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From Friday's Daily Argus.

The new house of Mrs. Charlotte Brock, corner of W. Washington and Third st., is enclosed.

The foundation walls under the store of Caspar Rinsey corner of E. Huron and Fourth ave. are being repaired.

Mrs. Wm. Allen, of Brook st., white riding her wheel down the toll-gate hill on S. Main st., fell and broke her arm Wednesday night.

The tile floor in the corridors of the court house is in such a poor condition that visitors in walking over them trip and the tiles are thrown up.

The wool season has opened quite briskly and the farmers are selling freely. Heinzmann & Laubengayer have purchased to date 20,000 pounds.

Koch Bros. have secured the contract for the mason work for the additions to the Ann Arbor Gas Co.'s plant. They will commence work on Monday.

For some reason this year's home grown supply of radishes and lettuce have not been sufficient, and our dealers have been obliged to send out of town for the vegetables for their customers.

There are 20 patients in Ann Arbor waiting to get beds in the University hospital and 20 more applications by mail. Both this and the homeopathic hospital will be kept open during the summer.

Alfred F. Line was before Justice Doty yesterday afternoon charged with watching a ball game on the Regents' field from a tree. He paid $3.45 entrance money into Justice Doty's court.

The anti-Pingree state senators wish to name the proposed new commission to submit a plan for the revision of the tax laws and head the commission with Prof. Henry C. Adams of the university.

In Ypsilanti city water may be used for lawn sprinkling purposes this summer at any time between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., provided no one uses it longer than three hours, all told, during a single day.

Cavanangh & Wedemeyer, solicitors for Bessie Davison, who is seeking a divorce from her husband Fred C. Davison, have filed an affidavit that the latter is a non-resident, residing in Toledo. The customary order as to publication was made.

The annual Corn picnic consisting of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor young men will take place as usual, July 4, at Portage Lake. Seward Cramer is the senior member of this organization and George Haller the junior member. Frank Cornwell (the ice man) will be initiated this year.

The annual meeting of the Oak Grove Sporting Club was held last evening. Xaiver Zachmann was elected president and W. G. Dieterle secretary and treasurer. Mr. Dieterle was authorized to make improvements to the club house without expense to the neighbors.

J. E. Brown chief "engineer of the city of Toledo, passed through on his way to Whitmore lake. He goes there to look over the various sites offered to the Toledo club. The Argus published recently the plans of the club. The members propose erecting a $15,000 building.

The funeral services of the wife of George Gabel, one of the oldest engineers of the Ann Arbor road, was held in Toledo today. She was buried with her new born baby in her arms. Mr. Gabel formerly resided in Ann Arbor. He has the sincere sympathy of his friends in his bereavement.

There has been considerable "kicking" about the pitch of the new cement walk being laid on the west side of the court house. Now that the walk is partly completed, it is found these objections were not well founded. The walk is being well laid and is a good improvement of the county property.

A gentleman of Grand Rapids was on the street this morning and looked on with astonishment as a trolley car dashed down Main st. "You allow the street cars to run at a rapid rate in Ann Arbor," he remarked "Our cars in Grand Rapids are not allowed to run at such a rate of speed through the city."

Tuesday evening Harold, the 17 month son of William Hochrein, the plumber, of S. Main st., had his nose broken in an unusual manner. He was playing about the shop and got his feet into a marble washstand top. It fell over and struck him on the nose breaking the bones. Dr. John Kapp set the fracture.

It is believed that one at least of the four prisoners who broke jail at Toledo May 7, was in the city Monday night. G. Frank Allmendinger was stopped by a man near the table factory asking for matches about 10 o'clock p. m. The description of William Jonnson, alias Miller, alias "Indianapolis Billy," answers for this fellow.

What has become of the Lansing. Dexter & Ann Arbor electric railway? Echo answers what? - Dexter Leader. Lansing capitalists, who are interested in the road, inform us that the company has not gone to sleep, but is quietly perfecting its plans and completing the preliminary operations. It is expected that the road will be completed before the close of the summer months. - Ypsilanti Commercial.

