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Armory Purchased

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
May
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Compny A is no longer homeless in Aun Arbor. It now remains only for the citizens to see that do debt on th8 newly purcbased armory is left for the return i ug sodiera to take care of. The purchase of the armory was made on Monday afternoon the conclnding steps being taken while the big fire was in progress. The comraittee who had been empowered to make arrangements for the purchase of the armory feit that if when the soldiers retnrn at noon on Friday the armory is to be in shape to receive them, rio time should be lost. The response of those who haci been seen in reference to subscripticns to the armory fund had been so liberal that the committee feit willing to rely uport the generosity and patriotism of those who had not been vet personally seen to raise the full arnount. So on Monday afternoon the bill of sale was made out and signed and the armory is now held by S. W. Beakes, J. E. Beal and Gottlob Luick as trustees for the use and benefit of the Ann Arbor Light Infantry. Tho purchase price is $3,000, which is $500 less than Mr. Oook had an offer for the building just prior to the trouble arising over the lease of the building by the company. Ü?!ü At a meeting of the directora of the Ann Arbor Savings Bank anü J. E. Beal, it was decided to extênd the lease of the ground which runs for. 10 years f rom next December fot auother five years should the company request it. Were the company obliged to pay rental for that term of the lease to Mr. Oook or other parties the rental would have amounted to $6,700 so that business sense of purchasing the building may be seen. Uuder the terins of the purchase Mr. Cook was to have all his stuff out of the building by midnight of Tuesday. He made better time than this. The committeu ou armory improvements consisting of Messrs. Gates, Ball, Pack and Walz had six carpenters at work on the armory partiticns yesterday morniug aud Tnesday night the floor was given a tborough scrubbing and plenty of chloride of lime scattered about.