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Win. T. Bailey, of Washtenaw went north and feil down on Sagi naw, breaking a rib. Several dams in Washtenaw went out with the recent high water, greatly simplifying a fish shüte business. Deputy Sheriff McCabe, of Washtenaw, has been presented with a gold badge. No use to bribe hira, Iboys. McCabe will still enforce the law on you Uncle George Perry, of Ypsilanti, celebrated his 94th birthday on the i5th. The old gehtleman is not "as young as h'e used to be," but is still "in the ring." The new common council of Dexter was elected on no especial issue or pledge; but it is breathing hard and spitting on4rts hands, and some startling legislation niay be looked for. Two gentlemen from the country, confused by the blazing street lights of Dexter, mistook a switch light for a light of safety, aud tipped into the ditch, one of them losing a part of his scalp. J. M. Orcutt, a once famous Bohemian oats man of Ypsilanti, in the halcyon days of the swindle, recently died in West Virginia, of pneumonia. He was unrepentant as far as known. Do you know the Doomswoman? - Ypsilanti Sentinel. Well, many men do, and those who have not had that pleasure, are striving for it. It pleases the divorce lawyers. There have been terrible floods at Cincinnati, entailing great de'struction of property, and in Michigan - even in Ann Arbor - the loss is almost above computation, one man there having had three hogsdrowned. Rev. Mr. Mann, a deaf mute clergyman, recently preached at Ann Arbor. A deaf mute audience is not uncommon - especially about dog days - but a preacher of that kind is. It is fair to turn the tables. # Rev. Mr. Bristle, of Trinity church, Chicago, deliyered a lecture in Ann Arbor, last Sunday evening. If there is anything in a name, theologists wlio may not agree with his views should not attempt to bestride him barebacked. A Chelsea correspondent of the Argus - we are particular to state our authority - claims that lawyer A. J. Sawyer, of Ann Arbor, "has become an honest farmer." Are there any remarks ? If not, we will proceed with the ballot. An Ann Arbor editor is about to publish a series of articles on "Modesty in Journalism." Singular how some people will persist in writing about subjects of which they are entirely ignorant. But possible he gets rhe Press in exchange, however. i The Ypsilanti Commercial, by accident, credits several Press items to the Adrián Times. We desire - in a spirit of brotherly kindness - to request more care by our contemporary, as the Times might take offense, should the error be repeated. Prof. Lucy Salmón, of Vassar College, will lecture in Ann Arbor for the benefit of the women's gymnasium fund. Subject, "Domestic Economy. " Really, now, Lucy, don't you krrow that it is domestic extravagance that is sending so much commercial paper to protest? The musicians of Ann Arbor have formed a trust to maintain what they cali "living pjices." Soit has come to this, that there is a "corner" on wind! Xow let the citizens of Ann Arbor summon the "Calithumpian band and bust thunder" out of this unholy combination! lf ex-Postmaster Ceneral John j Wanamaker will come to naw county to live, on the farm he : recently purchased near Ypsilanti, he will be forgiven for not coming a j little further west before making : that purchase. - Ann Arbor Courier. ! Couldmalevolenceproceed further! Old timers about Dexter are 1 lighted. 'l'he winter was cold, but they could remember a colder one, ten years ago, and so they sat humped up in the grocery stores and smoked in sullen siience. Now, however, they are delighted. Hadn't ! seen such high water in "twentyi years." The legislative visit to Ann Arbor i añd Ypsilanti is over, and the people have nearly completed the restoration of their gates, horse blocks and sidewalks, and many have even brought out their silver plate from the various places of conccalment, which seems to indícate that another visitation is not expected this term. I A Chelsea lady owns au uld hen which recently got at the bare ground and ate so many pieces of glass needles, pins and shoe buckles that pretty soon she didn't seem to feel well. Thereupon the lady makes her no ado, but straightway cuts open oíd biddy's craw, turns her wrong side out, Uien back. and sewing up the gash, now has just as good a hen as ever. A writer n the Ana Arbor Couricr says: ' Have your readers ever thought that the saloon is the only place in this town where a man can drop in to read the paper and spend a few moments in relaxation, outside of his place of business." Hadn't before, "for a fact," but now see just how it is. For want of diversion, some men are actually obliged to go home and visit their wives. At Ann Arbor the Postal telegraph company obtained permission from the board of public works to stick up poles along the court house square. Mayor Doty, however, steps in and forbids the company from digging a bole or raising a pole, and the company is already crosseyed in looking from one to the other, and trying to determine just what is safe. The doughty mayor refuses to quit shaking his finger, while the board keeps shouting "Put 'em up." Fred Sloman, of Piymouth, recently received a "white-cap" warning to leave the burg. He proved a slow man to move. The Ypsilanti Sentinel relates that "Fred, being a member of that organization known as the 'unterrified,' took the matter coolly,' quietly loaded his musket o the muzzle with 'pig-iron and reight cars,' and at n p. m., after aking a tremendous horn of 'Michgan all-wool eider' to steady his nerves, began the midnight watch, o give the assailants of his castle a terrific reception. Notwithstandng the fact that the night was darker than a blind crow and favoring he assailants, they failed to mateialize."


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