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Number 35
Whloe' Number 4398
Arthur Haveland of White Cloud
is the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Fred
St. Marks Guild will meet at the
home of Mrs. R. W. Broughton next
Monday evening, September 29th.
Mr. and Mrs .McComb and two
sons of Jackson spent Thursday and
Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
L. Miller.
There wil be initiation at the next
Rebekah meeting, Wednesday eve
ning, October 1st. Ail members are
urged to be resent.
Twenty-three relatives gathered at
the home of Mrs. Charles Johnson, it
being her 59th, birthday. A sump
tuous picnic dinner was served and
Mrs. Johnson was the recipient of
many fine gifts .
Zelon Cleveland received a letter
from his brother, Edwin and wife,
spying that they were enjoying a
six weeks visit in Washington, D. C.
Their son Harley has a fine govern
ment position there.
Ray Langdon of Duluth, Minne
sota has been visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Langdon of Al
mena. He came to be present at a
family reunion, the first time in four
teen years that the members of this
family have all been together.
A representative of the Western
Union Telegraph Company was in
Paw Paw last Friday looking over
the situation for a local office. The
details are all arranged with the ex
ception of a wire right of way be
tween Paw Taw and Lawton.
The Seventh Day Adventist church
school opened last week, with Miss
Edith Colburn of Madison, Wisconsin
as teacher. There are ten scholars
in attendance. This school is con
ducted the same as any other school
and the same course of instruction
is given. In addition to the common
branches, the Bible is also taught.
A Goldenrod Party was given at
"Snow Drift Inn," Three Mile Lake
last Friday evening, in honor of Miss
Irene Gibbs on the eve of her depart
ure for Albion College. The place
was a bower of Goldenrod, Mrs. Vic
furnished the music, and the young
people the "Pep." Refreshments
were served by the hostess, Miss
Mary Snow.
A mysterious fire destroyed the fine
barn on the J. D. Solomon place in
Almena township on Wednesday.
The building was all in flames when
discovered about 3:00 A. M. and
nothing could be saved from the con
tents whiVh included hay, grain, tools
hr.: ;es, etc. and about two tons of
gr;.- The loss is only partially
covered by insurance.
Scott D. Hall passed away at his
home in Mattawan last Sunday eve
ning. While the cricical illness was
of short duration, he has been in fail
ing health for a year or more, follow
ing a slight stroke of paralysis. He
was one of the esteemed and highly
respected citizens of Almena town
ship for many years, and will be
missed by a large circle of staunch
Last Thursday was Miss Irene
Shacfer's 16th, birthday, and her
mother perpetrated a complete but
enjoyable surprise on her. A fine
company of Miss Irene's young
lady and gentlemen friends were in
vited in, a fine supper served and a
general good time enjoyed. Miss
Shacfer's sixteenth birthday will 1
one of the bright sports in her
memory in the years to come.
Postmaster Colo has .received a
communication from the Superinten
dent of Sales of the U. S. Govern
ment, stating that arrangements
have been completed for the trans
portation of Government supplies
ordered by consumers, and that de
livery will now be expedited just as
soon as possible. Those who have
ordered supplies however are asked
-to exercise as much patience as pos
sible, as a total of over one hundred
and sixty million pounds of supplies
have been ordered, and it is an im
rnense task to transport Buch a vast
amount of any commodity through
the mails. Assurance is given the
Postmaster that shipments have al
ready begun, tkat they will be made
in the order in which orders were re
ceived, and delivery expedited to the
fullest extent possible .
Gene Olin was in Coloma on busi
ness Wednesday.
Mrs. F. D. Jacobs is visiting at
the home of her son, Leon Jacobs.
Mrs. M. L. Decker who has been in
Petoskey for several weeks returned
to her home hero on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace McDonald and
son uan of Grand Kapids were
guests of her mother, Mrs. Elvira
Morrison on Tuesday.
The Secretary of State reports
3,119 deaths in Michigan during the
month of August, and 0,315 births
during the same period of time.
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Young of South
Haven are in Paw Paw this week
assisting with the grape harvest at
the Young's farm, west of town.
Miss Marian Mutchler will leave
next Sunday for Ann Arbor to re
sume her course of study in the Uni
versity. This will be Miss Marian's
second year at the U. of M.
