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William Reinhardt is building a new house on Packard street. There were 6,223 sparrows killed in this county during July. The bridge on Detroit street has been repaired by placing in new planks. Michael Laubengayer paid $10 fine and $0 costs in Justice Butts' court, Saturday, for being drunk. Miss Lillian Schlee, of Ann Arbor Town, has been engaged as one of the teachers in the grammar school at Saline. Hutzel & Co. are laying several hundred feet of private water mains in Detroit. Titus F. Hutzel is overseeing the job. An aged bull-dog belonging to Paul Schall was killed by his owner yesterday, it being feared that the dog was going mad. Simon Lutz, of Ann Arbor Town, died Tuesday, aged seventy-two years. He had worked for the Cornwalls over thirty years. J. G. Thompson, who took his A. M. degree in June, has been appointed instructor of mathematics in the University of Illinois. Tour candidates suffered the unutterable pangs incident to taking the Oriental degree in the Maccabees, Monday evening. Rev. J. E. Jacklin, associate editor of the Michigan Christian Advocate, will preach at the M. E. church, next Sabbath morning and evening. The appointment of Edward Duffy as a member of the State Board of Prison Inspectors for four years was confirmed by the Senate, Saturday. Chas. Baluss, of E. Ann street, is having mounted a fine eagle measuring six feet six inches from tip to tip, which he shot at Silver Lake, last week. Surveyors have been operating on Summit street this week, trying to establish the correct boundaries of the first two lots west of the Toledo railroad tracks. The Bethlehern Supday school will run an excursión to Whitmore Lake and hold a picnic in Smith's grove on next Wednesday. All friends are invited to attend. Dr. W. II. Jackson has come to the front as an expert lisherman. On Saturday he landed a fine black bass that weighed nearly seven pounds, at Whitmore lake. President C. K. Adams, late of Cornell, formerly professor of history in the university here, has accepted the presidency of Wisconsin university at a salary of $7,000. The three coach loads of Ann Arbor Commandery Knights Templar and their friends left here as per schedule on Saturday and are now enjoying themselves in the west. The Bay City Times says that if George A. Feters is elected to congress from the second congressional district, Sockless Simpson and Pfeffers whiskers will take back seats. The annual premium list of the Wasbtenaw Agricultural and Horti. cultural society is now beiñg distributed and everything points to a successful fair in this city on Sept. 27-30th. Deputy Sheriff Peterson, while playing with his dogs on Sunday evening, accidentally bruised the museles in theealf of one of his legs, and has since been sporting a flrst-class limp. Fred Rinsey, Sam Baumgardner and Caspar Kinsey are now members of the Oak Grove Sporting Club. The club consists of eight members, and has an elegant house on one of the bluffs at Zukey lake. The oíd sawmill on Packard street, which bas been a detriment to propI erty in that locality for years, has been torn down and a number of new residences will be erected in that vicinity within a short time. Wm. Neithammer, of Main street, ex-alderman of the third ward, has been contined to his house during the pastweek with vvhat seems to be the result of a partial sunstroke. We are pleased to learn that be is recovering. A landslide in Daniel Hiscock's sand-bank on Summit street, last weck, demolished and buried a wagon which was being filled. Fortunately the man and borses escapeil uninjured. Every spoke in the bind wheels was broken. Last Thursday and Friday the county board of school examiners hele a teachers' examination at the court house at which 98 persons were placee on the rack. Nearly all were old teachers and the percentage is very high. Lee Wing, the rClnnaman who was seriously injured by an electric car several weeks ago, returned yesterday from Chicago' -where he underwent treatment by a Chinese physician. He has so far recovered as to be able to get around with the aid oferutches. John Wisner, the Manchester building mover, between the middle of April and the flrst of July of this year moved forty-eight buildings. Twenty one of these were barns placed on foundations. Whó says the western part of the county is not improving'? "William R. Smith, alias IL A. Seaton,was arraignedbefore Justice Pond, Tuesday, waived examination and was bound over to the circuit court. He is the man who pretending to be a general insurance agent got drafts for $100 cashed in a number of