- 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,
- The Lawton Leader merited the many pretty compliments, which greeted
it as it appeared before its appreciative readers last week in its becoming
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.