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The Saline firemen hold a masquerade Feb. 14.

There are three cases of scarlet fever in Freedom.

The Farmers' Club will meet at O. T. Conklin's in Sylvan, Feb. 8.

Rev. D. Q. Barry, of Saline, will lie given a donation Friday evening.

Matthew Hankerd has purchased the farm of his brother James in Lyndon

Theodore Feldkamp will build a new residence in Saline in the spring.

The Cbelsea guards are applicants for admission into the Michigan National Guard.

Thomas Wilkinson, a returned soldier, has been elected captain of the Chelsea guards.

Manchester suggests that a good location for a sugar beet factory could be found in that village.

Jacob Slimmer, of Chelsea, recently sold 11 Vermont Merino sheep which weighed 1,540 pounds.

The big marsh in Bridgewater has been examined for marl for the manufacture of Portland cement.

The Manchester G.A.R. lost money on an entertainment they recently gave in Arbeiter hall in that village.

The First Presbyterian Church, of Ypsilanti, was organized in July, 1829, by the Rev. William Page, of Ann Arbor.

J. R. Holmes, of Southern Manchester,- celebrated his 79th birthday Feb. 1. He has lived in Manchester since 1834.

The Ypsilanti post office is not to be changed from its present location, J. B. Wortley having secured a new government lease.

Lambert Uphaus, of Freedom, has purchased the Henry Dresselhouse farm in Sharon for $3,200. Will Uphaus will occupy it.

Mrs. Alvord died in Manchester township, Feb. 1, of the grip, aged 86 years. Mrs. Jones died in the same township Feb. 2, aged 85 years.

James H. Murray, of Salem, was tied with a Rogersville man for first prize on butter at the State Dairymen's convention in Grand Rapids Friday.

The Ypsilanti Normal has the largest enrollment this year in its history, its numbers reaching 1,017, which is 15 more than the highest previous record.

Tom Morris, of Scio, was in the city Monday. He was born on the farm on which he lives in 1833, so that he is fully entitled to the designation of a pioneer.

Did yon know that McKinley was dead? The Manchester Enterprise says, "Mrs. Denison mourns the death of her little black dog, McKinley, who had a fit Friday and expired."

W. S. Crafts, a Grass Lake pioneer, and father of Mrs. Julia Crowell, of Chelsea, died last week aged 81 years. He came from Vermont 50 years ago and at one time pastured his sheep where the Detroit opera house now stands.

David A. Wise died in Ypsilanti Saturday evening of fatty degeneration of the heart, aged 73 years. He served  in the Mexican war and also in the civil war being a lieutenant and quartermaster in the First Michigan Infantry. The funeral services will be held Tuesday under Masonic auspices.

Christian Fritz, of Dexter, a well known retired farmer was in the city Friday. He says Dexter should be called "Farmers' Retreat." From his door step he can call three neighbors, retired farmers. He will be very glad when the electric road is built between Dexter and Ann Arbor. There will be much travel between the two places.

Chelsea is to have a two days Farmers' Institute next year and the .following officers have been elected: President, O. C. Burkhart, Chelsea; secretary, Frank Storms, Sylvan; Treasurer, A. J. Easton, Lima; vice presidents. Chas. Johnson, Dexter; D. Clark, Lyndon; M. L. Raymond, Sharon; L.. A. Wilson, Lima; M. K. Preston, Grass Lake; N. W. Laird, Sylvan.

Editor Houseman, of the Milan Leader, was in the city Saturday. He reports business good, the Milan merchants taking hold with avidity. They propose the people shall know tho goods and prices on their shelves. They are striving to be up to date and not to let their local trade slip out of town caused by customers reading the advertisement of out of town merchants. He is in splendid spirits.

Mrs. Charles Curtis, of Lima, died of pneumonia last Friday, leaving a husband and three children, one an infant in arms. She was about 40 years of age. In the past two weeks there have been three deaths in this portion of Lima township in houses which are in sight of each other, Owen McLean, Mrs. Joseph Stierle and Mrs. Charls Curtís. None of them were ill for more than a week.

