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7m 11 i ii i 3 PAW PAW, VAN BUREN .COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AUGUST 31, 1887 WHOLE NUMBER 1693. VOLUME XXXIII. NUMBER 27. A. W. J. SELLICK & SON-DRY GOODS, BOOT3 AND SHOES, ETC. Wishing to Reduce our Stock in order to make room for FALL GOODS! We have decided to make prices to suit Everyone. We have si fine line of Ladies' Fine Shoes at $2.00, $2.50 and upwards, the best makes. Also Walking Shoes and Slippers, the prices of which are low. LADIES' LISLE THREAD GLOVES in all shades, at greatly reduced prices. LADIES' AND MISSES HOSIERY IN great variety. $ PAKASOLS AND SILK UMBRELLAS are being offered at great bargains. GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS in large assortment; among them we offer our entire line of Gents' Light Stiff Hats, at cost. We have now on hand a fine line of Men's Clothing, and any one in search of a stylish suit, will do well to call and examine. ASK TO SEE OUR $2.00 and $2.50 MEN'S FINE SHOES. IN DRESS GOODS our stock i3 Complete and Comprises all of the Latest Novelties. 4,000 yards of all Silk Ribbon, 4 to 5 inches wide, at 5 cents per yard. Yours Truly, "W- . SBL.LICZ: 6z SOZST- G. E. GILM YOU W!LL FIMD ALL KINDS OF SUMMERS SHOES FOR THE NEXT AT BOOT AND HOLMES & SPICER-GROCERS. it 55 &A 1V1 At thoir Popular Grocery Store-, opposito tho Court House, keep cc-iv stantly on hand an elegant stock of tho very beat GROCERIES ovor offered to tho CANNED GOODS OF ALL KINDS A SPECIALTY Tho best TOBACCOS To bo found Fruit & Vegetables in their season. AN--GRANDE STORE. THE PRICES FIFTEEN DAYS SHOE STORE. "DAN' citlzona of Paw Paw. brands of AND CIGARS anywhere. Highest price paid for Produce HOLMES &g SPICEB. TRUE NORTHERNER MARTIN k ROWLAND, Publishers. A.O. MARTIN, Mamagxb. Edito. a W.ROWLAND, SUBSCRIPTION, li.SO A YEAH. BUSINESS NOTICES. rhvslcian and Surgeon. Paw Bow, Mich. Office on Main street, over Covert ?,Bartram'a Dm? Store. Oflico hours from '2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p. ra. 1539 Xew Tin Shop. Ilavinconened a ti:i tlnn in the old Har rison Block, in the vi'.Ligo cf Taw Taw, 1 re spectfully Bolicit a share of public patronage, ltepairing promptly done. J. H. Waters. 97tf Horse Train Inc. I am prepared to train and break oolU, alao to board eaxne. Ugly and vicious horeea made kind. Office at my accommodation and sale stable. Wilseb Bibcock, . Taw Taw, Mich. 1476tf 920,000 to Loan, On improved real estate. Inquire of Geo. E. Breck, Taw Taw, or E. A. Crane 117 Kose 6treet. Kalamazoo. ltf. JlawkliiM V Son. Broker. Notary Public and Conveyancer. Money to loan and collections made in all parts of Van Boren County. Kemittanoes promptly made. Office opposite Dyckman House, raw 1 cw, Mich. I3381y Attention, Farmer! M. F. Miner fc Sons, having changed thoir ilour mill to u full roller mill, are prepared to do as good work and muko as fine Hour as any other roller mill in tho state. Cash paid for all kinds of grain. I hanking our pat rons for their liberal patronago m the past and soliciting a continuance of tho same in tho future, we remain, yours respectfully, lG89tl'ol701 M. F. Mixra it Sons. Almena, Mich. lilvo Stock Wnntert! I ain prepared to pay tho hiahest market prico for live stock. Sheep and hogs a spe cialty. Correct weights and satisfaction guaranteed. Inquiro of J. J. Swick, Law rence, or W. II. Wilson, raw Paw. lt ill law. 1. Preece. Till: TAILOR, Makes to order all styles of Ladies' and Gen tlemen's Garments by the latest improved method of cutting. Special rates mado for uniformed secret societies. lOUly Taw raw. .11 1 II lurry. 1 desire to announce that I have just re ceived a tine stock of new and elegant spring and summer goods. AH tho latest styles in everything in tho millinery line. An experi enced trimmer. Opjosito Clifton House. Mi:s. II. IS. Odell. A. W . llendrick. 