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TWENTIETH YEAR. NO. 50
BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY. HAY 20, 1909.
WHOLE NO. 1037
Get Together in a Reception
at the Hotel Belding Last
ALL HAD FINE BANQUET
An Excellent rrogram of Music and
Toofts was Given Juniors Gave
Wken commencement time ap
proaches students of tho high school
In the senior and Junior classes are
ft very busy lot of young people
rounding up tholr studies and get
ting ready for commencement exer
ciser, that part of school life to
vhtch most pupils look forward
with a sort of fear and trembling.
The past year of school under the
able Instruction of a fine corps of
teachers has been a successful one
and the pupils have made marked ad
vancement in all lines of study.
A elass of twenty will graduate
this year, eleven girls and nine boys:
Florence Fisher, Marguerite Lamb,
Grace Ballou, Etta Green, Dean
Face, Nina Weeks, Grant Weeks, Le
roy Duttolph, Vivian Smith, Sidney
Washburn, James Morgan, Barkdull,
Thomas Bracken, Jr., Besslo Brown,
Earl Brown, Edna Maxwell, Mabel
Noddlns, Mabel Wood, Clark Palmer
Earl Schlegel, and Charles Hollen
bck. Their class colors are maize and
blue and the red carnation Is the
The Junior class is composed of
Mireotaen, ten of whom are girls and
seven boys: Margaret Fargo, Mary
Gore. Leonl Gore, Guy Eddy, Agnes
Jonas. Erma Hough, Hazel M.
Wooden. Floyd Jenks, Lllla Taylor,
Irraa Kidd, Harry Reeves, Ben Peter
sen. Delight Hubbard, Harold Eddy,
Archie Tulnstra, . Harry TuttleJ Fern
The class which will graduate next
year have chosen the pink rose as
their elass flower and for colors old
rve and gold.
On Friday night the Juniors en
tertained the seniors at a banquet in
Hotel Belding where the parlors,
stairway and dining room were dec
orated with the class colors and when
the young students had assembled
there was a merry bunch bubbling
over with fun and frolic, wit and
At eight o'clock the banquet doors
swung open and thirty-eight sat
down to tables arranged for the oc
casion with hands and actions skilled
in the art of decorating. ,
The following menu was served In
handsomo style and thoroughly en-
Joyed by tho young people:
Sweet Bread Patties
Queen Olives Sliced Cucumbers
Creamed Chicken, Potato Croquettes
Shrimp Salad, Mayonaise
Vanilla Ico Cream
Strawberries, with Cream
Angel Food Chocolate Layer Cake
During tho service Miss Norma
Loo wo played the piano giving the
banqueters lino music.
Miss Margaret I. Fargo was the
toast mistress and filled that difficult
position with credit and honor in her
introduction of each toast.
The toasts were responded to In
a hearty and vigorous way by each
one on tho list and all were loudly
applauded for their efforts. Tho
following wero on the program:
Address of Welcome Irma A.
Response Dean Face.
"I told you so.' Grace Ballou.
"What Next." Earl Brown
"Ifs and Ands." Hazel M. Wood
en. "Airy Nothings." Archlo Tuln
stra. "Sharps and Flats." Nina Weeks.
"Our Girls." Harry Reeves.
"Our Boys." Mabel Wood.
"Stung." James Morgan..
"Ideas and Ideals." Mary Gore.
"Senior Prophecy." Guy W.
THE GLASS BLOWERS
Are in the City Go and See Them
The Venetian Glass Workers located
on the vacant lot under a large tent
just west of the Post Olllce in Holding;
are attracting the attention of large
crowds each evening. They came here
highly recommended by the Public
and the Press, making their third tour
through Michigan in the last ten years.
Kach visitor receives a lcautiful pres
ent of their own hand work free. The
Glass Blowers will manufacture from
common glass, beautiful and costly
presents whilst you look on in wonder,
all of which are given away. All par
ents who are interested in their child
ren should pay this exhibition a visit.
In addition to their glass exhibition
they have a large den of reptiles from
all parts of the world, of which J. E.
Richardson and the youngest child
(but six years of age) known to handle
those poisonous reptiles will handle
them and lecture on 'them.
Saturday afternoon a special matinee
will le given for ladies and children.
Admission live and ten cents, includ
ing a present free to all, Extra ."00
glass ships will be given away to the
school children and every lady will re
ceive a bird on her own hat pin free.
