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Friday, December 30, 1892 edition


    Paw Paw
  • Miss Grace Stratton is visiting friends in Paw Paw.
  • Lois Douglas is home from Ypsilanti for the holidays.
  • Mr. Eugene Owen, of Arlington, and Miss Cynthia Farnsworth, of Bloomingdale, were married br Mrs. Anna Barton at her home in Paw Paw, Dec. 22.
  • The Lawton Leader merited the many pretty compliments, which greeted it as it appeared before its appreciative readers last week in its becoming holiday dress.
  • Mark Monroe is home to spend Christmas with his friends, and Sunday found him in his usual place at church and Sunday school, where more of our young men ought to be found.
  • The week of prayer will be observed by a union of the churches, five in number, and a sermon, prayer and social meeting will take the place of the usual stereotyped service, which had assumed more form than spirit. Hopes are entertained that added interest and profit will be the result with "more to follow."
  • A man named Dunning was found dead in the barn at his home, three miles west of Paw Paw, yesterday morning. He had been out to attend to his horses, not returning as soon as usual, his wife became alarmed and went to look for him and found him lying dead. Cause not known; supposed heart disease.


  • William Britton is on the sick list.
  • Sleigh bell jingle merrily on our streets now.
  • Miss Bell Rogers is visiting relatives in Mattawan.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. Hammond Dec. 24th, a girl.
  • Burt Remmington, of Grand Rapids, spent Christmas with his parents.
  • Ashley Rowe and Alfie Peters are home from Ann Arbor to stay during the holiday vacation.
  • A letter from John Rogers reports him much improved in health.
  • Hark! the wedding bells! Don't you hear them? Way down to McDonald's.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Westervelt and little Dela, of Benton Harbor, visited Bangor friends and relatives last week.
  • Mrs. Edna (Hammond) Cook, of Grand Rapids, visited her parents and other friends last week.
  • A sleigh load of Bangor Christian Endeavors attended the county convention of the Y.P.S.C.E. at Covert, Tuesday.
  • William Harvey, is home from Ann Arbor to spend his vacation.
  • Miss Millie Cross is home from her school at Albion college to spend the holidays.
  • Miss Elvia Steavens, of Grand Rapids, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Gacy.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. O. Nyman Saturday, Dec. 24th, a boy.
  • Miss Helen Reynolds is spending her holiday vacation with friends in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean, of Grand Rapids, are visiting Mrs. Dean's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Spencer.
  • The funeral of Mr. H. Moses was held at the Disciple church Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Moses has long been a sufferer with consumption.
  • Miss Florence Emerson, of South Haven, is the guest of Miss Angie Kingston.

    The Valley

  • Who has not got a cold?
  • Mrs. Emma Thompson is on the sick list.
  • A dance and good time at B. Franklin's Tuesday night.
  • Some of our young people took in the dance at Decatur Wednesday night.
  • Miss Carrie VanHise, of Decatur, is home to spend the holidays.


