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Union Suits window THE HUB .BJEMMNG Get that overcoat NOW at THE HUB TWKNTY-FOUltTIl YEAH.. .NO4. 20 RKLDINO. MICH., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1912. WHOLE, NQ. 11 BANNER PRESIDENT TUFT ST BEVERLY Makes Great Speech To Im mense Gathering Advises Preservation Of Insti tutions Of Civil Liberty NO HOPE IN DEMOCRATS Third Party Has Not The Slightest Chance Of Success Impressive Points Of Address At Beverly, Mass., last week Presi dent Tafl made his lirst prepared jolitical address since accepting the Chicago nomination. The impressive points of Mr. Tafts speech follows: One issue of even greater fundament al and jermanenl imiortance than the lariU'and prosperity is the preservation of the institutions of civil liberty. There is not the slightest chance of success for the third party. Its chief puriMi.se is the defeat of the Republican party, and even in that there is now every possibility that it will be disap jtoinled. The happiness of the people is more deeply aU'ected by the prosperity and good business which now prevail than by any other one condition. The real question at issue is whether the jieople are so anxious to change from a protection policy to a tariff for revenue that they are willing to assume the burden of the hard times which must necessarily accompany the change. You cannot make an omelet without the eggs, and you cannot change from a system which protects a great part of our business to one in which such pro tection is withdrawn in such a way that business will not be seriously in jured. The suggestion that comes at times from Governor Wilson that tariff changes are to le made in a tender, conciliatory anil mollifying way, with sweet reasonableness, is of that eu phemistic character which pleases the ear but w hich does not satisfy the reason. How foolish the American people would be to hazard the continuance of proserity by voting into power a party whose lirst declared principle is hos tility to the policy of protection on the way our business is conducted. A third party has split oil' from the Republican party, not for any one principles, nor, imleed, with any prin ciple at all, but merely to gratify per sonal ambition and vengeance. There is running through the entire declared policy of the third party an entire w illingness to destroy every lim itation of a constitutional, representa tive goverment in order that, by short cuts, various reforms may be accomp lished by the decrees of u benevolent dcsK)lisin, to be supported by the a claim of hero-worshipping. Grand Opening Of Star Theatre Great Success Messrs Hill & Torrey, the new man; agersof the Star Theatre, held their formal grand opening Friday, October 11, at that popular little theatre, which was a pronounced success, from an amusement as well as a tinancial stand point. A very pleasing program had tiecn at ranged, starting with a parade at seven o'clock and a band concert in front of the theatre by Fleck's Concert Hand. On passing into the theatre each one was presented with carnations and roses by three little white gowned tlower girls. Rummler's well known and fine orchestra furnished the music for the show, and after an overture the illustrated song "As long as the Sham rock Grows Green," was sung by Mrs. Albert Rummler in fine voice and in her usual capable manner. Next on the program was a very interesting comedy picture. Then came JCddie Torrey, that funny comedian, as he is styled in a black face singing and talk ing act, introducing his famous musical boot. He held the stage for fourteen minutes, keeping the audience in an uproar of laughter from start to finish. Mr. Torrey certainly li veil up to his name as a funny comedian being oblig ed to take two or three bows at the end of his act before his enthusiastic hearers were satisfied. The show closed with a very laugh able comedy picture and as each one passed out, they were unanimous in their verdict that they had enjoyed as tine a show for the money and as suc cessful an opening as was ever held in Belding. Three shows were given as above mentioned, about eight hundred attending. New lights and the decor ating of the lobby give the Star llieatre a very pleasing appearance and the management say they are not through Improving yet. adv No More Wet Walks Trimble and Avery Co., have com pleted their