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Number 24
Whole Number 4387
Mrs. Edwin Reeves is entertaining
a sister from Chicago.
Lester Cagney of Kalamazoo was
in Paw Paw with friends on Tuesday.
Mrs. Cora Whalen, of St. Joseph,
is the guest of Paw Paw friends.
George W. Longwell Sr., who has
been very ill, is slightly improved.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Barber returned
Tuesday from a weeks outing at St.
Frank Poole, of Kalamazoo, spent
the "4th" here with his sons Tom and
Mrs. John Ihling, of Bangor, is a
uest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Morrison
this week.
Mrs. Louis Gowe living east of here
has two sisters visiting her from Buf
falo, N. Y. this week.
Howard Overacker, of Battle Creek
is visiting his grand mother, Mrs.
Mary Overacker this week.
Henry Webster of Denver, Col.,
was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. James
Nelson over Sunday.
Vineyards in this locality are all
looking fine. A large crop of grapes
is now practically assured.
A. O. Duncombe was among th"ose
who saw the matinee races in Hart
ford on the Fourth.
Mrs. Fred Glossup and daughter
Esther of Kalamazoo motored to Paw
aw with friends Tuesday evening.
Chas. Holt and wife, of Detroit,
were here Tuesday to attend the
funeral of Dr. Harry Pepper.
H. C. Waters and wife and Earl
Pugsley and wife of Hart, Mich., left
Thursday morning on a motor trip to
Denver, Colorado.
Cherry pickers are in great demand
Fifty cents per case is the prevailing
price for picking, and everybody is
making good wages.
August 23 to 26 are the dates to
bear in mind. The Chautauqua pro
gram this year will undoubtedly be
the best ever presented here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson and son
Grannis motored to Howard City,
Michigan, on Wednesday to attend a
Te-union of the Grannis family.
All Royal Neighbors are requested
to be present at the regular meeting,
July 15th. A vote will be taken on
the new rates.
Horse racing fans are all antfeipat
inr rare sport at Kalamazoo next
wo-": ..hen the Grand Circuit Fliers
wk. :ce for big prizC3.
H. R. McDonald and family of
Grand Rapids motored to Paw Paw
to spend the Fourth and week-end at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Elvira
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wilson returned
Monday from a month's auto trip to
Denver, Colorado. They were accom
panied by his brother, Dr. Harry Wil
son and family, of Lansing.
Rev. Alfred Nickless, of Chicago,
pastor of the Albany Park Presby
terian church, Chicago, is here for a
few days visit with his brother the
Rev. Percy Nickless and family.
Grant McFarlin had the misfortune
to step on a nail which went clear
thiough the foot. Prompt treatment
warded off serious consequences and
he is around as usual.
Never before has there been such
a rush for the lakes during the sum
mer months. Every available cot
tage is occupied and the accommoda
tions at the lakes around Paw Paw
are entirely inadequate to supply the
The Community Picnic is announ
ced for Wednesday, July 23rd. Com
mittees from all the Sunday schools
have .been appointed and plans will
be announced at the churches of Paw
Taw and through the press. The
program will appear later.
Cherry picking is in full blast.
vhe crop is good and the price high.
'Throo dollars per case for Montmor
encie's is the prevailing price. We
are informed that nearly $60,000 will
be paid cut for cherries in this sec
tion and about $30,000 in paw paw
Gladstone Beattie and Royal Deck
er were business callers in Grand
Rapids on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Irey and son spent
Sunday last with relatives in the
W. A. Riedl and family, of Chicago
are the guests of Jake Riedl and fam
ily this week.
Rex Hall of the Oceana Herald was
a caller at the True Northerner on
Saturday last.
Samuel Marcelliti, of Cleveland, 0,
is visiting relatives and friends here
this week. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballance of
Chicago spent the Fourthwith their
son Lee and family.
Wm. Knight, who has been working
in Delton, Mich, for the past month,
returned Jiome Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Boomer
and family, of Jackson are guests of
his parents, Mr .and Mrs. R. E Boom
er this week.
Mrs. H. Lemke and daughter, Mrs.
R. Lemke, of Chicago, are guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Goe-
bel this week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKillip and
daughter, of Chicago, are guests of
Dr. and Mrs. Oscar Miller at Lake
Cora this week.
