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ANTHRACITE Scranton, Egg, Stove and Ghesnut. BITUMINOUS Washed Nut, better than wood for the range, burns c.Tean, no ash 2,000 lbs. for $4.50 Highest Grade West Virginia Splint Belding Gas Company Coke Huron Portland Cement I Th T,. C. TJnson Co. J 5 Telephone 3362 Rings. Office Second door west from Tuinstra Hardware Co. BELDING BANNER ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR Published every Thursday at Belding, (Ionia County) Mich., by THE BANNER PUBLISHING CO E. B. LAPHAM, EDITOR Advertising Rate upon application . Bills collected monthly. Cards of Thanks. 25c to 60c Resolutions from 60c up. Entered at the Postofflce, Belding. Michigan for transmission through the Mails as Second-class Mattel NOTICE. 1 Whereas, It is judged necessary by us, the township board of the town ship of Otisco, county of Ionia, that certain places shall be assigned for the exercising of the trades or employ ments hereinafter mentioned, which are offensive to the inhabitants and dangerous to the public health, there fore we do hereby assign the following described places in the said township, to-wit: Lot 6, Sec. 1, 16 acres owned by Perry Heald; Lot 3, Sec. 15, 80 48-100 acres owned by Will Travis; All lands belonging to V. C. Spicer, lying east of railroad, Sec. 15, for exercising the trade or employment of slaughtering beeves or other animals, and we do herehv forbid the exercise of anv such trade or employment in any other place or places in said township, not so assigned therefor. ) Dated this 24th day of August, A. D. 1909. Charles E. Brink, Peter Kohn, Walter Fisk, Lester J. Kimberly, Township Board of Health. INTEMPERANCE AND DIVORCE The wide prevalence and constant increase of divorce in the United States is justly regarded by thinking men as a great menace to our civilization, and one of the greatest causes of divorce is shown by the census figures to be drunkeness. The United States cen sus bureau has recently issued a bul letin which, in cold dispassionate sta tistics makes it startlingly plain that intemperance is largely responsible for the prevalence of divorce. This bulletin shows that drunkness was the sole cause of separation in 86,516 cases during the twenty years from 1887 to 1906 inclusive, and a cause in combination with some other cause in 17.765 cases. Besides these 54,000 divorces in which intemperance direct cause, the bulletin gives the number of cases in which it was in direct or contributory as 130,287. So that the drinking habit has wrecked, directly or indirectly during the twen ty years mentioned, 184,000 American homes! Could there be any stronger argu ment than these census statistics furn- Real Estate For Sale A 6-room house with gas, cen trally located for $1,150 A six room house and barn and woodshed with electric lights and city water, one block from the Catholic church for $1,250 An eight room house in good condition on the north side for $900 A six room house east of red silk mill for $1,150 This is a bargain for someone. A seven room house on bridge street on easy terms for only $C50. A seven room house in first class condition on Alderman street for $1,450 A six room house with gas and electric lights centrally located on the north side for $1550. We have other houses and lots for sale and houses for rent uacriER ason r ! ish? If we could get rid of the cause of intemperance, the still worse cause of cause of divorce would be wonder fully mitigated if not entirely de stroyed. Tiik attorney general has held that the new law regarding the exemption of old soldiers' homesteads from tax ation, while it went into effect Sep tember 1, does not become operative until next year. This is because the assessments have all been made and the boards of review have met and adjourned, so there is at present no machinery for enforcing the new law. This law applies only to homestead property up to the amount of $1,200. In case a soldier has more than this amount, he is not exempt Taxes will have to be paid this year as usual. Greenville Fair, Sept. 21, 22, 23 and 24 The Greenville Fair Association is making extra efforts to give one of the largest and most perfect exposi tions ever held in this locality. The management is striving hard to make all departments full and to see that evety detail is so complete and all things so well carried out as to Ierfectly