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BEJLDINdl BANNER Sale on men's shoes and ox fords at TWENTY-THIRD YEAH. NO. 5 BKLDING, MICH., THUItH DAY. JULY (J, 1911. WHOLE NO. 1058 ELECTRIC STORM DID DAMAGE Barnes Struck And Burned Horse Killed Hay And Grain Destroyed MOST VIVID LIGHTNING Alfred Davis Suffers Second Loss By Storm Barn on Weeks Farm Hit and Contents Destroyed The torrid heat of the past week was broken last night by a terrific thunder and rain storm which although it wrought destruction and damage in many places it did a world of good to sutl'ering humanity and drying crops. No particular damage was done in the city, however, but several farm barns were struck and burned. Alfred Davis in G rattan seems to be having a run of hard luck as his new barn w hich had just been about com pleted from its destruction a few weeks ago by storm was again struck and burned to the ground, killing one horse and turning all his hay, excephabout six loads, together with some other contents of the building. A barn belonging to Ed Nash on the old Weeks farm received an electric bolt and it was soon burned despite the down pour of rain taking w ith it all the hay and other contents including a drill. The home of Charles Purdy was struck shivering a chimney and cutting queer freaks but fortunately none of the family were hurt. A large barn near Oakfield Center was also burned by the electric fluids capers but w e are unable to learn the name. Three tires are reported in the country east of the city and five west and north. A Lucky Woman The housewife who has a gas range or plate in her house these torrid days is a lucky woman. We have a lot of smy prthy for the woman who finds it neces sary to stand over a hot stove these terrible days, and we stand ready to make the burden lighter for her. All you have to do is to call us up and leave an order for Gas in the house and The Belding Gas Co. will do the rest. Cook with gas and be happy. Mr. and Mrs. William Malone went to Greenville, Monday, to snd the 4th with relatives. H. J. LEONARD. Pres. Begin To-day With $1 The Public Schools will educate Your Boy but his education is not complete without a fair knowledge of business. He can soon grasp the principles of or dinary business transactions by having an account with a bank. You can do your boy no greater service than in en couraging him to have a bank account with THIS bank. We say THIS bank because his business will be welcome here and his affairs will have our care ful and considerate attention at all times Belding Savings Bank of Belding LEONARD Y. BLUNT The Old Shoemaker Was Found Dead Saturday Morning in His Room Leonard Y. Blunt the aged shoe maker is dead, he had lived alone for the past seven or eight years in rooms over Brickers store opposite the, News Ortlces, Saturday morning about eleven o'clock, Frank J. Luick whose rooms are opposite of those occupied by the old man, noticing that he was not stir ring around as usual, opened the door of his room and discovered him lying on the floor so close to the door that it was necessary to crowd the body away from it before it could be opened. Mr. Luick immediatly notified E. B. Lapham justice of the Peace, who viewed the remains and made an in vestigation into the cause, of his death. The body was turned over to M. E. Peck who it appears had been selected by the old gentlemen to look after him in case of accident or death. Evidently he had attempted to empt3r the pan of water from his refregerator and fell with it in his hands. Dr. Stanton was called and pro nounced the cause as cerebral hemorhage He was fully dressed except his coat and in his pockets were found two certificates of deposit for $50. each and $31.40 in cash and a note for $500. given by M. E. Peck and F. W. Peck besides his silver wateh. The deceased came to Belding about 17 years ago and worked for some time in the shoe factory until it closed out. A few years later he was in hard luck and came near starving himself to death it is claimed and the city provid ed for him to the extent of twenty five or thirty dollars. About seven years ago Mr. Peck took an interest in him and gave him em ployment as his shoemaker he remain ed with him until he became unable to work. He was frugal, saved his money and insisted on reimbursing the city for what