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1L 11 112j ill t I'-f "I TWENTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 52. BELDING, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 22, 1918. THREE CENTS THE COPY. TUT IT? BELDING HI) A TT1TTT7 , V ' -V- L m be i VERY FITTIHG EVENT FOUR PATRIOTIC ORDERS. CIVIL IANS. SCHOOL CHILDREN TO TAKE TART IN EXERCISES. Headquarters Dan S. Root Post, No. 72G, G. A. R., Belding, Mich., May 21, 1918. The four patriotic orders of Beld ing will observe 'Memorial Sunday, May 26 by attending the morning ser vice at the Baptist church. They will assemble at the G. A. R. hall at 9:30 a. m. and march to the churchy All soldier, sailors and marines are in vited to join with us in this Memor ial Sunday service. The G. A. R. post, the Woman's Re lief corps, the Camp of the Sons of 'Veterans, and tho ten of the Daugh ters of Veterans will assemble at the G. A. R. hall at 9 o'clock sharp Thurs day a. m.t May 30. and march to the Bridge street bridge where the" W. R. C. will give their ritualistic water service in honor of the soldiers, sail ors and marines buried at sea. Order of Parade. School pupils in column of fours, carrying flags, under charge of Supt. Langston and their teachers. Civic bodies, lodges and patriotic citizens. Ladies of the Red Cross. Boy Scouts. Camp Fire Girls. Belding Band. ' Belding Guards. Sons of Veterans. G. A. R. post. Daughters of Veterans. W. R. C. After the water service they will march in the same order to the Bap tist church where the school pupils will be dismissed. Program at the Church. Music by the high school, directed by Miss Elizabeth Raynor. 1. High school orchestra. ',March Militaire . 2. Invocation. Rev. Biss. 3. Reading of Gen. John A. Lo gan's celebrated Order No. 11 of May 5, 1886 establishing Memorial day for all time, Supt. Langston. 4. Reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg address J. M. Langston. S. O. V. 5. High school chorus, "One Land United" 6. Recitation, "The Slacker," Wm. Shepard, Son of Veteran. 7. -Recitation, "The PflgrimV, Abby White. . 8. Recitation, Mrs. Nellie Phillips, Daughter of Veterans.. 9. Recitation, "Union and Liberty James Johnson, high school. 10. Recitation, Miss Maude Cowles, Daughter of veterans. 11 High school chorus, American Hymn. 12. Recitation, Clifton Greene, Sons of Veterans. 13 Recitation, . "A Tribute," Miss Gladys Bums, high school. 14. -The Veteran and His Grand son," A. M. Eaves, Sons of Veterans. 15. Recitation, "March of the Grand Army," Miss Gayla Pcnton, high school. 16 "The Little Bronze Button," Miss Anna Torent, Daughters of Vet erans. 17 Recitation, Mrs. Ada Fowler, Daughter of Veterans. 18. Recithtion, "What Did the French Do?" Will Malone, Sons of Veterans. 19. High school orchestra, ''The Heavens Resound.' 19. High school chorus, "America," 20. Benediction, Wm. II. . Eckler, Past Chaplain. All soldiers, sailors, marines and members of the above named orders, the mayor, city council and all civic bodies and fraternal citizens are cor dially invited to ioin with us in as sembly at the G. A. R. hall, make the march and attend the services in this most fitting and patriotic observance of Memorial day. Immediately after the close of the service at the church the post, corps, Camp of the Sons of Veterans and Tent of the Daughters of Veterans will proceed by autos to the cemetery at Cook's Corners at 12:30 for the regular G. A. R. cemetery service. Then to Smyrna where dinner will be served by the Lady Maccabees. Then to the Smyrna cemetery for the G. A. R. service and a brief program by the school pupNs a'J 230. They will then proced to the River R'dge cemetery for their service at 3:30, then to tho old Belding cemetery for dec oration and dismissal. Every citizen should put forth every effort to aid with their presence in observing this one day set apart to be kept sacred to the nation's dead as well as our own. Bring flowers and wreaths for ev ery grave. Kindly furnish your auto with a chaffeur for the post, the corps, the Sons of Veterans and the Daughters of Veterans from the Bap tist church at 11:30 to the several cemeteries and return. At your earliest convenience please report the use of your auto to Elmer C. Wise or Will Malone, committee on transportation. You will remember with pride every effort you have made to make this one day full of loving and patriotic devotion. Frank R. Chase. Post Commander. W. R. Olds, Adjutant. Chas. Friedman l;i Service. Abo Friedman, proprietor of the Metropolitan store, received word last week that his son, Charles, who has been working at Rhinelander, Wis., for some time past had enlisted in the naval militia