satisfy the patrons, no matter what their wishes may be. Arrangements have been made with the railroads so that the same excel lent service of last year will be given this year. The Pere Marquette will run extra coaches on all regular trains, and will in addition run a special train up from Belding eaeh morning at 11 a. m. The Grand Trunk will run a special train from the east on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, leaving at 7 a. m. and arriving at Greenville at about 9:30; leaving to return abut 6 p.m. LIVESTOCK SHOW TO BE GREAT. Superintendent Tyler of the Michigan State Fair Declares It Will Be the Greatest Display Ever Held. C. A. Tyler, superintendent of cat tle at the Michigan State , Fair, is planning; something new in the way 3f stock parades for Wednesday, Sept. 8. While Mr. Tyler has always excelled In this feature, he again has something new planned, but refuse to give eren a hint as to what it la. The usual livestock parade will be put on at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday, Sept. 8. Then as a grand conclusion will follow the big feature which Mr. Tyler declares no one shall know un til the last minute. He says it la a hummer and will excell anything of the kind erer attempted by a state fair. Mr. Tyler answers all questions by saying: "Just wait and I will gire you some thing to talk about after this parage and exhibition is over. "I want you to understand," aon tlnued Mr. Tyler in talking state fair exhibits, "that this exhibition is aot simply limited to Michigan farmer, it is open to the entire world and anyone can come in here and com pete for the prises. We will hare fully as many cattle exhibitors from Ohio and surrounding states as there will be from Michigan. Unusual fa cilities are at hand this year for dis tant exhibitors to compete. The cat tie display opens Tuesday, Sept. 7, and permission has been gi?n ex hibitors to reach the grounds as late as Monday, providing they are la readiness to show their stock prompt ly when the display Is open to the public on Tuesday morning. This is a privilege not granted heretofore by the Michigan State Fair officials. It simply means that scores of cattle mA from Ohio and other surround ing states are going to show at this fair. "I have personally visited many parts of the atate in the interest of the fair. I never saw such fine cat tle. They are a marvel even to me. The fine condition la all due to the excellent grass yield this summer. Heavy croDs have also mad th farmers prosperous and given them ample resources for attending th fair. It will be th greatest display of farm product ever held la thl state." A Convalescent. Mrs. Wigwag "How 1 your hus band, Aunt Mandy?" Aunt Mandy "Porely, ma'am. He was gittin along all right, but now de doctah don say a got d coavalescanoa." STATE FAIR'S MIDWAY GREATEST AGGREGATION OF SHOWS EVER GATHERED FOR EXHIBITION. Mammoth Hippodrome, Wild West, Flea Circus, Animal Congress, Pal ace of Illusions, Human Laundry, and Lot of Other Interesting Fea ture. The Midway at the Michigan State Fair this year will be one of the pret tiest attractions to be found anywhere on the grounds. The shows are owned and managed by Frank Spellman, or Cincinnati, a well-known amusement man. The midway court this year will be In the shape of a hollow square. The front will be one solid section and entrances to the different attrac tions have the appearance of theater door. Everything about the scheme Is elaborate, even to the illumination. Th apparatus used for this was se cured from the city of Cincinnati and used to illuminate Fountain Square in that city during the recent Turner convention. It consist of thousands of lights radiating frfom a common center, that make the Midway court as brilliant as day. The following are some of the attractions that will be seen on the fair Midway: Hippodrome and Wild West Show ontains rough riding, cowboy scenes, breaking wild and untamable horses, trick riding, broncho busting, and In fact all big scenes as seen by the leading Wild West Shows, carrying a company of 30 people and 12 head Df horses. The Spellman Show. The most unique and pretentious show ever pro duced in the way of equipment; built at a cost of $1,500 for equipment. This is a new idea in the way of an Dpen front and contains four platform shows combined into one show, ana one price of admission is