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vi:ii:siy, jiwi: 3, 1911.
THE BELD1NG BANNER l'AGK riVK ! FASTER! 3 I Boys and Girls to;'-'; j Peck's jy A new line of Lj Barefoots ft LISTEN! they come in black an 1 tan. Are cooler and ' f lighter.!? Just what you jfe COHIE 11017! I un Black and Tan for jm, (w S!zcs Trices J M 5-8 $.80 S' W 111-2-2 1.00. A g 2L2-t. . 1.35 PEOPLE OP INFLUENCE READ AND ADVERTISE IN TTIfc BANNER COMING FEATURES at the MONDAY, JUNE 8 "The Other Girl' By Essanay Co. TUESDAY, JUNE 9 .Reality Unadorned" Dy Yitigraph Co. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 "Deacon Hillingon's Ikro-nfall" Comedy by Edison Co. THURSDAY, JUNK 11 "An Unseen Terror" By Kalem Co. FRIDAY, JUNE 12 "The Parasite" By Lubin Co. SATURDAY, JUNE 13 "The Secret of the Will" By Kalem Co. THREE REELS EACH NIGHT 5c ADMISSION 5c HOME OF GOOD SHOWS eason ii Straw - Hat TLhJi ms We have the finest line of Straws we have ever shown. In the Style Panamas, Sailors, Chips, Milans, also fine line of silk hats Step The METROPOLITAN the mans stouh" A. FRIEDMAN Belding, Mich. JUDGE E. I LAPHAN TELLS OF TVENTY FIVE YEARS AGO (Continued from pane 1) giving way to Hotel Belding with its fine equipment and present proprietor, W. I. Hetherington and clerk, Thomas Bracken. Although lonesome com-' pared with the present, Belding village under township law, had its hot, hil arious and lively times. The old town was frequently painted red especially on Halloween nights. Then the boys would turn main street into a dumping ground Ar old hay racks, outbuildings, Agons, wheels and henroosts, often tiling '.the nightwatch td a convenient ;;;',The street fakir with his soap and Jewelry 'stunt always had hard sled ding and a free ride for several blocks before he knew where he was at': Base ball was in its palmy days with Fred Washburn, 'Fred Ranney, Brinton F. Hall, George Putnam, Charley Madden and others in the game. If these fel lows wanted to make a killing and take the kinks out of Greenville or some other outside team they had no compunctions of conscience about run ning in Rhines and Kelly, the great Chicago battery, disguised as Belding boys and clean up on them in one, two and three order. Kiddville at that time was made use of as a quarantine station and a convenient point of es cape on numerous occasions in pulling off such stunts as these.- Belding has always been remarkably clean as a village and a, city, in my more than twenty years service in an official capacity as Justice of the Peace I note that disorderly acts and law breaking have been few. While there has been an occasional outburst, along that line, there has always been a strong undercurrent of sentiment throughout the business and social life of the community against flagrant wrong doing, which has served as a check to vice and an inspiration to bet ter things. This sentiment seems to yet prevail and makes life worth living in the Silk City of Michigan., The city has never experienced a mushroom growth. It evolved directly from a township to city muncipality and its advancement has been steady and conservative with the foundations laid solid, on which to build greater in the future. Public improvements which have followed each other as necessity de mnded have brought some burdens ,.r,rr ulnn o 1 VloreVl ffi t I f I U rl SI 0 ;;;;., i.u. 1 undpubtedly there is not a resident of the city who would wish them discard ed and go back to the old regime. The proposition of paving our business streets should be the next public im provement to be considered and with this work accomplished another step in the building up of a fine city is taken. The next twenty-five years wilj bring a more populous city, newer and more complex problems to solve and greater Improvements . City officials who are placed In charge should be men able to meet the responsibilities. The Banner has always played a conspicious part and we are pleased to say a creditable one in the helping to mould and shape and build up its pres ent status and from present appear ences it will undoubtedly continue to do so in the future. E. B. Lapham. Has Accepted CalL" Rev. Allen J. Blair of Jackson lias o cepted the odl extended to him by the Congregationd church to the pastorate here for the coining year. llev. Blair was in Belding a few weeks ago and preached to the congregation. He pleased the audience greatly, and the church considers that it is very fortunate in se curing his services. you want in LOCAL ITEMS About Our Town and Ita People Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Annis return ed to their hpme at St. Johns Monday after a few days' visit with their son, Ed. Annis. Miss Mary Erlckson was a Grand Rapids visitor Sunday and Monday. T. W. Kingsbury was in Grand Rap ids, Monday, on business. Mrs. Viola Wllley, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Foss, for