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A car load of telephone polis for the Bell company arrived over the Ann Arbor road yesterday. Chas. Major, the decorator, has iust received some little red wagons with aluminum wheels to give away to the boys. A body of pretty normal girls carne to Ann Arbor this morning by trolly and take the Ann ArborPoad to their homes. Tbe city treasurer to be appointed by Mayor Luick will be a Germán or at least a man who speaks the Germán language as well as the English. Of the total enrollment of students at the University of Michigan the present year i,869,or about 59 per cent, are from the state of Michigan. William Herz, the glass and paint man, has just put in a new píate glass 24x114 inches in a show case that had been broken while in transit on the railroad. E. F. Mills, has placed in his dry goods store on S. Main st., some handsome new antique show cases. They are very pretty and show oí the goods to great advantage. The Ferguson Buggy Co. building on Detroit st., now presents a fine appearance. The front has been painted a cheerful yellow, which shows off the building to advantage. Basil Hutchinson and Charles Thompson were yesterday convicted of being drunk. Justice Duffy fined each the costs, or in default confinement 10 days in jail. Hutchinson paid up. Thompson is still in jail. Wednesday night about 10 o'clock James Tolford, a farmer living near Ypsilanti, was found by the road side a few miles from the city, with his head severely cut and bruised and the temporal bone crushed in. When broüght to consciousness, he said that he had been thrown from a wagon in a runaway accident. The case of Thomas Leonard vs. John O'Brien was tried with a jury before Justice Duffy yesterday. The matter involved was a difference in the accounts of the parties. The verdict of the jury was $5.50 in favor of the defendant. Cavanaugh and Wedemeyer were the plaintiffs attorneys and Norris and Kearney the defendant. From Seturday's Daily Argus. Newly elected City Clerk Harkins is having material drawn to a lot on N. Main st., preparatory to building a new house. There was only one vote in the state senate against William Judson's confirmation as state oil inspecter and that was a democrat. H. G. Wheeler, yesterday purchased a fine driving horse from the Kyer Milling Co., which he presented to his daughter, Miss Maggie Wheeler. A dancing party was given last evening at the residence of Hiram H. Babcock at Delhi. Fifty-five young people were present. Linnens orchestra furnished the rnusic. A general good time was enioyed. The Ypsilanti high school took part in an oratorical contest at Hillsdale last evening with the high schools of Adrain, Ttcumseh, Mason and Hillsdale. Miss Mabel Shafter Lee, of Mason, won. The legislature of Xebraska has appropriateda one mili tax for their state university. The University of Michigan wouid be delighted to go without any further appropriation if the legislature here would appropriate half of that amount. Andrew Reule, of the flrm of Wadhams, Ryan and Reule, has through the agency of Fred Markin, purchased a fine gelding at Milan. The horse's sire was Coralloid with a mark of 2:13. Mr. Reule will now be equipped to throw dust into the eyes of some of the slow trotters of the city. Washtenaw, Monroe, Jackson and Lenawee will constitute a census district for the taking of the next U. S. census and will be in charge of a supervisor who will receive $1,000 and allowances. He will have the selection of the enumerators in his district, who will probably make from $75 to $85 a month while their work lasts. Fred Kappler died last night at the residence of his father, George Kappler, of Lodi, aged 31 years, of consumption. The funeral services will be held from his father's house at 11 o'clock Monday, and "interraent will take place in the cemetery at St. Thomas church in Lodi. He leaves a wife and two children. Tomorrow it will be two weeks since a third child was buried. At the meeting of the Detroit Presbytery held in Howell this week, Mrs. VV. W. Wetmore, of VV. Huron st., was elected lïrst vice jresident of the Home missionary society and secretaryof literature of' the Foreign missionary society. During the past year the amount raised by the Home missionary society was $4005.14, and for the Foreign missionary society $5806.85. The Detroit Presbytery stands second in size and contributions to the Chicago Presbytery, which is the largest board in the north-west. Last evening the committee consisting of Messrs. Albert Schu macker, Emanuel Spring and William Feldheuiser, of the Arbeiter Verein, and John Meyer, John Lutz and Christian Martin, of Lenoania lodge, D. O. H. met. and auditedcjthe accounts of the Biermann benefit concert. They found a balance of $185.73 after all bilis were paid. They then called on Mr. Biermann and handed him the amount in a check. Mr. Biermann feit and exppressed himself as very grateful to all his friends, for their substantial help in his necessity. Conard and Jones, of West Grove, Pa., the largest grówers of cannas and roses in America, have arranged, through Dr. Schlotterbeck of the pharmaceutical department of the University of Michigan, to make a large floral dislay on the campus the coming summer. Over 500 canna plants, comprising ten of the finest and most expensive varieties, have already arrived in Ann Arbor and will be set out as soon as the weather permits. These, w th fifty hardy shrubs, such as roses, spirjeas, althseas, etc, will be placed in 4 large circular beds. The Iargest of these, 22 feetin diameter, will be in front of the library building. A second, 20 feet in diameter, will be in front of Tappan hall; and the other two, which will be each 17 feet in diameter, will be between University hall and State street. - U. of M. News Letter. A. R. Hall, Observatory st., died this morning. His funeral services will be held in the Congregational church on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. Hall was an old resident of Ann Arbor. He was for many years engaged in running a bakery, the name of Hali's bakery being almost household words. He was a most industrious and conscientious man, who had many friends that respected his good qualities. He was one of the original members of the Congregational church in this city. He was, during his younger days when his health permitted, an active and devoted member. His wife preceeded him in death some years. Five children E. B. N. Hall, of Reading, Mich., Mary a teacher in the Western Seminary, at Oxtord, Ohio, Sarah, of E. Washington st., Ann Arbor, a married daughter and Grace of Cincinnati, Ohio, survive him. From Monday's Daily Argus. The Coraedy club cleared about $400 by its recent performance. The circuit court'opens next Monday when the jury is ordered to be sresent. The initiation of the O. E. S. has 3een postponed until next week Wednesday, April 19. Jacob Laubengayer.of the firm of Heinzeraann and Laubengayer, is making arrangements to plant 37 acres of chicory. Charles F. Severson, son of Jusice Severson, of Chicago, who served in Co. A. Thirty-first Michigan Volunteer Infantry during the war with Spain, has been appointed a cadet at large at West Point by President McKinley. Edward Dreyer, of 1308 Traver st., died April 8th, of acute bronchitis, aged 72 years. The funeral services occurred Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the remains were taken on the 7:45 train this morntng to Courtland, Ontario. A decree was made today, by Judge Kinne ratifying the sale of real estáte of John C. Frye, incompetent to Godfried Bauer.of Salem, by John A. Fry, guardián. Cavanaugh and Wedemeyer were the solicitors of the guardián. Y' M. C. A. men are agitating the formation of a Y. M.C. A. brass band. There will be a meeting at the Association rooms tomorrow evening for further consideration of the matter. All members at all interested in such an organization are invited to be present. Senator Ward is on record as not opposed to the mining school, and he will not work to have it attached to the university. "The school would add little to the university," he said, "and we would only get some fifteen or twenty additional students which would not equalize the expeuse. I favor leavlng the school where it is, as it is situated where the students can get the benefit of practical work." - Free Press. The University of Michigan Summer School will open June 28 and extend to August 10. Sixty courses touching all lines of academie work will be given. The instruction in the department of law will open June 26, two days earlier than the other department. It will be to the interest of the citizens of Ann Arbor to make these announcements as widely known as possible. The larger the number of students attending the summer schools; the better will be the work done as a whole. Ann Arbor is a pleasant city in summer and students will be welcomed to enjoy the privileges offered. A municipal club at Ann Arbor, one of these organizations that is full of reform in everything that they can't haudle, and filed with men who are not satisfied with any party, named W. D. Harriman for mayor, but he wouldn't stay,though he is of right and by calling one of the charter members. He declares he is a free trade republican, a hard money democrat. Makes us think of a wagon some of us boys fixed once for a chap,who was in a huckleberry marsh. The near fore wheel and off hind wheel were exchanged, and the owner, on his way home said to his wife, "Nancy I can't see what in tarnation makes this 'ere