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EM BELDING, MICH., THURSDA. JULY 7, l!H. WHOLE NO. 1090 TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 5 BOY'S SUITS AT HALF PRICE AT SPECIAL SALE MEN'S OXFORDS AT TOT Of THE FOURTH A SANE ONE many of whom were lroin lidding. Belding as Usual Remained Quiet and Kept Cool ORLEANS CELEBRATED G. A. R. Boys Were Guests at Sunny side Farm Where Patriotism Overflowed The Fourth of July in Relding passed over quietly and in consequence it was in line w ith the new thought of a "sane Fourth." Many of our citizens re mained quietly at home, visited the nearby lake resorts or were guests of friends out of town. A few tire crack ers ushered in the day and an occasional Hag floated in the breeze. Relding hasn't had a public celebra tion in ten years, but that is-not saying that she couldn't go some if the Silk City should take a notion to do so next ear. Our neighboring village of ,4rleans, which is getting to the front in a com mercial way at a pretty lively rale, held a big celebration which drew an im mense crowd, one of the largest ever seen in that place. Ten big guns and the small boy with hi firecracker ushered in the day. The Hubbardston band with a contingent of seventeen pieces made music throughout the en tire day and there was dancing in the hall all the afternoon and evening. Orleans has a good kid ball team and in the forenoon the Sidney team was up against them in a hard fought game. Orleans, however, woit out .".to-. In the afternoon a lot of the business men thought they could down the Orleans kids very easily and take the conceit out of them, but it is said the kids put it all over them two to one in a game which created much amusement. .The business men laid it all to the umpire. The speaking was held in the town hall and Klvert Davis pulled the tail feathers all out of the eagle in an elo quent address and liurr Whipple also gave a fine oration. The foot races and other games were pulled ofl'on schedule time with "Stub" Holland the winner of honors in some of them. In the ladies' driving contest Ilattie Warner w as awarded lirst prize. Horribles apieared on the street and the parade occasioned much enthusi asm. It was a big day for Orleans and offered a good time for the large crowd, At Sunnyslde On invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Skellenger, the Fourth reception and picnic at Sunnyside for the 0. A. It. boys was a grand success, sixty-live being present. The dinner w as excel lent ami the tables groaned; so did the people. Wid Howe w ith his life ami Frank Davis with his drum reminded the old tKys of old times and the violin and organ also helped to while away the beautiful day. Maj. Chase brought a line graphophone and that was a pleasing feature. The place cards were hand made and presented to the W. It. C. by two very patriotic young ladies, the Misses Worden ami Miguel I A verse on each one was read by all ami found to be very amusing. The decora tions were Hags and while lillies. Reau tiful cupids adorned the mahogany table in honor of Maj. Chase and bride, a wedding cake being made for this occasion; it was a pyramid and when eaten with the ice cream was found to contain dainty earthen babes. Itev. I. S. Bussing in a sjeech caused all to laugh and rejoice that they were born in time to attend tliis glorious reception. J le gave a good talk wjlh lots of wit. James Avery was present with his camera ami all had photos taken in a group. Select reading was also on the program. The enthusiasm seemed to be contagious as the chimney caught tire and they had iireworks indeed, the blaze arising four feet high, but no harm was done. All left for home in the beautiful evening twilight rejoicing that the old boys luxH been able to be out once more and all realized that friendship is not a mere name. PORTLAND TOUCHED Clever Peddlers Sell Goods and Dupe Customers Nettej Bu at Home Two very clever salesmen visited the country around Portland last week, selling cloth for suits, but promised to leave town on Friday when Deputy Sheriff Sanburn demanded a look at their state license. They were not able to produce the paper and agreed to quit operations here if prosecution was stopied. The men sold cloth from samples and found many customers, who put up their notes for sums varying from $30 to $50. Cloth for a suit of clothes averaged about $12.50 and the contract note provided that the purchaser could have his measure taken at the hotel in Portland and that the suit would be made in Chicago "free of charge." It was stipulated, however, that a small charge would be made for the linings and trimmings, "not to exceed $0.50 for each suit." This w as the little joker that most of the purchasers failed to notice. They gave their notes before the goods were delivered and the salesman disposed of the pajier the same day it was given. It was ligured out that a suit would cost close to JiiO, which wouldn't be so cheap after all. In the few days the men were here they disused of several hundred dollars worth of goods. It pays liest to buy of home merchants. AN EXCITING FIRE Mr. and Mrs. Ed King Lost Their Home Sunday Last Sunday morning shortly before 10 o'clock the wild shrieking of the lire whistle told the story of a fire in the third ward. A hurried investigation revealed the fact that the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kd King wasin flames. Some time elapsed before the fire company got on the scene and the house was pretty badly burned before the water could reach it. The house belonged to O. F. Webster and was insured in the Wagner agency. The contents, which were practically all destroyed, were in sured in the Sandell agency. During the progress