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THE BELDING BANNER
TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR tt. In 1889 and published every Wed nesday by Banner Publishing Co. I. MIiANGSTON - E. B. LAPIIAM Kriltors & Ihibllshers Entered Into the Belding Michigan Poetofflce as secpnd class matter. ARMAMENT OF MERCHANT SHIPS It seems probable that the discus sion of the question of armed merch ant ships will center upon the distinc tion between offensive and defensive armament upon such ships. If, as Germany asserts, British merchant men, while! armed ostensibly for de fense, carry guns for the special pur of attacking submarines, the kaiser's government is undoubtedly correct in "its contention that this is a violation of international law. The United States bases its position specifically upon defensive armament, and it has never held, either during this war or at any time previously, that a merch ant ship was privileged to attack. In its circular of September 19, 1914, the State Department ruled that "a mer chant vessel of belligerent nationality may carry an armament and ammuni tion for the sole purpose of defense without asquiring the character of a ship of war," and it directs that port officials' to Examine each ship leaving a harbor of the United States for evi dences of armament of an offensive character, defining the defensive limi tations with minute detail. If, there fore, the Germans should sink a Brit ish merchant ship carrying American passengers and could prove that it was offensively armed, the United States would have no recourse. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Roup Symptoms. Eye inflamed and clos ed and filled with offensive matter. CausesT Practically the treat ment recommended for "canker." To treat the sock birds, take a quart dipperful of warm water and color it purple with permangnanate of potash, add a half teaspoonful of Zenoleum or Carbo-Negus to the mixture. Souse the head of every roupy bird in this mixture so that it reaches all the passages in the nostrils and eyes. Keep the little finger of the left hand between the bird's bill and keep its mouth open. Place the sick away from the others in well-ventilated coops. Give nourishing food, season with ginger Conkey's Roup tonic and roup tablets are well spoken of. by our friends for use in getting rid of the effects of this disease. They are con venient to use. Scaly Legs Symptoms. Thcx shanks and feet are covered with light yellow, powd ery looking growth that spreads all oyer them. From time to time par ticles of the growths drop off and the legs present an unsighly appearance. Causes. The disease is caused by a mite burrowing into the scales of the shanks. One fowl can transmit the diesase to an entire flock. Treatment, First take a tooth brush, soap and warm water and thoroughly wash the legs removing lal the crusts that are loose. Smear over the legs carbolated vaseline, or whiskey and sweet oil (equal parts), kerosene and sweet oil (3 ker. to 1 cil), Zeneoleum and oil, etc. The legs should be well cleaned with warm water and soap two or three days af ter the treatment. If the. disease is not eradicated, repeat the remedy. From the theatre the party broke up all declaring the Seniors most de lightful entertainers. Medical inspection may go so far at the public , schools that a boy will know more about his. liver than about compound interest. s The Wife's : Pat Si way through life is not always strewn with roses. Nor free from seriou responsibilities and burden some tasks. More often than not she makes greater sacrifices than the husband 'and does so cheerfully and ungrudg ingly. V How pleased she is when he forgets himself long enough to tell her how much he thinks of 'and appre ciates her. And shame on the man who doesn't occasionally bestow some 6f the old time affection and attentions, so abundantly offered in earlier days. Take an interest in your wife's problems, add a little cheer to the gloomy days, and then have your grocer deliver her a sack of My WMte 4 'The Flour the Best Cooks Use.9' And you'll be delightfully surprised with the feast she will set before you. Naturally she must have the best materials in order to produce the best results. Lily White produces the most delicious bread, rolls, biscuits and pastries. Be particular to notice the color and flavor of every thing baked from Lily White.. You are the judge, but we predict you will say Lily White flour bakes the best things you ever ate. And don't forget your wife's responsibilities and problems. Show her you appreciate her just as much or a little more than ever. When she asks for Lily White Flour, see that she gets it, and if she doesn't mention it just suggest that she try it. You will both be delighted wilh the results. VALLEY CITY MILLING COMPANY, Grand Rapids. Mich.