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r t E A ninety-six per eer.t,eir culation in Beldinj and trade territory " iic circuit uca t uooxa ef the Banner are cpen to iBf rtion t Any Time, In "Bedding, Bigger and Better" TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR; NO. 22 BELDING, MICHIGAN. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 25 1916 TEN PAGES THREE CENTS THE COPY. liJ)lJlriloi!JlIl vox 4 DELDING S SECOND DOLLAR DAY LVAS Jl 6000 SUCCESS OVER SEVEN HUNDRED PEOPLE , WERE GIVEN FREE DINNER IN MILLARD HALL , Belding's second big Dollar; Day, is past Last Saturday this , city , was filled with shoppers ( both i from the rural sections " surrounding Belding and from, the city districts &s,wcll. r The fanners were treated to an ex cellent dinner in Millard hall at. noon, .the feast, being given by the, merch ants. Over .seven hundred people were fed and every one of. them left the tables with looks of satisfaction and contentment on their faces. They were enthusiastic in their praise of . the feast given them too. The merchants had. a good, trade, ' although some of those who had the largest business on the first Dollar Day event, March 11, did not equal the . record of the former occasion. People bought freely of the goods ad vertised in the different stores, be . cause they recognized the values be ing offered. One of the features of the Dollar Day buying last Saturday, was the searches customers made for the Banner's Dollar Day cash coupons. Coupons, whose value totaled ten uoi lars, were placed in the merchandise advertised by the merchants.. The person finding the coupon in any pur chase could bring it to the Banner office on Dollar Day and secure its face value in cash. Only two of the many coupons were found. . Lucile Price of 215 West May street, pur chased a coat at Linco ln's and later found a coupon good forgone dollar in one of the pockets. She brought the coupon to the Banner office and re ceived one dollar, thus making the purchase of additional value to her. Mrs. Caude Conant, living at Harrison street made a purchase at the East Side Grocery and found a twenty-five cent coupon in a box of matches. She promptly sent the coupon to the Banner office and got the money. Besides the ones found many other coupons were taken out by purchasers who failed to find them. At the Hub a gentleman two suits of underwear at $1.69. When he arrived home he tried one suit on and concluded it was too small. Ho returned the two suits and later when a clerk was re-rar-ranging the merchandise a $ coupon dropped out. At Bricker's Bazaar a coupon was pinned to. the third bed blanket from the top in a pile of blankets priced especially for Dollar Day at $1.00. When the store was locked at night only one blanket re mained unsold. Search showed that it contained the covttcd ticket. At the Celrite grocery a ticket was plac ed in a package of soap and it was purchased within ten minutes. The lady failed to find the coupon. A similar incident occurred at Patter son's. Following are some of the other F laces where coupons were placed: reland's, in a box of Ezytask; Lloyd's, in a house dress; Covert's, in a package of Gold Band coffee: Willoughby's, in a boxof knives and forks; Jensen & Wheeler's, to a yard of 15 cent outing; Smith & Whitney's, in a box containing lady's shoes; Geo. W. Thomas', in a box of knives and forks; Frank II. Hudson's, in the fold of a 50 cent package of sugar; Wal do's, on the back side of a lavalier card; Underwood's, in a sack of bulk rolled oats; Miller & Harris', attach ed to a sewing machine drawer; Beld ing Hat Shoppe, under the lining of a hat. ' - The Banner is confident that many of. the coupons went out of the stores on Dollar Day. Tljey were not found because people did not look over their purchases to see what good bargains they had secured. We were expecting to redeem a major part of them before closing time Saturday. Feed for Animals at Park Some agitation is evident in favor of providing food for the animals in Cook Park. The city council has at different times allowed small bills for nuts, etc, for the animals, but it is understood that Elmer Cook is com pelled to provide considerable of their rations from his own private feed. Certainly no one would like to see the keeping of animals discontinued at Cook Park. It is suggested that the boys and girl of the city could find good and profitable employment, within the next week or two, in going to the woods and gathering nuts, herbs