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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Hay A Todd Manufacturing Oo. 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 drng business with his father in Ypsilanti. The new Congregational church in Ypsilanti cost $10,945.30 and is ali paid ior excepting about $700. The new bridge being built at Dexter will cost between $5.000 anc $6,000. It will be 100 feet long. The excavation for the callar of the new residence of Herman Allmendinger, on W. Washington st. , was started yesterday. It is said that wheat in Pittsfield wil. not average more than five bushels to the acre. There must be some mistake ahont this. The new house of Oonnty Treasurer Mann on W. Liberty st. , is being raised. He expects to move into the house during August. John Molkeuthein is still counued to his house form 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 represnted at the Paris exposition next year, as P. U. Shute will exhibit his acetylene gas generator. Dr. Clay Greene should exhibit bis 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 sidwalks. They haven 't paid y et. O. Haarer, of Ann Arbor, received a certifícate 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 eer tificates as assistant pharmacists. The Lenawee County Fair Association will erect a new building on their grounds to be known as the merchants and ruanufacturers' 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 onsidering 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 inflnence of an anasthetic for three hours and is in great pain. It is expected that the tooth will have to be extracteel by breaking the jaw. Not often does a bride travel soj far to take the marriage vows as, did 5lss Esthpr Keed, who was married Wednesrtay evening to D. J. Jeaunette. The wedding o.ccurred at the home of T. B. Al tro on the Whifnore Lake road. Miss Tteed's horn is in Los Angeles, Cal., w henee she came, arriving here last Monday. Mr. Jeannetto ia tmpioyed at tiie university iiospital. The YonngiPeüjle:s Society of 7. Lutheran cbtirch will gi'e i's seroud aanual excnrsiou, Julv CO. to Dftroil aud AJgouac. This will Be oun of the pleasant (-xcnrsic'ns of the yt-;ir. The special traiB wiil leave Auu Arbor at 7:80 a. in, and retnruiug, Detroit 7 p. m. The pricd of tickets to Algonac Will be $1.25 aud Detroit 7.3 cents. They will be on sale at Muehlig & Scbrnid's hardware store aud Martin Schallflrs' bookstore. The good woikniauship of Painter William Herz has been rewardtd dj lus recHiviug the contract trom the state board of erincatiou to repaiut tne entire bnildiugs of the normal college in Ypsilanti. Tbere were bids in ftom Detroit and Ypsilauti, Mr. Herz being the only man frotu Anu Arbor. Hie bid was the lowest by Bome 125. The entire coutract will amonnt to over $1,300, and must be completed within 45 days. Mr. Herz will have to em ploy at least 10 mn to do the work. Over 300 individual contracts were made by the Ann Arbor Chicory Co. As far a=i heard froni the crop is now looking in fine condition. As it is a new crop in this county, the farmers and the company had mach to contend with. In spite of the very explieit printed instrnctioüs, many faruiers 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 Parmer Lawrence. The company are geting bids on the necessary iron work for its ne? building. This is a new industry whicli deserves all the encouragement that it receives. If Ann Arbor had more public spirited citizens that would start up new indnstries it vvouid be better for the city. From Mondav's Daily Argus. Coal has been boosted 25 cents a 'ton in Detroit Cheisea is after a larger water supply and is sinking a new well. Dr. D. W. Nolan cas an elegant trap, one of the flnest in the city. The brick work on the new Saline M. E. churen has been commenced. It is reponed on the Q. T. that a popnlar yonng State st. drug clerk is about to become a benedict It is said that here are 15 families waiting for houses in Cheisea, and not au empty one is to be fonnd. The New State Telephone Co. has beeu given a franchise throngh the village of Cheisea, on conditiou of putting in ihree teiephones free in that village. The final account of Charles L. Dolsou, admiuistrator of Isaac R. Dolson, deceased, of Ypsilanti, has been allowed. The residu e of the estáte was abont 200. Toe annnal account of L. Gruncr, trustee for the estáte of Austin A. Wood, of Loi i, has been rendered aud aecepted. The estáte amounts to about $21,000. Kev. J. M. Gelston is in Detioit this afternoon taking part in the laying ol the corner stone oí St. Andrew's Ptesbyterian chm-ch. Kev. Dr. R. H. Steele, forinerly of this eity also takes part in the exercises. The school board of Grass Lake have engaged W. Shermau Lister, of Ypsilanti, as superintendent ot their pabhc schools for the next school year. Miss Mary Allen, also of Ypsilanti, will be assistant iu the high school. The crossing on the sonth side oi Ashley st. , on W. Bcron st. af ter nearly two years neglect was yesterday repaired by the laying of a new plank walk. The people of W. Hnron st. are hoping that this niay be an oruen that their neglectedsidtíwalksmay 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 Steana Laundry, 561; Miss Lovell, Statest. , 560; Home Steana Laundry, 559; W. E. Russell, Fourth ave., 555; Mrs. Ohester Wicks, residence, 551 ; Athens Steam Laundry, 164. The Grass Lake News teels badly becanse it dirtn't receive an invitation and says: "Eugene Helber, of Ann Arbor, gave a reception to Hank Smith to which a whoie raft of newspaper men were invited. Bnt Hel wouldn't invite us because of the bitter rivalry between Aiin 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 trne. He says it