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The circuit court has been adjoumed jntil September 7. To-morrow is the day f or the farmers' picnic at Whitmore Lake. Walter Moore caught a twenty pound pickerel in Zukey lake recently. The insurance for the recent loss by Breatthe rink has been adjusted at Ï150. Five hundred and eighty-four spar rows were paid for in this county last week. The union services on Sunday evening -will be held at the Congregatonal church. There is every indication of a largely increased attendance at the University this year. The election of trustees for the schools of the city takes place one week from Monday. Frank Emerick, formerly of this city, has been elected city attomey of Alpena at a salary of $750. Luick Bros. have puta new andlarge sand papering machine in their mili, which is doing good work. Rev. J. M. Gelston will preach at inion services in the Congregational ïhurch next Sunday evening. More interest than ever before is béng expressed in the coming county 'air by the farmers of Washtenaw. The Business Men's Quartette of ;his city netted $32 for the Whitmore Lake church by a concert recently. Rev. Charles A. Young, of Brooklyn, ST. Y., has been called to the pastorate )f the Disciples church in this city. There was a large number of Ypsianti citizens present at the union services at the M. E. church last Sunday. Washtenaw Lodge, No. 9, 1. O. O. F., will entertain the odd fellows of Milan, Dexter, Ypsilanti, and Belleville. James Allen Ferkins and Miss Inez Edith Frazer, of Detroit, were married in this city, Monday, by Rev. Dr. Carenan. A Boilatt, who has been living in the Wagar house, moved his f amily to Ann Arbor, on Tuesday. -South Lyon Picket. The St. Thomas school, during the coming year, will in be charge of seven sisters of the Immaculate Heart, from Monroe . The Dexter Nonpareils played at Stockbridge, Tuesday, and defeated the ball nine from that place by a score of 22 to 2. The flower beds of the Michigan Central at Ypsilanti are very beautiful now and the grounds are very handsomely arranged. Dr. D. A. MacLachlan has embarked in the newspaper business, having purehased a half interest in the Aylmer (Ont.) Sun. One of our veteran mail carriers says that he has traveled enough the past four years to go around the world, even if it was all dry land. Mrs. Thomas L. Hewitt died Wednesday, aged sixty-eight. She had resided in Ann Arbor since 1861. Her husband and one daughter mourn her loss. The barn of Andrew Campbell, in Pittsfleld, burned at one o'clock last night with seven horses, and five hundred bushels of wheat. The loss is over $2,500. Miss Boba Pulcipher has been appointed deputy county clerk, and County Clerk Brown is now ready for the board of supervisors' meeting in October. _ The directors of the Washtenaw mutual fire insurance company will declare the annual assessment next Monday. It will be much less than last year. _ Music on the Ypsilanti cars Wednesday and Saturday evenings, leaving Ypsilanti at 6.30 and Ann Arbor at 6.50. In rainy weather the music will be omitted. The new stone walk in front of the Wesleyan Guild, on State street, is completed, and nothing remains but to clear away the debris which accumulated during its construction. The flre department was called out Wednesday evening by a window curtain catching fire from a gas jet in the residence of August DeFreis, corner of Fourth avenue and Williams street. Tramps broke into the baggage room of the Ann Arbor depot Sunday night and stole several satchels belonging to Prof. W. C. Shaeffer. The next day Marshal Murray, Deputy-Sheriffs Schall and McCabe arrested three tramps, who gave their names as John Hanner, William Kenny and Dan Bartlett. A good part of the stolen property was recovered. The tramps plead uot guilty and are being held for trial. Mrs. J. T. Jacobs took charge of a bevy of young lady visitors to Ypsilanti Saturday evening. The party consisted of the Misses Clara and Mina Jacobs, Algae McGilvray and Nellie Smith. J. E. Earl, the efficiënt janitor of the opera house, has been making a thorough cleaning up about the premises and will have things in good shape, both inside and out, by the time the theatrical season opens. A very pretty custom of a little girl distributing bouquets to the lady passengers on the Michigan Central at Ypsilanti, with the compliments of the chief engineer's office, may often be observed at about six o'clock. Mr. C. L. Blodgett, principal-elect of Manchester, has been offered the principalship of the Ypsilanti high school, but the Manchester board did not see fit to release him. Mr. Blodgett is a gradúate of the U. of M. class of '91. A gasoline stove in Ypsilanti explodedyesterday about noon, setting fire to the clothes of a colored girl, Emma Davis, who worked for T. C. Owen. Mr. Owen tore the clothes f rom her, but not till her right arm and side had been burned. A band of gypsies is' camping between the river and the M. C. depot. Another band is said to be on the South Ypsilanti road. A number of women and children are begging about the city. This vicinity should be rid of such unprofitab'e vagrants. G. F. Gruber has sold the postoflice news stand to Steffey & Seryiss. The new owners are pushersand will strive to increase the good trade enjoyed by the stand. Gruber left last evening f ör Washington Court House, Ohio., to travel for a large candy manuf actory. The office of the City Mills will in future be in a separate new building, 12 x 20 feet, now being erected on the vacant ground in front of the mili. The business of the firm has increased so much that the old office space in the mili has to be utilized for added milling f acilities. Last Saturday evening, the barn of Dr. W. "W. jSTichols, in the rear of Masonic temple and nearthe rink, burned with the contents, including Dr. Nichols' family borse,'carriages, cutter, etc. The whole building was aflame when the fire was discovered The loss was $1,000, insured for $500. A new sidewalk is being put down in front of J. F. Lawrence's training