Miss Elsie Tuttle left Thursday
morning for Macon, Georgia to re
sume her work as teacher in the
schools of that city. She has had a
fine position there for a number of
Mrs. E. M. Kingsbury who has
been here several weeks to be with
her sister, Mrs. Leonie Barton who is
recovering from a serious illness, re
turned to her home in Ann Arbor on
Mr. and Mrs. Will Neil are moving
to Kalamazoo this week, where their
daughter Wilmenia will attend school
Mr. Neil will stay in Paw Paw about
a month looking after business affairs
Henry Long took their furniture to
their new home on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bangs F. Warner
were in Centerville, St. Joseph coun
ty on Wednesday and Thursday to
attend a State Tractor demonstration
Mrs. Volney R. Olds of Hartford who
has been a guest at the Warner home
for several days accompanied them
on the trip.
Miss Amelia Bentley passed away
in Hartford last Friday evening. She
has been in failing health for a num
ber of years but was able to be up
and around only a brief time prior to
her death. She was seventy-one
years of age, and had been a resident
of Paw Paw nearly all of her life,
going to Hartford to be cared for
something like two years ago.
Funeral services were held in the
Robinson cemetery near Goblevillo
on Sunday ,Rev. Arthur Trott officia
ting. Several from Paw Paw were
in attendance.
A Fall Automobile Show is some
thing out of the ordinary in Van
Buren county, but the South Haven
Chamber or Commerce have planned
for a four days auto show to be held
at the Big Casino in that city com
mencing at noon Wednesday and clos
ing at midnight Saturday, of this
week. Every agency of the county
is represented and many from the
surroundi ng counties. Johnson's
Concert orchestra of Kalamazoo is
furnishing the music, and the eve
nings are enjoyed with dancing.
Leo Warner has been in Paw Paw
a part of the week. He is about
ready to sever his connection with
the State Banking department to en
gage in a more lucrative business
with headquarters at De Kalb, Ill
inois. He has been a State Bank In
spector now for upwards of three
years, and is rated as one of the best
Inspectors in the department. The
experience gained will be of inesti
mable value to him in the business in
which he is about to engage, and The
True Northerner joins his Paw Paw
friends in best wishes for his happi
ness and prosperity in the new field
of labor.
The home of Rev. and Mrs. A. 0.
Carman in Windsor township, was
the scene of a pretty home wedding
on Wednesday evening, September
17th, when their second daughter,
Theo, was united in marriage to
Arthur J. Hungerford of Lapeer, the
father of the bride officiating. Hie
ring service was used, and the father
of the groom played the wedding
march from Mcndelesohn. The bride
was beautifully dressed in white and
carried white asters. Ice cream and
cake were served to the guests, of
whom about fifty were in attemlance.
Mr. and Mrs. Hungerford will live at
Lapeer where their home is furnish
ed in readiness for them. The Tine
Northerner joins the Paw Paw
friends im congratulations.
Mrs. H. L. McNeil was the guest of
Mattawan relatives the first of the
Services will be held at the Presby
terian church next Sunday at the
usual hour. Rev. Percy Nickless
will speak, and Mrs. Frances Riley
will sing. Sunday school as usual.
Mr. and Mrs. George Austin, west
of town, are the proud parents of a
nine pound baby boy, born to them
last Saturday. The young man will
answer to the name of "Newell B."
Miss Alice Scovel is home from her
work in Battle Creek to assist in the
grape harvest. After that is com-
Jpleted, the Scovel family are plan
ning to start for California, which
will probably be their future home. -
Mrs. Fred Reichhelm andlittle
daughter of Effingham, Illinois were
guests of Miss Kathryn Smith tho
first of the week. Mrs. Reichhelm
will be remembered by Paw Paw
people as Miss Van Fleet, formerly of
this village.
Herman Braun Jr. of Chicago is
the guest of Lake Cora friends, and
was a pleasant caller at The True
Northerner Office on Wednesday.
Mr. Braun is a violinist of national
repute, and was at one time a mem
ber of the celebrated Theodore
Thomas orchestra.
Ed Nash had a close call from
serious injury last Monday morning.
He was crossing the pavement on
Main street, when the fender of a
passing auto knocked him to the
pavement. He suffered a scalp wound
and severe bruises on the body. He
is able to be around, but suffers con
siderably from the accident. The
driver of the car was a stranger here
and one of a party enroute with a
string of new Dodge cars. Under-
sheriTf Barker was called, but there
was no grounds on which the driver
could be detained and he was permit
ted to proceed on his way.