and other foods for their lit tle friends at the park. These could be stored in the city hall. Then, too, it is thought the council can allow bills for food and is justified in doing it Noted Dancer to Appear One of the greatest events in the history of the motion picture art will tak eplace at the Empress Theatre on Wednesday, November 1, when Russia's dancer, Anna Pavlowa, will appear on the screen in a massive spectacle entitled, "The Dumb Girl of I'ortici." Although the stage stars are cap itulating to the motion picture screens almost daily, ono may not name one celebrity who has so far been enticed from the speaking. stage who is in a class with Anna Pavlowa. None of the famous singers, such as Geraldine Farrar, can bring to the . screen all of their gifts, such as gave them fame. The voice of the diva cannot bo heard in a motion picture theater, but in the case of Anna Pav lowa, she will not only bring all" of her consummate artistry to the screen, but she tnay be expected to reveal herself as the greatest living - exponent of pantomime, and' as the greatest actress as well. " Those who have ' idolized Pavlowa . at - the Met ropolitan Opera House, and who hare paid $5.00 a eat for the privilege, will !sco a far greater Pavlowa when they witness her triumph In the screen upectacle based on Aubers "Masaniello." HARVEST HOME FESTIVAL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ,Tho ladies of the Congregational Society will hold their annual festi val on Friday and Saturday of this week, serving supper Friday night, and dinner and supper Saturday. Din ner from 11:30 o'clock on, and supper from 5 to 7. The ladies will also have a good line of aprons and other useful articles on sale. Friday .menu: Chop suey, escallop ed potatoes, pickles, tea rolls, fried cakes, cheese, apple sauce, tea and coffee. Bill, 25 cents. 'Dinner Saturday: Chicken pie; mashed , potatoes, cabbage slaw, jelly, bread , and butter sandwiches, apple pie and cheese, tea and coffee. Bill, 25 cents. Saturday supper: Oyster stew, (plain and milk stew), bread ahd but ter sandwiches, cranberry -sauce, pickles, cake, tea and coffee. Bill, 25 cents. adv. MR. AND MRS. SCHMIDT ENTERTAIN THE CHOIR Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt en tertained the members of the choir of St Joseph's Catholic church on Thursday evening in honor of one of the choir members, whose wedding occurred recently. The evening was spent with games, contests and plenty of music, after which the guests repaired to the din ing room. There they found the ta bles laid for sixteen people, and when the place cards were examined, the names of the guests were discov ered to be spelled backwards. Plenty of laughter was indulged in because of some of the queer cognonuns which resulted. The table decora tions were pink and green and a very dainty lunch was served. After the refreshments were dis posed of, Mr. Schmidt presented the couple with a fine mahogany clock in behalf of the members of the choir, with the remark that "thay could take their time going home." FRATERNAL LEAGUE MEETING WELLATTENDED At the meeting of the Fraternal League held in the council rooms at the city hall last Thursday night there was a large attendance of in terested members of the different fraternal orders in the city present " ho listened to a good address by E. G. Gearharfc of Grand Rapids, in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment He painted out very clearly why the amendment should be carried at the election and urged ev ery member of fraternal organiza tions to vote and work for its suc cess on that day. The amendment provides first: A constitutional guaranty for fraternal insurance societies to organize and have all their presents benefits with or without lodge or ritual for the benfit of the membership and not for profit Second: To provide a consti tution for fraternal insurance socie ties which may bo amended by a ma jority vote of its members as Michi gan's constitution is now amended. In other words majority, rule of the lay members through aid of the ini tiative and referendum and popular recall. The question was discussed at some length after Mr. Gearhart's speech and he answered a number of ques tions. The matter of a public debate was suggested and Mr. Gearhart gave out a challenge to meet any speakers for, the opposition at any time and any where in a joint debate. BROADWAY AFTER DARK" AT OPERA HOUSE At the opera house, Tuesday, Octo ber 31, theatre goers will have an op portunity