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From Friday's Daily Argus.

The Hay & Todd Manufacturing Co. will add a Detroit branch to its growing business.

Adam Spiegelberg is building a new residence on his farm in Lima to replace the one burned.

Warren H. Smith, a Pontiac, teacher, has resigned to enter the drug business with his father in Ypsilanti.

The new Congregational church in Ypsilanti cost $10,945.30 and is all paid for excepting about $700.

The new bridge being built at Dexter will cost between $5,000 and $6,000. It will be 100 feet long.

The excavation for the cellar of the new residence of Herman Allmendinger, on W. Washington st., was started yesterday.

It is said that wheat in Pittsfield will not average more than five bushels to the acre. There must be some mistake about this.

The new house of County Treasurer Mann on W. Liberty st., is being raised. He expects to move into the house during August.

John Molkenthein is still confined to his house from the injuries he received by slipping on a banana peel. He fell and bruised his arm.

Charles E. Greening, of Monroe, well known in this city and county, has been elected vice president of the American Association of Nurserymen.

Ypsilanti will be represented at the Paris exposition next year, as P. U. Shute will exhibit his acetylene gas generator. Dr. Clay Greene should exhibit his litting machine.

The Ypsilanti council has been called upon to pay $10,000 damages to Mrs. Ella A. Glazier and $3,000 damages to Mrs. Iola White for injuries received from defective sidewalks. They haven't paid yet.

O. Haarer, of Ann Arbor, received a certificate as a registered pharmacist at the examination before the state board of pharmacy at Star Island Tuesday. C. W. Hibbard and O. C. Wheeler, of Ann Arbor, received certificates as assistant pharmacists.

The Lenawee County Fair Association will erect a new building on their grounds to be known as the merchants and manufacturers' building. It will be in the form of a Maltese Cross, 152 feet each way with wings 48 feet wide. The Washtenaw fair some time ago was considering a building of this same nature.

City Clerk J. E. Harkins is confined to the house with a badly ulcerated tooth. He had one tooth drawn yesterday and an attempt to draw another failed. He was under the influence of an anesthetic for three hours and is in great pain. It is expected that the tooth will have to be extracted by breaking the jaw.

Not often does a bride travel so far to take the marriage vows as did Miss Esther Reed, who was married Wednesday evening to D. J. Jeannette. The wedding occurred at the home of T. B. Altro on the Whitmore Lake road. Miss Reed's home is in Los Angeles, Cal., whence she came, arriving here last Monday. Mr. Jeannette is employed at the university hospital.

The Young People's Society of Zion's Lutheran church will give its second annual excursion, July 20, to Detroit and Algonac. This will be one of the pleasant excursions of the year. The special train will leave Ann Arbor at 7:30 a. m. and returning, Detroit 7 p. m. The price of tickets to Algonac will be $1.25 and Detroit 75 cents. They will be on sale at Muehlig & Schmid's hardware store and Martin Schallers' bookstore. 

The good workmanship of Painter William Herz has been rewarded by his receiving the contract from the state board of education to repaint the entire buildings of the normal college in Ypsilanti. There were bids in from Detroit and Ypsilanti, Mr. Herz being the only man from Ann Arbor. His bid was the lowest by some $125. The entire contract will amount to over $1,300 and must be completed within 45 days. Mr. Herz will have to employ at least 10 men to do the work.

Over 300 individual contracts were made by the Ann Arbor Chicory Co. As far as heard from the crop is now looking in fine condition. As it is a new crop in this county, the farmers and the company had much to contend with. In spite of the very explicit printed instrnctions, many farmers disregarded these and sowed the seed so deep that it started to grow towards the center of the earth. The finest three-acre patch in the lot is that of Farmer Lawrence. The company are getting bids on the necessary iron work for its new building. This is a new industry which deserves all the encouragement that it receives. If Ann Arbor had more public spirited citizens that would start up new industries it would be better for the city.

From Monday's Daily Argus.

Coal has been boosted 25 cents a ton in Detroit. 

