From Friday's Daily Argus
The Pot Luck Club at Zukey Lake have purchased a gasoline launch.
The Ann Arbor Milling Co. is shipping several carloads of flour to New York.
The next meeting of the Washtenaw County Teachers' Association will be held in Dexter, Feb. 18.
The Ann Arbor Music Co. expect two car loads of Ludwig pianos about the middle of February.
Nathan Sutton, of Northfield, shipped yesterday a large amount of stock to market, the cars going east over the Michigan Central.
Judge V. H. Lane is one of the speakers at the Jackson County Farmers' Institute to be held at Grass Lake, Feb. 16 and 17.
Ex-Postmaster Martin Cremer, of Ypsilanti, and Miss Lydia C. Campaign, of that place, were married Wednesday by Rev. C. T. Allen.
Wm. Mulholland has appealed from the fine of $50 for beating his wife imposed by Justice Duffy yesterday and given a bond for $300 with George A. Peavey as surety.
Editor Thompson, of the Dexter Leader, rejoices greatly over the birth of a son who is just five days old today. If he takes after his father the boy will be just about right.
Three hundred and eight university men served in the war with Spain of whom 141 were with the Michigan volunteers. Of the total number 121 were undergraduates.
Miss Emma E. Bower attended a meeting of the executive committee of the Great Hive of Michigan in Detroit yesterday. There are now 40,336 Lady Maccabees in the state.
The deputy game wardens in this county have been notified to arrest offenders who fish with set lines or night lines in the inland lakes in this county. Bobs and tipups are classed as set lines.
The Howell Republican says: "The Howell Condensed Milk Co. uses more sugar in a year than the Bay City sugar factory makes." This gives some idea of the enormous consumption of sugar in this country.
The choir of the Bethlehem church, by invitation, spent last evening at the hospitable residence of Trustee John Mueller, of Dixboro. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller gave the young people a warm welcome. The tables fairly groaned with good things, the piece de resistance being chickens hot and appetizing. Songs were sung and games played the party returning to the city at 3 a. m. Mr. Mueller had intended giving the choir a sleigh ride.
A. J. Sawyer, attorney for Edward Cahill today, filed his answer to the suit of Patrick Sheehey on a bond, which had been assigned to Luther James, and after a lapse of years, reassigned by his residuary legatee. In the meantime the mortgage on Cahill's land which secured the mortgage was foreclosed. Cahill now sets up that he did not know of this assignment to James and kept on paying money to Sheehey, and that the amount in the bond was not right anyway as it was given to take up a prior mortgage on which so much was not due.
From Saturday's Daily Argus.
Three horses of a carload brought here by Rehfuss & Wallace have died from congestion. A very fine animal died this morning.
Two rooms in the residence of Christian Mack, of S. Fourth ave., have been very handsomely frescoed by Oscar Sorg. The work does him much credit.
The latest combination talked of by republicans for the municipal ticket is Prof. Levi Wines for mayor and Attorney W. W. Wedemeyer for president of the council.
There having been some call for 2-cent paper wrappers, Postmaster Pond has ordered a supply of them and they are now on sale. The stamp is a red one, the same as on the 2-cent envelopes, and will prove to be of convenience to the public when they become familiar with their use.
Although so much has been said on the subject, how many people are there that understand that by affixing a special delivery stamps to their drop letters, the same will be delivered by special messenger as soon as they reach the general office. Another important fact must not be lost sight of is that when the letters are delivered the special messenger takes a receipt for the letter. The system in as good as district telegraph.
A Lansing dispatch says: The politicians are greatly surprised at the announcement that Congressman George Spalding, of the second district, whose term will expire March 4, is a candidate for the Monroe post office. It is stated that Congressman-elect Smith has said that Spalding has personally asked for the appointment. It is not long ago that the congressman was being prominently mentioned in connection with the supervisors of the next census.
The death of John Caspar Merkle last week has left John G. Koch, of S. First st., the oldest living German in the city. Mrs. Sophie Hutzel, of W. Washington st., is, however, an older resident in the city, having moved to the city with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mann, in the spring of '30. Mr. Koch came with some of the earliest Germans that followed two or three years later. He was once offered for sale the 40 acres which is now the campus, for $10 an acre, but he did not buy the land as he thought the price was too high.
Business has increased at the Ann Arbor station of the Ann Arbor road so that after next Monday J. C. Elliott the clerk will be in the ticket office during the day. His place in the freight office will be filled by Henry Horen. Henry Backhous will take Fred Horen's place in the freight house.
Judge Newkirk will speak at the Masonic banquet in Belleville, the occasion of the dedication of the new Masonic building there next Wednesday evening. The judge will do full justice to the occasion. He is a witty and pleasing after dinner speaker, always having something to say that is worth hearing.
From Monday's Daily Argus.
There were six divorces granted in Detroit Saturday and only four rnarriage licenses issued.
Frederick Schmid is having the plans prepared for a barber shop which he will build on his lot No. 321 S.Main st.
"What is the revised list of candidates for city clerk you ask," said a very practical politician, "My answer is, take the city directory and make a list of all the male inhabitants of the city."
The people residing in the eastern part of the city ask that the electric road be made to sprinkle the streets along the line of their road. It is claimed that in all other modern cities this is done.
Mrs. James H. Brewster reads a paper next Monday at the Detroit Church Sunday School Institute on "Modern Educational Methods in relation to Sunday School Work, Kindergarten Methods"
The cause of Willy Burmester's late appearance at the concert in University hall Friday evening, was that he supposed Ann Arbor was an up to date city using standard time. It would prove a great convenience to everyone if standard time was introduced.
The Indian relies formerly belonging to Dr. Heneage Gibbes which he sold to Dr. Eugene C. Skinner, of Detroit, go to Tufts college in Massachusetts. Dr. Skinner died recently and his will, filed Saturday, gives these relics and a number of other articles to the college.
Mrs. D. F. Schairer left for Chicago this morning to attend the funeral of an aunt Mr. B. Ebinger, a sister of J. G. Schairer. Mrs. Ebinger was in her 87th year. She died on the farm her husband bought of the government in the early thirties, part of which is now in the city limits.
Justice Duffy on Saturday evening rendered a decision in the replevin case of Charles R. Whtman vs. Adrian Hare, of Detroit. This is the celebrated "red hot furnace" case. Mr. Whitman is given the furnace and $25 damages. This is $1 more than Mr. Whitman paid rent for a week's use of a temporary heating plant.
A small house on Mary st., owned by Dr. J. L. Rose, caught fire this morning. The fire department was promptly on the spot and extinguished the fire. The damage to the house is upwards of $200. It was occupied by Charles Boland and family. Their furniture was also considerably damaged among the articles being a piano. The fire is supposed to have caught from a coal stove.
The Kettle Drum last Saturday evening at Granger's hall was a great success. The hall was prettily decorated, Japanese lanterns being draped from the center of the hall to the corners. Four young ladies in Japanese costumes served lemonade to all the guests. Miss Sybil Pettee and Miss Gillette acted as postmistresses and handed out some unique valentines. Donald dePont acted in the Punch and Judy show. The orchestra in the gallery played for dancing which lasted until midnight.