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Mrieteenth Annual lledrt
OF THE fielding Building and Loaii Association For the Year Ending June 30th, 1908. . RECEIPTS Cash on hand Jul j 1907 3M 16 From Installments 16.520 00 From Interest 5,fi02 70 From Premiums 1,318 45 From Fines 7 86 From Transfers 2 00 From Loans Repaid 15,703 3) From Land Contracts . 265 21 From Membership fees 186 35 Pass Rooks... 8 50 From insurance and taxes Ucpaid 114 27 From Bank Interest 73 1)2 $40,262 81 ASSETS-June 30, 1908 Cash on hand $ 8,333 24 Ileal Estate Mortgage Loans.... 82,425 00 Stock Loans...". 1V.130 26 Land Contracts balance due 2,148 98 Oftlce Furniture and safe 82 00 Dellqnuent Dues 1.378 00 Delinquent Interest and premium 625 51 Taxes and Ins. due from borrow. 192 IS $114,315 17 TOTAL RECEIPTS Since Organization July 1, '89 to July 1, '08 From Installments $189,016 00 From Interest 50.521 23 From Premiums 19,271 57 From Fines 627 CI From Transfers 49 7o From Pass Book 198 00 From Membership Fees 3.052 07 From Itents 1,5(37 65 From Land Contracts 28,732 94 From Ileal Estate 35.291 84 From Taxes and Insurauce 2,518 50 From Loans Hepald 153, 980 23 From Interest on Bank deposits 185 79 From Contract reserve to legal Reserve Fund '. . 643 80 $485,557 00 WE, the auditors appointed to examine the books and accounts of the Belding Build ing and Loan Association of Balding Michigan, hereby certify that we have compared the fore going statement.with the books and accounts of aid Association, in the hands of the secretary and treasurer, and find the same to be a true and correct statement of the condition of the Association at the close of business ending June 30, 1908. George E. Wagner. Fred F. Ireland. Earl Wilson. DISBURSEMENTS. Paid for Matured Stock $ 198 00 Paid for Matured Profits 102 00 Paid for Loans 24,267 M Paid for Installments withdrawn.. 5,156 50 Paid for Interest on withdrawals. 657 82 Paid for General Expenses 1,251 80 Paid for Taxes and Interest for Borrowers 125 22 Paid for Interest on advance In stallments 20 69 Paid for Land Contracts.: 150 00 Cash on hand June 30th, 1908 8,333 24 $40,262 81 LIABILITIES, June 30th, 1908 Capital Dues Credited to Stock holders.... $81,865 00 Advance Capital dues 730 50 Undivided Profits 25,363 36 Undivided Contract Reserve F'd 3.679 15 Legal Reserve Fund.. 643 80 Contingent Capital dues 1,378 00 Contingent Undivided Profits... 625 51 Advance Interest and Premiums v 29 85 $114,315 17 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS Since Organization July 1, '89 to July 1, '08 Paid Matured Stock $34,612 75 Paid Matured Profits 22,187 25 Paid for Installments withdrawn 71,807 75 Paid for Interest on withdrawals 11,022 21 Paid for Loans 255,535 49 Paid for Land Contracts 30,881 92 Paid for Real Estate 30,600 49 Paid for General Expenses 15.383 57 Paid for Taxes and Insurance 2,710 68 Paid for stationery and supplies.. 69 85 Paid for office furniture and safe 119 00 Paid for advance Interest on in stallments......... 213 38 Paid for Premium returned 6 66 Paid for Bank Interest 2,006 76 Cash on hand July 1st, 1908 8333 24 $485,557 00 STATE OF MICHIGAN ) County of Ionia WE solemnly swear that the above is a true statement to the best of our knowledge and belief, of the condition of the Belding Build ing and Loan Association on the day ending June 30, 1908. F. A. Washburn, President, Adam Wagner, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of July, 1908. George E. Wagner, Notary Public, My commission expires Dec. 20. 1908. 19th Annual Share Statement lit u . . Date of Issue. ts a Z, S-13 . A J !. JljA S 2X Jmji -Jl Ej in Nov. 1, 1H1J7.. 7 7 K.4 (M)i32 31 I'JO 31 J'JG 31 18 VJ Nov. 16, 1 Mi)H 74 67 75 26 31 H4 Of. M4 ff. 19 '20 June 1, 18'J'J. 1K5 92 54 50 'J3 4S 77 03 77 03 'JO '21 KejiL 1, lH'J'J. 146 01 63 0) '22 10 75 10 74 03 21 '2X Dec. 1, lM'JU.. 42 10 61 50 20 01 72 42 70 OH 22 23 March 1. lOOO 5h 20 50 00 10 72 00 72 07 75 23 24 June I. lUoO. 50 25 4H 50 IH 65 07 05 05 20 24 26 Sej.L 1, 1HOO. tS4 30 47 OO 17 43 04 43 02 00 25 20 Dec 1. 