it had done for him when he was in need. He was very close mouthed in relation to his family his tory but confided in Mr. Peck and made his effects all over to him in case of his death, also assigned to him an insurance policy on his life which he carried for a small amount. He had one brother in Wooster Mass. whom Mr. Peck notified of his decease but for some reason he did not come. Brief funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Peck conducted by Itev. J. W. Sheehan of Hastings, Miss Gertie Peck presided at the piano and accompanied Fred A. Connell who sang a couple of solos. The Interment took place in the Otisco cemetry. The bearers were Frank J. Luick, red Underwood A. 11. Caldwell and Ed. Trail. Mrs. Bessie Evans, who has been pending a couple of months with her sister Mrs. OllieTaft, returned to her home at Grand Rapids, .Monday. A. N. BELDING, V. Pr. EDITOR WAS PLEASED To See A Copy of the Banner Volume One Number One George N. Foster brought into the Banner oftlce one day this week a copy of the first issue of the Belding Banner volume one number one, it was printed June 7th 1889, twenty two years ago it really looked like an old friend and brought back to the mind of ye Editor many pleasent memories of the advent and first few years of his business life in the silk city. Many changes have taken place since those days Belding had a popu lation of about 1500 then, one silk mill the Richardson was being operated with a couple of hundred hands and the Banner said another silk mill was in contemplation. The Belding Refrig erator factory was also one of the in dustries the Miller casket factory was in process of organization and the Knott, Rutan & Co., Flouring mills and elevator was doing buisness. In the local columns we find the fol lowing locals: The rear of the flat river log drive passed here last week. M. J. Tanner, Homer Angell and wife, C. G. O'Bryon and wife, E. E. Chappie and E. O. Mann went to De troit on the excursion Tuesday. C. E. Totten of Smyrna held ticket no 144 which drew the five dollar gold piece at Roells drawing. E. II. Wilson a substantial farmer south of the village has the honor of be ing the first subscriber to pay for the Banner. John Hinderson the barber in the basement of Hotel Belding has been fixing up in style. Geo. W. Moulton, Chas. Ryerson and Miss Sarah Wilbur attended the Chase-Evarts wedding in Greenville, Wednesday. Geo. Putnam has purchased a fine piano and placed it in his residence this week. Luther & Wilson purchased a fine span of iron grays at Hubbardston last week paying $500. for the team. H. 11. Belding of Chicago and A. N. Belding of Rockville will be in town next week to let the contract for the new silk factory. F. D. M. Davis prosecuting attorney of this county will orate at Lake Odessa. At the school meeting Tuesday even ing it was decided to build two new school houses one on the north side and the other near the union school to cost not to exceed $1000. A buisness mens ball club was or ganized Monday with W. P. Hether ington manager, Chas. Hills captain, W. R. Menkee secretary and treasursr, their object being exercise, sport and a fixed determination to do up the other clubs in town, the other members are R. A. Wilder, D. 11. Bricker, Chas. Ryerson, Frank Hauck, L. W. Holmes, Chas. Hoyt, H. J. Leonard, H. A. Lamb, L. B. Hall, Kim King, Chas. Gardner, Charley Gleason, S. H.Stone, J. M. Earle, A. L. Spencer, E. R. Spencer, G. W. Hauck, 11. P. McElroy, C. G. O'Bryon, C. M. Wise, W. II. In gersol, M. J. Tanner, Harry Connell, Mautfce Lightstone, M. Hasick, Ed. Trail and Ed. Whitford. H. M. Caukin of Greenville has made a survey and plat of Beldings second addition to the village 70 acres east of the refrigerator factory platted into 239 lots. Six months after the Banner was established the ottice was destroyed by tire and burned up the files. A. D. Lashell of Oakfield, Dead. A. D. Lashell of Oakfield, died Thursday night at midnight at Butter- worth hosipital in Grand Rapids, aged 50 years. Mr. Lashell had been ill for several months and on Wednesday he was removed to Butterworth hospi tal where an operation for cancer was performed Thursday. For ten years or more he has been clerk of Oakfield township and at the time of his death was township treasurer. He is sur vived by one son Thomas