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THE BELDING BANNER wi:ixi:si.y, avgv st ji, im Smyrna Labor Day lleldlng, Monday Sept 7. Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Cole have gone to Grand Rapids to get their house painted and papered before moving in. George Hoppough with his auto, took lr. Ide, Miss Vander Wyden and Miss rarnell to Grant, Monday on businesA Frank Joslin and wife, and Karl Norton and wife made the rounds of Grand Rapid, Sunday. II. V. Rarry and wife, and Olive Ins ley were over at West Sebewa Sunday to a Downing family reunion, at which 160 people were present. Mrs. Inez Dow has returned to the home of her aunt, Miss Fannie Earle, after a week's visit with Lansing friends. Clayton Hoppough and wife left for Cleveland. Ohio, Monday. Frank Davis and family and Wm. Hogan and family spent their vaca tion camping at Slayton's Iake, from Friday until Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Downing and son, Chester, of Union City, Indiana are visiting at the homes of R. F. Harry and Ed. Insley. Rober Downing of Greenville is visiting relatives and friends here for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Lem Cushman of Newaygo, and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Yar- Ufa mm We are prepared to supply your school books and school sup plies boih in the city and county schools (I. J. COHfJELL THE REXALL STORE ger of Grand Rapids spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cook. Mrs. Klinor Dickens was in Relding Monday. Wm. Dickens and wife, and Mllo Dickens went to Traverse City, Mon day for a few days' visit with Mr. and Mrs, Luther Hornbrook. Following Is the program given at the Maccabee Lodge Saturday even ing: Recitation, Lizzie Hoppough; Song, Fills Wacha. and then respond ing to an encore he danced; Recita tion, Wright Gardner; Recitation, Mrs. J. A. Cook; Instrumental Music, Gayla Ronton; Recitation, Gayla Ren ton; Recitation, Maude Hoppough; Song, Indies Rarry, Compton, and ConLn. The committee then served candy, but of course the program was not complete without a few dances. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cook spent Sun evening in Ionia, the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. Harbour. K. J. Darling of Sunfield visited his sister, Mrs. Robert Rarry, Monday. Donald Wiseman returned from his summer's vacation at Hastings. Mon day. He was accompanied by his Grandfather Wiseman. Charles Meade and family are en tertaining Mr. Meade's mother of Sheridan, for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb of Grand Rapids are visiting at the homes of Albert Northway and Herb Mehney fur a few days. Monday they all went to Crooked Lake, where they caught a line string of fish. Mr. and Mrs. Cap Rotter of Rattle Creek called on Louis Compton's and I'd. lnsley's, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cowles and foil Spencer, of Rattle Creek are visit ing his sister, Mrs. Glenn Tower and family. Miss Matilda Davi of Moseley visit ed her aunt, Mrs. John Rurdy,' Mon day. Guy Rurdy, Fred Kohn, and Leo Tower camped at Slayton's Lake four days, aivl report a tine time. Miss Florence Worthey of Newaygo U visiting her cousin, Mrs. J. A. Cook, this week. For Governor Republican Ticket Alex. J. Groesbeck who hi-: is Native son of Michigan. Horn November Tth, 1873, on farm in Macomb County, of Dutch and French ancestry. Graduated University of Michigan 1S93. Lawyer in Detroit. HIS PLATFORM Less legislation and plainer laws. Ruild more anrr-better roads. For every dollar expended by the State, get a dollar's worth of value. Steps taken to correct law delays. Promote Industrial peace by passage of constructive and effective legislation. Further protection for laboring men-j and women. Grouping of state appropriation bills into one budget. Quarterly reports by State depart ment and institutions on how money Is expended. Abolishing all unnecessary and use less commissions'. Political Adv. BRINK Itbor Day Holding, Monday Sept. 7. Mrs. Mary Lyle and daughter of Ionia visited her aunt, Mrs. Smith Rowley last week. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Regan and daughter, Ivah. of Holding, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snow of Chadwick, and Mrs. Spencer's sister. Mrs. Verne Unwell of Holding, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Chickerlng visit ed Mr. and Mih. Emory Chickerlng, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Howe called on Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer, Sunday evening. Miss Ruth Schlosser and her sister of Cleveland, Ohio visited their cou sins, Fmory Chickerlng and family from Thursday until Monday. Sunday they visited Mr. and Mrs. Ross Chickerlng and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Chickerlng. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Carpenter left Saturday morning to visit her daugh ter, Mrs. Flossie Rothgang in Ohio, and that morning Mrs. Rothgang started for Holding to visit her moth er, so they missed each other. Mrs Rothgang arrived Monday and is visit- her uncle, Krnest Chase, and grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Chase, now. Mr. and Mrs. Verne Leach visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Leach. Sunday." Hasil Roiohert returned to his home at Millbrook Monday, after visiting Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. L Leach. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rrink entertain ed in honor of Mr. Rrink's sister's, Mrs. Kate Mast's r.p birthday. There were nineteen brothers and sisters nephews and nieces present to help celebrate the day. Mrs. Prink served a most excellent dinner, which was greatly enjoyed by all. They all en joyed an auto ride to Ionia and Sara nac in the evening, returning about nine o'clock. COOKS CORNERS Labor Day Holding, Monday Sept. 7. The social held at the home of H. J. Storey, Friday, resulted In $5.20 being added to the funds of the Ladies' Aid Society. Mr. and Mrs. James King and son spent Sunday at C. M. Hubbard's. Mr. and Mrs. Kd. J. Reeves and family and Miss Minnie Dolph were Sunday callers at Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Reeves' and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hold ing's. Frank Hubbard returned home from his work in Greenville, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kimberly were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Worts of Holding, recently. The Monday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moon, were Mr. and Mrs. Will Olds of Holding. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ross returned Wednesday the 19th from their camp ing trip. . The annual McNJtt reunion was held on Monday, the 17th, at the Helding Park. The watch lost by Robert Reeves has not been located yet. R. J. Stotey's blacksmith shop will be closed Friday, the 21st, on account of the picnic. Belding Opera House ONE NIGHT Wednesday, August 26 . . 3 'J list, -mum ih . v. v iji 9k.. -.?, r . v " 1 fHJ I i 1 MELODIOUS VO CE 0 T MARRIAGE IN THE SOUTHLAND nvi:j:t voicj: mi:.ri noi'tiu:u hospital ui:- Sl'l.TS IX AVFRIHMJ I.V I awoke, or, rather, came to con scioustiess, with a soretiesf nil orer my body nnd h burulntf thirst. I was lying on the ground looking up nt the stars. For a moment I did uot know why I was tbere. Then suddenly It all came back to me u long brown line along the edge of a wood, the order to ad vance, a volley of clicks as the Con federates cocked their muskets, then a cloud of smoke and a storm of bul lets. 1 was one who fell, and for aw bile men tramped to and fro over me. After that I knew nothing. Now It was dark. 1 managed to change my position by turning on my side. I could see lights moving about. Then 1 heard the words: "Rrlng a stretcher." They were not spoken In a man's voice, but a woman's. Moreover, the tones were soft and melodious. Was it the contrast with what might be ex pected on a battletield that moved me, or was the voice really sweet? 