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twenty-seventh yeah
Est in 1889 and published every
Wednesday by Banner Publishing Co.
Editors and Publishers
Entered into the Belding, Michigan
Postoflice as second class matter
Subscription Postpaid
One year in Advance. $1.00
Six months in Advance 50c
Three months in Advance 25c
Canadian, one year in Advance, $1.D0
Advertising -Display
rates on application. Card of
Thanks, one cent a wora. uusmess
locals on first page, 12 cents a line.
.- The Banner Is read ' in more homes
than all other local weekly papers
combined in its territory.
, From the Fifteenth Financial and
Economic Annual of Japan, for 1915,
issued by the Japanese Department
of Finance, shows that male laborers
on; the farm are paid $51.86 a year,
.and female labor is paid $31.51 a
year. .
The equivalent of the yen m Ameri
can money is 49 cents; but, as the yen
is a silver coin, it will be seen that
the yearly wage of a male farm work
er in Japan is less than $25.92 and the
yearly ware of a female farm worker
less than $15.75. As a matter of fact,
the male farm worker gets about $2
a month and the female farm worker
about $1.25 a month. What would
American men and women who work
on American farms think of such
wages as these?
Uncle Sam is having a difficult time
says the Traverse City Record, in
getting together fifteen thousand
soldiers to handle the -Mexican situa
tion, and this being the case it is evi
dent that a greater degree of effi
ciency is needed in the United States
army. Millions are spent every year
in maintaining a force that upon pa
per is supposed to be over one hun
dred thousand men, but now that the
services of an army of small propor
tions is needed it is hard work to get
enough together to make a showing as
Soft, graceful,
easy clothes
trim, shapely,
colorful '
- r,
Such are real
young men's
Such are the
young men's
clothes we've
just received
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1 M'Vu
Goods sold at the same old
Be sure to call for Auto
mobile tickets.
fl.-FIllEDr.lADi Prep.
a small expeditionary force. If a state
of actual war existed between the
United States and Mexico it is easy to
figure out where this country would
bo with its expensive regular army.
United States soldiers are the best in
the world, but a mere handful of
them is not enough for a nation of
this size, even if the cost of keeping
them fit is beyond that paid by any
other nation.
Elwtion beinc over and the Davinir
froppsition so far as the people at
arge were concerned in its adoption
or regulation settled, the matter is
now un to the citv council to handle
it in a wise and judicious manner.
The work of completing the job
whirh covpra Bridce street from the
f Ellis school on the north, to the Cath
one church on the south, win require
the expenditure of a large sum of
money and not a penny of it should
be wasted in poor material or poor
Undoubtedly the city fathers 'and
the committees into whose hands the
oversight of the work will be given,
will give it their best thought ana
judgment and carefully safe-guard
the improvement in the interests of
every taxpayer. ' ;
Items of Interest to Friend
- Patron of our Schools.
Standards of Scholarship
Two views are held among school
teachers and superintendents, as to
what shall be done with pupils who
fail to keep up. The old-time teacher
was rather inclined to pass them
along. The student, it was argued,
would lose interest if compelled to
drop back into another class. He had
probably got about all that can be had
out of that grade or stage of his work.
He will get more to let him grind over
the same work again.
A few years ago there was a wide
spread impression that a good athlete
could slip along through almost any
college. Of recent years, both in col
leges and high schools, there seems to
be a stricter feeling about scholarship
requirements for athletes.
That many of the colleges are now
imposing, severe tests was suggested
by the news reports of the past week,
to the effort that at Cornell Uuniver
sity, 144 men have dropped as the re
sult of the mid-year "exams." Also
1G9 others were placed on probation
and denied many privileges.
Probably s6me students do lose
heart on being dropped back. Also
the better portion of the class, who
are allowed to go on, make a distinct
gain by parting company tith the
sluggards. An indolent pupil is mere
baggage. Explaining things to him,
which he should have worked out for
himself robs the rest of the class of
valuable time. They all tend to drop
to this low standard. Bright pupils
compare their work with his, and are
satisfied with a mediocre performance.
The experience of slipping along
easily by the tests of school or college
must demoralize a student. It will
not be thus when he gets into business.
There competition will have its effest,
his efficiency will quickly be eliminat
ed, and he will drop into the back ed
dies of life. He needs in the seclu
sion of school, a taste of the same
sharp jolts that he will get when he
ventures out into the cold world.
