From Tuesday's Daily Argus. The adjnsters of the Hartford and Detroit Fire and Maring Insurance Co. 's are in the city looking over the Mack Furninre Co. 's luss. The city council has extended an invitation to the Grand Corninandery of Knights Templar to hold the next annual conclave in Ann Arbor. At noon here was a violent electrical storm accompanied by hail and ranch rain. It is reported that lightning struck a house in the northwest part of the city. The ladies of the Northside have their opening night of the church fair, Tuesday, May 23. Tbe fair will be continued through the week, and an entertainment given each evening. The case of the People vs. Annie Alexander charged vvith abandoning her baby was today adjuurned for three weeks in Justice Dnffy's court. Mrs. Alexander's health would not permit her to appear in court. The deposition of Fred Koch, a witness in the case ot Katherine Reichert vb. John George Reichert was received todáy by Conuty Glerk Schnh. It was taken before W. R. Cunningham, jr. , at Ritzvile, Washington. S. (J. Beardsleyi the mannfactnrer, says he expect another prospeiuus year. The same spider that accoáipanied him in bis wagon, bas agai appeared witn a spiek aud spao uew snit of clotbes. Mr. Beardsley will become an authority on spiders. ■ Excavating for the cellars of the four new houses going np on V?. Washington et. , was corhmenced this morning by Zahn & Kroenke the contractors. The houses will be owned by Edward Stoll, Herman Allmendinger, William Seyfried and Fred Meyer. They will cost abont $1,000 a piece. The next quarterly meeting of the Michigan conference of the Washtenaw cirenit of the Evangelical church will be held at Dexter June 3 and 4. Rev. W A. Kohier, of Blisefield, the presiding eider will be present. The pastor of the church in this circuit is Rev. John Shmans, of Freedom. In the probate court üie final account of Charles A. Smith administrator of the estáte of Fleming Busenbark, of Ann Arbor town, was allowed. Mrs. Smth the widow is the sole heir and legatee. The final account of J. Kverett Sniith, of Ypsilanti township, administrator of the estáte of his wife Martba A. Smith, was heard and allowed. Last night the new Y. M. -C. A. Band elected the foliowing offieers: President, Wro. Schnejder; vice president, Edward Krapf; secretary, Joe. Jacobns ; ueasurer, Gustave Nowak; business manager, Clyde Kerr; musical director, Theodore Backhaus; directors, A. L. Parker, Clyde Kerr, Saín Healy and Theo. Backhans. Two tamarau cows were added to the collection of stuffed animáis in the university museum last week. The animáis are natives of the Phihppines. They are very fierce and are much feared by the natives. Prof. Dean C. Worcester mentions them in bis book. The two that have been placed in the mnseiim were secnred by Prof. J. B. Steere. W. C. ï. U. state convention will be held in Detroit the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 2öth of this month. On this account the next regular meeting of the Ann Arbor W. C. T. U will ocenr Thursday the 18th instead of the 25th At this meeting the reports from the district conevntion will be given by Mrs. Hess and Mrs. Doig. E very member.js urged tobe presentí A cordial invitation'is extended to all interested in this work. The earliest military organization in the city was the Washtenaw Guards. Of this company there are known to be living Lient. David Henning, of Chicago, Orderly Schlaicher, of Sandasky, O., and high privates George F. Lntz, of Ann Arbor, and Jacob Kempf, of Kttsfield. This company was followeü ly the old Stenben Gnards. There are a number of the oíd guards still living. At the breaking out of the reb8lliou a number voluteered. The flag of the oldi te-ganizutiou was given to the Arbeiter Vréi,ji ,wh?re it is preserved with great care. Mark Wallace, of Fountain st. , who waek-illed last night by being thrown oo t of a bnggy, was the son of Timothy Wallace. If he had lived nntil Jnly 28 next he wouJd have been 44 years of age. He leaves a widow and three children. For the past 20 years, excepting a short time when he lived in Pontiac, he has resided in Ann Arbor and vicinity. Sinee his boyhood days he has always been passionately fond of horses. He was well known in the state and particularly in this connty. He leaves three brothers Daniel W. Wallace, of Mt. Pleasant, Abram and William of Ann Arbor. The time of the funeral will be announced later. From Wednesday's Daily Argus. The funeral of Lnellot Davis held in Superior yesterday was very largely attended. "Shorty" Allen received yesterday from Mack & Co. a suit of clothes for his work at the fire. Russel Lombard, of Co. A, is sick in the general liospical at Savannah, Ga., with typhoid fever. Sid W. Millard's building ou W. Liberty st., was slightly dainaged by the fire. He thinks $50 to fioo' will cover his loss. Mr. and Mrs. Titus F. Hutzel, of W. Washington st. , last evening informally celebrated their lCth wedding anniversary by a pleasant family gathering. The Ann Arbor Hive of L. O. T. M. are making preparatious to initiate a class of 150 ladies. Anumber of state deputies are in the city working up the candidates. The clerk aiul treasnrer's reports at the council mrenug sliowed the city fonds at the Suite Savings Bank were $14,412.90 overdrawn. Aid. Brown : "Cheap enough. " Stephen Pratt, of Detroit, was in the city today looking after his block on S. Main st. He thought the damage to the building by the Mack fire would not exceed $250. The reports from Detroit indícate there is no change in the condition of Erneet Manu who is suffering from a stroke of apoplexy. He is uncocscious much of the time. Mrs. Anna E. Warden gives an "at home" reception this afteruoon from 3 to 6 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. J. M. Wheeler ou W. Huron st. It is in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Warden. The testimouy of Grove Saunders vras taken in the probate court this