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A house is being built near Stony Creek. Chas. Younghaus, of Manchester has closed his saloon. Calvin Wheeler, of Salem, is building a new barn. The Lima school library has received some new books. The M. E. church in Chelsea ha been undergoing repairs. Sells Bros. circus vvill be in Ypsilanti, Thursday, May 24. There were nine fires in Ypsilant during the year just ended. The Enterprise wants a canning factory started in Manchester. The saw mili at Cherry HUI ha been giving employment to twelve men. Fred Jaeger has sold his grocery in Dexter and moved on his farm in Lima. The South Lyon Picket enters lts sixth year auspiciously. It is edited by a hustler. The concert given by the missionary society in Stony Creek netted $25. Pretty good. Mis. Mary Bersuder died in Bridgewater of consumption April goth, aged 28 years. Joel Powers, for fifty years a respected resident, of Augusta, is dead. He was eighty years of age. The re are 32 more resident pupils in the Manchester schools and a total of 361 students are enrolled. The Ypsilanti colored people give a leap year dance at Light Guard Hall next Thursday evening. The Peninsula Paper Co. completed a new addition to tlieir south mili ín Ypsilanti, for an engine room. A ten pound pickerel was drawil out of the Huron river at Rawsonville last week by a lucky fisherman. Michael O'Brien and Miss Mary Keough, both of Ypsilanti, were married by Rev. Fr. DeBever last Tuesday. An infant son of Fred Feldkamp, ot Sharon, was so badly scalded by a boiler of hot water tipping over that it died. The pronouncing socials have reached Ypsilanti. One was held at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Deubel last Friday evening. A cow belongine to William Storking, of Lima, had lts back broken the other day by falling through a trap door. Mrs. George McKein died in Superior, May ist, aged 91 years. The funeral services were held on Wednesday of last week. The pastor, of the Salem Baptist church found tl' at his people reniembered his birthday last week. They gave him a pleasant surprise party. Vanderbilt passed through Manchester, April 27Ü1, but the town didn't turn 'out enmasse to greet his fllthoiih he stopped for ijteen minutes. The Grass Lake News complains of its papers belng mutilated by getting under car wheels, wilt "eJ were t irown by the crane failing to catch the mail bag. Trustees Faire!, Lehn and Goodyear having rasigned their position on the eonimon council, of Manchester, a special election will be held next Monday to fill thë vacáncíes. If memorial day is celebrated in Dexter, otherwise than by merely decorating the graves, it is announced that the citizens must see to it, otherwise the Post will come to this city or go to Chelsea on that occasion. South Lyon wants a foundry now. South Lyon ahvays is wanting something. VVhat they need most of all however is a train to come to Ann Arbor in the. morning and return to South Lyon in the evening. A horse belonging to B. Blackmer, ot Ypsilanti, ran away last Thursday and feil through the bridge over the Michigan Central track, in the midst of some men at work there The horse was killed. After the Lutheran church society in Ypsilanti have completed the pargonage and school house they are now building, they may aid the mission at Whittaker in building the new church which is talked of there. The new council in Ypsilanti held its tirst meeting Monday night. Robert Hemphill was elected treasurer;J. Williard Babbitt, attorney; B.J. Sweeting, poormaster; Wm. Pattison, health orh'cer and Edward Batwell, chief of the fire department. The council was tied on the election of marshal and clerk. At the last meeting of the Grass Lake Farmers Club, Julius Hoyt read a paper on Celery Culture. He thought it best to sow in hot bed, box or open ground, transplanting in June, when about four inches high. He thought the flavor better when planted on low land. Expenses were from $150 to $175 an acre and profits from $300 to $400.