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Brevities. Short Items of Interest Re lating to the Town and Its People, told in a Single Paragraph, ! straw hats at exactly half price at HUB. F. Ritter of Albany, New York, was uest of his brother, M. E. Ritter, the af the week. s. Homer Unger was a guest of is in Ionia over Sunday. me attractive prices on pianos and is at Foster & Ritter's. J. Logan and bride of Grand Rapids guests of Dr. Orr Friday. i cased organ slightly used, for sale jargain at Foster &, Ritter's. . Alfred Shaw and son of Chicago jests of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Fargo. s. Johnson is home from Chicago, he has been in the employ of the Jrew Skellenger has gone to Minne- 0 run a harvester engine during the a. ' . N. Foster left Tuesday for Ionia, 1 he will do carpenter work for H. right. W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. VIorris Friday afternoon, July 31, in ir session. . O.J. Holmes and Mrs. J. H. Knapp to Greenville Tuesday for a day's 3it with friends. The annual picnic and meeting of the (ia County Battalion and W. R. C. will held at Saranac Aug. 12, '08. pr. Stmton reports a fine girl came to b at Ralph White's and a bouncing boy jNick Geisen's this week. The Misses Gertrude and Bertha Peck t Tuesday for a few days' visitwith atives and friends at Pierson. vlrs. B. W. Ranney and Miss Hattie nney of Greenville were over Sunday osts of Mr and Mrs. Ellis Ranney. . T- . I O A. 1... j iirs. ueorge uoyer returned oaiuruay Dm Gravlincr where she was called to pnd the funeral of her brother's wife. JMrs. M. A. Bennett of Toledo, Ohio, is ending a few weeks in this city, as the Jest qf her daughter. Mrs H. E. Minier. i,Marion Davis, who has been the guest ' Mrs. L. K. Webster since the Des oines A. O. U. W. convention, returned Maine Wednesday. Miss Frona Logan returned to her home Stanton, Monday, after a few days' sit with the Misses Lulu Buck and Kit- Ie Dunlap. ewing machines rented at Foster & Rit-fri- ' Miss Myrtle Dean of Pewamo, who has been the f uest of Miss Eliaabeth Martin for the past week, left Monday for a visit jwith Weidman friends. Mrs. C. B. G reeno of Lawrence was a cmest of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. McNaushton e first of the week. She left Tuesday for a short visit with Sheridan friends. Elwood Rockefeller returned Saturday from a two weeks's visit at Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City. He says: ) "Talk about your good times, Well I cer f talnly had one." Before marrying find out if the girl can ' change a round steak into a square meal Before buying fertilizer investigate the ( Armour brands, natural plant food. Al ! ways reliable and up to guarantee the kind that you can depend upon for results. Sold by F. P. Hamman, Orleans, Mich. Wortley & French Are agents for Nyal remedies. Mrs. Geo. F. Smith is in Carson City, the guest of friends. Mrs. Ransom Abbey was the guest of Lowell friends over Sunday. Polar Star ice cream freezers, 1 . quart size, 75c at Paterson's. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Keeney were guests of Smyrna friends Monday. Quality the highest, prices the lowest, at Foster & Ritter's. Mrs. C. M. Slavton was able to be ta. ken home to Grattan Tuesday. Dale B. Cartridge is spending the week with his aunt, Mrs. Edna Wright. Mrs F. E. Blair and children of Grand Rapids are visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Har mon Kohler's of Chadwick this week. Prosecuting Attorney Dwight C. Shel don of Ionia was in the city today. He feels very proud over the advent of that fine daughter. Gas will do more than any other fuel and do it with less labor, less cost, less time and better results. 