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T r t BELBING BANNER-NEWS IONIA COUNTY'S BH3T NEWSPAPER THIRTY-SECOND YEAR, ft". BOUriD FOR ' 1 FAR-OFF BORHEO TO' HUNT DUDS EELDING, MICHIGAN. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. DECEMBER 8, 1920 FIVE CENTS THE COPY. EXPEDITION COMES TO GIUEtN WHEN OFFICER COOK TAKES A HAND IN THE CASE Ea j Farmers Club The East Ov-jco Farmers Club met and ay While not a ' great many people Knew about it where the start was made and not a great many in this city to which the youthful voyagers were brought after their plans had been interfered with and their ex pedition broken up, knew about it, still there was a real live and big start made Friday on a diamond hunting trip to far off Borneo island, the home of the original wild man and the soil of which, according to letters found on the boys, was sup posed to be studded with great big diamonds so thick that one could shovel them up with a scoop. The principals in the expedition were Harold Bond and William Shep ard, two thirteen year old boya from Greenville, who securing a shotgun, rifle, revolver, supply of ammunition at the pleasant farm home of Mr. a Mrs. Ernest Wooldridge, Thursd December 2, nearly fifty being pres ent. After a splendid chicken dinner, meeting was called to order by pres ident Ernest Wooldridge and a pro gram was given. Topic r The country house of tomorrow brought out a good many thoughts and was quite thoroughly discussed. The following committees were appointed for pro gram: Ernest Chickering, Nellie Phillips, Mrs. Byron Brown; Music committee, Mrs. B. Strunk; Flower committee, Elsie Cusser. Attended County Grange Meet Mrs. Mary E. II. Coville went to Portland, (Friday, December 3 as Secretary of Ionia County Pomona Grange which met with Portland Grange. A fine dinner was. served which seventy-five members enjoyed and after a business session a class of 16 candidates was given the fifth degree. These 'will join the large class from all counties in the state at Grand Rapids next week for the sixth "degree which will be given by state officers. Ladies Literary Exchange Club Regular meeting of the Ladies Lit erary Exchange Club will be held at anu omer necessary equipment uu next Thursday afternoon. December supplies, started out on the trip I n- ( 16 A1, members earnestly request day morning, instead of attending' ,i tn un . . . v i i v,,, i vv- v i" --". were The first trouble which they en-; EYES L10ISTEII AT TRAGIC SCENE III COURT I100L1 JUDGE DAVIS REFUSES FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT ANOTHER CHANOE TO MAKE GOOD Immediately ater 'giving testi mony in circuit court at Ionia, Sat urday morning that resulted in send injf her husband, George Hilton, to the Michigan, reformatory at Ionia, for one to three years, for desertion and nonsupport, Mrs. Hilton loving ly fondled him and bade him a tear ful farewell. Hilton broke down un der the display of affection and loy alty and pleaded with the court for another chance to make good. It was refused, 'Judge jDayis stating that Hilton had already had chance enough. Many eyes in the court room filled with tears as the touching little scene from the drama of life was enffcted before them. It - is seldom even in a court where the loves, hates, joys, and sorrows of humanity are seen almost daily in thejr vary ing aspects that such true devotion has been evidenced. Not only did the wife charge her husband with desertion and non- J support but she also said that he to ! disown their . Taxpayers Notice I will be at the Treasurer's office December 10 to receive taxes. Pay able at VA, until further notice. Hours. 9 to 11:45 a. ra.; 1 to 5:45 p. m.; Pay nights and Saturday nights until 7:30 p. m.. J. B. Essex, City Treasr Notice To Taxpayers I will be at the bank of Orleans to, receive taxes the remaining Fri days in December. Lulu M. Hale, Orleans Twp Treas. ' Notice! Otisco Taxpayers .Johl rchem, of Detroit, has ar- I will .be at the Peoples Savings fYed m ,the ty and has been busy bank for the collection of taxes Sat- th,s, wfk getting the Star theatre urday, December 11 and at Insley's ready for chis opening nightV busi- store, Smyrna on Wednesday, De-1 y , , ,aT f t-"II1 "i remlor 15 I ber 11 Mr. Parchem havme pur- IIED BER PLB 0PE0I0G . . OF STI THEATRE "LOVE OR JUSTICE" AND COM. EDY "VAMPIRE AMBROSE" ARE NOW BOOKED Henry Zahm, Treas. to whom he had paid atten- Bob" Howard Is Efficient Soldier A lot tor rfoivil w Vila mntVipr!ij n i i coumerea was at me nome 01 , Mrs . Rose Howard, from Robert daughter ' She also told of "another Armstrong, a farmer