Miss Martha Richardson under
went an operation for removal of her
tonsils in Bronson hospital last week
and is recovering nicely.
The H. L. McNeil home on Pine St.
has been thoroughly remodeled re
cently and the finishing touches were
added Wednesday when a coat of
stucco was added.
Miss Lizzie Long suffered an at
tack of appendicitis on Sunday last.
It was feared for a time that an op
eration would be necessary but at
present she is recovering nicely.
Mrs. Nell Allen passed away at her
home near Lawrence on Wednesday
after a long period of illness. Funeral
services will be held from the home
just south of the Allen school house
this Friday afternoon at Three
o'clock, and interment will be in the
cemetery west of Lawrence. Deceas
ed leaves two sons, Howard and Dell
Allen, one sister, J.Irs. Smma Runyan
of South Haven and one lfrother,
George A. Cross of Lawrence.
Harold Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Jacobs formerly of Paw Paw,
has recently been made manager
of the United Tress Bureau of New
York City. Harold was reporter for
the Paw Paw and Kalamazoo papers
about ten years ago and since leaving
here has made rapid strides in the
newspaper world. The recent ad
vancement is a fine compliment to his
ability in newspaper work.
Janette R. Barnum was born in Ad
dison county, Vermont, January 14,
1829, and in the early morning of
July 1st, 1919, passed away at the re
markable age of 90 years, 5 months
and 17 days. Her early childhood
was spent in Vermont. From there
she moved to Brocknort, New York.
At nineteen years of age she was
married to Wells Raleigh, also of
Brockport. The marriage took place
at Rochester, N. Y., October 3, 1818.
Mr. Raleigh was then a young man
of 24 years and was in the employ
of the Erie Canal. They resided in
Brockport for seventeen years where
their five children Frank, Walter, Al
ice, Jay and Barnum were born. In
September, 18C5 they moved to Paw
Paw. In the previous spring Mr. Ral
eigh had purchased the place west of
Paw Paw known as the Gil man Lane
farm and lived there until his death
February 25, 1911. Mrs. Raleigh was
a woman of most remarkable energy
and ambition. Her youthful spirit
and winsome ways made her a favor
ite and at four score years and ten
she still seemed young. Her elder
sons, Frank and Walter passed away
several years ago. Her younger sons
Jay and Barnum now reside at Los
Angeles, California. Her daughter,
Alice, who married Mr. H. G. Butler,
has always been near or with her
mother. She has aided her in every
possible way and has most tenderly
cared for her in, her declining years.
Besides the daughter, sons and grand
children, a host of friends and neigh
bors will greatly miss her. The
funeral was heid at the late home on
Saturday, July 5th, die Rev. E. E.
Shoufler officiating.
George Whitehead was in Battle
Creek on Tuesday.
Little Margaret Cooley is on the
sick list this week.
Russ Gillespie has gone to Chicago
where he will seek employment.
Mrs. Harvey Cooley and Mrs. Al
Hindenach spent Monday in Kala
mazoo. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spicer are
guests of Mr and Mrs. Carl Wolf in
Detroit this week.
Mrs. Jane Roach and two children
are enjoying a two weeks outing at
Lake Brown wood.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Labadie are
spending the week at Happyland re
sort, Magician lake.
Mrs. A. F. Wheaton and two child
ren of Lansing, are guests of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. McCabe
this week.
W. H. Berkey of the Cassopolis
Vigilant, was a caller at the True
Northerner office Saturday.
The Royal Bees will meet at the
home of Mrs. Chas. Lake on Friday
afternoon, July 11th, (to-day).
Don't forget the Community Picnic
at Englehart's landing, Four Mile
Lake, on Wednesday, July 23rd.
Hugh Harrison, of Charleston, W.
Va., spent the Fourth with his sister
Mrs. Zilpha Ferguson and family.
Mrs. Caroline Sellick is entertain
ing a niece, Mrs. W. M. Goodlett and
son Robert from Nashville, Tenn. ;
Rev. I. P. Bates has field corn
which was planted May 16th that
measures 6 feet tall and is all tas
sled out. ,
Mrs. J. W. Ferris, nee Nora
Peacock, of Blue Earth, Minnesota,
is visiting relatives and friends here
this week.
Prof. Laird and wife, Dr. Laird,
who have purchased the Chappel res
idence, will move here in the near fu
ture. They will open a sanitarium.
