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Remember the W. C. T. U. meeting
at Mrs. Hello Beach's Friday after
noon, June 29.
Twenty ladies attended the Red
Cross meeting last Friday. Miss
Heath was present and gave a very
good talk and all the information she
could about her part in the work. She
advised securing as many members as
possible. Miss Mary Steere of Ionia,
who was to have given instructions
regarding the work was unable to-be
present, - being in Grand Rapids re
ceiving finaK instructions in the work.
Another meeting will be called in the
near future at which time we expect
to perfect the Orleans Auxiliary and
In the meantime let us secure as many
members as possible as the more we
get the more money we will have to
work with.
Miss Onah Musselman's Sunday
school class will have a Bible study
hour at her home Wednesday after
noon, followed by games and refresh
ments and a good time for the girls.
' Mrs. Al. Sabine was an over Sun
day guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Lillie of Grand Rapids.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Currie, son,
Carlton and Miss Mabel Palmer spent
Saturday night and Sunday with M.
K. Spanogle and family of Morley.
Mrs. Mae Mother and son, Merton.
of Belding were over Sunday guests of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Emery. '
We are very sorry to hear that Jno.
Cusser is quite sick and the doctor
fears pneumonia
Mr. and Mrs. George Hoyt and Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Face attended the fun
eral of Mrs. Theodore Leach at Fen
wick Sunday. Mrs. Leach was an old
resident of Orleans and many rela
tives and friends from away came to
pay their last respects. The bereav
ed family have the sympathy of their
many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Osborn of Ionia
were calling on friends here last Fri
day. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carlisle spent
Sunday at Ottawa Beach with Grand
Rapids friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Spaulding, son,
Roy, and Irwin and Basil McGuire
spent Sunday with friends m Big
Mr. and Mrs. Hiel Rowley of Alma
have been visiting his brother, Will
Rowley and family, and other rela
tives and friends for a few days.
Tuesday, June 19 was a very happy
day for Ila Purdy, when sixteen little
girls came to remind her of her sev
enth birthday. The decorations were
in red, white and blue. Miss. Ila was
the recipient of a number of nice
presents. Games were played and re
freshments of ice cream and cake
were served and the little folks went
home tired and happy and wishing Ila
many more happy birthdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Purdy enter
tained at dinner Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. OToole of Pierson. The two lad
ies are sisters.
Burr. Whipple of Greenville was the
guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Whipple last Wednesday.
Mrs. Sarah L. York of Detroit came
last Wednesday for a visit with rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. E. C. Hoppough returned
after spending a lew days at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Hoppough. Miss Marjory IIop
pough accompanied her home.
Arthur Holland returned home
from Ionia Monday.
Mrs. Fred Chirstensen and son of
Grand Rapids have been spending a
few days with her brother, E. C. Hop
pough and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rasmussen.
daughter, Esther, and Miss Pearl
Rhodes were Ionia visitors Monday.
The L. O. T. M. meeting June 19
was well attended and an interesting
session was reported. Next regular
meeting, July 3. We hop to have a
good attendance as there will be ini
tiatory work.
Mrs. Ernie Morgan is spending a
short time visiting relatives here and
in Shiloh. They are moving from
Portland to Remus.
Mr. and Mrs. George Purdy, son,
Carl, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Knoxon
of Greenville were Sunday afternoon
callers at the J. M. York home.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Glazier and her
mother, Mrs. Lavery, were visiting
Belding relatives Sunday.
Callers at Mrs. Frank Hoppough's
Monday were Mrs. Fred Christensen
and son of Grand Rapids, Mr. and
Mrs. George Hoppough of Smyrna,
and daughter, Cora, of Chicago: Mrs.
Clayton Hoppough of Cleveland, and
Miss Marguerite Hoppough of Kala
mazoo. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Probert of
Orange were guests of his sister, Mrs.
Henry Young, Wednesday and Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Rich and family
spent Sunday with his father, Albert
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young enter
tained at dinner Sunday: Mr. and Mrs.
M. Young of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and
Mrs. Rollie Young and family, and Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Noddins of Orleans.
A number of Orleans people attend
ed tho graduating exercises in Beld
ing Wednesday evening and all pron
ounced them especially good.
' Carlton Towne of Lntrican was the
over Sunday guest of friends in Orleans.
Happiness has a peculiar way of
coming and going without any warn
ing. "
An awkward man may not be slow,
yet he always wants a day of gTace.
