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day July 5th. Closed All Day Mon day July 5th. A TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 4 BELDING, MICH., THURSDAY, JULY 1. 1909. WHOLE NO. 1043 jmq BANNER THE CITY PARK IS RFAUTFU L Growing In Favor Every Year Trees Are Now In Full Folliage RESTFUL NATURE SPOT Ci'y Made No Mistake In Securing A Pretty Playground in Close Proximity. Kvery year it becomes more apparent that the City Park, ltuliling's restful nature !sj)ot and playground is to be one of the best attractions of the Silk City, a place where our citizens may while away a few hours in restful recreation. It is now in the midst of its summer beauty and many of our citizeus en joy a few hours every day of its friend ly shade and cooling breezes. The foliage of the trees are out in all their splendorand the river fronting it and which leads its winding way for a mile in view to the east presents a delightful scene. The park janitor, Klder Nathan Hill under the sujervision of the Park Commissioners, (Juy I). Weter, Karl Wilson and J. H. Armstrong, is keep ing the grounds up in line order and he takes pride in his work, the grounds are gradually becoming well seeded to grass, new seals have leen added and several new tables built for the con venience of picnickers and families w ho may desire to lunch there. The grounds are plentifully supplied with excellent drinking water from the City Water Works plant. Our citizens will discover in a few years that they "builded letter than they knew" in securing that spot of ground. Mrs. Cynthia Wellman Dead. Last Sunday morning about 10 o'clock at the late home occured the death of Mrs. Cynthia Wellman, aged ttS years. Her death was the result of dropsy from which she had long been a sull'erer. Deceased is surived by two sisters and a brother. The funeral was held at the late home on Tuesday morning Mrs. Luella K. Webster speaking comforting words to those in attend ance, and the remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband and daugh ter at Otisco cemetery. The daughter was burned to death several years ago in this city. Unloading Platform, State Fair, Detroit. Nearly 300 Cars Unloaded Annually The Unpardonable Sin There is considerable discussion go ing on now thoughout the world as there ever has been as to w hat the unpardonable sin is as referred to in Heb. 10:iit. "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowl edge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin," we clip the fol lowing from the Weekly Witness: "If we sin wilfully" evidently means something more than a mere yielding to temptation; for all sin is a yielding to temptation, and if that had been what the writer meant the word "wilfully" would have been altogether suDerlluous. The LDth verse of the chapter shows exactly what the sin was that the writer had in mind be cause it is a continuation or explana tion of the statement in verse LU "Of how much sorer punishment" (than was meted out to those who broke the law of Moses) "shall he be judged worthy who hath trodden under foot the Son of (Jod, and has counted the Moot! of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?" Clearly this description does not apply to any siii commuted tnrougn weak ness, or even through tennorary wantonness; it means a del i berate, turn ing one's back on Christ; it means apostacy. And even so, it should be carefully noted that the warning conveyed in this passage applies only to the sin described in it, while that sin contin ues: there is no assertion here that the aiostate cannot be forgiven ,if he re nents. For it is the present participle of the verb that is used in the Greek, and it might therefore be translated, If we are sinning wilfully while we are in that condition "there remaineth no more" for us. "a sacrifice for sin." The sacrifice of Christ is God's only method of wiping out sin, and n we turn our backs uixm that there is no other way of atonement or of reconcil iation with God. No sin is unpardonable if the sinner has still iwwcr to repent, but it is pos sible for a man to become so hardened bv the continuous ignoring of God's claims upon him that genuine repen tance will no longer lie possible to him. CAN'T PLAY FOR "KEEPS" Harold Washburn, Harold Patter son, and Melven Wagner, Belding's line trio of Ann Arbor university stu dents are home for the summer vaca tion, all feeling first class and giving evidence of ellective work. Where will you celebrate? II. J. LKONAIll), Pres. A. N. HKLDING, V. I'res We Just Keep Growing and Growing and Can't Help It REPORT OF THE CONDITION Our growth, es- . of the . , . ,i Beldinc Savings Bank LLiaiV UUI '"h At neldlnjr. Michigan, at the close of business Juue 2Hrd. lttuw. as called for by the Com paSt tWO years, haS mlssloner of the Hanking Department. HKSOUKCKS. ntn WnnnHrfll I Loans and discounts 12H,200 63 utcu nuuuciiui. lionds. mortices and securities llo.:54 77 T . , . Overdrafts lol 74 NotWlthstand 1 ll g tonkin house .. H.K5 00 o Furniture and tlxtures S.omt () , Items In Transit 1.16'J 75 tlllS favorable CO!!