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BELDING . ONE DOLL A II PER YEAH Published every Thursday at Belding (Ionia County) Mich., by IKE BANNER PUBLISHING CO e. B. LAPHAM, Editor to Aivrtihlnir ifatea umm application. Hill oUccUd monthly. Cards of Thanks, 25c 60c. Ut'solutionH from 60c up. Knti ri d at ihe I'oatofflce, Ueldlnp, Mlchlpai lor transmission through the Mails as Sec onct -class .vlattti William J. Bryan's statement that lie would not become a candidate for United States senator In Nebraska be cause of the fact that that would ham per him in his light against the saloon interests of that state may not be read ily understood by those who are afraid to take any position on the saloon ques tion for fear it will injure their 'politi cal or their business Interests. But Mr. Bryan fully understands saloon tactics and saloon iolitics, and the position he takes is thoroughly credit able to his courage and to his sincerity in oniKJsition to the liquor traillc. And more and more is the threat of the saloon, to put an end to the iolitical existence of all who dare to ojenly op pose it, being fully accepted by the bravest and best men of all political parties and of varying religious creeds Bekh and alcoholic spirits of all kinds do more to encourage the devel opment of tulcrculosis and lead to more deaths from consumption than any other single known cause.' This statement is made by Dr. Jaques Bert illion, the well-known French physi cian and author of the finger-print system of police records. Dr. Bertillion bases his statements on ollicial statis tics taken from records in France and England and other countries. It is alcoholism of the kind induced by con stant consumption of quantities of beer ami spirits that must first be eflective, ly fought if tuberculosis is ever to be stamped out, says the French expert The census reports are already prov ing a disappointment as regards the rural population in some of the counties of the middle west. There is an actual decrease in jwpulation, due, in large measure, to the increased size of farms. This necessarily means fewer families, and that is in every way a misfortune The trechold farmer is, more perhaib than any other person, the backbone of the community, and any decrease in this class cannot fail to be injurious to the best Interests of the country. Uathcr should there be more and smaller farms more thoroughly cultivated and form ing the liappy homes of sturdy, in- deivndent freeholders. Sknatou Will Bradley of Greenville is likely to have opposition in his re turn to the upper house this fall. Her bert E. Powell of Ionia, it is said, ex pects to contest the nomination with Bradley although Bradley has served but one term. For years it was the custom for Ionia and Montcalm to alternately hold the honor, but in the last eight years Ionia has held it three times and Montcalm but two. Two years ago Ionia did not support Brad ley for the nomination and it seems apparent the old feeling will not die and Ionia will attempt to beat him to it this year. Talk about a newspaper having a pnblic duty to jerform, and an editor having to labor for his principles, is cheap when others stand back and while extending a lukewarm neutrality with one hand, are filling their pocket with the other hand as a result of the editor's labor for his principles, which they admire but do not support. Thk north side failed by a few votes In landing their man for school trustee but they are not discouraged and take the matter philosophically. Trustee Frank II. Hudson, who moved out of the ward, tells them to get in line next year and put one in his place, as he will not be a candidate. 