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From Friday's Daily Argus. The new livery barn, of Wallace & Rehfuss, is being wiring for electric lights. The 3 year old child of William Hoeft, of the second ward is very sick. Mrs. Hoeft the mother died recently leaving a large family. Robert H. Hemphill, treasurer of the city of Ypsilanti yesterday settled with County Treasurer Mann. He returned $285.60 uncollected taxes, which was less than last year. C. Hardy Woodruff who has made his home so many years with Mr. and Mrs. John Burg has secured a position as salesman, in Newcomb and Endicott's new shoe department. The supper given by the Lady Maccabees last evening was well attended by over 400 people, the receipts being over $40. The -hall was packed to suffocation. The young people enjoyed dancing after the hall was partially cleared. The funeral services of the 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schairer, were held in the Salem church at Weinsberg yesterday, Rev. Julius Klingmann, officiating. This is the second death in the family, the 14 year old son having died two weeks ago. The Salem Butter and Cheese Co., have filed in the county clerk's office a notice dissolving the corporation. The notice States all the debts have been cancelled, the surplus equitably distributed among its members. The notice is signed by E. T. Walker, Hiram B. Thayer, James W. Murray, John Munn, J. B. Waterman and D. W. White. Mrs. Patrick McCabe, aged 70, of Pinckney, died very suddenly last evening in Dexter while attending the St. Patricks banquet. She had not been out of the house during the winter. Soon after arriving at the rink where the banquet was given she complaint of feeling unwell and asked for a glass of water. She expired on the sidewalk while being taken tö a neighboring house. She leaves five children, of whom Patrick McCabe, formerly of Ann Arbor, under sheriff, is one. Several hundred men and boys gathered near the post office this afternoon to watch the antics of a student who had imbibed too much St. Patrick's day enthusiasm. His friends tried to induce him to go home but he would not. Officer Isbell tried his persuasive powers but the student insisted upon walking into jail, claiming he had been bulldozed long enough by the police, ánd he wanted a case of damages against the city of Ann Arbor. He said he had been trying to treat the newsboys to pop when told to move on. Mrs. Katharine Frey, of W. Jefferson st., died this morning at 4:30 o'clock after a week's illness of pneumonia. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John Newmann officiating. There sons aged 18, 16 and 14 years survive her, as well as her sisters, Mrs. Fred Stein, Mrs. Michael Weinmann and Mrs. John Schneider survive her. She was a very industrious hard working woman, who cared her sons in a most exemplary manner. Her death is a more than ordinary hard blow on her children. The St. Patricks banquet given in Déxter last evening for the benefit of St. Thomas Catholic church was a great success. Over 350 people enjoyed the bounteous supper. Rev. Fr. Comefort, of Pinckney, acted as to.istmaster. Hon. James McNamara, of Detroit, responded to the toast, "The Day We Celébrate." Rev. Fr. Conners, "The Irish American Soldier." Among the others who assisted were Rev. Fr. Wall, of Paw Paw, who spoke; James Harkins, of Ann Arbor, and Rev. Fr. Goldrick, of Northfield, and the Dexter Young Ladies Quartet who sang. They were so well received that they had to respond to numerous encores. Mrs. George L. Hull, of Hamburg, one of the old pioneers of Ann Arbor died Wednesday. The funeral services will be held Sunday. She was 72 years of age and born in Schenectady, N. Y. She with her husband; formerly resided on Thompson st. Mr. Thompson kept a grocery on S. Main st., where John Goetz., jr., is now located. She has been an invalid for the past five years. Mr. Thompson is expected home tomorrow from Denver, Coló., where he has been visiting a daughter. He with seven children, Mrs. E. T. Edmunds, of W. Huron st., Ann Arbor; Mrs. Ida Taylor,of Denver, Colo.; Miss Belle Hull, a teacher in the Detroit High school and Prof. Lawrence Hull, of Latirenville, New Jersey; Dr. Geo. Hull, of Ypsilanti; Edward Hull and Alexander Hull, of Hamburg, survive her. From Saturday's Daily Argus. The homeopathie hospital has at 'present 60 patients. Hon. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilanti, spoke at the St. Patricks banquet in Pontiac. The rains ot last night have swolIen Allen's Creek and its branches, until it over flowed its banks. An excellent large photograph of the late Phillip Bach has been placed in the window of his old store. A marriage license has been granted Fred E. Luckhardt 33, Lodi, and Paulina Lutzer 27, Freedom. The Michigan Central are receiving from 30 to 40 car loads of flour daily, from the Ann Arbor line, for the east. On Thursday Mrs. Eugene Oesterlin, of W. Huron st., celebrated her 51 birthday anniversary, with a delightful tea, given to a number of her old friends. In the chancery case of Katherine C. Reichert vs. John George Keek, of Lodi, a stipulation has been filed to take the deposition of Fred Keek, of Ritzville Washington. There are still some good seats for the May Festival which have not been reserved. Information can be had at Secretary Camborn's