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Jake Reidl was in Benton Harbor
on business last Wednesday.
Miss Irene Shaefer was the guest
of Kalamazoo friends one day last
week .
Miss Jennie Bale visited her aunt,
Mrs. E. I. Nehr in Kalamazoo last
Mr. and Mrs. Wib Sheldon enter
tained the Up-to-date club last Wed
nesday evening. A fine time is re
ported. Mr. and Mrs. Emery Hulbert en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. Gerow, Mr.
and Mrs. Dell Smith and Ralph Hul
bert at dinner Sunday.
Mrs. A. F. Hurlbut and daughter
Mrs. W. A. Murnbrue and daughter
Louise left Thursday morning, for
Canton, Ohio for a visit with Dell
JIurlbut and wife of that city.
Mrs. Cynthia Carroll, nee Doughty
t)f Mt. Pleasant, visited J. N. Smith
and other friends here this week.
She is enroute to Helena, Montana
-which will be her future home
There is a slump in the marriage
license business, but the hunter's
licenses being issued now makes up
for the shortage of work in the
clerk's office.
Contractors have commenced grad
ing the road east of town preparatory
to cement construction in the spring.
Grading is in progress near Bangs
Hill, and drains being constructed at
the Bale Corners. It will all be
ready for the cement work in the
The True Northerner advertises
three auctions this week. One for
Mrs. Fannie Mitchelson, Saturday
November 8th; For Mike Kowalski,
Tuesday, November 11th; For H.
Salisbury, Friday, November 14th.
Quarter page "ads" of each auction
in this issue tells the story.
Space in The True Northerner this
"week advertises a series of stere
opticon lectures at the Presbyterian
church commencing next Sunday eve
ning. The slides to be used are
taken from Tissot's famous pictures
of the Life of Christ. These ser
vices will be open to the public, and
'every one is cordially invited.
f About fifty neigbhors and friends
of Bert Salisbury gathered at his
"home east of town last Friday eve
ning bringing well filled baskets. It
-was a complete surprise on Mr. and
Mrs. Salisbury, and it is needless to
say a most enjoyable evening was
spent. Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury will
.ncr i i"vc to Paw Paw village.
Ihe High School band are using
space in this issue to advertise a
"Benefit Dance" at the Opera House
this evening. It will be under the
management of Mrs. Higgs, and
Perry's orchestra will furnish the
music. A fine time is assured, and
those who go will have the satisfact
ion of giving a boost for the band.
Charles Carrol Searles passed
away at the home of his son, John
Searles last Monday. He was bom
March 3rd, 1830, in Byron, New York
and had he lived until next March
would have been ninety years of age.
He came to Michigan in 1867, lived
in Bronson a number of years, then
to Grand Rapids and has been a resi
dent of this community for the past
twenty-one years. He was married
to Hannah Shepard of Byron, New
York some seventy years ago, and to
them two children were born, Mrs.
Mary Fitch of Grand Rapids and
John Searles of this vllage. Late
years he has made his home with
liis son and wife here, and has nover
known a sick day until this sHimmer.
He was a great reader and lover of
all out door life, and spent many
happy days on the shores of Three
"Mile Lake. He, ha3 gradually failed
in health all summer, and has been
confined to his bed for about fiV
weeks. He was a splendid character
respected and esteemed by a large
circle of warm personal friends To
"know him intimately, was to admire
Tiira as a man and companion. Short
services were held from the home
rierc, Wednesday morning, and the
remains taken to Grand Rapids for
further services and burial. A grand
daughter, Mrs. Guy Lewis and
"husband of Grand Rapids came on
Tuesday' and accompanied the funeral
party to Grand Rapids.
J Mrs. Clara Sebring of Bangor tea
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mor
rison, east of town.
j Don't forget the High School Band
Benefit Dance at the Opera House
this evening. The band will give a
concert before dancing begins. Buy
a ticket and boost the band.
