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The Sanitary Milk Co. received a car load of machinery yesterday.

The corner stone of University hall was laid on commencement day in 1871.

Chas. Braun agent of Amelia Osgood has settled with D. Cramer for legal services in connection with the Osgood estate.

Major John P. Kirk is booked for a talk before the Ypsilanti high school tomorrow afternoon on "The Citizen Soldier."

Capt. Charles H. Manly has been appointed to check up and audit, as an expert, the "books of the city treasurer and city clerk.

Lawrence Kahoe died this morning at Pontiac. The remains will be brought here tomorrow and the funeral will be held from St. Thomas church.

Excavating for the new residence of Prof. J. Playfair McMurrich on Washtenaw ave. was commenced today. August Tessmer will do the mason work and William Copeland & Son the carpenter work.

At a meeting of the township board of Manchester Matthew T. Prout was elected justice of the peace for the full term. The board of school inspectors of Manchester appointed Frederick Steinkohl chairman.

Mrs. Mary Hill Roberson, of Clarke's Lake, a niece of Mrs. Wm. Campbell and well known in this city, died Sunday night, The funeral will be held from her late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The case of Eugene E. Beal vs. Mrs. Minnie M. Smith to recover possession of the premises at 409 S. Division st. was heard today before Circuit Court Commissioner Murray and judgment rendered in favor of the plaintiff.

A letter from Christian Mack at Ocala, Florida, where he and Mrs. Mack arrived last Saturday, states that they found their daughter Mrs. W. J. Abbott much improved in health. They had a very pleasant trip to the land of flowers.

Jacob Laubengayer, of W Huron st. , yesterday purchased the old Anderson place of 37 acres on the S. Ypsilanti road adjoining the farm of Fred Hutzel. He with his partner John Heinzmann will this season plant the land with chicory.

Louis Laflin purchased the Henry T. Baker farm in the township of Ypsilanti yesterday and was in the city yesterday afternoon closing up the business. He purchased it for his son Clifford, who was married March 10th last. The farm contains 80 acres.

The case of Adam Meuth vs. Arthur Shepperd, which was to have been heard before Circuit. Court Commissioner Murray today, for the recovery of possession of the meat market and residence above the same, at 410 Detroit st,, was settled by the parties interested without coming to trial.

No door is thick enough to keep out the newspaper and its advertising; no chamber is too remote, or too quiet, for the favorite family paper; no surveillance is so strict but the newspaper is admitted; and it brings its message of wars and rumors of wars, of elections, accidents, marriages. births and deaths - and advertisements.

A little two year old child of M. M. Hawxhurst met with a painful accident yesterday. The boy was playing about when the washing was going on and in some way caught the middle finger of the right hand in the wringer which took it off just below the, nail. The end of the finger was put back in place and it is hoped it may grow on again.

Messrs. Staebler Schmid & Mack have sold 50,000 pounds of wool stored in Manchester to the Milwaukee Worsted Co. Terms private. Mr. Whestone, the company's wool sorter concluded the bargain. The gentlemen returned yesterday from an inspection of the wool. They cannot describe, the terrible condition of the roads. Their carriage broke down and they had to walk a number of miles.

Ernest P. Van Kleek, the skirt manufacturer, says he has not yet been approached on the question of a trust. As he does all his business through agents he does not see how his business could be conducted through a trust. He now has from 1,000 to 1,500 agents on his books. This is true that if supplies of materials were all purchased by one head, the manufacturers of the city would save money in buying large quantities and freight charges.

Comstock F. Hill and Emily B. Hill, of Lodi, by his solicitors Lawrence & Butterfield, today filed an answer to the bill of complaint in the case brought by Mary E. Hill. through her solicitor A. J. Sawyer. The answer is short and denies every paragraph in toto except general allegations which are admitted. In reference to the several pieces of real estate, a larger amount of incumbrances are alleged than stated in the bill of complaint. The substance of the allegations in the bill and answer means an accounting or the transactions between the parties.

The articles of incorporation of the Union cemetery of Ypsilanti township have been filed in the county clerks office. The cemetery contains three and a half acres. The capital stock is 1200 divided into shares of $5 each. The stock holders of the company corporation are Albert Day 2 shares; H. Ruthruff, 3; William Day, 2 ; F. S. Fletcher, 1; F. Z. Fletcher, 16; and Sumner Damon, 16. The first board of directors are: Sumner Damon, Henry Stumpenhusen, Albert Day, Dallas Pierce, John C. Tuttle, Harrison Ruthruff, F. J. Fletcher. William Day and Wallace S. Draper. The flrst secretary will be William Day.

