At Fair Prices. Try Ua
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 5
BELDING, MIC, THURSDAY. JULY 8. 1909.
WHOLE NO. 1044
The Right Clothes
For You, Sir
Long Lost M. A. C. Student
Has Returned to
GLAD TO GET BACK
Disappeared From Agricultural Col
lege Seven Years A bo I lad
Leon Morse has returned to Portland.
A rnistery of seven years standing is
eleared up. Leon disappeared from
the Agricultural college near Lansing
seven years ago. All this time he has
been living in Chicago, of recent years
employed in a railroad otliee, as is now
stated, and all this time he maintain
ed silence, lie is an only child and
his mother has long mourned him as
dead. His father, however, never quite
gave up hope that the boy would come
back sooner or later.
Young Morse is a son of former
State Game Warden (J rant Morse.
The father is at the present time jost
master at Portland. Leon, then twen
ty years old, was attending college.
His health was not good, it is stated,
at any rate he absented himself from
his classes. His father leing notified
of this fact started for Lansing. Then
it was that the loy dropited out of
sight. It is supjosed that he meant to
return when his father returned to
Portland, but the father staid several
days. Leon was osted as missing
and the police began to search for him.
Then it was that the boy went to Chi
cago. It was regarded as strange that
he should not be recognized from pub
lished descriptions, for he is lame.
There were many reports of his having
been seen, but it appears that but one
of these were authentic.
In Kalamazoo It is Allowed In The
Chief of Police Allen of Kalamazoo
announced last week that orders would
be issued to the patrolmen on duty in
the several city parks not to molest the
"Let the young people spark," de
clared Chief Allen.' "We don't care
how much they spark. The parks are
nice places and when the boys and gifls
go there to make love, they should not
be disturbed. Spooning is entirely legi
timate and from the park siHxming
many good love matches result."
Judging Cattle, State Fair, Detroit.
D. Zimmer Is Doing Rushing Busi
ness for that Company.
Wonder if any of our readers noticed
Dan Zimmer going around Tuesday
with a market basket full of ollicial
looking documents. We got a glimpse
of him and he was actually lw legged
with weight of business he was carry
ing with him.
A little questioning elicitated the fact
that he was delivering Prudential In
dustrial policies to the new patrons
whom he hail written during the last
week of June. There were forty-four
new jolicies in the bunch, each of
them representing a stable protection
to the jveople young and old, on w hom
they were written, and each one speaks
plainly of the appreciation of our peo
ple of a means of caring for the un
avertable dark hour that sooner or lat
er enters every home.
The Prudential Industrial olicies
are of the weekly payment kind and
can le maintained at a small cost to
the insured and in case of the visit o
the grim monster aids in relieving a
iKvrtion of the distress which this isi
itor always brings into the home of
those not blessed with a sujierlluous
supply f this worlds goods.
The Prudential is one of those com
panies whose strength is as great as
that of (Jibralter, ami whose mission
on earth is carrying aid into the homes
of the poorer classes at the time when
it is most needed and Mr. Zimmer, as
agent for that company, has been more
than successful in this city in securing
meinliers for this strong company.
ONLY ONE JUSTICE
The marriage of Mr. Vern H. Foster,
son of Mr. ami Mrs. (ieo. N. Foster,
and Miss Xora Hollenbeck took place
Saturday, July .'ird, at the M. K. par
sonage in Ionia, Rev. K. G. Lewis lac
ing the oiliciating clergyman. The
couple are well known and popular
young ieople of this city and their
many friends wish them much joy.
They will reside here ami for the pre
sent will U' at the home of his parents.
They left immediately for Lakeview
to visit the bride's parents.
