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Day
30
Month
April
Year
1880
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Tuomcy Bros., of Dexter, are to oocupy McKone's new blook, May lst "Zoe, the Ootoroon," was again played at Tuttle's hall, Tucsday evening of last week. The new postoffice is quite "oityfied,1 and Mr. Crowell, the postmaster shows excellent taste in fittiog things up. The assessment roll will be reviewed at Wood Bros. ' atnre. on Monday, May 2d, the president and assessor acling as a board of review. The Herald thinks that there will be less lager beer drank in Chelsea because of the new town pump and "its beautiful stream of purecold water." A proposition has been made by a private party to haul 100 yards of gravel on any of the business streets of the village, for a deed of the old gravel bed. The Herald : " Trade is ' booming ' in Chelsea, and the merchantsare doing a big business. The laboring men are all busy ; improvementa are being pushed forward in every direotion, and the hum of the carpenter's hammer is heard all over the land. A correspondent in the Herald oondemns the practice of parents in allowing their children the reading of many of the immoral papers, and cheap literature of the day. It is about time parents began waking up on this subject, of vital importanoe to their own and their children's happiness. James P. Wood, president, and George W. Turnbull, village attorney, were instructed by the village council togo personally to Detroit and submit the propositions of the village authorities to Gen. Manager Ledyard, reepecting the widening of the -- .mimi the nroDOsed new passenger depot. The leap year party given by the ladies of this place at Tuttle's hall, Friday evening last, was a complete success. Thirty-four couple were present, including several from Dexter, Borne from Ann Arbor, and a number from the immediate vicinity. Dancing lasted until about half past three o'clock Saturday morning, when the party broke up, rejoicing over their good time. DEXTEB. Dr. Howell is making extensive repairs at bil house. Capt. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilanti, is toaddress the reform club here next Sunday evening. George W. Smith has opened a jewelry shop in Allen's art gallery, and is ready to serve bis customers. H. Stebbins has dubbed his saloon "Eureka Hotel," which is likewise painted in large letters on the front of it The " Mystic Band of Six" was out on the streets last Sunday, and all who saw them niuch admired the " Mystics. ' ' Come again. J. N. Bailey, of the Argus, was in town Saturday looking after the interests of his paper, and especially taking subscriptions for it. Mrs. Gay'salready fineresidence íb being treated to the addition of an enlarged cornice and brackets, which, when finished, makes it one of the finest houses in town. Rev. L. P. Davis, of the M. E. Church, bas gone to Evanstoo, 111., to be present at the commencement of the theological seminary located there, of which the gentleman is a gradúate. The band was out on the atreet playing last Saturday evening, and the music was inuch enjoyed by the street promenaders. The band will bo niuch more appreciated if it will play regularly once a week. Why not have a regular evening from now till fall ? say Saturday evening. Reform clubs seem to be on the wane just now. Politics and temperance, or rather temperance as a political issue, has not worked well as far as tried. The experiment thus far has shown which way the wind blows, and will, no doubt be heeded by shrewd politicians in the future. The M. E. Church of this place is undergoing extensive repairs, being repainted and calcimined interiorly, and painted ota the exterior. This requires considerable labor, inasmuch as the papering in the church has all to be taken off which is no light work. This is a much needed