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TE( PAGES Try BANNER Wants If you w-tJi to II or buy betVM vorybody ! tho Bannor TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR-No. 52 BELDING, MICH., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 27. 10U TWO CENTS THE COPY BAN NER o o X PERE MARQUETTE OFFICIALS MEET THE BELDING SHIPPERS ciur.r r.xrcvTivr. (irncnt v. A. Ci A lilt! "FT EXPLAINS CON DITION' or koi Tin head officials of the IV rr Mar-qiH-tti railroad came, to 1 Itlinjz last Fri day morning in a special car for a get acquainted meeting. Local freight agent, C. W. Ilrigham, had made tin rounds of the business places in the early morning and invited the nun to a meeting at the City Hall at eleren oYlock. V About fifty people, comprising the fac- ry heads and the merchants, were on ""wind promptly at the hour set. W. A. Garrett, chief executive officer of the IV re Marquette, was introduced by Mayor Underwood. He talked earnestly and enthusiastically for almost an hour. Mr. Garrett made it very plain that the railroad was in dire need of money. II' said that it was forced to operate the road by the Commerce Commission. In order to do it efficiently they required for immediate car repairs 3o (.IK.' . If this amount could not be obtained they would lose the use of several thousand cars. The Commission requires that the road lie operated efficiently, and this required, said Mr. (Jarrctt, tit eserviccs of compe tent workmen. A recent canvass of. the Vint of engineers now running on the IV re Marquette shows that the average length of service of the engineers, working as engineers, was twenty-eight year-. The average length of service of the con ductors, working as conductors, was twenty-three years. The management of the road was re quired to purchase, a few days ago, said Mr. (larrett, five new locomotives at a cost of 23,000 each. The average cost of a country station is 2,"oo. All of these things the Pere Marquette needs ' And is required to have if it continues to operate. Where to get the iiwjncy with which to buy this equipment is the thing that confronts the management at every turn. The Commission and government con trol the freight rates, said (larrett. The state of Michigan has a maximum freight rate of .ooii. This mean; that the rail (Continucd from page 0) A LONG ILLNESS Ch ninet y S. Barnes, fi2, and for fifteen years a resident of lidding, died at his home at the corner of Ionia and Wash ington streets, Tuesday morning. Mr. Barnes was employed at one time in the shoe factory. He has been in poor health for over a year but was not known to be serious until he was found in bed Tuesday morning breathing heav ily. Dr. I.itle was called but Mr. Barnes was too low to recover. Besides the wife who mourns his loss, Mr. Barnes leaves three children. Irene of Butterworth Hospital, (1 rami Hapids, and Bertha and Tom of this city. POST OFFICE AND STORES WILL CLOSE almost all nr.sii:ss placfs WILL Ollsr.llVi: NATIONAL HOLIDAY JI!l!lllllllll!!l:lllllilllllll!lll!l!!nii;!;;i!l!lll!i:!l!l!lllinilllllllllllllllllll!IIIIIIILb 1 CLOTH I . NO 1 All Day The Hub Clothing Co. A. Friedman. I Scott's Ileudy-to-Weur Store. I 1 SIIOFS I I All Day Orlo Morse & Co. 1 (iuy Alexander. 1 M. E. Peck & Son. 1 DltY GOODS 1 All Day H. C. Lloyd. 1 Jensen - Wheeler. I F. D. Lincoln. f DFIWHTMF.NT .STOHIX Afternoon 1 ' H. Patterson. W. F. Pricker. HAKDWAKi; STOUTS f All Day T. Frank Ireland Co. The lidding Hardware Co. JIAVHLKV STOHHS 1 All Day George Thomas. A. 15. Hull. 1 I hakiifh shops Af'rit(oii iiiiriiiiiiiitiiiii!iiiiiiiiii'iiii!i!iiiiimiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiutiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir?. The above named business places v. Ill observe Mmorial Day by closing, iao.it of them all day. The department stores will be open in the forenoon and the grocery stores will be open all day. Postmaster Pricker has given out the following statement as to post cilice elosinu: yielding Post Office On the morn ing of May 20, Decoration Day, city carriers will collect mall from boxes. No malls will be delivered during tho day. Carriers and genera delivery windows will be open from 0 a. in. to 10 a. m. All out going mail will be dispatched at the regular time. W. F. Pricker, Postmaster. WARNER-SPENCER CASE IN IUSTICE COURT The case of Charit y Warner vs. J ml II. Silencer for a claim of S1C.00 alleg to be due the plaintiff for work done on Spencer's dwelling house is on call in Justice A. L. Spencer'. court next Friday morning at nine o'clock. Spencer claims that Warner agreed to take sixteen dollars worth of music lessons from him as part payment. Warner, he