and was now stationed at the Great Lakes training station tak ing up a course in wireless telegraphy. Charles is well known hero and his many friends will be proud of his action. Mrs. M. E. Weter has been very ill this week but this Wednesday morn ing is a little more comfortable. SERVICES Organized R. C. Auxiliary. Twenty-fiveof the ladies of the Mir iam section met at the home of Mrs. Frank Kemp Wednesday afternoon and organized a Miriam branch of the Red Cross. Mrs. Peter Kohn and Mrs. Earl Norton of Bartonville were present and explained the work to be done by the Red Cross society. Offi cers were elected as follows: Presi dent, Miss Mary Gundolf; vice presi dent. Miss Lillian Laux; secretary. Mamie Gasper, The meeting this weeK is oeingneia at me nome 01 Mrs. Albert Laux this afternoon. . North Keene ladies also met at the homo of Mrs. John Scheidt Tuesday and effected an organization of the Red Cross. MrsL Lon Hunter of Keene explained the work and Mrs. A. D. Gibson was elected president. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Peter Ritterstorf. Hubbardston Appreciates Red Cross The members of St. John's Catholic church of Hubbardston opened the Red Cross drive on Sunday morning after mass and in lessxthan erne hour $1,250 was donated. This sum more than triples the quota of $400 allotted, to this whole township. The drive will continue all this week. Is In Rest Billets Now. , Mr. and Mrs. Chas. G. Bailey of the Banner-News force are in receipt of a letter from their son, Corporal Clarence G. Bailey, in France, to the effect that he was at the time of writ ing in rest billets after severe and hard fighting in the trenches. Doubt less Clarence has been over the top many times since he lct here over a year ago. PI. STUMP WRITES BAHHER-HEWS-TELLS - OF JOKE Oil BOYS John C. Stump, who left here a few weeks ago for service, writes the fol lowing: Radio Mechanic Detachment, 13th Service Company, Camp Alfred Vail, Little Silver, N. J., May 16, 1918. Belding News-Banner and Friends: After three weeks in the army I find there is not much show of getting across tine pond. I passed all examinations at Grand Rapids and Columbus, Ohio, and was then dressed in the uniform which I think a great deal of and after a few days I was sent to Fort Wood. New York and as we supposed were' to go across but only part of us were able to pass the examination at the fort. I was turned down on my teeth, eyes and throat, but they found a job for me though it only lasts 13 weeks at the school of the Radio Mechanics or in other words the wireless section of the Signal corps in which I am in as a pnoiograpner. . uut l am now acting as orderly for our lieutenant which is very easy and I spend most of my time writing letters when have letters to write as I have a fine desk with paper and all furnished. I am on duty one day and the next day I take it easy. I have not had to drill since. I got here. I must tell you the little joke thev played on us at Fort Wood. We were at drill when our first sergeant called on 24 of us by name and gave us orders to pack our bar racks bags and turn in our cots as they had done with the boys for over seas and we all went on the run for he said our Tboat would soon be ready and we all thought it was over-seas for us and we were giving some of the other boys the laugh. We got our boat all right hut were landed in Jer sey City and took the train here. We found our overseas was over land and the laugh was on us instead of the boys we were laughing at. It is nothing here to see from two to four airplanes in tho air at once and we can see them most any time we look up so it makes a fellow get used to it but they make an awful noise. There are two bedrooms in the build ing where I sleep and each room holds 75 men and most of them are anxious to go across but I tell you they all have some studying to do for each one must pass a government test, which is none too light. I have seen quite a few sight; one thingin particular. I met a number of French soldiers whom are known as the "Blue Devils" and I had the pleas ure and Honor of going up the statue of Uiberty with these heroes. I call them heroes for they proved it by their scars which were numerous. The statue of Liberty is between 300 and 400 feet high; some say 350, some say 355 but when a man gets to the top of the arm and goes out upon the torch and looks down, he doesn't feel very comfortable but the statue is more beautiful at night than in the day time for lights from all sides light it up and the torch is lit giving it a very beautiful appearance. I also heard a lecture by one of the famous aviators of England and his stories would make most