Peerless Lawn Edge Trim mer, and have a supply on hand, and now is the time to trim the edges of your Lawn, and a.void having water standing on your walk every time it rains. Phone 219 or drop postal for free demonstration no obligations to buy. adv CRANK SHOT ROOSEVELT Deer Licenses Deer Licenses have betn received and can be issued at any time. K. II. Iapham, Justice Peace A Definite Plan The man or woman, loy or girl, who begins to save by a definite plan, lays a solid foundation for happiness and prosperity yes, and health too. The savings habit grows upon one as results lend encouragement. There's no pleasure more wholesome than that which comes from reaping the rewards of subduing temptations to spend unwisely. The realization of a cherished sum for in vestment, for home making, home building, or self culture is within the reach of every money earner who will say And everyone who will say this can find a str g and helpful ally in Belding Savings Bank Belding, Michigan CAPITAL STOCK $50,000 00 SURPLUS and PROFITS 17,500 00 RESOURCES 440,000 00 II. J. LKONARI), Pres. A. N. BELDINO, V. Pres. W. S. LAMBF.RTSON, Cashier DlKKCTOKH H. J. Ix-onard A. N. lidding R C. Lloyd M. M. Belding, Jr.' V. C. Spicer V. P. Hetherington E. R Chappie V. 8. IamberUon United States depository of postal ings funds sav- Physlcians Say Wound Is Not Dang erousDastardly Attempt To Assassinate The Ex-Presl-dent Was Made In Milwaukee Theodore Roosevelt was Rhot in the breast at Milwaukee at 8 o'clock Mon day night by a crank named John Schrenck Just after he entered his auto mobile at his hotel to go to the Audi torium to deliver a speech. Col. Roose velt's life was probably saved by a manuscript of the speech which he de livered at night. The bullet struck the manuscript which retarded its force as it passed through into the flesh. Schrenck was prevented from firing a second shot by Albert H. Martin, who was standing in the car with the colo nel, leaping on to the assassin's shoul ders and bearing him to the ground. Capt. A. O. Girard, who was on the front seat jumped at the same time and in an instant the man was over powered and disarmed. Mr. Roosevelt insisted on going to the auditorium and making his speech he was afterward taken to a hospital where an examination by five physi cians showed the wound not to be a dangerous one. His attempted stayer lived in New York, his grandfather was a Bavarian brewer who went crazy and Schrenck was brought to this country by his uncle and aunt, Domick and Anna Flammang, 2?) years ago. Flammang opened a saloon at 320 East lOth-s, and the boy was known to his school mates as John Flammang. When fif teen he went behind the bar of his uncle's saloon as bartender. Thomas Harris, president of the Liquor Dealer's association said today that Schrenck was a member of the or ganization and was always considered to be a little bit oil- in his head. THE ROOSEVELT RALLY Large Attendance At Meeting Hull Moose Speakers Urge Voters To Stand For Roosevelt The meeting in the Opra House Sat urday evening drew a full house of both ladies and gentlemen and Fleck's Cor net Rand enlivened the getting to gether and the preliminary meeting with fine music, the committee had decorated the stage in an elaborate manner with the national colors and a back ground with .Mr. Roosevelts picture in full size while across the front was his favorite word "Delight ed." W. D. Hall was chairman of the meeting and in well chosen words he welcomed the crowd, made a good speech before introducing the speaker, outlined the plan, objects and aims of the Roosevelt Republican Club which it was proposed to organize and closed by reading the preamble pledge and declaration to vote for Theodore Roose velt. Mr. Hall's talk was well received and one thing is certain that with a little more training and experience he could make a far better speech than either one of the speakers he introduced. There w ere a good many democrats in the audience who were much pleased with the meeting and with any ref erences by the speakers advising re publicans to shift their votes to Teddy and other progressive partj candidates. A letter from Governor Osborn was read by Mr. Hall regretting his in ability to be present but wishing suc cess for the club and the principles it stands for. Noah Allen known as the '-Texas Cyclone" was the first speaker, he was I AMUSEMENTS