  • Frank Tyler had a brother visiting him.
  • Ed. Everett has gone to Hartford to work.
  • Will Waite and family spent Christmas in Lawton.
  • Audra, little daughter of George and Emily Northrup, died on Wednesday of scarlet fever.
  • Miss Simmons, of Paw Paw, is spending her vacation at her home in this village.
  • The meetings at the F.M. church are growing in interest.
  • John and Fred Fisk have gone to Quincy, Ill.
  • It is reported that the stave mill will be started again.
  • C. Sutton is spending the holidays with friends in Toledo.
  • H.M. Marshall and wife have returned from their three weeks visit in Dowagiac.
  • Mr. Morse and wife, of Chicago, visited at P. Cady's this week.
  • Mrs. L.E. Whitman and son, Ralph, of Grand Rapids, are visitors in town.
  • Miss Alice Nelson has gone home to spend the holidays.
  • Miss Bullock was here last week teaching the Taylor system of dress cutting.
  • H.M. Olney was in town Tuesday paying taxes.
  • S.M. Hess and daughter(s), Blanche and Lucille, were in Hartford Tuesday.
  • Miss Carrie Corey is home from Kalamazoo where she is learning typewriting.
  • Hugh Striker, wife and baby are spending the holidays with his sister, Mrs. F.L. Spencer.
  • Mr. Rockafellow's parents and Mr. George Cummings are spending the week with him.
  • Dr. Wiggins and wife, and Dewitt Simmons ate their Christmas dinner at the county farm.
  • Mrs. Baker, of Nevada, Mo., is here this week visiting her brother, Dr. Haskins. Thirty-six years have elapsed since the doctor and her sister last met.
  • Rev. Youker, Mrs. Agrall, and Truman Parker attended the Y.P.S.C.E. convention at Covert on Tuesday.
  • H.L. Cornwell and family spent Christmas in Lawrence and returned to Kalamazoo on Monday.
  • If you wish the original "Snag-proof" rubber boots, ask for Stout's patent, which is available at Rockafellow's.
  • J.G. Kemp, of McDonald, went fishing the other day and caught a Carpp. The wedding occurred at the home of the bride in this village Wednesday of last week.
  • Chas. Cornwell, Frank Phelps, Enos Roberts, Bert Cady, Agnes Simmons, Mrs. Clara Lamoreaux and her husband, Mrs. Charlie Hunt and Lulu Younglove are home to spend the holidays.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Powers entertained a few of their friends on Saturday last. Many beautiful and valuable presents were given and received.
  • Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Seymour were happily surprised Wednesday evening by their many friends, in honor of their 20th marriage anniversary. They were presented with a beautiful china tea set.
  • H.L. Cornwell has sold his residence in Kalamazoo and intends to become a residence of Lawrence in the near future.
  • Notwithstanding the inclement weather on Christmas eve, the Christmas (troes) were well patronized. The little folks at the Congregational church had everything their own way and proved to their own satisfaction at least that "there is a Santa Claus."

  • Jay Atwater and wife are home from Climax for a short time.
  • Mrs. Dr. Dewey and baby started Monday for a visit in Dowagiac.
  • L. Bartlett, of Elkhart, Ind., spent Christmas with friends here.
  • Miss P.A. Hubbard has been enjoying a visit from her cousin, Miss Strong.
  • Miss Carrie Morris has gone to visit her uncle, H.P. Waters, near Lawton.
  • The G.A.R. will have a public installation and social at their hall, Monday evening, Jan. 2.
  • Hugh Rix's horse became frightened at a peddler's wagon and started on a run down the road. He was stopped and secured near Mr. Harwick's house. Peculiar instincts runaway horses have.


  • A.H. Long and wife and little Jessie visited friends at Vicksburg over Sunday.
  • Mr. Rolla Long, of Chicago, is a guest of A.H. Long and family this week.
  • Mr. Tuxbury has returned from a several months sojourn in the northern parts of the state.
  • Aaron Nash is back from Otsego, where he has been working in a mill. He left several of his fingers there.
  • The Masons held an open meeting Tuesday evening and invited in several friends.
  • Elder Jackson preached at the F.B. church at Fennville.
  • Frank Brown had the misfortune to get one of his fingers badly smashed with a stick of wood Tuesday.
  • Will Stedman's new comedy, "Joining the Maccabees", will soon make its debut at this place under the auspices of the Order.


  • The dance Monday night was well attended and an excellent time reported.
  • A big raffle here last Saturday night. Someone will have turkey for new years.
  • Plenty of the beautiful snow. Winter seems to be getting down to business.
  • Mrs. C.A. Fox with her son, Frank, and daughter, Gertie, of Gaylord, are here visiting her mother, Mrs. H. Allen, and calling on her many friends.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rouse have rented their farm to (Call/Cail) Dolby, and intend to start to day for Santa Cruz, Cal. to visit her parents. They expect to be gone a year or more.

