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Adam Spiedelberg, of building a new residence. The Manchester banks have deposit amounting to 1304,567.72. Contractor Kogers began plastering St. Thomas' ohurch this morning. The redoubtable Col. Fenn, of Bndgewater, has the hoase building fever. Wm. J. Benrle is building a large barn for Adam and Jonn Houck. of finaron. Dennis Warner has got tho frame work np for anew house on B street in Dexter. Attorney Frank Jones has purchasec the nouse 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 montas.. 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 ïns jast died at Dundee at the age of 92 years, commanded a company in the famous Toledo war. The editor of the Dexter Leader takes Me first vacation in eight yeara next week and the flnny 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 ñew M. E. chnrch at Chelsea wiil be laid next Wednesday. Rev. C. T. Allen, of "ïpsilunti, will deliver the address. Rev. Horace Milton Gallup, who died recently at Clarence, N. Y., preached for five years in Saline, two yeaxB at Chelsea and one year at Dexter. , A. F. Freeman, the Manchester lawyer who has been made state tax uommisiioner, 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 th graves during very hot or rainy weather. It will often be greatly appreciated. Mrs. Geo. Hay Ier, of S. Ingalls st. , a6Bisted 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 contarct today for the painting of the iron cornish fork and tower of the court house and the buildings of the couuty farm. The price is 1328.80. Mr. Major was the lowest bidder. B. McGregor the manager of the State Telepnone Co,, reports that connection has now been made with Cavanaugh Lake, Grass Lake, Chelsea and Dexter. He ha now a gang of men woiking on the line to Whitmore Lake. Judge Kinne made a decree reformisg a deed in the case of Mary W. Powell vs. Alfred Alderman an incompetent. He appeared by guardián. The land is located in Northfielcl. The coinplainants eolicitur was Zina P. King. The summer school opeued at the Xormal college yesterciay witl) an eurollment of 250 and it is expected tbat this nuinber will be increased to 500. Tbe present session is a part of tb regular normal course, and is snpportec financially by the state. The course are very comprehensive, inelnding practically all the work necessary fo gracluation. - Jonrnal. Alexander H. VanKenren, o Howell, who attended the literary department of the nniversity last year was the sncoessfnl candidate at th examination at Pontiac last week, fo the naval academy at Annapolis, Mary land. There were 13 candidates, anc only four passed the physical examination. VanHeuren stood higbest in th literary examination. Alexander is a gradúate of the Howell high school class of '98. He is 18 years of age and a bright, promising young man. During a long coufab in Detroit be tween Gov. Pingree, Inspector-Geuera Marsh, Quartertnaster-General White Oil Inspector Judson, Oapt. E. P Allen, Assistant Corporation Counse Joslyn and Sntton, and one or two others, several political matters were discussed. Capt. Allen tsncceeded in having Fred Green, of Ypsilanti, ap pointed assistant inspector-general This office has been vacant for a long time. Green was second lieutenant'o: Oo. G, 31st Michigan regiment, during the late war. - Journal. Julius Trojanowski rode to Whitmore Lake yesterday on his wheel. He says the bicyce path as far as St. Patriok's Oatholic ohurch in Northfield is in fine condition. From a half of a mile beyond to the lake it is quite rough, covvs having traniped over i considerably. Much work has been done ou it, bnt there is still much to do to niake it aa it should be. At the lake he dined with Capt. Manly at the Clifton. He reports that Oapt. Manly is much pieased with his summer trade. He expected a number of Toledo gnests in the eveniug. From SBturday's Daily Areus. There are!], 308 patients in the in sane asyluruat Kalamazoo. Mrs. John Rider, of Salem, fell down the cellar stairs the other day and broke her right arm. Miss Nettie Robinson, of Salem, wa thrown out of her carriage the first o 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. ■j. Henry Cornwell, of N. División 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 tbe Wabash road is smiling. He only sold 336 tickets to students during commencement time. The commission of Amariah F. Freeman, of Manchester, as a member of the state tas commiesion runs nntil Dec. 31, 1900, and for two years thereafter. During a heavy wind and rain storm at Whittaker several hundrec rods of fence were leveled and the new barn of J. A. Doty was partially destroyed. The fox squirrel "who has taken up nis residence un tbe court house square is boney in clover. Register of Deeds Cook has laid in an extra supply of nuts for the squirrell's benefit. Mrs. Bunce, of Dundee, who bas a portion of her stornach removed at the universsity 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 dispatcbes ;hat Prof. J. W. Simmons, recently the :ead of the