Chelsea hasseven grocery stores. Chicleen cholera has made its appearance in Shaion. J. L. McCormick, of Salem, had ;i horse killed by lightning recently. Rumor has it, that Whitmore lake will soon have a new steamer. Chas. Alban, of Augusta, reports a yield of fifty bushels of oats to the acre. John Skidmore, of Wateiloo had twenty-six sheep killed by lightning week before last. Harry, aiv infant son' of Frank jpjcomb, bf York, died August 4, áfter a "brief illness. The Ypsilanti light guarda cel3brated their sixteenth anniversary last Monday evening. A three year old colt belonging to Farnsby Homer, of Willis, was killed by lightning last week. jH. C. Packard's barri in Salem Wás fecently struck by lightning, but luckily it was not burned. Bessie, the infant daughter of A. A. Graves, of Ypsilanti, died of cholera infantum, August 5. Lightning struck a cow and buil belonging to Will Dow near Clinton, during a recent thunder storm. Airs. Anna S. Thorp died in Moorevillc, August 6th, after a lingermg illness, aged fifty-six years. The Baptist and M. E. Sunday schools, of Ypsilanti, gave a largely attended excursión to Detroit Wednesday. Charles Henry, of York township, had 750 bushels of wheat from 27 acres, an average of nearly 28 bushels to the acre. Saline seems to be of the opinión that but few villages in the country can beat it in the number of society organizations. It has fourteen. Elbert Hardy, of near Oakville, had a barn destroyed by lightning, Friday, August 3. Loss $1400; insured for $675 in the Washtenaw Mutual. Lightning a week ago last Saturday struck the house of N. G. Fowler and W. H. Davenport, ot Saline, but did no very great amount of damage. Ezra Sandford, of Saline, has a cabbage, the leaves of which after it had been set out five weeks, measured 51 inches across. It was grown on swamp land. James Spears, who lives near Pinckney had three cows who had an inordinate appetite for green buckwheat. The cows are no more ; the buckwheat killed them. The Manchester base ball nine defeated the Tecumseh nine last Friday by a score of 10 to 7. Batteries - Manchester, Girardin and Scofield ; Tecumseh, Stickney and Dickson. Lightning consumed a shock of oats íor William Ewing, who resides near Stony Creek during the storm of two weeks ago. The oats were smutty enough after the storm. The voters of the county will possibly be pleased to learn that Editor Smith of the Milán Leader has decided not to take the stump this fall If he did, he might make Rome howl. Fire destroyed the dweiling heuse and store of David P. Russell, of Eatons Mills, 011 Sunday of last week. The loss was quite heavy and will not be covered by his $2'. 00 insurance. The Michigan Synod oí the German Lutheran church began its annual session in Saline this' week. A number of the ministers and delegates from the various churches of the Synod were present. The Ypsilanti Commercial has a republican correspondent who filis up his column with republican editorials, squibs-a-la-Courier. BeHer put a muzzle on that fellow until he gets a better teacher. The fïrm of McAdam & Mensing, of Clinton has cometo an untimely end. The junior partner took charge of the stock but did not have possession long before the creditors took possession. The failure was caused by a lack of sufficient capital. Miss May Webster, who intermarried with Frank P. Webster at Saline, Washtenaw county in 1860, has riled her petition at Jackson for a divorce. She alleges that since 1SS2 he has contributed nothing toward her support. - Grass Lake News. The annual Bridgewater farmers' picnic is held tomorrow in F. M. Palmer's grove. This is always a very enjoyable occasion. It was at first intended to have a political discussion, but this will not materialice and the picnic will continue one of social festivities and interchange of pleasant greetings. Misses Fredericka Josehans, of Mooreville and Augusta and Hannah Hiltner, of Detroit, were thrown out of their carriage and down an embankment near Saline by their horse becoming frightened. They sustained bad bruises and one of a them a dislocated elbow, but were not seriously injured. A wandering tooth-jerker made a raid on Grass Lake last Saturday and gave proprietors Jof old snags and decayed ivory the benefit of his skill without chavginL him a cent. He pulled about halt' a bubbel of superannuated teeth, and at the same time sokl patent specifics tor all the ills flesh is heir to. A colored j triloquist was a concomitant of the show.- -Grass Lake News. T. B. Moon has a flve-year-old Jersey cow that is peculiar. The other day she shed one of her horns, leav'iig in its place a smaller, better shaped and glossy horn that had apparently grovvn up within the old one. Here, in these parts, it is unusual for cows to shed their horns unless assisted by the hired man wjth a club, or a heavy milking stool. Mr., Moon says he would as soon espect to see a man shed his kiiee pans.-Denton correspondent Ypsilantiaii. Frank Cook, who ís now working the east part of the ElBridge Cooper farm, tvvo miles south-east of Chelsea, lost a valuable mare last week. She got out of the pasture while her mate was away, and started for her forraer home at Leroy, Ingham county, but finding the gate open into Dr. Gates marsh she got into a large ditch from which she could not extncate herself. She was found by mere accident after struggling about twenty-tour hours. Help was at hand but she died of exhaustion before she could be got out. Mr. Cook is a young man just making a start in life, and this is a hard blow.- -Chelsea Herald.