3 BIG SPECIALS
Next Saturday and Save Money
TWENTIETH YEAH. NO. G.
BELDING, MICII., - THURSDAY. JULY 1G, 1908.
WHOLE NO. 993.
irUUl PUN (hr
A WARM ONE
It Was Largely Attended 15y tlio
Urlnton F. Hall and Frank II. Hudson
Klecled Trunteea Voted to Kalae
(,((( by Direct Tax
The annual school meetire was held
Monday evening at the high school build
ing and it was the largest ever held in tbe
city, interest centering in the election of
trustees, and this fact was the cause of
the large attendance, each of the candi
dates and their friends having made spe
cial effort to get the voters out.
W. D. Ballou called the meeting to order
and read the legal call for the meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were
read by Director Z. W. Gooding, who also
made the financial and statistical report
for the year, the financial report being
the same as published in the Banner last
week. The statistical report shows that
there are 804 children of school age in
. I -a. T-L A. 1 . J
me city, ine report was auuumu.
The board of education recommended
the raising of $6,000 by direct tax and
on mouon ox c. c. onappie mo recum-
IllCUUatlUll was b.llisu u jr a uuauiaivug
vote. In the election of trustees which
followed, H. J. Leonard ana Z W. Good
ing were appointed tellers and the names
of F H. Hudson and I. L Hubbell were
presented to succeed F. H. Hudson, whose
term expired. O. J. Barker presented
the 'name of Mr. Hudson and Fred L.
Spencer the name of I. L. Hubbell. The
vote stood, F. H. Hudson, 122; I. L. Hub
bell, 101 ; scattering. 5. Mr. Hudson was
For trustee in place of W. D. Ballou,
Dr. J. H Armstrong nominated Brinton
F. Hall and Dr. I S. Morris presented for
re-election W. D Ballou. The vote re
suited, Brinton F. Hall, 138; W. D. Bal
lou, 83, Mr. Hall being declared elected.
Superintendent E. N. Pitkin was called
on and gave a short talk on the needs of
the school in the way of more room for
the pupils of the high school and it was
readily shown that more room was need
ed for effective work by both teachers
A motion was made by Dr. Morris, that
in the future the polls of the election shall
be opened from two to five o'clock p. m.
and after some discussion the same was
T In regard to my wife, Lucy A. Guild,
some folks like to rent and move and
debts can't never pay, while others have
a little home, no rent to pay. Sometime
I will have more in my home when I don't
have other peoples debts to pay.
F. W. Guild, Unknown friend.
II. J. LEONARD, Pres.
we grow and
there is good reason
for our steady and satisfactory
growth. The fact
with all compe
that the public
lost sight of
vative banking that have
governed our develop
ment in the past will
shape our future
W. S. LAMBERTSON, Cashier
Mia Francla Wtlay Heroines the JAte
Partner, of Andrew DeUeui,
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Fish on Wednesday morning, July 15th,
in the presence of a few intimate friends
and relatives, Rev. O. W. Winter spoke
the words which joined in happy harmonv
the hearts and hands of Miss Francis
Wiley of this city and Mr. Andrew DeGeus
of Saginaw. Miss Wiley is a daughter of
George Wiley and is well and favorably
hnown to a large circle of friends.
Mr. DeGeus is a successful business
man and assistant superintendent of the
Owosso Sugar Beet Company's prairie
farm near Saginaw where the company
has ten thousand acres of land. The bride
was beiutifully gowned and her brother
Mr. Harry Wiley and Miss Mabel Robinson
were best man and bridesmaid. They
were the recepents of many presents. On
Tuesday eve. twenty ofher lady friends
gave her a miscellaneous shower in the
pavillion at the water works park, which
was tastely decorated for the occasion
with Japanese lanterns and electric lights,
the color scheme being red and white.
Refreshments of ice cream and wafers
were served and a most happy evening
The bride and groom left imediately for
Saginaw where he has a fine home ready
to receive them. The Banner joins with
her many friends in wishing them a long
and, happy life.
