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BEIDINy- BANNER. COME IN AND LEARN trv on a few what the cor rect new styles arc of the new 0a suits at BELDING, MICH., DHUBSDAY. MARCH 7, 19Q7. WHOLE NO. 925. EIGHTEENTH YEAR. NO. 39. ELECTION DAY DRAWS NEAR Only Four Weeks More In which to Select tlio Candidates. Who Shall Yfm IUve lUprewnto tlve In the City UoTerntuent for ' the Ensuing Year. The annual city election will be held in thi city on Monday, April first, and iU close proximity requires that our citizens begin at ence to think and talk oter avail able and proper men for the positions to be filled on that date. The city officers to be elected on that date are mayor, clerk, treasurer, school inspector, and justice of the peace for full term. In the various wards, supervisor, al derman, constable and two inspectors of Wtinn arm tn hm elected. In the First Ward successors must be elected to sue. ceed F. L Spencer as supervisor, E. E. Hudson as Alderman, Frank Darling as constable and Art Foss and Frank Klock as inspectors of election. In the Second Ward the voters will be called upon to select successors to Jos. T. Cupid Caper. Last Saturday morning Mist Bessie Shaffer and George Loorais of this city went to Ionia on the 10:38 train acoom- panied by Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Taft. In I the evening when they returned to this city they came back as Mr. and Mrs. George Loomis. The ceremony which united the happy couple took place at the j home of the bride's brother. Will Shaffer, of that citv. Rev. I. Cogshall of the M, E. church performing the ceremnony. They were attended at the altar by M.r. and Mrs. Taft and a .happy thought in connection with the affair is found in the i fact that Mr. and Mrs. Taft were at tended by them at the time of their cere mony several months ago. GOES TO FARMING DAVID H. M'NITT Early Pioneer Paeeed Away Lat 8at urday-Wai Well Known Citizen. George E. Stout After Many Years I Shop Life Turn to the Plow. Angell aa supervisor. George Putnam as nUd with a fjnf roU top desk just alderman. Ed. Riker as constable and 0. th. time whin h. was aboutto leave t Traub as inspectors of Last Thursday night George E. Stout who for the past sixteen years has been a faithful employe in the Belding Bros & Co's. silk mill No. 1 most of the time a foreman, severed hie connection with that company and this week leaves for Stan- wood where he will turn his attention to farming in the future. As an evidence of the good will and appreciation in which he was held by the company and his subordinates, he was at the shop for the last time. The gut came entirely unexpected to Mr. Stout and, he was so overcome by emotion that he could scarcely find words to express his appre ciation ef the handsome present. Last Tuesday evening the Knights of Pvth'as, with whom he has long been a faithful and respected member, gave him a farewell reception at their hall which was largely attended. During the , pro- Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o clock, at the home of his son, Fred, in Otisco, David H. McNitt passed to his final rest having reached the age of 77 years. 1 1 mcnths and 25 days. Mr. McNitt came to this county about forty years ago and has resided in this vicinity ever since, spending the declining portion of his years with his son, Fred. His wife by whose side he was laid departed this life about 17 years ago. Mr. McNitt was the father of 1 1 child ren all but one of whom survive him and all but two of the living children were in attendance at the last sad rites for their respected father. Their names are as follows: Mrs. Jessie Smith of Orleans, Mrs. John Luscombe of Eureka. Frank McNitt of Gratiot county, Mrs. George Crane of Greenville, Mark McNitt of this city, Mrs. Sanford Holcomb of Mt Plea sant, Mrs. Will Mills of Bushnell, Mrs. Gee. Tebbells of Smyrna, Fred McNitt of Otisco and Joe McNitt of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral was held at the home of his son, Fred, Monday at 1 :00 o clock Rev. J. W. Sheehan speaking words of comfort to the bereaved ones and the body was laid to rest in the Otisco cemetery. Stricken with Faralysls. 0. J. Wheeler, who two. weeks ago moved to a farm one mile south of Camp bells Corners, was stricken last Thursday with paralysis and suffered a second stroke on Sunday, and has lost the use of his left side, which disability his physician ... . 