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PAGE EIGHT FARM AND ORCHARD t A Cellar Garden With very little trouble and prac tically no expense, one may have a considerable variety of garden "sass during the bleak winter and early sprintf, from December to April. Last year I had had rhubarb, and abund ance of tender asparagus, parsley and spearmint. For the rhubarb it is necessary to dig it up just before the ground freezes. Choose good, healthy stock which has been in position two or three years. After digging up the roots, they should be left out of doors for a week or two until they have had a chance to freeze solid, then take them down cellar and allow to thaw out gradually. Have ready a good sized box and plant the roots in this, covering well with the soil. As rhu barb does not need the light to de velop, I set the box in a dark corner and cover it with another box which helps to keep it clean and free from dust. We have no furnace in our cel lar and it is cool there, always at about fifty degrees. This seemed just right for the rhubarb. When ready for use it will be found exceedingly tender, making much better puddings, sauces, pies, etc., than the canned ar ticle. After the winter's forcing, it may be returned to the garden and will grow again. . The asparagus roots are planted in rich garden soil which is placed in the cellar floor in convenient sized boxes. Plant deep and place where there is some light, but it is not necessary to have sunshine. Water sparingly and you will be rewarded with a goodly supply of tender asparagus equal to any raised in the out-of-door garden. The uses of parsley are unlimited for salads, soups, etc. The flavor is always liked and for garnishing pur poses, it has no equal. Last winter I prepared three boxes which I tilled with rich garden soil. In these 1 planted good vigorous parsley roots. I watered the parsley boxes thorough ly and set them in the sunny south cellar window. When the first box had grown to a suitable size to use, I brought it up in the kitchen and used it freely until pretty well down, then 1 returned it to the cellar window and brought up another box. The spearmint is grown in the same way as the parsley and it is necessary to keep the soil pretty moist. Fall or Spring Calves It is not so much a question of pro fits, but one of existing conditions, t The newspaper that would best serve its advertising clients is that newspaper which serves its read ers best. This Describes The Belding Banner SHUMATE $1.00 to Guaranteed for Life M$m ihkmQ Go, BRIDGE ST. MEET ME AT Till Tuller t i t individual requirements, etc., that must be given due consideration by the average farmer in planning for the calf crop, since there are advan tages in both fall and winter hand ling of calves. It must be admitted that the spring season is the natural period during which most animals bring forth their young, and considering that the weather grows brighter and warmer, while the grass springs up fresh and nourishing as grazing for both cows and calves, the cost of raising the off spring to a salable age, or getting them well started in developing them into mature animals, will be lowered materially from what it would be with winter calves. However, there are some good points in favor of the fall and winter calves. The vote to the care of cal ves" and the feeding of cows for pro fitable dairy production; while the price for cream, milk and butter will be considerably higher, because of the fact that there is very little of either to be bought at any price. Of course, the calves will cost a trifle more in care anil, feed, but by provid ing a snug, warm place for them, and feeding them a little extra grain and mill feed, the additional cost will be small, and the calves will develop into stronger, healthier and more vigor ous animals, as there will be no ex cessive heat to stunt their growth; while the absence-of flies will remove an annoyance that is most detrimen tal during the heat of summer. The farmer who keeps a dairy herd of moderate size will find it greatly to his advantage to have a part of the cows drop their calves in the spring and a part of them freshen in the fall or early winter. This not only insures a steady income from the dairy, but the farmer will not be compelled to give so much attention to dairying during the spring months, when it is so important that the field crops be put in at the proper period and in the best of shape. It should be, remembered, however, that the cost of production will be slightly raised, and provision must be made for a wide variety of grains, rough ages and mill-feeds for the fall-calving cow. A shipment consisting of boilers, dismantled locomotives, huge cranes, and derricks and other machinery us ed in the construction of the Panama nnnn hnu lipn tiiken to Alaska where it will be utilized in the con struction of the government railroad. 