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Wednesday, uaecii' is, 1919.
IV.GE FOUR THE DELD1NG DAIIIJErMIEUS (The Belding Banner, established 18S9) r(Tlie lieldirii News, established 1895) . (Consolidated May 21, 1918) .Published every Wednesday afternoon by the Banner lublishing Co., Bcldng, Mich can. r.J. I). Engenip.nn II. M. Engemann Editors and Publishers. C-itTf1 into the liii llnir. Mlrhiirsn l'oet OfQre at stM'oiul-ctans matter. Subscription Postpaid On year In nUvano- .. -....$ I 30 t it inotiths In luivance ......... .75 lhre mouths la n.Kanca ............ 40 Canadian, on e.r In advance 2.00 Advertising Dlil,iv rtt-s mi Ucniti.ii. Card of thanks, one cent a vrl Hunliis locals, on first pipe 12',i renta a line. LONG MAY IT WAVE Seret Clarence C. Bailey Corp. Francis J. Mapin "Let us then stand by tho constitution aa It '. la. Hud by our country aa it Is, one, united, and i niire. let it be a truth encraven on our hearts; kt it le home on the tins under which w rally in eerv exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one deatlny." Daniel UNION CAUCUS HELD FRIDAY. BIGGEST YET (Continued from Page One.) was selected as secretary and two tellers, W. S. Lambertson and Mrs. W. I. Iletherington wero appointed. The latter refused to act and Mrs. W. A. "Wilder was appointed in her place. Later on when it turned out that more tellers were needed to count the extra large vcte, Wilbur C. Whitney and Jessie Pressly were also appointed as additional tellers. Elmer E. Fales, tne efficient and agreeable individual who has held the office of mayor for a number of years, was nominated to succeed himself and as there were no further nominations it was moved that the rules be sus pended and the entire vote of the cau cus cast for Mr7 Fales for mayor. Tho contest for city clerk drew forth three nominations. Lewis Sayle3 placed the name cf Frank E. Conant, present incumbent, before the caucus and Wilbur C. Whitney paid a plowing tribute to the efficiency of Mrs. Clellie S, Hoover, the present deputy in her work in the clerk's of fice and also in her work in the sever al positions which she has held in this city and stated that the voters would make no mistake in casting their bal lots in favor of his nominee, Mrs. Clellie S. Hoover, who, he stated fur ther, had the honor of being the first woman to be nominated fcr a public office-in the city of Belding. W. B. Travis acting as proxy for Mort Eaves, then placed the name of W. l Fisher, the present city treasurer and a former clerk of the city, in nomination for the office. The first ballot resulted in 376 votes heincr cast, of which Conant received 47. Mrs. Hoover 182, and Fisher 138, with one scattering. As it was ne cessary that the winner receive at least 189 votes to reach a decision, a second ballot was taken which con sisted of 371 votes being cast, Conant getting 17, Fisher 154 and noover 200, whereupon the latter was de clared elected to the nomination. A spirited contest for the office of treasurer had developed during the last two days immediately preceding the election and when nominations for this office were called for. Dr. G. F. Smith placed the name of Mrs. Myrtle A. Hubbell before the caucus. Ed. Driese then nominated Mrs. Nellie A. Arnold and Milt Benedict nominated Byron F. Brown, secretary of the local board of commerce. Mr. Bene dict told of the advantages to be gained by putting Mr. Brown in the treasurer's office as thereby the treas urer could afford to give practically all his time to the office as he would of necessity be in the building at all office hours. Embree B. Lap ham then broke the silence and said that he had a man whom he wished to nominate. The judge went on and told how his man was his friend and and a friend of everyone and what a good fellow he was. The judge gave a pood flowery speech with just enough flourishes to it so that it took real well and when fc.3 ncr.ticr.cJ tha name of John B. Esx as his candi date the only demonstration of the evening took place and from all over ha auditorium came the sounds of