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The painful news comes from Plymoutb that Peter Vansnidrinhyster is siok. Tbis is not strauge. The wonder is that he was not dead years ago. The visible aspiraDts for the Milau post office, are, a oharcoal burner, a farmer and an expresa agent. The charooal man hopes to asphyxiate bis competitors. Six new waste baskets have been plaoed in the Milan school rooms and the scholars now have sometbing to throw at each other, "when the teacher is not looking." The Ann Arbor Yonng Men's Cbirstian Associatiou is afllicted witb atropbia of the pocket book and, nnlesn assisted, must give np its general secretary. It bas already given up the contents of its treasury. The size of a Grass Lake woman's foot will become an issue in the Jackson oounty conrt at the next term. The lady feil and was injured, and stied for damages. The anthorities say she conld not have poked her Trilby into so email a hole as she claims to have done. Wbat we wish to know of opera bonse manager Sawyer, of Ann Arbor, member elect of the legislature, is whether not "complimentaries" will be issued to admit to his flrst great effort in Lansing "Wonderland," or mast an adinirer stand on the window sill outside? Mr. Dansingburg, of Washtenaw, who contested the election of his silver opponent, Mr. Schub, and bad a reoount of the votes, had lost, at last account 23 more votes, and seems be like the man who called on theliishman for satisfaction, "and doied from gettin' too mucb av it. " The Presbyturian minister at Ypsilanti, is preaohing a series of sermons on "Salt," "Sand," "Soap." He bas already delivered the "Salt" and "Sand" sermons snccessfully, "but when he strikes "Soap," tbere is wbere he will probably slip up; for it is not likely that the donation will be any larger this year than last, at the present MoKiDley rate of delivering "prosperity." Prosecnting Attorney Randall fnels sore becanse John P. Kirk, of ïpsilanti, was elected in his steaj, bnt he has the consolation of knowing that he was beaten by one of the finest gentlemen in the oounty. - Manchester Enterprise. Ah, yes! Wheo a fellow has been knocked down and jurnped on till he oannot get tip, like a balín of Gilead, comes the comforting thought that the chap who "did him," was "a perfect gentlemen." A pious youug colored stranger entered an Ypsilanti clothing store, tried on a snit - which "didn't fit" bnttoned up his overcoat over the snpposed old snit and left. The reason for the statement tbat he was pions, is foonded on the bible, fonnd in his old ooat after his departure, and containing on the fly leaves a daily record of the places visitde. Ah, how few, like tbis youug oolored man, searoh tbe scriptures daily, and watch and prey ! How industries are sotnetimes revived, is sbown by the Vpsilanti Sentinel in commenting on tbe Ypsilantian's announcement, with a grand trumpet-flourisb, that a local firm had just received an order for 2.600,000 shipping tags. Says the Sentinel: "This order, however, does not arnount te as much as the figures would indi cate, $300 being a liberal estímate of the price. And then, it would have oome in any event. It was simply a question of competition between tagïnakers. "


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