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Mates Home Bating Easy With minimum trouble and cost bis cuit, cake and pastry are made fresh, clean and greatly superior to the ready made, dry, found-in-the-shop variety, ' and danger of alum food is avoided. HELPING BANNER ONE DOLLAR YUll YEAR Published every Thursday at Belding, " (Ionia Count v) Mich., by THE BANNER PUBLISHING CO E. a. LAPHAM, Editor Advertising itatra-upon application . Milis collected monthly. Cards of Tbanks, 26c to 60c KeaolutlouBlrom 60c up. Kntered at the PoMtofflce, Hrldinr. Michigan for transmission through the Mails as Sec ond -class Mattel OUR TICKET v Taft for the nomination and election. Roosevelt for the election if he gets the nomination. The dark horse of the na tional convention if a dark horse is the outcome. Wni. Alden Smith for United States Senator. Now that Osborn is out of it Amos Musselman for Gover nor. Huntly Russell for con gress from the 5th district subject to decision of . the primaries. Gerrit J. Diekema for Con gressman at large. Woman Suffrage. Howkvkk much the Belding boys may brag on their ability as sprinters in the pedestrian line and of getting up parlv in the morning? for lone walks before breakfast, it is dollars to dough nuts that Roy K. Moulton, Hank Tumms and Old Cap. Whipple could out distance the whole bunch and have conesderable time to spare in killing a million snakes before partaking of Iheir morning meal. When it comes to advertising in foreign publications either in the want advertising columns, the legal classi fication, or display lines, the country merchant, the business man and the pitv official who want publicity find they are up against a dlirerent proposi tion regarding rates than is accorded them in their home papers. The city had to pay more than eighty dollars for six publications of the notice for bids in the Grand Rapids Press and De troit News while for the same in the home papers for two weeks they re Mivpl the munificent sum of about two dollars and sixty cents. Real Estate For Sale 7-room house and barn with electric lights and city water. A aplendid property corner of Masonic av and Ieroy st. $200 down, balance small monthly payments for ..$1,400 jT-room house with city wat er, gas and cistern No. 009 Charles 8 $UU0 Price reduced from fl,100 7-room house at 533 Crook's avenue for 11,000 6-roora house with electric lights, gas, city water and some fruit on the lot No. G22 8. Alderman St. for $1,700 Situated in fine location. 7-room house with electric lights, city water, cistern and furnace, House No. 1010 Ken wood av on Peck's 11111 for 1900 Price reduced from $1,200, and must be sold atjonceflornprice will bcralsed.IZU K8-roomhouse withl electric lights, city water, well, cistern and furnace; hardwood finish. A lots situated corner Bridge street and State Road...$,000 This is a line bargain. ioter a son COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS (OFFICIAL) Council Chamber, Monday May 6, 1912. Meeting called to order by Mtiyor Fales, and Roll Call found the follow ing present: Mayor Fales, Aid. Gilde meister, Hudson, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skelleneer 8. Absent. 0. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approv ed. The following communication from Frank J. Luick was ordered laid on the table. Belding, Mich., May 3rd, 1912. To the Common Council of the City of Belding, Mich., Gentlemen: hereby bid to publish in the Belding News the Council Proceedings and other folio work, during the coming year at the rate of 9 (nine) cents per folio. Frank J. Luick. The following petition of residents of Alderman street was referred to the Committee on Streets and walks. To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of the City of Belding. Petl tion. Whereas. Alderman street from East Liberty street, south to State street is very sandy and stony, and almost impassable in places and should for that reason be graded and gravelled: Therefore, We the undersigned peti tioners being owners of property abut ting on said Alderman street do hereby petition your honorable body to cause the same to be graded to an established grade and to be gravelled in a substant ial manner. Signed by it. C. Mason and 27 others. Beldine. Mich.. May 6th. 1912. To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of