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From Tuesday's Daily Argus.

Northville yesterday by a vote of 317 to 12 decided to bond for $27,500 to put in an electric light plant.

Miller & Pray, of the Farmers' Sheds, have purchased two new horses and an additional delivery wagon.

The three men captured at Chelsea on the charge of burglarizing a store near Pinckney have been bound over to the Livingston circuit.

Samuel Miller, the champion fisherman of this city, was at Geddes today to secure a supply of minnows preparatory to going fishing tomorrow.

Hon. Nathan Sutton, of Norhfield, was in the city yesterday. He reports his corn and potatoes as looking remarkably fine and promise a big crop.

Albert Pierce, of Gregory, a barber by trade, took a dose of poison Sunday night with suicidal intent but prompt action of the doctors probably saved his life, although he is in a critical condition. He had a quarrel with his sweetheart.

Leonard Gruner, administrator, Mrs. M. E. Green, of Ann Arbor, and Mr. Pierce and wife of Ypsilanti, Miss Lovica Reed and George Merrill, guardian of Walter Reed's children were in Detroit, yesterday to receive the money coming from Sir John Reed's estate in England. The money was paid.

George Grunal claiming Camden, N. J., as his home and hotel waiter as his occupation and George Murphy, of Detroit, a plumber, were before Justice Doty this afternoon charged with vagrancy. They had been hanging about the Michigan Central depot. They retired to the quietside of the Washtenaw jail for 10 days.

Delos Cummings, of Chelsea, who was sent to Pontiac during Sheriff's Judson's administration and was later returned to his home is again insane and was today brought to the county jail. A friend of his went to his cell this afternoon and found him with the faucet wide open, while he was down on his knees, scrubbing the floor. He said he must have things about him clean. He is insane on religion.

Summer repairs and improvements are being made to the state normal buildings and campus. The main building and the conservatory are being repainted, and $3,000 is being expended on the campus walks. The tar walks will be removed and replaced with cement. A change will be made in the location of the driveways and of the walks themselves. The walks are being put in by J. Howind, of Jackson.

Michael Williams, one of the city's white wings, made a find this morning that was very lucky for the owner, Clarence Dixon, the livery man. Mr. Williams picked up the pocket book in a very public place and opened it sufficiently to see that it contained some money. Soon Mr. Dixon came to Mr. Williams and described the pocket book, saying there was $27 in the book. Mr. Williams said that he was convinced he was the owner and gave up the book. Mr. Dixon rewarded him with a dollar. After Mr. Dixon missed his pocket book he remarked to his assistant that there was only one chance of his recovering his money and that was if Mike Williams, who generally passed over the spot where it dropped, found it. He was not disappointed in his man.

From Wednesday's Daily Argus.

Ypsilanti is much grieved that Ann Arbor should dictate the appointment of postmaster at that place.

John Engel, of Ypsilanti, who has accused by James Godfrey of assault and battery, was acquitted on the second trial yesterday.

Dr. Palmer, of Brooklyn, who served as surgeon in Cuba, and who is a graduate of the university has located in Jackson to practice his profession.

Senator Ward is studying law in the summer school and expects to complete his legal course in the law department next year, when he will be ready to practice his profession.

Any person having heard of Theodore Radtke, of Ann Arbor, who left here in 1896, will please communicate with his parents at Ann Arbor, in order to clear up legal matters. Exchanges please copy.

Spring street is being greatly improved. Messrs. Simon Meyers, Charles Schulz, Henry Schulz, Franz Rothenbucher and August Hinz are all having their residences painted white at the present time.

At the Blue Ribbon races in Detroit yesterday, Charles Gauntlett,of Milan, had the pleasure of having his horse Hazel Ridge make a mark of 2:11 1/4. This makes the horse the fastest son of the well known Spinx.

Fr. Burke, of Palms, today laid the corner stone of his new church. He was assisted by Fr. Goldrick, of St. Patrick's church, of Northfield. Fr. Burke is an old Northfield boy being the son of the late Anthony Burke.

In a field of Thomas Sear's farm in Lima, a stone is being cut to use in the building of the new Chelsea M. E. church. It will yield 25 perch of dressed stone. This is the second block of that size used in the building the other being from Wheeler's farm.

A large amount of work is being done on the Regents' field during vacation. The ground around the diamond is being drained. The field is being resodded and leveled up. The students when they return in the fall will be agreeably surprised at the great improvements made during their absence.

Furniture men are evidently good fishermen. Yesterday morning Nathaniel Stanger, of the firm of Henne & Stanger, and Mr. Graves a furniture man from Columbus, Ohio, while trolling on Whitmore Lake, caught 11 black bass averaging three pounds a piece.

The weekly crop report of the Michigan weather bureau says concerning Washtenaw county: Rains have interfered with harvest; wheat mostly cut; oats are ripening and indicate a good crop; corn has made a fine growth and is generally well cultivated; beans and late potatoes doing well; corn tasseling.

Edward Blum, deputy custom house inspector, of Detroit, was in Ann Arbor today inspecting the car load of chemicals and apparatus received by the university from Germany. The consignment consisted of 84 packages. Mr. Blum selected 10 per cent of the packages for examination. Upon finding these to correspond with the invoices the rest of the goods were passed. Mr. Blum is an old Bridgewater boy.

Dr. Galen G. Crozier, of Geddes ave., will speak to the Y. M. C. A. at their meeting nest Sunday afternoon. Dr. Crozier is a post-graduate of the U. of M. and an active worker in the university Y. M. C. A. He leaves during October for the province of Assam, India, where he will engage as a medical missionary among the aborigine tribes of that country. The subject of his talk next Sunday will be announced later.

Justice Chauncey Orcutt, of Ann Arbor town, abandoned his official duties for a day and came into the city yesterday and laid a new sidewalk in front of his property on W. Huron st.. Mr Orcutt is an expert carpenter. The way the work was done shows that he has not forgotten his handicraft. Justice Orcutt complains that the matrimonial business is a little slow as in some years he has had no opportunity to make any couple happy. Mr. Orcutt has been reading the Daily Argus interviews on rural free mail delivery. He says he hopes to see it brought about as it will be a great convenience to the farmers.

From Thursday's Daily Argus.

The Widenmann cottages at Whitmore Lake have all been rented tor the summer.

A bus load of ladies left the city this morning to participate in a church festival given at Rogers' Corners.

For the first five days this year ending last evening City Treasurer Luick collected $5,982.50 taxes as against during the same time last year $4,561.93. 

The marriage of Dr. Edwin Carl Roedder, an instructor of the university is announced to take place the end of this month at Konstanz, Baden, Germany. His bride is Miss Cordelia Pacius, daughter of Prof. Arthur Pacius, of the gymnasium.

A telegram was received in Arm Arbor today that Patrick Gallagher, of Corunna, formerly of Webster township, died yesterday afternoon aged 82 years. Mr. Gallagher's wife is a sister of Edward, Michael and Philip Duffy. He has been sick for a long time. For many years he was president of the First National Bank, of Corunna. He leaves a wife and son William, assistant cashier of the bank and Mary, the wife of Mr. Scully, of Howell. A number of Ann Arbor people expect to attend the funeral.

McClellan H. Mogk general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. has decided that after Sept. 1 he will engage in other work. He has made a most faithful, conscientious worker, and his many friends wish him success in whatever he may undertake. Burton B. Johnson, of Owosso, a graduate of this year's literary class in the university and formerly general secretary of the association in '95 to '96 will take up the work again on Sept. 1. Mr. Johnson will attend the Y. M. C. A. summer school for general secretaries at Lake Geneva from July 26 to Aug. 26.