Up to Date
Ladies and Gentlemen
Prices Low
" Quality High
Suits from $20 up
Repairing Pressing
Dry Cleaning
Main Street Phone 333
Ralph Bush, Thomas Collins and
Peter Toohey were guests of John
Bird and family Sunday evening. . All
report a fine time.
Miss Beulah Bush ancj. friends from
Belding enjoyed a fine afternoon fish
ing on Cranberry lake, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and family
from Bowne spent Sunday with Mrs.
Margaret Hefferan.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Fingleton and
children of Freeport autoed to Par
nell Wednesday and took her mother,
Mrs. E. Murphy, home to spend the
Mr. and Mrs. Will Joyce spent Sun
day afternoon at Clayton Ladner's.
Rev. D. Behan has purchased a fine
new auto.
- John Sullivan graduated last week
from St Andrews' high school- in
Grand Rapids. '
Patrick Hickey is very poorly at
this writing.
Miss Catherine Toohey left for De
troit Sunday where she will be mar
ried Tuesday.
Miss Hilda Weber was a guest of
Mrs. John Heckman Tuesday.
Mrs. Charles Malone and Miss An
na Byrne were in Grand Rapids Wed
nesday. Will Jones called on Terrence Bres
nahan Sunday evening.
Will and Ed.' Laughlin have pur
chased fine new cars.
' The funeral of Mrs. Thomas Doyle
took place at Parnell Thursday morn
ing. She is survived by many rela
tives and friends.
Carl Werner of Belding spent the
week-end with Thomas Malone and
Mrs. Catherine Bresnahan has been
spending a few days with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Will Gannon.
The many friends of Mrs.' Theodore
Leach were much shocked to hear of
her sudden'death last week. They
moved to Fenwick early this spring
and were building a house. Mrs.
Leach was a good neighbor and uni
versally respected in this community.
The funeral was held at Fenwick and
interment at Shanty Plains cemetery.
A family reunion of the Morris
family was held Sunday at Long lake.
Over thirty participated and all re
port a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rodgers will oc
cupy the Levi Heth house in Shiloh.
Mr. and Mrs. Rae Mikesell, Floyd
Mikesell and daughter, Margaret, and
mother motored to Charlotte Sunday
and spent a very pleasant day with
friends and relatives.
Mrs. James Barkdull and children
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Reves. She left Sunday for Green
ville to visit her father and sister,
Mrs. Smith.
L. D. Easterbrook and family, Jerry
Lambertson, Claude Collier, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Font, Letha Allen and Har
old Clements were in Belding Tuesday
June 30, Shiloh is going to cele
brate by having a flag raising, a pro
gram and supper served by the Ladies
Aid on the church lawn, followed by
a dance in the evening at the hall.
The Fenwick band will furnish the
music. A large crowd is hoped for.
Two new cars in our town E. E.
Brown has a Dodge and Mrs. L. D.
Easterbrook, a new Ford.
W, B. Conner is living in their new
home in Belding.
Mrs. Ella Race of Alma has been
here to sell and pack the furniture in
the Heth home. She rented the house
to Mrs. John Rogers, who expects to
be joined by her husband soon.
L. M. Knowles visited relatives near
Carson City Sunday.
Frank Hall was home over Sunday
from Lansing.
Ben Hall has his boat house nearly
Mr. Miller is attending bees lately.
There will be a dance at Heth's pav
ilion Saturday evening, June 30; also
one the evening of July 4. adv.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown of Gold
Beach, Oregon are visiting -Mr.
Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Brown. Earl attended the Belding
high school and graduated with the
class of 1909: went west and taught
in the North Bend, Oregon school un
til last year, when he accented a posi
tion in the Gold Beach school, where
he expects to remain.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Higgins have been
entertaining their sister and other
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Trimble and
baby from Bay City recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carr and two
children attended the funeral of Mrs.
Carr's brother, Mr. Leninyton, in
Grand Rapids last Tuesday.
George Hull of Grand Rapids was
in Keene last week visitiny his uncle,
Mark Hull.
James Hopkins was in Grand Rap
ids Saturday.
A. Sparks was a caller on his
friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hull and sister,
M. Pinckney of Lake City, spent last
week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. D. Hull and other relatives.
Mrs. Floyd Sparks and two children,
Mrs. Sparks' three sisters and their
mother, Mrs. Hull, Alvira and Miono
Hopkins, went to Belding Thursday
afternoon and called on their aunt,
Mrs. Melissa Cobb.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Frost were in
Grand Rapids Tuesday.