training school in tbe Normal College at Ypsiianti, will be superinendent of schools at Stevens Poiut, Wis. Stevens Point is a city of about 10,000 inhabitants. Probate Register Peter Lehman and family returned last evetnng from a week's visit with relatives in the connty. Mr. Lehman says tney had the fat of the land. Ghicken, noodle soup, fresh eggs, and butter, deHcious ham and eggs Were enjoyed. Garsshoppers are destroying meadows in Washtenaw connty, and even Billy Judson caá give no relief. They are as thick as candidates tor census enumerators, or for the Ypsilanti post office, but they do not bother Congressman Smith half as mnch. - Adrián Press. Yesterday ex-Deputy Treasurer Jacob Bratin and M. Lehman fished in Silver Lake in Freeiom, catching 115 blue gills in the morning and 45 in the afternoon, and it being a poor day for fishing aDyw"ay. Mr. Lehman looked ranch improved in health. His spirits are always good. Hazel, cn.3 of Mail Carrier Chris Donnelly's oeautiful twins had 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 sere. The accident happeued on the 12th anniversary ol her birthday. The Yptsüanti city authorities are becoming tired of defending suits for damages, because of detective sidewalks, and hereafter the city marshal will have to act as sidewalk inspector. All repairs will be made promptly. The city nnds itself threatened with one snit for f3,000 and another for $10,000 tor injnires 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 respeered by those who knew her. Judge oí Probate Newkirk has increased his colleccion of pioDoer relies in the probate office by t-vvo donations oí' Dr. John A. Boylan. They consist of a flax hetchel for the comoing of flas and an oíd tin lantern over 100 years oíd. Both of the articles are uniqne. The tic lantern has sirnply slits ent in the tin to let ont the rays of light. The collection of Jndge Newkirk is worthy of inspection as it contaius a nnmber of tools and conveniences nsed in the "good oíd1' times. Nellie Christman, of this city, by her solicitors, Randall & Janes, has field a bilí fordivorce against her husband, Adolph G. Cbristman. They were married Oct. 2, '88, Rev W. V?. Rarnsey of the M. E. chnrch m Ann Arbor, performing the cereinony. They lived together until Jan. 2, '99. She alleges two grounds for divorce cruelty and habitual drnnkenness. The cruelty consisted in pounding and striking her. Both parties are residents of Aun Arbor. B. L. D'Ooge, protessor of Latín aud Greek in the Ypsiiauti state normal, left with his family yesterday for a few weeks' stay in the Berkshire Hills, and on Jnly 27 will sail for Enrope. He has a year's leave of absence and will spend the time pnncipally at work at Bouu University, Germany. C. T. McFarhuie, 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. a gentleman of fine preseuce, a fluent talker, aud on this occasion his ideas and sentirnents were flavored,of conrse, will all tnat could be desired in tbe way of patriotism. He spoke of the great men who fonnded the repnblic, o tbeir noble efforts and sublime sacri fices, and very properly held Washiug ton up as Araerica's greatest aud grand est character. The address was good and iu line with the memories and in spirations of the honr. ' ' Dean Seabolt has a petitiou whicl will be presented to the councii tonigh at-king that he be granted the privilege of erecting a stationary awning ovei the walk from the opera house entrance This wili be a great iinprovenient auc also a convenience iu case of rain. - Ann Arbor Argus. An opera house without a stationery awning is a bad nnmber. The people want a handy place to buy. sfcationery. The sheets o paper wih serve to keep off the rain and when it is cold all one bas to do is tu enevlop himself in an overcoat or herself in a wrap, write uuder the stationery awning. The councii shoulc not hesitate to grant the petition, an( should also provide newspapers and magazines have a stationary case handy dj. - Adrián Press. Wahr & Miller have had a busy day today. Their advertisement in the Ar gus announcing that they would today give away to each and every httle gir who would come to tbe store with their dolls a beautiful pair of fine vici kid slippers foifthe dolly,brought many enstomers who do not often visit them. The delight pictured oh the faces oí the Httle 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 enterpnsing shoe men have already at present writing fitted 611 pairs of faet with new slippers and before the day closes they will undoubtedly have shod more feet than during any previous day in their history. Prom Monday's Daily Arguj. Sixty-eight passenger trains arrive and depart daily from Jackson. There are 58,845 members of Christian Endeavor societies in Micihgan. James Quinlan smashed his toot Saturday while unloading radiators. Clarence W. Noble has been appointed to a position in the coast snrvey at a salary of 75O. Miss L. Kearns, of the Third ward, was given a surprise party Saturday afternoon. The work of and repainting the Aprill block, injured