1 RAZORS $3.00 HonedFreo PHONE 156 For Value, Service, dome Comfort )( POULTRY CONSULTING DEPARTMENT ) 3G This Hen Kobn Your Keir llasket The hen that freezes her comb and The hen that is allowed to wade around in the snow and cold mud in winter. The hen that roosts where the snow and sleet drift in on her back and cause her to contract colds and rheu mutism. The hen that is jammed into quar ters that are too close, lackinir in ven tilation anil the highly esential sup- piyot liio-tfivintf oxygen. The hen that is forced to roost in filthy quarters. Not only will her health be impaired, but lice will thrive under such conditions, making it impossible for her to produce the maximum number of es in winter. The hen that is housed so early in the evening and turned from the roost ini? quarters so late in the morn ing that she spends more time sitting around than in exercise, thus render ing her organs inactive and non-productive. The hen that is penned up in close, stuffy quarters during stormy days, or allowed to jump otr the roost at day-break in the morning, scratching around in the filthy droppings for something to eat. A scratching shed, open to the south, with a foot of straw and Jitter in it to scatter the small grain in, will prevent this rob bery. The hen that is fed on a corn ration alone durng the winter months. She becomes fat, inactive, with a torpid liver, unhealthy in general, and egg production is impossible. Small grain in the scratching-shed for the morn ing meal; a warm mash of two quarts bran, one quart corn chop, and one quart clover or alfalfa, with chopped vegetables, a handful of oil meal and a light sprinkling of salt, mixed with skim milk or water, for the noon meal; cracked or whole corn and wheat in thescratching shed in the evening these are the rations that promote egg production. The hen that is forced to do with out some of the most pressing essen tials to winter egg production ra tions which with her main source of sustenance during the summer months green feed, meat, grit, etc. We simply must overcome as nearly as possible the adverse conditions of winter and establish those which pro moted egg production in the sum mer.. If we have not the cut clover, alfalfa meal now is procurable; com mercial grit is cheap if we failed to provide a winter's supply of sand be fore the freeze-up; meat or beef scraps may be secured and ground or bought already ground; there is no excuse except carelessness for not supplying the layers with the essen tails to winter egg production. Treat Fowls With Kindness If you start making friends with your young fowls, your next hens will be tame ones. Wild hens cause com motion and loss all through the sea son of hatching and rearing. The young birds will fatten ami thrive Letter when kindly treated and kept quiet and contented. Anything that scares poultry and sets them in a flutter works against their well-being. If you have a few choice birds you desire to exhibit at shows this season handle them gently and kindly and then when they are on exhibition they will not huddle down in a corner, too flustered to show off to a good advan tage. 1 have a friend who has a fine flock of pure-bred fowls but he takes no pains to gentle them, when he wants to call them up to show a visit ing fancier they will not come, and they are tight-feathered and fright ened Into looking bad when one hap pens to get near them. There are many things that fright en poultry and fill them with appre hension. A hurried trip to the nest or chasing a cockerel with the dog when you want a chicken for dinner, will df more harm than can be undone in a long time. A fright is recorded in their memories more incisively than all one's good offices. If birds are kept tame, and if you will move among them slowly and quietly, admit nothing to the poultry yard that will cause commotion, they will come to you quickly at the call. The docility of any breed depends a good deal upon the docility of the owner. Kven the Leghorns, so often spoken of as a wild breed, may be made fairly docile if treated right, the caretaker may win their confid ence by habitual kindness. We begin with the young birds at meal time, talk to them while they are eating and accustom them to being handled. It is a mistake to try to frighten the desire to sit out of a broody hen. The mother instinct should be treated sympathetically. Her broodiness the hen cannot help and we should cure this feverish condition, not frighten or punish her. Some folks will throw broody hens violently ofT the nest sev eral times a day. This is cruel and demoralizing