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Henry Brinkman, of Salem, has a new bain. Gus Weiss, öf Freedom, lias built a good sized bain. Pleasant lake i getting to be quite a slimmer resort. The Ypsilanti dry good stores now close at six o'clock. Henry Brinkman, of Saline, is building a good sized barn. Several colts in Saline have been injured by barbed vvire fences. The Grass Lake farmer's club will hold their annual picnic in July. The Bridgewater literary society has held its picnic at Sand Lake. Union services are being held m the Ypsilanti chinches Sunday evening. Up to last Friday 35,000 pounds of wool had been marketed in Grass Lake. A tree in front of M. Craine's residence in Ypsilanti, was struck by lightning during a recent storm. Nate Schmid, of Manchester, will have a riñe new cottage at Sand Lake this summer. Clinton Fisk, the prohibition candidate for president, lived in Clinton for a number of years. ïhere have been three normal siudents, since the foundation of the normal school, drovvned in the Huron river. The Manchester saloon keepers have been notified by postal cards to remove their curtains and screens. There were 115 graduates of the Ypsilanti Normal School last week, the largest graduating class in its history. Amariah Hitchcock, of Sharon, is building a 30XS0 foot barn with a basement under the whole of the building. The Presbyterian and Methodist Sunday Schools in South Lyon held a unión picnic on Island lake, Wednesday. ♦ A Cleveland and Thurman club has been organized at Stockbridge with a good membership. J. K. Stanley is president. George Eussel, of Willis, gathered soiiie poison ivy tor bitter sweet recently and several who handled it were badlv noisoned. Gus Weisinger, of Saline, attempted to hold a fiery horse by the mane and was thrown against a barn, badly injuring an arm. W e woulci be glad to add correspondents to our list from every town in the county. Who will write us from the towns not now represented r The Methodists at Salem Station will also buikfa new church. The good people of Salem will have fine church edifices in which to worship. Prof. Loomis, of Northville, a gradúate of Albion college, has been engaged as superintendent of the Manchester schools at a salary of $900. Prof. J. II, Shepherd, of the Ypsilanti Normal was married to Miss Clara Durand, in Ypsüanti, last Thursday evening. by Rev. J. H. Hopkins. The officers elect of Saline lodge, Xo. 272, I. O. ü. F., are as follows f. G. Ehnis, N. G.; W. H. Smith, V. G.; O. E. Hawkins, secretary and J. H. Fish, treasurer. The farmers picnic ouglit to be held at Whitmore Lake again this year. 1 1 the board of directors undertake to chánge the place of holdino- it thev will rind thev have made a H. Forcé, a oocl mechanic and resident of South Lyon, has been arrested on the charge of arson, the claim being made tJiat he was the incendiary wno started the recent fires in South Lyon. The South Lyon people have come to feel such terror at the thought of fire that the Picket proposes to organize a vigilance committee. boes the Picket want a linching bee to follow. We understand that John Koch intends to lay out a highway from the main road running south of the village, running between the brewery and bottling works, around the hill and connecting with the road again. - Manchester Enterprise. The !NorthfieId democratie caucus was held Saturday evening. T. D. Kearney being chairman and Thos. Wall, secretary. The following were elected delegates to the county convention, John Kyan, Thoma Wall, Micbael Dufiy'and Anthony Burke, Jr. A Clevel.ind and Thurman clul was organized in Saline last week which will be heard from during the campaign. David Sears was electec president; A. J. Warren, secretary John Gillen, treasurer, and E. W W allace, J. Manly Youne and Ed ward Depuy, executive committee. The Chelsea board of education has very properly retained principa Loomis for another year at an in creased salary. His annual repor showed a thorough comprehensioi oftheneeds ot the school, and o the proper method of obtaining bet ter results from less years ot study Schmid & Httlbert have bought about 20,000 pounds of wool this season, the highest price paid being 22 cents. Freeman & Burtless have bought about 25,000 póunds, paying aboVt the same price, and ït is thought that our dealers have secured their share of this year's clip thus far. Saturday will be the delivery day. - Manchester Enterprise . Dundee had a 15,000 fire last Thursday, which would have been prevented had