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Dexter And Vicinity

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Fred D. Wheeler, wife and son who have been visiting the family of Doe. Snyder, have returned to their home at Saginaw. There is to be a "barn party" on Friday evening, the ióth inst., on the premises of O. D. Lamphear, in Webster. The amusements of the occasion will probably be "Hide and Coop," "Poor pussy wants a corner," and the like. An important element in our education is to know how to adapt ourselves to all the different circumstances we are incident to. In our intercourse with the world we should adopt cheerfulness if possible, and jocularity as a last resort, but foolishness - never. The young ladies of Dexter are very happyin their amusements - playing croquet, chewing gum, etc. One of them lost her gum the other day, but found it again sticking on the dog. But the gum was all right, as the dog had not been meddling with carrion since the night before, and she was soon chewing, smacking and singing again at a great rate. Another girl missed hers and found it ón the sitting part of her little brother's pants. He had fiattened it out quite a little, having been for about two hours playing jack-stonesin the barn-yard. There is a man living in Dexter, nick-named "Codger," for short, in comparison to whom Arabian Nights, Gulliver's Travels, and Baron Muchauson are but a lightning bug to an electric luminary. One of his marvelous narrations relates to a cook stove he owns. He says that its radiating properties were such that his neighbors did their baking by the heat of it by merely sitting ajar the doors of their respective kitchens. He sold his place about four years ago and he has not vet been able to move the stove because of the heat it contained when he vacated the premises, having not yet become sufficiently cool to be handled. There are two men in the vicinity of Dexter who resemble each other so remarkably that they are undistinguishable to their nearest neighbors. Their "non de plumes," so to speak, are "Alek" and 'Sam." Alek has been known to address his own image in the looking-glass, thinking it to be Sam, and discovered his mistake only when the figure presented its left hand. A few years ago Sam had all his teeth éxtracted, with reference to a set of false ones; and one of the doctors' ofriciated at the operation. Said doctor met Alek a short time ago and addressed him as Sam, which Alek would not recognize, and to frústrate what the doctor supposed to be an attempt at imposition, he, having a bilí against Sam, thrust his fingers into Alek'smouth to test the identity by the teeth. The experiment convinced him. Alek and Sam ought to be like twins, but they are not. The former is a Democrat - the latter a Prohibitionist.


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