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Rev. H. A. Stonex, rector of St James' Episocpal chnrob, Dexter, die j yesterday, of puenniuoia. He was 76 i years old and bad held pastorales a Lapeer, St. Clair and other points in Michigan. Next Friday the Modern Woodroen of America will give an excursión toJack son and Clark's Lake where a picnic will be held. The fare for the ronnd trip to Jackson is 85 cents with 25 cents additional to Clark's Lake. At a meeting of the directora of the Michigan Furnitnre Co. held Wednesday evening a dividend oE two per cení was declared, payable at once. Witb the dividend of three per cent declared earlier in the year, this aiakes a total dividend of five per cent. Detroit st. is at present receiving a top dressing of fine gravel, probably to keep the macadam in place so that it canuot be wasbed out every time it rains. It was a very poor expendíture of a large amount of money wbeu that street was "macadamized." The Brauti fainily, of Aun Arbor towu, held their rsuniou Wednesday. The family has kept np this onstom for 20 years, missing last year only. The families of Pred Kern, of Ann Arbor, and James M. Stern, of Ann Arbor town, were present at the reunión. The nurnbers furnisbed by Robeit Hunter for the street rennmbering have not proved np to standard aad he has had to vacate his contraot. The job will now have to be relet. There are several parties who want the contraot. Wbat aboat that $90 worth of alurninum that the city has had to go secnrüy for? "Shall the Civil Service Orders be Amended?" is the title of an article frota the pen of General Green B. Raum in the August number of the North Amerioan Review. In it General Rama iasists with ranch force that the civil service system is inconsistent with the genins of onr góvernrnent, and contrary to public sentiment, and regards its present mies as encroachmeDts npon tbe rights and privileges of the peDple of the country. Miss Mary E. Horigan, of Ann Arbor, died in Ypsilanti, yesterday rnorning aged 46 years, from the effeots of an operation for a tumor whioh was perforraed the day previous. Miss Horigan has been a nurse for rnany years and her death will be regretted by rnany. The fnneral will leave Ypsilanti abont 7 o'clock tomorrow and will proceed to Sfc. Patrick's cborcb, Northfield, where the services will be held about 10:30. The remains will be in terred at Northfield. In McClure's Magaine for September will be reprodnced a superb life-cast of the face of Henry Clay, made by John H. I. Browers in 1825, when Clay was 48 years old. It is probably the most real and vivid likeness of Clay in existence, and it has never been published. In the same nnrnber of McOlure's will be reproduced the only portrait evqr painted of Mra. Henry Clay. It also aas never been published. Notes by Mr. Charles Henry Hart will relate the history of the portraits aud the circumstances under which they were prodnced.


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