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Sx deaths at Stockbidge in week recently. The Stockbridge fair wiU be held Uct. 1, 2 and 3. The Presbyterian church at Milan is being repainted. Camp üfe is drawing to a close at Cavanaugh Lake. Tne circuit court for Oakland county begins Sept. 16. Pinckney scores 10 births againüt 15 deaths for last year. Another trotting matinee is to be held at Chelsea next Saturday. The booth privileges of the Ypsilanti fair are to sold at auction Sept. 24. Rev. Jay Huntingtun conducted the union services at Milan last week. An interesting Bunday school convention was held at Hamburgon Aug. 26. The Toledo & Ann ArboJ raüroad are lengthening their tunnel at Howell 200 feet. Dexteris to have another saloon to help the citizens pull through the dry Bpefl. The new creamery building at Salem is well under way and will be in shape soon. The Oakland county fair will be held at Pontiac the first four days in October. The harvest bas commenced at South Lyon. Half a erop is all that is expected. Dr. W. K. Rainey, who died recently at Birmingham, was formeily a popular Pinckney dentist. Bishop Foley was royally entertained by the members of St. Mary's pansh, Pinckney, Aug. 26. Rev. D. P. Breed, a former Ypsilantian, has accepted a cali to preach at Michigan City, Ind. Valentine Bros. shipped four carloads of sheep from Whitmore Lake to Delatan . Ohio, last week. The South Lyon band has been engaged to furnish the wind and noise for theBrighton fair. Milton Clark of Milan, is nursing a sore hand which was smashed at Hayden's factory last week. A Urania farmer has lost a valuable cow by becoming entangled in a rope and falling into a creek. Senator Ball, the popular acting lieut. governor of Michigan, starts this week for a pleasure trip to California. Geo. D. Crippen of Superior has gone to Stambaugh, Iron county, to take charge of the schools at that place. The engine house at Chelsea is to be repaired and overhauled. A ten-barrel tank is to be placed in tbe second O'The Detroit patrol wagon is now drawn by a fine team of gray horses recently purchased of J. Kinney of Brighton. Judge Babbitt has decided that Wm. Kensler of Manchester ia insane and he was taken to the insane aeylum last week. The wind will be shut out of the Manchester school-house this winter, weather strips having been put on the doors. The Methodist Sunday school of South Lyon are to enjoy the sand-flies and dust at Island Lake next Saturday. Edward W. Peck, one of the old pioceers of Oakland County Pioneer Society for many years, died at Pontiac, Aug. 25. The Riggs family are prolific. At a family reunión at Belleville recently ]05 of the direct descendants were present. Geo. H. Kempf of Chelsea wants to be a bicyclist but doesn't dare to tackle a high wheel, so he has bought a " safety." Walter S. Palmer of Napoleon, Mich., has been chosen by the Ypsilanti Board of Education asa teacher in the high school. The editor of the Saline Observer wants too much. Not satisfied with an heiress, he comes out this week with a prayer for rain. The sum of $8,200 was asked of the tax payers of Ypsilanti at the meeting on Monday, to be used in running the schools this year. According to the erop report Jackson has the smallest aerage yield of wheat of any of the southern counties, being less than 11 bushels. There is some talk of opening a "Patrons of Industry " store at Milan, and the Leader draws the line on this class of business enterprise. Mrs. M. E. Clark of Brighton has just celebrated her 84th birthday. The combined ages of ten ladies present amounted to 720 years, Ypsilanti has secured the meet of the Michigan L. A. W., and the wheelmen from all parts of the state will gather in the Greek city Sept. 20. The South Lyon Picket commenced the cash in advance system Monday. It will cost money to read the best paper in Oakland county after this. Instead of calling it a church social the Milanites speak of a " moonlight picnic." But look out for it: It's the game delusion under another name. G. W. Begole, superintendent of the Milan Agricultural Works, was Btruck in the eye by a piece of flying steel last week. and the ontic was iniured but not seriously. Thos. Birkett has removed the machinery from the oíd Peninsular milis near Dexter. He will take the machinery to Petoskey and open a new mili there. C. B. Warrick of Augusta strolled down to Newark, N. J.,a short time ago, and when he returned he was accompanied by a bride, who was formerly Mrs. Mira E. Williams. Pinckney is bound to have Cre protection - sometime. A committee, ccnsisting of two members of the council and one business man, has been appointed to investígate the cost, etc. Reuben Wolf, who lives four miles and a half from Manchester, lost his barn and contents by fire last week. The insurance was carried in the Washtenaw Mutual and Wolf already has the money. Our farmer