H. J. LEONARD, Pres. A. N. MELDING, V. Pre
We Just Keep Growing
and Growing and
Can't Help It
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Our growth, es- , thk
. ,f , . , Beldmc Savings Bank
pecially dunngthe AlBeMlw.fi?ehIwn. ttttheXse .r busing
Juue 2:ird. mn. as culled for by the Com
past tWO yetrS, llUS misstoner of the Hankins Department.
hupn YVnn1frfl1i Loans and discounts f PJK.20K C.l
UCCIl VUimtIJUI. n,mds. mortKUKes and securities I U'.:45 77
. . . Overdrafts IH 74
NotWltllStand 1 II i? Hankin house H.fi7R
o Furniture and fixtures 2.(nkmn
. , , Items In Transit. "
tlllS favorable COn- Other real estate
I, 115 tavuiauit cuu Due frum bttnka m reserve
, cities 54 .M W
nitmn wp art nnt Exchanges for clearing house
Ulliuii wc U.S. and national bank cur-
d, , - rency . m.tw ou
isnosd to let the (,(,ld co,n WitHi "
ispuj.u to ici uit. Silver coin 2 &
Nickels and cents I5S ftO 76.71 77
grOWtll Stop, and Checks, and other cash Items. 1.241 W
beg leave to call
vnnr ntf-fnrinn fn Capital stock paid In I 2.vjMk)
your aiieniion iu surplus fund i.vumno
ITndivided profit, net 7.WI 70
OUT laSt Statement, RnmnerHa" 7..W72
Certified checks 70 4
nm rr rcrtfi 1 1 Kr Savings deHsits ft Kit 51
anil lO iebptLUUIiy Savings certificates 1f.7.or.O SO 2mi.42 70
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ncc f,a inct I. W. S, rAmbtrtn. CttiWer i ne fttove
ucaa uii me j ii at named bank. d iwemnl.v wrar that tb4 1t
statemen Is true to tU best, of my knowledge
ground of superior w. s.mhkutson.
Subscribed and nwom u Trfire ine tblt if'th-
Strength aiUl faCll- dyJcomm7s.s,on expires Jan 1. 11.
U)IMS A I.KON Allt).
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Illt-d Correct Attest: ' II. J. LKON A Hl
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The Belding Savings Bank
V. 8. LAM HKUTSONV Cashier
Fisher Failed to Qualify for position.
Leaving Lapham the Field
With the stroke of twelve last Satur
day night the title of justice of the
Ieaee which George W. Moulton has
worn with so much distinction for lo
these many j'ears, fell from his shoul
ders and George became a common cit
izen, unincumbered by any emoluments
of olliee. His last ollicial act was to
sjieak the words which joined in wed
lock Frank Chrysler and Miss Hazel
William K. Fisher, who received
such a large majority at the last elec
tion for that olliee, concluded that he
did not have the time to look after the
justice end of the business and failed to
qualify. This leaves Holding with
only one justice to administer the same
to those who mav come within the
lale of the law. Justice K. 11. Lapham
however, is still at the old stand ready
to hand out mercy to whom mercy is
due and justice to those to whom justice
The I Jelding baseball team went to
Lowell, Saturday to play ball in the
tournament advertised lo take pi ace
during the celebration held in that city
and while they went with blood in
their eyes, they came back as meek
as Moses. Hughie Stringham of the
Manner, force handled the big mitt in
front of Marshall Pichard but the com
bination proved an easy thing for the
Ionia Hunch and they fell on our bunch
like hail on a farmers garden, complete
ly routed them. When the score was
counted up it wtis found that Ionia had
11 good ones laid away while a nest
of goose eggs was the only thing for our
boys to bring home.
The sooner the Helding team realizes
that they cannot play ball without oc
casional pratice at least, the letter it
will lie for the once good record of our
city players. Some one remarked the
other day that if Helding should haj
ien to win a game it would probably
give it back as it would U a great a
suprise to them. Get busy lioys, and
see if you can't back some of your old
Twen'y-three Cans of Fish
The morning train from Grand Kai
ids last Saturday had along a fish car
from the State Fish Hatchery of Grand
Rapids and left at the station twenty-
three cans containing black bass
spawn of the large mouth variety
which were taken in charge by W. 1'.
Hetherington and several others for dis
tribution in the near-by lakes of this
vicinity. This custom has been follow
ed every year for the past few years and
our sjiortsmen are reaping the result as
is quite evident from the line strings of
lish brought in every few days.