Mrs. Floyd Sparks and sister, Mrs.
Pinckney and Mrs. Bowen wero in
Lowell Wednesday and called on,. J.
II. Hull and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Hull and Mrs.
Pinckney returned to their home in
Lake City Saturday.
Fred Faber and family and Feter
Brewer and friends of Beal City and
Peter Andres of Mt. Pleasant visited
with friends hero Sunday.
Mrs. Michael Kemp is quite ill at
this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crook, Leona
Schafer and Esther Jacoby motored
from Detroit last Wednesday and are
staying at Joe Jacoby's.
Peter Laux and Paul GondolfT are
enjoying new Ford cars.
Mrs. Theresa Krupp and sons, Joe
and John, visited Mrs. Nicholas Kemp
Tuesday evening.
Tho Sunday guests and callers at
Paul Gondolff's were: John Andres
and family. Peter Andres of Mt.
Pleasant, Mrs. Maria Condon, Mrs.
Bertha Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton
Baker and Mrs. Chas. Brcimaycr, Dan
and Eileen.
Tho M. G. A. C. girls expect to play
asket ball Wednesday afternoon. .
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barkdull and
two sons of Detroit visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. II. Morgan last Thursday.
Mrs. Emory Chickering and Mrs.
JohnKohn visited Mrs. Sylvester
Chickering and Mrs. Ernest Chicker
ing Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. M. L. Howe and J. D. Strain
visited Mrs. Ernest Anderson and son,
Roy J., Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernesl Benton and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. Chris.
Choate and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Brink Sunday. Miss Olive Holcomb
visited there in the afternoon.
Ernest Anderson was in Keene Sun
day evening to see his mother, Mrs.
Byron Rich.
Mrs. Milo Brown and two" children
visited her brother, Ernest Anderson,
wife and babe, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Snow and Mr.
and Mrs. Will Krick motored to Oak
field Sunday to see John Hart, who
was sick. Mr. Hart died while they
were there. He was a cousin of AL
bert Snow.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. George Wiley Sunday
afternoon. .
Mr. and Mr. Will Krick and chil
dren visited Mr. and Mrs. Dan King
Saturday evening.
Mrs. Fred Nummer visited Mrs.
Sherm Hulbert Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Dan King and daughters, Cer
esta and Esther, were callers at Mrs.
George Wiley's Monday afternoon. '
. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bigler visited Mr.
and Mrs. George Phillips Sunday.
Miss Lucy Balcom visited her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherm Hulbert,
over Sunday:
Mr. and Mrs. Judson Morgan and
family and Mrs. Ernie Morgan and
daughter of Portland were Sunday
visitors at Mr. and Mrs. J; H. Mor
gan's. George Hetchler was also a
visitor there.
Miss Retta Breymer and Miss Car
rie Reger of Belding visited Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Snow Sunday. They
accompanied Miss Hazel Snow and
mother home from church. The min
ister's two children of Belding were
also visitors there.
We are having pretty wet weather
here; nevertheless the nay is coming
fine. ' " ; '. '
The strawberries are ripening and
we expect to have a pretty good crop
of them as usual.
" Lemuel Skellenger is making an ex
tended visit with relatives here. He
is from Portland, Oregon and is the
father of Dan and Thomas Skellenger.
Mrs. John Regan is spending a cou
ple of weeks visiting in Detroit.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Bignell were re
cent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Skellenger at "Sunnyside."
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wright motor
ed to Berlin one day last week with
Fred Thompson. They attended the
Pomona Grange, and reported a fine
Mrs. Ben Penny and daughter, Mrs.
Flossie Diott of Grand Rapids, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Howe
of Shiloh Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Mrs. Zach. Choate was a Thursday
guest of Mrs. Levi Krick.
MrsJennie Bement called on Mrs.
Ellen Clute Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Leach and
daughter, Esther of Brink, were Sun
day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Levi
Mrs. Ben Penny and daughter were
Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.
H. Morgan of Haynor.
Joseph Jones is quite poorly at this
William Collins and family went to
Grand Rapids Friday to visit his sis
ter, Mrs. Todd, who was very ill. She
passed away Friday night.
Clyde Kinyon and daughter, Ilene,
were in Elmdale one day . last week.
