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An Shoes for Men who r particular at YOUR STRAW HATS Should ComcFrom TWENTIETH YEAK. NO. 1. BELDING, MICII.f THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1908. WHOLE NO. 988. B TCTTT IT JMjIL WNU BANNER. WARNER IN UPPER MICHIGAN Political Tour Heartily Received Everywhere Position on Supervision of Stock and liond Iaauea of ltallroadti Mntt Approval Governor Warner's trip through the upper peninsula, which terminates today at St. Ignace, occupied two weeks' time and covered practically every section of northern Michigan. The reception ac corded the governor on every hand throughout what was frankly and openly a political tour, was a revelation both to the Warner people and his opponents. Beyond perad venture of a doubt, Warner is popular with the masses of the people of northern Michigan. The cordiality and whole heartedness of his reception in the iron and copper countries was only equalled by the warmth of his reception in the agricultural communities of Chippewa, Menominee and Delta counties. At every stopping point the governor was greeted by large and enthusiastic audiences, who gave strict attention to his arguments and liberally applauded his conclusions. In a section of the state popularly sup posed to be controlled politically by big corporations, Warner found the same sen timent of approval for his official acts and for the courage and fearlessness displayed by him as chief executive, that he has been wont to receive in the more populous lower Michigan counties. Unless sentiment undergoes a radical change, on primary election day next September, Governor Warner will sweep the upper peninsula from end to end, com ing down to the straits with a majority over his nearest competitor of 2 to 1. The governor's position on a law re quiring that issues of stock and bonds be passed upon by a commission is heartily approved of by Martin A. Knapp, chair man of the United States Interstate Com merce Commission, and Congressman Esch. Mr. Knapp, who has given years of study to the railroad problems of the country, expressed much interest in the fight which Governor Warner of Michigan will wage in the interests of supervision of the issue of stock by the railways and other public service corporations. Mr. Knapp says: "Supervision of the issue of securities of this kind by the railroads and public utility corporations is a question that requires a great deal of attention be fore giving judgment as to what the sup ervision shall be and who shall do the supervising. But I am convinced that there should be supervision. "The proposition opens a new field of national legislation. To pass a law saying that a federal commission should super vise the issue of stocks and bonds by a public service corporation, in order to pre vent over-capitalization as undoubtedly would be the purpose of such a law, would be legislation for the protection of invest ors. I do not recall any legislation of this kind on the statute books at this time. But this does not mean that we should not have such legislation." Representative Esch of Wisconsin is heartily in favor of supervision by some competent commission of the issue of stocks and bonds by railways and other public service corporation. He said dur ing an interview at the capitol that al ready his own state, Wisconsin, had a law which worked well along these lines. He disagreed that capitalization had no connection with the rates charged by railways. "If the capitalization of a company is high, and the road insists upon paying dividends, the rates must be raised to meet this demand. One of the worst features of railroading in this country is the many times watered stock which some of the roads have put upon the market." TOURING EUROPE Two Deleting Ladles Started Tuesday for a Delightful Trip A number of the friends of Mrs. Henry Hill and Miss Edith Demorest were at the depot Tuesday morning to bid them "bon voyage" on the trip to Europe, which they were just starting upon. These ladies join friends and relatives at Detroit who will accompany them on the tour, among the number being Mrs Dr. McDonald, formerly of Orleans. The party sail from Quebec the last of the week and their itinerary includes visits in England, Ireland, France. Germany and Italy, with, perhaps, short stops in other European countries. The party form a part of the great educational excursion under the auspices of the Northwestern University of Chicago, and Miss Demorest informed our reporter that she expects to study kindergarten work in the countries which she visits, as a part of the benefits to be derived from her voyage. Clias Knapp Dead Charles E. Knapp, aged 62 years, and formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away at his home near Lawton, Mich., Sunday, after an illness of' two weeks.. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Wellington E. of Grand Rapids, two daughters, Mrs. A. W. Chamberlain of Wauskesha, Wis., and Miss Florence A. Knapp of Lawton; three brothers, Austin R. of Palmyra and F. E. of Butler, N, Y., and E. J., of this city; four sisters. Lydia K. Hibbard of Elmira and Lucy E. Newton of Butler, N. Y., Carrie C. Smith of Kalamazoo and Mary M. Ellis of Grand Rapids, and one grand son, Clifton B. Knapp. His remains were taken to Grand Rap ids for burial. E. J. Knapp was called to his bedside last week Thursday and was present at his death. The relatives from here attended the services and burial at Grand Rapids Wednesday. II, J. LEONARD, Pres. A. N. BELDING, V. Fres WE'RE AFTER YOU "You are the individual we require1 The above is intended to attract the attention of individuals who arc using" the sock instead of the bank for a depository, and who in consequence arc receiving no interest on their savings. We pay interest on certificates of deposit; also on savings" accounts, and would be delighted to have all present "sock bank" patrons call and talk over the 4real thing" banking proposition with us. , OUR MOTTO-ABSOLUTE SAFETY" Belding Savings Bank Of Belding W. S. LAMBERTSON, Cashier ARRESTED THEM Karl Hood and Win. Arbuckle Cutk ed With AuaulUnd Mattery Last Friday afternoon about five o'clook John Robinson of Orleans, was walking home from the city and while going through the "dug way" road, so called, he was overtaken by Earl Rood and Wm. Arbuckle whom he claims were driving a rig and as they came up to him, Rood jumped out of the buggy and struck him several blows on the side of his head and on his arm with a club or the butt end of a whip, he does not know which, and also knocked him down with his fists and punched him in the stomach. Robinson says he began yelling for help and Rood threatened, with an oath, if he diden't stop his noise he would murder him. About this time he claims Arbuckle was climbing out of the buggy to help Rood pound him and he thinks he would have been killed then and there if Ralph Luce hadn't come upon them suddenly. On seeing him they jumped into the rig and drove rapidly away. Robinson with Luce's assistance managed to go as far as Dan Green's yard when he turned in and laid down on the grass, Dr. Stanton was called and accompanied by super visor Barney C, Curtis, they found him suffering from some severe bruises. Robinson made a complaint before Justice E. B. Lapham, and Deputy Sheriff George G. Crawford brought them into court, where they pleaded not guilty. The examination was adjourned until Friday, June 12, at ten o'clodk, Rood and Robinson have had some difficulty in the past year over a lease of Roods farm to Robinson, on which the house and barn was recently burned and it is thought the attack on Robinson grew out of the trouble as Robinson claims to have evidence that Rood said he would do him up. GEO. SCRANTON DEAD Well Known U rattan Farmer Passed Away Last Saturday Night Last week the Banner told of the mis- fourtune of George Scranton, a well known Grattan township farmer who was suffering severly as a result of blood poison following an injury obtained while trimming an orchard. This week we are compelled to chronicle his death, which occurred Saturday evening, about eight o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Farrell. Dr. Litle, the attending physician, diagnosing the cause of death as Cerebro Meningitis Mr. Scranton was was about 62 years of age and had been a resident of Grattan for a number of years and aquired quite a competency. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his departure. Foster & Ritter prepared the body for burial and removed it to his late home on Sunday, where the funeral was held Wednesday and the remains laid to rest in the Bost wick Lake cemetery. The deceased was a former resident of Greenville but at the time of his death his home was the old Boardman Scranton farm at Grattan Center. His family was all present at his death, except one daughter now in the west. R. M. WILSON & CO. Furnished the Screens for the New County House The new county house at Ionia is near- ing completion. Messrs. Wright &. Prall are being highly complimented on the fine work they are doing on the building and no county in "the state will have a better one. K. M. Wilson & Uo. or this city nad the contract for finishing the screens for the doors and windows used on the build ing, and last week Wednesday W. H. Kennedy took them down there. There were several other bidders on this contract from different parts of the state, but none of them could show up a screen which filled the bill in every par ticular like the kind manufactured in Belding. The R. M. Wilson & Co. have a reputation of doing business promptly and right in anything they undertake. CHAS. SEELY