Save 25c on 10 pounds of Sugar by buying $1.00 worth
of Groceries
Prices Good
Good White Eatinpr Potatoes, per bu. $1.00
New Perfection, Gold Medal, Marvel
or Pansy Blossom Flour 95c
5 lbs. Corn Meal (fresh) 15c
7 lbs. Rolled Oats (fresh) ...... .25c
10-lb. Sack Graham Flour. .33c
2 lbs. 10c Head Rice 15c
5 lbs. Broken Rice 25c
2 lbs. 10c Tapioca 15c
Dry Beans, 2 lbs 15c
Good New Pack Bean Pork 12c
Good Dry Popcorn, lb 6c
2 lbs. Best Pure Lard 27c
Cotosuet, per lb. , 14c
2 lbs. Lard Compound 25c
Fancy California Dried Peaches 2 lbs. 15c
Sweet Orahprcs, dozen 19c
Seed Peas of all kinds, per quart. . . .18c
Onion Sets, per quart 10c; 3 quarts. . .25c
Fancy Ore. Prunes, per lb. 10c; 3 lbs 25c
Fancy Apricots, per lb 12c
Swift's Best Bologna or Frankfurts,
2 lbs. for 25c
1 qt. Dill Pickles, bulk Cc ,
1 Pint Bulk Sweet Pickles 10c
1 qt. Bulk Sauerkraut 5c
Smoked White Fish, lb 15c
J0 DeVlieEeir
Phone 17
Too Good to Be True
If the highways and avenues always
were clean,
What a beautiful town this would
If only things decent and pure could
be seen,
WThat a beautiful town this would
If gamblers and crooks could bo ban
ished forever,
If robbers and burglars could ply
their trades never,
If theaters would stage only plays
that are clever,
What a beautiful town this would
be! "
If each so-called statesman was up
right and true, -What
a beautiful land this would
.. be!
If all office holders would honest work
What a beautiful land this would
Death of Last American Soldier be
th e Capitol at Washington
Scene from 1 'Battle Cry of Peace"
The modern methods of taking care
of this situation in the grades is by
the institution of the ungraded room.
In the ungraded rooms pupils are ad
vanced just as they are fitted to ad
vance individually.
The Little Mademoiselle"
It doesn't take such a vivid ima
gination to grasp the generalities of
the situation which confronts a
young girl suddenly set down in a
New England village, when the girl
speaks no English and. the villagers
speak none but their own language.
But, to grasp the details and to real
ize the scores of both pathetic and
humorous adventures that beset the
girl before she finds some one who
can understand her and who can make
her understand, one must see the
World Film Corporation's feature in
which Miss Vivian Martin is starred
MWith $1 .00 other
U Uffl .1:--
for This Week and Next
If all forms of grafting were prompt
ly ejected,
If bad politicians could not be pro
tected, If only the' worthy ones could be
elected, '
What n beautiful land this would
If over each' home there presided a
What a beautiful worldthis would
be!;: ; ' ':.
If every young . couple would marry
for love,.;.:
What' a beautiful' world this would
.- In.,.
If all would fulfill the fond prayers of
their mothers,
, If each had regard for the feelings
of others,
If ' everyone treated his fellows like
What a beautiful world this would
Addison Fletcher Andrews in Mich
..' igan . Tradesman. .
as Lili Breval in "The Little Made
moiselle." "The Little Mademoiselle" will be
?Wvn nt the Star Theatre on Thurs
day, April 6.
a hat Lili's rescuer is a young
American man, true to type, only ,
adds to the interest of the story, but
the fact that he is as badly "broke"
as she when he rescues her, adds
more than humor. It furnishes the
opportunity for some quaintly amus
ing situations such as a charming
young actress as Miss Martin can
make the most of.
Card of ' Thanks Miss Maude
Wyckoff, who -. has been confined to
her home for the past week on ac
count of sickness, wishes to thank
the employees of the winding room
of the Richardson Silk Mill for the
beautiful bouquet of carnations sent
her. Miss Maude Wyckoff.
2 lbs. Holland Olco 35c
Fresh Eggs, dozen 20c
3 Bars Swift's White Soap 11c
12 lbs. Chicken Feed. . . . . ; 25c
100 lbs. Chicken Feed $1.90
2 Bars 10c Palm Olive Soap. 15c
Dixie Bacon, per lb. 17c
Bulk Peanut Butter, per lb 12i2c
5 lbs. 25c Coffee.. $1.00
5 lbs. 30c Coffee. . $1.25
3 Boxes 5c Matches 10c
Pint Can Cocoa 15c
3 Cans. Peas or Corn. 25c
15c Can Tomatoes........ 10c
3 lbs. Fresh Crackers. 25c
4 lbs. Fresh Ginger Snaps 25c
3 Cans Sunbrite Cleanser 10c
Regular 25c Can Calif. Peaches. .. I212C
Regular 20c Can Sliced Pineapple. A2l9c
2 Bars 5c Toilet Soap 5c
Best Pink Salmon 10c or per dozen $1.05
Best Red Salmon 18c; 2 for 35c
Best Raisins, per pkg 10c
Codfish, fresh pure, lb. box 18c
3 Cans Soup for 25c
Macaroni or Spaghetti, pkg 8c
Si Son
VOL. III. NO. 30.