theCityof Belding. Kindly consider my application for appoint ment to the office of the City Attorney for the ensuing year. Yours Respect fully, Fred L. Warner. . There being no other applicants the Mayor declared Fred L. Warner, City Attorney for the coming year. Moved by Aid. Hull, seconded by Aid. Hud son that the appointment be confirmed Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid Gildemeister, Hudson, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 6, NaysO. Belding, Mich., April 17, 1912, To the Mayor and Common Council, of the City of Belding. Gentlemen: 1 hereby make application for reappoint ment to' the office of City Physician and Health Officer, for the City of Belding for the ensuing year. Yours Respect fully, O. A. Stanton. There being no other applicants the Mayor declared G. A. Stanton. Physician and Health Officer for the coming year. Moved by Aid. Hull, seconded by Aid. Skellen ger, that the appointment be confirm ed. Which motion prevailed. Yeas Aid. Gildemeister. Hudson. Hull Knapp, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. Belding, Mich., 1912. To the Honor able Mayor and Council. I do petition your Honorable Body to be appointed Marshall for the coming year, James Meginley. There being no other appli cants the Mayor declared James Me glnley, City Marshal for the coming year. Moved by Aid. Hudson, second ed by Aid. Skellenger that the appoint men t be confirmed. Yeas, Aid. Gild emeister, Hudson, Hull, Knapp, Skel lenger 5, Nays Aid. Olds 1. Belding, Mich., April l, 1912. To the Honorable Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Belding; I here by make application for the position of Nightwatch for the ensuing year. If a pi minted I guarantee the faithful per formance of my duty at all times. Yours Resictfully, Thomas Dawes. Belding, Mich., May 4th, 1912. To the Honorable Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Belding; Gentle men: I hereby present my name for the position of Nightwatch of this City. If appointed to this 1 promise to faith fully perform the duties of this office, Yours Respectfully, Frauk Brooks. j To the Honorable Mayor and 'the Common Council of the City of Beld ing; 1 hereby tender my application fdr the position of Nightwatch of the City of Belding for the ensuing year. If appointed to the position I will use my beMt effort to properly enforce the ordi nances of the City, and protect it, and look after its well fare to the best of my ability. W. H. Kennedy. I fielding, Mich., April 10th, 1912. To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Helping. Gentlemen: I here by make application for the position of Nightwatch for the coming year. Yours Respectfully, Chas. Hagadorn. (His mark) f. j Belding, Mich., March 27tri, 1912. To the Mayor and Common (Council of the City of llelding. I would respectfully apply for the-position, of Nightwatch for the next year. Yours, Arthur Cory. Belding, Mich., March 20th, 1912. To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Belding. Gentlemen: I hereby make application for the portion of Nightwatch for the coming year, Yours very truly, Jason riatt. To the Honorable Mayor and the 'ommon Council of the City of Beld ing: We the undersigned residents and property owners of the City of Belding; believing in the honesty, integrity and ability, of Charles Waggoner to . per form the duties and till the office of Nightwatch, tor the City of Belding, humbly petition your honorable body, to cause him to be appointed to fill that position upon, the expiration of the term of office of the present Nightwatch. Signed by George W. Moulton and 100 thecs. . The Mayor upicinled Charles Wag goner! Nightwatch for the coming year. Moved by Aid. Hudson, seconded by Aid. Hull, that the appointment be confirmed. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, Hudson, Hull, Knapp, Old, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. The Committee on 8ewers reported unfavorable on the matter of the change In the Front street sewer. Moved by Aid. Skellenger, seconded by Aid. Gild emeisur, mat tne report ox me com mittee. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. . Gildemeister, Hudson, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. Moved by Aid. Gildemeister, second ed by Aid. Skellenger, that E. E. Hud son be President Pro Tempore of the Council for the coming year. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Gildemeister, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 5, NaysO. The Mayor appointed F. W. Howard on the-Water Works Board, to succeed himself. Moved by Aid. Hudson, sec onded by Aid. Knapp that the appoint ment 'be confirmed. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, Hull, Knapp, Skellenger 6, Nays, Aid Olds 1, The Mayor appointed Guy D. Weter to succeed himself, and E. C. Lloyd to succeed Earl Wilson on the Park Board Moved by Aid. Gildemeister, seconded by Aid. Hull, that the appointments be confirmed. Which motion prevail ed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, Hudson Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. Aid. Hull excused. xue Mayor mace me rouowing ap pointments . in the Fire department Chief, Robert Peebles; Assistant Chief, Allen Wilson; Captain Hook and Lad der Wagon, Wess Porter; Captain Hose Wagon, Ollie Taft Moved by Aid. Hudson, seconded by Aid. Skel lenger that the appointments be con firmed. Which motion prevailed Nays, 0. The Mayor appointed Byron F. Brown to succeed himself as City Audi tor. . Motion made by Aid. Gildemeis ter, seconded by Aid. Hudson, that the appointment be confirmed. Which motion prevailed. Yeas. Aid. Gilde meister, Hudson, Knapp, Olds. Skel lenger 6, Nays. Moved by Aid. Skellenger, seconded by aiu. uias, mat me following reso lution be accepted. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid, Gildemeister Hudson,. Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 6 Nays 0. KBSOLUTION I .Whereas. The Common Council of the City of Belding deem it necessary a id advisable that a grade be establish and a sidewalk constructed as petition ea by a majority of the property own ers on the following street and along and in front of the following premises, to wit; on the south side of East Cen ter street commencing at the East line of Ionia street and running east along and in front of lots No. 44-45-87-79 and 78of Belding'ssecend addition to the City of Belding, Michigan. Now Therefore be it resolved that a grade be established along and in Front pf the described lots and premises and on the South aide of East Center street aforesaid, and that theowner or owners of the said lots and premises be, and are, hereby ordered, required and di rected to construct and maintain a sidewalk of the' material, dimensions, an size as authorized by and in accord ance with Ordinance No. 12 and 64 of the City of Belding, and that such side walk be constructed according to the grades as establish, and that sidewalk be completed on or before the 10th day of July A. D. 1912. Be It Further Resolved, That the City Marshall be and is hereby ordered and required to serve notice of this resolution on the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of each of the above described lots and premises abut ting on and adjacent to the line of the proposed sidewalk, and that such notice be served on or before the 10th day of May A. D. 1911, as provided in said Ordinance Na 12. Adopted this Cih'day of May, A. D. 7 ; Moved by Aid. Hudson, seconded by Aid. Knapp, that the Mayor act as a committee to confer with some archi tect or architects, with a view to hav ing the plans for the proixjsed City Hall ready by the night of May 13, 1912, or as soon as possible, wmcii motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, Hudson, Knapp, Skellenger 4, Nays, Aid. Olds 1. Moved by Aid. Hudson, seconded by Aid. Skellenger that the Common Council of the City ot Belding, adjourn until 9 a. ra., May 7, 1912. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gilde meister, Hudson, Knapp, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. Ed. I). Engemann, City Clerk. May 7th, 1912, a- ra. Adjourned meeting called to order by Mayor Fales. Roll Cull, Present; Mayor Fales, Aid. Gildemeister, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skel lenger 5, Absent Aid. Hudson I.. The Mayor than proceeded to open the various bids which had been sub mitted. Name of Company, Detroit Trust Co.-, Detroit, Mich., 6, Premium $540.00; Fees, Free. , Name of Company, Detroit Trust Co., Detroit, Mich., 4, , Premium, $106.00; Fees, Free. . ... Name of Company, Continental A Cora'l Trust A S'v'gs Co., Chicago 4 Priemium, $225.00; Fees, 0. Name of Company, 8. A. Kean and Co.. Chicago. 