to see Halton Powell's much-talked of drama, "Broadway After Dark." The play caught the fancy of the masses from, the start. The secret of its phenomenal success is that it draws its audiences 'from a wider field than most plays. The story is so true to nature, and so replete with heart interest and pas sions, that it appeals to all lovers of pood drama. The dramatic sittrfi' tions are so impressive that it leaves its auditors with something to think of 'on their way home from the theatre. RETURNED FROM 2500 MILE AUTO TRIP Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Jenks and daughter, Mrs. Nash, recently re turned from their trip to Lost Springs, Kansas, where tney went to visit their daughter and sister, Mrs. Ralph McNichol. The party made the trip by auto mobile and coyerd more than 2,500 miles, having a most delightful trip. Mr. Jenks says he used fifty-five gal lons of gasoline in going and about sixty gallons coming home, including the side trips. He thinks there is no question but that Kansas and the western states vill return a big ma jority for Hughes. Farmers Social Band Meeting The Farmers' Social Band met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas John son last Wednesday. A picnic dinner, accompanied by hot roast beef and gravy, was served to twenty-nine. After dinner a program consisting of music, recitations, etc., was enjoyed by all. The next meetine of the band 'will bo held at the home of Ernie Benton, November 15.. Every mem ber is urged to be present F. & A. M. Communication Spcciat communication of Belding Lodge No. 355 P. & A. M: next Fri day, October 27. ' Work will be given in the MM "degree, afternoon session to start at four o'clock. ! All broth ers welcome." J.'B. Cook,W. M. ''.' . i . '.' . ' -1 ' -, . ; . , ... f , y , : The mora women see of rnen the more they find to admire in mirrors Rummage Sale for Hospitcl The rummage sale for the city hos pital which was advertised to open in the Holmes block, has been chang ed to the Hubbell block and will begin November 1. It i hoped the ladies will be successful in making a large sale as the hospital is in need of funds to keep up running expenses. It is a mistaken idea that hospitals as paying institutions. The board of hospital managers have investigatea and found that only two hospitals in the state are self-supporting. ' The ladies are asking assistance for the Belding hospital in the shape of donations for this rummage sale of clothing or any kind of salable ar ticlesfruit, canned goods,-etc., Noti fy Mrs- George F. Smith, or any of the. lady managers and send your dor nations to the vacant store in the Hubbell block during the sale. , SPLIT QUARTER F0"ND BY AMBROSE SPENCER Among the pieces of silver deposit ed by one of the patrons of the Peo- Sles Savings bank Monday, Ambrose, pencer found a quarter that did not ring true. He was curious to find out whether the coin was genuine and took it to Willoughby's Jewelry store for inspection. Mr. WiHoughby found that the coin was cracked open on its edge. He inserted a sharp tool into the crack and the piece of money was divided into two sections, half of its width. The interior of the crack was discolored and somewhat corroded. He pronounced it genuine silver, but asserted That he would not care to accept it at face value. Mr. Spen cer returned the coin to the depositor. Church of Christ News The annual experience social of the church and Sunday school will be held Friday evening. .Come prepar ed to tell how you earned your gift, in response to your name at roll call. This offering goes into the building fund. '- A good program will be given and a good time is assured to all. Come and bring your friends. . A "Bring One contest is being held at the present time in the Sunday-school. One young lady brought six the first Sunday. Can you beat it? Try it Sunday and see; how it works. Prayer meeting and choir practice on Thursday night Has Gone to South Dakota Porter W. Hill, who a few months ago came here and married Mrs. Melissa Cobb, has gone to South Dakota. Mrs. Hill gave a starter in that dir ection at the same time .telling him to go and never come back. It has developed through a letter she has in her possession that Hill had anoth er wife from whom he was never di vorced, the letter revealing the fact that she would make him trouble. Mrs. took in the situation at once, put all of his belongings out of her house and he tok the next train eut of town. Mrs. Hill took ' in the situation at