4. t- . says will De permanent..; ror iweive hours he could not speak. His many friends here will be sorry to learn of his misfortune Rose City Review. Mr. Wheeler formerly lived here en gaging in the well driving business and was a good citizen. . ( X THE TALE 0$ A DOG r.l erullar Predicament af a Scotch Ool ite Precipitate ar Law Suit. prised when George W. Moulton. on be half of the lodge, presented him in a few well chosen words with a fine gold watch A. Dav and A election. In the'Third Ward the resident voters will be expected to choose successors to Romaine Robinson (appointed supervisor). George E. Stout. Alderman, Fred A. Bush (appointed constable), and Fred A. Bush and Ernest S. Chase as election inspec tors. The selection of good men to fill the L l ..Jinv 1 ft imf IC vacancies wnicn occur sow.uu.k - . fK- ,a.tin,r h. Acrxm tur in immrunt factor in the erowth and . . . , prosperity of our city and it is up to the voters of Belding to place in Domination men who are well qualified for the various positions at stake. The citv officers whoseterms of office expire with the next election and who were elected to the various offices last year were mayor, W. C. Spicer; clerk; William E. Fisher: treasurer. W. Lee Cusser; school inspecto'r, Bert Gregg and justice of the peace, Embree B. Lapham. These gentlemen have filled the positions entrusted to them with honor and ability and are worthy of further confidence at tha hand of the electors of this city. As to the wards the removal of some of the officers from the ward and city will The Sunny south nucafttitat the selection of new men to A treat is in store for those who visit take their places. Just what the various the opera house Monday evening, March wards propose to do we are not prepared u Uh. when Rockwell's New Sunny South' eloquent and telling tn state, but the Banner hopes to see Co. will aoDear. Thus com Dan v is made up of twenty-fiye high class colored people, each and everyone an expert in tDecialitv work, including the sweetest singers and best dancers before the American public. They recently ap peared in Rome, N. Y., and the Daily Sentinel of that city of Nov. 27, 1906 says: The attraction at the Abbott last evening was Rockwell's Sunny South ComDanv. which drew a crowded house. filling all standing room. The company carries a good band and a fine orchestra and includes among it members some (rood sincere and dancers. The olio con FOR PROHIBITION Meeting to lie Held In si. K. Church -.las. II. Wortentfjrk Will Speak. The probitionists will open the cam paign in this city on Tuesday evening March 12, with a meeting in the Central Methodist church with Jas. H. Worten- dyke of California as the speaker. The state and county committee have decided to make a yigorous campaign from now until the election is over for the prohibition ad again he was overcome by his pany ana me spwuer m me gue emotions, but managed to recover himself obtainable have been secured for this sufficient to tell the boy how much he work in Michigan. aDDreciated this testimonial of their es- While they do not expect to elect any of mnA k.t Hrvr h went he the candidates on the state, county or wgsui .tin k.jbv .w. - - I would still hold a warm spot in his heart congressional tickets yet they are antici v,:- n.M;nrin Dating a larger gam in voted ana a cor- I vl til uhimi( a.iv..w. l Mr. Stout has been a member of the responding gain m the sentiments favoa lie a a. t council for the past two yeara and as Die to tne principle or pronioiuon or we nrh ha. made himself a record worthy of trafficQ Mr. Wortendyke is a very himself. The Banner joins with his many friends in wishing him success in his new home on the farm. earnest and forceful speaker. Rev. Vv. M. Robinson of San Marcas, Cal.. says of him. "He stands for clean politics and clean legislation he is certainly a master in presenting the arguments of his cause, he is logical and convincing. The clos ing appeal to vote was most convincing, every office from mayor to constable filled with men worthv of the trust be-! stowed upon them. Itouht the llrnedtct Farm. Archie B Chickering and his parents, Emory Chickering and wife, have bought the Milton Benedict farm in Orleans which consists of one hundred and forty acres the consideration for the farm being $5,500. Archie paid $3,500 in cash Mr. Benedict taking a mortgage back on one hundred acres for $2,000, leaving forty acres of the larm where the buildings are located free of incumbrance. The farm is one of the best in Orleans township and there is a quantity of fine timber still atamlinir which is auite valuable. Mr. Ileal Ketate Tranefer. Karl R. Gilbert to Reed Gilbert part of lot 12. block 7, North Park addition. Bel ding: $1 etc Fred Olds to John T. Schenden, 40 acres, sec. 11, Keene; $2,400. Ataheus G. Snell to Nelson and Glen- dora Wright. 90 acres, sections 13 and 24 Keene; $3,600. Wm. F. Sandell to George Rhodes, lot 85, Broas third addition, Belding; $1,000 Eliza 'Grondine to Elizabeth M. Laner west half of lot 99, Broas' second addi sists of eight high-class acts, each one of tion, Belding; $800 which were well received. For its ad- W. F. Bricker to Calvin Cutshaw. lot vertised features, fun. melody and danc- 25, Bricker Park, Long Lake; $50. ing, the show was the best that has ap- I . Ill.it ! 