IS POSTPONED AGAIN
lleldlntr HuwlnesH Men Will Hemline
(Jala Day Sport, a Little Later.
Owing to the fact that such a large
majority of the farmers are so far behind
in their work, many of them not being
through with their haying while others are
just beginning their wheat harvest and all
have so much to do, the committee on
Saturday entertainment have decided to
postpone the entertainment announced for
next Saturday, the 18th, until later. A
few of the attractions which we were
counting on could not be booked for that
date, but we will have some extra fine at
We want all the people to make Belding
their trading center just the same and
avail themselves of the bargains offered
by the merchants and we will give you
some entertainments later that are worth
while. Committee on Eneertainment.
Lad Hot Kicked
One of Maggie Gasper's boys down in
the German settlement, aged about ten
years, was kicked by a horse in the barn
Monday evening and when found shortly
afterward he was unconscious. Dr.
Pinkham was called and made a quick
run with his auto, accompanied by Fr.
Zindler, and found the lad in a serious
condition. It is supposed that one of the
horses kicked him hard enough to throw
him against the stone wall of the stable,
where he was lying when found. The
boy is much better and will recover.
A. N. BELDING, V. Pres
that we have not
cally doubled it
mind has not
the essential re
that make a
and safe. The
WATCH OUT FOR
THE WATER MAN
Or Ho Will Bo Alter You-Shut
Don't Wnste City Water Nor Uae Hone
After Hours-It Mny Cost
You a Dollar
Users of city water need to be careful
and not abuse the privilege of the city
water system, as it is liable to cause trou
ble and inconvenience if they do. Should
the water man cut you off from the main
for disobedience of the rules it will cost
you a dollar to have the water turned on
The hours for lawn sprinkling are from
8 to 9 a. m. and from 5 to 8 p. m. No
one has the right to waste the water by
allowing it to run continually, as it has
been found that some do, for the purpose
of keeping their milk bottles cool and the
The man at the power house can very
easily discover when water is being
wasted and very frequently a detective is
sent out to locate the place. Mr. Fred
erick desires to make our water-works
system one of the best in the state.
THEY HOiNORED HIM
A. It. Hull Elected rrt aldeut of Mich-
Inn n Kctutl .jHveler AttMoclallon.
There is one thing that is very evident
at this time and that is the fact that in
the business world the Belding business
men cut more than the ordinary figure in
the eyes of Michigan business nun. The
late T. Frank Ireland was elected presi
dent of the Michigan Retail Hardware
Dealers association, and later president of
the National association. E. E. Doty, our
world famous photographer has carried
off the highest honors wherever his work
has been shown and is still raking in the
honors. Brinton F. Hall was elected
president of the Michigan Manufacturers
association last year and no one has been
elected as yet to take bis place and still
the honors fall among us:
At the annual meeting of the Michigan
Retail Jewelers association held in Detroit
last week, our hustling young busines
man, A. B. Hull, was elected president of
the association for the ensuing year, and
the members of the association did not
stop at this but also elected him a dele
gate to the National Retail Jewelers asso
ciation which convenes in Cincinnati in
August. These two honors came to Mr.
Hull unsolicited and are just another evi
dence of the popularity of our hustling
wide-awake business men.
A dead cat was buried by the children
in the neighborhood last week. The
grave was strewn with flowers, catnip
and the like, and funeral obsequies per
formed. The next day Master Edward
Belding, a four-year-old youngster, was
viewing it again intently and being asked
about it by his mother, said he was look
ing to see if the kittens had come up yet.
Two youngsters were in front of Dr.
Pinkham'e discussing his automobile and
one asked the other what that number
was for, when the other promptly replied,
"Why, that's the year it was made, 1 647.''
Gladys Face and Daphne Hayes are
little playmates on adjoining lawns. They
got into a spat the other day and both
ran home. In about an hour Gladys told
her mother she was going over to see if
Daphne had forgot it, and added, "I have."
Fell From a Cherry Tree.
