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14
Month
July
Year
1899
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LOCAL BREVITIES

From Friday's Daily Argus.

Adam Spiedelberg, of Lima is building a new residence.

The Manchester banks have deposits amounting to $304,567.72.

Contractor Rogers began plastering St. Thomas' church this morning.

The redoubtable Col. Fenn, of Bridgewater, has the house building fever.

Wm. J. Beurle is building a large barn for Adam and John Houck, of Sharon.

Dennis Warner has got the frame work up for a new house on B street in Dexter.

Attorney Frank Jones has purchased the house of Mrs. Raffensberger, 431 S. Main st, for $3,000.

The Chelsea banks have $516,898.08 on deposit a gain in deposits of $14,844.02 in the last five months.

James L. Gilbert, ex-supervisor of Sylvan, caught a 14-pound pickerel in Crooked Lake Wednesday.

The Glazier Stove Works in Chelsea has shut down for a week, while a new floor is being put in the factory.

Capt. Nelson White, who has just died at Dundee at the age of 92 years, commanded a company in the famous Toledo war.

The editor of the Dexter Leader takes his first vacation in eight years next week and the funny tribe at Base Lake will suffer greatly.

A Roman candle burst while being fired by Miss Nellie Maroney, in Chelsea, on the night of the Fourth and badly burned her hand.

The corner stone of the new M. E. church at Chelsea will be laid next Wednesday. Rev. C. T. Allen, of Ypsilanti, will deliver the address.

Rev. Horace Milton Gallup, who died recently at Clarence, N. Y., preached for five years in Saline, two years at Chelsea and one year at Dexter.  

A. F. Freeman, the Manchester lawyer who has been made state tax commissioner, is spending two months with his family at his cottage on St. Clair river.

Funeral Director Enoch Dieterle has added to the conveniences of his patrons a 15 by 16 canopy to be used at the graves during very hot or rainy weather. It will often be greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Geo. Hayler, of S. Ingalls st., assisted by Mrs. Geo. Cropsey, had charge of the dinner tables at the Whitmore lake picnic. About $650 will be realized for the benefit of St. Thomas' new church.

C. H. Major received the contract today for the painting of the iron cornish fork and tower of the court house and the buildings of the county farm. The price is $328.80. Mr. Major was the lowest bidder.

B. McGregor the manager of the State Telephone Co., reports that connection has now been made with Cavanaugh Lake, Grass Lake, Chelsea and Dexter. He has now a gang of men working on the line to Whitmore Lake.

Judge Kinne made a decree reforming a deed in the case of Mary W. Powell vs. Alfred Alderman an incompetent. He appeared by guardian. The land is located in Northfield. The complainants solicitor was Zina P. King.

The summer school opened at the Normal college yesterday with an enrollment of 250 and it is expected that this number will be increased to 500. The present session is a part of the regular normal course, and is supported financially by the state. The course are very comprehensive, including practically all the work necessary for graduation. - Journal.

Alexander H. VanKeuren, of Howell, who attended the literary department of the university last year, was the successful candidate at the examination at Pontiac last week, for the naval academy at Annapolis, Maryland.  There were 13 candidates,and only four passed the physical examination.  VanKeuren stood highest in the literary examination.  Alexander is a graduate of the Howell high school, class of '98.  He is 18 years of age and a bright, promising young man.

During a long confab in Detroit between Gov. Pingree, Inspector-General Marsh, Quartermaster-General White, Oil Inspector Judson, Capt. E.P. Allen, Assistant Corporation Counsel Joslyn and Sutton, and one or two others, several political matters were discussed.  Capt. Allen succeeded in having Fred Green, of Ypsilanti, appointed assistant inspector-general.  This office has been vacant for a long time.  Green was second lieutenant of Co. G, 31st Michigan regiment, during the late war.-Journal.