Miss Thelma Peckham entertained
a few of her friends at their cottage
Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hulbert visited
her son, George and family, of Bowne
Mrs. Denton of Belding called on
her cousins, Delia and Hattie Hatch,
on her way to visit her sister Miss
Frances Hollran, who is very sick.
Samuel and Leo Brownell, E. E.
Lessiter and George Mason of G rattan
were in Lowell Saturday.
Chas. Hartley called on his aunt,
Mrs. L. Jacobson and family, Sunday.
Mrs. Hoover of Edmore is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Edson.
Mrs. Lew Rickner, son Lloyd, and
Misses Delia and Hattie Hatcn, visit
ed relatives in Rockford Sunday.
Scott Carter of Detroit spent Thurs
day night and Friday with his father
and sister, Mrs. Tom Doyle.
Little Galo Spencer of Belding
spent tho latter part of last week with
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Sussex. .
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Rowley spent a
few days last week with the former's
sister, Mrs. Warren Hopkins, of Sil
ver Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Johnson spent
Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Johnson of Belding.
George Curtis 'spent Sunday with
his father in Greenville. "
Miss Marguerite Hoppough of Kal
amazoo is visiting a few. days with
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Sussex. '
Mrs. Irvin Hall, who has been
spending a few weeks with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Harry Johnson, has return
ed home.
Mr. and Mrs. Hile Rowley of Alma
spent one day last week with Mr. and
Mrs. Smith Rowley.
Mrs. Don Dean and daughter, Mrs.
Elsworth Jenks, spent Thursday with
their uncle and family, Leonard Rider
of Carson City.
Orson Rowley and family spent Sun
day with Mr. and. Mrs. Will Moore.
D. C. Johnson and daughters.
Blanche and Bertha, and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Johnson motored to Greenville
Thursday night.
Donald Dean spent from Thursday
night until Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Elsworth Jenks of Grattan.
Many a man who follows a band
wouldn't have tho nerve to face the
When a miser marries he picks out
a woman who looks nice in her old
clothes. '
j inun Miuum iiivu u kuou excuse
ready before committing a mean act.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Talcott, Miss
Louise Goodell and Mrs. Lottie Wal
lington were Sunday callers at the
home-of D. K. Jepson in Ionia.
Mrs. Clarence Burbank of Portland,
Oregon was a last week's visitor of
Miss Metta Mosher.
Miss Lcrna Stuart has resigned her
position at the telephone office and
Miss Irma Page is her successor.
Mesdamer Barber, Huntley, Huhn,
Hunt and Parmalee, and the Misses
Adams and Powers were Thursday
shoppers in the city.
Adam Geasler and daughter, Sarah,
have gone to Grand Rapids and to
Northern Michigan for the summer.
Miss Nettie Paul of Detroit was
home last week.
Percy Taylor, fourteen-year-old son
of George Taylor, died in a Grand
Rapids hosDital last week. The fun
eral will be held at the W. M. church
and the interment will be made in
Berlin cemetery.
The teachers left this week for
their various vacation points. Supt.
Wood to Ha-Yo-Went-Ha Y. M. C. A.
camp near Central Lake; Mr. and
Mrs. Dalton to Leland; Miss Keenan
to Chicago; Miss Hagerman to Ox
ford, and Miss Parmaleee to the ML
Pleasant normal.
Mrs. J. Howard Armitage of Shel
don, Illinois is visiting Cora Adams.
Carl Stuart and Ethelyn Pratt were
married at the Pratt home Tuesday
evening last Miss Pratt is the
daughter of Georee Pratt, successful
farmer, and Mr. Stuart the oldest
son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stuart.
They left immediatUy for an extended
trip through Indiana, Wisconsin and
Illinois, after which they will be at
home m Saranac
Dr. Gesler has gone to Battle Creek
to receive treatment for his general
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Henry and
Will Henry of Laporte, Indiana, and
Mrs. Harry Kiute of Grand Rapid s
spent the week-end here with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Henry.
- Mrs. Pearl Blasen of Grand Rapids
Sundayed with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Peck.
Mark Farrington went to Normal,
Illinois Saturday to join his wife in
a visit with their daughter, Mrs.
Frank Sayres. Dr. Sayres has en
listed in the United States army with
a medical corps.
Mrs. C. E. Huhn entertained the
D. A. R. of Ionia Saturday. Nine
guests were present.
, Mrs. S. A. Watt attended, the W. R.
C. convention in Battle Creek Wed
nesday and went from there to To
ledo to visit friends.
Mrs. Chester Adgate entertained
the W. C. T. U. Friday.