vivir.g near ,nrt.nwi n f tv, thp firPPnvillp rnnd nnrth nf thi ritv It." V! " " , Woman Vr - uiai younp man s maKinj,', a mai- tions Afro- AyicfrAn rMnotl eoVir . V. . ... . . . i 1 nuns, . . . .77. .. . . , , . i xer wnicn snots nitting tne nouse anu looKing out she saw the two Borneo ypungstars, dressed in regula west attire and with an over T . f i: i." i 5 A u wnere ne nas been stauonea since trvinr to soothe her hodip. shcctinc towards the house. j ...u : r s trying 10 sooine ntr. iimscu me oiar mcaire ousiness irom Mr. Vernon Locey, of Howell, who Belding Grange . conuuciea n prior 10 going oacK 10 nt fnrrrnt ha r. r. r . ' ms nome lown to wnicn ne was giv- Saturday, December: 11. Program !f" 'a bk enducemento return by as in last week's paper. PeoP;e, of Howell, who were de- ' sirous of having a first class show- ' Farmers Club MeeUng i man ixV charge of their movie house West Otisco Farmers Club met at andf recognized Mr. Locey as such. f u, Mr or,,! m- t,; Mr. Parkem is a young man full Jenks on Broas street, Thursday af- of PeP. an.d hustle and while he does ternoon, iJecember z with a roast yr "r" " ""V " j chicken dinner. The'following officers '.that realizes that the people of were elected for the coming year: r ui ' - t i. President, Mark Brown; Vice Pres-1 cur,abfle n. th.e m?ton picture line ident, Clyde Day; Recording Secre-1 ?!?LthaSThVs to, lt. to, tary, Mrs. Charles Urch; Corres- th(m- lie has followed theatrical ponding Secretary, Mrs. M. L. Up-,rk. and sa'3 h? '.ePef.ts fmsn dyke; Treasurer, Mrs. Lester Car-1 Welding and vicinity theatre going nZntvr : fans with the right kind of amuse ; ments. Adventist Church opening picture will be "Love Last Thursday evening was a rec- or .usti"',.paturi"? L?,uife laum ord breaker in the prayer meeting and in addition to this will be "Vam attendance. Perhaps if you attend , P're Anmbro0 . a mSty good com v,; it wni v. ovar Mvf y. Mr. Parchem has an adver- Are Returning From West A telegram received Monday from "Hub" Engemann, one of the pub lishers of this paper, who has been sojourning in the west since July 10 stated that he and Martin Engemann ' were leaving Los Angeles that morn. ing on their return home and they are scheduled to reach here on Sat urday. Since Iub went away the ' editor has mighty near run himself, ragged trying to do the work of two men and once the bird gets back here we're 'agoing to put him to work and perhaps we will be able to keep up our end of the business with out sticking around the sanctum un til 2 o'clock every morning. Really, we've lost so much sleen since that boy went away, that we feel as if we ! could let the rest of the world roll by and sleep for a week. LOCAL TALENT LVGEUr.l counsE IIUMWIIS FIIIE ENTERTAINMENT ItAD CLASS AND VARIETY AND WAS HIGHLY APPRECIATED Taken To Grand Rapids Hospital Harvey Darling, who has been in serious ill health for some time past was taken to Grand Rapids to go into a hospital with the, intention of un dergoing an operation, which is stat ed to be the one chance in a hundred of saving Iris life. Mr. Darling has spent some time in a hospital before but some time ago was brought home thinking that he would be better off here. His present sickness is caus ed by a decaying kidney and it is for the removal of this that the pres ent trip to Grand Rapids wasrmade. County Maccabee Meeting The members of the Ionia County Maccabee Association will meet in their next regular session at the G. ; A. R. hall on next Wednesday even ing, IJecember 15. All Sir Knights are urgently requested to be present as there will be an initiation. She told Mr. Armstrong about it and , v ....... i i npra npcind iir riiiiuri Nnr ' will be nleased to learn of. Robert i i::" I v'u" " Sabbath wi mark the ODeninir of our "ac",t7"' ,u"a,ulueF. &ucllon. OI l"ia -bound nlUt :n iho nrmv lasf. Tlllv :nnA- l1?1 " ""T" lnnnnlVnf nrav.r. Snor il roa.l.-PPCr announcing his openin- IOV " wild ' i ai v' tine juupe ior one njore opporiunuy . ; - r v;a-urt av December 11 abnnd-iJ01n5d th CoaSV art.lllery; "e vas to make good, sat "the other woman" I mfirs have : I jeen prepared of which all -a.a.uaj, yeccmoer n. thr "V" . Willi ner arm aooui me soouinir wiic. , - . Z . 7 , I'rpd rts Fruit C.rOn luro H h - 'I'ltst Af hnw fitA- -V11UUI' ab IViVV III : UUiUlU man" who had completpnl the trian- tions wnicn ne tooK' along wuh.nu-' 1(, soutrht out the wife to make that Hilton had pment to Holland ", onrl tViot oVin Vii1 nffttin witV Vlini rilorv Hivieinn cratinncul or h nrtroan i - - -... i 1 ; cfrnnJ, nil Hi, mnv v-Mfi hA nnv. ' iV . r "l; i , ' " "mi WTS. JllllOn naS DCCn WOrKing lO v.w.. ... .. ..