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The city street scrapers are geting in their good and perfect work. A city official was seen riding a ricycle on the sidewalk yesterday. 'o arrest. Luick Bros. have the contract for i new soda water counter for Goodyear & Co. Koch Brothers have the contracts :or the mason work on eight buildngs already this season. The Lyra Maennerchor had their First rehearsal last evening, their new music having just arrived. The new automatic telephone will be on exhibition in the board of public works office next week. Mrs. C. A. Wright has contracted for the building of three houses on Hill street, in the Hill addition. Alderman A. P. Ferguson is putting up a fine frame barn on his lot un Beakes street for his roadster. Herbert Randall has received the order to furnish 150 Yale students photographs from his New Haven gallery. John R. Miner has been appointed y the finance committee to examne the books of the city clerk and xeasurer. Inspector General Haynes, of Port Huron, put the Light Infantry 3oys through a searching examina:ion, Wednesday evening. This evening a supper will be iven in the M. E. church parlors for the benefit of the Germán Methodist church. The members of Zions church will worship in the High School hall Sunday and the following Sundays until their new edifice is completed. Dr. J. L. Pose and friend were fishing on Wednesday and returned home so loaded down with fish that their neighbors enjoyed fish suppers. Rev. A. N. Craft, D. D., of the Euclid avenue M. E. church, of Cleveland, will occupy the pulpit of the M. E. church, in this city, next Sunday. Mrs. Julius Nimz was arrested yesterday afternoon by Officer McCabe for being drunk on the streets. She had to be taken to the jail in a hack. She has a husband and two small children. Yesterday the Misses Mattie and Minnie Drake received a warrant from the grand lodge of Knights of Honor for $1,000 each, due them on the death of their father. Aid. Prettyman, chairman of the ordinance committee, announces that he will strive to have the ordinances revised at once, so that they may be published. This is a move in the right direction. Next Sunday evening at 6:15, Miss 3en Oliel, of Jerusalem, will speak n the Methodist church on "Mis;ion Work Among the Jews." It is loped that the Young People's soneties of the city will attend. All ire invited. The streets around the court nouse ought to be sprinkled. The business men pay for having the streets sprinkled in front of their premises, only to find that the dust which reaches their places of business from the unsprinkled streets around the court house lawn is so stifling that it could be no worse if they didn't have the streets sprinkled at all. Rev. A. N. Craft, of Cleveland, will preach in the M. E. churcli, this cit}', Sunday morning anel evening- M. C. Peterson has been appointed deputy United States marshal. A well deserved appointment of a good officer. Mrs. C. M. VVright, on Wednesday, let the contract for three new houses to be built on Forest ave. to Jacobus & Son. The houses will cost about $2,500 a piece. J. B. Corliss, the represntative of the bond holders of the Ann Arbor Electric street railway company, arrived in the city last evening to consult with the stockholders. Good results are to be hoped for from this meeting. On May i4th next, Mr. James Wilson, of this city, will have been a resident of Michigan for sixty years. He came from Pennsylvania to Michigan in 1834 and settled in Monroe. After a residence there of fifteen years, he came to Ann Arbor where he lived until 1860 when he returned to Monroe. Then in June, 1882, he once more moved to Ann Arbor where he has since resided. On Satúrday night a forcé of sixteen men, under charge of Superintendent Hutzel, systematically cleaned out the water pipes of the city by opening all the blow-offs and fire hydrants. All the iron sediment which has been precipitated from the lime has been cleaned out, and the water is now as clear as a crystal, and general compliments have been paid the company for its work. J. E. Beal and Evart H. Scott, of the city boaid of educatlon, were in Toledo Thursday getting pointers upon the work, management and aims of the Manual Training school of that city. This is done, we understand, with the view of a possible move in the direction of incorporating some manual training work into the curriculum of the public schools of Ann Arbor. The results of their visit will be given to the board at its next meeting. The report of J. T. Jacobs Camp, No. 90, Sons of Veterans, to División Surgeon Jas. A. Mabbs, Holland, Mich., is as follows: No. of members mustered, 70; in good standing 14; state militia, 3; able to bear arms, 14; over 45 years of age, 1; oldest member, 47; average age of all members, 24; married, 4; unmarried, 10; lawyers, 1; merchants, 2; farmers, 2; clerks and bookkeepers, 3; mechanics, 1; printers, 2; students, 2; skilled laborers, 1; musicians, 3; cases of sickness, 1. Friday, April 27, has been designated by Governor Rich as Arbor Day, and he urges its observance by planting trees, shrubs and flowers. He urges the school children especially to co-opéWYfe in its observance, and hopes the teachers will see to it that the children are interested, and says: "To incúlcate a love of the beautiful in nature should be a pleasant duty for the teachers in our public schools,, and it is further recommended that the exercises in our schools upon that day be of such a character as will impress its beneficent object upon the minds of 'the pupils." - Nottingham Lace Curtains from ! Si. 25 to $5.00 per pair. Irish Point Curtains from $5.00 to $15.00 per pair. Swiss Curtains from $5.85 upwards per pair. Genuine Brussels Curtains from $10.00 to $15.00 per 1 pair. Chenille Curtains from $2.75 I to $18.00 per pair at Martin Haliler's. Cali and look them over be1 fofe you buy.


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