to the rest of the flock. It is expensive to disturb the normal chatter and cackle .of a busy flock. Kxcitement of any kind 1 have notice ed causes a very perceptible and im mediate falling off in the egg yield. Itamier . Want .An- Vay Tlielr Way, New Hotel Tuller nirntoiT, mi cm rax Center of lmslncus on fJrnnd drew Park. Take Woodward far, get off nt Adam Ave. AltSOMTTIXY riHF.PHOOF 200 Rooms, Private Path, Single $1.60; Double, $2.60 up. 200 Rooms, Private Path, Single, $2.00; Double $3.00 tip. 100 Rooms, Private Path, Single, $2.60; Double, $4.00 up. ' 100 Rooms, Private Path, Single, $3.00 to $6.00; Double, $4.60 up. Total 600 Outside Rooms nil absolutely quiet To Floors Agents' New Unique Cafes Sample Rooms and Cabaret Excellent. Y. M. C. A. NOTES The Secretary a Man Trainer Within almost every communitv there is some man or men fitted to meet every, task that arises there. To discover and enlist these men for training is the significant task of the Association Secretary. His plan of training will vary with the individual. With one leader who lacks self-confidence the method will be by example and this leader after seeing the task done feels that he too can carry it through. With another who lacks tact perhaps a method of suggestion is used and the leader comes to see that his bluntness de tracts from his efficiency. With another who lacks executive ability the leader is taught by precept upon precept and line upon line to see that the great development of any group of men and boys comes by getting them to feel their aggressiveness is given such heavy responsibility that he must swim or go down under, with the secretary as a coach he is not al lowed to become discouraged. So on with every leader, the thing that he most lacks is developed in his char acter and all are fitted in the school of experience, trainng themselves by doing some special task. Mere inspiration is not enough to fit the leader for a task, but must be followed by a plan of training that will help the leader to grow both in capacity and ability. After all is said and done only an insight into human character and ex perience combined with that spiritual insight of the will of God concerning His children and Christ s sacrificial patience and perseverence will mark the successful discoverer of leader ship for the Kingdom. Mr. C. F. Angell, Secretary of Ionia County, gave these hints: "I have no set rule for discovering leaders. A good sure way is to make them and then you know what you have. The best way 1 know of training young men is to give them a task which they can do and then coax them into larger things. Leaders are found in all kinds of ways. One of my best has no visible characteristics but leader ship is so important that I would say unless you can find it do not begin, and with it you can surely win. win." World's Important Tunnels Ques. 1. Mention some of the great est tunnels in the world. Ans. Al berg, under the Alps from Langen to St. Anton, G 3-4 miles, opened -884; Cascade Mountain, through Cascade mountains in 'Washington, 3 miles; Continental Divide for Denver and Salt Lake R. R. (under construction) C.4 miles; Gunnison, southwestern Colorado, G miles, opened 1909; Hoo sac, through Hoosac mountains, Mas ,s.4 3-4 miles, opened 1873; Loechberg, through Alps in Oberland, Switzerland, 9 1-4 miles, opened 1913; Mont Cenis, Italy to France under Col de Frejus, 8 miles, opened 1871; New Croton, supplies water to New York City, 33 1-8 miles opened 1888; Otira, New Zealand, 5 1-3 miles; Roger Pass, Selkirk mountains, Canada, 5 miles (under construction); St. Got hard, through Swiss Alps, 9 1-3 miles, opened 1810; Severn, England, 4 1-2 miles, opened 188G; bimplon, through Alps, 12 1-2 miles, opened, 1905. Strength of Water According to the Youth's Compan ion, if a passenger in a vessel skim ming through the water at GO miles an hour should thrust his hand into the water his arm would probably be broken because of that speed the wa ter would act almost as a rigid body, change shape quickly. Water issuing under enormous pressure from a small opening is so unyielding that a swordsman could not cut through the stream. His sword would prob ably be broken in pieces. LEGAL NOTICES ORDER FOR PUBLICATION (First Insertion Aug. 25) STATE OF MICHIGAN The pro bate court for the county of Ionia. At a session of said court, held at the probate office, in the city of Ionia, in said county, on the seventeenth day of August, A. D. 1915. Present: Hon. Montgomery Web ster, Judge of Probate. In the matter of the estate of An drew M. Canavan, deceased, William F. Sandell, a creditor of said deceas ed, having filed in said court his pe tition praying that the administra tion of said estate be granted to Frederick