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Washtenawisms

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Day
24
Month
July
Year
1896
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Public Domain
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Fred Niehaus, of Lima, is having a fine, large residence erected. Mrs. C. Metzger, of Bridgewater, died July 10, of apoplexy, aged 86 years. A bine racer six feet long was recently killed on the farm of Mrs. Jacob Braun, of Freedom. A movernent is on foot to petition for a uew postoffice near the Bettel church iu Freedom. Wm. Howard. of Geddes ave., is spending a couple of weeks in Jackson and Grand Rapids. The Bridgewater band, newly organized, is making rapid strides in its musical edacation 'tis said. Volney Davenport, of Mooreville, has a Jersey cow that weighs only 460 pounds and a calf from her that weighs 35 pounds. F. A. Bennett, of Saline, had a good cow so badly cufc in a wire fence Tuesday of last week that be had to have her killed. Wm. McCollum, of Bridgewater, who has been a great sufferer from cáncer, died Wednesday of last week and was bnried on Friday. Dr. Owen, of Ypsilanti, reports tbat he bas five cases of typhoid fever which are demanding his attention. Four of the cases are in the country. A dozen Chelsea monlders left for Alriion. Monday week, where they ha-e si cured employment with the Gale Mauufacturing Cu. , of that city. Miss Sauer, of Saline, has been elected tb fill the vacancy in the corps of teachers of the Milau schools cansed by the non-acceptance of Miss Donovan. Sanford's creamery, in Manchester, has been leased by Mr. Ten, who is pnttiug in new process machinery and intends to make a first class plant of it. Mrs. M. Gregory, of Gregory, rtceutly walked a half mile to a swamp, and picked a nioe pail of berries. She says she is going again. She soon will be 8? years old. J. J. Foster, of Ann Arbor town, has recently been showing an apple tree brauch on which nearly ripe apples and eeveral bnnches of blossoms were growing at one and the same time. The Chelsea Standard says there ate many places around that village where prickly or wild lettaoe grows profusely, and asks why the authorities do not have it cut down before it goes to seed. Rev. W. H. Walker, of Chelsea, attended the wedding of his brother, Heury H. Walker, at Worcester, Mass., Thursday of last week. He preached in the Park Congregatioual church, of Hartford, Conn., on Sunday. At the annual school meeting of frac-i tional school district No. 3, Sylvan and Lima, held in tbe town hall, Chelsea, July 13, R. S. Armstrong and H. S. Holmes were elected directors for full terms and Wm. Bacon to fill vacancy. A children's concert under the direction of Miss Julia Ball will be given in the M. E. church, Hamburg, next Friday evening. The chorus will consist of oyer 40 voices. The organ accompanist will be Mrs. E. J. Sheridan ; violin, E. N. Ball ; cornet, W. M. Vreeland. All the numbers on the program except three will be given iu costume. William Haggerdorn, of Ypsilanti, a young incorrigible, wbo has been wanted for larneny of a pair of tronsers from Nail Graham ever sinee May 17, was arrested Thursday of last week at Wyandotte by the marshal of that place. He was taken to Xpsilanti and pltaded guilty before Justice Childs, who sent him to the Detroit house of correction for 65 days. Milan is to have an additioD to its schoolhouse and the whole building is to be heated by furnaces. The improveinents will oost $3,500. The question was just carried at the meeting of the school district and tbat was all. It requires a two-third vote in favor to raise any money and that number was seoured and no more. Sixty votes in all were cast, 40 for and 20 against the project. An exchange says: -'The fanner youtb toils hard, forsooth, and follows well the 'old Spring-tootn';' be mows the hay and sangñrs gay, and all for 50 cents a day. The whpat he sows, the corn he hoes uud, ruw ;i:it tlieu his own browu toos. T wake his mark, .be with tho la k i insi r'Ffl. aud do chores af ter d irk S') hard hi works, and uever sbitks, v1ií]h vagraut weed or tbistle S:itnrrt:i? Dight, he flies his kito. b'ov.'H iu bis wges, aud gets tight." i Cari W. Lowe bas been elected director aud W. A. Meier re-elected treasurer of school district No. 4, Wbittaker. An ice croam social for Rev. T. B. Leith, was given at the honie of Mr. and Mis. O. Stimson, of Saliue, on Wednesday eveuing. Charles Paul, of Chelsea, threshed his first wheat for this season the other day aud