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TV,V. IT n " r' TO ADVial3Iii:a : 1 The circu!-U:a Bocks cf the Banner are i - o TE BING- v "Belding Digger and Better H An ideal newspaper and a paper with ideals. Jt's for and read by all classes. Inspection at Any Ti TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 11. BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 8, 1917. THREE CENTS THE COPY. EEL BANNER GliTilUQl ASSEMBLY DDIS II1DHEDS LECTURERS GIVE EXTRAORDINARY TALKS ON TOPICS VITAL TO OUR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL LIFE. MUSICAL ' NUMBERS GIVEN TO DATE SHOW TALENT JUDO WILL BE THE GRID Fogleman Believes Every Man Is a Salesman. Gives Necessary Attributes of Real Man. Beulah Buck Ladies Quartet Were Adepts at Singing the Songs of Grandmother's Day Belding's fourth big chautauqua as sembly opened Monday afternoon with a well-filled tent. Because Mr. Behymer was unablo to get to field ing in time the big annual event was started off by Rufus Parsons, the local eight-day man. Mr. Behyraer arrived later in the day and took charge at the evening session, how ever. " Beginning the chautauqua program the Bohemian orchestra gave a con cert. The company opened with a number that immediately thrilled the audience and put the people into the chautauqua attitude that is so well known to all chautauqua attenders. It requires only a few minutes of good music in a tent to' instill into the hearts of all the desire to hear all the programs possible. This lat ent feeling was speedily aroused by the excellent music of the Bohemian orchestra. Solo numbers were es pecially appreciated and a second en core was given one of the artists. In the evening the Bohemian gave a short musical program as a prelude to the address of the evening. The lecturer of the evening was Dr. Mar tin D. Hardin of Chicago, who charm ed his audience with his clear, sane utterances on the subject, "America and the World To-morrow." Known as a pacifist Dr. Hardin asserted with earnestness that he hoped America and the United States will remain in the war until the whole system at the head of Prussian militarism is crush ed beyond revival. He gave startling figures to show the awfulness of the war, the swiftness of its destructive forces and the utter foolishness of it all. He believes that this should be the last war and that the present con flict should last until every nation on the globe is horrified at the mere word. Dr. Hardin believes that permanent peace can be attained only when the . people of all nations discontinue the practice of preparing for war in time of peace. This, in his opinion, is just what was wrong in Europe. One na STORY OF GUERNSEY READS LIKE FICTION Framers and stockmen will be-particularly interested in the agricultur al department this week and the next few weeks. In this department Geo. W. Pellett, the editor, will tell the story of the Guernsey cow. The story will read almost as a piece of fic tion. It is really wonderful how this favorite breed was established in the wind-swept island in the channel. Everyone interested in cattle bf any kind should read the story of the Guernsey, beginning this week in the agricultural department of the Ban ner. Sold on Attachment The attachment sale of the auto mobile, rof)es and tackle and ladders of Jason Piatt at auction brought $00.00, enough to cover the debt ow ing to D. D. Skellenger and expenses of the sale. The automobile, a Regal, was bid off by Fred Reimer for $4G.00. The ropes, tackle and ladder by Art Brown for $14.00. Jason left the city several months ago without letting anyone know his destination. Only enough of the goods attached were sold to cover the indebtedness. O. E. S. Meeting Regular meeting of Doric Chapter No. 75, O. E. S. Tuesday evening, August 14. Bessie Peterson, . Secretary. " Two Noted Actors " Appear Here A 1 "ft ARTHUR ALDRIDGE, TO THE BIG TEAT PRODUCTION Dtl FRIDAY fJIGHT tion spent a million for preparedness, then its neighbor spent two millions; the first nation then spent three mil lions and the neighbor four millions. The figures continued to leap and fin ally a lunatic fired his gun at a weak peanut, who was later to inherit a thaone. This $et off the explosives and tho war continues. To insure permanent peace at the close of the war Mr. Hartin believes it is necessary to preach peace much as education has eliminated liquor irom a great portion oi me unnea States. Education and that alone will give us peace, he says, and if we do not have peace at the close of this war it would be better if the whole race of man was blotted from exist ence. Future wars, if they do come, will increase in horribleness as much as this one surpasses the Civil war. Rare musical talent incorporated in the Beulah