Owing to the fact that the road
east and west of Hartford is closed
during the construction of the new
concrete highway across the town
ship, tho county fair officials are
marking the best dtours to aid
motorists from these directions in
reaching the Van Buren County Fair
which opens September 30th. The
detours arc in good condition and the
roads are ample to care for the
heavy traffic to the county fair.
Motorists from the east should
follow the state road from Lawrence
to a point west of the county farm,
where they will encounter the sign
marking the detour. From Berrien
county and the west the detours will
be plainly marked. No motorist
should hesitate to visit the county
fair because of road conditions. Tho
fair officials havn taken every pains
to enable drivers to reach Hartford
with the least inconvenience, and in
no instance will the detours necessi
tate more than three miles of extra
driving. Roads leading to Hartford
from the north and south are in
good condition and no detours are
necessary. From the east and west
it will be necessary only to watch
for the signs and follow the arrows
to tho fair.
Alexander J. Austin was born in
i !
Lyons, New fork April 18, and , ,M .
' . . ' ' k has ever been offered before. It is
entered into rest beptember lbth,' . . . ,
. . , . i the musical treat supreme. It is tho
1919 at the advanced age of eighty- (ki d f j President Wilson re-
days. With his parents he came to
Oakland County, Michigan in i3b.
lhey then moved to Van Buren coun
ty in X6V1 where Mr. Austin has
lived ever since. In lbb3 he entered
the service of his country, lie ser
ved to the end of the war under
General Sherman and was with him
m his memorable march to the sea.
Alter his discharge irom the army
he returned to his home near Paw
1'aw. lie was married to May A.
Kitson on January 23rd, 1870. To
this union two children were born
pGrace E. and Charles R. wko still
survive him. His wife preceded him
to the beautiful beyond December 11,
1897. Mr. Austin had four brothers
and two sisters, all of whom have
gone before him except Darwis F.
Austin of Hillsdale, Michigan. It is
interesting to dwell on Mr. Austin's
good christian qualities. He has
lived all his married life in the house
in which he died. Every one who
knew him was his friend for to know
him was to love him. Yi is gone
but will not soon be forgotten.
Funeral services were held from the
home Friday, September 19th. Elder
Thompson of Cassopolis efficiating.
Burial at Austin cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gustino were
Sunday guests at the F. V. Hodges
.Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Summy motor
ed to Bear Lake near Bloomirigdale
last Sunday and spent the day at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. do Roche r.
Mrs. Henry Johnson oi Minneapolis
is the guest of Paw Paw friends.
Mrs. Johnson will be remembered a3
Miss Edith Coy, a former resident of
this village.
E. F. Alexander of Monarch, Wyom
ing, has purchased the D. L. Fisleigh
residence just south of the K. L. S.
and C. Ry tracks on South Kalama
zoo street. " Mr. Alexander is . inter
ested in coal mining in the west and
will make Paw Paw his home. Mrs.
Alexander and two children are al
ready here.
A. E. Geldorf, son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Lee and well known
here is a member of the reportorial
party with President Wilson on his
nation wide speaking tourf For the
past two years Mr. GeldhofT has
been doing special work for a news
syndicate in Washington, D. C. After
finishing his present work however,
he will return to Chicago to accept ;
a position with the Chicago American
The childrens' library which is a
modern feature of library work is
about to be materialized. Mr. and
Mrs. Will Payne have given gener
ously to this part of the library liter
ature. It was only in comparitively
recent years that a childrens' library
was ever attempted in a large city of
the east. On request Mr. Payne pre
sented several volumes of his own
writings. Paw Paw is certainly for
tunate in claiming these distinguish
ed citizens, who are interested in this
work for the betterment of its young
Harold Bell Wright's greatest
novel "The Eyes of the World" at
last has been made into a motion
picture and it has proven one of the
greatest successes of the year. This
immense photoplay will be shown at
the Elite, Kalamazoo's leading the
ater, four days starting next Sunday
afternoon. This is one of the real
motion picture events of the season.
Kalamazoo is the second city in the
state to see "The Eyes of the World"
This great picture was shown for the
first time at the Broadway Strand
theatre in Detroit last week and ow
ing to the great demand for seats it
was held over for an indefinite run.
It is still playing to capacity business
The novel was by long odds the most
popular novel written by Harold Bell
Wright. It contains worlds of action
and deep suspense. For that reason
it is not surprising that it has de
veloped into one of the greatest and
most thrilling pictures ever put on
the screen. Pcnr price? w?!l pre
vail during the Elite, engagement, it
is announced.