about three weeks returned to her home at Lansing, Monday. W. C. Spicer and family, and Mrs. Claude Spicer and two children, were in Grand Rapids Monday to see Ring ling Bros.'s circus. Miss Edith Hubbard spent Monday In Smyrna with her grandmother. Mrs. Susan Krupp and Mrs. Jose phine Shindorf were Grand Rapids vis itors Sunday. Miss Abide Curtis visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Curtis of Ionia from Friday until Monday. Mrs. Geo. Haysmer and daughter of Lowell, were over Sunday guests of Mrs. Haysmer's mother, Mrs, Trimble. They returned home Monday after noon. Mr. and Mrs. E. Barker of Green were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wess Porter, last week. , Mrs. Stella Good returned to her home at Saranac Monday after a three days' visit with Mrs A. C. Bailey. L. I. Smith and wife were among the supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown last Thursday evening. Supt. and Mrs. F. C. Janes and daughter Dorothy, Mrs. John Lunn, Miss Edith Lunn and William Wyckoff drove to Palo last Friday evening to spend Decoration Day. They returned Sunday. , j Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Spencer and daughter Margaret were in Rock ford ' from Saturday until Monday the j guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chapman. j The last meeting of the Ladies J Literary Exchange club will be held at j the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ban- j ney on the Ranney farm, Thursday, June 11. Miss Ruth Smith, who has been i teaching at Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the past year, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Wagner, before going to her j home at Albion, New York. j Mr. and Mrs P. Patty of Rudyard, , U. P. are the guests of W. H. Shaw. .m,. r. .a will remain a week. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Markle of De troit returned home Sunday after a few days' visit with Mr. Markle's un tie, Chas. Williams. Miss Agnes Rosek went to her home at Sand Lake, Wednesday morning, to attend the Sand Lake High school alumni banquet. She will return Monday. Mrs. Chas. Williams entertained twenty-two of the Rebekah Sisters with a Thimble Party at her home on Harrison Ave., Thursday afternoon The ladies will remember for a long time, the pleasant afternoon they spent and also, the delicious luncheon Mrs. Williams srved. Mrs. Marion Case was in Ionia Tues day on business. Mrs. Maude Ostrander, who has been visiting her brother, Roy Lypps, for two weeks, returned to her home at Chicago, Tuesday. Mrs. Fannie Blnkley of Holt, Mich., returned to her home Tuesday, after a few days' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Cramer. Mrs. Chas. Ashby spent Tuesday in Ionia with Mrs. Lyle. I Mr. and Mrs. Earl French and 'daughters, Caroline and Jeannette, i spent Decoration Day in Lakeview with Mr. French's father. Mrs. Fred Warner and daughter, Victoria, returned Monday from a few days' visit with her parents, ait Stan wood. She visited Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stout there. ' Miss Florence Hammond' was a Grand Rapids visitor from Saturday until Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornell spent Sunday in Portland with Dr. Dellan baimh and family. , .John Maguire, representing the Michigan Arboriculture Co., of Flint, was in the city Tuesday. This com pany will have several of their em ployes here next week, trimming the shade trees surrounding several local residences. This will be the first real tree surgery ever done in Belding, and will be watched with much Interest. Mr. and Mrs. Ray McConnell went to Qrand Rapids Tuesday to attend the funeral of a relative. John Cusser of Orleans was a guest of his brother, Albert Cusser, the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dawes and daughters. Hazel and Pearl, motored to Howell Friday, and came home Sunday. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bush there. Miss Emma Williams of Grand Rap ids spent Saturday and Sunday with hr parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wil liams. Mr. and -Mrs. J. W. Wells spent Decoration Day with Mrs. Wells' mother, Mrs. C. Richardson, at Court land. Lionel Flintoff and Miss Gertrude Jordan were married at Ionia, Satur day, May 23. Miss Jordan has board ed at the Chas. Williams home for some time, so Thursday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Williams Jnvitcd several of the young couples friends to help cele brate the occasion. Mrs. Williams served a dainty lunch, and all had a delightful time. Mr. and Mrs. Wil liams and the boarders at their house, presetted Mr. and Mrs. Flintoff with a beautiful rocking chair. Gladys Noah visited her parents at Greenville over Sunday, Miss Anna Earle visited friends and relatives at Sheffield over Sunday. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Ray mond, Friday, May 29 a nine pound daughter. Miss Sarah Greiner of Klngsvllle, Ont. who has been visiting her sis ter, Mtb. G. A. Stanton, for several months, returned home, Tuesday, Mrs. Stanton accompanied her for about a week's visit. Mrs. Geo. Hubbard returned from Lansing last Thursday night, after a three weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Iaws. She was called there by the illness of her granddaughter, Dorothy. The child is Improving. . Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hubbard spent Decoration Day In Greenville. Their family lot is In the Greenville ceme tery. Albert Geldorf of Ionia was a visit or in Belding from Saturday until Monday. Mrs. Leon Osterhout of Chicago is visiting her mother, Mrs. Raymond, and her sister, Mrs. Frank Harlan. . Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lilly of Grand Rapids were the guests of Mrs. Lilly's parents, Mr. and . Mrs. Max Walser, Sunday. . Mr. and Mrs. Max Walser motored to Ionia Tuesday, and spent the day with their daughter, Mrs. Matt Ulrlch. Mrs. Mary Melin (nee Mary Hunt), former resident here, and now of Den ver, Colo., is visiting friends in Belding and vicinity. She was the over Sunday guest of Mrs. E. A. Cook. Glenn E. Snyder made a business trip to Grand Rapids, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell motor cycled to McCords Friday to visit their parents. They returned Sunday. Fr. J. M. Zindler went to Detroit Monday, to spend a few days with his father and sisters there. Mrs. Lute Fullington of Cedar Springs visited the latter part of last (week at the home of her sister, Mrs. j E. Weaver. She returned to her home i Friday. ! Miss Martha Fisher spent Sunday with her parents at Saginaw. Mrs. Claude Myers visited relatives and friend in Saranac, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kline and family spent Sunday In St. Louis with Mr. Kline's parents, Mr. and Mrs.. R. E. Kline. s Wm. Manning was a Stanton visitor Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Osworth and daughters, Bernice and Marie, return ed Sunday from a few days' visit at their old home in St. Louis. While there they witnessed the unveiling of the new soldiers monument. Over three thousand people witnessed the unveiling. Gov. Ferris and other prominent men were speakers of the day. Isaac Brace went to Detroit Monday where he has purchased a new Cadil lac car. He will motor back. Mrs. Ralpli Mason and son Arnold-i were Decoration Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Cusser at Ovid. When Ray McConnell was riding his motorcycle on a country road near here Sunday, he passed a team driven by Will Conklin, aqd, one of the horses kicked Mr. McConnell' a right arm and Injured it severely.'' He will be unable to attend to his duties as Pere Mar quette baggageman for some time. Miss Ha Iden of Canton, Ohio, Is vis iting her sister, Mrs. Chas. M. Pease. Mrs. Sarah Piatt, Miss Florence Hammond, and Leo Hammond went to Mayville, Monday to attend the fun eral of Mrs. Geo. Hammond. Miss Verle Arnwine went to Green ville Tuesday for a few days' visit with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pollock of Cedar Springs, called on their many Belding friends, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Huntley and daughter, Reva, were Grand Rapids visitors Tuesday and Wednesday. George Gleason and wife are visiting their son at Grand Rapids. Mrs. F. M. .Tones, who has been visiting at the M. Urch home the past three weeks returned to her home in Grattan Wednesday accompanied by her niece, Mrs. Emma Wright. Lewis "Wood had the misfortune to injure his foot recently. Mrs. McNatighton and little son Willis, left Saturday night for her home in Lowell. Cha?. Russell, wife and A. N. John ston and wife were at Long Like Sat urday. Master Raymond Irish was on the sick list last week. Mrs. Maggie Welsh is on the sick list. Miss Helen Bowman was called home by the serious illness of her mother. Mrs. W. Allen called on Mrs. Urch Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Williams and daughter were Saturday guests of B. Puffer's. ' LADIL'S NOTICi: Mrs. W. Currie will sell nil remain ing hats at half price. Store over Peek's shoe store, Ilelding Michigan. Adv. NEWS OF THE DORMITORIES Ilclroekton Misses Mario ltacette and Uertha Moon Fpent Sunday with friends In Moseley. Miss Rose Ilillard left Tuesday for an extended visit with her pister in Cadillac. Miss Nell Ilartwick left Friday for her home in Standish where she will spend the summer with her parents. Miss Carrie MacLaren left Thursday for her home In Alpena for the sum mer. Miss Susie Lammy left Monday morning to spend the summer . at Mackinac, Island. Miss Ida Leonard spent Decoration Day at her home In Sheridan. Misses Lena and Sophia Peterson left Saturdays for Sheridan for their vacation. 