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S. H. Maher is bnilding a new house in Saline. The farmers around Waterloo now bave telepbones in their homes. The soldiers' monument fnnd in Dexter inoreased last week to $86.75. The Baptists of Dexter are talking of building an addition to their chnrch. The iuembers of St. James parish in Dexter contémplate building a new rectory. Since the flrst of August, wbeat shipments at Dexter bave averaged a car load a day. New telegraph poles are replaoing the old ones along the line of the Micbgian Central. The M. E. church sooiety of Salem will build a parsonage on the lot adjoinicg the school house. Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin, of Ypsilanti, died Wednesday night of last week, of dropsy, aged 53 years. Arthur Yocum, of Manchester, will teach the winter term of school in district No. 1, of Bridge water. The new water wheels at the Ypsilanti pnmping station have been put in place and will soon be ready for operatioD. The Grass Lake News says it has just entered on its nineteenth year. Why, that frisky youngster is 60 yeara old if it is a day. Geo. Klager and Miss Julia Blaess w-ere married last Thursday at the home of the birde's sister, Mrs. Geo. Walker, near Saline. Morrell Goodrich has been a resident of Dexter 70 years and he loves to teil abont it. Be has now reached the age of 85 years. The barn of George Stierle, of Freedom, burned Sept. 18, including 450 bnshels of threshed wheat, two wheat stacks and a new clover huiler. Hon. William Ball, of Hamburg, has been named as one of the three lecturers to conduct farmers' institntes in the upper península, during the next two months. Mrs. Louisa E. Dewey nee Earl, who died at Fitchburg, Sept. 14, was born in Saline in 1838. After her marriage to Segar S. Dewey in 1854, they resided for many years in Waterloo. In Soio township last year $4,121 was paid for teacher's salaries, 18 teachers being employed. The school property is valued at $22,900 and there are 553 children of school age in the township. N. Sohmid, of Manchester, vacated the office of deputy internal revenue collector for this district a week ago Tuesday and was succeeded by George W. Flemming, of Adrián. Civil service didn't seem to ent mnch of a figure in reference to this place. Edward Robbins, of Ypsilanti, bought a bieyele of Wm. Stone for $10 on a contract. He paid $5 on it and then sold the wheel. He was arrested on the statutory offense and was fined $10 and $38 costs or in default 30 days in the county jail. He is in jail. Congressman Spalding bas recommeuded Thad B. Bailey as postrnaster of Manohester. The term of Postruaster Case expires October 28. As the postlaaster to-be is nursing a boil on bis light thunib, he probably will not waut to lick stamps before that time. At the lecent Dandee fair Ed. Pullen, of Milan, carried off the premiums on Holstains, aud Plymouth Book chioks. F. Qüldsmith, of York, got first prize on brood draft mare, yearling mare and spring colt and M. M. Davenport, of York, got second prize on two year old mare roadster. While two little sons of D. D. Holder, of Dester, were playing with an air gun, last Wednesday, the gun was accidentally disoharged, the ball striking one of the boys just below the eye and penetrating half an inch. Had the shot struek an eighth of an inch higher the boy would have lost nis eye. üncle Roswell JRandall, of Clinton, is engaged iu writing a series of scientifio articles, whicb appear in the local paper f rom week to week. Age has not impaired tha storehuuse of the old man's ruernory, uor dimmed th l;gbt of his brigbt iutellect, which flasnes ,and sparkles witn literary ornaujeutatioü, while ac cüe same tune nealiog in tbe ablest mannrr witb the profound problems of philusophy. JNlr. Randall's bodily health is yc very fine, and there is not t.he leastindioatioü of mental decay. - Eveuing News. John P. Bnss, of Freedoni, died Sept. 22. A farmer's instituto ig talked of for Chelsea, this winter. Amos P. Taylor is building a new house on Wabash st. , in Milan. Mis. Ella Blue, a fnrmer resident of Ypsilant, died reoently at Salem, Ho. Miss Jennie Gorman, of Chelsea, suRtained a spiained ankle as the result of bicycle liding. Rev. J. G. Morgan feil on a defectiva sidewalk at Dundee and broke bis leg. Mrs. Joseph Palms also feil and ruay lose her arm. Several damage suits are threatened. A birthday party was held near Milau last week, at which the ages of tbe parties whose birthdays weie celebrated aggregated 195 yeais. The triplets were Amos Wisdom, of Milan, Mrs. Carlos Allen, of Milan, township and Mrs. Win. H. Ostrander. of London, aged respectively 68, 64 and 6.3 years. Jeroine Scherruerhorn continned his attempt to drown bis defeat in the Mollie Beunett will oase last week at Ypsilanti and on Wednesday Justice Childs fined him $5.65 or ten days in jail. Jim Kinney, an incorrigible disorderly was the same day sentenced by Justice Childs to 65 daya in the Detroit House of Correctiou for a seoond offense. George L. Boyden, a well known farmer of iJexter township, died Sept. 1, of heart disease, aged 60 years. He was bom in Massacnusetts bnt was brought to Michigan by his parents when a year and a half old to the farm on whioh he has since resided. He was married in 1857 to Harriet M. Pratt, who with une son survíves him. He was highly esteemed by many friends who appreciated his good qualities. Scretary Baker of the State Board of Health has reeeived information that persons elaiming to represent the State Board of Health, are visiting farmers to examine the condition of the water supply on their farms. After making au exaiuination of the water they declare that they have found microbes and bacteria in it and terrify tne farmers into buying alleged disinfectants. Secretary Baker says that the State Board of Health has no snch agents or representativos and when a representativo of the board is sent out to rnake' investigations, he will be ablfi to show letters of authority with the official seal attached. Ed. Stryker, on whose head a half centnry sits lightly. paralyzed the residents on ünion street a few days ago by driving up to his nome on that tnoroughfare in a cuitar. Mr. Stryker despises soorching and therefore rode with a slow and measured dignity behind bis Bosinante, wbo is also of a conservativa temperament and not given in the least degree to the flippancies and frivolices so cfaaracteristic of horses that don't know enongh to come in when it rains. There was something about the cut of the animal's eye, the sway of his ear, the droop of his lip, the swell of the nostrils that awoke all the sentiment in Mr. Stryker's poetic nature, and he purchased the noble oreatnre for the mnnifloent som of 18.00 with the cutter thrown in. Ed and the borse snern to be of the same age. - Grass Lake News. Last week was one of peculiar experience for many of thedeputies of Washtenaw and adjoining counties. As the story goes Joe Gauss, of Saline, bad a fine borse stoler. Sunday nigbt, Sept. 12, and the offlcrs were at once put in motion. They searched day and nigbt. Sheriff Judson was pboned from all quarters and no grounrl was left tincovered. Priday evening as the men went aronnd Gauss' barn, a peculiar scent met them and close investigation proved that the animal so long searched for had stole and bid himself. He bad gone in betvveeu tbe straw stack and a high board fence wbere be had beoome fastened and nnobserved and there died in a standing position. Joe blamed tbe officers the fust few days for not being able to get trace of bis borse, but now the deputies can tnrn


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