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Both hotels at Milan have new landlord?. Stock shipping (rom Dexter has commenced. Ypsilanti fair dates, September 29-30 inclusive. Very few watermelons were raised around Dexter this year. Win. Buss and wife, of Soio, celebrated their golden wedding, Aug. 24. Henry O. Butter, a highly respected citizen of Dexter, died August 19. The work on the school house in district No. 3 in Sharon, is nearly completed. The North Lake church has received a present of $25 from an unknown friend. The Baptists and Methodists of Dexter picniced at Bass Lake, laat week, Wednesday. Miss Addie Atchison will teach the primary department of the school at Salem station. Chelsea proposes to have a rattling good fair this season. It will be held September 27-30. The fats and leans, of Dexter, contested their base ball qualities in that village Tuesday afternoon. Dexter'8 new school house is not yet completed, which will delay the opening of the school for a few weeks. The Dexter Leader, one of the best local papers in the county, has changed its day ot' publication from Thursday to Friday. The proprietors of the " Flying Dutchman " were escorted out of Dexter, a few days ago, by a lot of boys with rotten eggsThe ladies' library of Dexter will be open every Saturday afternoon, from 3 to 6 o'clock, from September lst to March 1 1888. The September meeting of the Saline farmers' club will be held at H. W. Bassett's, on Friday, the 9ih. Each member is expected to prepare a question box. Dexter Leader : M. F. Smith has rented the building occupied by the bakery, and about the firet of October will put in a stock oL bakers' good, candies, cigars, etc. The Sharon farmers have concluded not to hold a picnic this fall. The leading ones say that as everybodi has been to the lakes this summer they fear the attendance would be small. Saline Observer : William Turner and wife, of Dexter, township, have lived together 67 years, and nearly all of that time on their present farm. Mr. Turner is 89, and his wife is 87 years old. One Lodi farmer sowed 20 bushels of wheat on 40 acres of land, threshing 79 bushels of wheat. A Scio farmer threshed 29 bushels of wheat from 18 acres on which he had sown 28 busheis. The following officers have been chosen for the Milan driving Park association : President, II. Phillips; secretary, Chas. Gauntlett; treasurer W. H. Whitmarsh. Groundg hove been leased and they expect to have it ready for races yet this fall. During the absence of the family one day last week, Robert Harrison's house in Pittsfield was entered and thoroughly rummaged. A number of articles were taken. An attempt made to enter Mr. Reese's house on the same day was fortunately frustrated. The Norvell farmer's club met at the residence of H. A. Ladd, August 19, and was attended by nineteen members and their families, which mads a company of 62 persons. The next meeting will be held at James Fay's, October 1, at 1 p. m. Question: "The future of farmers and farming in its social and financial aspects." Papers by C. L. Hall and R. D. Palmer. Saline Observer : School Director Masón was around last week, taking the census of children of school age in the district. The number is 278, a gain of six over last year, of whom 173 live in Saline, 55 in Lodi, 28 in York, and 22 in Pittsfield township. In two families he found six children between the ages oí 5 and 20; four families of five; 11 families of four; 17 of three; 28 of two. Manchester Enterprise : Oa Saturday, August 27, the farmers of Bridgewater held their annual picnic with quite a large attendance. During the early part of the afternoon the sky was overcast with clouds and no doubt many were deterred from attending by the threatening and lowery aspect of the western heaven?. But Júpiter Pluvius was propitious a more beautiful day could not have been chosen. The literary programme was excellent-, though brief, and the committee was very fortúnate in procuriog the music, which was rendered in an exquisite manner by the M. E. church choir, the New Eraqusrtette and the martial band, all of Clinton. Mrs. DvrightKies read a selection which, though interesti-'g, was inaudible to the greater portion of the audience. Hon. Chas H. Richmond, of Ann Arbor, was the orator of the day, and set forth in a terse and conoise manner the natural dependenee of the community upon the farmer. The address was followed by a flnely rendered select reading by Mrs. Arthur Lowery. After the programme offi cers were elected for tht ensuing year.


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