charged to all four shows, namely 10c. It is :alled "Congress of World's Novelties" and includes the two fattest women In the world, also the two smallest midgets In the world, a three-legged boy and one other clean freak as yet to be secured. European Wild Animal Congress. Largest and best wild animal show, with no superior, containing lion's, ti gers, leopards, and an array of the world's greatest and best animal train ers ten in number. This is the finest and best-equipped wild animal con gress today In America. with no ex ception. The Whirlwind. A new show- never seen before 1909. Composed of unsual and wholesome amusement de vices, including dippy walks, moving stairways, dark passages, and also the humon roulette wheel. Size of show, 40 feet by 20 feet. The Human Laundry. A new me chanical amusement device interior in darkness, comprising wringers, wash-tubs, bamboo slides, movable staircases, flying walks, win blowers, the canvass walk, etc. This show has. been the biggest money-maker at all the leading amusement parks through out the country. The Devil in Art. A new departure In the line of Girl Shows, being taken from the famous Marceau's Living Picture craze, using ten ladles, carry ing a gold frame for interior exhibi tion and using the latest electrical and cloud effects in behind the pic tures, making it one of the most en tertaining shows that can De produced. The Palace of Illusions. Consists of one large pebble Illusion, "Spider and Fly" illusion, "Herod's Daughter" il lusion, the "Vanishing Boy" illusion, and the "Queen of Coses" Illusion. Midget City. This is a miniature of a small city and embraces the world's smallest people, using nothing in same but small miniature equip ment and four small midgets, who give an entertainment and various perfor mances. Interior is handsomely equipped in every detail. The Whirlpool. A new amusement device used for the first time in 1909 and being constructed by the Chester Park Amusement Co., Cincin nati, O. Comprises a set of large roll ers, large staircases that close up and down. A show that will please tne most fastidious. Determination. A remarkable per formance given by a person who has neither arms nor legs. Tinymite, the Smallest Horse In all the World. Tinymite is seven years old, weighs 31 pounds. Is 18 inches high, and has the most beautiful equip ment ever introduced with a show of this caliber. A show that particularly appeals to ladles and children. The Nut College. A series of new devices, including the slide-out stair way, and underground grottos, electric walks. The interior is composed of passages with rattan obstructions, buz zers, bells, air blasts, etc., all which create laughter and amusement. Cremation. An electrical spectacu lar show, picturing birth and then the death by cremation, with varied elec trical effects, making a very fin fin ished performance. The Limit. A new fast and furious show, filled with laughter from start to finish, comprising th revolving swing, the house upside down, the movable and collapsible floors, and a solid interior of amusement from the start to the finish. Dreamland. A new spectacular stunt written around the "Feast and Furies" show and comprised of spec tacles embracing the service of twelve people In the Dirdland ballet. An entire new show in every detail. The Eruption. A graphic descrip tion of the late holacaust, showing the volcano at Its hlght, being preceded by a series of poses plastique. The state fair buildings are now undergoing a thorough renovation for the opening. When the exhibition itarts on Sept. 2 everything will be In flae condition. The grounds never looked better. The nursery firms have an enormous line of shrubs and flowers that will be In full bloom dur ing the exposition and make the grounds more attractive than ever. These plants were started early In the season and after much labor have been brought to perfection. With th flower beds and foliage plants maintained by the State Fair Itself, the grounds are made to appear like a great city park, Robt Groom of Grand Rapids was in the city this week. j Miss Venna Essex, of Stanton, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Essex. Mrs. Geo. French, of Ionia, was a ' visitor at her mothers Mrs. Hopkins, Tuesday. C. 8. Clark and wife, of Ada, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin Wednesday. - Mrs. J. 13. Essex has returned