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Washtenawisms

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2
Month
September
Year
1898
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Howell will have a big street fair Sept. 27-30. The Chelsea Herald would like to see sewers in that hustling village. Livingston county pioneers had their annual meeting at Howell last Saturday. The demand for building lots in Dexter ie brisk and land valaes are increasing accordingly. Rev. Mr. Killam, pastor of the Milan Baptist church. will attend ooilege in Pennsylvania next year. John Maier, of Chelsea. bas gone to Detroit to take charge of the electric Hghting plant in tbe Majestic building. Annual tri-cnunty fairuers' pionic at "Whitmore Lake tomorrow. Turn out and have a good time with your neighbors. J. V. N. Gregory was so much injured by being thrown from bis carriage that be was confined to tbe house Jor several days. John Fullerton, of Ypsilanti, died at the Pontiac insane asylum Wednesday of last week. He bad spent most of bis life in Augusta towDsbip. Frank Burkhardt, of North Lake, got Jiis finger in the gearing of a tbresbing juaobine. When he got it out it was hanging by a shred. The doctors are trying to save the finger. Sylvester C. Sober, a leading resident of Saletn, died Monday morning of asthma. fie was born in tbat township liov. 11, 1834, bis father James Sober Aaving located in Salem in 1831. The Washtenaw county fair will be tield ia Ann Arbor Sept. 27-30. One of the features will be an old-fashioned iumber wagon race. Grootn up your last horses and grease up yoar wagons and come and take a wbaok at the prizes. The annual pionio of the farmers of -Augusta was held in William Thorn's grove, half a mile north of Willis Wednesday. A 6ocial meeting was held from 10 to 12 a. m., whioh was followed by dinner. At 1 o'olock a well arranged program of speeches and musio was gone through witb. There was a good attendance. The Dexter creamery has commenoed operations under the direction of Charles D. Coffin, aa expert botter maker. The creamery opened witb eeven routes on which are 80 good patrons. The first day 3,500 puuuds of miJk were colleoted and that amouut has been increasing evory day sinoe. Pour or flve more routes are to lie adel ed. Hogh Qnina, jr., of Dexter, fell fraua a tree and broke his arm. ïbe Sylvan Sunday schools bad a picnic at Cavanaugh Lake Ang. 25. Fred Sellen, of New York, is uow the manager of the Saline creameiy. A íiOyal Goard pionio was beid at Green Oak, Livingston oounty, yesterday. John Alber, of Chelsea, will market 350 bushels of peaches from hia orchard this year. E. J. Stone will open a photograph gallery in Dexter if he can find a suitable room. M. H. Brennan and son, of Devil's Lake, Dakota, bave been visiting Airs. Alfred Lavey, of Dexter. Some farmers ara complaining that tbeir corn is not fllling out very well. There is plenty of cob, but very little oorn. John Daily, of Francisco, was badly bruised by being thrown from bis wagon and the wbeel running ovei him the other day. Christian Fritz, of Lima, has rented bis farm to Cari Wahl, and has moved into Dexter village, otherwise known as the farmers' home. The remains of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Lloyd, of Hamburg, were interred in Forest Lawn i cemetery at Dexter, ung. 23. Earl Fosdick, of Pittsfleld, made a jutnp to get an apple off a treu and dislocated bis shoulder. Tbis is the second time it bas been dislocated. The village of Parma brags that Witb only 490 population it bas 44 widows. Eleven per cent of the whole population disconsolate. Tbat's too bad. Willis Green, of Co. O, 31st Mioh., and Warner Spencer, of Co. G, 32d Mioh., are spending their furloughs of 30 and 20 days respectively witta their parents and friends in Manchester. Dexter streets are to be lighted by electroity. Id order to eoonomize the water power and