once, put all of his belongings out of her house and he took the next train out of town. Mrs. Hill does not pro pose to overlook deception of this character and has already placed the case in the hands of an attorney. New Parking System Since Nightwatchman Thomas Wil son has begun a systematic method of having drivers of cars park their machines in regular order on our streets, there has been but very lit tle trouble experienced. The owners of automobiles like it very much and willingly comply with instructions. Regulations relative to rounding street corners and the speed limit is well observed and it is only occasionally that some careless driver over-steps the law and is called to account for it. The new parking system is excellent Guest From California Ms. Melissa Nevins of Oakland, California has been the guest of Mrs. Frank Sandy this week. She is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Sandy and they have not seen each other before in nearly twenty years. Mrs. Nevins was in San Francisco during the big earthquake and saw much of the destruction caused by that disaster. - Mrs. Nevins left Tuesday for a visit in Alma and St Louis and will visit here again before returning home. Will Have New Office The Murray Garage will have a new office. Ed. Whitford and Art Corey are building it, adjoining the garage on the south. , The corner in the building where it has been lo cated will give considerable more floor space for their increasing busi ness. Sons of Veterans Dance There will be a dance held under the auspices of the Sons of Veterans next Friday night, October 27 in Mil lard hall. Bill, 50 cents. Everybody come. adv. Home Rule" '.. The hope of the wet forces in this state is to befog the voters by having tho so-called "Home Rule" proposition submitted November 7. Now this proposed "Home Rule" fs nothing but a scheme to disfranchise the farmers of Michigan in settling the question of "saloon" or "no sa loon.'t If it carries, then each village and city in this state will decid by vote of the people who live within5 its limits whether or not saloons will be licensed within that city or village. A moro unjust or unfair proposition could not be conceived. That proposition carries tho idea that only the people who live in a village or. city are, concerned or have a right to bo concerped about whether saloons are allowed there or not That Therefore every X "Yes" on X "No" on FOREST B. CLEMS WRITES A LETTER Fi Mrs.' Laura demons has received a letter from" Forrest B. Clemons, her grandson, from Pensacola, Florida, He left here last May with the Himel burgers on their trip south with the merry-go-round which opened the season here. He was engaged as, conductor on ! tho carousal and has remained with it making one of the best employees Mr. llimelberger ever had for the place. In the letter he gives an account of the number of places they passed through after leaving Celina, Ohio, moving along down through Kentucky, , Tennessee, Alabama and to Florida, over long covered bridges, fording rivers, and climbing mountains. . " In Tennessee he sawthe first fields of sweet potatoes;, in southern Ken tucky the big cotton fields, and in Alabama the growing of large acre ages of peanuts and the first fig or chards were also seen. . On September 24 they reached Pen sacola, Florida. There have been two large boats here from Liverpool, Eng land. The boats require a great deal of coal to last them across the -ocean. The first one took on twenty-three carloads, and the last took on thirty one or thirty-two. which is about enough to carry them to England. I had a talk with one of the sea captains and he told me they did not expect to ever get back to Liverpool. There is a German submarine wait ing for them and they have no way of protecting thoir ships., It !vill take them seventeen or eighteen days if they have clear sailing.