Buck Ladies' Quartet was the universal favorite of the Tuesday afternoon audience. Each member of the company is master of her part. Their voices blended without the slightest variation. Solo and encore numbers were especially compliment ed and the readings by Mrs. Buck captivated without exception. For musical entertainers the Beulah Buck Ladies' Quartet ranks high in the country to-day. The company also gave 'a half-hour prelude to H. L. Fogleman's lecture of the evening on "An Analysis of Success and Fail ure." Fogleman takes the stand that ev ery man is a salesman of something. Executing his belief, he sold his hear ers of Tuesday night during the first few minutes of his talk. He kept them sold through the entire hour and a half allotted ,Hs lecture. The speaker urged every person to be come a fully developed, square per son. The four sides of the square, he said, should be Adaptability, Reliabil ity, Endurability and Action. A busi ness man with a complete analysis of himself and business as Fogleman outlined cannot help but be a success. MISS VAN DYKE TRAINS FOR CHILDREN'S NIGHT Irene Van Dyke, the children's hour worker at the chautauqua, is receiving many compliments on ner work. Chil dren of all ages are captivated with her manner and the liveness of her stories. Miss Van Dyke is preparing a special program Mother Goose Festival for presentation Friday night. One hundred local children will take part and are fast being drill ed into their work of the entertain ment. The mother Goose Festival will be one of the most popular of the com ing numbers on the chautauqua pro gram. Parents are expressing the best satisfaction for Miss Van Dyke's work here. New Magazines Added At the last meeting of the Belding Public Library board it was decided to add three new publications for tho use on the reading table. They are the Scientific American, The Satur day Evening Post and The Popular Mechanics. It is certain that they will be much appreciated by the many who use the library. Cuts Thumb Lynn Greenop had the misfortune last Mondavyto cut his thumb quite seriously while chopping wood. He is wearing a rubber cap on the injur ed member and it is getting along nicely, but as it is on his right hand proves rather troublesome. Who Are to In "The Mikado" ..V,. j LzTv 3d3 ED ANDREWS, H. L. FOGLEr.lAN SPOKE AT COMMERCE LUNCH Harry L. Fogleman, the business expert of New York and the efficiency speaker on the chautauqua Tuesday evening, was the honored guest at the noon luncheon of the board of com merce. Mr. Fogleman was given a chance to talk to the men and in a brief period drove home enough facts to keep his hearers thinking for many days. Fogleman. is not theoritical in his conclusions but bases all his as sertions on facts. His analysis of the essentials of business is clear, con cise, and forceful. None can listen to. Mr. Fogleman talk without being permanently benefitted in his or her position in life, Following Mr. Fogleman's talk Superintendent O. E. Behymer was called upofi and with dynamic force placed the excellence of the week's program before his hearers. He as serted that chautauquas were just now coming into their own, and that they were doing more good to the communities visited than can be measured in dollars and cents. I CVAHIM WLUIUIIL LAMIlllH OF DRAFTED MEN III AT The medical examination of the 331 men drawn from the county on the first call in the selective draft began in Ionia Monday at the courthouse. The examinations were conducted by Dr. Marsh, George W. Moulton, county clerk: Ed. N. Lowrey, sheriff, and Dr. E. F. Beckwith, who compos ed the examining board. The men were called in groups of five, stripped and examined as to weight, height, chest measurements, heart action, ' eyes, etc. The , men from Belding who have so far been excepted are: Accepted Fayette Hoppough. Lyle B. Simmons. David C. Moore. Ernest D. Menkee. Andrew Main. John Donovon, jr. George W. Pellett. Edward B. Packard. Wm. L. Lasky. Joseph H. Doyle. Rejected. E. W. Dunham. Walter W. Ireland. Chas. W. Banner. Leo M. Peterson. Joseph Gasper. LAKE ODESSA SCOUTS DID NOT VISIT BELDING The boy scout troops from Lake Odessa and Sunfield, announced to ar rive in Belding last Thursday morn ing on their week-end hike, did not come. Mayor Knapp has received no further word from their master, Mr. Torrey, as to why he did not keep the appointment. Arrangements were made by Mayor Knapp for the boys' complete entertainment while here and it was disappointing to have them fail in their part of the agreement. ADDITIONAL CALL FOR DRAFTED MEN County Clerk Moulton was last Fri day directed from Lansing to call an additional ten per cent of drafted men for tho physical 'examination in case the first quota called fails to provide