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Mrs. Florence Harris is visiting ir.
Glendale this week.
Saturday of this week is "Tag
Day" for the Boy Scouts.
Miss Wyneta Holcomb is the guest
of friends in Kalamazoo this week.
Robert Bcattie is visiting his son
Gladstone Beattie and family this
Mrs. Grace Miller left Thursday
morning for points in Pennsylvania,
where she will visit relatives and
The Ringling Bros, and Barnum
and Bailey combined shows will ex
hibit in Battle Creek on Thursday,
August 7th.
Mrs. S. Lindsley and sister, Mrs.
Charles McDougell were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blackwood in
Kalamazoo on Thursday.
Mrs. Lulu Mason ad children who
have been spending several weeks at
Three Mile Lake left for their home
in Chicago on Tuesday.
Chautauqua August 23 to 29 in
elusive. Lay aside a little for a sea
son ticket. No one can afford to miss
the Chautauqua this year.
B. L. Colburn and son Myron left
for Fruitport, Michigan the first of
this week where they will visit among
relatives and friends for an indefinite
It is the duty of every returned
soldier of the late war to be present
at the meeting in Memorial Hall c
Saturday evening of this week to
assist in the organization of a local
branch of the American Legion.
While cutting rye for George
Walker one day last week, John
Owiasny had the misfortune to have
a bad runaway mixup. In their mad
flight, the team ran into a tree, com
pletely demolishing the binder and
reducing it to a heap of scrap iron.
The annual picnic of the Progress
ive Farmers' club will be held on the
lawn at the Clarence Richmond home
in the village this Friday, July 25th.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cumings who
leave soon for their new home in Los
Angeles, California wil be guests of
A. W. Showerman received a mess
age the first of theweek, that their
son, Lieutenant Glenn Showerman
had arrived from overseas, and would
' soon be at home. The homecoming
is anxiously awaited by Mr. and Mrs.
Huckleberries are very plentiful
ih!.? :ear, but are bringing a high
price. Four dollars a crate is the
prevailing price in Jthe vicinity. There
are plenty of opportunities however
for those who desire to pick their
own berries at ten cents per quart
and pick as many as you like.
A dense smoke settled over this
community on Monday last. No fires
in the immediate vicinity have been
reported and it is probable that the
smoke had drifted down from north
ern Michigan and Wisconsin where
fierce forest fires have been raging
for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. E .A. Aseltine left
this week for an automobile trip to
New Jersey. They are using the
same car in which they toured the
west and south two years ago, and
which has already covered over 23,000
miles. Their son Lcland and wife
comes from the North to take charge
of the farm.
The Waste Way Gates at the Land
phear Pond went out early Tuesday
morning, and the waters of the pond
rushed down into Maple Lake. No
damage was done however except for
the owners of the property. It is
owned by Mrs. George Cate and
George Watrous and to rebuild the
waste way and make the necessary
repairs will entail a heavy expense.
Merlin E. Valleau, for many yars
sl resident of Waverly township, and
well kaown here, is on a speaking
tour of the state. The bills announc
ing the time and place of his meet
ings hail him as "The People's Can
didate for President of the United
States." Another statement on the
circular to attract attention is as
follows: "I will debate with any
American Citizen on questions of
Public Policy." ..j
Frank Shacfcr is in Grand Rapids
this week.
I Royal Decker now drives a new
Buick touring car.
Blaine Warner now drives in a
new Oakland "Sensible Six" Sedan.
George A. Cross of Lawrence had
business in Paw Paw on Wednesday.
Royal T .Hall of Grand Rapids
sent Sunday last with Paw Paw rela
tives. Miss Ruth Hill of Lawton is visit
ing at the home of her grand parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Pike.
Miss Mildred Shepard is "Scribe"
in the Courier office this week during
the absence of Editor Spicer.
Theo Clap and Larue Chappell are
in Detroit this week. They will drive
new Ford automobiles home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vermeulen of
Kalamazoo are guests of her sistei
Mrs. Delia Engel this week.
The Royal Bees will meet at the
home of Mrs. Frank Shaefer this Fri
day afternoon. All are invited.