- The men on these' boats can take their choice as to going on the water or the bat tle field. I like the south very much. The weather is about the same here now as Michigan - in mid-summer if it wasn't for the gulf breeze. The gulf is. ten miles from here but the bay comes up to the city. There are many small passenger boats, and two German ocean liners have been inter ned here since thq beginning of the war. ' I enjoyed my trip-south very much. The roads were good most of the way until we were nearly here.. They are built mostly of crushed stone. We found some sand in the southern part of Alabama and for a few miles in Florida. I think from what I have heard people say who own large au tomobiles and from the condition of the roads as I saw them, that a Ford car is the only ono that can go through the sand without getting stuck. Forrest Clemons. SEEGMILLEP.4 FULLER TO SPEAK HERE FRIDAY The Ionia County. Democratic Cam paign committee has arranged a mass meeting to be held in the opera house next Friday evening, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Besides the speakers good music is promised for the occa sion. William A. Seegmiller, of Owosso, candidate for congress, and Earnest S. Fuller, democratic candi date for prosecutor, will be the speakers. The committee and local democrats desire a large attendance, as matters of political . importance will be discussed. WILD GEESE GAVE BELDING A CALL Wild geese have started on their southward journey and thousands of these migratory birds have been on the wing during the past week. Tuesday night evidently several flocks lost their bearings while flying over the city on account of the brightness of the lights, which seem ed to bewilder them. The geese cir cled high, and low breaking up into divisions'and screaming squaking and calling until nearly daybreak. Many necks were craned to catch a glimpse of the birds, which could be plainly seen when in range with the lights. A number of rifle shots were fired at them from different parts of tho city, but as yet no one has reported having wild j goose pot pie. Alderman Barker thinks the geese were struck with the beauty of the boulevard lights and were reconoiter ing to take them all in. Sold Land for Golf Club W. C. Spicer was in Flint recently nnd sold twenty acrcs.of his one-hun-did-and-eight-acre farm he purchas ed there about a year ago to the Flint Golf club. It is a fine spot of ground and evidently the club members con cluded it was valuable as they paid Mr. Spicer $10,000 spot cash for it Mr. Spicer has eighty-four acres of his original purchase left That Is Not True To Its Name is a monstrous perversion Hundreds of farmers living in this vicinity are just as much concerned and hare Just as much right to say whether saloons shall bo allowed in Belding as the residents of this city. They come to this city to market their products, and do their trading. They send their children to our schools; They and their children have to face tho temptation of tho saloon quite as much as if they lived here. ''No man livcth to himself." No community livcth to itself. The quality of life in Belding is vital to tho people sur rounding this "city. Thai is just as true of Orleans, Smyrna, Fenwick, Grattan, Greenville and Saranac as it is of Belding. If a saloon is a hurt ful thing, as we all know it is, it one who wants a dry, Michigan should vote State Wide Prohibitiop, and , Home Rulo- a Former Mayor Here Waldo Francisco was in the city Friday and Saturday greeting old freinds; also in Smyrna and Barton ville. Mr. Francisco was called to Lowell from Zephyr Hills, 'Florida, his home, on account of the tragic death of his father, Chas. E. Francis co, whose funeral was held the day before ho arrived. The burial was delayed, however, to await his ar rival. Mr. Francisco was for several years a resident of this city in the employ of Belding-Hall company, and served a term as mayor of the city. He is connected with the electric lighting company of Zephyr Hills, as its manager and has interests in sev eral lines of business there also. Mr. Francisco and his . family like that part of the south very much- BRIDGE ST. PAVING COMPLETE-OPEN SOON Bridge street paving Is complete. Workmen were delayed in placing the filler between, the brick in the last block because of rain. They were (day and left for their homes tho same day. All of Bridge street is now open to traffic except the portion be tween High street and the railroad tracks. This section will be opened Sunday morning. N ; The surplus brick are being collect- ' ed and placed on cars ready for or ders from the brick company from (whom -they were purchased. It is supposed they will be sent to Grand j Rapids where Che same kind of brick are being used on some of the con struction work. Wait for Silk Petticoats The National Order Brokerage Ex change, which offered to send a silk petticoat, "1916" model, to every wom an who would send in 10 cents and also write to five of her friends, ask ing them to join tho "endless chain,'? is said to be in bad repute with the postal department for fraudulent use of the mails. It is said