A car load of wheat per day was shipped from Dexter during August. Dr. C. F. Unterkircher, of Saline, is building an addition to his drug store. Mrs. Sidney Ashton, formerly of Whittaker, died in Belleville recently. Home-grown meions are on the market and selling at very low prices in Chelsea. Mrs. S. Heller, an old resident of Freedom, died of dropsy, Aug. 30, aged 72 years. Thos. Welch, of Webster, broke his leg below the knee recently by falling from a stack. Chelsea had an unusually lafge influx of commercial drummers in its midst last week. Lightning tore a hole in the roof of the house of Charles Scheffler near Pleasant Lake recently. William Burtless, the Manchester wheat buyer, paid out $1,000 per day for wheat during August. Cavanaugh and North lakes are now about deserted of campers, most of whom have returned home. Miss Christine Obersmith, of Sharon, has gone to Manistique, where she is engaged in the public schools. Mr. Frank J. Warner and Miss Mollie Litchard, both of York, were married in Windsor, Ont., Aug. 20. John Burns, of Willis, threshed 85 bushels of Red Clawson wheat from two acres of land the other day. Mrs. Ella Carleton, nee Caldwell, died in Lansing, Aug. 29, aged 46 years. She spent her girlhood in Dexter. Mrs. Fred Ganss, of Bridgewater, has purchased a house and five acres of land at Manchester and will move there this fall. Dogs got among Mr. Hemphill's sheep on his farm in Ypsilanti town one night last week, killing four and wounding two of the flock. Chelsea will send an unusually large number of students to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti for enrollment in the University and Normal this f all. A twelvepound pickerel sought the hook of Fred Layher, of Bridgewater, in Pleasant Lake recently and was obligingly hauled in "out of the wet." Mrs. Martha Locher, who lives near Francisco, still occupies the old homestead farm which her late husband entered from the governmentini837. - Grass Lake News. The Saline Lady Maccabees celebrated their sixth anniversary with a social at the home of Mrs. Adam Stang, Monday afternoon and evening, at which 40 or 50 were present. The sixth anniversary of the Chelsea B. Y. P. U. was held at the Baptist church in that village Sunday evening. An interesting program of addresses, recitations and music was given. The ladies of the Whitmore Lake M. E. church realized $90 from their sale of dinners, lunches and ice cream on the day of the farmers' picnic, and Rev. Hicks will get his full salary this year. At the meeting of Lafayette Grange, of Lima, yesterday, a quotation contest was held, each person present being expected to entertain the company with a speech, essay or song of three minutes' duration. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald, who live near the northeast shore of Whitmore Lake, were robbed of #238.75 Monday of last week while away from home for a couple of hours. The money was hid in a bin of rye, which Mr. McDonald locked up before he left home. The following Wednesday the bags which were stolen were returned to the granary, all the money but $40.40 being in them. The hired man, who had been in the state reform school, at Lansing, is suspected of being the thief. The St. John 's parochial school, Ypsilanti, has been reopened after ! remaining closed for a year. The Bridgewater Farmers' Socia Clab had a lawn social at the home of George Waker on Tuesday. D. B. Newton died at his home in ypsilanti, Sunday night, at fhe age of 85 years. The funeral was held Tuesday. Samuel Grimes, of Pinckney, was knocked down by a horse at the races, Saturday, and seriously but not fatally injured. Mrs. Jane Banton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Burrell, one mile west of Dentón, on Friday, aged 80 years. Mr. C. A. Bovee, bookkeeper at the Superior paper milis, Ypsilanti, is to be married to Miss Gertie Schofield on Wednesday next. Albert Graves, of Ypsilanti town, had $1,665 insurance on his barn and contents which were destroyed by fire Aug. 29. He places the loss at #2,500. Henry Depue, of Pittsfield, and Eudora L. McCollum, of Grass Lake, were married, Sept. i, by the Rev. Mr. Inglis, of the Presbyterian church, at Jackson. The farmers of Superior are busy drawing stone for the new Lowell bridge near the Starkweather grove, Ypsilanti. The iron beams for the structure are to arrive by Sept. 20. Mrs. R. H. Erwin, of Pinckney, was drivingin Stockbridge, Monday, when her horse became frightened and rah into a fence, throwing ,her out, breaking her nose and bruising her very badly. ■ Mat D. Blosser has edited the Manchester Enterprise 30 years and yet Mat seems like one of the younger editors of the county. The years pass lightly o'er his head and the Enterprise prospers as of yore Long may he continue as its editor. The Atlantis ball team of Ypsilanti beat the Brighton team at Ypsilanti last Friday by a score of 14 to 11. The Brighton boys had not been beaten before this year, and will endeavor to obtain their revenge today in a return game to be played at Brighton this afternoon. Obed Coy, who recently died at his home at Belleville, had lived in the immediate vicinity for 72 of his 73 years, coming to Michigan with his parents, who were numbered among a band of pioneers who in 1825 had to cut their way through the forest from Detroit westward. George Feuerbacher, of Saline, died Wednesday of last week from cáncer of the stomach and pancreas. A post mortem examination showed that a hard ring as large as a baseball had formed at the pit of the stomach, which obstructed the passage of everything and he had virtually starved to death. Wm. Arnold contributes the latest snake story from this neck of the woods. He says that one of his farm hands, Bert Stoll, in dragging near the old gravel pit one day last week, dragged out a snake's nest which contained twenty rattlesnakes. Most of them were about a foot long and Stoll says the most