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on Men's and Boys' Clothes
Men's $15 Suits and Overcoats
now $11 at
TWENTY-FIRST YEAH. NO. 34
KELDING, MICH., THURSDAY. JANUAKY 27, 1910.
WIIOLK NO. 1073
Only Sixteen and Wanted to
GOT LICENSE TO WED
Other Difficulties Intervene and He
was Arrested Sent to House of
Correction for 1 to 1$ Years
Eugene Hinith, whose home is in
this city, bul who has been running
a bakery business in Greenville, broght
a lot of trouble on himself in the past
few days and his experiences should
be a warning example to other young
men to make up their minds to cut
out foolishness and crooked ways and
Eugene evidently got light headed
on the subject of getting married, per
haps thinking that there was only one
girl in the world, not considering the
fact that there will be thousands of
them for years to come. He is only
a little past sixteen, but in getting a
license signed an aftldavit that he was
A day or two before he was ar
rested for getting a couple cans of lard,
for use in his bakery, on false pre
tenses, but this difficulty was settled
up by his mother and he was released.
A few days previous he purchased a
fine suit of clothes of a Greenville
dealer "on tick," but not playing
square with the dealer the clothees
were taken away from him. Eugene
couldn't get married without a new
suit, however, and the very night he
gave up the other apparcel, he slipped
into Abe Friedman's store here and
got another extensive one on approval,
agreeing to pay for it fn the morning.
Young Smith did not show up as he
ngreed to do, and Friedman, learning
of his other escapades, swore o it a
warrant before Justice Lapham for his
arrest. In the meantime Smith didn't
have money enough to pay his bill
at Hotel Belding and borrowed a five,
saying he was closing a business deal
deal in the hotel and lacked that
amount, agreeing to pay it back as
soon as he could go home. He didn't
make good. While the ofllcers were
looking for him, he and his intended
sat cooing in the Hotel Jiricker parlors.
Finally he ventured out about six
o'clock and ofllcer Bush put the heavy
hand of the law on him. The man
of whom he borrowed the 15 hap
pened along just at that moment and
made him disgorge, getting back f.'i.
He was wearing the suit he got of
Friedman, but at Bush's suggestion
donned his old ones again.
The wedding party was broken up.
Smith said he had secured a good job '
in an Illinois town, and
All Arrangements jure Completed
for the Big Banquet
Everything is ready for the eleventh
was going annual banquet of the Gridley Repub-
there to be married and settle down.
He remained in the city cooler all
night, and Friday morning Justice
Lapham referred his case to the Juv
enile court in Ionia. He was remanded
to the county jail to await further
On Tuesday he appeared in circuit
court and pleaded guilty to perjury
and was senteneed to the state house
of correction for from one to fifteen
years, Willi a recommendation oi one
Old Fashioned Sunday School Social
An old fashioned Sunday School
social has been planned for by the
committee of the Congregational Sun
day School to be held in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Menkee on
Tuesday evening, Feb. 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Menkee have kindly
opened their house for the purjwse, and
it is anticipated that a very large gather
ing will be present as each scholar,
ofllcer and teacher, has beengranled the
privilege of inviting one friend. Games
of the old sort such as "King around
Rosy," "The needles eye that doth
supply, the thread that runs so truly,"
"King William was King James son,"
"Spat em out," "Uoll the plalter" and
"Happy is the miller that lives by the
mill." will be sinicial features of the
occassion. Keiresnments will be served
and a general good time is anticiiated,
which is being looked forward to by the
young people and old folks also with
much pleasure. The Sunday School is
taking on new life and the social feature
is a stepping stone to Rally day which
will occur later. A social fee of ten
cents will be charged.
Highly Profitable Investment.
