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From Wednesday's Daily Argus.

A marriage license was granted yesterday to John E. Herwens, 22, Augusta; Mabel Groves, 21, Ypsilanti.

The health board of Pittsfield has reported 2 deaths for the month of February, Augusta, 3; Milan, 3, and Sharon, 3. .

County Treasurer Mann has settled with H. K. Burnell, treasurer of Sylvan, who $24 returned taxes uncollected.

Seabolt Bros. are having their new store on Huron st. painted and papered and made very inviting for the reception of the new stock of goods to be placed there.

Seth Bean was nominated for circuit judge in the Lenawee-Hillsdale district yesterday, Willard Stearns, of the Adrian Press, who made the run last fall being his opponent.

A petition for a constitutional amendment putting in force the initiative and referendum has been circulated in this city, where this movement has some warm friends.

Tuesday evening, March 14, there will be work in the initiatory degree, Otseningo Lodge, No. 295, I, O. O. F., followed by a banquet. All members of the order are cordially invited to attend.

Emory Sweet, with Chapman Bros., yesterday lost the middle finger of his left hand by being caught in a gear wheel. The first joint was cut off so clean that it fell on the floor. Dr. Lee Kapp dressed the wound.

Fire destroyed the Store of M. W. Hodgman, the meat market and house of George Lunn and the barn of Henry Pottsin South Lyon which were burned at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. The loss was $5,000, only partially covered by insurance.

Frank J. Seabolt, Eng. '97, son of Martin M. Seabolt, who has been engaged for some time in Marenette, Wis., has accepted an excellent position with the Stevenson Agricultural Works. The new company promises to develop into a large institution.

Michael Staebler, the proprietor of the American house, is having extensive improvements made on the fourth floor, by which five more rooms will be added. He contemplates raising the front wall of the house two feet, thereby being able to add 20 more rooms if this be done.

Thomas Downs, of Sutton's Corners, died yesterday morning' at 2 o' clock of pneumonia, aged 39 years.  The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Catholic church in Northfield. Mr. Downs leaves a wife (Miss Maggie Degnan) and two children.

Daniel Meyer, residing with his son-in-law, Henry Paul in Pittsfield, is reported quite ill. He is advanced in years and has suffered greatly from rheumatism. He is well known in the city having resided here for many years. He is a member of the Ann Arbor Unterstuetzungs Verein.

Comstock F. Hill, in spite of his years, is able to make a record as a sprinter. Yesterday morning on account of the snow drifts he lefl his horse in the stable and his bicycle in the hall, and walked six miles to the city. He had no sooner arrived than he proceeded to try and bluff the judge of probate to walt to Ypsilanti, after which he arranged with a reporter of the Argust walk to Detroit.

Travelling and swinging rings have been added to the equipment of the woman's gymnasium.

The Star of Bethlehem hall has a new Smith & Barnes piano. They obtained it of J. F. Schaeberle.

Circuit court was adjourned this noon until some time in April, the exact time to be determine hereafter.

Those that wish to sell their property should not forget to use the want column of the Argus. Fifteen words will only cost 25 cents for three insertions.

The Detroit Century Club, some 60 strong, carne to this city today a jolly trolley party in a special car They arrived at 1 o'clock and will leave at 6 p. m.

The young people of Bethlehem church are going for a sleigh ride and party to Chris Fritz on the Dexter road this evening. Three sleigh loads have been arranged for.

Koch Bros. have received the contract for the mason work on John Burg's now $7,000 residence. This makes the eighth contract that Koch Bros. have received for this season's work.

The funeral services of the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Wiederhof, of Pittsfield, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his parents' residence. He died Monday night of the effects of the grip.

The village caucus in Milan last evening nominated the following candidates: President, D. W. Hitchcock; trustees, C. Gauntlett, E. Farrington and J. Steidle; clerk, C. E. Patterson: assessor, Nelson Rice; treasurer, E. Blackmer.

