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Why does Palmer make the race? Well, that is no mystery. So that he will get a place In the next school history. Kenny & Quinlan have recently sent a bath room outfit to H. M. Taber at Jamestown, N. D. The high school faculty give a reception to the high school students this evening, f rom 8 to 10. Wurster & Kirn have torn down their old blacksmith shop opposite the city offices in order to put up a fine new brick building. A ñnruber of Sid Martin's friends had an enjoyable time last Friday in celebrating the 18th anniversary of that'young gentleman. George Wadhams, son of Truman Wadhams, fell out of a tree while playing on Thursday of last week, and dislocated both of nis wrists. Those children of St. Andrew's Sunday school, who have not yet obtained lesson papers, may do so by applying at Harris hall on Saturday. Next Sunday is "Rally Day" at the Presbyterian church and Sunday school. It is hoped that all members will make a special effort to be present. Another cigar factory is to be added to the oity's industries. L. W. Lapp will be its proprietor and it will be located at 22 N. Main st. upstairs. The Baptist Young People's Union excursión from this city to Detroit to morrow has been declared off, as the Michigan Central would not give them rates. The management of the Light Infantry arrnory would like to rent it for political meetings and invitation dancing parties. They do not intend to ren it for public dances. The union service for next Sunday evening will be held at the Methodis ohurch, at 7 :30 o'clock. Prof. F. C. Goodrich, of Albion college, will deliver his lecture " A day in Jerusalem. " Mrs. John R. Miner has presented 14 volumes to the Young Men's Christian Assooiation library. A prohibition county mass convention will be held in the court house tomorrow at 2 o'clook, to nomínate a county ticket. Three more now bonses are to be erected in the city. Koch Bros. received the contracts for their foundations last week. The A. A. L. I. is talking of having a drill corps. It is a good idea, boys, push it along. It is thought that out of 86 members a corps of 24 or 32 could and should be organized. "Railroad Jack" was in town again Saturday and talked to a small crowd on the corner of Main and Hurón st. It was pretty cold work for his audience, whatever it was for hirn. Dr. Chauncey M. Depew, who has been engaged to lecture at university hall some time during October in the S. L. A. nourse, will also make several republican speeches about the state. The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian Association ha9 decided to give an entertainment on Hallowe'en night and a committee has been appointed to make further arrangements. The Ann Arbor Railroad depot at Dundee was entered by burglars Thursday night of last week and $5.20 in change was taken. The ticket case was broken open, but its contents were left untouched. The Argus acknowledges with thanks the recoipt of a copy of tbe "New ü. of AI. Waltz" by Edna A pel. The music is published by Ignaz Fischer, Toledo, Ohio, and is on sale at all music stores. Since the death of Charles Spoor. only two charter members of Golden Rule Lodge, No. 159, F. & A. M., are left alive. They are George H. Rhodes, of this city, and James R. Webster, of Detroit. At chapel in the high school Tuesday the announcement was made that Miss Sliza Cady, daughter of our townsman, C. H. Cady, had been appointed teacher f elocution at the high school, viue Mrs. Trueblood. resigned. The Young Women's Christian Assoiation gave a pleasant "at home" to beir friends on Thursday evening of ast week. A large number were presnt who enjoyed the musical program nat was given, immensely. The bicycle is a serious problem at ae high school. The halls and cloak ooms are large, but the stone porch on ae west side is not commodious The vheels fill all the available space and re a considerable source of annoyance. The Ypsilanti reporter of the Evening Times insinuates that "Railroad ack" is no hammock rider at all and ïat his only use for a hammock is to ap for his game in making people beeve that he goes through all the adentuies he recounts. . The different branches of the üddfelows in this city have unired in leasng the entire third floor of the Hening block for a period of ten years. üxtensive alterations will be begun at nee which will result in their having s fine and commodious lodge rooms as ny in Ann Arbor. Charles Leonard, died at his home n N. Fifth ave., Sunday night, after lingering illness of consumption. 