31. !. Physician and Surgeon, Taw l'aw Mich. Ollico in Manning Block. Special attention given to diseases of tho Lungs, Liver and Kidneys, Private Diseases, Tiles and Female Complaints to all Chronic Diseases. l'aw l'aw Saving Jlnnk. Capital ;5.",000.00 F. W. Sellick, Pres., E. A Crank Vice Pres., John W. Free, J. J. Woodman. John Lylk, John W. Fiiee, 1'. W. Skm.u k, Edoau A. Ciuxe. Daniel Lvle, William Lylk. Eiayin Maiitix, William J. Sellick, U'silv E'liotograpIiM. i'.tv. Prater has lately purchased ono of tho celebrated Sutter Lenses, for pictures 11 by II and smaller. It is a daisy. All pictures made with this lens, and all work warranted. Ho has a nice stock of frames cheap. .ltf .7. A. "Leech. House, Sign and Carriage Painter, Paper Hanger and Ceiling Decorator. Shop over Mason's Planing Mill, Paw Paw. GGly I'nrm For Sale. On account of poor health I desire to sell my farm of eighty ceres, situated in Hho township of Prairie Konde, Kalamazoo County, Mich. .0 acres of valuable timber, balanco under a good stato of cultivation, line orchard and buildings in good repair. Stock will bo Bold with farm if desired. Terms easy. For full particulars enquire at premises, or address, Jeeeekson Hill. IGl'G tf Lawton, Mich Ifrlve Wells. Charles H. Scott desires to inform tho people of Van Bnren County, that ho repairs pumps of all kinds and puts down drive wells. Twelvo years' experience. Lcavo orders at tho store of Dunning tt Billsborrow, Paw Paw. 1041 I'ieturen! I'ietureH!! Having purchased Hodges' picture gallery on Main St.. l'aw Paw, I take pleasure in announcing that I am now prepared to tako all kinds of pictures in the most modern and approved style. Babies' pictures a specialty. Call and bo convinced. lGTi'tf Hcnrv Shalilh. Ho. lor IlenleJ! Fall Fashions at Henley's, Fall (roods at HenleyV, Suitings, Bantings at Henley's, Overcoatings at Henley's. lG"91y Henley, Artist Tailor. ,nv ooI! ch ;ooils! The first of tho season. Wo therefore ro new the invitation to our customers, humbly asking their patronage. Yours Etc., lGIl'ly Marshall tt Van Fleet. 3Ioney Loaned. Money to Loan on Keal Estate on favora ble terms. Apply to M. U. BlC HAKDSOX, 107.",ly Abstract Office, Paw l'aw, Mich. Settle All parties who aro indebted to tho lato firm of Conner A Wood are requested to call at tho old stand and settle their accounts. Hltf I. B. Coxxin. Homeopnthie IMiywIrlan. Dr. I. Devcre, Homeopathic Physician and surgeon. Office at his residence on south sido of l'aw Paw street, second door west of Kalamazoo street. lf-Stf W. V. V. Ferguson, 1. 1. S. I am a oraduato of tho Dental Department of the University of Maryland, and will make the preservation of natural teem a specialty. Vitalized air administered in the extraction of teeth when desired. All work warranted. Offico over Savings Bank, corner Main and Kalamazoo Sts., Paw Paw, Mich. 1074tf m. i:. wiiuicn. .ti. i.. Physician and Surgeon. Oflico over Bar tram tV. Millington's Drug Store. Ollico hours, J-.r) p. m 7-9 p. m. lGDlly Ii-l Wanted. Permanent situation and good wages. Ap ply at this offico or at Judson House, Paw Paw. tiotlolW To Let. 1 GO f'ood store ewe Bbeen to let. Enquire of E. L. or B. F. Warner. Paw l'aw. lltf 1 ura nrenared to inako cider at Almena Center six days in tho week, at ono cent per gallon. Como ana try me. 4-i)2t8o9'.l J 5. W. llirr. Wanted! I 1 .' 4 .. C c..nr..-...n.1 liny.1 n.-u-vyl J lillfU (UllIllll 111 Wil.HJUlll UlUU wanted at Trescott A' Co's. evaporating works, Paw Paw, Mich. IGOOtf. ;trl! 4;IiIm! tlrU! Twenty-flvo girls warted at tho fruit evap orating works of Trcscott fc Co., l'aw Paw, Mich. lGWtf. .Ipplen Wanted ! Do Dot sell your fall and winter apples until you have aren me, as I want 10,000 bbls. and will pay tho highest market price for tho same. A. Van Aukln. o'.'G LOCAL DEPARTMENT. Tho picnic season has struck us. Tho M. E. Sunday school picnicked at Lako Park on I hursday last. Ice cream and coffee sociable at the First Baptist church to-night. Everybody invited. Cumings offers special sales for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. See his " ad." A letter from Keeler announces tho death of Dr. Bartholomews estimable wife, on Monday at 7::X) a. m. E. G. Butler