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TT7T TTTrTVT ID) A TTTVTTr?in TWELVE PAGES inline Tk BANNER go into 96 out of very 100 hom in boldinf. (circulation this week 2200 M2j TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR No. 17 BELDING. MICH., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1914 TWO CENTS THE COPY B H SCHOOL 111 IS CHOSEN BT THE BOH OF EDUCATION successful candidate chom:xi from field or nearly si : i:ty. MORLEY E. OSBORNE TO BE SUPERINTENDENT Hits Had Years of SiMx-esxful ET- JdltM ail(l Is PltH'mlllOllll.V IVo- gressive. At a special meeting held Monday night the Hoard of Education voted to tender a contract to Moiiey H. Os )orne of Hastings to become the sup erintendent of the Belding Sc hools for the coining year at a salary of $2,000. Mr. Osborne is an educator of ex perience and of marked ability. He has had a highly successful career as a superintendent of schools in various Michigan cities. Mr. Osborne is known to the teach ing fraternity of the state as a man who stands preeminently for progress in education, JJe is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is 40 years old. There were upwards of 70 candi dates for the tsu peri n tendency. The matter of engaging other teach ers to Jill existing vacancies will be left largely tor the new superintendent. LINCOLN REPORTS BIG BUSINESS trade IX this spring history of store. LAHGI tin: Lincoln's Department store reports the biggest business .this spring that has ever been enjoyed by this popu lar and progressive concern. This coming week the management is planning on still bigger business for the simple reason that the store is of fering to the people of Belding and vicinity some really wonderful bar- On page 11 of this week's Banner will be found an announcement of these bargains. It will , pay you read it. to DRAMATIC TENOR 4 Y Ki-y " ?T . - ; ,1l! , j- t ,. v: I Ambrose Jay Wyrick. Dramatic Tenor of Chicago will give a concert in the Central Methodist church lure next Wednesday night, April 2:. at eight fifteen, under the auspices of the Philathea Bible class. This will be looked forward to by Belding people, who know Mr. Wyrick, with special interest. Mr. Wyriek was born in (Ireenville, Michigan and came to Belding at the age of thirteen to work in the Rich ardson Silk Mill. lie went to Crand Rapids when fifteen and started his musical career. After finishing there he went to Chicago and taught in the Hinshaw Conservatory of Music. One year ago he was called upon by the Chapman-Alexander Mission of (J las cow, Scotland to do solo work. The work called for his touring through the Kuropean countries over a period of five years and one year only has been completed. During his Kuropean tour his smallest audience was over six thousand people. Mr. Wyrick has an exceptional voice, which is conced ed by people who have heard him to be remarkable. SONS OF VETERANS HAVE CALLED MEETING Men in c harge of the organization of the Sons of Veterans camp lure have called a meeting of all the sign ers to the organization and those sons of veterans who are willing to join such an organization to be held at the O. A. R. hall Thursday night at seven o'clock. The purpose of the meeting Js to plan the organization and pos sibly do the preliminary work toward a completed camp. Knough men have jald In the dues or have agreed to pay so that the organization Is an assured success. All sons or grandsons of Veterans are eligible to the organiza tion. It is planned to close the meet ing In time for those who desire to at tend other meetings of the same eve ning to do so. BRUBAKERT0 GIVE ILLUSTRATED LECTURE William A. Bruhaker of Detroit Is j to lie at thj Methodist church Thurs j day night to give an Illustrated lec jture. Ills subject will be "The Liquor ' Problem." A series of stereoptlcon views will be shown. Following the ! lecture on the liquor problem Mr. j llruhaker w ill show another series of j views illustrating the Panama Canal. J No admission fee w ill be charged but ! children are expected to be accom panied by their parents. The meeting j ; will be interesting, educational and! entertaining. I LOWELL TRIMS BELDING Belding High school base ball team met the Lowell team In a fast battle at the Athletic Park here Thursday afternoon. It was the first game the season and was more of a limber ing up event than a battle for the' fin ish. The Lowell nine were in playing order and carried away the day with a score of three to seven. The field was heavy, being of a clay substance. This caused unpleasantness and Inconven ience. The battery for the local team was Wadie Hein, Philip Jakeway and Lester Jersey. GALGIUM CHLORIDE 10 RE RINOER FOR T cost will xot i:xci:i:i that OF SPRlXKLIXti WITH watkr. Following the action of the council regarding the application of Calcium Chloride on the streets the Belding Coal and