The Ladies of the Coterie will
serve dinner in the Coterie Club
rooms on Armistice day, Tuesday
November 11th. Those who patron
ize the ladies on this occasion are
assured of a fine dinner.
Frank L. Miller is in Chicago on
business this week.
Bert Colburn and son Myron have
taken rooms with Mrs. J. D. Sails.
, Rev Arthur Trott was in St.
Joseph on Tuesday and Wednesday
to attend the M. E. District Confer
Advertised Letters: C. B. Mar
shall, Miss Saline Sheeby, Miss Vir
ginia, Route 6; C. S. Weaver, Glen
dale. St. Marks Guild will meet with
Mrs. Charles G. Davis on Ionday
evening. Roll call response
"Practical Suggestions."
Alva Burt was home from Kalama
zoo to spend Sunday with his family.
They are planning to move to that
city where Alva has employment.
The Christian Endeavor Society
of the Church of Christ will serve a
Cafeteria Supper in the Church par
lors on Thursday evening, November
13th, from 5:00 to 7:00.. Come!
The Baptist Church Choir furnish
ed the music at St. Marks church on
Sunday afternoon. Their kindness
was highly appreciated and the music
much enjoyed by- the congregation.
Arthur Buys and . wife left on
Tuesday for Florida where they will
spend the winter. They were joined
by a brother Otis Buys and wife of
Chicago and the party will make the
trip by auto.
The Progressive Farmers' club
met with Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Bale on Thursday of this week. A
fine program was enjoyed, one ,of the
features being an address by Hon.
Jason Woodman.
St. Marks Guild, met at the home
of Mrs. J. C. Maxwell on Monday
afternoon. The guest of honor, the
Rev. James H. Bishop of St. Paul's,
church of Dowagiac, gave an instruct
ive talk, after which refreshments
were served and a pleasant social
time enjoyed.
The Roosevelt Memorial Drive is
not yet completed. Owing to the
busy times some precincts have been
unable to completo the work, which
will be resumed at the close of the
Red Cross Membership Drive. Not
a single citizen of Van Burcn coun
ty would approve of closing the work
unfinished, and report a deficiency m
Van Buren county. The quota is
small, and nothing short of "Over the
Top" will be satisfactory to the coun
ty. Let's finish the job at the close
of the Red Cross Drive.
It begins to look as though the
" Weather Man " was arranging
things just right for the Big Ameri
can Legion day in Paw Paw next
Tuesday. A cold wave with occasion
al snow flurries struck this section
the first of the week, but the skies
have cleared and fair weather is
promised for next week. The citi
zens of Van Buren county have been
looking forward for many weeks to
this event, and the local boys have
plans all completed for the entertain
ment of visitors. Among the big
events are a Boxing Match, Base
Ball Game and Raffling of a fine
Overland Car. Alexander and Kille
fer, star battery of the Chicago Cubs
are scheduled to play with the local
boys, and the Stationers of Kalama
zoo, champions of Southern Michigan
will be the opposing team. Tickets
on the Auto have been selling for
weeks, and many more will be sold
before the drawing. Any one can
well afford to take a chance on this
car. There will be music galore, and
Brocatto's Big orchestra has been
secured to furnish the music for the
'Tavement Dance." The High school
Band will play during the day, and
no effort wil be spared to make this
the greatest event in the history of
the county. Lay aside all work next
Tuesday, and help to swell the crowd
Make it a real celebration and home
coming reception for the boys in
. The annual Coterie Bazaar and
Rummage sale will be held this year
at the Club Rooms- on Wednesday
December 10th
Mr and Mrs. Charles Morrison
spent a part of last week with his
sister, Mrs. H. R. McDonald and
family in Grand Rapids, and visited
at the home of W. H. Hall and family
in St. Louis enroute home.
Some splendid features are being
shown at the Idle Hour theatre.
Manager Reeves is buying the best
films that can be purchased, and no
matter what night you decide to go
to the Idle Hour you are sure to see
a fine picture.
