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The Y. M. CA. state convention opened last evening. H. J. Brown will fill the orders of the U. of M. hospital for the coming year. It is spoken of as " the Japanese war." Why, who are the Japs fighting with ? " It is estimated that only about 87,000 of us will come under the operation of the income tax law. The Chelsea town hall has a new furnace in place of the former refrigerater, which pretended to discharge the functions of a furnace. Wm. W. Wedemeyer was unanimously re-elected a member of the board of county school examiners, for the next two years, by the board of supervisors, Wednesday afternoon. The new two cent stamp, made by the government instead of manufactured by contract as hitherto, are now on sale at the post office. Ann Arbor is one of the first offices to offer them for sale. Ex-Ald. Dan Ross has a new boy at hishüuse. The Light Infantry give a party next Monday evening. , Zion chhTeived S450 for the darnage by lightning to its new steeple. Th? l6th Michigan Infantry will hold its annual meeting in this city, October i8th. Hon. Joseph T. Jacobs attended a meeting of the Board of Indian Commissioners, at Mohawk Lake N. Y., this week. Miss Rena Stofflet won a gold watch as first prize in a half-mile bicycle race in Tecumseh. Elmer Stofflet also won a gold watch. Mr. Vee Calhoun and Miss Mary Webber were married on Tuesday evening, at the residence of the bnde's brother on West Liberty street. Our own redoubtable Gil Snow, ex-alderman from the third ward, has gone back into the livery business again, having bought out H. Kittredge. Mrs. L. H. Stone, of Kalamazoo, addressed the ladies' mission of the Unitarian church yesterday afternoon. Subject: Liberal Thought in Literature. The state session of the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star is in progress at Grand Rapids. Several members from Ann Arbor are in attendance. The fruit commissioners of Lima will inaugúrate a war of extermination against the black-knot and jaundice in peaches The axe will be laid at the root of every tree affected. The name of the station called " County-house," down on the Central, has been changed to "Eloise," the railroad authorities deeming that "a rose byanother name" would not smell as badly. Archie Cali, taken out of Adrián jai 1 and adopted by Charlie Pratt,who thought to make a man of him. has skipped, taking along part of his benefactor's cash, and all of his confindence in human gratitude. The new dog license became operative Tuesday. All dogs running at large in the city without a license collar will be disposed of according to the recently enacted ordinance. Take care of your puppies. Dudes are not included, as they all " weah collahs." The reopening of the First M. E. church will occur next Sunday. For three months the church has been undergoing repairs and enlargement, but it is now ready for use. Dr. Cobern will preach, and Professor Stanley and a large chorus will tike charge of the singing. Stephen Harvey, a lazy young rascal, has been sent to the house of correction for vagrancy. Too lazy to work, he ate up the food neighbors had sent his sick mother, to keep her from starving. VVhat, ho! transiators! and is there really no "ironworks" in the future? A Whitmore Lake farmer, named Nelson, aged 42, has never save once ridden on a railroad train; then he came to Ann Arbor. Nelson is neither poor nor stingy, but has no use for a railroad. Dime museum men want to get him, at a good salary, but he won't go. " Who is the successor of Dr. Holmes as the best known living American author ? " inquires the Dayton Herald. Well, for the life of it the Argus can't teil. If it knew for certain that E. F. Johnstone, author of Johnstone's Ann Arbor poems, had not yet been killed, the answer would be easy. The Chelsea Standard speaks of the march of the Salvation Army upon Ypsilanti " to wage war upon the devil," and adds: " They will find that they have taken a large contract." This is what the Argus thinks but refrains from saying, as Ypsilanti is a little "touchy" about what is said of her at the county seat. At Scio, Thursday evening, Oct. 18, John P. Kirk and F. Grove Campbell will address an out-door meeting. A bonfire will cheer the occasion, lighting up the faces and hearts of the faithful and typifying the awful end of republican high tariff misleaders, when their accounts have been checked off for the future. Through some inexplicable oversight the Argus, Tuesday, failed to note the game of foot-ball between the U. of M. and ürchard Lake football teams. However, it was " for blood," and blood was shed, and the result of the game was a tie - 12 to 12. There were some eyes bruised, noses skinned, and other evidences of a mob fracas, but none of the injuries were serious, and both sides displayed evidences of happiness and assault and battery. ! Walter Robins, for gram stealing, has been bound over. i A drunken utnbrella mender was Í arrested at Ypsilanti, Tuesday, and i "shoved up." Koch & Henne have the contract for the store furnishings of E. V. Hangsterfer's new store. The decorating will be in thehands of Chas. F. Stabler. The ninety-five cent excursión to Detroit from this city will be on Saturday, October 20, instead of Oct. 26, as the type made the Argus say last weeic. The funds of the excursión will be for the benefit of ; the Soldiers' Monument fund in Ypsilanti. The Courier asserts that C. F. McKinstry 's " genial face " will be found "in the southwest corner of the court house for the two years following January 1 next." Why Mr. McKinstry should desire to idle away a couple of years in the southwest corner of the court house is strange. Then, too, he is iiable to be stepped on by the register of deeds. Prof. Maxwell, of the University, has this week been lecturing to the gradúate and senior laws on "Medical Jurisprudence." An autopsy will be held tomorrow rnorning. It is understood that the fruit prophet is dead, and the autopsy will be conducted over his remains. He is thought to have contracted a grape seed in the vermiform appendix. Concerning his demise there is universal regret that it was postponed so long. Recent explorations near Babyion prove by the translation of tablet records that the human race is a thousand years older than the heretofore received date accepted by bible scholars. Thus the antiquity of man is being shoved further and further into the eternity of the past. Iï an Ypsilanti drunkard should fall into an old well, which should atterward be filled up, geologists of an hundred years henee will reason by the courses of brick that the bones were at least 10,000,000 years old. The opening entertainment of the Inland League series will be given next Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p. m., at the Church of Christ. It will consist of a "Greeting Social," tendered by the League to the members and their friends. Admission will be free, and it is hoped that a large number will attend this opening social. A fine musical and literary program has been arranged, and a pleasant time is prornised. Refreshments will be served to those desiring them at 15 cents each. An excursión will be given from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti to Detroit Saturday, October 20th, 1894, for the benefit of the Ypsilanti Soldiers' Monument fund. Round trip tickets from Ann Arbor, 95 cents; round trip tickets from Ypsilanti, 80 cents; children's round trip tickets from Ann Arbor, 50 cents; children's round trip tickets from Ypsilanti, 40 cents. Special train will leave Ann Arbor at 7:30 a. m., Ypsilanti at 7:45 a. m.; Detroit to return at 5 p. m. Tickets sold at these stations that morning. One year ago the new Bay View Reading Circle was launched. It had a shorter, lower priced and more modern course than the Chautauqua Circle. Instantly it met with popular approval and at the end of five months was in use over much of the country. The new course for 1894-5 is just out, and is said to be even finer than the first. The four aooks and monthly magazine, which constitute the course, cost only $3, and the three great subjects to be studied - France, Social Reform, and Art - promise tu be as useful as they are sure to be enjoyable. A reader of the üay View Course will at the end of a few years have a useful body of classified knowledge which the desultory reader never has. J. M. Hall. Flint, Michigan, is the person to address for circulars of information. Tuesday night George Wi son, colored porter of the Cook house, undressed for bed with no foreboding of evil to betide him, and turning to put back the bed covers, there lay the skeleton of a huge lobster. He uttered a Senegambian whoop and fled like an ibex to an other room and "fo' de Lawd" he could not be induced to return till the porter from below had removed the ugly looking bedfellow from the room. No lobster for George, at least not for a bedfellow.