Chelsea is after a larger water supply and is sinking a new well.

Dr. D. W. Nolan has an elegant trap, one of the finest in the city.

The brick work on the new Saline M. E. church has been commenced.

It is reported on the Q. T. that a popular young State st. drug clerk is about to become a benedict.

It is said that here are 15 families waiting for houses in Chelsea, and not an empty one is to be found.

The New State Telephone Co. has been given a franchise through the village of Chelsea, on condition of putting in three telephones free in that village.

The final account of Charles L. Dolson, administrator of Isaac R. Dolson, deceased, of Ypsilanti, has been allowed. The residue of the estate was about $200.

The annual account of L. Gruner, trustee for the estate of Austin A. Wood, of Lodi, has been rendered and accepted. The estate amounts to about $21,000.

Rev. J. M. Gelston is in Detroit this afternoon taking part in the laying of the corner stone oí St. Andrew's Presbyterian church. Rev. Dr. R. H. Steele, formerly of this city also takes part in the exercises.

The school board of Grass Lake have engaged W. Sherman Lister, of Ypsilanti, as superintendent of their public schools for the next school year. Miss Mary Allen, also of Ypsilanti, will be assistant in the high school.

The crossing on the south side of Ashley st. , on W. Huron st. after nearly two years neglect was yesterday repaired by the laying of a new plank walk. The people of W. Huron st. are hoping that this may be an omen that their neglected sidewalks may be looked after before snow flies.

The New State Telephone Co. report the following new subscribers: J. A. Herbert, residence, 69; C. H. Cady, grocer, 5; The City Steam Laundry, 561; Miss Lovell, State st., 560; Home Steam Laundry, 559; W. F. Russell, Fourth ave., 555; Mrs. Chester Wicks, residence, 551; Athens Steam Laundry, 164.

The Grass Lake News feels badly because it didn't receive an invitation and says: "Eugene Helber, of Ann Arbor, gave a reception to Hank Smith to which a whole raft of newspaper men were invited. But Hel wouldn't invite us because of the bitter rivalry between Ann Arbor and Grass Lake.

A letter from Senator Ward at Zukey Lake stares that the report that he and his wife were capsized in the lake and came near drowning was not true. He says it had no more foundation in fact than the report that Sid W. Millard caught a nice string of fish while at the lake.

Prof. E. F. Johnson and wife, O. M. Martin and wife, Judge Newkirk and wife, left today for a three days' fishing trip to Bass Lake. Mr. Martin proposes to give the other members of the party pointers as how to catch big fish. Mr. Martin is an experienced fisherman having made his reputation at Whitmore Lake.

John F. Lawrence is entertaining a party of gentlemen and ladies of Detroit, at his beautiful summer cabin at Strawberry Lake. The party arrived this morning and under the guidance of mein host embarked from the station to the staunch old craft Marie Ann. Joseph S. Parker has been engaged as chef for the occasion.

O. M. Martin says that Louis O. Weinmann and himself propose to resign from the citizens committee on paving at Washington st. He says they carefully looked into the question of filler and made a recommendation and now the board of public works has thrown their recommendation aside and will give the contractor more time to hunt up a cheaper filler.

On Monday and Tuesday H. S. Holmes purchased 30,000 pounds of fine washed and unwashed wool from three Lyndon farmers, S. A. Collins, Horace Leek and William E. Wessels. He has already sold the whole of it. This is probably the largest purchase of wool from three individuals ever made in Washtenaw county. The wool comprised the clip for each year from 1893 to 1899. --Herald.

McClure's Magazine for Italy opens with a very complete and instructive account of the automobile as it is seen today, no longer a matter of mere promise or experiment, but one of practical, constant use; the article explains what it costs, how it is operated, and just what it will do setting forth the respective advantages and disadvantages of the various kinds. And it is illustrated with pictures of all the more important types. The recent developments will be a surprise to most readers, although they have been effected almost under their very eyes.

From Saturday's Daily Argus.

William H. Clancy has sold his horse on Thirteenth st. to Miss Maggie Cullinene.