give the best possible servioe, Mr. Birkett has decided to put in another water wheel at tbe power bon se. Stowe, Polier & Co., of Cleveland, have pnrohased a very large tract oi land at Grass Lake, iuolnding about all of the lake, and will erect an extensivo cement mannfactaring plant, the bed of the lake being riob in cement bearing eartb. Jacob Brnchner, of Lodi, threshed for Christian Fritz, of Lima, 322 bushels of American Bronze wheat in 5 hours. The wheat was the product of seven aerea of land, tbns giviug an average yield of 46 bushels to the aore. On 17 aores of wheat tbe average yield was 35 bushels to the acre. W. H. Whitmareh, of Milan, is abont to remove to Detroit to live. He went to Milan 18 years ago and bas since tuat time oondneted a grocery business tbere. He is also president of tbe Farmers and Merchants Bank. He will still keep up bis business interests in Milan going to and fro every day. The officers of the Milan Presbyterian Sunday sobool for the ensuing year are : Snperintendent, W. R. Calhoun ; assistant superintendent, W. F. Allen ; seoretary, Charles H. Mesio; treasnrer Anna Brown; librarian, Della Brown ; organist, Anna Brown; assistant organist, Calista Palmer; chorister, A. B. Smith. Tbe annual missioo festival was held at Emannel's chuorb, Manchester, last Snnday. Three servioes were held morniug, afternoon and evening. The pastor Rev. George Scboettle, was assisted by Revs. Paul Irion and Meister, of Freedom ; Greuter, of Saline; Grabar, of Francisco; Spathelf, of Owosso, and Rev. J. Jost, an East Indian missionary. Two parties of Dexter young men who went to Manohester on GermanAmerican day met with "experienoes. " The first party took tbe wrong road to Manohester and brought up at Grass Lake. The otber party got to chester all rigbt but got bold of the wiong team wben they started to oome back and bad a serious time getting one of tbe borses wbicb was balky along. A farmer of this stat oonceived a labor saving device last spring wbioh bas proved instructivo if not profltable. Desiring to raise a 20 aore erop of pole beans, aud beiug also desirous tbat nature sbould do her fall sbare, he planted a snnflower seed )D eaoh faill. Owing doubtless, to tbe prevailiog dronght the snnflowers have ootstripped tbe beans, pnlling the latter up by the roots, and tbe field now prasents an illnstration of the fact tbat new ideas are always correot ones. A farmer wbo thinks, says that whenever a working team bas an nnusnally bard job, it is the babit of aome farmers to feed it extra, thus giviog its stomaoh an additional labor, and tbns lessening available present strengtb. It ooght alwavs to be remembered. that it is the food eaten the day before, and for days and weeks before tbat, which is available for present strength. No animal ought to be expected towork on an empty stomaob. Bat a ligbt feed before au extra hard job is better than loading the stomaoh with more than it requires. In spite of inolement weatber the picnic of St. Mary's churoh, Cbelsea, at Cavanaugh lake on Wednesday of last week was a most sneeessful one in everyway. About 1,200 people were present and the leoeipts were $362.8?. Hon. James S. Gorman presided as toastmaster in a most bappy manner. Speeobes were made by Dr. C. J. O'Reilly, of Adrián, W. VV. Wedetneyer, of Ann Arbor, and Henry C. Smitb, of Adrián. Miss Editb Foster and Messrs. Burg and Eisenmann rendered vocal seleotions and Messrs. Seabolfc, Gelston, Thomas and Herbert Clark gave an inetramental qaartet. All went merry as a marriage bell(e). Tho Ypsilanti publio sohools open j next Tnesday. Greshoiu Truesdale ia building a oold storage house at Whitmore Lake. Cassius D. Zeluff bas removed his grocery and meat market to Ypsilanti. Airs. Cynthia Sanders died at her home in Pittsfield laat Sunday morning. John White, an ex-slave, bas been leer-uring in the Peebles ohnreb, at Worden. The Toledo loe Co. is adding