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Allen Kent has sold his Dundee farm. The Ann Arbor Gas Co. is now making water gas. Two young men joined the Presbyterian church last Sunday. A. D. Seyler is now the treasurer of the Presbyterian church society. Work on the School of Music is progressing rapidly and the walls are up. Charles Gillman paid $7.20 fine in Justice Bennett's court this week for drunkenness. Hon. Charles R. Whitman will take the stump in Ohio for the democratie candidates. There are 3,036 children of school age in the city of Ann Arbor. This is 47 less than last year. Services will be resumed at the Unitarian church next Sunday morning. Sermón by the pastor. Mrs. Francés M. Martin, formerly of Dexter, died in Reading, last Friday, aged seventy-five years. Harry Jordán and Mrs. May Stewart, of Lodi were married in this city, Wednesday by Rev. Samuel Breed. The estáte of Luther James has been closed, James L. Babcock, of this city, coming in for the bulk of the property. The fire department was called out yesterday afternoon by fire in the grass at Isaac Dunn's farm which nearly set fire to the barn. The Young People's Society of the Presbyterian church now hold their meetings in their church at half past six every Sunday evening. The fences along the Toledo and Ann Arbor road north of the city caught fire last week, and for a time a house and barn were endangered. George Midgelypaid $50 fine and $5 costs into Justice Pond's court, Saturday, for an assault and battery on Mrs. Frank Smith. It was an aggravated case. fjThe Board of Education. through L. Gruner, treasurer, has just sold a four per cent bond for $3,500 at par, which is a good showing for thê financial solidity of the school district. Henry Glatzel had a row with August Tessmer near the Ann Arbor depot, Monday evening and on Tuesday paid $4.70 fine and costs into Justice Pond's court for assault and battery. The fire department boys were tearing up the worn out fjooring in the west room of the engine house, yesterday, preparatory to laying a new floor. They . are doing the work themselves. Fire in the grass near the Michigan Table Factory, on South Main street, and at the foot of Broadway hill, Sunday, called the fire department out twice in an hour. In both cases hose had to be laid. The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the M. E. church hold their annual meeting at the residence of Mrs. Wiess, 51 Washtenaw avenue, at 3:30 this afternoon. The mite boxes will be opened. Justice Bennett, on Tuesday, bound Lyman Brown, an old man from Salem, over to the circuit court for assult with intent to commit rape upon a little girl. He went to jail in default of $1,500 bonds. Miss Louise M. Cady, daughter of Charles H. Cady, of this city, was married in this city to George P. Eismann, of Menominee, on Wednesday evening. The bride has been teaching in Menominee. Miss Inez Robinson, daughter of O. L. Robinson, of Hill street, d,ied Tuesday evening, of muscular rheumatism, aged nearly twenty-one years. The funeral services were held at two o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Register Publishing Company filed an assignment to John W. Bennett last Friday afternoon, in the office of the county clerk. It is understood that their liabilities are between $15,000 and $18,000. The plant will be sold at assignee's sale. Dr. V. C. Vaughan had the honor of presiding over the section on general medicine at the Pan-American Medical Congress in Washington, this week. He also read a paper on Immunity from Infectious Diseases, which was very highly complimented. Albert C. Ahrens died in Sharon last Monday, aged seventy-eight years. ' The Manchester schools last year cost 5,646.63. George J. Haeussler was elected trustee last Monday. Rev. Mr. Gelston has removed to the Presbyterian parsonage on División street, and Sidney W. Clarkson has moved into the residenceon South Fifth avenue vacated by Mr. Gelston. , Hon. T. M. Cooley was elected president of the American Bar Association at the annual meeting in Milwaukee last Friday. The honor is all the greater from the fact that the distinguished jurist was not present at the meeting which elected him. Dr. W. B. Smith reports that a number of people in the city have been made ill by eating peaches plucked from trees with the yellows. Farmers and others bringing in such peaches are warned that there is a heavy penalty imposed for selling such peaches. Robert Shannon, of the Argus force of compositors, is now supervisor of the third. ward by appointment of the mayor and the unanimous confirmation of the council. Supervisor Shannon is a sort of walking encyclopedia, whowill make a conscientious official. Michael Felski, who had ten pigs in the Corporation limits, and Cari Joerndt, who had two pigs, were fined $3 and costs by Justice Pond, on complaint of Inspector Clark, for keeping pigs in the city limits, and were ordered to take the pigs out of the city before Saturday. The big marsh belonging