cities in this section of the country, including one at Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor will be alive with soldiers next Wednesday, no less than nine companies leaving this point for the state encampment at Island Lake. The companies passing through here will consist of those from Adrián, Tecumseh, two from Jackson, Ypsilanti, Coldwater, Kalamazoo and ïhree Rivers, besides the Light Infantry of this city. Monday afternoon a team of mustangs belonging to Alphonse Lembkie became frightened and ran away on S. State street. ïhey turned on Packard street and meeting a motor car swerved out, the neckyoke to which they were attached striking a telephone pole with such force that one of the horses was thrown and his neek broken. A painful accident happened to Ed. Ross this week white assisting in carrying a heavy timber for use in the construction of E. B. Hali's new coal sheds. One of the cross-timbers used in its transportation broke, letting the timber fall on his left foot, crushing the bones of his great toe and bruising seriously other portions of the foot. He is now, in consequence, acquiring valuable experience in the use of crutches. Arbor tent, K. O. T. M., took possession, this week, of its new quarters in the third story of the postoffice building, of which it has secured a lease from J. E. Beal for a term of ten years. The entire Hoor will be remodeled and reconstructed so that when the work is completed, it will be one of the best society halls in the tate. It will have all the modern conveniences, including steam heating, etc, and as its location is;the best in he city, Arbor tent is to be congratuated upon its good fortune. The members of'Company A, tst Infantry, of this city are making final arraugements for the encampment, pecial drills having been called for Friday, Monday, and Tuesday evenngs. Every member of the eompany ïas been ordered to report at the armory at nine o'clock, Wednesday morning, ready to start for camp. L'he quartermaster, cooks, waitersi baggage, and camp equipage leaves Monday night or Tuesday morning. The boys anticípate plenty of f un and ots of hard work in camp this year. A meeting of the county committee of Maccabees was held, Tuesday evenng, in the postoffice block to complete airan gements for the Gteat Camp meeting in Detroit on August 30. Among those in attendance were Sir Knights Matthews and Eddson, of Ypsilanti; Spear and Chad wiek, of Chelsea; Nixon and Nordman, of Dexter; Pray, of Whitmore Lake and F. E. Mills, J. O. Jenkins and E. J. Storms, of Arbor tent of this city. Much work was done and it is expected tliat Washtenaw county will have a large turnout at Detroit. Justice Pond had an interesting dog suit in his court, Saturday. The village authorities of Dexter recently passed an ordinance instructing the marshal to kill all unmuzzled dogs That official discovered a fine greyhound belonging to Geo. F. Iliggins meandering about town without a muzzle and proceeded to shoot hini Mr. Iliggins objected to this and af ter looking into the matter and fipding that the marshal was too previons, the ordinance not yet haying gone into effect, sued that official, the jury awarding him 25 damages. So far City Treasurer Beakes has received only $15 for the fire sufferers at Bay City. Of this aniount $10 was given by an elderly lady who stepped into his office, handed out that aniouii and refused to allow her name to be given, saying that it wasfrotoafriend The remaining $5 was from a gentle man who is always foremost in works of charity, Thos. J. Keech. It is not to the credit of Ann Arbor that so small a sum should be sent to Bay City. Ann Arbor ought. to raise at least $200, and tbere is no doubt but much more than that would be cheerfully given if the matter was brought to the attention of ourcitizens. Many of the fire sufferer3 at Bay City wero poor people who owned the homes tha. 1 were burned and have loyt everything. This is charity at home that ought not to be neglected.- Courier. The university has sustained a great loss by the death of Regent Charles Stuart Draper, of Saginaw, the news of whose demise reached here on Saturday. Kegent Draper has been in ill health for some time and recently went to Carlsbad to try the waters at that place. He was thought tobe improving and started to return home by the steamer Columbia when he was suddenly taken worse and died. Mr. Draper was one of the most active and alert of the members of the Board of Ilegents and his thorough acquaintance with the needs and importance of the university made him one of the most valuable of the managers of the institution.