Rev. S. H. Adams' congregation in Dexter presented him with a seal-skin cap. The house of Marvin Cooley, flve miles from Manchester, was destroyed by fire recently ; insurance in Southern Washtenaw for $1,100, which will cover the loss. When little Maude Bell was sick with scarlet fever a short time ago, she got to spelling words out of the letters composing the name of the disease, "scarlet fever," using the letters so as to make 116 separate words. - Milan Leader. The self-complacent editor of the Stockbridge Sun says : " The editor and his mustangs are said to be the handsomest panorama seen on the village streets in some time. A cyclorama is not tobe compared, and a clyclone hardly to be imagined." The Saline Observer says: "Frank Inward ate English plum pudding and cake Christmas, which had traveled 4,000 miles to reach him, having been sent by his 85-year o!d mother from London, England, in core of Mrs. C. M. King, who recently returned from there. Yysilanti masonic lodge elected the following: Worthy master, Geo. W. Alban ; senior warden, Fred W. Lamb ; junior warden, Wm. A. Moore ; senior deacon, Geo. B. Follmor ; junior deacon, Frank Deubel ; treasurer, tí. I!. Newhall ; secretary, C. D. Wilcoxson; tyler, Farmer Örêêfl. Union councll of Ypsilantt, royal atie select maeons, installed the following ofticers: Thrice illustrious master, P. W. Carpenter; deputy master, Adam S. Turnbull; principal conductor of the work, Chas. M. Norton ; treasurer Henry R. Scovill ; recorder, W. L. Pack captain of the guards, A. H. S. Curtía steward, C. F. Ashley ; sentinel, Geo W. Kishlar. Phoenix masonic lodge, of Ypsilanti elected the following officers: Worthy master, J. C. Bemiss ; senior warden Adam S. Turnbull ; juuior warden, II D. Wells; senior deacon, H. S. Curtiss junior deacon, G. J. Beniiss; treasurer Henry R. Scovill ; secretarv, P. W. Carpenter; tyler, Geo. W. Kishlar; first steward, C.C. Vroman ; second steward W. B. Eddy. A. D. Bennett, publisher of the Pinckney Despatcb, has been sued for libel. He stated last week that C. L, Cook, ol Howell, had been taken sick with smal! pox in his store. It was a grave rnistake, and Mr. Cook has sued him for $5,000, which amount he claims will recompense him for the damage to his business resultingfrom publication. - South Lyon Picket. Christmas was a happy day for our esteemed old citizen, Wm. H. Dell. His entire family of children, eight in nuinber, together with their families, gathered at the old homestead west of town, and spent the day in the most enjoyable manner. His children present were John and James of this township, David of York, Wallace of Stony Creek, Jesse of Ann Arbor, Mrs. F. Jerry of this place, Mrs. H. W. Wheeler of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Mariette Gill, who is presiding over the home of her father. - Saline Observer. The marriage of Ellis D. Walker, of Birmingham, Mich., to Miss Lillie C. Crittenden, occurred Dec. 26, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Crittenden, of Pittsfield township, the Rev. Dr. McCorkle, of Ypsilanti, former pastor of the bride and groom, officiating. Between eighiy and one hundred persons from that vicinity and from distant parts of the state gathered at the handsome home to testify their interest and friendshipfor the youug couple, by their presence and hearty words of coneratulation. Mr. Walker is principal of the Birmingham high school, and has aresidence in that town furnished and prepared for his young bride. Miss Crittenden was one of Washtenaw county's most popular young ladies. The Saline W-ll Disaster. The Saline Observer gives the following in regard to the death of Gottlieb Buehler and Jacob Kuebler in a well near Saline, announced by The Register last week: "Hose, ropes and a laige bellows were procured, the latter for the purpose of forcing air to the bottom of the well through the hose. On our arrival at the well there was a scène of wild excitement, a large number had already gathered, and the lifeless body of young Kuebler had been brought to the surface, having lodged on the curbing about thirty feet below. The body of Buehler had fallen to the bottom of the well, which was sixtytwo feet in depth, and wpb not so easily eecured, owing to the brickwork and obstructions of boards which had been put in in laying up the wall. "Grappling hooks were the only aiternative, as the gas was so dense tht a lantern would be extinguished befo o being lowered four feet from the