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From Friday's Daily Arsus. The windows of Seabolt Bros. grocers, were handsomely lettered today. Comnieueing with this %yeek,the Ann ArDor road is running chair cars on the morning aud evening passenger traius. Mrs. Ross Granger sent $30 to Co. A yesterday, the proceeds of the party given at her academy ten days ago i'or tbeir benefit. The house yesterday passed the bill amending the charter of the city of Ypsilauti and it is now in the hands of the governor. Mrs. Jane Stedman, of Howell, who died at Howell last Saturday aged 88 years, was a resident of Washtenaw county in 1839. John Wisner expects to build ra residence on Wells st. next July. His increasing business here requires him to move to this city. J. R. Bach sold a lot this morning at the corner of Third and W. Washington sts. to Mrs. C. Broek, of Chapin st. She will put up a new residence there. The Detroit papers say that 100,000 visitors will attend the Udd Fellows national encampment in Detroit next September and on Monday, Sept. 17, a trolley ride will be given to this city and a recepiton given at university hall. From the sixth annual report of the bureau of labor statistics we clip the following : At no time has the negro population of this state constituted one per cent of the entire population ; and while there has been a gradual increase of this population since 1870, the negro populatiou has decreased in per centage as to the total population of the state. A woman chicken fancier of the city had quite an experience with one of her hens. The hen had a greatly enlarged erop and seemed about to die. The woman opened the erop and removed a large wad of packed soured grass. She then sewed up the incisión vchich was two or three inches long. The hen irnrnediately began to improve and is now wholly recovered and is laying eggs each day. The Adrián Press need cast no snspicion on this item. Ie is properly vouched for. From Seturday's Daily Argus. Friday, April 28, has been set asicie as Arbor day. Supervisor Willis M. Fowler, of Saline, had a stroke of paralysis Wednesday. He is getting the better of it. The board of nealth of Milan report four deaths during the month of March and Freedom five. The case of the City vs. Binder & Kearns charged with keeping a gaming table, was adjonrnd before Justice DnfEy for two weeks. Allen A. Kent shipped his hnsehold goods from Dnndee to this city Thursday and is eettlitg them in his newly built residence in this city. J. Baumgardner, of the Ann Arbor marble works, erected a handsome monument in Oakwood cemetery, Tuesday, on lot of F.W. Fox.- Dundee Reporter Senator Ward s bill changing the name of the State Normal School at Ypsilanti to the Michigan Normal College passed the house yesterday and now goes to the governor. W. W. Wedemeyer leads the discussion tomorrow before the Business Mens's Class in the Congregational church of Chelsea on the subject, "The election of U. S. senators by popular vote. Wtaat interest has the church in the settlement of tbis and other poltical questions?" Jacob Troutvvein, formerly of Dexter, where he was an assietant of runeral Director John Costello, laas accepted a position with Fumeral Director O. M. Martin. He takes the place of George Haviland who went to California. Mr. Trontwein formerly resided in Ann Arbor and is well acquainted in tbe county. Lucy W., the relict of the late W. N. Cooper, died yesterday aged 66 years. The funeral services will probably le held on Monday. The iuterment ill take place in the Fifh ward ceuietery. Mrs. Cooper's only son is Sergeant William C. Cooper, of Co. A. He has been written and telegraphed to, but a yet no answer has been received. The building on N. Fonrth ave., adjoining Wurster & Kirns' carriage shop, is being remodeled by its owner, Charles F. Kayser. He proposes to add a third story. The roof framing shows the old solid style. The building was originally built by William Besimer who ran a saloon there. It was then known as the Commercial college. Albert Lntz and Leo Gruner have fonned a partnership nnder the firm name of Grnner & Lutz and will carry on a boot aud shoe bnsiness at the old stand of L. Gruner, 108 S. Main st. These young men are well known to Ann Arbor people as young men of clean characer, good business ablity, honeat and reliable. Ihe Argos wishes them every success. Mrs. Julia Heffelbower, wife of Samuel Heffelbower, 