ThM Modern Closet
-is the equal of the modern flush closet of.
city homes in appearance, convenience and
is as much superior to the ordinary indoor
closet as the modern automobile is to the first
"horseless wagon' You should have this
modern convenience in your home.
The' Waterbury requires attention but two or
three times a year. It disinfects the waste,
does away with the filth and danger of out
Eor further information concerning this closet
write S. J. INNER. Belding. Mich,
or Phone 115
If You Buy It Of Willoughby You Know It Is Good. J
.v. .- In Silver Plate. , v -
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These goods are guaranteed in every way to give sat
isfaction. Notice our window display.
Merchandise is advancing all the timedue'to the ad
vance In labor and any thing you can use which we have
on sale will be to your advantage to get now.
Do not forget that we carry the raost-up-to-the minute
merchandise1 to be found, so you will find it to your in-1
telreSt toxjjpbk' tur stock brer he'ri -'wan ting merchandise
in our line. V
. r YOURS FOR QUAUTTY.; PRICE AND SERVICE
i'5 D V, ' JEWELRY and ATIIEPnONES i
( T7ftd takers and IniiHictorf for para ilaixraetta Railroad.
3 4Bfarteeri Yeans in the Jewefrv fiuiinea
jFoVrteeri Yeans in the
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Financial Report Of
for the year ending July 14, 1919
Amount on hand July 8, 1918, Gen
Received from Primary Int. fund
Received from Library and Dog tax
Received from One Mill Tax
Received from General fund
Total receipts including amount on hand. . .
Paid teacher for year $ 450.00
Paid High school tuition 75.00
Paid for General purposes 88.80
Amount on hand, General . . . vl 59.39
Amount on hand, Library and dogtax 11.03
Total expenditures including amount oil hand
July 14,1919 :.. $684.22
Signed, Clarence Chickering,
: .. . District No. 6, Otisco.
' -. Don't sell your
For junk. We buy and sell second hand tires.
, Retreading a Specialty
x Mm3 .toe repmr m? ' '
210 North Bridge Street.
the Highest Quality f
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School District No. 6,
About Our Town and It Ptoplt
Mins Sara Mairin. R. N.. of Alrwiia
who has been visiting at the home of
h bister, 11m. George II. Engemann,
wen; i iiun- :". pids, M. .. m . tj-
irz, to viit jt a number if ..rj,
ladies who received. thieilr training
at the some time and place which fche
Mrs. S. E. Wetmore went to Ionia,
Saturday to visit with relatives and
friends for a week.
Lawn settees, porch and lawn
swings. Belding Lumber Co., phone 8.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J; Allen and
baby daughter, Betty Jane, left here
LSaturday noon for Jackson, where
they will spend a two week s vacaticn
with relatives and friends. Mr. Allen
is the genial and efficient book keep
er at the Dort plant.
Harry G. Evans, of Muskegon, ar
rived in the city Monday morning for
a shoil stay.
Pat and Mike Roe went to Lowell
Saturday morning, for a day's visit
with relatives and friends.
A. T. Demcrest left here Satur
day morning for Grand Rapids, where
he went, to spend over Sunday with
his wife and daughter.
Charles E. Holmes, of Grand Rap
ids, returned to his home Saturday
alter having been the guest of Gerald
Barnes for a time.
Lawn settees, porch and lawn
swings. Belding Lumber Co., phone 8.
James Lent, of Montana, who has
been visiting at the home cf his
daughter, Mrs. Charles Andrews, left
here Saturday morning for a visit
with relatives at Moseley. Mr. Lent
is a veteran of the Civil war.
Miss Bernice Parker returned to her
home at Fremont, Saturday morning
after having visited at the home of
her aunt, Mrs. Al. Meade.
Miss Rose Wjngier went to Lowell,
Saturday mcrning to visit for over
Sunday with relatives.
Mrs. J. Wheatley went to Detroit,
Saturday noon to visit for a time with
relatives and friends.
Miss Ruth Whithmoro is the new
book keeper at the Belding Coal and
Ice Co. office.
Mrs. Elizabeth Elmtendfcrf and"
grandson, Truman, went to ff.-and
Rapids ,Saturday to spend Sunday
l'th relatives in that city.
Harrison Tarker, assistant cashier
at the Beldinc v Savings Bank. Ipft
here Saturday morning, for Sparta
and other places where he will dc
his best at enjoying his two weeks
The Misses Thelma Wasnick and
Esther Rowley went to Ionia, Satur
day neon, to visit for the day.
The Baptist Sunday school picnic
which was to have been held Wed
nesday July 30, has been postponed
and will be-held on Thursday, July
Rev. Fr. E. J. McCcrmick, of Hub-i
hardston, was in the city Wednesday
as a guest of Rev. Fr. J. A. Klick.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mehney and
children, of Smyrna, were guests of
Imjt parents ,Mr. and Mrs. 'Henry
Lawn settees, porch and lawn
swings. Belding Lumber Co., phone 8.