    Prospect Lake

  • Frank McCon has sold his black horse for $100.
  • W.W. Burden and family have returned from Virginia.
  • Harry Chase, of Grand Rapids, spent Christmas at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Chase.
  • Miss Mary Cooper, of Grand Rapids, is visiting her parents and other friends in this vicinity.
  • No Sunday School or preaching at our place last Sunday on account of the weather.
  • Levi Johnson has taken the job of hauling eighty thousand feet of logs at 83 per thousand for J.P. Warner at Decatur.
  • All the schools in this vicinity are having vacation during the holidays except Prospect Lake.


  • Mrs. T. Otten is in Detroit visiting friends.
  • Mrs. Crofoot, Asa and Eva are home from Hillsdale for the vacation.
  • Mrs. H. Dyer is a little better. Her daughter, Mrs. Helen Boies, of Watervliet, is here visiting her.
  • Mrs. Mary McCrossen, of Grand Rapids, visited her cousins, Noel and Lyman Waite, last week.


  • Rabbits are being slaughtered by wholesale in the south part of Porter.
  • Mrs. Ella Sheldon and daughter, of Jackson, have been visiting in Porter.
  • Mrs. Richard Shaver has been ill for a few days.
  • George Cornish is home from Detroit for a visit.
  • Mrs. Fred Ward expects to spend a week visiting friends and relatives in Ovid.
  • W.H. Munger expects to occupy Mrs. Sam Bartlett's house formerly owned by Joel Monroe.
  • D.D. Salisbury with his wife and son, of Detroit, visited in Porter Tuesday.
  • Riley, of Marcellus, is expected to give a seance at the house of E.S. Upham in the near future.
  • While working in the woods last week, James Nash injured his shoulder and was laid up for a few days.
  • Miss Fannie Hathaway, who was expected home last week, was taken worse and was unable to come.
  • The M.E. society will hold no more services during this winter, on account of the inability of their pastor, Rev. E.H. Day.
  • Mrs. Edward Corey and daughter, of the northern part of the state, have been visiting Mrs. Miles Cooley and other friends.
  • Mrs. Wm. Farman and Mrs. P. Barker started this morning to visit relatives at a distant. Expect to be absent for about two weeks.
  • Chester Adams has just returned from Dakota where he has been visiting relatives and friends for about four months.
  • Ben Drake has moved his family into Dorsey Fletcher's house to remain until he can move the house purchased of Tom Fuller onto a piece of ground he bought of Mr. Fletcher.
  • The pupils in district No. 5 who have been neither absent nor tardy for the month ending Dec. 16th are: Bertha and Floyd Harris, Jennie and Abby Munger.
  • For benefit of South Porter correspondent we will say that Porter's highway commissioner does not live in Lawton. A month or longer ago Andrew J. Hall resigned the position and D.M. Dailey was appointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. Dailey is a resident of Porter township.
  • A very pleasant time at the town hall on Christmas eve. The exercises by the children were all appropriate. The Christmas tree presented a very nice appearance and well loaded with presents, which were numerous, if not the costliest. The pastor of Porter church was not forgotten, but an envelope containing a small amount in cash was presented to him.

Christian Workers Convene

COVERT, Dec. 28. The semi-annual convention of the Christian Endeavor Union of Van Buren county was called to order in the Covert Congregational church at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, Dec. 27th, by the president, Rev. John Jeffries, of Covert. There were delegates present, representing the following towns: Bangor, Covert, Decatur, Grand Junction, Hartford, Lawrence, Mattawan, Paw Paw, South Haven and Lawton.

The program of the morning session consisted of devotional exercises, the secretary's report, reports of societies, the reading of two papers, and the discussion of them. The papers were, "Our Name, or the Nature and Purpose of Christian Endeavor," byt the Rev. E.K. VanWickle, of Paw Paw, and "Our Pledge, or the duties of Active Membership" by Miss Wilson, of South Haven.

