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Local Items About Our Town And lu Pcopl J 1 Sirs. Ella Finch went to Greenville Monday to visit a few days with friends. ' Miss Grace Shannon, who is work ing: in Alma, spent Sunday at the home home of her mother, Mrs. Kate Shan non. . Mrs. Susan Krupp, Mrs. Josephine Shindorf and Mrs. Geo. Kemp went to Greenville Monday to attend the fu neral of Grandma Walters. Frank Harnes of Greenville visited at he home of Dewey Rhodes over Sunday. Mrs. French Arnold was a Green ville visitor Monday. Miss Lizzie Wilson went to Sagi naw Friday to visit a month at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Lem ley. ' 1 Geo. W. Cota went to Biff Rapids Friday. Misses Elizabeth Olger, Alice Rhodes and Ketha Fowler went to Mt. Pleasant, Friday to visit with relatives and friends. " Mrs. Darwin Post of Yale returned home Friday after visiting a fw .days at the home of her. sister, Mrs. Chas. Knapp. Miss Mary Barclay was a Green ville visitor Saturday. Mrs. Mary Martin .visited relatives in Greenville Saturday. Miss Pearl Fish spent Saturday and Sunday with Sheridan relatives. Chas. Groom went to Stanton Sat urday on business, Frank Rivenburgh left here Satur day for his former home at Chatham, N. Y., .where ho expects to spend the coming summer. Mrs. Bertha Taulson went to Lake view Friday to visit a few days with relatives. Will Murray of Blanchard return ed home Monday after visiting a few days at. the home of his brother, Chas. Murray. Mrs. Harvey Currie was a Green ville visitor Friday. Mrs. Wm. FiYck and daughter, Marian were Ionia visitors Friday. Misses Esther Morris and Melvina Markey went to Lansing Friday to visit a few. days with friends. Mrs. Chas. L. Davis of Ionia and Mrs. Edith Watson of Grand Rapids spent Decoration day with their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kennedy. Harry Kuger, . who is working in Ionia, was home over Decoration day. His wife and children accompanied him to Ionia Friday for a short visit. Mrs. Chandler Ward and son, J. B., of Ada, returned home Friday af ter visiting a few days at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Andrews. Rev. Will Shepard was a Grand Rapids visitor Friday. Miss Dorothy Ames was a Grand Rapids visitor Friday. Mrs. Emma Brown was a Lowell visitor Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Johnson and daughter, Vivian Marie, went to Carson City Friday where they will reside. Mrs. Anna Ralph of Flint returned home Friday after visiting two weeks at the home of Bert Taylor. Mrs. Caroline Webster spent Friday with realtivea in Greenville. Mrs. Alic Thompson, sont Robert, and daughter, Edith, of Lansing, were over Sunday guests of the former's mother, Mrs. Alice Cameron. Miss Agnes K. Jonas returned to her position at Grand Haven Sunday! evening aiier visiung ai me nome of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jonas. Any hair or scalp trouble you may have will quickly vanish after a few days' use of Parisian Sage. Wort ley & French sell it on guarantee of money back if not satisfied. adv. M mm .m . ! fVytM 1"! p"w - ' li ' .i.i ' - JJaDfimi Hues Americans - te ttlae Koa$ to Vietey See the crowd! It is a happy crowd ! Why ? Because it is on the road to Victory. It is an old road, the Thrift road, the broad highway to personal success. And as usual, the success of the individual means the success of the. Nation. The Nation to-day wants Victory. The individ ual here at tome can help best by winning a mil lion smaller victories over waste and- extravagance. Join the crowd ! Take the Thrift pledge ! Raise the W. S. S. flag and keep, it flying. Put your quart enf and your dollars behind your sons and husbands and brothers on the sea and in France. Save? xglll3 I Saver 3 C7AC2 COOTIUSircO DYi Odzcxn G 0:-:, 7ci!:fc. Misses Esther Morris and Melvina Markey of Ionia visited at the heme of John Andrews over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Laux were Ionia visitors Monday. Miss Thelma Jensen, who is working in Ionia, returned to that city Mon day after visiting a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jensen. Mrs. F, D. Hooper of Ionia returned home Monday after 'visiting a few days at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Heether of Otisco and with other relatives. Mrs. O. McClean of Grand Rapids returned home Monday after visiting a few days at the home of Mrs. Mary Robinson. Mrs. F. C. Slingerlend and Mrs. J. W. Slocum spent Saturday in Grand Rapids on business. Mrs. II. C. Salsgiver of Sand Lake spent Saturday and Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Slocum. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George Wal ters, East Isabelle street, on Sunday night, June 2, a 10. pound son. Wortley & French give a guarantee with the last 50 boxes of Mi-o-na stomach tablets they sold and have not had a single customer report dis satisfaction. Ask to see their guaranteeAdvertisement. FORMER LOCAL PASTOR GIVES TIMELY PATRIOTIC ADDRESS Down at St. Joseph they did their Memorial day exercises up in a way that eclipsed all previous efforts in this direction. The G. A. R. vet erans and other organizations attend ed mass at the Catholic church there and were addressed as follows by Rev. John M. Zindler, well beloved priest, formerly of this city: "There has never been since the day of Lincoln a more inspiring ap peal addressed to the Christian peo ple than the proclamation of our grand president. It breathes forth a spirit of faith. It is the foreword of God. It is the message of a truly great man of a truly great leader of our country. "So we come today first to honor the dead heroes and men who have fought for the preservation of this union, and the ideals of democracy. You men of the Grand Army of the Republic have fought for and saved this Union have preserved this na tion that we might live today. We pray for your dead heroes, as we also must pray for those living today. All the resources of our country, of this great nation, the geatest under the canopy of heaven, have .been thrown into the fight for justice and humanity. "We must make sacrifices as did the heroes and soldiers who fought in those days and restored peace to this country. Their sacrifices were perhaps even greater than ours. They were fo the same cause. As did their sacrifices reward them, so shall ours bring victory home to us- and to mankind, not only here, but in the old world. "What is the reason we went into the .war? I might answer that by saying that we could not stay out of the war, because the right of - re maining neutral was taken away. For two years we argued, for two years we were the apologizers before the world, but when the honor qf our na- THE IONIA STATE HOSPITAL REQUIRES THE SERVICES OF ABLE BODIED SINGLE MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER OUTSIDE THE DRAFT AGE AS ATTENDANTS. WAGES. START AT $40.00 PER MONTH, WJTH BOARD, ROOM, LAUNDRY. ETC.. FURNISHED, WITH RAPID INCREASES UP TO $65.00. GOOD OPPORTUNITY AND YEAR-ROUND WORK FOR ACTIVE MEN OF MIDDLE AGE. PERSONAL APPLICATION PRE FERRED. BOX 494. IONIA, MICH. R. 13. tTcfe; Jeweler tion was at stake, when we were told we could cross the ocean, how many boats to send, and when the ocean was literally fenced off, vhen innocents were killed and men went! down to the savagery of the beast then we entered, the war as a nation that had always stood for democracy, for the honor and justice and freedom j of mankind. , "We entered the great struggle on tko great day we call Good Friday, sacred to the memory of every Chris tian, the day on which Jesus Christ died on the cross. It was on that day that the first victory -for democ racy, for the liberty and emancipa tion of the human race was achieved. There on the cross, Christ died so that today we might live. So per haps it will be providential that we, having entered on that sacred day, are to be the emancipators and liber ators of the old world. ' So today we must pray for a new inspiration for strength and unity and we will be filled With the zeal and love and same spirit of .patriotism that the boys in blue had when they went forward to fight for us. "Patriotism and love today must be found in service and sacrifice, the two important and necessary things for strength. There must be unity in the country. Unity among all of us to prepare for the great victory soon to come to us. We must have solidity and unity in all our under takings, we must be- riveted together as the steel armor plate of a vessel. We must bring no disconcerting note into our activities. v There must be nothing to turn. Christian people against one another and detract from their great war work. There is, no place in our country at this time for Uisageeing forces to take our m'nds and efforts from unity and steadfast ness. 'The line must stand in St. Joseph iust as upon No Man's Land and the battlefields of France.' We ire willing to sacrifice anything we are asked for this flag the most beautifl flag ever floated over a nation, the red white and blue which was the ispiration of the battle worn French when General Pershing and the little band of true Americans who first stepped into France. General Per shing, standing before the tomb of Lafayette, spoke to the French peo ple. 