the promot ers, whose mail address was an unfin ished office in a Minneapolis business block, have disappeared, and that the letters, some of which came from Portland ladies, have also vanished. A number of orders were sent from this town, but the ladies will soon be needing something heavier than silk anyway. Portland Review. A number of letters were received by ladies in this city, some of whom parted with their ten cents. Mrs. Gage Returns Home Mrs. Charles McCotter has been here for tho past week from Indiana polis visiting at M. A. Cooley's and other friends and relatives. She came to accompany her mother, Mrs. J. S. Gage, who has been here during the summer, back to her home. Mrs. Gage will remember her visit hero with much pleasure as a num ber of social functions and gather ings of old friends hayc been planned and held in her honor. Will Go To Traverse City Mark Hoppough, under sheriff of the county, was here Tuesday and served tho preliminary papers on Manley Lansing from the probate court for taking him to the Traverse City hospital. Since Mr. Lansing's return from the county home he has grown con siderably worse in mind and body, and it was decided by the authorities ufter an investigation, that he should be sent there. Farmers' Club Meeting The next meeting of the East Otis co Farmers' club will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Lloyd, Friday, November 2. After the din ner the following program will be given: Music; topic, "Making Michi gan Dry in 191G." leaders, J. F. Kohn and Mrs. Wro. Beach; reading, Mrs. M. I Howe; question box in charge of W. E. Leach; recitation, Elvon Lloyd. Ralph Lloyd is Going West Ralph Lloyd of Condersport, Pa., has been in the city for the past week visiting his brothers, Elvon and Nevin Lloyd; and also his mother and sister. He is on his way to Miles City, Montana, where he will locate and open up business in the handling of real estate. Mr. Lloyd resided here about thirteen years ago and hvas employed in the shoe factory at the time. Voted Money for Campaign The state grange has voted the sum of $500 to be used in the campaign for state-wide prohibition, and for in struction as to how to vote on the amendments to down the "wet" "Home Rule" amendment Mrs. A .J. Ecker Dead Mrs. A. J. Ecker, aged 7Gf died at her home in Greenville Tuesday morning. She was the wife of the late A. J. Ecker, and a member of the Washington club. Funeral Thurs day afternoon at two o'clock. hurts the people surrounding the vil lage or city where it exists as much as it does the inhabitants of the city or village. Therefore the people of the country surrounding a village or city have as much right to vote on whether it shall license saloons as have the people of the city or village. Thus tfie so-called "Home Rule", of tho wets is not homo rule at all. It just means whiskey rule of the, worst kind; and we all know how they would colonize voters to force towns Jto go wet It is just a bold, brazen scheme to disfranchise the farmers of Michigan, and give them no voice in a matter in which they are as much concerned as are town and city folks. FRIGHTENED TEAM RAN AWAY WITH LOAD The team of horses belonging to Fred Wittenbach, which were stand ing with a load of apples at the Hop kins warehouse, became frightened at an engine standing near them, when it blew off steam. -The animals start ed on a dead run and whirled around into Pleasant street throwing Mr. Wittenbach from the wagon, together with all the crates Of apples, scatter ing them right and left in the street. They . ran furiously up Pleasant to Washington street, where they turned east and filially brought up against the wire fence separating the school house lawn' from Dorr's potato patch. The team was secured uninjured, but the wagon was slightly damaged. In making their start the wagon scraped an automobile, causing a lit tle, damage to one of the fenders and lamp. The wreckage was picked up and Mr.. Wittenbach is pleased that the runaway incident was no worse and ho more expensive. MEETINGS SUCCESSFUL CHURCH ORGANIZED Rev. J. S. Raun, who has been con ducting the evangelistic meetings in Langston, assisted by Roy.JSimraons and wife .left for his home in Pe toskey Monday, the meetings having been closed Sunday night. Mr. Raun stated that the meetings had been very successful, more than one hun dred conversions having been regis tered, and eleven came to the altar Sunday night and . professed Christ, among them being prominent busi ness men of