Myron Link and a party of "friend
of Muskegon, were in the city today,
having driven over by auto.' '
Andrew Skellenger,' John Whitscell
and Al Shaw motored to Grand 'Rap
ids, Tuesday, to attehd,t6 some busi
ness matter '-r
Mrs. E; E. ' Rice, "of s ijansing, ;reC
turned home Monday after a short
visit with hr sister, Mr. Fred'Scble
Scl. '- - v- ..-- ;
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Skelle'hger,
Andrew' Skeltericer. Mnt Ttninh
lender and Mrs.-John MehheV wire in
probate coijrt. - : :;
Mass Flossie 'Brtks, who has beri;
artog.tiHFrrlBCn( at Big
Rapids; left hen-" Thursday4 for Lan
sing,' where shtf has accepted a' good
position.- t .: . . v - ,
Mia Victoria Douville returned to
her home, near Harrisville, on this
morning's 'train after visiting for a
few days-fet the homer -of Mr. and Mrs.
George Hv; Engemahir. '
Mrs. Maggie Cobb and son,'Adriaii
ATS- visWrrheyaiigterV in Ionia.'
Jame BiVKkrU visiting his uncle, i
CaJ Brooks in Orleans. .
Lawn settees, porch and lawn
wings. Belding Lumber Co., phone 8.
Private M. T. Cobb visited at the
home of Mrs. Vaughn and Mrs. Cobb
from Wednesday until Friday ;also
his mother, Mrs. Alma Hekei from
Grand Rapids, visited there.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vincent motored
up from Ionia and spent the evening
with Mrs. Vaughn.
Add Brooks spent Thursday even
ing with hes mother, Mrs. Vaughn.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. Will Lessi
ter, this Wednesday morning, a ten
pound daughter. Dr. Stanton says
both mother and daughter are doing
Ladies, look up the advertisement
tf Mrs. S. L. Wright regarding her
quality shop service. Adv.-
W. Glenn Abbott, of Charlotte, is
spending the week with his cousin.
Mrs. S. L. Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kelley were
Sunday afternoon visitors at the home
of Mr. Fred Olger.
Mr. James Kelley left on the 8:08
train for Grand Rapfds, Sunday
Mrs. Bert Collier went to Ionia,
Tuesday noon to see Mr. Collier's
brother, who is suffering from blood
, Rev. R. V. Birdsall, of Orleans, has
been repairing and making improve
ments to his house on Ionia street.
It was vacated recently by J W.
Gaunt, who moved to Lowell and Mr.
Birdsall concfluded it was a good
time to give it an overhauling before
another tneant moved in.
Joseph Presley and Bert Beach and
wife went a huckleberrying and fish
Jne north of Grenvllle, last week re
turning Thursday minus any fish but
with thirty quarts of berries. '
Mr. and Mrs. Ravmond Gleason nnd
children of Grand Rapids were over
ouiiuajr guests ui uneir parenis, mr.
and Mrs. George Gleason.
Throw nwn vmir mitln na
Rheuma, and walk without rheumatic
rains ana stillness, say wortley a
French, local agents for this great
rheumatism remedy. Advertisement.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Urch; of'Dur
and and Miss Lola and Mason Smith
cf N. Tonawanda, N. Y., were week
end guests at the home of M. Urch.
Wilber Wood was on the sick list
Mrs. Rilla Scouton has a position
at the Richardson boarding house.
Harold Gleason returned home from
Pentwatcr, Monday morning where he
has been visiting his grandmother
for the past' three weeks. :
The Misses Adeline and Helen Re
minder returned Monday from, a 'va
cation visit with their parents at Ta
was City. '
Mrs. Hannah Cameron has received
a letter from her daughter, Miss Ru
by Cameron, who has been in France
for several months, as a nurse with
the Red Cross, that she is now work
ing in one of the hospitals near Brest
and is enjoying good health, but has
a hankering to get back to good old
Wm .B. Reed left Saturday for a
ten days eastern trip being called on
business. He motored to Detroit. His
wife accompanied him there to visit
their ,son, George, until Mr. Reed re
turns.' Mrs. Anna Moon sper$ Sunday with
Iher sister, Mrs. Sidney Brown and
family and mother, Mrs. May Tuttle,
Mr. and Mrs.. Eli Lowden are in
charge of a large huckleberry marsh
in one of the berry' swamps, east of
Rockford and are camping out there
for the season. He looks after the
berry pickers , and keeps tab on the
number of quarts each one gathers.
All taxes should be paid before
August 10 ,as on and after that date
a raise in the percentage for collec
tion will go into effect and will make
it ccst you more, Please attend to
the paying of your taxes at once.