Editor-in-Chief Stanley Glass.
Athletic Editor Ruth 3uck. y
Society Editor Marvel Klock.
High School Charles Wheeler.
Grammar Grades Doris Mulhol
land. First Ward Leone Hoyt
Second Ward Ben Longaru
Third Ward Eledia Jenks.
State Editorials Margie Carpenter.
About twenty men reported for
baseball practice Monday after sch6ol
Lots of enthusiasm was displayed at
the first practice and if the boys keep
it up Belding high school will be on
the long end of the score this spring.
Curtain to Stop Leaks in Ships
In the days when sailing vessels
were common a favorite method for
stopping leaks consisted in dropping
a tarpaulin over the bow and then, by
means of lines attached to it, working
it into position over the hole in the
hull. A recent invention that ap
parently is an outgrowth of this idea
consists of curtains which are sus
pended on each side of a vessel, ex
tending along her full length. Lines
running up to drums on the deck are
attached to each curtain. If a leak
develops all that is ncessary is to
release the lines of the curtain on the
leaky side and allow it to unroll. If
the weight of the stiffening beam
should not bo sufficient to hold the
certain in place lines could be run
from it under the vessel and made
fast to the opposite side.
Gas in Trees
Experienced woodmen frequently
tell of finding in the hollows of trees
a combustible gas. evidently a product
of the decomposition of the wood. In
the Ozark mountains has been found
scores of trees containing gas. The
gas, appears to exist in various spec
ies of trees, but to be more abundant
in the oak. It is stored in the hol
lows of the trees under considerable
pressure, and when the saw or ax
opens a vent for it it issues forth with
great force.
While assisting in felling a large
oak on on occasion, a woodman says:
the saw cut into a hollow and gas
began to blow out with extraordinary
force. He obtained a match but by
the time he got it lighted the gas had
permeated the air for quite a distance
about the tree and there was an in
staneous flash which left him a badly
burned face and his hair singed. The
gas continued to burn for 10 or 15
minutes he said, and sometimes the
flame would rise to a height of eight
or 10 feet.
Another woodman reports similar
experiences. It is by no means un
common, he says, to find gas in hollow
trees, especially white oaks, in cut
ting timber in Ohio Co., Ky. The gas
is stored up under pressure and when
the ax or saw first penetrates the hol
low it rushes out with a hissing
sound; also he discovered at the ex
A copy of the Industrial edition of
the Midland (Mich.) Sun has pust
reached our office. The edition, bear
ing the date, March 9, was issued by
the Midland Publishing company as
a booster edition, and shows scenes
of the many prominent and beautiful
business places and residences of that
thriving city.
Every page of the big sixteen-page
issue is attractively made up and
frinted and on every page is shown
iberality of the advertisers in making
the industrial edition possible. Print
ed on extra quality of snow-white
paper and with jet black inks the pa
fi ii iji
top! Look smd
Have you heard that auto go hy that the business men whose names appear be
low are going to give away
June 3rd, 1918 at 4 p. rn.
If you haven't, get busy and get your ticket, and you may be the one to drive
this auto? Don't say, "Oh, I never drew anything in my life," you know there is
always a first time to everything, and this may be yours.
It costs you nothing to try; you are not out one red cent; you have just as good
chance as anybody, because only one party can have it. Your chance is just as
good to win as the man who has loads of money.
BELDING HARDWARE CO., Hardware. A. FRIEDMAN, Men's Clothing
MILLER & HARRIS CO., Furniture.
pense of singed hair and a burned
skin that the gas is highly inflam
mable. While helping to fell a large white
oak which was found to have a hol
low 15 inches in diameter, gas began
to escape with a hissing sound from
the cut made by the saw, The hiss
ing subsided before, the tree fell but
after it came down waves similar to
heat waves were noted, issuing from
the hollow. From a safe distance a
lighted match was tossed toward the
end of the log and the gas instantly
ignited with an explosive roar that
could bci heard for quit a distance.
The gas continued to burn for about
five minutes.
An Extremely Light Wood
Balso wood which is said to be the
lightest known wood is only a little
more than half as heavy as cork and
about 1-10 as heavy as black iron
wood. Until recently Missouri cork
wood has been considered the lightest
wood in existence but it weighs 18
pounds per cubic foot, while balso
weighs only seven. Balso is now be
ing extensively used as a packing ma
terial in the , walls of refrigerators,
for, owing to its extremely porous
nature, it acts as an excellent insula
tor against heat and cold.
The Dyestuff Stortage
Since the beginning of the war in
Europe many people in this country
have wondered why a war that is go
ing on thousands of miles away should
so affect conditions here that many
needed commodities have increased
greatly in price, or are unobtainable
at any price. Drugs prices have gone
out of sight, dyes aro practically
unobtainable and many luxuries that
we . formerly enjoyed must be fore
gone. Now that the whole nation is
brought face to face with real condi
tions everyone can appreciate to what
a great extent we have been and still
are dependent on foreign countries to
supply our needs.