1 tU. Benedict hasn't made up his mind what P"fBU "V nest "coon snow tnat nas Deen in nomo he will do but thinks he will purchase another farm if he does not come to this city and locate. i Are your J ! Feet in a trap ! within the writer's knowledge. r I Some men blunder alone with their unhappy feet In 111 fitting, unsightly shoes. The wUe ones wear Because it "MAKE LIFE'S WALK EASY' $3.50, $4, $5. Let us show you. .1 AMUSEMENT S Th tt Itare Treat. That rare treat which the Baptist young people have in store for the people of Bel ding and vicinity on Tuesday evening, March 19. will certainly appear at the opera house on that date. It is the Kala mazoo College Glee and Mandolin clubs composed of twenty-three young men. Fred Pinkham, well known here and a student in the college, being one of them. The entertainment consists of spirited col lege songs, instrumental and vocal solos, male quartette and choruses the whole making a rare musical treat. They have given great satisfaction wherever they have appeared Admission 25 and 35 cents, tickets may be seeured at Pierce's grocery store and reserved seats will be on aale at Hotel Belding after March 12. Willis J. Cobb to Albert Godfrey and Minnie Godfrey, lot 43. Broas' second addition, Belding: $1,800 Louis L. Holmes to Sylvester S. Smith lot 9. block 2. North Park addition, Bel ding; $700. Ella Holmes to Sylvester S. Smith west half of lots 1 and 2. block 4, North Park addition, Belding; $800. John W. Kolp to French W. Arnold, lot 13, block 7, North Park addition, Belding $800. Appreciated the favors. Lee Moore, who had to submit to a operation for appendicitis some time ago wishes us to announce through the columns of this paper his appreciation of the kindness of his friends in mill No. and also to his brother Masons for thei kindly assistance in a financial and other ways during the severe sickness and slow recovery to which he has so long been subjected. Such kindly acts cannot fail to make one appreciate the fact that it a good thing to dwell among such kindly surroundings. The Troubadours Cemlna. The committee of the M. E. lecture course have arranged to put in an extra number in their popular course of amuse ments and for that purpose have secured the Troubadours with Miss Emily Murray as reader who makes a specialty in read ings from "Silas Marner. The date is est for March 30 end the attraction is one of the very best Too much cannot be said in praise of the company. The One day last summer or fall Miohael Zahm lost a fine Scotch Collie. It was a good dog and the family missed it very much. Last week Mr. Zahm was called up by phor.e and was told that his dog was in the city and that Herbert Wood. son of Marshall Wood, had found it and was keeping it for hlra, Zahm's boy came up the next day and got the aaimal paying the boy a dollar for his trouble. Not all dogs look alike, eom do however and here comes in the mixup. Little Hazel Conklin, who lives with her grand mother, Mrs. Skelcher, is this city, owned Scotch Collie which was sent to her as present by her mother from- Plainwell last May. The other day whea Hazel came home from school it wasn't there to greet her with its usual wag of the tail and she came up town to find it and soon iscovered Herbert Wood leading it off with a rope, who said it belonged to Zahm. Hazel cried for the dog and went home and told her grand mother, she sent Willis Shipman, who knew the dog well. to round it up and he could nt convince the parties of the ownership and the next day the Wood boy let Zahm have i Shipman demanded the dog of Zahm but Zahm said it was ,his dog sure and wouldn't give - it up. Hazel's grandma was bound to have it at any cost as the granddaughter thought all the world of her pet whose name i "Pet." Shipman also got busy and. said she should have it if it cost him. all, ef his next summers cement walk building and the law was invoked throush reolevin papers which Constable Fred A: BusKf erved ani re covered the dog. Zahm is as confident the dog which he bought of Joe Youngs when a puppy, is his as Mrs. Skelcher and Shipman are that it belongs to Hazel. The case is on call before Justice E. B, Lapham March 15 but the matter may be settled out of court. D. W. BELDING PASSED AWAY Oldest Member ot BeWUnc lirof. & Company. Died tn Cincinnati at Hie riome Mon dey Wae TH Teare Old, an Honored and lteepectcd Cltlzea. Led School Kteyse hoes Dayid Wilson Belding. the oldest mem ber of Belding Bros. & Co., passed away at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Monday at the age of 76 years. The deceased has not been in good health for a number of years and recently unfavorable condi tions intervened which carried him away. He was born in Ashfield Mass., and came to Michigan in 1861 and located in Ionia where he reesided with his family for about five years moving from their to Cincinnati of take charge of the growing business of the company then in its infancy and made his residence there ever since, being one of that cities' most honorable and respect ed citizens. Mr. Belding often met his brothers and other officials of the company in this city at their business meetings, his last visit here being two years ago and he was a very congenial and pleasant gentleman to meet. Only two of the brothers of the com pany which bear their honored name and which has grown to such world wide pro portions in business and influence survive, Milo M. Belding of New York president of the company