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Armory Purchased

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E.P. Cook Moved Out of the Build-

ing in Quick Time and a Force of

Men Are at Work Preparing it For


Company A is no longer homeless in

Ann Arbor. It now remains only for

the citizens to see that no debt on the

newly purchased armory is left for the

returning soldiers to take care of. The

purchase of the armory was made on

Monday afternoon the concluding steps

being taken while the big fire was in

progress. The committee who had

been empowered to make arrangements

for the purchase of the armory felt that

if when the soldiers return at noon

on Friday the armory is to be in

shape to receive them, no time should

be lost. The response of those who had

been seen in reference to subscrip-

tions to the armory fund had been so

liberal that the committee felt willing

to rely upon the generosity and pat-

riotism of those who had not been yet

personally seen to raise the full

amount. 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. The pur-

chase price is $3,000, which is $500

less than Mr. Cook had an offer for

the building just prior to the trouble

arising over the lease of the building

by the company.

At a meeting of the directors of the

Ann Arbor Savings Bank and J. E.

Beal, it was decided to extend the lease

of the ground which runs for 10 years

from next December for another five

years should the company request it.

Were the company obliged to pay

rental for that term of the lease to

Mr. Cook or other parties the rental

would have amounted to $6,700 so that

business sense of purchasing the

building may be seen.

Under the terms 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

committee on armory improvements

consisting of Messrs. Gates, Ball, Pack

and Walz had six carpenters at work

on the armory partitions yesterday

morning and Tuesday night the floor was

given a thorough scrubbing and plenty

of chloride of lime scattered about.