work, and when completed will bo a decidedly more cheerful place to worship. In consequence of this tbere will bc no services next Sunday. Old Mr. Hatch, of Webster, met with a well-nigli serious aocident last Monday ternoon. A bovino of the male persuasión not being too well pleaaed with him, prooeeded fortbwith to citenninato him. The i animal pushed him undor a big wagon which stood near by, and whioh saved bis Ufe, fyr tlierc the animal oould not roaoh him. Mr. Hatoh soon became unoonscious, and was oarried into Worster Blodgott's house on whose farm it happened. Mr. H. bood revived, and when the doctors examined him they found that his left foreartn was fraotured near the wrist. Dre. Franklin, of Ann Arbor and Chase set his arm Tuesday morning. Mr. H. was also hurt internally, the extent of whioh cannot with oertainty be ascertained as yet. MANCHESTER. The old " farmers' store " building has been purohased by G. A. Fausoll, who is to fit it up for a jewelry store. Mrs. ClarissaHudson, of Sharon, reoently celebrated her 72 birthday. Her entire family of' four daughters and one son were present. The neighboring towns of Clinton, Tocumseh, Graas Lake, etc, have streetlamps, and enterprising people want Manohester to follow the good exaiuple. The Enterprise : " A few days ago a ewe belonging to James Gage, of this township, gave birth to a lamb which had two perfect heads and but a single body. The lamb died." From the Enterprise we olip the main facts of the first sheep hearing festival of the Bridgewater, ISharon, and Manohester Farmer's Club, held in the old woolen factory building, Manchester, on April 21st It was for the purpose of showing and shearing sheep, and invitations were sent to sheep breeders and farmers generally, both near and far. Every variety of sheep was included, and prizes to the amount of $10, divided into three classes, $2, $3, and $5 werc offered for shearing. Each person eompeting for a premium paid 50 cents as an entranoe fee, and received 50 cents for shearing the sheep. Each exhibitor paid 50 oents as an extrance fee. At an early hour wagons loaded with the ohoicest selections from the flocks of some of the largest and most saccessful sheep breeders in the state began to arrive, and at ten o'clock there were 104 as valuable a lot of sheep as has ever been brought together in southern Miohigan. The exhibit was larger than we had darei to anticípate, and the building was uncomfortably orowded. The forenoon had been oonsumed in getting the sheep in place, and preparing for the shearing. It now being high twelve and dinner ready, a "nooning" was declared in order. At 1:54 p. m. those who were to shear for prizes, having selected their shoep, thecommittee jjave the word and the click, cliek of eleven pairs of shears in the hands of practical men were beard severing the fleecy coats froui a like number of as fine a lot of sheep as can be found in the country. We give a full list of shearers for prizes also the time consumed, and the names of those who took the prizes : T.8. Flinn, 1 h. 1 m.; D.S. Alvord,2h. 30 m. ; N A. Wood, h. 10 m. ; Wtlllam Wltheral, 1 h. 80 m. ; S. Liohard, 3 h. 16 m.; W. 8. Oaborn, % h. VI in.; L. Deining, 1 h. 88 m.; W. J. Oiborn, 1 h. St m.; M. M. Kennedy, 2 h. 21 m.; C. A. Edwards, 1 h. 16 m.; H. K Tathill, 1 h. 82 m. 8ome of the uheep wer very wrlnkley, whlle otherawere comparatlvoly smooth. The judges had to take thls Into oonglderatlon, also the quallty of shearing, etc. The prizes were awarded as follows : lst. N. A. Wood, Lodl, $5. Ud. Senaca Lichard, Macon, 3. 3d. M. M. Kennedy, Liberty, $2. The following table contains tbe names of all the exbibitors, with such &tatistics as the people will be interested in : Wel'ht Wei't naxk ur ownir. Days of Ram Kwe Sneep gr'ih Floece afler wool lbs. oz. Age. Ase. shorn Van Gteoon Bros.... 352 17 2 B 113 351 13 3% 8 97H " " 348 16 12% 8 94 Muneon King 888 10 VA 1 84 Bood & Dorr _.. 