The Ann Arbor Chicory Co. contemplate having a well drilled on the property of Heinzmann & Laubengayer between W. Washington and W. Huron sts. , near the' Ann Arbor railroad tracks.." A flowing well was struck some years ago by James Hunter on the foundry property not far off. The company will need a large quantity of water in washing the roots before drying, and a good flowing well of water would be advantageous tor the work.

There is a difference in railroads. The foolish difficulties raised by the trolley road against moving a house across its track are all fresh in the minds of the citizens. In contrast with this is the liberal policy of the Michigan Central. Some years ago a house was to be moved across its track in this city. Instead of making trouble, the company was helpful in every way. While the house was crossing the tracks, the company supplied watchmen to stop its trains It did everything it could for the parties moving the house, and did not bring in any bill for $40 as expenses.

From Saturday's Daily Argus.

The senate has passed the bid appropriating $139,600 for current expenses of the Normal College at Ypsilanti and $22,900 for repairs or in all $162,500.

The funeral services of Clarence Black aged 11 years will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at No. 916 Madison Maiden Lane. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

The people of Dexter are being solicited for telephone stock. It is reported that over 4,000 bas been sold, one lady investing $1,100 in shares. Dividends will not be expected for some time.

Henry Steinbach, the manager of his father's branch harness shop in Dexter, was in the city last evening to attend the concert. Mr. Steinbach is very much pleased with his business in Dexter.

School Commissioner Wm. N. Lister announces that May examination of applicants for eighth grade diplomas will be held at the following places on May 27: Ann Arbor, commissioner's office; Dexter high school, Chelsea high school, Manchester high school, Saline high school, Ypsilanti high school, Salem, district No 3, Freedom, district No. 3 and Mooreville high school.

John Wedemeyer, of W. Huron st. , was this morning called by a telegram to the bedside of his son Martin in Lima. He is lying very low with consumption, having been failing for the past two years. It is believed the disease was caused by exposure, resulting in a bad cold. His devoted wife is almost worn out by the care and nursing of her husband. They have five small children.

Charles Clarke, the veteran peach grower of Observatory st., has not changed his views in reference to the peach crop. He still believes it will be very short. Many of his trees are injured. They appeared to have live buds but the buds fell off without leaving any embro peaches. He has also found many trees that appeared to be alive dying off. He does not think the outlook for a good peach crop is good.

Charles H. Manly, landlord of the Clifton house was in the city today. He reports the seasons business looking up. This evening a social hop will be given at the house and Friday evening May 26 (not May 20 as previously announced) a May party will be held to which all are invited. The Toledo Club have not yet decided on a location. There are negotiations pending which may result in the purchase of one of the hotels.

From Monday's Daily Argus.

Supervisor John Dresselhause reports there were 24 births in his township last year.

Paris Banfield says he will not be adverse to receiving the appointment of deputy oil inspector.

The law firm of Blum & Awrey were notified today that they were admitted to practice in the treasury department at Washington.

The Elks will initiate a class of 43 on May 25. There will be a grand social session for which invitations have been extended to all Elks throughout the state.

A Bell telephone has been placed in the home of Joseph Wagner, jr. , two miles west of the city. Negotiations are pending which may result in the line being extended to Weinsberg.

In the case of Lillian Dolye plaintiff vs. Philip Duffy defendant, in the circuit court a plea of the general issue was filed today by Thomas D. Kearney and John L. Duffy the defendant's attorneys.

Returns of births filed today were Augusta eight, six girl babies and two boys; Dexter 13, eight boys and five girls. Two deaths were reported in the township of Superior during the month of April.

E. M. McElroy, of Kalamazoo, a graduate of the university, who bas been superintendent of the public schools at Union City, Mich., has been re-engaged for5 the coming year at an increase of $100 salary.

The case of Findlay B. Whittaker plaintiff vs. Loren Babcock went over the term in the circuit court. T. D. Kearney the plaintiff's attorney made affidavit to receiving letters from plaintiff that he was unable to appear at this time.