J.E. Packer is marketing some
choice tomatoes this week, picked
from the vines in his own garden.
Eucrene Ballance of Chicago arriv
ed last week for a visit at the home
of Lee Ballance and family, east of
Mrs. H. W. Barr and children, Miss
Betty and Master Bobby of Orlando,
Florida are guests of Paw Paw
The Misses Viva and Mildred Coon
of Elgin, Illinois are the guests of
their Aunt, Mrs. G. W. Farr near
Pugsley's lake.
The . Beattie-Decker-Donovan- Wat
son Pickle company purchased two
more Dickie factories last week. One
at Lacota, the other at Brcedsville.
Owen Pike and family of Battle
Creek are guests of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Pike. This is the be
ginning of their long trip via auto
to California.
Mrs. Delia Engel motored to South
Haven on business on Tuesday. She
was accompanied by Martin Yonker
and her guests Mr. and .Mrs. Henry
The "Royal Bees" cleared the neat
sum of $45.00 on the dinner served
for the Funeral Directors' Associa
tion meeting in Memorial Hall last
Fred Alexander of Kokomo, In
diana came the first of the week to
join his wife for a visit at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. U
A. F. Hayes, who has been employ
ed on the True Northerner for the
past year, left Wednesday morning
to accept a positin in Des Moines,
Iowa. He has a sister living in that
Hnrbert Geddcs who has been in
South Dakota the creater part of
the past two years, returned to Paw
Paw last Sunday and has assumed
his old position on The True Norther
ner. Dr. B. O'Dell of Kalamazoo spent
several days in Paw Paw this week.
He states that Mrs. O'Dell has re
covered from her injuries sufficiently
to walk without the aid of cane or
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morrison
were in Bangor, Thursday to attend
the funeral of the late Myron Steb-
bins. Deceased was a brother of
Mrs. John Sebring, and an old resi
dent of Bangor.
Eber Bennett has been discharged
from Military service and is enjoying
himself among Paw Paw relatives
and friends. Eber was one of the
contingent sent into Northern Russia
and has been through the trials and
hardships incident to service in that
frozen country. He is back safe and
sound however, in the best of health
and feeling fine.
Automobile traffic has reached a
point never dreamed of by the most
optomistic person of ten years ago.
Not a day passes but some car of a
distant state passes through Taw
Paw on a trans-continental trip It
is no uncommon thing to see a car
bearing a Montana state license o?
one from the far eastern states,
while a horse and buggy is fast be
coming a relie of by-gone days.
Frank Miller was a business caller
in Battle Creek this week.
Mrs. S. Lisdsley is entertaining a
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDou
gell. Edmund Babbitt of Battle Creek
was a week end guest of his Aunt,
Miss Jennie Bale.
C. A. Downing of Grand Rapids
was a week end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Willard D. Warner.
Miss Edith Van Fleet of Eagle lake
was a caller at the home of Mrs.
Jane Hutchins on Tuesday.
Miss Natalie Boomer and niece
Dorothy Jacobs, left Thursday for
Jackson for a visit with Ray Boomer
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. George Symondsand
children of Chicago have been guests
of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Kenyon this
Freeman Phillips and sister, Mrs
Elga Kiser of Chicago are visiting
at the home of their uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Smith.
Lieutenant Lloyd Harvey has been
transfered fom San Antonio to Fort
Bliss, El Paso, Texas and is in charge
of the Eleventh Squadron there.
Mrs. Willard Warner entertained
Mrs. Otis Gleason, Mrs. Will Kand
zie of Chicago and Mrs. Mollie Thyn
ne of Grand Rapids to luncheon last
G. A. Ironsides of Hastings has
been spending the week with his
wife and daughter at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
It is said that wedding bells' will
ring out loud and clear during the
early fall months, probably during
the month of September. "So Mote
it Be."
Deputy Harry Cross was called to
a lake south of Decatur on the Cass
Van Buren county line last Sun
day to hold an inquest over the body
of a young man drowned in the
waters of the lake there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Cole, her sister
Mrs. John Peterson and family of
Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Johnson, also of Chicago, are enjoy
ing a two weeks outing at the Dur
kee cottage at Eagle Lake.
