An Ann Arbor jeweler, advertises for sale "chafing" dishes. Pingree must have invested for half a dozen at least, by the way he prances around.
Over in Ann Arbor one night last week at a dance, the music was furnished by the Chequamegon orchestra, the name of which hung on a card on the wall. No one danced till they could master that name, and it was after 11 o'clock before the foot movements took place, and then the dancers were so tired that they wanted to quit in an hour. Big Injun!
Tom Kilpatrick, of Milan, is a returned Klondiker, and some one says his fortune is "estimated" at $200,000. Bet the supervisor don't get Tom on the roll for half that, They don't assess on "'estimates." The only thing an "estimated" fortune is good for is to catch a wife or get business credit. It is claimed that Kilpatrick is going back to the gold fields in the spring. Patrick O'Shaughnessy is to go with him. It will not hurt us however, and hope it won't Kilpatrick.
Dr.Wm. Blair has been appointed by the supervisors of Washtenaw county, jail physician at a salary of f 19.50 per year. It makes the other doctors sick, but Blair does not tend them. If the court would subpena him as an expert, he would want $25 a day and then whine because he didn't get enough. The only way for a prisoner to be safe over there is not to be sick. Ann Arbor pill peddlers would like to contribute funds for another Blair statue, to be erected in Ann Arbor.
The Ypsilanti Times is explaining about a reduction in wages at the Scharf box, tag and label factory in that city, and it seems to be more satisfactory to the proprietors, than to the operatives who get it in the neck, when they had been looking for a balloon ascension in wages by reason, of the Dingley yeast cake of prosperity, that they got out of the McKinley box a couple years ago. Their "leaven" proved to be too "soggy. " It did not figure up much more than seven and a half.
Eighteen barrels of alcohol wore landed at the university last week for 60 cents a gallon. It is said that retailers pay $2.60 per gallon, but that the educational institution receives it for "arts and sciences," and gets a rebate of the internal revenue tax. Wonder if the board of supervisors of Lenawee could make some kind of a deal with Uncle Sam for "Old Crow," to be used in judicial sickness? Is not human life worth more than scientific knowledge? Is not a Lenawee juror of more account than pickled snakes, horned toads and abnormal tumors pickled in alcohol? Listen to the verdict of the jury.