has a new delivery wagon. Bill says it was made expressly for him easy to get in and out of. Ab Showerman's little daughter has been seriously ill for some time past, but hopes aro now entertained of her recovery. James Waters, who somo time sinco pur chased tho placo odioiuing Lis, is moving and combining tho two houses into one. There is to be a wedding tho second day of the fair, to tako placo in tho judges' stand. See what is said about it in another column H. A. Rogers did such a fine job of gild ing on the sign of Hawkins A: Son, that the nianons employed him to letter the curtains in their hall. A basket of fine grapes from N. O. Martin's young vineyard, is good proof that he i3 about to reap an abundant harvest, in spite of tho drouth. Jay llickard has purchased the house and lot on Niles streei. known as the Stevenson place. He intends to give it quite an over hauling this fall. Tho Gobleville ball tossers will play a re turn gamo with tho Paw Paw club on Friday afternoon, at the fair ground in thH place. Play will bo called at threo o clock. Judging from tho sawple of premium corn taken from Johnny Cook's thirty acre field in South-east Decatur, the crop in that sec tion, at least, was not materially affected by tho recent drouth. Mr. and Mrs. John Spackeen were pleas antly eurprised by a party of friends last rriday evening, the occasion being the twen tieth anniversary of th.iir marriage. A splendid time is reported. Messrs. Trcscott it llemington, spoken of last week as fitting up tho l'aw l'aw mills warehouso for evaporating purposes, u ill be ready to buy and receive fruit the latter part of this week. They will pay the higheet cash market price for all grades. Wo have received a notico of the sixth annual fair of the northern Indiana and southern Michigan agricultural society, to be held on the society's grounds between the cities of Mishawaka and South Bend, September ll'th to tho 10th inclusivo. Tho Detroit Journal and Chicago Mail havo becomo so interested in tho gamo of base ball to be played by their newsboys at Detroit to-morrow, that they will uniform tho contestants like tho league clubs of their respective cities. The following letters remained uncalled for in tho l'aw Paw postoffice for the week ending August 29lh: S. B. Dix, Mrs. N. E. Harrison, Mrs. Laura Howland, Mrs. Ellie Johnson. Mrs. C. F. Osborne, B. W. Shilley, Mrs. A. E. Smitb. , Next Sunday morning Bev. Mr. Bell will preach at tho Baptist church on "The Sig nificance and Object of the lord's Sapper." At night he will begin a series of sermons on special subjects, taking for tho lirst "The Queen Woman of tho Bible.' Left on our tablo last week, by H. D. Longwell Esq., ex-town clerk and treasurer of the Paw Paw base ball club, a rare sjeci men of an apple, very appropriately called tho Liliputian apple. The first real clear, bright day wo have, step in and ask Harry to show you one. Tho residents on Niles street say that nearly every night someone is singing, " Dad, dear dad, como home with me now, tho clock in tho steeple strikes one, yon said yon were coming right homo from tho mill, as soon as your day's work was done." It ought to bo stopped. Our old friend John McLain writes that he fully realizes that "it never rains, but it pours," for tho hail destroyed hi? corn, the rain injured tho rest of his crops and now ono of his lest horses is dead. Cheer up, John, there is another saying equally true, 'One extreme always follows another.' Grandpa Mather will havo to take a back seat, as John W. Stuyvesaut of Decatur, comes to tho front ith a statement of twenty-eight living grandchildren. He also states that he has n little great granddaughter who is unusually well provided with living ances tors, since she has six grandmothers and three grandfathers. NextJ At the annual reunion of the south-west Michigan soldiers' and sailors' association just held at Threo Bivers, quite a compli ment was paid v an Bureu in tho selection of officers for tho ensuing year, in-as-much as C. J i. Eaton of Mattawan, was mado pres