Friday, March 3, 1893

  • Miss Hattie VanKirk is on the sick list.
  • E.J. Merrifield is in Albion this week on business.
  • John Tulley, of Kalamazoo, was in town the first of the week.
  • J.L. Keith and wife of Kalamazoo, were the guests of Mr. K.'s parents last week.
  • Miss Anna Brubaker, of Freeport, Ill., is making her sister, Mrs. F.W. Haist an extended visit.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hodgman returned from a short wedding tour on Monday evening.
  • Miss Agnes Kingsley and Mrs. Starkweather visited Kalamazoo friends last week.
  • Old Mrs. Shattuck went to New York with her son Joel last week where she will make her future home.


  • Barton Beck has a new windmill.
  • Warren Wood is still quite sick.
  • Mrs. B.N. Beck is suffering from temporary loss of voice.
  • Miss Fannie Nash went to Kalamazoo Thursday.
  • Ed. Curtis is suffering with a sore throat.
  • Philander Bartlett, of Dakota, is visiting relatives in Porter.
  • Will Bowers went north with some horses.
  • R.E. Shaver is preparing to move and otherwise repair his barn.
  • Henry Lewis is visiting in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
  • Everything except horses sold well at Sherburn's auction.
  • Elder Ferris will preach at Porter center, Sunday, Mar. 5th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Finley Matthews has moved onto his place.
  • David Beebe and wife, of Marcellus, were at Wm. Farman's on business Saturday.
  • A calf with no eyes was a curiosity at Wm. Farman's a few days ago.
  • Miss Jennie Perry closed a successful term of school in district No. 6 last Friday. Following are the names of star scholars for (the) month ending Feb. 24: Bertram Hall and Minnie Winters.
  • Roy Brody, the young gentleman who has been visiting at his uncle's, Mr. T. Wyman, returned to his home in Three Rivers yesterday.
  • Gilbert Potter returned from N.Y. Tuesday where (he) has been for several weeks on account of the sickness and death of his father.
  • The Farmer's social club met at R.N. Beck's Wednesday evening with about forty members present. After enjoying a splendid literary program rendered by the members, and a substantial supper served by the hostess they adjourned to meet with Mr. Hotop in two weeks.
  • In spite of the huge snow drifts, last Thursday evening, about thirty of Miss Maud Wyman's friends gathered at her home in Porter to spend a happy evening. A sumptious repast was served and a good time enjoyed by all.

  • Carl W. Wilson is on the gain.
  • Miss Anna Strubble made a trip to Kalamazoo last week.
  • Mrs. A.L. McElheny, of Lawton, visited in town last Monday.
  • About thirty-five Decatur young people attended the examination at Paw Paw Thursday. We wish them all success.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl Warner have moved back from Dowagiac, and will reside in the Barrow house.
  • A. Austin is very low at this writing. There are no hopes of his recovery.
  • M.V. Barrow has purchased the furnishings of the Dunbombe {Dunhombe?}, of C.W. Tase. Mr. Barrow has moved his family into the house at once. The new landlord and his family stand high in this community.
  • On Friday evening of last week about thirty of the young people gathered at the home of Mr. R.A. Secord, where Miss Carrie Secord has been making her home for the past few months, and surprised her. They were entertained very nicely and enjoyed themselves until the "wee" hours of the evening. As tokens of their regard and esteem, they left her a beautiful white silk neck scarf and a volume of Longfellow's poems, very handsomely bound. Miss Carrie expects to go to her home in Fennville soon.

    Prospect Valley

  • The first robin of the season put in an appearance last Wednesday morning, Mar. 1st.
  • Clum Engle came home from Battle Creek last Saturday and returned Sunday night. He is being treated at the Sanitarium.
  • Fruit tree vendors with high notions and high priced goods meet with poor success in this vicinity where people are posted, some of them having been posted by experience.
  • The birthday party of Mrs. A.T. Hartwell, which was held a few days ago, was a very enjoyable affair. Between twenty and thirty of her friends partook of a No. 1 dinner with her, and left a nice plush rocker.
  • A short time ago a man living in this vicinity had the misfortune to lose a horse, but instead of getting some one to start a subscription paper and get help to procure another, he just simply traded a pig for a horse and business kept right along without slipping a cog. As that was the only pig in this neighborhood, swill is not as valuable here as it seemed to be in other places.

Friday, February 28, 1896.

Local News.
The Standard Oil Co. now have their storage tanks and house erected, and fill their tanks next week. A tank wagon which will be used in distribution was shipped Thursday. It is neatly painted and has a carriage top under which Yank will be secure from the overcoming influence of Old Sol, or an over dose of Adam's ale.

The report is current that the unsophisticated proprietor of the Hotel Giddings now soothes his small daughter to slumber by sadly singing "Where is my wandering boy to-night?" In explanation - the wandering boy, Joseph Hatfield, wandered away with with Fred's overcoat, pair of gloves, and $1.50. He purchased a ticket for Dowagiac, and was followed by M. Hays with warrant for arrest. The boy, who is still at large, is beyond a doubt, onto the job of wandering. Fred says he will declare a boycott on the wandering gentry.

Casper Oppenheim of Hartford has rented the Morrill building, corner of Main and Second streets, and will occupy it with a large stock of ladies, gents and children's shoes and gentlemen's furnishing goods. He says he has disposed of his business at Hartford and intends to become a citizen of Lawton. The building is being thoroughly renovated, will receive paper, paint and a new front, and be made attractive in every way possible. Mr. Oppenheim expects to be ready for business some time next week.

The Michigan State Sunday school board will hold an inspirational meeting at the Baptist church Friday, March 6th, afternoon and evening. The services will be conducted by E.M. Stephenson, State S.S. missionary; Pastor Geo. R. McDonald of Kalamazoo, W.A. Powell, associational S.S. supt., and other workers. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these meetings, and help to make them interesting. Bring bibles, note books, and pencils. Sessions at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Frank Gieser was arrested Monday by the Michigan Central railroad company, charged with disorderly conduct, the charge being made on account of his action on depot grounds last Wednesday night. He was taken before justice McCarthy, plead guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail. There are more serious charges that may be brought against him for the same occurrence and it is hoped for the safety of the community that he will be properly cared for. The person whom Frank Gieser assaulted last week is Miss Grace Bidlach, whose home we understand is at Decatur. Some have confounded this Frank Gieser with Chas. Gieser, the M.C. baggage man. Chas. Gieser is an entirely different man and should not be in any way confused with criminals because of an unfortunate similarity of names.

Ezra Sherman Upham of Porter, died Saturday, Feb. 15th, aged 75 years. His death, though sudden, was not unexpected as he had been suffering several years from dropsy. Mr. Upham was born at Richford, Vermont, April 19th, 1821, and was married in 1840 to Miss Sarah Hunter of Strongville, Cuyahoga county, Ohio. They resided in Ohio until 1862, when they removed to Michigan, where he engaged successfully in farming. Mr. Upham was a man of rare business judgement, and, liberal in his religious views, was very charitable. Besides a wife and four children, he leaves one brother, Capt. J.N. Upham of Saugatuck, who has plied on the lakes since early boyhood. In his death the relatives are bereft of a kind husband, father and brother, who was loved and respected by all who knew him, and one who will be greatly missed in this community.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who assisted us at the death and burial of our father and husband. We also thank the choir and the friends who presented the beautiful floral offerings.

