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Day
30
Month
September
Year
1898
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I ,- Pontiac sends 23 students to the veraity this year. One of the New State Telephones is to be placed in every school in the oity. The Ingham county bar Monday adopted a memorial iü honor of Judge Cooley. Miss Katherine Oberst has been engaged as soprano soloist in the M. E. chnroh this ycar. Itwill oost the city $141.75 to pave the alley in the rear cf Aid. Exinger's store on N. Main st. Mrs. Louise E. Henderson died Monday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Donglas, aged 74 years. William Geistner has sold out his billiard hall to Elmer Stofflet. Nest spring he will go on the road for a tobáceo house. Traffio on the D., Y. & A. A. eleotrio line was sustained for four hours last Friday by a car being derailed in going arouud a curve. Dr. Charles W. Ryan, of Jackson, well known in this city, is now aoting as oompany physioian, having charge of the health of his company. Three Armenians who fled from tbeir native country are registered at the nniversity. When they have flnished their education they will return to the old oountry. The prohibitionists of this oongressional district have nominated J. Wal-' laoe Page, of Monroe, for congtess. W. H. Hanaford is the Washtenawmember of the oongressional oommittee. Miss Ida Qerner died at her home on Madison st,, Monday night of heartdisease, aged 29 years. She had been siok for a long time. The funeral services wete held yesterday afternoon. Last Friday the post office issued money orders amounting to $760. Not unfrequently this sum of money is paid out on orders received here, but it nearly breaks the record on orders sent out. Mrs. Charlotte T. Hill, widow of the late Thomas F. Hill, and a resident of this city for many yearg, died Sunday at Middle Bass Islaud, Lake Erie, where she had spent the suiamer. The fun eral services were held at ber residence on División st, Monday afternoon. Miss Phoebe J. Bullock bas written a descriptiva ruaron entitled "The Re tnrn from Santiago." The pieoe i dedicated to Don A. Stark, Ann Ar bor's hero in the famous battle, and half-tone picture of hiiu as he returned from the war with his badly bent gun appears on the title page. Henry Snearly has opened up a cigar store on Ann st. The fonrth, fifth and sixth grades in the Philip Baoh sohool began work yesterday. The Elks entertained members of the Si Plunkard company at a supper last Priday evening. The Ann Aihor Organ Company has been written uj m Spanish by "The Prestu, " an export jonrnal. It is thouglu ruat State st. will be paved this nest year. It will be if the property owners petition for it. The little danghter of Mr. andMrs. L. Mil Ier, feil f rom the rear poroh of their residence last Thnrsday and fraotared her thigh. Osoar Téssnaer and Henry Frey were fined $3.45 eacb on ooruplaint of Conrad Sohneider Friday for riding bioyoles on the sidewalks on S. Main st. Mr. and Mrs. Charlea H. Woodrnff, of Geddes ave., celebrated their goldet wedding Monday. A large number of relativas and friends were prefeent btiriging mauy presents. The Wöman's Charitábíe' Uhion will meet at Harris hall, Thnrsday, Oct. 6. All who have not renewed mernbership for the year can do so, at tbis mesting. All interested are inyited to be present. Miss Bertha Starr died at the home of Dr. C. Q. Darling, Monday, of peritonitis, aged 19 yeare. Shewas anieoe of Dr. Darling's and had come here f rom Biron, N. Y., for the purposa of attending sohool. Commissioner of Sohools Lister has received returns from 125 ont of 163 school districts in the oounty. Only two had adopt9d free text books, and not a single district has voted in favor of uniform test books. Mrs. Matilda A. Woodmansee, wife of Nathan Woodmansee, of Oswego st., died from paralysis Sunday night, aged 53 years, leaving a husband, a son and a daughter. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Tbe Politioal Equality Club will neet with Mrs. B. A. Hinsdale, 1414 Yasbtenaw ave., Monday, Oot. 3, at o'olook. All ruembers sbonld be resent to arracge the work for tbe rear. All intrested are invited. At the meetinsr of the Methodist üonference in Mt. Olemens, Monday, iev. B. L. MoElroy told of the work he Wesleyan guild is doing for the 600 Methoidst stndents at the uuiversity. Sev. A. W. Stalker and Rev. W. F. Sberidan weie added to the advisory Doard of the gnild. Regent Dean bas instituted prooeedngs against tbe seoretary of state to nave the name of Eli R. Sntton, oandiiate for regent stricken from the republioan state tioket, on the ground bat it was illegally plaoed there by ;be republican oonventiun, there being do vaoanoy to flll. The annnal fall statements of the banks of tb is city show the following deposits: First National, $275,907.14; State Savings, $377,242.72; Farmers & Mechanios, $443,108.49; Ann Arbor Savings, $1,179,663.66. This inakes a total of $2,275,922.01 wbioh representa Ann Arbor's floating wealth. Dr. C. E. Bniohfield, of St. Josepb, brotber of Sam Bnrcbfield, the tailor, of tbis city, was elected seoretary of the Bi-State Dental Association at its annualsession held at Sonth