and Alva N. Belding of Rockville, Conn. His wife and four children, two sons and two daughters, survive him. Stork Sale. B. M. Tallman will sell at public auction at his farm 4 miles southeast of Greenville on Monday, March 11, at 10 o'clock a. m. a large quantity of live stock including work horses and driving horses, good weight and good speed, also a lot of fine blood cows and brood sows Free lunch at noon. Teach Convicts Trade. , At the present time the question of teaching trades to the men in our state prisons is being agitated. It has been the policy of the state not to learn the men sent there a trade. But it appears to me that one of the best things this state could do for the people and the men that are so unfortunate as to be sent to the state prisons, would be to teach a prisoner a trade that he may have something to depend upon, to obtain an honorable lit incr when he is turned out upon what is practically a friendless world. Idleness is one of the greatest stimulants to crime and on the other hand a useful trade is a orreat stimulant to industry. It also gives a man a sense of independence that is necessary in American life. It elevates a men to give him the assurance that he is the peer of other good men and that he is capable of accomplishing some thing worth while. Public sentiment to day is to elevate the man and place him in his opinion of himself above his old en vironments and Whatever we can accom plish in that direction Is a noble work for humanity. O. E. Ball. Notice of Special Meeting There will be a special meeting of the National Protective Legion next Wednes day evening at Woodman hall for the balloting and initiating. All members re quested to be present. Any one wishing information jn regard to contest may have the same from the leaders. Mrs. Anna Ashby or Mrs. Clara D. Stanton. Ad vertising literature and application cards may be had from the leaders or of Her bert Stacey at "Ireland's btore. Chas. H. Stout and family left Satur day for Mossto, California, where they - a. . : i l i a i l expect lO mKe ineir name ior tne preenu Mr. Stout leaves behind him a host of genial friends who will wish him well in his new home. He was accompanied by W. C Sheldon of this city who witl step in the west for the present BELDING MARKETS 1. Ho y-Lyon. At the residence of Mrs. H. Slanker on the North Side Tuesday evening Be LeRoy and Miss Mabel Lyon of this city were married by Rev. J. C. Meese, pastor of the Church of Christ. Only a few of the immediate friends were present to witness the ceremony. Many friends wish the couple much joy and happiness. Corrected each week morning at 10 o'clock. Wheat-red Wheat-white Rye.... Corn. Oats Flour, per cwt Beans Hay, Loose, per ton . . , . , Hay, balled, " " Potatoes Butter Eggs.. Apples, per bushel Chlckens-llve Spring Chickens. Cattle-llve 3 on Thursday "I 70 . . . . CO 4." 1 ft0(A2 00 1 10 Jl 00 .....1100(41200 50cti0 08 7K(it8 50(4 M uq aiu in ui biiv bomani n I - f " vij i - press everywhere they have appeared Monday securing witnesses for the Dick f,!:?."8 " S fS speak highly of every member. Prices, Perkins trial which comes on in the cir- Hoirs-dreesed 7 &0(A8 nO 15-28-36 cents. cuit court this week. Hldei 8W!0 For Boys and Girls We have just received a new supply of the famous Red School House Shoes They have been the stand ard school shoe for years and were never better than now. Ler us show you a pair. FREE While they last, we will give to every child who comes to our store a Little Red School Utilise like one in our window. Earl Wilson G. Co. Our Congo Calf Shoe for Men $4.00 is built so as to exclude every bit of COLD and DAMPNESS. IF you don't winter your feet in a pair of these shoes you won't ex perience the pleasure of going dry shod and think of the doctors bills saved and the freedom from coughs and colds. 1. 1. Edwards Belding, Michigan i Adrertiand Letters. The fol' owing is the list of letters re maining uncalled for in the Belding post- office March 4. 1907. Jas. Bennett. Tison Hall. Master Arthur Jackson R D 19, Miss Margaret Konkil, Mr. D W, Leat. Mrs. Effie Maurer. Miss Maude M. Morrison, Mr. Zebadd Rol- verne. Leroy bkinner, rranK Stewart, Wilbur Smith. Mr. Clyde H Trowbridge, John Trowbridge. Miss Mabel We Id on. D. E. Wilson, Postmaster. See A. B. HULL For PHONOGRAPHS lie has a larpe stock smallest l'ricc6 and LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE SSStS. OPENING SALE OF MUSLIN UNDERWEAR, 1 The crreat March sale of Ladies' Muslin Underwear opens Saturday and will ccntinue for seven business days, (ending Saturday night, March Kith.) an extreme ly large assortment of clean garments. Night Gowns from ."()c to $2.50 Skirts 44 7:c to $8.50 Corset Covers 44 15c to $1.50 Drawers 44 25c to $1.50 Chemise - - $1.25 All those who have been in the habit of attending our March Undermuslin sales know the efforts we have always put forth, and this season the display will be interesting. If you are anticipating the purchase of new muslins for spring it will pay you to investigate. Co LLOYD BELDING, MICH.