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Houses are scarce in Chelsea. Chelsea confidently expects acannlCgheSary business places are now ÍÍthe vidnit, of Saline „"tered nicely Dexterites are complaining of dry pils and cisterns. Tohn Schill, of Saline, broke his ankle a few days ago. mos Hall is remodelling the parly house in Milan. new dry goods and shoe store is talkedoffor Dexter. The Chelsea ?:pworth League has .hout a hundred members. John Stabler, of Bridgewater, is out a good horse. It died. Building stone has recently been shipped from Dexter to Detroit. Victor Benz, of Webster, has ínvented a patent lever farm gate. v w Wallace has sold the old foundry in Saline to A.M. Coleman. j-ev Mr. Marshall has resigned the pastorale of the Baptist church jn Saline. T Wilson & Sons, of Milan, will put a new bolting proccess in their flouring mili. Gottlob Paul, of Bridgewater, opens business in Manchester the last of the week. Will F. Ehnis, of Saline, has accepted a good position as cuttér in Marión, Indiana. Lady Washington tea party was given by the Chels. a Li O. T. M., tast Friday evening. The Chelsea Recreation Park association elects seven directors March 9, at 3 p. m. Rev. Wm. Walker, of Ann Arbor, preached in the Dexter Congregational church Sunday. Charlie, youngest son of James Taylor, of Chelsea, died February 18, aged twelve years. Will Schaffer drewalogto Reeves & Sturms' mili in .Saline which was over five feet in size. Editor Smith, of the Milan Leader, has been wrestling with the grippe for a couple of weeks. John Cook, of Chelsea, has just planted 5,000 brook trout on the James Runciman farm. James Hendershott, of Manchester, died of old age Jast Wednesday, aged eighty-three years. The Saline Farmers' club will meet March 8, at the residence of H. C. Platt in Pittsfield. Surprise parties are the order of the day, or rather evening, in Milan, long since styled progressive Milan. A tramp named Kelly is spending ten days in jail for stealing a pair of gloves from Harper & Parson, of Saline. The electric light question is to be fought out at the Chelsea charter election. It will be a fight to the finish. Miss Minnie Klumpf, daughter of George Klumpf, of Sharon, died of consumption, February 16, aged seventeen years. A caucus to nomínate village officers in Saline will beheld Friday evening. Let the best men in Saline be selected for the offices. W. P. Schenk & Co., of Chelsea, have organized as a stock company with $30,000 paid up capital and the following directors: W. P. Schenk, John Schenk, W. F. Riemenschneider, A. E. Fletcher and John H. Cutting. It is rumored that Robert Pickell, of this village, who is poor and totally blind, has fallen heir to a fortune estimated all the way from $200,000 to $250,000. The report is that his ancestors leased property owned by them in New York City for 99 years, and the lease has expired and the property, valued now at $3,000,000, is awaiting legal división among the heirs. Seventeen of them have been found and Mr. Pickell and others in this vicinity, notably the Updikes, are of the number. The News hopes there is no mistake about the matter. - Grass I.ake News. A couple of Pittsfield farmers were at the Congregational church, each with his better half, and after services they proceeded to get their conveyances. It was a dark night and one of them drove up anc helped his wife into the sleigh, tucked the robes in nicely, and then without entering into conversation, whisked off toward home. Of course, it wasn't the way they used to do years ago, but that was before marriage. There was no need of talk now, and the air was frosty too. After they had proceeded a little way, the lady discovered that she was with the wrong man. With a whoop, a kick and a jump, she vacated that cutter, and took a back track for the church, at a pace that would have done credit to Maude S. The deserted escort drove back, and further mixing up of the families was prevented.- Adrián Press. The price of flour has been rut at Manchester. The new band in Dexter is learn-j ng rapidly. Oddfellowship is enjoying a big! boom in Dexter. La grippe has been at work all over the county. A new furnace will be put in the Unadilla M. E. church. The new foundry at Clinton has had d steel roof put on it. Little Charlie Champion, of Stony Creek, has a broken arm. Rev. D. H. Ramsdell, of Clinton, netted $80 at his recent donation. Empty wells and cisterns is the tale at Salem and at Dexter. The Clinton Eastern Stars gave an elabórate banquet last week. Dan Hitchingham, of VVhittaker, has purchased a new sawmill outfit. John Kensler has rented the store in the new bank block at Manchester. The People and Citizens of South Lyon will contest the coming charter election. James Hogan, of Lïridgewater, took a car load of sheep to Cufíalo last week. A bluejay social will be held at Watson Barr's, in Augusta, next Friday evening. Dr. Pattison, of Ypsilanti, will take his family to Florida for the rest of the winter. Thomas Penny, of Stockbridge, has just received an order for 30,000 wagon spokes. William Gadd, of Bridgewater, has been suffering severely from inrlammation of the lungs. A poverty social will be held this evening at the residence of Lyman lïaldwin at Iron Creek. Charles Schmitt has traded his hotel property in Whittaker for 80 acres of land in Sempler. Rev. 15. C. Baumgardner, of the Webster Congregational church, has resigned to goto Chicago. The South Lyon Excelsior refuses to publish notices of church or society entertainments without pay. The I. O. G. T's., of Whitmore Lake, played "Dot, the Miner's Daughter," in Chelsea, Friday evening. The basement of the Congregational church in Clinton has been excavated to allow a new room to be built. Miss Wright, a mission .ry to Turkey, speakes in the Salem Congregational church on the evening ol Maren 6. Henrv Xueent. of Whittaker has returned home from Ypsilanti to heal up some broken bones' in the right hand. Elmer Allyn, a Chelsea boy of twelve, died on February 15. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church. The W. C. T. U., of Salem, held a Memorial service for the late Mrs. Lathrop, at the Salem Congregational church, Sunday. A Stony Creek correspondent re)orts a sudden mortality among íorses in that vicinity. They were all oíd or injured horses. Will Rogers, who lives near the Lancaster school house, east of Clinton, cut'a six inch gash in his head while feiling timber last week. Miss Fannie A. Sayles, attired in violet satin, was married to Samuel E. Brown in the conventional black, at Milan, February 20. They took a wedding trip through Ohio. Mrs. Nancy Carpenter Rogers died in Saline, February 15, aged seventy-eight years. She was a pioneer of the county and leaves tour sons and three daughters. According to the county papers, W. W. Wedemeyer, republican candidate for county school commissioner, has visited nearly every town in the county since his nomination. Thomas Wilson, of Milan, has just passed his eighty-ninth birthday and prides himself on not wearing an overcoat, even i ti winter, although he takes long walks every day. Hattie Nims, of Stockbridge, regrets having attended a recent poverty social. While walking across the floor her foot carne in contact with the foot of some one running in an opposite direction and as a consequence both bones in her ankle were broken. There were three weddings in Clinton last Wednesday evening, all solemnized by Rev. D. H. Ramsdell. The weddings were at 6:30, 7 and 8 p. m., and were all in different places. AU the contracting parties live in Clinton except one of the grooms, Mr. Fred Clark, who lives in Brooklyn. The couples were Tred Clark and Miss Jennie Snow, Edison C. Bréese and Miss Esther Louise Platt, and Charles Fabrique and Miss Nellie Embler.