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The Chelsea street sprinkler is running again. Henry Hammond sold seven hogs last week for $144. O. M. Kelsey is chief of the Saline fire department. J. A. Alber proposes to open a restaurant in Saline. Henry Miller will do the blacksmithing at Emory. The Whittaker Congregationalists have repaired their church. Frank Spafard, of Manchester, is building an addition to his house. Christian Brustle, of Jerusalem has had his foot crushed in a hay press. Milán has twenty-seven bicyclists, who join in the demand for good roads. Bert Wheeler, of Saline, killed eighteen gray snipe, last week, at two shots. John Schaffer, an old resident of Whittaker's Corners, has joined the great majority. The Saline marshal has been allowed the munificent sum of $1 for keeping tramps. William Burtless, of Manchester, has bought the Kishpaugh farm, south of the village. The Braman House, Milán, has been repainted. That is because Milán now has new Schurtz. About 350 live quails have been shipped to Ypsilanti, with which to assist in stocking the county. Wages for street work in Saline this year will be $1.25 a day, or $2.50 a day for man and team. There were 375 conversions at the Union revival meetings in Ypsilanti, conducted by Rev. Mr. Munhall. Guy Lighthall, of Chelsea, punched off the end of his left forefinger i in the Chelsea stove works, last week. The school-house at Peebles' Corners has been repaired. Miss Nettie Ladd is teaching the new term of school there. The Grass Lake postoffice has been renovated, with the possible idea that it may aid the republican incumbent to keep his place. Wesley Robinson, of Milán, has Dought a new house. This necessi:ates the building of a new barn. The new barn is forthcoming. The Grass Lake pickle house is to je shipped to Manchester. Grass [vake has been pickled to death. The only fresh Citizen I,eft there is the editor of the Grass Lake News. Snake stories are beginning to come to the front again. E. Ellis, of Grass Lake, found thirty-three Dlue-racers holding a convention on lis farm last week. And Ellis had not been out late nights either. Thomas T. Lacy, who died in Milan on Wednesday of last week. of congestión of the brain, was 76 rears old. He was born in New 'ersey, and carne to Michigan in 1876, locating at Milan in 1882. Aaron Sanford, of Mooreville, vhile putting up the frame of his new barn about ten days ago, was truck by a large bent and thrown ome distance to the ground, strikng on his back across a timber. ie was knocked senseless, but is recovering. In the election returns of two veeks ago we oredited Supervisor idwards, of Ypsilanti, with 194 majority. It should have been 94. Our apology is tendered to Editor Voodruff, his opponent, who made a gallant run in a strong republican district. Patrick Donley was thrown from lis carriage near Brighton, last week, aq(d killed; his wife, who was with him, being seriously injured. he accident occurred while Mr. )onley was drivingin a funeral proession, which met a traction enine. The other teams got past afely, Mr. Donley being the last in he procession. Edward Liszt, of Jackson county, ïad both legs cut off by a Michigan Central train at Francisco, April 8. Liszt had been at Chelsea, and was drinking heavily. He boarded the train there, and got off at Francisco. At the latter place he attempted to board the train after it had started, and was thrown under the cars. He died several hours later. The following officers have been appointed by the Manchester council: Marshal, Marshall Fisk; chief of fire department, Geo. Nisle; attorney, A. F. Freeman; fire wardens, Wm. Koebbe, G. J. Haeussler; health officer, Dr. E. Conklin; poundmaster. Marshall Fisk; special assessors, T. J. Farrell, Geo. Nisle, and William Kirchgessner; night watchman, John Moran. Mr. Phil Fohey has moved into Dick Brown's house, one mile west . on the base line. Mr. Edwards has moved into Mike Trainor's house. Mr. Welch has moved into Mr. N. Stevens' "cottage by the sea." A gentleman from Ypsilanti has moved into Mr. J. Bennet's house, and will open a meat market "quick too." Miss Marr is expected to occupy her new home soon, purchased of Mr. P. Fohey recently. - Whitmore Lake Correspondence. A couple over in Sharon, late one evening, were discussing Latimer's escape before having heard of his capture, when the wife inquired: "What would you do if Latimer should come here and ask for food or lodging, arid you knew for a certainty who it was!" "Do," said her lord with a vaunting air, "why, I should manage some way to secure that $500 reward, and - " The rest of his plans were cut short by a thundering knock on the door, and two heads bobbed up to the ceiling, while the woman smothered a shriek. Her husband cautiously opened the door, but instead of Latimer it proved to be a neighbor after medicine for a sick child. Our hero's plans for the capture of Latimer didn't mature, but before retiring the" doors were securely fastened and the chairs piled up in front of them. - Grass Lake News. Last Friday evening, while Mr. and Mrs. Fred Briegel, who have just moved into the " Safe residence," corner of Vernon and Beaufort streets, were away from home, some one entered the house, took a lamp from the table, unscrewed the top, and going upstairs threw the oil upon the floor and in a small room, then set fire to a newspaper and departed, probably expecting that the house would be burned.. Mr. and Mrs. Briegel returned home soon after nine o'cleck, and were at home some twenty minutes, and as it was ' very warm, Fred discovered that two of the doors were unlocked which he was positive that he fastened before leaving the house. They then missed the lamp, and in searching for it found the fire on the stairs, which he extinguished with a pail of water. But little damage was done, owing perhaps to the fact that the stair door was closed and there was no draft. Unless a person had a key to the front door, they could only have gained entrance by an upstairs window which was unfastened. What any one's motive could be for perpetrating such a crime is a mystery, as Mr. and Mrs. Briegel are quiet, peaceable peoplé, and are on good terms with all their neighbors. They had bargained for the house, but the papers had not yet been signed, and as their household ffoods were insured their loss would


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