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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 proseqni was entered fchis afternoon in the case of the People vs. Jolm 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'cluck. 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 tiniqne 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 $2 a week alimony pending the suit. Mark Hanna is now in the Washtenaw county jail in default of money enough to pay his fine for being drunk Satnrday. He is a travelling artisan and will remain in jail 10 days. Adam Sauer, the builder, who has been at Dexter for some time building a hoase, has completed his job and had it accepted, with words of eommendation for his worknianship. He is now at home for the winter. '$ James Robison is rendy f or the snow, having 1 2 elegant new Portland cntters already to hitch on to. They have ;i fine arrangement for adjusting the tMlls By simply tuming 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 sokl in Ann Arbor since Sept. 23, 1,157,400 oysters, or estimating the popnlation at 20,000 as Gity Directory Publisher Mills claims, 52S. 7 oysters for every man woman and child. The Ann Arbor Organ Co. has just received an order frorn 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 neai-ly doublé that of any previous year. Superintendent E. T. Austin, of the Owosso schools gave talks on sariitation and physical geography at the Shiaw. assee connty inspiration institute and {achers' assockttion held in Cornnii!' lást wéèi. Mi'. Austin is a graduate of the U. of M. and an old Washtenaw county boy. He has many old firends in thig city. Some laiscreaut' with inteut to injnre a couple of women in this city, on Satnrday nxailed several hundred vile mimeograpfa letters from Detroit to people liTing here. The women against whom the letters are directed bear reputable eharacters and the miscreant who takes this way to work his spite should be hunted down and exposed. The Jackson Stinday Herald is very proud of the. fact that it is to have telephone No. 1, of the New State Telepfaoue 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 rlefraud. John Haarer is a subscriber to tlie dailyj Hamburger Freuden Blatt, of Hamburg, Gennany. He says it usually reaches him from seven to eight days after publication. The lasb one he lias ivccivert is the issue of Növ. 25, and ir coutains a discription of the new fast steamer Denschlaud which will rnake fchè trip frora Hamburg to New York iu five days. A. 0. Schninacher's venison presented him by a hnnter from the uorthem part of the state near Roscommon, (who did not know the differeuce between porcupine aud venison uutil he atteiupted to piek np bis game) would have proved delicious if the said venison had uot bceu 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 studeuts sat iu the Michigan Ceutiül waitïng room iu Detroit late laat night. " "I had an eugagemeut to be back iu Anu Arbor at 7:30 o'clook," said one. "But the elcetric wasn't running ouaoconut of the storm and I only had ?5 ceuts. I started to huut np ,i friend aud had to wander aronnd abont two miles before I fonnd him a.vay out ou Fourth ave. By the time I had borrowed mouey enbngh to go home, the cars had stopped, so I had to walk down aud now cau't get home till away aloug iu the moruiug. " From Tuesday's Daily Argus. There are 44 imnates of the cotmty house today. The 31st Michigan at Knoxville was paid yesterday. The hospital aid bonds are all paid and there is $3D0 left over in tha-t fuud, A marriage license was issued this morniug to George Hoenes, of Manchester and Miss Eliza Erlenbush, of Bridgewater. Last spring the government planted 8,000,000 wall ayed pike in the waters of the great lakes and the in land waters of Michigan. The Ann Arbor Bowling Club will go to Jackson Satiirday afternoon at o :45 to play a return game with the Nationals of that city. The administrator's sale of the 109 acres belouging to the Eliza North estate iu Salein for f 2, 365 to Fred Atchiuson, was coníirmed iu the probate conrt today. The city treasurer collected I547.34 city taxes yesterday and 29. 84 sewer tax. He says about 3,000 people have been iu to make inquines about the ameran of tlieir tases. ■ The fire departmení was called to the residence of Frank W. Bigalke, 715 S. Twelfth st. , last eveuiug to extiugnish a fire which had been started by a parlor match. Very little damage was doue. The snperintendents of the poor held their senn-monthly meetiug at the conuty house today and trausatced the regular routine business. Bills to the amona oí' about $250 were jiudited and allowed. Mrs. Regina Joerudt, 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 )orn in Germany. A Knoxville dispatch says fchat the lst has a strong trio of hospital stewrds in Wallace G. Palmer, O. A. Freeand aud Heury StantoD. Palmer and Freeland have recently returned from detached servïcö. Parties havíug busiuess iu the probate court should take uotice that Jiidse Newikrk exne.cts to be absent in Lake cotmty from Monday morning to Thursday night. Hearings set for these date ■will be adjourned mil fho parties notified. The offiecvs ekwtöi St. Mury's Lodge, No. ', A. A. fe í, Mttsong, were iustalled last eveiiiüg by 'E. H. Cassey, of Detroit, who acted as grand master. ïlie iustallation was public and a good number of people were present. After the installation addresses were made by Aeting Grand Master Cassey and John T. Forchne, master of St. Mary's lodge. The Owosso Argus contains the following kindly words: Dcputy Railroad Cornmissioner Wedemeyer has annonnced that he will retire from. politics Jan. 1, and that he doesn't want a thing uut to be left alone. He will resume the practice of law at Ann Arbor. Mr. Wedemeyer is one of the brightést young men in the state, and his record as a state official is one to be envied. Id the circnit cótirt yeeterday 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 honsehold goods, to carry 011 his bnsiness. The athletic association gives a bauquet to the "champious of the west" at the Cook house, Saturday, Deo. 17, the tickets being placed at p. Asa number of the alumni are to bc present the tickets to be sold in this city are limited to 60. Washtenaw Chapater, Ka 6, R. A. M., eleoted the follówing offleers last evening: H. P., Wesley E. Howe; K., H. (ï. Prettyman; S., Blmer E. Beal; treaánrér, C. E. Hiscock; secretary, N. G. Gates; C. of H. , E. W. Staebler; P. S., John Lindenschmitt ; R. A. C, William Merrithew; M. of 8d V. , Willaim O. Hollands ; M. of 2d V. , Warren E. Wadhams ; M. of 1 st V. , John Srnoots; tyler, Capt. Thomas Taylor. After the election the officers were installed by Past High Priest and Grand Lecnrer L. C. Goodrich. Says the Owosso Argus : Mrs. Aggie Cutterbach, of Vernou, complains of Eli Cntterback, of Aun Arbor, for the ïarceny ot her household goods to the exteut 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 treatmeut for creeping paralysis. He died there and was brotight to Vernon for burial. Next day his brother Eli carne up froni Aun Albor and removed the goods to his home presumably for services rendered. The only casis tried in the circuit court today was the Frozen Trnth case, or in other words the trial of Louis E. Cuthbert, the private detective who iuduced Fred Reimold to let hiru 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 Arthnr Brown I prosecnted. Mr. Lehman made a ínotion that the case be dismissed. Judge Babbitt argued that the saloon was open, that Cuthbert procnred its openening and that the statue did not provide that the saloonkeeper or his agents were the only persons who could open a saloon. A ter the evidence for the prosecution was in, the judge ordered an acquital. TJras ends the celebrated Frozen Trath cases.