The jury reported for duty in the
Circuit Court last Monday morning,
and the first criminal case to be tried
was The People vs. John A. Pratz on
a charge of taking indecent liberties
with a twelve year old 4 girl. The
jury returned a verdict of "Guilty of
Assault and Battery."
The Presbyterian church starts a
series of stereopticon views, depict
ing the life of Christ ,next Sunday
evening at 7:00 o'clock. The slides
are taken from Tissot's famous
pictures. The. services will be open
to the public and every one is cor
dially invited.
There will be a regular Convoca
tion of Paw Paw Chapter No. 34 R.
A. M. next Monday evening. There
is considerable "Work" ahead in the
Chapter, and High Priest M. H.
Young makes a special request of all
chapter members to make a special
effort to be in Chapter next Monday
Miss Alice Wing of Lansing is at
the Harvey home east of town, busily
engaged in cataloguing the library,
which is to be moved to the New
Library building as soon as it is
completed. Miss Wing is from the
State Library board and is an ex
pert in this line of work.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rhode of
Sioux Falls, South Dakota have
made a generous money donation to
the Library. The money given by
Mr. and Mrs. Rhode is to "be used for
the purchase of Reference Books for
the Children's department of the
Library, and the cilivrns of this com
munity are duly grateful to the
doners for this substantial gift.
The ladies of The Maids and Ma
trons club celebrated their annual
Hallowe'en party this year at the
home of Mrs. H. W. Showerman.
The decorations and refreshments
were all in keeping with the, spirit
of the occasion ,and to say that the
ladies spent a "Grand and Glorious"
evening, would be superfluous.
.The 53rd, annual session of the
National Grange association convenes
in the city of Grand Rapids on No
vember 12th, and continues to Novem
ber Elst. It is anticipated that up
wards of 3,000 delegates and visitors
from thirty-three states and the
Domonion of Canada will attend this
session. This is the third visit of
the National Grange to Michigan in
the fifty-three years of its history.
John C. Ketcham, Master of the
Michigan State Grange is making
extensive preparations for the en
tertainment o this distinguished
The Presbyterian Church
Starts a Series of
StareopiliGoini Views
Depicting the life of Christ,
Next Sunday Evening at 7 O'clock
The Slides are Taken from Tissot's
Famous Pictures
The services will be open to the public and every
one is cordially invited.
Mrs. J. D. Sails was in Kalama
zoo on j business last Saturday.
County Drain Commissioner, Chas.
Ashley of Bangor, was in Paw Paw
on business the first of the week.
Commissioner E. V. Root andSupt.
O. V. Kaye attended the State associ
ation of Teachers in Detroit last week
Mrs. A. E. Bulson of Jackson has
been the guest of Mrs. Julio Sheldon
returning to her home the first of
this week.
Members of the I. O O. F. enjoyed
a social dance at their rooms last
Thursday nnrht. There was a good
crowd out and a delightful "evening
Iwas spent.
The "Three Link lowing Club" is
about to resume operations again.
The members of this society will
meet with Mrs. Jacob Reidl next
Thursday afternoon, November 13th.
The Fire Department was called to
the Darling residence on East Ter
ritorial street last Sunday evening.
A small blaze had started in the
basement of the building, but was
extinguished without loss.
Mrs. Anna Ellis departed Wednes
day for her home in Ogden, Utah.
Mrs. Ellis has been here several
weeks packing and storing her fur
niture and having her house put in
readiness for new tenants.
E. D. Johnson has sold his farm
west of Paw Paw to Fred Schoor
of Chicago, who will take immediate
posession. His family will not come
however until next Spring. Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson will spend the winter
in California. They (xuect to return
and make Chicago ther future home.
They have many warm friends here
whose best wishes will accompany
them whereever they may go.
The boxing fans of this vicinity
will have a chance to see a real
championship bout, at the Armory at
Kalamazoo next Monday evening
when Frankie Mason, winner of
more than 150 ring battles and who
holds a decision over Pal Moore, con-
querer of Jimmy Wilde, meets John
ny liosner of New York, also unde
feated in his class, for the flyweight
championship of America. These
two battlers will go ten rounds at
110 pounds and it should be the fast
est bout ever staged in Michigan. In
the semi final Battling Hess of Ft.