Bend, Ind. Dr. Burohfield is a gradúate of the dental department of the ü. of M. and is getting a growing praotice. He bas many friends in Ann Arbor who wish him suooess. Mrs. Ross Granger will?manage the sohool of dancing in the absenoe of Mr. Grauger. Mr. Anstin and Mrs. Tyl er will assist Mrs. Granger with the classes. Tbe Aun Arbor Athens Theater orchestra, nnder the mangement of Mr. Fred MoOmber, will furnisb mnsio for the opening party next Tnesday evening. Tbe classes will be organized the following Saturday. Courier: A good story is told of a well known dentist wbo bas a big fruit farm not many railes from Aun Arbor. Last Sunday his help oorneied a skunk in a hole in the ground near the bouse. The good doctor, who is a veteran of the oivil war aud quite a marksman, took his revolver to kill the odorons animal. He fired point blank five times, but missed the snarling little brute ! every time. Then be returned to the ! house in disgraoe while the hired help külorl the kunk with a club. Owosso sent five students to the university Monday. A little -girl carne to stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Qeorge Parker Sunday. The tronk checks handled at the Miobigan Central baggage rooms in five days filiad five bnsh9l baskets. The ünitarian society neld a meeting Monday night and by a unanimous vote decided to issne a oall for Rev. J. H. Crooker, of Troy, N. Y., wbo had very acoeptably filled the pnlpit for the past two Sundays. The paving of Main st. was finished Tnesday. The last brioks were laid Monday nigbt, the finishing being in front of the Argos office. The tarring of the brioks was finished Tnesday and the entire street thrown open to the public, muoh to the joy of the business men. The Stndents' Leotnre Course this year ounsists of the following exoellent entertaiuments: James Whitoomb Riley, Rnssell H. Conwell, Gen. John B. Gordon, Boston Temple Qnartet, Oratorioal Contest, George Riddle, Chicago Alumnae Number, innes' Conoert Band, bonrke Coohran. The marriage of Mr. Horton O. Ryan of St. Louis, Mo. , to Miss Minnie Drake took place at the home of tbe bride's motber on E. Hncon st. Weduesday evening in the presenoo of the relatives and intímate friends of the contraoting parties. Rev. Henry Tatlook performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan will reside in St. Louis, Mo. The big car ferry being built by the Globe Iron Co., for the Ann Arbor railway, was launched at the Globe snip yards, Cleveland, O., Saturday. She will be known as Aun Arbor No. 3. The boat is to be used for carrying oars aoross Lake Miohigan, between Frankfort, Gladstone, Menorninee and Manitowoo. She will have a oapaoity of 22 oars. The new vessel will be providod with passenger accommodations and will carry a limited nurober between the points mentioned. Times: A yonng man named Koebier, aged abont 18 years and living on N. Main st, while oleaning a revolver Sunday reoeived the oontents of one cartridge in the center of nis hand. He oouiplained as if the ballet bad lodged over near the thumb. An "X" photograph was taken and when the negative was developed the bullet was found to be looated between the bones leading np to the little and next to the last finger, rnnoh to the surprise of everybody. It was a fine illustration of the value of the Roentgen disoovery. August Molkentbein had $15 in bis bureau drawer Thursday night. Friday morning he oame up ftom down cellar, found the drawer open and $7 missing. He acoussed John Howard a neighbor who had just stepped in. Howard was searohed but notbing was I foand. A warrant was issued for hiru, however, and on examination, two witnesses swore that Howard had not got in the huuse before Molkenthein appeared and aooused him of takiug the money. Howard's iunooence was so clearly established that he was at once discharged. Mrs. Annie Andrus, of Detroit, presiddent of the First District W. C. T. U., addressed the last union series of services for the summer in the Methodist chnroh, Sunday night. She spoke on "A Greater Eueniy than Spain." Tbe reveooe side of the drink question and the army oanteen came in for a sooring. The speaker oautioned mothers against the nse of "just a little" alcohol or brandy in the "putting down" of fruit, and against; theoustom of making a little home elderberry or other wine "just for siokness, " or "beoause the doctor orders its use." Mrs. Mary E. Battin, widow of the late Judge of Probate Battin, of Steu! benville, O , is obarged with the larcny of $11 from Mrs. Sears' home on S. Main st., where she has been rooming. Mrs. Sears says that Mrs. Battiu oonfessed when oonfronted with the facts. Sbe was examined before Judge Dnff'y Monday. Mrs. Battin is 42 years of age and a strikingly handsome womanj She oame here last June, seeking eroploymeut as a nurse. She attributes her tronble to liquor, and says she never did such a tbing before in her life, and if she took the money, says it was done while she was nuder tba influence of liquor. She coold not furnish $300 bail and was remandedto jail. Tbe D. O. H. Lodge give a dance at aeraiania hall tonight. The annual meeting of thn board of supervisors will open at the oonrt house Monday, Oot. 10. Prof. Hench