School Notes.Personals
  • Minnie Desenberg, Carrie Stanton and Ada Annabel visited the high room Wednesday.
  • Walter Tabor who has been attending school at Notre Dame commenced school here Monday morning.
  • Grace Booth who has been absent for sickness resumed her regular duties at school Monday.
  • The junior class will meet with Prof. C.R. Smith the 6th of March. Quotations from Longfellow.
  • Harry Smith visited Grace Booth Tuesday afternoon.
  • There is no school today as the teachers have gone to the association at Hartford.
  • The young ladies of the high school have organized a club, the M.M.M. Symbol: the white apron worn during school hours.
  • The boys are at the head and the president, with her few followers, are lost. We (the boys) will not fall in the rear, if there are more girls than boys.
  • Bessie Stanton and Ethel Baxter returned to school Tuesday.
  • Guy Clark, Bert Brody, Mertie Reynolds, and Nellie Markle were absent Wednesday.
  • Orpha Williams and Rena Thornton visited the grammar room Wednesday.
  • The ninth grade took an examination Monday on the civil war.
  • The pupils in the first grade who were perfect and neither absent nor tardy during the month ending Feb. 28th are: Frank J. Perry, Florence Boyd, Earl Culver, Carl Evans, Mary Vining, Bertha Hubbard, Goldie Hoyt, Earl Vincent and Olive Hoard.
  • Lena Gilbert has returned to school. -LADY MACBETH.

    Church Notes
    Quarterly meeting at the M.E. church Saturday and Sunday. Preaching by presiding elder J.W.H. Carlisle at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Quarterly conference at close of meeting Saturday night. Love feast 9:30 Sunday morning. Sacrament of the Lord's supper at close of the sermon Sunday morning. Baptism and reception of members preceeding the sermon in the morning. Subject Sunday evening: "A Problem in Profit and Loss". You are most cordially invited to attend.

    Men's meeting in the M.E. church at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. All men are most cordially invited to be present. Good music and speaking by Dr. Cornish, T.R. Smith and others. At the same hour a meeting for ladies at Mrs. T.R. Smith's led by Mesdames Williams, Harper and others. All ladies are invited.

  • Frank Morrill went to Bangor Thursday.
  • Joseph Conklin is under the doctor's care.
  • Willis Smith is very sick with heart trouble.
  • Arthur Waters went to Fruitport Monday.
  • Chas. Shaffer went to Grand Rapids Thursday.
  • Frank Cole visited relatives at Decatur Thursday.
  • Fred Gibson is now chief cook at Hotel Giddings.
  • Levi Stern was at Kalamazoo on business Wednesday.
  • Fred Giddings was at Kalamazoo Monday on business.
  • Mr. Hicks of Kalamazoo was here Wednesday on business.
  • Ed. Parker of Decatur was in Lawton Monday on business.
  • Arthur Huyck of Marcellus called on Lawton friends Tuesday.
  • Miss Grace Coykendall returned from Clinton, Mich. Saturday.
  • Sig Desenberg of Buchanan visited Lawton friends this week.
  • J.H. Slocum of Hartford was in town Monday on business.
  • Geo. Weldin and wife visited friends in Watervliet over Sunday.
  • James Slocum of Hartford was in Lawton Monday on business.
  • E. Ryder of Chicago was the guest of his father, O. Ryder, Sunday.
  • Mrs. James Abbott of Edwardsburg is the guest of Lawton friends.
  • John Bagley has the agency for the Electric laundry of Kalamazoo.
  • Ira and Alden Cole of Decatur were the guests of Frank Cole Sunday.
  • Mrs. Merriman of Kalamazoo was the guest of Mrs. J.F. Perry this week.
  • Miss Lucinda Maxam of Porter was the guest of her brother Calvin Sunday.
  • R. Livingstone and wife of Kalamazoo visited with Lawton friends Sunday.
  • Wm. Boyd returned Thursday from Illinois, where he has been working.
  • Ervin and Frank Gillett of Niles were the guests of their mother Saturday.
  • Mrs. Ada Van Sickle of Decatur, was the guest of Lawton friends Saturday.
  • Loren Huber and Ed. Bowers of Marcellus were in town Thursday on business.
  • Robt. Dillon and wife of Kalamazoo were guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. Murphy Sunday.
  • Fred Holden went to Iowa Monday morning where he expects to spend the summer.
  • Guy Exceen has moved onto the Eaton farm and will manage affairs there this year.
  • We are pleased to note that Fred Ritter, who has been dangerously ill, is slowly improving.
  • Miss Alma Desenberg returned to Kalamazoo Monday after a week's visit with Lawton relatives.
  • Percy Root of Gobleville has engaged to work N. Atwell's fruit farm and will take possession next week.