'he funeral services were held Tnesday ïorning aud the remains were intered in the Fifth waid cemetery. His widow, father and motber, two sisters nd a brother survive him. Dr. Charles P. Unterkircher and Ylrs. Fannie C. Heller, both of Saline, were married at the residence of the ride's parents, Rev. and Mrs. Wm. E. Caldwell, No. 5 Willard st., on 'hursday evening, Sept. 17. The wedding was strictly private, the ceremony beiDg performed by the bride's ïatber. Mrs. Pauline Laick, wife of Gottlob juick, of Dixboro. died on Monday morning, aged 45 years. Her husband and three children snrvive her. The 'uueral services were held at the house and at the Bethlehem cbureh in thia oity yesterday morning and were condnoted by Rev. John Nenmann. Bural was iu the Germán oemetery on Jaokson ave. The aunual meeting of the Girls' Friendly Society will be held in Detroit froin October 20 to 28. All assooiates of St. Aodrew's Branch of the society are cordially invited to attetid. Butertaintneut will be provided for them in Detroit dniiDg the conference. The secretary of St. Andrew's Branch will be glad to receive the names of those associates who desire to snon as possible, at 10 Forest ave. The oombin atioD spoken of in the Argus some weeks ago as likely to take plaoe between the Michigan Central jnd Ann Arbor railroad companies, whereby the services of one switch engine woald be dispensed witb, was efEected on Thnrsday of last week. The work is now done for both roads by a cornbination crew and one engine. A new and charra ing song entitled "God protect my little sweetheart.," a lollaby, composed by M. Loesch, bas just been published by J. Fischer & Bro., No. 7 Bible House, New York. Of the many "lullaby songs" which have already been issued, we know of none excelling this one in quaintness of inelody and ingenuity of accornpaninient. It will be snre to please everybody. James S. Barcas, a former well known Ann Arbor boy, and who still has considerable business interests in the city, has jusfc issued a political book entitled "The Boomerang, or Bryau's Speech with the Wind Knocked Out." It is a dialogue, including the full text of Bryan's famous Madison Square Garden speech, with complete answers to each argument by various significant characters. - Times. Mayor Walker has sigued tbe trausieut (rader ordiuauec and it is duw a law of the city. .Martin Adamscheck bad his right hand and fingers badly crushed aud his right foot painfully brnised Monday afternoon by letting a marble slab fall on it. Jonathan Sprague has sold his property at 2t Pontiac st. to John Little, who will take possession Oct. IS and at onoe begin extensiva improvements on the house. The wedding of Harry Close, of Toledo, and Miss Nell Kempf. of this oity, daaghter of Reuben Kempf, is announced for Oct. 8. It will be a church wedding at St. Andrew's. The demócrata of the tenth senatorial district, also the populists and silverites, who met at Jaokson, Tuesday, adjourned without making any nomination, to meet in Aun Arbor, Oct. 6. Anyone having a book belonging to the Ladies' Library, is earnestly requested to return such by Oct. 3, as the library is to be cleaned and all books must be in their places. By order of the Board. Rev. Henry Tatlock, of St. Audrew's church, left Monday evening for Toronto to attend the convention of tbe Protestant Episcopal church, which meet there this week. He delivered the opening sermón of the conventon, also another address. John Baumgardner has the contract to put down a Berea blue flag stone walk on the two fronts of the Masonic block. The walk is 14 feet wide and 8i) feet long on N. Main st., and 12 feet wide and 142 feet long on W. Euron st. Tt is to be completed by Nov. 1. Tbe sheriff 's sale of the fnrniture and other effects of the Delta Tau Delta house on tbe court house square last Saíurday attracted a large crowd of people. The goods were taken by several local merchants to satisfy claims amounting to about $300 made by the fraternity last yeac and left unpaid. Tbe republican legislative convention for the soutbern district of Washtenaw was held at Saline on Tuesday. The narnes of John K. Campbell, of Augusta, and George Rawson, of Bridgewater, were preseuted to the convention. Mr. Campbell was chosen by a vote of 32 to 30. Dr. Leander Pitt Kapp, of this city, was married to Miss Edith Doane, at the home of the bride's parents, in St. Louis, Mich., on Wednesday of last week. Miss Ruth Kapp, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid. Many rich and beautiful presents were given the couple, ho left directlr for IS'ew York where they will remain a couple of months while the doctor takes a course of lectures. McClure's for October will have a paper on Li Hung Chang by the