Just In at
Opening Saturday at
TWENTIETH YEAR. NO. 51
BELDING. MICH., THURSDAY. MAY 27, 1909.
WHOLE NO. 1038
IN THE TOILS ON
WEDDED FIFTY YEARS
J. J. Teat The Cobbler Is Un
der Arrest to Wait
HE PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Complaint Against Him For Keeping
Disorderly House May Change
To One More Serious.
J. J. Teat was arrested Monday and
brought before Justice Moulton on a
charge of keeping a disorderly house.
He pleaded not guilty and was placed
under $800 bonds to appear in court
Friday. Not being able to furnish
them Deputy Sheriff Webster took
him to the county Jail in Ionia.
It has been rumored in the city for
some time that Teat had been doing
crooked things at his rooms over the
Torrence Automobile Hospital for some
time and had it not been for an occur
ence which happened Friday night
he might still have been at liberty to
ply his nefarious work. Marshall G.
M. Blett made the complaint on evi
dence furnished him by Lois Hoi ton a
young girl but 16 years of age.
She boards at George Beck with 'a and
on Friday evening after supjter came
down town where .she says she was
met by Teat near the depot together
with Kate Bender who introduced her
to him. Teat invited her to take a
walk and asked her if she would go to
his home and stay with a young
lady cousin all night as he was obliged
to go to his farm in the country and
she was afraid to stay alone. She ob
jected saying she had to be back to the
boarding house by nine o'clock. Teat
urged her to go up and call on his
cousin for a short time, which Id.
he following and when inside of his
rooms he locked the doors. There was
no person in the shape of a cousin
tehre and he compelled her to remain
all night, releasing her in the morning.
When Mr. Beckwith started out for
his work in the morning he met her
coming home and to him and his wife
she related her story.
Miss Hoi ton formerly resided at
Blair and came here last January.
Her mother' is dead and her father who
is dissipated has told her to take care
of herself. Teat who has been doing
repair work, in Divine's shoe depart
ment, is about forty years old and he
came here nearly eight months ago
It is said he has a divorced wife in
Battle Creek and a daughter about
V- 't ' :
TO HONOR THE DEAD
Aaron G. and Eliza Hubbell, Pioneers of Orleans Township
It is only occasionally that a couple
travels along life's pathway together
for half a century meeting and battling
its sunshine and storms, its trials and
hardships. One or the other falls by
the way side lefore the fiftieth anni
versary arrives of the day when, as
young and lighthearted youths they
began the journey together.
That happy event falls to the lot of
but few, and when it does come into the
life history of those whose heads are
silvered by time's unceasing ravages
and fate has dealt gently with them,
the occasion is a pleasant one ineeed.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron G. Hubliell are
respected pioneers of Orleans. They
were born at Burlington Falls, Otsego
county, New York. Mrs. HuMidl's
maiden name was Eliza Brown and on
the 23rd day of May, A. D. ls:, she
was married to Mr. Hubbell at ( 'oopers
town, N. Y.. the home and birthplace
of James Feniinore Coojier, the author
Forty years ago they came to Michi
gan and settled on the old farm where
they now reside in Orleans, when it
was almost an unbroken wilderness,
Mr. Hubbell is 73 years old and is
still able to look after the farm work
ami do a lot of hustling himself. Mrs.
it. .i.i. ..it ..i.i. i . .
jiuuueu, uiuiougu iz years oi age, is a
worthy and loyal helpmeet to her hus
band, and lively for one of her years.
Their only son, Israel L. Hubbell, at
torney at law and real estate owner of
this city, a resident here for the past
eighteen year, accompanied by his wife
went out to tlie old farm on the 2.5rd to
help them celebrate the day, and before
returning presented each with a $20
gold piece as souvenirs of the pleasant
Announcements have been made of
the event as follows: 18.9 1909 Israel
L. Hubbell announces the 50th anni
versary of the marriage of his mother
and father Eliza and Aaron G. Hub
bell May 2.Jrd, 1909. Israel L. was six
years old when they came to Michigan
and he helied his "pa" till the soil for
Memorial Sunday and Decoration Day
to be Fittingly obsrved Here.-
Arrangements have been completed
for a proiwr observance of Decoration
Day. The Memorial sermon will be
given by Ilev. J. Frank Jackson in
Holy Trinity church, Sunday morning.
On Monday the Post and Corps will
assemble at the G. A. It hall at 9:00
o'clock u. in. and march to the Bridge
street bridge where the Corps will give
their ritualistic water service for the
Navy and Marines hurried in the sea.
1 hey will then march to the Congre
gational church where Rev. Edrie Col
lins will deliver the Decoration Day
address under the following program,
Reading of Lincoln's address at Get
Original Poem Frederick Andrews
Address by Rev. Collins.
Close by singing 'America."
From the church the Post and Corps
will march to their hall. They will
re-assemble at River Ridge metery at
1.30 o'clock for the G. A. R, cemetery
service. They will then proceed to the
Smyrna cemetery at 2.4Q o'clock; then
to the Otisco cemetery for services at
3:30 after which they will disband.