got 175 bushels from 18 aores. Not an overburdeniug crop, truly. This is the way the Washteuaw Eveuing Times' Ypsilauti inan puts it: "G. Populist Peters, of Scio, was iu the city today. " The Argus was uot aware beforc tbat Peters parted his hair in the middle iu that way. Wait W. Still, of Whittaker, was on July 10, badly bitten in the calf of the j leg by a dog belougiug to James S. Walters, of Augusta. He was on his way to Ypsilanti and was laid up iu that city for some days by reason of the bite. Farmers will welcome the news that the grasshoppers which have been so numerous in the state this season are now beiug kiled off in some sections by a sniall red insect that attacks tbem under the wiugs and soon kills them. -Ex. Jacob Strum, of Saline, was quite baldy hurt while at the luruber woods July 10. He was sitting on the front of the log car when his feet, which were hanging down, caught between the car and a stump and were brnised qnite severely. H. P. Glover, of Ypsilanti, who is well known as an uncompromising single standard gold man, received from a democratie friend who entertains the same belief, a boquet of .small white flowers surmonnted by golden rod with the motto: "This is onr national emblem - Silver spiked by gold." Robert Ehnis, of Saliue, while playing ou the river bank, feil into a deep hoie and was in danger of drowuing. His sister Mary thought she could help him out aud so plnnged in. This made matters no befcter aud each was soou scrambliug for life when Charlie Cressy, hearing their cries, jumped into the water and with some difficulty rescued both. The Saline Farmers' Club niet at the home of Mr. -and Mrs. }. L. Hoyt today. The program consists of a select rnadiug by Miss Frederica Josenhans; a disussion on the question : "Uuprofitable public institntions witb especial reference to the Mining School, the upper peninsual prison at Marquette, and tho upper peniusaal asylum for the insaue at Newberry," and a paper by S. R. Urittenden. Peter Stack, of Ypsilanti, was released from the Ann Arbor jiil receutly, having served a 30 days' term for j ing diunk. He had such a good time there that he was goiug to get the dose repeated aud got hilarious again last Friday. Justice Beaoh disappointed him, however, for instead of seuding him to Aun Arbor, be ticketed him to a 90 days' jag cure with Capt. Nicholson at the Datroit house of correction. Henry Van Weter and Samuel Burns left their bicyoies in front of John Terns' saloon in Ypsilanti, Friday night while they went inside to quench their thirst. When they oame out again their wheels were gone. The deteotives in Detroit were notified aud Saturday morniug they ran across John Barriuger and Fred Lewis, of Ypsilanti, who were tryiug to pawn the wheels at a place on Monroe ave., Detroit. They were arrested and taken to Ypsilanti, where a charge of grand larceuy was eutered against them in Justice Childs' court. Both waived examinatiou and they were bound over to the j oircuit court in the sum of $300 bail eanh. Alber Bros. had a rather bad smashup whil? threshiug for John Schafer, of Saline, Tuesday of last week. The engineer was wiping off some gummy oil from the governors, wnen the cloth canght and was wouud up arouud the valve stem, this opened wide the valve which set the engiue to rnnniug at a very high rare of speed. Mr. Alber seeing that he could uot get control of this valve then tried to close the throttle valve which he fonnd stuck. By tb is time the men at the separator had becoiue alarmed at its fnrious speed and abaudoned it jast iu time to see the coucaves torn out and thrown quite a distance. No one was hurt bnt the machine was damaged about S75 worth Warren Babcock, sr., of Milan, died at his home iu that village July 14, aged 72 years and 7 mouths, and was buried in the family buriallot in Highland cemetery, Ypsilanti. Mr. Babcock was bom in Scipio.Cayuga couuty, N. Y., aud carne to this state when he was 30 years of age, settling near Ypsilnti. With the exception of eight years, during which he resided at Lowell, Kent county, he has lived in Wasbtenaw county since leaving his native state, passing the last sixteen years of his life iu Milan, of which village he was postmaster duriug President Cleveland's firöt administratiou. In 1847 Mr. Babcock was married to Miss Cordelia Twist, and to them six children, two sons and four daughters, were born ; two daughters and the sons are still living. Mrs. Baboock died in 1869, and Mr. Babcock was married July 2, 1872, to Miss Mary A. McKibbon, who survives him.