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From Friday's Daily Argus.

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 in this congressional district.

The state senate passed a bill yesterday making the 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 has been filed in the case of the Deering Harvester Co. vs. Frank C. Armstrong, of Ypsilanti. A $1,000 damages are asked for default in paying promissory notes. J. Willard Babbitt is the plaintiff's attorney.

The work of excavating for the cellars for two houses 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 homestead formerly stood.


From Saturday's Daily Argus.

The addition to the jail is so far completed that the tin roof is being put on today.

The firm of Miller & Smith, (Farmers' Sheds,) took in one day from their customers 250 dozen eggs.

The Ward resolution to return the flag of the confederate Petersburg Grays has been passed unanimously in the senate.

Edward Hiscock says that his hired man while plowing for barley struck 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 excursion to Toledo Sunday, May 14. The train will leave at 7:30 o'clock a. m.

Dr. W. W. Nichols says that on his 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 for a big crop.

County Treasurer Mann has received bills from two of the state asylums for the quarter ending Mar. 31. That of the eastern asylum at Pontiac is $569.57 and the northern asylum at Traverse City $37.92.

Signior Trovolo, known among his Ann Arbor friends as Emil Schlotterbeck, has accepted a week's engagement at Wonderland in Detroit. Mr Schlotterbeck is one of the best ventriloquists in the land.

J. E. Beal purchased a post office directory of 1851 yesterday for 50 cents At that time Caleb Clark was postmaster at Ann Arbor, Rice A. Beal was postmaster at Plainfield and Judge Crane was postmaster at Dexter.

George Kempf, of Northfield, was in the city today. He reports having 28 acres of wheat on which he does not 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. He 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. John Maloney, No. 1407 Broadway. The ladies are both old pioneers of Ann Arbor. Mrs. Mulligan is 81 years old and Mrs. Boylan 75.

The case of Samuel Dett vs. the Detroit, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor road has been discontinued, Mr. Dett's demands for the injury to his horse have been satisfied, he receiving $39, 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 music was furnished by some of the choir boys Louis and Raymond Lepper and Waldo Schleede played the piano, violin and flute together and received a hearty encore. Walter Laubengayer sang a solo in a very sweet voice, and also received an encore, and Mr. Dayton sang.

Secretary Alger has ordered that the 31st Michigan shall be mustered out at Savannah, Ga., as requested by Col. Gardener. This is good news to the 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 submitted to the voters of Chelsea some time in the near future, two propositions, one from the Glazier Stove Co. which has been absorbed by the oil stove trust, asking for $25,000 cash bonus, with free light, water and power for 10 years. The other is one from H. Lighthall and others asking for $12,500 for a furniture manufacturing plant, with free electric light, water and horse power.

The Ann Arbor Chicory Co. secured 20 acres at Chelsea in two days. Among the public spirited men was Hon. James S. Gorman, who contracted for seven acres. The time is short, and citizens should urge every farmer to call at the office of the company at once and close a contract if it be for only half an acre. Farmers can afford to encourage an enterprise which will help them.

Secretary 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 should 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.

In the circuit court today Judge Kinne granted two decrees of divorce. In the case of Beatrice Bristol, of Dexter, complainant vs. True 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 homeopathic 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 danger 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 operations lasted three hours.


From Monday'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 summer a large flat house on the triangle between Packard and Madison sts.

Funds are being raised to build a memorial window in St. Thomas church to the greatly lamented Rev. Fr. Van Earp.

Capt. C. 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 morning, ran a sliver over an inch and one-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 Perine was before Justice Duffy today and adjourned until tomorrow. Mr. Perine is charged by Paris Banfield with trespass on land.

Marriage licenses were issued to Fred C. Haist 22, Lima, Pauline B. Esselbach, 22, Freedom; 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 Jordan has been re-elected a member of the executive committee.

The Ann Arbor high school oratorical contest 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. Carton, O. A. Bailey and C. A. Thomas.

The Michigan Bell Telephone Co. are making more improvements in its exchange. Another section of board has been added, which now makes the capacity of the office 500 subscribers. New subscribers are being added daily. 

The remains of W. W. McComber, who died in St. Augustine, Fla., and placed in the vault in the Forest Hill cemetery, will be taken tomorrow to Petoskey for interment. Mrs. McComber, the widow 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 himself, St. James and Miss Caspary was very much enjoyed in two selections each a trio.

Paul Snauble, of the Michigan Furniture Co., has been appointed general manager of the company, and his 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. Raymond Riester one of New York's best singers in oratorio work will be as assisted by local talent. An admission of 25 cents only will be charged.

Elmer Kirkby, a graduate of the law department and well known in the western part of the county, ex-prosecuting attorney of Jackson county and a delegate to the convention which nominated Bryan, removes this week to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he will practice law.

In yesterday's Sunday Free Press, there is an excellent half tone of George Osius, worshipful master of Schiller Lodge, No. 263, F. & A. M. Mr. Osius when he first came to America settled in Ann Arbor and commenced his successful business career as clerk in L. Gruner's store.

No more acceptable present can be made to a friend or relative, living at a distance, than a year's subscription to the weekly Argus-Democrat. The price is only one dollar. It is a complete weekly letter from Ann Arbor and Washtenaw county. Its weekly receipt will testify to the friends that they are remembered. Try it.

The Chicago Times-Herald now can receive pictures by telegraph from St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia and Boston. The system is called teledegraphy and is a complete success. For instance if a man is murdered in New York at 10 p. m. his picture will be telegraphed to these other places and appear in the winning morning 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 possible and not be dead. On Friday afternoon a horse kicked Mr. Davis in the face breaking his jaw, smashed bis nose flat, cut his upper hip and broke his arm in two places. Dr. Pyle, his attending physician hopes to pull Davis through all right.

An agent from the Chicago Preservative Co., called today on the Sanitary Milk Co. to sell his wares. After making his business known to Manager Travis he was informed that they had no use for preservatives in his business. The agent looked surprised and said he could not understand why, as nearly all milk dealers in Michigan, as in other states used them to prevent their milk from souring. Evidently our Ann Arbor company means to sanitary in practice as well as in precept:

Carl F. Rettich writes the Free Press from Galveston, Tex., that the story printed in Michigan papers that he had attempted suicide was wide cf the mark. Rettich, who says his home is at Ann Arbor and that he also has lived for a time in Detroit avers that he was taken sick at his hotel and during the absence of his nurse he by mistake took a dose of carbolic acid instead of the medicine prescribed by his physician. "I wish my friends to know that I am not quite so foolish as to commit suicide, " writes Mr. Rettich, and the nurse and physician also sign the letter as an evidence of the truth of his assertion. Mr. Rettich 's parents reside on W. Huron st.