Langston. The amount pledged for the new church was in creased to $2,000 and all . the money is now. in sip-ht A church has been organized and a pastor is already en gaged for the field, Rev. J. S. Curch, who will move there this week. . v Mr. Raun speaks . very highly of Mr. and Mrs. Simmons. They will go to Owosso in a short time to be gin a series of meetings there. UMBRELLA MENDER WILL VOTE PROHIBITION James Cassady ,who is one of the best umbrella menders in the State of Michigan, and who has made this city his headquarters off and on for tho past year, say3 he will vote for state-wide prohibition in November if he lives to cast a" ballot. Cassady who has been making this tqwn for the past twenty years has probably seen moro of the United States in his travels than any other man in Michigan. There is not a railroad in the union which he hasn't rode on, either in the coach, freight, blind bag gage or on the bumpers, and not in irequently has ho counted the ties while hot-footing it from one town to another plying'hi3 triule with an armful of old umbrellas and his kit of tools. Box cars, hay sticks, coal sheds and dry goods boxes have been utilized by him for a night's lodging on numerous occasions, when short of funds because of poor business or of hitting the booze joints too lav ishly. Mr. Cassady concluded a year or two ago to cut out the booze part of his business activity entirely and store up a little money for himself. Since making that resolve he has manged to build up a bank account of about $150, and one .day this week he was hurrying alonp the street with" a big roll of fifteen or twenty more dollars to add to it Undoubt edly there are but few families in this section of the country who have not had their umbrellas repaired by him. REV. AND MRS. DOTY GIVEN RECEPTION Members of the Methodist church and Sunday school gave a reception to Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Doty in the church parlors Friday evening. A short program was given consisting of talks, readings and music. This was followed by refreshments served by several young ladies. Mr. Doty, in answering the welcome address given by Frank Hudson, spoke es pecially of his pleasure in the work tho local congregation the past three years and enlarged upon his expecta tions of the future success of the or ganization. The parlors were well filled and an excellent time was had by all in at tendance. V CONGRESSMAN F0RDNEY TO SPEAK SATURDAY Congressman Joseph W. Fordney nnd Albert E. Sleeper, candidate for "Governor on the Republican ticket will arrive in lielding Friday morn ing on the 8:15 train for a two-day campaign tour through Ionia county. They will remain in Belding during the morning getting acquainted with local citizens, and will leave at noon on tho tour. No speeches will be made on Friday, but the two candi dates will return Saturday noon and Congressman Fordney wiU address the cifiztns in a meeting Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. Marshal's Hallowe'en Notice . I hereby notify the boys, men and anyone participating in Hallowe'en activities that soaping of windows, disturbing of outbuildings,, "using lamp black or the destruction of-property in any way will not be tolerat ed. James Meginley, "' 1 City Marshal. - Went Otisco Farmers' Club,;'! Tho WastOlisco Farmers' clttb.will; hold their next meeting at thq home of Mr. and Mrs. Lews Tuttle, Nov ember 2. This is tho first day meet ing. and a dinner will be served, con sisting of meat pie, mashed potatoes, and everything .that goes with, them. . As tho rush of work will bo oyer, it is hoped that every member wiU be present A good program is . bciig prepared. Martha Hal), uorrcsponding secretary.- BAIHiER minis FACSIMILE BALLOT - OF THE DRY ISSUE BALLOTS FOR THE PROPOSED WET AND DRY AMENDMENT BOTH SHOWN THIS WEEK On the political page of the Ban ner this week is found a fac-simile of two ballots very essential to the interests of the people of Michigan thi syear. Ono is known . as the "Home Rule" amendement ballot and the other as the State-Wide - Dry amendment ballot The two ballots read and look almost alike.' They, are not named "Home Rule and ' "State-Wide Dry" ballots, but '-. are perfectly plain. It will be necessary for every voter to read the ' ballots carefully before voting, or he is liable to vote just the opposite of the way he intends. ... - . It is necessary for you to VOTE BOTH BALLOTS. ' If you .wish to vote dry placo a cross (X) in the square opposite the word "YES" on the State-Wide Dry. ballot Then be sure to place a cross in the square op- J Eosite the word "No" on the f'Home :ule" ballot. IT IS NECESSARY TO VOTE BOTH BALLOTS AND TO VOTE "YES" ON THE ONE AND "NO"' ON THE OTHER. , . . Here is tho reason. All of ' tho . votes actually cast for either one of the. measures determines whether or not the amendment" will be adopted. Suppose after election' it is found there were 1.000 votes cast on the "Home Rule" ballot and 501 voted, "yes." The amendment . would be adopted. Now suppose, that three ( "dry" voters thought they were vot- ' ing "dry" and who neglected to vote -"no" on the '.'Home Rule" amendment, had actually cast their ballots on the . "on" sido of the "Home Rule" ballot What would the result be then? Tho . whole issue would bo turned and the . vote would be 501 "yes" and 502 "no" and the whole measure would be de- . feated. Don't you see how a little neglect on your part may give the victory to your opponents? You had better read the two ballots on the political page and be absol utely sure that you know how to vote correctly. . JOHN WAGNER TAKES BRIDE IN LAP0RTE From the Laporte, (Ind.) : ' Argus tho Banner clips the following ac count of the Wagner-Peglow wedding, which occurred Monday October 16: ' A wedding that was . marked, for its' simplicity and charm was that of John E. Wagner, of Jerome, Ariz., nnd Miss Mabel May Peglow, daugh ter of .Mrs. Julia D. Peglow, who were united in marriage last evexang at the home of the bride, G08 , Maple avenue.. .About 30 of the relatives and very intimate friends gathered at the Peglow home to witness this union, the double ring service being used. The very impressive ritual of the ' Methodist Episcopal ' church was read by Rev. George Freeman Craig, of Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly pas tor of the M. E. church in this city. The bride and groom were unattend ed, mingling with the guests .before the nuptials. A short musical jiro gram was rendered before the cere mony, consisting of a vocal solo, "Beauty's Eyes," (Tosti), by, the bride's brother, Alfred Peglow; with Eiano accompaniment by the groom's rother, Charles Wagner, of Belding, Mich.; Walter Peglow, twin brother of the bride, sang "The Dawn," (Hardelot), with piano accompani ment by Mrs. G. F. Craig, sister of the groom. Mrs. Craig played "To a Wild Rose," (MacDowell), and as the last strains stole forth the bridal couple took their places before the olfi dating clergyman Just as the last words of the ceremony were pronounced Mrs. Craig played Men delsohn's weddiy,g march. During the congratulations Walter Feglow sang, "Because," by Hardelot, while Alfred Peglow sang, "Promise Me." "The groom's gift to the bride was a platinum broach" set with diamonds and sapphires and she presented him with a platinum cravat pin with pearl setting. The bride and groom received many beautiful gifts, among them being a handsomo chest of sil ver. They were also remembered with a gift from Japan. "Mr. and Mrs Wagnei left, for Chicago, whore they will sprnd sev eral days, after which they will go to Jerome, Arixma, to mr.ke their home, where Mr. Wagner holds a responsible position as mining engineer. "The bride of the happy event, is a well-known and highly respected La Porte frill. She was a graduate of the class of 1(.C3, after which she attended Chicago university, gradu ating in 1900, and while there be came a member of the Phi " Beta Kappa sorority. For the', past few years she has been teaching in Pres cott, Arizona, and it was while there that she met Mr. Wagner. The out-of-town guests included Rev. and Mrs. G. F. Craig, of Crawfordsville, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner, and son, Thayer, of Belding," Mich.; Palmer Fales, of Portland, Oregon, and Miss Hattie Mecse, of Michigan City." voters notice All voters are hereby notified that the-boards of registration of the three wards1 of the city' of Belding Will be in" session on Saturday, October 2tf, 116, at the following .places, from o'clock a. ; m., , until 8 o'clock p m.: Firs t ward in the . " Charl e s B rown building;, second ward;, in' the Ames & Ungor garage; third ward,. in the council chambers at the city hall. The boards- will, bo in session for the. pur pose of registering the names of all qualified electors not registered on the poll .list as -posted in each, of. the w,ards . If your .name, 1 not.cri the poll, list be sure to register October 28. F.' E, CONANT, s'wks.i. r ' . j. c.upcrk.