Bert W. Amsden, of Manchester, intends to move his business to Ypsilanti and will occupy a store in the George block. A Washington dispatch states that Festu R. Metcalf, a dry goods merchant of Adrian, is believed to stand the best show of being the census supervisor ín this congressiunal district. The state senate passed a bilí yesterday making tüe legal rate of interest 5 per cent instead of 6. The bill provides that the contract rate may be as high as 7. A declaration nas been filed in the case of the Deering Harvester Co. vs. Frank C. Armstrong, of Ypsilanti. A l,000 damuges are asked for default in paying promissory notes. J. Willard Babbitt is the plaintifTs attoruey. The work of excavating for the cellars for two honses to be built by William Goetz on E. Liberty st. was commenced today. August Tessmer will do the mason work and John Walz the carpenter The location of the new houses will be where the Fantle horuestead formerly stood. From Seturday's Daily ArLus. The addition to the jail is so far completed that the tin roof is being put on today. The firin of Miller & Smith, (Farmers' Sheds,) took in 'one day from their ctjstomers 250 dozen eggs. The Ward resolution to return the flag of the confedérate Petersburg Grays has been passed unanitnously in the senate. Edward Hiscock says that his hired ruan while plowing for barky truck frost in the ground. He expects to sow 22 acres of oats. The first straw hat of the season was seen on Main st. yesterday afternoon. Where is the-weather prophet Hicks and his cold wave. The Phoenix Gesang Verein and Washtenaw Times Band have arranged to give an excursión to Toledo Sunday.' May 14. The train will leave at 7:30 o'clock a. m. Dr. V. "W. Nichob? says that on nis north farm he expects to get half a crop of peaches. The other orchard does not look so well. His apple and pear trees look very promising and he hopes Eor a big crop. County Treasarer Mann has received bilis from two of the state asylums for tüe quarter ending Mai. 31. That of the eastern asylum at Pontiac is $569. 57 and the northern asylnin a Traverse City $37.92. Sgnior Trovólo, known. among hi Ann Arbor friends as Emil Schlotter jeck, has accepted a weeks engagemen at Wonderland in Detroit. Mr SchlotterDeck is one of the best ventriloquists in the land. J. E. Beal purchased a post office directory of 851 yesterday for 50 cents At that time Caleb Clark was pos master at Ann Arbor, Rice A. Beal was postmaster at Plainfield and Judge Crane was postmaster at Dexter. George Kempf, of Northfield, as in the city today. He reports having 28 acres of wheat on which he does noi expect to harvest tour bushels an acre. The December ice smothered the wheat. He thinks the farmers this year will raise more chess than usual. James A. Smith was thirsty yesterday. So thirsty that he committed a larceny of a wash board in front of Davis & Seabolt's grocery, and sold the same. Officer Schall gathered in Smith and Justice Doty did the rest. Ho was given 65 days in the Detroit house of correction. Mrs. P. Mulligan, of Jackson, formerly of Ann Arbor, and Miss Lucy Boylan of this city, were entertained last evening at tea by Mr. and Mrs. Jonn Maloney, No. 140? Broadway. The ladies are both old pioneers of Ann Arbor. Mrs. Mulligan is 81 years old and Mrs. Bolyan 75. The case of Samuel Dett vs. the Detroit, Ypsilauti and Ann Arbor road has been discontinued, Mr. Dett's demands for the injury to his horse have been satisfied, he receiving $89, the judgment given in the justice court. Cavanaugh & Wedemeyer were Mr. Dett's attorneys. Thomas McKernan received word today that his son Thomas McKernan, jr., had been killed in Cleveland, Ohio. He was railroading, but no particulars of his death have yet been learned. He was married and had three children. He was 36 years of age and was born in this city and was an only son. At the social given by the Ladies' Aid Society at Harris hall last evening the nmsic was furnished by sotne of the choir boys Louis and Raymond Lepper and Waldo Schleede played the piano, violin and flute together and received a hearty encoré. Walter Laubengayer sang a solo in a very sweet voice, aiid also received an encoré, and Mr. Dayton sang. Secretary Alger has ordèred that the Sist