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The Chelsea cornet band has new caps. Joña Bond died in Saline last Thursday. Chelsea raises Si, 200 by village tax this year. Many dead fish have been found in Low's lake. Manchester sends flowers as far as Eaton Rapids. The strawberry erop in Salem has been a big one. The Saline council is talking of cement crosswalks. Manchester is arranging a big Fourth of Tuly celebration. - - - J J Alva Pratt died of consumption at his home in Willis, June x6. F. J. Hammond has assumed the duties of the Whlttaker postoffice. The ladies society of Bethel church in Manchester has 67 members. The chimney of the Baptist parsonage in Salem was recently struck by lightning. A cow belonging to Harvey Vedder, of Augusta, was recently killed by lightning. The Peebles' Corners Sunday school will celébrate the Fourth of July this year. Miss Bertha Mead, of Mooreville, picked 100 quarts of strawberries one day last week. Miss Alta Briggs will teach the second grammar department in the Saline schools next week. The Dexter high school commencement was held last Friday. There were nine graduates. The Saline commencement exercises were held last Thursday evening and proved very entertaining. Up to last week, ex-Supervisor Burtless, of Manchester, had shipped 20,000 pounds of wool to Boston. Richard McLean, of Dexter, has a Plymouth Rock hen which lays eggs 8 by 7% inches in circumference. There were seven applicants for positions in the Ypsilanti postoffice to take the civil service examination last week. Thomas Phillips died at his home in Ypsilanti, June 21, aged seventyfive years. He had resided in Ypsilanti since 1829. Some large families thin out quickly. Eight years ago the Hines family consisted of eight. Last Friday morning James Hines, the last one of the family, died in Ypsilanti, aged twenty-five years. Katie McGraw, a three year old grand-child of Irwin Peck, of Ypsiïanti, feil into the cistern last Monday and was drowned before she was missed. Chauncey Herbert Stapish died in Chelsea, Sunday, June 18, from diplitheria. He was fourteen years of age, and was the second child in the family to die within ten days. Rev. Albert Shoen and Rev. Wm. Alber were ordained in Bethel church in Freedom, last Sunday, by Rev. Paul Irion, assisted by Rev. Mr. Neumann, of Ann Arbor, and Rev. Mr. Schoettle, of Manchester. Willie Davis, an Ypsilanti lad, swept some powder up in a dustpan. While he was bending over it, a playmate lit a match, the powder flashed up and Willie's face was badly burned and his eyesight endangered. THe Ypsilanti city schools the past year had an enrollment of 1,064. This greatly delights the Ypsilanti papers, but they neglect to state that the Ann Arbor city schools had an enrollment of more than twice that number. The graduating exercises of the Manchester schools took place last Thursday evening. Diplomas were presented to thirteen graduates. The essays and orations were excellent and Manchester has every reason to feel proud of her high school. The Chelsea high school graduating class numbered seven, of whom six were girls. The commencement exercises were held last Thursday evening. Miss Ella Morton delivered the salutatory. Julius Schmid orated on National Progress Due to Education. Miss Anna M. Beissel read the class prophecy. Miss Matie Conaty read an essay on Ambition. Miss Katie M. Staffan read a story entitled, Which ? Miss Nora Miller an essay, Rowing, Not Drifting and Miss Louella Townsend deüvered the valedictory. A chapter of the order of the Eastern Star was organized in Chelsea, last week, with 42 charter members and the following officers: W. M., Mrs. R. S. Armstrong; W. P., T. E. Wood; Associate W. M., Mrs. L. Miller; Treasurer, Mrs. S. H. Holmes; Secretary, Mrs. W. J. Knapp; Conductress, Mrs. J. F. Waltrous; Associate Conductress, Mrs. L. Winans; Adah, Miss Nellie Maroney; Ruth, Mrs. Bacon; Esther, Mrs. W. K. Guerin; Martha, Mrs. Geo. Ward; Electa, Mrs, J. D. Schnaitman; Warder, Mrs. W. Cushman; Chaplain, Mrs. M. Boyd; Organist, Mrs. Geo. Blaich; Sentinel, D. Maroney.