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The sewing school opens in Custer hall for the season, Saturday. The annual rental of pews in the M. E. church took place Monday evening. The Saline Farmers' Club nots with Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Wood, today. Saturday, Justice Pond sent August Schultz to jail ior sis days for drunkenness. The Tuesday club will meet informally on Tuesday, October 13, at 3 o'clock p. m. The street cars carried in the neighborhood of 6,000 people to the fair grounds, Thursday. Mrs. Christina Sanzi has been tjpranted an original widow's pension, 'through W. K. Childs' agency. . Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Olp, of S. Thayer street, celebrated the 25th anniversary of their wedding, Monday evening. Henry Eisenmann, of Monroe, and Mr. Hovey, of Detroit, now have charge of departments at Mack & Schmid's. Next Thursday W. E. Boyden and Wm, Ball will hold a sale of registered merino sheep at Mr. BalFs farm near Hamburg. In many respects, Ann Arbor stands ïrst among the interior cities of the tate.- Ypsilanti Sentinel. A Danel come to judgment. Sam P. Phillips was arrested for béng drunk, Sunday. Justice Pond ent him to jail for fifteen days, Monday, in default of paying $10.15 fine and costs. .„„ Hon. Chas. H. Richmond, who has een dangerously sick for some time past, is reported by the attending hysician to be in a slightly imroved condition. Jack Butler plead guilty to the charge of assault and battery upon Leo Kopf, Monday, and was sentenced by Justice Butts to the Detroit House of Correction for 65 days. Thursday, one of the street cars was crippled by the breaking of a piece of the wheel flanges. The company estímate a loss of $30 by havng to take the car out of service. The course of lectures. at Hobart Hall on the Slocum foundation wiíl be delivered during L'ent by Rev. Dr. Tohn Fulton, of New York. The subect will be "Evidences of Christianity." Washtenaw county pays $4,123.96 ;owards the support of the University and $1,351.39 for the Normal school this year. This is a small amount, compared with the benefits received. The fair to be given at the rink by the ladies of the Catholic church, commencing October 20th., promises to be a great success. The proceeds go to the new church fund of St. Thomas' parish. The ladies of St. Andrew's Aid society will hold a harvest home festival and tea at Harris hall, Thursday, October 22. The admission will be twenty five cents at the door, including supper: Walter Wellington Bilbie, the nineteen months old son of Supervisor Walter Bilbie, of Ann Arbor town, flied of cholera infantum, Tuesday. The baby was a very bright and attractive child. Chicken thieves made away with a dozen fine spring pullets belonging to Mrs. Augusta Whitlark, Tuesday evening between 6 and 7 o'clock. They were taken from her house near the observatory. The Ann Arbor Ojrgan Co. are now settled in their new quarters, corner of Main and Liberty streets. Redecorated and re-furnished, the company now has one of the handsomest show rooms in the state. The team óf gray horses belonging to the fire department ran away last Thursday afternoon. The neck yoke broke and they got beyond the control of the driver. They were stopped before any damage was done. Effie Jane Wilson, the fifteen year old daughter of J. 'C. Wilson, of No. 20 S. Ingalls street, died Friday from the effects of a cold which resulted in lung trouble. The funeral was held at the residence, Saturday afternoon. The annual meeting of the Ann Arbor Art Club was held Saturday. The following officers were elected: H. Kandall, president; Mrs. W. S. Perry, ricefpresident; Mrs. Fisher, treasuresr; Mrs. Uulu H. Walker, secretary. Attorney Seward Cramer plcaded his first case in the circuit court, Tuesday, as the attorney for Daniel Bartlett, whe was charged with breaking into the T. & A. A. baggage room and stealing a valise. The jury found him not guilty. The annual meeting of the congregation of the Bethlehem Evangelical church was held Tuesday evening. Michael Braun was elected eider, and Thomas Rauschenberger and August DeFries, trustees. Fifteen new names were added to the membership roll. A slight change has been made in the running time of the trains on the motor line. The early morning cars now leave this city at 6:15 and 7:30 instead of 6:20 and 7.50, and the seoond train in the morningleaves Ypsilanti at 7:15 instead of 7:30. On Sundays no trains will hereafter be run in the morning. A student named Grant H. Dunning was enjoying a bicycle ride on the sidewalk around the court house square, Monday, when Marshal Murray invited him to mato a call on Justice Pond. The justice informed him that riding bicycles on sidewalis was against the city ordinances, and fined him $1 and 32.70 costs, which Dunning paid. Burr Stark, who lives at 47 Thompson street, was arrested Friday night, charged with assault and battery upon his wife. Saturday, Justice Pond sentenced him to the Detroit house of correction for 65 days, but afterwards gave him the alternativo of paying $10 fine and $7.85 costs. The wife paid the money to Marshal Murray, Saturday evening, and the prisoner was released. It is a wonder that a score of persons were not injured on the street cars Xhursday, as the people seemed crazy and hung to the cars wherever they :ould get a hold. One man, who was hanging on the side, was brushed ofl by a passing car on the switch at the corner of N. University avenue and Washtenaw avenue. His coat was torn, his hat sinashed and he was squeezed, but fortunately not injured oauch. Jacob Steek, a laborer in the eraploy of Julius Blaèss, of Lodi, had his leg broken near the ankle while getting off of an electric car, at Máck & Schmid's, Thursday evening. He rode from the fair grounds on the top of the car and as he went to get off, his foot went through one of the windows and he fell headlong, hanging there for a time. He was taken to Dr. Kapp's office, where his leg was dressed. Saturday morning about thjree o'clock, the handsome new house that Mrs. Olivia B. Hall is erecting on Washtenaw avenue, was discovered on fire, the flames burning through the floors and out of the roof before they were extinguished. The damage is estimated at $1,500. Workmen had commenced on Friday to put on the finishing touches, expecting to have the building ready for occupancy in a iew days. It is thought that tramps crawled into the house to sloep, and one of them dropped a cigar or match in the shavings scattered about. An ombarrassing episode occurred at the Methodist church, Sunday evening. Rev. Coburn announced the closing hymn, read It; the choir and congregation arose, prepared to sing the hymn. The organist struck one key after another on the big organ, but no sound came forth. Everybody stood silent for a time, but one memoer of the choir finally decided that the trouble was with the boy who pumps the organ and hastened to his station, where he found the boy sound asleep. He awoÊe him and soon the necessary wind was furnished and the organ pealed forth, much to the relief of everybody. An lnfant child of Thomas A. Bogle, of Hill street, had a narrow esape from being run over by an electric car, Thursday. As a heavily loaded car rounded the curve on Hill street, the motorman saw' a child ritting between the rails, playing and unconscious of danger. The motorman, Frank Kapp, put on the break and reversed the current, but there being a down grade, he could not stop the car. A passenger on the steps finally jumped off and grabbed the child almost from in under the car and an instant more would have ended the child's life. When Mr. Bogle heard what had occurred he was overeóme. He made the young man a handsome present, as a token of hifi appreciation of what he had done.