51 tf W. B. Reed and family have returned from Wabasis lake. He captured a 9 pound pickerel just as he was about to leave for home. The Orleans W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. Elva Anderson July 31 for the an nual Flower Mission program. Everyone invited. Singer and Wheeler &, Wilson machines $2,00 down, 50 cents per week at Foster &, Ritter's. Palmer Fales, who has been visiting his parents and relatives here, has re turned to his work on the road for the D. M. Ferry Seed Co. in Utah. Fancy bananas, Saturday, 15 cents a dozen at Patterson's. All members of the F. & A. M. lodge are requested to be present Saturday night for third degree work. Visitors from Ionia, Jackson and Grattan are ex pected. Patterson is showing a novelty in the floral line. It is known as the Chinese lmcole and comes direct from the Celestial Empire The plant grows in water or in fish globe, and bears a beautiful flower, there being three varieties, pink white and red, and makes a novelty that catches every eye. Seeds can be purchased there for only 10 cents or three for 25 cents. Attend the great sale now on at THE HUB and supp1 Vur future needs at an average of or. -third less than regular prices. Miss Agnes Shindorf left Tuesday for Toledo, O., for a short visit with relatives. From there she will go to Norwalk, 0., and then to Littleton, Col., where her two brothers are in business in the bakery and confectionery line. Although THE HUB was packed with customers nearly all day during the open ing days of the sale, the stock was so large that assortments in most lines are still large, but it will not pay you to wait too long. Better come TODAY. The report of the condition of Belding's two state banks is published in The Ban ner this week and it will be noted 1 that they are showing a healthy growth, which will be of interest to their patrons. With our banks in a flourishing condition the prosperity of our entire community is reflected. We trust the poople, Foster & Ritter. A Gas Ranoe makes the kitchen as clean as the parlor. 51 tf Cook With Gas. Twice as much cook ing at half the cost, 51 tf Buy Silk City cook books at half price Special sale only 25c, Saturday, July 18 at Underwoods grocery. 5-2w Costs or actual values are not consid ered at the great sale now on at THE HUB. Our sole object is to turn our stock into money at any cost. It is your oppor tunity. Don't miss it. Misses Mary Rogers and Maud Heim were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Win chell of Ionia Sunday. Byron F. Brown ani family have re turned from their visit at Owosso, Char lotte1 and other places in the state. Frank Hicks wears a broader smile and has a more portly bearing this week than he did last week. He expected a "bank er" to step into his place at SandelPs, but the fates decreed otherwise and Mrs. Hicks will educate her to be a milliner, perhaps. Rural Carrier Arba Face has purchased an automobile for his route and as soon as tie gets the hang of the throttle, steer ing gear and whistle he will make the rounds of the route on time, provided the thing doesn't get to bucking. "Mrs William Smith, nee Mary Travis, of Canandaigua, N. Y., is visiting her broth ers John and William Travis for a few weeks. Miss Maggie Clark returned last week from her visit in the east. While at Sun derland ville, Mass., she made a brief visit with Mrs. E. A, Collins, formerly Anna Purnell of this city. Fruit jar ruhbers, the 10c kind 8cts at Patterson's. The city park affords a very convenient and pleasant place for dinner parties and many of our citizens are taking advantage of an opportunity to get out into the cool shade of the open for a meal. A party of about thirty neighbors pooled their pro visions Wednesday and took supper there at 6 o'clock. It was a pleasant innova tion. The entire stock of the Hub Clothing Store is being sold at extraordinary prices during the great July Clean-Up Sale. It will pay you and pay you big to supply your needs now. THE HUB. The great offer of thrice a week New York Tribune and the Banner for six months, is still open to all. Subscribers who are now receiving the Banner may take advantage of the offer on payment of seventy-five cents and their subscrip tion will be credited six months in - ad vance of the expiration of present sub scription. This is an offer which no one can afford to pass up, hand in your 75 cents and get the Tribune three times a week and the Banner for six months. 