1 Real Estate For Sale If you are not paying" for a home nor do not own one you are not getting1 the full value of life. You should know the joy of owning your own home, Let us tell you how to get in line on a pro position. You h a d better be paying install ments on a home than to be paying rent. We have some good properties in all parts of the city ranging in price from $750 to $3300 uflGfJEn c son A SQUARE DEAL. Osborn's Record, Life and Aots Dear the Light The Dally Herald-Leader, of Me nominee, makes the following Inter esting comment on the gubernatorial situation: Depending upon Ignorance and prejudice, an effort Is being made up on the part, of those newspapers which are supporting Lieutenant Gov ernor Kelley to injure the guberna torial candidacy of Chase S. Osborn because of his residence, north of the Straits of Maclnaw. The success of this move depends upon two things, first, popular Ignorance of upper pen insula geography, and second, lack of acquaintance with Mr. Osborn and his record. Doth these occasions for opposition to Osborn will have dls appeared before this campaign is over. Chippewa county. Chase Osborn'a home, la an agricultural county. It has a larger acreage of arable soil than any county in tho state save one. It Is removed from the nearest mine by over two hundred miles. It Is as reasonable to say that the peo ple of Berrien county In southwest ern Michigan would be gorerned by Influences ..which directly affected the city of Detroit as to say that a rest dent of Chippewa county was gov erned by what affected conditions on the iron or copper ranges. Chippewa county is not only wholly an agricul tural county, but Its population is largely rural. There are two men en gaged In agricultural pursuits to one engaged In any other line of busi ness. There are more granges in Chippewa cou'nty than In many coun ties below the straits. So much for argument that mining influence con trols In Chase Osborn'a home. As to Mr. Osborn personally, he owns not a dollar's interest in a mine in the state of Michigan and while If elected governor, he will Insist upon square treatment for mining inter ests, he will Insist upon this with no greater vigor than he will upon square treatment for the farmer in Clinton county, or the manufacturer In Detroit or Grand Rapids. Now as to Mr. Osborn's record The greatest and most significant fight ever made In Michigan for equal taxation was that led by the late Gov ernor Hazen 8. Plngree. It was be cause of Plngree's efforts that the system of specific taxation, eo pro lific of abuse, was given its quietus In Michigan and the ad valorem sys tern put into general use. Where was Chase Osborn In that flghtT At that time Chase Osborn owned and published a newspaper, the Soo News. The News was the first pa per In the etate to come out for Hazen 8. Plngree for governor. It announced his candidacy. Chase Os born led the fight for Plngree in the upper peninsula. Chippewa county sent .a representative to the Ieglsla ture pledged to the Plngree taxa tion Ideas. It was the bill intro duced by Chippewa county's repre sentative, William Chandler, that finally became a law, putting the light for Plngree in the upper pen Insula. Chippewa county sent a representative to the legislature pledged to the Plngree taxation Ideas. It was the bill Introduced by Chip pewa county's representative, William. Chandler, that finally became a law, putting the railroads upon an ad valorem basis. In that fight, the mining corporations of upper Michi gan were unfriendly to the Plngree proposals and opposed the Plngree candidacy. After Plngree became governor, he called Chase Osborn to Lansing as his railroad commissioner, thus giv ing him the best and most powerful place in his official family. Am rail road commissioner, Chase Osborn served the state and his chief with courage and vigor. His administra tion of the office was such as to command Governor . Plngree's warm and often-expressed approval. Inasmuch as Chase Osborn will in vade every county In the state before this campaign is done and inasmuch aa his record Is dally becoming more widely known, this campaign against him will fall of Its purpose com pletely. For the people when they see and hear Osborn will instinct ively recognize him for what he Is, a man without sectional prejudice, a man who lovea and practices square- dealing and in whose hands the in terests of the whole state and all the people will be safe and secure. Sincerity Impresses. One of tho flrat (ona mnAa hv Mr. Osborn on his campaign tour through tne lower peninsula was at Presque He. H. H. Whlteler. editor of the News makes the following comment on Mr. Osborn's visit: Hon. Chase S. Osborn. candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor, stepped