C. A. Rowley has opened a cigar
factory in the brick building on West
Main street, formerly occupied by the
Belding Cigar Company. Mr. Rowley
is an expert cigar maker and his favor
ite brand will le the lidding Star.
Who said Royal Club?
II. J. LEONARD, Pres.
A. N. BELDING, V. Pres
Dollar Saving Days
Prosperity dates from the first dollar saved. If
you are earning money you ought to save
something. What you do now in a way
of saving may determine what the
future will bring you. We pay
interest on saving accounts.
Let us open one
We are prepared to serve the public in an accept
s able way. Have you tried
"The Old Reliable?"
W. 8. LAMBKRTSON, Cashier .
Charge of Larceny of the Tele
scope Containing Booze
BAILEY BROKE BOTTLES
Contents Consigned to the Sewer
Prosecuting Attorney Sheldon
Pushed The Caje
, The case of the telescope containing
liquor which Floyd Bailey brpught in
Justice Lapham's court by entering
a complaint charging the larceny of
Ron several men of the party who were
on the train with him coming from.
Greenville, came to a termination Mon
day after a close investigation by Pros
ecuting Attorney Dwight C. Hheldon.
The charge of Larceny was dropped
and all but two of the respondents, to
gether with George Ritterman, a new
man in the mixup, pleaded guilty to a
Railey was asked by the Court, who
had possession of the telescope and the
liquor, what he wanted done with the
liquor, to which he replied that "none
of the stuti" would ever go down his
neck again." It was turned over to
him and followed by a crowd, he con
signed it to mother earth and the sew.
er by smashing the bottles.
The following report of the matter
given by the prosecuting attorney to
the Ionia Standard is as follows:
"Like most all other stories of the
kind, this one was considerably exager
ated. The story runs about thus:
Floyd Raily of Relding, aged twenty
years went to Greenville for some beer
for his own use, and returned with
seventeen pints of beer and one pint of
whiskey in his telescoie.
In the smoker of the train Raily met
Giles Short, William Siwneer, George
Ritterman, Ed. Co ivies and Joseph
Heather, all friends living in the vicin
ity of Relding and Smyrna. Raily
was seen by the men to take a pint bot
tle from his telescope and take a drink,
and a few minutes later, w hile Raily
was out on the platform, Cowles hid
the telescope, and Siencer transferred
it to still another place. All this haj
pened In Montcalm county.
Upon arriving in lidding Ritterman
hid the telescoie in the dejot. For all
this performance to his discomfiture,
Raily swore out a warrant for the ar
rest of the four men, charging larceny.
There was no proof that Raily
brought the liquor into dry territory
for other than his own private use, so
the most that could be made out of the
escapade was disorderly conduct on a
railroad train, and to this charge,
Short, Spencer and Ritterman pleaded
guilty before Justice Lapham, and
were assessed ?8.7o each, the larceny
case being discontinued and Cowles
and Heather discharged.
For his part in the escapade Raily
was assessed 120.00 and costs a total
of 23. 75."
For Memorial Sunday and Decoration
Day Honors to Nation's Dead.
Headquarters Dan S. Root Post Xo. 120,
Department of Michigan, G. A. R.
Dan S. Root Post and its Auxilliary W.
R. C. will observe Memorial Sunday,
Mey 8oth, by attending the morning
service at Holy Trinity church, Rev. J.
Frank Jackson oflleiating. The iost
and corps will assemble ai thcG. A. U.
hall and march to and from the church.
Immediately after the sermon the pres
ident of the Corps will present a Hag
to the church.
The post and Corps will assemble at
the G. A. H. at 9.00 o'clock n. m. and
march to the II ridge street bridge where
the Corps will give their ritualistic
water service for tho navy and marines
buried in the sea. They will then
march to the Congregational church
where Rev. E. Collins will deliver the
Decoration Day address under the fol
Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address by Rev. Collins.
Closo by singing "America."
Froin the church the Post and Corps
will march to their hall. They will
re-assemble at River Ridge cemetery
at lOoclock for the O. A. R. cemetery
service. They will then proceed to the
At the Congregational Church
Regular service Sunday morning and
evening, preaching by tho pastor Rev.
Fdrie Collins. Sunday School at noon.
Program of music:
Organ prelude. Mrs. Ireland
Duet, "Twilight" (Geo. R. Nevin)....
Miss Florence Wagner and Mr. Geo.