We direct sjjecial attention to the ad
vertisement of the Demotcar Company
elsewhere in this issue, ollering auto
mobile factory shares (par value $10) at
fS up to Feb. 1. The wonderful growth
of the automobile industry is a guaranty
of the handsome profits allbrtled share
holders therein. Mr. Louis F. Newman,
511 Moffat Building, Detroit, will be
pleased to give any futher information
Mrs Bert Rowley was an lonir visit
Great Commander, Geo S. Lovelace
of the K. O. T. M. M. w ill pay anoflic-
lal visit to the Maccabees of Ionia
County, Thursday evening February 3,
at Ionia, to which every Sir Knight in
the county is invited. Wabasis Tent
will entertain in its new hall, a fine
time is assured. It is hoied a large
number from Belding and vicinity will
II. J. LEONARD, Pres.
A. X. BELDING, V. Pres.
It is our purpose to handle any business entrusted
to us in such a fair and liberal manner as to make
the customer's relation
with this bank satis
factory and profitable.
Aside from the excel
lent facilities afforded,
this bank has the advantage of having some of the
best men in the country back of it.
The Belding Savings Bank
W. a LAMHERTSON, Cashier
lican Club of Ionia county, to be held
at the State armory in Ionia, Friday
evening, January 28. The presence of
Gov. Curtis Guild, Jr., of Massachus
etts; Congressman Charles E. Pickett,
of Iowa, and Congressman Diekema,
of Michigan, who will act as toast
master, assures the best program in
the history of te club. The four
candidates for governor Osborn, Mont
gomery, Musselman and Kelley, will
be there, and Harold Jarvis, of De
troit, a noted, tenor, will sing three
numbers, "My Own United States,"
"The Stein Song" and "My Ain Folk."
Prof. Eugene Smith's orchestra will
play during the banquet.
Arrangements have been made to
serve the banquet about 6:30 o'clock,
which will give the guests ample time
to hear the speaking and get home at
a seasonable hour." A special train
will return to Belding after the ban
quet. Take the regular train to Ionia,
leaving here at 4:10 p. in..
I here should le a large number
going rrotn this vicinity to enjoy the
Celebrated the Birthday Anni
versary of Robert Burns
A VERY FINE BANQUET
Club Will Study Scotland this Year-
Speakers were in Costume Ellis
Ranney'was Toast master
New Parsonage Ordained Hold Re
ception Former Pastors and
ine Methodist iopIe, and partic
ularly Rev. G. W. Maxwell and
family, are exceedingly happy over
the completion of their new parson
sonage, and Hie family moved into it
two or three weeks ago, and a recejv
tion was held Wednesday, at which
very many took occasion to call and
enjoy a short visit and meet the
pastor and family in the new home,
ami also Hev. O. A. Carman, of Grand
Rapids, Rev. J. W. Sheehan ami wife
of Hastings, and Dr. I. S. Morris and
wife, of Detroit, all of whom have
played a prominent part in the church
building and later the parsonage.
Mrs. Glenn Wortley, Miss Beth Bar-
nurd and Fleda W alker irave instru
mental music during the reception,
and the refreshment table was presided
over by Mrs. M. E. Peck, Mrs. F. C.
Janes, Mrs. Frank Hudson and Miss
Ida Sayles. The house is finished in
oak and southern pine, the decorations
t the church Thursday evening
there was a good audience. Rev.
Button, Greenville, gave the sermon
and Dr. I. S. Morris also made a line
address. The parsonage was formally
presented to the church by Willis G.
Litle, president of the board, in appro
Besides music the male quartet,
Messrs. J. T. Patterson, Fred Boyer,
G. W. Max well and C. N. Hoyt, ren
Can't Drop In Pennies
"Estimates made by the oflicial of the
yost ofnee department indicate that
approximately 300.000.000 one-cent
pieces annually are taken by the rural
letter carriers from letter boxes for thb
payment of ostage on mail matter
Complaints against the practice have
become so w ide spread that th e - iost
office department issued instruction to
all post masters at rural delivery offices
that after the 15th the practice would be
discontued. Tne department it is expla
ined has been forced to adopt this meas
ure on account of the delays in the col
lection and delivery of mail.
At the Congregational Church
At the Congregational church Sun
day morning there will be imiiorU.it
special services and business in con
nection with it and a general invita
tion is extended to all.
The music and choir will be under
direction of Mrs. Fred F. Ireland, who
has returned from the east. Mrs. J.
