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Base ball fever is prevailing in Saline. The Clinton schools did not have any graduates this year. Some 300 tons of baled hay have been shipped from Clinton. There were eleven graduates in the Ypsilanti high school this year. The foundations for the nevv first ward school house in Ypsilanti have been laid. Prof. Austin Geoige, of the Ypsilanti Normal orates in Cadillac on the Fourth. Mrs. Hobart Bradford, of Plymouth died last Saturday alter a long illness. Rev. Mr. Fairfield preached his farewell sermón to the Congregational church lat Slinday. The Grass Lake school has graduated 84 students si nee its organization, twenty-one years ago. The closing exercises of St. John's school in Ypsilanti occurred Monday and Tuesday of this week. The Pinckney Dispatch editor will hereafter stop sending his paper to all who do not pay in advance. Martin Boyle feil down a cellar way in Granger's. store in Salem recently dislocatinga shoulder and hip. Charles Sassenburg died in Ypsilanti last Friday of diabetes, aged twenty-four years. He was unmarried The graduates of the Ypsilanti high school are now admitted to the Univevsity without further examination. Saline young lads have been weeding onions. The Pittsfield _pnion beds give employment to many boys. The annual Lima grange picnic was a great sucress this year. Cyrus Starks, of Webster, delivered the oration. The baby of the editor of the Stockbridge Sun has evinced such precosity that it had ivro teeth when four davs old. A Whittaker correspondent of the Ypsilanti Commercial says that the ent worm has destroyed about thirty acres of corn for him. Henry Deaul, of Riga, and Miss Johanna Üoerfler were married at the residence of the bride's mother in Sharon last Thursday. Mary, the little daughter of Albert Blumhardt, died in Manchester of intermittent fever June 15, aged 7 years 10 mohths arid 18 days. Arba Andrus, of Milan, was married to M;ss Lillie M. Bennett, of Augusta, on "Wednesday, of last week, by Rev. Jay Hiintington. Mat D. Blosser, the Manchester Enterprise, editor, was in heated Chicago last week seeing how they nomínate presidential candidates. Mrs. Marshall Sopp while going to Salem church last week feil out of her road cart owingto the stumbling of her horse and dislocated a thumb. Mrs. E. B. Benton who died June 6th, had been a resident of Lima for forty years. She survided her husband only seven months and leaves two children. The barn of John Pilbeam in Azalia was recently struck by lightning. Loss, including one horse, $700, on which there was an insurance of S500. A republican club has been organized in Saline with üeorge Burkhardt, president; C. C. King, vicepresident; R. H. Marsh, secretary; and J. A. Dunn, treasurer. Mrs. Michael Howard an aged resident of Manchester, died in that village June 15. The funeral services were held on the following Sunday. She was ninety years of age. Miss Addie Westfall died in Lima June 7, of brain fever, aged tvventyone. She was the teacher of the school at Eoger's Corners in Freedom and was very highly esteemed. Since the Chelsea council passed a new sidewalk ordinance this spring, 4,991 feet of new walks have been built. Some 3,279 feet yet remain to be built and the village will see that it is done. During the intense heat of Sunday be'bre last a camp meeting was in progress at Waltz station and so like Tophet was it in that section that six horses dropped dead on the camp meeting ground. Frank Wright, a Plymouth farmer was knocked down by a three year old colt last Sunday and dangerously injured. Had it not been for his son with a pitchlork, he might have been killed. A sons of veteran camp has been organized in Milan and named after Congressman Allen. It has twentytwo charter members. Geo. E. Hause is captain, George Whalev ist lieutenant, and A. Rich 2nd lieutenant. On July 4th, Milan will celébrate st her new driving park. Four base ball teams will compete for prizes of $50 and $25, and $100 have been of fered in premiums for three horse races. In the evening a grand ball will be held at the opera house. James A. Marks, a member of the graduating class oí the Ypsilanti Normal school, was drowned last Saturday in the Hurón river while bathing. He could not swim and got beyond his depth. His parents A'ere in Vpsilanti at the time to be present when he graduated. The editor of the Ypsilantian after stepping upon a toad in the streets of that city recently exclaims: "We doubt ïf the toad suffers more than we do when we set an incuatious foot upon him on a dark sidewalk and crush the daylights and liver out of him. We never saw such a country for toads, before. They hop clumsily under the feet of pedestrians every evening, and their collapsed and dessiceated forms may be seen on sidewalks all over town. Toads are useful before they are trodden on, butof very little use afterward. We wish they would keep off the walks