The state lish hatcheries are doing
a good work in the lish propagation and
why not have game hatcheries to re
plenish the woods And fields with
game birds so much sought for by the
At the Congregational Church
Regular services next Sunday morn
ing and evening. Sjecial music and
the lirst quarterly communion service
will be observed.
Sunday school at 11:15 a. m.
Preaching by the pastor, Rev. Ixlrie
Collins. It is specially requested that
all members of the church lie present.
Music for the morning service Duet
by Miss Wagner and Mrs. Ferguson,
quartette, solo, Mrs. Ferguson.
Mr. Clyde Howen; Mr. Harry Raker;
Mr. bu A. Crandall; Master Tom Doty
Mr. Karl Dingmau; Miss Minnie Kgen
riether; l'rof; Garver; H. G. Johnson;
Miss Renny Launge; Miss F.va Iiennon
Miss Daisy Mad sen, 2; Mrs. Maud
Mull; C. L. Stockdale; Miss Bee
Smith, 2; Miss Grace Wheeler, 2.
July 0, V.m. D. K. Wilson, P. M.
W. A. Wilder purchased fishing
tackle this, (Thursday) afternoon for a
week's fishing at Long Lake, where
he will go with his family, including
his son, and wife of Chicago. Ionia
IONIA BOY DROWNED
Long Lake Claimed Another Victim
Last Friday Body Recovered
A sad accident occured at Long Lake
at about 10:.'I0 last Friday morning
when Harry Jacobus, a 17 year old
Ionia boy was drowned, Harry and
Claude Dumont, went to the lake that
morning with the intention of stand
ing several days camping and to run a
lemonade and candy stand over the
Fourth. They had brought some lum
ber in a boat to the jioint selected, near
the old sheep wash east of Hall's boat
houses and while at work on the stand
the boat started to drift away, young
Jacobus discovered it going and quickly
douing his bathing suit he started in
pursuit. Suddenly he disapjieared and
was seen no more, which seemed very
strange as he was known to lie a good
swimmer and can only be accounted
for on the supposition that he stepjied
into one of the deep holes along this
shore and possibly seized by a cramp.
These holes are spring feeders of the
lake and the w ater is cooler than the
general body of water which might ac
count for the cramp. C. G. Ash by long
a resilient on the lake, says that one
of the holes of this vicinity has been
sounded to a depth of 50 feet and that
It is straight down like a well.
Efforts were at once made to recover
the body and althougt willing hands
worked faithfully it was not found un
til about three p. m. Saturday when it
was raised from about 10 feet of water
and as soon possible was taken to the
home in Ionia.
Harry was the only son of Mrs. 1. M
Hawley, had lived in Ionia nearly all
life, was a bright yonng man and 1?
sideshls mother and stepfather leaves a
host of friends. The funeral was held
from his home on Monday afternoon.
After several week's illness Mary M.
Willets passed away at the home of
Freeman Kilbourne, July 1, 190.
She was born iu Washtenaw county,
Michigan, February 7, 1840, coming
with her parents to Otiseo, Ionia
county, at an early age. After the
death of her parent? he passed the
most of her life aiitiiid HniyniA- and
Greenville. She leaves one sister, the
last of the family to grieve her depart
ure, also one neice and three nephews
and other near and dear friends.
The funeral was held from the home
of Mr. Kilbourne Saturday afternoon
July .', at two o'clock, Foster & Ritler
taking charge of the remains and Rev.
Kdrie Collins of the Congregational
church of Helding, oiliciating. Mrs. J.
K. Ferguson of Helding, singing some
very appropriate selections.
Sometime, we shall know why
Our sunniest mornings change to noons
Anil our steps are shadowed so by
And why we often lie
On couches sown with thorns of care
And why our lives are thickly hedg
With bars that put our loftiest plans
Sometime our eyes shall see
The silver lining to the darkest cloud,
While silvery echoes follow thunders
Sometime our hearts shall lie
Content, .forgetting all our restless
And knowing everything has work
ed for good
The How and when and why lie
Miss Cynthia S. Tower was born in
Otisco, Ionia county, April 21, 1811,
living with her parents until July .'5rd,
18oo, when she was united in marriage
with Kmilus K. Wellman at Ionia,
Mich. After three short years of wed
ded life the husband was called home
in death leaving a wife and little
daughter, Edith, to mourn their loss.