any one's blood run cold and put every man to thinking. . J have spoken of him as an English 'aviator but he "was born and raised near Washington, P. CJ but enlisted in the English army in the early part of the war. If the young men would enlist and Uncle Sam would send us all over at once If think would see the Germans scatter for I have seen forces enough in what time I've been in the service to make most any kaiser blush. I will close with telling you how we are made save every man is required to clean his plate and to waste nothing and if he does not obey orders he is given some extra hard work to do, which most any soldier doesn't like if it's for punishment. .Pvt. John C. Stump, Radio Mechanic Detachment, 13th Service Company, Little Silver, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hubbell and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. have been several days in Detroit, going there by auto. A Scouting Expedition At the Home Barracks J POMOIIA E TERTIED GRANGERS FROM MANY PLACES ATTENDED MEETING HERE ON THURSDAY BIG SUCCESS. V- . Sunshine and balmy breezes greet ed the many auto loads of Grangers when they reached Belding Thursday, May 16. Past Masters Mark Brown and Fred Thompson received the brothers and Mesdames Coville and Skellenger, the sisters. Under the leadership of Mesdames Nummer, Thompson and Lambertson with their able corps of assistants an elegant dinner was served to 200. Promptly at 1:30 the gavel fell and "America" was sung with the added verse ani the patriotic pledge then r,ead by all; prayer by state chaplain. Mrs. O. J. C. Woodman. Mayor Fales then wel comed tho Grangers, saying the jail was locked and key thrown in the well and the city was theirs. Master C. C Chickering of Belding responded for the county. Mrs. Hunter of Keene read a fine paper on "Opportunity". Hon. Her bert E. Powell spoke on "Should we have more farmers in the legislature and how to get them." Space forbids mentioning the many good things he said. Mrs. Carpenter of Grattan grange, gave a recitation and respond ed to an encore. MasW J. C. Ketch am. National Lecturer.then gave the address of the day, just thuck full of good things and closed with a note of warning "to not let the 'wets' catch us napping this fall." John Kohn gave an able talk on the "Wastes of Distribution" and Theo. Blasen gave recitation and responded to an encore. Closed meeting was then held to con fer the 5th degree on some 35 candi dates. ' Super was then served to over 100. Gavel fell at 8 o'clock. Prayer; solo by Mr. Kerr, responding to en core, Mrs. Cook at piano; recitation, Mrs. John Cronk. 3lrs. Mary E. H. Coville gave a paper n "What will Proclamation by TO THE PEOPLE: It 5s my honor to call your attention to the Second War Fund Drive inaugurated by the American Red Cross. . . The wonderful accomplishment of the Red Cross has been the marvel of the age and while ourthoughts of its great work take us to the , devastated battlefields of Europe, yet we must not lose sight of the important relief of dependent families of our brave heroes and of the alleviation of the suffering caused Jby disaster In America The great virtue of mercy which elevates mankind to a higher plane and has been so beautifully exemplified by our great Society is the one bright CROSS ofservice which for all future time will shine orilliantly through the terrible gloom fiat has marked the world as the darkest period In its history. With the exception of actu ally enlisting in active service for your Government, the greatest demonstration of your patriotism and loyalty is your general contribution to the War Fund, thus adding to the radiance and lustre of the Great Red Cross. Never before.has the opoprtunlty been given, our people to respond to humanity's call in a manner that wilj be so far reaching in its results and while it may be said with credit to our state that on all previous opportunities we have responded generously, thete is an additional imperative reason for action. At this fated hour, many of Michigan's sturdy sons are carrying the banner of Liberty in foreign lands and beside them marches the spirit of your contribution to the American Red Cross to aid, comfort and if necessary, to assist them in dit-c need. It is not charity, but duty and a privilege. ) - Therefore, I, ALBERT E. SLEEPER, Governor of the tSate of Michigan, hereby set aside the period of May 20 to 27, Inclusive for the purpose of the War Fund of the American Red-Cross campaign and call oi all of the people of the state to lend their assistance thereto, by contributing liberally their personal, moral and financial sup port. I request the Mayors of all incorporated