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Miss Jennie Bale was in Kalamazoo
last week.
Mrs. W. J. Scllick is entertaining a
neicc from Tennessee.
A. W. Mosier was a guest of Kala
mazoo relatives last week.
Mrs. E. H. Harvey made a busi
ness trip to Kalamazoo on Saturday
B. L. Colburn has sold his vill
age residence on, Pine street to Will
H. J. Dunbar of Kalamazoo was
calling on Paw Paw friends on Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Haley of De
troit called on Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lake on Wednesday.
There will be no meeting at the
I. O. O. F. Hall tonight on account of
the National holiday.
The Free Methodist Camp Meeting
will be held at Milham Park, Kala
mazoo July 3 to 14th, inclusive.
Work has again been resumed on
the Library building and it will be
rushed to completion as fast as pos
sible. Miss Emma Ling, teacher in the
Jackson city schools, is a visitor at
the home of her urother. Sheriff An
drew lang.
Mrs. Royal T. Hall of Grand Ra
pids arrived at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Bertha North on Tues
day for the summer. Her son Rich
ard preceded her several days ago.
Earl W. DeLano of Allegan, Earl
D. Albertson of Battle Creek, and
Dan Killian of Detroit were Paw Paw
visitors on Tuesday. Messrs. Albert
son and Killian are representatives
of the National City Company of
New York City.
The Third Whitcomb Family Re
union was enjoyed at the home of fir.
and Mrs. Frank Taylor last Saturday
June 28th. There were twenty-five
guests present, some coming from
Benton Harbor and Hartford. Miss
Adabello Kemp of Detroit, Miss
Theresa Zeeman of Chicago, and C.
A. Whitcomb, who recently returned
from Overseas ,vere also present.
The only absent member of the party
was Mark Whitcomb who is still ser
ving with the 27th, Infantry, A. E. F.
in Siberia.
W. P. Engleman, Secretary of the
Recreation Park association, Kala
mazoo, announces that the entries for
the six late closing events, which
complete Kalamazoo's twelfth annual
Grand Circuit meeting, have closed,
and by the way the nominations are
pouring in, there will be some fine
fields of horses contending - in the
program, which runs from July 15th,
to 19th, inclusive. The late closers
' t:-e 2:08, 2:12 and 2:16 trots,
u-.' -AC. 2:05, 2:10 and 2:15 paces.
These six races have attracted near
ly one hundred horses to date, and
the entries arc not all at hand.
These are in addition to the early
closing contests, seven for the mile
track and six for the half mile track
The mile track events of the early
closing class pulled 159 horses, while
the half mile contests attracted 127.
The advanced guard is beginning to
arrive for the meeting, though the
great majority of flyers will be
brought here at the close ofg the
meeting at Cleveland. The back
stretch and both turns have been re
soiled for this meeting, and Recre
ation Park will boast a very fast
track for the contests.
Dr. Harry Pepper of Detroit suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy at the
home of a friend in Union City last
Sunday evening and is in a critical
condition at this time. He came
from his home in Detroit on Saturday
to ppond the week end with old
friends in Union City, and was
cleaning fish when stricken. Harry
was formerly a Paw Paw boy, and
graduated from the schools of thi
place. He has made a wonderful
success of his chosen profession, and
is at the head of the Jefferson Medi
cal Institute in Detroit, and has a
large practice in that city. He was
but thirty-six years of age, but a vic
tim of Bright's disease in its advan
ced stages. He went to California
early in the summer in the hopes of
benefitting his health, and came
back feeling much better. The re
lief wus but temporary however, and
the stroke on Sunday, it is feared
will be the beginning of the end. Dr.
W. F. Hoyt, in whose office, Harry
studied prior to starting in Medical
college, was called to see him on Mon
dayifd several of his associates on
the medical stafT of the Jefferson In
stitute have journeyed to his bedside.
Tho patient will be removed to a hos
pital in Detroit just as soon as
Miss Jean Warner was a Lawton
visitor on Monday last.
Richard Hall went to Kalamazoo
Thursday to visit his grand-mother
Mrs. Hall.
Elmer Sirrine, of Jackson, spent
the week-end at. home with his wife
and daughter.
Mrs. Jane Roach, of Grand Rapids,
is visiting at the home of her parents
Mr .and Mrs. R. W. Broughton.
Mrs. Lulu Mason and family of
Chicago are located at the North re
sort, Thec Mile lake for the summer.
,Mr. and Mrs. Ford Wilber motored
to Shelby Thursday morning to spend
the remainder of the week with his
Miss Vera Squier who has been
teaching in South Haven during the
past year is home for the summer
Miss Bertha Harrison, of Kalama
zoo is here to assist in the care of
her father, G. W. Longwell, who is
seriously ill.
Miss Alice Scovel is home from the
M. A..C. to spend the summer vaca
tion at the home of her parents west
of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Royal T. Hall and
mother, Mrs. Bertha North, are in
Kalamazoo to-day to spend the "4th"
at the home of Mr. Hall's mother.
Mrs. Henry Holt is enjoying a vis
it from two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Mor
rison and husband of St. Joseph and
Mrs. Ella Clark of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. George Whitehead
returned home Tuesday after spend
ing the week-end with his parents, in
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shaefer mo
tored to Lansing Thursday morning
to spend the "4th" with their son
Francis and wife.
The preliminary work for the big
Kalamazoo-Paw Paw road job is
atout ronpKncd, and tho contractors
will soon be rrody to commence the
conciete work.
Mrs. Eli Irey and son Charles re
turned home the later part of last
week after spending nearly two
weeks at the home of her brother
near Bangor.
Miss Xenia Mason has closed a
very successful school year and is
now resting from her labors at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Win. H. Mason
Mrs. David Thayer and daughter
Helen returned home Monday evening
after spending two weeks in Detroit
with an older daughter, Miss Thelma
who has a fine position in that city.
Bill Killefer was the "big noise" in
the Chicago-Cincinnati base ball
game on Tuesday. Besides catching
a great game, he pounded out four
hits, the last one of which was re
sponsible for the Cub victory.
The ladies who made up the cast
in "The Bewildering Miss Felicia"
play, motored to Kalamazoo Wed
nesday evening to see Dorothy Gish
in "Boots." After the show they en
joyed a luncheon at the Oriental
Milton S. Tweed was born in
Wayne County, Ohio, April 30th,
1842 and departed this life Juno 23,
1919, aged seventy-seven years, one
month and twenty-three days. He
was the son of John and Sarah
Tweed and the youngest of a family
of eight children, all of whom pre
ceded him to the great beyond. His
early life was spent in Ohio. On
October 10th, 1861 he enlisted in
Company A, 05th, Regiment, Ohio,
Volunteer Infantry, as a private.
He was later made Corporal. lie was
wounded at the battle of Stone River
and was transferred to Company H.
8th, Vet. Reserve Corps. He was
mustered out of service at Chicago
November 16th, 1865, having served
his country four years, one month,
and six days. He was married to
Miss Lovise Jones of Arlington Sep
tember 28th, 1867. Except for a few
years spent in the West, they have
lived in Van Burcn county, and have
lived on the farm in Gliddenburg for
thirty-one years. Mr. Tweed had
been in poor health for a number of
years ,and for the past two years,has
been confined to the house nearly all
the time. He has been patiently and
tenderly cared for by his loving wife
and he peacefully passe daway while
sitting in his chair reading his daily
paper. Thus the braveboys who an
swered their Country's call in '61 are
being mustere dout and are answer
ing the last roll call. Besides the
faithful wife, he leaves one son nnl
one grandson, nieces and nephews
and many friends by whom ho will
be greatly missed. The funeral was
heUl at the home Wednesday P. M
conducte dby Rev. I. P. Bates. Burial
wa? in Colburn cemetery in West Arlington.
