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Isaac Dunn has been suffering from strokes of paralysis. Leonhard Gruner's store is being treated to a new floor. ünion services at the Presbyterian church next Sunday evening. J. G. Baur is moving into his new house on South Fourth avenue. A new tin roof is being put upon the livery barn of J. A. Polhemus. Dr. George is having a porch built on the west side of his residence. Prosecutor Lehman tried a larceny case at Whittaker on Wednesday. C. A. Maynard will open his new grocery on State street to-morrow. Early pears are in the market. You can have them for $1.50 per bushel. Lawrence O'Toole has broken ground for a new house on Catherine street. In Justice Pond's court, yesterday, the trial of W. J. Clark was adjourned one week. School Commissioner Cayanaugh will hold a teachers' examination in Saline on August 28. Tlte regular monthly meeting of the school board has been adjourned until next Tuesday evening. There is little of probability that the proposed new University buildings will be erected this year. On Tuesday next an ice cream social will be given at the fifth ward chapel, for the benefit of the Sunday school. Roy Sage, Frank Pack, Theodore Dodsley and Fred Dodsley have been camping out at Silver lake all this week. [Cardinal Gibbons, the eminent Catholic divine, has been in Detroit a day or two this week, the guest of Bishop Foley. Rev. N S. Burton, of Needham, Mass., is expected to conduct the services Sunday morning at the Baptist church. Dr. F. H. Brown has removed his office from his residence, No. 28 Thompson st., to Toom No. 10 Hamilton Block. The amount paid to sparrow murderers last week, by the county treasurer, was $68.78, and the number slain was 2,293. Mr. H. G. Prettyman is preparing for the boys in October, by putting in some very attractive Windows in his boarding house. ïhe Fifth Ward Sunday School will have an ice cream social at their chapel Tuesday evening, August 18, for the benefit of the school. The heavy rain of Sunday evening was a boon to sweltering humanity and a benefit to the parched ground. More still would have been welcomed. The St. Thomas church altar society gave a lawn social at the rectory last evening. Refreshments were served, and an enjoyable time is reported. Hiram A. Sweet and Orville W. Sage, of this city, and William Pringle, of Northfield, have received original pensions this week, and are happy. Prof. M. W. Harrington, chief of the Weather Bureau, sailed for Europe yesterday to attend the International Meteorological Congress at Munich. Dr. Talrnage, Bob Burdette, Leland 'owers and the Schubert Quartette will be among the attractions offered by the Students' Lecture Association his year. Since Prosecuting Attorney Lehman took hold of the liquor cases, the 'unds in the county treasury from that ource have received an addition of !3,490, and the end is not yet. The South Lyon Picket says: "Do not be surprised if , in the near future we have a motor line of cars to Arm Arbor. It is rumored that the contract for laying the track has been let." Now is the most urgent time to abate nuisances. The inspector is constantly called on to look after the same, so don't blame him for faithfully performing his official duties. The eighteenth flowing well obtained in this vicinity, has recently been driven by Mr. C. M. Thompson on the farm oi Prof. J. B. Steere. Water was reached at a depth of thirty-one feet. German Day will be celebrated in Manchester, this year, on the l'Jthinst. President Suekey is making Herculean efforts to insure its success, and when he undertakes anything, it generally "goes." Through the instrumentality of Fr. Kelly, pastor of St. Thomas' church, Kate Beahan and child, inmates of the county house, were taken to the Home in Detroit in charge of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, on Tuesday morning. The fire alarm Monday was caused by burning grass on David líeimkig's property between the railroad and the river. It came near buniing the sidewalk between the railroad and river bridges. We are glad to record that Mis. Peter Pacquette, of North Main street, who has been dangerously ill for several weeks, is now In a fair way of recovery, under tbr skillful care of Dr. Breakey. John Kranith was arrested and brought before Justice Pond, Monday, for shooting inside the city limits. The shooting was down on Cedar Beurt Avenue. He was lined 92 and $2.70 COBtS. The Jim Toaster has become an article of quite extensive manufacture in Ann Arbor. Some ten thousand are turned out yearly. A few days since a shipment was made to San Francisco, Cal. Messrs. E. B. Pond and L. Gruner, the commissioners to close up the affairs of the estate of the late Charles Thayer, finished the hearing of claims on Tuesday, allowing the Misses Hawkins $250 each. The T. & A. R. R. have removed their Fairbank's scale from Miller avenue to a point about midway between the avenue and Felch street. The vacated space will probably le utilized for side-tracks. We record with regret and sympathy that Prof. Sage has lost another horse, which fell dead on Ann street last Friday morning from some unassigned cause. This is the third misfortune of the kind that has fallen upon Mr. Sage. Wm. H. McIntyre has expended considerable money on improvements in the upper stories of nis building at 11 East Huron street, by putting in plate glass Windows, and painting, kalsomining and papering the rooms throughout. John Kline played the deaf and dumb act on the streets Saturday until he got so full that his dumbness left him, when he was arrested and put in jail. On being brought before a justice Monday he was given one day in jail! The new house of E. B. Hall on Hill street will be 30 by 44 feet and contain ten large rooms. It will be a two-story building and have a mansard roof, and will cost about $4,000. Geo. Scott is the contractor, and commenced work on it last wTeek. Sunday evening the lightning again ran in the wire which feeds the electric motor for the fans in Hangsterfer's confectionery and again