John C. Mahrle, a former merchant tailor of Manchester, died in Chicago last week, aged sixty-four. Charles H. Robison, of Milán, has just graduated from the Agricultura! college. St. John's church of Freedom has purchased the house of Michael Zahn, of Freedom. A great gaine of base ball receutly between Freedom and Sharon resulted in a score of 24 to 23 in favor of Freedom. Albert D. English, of Iron Creek, has repainted his house. Miss Anna Branniok will teach in the Zimmerman district, Manchester, this fall. Kempf & Bacon, of Chelsea, shipped a carload of chickens from Manchester to New "York last week. The M. E. church in Manchester is undergoing extensive repairs. Mrs. James Weir died in Bridgewater August 9, aged sixty-nine years. She ■was bom in New York, and with her parents carne to Manchester in 1834, where she was married in 1844. She leaves a husband and two daughters, both married. The Manchester Universalists held a picnic in Schmid's grove on Wednesday of last week Mat Blosser, of the Manchester Enterprise, has been spraying his fruit trees with great success. The Baptist Sunday school of Manchester held a delightful picnic at Wrampler's lake Thursday. Plums are very plentifnl. The Chelsea fair this year will be held October 2, 3 and 4. Alonzo Olsaver is building a new house in Dexter. St. James Sunday school of Dexter picnic at Base Lake on Wednesday of this week. The Dexter schools open on Monday, September 2. Tomorrow the great farmers' picnic at WhitmorejLake will be held. They are talking of a lady member of the school board at Dexter. George Wagner has started his eider mili at Jerusalem. Martin Koch, of Jeruzalem, is painting his house. Jacob Koch has just painted his new barn. All the Sunday schools of Sylvan township hold a picnic at Cavanaugh lake today. Among the speakers are Mr. Hough, of Jackson ; Rev. Mr. Morey, of ypsilanti, and County School Commissioner W. W Wederneyer, of Ann Arbor. Henry Heiin inger , wh o lives ne ar Four Mile lake, this year threshed 351 bushels of oats from seven acres, a yield of fifty bushels to the acre. A driven well, 110 f eet deep. has been put down on the property of Mrs. A. H. Watson in Dexter. Hiram A. Hewes died at his home in Chelsea August 10. He was born in Freedom December 8, 1852, and moved to Jackson in 1882, where he was a carpenter and builder and became a resident of Chelsea last spring. He was married in 1877, but left no children. The Milan PresbyterianSunday school has elected the following officers : Superintendent, Dr. W. R. Calhoun ; assistant superintendent, A. B. Smith ; secretary, Stella Ward; treasurer, A. B. Smith ; librarían, Lillie Smith ; chorister, W. F. Allen ; organist, Clara McGregor. Monday afternoon, while the ten-year oíd daughter of Adam Kalmbach, was at home with only the company of another girl about the same age, a tramp carne to the door and made himself very obnoxious. Miss Kalmbach soon became tirei of his actions and picking up a toy revolver that was lying near started for the door and s-hoved ït into his face, s ying at the same time, "This is what yon want. ' ' The way Mr. Tramp waltzed up the street was a caution. - Chelsea Standard. The Epworth League convention at Chelsea last week elected the following offlcers for rext year : President, Frank Parker, Clinton; first vice president, Miss Nettie Storrus, Chelsea ; second vice president, Drr. Harry Bovee, Adrian ; recording secretaiy, Miss Elnora Newell, Monroe ; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Nellie Darling, Stony Creek; jtmior league superintendent, Miss Lena Swick, Milan ; treasurer, John Lawson, Deerfield. Grass Lakes ball team was badly beateu by Chelsea recen'tly and this is the way the News indicates its intense feeling on the subject : A picked nine made up of four star players from Ann Arbor, two from Dexter aud three Chelseaites beat the first nine of Grass Lake at Chelsea on Thursday of last week. The score stood 9 to 3. A purely Chelsea cinb can't beat anything. The Fowlerville oommon council has acoepted the proposition of A. J. Sawyer, attorney f or Miss Gertrude Case, of Soath Lyon, to take $1,000 for the injuries received on a defectivo walk by Miss Case while she was teaching in Fowlerville last winter. Captain Allen and Rev. Frank Kennedy, of Ypsilanti, will speak at the farmers picnic' in Thorne's grove, near Willis, next Tuesday. Speeches are also expected from John McDongal, of Superior, Henry Stumpenhusen, of Ypsilanti, and J. K. Campbell, of Augusta. Michael Burkhart died at his home in Saline, August 10, aged sixty-two years. He was born in Germany, but came to Freedom with his parents when he was two years of age. H. S. Holmes, of Chelsea, shipped 75,000 pounds of wool to Boston last week. The mailing clerk at thé Ypsilanti postoffice gets a $100 increase of salary. Ypsilanti isto have a cricket club. The house of Mrs. Charlotte Watson in Ypsilanti was burned last FrWay, owing to a defecfive chimney. The $500 insurance nearly covered the loss. Ypsilanti is engaged in sinking a fourth well for its water works. Onr Manchester gallants have always been in high favor with the young ladies of snrrounding towns. They drive such tony rigs and are not averse to "settin' em up" when near an ice cream soda shop. Last Sunday one of the boys drove to Sharon in his spiek, span new carriage to see his fair Dulcinea, and when he drove into the yard a large turkey gobbler, seeing what he supposed wa a rival - reflected from the glossy surface of the vehicle - flew at his foe and pecked at it vigorously. The young man did not relish having his new carriage scratched, and caught the fowl by the neck and gave it a fling, but the wary gobbler, nothing daunted, renewed the attack, to the dismay of the young man and amusement of some of the standers. It is surmised that the turkey will be stufifed and eatea by a happ; party next fall - Manchester Enterprise A horse owned by J. L. Haskell wa drowned in Mud lake last week. Ii seenis that throughout the circuit o: this little lake the water extends under what appears to be secure earth, but i only vegetable rnold and the neare one approaches its edge the more inse cure it becomes until it bends anc yields, aud the man oí beast will sink through it into deep water. It is con jectured that the horse walked out to obtain a drink and the insecure cover ing breaking let him into the water anc he soon drowned. Not long ago anoth er horse belonging to Mr. Haskell fel into this lake in a like manner and pro ceeded to swirn its entire circuit to fine secure footing whereby he might escape from his dilemma. But he was unsuccessful and was finally hauled ashore by means of a rope thrown over his head.