of the lire sev eral boxes f rille cartridges which Mr. King had in the house exploded one at a time and made a volley of shots like a small battle lield, carrying danger to all around, but fortunately no one was hit by the Hying balls. Mr. and Mrs. King were visiting in Muskegon when the lire occurred and there was no one at home but a lady boarder ami one of their boys. Just how the lire originated seems to tie a mystery, although it was thought at the time of the fire that it had been caused by the explosion of a gasoline stove. Miss Maggie Nash spent the fourth with her parents near Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Snyder of Ionia were Relding guests over the fourth. Herbert Godfrey was home from Flint over the fourth. He says Flint is a lively place. Grove Waldron and family of Grand Rapids were guests of his jieople, Mr. and Mrs. Hanley Waldron over the fourth. M. F. Reindict, who has been work ing in an automobile factory in Pontiac for the past three months, has moved to that city. !:. li. Laphatn and w ife and daugh ter, Helen visited his sister, Mrs. K. L. Piler at the old homestead in ltock ford, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wetmore of the north side will sell oil' their household goods and move to Mecosta Co., on a farm which they have rented. J. 11. Kssex is walking with a cane on account of strained muscles in the ! hip bone. He was lifting on a coai chute the other day and made a mis step. He at lirst thought it was thrown out of joint. 11. J. LKONAUD, Pres. A. N. RKLDING, V. Pres THE SAME C CONSIDERATION Tlie rhiUJ with Iht 'iiny shvIiiks bank. The small lxy with his small change, The lady with her pin money savings, The small man with his small roll. The big man with his big roll, The big man who applies for a big loan, The small man who applies for a small loan, The lady with her church subscription Ht, The small uoy w ith school entertainment tickets, The Hilll wHh snH-ty ciilerlaiiuiient tickets, are each accorded the same considerate attention and extended the most liberal treatment consistent with iflmd and profitable bankim. The Belding Savings Bank of Belding W. S. LAM IlF.lt LSON, Cashier Patriotic Windows. The Glorious Fourth has come and come and gone and its realities are on ly memories now. Some are memories of most joyous hours, w hile some are thoughts of deepest gloom. The day in Relding, while not partcularly celebrat ed, gave evidence of our citzens appre ciation of the birthday of Liberty. Few cities the size of Relding have as uj-to-date a lot of window dressers as does the Silk City, and their work was worthy of more than passing note but lack of time will allow us but a brief mention of them. Frank H. Hudson showed a figure in wax representing Betsy Itoss engaged in the manufacture of Old Glory. A couple of cards in the display conveyed the information that "Jietsy Hoss made the liest flag," "We make the Veribest bread." Flags and bunting completed the display. ' Peck, the Shoeman showed a line lot of shoes in a window in which an American eagle stood under a Hag drap ed bower suggestive of its native haunt. It was very attractive. Roth of K. C. Lloyds large display windows were tastily drajied in the national colors and massive firecrack ers interspersed among the latest things in seasonable goous carried oui me spirit of the day. Foster fe Ititlerilevoted their window w hich was gaily decked w ith the Stars ami St ri jies to a demonstration of the merits ot the "Free" sewing machine, the window lieing filled with them. At The Metropolian A.. Friedman displayed summer furnishings in a Hag festooned window. Jeuson & Wheeler's windows were replete with emblematic suggestions of thedav w ith Hags and large crackers in profusion intcrsiiersed with numerous bargain ollerings in (touch with gentle u (inians many needs. Ih Orlo Morse & Co's window a pat riotic display was made in touch w ith the spirit of the occasion while a card bore the inscription "Fnjoy a Sane 4th Ry Wearing Our Shoes." At The Hub the spirit of '76 was am- nlv exemplified by .stands of ancient muskets drajied with the Nations Flag and surrounded by seasonable sugges tions in men's s. miner ware. Benedict's corner window showed i patriotic color stand surrounding a red, white ami blue shie'd on which was embl .".zoned in gold the historical fig ures "70." Kodaks and cameras filled the i tnaining space. Tin Nation's Flag was also in evi dence in all parts of the city, and in the evening many private fireworks displays losed an idtal day. YOUNG WIFE CALLED Mrs. Wayne A. Keeney Passed Away Saturday Again the cold and relentless hand of death has visited this city and taken a loved one from the home and friends she loved so dearly. The white plague has added another to its long list of victims. On Saturday, July ii, Irene, the be loved wife of Wayne A. Keeney, who for some time past has been a great suHerer with tuberculosis, yielded up the light with the grim monster and crossed the dark valley of the shadow of death where suffering is no more. A ieculiarly sad feature of her death is the fact that she died on her liL'nd birthday. Irene was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max alser of this city ami was joined in marriage to Wayne Kee ney three yeurylvP. A little child two years of age is left to mourn the loss of its mother's love and the parents and husband have the sympathy of all. The funeral was held at the Catholic church at Miriam Tuesday, Itev. John M. Zindler olllciating, and the remains were laid to rest in the hallowed ground adjoining the church. IT'S A GOOD THING FIRST MEETING GREAT SUCCESS Union Five O'clock Service Well Attended Fine Pro. gram Carried Out. OPEN AIR WAS