hand clapping. It was either the judge's flowery bit of oratory or the sterling character of the man whom he had the pleasure to nominate perhaps a bit of both, which brought cut tho little demonstration compli mentary to Mr. Essex, and when the votes wero counted it was found that out of a total of 356 ballots cast, Mr. Es5ex had received 195. Mrs. Hubbell 16, Byron Brown 81, Mrs. Arnold C3 and .one scattering. ' Some cf the young fry in this city started a joke going and claimed they had a plan whereby .they were going to beat Judge Lapham out of his job as justice and accordingly Ed. D. Engemann was suggested as a fit man for the position. Quite a lot of "'ork was done in order to slip some thing over on the judge while he was not looking but the old boy was also on t3 job and when the ballots were all in and counted it was found that the judge, though small in stature, towered head and shoulders above his opponent, as far as votes were con cerned. The judge had 182 votes, Engemann had 89 votes and some fel lows who thought that R. Earl Wil son would make an exceptionally good man to grace the bench in a local justice court, voted for him and he received 33 votes. In spite of the 33 votes which Wilson received, how-eve-, the judg'se majority was enough so that a second ballot was not deemed necessary and he will continue to dish out justice to mis creants and others who perform some infraction cf the law and thereby of fend the peace and dignity of the people of the state, for the next four years to come. Mrs. W. A. Wilder was then nomin ated for school inspector. No other nominations being offered the rules were suspended and the entire vote of the caucus cast in her favor. O. J, Barker was chairman of the First ward caucus. Art Brown, secre tary, and Mrs. Myrtle Hubbell and Charles Williams, tellers. Frank H. Baldwin was nominated as candidate for supervisor with no opposition. M. M. Benedict and E. V. McNally were nominated for alderman and the for mer received CG of the 69 votes cast, Mr. McNally receiving the othet. three. Joe Tupper and Ed. Driese were nominated for inspectors of election and Athur Waite was select ed to make the race for constable. Vern R. B ro wn called the Second ward caucus to order and B. F. Hall was selected as chairman of the cau cus. Charles Madden and Dan Skel lenger were selected as tellers. In the contest which developed for al derman, Dennis Hollenbeck, the pres ent incumbent in office got 40 of the 54 votes cast, N. P. Werner getting the other 14. Rumors had it to the effect that W. B. Travis, supervisor in the Second ward, was due for a trimming for several reasons, one and chief among them being the fact that it was alleg ed that Mr. Travis had a great deal to do with the defeating of the com mission form of government charter in that he took the first steps to de termine whether or not the election was legally conducted and whether or not the charter commissioners who were elected under such a charter would be upheld in the acts which they performed while in the office. There were two sides to the question and Mr. Travis had his supporters at 'the caucus and when the ballots had been cast it was found that he had received 47 votes to the 17 votes that W. J. Clarke, who had been nominat ed to oppose him, received. Harry Dimmick and Patsy Costello were nominated for inspectors of Election and to Mark Brown was en trusted the office of constable to gether with the multifarious duties and cares which go with it. . George W. Cota called the Third ward caucus to order and Dr. G. F. Smith was elected to the chairman ship of the meeting. Mrs. G. D. We ter and Mrs. W. A. Wilder were se lected for tellers. No contests took place and the caucus nominated Bar ney C Curtis for supervisor, Henry Friedly for alderman, George E. Wag ner and Alfred J. Jonas for inspec tors of election and gave the con stable's office to Elmer E. Cook. The caucuses were all peaceable af fairs and the women voters were shown every consideration by the old timers to whom such sights were not new. Tho