The drought continues, but it is
not without its advantages. Farm
trs have secured the late hay crop
without getting wet and the wheat
harvest is well under way.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Cleveland re
turned from Columbus, Ohio, Friday
last, where he attended the Centen
ary Exposition. He reports thatWm.
Howard Taft gave a very interesting
talk to seven thousand people at the
Colliseum, on "The League of Na
tions." Lieutenant E. B. McKijley, Sergeant
Gentile and Sargor.nt Shields will be
in Paw Paw at the Post Office all this
week, advertising a recruiting cam
paign in Paw Taw. They will return
in two weeks to recruit men who
wish to enlist. Men without previous
service can enlist for one year in
Quartermaster or Medical Corps.
Miss Lola Bates, who attended the
College in Hillsdale last year, had the
honor of being one of four selected
from her class to be members of the
"Honor Society" of the . college. Miss
Bates is a graduate of the local
schools, and was valedictorian of her
class. She has now gone to Mackin
ac City where she has a position for
the summer vacation.
The following excerpts are taken
from a letter from L. H. Phipps, of
San Diego, Cal., to a Paw Paw friend
Mr. Phipps will be remembered as a
former resident of Paw Paw residing
on a farm east of town: "After leav
ing Paw Paw, I went to Seattle, Wash
as you know. I left Seattle in 1910
for France and lived there for two or
three years. I then took residence in
Brussels, until the war broke out.
I left there in some haste, leaving my
furniture. I have been living here
since returning some five years ago.
Family will leave here for the East
this fall. My daughter is to become
the accompanist for a violinist in
New York. I shall go to Chicago for
a short time. Thus, as usual, we have
no definite plans. I should like to be
on the old farm again, or at least to
sec it. While my health is moderate
ly good, I never felt better than when
in Paw Paw. This climate is fine
but you do not build up resistance,
for vigor is not called for. This is a
fine country for invalids and old ago,
not for the young or middle age who
hope to move and stir about in the
Howard Smith motored to Camp
Custer on business Tuesday.
Father Toole of Kalamazoo is the
new minister at St. Mary's church.
Father Toole has just recently return
ed from France,-and will take up his
new duties next Sunday.
Word was recently received by
Leon Jacobs that his mother was ser
iously ill at the home of her son Har
old in New York City. Later reports
state that she is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Boomer, north
of town, entertained the following
guests at a lawn party at their home
on July 4th: Mr and Mrs. Raymond
Boomer and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Jacobs and family, and Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Moe and grand-son Rex
ford. The bells rings at Recreation Park
Tuesday, Luly 15th, and Kalamazoo's
twelfth annual Grand Circuit meet
ing will be on in fullblast. The ad
vance guard has arrived, the first of
the-Big Line stables to come being
W. Marvin with the Crouch horses
and others from Indiana. He has ten
in his string, including the great
pacer William, 1:58 1-2, which will
he shown daily at the meeting and
will also go a fast mile. Entries are
almost in for the six late closing pur
ses that will complete the five days'
card, and the records show that the
nineteen events have drawn over 300
horses in all and that splendid fields
will compete in each race. The gen
eral revival in sport is affecting the
local meeting and old time crowds
are looked for.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cumings,
who recently sold their farm north of
town to Wm. Rowan of Chicago, ex
pect to leave in about two weeks for
Los Angeles, California, at which
place they expect to make their
future home. Mr. Cumings has lived
on this same place continually for
the past sixty-three years. Mrs.
Cumings has lived there since 1875,
at which time they were married.
They have undoubtedly earned a
change in location after so many
years in one place, but we regret to
lose them. They are a part of the
community itself and during their
many years residence here have made
themselves beloved by all with whom
they have come in contact. Their
removal to California is indeed, a
big event in their lives and where
ever they may settle down again,
we are sure they will make many
friends. They have a son, Clyde,,
who is connected with the Merchants
National Bank of Los Angeles, and
it is on this account that they have
decided to move so far away. We
also wish to welcome Mr. Rowan and
family to our community. Mr. Rowan
has, 'for a numbor of years b.'-on con
nccted with the printing business in
Chicago and is an expert multi-color
pressman. We hope for him the
same success in farming that has
been his in the other line of work.
