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B. Colvan, of Ypsilanti, is building a cottage at Portage Lake.

Thos. Birkett, of Dexter, is putting a new feed roller in his mill.

A young eagle was killed by Hugh McCabe near Silver Lake recently.

Major John P. Kirk speakes this afternoon on "The Citizen Soldier."

L. K. Lee, of Dexter, raised the frame of a new barn last Saturday.

J E. Jedele, of Dexter, shipped 40,000 pounds of wool to Detroit last week.

The Michigan Central is putting 18 inches of gravel over its tracks from Ypsilanti to Detroit.

Prof. I. N. Demmon's subject for the Dexter schools commencement oration is he "Training of a Man."

Dogs killed 10 sheep belonging to Fred Jedele, of Scio, and mutilated a number of Jacob Reichert's sheep.

Fred Wyman has the contract to build the aubtments for an iron bridge in Webster over the Huron river.

Miss Eleanor Battey died at the residence of her nephew Ashley Van Duzer, in Saline, May 9, aged 72 years.

The Dexter Leader will be enlarged to a six column quarto in spite of the near approach of the hot summer. But then the Dexter Leader man is a hustler anyway no matter what the weather, and that new baby of his must be approaching the time when he too will take to the paste pot and the shears.

This is the way the Dexter Leader puts it: "In one of our churches last Sunday morning, by actual count, 39 ladies bowed their heads in prayer and each bowed head hung a corpse. Yes, the corpse of a murdered bird. How much of life, joy, happiness and song went out with the murder of these innocent little sougsters of God's own creation. "