Pitt or to some other suit able person. It is ordered, That the twentieth day of September, A. D. 1915, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said pro bate office, be and is hereby appoint ed for hearing said petition. It is further ordered. That public notice thereof be given by publica tion of a copy of this order, for three successive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Belding Banner, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county. Montgomery Webster. Judge of Probate. A true copy. Anna P. Webster, Register of Probate. ORDER FOR PUBLICATION (First Insertion Aug. 25) STATE OF MICHIGAN The Pro bate court for the county of Ionia, At a session of said court, held at the probate office, in the city of Ionia, in said county, on the eighteenth day of August, A. D. 1915. Present: Hon. Montgomery Web ster, Judge of Probate. In the matter of the estate of Al ton J. Moon, deceased, Mary Christ ina Moon, widow and one of the heirs-at-law of said deceased, having filed in said court her petition pray ing that the administration of said estate be granted to Frank L. Moon, or to some other suitable person. It is ordered. That the twentieth day of September, A. D. 1915, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at said pro bate office, be and is hereby appoint ed for hearing said petition. It is further ordered. That public notice thereof be given by publication of a cony of this order, for three suc cessive weeks previous to said day of hearing, in the Belding Uanner, a newspaper printed and circulated in said county. Montgomery Webster. Judge of Probate. A true copy. Anna I. Webster, Register of Probate. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR SEPT. 12 ni:cuhi:i kxclvsivkly nv tiik RAN NIK FOR ITS MANY niLDi:ns ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL SERIES Text of the Lesson, 1 Kings XIX, 8 18. Memory Verses, 9, 10 Golden Text, Ph. XIVI, 10 Commentary Prepared by Rev. 1). M. Stearns. "And A hub told Jezebel all that Eli jah bad dime." She was the ruling ipltlt la the bouse of Abub. tbe leader In tbe worship of Haul, aud bad R0 prophets eat at ber own table (xvl, 31; xvliL ID), aud was one of tbe most devil controlled women that ever lived. Now she was Indeed ungry and swore to have tbe life of Elijah wltblu twenty four hours xix, 1, 2), aud be lied for his life fioia this angry woman and came to lleersbeba, which means tbe well of tbe oath and should have made him think of tbe faithfulness of tbe ever lasting God UJen. xxl. ;tl 31). This does uot look like the same Illljah who stood so grandly with and for Uol on Mount Caiiuel. but It Is another evidence of tbe utter failure of man apart from God. as tbe Lord Jesus said. "Severed from me ye can do nothing" (John xv, 5, margin). It is truly pitiful to see this ma a of God in the wilderness, under this tree,' wanting to die; but tbe secret of It seems to be that he had begun to think himself of some Importance and neces sary to God. Notice his thrlee related, "I, even I only, am left; remain a proph et of the Lord" xvlil. 22; xlx, 10. 14). He evidently thought that tbe hundred whom Obadlah saved were not worth mentioning, and he did not know that the Lord bad 7.000 who would not wor ship Baal xlx. IS). Self In any form, even religious self, Is very bad and a great hindrance. The only safe way Is, "Not I, but Christ" "Not I. but tbe grace of God" (Gal. 11, 20; I Cor. xv. 10). Even tbe apostles failed by seeking greatness for themselves, so we all need Jer. xlv, 5. As for God. he Is al ways gracious and full compassion, for he kuoweth our frame, he remem beret h that we are dust Ps. elli. 8. 13, 14). Elijah had been through a great strain, physical and mental, and was simply worn out. The Lord pitied him and gave him sleep and sent au nnzel to prepare food for him and let him sleep and eat twbe. aud In the strength oX that food he went forty days and forty nights to Horeb. the Mount of God (verses 5-8). How wonderful Is the food which. God provides, either for soul or body. We think of tbe bread and fish bv the sea of Galilee for the men who bad tolled all night aud caught nothing (John xxl. U) and of the way He fed Israel for forty years In the wilderness. We shall see that this discouraged man who wanted to die never did die. and after some 000 years we see blm alive and well, with the only other two forty day fasters In the lllble story, on the mount of transfiguration. Let all faint and discouraged ones look up and see Him who so tenderly caret h for us. and pttleth us. and notices whether the way Is long or short, and Just how much strength we have, for He said to Elijah by the angel, "the Journey Is too great for thee" (verse 7). There are many thing too heavy and too painful for us, but there is nothing too hard for the Lord (Ex. xvlil. IS; Numb. xi. 14; Ts. Jxxlli. 