LOCATED Found la Oklahoma Deputy Sheriff Taylor Went After II lm Today. Chas. J. Seely, who left here about six months ago and disappeared under a cloud, has been located in Hooker, Okla homa, and is now under arrest in charge of the sheriff of the county. Deputy Sheiff W. B. Taylor of Ionia, left this morning for the west and will bring him back for trial It is said he was working in a printing office there and had been writing up a number of towns. Mr. Seely left his family here, his wife a most excellent woman, and two fine sons. He went away owing the Gage Printing Co. in Battle Creek $900 and the Cleveland Paper Co. $165. Cat II n Helmer The marriage of Leo L. Catlin and Miss Angie Helmer took place in Fill more, N. York, June 3, Rev. J. Cooper of that city, officiating. The bride was formerly of this city where her parents now reside. G. A. II. Week In Detroit The citizens of Detroit are making great preparations to entertain the- civil war veterans of Michigan June 17 and 18. It is twenty-five years since a state G. A.R. encampment has been held in that city. The program will include a camp fire on the night of June 17th, at which the leading speaker will be Nation al Commander Burton, of Kansas City. The annual parade will be on the after noon of the same day. The Detroit com mittee is making arrangements to enter tain 5.000 visiting veterans and their friends during the week All of the steam railroads in lower Michigan have granted excursion rates to Detroit next week on account of the annual G. A. R. encampment. This is the first time since two-cent fares went into affect that Michigan railroads have made such a concession and it is believed it will cause many old soldiers to attend the annual reunion at Detroit June 17 and 18. Advertised Letters Miss Iva Pathonal, . Mr. Harold L. Wil son. D. E. Wilson, P. M. OFF FOR THE S00 Heldlng Party Out For a Fine Trip Husluess and Pleasure Combined Dr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Smith and Dr. and Mrs. Jas. Armstrong of this city left Tuesday morning for Detroit where. they will join the State Dental Association on a delightful trip to the Soo. The association has chartered the beau tiful passenger steamer, the City of Mackinaw, and will own the boat during the trip, there being no others allowed on the boat except members of the associa tion and their wives. The business of the association will be conducted in the large and spacious stateroom of the steam er and one day's session will be held at the Soo for the benefit of the northern Michigan members of the association. Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong will visit rel atives in Canada before returning home and Mrs. Smith will make a visit with her people at Romeo. W. C. T. U. CONVENTION Their Thirty-Fourth Annual Held In Hay Clvy JMS Ss ecli The thirty-fourth aunual meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, was held in Bay City last week and it proved to be the most successful one ever held. There were about 200 delegates from all parts of the state present. The pro gram was an extensive and interesting one covering the four days the convention was in session on timely topics in line with the great progress there has been made in the work especially durirg past two years. The ladies are very much encouraged and can see a very bright silver lining to the dark cloud which has hung over the land for so many years. There were many notable addresses, among them being one by President Sam uel Dickie of Albion college in the course of which he said: "What would vou think, if I were to tell you that a young man may be decent in his personal and private life; he may be eminently fitted and quali fied for positions of public trust; but if in Michigan such a young man openly antag onizes the liquor traffic, those interests promise him political annihilation? He must choose between his honest convict ions and his political aspirations. The saloon undertakes to dominate politics, to corrupt courts and to thwart justice. It is a species of organized anarchy that we are here to-day to meet, to grapple with, and by God's help to overthrow. We must lay aside all compromise. It is not high license or the liquor tax that we want, but I say to you, delegates of Mich igan W. C, T. U., it is the utter abolishing of liquor traffic in its entirety once and for all." It closed with a big banquet, Friday night, with Mrs. A. S. Benjamin, toast master. The delegates pressnt from this part of the county were: Mrs. M. Smith, Belding; Mrs A. L. Benedict, Mrs. J. C. Lambertson, Orleans; and Mrs. Effie Webster of Lyons. Pa pits' Uerltals Miss Wagner will give two pupils recitals, Friday evening, June 19, and Monday evening, June 22, at the Congre gational church. Friday evening the following pupils will play: Lucian Jersey, Misses Ola Litle, Florence Fisher, Flossie Spicer, Eleanor Fisher, Marguerite Lamb, Masters Frank Donovan, Lawrence Donovan, Dougal Ferguson and Hiram Belding. Miss Flor ence Wagner will sing two solos. The recital Monday evening will be giv en by Miss Imogene Ireland and Miss Beatrice Stanton, assisted by Mrs. Fred Ireland, organist. Invitations are given by Miss Wagner and the pupils taking part. Friends of the pupils desiring to attend these recitals are requested to pro vide themselves with invitations. Stamping Done to Order All kinds of Stamping, neatly done. Apply to Miss Jessie Edgerly. Box 482. 