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Washtenawisms

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Parent Issue
Day
29
Month
November
Year
1895
Copyright
Public Domain
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Manchester hasfive very flnecbnrches to be proud of. Dr. E. F. Plye, of Milan, will erect a new $4,000 honse. A new furnace has b9en put in the Whitmore Lake cbnrch. The new Methodist charch at Manchester will be dedicated next Sauday. Alfred Kaerchner is installiing a winter boom in Chelsea by building a new house. Keinpf & Co., of Chelsea, have shipped 50 carloads of poultry to the eastern market this fall. "Dr." Elmer, convicted at Ionia for swindling, once told fortunes to Chelsea people, where he resided about a year ago. The Chelsea Standard evidently thinks that the Pauline Oesterlin damage sttit against the village is without justiiication. Dr. Bolmes, of Chelsea, was 78 years of age last Sunday and celebrated the day by preaehing a sermón in the Congregational churcb. Boys were born recently to both Mrs. Geo. W. Taylor and Mrs. Samuel Brown, of Milan. The children were born within an hour of each other. "Oh.they dosuch things and they say such thinjis" at Chelsea. An orohestra has been organized and will discourse sweet ransio in the Methodist church ohoir. N. E. Freer will try to make a living practicing law at Chelsea. He poes there "highly recommended and with a Michigan university diploma in hip breast pocket. Now for an observing man take the editor of the Cfaelsea Herald. He says : "Women have woru tbeirhats punch - ed into so many extraordinary shapes that it seems more or less remarkable that they have never yet conceived the idea of wearing them inside ont. " Chelsea young men have organized a lyceum and will put in the winter nights argning woman suffrage and the eilver question. They deoided Moaday night whether or not President Cleveland shonld have a third term. Their decisión will very likely be framed and sent to the president. South Lyon finds a hardship in the fact that a resident there has removed to Detroit in ordfir that hischüdren may be the better educated. This man said that two or three hours schooling was not sufficient for his children, if the rest of the South Lyon paternals could worry along on that number for their offspring. Papers were read at the County Teachers' Assooiation meeting at Manchester last Saturday by Prof. A. D. Dewitt (he done ir), Prof. L. A. Mc Diarmid, of Chelsea, and Miss Grace Smith, (if Saline. If only one of the papers read was the Adrián Press or Monroe Democrat, what au exceptionally eujoyable meeting it must have been. Some boys complain that they don't know what to do, but Willie Alban, aged 16, and Tom Alan, aged 14, are not of that number. They aro boys who have an eye to business and have husked for W. H. Lay this season (337 bushels of corn, and did it up in a business like way. Such boys will never have any trouble to flnd Work. - Ypsilantiau. Berton Royce has done business at Hamburg for 30 years and seen the village grow f rom one hen eoop and a leanto to an opulent city of 214 souls, a saloon acd postoffice. He retires frota business- he didn't run the saloon, however- and is taking the rest his years of toil demand, while the boys proceed to do up the goods and the other fellow. The Chelsea Herald is a close observer of "uaohur" in all its visible forws. Now here's an observation that contains a bit of honest thought that nearlv every household in this broad land will appreciate: "It doesn't seem to be of much use for parea ts to steer their sous safely tbrongh rneasles, ïnumps, whooping cough and chickau pox to have them ïnaimed for life fighting a footbal] game." Mr. Pattengill, of Sohool-Moderatorpnblic-iusn-uction. flag-raising fame, has struck anotber idea in that massive brain of his. He will have all the country schools have a spelling bee. Then the successf ui one there will "bee" With the snccessful one of the township and so on to the county, state and United States. Very likely by a close application of this great "idee" sonie blue overbauled son of toil rnay be spelling down President Cleveland, or a member of legation at least. Saiiue wauts a business man's association. I Graas Lake is to have a uew business , building. i John Cook, of Urania, is going to , btiy grain at Saline. 1 Graas Lake wants an ordinance tabooing peddlers from the village. Alex Sniith,of Milan.o. k. 's the Cleveland adininstration. He has had bis pension increased. In the uear future M. Mayama, from Tokio, Japan, isL to teil Milan people all a bout the Japs in a lecture. Fred Wolper, of Saline, talks turkey this fall. He has made another shipinent, this time of $800 worth of gobblers. Frank Duvelle will do well, thank you, this fall. He is a Grass Lake farmer who will ciïb 7,000 bushels of corn. Mayor Pingiee will deliver the annual commencement address at the Cleary business college, Ypsilanti, Dec. 6. T. McVeigh, a Detroit Germán lawyer, lectnred apon his native Ireland, with panorama attachment, at Dexter last uiglit. Milan's Jack the Peeper was shot at the other night, but either he was a nimble dodger or the shooter was a bad shootee, forjno sudden death waschronip.iort Saline endeavors to congratúlate itself upon being the greatest shippiug poiut for live stock in Michigan. Fine tooth cornbs sell at a premium at Saline evidently. There is rnuch that is flippaut, weak and utterly useless in modern fiction. - Kalamazoo Telegraph. A good many shot, it seems, are flying towards Ohio jnst now on acconnt of that book. We are agin John, ourself. Hit 'im again, Mr. Telegraph ! - Grass Lake News. The Pinckney Dispatch says "electric heaters are the latest things ont. " In a great many towns electrio lights are the latest things ont ; not always, howeyer, as they often go ont very early in the even ing - in Ann Arbor, for es