! A bouncing baby girl came to glad
den the P. T. Herwig home last Mon
day. John Mutchler and family left j
Monday for a two weeks vacation at
Eagle Lake
C. E. Reidl and family moved to
Kalamazoo this week." That city will
be their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Radtke's daughter
from Chicago is spending a vacation
at their home east of town.
Circuit Court adjourned on Wednes
day, the 25th, and Judge Des Voignes
left for his home in Cassopolis.
Frank Shaefer has been on the sick
list for the past few days and unable
to attend to his duties at the store.
Mrs. Lucy Duboys has returned
from Decatur, where she has been
visiting at the home of a daughter.
The appearance of the front of the
Soule and Walker Plumbing shop is
being greatly improved by a coat of
W. G. Epley and family motored
from Charlotte to Paw Paw for a
few hours visit with friends last Sun
day evening.
Dr. Oscar Miller and family of
Chicago motored to their cottage at
Lake Cora where they will remain
for the summer.
Hiram Blackman was a ten days
guest at the home of his uncle H. A.
Cole and wife. He departe'd for
Jackson on Saturday.
Fuller C. Combs of Springfield,Ohio
and Genevieve C. Spencer of Bangor
were married in Paw Paw last Sat
urday. Rev. Arthur Trott officiating.
The Board of Supervisors adjourn
ed on Friday night until Wednesday
of this week, when they re-convened
and completed the audit of the Coun
ty books.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller are
entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Miller and son, Mrs. Merritt., Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Lee and Dr. and Mrs.
Gilkey at their home at Three Mile
lake today.
Mr. and Mrs. Zell Donovan of Min
nesota were in Paw Paw for a few
hours the first of the week. They
were on a wedding tour. Zell was
formerly a Lawrence boy, and a
teacher in the Paw Paw schools
some years ago.
The Misses lone Reynolds, Dr.
Vein Van Fossen, Rena Van Fossen,
Malvl CharTee, Grace Marshall and
Adeline Smith are enjoying an out
ing at the McNeil Cottage, Maple
Lake. They will "Break Camp"
July 10th,
The South Haven and Chicago
Steamship Company announce a
change in their boat schedule in this
issue. They also announce two ex
cursions on the lake from South
Haven to-day to accomodate Fourth
of July visitors who would enjoy the
Mrs. Weils Raleigh passed away at
her home near here last Tuesday,
aged ninety years, five months and
seventeen days. She was born in Ver
mont and came to Paw Paw fifty
five vears ago. Her husband died
some eight years ago aged eighty
seven. She leaves two sons in Cali
fornia, and one daughter, Mrs. Alice
Butler of this place. The funeral
will be held from the home Saturday
at 10 o'clock and interment will be
in the Wildey cemetery.
A United States Army Citation has
been issued to Sergeart Jesse A.
Lamson by General John J. Persh
ing. It arrived hero last Friday and
the document reads as follows:
"United States Army Citation. Ser
geant Jesse A. Lamson, Headquar
ters Co., 119th, Field Artillery. For
Distinguished and exceptional gallan
try at Fismes France on August 4th
1918 in the operations of the Ameri
can Expeditionary Forces. In Tes
timony whereof, and as an expression
of appreciation of valor, I award him
this citation. Awarded on March 27,
1919. John J. Pershing, Command
er in Chief." The Citation was
awarded on the recommendation of
Captain Schneider of Lamson's com
pany. In his official report to the
War Department, Captain Schneider
says: "Sergeant Jesse' A. Lamson
assisted in laying wire across an
open field in direct observation of
the enemy an dunder heavy shell fire
on the battle field near Fismes
France on August 4th, 1918 at 2:00
o'clock in the afternoon. He did
his duty with a cheerful spirit and
without regard of personal danger.
He assisted in giving first aid and in
carrying Sergeant Pittengcr, one of
the detai-1, to a dressing station un
der heavy shell fire. Sergeant Lam
son had just returned from five days
Liaison duty with the infantry and
without rest did volunteer for detail
mentioned above."