Ila Gifford is -home from -her school
at Boyne City and Iva from Big
Rapids, where she has been going to
W. A. Covert went to Parkersburg,
West Virginia this last week to be at
the bedside of his sister, Mrs. Sadie
Cole, who is dangerously ill.
Esther Mercer, one of the univer
sity librarians is home for a month's
Lorene Talcott received a card
from Grace Woolley-last week say
ing that her father, Rev. Woolley,
who used to be Congregational pas
tor here, has accepted a charge at
Carsonville, Sanilac county.
The new teachers for the coming
year are: Marie Van Westenbrugge.
an Ann Arbor graduate, from Grand
Rapids; Mary Perkins, an Ypsilanti
graduate, has the seventh and eighth
grades; Marian Everett of New Buf
falo, an Ypsilanti graduate, has the
sixth and seventh grades; and Lucile
Bricker of Belding, an Ypsilanti
graduate, has the fourth and fifth
The body of "Cash" Williams who
has been missing for three weeks, was
found Thursday night by Fred Pardee
in Grand river, near the bridge. All
evidence points to suicide through
despondency. Interment was made in
the Saranac cemetery Friday after
noon at two o'clock. Mr. Williams
leaves quite a family of, orphaned
children, the mother having died a
few years ago. He was always
known as a kindly, generous-hearted
man, and had the good will of the
entire community.
Lyda Arthur of Harbor Springs is
here to spend part of her vacation
from school teaching.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Courter have
gone to Harbor Springs for the sum
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brower of
Hastings spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Sar
gent. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Eddy made
their usual week-end visit in Saranac
last week.
The infant child of Tom Arthur
was brought here for interment Sun
day afternoon.
The Red Cross committee have
succeeded in raising a thousand dol
lars here for the fund.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Case and children
of Remus are visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Case.
The alumni reunion was held Fri
day evening last Rev. Russell H.
Bready of Hastings gave a fine ad
dress on "Americanism Against
Kaiserism." A program of home tal
ent was furnished and ice cream, cake
and punch were served to the three
hundred guests. Ten dollars was
collected for tho Red Cross fund.'
Mrs. Mira Dennis and daughter,
Frances, left last week for their farm
home west of Lowell.
H. II.- Lowrey left Saturday for
Mount Pleasant
Miss Lena Church of Clarksvillc
spent Friday night with Mrs. Miles
Dodds and attended the alumni re
union. .
Blanche Wolverton went to Lans
ing Wednesday to visit her brother,
I Dale and wife.
I Mr. and Mrs. Enrl Luxford of
, Grand Rapids visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Wcllman, Friday.
Gladys Cahoon is home from Battle
The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Lowrey underwent a mastoid opera
tion at Ann Arbor last week.
Gardner Eddy has sold his farm to
Ray Miner, who takes possession in
March. '
Nina Huhn of Chicago came home
to visit her mother, Mrs. D. G. Huhn,
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. S. Barber mot
ored to Newaygo Monday to visit her,
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bonner.
Though you .may doubt it, some
Hawaiian music is really better than
it sounds.
ji 13 said mat sorno cviis nre ne
sary. Can you name one that is?
It is said that sorno evils are neces-
V RE you today at the top notch in your.earn
ing power? If so, are you saving more money
than ever before? If not, connect up with the De-
positors Weekly Savings Club which this bank
has adopted, and saving money will be more pleas
ant than spending it.
We will supply you with Liberty Loan Bonds
Peoples Sa
"The Bank That Does Things For You"
Phone 13' Belding, Michigan
The Power of a Steel Blade
Some time ago James, a boy of
twelve years, saw a marvelous sight
A man with a little thin blade was
sawing through a heavy railroad rail.
It seemed to him hardly possible, at
first thought, that such a little blade
could cut through such a heavy piece
of iron. Still he could not doubt it.
for within a few seconds he cpula
plainly see that it was slowly but
surely cutting right through the
heavy rail.
... He was more than interested; he
was curious. So he asked the man
who was doing the work, "How is it
that such a thin blade can cut such
a heavy rail?"
"Oh, that is easy," replied the man,
glancing up at James, but not stop
ping his saw. "This blade is hard
steel and the rail is only soft iron. It
would cut the rail just the same no
matter how thick it was."
"You mean, then," James suggest
ed, "that the quality of a thing is
what counts."