spiteful he ever saw. They were all killed. - Dexter Leader. Pinckney has had four secret weddings within a short time. The latest was that of Miss Jennie Tupper and O. L. Baker, who went to Detroit, Sept. i, on the Christian Endeavor excursión. They had been secretly engaged for some time and decided to join their destinies, and so went over to Windsor, where they were quickly spliced. Then they went home and asked forgiveness. Lorenzo Seamans died at his home in Ypsilanti town, Friday, aged 83 years. He was twice married and had eight children by his first wife and four by his second. He had been a resident of Ypsilanti town for 30 years. A most valuable heirloom in the shape of the "grandfather's old arm-chair," whose existence dates back into the i7th century, will descend to one of the children. Gill's saw mili at Cherry Hill was the scène of an accident last Saturday. A man named Andrews was tail-sawing and in swinging a slab around struck a colored man named Ward, who was wheeling away slabs, in the ear. Ward didn't ward the blow and was knocked senseless, and it took an hour to bring him to, and for a while there were doubts of his ever coming to life again. - Times. A Chelsea lady who has a mortal terror of rattlesnakes, was nearly frightened out of her wits the other day when she went down cellar to get some provisions at hearing a peculiar hissing sound such as is made by these reptiles. With fear and trembling she made a hasty search of the cellar, but could not lócate the thing as her presence was needed upstairs. Later in the day she took a can of fruit upstairs and proceeded to open it, when she again I heard the hissing noise. She located it in the can and then found that her rattler was the jar of fruit which had worked. Wheat and oat threshing in the Ivicinity of Willis is about com] pletecl. Ypsilanti Good Templars give a "bloomer" sjcial this evening. The boys will all be there to see the - bloomers. At tlje annual school election in Ypsilanti, Monday, D. C. Griffen and D. C. Batchelder were re-elected as members of the board. Philip Riemenschneider's barn near Cavanaugh lake was burned to the ground through. being struck by lightning Saturday week night. Married, at the home of the bride in Geddes, on Wednesday of last week, by Rev. Fr. Kennedy, Chas. H. Travis and Miss Katharine Keelan. The total number of children of school age in Ypsilanti this year is 1,772, an even hundred more than attended last year. Of this nümber 1,609 are white and 163 colored. Died, at her home in the town of Sylvan, Aug. 30, 1897, Mrs. Eva Riemenschneider, aged 63 years. The funeral was held Wednesday of last week from the Germán M. E. church, Chelsea. Harry Shaver, of Chelsea, has a pumpkin vine in his garden which he avers grows so fast that the pumpkins are nearly worn out from dragging along on the ground trying to keep up with the vine. That's as good as a fish story. Mischievous Chelsea children have been stuffing the keyholes in he doors of the school building with splinters, carrying away personal property and committing other pranks recently, much to the discomfiture of the janitor. W. VV. Gifford, the new superintendent of the Chelsea school, is out with a card to the public, in the columns of the Standard, in which he asks the hearty support of all citizens in his efforts to promote the best interests of the school. Owners of pear trees have a lively time of it with children who invade their premises and shake down the fruit in the very faces of the owners. The Chelsea Standard thinks the marshal could inspire a wholesome terror of himself by interfering. We think that a good switch in the hands of some of the sufferers ably applied to the young thieves would have a better effect. If you have money don't put it in the bank but hide it in an old shoe up stairs, or in a mattress, or place it in a stove or in an old kittle; or do as P. McDonald, of Whitroore Lake did. He has no confidence in Danks, therefore took his $250 and Duried it in a bin of rye. Last Monday when he went to look for t he couldn't find it and has not found it yet. - Grass Lake News. Chelsea's Main st. on a Saturday night is a thronged thoroughfare, hrough which it requires a nimble ooted person to make headway. jast Saturday night's crowd was a regular old time one, such as used to congrégate in the good old days when, as now, wheat sold at a dollar a bushei, and every farmer for 20 miles around sought Chelsea as the best market for his produce and the only place to buy his goods. - Standard. The officers of the Chelsea Methodist Episcopal church for the ensuing year are the following: Stewards - John Schenk, A. N. Morton, John S. Cummings, Mrs. George P. Glazier, L. Babcock, Mrs. Theodore E. Wood, George Whitaker, Saxe Stimson and Ellis Keenan; recording steward, J. S. Cumrnings; district steward, John W. Schenk; trustees of church and parsonage property - L. Babcock, Ellis Keenan, H. L. Wood, O. T. Hoover, A. H. Steadman; trustees of Sylvan church - M. B. Milspaugh, Edward Ward, G. Lehman, Bert Guthrie, L. Babcock; trustees of Lima church - Irving Storms, George W. Boynton, O. C. Burkhart. A clever swindler has been operating in Chelsea. He represented himself as the agent of a Chicago book concern on the road looking up agents. He sold a prospectus of the work to a person in that village and charged an exhorbitant price for it, giving some plausible reason for doing so. Hè also worked another and still more unscrupulous scheme. It was to hunt out a good boarding house, take several meals there, and then offer, for a commission of $5, to enroll the name of the proprietor of the house on a list gotten out by a certain Travelers' Protective Association of Chicago, which would ensure the signer many transcient boarders who are members of this order, for a reduction in the price of meals. Of course he got some signers. He has worked the scheme in several other towns.