10; Jer. xxxvt. 17. 27). It may not be easy for us to understand why Elijah took that. long Journey to Horeb. but when he reached there the word of the Lord came to him, saying. "What doest thou here, Elijah?" (Verses 9, 13.) Twhe the question was asked him, and twice he answered In the same way, that he was Jealous for the Lord God of hosts, that Israel had forsaken His convenaut, that he was the only prophet left, and that his life was being sought (verses 10, 14). That he was the only prophet. If It had been true, would seem to be a good reason why he should have remained, and not run away. Fear for his life does not sound well from Elijah. Tbe poor man was evidently quite out of fellowship with God, and much occupied with himself. The God who could rend tbe moun tains with a mighty wind, make the earth to quake and send fire from heaven (verses 11, 12), was certainly capable of eating for His servant, and It seems to us as If Elijah might have relied upon Km. It is not always Ills way to do great and mighty things, and what Elijah needed now was quietness to hear the still small voice. The golden text for this lesson has been well chosen. Instead of special zeal and energy, which Is often of the flesh, how often we need to be still, stand still, sit still, rest In tbe Lord and wait patiently for Him. The Lord's Instructions to Elijah must have been very humiliating to blm: "Go, re turn on thy way, anoint Ellsha to be prophet In thy room, I have left me 7,000 In Israel who have not bowed unto Haal" (verses 15-18). That looks like a netting aside of the man who had !?u so grand for God. There are certain people whom God cannot use the fearful or the self In dulgent, as In tbe case of Gideon's army, or. the self Important, as In this lesson. He looks for the weak and empty ones, the things that are nought with which to bring to nought tbe things that are. When he wants a man He knows where to find htm, as when he found Saul and David, and Moses, and Amos, nnd now Ellsha. And he called each from their ordinary occupations, as be did also some of the apostles. Gabriel probably found Mary busy la household duties. Good Roads Department Conducted Especially for the Banner .by Hon. P. T. Colgrovc, President of the Michigan Good Roads Association. Convicts Ituild Roads Thirty states at the beginning of the present year had on their stat ute books laws providing for the em- Eloyment of state prisoners in road uilding. Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, JJew Jersey? New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia and Washington follow prac tically the same system, providing that the control of this work shall be vested in the state highway commis sion or state engineer makes requisi tion to the state prison authorities for such number of prisoners as he can effectively, and the prison au thorities turn over to him such pris oners as are suitable for road work. The prison commission or board of control of state institutions is held responsible for the development of the convict road work in some states: Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mis souri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. State prisoners are turned over to the county authorities to be worked on the county roads in Florida, Geor gia, and North and South Carolina. This system is not approved by the National Committee on Prisons and Labor, which holds that the state un der no circumstances is justified in delegating the responsibility for its convict wards to county authorities. The system in New York state is also thought far from satisfactory as it divides the responsibility for construction work and maintenance of the camps between the state high way department and the commission ers of the counties in which the roads are to be built, with the state super intendent of prisons in final author ity. In Utah, West Virginia and Wyom ing the highway department and the prison department co-operate in the control of this work. The prison de partment is fully responsible for the care and discipline of the prisoners, while the road department is called upon to do the work which it is equip ped to do, the building of roads. The committee says: "The National Commitee on Pris ons and Prison Labor has found thu latter system essential to the success ful developement of convict road work. The prison department is in a position to care for the prisoners and to handle such matters as food, cloth ing housing, medical attention, the affording of educational facilities and recreation. The highway department can not be expected to handle these details