unostemtatiously from the train last Prldav nftprnonn and in his short stay of two hours naa won ine united friendship and support of our community. wniie his coming had been known only a. day ahead and suitable ar rangements for his receDtlon were impossible on such short notice, nev- ermeiess a considerable number greeted him and listened tn a fine address on good citizenship. Mr. Oe- Ks.. ... .. - . . . uuiu uh mai magnetic personality which enables him to rain tha favor of his audience and carry them with aim 10 ine ena. He impresses everyone with his square toed sincerity. He doea not mince matters. He define hi noil- tion on every question In such a way as loaves no doubt as to lust where he stands. He does not endeavor to give an answer that will please both aides. His brilliant Intellectual MJnnt-i"-' his literary and nnin.i..i .,iu , vmiuiltu BUIill I mark him at once as a gentleman ! who would give to the goernor'a chair , an atmosphere of culture which would be most fitting. The office would be an honor to the man and the man would bo an honor to the office. For Register of Deeds FRED PITT Fred Pitt of Orleans, was in the city one day last week and to a reporter of the Banner, stated that he was a can didate for County Register of Deeds. Mr. Pitt has been a resident of Orleans for many years and prominently iden tified with the public affairs of the county and a loyal supporter at all times of the republican party and its policies. He is.a successful farmer and his business ability and strict integrity is unquestioned. He has been called to represent the township on the board of Supervisors for a number of years. And four years ago the party elected him chairman of the county committee which position he has held with credit and honor. Mr. Pitt should be given the nomination for this ollice. At Wabasis Lake (has. Wise, who is acting as steward of the Wabasis club, is doing a big lot of improving at that famous club house this season. New paint has been used all about the grounds and the club house shines like the scintillating rays of a Koorinohr. The grove has been thoroughly raked and cleaned and a tine new gate has been installed and take it all in all, the place never looked as inviting as it does today. Mr. Wise is evidently the right man in the right place. Lame shoulder is almost invariably caused by rheumatism of the muscles and yields quickly to the free applica tion ol unaniDerlain's Liniment. This liniment is not only prompt and effect ual, but in no way disagreeable to use. Sold by all dealers. Had Appendicitis Louise, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I). Ballou, was stricken the first of the week with an attack of apixjndicitis. The attending physician failed to get it under control and found it necessary for an operation. Dr. Smith of Butterworth hospital, Grand Rapids, was called and made a hurried trip here in his auto and operated on the little sufferer Tuesday night She passed through the operation success fully and it is now hoped that she will recover. A trained nurse from Grand Hapids is looking after her. Before the Court Alvin Bush and Mrs. Henry Spencer were brought into Justice Lapham's court Wednesday on a charge of ab ducting the Bush girl, by Deputy Sher iff Webster, and the case was contin ued for investigation. It is claimed they took the child out of charity and sympathy and to get her out of sur roundings and environments that are very bad indeed. It is said the child is about half starved most of the time and is cuffed around so much that she is now quite deaf from the beatings. Mrs. Spencer says she is willing to care for her and is unwilling that she should go back to her parents. The county agent and prosecuting attorney have been notified. Teething children have more or less diarrhoea, which can be controlled by giving Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and' Diarrhoea Itemedy. All that is necessary is to give the prescribed dose after each operation of the bowels more than natural and then castor oil to cleanse the system. It is safe and sure. soiu ny an ueaiers. ft ? Wants Business Chances For Sale Late cabbage plants at 25c a hundred or loc for fifty. W. B. Travis, i'lione iyo-i:r. For Sale House and lot on South Pearl street, 10 rooms, gas, electric light, city water and sewer connection. Kasy terms, inquire at tins otiice. Gentleman Boarders Wanted At 314 Lewis street, north side, 1st block westof Bridge street Mary Sears. 