claims, did not live up to his contract and did not finish the re pairs. Fred L. Warner is the attorney for Warner and K. H. Laphani will argue the case for Spencer. JOHN DAWSON IS TAKEN TO IONIA John Dawson, who was recently mixed up in a fight with Louis Cartridge and .lames right, was located in Heed City one day last week by Deputy Sheriff Murk lloppough, and brought back to lidding, charged with an unnameable crime against two boys and taken to Ionia Saturday morning, where he was lodged in jail. Dawson was arraigned in Justice Spen cer's court Wednesday morning. The case was set for trial nere next week Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock a. in. Fred L. Warner is the attorney for the defendant. ZETH 1. GOODING T 222 i:-PiiisoNi:its or anphh sox villi-: ritisoN visit siti: Z. W. Gooding has returned front his trip, with 221 others of the state of New York, to tla- scene of Andersonville prison. The New York legislature ap propriated ,2i,0ou to tie used in trans porting and lodging all of the living ex prisoners of war, from their state, who had been lodged in prison there to the scene of the last camping grounds of thousands of their Vomradcs. The occasion of the New York com rades' visit was the unveiling of the monument on the site of the notorious civil war rebel prison. The party visited the sites of Libby, Danville, Salisbury and Andersonville prisons. At the latter place there is a government reservation that contains the graves of 13,73s prisoners who died either in Andersonville or the other prisons or on the field of battle near Macon. Twelve thousand eight hundred and forty-seven men are known to have died in Andersonville alone. The party of 222 witnessed the unveil ing of the beautiful and substantial mon ument erected on this government reser vation in honor of the heroes whose bod ies are lying ben tth the stars and stripes and the New York coat of arms. BELDING LUMBER CO. SHOWING GOOD GATES The lidding Lumber Company are placing on the market a new pattern of handy and serviceable farm gate that will appeal to every farmer who is inter ested in obtaining maximum service at minimum cost. The picture of the gate in actual use, together with a full de scription of its superior features, is tersely told in their advertisement this week. The lidding Lumber Company are showing some very attractive work in the woodworking line. Among them is the beautiful display window recently com pleted by them in the front of the Jen sen & Wheeler Department Store. Farmers and every one interested in gates should not neglect to read the ad vertisement of the lidding Lumber Com pany on the "Can't Sag" gale in this issue. BOARD OF REVIEW REVISE OF TAKES Tin a ahi : or tin : opinion TOTAL VALFH WILL IXCHHASH 33 1-3 PFIl CHNT The Board of lteview has been in session for the past few days at the city hall. They are making a complete re view of the tax list, Fvery piece of property is being considered and the rec ommendation of the state tax commis sion is being taken into account in the consideration. The board are of the opinion that when the review is completed they will have made an increase in the assessed valuation of the city of about 33J. This tv ill place the valuations as near the cash value of the properties as it is possible for the board to place them. It is expected that the council at its next meeting will re-adjust the rate of taxation to a lower ht cent and conse quently the ultimate amount of taxes that each individmd will pay will not be raised materially. The present valu ation of the city is .l,!)(i3,(MK) in round numbers, and by the new spreading of values the figure is expected to reach about .2,.100,000. Members of the state commission are in Ionia county novy working on the valuations in the rural districts. It is their Intention to go over the whole county, and they are of the opinion that the rural districts will be effected more than the towns and villages by the in vestigation. The commission recently completed the investigation In Futon county with the result that rural valua tions were boosted more than in the cit ies. This condition is prevailing throughout the whole state. GRANGE "BOOSTER" MEETING HELD HERE OIORROV statu mastfh j. c. khtcii am to talk. . will 11h at mux's .mi:i:tig John C. Ketcliaiu State Master of the (I range Joint C. Ketcham will address the "Booster" meeting for the local (Jrange here tomor row. May '2 in the afternoon. During his term in the office the (Jrange has made better and faster headway than it ever has before. Mr. Ketcham is an nthusiastie and progressive booster fo; the cause of the farmers of Michigan. The (Jrange is doing a great work for the farmer of the state in bettering his condition socially, intellectually and po litically. Market conditions are being improved because of the influence they are bringing to bear on buyers of farm products. It is the duty and privilege of every farmer and his wife to come out Thursday afternoon and hear Mr. Ketcham. Following the (Jrange meeting Mr. Ketcham will address a meeting of the men of the Methodist Bible class and their wives. The latter meeting will be held at the Methodist parsonage, where the men are to be entertained on that evening. CALL TO PASTORATE EXTENDED TD REV. BLAIR OF JACKSON CONOItr.fiATIONAL I S T S . 