with the same knowledge as to what conduces to the welfare of the prisoners; yet no prison commis sion can successfully undertake the building of roads the work of the engineering experts. "Under a system where the high way department simply hires the pris oners from the prison department, paying for their labor the same amount that it would pay for free la bor of the same efficiency the econo mic and satisfactory development of convict road work can be expected and will result." Propose 1,000-Mile Road Central western Canada will have a federal highway much after the plan of the Lincoln highway proposed AFTER J7 YEARS Simplicity Win Over Expense Sometimes, as most Michigan horse owners know, a simple llnlmeut may cure an external ill, whereas an ex pensive 'treatment may fall. For In stance, James Miller of l'ottstown, Pa., cured a horse of pollevil with three bottles of Hanford's Halsam of Myrrh. He says: "The veterinarians had been trying to cure the horse for seven years." adv. BARGAINS IN Real Estate 7 room house on the corner of Mary & James Streets, Nearly new, fine location, and a pleasant home. Can give immediate poss ession. Part Cash $1100.00 8 room house with complete bath room, corntr lot, house in excell ent condition, $500.00 cash, bal ance to suit purchaser. .. $1500.00 8 room house with two lots and good barn. Will sell with $600.00 or $600.00 cash payment, balance, terms. This is a rare bargain. $1600.00 6 room house with good barn, on Alderman Street, part cash, bal ance, monthly payments. .11200.00 8 room house on Leonard Street, f;ood location, city water, gas for ighting and cooking, good barn 6 poultry house. An extra lot in another part of the city will be included in the sale. $1500.00 7 room house on Ionia Street, near Central School building, city water, gas, electric lights, sewer connections, good barn which is also lighted with electricity. Very liberal terms will be given. $1400. See us for all kinds of INSUnANO I : the 17AGE1ER AGEHGY HOLDING, MICHIGAN ruoNi: S4 Pere Marquette train time at Belding Corrected June To Ionia and Detroit, 10:36 a. m., 4:32 p. m. To QreenvllU and Saginaw, 8:09 a. m., 2:34 p. m. and 6 : 35 p. m. across the United States. This pro ject contemplates the construction of a concrete highway from Winnipeg to Calgary, to go through the more thickly settled territory tapped by the Canadian Pacific railway. The thousand miles of highway through the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and half way into Al berta will be financed by the muni cipalities by which the roadway would be traversed. Special appro priations also will be sought from the provincial governments. The project has been received with enthusiasm in a number of the larger cities along the proposed route. It has been pointed out by the pro moters of the highway through the prairie provinces its const aiction enhance the value of farm lails for several miles on both sides of the concrete roadway. It was formerly believed that all of the great ground-sloths of South America, many fossil remains pf which have been found, became eji tinct several thousand years ago but the remains of one which was found in a Pategonian cave some time ago and presented to Col, ltoosevelt who in turn presented it to the American museum of natural history in New York, indicating, from their condi tion and the surroundings in which they were found, that these animals were common only a few centuries ago and that they were domesticated to some extent by the primitive peo ple of South America. "Oh, Ethel, why don't you use your finger bowl?" "What's the use o' wastin' this Ujood jam, mother, when I can lick my Ringers?" St. Louis Globe-Democrat. You Can Enjoy Life Eat what you want and not be troubled with indigestion if you will take a . before and after each meal. Sold only by ua 'Zoo a box. Connall'i Drug Store. Start that Savings Ac count This is the way it works on 10 shares: Pass Book $ .25 2.50 Membership Fee -Monthly Payments of $5.00 for about 135 months Profits G75.00 322.25 Cash at Maturity $1000.00 Call on the Secretary for further information Belding Building Loan Association -4 MILLIJlt-lIAIUUS FUHMTUm: CO. FUKMTUKi: AND UNDFJITAKIXU Special attention given to the proper handling of every Funeral detail. Day Phone 35, Night 71 2r. BI:LI)IN(J. MICH. Acute ana enronte Diseases. Special attention given to ear, nose and throat troubles. Catarrhal Deafness Hay Fever P. 1. HAUItlSON Osteopathic Physician Ileldlng. Mich., Ofllce Over P. O. ..Phone 194-2r Res.' Phoney 194-3r. J 21, 191." To Greenville and Big Rapids 7:01 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. To Lowell and Grand Rapids 10:20 a. m., 3:08 p. m., and 9:26 p. m. SAVE VOUft MONEY ! CW Li .