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City And County

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
April
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Prof. M. E. Cooley was in Kalamazoo, Saturday. Thereistalk of starting the Mooreville creamery again. George Hazelwood has a telephone in his wood office. John Sanders, an aged resident of Ypsilanti, died last Friday. Miss Ruth Durheim, of the Vermillion, Ohio, schools, is visiting at home. Prof D'Ooge occupied the pulpit of the Ypsilanti Congregational church, Sunday. There will be a social at the Presbyterian church Thursday evening. All are invited. Mayor Manly goes to Grand Rapids fo assume his duties as commandant, to-day. Michael Brenner left Friday for Minneapolis, where he will sell harvesting machines. The annual meeting of the First Baptist church society was held at the church parlors, last evening. Mr. and Mrs. David Malloy have returned from Grand Rapids and Mr. Malloy will openaharness shop here. John Warden had a finger cut off, Thursday, while showing the working of a machine in his shop in Ypsilanti. Slips carne into general use in some of the townships yesterday, judging from the number printed in this office. A hundred-foot-wide boulevard will be one of the attractions of the College Hill addition to the city made by Corliss and McLaughlin. Adjutant W. E. Walker is building a steam yacht to place on Reed Lake, near Grand Rapids, while he is employed in the Soldiers' Home. City Marshall Murray is vainly endeavoring to ward off an attack of the grippe. He manages to put in an appearance on the streets as usual, however. The editor of the Argus has the grippe, at least we judge so from an item in his Tuesday's issue. - Saline Observer. Right you were, when your item was written. ' The condition of Mr. Sam Blitz is so much improved that he is able to be dovn stairs again. It will be several weeks, however, before he will be able to attend to business affairs. L. Gruner, treasurer of the school board reports that the tuition fees of the present year will be in excess of the receipts of any time previous. They will probably aggregate $7,500 or?8,ooo. Any ladies desiring to learn more about the Cooking School to be held at Hobart hall next month, can obtain information by applying to Mrs. George S. Morris or Miss Clements, South State St. The work of placing the new glass frontín Bach, Abel & Co. 's store is progressing rapidly, and when it is compieted the store will be one of the finest placee of business in the city Zukey Lake is about to receive a consignment of 250,000 lake trout. Charles Hiscock, of the Keystone Boating and Fishing Club has received notice from the U. S. Fish Commissioner of their shipment, and it is expected that they will arrive sometime to-day. The social and supper given by the ladies of the First Baptist church last Friday evening, was a pronounced success notwithstanding the unpleasantness of the weather. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by those present and the coffers of the society were enriched accordingly. Jacob Polhemus' livery business passed entirely into the hands of his grandson, Joseph Polhemus, the well-known mail carrier, yesterday. The new proprietor has a large acquaintance in the city and with his long experience in the business, he cannot help but make his new enterprise successful. Captain Manly, the new commadant of the soldiers' home at Grand Rapids, returned home from his new charge last Saturday. He has received a letter frnm the Rev. Charles N. Carrick, of West Branch, an old army comrade, applying for the chaplaincy of the home. Captain Manly has only seen his friend once since the close of the war. The work of placing electric lights in the offices of the court house is progressing rapidly and it is expected that before the end of the week the current can be turned on. The new will prove a great improvement over the old sys-' tem and the occupants of the various offices are awaiting the change with a great amount of satisfaction. On to-morrow, Wednesday morning, at 9 o'clock, a high mass for the dead will be said in St. Patrick's church, Northfield, for the recently deceased Mrs. James McKernan. The body has been in the vault at the church cemetery for thé past month, and will be consigned to mother earth after final services. Friends desirous, are kindly invited to be present at the interment. Thayer Street has been greatly improved by the board of public works during the past few weeks, by the construction of a number of cross walks at the intersection of the cross streets. Thayer street has been one of the worst streets of the city in respect to-street crossings and the improvement will be viewed with a great deal of satisfaction by property owners in that part of the city. George J. Nissly has sold his half interest in the Saline Observer to his partner, A. J. Warren. Mr. Nissly is one of the brightest of newspaper