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John Schneider, jr., will build a brick store on West Washington street. Joshua Laraway,of Northfield,has purchased a traction engine of M. Staebler. , Robert Kendall, of Geddes avenue, is the happy father of a lo-pound daughter. Remember the masquerade of the Ann Arbor Rifles, Thursday evening at the rink. Prof. Emil Baur reports that the buds on fruit trees have not been injured yet. Frank Wetherbee, of Gott street, mourns the loss of his horse, which died last week. The Orientáis of Arbor Tent will have a banquet on Wednesday evening of next week. A Hatchet social will be held Thursday evening in the lecture room of the M. E. church. Admission 10 cents. Robert Tisdell is spenriing ten days in jail to pay for being drunk. Justice Bennett decreed the payraent. According to the Washtenaw Times the eleven o'clock motor on the Ypsi-Ann line makes six trips a day. "The Theatre Weighed in Silver Balances" will be the topic in the M. E. church next Sunday evening. Questions are invited. The organ of the First Baptist church will be thoroughly overhauled - blessed as it were - by P.-of. Blessing, of Buffalo, N. Y. Louis, infant son of Rev. Henry F. Shier, of Whittnore Lake, died Saturday of congestión of the brain, aged two years. The funeral services were held yesterday. A very fine Burns Anniversary entertainment has been arranged for Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. Robert Campbell, under the auspices of the Caledonian society. The Ann Arbor Rifles have always made a feature of their humorous parade on Washington 's birthday. It is said that the newfeatures of the parade this year will be very funny. Dr. Charlotte Fitzgerald has been appointed Supreme Medical Examiner of the Supreme Hive, L. O. T. M. This is the highest medical office in the order of the Lady Maccabees. A man was recently discharged from the University hospital whose heart was on the right side of his body, but that wasn't what took him to the hospital. He wouldn't let a little thing like that'bother him. The Municipal club meets this evening in McMillan hall to elect officers. The club has slumbered securely since the last spring election. It now seeks to give' another opportunity for politicians to use it in the coming spring campaign. A Union meeting of all the Young Peoples Christian societies in the city will be held next Sunday evening in the audience room of the Presbyterian church, at 6:15 p. m. sharp. D. W. Lynn, secretary of the Students' Volunteer movement will have charge of the service. There will be no regular review of Arbor Tent on Friday evening, but instead there will be public exercises and speaking in their hall. The leading speaker will be Maj. N. S. Boynton, great record keeper. All Maccabees of Ann Arbor and vicinity with their ladies and friends are invited to attend. A large auction sale will be held on the Henry Paul farm in Pittsfield, on the gravel road, Friday at ten o'clock, when three teams uf horses, eight cows, twelve pigs and a very large quantity of farming utensils will be sold. It will be a great auction. The. silver anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rogers took place Saturday afternoon and evening. Relatives and friends from Saline, Manchester and Bridgewater, and many acquaintances from the neighborhood were present and all had an enjoeably time. Many valuable presents were received from friends and relatives. George Eaton carne near osing his left arm in Pittsfield last Friday, while working around a buzz saw. While rising from a stooping pasture, his arm came in contact with the saw, which cut a gash so deep that the doctor told him his arm would have had to have been amputated if the wound had been an eighth of an inch deeper. Mrs. VVm. L. Frank, of the Germania, was happily surprised Sunday afternoon by the appearance of Mrs. Herman Hutzel, Mrs. Wm. Allaby, Mrs. John Burkhardt, Mrs. Jacob Laubengayer, Mrs. John Heinzeman of ihis city, and Miss Annie Girard, of Grand Rapids, the occasion being Mrs Frank's birthday Many valuable presents were received from her friends. Sunday, February 18, i894,seems to have been a day of anniversaries. Mrs. Titus F. Hut.el, of 8r West Huron street, entertained Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Herz, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hutzel, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.L. Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene K. Frueauff, Misses Emilv Gwinner and Lizzie Brehm, in honor of the 39th anniversary of her husband's birthday. About twenty of the Lyra Maennerchor club serenaded the party. August Mezger, who for the past ten' years has skirmished the country for traffic in this locality, and who perhaps is as well known for his genialty as any commercial traveler thatcomes this way, has sent out notice to his many friends that he will have a grand opening of his new place of business (The Alhambra) on Feb 22nd. Quite a delegation from Ann Arbor will be present in Toledo on that occasion. The invitations read: "You are cordially invited tobe present, assuring you a warm reception. Huron Council,No. 402, National Union have elected the following officers: Ex-president, Frederick G. Novy; president, T. C. Trueblood; president, S. W. Beakes; speaker, Geo. Hempl; secretary, John Baumgardner; financial secretary, George Haller; treasurer, Wm. R. Price; chaplain, Ernest A. Clark; usher,M. Staebler; sergeant at arms, 2. G. Taylor; door keeper, Newton j. Felch; medical examiner, Dr. D. A.MacLachlan; trustees, M. Staebler, . W. Beakes and H. VV. Hayes; enate deputy, J. B. Dowdigan.