by fire, has progreseed so rapidly that it will be ready for occupancy this week. Chas. Strong having bonght out Mr. Kearns' interest in the advertismg distribating houses, will continue in the same with bis usual prompt work. The familiar Ben. Frankhn statue on the campus is in the repair shop. He suffered in a collision with some students who had no respect tor his venerable age. The largest consignment of mail ever received by a single person in Adrián vas received Saturday. It consisced of 2 large mail sacks of public documents for Coñgressmau H. C. Sruith. Miss Snsan L. Adams, sister of W. J. Adams of this city, died last night at Indianapolis, Ind. , and the remains Will be brought here tomorrow mornng at 9 o'clock on the Ann Arbor road. The friends of David Meyer, of Pitts held, who has not been expected to ive, will be agreeably surprised to earn that he is convalescing and exects soon to be able to leave the louse. James M. Cook, of E. University ave,, a carpenter of the nniversity orce, who had a severe fall on the ampns the night of the senior promnade, is convalescing slowly. He is ble to go out on crutches. The Argus staied Satnrday evening hat Nellie Christman had applied for divorce from her hnsband on the gronnds of eraelty. TLïs as statedj in the bill of divorce, bnt the hnsbaud, Adolpb Cbristruau, deniea thac he is cruel to bis wife. Iu the divorce case oí Raynor H. Newton vs. Lovicy S. Newton, Juclge Kinne this mornin" made an order granting the defenciant sohcitors fees. N. E. Freer appears as the complainants solicitor and Ooi. E H. Sellers, of Detroit, for the defendant. Ypsilauti is about to erect a new city hall, and considerable interest is beiug manifested as to the proper site for it. Greatest favor is sbown to a lot at the corner of üongress and Adarns and auother at the corner of Washington and Peari sts. Dr. Christiancy, bf the eastern asylnm at Pontiac.Jhas written Judge Newkirk that over 100 applicatious fer admission are now pending waiting for vacancies. This is a strong argnment in favor of Jtulge Nevikirk's position taken iu his coinrunmcation to the Daily Argus last week. Pive clergymen officiated at the morning service iu St. Andrew's church yesterday. They avere the rector, Eev. Henry Tatlock anti assistaut, Rev. Henry P. Horton, Rev. Lawrence Cole, of Indiana, Rev. Ernest Dennen and Rev. O. S. Newell, of New York. Rev. Air. Newell preached the sermón. The will of the late Elizabeth F. Baldwin was filed for probate this afternoon. The estáte is estimated at 10,000. Prof. J. B. Davis, of Anu Arbor, and E. E. Baldwin, of Mississippi, are to be appointed execntors. Under certain eoutingencies the estáte is to be divided into tonr parts between her children and grandchildreu. Jack Perry, was arrested Saturday night in Milan on the charge of haviug nnfastened a hurse owned by a Mr. Kraut and drove it away. This moruing the case was brought up before Justice Doyle and there being cot sufficient evidence and Mr. Kraut not giviug seonrity for costs, Perry was discharged. Attorney W. H. Mnrray appeared for Perry. Miss Anna Majer, of Detroit, who sonie years ago aseisted in a concert given by the Harmonie in Aun Arbor, has retnrned from Berlin where she was a pupil of the great Leschetizky. She is a daughter of the late well known pianist Oarl Majer. The Sunda Free Press gives an excellent write np and picture of theyoung lady. Her fatlier had a nuiuber of friends ia Ann Arbor. Prof. J. G. Pattengill was out today after his long illness. He plainly shows the effects of hi3 sickness. It will be remembered that he espected 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 Satorday. His daughter Miss Caroline Pattengill accompanies her father. They will land at Oherbourg, France. The special Vici Kid doll shoe delivery of Wahr & Miller on Satnrday, advertised in the Daily Argus, was a big success. They gave away 711 pair of dolls shoes and took a n amber ol orders. They conld have given away 300 more pair if the supply had held ont. One lady appeared with five children and five dolls two of which were headlees. 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, graudchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Staebler 's wife is a granddaughter and their child a great grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Schairer are as lively and spry as any of their great grandchildreu. Their tamiJy and frieuds hope they may be long preserved in heaifch in their midst. Secretary Oolbnrn, up to today, has sent oot over 5,000 of this year's catalogues of the University School of Mnsic. He isdaily receiving inqniries about the school. Among the letters received last week were letters trom Oregon, Vermont and Louisana. The school since lts organization has grown until through its raeans probably over $50,1)00 a year is distribnted in AnnArbor not counting the intellectual benefits and enjoymenta which cannot be estimated. Every citizen has both a direct and indirect interest. in seeing the school doublé in numbers this year.