Michigan shaU be mustered oat at Savannah, Ga., as requested by Col. Gardener. This is good news to tbo boys as they consider the Savannah people as particular friends from the way they were taken care of before embarking for Cuba. It also adds a few more dollars to their pay than were the muster-out camp at Augusta. There will be sumbitted to the voters of Chelsea some time in the near 'uture, two pro-positions, one from the Glazier Stove Co. which has been absorbed by the oil stove trust, asking for !25,000 cash bonus, with free li#l)t, tvater and power for 10 years. The Dther is one from H. Ligiithall and thers asking for 12,500 for a nre manufacturing plant, with free electric Hght, water and horse power. The Ann Arbor Chicory Co. secured 20 acres at Chelsea in two days. Among the public spirited men was Hol Jamas 8. Gorman, who contracted for seven acres. The time is short, and citizens should urge every farmer to cali at the office of the company at once and close a contract if it be for only halï an acre. Farmers eau afford to encourage an interpuse which will help them. Secrptary Colburn and Treasurer Levi D. Wines of the University School of Music have been at work all the week sending out festival journals. The journal is of more interest this year than ever before. Citizens who have friends interested in musical affairs shoold send thier names without delay to Secretary Colburn, at the University School of Music. The May Festival is one of the great musical events in America. ín the circuit court today Judge Kinne granted two decrees of divorce. In the case of Beatrice Bristol, of Dester, complamant vs. Truo C. Bristol defendant. Frank A. Stivers appeared as the solicitor for the complainant. In Elizabeth Moegle complainant vs. Jacob Moegle defendant, T. D. Kearney appeared for the complainant. In this case the custody of the children under 14 years of age is given to the mother. The many friends of Sidney W. Clarkson, casher of the First National Bank are much concerned as to his welfare. He was operated upon at the homeopathie hospital yesterday by Dr. Kenyon. It was found he had a large abscess on the liver, which broke when his abdomen was opened. He was resting easy at noon and there is some hope for his recovery. The dangar of inflammation setting in will exist for some days. Mr. Clarkson has been sick since Wednesday. He was entirely unconscious of any liver trouble, and when taken sick it was supposed he was suffering from appendicitis. The operatioDS lasted fchree hours. From Mondav's Daily Argus. H. M. Woods of S. Main and Wiliam sts. , is adding to his residence a large west parlor and library. It is rumored that there will be built this suminer a large flat house on the triangle between Packard and Madison sts. Funds are being raised to build a memorial vundow in St. Thomas church to the greatly lamented Rev. Fr. Van Earp. Capt. O. H. Manly is moving today. He will close up his restaurant here and will open up in the Clifton house at Whitmore Lake. John Young, while handling baggage at the trolley waiting rooms this mcrning, rau a siiver over an inch and oiie-quarter into his leg. Jas. A. Bergen with] the Metropolitan Life, Detroit, and Miss Florence Geiger, of Ann Arbor, were married by Fr. Kelly Saturday evening. The linemen of the New State Telephone who have been building the telephone line between this city and Jackson have arrived at Chelsea. The funeral services of .'H. O. Lamkin in Saline yesterday were the largest ever held in the village. - Rev. Mr. Dodds, of the M. E. church officiated. The flag over the post office is the only flag flying that was hoisted when Company A left for the front and there are only about eight shreds left on the flag staff. The Lake house at Whitmore lake, owned by AJ. Stevens, has enlarged the dining room to twice its former size. Other improvements have also been made. " The case of Isaac Periné was before Justice Duffy today and adjourned until tomorrow. Mr. Periné is charged by Paris Banfield with trespass on land. Marriage licenses were issued to Fred C. Haist 22, Lima, Pauline B. Esselbach, 22, Freedoni ; Aaron B. Fullerton, 39, Augusta, Lena Rivers, Sanford. 