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THE BELDING BANNER WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1, 1916 ORLEANS Mrs. Cynthia White was entertained Friday at Jane Baird's. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clements went to Belding Thursday morning to spend Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. F, P. Hamman. Mrs. Homer Kennedy and family spent Saturday with her mother, Mrs. John Hill. Hazel Warner visited relatives in Ionia Wednesday and Thursday. Hazel Coe and Marie Young were Sunday guests of Leone and Marion Hale. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Dennehy and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Howard of Ionia spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lane. Al. Sherwood is the owner of a new Alter car. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reeves and Onah Musselman Sundayed with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Glazier. Don't forget the Ladies' Aid Soc iety at the church, December 9. Picnic dinner. Everybody invited. John Gleason and family have mov ed into the house recently vacated by Don Prentiss. There was no literary meeting Fri day night on account of the bad weather. Mr. ami Mrs. Perley Willard and son, and Willard Wedge of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Wm. Mustard of Missouri spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Half. Henry Young made a business trip to Grand Rapids, Wednesday. Mrs. John Hill visited her daughter, Mrs. Chas. La Dow, Thanksgiving day. Mrs. Wilson Purdy was an Ionia passenger, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whipple and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelly were in Grand Rapids, one day last week. Chas. White is visiting friends in Wisconsin. lluldah Christensen spent Thursday night with her sister, Mrs. Earl Glad ding. Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer, Mrs. A. Palmer and Mable were Sunday guests at Clyde Reach's. Mr. and Mrs. II. Barbour and Mau rice visited the former's daughter in Smyrna, Thanksgiving day. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Higbee and Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Smith of Ronald were Thursday guests of the latter's daughter, Mrs. Walter Warden. The next dance at Orleans will be Friday night, December 3. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Decker and fam ily of Ionia spent Thanksgiving day with Mr. and Mrs. Jbrnest Leach. Mrs. John Wise was in Ionia Sat urday. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Howe and son visited her parents in Ronald Thurs day. Geo. Harden of Grand Rapids is visiting at Henry Young's. Mary Christensen of Saranac spent the latter part of the week with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Morrison of East Orleans were Snuday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Easter-brook. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hale and daughter ate Thanksgiving dinner with the former's parents in Lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. La Dow were over Sunday guests at Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Hawkins' in Muir. About twenty-five ladies met at the home of Mrs. Edward Wooldridge last Friday, where a fine meeting of the W. C. T. U. was held with an excel lent program, which was enjoyed by all. It was voted to has a county in stitute in August at the church in stead of the annual picnic as has been customary. Two new members were enrolled. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Goldie Face, December 17. Every member be present as election of officers comes that day. Leon Easterbrook of Shiloh was a Sunday guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Easterbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Smith returned from Entrican, Sunday, after a week's visit with friends. Mrs. Alta Pitcher of Sheridan visit ed her cousin, Mrs. Guy Hoppough the last of the week. Mrs. Rissie Emory of Ionia is visit ing among friends here. Dr. Mae Flanagan of Lincoln. Ne braska was calling on friends Tues day. About a dozen ladies attended the Orleans Ladies' club which met with Mrs. C. Linebaugh last Tuesday. They had a very pleasant time and expect to meet with Mrs. Wilbur this week. Tuesday. Mrs. A. W. Summers returned from Elwell sanitarium, November 12'), and is much improved in health. Mrs. Sarah Ann Skellenger of Beld ing visited Mrs. O. Purdy, Friday. Ernest and Edward Wooldridge and families Sundayed at R. S. Noddins'. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Van Houten of near Stanton came Saturday for a short stay with relatives here. Dessie Morgan Sundayed with Maude Kidder. Ladies, remember the Orleans L. O. T. M. M. will meet at 0 o'clock a. m., December 7. Be sure to attend as there will be election of officers and other business to attend to. Bring a lunch, just for youreslf, to eat at noon. Mrs. Mae Mosher of Belding spent Thanksgiving with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. James Morton of Big Rapids were Thanksgiving guests of his sister, Mrs. Lizzie Olmstead and family. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Best moved to Ionia last week. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Spaulding and son, Roy, were dinner guests, Thanks giving day, at the home of the form er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mont Spaulding. Mrs. Geo. Brown of Belding called on friends here and at Shiloh, Friday. Ed. Olmstead was an Ionia business visitor, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Treynor and Cleo Blanche, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Treynor and family and Dave Treynor were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Treynor, Thanksgiving day. Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz and son ; were Thanksgiving day guests of the t former's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Face were j guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and i Mrs. Geo. Hill. We Sell Up To Quality and Not Down to Price We have as carefully considered your clothes wants as though you were with us when we selected our winter stocks. We put forth our best efforts to secure fabrics that would measure up to your good judgment of quality, and that would give utmost comfort and service. We selected styles that your tastes, be they extreme, medium or conservative, would unhesitatingly sanction. As to value, which we knew was essential to hold your good will and patronage, we went to the limit to get it in its highest known stand ard. Take Our Oveixoats for Instance They have style lines that show skill in designing. They fit the way you would expect them to perfect. The fabrics show worth, quality and good taste ; the tailoring is faultless and the best of all satisfaction is guaranteed. At each price, you're getting all the value that can possibly be crowded into the garments whether in wool fabrics or in the most expensive furs. the Same is True of Our Suits ill pm PI ISfB ft W0i Cloth Overcoats $10.00 to $25.00 Fur Overcoats $18.00 to 35.00 Comfort And satisfaction are assured the man or boy w h o purchases h i s sweater here. It's a point in our favor to please him and every point counts in these days of keen competi tion. Rope Stitch $5.00 to 8.50 Heavy Shaker Knit $4.00 to $7.50 'mm Warm Durable Work Clothes for Cold Weather Well made of duck, corduroy or other dur able materialour blanket, plush and sheep-lined coats are the sort that give utmost satisfac tion. Heavy work trousers, heavy wool socks, warm gloves and mittens that will stand the hardest kind of wear and are most convenient to work in, are specialized in here to a degree that insures satisfaction to you. Duck or Cordu roy Coats with Sheep Lining $4.50 to $7.50 Duck and Mole Skin Coats, Blanket-Lined $1.00 to $4.00 Heavy Wool Pants, some are waterproof $1.50 to $3.00 Here's Another Thing to Con sider Before You Buy Here's another thing to consider before you buy. How long could we stay in business if we sold clothes that were not "satisfaction assured?" We dare say, our business life would shorten to a near-future collapse. The best evi dence we can offer to the prospective custom er that our policy coin cides with the exacting demands of the public, i3 the increased patron age being accorded this store. Step Into Our Rubber Footwear And no matter how cold and slushy the weather you will keep your feet dry and warm. For men who want dressy rubbers, for men who want heavy rubber footwear for out-of-door work, and for boys who need good overshoes to wear to school and in stormy weather we have just the right thing at the right price. Arctic! $1.75 to $2.75 Rubber Boots- $3.50 to $4.50 Socks and Rubbers $2.50 to $3.00 Light Rubbers Men's $1.00 to $1.40 Boys 50c to 90c Borrow a Dollar FromTomorrow And you are always in debt. It doesn't pay to be behind in money matters any more than in anything else. A checking account will aid you in keeping affairs straight; it will be a means to put you ahead in life's game. If you are not familiar with the advantages, we'll be glad to ex plain how it will benefit your personal business. Belding Savings Bank Belding, Mich. n " S J $ mJ " v ! .Mr .and Mrs. .1. M. York and family : land .Mrs. I'urdy .spent Thanksgivings ! with friends in Belding. ' Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Morgan spent; the latter part of the week with her! parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Comstack of! Shiloh. i SPECIAL Tom Thumb Wedding. The children of Orleans will present the play, "Tom Thumb's Wedding" at the church Friday evening, December '3, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society. Bessie Warden will be here to train the children this week. It is sure to be a pleasing entertain ment for both old and young. Every body come and enjoy an evening's en tertainment. Don't forget the date. PROGRAM OF ORLEANS ATHENAEUM SATURDAY Music Claude Johnson and Clar ence Chickering. Recitation Ned Lambertson. Reading Hattie Towne. Recitation Daisy Chickering. Debate Resolved: "That it would be for the best interest of the nation and for the rising generation to teach military training in our public schools. Affirmative, Jesse Clark, second, John Lambertson; negative, Theodore Lam bertson, second, Berthold Chickering. Recess. Recitation Harold Wooldridge. Reading Howard Noddins. Paper Mrs. E. M. Wooldridge. Song Sue, Ned and Thane Lam bertson. Music. NORTH EASTON Chas. 1 1 ile and Mrs. Charity Powers ate Thanksgiving dinner at' Mr., and Mrs. Levi Krick's. Mrs. Hattie Doxsey ate Thanksgiv ing dinner at Mr. and Mrs. G rover Doxsey's. Mrs. George Ilarrie of Barryton re turned home Saturday, after visiting two weeks at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tingley and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Clara Albaugh drove up to Fcnwick last Sunday, to visit her sis ter. Mrs. J. S. Dull. Mrs. George Vance is the guest of relatives and friends at Pewamo for a couple of weeks Mrs. Martin Hile was a Thanksgiv ing dinner guest of her brother, Chas. Burkett. Mrs. Sarah Moon was a Sunday guest of Mrs. Hattie Doxsey. ASHLEY Tom Jones and family were guests of Ralph Hall and family, Sunday. P. W. Tuthill and family spent Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Donovan. Miss Ruth Lincoln spent the latter part of the week visiting friends in Greenville. Rev. and Mrs. Ellis and son spent Thanksgiving at the home of Ernest Hart in Oakfield. