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Parent, should see to it that their children have ono natural, easy movement of the bowels each day. lx not dose the child with salts or griping rills, as they are too powerful in effect, and literally tenr tueir little insides to pieces, leaving the bowe.'a weakened and less able to act naturally than before Laxative Iron-ox Tableta tone and strengtht-a the bowels, and stimulate all the little ore in to healthy activity. Chocolate coated tablet, mpy to take, never gripe or aauaeate. 10c, iio and (1.00. 1AA4 60 YEARS' - - - - Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an Indention Is probably rmlctitnhlrv Ciimniunloiv tions strict ly conOiientlal. HANDBOOK oni'atent. ent freo. (Mtfeat atretic? for necuring patents. Patent taken through Munri A to. receive special notice, without charge, iu the scientific American. A ?andsomely Ulnstrated weekly. T xreent clr eulation of any sclent ltlc Iniinial. Terms, f.'i a year: four months, L Bold by all newsdealers. r.lUHM & Co,36IBrod New York iuiiii m wui nun i vi Branch Office. taKPt, Washkugtun, D. C. IN If We arc po certain thnt II I 1 si II ifH Itchintr. Klwdini? and I Ljfc II II VTM I'rotrudinw I'iloa can al- I i swsl' ways be relieved and ab I I Rolutcly cured by this U ointment that we positively gxiarantt! aatis fact ion or money ref tindt-d . Dr. A.W. Chase's dealeraorDr.A.W.Chase CSiW m trt Medicine Co..l!ulIalo,N.Y. J I II I iTI 6 II X I have leased the building known as the Old Restaurant on Main sereet and will have a full line of second-hand Furniture Stoves, Go-Carts Hardware . Carpets, Etc. at prices to suit the times. Second-hand goods bought W.F.Floyd, Belding 1 SecoM-Hantl ...S jOF6m. NAVY THEN AND NOW THE DAYS OF WOODEN SHIPS AND SMOOTH-CORES. Just as Strongly as In These Days American Sailor Were Confi dent They Could Whip Any Other Nation. . i Lieut Commandor K. A. Anderson, on recruiting duty, recently described his naval experiences to newspaper men of Cincinnati, and showed the , great ohanKo which has been made within hla experience. Few of the men in the navy to-day realize the great difference of everyday condl- j tions of naval life. j "With our old wooden shlpa and our j smooth-bore Uim we felt we could , lick tho whulo world when I entered the navy," eaid Lieut. jommana?r Anderson. "All tho shirs iu our navy wore wooden ht that time, with tho exception of a few monitors. The Eu rojiean squadron consisted of the Ten Kacola, Ke.irsarge and the Qnlnno baug. AduiiraJ IK-wey was captain of the IVn.sacola at thr.t time, it makes me feel like I am isix old sa!t to call to mJnd the kind of ships and gun3 we had in tlm.-e days. There were 25 men to a ); m crew then. and it re quired all of them to haul the old smooth-bores about. "After they had been fired the men had to haul them back inside the ship to reload. Th n they hud to push them out :iL.aln so lb, guns could bo fired. It required about five minutes to pivot a pun lrom one tddo to tho other, when training it en some ob ject, and 1 don't know how lon it re quired to load one of them. Well do I remember our broadside batteries of old nine-inch smooth bores. Why, when we got our ilrst rifled guns, two fix pounders, wo again thought we could lick anything afloat. We used them for some time for firing salutes only. Our old ships were rotten. In those days we used Jai:o hemp ropes to count erutt tho lecoll of the guns after they had been fired, but to day we have tho most modern recoil ap paratus known to naval experts. "I can remember very well that when the navy department prepared to construct what was known tt3 Tiie White Piuadion,' consisting of th Chicago, the Atlanta and tho Dolphin, now the secretary of the navy's yacht, there was the greatest protest from some authorities bocaupo they were to be made of steel instead of wood. With our old vessels we thought w were fairly flying when we steamed four knot3 an hour on speed tests. Our engines were forced to their ut most cupaeity to make that speed, I guess, for our decks danced up and down at a frightful rate. And our am munition it makes me laugh when I think cf it. We used to fire aw;ay at targets with our old nine-inch smooth bores over what are now short ranges. Wo could hit the mark all right, and wo were proud of it. Hut it is amus ing now to think how our shells would turn and twist and roll while making their flight. They didn't look anything like our modern shells, which make their flight in