"Yes, that is exactly it," replied tho
"Well," James ventured, "was the
blade always that hard? And where
did it come from?" ,
"By no means was it always this
hard, was the answer. "It was dug
out of the mountains Just about as
this rail was. But it has been -put
through, some hard experiences. It
has gone through some very, very hot
fires, where all of the soft particles
were burned out of it It was then
molded in this shape and -properly
tempered, so that now, having gone
through such fires, it is hard and able
to cut its way through this rail."
"Please do not become impatient,"
said the boy, "if I ask one more ques
tion. Does it cost more than the
"One little blade does not cost as
much as this heavy rail?" was the
reply. "But if this rail was made
into such blades it would be worth
many times what it is now worth.
As James walked on ho thought of
some creat men of whom he had read
snf ojoav saaqo ojium. 4sapq ss
as teei Dianes, wnne outers wero just
soft rails. There were Mosesk Socrates,
Luther, as well as others, and above
them all, Jesus. All nad gone
through God s hot furnaces where all
dross had been burned away, leaving
only the highest quality of character.
Because of this their influence cut its
way through the evils of their own
day, and we count them more precious
and costly than anything else that
has been given us from the past
James then spoke almost aloud as
ho thought "I can be liko that blade
and become more valuable than some
soft rail. I shall nut all my talents
through the hot fires until I bring
them to their highest degree of worth
and perfection, and thus -become a
noble servant of humanity."
Firestone "Won Case
Automobile owners should be inter
ested in the suit recently won in the
superior courts by 11, S. Firestone of
tho Firestone Tire and Rubber com
pany against L. II. Pcrlman and his
company relative to the patent on de
mountable rims. "Terlman had suc
ceeded in securing an injunction
against all rim manufacturers, who
did not pay him a royalty on his so
called patent of the demountable rim.
Fircstoen foucht the case and a few
days ago won it It was brought out
that Perlman was an escaped prision
er from Europe and was wanted there
for many irregularities.
Had Perlman been sustained'in his
injunction the price of demountable
rims would have increased several
dollars apieco and many tiro manu
facturers would have been compelled
to discontmuo making tires, too. The
decision in favor of-Firestone means
much to automobile owners.
The only pretense that is penr.iV
sable is smiling when you don't feel
like it
The Fairview Farmers Club
The Fairview Farmers club met at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kohn
the evening of June 22 with over
forty, in attendance. An excellent
program was enjoyed by everyone. A
question box was passed and the
question wero discussed. Ice cream
and cake were served by Mrs. Ella
Richmond, Mrs. Ira Richmond and
Mrs. Kohn.
Mr. and Mrs. Kohn gave some fine
musical selections on their phono-
J First Insertion May 30, f17)
bate court for the county of Ionia,
In the 1 matter of. the estate of
Charles G. Ashby, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an order made on the twelfth
day of March, A. D. 1917, I shall sell,
at public auction, on Saturday, July
seventh, A. D. 1917. at two o'clock in
the afternoon at the premises here
inafter described, same being house
number 513 South Bridge street in
the City of Belding in said county,
the interest of the said estate in the
following described real estate, to
wit: the North forty-two feet (42 ft)
off lot number eighty (80) of Broas'
addition to the Village, now City of
Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, ac
cording to the recorded plat thereof:
adso Lot number one hundred ana
six (106) of Broas' Second Addition
to the Village, now City of Belding,
Ionia county, Michigan, according to
the recording to the recorded plat
Dated this twenty-sixth day of
May, A, D. 1917.
Administratrix of Said Estate.
"FISK" on your tire is a guar
antee that you have the greatest
dollar-for-dollar value that it is
possible to buy. When you pay
more than Fisfy prices you pay
for something jhat doesn't exist
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graph, which helped to make the even
ing an enjoyable one, long to bo re
membered. The next meeting will be at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis,
the evening of July 18. A good at
tendance is desired.
Grace' Moon,
Corresponding Secretary.
(First Insertion June 20, 1917)
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 fourteenth day
June, A. D. 1917.
Present: Hon. Montgomery Web
ster, Judge of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of
George W. Brownf deceased.
Sarah Brown, 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 Frederick Pitt,
or to some other suitable person.
It is ordered, That the sixteenth
day of July, A. D. 1917, at ten o'clock
in the forenoon, at said probate office,
be and is hereby appointed for hear
ing said petition.
--It is further ordered, That publie
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
sand county.
Judge of Probate.
L. S.1 A true copy.
4-t-3 Register of Probate.
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