A recount of the vote of township treasurer was made in Northfield yesterday with the result that M. P. Toben, candidate on the Citizens' ticket was declare elected by a majority of four. It will be remembered that the first count on the evening of election day gave Toben 12. As there was some dissatisfaction with the result another count was taken. This gave John P. Smith, the democratic candidate four majority. Yesterday's recount showed conclusively that the office belonged to Toben by four majority and every body seemed satisfied with the recount and the result. W. W. Wedemeyer appeared as counsel for Mr. Toben.

                                         From Wednesday's Daily Argus.

The will of Sarah Prescott of Ann Arbor was today admitted to probate.

Edward J. Taylor, of this city railway mail clerk, has been transferred from the Michigan Central to a run on the Wabash from Detroit to St. Louis. Mo.

Justice William G. Doty bas rented the offices formerly occupied by Justice E. B. Pond and will start a justice mill there as soon as they can be put in order.

The Odd, Fellows dance last night was a very pleasant affair, about 40 couple taking part in the terpsichorean sport. It broke up at 1:30 o'clock this morning.

Christian Mast was convicted this morning of stealing a blanket from A. V. Robison and sentenced by Justice Duffy to 65 days in the Detroit house for correction.

Marriage licenses were issued today to Charles M. Alber, 33, Saline, Ida Luckhardt, 18, Lodi ; Clyde E. Read, 24, Ann Arbor, Elizabeth Kirby, 35, Ann Arbor.

While Ann Arbor aldermen are junketing in Detroit, Mayor Davis and City Clerk McGregor, of Ypsilanti, were looking over the pavements of he Jackson streets.

The "Pot Luck" club have received at Zukey Lake a fine naptha launch from La Porte, Ind. The members of he club expect to have much pleasure with their boat during the summer.

A letter has been received from Belgium announcing that the seed for the Ann Arbor Chicory Co. would be shipped April 1. It may be expected in Ann Arbor about the end of next week.

J. H. Boyle, No. 415 Detroit st., who has the old Moses Rogers agricultural business, is the owner of the most complete seed case in the city. It is of Minnesota ash and very handsome.

All the mails in the United States are now being weighed. The weighing period lasts for six weeks and on the basis of the weights thus found, the compensation of the railroads are fixed for the next four years.

John Heinzmann, president of the Ann Arbor Chicory Co. yesterday received a letter from D. C. Dean. of Adrian, who wants to contract for five acres of chicory. This shows what farmers away from Ann Arbor think of the enterprise.

A Milan dispatch says: Mrs. Oscar Van Valkenburg received a letter from her son at Manila. It was written just after the great battle March 1, and he said that he was all right, as were Frank Turner and Will Younglove. also of that village, and in the same company with him.

The long takled of junket to inspect street paying has started today. Mayor Luick, City Clerk, Harkins and a number of aldermen were in Detroit inspecting the merits of brick and asphalt paving, It is understood that tomorrow they will go to Owosso, Saginaw, Bay City and Flint.

On Thursday and Friday evening, April 20 and 21, "The Jolly Night Club" will give the laughable farce, "The Limerick Boy," in Germania hall All the latest songs will be introduced, and as special scenery has been painted a successful performance is guaranteed. The prices are 15 and 25 cents.

The trial of Edward Ascher for the murder of Valmore C. Nichols, the Pittsfield farmer, is dragging along in the recorders court, at Detroit. The testimony so far in is practically the same as that the first trial, although the witness have been somewhat less confused in their answers.

County Clerk Schuh sent the election returns to Lansing yesterday. One certified copy was sent to Hon. Hazen S. Pingree, a second to the state treasurer and the third to the secretary of state. Five days time is allowed by law in which to forward the returns. Those of Washtenaw county will probably be among the first to arrive.

The board of directors of the Washtenaw Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. met in the secretary's office this afternoon. Present were President Edward Nordman, of Lima ; Secretary Childs and Directors John Spaffard, Manchester, Frederick Braun, Ann Arbor town, Russell Reeves Dexter and A. R. Graves of Ypsilanti. The afternoon was spent taking proofs in the loss of Thomas P. Kearney of Northfield who claims to have lost 400 bushels of beans. A. .J. Sawyer, the counsel of Mr. Kearney took occasion after looking over the minute book of the company to express himself in very complimentary terms as to the way in which Secretary Childs kept the book. He said the records were very full and satisfactory.

                                               From Yesterday's Daily Argus.

There are over 50 graduates of Cleary's Business college employed in Jackson.

