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19
Month
August
Year
1892
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There are no empty houses in Milan, says the Leader. A new bridge is to be built across fie Huron river on Congress street, Ypsilanti. Stockbridge is at present building both a new school honse and a new town hall. Henry O'Neil gets $120 a year for carrying the mail between Sharonville and Grass Lake. The village of Northville has a Jicycle club with over forty memsers, seven of whom are ladies. Large, vicious rattlesnakes are :ïiis year killed near Jerome, Hills ïale county. Do.es prohibition pro iübit? - Adrián Press. The Milan Leader says: "The weather is so prostrating that ever ihe wagon wheels coming into town ■are all tired before they get here.' The Saline Observer says that "Joe Scott (coloree!) , of Ypsilanti was arrested a few days since for tesenting an officer." Didn't the Observer intend to say resisting? A few bushels of apples struck ïhe town, Tuesday, and were disjosed of in less time than it takes to 'teil it. They are too scarce this season to tarry long. - Saline Ob -server. A Dundee young man sent a New York lirm a dollar for a recipe for anaking $100 a month easily. The recipe was duly received and read as follows: "Fish for suckers as we do." - Saline Observen Prof. C. F. R. Bellows, of Ypsilanti, lifted too hard last week while assisting in the moving of his building for street purposes. Result is confinement to the house with a Jame back. - Dexter Leader. The many friends of C. T. Sill will be glad to learn that he is im3roving under the treatment he is eceiving at the University hospital. 3is family now have strong hopes }f his full recovery. - Dexter Leaier. The three large barns of David Sinclair, near South Lyon, were struck by lightning and burned to the ground, including this year's erop of wheat and 4,000 pounds of wool. The total loss was $6,000, partially insured. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Sill, of Detroit: Mrs. Dr. Ziegenfuss and son George, of Alpena, and Mrs. Malcom Edgar and son Louie, of Detroit, are visiting Dexter friends and looking after the fish at Base Lake. - Dexter Leader. Four worthless curs were yelping at the heels of a passing team on Cross street at the depot, last Saturday, and on a telegraph pole beside the street was posted the Marshal 's aotice threatening assassination to every unmuzzled dog in July and August. - Ypsilantian. Milan Leader: The premium list f the 44H1 annual fair of the Washenaw County Agricultural and Horicultural Society is now in the lands of the people. It is one of oe neatest catalogues ever published or the society, being a credit both 3 the publisher and society. The new tank and tank house at the depot are rapidly climbing towards perfection. The capacity of the new tank will be about three times as great as that of the old one. What does it mean? Are the engines asing more water than in years past ot will there be more to fill? - Saline Observer. The last issue of the Milan Leader ftjrnishes the startling information ithat the weather has turned warm again. We have been worried so long by the intensely cold weather in this neck of the woods that this assurance from so reliable a source received with great satisfaction ajid comfort! Harvey Morris, an old-time Dexiir boy whose home now is in the far west, made a short visit to his brother Charles, of Lima, the first of the week. Mr. Morris is employed as conductor on the Atlantic & Pacific railroad and this is his Srst visit to Dexter in fifteen years. - Dexter News. Dexter News: Wm. Seery, deputy register of deeds, who was run over :iy a train on the Michigan Central .'Eilroad last September and injured so that the amputation of one of his legs was necessary, was obliged to lave a second amputation performed last week as the wound had not Ilealed. Dr. Batwell, of Ypsilanti, sssisted by Dr. Knapp performed e operation. The death of Thos. Kearney, of ear Gaylord, several weeks ago, as attended with sad circumstances. ':t was preceded by the death of his two bright children from that dread ..iisease diphtheria, of which he died, leaving a widow alone in the world. Mr. Kearney will be remembered as Iiaving for years been in the employ jfJohnW. Williams, of Webster. fcle was Judge of Probate of Otsego :ounty for several years, and much espected. His widow has the symtathy of many friends in Webster. - Jtexter Leader. As C. S. Gregory met G. A. Peters after his nomination to congress, C. S. neglected the custom of that particular crowd of removing the hat; when attention was called to it Peters said: "Charley, you used to require me to take off my hat to you when you was candidating." But Chorlie's hat stuck close to his head. Yet he may vote for Peters. No one can tell. Milán Leader: The premium list of the second animal fair of the DundeeAgricultural Association is now out, and is a model of neatness in typography, makeup, and finish, and is a work that neighbor Carr need not be ashamed of. The date of the fair is September i3th to ióth, and with the experience of last year the managers expect to excel last year's exhibition and entertainment. Sunday morning was a fatal time for sheep just west of town. Two dogs thought to belonginthe village raided several flocks and made sad havoc. Chas. Burkhart had three killed outright, and five others badly bitten. J. A. Klein had four badly bitten and others more or less injured. Also the flock belonging to Mr. Keibier further west received more or less damage. Where is the enforcement of the ordinance, Muzzle your Dorg. - Saline Observer. Last Friday McDole's dray horse backed into one of the clay pits where the water was considerably over its head, but by the help of 10 or 12 men, every oneof whom bossed the job, she was hauled out in safety. After the beast went down the first time and came up Mac fastened to her neck and so light and buoyant was Mac's body and head that the equine's whole person was kept on the surface of the water until rescued. Nobody hurt. - Grass Lake News. Milan Leader: D. L. Roosa, our Main-street liveryman, let out his best horse and carriage last week Wednesday to a stranger to go to Stony Creek, Ypsilanti, and Pittsfield. As he did not return at the time agreed upon, Mr. Roosa carne alarmed and began at once to investígate the matter. He found that the fellow had driven right through to Detroit, where he tried to sell the rig. Nothing further concerning the whereabouts of him or the rig has been learned. As a number of our citizens were looking over the Burr building last week noting the arrangements being made for the manufacture of cheese, the attic was visited where an old relie was found which should find its way to the archives of the Pioneer society. It was nothing more nor less than a plain, old-fashioned black walnut coffin, rnanufactured by the late Henry Vinklc for his owu use. It is said on good authority that it was his custom to partially fill it with shavings and take a nap in it during the noon hour. As he died in a distant state his request to be buried in this coffin was not complied with.- Dexter Leader. The Milan Leader's correspondent from Mooreville says that on Sunday morning last some smart Alecks started out to see what crimes they could add to the calendar. They began by going to a back woods pasture and shooting seven fine merino sheep belonging to Dr. Sanford. They also visited Aaron Sanford's flock of Shropshires and shot one of them. The villains were nearly detected in the act and were racked for some distance. Suspicion oints strongly to a certain young man of unsavoryreputation;evidence s accumulating and we hope before ong that this community may be purged of such low lived rascáis, and he guilty party placed where he deserves to be - behind the bars. Milan Leader: Will Hitchcock is express messenger between town and depot. Last Friday he met with a hrilling and blood-curdling experience. He was busy transacting some business with Station Agent Debenham when the telegraph operator slipped a pet mud turtle into his sack without his knowledge or consent. Presently the train came rushing up to the platform and Will thrust his hand into the sack for express bilis and instead grasped the inoffensive turtle. With a yell like a Comanche he slung the turtle feet in the air and exclaimed, while great beads of perspiration stood out upon his forehead, " !! !!! - " 'Tis said he was so scared and rattled over the affair that he forgot to put the express matter on the train. He is now laying for those railroaders.