51 4w SCHOOL YEAR CLOSES SOON Uaccalaurcato Sermon By ICev. J. A. Baynton Class Day Program at Opera House Commencement Kxerclsesat M. E. Church The Graduates The Belding schools will close June 25. Sunday evening, June 21, at the M, E. church, the Rev. Jas. A. Baynton will preach the baccalaureate sermon for the class of 1808. Wednesday afternoon, June 24, at 2 o'clock, the pupils of the grades will pre sent a musical program at the M. E. church. In the evening the Senior class, assisted by others, will give a class day program at the opera house, consisting of a play, "The Masque of Culture," and a class drill by the young ladies of the class. Music will be furnished for the occasion by the Misses Imogene Ireland, Beatrice Stanton, Florence Wagner and Lena Leonard. An admission fee of fifteen and twenty-five cents will be charged to de fray the necessary expenses. Thursday evening at the M. E. church, Prin. D. B. Waldo of the Kalamazoo Nor mal will deliver the commencement ad dress. His subject will be "Growth and Service." President W. D. Ballou of the Board of Education will present the di plomas to the class. The high school chorus will furnish music. No admission fee will be charged. The Belding schools will round up the year's work, which has been a very satis factory and successful one, week after next and the class of 1908 will have fin ished their work so far as being pupils in the Belding schools is concerned. The graduating class numbers nine six girls and three boys: Addie Martha Hoppough, Louisa Ann Parks, Leon Weller Kitson, Clara Opal Kale, Ona Alys Wright, Adal bert Greiner Stanton, Jessie Aurice Vin cent, Norma Marie Loewe, Leonard Fred erick Howe. .Its officers are: President, Louisa Parks; vice president, Leonard Howe; secretary, Ona Wright; treasurer, Norma Loewe. The class motto, "Awake! Arise, Or Be Forever Fallen;" class col ors, emerald and pearl; class flower, tea rose. (TJ HILDREN S OXFORDS We arc able to. show you a large line of Low Shoes for the Boys and Girls, in a great variety of shapes and leathers, both black and tan. ffl, UflLSI nn lllihop McCormlck Coining The Rt. Reverend John N. McCormick of Grand Rapids, bishop coadjutor of the western Michigan Diocese, will be in this city on Friday evening next for the pur pose of administering the rite of confirma tion to a class here. The bishop comes a little earlier than expected in order to al low him more time to prepare for his trip to the Lambeth conference to be held soon at London, England, at which all the bis hops of the church of England throughout the world meet to confer with the bishops of the Protestant Episcopal church of the United States. The Lambeth conference convenes but once every ten years and is one of the greatest meetings of the Pro testant Episcopal church. The services here will be held in the Woodmen hill at 7:00 p. m. and the pub lic are invited to be present. The vested choir will sing. 44 saries, Birthdays, Graduations and other gift giving occasions. I have he best selected stock In the county to supply the wants for the occasions and my prices during the m month of June will be the lowest ever quoted on standard makes J of goods. I Invite vour invrstf ratinn. j JUNE : Jeweler A. B. HULL BELDING -:- MICHIGAN Optician 1 i vol ii h A-r,'i Imx mm A 1 Quality Highest, Prices Lowest FURNITURE, PIANOS, Etc t i Foster & Ritter Embalming and funeral directing a specialty. Satis- j- C A y M faction Guaranteed c LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE I mhm tearing Sals if 0 arpeBs I Our trade in this department has been immense. There is nearly always left a rem nant of from four to fifteen yards from every roll of carpet, so wc have accumulated a great many of such remnants during the Spring selling, wc have these all measured and marked at a great reduction. Also 4 pieces of strictly All Wool In grain Carpet (these are 60c and 65c quality) to close out at per yard 50c 25 Reversible Rugs 25x50in size, $1.50 quality at - - - 08c Don't buy anything in the Carpet line until you get our prices. Yard wide best Granite Carpet at, per yard - - - 25c A good grade China matting at per yard - - - 15c A full roll of 40 yards, $5.00 Linoleums, 2 and 4 yards wide. C. LLOYD J?.