The village was practically desert
ed Wednesday when all business
places were closed, and the inhabi
tants of the village and surrounding
country gathered fof the annual
"Community Picnic" at Engleharts
Landing, Four Mile lake. It was one
of the most successful events of its
kind ever held in Paw Paw.
Miss Marie Williams, a former
teacher in the local schools was a
gue&t of Mr. and Liis. S. O. Kenyon
and other Paw Paw friends the first
half of the week. Miss Williams
taught in the Detroit City schools
the past year, but does not intend to
continue school room work during
the coming year.
We are informed that the State
Highway department is about ready
to advertise for bids on the West
Main street pavement extending west
to the village limits. Work is also
progressing on the paved way near
Oshtemo and the complete job will
be finished during the summer
About fifty neighbors and fronds
rr.thered at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. James Bale last Saturday eve
ning for a farewell reception to Mr.
and Mrs. Boyd Clapper, who left
Tuesday for their new home in
Cleveland, Ohio. Refreshments were
served and a most delightful evening
passed. The True Northerner joins
the host of friends in best wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. Clapper in their new
John Livingston, president of the
Gleaners Association of Michigan,
died recently at his home in Detroit.
For more than twenty years he had
worked faithfully and loyally for the
success of the organization, and will
be missed by more than eighty
thousand Gleaner officers and mem
bers. At a meeting of the Supreme
officers of the organization in May,
Mr. Livingston was presented with a
beautiful gold watch, inscribed, "Or.
Duty 1805-1919 Gleaners." Each Ar
bor in the state is asked to adopt
resolutions and forward the same to
the Temple in Detroit, and it is or
dered that the charter of each Arbor
in the state be draped in mourning
jlUl fUUVU Ul Villi 1 UdjrS.
Attorney T. J. Cavanaugh was n
Battle Creek Wednesday.
Ed M. Bailey of Detroit spent the
week end with his family here.
The Friday club will be entertain
ed at the home of Mrs. George L.
Tuttle this Friday afternoon.
Mrs. R. M. Dickerson and son Bever
ley are guests at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Hattie Sanger.
The Misses Neva and Dorothy
Hirleman of Battle Creek are visit
ing Gertrude Bailey this week.
Charles Giddings and Roll Larkins
were in Toledo this wek and drove
home a n ew Overland car for Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbcrt Rich and
Mr. and Mrs. George Weber motored
to Kalamazoo last week to attend the
Herbert Bassett of Pittsburg, Pa.,
is expected next Sunday for a vaca
tion at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. R. Bassett.
The annual Spiritualist Camp meet
ing for Southwestern Michigan will
begin in Vicksburg next -Sunday and
be in session for three weeks.
Al Hindenach and wife were called
to Marshall .Sunday to attend the
funeral of a friend. Mrs. Hindenach
remained for a visit with friends
Ray Clark of Missouri was in Paw
Paw Thursday. Ray formerly lived
here and was a clerk in the Sellick
store. He is now a prosperous shoe
V. J. Warner and family motored
to South Haven last Sunday and
spent the day there. They were
accompanied by Mrs. R .W. Brigh
ton and Miss Virginia Roach.
While at the Fish Hatchery at Glen
Springs on Monday, Fred Bassett ob
served an Airplane pass over, going
east. The time will undoubtedly come
when airplanes will be as common as
automobiles arc today.
H. L. McNeil was in Jackson this
week to attend a meeting of the
Board of Managers of the Odd Fel-
lows home in that city. Mr. McNeil
has been president of this board for
the past two years.
John Boat, wife and little daugh
ter Margaret, and Mr. and Mrs. Ker
rigan of Chicago motored from Paw
Paw Lake last Monday and spent the
day with N. G. Merchant and family.
Mr. Boat is a brother of Mrs. Hubert
Dr. George Horton and son of Ten-
nesee are calling on Paw Paw friends
this week. The Doctor will be re
membered as a former resident of
Paw Paw, a tonoorial artist in the
Roy Taylor barber shop. He is now
a successful practitioner in the medi
cal profession.