ladies thought that it was a novel experiment and evidently liked the idea of attending caucus While none of the aldermen or other council offices fell to the ladies, they carried off one of the most important offices in that of the city clerk, going to Mrs. Hovoer, and another city office that of school inspector, going to Mrs. Wilder. It is probable now that the ice has been broken, so to speak, that at succeeding caucuses the ladies will have more candidates up for offices. It was said by many of the people who were in attendance that the city caucus was the best attended and the most interesting meeting of like nature th?y had ever witr.crrrJ. It was euccerrful in placing in tha field for election, one of the best tickets, if not the best, that the city ever has had and with tho Union tickit being the only one in the field, the huim na tion stands practically as good as the election. The city and ward candidates are as follows: Mayor Elmer E. Fales. City clerk Clellie S. Hoover. '. City treasurer John B. Essex. Justice of the peace Embree B. Eanham. School inspector Mrs. W. A. Wil der. FIRST WARD. Supervisor Frank H. Baldwin. Alderman Milton M. Benedict. Inspectors of election Joseph E. Tunper and Edward C. Driese. Constable Arthur C. Waite. SECOND WARD. Supervisor W. B. Travis. Alderman Dennis Hollenbeck. Inspectors of election Harry Dim mick and Patsv Costello. Constable Mark H. Brown. THIRD WARD. Supervisor- Barney C. Curtis. Alderman Uenrv C. Friedley. Inspectors of election George E. Waener and Alfred J. Jonas. Constable Elmer E. Cook. r addit;c::al lcc-') - ; Enoch Hildcbr-nd, a well kr.v.-n trident of Jcnca ttrect i3 vzrj VI from erysipelas at his hccr.s tzd doubts., are entertained as to his re covery. Judge and Mrs. Embrco B. Lapham left here this morning for Chase, v here they , will visit friends and at tend to some business matters for a few days. John Slosser, of Pontiac, is putting up at his former home in Cook's Cor ners for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Souders who left this city some time ago. since which they have resided in Dctrcit and Flint where he has been employed, have returned to Belding and will make their home here in the future. Mrs. Emma Williams of Bridgeman came up to this city Saturday to visit for a time at the home of her, sister, Mrs. Delia Wright. Mrs. H. E. Evans and Mrs. Chas. Boyer of Butternut returned to their homes Monday morning after having spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Fred Beyer. The latter accompanied them home as far as Greenville1 where she spent the day with Mrs. Emma Brown. J 60,752.43 100,653.71 ... $ 239.20 8,000.00 i r Belding Marble and Granite Works KElOKT OK THE CONDITION OF THE PEOPLES SAVINGS BANK At Belding, Michigan, at' the close of business March 4, 1919, as called for by the Commissioner of the Banking Department: RESOURCES Loans and Discounts, viz.: Secured by collateral ... 30,390,08 21,400.50 Unsecured .. ...151,100.37 64,670.38 Items in transit ... 121.49 Totals 18f, 620.94 86,070.88 207,(191.82 BondsMortgages and Securities, viz: Real estate mortgages .......... 116,47540 Municipal bonds pledged 2,000.00 War Savings and Thrift Stamps ... 834.00 Other bonds.. 21,000.00 Totals 2,000.00 138,309.40 140,309:40 RESERVES, viz: Due from banks in reserve cities ... 23,917.11 3,35243 U. S. bends and Cert, of Ind., carried as legal reserve 42,900.00 U. S. certificates of Indebtedness car ried as cash reserve . 7,500.00 Exchanges for clearing house ...... 461.05 , Currency 10,226.00 3,000.00 Gold coin 1579.50 4,000.00 Silver coin 2,356.95- Nickels and cents 3Go.G7 Totals 39,906.2S COMBINED ACCOUNTS, Overdrafts nnnkinn Hmisa Furniture and Fixtures ........ ... 3,643.20 flnt aAa ViwV nrwl rtther rnnh itpms. . . . ... ... ... . ... .. . luO.oo Total ...... .......$520,692.71 LIABILITIES Capital stock paid in ,;V $ 40,000.00 Surplus fund 12'SS2"? Undivided profits, net ... ... Innnnn Reserved for taxes, interest, etc 1,000.00 Commercial Denosits. viz: Commercial deposits subject to check... ... 