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From Monday's Daily Argus.

Henry Richards has just completed a fence around his coal yard.

Henry D. Estabrook speaks in University hall, Jan. 21, before the oratorical association.

The circuit judge has appointed F. A. Stivers to defend the case against Charles Perrin.

A nolle prosequi was entered this afternoon in the case of the People vs. John Parker, charged with larceny.

Those who attended the Trinity Lutheran social Saturday evening had a good time. The ladies cleared $9.30.

Allen C. Steckle, the great tackle of the U. of M. team was elected football captain for next year last Saturday afternoon.

E. E. Taylor, of S. Main st., leaves this evening for Chicago, to accept a lucrative position which has been tendered him.

Mrs. Mary Gaffney, of Thayer st., died Saturday night of paralysis. The funeral services will be held in St. Thomas' church tomorrow at 9 o'clock.

Judge Kinne this afternoon granted a divorce in the case of Caroline Esch vs. Henry Esch on the ground of cruelty and also an order for $100 permanent alimony.

Dr. Schuyler has just moved into his elegant new home on E. University ave. Dr. Schuyler's house has one of the most unique and attractive reception halls in the city.

In the divorce case of Ella M. Miller vs. John Miller a motion was granted this afternoon that the defendant pay $30 solicitors fee and $2 a week alimony pending the suit.

Mark Hanna is now in the Washtenaw county jail in default of money enough to pay his fine for being drunk Saturday. He is a travelling artisan and will remain in jail 10 days.

Adam Sauer, the builder, who has been at Dexter for some time building a horse, has completed his job and had it accepted, with words of commendation for his workmanship. He is now at home for the winter.

James Robison is ready for the snow, having 12 elegant new Portland cutters already to hitch on to. They have fine arrangement for adjusting the thills By simply turning a thumb screw they can be slid along and set to snit the track.

Frank Ayer, the wholesale oyster man of W. Huron st., has sold in Ann Arbor since Sept. 23, 1,157,400 oysters, or estimating the population at 20,000 as City Directory Publisher Mills claims, 528.7 oysters for every man woman and child.

The Ann Arbor Organ Co. has just received an order from Sidney, Australia. The works are running to their full capacity and all but the machine rooms are working over time. The output of the company this year will be nearly double that of any previous year.

Superintendent E. T. Austin, of the Owosso schools gave talks on sanitation and physical geography at the Shiawassee county inspiration institute and teachers' association held in Corunna last week. Mr. Austin is a graduate of the U. of M. and an old Washtenaw county boy. He has many old friends in this city.

Some miscreant with intent to injure a couple of women in this city, on Saturday mailed several hundred vile mimeograph letters from Detroit to people living here. The women against whom the letters are directed bear reputable characters and the miscreant who takes this way to work his spite should be hunted down and exposed.

The Jackson Sunday Herald is very proud of the fact that it is to have telephone No. 1, of the New State Telephone Co., in Jackson. We hope that pride comes not before a fall. Telephone No. 1 in this city was placed in the office of C. Lincoln MacGuire, an attorney, who was shortly afterwards charged with attempting to defraud.

John Haarer is a subscriber to the daily Hamburger Freuden Blatt, of Hamburg, Germany. He says it usually reaches him from seven to eight days after publication. The last one he has received is the issue of Nov. 25, and it contains a description of the new fast steamer Deuschland which will make the trip from Hamburg to New York in five days.

A. C. Schumacher's venison presented him by a hunter from the northern part of the state near Roscommon, (who did not know the difference between porcupine and venison until he attempted to pick up his game) would have proved delicious if the said venison had not been spiked with skunk as recommended in his cook book. Dr John Kapp has just returned from a hunting trip near Roscommon.

Detroit Evening News: "Half a dozen students sat in the Michigan Central waiting room in Detroit late last night." "I had an engagement to be back in Ann Arbor at 7:30 o'clock," said one. "But the electric wasn't running on account of the storm and I only had 75 cents. I started to hunt up a friend and had to wander around about two miles before I found him away out on Fourth ave. By the time I had borrowed money enough to go home, the cars had stopped, so I had to walk down and now can't get home till away along in the morning."

From Tuesday's Daily Argus.

There are 44 inmates of the county house today.

The 31st Michigan at Knoxville was paid yesterday.

The hospital aid bonds are all paid and there is $300 left over in that fund.