- Other real estate una luvuiatui. v,wn Uup from banks m reserve cities IM.WW 96 nitinn Wt nrt tint Exchanges for clearing house umuii wc aiv, iivjl u.s. and national bank cur- , . rency .7S 00 iiistioseii to let the (J,,ltl coln ox im lllSpUSCU IU ICl SilverC)(in 3.IWS5 , , Nickels and cents 1.V4 M 78.794 77 grOWth StOp, and Checks, and other cash Items. 1.211 K) Total .W.4MJ5 beg leave to call "- " LI ABILITIES. viir nthmhon to Capital stock paid In $25.JWC0 your atieniion to surplus fund i.vidooo Undivided profits, net 7.9CI 70 our last statement, 4Hl7m1nerciaindeKjsits!'..''.'.'.!' 67.52072 Certllled checks 70 64 nn1 tt rnQKuntfwUv Savings deinisits ?5 Kli hi ailU IU I capei. II U 1 1 savings certillcates lOT.ono K 2H0.4H2 70 solicit your busi- TotaI State of Michigan. County of Ionia, ss. ntcc ttt tli inct I. W. S. Lambertson. Cashier of the above IlCaS Ull 111C JUal natiled bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge ground of superior ftt,a bp.,,ef- w' s- LAMHKKTSONcasnler. Sulwcribed and sworn to before me this Iluth Strength aild facil- d Mymmlss'l'on expires Jan. 1. II3. LOUIS A LEONARD, Iflc ' . Notary Iubllc. IllcS. Correct Attest: II. J. LKONA Kl. VV. P. HKTHEKINOTON. ElHVAItl) E. CH AI'l'LE Directors. The Belding Savings Bank of BELDING V. H. LAMUERTSON, Cashier Sheriff Says Money Must Not Change Hands in Card Games. Deputy Sherill" Taylor w as in tow n Saturday investigating complaints that In some of the places where cards are played the pastime had grow n into gambling for money. Mr. Taylor said the county otlicials had no objection to cards in the soft drink establishments provided there was no gambling and cautioned the proprietors against al lowing anything of the sort. They were also advised to cut out the games after 10 p. in. and on Sundays. Port land Review. Jt w on't do to take chances on al lowing card playing for money any more than it w ill to dispense beer and w hiskey surrepitiously. Toy Gun Victims The victims of the fourth are already putting in an appearance in this city, two accidents having already occurred this week. Monday afternoon Robert, the youngest son of Chas. Moore of the IJricker House, was playing with a blank cartridge pistol and slipied a lilJ shot into the end of the pistol in front of a blank cartridge. In some way the gun was accidently discharged and the shot passed through his hand. Dr. Stanton was called and promptly cauterized the wound and no serious results are apprehended. A short time afterwards one of the Schram children was shot by the same pistol, on the hand, the wad striking his hand and making quite aeutinit. Parents should be on the lookout at all times at this time of the year to see that nothing gets into the hands of their children that can in any way harm them as tetanus is seldom cured w hen it once gets a start, and it is easily started by the various noise disiensers of The July 4th kind. At the Congregational Church Regular service morning and even ing. Sermon by the pastor with the following program of music: Morning Service Organ prelude . Mrs. Ireland Alto solo, "Thy Will Re Done" Rob ert Clark Miss Florence Wagner "O Lord We Reseech Thee" Marks Quartet Organ solo, "Dawn" Nevin Mrs. Ireland Organ postlude Mrs. Ireland Evening Service Organ prelude Miss Florence Fisher Duet, "In His Hands are all the Cor ners" Sell neck it Misses Face and Wagner Soprano solo .Miss Face Organ postlude.. Miss Florence Fisher Remains of Mrs. Currie Brought Home The remains of Mrs. Mary Currie, late of Los Angeles, Cal., reached here Tuesday morning and were taken to Orleans cemetery by Undertaker Friedly and laid to rest beside those of the husband gone before. Deceased was the mother of Fred Currie of Orleans where she lived for many years but for the past four years had made