight with a windup meeting at the church, a missionary address will be delivered by Uev.W.lI. Found. There have been 4" delegates pres ent and the sessions of the associa tions have been very interesting and helpful indeed. The program as publihed yester day was carried out, the papers and discussions which followed on differ ent topics were spirited and entered into with earnestness and zeal. 'The Hoy Problem" being one of the subjects that brought out many strong points and provoked a lively discussion. This afternoon the delegates in a body were shown through the silk mills and expressed wonder and amazement at the extensive business carried on, they were much pleased with the courtesies shown them, and will always have a warm place in their hearts for the Silk City. Valuable IIoou Died From Saturday's r?annr. Blood poiKon on Friday killed the $2,o0 stock horse owned by a syndi cate of gentlemen in this vicinity Since being brought into this neigh borhood a couple of years ago, the horse has been in chariro of L. B. Strublc. It was a remarkably pretty Imported animal with an A No. 1 pedigree. Among the stockholders who lose their investment are L. N Olrastead, Frank Whitney, A. C. Hayes, II. K. Powell, A. T. Hoot, Arthur Knann. Lerov Smith. Lee Spaulding, Albert Smith. Muir Tri bune. Made a Trade. From Wednesday's Ilanner. W. r. Urlekerwent to Gowan yes terday on a business trip and while there, made a deal with E. Neilson of that village by which the buildings occupied by Hays Bros, saloon and Cogswell, s restaurant in this city le come the property of Mr. Neilson, of Gowan, and three store?, a hotel and a stock of goods, formerly the proper ty of Mr. Neilson, become the proper ty of Mr. Bricker. Mr. Bricker is a hustling real estate dealer and handles a great many dif ferent pieces of property in the course of a year, we understand that he will run the store at Gowan, at lea for the present. A t.oy I.Htrr. would not, interest you If you re looking for a guaranteed Salvo for Sore?, Burns or Piles. Otto Dodd, of Ponder.M o , writer: I suffered with inn uey sore for a year, but a box of ; Buckleo s Arniea Salve cured Buckleo's Arniea It a tho lest Salvo on earth. Connell Bros'. Drug Store. ;i."c at C. E. CONVENTION For loniii County Hero Will bo Held In Coiiureuatlonal Church Oet. :ird. and 1th. From Friday's Ilanner. The Ionia County Christian Endeav or Convention will be held in thiscity Saturday and Sunday Oct. 3rd. and 4th. A large attendance from all parts of the county is expected and the local committees are completing arrangements to give the delegates a cordial welcome and hospitable enter tainment. All C. E's in the city should put forth an extra effort to at tend the meetings and help make the convention a grand success. There will be two sessions Satur day and three on Sunday, an exceed ingly fine programme has been pre pared. Superintendent E. N. Pitkin will give the address of greeting and the response will be given by Mrs. John McLenan, county president of the C. , of Ionia. Others who are on the programme for addresses are vV. II. McPherson, W. B. Taylor, Ionia; 1 E. Bauer, Stanton; W. II. Kindred, Belding; Miss Alice Beckwith, Ionia; Me v. C. Mendenhall, Mrs. I). Z. Brooks, Ionia and F. W. Chamberlain, state presi dent, Detroit. IS NOT AFltAID Hint Taxes Will He Any Illieher In (JreenvIIIe. roin Friday's Ilanner. Greenville assessment rolls haye re turned from the state tax commission with the figures raised 44 per cent on a horizontal scale affecting alike all assessments. This will make no dif ference in local taxes as the result will be merely a reduction of the rate per cent.; and if all county assess ments are raised 44 per cent, or will average that, it will not increase the amount paid for county taxes; and so with state taxes. It alL. depends whether ttic .raic of as8e.esmenW-4 uniform whether Greenville pays more or less county or state taxes. Otherwise the 41 per cent increase will make no difference. Independ ent. Ilouuht Abhby Farm. From Friday's Ilanner. Mayor Bricker made a deal with Chas. G. Ashby. whereby he purchas ed the latter's farm of 100 acres at Long Lake. For some time Mr. Ashby has offer ed it for sale, his health being such that he has been unable to work it as it should be. It has a large frontage on the banks of that fine body of water and contains a number of sites for excellent summer resorts. In the deal Mr. Ashby takes one of Mr. Brickei's Bridge street tenament houses, the one adjoining his own residence and will soon occupy it. Mr Bricker will improve his new purchase by working it and also fit up grounds along the lake shore for sum mer resort purposes. Serious Runaway. From Saturday's Ilanner. Mrs. Win, K. Clute