While engaged in picking cherries Tues
day morning, M. L. Osterhout had the
misfortune to miss his footing in some
manner and he fell some distance to the
ground striking on his head and shoulders.
He was assisted into the house and while
badly bruised and jared up, fortunately he
esacaped serious injury. It will he several
days, howevr, before he will be able to at
tend to his business affairs in this city
(Jrand Knild Excurwloii
The Ladies' Social Circle have arranged
for their annual excursion Saturday, July
25. Train leaves Belding at 8 a. m.,
round trip 75c; Smyrna, 8:07, fare CSc;
Moseley, 8:00, fare 60c. Return train
leaves Grand Rapids at 7 o'clock. Im
prove the day for a delightful day's outing
at John Ball Park, Reed's Lake, or some
other point of interest about the city.
Notice to Water Taker
Sprinkling is prohibited during fires
either large or small, and all sprinkling
shall cease when fire whistle blows and
continue until notice is given by signal
that the fire is out. It is not possible to
have good fire protection unless this rule
is obeyed. The water may be summarily
cut off if this rule is not obeyed, and a
fine of not less than one dollar be collected.
By order of Board of Water Commis
sioners. W. S. EDDY, Clerk.
FROM THE TOURISTS
Letters Have Ileen Ilrcelred From tbe
Letters were received last week from
Albert L. Spencer and Rev. N. J. Myers,
who are touring Europe, by their families,
the missives having been mailed about
ten days before being received in this city.
They were written on board the steamer.
Cymric, while nearing Queenstown on
June 28, and from there they, went to
The voyage across the Atlantic was
one of pleasure and delight. Only one
storm came on to work up a seasickness
on the part of some of the passengers.
Mr. Spencer said he experienced no in
convenience from it whatever, although
there was one morning after the big storm
when only six passengers showed up at
the breakfast table.
While in mid ocean a wireless telegram
was received of the death of Ex-president
After a short stay in Edinburg, Scotland,
they were to make a tour of many inter
esting places in the old world and expect
to sail from Naples on their homeward
journey about July 29 or the first week in
In his letter to Mrs Myers, Rev. Myers
speaks of the ocean trip as follows:
"There is an indescribable something that
is restful, exceedingly pleasant and
resplendently beautiful about the horizon
when viewed from an ocean vessel with a
sweeping glance, clear around the circle,
with all the surface encircled dotted with
white caps that are tossed by the millions
of waves as they are kissed by the pas
sionate sun. These waves in their pristine
beauty seem like angels in their spotless
purity reflecting the pure white light of
their warm friend. The black of the val
ley, the blue of the horizon, the white of
the crest, the white and the blue and the
green of the ship's path is a scene upon
which the angels of glory would delight to
look and upon which thev would gaze in
ItltlCKKIl 1'AHK LOCALS
Mrs. Karl Hoppough and daughter
Margaret, Mrs. Mark Hoppough and
daughters Addie, Vinnie, Merl and Verl,
all of Smyrna, camped last week at the
The Misses Mildred Bolenbaugh, Vernie
Brown, Grace Travis of Belding, Miss
Frances Millard of Detroit, Miss Dorothy
Zerline of Grand Rapids, Miss A Jessie
Whitmore of Palo and Miss Cora Hoppough
of Smyrna, all were guests of the Hop-
pough's at the Pioneer cottage.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. West, Bert Curtis,
Tom Swartout and Clarence Runnels
passed a few days last week at the Du
pont. They report a good time.
Herb Angell, Frank O'Bryon, Lewis
Leonard, Ben Angell and the Misses Lo-
vina Mills, Viola Mills, Pearl Austin, with
Miss Rena Angell as chaperone, are at
the Angell cottage for a two weeks' out
ing. Miss Elsie Millard has been visiting
Miss Lucile Brickerat the Bricker cottage.
Mrs. Frank Harlan and daughter Fran
ces and Mrs. Raymond are at the Harlan
for the summer.
Mrs. Jacob Simons of Grand Rapids,
Miss Frona Goebel of Chicago and Frank
Heath and family of Shiloh were over
Sunday visitors at the Haddon Hall cot
tage, guests of E. D. Decker.
