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TWENTIETH YEAK. NO. 1.
BELDING, MICII.f THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1908.
WHOLE NO. 988.
Political Tour Heartily Received
Position on Supervision of Stock and
liond Iaauea of ltallroadti
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
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
"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."
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
W. S. LAMBERTSON, Cashier
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
R. M. WILSON & CO.
Furnished the Screens for the New
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Uaccalaurcato Sermon By ICev. J.
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
(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
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.
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 :
A. B. HULL
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Quality Highest, Prices Lowest
FURNITURE, PIANOS, Etc
i Foster & Ritter
Embalming and funeral directing a specialty. Satis-
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LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
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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.
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