POPULAR HOTEL BELDING MAIN STREET A New Brownie Benedict's, Drug Store Heart of Belding Service Next Sunday Will He Good One "More Seating Capacity Required for Crowd. The lirst of the oien air union im-et-ings was held last Sunday evening at the band stand and the audience was so large that it taxed the seating capac ity provided and caused the ministers to remark that their faith in the num bers likely to attend was not strong enough. Promptly at live o'clock the meeting was called to order by Itev. Russing, and J. T. Patterson, leader of the song service announced the hymn "The Fight is on O Christian Soldier" which was sung with spirit. A numlter of other gospel hymns were sung. Orlo Morse presided at the organ and there was a large choir on the rostrum. Rev. I'drie Collins ollered prayer, the scripture was read by Rev. CJ. W. Maxwell and he also delivered a brief and ef lecti ve sermon. A ladies quar tette consisting of Mrs. Henry C. Friedly, Mrs. K. K. Hudson and the Misses Hook and Hopkins sang a beau tiful selection without organ accom paniment. The program and order of service at each meeting will lieu surprise audit is expected that the one to follow will be letter than the other. Arrange ments will Ih? made for increasing the seating capacity next Sunday and the invitation to attend the service is general. The collection amounted to 13.42. Card of Thanks We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly assisted by word and deed in making our sorrow lighter, during the hours of the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother. Wayne A. Keeney, Austin H. Keeney. From the Kodak City The No. 3 A Folding1 Pocket; the pic tures it makes are just the size of a post card. Price $10. Uses daylight loading Kodak Film Cartridges, Fine Lens, Auto matte Shutter, Automatic focusing" lock, reversible finder, two tripod sockets. Built on the Kodak plan good all the way through. BENEDICT'S, Drugs and Books h O Q POST OFFICE WILL BE HERE After July 15th, 1910 the NEW POST OFFICE will be Next Door West of Miller & Harris Furniture Co. Phone 350 Belding, Mich. Put Stop to Exhibiting Fight Pictures Demoralizing Declaring that Indejendenee day was dishonored by a brutal prize light, that the sense of the nation was out raged, but that this evil is nothing com pared to the harm which will Ik? done by allowing women and children to view the reproduction of the Jellries- Johnson light by moving pictures, William S. Shaw, general secretary of the United Society of Christian En deavor, in a formal statement tonight announced the beginning of a campaign against the exhibition of these pictures. Telegrams calling attention to the race riots which followed in the wake of the light were dispatched tonight to Theo dore Hoosevelt, Governor Hughes and Mavor William J. Uaynor of New York, asking their co-o juration in the movement for the suppression of the pictures. Mayor Fitzgerald of Roston will be seen tomorrow and asked to prevent the exhibition in Roston. Telegrams will, be sent to the gov ernors of all the states, making a simi lar request, in a day or two. The Congregational Sunday w III go to Raid win lake for a I July 19. school picnic Just a Reminder .: 1 . . ' ... it I have some very nice patterns in oin stock dinner ware. You can select what you want when you w ant it and sort up the pieces as you wish; I have live distinctive patterns. I have some exceptional values in Hawke's CUI GLASS; you are resectfu!ly requested to call and examine the aboe. A. B. HUL L, Jeweler and Optometrist. Tree i In the Shade of the Old Apple . 1 1 A. A t. ' on the pore hammock The best $3 rch, or in any shady spot-there's no comfort to equal the . We are showing the finest line ever shown in Belding. ft $3.50 Hammock ever shown in the city. X CONNELL'S DRUG STORE. Sunday School Picnic fl here will Lie a picnic at lialdwin Lake on Friday July irth, under the auspices of I he Methodist Sunday school. Let every inemlier and friend be present n.vxl Sunday to learn aliout it and get ready for a big time. Dr. Hook, Supt. Look Out For Siencer llros' great mid-summer clearingsale to begin Monday July 11th. Watch for hand bills and read them carefully. Spencer llros' There were plenty of fireworks at Walter Fisk's Monday night. All of his neighlors turned out to see the fun They listened to some line music on . Sneak Thief in Town Some time letween Saturday night and Tuesday morning a sneak thief en tered the otllce of Fred Purdy's elevator and stole between three and four dollars from a little box in which he kept the change use I in his business. An en trance was ellec ted through a window- in the basement, a considerable distance from the oltlce, and shows that w hoever performed the act was evidently ac quainted w ith the premises. Sunday morning a thief went into the home of Harley Wright and stole a pair of shoes from him. A Family Reunion Mrs. Melissa Cobb returned Tuesday from a few days' visit at the home of her son, Silas Hull, near Wabasis lake, where she attended a family reunion July 4. Among those present for the occasion were ' F.I ton Hull and family' of Lake City, Arthur Hoss and family ; of Harry ton, Arthur Hull and family' of Grand Rapids and George Hart of Keene. The friendship of old were July the Month of Bargains This is the month of all months for the woman looking for bargains. There are goods in all departments we are bound to clean out of the way without much regard to price. It will pay you to spend time to look around for the many special bargains. AT LLOYD the phonograph and also watched the Jig and clog dancing by J. C. Rradford renewed and many happy hours were and P. G. Wright spent in this joyous family reunion. i . r, vV: i 4'