from Flint, where she had been visiting her son Elmer. Mrs. Frank Falethorpe and two sons spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard. Wm. Deal has been thershing for the past two weeks in west Otisco with his fine new machine. Frank Donielson and wife have re turned from their six weeks visit in St. Johns and Maple Rapids. Rev. J. E. Sanders was called to Hastings Monday to oftlcate at the fun eral of a brother pastor's son. Mrs. Anson Pease and son Kyle of near Gobleville has been the guest of her niece Miss Elsie French. M. Lanaway has gone to Greenville and will remain over the fair having a part in the amusement department. Thos. A. Wood and wife left for their home in McKeiver, Mich. Tuesday after a short visit with their daughter. E. E. Doty and family left Monday for Battle Creek. A large majority of Mrs. Doty's Sunday School class were at the station to bid her adieu. Mrs. J. L. II. Kieney, of Grand Rap Ids was a guest of Rev. O. W. Winters Monday. She Is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cowels, of Smyrna. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Foster entertained their daughter Elsie, from Ionia, Fri day and Saturday. Mrs. Foster is much improved from her recent illness. Mrs. Will Huntley and children have returned from Ithaca and St Louis at the latter place they attended Home Coming and beet sugar festive ties. Mrs. Elmer B. Hale and son Stanley of Caledonia, left today after a few weeks visit with her parents at Long Lake and other relatives and friends here. Mrs. Andrew Skellenger has returned from Grand Rapids where she expects to go to reside, her husband having se cured a fine position there and likes it very much. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Case were in Grand Ledge from Monday until Saturday, of last week, called there by the death and burial of a sister of Mr. Case Mrs. McSween lift Wednesday for a short visit in Grand Rapids and Big Rapids She and her mother, Mrs. Kingsley expect to leave next week on a trip to Portland, Ore. Geo. W. Moulton and wife arrived home from their five weeks trip in the west Tuesday having seen considerable of the western country and visited re latives and former Michigan people. Some very fine black bass are being taken from the river by hook and line these days. John W. Cooper had a fine string of them Monday, one of them being a five pounder, other fine catches have been made also. Henry Skellenger is sixty-one years old but is still able to go some when it comes to farming. He raised 600 bush els of grain this season, put in six acres of corn and as many potatoes besides doing a lot of work outside in cutting grain for the farmers, doing the work mostly himself. Miss Theo Cowan, of Bostwick, has been a guest of relatives in (he city this week. In company with Pf. and Mrs. E. W, Lltle, Misses I va Borner and Nellie McKillop, Miss Cowan at tended the old folk's concert Tuesday night at Ashley church, the doctor taking the party in his automobile. A Harvest Festival will be held Fri day, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 12, in Holy Trinity Mission. A committee will be in the church house Thursday evening and Friday previous to the services, to receive gifts of fruits, veget ables and flowers suitable for decor ation. Special offerings at all services for church purposes,. LOW KATP9 TO WMT MQH, FAIR On aruf One-half On Way fare for Round Trip f Orend Rapid, pt. 19-17 on All Read, All road lead to th Wt Mich igan Stat Fair to Orand Rapid Sept, IS to 17. Better still, all road eoovsrglog in Grand Rapid ar making It vworth while to the public to attend th fair by materially reducing their transpor tation rate for the occasioa. Th Michigan Passenger aasoelalon, which ha jurisdiction over th grant ing of special rat on all roads, has determined upon on and one-half th one way fare for the round trip as th rate which shall prevail during th big fair. Thus a regular far of $1 each way may be obtained, going and coming, for $1.50, th saving In trans portation paying admission to the grounds, no Inconsiderable item In the necessary expenaes of a trip to one of the greatest of educational exhibit. Thla Is a reduction over last year's rate, which wr on and two-third the regular fare, denoting th gi owing Importance of the Wtt Mkhlgaa rair a viewed by th transportattoa com FAIR WILL PLEASE EVERYONE. Th