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ONR DOLLAR PEU YEAR Published every Thursday at Beldlng, (Ionia County) Mich., by THE BANNER PUBLISHING CO. C. B. LAPHAM, Editor AdTertUln Rateupon application. Hills oUlectrd monthly. Cardnuf Thanks. 25c to &Oc Uesolutlous from 60c up. Kntered at itae Po-tomce. BeMlng. Michigan fr transmission through the MaiU as Sec-ad-clans Matter. USE OF PURE SEEDS BILL. The bill now being considered by the legislature relative ' to the use of pure seeds as an aid to the farmers in preent ing the fouling of their fields and meadows with noxious weeds, will have a two-fold value in case it becomes a law. It will be important and helpful to the users of seeds to be assured that no further aan ar from thatsource exists, and "the law u.:n to rail the attention of TV 111 OlSW farmers to the state-wide interest and value attaching to the extermination of weeds. Many questions touching the affair of government and state over which there is almost endless discussions which are of far less importance to the people of Michigan in dollars and cents and in the matter of work and worry than this question of the prevention and extermi nation of weeds on the farm. The candidates for congressional honors in the 6th district have narrowed down to three, W. B. Brown of Grand Rapids having withdrawn his candidacy recently. This now leaves Gerret J Diekema of Ottawa. iWm. Adrich Tateum and Huntley Russell of Grand Ranids in the race. There has been some pressure brought to bear on the situation in Grand Rapids to endeavor to get one of ttfte gentlemen to pull out and thus obviate the division of strength for a Kent county Trtioca hcld fire s.".c::o, man. But both Russell and Tateum say are in and will stay until the finish they If Major Arthur P. Loomis concludes to become a candidate for Auditor Gen eral when the time comes around fcr the nomination to that important office there is no question but that it will be accepted with enthusiasm by the votsrs all over the state and engender a boom which wiil not stop short of his taking a seat officially in the chair. Mlsuiated. The repetition of the play "Mismatea" given by local talent under the manage ment of B. M. Girfie'id at the opera house Wednesday evening drew out another large audience the houj-e being crowded to its utmost .capacity which speaks volumes for its popularity it having been given two nights a few weeks ago. Every character was well taken and the cast could not have been made better. In the specialties between acts Fred A. Bush gained the applause and approval of the audience in his recitation of "The Gladiator" and responded to an encore with "The Tramp." The other specialties were also we'll re ceived and each were loudly applauded to an encore. Survival of the Belief That It Is a Living Creature. A curious modern attempt to ra tionalize one of the oldest of super stitlons Is to be found In Kipling's "Life's Handicap." There Mulvaney checks the author from stirring the flre with Ortherls' bayonet, on the ground that fire takes the heart out of the steel. The real reason Is much more mysterious. It was one of the maxims of Pythagoras "not to stir the flre with a sword," and to this day the wandering tribes of North America and of northeast Asia hold It a sin to take up a burning ember for a" plpo- llght with the point of a knife. The explanation is undoubtedly given by Johannes de Piano Carnlnl. when he tells us that one of the Tartar super stitlons concerns "sticking a knife Into the fire, or In any way touching the fire with the knife, or even taking meat out of the kettle with a knife or cutting near the flre with an axe for they believe that so the head of the flre would be cut off." This is evidently connected with the ancient Idea that flre Is a living creature, a sacred animal, which must not be wounded by its human owners, In case It should be annoyed and deprive them of Its valuable ser vices. Is this In any degree more Ir rational than the belief still existent among housekeepers that a feeble fire can be made to burn by laying the poker across It, or that the sunbeams falling on a fire tend to put it out? ALCOHOL NO RESTORATIVE. HAS A CORNER ON TEETH. mi Bast Laxailvi for Children. Parents should se to tt that their children hare nno natural, easy movement of the bowels each day. Do not dose the child with nalts or griping pills, as they are too powerful in effect, and literally tear their little lnsides to pieces, leaving the bowelr weakened and loss aMe to act naturally than before Laxative Iron-ox Tablets tone and