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The editor sat in his office cold, Whenoe all but hiin liad tled; But he wished that cvery last dead-beat, Was in his grave - stone dead. His mind then wandered far away To tne time when he sh"uld die, And bis loyal editorial soul Go to the sky. When he'd roam the fields of paradise And sjiii o'er jasper s"as, And all things glorióos would combine, His overy sense to please. He thousjht how then he'd look aci'oss The great gulf dark and drear, That yawned between his happy soul And those who swindled here. And when for water they should cali, And in agony they'd caper, He'd shont to tueni: "Just moisten your t'-ngue With the duethat's on your paper." Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Dieteiie on Satnrday rnorning, a boy. Miss Rose Speeohly has bought Henry Stall's new brick house od Ohurch st. The Bach & Butler agency has sold six lots in, the Miller addition within the last 30 days. Frederick J. Schleede has purcbased the residence of Miss Rose Speeohly, No. 21 S. State st., for $3,800. Joe Blackburn, the city dog catcher, had bis dog pound broken into on Sunday night and five dogs were released therefrom. Prof. F. M. Taylor delivered a leoture last evening in Tappan hall before the Slimmer school students on "The money qnestion. " Co. A has cornmenced drilling two nights a week. This will be kept np nntil the boys go to camp at Island Lake next mouth. Some mernbers of the Epworth .League of this city will attend an ice creain social at the residence of M. F. Olernents in Disboro tonight. Miss Florence Potter, of the University School of Musió, has been eugaged to sing soprano in the Congregational ctrarch quartet choir the coming year. Aores of oats were flattened to the ground by the heavy rains of Sunday night. It will make the outting and harvesting of thern a very disagreeable job. The amusement season at the Grand Opera house will be opened Sept. 1 by "The Turkish Bath" company. Manager Sawyer has also booked a numbsr of other fine attractions. Capt. C. H. Manly has filed his bond of 50,000 as city treasurer with the following sureties: Moses Seabolt, David Einsey, John ft. Miner, Fred A. Howlett and Martin M. Seabolt. Henry Bliton ha.s the contract to build a new house for Mrs. Fincham, on E. üniversity ave., opposite the medical building. The contract price is $3,500 and the house is to be completed Oct. 1. Coe & Reed, of the Ypsilanti Commercial, have sold out their respective interests in that paper to Harry Sayles, the evangelist, who has already taken possession. Mr. Coe will soon go to Omaha, Neb., to enter the êmploy of the Nebraska Telephone Co. The Ann Arbor newsboys lost the game of baseball they played with the Jackson boys at Detroit, on newsboys' rally day, Thursday of last week, by a score of 11 to 8. The game was a hotly contested one. Brown and Hartman were the battery for Ann Arbor. At the f ree sil ver state convention held in Lansing, Thursday of last week, O. R. L. Crozier, of this city, was elected oue of the delegates at large to the natioual free. silver convention at St. Louis, Mo. He was also elected a ruember of the state central committee from this district. There is a certain man in Ontonagon who will hereafter be an out-and-ont gold man. He swallowed a silver dollar and it gave him so much trouble that he had to go to the hospital at Ann Arbor to be relieved of it, and now he has no use for the silver standard. - Detroit Free Press. Mrs. Catherine Walsh is baving her house at 53 E. Ann st., reinodeled into a new cue. A new gate has been put in at the w. Liberty st. crussing of the Ann Arbor railroad to take the place of the old oae which had got broken. The three rnonths old ohild of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lanbengayer, of Soio, died on Monday. The funeral was held at the Scio ctiurch yesterday. The celery on the farm of the Ann Arbor Celery Co., just south of the city, is finer this year than ever before and is as far advanced now as it usually is in August. The Williarn st. sewer has been commenced and work on it is being pushed forward. The first digging was done on Monday at the manhole near the Aan Arbor freight depot. Rt. Rev. Arthur C. Coxe, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of western New York, died Tuesday of nervous prostration at the Clifton Springs sanitarium, wbere he was taking treatment. Every man in Aun Arbor is invited tu spend an hour at the Young Men's Christian Association rooms next Sunday afternoon. C. A. Buehlow will conduct the meeting. Subject: "He will come again." The meeting closes at 4 o'clock. Song service begins at 2 :45. Florian J. Muehlig, with Martin Halier, the