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PACK TWO Wi:i)MiIV, AUGUST 12, In WImmso Control It la u remarkable fact that the bulk of the liquor trattic In this country is In the hands of a very nmall number of men. These men In the jast have grown Immensely wealthy out of the bloody Rains of this indefensible busi ness. This monstrous trade in commer cialized iniquity is principally in the jjrip of members of two nationalities. Germans largely control In the manufacturing and marketing of the beer product of the country and the whiskey trade is being rapidly absorb ed by the Jews. Hut the rank and iile of the in telligent and Godfearing Germans will not much longer Ftand lor the national disgrace which the present situation brings. The Germans are a liberty loving people, and they are rapidly coming to recognize that liberty that is worth anything, individual or national, is not bound up with a schooner of beer on the bar of an open t-'aloon. And the .Jewish people, with their passionate love of liberty, which 2,000 years of persecution has not crushed; with their long line of heroes, scholars and men of literary genius will not for long, we believe, consent that a handful of gold grab bers among their number, shall, in this land of their adoption, bind the chains of the whiskey distilling cuise upon the individual and civic life of the nation. An aroused public sentiment against wrong Is the mightiest power for righteousness. Germans, Jews, Anylo-Saxons and people of all nationalities are as never before sta'ndlng together tinder a com mon Hag and for the common good. The public welfare is the supreme law. Only those who blazon this funda mental basis of good citizenship upon their banners are worthy Americans, no matter what their nationality or their creed. II. II. It. On the Same I-ovol Two of the leading daily news papers of Detroit, continue to disgrace their commercial columns and out rage the moral sense of the decent citizenship of the state with full-page seductive advertisements of various brands of beer. Hy this action these newspapers and all of their type and kind place them selves upon the same moral level with saloonkeepers. The saloonkeeper ells booze be cause he wants the booze money. Thse newspapers advertise booze for the same reason. They are exactly on the same moral level in this mat ter. How much weight does the advice of a saloonkeeper on clean politics and good government carry with in telligent and moral citizenship 7 How much weight ought booze advertising newspapers to carry along the line of home-making and the civic welfare? The clean business and pure home-life of the state and nation are making ready their answer. H. H. K. Day and was made public today. On each petition was un appeal to make Independence Day memorable by hign ing the petition. "It is unique and the most manly document ever sent from a penal in stitution," was the terse comment of I Warden McKenty last night. ' "It Is j an appeal to decent men serving in the i legislature to come to the aid of un- I fortunates conMned in this institution. Seventy per cent of the prisoners j claim that their downfall is due to . rum. It is certainly a wonderful ar- j gument again-t the liquor traffic." IS BROKEN YEAR ENDING JUNE 30 X umber of Immigrants Coming' Our Shores Reached TotuI of (cr l,35.-,000 to Start With a- Dollar You'll Soon Save a Thousand Com his Vote for Dry State 1,008 out of 1,478 Pennsylvania Pensioners Petition for total Prohibi tion. The vote was taken on Independence We've Mobolized a Battalion of Fine Values 0k? in this final Clearance Sale of Summer Suits Wouldn't you like a suit now of a weight that could be worn the year round? One that you could wear Sundays for a while and then put it on for everyday wear? Just such suits are now in this sale of Stein-Block and Kirshbaum weaves of the best quality, so don't over look this extra value giving and price-cutting event. Come tomorrow. rK m m $23.00 suits now $19.75 22.50 suits now 15.75 20.00 suits now 14.75 18.00 suits now 13.25 15.00 suits now 11.00 12.50 suits now 9.25 10.00 suits now 7.50 The Huh Advance figures serve to show that the number of immigrants for the fiscal year ending June 30, as reported I to the immigration bureau will exceed i i,3r.ri.ooo. : The statistics of Immigration form an interesting study, and plotted on a graphic chart with curves would show remarkable fluctuations dependent up on industrial and political conditions. In 1850 the number had reached 3C9, j 980; by 1880 it had grown only to ir.7,2."7, and actually fell to 448.572 I in 1900. Hut by 1905 the figures had j more than doubled, reaching 1,027, ! 