- monroc, va., 10 wnicn piace ne win he.weitoutto tell the boyatoshcot merous othcr soldiersf he stood at I ends statin ir m some . other direction. Ihey nns- lhe head of the class and as a re-J Snosed an eloi wcred. lnm . "with a volley of proiane sut won a transfer to the Coast Ar- SP?w XL 1 invectives the like of which Mr. Arm Hp thon started I u I t ' A Jo V- support ner cnua ana nerseu since lie mtn buriiu conn ha sfrnt Tfohprt's Ipttpr in riia',i 11 . . . , il lo- cnase tne ooys away irom nis mothcr was full oi optimism and ""1 "iiiit"" w;V on nrobation at the place and they started away but nad i from the tone of hi3 wrS'tinff he sure Jgo. "fJfP fonp on v a fov stptid when one of 1:1 .u . i:i 1 1.:" lime nt itn, navni, ueui uucv-icj the deveT& Jots turned and blazed! tm" a, ! several months ago, by Judge Da- dVJ ttf "pinrf'S" aS a Sldier m Uncle Sams ar-yi3 to provide support for his family. Luckily the shot did not hit Mr. Arm-1 - lie was brought back from St Ig-- stronar or more serious consequences j Church Notw ! might have resulted. . i 10 a. m.. class mpptin. Ernest They next attracted the attention Shawley leader: 10:30 a. m.,jmorn . of Chauncy Hubbard, over at Cook s inff worship, subject: 4iThe iTurren Corners. where they were entertain- J dered Lifer 12 noon Sunday; 8Ch0ol, ing themse ves with shooting the Elmef jiarrington, Supt. 5 p. m., winaow ngnts out 01 tne uieaner . m;.;An Rtnr!v rlnss fi n m Ymmor ! " .Ki hall., Mr, Hubbard went j out to stop peoples meeting. 7 p. m., evening tnai , , . . , ova the boys and they told him where to.vorgnip subject "The Uplifted "llton admitted the charges head in at right oT the bat and as a .Christ"' 730 p "m Tuesday and 1 against him, except that he declared result of their talk and actions, he'Thursda y evening prayer services. he had never.told anyone that he grabbed them and took them to , his., Ever,body invited. This church wel- would disown his daughter. He plead home and held them there until he nm ' ed for one more chance and declared nace tnis weeK wnen airs, union made her complaint. "It was because he said he would disown the child that I made the complaint", said Mrs. Hilton, on the witnpss stand. "I never would have v m i complained if it had not been for I PJ n 1 i ...... . 11. !. preaching fct 11:00. All are wel-,' fl.ru' rTi?1 orougni 10 hhs come at every service. The sister?! e last lnY' several branches aro busy gathering discarded cloth-f?hkh he had , taken off from fruit ing for the people in the war strick- ce3.fon h's. farm, s-outh4 ant eastu of en districts of Europe. This is not : the. Clty; The buds on the branches, under any crcumstances to be" sold, ! owin to ,warm ' summer-like but rather given to thosi in need, weather -which this section of -the Any one having such clothing wlll J.ountry has experienced for some please report tc T th Home Mission-1 time past, were as far developed as iionaryV Mrs. U. F, Williams, 410 they ordinarily should be next April. Rroas street. . Mr. .Carpenter has been in the fruit rausinj; uusiness ior a numDer 01 years back and says that in case they develop any farther and a cov ering of sleet should come, that' it would be almost certain to freeze the buds and thereby totally destroy the crop which should come next year. The trees which' Mr. Carpenter took the branches off from were a Duchess apple and a sweet and sour cherry variety. Attention E. F. U. Members , Regular meeting of the E. F. U. Tuesday December 14 in G. A. R. hall. All members please be present as it is election of officers. notified Special officer Elmer Cook and the latter came out and brought; the boys in and lodged them in the Notice that he would take: htsTamily-north j' with him where he wouki pro- MARKETING TRIP Tfl MADD1I i IU I He Liked Persimmons Grover Allgee came from the south and when he read in last week's is sue about the persimmons which W. T. Sumner had sent up from his farm in Alabama, "Tie had to come in to see them. When he did see them, the temptation to taste the luscious fruit of his boyhood was too strong to resist and grabbing on to them he said "Say, you tell that feller from Alabama that that feller from Ten nessee eat his persimmons" and from the way he consumed them put us in mind of Huck Finn and Tom Saw yer eating persimmons as related by Mark Twain in his writtings. Mr. Allgee said that the persimmons tasted fine and now that he had eat en a few of them he was going to write down home and have a bushel sent to im. local jail. - with Mrs., J. W. Wells, Wednesday, The boys were taken before Judge December 15. Bohemial lunch. lapnam ana gave tneir names as Harold Bond and William bhepard, The Ladies Social Circle will meet vide a home for them Judge Davis both thirteen years old and living at Greenville. Besides the firearms Sells Timber Tract John Raymond has sold the timber V A . " 1 1 i - 1 O I 2 Wife looms for years, they had a quantity " Tf I lie Kp 1 SnKKi of leather which closely resembled possible It will be a winter s chamois skin and which they stated a"ilaL"nn wn Z'JZ that thev had taken out of a Green- the ,loPs have all been skiddql up . 