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jjouis Strum, of Saline, has corupletod hls new barn. John Üawson, of Augusta, is building a new house. The Chelsea fair opens on ïuosday of next wee k. The Milan bank has moved into its beautiful new quarters. jjrs. J. M. Burchard, of Chelsea, dicd last week ïuesday. The sportsmen around Manchester had a big hunt, Wednesday. The Clinton woolen milis are now lighted by 275 electrie lights. The Normal students are still anxiously waiting for a gymnasium. John Melgaren, of Salem, had two four-year-old colts poisoned recently. Percv Brooks found an elk's hom in a swamp west of Chelsea, last week. A little child of Jacob Beittler, of Saline, dicd on Wednesday of last week. Al. Sanderson, of Augusta, threshed 8-i bushels of wheat from two bushels of seed . Kev. J. H. Mclntosh, of Chelsea, found a strawberry blossom on his yines, Oct. 1. Jedele & Cook, of Dexter, bought 3,000 hens about Ypsilanti last week at six cents a pound. ■Villiam A. Bussel, of Augusta, is building an addition to nis barn to accommodate the big crops. The Chelsea fair association will have a balloon ascensión and a parachute drop by Prof. Katrish, ,of Sturgis. The Saline farmers' club meets today at the residence of N. A. Wood, in Saline. The Manchester Enterprise wants to know why the farmers around Manchester don't raise celery on their marsh land. The Grass Lake cucumber erop amounted to 12,000 bushels this year. That is why the Grass Uake News keeps so many rods in pickle. Joseph Olds died in Milan, September 27, aged eighty-nine years. He was born in Verniont and had resided in Milan township for fifty years. Mrs. Clarence Coryell broke through the flooring on the steps of the Presbyterian church in Ypsilanti, Sunday before last, the fall producing concussion of the spine. The large barns belonging to Mrs. Magrow, on the old Honeywill farm, near Rawsonville, were struck by lightning Monday night and burned, with all their cnotents, consisting of hay, grain and tools. Frank Raymond was working the place on shares, and the loss is heavy upon him. The buildings are said to have been worth at least $2,500. There was no insurance. - Ypsilanti Sentinel. Several prominent members of the Masonic order of this place thought that they would visit their brethren at Grass take Monday night. They were about four miles west of this place when the storm came up and they drove into a shed which stood by the side of the road. After a time one of the party picked up courage and looked around and discovered that there was no roof on the building. - Chelsea Standard. Dan Gilbert, the dude who bas been residing in the city jail the past two weeks, charged with trying to defraud the Occidental of a hotel bill, plead guilty to the charge last Friday bcfore Justice Bogardus, and was genteneed to the county jail for twenty days. He had claimed that his father in Boston would send him the money to stetle th eaffair, but in this he and his fa,ther evi'denfcly differed, for "the governor" sent him plenty of good adrice but no money, and so he is now at Ann Arbor, waiting for the end of the 20 days.