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On Friday night, the 21st inst., tlie store of Mr. llexford, on Oongress street, was entered by prying open the back door. The safe was blowu open and about $60 taken therefrom. Fine lace and other valuable goods to the amount of f 100 were taken from the same atore. The same uight the Farmers store on Cross street was burglarized of silks, laces etc., to the extent of $1,800 or $2,000. The burilará seem to have worked with a view of getting the greatest valuejwith in the smallest bulk and leave as few marks as possible by which the goods could be identified. The careful and leisure way in which the whole job was done would indícate professional hands at the business. CHKLSEA. The funeral services of Henry Depew, an early pioneer of this couuty,-were conducted at the Baptist Church on Monday. " Uncle Hank," as he was familiarly called, came to Sylvan and settled oven forty years ugo when, where Chelsea now stands, was an uubroken wilderness. He died in the' log dwelling which he erocted at that time, and in which he had always resided. He was in attendauce at the Pioneer's meeting in this place on the fifteenth, and lookeil as well as usual. Though more than eighty-nne years of age, he was not uncommonly to be seen on the strects in his shirt sleeves duriug the cold bleak days of the past April, when younger blood reqnired overcoats and mittens. Mr. Depew's lineal descuudants number about forty-three. üwmg to the late rains, the wheat erop begins to look considerably better, and the farmer's tuces have quite perceptably shorteued. B. B. Tuttle, D. Thomas, and F. Uirback have just had the walls of their new block completed. MILAN. Milan Encampment, No. 76, 1. O. O. F., was instituted Wednesday evening, J. Sprague, P. ü. P., of Ann Arbor, being the instituting officer. The following officers were elected and insta lied: E. A Eeynolds, Uhief Patriarch; Jas. Gauntlett, High Priest ; J. T. Hafford, Senior Warden ; Ed. W. Mead, Scribe ; Albert Daveoport, Treasurer; W. A. Mead, Junior Warden. The regular meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month.


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