A marriage license was issued this morning to George Hoenes, of Manchester and Miss Eliza Erlenbush, of Bridgewater.

Last spring the government planted 8,000,000 wall eyed pike in the waters of the great lakes and the inland waters of Michigan.

The Ann Arbor Bowling Club will go to Jackson Saturday afternoon at 5:45 to play a return game with the Nationals of that city.

The administrator's sale of the 109 acres belonging to the Eliza North estate in Salem for $2,365 to Fred Atchinson, was confirmed in the probate court today.

The city treasurer collected $547.34 city taxes yesterday and $29.84 sewer tax. He says about 3,000 people have been in to make inquiries about the amount of their taxes.

The fire department was called to the residence of Frank W. Bigalke, 715 S. Twelfth st., last evening to extinguish a fire which had been started by a parlor match. Very little damage was done.

The superintendents of the poor held their semi-monthly meeting at the county house today and transacted the regular routine business. Bills to the amount of about $250 were audited and allowed.

Mrs. Regina Joerndt, wife of Wm. Joerndt, of 616 Miller ave., died yesterday of apoplexy, aged 51 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock at Zion church. She was born in Germany.

A Knoxville dispatch says that the 31st has a strong trio of hospital stewards in Wallace G. Palmer, O. A. Freeland and Henry Stanton. Palmer and Freeland have recently returned from detached service.

Parties having business in the probate court should take notice that Judge Newkirk expects to be absent in Lake county from Monday morning to Thursday night. Hearings set for these date will be adjourned and the parties notified.

The officers elect St. Mary's Lodge, No. 3, A. A. & Y, were installed last evening by E. H. Cassey, of Detroit, who acted as grand master. The installation was public and a good number of people were present. After the installation addresses were made by Acting Grand Master Cassey and John T. Forchue, master of St. Mary's lodge.

The Owosso Argus contains the following kindly words: Deputy Railroad Commissioner Wedemeyer has announced that he will retire from politics Jan. 1, and that he doesn't want a thing but to be left alone. He will resume the practice of law at Ann Arbor. Mr. Wedemeyer is one of the brightest young men in the state, and his record as a state official is one to be envied.

In the circuit court yesterday the injunction in the divorce case pending between Mr. and Mrs. John Miller was modified so that Mr. Miller may dispose of his personal property, excepting his household goods, to carry on his business.

The athletic association gives a banquet to the "champions of the west" at the Cook house, Saturday, Dec. 17, the tickets being placed at $3. As a number of the alumni are to be present the tickets to be sold in this city are limited to 60.

Washtenaw Chapter, No. 6, R. A. M., elected the following officers last evening: H. P., Wesley E. Howe; K., H. G. Prettyman; S., Elmer E. Beal; treasurer, C. E. Hiscock; secretary, N. G. Gates; C. of H., E. W. Staebler; P. S., John Lindenschmitt; R. A. C., William Merrithew; M. of 2d V., William O. Hollands; M. of 2d V., Warren E. Wadhams; M. of 1st V., John Smoots; tyler, Capt. Thomas Taylor. After the election the officers were installed by Past High Priest and Grand Lecurer L. C. Goodrich.

Says the Owosso Argus: Mrs. Aggie Cutterbach, of Vernon, complains of Eli Cutterback, of Ann Arbor, for the larceny of her household goods to the extent of 150 worth. The story in connection with the case is that Mrs. Cutterback's husband went to Ann Arbor some time ago to take treatment for creeping paralysis. He died there and was brought to Vernon for burial. Next day his brother Eli came up from Ann Arbor and removed the goods to his home presumably for services rendered.

The only case tried in the circuit court today was the Frozen Truth case, or in other words the trial of Louis E. Cuthbert, the private detective who induced Fred Reimold to let him in his saloon on Sunday. The charge was violation of the liquor law in keeping the saloon open on Sunday. He was defended by Lehman Bros. & Stivers. Judge Babbitt and Arthur Brown prosecuted. Mr. Lehman made a motion that the case be dismissed. Judge Babbitt argued that the saloon was open, that Cuthbert procured its opening and that the statue did not provide that the saloonkeeper or his agents were the only persons who could open a saloon. After the evidence for the prosecution was in, the judge ordered an acquital. Thus ends the celebrated Frozen Truth cases.