WILL VISIT BELDING
sixteen years of age. It is also said he
was a deputy sheriff at Niles near
which city his father lives on a farm.
A more serious eharir that
of running a disorderly house may be
lodged against him.
The officers of this city are on the
ftlert ami nronose to keen on the look
out for law breakers and esieeially the
kind charged against this man.
If the charge proves true and Teat
is found guilty of carrying on such dis
reputable practice the courts should
not handle him with leniency.
He is the same man of whom Floyd
Bailey borrowed the suit case to bring
booze in from Greenville and according
to developments in that case a hilari
ous time had been planned to le held
that evening in his rooms.
There is a law to protect young girls
from the alurements of such leacherous
beings and now that it has been set in
motion let it proceed when ever it is
iionAtrHtne case IZt'heldon
deemed it advisable to drop the case a
gainstTeat who now says his name Is
"Peabt" for keeping a disorderly house
and charge him with the more serious
one that ot assault and battery. This
was done Wednesday and on his plea
of guilty Justice Moulton sent him to
the Detroit House of Correction for 65
It is very probable that he will never
apjiear in this city again and our cit
izens hope this true. There are a num
ber however, who mourn for unpaid
bills he left behind.
Cleveland Wholesale Merchants
Special Train Coming.
Cleveland, O., May 21, 1909
Gentleman: You will, perhaps, be in
terested to know that our Wholesale
Merchants Board plans to visit your
city Friday May 28. We shall arrive
by our own special train of dining and
Pulman cars travelling on special
schedule and arrive there at 12:53 p. m.
for an hours stay.
The purpose of this visit is to afford
the heads of our Cleveland . Jobbing
houses an opportunity to meet their
customers (with many of whom have
Meeting Tor years) in Ui6 HsilerJIy
places of business.
- FOR LIQUOR
New Law Gives Officers Wide
Authority to Seize it If it
is Stored Unlawfully
ANYONE MAY COMPLAIN
Duty of Officers to Make a Search
When Commanded to Do So And
Hold Liquor as Evidence.
The following is the new law relative
to the search and seizure of liquors
vwucu are oeieiveu 10 oe sioreu or se
creted in certain places to be used in an
An olllcer Is clothed with considera
ble authority in the matter and it will
be well for any who are attempting to
evade the law to familiarize themselves
with the new provisions.
If any person makes a sworn com
plaint or aflldavit before any magis
trate authorize! to issue warrants in
criminal cases, that he does believe
that any of the of the liquors mention
ed in section one of this act, are 1 icing
manufactued, sold, furnished, or given
as a beverage or kept for the puqiose
of being sold, furnished or given away
or that any such liouors are stored
temparily or otherwise, in any depot.
freighthouse, express ollice, or in any
other building or place with the ai-
pa rent intention of being delivered for
the purpuse of being sold, furnished
or given away contrary to the provis
ions of this act, such magistrate shall
immediately issue his warrant to any
olllcer whom the complainant may
designate, having jwwer to serve
criminal process commanding him to
search the premises descrilied and des
ignated in such complaint and warrant
and if such lionor:flre there fount'" lKr
rwhlCII Ymry artr ewutAmrfi i-Jji
Tlio Last Improssion
It's the last impression that a man ets of a
pair of shoes that decides whether or not he is
fjointf to buy the same brand aain.
No matter how well they may look when pew,
if they loose their shape or wear out quickly, the
store that sold them cannot expect to sell another
pair to the same customer.
We sell shoes that are of the "com
in other words, WALK-OVER shoes.
e aain" kind,
EARL WILSON &
Do you know that J have the latest things
in Dutch Collar Pins, Fancy Comhs, Bar
retts and Bandeaux. A fine showing of
and Crafts at
prices. A se
of fine II a t
have the rn
1 w a n t to
stock I have
new tilings. ,
new Purses and
thing in Arts
Pins (Yes I
show you the
in the many
A line line of
Bags. Come! Come! Come
r W i
II . J. LEONARD, Pres.
A. N. BELDING, V. Pres
Though "trade extention" excur- imnlements and furniture
sions, they are not business trips in the kept for such illegal selling
strict sense of the phrase. No business
is solicited, merely an effort to make a
short social call.
Saml H. Mason,
Sec Wholesale Merchant!' Board.
RALLY AT GREENVILLE
BLAZE NEAR SMYRNA
Dollar Saving Days
Prosperity dates from the first dollar saved,
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
able way. Have you tried
"The Old Reliable?"
W. S. LAM B KUTSON, Cashier
Cowles Lost Horse Barn
House By Fire.
The horse barn on the Charles
Cowels' farm near Smyrna caught tire
in some manner at noon ednesday
and burned to the ground together
with three horses and a colt. When
it was discovered it already had a good
start and it was only by quick work
that two buggies and some few other
things were saved. It was lmiossible
to tret the horses out and all three of
them, together with a colt were burned.