1 listen ed and heard it again: "Poor fellow! Gently, boys. There. Now carry him over there to tho sur geon." Surely It was sympathetic. Hut it was more It was a voice that 1 felt sure I would never forget. If I should hear It among a hundred others I would recognize It. We were near enough to Richmond for our cannon to be heard there all day. Doubtless this was some wo man from there, who had come out to minister to the woundetf! She was, however, giving us, her enemies, her attention, for the Confederates had not been in this exact part of the field. She went from me, speaking In that same melodious voice, tirst encouraging the wounded man being carried on the stretcher. Then 1 knew by her words that she was kneeling over some other unfortunate. "Poor boy! You should be with your mother instead of here." Those were the last words I heard her speak. I had hoped that she would stay by me. but we were lying very thick, and only a few could be favored. I never forgot the voice 1 heard on that battletield. I thought of It all through the period when I was recov ering from my wound and wondered If I should ever meet its possessor. I was sent north by sea and after re gaining my strength Joined my regi ment shortly before the battle of Get tysburg. I was with our army before Petersburg and w:en Richmond was evacuated was one of those who en tered the city. While in the Confederate capital 1 went to a hospital to see an officer who was ill. I was sitting by his cot in a ward containing perhaps a hundred Invalids. Near by was a screen used to protect a man who was dying. - I heard a voice say: "I will give your message if I have to take it myself." It was the voice I had beard on the battlefield. I was anxious to get a glimpse of its owner, but at the moment the man I was with was endeavoring o impress upon me something he wished me to do for him. As soon as 1 could get away from him 1 went for a look be hind the screen. I saw only a corpse. That was the disappointment of my life. I made inquiries for t lie woman I wished to see. but could only describe her ns a woman with a sweet voice. It was not enough. There were a num ber of ladies there with sweet voices. Resides. I was a soldier with other things to occupy me than looking for a woman I had never seen. At any rate, I left Richmond without seeing or again hearing her. The war having closed, my regiment with others was sent north and after the grand review at Washington was mustered out I had studied a profes sion before entering the military serv ice and on returning to civil life occu pied myself with my profession. 1 continued to be haunted by that me-' Jodious voice. I met women who were attractive to me: but somehow,! If I especially liked one of them she was sure to repel me by a harsh tone in speaking. Several years passed, and though I was domestic in my tastes and would have liked to be mar ried I remained single. Ileing called to Washington on busi ness with the government, I was in the treasury department one morning amid a number of women clerks when I asked one of them where I should apply for certain information I wished. "Go to the third auditor's oClco on tho next floor above." I had found her. "Were you not on the field." I ask ed, "after one of the battles near Richmond in 1S02, succoring the wounded'" "I was." "And when we northern men oc cupied Richmond did you not one day In a hospital take a message for a dying man?" "I did." "I Jay near where you were on that battlefield and was near you when you received that message." "Have you ever seen me tefore?" "No." "Then how have you recognized me?" "Ry your voice." Her voice, though sweet, was not noticeably so. It was the surround ings amid which I hnd beard it and the tenderness called forth by pity. And this is how I. a northern man, came to marry a southern woman. ! n i Id) my. Prices 50c-75c Reserved Seats at Hotel Belding Brinton F. Hall, President Frank R. Chase, Vice President OFFICERS: W. Lee Cusser, Cashier Amhrose Spencer, Asst. Cashier Y O M are We! come H-eire We Hope Soon to Number You Among Our Friends and Patrons Our thoroughly equipped organization enables us to meet the individual needs of every patron. You may have been attracted to this bank by its fi- y uuaui vctuvu management, us iiDeraiponcy, us n unrivaled service; whatever the reasons, we guarantee prompt and wuiiuuo L,uiiaiutMciuuii ui your requirements. Your account is solicited on the grounds of the unimpeachable in tegrity and sound judgment of the directorate. We invite you to call, get acquainted and accept one of our beauti lul becunty Savings Banks. You will begin to save at once. - Peoples Savings Bank Depository For Postal Savings ' THE BANK THAT DOES THINGS FOR YOU Frank H. Chase H. L. Pane Fred Under wood DIRECTORS: Hrinton F. Hall . Chas. Kddv Frank