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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Northville yesterday by a vote of 317 to 12 decided to bond for $27,500 to pnt in an electric light plant. Miller & Pray, of the Farmers' Sheds, have purchased two new horses and an additiorial delivery wagon. The three men captured at Chelsea on the charge of bnrglarizing a store near Pinckney have been bound over to the Li ingston circuit. Samuel Miller, the cbampion fishertnan of this city, was at Geddes today to secure a supply of minnows preparatory to going flshing tomorrow. Hon. Nathan Sutton, of Norhfleld, was in the city yesterday. He reports his corn and potatoes as looking remarkably fine and promise a big erop. Albert Pierce, of Gregory, a barber by trade, took a dose of poison Sunday night with snicidal iutent bnt prompt action of the doctors pro'sably saved his life, although he is in a critical condition. He had a qnarrel with his sweetheart. Leonard Gruner, administrator, Mrs. M. E. GreeD, of Ann Arbor, and Mr. Pierce aud wife of Ypsilanti, Miss Lovica Keed and George Merrill, guardián of W alter Reed 's children were in Detroit, yesterday to receive the money comiug from Sir John Reed's estáte iu Euglaurl. The money was paid. George Gruual claiming Camden, N. J. , as his horne and hotel waiter as his occupation and George Murphy, of Detroit, a plumber, were before Justice Doty this afternoou charged with vagrancy. They had been hangiug 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 retnrned to his home is again insane acd was today bronght to the county jaii 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 ne must have things about him clean. He is iusane on religión. Snmmer repairs and improvements are being made to the state normaf buildings and campus. The mam building and the conservatory are be ing 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 drivewnys and of the walks themselve.s. The walks are being put in by J. Howind, of Jackson. Michael Williams, oue ot the city's white wings, made a find this morning that was very lucky lor the owiier, Clareuce Dixon, the livery man. Mr. Williams pickea up the pocket book in a very public place and opened it snfficiently to see that it contained some money. Soon Mr. Dixon came to Mr. Williams arni descnbed the pocket book, saying there was $27 in the book. Mr. Williams said that hewas convinced he was the owner and gave up the book. Mr. Dixon rewarded hiin with a dollar. After Mr. Dixon missed nis pocket book he remarked to his assistant that there was ouly one chance of his recovering his mouey and tbat was if Mike Williams, who generally pased over the spot where it dropped, found it. He was not disappointed in his man. From Wednesday's Daily Argus. Ypsilanti is muuii giieved that Ann Arbor sbould díctate tbe appointment of postmaster at that place. John Engel, of Ypsilanti, who has accused by James Godfrey of assault and battery, was acquitted on the seconü trial yesterday. Dr. Palmer, of Brooklyn, who served as surgeon in Cuba, and who is a gradúate of the university has located in Jackson to practico his profession. Senator Ward is studying law in the smnmer 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 Radtkf, of Ann Arbor, who left here in 1896, will please cominnuicate with bis parents at Ann Arbor, iu order to clear np legal matters. Exohanges please copy. Spring street is being greatly improved. Messrs. Siuiou Meyers, Charles Schulz; Heury Schnl?, Franz Rothenbuchur and Angnst Hiuz are all having their residences painted white at the present time. At the Blue Ribbon races in Detroit yesterday, Charles Gaontlett,oL Milau, had the pleastire of having his horse Hazel Ridge make a mark of 2 :1 1. This makes the horst) the fastest son of the well known Spinx. Fr. Burlte, of Palms, today laid the corner stone of his new church. He was assisfced by Fr. Goldrick, of St. Patrick's church, of Norhfield. Fr. Barke is au old Northfielcl boy being the son of the late Anthony Burke. In a field of Thomas Sear's farm jn Lima, a stone is being ent to use in the building of the new Ohelsea M. E. church. It vfill yield 25 perch of dressed stone. This is the secoud block of that size used in the buildiug the other being froni Wheeler's farm. A large arnount 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 np. The students when they return in .the fall will be agreeably surprised at the great improvements made during their absenc. Furmture men are evidently good fishermen. Yesterday morning Nathaniel Stanger, of the firm of Henne & Stanger, and Mr. Graves a furmture man from Colnmbns, Ohio, while trolling on Whitmore Lake, canght 11 black bass averaging three pounds a piece. The weekly erop report of the Michigan weatber bureau says concerning Washtenaw county: Rains have inteifered with harvest ; wheat mostly cut; oats are ripemng and indícate a good erop; rom has made a "fine growth and is tnerally well cultivated ; beans uud late potatoes doicg ■well ; cora tasseiing. Edward Blum, depnty custom house inspector, of Detroit, was in Ann Arbor today mspecting the car íoad of chemicals and apparatus received by the nniversity from Germany. The consignment consisted of 84 packages. Mr. Blum selected 10 per cent of the packages for examination. Upon fiuding Shese to correspond with the invoices She rest of the goods were passed. Mr. Blum is au old Bridgewater boy Dr. Galen G. Crozier, of Geddes ave., will speak to thts Y. M. C. A. at heir meeting nest Sunday afternoon. Dr. Crozier is a post-graduate of the J. of M. and au active worker in the jniversity Y. M. C. A. He leaves during üctober for the province of Assam, India, where he will engage as a medical missiouary among the aborigini tribes of that country. The subject of his talk next Suuday will De announced later. Justice Chauncey Orcutt, of Ann Arbor town, abandonad liis official duties for a day and carne iuto the city yesterday and laid a new sidewalk in :'rout of his property on W. Huron st. Mr Orcutt is an expert carpenter. The way the work was done shows that he jas not forgotten his handicraft. Justice Orcutt complains that the matrimonial jusiness is a little slow as in som e years he has had no opportumty to make any couple happy. Mr. Orcutt has aeen reading the Daily Argus interviews on rural free mail dtilivery. He says he hopes to see it brought about as it will be a great convemence to tne farmers. From Thufsday's Daily Argus. The Widenrnann oottages at Whitmore Lake have all beea reuted tor the summer. A bus load of ladies left the city this moruing to particípate in a churoh festival giveD at Rogers' Corners. For the first flve iays this year ending last evening City Treasnrer Luick collected $5,982.50 taxes as agaiust during the same time last year $4,561.93. ïhe marriage of Dr. Edwin Cari Roedder, an instructor of the uuiversity is announeed to take place the end of this mohth at Konstanz, Baden, Germany. His bride is Miss Cordelia Pacius, daughter of Prof. Arthur Pacins, of the gymnasium. A telegram was received in Arm Arbor today that Patrick Gallagher, of Corunua, formerly of Webster township, diecl 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 manv years he was presid ent of the First National Bank, of Corunna. He ïeaves a wife and son William, assistant cashier of the bank and Mary, the wife of Mr. Scully, of Howell. A nnmber of Ann Arbor people expect to attend the funeral. McClellan H. Mogk general secretary of the Y. M. O. A. has decided that after Sept. 1 he will ongage in other worb. He has made a most faithful, conscieut'ous worker, and his many friends wish him success in whatever he may nndertake. Burton B. Johnson, of Owosso, a gradúate of this year's Hterary class in the university and formerly general secretjry of the association in '95 to '9(5 will take up the work again on Sept. 1. Mr. Johusou will attend the Y. M. C. A. snmmr school for general secretarles at Lake Geneva irom July 2(5 to Aug. 26.