1 rnnni? t eoiirinfT o tyi 1 1 1 nri ra ko ville glove factory. One of the boys J L J n in wn wparinfr a vpt whirh Hp hk, I .curd and the timber cut up into made out of a large piece of this stuff. He had cut a couple of holes through it for his arms and had it wrapped around his body. r t 1, 1 it 1 .1 D.l was found the following note and upwards of 50,000 feet of first-class IUIUUC1 . lumber. Besides the lumber they will cut a lot of good railroad ties. Everything in the woodlot big enough to saw will be cut and it is estimated that the lot will contain which had been written the day be " fore in school. "Harold Do vou want to go with me to the islana of Borneo to get some diamonds? If so meet me tonight after school and I will tell you all about'it. If you do not want to go I will get some other boy. Signed, William Shep ard." Another paper which they carried contained a map of the island and the location of the diamond country and also contained .a list of articles necessary t properly pro vision and equip the trip, being v mainly in the nature of guns, shells hatchet, etc. .The boys parents were notified at once and they stated that thty would be down and get them, but that they should be held in the local jail until the net day provided the parents . did not get here that evening. The parents did not arrive until Satur day morning at which time the two mothers came and the case was taken up before Judge Lapham and the boys were given a good lecturing, the Bond boy breaking down com- filetely and claiming that nothing ike it would ever happen with him again and that hereafter he would carry himself as he should, but the Shepard boy brazenly sticking to his determination that he would yet see the island of Borneo before he got through with it. On leaving the room Mrs. Shepard was heard to de:lare that she would not bother herself further with Will iam, but ihat she would have him placed in the reform school for boys at Lansing. PORTRAITS Make Most Welcome Gifts and yet they require less bother than shopping. Make this Xmas a truly happy one both for your self and friends by giving photo graphs. Telephone for an ap pointment. The Dennis Studio Notice , The Green's Ladies Aid Society will"meet with Mrs. Don Dean, Wed nesday, December 15 with sale of Christmas articles. Everybody come. Adding machine rolls at this office. however, declared that he had Hi ready- showed leniency enough to Hilton and that he could do nothing but impose sentence this tim. The family formerly resided here and in one way or another have had a lot cf trouble amongst each othcr in getting along. Hilton at onu time saved n woman from drowning after she had jumped in the mill race. Sons Of Veterans To Elect The Sons of Veterans will hold a special meeting at the G. A. R. hall on Thursday evening, December 16 for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year. Every mem ber's presence is requested at this meeting. Born To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Thompson, on Tuesday, December 7, an eight pound daughter. "Pa" Thompson says the young lady is just what they wanted and that mother and the new ..arrival are do ing nicely. CTTC imiiyuuiL WAS ASUGGESS In Memoriam In sad but loving memory of my husband, James M. Farrar, who died two years ago December 11. Blanche Farrar. Try Out New Dance Floor Thp Sntia nf Wtprans will pmvp a dance at the G. A. R. hall on Friday I evening for the purpose of ' giving entertainment in this way and also for the purpose of trying out the new floor, they have just recently put down. '' , The entertainment put en by the students of the Belding High school Tjesday night, as the third r.umber of the winter lyceum jourse. proved ti be ery entertaining and shows rs there is much local talent in. our school, that the most ot us have not discovered. Splenid music by the orchestra, consisting of three boys and four girls, led by Mr. Mattison Choruses by several of the pupils, led by Miss Edna Biss, also four numbers by eight of the- boys. We make special