had no more foundation iu fact than the report that Sid W. Millard caught a nice strmg 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 Y. Lawreuce is entertaiuing a party of gentlemen aud ladies of Detroit, at his beantiful snramer cabin at Srawberry Lake. The partv arrived this mormng and under the guidance of mein bost eni barkucl frotn the station to the stauuch old craft Marie Aun. Joseph S. Parker has been engaged as chef lor the oecasion. O. M. Martin says that Louis O. Weimnann and himself propose to ïesign from the citizens cornniittee 011 paving ot Washington st. [He says they carefuily looked into the qnestion of filler and made 'a recommendation and now the board of public works has. thrown theirrecorunieudation aside and will give the contractor more time to innt np a cheaper fillor. ' On ' Monday and Tuesday H. S. Holmes puruhased 30,000 pounds of fine waihed and unwashed wool from three jyndon farmers, S. A. Oollins, Horace Leek and Wilham E. Wssels. He has already solcl the wbole of it. Tbis is probably the largest purchase of wool from three individuáis ever made in Washtenaw eounty. The wool comprised the clip for e ach year from 1893 to 1899.- Herald. McClure's Magazine for Jtaly opens with a very complete and instructiva acconut of tne automobile as it is seen today, uo loiïger a matter of mere promise or experiment, but one of practical, constant use; the article esplaius what it costs, how it is operated, and jast what it will do setting forth the respective advantages and disadvantages of the varions kinds. And it is illustrated with pictures of all the more important types. The recent developments will be a surprise to most readers, although tbey have been efïbcted alinost under their very eyes. From Snturday's Daily Argus. William H. Olancy has soldhishonse on Tbirteenth st. to Miss Maggie Cullinene. W. H. Hess, of this city, commenced bis work as assistant state analyst at Lansing Satnrday. The depositors of the Josiah Just & Co. bank at South Lyons will receive a 25 per cent dividend. The assessed valnation of Jhe city of Jackson is $6,957,770, not very much more than tbat of the city of Ann Arbor. J. McCabe, of Ann Arbor, a gradtiate of St. Mary's, Cincinnati, was amoug the class of 15 who were made priests at the cathedral in Detroit yesterday. Attorneys Blnm & Awrey are having good snccess 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 bas received a present of a paper knife whicb 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. Hnron st. has disposed of bis house and lot in Saline. It was bnilt by John Bortell sorue 30 years ago. Mr. Covert acquired it by a mortgage which was a remnant of the old Allen H. Risden estáte. Attorney M. J. Lehman, of Grand View ave., is acquiring an enviable reputation for eavly rising. He is up with the larks working in bis garden and yard and the surrormdiugs of nis pleasant home are of the fiuest iu the westera 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 ola daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rainey, No. 514 Krause st., died yesterday afternoon. The funeral services will be beid at the York church tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. The family formerly resided in York. J The W. C. T.U. at their last meeting passed the following resolution : Kesolved, that we extend a vote of thanks to the common council of the city oí Ann Arobr for having placed a fine drinking fountain at one of the cbiaf corners on Main st. and for having snpplied it with such good water. A brick veneereddwelling of two and a half stories, 60 by 40 íeet, slate roof, hard wood finish, of the oíd colonial style of architecture will be built by Prof.E. D. Campbell, on the corner ot 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 a&sessments on corporations $55,000 It veas done by placing $10,000 un each of the telephone companies and $20,000 on the Detroit, Ypslianti & Ann Arbor street railway company and an increase of $15,000 on the Ann Arbor Water Co. J. V. N. Gregory carne up from his home in southern Michigan last week and will remain all summer. Mr. Gregory is extensively inteiested in real esate in this vicinity and will deovte his time to care of his property. At present he is stopping at the Cushman house but expects soon to reside with bis son O. C. Gregory. - Petoskey Resorter. A man in Bridgewater carne into a blacksmith shop recently with a set of knives from au old Bnckeye wood frame mower, made when four-inch sectiou were used. Tbis man said he conld 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 oí 160 acres ever since. - Manchester Enterprise. Several years ago the Ann Arbor railway company, abandoned a stretch of track tbrougn Washtenaw and Wayne counties and ever siuce the fences have been down and the track has been generally delapidated. The company did uot take care of the property and the adjacent propurty owners had no right to do so. The Jatter have novvj induced the company to deed this right of way back to the donors. - Owosso Argus. Van R.J'Pond, attoruey for the Wiirrcn Shalf Aspnalt Paving Co. , rereceived a telegram this morning from Hermon M. Atwood, assistant general solicitor for the company.saying that he vvonkl be in the city tomonow morning with six Ypsilanti aldermen, who desire to inspect Owosso's payements. Mr. Pond and soine of the aldermen of this city wlll meet the party and show them atonud. - Owosso Argus of Saturday. lu the divorce case of Winifred F. Reynolds, of Milán, vs Clarence A. Reynolds, Judge Kinne granted á deiree 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 ju a house and lot in Milan The detendant is supposed to be' living in Gladwin conuty. Randall & Jones veere Mrs. Reynolds' solicitors.