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ALL HOME RRIINT--
PAW PAW, MICHIGAN, FRI
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Mrs. Elizabeth Clark and daughter
Celia, left on Tuesday for Dallas,
Texas to spend the winter with rela
tives. Daniel Van Antwerp of Porter
township was a recent visitor at the
home of his cousin, J. N. Smith and
Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Van Vleck en
tertained the members of the Crib
bage club at their home on Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Pompey and family
of Covert have moved into the home
recently vacated by Leon Jacobs and
family. Mr. Pompey purchased this
property some time ago.
A letter from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Buys, dated Miami, Florida, Decem
ber 4th, states that they had a fine
trip down there, but are very much
disappointed in Florida.
Mrs. Herbert Geddes and Mrs.
Bacon entertaintd Miss Edna Dahl
of St Paul, Minnesota for a few
days last week. She was travelling
from Washington D. C. to her home
in the west.
Attorney W. J. Barnard was in
Grand Rapids on Monday to appear
for Gladstone Beattie in the New
berry indictment matter. Mr. Bar
nard will be one of the attorneys for
the defense in the trial of the indict
Madison Caldwell of Dwight, 111.,
accompanied the remains of his wife,
formerly Bertha Clapp, here for
burial. The father, Willis Clapp and
daughter Marjorie went last Thurs-
day on receipt of the news of her
The True Northerner is in receipt
of a catalogue from the South Bend
Business College." This institution
has a splendid reputation and offers
some attractive inducements to young
people who are contemplating a bus
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31 r. and Mrs. Zensen who have been
visiung ai me uraniey rarm ior a
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couple of weeks left on Friday for
their home in Waterloo. Nohmd-.n.
Mrs. Miller accomnanied thorn a. far
as Three Rivers where she will visit
a daughter, Mrs. C. Vermculen and
her son Harry who is with the Shef-
field Car company of that city.
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School Lyceum course will be the
celebrated Dunbar Male Quartet and a resident of this community passed
Bell Ringers Company on Friday eve- jaway at .the State Hospital in Kala
ning, December 19th. This company muzoo, December 2nd. The remains
j? otip of the best of its kind on the wore brought to Paw Paw for burial
kan concert platform. They in Prospect. Funeral services were
h:;vo given more than two thousand jheld in tho Hawley and Warner
concerts and have travelled nearly a Chapel, Rev. H. H. Anderson officia
half million miles in America and ting.
Europe. A sufficient amount of humor
is introduced to leaven the program
properly and to sustain the reputa
tion leng held by the Dunbars as
musical entertainers extraordinary.
Prof. W. H. Hobbs of the U. of M.
made another trip to Van Buren coun
ty last. Friday and Saturday to will be with the Cubs for at least an
gather further information relative other year,
to tho meteor which is supposed to
have dropped in this locality recentlv. ! There will be a special Convocation
Mr. Hobbs feels confident that this
mptnor will ovpntiinllv K inot
somewhere in the north-western part
of this county, and requests persons
-who made observations at the time ofllccrs f tn chapter make a special
or who have gathered important in- rcnuest that all chapter members so
formation since that' time to com- far a;s PiWc be present for this
municate with him at Ann Arbor, !nicetnS
care' of the University, where he is! n ff . . ,
t,j ii . . Following are the officers elected
at the head of the Geological depart- . . w m. xt r c
ment I in Paw Paw Chapter No 34 R. A. M.
at the annual election last Monday
Mrs. Bertha Clapp Caldwell, daugh- night: -M. II. Young, H. P.; C. C.
ter of Willis Clapp of this place, died 'Young, K.; Oscar Wheeler, S.; E. F.
at her home in Dwight, Illinois last .Parks, Treas.; Wm. Killefer, Sec;
week Thursday. The remains were E- Stanley Briggs, C. of H.; H. H.
brought to Paw Paw for burial, and Adams, P. S.; Roy Tuttle, R. A. C;
the funeral was held from the Clapp H. Bolinger, M. 3rd V.; Leon
home on Sunday, Rev. E E. Shouffler , Dowlas, M. 2nd, V.; R. M. Bangs, M.
officiating. Deceased was born in 1st. V.
Appleton, Minnesota, May 30th, 1883.