Julius Troganowski rode to Whitmore Lake yesterday on his wheel.  He says the bicycle path as far as St. Patrick's Catholic church in Northfield is in fine condition.  From a half of a mile beyond to the lake it is quite rough, cows having tramped over it considerably.  Much work has been done on it, but there is still much to do to make it as it should be.  At the lake he dined with Capt. Manly at the Clifton.  He reports that Capt. Manly is much pleased with his summer trade.  He expected a number of Toledo guests in the evening.

From Saturday's Daily Argus.

There are 1,308 patients in the insane asylum at Kalamazoo.

Mrs. John Rider, of Salem, fell down the cellar stairs the other day and broke her right arm.

Miss Nettie Robinson, of Salem, was thrown out of her carriage the first of the week and her right leg broken.

Willie Ringles, of Salem, who was bitten by a rattlesnake July 4, is now pronounced out of danger by Dr. Walker.

Henry Cornwell, of N. Division st., had a stroke of paralysis at 9 o'clock Thursday evening and has since been unconscious.

R. S. Greenwood the Michigan passenger agent of the Wabash road is smiling.  He only sold 336 tickets to students during commencement time.

The commission of Amarish F. Freeman, of Manchester, as a member of the state tax commission runs until Dec. 31, 1900, and for two years thereafter.

During a heavy wind and rain storm at Whittaker several hundred rods of fence were leveled and the new barn of J. A. Doty was partially destroyed.

The fox squirrel who has taken up his residence on the court house square is honey in clover.  Register of Deeds Cook has laid in an extra supply of nuts for the squirrel's benefit.

Mrs. Bunce, of Dundee, who has a portion of her stomach removed at the university hospital some weeks ago went home today.  She has apparently entirely recovered from the operation and seems to be in perfect health.

It is stated in the Lansing dispatches that Prof. J. W. Simmons, recently the head of the training school in the Normal College at Ypsilanti, will be superintendent of schools at Stevens Point, Wis.  Stevens Point is a city of about 10,000 inhabitants.

Probate Register Peter Lehman and family returned last evening from a week's visit with relatives in the county.  Mr. Lehman says they had the fat of the land.  Chicken, noodle soup, fresh eggs, and butter, delicious ham and eggs were enjoyed.

Grasshoppers are destroying meadows in Washtenaw county and even Billy Judson can give no relief.  They are as thick as candidates for census enumerators, or for the Ypsilanti post office, but they do not bother Congressman Smith half as much.-Adrian Press.

Yesterday, ex-Deputy Treasurer Jacob Braun and M. Lehman fished in Silver Lake in Freedom, catching 115 blue gills in the morning and 45 in the afternoon, and it being a poor day for fishing anyway.  Mr. Lehman looked much improved in health.  His spirits are always good.

Hazel, one of Mail Carrier Chris Donnelly's beautiful twins has a narrow escape Thursday from breaking her neck.  She was riding a bicycle up hill and it turned over backward.  She sprained her left arm which is still very sore.  The accident happened on the 12th anniversary of her birthday.

The Ypsilanti city authorities are becoming tired of defending suits for damages, because of defective sidewalks, and hereafter the city marshal will have to at as sidewalk inspector.  All repairs will be made promptly.  The city finds itself threatened with one suit for $3,000 and another for $10,000 for injuries received.

The widow of David Geddes died in Lodi last evening, aged 87 years.  She was one of the oldest pioneers in the township.  She was married twice, first to a Mr. Smalley.  Seven children, Mrs. Mary Davis, of Green Oak, David, Nelson, Charles and Henry Geddes, of Lodi, George Smalley, of Grass Lake, and John, of Fowlerville, survive her.  She was a hard working, industrious woman and much respected by those who knew her.

Judge of Probate Newkirk has increased his collection of pioneer relics in the probate office by two donations of Dr. John A. Boylan.  They consist of a flax hetchel for the combing of flax and an old tin lantern over 100 years old.  Both of the articles are unique.  The tin lantern has simply slits cut in the tin to let out the rays of light.  The collection of Judge Newkirk is worthy of inspection as it contains a number of tools and conveniences used in the "good old" times.

