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A concert will be given by the Lyra Singing Society, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at their hall on S. Main st. There are only 1 1 candidates f or the Ypsilauti post office and they will have to wait 14 nionths before getting it. Musician Charles B. Eaton, Co. A, 31st Michigan, has been granted a discharge on a "physical disability" certifica te. The conuty clerk's office is now snpplied with a new typewriter, ordered by the board of supervisors at its meeting last week. Several friends of Francis Stofflett were injured and one killed in the excursión train wreek near Bonnd Brook, N. J. , yesterday. John Kenion, a tramp who hails from Saginaw, was sent to jail yesterday being drunk on the streets and being nnable to pay $2 and costs. The annual election of directors of the First National Bank was held today. Two hnndred and twenty-six votes were cast. All of the old officers were re-elected. Mrs. E. A. Rathbone, of this city, was one of the speakers at the annual banquet of the Daughters of ihe Amerian Revolution at the Russell house in Detroit last evening. B. H. Ooon, law 1900, has received a cablegrazn from Hon. W. Bourke Cockran, stating that he is unavoidably detained abroad and must cancel his engagement for Ann Arbor. The heirs of Felix Dunlavy, of Dexter, are holding a meeting at the office of Cavanaugh & Wedemeyer today to settle the estate. There is a farm of about 600 acres to be divided between the widow and six children. In the circuit court today a motion made by Mr. Lawrenco was granted that the contestant, Mrs. Anna Stevenson, in the Webb will case, although she lost her suit, should be allowed to tax up her cost against the estate. Richard L. Flynn, who has been actiug as superintendent of the Y. M. O. A. tent of the Sist Michigan, will return to the university and Private Norria Willows, of Co. K, will be in charge of the tent which accompanied the regiment. August Arndt, who was drank on the streets Saturday night, infornaed Justice Daffy yesterday that such was not the case. Afterwards he thought better of it and entered a plea of guilty. He was fined f 2 and costs or 15 days in jail and went to jail. Sergt. Charles L. Petrie, Private Max Wittlinger, of Co. A, Privats Charles M. Banfield, Arba W. Luce, L. W. Slattery, G. M. Smith, Clarence Smith, and Louis F. Holz, were left behind when the regiment leffc for Savannah yesterday, being transferred to the división hospital at Turner Park. Prof. Craig ia on board the St. Paul, which sailed froni Southampton, Jan. 1, and w;is due in New York last Friday evening but had not reached that port this morning. She had undoubtedly met rough weather but the superintendent of the line said that no uneasiness for her safety need yet be feit. Major John P. Kirk bas redeemed his promise made to the electors of the county when running for re-election as prosecuting attorney, by banding in his resignation as major in the 31st Michigan to take effect Jan. 18. Capt. Holloway, of Adrián, is the ranking captain and his promotion would leave Capt Granger the ranking captain of the regiment. There was a musical at the Ann Arbor freight depot yesterday for the benefit chiefly of the telephone subscribers of the city. A graphophone was placed in the office, the telephones there were opened and connected at the central offices with various subsribers and the concert began. The music was as clear and distinct as if in the preseuce of the listeners. Two men from tne Votey Organ Co. , of Detroit, are here to clean the Columbian organ, a job that will take about six weeks. A man who saw sonio falling piaster knock over two of the pipes of the organ, looked at the broken pipes and spread the report of the organ being damaged to the extent of $1,000 without waiting to be informed that the two broken pipes belonged to the row of "dummies" that line the front of the organ and are for ornament only. The damage will not exceed f 5. Dr. John Kapp has at hifi office an instrument which be calls a combination clothes brush, hair coach, mustache brush, back scratcher and tack driver. It is the right front foot of a large black bear. It was sent to the doctor by William Corson, of Co. A, 31st Michigan volunteers, formerly night clerk at the American house. Mr. Corson desired to come to Ann Arbor on a furlough, but for some reason his request was denied. He was given permission, however, to go for a hunt in the Smoke Mountains, which are not far from Camp Poland at Knoxvill3, Tenn. The bear was shot by Mr. Corson while on this hunt. He also bagged eleven opossums in one day. The annual meeting of the Huron Valley Building and Savings Association occurred