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17
Month
March
Year
1899
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From Friday's Daily Argus. The Ann Arbor road will put two night trains on the road in June with sleepers. John W. Moroney, of 1407 Broadway, has had his pension increased from $24 to $30 per month. County Treasurer Mann yesterday settled with City Treasurer Seyler. Out of the state tax of $13.680 and county tax of $5650 only $225.69 were returned incollected. The members of Friendship lodge No. 70, D. O. H. are arranging for a musical program to be given March 14 in Germania hall. A dance will be given after the concert. Arrangements have been made for a party of 24 high school students to have a sleigh ride to Mooreville this evening. They probably will take an omnibus instead of a sleigh. The . dates for the May Festival are as follows: May 11, evening, Choral concert, Germán Reguiem May i2, afternoon, Symphony concert; evening, Sembrich concert; May 13, afternoon, orchestral matinee; evening, Samson and Delilah. Hon. James W. Wing, of Honey Creek, was in the city yesterday. He said, it cost the farmer 85 cents a bushel to raise wheat. I have not sold a bushel of my last years crop. This year I have 40 acres wheat in the ground. We farmers should receive more for our wheat than we are getting at present. Last evening the Detroit electric car coming from that city, struck a horse and cutter at the stone culvert at the corner of E. University and Packard streets. The driver and his lady were thrown out, the cutter badly smashed and the horse cut and bruised. The lady took the car down town while the man cared for the horse. The names of the parties could not be ascertained. The funeral services of Charles Downs held in St. Patricks church, of Northfïeld, this morning were very largely attended, the church being filled. Rev. Fr. Goldriclc officiated. He preached a touching sermon, and showed his affection for the deceased by entering the organ gallery and singing a most appropriate solo. Fr. Goldricks splendid voice with the fitting words made a deep impression on his congregation. Front Saturday's Daily Argus. Judge Kinne, has granted decrees of divorce in the following cases: Bertha E. Beach vs. Frank W. Beach; Mollie Forthoffer vs. Jacob Forthoffer; Nina E. Oliver vs. Thomas H. Oliver; and Allie E. Freer vs. Nelson Freer. The services at the S. University ave., Church of Christ, will be of unusual interest tomorrow. Rev. T. N. McCash, of Des Moines, Ia., who is conducting revival services at the church, will preach in the morning on the subject, "Drifting." At night his address on "Opening the Hill" will be especially helpful to all students. The meetings continue to grow in interest. Tonight at 7:30 Dr. McCash's theme is "The Universal Command. " From Monday's Daily Argus. The Johnson grocery on N. Main street will move into the city hall building by the first of April. Staebler, Schmid and Mack, today shipped over the Ann Arbor road two car loads of wool to Milwaukee. George R., the 12 days old son of George H. and Josephine Beek, No. 627 Miner street, died yesterday. The funeral services will be held tomorrow. The Eberbach Hardware Co., have received the contract to put up steel ceiling in a new building at Whitmore Lake. The company's men left this morning to do the work. A Kuraber of young people gathered at the home of Miss Fannie E. Thompson, of 740 Packard street, Saturday afternoon to remind her that it was her twelfth birthday. A very pleasant time was had by all. During the past night, a six inch water main on W. Huron st. near the city line burst. Superintendent Hutzel, of the water company, was notified and'he immediately turned off the water. Tramps broke into two freight cars at the Ann Arbor freight depot last night, and stole some shirts and a few groceries. They broke into a large case that they probably thought were cigars. They forced the door with a coupüng pin. On Palm Sunday two weeks from yesterday confirmation will be held in the Bethlehem and Zion churches. In the Bethlehem church there are 25 boys and 2t girls, and in Zion :hurch 22 boys and 26 girls, candiiates for the rite of confirmation. "The King's Daughters, of the Unitarian church, wil! give au Easter sale and supper in the parlors of the church, on Saturday, March 25 The sale will begin at 3 p. 111. and last till 10 p. m.; a 15 cent supper will be served at 6 p. m. All are invited to come. Ella Mav Spiegelberg aged 23, daughter of Henry Spiegelberg, of Whitmore Lake, died yesterday of pneumonia. The funeral services will be held at the Whitmore Lake church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. The interment will take place at Hamburg. On Saturday afternoon Mrs.Herman Zeitz, No. 328 S. Fourth ave. gave a most delightful reception to the members of the Alpha Ch Omega, of which society she is an honorary member. The rooms were beautifully decorated with pnttec plants and cut flowers. Dainty refreshments were served. A copy of La Union, of Guiñes Sábado, Cuba, h is published in half English and half Spanish There are some very sensible articles on the question of helping the needy which are numbered by the thousand. Not free food, but work is wanted. The editor of the pape is Valentín Cuestary Rendules. Nathaniel Schmid, of Manchester, was in the city yesterday. He says Manchester has the best side walks of any village of its size in the state. There are so far over five miles of cement walk laid in the village, and two miles more are to be laid this summer. The corporation pays one-half of the costs and the property owner the other half. Henry J. Mann, as administrator of the estáte of Christian Brenner deceased, on Saturday sold the livery outfit to Joseph Wagner,of Scio. Mr. Wagner has rented the building for a year with the priviledge of three. . His brother-in-law, exsheriff Michael Brenner will manage the business during the summer. Mr. Wagner contemplates' moving to the city next f all. Walter Mack, of Mack & Co. returned from New York yesterday He has made extensive purchases ol the latest styles of goods. He reports he never saw business so flourishing in the east. There were rush crowds in the retail stores in New York, that it was almost impossible to get into them. The wholesalers and jobbers were so busy that they could hardly give much attention to their customers. Mr. Mack hopes that soine of this eastern prosperity will strike Ann Arbor. Allen creek was on the rampage Saturday evening, the melting snow having swollen it so large that the culverts would not allow the water to pass. The culvert on William street although 8 by 10 ft. could not carry the water, and it backed up under the freight house, undermined a pile of telegraph poles and ties, and they were all afloat. Baggage Master Elliot and Assistant Stoll watched all night to see that the timber was not carried down stream. The water also undermined a side track west of the Ann Arbor depot making it unsafe to be used by a locomotive. In the yard of j Karl C. Joerndt, on S. First st. the i water stood two feet deep. The west branch of the creek was also greatly swollen, but no damage is reported.