the required number from Ionia coun ty. These men are required to appear at the court house in Ionia on Thurs day, August 9, at 8:00 o'clock a. m. This order was made to provide for the possible large number of physical exemptions which will be made by the higher examining bowds. Tho call is not made on account of any National guard discharges, or ex igencies. There seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding concerning the fil ing of exemption papers. No exemp tion need or should be filed until after the physical examination. In case tho registrant passes his physical examination he may then file exemp tion papers, which will be under con sideration by the local board the fol lowing ten days. The men in Belding in this last call are as follows: George A. Dean. Ed ward Ronk, Ralph C Kuld, A. J. Dodds, Donald Pilkinton, Oscar C. Rummler, Sylvester L. O'Connor, I. R. Taylor, Claytori H. Knapp, Wallie T. Hein, Irancis J. Magin, Charles S. Chadwick, Harry W, Baumbaugh. T. E. Powell Dead . Torrance E. Powell, known to news paper men all over Michigan as "Tont," died recently in Manitowac, Wisconsin. He was traveling for the Intertype corporation. Mr. Powell was born in Ionia in lfi57 and worked with his father in the printing, business as soon as he was through school. Later he publish ed a paper in Stanton. - Mr. Powell had a wide acquaintance with pub lishers and was very poular. Told Mother of Accident .,' After his accident with" the auto when it burned up near Belding, Fred JJnggs went to Sault bte. Mane to see his mother to tell her about the ac cident and what was his astonishment to find, that his mother had received twenty-five Daily Calls telling her all about the accident, sent her by twenty-five different friends from this city. It shows that when you have an accid ent or anything happens to your fam ily, you bad better call and see the editor and tell him about it so that he gets the information correct and not try to suppress it. Greenville Call. Kingsbury Quotes Prices In another column will be found tho grocery adv. of George W. Kingsbury, tne linage street grocer, lhe prices he quotes will interest' prospective buyers. innm nmirm "u U bUUiJII I OLD PI1EST0LBCII THIRTYtFIVE BOYS ENJOYED A WEEK'S OUTING AT ' CAMP PRESTOLEACH, LONG LAKE . Ionia county's Y. M. C. A, camp for boys at Camp Prestoleach, Long Lake, closed Tuesday. About thirty five boys were in camp and they all had a most enjoyable time. The camp was in charge of County Secre tary Angell - and was directed by Frank Wood. Mr. Wood was assisted in the work by L. Hockstad, of Beld ing, Irvie Howard of Lake Odessa, Nathan Leach of Long Lake,, and Secretary Lind of St. Johns. The boys were given a thorough training in system while in camp. A schedule of work and play is laid out for them each day.. Each boy has a particular task to perform and a time to perform it He also learns how to work with his fellows, and assist them in completing a task. Instruc tions in swimming, ball playing, dish washing, and other lines of work are given and the, boys take to the work in good fashion. Promptness in the work is also emphasired. The camp was visited by many people from all over the county. VICTOR PICKARD FORM-. ER RESIDENT DEAD News o'f the death of Victor Pick ard of Haymarsh, Missaukee county, Mich., was received here Tuesday by his children, Bruce and Jessie Pick ard. Mr. Pickard passed away at the hospital in Cadillac, where he had been taken for an operation for ap pendicitis. Several years ago Mr. Pickard was a resident of this city and was man ager of the Belding farm, which he conducted in a very successful way until he concluded to purchase a farm of his own, and finding one to his liking at Haymarsh, moved there. The deceased and his family had many friends in this city who will be pamed to learn of his death. The funeral was held Wednesday at his late home. Besides his wife he leaves several children, two of whom reside in this city Bruce Pickard and Miss Jessie Pickard. DOCTOR CHASE THINKS HE WAS FLIM-FLAM ED Dr. S. "U.'Chast, who located hero last week experienced a little hard luck inHhe purchase of an automobile in Ionia a few weeks before coming to Belding. A man by the name of Harold Mur phy had a roadster which he offered to Mr. Chase for a hundred and fifty dollars. The doctor finally gave him $100 in cash and a watch and took the machine which Murphy declared was free and clear from other claims. The doctor ran it about three weeks and sold the car to W. J. Altenburg for $125.00 at the same time negotiat ing for the lease of his rooms here in tho Nielson block for his office prac tice. When Altenburg took posses sion of the car and began running it in Ionia, W. L. Strunk, a garage man, laid claim to it