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Godfrey and Leland Godfrey and family ate Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. David Hall of Belding. Mr. and Mrs. Eber Smith and fam ily, Albert and Glenn Smith, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. cGorgo Smith, Thanksgiving. Howard McArthur was the guest of Miss Ethel Longstreet, Thursday evening. Miss Clara Lincoln returned to her school duties Monday, after spending Thanksgiving at the home of her par ents. The children were treated Wednes day afternoon by their teacher, Miss Marie Byrne to popcorn, candy and apples. Such days will long be remem bered by the children. Miss Minnie LaValley is assisting Mrs. Leland Godfrey with her house work. Friday afternoon will be the last elding Coa 1 & Ice Co Dealers in ALL KINDS OF COAL WOOD AND KINDLINGS Kiln Dried Maple Floor Clippings BELDING GAS CO.'S COKE Cement and Cement Products Clay Products of Every Description DISCOUNTS GIVEN FOR CASH WITH ORDER work meeting before the fair. A good attendance is desired at the parson age. All those having articles to con tribute to the fair will please leave them with Mrs. Ellis by Thursday af ternoon, December 7. Don't forget the fair and chicken pie supper at the church, Friday even ing, December 10. Remember the proceeds are for a well at the parson age. All are cordially invited to at tend. EASTGRATTAN Geo. Rhodes and family and Glenn Spiccr and family spent Thanksgiving with the former's daughter, Mrs. Sea mer Lyons of Greenville. All report a good time. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitten and family spent Thanksgiving with her sister, Mrs. Ace Wood and family. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cummings and family and Ethel Hall spent Thanks giving at S. Reynolds. Ethel Hall is spending a few days with Minnie Cummings. Mrs. Geo. Rhodes and son, Wert, and daughter, Myrl Lynn, motored to Easton Sunday to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. William Tully called on George Mason and family, Sunday. Miss Nellie Beardsley is visiting Mrs. H. Lawrence for a few days. The Grattan school was closed last Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiv ing vacation. Albert Slayton is building a new tenant house. Clint Green was in Lowell the first of the weej OTISCO TAXES I will be at the Peoples Savings Bank, Belding every Saturday, except Christmas week on Friday, and at Smyrna every Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of receiving taxes. EARL NORTON, adv. Township Treasurer. Snuff and a Crook. Robert PInkerton once told a story of his father, the founder of th de tective agency, which illustrates the elder Plnkerton's caution. A noted criminal was detained in rinkerton's Chicago office. The elder Flnkerton left the room and when he returned took the precaution of holding a re volver in front of him ready for use. lie saw the criminal standing by the door with a snuffbox he had picked up from Plnkerton's desk In his hand. "This Is good snuff,' affablj re marked the crook as ho took a sniff. "For the eyes or the nose?" asked PInkerton, who knew that the crook had Intended to blind him In an effort to escape. "Well," remarked tho criminal, "I'm sorry to say that the noso geta It this time." ARE IN THE TRENCHES FIGHTING FOR ENGLAND The Grand Rapids Herald of Sun day gave the pictures of Herbert and John Noble, sons of John T. Noble of this city, who recently left Ionia where they resided, for the battle ground of the old country. The write up from Ionia, says: John Noble, a veteran of the British army and a well known resident of Belding, has contributed two of his sons to the cause of the allies, and recently both of them, Herbert and John, Jr., left to join the Canadian contingent for service in Europe. It is a case of the call of the battle field which is inbred within the veins of the two young men, who have so often been seen working in this city and in their home town, for besides following the example of their father, they will only be doing what many other members of their family are already. Eleven of their relatives are now serving under the British flag on European battlefields or have at some time during this struggle. One had his career as an active soldier cut short by being captured months ago and is now held a prisoner in a Ger man camp, and it is probable that he will not see further work until he is released at the close of the war. Another brother, now living in this city, has served in the British army and won rank before being honorably discharged. The old U. S. frigate Independence whose naval career began in 1812, the oldest ship in the U. S. navy, was burned at San Francisco the other day for the copper in her hull. Once the Independence was America's first flag-ship. After being retired from actual service she wa3 stationed at Mare Island,. Calif., as a receiving ship. She was . placed out of actual commission three years ago. Following the announcement of the California Wine Association that, ow ing to the uncertainly in the war tax and the tariff, grapes will not be pur chased for wine-making purposes this year, thousands of tons of tho fruit will be fed to hogs in the section about Fresno, California, this fall. Many growers are now drying their product for this purpose. C. B. Fergus, of Union City, Ind., went squirrel hunting the other day and when he treed a squirrel lay down on the grass beneath the tree to await a favorable shot. Inadvertently he wiggled the toes of one foot and another hunter, mistaking the tan shoe jerking back and forth for a squirrel.fired at it Doctors found 21 shots in Fcrgu's body, but they be lieve he will recover.