A. D. Benway of the Michigan
Fruit Exchange of Lawton was in
Paw Paw Thursday morning. He
spent the winter in Florida and is
back to remain until after the grape
season is closed and settled. He
states that he has leased a 160 acre
tract of land in Florida and will re
turn there this fall and plant the en
tire acreage to potatoes. He is
thoroughly in love with the southerri
A quarter page advertising space
in this issue gives particulars about
the Annual Picnic and Rally of the
Gleaners of Van Buren county, which
will be held at Hall Spring Brook,
Almena, on Wednesday, July 30th.
It is confidently expected that this
will be the greatest gathering of
Gleaners ever held in the county.
State Senators H. F. Baker and B.
G. Davis are among the speakers of
the day.
The Boy Scouts plan a "Tag Day"
for Saturday of this wcek This is
the first time that this organization
has asked for financial assistance,
and it is hoped that the business
people and all residents of the com
munity will contribute liberally. The
Bey Scout organization is a grand
thing for the boys, a credit to the
community and should be encouraged
to the limit. Some money is needed
in any successful organization,, and
the only way the boys can raise a
fund is by the generosity of the
public. Dont turn them down wh.n
approached on Saturday. What you
can spare to them goes to a worthy
cause, and insures the stability and
permanence of the organization.
W. J. Warner and family were in
Kalamazoo on Wednesday.
Clyde Burhans has been mustered
out of military service and is at home
Dr. A, J. Scott and family of Los
Angeles, California are visiting
among Paw Paw friends, and spend
ing some time at Pugsley's lake
Failing health ha3 compelled M. J.
Grenell to abandon' his work at Pugs
ley's lake. He suflferes from a large
tumorous growth in the thorax and
plans to go to a hospital and have
the same removed as soon as he has
had time to get a little rest.
Mesdames Wm. Killefer, W. A.
Prater and E. A. Aseltine gave a
pleasant reception lat Saturday
afternoon at the Killefer home in
honor of Mrs. J. A. OXeary of Dal
las, Texas, who Is here on a visit.
Refreshments were served and a de
lightful afternoon spent. The
O'Leary's have a host of friends in
this community who remain stead
fast through all the years since they
were residents of this village.
Frank Sanger is home from the
west for a weeks visit with his mother
and old Paw Paw friends. He is
enroute home from Atlantic City and
other eastern points, where he has
been a delegate to the National Con
vention of Elks. Frank is a practi
cing attorney, and has been wonder
fully successful in his chosen pro
fession. He is prominent in civic
and political affairs and is at present
a member of the legislature in his
home state.
The Christian Sunday School Base
ball team played a good game of
ball last Saturday with the Lawton
Baptist, the result being 3 to 2 in
favor of Lawton. Simmons for Paw
Paw pitched an excellent game,
errors being responsible for all-of
Law ton's runs. Brown had a great
day in center field by fielding ten
chances cleanly. The Lawton infield
in particular played good ball. Next
Saturday at 4:00 o'clock on the Law
ton diamond, these two teams will
clash again.'A good game is promised
There will be a meeting of World
War soldiers at Memorial hall on Sat
urday evening of this week at 7:30
o'clockThe purpose of the meeting
will be the organization of a local
branch of the American Legion. The
intent and purpose of the new organ
ization will undoubtedly be similar to
the Grand Army of the Republic,
which was organized soon after the
close of the Civil War, and which has
continued through all the succeeding
Ma.'or Arthur S. I.'bby will b" p.n
extra attraction at the Chautauqua
this year, an dwill speak on the firs
afternoon, Saturday, August 23rd.
The Major was the American attache
at Frankfort, Germany and was in
Berlin when the war broke out. H
saw the Kaiser draw his sword and
hear dhis famous speech. He was
held a prisoner as a suspected Brit
ish spy and escaped. He bringi a
constructive message based on facts
and information gleaned on theothe
side of the German curtain.
Oran W .Rowland arrived from
Detroit Monday for a visit with his
Grandfather, CapU O. W. Rowland
and other relatives an dfriends.
