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Two niglit watchinen will soon be patrolling V psilanti, paid by the business men. The Congregational church of j sea will build an addition to the reac of their church Mrs. Maria Hayden, of Ypsilanti, broke her arm, Mouday, by falling on an icy sidewalk. The six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lowerv, of Bridgewater, died Monday. Ypsilanti's colored rninstrels, having rcovered trom their Milan trip, will give another performance, Feb. 9. ,T. Lukins, an old settler of Bridgewater, is dead. He was the faiher-inlaw of Solomon Tate, and was eightytwo years of age. Nina, the eight-year-old daughter of Charles H. Hadley. of √ľnadilla. died Jaimary 27, trom paralysis, alter an illness of eight months. New stoves have been purchfised for the Congregational church in Webster. It is not fashiouable to carry footwarmers with you these days. The Ypsilanti reporter of the Time is responsible for the statement going the rouuds that a Ypsilanlian imitated Benjamin Franklin, in taking his watcb out of his pocket to see if he had time to go home and getthe watch, which he thought he had lef t there. Joseph M. Allen, who died at the residence of his son in Wayne, Monday, was born in Whitney, Vermont, February 23, 1825. He came to this county with his father, who had taken up land from the government two and a half miles north of Dexter, in 1831. His father died when he was eight years old. At the age of fifteen he learned the printers trade in Jackson. In 1848 he was married to Miss Mary M. McMillan, at Jackson, and five children came to them. He worked at the printers trade in Jackson for ten years, becoming the proprietor of the Jackson Gazette and merging it into the Jackson Citizen. In 1851 he went to Detroit and engaged inanewspaper and job oflictj. In 1882 he started the Dexter Sun and In January 1883 purchased the Dexter Leader, merging the Sim in it. Only a few months ago he sold the Leader to John I. Thompson. His failing health caused him to retire from business. The funeral services were held in Dexter, Wedne3day. 4


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