cities of the state to make like proclamations to their people. . Given under my hand at Lansing, Michigan, this 14th day of May, Nineteen Hun dred and Eighteen. ' 1 ALBERT E. SLEEPER. cftizenship mean to women." ' Mr. Travis spoke on "Government control for private gains vs. ownership for use of people" was good common sense; recitation by Mrs. Ivah Emeryj songs by Master Carpenter, Miss Car penter, pianist. Address of evening by Mrs. O. J. C. Woodman, state chaplain, closed with solo by George Wagner, responding to encore; Bert Rummler, pianist. Harley H. Lyon, of Lake Odessa, presided at all sessions. Mary E. H. Coville, Pomona Reporter. FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR WOODS CORNERS The report in this city Monday night that an accident had happened south of Wood's Corners as the result of a motocycle colliding with a tele phone pole attracted a large number of automobile loads of people from this city. One man, James Penroid. aged 35, was killed out-right and his brother, Samuel Penro d, seriously in jured internally one of his legs also fractured They were going south at a rapid pace in an effort'to'pass a swift running" car, and tlje motor cycleleft the road and. ran Into the ditch of soft earth for a time. It was in the effort to get back into the highway that the collision occurred. It struck the telephone pole with such force as to take a chunk out where it struck and to knock off the cross arm atthe top. Both men worked in the Reed fac tory and they formerly resided Bluffton, Ind. in Entertained Ladies Aid. Mrs. Bvron Brown entertained the I Southwest Eureka Ladies' Aid last Thursday afternoon. The ladies sew ed carpet rags for the Red Cross. A short program of music and dancing, consist'ng of songs, instrumental mu sic and dancing by Miss Dorothy Brown, was enjoyed by all. Many of the men, who are very busy getting in their crops, came in tome to help dispose of the picnic supper. All re port a good time and hope to see all and many more next month when we meet with Mrs. Alfred Wild. M. L. Osterhout has been very ser iously ill at the City hospital, but seems' to be slightly imprevmg. the Governor of the State of Michigan HUGO FALES ON THE MOVE III FRANCE LIKES DILL PICKLES April 20, 1918. Dear Mother and Father: I think I am rather tardy in writing but haVe been awful busy lately on the moveJ every minute. 1 have been keep ing well and am as happy as a lark. So you don't think a great deal of my mustache; well at any rate it s a peach and have worn it since I arrived in France. I have been receiving your letters in good time and have also received some of the papers. I ran across a fellow by the .name of Ward from Grand Rapids today; he is with our outfit and is a great friends of Rummler's, Clayton Knapp, Ernest Menkee and Pilkinton; he was in training with them in the states; n fact I have met a lot of the Michigan boys in this service but none that I have known at home. I guess I told you in my previous letter that I was at the front once more and things are running along as smoothly as could be expected. Would sure like your dill pickles and catsup but think it would endanger the other things. I could use a few more cigars in those tin boxes. I have plenty of tobacco at present but my cigars are gone. Yes Sturgis is living in the same tent with me in fact we have been to gether most of the time. I am off the Ford; 7 of our men and I am doing the mechanical work of a section. It is a lot of work but it is also great sport for me. It sure keeps me on the iump to keep all of my cars running. I am in a "new section so it isn't so much work. It is sure strange they don't g"et Tom Bracken on the draft. What class is he in? Received a letter from Mr. Howard . and Mr. Hetherington today and also Mr. Gray.1 Clark Palmer sent me a nice box of candy, and Ben Bracken some tobacco. I have been wanting to write many of the people at home but as I say I haven't had the place .or time to do any writing. Some of these days I hope to get caught up once more. I see by the paper that Continued on last page Surprised Mrs. Currie Mrs. Harvey Currie enjoyed a very pleesant surprise on Friday evening of last week when Mr. Currie, by pre arrangement with members of the Church of Christ, spirited Mrs. Currie up to Greenville to enjoy an auto ride. On returning home and entering the the house to put away her wraps, Mrs. Currie made her way in the darkness of the room to the light fixture and on turning on the light found herself face to face with a room full of friends who had gathered on the occasion of her birthday to surprise her and sur prise her they did, to her great pleas ure and