She came to Paw Paw with her par
ents in 1894 and grew to young
womanhood here. She was married
to Madison Caldwell of Cisne, Illinois moro scrious- About five miles west
in the year 1904, and lived in St. !of lhc citT' shc mct a strin of Dort
Iouis for five years when the city of cars in transit. She turned out to
Dwight, Illinois became their home. allow them to pass, but one of the
The leaves a husband, father, three (machincs hit her car, smashing it up
listers and four brothers. She was (quite badly. Mrs. Higgs was not in
aembcr of the Baptist churchand jured, and after considerable fixing
hjphly esteemed and respected by all (was able to proceed with her own
v ho knew here. machine.
Thin Cole now drives a new Olds
L. M. Fair is now an employee at
the Michigan State Hospital in Kala
mazoo. The village snow plow made the
first trip of the year last Wednesday
Leo Mather of Chicago is spending
a few weeks at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C E. Mather.
Mrs. Harden Winslow who submit
ted to an operation at Bronson
hospital recently is slowly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Arley Lyle, his
mother and sister were Sunday guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
There will be a special communi
cation of Paw Paw Lodge No. 25
F. and A. M. next Tuesday evening,
December 16th. for work in the First
Mr and Mrs. Willard Warner of
South Haven were week end visitors
in Paw Paw. Willard has a good
position in the Overton Piano factory
in that city.
Mrs. Zilpha Ferguson has returned
from the hospital in Kalamazoo.
While she has not yet recovered her
usuarhealth and strength, she is
Mrs. Claude Snow went to Grand
Rapids Thursday to be with her
husband who was taken ill while on a
business trip there, arfd is unable to
return home yet.
The R. N. A. will hold a Bazaar
and Bake Sale at Memorial Hall on
I December 16th. There will be Christ
j mas presents ,etc for sale, and the
public are cordially invited.
I Mlas May AuttIe returned t0 her
j business in Bloomfield, New Jersey
on Wednesday. She has been at tho
,home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George L. Tuttle since last June.
Farmers week this year at the M.
A C. will be from February 2nd, to
6th, inclusive. Speakers of national
reputation will be heard by the
'assembled agriculturists during tho
Neighbors and friends gave Mr.
r;i Tiov . ;cn
v.vn .wivn c iii.ovviiuii-
ew inCf p,Mn ! of
the home of W. J. Bale. A fine
supper was served, an enjoyable
J social evening spent, and Mr. and
Mrs. Haworth were the recipients of
Robert Chapman, for many years
Bill Killefer is spending a week or
so at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Killefer. His wife is
with a sister in the East, and Bill
will leave soon to join her for the
holidays. He has affixed his signature
to another attractive contract and
)f iaw l'aw Chapter 34 R. A. M.
next MonHny evening, December 15th.
Woik in lhc M M- E' M- de
ffrces on three candidates. The
Mrs. Higgs met with an accident
while driving to Kalamazoo last Mon-
which m,nt havc bccn uch
Miss Mary O'Grady was a Kalama
zoo visitor on Thursday.
Douglas Hindenach was home from
the M. A. C. to spend the week end
with his parents.
Mrs. A. L. Hindenach entertained
the members of the Maids and Matrons
club last Saturday evening.
Henry Emery and wife of Kalama
zoo were guests of their uncle, A, A
Pike and family over last week end.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Van Tassel
went to Lansing: last Friday and
came home with two new Oldsmo-
Mr. and Mrs, H. W. Showerman
will leave for Florida about January
1st, and will spend the remainder of
the winter there. '
Mrs. W. J. Johnson will leave De
cember 20th, for Winnepegi Canada
to spend the holidays with her daugh
ter, Miss Caroline, who is in college
The annual Rod Cross Seal drive
is now on and it is the duty of every
citizen to buy liberally of these
stamps and to do their full part in
this great movement.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Christian Church will serve a Cafa
teria supper at the Church parlors on
.Tuesday evening, December 16th, be
ginning at 5:30 o'clock.
The Third Division of the Ladies
Aid society of the Presbyterian
church wili entertain the other di
visions at the home of Mrs. David
Burk on Tuesday, December 16th.
! A letter from Herbert Geddes to hLs
wife here, states that it has been
I fourteen degrees below zero in South
Dakota where he is during the week
iThe coldest weather known in years
theie at this time of the year.
