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Thomas Guiñan, an aged inmate of the county house, died Monday. New stamps with more varnish on them have been received at the post office. The St. Andrew's Christmas festival will be held Monday afternoon in Harris hall. The next meeting of the Unity club, tomorrow evening, with a musical program. For Christmas drinks send your orders to the Ann Arbor Brewing Co. Phone 101. The December number of "Hard Times" is a slick, fat looking publication for one named as it is. Bottled Export and Lager makes a pleasant drink. Always on hand at Ann Arbor Brewing Co. Phone. IOI. The Y. M. C. A. make some of their Sunday hours pleasant with an orchestra, mostly of their own number. The council has receded from its recent purpose to order the main sewer on Depot street pried up to grade. Have either a case of Ann Arbor Brewing Co. Export or Lager or both, on hand to treat your friends, Christmas. County Treasurer Elect Rehfus has taken the oath. It was just a plain, everyday oath, without frills, "scallops" or gingerbread work. Prosecuting Attorney Elect, Randall, and Attorney Frank A. Jones, will occupy the office in the opera house block vacated by Lawrence & Butterfield. There will be a public instrumental concert, Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at eight o'clock in Frieze Memorial hall - School of Music. Admission free. Deputy Robert Bell, of Dexter, carne to the city, Tuesday, and flung Thomas Crommer into the county dungeon, for acting as though he owned all there was in a drug store. Rev. C. A. Young will preach at the Church of Christ next Sunday morning on a subject suggested by a line in one of Whittier's poems: "Christ as ijhis own best evidence." There will be no preaching at night. ■ Edward McMahon has been appointed special policeman at the opera house. His duties will be to attend all the shows, free, and snatch the yahoos who hiss a meritorious performance, just to be mean. The December number of the Michigan Alumnus is received, and contains much information of interest. Among other articles of special interest are: " Kraternity Life at the University," "Three Football Victories," and "VVith University Men." lts editorial pages are also attractive. At the election of officers in the Webster Law society on Wednesday evening the following result was reached: Pres., [. G. Arbeiter, B. L., of 111.; vice-pres., J. T. Flint, of Mich.; sec, Henry Ed. Nothaub, B. Sc; treas., W. A. Spill, of Ohio; critic, C. V. Kimball, of Iowa; marshal, L. E. Mahan, of Cal. The Royal Arcanum today paid $3,000 to the widow of the late Mr. Kneip, that being the amount of insurance he held in that society. During the past twelve months this society has paid $12,000 in benefits to heirs residing in this city, while only $3,000 has been paid out in assessments. - Times Ypsilanti T.ocal. Lecturer Applebee, in his discourse on George Eliot very aptly sums up his estímate of that novelist: "In her later works she pays too much attention to philosophical and moral teachings, her stories are not so free and spontaneous. George Eliot is, however, oneof the greatest ornaments to womanhood God has ever created. Her gentleness as a writer is only surpassed by her goodness as a wonian." In some manner the report was spread last week that a teacher of the fourth ward school had been called home by the death of her mother, in Saline. It got into one of the newspapers, and the school teacher was much surprised to learn that she had been called home on such a sad occasion, and went to the newspaper to disclaim her absence on account of her mother's death; also to disclaim that her mother was dead. The editor was not in, but an attaché who was present was positive that there must have been "something in it," and was not convinced otherwise when the lady took her leave. But neither the teacher nor her mother believes a word of itj lleinliardt's Shoes Save $ fê Wilson & Lakins have opened a aarber shop on State street. Ann Arbor Encampment, N'o. 7, [. O. O. F., elects officers tonight. Every member is requested to be present. Word is said to have been received frora P. G. Sukey, to the effect that matters are looking so well for him that he expects to be at home by New Year's. The ladies of Arbor Hive will hold their next two regular reviews on Thursday evenings, December 28th and January d, for election and installation of officers. At Grand Rapids, Tuesday, Judge Haggerty dismissed the cases against William Burns and Stephen Keegan, of this city, charged with complicity with Edward Burns in a burglary. The Song Journal for January will contain biographies of Profs. Stanley, Jonas Cole and others, together with an account of the dedication of the Columbian organ. It is edited by J. P. Wilcox, of Detroit. The Unitarian, for December, publishes the articles of Judge Harriman, Prof. B. A. Hinsdale and Prof. I. N. Demmon and others, in its account of the William Gullen Bryant anniversary, recently held in this city. David Murrey, of Salem, is only io years oíd, but he can tell more about a dynamite cariridge than many boys doublé his age and who have two thumbs apiece. He now has only one and there is a hole in the stove. The remaining indebiedness of 53,000 on the University organ will be wiped out by a series of concerts at popular prices, the entertainments to take place in January and February. The Choral union will particípate. The Ann Arbor Chess club rises up from the table and challenges the Ypsilanti Chess club, to play a mail or telephone game with them. Play it by letter, gentlemen. The ground wire of the telephone might scatter chess in the wheat fields. The courage of the Ann Arbor Chess club to tackle any corner against them is stimulated by its recent victory over the chess club of Council Bluffs after a game begun last July. It was a stoutly fought contest; but Ann Arbor is always bound to win in the long run. Street cars are now running on the new loop line, and we are ïnformed by Gen. Superintendent (hic) Fred Brown, through the Washtenaw Times, that "it seems probable that the citizens of Ann Arbor are about to have a respectable street car service, for the first time." Good "400" society of Detroit is shocked, so it is. The "400" received into its midst and feil on the neck of an English lord. He didn't even possess decency or good manners but the "400" accounted his rhinocerous-like boorishness as the eccentricity of nobility that was refreshing, you know. But now that ne has turned out a mere common hotel dead-beat, the "400" have fainted. We needed money in the past; we need it now, and we shall need it in time to come. All those in arrears to the Argus are therefore warmly invited and urgently requested to come in and settle. In this connection we invite your attention to the article, "Now, Let Others Speak," on the first page, and the one under the caption, "This Demands Consideration," on the editorial page. Do not neglect to read these. They are intended for you. Arbor tent, K. O. T. M., nomínate officers tonight. The marriage of Miss Jeannette Caldwell, '94 lit., to Dr. Charles Louis Mix, of Chicago, will occur at the home of the bride prospective, 3n Willard street, Dec. 27. Dr. J. Lee, of Dexter, while walking to the Central depot, Wednesday evening, stepped on a stone and feil, breaking his leg above the ankle. Dr. Kapp attended Dr. Lee, who was taken to the American and later to Dexter.


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