last evening, Jan. 9. The following directors were elected for the ensuing three years: Wm. Biggs, Gottlob Luick and James E. Harkins. Three per cent dividend for the past six months was ordered, the surplus to go to the contingent fund. The secretary read the semi-annual statement, which shows the association in a very encouraging condition. There is a surplus of P, 683.02, after dividing the dividends among the shareholders. Messrs. Chas. E. Greene, E. E. Calkins and Norman D. Gates were elected auditing committee for the coming year. For some time past W. P. Stevens has been inhabiting his home alone, his wife being away on a visit. Naturally, therefore, he had become a little nervous in the stilly night and had accustomed himself to sleeping with one eye and ear open to catch all uncanny sights and mysterious sounds. A few uights ago he was aroused by an unacoustomed noise and springing from his couch, with each particular hair standing on end and cold chills, like clamoring lizards, running tip and down his spinal column, started for the kitchen where he seized the jiotato masher and silently crept up stairs, ready to kill if need be in defense of his castle. Not seeing the object of his intended vengeance, he listened intently, and heard the thermometer which hangs on the outside, gently swaying in the breeze and thumping against the side of his domicile. That fierce look disappeared from his eye, the muscles of his arm relaxed and he returned te the place from whence he came in a frame of mind which the writer has not the proper language to describe. Samuel McEwan, a vagrant, has been around the city for four or five days and the officers have been unable to scare him out of town. Finally he began collrring people on the sreets and demanding 25 cents out of each person on whom he thus laid violent hands. He was brought before Justice Duffy as a vagrant. The justice's eagle eye ran over his countenance arid he demanded to know if he had not seen him before. The vag admitted that he had been hauled up before. "What was your name then?" asked the justice. The vag didn't know and he was sent to jail for five days with information that if he was seen again, Capt. Joe Nicholson of the Detroit house of correction would be given a chance to make him work. From Wednesday's Daily Argus. Charles Carl was up before Justice Duffy this morning for being drunk on the streets and given five days in jail. The sale of horses today at the Hass livery barn, by Mr. Waldron, resulted satisfactorily. Seventeen horses were sold, most of them bringing good prices. They were all draft horses, and good ones. A young son of John Howard, of Hiscock st. , met with a painful accident Monday. While he and another lad were cutting some feed, his thumb was drawn into the cutter and taken off very neatly at the first joint. Allen A. Kent has sold his farm' three miles west of this village, to Mrs. Chas. Kent, to be occupied by hex son-in-law, Clyde Wilson. Mr. Ken? will return to Ann Arbor to reside, has purchased a lot there and will build a new home. - Dundee Reporter. Jacob Moegle plead guilty yesterday aftemoon in JuStice Duffy's court to being a drunkard and tippler. It was a second offense and he was fined 2ö and costs or 65 days in the Detroit house of correction. He was taken to the house of correction yesterday afternoon. The steamer St. Paul, on which Prof. Craig had taken passage, arrived in New York city at 6 :30 last evening after an unusually stormy passage. The steamer was due last Friday evening and henee was four days late. It weathered the storm well, excepting for a crack in the main steam pipe. The regular meeting of the Ann Arbor school board occurred last evening. Little except routine business was transacted. Miss Bender, teacher in the First ward school resigned her position, the resignation to take effect at the end of the present semester. Her place has has not yet been filled. Burton B. Johnson, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. work with the 31st Michigan, at Chickamauga last summer and who is now completing his studies at the university, will address the men 's meeting at the city Y. M. C. A. next Sunday aftenoon at 2 :45 o'clorck. Miss Babbetta Fischer will sing. All men in the city are invited to come to this meeting. Bishop Cheney, who was to appear on the third number of the S. L. A. course, has been compelled by illness to abandon the idea of lecturing in Ann Arbor, and consequently Leland T. Powers will for the fourth time in so many consecutive years delight, by his admirable impersonations, an Ann Arbor audience. The date is Monday evening, Jan. 16. University hall will then be available. Iu the circuit court the case of