II. Armstrong will sing a solo.
Sermon by the pastor. Sunday
school at 1U1" a. m. Song, praise and
evangelistic service in the evening.
Fine 15-cent Supper
The ladies of the Congregational
ehurch will serve their regular supper
Saturday of the week in the church
dining-room from 5 to 8 o'clock. A
fine menu is in preparation, with veal
pie as one of the substantial. Don't
The ladies aid society of the M. E.
church will serve another of those great
15 cent suppers, on Saturday evening
Feb. 6. The menu includes mashed po
tatoes, Boh ton baked Ijeans, roast beef
and brown gravy, whit nnd brown
bread and dressing. Everybody in
vited. 5 to 8 o'clock.
The Ladies Literary Exchange Club
held its lifteenth annual banquet Tues
day evening in Millard's amusement
hall, the use of which was kindly do
nated to the club by Mrs. Millard and
is an ideal place for such a gathering.
It being the one hundred and lifty-Jirst
Janni versary of the birth of Robert
Burn?, a most delight Scottish evening
was carried out The (club study for
the year was Scotland and the entire
evening's entertainment was suggestive
of the land of the Heather. Sixty two
guests were seated at the- tables which
were beautiful in a decoration of red
roses and smilax. The place cards were
especially attractive with thistles done
in black and white. The banquet w hich
was served by eight young ladies was
in every way enjoyable. Rev. Edrie
Collins, pastor of the Congregational
church, was called uikmi to pronounce
the invocation. When full justice had
been done to the good things provided
by the ladies a splendid program of
toasts was ready for the delight of the
banqueters. E. W. Kanney of Greenville,
officiated as toast master in his usual
happy manner and the array of notables
which he introduced were such an in
spiration that he out did bii.wlf, 11,
J. Leonard responded lo ,4e Lasses
in the character ot Robert Burn and re
cited to the delight of all "The Colter s
Saturday night." Mr. Leonard looked
like Burns, acted like Burns and talk
ed like Burns. "The 1 addies" by Mrs.
F. C. Janes as Mary Queen of Scots;
Robbie Burns" by F.C.J anes as Walter
Scott; "England's Scotch Subjects" by
Mrs. Carrie Tallmaii Wilson as Queen
Elizabeth; and "American Scots" by
Rev. Jackson as Shakesieare were each
and every one decidedly unique, the
several participants being dressed to
accurately represent the characters they
were iort raying. Mrs. J. E. Ferguson
and Miss Herrick as a Highland laddie
and his lassie with their Scotch songs,
added much to the enjoyment of the
evening. At the close of the toast pro
gram a series of tableaux were given
by the distinguished guests. The sing
ing by all of "Auld Lang Syne" closed
what to all was a most delightful even
AMUS K M K N T S
The Dunbar Company, Male Quartet
and Bell Ringers are past "promoting."
Their history is their strongest endorse
ment. They have given nearly two
thousand concerts on tours carrying
them more than three hundred thous
and miles, far enough to encircle the
globe twelve times, to every part of the
Unioiv, Canada, Great Britain and the
continent, and everywhere great au
diences have been charmed with their
programs. At M. E. Church Wednes
day night, Feb. I'nd. The Saginaw
(Mich.) Courier Herald, says the pro
gram was so v aried there was something
to delig'. every one The Ix'.l music
was the finest ever heard in Saginaw
and the "oiwra" was a great hit.
MRS. ALVIRA WALLACE
Another Old Resident Passed Away
Mrs. Alvira Wallace, widow of the
late Nathaniel Wallace, died Thurs
day, January 20, at the age of 7J
years. She had been aHlictejl with
rheumatism for many years, being a
great suflerer at times, but always
bore her burden in a patient, cheerful
MrsWallace was born March 1(5,
18.'i, in the vicinity of Montreal,
Canada. On July 4, 1853, she was
married to Nathaniel Wallace" with
whom she lived until his death No
vember 5, 1901.
In 185(5 they moved to Asiiley, Mich.,
where for 32 years the busy life on
the farm held sway. Later they came
to Cook Corners, where Mr. Wallace
was ostmaster for a couple of years,
moving from there to Belding.
