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Chelsea will now get her shirts washed. New steam laundry. Eddie Gunn, of Cherry hill, very ill, will not go off just yet. He's better. The wheat acreage in Dexter is said to be much smaller than last year. Eels again clogged the wheels ot the Manchestei electric light plant, last week. Mrs. Wm. Drummond, of Chelsea, realizes $7,500 by the death of a brother. Henry Leonard and Mrs. Angeline Jackson were married at Rawsonville Sunday evening, last week. Burt Smith, wife, mother and sister, of Free Church, are undergoing a combined run of typhoid fever. Wednesday evening, last week, occurred the marriage of Miss Callie Kelsey, of Saline, and Mort Miller, of Cadillac. Mrs. Dr. Post, of Ypsilanti, in passing across the school grounds last week, feil and a shoulder was dislocated. Austin Ellsworth, of Vincent, Ia., and Mrs. Sally Sterling, of Ypsilanti, were married at the latter place, Oct. 24. The attempt of the Ypsilanti grocery and meat market clerks to induce six o'clock closing by the proprietors has failed. Ben Baumgardner, of Dexter does not appear like a man of ex treme age, and yet he writes B. C before his surname. The new Congregational church of Chelsea is now roofed and the so ciety will soon be able to worshi] in a commodious edifice. Wm. Howling lives in Belleville On account of his name the calam ity people wanted to engage him for the campaign, but he wouldn' goThe 8oth birthday of John Tate of Saline, recently. was made an oc casion for his neighbors and friend to rush in on him and congratúlate him. Within three weeks Mr. Laidlaw of Ypsilanti. will have over 300 va rieties of chrysanthemums in bloom It keeps him busy "blowing them out." Mr. Walker, the new Congrega t'onal minister at Chelsea, passec safely throug.i the ordeal of ordina tion, and now is entitled to the pre fix "Rev." Dan Quirk, of Ypsilanti, grab hold of a position with a packing and provisión house in St. Louis Dan's home popularity will rnake him missed. Charles Allyn, of Chelsea, while picking apples, the other day, teste( the law of gravitation. But it nearl; broke his spine. He will not ap peal the case. C. S. Densmore isn't living in Boone City, Neb., any more, anc doesn't want to. He is now in Syl van, having driven a team the whole distance. Sylvan will do for him The clock of the Ypsilanti high school building was found to be six feet in diameter, instead of five, as was intended. Undoubtedly the prospect of a democratie victory broadened its face. During the last thunder storm, many electric lamps were burned out at Chelsea. At the stove works it jumped at the motor, which tossed it off with a noise Iike a pistol and went on with its business. The Salvation Army meetings at Ypsilanti are largely attended. It is gratifying to know that there is still hope of Ypsilanti, and that "While the lamp holds out to burn, the vilest sinner may return." Unless there are liars in Freedom, one farmer tbere has to blast his turnips out of the ground with dy namite. they are so large; and another man has stopped raising corn because it is as much work to cut it as to clear a tamarack swanip. D. W. Elmer, of Bridgewater, aged 87 years, is one of the frisky men of the town. He is able to run a foot race with any man of his years in his section, and indeed, he doesn't care how old his contestant is - even if he is a hundred. A. D. Mclntyre, of Mooreville, this fall propped up one end of the "hard times" and dug 740 bushels of potatoes out from under them. The " 'tatoes" grew on seven acres. L. Goldsmith has a good record with 700 bushels from nine acres. John Tichenor, of Chelsea, was 92 years old, Oct. 2Óth, but no one who has seen him dancing around, this season, making garden and doing the "errand boy," would suspect that he had so many years concealed about him. Efforts are being made to get him into the University football team, but he declines, on the ground that he is not yet old ;nough. Mr. Tichenor is one of the jrandfathers of Editor Hoover, of :he Chelsea Standard. A sister of Mr. Tichenor died at che age of 94. To Mrs. Harry A. Gilmore, of 'lsi lanti - a son. Another addition to Giltiiore's band. The new are light dynamo at ' Chehea is in position and doing , business. A light has been placed at the railroad crossing. i ! Early closing will go into effect at ï Dexter, Nov. ist. Good idea. Saves fi re and light to the merchant and : gives the clerk a show forcalling on his girl. Such a time as the stockholders . are having to get back the money : lost in the Keeley institute lately at Ypsilanti is enough to drive a prohibitionist to the bottle. Dr. Conklin who was abducted, as he states, and is now at Manchester, complains of the effects of a blow on the head from a sand-bag, delivered by his kidnappers to make him willing to accompany them. Dexter boys who are late out, nights, leads the Leader to believe they "are sowing for a erop of anxious hours and broken hearts in the not far distant future." "Broken heads" would come nearer cracking the fact on the skull. Deputy sheriff Staffan, of Chelsea, arrested a brace of clothing thieves last week. An overcoat, from H. V. Heatly, a mackintosh, another coat and a pair of pants from a store, were found. The chaps were fixing up for full dress receptions. They will have one. Populist Peters "got at himself" in fine shape at the recent democratie meeting at Scio, when called upon to preside. He said he was not a democrat, but Iike Fisher's old white horse he was borrowed for most everything. The Sentinel claims Cadillac as the place where the Scandanavian remarked "Ee haf a yob wid de Ann Arbor railroad" and trusts "that al persons who have given currency to the misstatement will correct it. ' What! on the Sentinel's unsupportec statement? Fred A. Bradley, formerly o Ypsilanti, now of Jackson, has com posed a waltz song entitled Lina Lou in honor of his little daughter, Lina Louisa. The song was recently sung with effect by the Gilbert opera company when at Jackson. Mr Bradley is a train dispatcher anc composes music to keep him awake Stone & Carpenter have an inter esting exhibition in their store win dow, consisting of a very old piece of needlework made during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in about 1600 The work represents a scène in the queen's court. Also they have sorae old pitchers made in 1771, of clay from Wales. They are the property of O. W. Seymour. - Ypsilantian. Oil fight at Saline a few days ago Fairbank glowered on his opponent and said "six!" Humphrey glowered back and said "five!" Fairbank glowered again and said "four!" Humphry returned the glower and said free, one gallon ol oil to every customer, today, and five for each additional gallon. The fight closed when both dealers were closed out and the well-stocked custome.-s said "oil right." An old fellow, who said his name was Charles Wilson, unbuttoned a coat on a clothier's dummy at Ypsilanti, last week, but was pursued and captured. In justice court an entire suit was made against him, although he only stole the coat. Wilson said he was feeling badly and the doctor told him to take something, so he took the coat. When Justice Childs had been "brought to," he looked the old rascal sternly in the eye, and said that he might have dealt leniently with him, but after a "crack" like that, the heart of justice was closed to mercy; the law must take its course; and he sent him to Detroit 'or 65 days.


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