10OO 54 45 50 10 S3 61 M3 00 20 20 27 March 1. IDOl 7J J3 44 OO 15 27 60 27 66 22 27 2H June 1. imi 47 27 42 60 14 25 66 75 63 01 2 29 Sept. 1. laOi. 55 40 41 OO 13 20 64 20 61 02 20 30 Dec. 1, 1501.. 73 12 Si 50 12 31 51 Ml 40 35 30 91 March 1. 1102 47 25 3 00 11 SO 40 30 46 00 31 32 June 1, 102. 115 5 30 50 10 61 47 01 43 HO Hi S3 Sept. 1. 1902. 45 15 35 00 0 06 44 00 41 7h 33 34 Dec 1, 1 00 J lo 40 S3 50 M M5 42 35 30 00 34 35 March 1, 19MJ 1U 35 3 J OO M OH 40 OH SO KM 35 36 June 1. 1WO.V H5 b() SO 60 7 34 87 N4 34 01 30 37 Sept. 1. 1003. Gil OH 24 00 6 04 36 04 3 J 00 37 H Dec. 1. 1003.. 22 7 27 50 5 06 3.1 40 31 Oh 3H SO March 1, 1904 H 24 20 OO 6 33 SI S3 2 07 30 40 June 1 1904. 58 40 24 60 4 7 29 23 20 H7 40 41 Sept 1, 10O4.. Ill 71 23 10 4 17 27 17 25 00 41 42 Dec. 1, 1004.. 40 4 21 50 8 04 26 14 23 32 42 4 Mar. 1 1905 . 37 20 20 IH) 3 15 23 16 21 20 43 44 June 1, 1005 Hi 31 IH 50 2 70 21 2o 10 6h 44 45 Sept 1, 1905.. H. 47 17 OO 2 2H 19 2 17 01 45 46 Dec. 1. 1005. 32 22 15 50 I HO 17 30 16 25 40 47 March 1. 1900 141 33 14 OO 1 64 15 64 14 01 47 4H June 1, l'MHV. 124 79 12 60 1 23 IS 73 12 00 4H 49 Sept. 1. 1906 131 H7 11 00 95 11 96 11 3m 40 60 Dec. 1. 1906. ISO 20 9 60 71 10 21 0 7h 50 61 March 1. 1907 101 22 H 00 60 H 6 H 20 61 62 June 1, 10O7. 90 H4 0 60 33 6 h3 0 03 52 63 Sept 1,1007.. 42 27 5 00 10 6 10 5 OH 53 64 Dec. 1. lO'tf.. f.l f,o 3 60 9 3 50 3 64 64 66 March 1. 100m mi 4m 2 00 8 2 03 2 OO 65 60 June 1. 10OH 59 40 60 50 60 66 Total.... 5?i9 112 Series No. 1 aa 17 matured and paid. JULY 1, 1908 STATEMENT SHOWING rilOGKESS OF THE BELDING BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION of Assets,Loans and number of shares In force for the past nine years, on July 1. of each year AT END OF July 1, 1900 July 1, 1WH July 1, ly02 July 1, 15)03 July 1. 1904 July 1, 1905 July 1, 1906 July 1, 1907 July 1, 1908 ASSETS LOANS $35,720.97 $15,934.00 36,226.59 18,177.50 35.020.33 21,199.30 41,21333 27,265.64 51,809.00 4 0,715.42 64,649.79 5 7,6 1 7.2 9 79,814.00 75,367.95 97,921.54 93,941.11 114315.17 101555.26 SHAKES 970 1114 1 428 1835 2132 2277 2596 2914 2938 This Association has had no forclosure suits during the past nlneyears Adam Wagner Sec'y TryBanner CluiingRates THE DIQQlSf tVEii, A New Feature of the Coming State Fair. Secretary ButterHeld of the state fair says that never were the pros pects so encouraging as this year or exhibits, and he haa held that office for the past fifteen yiars and Is la a position to know. Entiles are coming In earlier, and more of them. The In- terost in the big kur seems to in crease each year, and tho great diffi culty now Is to take good euro of all the exhibits with the present facil ities. It was thought when the pres ent buildings were erected that the) would answer all purposes for years to come, but there Is already a lack ot buildings to house ail exhibits which are shown. Exhibitors and visiters will be es pecially interested in knowing that this year a catalog containing a list of all the entries, the number, tho owners, location, attractions, places where meals are served, prices, race program, Midway attactions, arrival and departure of trains and, In fact, everything the visitor wants to know about the big fair will be issued. These may he had on tha grounds. Entries on livestock close much earlier this year, In order to get the list in the catalog, the closing date being Aug. 10. Secretary Buttcrfuid will be very glad to furnish all and any information desired regarding the coming fair. WrtU'H Mill Uoen A year ago last June John W. Cooper was cultivating in the garden at Clyde Cooper's and lost his cold watch, a thor ough and oft-repeated search failing to recover it. Tuesday