Mrs. Ida Wheeler of Mattawan had
the misfortune to fall from a cherry
tree recently and break one o her
Piacticallv all tho husinpss nlnrfx
a i
in the village including the Black -
smith shops are closed to-day, July
M. C. Wheaton and daughters are
entertaining the Arnolds of Kalama
zoo at the Wheaton Cottage on Three
Mile lake.
Rev. J. C. Brown preached at the
Christian Church of Kalamazoo last
Sunday evening before a large con
G. W. Longwell Sr. continues seri
ously ill. His host of home friends
are hoping for a change for the bet
ter very soon.
Miss F rant is Hilton of State Coll
ege, Pennsylvania is visiting Miss
Mabel heaton. Miss Hilton was
formerly Domestic Science teacher in
the Paw Paw schools.
Charles Filley returned from the
West Mondnv vpninir. ChnrW wont
west some two years ago for the
benefit of his health, and comes back
strong and healthy again.
Paw Paw is practically deserted
today. Some have motored to St.
Joseph, and South Hjiven, but a
greater portion of the residents here
are trying to keep cool on the banks
of the nearby lakes.
Miss Cora Woodman has finished
her years work as teacher in the De
troit City schools and returned to
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jason Woodman for the sum
mer. Attorney Glenn E. Warner motored
to Kalamazoo Monday evening and
in company with Wm. Fitzgerald
went to Union City to see their boy
hood friend, Dr. Harry Pepper, who
suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Sun
day. Dr. Randolph of Detroit accom
panied them.
Harry Miller went to Three divers
last Sun. lay to accept a lucrative pos-
ition in the Fairbank's Morse factory
Harry is a veteran of the late war
who spent several months in a hos-
pital in France. He is as good as ,mn. a large anenuance is uesireu as
new however, and ready to get back therp will be initiation and refresh
in the harness again. Iments will be served. The officers of
' the Chapter are requested to meet at
Charles Giddings joined a party of the Lodge rooms on Monday evening
Kalamazoo friends for a trip to To- next for rehearsal.
ledo on Thursday. He will remain
over the Fourth and occupy a choice
seat in the big arena for the Willard
Dempsey championship mill. Char
ley has seen both men in action re
cently and says that "Dempsey looks
good to him."
Harry Avars suffered a painful wri0 could not spend the whole time
accident one day last week. He was cam0 iater on tnoir bicycles,
spraying grapes and in some manner Through the kindness of Mr. Kirk
caught one. of his heels in the ma- LVOO(i tu bovs made their camp for
chinery of the sprayer. The member
was badly smashed, and Harry gets
around with the aid of crutches. Had
the tpam not been stopped immediate
ly, he undoubtedly would have lost a
Friday, June 27th, was the birth
day of Mrs. A. U. Craven. In honor
of the event, the W. R. C. ladies
gathered at that hospitable home for
a pot-luck dinner. Covers were laid
for twenty-two. The tune was spent
in social enjoyment and various
games. Many nice gifts were receiv
ed by Mrs. Craven, and the guests
departed at a late hour wishing for
her many more happy birthdays.
"Billie" Bullard passed to the un
known Beyond at his home in Niles,
Fridav morning, June 27th, 1919, of
a cancer of the ear. He was born in
Auburn New York April 23rd, 1842
and came to Paw Paw with his par
ents in He was a resident
here, learning the trade of wood turn
er later on. until the war of the re
bellion, wheii he enlisted the first day
of May 1SG1 in the LaFayette Light
Guards in company with his old
friend "Dell" Cummgs, he as a drum
mer and "Dell" as fifer. The com
pany went to Staten Island, New
York to join the 70th, N. Y. Infantry
Sickles Brigade. These two comrades
stuck together during those four
years of fighting, and were bosom
friends since that time. They have
played together on every Decoration
day, but two, since they were mus
tered out of Civil War service. "Bill
ie" was an honored citizen of Niles,
honored and respected by the entire
community in which he lived. He
leaves besides a devoted wife, two
sisters, Elizabeth Farnsworth of
Hamilton, Mrs. Sarah Barage of St.