27. York. Mrs. J. H. Murfin, of this city, has been re-elected state secretary of the King's Daughters and Mrs. Frederick Jordán has been re-elected a member of the executive committee. The Ann Arbor high school ora tori - cal conteet will occur on Friday, April 28,' at 8 o'clock p. m. in high school hall. The contestants will be E. W. Amsden, A. S. Lathers, S. L. Cartón, O. A. Bailey and C. A. Thomas. The Michigan Bell Telephone Co. are makiag more improvetnents in its exchange. Another section of board has been added, which now rnakes the capacity of the office 500 subscribers. New subscribers are being added daily. . The remains of W. W. McComber, who died iu St. Augustine, Fla., and placed in the vault in the Forest Hill cemetery, will be taken tomorrow to Petoskey for interment. Mrs. McComber , the vvidow will accompany them. Dr. Jos. A. Kelly of Chicago, was welcomed by St. Thomas choir yesterday and sang in beautiful voice both morning and evening. The work of biiuself, St; James and Miss Caspary was very rnuch enjoyed in two selections each a trio. Paul Snanble, of the Michigan Furnitnre Co., has been appointed general manager of the company, and nis former place of superintendent" has been filled by Harvey L. Osborn, of Owosso. Mr. Osborn has a large experience in the furniture business. A Van Earp memorial concert will be given in St. Thomas school Thursday evening of this week. Mr. Raytnond Riester one of New York's best Êingers in oratorio work will be as ( sisted by local talent. An admission of 25 cents only will be charged. Elmer Kirkby, a graduate of the law department and well known iu tin westeru part of the county, ex-prosecuting attorney of Jackson county aud a deleagts to the couvention which noruinated Bryan, removes this week to Colorado Spriugs, Colo. , where he wil] parctice law. Iu yesterday's Sunday Free Pi-es?, there is au excellent half toue ff George Ositis, worshipful master of Schiller Lodge, No. 263, F. & A. M. Mr. Osius when he first oarne to America settled in Anu Arhor aud conimenced his successful business career as clerk in L. Gruner's store. No raore acceptable present can be made to a friend or relative, living at a distance, than a years' subscription to the weekly Argus-Democrat. ïhe price is only one dollar. It is a complete weeekly letter from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw county. lts weekly receipt will testify to the friends thac they are reruerabered. Try it. The Chicago Times-Herald now can receivei pictures by telegraph from St. Louis, New York, Phladelphia and Boston. The systmi is called teledegraphy and is a complete succesa. For instance if a man is murdered in New York at 10 p. in. his picture will be telegraphed to these other places and appear in the winning rnorning papers thousands of miles away. George Davis, of Augusta, knows what it is to be as nearly killed by having as many bones broken as possiible and not be dead. On Friday afternoon a horse kicked Mr. Davis iri the face breaking his jaw, smashea bis nose flat, cut his upper hip and broke his arm in two places. Dr. Pyle, his attendiug pbysieiaus hopes to pull Davis through all right. An agent from the Chicago Prsservaliue Co., called today on the Sanitary Milk Co. to sell his wares. After makiug his business known to Mauugcr Travis he was informed that they had nc' use for preservatines in his business. The agent looked surprised aurt said he could not understand why, as nearly all milk dealers in Michigan, as in other states used them to prevent their inilk from sonring. Evidently our Aun Arbor company means to sanitarv in nractice as well as in tirnront: Carl F. Rettich writes the Free Press froru Galveston, Tex. , that the story printed in Michigan papers that he had attempted suicide was wide cf the tnark. Rettich, who says his home is at Arm Arbor and that he also has lived for a time in Detroit avers that he was taken sick at his hotel and during the absenca of his nurse he by mistake took a dose of carbolic acid instead of tne medicine prescribed by his phyeician. "I wish my friends to know that I am not quite so foolish as to commit suicide, " writes Mr. Rettich, and the nurse anc1. physician also sign the letter as an evidence of the truth of his assertion. Mr. Rettich 's parents reside on W. Huron st.