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There are 1,778 ohildren of sobool age in Ypsilauti, of whom 155 are colored. Two boggieB collided in front of Firemen's hall Taesday eveuing but no damage was done exoept to the buggies. Miss Charlotte Buck, of Ypsilanti, and Superintendent Frank Sooy, of the Fremont schools, were married in Grand Rapids last week. Five blossoms of night blooming oereus opened at Mrs. Enoch Dieterle's on S.Fourth ave,, last Friday n.ght am} were admirad by a uuinber of people: " Corporal Oscar F. Burkhart and Privates Harry aud Reilly, of Co. A, are siok in tbe buspital at Knoxville, but Capt. Granger says their oondition is not serious. A night bloomiDg oerens with flve blossoms opeoed last Friday night at the residence of Mrs. Fritz, of W. Liberty Bt. The sarue plant blossomed onoe before this summer. The great finance anditors for the Ladies of the Maocabees made tbeir quarterly audit of the books of Mis8 Emma E. Bower, Tuesday and found everythiug in flrst olass condition. While Edward Werner, one of the boys who delivers the Eveniug Times, was looking through a drawer, he picked np a revolver whiob. had not been toouhed for tbiee years. It went off and a ball passed througb his left hand. Rev. .7. H. Crooker, of Troy, N. Y., preaobea iu this city at the Unitarian churob Sept. 18 and 25. It is thougbt that he may beoome the pastor of the ohnrcb. He is a gradúate of the Ypsilanti Normal ooilege and of Harvard University. Insurance Cotnmissioner Campbel has addreseed a notioe to eaoh naenuber of the Miohigan Mutual Protective as sooiation, of Detroit, nutifying hin that the assooiation is insolvent, having no assets and liabilities mnoh exceed ing SI, 000; also that he has direoted the assooiation to oease doiug business Times: After an interval of 22 years five sistetH arrived and speut severa days in happy reunión witb Rev. au Mrs. R. L. Williams, 1008 Hill st Mrs. Walter and danghter and Mrs Allen oaiu9 from Oinoinuati, Ohio Mrs. Bsaoh, from Columbus, Ohio, auc Mrs, Kendall and daughter from Phoenix, Arizona. Three of these sis ters are wives of olergymen whose oom bined years of professional and aotive servioes stretoh into a oentury and a qoarter of ooutinuous labor. A. A. Paarson bas been ruade seoretary of the republioan city oommittee, There are 2,984 children of eohool age in thia distriot, a gain of 59 over last year. The Ann Arbor road earned $118,633.55 dnring Angnst, an inorease of over $6,000. George BisobníT, the florist, is building another greau uouse adjoining his present one ou Uuapin st. The Ann AïbiM inail oarirers participated in the parade of the mail carriers of the country in Toledo Labor Day. John Williams, better known as '"Bud," was sentenoed to 15 days in jail Tuesday by Justice Daffy for asísiiulting his wife. The Corjnregationalists of Ypsilanti are holding their Sunday servioes in the opera house, whiJe the Presbyterians hold their services in (Jleary's hall. Justice Duffy on Tuesday sentenued a tramp named James Corwin to 65 days in the Detroit House of Correction for stealing a pair of shoes from Karl Kuhn. Charles Schneider was arrested Tuesday on complaint of his wife, for assault and battery. He pleaded not guilty and his tria was fixed for next Monday. S. C. Randall was eleoted president of the association of the 22ud Miohigan at the reunión in St. Clair last week. The reunión next year will be held in this oity. Emanuel Wagner, of Ann Arbor oity, has thrown his politioal hat into the ring and aunounces himself aoaudidate for the oounty treasurersbip on the demooratio ticket. Nicholas Millar wanta $2,000 damages from the oity for breaking bis leg ou Jau. 23, 1897, by reasou of a defective aidewalk on Miller ave., between Ashley and First sts. The electrio railway will dónate $30 in gold for a cake walk on the fair gronnds Thursday, Sept. 30, to ba divided into three prizes of $15, $10 and $5. No entrance fee is charged and the oontest will be open to the world. On the seventh page of this paper will be found the annua) reports of the president of the Ann Arbor school board and of the principal of the high sohool for tbe year 