for ages three to
eight years that
HOT WEATHER SUITS
. rami, no
50c to $2 00.
vest; of cool comfortable fabrics at
SEVENTEENTH YEAH.. NO.
HELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, JUNE 7, KKW.
WnOLE NO. 88(5.
Ballou Basket Works Has Chang
ed its Name.
Will Hereafter be Known n the lil-
lou ManurarturliiR Co. lnrreuwcd
It Capital to !M0.000.
On Tuesday morning of this week the
corporation known as the Ballou Basket
works passed into the records of the past,
and iii its stead a new or amended corpo
ration springs into existence, to be known
as the Ballou Manufacturincr Co. The
change has been brought about by the ac
quiring of the right and title to the patent
known as the Demorest Cement Mixer
' The Ballou Basket works was a legally
incorporated corporation with a working
capital of about $50,000. With the ac
quirement of the patent to the new and
popular machine invented by M. J Dem-
or&5t, it became necessary to increase the
. -1 L- i
siock oi ine company io a certain
xtent and outside capital was allowed to
become interested in the same. W. W.
Hanchett, manager of C. L. King & Co .
of Holland. Mich., and E. E. Weed of E.
E Weed & Co. Douglass. Mich., both of
whom are engaged in the manufacture cf
basksts or fruit packages, being among:
the largest manufacturers of that kind in
the United States, have come forward and
taken $5000 apiece in stock and wanted
more if they could get it. Both have am
ple means and wide business experience
and will be connected with the new com
pany as directors.
M. E. Ballou of Becket, Mass.. has alsi
made an investment of several thousand
dollars in the company. W. D. Bailor,
however, retains the controlling interest in
the new company and as a firm believer
in the principles of advertising, has just
, contracted with F. C. Mathews, represent
ing the Curtis advertising company of De
troit, one of the leading advertising spec
ialists of the country, for a vigorous adver-
tising campaign, the cost of which will run
into the thousands.
New and up-to-date machinery is being
installed for the manufacture of the now
famous mixer, and the work of making
.the same will soon be in full force, as or
ders are already pouring in rapidly. W
B. Travis of this city, who is travelling in
the west in the interest of the Ballou Bas
ket works, sold one machine in three hours
he had heard of the deal and three
more during the past week, with the
assurance that if the machine proves sat
isfactory orders for not less than 1 3 more
will follow at once.
A. L. Marvin will represent the com
pany in eastern territory and every effort
will be made to push the business as rap
idly as possible. The company will con
tinue to make canvas cases and baskets
heretofore and the outlook seems espec
ially bright at this time. Should the con
cern outgrow its present capacity new
buildings may become necessary and Bel
ding will do well to keep her weather eye
on the Ballou Mfg. Co.
Stuokluielua Powder Mngnzliie
Is courting death more suddenly
but not more surely than neulertinr
kidney disorders. Foley's Kidney Cure
will cure a slight disorder in a few
days and its continued use will cure
the most obstinate cases. It has cured
many people of Hrljjht's disease and
diabetes, who were thought to he in
curable. If you have kidney or blad
der trouble, commence taking Foley's
Kidney Cure today, before it is too
late. VV. I. Benedict.
$3.50 SHOE 00
"Hates Lite's Wall Easy"
It's the downright case,
the free fun of walking
that makes "Once a Cross
ett, always a Crossett"
with men everywhere.
STARS SHONE BRIGHT
Dorir Chnptrr Kntertnlned VenuM o
tii'iittuii, Tuesday Evening.
Doric chapter O. E. S. entertained its
sister, Venus chapter of Grattan, Tuesday
evening in a purely social way and the
affair was a very pleasant and congenia
one. The fraternity of this city have been
under obligations to the Grattan chapter
in the entertainment line for some time
and they chose this opportunity to pay
the debt. About forty members from the
neighboring order were present and the
greetings were cordial and hearty, the en
tire evening being given up to social
amenities without the labors of chapter
At 8:30 o'clock the company was in
vited into the Forrester hall where the
ladies had arranged tables and covers
so that all could be seated at once, and an
elegant supper was served. A number of
gentlemen assisted the ladies as waiters.
At each plate star shaped programs with
colors of the order had been placed, con
taining the toasts. E. B. Lapham was
toastmaster and after a welcome song
was sung the following toasts and re
sponses were given in a very apt and wit
ty manner: Our Guests, Mrs. Eva Divine,
responded to by Mrs Hilton Watkins;
Our Order, Mrs. G. N. Foster: Our Broth
ers. Mrs. Mark Brown; Our Sisters, F. A.
Washburn; Fraternity, Mrs. J. I. Weeks.
A program under direction of Worthy
Matron Mrs. Divine was rendered in the
hall, consisting of instrumental and vocal
music and reading, in which W. B. Reed.