Ice Company prepared a peti tion to be circulated among the busi ness men along the street asking them to assist in paying the expense of ap plying it. Orba McCoy has had the paper in charge and has almost com pleted the rounds. Almost without ex ception thf merchants, and others have 'responded. Several of them are not satisfied that the use of Calcium Chloride will be a good material for the streets. They all seem to be will ing however, to try it out, in the ab sence of a pavement, instead of using oil again. The Belding Coal and Ice Company have received a large wheel street sweeper from Crand Rapids. Before applying the Calcium Chloride to the streets the present oily dust will be swept oft and the streets given a gen era I cleaning. The tost to the merchants will utl exceed that of sprinkling with water, and with proper application it Is un derstood that it will be thoroughly satisfactory as a binder for the dust.. COLUMBIA CLUB HELD TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING FIFTY-IIVi: I'LOl'Li: ATTIIXD FIIAST AT HOMi: OF W. D. HALL, FRIDAY. The Columbia Club held its twenty third annual meeting and feast at the home of W. D. Had last Friday. Fifty-five people sat down to the din ner, forty of whom are members of the organization. The foundation of the feast was thicken pie, but the number of good things that were s rv ed with it were so great that the chicken pie finally became only one of the many dishes going to make up the banquet. Following the dinner a short pro gram was given, but the larger part of the day was taken up in a general visit and good time. The new officers elected were President, Piatt Rowland, Vice President. Jay Cooley; Secretary, elected were President, Piatt Rowland; Mrs. Piatt Rowland; Treasurer, Char les (Jodfrey. The original meeting of the Colum bia Club was held t the home of W. D. Pond twenty-two years ago March 1. At that meeting only four or five couples were present. The persons present after talking the mat ter over decided that a social club in their neighborhood, Ashley, would be unc of the best features that the resi dents could have. A set of ofllcers were elected for the coining year and each member of the charter organiza tion was given the chance to Invite two other couples to join the club the next year. From this beginning the Columbia Club has grown to be an organization highly prized by Its mem bers. Besides the annual banquet which has been held on the sixteenth of March, or as near that date as pos sible, the c lub has a picnic every year annually, in June. This Is the first year that the spring meeting has been neni in April, n was voted a year ago to hold It, after the roads became good In the spring, which will bring the date' in April hereafter. Next year's meeting will be held at the home of Richard Ixng street. liowrn Ctt AM'alcd. In the case of Verne Bowen against the Belding Basket Co. Bowen refused to accept the decision of the arbitra tion board, by which approximately fifty dollars was allowed. He has appealed the case to the full Industrial Accident Board for review. COMING YE BUCKLEY PROPERTY SOLD Joseph 1'. Buckley who Inserted a Want Advertisement In the ltanner classified column, telling that ho wish ed to trade a house and lot for a good work team found a ready sale for his property. The house was sold last week to Dell A. Lewis. Mr. Buckley Is of the opinion that Banner want ads pay. Had he not inserted the want ad In the ltanner he might have searched the city and community for weeks for a possible customer. This would have cost him much time and money. Even then he would not have known whether he received the best bargain that was to be had. By In serting a small liner In the Banner one gets in touch with all of the possible ' customers for the article that is for sale. If an article Is wailted the ad i will find all of the articles of the kind ! desired that are In the territory. From 1 these the buyer can select the one ; best suited to his needs. A Banner want ad costing a few cents will do : things for you that It would cost you ' dollars J.i in any ethei way ; FIRE VISITER 10 OF SHELL ROUSES defective chimneys supposed to have caused both fires. The fates seemed to be against W. F. Sanded last Sunday when It came to fires. Two of his houses caught SUNDAY I lire almost witnin an nour. me most tion of even a larger churn within the damage was done at the house on the'm.xt few months. (north side of the river. This house ( occupied by the Slayer family was al ; most totally destroyd. The family I and friends were able to remove most I of the furniture before the structure ; fell in. The loss to the Slayer family j will not be great except the being thrown out of a home, j At the other house, on Alderman j street, the flames burned away a rear t room and damaged the walls and ceil j ing in some of the adjoining