131,416.65 Demand certificates of deposit ........... . 46,982.05 Postal Savings deposits . ...... Total 178,636.04 178,636.01 Savings Deposits, viz.: Book accounts, subject to savings by laws 107,065.29 Certificates of deposit subject to savings by-laws ' ... ... . . .175,7G0.13 Club savings 'deposits (Xmas, Thrift, etc.) ..4-. 292.15 Total ... ... ...283.117.57 283,117.57 Total 4 4 $520,692.71 STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Ionia ss. ... I, Ambrose Spencer, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of 'my knowledge and belief and correctly represents the true state of the several matters there in contaimed. as shewn by the books of the bank. Subscribed and sworn to before me Ambrose Sp?nrer, this 17th day of March, 1919. Cashier. Sumner H. Wilson. Correct Attest: Notary Public. Brinton F. Hall, My commission expires Jan. 11, 1923.- Frank R. Chase. F. E. Underwood. Directors. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE BELDING SAVINGS BANK At Belding, Michigan, at the close of business March 4, 1919, us called for by the Comims3ioner of the Banking Department RESOURCES: Loans and Discounts, viz : Secured b collateral . . . Unsecured .... .". . ... . ........ . CustomeriMiability accovnt of uc- rpntnnroi Totals 03,703.32 26,255.00 119,958.92 BondsMortgages and Securities, viz: Real estate mortgages Municipal bonds in office ......... Municipal bonds pledged ......... U. S. bonds and certificates of in debtedness in office War Savings and Thrift Stamps... Other bonds 9,630.83 700.00 83,500.26 25555.00 572 83 03,703.32 26,255.00 114,307.00 12,500,00 4,000.00 1,100.00 1,003.20 28,028.28 22,075.00 33,128.28 149,885.20 33,607.06 6,208.27 63,$50.00 a.ooo.oo 62.71 6,961.00 5,000.00 161.00 1,258.00 96.06 42,205.83 83,458.27 183,013c4S When contemplating the Erection of a MONUMENT to those departed, come and see our large and beautiful stock of new and artistic work, the largest in Central Michigan. Also a collection of exclusive DESIGNS Fine Lettering, Carving and Tracing with Pneumatic Tools Oar Specialty. 1 W. F. CLARICE Office and Works No. 115 North Pleasant Street. Citizens Telephone Na 174 Good Work and Low Prices. .BELDING, MICHIGAN Be sure and get your order in ahead of the rush fcr Decoration Day co;:gi giiudci LAST SUOOW EVE. COMMUNITY SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY EVENING SPECIAL VOCAL AND VIOLIN MUSIC. A large and appreciative audience attended tho Congregational church last Sunday evening. . The Rev. St. Clare Parsons of Greenville delighted everyone beyond expectations. His Bubject, "Tho Peril cf Democracy" was well prepared and eloquently de livered. He quoted Bismarck's state ment of some 50 years ago. "There are in this world, two kinds of gov ernments, autocracy and democracy. They are diametrically opposed to one another and sooner or later they will clash and one must disappear for there is not room enough on this globe for them both." The speaker showed that while Bis marck's prophecy was correct yet op posite to his expectations, democracy and not autocracy ha survived. He admitted that autocracy was by far the most efficient in putting every individual where he would be 100 per cent efficient but declared that never theless by its machine-like method it crushed out initiative and soul from its people, whiled emoeracy gave free scrape to the children of rich and poor alike. '. Bolshevism in Russia and Germany was no surprise to him as it was to be expected, being the freed slave of autocracy. Liberty had simply been carried to license nnd the once trod den peasants had in their turn be come the autocrats, "One great peril,". ho said, "Is tha? citizens may, after they have fought nnd shed thir blood for their rights become neglectful of their duties." JTe scored a telling blow against the shameful corduct of citizens in ne glecting voting at primaries and other elections. A warning was given to the women to see to it that now that they had the ballot that they exercise their duty, not only as well as tho n." hid but with conscientious