Cloud, Florida and two brothers,
Stephen of Hamilton and James F.
of St. Cloud, Florida, besides numer
ous distant relatives. The funeral
services were conducted by the Pas
tor of the v Presbyterian church of
Niles, of which Mr. and Mrs. Bullard
were members. His old army chum
"Dell", attended the funeral, and at
the request of Mrs. Bullard, officiated
as one of the pall bearers.
Frank Tash has returned from over
seas and is visiting in Kalamazoo,
j Elmer Hunt of Lawrence was in
iPaw Paw on business last Monday.
i rr i i i a. i ji
1. e continued hot, dry weather is
!hard. on the gardens and early fruits.
Miss Floy Salisbury has entered
Parson's Business College in Kalama
Attorney L. H. Titus of Kalamazoo
was in Paw Paw on legal business
Mrs. Wm. Pugsley and daughter
Elizabeth left on Tuesday for Detroit
to spend the week with relatives and
Mrs. I, A. Whitman and grand-son,
Master Wesley Young, went to De
troit Thursday morning 'for a visit
with relatives. t
The H. L. McNeil residence is un
dergoing extensive repairs. It will
be one of the finest residences in the
village when completed.
The Free families and their guest
!Mrs- Flora Lan will return from
1 1.1 a.: a. rri r i 1 1
uneir ouung at inree iuue laice on
Saturday of this week.
The annual picnic of the South
western Michigan Blacksmith's As
jsociation will be held at Indian Lake
aaiuruay, juiy lzm. ine l aw raw
shops will be closed on that day.
Miss Marion Boess has gone to
Philadelphia, where shewill officiate
las bridesmaid at the weddincr of a
COusin. She will be absent about a
month, and will visit other eastern
points before her return.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Duncombe are
now occupying the Louise Thayer
residence north of town. Mrs. Thay
er and daughter Martha have rooms
with Mrs. Fred Soule during the sum
There has been considerable sick
ness in Paw Paw for the past two
weeks. The prevailing epidemic is
popularly termed "Summer Grip."
It is not of a serious nature but the
'malady is fast and furious while it
Regular meeting of Paw Paw Chap
wr u. t,. a. weoncsnay evening, juiy
'All 41 1 ? 1 1
The Boy Scouts enjoyed an "over
night hike" to Three Mile lake last
Wednesday. About twenty boys made
tho trin bv foot while several others
tho night on "Kirkwood's Island. The
evening was spent in land and water
I games, fishing, winding up with a
'ropr Po-- Scout camn fire whe' a
.iHie program of stories and songs
was much enjoyed. The (return trip
was made Thursday morning.
Plans are being made now for a
Summer Camp which will be held at
Lake Christie during the first week
of August. It is expected that every
Scout in the Troop will attend that
camp. Details of the program for
the week will be given out later.
Wo desire to express our sincere
gratitude to our friends and neigh
bors for their kindness and sympathy
during the illness and at -the death
of our belove dhusband and father,
To Mr Sherrod for the many acts of
kindness, the singers and Rev. Bates
for their comforting words and for
the many beautiful flowers.
Mrs. Lobisa Tweed
Mrs. Lobisa Tweed and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Eastman
and imily.
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Shyock
and family.
Rev. J. C. Brown, Minister
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A. M.
The Christian Endeavor Society
will not meet during the summer
Numbers 10:29.
E. E. Shoufler, Pastor.
10:00 A. M. Bible School.
11:00 A. M. The fourth sermon in
the series on Ancient Parables with
Modern Application will be given at
this time. The Lords Supper will be
6:30 P. M. There will be an inter
esting meeting of the Christian En
deavor. 7:30 P. M. The Union services will
hie held in the M. E. church.'
Mixed Fertilizers to be Cheaper.