stronelhei the bowels, and stimulate all the little organs to healthy activity. Chocolate coated tablets, eaxy to take, never gripe or nauseate. iOc, 5o and 41.00. Elktooth John, of Montana, Controls the Market. John D. Losekamp, of Montana, has only 40,000 teeth left, says the New York World. Elktooth John, as he Is sometimes called, has for 25 years been buying the molars of elks, until a short time ago he was the possessor of 80,000 elks' teeth. He Is the "elktooth king" of Mon tana, If not of the entire west. He corners the market and turns it loose at pleasure. He is the head of a kind or eiK-tootn trust, against wmcn no Jimall potato in the elktooth line may hope to buck successfully. Losekamp formerly bought dresses from the Indians, the dresses being decorated sometimes with 500 teeth Any hunter with elk teeth in his pos session was sure of a purchaser in Losekamp. liut he cannot buy them any more and make a reasonable profit, for any Crow Indian nowadays knows the value of an elk tooth. x Losekamp Is disposing of his teeth to a firm In the east at the rate of 400 and 500 a month. The firm takes them for watch fobs for members of the society of Elks. In Wyoming a jeweler has made specialty of souvenir spoons, the handles of which are decorated with elk teeth. An elk-tooth bracelet, stud ded with diamonds Is another Wyom Ing novelty. Natural. jonnny wnat gave j'ou such a broad smile in this picture? Has the manager just promised you a raise In salary? Chorus Girl No. He had just promised to pay up my back salary, that's all. Detroit Free Prt s. The Speeders. uunner neienes ratner raid you were going to the dogs since you bought that automobile. Any truth in the report? cogger naraiy: ine aogs am coming to mo. Ran down a dozen ye? terday. Chicago Dally News. I r m Makes the finest, light est,best flavored biscuit, hot-breads, cake and pastry Renders the food more digestible and wholesome. AESQtLWTEILV MURE ftOVAl BAKING POWOCR CO., HtW YOKK, Non-Teetotaler 8ay It le Dangerous In Caeea of 8 hock. It Is not overstating the matter to Bay that our grandfathers, lay and medical alike, regarded alcohol, espe cially in the form of spirit, as ' the prime resource in cases of-severe Ill ness or Injury. Even to-day the ma jority of householders look upon the ! brandy bottle as a fetich to charm away disease and death. Slowly and reluctantly, but none the less surely, this monstrous superstition Is yield ing in the light of modern scientific knowledge. Yesterday we were taught that shock was to be counter acted by large doses of brandy; to day those who have studied the prob lem most carefully In the laboratory and by the sick bed, and who are en titled to direct professional opinion on the matter, inform us that to ad minister alcohol to the individual suf fering from shock is to Increase the danger of life. Thirty years ago the leaders of professional opinion In this country thought It was Iniquitous to withhold alcohol from patients suffer ing from typhoid fever. Now we learn from a paper written by Dr. Dawson Burns for presentation to the inter national congress against alcoholism, the London temperance .hospital is able to show for a period of 33 years a mortality of only 14.4 per cent. In all cases of typhoid fever treated In the hospital, the mortality for the last ten years being 12.27 per cent, Th Tnajority of these patients were not given alcohol. THE OFFENSE OF DRUNKENNESS 1Z Railroad Which. Refuses' to Carry an Intoxicated Person. One of the minor Michigan railroads has ordered that no drunken man be admitted as a passenger to its trains. This is an example that decent peo ple will most devoutly hope that all other railroads will follow. Just why the respectable people should be forced to ride in the same car with a disgusting, repulsive evi dence of how far a human being can descend below the level of the beast has been a query in the minds of many travelers. A man who insists upon his personal privilege of getting drunk and making a brute of himself may be granted the right. But that he should be forced upon the eyes; ears and noses of his fellows is an other matter. Not only all steam railroads should have regard enough for their patrons who pay for the favor of riding on their trains to protect them from such offensive rights, sounds and odors, but the street railways should also exclude,drunken men from their cars. If such men were compelled to walk home they might become partially sober and semi-respectable i Some Great House of That we are Anxious to Show You Clothes From The Kuppemheimier If v? Copyriel:! IV7 