burned out the motor. The fire department was promptly on hand prepared to save the building. Wm. Allaby, jr., while in Jackson at the Maccabee celebration, by tripping in descending a stairway severely sprained his ankle, and is confined to his house on account of it, and is likely to remain there for a wreek. Dr. Morton is attending him. At two o'clock on Wednesday after noon, August 19, the corner-stone of the new A. M. E. church, on North Fourth avenue, will be laid. Bishop Brown, of Washington, D. C, Bishop Arnett, of Ohio, Dr. Dernick, of New York, and other notable clergymen, will be present. Kirk II. J. Ulark, who some time ago bought and has since been conducting The West Side, a newspaper establishment at Independence, Vash., has sold the plant and returned to his former home in Portland, Oregon, where his friends can now address him at 130 Jackson street. Henry Olsaver, an old resident of Hamburg,, died August 11, aged 72 years, 9 months and 25 days. The funeral services were held yesterday morning at ten o'clock and the remains interred in Hamburg cemetery. Deceased was an uncle of Supervisor Olsaver, of Webster. The members of the Huss family are having their annual reunión at the residence of their sister, Mrs. Frank Schairer, of Lima township. Those present are Theodore, of Saginaw; Ernest, of Lima, Ohio; Alfred, of Monroe; Eugene, of Akron, Ohio; and Paulina and Amelia, of this city. Rev. Dr. Rust, pastor of the Methodist church, has accepted the presidency of the Cincinnati Wesleyan College. He will leave Ann Arbor at the close of the present conference year, the last of September, and expects with his family to spend a year abroad in preparation for educational work. It is safe to say that the best kept lawn in Michigan is that surrounding the court house in this city, due to the unremitting care bestowed upon it by Mr. Stark, the janitor. It is a delight to everybody, and must be an intense satisfaction to Mr. Stark. The reward of merit is the best reward a man can receive. Governor Winans was in the city Monday for the purpose of takinft the Michigan Central train for Chicago on business connected with the World's Fair. The governor is in excellent health this summer. He is happy with old friends and has an honest, sturdy, independent way about him which makes friends. Miss Jennie L. Wines and Mr. Jos. II. Ingweisen were married at the residence of Prof. L. D. Wines, the bride's uncle, Wednesday evening, Rev. Henry Gelston, of Florida, performing the ceremony. Mr. Ingweisen's home is at Carrol], Iotfa, where he is conducting a law business. They left for the west on the evening train. Last Friday was decidedly warm; Saturday was warmer; but oh! Sunday was "a corker." A reliable thermometer recorded 94 degrees in perfect shade on Sunday afternoon, but everybody felt as though it were rather somewhere in the hundreds. It was easily the hottest day of this summer, and a repetition of it will not be excused. Albert Sorg, Charles Meyer and Jasper Imus had quite an experience with lightning Sunday evening while driving home from Strawberry lake. Lightning struck within a few feet of them, knocking the horse down and rolling Imus out of his seat. The horse quickly recovered and no damage was done except to the harness, which was badly broken. Mrs. Jane Yeager Stevens, wife of Wm, N. Stevens, died Saturday at the home of her son, Major William C. Stevens, on Ingalls street. She was born in New York, Oct. 31, 1814, and was married in 1834, settling with her husband in Plymouth. About 1844 they removed to Whitmore Lake and about four years ago to this city. The funeral services were held from the house Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Rust officiating. The Michigan Central will run excursion trains to Detroit every day except Sunday from August 27 to September 3, on account of the International Fair and Exposition to be held there at that time, and will make the following low rates: From Ann Arbor, $1.65; Geddes, $1.50; Ypsilanti, $1.40; Denton's, $1.25; Wayne Junction, $1.05; Inkster's, 90 cents; Dearborn, SO cents. The trains will leave Ann Arbor each day at 8:42 a. m., arriving in Detroit at 10:10 a. m. A special return train will leave Detroit at (i:30 p. m. ' A delegation from Washtenaw and Otseningo lodges of the Odd Fellows of this city visited the Dexter lodge last Monday evening, to participate in work on the initiatory degree. They were highly pleased with the work of the Dexter brethren and mention with gratification that the lodge has in its membership three clergymen. The visiting brothers were Messrs. Jonathan Sprague, H. C. Clark, E. B. Vanderhoof, W. C. May, Wm. L. Frank, Chas. Jones, Fred. Weinberg, W. F. Schlanderer, and Lawrence J. Damm. We hope that the committee having charge of the entertainment of the Michigan press association at Ann Arbor next January will so manage affairs that all eau have an opportunity of inspecting the university, not by simply walking through the buildings, but by dwelling there long enough to get something of an idea of the great work and good accomplished. The library, art gallery, museum, mechunical laboratory, etc, are worthy of close inspection and the editors of the state ought to devote a little time to them in order to give their readers a clear idea of the great educational institution.- Manchester Enterprise. On the first of May last the employes of the Knickerbocker Machine Works, of Jackson, asked for a nine-hour dav, which, after a friendly conference with the company,was granted, on the understanding that it should be tried as an experiment, and if not satisfactory to employers and workmen, the former status should be resumed. The latest reports show that the results have been mutually satisfactory, and that more work has been turned out in nine hours than formerly in ten. The same wages were paid the men as when the ten, hour day was in vogue. This goes to show that the shorter day desired by workmen all over the country should be adopted, and that it would be an advantage to all concerned.