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Michigan

BRANCH COUNTY

At 4: 30 p. m. the Light Guards of Coldwater, under command of Capt. N. A. Reynolds', gave an exhibition drill on Chicago street, which was of a very fine character. At 4 o'clock, Milo D. Campbell, having charge of the same, introduced the sports, which commenced with a sack race. There were two competitors— Charles Sprague, of Coldwater, and Hersh Mosher, of Quincy. Sprague took first money. In the potato race, Sprague and Mosher were entered, as was also Giles Adams, of Gilead. The latter took first, and Sprague second money.
The foot race had three entries—Sprague, Adams, and E. S. Easton, of Union City. Easton took first, and Adams second money. The bicycle race was a very fine one. The prizes, two fine gold badges, were contested for by Messrs. C. A. Conover, I). W. Marsh, and R. W. Russell, of Coldwater, and Jacob Vannasdale, of Quincy. Mr. Conover took first and Russell second prize. The greased pig was a goer, but Prank Seabury captured him, and has a darling to fatten for winter. The greased pole was a stunner, but after an hour's hard work, and plentiful use of mud, Edward Nivison, of Quincy, got to the top and picked off a five dollar greenback.
Promptly at 5: 30 p. m. an alarm on the fire bell by Chief Firm, sent the Coldwater steam fire engine dashing westward on Chicago street from Pulton street to the well in front of the Commercial hotel, where steam quickly sent a stream of water to a long distance. This exhibition pleased the crowd immensely. Notwithstanding large numbers left for home by wagon road, and many took the trains,

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