The Houic of KuTiwnhetmef Cliicago A Style That's Right 1907 THE New Spring Styles in KUPPENHEIMER SUITS and OVERCOATS have arrived. Call at once and see them. We arc justly proud of our show ing which comprises some very rich and beautiful patterns, all tailored as fine as the best skilled crafts men can make them. Better Than of Previous the Best Seasons $15-00 to $25-00 Other Makes $7.50 to $20.00 y.ii . c Jm "it- A ft Copyii4 1907 Houm el Kuppeaheiiner Chicago n The Correct Spring Overcoat 1907 !! Vern CL Divine Distinctive. ClothiT ;.'f 11 ZDCZZ3C reaching there. But In any event such action by the steam and street railways and by the managers of pub lic halls as well would both protect the general public and add to the dis grace of drunkenness. It would be a valuable lesson for temperance. Du- luth News-Tribune. Has Gallery of Ancestors. Mrs. Upperten What a One gallery of ancestors! And what a strong faiu- beforo j lly likeness In the faces! CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS. Prescription Which Is fcaid to Help Overcome Craving for Drink. There Is a famous prescription In use In England for the cure of drunk enness, by which thousands are said to have been assisted In recovering themselves. The recipe came into notoriety through the efforts of John Vine Hall, commander of the steamer Great Eastern. lie had fallen Into such habitual drunkenness that his mo3t earnest efforts to reclaim him self proved unavailing. At length he sought the advice of an eminent physician, who gave him a prescription which he followed faith fully for seven months, and at the end of that time had lost all desire for liquor, although he had been for years led captive by a most debasing appetite. The recipe, which he afterwards published, is as follows: "Five grains of sulphite of iron, ten grains of mag nesia, 11 drachms of peppermint water and one drachm of spirits of nutmeg. Dose, teaspoonful twice a day, to be taken In water." This preparation acts as a tonic and stimulant, and so partially sup plies the place of accustomed liquor, and prevents the absolute physical and moral prostration that follows a sudden breaking off of the use of stimulating drinks. Exchange. Mrs. Gotltt-Qulck Yes; you see. the artist had only one old photograph to go by. Idolatry. "Jennings Just worships his aulo." "I know It In It he lives and moves and has his being." Judge. BUSINESS LOCALS FOK HAL 12 and OR K ISN'T For Sale cheap small heating stove for either wood or coal. Inquire Banner office For Sale At a bargain, gas range nearly new. W E. Rogers. Inquire of Miss Rogers at Spencer's store. 35w2 For Sale Horse and cow. Inquire of M. Gais, phone 303. 35tf For Sale Hay and wood. Inquire of N. P. Werner. Phone 265. 33t5 Rooms to rent. I. L. Hubbell 8tf For Sale House and lot on Alderman street. Call on Bert Sparks. 36-2w. For Sale No. cheap. Jewel steel range, Inquire of Sheldon CATARRH SUFFERERS IllXr WANTKU Wanted Pupils for piano and vocal terms lifty cents a lesson. Miss Pallister Gall at the humo of Geo. Parslow, corne Alderman and Ann streets. 38 w2 pd MISCELLANEOUS Lest Ladies' small gold watch on Sat urday evenu g. Finder please leave at the tJanner officot - 34-2w Losi On road near Green's church briale and lines for single harness Re ward for return to this office Bert Post phone 121-4 rings 28 w2 Lost Pair of ladies gold bowed glasses neiween front btreet and bumner Wil son a home. Finder leave at Banne office. Mrs Fitzgerald. 38 1 w Buggies for sale cheap at Fates' livery barn. 37tf. Farm fr Sale Two miles 6outh of Beldircr. Price right and terms easy. Phone 123 3r. 33tf Ed. Wilson. Why I'ay Knit I have 9 good houses to sell on easy terms installment plan. See me about it at once. E. R. Spencer, 28if For Sale Cockerels, Rhode Island Redsi Houdanes, Black Spanish with white face and light Brahmas. W. J. Wilson. 31tf House to rent Two blocks south of Main St See Sheldon about it Good ocation. Warned Lady or gentleman of. fair education to travel and collect for firm of $250,000 00 capital. Salary, $1,072.00 per year and expenses Salary paid weekly and expenses advanced, referen ces required. Address with stamp, J. A Alexander, Belding, Mich 39-1 1 Hrickor.s Exchange Locals .