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NEW SPRING HATS Endless variety at A great line of new caps 'A. A TWENTY-THIRD VKAH. NO. 40 KKLPING, MICH., THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1912. WHOLE NO. 1093 DING BANK 6 DEATH GLAIS T. POPE H IMPORTANT CHANGE Well Known Citizen And Lonr Time Resident Was Called Wednesday Morning SICK ONLY FEW HOURS Faithful Engineer For Beltling Hall Company More Than Twenty Years Wm. T. Po.' one of lieldings well known and highly esteemed citizens passed away Wednesday morning shortly after nine o'clock, after a few hours illness of neuralgia of the heart, aged 63 years. He and his wife were In Grand Rapids over Sunday visiting his sons, Glen and Verne, and seemed to be in usual health returning home Monday morning and going to his work at the factory as usual he complained some however of not feeling very well and on Tuesday morning after going to the factory and getting business start ed in the engine room, he went to Dr. Pinkham's olfice for some medicine, the doctor advised him to get home and re main there taking him home in his cutler. Later the doctor was cal led and remained with him all night. Glenn and Verne were notified of his serious illness and arrived on the morn ing train Wednesday which was late, their father having passed away only a few minutes before their arrival. Mr. Pope came to this city twenty three years ago from Htanton and be gan work as engineer in the refrigerator factory, when factory li. was built he helped install the machinery in the engine room and has been with the company continuously. A faithful employee, popular and well liked by all the boys in the factory. Mr. Pope's first wife, mother of Claude, Glen and Verne Poje died about twelve years ago, a few years later he married Miss Mary Conant and two sons Harrold and Carleton were born to them, the lat ter having died at the ag of 8 months. Besides his wife and four sons he leves three sisters, Mrs. Richmond Fofc of Elsie, Mich., Mrs. Ann Uryerley of Owosso, and Mrs. Lucy Davison of Fort Collins, Colorado. He was much interested in the his tory and growth of the city having been the first chief of the fire department and also an alderman. On account of some of the relatives being unable to get here Saturday the' funeral will be held at his late residence Monday after noon at 2:00 o'clock. Divine & Greenop Of The Hub Take In Two Partners The Banner takes pleasure In announ ing to its readers this week a change in the management of The Huh, Itelding's great Gents Outfitting store. This store w hich' for the past two years has been so carefully looked after by Messrs Divine A Greenop. has won a warm spot in the hearts of the purchasing public in lielding and even Many miles around. Mr. Vern C. Divine, one of the proprietors, some two or three years ago Btarted an advertising business in a small way and this business has grown so rapidly as to require a goodly portion of his time having extended to every portion of the United States and Canada reaching Winnipeg and Mana toba in the northeast and as far east as New Foundland, and on this account he has been unable to devote as much time to the store as he would have de sired to do Last Monday morning a change took place in the personnel of the firm. Messrs Art and Orba McCoy, who have been connected with the store almost from its inception became active part ners in the firm. Acquainted as they are with every line in the nt store they will fit in to the han. nicely. Both of these gentlemen a. well known in lielding that an introd ,Uon is absolutely unnecessary. Mr. Divine will still hold an interest in the store which he first origlnted and will de vote much time as possible to the same but owing to his other business, will not be seen there as much in the future as in the past The Banner is glad to welcome these young men into the ranks of Belding business men and feels sure that the great store will be come even greater with these two hust ling fellows connected with its manag ment. The firm will be known in the luture as Greenop, Divine fc McCoy Bros., who will continue the store under the old name "The Hub" and the same general business policy will maintain with the exception that they intend to do less credit business than formerly. REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE (For County Clerk) Enjoyed Th Music At the dance at Hubbel! Hall last Friday night a goodly number of our citizens enjoyed a most delightful evening. Although the weather was so disagreeable there was a fairly good attendance ard the music by Curtis' Orchestra was simply great. So well pleased were the majority of those pres ent thai Messrs Gregg and Wilson were requested to secure the orchestra for a return engagement and arrangements were perfected for a return of the orches tra some time about the 22nd of March. The exact date will be announced later. Mrs. Leo Hoppough left Monday for New York to join her husband who is employed in that city. The Saving Habit forms a constant check on expenditures, and the small sums saved, though insig nificant in themselves, soon create a sur plus which may be substantially increas ed by judicious investment. H One with a little ready money to draw upon can take advantage of opportunities when they offer. It The best preparation for opportunity is a grow ing savings account right here at this bank. Belding Savings Bank Belding, Michigan CAPITAL STOCK $5I,000.00 SURPLUS and PROFITS, $15,000.00 II. J. LEONARD. Pres. A. N. BKLDING, V. Pr. W. 8. LAMBKRTSON, Cashier Directors H. J. Leonard A. N. Belding E.C. Lloyd M. M. BeMing, jr W. C. Spicer W. P. Hetherington E. E. Cnapple W. S. Lamberston I "JOTS. '-, - j fir 'W I. K G. H. Steadman, of Lyons, is can didate for County Clerk on the Repub lican ticket Mr. Steadman is one of the best known teachers in the county and has been a member of the Board of Examiners for the past three years and is chairman of that board at the present time. Two yearb ago he was asked to make the run for clerk but refused. He now asks the supiwrt of his many friends for this position. Their is no one better qualified to fill the otllce of County Clerk than Mr. Steadman. " Nash - Chapman A very pretty wedding was witness by about 30 guests on Wednesday af ternoon March (Hh, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chapman three miles west of the city when their daughter Winnie Clara was united in marriage to Maurice Chester Nash. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. W. Maxwell of Belding. The bride was dressed in a gown of white bastiste and carried white carnations. Miss Mabel Mudge cousin of the bride pre sided at the piano and at the strains of Gionninis Marionettes wedding march the bridal couple attended by the groom's sister Miss Maggie Nash and L. G. Forman as bridegroom, took their places under a large white bell sur rounded by green and white dratries. Miss Mudge sang "Oh Promise me," by Clement Scott, just before the cere mony, me prjuy ring service was used. During congratulations the melody of Love by Kngham was play ed. The presents were many and useful as well as beautiful. There were out of town guests from Greenville, Clare, Ashley and Belding. After the couple had received congratulations, a lunch was served by four young lady friends of the bride. The couple are both well known and popular young jeople of this vicinity, and best wishes of a host of friends go with them. After a short wedding trip to Grand Rapids and other Kints the couple will be at home 3 miles north of Green ville after April 1st. Dan Krupp Dead Our Community was surprised on Monday morning to learn that Daniel Krupp, a well known german resident had passed away. Last Saturday, while enjoying a social game of cards with some of his friends he was sudden ly stricken with an attack of neuralgia of the heart. A physician was sum- mond and he was removed to his home where he died about 1:.'J0 Monday morning. Mr. Krupp was a jolly good hearted fellow liked by all who knew him and had been a resident of these parts for the past thirty or forty years, comiiig to this country from his native land when but a young man. He was sixty-three years, ten months ard eighteen days old and for the past four teen years had been employed in the Ballou Basket works. The funeral was held at his late home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Maxwell olllci ating and theremains were laid to rest in River Ridge cemetery. He is sur vived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Bert Swartz of Hastings. MAY BUILD ELEVATOR Honored Their President At the Congregational church last Saturday night the members of Rev. Edrie Collins Sunday School class gave a sort of pre-nuptial reception to the president of their class, Miss Mildred Bolenbaugh. The evening was sihmii in a happy manner with games of var ious kinds and a two course supjer was served at the conclusion of the happy event. Miss Florence Spicer was com-mander-in-chicf of the doings ami everything passttl oil' in a most delight ful manner. County Gleaners Are Making A Move In That Direction A Gleaners' ueieguie conference was held in the Supervisors' room in Court house at Ionia, on Saturday afternoon. All but one of the 11 arbors in the county were represented. The special matter for consideration was the build ing of an elev ator, and this was dis cussed fully with th? purpose of bring ing the project to a successful conclus ion. It was the general opinion that $15,000 would be required to erect such building as was required, besides the coitofasite. The fol lowing were ap pointed a commilUf to lake the mat ter of cost into consideration and re port back to conference: J as. M. Chase, Ionia; W. W. Bemii, Kaston; John Adgate, Orange; M Peterson, Orleans; Win. Van sickle, Portland. The mat ters generally discussed were referred to the several arbors, for further discus sion and such instruction to delegates as they may see fit to give, and thecon ference then adjourned to April 13, when it is probable that final conclu sion will be reached. Surprised Them Saturday evening. March 2nd, a number of the friends and neighbors met at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Jenks on North Dennis street for the purpose of reminding Pearl of another milestone in his voy age of life. There were fifty-two pres ent and the evening was passed in a delightful manner, progressive pedro leing the order of the hour. Henry Carlton carried ofT the honors of the evening and Clark Graves the consola tion. A tine supier was served to which all did justice and at the close Al Wells in behalf of the company scn ted Mr. Jenks with a lint Rock ing chair as a testimonial of their esteem. Good nights were then spoken and all repaired to their homes declar ing they had enjoyed a most delightful evening. One On.Pirkard II CITY HALL III NEEDED Favorable Talk Is Heard Of Building A Good One This Year CITY OWNS FINE SITE ( Action Should Be Taken At Once Toward Submitting Proposition To The Voters At Coming Election The City is greatly in need of a City Hall it is far behind other cities of the state in the way of public improve ments and up to date methods of doing municipal business. It is doubtful if there iu another city in the state of its size and business