Marriage licenses have been issued to Charles F. Morloch, 23, Sylvan; Miss Amanda Walker, 23, Chelsea; John F. Roller, 34, Freedom; Miss Clara Uphous, 25, Sharon; Clifford R. Laflin, 20, Ypsilanti; Miss May Nichols, 20, Ypsilanti.

Sir Knight and Rev. Wm. Gardam, of St. Luke's Episcopal church, Ypsilanti, has extended to the Ann Arbor Commandery an invitation to attend an Easter service at his church Sunday April 2. The invitation has been accepted.

The estate of George H. Rasch, of Lodi, was yesterday settled by the administrator, Comstock F. Hill. The first offer he received on the farm was $7,400 from George J. Klaeger. The widow was not satisfied and Mr. Hill received an offer of $8,000, when Mr. Klaeger raised his first offer to $8,100 at which he closed the sale.

In the cases of Edward Croarkin, Patrick Sloan and Luther James, vs. Zenus Sweet, Wm. C. Reinhardt, Walter C. Mack, Delbert Goodspeed and Charles W. Wagner, the motion of A. J. Sawyer and M. J. Cavanaugh, the defendants' attorneys that security for costs be ordered was granted.

In the case of Leander D. Allen, of Dexter, vs. Daniel E. Hoey, of the same place, growing out of a fight, Arthur Brown as the defendant's attorney has filed a plea and notice in which it is claimed that the defendant acted in self defense, and that the plaintiff so falsely slandered the defendant and his property that the assault was justifiable.

Sam Burchfield, the ornithologist reports that yesterday morning he saw a flock of blackbirds fly south. It was early in the morning and he could not see the birds very distinctly, but from their flight he thought they were black birds. He thinks John Allmand, of Jackson ave., must have been mistaken when he could not sleep mornings on account of the noise made by the robins.

The fame of the Ann Arbor Organ Co. is spreading over the globe. Yesterday orders were received for organs from Sidney, South Australia, Holland, and Spurr Tree, Jamaca. This last order was addressed to the Allmendinger Organ Co. which showed that this order was sent, in consequence of an organ sold there, some years ago. There is a large Moravian settlement at Spurr Tree.

The republican city convention has been called to meet at the court house, on Friday March 24, at 7:30 o'clock, p. m., local time, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the various city 'offices and the transaction of such other business as may come before it. The ward caucuses will be held at the usual places, Thursday evening, March 23, at 7:30 p. m. At these caucuses-candidates for ward offices will be named and ward committees chosen.

Jacob Sindlinger of Scio town; ship, residing six miles northwest of Ann Arbor and two miles south and one and one-half miles east of Dexter, will sell at public auction, Thursday, March 16, at one o'clock sharp: 2 gray mares, 8 and 9 years old; 1 black mare, 12 years old; 1 4 milch cows, 2 heifers, 20 ewes,  8 shoats, 70 chickens, 2 wide tire - wagons, 1 pair bobsleighs, 1 cutter, 1 double buggy, 1 single buggy, 1 set double harness, 1 single harness, 1 Champion binder, 1 Advance mower, and other machinery, corn, hay, stalks and household furniture. Fred Krause the veteran auctioneer will conduct the sale.

From Yesterday's Daily Argus.

The members of Otseningo lodge, No. 295, I.O.O.F. are arranging to give a spread after the work of initiation next Tuesday night.

The fire department was called out this morning by a burning chimney at No. 508 N. Fifth ave. The house is occupied by J. E. Roach. No damage was done.

The precaution which was taken by Chief Sipley, of the fire department in placing the hose cart on runners has proven timely. It has been called out three times.

J. H. Wines, of Pittsfield, township died yesterday of old age. He formerly lived at Chelsea and the remains will be taken there for interment this evening on the 5:40 train.

Lehmann Bros. and Stivers today filed a declaration in the case of Catharine Walker vs. Theodore Walker. They declare on a note given Feb. 8, '94 for $1,400 with 4 per cent interest.

The Christian Endeavor, of the Presbyterian church, will give a social in the church parlors on Saturday night, the 11th. All young people of the congregation are most cordially invited.