1025 Vaughan st, died this monnng at 8 o'clock af ter a lingering illness. Some time ago she ■was operated upon for tumor but never recovered from tbe trouble. She was 46 years old and leaves a husband and three children. She was born in Ohio and her remains will be taken to Delta, Ohio, on the S :4ö Ann Arbor train this eveniug. " The music loving public of Ann Arbor will be pleased to learn that Arthur Su Uvan 's eornic opereta "Box & Cox" will be given soon. It is under the dirction of Frank McIntyre. and Prof. Ron wiek will act as pianist. Jerome Crowley the gentlemau who made the hit in "A JSight Off," which was given at the Atheus by tho Coinedy Club, will play a prorniiient part, Ray Warren, now stndying with Mahu, of Detroit, will also sing a leading part. It will be given for the benefit of sorne churcb or other worthy organization. Just which oue lias uot been decided upon as y et. Andrew Mneblig, of the firm of Muehlig & Shmid, this morning recieved a telegram froru Adams, Mass., that his sister Mrs. Mollie Richmond had died suddenly. Th 3 time of the funeral will be announced later. Mrs. Richmond was born in Ann Arbor, Jan. 11, '54, and was married twice. She had snffered from the grip but in her last letter wrote that she was feeliug very well. During her life time she often remarked that when she died she would be oalled home suddenly. She had a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a sister of Audrew and John Mnehlig who with her invalid husband Byrou Richmond snrvive her. They have the siucere sympathy of everyone. The many friends of George Haviland, the assistant of Funeral Director O. M. Martin, will be mueh astonished to learn that he is in Hodeon, California. He had a friend there interested in one of the large, low grade gold quartz depositis in the world. For the past year George's friend has been wntiDg him about the developments being made. A new hotel at the mines has been put up, and George was telegraphed to come on to manage the house. He is an experienced hotel man and will be a valnable man for the position. He hesitated abont leaving, bnt the good offer was too much of a temptation to resist. He left Ann Arbor last week and after a stop of a few days went right through to California. His many friends wish him tho success that he metits. From Monday's Daily Argus. A fire in the rear of the residence of Cbristian Mack on Foarth ave., called out the fire department today. A pile of rubbish had been set on fire aud it ran along, approacbing so near the barn that it was feared the barn rnight catch. It was extinguished without any dam age beiiig done. The answer in the ehancery case of Janet Webb complainant vs. Walter J. Webb et al. defendants uf the defendants Elizabeth A. Ben ton, Jane M. Glenn, Margaret L. Hyde, Janet G. Pratt. Lucy A. Sweeney, George M . Webb and George Beiiton administrator has been filed by A. J. Sawyer their solicitor. Id the ehancery case of Peter Kelly and Rosa Kelly vs. Patrick Gallagher of Corrana S. S. Miner the defendants' solicitor filed an answer. The defendant while acknowledging all the payment8 claimed to be made on the mortagage by tbe complainants says he was always ready to and willing to come to a just and fair accounting but denies that tbe mortgage has been over paid. W. S. Lindsley, of Marlboro, Mass., a brother-in-law of Albert A. Marshall, the suicide of last Satnrday is in the city to look af ter Marshall' affairs and tale hie remains back to Marlboro. He says he first heard of the suicide in this way : The item was sent to the Associated Press by the Ann Arbor reporter and the f act that Marshall had cotnmitted suicide appeared in the Boston Globe and his (Lindsley 's) attention was called to the item by the local reporter of the Globe. Mr. Lindsley started yesterday and arrived in Ann Arbor this afternoon. He saya Marshall was natnrally of a melancoly uatnre. Then everything in his affairs had seemed to go wrong. He was warmly attached to his wife and she after a lingering illness died some three years ago. Since then he bas been more cast down tban before. He was afflicted with some head trouble also which at times made him blind and his sufferings were at tiuies terrible. In the letter which he sent to his mother he related that his troubles had become unendeurable and he could not bear up under thein any longer. Mr Lindsley will ship the remaius to Marlboro t-emorrow.