the same position as I hat in which they lie in tho gun, business end foremost. Hut those were good old days." The Blue Jacket. DOG ALTOGETHER TOO SMART. Freeman's Good Reasons for Refusing to Train Another. Freeman will never train 'another dog In tho way his wife thinks he ought to go. When Freeman bought 1'epperpot he was a likely looking and appearing ulredale, with a heart for any kind of a "scrap" and a. bark for every sound ho heard or imagined. Then Miss Freeman thought it would bo lovely to teach him to carry things, like tho Atwoods' I'riuce, who was so clever at It. "And Prinny Is only a cocker!" fin ished Mrs. Freeman, by way of empha sizing the superiority of their dog. So Freeman began. And 1'epperpot responded immediately to training. I hit it had come to him too late for him to take it lightly; in a week he was carrying everything he could grip with his determined teeth. The rest is Freeman's story, as he told it on tho train the morning after their summer cottage had been looted of all its cooked food. ".Something waked me," Freeman said, "and I got up and crept down to the kitchen Just in time to ee three hoboes going out of the back door." "What about your dog your scrap per?" his seatmate asked, with sur prise in his voice. "He was there all right," answered Freeman. "He was trotting ahead, car rying the hoboes' lantern in his mouth and looking round and wagging his tall now and thru. "You can teach an nliedale any thing," ho continued,, complacently. "Ail you've got to do Js to give him a start." Youth's Companion. Distribution of Riches. Wealth ia veiy unequsilly distributed in this counti y. About TuO.OOU peoplo die every year and of these ov-r 61fi,D00 die leaving nothing or next to nothing behind them, w hile rver .r0 000 die having an average; of only 1,000 each. Over 1 0,000 Mie with estatz-s nt exceeding f.000. which leaves nearly all tho accumulated wealth in tha hanels of about 21,000 people out of 700,000. London Lloyd'H News. The Doctor's Expectations. "I'm glad to And you po much bol ter, old man. Does tho doctor e.-xj ct you to bo out soon?" ' I think he expects dip to lje out the amount of hi bill ' lie ut.it in io- day." Dartmouth Tale Revived. Awhilo ago an item started the rounds of the college papers, begin ning, it appeared, with the Daily Illlni, at tho University of Illinois, and working like a soft-nosed bullet both ways through the college publications. The story was about what was called a recent happonlng at Dartmouth. It detailed how the tax assessor of tho district of llanorer, N. II., decided re cently that tho students of Dartmouth college ought to pay taxes. There upon the students decided that If they could bo taxed they also could vote. So at a town meeting the students, who far outnumbered the other resi dents, united iu support of two proj ects. Ono was to have erected a schoolhouso 500 feet long and one foot wide, and the other to have laid a boardwalk from Hanover to Leb anon about llvo miles away. Immedi ately thereafter tho tax assessor mado up his mind that the students neod not be taxed. "Well," said a Dartmouth '95 "man when he was told about tho anecdote, "that used to be a favorite story when I was In college. I wonder who started that up again." Progress In China. No feature of modern China is more remarkable than the growth of the na tive press. Dr. Morrison, who Is per haps the best authority on this sub ject, says that every city now of any importance has its newspaper, thcro being about 200 Journals boldly con ducted and publishing Reuter tele grams and other messages from Euro pean agencies, so that tens of thou sands of Chinese could now read every elay of the progress and reforms of Europe, and of all the most stirring events in distant parts of tho world. They even have their political car tejons, showing considerable ingenuity and invention. Couldn't Be Snobbish. Mrs. De Style I've been sending Mary to a fashionable academy, but she deesn't seem to get on very well. Vncle Jerry No? She's a pretty bright girl. Mrs. De Style Oh! she's bright and very sensible, but Uncle Jerry Ah, I guess that's it. Shtf's too sensible to be affected by it. Catholic Standard and Times. Higdon Pickle. Three dozen large green cucumbers (minus the seeds), eight largo white onions, one-half pint salt, two-thirds cup of white mustard seed, one-fourth cup of ground white pepper; chop the cucumbers and the onions, and mix well together with the salt. Put to drain over night In Bieve or