ampie, sometimes. We learo that the Lake Shore company is again talking of building a road from Ypsilanti t Detroit, and one from Jonesville to Jerome, thus making the shortest route between Detroit and Chicago, via Manchester. - Manchester E iterprise. Saline was given an object lesson in temperance the other day when four gray headed old sinnors fillecl up from the flowingbow] and proceeded to make spectacles of themselves on Main street. The Saline Observer wants to know what to expect of the boys when the old rneu set such poor examples. Rev. Ralph E. Macduff, of Flint, a No. 1 speaker, was to have addressed a Pinckney audience the other night. However, he failed to pntin an appearance and Pinckney people would like to " layou Macduff" or do some other Shakespeare with him, for preferring to while away bis time in New York city the night he was to address the Pinckaeyites. "Pauline Oesterle wants $10,000 for a broken limb from the vülage of Chelsea, " saysthe ípsilantiSentinel, whose proprietor was on the spot at the time. "She wants the m_ney and the limb, too, which has been mended. " The Sentinel is so bnsy attending to his duties as pressman, bookkeeper, setter of ads and village compiler of gossip that it becomes easiiy oonfused. The snit is for $1,000, not $10,000 and the member belonged to Miss Oesterle and was not a" broken limb from the village of Chelsea." The faot that the waltz this winter will be "sat out" by those who are reallyup in society matters - tlie Duke and Dukess of Marlborough, for intance -will be hailed by deliarht at all the town hall dances. The latest wanner to "set out" a dance is said to b about as follows: the youug lady and the other young lady with whom of conrse she is supposed to sit out, hold hands very sweetly whilo the head of theflrst yonng lady droops tenderly upon the lape] of the otber young lady's coat. In this maDner the music may be listened to without the use of the cyclometer. The Chelsea Herald says it speaks weli for Chelsea that so few of its young men move away, and if they do, it goes on to observe, they come back. That's just it. They come back. They go Out into the world, into an euterprising city of size, like Dexter, Monroe or Adrián. The shnttlecock and battledore of life is too quick for thero. They get mixed up in the cog wheels. They aren't fast euough tokeep up with the machinery and tbey go back home discouraged and disgusted and proceed to eat of the fatted calf, and say that the world is cold and cruel. If they wonld go to some graveyard, like Chicago, New York or Ann Arbor, where life is not so much to the swift, they might be able to remain away from the paternal roof. Natbau Keith has disposed of his dray business at Dexter toThos. PheJps. Mr Keitb is one of those good old fa-hioned men who remember the"airly days" aud with whom it is a pleasure to meet and talk. He has lived in Dexter a half century probably aud owued a store there when the big fire was, fcwenty or thirty years ago. Since then he lias owned the dray business, doiag all the business for several years in that line without a competitor, but lately tliere has heen enough to do to keep his aud a secoud dray going. Mr. Keith has the best comfort that can be given to decliuing years. That is the fact that in a large family of children there was not a black sheep, unless, of course, we except the editor in the family, on the principie that all editors are bad, bold men. The editor son is T Ashley Keith, of the Mt. Clemens Press. Politicians will do well to keep au eye oa the embryo statesinen at Saline. i The high school scholars elected a bocrd of editors for their anuual the , other day. The seniors always horetofore had had their iittle say about tne board, but the juniors this time deoided to be represented. They outnnmbered the seniórs and elected their ticket, but not before the seniors had given them a few lessons in politics byendeavoring to pull away the f reshman vote by throwing sop to tnein in regulation republican party style and by eudeavoring to divide the junior vote by placing in nomination other persons from theclass than those the jnniors had caucused for. Yon' ve heard that expression, "tic doloureanx. ' ' romained for a Duadee ruau to have au intímate and prolonged acquaintance with it. "Tic" carne some years ago and perched itself in Wellington Merrill's face. The acqnaintanceship, after its long years of steady growth. was broken off the other day when a physician with a pair of tweezers removed a branch of "the fifth pair of nerves" and thus dropped the tic doloreaux from out bis patient's faoe. The t. d. was a section of the face very nnpleasant and worth all the heroic measures a nineteenth centnry physician could devise to have it removed. Merrill is better and tüe tic doloreaux has hied itself. Orman Clark came to Michigan in 1836, driving his wife and three children through from Batavia, T. Y., with two yokes of cattle for their locomotive and a farm wagon as their palace car. It took them 22 days to perform the ney, and when arrival was marta ín thn town of Dexter Mr. Clark proceeded to put up his log cabin and moved into it on the last day of the year, whilo a storm raged and the thermometer remained at zero. The fire was built on the ground against the green logs that formed one side of the cabin. The first bedsteads were of tamarack poles and a stick chimney was built as soon as possible. Not more than settled the fourth child was born. The nearest neighbors were two miles away. It was by such men as these that this land was made to bloona like the rose. It is of such men as these when, old in years, and nature finally gives up the struggle, we all feel that a great oak in the forest has fallen and will be no more. It was thus that Ormon Clark died in Lyndon township, on the 19th inst., aged 86 years. Three sons and a daughter remain to reverence the memory of the patiiarch.