Press enter after choosing selection


Washtenawisms image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

May 1 is Arbor Day. The Arm Arbor road has a new depot at Hainberg. Elmer Clough hasrented the Wallaoe farm near Saline. The Macoabees of Mooreville are working on their new hall. The donation to the Rev. Mr. Yaeger, of Saline, amonnted to $66. Chas. Reimold, of Saline, has moved on the Weiss farm in Freedom. Adam Gewinger is bnilding a new residence at Silver Lake, Freedom. It is said that Albert Spencer will stare a frog hatchiery in Manchester. The Manchester Maocabees have fonrteen applications for membership. Mrs. Jaines Lawrence died at her home in York, April 3, aged 75 years. The Webster Farmers' club met last Saturday at Hou. Wm. Ball's in Hamborg. Edwin Ball has been elected supervisor of Web3ter for nine consecutivo times. Augusta township has decided to buy a United States flag for the town hall. Steib & Wint, recently of Ypsilanti, have started a cigar factory in Manchester. Charlea E. Stockney and Miss Hattie L. JBeach, of YpsiJanti, were married Wednesday. Misa Alice Devine is teachiDg the spring term of school in district No. 8, Webster. John Schaible, of Manchester, has gone to G-ermany to fit hirnself for a missionary. Frank Palmer, of Bridgewater, recently sold seven sheep which weighed 1205 pounds. Miss Anna Guiñare is teaching her fifth terra of school in the Pleasant lake district. One of the triplets recently bom to Mr. and Mrs. Patriok Larey, of Dexter, died April 4. There were eight children confirmed in the Bridgewater Lutheran church Easter Snnday. The Childs school in Augusta, has been closed for three weeks on account of soarlet fever. Sunday school will be organized in the Bridgewater town hall at 3 :30 p. m., next Snnday. Dr. John Lee has been appointed a member of the Dexter board of trustees to fill a vaoanoy. The Dexter high school got eight teachers' oertificates at líthe reoent county examination. The Ypsilanti OrchestraJJpDciety and the Haydn Trio give a concert in Cleary hall next Friday evening. ' Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Kotts have lef t Manchester for Toledo, where the dootor will establish himself in dentistry. An apple tree which was recently cut down at Unadilla was twenty-eigbt inches in diameter and fifty years oíd. The Mooreville ladies have decidod to serve dinners on eleotion days hereafter for the benefit of the M. E. church. Austin Guild, who was buried with Masonio honors at Ypsilanti Thursday of last week, was the oldest Mason in the city. In the report of the York eleotion last week the Argus neglected to Btate that James Doyle had two majority for justice of the peace. Seven missing dogs in Dexter and three dead dogs floating in the mili pond teil the story of the deadly work of a dog poisoner. M.C. Edwards, who has retired from the Huperintendency of the Miian M. ) E. Snnday school, has been superintendent for twenty-eight years. Mrs. Sarah H. Sherman died at her home in Milan on Wednesday of last week, aged 27 years, leaving a busband and three children, the yonngest being but two weeks old. 1 Mrs. Deborah Morgan died in Manchester, April 1, agedeighfcy-four years. She had long been a resident of Mauchester and had always been prominent in chnrch and social matters. A man at G-reen Oak bears the fruity name of Orange Peach, a name most frnitful for jokes by onr neighboring paragr".phers. The Dxter Leader has started off by calling it aluscious name. Samuel McCord died in Manchester, April 6, aged 09 years. He was born in Newburg, N. Y., and carne to Sharon with his pwnts 'hen a small boy. He was a blaoksinith by tiade and served in the Union armies. It cost Ypsilanti cityjust $98 to hold its spring eiectiou. Irving Storrns has moved from Chel sea back to his farm iu Lima. From May 1, 1895, to May 1, 1896 it oost Ypsilanti over $á,500 to take care of h r poor. Bishop Foley will confirm a class in St. John 's chnrch, Ypsilanti, nex Weduesday afternoon. Ypsilanti will have three less saloons af ter May 1, bnt will still have plenty as there will be 1 1 lef t. The Chelsea