by virtue of a con tract note for a balance due of about $120. Dr. Chase was surprised when Altenburg and a deputy sheriff from Ionia came to Belding the following day to get the mixup straightened out. Murphy could not be located and it is said he left for the west shortly after the deal was made. The doctor who is an innocent victim of the tangle paid the-note and Mr. Alten burg returned to Ionia feeling happy. In the deal Mr. Chase figures he has been flim-flamed out of $125.00, but expects to bring Murphy to time with a warrant when he can be lo cated. FRANK WHITE AN 0TISC0 FARMER DEAD Frank White died at his home near Cook's Corners Tuesday night at about eleven o'clock, aged fifty-four years. . Although he had been in poor health for the past year or more with what was supposed to be tubercular trouble his death at this time was not expected as., he had been up and around as usual, but unable to do work on the xf arm. Mr. White' "who had been a long time resident of Otisco, was born in the state of Icw York, August 15, 1863, and came to Michigan more than thirty ye,ars ago. A few years ago he purchased 'the old farm of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Cadelia Fiske, and carried on the work successfully. Besides his wife, Mr. White leaves four children, two boys, Ralph of Easton, Don of Detroit, and two daughters, Alta of Detroit, and Abbie White, who is attending school in this city and residing at-home. Mr. White was a highly respected neighbor and citizen. He was a member of the Maccabees. The funeral will bo held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock with burial in the Otisco cemetery West Otisco. Farmers' Club The West Otisco Farmers' club will hold their next meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Thompson, the evening of September 6. The program will be as follows: Recitation. . .... .Mar jorie Carpenter Reading.. .......Mrs. J. Cronk Talk on "Food Conservation". ... . Mrs. W. B. Travis and Mrs. C. Day Recitation. .... Mrs. Bessie Reeves Heading. Mrs. M. Jenks Talk on "Red Cross Work" By our President, Lester Carpenter Song to cfose. Martha Hall. Corresponding Secretary. Orville Klock of Co. E is home from Ionia for a few days. cip combed m BELDING SCHOOLS OPEN TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 4 Belding schools will open Tuesday, September 4. Some excellent courses are offered in the local schools, with enough variation to satisfy every student of city and " country. The agricultural course is especially strong for students who wish to con tinue farming or engage in the health ful and renumerative occupation. Then, too, Belding schools are now for the first time in their history placed on the Northern University list. This permits graduates from Belding to enter any of the big uni versities and colleges in the north or northwest without taking an examina tion. This enviable position has been attained through the continued im proving of the teaching staff and adoption of methods. Every eighth grade graduate for miles around Belding should get a cir cular from Superintendent Langston telling of the courses ofTered, etc. The board of education has an advertise ment in the Banner this week telling of the excellent school facilities. Ev ery parent and student should read it. Mrs. Hall Passed Away The death of Marie Merigold Hall occurred Wednesday night,y August 1, aged forty-five years, at the resi dence. G22 South Bridge street, after an illness of several months' dura tion. v The funeral service was held in the Episcopal church Friday morning, conducted by Rev. Robert S. Nash. Her remains were taken to Winona, Minnesota for burial accompanied by the bereaved husband and a brother-in-law of the deceased, C- M. Morse, of Winona. The deceased was the wife of R. Howard Hall, vice-president of the Belding-Hall company, and a woman of many excellent qualities of mind and heart. SULPHUR VAPOR SYSTEM INSTALLED BY HARRISON Dr. F. D. Harrison has installed the necessary equipment for giving pa tients, sufferers from rheumatism, nervous and circulatory diseases, the famous Dr. Kruse sulphur, vapor baths. By this method it is possible to get the same treatment that you would get at a sulphur spring or sanitarium. Dr. Enberg, an expert on sulphur baths, has been in the city installing tht system and getting Dr. Harrison familiar with its complete operation. On another page of the Banner this week Dr. Harrison has an advertise ment telling of the new installation. The appliance will be of untold value to people-of this vicinity who are af flicted with specific diseases. Every one should acquaint himself with tht possibilities of the Sulphur Vapor sys tem. Read the advertisement HAS POSITION WITH BOARD OF COMMERCE Miss Neva Coon