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Tbree youug meu, after thrfe trials, have been couvicted and fined for disturbing a religions meeting in Augusta. Even tbe nnoonverted may bave their religious trials and convictious. Within the past six months 235 persons have darkened the doors of tbe Washtenaw jail oells, of whom 118 were drunk aud disorderly. There certainly shonld be a change of whiskey iu the "twin cities." Wixorn, Jackson county, receutly pardoned by Pingree as a man near death, provea to have been eating soap daily, to give hiruself the appearanoe of a dying man. This is called by the Washtenaw Times a slick trick. Well, it caused the governor's .indgmeut to slip np, it seems. The Argns notes tbat the anti-saloon league uf Aun Arbor, bas filed charges with the mayor, one of the allegatioos being that a minor, after drinking, attempted suicide. When the liquor is so bad as to drive a mau to suicide, it is time for the autborities to ioterfere aud demand better grades. Torn Biddle, of York, Washtenaw, is carrying a load of shot iu his shonlder, accidentally placed there by his brother. He never did balauce well in swimraihg, and tbe charge will be left iu for a siuker. Probate Judge Newkirk, of Ann Arbor, was last week presented with a percussion shell, picked np on the battlefleld of Gettysburg, Remembering the gift recently made to him, of a "Royal egg plant of Borneo," His Honor eycd it with suspiciou, and tried it in the n're before accepting it, to discover whether it would give foitb a smell like the vital organ of a beeve that had died of heart disease. Asoertaining that it was all right, the curiosity was placed in the probate curio collection.


Ann Arbor Argus
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