mormng in the matter of charging the estáte of Cynthia Saunders with waste. The hearing was adjourned until Saturday morning. The goods damaged by the Mack Furniture Co. fire have been moved. The turniture stock was taken to the Cheever store and the bazaar stock to No. 121 Sr. Main st. Here the stuff will bodried and iDvoiced. Miss Ruth Kapp, of S. Main st, yesterday at the fire fotrud a gold watoh with a tag on, in the back of her father's yard. How it carne there, if not dropped by some que who was gong off with it, is a mystery. The senior pharmics andmedics will go to Detroit Friday to inspect the works of Parke, Davis & Co. This has become a custom in past years and the university is indebted to Parke, Davis & Co., who kindly pay all expenses. In the report of the Michigan tection of the climate and erop service of the weather bureau, the report on Washtenaw connty is : "Wheatis past hope, and will not be more than half a erop; oats, barley, pastures and meadows are growing finely ; corn planting in progress. ' ' In the divorce case of Jenny J. Hall, complainant, vs. Anthony Hall,defendant, an answer has been filed. The defendant denies all cruelty charged, and alleges the real trouble is the influence of his mother-in-law over his wife. This consists chiefiy iu nsistiug that her daughter shall live with her. The house of Mrs. H. Sehneider, 701 Miller ave., was struck by lightning at noon yesterday. The lightning came down the chimney and went out at the sink. A daughter who was playing the piano at the time was shocked by the electricity coming frora the kqys she was playing. The damage done was small. The burstiug of a section of hose at the corner of Main and Liberty sts. , in front of Mack & Co. 's store at the fire Monday afternoon, will not be soon forgotten by the ladies and children that stood close by. Some were knocked down and all thoronghiy drenched. The water had no respect for elegant spring hats. Miss Mary Allmendinger, daughter of David Allmendinger, of W. Washington st. , and a friend had a narrow escape last evening from a sèrious accident. They were riding on S. State st. when their norse became frightened and started np. In crossing the railroad track the hind wheel caught and broke off. The horse was stopped in front of Trojanowski's burber shop, by the poner John W. Wilson. The ladies got out cousiderably frightened but not hart. From SBtJrday's Daily Areus. The first communion will be given in St. Thomas church on Sunday morning. Miss Daipy Burke will sing in the offertory in St. Thomas church, Sunday morning. Miss Emma E. Bower presided at the meeting of the Newspaper Women of the state at their convention in Detroit yesterday. A mission -will be commenced Snndayjmorning in Sr. Patrick's Catholic cnurch in Korthfield. TDr. and Mrs. W. P. Lombard sail for England, Tuesday, May 3Oth, where they expect to spend the nninmer. John DeRonde. with the Aun Arbor Chicory Co. , started today. to sow 20 acres of chicory southof the city. Speaker Adartm wants to make Prof. M. E. Cooley, of this city, one of the members of the proposed new state taxation coinmission. E. B. Hall was at Birkett Tnesday. In driving home lie found the rain had washed dirt iiito the roads in sotue places tour feet deep, so tbat it was even with the top of the fences. A qniet wedding occorred yesterduy rnorning at Mie residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Polhemus. The cotractiug parties beicg Daisy the youngest daughter and Oron J. Bury, tl e Rev. T. W. Young ofBciatiug. George Apfel and Eugene Maun enjoyed the heavy rain storm Tuesday. They were in a boat in the of Gallagher lake when it poured in sheets and torreuts, and they had to Bit there and shiver in the cold while their shot'.s were filled as they described it with feet and water. Engene Oesterlin was called to Saline yesterday on professional business. He says he talked with a number of people abont Bernard Gebhardt's disappearance. Ifc is as much a mystery as ever. Everybody 'speakes kindly of the man. They say he was a great worker. Dr. D. P. McLachlan, of York, is in the city as a member of the VVashtenaw Medical Society. He reports his neighborhood as exceeciingly healthy. The worthy doctor evidently does such good work that his patients do not stay sick very long. The doctor's jolly srnile does as moch good as a prescription. The officers and executive corumittee of the Washtenaw Pioneer Society will meet in the conrt house Saturday, May 2i, at 3 o'clock p. m. to discnss the date of the annual meeting. The usual date is July 4, but in view of the Ypsilanti celebration on that'day, the date of pionter meeting will be changed. The Ladies' Society of the Bethlehem chnrch was entertained this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Davidj F. AUmendinger, on W. Washington st. The recent rains marred the pleasure of the occasion sornewbat as plans had been made to serve the refreshments in the beautiiul gronnds surroundiug the AUmendinger home. The Howell scnool board üas engaged the services ot Prof. W. D. Sterling, of Ann Arbor, as superintendent of the Howell schools for the coming year. During the past year Prof. Sterling has been at the University of Michigan finiBüing his course in mastera degree. He comes to the board highly recommended as an instructor, having taught flve years at Hastings, this state, as well as having taught in the schools of West Virginia. - Livingston Republioan. In the probate conrt Darwin Griffin, of Ypsilanti, was appointed by consent, aduiimstrator of the estáte of Worker George. The estáte consists of money received by will from an uncle in Australia. The difference between th'e heirs is how this money shall be dilstriboted. Yesterday afternoon the matter of reopening the hearing of claims in the estáte ot Ester Pike was adjourued to Jnno 7. Zina P. King appears as the attorney for Jacob Lanbengayer who has a olaim for $47T for meat furnished the deceased.