has been engaged as stenographer and assistant in the office of the board of commerce and is already attending to the work at her desk and typewriter. Miss Coon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coon and recently completed a four-months' term of study in the McLachlin Business col lege, in Grand Rapids. At the close of her course she received a very nat tering offer to take a position in the office-of a law hrm in that city, wno knew of her excellent work, but the concluded to accept the offer from the board and be near her home and friends. Woman's Relief Corps Work At the regular meeting of the W. R. C. Saturday afternoon the ladies voted two dollars and fifty cents for tVio Y. M. C. A. work, ceneral orders from national headquarters read by the secretary instructing the one hun dred and fifty thousand W. R. C. members t; cooperate with Herbert C. Hoover, Washington, D. C, in the great movement of food conservation. The women of America have never failed to ancwer such a call as comes to them nov.-. Without food conserva tion we cannot win this war. To conserve our food supply will be to render a high service to our country, and to all humanity, and, it is added, the outcome of the world war is in the hands of the women, no less than in the hands of the mcn. Let every member of the Women's Relief Corps spread the gospel of conserving food. In tho great world war which is now raging, our, nation has taken its stand for democracy, if ever men of power and wisdom are needed it is now. Our country is responding bravely to the call, by offenng her sons, her daughters, her gold, that tryanny may be crushed and "that right may prevail. The W. R. C is intensely interested. Many depart ments have invested in Liberty Bonds, while others are giving gen erously to the Red Cross work. Our members arsr actively engaged in Red Cross ork all over this broad land. We have done our "bit" and the time is now to conserve our funds for the work that will be ours to do for the sick and wounded sold iers that are returned to us for our care and aid. The hospitals of Eu rope will hold our sick and wounded only until they can be invalided home to us and our hearts, our hands will then be full with duty to our boys in khaki. ' TVia naMnnnl nrifipnt urtres US to have taught in the Sunday schools the flag salute is a part or tho opening iYfrfirt- nlsn urces evervlodv ti write the word "flag" in capital let ters. 1 ' : At our recent W. R. C. state con vention $100 was donated to Red Cross work; also $50 for to purchase yarn for same, making $150, so we are doing our "bit." Mary E. H. Coville. Sec'y Corps 175. Charles Friedman left for Manisti que Wednesday for a few days' visit with relatives before returning home to Rhinclander, Wisconsin. DEATH MESSENGER ' CALLS MRS. BELDEfl ;,; .,r;.: : ;y .. T ".: The many friends of Mrs. D. W. Belden were greatly shocked Wednes day morning to learn that she had passed away sometime during the night at her home, 416 East Ellis avenue. Mrs. Belden had been in good health for sometime, looking after her work and the cares of her house hold as usual. During1 the day she had called at her son's Phil Belden and appeared well and happy. When discovered in the morning about eight o'clock by her husband, who had been working in the garden, she was still in bed and he was unable to arouse her. Neighbors and his son, Phil, were immediately called and also Dr. Dutt, but there was no signs of life. A. M. Hall happened to be drivingby at the time, was also called to the house and arranged to take care of the remains. Mrs. Belden had apparently retired and taken a magazine with her to read in bed, as she was found lying on her back with her glasses on and the book still lying in her hands. It is thought she must have passed away soon after retiring, as tne light was still burning in the morning, the death messenger having called her to the sleep that knows no awakening. Mr. and Mrs. Belden moved here from the. farm in Orleans about five years ago, and she and Mr. Belden have a large circle of friends, not on ly in the city, but in the country, where they formerly lived. Mrs. Belden was born in Ohio, near Kent, and "on coming to Michigan was married to Mr. Belden at Palo, Janu ary 1, 18G9. Beside her husband she leaves a son, Phil Belden, and two daughters. Mrs. Fred Wheeler of Orleans, ana Mrs. Bertha Ranous of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. Two sisters also sur vive Mrs. George Coffin of Carey wood, and Mrs. Warren Berry of Laclede, Idaho. The arrangements for tho funeral have not yet been made. CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM O. E. Behmeyer, Superintendent Herman Brower, Chorister In Charge of Community Singing . Irene Van