Anthem, "The Radiant Morning Hath
Passed Away" (Woodard)
Ollertory, Organ Solo, Mrs. Ireland
Organ Postlude Mrs. Ireland
Organ Prelude.. Miss Florence Fisher
Duet, "My Faith Looks up to Thee".
(Rlackford), Miss Dangers and
Miss Florence Wagner.
Anthem, "The Light of Sabath Fve"
(Vance) Young Peoples Choir.
Organ postlude.. Miss Florence Fisher
for the Study and Prevention of The
Pursuant to call a goodly number of
our citizens gathered at the Holy Trin
ity Mission church house Wednesday
evening for the purpose of perfecting
an organization for the study and pre
vention of the great white plague, tu
berculosis. The meeting was called to order by
Dr. Win. Rell who had been appointed
temporary chairman for Relding by the
president of the state organization. The
doctor read an interesting paper on the
subject at issue and stated the object of
Remarks were made by Rev. J. Frank
Jackson, Rev. O. W. Wfnter, Dr. C. I,
Taylor and F. A. Rush after which the
following ollicers and committees were
elected for the ensuing year:
President Dr. William Rell.
1st Vice President He v. J. Frank
2nd Vice President Frederick A.
Secretary Dr. Marjory Orr.
Treasurer Miss Ethel Kennedy
Civic Committee The Pastors of the
churches of Relding and vicinity and
the Supt. of Schools.
Ladies Auxilliary Committee The
Presidents of all th Ladies Societies in
Advisory Committee Every Physi
cian in Relding and vicinity.
A general trend of deep interest in
the matter was shown by all present,
and this was shown by the eager rush
to secure copies of the pamphlets sent
out by the State Roard of Health on
the prevention of tulerculosis. Four
persons; A. N. Relding, Madame Eliz
aUth lidding, Mrs. H. H. Relding and
Miss Patten became life members of
the organization by paying $10 apiece
into the treasury and the Relding Soci
ety for the Prevention of Tuberculosis
adjourned to meet Monday June 14th
at some place to be determined later.
It is not universally known that one
of the ministers of our city is also upon
the lecture platform, and his frequent
absences have been for the purpose of
fulfilling engagements in that line.
His leaving Michigan necessitates his
turning down nine calls for Commence
ment addresses and a Chautauqua en
gagement. In Relding Mr. Maxlield is known
as a line pulpit orator and as a bril
liant afterdinner speaker. The year
in which he gave the baccalaureate
sermon, it was the general comment
that it was far superior to the com
mencement address given by the paid
speaker from out of town.
Now that Mr. Maxfield is going to
California, it is gratifying to the people
of Relding to know that they are to
have an opportunity to hear him upon
the lecture platform. The Raptist
Young People have secured his ser
vices for Friday evening, May 28, at
whieli time he will deliver his celebrat
ed lecture on "RacklKine." That it
may be within the reach of everyone
the tickets are placed at the low price
of 13 cents.
Smyrna cemetery at 2:10 o'clock; then
to the Otisco cemetery for service at
3:30 o'clock, after which they will dis
band. All soldiers, sailors, marines and W.
R. C.s are cordially invited to Join with
us in the observance of both Memorial
Sunday and Decoration Day. Every
Comrade will wear his badge and all
civic Ixxlies are also invited to assemble
w ith us at the hall on Decoration Day
to join in the services.
The children from all the schools with
their teachers in charge are invited to
assemble at the G. A. H. on Decoration
Day and inarch with the Post to the
church. Let every citizen give honor
to his own as well as the nations dead.
Rring llowers and wreaths for every
grave in the city of the dead.
W. R. Olih Frank H. Chase
Quit Work Wednesday And
45th Session ot State Law
Makers is at an End
EACH MEMBER GETS $8C0
TIig Last Improssion
Closing Scenes of Last Hours Rather
Tempestuous Last Husincus Dis
posed of With Dispatch.
When the leglslaturo adjourned
last Wednesday, they met SG daya
Bince convening January 6, in a per
iod of 133 days. Each one had
drawn $665 as salary and each still
has $135 coming to him under the
terms of the new constitution.
The bill which provided for col
lecting a tonnage tax on iron and
copper ores was killed by the house
by a vote of 46 to 36. Upper pen
insula members, unfavorable, of
course, to the bill, had a bad scare
as the vote was being taken.
Tho senate spent practically tho
last week of the session on house
bills, having disposed of senate bills
earlier. The senate has had the
knack this session of disposing of
matters with dispatch when required,
ana has run through practically all
the session with little friction.