Mrs. Laura Wilbur, Mrs. D. Hoppough,
the Misses Imogene Ireland and Beatrice
Stanton, Miss Aliie Arnwine, Dr. Arm
strong and Mesdames J. E. Fergursonand
J. H. Armstrong took part.
It was a social success and formed an
other strong link in friendships chain.
All members of hoth orders. Ladies and
Sir Knights of the Modern Maccabees are
requested to mpet at Odd Fallow's hall on
Sunday June 10 at 9:45 a. m. for the
purpose or commemorating tne zom an
versary of the birth of the order.
Devotional exercses for this purpose
will be conducted at the Disciple church
at 10:30 am. W. S. Eddy, R. K.
CIILEY FOR SHERIFF
Boston Tow nwlilj) Mnn 1m fioliii; After
Elmer F. Cilleyof Boston township was
n the city Tuesday looking over the situ
ation in regard to his chances for securing
the nomination for sheriff of this county
and in an interview had with him he says
he is very much pleased with the outlook
and with his chances for securing the
Mr. Cilley is 43 years old and lives on
the farm where he was born and is a suc
cessful farmer and sheep raiser.
He says a number of his friends in the
county induced him to enter the race and
he is in to win if possible. Should he suc
ceed there is no question but he would fill
the office with credit.
Ml Wnmier' l'upll Itt-cltal.
Miss Jennie Wagner will give a pupilt'
recital at the Congregational church Fri-
ay evening June 15th beginning at eight
The following pupils will take part:
Misses Alice Slayton, Grace Ballou, Mar
guerite Lamb. Ruby Babcock, Florence
Fisher, Mary Kuhn, Imogene Ireland.
Gertrude Wilson, and Master Earl Ballou,
Miss Florence Wagner and Mr. George
Wagner will give the vocal numbers.
Those desiring to attend this recital
may obtain invitation programs at Foster,
Ritter and Foster's furniture store and at
Wortley &. French's drug store. Not
more than two programs will be given
any one person.
The program is as follows:
March. Duet. Bohm Misses Imocrene
Ireland and Marguerite Lamb.
Tarantelle, Deunee Miss Grace Bal
Melodie, Kussner Miss Alice Slayton.
'If 1 Were Kinc." Armitasre Mr.
Mirror Dance, Kern Master Earl Bal
lou. Waltz. Mignonne, Thoma Miss Ruby
Second Waltz, Durand Miss Margue
(a) Tarantella, (b) Allegro Vivo, Laerch
horn Misses Ruby Babcock and Jennie
"When Thou Art Near." Nevin Miss
Florence Wagner and Mr. George Wagner.
Cajolerie, Jackson Miss Mary Kuhn.
Saltarello, Gregh. 2 pianos Misses
Gertrude Wilson and Jennie Wagner.
Valse Gracieuse, Deunee Miss Flor
"May Day," Walthew Miss Florence
a) Reminiscense to Mendelssohn, (b)
Hungarian Rapsodie, Lou, 2 pianos
Misses Jennie Wagner and Imogene Ire
land. (a) Melodie from "Moon Moths," (b)
Aragonaire from Ballet "Le Cid," Kuss
ner Miss Gertrude Wilson,
Valse Brillante, Maszkowski Miss Imo
"Vocal Duet," Selected -Miss Florence
Wagner and Mr. George Wagner.
Galop Brillante, Gutmann, 2 pianos
Misses Imogeno Ireland and Florence
Banner Liners always bring IlcsulU J
ItcNtilt ot. People Demands to be
Tested on that Day,
All Who KeKlxterrd at the I-.Rt Kleo
tlon Will he KIlKlble to Vote
Other Cnu Only Look on.
On Tuesday next, June 12th, the quali
fied electors of the city of Belding will be
given their first opportunity to test the
workings of the new primary law which
was passed at the Jast session of the
legislature and it is earnestly hoped that
a full vote will be polled.
At this election the properly registered
and enrolled electors of all of the political
parties will meet for the purpose of voting
for the nomination of candidates for the
offices of Governor and Lieutenant Gov
ernor of Michigan. Also for the election
by all political parties of delegates to a
county convention to be held for the pur
pose of choosing delegates to a state con
vention for the nomination of candidates
for state offices. Both the republican
and democratic parties will be entitled to
six delegates from each one of the three
wards in the city. The voters will also
be asked to vote on the proposition to
nominate by direct vote candidates for
the offices of Governor and Lieutenaut-
Governor of all political parties.
At the same time the qualified and en
rolled voters of the Republican party will
be asked to vote on the proposition to
nominate by direct vote candidates for
the offices of Congressman from this dis
trict, senators and representatives in the
state legislature and the various county
officers in the county of Ionia.