1 1 A V H I'A I'.llY HFASON FOIt IIFLII A' INO III'. WILL ACCHIT Uev. Allen J. Blair, for seven years pastor ofMhe Plymouth Congregational church at Jackson, Michigan, has been extended a call by the local church to the pastorate for t lie coming year. They have every reason for believing that he will accept. Uev. Blair was in lidding a week ago and filled the pulpit at the Congrega tional church both morning and evening. He has a wife and four children, one girl and three boys. The salary offered is d,'JMi, together with the use of the par sonage. MISS FEYAN GIVEN PARTY LAST SUNDAY .Joseph Albert living mar Smyrna nave ;t party last Sunday in honor of Miss Margaret I'eyan, who ha been teaching school there the past year. Fifteen friends of Miss Feyan were invited and attended. An elegant dinner was nerved by Mrs. Lizzie Hinds followed by ice cream and cake. The day was the last Sunday for Mis Feyan In Smyrna before the closing of the school this year, but her work has been po satis factory that the patrons are hoping that she will return to them as teacher next fall. CLARENCE SHEPARD HAD AN OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS Clarence Shepard, son of William Shep ard of this -ity, and who is preaching tii'iir Ciwinhif. came to Bddinir last Thursday to visit with his parents. He had been in poor health and when he arrived here Dr. O. A. Stanton was called to examine him. ,lpon the doctor's ad vice Shepard was taken to Ann Arbor, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis. Last reports from hint were very flattering for his speedy recovery. HAND BILLS MAR APPEARANCE OF LAWN There is nn ordinance in lidding re garding the distribution of hand bills. The ordinance provides that such bills shall be distributed from house to house and not otherwise. Ilecenfly bills have been handed nut tin the streets and the result has been that the streets and also adjacent property have been rendered unsightly. The lawn in front of the lidding Brothers & Co. factory, especi ally, has lieen marred by such procedure. Steps will be taken to enforce the ordinance. T V t OFFICER CONDEMNS DRINKING FOUNTAINS Health ottieer Dr. H. W. Litle, has condemned the drinking fountains on the slfet ts. They have been known to allow the water to blow across the sidewalks during windy weathtr, and to prevent this the pressure must be kept down to the minimum, Reducing the pressure makes it necessary for anyone drinking to place the mouth onto the bul.bb'l', thus destroying the sanitary object for which the foun tains were placed. The doctor recommends larger foun tains. He thinks they should be at least twelve inches in diameter and eight Inches deep. He also suggests placing a step on the side so that small children may drink with more ease. HOT WEATHER AND HOLLAND FUNACES No matter if the weather is hot, cold weather is surely coming and house builders must plan on installing heating plants. There can be no question but what the Holland is in a class by itself. Head (I. I''. Smith & Co.'s adv. on page three of this issue. SERVICES WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AI Decoration Day will be fittingly ob served here next Saturday by the mem bers of the (J. A .it., the W. 11. C, the Sons of Veterans, and all loyal, patriotic citizens and friends, who do not go to services elsewhere. The Post Corps and Sons of Veterans will assemble at the (1. A. It. hall at nine o'clock and proceed immediately to form ranks and march to the Bridge street bridge. There the W. K. C. will give the beautiful ritualistic water service for the bailors and marines buried at sea. Following the. water service the line of march will be to the Methodist church, where the public services will be given, ltev. W. ). Doty has been selected to give the address of the day. The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church will serve dinner to the soldiers, members of the Corps and the Sons of Veterans at noon. At one o'clock those wishing to go to the cemeteries will