wife of Pros. Att'y Clute, her son Donald and Mrs, M. .1. Leiter who were out riding In Ionia yesterday were thrown from the carriage and all three were very bad ly injured. A shaft bolt came out lettinir the thills down on the horses heels which frightened the animal into a run, it became unmanageable and the rig struck a telephone pole throwing the occupants out. They were all rendered unconscious in the fearful mix up and the son and Mrs. Leiter are in a critical condition. Will Meet Here. From Wednesday's Ilanner. Through the efforts of Dr. J. II. Armstrong President, and Dr. Geo. F. Smith Secretary of the Central Michigan Dental Association the fall convention will be held in this city on Nov. 11th. Eminent men in the den tal profession from Chicago and De troit will le present and a big ban quet will l)e given at Hotel Belding. This city is fast Incoming noted as a convention city as the facilities for entertainment are first class in every respect. Mary Jennings, N. Yamhill, Oretron could not iret along without Mocky Mountain Tea. Makes women etrontr and beautiful. Keeps them well. 35 cents. llroiicnltlft Tor Twenty Yer, Mrs. Minerva Smith, of Danville, III., writes: "I had bronchitis for twtnty years and ucver got relief un tU I used r oley s Honey anil larwnich is a sure cure. W.I.Benedict. OOOD FOOT1JAI.I. TKAM Ileldlnu has one ov l or the Fall and Winter .nnie. From Monday's Ilanner. Money has been raise:1, by subscrip tion to equip and operato an up-to- date football team in Belding and a bunch of seventeen husky, young fel lows have placed themselves in readi ness to take any position assigned to them In that strenuous game. The boys style themselves the Independ ent Football Team, of Belding and ex pect to be able to put up the real article of football in the near future. It is hoped be able to put on some good games in this city in the near future and give our citizens a chance to see the real article played here in this city before the weather gets too cold lor them to witness it, The following is the line up as given us by one of the team and em braces a bunch of players that will average !. pounus, anu neavy enough to make a good showing on the gridiron: Center Moy Gooding. Guards Bignell and lllggins. Tackles Underwood and Olds. Ends John Wagner and Al Wright. Half Backs Clayton Chapman and Clarence Tanner. Quarter Back Carl Drummond. The boys have been doing some hard practice lately and will doubtless bt able to put on some games in the city in the near future that will enable our citizens to see the calibre of their makeup. DFt-'IDKD TO Hl'Il.D. Church of Chrlt Deseiple avIII Krect Church in the Near Future. From Wednesday's Ilanner. At a meeting of the buiMing com mittee of the Christian church held in this city last night, it was decided to build a church of that denomination in this city in the near future and a goodly number of the members wen; present at the meeting. The meet- was held at the home of Mev. W. II. Kindred, pastor of the church in this city and the matter will be looked after as soon as the committee from the state society can come here and look the matter up. . Just what style of. k the, so ciety wirrbn i Inhere T yA'ji . U c m determined, out orou.ioiv a vei v mm stancial structure will be erected won in. UK i:im:o (jeriuan ( oaeh Horse Ownu Here Wore it Away From the Fair. From Monday's Ilanner. The German Coach Horse which U owned by a syndicate of gentlemen in this city and vicinity of which E. II. Wilson is president andO. E. Webster secretary, was awarded the nine rib bon by the committee as excelling in every po .t the other competitors for the priz: The a .mal is a beautiful black and attract-- much attention wherever he wa exhibited. Another was in competition, having been brought here from Lafayette, Ind. Iluxlnens Change. From Monday's Ilanner. M Z. Lawrence embarked in busi ness again today. He has purchased a portion of the J. W. Cooper stock of agricultural implements and will do business at the present location. Mr. Lawrence understands the farm and what is needed in the way of ma chinery to run one successfully and will devote his time to the busine exclusively. Mr. Cooner will still continue to sell carriages, the deal with Mr. Law rence not including that branch of the business. Crlbh-KHkelly. A large number of Spencer Cribb's friends in this city did not suspect that he was to be married so soon, but it is hard to tell what a fellow will do now days. "Spencer V. Cribb and Anna G. Kilkclly were married last Wednesday morning by lie v. Er. Auer. Mr. Cribb is a brother of the late Blanche Cribb, and is an expert carv er in the employ of the Mamsey-Alton Co. Miss Kilkclly comes from Al pena. The couple are keeping house in the James Decker house." Port land Meylcw. Niive Two From Dentli. 