1897-98, which contains much of interest to a large nomber of oor readers. The Argus has received from Miss Nellie S. Loving, librarian of the public schools, a little booklet entitled Finding List of English Prose Ficïon." The library is being olassified ooording to the Dewey-Cutler system nd the oatalogue is a list of the work of fiotion wbioh are now oompletely classified. The Adriau fair will be held in that ity Sept. 19-23 inclusive. Adrian lways has a good fair and it is a reaonable oonolusion to arrive at that ;his one will be no exoeption to the 'eneral rnle. One thing is oertain and ;hat is there will ba more politioians to ;he sqnare inoh present this year tban ihere were last.which rnay be an additonal attraction. The aunoal festival services for foreign missions will be held in the Bethehem churoh Sunday at 10:30 a. ca., 2 :30 p. m. and 7 :30 p. m. Rev. Mr. Jost, a missionary in tbe Bast Indias, 5ev. Otto Haas, of Detroit, Rev. R. Sohreber, of Grrand Rápida, Rev. J. B. Meister, of Freedorn, Rev. L. Koelbing, of Dexter, Rev. J. Scbweinfnrth, of this oity, and Dr. F. Meyer, of Detroit, and others will aid in conducting the services. . The 25th anniversaiy of the Missionary Aid Society will also be olebrated ia the forenoon. Adrián Telegram : Dr. Fred Palmer, who has been doing service at Camp Algar, retnrued 'to Bronklyn, Jackson county, Monday. The citizens prepared to give hitn a little reception on his arrival, but Dr. Fred, uot caring for aoy demonstration, fooled the people by getting oft' the train at Manchester and getting into town auother way. The doctor is looking weiland healthy, weighins? more than wheu he left. If his condition is an indication of the ourap in whioh he has been, the oarnp must ba well cated for. After a 15 days' farlongh the dootor will return ; to Camp Alger, where he will assume 1 the position of pathologist of the hospital. A ittle daughter was born to Mr. od Mrs. Justin Bullís Tuesday. Mrs. Amanda Bidwell died at her home in Salem laat Thursday night, ged 56 yeaiB. The best place to get yoor letter leads or yonr handbills printed is at he Argus-offioe. Glen V. Mills is giviug the same iDStle for the republican nomination or county clerk that he gives to all fields he enters. Bradley Way, a Bridgewater farmr,was strnck by a wagon tougue a few ay ago aud so badly injured that be ied on Wednesday. He leaves a widw and several ohildren. Editor A. B. Smith, of the Milan jeader, is a candidato for the repnblian nomination for representativa in ;he seoond district. He would make an hoQ68t and oapable legislator. Christian Zahn, who was airested on complaint of his vvife for non-sup)ort, plead guilty before Jastioe Duffy 3atutday and was let off on paying oosts and filing a bond for good behavior for three months. Henry C. Smitb, the repnblioan nominee for congress, has been nnrsing a boil on bis shaking hand, just where ;be thumb of tbe man he shakes bands witb would strike it. This is one of the jeualties of a personal oanvass. Jacob Volland has removed his harness shop to the Cook house blook. He has ooonpied the saine location on Huron st. for 56 yaars, having onoe been burned out in the great fire of 1852, wbioh bnrned a number of business honses on Maiu and Huron sts. Rob Wagner, who had quite a reputaron as an artist while in the univcrsily, has a very striking poster page in the last number of The Criterion, entitlf J "No Nurses, No Antiseptics, No MecHoines, No Mattresses, No Fit Food, No loe, No Pure Water and No Investigation." Justice DofEy awarded Mrs. Mary .7. Tubbs $75.74 in her snit against John Croarkiu, of Dexter, for back freight and oartaga bilis. She olairned $370. This is the first of the suits to oolleot a lars" qaantity of freight bilis whioh Tubbs paid for Dexter merobante, bnt which he had never presented to them. Benjamin Culy, a Scio farmer living on the Dexter road, died Sunday aged 51 years. He was born in Scio where he died and was the last remaining member of a family of six ohildren, none of wbom left any ohildren. He was never married. He was the son of Benjamin Culy who was bom in Bdrland and came to this country in 1835, settling