2 tf Buy your summer or winter suit now at the great Clean-Up Sale at THE HUB and get more for your money than you ever got before, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watson entertained a company of relatives from Greenville Wednesday in the park. Among their guests were Mrs. W. Andrus, Mrs. Lizzie Hydorn, Mrs Fred Rhoades, Mrs. ;T. Love, Mrs. H. Watson. Mrs. Clair Thome, Mrs. Glenn Hatch, Mrs. Will Walker, Mrs. Craig Walker. Mrs. Don Howorth, Misses Emily and Nellie Rhoades, Anna Pratt and Alice Watson. Thrifty men are buyirg now at the great sale.at THE HUB things that they will need for next fall and winter wear. It pays to buy at such a sale, where ev ery dollar buys a $ 1.50 worth. Great Mid-Summer Special Dry Goods Sale SPENCER BROS. THE LARGEST STOCK OF DRY GOOS IN BKLDING All Summer Goods to be slaughtered. We will not carry them oyer. Many staples coca into this sale and will he sold regardless of cost. Tbcee goods have been bought rif A cheap as cash could buy them, and bought bj the oldest and most experienced buyer In Beldlng. LOOK AT THESE PRICES Ten plccea Anthem Lawns, worth 6c to 8c a yard, to be sold for. 3c Dimities that eoldJS to 35c all goat 10c A Great Bargain 2.5. 35c and 50c Silk Tissues, Foulard, Shadow . Printed Silks.. ONE-FOURTH OFF 10 and 12Mc Ginghams 8c 40 pieces IXI Sheeting Oc Best Standard Prints, per yard 5c 20 pieces Light Percales, worth 12,4c go at 8c $1.50 Long Silk Gloves, Black, Blue and White at --- 91.20 $1 25 Long Silk Gloves, Black; Blue and white at : 98c 1.25 White Parasols at.. use 1.00 White Parasols at 5!c 100 Merry Widow Hand Bags, cost $1.00 at 70c Large Assortment of Fancy Belts, worth 50c at 30c 15c White and Colord Embroidered Launder- . ed Collars at 12, c Ladles' and children's 50c Gauze Union Suits 3'c Ladies' and Children's 25c Gauze Vests & Drawers 20c For this sale we offer our superb line of Ladies' White Waists and our magnificent assortment of Muslin Underwear at prices to close. This will indeed be a great sale that no one can alTord to mUs. During this Sale we shall conduct an ODDS AND ENDS REMNANT SALE to clean up stock, which will cive our patrons the greatest bargains of the season. Wc shall keep a large table of Remnants on sale of almost everything in stock dur ing this sale. You will buy something off this table if you look it over. Don't fail to come and see us wc will not not urge you unduly to buy. Sale Begins Saturday, July 11, Continuing Balance of month. V v:mk - : , .. i: . 1 1 1 i 1 1.-r- : i .. . i E.I 11 I - . Mr r I I . a I ' - - I sr v,s nil m m - I Beautiful home of the Lansing Business University Wnere complete and thorough courses are given in Bookkeeping, Telegraphy, Shorthand, Typewriting, etc. Expers pains taking instruct ors in all departments who devote their entire time to the students ad vancement. Uest Penmanship de partment in central Michigan. ' Mew students may enter at any time as we give Individual Instruction. Tu ition rea&onable; payments made easy; carfare paid to Lansing. Stu dents assisted to -places where they can do light work for their board if desired. We have large, well ventilated halls, modern equipment and free employment depaitment. Till A L WEEK FHEE and catalog for the asking. For full information write the manager today. H. J. BECK, Manager, Lansing, Michigan. (Jrniid KnplilM Excumlon The Ladies' Social Circle have arranged for their annual excursion Saturday, July 25, to Grand Rapids and return. Make calculations to go at that time. Round trip, 75c for all day. Bclding, Sp enceir ustos 771) Michigan HnptlMt Paiitor Return Rev. C. E. Maxfield will return from his vacation trip to New York state in time to occupy his pulpit next Sunday morning and evening. He reports a de- ightful visit among old friends in his na tive state. George Altenburg has returned from his trip to Scranton, Pa. His brother Quinn Altenburg, who is an operator there, returned with him for a short vacation. George says he worked in a coal mine for a day while there just to get the ex perience. He was under ground in the different ledges for a distance of two miles and saw the process of blasting, felt the jar and heard the roar which was similar to thunder. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Crankshaw of Hay- nor were guests at David Wherry's over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bolenbaugh were Sand Lake visitors over Sunday. Mrs. O. M. Isham and daughter Flor ence were called to Butternut, Saturday, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Reed Isham. Mrs. James Cramer is spending a week with her daughter Lena at Cadillac. Miss. Winnifred Bush is spending her vacation with her grandparents at Brigh ton. Jas. Parks was a guest of Lowell rela- ives over Sunday. Mrs. L. R. Spencer returned to Battle Creek, Satnrday, after a short visit at H J. Spencer's. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cooper went to Saranac, Saturday, for a few days' visit with relatives' The Greenville K. O. T. M. association will run an excursion to Grand Rapids Aug. 8, '08 over P. M. R. R. A big Mac- cabee rally will be the feature of the day. 7-2 Salted peanuts Paterson's. 10 cents a pound at New line of post card at Patterson's. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Bush of Louis ville, Kentucky, were guests of his broth er Fred, Wednesday. Mrs. Frank Durfee spent Sunday with her sister in Ionia. Saturday special. Oriental bon hnn in cents a pound at Paterson.s. Alva Face and his mother, Almira Face. left Wednesday for Brown county. South Dakota, for a visit with his two brothers there. 11 W arm' W eatlier Goods CS cs rs fj a rs fj a rs cs cs cs cs cs cs v cs cs Then; are a reat many articles which can be used these hot days more endurable. that will help to make Dover Asbestos Sad Irons in sets or single irons from 25c up. Ordinary Washing machines f um $3.50 to $8 00. Try an Ocean Wave. The Excelto I'ower Washer at $15.00. The water does the work, a great help. The New Perfection Kerosene Stoves from $8 00 up. Our sales have in creased every year on this succesful stoye. Gasoline Stoves from $3.00 up. Ataolutly safe if you use every ordinary care. Gasoline or Gas Ovens from 11.50 up. Per fect bakers and great fuel savers. Adjustable screens, either wood or steel from 25c up. See the 4 steel screens before duylng. Fly Killers at 5 and 10c. An absolute necessity. Fly Kibbons at 5 cents. A great im provement over the old style fly paper. Blssell Carpet Sweepers from J2.50 np. Ice pick, Ice tong9, lemon equeezers and ice cream dips. The most complete line of fishing tackle wo have ever shown. Arctic and White Mountain Ice Cream freezers from 1 to 6 quarts running from 1.50 up. Screen Doors to tit any door, from $1.00 up including all the hangings. T. Frank Ireland Co Yellow Front "We Never Sleep1 A square deal at Foster &. Ritter's. A thousand feet of Gas ($1.25) will positively do more cooking than a cord of wood ($3.00). 51 tf Meats roasted or broiled in a Gas Range retain far more of their juice and flavor, than when cooked in any other, way. 51 tf Mrs. G. N. Foster made a business trip to Altona this week. Extra fancy lemons 24 cents per dozen at Paterson's. Don't be a slave to kitchen drudgery; buy a Gas Ranoe and banish the dirt, dust and discomfort of old fashioned cook ing. SI tf Miss Bessie Face left for Lansing Tues day, where she will assist Prof, and Mrs. J. C. Dodges in the work of putting on the beautiful musical drama, "The Sleeping Beauty." Miss Face will superintend the work in a number of places through the state. Her work in the concert when it was given here a few months sgo con vinced Mr. and Mrs. Dodges that she would be a valuable acquisition to their force. Campaign novelties at Patterson's. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE People's Savings Bank At lUMdintr. Micniiran. at the close of business July 15. lvH. as culled for by the Commissioner of the Hanldnjr Department. RI1SOUKCKS. Loan and discounts t13.?l '' llonds. uiorttf aires and securities bC.t.'V Overdrafts Hanking house h.imiou Furniture and tlxtures 3,I.,( ) Items in transit l'7 U iwe from banks in reserve cities tt fil Exchanges for clearing house HT9 1 4 U. S. and national bank cur rency..... & 00 (Jold coin 10.t27 Silver coin M Nickels and cents 356 58 3.V5M Crt Checks and other cash Items 180 9 Total LVM?i LI A HI LIT IKS Capita) Rtock paid in I 35.000 00 Surplus fund l0.tM in) Undividedprottts.net 2. MO 11 Commercial deiKsUs 37.CC9 8 Due to banks and bankers Wt M avings deposits 3.13iv 38 Savings certificates 1H.575 51 215 918 2S Notes and bills rediscounted Uills payable UUXX) uo Total --lL:l 1- State of Michigan. County of Ionia, s. a. I. W. L. Cusser. cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. V. L. CUSSKK. Cashier Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of July. WH. My commission expires Nor. 17. looo. Wm. K. SANDELL. Notary Public, Correct Attest: v.. U. SPKNCER. FRANK K. CHASE, W. U. LOCKE. Directors. i " French Dry Cleaning! I n t i i The Manager of the American Dry Cleaning Co., of Grand Rapids will at tbe Hotel Bel ding, from 1 p. m. to 7:45 p. m. each Tues dry, beginning Tuesday, July 21, to accept work and give prices on French Dry Clean ing and Dyeing. All Work Guaranteed fj J- o -i ww- W-V- r-v wj nre w- WJ r-; mrc W-S; WWi'tWt VSi W-W4 M T." ft U , D.nc r t n mr n 4 Si S '3 CP w Si 1 t I U CP SI rranK M. chase V. Free. L .; s Poople'c Savings Boob, Q -Bclding, Mich. InvItc9jou to make thU bank jour depository. . If you ha y, any i3!c money which you desire to lay aside, brin; It to thU f bank for safe keeping. We lsue certificate oi deposit and sa?Ings books drawing interest, and com T mercial books for chock- in? acco i Mb. A bank of the People, by the Feople, and for the People, W. L. CUSSER, Cashier 9 Picture Framing at Foster it Ritters. BANNER BARGAIN DAY. In keeping with the bargain day spirit which has permeated the business men of Beldir.g this week, the Banner also getr into the procession and cfters a special fos Saturday of Subscriptions to the Banner for one year for 7. Cent or six months for 40 Cents. Our offer of the Thrica-a-Week New York Tribune and the Banner both six month for IT Cents also holds good. Remember the Banner rates are good on Saturday only, but the combination offer ;dj1 oi th it day or any other. Cures Colds Prevents Pneumonia Piles Wo are m on-tain that ltchinjr, Bkwdinff and Protruding Piles can al- aolutely coral by faction or money rpfundw. Modkine Co..Du(Ialo.N.Y. Vi 1 fl WlTl Oil C Cakes Kidneys and Dladdet OlQat 22 BENEDICT'S BARGAINS Clothes Brushes 60c Chocolates 19c Clearing sale of these handy ar- ' 100 one pound boxes 60c 'UfKO ticlcs of every day ue. II. 35. $1.23 lates poing as a specia offer at and $1.00 brushe3 cIo-udl' at 75c i)lV nn ouMl want more? I 7.jc brushes at 60c, as long as thev last. Hair Brushes Another clearing sale. $3. ?2.2" $2., 1.7f and 1.0 hair brushes at $1.00, 11.2.) and f 1, brushes at 75c 7oc hair brushes at tSOc and 35c Make your choice soon. Oh for a Kodak A Kodak for the happiest mo menu of life with the healthy Bath Brushes enjoyment of the preat out doors With the jolly time of vacation and camplnff out. A Kodak for the everyday life of home A kodak to preserve through the changing years, the happy time of life. Brownie Cameras at $2. and to. The $2 size with complete outfit to take and Gniah pictures tl outfit alone 2. Kodaks $5 to $20. Straw hat Bleach Just what you need to clean that dirty straw hat. A. D. 8. Improred Hat Bleach 10c pk. Easy to uie. Summer Reading Rig line of popular book at all prices. 50c copy right books. Stand ard authors 25c and 15c. Paper covered books 15c and 10c, Rubber brushes 25 to tOc bristle brushes 50c to 11.60 Invigorating, and healthful. Florida Water Two bottles of this popular toilet wator at 15c. Almond Cream Bug Killer Something New A. D. 8. Al mond Cream, 25c. For sunburn, Tint bottles, not poisonous but chaps, redness of skin, Makes the a sure thing 15c bottles. skin soft, clear and velvety Benedict's Corner. Store :nrr--u sv v, -cwa rirr'