surface, and, of course, it would have been Bure death for anyone to have attempted to descend to the body. After many unsuccessful atteinpts, a hold was secured and the body of poor Gottlieb Buehler, who but an hour before had been in full healthand in his ever jovial spirits, was brought to the surface, a lifeless, bloeding maas. Tenderly he was borne to an adjoiniog building and his bloody and dirt-bestained face carefully washed. In his fall he had evidently struck on his head, inflicting an ugly gash which laid bare the nkiill. It was thought advisable to hold an inquest, and consequenlly no further disposition of the bodies was at once made. We had witnesned eriough of the awful sight, and after learning all possible particulars from Messrs. Clough and others, we left the scène of death. "The awful story is soon told. The well was a new one and was down a depth of sixty-two feet. Work had been suspended the past week, and on the arrival of the unfortunate men yesterday they at once proceeded to enter the well. Mr. Clough suggested the lowering of a lantern as a safeguurd against the fatal gas, but they thought it unnecessary, and Buehler nimbly grasped the rope and his compunion DBgan loweriug him to what proved to be his death. When down about thirty feet Buehler cried 'whoa,' and Kuebler in leaning over saw something was wrong, as he was lodged in a sitting posture against the curbing. He at once grasped the rope and insisted on ioing down, not waiting for the precaution of having a rope attached to his body. He rea-hed Buehler and was heard to say, 'What's the matter, Gottlieh?' when he too was overeóme and dropped beside his already dead couarade. In the moment of excitement Chas. Clough also insisted on being lowered, but when down about twenty feet he called to be raised, and was brought to thesuiface just in time to prevent him too becoming a victim." Webster. Henry Scadin, who has been writing teacher in the Grand Traverse college, is home for a vacation. The Sunday school of the Congregational church elected offlcers last Sunday as follows: Superintendent, Ray McColl ; assistant superintendent, John son Backus ; secretary and treasurer, Hattie Phelps. The reading circle at its last meeting put in the following omcers for the ensuing year : President, Dorr Queal ; vice-president, Hattie Phelps ; seeretary, Jennie McColl; treasurer, Bert Kenny ; librarían, Ed. Phelps. Chelsen. Hon. A. J. Sawyer and Prof. Rogers, of Ann Arbor, spent Wednesday iceboating on Kavanaugh lake. There was a watch meeting at the Methodist chnrch, also half a dozen private watch meetings on New Year's eve. Clarence Maroney is going about this week with one side of his face inasling, said face having been badly burned on the night of the fire, There is talk of exchanging our new town hall bell for a good car Dell, aR, on the night of the fire, its aUrm could not be beard outside of the businesB portion of the village. On New Year's day Capt. E. L. Negus, axcompanied by two young ladies, while ice-boating at Kavanaugti lake, went through the ice in about five feet of water, resulting in nothing more serious than a severe ducking. About one o'clock last Friday morning, Dec. 28th, a fire was discovered in a cluster of wooden building on the west side of Main-st., and about one hundred feet south of Middle-st. The fire originated in a building owned by W. J. Knapp, Esq., part of which was occupied by Heller & Wackenhut, as a meat market, and part as a storehouse for agicultural implements, which, with most of its contents, was consumed. On the north stood Hugh Sherry's harness shop and on the south George Mast'a blacksmith shop, both of which were also consumed. The entire loss was abont $5,000, the owners, excepting George Mast, being wholly or parlially insured. The plate lass windows of H. S Holmes' dry goods store and Blaich Bros. grocery, on the opposite side of the street, also suffered severely. Hilan. D. C. Stever and wife who went to San Diego, Cal., from herea few months ago, are again Milan residents. AndrewCallii, who tookaquarter section of Dakota frigidity, smiles a sweet contented smile when he gets bis feet on Michigan soil this season of the year. A deputy sheriff1 was here last week looking after some chattels of the Ann Arbor Toofanys. Some property was found in the hands of the T. & A. A. Corbin & Randall have formed an alliance offensive and defensive and propose to do law business at Milan two davs in the week.