Seventy-two years ago there was born iu "York State" a man who the other day had reached Ypsilanti on a bicycle, and was still as frisky as a newly spanked kid. The Washtenaw board of supervisors bas added $100,000 to the valnation of Ann Arbor. This shows that the republicana have deoeived the people with the cry of democratie hard times, and that Ann Arbor is worth $100,000 more than she was a year ago. The flnff of the milkweed pods are said to make excellent sofa pillows. - Petersburgh Sun. The bntter of the milkweed is uot looked upon with favor by the authorities of the State Agricultural College, particularly if the milkweed happens to be "farrow." Ex-Oil Inspector Platt and wife, of Ypsilanti, were last week spilled on the gronnd from an overturning carriage. On a previous occasion Mr. Platt was whopped under his upset cutter and remained there till somebody propped np the coop and let him ont. When a republioan office holder is unhitched from his business, he never seems quite right after that. By a very shrewd trick Marshal Peterson, of Ann Arbor, landed in jail the parties who wrecked the house of Geo. S. Huil, near Hamburg, with dynamite. He was practically denied assistance fiom the Livingston officials, but he got a party to identify himself with the suspects and soon had the needed evidence. We may now expect to read in the Detroit papers of the masterly deteotive work done in the case by a Detroit "sleuth," who - wasn't there. The Washtenaw Times mentions the mistake of a gentleman "in very olose conneotion with the University hospital, ' ' who, at a recent Presby terian social, "inadvertently placed his arms around a lady who he supposed was his wife. The gentleman's appearance a few moments later, when he saw liis wife enter the room from a door near by, can be better imagined than described. " This the limes oalls "an aruusing incident. " May be, to the Times, but if the gentleman's connection with the hospital isn't closer than it was, the "new woman" spirit has not yet taken a deep hold on Washtenaw wives.