6w2 MOSS ROSE, Sweetest and Best Our Moss Rose Flour has many satisfied users you should be one of them. In addition to furnishing you the best Hour on the market we are going to give you an opportunity to secure some handsome and useful silverware for your table at wholesale prices. Commencing Saturday, May 21st each 25 lb. sack of MOSS ROSE Flour will contain one certificate, and each 50 lb. sack two certificates. Follow the instructions printed on each certificate and you will be de lighted with the quality of spoon received. Upon receipt of your first letter the Manufactures Advertising Co. will mail you a list of articles you may receive for certificates, in place of the spoons should you prefer them. Pocahontas and Wash Nut Coal and Dry Wood for Cook Stoves. Hydrated Lime for Spraying, Wood Fibre Plaster and Cement (.4 Get our prices before placing orders. UPTOWN OFFICE FIRST DOOR NORTH OF SAN DELL'S BANK. Massllorf, Washed Nut Clean and Free Burning j E. Chappie & Company I Fare Gireeim Potato bug's are husy these days get alter them by the only save way, the Paris Green way. I will sell you Paris Green in 10 pound lots at 21 . cents per pound Mason fruit jars pints 45c, quarts 55c, 2 quarts 65c W. D. Reynolds, J Orleans, Mich. K We Insure Our Goods With OSBORN & MUDGETT DO YOU? WHY NOT? Their Insurance is good and their rates are right. A call at their office will convince you. TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT Of the Belding Building and Loan Association For the Year Ending June 30th, 1910 RECEIPTS Cash on hand June 30th, 1910 .... $11,000 00 From Installments 19,121 60 From Interest 0,378 31 From Premiums 1,501 82 From Fines 69 63 From Membership Fees and Pass Books 291 CO From Loans Repaid.... 31,403 58 From Rents ..... 21 25 From Insurance and Taxes repaid 100 73 From Bank Interest 228 89 From Transfers and Withdrawal Fees 19 55 From Land Contracts 188 52 DISBURSEMENTS Paid for Matured Shares f 11,580 00 Paid for Matured Profits 7,511 00 Paid for Loans 34,700 72 Paid for Installments withdrawn 5,715 50 Paid for Interest on withdrawals 1,195 73 Paid for General Expenses 1,383 58 Paid fo Taxss and Insur. for borrowers 60 18 Paid for Int, on advance installments 9 42 Paid for Loan Association Books 41 50 Paid for Real Estate 991 21 Cash on hand June 30th, 1910 4,738 51 170,930 38 170,930 38 ASSETS, JUNE 30th, 1910 Cash on hand '$ 4,738 51 Real Estate mortgage loans 97,405 00 Stock loans 18,899 43 Land contracts 1,513 02 Real estate 1,031 21 Ofllce furniture and safe 163 00 Taxes and Ins. due from borrowers.. 170 22 Delinquent dues 2,120 50 Delinquent interest and premiums ... 1,798 65 v $127,839 67 TOTAL RECEIPTS Since organization July 1, 1889, to July 1, 1910 From installments $220,279 50 From interest - 63,199 64 From premiums 22,267 78 From fines 635 38 From transfers... 78 30 From membership fee and pass books 3,916 52 From interest on bank deposits 699 61 From rents .. 1,588 90 From land contracts ... 29,423 90 From real estate . .; 35,291 84 From loans repaid. ... 210,717 58 - From taxes and insurance 2,690 51 From sale of safe 65 00 $590,854 30 LIABILITIES, JUNE JiOth, 1910 Capital dues credited stockholders.... $ 90,554 50 Undivided profits .. 30,504 00 Contingent or Reserve fund 2,801 92 Contingent Capital Dues 2,120 50 Contingent Interest and Premiums 1,798,65 $127,839 57 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS Since organizations July 1, 1889 to July 1, 1910 Paid for Matured Shares $19,000 75 Paid for Matured Profits .. 29,939 25 Paid for Installments withdrawn 86,064 25 Paid for Interest on withdrawals 13,869 08 Paid for General Expenses 18,038 40 Paid for in. on advance installments 237 42 Paid for Bank Interest 2,060 76 Paid for Taxes and Insurance .. 2,800 73 Paid for Land Contracts 30,936 92 Paid for Loans 327,022 01 Paid for Real Estate . 80,993 93 Paid for Ofllce Furniture and Safe .-. 