'Our llttlo daughter had an almost fatal attack of whooplne cousrh and bronchitis," writes Mrs. W K. Havl Hod. of Armonk, N. YM "but, when all other remedies failed, we saved her life with Dr. King's New DUcovery. Our niece, who had consumption in an advanced stage, also used this wonder ful medicine and to-day the is perfect ly well." Desperate throat. and inner diseases yield to Dr. Kings New Dis-: eovery as to no other medicine on ! earth. Infallible for Coughs and Colds. 60c and $1.00 bottles guaranteed by Connell Bros. Foleo's Honey and Tar cures coughs and colds and jn-events pneumodia. Take no substitutes. W. 1. Benedict, i the new pastor Conference Appointed W. Slieean. Kev. .1. Itev A. O Carman (Joes to Homer Other Appointment. From Tuesday's Ilanner. The Methodist Episcopal Confer ence which has leen in session for ten days in Jackson, has completed its work and the appointments were read Monday afternoon. A reMilution to fix the time limit at which a minister may occupy a charge for three years, as formerly was the custom and law was promptly voted down. In the election of lay delegates to the General Conference, Dr. I. S. Morris of this city was among the few favored ones to receive that honor. He goes to Los Angeles next May. One of the features of the confer ence sessions has been the spirit of fraternity shown by other denomina tions, but the most remarkable ex ample of the good feeling was evinced Sunday evening when Mev. W. M. Puller, of the First Methodist Episco pal church, Kalamazoo, preached in St Paul's Episcopal chuich and not only occupied the pulpit but walked in processional clad in the full vest ments of an Episcopal clergyman. Mev. A. O. Carman goes to Homer in the Albion district. The new minister for thiscity, Mev. J W. Sheean is said to be a young man full of life and energy and with all a line speaker. Ot her appointments in this vicinity are Presiding Elder Louis De La marter: Berlin, N. W. Weston; Eagle, John Close; Hubbardston, D. M. Ward; Ionia, M. L. Fox; Lyons, II. E. Wylie: Orange, A. E North; Orleans, J. W Duel; Palo. J. C. Deitrick; Perrington, O. J. Golden. A Cure for Dyepcpoiit. I had Dyspepsia in its worst form and felt miserable, most all tho time. Did not enjoy eating until after I used Kb ciol I)y-pepsla4Cure which has com T. ilTl'; i -V'lVfirM me.r-Mre. WWW Savior.' t-iength, ii'Tvou-ness, headache, cons tip.it ion, bad breath, t-our risings, in digestion dyspepsia and all stomach troubles are quickly cured by the use of Kodol. Kodol represents the natur al juices of digestion combined with ti e gieut.'.-t. kno vn tonic and recon structive properties It cloansts. purities nnd sweetens tho stomach Sold by W. I. Benedict. Only one remedy in the world that will at once, stop itchiness of the skin in any part of tho h)dv. Doan's Oint ment, At any drug store, f() cents. Saturday, Oct. Tn7fcn a r BLACK UIDEES mim MGHTGOWNi On this i hit t; wo will sell bratrd SOROSIS UNDERSKIRTS a: TIKI Thr Till! The. On this $1.25 Skirt at l.r() Skirt at 2.00 Skirt at :UX Skirt at ajmmmfflwmmafflmmmtwfflmiig Swell Neyv Shirt Waists for Fall and yiiiter. Ladies' New Style Raglan Rain Now That Cooler Veather Has Come Again and Lemonade Is In Disfavor We Call Your Attention to our Tea and Coffee Dep'fc SEfVIs 5 RAND COFFEE Is the Bpex of perfection in the coffee world. SEVk FJRftND TEA has no equal at the price We have reason tb feel proud of our Tea and Coffee Business and haye the satisfaction of knowing that every month It grows in vol ume, which Is cnde&co of its superiority over all others, if you have not used it, try It, it costs no more than inferior brands. - it " mini nrtni.'i.'i.' . ' ' THECOFFElvr-Us. EVERY WOiViAM BomeMmes nedi a r-lip.b'.e monthly regulating modulus, DR. PEAL'S PENNYROYAL piLLS, Are prompt, nafe and certain In result. The penu in? (Dr. TeaPs) nerer disappoint. l.0O pr box Salil !v U'. . MiecMt-f . THIS WEEK We Will Give a Great OA7 LADIBS' AND LADIUS9 the cele ; follows: !)8e SI. 22 2.51) We will sell: f0e Kight ltohes at 41 e 85e XiKht Rohes at 7'.)c $1 .00 Night Rohes at Tfic 1.25 Night Roh'es at $1.00 1.50 Night Rohes at 1.1 V date our stock of Ladies and Children's he on exhihition and spur "ml exhibit ion Co cits. Trade with us and get those Pretty Dishes. H.J. feeonard yowT Se Fooled! 1 ake the genuine, original ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA Mode only by Madlgon Medl tine Co.. Madison. Wis. It keeps you wtll. Our trad rrark cut on each package. Price, 35 cent. Naver aol In bulk. Acccrt no aubtt Ttoo tutc. As your -!-uUU 3rd, KIET Coats and Jackets will given to sales. SALE It,.