The house has had several stormy
days to weather, but the old saying
that a storm precedes a calm proved
true, and the closing days of the
house were peaceful and quiet, with
considerable legislation disposed of
at a merry clip. Some of the many
new members, however, would occa
sionally like to occupy considerable
time on tho floor In discussions, but
Speaker Campbell generally kept
things moving during tho closing
The appropriation bill for aiding
the work of extending good roads
throughout tho state, carried a total
of $110,000. This sura will give
that department a good working sum
In helping to better the roads
throughout, the slate.
Gov. Warper hks signed the search
and seizure bill. Th3 bill is-.'or the
purpose of helping officials in dry
counties to better enforce the liquor
The county homo rule bill passed
the house during the closing days of
the session, but the broad powers
granted to boards of supervisors
were eliminated and any local acts
passed by that body must be sub
mitted to the peoplo affected before
they become a law.
The Anti-Saloon league did not re
linquish their vigil over the legisla
ture during tho closing days. They
worked to have tho house liquor bill
amended to take from the bill the
authority granted villages to allow
saloons to keep open to midnight.
The house killed the Stewart Mil
by a vote of 40 to 38, which was in
tended to abolish the doctrine of
carelessness of a fellow servant as a
complete defense of all employers of
labor when an injured employe sued
for personal Injury damages. The
reason given for killing the bill was
that the time was too short to con
sider such an Important matter.
Game Warden Pierce's bill w.i
killed by the house. ' He wanted to
be allowed to Increaso his force from
10 deputy state gamo wardens to 25.
It was proposed to have tho 25 abo
serve as fire wardens.
Have you seen the Royal Club?
It's the last impression that a man gets of a
pair of shoes that decides whether or not he is
tfoing to buy the same brand again.
No matter how well they may look when new,
if they loose their shape or wear out quickly, the
store that sold them cannot expect to sell another
pi:tr t;i the same customer.
VvTe sell shoes that are of the "come again kind,
in other words, WALK-OVER shoes.
EARL 171LS0N & GO.
and Grafts at b; IfeV-irff
prices. A so-
of fine 1 1 ii t
have t h e in
1 want to
stock J have
I)o you know that I have the latest things
in Dutch Collar Pins, Fancy Combs, Bar
retts anil Bandeaux. A line showing of
tiling in Arts
p o p u 1 a r
Pins (Yes I
show you the
in the many
A fine line of
new Purses and Bags. Come! Come! Come
to the store where you can get what you
want when you want it.
Jeweler and A T TJTTT T Belding
Option .Jt. D. XJLU LtLt Michigan
If so visit our store and let
us show you the Best Arti
cles on the Market for the
everything we sell is guaran
teed in regard to quality and
YOURS FOR ILOW PRICES
r,1 i I ! 3 r & Harris Furniture Go.
FURNITURE and UNDERTAKING
In buying carpet you are interested
in doing the best you can for
LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
Then you will be interested in t!:-u : -pedal prices we arc making on several
rolls of ALL WOOL CARPET, the regular price of these carpets
have been 65c. Our SPECIAL PRICE for a short time 45c
10 rolls. of the Celebrated GOLD MEDAL all wool Ingrain Carpet at 70c
10 rolls of Gold medal, cotton wiup, wool filled Ingrain Carpet at 58c
Best grade Granite Carpet, good line of patterns, at - - 25c
LARGE RUGS ARE THE POPULAR FLOOR COVERINGS NOW
DAYS, WE HAVE A SPLENDID STOCK OF THESE IN THE
$13.50, $15.00, $16.00, $16.75
$20.00 and $25.00
$18.50, $21.50, $25.00, $35.00
$4.75. $7.50, $9.00
8 1-4x10 1-2 Tapestry and Velvet Rugs at $11.00, $12.50, $14.50, $20.00
Woodoleum, Linoleum, Rubber Matting, Straw Matting, Fiber Carpet,
Stair Carpet, Couch Covers, Tapestry Curtains, Madras Curtains,
Lace Curtains, Window Shades, Extension Rods, Everything
usually found in a first class Carpet Department in good assortment
and at lowest prices.
9x12 Tapestry Brussclls Rugs at
9x12 Body Brussells Rugs at
9x12 Velvet Rugs at
9x12 Axminstcr Rugs at
9x12 Ingrain Rugs
HI. C- LLOYD
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