Lashell. The funeral services under the auspices. ot the masonic fraternity took place Saturday afternoon at the WhK Swan Baptist church. Make Her Burdens Lighter If there was a man in Belding who had to stand over a hot stove on any of these torrid days and cook and bake for his family, he would order Gas put in at once. Why not make your wife's burdens lighter by installing a gas range. The Belding Gas Co. stands ready to furnish the Gas and Range if you will fusnish the order for the same. Come in right away and let us reason together. On Thursday, July 13, Arcadian En campment I. O. O. F. will install their ofilcers. Refreshments will be served. All Patriarch's are requested to be SCHOOL MEETING Trustees to be Elected and Money to be Raised. The anual school meeting will be held Monday night at the high school building besides the rtgular routine buisness, two trustees are to be elected in place of Brinton F. Hall and Frank II. Hudson, whose terms expire. Mr. Hall it is understood is a can didate again for the place having con sented to stand for relection, he has made a good member on the board and there is no reason why he schould not be relectni to the oftlce again. Mr. Hudson does not care to take the office again although many friends would like to have him remain on the board and Dr. James II. Armstrong is being talked of as an available candidate, Mr. Armstrong resides in the 1st. ward where ait. Hudson formerly resided when elected and the people over there want representation on the board. Mr. Armstrong is well qualified for the place and if elected will make a a good member. The bonding prop osition to vote $7500. is for the purpose of the expense incurred In the heating, lighting and seating of the new build ing and must be taken care of at if once the bonds are not voted then the board will be obliged to spread the amount in direct taxes. The amount will have to be paid and it will be easier to have it spread out over a long time for pay ment. It is ho(ed there will be a good attendance at the meeting. Coupons Cqming Fast. I wish to thank the people of Belding and vicinity for the large number oj Piano Ooupons given to ine in the past few weeks, and afro for those that are coming in every day. I realize that in order to secure a piano I must have a big bunch of them and I want to ask all my friends to send me all they can during the few remaining days of this great contest. Coupons for me may be left at the Banner office, Peck's. Shoe store, Lamb Bros, grocery, or mailed to 321 Hanover street. All pull to gether and one of the pianos will surely be mine. Again thanking you for the help given lam Yours Truly, Lina May Bush. New Editor at Carson City II. E. Cowdin, formerly publisher of the Rock ford Register, has purchased the Gazette at Carson City of A. L. Bemis. Since selling the Register to H. A. Van Antwerp last September Mr. Cowdin has been connected most of the time with the Nashville News, and again enters the newspaper field in Montcalm county. Air. Bemis was com lulled to sell on account of his health. He has been owner of the Ga zette for twenty-one years. Mr. Cowdin is a brother of Charles R. Cowdin for merly connectedwith the Banner, and we extend our hand, hoping thai great success may come to the new owner. Local News Ferry Clock went to Gowan, for a short visit with his sister. Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Snyder were over Sunday guests of Belding friends. Miss Ella Meginley w ent to Kalama zoo to spend the fourth with her sister. Miss Minnie Cook started for Denver, Colo., on Wednesday to visit relatives. Miss Maggie Nash spent the Fourth with her parents at Pine Island Lake. Miss Lottie Hein left Monday for Big Rapids, where she will , attend school this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Z. Sovereen left Satur day for a ten days visit at Stanwood, Free port and Grand Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Spencer are spend ing a few days at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Charles Ireland, in Ionia Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Wright enter tained his sister Mrs. Lyman Jaycox and daughter Mrs. Lena Witham of South Dakota and Allen Tuttle and daughter the past week, Mr. and Mrs. Wright and daughter Airel were guest at Mrs. M. Cobb