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Miss Ida L. Burroughs, of Saline, wil] teach in ihe grammar department at Brooklyn uext year. Milan is beginnig to agítate as to the best method of making the old eagle scream on the glorious fourth. Twenty-five Grass Lake children will give au entertainment next Wednesday evening, May 16, at the town hall. C. R. Johnson, of Ypsilanti, has his cold sturage filled to its capacity. There are 45,000 dozen eggs in the same. The insurance on the high school building at Ypsilanti which burned reeently was 36,000. It is thonght that this will cover the cost of rebuilding. Fred Gallup has been elected president of the Ypsilanti wheelmen's club. The club is in a flourishing condition and are out every evening for a Gallup. Charles Dentón, of Milan, who reeently went to Buffalo with stock, has returned home. He disposed of all his stock but could neither sell nor give himself away. The Brighton G. A. R. post held a camp flre and taxed every individual who wished to swap lies. As a result of their sharp scheme the post now has üfty dollars in cold, hard cash. The lady bicycle riders of Clinton have formed a club, and hereafter when on their wheels will wear "bloomers': as a riding habit. They propose to ride to Tecumseh on Decoration Day. There will be a cobweb social in the parlors of the Presbyterian church, Tecumseh, uext Thursday evening, and everybody is invited to attend and be spiders. Who or what will officiate as flies is the question. Geo. April, of Scio, is preparing to teil some awful lies. He lias made a large üsh pond and planted therein a lai-ge number of Germán carp from the pjnd of Gottleib Benz. We shall hear from George in due time. The Manchester Enterprise intimates that there are sotue bipeds in that vicinity vvho are violating the law by spearing fish. He warns tliem that sliould the fish warden get "onto them" they will have to part compauy with a few shekels. The Scio Center school yard has been greatly improved by the removal of the old tence, grading the grounds and planting trees. This is a step in the right direction. Pleasant and beautiful surroundings at school have niuca influence over the school work. Saline is moving right along with the century. Her common council has passed resolutioiis allowing one-nalf the cost to any one who would build cement side walks according to the sidewalk speciiications. Larger cities would do well to follow this lead. Mrs. W. H. Katner, of Clinton, who died at Ann Arbor from the effects ot a surgical operation for the removal of a cáncer, was burried ou the 9th inst. The Epworth League and Lady Maccabees attended in a body and the Maccabees oiüciated at the grave. J. W. Buss, Frank Phelps, Sampson i'arkei-, C. A. Morris, A. J. Pratt, and Geo. C. Page, Jr., of Dexter, not being satis fied with the McKiuley price of wood at their home market have shipped their clip to Boston. Hope they will get 50 cents a pound down there. Gov. Eich and Supt. Pattengill, of Lansing; Mrs. J. J. Bagley, of Detroit; Eev. Caroline Bartlett, of Kalamazoo; Hon. Wilard Stearns, of Adrián, and E,ev. J. W. Bradshaw, of Ann Arbor, acted as judges in the Oratorical contest at Ypsilanti last Friday evening. The followmg changes have recentiy been made at Delhi. Mr. Kyan, the section foreman has moved from Mr. Sutton's house to Mr. Bycraft's house; Lew Davenport has gone to Webster, into E. 8. Cushman's house, and Mr. Gelsier taken the house vacated by Lew. The Clinton school board has engaped the follow teachers for the ensuiug year: Principal, H. W. Daniels; 7th and 8th grades, Miss Ada Stancliff; 5th and 6th grades, Miss Celia Brewster; 3rd and 4th grades, Miss Nellie Martin; Ist and 2nd grades, Miss Floy Avery. The Ypsilanti Dairy association, which has so long been faiaous for their fine butter, have nowcommenced to niake ice cream. The Ypsilantian stakes its reputation as a judge of ice cream on the assertion that it is first class. That is the cream, not the lpsilantian's judgement. Evidently Ypsilanti does not intend to be again caught napping in the matter of protection f rom tire. Last week the board of public works and the committee on lire department purchased 1,900 feet of hose, 13 rubber coats, 2 Walchon nozzles and a set of extra couplings from a Chicago lirm. The turn table at Delhi, which was put in years ago for the purpose of turning the engine of the old Dexter accommodation which ran between Detroit and Dexter, is no more. The stone were recently removed to be used in filling a washout near Ypsilanti, and the excavation was filled up. Gottlieb Benz drew down the water in his fish pond one day last week, for the tirst time since the pond was made three years ago. The twenty-five German carp with which the pond was planted have multiplied until it now contains thousands of handsome fish weighing from one to seven pourids.