Peter Hoogenhyde was drowned in
Christie Lake last Sunday morning,
and the body was not recovered until
late Tuesday afternoon. The unfor
tunat young man hailed from Reed
City and was the foreman of a lumber
gang in a saw mill on the "Bray
brooks Farm" four miles west of the
hike. Sunday morning, in company
with George Coakley, one of the boys
at the mill, he walked to the lake for
a swim. Both were good swimmers,
but Hoogenhyde went down in at
tempting to cross the bay at the
South west part of the lake. His
companion was ahead and was wad
ing to shore on the "Point" when
Hoogenhyde went down. The alarm
was quickly spread by Archie Abrams
and his son Neil who were witnesses
to the accident, and within a half
hour, a score or more of boats were
at the spot, an1 every effort made
to locate the body. In the meantime
the sheriff was notified and Deputy
Harry Cross came with paraphanalia
to drag for the body. The search
continued night and day with every
known method until the body was lo
cated. It was found in an upright
position, in about 15 feet of water,
the legs imbedded in mud to above
the knees. The victim of the tragedy
was 32 years of age, and leaves a
wife and three children, the eldest 12
and the youngest 3 years of age. The
wife and Mr. Montgomery lumber
man, by whom he was employedar
rived on the scene Monday, but re
turned to Reed City Tuesday morning
; before the body was located. The
'remains were shipped to his home for
j burial.
week end guests of friends in Ban
gor. fc
Mr. and Mrs. Clare Allen of Kala
mazoo spent the week end with their
Wheat is rapidly being harvested.
Some fields were found badly hurt
by smut.
Mrs. Rena Beach and son Lawrence
are at the D. M, Allen home. They
are contemplating an extended visit
in Bloomingdale and South Haven.
Mrs. Marie Walker was born Octo
ber 1st, 1858, and passed away July
2nd, 1919, at the State Hospital in
Kalamazoo. She was first married
to Mr. V. Scranton in 1888. To this
union was born two children, a
daughter that died in infancy, and 'a
son, Melvin V. Scranton. Melvin,the
son, and Robert, the grandson, are
the only near relatives now living.
The second marriage was to George
Walkerr who still survives. While
living in this village, Mrs. Walker
was a regular attendant at the Bap
tist church. She was also a faithful
member of the Maccabee lodge of
this village. The funeral was held
in Memorial Hall at 4:00 o'clock on
the 3rd, inst. Mrs. Abbott and Miss
Irene Gibbs furnished special music.
The Maccabees had charge, with Rv
E. E. Shoufler officiating clergyman.
Sunday, July Gth, was the birth
day of Mrs. John Ryden, and in re
sponse to an invitation from Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Loveland, twenty-four
partook of a bountious pot-luck din
ner. The tables were set under the
spruce trees which adorn the lawn.
Social visiting took up the afternoon
and at a late hour all left wishing
Mrs. Ryden many happy birthdays.
An all ddy meeting of Paw Paw
Grange will be held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buskirk on Satur
day July 12th. A picnic dinner will
be served at noon. Those who have
enjoyed the delightful hospitality of
the Buskirks will be present, and it
is hoped that every Granger will at
tend. Harry Pepper of Detroit passed
away at the Battle Creek Sanitarium
cn Sunday morning last. He was
born in East Decatur, in March 1883,
and came to Paw Paw when a small
boy and attended school here, gradu
ating in the class of 1901. He then
studied in the office of Dr. W. F
Hoyt and later went to Detroit and
graduated from the Detroit College
of Medicine. He first located after
graduation, in Union City, Michigan
He then moved to Detroit where he
became head of the Jefferson Medical
Institute and also had a large t city
practice. He had not been in yew
good health for the past two years
and was a sufferer from Blights di
scsase. He was but thirty-six years
old uau v. as a bright, capable i.;-;
in his chosen profession. He in
spired confidence into those with
whom he came in contact and was a
hard worker at all times, strictly at
tending to his professional affairs.
Funeral seivices were held in tho
Masonic Temple at Battle Creek on
Tuesday morning, and the remaini
were brought to Paw Paw for inter
ment in the afternoon. Burial was
at Prospect Hill where short services
were held. Rev. E. E Shoufler
was the officiating clergyman Nino
men, members of his high school
class were present at the service, in
cluding Wm. Fitzgerald of Kalama
zoo, Leon Travis of Detroit and Fred
Stevens of Cleveland, Ohio. Dr.