and Colnmbian dramatio clubs presented the drama "The Flow ing Bowl" at the Dexter opera house on Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Pease, o: Ypsilanti, will spend the summer in Enrope. Prof. Pease is also contemplating a European trip bnt has not yet fully deoided. Jos. McGrath, of Ypsilanti, while bioycling in that city Sunday afernoon, was throwu froin his wheel by reason of the tire coming off and had his collar bone broken. Frank Haynes, of Ypsilanti, was serionsly injured internally last Friday af fcernoon by the buggy in which he and his wife were riding overtarning, they falling tinderneath. In this position they were dragged half way down Normal hill before receiving aid. The Chelsea Telephone Co.f the stook of which is owned entirely by home people, will hare the local exchange in operation by May 1, and will be connected with Cavanaugh Lake this summer before the opening of the camping season. It is entirely independent ol the Bell telephone exchange. The Ypsilanti Ladies' Library association is officered as follows: President, Mrs. Boone; vice president, Mrs. Vroman ; corresponding seoretary, Mrs. Todd ; recording secretary, Mrs. Sherman; treasurer.Mrs. Hewitt; directors, Mrs. Batchelder, Mrs. Sherman, Mrs. Pntnam, Mrs. Hewitt, , Mrs. Hemphill and Miss Lamb. Kenton McDonald, aged 83, died at his home two miles from Piackney Friday morning. Mr. McDonald was a very early settler in fthis county, coming here in the '40s. He buried his wife, who was 82 years of age, some two months ago, and has refnsed all food since that time. They were a hghly respected couple. Chelsea Lodge, No. 194, Knights of Pythias, has been organizad at Ohelsea with 22 charter members lts first offlcers are: C. O., Jas. L. Gilbert; V. C, Jas. W. Speer; prelate, Chas. Miller; M. of W., Wilbar Vanriper ; M. of F., J. D. Watson; M. of Ex., E. A. Williams; M. of A., C. M. Stephens; K. of B., &S., Bert B. Turnbnll; I. G-., J. M. Klein; O. J., Adam Bpler. Aid. John Terus, of Fpiilanti, recently out of pity to a snfferiug horse had the animal killed. Geo. Paine was selected to do the deed and as he knocked the animal in the head to put him out of misery, he remarked, "There is another democrat gone. " The alderman 's boy overheard it and repeated it to his father. "I don't care so mnch forthat," said he, "butl do hate to see Ike Davis get the skin." - Washteuaw Evening Times. As there has been some discussion about portions of the history of Bridgewater, a few points in regard to it ïnay not be amiss. G-eorge Howe, who located where H. C. Calhoun now lives, named the towaship from his own native place. Daniel Brooks built the first frame hounse in the summer of 1830 on the farm now occupied by Luke Crane, and the honse is still standing though used as a storehouse. The flrst death was that of Mrs.Bolton, in June, 1830, and she was bnried on the farra now occupied by Wm, G-add. Soine of the old residents used to keep the spot marked, but it is doubtful if the place could now be fonnd The first conple married were Robert and Olarissa Lockerby, in the spring of t833. The mili and dam at River Raiain was built in the snmmer of 1833, by Jaoob G-ilbert, who at that time owned the most of the plains that still bear his name, though from debts incurred throagh building the mili, etc., he lost nearly all of it. The road from Olinton to Sharon was surveyed in 1831. The first child born is the wife of Dr. Kedzie and the mother, Mrs. Hixon of Clinton, is still living at the advanoed age of 96. The two Indian trails followed the oourse of the river Raisin ; that of the Sacs on the west and the Pottawatamies on the east, and hundreds of Sacs used to be seen encamped on the old King farm now occupied by John Rentschler. These facts were mostly furnished by Mrs. E. P. Felton, who with her husband, Mr. Crampton carne to Bridgevater from Detroit in the spirng of 1830, being obliged to stay in Albany the winter before as the only means of transportation, the Erie canal, was frozen up. --Bridgewater Correspondent, Manchester Enterprise.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News