'We are here, Lafayette, we must be here, and we will respond to any request your government might ask of us "God bless you, men of the G. A. R., who are still living and we pray that you may live long enough to see the boys come home with victory and see the new, heroes of the prand Army of the Republic. God bless you, men of the state troops, the pro tectors and guardians of our, homes and firesides. You are wearing the most glorifying and beautiful uni form that ever graced the frame of man. Respect that uniform and all for which it stands. You are a part of this great war just as your brothers out on No Man's Land and you are an inspiration of the spirit of the day. "We are praying today not a Cath. olic and non-Catholio, but as Ameri cans all and for but one cause, lib erty freedom and victory." We are indebted to "Corporal" Willard R. Olds for the above clip ping which he loaned us for publica tion and which is as it appeared in the issue of the St. Joseph Herald Press of Friday, May 31. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS (Official.) Council Chambers, May 28, 1918. Council called to order by Mayor Fs. Roll call. Present: Aid. Arnold, Shawley, Hollenbeck, Purdy, McCue (5); absent: Aid. Driese (1). This special meeting of the Com mon Council was called for the pur pose of passing the annual appropria tion bill and to transact such other business that may come before such meeting. Reading of the Annual Appropria tion Bill Ordinance No. 148 of the City of Belding: Ordinance No. 148 of the City of Belding; An Ordinance to be known as the Annual .Appropriation Bill of the city of Belding, Michigan, for the year one thousand nine hundred and eigh teen (1918), appropriating the sever al amounts required to defray the ex penditures ana liabilities of the city of Belding, for the fiscal year ending May 1, 1919, and to be known as Or dinance No. 148 o the City pf Beld ing, authorized by Chapter XXIX of the charter of the said city. The city of Belding hereby ordains: Sec. 1. That a tax of one cent (.01), on a dollar be levied upon the assessed valuation of all the taxable real and personal pifoperty within, the city of Belding for the year one thousand nine hundred and eighteen (1918). for the purpose of defraying tho general expenses and liabilities f the said city of Belding for the said year, same being the fiscal year ending May 1, 1919, and the revenue so raised by general taxation shall be apportioned and divided into the respective funds as hereinafter men tioned. Sec. 2. In addition to the general tax of one cent (.01) on a dollar, pro vided by Sec. 1, of this ordinance, a tax of three mills (.003) on a dollar, shall be levied for the year one thou sand nine hundred .and . eighteen (1918). upon tho assessed valuation of all the taxable, real and personal nroDertv within the citv of BeJdine for the purpose of providing the Gen eral Sinking fund to pay the funded indebtedness of the city as authorized by Sec 9 of Chapter XXIX of the charter. Sec. 3. In addition to the general tax of one cent (.01) on a dollar provided by Sec. 1 of this ordinance a tax of one-half of one mill on a dollar shall be levied for the year one thousand nine hundred and eighteen (1918), upon the assessed valuation of all the taxable real and personal property within the city of Belding for the purpose, of maintaining the Belding Public Library, which said sum shall be used for paying salaries of librarian and janitor, . for fuel, lights, water and all necessary ex penses, also for the purchasing - of books and necessary equipmeat for said library. Sec. 4. That four thousand five hundred ($4,500 )dollars of the tax so raised as provided In Sec 1 of this ordinance shall constitute the street light fund and shall be used in de fraying the expense and rentals for street lighting, boulevard lights, for the installment or the same and for equipment. Sec 5. That thrc3 thousanl (C3.- 000) "dollars of the tax so raised" as provided by bee. 1 or this ordinance shall Constitute a Onec;il Street fund and shall be used for the pur pose of defraying tv3 general expense of grading; fcrav;..lin& repau-ir., and cleaning tha streets and. alleys' and otherwise improving the streets, alleys. and public grounds of the said city. See. 6. That seven hundred ($700) dollars of the tax so raised as pro vided by Sec 1 of this ordinance shall constitute the Park Fund and shall be used in defraying the expense for improving, poncing ana Deauuiying the city parks. Sec. 7. That six thousand (16.