colander. In the morning measure the water that has drained off and set aside. Mix in the mustard seed and pepper, and add as much good vinegar as the wa fer that was drained. Pack the pickle in Mason Jars., Cement for Glass. Add one pint of vinegar to one pint of milk and separate the curds from the whey. Mix the whey with the whites of five eggs, lleat it thorough ly together and Bift Into it a sufficient quantity of unslacked lime to convert it into a thick paste. Uroken glass or china mended with this cement will not break again and will resist the ac tion of lire and water. Sugar Ginger Wafers. Three-fourths cup butter, creamed with two cups white sugar, ono cup milk, four cups sifted flour, three- quarters teaspoon soda dissolved in a little boiling water, one tablespoon ginger. Spread the mixture very thin on bottom of pans, well washed and greased. Use a flat knife. Dake in moderate oven till light brown. Cut while hot and Blip from pan. Illustrious Bachelors. Among the? illustrious of the land who passed through life in singlo blessedness may lo mentioned Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Hobbes, author of the "Leviathan;" Adam Smith, tho father' of political economy; Cham- fort, tho grente-et of French talkers; Gassendi, Galileo, Descartes, Ixicke, Spinola, Kant, Ilishop, Duller, the au thor e)f the "Analogy;" lluyle Leibnitz, Hume, Gibbon, Macnulay, Duckies Pitt, Charles James Fox, Leonarelo da Vinci, Raphael, Michael Angelo, Sir Joshua Reynolds, the artist; Turner, Handel, Deethoven. Rossini, Mendelssohn and Meyerbeer. Economical In Headgear. A man emght to be economical! You see that hat? I've hud It two, years and it looks all right sUll. I've only had it reblocked a couple of times by a hat maker and once I exchanged it in a restaurant for one that was en tirely new! -Fliegende Blacttor. ENERGY Have vou o murh tknt you ferl tiler hustling f onu'antfy and the rlnyi nrrm t hort? If ruil yur nytlrm lack lone and invites atiack of the buny dmraae rrm. The nerve trrir are Imjihhii enicinra in physical and mrntai work. If you he weak, drpreed. dit rourageH and only half alive, and if your aleep he un-rernhing and if alignl effort e&hausta you, take They art on the nerve and Wood, re-vitaliz. inflr both and impart the a-lohea of strength, amhition and a keener mind. Kev. R. S. Appel. No. 7 N. 4th St.. Hamburg, Pa., wntea he wa( troubled with nervous debil ity and at times had dirry spells o severe that he was unfitted for wmk, hilt Seaine Pills prwed the only remedy which brought him prompt relief. . Scxine fMls are soU at 11.00 per bo ol t'venrv days' treatment: 6 hoes $S.OO, and if i!itihed wiih reeults after the use of sis hne, we will Kive you either i boes more. vitS'it tort, or we will refund your money, bent fv mail. Booklet free Address i le l'"al Medif ine C.. Cleveland, O. S Ul kv drurrist Sold by W. I IJencdlct, Druggist Ilcldinsr, Mich THE RACES AT IONIA Will Com a on Nt Month A Or eat Crowd Kxpected The-r. Great preparations are being made for the June races at Ionia, and the p romoters of the affair are looking for a great crowd and a large string of horses for the event. Forty horses are already on the grounds and many more are booked to come. Ionia county will figure conspicuously in the meeting, and ought to carry off a good share of the money. Here are some of the Ionia county horsemen who have horses at the Ionia track now: F. E. Basem, of Ionia, is working "Don- ella," 2:1 9 She worked a mile in 2:241. and gave as fine an exhibition as could t) asked for. Will Anderson of Ionia has four head that are looking good and will be started this spring and race through the fall fairs. George E. Nichols has two green ones on the ground. Postmaster K. R. Smith has one. M. J. Prall, the contractor who is build ing the new county house, one green colt 0. W. Slocum, Ionia, one. Hamilton &. Derrick, one. Lew Harmon, seven head owned by Mrs. Vanderbroeck of Smyrna, incluning "Donald Spinks," 2:1 0M There are several horses here from Lake Odessa, among them a sister of Ruth Wildman, and a promising trotter. E, L. Goodwin of Portland with "Maud Gowan." There are 150 available stalls and the indications now are that every stall will be taken. One thing is certain, there will be plenty of interests at this meeting and lovers of the sport cannot afford to miss this June attraction. The Circuit In Coming. The advertising car of the John H. Sparks' Shows was in the city Monday and the bill posters were busy all day