friends should he preparing to inake exhibits at the Washtenaw county fair. A hearty co-operation of all classes will ensure one of the best fairs in the history of the Bociety. James VanAtta and Klam Worden spent a couple of weeks at Silver Lake rentlv Diirini? the time they caught 50 pickerel, 30 black bass, and so many smaller fish that they couldn't keep track of them. The Ypsilanti papers are having a hard time explaining to the citizens why the water works cannot be built forthe original appropriation. That's easy enough. It is no easy matter to buy 125,000 gold dollars for $75,000. The snide-jewelry fakir, who was at Ann Arbor recently, was no respecter of persons and showed no partiality between the towns of this vicinity, judging from the howl of indignation that arose from our exchanges last week. The water in the river bas been so low at Ypsilanti that the suction pipe connected with the boiler which runs the electric lights would not reach the water. As a consequence Ypsilanti was left in darkness several times last week. Parties from Pinckney have been sounding the chain of lakes in the northwestern part of the eounty. Pertage is the deepest lake, the greatest depth being 85 feet and the average ing aDOUt uu ieei. ine average ui me other lakes is from 40 to 60 feet. The Northville Record makes mention of the fact that Bro.Chilson of theSouth Lyon Picket has recently taken unto himself a wife. As Bro. Chilson already has a wife and child on his hands it may be well for him to rise and explain what he wants with another one. The following officers of the Milan Agricultural Works have been elected for the ensuing year. C. H. Wilson, president; J. W. Blakeslee, vice-president ; O. A. Kelley, treasurer. The works are in a prosperousconditionand started up last week after a two weeks' lay-off. A fatal case of "didn't know it was loaded " happened at Milan last week, by which Lewis Earle of Manchester lost his life. He was visiting his aunt, and was fooling with his cousin, Lewis Blinn, when he suddenly threw up his hands and said "I'm shot." On examination it was found that aball had passed through his abdomen, and he died Thursday morning. A number of gentlemen from surrounding towns who are enthusiastic over establishing a summer resort at the lakes are discussing the feasibility of erecting an hotal on Portage and by dredging the river between the other laken open communication between the resort and Grand Trunk Junction with a small steamer. Considerable ruoney would be expended in beautifying the route and every effort made to make the resort what it should be, one of the leading in Michigan. Nothing definite has been done as yet, but the men have money and if they decide to embark in the enterprise will not spare expense. - Dexter Leader. Sorne of our readers, especially the old inhabitants of Bridgewater, will remember Miss Abi Elizabeth Hillock, who taught school at the Center, many years ago, and moved wiih her mother and family, to Webster City, Iowa, in 1858. She was born in Tecumseh, ws b an excellent teacher and kind hearted, christian woman. She was principal of the schools of Webster City, and being thorough with latin and german languages, taught in Chicago, St. Louis, etc, commanding high salaries. She was the author of an excellent book, " 2S"ed Milborn's Mission" which is published by the Lathrops, and had another nearly completed, which she was obliged, on account of poor health, to lay aside. After many months of suffering from a pulmonary disease, she died Aug. 15th., surrounded by kindred and sympathizing friends. Her brother, Humphrey and family and her sister, Mrs. Belle Montzheimer and Mrs. Frank Estes, all of Webster City, and niece of Newark, Ohio. attended the funeral.- Manchester Enterprise. Dexter. Ellen Alley's new house bids fair to be the handsomest in town. Prof. Waller has been called to his old home in Ohio by the sickness of his father. The basement iloors around the furnaces in the school house have been neatly repaired by Smith Tuttle of Ypsilanti. Howard Stanard and "Sliv" Thompson, of the Leader, have been making things lively and pleasant at Portage the past week. Although Dr. S. H. Adanis lias been somewhat weakened physically by his recent illness, his friends will be glad to know that he is still a giant intellectually Webster. Rev. Wm. Galpin of Ann Arbor visited friends in Webster Saturday. Yeijero Uno, Ph. ü., U. of M. '89, was the guest of J. G. McColl last week. Ada Latson, who has been very sick at Genoa, carne home to improve her health. Misa Jessie Williams started last week to take charge of her school at Mt. Pleasant. Rev. Mr. Lincoln and family have pulled up stakes atStrawberry lake and are home again. Supreintendent Kellogg, of the Wyandotte 'high school, accompanied by his wife, are the guests of Mr. Lataon.


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