It may bo of interest to the farm
ers of the county to know that this
office is in receipt of information
i.-i tn icict ji ui llliUI IIIUIIOI
,f0m the offlce Q'f informati De
partment of Agriculture, to the effect
that the farmers of the county should
obtain their mixed fertilizers for the
fall season of this year at a price
averaging 30' per cent lower than the
prices which prevailed for the spring
season just passed. Space will not
perit us going into detail regarding
the prices the local dealer or farmera
ordering fertilizers of a given grade
in car load lots should pay for the
same, but we can upon request fur
nish such parties a copy of a sched
ule of prices which the Department
has worked out as being the maxi
mum price the purchasers of car Iot3
of fertilizer should pay.
Entomologist Suggests Early
Cutting of Clover.
The Farm Bureau office is in re
ceipt of a IeTter of recent date from
Prof. Pettit, Entomologist at M. A.
C. in which he emphasizes the impor
tance of the early cutting of clover
fields this year. Prof. Pettit suggests
early cutting of the first crop of red
clover, as this practice has a ten
dency to make the second crop bloom
early, so early in fact that the adults
of this clover seed midge are not ma
ture enough to lay eggs in the blos
soms and then the clover stands a
much better chance of escaping in
jury from the midge and the result
is a better seed crop.
Clover seed was very high and
scarce last spring and promises to be
still more so next spring because
very few good clover fields are to be
found owing to the exceedingly hot
and dry season of a year ago. By
early cutting is meant cutting when
the clover is in full bloom just be
fore any of the blossoms begin to dry
and turn brown. Every year it is a
good practice to cut clover early,
this year it is more important than
ever before that a supply of seed
may be secured and the growing of
fields of clover continued.
Hog Cholera Present in the County
We hrrve at present one case of hog
cholera in the county. This is noth
ing to be proud of nor yet anything
to be ashamed of, but it is a fact
which every hog owner of the county
should know of, that he may keep
careful watch of his animals and at
the first sign of sickness report the
same to the Farm Bureau office and
call his local veterinarian. We have
sick hogs reported often when the
sickness is due to causes other than
cholera, in fact most cases reported
turn out that way, but it will be
more agreeable to all concerned to
investigate ten cases of sickness and
find no cholera than to fail to inves
tigate one and have cholera gain a
foot-hold in a community and attack
a number of herds.
After July 1st, the Federal Govern
ment will again have a hog cholera
specialist at Kalamazoo, who will
work with the local veterinarian and
the Farm Bureau in a campaign to
suppress hog cholera in Van Buren
county. It is jctt!rvT to ' lhc t
of the year when out-breaks cf
cholera may be looked for and a real
outbreak which is neglected may
mean at the present price of hog3,
thousands of dollars of loss to the
farmers of a community. Report
every suspicious case and save your
Arthur Trott, Minister
Church School 10:00 A. M.
Divine Worship 11:00 'A. M.
Epworth League 6:30 P. M.
Mid-week service Thursday 7:30 P. M
The subject for the S'lrion Sun
day morning will be "A Wrong Stan
dard of Measurement."
Rev. E. E. Shoufler, pastor of the
Baptist church will preach in the eve
ning. A cordia lwelcome is extend
ed to all.
The subject for next Sunday morn
ing will be "Wise Investments". The
service begins at 11:00 o'clock. Sun
day school at 10:00 o'clock.
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 P. M.
Union service in the M. E. church
at 7:30 when the Rev. E. E. Shoufler
will preach.
Mid-week meeting, Thursday at
7:30 P .M.
All are invited to attend these ser
vices. J. F. Bullard, of St. Cloud, Florida,
is visiting old home friends.
Postmaster II . A. Cole and wife
and Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Latshaw are
spending the week at Pugsle;f's lake.
Arthur and Frank Miller made a
business trip to Battle Creek on Wed
nesday of this week.
George Murch, of Mattawan, was
in Paw Taw Thursday,

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