assemble at the Methodist church and make the round of the cemeteries. They will go first to the lidding Cemetery, thence to Kiver Pidge, Smyrna, Cook's Corners, and then return to lidding. The soldiers. Corps, anW"ions of Vet erans invite all the students teachers, the Mayor, Council, and nil loyal citizens to join with them in commemorating the brave deeds of valor done by our soldier dead by attending at least part of the services on Decoration Day. BELDING HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM WIN OUT OVER LOWELL IN MEET The Behling High .School track team went to Lowell last Saturday to compete with the schools there as a preliminary or tryout for both of the teams for the coming county events. The lidding boys made an excellent showing and won the lay by two points. A complete record of the winnings of the day follows: 100-yard dash 1st, C. Bank, Lowell; L'nd, Caldwell, lidding; 3rd. K. Moon, lidding. Time, 1 1! f, seconds. .Vl-yard dash 1st. II. Caldwell, lidd ing; 'Jnd, K. Moon, lidding; 3rd, C. Bank, Lowell. Time, ")':, seconds. JJO-yard dash 1st, Caldwell; 'Jnd, Moon; 3rd, C. Banks. Time, 2") seconds. HO-yard dash 1st, (". Spicer; 2nd, F. Howard, L.nvdl; 3rd, T. Bank, Lowell. Time, seconds. Half tniie run 1st, F. Howard, Low ell; Und, Spicer; 3rd, Vaiulerwall, Low ell. Time, 2 minutes, 1" seconds. One mile run 1st, Taylor, Lowell; Jnd, Price, Behling: 3rd. Ilaimer, Lowell. Time, minutes, 33 seconds. Punning high jump 1st. McQueen, Lowell; 'Jnd, Hay Price; 3rd, Mulvy, Lowell. Distance, ft, 2 in. Standing high jump 1st, Banks, Low ell; Jnd, Moon; 3rd". I',. Howard, Low ell. Distance, l ft. i in. Standing broad jump 1st, Moon; 'Jnd, !'.. Howard. Lowell; 3rd, C. Banks. Distance. 5 ft. 7 in. Punning broad jump 1st, Moon; 'Jnd, Mulvy, Lowell; 3rd, K. Howard. Dis tance, H ft. !i in. Punning hop, skip and jumj 1st, Mc Queen, Lowell; 2nd, Moon; 3rd, Wonlen, Lowell. Distance, 31 ft. f in. Shot put 1st, McQueen, Lowell; 2nd, W. llein; 3rd, Stocking, Lowell. Dis tance. 32 ft. (i in. Pole vault F. Price, Moon, and Spicer tied. Height, 9 ft. Belay team I'vent won bv Lowell McQueen, T. Bank, C. Bank. F. Howard. Behling team Moon, Price, Spicer, Cald well. Time, 1 : 17. Moon was star of the day with a total number of 27,, points. k .Bddinir won (i7 points agdnst Lowell's fi). There was some misunderstanding In regard to the mile run and it will be run over next I'ridav. This .will not change the decision of the meet, but will be done only to satisfy the contestants. Bay Price w ill compete for Behling. lidding had eight men in the meet as agdnst Lowell's fourteen. Since they were away from home, the lidding boys consider that they performed very com mcndablv. Builds Fine Home. Frederick Finery, who lives norlh of Orleans, Is building on his hO-aere farm a new house with five rooms, hall and bath on first floor, four rooms on the second fl'ior; hardwood fliwirs down stairs and modern In every respect. It w ill be completed as soon as possible and w ill be n model farm home. rsn i: It (l ! Every year they're marching slower, Every year they're stooping lower, Every year the lilting music stirs the hearts of older men; Every year the flags above them Seem to bend and bless and love them, As if grieving for the future when they'll never march again. Every year that day draws nearer Every year the truth is clearer. That the men who saved the nation from the sever ing southern sword Soon must pass away forever From the scene of their endeavor, Soon must answer to the roll-call of the angel of the Lord. Every year with dwindling number. Loyal still to those that slumber, Forth they march to where already many have found peace at last, And they place the fairest blossoms O'er the silent, mould'ring bosoms Of the valiant friends and comrades of the battles of the past. Every vear grow dimmer, duller, Tattered Hag and faded color; . Every year the hands that bear them find a harder task to do. And the eyes that only brightened When the blaze of battle lightened, Like the tattered flags they follow are grown dim and faded too. Every year we see them massing, Every year we watch them passing, Scarcely pausing in our hurry after pleasure, after gain; But the battle flags above them, fsppm ro bend and bless and love them. And through all the lilting music sounds an under- tone of pain, n B I EJ I 'El MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD AT METHODIST Members of the ('.. A. 1L, the W. U. C. and the Sons of Veterans attcndl the annual Memorial services at the Methodist church last Sunday morning in a body.. The three organizations met at the (i. A. It. hall and formed in line. The Sons of