Press enter after choosing selection


Dexter image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

Mrs. C. W. Miller has been in Detroit several ciays attending to her sick sister. Mrs. J. H. Evartsslipped and feil, on the 27th inst., and bioke her leg just above the ankle. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stone, of Jackson, made a short visit here the fore part ot" this week. Mrs. Olie Vaughn has gone to Juckson to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Waldron. Mr. Homer Briggs, of Ypsilanti, with his wife and son, spent Sunday here with his venerable father, Garry Briggs. Rev. J. Claflin and Master Lutie James went to Chicago the fore part of this week and bought a bicycle apiece. JVlr. and Mrs. C. H. Easton, of Ann Arfcor, were here over Sunday last visiting the old folks, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith. We know of a female barber who says she adopted the protession because of her hatved of the male sex, as she can now pull their noses with impur.ity. Miss Rosa McGuire, of Dexter Township, died on the 2).th inst., of Measles. Her age was 16 years. Four others of her family are prostrate with thejsame disease. There is a horse in California that cannot be caught, in the field, except by a woman. We can beíieve it, af ter seeing so rfiuch of her superior power in capturing mules. There is a young lady schoolteachei in this vicinity who gets free board on account of the effect her piano playing has on vermin. Rats and inice will not stay ón the premises. Mr. J. H. Parks, a long time resident here, has made Port Huron his future home. Dexter could not give scope to his energetic prochvij tics. He will now engage largely in the fattening swine business. A wcuk's vacation of the High School gives the young folks an opportunity of enjoying themselves. , Miss Nellie A. Keal has availed herself of this privilege )by spending i a week with her young friends at Aibion, Mich. Whiskey has been recommended i as a remedy for rheumatism, with i the assurance that it will give relief if" it does not cure. We do not doubt it, for we have tried it. We did not feel the because we were unconscious of everything. W. C. Clark has leased, for his future residence, a house owned by Mrs. Augusta Raywalt, on Ann Arbor street. Mrs. Raywalt with her characteristic energy and ingenuity, is metaphosing her "bain into a tasty and commodious dwelling. A chin ho'der, for violin players, has been invented for covenience in holding that instrument when used. We know of several husbands who will pay a liberal royalty for the use of the machine, provided that it ib adaptable to their wives lower jaws. The poultry business has become quite an enterprise in Dexter, and not the least araong that class of speculators is C. VV. Miller, and all who wish to engage in the raising of improved breeds of hens will do well to cali on him. He has very fine Wyandottes, Light Brahmas, Langshangs and Partridge Cochins; all good winter layéis, and of a size profitable for the table. The Baptist social at the house of Mis. E. K. Taylor on the evening of the 2ist inst, was well attended and the exercises were very entertaining. According to the program me, the women were to do some carpenter's work, such as sawing lumber, driving nails, boring holes in timber, etc, and the men were to wash dishes and perform other kitchen duties. The women succeeded admirably but the men were a failure. Fred Mosser has sold his farm, and has gone to Detroit to live. We are sorry to part with Fred, and Dexter can ill afford to lose prominent sitizens. But what is one munity's loss is anotrer's gain. By such circumstances, places that need all the enterprise they possess, are admonished of the truth of that part of the Scriptures that says, "To him that hath shall be given, but from him who hath not shall be taken, tven that he hath." We do not knovv the motive of the Dexter Leader in the insertion of an extract of our item on eavesdropping in the Argus of the i6th, but we will here remind him ot an old and true adage that may be he has never read or heard, and that is "That a little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men." The epithets used in the article referred to,were,vve confess, somewhat uncouth, and may, by the intensely fastidious, be pronounced in bad taste, but we believe in the adoption of means that will justify ends. The York democrats have nominated and should triumphantly elect the following ticket: Supervisor, Alfred Davenport; clerk, John M. Clark; treasurer, Gilmore C. Townsend; justice of the peace, David W. Hitchcock; highway commissioner, O. VV. '5angree;drain commissioner, Chas. II. McMullen; school inspector, George E. Sanford. The licans at their caucus nominated George F. Richards for supervisor; Alfred E. Putman, clerk; E. B. Ford, treasurer, Frank Trussell, justice of the peace; Wyles Dexter, highvvay commissioner; J. D. Forsyth, drain commissioner and. John Cook, school inspector. Ihis mundane sphere is cumbered with a tew of the species of the genus homo, whose propensity for redicule and other annoyances predominates to the extent of rendering themselves egregiously obnoxious. Occasional relaxation from the ordinary routine of essential vocations is not only permissible but highlv beneficial, as it enables the system to recupérate from the strain of the assiduous performances of diurnally recurring duties, but to be continua lly perplexed by the perpetual buffoonery of the beings above referred to is too intolerable to be submitted to with the least degree of complacency. This state of things is directly attributablc to idleness, induced by disinclination to seek employment, and an innate aversión to industrious pursuits generally. From such degenerate specimens of creation we pray the Lord to deliyer us.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News