Pepper is survived by his. wife, one
sister, Frs. Frank Downing of Paw
Paw, and two brothers, Charles, of
Paw Paw, and Adelbert, of Califor
nia, and several nephews and nieces,
and a large circle of friends, both
here and in Detroit. He was a young
man who always made the most of
every opportunity that presented it
self. In his life as a student in our
high school, he was always looking
into the future and in his college life
after, he still held that future long
ing for a useful career, which in a
large .way has been gratified these
past few years. The remains, were
accompanied here for interment by
his wife and mother, Mrs. Case of
Detroit, 'Charles Holt of Navarre,
Mrs. John Pepper of Vicksburg, Dr.
and Mrs. Blaine, Dr. and Mrs. Ran
dolph, Dr. and Mrs. Rein of Detroit,
Dr. Britton and Dri Pratt and Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Fitzgerald of Kala-
mazoo. Mr. ana iurs. rranic uown
ing, ynn and Hal Downing, Charles
Pepper, Mrs. Lelia Pepper, Miss Flor
ence Pepper, Duane Pepper, Dr. and
Mrs. W. F. Hoyt and Glenn Warner
attended the services in Battle Creek
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sherman are
row riding in a new Ford Sedan.
'Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Herwig are the
proud parents of a baby girl born
Friday, July 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Pugsley of
Hart, Mich., and Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Waters and son Harlan left Thurs
day for a motor trip to Denver,Colo
and other points.
The fire department wTas called to
the home of M. D. Buskirk on Mon
day afternoon. Electric wires in
the attic became crossed and the
rubber insulation burned off which
filled the attic with smoke. No
damage was done.
O. W. Rowland has received word
from Detroit of the advancement of
his grandson Ralph, who is with the
Standard Accident Insurance com
pany of that city. Following ia an
extract from the letter sent out by
the company to theft agents: "Pend
ing the return of the senior mana
ging officer of the Company, who is at
present making an extended western
trip, it is announced for the infor
mation of all concerned that Mr. R.
M. Rowland, Assistant Superinten
dent of the Industrial Department,
is placed in charge of, the Industrial
Department as Acting Superinten
dent until such time as a definite an
nouncement is made. Mr. 'Rowland
has been connected with the Com
pany since 1911 and has acted as
assistant to Mr. Patterson in differ
ent capacities in the Industrial De
partment for the past five years with
the exception of time spent in the
army as an infantry odicer on active
service in France. He is, therefore.
fully familiar with the business of
the Department and in a position to
continue and carry out the unchang
ed general policy of the Standard
We know you will extend to Mr.
Rowland the same loyal support and
co-operation that you have given the
Warren Smith of Madison, Wis.,
is visiting at the home of his grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Camp
Wm. Baugher and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Marshall spent the
4th, in St Joseph.
Mr. and Mrs. Gridley have been en
tertaining their son and family of
Leo Bills expects to leave soon for
Detroit where he hasa good position.
Miss Mary Johnson is nursing in
Paw Paw.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maloy are en
tertaining friends from Chicago.
Miss Gladys Boyd was in Kalama
zoo Tuesday.
E. E. Shoufler, Pastor.
10:00 A. M. Bible School.
11:00 A. M. Divine Worship.
Special series of sermons on "An
cient Parables with Modern Appli
cation." 6:30 P. M. Christian Endeavor meet
ing Come and bring a friend.
7:30 P. M. The Union services will
be held in the Christian Church.
Rev. Nickless will preach.
Strangers are always welcome.
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Morning service 11:00 A. M.
Christian Endeavor 6:30 P. M.
There will be special music at the
morning service by Miss Florence
Mid-week meeting, Thursday at
7:30 P .M.
Arthur Trott, Minister
Church School 10:00 A. M.
Lesson Title: "The Significance of
Divine Worship 11:00 A. M.
Subject of sermon: "The Sins of
Epworth League 6:30 P. M.
Union meeting, Disciple church at
7:30. Rev. Percy Nickless will prcaoh.
On account of low water, tho elec
tric service, until further notice will
be as follows:
Woek day service will be discon
tinued from 12:30 A. M. to 6:00 P M.
Sundays .service will be discontin
ued from 12:30 A. M. to 3:00 F. M.
24tf A. V Morlan, Superintendent,

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