enjoyment. The evening was plasantly spent in yisiting,nd social intercourse and Mrs. Currier was pre sented with a number of beautiful and useful presents. One of them being a byciutiful library, table the gifr of her daughter, Thelma. Refreshments were later on served and the guests departed for their homes about 11 o'clock wishing Mrs. Currie many hap py returns of the day and declaring themselves to have bee,n the recipients of a splendid good time. Washington Gadrne r Appointed Ex-President iSam H. Taf t "has notified Washington Gardner, past Commander in chief of G. A. R., that he has been appointed a delegate to the "Win the War for a Permanent Peace" convention to be held in Phil adelphia. Among those on the pro gram are former President Taft, Al ton B. Parker, Charles Evans Hughes lumbia, Dr. Lyman Abbott, Anna and President Somers of Havard. Pres ident Nicholas Murray Butler of Co Howard Shaw, Ford Reading of Great Britain, Viscount Ishii of Japan, M. JOsserand of France and others of national reputation. POPULHOOlG . PEOPLE ARE UNITED P E l II ALBERT N. SALZMAN AND MISS MARGUERITE LAMB EMBARK ON LIFE'S VOYAGE. . The home of Mr.and Mrs. II. A. Lamb, 623 South Pleasant street, was the scene of a very simple but beauti ful wedding Thursday, May 16, when their daughter. Marguerite, was united in marriage to Mr. Albert Salz man. The decorat.'ons were carried out in jink and white. The spacious living room was a bower of pink and white apple blossoms, the bay window being transformed into a bridal altar over which hung a huge bell of apple blos soms tied with knot of pink. Scat tered throughout the rooms were dain ty bouquets of cut flowers. The dining room was also in pink and white. Over the bride's table, fes toons of pink ribbon and smilax fas tened from chandelier to. corners of the table were caught by knots of pink tulle and, smilax. and beautiful pink Kilarney roses formed the center piece. Pink candles were also used. The guests were received by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Whitney, aunt and uncle of the bride.and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lamb. Athalf after four, Mrs. Emma Beck with of Grand Rapids, aunt of the bride, very effectively sang, "Love, here is my heart.' She was accom panied at the piano by Miss Mary Salzman, sister of the groom. As the strains of Lohengrinn's wedding march floated through the rooms, the bridal party descended the stairs. First came Rev. Nash, followed by Miss Edith Mcllhargie of Harbor Beach, Mich., bridesmaid, vho was gowned in pink georgette crepe and carried pink Kilarney roses. She was followed by the bride gowned in white geor gette crepe with veil of tulle caught with pearl band and lilies of the val ley. She carried a prayer book and three white roses. They were met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. Herman Salzman, brother of the groom. The Episcopal service was used, and the bride was given away by her father. After a dainty lunch was served by the Misses Aileen Armstrong, Mar garet Wilbur, Louifte Lambertson, Selma and Velma L-tle and Alice Biss. , Tho bride and groom left on a short wedding trip and will be at home To their friends after June 1 at 623 So. Pleasant street, Belding, Mich. The out of town guests were: Mr. Charles Lamb, Charlotte; Mr. and Mrs. John Lamb, the Misses Jane and Elizabeth Lamb, Ypsilanti; Mr. and Mrs. Will!am Salzman and daughter, Kittie. and Mr. Glen Rounds, Rock ford; Mrs. A. M. Whitney. Mrs. Em ma Beckwith, Miss Maua Salzman, Mrs. Zeno Nelson and .Mrs. Nina Weeks of Grand Rapids; Miss Edith Mc Ilhargie, Harbor Beach, and Mrs. Paul Youngs, Leslie. Both Mr. and Mrs, Salzman are well known and highly respected young Fepple of this city ana their many nends join in with the Banner-News in wishing them oceans of health, happiness and prosperity on their voy age through ljfe. GAVE VALUABLE BOOKS TO NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY Mrs. Clara Stanton of Detroit was in the city last week and attended the dedicatory exercises of the new library. She had been to Grattan to assist her brother, Albert Slay tori, in the moving to Carson City. Beside the Slayton museum as a trlft. fntVi ritv thev hav also riven a large number of volumes of valu able books to the library from the collection which the late Chester M. Slayton left. Mr. Slayton was a great reader of good books and this gift by his children of them to the library is a most generous one and the donors are entitled to much praise. The librarian, Mrs. Mary Barnes, i creatly pleased with the valuable addition to the library shelves. ADD AH iMiiiimu nojina of coiracE ELECT OFFICERS JIT MIL R. IL