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Whittaker has lost its shoe maker. The mumps are going the rounds in Manchester. A county teachers examination is held in Ypsilanti to-daj. A church social is held at Milton Field's at Whitmore Lake this evening. A parsonage will be built by the German Lutheran church of Ypsilanti. E. W. Cushman, of Manchester township, will erect a fine new brick house. Measles still hold the fort in the vicinity of Nora. So does a literary society. Thos. Birkett, of Dexter township, will set out three-hundrer) more peach trees. There were twenty-one confirmcd v a the Manchester Lutheran church la t Sunday. Ainsworth & Co., of Ypsilanti, are rebuilding their storage rooms burned last fall. The Manchester cornet band' gives a mask ball in Goodyeai's hall next Monday evening. Mrs. Frank Fletcher died in Ypsilanti township, of cáncer, March 15, aged fifty years. Steward Downey, a colored, man and ex-slave, died in Ypsilanti March 16, aged 90 years. South Lyon offers $2,000 bonus to any responsible party who will erect a 200 barrel mili there. George W. Merrit died in Ypsilanti, March 16, aged 48 years. He was a veteran oí the civil war. The democrats, of Saline township, hold thcir caucus to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock in Wallace's hall. Lewis Barth and Miss Catherine Kneff, both of Sylvan, were married Tuesday by Eev. Gottleib Robertus. Ypsilanti is about to embark in the silk industry. They hope to induce a Maine company to lócate there. Mrs, C. M. Wood, of Pinckney, ñas a cana niv, wnicn measures twenty-five and a half niches in circumference. The Dundee Reporter wants the council of that village awarded a leather medal. No doubt they deserve it. Aaron W. Luckhard and Aliss Rose Lindemann,both of Lodi,were married last Thursday in Saline by Rév. Fr. Lederen Mrs. Julia M. Goodwin died in Ypsilanti, March 21, aged 59 vears. She had been a resident of the county over forty years. The Manchester Athletic Club has organized for the season with Ira K. Fox manager and F red O. Marty, secretary and treasurer. The new church seat company m öoutn iyon is already employing sixteen men. They are getting out lumber to build the new factory. Leibert Newton, Superior, took a Denion girl as his wife last week. The bride was Miss Allie V. Palmer and tlie officiating clergyman, Rev. J. A. Lowry. William L. Marquardt, voung lawyer of Mt. Cle nens, was married to Miss Lucy Siegmund, of Ypsilanti, on Wednesday of last week by Rev. James L. Cheney. The barn and stock of C. Stearle, of Augusta, burned last week, including a span of horses, three cows and two young cattle. He was partially insured. Rev. S. Klingman solemnized a wedding n Freedom last Thursday. Miss Betha Huss, daughter of the late George Huss, was married to Jacob Schairer, of Scio. Mr. John Geddes celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday by walking three miles into Ypsilanti. He is one of the oldest pioneers in the county having come here in 1824. The Dexter Leader, after quoting a maiden's description of a kiss from an exchange, credits its devil with the exclamation, "wish it had been me who kissed that maiden fair." Come, own up, Alien, didn't you credit your own exclamation to your devil. The snow which fell on the platform scales, of C. W. Case in Manchester, covering a space 8 by 14 feet, according to the Manchester Enterprise, weighed 390 pounds, which causes Blosser to estímate the weight of the snow on a square mile at ioo,7SS,ooo pounds. Miss Emma Ambrose, a returned missionary from Burman, who formerly resided in Sharon, delivered an interesting lecture on her work ín Burmah in the Manchester Baptist church last Sunday. The voters of Northfield will vote upon the question of expending $700 for a town hall as near the center of the town as possible. The spring election will be held at Whitmore Lake. The town at present has no hall and the lïght for one promises to be a warm one. If you have a farm to sell, a horse, a cow; or wish to buy a farm, a horse or anything other farmers have to sell, just drop us a postal card, telling us what it is. We will insert the advertisement for three weeks in our want column without lt cos'ing you a cent. If you send it to us before our next paper. After that date the charge will be twenty-five cents for three weeks. William Read, who died suddenly of heart disease in Green Oak, March 21, settled in Pittsfield in 1S52, and the remains of one of his sons who was killed while serving his country are buried in the cemetery in this city. Mr. Read was born in England seventy-nine years ago. He died at five o'clock in the morning without a struggle, his wife being awakened by the death rattle n his throat. The democrats, of Northfield township, on Monday, renominated P. S. Purtell for supervisor. The rest of the ticket is as follows;Clerk, Thomas Wall; treasurer, William Otto; highway commissioner, James Maroney ; school inspector, Anthony Burg; drain commissioner, Anson Wheeler; constables, George Darkins, John Heinzman, Patrick Leonard, James McCue. The democrats, of Northfield ought not to have any trouble in electing this ticket. There is said to be a "citizens" ticket in the field headed by W. G. McCormick. The Union Labor party, of Scio, held a township caucus in Dexter last Saturday, at which George A. Peters was nominated for Supervisor. The cali gives silver coinage as the means of raising the price of wheat to $i a bushei and the appeal for support reads as follows: "All farmers and others who are in favor of peaceably changing the laws by the ballot, so as to advance wheat to $ior more a bushel, and all other farm products in that proportion, by the free coinage of silver at it its present value, are invited to unite with us and nomínate a ticket that should win, if we farmers will stand by our own interests as the banker does his." Says the Pinckney Dispatch, in describing a snap game as old as the hills. "On Thursday about eleven o'clock a fine team, and three men drove up to our hotel and ordered their team put in the barn, and then they registered their names lor dinner. After they had been served to a fine meal by landlord Graham, their team was ordered to be hitched to the buggy, and two of them occupied the vehicle and paraded Main street, one driving and the other trying to get a crowd together on some corner, so that he could show them "something they never saw before," as he called it. In a little time a small crowd was gathered and he began giving a lecture on some kind of medicine, and trying to sell it. We are very sorry to say that the "stickers" are not all dead in this place, and therefore he made sales quite rapidly. After he had sold about $25 or $30 worth of his stufT, he wanted all of his class (suckers) to form in a line, and he would show the people of Pinckney "something they never saw before," the driver then started and drove up and down the, street onte or twice, and then away they went for parts unknown, leaving the class standing in a line so that the people could see "something they never saw before." The amount he caried away was about $25. This town is not left alone in its sufTering for about six o'clock a telephone message was received from Dexter stating that they had duped that place out of about $30."