Hindenach and Van Tassell
I Paw Paw iW c-mnpnv have se-
cured the agency for the celebrated
veitisinir space in this issue gives
i)me of. Uje many q car
Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Hoyt's generous
donation to the New Library, will be
the installation of a fine new drink
ing fountain. All these liberal
jBts to the library Dy the public
spirited citizens 01 tnis community
,xviU be. sPlendicl memorials to their
generosity through the years to come
The big blizzard which was schedul
ed to sweep over this section this
week, arrived Tuesday evening. It
was not as severe however as antici
pated. Mercury dropped to Zero and
there was some snow and a heavy
wind during the night. Wednesday
was fair however, and it is now just
ordinal v good winter weather.
Mrs. T. A. Sprague was called to
Grand Haven last Monday by the
death of a cousin, Mrs. Nancy Palmer
who was at one time a resident of
Hartford and South Haven in this
county. Mrs. Sprague will return
hereto FDcnd the holidays after which
she expects to return to Grand Ha
ven and make her home with a sis
ter, Mrs. Charles Thurston.
Theie was a quiet wedding at the
home of Mrs. Mary Dodge in this
village last week Wednesday, when
,her daughter Miss Vera became the
.bride of Bert Gleason. Rev. E. E.
Shouffler officiated, using the' ring
service. Only the immediate relatives
were present. The True Northerner
joins the host of local friends of thia
estimable couple in congratulations
and best wishes
A corps of n'ghteen men arc can
vassing Van Buren county this week!Monday morning the local officers
in the interest of the State Farm
Bureau organization. 'Eight town-
Rhips have been completed as we go ;hazards. Sheriff Lang and Deputy
to press, and the canvass shows that.YounK armcd witn Rnot suns had
approximately eighty-five per cent of barely reached tho Dyckman house
the farmers visited are enthusiastic
enough to sign up at once. A con-
siderable l.umber of those who are
not yet ready to sign will eventually
become members. The cost is $10.00
per year for each member, one half
of which goes to the state and
national organization and the other
half remains in the county organ
ization. ' It will be a mighty strong
organization in Michigan, and it is
difficult to understand why a single
farmer should hesitate about joining.
Tho local officials of the county organ
'zation Anticipate a membership in
this county of at least two thousand
when the work i-t completed.
coon and possum. Upen seusOTPoTf
everything from November 1st, to
March "1st. Ernest bought a farm
j there and wiTI move soon. "That
the country for me" is the way he
Ramson O. Thayer, formerly of
Paw Pa Iowa and South Dakota
Vnvnmhni- 1 Ai-U 1 Blft IJ
veteran of the Civil War, having ser
ved in a Battery of Michigan Light
Artillery He was for some tme a
prisoner in "Libby" in Virginia. He
passed from this life after but part
of a weeks illness in Los Angeles,
California on November '21st. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Shanbarker, daugh
ter and son-in-law came. from Cal-
jgary, Alberta, Canada for the funeral
I Burial was at Sicrro Madre, near Los
'Angeles, and beside the lwns
a son, Roy.
The sprightly step of Postmaster
H. A. Cole has been somewhat accel
erated the past few days and after
diligent inquiry as to, the cause, it
was learned that the advent of a
seven and one-half pound daughter
at the home of Mix and Mrs. Fred F..
Latshaw accounted for Grandpa Cole's;
change in manner. Lucile Kathcrine
Latshaw arrived on Wednesday morn
ninS bright and early 2:30 being
ine nour- ine mother and babe are
both doinjr nicely and the father is
attending to his duties at Snow's
t Hardware store with a broad
j parental smile. Grandma Latshaw of
( Chicago Is assisting in the care of
, mother and babe.
Sheriff Lang and Deputy Merle H.
Young did a nice piece of work last
Monday in apprehending three youth
ful auto thieves. About four o'clock
were asked to be on the lookout for
the party and to ptop them at all
:corncr wncn car camo around the
bcnd h? iho pcno1 house- Seeing
the mce they turned north at
jMaln aml Nilcs street ar 4 attempted
ito rivo around them. Tncy were
;rioacled off however.at the Soule cor-
ner' anrt t71 ,nt0 custody, ine
boys gave their names as Gleason
Rcider, Vernon Johnson and Grant
Austin, all from Lansing. They were
16 and 17 years of age. and had
stolen an Oldsmobile machine from
the streets of Lansing Sunday after
noon. They were armed with a rifle
but had no inclination to use it after
looking down the barrels of the shot
guns in the hands of the officers.