ident, Daniel hpicer of Paw Paw, vice-pre'S-ident, and Henry Spaulding of Hartford, a member of tho executive committee. Tho Epispocal picnic at Lako Cora was well attended and a jolly time reported by all. It is said that tho dinner was unusually fine for such an occasion, and tho " wind pud ding" served by Mi.s Ocobock was consid ered a great addition. There was but ono downcast countenance visible, and that be longed to Seth Allen, whoso lack (!) of appe tite detracted greatly from his enjoyment. Sam Holmes was presented with a lobster fresh from tho sea-shoro last Friday. Now Sam is not to tho manner born," and it is currently reported that, after trying all day Sunday to dislodgo the ugly looking creature from his shell, having used every available tool in the house, ho finally got tho best cf him by procuring a cold chjsel and an ax from the store. Sam declares a lobster is fearfully and v.onderfully put together. Last Friday Mrs. G. E. Chappell had a birthday and, a day or two before, a number of her friends and neighbor, fearing lest she might forget that sho had passed another mi!e-stono in life's journey, unexpectedly in vaded her domain and proceeded to havo it all their own way tho rest of the evening. L'ion their departure, however, they rewarded her forbearanco by leaving behind them two beautiful presents an easy chair and a cen ter table. The regular annual school meeting will occur on Monday evening next at tho high school rooms, and every citizen who has the good of tho school at heart and an inte rest in maintaining tho reputation it has already acquired, should not fail to bo present. We wcro glad to seo quite a good attendance of ladies at last year's meeting and hopo a still larger number may bo present this year, as they thus not only exercise a legal right, but also exert a good influence. If the editor of tho Courur had taken the trouble to look up tho local option law last week before making the call for the mass convention at Lawrence, ho would not have led his readers into tho error of thinking that the loard of supervisors was the proper channel through which to secure a call for the special election. The supervisors have no more to do with it than the Court r man himself, the comity clerk being the only per son authorized to make such call. Farewell Surprise. One of the most enjoyable social events of tho past week took placo on Wednesday evening, August -1th, at the residence of the pastor of the Christian church, in the form of a surprise party for Mr. ltussell and his estimablo wife. Mr. llussell being about to bid farewell to Paw l'aw, much to the regret of his congregation and friends, it was deemed appropriate to plan a gathering of this kind, which was done so quietly that tho recipients were taken by storm. At six o'clock ). in., t!wj invited guests assembled at tho residence of A. Vati Auken, and shortly after, laden with well filled baskets, wended their way to their destination, where they completely filled tho house, to the surprise and temporary dismay of the occupants. All were in the best of spirits and a very pleas ant evening was passed. Tho rtpas.t served was a most bounteous and delicious one, and was in no wise slighted by the company. During tho evening, Bev. Mr. Haydon, in behalf of those present, presented Mr. Bus sell with a purse of money and made some beautiful remarks in connection with this, to which Mr. Busscll responded with much emotion. Though tho occasion was a thor oughly pleasant one. yet it was not unmingled with a vein of sadness, for all aro sorry to lose Ilr. and Mrs. Busscll from our midst, where they havo done a good work and mado J;osts of varm Iricnds. The best wishes of every one will follow them to their new home. Fair FlaIieM Xo. i. The premium list books will soon be ready for distribution, and everybody should make an effort to secure one. Isaac Monroe, who has charge of the speed department, is making strenuous efforts to havo a professional "starter" hero during the races. Plenty of "Cole'' for the baby show, a "Mather" well