is temporarily filliug the late Prof. Walter's ohair of Romance Languages at the U. of M. The Ootober term uf the cirouit oonrt will corumence next Monday. The jury will be on hand Tuesday morning. R8gent Farr, who was turned down by the governor along with Regent H. S. Dean, will also carry his oase to the sopreme oonrt. The next meeting of the Webster Farmers' Clnb will be held at Mrs. Almira Chamberlain's, near Dexter, on Satnrday, Oot. S. Co. A has sent G-overnor Pingree a petition tohaveLieut. M. L. Belser, M. D., made major physioian of the 31st Michigan Volauteers. Ann Arbor Chapter, O. E. S., will meet tbis afternoon at 4 o'clock to install two offioers who were unable to be present at the regular installation. Albert Ulark, Co. L, 33d Miohigan Volnnteers, bas anived at his home in Milan. He is now in apparent good health. He was iü the battle of Santiago and helped to take San Juan bilí. J. T. Jacobs & Son will remain in Ann Arbor for some time longer in the shoe business and are now reoeiving shipmentsof shoes which will result in giving great bargains to their many friends and patrons. For 50 years the school district at Whittnore Lake has had the rental of the land on whioh the sohool honse stands. The lease expires tbis term, and the board is negotiating for the purchase of the land with a view of eracting a handsome brick bailding thereon. MissAnnetteLaVigne, wbois attending the Sobool of Mnsic, will sing at the men's meeting at the Y. M. C. A. on Sunday next, at 2 :45 p. m. Chas. W. Wagner, who has reoently returned trom the north, will have charge. All members and strangers are most cordially invited. Sonsa's Band will not be one of the attractions on the S. L. A. oonrse this year. Althongh Sonsa was offeied a larger prioe than he got laet year he declinad and it is said his grounds for so doing were the adverse oriticisms of some paople in Ann Arbor musical oircles againBt popnlar mnsic. Reports to the state board of health show that diarrhoea, rheumatisrn, neuralgia, bronchitis and tonsilitis, in the order named oansed most siokness in Vliohigan daring the past week. Consumption was reported at 186 places; ■yphoid fever at 111, soarlet f ever at 25, wtooping cough at 20, diphtheria at 17, measles at 6, and smallpox at 1. Detroit Tribune: Non-residents of Michigan are required to pay $15 extra !or mátriculation and $10 extra annual fees at the University of Michigan. A young man, who resides in Detroitwith his naother and who owns jroperty in this state, was surprised to ïnd thát he would be required to pay the extras beoanse his father lives in another .state. Secretary Wade deoides that minors remain with the father exoept in oase of a legal saparation. A large class will be initiated into Ann Arbor Lodge, No. 325, B. P. O. Elks, on Thnrsday evening next. The lodge will meet at 3 o'clouk in tbe afternoon to transaot its routine business and, the initiation will begin promptly at 8 oolook. Following the initiatiou a banquet with toasts, speeohes, songs, etc, will be given to the niembers and visiting brotbers. All Elks are invited and requested to be present. Ann Arbor mercbants have made praotioally no display, at the Washtenaw Fair this year. A direotor of tbe society eaid this mornicg in speaking of tbe faot, "They will do so next year, or we will assign the spaoe to those from ontside the city who do want to make displays. Althongh solicited we refrained frnm doing so this year on aooount of the bowl that wonld be made, bnt it will not be so next year. If onr ineohants do not know a good thing when they see it, tbere are others wbo do and they will get it." Over 110,000 bas been expended on thu campus this year in additions and repairs to tbe buidings, new walks, etc. The items of tbe amount are Reoonstrnoting law building, $65,000addition to library bnilding $20,000 roof and domn on university hall, $12,000: work on chemical laboratnry, $Ü,000; addition to mechanical laboratory, $1,500: snn room at hospital, $1,500; laundry and sterilizer for hospital, $2,400; extending steam heating plant, 11,500; general repairs on oarnpns buidings, $4,000: total, $110,900. Ainonsr those who were pioneers of Washtenaw connty and whose names it was desired to have inscribed on the walls of the log house were Solon and Ann Cook, who at the time the first fair was held in Ann Arbor kept Cook's tavern, now known as the Cook house. The matter looked somewhat diffionlt of accoinplishment until Fred S. Avery, landlord of the Avery house, Mt. Clemens, and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cook, stepped into the breach and sent Mrs. J. VV. Babbitt, the neoessary aheok for $5 to do honor to bis graudparents. Tbe Miohigan Central, taking heed from former experienoes bas had Special Offlcer C. J. Burronghs at tbe baggage room all this week lookiog out for liglit fiügered gentry. Almost every time the students oome baok to Ann Arbor some baggage bas been stolen and it is to prevent reonrrence of this thing tbat tbe offioer is here. Two crooks from Detroit got off a train from Jacksou on Tuesday, where thsy bad been loeked np, bnt were promptly ordered back on again and instructions for their arrest wired to Detroit.