activity but that has a city hall, paved streets and many other improvements of a public nature which goes to the making up of a live, progressive and up-to-date municipal ity. The city already has an excellent site which was purchased several years ago with the expection at that time that a fine City Hall would soon be built thereon and save the rental which is now paid for offices, hose house and fire department headquarters. For fifteen or twenty thousand dol lars, perhaps less, a commodious build ing might be erected which could be utilized for every department of the city goverment in the way of office room, holding public meetings, conven tions, caucuses and all gatherings of a public nature requiring a hall. The building now used on leased ground for a hose house and use of the fire depart ment Is fast going into decay and in a tumbledown condition. Our fire de partment is crude and a back number when contrasted with up-to-date sys tems in other cities, we have no Jail. Critic Ho Your Couh Gucy Boo Gougli Honoy will relieve it in 20 minutes. When it is a very tight cough the quick reliet is almost magical, A very large bottle for 25c. All other kinds for sale also, at the Corner Orug Sloro Conservative Buyers Will find it greatly to their advantage to look over our stock of carpets, rugs and linoleum. We have the larg est and best stock we were ever able to show the people and price cheaper than ever before. 0 We can fit your room and also your pocketbook. Ask us to measure your room and let us show you what we can do for it. Miller & Harris Furniture Co. Phone 350 Belding Block Last Saturday riilUe Odd VrU th (eiention or lockup wdrthy the I " "' I ; . . 7jr'v Hall was literally packed with mem: I nAiae a,lJ n0 rtU bers of that order and the Rebeccas who gathered to tender a farewell party to Mr. ami Mrs. Victor, Pickard who leave shortly for their new home at Haymarsh. The all'air was a complete surprise to both of them and was well executed and carried out. An orches tra furnished music for the occasion and a fine program was carried out. Cards and social intercourse helied make the evening merry and a line banquet made the evening one long to be remembered. Mr. and Mrs. Pickard have a host of friends whose best wishes will go with them to their new home although all regret their departure from our midst. A JIUSEJ1 EN PS Our genial townsman John Dehn left Tuesday on t. business trip to Texas. He exjcta to be gone some time. Gaskell fc McVitty's new play, "The Rosary", which has had a successful three months' engagement in Chicago, a two months' engagement in New York and a two months' engagement at the Globe Theatre in Boston, comes to the Relding Ojera House, Tuesday, March II). The discriminating public will then be given an opportunity to see pictured before them a decided answer to the growing unrest and irreligion of our times. Not that "The Rosary" is a decision merely; it is more. It is a faithful picture of the misery and un happiness that comes uiwn a man who lacks faith in the supreme good and its inevitable triumphs in our world. It is a wonderful preachment of faith's mighty power, of the saving grace of the good that lies about us. A guaranteed attraction and one of the best plays ever brought here. The Convict's Daughter The management of our Oira House, ever on the alert lo please his patrons, has secured through the Harry J. Webster Amusement Company, their j iwpular comedy drama, "The Convict's Daughter". The play deals with the attempts of an unscrupulous Hank President, who has been an unsuccessful rival for the hand of the cashier's bride and in his mad frenzy of defeat, he fastens the crime of embezzlement on the Cashier and draws the web so closely around his victim that the Cashier has to Uee to avoid being Imprisoned for a crime he is not guilty of. The management has given it a cast of characters true to nature and sur rounded the piece with scenic eflecta befitting the locality the scenes trans pire In, and those seeking wholesome, instructive amusement will 1 afforded the pleasure on Wednesday, March 13, at the Opera House. get out of the old rut and, push for something much neeeded. Let the officials get busy at once strike while the iron is hot and carry out the proposition to a finish. There has already been muchtalk on the subject in business and social circles and in the Women's Literary Clubs rel ative to combining with it a fine Car negie Library and Gymnasium room. The Andrew Carnegie offer of f 10.000 is still open and could be utilized in connection with an addition to the building. s . - rrutfi? rnMr rnvir .".X COME COME COME and see the new combs I Barrites, Bags, Belt Pins, Hat Pins Bar Pins, Bracelets, Chains Crosses, Lockets, Etc. In fact all the new things in spring jewelry A. B. HULL, Jeweler and Optometrist THE QDOR LINGERS The breath of summer in these winter days is yours if you use that entrancing perfume T H E L M A A fine linen handkerchief and a chatelaine souvenir bottle of the queen of perfumes for 10c at our store. CONNELL'S DRUG STORE Mrs. W. G. Mercer of Greenville was a guest of Mrs. liern Tower Tuesday. THE BIG Consolidation Glean-Up Sale of the E. C. LLOYD and C. S. ARNOLD-CO. Stocks Starts Saturday, larch 9, 1912 This sale is to be held in the basement in the carpet department. It is a complete store with over a $5,000 stock. The goods are all new, but consist of lines that we are not going to carry any more and also of goods that we are too heavily stocked on since the consolidation. It will be worth coming many miles to attend this sale. Everything reduced in price from 25 to 50 per cent E0 Go LLOYD & Co.