Friday, May 23rd, 1902 Edition.

    Real Estate Transfers
    (Transcriber's note: These real estate transfers are rendered exactly as in the original text).
  • Michel Williams to R.T. Jones and w; 9 a n w fl 1/4 6 Lawrence; $292.50.
  • Alice Haven et al to Milan Wiggans; lots 50, 53 and 24 Bloomingdale; $1,300.
  • Jas Showers to W B H Newell; 11-1/2 a vill Lawton; $600.
  • J L Salisbury to W H Easton and w; lot 7 and w 1/2 lot 10 blk 19 Paw Paw; $900.
  • Saul Frank to J H Tripp; middle 1/2 lot 8 blk 2 Gobleville; $200.
  • Jennette L Butler to J G Bateman; n e 1/4 n w 1/4 6 Hartford; $1,200.
  • J L Summers to P J Ulrich; 3-1/4 a n e 1/4 1 Paw Paw; $1.
  • H L Markle to W J Barnard; land on sec 3 Porter; $1.
  • Edson Woodman to C J Vopicka; 15-1/2 a s e 1/4 18 Paw Paw; $1,750.
  • Mary R Horning to J L Salisbury and w; lot 3 blk 9 Paw Paw. $750.
  • Jas Lovell to Frances Smith; n e 1/4 n w 1/4 35 Columbia; $1,600.
  • Mary A Sutfin to Mattie A Osborn et al; n 2/3 s e 1/4 33 Hamilton; $1.
  • Bert DeLong et al to Frank DeLong; w 1/2 s w 1/4 s w 1/4 24 Arlington; $100.
  • John Williams to Michael Williams; (1 word) 2/3 9 a n w fl 1/4 6 Lawrence; $1.
  • M L Crowell et al to S D Edell et al; w 1/4 n e 1/4 10 Almena; $1,120.

    A Matter of History.
    The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, popularly known as "The St. Paul Road," began the use of electricity for train lighting in 1888. In that and many ways it has been a pioneer in the adoption of comforts for the traveler. In building the world famous Pioneer Limited trains a mark was set in luxury and beauty of cars that has never been equalled, and probably never will be.


  • Preparations are being made for Children's Day, June 8th.
  • Charlie Hill and wife of Benton Harbor called on relatives Tuesday.
  • Mrs. Alice Hall and children returned to their home in New York Tuesday after an extended visit here.
  • Miss Bertha Wassman is visiting Miss Bessie Parker at Gobleville.
  • Mrs. Dan Stickney is visiting in Allegan.
  • Misses Minnie and Dora Nesbitt and Bent went to Chicago Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. McNeil of Lawton called on Mrs. M.J. Harris Sunday.
  • The Sunday school convention was well attended and the excellent program was well appreciated. Great interest is being taken in the work.


  • Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Cornwell were in Dowagiac Sunday. Mrs. Cornwell went to Cassopolis to visit her father who is in poor health.
  • Clare Allen of Jackson who was the architect of the court house at Paw Paw was in town Monday in the interest of our new town hall.
  • Rev. and Mrs. R.W. Roberts were called to Batavia, N.Y. by the serious illness of Mrs. Roberts' mother.
  • H.G. Sanborn, an old resident of the east part of the village, died Tuesday. He had been in poor health for some time.
  • Mr. Henderson who purchased the Bilby place two miles west of town, is building a new house.
  • Members of the eighth grade came here from the Hyde school Friday for the examination.
  • Rev. S.F. McGuire, who was pastor of the Methodist church a year ago spent Friday and Saturday of last week in Lawrence. He is now located at Stephenville. (Transcriber's note: Possibly refers to Stevensville in Berrien County).
  • It is reported that members of the I.O.O.F. will organize a lodge here in the near future.
  • W.W. Pool returned Monday from a visit with his son Charles in Kalamazoo.

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