John B. Essex, City Treasurer.
Farm Buildings Burn
The buildings on the Stacey Row
ley farm, east of this place, were all
burned up, Friday afternoon. A
threshing crew was working at the
farm at the time and it is supposed
someone Jlfhrew a lighted, cigarette
butt down. The only thing saved
was the grain separator, the chickens
eight pigs, three calves, machinery
and all household goods were con
sumed by the flames, entailing a
loss which will go close up to $10,000.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends
and neighbors for the acts and kind
ness ana sympathy extended during
our recent aliliction, especially the
Knights of Ipthias. We heartily ap
preciate the great help and hope
we may be able in some way; to re
turn thtm some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Rushford.
Gave Bicycle Riding Exhibit
Two ex-soldiers arrived in the city
Friday air.emoon and started up
through the streets on stunt perform
ing bicycles announcing the fact that
they would give an exhibition of their
skill on the street at 8;30 that night.
A good sized crowd . was on hand at
the appointed. . tints . to .' witness the
trick riding and,. stunts, and1 the fel-.
lows finally appeared,' having -been up
to Greenville- where they? gave: . their
first performance: They -were excep
tionally good in, their. nttrk and. but
for the fact.-that -they , continually
"roasted" the crdwd which had gath
ered to tee, them the affaif. would have
been a very .pleasant one. ;Wfeeri they
started; inv ito take Up :a collect i5
which was to be in tha. nature of pav
for them, they were just; a little tb.
rough, in Tiding tkepeopieTfof murtjj
and "gr&Ue dohitiMji'UiTwite
Who witnessed the exhibition and wKof
thought itr good enough to -contribute
a Quarter would not give asnictle ;af
ter the- fellows hod gone on with tht
lineVf talk- which fthy persisted
handing out to the. people .f they
would' liaye only rrodVrtherf bicytle
and not rode'W.e . peopled theV would
haVe received twice aa.mucS &liy
did. . a :.:.:$..-. j ;
iWe wish to' thtnkr the 'manv neigh
bors tod friends t(for ' their kindness
during the sickness and death of jour
dear wife and mother; r also for ; the
many beautiful flowers and the-sym-
pauiy. . -
D. CV Johnscn and fahtily.
Modern Convenience For The Farm
We desire to call attention to j the
advertisement in this sisue of the
Waterbury Cnical' CloWe-t; (for
which Mr. S. J. Skinner, Superintend
ent of the Belding schoob, has the
agency for Ionia and Montcalm coun
ties. This .closet is meeting with
favor in' country hemes and in cities
where sewers and water supply are
not available. Better have one in
stalled before influenza weather . ar
rives. ,. . , ! "
I toiled along for many years at
hoeing beans and grooming steers,
with weary bone and threw; and I
looked forward to the day when I
have no work to do. Then I would
have no grevious task; on downy
beds of ease I'd t bask, and drink red
lemonade; for me there'd be no beast
ly grind: I'd sleep all day if so in
clined, and through cheap novels
wade, At last the day I longed for
came; bliss percolated through my
frame; "At last," I said, MPm free;
this getting up at break of day to
milk the cows and pitch the hay no
more of that fcr mel" Then for three
weeks and maybe five, I loafed around
the grad; pitched horseshoes on the
village green and monkeyed with the
slot macnine and fancied I was glad.
So on life becnm n bore; I yearned
to have a man-sized chore to make
me tired at night; I longed to plow the
rows of com and hear the old tin din
ner horn and have an appetite. Anoth
er month of glided ease, and my old
dome was full of flees, and bats and
things like these; the loafing life had
lost its charm, and I went whooping
to the farm, where toil is all that
goes, I pity all the slothful shirks;
true bliss is for the man who works
and sweats the long day through, who
knows, when comes the close of day,
that he has grown a bale of hay, or
preadventure two. Walt Mason.
To Frank Ireland Co.
;We Never Sleep"
World Domination At An End
'A world empire through the fu-
sion of present kingdoms is a dream
wnicn win never De reaiizea as long
as the world stands, because it is
contrary to the prophecy of th6 Bi
So declared Evangelist B .F. Will
iams, the Seventh-Day Adventist, in
1?lIt?UiI? 5 JtT1-' Sun;
day night on "The Next Universal
Empire." He said that in spite of
the attempts of such men as Char-
lemagne, Charles V, Louis the 14th, ; w a u ue enterprise arm
Napoleon Bonaparte and Kaiser Wil- a t8Pmt of helpfullness in the town
helm, to dominate this world, God's you live, and to some extent
word has stood the test of tho Adjoin hands with others in, keeping
and their efforts have been blasted.