Inasmuch as the delegates from each
ward to the county convention are to be
chosen at this election there would seem
to be no reason why any patriotic and
liberty loving person should not be pres
ent and exercise his right of franchise
The perpetuation of primary reform will
depend very'largely on the results to be
obtained on that day. Pick out your
men and vote for them at this time.
LUNCH AND SHOWER
Was Given MUs Spicer In Honor of
Her Mitrrlaue To lie.
On Wednesday evening a complimen
tary lunch was tendered Miss Katherine
Spicer by Miss Edna Wise, Mrs. Byron
Brown and Miss Lena McFarlane at the
home of Miss Wise. The rooms were
beautifully decorated with ferns and the
spacious porch where the young ladies
received, transformed into an ideal sum
mer parlor. The color scheme in the din
ing room, where covers were laid for ten
was green .and white, green and white
ibbons leading from the chandelier to
ach plate where rested a dainty heart
tierced by cupids dart, the centerpiece of
the table being a bouquet of crearrT roses
which reflected back their beauty from
the fairy lake upon which they rested.
An elegant lunch was served with Miss
Flossie Spicer and Marguerite Lamb as-
sting. The entertaining ladies proved
themselves adepts at. the art and the
function was one long to be remembered
by each guest present, especially the
bride-elect, who was literally and heartily
howered with good wishes, good will and
numerous and valuable remembrances of
a more material nature.
The following is the list of letters re
maining in the Belding postoffice June 4:
Mr. Ray Farry. Mr. P. D Freed more. W.
n. Miller. Mr. Kdd Sutton. Miss Mabel
Timmerson, Miss Bima M. West. Grace
Whitting, Nellie Wilson.
D. E. Wilson, P. M.
Grand Rapids Sunday June 17, rate 65
cents. Train will leave Belding at 10:22.
a. m. See posters or ask agents for par
ticulars. H. F. Moeller, G. P. A.
Lansing, rate 75 cents. Island Lake,
$1 50, Detroit $2.00, Sunday June 17.
Train will leave Belding at 7:10 a. m.
See posters or ask agents for particulars
H. F. Moeller, G. P. A.
Aftthma N nirc re r should Know Thin.
Foley's Honey and Tar has cured
many cases of asthma that were con
sidered hopeless. Mrs. Adolpb Hue
slnir, 701 West Third street, Daven
port, Iowa, writes: "A severe cold
contracted twelve years apo was neg
lected until It finally grew Into asth
ma. The best medical skill available
could not jjlve nic more than tempo
rary relief. Foley's Honey and Tar
was recommended and one fifty cent
iMittlc entirely cured me of asthma
which had lccn growing on mo for
twelve years, and If I had taken it at
the start I would have lccn saved
years of suffering."
Try Banner Liners, they always pay
GLEASON A' WINNER
HeldliiK Hoy Carries Off Honor at
II. S. Meet In St. John..
The fourth annual meet of the Central
Michigan Interscholastic association was
held in St. Johns last Saturday, and
proved one of the most interesting athletic
meets of the season. Belding was pres
ent and while our school was represented
by only three atheletes. The records
made by Belding boys were remarkable
and came near winning the honors of the
day, being defeated by only Z points by
the Lansing High school which was rep
resented by eight of its best atheletes.
The feature of the meet wa9 the re
markable success of Roy Gleason of this
city, who secured first place in every
event in which he entered. Fie was a
competitor in six events and carried off
first honors in all of them as follows:
Running broad jump, 20 feet; 200 yard
dash, 22 seconds: putting 12 lb. shot,
40 feet 3 inches; high jump, 5 feet 4
inches; 100 yard dash and pole vault
Fred Stanton captured first place in
the half mile run winning the same in the
remarkable and almost record breaking
time of two minutes and 15 seconds.
Stanton also won second place in the
quarter mile dash and third place in the
hammer throwing contest.
Melvin Wagner did some fine work but
was a little outclassed and failed to land
any points for the Belding high schocl.
Gleason was the hero of the day, having
30 out of 39 points won by the local
team to his credit. By a mistake in the
announcement he failed to. get into the
hurdle race, one of his strong points, or
the victory of the meet would certainly
have rested on Belding's shoulders.
The scores of the various schools inter
ested were as follows: Lansing, 42:
Belding, 39; St. Johns, 20; Ovid, 53 ;
Maple Rapids, 1.
It was one of the most auspicious field
days ever held under the auspices of the
Central Michigan Interscholastfc associa
tion. Nearly 50 athletes participated in
the events. Spectators from every city
the meet attended, and the park
grounds were gay with many colors.
EI). HIKER IS DEAD
Popular lleldliiic Man Panned A way
Last Monday night, as the last hur of
the day was passing the spirit of Ed. Rik
er, the whole-souled, genial and trustwor
thy night watchman, who for the past 12
years has so carefully looked after the
interest of our citizens, while they were
sleeping, crossed thedark valley of the
shadow of death, and penetrated the mys
teries tf the great beyond, after an illness
of several weeks' duration from that
distressing ailment, bright's disease.