on the farm where his son just died. A lodge of Froe, Aoonpted and Legitiinate York Masons (ooJored) was organizad in this cty Monday nigbt with the following oföoers: W. M., Samuel Baylis; S. W., John A. Freeman; J. W., Oscar L. Jackson ; treasnrer, Stephen Adams; eeoretary, John T. Forohne; S. D , John West; J. D., George W. Gongh; stewards, Milton W. Guy and George A. Craig; tyler, H. E. Johnson. Miss Lois A. McMahon died Saturday morning at 1339 Wasbtenaw ave. She was bom in Manuhester, graduated t'rorn the Ypsilanti Normal in 1870, and for 12 years held a position as instruotor in the Normal ooilege. For tbe past thre9 years she had been taking advanoed work in the university and received her master's degree last June. She was a sister of Mrs. F. S. Gaige, of this city. Miss Phoebe A. Wheelock, of Dixboro, died Sunday of malarial fever aged 64 years. She was the daughter of Robert T. Wheelock who eettled ia tbis county in 1826 and sdrveyed the townships of Salem, Ypsilanti and Superior. She was born in this county,, was an only ohild and resided on the , old homestead where her fatber liverf. Her father died in 1848 and her motber in 1879. The funeral servioes Vfere held ou Wednesday afternon. Andrew Smith.of Ann Arobr town, 1 is tbe possessor of as fine a 15 aore orohard of yonng peach trees as auy the Argus has seen in many a long day and a good deal of liis sncoess with it i is due to bis thorough oultivation o: i the land. Even in June last the or Í ohard save promise of a good yield of i fine fruit and the samples Mr. Smith s left at the Argus office Monday were - a oonvincing fulfillment of that prom ise, so rioh and juioy were they. The school tax in Ypsilauti thia year will be $12,000. G.B. JDtjDlap, uf Ypsilanti, had a bioyole stolen frotn him Tuesday evening. The Scio delegation to the repnblioan ]0 in namber, is solidly anti-Jnóson. J. T. Jacobs & Son will keep their sboe store open till 9 o'olock tonight and tomorrow night. Rev. T. W. Yonng and Profs. Chnte and Montgomery are building a oottage at Portags Lake. Mi. and Mrs. Robert Benttler, of Saline, celebratad tbe golden anniversary of their wedding on Wednesday. The ïaeu's meeting at tbe Y. M. C. A. rooms at 2:45 o'clock Sonday afterDon will be led by Rpv. W. M. Forrest, pastor of Christ chnroh. A oat on tbe Ann Arbor road was braken open Monday night and a dozen snits of fine nnderwear, flannel shirts and stockings were abstraoted. Ann Arbor Lodge, No. 325, B. P. O. Blks, will meet in regular session uext Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. A good class of oanidates is in conrse f preparation for initiation Oot. 5. The University School of Musio will old its examination on Tnesday, Sept. 7, from 8 a. ru. to 12 m. Owing tu je large nnraber of ajplioations it is eqaested tbat all be tbere promptly at :30. The 31st Michigan has earned the ;itle of being one of the best regiments n the volnnteer service, and the boys eera to appreciate the fact. Company A iscomposed almost wholly of men of he Univrsity of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. They are thorongh gentlemen. - Knoxville. Tenn., Times. Reports to the state board of health jow that diarrhea, rhenmatism, neualgia, bronohitis and dysentery, in the rder named cansed the most sickness u Miobigan doring the past week. Consnrnption was reported at 19 plaoes; yphod fever at 62, diphtheria at 17, oarlet fever at 17, whooping congh at 3 and measles at 12. Grass Lake News: A rnmor is onrent here 'that Hank Smith is making be canvass over in southeast Vfasbteaw, wearing an old straw nat and a job-tailed watupns, with a knot hole n the gable of his pants into which is tuffed a wad of straw. At one place ie rúa the wringer aDd helped a woman do two weeks' washing for her ve manths' old triplets. "JSiow, Tommy," said the Sunday chool teacher to a member of the uveuile class, whioh would yon rather )e, the wheat or the tares?" "The ares," answered Tommy. "Why, how an yon say that when you kuow the wheat represents tbe good and the tares he bad?" "'Oh, that's all right," replied tbe preoocious youngster, "the vheat gets threshed and the tares don't."