- Dexter Leader. Who says the Leader hasn't got it bad? As Geo. II. Hammond was returning to his farm from Ypsilanti at a late hour a week ago Wednesday night, he drove full tilt against against a wire which some unregenerate cus had stretched across the road, and badly injured a valuable colt about the fore legs and chest. The colt will recover. The whipping post would be the proper thing for such a dastard. Company C, of Tecumseh, recently turned ruinstrels and put up a great performance. The four "end men" are said to have got off some new and very clever "gags." The good people who witnessed the show were well pleased with the most of it, but took exceptions to the sparing match between two small boys, representing Corbett and Jackson. However, Company C succeeded in knocking the good people out of some eighty dollars of hard cash and therefore ieel well pleased with their undertaking. The Presbvterian Sunday school, of Tecunisr.h, isas u l)ovs" brigade and tUey will turn out on Decoration Day in their new uniforins and help celébrate. Lust Sunday, alter Sunday school, tliey went info camp at Sana Lake. What boy would not enüst to fight the devil, parade on Decoration Day or go camping, provided he could don a span new uniform vvith brass buttons and become the obsrved of all observers? Manchester has such an attack of baseball f e ver that even the fust primary boys have been carried froru their staid and sober moorings. Last Saturday the flrst primary boys played a game on the public square with the ward school boys which resulted in a score of 7 to 40 in favor of tbe want school. They will put up anotheigame next Saturday and the successf u team will be presented with a set o caps by Robison & Koebbe. Engine 23 going west with a freight train, in charge of Engineer Hussel Webb, Monday night,broke a pistoi rod, just as it was entering the easten gate of the yard, which in its llight cut off the switch target and landec some 15 feet from the train. The cylinder head was knocked out with a stunuing explosión, but no one was hurt. The train was run on a siding while Engineer Webb took his engine to Jackson for repairs. - Ypsilantian. Some careless cus backed a wagon into Allen Montonye's carriage on River street, Milan, last Wednesday, causing Mr. Montonye's horse to take the signal that it was time to get out of that viciuity. The horse ran like sixty down to the bridge, and turning round collided with a horse driven by a lady nearly bringling her to earth. The horse then ran into Lamkin's mili yard and wascaught. Mr. Montonye's carriage was too badly smashed to make even an interesting ruin. Unwashed wool sold at Clinton last week for from 7 to 12 cents. Great is protection! Just think of it- the tariff is about 12 cents. Now had it not been for that blessed Bill McKiuley those who got 7 cents per pound wouïd have to pay flve cents per pound for the privilege of ralsing wool. Glorious old Bill! You're a corker.- Adrián Press. Now would be a good time for Capt. Ailen to rise up and explain away that whopper he told about wool bringing 50 cents a pound if the Bill McKinley bill became lavv. A series of recitals will be given by the members of the senior class of the Normal Conservatory of Alusie, at Normal hall, beginning Tuesday eveniug, May 17. Each recital will be ander direction of two of the class, the one at the date named being given by Misses Oberst and Humphrey. All interested are iuyited, as the recitals are public- Ypsilanti Sentinel. These recitals are of a high order of nierit and are worthy the time and attention of all lovers of good music. The Milán Leader declares that it Heu a short time since when it said that hailstones feil in that place six inches in diameter, but swears that tliey were actually six inches in cucumference, and that under no soit of pressure will it drop another inch in the nieasurement of those hailstones. We had no doubt but that the Leader told a whopper about those stones; however, confession is good for the soul. Still we have a lingering doubt about the corrected size of those hailstones. JVow, Mr. Leader, if you will again divide that circumference by three you will no longer be regarded as a disciple of Ananias. The Milan Leader gets out its sharp stick and gently prods the village dads ou the frightf ui condition of the sidewalks in that town. It claims that recently a young woman while walking on County street and carrying a basket of eggs, feil and hurt herself badly, beiides breaking nearly every egg in her basket. Would it not be a good idea to take those eggs or some others which have hun,? on the vine too long, and go gunning for those negligent village dads? If those village fathers were compelled to act as short-stop in a game with a few ancient eggs, they would undoubtedly be williug to repair those walks at once. So niuch interest has been feit and so many opinions expressed in regard to the feasibility and cost of putting in the tile culvert across Main street for Crystal Run, it may gratify all to know that the job has been done and well done, and that no quicksand or mire was found to make the foundation insecure. The tiJe were thoroughly packed in air-slacked clay and thus secured from moisture and frost, and it is confidently believed they will remain in place long after this generation has passed away. The entire cost, insteaiï of the large figures so confidently given by some, was only $68 60, of which the Corporation pays $34.15. the township paying the other half of the cost - Grass Lake News. Time's up! Benjamin Franklin, in 1794, left $5,000 to remain at interest for one hundred years, at the end of which period it was to be invested in the establishment of an industrial school of some kind. The sum now amounts to $730,000. His will made ;he board of aldermen trustees of the !und. The time is up, and fourteen of the lucky fellows, who by being aldermen got hold of the boodle, are junketng around the . country to examine schools, and ñud out how to use a porton that they think they can devote to ;he testator's intention. Just think of t! Boston coming west to learn how ;o set up schools! - Ypsilanti Sentinel. Boston coming west to learn how to set up schools is not the important thing to think about in this matter, but how best to get on the Boston board of aldermen. SeeV Ed. Eves. who drives the pulp wagon for the Birkett Mfg. Co., had a narrow escape from what might have resulted in a serious accident, one day last week. While driving to Dexter with a load of pulp, the front of the load upon which he was sitting slid out, precipitating him to the ground directly behind the heels of one of the mules. The mule tried to do some kicking, but Ed. was too close, which fact alone probably saved his life. Ed. has been hugging himself ever since at his forunate escape and doesn't in the least care to take the same chance again.