Charles Meyers vs. Selby A. Moran is on trial. Meyers claims that Moran gave him a $250 interest in the Ann Arbor Register because he wanted an experienced man in the composing room. He claims he twice paid him small dividends and'b.e wants au accounting. Moran claims the agreement was cancellerl. Moran is on the stand this afternoon undergoing a severe crossexamination. Gilbert Perrine, of Co. D, 13th Minnesota, who with his regiment was stationed at Manila, died there of small pox on Thursday last. Private Perrine was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Perrine, of 724 N. Main st. , and spent his boyhood days prior to his going to St. Paul, Minn. , where he joined the 13th regiment, in this city. The intelligence of his death was telegraphed to his parents by the governor of Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Perrine still have three sons in the U. S. army. The Oddfellows will give a dance at their hall in the Henning building on Wednesday evening, Jan. 18. At the regular meeting of Modern Woodmen, held Monday evening, Jan. 9, the following officers were installed for the coming year: Harry Kitson, venerable consul ; John Lucas, worthy advisor; Frank Cunningham, eminent banker; William Shadford, clerk; Edward Muehlig, escort; Alvin St. Clair, inside watchman ; R. Dennis, sentry ; Dr. Clark, Dr. Boylan, physicians; William Barrows, manager; August Sinkey, janitor. From Yesterday's Daily Argus. Frank A. Worden, of Ypsilanti, has been granted a patent on a puzzle. Mrs. Mary Ball installed the officers of the Woman's Relief Corps last night. Rev. John P. Ryan, of Howell, has been transferred to St. Joseph's church, Dexter. Major John P. Kirk is expected here to resume bis work as prosecuting attorney next Wednesday. Rev. H. Norton, who was recently ordained in thiscity, has been appointed to the charge of St. John 's church, Fenton and rnission. Washtenaw will have 1 9 votes in the state conventions this spring as against 211astfall. This is owing to the falling off in the vote. Ed. Morton, of Detroit, got seven of the best horses that were sold at the Waldron auction yesterday. J. Klob, of the same city, purchased two. Frank Barker was taken to jail at noon for having a ladies boa in his possession which he was trying to sell at a ridiculous price. It was believed to have been stolen. Among some old papers at the county house, Keeper Shankland has discovered a copy of The Ulster County Gazette, of Jan. 4, J800, containing news of the death of Washington. Maria Church, of 925 Wall st., died today of paralysis at the age of 72 years. The funeral will be held from the house on Saturday at 1 :S0 o'clock. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery. E. O. Grosvenor, food commissioner was in the city last night and made omplaint against Caspar Rinsey for selling oleo margerine not properly colored. Mr. Rinsey plead not guilty and his examination was set for the 24th. L. Whitney Watkins, of Manchester, has been nominated by Gov. Pingree as a member of the state board of agriculture in the place of Mr. Moore, of St. Clair, while H. F. Marsh, of Allegan, is nanied to succeed Mr. Garfield. This probably means that a new secreary will be eleced in the place of Mr. Butterfield. Daniel Bently, formerly and for many years a well known citizen of Ann Arbor, died in Chicago yesterday. The remains will be brought here on -the 7:45 train Saturday morning. The funeral will be held at the home of Mr Kyer on N. Main st. , Saturday afternoon at 8:30 o'clock. Interment in Fairview. The regular meeting of the Ann Arbor Organ Co. was held Tuesday evening. The manager made his report Eor the year and the showing from the inventory was very satisfactory. The annual meeting of the company will be held on Tueday, Jan. 24, at which time complete reports of the year's business will be made public. The Detroit, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor railway announces that it will soon open up a regular service with rates at about one-half what is charged on the Michigan Central. Merchants in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and other points along the line can have goods on their counters within two hours after the receipt of their order by the wholesalers of Detroit. Commissioner of Schools W. N. Lister, has just issued from tfle Inland Press a manual of the schools of the county. It contains all the school district officers of the county, the list of school inspectors, qualified teachers, dates of teachers' examinations, courses of study, suggestions to teachers, etc. It is a valuable document for those interested in or having to do with school matters. The latest and nobbiest new style of photos at Rentschler's