Thomas D. Kearney, of this city, was chairman of the second district delegation in the democratic state convention in Kalamazoo yesterday and John L. Duffy was one of the two tellers of the convention.

Mrs. Sarah Puscall, of 303 S. State street died of pneumonia at the age of 61 years. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 8 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Chelsea on the 8:40 train.

The fire department was called out last evening by a small fire on N. Fifth ave., in a house owned by Mrs. Koss and occupied by Edward Hurst a colored man. Damage $100. It caught over head from a hot stove.

The family of the late Patrick O'Hearn wish to thank most sincerely the members of the Common Council, the City Officers, the Post Office employees, and others for the many kindnesses shown them in their bereavement.

The Sutton school of Northfield recently purchased a new organ of J. F. Schaeberle and he has been trying for three days to get some one to deliver it. Yesterday he succeeded in finding a drayman willing to undertake it.

Capt. E. L. Negus, of Chelsea, was in in the city today and dined at the Manly restaurant. Capt. Negus says that the farmers are showing an increased appreciation for farm lands, and the farms about Chelsea are bringing a much higher price than a year ago.

The meeting of the Primary Sunday School Union, held in Newberry hall yesterday afternoon was so slimly attended, that it was adjourned for one week. Last year the meetings of the union were held weekly, but this year it has been decided to hold them quarterly.

The democratic state convention last evening nominated Thomas E Barkworth, of Jackson, for justice of the supreme court and Edwin F DeGendre, of Calumet, and Stanley E. Parkhill, of Owosso, for regent of the University. The contest fo judge simmered down to Barkwortl and Morse and it was a hot fight Senator Charles A. Ward, of this city, was permanent secretary of the convention and also a member of the committee on resolutions.

Funeral Director O. M. Martin has had troubles of his own, one being a slight difficulty with a snow drift in Northfield on Tuesday. When his horse floundered around in a five foot drift, Oliver tried the exercise of his youth, trying to stand on his head. The stretcher in his sleigh flew out in one direction and his instrument case in another. His horse enjoyed the occasion and patiently waited until Mr. Martin had expressed his feelings and gathered up his valuables.

Attorney E. B. Norris is smiling in consequence of the decision of the supreme court in the chancery case of Ira Webster vs. Sarah Warner et al. The bill was filled against heirs to enforce a contract of sale of real estate which has not been signed by the wife. Both husband and wife are dead. Mr. Norris as defendants solicitor contended that a constitutional question was involved, in that the wife did not relinquish her dower right, the instrument was void.

E. J. Legendee of Calumet, who was nominated by the democratic state convention yesterday for regent for the University is well known here. He spent considerable time in the literary department of the university and graduated in law with the '94 class. He went to Calumet and was elected justice of the peace on a non partisan ticket. The office is worth $4000 a year and he is very popular with all Classes there. If elected the regency he will make a valuable member of the board.

The members of the Bethlehem Verein, the society of young people of the Bethlehem church, whose first meeting and literary program was referred to in last weeks Argus, went last evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Fritzof Scio. They went out in three bob sleighs. They enjoyed themselves immensely. everybody who has ever enjoyed the hospitalities of the Fritz homestead knows how utterly the word "generous" fails to convey the full meaning of the hearty welcome guests receive. The pleasures of last evening will not soon be forgotten.

Stanley E. Parkhill nominated for regent, on the democratic ticket against Col. Eli R. Sutton, on the republican, is a graduate of the pharmacy department of the class of '75. Mr. Parkhill is well known throughout the state having served on the state board of pharmacy. He has a broad intellectual mind and will make an invaluable member of the board of regents. Mr. Parkhill, is a fluent speaker and will worthily represent our great state institution. He is a good business man, and very systematic in his investigations, never hesitating to express his honest convictions. He has many personal friends, who while they may possibly not always agree with all his political views, recognize his great personal worth, and will throw their influence for his election. At present Mr. Parkhill is a member of the board of public works at Owosso.