tbree more rooms to its ioe hoose at Wbitruore Lake. L. M. BaldwiD, of Iron Creek, had a yield of 800 bushels uf wheat from 26 aores of land. A tile floor is beiag put down on the platform of the Ann Arbor railroad depot at JVIilan. Large quantities of fruit and meions are daily being brougbt into Manchester by farmers. The Catholic pionio at Wbittaker was one of the most suocessfal ever held and netted $135. Milan bas been made a third class post office. This will give the Milau postrnaster another commission. Wm. Troltz, of Sharon, lost a valuable cow last week and had two others very siok froaa oveieating green fodder. Miss Bethlea Ellis, of Ypsilanti, has accepted a position in thé choir of the Trnrnbnll ave. Presbyterian churoh, in Detroit. The Altantis baseball team of Ypsilanti won a game on the Normal campus from the Lake Ririge team by a score of 8 to 3. Frederick Haenssler, of Freedom, died Aug. 22,of dropsy, aged 82 years. He had lived on the farm on whioh he died for 49 years. Fred Breitenwiacher, who lives on the town line of Freedom, was painfully injured throngh baing kickad on the knee by a horse. W. M. Albeson died in Ypsilanti Monday froin typboid fever, aged 22 years. His remains were taken to bis old home in Plymonth. The seoond anuual convention of the Sunday schools of Angusta township was held in the Willis M. E. ohnroh yesterday afternoon and evening. James W. Abbott, who np to a year ago bad been a resident and business man of Whittaker, died in Delray, Ang. 13, aged 71 years, leaving a wife and two sons. Miss Lnlo Rappleye was married to Darias W. Smith at high noon on Wednesday of last week at the norne of the bride's parents in Ypsilanti. A bout 50 guests were present. The officers of tbe Whittaker Ladies' Aid society are: President, Mrs. M. R. Osborn ; vice president, Mrs. Fred Foss; secretary, Mrs. F. J. Hammond; treasurer, Mrs. Sol Smith. Mts. Charles Younghans, of Man" obester, died Aug. 21, at her home aged 53 years. Her death was cansed by the shook ocoasioned from an operación for straugnlated hernia. Rev. E. N. Rener and family, of Whittaker, have been away for two weeks returning home tomorrow. One week was spent at a camp meeting at West Unity, Ohio, and this week was spent in visiting their parents. While the eastbonnd Wabash railroad ocal freight was doing its work at Mian station on Friday, Conductor Hunt caught a man, giving bis name as ?rank Howard, of Denver, Col., stealug things from the caboose. He was ;aken bef ore Judge Marble, of Milan, and was given 60 days in the county ali for tbe offense. The Sontbwestern Farmers' Clab meets with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green, of Manchester, this afternoon. The program consists of an essay by Mrs. H. C. Calhoun, a reading by Miss Lucy English, a recitation by Miss Bessie Dorr, and a discussion on "Stock Breediog" opened with a paper on the subject by H. R. Palmer. E. S. Hagaman, of Manchester, had his horse and carriage stolen en German day, while it was tied to the fence near tbe grove, and bas not seen it since. From descriptioDs it is believed that tlie thief was one Bert Stoll, wbo had worked about a week for Col. Fenn and bad stolen 75 cents from a fellow workman and burglarized Mr. Ferguson's nonse in Bridgewater of $2, besides entering other houses with burglarious intent. Manchester Enterprise, Aug. 25: Friday afternoon last Robert Wellwood, of Iron Creek, met with an accident that nearly cost him bis life, and deed, he is yet in a preoarious oondition and not out of danger. He was plowing with three spirited yonng horses and was making tbe last ronnd before qnitting fgr the day. In making a torn tbe wire feuoe was stiuok, whioh frightened the borses and tbey were away with one bound. Mr. W. was driving with tbe leins aronnd bis body and was jerked ou bis faoe so suddenly that he lost all control of tbe horses. How long they ran aioand