Wayne meets Johnny Burton of
Jackson. These two battlers met in
Grand Rapids last week and the fans
of that city declare it was the fastest
go ever staged there. The boys were
anxious to sign up again. They will
travel eight rounds at 135 pounds.
?oldier Pikart, the Kalamazoo lad
who is rapidly forging to the front
in his class meets Joe Putt, the Grand
Rapids battler in the preliminary.
Emerson Dickerson of Grand Rapids
will referee. The Kalamazoo club
announces a new scale in prices. All
ringside scats will sell at $2.00 and
general admission tickets which will
go on sale the night of tho show will
be $1.00. Only the two prices in
force for this show. Reservations
can now be made by phone it is an
nounced, people who attend the
show there Monday night will get
back in time for the Armistice Day
celebration here on Tuesday.
Phineas Cole hauled two loads
grapes to market during the closing
days of the season whose
weight was six tons and two hundred
pounds. He also brought one load
to the station containing 1918 two
quart baskets which brought him
the sum of $335.00.
Several parties of Deer Hunters
have already left for the North
Woods and more are planning to go
the first of next week. Mr. and Mrs.
Phineas Cole and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Clark comprised one party
that is already on the way. They
are making the trip by auto and will
camp near Witch Lake. A. W.
Showerman left with another party
on Thursday.
The O. E. S. will run a Lunch
Counter in the Masonic Dining room
next Tuesday, Armistice Day. Dough-
uts "Hot off the bat", crisp and tasty
coffee brewed by an expert and with
an aroma from Arabia; Sandwiches
built on scientific principles; Hot
soup that will warm the cockle3 of
your heart and loosen up your dimes
all daintily served at the "Sign of
The Big Fried Cake." Remember
the day and place.
The Coterie held their opening
meeting of the year last week Thurs
day. The ladies clubs of Lawton
and Bangor were guests of the local
club, and about ninety were present
in all. Mrs. Burritt Hamilton of
Battle ('reek president of the state
federation was present, and was en
tertained together with Mesdames
Broadwell and Lewis of Bangor, Law
ton and Cornish of Lawton, Des
Voignes of Cassopolis and Olivia
Woodman of Paw Paw, at the home
of Mrs David Anderson, president of
the local club.
Congressman E. L. Hamilton of
this District has been requested by
the War and Navy departments to
make recommendations to fill two
vacancies in both the Naval and
Military acadamies. In accordance
with Mr. Hamilton's practice in the
past, these appointments will be
thrown open to all young men in the
District within the age limit speci
fied by the respective departments.
For the Naval Academy, the age
limit is 16 to 20; and for West Point
17 to 21. Congressman Hamilton's
recommendations will be based upon
'the ratings obtained by applicants in
a preliminary competitive examin
ation to be held at Kalamazoo, "Mich
igan, and conducted by an examin
ing board of the U. S. Civil Service
Commission. This examination will
begin at 9:00 o'clock in the morning
of November 22nd, and applicants
will present themselves to the exam
ining board at the Post Office in
Kalamazoo at that time. The exam
ination will cover the following sub
ject:: Algebra, j;oo;nci.-7, giarm:
and composition, U. S. History,
general history, geography and
arithmetic. All men wishing to take
the examination, or to receive ad
ditional information will kindly write
Congressman E. L. Hamilton, Care
of House of Representatives, Wash
ington, D. C.
The work of the American Red
Cross is not finished. Very muh
yet remains to be done, both in our
own county and in the field at large.
The Red Cross has been named "The
Greatest Mother in the World", and
she does net wish to cease her care
for her children ,even though the
great war is at an end. She docs
not need to ask you for so much as
has been necessary in the past. The
Red Cross Jhowcver, does want every
man, woman and child to be a mem
ber and we do want you to contribute
each $1.00 for such membership, and
the work of the Red Cross. The
work here in Taw Paw is in the
hands of a committee of ladies, with
Mrs. William Longwell at the head.