L. Moon Geo. V. Mouiton John Hesler W. L. Cusser Geo. Hoppough PARNELL Ljilior Day HeMin, Monday Sept. 7. Mrs. Michael Kennedy called on Miss Theresa Virley. Sunday niht. The callers at Michael Kennedy's Sunday nijLjht were Frank Iiyrne and Kmmanucl Mooney. Leo Carey and wife are visiting Mrs. Patrick llresnahan. Miss Lottie Walsh and Miss May O'llrien have returned to Grand Hap Jds. Mrs. 1). Driseoll was buried at l'ar nell Thursday morning at nine o'clock in St. Patrick's cemetery. . , Mr. Pities and Mr. Snlles called on T. JJresnahan, Sunday. Miss Mary Hefferan has returned to Parnell. after visiting her aunt, Mrs. Vincent Nugent. Miss Genevieve Kennedy has re turned home from Grand Kapids. LONG LAKE Labor Pay Helding, Monday Sept. 7. Hiram Prown returned to Ionia, af ter a week's visit with his brother, Albert. L. J. Whitford went to Ionia Tues day on business. Frank Hall and family returned Saturday from a visit with friends near Freeport. Karl and Orlo Prown went to Grand Kapids. Monday, .for a few days. Leeta Prown, Virginia and Aribell Hall spent Thursday afternoon with Francis Carpenter, who is visiting at Mrs. Morris. Pcssie and Kena Prown are staying at the cottage this week. Quite a number from Ionia are camping here this wee. Mr. and Mrs. A. Prown went to Greenville Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leetch from Pelding spent Sunday here. Those receiving prizes at the rink Sunday were Miss Ollie Roberts and Mr. Patty. NORTH EASTON Labor Day Belding, Monday Sept. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pement visited relatives at Stanton, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Adams were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Hotch kiss, Friday. Hattie Doxsey was a Monday fore noon guest of Mrs. Helen Gott. A. H. Guernsey went to Ionia Tues day to see his son, Will, who under went another operation in the city hospital. Mrs. George Gott Is at the city hos pital. Vshe had an operation for the removal of a tumor. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Krick were the guests of their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krick of Brink, Satur day and Sunday. "Fellow citizens: I presume you all know who I am. I am humble Abra ham Lincoln. I have been solicited by many friends to become a candi date for the legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old wo man's dance." These were the first lines of Lincoln's announcement of his candidacy for the legislature, de livered by him In the year of 1832. W o H CO w a cn While IVs Hot GO UP THE RIVER Get your summer pleasures now, winter's coming CANOES AND BOATS FOR RENT H. A. Smith w a w H O S3 PI New Suits New Skirts New Dresses The most stunning creations or tho . fall season are daily arriving In our ready-to-wear department. No effort has been spared to purchase a variety of styles and to give greater values than any other place In this vicinity. We cordially Invite repeated Inspec tion of the new garments as they are received, and urge early selection as the choicest ones always go first. Latest Colorings and Weaves in New Fall Dress Goods arc to Ik seen at the "Jiusy Store', While our stock is not com plete, there J a nlee variety of color and qualities from which to select your fall dress. Wo mention hut a few here -You are welcome to come and ee the whole assortment. New Dress Goods at $1 4 4 to 4 8-inch all fine wool suitings in serges, diagonals, granite weaves, etc., inblack, navy, Copenhagen, plum, and other want ed shades. New Dress Goods at $1.50 Beautiful fabrics, SO to 56 inches wide, strictly all wool materials, fully shrunk. Such goods as extra fine dress serge, wide wale diagonal suitings, extra heavy coating serges, as well as an excellent variety of fancy weaves, are here' in all the wanted shades. In addition we have an excellent line of 30c and C.'c suitings, both plain and fancy weaves. New Novelties Just Received The Gladstone Flare collar support, Roman stripe belts and belting, latest shapo leather bags, new style laundered rollaway collar, big assortment of fancy tango hairpins at J.V, 2.V, "JOc. All remaining summer goods w ill be closed out at extreme price reductions. The lots arc too small to advertise, but tho values are unusually great.