For more than twenty years, Mrs.
Wallace lived at her late residence,
and though sorely alllicted yet by her
patience and sunny disposition was a
means of grace and helpfulness to the
many who frequently called upon her.
She will be missed by a large circle
The funeral service was held Sunday
afternoon in the First Baptist church.
Her beloved pastor Rev. F. B. Irving
officiated and read the 00th Psalms.
taking his text from the ll'th verse,
"So teach us to number our days that
we may apply our hearts unto wis
dom." Her favorite hymns were sum?
by the choir.
Mr. Irving gave a very fine dis
course from the text, dwelling upon
the thought of immortality, of the
large meaning of numbering our days
in the way of righteous living, of the
heroes and heroines the Christian life
develops, and the beautiful life beyond
when death overtakes us.
The remains were taken to the
shley cemetery for interment. She
leaves an own sister. Mrs. Amelia
Hess, of Bufl'alo, N. V., and two
half sisters, Mrs. Emma. Benjamin
and Mrs. llanrnih Richards, of Sug
inaw oounty, 'the two latter I
;tnli at the -furoril. Mrs. ijrin
Purdy is a niece. Mr. and Mrs. J7hn
York, of Orleans, and George Punly
and wife, of Greenville, were also in
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W. I. BENEDICT, Corner Drug Store
I have sonic beautiful pieces of china
that I am closing out at a great reduc-
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turn. A personal visit to my store is re- g
qui red to see the goods and appreciate
the extra values.
Mr. and Mrs. George Newington of
Lowell were overSunday guests of Mrs.
New ington's parents.
Robert F. Joiner and wife of Howell,
were guests of their relatives in the city
over Sunday, this is their first visit
since the! r marriage at her mothers M rs.
Addie Whitford, six weeks ago, and
their many friends were pleased to
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HPHE SECRET OF BURNING "
IT EAP up the lire box with coke and keep it burning slowly. Remember that a large body or coke
J burning slow ly is most economical and gives uniform heat. To check tire in mild weather or at
night, leave firing door open or cover lire with ashes. Shake grates very little as coke burns to a pow
der and falls through grates of its own accord. Coke makes a hotter lire than hard coal and does not
clinker nor burn out grates. For use in range or other small lire box, coke should be broken up to
about chestnut size and the firebox kept at least two-thirds full.
Gas Coke $5.50 Per Ton
BELDING GAS WORKS,
Olenn Sizby, of Detroit, was a guest
of Relding friends over Sunday.
The Ionia county farmer's institute
will be held in the Armory at Ionia
February, 1st, I'nd and ."rd, under
directions of A. L. Rcnedict of Orleans,
the president. A line program is
arranged for every session, every farmer
should attend the meetings.
Richard A. Iiongstreet, of Eureka,
who was in the city last week, predicts
an ev en steady winter, he says he has a
sign that never fails as a winter in-
dicator, and it is this, when ever he kills;
hogs he notices the melts, if they are j
long and even it is a sign of an even J
steady winter, if they are thick and 1
bunchy at the end toward the animals
head with an even tailoring oir,the fore
purt of the winter will Ik; a hard one,
if the melt is thick and bunchy at the
end toward the tail the latter nart of
the winter will be rough, if the middle
of the melt is bunchy and tapering both
ways look out for an old snorter all the
IL. Go Lloyd
is now offering every Ladie's and Misses Coat, Suit, or
Dress in the store, all this season's most popular styles, at a
trife more than
Think of it! more than two months of winter weather a
head, to say nothing of the desirability of many of these
garments for wear all through the spring season, and every
one Fashions Cleaverst Creations, now being sold asfollotrs:
All Coats, Suits and Princess
Dresses formerly sold at $10.00
and $12.50 your choice now
$15.00 to $18.50 values now - $10.00
$19.50 to $23.00 values now - 13.50
$25.00 to $35.00 values now - 15.00
Call and see these garments, try on a few and you are sure
to decide that it will pay you to invest
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