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THE BELDING BANNER
vi:i.m:si.v, jrxi: 3. 1911. 1'AGH THREE THE HELDING BANNER T V I : NT V - S I X T 1 1 V i A K list, in 1S8H ami puMishrd every V1 M'sduy ly 1 tanner rubli.hlnj; Co. !i:ssi: K, ()Ti:S. lilili)t J. M. LAXfiKTOX, Yhe Pit's. FOHl) HICKS. SoTtury Subscription Postpaid One year in Advance $1.00 Six months in Advance 50c Three months in Advance. ...... .25c Canadian One year in Advance. $1.50 AtiwrtUluy; Display rates on application. Card f Thanks one cent a word. Uusiness locals on first pajje 2'j cents a line. The Uanncr is read in more homes than all other local weekly papers combined in its territory. Entered into the Heldin MichiKan PostolTlce as second class matter. Holding's onu-ial cpapcr Independent in Politics The lidding; Panner, a weekly in spiration to progressive newspaper men. Gratiot County Herald. Treatment of Vugrunts A dispatch from Fort Wayne, I ml., states that the chief of police and a ! squad of live patrolmen arrested i twenty-two vagrants encamped at the ' outskirts of that ciy, marked each j man by clipping a furrow through his J hair with a pair of horse clippers and . then ordered them out of town, accel- j crating their departure by paddling each with a barrel stave. The va- grants were warned that if they were captured before their hair grew out 1 each would be given 100 days on the stone pile. No doubt the chief of police took considerable pride in re porting his heroic action to the press and that he is still congratulating him self on the picturesque manner in which he grappled with one of the 'most serious problems of the police. I The episode differed from what is ' taking place in numerous communi ties of the country only in the detail of hair clipping and in the use of the barrel stave. The suspension of a sen tence for a certain number of hours, (luring which the culprit is given the option of leaving town or submitting , to the penalty, has become a practice ; that is almost universal, l'.ut is it a solution of the problem? Does it not simply pass the responsibility on to some other community, one that must j learn of the character of the invohm- j tary exile of experience? Does it not inlllct on intermediate rural districts certain depredations, against w hich the inhabitants can not guard, and for punishment for which they have no handy machinery? In some instances the exile is not a real vagrant, either under the common law or special stat utory definition. In such cases is he not made a wanderer on the face of the earth from necessity, in violation of every natural and constitutional right? If the vagrants at Fort Wayne were such from choice, they should have been sent to the rock pile, as threaten ed In event they returned. Looked at from the selfish viewpoint of that city alone this would have been a better policy. When the news got abroad, by those mysterious processes of the un derworld, that a stop in Fort Wayne would mean a stay of a hundred days at arduous and unrenumeratlve em ployment, would not the vagrants have given the city a wide berth? And if other cities and villages should adopt a course of sending confirmed vagrants to the rock pile or, as is much better, the road gang, would not vagrancy ul timately become a pursuit too dis agreeable for anybody to follow it long? Hut the "hours to leave town" works little hardship. The vagrant usually gets to stay a day or so before he runs foul of the authorities. And he does not mind a quick move. That is why he is a vagrant. T LOCAL ITEMS 1 About Our Town and Its People i CHAD WICK Fber Vickery and family of Carson City and Mrs. John Hcfferan of Port land, cousins of Melvln Smith, visit ed with Mr. Smith's, Sunday. ; J. 1, Chad wick went to ("oral Satur- j day and brought back a nice Jersey calf. ! Frmond Marshall and family return- , ed to Greenville the last of the week. ' Mrs. M. Smith spent Decoration Day 1 in Carson City. Callers at Clarence Snow's Saturday were Mrs. Mlmer .lenks and daughter; and Mrs. Loting. j Kd. Kanous and wife of Melding vis- j itl at F. J. Wheeler's Sunday, also Leon Wheeler and wife. Alma Moore of Melding visited her; sister, Mrs. C. A. Treat over Sunday. , Justus Treat and family called on friends here Sunday. j Dewey Hammond with son' Morris; of ' Grand Ledge visited with friends here the past week, and Hthcl Unveil returned with them to visit a few days, j Harvey Sessions and wife of Carson City visited at George llavell's and ; Watkins went home with them for a ' few days visit. 