1570 and to IfTeiti OUU u.iu ua
oorn, Winnie, now Mrs. Will Taylor
and the faithful wife and daughter
survive Hn. Charley wan a farmer
up until the later years of his life,
when he became a stocx buyer,, fruit
broker, ar.ci was connected with many
other projects. He was one of' the
organize! s of the Paw Paw Grape
Juice Company and was a director
until recently. He organized the Paw
Paw fruit Growers Union, one of
Hie leading Grape associations of tho
county and was its manager until
his oeath. His services to the. mem
bers of this organization were recog
nizl at a recent meeting by a sub
stantial increase in salary. He was
always interested in any project of
interest to the community in which
he lived, avid when the new Court
Hons wa t.'iilt hre, gave urlim'td
tune au tr.eigy duiij tr. j conic.'?
over the location of a site, and tho
various activities of the erection of
the buildings. The Court House is
a fitting memorial to his loyalty to
Paw Paw and his zeal and interest
in the welfare of its people. His
name as chairman of tho Building
committee is engraved on the corner
stone of tho building. Among" the
characteristics that will stand out
prominently in his memory are his
uniform good humor and even tem
perament in adversity and prosperity;
rmd his unstinted interest and atten
tion to his family. He adored his
grandchildren and was happiest when
they were all gathered around him.
He was a good neighbor and a citi
zen, of real worth to the community
in which he lived. The funeral was
held from the home Thursday after
noon, Rev. Arthur Trott officiating.
Interment was in the Wildey ceme
tery, which was at one time a part
cf his father's farm.
Joseph Virgo is now locked behind
the bars in a cell at the County Jail
charged with the crime of murder in
connection with the Tabor mystery
at Lawton. From the time of the
discovery of the decomposed rem'
of Maude Tabor and her baby in a
trunk buried in the basement of fi
Tabor home, until Dr. Warthin, the
eminent pathologist reported the
startling results of his investigation
on Wednesday of this week, a chain
of circumstantial evidence has grad
ually been forged about the accused
man, and there is no doubt in the
minds of those who have conducted
the investigation, that Joe Virgo i
'the guilty man. Others are probably
involved in the crime, and more will
be known about this phase of the
case, when Mrs. Sarah Tabor and son
Ehtor Dollie Kline 20.
The second number of the Lyceum
Course, appearing December 19th,
will interest the young and old. Don't
forget to bring the- children.
The Seniors have selected their
graduation pin antT expect to send
for them this week..
The Junior Red: Cross of the Paw
Paw school has organized Good Fel
lows clubs. The- object is to con
tribute toward the happiness and
successful celebration of the Christ
mas holiday for those who may be
unfortunate or unhappy.
Marie Daines and Doris Finley
have re-cn.tcred school.
V.ve v:jv Pc;.;;- hfw
entered school, having moved here
Supt Kaye will attend the State
Principal's A&sociation at Lansing on
Friday of this week,
The new supplementary reading,
which the Seventh Grade Geography
class is enjoying, deals with repre
sentative American cities.
The Fourth Grade has received a
new set of supplementary reading
'material, entitled: 'American Heroes',
j Miss Brumsted's drawing class are
making pretty Christmas presents.
Her music classes are learning sever
al of the old Christmas carols.
Miss Marshall's sewing classes are
working on Christmas presents.
The pupils of the grades and high
school are selling double Red Crosi
Christmas vacation will begin on
Saturday.the 20th, and will continue
until Monday, January 5th.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday School and Bible Study at
10:00 A. M.
Morning Worship at 11:00 o'clock.
Theme for sermon, "The Power of a
All are cordially invited to attend
Percy II. Nickless, Minister
Owing to the fact that the dam
ages done by the recent storm requir
ed the time and attention of the city
employees, the electric light and
I water bills will not bo ready for pay
ment until after December 15th.
Harold D. Spicer, Clerk,