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ScarletFerer- Deaths of Miss Waldron anti Mrs. Snyder.-Fire-alarm Bell In Tpsllantl, and new Electrlc-llght Engine.- An Afflicted Family - Ypsllantlan Agaln Scorcned.- Jnrors.- Wool Ontlook. Manchester has been having a seige of the rnumps. Rev. Mr. Gallop will speak in Saline Decoration day. D. W. Hitchcock, of Milan, is build ing a grain elevator, 24x36. Albert Robison, of Sharon, has sold his farm to M. A. Pierce ; $80 per acre. Deputy Warden Rouse of Saline is making "it warm for violators of the fish laws. Mrs. James Reilly, of Dexter township, is home after spending the winter in Dayton, O. Young people's literary society of York will give a leap year box social tomorrow evening. Wm. Kern, of Manchester, bought a nine months old calf of W. B. Osborn which weighed 770 pounds. Christian Luft, of Sharon, 60 years of age, had his arm badly cut by a saw, and died from the injury, recently. Residence owned by Mrs. Will Hewett, and occupied by Harry Macomber, in Manchester, was slightly burned last week Sunday. Don't fail to read R. Rider Haggard's story, in our next issue, entitled "A Tale of Three Lions." Trial subscriptions for The Register, three months, 25 cents. One hundred thousand young trout have been placed in the streams about Saline in the past three or four years. J. H. Bortle recently received 30,000 from the state fish commission. The Milan baseball association is on a good financial bass, $300 stock having been taken in shares of $2.50. Officers: President, J. Henry Ford; vice-president, D. W. Hitchcock ; secretary, John S. Bray ; treasurer, Mell Barnes ; manager, Charles Gauntlett. Directors: J. Henry Ford, D. W. Hitchcock, Mell Barnes, Charles Gauntlett, W. H. Whitmarsh, Frank Guy, John S. Bray. The following gentlemen will be summoned as jurors for the May term of circuit court: Ann Arbor city, D. C. Fall, Wm. Miller, Henry Bliton ; Ann Arbor town, Wm. Burke; Augusta, Henry Snowball ; Bridgewater, Frank Ridell ; Dexter, Charles Cooper ; Freedom, Herman Bertke; Lima, John D. Luick ; 'Lodi, Austin Sage; Lyndon, George Shanahan ; Manchester, Harvey Hall ; Northfield, Fred Kapp ; Pittsfield, Ralph Rice ; Salem, Nelson Yanson ; Saline, James W. McKinnon, Daniel Kline; Scio, B. W. Waite, jr., Jacob Reichert; Sharon, Wm. Chadwick, Jas. L. Wade ; Superior, A. H. Collins, John McDougal ; Sylvan, Milo Hunter, Frank McNamara ; Webster, Geo. F. Loomis ; York, John Lockwood ; Ypsilanti town, Horatio Bersham ; Ypsilanti city, Jacob E. Merick, Raphael Koop. Wbilmore Lake. Pleasure seekers are beginning to make their appearance.- Frank Koper and wife will remove to Ann Arbor where he will work at masonry. - Nelson Stevens' house has been generally repaired and rearranged for a summer cottage.- T. G. Ráne of Detroit, was at the lake last week to attend Mrs. Rane's funeral.- Neal O'Heran, of Howell.was at the Lake recently.- A social in the interest of the M. E. church will be given at the residence of G. M. Field, Friday evening.-Mrs. E. Silsbey has returned from Detroit, where she was during the winter with her daughter. - Col. Dean, of Ann Arbor was at the Lake Monday.- Considerable annoyance is caused by the likeness of the two names, "Whittemore" and "Whitmore Lake." Both freight and mail are frequently missent to these places.- Will Spiêgelberg and wife will occupy the house now occupied by Frank Roper.- Irene, wife of John Rane, of this place, died of softening of the brain, April, 19, aged 86 years.- Miss Lillie Lumbard has been with the sick. - The atnount of goods shipped over the T. A. A. & N. M. road to this place gives evidence of a marked growth in trade.- Supervisor Duncan was at this place, Monday, flnding out bow much property and how rnany borrowed (?) dogs the vicinity possesses. - More people are talking about painting their houses and still more ought to be doing so. Chelsea. Misses Minnie and Nellie Kempf, of Ann Arbor, are visiting Misses Carrie and Ella Whitaker, of Lima.- Chelsea has a cigar factory.-It is rumored, that a brewer driven out of Jackson county by local prohibition, is about removing his business to this place.- Our law firm of Lehman & Cavanaugh have opened an office in Ann Arbor.- H. M. Dean, o Detroit, was in town on business las Saturday.- Mrs. Kingley, of Manches ter, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cal kin, of this place.- C. Heselschwerd has rented the Wilkinson block, on Middle-st, and will soon establish there a regular boarding house in connection with his restaurant. - Johnnie Cum mings is our pretzel ball-thrower. He does it well, too.