furniture dealer, returned home from Chicago, Sunday, where he had been attemling the Chicago School of Embalmiüg. He took the regular examination at the end of the term's work and passed a most creditable examination. The supreme court on Tuesday, among other decisions,handed down one affirming the action of the Livingston county circuit court in the case of the Ann Arbor Railroad vs. Beach, involviDg the right of way for the railroad through the defendant's property at Hamburg. The new auxiliary pumping station of the Ann Arbor Water Co., on W. Washington st. . is now doing its share towards supplyiog the city with good water. The new pump was first set going on Saturday night last and it worked admirably, the amount of water pumped by it being fully as large as was expected. Sheriff Judson has this week been payiug off the money received by him from the sale of the Conrath Bros.' effects to the children who bad claims agaiust the absconders for labor. The poor little ones' consternation and tears when they receive ouly a pittance of what they earned is pathetio in the extreme. Thursday, Aug. 27, is Germán Day, and in order to induce people from Detroit to come out here and spend the day Mrs. J. Willard Babbitt has assumed the responsibilty of running au excursión train from Detroit to Ann Arbor, stopping at Dearborn, Wayne and Ypsilanti to piek up passengers. The f are from Detroit and return is $1 and the train will leave that city at 9 a. m. The Ypsilanti local "of : the Evening Times says: "The Michigan Central gardens (Ypsilanti) are now in the aeight of their beauty. On the spot where the cantilever bridge and engine were represented last season Mr. Laidaw has produced the Horseshoe Falis. The flower beds and borders about the rvristing walks are of fine design this year and as usual attraot great attentión :rom the traveling public." Troy, Ohio, Buckeye: "Dr. H. J. Pearson has sold his property in Milten aud will remove with his farnily to Ann Arbor, Michigan. The doctor's many friends regret to see him leave Milton, for he has been active in building up our little village. Tbe many rriends of Mrs. Pearson, who have always held her in the highest esteem, will miss her, as will the school board of which she was a valuable rnember. The Bnckeye wishes them success in their new field of labor." Dr. Pearson is thu father of A. A. Pearson, local repórter on the Washteaw Evening Times. Prof. J. F. Schaeberle, of whom mention was made in ast week's Argus as being about to open a new music store 3ept. 1, at ÜSTo. 8 W. Liberty st. , is a son of A. Schaeberle, of this city, and a brother of the noted astronomer, Prof. Martin Schaeberle. Prof. Schaeberle was formerly a music teacher bere and left Aun Arbor in 1877 to accept a position as professor of musio at Linden Hall Seminary in Pennsylvania, where he resided nutil 1895. For the benefit of his health he spent last fall and winter in South California with his family, and will now make Ann Arbor bis future home. Hero's a big truth from the Eaton Rapids Journal : "The father ho supports an idle boy and encourages him in the idea that in some way he will be able tu get through life well dressed and well fed, is training his son for the penitentiary or the gallows. Even if the boy is too timid or too olever to plunge into crimes, he is looked upon by a majority of the people as a drone who is of no use to the community. Industrious men are reluctant to permit these fellows to associate with their daughters, and their old playmates who are making their way in the world shun their companionship. " A grand concert and hop is announced to be given at the Clifton house, Whitmore Lake, this eveniug. At intervals during the hop the folliowing members of the Ann Arbor Concert Club will appear : Harkins and Granger in Germán and Irish songs and dances, Kenny and Seabolt in doublé clogs and jigs, J. Kenny in Irish jigs, Jones Brothers and Cooper in musical selections, and J. E. Harkins in some of his comio songs. Good music will be provided aud a jolly time is promised. The bill, including care of horses, will be 75 cents. Refreshments will be served at a small extra charge. Tho street lawn in front of Judge Kinne's resideuce, corner S. Fifth ave and E. Huroo st. , is beiug extended. The dentista of the city have agreed to close their offices ou Saturdays at 12 o'clock noem from now until Sept. 1. Prof. Slauson has bonglit the old Fletcher homestead on S. Fifth ave., and is making some mnch needed improvements to it. The Ann Atbor Ligbt Infantry wlll have a regnlation compuny drill and gnard monnting in frout of the conrt house some evening in the near futnre. Paul C. Meyer took tenth place in the Jackson 