'Miss.Ina Frye went to her. home at I Morley Friday. Miss Laura Schemanskl and Miss" Dale McLain were at Long Iako" Sun day. The Misses Susie Iammy, Ruby Cleverdon, Bess Lang and Nell Mc Sorley motored to Grand Rapids, Monday. Miss Goldie Fox left for h r home Saturday night. Misses Bertha Benson, and Bertha and Hannah Helbig were In Ionia Satur day and Sunday. . Miss Deane Nelson went to her home In Barryton, Tuesday. Misses Zella, Stella and Florence Fish spent Saturday and Sunday with their parents In Sidney. Miss Pearl Distel is home on a vaca tion. RICHARDSON Miss Helen Hauman left Friday for her home a tltemus, where she was called by the illness of her mother. Miss Electa Mead, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends at Grand Rapids. The Mixses Mary and Minnie Weigers left for (Jreenville Saturday morning, where they are visiting their brother. Miss" Mary will remain for an indefinite time. Miss Bessie Wilcox left Wednesday for a few lays' visit at Ionia. Site will spend the remainder of her .vacation at her home near Weidman. Miss Emma Hubbard spent Saturday and Sunday at Sand Lake. Miss Mary Quillan spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents at Lowell. The Misses Elsie and Sarali French spent Sunday at the home of their sister, Mrs. Geo. Moulton. Miss PearloWitt left Friday for her home at I'ewamo. The Richardson was well represented at the ball game Saturday afternoon. Miss Austic Carpenter returned Sun day from a fortnight's visit with rela tives at Pierson, Flint, Ovid and Wind sor, Canada. Miss Ruey Sage spent the week end at Lowell. Miss Cora Wcllman left Monday for Grand Rapids, where she will spend her vacation. Our former matron, Mrs. Stanton of Detroit, was a guest of the Richardson a few days last week. Miss Nellie Cross spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents at Paris. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Porter in their motor car. Ashfield. Miss Mae I .alone spent Sunday with friends near Coral. Miss Lena Newland spent Saturday at Long Lake. Miss Florence Bell spent Sunday at her home near Stanwood. Misses Fern Alberts and Vehna Noud with their friends motored to Long Lake Saturday. Misses Blanche Harvey and Ethel House spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss House's parents of Coral. Mrs. Robinson of Maple Hill spent Saturday and Sunday with her daughter, Miss Dora Robinson. Miss Frances Newland sjent Saturday with her parents near Coral. Miss Delia Hulbert pent Sunday with her parents in Stanton. Miss Lillian Signal is staying with Lea I,ock for a few days. Miss Elinor Miske was an over Sunday visitor with friends in Ionia. News has been received here of tht marriage of Miss Angie Howard (our former dining room girl) to Mr. Alvin Lawrence of Cedar Springs. All her friends join in best wishes for her future happiness. Several of our girls enjoyed picnics up the river Saturday and Sunday. Ina Alberts spent Sunday with her parents near Iong Lake. Miss Clara Paris left for her vacation Tuesday morning. . Miss Anna Paris" of Big Rapids was the over Sunday guest of Miss Charlotte Young. Misses Ida and Florence Peterson spent Saturday and Sunday in Coral. Miss Eflie Loucks visited her parents in Lowell Saturday and Sunday. Miss Elsie Martin is spending a few days at her home in Alma. Miss Julia Samon has gone to the Bel rockton to board. Mrs. Emma Litlle was called to St. Johns Monday by the illness of her mother-in-law. Lena and .Jessie Strong were ocr Sun day visitors in Ionia. All our suits and coats are going at prices There never was a better chance Belding's Ex clusive ready-2-Wear Store I . Wire doth : WlfJ Sf IUJ.on..t Screen W VW-3f A JLfrgj 'V p Yotfr Etct Se' 'P CTjj ps-?--:V fylake Your Dollars Count Spend your money where it brings back most Don 't pay prices based on what the merchant thinks he ought to getthey're invariably Tiigh. What our merchandise costs us governs what it costs you. Before we buy we make sure that the quality is there. When we sell we tell you what we knowno more. And your purchase is a sight draft for the price you paid until you're thoroughly satisfied. TRY US! T. Frank The Yellow Front A NICE WHOLESOME MEAL I70R only twenty-five cents we will serve you with a splendid meal. Meal tickets at reduced prices. Vanderpool's Restaurant fSTi. MAmg Coal mi Dgg Gd COAL - WOOD - CEMENT - ICE SOLE AGENTS FOR BELDING GAS CO., COKE All kinds of Coal and prompt delivery. Howard Colliery Cos Best Soft Coal Mined. Randall Washed Nut for the range, no ash no soot, burns up clean. Agents for Belknap Cement Products Drain Pipe, Glazed Sewer Tile, Bujlding, Blocks and Brick. Phone No. 198 Pleasant Street Opposite City Hall Don't let yourself forget our E-Z PAYMENTS 9 wm Ireland Co. We Never Sleep mm mm to save money Home of the Sunshine" . Garments