Harold Cooper, a four-year-old lad, was playing "hoe out the garden" and uncovered it with his lit tle hoe. It was none the worse for its exposure, for John wound it up and it runs and keeps good time as usual. AIRSHIP FLIGHTS BOTH DAY AND NIGHT. One of the attractions of the coming state fair at Detroit, Sept. 3rd to 11th, will be the flights of the great Strobel airship, which will not only fly about the fair grounds twice every day, but will also leave the fair grounds, tly around the city hall, eight miles dis tant, and return to the grounds, a trip of sixteen miles. The two daylight trips will be made when the weather conditions are favor able, It being understood that success ful flights cannot bo made when high winds prevail, hence no set time can be made for the start. One flight will be made about the grounds eacn night, and the big ship will be followed by a searchlight. The ship will be in charge of Jack Dallas, the most daring air.shlp navi gator In tho country, and one of the only two men who have ever attempt ed to make night flights. Dallas made dally flights at Jacksonville, Fla., all last winter, and made for himself an enviable record, having made success ful flights when it was thought almost impossible to make the start on ac count of high winds. The tent in which the airship Is housed Is 40x80 and 30 feet high,, which will give one an Idea of Its size. The airship starts upon its flight from Its resting place In the big tent and after flying about tho grounds for a time, returns without assistance and lights In its resting place. The airship will be on exhibition to visitors during the entire fair. NEARLY KILLED THEIR KEEPER. One of the best Midway attractions at the state fair last year was the Mundy animal show, which is the second largest Independent animal show in the country. The second day of the fair, while trying to separate two of his lions engaged in a fierce fight, Trlnce, his largest Hon, turned on Mr. Mundy, sinking his fangs deep Into his thigh and left arm. The fight was fierce, and, having only a small whip at his command, he was unable to cope with the enraged beast. While pinioned on the floor of the cage, with the fangs of the lion Imbedded In his right hip, he was handed a chair, but the Hon broke this In an Instant. An Iron bar was thrust at the lion, prying his Jaws apart, and Mr. Mundy was liberated, removed from the cage and taken to the hospital. Ills recovery was very slow, and he was laid up for five months. Today he carries a use less left arm, and on his right hip is a deep pit, as large as a teacup, as a result of the attack. Mundy has two wild animal shows on the road. Last year his small show was on the Midway. This year he ha3 contracted with Manager Slocum for his big wild animal show, and he will be first on the Midway. Mr. Mundy will be in charge. WHO OWNS THE STATE FAIR? There seems to be some misunder standing In whom the ownership of the Michigan State Fair Is vested. It is owned by the Michigan State Agri cultural society, organized under tho laws ot the state, and anybody can become a member on the payment of $1, and when that person btcomes a member, he or she has just the same rights, so far as the state fair is con cerned, as any living person. When we say anybody can become a mem tor we mean, in the broadest scns3 of the word, any man, woman or child, no matter what age or color. It is a fair for all the people, governed by the people, and It always will be. It Is, therefore, apparent that every per son living in Michigan should take an interest in making a succoss of this great fair. Your officers are working hard to make It a credit to the state, and they need the assistance of ail of you. Just think what a mighty in fluence the state fair would wield if very loyal citizen would do his share (o make it a success. If you have anything that you think U worthy