HALL IS RE-ELECTED FOR THIRD TIME SMALL NUM- BER IN ATTENDANCE. The Belding board of commerce held its annual meeting . Tuesday night, May 21 in the auditorium of the city hall. Only about one-half as many members turned out to the annual meeting as should have but all the same it was a good meeting and tho supper prepared by Karl Yvilson and his assistants was very good and also very substantial. .. In the absence of President R. H. Hall and Vice President Wortley, F. A. Washburn called the meeting to or der and Secretary Puffer read the an nual report of the organization. It developed through this that there are a number of members of the organi zation now in the national" service. A proposition from a concern with a cushion wheel for manufacturing was taken up and Henry Upholt and others told of the wheel as they saw for Decoration day services in honor of the boys who are already in . and who are about to enter the nation's service were taken up. H. J. Leonard, A. S. Dimmick and Fred L. Warner thoughtthe people of the city had been rather negligent in hon oring the boys in service but it was later on brought out that the various churches, lodges, etc., had done con siderable in the way of honoring these boys. Fred N. Belding was called on for a talk and complemented the city on the organization and said that Belding was one of the cleanest and best cities which he had ever visited. HubertM. Engemann, one of the Banner-News editors, m his sailor's uniform, also spoke to the gathering and testified to the cleanliness and ex cellence of our city. ' F. A. Washburn told of the splendid work the ladies of the city are doing, workings and raising money for the Red Cross. Officers of the board of commerce elected for the ensuing year are fs follows: , President E. H. Hall. Vice President A. M. Hall. Treasurer E. C. Lloyd. Directors A. S. Dimmick, H. J. Leonard and W. P. Hetherington. COUNTY CLERK SAYS MEN MUST REGISTER County Clerk George W. Moul ton of Ionia was in the city Tuesday. He says the June registration for the county will take place at the court house in Ionia on Wednesday, June 5 from 7 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock in the evening. All men in the county who have be come of . age, 21 years, since June, 1917, must register. This is impera tive and it will be necessary for the youngmen to report on that day. It is suggested by the federal authori ties that persons inthe various local ities of the county who have automo biles should see that the men are brought to Ionia, who cannot easily get there otherwise. The order is general throughout the state and it is expected that 40,000 men will register. PIONEERS OF KENT COUNTY ARE DEAD David G. Ackley, a pioneer and Civil war veteran of Kent county residing at Cedar Springs' was buried ' in Rockford Wednesday. For many years he conducted the Ackley hotel on Canal street in Grand Rapids. He was a grandson of El der Norman Ackley and Rev. Donald J. GillbeTt of Oakfield well known pioneer preachers in this vicinity 60 years ago. By a singular coincidence his uncle Albert L. Picket also of Rockford a Civil war veteran and pio neer died on the morning of Mr. Ackley's burial aged 101 years old. For many years after the war Mr. Picket was the station agent in Rock ford. Gave Piano Recital. . The Miller & Harris furniture com pany store was filled to capacity, last Wednesday evening when a recital was given by the p ano pupils-of Mrs. K. L. Skahen. In the recital were over 20 of Mrs. Skahen's students and all acquitted themselves with much cred it both to themselves and their teache1" Eventhe smallest pupil showed the results of careful drill in time and finger movements. The event was greatly enjoyed By the parents of the pupils and was also a material benefit to the pupils themselves. Mrs. Skahen is having good success with small pupils, who are taken into her studio and given thorough drills on the. instrument three or four times a week until they acquire a degree of familiarity with the keyboard that permits rapid advancement. The re cital of Wednesday evening was a benefit to all. participants and was especially appreciated by those who were present through having received -invitations. Attention I. O. O. F. Tuesday evening', May 28, 1918, will be regular I. O. O. F. lodge night, but we nave special business that must be attended to Your presence is demanded. S. A. Collier, Noble Grand. F. & A. M. Communication Special communication of Belding Lodge No. 355 F. & A. M. Thursday night, Mry 23 for work in the EA degree. A. B. Foss, W M. Mr. and Mrs. David Hardy of Sar anac spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hal rscr.