Nellie Christman, of this city, by her solicitors, Randall & Jones, has filed a bill for divorce against her husband, Adolph G. Christman.  They were married Oct. 2, '98, Rev. W. W. Ramsey of the M. E. church in Ann Arbor, performing the ceremony.  They lived together until Jan. 2, '99.  She alleges two grounds for divorce cruelty and habitual drunkenness.  The cruelty consisted in pounding and striking her.  Both parties are residents of Ann Arbor.

B. L. D'Ooge, professor of Latin and Greek in the Ypsilanti state normal, left with his family yesterday for a few weeks stay in the Berkshire Hills, and on July 27 will sail for Europe.  He has a year's leave of absence and will spend the time principally at work at Bonn University, Germany.  C. T. McFarlane, professor of drawing and geography in the normal, has just returned from a year's study in Paris and will resume his school work in October.

In speaking of the address of W. W. Wedemeyer at Grass Lake, the News of that village says:  "Mr. W. is a gentleman of fine presence, a fluent talker, and on this occasion his ideas and sentiments were flavored, of course, will all that could be desired in the way of patriotism.  He spoke of the great men who founded the republic, of their noble efforts and sublime sacrifices, and very properly held Washington up as America's greatest and grandest character.  The address was good and in line with the memories and inspirations of the hour."

Dean Seabolt has a petition which will be presented to the council tonight asking that he be granted the privilege of erecting a stationary awning over the walk from the opera house entrance.  This will be a great improvement and also a convenience in case of rain.-Ann Arbor Argus.  An opera house without a stationery awning is a back number.  The people want a handy place to buy stationery.  The sheets of paper will serve to keep off the rain, and when it is cold all one has to do is to envelop himself in an overcoat or herself in a wrap, write under the stationery awning.  The council should not hesitate to grant the petition, and should also provide newspapers and magazines have a stationary case handy by.-Adrian Press.

Wahr & Miller have had a busy day today.  Their advertisement in the Argus announcing that they would today give away to each and every little girl who would come to the store with their dolls a beautiful pair of fine vici kid slippers for the dolly, brought many customers who do not often visit them.  The delight pictured on the faces of the little tots as they came in with dolly dressed in her best, and saw for the first the half dozen boxes filled with elegant slippers, was a study.  It is altogether safe to say that they were never happier in their lives than when fitting dolly with the finest foot gear she ever wore.  These enterprising shoe men have already at present writing fitted 611 pairs of feet with new slippers and before the day closes they will undoubtedly have shod more feet than during any previous day in their history.

From Monday's Daily Argus.

Sixty-eight passenger trains arrive and depart daily from Jackson.

There are 58,845 members of Christian Endeavor societies in Michigan.

James Quinlan smashed his foot Saturday while unloading radiators.

Clarence W. Noble has been appointed to a position in the coast survey at a salary of $750.

Miss L. Kearns, of the Third ward, was given a surprise party Saturday afternoon.

The work of rebuilding and repainting the Aprill block, injured by fire, has progressed so rapidly that is will be ready for occupancy this week.

Chas. Strong having bought out Mr. Kearns' interest in the advertising distributing houses, will continue in the same with his usual prompt work.

The familiar Ben. Franklin statue on the campus is in the repair shop.  He suffered in a collision with some students who had no respect for his venerable age.

The largest consignment of mail ever received by a single person in Adrian was received Saturday.  It consisted of 12 large mail sacks of public documents for Congressman H. O. Smith.

Miss Susan L. Adams, sister of W. D. Adams of this city, died last night at Indianapolis, Ind., and the remains will be brought here tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock on the Ann Arbor road.

The friends of David Meyer, of Pittsfield, who has not been expected to live, will be agreeably surprised to learn that he is convalescing and expects soon to be able to leave the house.