mention of the Magician, Russell Curtis, who was an adept in showing the people that they did not see what they thought, they did. The four tableaux with the colored lights were extra good. We shall expect to hear great things in the future of Harold Arnold, as a. soloist. Professor S. J. Skinner read several selections from Sam Walter Foss and Edmund Vance Cook, which met with hearty approval from the people. A large crowd attended and we heard many praises for the pupils many claiming it was worth fully as much to them, if not more, than the imported numbers had been. Church Of Christ Notes Tomorrow evening, Thursday, the prayer meeting and the 4th lesson in our study for efficiency. All try and be present, visitors more than welcome. Next Sunday morning Bible school at 10 a. m., Communion at 11:00. Report from- older , Boys conference at Grand Rapids by Prof. Wheater, Fuller Dorr and Alvin Story. A good attendance is desir ed as we surely are all interested in our young people, as they are an inspiration to. both we1 and all good works. Evening service C-E. at 6 p. m. and preaching at 7. A welcome to all. BELDING FARMER UNABLE TO SELL APPLE CROP WORKS OUT SELLING PAN Knights Of Pythias Elect The Knights of Pythias held their meeting Tuesday evening and the election of officers resulted as fol lows: C. C Bruce Fales, V. C.-0. J. Collier, Pre. A. J. Rummler; M. of W.-Wra. H. Malone; K. of R. and S. Henry Gildemeister, M. of F. Chas. A. Coon, M. of Ex. Ambrose rrnn Af olTnip. V sPencer, M. of A. Clarence Green, "TlrftVin ?ali! f;- O- J- Brwn; O. G.George HUnp-nf tfci! vW?nK?b u ? Hubbard. F. C. A. E. Weter, Trus dispose of in this vicinity. Mr. 1 1 3 ' w R M k Chickering was highly pleased with ;tee d vears w Menkee. tho outcome of the venture and says ! that he has his apple crop marketing - Typewritersupplies jilyyj office. JSubscribe for the Banner-News Has Big Fuel Saver Perry Werts has taken the agency for a guaranteed fuel saver. Mr. Werts says that he has" tried the stuff out and that the results are highly satisfactory. Jle is adver tising it, in the Banner-News and is so sure that it will save fully one third of your fuel bill that he will refund your money in case it fails to do as represented and guaranteed to. Ernest CMcJcering returned Sunday evening from his trip on to worked out for years to come and that hereafter foreign buyers who come to this place to purchase .ap ples will mean but little to him as he thinks that the method which he The Sheriff's Up Again Walk the straight and narrow path again from now on for Monday af ternoon we saw Sheriff Mark Hop pough on the streets again after more than a month's sickness which kept him awav from Belding. To THOSE LITTLE BROWN MEN IN THE U. 5. A. A Vital Problem Of The -West Coast Slates Which Threatens Our National Life -BY HUB ENGEMANN wmrkusafisactoHv EST Uhe uth Mark reaft could no l u k ifVi?JKli- i nor does he feel like biting anyone, Mr rMlptinPP In Kfro STftp;!bcause he had the rare pleasure of Mr. Cnickerincr Jeft here ..after 1 : n i. .u , iA j; . i 4 1 .1 1 Having an wis icciu KAuatiru v tefh" SSif SSL Friday and was not over doing the Tuesday evening before Thanksgiv ing and went through with the car in person. It took him until Tues- Cookies. 18c at the City Bakery. WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS Well, well, we know a lot of our little friends around this city and in the country around here are getting down on their little knees every night and sending up a sup plication to Santa Claus for something thut they want for their Christmas. Bless their little hearts in this matter and we want to say right here that if iHayin our power there would not be one solitary little soul but whose heart would be gladdenedj with just the wished for things when the anniversary of the Christ-child's birth rolled around on Christmay morning. Of course there is a lot of paper used in writing let ters to Santa these days and instead of sending them up the chimney in the smoke. way to Santa Claus, we are in viting all you little folks to write ybur letters and bring them in to the Banner-News office and we will publish them, telling Santa Claus just what you want, together with your name, for Christmas. That will have more efTect on Santa Claus also and will prove interesting read ing matter for all of the folks. Who knows what might happen through the publication of your letter. Now, kidtlies, get after daddy, or mother and if either of them are too tired or busy to assist you, have big brother or sister or some one else help you in making out the list of what you want