in decorating the city and the surrounding country with announcements that the cir cus will be in Belding, Thursday, June 4. Mr. H. A. Mann, the agent, says: "We do not claim to ha e the largest show on earth, but we will give the people of this city the finest one ring performance they have ever seen. While the big shows will distribute a few fine acts through their three rings and two stages and fill in the balance with cheap and tiresome acts, we have ono ring full of real features, and you can see it all without getting cross eyed. One high-class act follows another in rapid succession, not a second wait be tween, and with a careful attention to de tail that is impossibe with the multi-ring shows. Look at the array of artists with this show. Did you ever see such a line of top-notchers as the famous Mayos and Mile Bertine riding the most beautiful horses that ever graced a circus ring, the wonderful Aerial Valentinos, the great Millette family of accrobats, the Flying Nevilles, the marvelous French troupe DuRell-Mendoza, Mayo's educated thor oughbred bulls, etc. There are trained elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, dogs and Costello's remarkable school of twen ty-five beautiful educated ponies, and others. The troupe of funny clowns is headed by the famous fun maker Billy Reed. Panhandle Pete and his comedy mules will also add to the fun. The cos tumes are elegant and costly, the seats are comfortable, with high backs and foot rests; and ir. divers other respects this famous show displays the genius that has made the name of Sparks a synonym of progress and excellence.. Central State Normal Year Hook This office has just received the Year Book of the Central State Normal School of Mt. Pleaant, Michigan, for 1908 This book of 130 pages of printed matter cuts of buildings, views of grounds, etc. contains all the information necessary for those who are planning to enter the insti tution. The school offers courses leading to the life certificate, the graded school certificate and the rural certificate, as well as special courses in music, drawing, kindergarten, manual training and domes tic science, all leading to certificates of qualification to teach these subjects in the public schools. Any one desiring a copy of the New Year Book can have it sent, free of cost, by addressing the Principal or the Secre tary of the school. 1. M. Men on Half Time The Pere Marquette Railroad Co., last week announced the placing of the entire force, excepting employes whose duties relate to the operation of trains, on half time. This order applies to the whole system and includes shops at Ionia, Grand Rapids and Saginaw and all sec tions and repair gangs. Several thousand employes are affected. The company says the retrenchment is made necessary by a heavy falling off in freight traffic within the last few weeks and it sees no prospect - of improvement. In view of the rapid improvement of trade and industrial conditions, the announce ment caused much surprise. On it Flatting Trip H. H. Belding, I. L. Hubbell, W. P. Hetherington, E. W. Ranney and Claude Piefer left here Saturday for Peacock, Michigan, where they went into camp near one of the numerous trout streams for a ten days outing. Mr. Piefer will be chef and look after the cook tent in pro per shape while the rest of the bunch, which will be re-inforced by Rer. J. J. Staley of Manistee, A. C. Snell of Sagi naw and H. L. Page of Grand Rapids will endeavor to furnish all the trout they can eat. MR. BUSINESS MAN DEAR SIR: --Do you use typewritten letters for adver tising purposes? If you do you will realize how much labor and time it takes to strike off enough copies by the type writer method. The BANNER . OFFICE has just received a new supply of typewriter type and is now prepared to furnish imitation typewritten letters in any quantity by the new ribbon pro cess which gives results superior to the original copy. If you have any of this work to do kindly give us a call . Very Truly Yours BANNER PUBLISHING COMPANY - y'l ' .iihWr . r Ik M' it ffi -" The many friends of William H. Brad ley in Ionia and Montcalm counties have decided that he would make a state senator of whom his constituents would be Droud and so from now on until the primaries in September, his interests will be looked after by his friends. Mr. Bradley has had many invitations to enter the political field but has steadily' turned them down until now, because his business interests has demanded all his time and