Luella B the 15 year old daughter of Frank Davis, of Superior, died yesterday of Cerebral meningitis. The funeral services will be held at the home of her uncle George Brown on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will take place at Dexter.

Charles Hildinger, of Bridgewater Station, was in the city Saturday and purchased of County Treaserur Manu one of his red cards for 500. Mr. Hildinger is doing a large business in general store of groceries, agricultural implements, etc. He is the solid man of the station in every respect.

At the last meeting of the Southern Washtenaw Farmers' Club held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Henion, northwest of Manchester, the feeling was expressed that it would be better for the country if women were given the elective franchise, and that they serve as members of school boards.

In the probate court today Emanuel Zahn, of Lodi, was appointed special administrator of the estate of Rosina Zahn, deceased. The debts of the estate have been paid and the assets to be administered upon consist of $290 in the bank. Lester O. Caldwell, of Ypsilanti, was appointed guardian of John and Guy Caldwell, minors, The estate consists of $200 in money.

In the three well known cases of Luther L. James, Patrick Sloane and Edward Croarkin vs. Zenus Sweet, Walter C. Mack, Charles W. Wagner, William C. Rhinehardt and Delbert C. Goodspeed. Security for costs were filed today, and approved by Judge Kinne. For Mr. James, James A. Galloway; for Edward Croarkin, John Croarkin, and for Patrick Sloane, Daniel E. Hoey.

County Clerk Schuh has received a circular letter from the department of the interior at Washington asking for a complete and authentic list of all the civil divisions and municipalities in the county. A list of the last census was enclosed. It showed the population of Washtenaw county to have been in 1890, of 43,210. The towns were Ann Arbor 9,431; Ypsilanti, 6,129; Chelsea, 1,356; Saline, 706; Manchester, 1,191.

The faculty concert arranged to be held in Frieze Memorial hall May 27, has been dropped. The last faculty concert of the season will be given Thursday evening, June 1. All lovers of music should not forget this date. This will be the last opportunity until next fall, to hear the artists composing the faculty of the University School of Music. The people are beginning to appreciate the musical feast offered them and a packed hall may be expected.

The campus this year will present a finer appearance than in any previous year. The hard work done under the supervision of Superintendent Reeves is beginning to tell. He has a number of new flower beds arranged at various places and resodded the grounds about the law building. The people of Ann Arbor can take pride in the campus. What will add to the beauty of the grounds very materially would be the sprinkling of the streets surrounding the campus.

In the case of John George Reichert vs. John G. Feldkamp, Goifried Zahn, Michael Keck, Jacob and Barbara Keck, was continued over the term in the circuit court today, The plaintiff made an affidavit that Theodore J. Walker a material witness was very sick and could not appear. To this was also appended an affidavit of Dr. Conard George that Mr. Walker had a fever, his temperature being 102 and that he was sick, but he was unable as yet to diagnose the disease.

J. D. Mehan, of Detroit, a well known artist who attended the May Festival said in speaking of musical critics: "Yon can divide an audience into three classes The first class are the real musicians who understand music thoroughly and know what the musicians have to contend with and therefore have charity. The second class are those who do not pretend they understand anything but are very free to commend what is thoroughly artistic or strikes them as melodious. The third class are the dilitanti who think they know something about music but do not know much. They are the troublesome class of critics."

The gentlemen who have solicited subscriptions for the Manchester creamery and cheese factory have secured 35 signatures to the list and everyone is a tip-top farmer, in this and neighboring townships. The stock is taken at 100 per share, the capital stock being $3,500. The stockholders on Saturday afternoon, last, met in the Union Savings Bank building, to adopt bylaws and elect officers for the coming year. It is proposed to begin operations at the factory on the 1st of June, therefore it is necessary to get the ball rolling at the earliest possible moment. The want of space prevents us from giving a list of stockholders, but we assure our readers that with such men back of the institution it would seem success is assured-Manchester Enterprises.