315 00 Paid for Books and Stationery Ill 35 Cash on hand, June 30, 1910 4,738 51 $590,854 36 21st ANNUAL SHARE STATEMENT JULY 1st, 1910 S. Si: u Date of Issue. So, 5. Em . V, in. nirt on 2.h Su'j t J MEm SXiTj . tft Ji & &J5 21 Sept 1, 1899. 131 31 (.5 00 f 32 94 'J7 94 f97 94 21 22 Dec. 1. 1899.. 42 12 f3 60 31 44 94 94 94 94 22 23 March 1. 1900 6H 20 62 00 29 99 91 99 91 99 23 24 June I. 19O0. 35 20 CO Go 28 54 89 Ol 89 04 24 25 Sept 1, 19O0. 64 20 59 00 27 14 86 14 80 14 25 26 Dec. 1. 1900.. 64 67 6m 25 78 83 28 83 28 26 27 March 1,1901 69 30 66 Oo 24 45 80 48 ho 48 27 28 June 1, 1901 45 25 64 60 23 16 77 66 77 60 28 29 Sept 1. 1901. 49 31 63 21 90 74 9 73 80 29 30 Dec 1, 1901.. 72 27 61 60 20 68 72 18 70 12 30 31 March 1. 1902 47 25 60 00 19 49 6949 67 54 31 32 June 1, 1902. 101 42 48 5) 18 34 66' 84 65 Ol 32 83 Sept. 1, 1902. 40 5 47 OO 17 23 64 23 62 51 33 84 Dec. 1. 1902.. SO 45 45 60 16 14 61 64 60 03 34 35 March 1, 1903 87 10 44 OO 15 09 69 09 66 09 35 86 June 1, 1903. 81 36 42 60 14 08 .66 68 53 78 36 37 Sept 1, 1903. 41 38 41 00 13 11 64 11 51 49 37 38 Dec 1. 1903.. 22 7 39 60 12 17 61 67 49 25 38 39 March 1, 1904 45 20 38 OO 11 26 49 26 45 90 39 40 June 1 1904. 62 37 30 60 10 SQ 46 89 43 80 40 41 sept 1, 1904.. 98 78 35 OO 9 65 44 65 41 70 41 42 Dec. 1, 1904.. 38 3 33 60 H 75 42 25 39 64 42 43 Mar. 1 1905.. 30 19 32 00 7 98 39 98 36 82 43 44 June 1. 1905 45 2t 30 60 7 25 37 76 34 87 44 45 Sept 1, 1905.. 65 23 29 00 6 66 35 56 32 90 45 46 Dec 1, 1905.. 27 12 27 6) 6 00 33 40 31 06 46 47 March 1, 1906 128 32 26 00 6 27 31 27 28 64 47 48 June 1, 1900. 71 50 24 6o 4 68 29 18 26 84 48 49 Sept. 1, 1906 82 41 23 00 4 12 27 12 25 00 49 60 Dec. 1. 1906. 43 20 21 60 3 60 25 10 23 30 60 61 March 1. 1907 95 40 20 00 3 12 23 12 21 25 61 62 June 1. 1907 83 68 18 60 2 67 21 17 19 56 52 63 Sept 1,1907.. 33 18 17 OO 2 25 19 25 17 90 53 64 Dec. I, 1907.. 42 61 15 GO 1 87 17 37 16 4 54 65 March 1,1908 87 44 14 00 1 53 14 63 14 62 55 66 June 1, 1908 62 63 12 60 1 22 13 72 12 99 50 67 Sept. 1.1908.. 93 43 11 OO 94 11 94 11 37 67 68 Dec 1.1908.. 105 33 9 60 70 10 20 9 7868 69 March 1, 1UJ9.. 165 67 8 OO 60 8 60 8 20 69 60 June 1. 1903.. 128 88 6 50 83 6 83 0 03 60 61 pt.l 1909 160 95 5 OO 19 5 19 6 07 61 62 Dc 1. 1909 150 3q 3 60 9 3 59 3 54 62 63 Jan. 1. 1910 105 31 3 00 7 3 07 3 03 63 64 April 1. 1910 187 112 1 60 l 50 r,o 64 Totals 3523 15M Series No. 1- to 20 inclusive, matured and paid. ADAM WAGNER, Sec'y For Itant Two front rooms in the Holmes A Holmes block. Inquire of Mrs. L. L. Holmes. Yard Man Wanted At once, yard man for Ho tel Belding. Inquire at hotel. For sale or rentr-9 room house and barn. 309 Ham brook St. 5-w2 Mrs. M. B. Wetmore Poultry Wanted delivered at the depot on Wednesday, July 27. Phone Na 125 11-2. II. Uurrie. To Rent Seven room house, corner Ann and James St- Inquire of C. G. Ash by. , 4tf For Sale 2 fifteen inch cone pulleys and two small wooden pulleys. Inquire at Banner ofllce. For Rent Good 9-room house and barn, fine location, lights, gas and wa ter; without barn if desired. 2tf M. A. Chapman. For Sale Good wood for $1.50 and $1.75 per cord delivered. M. J. Prall. Phone Ai wens, jno. iuo. 4i'ir For Sale 0-room house, wood house, cellar, cistern, pump, small barn 16x20 strawberries and garden. Want $500 down. Call at Banner ofllce. Anvbodv wishing to buv corn fodder or hay call on N. P. Warner, phone iaxwi-iB, xeiuing. 111 Rooms to Rent I. L. Hubbell, phone 202. Wanted Machine men for Tenon Crawford Chair company, Grand Ledge, Mien. . I have two paying propositions for sale, part or whole, the right for Ionia county. Investigate soon. Address T. A. L. care of The Perry, 36 Lagrave street, Grand Rapids, Mich. 6w2. The Home ol Quality Groceries AND BAKED GOODS , vr.r Our Whole Time And Attention Is Given to the the task of ap peasing the Public Appetite! How About Yours? TRY THESETHEY'LL PLEASE! BAKED GOODS. Veribcst Bread 6c reerlcRS Bread loc Boston Brown Bread 6c Maple NutCake ioc Angel Food Cake 15c Fried Cakes 12c Made in our own Shop. CHASE Ac SANBORN Brands Of Coffee. Seal Brand 3 Old Government 35c Special A 30c South Sea Blend 30c Circle Blend "Oc Try our Teas and Groceries FRANK H. HUDSON, GROCER and BAKER PKoim 22 223 W.Maln.