- Dexter Leader. That sounds a little suspicious. A real live, thorough bred mule that could not make room for a few "base" kicks under such inviting circumstances must have been brought up far from ïl association with his kind. Very impressive services were held at St. John's churcu Sunday evening the occasion benig the reception of 77 married ladies into the Sodality of the Assuniytion of the Blessed Virgin. The altars ere profusely decorated with flowers aiul candles and presented a beaiitiful appearance. The inusic was under the direction of Mrs. Matie Champion Ilodge. Kev. Father Baumgartner, of Detroit. Bishop Foley's secreta ry, preached an appropriate sermón. Next Snuday there will be a reception to the yomig ladies.- Ypsilanti Sentinel. Alvah Starkweather and Jas. Armstrong were partners in the poultry business at Tecumseh. Some months ago, while riding together along the road in front of Elliot Gray's just soutli of the villaee, they got into a dispute, and neither was able to convince the other until Armstrong took the but end of bis heavy whip and knocked Starkweather out of the wagon and proceeded to baste him like- like- like tliunder. Armstrong having convinced his partner against his will, Starkweather concluded to cali the matter up for a rehearing in court Here at the close of the second trial, he succeeding in getting the jury to knock Armstrong out to the tune of $150. The partners having won a "norse apiece," now should continue to look after their poultry business in peace, love and uiiity. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Russell narrowly escaped what might have been a serious accident, Monday forenoon They were on their way to town with norse and carriage, when just bevond the home of J. A. Smith the norse took fright at two footinen with axes on their shoulders, and jumped to the side of the road, at that place there is an enbankment, the horse with tbe vehicle and occupants were turned over and down the bank. Help at once appeared and unhitched the horse and helped passengers and carriage out of their dilemma, as the carriage was tipped over to its natural position the horse took a second fright and with nothing but harness dashed up the road towards Mr. Smith's where it was captured. Little damage was done and Mr and Mrs. R. were only bruised.- Saline Observer. An exchange that is given to asking questions, propounds this list: "VVho can definitely give the cause of the ate financial depression ? Geo. J. Gould says it is the hostility to cororations; the farmer says it is the ow pnce of wheat: the silver man saya it is the action of Wall street; Wall street says it is the action of the silver men; those interested in nianufactunng say it is the fear of free trade; some say it is the result of 30 years of protection; the caüitalists say it is the exorbitant deniand of laborlabor says it is the oppression of capital; the debtor says it is the creditor; the creditor says it is the debtor; the democrat says it is the republicanthe republican says it is the democrat; the populist says it is both; the prohíbitionist says it is whisky aud monopoly legislation. while the preacher savs . it is the devil." Which is right? We give it np. Xext - Tecumseh Aews. ilt is the devil ali right enough, but uot üie one the preacher has in mind that was kick out of heaven, cloven feet liornsand all, nor yet those that once upou a time went into a herd of swine. Some time ago a car called "Florida on VVheels," cohtaining an exhibit of the products of the flowery state, passed through Tecumseh, where an exhibition was made. While there, Myron W. Hughes, son of Mr. John Hughes, for many years freight agent for the Michigan Southern road at that point, applied for and received a position with the car. He entered upon the performance of his duties at once and continued with thecaruntil ïhursday May 3d, when he mysteriously disappeared. The Toledo Blade says he conducted the night exhibit at Fruit Farm, Illinois, on the date meutioned and closed the car at ten o'clok d m The car was then attached to a night train and taken to Cayoga, where another exhibit was to be given. When the time for the exhibit arrived the carwasnot opened, and on opening theame, Hughes was nowhere to be found. The money chest had been pried open and $10o in bilis taken The manager is of the opinión that the thert was committed by persons wlio concealed themselves in the car before ït was closed for the night, and that afterwards they murdered Hughes and nfled tbe money chest and made good their escape. JSTo clue to the crime nowever, has been discovered up to the present time. The Tecumseh News in commenting upon the case has the tollowing to say about young Hughes"Miny has always been known to possess a nomadic disposition, and has on several occasions suddenly left home without making known his intentions and when next heard from would be in California or some other distant place nhenthose spells come on him he seems hardly responsible for his actions, leaving a good position or a pleasant home and friends to become a wanderer among strangers. This unfortunate tnania has been a source of much worriment and care to his parents, who have done everything possible to keep him at home and to make it pleasant for him."


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