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Dexter thinks it ought to have a sugar beet factory. York has six taxpayers who pay over $100 taxes each. Scarlet rash prevails among the school children of Freedom. The sale of stamps at the Pokert past office last year was S201.49. Theodore Ulrfoh will build a new house in Freedom next spring. There is at this writing 150,000 pounds of wool stored in Manchester. Mrs. John Benzler died in Bridgewater, Jan. 12, of the grip, aged 71 Tears. Emanuel church in Freedom took up i 860 collection for niissiontí Sunday, Jan. 15. The two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gates, of Chelsea, died last Thursday. Mrs. L. A. Katner, of Bridgewater, 4 years of age, broke her arm the other day. Merrick Burch will build a new Wacksmith shop in Sharon Hollow next spring. Christopher C. Schultz died in Dester, Jan. 14, of typhoid pneaiuoni aged 23 years. John S. Pacey, Wm. G. Schiuidt and Jacob Richardson, of near Dexter, -will build barns this spring. John Fletcher, of Salem, was kicked in the face by a horse the other day and had a tooth knocked out. Ifc is said at Whitmore Lake that Mrs. Wiedemunn will put np more cottages in her grove next spring. Sherman Cook marbeted 40 roosters in' Saline last week which averaged -on and a half pounds in weight. Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Weber, of Freedom, died Jan. 14, of inflammatory rheumatism aged 11 years. James Cavanaugh, sr. , of Sharon, was thrown out of bis buggy öiö other lay and his collar bone and two ribs broken. Mrs. George Holzapfel. of Sylvan, clied on Saturday, aged aboai 35 years. She was the daughter of Fred EiseïB!n, of Freedom. C. K. Oobb recently caught a 12 pound pickerel in Portage Lake and followed this lucky catch up with pulling out a 123 pound pickerel. Mrs. John Joss, of Lima, is very seriously ill. She is the grandmother of the Moegle girl who was mardered in Waterloo township a year or so ago. Chris Stoll, of Dexter township, ent his left leg badly whlie chopping wood recently. He nearly bled to death before medical assistance coald be senred. Philip Seitz, who lives within two miles of Chelsea, had a big lumber hauling boe Jan. 17. He is building si new barn ont of three carloads of lamber. James Eagen, of southern Manchester, arrived home the other night just in time to drive some grain thieves out of his granary. They had already iilled two bags. Mrs. Rachel E. Coe, wife of John H. Coe, died in Milan last week aged 85 years. She was one of the oldest citizens of York, having located in Milan before it was named. Mr. Gebhardt, the Saline baker, is Temodeliög the Frank building in that village and svill open up a hotel jibout March 1. He is building a brick -tddition for a kitchen. John T. Wanzer, a pioneer of the i-Gunty, (lied at the home of lus son William H. Wanzer, in Ypsilaeti, Saturday, aged 83 years. He was a member of the Society of Friends Mrs. Squire Covert, of Lima, died last Thursday. The funeral services were held Sunday at the Lima Center 'harch, Rev. Dr. Holmes, of Chelsea, preaching the funeral sermon. Ü63. Ely boaght of Clara Kingsley granddaughter of David Kingsley, of Salem, an 18 months' lamb that fleessed 118 poundg. How is that for Datrid Kingsley's stock? Who can beat it.? Plans have been prepared by MalVü,mson & Higginbotham, of Detroit, for a three story brick rectory for St. Luke's church in Ypsilanti, 28 by 50 feet in sizc, with all the modern conveniences to cost 3,500. a!be Germán Workingmen's Society -of Chelsea, has elected the following qffieers: President, Chas. Kaercher; vice president, Chas. Neuberger; record keeper, Martin Bauer ; correspoudïög secretary, Israel Vogel ; treasurer, Jaoob Hepfer; trustees, Jacob Schumacher, Heary Frey, Mat Scirwekerath ; physician, G. V. Palmer; banner beaier, Chris Oesterle. Last Friday evening was the scene of a very pleasant party at the home of William and Alice Donegan in Northfield. Several persons from tho surji-onnding cities were present., among ïvbom were : Misses Louise Walsh and Jeanie Hardy, of Detroit; Miss Anna OonJin, of Ypsilanti; Misses Emma and Kate Taylor, Bessie and Cassie k)onegan, Nora Fohey and Messrs. Thomas Aiid Edward O'Bricn, of Ann Yrbor. The principal feature of the fvening was dancing.- Smock's rchestra, of Ann Arbor, furnished the juQsic. A short program was rendered ïn which Miss Louise Waish sang overal selections accompanknj by Miss Mae Carroll. The jolly crowd of abont 75 tripped the light fantaetic Tili nearly 8 a. m. when all went home feeling happy. The Ypsilanti Normal defeated Albion in debate Friday eveniug winiug twQ ont of the three conteste. The judges were Hon. Levi Barbour, of Detroit ; Judge V, H. Lane and Prof. A. C. McLaughlin, of Ann Arbor. George Hodson last Saturday purchased the 78 acre farm of Benj. Culy, in Scio, on the Dexter road for f3,600 from R. C. Reeves, executor. The bidding was quite lively as the farm is a desirable one and it wejit at $1,300 more than the appraisal. The Southern Washtenaw Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. has 808 ïiienibers arid risks amonntiiig to $767, 780, a gaiu of 28 members and $87,635 risks during tne past year. The lossen paid during the year amounted to $G09,34 aud the assesuieut was 90 cents on a fl,000. Roswell Pettibone died in Detroi at the residence of his sou C. A. Pettibone yesterday of oíd age, aged 8t years. He was born in Vermont and settled in Ypsilanti, which promised well for the pioneer. Years later he removed to Howell and from thence to Detroit. He left four living generations to mourn his loss. Stephen G. Johnson died at the honit) of his daughter in Cleveland Ohio, last Sunday. He was a pioneer of Washtenaw county having come here from Canada in 1837. He had learuec the carpenter's trade which he followed for 18 years. In 1844 he moved to Scio township. He was married in 1843 to Miss Ellen Jane Seymour and they had five children. He was four times supervisor of Scio township, in 1860 862, 1875 and 1876. The funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 o'clock at the home of his son Chester S. Johnson, in Scio. 1