1 Miss Sarah Kavell, teacher at the Kldd. school, closed a very successful i year Thursday. ; sac 'K, A Ratter Fa rm That Costs Less Than Home Made Gates Better Because they always hang plumb and straight. They can't sag even one quarter of an inch. stock can't twist them out of shape. They are flexible but almost indestructible. they weigh only about one-half as much as ordinary all wood gates. The Can't-Sag Elevating Attachment - t. i t ' ' 'l : - ------- ! . . M r rri r r. x ; -r t:M ; X" : ' -A ii ,1: Thn attachment, can be, tilted quickly lo any Can't. Sa Gale with 'out even removing the Gate Hooks. It is interchangeable and can be moved from one gate to another. It lifts the gate the whole length so there are no tight places where hogs and sheep have to squeeze through. It also )ernuts the gate to swing freely over deep snow drifts. Can be adjusted to any height from lo :;) inches. Furnished only when ordered at a small additional cost Cheaper Because they cost no more than clumsy all wood gates. tney last tnree times as long. jSUHNG 1 UMBER IftOBPAHY A. S. DIMMICK, Manager John Demley and son Junior of Saginaw were Decoration Day guests of Mrs. Michael Wilson. I larvey vTowne of (Jranu Itaplds spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. 15. 1 4. Strunk. The Misses Kva Kchultz and Mabel Mead of Ionia were guests of Miss Mead's aunt, Mrs. Thomas Dossett, Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Clellie Hoover spent Saturday and Sunday in Ionia with Mrs. Will Yoemans. The Misses Marie and Fsther Quil lan returned Monday from a few days visit with their parents at Clrattan. Mr. and Mrs. Mel Curtis of Grand Kapids spent Decoration Day in Meld ing. From here they went to Grand Ledge, to spend Sunday with Mrs. Curtis' brother, Spencer Cribb. Miss Dacie Sunderland of Ionia was an over Sunday guest of Mrs. Homer Unger. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Connelly and son Jack of Grand Kapids were guests of Melding friends Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Nellie Van Gilder was a guest of Orleans friends Sunday. James Mutrick and Fred DuVall motored to Cadillac Friday in Mr. Du Vall's car, Mrs. Louis Smith of Detroit isspend ing a week with Mr. and Mrs. Fd. Mel ding. Mrs. Jesse Godfrey went to Lansing Thursday on business. Mrs. Geo. Coates and daughter Lil lian went to Lansing Thursday to visit relatives there. Miss Vivian Smith of Grand Kapids was an over Sunday guest of her mother, Mrs. Oscar Day. Mrs. James Mutrick and two daugh ters spent Sunday in Alto with friends and relatives. Miss Kuey Sage went to Lowell Fri day afternoon to spend a few days with her cousin, Miss Cecile Marr. Thomas Mracken, Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mracken, recent ly. Mrs. Milo Scott of Ionia visited her sister, Mrs. Thos. Dossett from Fri day until Monday. Mrs. J'atriek Mayhan and daughter Marie, were the gue.