worthy of attention, as " Snow" will probably be there, and " Ball" they will if neglected. The Trumpet Notes Band of Elkhart, will arrive in Paw l'aw on the evening of Sep tember L'8th, when their favorite trumpet notes will again be heard and enjoyed by our good people. An agricultural fair is an American insti tution that merits tho hearty support not only of tho farmers, but of tho citizens at largo, as anything which aids agricultural progress, aids all. Tho management are anxious that every business placo in town should secure space, and that each should make a display. No business is too small to securo recognition, and none but will be benefited by a represen tation. By reading tho epistle which" emanated from tho pen of the president of our Union i'air and appeared in last week's issue, ono would readily supposo that he had fair dam sels, fair walks, fair talks and it "Fair" time generally, whilo counting tho smd3 on tho sea-shore. Let floral hall be the pride of every man, woman and child who attends the Paw l'aw Union Fair and, to make it surely so, bring out every novelty, every picco of fancy work, all fine nee dlo work, your pictures, statuary or relics in fact, anything that is of interest to you, as it will interest others. Don't for get to bring tho babies black or white, it's just tho same. Tho picnio dinner spoken of List week, seems to striko tho maids and matrons in theso parts as being just tho proper caper. Now, somo one go ahead and work it up. Our farmers' clubs have all the elements of suc cess for this enterprise among their numler, and they can bring in any amount of willing workers to help us, if they will tako up tho sport at once. We hopo every young man, whatever his calling, will tako an extra interest in tho fair this fall and not Ik? content to let his father, or tho meml)crs of tho old society, drag him forward any longer. Tho advantages tho young man of tolay has, aro far superior to any his father eDjoyed, and yet we, as a yonng generation, do not accomplish what we might and ought to do. Here und There. Willie Hawkins left on Monday to resume his studies at tho Agricultural College. Miss Ida Butler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is visiting he r relatives of this village. Geo. Harrison is in Chicago buying fall and winter goods for the "long brick." E. B. Annable returned last week from a ten days visit to relatives in Elbridge, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bache of Chicago, are visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Darling. Mr. anil Mrs. L. K. Woodman and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Phillips aro rusticating at Lako Park this week. Henry Spaulding of Hartford, favored us with a call on his way homo from tho re-union at Threo Bivers. Mrs. A. D. Munger, sister of Mrs. Harry Dopp, returned to her homo in Chicago on Tuesday of this week. Mrs. David Horton and baby returned from a three weeks' absence on Saturday last, and Dave is happy. Eddie Hawkins returned to Kalamazoo on Monday morning, having Bjent most of his vacation rusticating at tho lake. Gertio and Grant Bcebe have returned from Lockport, N. V., where they have been visiting relative's during the summer vacation. Mrs. Fannie Johnson, accompanied by her mother, started on Monday last for Los Angeles, California, where she expects to spend the winter. Miss Leona Johnson of Hartford, spent a couple of days in town last week. Miss Leona will fill one of the positions in the Hartford Echool this coming year. Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Hilton and Lou Wood man returned from their New England visit last Friday. The Judge brought a basket of fresh lobsters as a souvenir of tho briny deep and distributed them among his friends. Itioomlncdalc vm. law Paw. As announced in our last issue, a gamo of ball took placo on the fair grounds between the Bloomingdales and Paw Paws, which resulted in a victory for Paw Paw by a score of nineteen to seventeen. The game was called promptly at threo o'clock by Umpire Fretz, the visitors being sent to bat and re tired without a run. In their half of the inning, tho Paw Paws placed ono score to their credit. Tho second inning resulted in four scores for both the visitors and the home team, one of the Paw Paw runs being the magnificent drive of Lee for four bases, on which he eas ily reached tho home plate amid loud ap plause. In tho third, the visiters brought in six fat runs after two men were out, while the home team had to bo satisfied with one. In the fourth and fifth inning3, tho visitors added four runs more to their credit, whilo the l'aw Paws were blanked in the fourth, but in the fifth five men trotted over the homo plate, leaving the score fourteen to eleven in favor of the visitors. In the sixth, the Bloomingdales added one more run to their already long string, while our Injys took two. Tho seventh and eighth wero goose eggs for tho visitors. The Paw Paws brought in ! six in tho seventh, but were blanked in the eighth, at which point the score stood nine teen to fifteen in favor of tho home team. In the ninth, the visitors placed two more runs to their credit, while tho heme team left their half unplayed. Tho game was one of a good deal of amusement for the players as well us the spectators. While tho umpire undoubtedly intended to be all right in his decisions, he was very larao and was governed almost ex clusively by tho judgment ended for by the players. Had theie been an umpiro who understood the game, the scoro would havo stood eleven to eight in favor of the homo team. The features of the gamo wero tho remark ably fine running catch of Spayde and the bamboozling work of Warner and J. Clancy from homo to second and back again, which worked twice in good shape. The following is the score by innings. innings. i u i :, G 7 S 9 Paw Paw.. 1 4 10 .-, u G O 19 Blooni'd'le. 0 1 G ' 1? 1 O O 'J 17 Foul Tips. There is no doubt that, as " Fatty" said, tho one-eyed man seen by the Bloomingdales hoodooeel that club on last Thursday, but the " red-headed" girl failed to remove the "magic spell'' as that gentleman predicted. " We haven't much of a picnic either," said tho "Baby," when the score stood four teen to six in favor of Bloomingdale, in the middle of tho fifth. Ho probably concluded that they had not much of a picnic Itefore they got through. We. expect to hear that Frank Tucker has gone into a line of business other than ap pearing before the footlights that of base ball umpiring. Ho was over here receiving and giving pointers to the Bloomingdale umpire last Friday. Jim Chandler's month was elongated to a considerable extent for three hours last Fri day. Cause listening to, arguing with and watching the pretze l umpire in the Bloom ingdale gamo of last week. When Lee would deliver ono of hi ont shoots in last Friday's game, while tho ball was about halfway to homo plate and headetl for the umpire, that unique-gentlemen would start for tho packet fence and sing out "ball,' and when it had taken its English and passed over tho plate, Clancy would call, " judgment on that." and after the umpiro had regained his equilibrium, ho sang out " strike!" Since their reorganization, tho Lawton and Paw Paw clubs have each played seven games, of which l'aw Paw has won four one each from Lawton, Gobies, Otsego and Bloomingdale ; Lawton has won two loth from Paw l'aw. And yet there aro a good many people in this placo who swear by Lawton and say that our boys can't play ball a little bit. " We can down those Paw Pawo," said one of the Bloomingelalo ball tossers to John Wood, after tho game last Friday. " They wero just fooling with you fellers, replied John. " Well, I'll let we can beat them for money," says Bloomingdale. "I'll just go you a ' tencr' for luck," said John. " No, I'll let you fifty dollars,' and John swooned; but after ho had got his breath, John pulled out a silver ilollar and said, " I will let joa that that you liaun't got fifty cents." That was rather a rash proposition, but John knew his man. The boys say he had forty-nine cents and a beer check.