5. Premium, $105.70; Fees, a Name of Company. C. H. Rollins and Sons. Chicago, 44, Premium, $154.50; Fees, 0. Name of Company, Chas. S. Kidder and Co.. Chicago. 5. Premium, $317.- 00; Fees, 0. Name of Company, Hoehler and Cummins, Toledo, Ohio, 6?, Premium, $452.50; Fees 0. Name of Company, N. W. Halsey and Co., Chlcgo, 4, Premium, $28.00 Fees.0. Name of Company, A..B. Leach and Chipftirn. I41. Premium. 0: frees $35.00. Name of Company, A. B. Leach and Co.. Chicago. 6. Premium, $49i.oo; Fees 0. Name of Company, Harson and Co., Chicago. 5, Premium, $530.00; Fees, 0. Mavor Fales excused Aid. Hull takes the chair. Moved by Aid. Gildemeister, second ed by Aid. Skellenger, that the follow lug resolution accepUng the Detroit Trust Co's, bid on the $15,000.00 City Hall bonds be accepted, according to the terms of their bid. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister Hull. Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 5, Naya 0. KEUOLUTION II Whereas, Ihe Common Council here tnfore advertised for bids for the loan of Fifteen Thousand (15.000) Dallars, to be used in the construction of building for a City Hall, Fire Depart ment, and City Jail, the bonds of the City to be issued therefor, payable Ten Thousand (10,000) Dollars in eight years and Five Thousand (6,000) Dol tare in Ten years, said bids to be opened on the seventh day of May, A. D. 1912, and; .Whereas, Bids were submitted in compliance with said advertisement and were opened as aforesaid and was deemed that the bids of the. De troit Trust Company was the most ad vantaeeous for the City in ail- it features. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, That the Common Council accept the bid of the Detroit Trust Company for the loan of the Fifteen Thousand (15,000) Dol lars according to terms of their offer. Belt Further Resolved, That the City Clerk immediately return the checks of the other concerns, whose bids were rejected, to the parties sub mitting them, together with a notice that their bids has been rejected, and that the City immediately notify the Detroit Trust Company of the accep tance of their bid. ' Adopted this 7lh day of May, A. D. 1912. Moved by Aid. Skellenger, seconded by Aid. Knapp, that the following bill be allowed and an order drawn for the same. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, Hull, Knapp, Olds, Skellenger 6, Nays 0. M. A. Reed, Agent. Use of Ellis Park for ball ground for the year, $20.00. Moved by Aid. Skellenger, seconded by Aid. Skellenger, that the Common Council of the City of Belding, do now adjourn. Which motion prevailed. Yeas, Aid. Gildemeister, HuIJtnapp, Olds, Skellenger 6, Naya 0 . Ed. D. Engemann, City Clerk Makes Good In the West. Vann Wilder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Wilder of this City, dropped In on them Monday night, accompanied by his wife and young nephew, Willie Wilder of Chicago. Vann has made his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for sev eral years past where he had a fine po sition with one of the Oklahoma rail roads. He has recently accepted a position with the Clinton and Oklahoma West em R. R. as Assistant Freight Traffic Manager, with headquarters at Clinton where he will begin work about June 1st. His new position carries with it a fine addition to the good salary he was receiving and shows that our former baseball and football expert can still make good in any old spot or place. SILK Socks that Wear Well 25c a for Pair Perhaps you think that's im possible, but we asMure you that it's absolutely true. You wont find them anywhere else. Call and see them. Black, Navy Itlue, Gray and tan 9 J to 11 J toes and heels of fine lisle. Only 25c Worth much more See Window MEAT Is one of life's best stand bys. If you want the best in meat try - O. R. Ariss North Side Market Delivery to all jarts of city Stop! Stop! Paying rent and buy a home of the Belding Building & Loan Association On ea9 terms. Only two places left. Who'll be the next? A new 7-room house and barn on Htate Road, 2 blocks east of Catholic chureh for $1,250 C-room house in northeast corner of the city on corner of Earl avenue and York street, for $650 It would cost $900 to build this house. Adam Wagner, Sec'y Corner Bridge and