care. No le?s fon'ors in his opinion 7 the need of definition of words like liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. The right to acquire and own prop ertv seemed to him also to need defi nition. He cited the statement or Henry Ford that he would organize n new companv and build a new fac- torv t the little village of Dearborn and by employ incr 100 000 men and '-nmen create a city of half a million. His ooinion was that nowpr to do any thinr honld not be allowed to be ' in the hands of anv one man. ' The rhoms chmV accompanied b ; Miss Winn'fred Wilson on the pipe nrnn lod the sinking of appropriate hvmns in which the audience heartily Mirs Taisia Lowrey sang a solo, "I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say," in if ,very effective way and as usual pleased the audience. Miss Lowry is certainly possessed of a fine voice and has often favored tho church with, her talent in song which is highly ap preciated. Rev. W. J. Rooke in a beautiful solo, "Sometime, Somewhere," demon strated that ho is not only a good preacher but a fine singer as well and is giving ability in good measure at all services. Next Sunday evening a fine meet ing is anticipated when th pastor intends speaking on "The Community Spirit." A song service of community sirging will be followed by the ad dress and special vocal and violin se lections. Mrs. Edgar Stanton made a busi ness trip to Grand Rapids Monday. , , ..i'.-. -"" v 1 Get Down to A Peace Basis! The war is over-and it is true we all helped to win it, but that is a (thing of the past Now is the time to get oh a firm peace basis and develop our home business. An account with this bank will help you. START A CHECKING ACCOUNT cWilJp U Q Mil The Bank on the Corner Capital, Surplus and Profits over $75,000.00 Reserve, viz: , . Due from Banks in Reserve cities: U. S. bonds and Cert, of Ind., car ried as legal .reserve U. S. Certificates of Indebtedness carried as cash reserve . i ..... . Exchanges for clearing house Currency Gold coin Silver Coin .... VMala rr1 POTllt ' .. il n nvu oi.u v v ------ - A - . . Combined Accounts, viz: Overdrafts $ 765.95 Banking House ... ... . . 7,500.00 Furniture and Fixtures ....i ( 1,223.55 Duo from other bank and Ivnkci s . . . , 5,236.45 Outside checks and other eaih ittms. 26.19 Revenue Stamps 100.00 Total .... $143,488.64 LIABILITIES: Capital stock paid in .. .$ 50,000.00 Surplus Fund 15,000.00 Undivided profits, net ... ... 13,593.92 Commercial deposits, viz: f Commercial deposits subject to check... ... ., ....124,594.49 Certified checks 114.81 . U. S. Government deposits 522.64 Total 125,231.94 125,231.94 Savings Deposits, viz.: Book accounts, subject to savings by laws 111,509.50 Certificates of deposit, subject to savings by-laws 126,691.21 Club savings deposits (Xmas, Thrift, etc) 1,462.07 Total ...239,662.78 239,662.78- - Total $443,488.64 STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Ionia ss. ' I, W. S. Lambertson, Cashier of the above named bank, do solmenly swear, that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and correctly represents the true state of the several matters there in contained as shown by the books of the bank. Subscribed and sworn to before ms W. S. Lambertson, this 14th day of March, 1919. ' Cashier. - Harrison A. Parker, Correct Attest: ' x , Notary Public. , 11. J. Leonard, My commission expires Nov. 22, 1S22. E. E. Chappie, 1 V. P. Hethtrington, Directors. Tlie OH Costames Aire Goee Forever Spring has brought a silhouette entirely new. Particularly is this true in coats. The lines of the Spring garments reveal a vast difference. Here are pictured several exclusive models whose charm is in their touch of the Oriental. Scant skirts have been mixed with loose, full tops; this is the combination for the successfully stylish coat of 1919. Coats must not be too long, else they hide the narrowness and length of the skirt The smartest things in Ready-to-wear you will find here. New Garments are coming in. We invite your inspec ' tion and comparison. II I I X II 'W 3MM n v5 Mich