Dr. Nacrede gave the first of a series of lectures on military surgery to the medical students in the medical building last evening.

President Angell speakes before the Bankers' club in Chicago Saturday relative to "Reform in the Consular Service in the Orient. 

The bill of Senator Ward amending the charter of Ypsilanti relative to paving and sewerage has passed the senate and gone to the house.

Rev. Fr. Goldrick, of Northfield, and Rev. F. Ryan, of Dexter, exchange pulpits next Sunday. Rev. Fr. Goldrick commences the 40 hours' devotion in the Dexter church.

W. W. Wedemeyer has an invitation to deliver the decoration day oration at Bellevue this year. He had an invitation from there last year but was obliged to decline it.

The subject at the Adventist church Sunday evening. April 16, is "The Temptations of Christ. " Test: Mat. 44:1-11. The church is located at the corner of Liberty and Division sts.

The Easter offering at the Unitarian church was over $250. The pastor Rev. J. H. Crooker, will preach next Sunday morning on the subject, "The Crucifixion of Jesus, a new interpretation. "

Suit has been commenced by Peter W. Shute and Clara L. Shute, of Ypsilanti, against Isaac Perine, Martin Cramer and the New State Telephone Co. for $10,000. Lee N. Brown and M. J. Lehman are the plaintiffs attorneys.

Notice has been filed in the county clerks office that the Ypsilanti Mineral Springs Co. has ceased to do business and has no liabilities. The notice is signed by Clark Cornwell and Edward Cornwell a majority of the stockholders.

A Lansing dispatch says the McMillan push is behind a plan for a new circuit judge in Wayne county for which Byron S. Waite is said to be slated. Mr. Waite is a graduate of the law department and married a daughter of Densmore Cramer.

Jacob Dupper, of this city, has received a copy of an American paper published in Manila. It is dated Mar. 2. It gives full accounts of the various fights. Among the local advertisements is one of the man who made the first sandwich in Manila.

J. R. Bach and T. D. Kearney have purchased what is known as the Miller property and the Methodist church property where the sheds used to be on E. Washington st. They will remove the old buildings, cut up the land into four lots and will build houses on two of them this season.

Major Charles B. Nancrede in his lecture on Medical Surgery last evening told of seeing in Cuba two men sitting together smoking, each having a Mauser bullet imbedded in his brain. The non explosive bullet involved little loss of tissue and in many cases the wound healed before the first dressing had been removed.

Julus Trojanowski yesterday received a letter from his brother John of Co. A, in Cuba. John also sent his brother a lot of plants, flowers and a branch of a lemon tree with small fruit. In the letter he says he has a parrot that he will try to bring home for his niece. He reports the men as being well and in good spirits.

Dr. C. B. Kinyon will speak to the Young Men's Christian Association next Sunday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock on "Causes that weaken manhood. " This meeting is for men, and all men are welcome. As a special musical attraction, Herman D. Allmendinger, of the Presbyterian church quartet will render a baritone solo.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dell, of Augusta, were in the city last evening the guest of Mr. Dell's brother, Dr. Jesse Dell, of W. Ann st. Mr. Dell says that most of his neighbors think they will have no apples this year. He has examined his young peach trees and he thinks the buds are all right. The buds on his old trees are dead. The wheat in Augusta looks very brown and dead.

At the last election of the Ann Arbor Gas Co., Samuel Douglas, Henry W. Douglas, Moses Seabolt, William Wagner and E. D. Kinne were elected directors. The board organized by electing Samuel Douglas, president and Henry W. Doulgas secretary and superintendent. The finances of the company are in a very satisfactory condition.

The funeral services of Mrs. Anne McMahon Gaige, wife of Fred S. Gage, of 1109 Willard st., notice of whose death appeared in last week's Argus-Democrat, were held from her late residence on Friday the 7th inst. the interment being in Forrest Hill cemetery.

It surprised a good many in Justice Duffy's court yesterday to hear Dr. Carrow talk Chinese. But the doctor is no novice in that kind of talk. He spent nearly eight years of his life in Canton in charge of a native hospital. It was absolutely necessary that he know the language and he learned it well. He returned from there in 1884.

The following among the marriage licenses in yesterday's Free Press has created considerable interest here the parties being so well known ; John Ottmar, 29, Ann Arbor; Minnie Roberts, 29, Whitmore Lake. Mr. Ottman is with Dr. Jesse Dell. He went to Detroit Tuesday and said he would return last evening. A telephone message was received yesterday that he would return home today. Their friends wish them much happiness.