Dyke, Children's Worker Thursday, August 9. Morning Children's Hour "Redman's Stor ' ies," Children's Worker. Afternoon. Community Singing. Grand Concert, Antonio Sala, Span ish Cellist and Assisting Artists, Lecture "The Passion Play," Frau lein Marie Mayer of Oberammer gau. Night. Community Sin'ging. Concert, The Sala Trio and Assisting Artists. ' Indian Songs, Legends and Dances, Princess Vatahwaso. Friday, August 10. Morning Children's Hour "With the Story Lady in Great-Great-Grandmother's Time," Children's Worktr. Afternoon. Community Singing. Recital and Orchestral Program Artists from Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Co. Night "The Mikado" Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Co. Complete produc tion by company of 30, including an All-Star Cast and Orchestra. Saturday, August 11. Morning Children's Hour "Birds, Beasts and Fishes," Children's Worker. Afternoon. Communitv Sinciner. Lecture "How to Meet' 'the High Cost of Living," George L. Mc Nutt of New York City. Night. Community Singing. Mother Goose Festival, in charge of Children's Worker. Lecture; "Let tho People Know," Miss Jeannette Rankin. Subject to action of Congress. Monday, August 13. Afternoon Grand Concert Creatore's Band. Night. Grand Concert Creatore's Band. Signor Giuseppe Creatore, con ducting. Note. Signor Creatore will direct his band at the evening concert only. Soloist With Creatore Band Coming Here 7 V - 4 Miss Ethel Harrington, Who Will Sing Here on Seventh Day of Our Chautauqua. FARMERS P C 1IC AT LONG LAKE; I P. . JOHUSOIJ SPEAKER PICNIC DINNER WAS SERVED UNDER WILLOWS BASE BALL GAME WAS FEATURE Farmers and members of the farmers' clubs in the vicinity of Beld ing had a real picnic with the usual big dinner at Long Lake last Thurs day. Farmers and their families from all parts of Otisco and Orleans and also a few from Grattan were present. A big basket picnic dinner, was served under the willows at noon. After dinner the men had an excit ing ball game. The sides were chos en by C. Chickering and Glenn Wort ley, and the contest was concluded with a twenty to nine victory for Chickering's side Mr. Chickering was assisted by R. G. Abbott, Guy Glaz ier, F. L. Reeves, M. C. Green, Geo. Phillips, Jr.. C. Cooper, Ralph Beld ing and A. Chickering. Those on tho Wortley side were: W. Chickering, E. Chickering, . Mark Brown, Geo. Phil lips, Frank Davis, C. Green, E. An derson and I. Richmond. A, P. Johnson of Grand Rapids was the speaker of the day. Mr. John son spoke, enthusiastically and ear nestly of the war and its probable outcome. He urged the farmers to use extreme care in selecting the men to fill our public offices and con duct the business of the, government. He asserted that to long the few men in Congress had shaped and drawn legislation to the detriment of both the producer and consumer and in favor of the few. Neither the farm er nor the workingman had been benefitted in their acts, he said. He characterized these men and their methods as worse enemies than the Germans, floods or tornadoes and was vehement in asking for the extermi nation of the ruthless practice of the food kings. Everyone was well pleased with the day's outing at the lake. Canning Demonstration On Saturday afternoon last over eighty of our ladies met at the city hall to witness the demonstration of fruit and vegetable canning by the. M. A. C. methods as given by Miss Edna Nummer, assisted by Miss Let tie Nummer. Peas, string beans, Swiss chard, raspberries and tomatoes were pre pared and put in the can3 ready for use. Miss Nummer presented her sub ject in a very simple, practical way, which quite appealed to the ladies present and made them realize in this year of conservation how much could be done in this line, as Miss Nummer spoke of many other things that could be saved in this way. She also had on exhibition a fine line of can ned goods she had previously pre pared. I Treasurer's Notice The time for the payment of taxes will be extended to and including September 1, after which an addition al percentage will be charged. The treasurer's office at the city hall will be open'every afternoon and evening until further notice. Yours respectfully, Wm. E. Fisher, City Treas. PHYSICAL DIRECTOR IN WAR Y. M. C. A. Francis L. Baileyhas resigned the : position as superintendent of the Mid 1 dleton schools in order to accept the I position as brigadier physical direct or in the war Y. M. C. A.. He expects to be called to Waco, Texas, the fore part of August to begin wark with the 30,000 National Guards which will be stationed there. He will have the directing of the fifth division, con sisting of 50,000 men. Mr. Bailey is a graduate of the btanton High school , and taught school at Belding the past 1 two years. Stanton Clipper.