Twenty-five centuries ago the pro
phet Daniel was given a virion of
God's prcgram for -the nations. Be
ginning with Babylon there were tp
be but four earthly empires, and then
would follow God's everlasting king
dom. The people of this world have
watched the kingdoms of Babylon,
Mede-Persia, Grecia and Rome march
to the tuna cf this prophetic utter
ance. They have seen the vain efforts
of Europe's royal families as they
have intermarried with the hope of
again consolidating the kingdoms of
earth into cne vast empire. The next
great seene in earth's drama is for
told in Dan. 2:44 'In the days of
these kings shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom, which shall never
be destroyed.' Nothing short -of the
coming cf Christ will usher in this
kingdom. We are rapidly annrcach
ing the time when this kinirdom shall :
be established and just as . surely as
uie word or ,uod was fulfilled of old
and as -it is beinjr fulfilled by men
and rulers otday, just so surely will
His 'promise to come again' be ful
fiUedv v;,.. '-tt ,
" 'It hasbeh'announce, that lhe subi
jects for the week will be as1 follows :
' Toesday-'FootlighU of Calvary."
Wednesday-"T!i-Opening of the4
JudtreWent.". i M t, w . .;
-; 'x Huiwiiy- - wun w eeic in. iieav-
vprtdai.Th' : Slwilr'a fllen. to
Christ.'''1 '' . i
S.t4rJayIrtasti al- thoR
tifrhrge-llofr wife;of iiHsiig
have Tjfn'fcuestji of -W brother;- Fred
Boyer and oM- tihieV friends for
r&mt "week fcu ocf zL
AN 8 ROOM nOUSE with electric
lights, gas, city water and steam
heat on East Center street A
bargain at ....$1,250
6-ROOM HOUSE in good condi
city water, cistern on Harrison
avenue, 1 1-2 . lots with this
place; lots of room for garden.
Will accept ,$200 . payment
down and monthly payments.
7 ROOM HOUSE with electric
lights, gas, city water and cis
tern on Harrison avenue. This
Is a bargain for $1,250
8 ROOM HOUSE and bathroom
complete, furnace, electric lights,
gas, city water, barn and wood
house, a splendid property, on
Pearl street, for ,..$2,600
7 ROOM HOUSE 'with electric
lights, gas, city water and small
barn on Leonard street. Price
2 HOUSES on Bridge street in
good location, one for $1,800;
one for . . . ....... $1,700
A SPLENDID HOME with hot
water, heat and all modern con-
veniences, centrally located and
price very reasonable.
7 ROOM nOUSE with 1V4 lots,
lights, and city water, near the
Richardson Silk mill for $1600
6 ROOM HOUSE with electric
lights, gas, city water, on Pearl
St., for ,...$1,500
8 ROOM nOUSE with electric
lights, gas, near Ellis school
Other Places also For Sale
GEO. E. WAGNER . '
Heal Els tat and Insurance
t Phcsa C4 '
Sunday '100O--Yr ."WlUnit, a
1 Do ' You
See the Anker-Holth self-balancing bowl!
Any disc first, an?', disc last they go on any way on the
shaft so simple a child could put it together in the dark.
The most simple, the most sanitary. There is no cast
bowl housing to get foul and ill smelling.
This is our Selling Plan :
Call on the phone or drop a card.
We will bring a machine to your place, set it up, skim
your milk, show you how to handle it. When we leave
it with you ten days, you use it, if you like it, buy it, if not
we will remove it. You be your own judge.
SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY
One pushing advertising merchant
dees more to bring thrift into a com-
munity than fifty who wait for busi
ness to be brought to themby the
energy of someone else. A dozen live
business men reaching out in the by
ways and hedges for business
make any town hum with prosperity,
d the town owes them much for
. . , .... .. .
hustle, and bustle within its bcr-
s. uont De a sponge ana simpiy
your town to the front.
Under Staie Supervision' Since 1889
Belding's Oldest Hank
"We team '
Little by Litde
Consequently it in only theft pri
severing who ever become well-educated.
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It is the sathe way with paying
moneyhe? ho perseveres i is ab
solutely sure of .Financial Ihd6pen
den9e. ' .?
Why not decide ,today to
Open A Savings Account
The Bank on the Corner
Capital, Surplus and Profits over $75,000.00
ma mm mmmm
Another cut in prices on Women's
and Children's Low Shoes, Oxfords
Pumps and Colonials in white can
vas, patent and dull kid. See price
cards in my window.
Buy for cash and Save money.
The Yellow Front
Belding Defeated at Trufant
In a game losely played Belding
came out on the short end of the
score 10 to 6. The game was prac
tically lost by eractic umpiring of one
Trufant man, thre. being consider
able argument during the game.
Belding will play the Palo team
Sunday, at Leonard park, this team
being organized of players in and
around Palo, Fenwick and other
towns near. A fast game is assured.
.If there is any man in Belding who
knows base ball and knows how to
manage a team we would like to hear
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