office, at the University school of music. The funeral services of Rudolph, the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick Kappler, of Scio, will be held at the St. Thomas church in Freedom tomorrow morn ing. The Ann Arbor road is crowded with freight trains. At Frankfort the road is burdened with the large amount of freight they have to handle, flour and lumber make the bulk of stuff handled. - Two Clover Leaf engines begin soon to help draw the trains south. - Owosso Argus. Justice of the Peace Chauncey Orcutt, of Ann Arbor township,was in the city today. Mr. Orcutt has filled the orfice for 11 years. He says business is rather quiet. He makes the offer to any couple that will call on him within the next 30 days that he will marry them free of charge. While Charles Arron Smith, of Scio, was in Dexter at the St. Patrick's banquet Thursday night some miscreant cut the harness on his horse which was hitched on Main st., into small pieces and after the banquet $100 worth of silverware was stolen from the carriage of Mrs Felix Dunlavey. Senators Davis, Latimer, Loomis A. G. Smith and Flood and Representative Mason and Brownell of the ways and means committee, after their visit to the Normal at Ypsilanti spent the afternoon yesterday at the University. The members o: the committee expressed themselves as much pleased with their visit, only regretting that they had no more time at their disposal. "Why do you not suggest that on the Lansing, Dexter and Ann Arbor electric road, and for that matter all the electric roads, the poles be placed between the track and the driveway on the roads," said an old horseman. "If this was done you would see that very few horses, even the most timid, would mind the cars. I have watched the horses on N. University ave., and I notice very few horses care for the cars at all. The line of poles seem to give the horses confidence." Prom Monday's Daily Argus. A class of fifty five was confirmed by Bishop Davies at St. Andrews church last night. A marriage license has been granted to Henry Walker 26 Sharon and Martha Kappler 22 Sharon. John Cowan, of Dixboro, has let a contract to Oscar Sorg to paint and decórate his house both inside and out. Mr. Sorg started the work today. Koch Bros. broke ground today for two brick stores on S. Ashley st., to be built for ex-County Treasurer Wm. Rehfuss, and the addition to the county jail. Some of the Doys who attended the chicken fight in Detroit Saturday night, complain about the street car accomodation. They claim they had to wait an hour for the Woodmere ave. car. H. T. Braman, of Milan, was in the city Saturday evening. Mr. Braman is engaged in the livery business and was in the city to inspect a new wagon, which Walker & Co., are manufacturing for his use. John Wagner, the butcher, of S. Main st., Saturday evening narrowly escaped chopping off the thumb of his right hand. He bruised it with a clever almost as badly as if he had cut his finger off. Judging from the amount of freight traffic on the Ann Arbor road at present, its management will experience no trouble in meeting the increased taxes undgr the Atkinson law. Saturday night the road deüvered 70 cars of freight to the Michigan Central bound east. Yesterday six doublé headers went through Ann Arbor each heavily laden. , Attorney George Turnbull was in the city today on legal business. He says that the people of Chelsea expect the new cement factory will give employment to from 100 to 3000 men,so that they do not worry about the threat that one of their industries will leave the village. The deposit of marl from which the cement is to be made is found at Four Mile lake, which is three miles from Chelsea. The remains of Abraham Hooker, of Milan, who died at the hospital yesterday were taken to his former home by Ann Arbor train this morning. He has been afflicted for some time with rheumatism and for the past month has been at the hospital undergoing treatment. He was about 35 years old and was married some three years ago to Miss Ella Springer who survives him. He leaves a father, two brothers and two sisters. The Portage Lake Cottage Association has filed its articles of incorporation in the county clerks office. The purposes of the association are stated to be "yatching, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, rowing and other lawful sports and recreations not contrary to law." The principal office will be in Ypsilanti. The life of the association is to be 30 years. The incorporators who sign the articles are Don L. Davis, W. H. Sweet, M. M. Read, Robert H. Kilian, James E. McGregor, Harry W. Densmore, Winifred J. Walker, W. L. Pack, Peter W. Carpenter, H. L. Stoup. The funeral services of Mrs.Katherine Frey, held in the Bethlehem church, yesterday afternoon were largely attended, every seat in the church being filled. Rev. John Newman pastor of the congregation officiated. Miss Flora Koch sang a most appropriate and touching solo. The interment took place in the Jackson ave. cemetery. The pall bearers were Mrs. Frey's brothers, Michael, Christian and Fred Stein and brother-in-law, Jacob Reimold A long procession followed the hearse to the grave. In addition to three sons, Mrs. Frey leaves three sisters, Mrs. John Schneider, Mrs, M. Weinmann and Mrs. Jacob Reimold, and four brothers, Michael Christian Louis and Fred Stein.