Necessity is the mother of inven
tion, as the trite adage truthfully
says, and since our supplies have been
cut off in one direction we are forced
to turn to another. We are beginning
to look into our own resources and we
find that so far as raw-materials are
concerned we have them in abund
ance. For example, potash, a neces
sary fertilizing material, is found in
the common rock, felspar; we have
been going to South America for ni
trates, despite the fact that nitrogen
can be obtained at home from air by
an electric process.
An old file with the square end
broken off somewhat irregularly
makes an excellent substitute glass
cutter for emergency use. It will cut
glass about as well as a regular cut
ter but it gets dull after a little use.
To sharpen it, lay an anvil or some
thing else that will provide solid sup
port and with a hammer chip off the
end enough to make a sharp corner
and a new cutting point will bo ob
tained. " ' ...
Dr. H. W. Wiley, the food expert,
says that sugar is a valuable article
per is a lasting monument to the
ability of the editor, Neil C, McKay,
in giving the people of Midland and
vicinity a first-class newspaper. The
production is a credit to any city, re
gardless of size. We have no doubt
whatever, but that Midland is a live
and hustling city, and that its resi
dents have implicit faith in the future
of its progress. v
Dr. D. K. Black fo Greenville died
Sunday of heart disease, aged 54
He came to Michigan March 28,
lSU'J, and married Ada Rogers, July 3,
L J. LkL '
APRIL 5, 1911
of food. In a recent address on the
subject of "scientific and economic
diet" he said that several years ago
when the Harvard football team was
being beaten in every game it played
he wrote to the coach, advising him to
provide each player with a dozen
lumps of sugar and instruct each man
to keep a lump in his mouth through
out the play. This was done and as a
result, he said. Harvard has been ex
tremely successful on the ; football
field ever since. . . ,:
Medical men know that pneumonia
is most deadly among those whose
vitality has been lowered. For this
reason the federal public health ser
vice considers that persons who in
dulge in alcoholic stimulants are par
ticularly susceptible to the disease
and fall easy victims' to it The ser
vice has issued a statement in which
it emphasizes these facts, points out
the dangers of the use of alcohol and
warns drinkers to give up the habit.
There is some question as to just
what extent human life and health are
influenced by-heridity but the case of
a Stanhope, N. J., man, who died the
other day at the age of 107, tends to
indicate that heridity has considerable
to dowith longevity. He is survived
by six sons, the youngest of whom is
66; his father lived to be 99 and his
mother 97. Pneumonia and not any
of the dieases usually classed as "in
cident to old age" caused his death
It is said that he chewed and smoked
tobacco for 95 years.
A new type of car wheel designed to
be as nearly noiseless as possible, con
sists of a wheel separated by a layer
of rubber which serves to absorb th
shocks. Among the advantages claim
ed for the wheel which is being tried
out on a number of railroads are that
besides being practically noiseless, it
is more durable than ordinary wheels,
reduces shocks on rolling stock and
rails and adds to the comfort of pas
sengers. ,
The soap-berry tree which grows in
the humid parts of Ecuador, attain
ing a height of about 50 feet, pro
duces large quantities of fruit whose
skin and pulp are so saponaceous that
they are used instead of soap by many
of the people living there. The seeds
which are quite hard are polished and
used for buttons on men's clothing in
England and Spain. They are also
used as beads.
To A Young Man's Mustache
How like a cobweb hang'st thou o'er
his lip,
Each tiny hair immaculate in place.
Shielded from harm when he his soup
doth sip,
The very essence cf tonsorial grace!
Yet 'I must dread the time when thou
art grown.
All bristly and unkempt and base.
Dipped in all beverages ever known.
The veritable strainer of his face.
Still, as I gaze on thee in anxious
-v thot, :U' ' ;
I sometimes wonder, are you there
or not? :
Stanford Chaparral.
18D0. That year he bought the medi
cal practice and home of Dr. C. M.
Martin. The home, 610 South Frank
lin street he resided in until death,
His life was a busy one he beiug a
member of Grand Rapids Consistory
and Shrine, and also belonging to the
lilue Lodge, Royal Arch Masons of
Greenville, the member of Leroy
Lodge, K. of P. and also of the ' Wash
ington club. In the commercial world
he was always active, being vice
.rcsident of the Commercial State
Savings Bank, director of Moore Piovr
Implement Co., and for several years
on the board of education. He took
a great interest in the schools and see
ing the need of an athletic field, gave
them one, just south of the Central
school building in 1915.
. - A .-... A. J. A Jit
II. J. CONNELL, Drujjs.
F. H. HUDSON, Groc' and Baked Goods

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