Jaz with a kick in it like an army
mule, ballads that tug hard at the
heart strings ,syncopation that sets
the heels a-shaking and the greatest
of operatic arias, all in startling con
trast, will be heard at the big state
Armory in Kalamazoo ,for two eve
nings starting tonight , when Henry
Conf vn? nr1 ViJa fomnila ftTT YmTA
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o Vm off wpfiAn J n T h i n rr this
cently demanded on his trip across
the Atlantic. Three of the greatest
concerts ever hoard in the big state
building. Incidently after the audi
ence has enjoyed everything in the
way of music offered by Santrey tho
great baritone of the New York
Hippodrome, the Jazz band, now on
a coast to coast tour, will furnish the
i usic for -dancinff untn midnight.
Make no mistake, the old jazz -stuff
will go to your feet. No program in
musical or stage annals has ever
been constructed on similar lines to
this. No matter what kind of music
you like, it will be found on tho
twenty-four number concert preced
ing the big dance. Each member of
the band is an artist and a soloist of
national reputation. Santrey has,
without exaggeration, the greatest
Jazz band in America today. After
you hear these players you will then
easily understand why Caruso and
other great artists declare that tho
nation is going Jazz mad. You'll
be willing to answer "present" to tho
charge. A laro number from here
who hoard this wonderful band at
Hartford on Tuesday night it is un
derstood, have planned to attend tho
Santrey Jazz band concerts at Kala
mazoo during tho next two evenings.
Advertised Letters: Miss Mildred
Curry Miss Evelyn Ertel, A Monk &
Son, Miss Lillian Radley.
C .B. Phillips and Mrs. Alfred
Harding of Aurora, Illinois spent the
week end at the home of their sister,
Mrs. S. V. Fowler.
Glenn Munson, foreman at the
Free and Mutchler Mills, had the
misfortune to lose the first finger of
the left hand while at work in the
mill last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sherman are
planning to spend the winter in the
South Land. Mr. Sherman is not in
the very best of health, and it is
hoped the change will be of much
benefit to him.
Mrs. James Mcintosh of Spring
port, Michigan called at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hodges on Sun
day last. She was motoring through
to Hartford for a visit with her
J. R. Hewitt of Plymouth, Indiana
was in Paw Paw the first of the week
enroute to Bloomingdale to attend
the funeral of a brother-in-law, Eber
Cooley. Mr. Hewitt was at one time
a schoolmate of our townsman, F. V.
Victory buttons will be issued at
the Kalamazoo Recruiting Station on
Saturday, September 27th by Colonel
Ralph McCoy. The distribution will
be made from 1:00 to 6:00 P. M.; and
soldiers must have their discharge
papers with them in order to get the
Mrs. S. A. Breed passedaway at
her home in Waverly township last
Monday morning, after a brief ill
ness. Funeral services were held
from the Covey Hill church Wednes
day morning. Mr. Breed is reported
to be very ill at this writing.
The Misses Dorothy Tuttle and
Martha Thayer leave Saturday of
this week for Kalamazoo where they
will enter the Western State Normal
school. Mrs. Louise Thayer will
accompany them to make a home for
the girls during the school year.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Barker aro
exceedingly glad over the arrival of
another daughter on Sunday evening
last. The little Miss tipped the scales
at seven and a half pounds, and will
be known to her friends as "Cora
Laurene". This is not the name
that Dwight had originally selected,
but often times circumstances neces
sitate a change even in the selection
of a name. Anyway, the genial
Under sheriff is mighty proud of his
quartet of daughters who in the near
future will be numbered among the
young ladies of the community.
Paw Paw fight fans will be afford
ed the opportunity to see Homer
.Smith, considered by moot U'aI
authorities as the logical man to
meet Jack Dempsey whenever the
champion decides to defend his title,
in action near home this Friday after
noon, when he tackles Jack Nelson,
Chicago heavyweight, in ten rounds
at Dowagiac. The fight is scheduled
to start at 3:30 P. M. The fight is
being held in conjunction with the
Cass County home coming of world
war etorans. It is in answer to
many invitations from the toys who
but a short time ago wore the khaki,
that Smith is appearing as the feat
ure attraction to their reunion. Most
of the ex-service men of Cass coun
ty served at Camp Custer, where
Fit's protege became a camp favorite
with followers of the glove game.
