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From Friday's Daily Argus.

Geo. P. and H. J, Schlimmer, of the Fluff Rug Factory, have been granted a patent on a rug material raveling machine.

The hotels in this city are doing a lively business. Last night there was only one room unoccupied at the American house.

The horse of Alphonse Lemble, the butcher, made fast time on S. Fourth ave., last evening. He ran for home. It is not believed much damage was done.

A local weather prophet says there will be a change in the weather as there was a ring about the moon. The heat evolved at the republican convention yesterday may cause the weather to moderate.

Mrs. Ann Evans, widow of Miles Evans, of Third st., died yesterday, aged 81 years. The funeral will be held from St. Andrew's church at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon Feb. 18. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

The fire department was called out last evening at 6 :30 o'clock by a small blaze at the home of Mrs. Sarah A. Ashley, No. 336 S. Division st. The fire was extinguished by the use of one chemical extinguisher. In putting out the fire a student burned his hands very severely. The firemen treated his wound with oil and lime water and put on bandages. It is believed that the fire originated from a match thrown upon a lounge. The latter was consumed. The damage done is estimated at $20.

From Saturday's Daily Argus.

The Michigan Passenger association has decided to grant excursion rates for the May Festival, good from May 11 to 18 for one fare for the round trip.

The articles of incorporation of the Lansing, Dexter & Ann Arbor electric railway company with $250,000 capital stock were filed with the secretary of state Thursday.

The work on the brick two story stable being erected by Ex-County Treasurer William Rehfuss on S. Ashley st. , is approaching completion. Mr. Rehfuss intends building two additional stores on the same property.

The city cistern at the corner of W. Washington and First sts. is proving of great convenience to the neighbors who are out of rain water. This cistern was built at the time when the city had to depend on the old hand engines to extinguish fires. It is supplied with water from the old church at this corner.

The Ann Arbor Organ Co. is pushing its business. Superintendent Allmendinger says preparations are being made to manufacture over 3,000 organs during the year '99. This is a big advance from the time when Mr. Allmendinger started the factory and did not turn out as many hundreds in a year as the company now does thousands.

The funeral of Mrs. Lucia M. Comstock, widow of the late Col. L. L. Comstock, will be held tomorrow afternoon at her late residence on S. Division st. Mrs. Comstock was a daughter of the late Paul Minnis and was born here in 1837 making her one of the older residents of the city. She attended the Misses Clark Female academy of this city. Her husband distinguished himself at the seige of Nashville, where he fell. Mrs. Comstock leaves one daughter, Lela, the wife of J. J. Goodyear, the druggist. Three brothers, Charles, of Lansing, Jerome and Frank, of Ann Arbor survive her.