Hon. Chester Holcombe, wbo is the author of an important book on China, "'The Real Cbiuaman," vas for years interpreter, Secretary of Legation, and ing Minister of the United States at Peking, China, and was brought into close relations with the Viceroy. The paper will give his personal observations of Li Hung Chang's heroio labors for the advauoernent of China. It will be fnlly illnstrated. John G. Benton, of Jackson county, was here Mouday on a charge of horse stealing. He sold a horse to John VV. O'Rftill.Y, who now lives in Ann Arbor, the payment to be made in installments. Oue or two dollars rernained iimpaid when O'Reilly moved to this city. Mr. Benton od the advice of a Jackson lawyer came and took away the horse with the result that he was arrested for horse stealiDg. The case was settled out of court, Benton giving up the horse and paying costs. - Times. A red, white and bine entertainment and ball will be given at the old armory hall, Monday, Sept. 28, under the management of W. H. Fields, who so ably conducted the arrangernents for the cake walk and ball of the Lucullus Social Club of the nolored Knights of Pythias lodge, July 81. The first part of the program will consist of a grand conoert by tbe Riley Brothers, of Cleveland. Following the concert will be a grand ball, musio for wbich will be furnished by tbe Riley Bros. Quadrille Baud of flve pieces. Únder the heading of "A New Dauger to Public Health,1' the state board of health has issued a circular urgiug physiciatis to guard cases of mild sore tnroat, in many of whicb. it is claimed the LoefSer, or diphtheria bacillns, is j present. A dangerons communioable disease similar to dipbtheria, hut in which the Loeffler bacillus is not fouud, is said to be known to pbysicians aud bacteriologists The board tberefove, urges upon the ruedlical fraternity tbe necpssity for carefully guarding all cases of sore throat. One of our worthy aldermen is out $5 and costs as the result of a warru discussion over the "gold and silver" question. He is an out aud out silver man and was arguing the question with some friends when a fellow who claimed to be a gold republican, put in his oar. No one seems to know how it carne about, but tbe two men were suddenly engaged in a flstic combat and tbe "gold bug" has got a black eye. He had the alderman arrestad aud it oost that gentlemen f 5 to keep the mater from coming to trial. The yonng people of the First Baptist church gave a reception to the high school students, at the parlors of the cburch, Monday eveniug, which was highly successful and greatly enjoyed. The parlors were nicely decorated and presented a cheerful, homelike appearance. The evening was spent in listening to a well prepared program, ainong the numbers of which was an address of welcome by Rev. T. W. Young, an instrumental duet by the Misses Minnie Davis and Rena Stofflet, a general good social time, games and bountiful refreshments. The affair broke up shortly aftor 10 o'clock. Prof. and Mrs. R. S. Copeland arrived home from their Europeau tour Wodnesday. While there the doctor attended the World's Oungress of ! paths, held in London, as a delégate from this country. He also atteuded mauy of the great cliuios held in the European hospitals. The republican convention for the tenth senatorial district met in the court house, Ann Arbor, on Wednesday. It was a very short affair. Andrew Campbell, of Pittsfield, being unanimously chosen as the republican standard bearer for this district at the ooming election. Cards have been received here announcing the marriage at Waterville, Me., Tuesday, Sept. 22, of Ir. Herbert Randall, of this city, to Miss Alice Elizabeth, daughter of Mrs. Henry Allen Sawtelle. They will be at home after üct. 15, at 440 Elrn at, New Haven, Conn. An audience that more than filled the court room listened to Hon. A. W. Ridgway on Friday evening. Mr. Ridgway is a good speaker and his arguments in favor of free silver we presented in a clear and practical manner. At the conclusion of his remarks J. Nelson Lewis made a brief bnt telling speech. Dr. Oliver H. Lau, of Detroit, one of the bondholders of the Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti Electric Raihvay, who, with President John Winters, was mainly instrumental in haring the re-equipment of tno road roade possible, met with a serious accident in Detroit, Monday night. While crossing the Lake Shore railway track on Hastings st. , on his bicycle, be was run down by a freight train and had the bones of both feet badly crushed, the left being worse than the other. He was taken to Harper hospital, where Dr. Dónale! Maclean examined and dressed the injuries.