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The Hallowe'en Disturbance

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Hallow'en was celebrated here in regular oíd fashioned style. In the earlier hours of the evening the small boys wereout, throwing gravel and stones. Later the students came out in force, built a monster bonfire in the campus, egged the street cars, threw stones through the plate glass of private residences, demolished all the loose property in the campus, going so far as to tear down the tooi shed to make fuel for the bonfire. The mayor and president of the council were out of the city, and the marshal had been suspended by the mayor, so that the pólice force had dwindled down to two. The officers, with a sheriff and a deputy sheriff, went up to the campus shortly before 12 o'clock. Previous to that time the street cars had stopped running, owing to obstructions thrown on the track. The crowd refused to disperse, simply jeering the officers, and proceeded to drag a wagon onto the bonfire. Two of the students were arrested, hustled on board the car, which started down town at a rapid rate, pursued by a howling mob of 500 or 600 students. The car was stormed, nearly all the lights in it being broken. No one on the car, however, was hit. The mob fïlled the streets near the, and two more of the students were arrested. It was not until after 3 o'clock that one of them was bailed out. The students arrested gave the names of Fred Edwards, Edward Smith, Wiliam Jackson and John Simpson. These are all aliases. There were one medical student, one law and two literary students under arrest. The nextafternoon the students were ïned $10 and $8.20 costs each, excepting Edwards, who got off with 58. 20 costs. The fines and costs were paid. During the night a stone was through the glass in Nickels' 'hall, where a party was being ;iven. Miss Mamie Bliss had her neck filled with powdered glass. Among the private residences which ïad large windows broken were those of L. H. Clement, J. C. Watts and Stimson's.


Ann Arbor Argus
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