A pencil drawing by Willie Schruidt, of the Milán grammar room, is of snch excellence as to suggest the presence in his head of something that a fine tooth comb cannot get. A hypnotist at Ann Arbor pnt a boy to sleep, vvonnd up to five days, in that condition. WJien the time expired the kid awoke, and ths was called wonderful. It wasn't so ver y. Lots of chore boys and hired girls can uearly equal that perfomrance. Al. Stuck and John and Alva Warden, of Ypsilanti, interested in perpetual motion, now have a machine soon to be sprung on the public. It is as yet carefully secreted from the public gaze. People look askance in the direction of this ooncealed device, and reoall that Milán once had au electric sugar machine in ambush that "stuck" quite a lot of mushheaded money men. The Rev. Sebastian Smits will have for his topic next Sunday evening, "How to shake hands. ' - Ysilantian. The Democrat does not of course know the drift of Rev. Smits' sermón, but feels safe in assuming that a handskake with a minister in such a manner as to secrete a $10 bilí in his palm, conld not be gregarded by Bro. Smiths as a breachof etiquette. The sanguinary editor of the Ann Arbor Courier dips his pen in the jugular veia of G-reat Britain and writes as follows : "The United States can afford to show the nations of the world that they must keep their hands off the American continent. If it costs a little blood letting to do this it is worfch the price. " It is gratifying to kaow that should worst come to worst we have in our editorial midst a man we oan turn loose against England with certain confidence - a man, sir, who will stand on Mackinaci.sland and "thrash" Canada with the two pieces of Michigan, as a farmer thrashes buckwheat with a flail and then splash the ocean with them and sink every durn cockleshell of the British navy. Joba Buil little dreams of the stuff there is in rnan. One thousand newspapers have reeen cly noted that "perfunied bntter is becoming fashionable at breakfast aud tea tables." Ah, yes, so it is - at the dinner table, also. Every fashionable restaurant and $7 a week hotel and boarding house has adopted it. The aroma arising from a perfumed bntter recital is calculated to inspire veneration in the hearcs of every lover of antiquity. "What though the spiey breezes blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle, " or the rose of Sharon seduce with its dewey fragrance the delicate sensibilities of the aesthetical fa.ctory? These charm but few while the activities of perfumed butter lead the entire hotel world by the uose. It possesses language for the deaf and sight for the blind. It will make the lame walk and fill the most obdnrate heart with passages of scripture. Yes, perfumed butter speaks for itself, and heaven knows it ought to - it's old enough.