rooms, also part of the upstairs. Slight dam I age to the furniture, i The combined loss to Mr. Sanded at both places will about total live ) hundred dollars, covered by insurance. ! The loss to the occupants of the homes ; will probably not reach a figure above 'one hundred dollars. Both tires are 'supposed to have originated from over ) heated stove pipes that passed through ' the floor. E MEN'S STORE FOR It is with much interest and con cern that the Banner announces that iMr. Abe Friedman will soon move into , new quarters where he expects to han dle only the highest grade of mer chandise that is known. Mr. Fried man has been a merchant of our city for 10 years and has been proven to be a man of his word and when he says that his store will be one of the new est and most up-to-now Men's Fur nishing and Clothing stores in this part of Michigan, we believe that's what he means, lie will continue t handle that class of merchandise that will have merit and come-hack-for-more- of the-same-kind quality in them. He says. that, "It Is i not the water that falls on the land that makes the crop, it is that which sinks in." He will as heretofore handle that Class of merchandise that will have the "sink in" quality to th'in, ,the kind that holds and products more ' customer. His largely increased cap acity will enable him to carry a more extensive assortment and afford better service to his rapidly increasing trade, i In order to reduce his present stock of mcrchandis', as he desires to take as little of it as possible into his new j quarters, he is going to offer, w e un derstand, goods at such low figures ;that the people of this locality will do ; well to watch every adv that emits from his pen and watch the prices very ' closely that he quotes. Read his page advertisement in the Banner this week. JURY RENDERED VERDICT OF S50 I" E l AMAGR ASKI'D WAS TWOT1IOUS AXI OI'RX DITCH I'LOODFD KING FARM. In the case of Kimble King against Fred Benton tried in circuit court at Ionia Monday the Jury brought in a v,r1(.t allowing fifty dollars damages. In the case It was claimed by King that Benton had dug a ditch through his farm, about three and one half miles south east of Belding, nnd that the ditch had been left open Instead of being tiled. The open ditch carried more water than the tile ditch would have carried thus flooding the King farm. The amount of damages asked was $2,000. Benton purchased the King farm recently, on a mortgage sale. The farm Joins the Benton farm on the rear. The purchase price of the farm at the sheriff's sale was $1300, being the face of the mortgage. QUIPPED BELO NG SOON 0 BRYON SUPPLIES FINE LOCAL MARKET F, makes five thousand ; Lo.vs of ice CI t ham im:h VRML L Farmer are finding a ready sale for their cream at, Frank O'Bryon's store. Mr. O'Bryon has a modernly equipped creamery In the basement of his store, lie buys cream from the farmers iu the surrounding country at the highest market price. This cream is made into velvet Ice Cream for his laie trade. About five thousand gal lons a ye ir are made. Each year the output Increases over the preceding year. By far the larger share of this cream is sold in Mr. O'Bryon's leu cream parlor, on the first floor of the building. Some of it however, is sold to oealers out of the city. ! S(, presented her , with a lovely birth- i After making all of the ice cream j day cake made by Mary Steere. They that is necessary to supply the trade, took a hike to the woods near Kldd tbe rest of the day's supply of sweet ' vllle where the lunch was served. ! cream is allowed to ripen Into the i proper shape for making the celebrat ed Silk City Creamery butter. From four to five hundred pounds per week lis the average output. This is churn t ed in one of the modern types of churn usually used only in the large J creameries of the state. It is moulded Into bricks of the customary size and sold to the local dealers. A small part of It Is packed In jars for the con sumers who bring their jars to the plant. The success of the plant is be coming so marked and the capacity is being taxed so strongly that Mr. ! O'Bryon is considering the installa- 'i The large cooler at the rear of the ; work room provides a place in which to store all of the perishable goods of the establishment. Hundreds of pounds of butter and a corresponding amount of other things may be stored with ease. Mr. O'Bryon is making a, local mar ket for cream that is equal to the best in the land. In fact he often places a premium on fresh, , sweet cream. He has an arrangement with several of his patrons whereby he can call them ip on the phone and inform them that he needs more sweet cream at once and it will be supplied within the hour. Whipping and cofYee cream many times requires special attention so that it may be the very best pos sible. The cream market started in a small way by Mr. O'Bryon