her home w ith her daughter Mrs. J. W. Sprague who accompanied the remains here. She w as eighty-nine years of age, loved and respected by all who knew her and a large company of old time frientls and neighlors gathered at the grave to do honor to her memory. Card of Thanks We desire to extend to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in the burial of our mother and es pecially for the beautiful floral o I IV ring and music at the last service, our most heartfelt thanks. Mrs. J. W. Sprague Mr. and Mrs. Fred Currie Advertised Letters Mr. Will Row en; Miss Maud Rarnes; Thomas Dodge; Mr. O. S. Hull; Miss Ola Johnson; Miss Reulah Leonard, 2; Mr. R. L. Mallery; Mr. Rert Nickles: Mr. Jean Renand; Mr. Fred Simons; Mr. H. Thomas; James R. Taylor; Mrs. Hattie Wilson; Miss Crystal Thomas. D. K. Wilson. P. M. June L'S, 1901. Banner Liners Bring Results AELICK-COOK Beautiful Home Wedding of Bride and Groom at Elmer Cook's. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cook was the scene of a quiet but very pretty wedding at live o'clock Wednes day afternoon when their daughter, Lena, was married to Mr. James Deber Aelick in the presence of the family by Rev. O. W. Winter, pastor of the Church of Christ. A very interesting and unique feature of the program at the altar w as the fact that the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rrown stood up with them as best man and brides maid. Little Gladys Cook, the bride's sister, was the ring bearer and the ceremony w as esiecially line. After a dainty luncheon was served Mr. and Mrs. Aelick left on the evening train for a northern trip. The bride is one of the iopular young ladies of the city and has a host of friends, her husband is an employee of Relding Rros. tfc Co., is an excellent young man and owns a fine farm In Wool ford, Out. For the present they w ill reside here. The only out of town guest was Master Dewey Richmond, a cousin from Grand Rapids. Superintendent F. C. Janes The new suierintendent of schools F. C. Janes arrived in the city last week from Williamston with his household goods and he has stored them in the Congregational parsonage which he has leased for a year, his family went to Hillsdale for a few weeks visit after breaking up at Wil liamston and they together with Mr. Janes are expected here in a couple of weeks to settle the house, after which he will go to Ann Arbor to attend a summer school in the higher branches of education and his family will visit her old home in Palo and at other places. E. N. Pitkin is shipping his goods to Rrightou this week where he will engage in the lurniture ana under taking business, having purchased an established business there some time ago. Rural Postoffce Boom Trade That old-style country pjstoiVce at the cross roads, made famous by the late "Petroleum V. Nasby," boomed local trade and built up small centers is emphasized in a communicaton re cently published in the Chicago Tribune signed "Farmer." He writes: Previous to the establishment of the rural free delivery system Wisconsin had many t!i riving inland village, or rather corner stores. These w ere us ually six or more miles from any rail road town or station and were consid ered a great convenience to the farmer. These same corner stores usually had the postollices. There seldom was more than one store, but frequently there w as a blacksmith and w agon re pair shop, creamery or cheese factory, school and church, The repair shop usually was to great advantage to the farmers, and the merchant and black smith universally did w ell linancially, though they did not amass any great fortunes. "Since the rural free delivery came, HO ier cent of these cross road stores have gone out of business, as the farm er had no occasion to call for his mail and consequently his small trtule there became so much less that the merchant had to go out of business or run his place at a loss. "I do not think any of the older farmers will say they paid more for the same goods, quality and quantity ord ered considered, than they have to pay now at the larger store or the larger towns, or to the mail order houses. "Now in my mind there can be no doubt that a parcel post w ould help the big mail order houses and injure the smaller railroad towns, and when I say smaller I mean any town under 10, 000. "With no local merchant, no local tow n, there would be no local market for small produce such as butter, eggs, milk, Vegetable, etc., unless