men, and we regret to lose him from the ranks. pis partner, Mr. Warren, has proven a good newspaperman,and he hasour heartiest wishes for his success. The Observer under their management has been one of the best conducted papers in the county. Daniel O'Keefe, the republican candidate for city clerk,'came uncomfortably near being unable to run for office yesterday. Last Saturday morning while trying to get in his buggy on Main street, his horse became frightened at some passing object, and plunging forward, threw Mr. O'Keefe violently to theground. The horse ran for a short distance, but was captured after doing no further injury than breaking the dashboard. The A. A. & Y. street railway will soon experience another change. At the last meeting of the directors it was decided to straighten the road somewhat at the Ypsilanti end of the line and thus leave the middle road clear. At present, persons coming into Ypsilanti on any of the roads from Ann Arbor are liable to intercept the trains and it is thought the slight change will do away with accidents and at the same time make the middle road more acceptable for general use. Another real estáte boom is about to be instituted in Ann Arbor. James Bach, agent for McLaughlin and Corliss, reports that the land on Washtenaw avenue owned by the firm is being platted out as College Hill addition to the city. A buolevard, one hundred feet wide, with ampie room for a doublé drive way, a street car track and a row of trees is being provided for, and Mr. Bach is confident that it will some day be the handsomest portion of Ann Arbor. No one who has ever heard that great comedian, Stuart Robson, will miss the oportunity offered at the Opera House, Tuesday eve., April I4th. Robson is to the comedy what Booth is to tragedy. And strange as it may seem, these two great stars were playmates and schoolmates in their youth and both seem to have been irispired by the same ambition and both have been eminently sucessful. "The Henrietta is Bronson Howard's best comedy and Robson's impersonation of Bertie, the Lamb, is unexcelled. See ad. Vigorousmeasuresshould be taken to prevent personsfrom making the vicinity of Cascade Glen a general deposit for the refuse of the city. Not long ago two dead horses were thrown into the glen, at the head of the stream, polluting the otherwise clear water and rendering the vicinity almost useless for picnicing or other pleasure purposes. Cascade Glen has long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most beautiful places around Ann Arbor, and everything that will tend to make it adujnpingground forgarbageshould be strictly prohibited. The Independent Association met in Room A at 10 Saturday, to elect editors for the U. of M. Daily. Some time was spent in discussing a proposed amendment to the constitution providing for the election of editors at the end of each semester. The amendment was lost. The election of editors resulted as follows: Literary- S. W. Curtiss, F. D. Green, G. L. Chapman, W. H. Dellenback, J. C. Travis, '92; W. P. Parker, F. E. Jannette, G. B. Dygert, '93; C. W. Ricketts, Charles Weller, '94; D. B. Cheever, '91. Law- H. D. Jewell, '91: L. I. Abbott, 91; Ralph Stone, '92. Medies $Ruggles, '92; J. Arneill, '92. Yesterday was a particularly dull day in Ann Arbor. The city and county offices were almost entirely deserted during the day and the óccupants gave themselves up to the more pressing duties of election. The ward worker was in his element and at his post from the opening until the closing of the polls, and "vote as early as you can and as often as you can" was his maxim and advice. The saloons were all closed - that is to say, the front doors were - and all excitement was transferred from the streets to the vicinity of the polls. Election day is never conducive to excessive business, and yesterday was no exception to the general rule. Yesterday was the day when a man's income could not be judged by the number of cigars that he smoked. In fact constant use of the weed on election day is a pretty good sign that the man using it has no income at all. But it gives the poor man, the stingy man and the man who ordinarily smokes a clay pipe the chance to put on all the airs of the millionaire, and, reasoning from a quantity standpoint, if not from the quality, he could make just as good appearance around the polls as the man who was furnishing the money to hold his favor. He could ride in a hack also. No, not on the box, but in the inside. He made his way "from poll to poll," as the London newspapers speak of the English navy, and with sorrow in his heart and a tear in each eye, he counted the few hours that still remained between present glory and future oblivion and tried to reap some comfort out of the thought that the future still had some bright spots in the shapé of election days when he again could smoke his "Ben Hur" and ride in his covered carriage at the expense of some political election committee.