-ts of Mrs. Alfred Jonas, Saturday. Kobert McCue and two children, Francis and Agnes, of Grand Kapids. visited with his brother, "Fred McCue, Saturday. Mrs. J. K. Coates left Monday after noon for Flint. She goes as a delegate from local union to attend the State W. C. T. V. convention which will be held in Flint from May '2 to ". inclu sive. Mrs. Michael Wilson went to Green ville Friday to visit friends there. Mrs. Dorr Konk and two children went to Hlllman Friday to visit Mrs. Monk's parents. Miss Martha Carr returned Wednes day from Lansing, where she has been visiting relatives for a week. Mrs. Moss Holland of Detroit, came Thursday night to visit her mother-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Holland. Miss Lizzie Wilson went to Saginaw Saturday to spend several weeks with her sister, Mrs. John Lemley. Mrs. Lawrence Ailing and Miss Grace Annis were Greenville visitors Friday. Louis Kitterstorf and daughter Miss Mcrtha, went to AhKrson Friday to visit friends. Miss Helen Walker left Friday morning for her home in Traverse City to spend the summer. ' Mrs. Melissa Cobb went to Grand Kapids Friday to spend two weeks with her son, Austin Hull. Mrs. Cora Donovan spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Lenna Fitzger ald at Ionia. Morn -To Mr. and Mrs. John Marker Wednesday morning. May L'T, ;t hue boy. Miss Allie Mclntyre, private secre tary at Ho- Tuller Motel in Detroit, visited from Friday until Sunday with h r f ulu r, W. A. Mclntyre, and her sister, Mrs. James l'.anks. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hall and son motored to Hastings Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Metul Mrown of Greenville. They remained until Sunday evening. Misses Allie Sabine and Jo Aselin were in Grand Kapids Monday to a tend t millinery opening there. Miss Irene Marries, who was called lure last week by the death of her father, Chauncey Karnes, returned to her work as nurse at Mutterworth Hospital in Grand Kapids, Monday. Willard Meek of Grand Kapids spent Sunday in Melding sith his family. Mr. Keck has purchased a home in Grand Kapids, and Mrs. Keck and two children will go there to reside at the dose of school her'. Mr. a'nd Mrs. Chas. Noble of Ionia were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Noble. EASTON Sixteen ladles of the Needle Craft Club met at the home of Mrs. A. D. Gibson Thursday. A good social time was enjoyed by all. Mrs. FMher Johnson and Win. War ner of Ionia visited the former's nep hew, D. C. Wilbur Thursday. Mrs. Jane Hosklns has returned home from her visit with her daughter Mrs. Walter Sriell of Ionia. Thomas Thomas of Melding Is visit ing Kobert McKendry. Mr. and Mrs, Fllison and two daugh ters and Mr. and Mrs. Meter Andres and daughter, Norma, were Sunday visitors at J. A. Fllison's. Mrs. Harriet Towne of Orleans re turned home Sunday after a weeks' visit their parents In Ionia, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Andres visit their parents in Ionia Sunday. Kay McKibben visited friends in Saranac, Sun'day. Clarence Meek of Mrucc's Crossing and Carl Meek ot Keene visited friends Monday. Fred Fllison had the misfortune to break his arm Sunday. Dr. Wilkinson of Orleans came anil set it. This is the -It h time he has broken his arm. Harry Lyle and family of Ionia vis ited her mother, Mrs. A. M. Stebbins Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. (J. M. Hawley and daughter Mernlce visited their son Fred in Orleans Saturday. BANNEK FASHION NOTES VvX-.'-Ml &5ff.wi IN ' SUMMER GARB. A stitnmer Interpretation of the Rus sian tunic developed in machine era broiderv on an ecru cotton crape. SOUTH ORLEANS Mrs. Viola Mitt is visiting lo r daugh ter, Mrs. Harry Mills In Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hill and Harry visited at Lion Johnson's Sunday. Hugh Nichols and Jim Seacord went tishing at Long Lake, Sunday. I Mr. and Mrs. John Gardner and daughter, Kleanor .spent Sunday in Keene. Mr. and Mrs. Will Noddins enter tained several people of M-idiug through the quarterly meeting, the past Week. ' Will Noddins and sons, Howard and Kohvrt, George Hill, and son George and Kloii Johnson went over to Grat tan tishing Friday. In spite of Friday being an tmlucky day and Mr. Johnson loosing a line string, they brought home a large number of lis 1 1. Mrs. K. C. Johnson and Mrs. Will Warner of Ionia spent over Sunday at Kob Maimer's. Mis.s Sue Lmbertson spent a few days last week with her aunt, Mrs. Joel Maimer in Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. Joe llerriek are visit ing at John Lambertson's. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Maimer and : Clark w ent to likeview Sunday on ac- count of the death of Mrs. Joel Maimer of that place. Howard and Kobert Noddins were in Melding Monday. j Mrs. Floti Johnson and Iva called at i Alma Meeks' Friday afternoon, j The V. C. T. V. met with Mrs. ola 1 Graff Friday. All enjoyed a line time j George Meade called on his tdster plrs. Milo Towne. Sunday. Miss Lydia Towne spent last week with Mrs. Mobt. Katie. X 4 1 v : 1 LINCOLN'S TlrX (C Tl on Coats and Suits All Coats and Suits of our late Spring Stock goes at One-Half Off We are como u o - there will not be one to close out every garment this spring tot be one left. NOW IS THE TIME. LINCOLN'S DEPT. STORE Nearly everyone from this way at tended the Silver family show at Or leans Thursday night. Kobert Hill spent Sunday with his daughter, Mrs. Will Mrooks. EAST GRATTAN Coin planting was delayed by the storm Friday. Mrs. L. Davis and family spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mason. The sawmill has resumed its work. Miss Itoz White of Grand Kapids visited the latter part of the week at John Jakeway's.- Mrs. John Myrne called on Mrs. Ar thur 'Werner last Tuesday afternoon. Mis.s Hthcl Mowler of Fox's Corners is assisting her aunt, Mrs. Kichard Mowier for a few weeks. Mrs. Frank Donovan ami daughter-in-law, Mrs. Will Donovan spent Wed nesday with the latter's mother, Mrs. John Myrne, and while there did a neat job of papering a large room. Their kindness and work were appreciated. Carl Werner purchased a driving horse of his brother, Arthur Werner last Wednesday. Mrs. Hubert Hookey and Mrs. John Hookey and little daughter, visited with Arthur Werner's last Wednesday afternoon. NORTH EASTON (Too late for last week) I Mrs. llattie Doxsey was the guest of Mrs. Abbie Karmetcr, ' Monday after 1 noon. . j Mrs. G rover Doxsey called 'on' Mrs.' ; Charity Mowers, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Helen Gott was a guest of Mrs. Abbie Marmeter, Thursdav. Mr. and Mrs. Flmer Sherwood and Mr. Hums of Ionia were the Sunday guests ot Mrs. Ada Snyder. Mrs. M. II lie was the dinner guest of Mrs. Hattie Doxsey. Mrs. Mary Harbour called on Mrs. Clara Meters, Tuesday evening. Charlie Hile and Levi Krick were on a tishing trip Friday and Saturday. THE REAL ESTATE s room house on Liberty Street, centrally located, conveniences strictly modern, steam heat, full lot with barn. Price lias l?eti reduced to - - tL'bOO 7 room house, cor. Center and Irons, furnace heat, bath room complete, hot and cold water. Price - - - Jii'tlH) Comfortable dwelling: near the Central school, sewer connection, bath, etc. - - $1!00 0 room house on II am brock St., pleasant location, electric lights, nas, city water, fruit trees on lot. Price - - - ls."0 ! room liousc'ou Mary St., lights, water, etc. - - bs"0 s room house on Lewis St., sew er, gas and lights - Jl-VX) Double house on bridge St., J 1000 " room house on Morion reasonable terms House, barn and live lots, addition 7 room lions -, cor. LeKoy St. fc Masonic Ave., sewer con.iection, cistern, fruit, good barn, reason able terms - - $1100 -THE- IVagner Agency BELDING. MICHIGAN Ae., tl.VK) Litis fl'1'00 Holland Furnace Stands in a class by itself. Here are Some Reasons: 1. Individuality of construction. 2. Square dealing. 3 Fuel economy, cleanliness and ease of operation. We Know it to be the Best Furnace on the Market. More Holland Furnaces were installed in Belding and vicin ity than all other makes combined. I Installed by men that give satisfaction. Ask any Holland owner 122 S. Bridge St. Belding, Mich. G. M. Smith & Co. Successor to I. E. Davis (lood Music Carnations for the Ladies ANNOUNCEMENT To all the people of Belding and vicinity I extend a cordial invitation to attend mV SECOND ANNUAL, ICE CREAM OPENING Beginning Saturday afternoon, June 6 and continuing in the evening EVERYONE IS WELCOME R. L. CROTSER Cream in gallon lots delivered to all parts of the city Candies and Confections of all kinds.