- William Yocum ha bought the oíd J. C. Winans' house 01 South-st.- Mrs. Luella Park has purch ased the old homesteadof Wm. Yocum where she will reside with her mothe and grandmother.- C. E. Chandler and family spent last Saturday with Mr. C.' daughter, Mrs., Drislane, in Lodi.- The M. E. Church will hold a donation so cial at the Town hall next week, Wed nesday evening, for the benefit of thei pastor, Rev. J. H. Mulntosh.- The Lu theran church will hold a quilting and ice-cream social at the Town hall on Tuesday evening May 1.- H. S. Holme is moving the house in which he ha been living on Middle-st, to another lot and will put a new and fine residence upon the old site.- Charles U. Purebas will start next week for Denver, Co' He says he is going there to stay.- Lew is James, of Saratoga Springs, N. Y and his unele, Luther James, of Ann Arbor, were among their Chelseafriend on Tuesday.- A large number of ou citizens are engaged in mending thei yyays that is, their sidewalks. - Whil their Chelsea home is on wheels, Mrs H. S. Holmes and children have taken refnge among their friends in Dexte and vicinity. -One of the most afflicte families in Chelsea, just now, is that o Jabez Bacon. His seven children hac scarcely recovered from the measles, o which disease the youngest was very sick, when Mr. B. was taken down with rheumatism, rendering him helpless. Ypsllanli. Mrs. E. Bovee is building a fine greenïouse at her residence on Chicago ave. - Mrs. Kate Tower and daughter are visiting Mrs. L. Cooper.- Mr. and Mrs. 3. Cornwell and daughter are home rom their Florida visit. - Mrs. Samuel 'ost has returned home from Florida, where she accompanied a son for his ïealth.- Mrs. F. C. Gaige, of Concord, s guest of her sister, Miss Lois McMaïon.- Miss Mollie Kichards visited in Jetroit the latter part of last week.- 'he Ypsilantian office has hadnother ïarrow escape from burning : a stray electric wire was the mischief-maker. -Miss MarthaBarrium, of the Ypsilanian force, is making a vacation visit at ïattle Creek and other places of interest to her.- Little Helen, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Swift, is very ill with scarlet fever.- Miss Louise Waldron died very suddenly Tuesday afernoon. She has been in feeble health 'or sometime, but her death, was entirey unexpected by 'her friends. - Miss Vee Cornwell, who has been a student at Cleary's Business college, has taken a position as stenographerin Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Susie Lamb, of the same college, has a fine position in Walkerville, Ont- Prof. J. P. Vroman is in Wisconsin looking after the interests of the Iron Mining company with which he is connected.- Mr. A. J. Bucklin is very ill with pneumonía. - Dr. J. L. Sample has left his position in the Sanitarium. - The city council has authorized the purchasing of a 1200-pound fire alarm bell, to be hung in place of the antiquated dinner bell which for years has made such a vain attempt to do its duty in adignified manner. - The electric light engine is to be changed for a large Corliss engine and condenser. Seventeen mnre mast arms are also being placed. We shall soon have one of the best lighted cities in the state. Plttít field. Mrs. Snyder who has been ill sorne time at her daughter's, died April 19, and her remains were taken to Dexter for interment.- John Springman and wife are entertaining a very young daughter whocameto reside with them Monday last.- The late cold season has afforded farmers an opportunity to repair old buidings, and in many instances build new ; but the work of tilling the soil and putting in spring crops has now quite generally commenced. - A young team belonging to Henry Paul, ran away on the farm, demolishing a dray and doing some other damage last week. J. S. Wooil on the Wool Ontlook. At the recent meeting of the Sheepbreeders' and wool growers' association in Saline, J. S. Wood read a paper in which he said that the Merino might be bred profitably as a mutton sheep. "Wool." he says, "scarcely pays the cost of production ; put it on the free list, and we shall be driven to the necessity of transforming our wool-producing sheep into a mutton sheep." He continued : "The unfriendly legislatioji of 1883 has reduced 1,000,000 and over of our flock masters, producing 300,000,000 pounds of wool yearly, valued at $100,000,000, from 12 to 15 per cent. The 60,000.000 Deocle in this country require for consumption annually about 10 pounds of unwashed wool per capita, or 600,000,000 pounds. Of this amount we import about one-half. For the fiscal year of 1877 we imported, of raw wool 114,038,000 pounds, and in woolen and worsted goods about 150,000,000 more, thus showing that instead of an overproduction we need 50,000,000 more sheep if we could have the American market for Americans, or the tariff of 1867 restored. TJnder efficiënt protection the producís of wool rose from 60,000,000 pounds in 1860 to 308,000,000 pounds in 1884, one year after the change in duty. It has since declined to 285,000,000 pounds in 1886, and according to the estimates of the agricultural bureau, to 265,000,000 pounds in 1887. Then you see at a single glance that the reduction of the tariff in 1883, coupled with the adverse rulings of the secretary of the treasury.also the frauds and evasions of thelaw, have combined to crush the sheep interests, and place them in their present non-paying condition ; and it only remains to put it on the free list, as recommended by the a majority of the ways and rneans committee of the present house of congress, and urged by the President, to accomplish the final ruin of this most important industry, which I most earnestly hope may yet be prevented by the good sense of congress." Sfeline. Peter Andrus, living two miles west of here, is on the sick list.- Ed. Densmore, of Lake Ridge, was in town, April 21.- Frank DeMarsh and Geo. Turns, of Ypsilanti, were in town April 20, to sell their roadster.- Nichol Bros. have sold their fine roadster to Ypsilanti parties. - The tree agents are making their spring deliveries here this week.- R. H. Marsh and wife made Ypsilanti a visit April 18.- Mrs. Andrew Riggs, who has been sick for several weeks" past, is on the gain.- The Germán society have erected a row of very fine sheds on their church property.- O. M. Kelsey, the live grocer, has in his corner store a new floor. - Julius Sanford has been obligedto give up work foraday or two on account of a bad cold.- Miss Carrie Wheeler has been obliged to close her school in No. 8 on account of scarlet fever. - Our veteran drayman, Charles Carvin, has been on the sick list for a day or two, something that was never known before. - Lizzie Burns, sister Grace and Miss Curtiss, of Bridgewater, called on friends in town April 21.- It is said that the station agent at Bridgewater has found a loadstone, and it is impossible for Austin to Sunday in Saline any more. - C. Reynolds leaves for Kansas' City next week, where he has secured a good job.- Otto Bliss has gone to Minneapolis, Minn. - Deputy Fish Warden Rouse has placed the required notices on the raging Saline in regard to fishing 300 feet from any dam containing a chute. - It is wondered in Saline if any of the draymen in Ann Arbor who ask for protection in their business are free traders for the country at large. Your little business is a fair and true sample of protection or free trade, unless all parties live in the city.- Miss Ula Carsonhas returned from Detroit where she bas been visiting her sister.- Dr. U. D. Billmyer, of Chattanooga, Tenn., left for home April 21. - We are happy to learn that our friend, Bert Aldrich, who left for California some weeks ago for his health, has arrived all safe, and thus far seems pleased with the country and climate. - It is surprising how many poor people there are in town about now. Cause: supervisor's annual trip. - The carpenters and painters are makng great improvements on the Gordon property.- Burt Rogers of Cleary's colege, made bis parents and old friends a visit last week.-Maher & Co. have put i couple of men on the road selling bardware, and report grand success. - John Burg and family, of Ann Arbor, were the guests of Eugene Helber and Family April 22.- Lou F. Lutz, with J. T. Jacobs, of Ann Arbor, Sundayed in ;own. - Deputy county clerk Brown Dassed through town April 22, enroute ;o Bridgewater. - M. Reynolds, on Chicago-st, is on the sick list. Salem "The School of 80 years ago," given by the Baptist society in Haywood hall, last Tuesday evening, was a grand success, the hall being crowded to overflowing. Proceeds of the evening, $31. - Mrs. D. Smith is visiting her sister, Mrs. E. Worden, of Ann Arbor.- Myron Blood has just returned from attending the funeral of his brother at Howell. - The quarterly services did not take place last Sabbath at the Lapham church, as published last week, but will be held next Saturday and Sunday.


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