Oran has been in a hospital in De
troit fo rseveral months, recovering
from shrapnel wounds received on
the battle front in France. He is now
feeling fine, but hasn't recovered the
full use of his shattered arm, and
probably never will. "I haven't any
kick coming though", he says, "I am
much better off than a lot of the
fellows, and am tickled to know thai
I am alive" ,
The following item is clipped from
the Daily News of Daytona Florida,
of Saturday, July 12." A baby daugh
ter was born to Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
Weston at 4:00 o'clock this morning,
at their new home on Goodall Avenue
Daytona Beach. Both Mrs. Weston
and young daughter are doing nicely
Dr. II. L. Merryday was the attend
ing physician. Mr. and Mrs. Weston
now have a typical American family,
a boy and a girl." The parents of
this little Miss were formerly num
bered among the boys and girls of
Paw Paw and attended the public
schools here. The True Northerner
joins the home friends in congratulations.
Clyde Bassett and family are at
Three Mile lake for the remainder of
the summer.
Roscoe Paskett, recently returned
from France spent several days the
ft rst of the week at the Leo E. Prater
The Daily News of Daytona, Flor
ida states that "D. A. Weston is en
joying a short vacation from hi3
duties as assistant cashier at the
East Coast Bank."
Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Prater spent
last week in Northern Michigan,
visiting G. E. Prater Jr. and family
in Cadillac, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul H,
Smith in Big Rapids.
Sergeant Roscoe Plaskett, recently
arrived in Paw Paw ofter spending
two years in Military service. Eight
months of the time was spent over
seas, with Base Hospital Corp3, No.
Supt. O. W. Kaye has entered the
employ of the Decker-Beattie-Decker
Buick Company and will sell Buick
cars in the townships of Decatur,
Hamilton and Keeler during the sum
mer vacation.
Tom Brown has exchanged his
residence in the village for a farm
near Four Mile lake known as the
"Coy Place. We understand that his
billiard parlors are for sale, that he
intends to move to the farm in the
spring, and become a full fledged
Wm. A. Prater returned Saturday
from Humbolt, Tennesee and is spend
ing a few days with his family hem.
He is in the employ of The North
American Fruit Exchange, and will
leave soon for Trenton, New Jersey
in the interest of the company. Mrs.
Prater will accompany him on this
The Tri-county Funeral Directors
and Embalmers association, embrac
ing Berrien, Cass and Van Buren
counties hel dtheir annual convention
in Memorial hall last Friday. About
sixty undertakers and their wives
were present, and a fine program was
carrie dout. A fine dinner was ser
ved by the R. N. A. Lodge. Our
townsman, Charles' Lake was elected
to the office of Vice president of the
The Chautauqua perhaps more ,than
any other institution, has been in
strumental in arousing public senti
ment, molding public opinion and
educating the masses of the great
middle class. With these things in
mind, the program this year has been
prepared. It contains food for
thought an daction. The "Camou
f.agc" will h-j stripped r.vay l
there will be music, fun and frolic
quite as much as figures and facts.
It will be a great program from start
to finish ,and every man, woman and
child within driving distance from
Paw Paw should have a season ticket
this year. The dates are August 23
to 29, both days inclusive.
This has been quite a busy week
for the sheriff's force and consider
able work o nthe criminal calendar
of the court is the result. Jesse
Bronson of Covert was taken into
custody t charged with statutory rapo
one one Bell Hindes, twelve years of
age. Had it not been for the vigil
ance of Prosecutor Adams at the
time the parties were apprehended
the girl would have been a suicide,
She jokingly told the officers that she
would not be here at the time of the
trial. They thought nothing of it
until Adams saw her attempt to
drink something from a glass tumbler
He grabbed the glass from her hand
and found it contained enough paris
green to kill several persons. The
examination of Bronson was held in
Covert on Thursday and he was
bound over to Circuit court for trial.
The girl was turned over to County
Agent, A .F. Hulbert. Another pair,
Esther Hale and Albert Hindes, both
of Covert, were arrested on a charge
of adultery. Hindes has a wife and
two children, but is alleged to have
been living with this young woman
fo rseveral montks. They waived
examination and were bound over to
Circuit court where they will un
doubtedly plead guilty to the charge.
Richard Hoekstra of Grand Rapida
was arrcsto do na charge of obtain
ing money under false pretenses,
plead guilty before Judge Rowland
and paid a fine and costs amoutin.r.
to $12.10.

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