Henry Felton of Ionia, Karl and Mark
Hoppough of Smyrna took dinner at the
Pioneer cottage Sunday.
Brinton F. Hall and wife visited Geo.
E. Nichols and wife Saturday and Sunday
at the Ionia cottage.
Wm. Orser and wife and Albert God
frey and wife spent a few days last week
at Camp Recreation.
Delbert Stanton, Lewis Curtis and Max
McDonald spent Sunday at the Dupont,
Dr. Stanton's cottage.
Geff Godfrey ate dinner with the Hop
pough's at the Pioneer cottage Sunday.
Mrs. Ray Edwards and children, Mrs.
Wilbur Wilson and Miss Gertrude Wilson
spent all day Monday at the Edwards
Miss A. Verle Temple spent Sunday
with Mrs. Frank Harlan at the Harlan.
While fishing for blue gills, Mrs. Albert
Godfrey and Mrs. Will Orser each caught
a black bass, weight about seven pounds.
They were so large that in trying to land
them they broke the lines and are now
looking for more bait. The ladies both
vouch for this fish story, also the size of
Mrs. Leon Osterhout landed & bass that
weighed Z lbs.
Chas. Madden and family are at the
Recreation cottage for two weeks.
Wm. Orser has just finished up a nice
boat house on the beach in front of his lot.
John Arnwine and family are at the
Wan Wan for two weeks.
Cures Cok! Prevent PummmIs
HAS NO SHOW
The "Soo" News Sizes Up tlio
Conservative Klein en t In the Demo
cratic Party Not In JIarmouy With
Him and Ills IMatform
For a third time the democratic party
has selected William Jennings Bryan as
its candidate for president. For a third
time he is the candidate of but a faction
of his party. As in 1896 and 1900 so in
1908 he is the candidate with the active
enmity and opposition of the conservative
element of his party, the element which
alone has, during the entire period since
the civil war, ever been able to wrest
victory from the republicans. Every
reason which drove the conservative dem
ocrats into the republican columns in
1896 and 1900 is as potent; today as it
Although Bryan has been perforce
compelled to abandon his bizarre theories
of finance, and has temporarily at least
dropped his demand for government own
ership of railroads, he stands today as he
stood in '96 for ultra radicalism. His
platform drafted with the sole desire to
please the exponents of every "ism" is
lacking in appeal to the sober, conserva
tive, thinking man, no matter what may
be his occupation. The injunction plank;
in his platform was written not by the J
leaders of the democracy, but by the
leader of a labor union organization, who
himself openly professes allegiance to
neither of the national political parties.
With Bryan as its standard bearer
democracy again faces inevitable defeat.
The big eastern states, absolutely essen
tial to democratic victory, have all along
been luke-warm in their support for the
Nebraskan, and the biggest state of all
New York, demonstrated this feeling in
the only test vote prior to the nomination,
by voting for Bryan's enemies. In the
middle west Bryan's hope of success is
equally remote. Sentiment in Michigan
may fairly be taken as illustrative of the
sentiment prevailing in this section of the
country, and it would be a bold man in
deed, who would predict a Bryan victory
this fall in the peninsular state.
The far west, once a stronghold of Bry-
anism during the days of his, advocacy of
bi-metalism, has since then become the
peculiar property of Theodore Roosevelt,
whose policies William H. Taft stands
pledged to maintain, a fact which wil
throw many an electoral vote which in
'96 went to Bryan, into the Taft column
this year. Even the solid democratic
south is threatened. Competent political
observers are prophesying that North
Carolina may for the first time since the
civil war cast its electoral vote for a re
It is no secret at all that republican
leaders without exception hoped for the
nomination of Bryan at Denver, and now
with the twice-defeated leader from
Nebraska as their opponent, the republi
cans enter the campaign with the utmost
confidence in the outcome.
