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Washtenaw County

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The Detroit owner of the horse left at the Commercial house in Milav by the stranger who asked the landlord, Pnller Dexter, to change a $00 note, called yesterday and secured his property. The stranger has not yet been found. The tovrnship board of Freedom has appointud Frank Koebbe healtk officer. It is reported that the schools in district Ko. 5 aud 6 ire closed on account of Bcarlet fever. There seems to be quite ;i munber of cases aruoug the childien. Comstock Hill is one of the boys, of Lodi, who feels as young as they ever did. Mr. Hill rode into the city on his lácycle Monday and says he was tuuch more corufortable than if he had used his horse and buggy. In spite of his 68 years he is willing to go into the woods and chop cord wood . with any inan in the county. He comes ot'good sturdy stock. A. H. Covert, superintendent of schools at Schoolcraft, son of Arthur Covert, of Superior, made a speech, at the republican club banquet at Kalamazoo Monday night. Those who heard it say it was a fine effort. The many friends of Mr. Covert iu Washtenaw county will be pleased to know of his succes?.' The Argus is informed that he expects to enter the practice of law in Detroit next year. C. H. Carrick, superintendent of the Milan schools, is a candidate for the nominatiou for school commissioner on the republican ticket in Monroe county. He resides just across the line. Mr. Carrick has had some experinence in this line, once being defeated for the nomination in convention, and once after uoinination by a democratie majority. W. H. Burnham, an old settler of York township, residing at Milan,. died Sunday. He was born Dec. , 3,' '36, in New York, his parents being Allen and Olive (Harrison) Burnham. Mr. Burnham was married in Monroe county, New York, June 4, '49 to Jane M. Lawrence. Four children blessed their union Helen, born Nov. 13, 1850, Caroline, E., born July 10, 1852, Allen H., born Feb. 8, 1854,. Lillian J. born Nov. 1855. Mr. Ëüruham was a stauuch democrat in politics. In Staebler's coal office, the manager Edward Staebler, has severa! photographs of a rock that is worth more than . a passing notice. It is located on ' the farm of Mr. John Sweitzer, of Saline. It is 6 ïeet above ground, and how far it extends below ground is not known. It is over 35 feet in circumference and is estimated to weigh over 1 00 tons The stone is a conglomérate, apparently cemented together by a green cement! It is' worth the studv of geological students. In the circuit conrt in the case of Frank Staffan vs. Gottlieb Ahnmtieller and Barbara Sfcaffan. the defendants by their solicitor, have filëd their ans wer. Iu the complainants ,bill he claims an nndivided two-thirds of the uorth one-half of the south-east qnartér of the south-east quarter. section 12, range three east, iu the township of Sylvan, valned at 8100, and he asks for a partitioa. iu the answer of the Ahnmuellers they deny that Staffan had auy interest iu this land and claim that Gottlieb Ahnmueller is the sole owner of the laud, and therefore they have refused to make a división of it. Alfred Fnlfoid, of Whitmore Lake, is in the city visiting his neice and greeting old friends. Mr. Fulford says Whitmore Lake is botmd to boom. Two additions have been laid out and the lots are selling rapidly. An effort is being made to secure á. factory of some kind. The lake is now coverec with ice f rom 14 to 18 inches thick Mr. Fnlford claims thero are many fis' in the lake. Mrs. Fulford and hiiusel were out one time last year and secured 10 good sized fish in a f pv hours