Ed. Potter while in an intoxicated condition late Saturday evening, started to his boarding place. He reached the school yard and while crossing it fell and there lay in a stupor or asleep until toward morning when he roused up and attempted to pursue his journey which he found difficult. His feet were badly frozen and his hands and one ear more or less frosted. He was taken to Henry Fulmer's where Dr. Sheeder did what he could for him until Wednesday when he was taken to the the county house. - Saline Observer.

Some of the young lady students of the Normal school have organized a sorority called the Alpha Zeta Nu. It started with 14 members and is the second sorority in the city.

The state normal school authorities will ask the legislature for the following appropriations : $15,000 for additions to the present training school building, $68,000 for current expenses for each of the next two years, and $6.000 for painting the outside of the older buildings.

A man registering as Sam T. Shaw stopped at the Commercial hotel in Milan Saturday evening. Sunday morning, when he went to settle his bill he presented a $50 bill in payment which the landlord could not change. He then borrowed $10 of the landlord and leaving a horse and buggy in Cook's livery barn, started on foot for Monroe. it is supposed he took a train at Monroe for Detroit.

Godfrey Pfitzenmeier, of Freedom was in the city Sunday. He has recently returned from a visit to San Diego, Cal. He was accompanied by Albert Buss, who remained in that city with his uncle Albert Buss, formerly of the Ann Arbor post office force. Mr. Pfitzenmeier on his return stopped at Byers. Colo., where he called on Henry Schleicher, formerly of Ann Arbor. There was a foot and a half of snow on the ground, and Mr. Schleicher was fearful that he would lose a considerable number of cattle and horses. They were scattered around on the plains. He cannot fully estimate bis loss until after the round up in spring.


Success comes to those who persevere.  If you take Hood's Sarsparilla faithfully and persistently, you will surely be benefited.


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Whitmore Lake.

Mrs. J.D. Moss is confined to her bed with the grip.

Mrs. Irene Stilson was taken suddenly sick Monday noon with congestive chills.

Fleet Smith has been under the doctor's care for the past three days suffering from neuralgia.

La grippe has laid his grip on Mrs. F.M. Lumbard and for the past three weeks she has been very sick.

Miss Matie Speigelberg is confined to her bed and under the doctor's care.  She has symptoms of consumption.

Gershen Truesdel met with a bad accident while cutting wood.  A tree fell on him seriously injuring him.

Jay G. Pray and T. Frank Taylor as a committee visited Durand last week to look over the harrow plant there with a view of establishing the same kind of factor at this point.  Their report is quite favorable.

Messrs. Dodge and Lemon are building an ice house on the Air Line railroad on north end of Whitmore Lake, 50x150 feet and 30 feet high with a capacity of 6,000 tons.  The railroad company will put in a side track in the spring.

The Toledo Ice Co. will complete filling their new houses today and will pay off tonight, making 150 men happy.  The company decided to make one pay day and that will when the houses were filled and it will take a bundle of boodle to pay 150 men for six weeks' work at $1.25 per day.


Death of George Nelson.

Died, at Whitmore Lake, Feb. 3, at 9:30 p.m., George Nelson.  He was one of Northfield's esteemed pioneers, having been born and raised on the farm on which he died.  He was born Dec. 18, 1838 and was 60 years old at the time of his demise.  Three years ago he was working on the ice and was taken with a slight chill and went home, from which he has been unable to work and was a charge on his family and brother. He gradually grew worse until Friday night when he was called to join the innumerable throng in that bourne from whence no traveler returns.  As boy and man, he was known by all the inhabitants of Northfield and the large concourse of relatives and friends that followed his remains to his last resting place was strong evidence of the esteem in which he was held by the whole community. He leaves a wife and two children, respectively 15 and 8 years, also a brother Willard Nelson, who with undying brotherly devotion looked after the deceased for the past three years. The funeral was from his residence on Sunday at 2p.m. the Rev. F.E. Pierce preaching the sermon, taking for his text: "Man fadeth like the falling leaves."  He gave an eloquent and inspiring discourse which was very consoling to the bereaved.  Mrs. Nelson and family and Willard take this opportunity of thanking the neighbors and friends in this sad hour, kindnesses which will never be forgotten.



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