W. H. Hess, of this city, commenced his work as assistant state analyst at Lansing Saturday.

The depositors of the Josiah Just & Co. bank at South Lyons will receive a 25 per cent dividend.

The assessed valuation of the city of Jackson is $6,957,770, not very much more than than of the city of Ann Arbor.

J. McCabe, of Ann Arbor, a graduate of St. Mary's, Cincinnati, was among the class of 15 who were made priests at the cathedral in Detroit yesterday.

Attorneys Blum & Awrey are having good success with the claims against the government that have been placed in their hands. They have received returns for three sailors entitled to prize money.

City Clerk James E. Harkins has received a present of a paper knife which folds up to look like a swan and a stone Bible inlaid with pearl from a convict in the Jackson prison. The workmanship is very fine.

N. B. Covert, of W. Huron st. has disposed of his house and lot in Saline. It was built by John Bortell some 30 years ago. Mr. Covert acquired it by a mortgage which was a remnant of the old Allen H. Risden estate.

Attorney M. J. Lehman, of Grand View ave., is acquiring an enviable reputation for early rising. He is up with the larks working in his garden and yard and the surroundings of his pleasant home are of the finest in the western part of the city. 

The passenger travel on the Ann Arbor road for Traverse City, Charlevoix and Petoskey is growing from day to day. On Friday morning 11 passengers were booked for Traverse City. The sleeping car on the afternoon train north is filled with resorters.

Alice A., the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rainey, No. 514 Krause st., died yesterday afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the York church tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. The family formerly resided in York.  

The W. C. T.U. at their last meeting passed the following resolution: Resolved, that we extend a vote of thanks to the common council of the city of Ann Arbor for having placed a fine drinking fountain at one of the chief corners on Main st. and for having supplied it with such good water.

A brick veneered dwelling of two and a half stories, 60 by 40 feet, slate roof, hard wood finish, of the old colonial style of architecture will be built by Prof. E. D. Campbell, on the corner of Hill st. and Washtenaw ave. The plans have been prepared by Nettleton & Kahn, of Detroit.

The last board of equalization of the city raised the assessments on corporations $55,000. It was done by placing $10,000 on each of the telephone companies and $20,000 on the Detroit, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor street railway company and an increase of $15,000 on the Ann Arbor Water Co.

J. V. N. Gregory came up from his home in southern Michigan last week and will remain all summer. Mr. Gregory is extensively interested in real estate in this vicinity and will devote his time to care of his property. At present he is stopping at the Cushman house but expects soon to reside with his son O. C. Gregory. --Petoskey Resorter.

A man in Bridgewater came into a blacksmith shop recently with a set of knives from an old Buckeye wood frame mower, made when four-inch section were used. This man said he could not see what made them break. On inquiry the machine was found to have been made 34 years ago, and has done the work required of a mowing machine on a farm of 160 acres ever since. --Manchester Enterprise.

Several years ago the Ann Arbor railway company, abandoned a stretch of track through Washtenaw and Wayne counties and ever since the fences have been down and the track has been generally dilapidated. The company did not take care of the property and the adjacent property owners had no right to do so. The latter have now induced the company to deed this right of way back to the donors. --Owosso Argus.

Van R. Pond, attorney for the Warren Shalf Asphalt Paving Co., received a telegram this morning from Hermon M. Atwood, assistant general solicitor for the company, saying that he would be in the city tomorrow morning with six Ypsilanti aldermen, who desire to inspect Owosso's payments. Mr. Pond and some of the aldermen of this city will meet the party and show them around. --Owosso Argus of Saturday. 

In the divorce case of Winifred F. Reynolds, of Milan, vs Clarence A. Reynolds, Judge Kinne granted a decree for divorce to Mrs. Reynolds and gave her the custody of her children Crystal Alice, Ethel May and Basil A. until they are 14 years of age, and also the undivided half interest of Clarence A. Reynolds in a house and lot in Milan The defendant is supposed to be living in Gladwin county. Randall & Jones were Mrs. Reynolds' solicitors.