-i0 acre, farm for ale or exchange 40 acre farm to rent, will exchange HiocK ana tools :or house iu Uelding. ?ce nricKcr. INew hou-e Tearl Street for salt Ail modem. Will sell cheap See Utieker. (rood 8 room house also pood barn on lot. Ilioas street. Price 11,3V) Vacant Lot l(K)to $00. New house, Broas Street. Price 5'Jou. down balance on time. 100 a-re farm for nle Good build in'-, oestoi land. v. i'. Urlcker at the torc, Heldlng" Mich. 0 WALL PAPER Season of Our new stock of wall paper is nearly all in. We carry in 'stock GOO patterns oi all kinds. . Comprising: Ingrains, Crepes, Blank, Bronzes, Tapestries, Fabric Effects, Panel decorations, Applique Freizes Two Tones effect, FloralrDainty Stripes, etc. We are the Agents for the Robert Graves Co. exclusive line of Avail papers. Now is the time to paper that parlor Den or Dining Boom and Get it done early and avoid the rurii. CONNELL BROS., The largest dealers in Wall paper in Jonia or .Montcalm Counties. (I FREE CONSULTATION, EXAMINATION and TREAT NENT at the Hotel Belding on Saturday, March 9, for all who are afflicted with CATARRH IN ANY FORM. Dr. Pasco will be in attendance during the day. IMacal CninrrU IS productive of more dis- laaai Vaiailll ea8es of the air passage than all others combined. The nasal mucous membrane is the head center ami distributing point for nine-tenths of all germs taken Into the system. The germs are taken into the nose l)v the natural act of inhalation. If the mucous membrane of the nose is congested from cold, or irritated iu any way, the germs find a lodging place in which to commence their contaminating influence producing first, Nasal Catarrh ' second, Pharyngeal Catarrh third. Laryngeal Catarrh fourth, Bronchial Catarrh and in time the system becomes contaminated. Pneumonia in nine-tenths of all cases is caused by pneu mococous or pneumonia germs which, at first, arc located in the nasopharyngeal mucous membrane. PASCOZONE by its timely use render the germs inert and will, therefore, cure cr prevent pneumonia in its first stage. PASCOZONE is perfectly safe for small children and infants and its timely use will save the lives of thousands of children every year. The air passing through the noae is warmed and prepar ed to pass through the pharynx and glottis into the lungs. Nasal Catarrh is productive of what is called mouth-breathing, in which the air is taken direct into the lungs without first being warmed and prepared to be received into the lungs. Mouth-breathing is very common with small children and is the initial cause of more diseases of children than all other causes combined. All this can be overcome and cured by the use of PASCOZONE. The onlv wav to nrevent these dreaded diseases is to use PASCOZONE, the new germicide, a compound discovered and tested in thousands of cases by DU. PASCO, formerly of New York. PASCOZONE, the new Germicide, will cure Nasal Catarrh, and by its timely use will prevent Nasal, Pharyn geal, Laryngeal, Bronchial and Systemic Catarrh. IT CURED ONE; WHY NOT YOU? During 1903. while wrkinr as netornaa in Grand Rapid. I was taken with aneezlng. Screral phvtloiant said it was hay ferer, but after 6 months ufTerinir. diairnoted tn? case at atthna. I tried the best nhlr.la T muii find and several so-called patent aedlcines la the meantime I wasooerated on, having pieces of the turbinated baes removed from the nose with no relief. I suffered untold arony and was hardly able to work until 190.1. I was n such a condition that I was usable to lsave the houee and rave no all hone of getting relief. In March 10M I was onabie u sleep or walk over a block without resting. IJeing advised bj friends. I consulted Dr. M. H. Pasco. 1013 Burton Avenue, Grand Ranlds, Mich. Unlike ether specialists who bad iil taken tbe dilation of th: air cells of the lusgs for asthma, oa account of iirliculties in brathinr, he J agnosed my case as nasal catarrh and rmnhv. setna In the most aggravated torm, but offered no assurance of a curt. Lie, however, prescribed PascoKnnc, the new germicide. I immediately com menced to improve and on May 4, I was able to ro to work and hare tint missed a day since, Including Sundays. My lungs feel as gosd as ever, I breathe freely and I am able to sleep nights, my appetite is good, in fact I feel that I am a new man. I would not think of beinr without Pafmrnnc In my family as a preventive for catnrrhal troubles, If money could buy It. I think it has saved my life and can cheerfully recommend it to ethers M YKON EVEsi. 017 Hose St.. Grand RM. MiVh Signed and sworn to before me this 2S h day of August, 1006. KrrciNALD n McGinn ess Notary Public for Kent County, State of Michigan. Commlsfclon expires Dec. 14, 1908. PASCOZONE, the new germicide, is the only safe, sure ahe radical cure for Nasal, Pharyngeal, Laryngeal and Bron chial Catarrh PASCOZONE quickly relieves and cures Cold in the Head, Catarrhal Headache, Catarrhal Deafness and Hay Fever.