for Christmas presents and send it to SanLi Clauscarc'of the Banner-News office and we will publisli it for him to read. We know it will help. Already we have a letter written by a little boy who says that he wants Santa to bring him "a airplane, a fire truck and a automobile". We are going to hold his let ter, because there" is plenty of tjme anyway and publish it with yours when you send it in. If you don't want to trust your letter to the mails, bring it in to the office your self or send it down with some one, but get busy and tell Santa what you want through the Banner-News. smiling act on Monday when we saw him. Never the less' Mark's genial manner and ever present optimism j - 1 a 1 r 1 t- r 1 aay nigm 10 reacn urana uapias ana k t him ch ad hig Wan old tmlrwhi fc l1' local friends were glad to see fey mornng when the car was final-- d d . ly switched out on to he mam line b and placed in a train which x- took -it: start Deot Platform Paving inSnn1 ?J Workmen have been busy for the and then on up to Marquette, which t k wh th weather ing. Without any special notice he u.: f i-T w,i ZL teptubuY- f5?m, about ht new Here I.Iarouette depot and from r n I rr lr ti-hnn nia o t lira. nln.Al nn . til late that afternoon when he was glad to quit. He laid there over Sun day and on Monday morning inserted a small advertisement in the Mar quette paper. The results were mar velous. People flocked to the car in a mad scramble to get some of those apple It kept Mr. Chickerine and the loki of things the local railway passenger hi 'Ming and its surround ings will v match up very well with any like building which th.2 railroad company has along its lines. The building prer.ts a beautiful appear ance and will tc one ovei which'- the Pen? MarqueLJe company and local a f willing and efficient helper lang are that t,:n bfJ d for ihe migljAr busy taking care of the or. 1 blic -bo,lt janunry u ders for the next two days. People . , "q from Ishpeming, Negaunee and many' Says Business Is Prospering other places farther up the line camel Rav ' 1 Nodding of OrWn. was to the car and got apples and tried to induce Mr. Chickennjj to ship a carload to their cities, assuring. him in the city Monday afternoon and he says that the telephone and electric lighting business which he assumed thnr in fatitk ria i 1 n on tnor Vm nrill l . -r - fiVTi J f. 1 . tTlu V V v i the management of after h s father's fiml a ready sale for the fruit. dcath. i3 coming'alone fine. He hai Mr. Chickering looked around the recently added to the business with city and noted the quality of the ap- a storage battery service aryd supply pies which the merchants had for station and is ready to give the peo sale. He said that the price was pe of Orleans, vicinity and else high and that the apples were of where, top-notch service in his line, about a second grade and could not Mr. Noddins has an ad in each issue be compared with the quality of ap- 0f the Banner-News in which he pies which local apple raisers pro- tells something of interest to his duce. . . people about the service which he He also stopped cfT in Saginaw on I ran give them in their battrry troub his way back and there he saw a re- les, should they have any. versal of conditions, with -the" fin-; est kind ofi apples displayed and on W. It. C. Klcction salo for twenty-five cents per peck' The W, II. C. at their meeting on or ninety cents per bushel and the Saturday,- December 4, elected the merchants telling that it was a: following officcfrs:' President, Mrs. mighty hard proposition to get'the j Blanche Kcklerj S. V., Mrs. Carrie people to buy nt that price. Choato; S. V., Mrs.. Ruth Davis; ,Mr. Chickering took a supply' of j Treasurer, Mrs. May Lillie; Chap cards along with him. The cards) lain. Mrs. Maggie Rich; Guard, Luti hore his name and the name of hi ca Currie; Conductor, Mrs. Thomas; farm, together with the address and : Delegate to convention, Mary Skel- lenger, , alternate, Mrs. lAitica Currie. he feels that he already has an es tablished trade with the people of Marquette, as many of them told him that they would wait for him next year. He may make another trip up there with another carload Attention! G. A. It. Owing to the storm and light at tendance the election of officers .