Smith's performances of the past
three weeks have created a sensation
in fistic circles of the state and
caused a wide demand for his. ser
vices throughout Michigan. All of
his fights since re-entering the ring
on Labor Day have been won via the
K. O. route. September 2nd, the
Benton Harbor man sent Andre An
derson sprawling to the canvas in
the second round for the count of 10
at Kalamazoo; a week later Joe Ber
ger, navy champion, was straighten
ed out with a stifT right to the jaw in
the second round before a huge crowd
at Battle Creek, while on September
17th, Terry Keller fell a victim to
Smith's punches at kalamaoa,
Referee Dickerson stopped tho
slaughter in the third round. Fight
critics are already branding Smith as
the next world's champion. They
don't say how long it will take the
local man to mount the highest pin
nacle of sportdom, but they are firm
in their faith that Smith will be tho
next man to wear the much sought
crown that will proclaim, him king
of pugilism.
Dr. O. H. Miller and family have
closed their cottage at Lake Cora
and returned to Chicago.
Lovers of equine speed will see
their favorite sport staged under the
most favorable conditions at the Van
Buren county fair at Hartford, Sep
tember 30th, to October 3rd, if Old
Sol deigns to smile upon the venture
with his usual favor. The fine track
is in the pink of condition and driv
ers who have been making the circuit
of Michigan race meets are saying
that It is by far the fastest half
mile circle in the state. The races at
the fair will be the "wind-up" for
many of the horses now being driven
at the Michigan meets. A majority
of the racing events will be out of
the way when the Van Buren county
fair opens, and horsemen are looking
toward Hartford as the final event
of the season in Michigan. Nine
races are scheduled, with a total of
$2,350 in purses, and the early en
tries show that a number of horses
will make their initial appearance on
the Hartford track this fall. The
races occur on the afternoons of Oct
ober 1, 2 and 3. Wednesday's card
is a 2:30 trot, a 2:15 pace and a 2:12
trot. On Thursday the pacers will
predominate a 2:30 pace, a' 2:20 pace
and a 2:18 trot being carded. Friday
will bring a 2:24 trot, a 2: 5 pace
and a free-for-all pace. . As usual at
Hartford, Fischer's Exposition or
chestra will entertain the grandstand
crowds and aeroplane flights will be
sandwiched in between the heats.
Men and women from every coun-.
ty in Michigan met with the officers
of the state organization and the ex
ecutive committee in Detroit Thurs
day to make plans for Michigan's'
participation in the nation-wide cam
paign to provide suitable memorials
to the late Theodore Roosevelt. The
intensive campaign will commence on
October 20th, and culminate on Roose
velt's birthday, October 27th. The
movement was started some weeks
ago by friends and admirers of Col.
Roosevelt, and some of the most
prominent men and women of the
nation are identified with it. It is
proposed to erect a fitting monument
in Washington and to establish a
national memorial park at Oyster
Bay, Long Island, which, it is hoped,
will include Sagamore Hill, the Roose
velt home to be preserved like 'Mount
Vernon and the home of Abraham ;
Lincoln at Springfield. The campaign
is to be entirely . nonpartisan and
every man, woman and child in the
United States will be given an oppor
tunity to help perpetuate the memory ;
of Colonel Roosevelt as an outstand
ing example of splendid American
Citizenship. Paul H. King of De
troit has been selected by the Nation
al commission as chairman for Mich
igan, and the Van Buren county or
ganization together with plars for
t!.o ca:;;p.g:i v,
Li arr-:.u.ceu In'
next weeks issue of this paper.
Robert Cavanaugh '20
Maxwell Jennings, Devere Fish and
John Lyle entered school on Monday.
School Day at the County Fair
will be next Wednesday October 1st.
Marjorie Jacobs has withdrawn
from school to enter Parsons' Busi
ness College.
There was a High School Athletic
Association Benefit Dance held last
Friday. The money helped pay the
deficit from last year.
The Glee Club held a meeting last
Thursday and elected the following
officers. President, Ruth Hinckley;
Secretary, Margaret Petrie; Treasur
er, Alice Tubbs.
Miss Marshall is teaching the Do
mestic Science Classes, canning by
three methods this year. The hot
pack, cold pack, and steaming in
cans. This week they made pickles
and jelly. . '
There will be no Manual Training
this year, so this room has been con
verted into a lunch room for Rural
pupils by the Domestic Class.
The Sophomore's held a Class meet
ing and chose Miss Keats, Class Ad
visor. On October 9th, and 10th, a Coun
ty Teachers' Institute will be held in
the High School Assembly room.
Due to this fact there will be no
school on thoso dates. The Band will
furnish the music Thursday and the
Glee club on Friday.

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