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Cbelsea bas made up her mind to have a fair. The dates are October 13, 14 and 15. Chelsea makes up her mind to, goes. President Angelí will introduce the eloquent Daniel Dougherty, who will deliver his matchless address on "Oratory" at the opera house, Thursday evening, October 8. Twenty-five members of the Light Infantry went into camp at the Keystone club house, Zukey lake, trom Saturday night until Monday morning. Guards were stationed, dress parade and drills held and the members instructed in the details of camp and field life. The spare time was spent in rowing about on the beautiful chain of lakes and the days were enjoyably and profitably spent. The state tax has been apportioned by the auditor general's office and Washtenaw's share this year is $39,610.03, or $18,188.51 less than two years ago when it was $57,798.54. The rate of tax is 1.27 milis on each dollar, as against 1.80 milis two years ago. Every county in the state has a reduc. tion in state taxes excepting Alpena , Charlevoix, Gladwin, Houghton, Iosco, Marquette and Menominee. A laughable spectacle was presented on the street Bear the opera house, Tuesday evening, where the band was playing and a large crowd had collected. Two young men got into an altercation and the smaller one suddenly slapped the larger one across the mouth. No sooner had he done so than he concluded that he had made a serious mistake and that he was liable to get a good sound thrashing. Considering discretion the better part of valor, as soon as he struck the blow he turned and ran up Main street, closely followed by the assaulted party with a large crowd of interested spectators behind. The T. & A. A. company is going to build a new bridge over the Michigan Central and the Hurón river this time sure. The contract for a first class steel bridge has been let to the Smith Bridge Co., of Toledo. The shop work on the bridge will commence next week and within a month. the work of replacing the oíd structure with a new one will be begun. The expense of the new bridge will be from $25,000 to $30,000. The Ypsilanti Sentinel under the heading "Com mendable and Patriotic" says: "The merchants of Ann Arbor, to a man, have agreed to close their stores froni noon until four o'clock, Friday of next week,Jon account of the fair. It is intended by the management to make the fair, which is held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, a grand success, and with such cordial backing as the business men of Ann Arbor are giving it, there is little question of success.'' Kobert Martin, the well known Superior farmer, is an object of solicitude to the tariff organ across the street, and when he sold bis wool at a higher price than it would now bring, that bright moulder of public opinión called upon him to see what the McKinley bill had done for him. Robert has several times called attention to the fact that wool now sells for less money than it costs to raise it, but bis wouldbe political guardians have nothing to say.- Ypsilsnti Sentinel. A. P. Ferguson has received a proposition to move his cart and carriage factory to Saginaw, the Saginaw ImprovemeDt Co. offering to give him a four story building 160 feet square as a bonus. Mr. Ferguson finds it necessary to have larger quarters for his business and this is a tempting offer to him. He has been to Saginaw this week to ascertain the details of the offer and look over the ground, and it is not unlikely that he will accept. This would be a bad blow for Ann Arbor, as the city has none too many manufacturing enterprises. A team of horses belonging to a farmer named Keeves, wbo lives near Dexter, started on Liberty street Tuesday evening and ran away. They turnee! down Pourth avenue and catchihg up with Geo. Wahr's delivery wagon, the driver of which was trying to get out of the way, one of the horses jumped into Wahr's wagon. The driver, Frank Tice, was knoéked out and the horses were stopped. Neither Tice nor the horses were injured, but Wahr is now driving another wagon, the one that M'as in the ñacas being only suitable to be worked up into tooth-picks. The new electric road at Jackson, built by J. B. Corliss, was opened Saturday, and a rather expensive accident occurred. A trolley jumped the wire, tearing down two telephone wires and the current setting fire to two houses. In responding to the alarm, the driver of the hook and ladder, John Becraft, formerly of this city, drove to the scène, one of his horses touching the wire and instantly falling dead. Becraft inade a grab for the wire, to get it off the horse, and his life was saved by some one grabbing him around the neck and preventing his touchiug it. t ■ - - . - - . Mr. Corliss is having guard wires put up so that the accident cannot be repeated. Friday evening Mts. Elizabeth Norton discovered that her gold watch and chaiu were missing and immediately decided that some sneak thief had entered through an open window and made away with the articles. Notice to this effect was given out and the I jewelers were requested to keep a lookout for the missing goods. They didn't flnd them, however. the lady, Onding them in a drawer where she had hid them for safety. Justice Butts issued a warrant Tues day for the arrest of F. W. Stillman for refusing to support his wife. Stillman is a member of the company now playing at the opera house. His wife claims that he left her at Ypsilanti without means of support, and that he is trying to make her go to her home and not follow the company around, her iuference being that another woman is mixed up in the case. A truce was patched up between the parties, the husband paying the costs and his wife's board for a week at the hotel, and the party left the justice's office temporarily happy, at least. The case of David Henning against the Michigan Central has been on trial in the U. S. Circuit Court at Detroit since last Friday and is not yet ended. The witnesses have nearly all been from this city and their testimony regarding the , value of the Henning property before the bridge was built has been varied, ranging from $1,500 to $7,000. There is still some question as to whether the city will not have to pay whatever judgment is given, eventually, the ground being taken by the Michigan Central that it was merely acting as the agent of the city in building the approach to the bridge.