lhe host of Belding admirers will be ready to greet Lyman Howes great Travel Festival at the Opera House to- marrow night, October 18th. He is bringing to our city this year some of the best pictures ever shown here. The new book play in which Nor man Hackett is starting this season will be seen at Belding Opera House Wednesday night, October 25, is a dramatization of Jlallie Krminie Rives' popular story, "Satan Sanderson," and anyone who has read the book will ap preciate the splendid possibilities af forded by the story for dramatic pur poses. The story has to do lajgely w ith a young minister, Rev. Henry Sander son and Hugh Slires, who bear a close resemblance. They were college boys together but the sudden and tragic death of one of his chums reformed tSatan' Sanderson, while Hugh con tinued his riotous living. Sanderson takes charge of a church at Anislon, the home of the Stires. Hugh returns, a pretending prodigal and marries the ward of his father, the girl whom San derson also loves. This same company is playing all the week at Lyceum Theater, Detroit, and is a positively guaranteed attraction. Prices 35, 50 and 75c. Seats on sale Saturday, Oc tober 19th. BUYS CITY SHOE STORE Thomas Welsh Has Bought Out Earl Wilson & Co. His Son Interested There's a new face at the helm in the Wilson 8hoe store these days. Earl Wilson who for the past eleven years has been the genial proprietor thereof, has sold out to Thomas Welsh of this city. Mr. Welsh is too well known in Belding to require any extended intro duction. The stock was purchased for his son Clarence, who will have charge of the business and is a well and favor ably known young man of Belding. Mr. Wilson will devote his time in the future to the interests of the R. M. Wilson & Co. Lumber and Planing mill business. While the Banner re- Krets the loss of Mr. Wilson from the personnel of the Main street roll of busi ness men, we gladly welcome the young er man to the field and wish him sue cess. Dr. F. A. Warren consul Ung physi cian for Edith A. Warren's Goitre and Catarrh Remedies, will be at thei Branch Ofllce over Rowland's Con fectionary store in Belding every Thurs day, Friday and Saturday from 10 m. to 8 p. m., for the purpose or con suiting with patients. Especially the treat men tjof goitre and catarrh, diseases of women and children, and chronic diseases, thirty Ave years experience adv n bad voice having taen a cold but is well rounded sentences and cli maxes in clinchng a point were listen ed to with marked attention. He was a republican all his life and an ofllce holder, he said, until a few- months ago when he quit the party Ixcausc of its corruption, bossism and the stealing of delegates at the Chicago convention, he was now a progressive party man and proud to le a member of the bull moose party. Four years ago it was sup pose I he said that Taft was elected president but instead his brother Charley was president. His sieech was a good one from the prog ressive party stand point. Mrs. Edith Berry sang a beautiful song, "lhe Banner of the t ree," and its rendition was loudly applauded her words were distinct and her voice carried to every part of the large hall. Mayor George R Ellis mixed in with is siecch several good stories and jollied up the crowd he made himself solid with the ladies in his reference to woman suffrage when he declared himself in favor of it. Both he and Mr. Allen argued that the Progressive Party was a party for the common people in the interests of humanity and favored making laws for the protection of child labor and short er hours for women. They evidently forgot however that Michigan already as excellent laws aiong mis line placed there by the republican party as several of our local factory interests already can testify to and sieak of from experence. Mr. Ellis grew eloquent in his plea for down trodden humanity and the laboring man and woman urging a vote for Mr. Roosevelt and the principles of the Progressive Party as a solution of the problem. Mr. Ellis referred to his coming here two years ago and said that he was proud that his entrance in the congressional race defeated Mr. Dieke- ma, but contrasted his coming at that tjme when he had to introduce himself with the fine introduction and reception he had been given on this occasion. The meeting was a good one and at the close a club was organized with W. 1). Hall, president; Fred L. Warn er, secretary ana iierueri Angeii, treasurer. Two hundred signatures have been secured to the pledge since Mr. Roosevelt organized the party in Chicago. Charles L. Kling of Palo the progressive party candidate for representative was present and handed out cards to the crowd as they passed out of the hall. On the stage with the chairman and speakers were Dr. G. F. Smith, Fred L. Warner, W. C. Spicer, F. W. How ard and Rev. Edrie Collins. Something New A pan cake griddle made for use with gas. Gas Ofllce. specially Call and see it at the BARNEY CURTIS GISE SETTLED City Council Votes That He Is A Citizen Of The United States ADOO ABOUT NOTHING Matter Of Citizenship Has Been Controvers For Past Two Years Or More In The Brfrney C. Curtis case regarding his citizenship has finally come to an end and it is sincerely to be hoped that the City and Common Council will not be bothered with it any more. The case was tried out at a special meeting of the Council last Friday and as will be noted in the Couneil Pro ceedings the charges brought against him fell Hat and he came through with fiying colors, showing that he is now a full fledged citizen and has been ever since his great grandfather was born somewhere down in New York more than a hundred years ago. The Curtis families moved to Canada and when Barney was eight years old his folks came to Michigan, such good jurists as old Judge Lovell of Ionia and many others told Jonas Curtis Barney's fath ther that he didn't need to take out papers that he was a better citizen of the United Slates than a w hole lot of men who had been born under the United States flag. Barney says the whole thing is a piece of spile work brought about by meddelsome talkers. Of course when it was injected into the City Council it was their duty to carry it on to a finish. Our Great Removal Sale is still on in full force We are offering the greatest bargains in WALL PAPER ever known in Belding. Better antic ipate your future needs and buy dur ing this great sale Wortley & French AN EXTRAORDINARY 5 SPECIAL OFFER IN CHINA S Wo hov hnnntifiil lines in onen stock also in ft Austria and hand painted, from the cheapest to the best. I will appreciate your patronage. A. B. Hull Jeweler and Optometrist 8 I: Last Thursday, thirty-live members of the I). of R. lodge went to Chad wick and visited Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Smith. They had one of the extra fine times of their lives and when Mr. Smith got the whole bunch of ladies on his hay scales the weigh beam registered 3K00 pounds. Edith Williams captured a pound of candy for guessing the nearest to the weight. Mr. Smith brought lhe whole lodge home on a hayrack. Mr. and Mrs. Hnry Allen of Breck enridge are guests of their son Bruce. This is just to remind you that we sell the famous Bissell and Invite your inspection of the same, as well as everything else in the line of Furniture, Carpets, Rugs and linoleum Miller & Harris Furniture Co. Belding Block Phone 350 May Make Cider The report going through some of the newspapers and hawked around among the farmers and owners of cider mills that the law forbids cider making or selling while it is sweet or for vin egar is a fake and started for a purpose to discredit local option. Every farmer and cider maker can make all the sweet cider and vinega he has a mind to and sell it, but he must not let it get hard and deal it out as a beverage. Soft drink places must be careful how they handle hard cider SAVE YOUR HOGS There is a whole lot of hop; cholera going around. It may be your hogs next. Dr. HESS' STOCK FOOD Is a preparation to prevent this disease and we absolutely guarantee it to prevent it or refund your money. CONNELL'S DRUG STORE Brinton F. Hall, President Frank R. Chase, Vice President OFFICERS W. Lee Cusser, Cashier Ambrose Spencer, Asst. Cashier Yy ami Take' Sft (LOG3 in your advancing age while the wheels go round provided jou have acquired the saving habit. YouVill never become a bank depository any younger. Why not start the account now and with this bank? Wn mn nflWd vou everv convenience consistent with sound and conservative?) . . j j banking, mam United States Depository for Postal Savings Funds atom DIRECTORS Frank R. Chase Brinton F. Hall Chas. Eddy VV. L. Cusser H. L. Page Geo. W. Moulton Frank L. Moon Fred Underwood John Hessler Geo. Hoppough also.