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W. H. Whitmarsh & Uo., of Milan, have something new every little while. This time it is a new delivery wagon. A new sidewalk has been built in front of the Milan school for the children to wear out their shoes on this fall. The Dexter and Milan lodges of Oddfellows played ball in Milan yesterday afternoon. George W. Burnham, a fornier Milan editor and ex-league base ball umpire, who presented himself with a crutch once, is again umpiring in the league. The Catholios held a picnic in the Reynold's woods, near Whittaker, yesterday. A colored oarup meeting begins tomorrow in the woods of Josiah Childs, of Augusta, to last ten days. A subscripton has been started in Saline to defray the expenses of Beverly Bugg, who lost his leg at Pittsfield Junction by beiug run over by a car, a ■week or so ago, and to purchase him an artificial liinb. The Saline Observer says, "Beverly has always been oue of the quiet boys of our village, minded his own business and won many f riends. ' ' The Saline Farmers' club is in session today at the home of G. L. Hoyt, and listening to a paper by S. R. Crittenden on ' 'Proflts on the Farm. ' ' A little daughter was born to Eiuanuel Cook, of Saline, last week. Jacob Heselschwerdt, of Saline, is out with his threshing rig. Arriold Prudden' of uear Chelsea lost two horses by lightnng recently. The Chelsea telephone exchange already bas twenty subscribers. The rates are $18 a year for stores and $15 for dwellings. A conneotion will be put in with Cavanaugh Lake. Mrs. C E. Whittaker, Mra. Peter Gorman, Mrs. H. Snerry and Miss Jennie Gorman, of Chelsea, took a trip to Quebeo last week. Ypsilanti is sinking its third well for water to keep up its water supply. Jnstice Cabel J. Barlow died at his home in Rawsonville, of blood poisoning, July 28, aged seventy-four years. He was bom iu New York and oame with his parents to Michigan in 1835. For fiffcy years he had lived in Rawsonville, thirty-six of which he aoted as jnstice of the peace. The Cherry Hill boys beat the Salem boys at base ball recently by a score of 14 to 8. A blacksmith is wanted at Cherrv Hill. O-rass Lake is infested with rattle snakes. The last oue killed was by Stanley E. Cooper, and had six rattles. The editor of the News is so fearful of thena that he never ventures across his threshhold with less thau two pairs of cowhide boots and a bottle of the very best old Bourbon in each hip pocket. A Grass Lake lady found out the other night that it -svus not safe to step on the end of a plauk in a Grass Lake sidewalk. She tried it, the plank flew up and the lady feil flat. A new son has been bom to Charles Walker, of Sharon. Manchester is talking of having a day of sports. Manchester's citizens are all going in for flowing wells. Mrs. James Yerdon died in Manchester August 1, of cáncer of the stomach, aged fifty-six years. A little son has arrived at the home of J. H. Anthony, in Manchester. James Cavanaugh will teach the Sharon Hill school nest fall. Miss Nettie Rowe will teach iii the Crafts district in Sharon this fall. Daniel Scofield, of Ypsilanti, was a scared man recently. Now it takes a good deal to scare Daniel, bnt when he is sitting out on his porch and lightning strikes a tree eight f eet f rom him, he is almost justified in being scared. Auother narrow escape occurred here Tuesday. A man with bis son, a lad of about fonrteen, from Plymouth, stopped at the Harmon house for dinner. While there the boy slipped away and down to the depot where the work train was in operation. The train of flats was nearly loaded with dirt, the boy stood a litfcle past the rear car when the engineer was told to back down to the bridge to unload. As the train started the boy juniped and caught the hand rail of the last car, but missed the step, and as the train was then under good speed he dared not jump, and could not get on ; thus he hnng. Before the trestle was reached one hand became numb and loosed, with the other he clung tight nntil about the center of the bridge, when just as he was about to drop one of the trainmen saw and caught him, saving his life as the fall would certainly have been fatal.- Saline Observer. A Straw stack tipped over in W;iterloo the other day and smothered a Jersey cow bolonging to Tom Collins. While a boy was flourishing a butcher knife iu one of the ineat markets here reoently he accidentally took a larga piece of flesh frpm the wrist of oue of bis oonipanions. - Chelsea Standard. Last Saturday the Napoleons came over and played a game of base ball with the Grass Lakes. The game wasn't won by either club. Owing to the bumpkin who acted as umpire the score at the close stood 12 for the Grass Lakes, 9 for the Napoleons and 6 for the umpire. The umpire took immediately to the woods after the game and when last seen was catching cockroaches by putting salt on their tails. - Grass Lake News. Mrs. Anu Sears, of Ypsilanti, aged seventy-two, was run into by a bicyclist in Ypsilanti last week. and sustained severe injuries. James Thompson died in Ypsilanti last Friday, aged eighty-four years. George Bell is now marshal of Dexter. A braggart gires the first uine of Orass Lake a dig in the last Brooklyn Exponent. Instead of attachinsr his name to his drivel he sneaks behind i signature of three stars. The writer is the oritter who carne over with the Brooklyns on the 19th, and will be remeiubered by a rip in the elbow of hi s bloomers, from which unclean unen drooped out like a flag of distres in a calm. He prevaricates about the game won by our boys at the time they ploughed up the grouud with the Brooklyn club, then offers to bet a hundred dollars his club can beat the Grass Lakes. Our advice to him is, if he can get any part of a hundred dollars to pay up his washer woinan and get his linen oleansed again, he would look better for it and the odor in his viciuity would