stable on North Fourth avenue. There are several other walks on that part of the avenue which require renewing imQiediately- some, indeed, which we think were ordered by the council a good while ago, unless our memory is treacherous. Mr. Paul G. Suekey, editor and proprietor of the Hausfreund, sailed f rom New York for Italy last Wednesday, on the steamship Westernland. He left this city Monday evening. He expects to return about the lOth of October. He has gone on business connected with the ancestral estáte of the f amily and to visit relatives. The motor train whichusually leaves Ypsilanti at 7.30 Saturday morning will start to-morrow at 7.15 on account of the farmer's picnic at Whitmore Lake. Arrangements have been made with the Ann Arbor road to meet the Ypsilanti cars and the train will wait for the motor line's passengers, even if delayed. Alonzo C. Bliss died Wednesday afternoon. He was sixty yearsoldand bom in New York, coming to Ann Arbor with his father, Daniel W. Bliss, when he was three years oíd. ' He served in the army during the late war. His wife and one son suryive him. The funeral services will be held at three o'clock this afternoon at the house. The aim of the county fair managers is to make the fair here this year not an Ann Arbor fair but in every sense a county fair. They will take charge of everything excepting livestock sent in and see that it is placed in position, to save the extra trip to exhibitors on the first day in case they had to get the exhibits to the grounds themselves. The monthly meeting of the Washtenaw Horticultural Society will be held Saturday, August 29, at 2 p. m., in the court house. A f uil attendanee is desired on account of the arrangements for transportation. The topics for discussion will be the marketing of peaches, pears, fall apples, and other fruit, the prices of fruit and the exhibits of fruit at the f airs. Erastus Le Seur, one of the early settlers oí' Ann Arbor, died last Monday ia St. Joseph's retreat in Dearborn. He was bom in Buffalo, N. Y., a few months over eighty years ago and carne to Ann Arbor in 1832 to engage in the dry goods business. At one time he was city marshal. Three of his children survive him. The funeral services were held in this city, Wednesday. Mrs. Gilbert Bliss had a large amount of jewelry stolen from her trunk while taking a boat trip to Gibraltar recently. While the trunk was in the hold with the other baggage some partv had entered it and taken out several rings, studs, collar buttons, silver ornaments, diamonds, shoes, handkerchiefs and other small articles. The effort to recover the goods proved unsuccessful. Work on the new A. M. E. church on North Fourth avenue, the corner stone of which was laid with such imposing ceremonies last week Wednesday, is being pushed rapidly. The irame-work is up, and the brick veneering in progress. The Sunday school room will be entirely above ground, with the auditorium above, similar to the First Methodist church. The hickory pole erected by Luick Bros. at tlieir planing mili on the corner of Fiftli avenue and Morth street during the Cleveland presidential campaign in 1884, still towers heavenward, with the remnants of its original democratie streamer floating on the breezes. Like "Old Hickory" himself, the Luicks nail their colors to the mast, and await with confidence the ultímate and inevitable victory of democratie principies. The heavy rains of Sunday and Monday demonstrated conclusively that the water channel (a very shallow one) on the west side of Main street between Felch and Summit should immediately be deepened and paved. At present the water easily overflows its shallow runway and floods the sidewalks along the entire extent mentioned, leaving an unseemly deposit of mud and gravel upon the walks, and in some cases inundating abutting property. A fire alarm was sounded Wednesday afternoon about two o'clock, and a crovvd soon collected in front of the store of A. L. Noble, from which volumes of smoke were issuing. The department was on hand in a few minutes, but there was no need for their services, as it was found that the smoke carne from the burning of old papers in the office of the Washtenaw Post, adjoining, the smoke making its exit through Mr. Noble's store in preference to a more natural channel. There has been a gentleman in the city who bas had large experience in the fruit tree business and bas examined some of our peach orchards. He says if our orchards have the yellows, the disease is being developed in a different way from the disease in Virginia and Maryland. There the yellows are first discovered by the peach leaves turning to a lemon color. He has so far found but one tree of that colored leaf. Our soil may have something to do with the peculiar development of the disease. Mr. William Cleaver has bought the valuable property afr No. 14 Church street, immediately abutting on the east of the lot on which the sixth ward engine house is located, and adjoining the Tappan school, and upon which he has just erected a fine new barn. Mr. Cleaver is now and has long been custodian of the engine house, and since the disbandment of the force formerly employed in that branch of the flre department, the telephone belonging to the department has been removed to his house. A special gateway at the rear of his gnrnuds connects his premises directly with the engiue house. Another pure and undefiled young soul has passed to the spirit land. Edward Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Duffy, of Braddock, Pa., died Wednesday at the residence of Mrs. James Galick, 51 North Main street, where the bereaved parents have been spending the summer, Mrs. Duffy being a daughter of Mrs. Galick. The child was about two months old. and is tne second they have lost by death. Their remaining child, about a year and a half old, is also very ill, and may not live. Consumption and mal-nutrition were the cause of death. The sorrowing parents have the deepest sympathy of many friends. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon.