I Mrs. Thomas White, near Saline, died I June 14, aged 50 years. [ Nicholson. of Ypsilanti, lias sold his ■ photographic outfit and joined Draper's I Únele Tom's Cabin combi nation, P. H. Davol, an Ypsilanti merchant, I was obliged to close his place of busiI ness last week. Detroit creditors pressed I him. Prof. Pease of the Normal school, Ypsilanti, is quite ill, it being the first ■time he had missed a day in school in ■ twenty-five years' teaching, from that I cause. I'onrtli of July in Hilan. Milán is going to paint things red on the next anniversary of the birth of this glorious republic. ín other words our sister to the south is going to indulge in the old kind of a "fourth of July." with base-ball, "hoss-trots," and a grand shake-down at the opera house in the evening. Four of the best amaI teur ball clubs in the state wijl be there and will contest for two prizes of $50 and $25 each. $100 in premiums will l also be given to the winning horses in kthe races. The ball at night will be Free for all, who pay- and there is no [ reason why everybody can't have a I good time. Chelse. Will S. Whittelsey, wife and baby, of Ypsilanti, epent Sunday with W. J. Knapp and family. - A Germán picnic at Pleasant Lake, last Sunday, afforded some of Chelsea's fast young men an opportunity to get beer and battered faces.- Rev. Dr. Holmes is on the program of the commencement exercises of the Quincy high school for an address on Thursday evening. Llke Aiitumn Leaves. So the pioneers fall. Hon. James M. K Congdon, one of the fathers of the vilf lage of Chelsea, died last Saturday , June 16, 1888, aged 83 years, 2 months, 24 days. Mr. Congdon was a native of New London county, Connecticut. and was bom March 23, 1805. He came to Michigan in 1833, and bought 300 acres of land, the eastern limit of which is now Main street in the village of Chelsea. In February, 1841, he married Mrs. Sarah Lincoln, who, with four daughters and three sons, survives him. Mr. Congdon, until disabled by age, was an active and influential man in all the business affairs of the place, and served his constituents two terms in the state legislature. In his prime he was a man of great energy, strong purposes, good I habits, and the sterling virtues so well adapted to pioneer Ufe. Though for several years he hns lived in retirement, he will be missed from the streets and families where his face and form were once so familiar. Hilan. Manchester swooped down upon Milán from the base-ball firmament, on Tuesday, p. m., and plucked six plumes from Milan's crown, but had nine quills torn from their own.- The political hat fever struck Milán hard. Nearly one hundred cream stovepipes give a weird aspect to the village. Many of the married ladies claim to experience much trouble in the identification of their dear hubbies when on the street.- A Mr. Zansley, who has several business houses through the country, opens another at Milán in a few days, occupying a part of B. F. Thomas' store.- An ex■Catholic priest has been discoureing on heresy in Milán for some time, and selling a book on the important subject. Dexter. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gregory, and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deckert have returned from a pleasure trip to Omaha and Denver.- David Waite presente a smiling face these days: his wife presented him with a daughter Sunday morning. -Prof. J. M. Schaeberle and sister, of Ann Arbor, visited Mrs. A. H. Watson, ' Wednesday.- Stephen Crane paid a short visit to his Dexter friends the flrst of the week.- The graduates of the Dexter high school this year are Misses Kate Krause, Myra Brown, and Clara Phelps.- The Catholic society will hold a picnic, July 4, n Stannard's grove. Dr. Reilly, of Detroit, will be present and givean address, also Capt. Manly, of Ann Arbor. Tpatlutl. Twenty-five tickets were sold here for the Chicago convention. Among the number were Samuel Post and son, Dr. Owen, "Jabe" Wortley, W. H. Sweet, and Hon. E. P. Alien.- Byron Edwards, of Kansas City, Mo., is visiting friends and relatives here.- Bev. Win. Galpin, " of Ann Arbor, officiated in the Episcopal pulpit, last Sunday.- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harris, of Flint, who have been visiting friends here for a week, returned home Tuesday.- Prof. Pease, who has been very Hl, is gaining health again. Prof. Hewitt has had charge of the Normal music classes. - Mrs. Catharine Hardy died last Friday after a short illness. She leaves four orphan children, the youngest thirteen vears of age.- Thirteen, seven girls and six big boys, will gradúate from the high school iomorrow evening, with the usual literary exercises.- Ex-Normalites are beginning to flock into the city.- The bac■calaureate sermón will be delivered by ZProf.Sill, next Sunday evening. Whltmore lake. Frank Rane returned from Columbus ■college, last Saturday.- Our school closes Friday, and a picnic will make that a day of merriment.- The question is, are we to have the farmers' picnic, this year, or should South Lyon be the chosen place? Now, we would really recommend the latter place, so many are the attractions ; beautiful swamps and marshes, fragrant cucumber fields, and grandest of all is the privilege of seeing the famous (?) heaps of ashes.- The class day exercises of the Ann Arbor high school were held at the ■Clifton house, yesterday.- It is probable that the eagle will ecream more cloriously here this year than ever before. At least, an effort is being made to créate an inducement for people to celébrate here. There will be grand hops at the halls on the evening of the 4th - H. C. Nickels, of Ann Arbor, Sundayed at the Lake- Nurthville school people will picnic here on Friday.- L. J. Stiles took in the excursión to Presque Isle Tuesday.- The conductors on tbe T. A. A. & Ñ. M. are talking of an excursión to Whitmore.- Mrs. Prof. Kempf, of Ann Arbor, is visiting her monther, Mrs. Weidenmann.- Mr. and Mrs. J. Greene, of Superior, and Mr. E. Curtis and wife, of Ann Arbor, visited at B. Holmes', last Saturday.