Not alwavs, but during this sale, practically all this town's dry goods buying- is
confined to this store. It's simply that we have greater stocks at lower prices, more
bargains and better bargains. Here's proof of superiority in these items, and there
are hundreds of other as good and better unadvertised.
9x12 Uuf Sale Price $100
4 foot White Knameled Curtain
Pole and Fixtures 0.c
42 Inch Extension Hods O.'lc
Table Oil Cloth 11c
Percale Wrapper 8'.c
Lonsdale Bleached Muslin ..10c
Amoskeaff Checked Gingham. ..OGc
Ladles Tailor Made SuIU and scp
erate Jackets at half price.
We will offer the follow
ing attractive prices in can
vas oxfords. These goods
are all from our regular
stock and new spring ox
fords S 1.25 White Canvas S 95
1.50 44 44 1 10
1.75 44 44 1 20
2. 00 4 4 44 1 35
Al so Some Good Bargains in Men's Can
vas Shoes and Oxfords
mi mm & m
eyes with fitting Glasses.
Our store is full of bargains this month which
you can't afford to overlook.
FARMERS AND OTHERS Why
don't you build this year while material is
cheaper than it has been in twelve years?
I am over loaded, with lumber and shin
ies galore. My prices are right. "He
who buys now, buys the cheapest.",
1 Absolutely Your v; -
5tf E. L. KENDALL
Grand Rapids excursion Saturday, the
25th. Round (rip 75 cents.
Lutie Alverson, Lenn Aubert, W. W.
Daily, Lucy Benzing, S. J. Dodd, Charles
DeBol, Envelyn DeBoyl, Elsie Dann,
Flossie Dennis, Lulu Fonger, Mrs. Rosa
Granger, Miss Nora Harrington, Miss
Flossie Harding, Helen Paris, Anna Paris,
Agnes Reynolds, Ethe Smith 2. Myrtle
Smith. Lizzie Taylor,- Mrs. John Wilson.
D. E. Wilson, P. M.
Belding. Mich., July 13, 1908.
LLOYb'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
You Can't Buy Elsewhere
t Tf. T?
in l ne race or vur juiy
Why go farther and fare worse? Why pay more
when we charge less? You have always wanted to
buy at wholesale prices. Now you can buy at
wholesale and less, right here at this store.
Wash Dress Goods
25c Figured Lawns 18c
15c " " 11c
10o " " 03c
07c " 44 ..04c
07c Print 05c
15c Percale.... 10c
15c Gingham 11c
10c India Llnon 08c
15c " " 12J
We will offer two very
oxfords in patent and Gun
Metal on the new toes and
in every way very desir
$2.50 Gun Metal $1 90
$2. 50 Patent oxfords 1 90
Neglect your eves too lonir.
"Sight is priceless and once
lost can never be retrained.
Come and let me fit vour
Some Doings at Orleans
The new depot is under way and the
people of that burg will rejoice when it is
completed. Mel Anderson has completed
the Maccabee and Gleaner hall and Wid
Howe, the old time mason, did the job of
plastering it. The orders will now have
a convenient and comfortable place in.
whiC'.V to hold their meeting- - - -
TTKo nam sttmtaltinrr Kmias .kW ! Ka..
built by J. E. Baird is nearing completion
and will be a fine addition to the village
and a comfortable home. The town is
certainly putting on new life and energy.
Improvements at Opera House
When the opera season opens up again
this coming fall theatre-goers in Belding
will notice a remarkable change in the
interior of the Belding opera house, as
Manager Hetherington is having it finely
decorated and put in first class order.
The house is now in the hands of a force
of workmen from Grand Rapids and no
pains will be spared to make it one of the
neatest and trimmest little opera houses
in the state.
r yv T i if
Ready Made Waists
$5.00 Waists, July Sale $4.25
4.50 44 44 " 3.03
3.00 " 44
2.60 4 4 4 4 44 1.98
2.00 M 44 1.50
1.50 44 44 44 1.13
1.25 44 44 44 93
1.00 44 44 44 75
One lot of odd waists yalue up to
$2.00. Choice 75c
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