Veterans were escorts for the Post and Corps. - Special music was rendered by the choir and the memorial sermon was preached by Hev. W. F. Doty. He placed all due emphasis on the glory and honor to which they were entitled, but urged upon them the vital need of fight ing the good fight of faith in a way that would win them permanent reward. A well filled house turned out to do the veterans honor on the occasion. Be cause of the rain that was falling at the dose of the service the line of march was not completed as was originally intended. Banks were broken at the door of the church by the Corps and immediately after having by the Post. HOUSE PLANS WILL SUIT THE MODERATE OR COSTLY BUILDER This week the Banner begins the pub lication of a series of house pi .ins in the Magazine section, for the benefit of those desiring to build homes or remodel their present residences, In this series you w ill see plans of homes whose cost ranges from the most expensive dwelling com plete in all of its apartments to the less imposing and inexpensive cottage. Besides giving a picture of the various homes'we are in a position to supply you with a 33-piige book, "American Dwell ings," from which these plans are taken, very reasonable. If you are interested in building, do not fail to look at the plans each week. BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR DAISY ELISE CONNELL The honic of Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Con nell was the scene of a pretty little party, Wednesday afternoon. May 20, when seven of the lit tit friends of their daugh ter, Daisy Klisc, were invited to help celebrate her fifth birthday. The afternoon was spent playing games, and about five o'clock Mrs. Cou ncil served ice cream, and the nil-important birthday cake. F.aeh child left a pretty gift for the little gir!. OTISCO FARMERS' CLUB The West Otisco Farmers Club met in May with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown. Owing to sickness and the rush of busi ness on the farm the attendance was small, hut all who went felt their time was very well spent. We enrolled one new member and decided to affiliate with the Slate Organization. The first Thurs day in June we are to be entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Warner, where ice cream nnd cake will be served shortly after 7:00. Press Correspondent. CHURCH ON SUNDAY The Veterans BELDING COPS FAST GAME FROM BRASS CO. Behling won another victory last Sat urday when the team frotn the Grand Kapids Brass Works came down here to cross bats. It was a close game and full of enthusiasm every minute. In the eighth Henry made a home run with two men on bases. Grand Itapids went to bat in the begining of the ninth but failed to increase their two scores made in the sixth. Batteries were: lidding, Worden and Oshinski; Grand Kapids, lloonstra and Chulski. Behling 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.) A 0 Grand Kapids..O 0 0 0 0 2 (I 0 13 5 3 The home boys went to Portland Sun day and carried the day 3 to 0. Fp-to-date the local team has not lost a game this season. 5 HUNDRED CHILDREN RECEIVED BALLOONS AT ' THE LLOYD STORE Five hundred children of the city and surrounding country, were gathered in front of the F. C. Lloyd store at nine o'clock Saturday morning to await the opening of the doors so that they might get one of the toy balloons that he had advertised to be given .away. It Was a jolly crowd of girls and boys that passed through the .aisles to the rear of the store whlre the presents were given out. It took almost half an hour for the clerks to wait upon the children. Ivich one carried away a balloon on which w as printed, "Lloyd's Baby Week." The supply of presents was not sufficient for the demand. PARTY OF THIRTY WERE ENTERTAINED AT HOME OF SMITH NICHOLS The home of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Nichols, northeast of Behling, was the pleasant meeting place of thirty of their friends and neigltbors Saturday night, May j, to hear some violin anil piano music given by Nichols Goetting and Arthur Clark. Mr. Goetting recently moved into the neighborhood from lidd ing and the friends had never heard him play on the violin. The party was ar ranged by the Nichols as a treat for the jwople of the vicinity. A very enjoyable time was had and the guests were enthu siastic over the class of music that they were permitted to hear. A. T. BROWN DROVE GAR FROM SYRACUSE 1.Y.INJW0 0AYS A. T. Brown, son Charles, and Byron Seaman of Syracuse, N. V visited over Sunday with the former's cousin, Mark II. Brown and wife. The trip was made in Mr. Brown's big Packard automobile, and the entire run was made In two days. , Mr. llrown