attention, but now he has boys who can attend to the business and it on successfully under his superintendence. So Mr. Bradley will enter tlie field and be pleased with all the help he can get to gain the conveted position. Mr. Bradley is endowed with intelligence of high order and has a general knowledge of state affairs and knows how to work to gain advantages and benefits for the counties he will undoubtedly be called up on to represent. Mr. Bradley has served as an alderman as well as mayor of this city and last month was elected mayor again the opp sition putting up no candidate against him, all parties being so well satisfied ar.d pleased with his previous record as may or. Greenville Call. Mr. Bradley set type on the first news paper printed in Holding, more than a quarter of a century ago. tops the cough and lienls lung ANDREW The seventeenth president of the United States was torn nt Italelgh, N. On In 1808. He served In both house of congress nnd ns governor of Tennessee. Ho was elected vice president on the ticket with Lincoln In 1804 and nc ceedexl to the presidency upon the death of tho latter, April 15, 18T.5. The president was Impeached In 1NVS after a long series of disagreements with congress, escaping conviction by n single vote In tho senate. The ac quittal of Johnson is now generally approved. He was elected to the senate from Tennessee In 1875 and died In office a few months later. Belding, Mich., May 28, 1908 To' H Daily Steamers from Holland and St. Joseph Interurban Cars leaving Grand Rapids at 8:00 p. m.. connecting at Holland Dock with Steamer leaving -at 9:30 p. m. Fare $2.00 From Grand Rapids Close connections with P. M. R. R. The right is reserved to change this schedule without notice. Graham & Morton Line footofcwab0askh ave Tlu; , I line American Hoy The baseball batter and catcher on the front cover of the June American Boy will excite interest and amusement with every one who loves the national game. In variety and interest the contents of this number will please every reader. The opening chapters of a splendid serial. Bred in the Bone or Born an Electrician, by Edwin J. Houston, one of the foremost authorities on electricity, is given, and promises to be both entertaining and instructive. That Dillingham Boy and Four Boys on the Mississippi are continued with increasing interest, and Jimmy Jones. The Cigarette as a Distroyer of Boys. Tangles, and a host of other matter suited to the boys. In addition there are over 70 illustrations, 1.00 a vear. The Sprague Publishing Co., Detroit, Mich. fun StrHwIirrrleN Without Cooking Have your jars perfectly clean and dry then take equal parts of fresh berries and sugar and mix and mash "thoroughly. To accomplish this take only a small quantity in a dish at a time, that you may be sure every berry is mashed. Put into jars and seal immediately, inverting the jar a short time before putting away. The work is easily and quickly done, as there is no heating. My berries canned in this way last summar kept perfectly and have preserved their delicious flavor unimpared. Strawberry shortcake, equal to that of the summer, has been an enjoyment whenever we wished through the winter From Woman's Home Companion for June. AtlvertlHeU Letter Mr. R. F. Ciemence; Aubray Farming ton; Mr. Silverwood Phelps; Mr. J. B Sanders; Mr. C. Tennant. D. E. Wilson, Belding, Mich., May 25. 08. P. M. Sausage Machine Drama. There Is a department of modern "drama" which resembles nothing so much as a sausage machine; the good meat of literature goes In, Is minced up, seasoned, and presented to our degenerate digestions. Ials. JOHNSON. rrs; D & OPERA HOUSE Belding, Mich FRIDAY, JUNE 5, '00v Go abroad with Lyman H. Howe To Quaint Holland and Many othe lands Dynamiting a Cliff One blast of 1,800 lbs of dynamite, dislodging 150,000 tons of rock Life in the French Navy Wild Birds at home Holland Quaint and Sedate Among Savage Zulus Animal Kingdom Darlnp French Iloreematiship, Hunt ing in the Artie Hegions, Itacing HO miles an hour on an automobile and twenty other big features. Reserved seats at Hotel Belding, 25, 35, 50c EXCURSIONS VIA THO Pere Marquette Sun. May 31, To DETROIT Round Trip Fares To Grand Ledge $ 0 To Lansing Tfi To Island Lake. 1 f0 To Detroit 2 (K) Train will leave Belding at 7:10 a. m. Returning, leave Detroit at 0:15 a. m. EXCURSIONS VIA THO Pere Marquette Sunday JUNE 7 to rand Rapid S ROUND TRIP FARE 65c Train will leav BELDING at 10:22 a.m. Returning; leave GRAND RAPIDS at 6:15 p. m.