modern state fair, such as that which will open In Detroit on Sept. 2, and coatlnu until Sept. 10, 1 not a commercial enterprise nor a money making schm. but a plac where views can b exchanged and informa tion "swapped." Farmers and others will mt and discuss their common troubles and tU of their success and failures. Men show what they have done and other learn what can be don. A modern fair also promotes Industry by giving to all who attend a larger view of the possibilities of life. This Is an industrial era and If the farmer, merchant, mechanic and professional man wish to keep pace with the times they must know what is being done in all the avenues of trade, commerce and manufacture. On way to do this is to take part m th annual Michigan State Fair. This Institution la planned to educate and Incite the producer to higher ideals of perfection. That this is true Is evident from what the fair has ac complished all through the state dur ing the many year It has been In ex istence. There is also the amusement fea ture, which cannot be overlooked. There is an Immense value of the most practical kind in wholesome recreation and amusements such as those afforded at the Michigan State Pair. Men, women and children must be entertained in some way. The ele vating character of fine music 1 everywhere recognized. Good racing and feats of skill of all kinds are al ways enjoyed. The Michigan State Fair has some thing for everyone. It is for the young and old, the serious and the gay, rich and th poor at once an education and an opportunity. ft 2 Wanfo For Sale and J YY rtll Id Business Chances J ADVERTISE FOUND ARTICLES. The Michigan Law says in effect, A person who finds lost property un der circumstances which give him knowledge or means of inquiring as to the true owner, and who appropriates such property to his own use or to the of another person who is not entitled thereto, without having first made ev ery reasonable effort to find the owner and restore the property to him, is guilty of larceny Section 4739 10 of tne Compiled Laws of Michigan. For Sale Family horse. Call on H. R. Unger, phone 177. For Sale House and lot on Leonard street. A. J. McCauley. 13tf For Sale Tomatoes for canning, fine stock. Thone 193. 13tf For Sale Good 7 room house on north side. City water and gas. Apply to M. M uenedict, Merrick Ave. For Sale My equity in a fine Schu mann piano, or will exchange for horse or cow. ' Nicholas Gotting 10t2 recks Hill For Sale Eleven Uoudan hens, two cockerels and twenty-five chickens. Will sell the lot or divide them as you wish. W. U. Martin, 803 S. Bridge St. For Sale, for cash or on time, two good houses on north side, close in. Don't miss this chance to get a good home cheap. Address S. S. Smith, 207 South Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, Mich. 12 3-w For Sale or trade for city prop erty 80 acres clay loam land near city of Midland, Mich. Well located on R. F. I). route, one mile from store, church, school, sawmill, brick and tile yard. Ten acres improved, balance in timber oak, ash, elm and soft maple Address S. J. Eddy, Belding, Mich igan. Box 979. 11U My Property for Sale I offer for sale my residence property on Washington street, 8 room house, good barn, line location. No. 11-tf Mark McNett For Rent Furnished rooms with use of bath. Corner Pearl and Center streets. A. M. Glass. 13tf Lost A gold cravat pin, engraved H," in old English with a scroll around the edge. Finder leave at the Banner office and get reward. 12wl Found Pair pf gent's glasses. Call and pay for this notice and prove prop erty. ' 12tf Lost In the vicinity of the race track last Saturday, gentleman's small watch, with fob. Finder please return to Banner office for reward. Found An F. & A. M. watch charm evidently been lost a year. Owner prove property and pay for this notice at the Banner Office! 9-tf. For Sale or Rent Laree new 7 room house, good walks, f 10.00. C. G. Ash- by i phone J 48. For rent Good flve-roorn house on the north side. Inquire at W. J) Ballou s. ppone 102. Mrs. ulemons. Poultry Wanted Every Wednesday, at my house, 1044 So. Bridge St, Belding, Mich. II, Cukkik & Co., 12tf Cit. Phone 324-Sr, Wannted Active party to lace and dress shoes, t argo bhoe uo. mi Lost Black silk hane tie with trold J)ln and stone setting. Pin has patent astening. Lost between Earl Os born's house and my house, by the way of Leonard street. Under will be rewarded with $5.00 by returning same to me at my house or at shoe factory. A. W. Crawn. 