- 000) dollars of the tax so raised as provided by Sec. 1 of this ordinance shal constitute a. Fire Department fund and shall be used in defraying the, expense of the general ' fire ap paratus and of the other expenses necessary to mA'ntain a fire depart ment in said city. Sec. 8. That seven hundred ($700) dollars of the tax so raised as pro vided by Sec' 1. of this ordinance shall constitute a Cement Walk Fund and shall be used in constructing .and repairing walks along or over prop erty owned by the city and for pay ing rebates on walks constructed by individuals. Sec. 9. There beine a surnlus in the General Sewer Fund no additional appropriation is made for said fund. Sec. 10. -That two thousand nine hundred and fifty ($2,950), of. the tax so raised as provided by Sec 1 of this ordinance shall, together with the rentals for the use of water, consti tute the Annual Water Works Fund, and the said sum above named shall be the rental for the city hydrant for said year. Sec. ,11. That the residue of the tax so raised by Sec. 1 of this ordin ance shall constitute the Contingent Fund of the said city and .shall be used for the purpose of defraying te general expenses and for the payment of all claims against the said city for which no provision is specially made in any sect:dn of this ordinance. Sec. 12 That the fifth install ment, with interest, be levied for the payment of construction sewer note as follows, to-wit: Subdivision 2 of Sewer District 3, one hundred fifteen dollars and seventy-six ($115.76) cents with interest at six per cent. . Sec 13. That the fourth install ment be levied for the payment of sewer notes for money borrowed to construct sewers as follows, to-wit: Subdivision 3 of Sewer District No. 3, nineteen . dollars and ninety-eight cents ($19.98) together with interest at six per cent per. annum ; Subdivi sion J of Sewer District No. 2 thir- ty-ona dollars' and fixjty-aix cents ($31.66) together with interest ax six per cent per annum; Subdivision I or Sewer District No. 2 fifty-one dollars and fifty-six cent3 ($51.56) together with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum; Kenwood Sewer District No. 1 ten dollars ana eighty cents ($10.80) together with interest at six per cent per annum. Sec. 14 That the third install ment, with intJcrcbt, bxi levied for the payment of construction sewer note as follows, to-wit: Subdivi sion K of Sewer District No.. 2 fifty stven dollars and forty-four cents ($57.44) with interest at 6 per, cent. (6). Sec 15. That the fourth install ment be levied for the payment of paving notes for paving, grading, curbing and improving streets on what is known as Paving District "A" in the sum of seven hundred fifty-sev en dollars and seventy-e?f;ht cents ($757.78), together with interest at six per cent per annum. Sec. 16. That the third install ment be levied for the payment of paving notes' for grading, curbing. paving and improving streets on what is known as Paving District "B" in the sum of one thousand six hundred sixty-four dollars and ninety-seven cents ($1,664.97) together with interest at six per cent per an num. ' . Sec 17. This ordinance shall be known as the Annual Appropriation Bill of the city of Beldmg for the year one thousand nine hundred and eighteen (1918), and shall be known as Ordinance No. 148 of the city of Holding and shall take immediate effect. Adopted and approved this 28th day of May, A. D. 1918. fc.Imer t,. rales, F. E. Conant, Mayor. City Clerk. I hereby certify that I presented this ordinance to the mayor for his approval on the 28th day of May, A. D. 1918. i - F. E. Cmant, City Clerk. I hereby approve the forego5 ng or linance on the 28th day pf May, -A. D. 1918. . Elmer E. Fales, Mayor. I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was returned to me duly approved and signed ' by the mayor on the 28th day of May, A. D. 1918, F. E. Conant, City Clerk. I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was published in the Beld ing Banner-News, a newspaper print ed and circulated in the city of Beld ing in its issue of May 5, 1918. F. E. Conant, City Clerk. Moved by Aid. McCue. seconded by Aid. Hollenbeck, that the annual appropriation bill be adopted and passed as read. Yeas Aid. Arnold, Shawley, Hollenbeck, Purdy, McCue 5. Nays 0. , Auditing bills: The Cargill Company, 1 hand . engrossed testimonial with lithograph dup. ... $46.50 John W. Moore, 2 days' board of equalization at $2 per day B. C. Curtis, 2 days' board of equalization at $2 per day Wm. Travis, 2 days' board of - of equalization at $2 per day E. E. Fales, 2 days' board of equal iaztion at $2 per day F. E. Conant. 2 days' board of eoualization at $2 per day 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 Moved by Aid. Arnold, seconded by Aid. McCue, that the bills be allow ed and the clerk authorized to draw orders for same. Motion prevailed. Yeas: Aid. Arnold, Shawley, Hol lenbeck, Purdy, McCue 5. Nays 0. Moved bv Aid. Arnold, .seconded by Aid. Shawley. that the common coun cil do now adjourn. 