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Washtenaw County

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Parent Issue
Day
9
Month
December
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
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Scarlet fever still prevails at Plymouth. Milan wants 36 firemen and the couucil are considering the matter. Peter Stotider, of Augusta, raised 2,725 bushels of corn this year froni 24 acres. Fonr car loads of telephone poles for the use of the New State Telephoue have been received at Dexter. George Weston, a farmer Dexter boy, has been elected register of deeds of La Moure county, North Dakota. Barbers are sometimos good htuiters. D. J. Anderson, of Milan, has shot 234 qnails and 1 1 partridges this year. Rev. Cari S. Jones, of Pinckney, will as.sume the pastor'ate of the Chelseu Congregational church Jan. 1. FredEllis, of Clinton got his nose. too uear a steani pipe the other day. He uose mores now, as the nose was badly bnrned. The Maccabees in Grass Lake are in a state of great activity. Sixteen new applicants for admission were secxired in one day. Marshall Viukle, formerly of Dexter, was injured by the explosión of a gas lighting machine at Oaks, North Dakota, and ruay lose his eyesight. The building of free horse sheds for the farmers is being agitated at Plymouth, with the idea that it will draw farmers' taade to that village frorn Ypsilanti, Wayiie and Northville. Mrs. G. L. Woleott, who died in Howell, Nov. 17, at the ago of 61 years, was born in Dexter and moved to Livingston county about 40 years ago. Her maiden name was Phelps. A new Evangelical church was dedicated at Dexter recently. It cost $900 aud only six families are represented in it. Yet they raised the debt of f300 at the dedication and $40 besides. Christian Pritz, of Scio, brother of Michael Fritz, assistant cashier of the Ann Arbor Savings Bank, was in the city 'Friday ' for ,the first time in six weeks, having been coufined to the house with a broken leg. Dexter Leader: At the animal school meeting of district No. 8, Dexter township, the voters decided to discontinue the use of their house for a town hall. The house has been reseated by the Thomas Kane Co., of Racine, Wis. , and now the school hou.se of that district has the flnest interior of any in the couuty. Messrs. Heliker and Meyers, formerly landlords of the Freeman house, Manchester, have rented the Exchange hotel in Owosso, and are now in possession. They made many friends duriug their stay in Manchester who wish tbem much success in their new field. The Exchange is the same hotel formerly run by the late George Fauth, of Ann Arbor. Grass Lake News : Pinned to a tree which stands just outside the sidewalk in front of a Church st. residence is a placard which reads: "Please keep off this prospective grass. ' ' Why ' ' prospective" it is difflculty to see as we couuted 18 spires of grass on six square rods of ground, and flve of those spires were in one bunch. When it comes to grass sorne people want the world. The Willis correspondent of the Ypsilanti Commercial says: Anthony Duggan who lives on Dave Taylor's farm dowu toward Oakville thought once it was wicked to dehorn cattle but he don 't think so siuce a vicous buil that he owns played him a mean trick. Some days ago Duggan went info his baruyard, when a two year old buil, which was not dehorned, showed fight and in the tussle which followed the buil tossed him in the air, it is said, about 20 feet.when Duggan came down in a pond hole of about four feet of water. The fight continued for abont two hours before Duggan cernid get away or anyone came to liis resene. Duggan was doing well af last accounts. W. J. Gregg, a wealthy editor of Marshall, has purchased a half interest in the Ypsilanti Commercial and can alroady be found in the editorial wheelhouse. Let there be no ambiguous interpretatiou of the word''wheel-house. " The operations of Mr. Gregg 's brain are nofc resolved through the cyclic mechanism of an old brass clock. The subject of this sketch was formerly clefk of Calhoun county and also editor and part owner of the Marshall Statesman, and by these experiences is fitted with au Jextensive knowledge of the wickedness of this world and au idea of the remedy, which we trust will be exerted upon his colaborer of the Commercial, and the insecure souls that harbor iu the Ypsilantian and Sentiuel offices. A Scio ccraple just inarried, songht to evade the November shower of rice by driving to Hamburg. Two Aun Arbor girl acquaintances heard of it, and boarding the train as it arrivod asked I the counductor for a "pointer" and got it. They sailed up froni the rear aud before the couple knew what was np, they were buried iu rice. "It was jnst too awfully funny for anything," and the Ann Arbor girls tee-heed and tahahed till the newly weddcd dug theraseves out of the grain pit. The laugh ended right there. The bridal pair were total straugers and the ma i ds of Atiieus made for the car door and took long steps from there to the ground. So it goes! "How of ten, O, liowofteu," we laugh till we get a stitch in the side and oor liver pads crack, when the only things in the play that are really ridiculously funuy are ourselves ! Fred Uphaus lias removed from Sbarou to Jacksou. William Lard has purehased the farm of Burt Young, of Sylvan. Gregory has defeated Unacülla at football by a score of 5 to 0. The Milan council have deeided against electricity for street lightiug. A baby girl brightens the home of Mr. aud Mrs. Byrou VanArunm, of Sharon. Thomas Kelly died iu Chelsea, Nov. 25, of neuralgia of the heart aged 70 years. A tramp was locked up by the Milan village marshal the other day, who was 66 years okl. ïhe Chelsea elecferic ligkt power honse has been eqnipped with a new 2,200 light dynamo. Conrad Schmid, of Northfield, has retnrued from his northern huntiug trip, bringing home two deer. Miss Ettie D. Gorton was married Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the home of her pareuts Mr. and Mrs. Orville Gortou, of Waterloo, to Fred Bowdish. The Chelsea Y. P. S. C. E. will hold a fair witlra musical aud literary program at the Chelsea opera house Friday aud Satnrday, Dec. 9 aud 10. The Stouy Creek Ladies' AidSociety will hold their Christmas fair at the M. E. church, Thursday, Dec. 15. Snpper will be served for 10 cents. The iusurance compauies allowed Searles Firmau, of Milau, $126.25 for his loss by fire ou orgaus receutly, also $144.86 ou the buildiug aud $100 ou tools. Chelsea Standard: Three men applied at the home of Homer Boyd, of Sylvau, one uight receutly for a night's lodgiug with the plea that their horses, fonr in number, were uuable to proceed auy farther that night. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd at last concluding to do auto others as they would wish to be done by, took them in. Mrs. Boyd has been lookiug in vaiu ever siuce for a pair of $10. 50 gold bowed glasses taken from the sittiug room table. Jay Woods, of Chelsea, who was employed to look af ter them wrote to the sheriff at Niles where they claimed to be goiug, and received a prompt reply that there were no such parties there but that he had rpceived letters of inquiry from several places where thcy were wanted for similar offenses.