of exhibiting, send it to the fdr. You may secure some valuauio ptemlums. If you have nothing to ex hibit, arrango to attend the fair, and irge your friends to attend. M. K. Church Quarterly Meeting Quarterly meeting services were held in the M. E. church Sunday morning, it being the last before conference. In the absence of the presiding elder. W. P. French, who on account of press of business was unable to be present and preach, the pastor, Rev. Q. F.Craig, gave a fine sermon and was assisted in the sacramcntof the Lord's supper by I. S. Morris. There were more than 175 communicants who came to the altar to participate in the service. In the evening a student from Persia attending college at Albion gave an interesting talk on his country and people. Monday the quarterly conference was held and Mr. French was present. The reports from the different departments of the church work were highly gratifying to him. The church debt had been reduced to about $6,000, the Epworth League having paid $350 in the past six months. By a unanimous voie of the board the presiding elder was mstructed to ask for the return of Mr. Craig to this charge. Trustees elected are F. H. Hudson, A. D. Jenks. I. S. Morris, H. E. Stacey, M. A. St. Clair; Green's church Fred Currie, Wm. Beach, E. D. Hammond, E. Robin son, wm. MuriDurt. stewards, r. w. Peck, J. T. Hook, I. S Morris, Geo. Boyer, Elsie French, Will Peck. A. B. Batchelor, E. A. Thome, Mrs. J. T. Patterson; Green's church Carrie Holmes, Jennie Beach, E. D. Hammond, Mrs King. A Cinderella luce "For a short summer night's- dance tc be over at midnight an adaptation of the Cinderella idea would furnish interesting suggestions for decorations and also a cleyer excuse for bringing the evening to a close promptly at twelve o'clock," says the August Woman's Home Companion. The invitations should be on cards in the shape of a slipper. "The dancing should cease at about eleven o'clock and the guests be conducted to the supper, which, if it can be served on a sheltered porch, will be all the more enjoyable. In the center of the table, surrounded by flowers, should . be a large white slipper. This can be made by cut ting a piece of pasteboard into the shape of a slipper and covering it with crepe or tissue paper. Small china or glass slip pers surrounded by flower may be placed here and there over the table. Small slippers cut out of pasteboard and cov ered will make dainty souvenirs. Ex actly at midnight a large gong or bell should be struck twelve times very slowly and as soon as the last is sounded the lights should be put out.". KeRular Meeting W. II. C. At the regular meeting of the W. R. C. held Saturday afternoon there was a large attendance, the membership being nearly all present. Two new members were ad mitted, Mrs. E. B. Lapham and Mrs. 0 W. Winter. The work was finely exe cuted under the efficient charge of Mrs. Fannie Fish, the president. Mrs. Minnie Lewis of Muskegon, a past senior vice commander of the state W. R. C, was present and gave a most excellent address inspiring the members to renewed activity in the work. Mrs. Abijah Rich, the oldest member of Corps, aged 84 years, gare a recitation and rendered it very nicely, entitled, "My Mother's Bible." Ice cream and cake were served. Tfte order is in a very flourishing and progressive condition at the present time due to the active interest of the members under the leadership of the president, Mrs Fannie Fish. Forcing the Child. Do not force a child unduly to prac tice the piano, lest it ncijulre a dis taste for the study, which both child and pnrent may bitterly regret In later years, says Woman's Life. It is little short of a crime to compel any form of study in a child even though It hap pens to have a natural talent for a particular art. The Doy and the Cigarette. The small boy with the cigarette la like the injor, always with