the village had ány tire engine. It was incendiary in its origin. The Johnson block was destroyed. Loss $7,000, no insurance. " The dry goods stock of the heirs of Mrs. E. C. Kenyon was destroyed. Loss 7,000; no insur anee. The grocery stock of L. L. Flint was also destroyed. Loss $1200; insured, 1,000. The valise that was found and left at this office was claimed by Rev. Frank Arnold. lle had brought it out of his house and set it down in the street, and went for his horse and buggy preparatory to starting away, and was much astonished at the disappearance of the bag. The finder supposed it had been dropped from a wagon, and brought it into tovvn and advertised it, by which means Mr. A. recovered it. - Ypsilantian. The closing exercises of St. John's school,in Ypsilanti, last week, proved very interesting. Miss Mary Ryan read a well written salutatory and validictory. Miss Nellie Cross recited "Sockery's Experience." Miss Nellie Connor recited "His Face was stern and wild." On Mondav, he drama of "Peasant Queen" was given and on Tuesday, "ErnsclifF iall." Music for both evenings was urnished bv Misses O'Brien, nor, Geogham, Ryan, Collins, Nanry nd Andette. On Tuesday, the primary girls recited the Grammar Class, Miss G. Cross, "Poor Polly", Miss Kate O'Brien, "Schneiders romatoes" and Misses Neat, Torninson, Collins and Stone recited 'Impsof the Trunk." Another of Milan's pioneers pased away to settle in a new country Monday afternoon. It was Mr. rïarry Campbell, aged S5 years. Mr. Campbell settled 011 his farm one mile south of the village lipiits [O years ago, in the time of vvolves, Dears, and other wild animáis. His wife died a number of years ago, and for the past few years he has nade his home with his son Samuel, a mile west of ihe depot. He leaves one other son, James, ot CampbelPs corners, Ogemaw coimty, and a daughter, besides grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Pesidence of Samuel Campbell on Wednesday and his remains were buiied in the Rice cemetery. - Milán Leader. Thirteen old men, Uncle Thomas Spafard's old fnends, gave him a surprise last Thursday, June 21. Five of the men were over So, and Uncle Thomas said it was remarkable that since their first meeting, tvvo years ago, at Harvey Squiers', 110 one of their number had died. When Mr. Frank Spafard fouhd that his house was besieged, he carne from the lot, and the teams were soon stowed away in the large, commodious barns. Aftei refreshments, anti by the way, did you know that it takes an artist to set a table as well as Mrs. Frank Spafard? Frank proposed that the company should all be weighed, and it was jolly to see 14 old men 011 the hay scales askfng the machine how heavy a load it had on. It did not complain, however, of the whole weight, which was 21 12 pounds. - Manchester Enterprise. From the annual report of D. J. Loomis, the principal,to the board of education, we find that the Chelsea high school, during the year just ended, enrolled 406 of whom 201 were uoys and 205 girls. The average number enrolled was 312. The total number enrolled in the high school was 77, in the grammar school, 1 1 1 and in the primary school, 218. The average age of the graduating class in the high school was 18 years, promoted from the grammar school 15 and those promoted from the primary school to the grammar school, 10. 9 years. There were 29 non-resident pupils enrolled in the high school and S in the grammar school. The high school course covers topics sufficientlv extended to enable the diligent pupil to enter the University. The principal recommends kindergarten work in the primary department. Quite a little excitement was occasioned on board the late train from Detroit, Monday night. A gang of sharpers mannged to steal $25 from a fellow passenger; the fellow pfisienger kicked, the car doors were locked and the matter settled by the sharper returning $ (5 of the stolen money. It si-ems that one of the gang went and sat down in the seat with the victim and engaged him in conversation, when another of the gang came up and wanted small bilis for larger ones; the victim pulled out of his pocket $25 in fives, which sharper io. 2 took and walked out of the car without giving his large bilis in return; the victim's seatmate quieted him for a time by telling him to let him go, they would fix him: this kind of taffy did not last long before the unhappy victim êonsiderecl liim an accompljce, Heniie the kick and the settlement. - Mil. in Leader.


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