10-ruile roa'd race. He started from the 45 second rcark and got 3rd time, making the distance in 27-10. Pittsfield has granted the Ann Arbor and YTpsilanti Street Raihvay Co. its franchise. The town boards of Anu Atbor and Ypsilanti will meet tonaorrow, the latter to graut a franchise from the easteru liniits of the city to the Wayne county line. J. F. Schuh will do the piunibiug and fiirnish the gas fixtures i'or Prof. Schaeberle's uew music store ou W. Liberty st. He will also do the plumbing and heating in Philip Duffy's uew house, 23 Lawrence st. A Cartón hot water heater will be used. Sick Benefit Society, No. 2 7. will give an excursión to Toledo next Sunday, leaving Ann Arbor at 7:30 a. m., Pittsfield at 7 :45 and Milan at 8:15, at the low fare uf 75 cents for the round trip and children between 5 and 12 years old 40 cents. At Toledo those who wish to go to Put-in Bay will flnd a steamer waiting for theru. Ou the return trip the train will leave Toledo at 8 o'clock p. in. A small blaze in the bon se ocenpied by Wm. Mason, at 61 N. Fourtb ave., and which is owned by Frod Besimer, gave the fire department a rnn Monday evening. A small pan of gasoline which was being used n cleauiug was placed too close to the stove and exploded. The damage was very small. Ou Tuesday mora ing another little blaze at 40 E. Aun st. , callecl theiu out at ö o'olock. The damage of ?20 was covered by iusarance. Mrs. G. H. Granger, of Bay City, formerly Miss Nichols, of this oity, has presented Mrs. J. Willard Babbitt, of Ypsilauti, with a copy of a "oarritr's oall" to the Ypsilanti S?.utiuel of Jan. 1, 1856. Mrs. Babbitt prizes the newspaper. relie very much and says she regrets exceedingly that the name of Charles Woodrulï, the probable antbor of the beautiful poem, is not affixed to the same - Times. The small fruit growers who allowed their berries to rot ou the viues becanse tbey could not realize 1 per bushei, shonld have tried the home market. There has not been a berry bovgit by residents of Ann Arbor for canuing or other purposes for lèss than $1.50 per bushel. - Courier. That's true, and there are any number of people who would have liked the chance to buy them at $1.25, which would be an advance of 25 per cent on the rate quoted in the Courier's item. Mr. and Mrs. Edtaard Duffy, who are visiting Mrs. Duffy's mother, Mrs. Ellen Galick, of 51 N. Main st. , met with a sad bereavement Monday in the loss of their little 14 montbs old son. The child had the measles some time ago and before it was fully recovered it took cold and had been in delicate health since that time. The fuusral services were held iu St. Thomas' church, Tuesday aftrenoou, and the remains were buried in St. Thomas' oemetery. It is stated that Jack Mausfield, who is now in jail awaiting trial for ruuniug away with 150 belonging to Tucker & Co., the bicycle liverymen, and who was accompanied in nis flght by Miss Kate Staebler, has a wife and two children in Jackson. He has not lived with her since he weut to state prison for horse stealing two years ago. Miss Staebler says she did not know about the former wife, and thought their marriage at Chicago was legal. Prof. M. Ssabolt, of Manistee, son of Moses Seabolt, of this city, hns formed a partnership with Frank E. Lege:, and uuder the firm name of the Ann Arbor Mnsie Co., the geutlemea bave purchased the retail business of the Ann Arbor Organ Co. Ou Ang. 15 the present store room will be abaudoned and the store, No. 21 E. Washington st., together with the secoud floor of the building over Nos. 1 and 23, the Sudworth block, will be occupied by them as their place of busiuess. Duriug last week Willie Becker, the eight year old son of Ludwig Becker, of 1 10 S. Main st. , developed a gen u in e case of lockjaw. He bad been playiug with and handling a nall dead snake which lay in the yard a week ago Monday, and it is supposed that by puttiug bis fingers into liis month some kind of poison was introduced into an uleerated tooth which he had. By Tuesday his jiws were firmly set and a seere case of lockjaw had set in. IDoctors were called in and at one time there were eight medioal men present. Dr. George, who was firsfc summonpd, interested the medical professors, and Profs.Vaughan and Novy and Dr. McGlintock started in to cure the boy by the use of the antitoxin treatmeut of Pasteur, aud the couvulsions were remarkably decreased. In the meantime a faith etire, or Christian scientist, so worked on Mr. Becker's feeliögs that on Friday last Mr. Becker declared that the boy was growing worse instead of better and dr jve the doctors ont with curses. At preseut wriling the bov is still alive.


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