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llave you paúl your taxcs yet? Progressive pedro 3 tlie latest craze. A masquerade in Wallace's liall, Saline, Friday evening. Tlie county superintendent of schools is on li is grand rooods. The Saline school district taxes are liigher tlian usual tliis year. Tbo PrcoViy toriio of &tucbbri.lg cvc fixing up a Christmas cross. The Methodist and Presbyterian socieies of Milau will give Christmas concerts. Mrs. D. W. Palmer, of liridgewater, was recently ntllicted with a stroke of paralysis. The new Baptist church at Gregory is :o be dcdicated Suiiduy, Dec. 18, accordïng to present plans. John Pidd, treasurer of Dexter, will be it Gregory & Son's bank the last two Saturdays in December. Ingham county prohibitionists are havng petitions slgned for an election ander the local option privileges. It is said tliat Nbrth Lake is suftering 'roin prohibition or drouth, as it has not been f uil for several months. There were upwards of 20,000 bushei of onions raised on the Pittslield swamps thisyear, averaging 05 cents per bushel. Wm. J. Parsona, treasurer of Webster, s at J. E. Cheney's store in Dexter, every Saturday, and every Friday at the town hall. Geo. C. Smithe of the Ypsilantian, went to Watertown, N. Y., Monday, to attencl a reunión of hls old regiment, the 38th N. Y. volunteers. Mrs. Peter Bluinhardt. of Pittsfield, lied Dec. 3d from the effects of having two ovarían tumora removed. She leaves a husband and two children. Henry Vogel, treasurer of Scio, Is at Gregory fe Son's bank, Dexter, every Saturday, and at the county treasurer's otliee, Ann Arbor, every Thursday. Ed Glover, of Lodi, lost a valuable cow in a singular way a few days since. rlis team ran away and ran over the animal, iujurlng berso she had to be killed. There is to be a donation on Dec. 31st at the residence of Orrin Burkhart, Liima, for the benefit of the M. E. pastor, ev. II. Palnier. It shoukl be a good one. The farmers are building hopes 011 the ïcxt erop of wheat, inany predicting tliat t will be f 1 a bushei next harvest, and others going as high as $1.50 in their esimate. The new M. E. church at Stony Creek s to be dedicated Wednesdaj', Dec. 21st, y the presiding eider of this district, the lev. T. J. Joslin, assisted by llev. VV. W. tamsay, of Ann Arbor, who will preach at 10:30 a. m. The Saline Presbyterian ladles netted !45 by their broom brigade drill last veek. Some oue ought to have chipped n tliat extra $1 and made it an even $50. Phey talk of repeating the entertainment 11 order to secure tliat $1. A hvelve-year old girl named Maggie Sarrigan wai burned at Ingalls last week n the village school-house. Before any one elsc had arrlved she was standing near a red-hoe stove, when her clothing gnited and she received injuries sufíteient o cause death.- Stockbridge Sun. There are stlll a good many papers In ilichigaii whicli receive wood on subcription, and the shivering editors, one nul all. as fast as they can get to it, are maliciously printing the followiüg: The farmer loada hls wood llke thls: And draws it out to sell; Bul when we see thc bottoin tlers It look llko Uils or b." :]í"e(v:-z5.t-.ll. L. S. Haynei, of Marión, was in town vith beef cattle yesterday. The prices of cattle at present dou't please him 111 uoli, mt the prices of feed compel hun to sell. le says that coru can not be liad 11 ïowell. The last sold there tvasOl cents er bushei, and at sucli ratc beef cattle oon eat their worth. ís it posslble that wheat and corn will meet in pricc? - 'inckney Dlspatch. Oh, dear! It lsn't Geo. V. Hurnham, ifter all, that manages the Worccster cam. The Worcester lturiiham is no Washington. - Aun Arbor Courier. Wcll, don't be snecring at G. VV. lo that tegatlve manner. There is no taint of iVashlngton about him exoept bis name. George W. is a reformed Washlngtonian. There, now ! let him alone, will you? -Adrián Press. Well, let hlm rest. But we mlght add tliis much: The trouble with George, is lie "can't teil alie," ye know. If he only could. he would be a eooU base ball manager. UNow, wouldn't lie, me Lawd I In the report 'of the Farmers' Club, published In the Manchester Enterprise, we find the following : "Experience is said to be a dear school, but lts lessons are more lasting thau any other. It would now appear that most of us have ....Li o ..;. i.iL-,i Im ¦ ¦ uilwj n.l. .t ... 1.4. as was done, the unfavorable weather liaving produced but a small growth. The weather of the past year has caused raore uixiely than any other cause, the severe winter followed by the hot and dry summer resulting in loss of crops and much sickness lu various parts of the state. During the drouth one man believes he saved nis erop by cultivating it every weck. Another t.hinks his neighbor ruins his erop by cultivation and will not cultívate at uil. Each is persuaded that he is right - a happy circumstance f or their peace of miud. Another imputes the poor crops to the late improved tools that are in use, and will have none of them." Superintendent Putnam reported at the last meeting of the school board that there are almost 140 children between the ages of G and 15 years who are not attending any school. We think this will strike many people with surprise. We surely caunot afford to have such a state of things continue. It is the right of everybody that theíe children should be schooled - flrst, of the cliildren tlictnselves; next, of tlieir parents and f rienda, aml those witli whoiu they shull be associated by and by; and ünally, of the commuoity at large, who provide schools not that some children shall be educated, but that all children be educated, and who have a right to iusist that their work in educating thosc in the schools be not robbed of a portion of its benefit through the neglect of others. Thus, neither the children concerned, nor their parents, nor anybody else, can ave the richt to


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