luus continued to grow from the start and with no un due effort on his part bids fair to be come a large Industry In the near fu ture. Kach week in the. Banner he quotes the price paid for butterfat at the store. In connection with the ice cream and butter business a large line of fruits and confections are handled. His soda fountain is one of the busy places, if not the busiest place in town. TEN GREENVILLE LADIES TAKE HIKE FOR HEALTH The warm days of last week were too much for some of the ladies of Greenville. They simply couldn't stay in the house. On Friday morning ten of them donned their traveling clothes, packed their dinners in bas kets and knapsacks and placarded themselves for identification, in case they were lost, antl started on a cross country hike. About eleven o'clock the whole party arrived In Belding in good spirits but tired. They went to the Dennis studio and had a picture taken and then started on the return trip. They consider that the trip was beneficial to them, and especially so at this time of year. It took them about three and one half hours to make the trip from Greenville to Belding. RECALLS PAST FORM i:r HAS bulbing piu: ( hub had unsavory cri:i:r. Word has been received here of the suicide near Cedar Rapids, la. of D. Clark a former Belding preacher. The body was found last week in a Jake near the Iowa city. Despondency over stomach trouble Is supposed to have led to the act. Bev. W. D. Clark was the pastor of the Christian church here, in 1 K 1 -!2. He came here again in 1!0 4 and prcacht d in the Congregational church one Sunday as a candidate for the pastorate. The last time he was in the city he came from 1'reeport, Mich., to otllcl ate at the wedding of Mr. George Wlddicomb and Miss Clara Hogel. In the early nineties after leaving Belding Clark went to Illinois, thence to Billings, Montana, and In 1904 to Freeport,' Mich., where he became In volved In a love affair with his wife's sister, forged a note and fled with her to Honolulu. He was captured there and brought to Hastings and on June: IS, 1907, Judge Clement Smith sen- tented him to Ionia prison for live to 14 years. The case caused a sensation on account of Clark's high standing In church circles.'. lie was discharged last June. Occasionally there are those prefer to meet man who will a dollar than to meet a man I would lend a hand. who lend who CLARK U G UNDERWOOD'S HEINZ DAY i Next Saturday will be "Heinz Baked 1 Beans Day" at the Underwood Bros., store on Pleasant street. A demon strator will be here to show the sup erior qualities to be found in Heinz Baked Beans. At the Underwood store a semi-circle of cans of beans have been stacked in pyramid form on the floor. Each tier of cans is re iduced by two until the top of the pile, j about tw elve feet, has been reached. One only Is orth top tier. In the 'stack there is a can for every home In lidding. Deliveries will be made from j the top of the pile all of the time. You j will want to get your can after seeing) and hearing the demonstrator Satur- day. Bead Underwood's advertise ment on page two telling all about "Heinz Beans." ENTERTAINED BY PUPILS Five of Miss Dorothea Foess' pupils chaperoned by Mary Steere, enter tained her with a weiner roast Satur day, as it was her birthday. They al TO HAVE MEETING WILL STUDY RITUALISTIC WORK t EXECUTIVE committee WILL REPORT. The signed members and those in terested in becoming members of the Belding Orange will have a meeting at the City Hall next Saturday after noon at one o'clock. During the lec ture hour there will be a short pro gram given. A study of the ritualistic work will also be taken up at this hour. r At the meeting Saturday the com mittee appointed to look Up the future meeting place of the order will make its report, and a future home for the grange decided Upon. Several places have been considered, it Is understood but there seems to be no better place than the Ll. Trail hall above the Met ropolitan clothing store. As the work of organizing proceeds the grange and its possible work is growing iu interest. There Is every evidence that the organization will be very strong here. Additional mem bers are being secured every day and each one Is becoming a booster for the Orange and Its work among the far mers and in the community. ' TO PREACH HERE SUNDAY -ON TRIAL COMIIS HIGHLY Kl XOMM I :X Dl :D WILL ALSO ATTRXD I'll.W- i:r si:r ici:s. At the Congregational church next Sunday April '2t', Rev. Charles Up ;ham of llersey will occupy the pulpit j both morning and evening. Mr. Up 1 ham comes here as a candidate for the pastorate and has been very highly recommended by Rev. .1. W. Suther land of Lansing, state superintendent of the Congregational churches. Mr. 1'pham will arrive in the city , Friday and attend the prayer service and special meeting at the church in t;e evening the regular Thursday evening service having been postponed on account of the temperance lecture in the M. R. Church on that evening, i It is hoped and expected that all r, rubers of the church and society will endeavor to hear Mr. Upham. GARAGE SOLD - LYPPS BROTHERS BUYERS; W. It. CANNON' WILL GO TOGRAND RAPIDS. FATIIFR WILL RE MAIN IIFRR. ; The Cannon and Co., , Garage on ; north Bridge street, owned by Rlch iard Cannon and his son W. R., has ' ; been sold to Fred and Boy Lypps. 1 (Richard Cannon will remain here but I 1 W. R. Cannon will go to Grand Rap-! lids. He will probably go Into the elec- j trical business there. I Roy Lypps has had about three and i ; one half years experience in the re- , pairing of automobiles in Chicngo, and j is thoroughly competent to handle any piece of work that is given him. j j Fred Lypps comes from Stanton and ! w hile he has not had, so much exper ience, will be very efficient in the garage business here. The Lypps .Brothers will handle some line of. automobiles, but have not definitely , decided a-s yet which make they will push. One of the new features at the1 garage Is a Self Serving Gasoline Sys-j tern. The server, connected with a six j 'hundred gallon supply tank is placed on the street. An automobilist can drive his car up to the server at any time, deposit a quarter or half dol lar In a slot and the machine will tl raw line. him the desired amount of gaso- No man Is useless In this world who lightens the burden of It for anyone else. Dickens. SATURDAY AFTERNOON CHARLES U m PETITION OPPOSING SUNDAY BALL OFFERED WANT GENERAL SUPPORT i : - . a MAJESTIC THEATER IS T0J1E-0PEN SOON operating booth has been movi'u nearer to front OF BOOM. N. 1' owners Warner and his son Claude, of the Majestie Theatre. to gether with workmen began Work Monday morning re-arranging the .room to conform with the specifica tion required by the state fire warden. The booth in which the lantern is ! operated is being moved forward fo rward the front entrance and placed : to the side of the room. This will al i low of its being made larger. The seats are being placed nearer the wall thus making a wider aisle. , Although the Majestic will occupy .the room for only a short time the j owners are anxious that it be made 'perfectly safe, sanitary and pleasant. . Within a few weeks they expect to i move the Theatre from its present location to the room now occupied by ;the Metropolitan clothing store. The ! arrangement, although only tempor ary will greatly augment the service I at the Majestic. The new plans will j allow the placing of several additional : rows of chairs. ELDER E. 1DGE HONORED RY MAPLE RAPIDS CITIZENS I'ormf.kly i:nrri:i) m:wsi.pi:r in bi.lihm; also iri:acii i:d iii:ri:. Rapids Dispatch of April The Majde 18 gives a lenjjjhy description of a birthday celebration given to Rev, R. Mudge of "that place on the previous Saturday. The occasion was Rev. Mudge's eightieth birthday. The arti cle states that almost u hundred of his old time friends and neighbors gathered in the I. O. O. F. hall there and spread a sumptuous feast. Follow ing the dlnnei an appropriate program was given in which Rider Mudge ex pressed the satisfaction of being hon ored In the town In which he had liv ed almost continually since he was 23 years of age. In that time he stilted that he had served the people as teacher, preacher and politician. K. Mudge will be remembered by the older residents of Belding as hav ing preached here many years ago in the Christian church. lie was also, at one time, editor of the Belding Home news published by Mudge and Kendall. This paper, started In 1ST! was a small leaflet containing about four average columns of reading mat ter. PEOPLE OF BELDING SEE LES ISERJBLES .: LARGR CROWDS AT STAR TUFA TF.R SLR HUGO'S GHRAT MASTRRPIFCi;. That the citizens of Belding appreci ate high class entertainment was proven without a doubt, last Wednes day evening when two record break ing crowds filled the auditorium of the Star theatre. Long before 7:30 there was not standing room, and " patient crowd of good natured people filled the lobby and side walk in front of the theatre, until the matchless story of romance and adventure, Les Miserables, by S'ictor Hugo, had been given once, taking fully two and a half hours to run oft the nine reels, with scarcely a wait between. The privilege of .seeing this ex quisite interpretation of the great French writer's masterpiece, played by a cast of the finest artists of the a rls stage was made possible by Manager Warner, who had faith in the'good taste of his patrons, and who will, no doubt, provide more of the same high order. The nominal fee of twenty cents was charged, where in the larger titles the same privilege costs fifty cents. The pictures were clear and steady and each change of expression on the strong face of Jean Valjean, played by Henry Krauss, of the Sarah