James M. Cook, of E. University ave. a carpenter of the university force, who had a severe fall on the campus the night of the senior promenade, is convalescing slowly.  He is able to go out on crutches.

The Argus stated Saturday evening that Nellie Christman had applied for a divorce from her husband on the grounds of cruelty.  This as stated in the bill of divorce, but the husband, Adolph Christman, denies that he is cruel to his wife.

In the divorce case of Raynor H. Newton vs. Lovicy S. Newton, Judge Kinne this morning made an order granting the defendant solicitors fees.  N. E. Freer appears as the complainants solicitor and Col. E. H. Sellers, of Detroit for the defendant.

Ypsilanti is about to erect a new city hall, and considerable interest is being manifested as to the proper site for it.  Greatest favor is shown to a lot at the corner of Congress and Adams and another at the corner of Washington and Pearl sts.

Dr. Christiancy, of the eastern asylum at Pontiac, has written Judge Newkirk that over 100 applicants for admission are now pending waiting for vacancies.  This is a strong argument in favor of Judge Newkirk's position taken in his communication to the Daily Argus last week.

Five clergymen officiated at the morning service in St. Andrew's church yesterday.  They were the rector, Rev. Henry Tatlock and assistant, Rev. Henry P. Horton, Rev. Lawrence Cole, of Indiana, Rev. Ernest Dennen and Rev. O. S. Newell, of New York.  Rev. Mr. Newell preached the sermon.

The will of the late Elizabeth F. Baldwin was filed for probate this afternoon.  The estate is estimated at $10,000.  Prof. J. B. Davis of Ann Arbor, and E. E. Baldwin, of Mississippi, are to be appointed executors.  Under certain contingencies the estate is to be divided into four parts between her children and grandchildren.

Jack Perry, was arrested Saturday night in Milan on the charge of having unfastened a horse owned by a Mr. Kraut and drove it away.  This morning the case was brought up before Justice Doyle and there being not sufficient evidence and Mr. Kraut not giving security for costs, Perry was discharged.  Attorney W. H. Murray appeared for Perry.

Miss Anna Majer, of Detroit, who some years ago assisted in a concert given by the Harmonic in Ann Arbor, her returned from Berlin where she was a pupil of the great Leschetizky.  She is a daughter of the late well known pianist Carl Majer.  The Sunday Free Press gives an excellent write up and picture of the young lady.  Her father had a number of friends in Ann Arbor.

Prof. J. G. Pattengill was out today after his long illness.  He plainly shows the effects of his sickness.  It will be remembered that he expected to start on a trip to Europe as soon as his school duties were ended but was unable to go on account of his severe illness.  He expects to sail on Saturday.  His daughter Miss Caroline Pattengill accompanies her father.  They will land at Cherbourg, France.

The special Vici Kid doll shoe delivery of Wahr & Miller on Saturday, advertised in the Daily Argus was a big success.  They gave away 711 pair of doll's shoes and took a number of orders.  They could have given away 300 more pair if the supply had held out.  One lady appeared with five children and five dolls two of which were headless.  The firms' general shoe business is very good showing that advertising attracts business.

Robert Staebler, manager of the American house, gave a family dinner yesterday.  John George Schairer and wife sat down to the table with some of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Mr. Staebler's wife is a granddaughter and their child a great grandchild.  Mr. and Mr.s Schairer are as lively and spry as any of their great grandchildren.  Their family and friends hope they may be long preserved in health in their midst.

Secretary Colburn, up to today, has sent out over 5,000 of this year's catalogues of the University School of Music.  He is daily receiving inquiries about the school.  Among the letters received last week were letters from Oregon, Vermont and Louisiana.  The school since its organization has grown until through its means probably over $50,000 a year is distributed in Ann Arbor not counting the intellectual benefits and enjoyments which cannot be estimated.  Every citizen has both a direct and indirect interest in seeing the school double in numbers this year.