421. The high water mark was at- tained with 1.285,349 in 1907; but the I two' following years brought a decided I falling off, to 751,786 in 1909, whence 'the figures jumped again to 1.041,570 'in 1910. The statistics for' 1914 and jl912 fell far below the million mark, j and 1913 made a record only inferior ! to that of six years beofre, with 1,197, 8 92. Thus it is seen that this year's I enumeration exceeds the best previous record by more than 70,000. From i 1789 to date the total is about 32,if00, , 000.. ; Pennsylvania ranks second in num- her of Immigrants, more than one seventh of all arrivals giving this state las their destination. The number reaching here last year was 182,744. i Of these 50,466 came originally i ; through the port of Philadelphia. Thus it is seen that our interest in the quality of our potential citizens is I more than academic. Countless en ! terprises of magnitude within our bor i dors depend upon the mental and ! physical capacity of those admitted upon inspection. Though the enu meration is simple enough, it is Im possible to estimate the influence of the 32,000.000 on our institutions, i Many of these "forgotten millions" of every nation, instead of being an off scouring of the earth, have been the : men whoso unmurmuring toil laid the foundation of the vast fabric of our ! national prosperity. It is the crime I of national race suicide to keep law abiding and diligent laborers away j from our railroads and farms and factories by the erection of other bar i riers than those of the primary physi- cal and mental stipulations. If the I test of intellectual superiority Is to be imposed, let it be remembered that (some of the most dangerous criminals j are the most learned. We do not 'want bad men with brains. Now man J will be rejected because he is a scholar i but his first credentials should be I those of character rather than formal educational. There can be no real freedom when one is driven by necessity or shackled by debt. Money accumu lated in our savings department makes you free to enjoy your opportunities for pleasure, profit and advancement. It combines banking and invest ment; for we pay 3 per cent, compounded semi annually, on all savings deposits. And that is 50 per cent better interest than a government bond. Better sleep on 3 per cent than lie awake on 5 Depository for State of Michigan and U. S. Postal Savings Funds Belding Savings Bank leading church officials of every de nomination. More than 1200 anti tuberculosis societies scattered all ever the country will work this year to make Tuberculosis Iay a success. VT THE CHURCHES CHURCHES ARE TO TAKE TUBERCULOSIS CENSUS A Tuberculosis Census of thousands of churches in various parts of the country will be takeif in September, under the direction of The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. The cen sus will be part of the preparation for the Fifth Annual Tuberculosis Iay to be observed during the week of Nov ember 29th. The ministers of several thousand churches will be asked to report on the number of deaths from tuberculo sis in the last year, the number of liv ing cases in their parishes on Septem ber 1st, the number of deaths from all causes, and the number of members or communicants. These figures will be made the basis of an educat'onal campaign, which will culimlnate In the Tuberculosis Day movement, for which occasion sermon and lecture outlines and other forms of tubercu losis literature will be distributed free to ministers. Last year nearly 75,000 churches, pchools.and other bodies took part in the Tuberculosis Day observance. The LONG LAKE (Too Late for Last Week) Horn.-to Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Whil- ford. August 1. a son. Hiram P.rown of Ionia is visiting nis brother, Albert llrown, this week. Mate Antciiff of near Greenville, Is helping his father, Will Antciiff, with the hay on J. Cussvr's place, this week. Long Lake Aid society nvebi with Mrs. Lckcnroth. Thursday, A u trust 6. Everybody invited. Allie Prown and wife. Otto Schrltz and wife called at L. J. Vhitfords, Sunday. Albert Kieh threshed for William Schultz. Tuesday. Mr. Dodson lost one of his horses last week. Mr. IU liner is building a fine new cottage for Frank Heth. While Mr. Dodson's daughter near Palo was getting ready to come to the lake Sunday her little boy fell and broke his left arm, after getting the arm fixed, they came, lie wanted to tell his grandpa. j Methodist ' Sunday, 10:00, class meeting; 10:30, morning service; 12:00 Sunday school; 3:00, Junior League; 6:30 Kpworth League; 7:30, prayer meeting for young women in Phila. room and young men in Uaraca room. Thurs- day evening at 7:30, general prayer meeting followed by Pible study. I W. E. Doty, Pastor. I Congregational Morning service at 10:30. Sunday 'school, 11:45. Evening service 7:30. Prayer meeting, Thursday night. ! A. J. lilalr. Pastor. MAJOR FRANK CHASE GIVES G. A. R. NEWS Tin: sPExnTiiniFT The New York Herald says of this play: "If you are a husband with a charming wife, who is, without a thought, spending your money faster than you can earn it, if you are a wife with a husband whose efforts to in duce you to economize simply bore you; if you are a young man in love with the best girl in the world; if you are the young woman wilh whom he is in love; if you are a cynical old bache lor; if you just a plain, ordinary citi zen who likes a .good, substantial play, stagi 'l and well acted; if you are ANY of these, you will do well to take in "The Spendthrift." "The Spendthrift" will appear at the llelding Opera House, Wednesday evening, August 1 '. llaptlst Divine worship 10:30 a. m., Sunday school at noon. Young people's meet ing at 6:30. Evening service at 7:30. Prayer and praise meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. W. A. Diss, Pastor. i'rti Methodist Church Corner of Center and Ionia streets services, Sabbath school 10:00 a. m. Sermon. 