Mr. Riker had been a resident of this
city and vicinity for the past 44 years
having been born in Orleans, and held a
warm spot in the hearts of all of our citi
zens. He was 44 years old and leaves
to mourn his departure a wife and six
children, all of whom will miss his coun
sel and advice. The children are, John of
Greenville. Levi. May, Rose, Addo and
Royal of this city.
The funeral was held at his late home
this morning at 10:30, Rev. J. W. Shee-
han officiating and the remains were laid
to rest in River Ridge cemetery, where
they were accompanied by a large num
ber of his friends, who went there to show
their sympathy to the bereaved family,
and their deep sorrow at the loss of such
a genial and respected fellow citizen.
Mr. Riker carried a $2,000 policy in
the Modern Woodman of which order he
was a member, and the members at
tended the funeral in a body. The Beld
ing fire department also attended in a
body. As a mark of the respect in which
he was held in the .city. Mayor Spicer
issued a proclamation closing all places of
business during the hour of the funeral.
There were many floral offerings from
friends and the order to which he be
longed and the business men contributed
a beautiful floral piece.
I. loyt Walker.
The marriage of Denne Lloyd and Miss
Beulah May Walker occurred Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock. The bride and
groom called at the residence of the mag
istrate, E. B. Lapham, when the cere
mony was pronounced that made them
husband and wife.
The couple will continue to reside in
Belding. Mr. Lloyd is in the employ of
O. F. Webster and his bride has recently
been in the employ of the Belding Bros.
&. Co. Their friends congratulate Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd.
When applied and covered with a
hot cloth I'ine salve acta like a poul
tice. Best for burns, bruises, ftolls,
eczema, skin diseases, etc. Sold by
City School Census Is now Com
There are now H'Hl Children of School
Hue-nistrlc t Will Draw Uood
Hunch of I'rlmary School Money.
Z. W. Gooding has finished taking the
census of the school district comprising
the city of Belding, and finds that there
are 826 children in this city of school age,
and on which the district is entitled to
draw public money from the primary
school fund. There is an increase of
twenty-five over the census report of one
The primary school fund to be apportion
ed throughout the state has been given a
big boost this year by the payment into
the state treasury of the railroad taxes
that were held up for several years, and
the per capita is about $12 per scholar.
This means that about $ 1 0,000 will come
into the district from this source, which is
to be used in the teachers wages fund.
' Mr. Gooding said there was a slight fall
ing off of the number of scholars in the
second ward but an increase in the first
and third wards.
The steady increase in the number of
school children in the city emphasizes the
fact that it is the part of wisdom when
building new school houses to build good
ones and sufficiently large and commodi
ous to provide for the future needs and
A hundred years ago the best phy
sician would plve you a medicine for
your heart without stopping to con
sider what effect It might have on the
liver. Even to this good day coujjh
and cold medicines invariably bind
the bowels. - This U wrong. Bee's
Laxative Cough syrup with Honey and
Tar acts on the bowels drives out the
cold clears out the head, relieves all
coughs, cleanses and strengthens the
mucous membranes of the throat and
chest, lungs and bronchial tubes. Sold
by Connell Bros.
Corrected eachweek. on. Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Flour, per cwt 2 (H)
Beans 1 .10
Hay, Loose per ton 7 00vtS oo
Hay, bailed, " " 7 f0
Apples, per bushel 1 00
Cattle-live . .0(.e4 Ml
Cattle-dreseed "AHar, f0
Hogs-alive f 00
Hogs dressed M 00
White Shirt Waists
AUK IX GREAT DEMAND. We are in position to supply your
wants in this line. We have a very larc ihowin of these
o;oods at popular prices.
Waists at $1.00 to $5.00
Suits at - $1.00 to $10.00
Spring Coats Must be Closed Out
Special Prices on Ladies Skirts
Special Prices on Muslin Underwear
Man' new goods arriving everyday. We are continually working
to the end that this may be undoubtedly the best place to trade in
iMMfcMMBiMB . 1
Thousands of mn walk around with Oxfords slipping
at the heel, to lose In the shank and unfitting Insteps.
They feel like "all feet" and look it.
OUR OXFORDS FIT
We think we are showing the best Oxferd on the
market. We haye the style that are new. The man
who buys Oxfords here will wear COKKECT OXFOKDS.
City Shoe Store
Who wants to wear handsome shoes can be satis
fied here for little money
The styles are just right and Include efory freak
of fashion that is fouud In the high priced shoes.
A choice of Patknt Colt, Vici Kin, Velouu
Calf, Gun Metal CAif and Buz Calf leathers.
Come in Mr. Good Dresser
and see them. -
Cn Id wards
Cash or Credit. Best
LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
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