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C J. Allen, of Milan, ia going to Dakola soou. Tom Walker's s:iw mili at West Salem is gig-Ing iiloi.g. These stout March breezes shake the Dexter school building;. Horace Leek and wife, have been dovn to thé New Orleana K. 8. A. Devine, of Webster, bas gone to New York state to live. A. Allison has started bis newspaper, the Chclsea Adverti.-cr, so said. Wbitmore Luke bas a little court of lts owu in session quite frequently, A crenmery compnny with $5,000 capital, bas been organized at Chelsc i James Gorman bas rented lila farm in Lyacfon and will remove to Chelsea. V. K. Allen and wife, of Kmxville, Tena., are visitiug bis parents at Dexter. The Rawsonville dems. celebrated inauguration day with a ping bat carnival. Miss Mary E. Forsliee, of Salem, and Willard L. HeraM, of Oreen Oak, wcre married on the llth. The Milan rirm of Newcomb ifc Robirson is no more. Mr. Robinson having bought out his partner. O'Conner'e mili in Nortbfield is getting out 8,000 fence slats for the Kauschenberger Hros., at the Lake. llie citizens of Milau ffr to furnloh one half capital for any ouc who will etabll8b a ciinning factory at that place. The Yp8ilantian concludes nc-t to ep"'r any protest ugainst the pr.uiks ¦ f " cbanginggates, signs, pi on the ground that bov ¦;" "= Boy. Spencer Boyce, of Lyndoii, bas recently bought the farm adjoiuing biin on the west, formeiïv owned by John Hockwell.- Stockbridge Sun. The Ypsilanti MethodisXa reinembercd the silver wedding annlversary of thcir pottor, Kev. I. S. Springer and wife, by a pleasant gatherlng of his friendo. The last. lecture of the term wasdelivered last Fiiday, before the Dexter high school, by Dr. T. .1. Bitter, upon the topic: "Effect of alcohol upon the systein." Eight persons received the ordinance of baplism at the Baptist churcli la-t Sunday eveuing. The coiumuiiion service will be held next Sunday moriiing. - Milan Leader. The Beeman school in Lyndon. taujrl t by Miss Pieknll, clo-ed on the 14th, and also the school iu Dist. No. 11, taught by M i--s Delia Rook, closed the same day, both very successtul. Help for the season is now being hired by the farmers, and altbouj;h times are dull, and many men out of work, yet those who want to hire out to work on taims are not plenty, l'iices range from $14 to $18 per month. The craze which is now attracting the special attention of the press, is the "chewing gum" craze. Boys and girls are learning to use their jaws. A premium may soon be announced for the tastest "jawer." - Dexter Leader. The Ypsilanti mineral springs folks have had the healing properties of their wateis for cancerous affections brouglit before Gen Grant and his famlly. And a Vleit from that distinguislied old hero may be aiuong the possibilities. While Wm. Parson, of Webster, was driviug towartls home a few daye ago, when withiu half a rnile, one of the forefeet of his horse dropped off. The animal traveled on, and jnst as he reached home the olher forefoot cniua off. Probnbly llie feet had been frostbitten. - Dexter Leader. The following is a list of persons to be conrirmed at the Germán Lntheran Church at Dexter, Palm Sunday, March The list is taken from the Washtcnaw Post: Jacob Huns, Edwin Haas, Uarl Schuier, Hobort Bon., U r'iiiiri Benz, I .miwlu Haab, Uhristine Haas, Mlunle Wurster, CathariaaSchaebcrle, Catharina ng, Ida Brasa. Frledr cb Andrés, Johann Huss, Samuel Bubh. EARLV Hl STORT. The Ypsilanti Sentinel gives a page from the newspaper history of the county, as follows: The question of the Ypilanti Herald, the predecessor of the Commercial, being agitated, we are able U eontribute the following inforniution. Tbe Herald was stai ted by B. B. Bissel, as a republican paper iii 1858, and publishi'd over a corner of (Jongress and Huron streets, we think. Mr. Bissel had no direct promi.-es that we know of from republicanx, but lic heard the Scntiuel dainned so much, and such hot wishes cxpressed thut a good paper might be started here, that he 8uw a "long feit want," to be rilled. So he carne, with his office, andeommenced a larger pnpT tban the Sentinel, in tact, a tine looklng sheet fur the time. Nor did be lack support as we could see, tol he was well fllled willi "ads," thougb we apprehend the pay was not very rich. At any rate ït wa nol many weeks before the public was startled with the iiows that Mr. B. Follet had purchaaed the republican gun, mounted it in barbetle at the depot, and under a printer by tlie name ot Jones-, was pouriug hot shot into tbe runks of lts foimer friends. Mr. Folh-tt bad two ohjects In this, to boom tbe depot, and have a lesa independenl democratie paper tban the Sentinel was. Jones was a good euough printer, but utterly incapablt! of running au office on nothiug, or anywhere near to it. Mr. Follett's money ran into that hole too fast to suit biiu, and Jones carne to the end of his rope. The celebrated S. B. McCracken, took i liaud at it, his last expedient being precisely that by which the Ann Arbor KegIster was establisbed; the issue of a sinall paper at litty cents a year. Aftcr struggling manfully lor a whili', Mafl wt-;ikened, und as be expressed it, "tilled her to the muzzle, and blazed away," at his unijiatetul friends. Once at least, and we think twice, the office narrowly eseaped destruction by fire. It underwent rnany vicissitudes, until in the year '63 or '64, It found rest In the bofom of Pattison, who straddling between pills, and pulpit, all the time cWislied a hankering lor the press. Like the human body, it bas undergone a change of uwtcrial every seven years at least, but the sweet Psyche -the Soul- has remained and ripened into the "Greatest editor in the United States."


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