us. He makes his presence felt In the streets as he puffs his weed or Its fag-end In lordly imitation of his elders. He ought to bo repressed with a strong hand. Exchange. Where Cats Are Welcome. The god Ptnh in said to be worshiped with ard r In Boston, where tho cat Is as much a part of the household as any of th? members. The Egyptian? seemed to, think the cat very Impor tant to happlnrsR, and Boston can ser no good in that class of society tha Is talking about the cat as a. breeder of disease and a destroyer -of birds and not to l' tolerated. A Motor 3ervile. With slight modification the boy's criticism in his essay on the horse might bo applied to the motor-omnl-luis namely, that "the horse is a noble animal, but he does not always do so." The motor-omnibus Is tho servant of vast numbers of people, but It is sometimes allowed to behave in a manner which if objectionable. THIS FINE ROCKER H 1 Made of Quarter sawed oak finely pol ished formerly sold for $4.50 ' Our Price $3.50 i Miller-Harris Furn. Co. r HEADQUARTERS FOR t Furniture, Crpets, Rugs, Curtins and Un- dertking L ADIE S Don't forget, my rooms are over People's Savings Bank and all ladies wishing hair work done give me your Attention I buy cut hair and combings and have a full line of Switches Curls, PufTs, Pompadors and Gibson front. All colors and sizes, or do any kind of work to rder. If you have cut hair or combings now is your oppor tunity to have your work done in your own city. My styles are the latest and prices right I also do facial and scalp mas sage, shampooing, singeing and clipping the hair. I carry a full line of high grade concen trated toilet articles. Mrs. S. L. Wright BELDING MARKETS Corrected each week on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Wheat-red $ 88 Wheat-white 88 Corn 75 Oats.' 52 Flour, per cwt 2 40 Beans 2 60 llav. baled per ton 9 00 Potatoes, Hutter 17 Kjrfca 10 Apples, per bushel 50 Chickens-live 07 08 I)rcsed Chickens 10 Cattle-live 2 504 00 Cattle-dressed... 5 000 00 Hogs-alive 4 00 Eiog-s-dressed 5 00$5 50 Hides Y (STiStlTtSii if" tf-TT!.'-' -' Wise Rats. Tho depredation of rats In his chicken yard caused Harry A. Lehr ol York, Ta., to spread rat poison be neath the floor of his chicken eoop. Instead of eating tho poison the rats removed it to different parts of the yard. The next morning It was edten by the fowls, as a result of which Mr. Lehr'a Hock of chickens is largely decreased. East and West. There Is no longer any doubt, our Shanghai correspondent tells us, that the old order of thought which has guided the lives of countless millions In the Chinese empire through a long puccession of centuries is passing away forever. The movement in favor of western education has become irre sistible. Ix)ndon Times. Naturalization Requisite. A residence of at least five years Is required to qualify an alien for naturalization. No matter how long a man may havo been In the United States, two years must elapse between the date of his declaration of Intention and his admittance to full citizenship. EXCURSIONS VIA THO PereWIarquette Tuesday July 28, '08 To Niagara Falls Alexandria Bay, and Quebec For rates, time of trains, routes, etc ask agents. H. F. Moeller, G. I. A. EXCURSIONS VIA TUB Pere'Marquette Sunday JULY 26 to Grand Rapids ROUND TRIP FARE 65c Train will leav BELDING at 10:22 a.m. Returning: leave GRAND RAPIDS at 6:15 p. m. EXCURSIONS VIA THD Pere Marquette Sunday July 26, '08 To LANSING Round Trip F res To Ion la 25 To Grand Ledge $ 65 To Lansing 75 Train will leave . Belding at 10.-05 a. in. Returning, leave Lansing at 6:00 a.m. 7:iuaoim' and 9: w p- m toterurban cars from Grand Rapida connect with Steamer at Macatawa for Chicago. F Xl Or connrtlon with P. M. Ry . M flnHand and fit Jowtph for Chkwcot 1 b rlvht U rfHwrrfxi to rhanr thU ichsdal wiUMnt noUc. , Dock, Okloszo, Tool of Ys5 Avcr.xo. For Job Printing"