12tf House to rent Good six room house, both kinds of water in kitchen, newly papered. Electric lights soon. In quire at 310 Main street. 12tf Rooms to rent Inquire of I. L. Hubbell. 2-tf Wanted to Kent Eight or nine room house with barn. Enquire at Gibson's Cash Store. WANT YOU HUB CLOTHES This Fall You will find them perfect in style, faultless tailored and full of distinction and dignity and of a quality of fabric and mater ials positively unmatchable at the prices we ask. Come, See and draw your own conclusions. VERN C. DIVINE The Store That Satisfies. Will A. Clark left Tuesday on a busi ness trip to Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Mrs. Will Ellis has been seriously ill this week but is reported some bet ter to day. Rev. G. W. Maxwell and wife have returned from their visit in Pontlac and Detroit. Miss Vivian Smith left Tuesday to resume her duties In a business college in Grand Rapids. Claud Pifer is taking a vacation from his work as chef at Hotel Holland, In Holland, for a month or more, and will take a trip west for his health. The Knights of Pythias of Fortune Lodge, No. 120, will resume regular meetings and work next Tuesday night. livery Knight is requested by the Chancellor Commander to be present Thos. Gritnth and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Monteith left Tuesday for the west There will take in Portland, Seattle and x)ints in California, and Mrs. Monteith will also visit in Bell ingham, Wash. Chas. Knaufl' addressed the men's Bible study class at the Ashley church last Sunday on the subject "Local Option or Prohibition, or the best way for regulating the liquor traffic." He is a good reasoner, and gave the class many pointers along the right lines. Populi'it. or Sor.-e Men. rvrt are ! men who ure popular that tliey nt as If a man ought to regard it as a privilege tc have one of th'ni regularly borrow his tobacco of Mm '.lomervllle Jout qhI. Modern Maternity. little girl's mother attended a jcr of card parties, leaving the i at home with the nurse. On one Ion, the child's attention was at d by the plaintive cries of a :i j calf. Running to the window, ; exclaimed: "Poor little calfey! your mamma gone to the card ity and left you, too?" Delineator Attention Everybody When in Belding call at the Bridge Street Restaurant Everything neat and clean good meals. Josh Fuller, Prop. OOOOOOOGOOGOGOCOOOOOCl BRICKER'S 8 Exchange Locals A beautiful home on North Bridge street All modern con veniences. Two lots. Price $3,000. Might exchange for smaller house. Farm of 105 acres, best of land, all kinds of fruit and all the buildings any farm needs. Price 6,500. Located near Smyrna, Mich., on railroad. Farm to exchange for Belding real estate. Lots at the Brlcker Park. 100 beautiful resort lots. Price $25, $40 and $50. For all of above see W. F. BRICKER at Store I 3 lOQOQOOQwPqOOOQQC OOGOOOr blow about the pies "that mother used to make.' Yours will be better than any she ever baked. Moss Rose flour is worth more than other flour though the price is no higher. It will pay you to call us before buying your Cement, Lime, Bug Finish, Land Plaster, Prepared Plaster, Sewer Pipe and Roofing E. Chappie & Company TO WEAR Miss Eva E. Engcl of Grand Rapids Teacher of Piano Reopens Her Studio In Belding, September 3 Demorest Flats, at Mrs. Barnard's Phono 91 3r 33 William Straat Orand Rapid HARVEST TIME here for those who seek Quality at rea sonable cost in their purchase of JEWELRY This store certain ly is fruitful in op portunities to do even better than that You will find Jewelry here whose character you can not question. That you'll admit after examination. And you'll find also that what are ordinary considered reason able prices are high" as compared with ours. A. B. Hull, Jwlr and Optician. - BELDING OPERA HOUSE SEPTEMBER 8th W. F. MANN Presents The Arizona Cowboy play Tho Gov; Punchor 3rd Successful Season Complete Scenic Producton 5 Big- Special Acts Cowboy Quartette The champion Lariat Spin ner will give free exhibitions on the street. Watch for the man wifh the rope. Prices 25, 35 and 50c MOSS ROSE Sweetest and Best, You'll Make Good Dough If you employ Mosa Rose flour in the making. Order a sack of Moss Rose to-day. Then you'll never have your husband ITT E33X