1 Motion prevail ed.1 Yeas Aid. Arnold, Shawley, Hollenbeck, Purdy, McCue 5. Nays 0. . F. E. Conant, - City CIrrk. THE GOOSE GIRL ft ( ) ( ) ( ) Cy LOUICC OLIVER. (Copyright, W17. by the McClur Newspa per Syndicate.) Dick Lovell In his new uniform of khaki felt very queer and lonely as the "special" pulled out of the wta tion'.' . First, soldiering was new business to him. The red, white and blue silk cord on his hat testified to that, for that Is the Insignia of the officer stu dent M ho has yet to work for and earn his commission. , ' Second, every man on the truln had had anywhere from one to twenty people to see him off, except Dick. But It had all come up so suddenly I And with the family out In the Cana dlun llockle.v not a person had been there to wish him God-speed. - Things settled down In the t rnln after departure. Men senrcluMl for friends, found' them, tuMa-d a while and then retired to their own sec-, tion.-to rend, smoke, talk or piny cards, as the spirit moved them. Dick knew sonic of the men slljihtly, but did not feel Inclined to talk. The feeling of Isolation hud gripped him hard... The train slid away, making very, few" Ktops, save nt junctions and large towns, where new recruits got on- ' , . ; Suddenly there was n lurch and a stop at a place where no stop was evidently Intended that Is, where no' stop was -'marked on regular sched- pies for either through or commut ing trains." Rut ever after Dick knew! that In the signal tower of Detln's1 Dominions an order had gone out for the train to stop right there beside a, meadow In which sheep were; placidly grazing, a row of gray geesej were clumsily and hastily retreatlng ' and a beautiful gray-eyed girl In blue' gingham was looking over a fence, Right then and there something) flopped Into the void in Dick's heart! And when through the open window"; his eyea finally held hers and she' smiled and nodded In a quite friendly' manner, he ceased groping In that bottomless region of loneliness. ,, The engine whistled then and pre-: pared to depart. "Good luck I" she' called. It was meant for Dick. "Much obliged," he called back, ap-' preclatlon showing In bis eye. "Where are you going?" asked the; girl, as the train didn't move. ' "Georgia," said Dick. "Fort Ogle thorpe." "Oh," wild the girl, "that's splendid. I know lots of people there." The train whistled again warnlngly, and the procession of geese, which had taken courage and returned to the fence, started on their second retreat. Suddenly the girl stooped and pick ed up the big, fat leader In her arms, squawking nnd protesting. Before Dick knew what she was doing, she was over the fence, holding her of fering up to his window. 'Here, take her for a maacot," vshe Paid, kissing the top of the astonished and lndlgnnnt fowl's' head. "Cull her Katherine," she said. . "Kntherlne It K" answered Dick, gratefully. He knew that she knew he had asked her name and beien given it. The englike whistled again. This time the train pulled out, with wav lngs and good-bys. Dick, clasping Katherin tightly In his arms, felt like singing for pure joy. 4 ' . ' Days, weeks, months of hard train ing enwed. There were hours of dls couragvment and homoMckneaB and misgivings for what was ahead. Put tin old graj gpot the com pany mascot, was a real source of comfort to the young man who thought often of the renl gray-ejvd Katherine, somewhere up In Ohio. One dny a Sunday afternoon, when he. was off duty and feeling particu larly lonely he had picked up the goose nnd gone .off down the road. Later one of his captains coming up quietly and unexpectedly, heard him tnlklng to somo one, and peering over the fence, found Dick addressing his pet. "KntlMTlno, you're the most ador able penon I ever saw. Your eyest heavens, such eyes I I can't sleep for thinking of them. And your smile I I wonder If I'll ever see you smile again? I must see you. I've got to see you, that's all. If I hunt the world over. I'm going to be made a captain, Katherine, because you wish ed me good luck. I've worked , for you Just for you. Iteally." , "Hey. you J" called the captain. It was conduct quite unbecoming an of ficer, but it actually Is what he said. Dick sprang to his feet and salut ed, noticing the letter In his superi or's hand. "How you two hit It tip, I don't know, but Kit writes to tnd to hunt up a man with a gray goose and bring him home for Thanksgiving dinner. She doesn't say whether she means you or the goose, but here's hoping." He grinned. f "Oh, Katherine, Katherine, Til have to kiss yon for that,! said Dick, and picking tip .the "old goose he kissed the top of her head where the girl's Hps had once rested. , .. i Then held out his hand. "Tell hr 111 come, he said gra-efullj.. ' Overdoing It. ! "I believe In a mnn helwi p.-trl rlr " "Of course yon do," ( . 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