the field nobody knows. Tbe first he rsalized was that the horses bad stopped and be was still fast in tbe reins. He managed to extricate bimself and lay there nntil disoovered by his brother Thomas, wben he was taken to the honse and a physician surnmoned. He was fonnd to be in a critioal oondition. In the wild raes about the field he was dragged throngh sods, furrows aod whatever else v?as in the patb, and his head and neok were driven baok so that it was feared his spine was fatally injured. The olothing was oompletely torn frorn his body and flesh on his shoulder and hip was torn ïree frora the bones. His uostrils and month were filled with dirt, stnbble, etc, and be presentad a horrible and pitiful sight. He was broised and torn from head to foot. On Snnday it was feaied his injuries would prove fatal, bot he is now irnproving. Mrs. George Kaercher, of Liodi, died at her borne on Sunday, Ang. 21. George J. Nissly, of Saline, has set up une of bis evaporators at Shepberd, Isabella conuty. Nathan P. Reed, who looated with bis parents in Salem iu 1883, died in Lansing last Friday aged 82 years. John Gordon tbresbed for H. O. Larukiu, of Saline, 1,295 bushels of oats and 629 busbels of wbeaf in 9.2 honra. A oamp of Modern Woodmen bas been organized in Saline witb 16 members and Jobn Lutz as its chief executive offloer. The pionic nf St. Luke's Sanday school, of Ypsilanti, was beid at Sbeldon, Wednesday, to which the school went üy eleutric oar. A juvenile eutertainrneut under the direotion of Miss MoMonagle, of Ann Arbor, is to be given at the Saline opera honse, Sept. 17. The Missionary Society of the Ypsilanti M. E. churcb, made $15 from their tea at the residence of E. M. Comstook last Friday evening. W. H. Sweet raised a stalk of corn wbicb measnred 11 feet and 1 inob on bis farm near Mooreville. The ears were 18 inches long with 12 iuohes of solid corn. Thieves entered tbe residenoe of George Jaokson, of Ypsilanti, at 2 o'olock Satnrday afternoon and ransacked the house taking a gold braoelet and a small snm of ruouey. 'wg A warrant was issued last week for Charles Perrin, oharging him with olimbing into and injnring the catalpa sree of Mrs. Jennie M. Chatterton, of Ypsilanti. He oould not be found. Massasaugas are plentiful in Saline ownship. H. O. Lamkin killed two in one day which had five and six rat;les respeotively and John Toliver killed one that was eight years old. gj Hazel Ridge, belonging to Challes Gauntlett, Milan's candidate for the republican nomination forconnty clerk, won a $400 pnrse in three straight beats in Toledo last week, the time being 2:19)4. 2:21, 2:23. Mrs. A. tíeatb, of Caro, JMich., died last week of apoplexy. She was forrnerly Miss Martha Morton, rnany years ago a resident of Ypsilanti and was a sister of Mrs. Robert Lambie. Her remains were brought to Ypsilanti last Priday. Nelson Cobb, of Saline, fonnd a nest of five snake's eggs on nis farm which be pat in a glass oan and took to Lister & Sbeedar's store in Saline. Fonr little snakes a foot long are now to lie seen in place of the eggs and they are very aotive little fellows. The Grass Lake News slanders the Cbelsea school house in tbe following style: "For several years past tbe stadents in the high school building at Cbelsea have bad to raise umbrellas over their seats wbenever it rained, bnt this will be unnecessai-y hereafter as a new roof has been pnt on the building." Grass Lake News: The Ann Arbor Times tells bow John Pilbeam, a farmer tbree miles sontb of Hilan, ploughed np the other day a lot of Euglish sovereigns, or $135 worth. Pil, wbo is a "prominent" farmer, (all farmers are "prominent" who get into print) is so excited over his find tbat he omits family prayer, won't hold the baby and denies bis wife those osoulatory tokens tbat are as sorahum to her soul. The only and all-absorbing inspiration of the treasuretrovist is to upset his acres for more gold.