All of the harness and several cutters
and two wairons were also burned and
the hog m near by was destroyed.
The neighbors responded quickly and
had hard work to save adjoining build-.
The loss is estimated at fli-VX) with
At the Congregational Church
Regular service morning and even
ing, Sunday school at noon, preaching
by pastor and music for morning ser
vice. Organ Prelude Mrs. Ireland
Duet "The Iord is My Light"
Dudley Buck, Miss Florence Wag
ner and Mr. Will Reed
Anthem "Lord God We Worship
The" Schnecker ..Full Choir
"There is a Land My Lye Has
Organ Postlude Mrs
Organ Prelude Miss Florence
Duet "Our God Knows Best"
Ixirenz Miss Louise Parks and
Miss Florence Wagner
Anthem "Just As I Am" Nelson
Young Peoples' Choir
Orpan Postlude Miss Florence
Daniel Hkellenger attended the Grand
Lodge F. & A. M. held in Detroit this
week as representative from Belding
Lodge No. a". His wife accompanied
him Uiere remaining over Sunday.
Greenville Post Entertain Commrads
and Sisters from Montcalm
The Greenville Post and W.' U. C.
entertained the members of other Posts
and Corps in Montcalm county at their
hall in Greenville last triday and a
grand rally and banquet was held at
which more than two hundred veter
ans and their wives were present. A
large delegation from Dan S. Hoot
Post and the W. H. C. of this city were
in attendance on invitation and all re
report a very interesting meeting.
Judge A. B. Morse of Ionia gave i
short address, as did Adjutant General
Wvckoir of Lansing. Dr. C. O. Jen-
nison of Greenville was toast master
and (). W. Green, chairman. Over
two hundred covers were laid at noon
and one hundred and twenty the at
the evening spread. A parade was held.
Major Chase of Smyrna, as commander
of the Belding Post, gave an address.
The campfire held in tho Grange hall
in theeveninz was well attended and
The speaking started promptly at 7:o0
with Dr. C O. Jennison as toastmaster
Ilev. Joseph Dutton was the first to re
spond and spoke on "The G. A. H
and the Church." Bev. I. A. Lankin
was railed from the audience to make
a few remarks, after which N. O. Oris
wold gave a stiring talk on "The Spir
it of the Soldier." Henry Kent and r
F. Grabill both told reminiscences of
their army life in the south. Adjutant
General Wyckoirof Lansing spoke and
told some thrilling stories and pictured
vivid battle scenes of the war of the re
bellion, praising the W. H. C. for thei
services during the war. O. W. Greene
commander of the Win. A. Kent post
closed the meeting with appropriate re
There were seventeen ladies of the
Belding Corps and twelve of the boy
present and they speak very highly of
the way they were entertained. Maj
Frank It. Chase responded to Dr. Jen
nison' warm welcome in his usual
happy way which was both entertain
Ine and instructive. The Belding
party enjoyed the day very much.
giving away or storing of such liquors
and them safely keen and make im
mediate return on said warrant. Such
quors, furniture and implement used
for such manufacturing, keeping or
selling shall be held subject to the or
der of the court or magistrate to le us
ed as evidence in the iersecution of any
ase for the violation of this act.
Section No warrant shall be is-
ued to search a private residence occ
upied as such unless it or some part of
it is used as a store or shop, hotel or
boarding house or for any other purpose
than a private residence or unless such
residence is a place of public resort.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hill left
day for Flint, where they will
their home for the present.
y- jbhs can get what vol
Jeweler and ' A-'rT1 -it. ..' "V
5 Optician . "B LTTTT j j BeVi?1'1'
There should not 1 a vacant seat in
the Baptist church Friday night when
Rev. C. E. Maxlield delivers his lec
ture on "Backbone," it is one of the
ery best and the press, everywhere it
has been given, speaks in the highest
terms of the sulyect matter and the
manner of its delivery. Give the you
ng people, who have made it issibleto
have him give the lecture lefore he
leaves for the west, a crowded house.
Carpels Rugs Linoleums
Our Stock was never more complete than at
at the present writing, and the prices have
been reduced to meet the most conservative
buyer. A good bft 50c Linoleum at 40c per
square yard. A ood Wool 7fc Carpet at
54c per yard. And Rus, we are sure
to please you either in quality,
patttern and prices.
iller & Harris Furniiurc Go.
Undertaking Given Prompt Attention
Day Phone, 350
Night Phone, 71-2r
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LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
T Tash Dresses for June Wear
V For Ladies, Misses and
Children's Dresses at from 50c to $4.00
Play Suits and Creepers, 50c
Misses Dressess, $1.00 to $3.00
Ladies' Dresses, $1.00 to $16.50
Ladies' Wash Suits, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00
Ladies' Wash Skirts, $1.00 to $3.50
An almost endless variety of Ladies' Shirt Waists
at 50c to $7.50
Ladies' Muslin Princess Slips and Combination
Corset Covers and Drawers
American Beauty and American Lady Corsets
STORE WILL NOT BE OPENED DECORATION DAY
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