-was provided the weather will permit of 1 adjourned to Saturday, December 20 so doing. Comrades please be present. j California is a state of mountains and valleys. , Ranges of mountains (with beautiful valleys between and from the main range others run to- : wards the coast and the sharp moun tain canyons spreaplinto broad level valleys. I Although this wonder state is clas 1 sed as semi-arid and was at an earli jer date nothing but mountains and desert waste, it is now under irriga tion and cultivation to a great ex ! tent and the valleys are now green fields of alfalfa, poatoe3, beans or great orchards ( or as they are called here in California, Groves) of al monds, walnuts, olives, figs, apples peaches, lemons, oranges and in fact any fruit grown. This state is blessed with a very fine climate and is a landof sunshine having very mild winters and mod erate summers in the coast sections, while in some of the valleys the summers are very warm, and in the mountains where the altitude is over a mile the winters take on the weath er of a more northern clime. Different sections are given to raising different crops. For instance when oranges are grown in a vicinity they are grown almost entirely and the almonds are mostly all in a cer tain district. But from the north to the south of the state vegetables and garden truck are grown for sale in the cities. And most all of the gar den truck in the state is now grown by Japanese. The Japanese from the over crowd ed isles of Japan seem to have taken a fancy to this beautiful state and have managed to obtain a large foot ing here. And now they are in al most complete control of the truck markets and have "cornered" the truck gardens. Several of the lead ers of their different associations, it is reported, meet regularly and set the price that the housewives of Cal ifornia must pay for the very neces sities of life. How have they gained this con trol, this corner? The Jap laborers are as unlike American laborers as a rodent is unlike a pedigreed kitten, and whore Americans live in decent homes, these Jans will live in the most unbelicveable hovels and where the American farmer takes time off to rat and sloop and n much needed rest on Sundays the Japs "live in the field", and also Mrs. Jap and the many young ones are forever toiling in the field. By their methods of slovenly liv ing and .cheap existance they hare cut under the American farmer and now have the truck gardening of Cal. in their control and can set their own price and many of them have grown rich. Riches that this country will never receive any benefit from. Several years ago a law aimed to remedy this condition was passed in California, barring all aliens who were ineligable to citizenship from owning land in California. But the wiley Japanese soon found ways and means to circumvent the spirit and letter of the law and or ganizations with dummy officers were organized and the Japs leased the land for terms of "three years. An other manner is the buying of land in the name of children born in the U. S. and then, the parent being ap pointed guardian. But at - the recent election of November- 2, a law was passed forbid ding the renting or leasing of land by the Japanese, by a vote of 3 to 1. The law will not take efTect until December and now the Japs are can celing the old leases and making out new ones for the next three years. Many of the Japs arc leaving this state- for others which have-not pas sed such laws aiid Texas is one to suffer greatly of late from this in vasion, where the Japs have bought up thousands of acres. Swedes, Poles, Italians and other foreign nationals are allowed citizen ship privileges, j?o why not the Japs? Besause the Jap is unasimalateable When put into the "Melting Pot' he just simply will not melt, They have numerous societies and associations here which are all fully in accord with the Niponeso government across the Pacif s, and afp declared by many who have authoratative information to 'be but the local branches of tho Janancse government. There are at presenLover 100 000 laps in thi U. S. A. and the state of California ha? oer 70,000 of the?e, so it is here that one comes ro rcauic the danger of this Asiatic inasion. Now that the state of California has finally andemphatically answer ed this question, let not the federal government make a treaty which will in effect annul its laws, but rather let the federal 'government pass laws to settle this question which is fast becoming a national one, so that America will be preserved for the white race and not for the Yamato race which is very desirous jjf colon izing the western const. Thru their foreign language papers they urge thoir numbers here to work diligently and to begot offspring so that some day thru sheer strength of numbers they can overcome our laws. Lot us keep the entire U. S. A. for Americans and those that are fit and willing to become Americans and not seceed a portion of it to Japan.