Edith was a constant companion and
comfort to her mother until eighteen
years of age when she too was sudden
ly called to join her father leaving her
mother to go through the battles of
life alone, which she has bravely done
for the past twenty-four years, and
now after about thirty years as a resi
dent of this city in the home where she
died, she too has gone to meet the
loved ones in that home from which
none returneth, passing from this life
June 27, 1101), after a long and linger
ing Illness of intense suffering of over
four months duration, leaving two sis
ters, two brothers and other relatives
and many friends to mourn their loss.
Services were conducted at the late
home by the Mrs. Luella K. Webster
and she was laid to rest in the Otisco
cemetery beneath a bank of flowers.
Having decided to move to Detroit
in the very near future, will those who
.know they are indebted to me kindly
call and arrange for payment of their
accounts, and any who have any bills
against me please present tnem as soon
as possible for I wish to ' pay them.
hi. I, 8. Morris
Beldingand Greenville Knights
of Pythias Crossed Bats
OLD FASHIONED SCORES
It Was an Interesting Game From
Start to Finish Score Was 16 to
17 in Favor of Greenville
There is an old saying that "When
Greek meets Greek, than comes the
tug of war," and this was ably demon
strated last Monday when the K. P.
base ball team of this city crossed bats
wilh a K. P. team at Greenville. From
start to finish it was a slugging match
and when the last man had slid safely
over the plate it w as found that the
score stood 17 to 16 in favor of the
The game was a most amusing one
from start to finish and an eye witness
to the game said he never saw as much
fun at a dog fight as he saw at this
game. Guy "Mclntyre" distinguished
himself by numerous graceful errors
and helped much in furnishing Green
ville with plenty of scores.
The Greenville Call says of the game:
The Helding team was somewhat
handicapped by their long trip it being
necessary for the players to put on their
uniforms on the train and hustle into
busses waiting at the dejiot to transfer
them to the grounds, which they reach
ed just a few minutes before the time
scheduled for the game to start. In
making up the lineup it was found that
the first base man had either missed
the train or fallen olf on the way. In
the emergency Ellis Ranney was press
ed into service, and his playing and
coaching were the features of the game.
The lineup of the teams was as follows:
Helding Connors ss, Clark 3b, Little
If, Monteith 2b and p. Alexander cf,
Ranney lb, Johnson rf, Uildemeister
c. Crawford p. Greenville Grosvenor
If, Simon 2b, Reardslee lb, Sass cf,
Hicklin lib and p, Price ss, Howard rf,
Thompson c' Walker p and .'Jb. The
score by innings:
1 2 3 4 o 0 7 S 1) Total
Fielding 1 3 0 3-0 0 1 2 (J 1
Creenville 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 x 17
A Greenville Hoy Missing
Vern, the Hi-year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Sheldon of Greenville, at
tended the doings at Haldwiu Lake
last' Monday and started home going
across lots through the cemetery locat
ed near the lake. He was last seen in
the cemetery about six o'clock at night
and since that no trace can be found of
him. Searching parties are looking for
him and It is feared that he undertook
to cross a swamp which has many
holes in it and has been drowned.
He has dark hair and eyes, wore a
navy blue suit and rimless nose glasses
when last seen, and his parents are
sure that he has been drowned and are
consequently greatly stricken by the
The Last Impression
It's the last impression that a man gets of a
pair of shoes that decides whether or not he is
jroino- to buy the same brand ao-ain.
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.
EARL WILSON & GO.
Come! Come! Come!
AND SEE THE
The finest imitation in cut glass ever
made in water and lemonade sets in fact all
useful pieces at popular prices.
. A. B. HULL
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Time Is Here
Why not double your pleas
ures by doing your sewing on
an Kasy Running White mach
ine, guaranteed to be the best in
Sold on easy payments.
Miller & Harris Furniture Go.
, Special Bargains in Carpets, Rugs and Linoleum.
LLOYD'S DRY GOODS AND CARPET STORE
SALE PRICES on Ladie
Wash and Wool Suits of
E. C. LLOYD
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