to John J. Robison and the estáte of Charles R. Richmond in Freedom, consisting of 400 acres and containing some valuable tamarack timber burned over this week, the'soil itself adding fuel to the flames. The loss entailed by the fire is a heavy one. Rev. J. T. Sunderland will spend most of this month in Chicago, attending the great Religious Congress, returning home each Saturday and speaking on Sunday morning on the Congress of the preceding week. His subject next Sunday morning will be the great Catholic Church Congress, in session this week. The marriage of O. E. Butterfield, Esq. of this city to Miss Amy Iola Dunklee, of Brattleboro, Vermont, is announced to take place in this city next Thursday. They will make their home on the corner of Catherine and Thayer streets. The bachelor members of the legal fraternity are getting few and far between. Mrs. Patrick Ryan died yesterday morning at her home on Beakes street after a weeks illness, of pneumonía. She wasborn incounty Cork, Ireland, about sixty-five years ago. She came to America when quite young, and in 1861 was married in this city to Patrick Ryan. The funeral will be held in St. Thomas church Saturday, at 9 o'clock. Her husband and six children survive her. Mrs. Desire D. Smith died last evening at her home in this city of oíd age. She was born near Springfield, Mass., October 6, 1802, and married to Dr. Ransom S. Smith in 1842 with whom she removed to Ann Arbor in 1858 and has since made this city her home. Dr. Smith died in 1876. She had two daughters, Mrs. Miranda Lukins, of this city, and Mrs. Alice E. Grant, 'of Detroit. The Board ot Education organized, Monday evening, by re-electing Christian Mack president, W. W. Whedon secretary, and L. Gruner treasurer. The following coramittees were reappointed: Teachers and text-books, W. B. Smith, J. E. 3eal and C. Mack; buildings and grounds, E. H. Scott, L. Gruner, . T. Jacobs, finance, P. Bach, J. V. Sheehan, W. W. Whedon; library, J. E. Beal, W. W. Whedon, C. Mack, Supt. Perry. The Evening News of last evening says: As a member of the committee on military affairs Congrqssman Gorman has been assigned to duty on the sub-commitees on "retirement" and "desertion." He is chairman of the sub-committee on "arsenals, barracks and military reservations." While other congressmen have but one secretary, Mr. Gorman has appointed two. Burt Turnbull, of Chelsea, will look after matters requiring attention in the different departments, and C. F. Andrews, of Jackson, will look after his correspondence. Mrs. Mary E. Stoner, of Bridgewater, has appealed from an order of the probate judge admitting to probate the will of her father, Edward Y. Powell, who died Mav 14, 1893. The will which was probated left the property to the , wife, Mr?. Laura G. Powell, during her lifetime, after which it was to be divided in the following proportions: Mary E. Stoner, of Bridgewater, two fifths; William P. Gale, Rosalie, Washington, two fifths; Minnie Kimball, Elmer Kimball and David Goodrich, each one fifteenth. Mrs. Stoner seeks to set it aside on the ground that Mr. Powell was under undue influence when he made the will, and that he was incompetent to make a will at the time the will was made. Mrs. Margaret Harkins died in this city Saturday last, aged seventyseven years. She-was bom in reland, but came to Syracuse, N. Y., with her parents when five years of age. She was raarried to Bernard Harkins in 1836, and settled in Ann Arbor in 1841. Eight children survive her, all but one residing in Ann Arbor: Mrs. A. J. Smith, of Williamston, Mrs. John Schumacher, Mrs. Marión Goodale, Misses Maggie and Mary Harkins. and John' Bernard and James Harkins. The funeral services were held on Monday morning. The Civil Service Commission at Washington has ordered that an examination be held in this city on Saturday, October 7, 1893, commencing at 9 o'clock a. m., for the grades of clerk and carrier in the city post-office. Only citizens of the United States can be examined. The age limitations are as follows: For carrier, not under 21 nor over 40; for all other positions, not under 18 years.' No application will be accepted for this examination unless filed with the undersigned in complete form, on the proper blank, before the hour of closing busjness on September 28, 1893. The Civil Service Commission takes this opportunity of stating that the examinations are open to all reputable citizens who may desire to enter the postal service, without regard to their political affiliations. All such citizens, whether democrats or republicans, or neither, are invited to apply. They shall be examined, graded, and certified with entire impartiality, and wholly without regard to their political views, or to any consideration save their efficiency, as shown by the grades they obtain in the examination. For application blanks, full instructions, and information relative to the duties and salaries of the different positions, apply at the post-office to Secretary, Board of hxaminers,