is the inventor of the Smith-Premier typewriter. The contract to make and sell them belongs to other parties, but he gets five dollars royalty on every nnchinr that the company sells. TEACHING THE BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS - a mm c on NO POLITICAL OIKi ANIZATION IN Till! CATHOLIC CliUlC'II" I'll. ZINDLI Il Tti the I'ditor of the lidding Banner: I wish to correct a statement appear ing in your last week's issue concerning a lecture or sermon delivered by the Itev. J. W. Wilson, in which lie is quoted as stating that the exclusion of the Bible from the schools of our states was caused by three principal organizations, viz., Jews, and "the Political organization of the Human Catholic church." I wish to brand this statefnent as false. The Catholic church is not in politics. There is no desire on my part to enter into any acrimonious religions controversy with any religious body. The cause of Chris tian Truth and Charity is not served by such methods, nor do I wish to cast a reflection upon any man's creed or belief. I yield to every man the same privilege that I love to worship according to the dictates of his conscience. But I do wish to correct a hoary old misrepresentation. If the Hev. Wilson stated that Catholics object to the read ing of the Bible in the public schools, he would have come closer to the truth. We want nothing more and nothing less than the rights guaranteed ty every citizen under the Constitution.' We ask for nothing that is not strictly right and we will submit o nothing that is wrong. Jews, Lutherans, Hunkers, Catholics and others object to this enforcement. To do so would violate the first amendment to the Constitution of the I'nited States: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religious or prohibit ing the free exercise thereof." It would also nullify that part of the Fourteenth Amendment which reads: "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privilege or immunities of citizens of the I'nited States." We have many other objections to its being read and often commented on by men and women of every creed and no creed, who often know little or nothing of its meaning, and some even regard it at times as a mere human hoax or fable. There is no such a thing as a Catholic (Continued on page 5) HIT ON SHOULDER 61 HORSE WHEN HE ENTERED THE STALL A. m. i:.m:s is co.vfii:i to his HOMi: PLCAt'SH OF THF. INJCKIFS A. M. F.aves suffered a slashed chest and shoulder and other minor bruises be cause of an encounter with a horse at his home on Fast Ann street, last Friday afternoon. Faves had made his round with the mail on that day and returned to hi? home. When he entered the barn to care for the horse he took a rope and entered the stall. He called the horse to come to him two or three times, but the animal hacked off again before Mert could get the rope around his neck. Sud denly the horse jumped forward on its hind feet and struck at Faves with its fore feet, hitting his shoulder and cutting a gash down his right shoulder and chest. The other hoof struck hint on the left shoulder, but did not do much serious in jury. The injury confined Mr. F.aves to Ids house for several days. It is worthy of note that those who rushed to give Mr. Haves first aid were W. J. Clarke, the monument builder, lien Friedb-y the undertaker, Dr. (J. F. Smith and lr. J. F. Pink ham. OF S. OF V. CHARTER OPEN FOR 2 WEEKS Three new members were taken into the cam) at the last meeting of the Sons of Veterans last Friday night. At the meeting it was voted to hold the chapter open for another two weeks to allow some of the boys, who have been unable to get hold of their ancestor's war rec ords, to secure the necessary date for entering the camp. Very good interest is being shown by the members and a strong camp Is assured. LOCAL MEN PLANT MANY GRASS PIKE Forty thousand grass pike were re ceived here last week by Arthur McCoy for planting in the local lakes. Mr. McCoy took them to Long lake Saturday afternoon and liberated the whole school. He was accompanied to the lake by Wil liam Orser. The two men made a nice catch of fish before returning to their homes. CON'G'L LADIES WILL GIVE VENETIAN NIGHT. The Ladies' Social circle of the Con gregational church are arranging to hold a 'Venetian Night" on the river here the night of June 12. The boats will be decorated to suit the occasion. Ice cream will be served at some jMint along the river, very probably at the Fast Main street bridge. A program will be pre pared for the evening and will be given from the boats. A queen of the night is to be chosen nnd the whole event will be carried out along the line of n carnival.