From Tuesday's Daily Argus.
The adjusters of the Hartford and Detroit Fire and Marine Insurance Co.'s are in the city looking over the Mack Furniture Co. 's loss.
The city council has extended an invitation to the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar to hold the next annual conclave in Ann Arbor.
At noon here was a violent electrical storm accompanied by hail and much 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. The fair will be continued through the week, and an entertainment given each evening.
The case of the People vs. Annie Alexander charged with abandoning her baby was today adjourned for three weeks in Justice Duffy's court. Mrs. Alexander's health would not permit her to appear in court.
The deposition of Fred Koch, a witness in the case of Katherine Reichert vs. John George Reichert was received today by County Clerk Schuh. It was taken before W. R. Cunningham, jr., at Ritzvile, Washington.
S. J. Beardsley, the broom manufacturer, says he expect another prosperous year. The same spider that accompanied him in his wagon, has again appeared with a spick and span new suit of clothes. Mr. Beardsley will become an authority on spiders.
Excavating for the cellars of the four new houses going up on W. Washington st., was commenced 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 about $1,000 a piece.
The next quarterly meeting of the Michigan conference of the Washtenaw circuit of the Evangelical church will be held at Dexter June 3 and 4. Rev. W A. Kohler, of Blissfield, the presiding elder will be present. The pastor of the church in this circuit is Rev. John Shmaus, of Freedom.
In the probate court the final account of Charles A. Smith administrator of the estate of Fleming Busenbark, of Ann Arbor town, was allowed. Mrs. Smith the widow is the sole heir and legatee. The final account of J. Everett Smith, of Ypsilanti township, administrator of the estate of his wife Martha A. Smith, was heard and allowed.
Last night the new Y. M. C. A. Band elected the following officers: President, Wm. Schneider; vice president, Edward Krapf; secretary, Jos. Jacobus; treasurer, Gustave Nowak; business manager, Clyde Kerr; musical director, Theodore Backhaus; directors, A. L. Parker, Clyde Kerr, Sam Healy and Theo. Backhans.
Two tamarau cows were added to the collection of stuffed animals in the university museum last week. The animals are natives of the Philippines. They are very fierce and are much feared by the natives. Prof. Dean C. Worcester mentions them in his book. The two that have been placed in the museum were secured by Prof. J. B. Steere.
W. C. T. U. state convention will be held in Detroit the 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of this month. On this account the next regular meeting of the Ann Arbor W. C. T. U will occur Thursday the 18th instead of the 25th. At this meeting the reports from the district convention will be given by Mrs. Hess and Mrs. Doig. Every member is urged to be present. 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 Lieut. David Henning, of Chicago, Orderly Schleicher, of Sandusky, O., and high privates George F. Lutz, of Ann Arbor, and Jacob Kempf, of Pittsfield. This company was followed by the old Steuben Guards. There are a number of the old guards still living. At the breaking out of the rebellion a number volunteered. The flag of the old organization was given to the Arbeiter Verein where it is preserved with great care.
Mark Wallace, of Fountain st. , who was killed last night by being thrown out of a buggy, was the son of Timothy Wallace. If he had lived until July 28 next he would 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. Since his boyhood days he has always been passionately fond of horses. He was well known in the state and particularly in this county. 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 Luella 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 hospital at Savannah, Ga., with typhoid fever.
Sid W. Millard's building on W. Liberty st., was slightly damaged by the fire. He thinks $50 to $100 will cover his loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Titus F. Hutzel, of W. Washington st., last evening informally celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary by a pleasant family gathering.
The Ann Arbor Hive of L. O. T. M. are making preparations to initiate a class of 150 ladies. A number of state deputies are in the city working up the candidates.
The clerk and treasurer's reports at the council meeting showed the city funds at the State Savings Bank were $14,412.90 overdrawn. Ald. 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 indicate there is no change in the condition of Ernest Mann who is suffering from a stroke of apoplexy. He is unconscious much of the time.
Mrs. Anna E. Warden gives an "at home" reception this afternoon from 3 to 6 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. J. M. Wheeler on W. Huron st. It is in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Warden.
The testimony of Grove Saunders was taken in the probate court this morning in the matter of charging the estate 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 furniture stock was taken to the Cheever store and the bazaar stock to No. 121 S. Main st. Here the stuff will be dried and invoiced.
Miss Ruth Kapp, of S. Main st. yesterday at the fire found a gold watch with a tag on, in the back of her father's yard. How it carne there, if not dropped by some one who was going off with it, is a mystery.
The senior pharmics and medics 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 section of the climate and crop service of the weather bureau, the report on Washtenaw county is: "Wheat is past hope, and will not be more than half a crop; 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 chiefly in insisting that her daughter shall live with her.
The house of Mrs. H. Schneider, 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 from the keys she was playing. The damage done was small.
The bursting 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 thoronghly 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 serious accident. They were riding on S. State st. when their horse became frightened and started up. In crossing the railroad track the hind wheel caught and broke off. The horse was stopped in front of Trojanowski's barber shop, by the porter John W. Wilson. The ladies got out considerably frightened but not hurt.
From Saturday's Daily Argus.
The first communion will be given in St. Thomas church on Sunday morning.
Miss Daisy 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 Sunday morning in St. Patrick's Catholic church in Northfield.
Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Lombard sail for England, Tuesday, May 30th, where they expect to spend the summer.
John DeRonde, with the Ann Arbor Chicory Co., started today to sow 20 acres of chicory south of the city.
Speaker Adams wants to make Prof. M. E. Cooley, of this city, one of the members of the proposed new state taxation commission.
E. B. Hall was at Birkett Tuesday. In driving home he found the rain had washed dirt into the roads in some places four feet deep, so that it was even with the top of the fences.
A quiet wedding occurred yesterday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Polhemus. The contracting parties being Daisy the youngest daughter and Oron J. Bury, the Rev. T. W. Young officiatiug.
George Apfel and Eugene Mann enjoyed the heavy rain storm Tuesday. They were in a boat in the center of Gallagher lake when it poured in sheets and torrents, and they had to sit there and shiver in the cold while their shoes were filled as they described it with feet and water.
Eugene Oesterlin was called to Saline yesterday on professional business. He says he talked with a number of people about Bernard Gebhardt's disappearance. It is as much a mystery as ever. Everybody speaks 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 Washtenaw Medical Society. He reports his neighborhood as exceedingly healthy. The worthy doctor evidently does such good work that his patients do not stay sick very long. The doctor's jolly smile does as much good as a prescription. The officers and executive committee of the Washtenaw Pioneer Society will meet in the court house Saturday, May 27, at 3 o'clock p. m. to discuss 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 pioneer meeting will be changed. The Ladies' Society of the Bethlehem church was entertained this afternoon at the home of Mrs. David F. Allmendinger, on W. Washington st. The recent rains marred the pleasure of the occasion somewhat as plans had been made to serve the refreshments in the beautiful grounds surrounding the Allmendinger home.
The Howell school board has engaged the services of 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 finishing his course in masters degree. He comes to the board highly recommended as an instructor, having taught five years at Hastings, this state, as well as having taught in the schools of West Virginia. --Livingston Republican.
In the probate court Darwin Griffin, of Ypsilanti, was appointed by consent, administrator of the estate of Worker George. The estate consists of money received by will from an uncle in Australia. The difference between the heirs is how this money shall be distributed. Yesterday afternoon the matter of reopening the hearing of claims in the estate of Ester Pike was adjourned to June 7. Zina P. King appears as the attorney for Jacob Laubengayer who has a claim for $477 for meat furnished the deceased.