Main. ' To Hold a Debate. Are you going May 17th? Whert? To the debate in the High School room. What is it?' The Lake Odessa and Belding High Schools are going to de bate the subj ect: , "Resolved That the United 8tates Government should Im mediately establish a general parcels post in the United States." This is a double debate, the Belding negatives going to Lake Odeessa and the Lake Odessa negative coming to Belding to debate with our affirmatives, both debates taking place the same eve ning. Leon Forman, Warren Max well and Llewellyn Hutchison will de fend the negative side and Kenneth Pike, Jesse Alien burg and Robert Reeves, the affirmative. The boys are all working hard and a lot of enthusi asm is being shown. . Everybody come and bring your friends and back the boys up. The hour is 8.-00 p. m. and the admission is 15 cents, Supt. N. Sherman Lister of Ionia, Dr. J. II. Armstrong of this city and tome one from Lake Odessa will act as Judges here and Fred L. Warner will act as one of the judges at Lake Odessa. Ben Hall left Tuesday for a visit to BELDING MARKETS Corrected each week on Thursd ay morning at 10 o'clock. Wheat-mi II Wheat-white 1 12 12 75 53 50 20 00 00 25 18 00 10 13 00 00 00 50 09 Rye Corn Oats Flour per ewt 2 1 leans z Hay baled per ton..... 20 I'ota toes -, 1 Butter . V. Apples per bushel 1 Chickens-live Chickens-dressed Tnttlc-live... : &orT?ft 'attle-dressed 8 00&9 Hogs-Ilve 5 50(o,tt Hogs-dressed 8 00 S Hides 08() "VX7Vfc-r 'For Sale and $ W all to Business Chances S , Wanted A competient girl for gen eral housework, three in family. Mrs. Charles & Hill, R. F. I). 19, Cit Phone 123-4r, Bell Phone Orleans Central. 49-tf For Rent Good pasture lot, big enough for two cows for entire season. Inquire of J. T. Connell. 49-wl White leghorn Hatching Eggs for Sale Heavy laying strain, $5.00 per hundred. Fireless Brooders 50c each. Rufus R. Morse, phone 195-4-k, Cook's Corners. Boarders Wanted. I have room for four men boarders, have pleasant rooms, use of baths. Rates Reasonable. Mrs. Shannon, 315 Pine street. 48w2 t PRESTO! CHANGE! Wejiave for sale the following seasonable articles Lime in Sacks or Barrels Wood Fiber Plaster Cement Sewer Pipe and Fittings Drain Tile Salt Fertilizer Clover. Alsyke and Timothy Seed Seed Beana ALL KINDS OF FEED Including Bran, Middlings, Corn and Oats (Chop,) Gluten, Cotton eed Meal, Hay and Straw. t i Poultry Food We also have Dry Kindling Wood (kept in the dry, not water soaked), POCAHONTCS NUT for cook stoves and EGG SIZE for Fu.naces. MOSS ROSE FLOUR None Better, Made, and no freight added to the price ? E. Chappie A Midsummer Night' styDream When You. Slumber Slumber Right Make the hot nights of summer a perfect dream of bliss and comfort by a restful sleep. You can certain ly find as much and more comfort on a Rest Easy Spring and a Lima Mattress as can be found anywhere in the land. Make your rest perfect this sum mer by installing the above combin ation on your bed. Esldlinig Fnainnintare C Z. D. Dow, Mgr. Every lover of pansies in this eity should send to W. Wetterling of Ionia, for their plants. They are exquisite, every color imaginable and giant in size. 48wl For Sale A quantity of household furniture including a set of good dishes. Inquire Mrs. W. H. Hanks, Cooks Corners. 48- wl For Sale Farm of 25 acres with good buildings, one mile west of Belding. Call at Banner Office. Wanted One hundred menfor assem bling and general work in automobile factory. Address or apply personally to Reo Motor Car Company, Lansing, Michigan. Wanted Boy to learn bakery trade Homer Unger. For Sale The Congregational Par Psonage barn. Call C. A Wheeler or H. J. Conned. Found A lady's handbag containg a purse, several weeks ago. Ownercall at Banner office and pay for this notice. For Sale At my residence, one top buggy, one single harness with collar (hand made) and one gas range. Wm. J. Wilson, 519 James St. 4Ctf For 8ale Barred Plymouth Rock eggs for hatching. Flock is headed by fine imported rooster. Ed Webster, Phone 286-4r Eggs for Hatching Thoroughbred Silver Lace Wyandotte's. Mrs. Bertha Spencer, 319 Ranney Street. 46-tf For Sale Six weeks Frank J. Hicks, 71-4r old pigs. Call 49-t SPRING IS HERE! ti For old and young Including Scratch Feed, Chick Feed, Alfalfa Meal, Beef Scrap, Etc & Company ji hit farm in Barry county.