They will canvass the town for 1.00
memberships, and we hope every
person will respond. And then on
Armistice Day we want to make a
general grand round-up and er"
as members every person who comes
to our town to celebrate that glorious
day. in our country's history. Wc
can not better honor the memory of
those who fell and the heriosm of
those who returned than by making
our contribution .to the work of the
society that was with the boys where
ever they went, and to which many
returned soldiers owe the fact that
they are alive today. Don't make the
ladies hunt you up or coax for your
subscription. Hunt them up. Fay
in your dollar, get your button and
be proud of it.
Percy II. Nickless, Pastor
Bible School 10:00 A.
Superintendent, Fred Latsha.w
Morning Worship 11:00 A. M.
Subject, "Man's Best Wisdom.
The Union services will be held in
this church tonight at 7:00 o'clock,
when an illustrated lecture on the
Life of Christ will be given. The
slides used are taken from Tissot's
famous pictures of the Life of Christ
All are cordially invited to attend
these services. Bring the children
to see the pictures, they are gooi
REWARD I will pay $25.00 reward
for information leading to the arrest
and conviction 'of the party or parties
ties who entered my coal yard about
November 1st, and took about two
tons of chestnut coal from my bins.
41tl F. B. Ocobock
.We have something good for you
Saturday. Look at the Children's
Hats in our east window. We are
making the remarkable price of $1.00
on these hats. Now is the time to
provide for the little girls needs in
headwear. Ladies Hats are also re
duced in price. Come in and let us
show you that they are real bargains
Mrs. Geddes.
car of Chestnut Coal and one car
of Hard Coal Stove size in transit.
Those who are not supplied with hard
coal, would do well to leave orders
early. We have several kinds of
good soft coal on hand, from which
your noed.s may be supplied. Order
now, don't put it off.
41tl Fred B. Ocobock
The Probate Court for the County of
Van Buren
At a session of said court held at
the Probate office in- the Village of
Paw Paw, in said County, on the
4th, day of November ,A. D. 1919.
Present, Hon. Wm. Killefer, Judge
of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of
Drew Cross, deceased.
Luella Drew, Administratrix of
said estate having filed in said court
her final administration account, and
her petition praying for the allow
ance thereof and for the assignment
and distributibn of the residue of
said estate.
It is ordered that the 1st, day of
December A. D. 19,19, at ten o'clock
in the forenoon, at said probate office
be and is hereby appointed for ex
amining and allowing said account
and hearing said petition;
And it is further ordered that
public notice thereof be given by
publication of r conv rf tV"? '--'W for
three sueive wc'.io previous to
said day of hearing, in The True
Northerner, a newspaper printed and
circulated in said county.
Wm. Killefer 4
Judge of Probate
A true copy
Margaret M. Southworth
Register of Probate. 41t3
At a session of said court held at
the Probate office in the village of
of Paw Paw, in said County, on the
3rd, day of November, A. D. 1919.
Present, Hon. Wm. Killefer, Judg
of Probate.
In the matter of the estate of
M. E. Bitely deceased.
Josephine Bitely, sister of said de
ceased, having filed in said court her
petition praying that a certain in
strument in writing, purporting to
be the last will and testament of
deceased, now on file in said court
be admitted U probate, and that the
administration of id estate be
granted to said Josephine Bitely, the
executrix named in said will, or to
some other suitable person.
It is ordered that the 1st, day of
December A. D. 1919, at ten o'clock
in the forenoon, at said probate
office, be and is hereby appointed for
hearing said petition.
It is further ordered that public notice
thereof be given by publication of a
copy of this order, for three success
ive weeks previous to said day of
hearing, in The True Northerner, a
newspaper printed and circulated in
said county.
Wm. Killefer,
Judge of Probate.
A true copy
Margaret M. Southworth
Register of Probate. i 41t3

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