363 11 2 2 774 R. M. Kdwurds 10 S 1 6 VanUieson Bros 1? 124 2 0 Wond & Kennedy... 15 1 Ti'A K. M.EdwardB_ 1112 1 68 A. A. Wood 356 11 7 2 71 Jaé. M. Kreng IS 18 1 10(1 Geo. l'tyne $52 33 1 4 125 John Rby 15 10 1 107 Arthur Wood 855 13 18 9 85 Wm. Bowern, 1 wool 310 8 %% 3 &A C. M. FellowB 12 S 1 84 R. D. Sf . Edwards... 14 5 1 100 F. C. Wood 10 5 1 63 J. M.KresB 12 la 1 60 Uood & Dorr 3BS ÏS 5 2 94 J. M. Moore 351 13 13 TO Wood & Kennedj... 13 1 1 76 F.C. Wood 18 V4 1 Van Glenon Bros-... 14 Z% 1 107 John Horning 11 1 724 Ju. M. Krei 835 17 4 % 3 100 Wood Jfc Kennedy... 13 124 1 76 C. M. Fcllows 355 80 4 2 111 F.C. Wood 850 17 11 2 94 VauOieeon Bros.... 853 16 74 2 66U W. R. Klng..._ 8531 6V 8 ÏH'A VanOicson Bro'.... 352 1 19 3H 2 82 nood Dorr 863 16 104 4 98 Jerry VanGleaon 840 31 18 8 1Ï5 J. M. Moore 847 16 H 8 4 C. M. Kellows' 365 18 14 2 80 Uood & Dorr 11 V% 1 70 " ¦ 18 10 1 74 VanGleBon Bros 13 4 1 103 Wood A Kennertv J ,. 2" ' . ' J". i-hcep were t&gged beforo bringing for exhibí Uon. Among these present frorn abroad was Mr. Johnston, editor ot the Michigan Farmer, and Mi. Clough, of the Clinton News. The value of stock exhibitcd was estimated at $7,000 to $8,000. Itwaspronounced a success. YPSILANTI. Mr. N. A. Trockenbrod has gone to Thrce Rivera to lire. Wm. Deubel is to reside in this city hereafter, on Huron street. Geo. W. Lee has been confirmed by the Senate as Indian agent The good templare' hall is being carpeted, painted, and otherwise improved. The knights templar band (colored) gave a leap year ball last cvening at red ribbon hall. The time fixed upon for the " Women's work and loan exhibition," is the last two weeks of May. Mr. 8. B. Morse, for several yers a resident of this oity, died lastTuesday, afterá lingering illness. They have a usoful and "ornamental" machine here for " sawing wood by means of a crank." Pass it around. Miss May, of Ann Arbor, assiated in a very entertaining piano recital at normal hall, Monday evcning of last week. The Sentinel saya that the death of Ja K. W est was from an accidental discharge of the guo, and that there is no evidence of suicide. The Commercial has removed to the rear of Union block to wait for the oompletion of its proposed new building opposite the postoffice. The Ypsilantianhasagain made a change, and now has its entire four pages printed at home. lts editor scems to have au excellent idea of how a good local paper ia gotten up. The machine shops of the D., H. & S W. railway will, it is thought, be removed to Bankers, beeause of insufficient accommodalions here. The Commercial thinks it was the craiy man, wko called himself Clark Fisher, that set the fires in Ypsilanti, and oaused so much excitement. W. J. Penniman is to receive $47,000- 80 stated- for the use of his patent automatic coupling from the Chicago, Alton & St. Li mis llailroad. A barn belonging to C. S. Stanley in Ilawsonville, was burncd on Wednesday night of last week, togethcr with two horses, ix cows and three calvos. Mostly inBured. Several improvemonts have been in progresa at the Catholio church, such as enlargement, frescoing, etc, all of whioh were completed in time for the Bishop's visit icoently. The Sentinel propounds this conundrum : "does tho average audicnce at a piano reoital, know whether the playcr is executing some tremendousfeatof art, orsimply 'givingthem taffy?' " Samuel M. Putney, of this city, died on April 20th. It will be remembered that he was recently pardoned out of prison bceause of ill health. Although the past few years of bis life have been considerably under a cloud, it is claimed that there are extenuating circumstanoes which will go far toward palliating his offense when made known. He was a brave soldier during the rebellion, and his war record, at least, can be pointed to with pride.