JVIr. and Mrs. Will L. Collins, formarly of Maoon, have leased the ADn Arbor and Lodi gravel road, and will reside iu the toll house. Manchester citizens are agitating the question of an eleotrio road to Ypsilanti and Jackson orthe extensión of the proposed Lansing, Dexter & Ann Arbor road to that place. Aid. Huston, of Ypsilanti, who re centely underwent an operation for appendicitis, was snddenly taken with a ohill and bis heart action becarue very feehle on Taesday. Fears for his reoovery are entertaitied. Articles of iocorporation have been flled with the state banking department at Lansing for the merging of the private bank of the Kernpf Bros., at Chelsea, into a state bank. The oapital stook is placed at $40,000. Tbe Y.P. S. CE. of Carpenter's Corners met with Miss Sarah Parsons, Tuesday eveniug, and elected the following officers; President, Wrn. C. Stewart; vice president, Gilchrist Chalmers: secretary and treasurei, Miss Ethel Wallace. The ice outters, 200 in number, at work for the Michigan Central Railroad Co., at Ypsilanti, strnok yesterday. Last year they reoeived $1.25 a day, but this year a ent of 15 cents was made. About 50 were brought to the city at noon yesterday and paid off, but tbe rest ooncluded that "half a loaf is better than none" and the strike was short lived. John Croarkin, the well known Dexter merebant, was at one time in partnership with P. D. Arrnour, the Chicago millionaire pork packer. They dng gold together in California for two years and tben oame back from the west. Mr. Croarkin settled in Washtenaw county and Mr. Armoor in Chicago. Both men have financially, although Armonr bas become the richer man, Tlie Manchester Arbeiter Unterstuetzungs Verein bas ohosen the following officers: President, William Kirohgessnt. ; vioe president, F. Steinkohl; secretary, C. Neumann; treasnrer, William Lehr; physician, Dr. E. M. Cooklin ; sentlnel, Charles Senger; trnstees, G. A. Fausel. Jacob Knapp, Lonis Kuebler, Henry Steinigeweg, F. Jacquemain, Wm. Beuerle, Joseph Kramer, George Feldkamp and Fred Kern.