11:00 n. m., class meeting 12:00 m. Young people's meeting at 6:30 p. m. Sermon 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday 7:30 p. m. Country Church Orleans, Sabbath school 10:00 a. m. Sermon 11:00 a. m. Class meeting 11:00 a. m. J. A. Hudntitt, Pastor, 413 E. Division St. rpiscopal Services at Holy Trinity mission 7:30 p. in., Sundays except the first Sunday in the month. On the first Sunday of the month Holy Commun ion S:30 a. m. and 10:30 a. m. Lev. Robert E. Evatt, Hector. Major Frank Chase, chief of staff of the G. A. It., states that preparations are going ahead nicely for the national encampment to be held in Detroit August 31 to September I. "When the sun beams down upon Detroit. on the morning of August 31," says the major, "his slanting rays will fall upon nearly 100,000 strangers in the city 40,000 veterans of the War of the Rebellion and 50,00.0 relatives friends and members of organizations kindred to the Grand Army of the Republic." Major Chase says that the encamp ment will be the largest national gath ering in the history of the organiza tion. Detroit in the first place is cen trally located, it is argued; secondly, many of the veterans who were there 23 years ago in national encampment have been clamoring for a return date for the past 12 years, so impressed with the reception and the city were they upon their previous visit. Added to her natural beauty and fame as a convention city and her record as an entertainer are the inno vations which attend the national en campment this year. The city itself is the hostess, the funds for the affair having been raised by taxation, every taxpayer thus hav ing a share in the plans find a finan cial Interest in everything that Is done. The city through the committee, 20, numbering nearly 200 of the biggest and busiest men in the city, is leaving little of the work for the citizens as a whole to do. A goodly number of local veterans will attend. CARD OP TIIAXKS I wish to thank, the friends for their kindness and flowerr so liberally con tributed during recent bereavement of my wife. A. L. Karshner. In France a bronze statue weighing three and a half tons, that was too large to be handled by railroads or canal, was hauled on a motor truck to its destination, 246 miles away. ClirUtian Science 1 t Christian Science society, 106 South Pleasant street. i Sunday services at 10:4.' a. m. j Subject, "Soul." Testimonial meeting every Wednes- j day evening at 7:30. N Kes-dcr Has Fall William Kessler sustained a broken collar bone when he fell from a hay mow while threshing at the home of Albert Laux last week Wednesday. Resides this he fractured a rib. When asked, the other day, why she had adopted the habit of grasp ing her chin w ith her right hand, Miss Ann Thorpe, the noted pessimist, of Chiggerbite, explained that all pessi mists habitually pull a long face and that she was doing her best to carry out the tradition of her clan. Kansas movement had the endorsement of j City Star. EAST GRATTAN The much needed rain is reviving the crops of our vicinity. The Relding Chautauqua was well attended by the people of this section. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Slayton left Saturday morning for Buffalo, X. Y., to visit their daughter, Mrs. Young man. They intend to spend Sunday in Detroit. Ray Hogan is home on a two weeks' visit from Rochester, X. Y. Henry Slayton and family spent Sat urday In Relding attending the Chautauqua. OPENING ATTRACTION AT BELDING OPERA HOUSE Wednesday Night, August 19 C. S. PRIMROSE Offer the New York Hudson Theatre Success Tin IpiraifiiirSfi By PORTER EMERSON BROWN Author of "A FOOL THERE WAS," Etc. A BEAUTIFUL PLAY ELEGANTLY STAGED A BIG SCENIC PRODUCTION THIS SEASON'S BIG SUCCESS A PLAY ALL HUSBANDS AND WIVES SHOULD SEE An attraction that is really worth your time and money Not to see it is to miss the dramatic event of the season THIS TALK TO 7- in 7 FARM 7K Owing to our low running expenses, especially low rent, we are able to sell all kinds of hardware, nothing in our stock excepted, at prices which will be low enough to pay you to come to us to tradeno matter if you live many miles away. The difference in price will most certainly pay you. We always sell Dependable Hardware at Living Prices. This is our motto. But we wish especially to call your attention to our splendid Line of stoves and furnaces. Now is the time to think about your heating proposition. Don't wait until it's time to start your fires. Come and see us and get our prices. BELDING HARDWARE COMPANY 1M,8j 07 ----jj,.