Bern hardt theatre in Paris, was clearly depicted. The exquisite acting of Ii Petite Ttonet, as "Cossette," was a wonderful study in the art of acting. Those who waited till 9:30 for the opportunity to see this play, felt more than repaid for their long wait. The reputation of this little theatre is now made and its patrons hope the standard may never be lowered. BISHOP CONFIRMS TWO Rt. Rev. John N. McCormick. Epis ' copal bishop of the diocese of Western Michigan, confirmed Miss Carrie Rhodes and Miss Pearl Davis at Holy 'Trinity mission Thursday evening and preached a sermon on the topic "Lions (in the way" the lions being difficul ties which we meet in trying to pro gress. While here, the bishop, who is chairman of the state Board of Cor rections and Charities inspected the jail and pronounced It in satisfactory condition. He also visited the Rich ardson dormitory nnd was very well pleased with that institution. good MEN' available FOB RAT ti:hv. manager and FIRST base. MAYOR WILL ENFORCE CLOSED SUNDAY IDEA Kalpii Woldiing or Holland May come Manager of Ixal Team , Ik. The following petition is being cir culated in the city and Is meeting with general and just approval. "We, the undersigned pledge our selves to maintain and support by weekly contributions set after our names for the support of a city ball team to play one afternoon mid-week and Saturdays, ' believing that the business places of our city will be will ing to close their places of business one afternoon during the week from 2:30 until 5:00 during the game." Those In charge of the baseball sit uation have applications on file from Ralph Woldrlng, of Holland, who Is a noted pitcher and who would be come manager; also J'aul Bailey, of St. Louis, Mich., who pitched here last year. In addition to these they can get i "Lefty" Layden and C. D. Pfab. both of Pittsburg, Pa. The former is an I excellent first baseman and the latter : a good short stop. Shepard of Green J vide is anxious to return again as j catcher. Following the circulation of a paper in favor of Sunday bad the faction op posed to it prepared another paper, , which was circulated in the churches and elsewhere. Between 450 and 500 ; names were secured. The report has been received from the ministers of the city stating that . ' the mayor had asserted himself as be- ! ing opposed to Sunday bad at the , Athletic field and will use his auth- ! orjty to prevent it. They also say that y. C. Spicer has informed them that he expects to move out to his farm and will not favor Sunday playing there. J. J. REALY CASE IS THROWN OUT OF COURT AT IONIA .ll'DOi: DAVIS HOLDS MFDICAL PRACTICi: ACT UXCOXSTI , TUTIOXAL. .The case of Chiropractor J. J. Healy charged with practicing medicine without a license, was thrown out of court Thursday when it came to trial in the circuit court before Judge Davis at Ionia. Judge Davis held that the law on which complaint was brought and which is styled the Medi cal practice act was unconstitutional. According to the judge the title of the law is not broad enough to cover the act, is uncertain an(' nncapable of enforcement and a violation of the ourtecnth amendment of the consti tution of the United States. The prosecuting attorney, for the people, will undoubtedly appeal the ease to the state supreme court. The finding of the court was a com plete vindication of the wrk of the defendant as a chiropractor and it enables him to continue his practice just as though no action had been iiroiight. A number of witnesses had subpoenaed by the prosecutor were in attendance at the trial Belding and vicinity. Among been and from those were Mrs. Chas. Hammond. Mrs, Del ia Roosevelt, Mrs. Edward Trail, Mrs. Fred Deitz. Samuel Davis. Frank Dib ble. Dr. E. V. Lltle, Dr. G. A. Stan ton and Orbie McCoy. None of tle witnesses were called upon however, as the ease was thrown out of court before testimony was taken. One of the points of Judge DoVis decision was to the effect that chiro practors should of rights come before a special examining board composed of men of like teaching. WabaU Club Meeting. The Wa basis Club held its annual meeting Monday evening and elected ; officers for the coming year as fol lows: president, C. M. Wise; vice pres ! blent, H. R. Unger; secretary-treasurer W. B. Reed, steward. I. L. Hubbell. The meeting was held at the Hotel , Belding. GRATTAN GLEANERS TO MEET WITH WILL JEHUS, SAT. MAY 2 The G rat tan Ancient Order of Gleaners will hold their next regular i meeting with Mr, and Mrs. Will Jenks Saturday May 2 general picnic dinner with frank furts. The following program has been ar ranged : Song by Arbor. : Reading Mrs. Im Tuthlll. Recitation Glen Jenks. Song Mildred Rookey. ; Reading Mrs. Ralph Hall. Instrumental Music Alice Smith. Discussion Which Is the most pro fitable and beautiful shade tree to plant, led by Geo. Smith. A tree guessing game.