also. Mrs. C. Richardson of Courtland Kent county is a guest of her daughter Mrs. J. Ward Wells, Mrs. Richardson is one of the few surviving pioneers who came into that part of the country in an early day her husband is still E THE ORDER At Belding Bros. & Company Thread Mill Extensive Repairs Are Made NEW STACK AND BOILERS Four New Boilers Replace Old Ones Company Spares No Expense To Have The Best Belding Bros. & Co. have for the past six weeks or more been making repairs at the red mill and the extensive and expensive work will soon be completed. The old smoke stack was razed to the ground and completely demolished and now a fine new one looms up much better and more conspicious in its stead directly in line with main street from which it shows up well. Four new boilers have been installed, the old ones having been torn out and dispenced with entirely. They are of best make and heve been set with ex treme cere so solid that it is exacted they will last for years. The debris is being cleared up and new cement floors will be put in where needed. The work will be completed in a few days and business w ill again be resumed with great activity as Mr. Howard re Iorts many large orders coming in and piling up. It is expected that the wheels will move by the fifteenth of July and a full force of operators be taken on as fast as possible. Whenever the company find it neces sary to make repairs or add new machinery they go about it at once regardless of expense. Want Your Coupons The Church of Christ is very desir- ious of winning one of the pianos which our good merchants are offering and would especially ask that x all friends of the church ana many others who have coupons would turn them in to our credit or send them to the Pastor Kev. I. S. Bussing. There is only a few days more before the contest will end and the church and society will be very grateful for every coupon sent to it from any source. Duane Foss and family left Monday for Maple Hapids to spend the 4th with relatives and friends. 1 MFNTS Any Mites in You; Poultry House? Go after them fight with Conkey's Lice Liquid. That will fix them. It drowns them out in the cracks where they breed and thrive and hide away during the day until the fowls come back to roost at night. Get into old clothes and with a sprayer or sprinkling can full of Conkey's Lice Liquid, go over the whole place and paint the roosts with the same stun". Try this. We guarantee it effective. Conkey's Lice Liquid 35c quart, 60c 2 quarts, $1.00 a gallon LLOYD'S JULY Clearance Sale This Big Store's Entire Line of Dry Goods, Carpets, Notions, Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Apparel and LADIES' FURNISHINGS AT PRICES SO LOW That there will not be the slightest possibility of any store underselling us. KODAKS For Your Vacation The pictures keep your Vacation days always with you. Sup plies of all kinds. 35c DOX Writing Papor An extra nice line of W & W linen finish writing paper in boxes, 85c. BENEDICT'S COIWEfl DRUG STORE Miller & Harris This is the season when nice reasonably priced glassware is needed Have a look at the Klonial Krisftall Sherbets at 74c per dozen Iced Tea and Lemonade tumblers in cut glass at 12.00 per dozen Many things in useful pieces and very reasonable prices at A. B, HUL L, Jeweler and Optometrist. Connell's Drug Store tarts Sat. lulv 8. The Rosary, by Barclay Mistress of Shenstone, by Barclay The Prodigal Judge, by Kester Clayhanger, by Bennett Jim Hands, by Childs Adventures, by London John Mark's Millions, by Klein Brunhilda, by Nichols Brazenhead, by Hewlett The Last Word, by MacGowan Window at White Cat, Rinehart Anne of Avonlea, Montgomery Clever Betsey, by Burnham Calling of Dan Matthews, Wright 2c per day to read these. A. D. S. Pcroxido Talcum Is an extra good seller just now, 25c. See it in our big display of A. D. S. goods. THE FURNITURE Is half the home. A home should not look shabby after a year's use. Ordinary usage should allow good furniture to continue indefinitely. INSPECT OURS and you will see a variety of styles built substantially, and made to last. Our prices, cannot remain long at the present low rate. This reduc tion is temporary. Furniture Co. ww4 W. 8. LAMBEUTSON, Cashier present. W. J. Clark, C. P. W. II. Price, Scribe. living but is not able to get out much ' being 85 years old.