it w as con signed to some commission merchant in the large cities or factory centers." Iron Age. I lollenbeck Hathaway Dennis Hollenbeck, one of the esteemed employees of the Relding Hall company left Saturday for Chi cago w here on Monday he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Hath away, a well and favorably known young lady of this city. After a short honeymoon in the Windy City, they will return to this city where they will reside in the future. The Ranner extends its con gratulations and wishes them a long and happy voyage along the Journey of life. 1 E LAST RAGES SATURDAY Spicer Driving Park Is Be coming Popular Amuse ment Ground BASE BALL DIAMOND Good Crowd Last Saturday Saw Horse Races and Boys Run ning Contests. There was a good crowd at the Reld ing Driving Park last Saturday after noon in spite of the counter attraction of Silver Family Circus which un doubtedly had a tendency to keep many people away. The Relding Cornet Rand had been secured and the boys played well en livening the occasion very much. James O'Heam of Greenville was starter and he got the horses in each race off in good shape. Phil Young, W. C. Spicer and Fred Purdy were the judges and time-keeiwrs. The running race was won by the "Rill" Davis horse in 51 seconds, it was a go by three horses for all there was in it and created much excitement. In the pacing race there were three entries, Lucile, owned by Jack Collins of Greenville; Lady Ronair, and Equity. Lucile took 1st, Equity 2nd, and Lady Ronair 3rd. In the green trotting and pacing race Sweet Marie, Nancy A., and Silk contested for honors, Sweet Marie w inning the race. There was much fun in connection w ith the boys' running races and there were a lot of entries in each, every boy dug in his best clip to w in the contests. Mr. Spicer intends fitting up the grounds and keeping them in shaj for all kinds of out door attractions. A base ball diamond will be staked off and before the season is finished a number of good games will be pulled off there.. -V , . . NOT QUITE IN SAME CLASS. Rich and Had Been Wanderer In Early Days, But Had Not Neglect ed Ablutions. Senator Norrls Brown, in an ad dress In Washington, praised an Iowa millionaire. "His success Is a lesson to us," said Senator Rrown. "There are men in Maquoketa who still remember him as a tramp, a common, homeless tramp." The speaker smiled. "One afternoon In New York," he said, "as the millionaire and I were walking In Fifth avenue a beggar stepped up to him and whined: " 'Ross, I guess you ain't never went cold and hungry, sleepln' in wet fields and gittln' kicked from " 'Oh, yes, I have, though,' said the millionaire. "He looked the tramp up and down, handed him a quarter, and said, as he passed on: " 'But I had the decency to wash myself once or twice a year, by George! You make me kind of sick.'" Detroit Free Press. Tho Last Impression It's the-last impression that a man gets of a pair of shoes that decides whether or not he is going 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 pair to the same customer. We sell shoes that are of the "come again" kind, in other words, WALK-OVER shoes. mi 17IIS0N & GO. Come! Come! Come! 1) iZ I AND SEE THE KRYSTOLL The finest imitation in cut glass ever made in water and lemonade sets in fact all useful pieces at popular prices. A. B. HULL JEWEKER OPTICIAN Carpefs 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 6ft 50c Linoleum at 40c per square yard. A good Wool 76c . Carpet at 54c per yard. And Rugs, we are sure to please you either in quality, patttern and prices. Miller & Harris Furniture Co. Undertaking Given Prompt Attention Day Phone, 350 Night Phone, 71-2r BELDING BLOCK BELDING, MICH. LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE Lloyd's Dry Goods And Carpet Store Our June Sales will leave no doubt in the minds of any that this is Belding's best place to trade. The items and prices below are merely examples of the many bargains you will find. A visit to the store will pay you. Ladies white parasols $1.50 to $2.00 values for l)Sc 7 Ladies' wool suits left, to goat half price. Special prices on ladies muslin underwear. FOLEYSKOIflSMan r chlldrmni aaf; tuft. Nm oplaf Special prices on ladies shirt waists. 15 pieces Germandia Organdie, Reg ular 18c goods at . . . 11c Remnants of best calico 2 to 9 yard pieces at 4c. Extra wide embroidery at ..10c Special Prices on Broken Lots of Coods Throughout the Store.