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The worK ot repamng the oourt house roof still goes on. William Robison, with John Fischer, is tüe father of a 12-ponnd böy. Dr. Wenley will tumorrow night give a short talk on Kipling in Tappan hall. The n&rses of the University hospital will take a day's outing tomorrow near Geddes. Rav C. F. Weisser, of the Detrcifc high school, delivered a fine address in BethleHem church. The Cook house looks mnch lirger and better since it has received its new coat of white paint. It is said that Fred Huntoon has expressed hls wish to go to the Philippmes with Capt. Granger. The University hospital will soon have new baths, shower baths and other alteratious are to be made. ■ A njau from N. Dakota, snfferiag from appendicitis came all the way frona N. Dakota to be operated ou at the Uuivetsity hospital. Mrs. Kezia W. Terbune, of 406 N. State st. , died last nignt at the age of 76 years, 11 months aad 12 days. The funeral will takü place tomorrow at 3 p. ru. from the house. Yesterday a tumor, the size oí a man 's head was removed from the back of a patients head. The operation was preformed by Dr. Dariing. One was also removed from the jaw of another patiënt. Miss Grace George, the eldest daughter of Austin George, superintendent oi public schools, at Ypsilanti, has been elected to the chair of Latin aud Germau in Olivet college. Miss George is at present studying iu Europe. If Oongressman Sinith keeps on someone will have to apply to a probate court to hae a guardián appointed over him. Orator Helber shows a letter from the congressman comrnending his literary productions. Tne horse stolen last Thursday near Chelsea was captared in Saline yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Kelsey. Geo. Rose, a well digger.brought him toere and sold hita toan itinerant upholsterer for $8, receiving $2 down. Officers are in hot pursuit of the thief. There is one man in Jackson that would shave tüe edge from a flint. He sold his house, and after a lot of dickering he agreed to ieave the carpets on the floor. He left them all right but when the pnrchaser moved in, he foand that the mean man had removed the lining ana the tacks. A deed was presented today at the register of deeds office for recordiug, which was drawn by a Saline justice. The peculiar feature about it was the signatures to the deed. Evidently the hnsband and wife were unable to write their ñames, so they made their niarks. After the firsfc mark was written "his mark;" after the second mark was written, "her mark." The names were absent and it was nowhere told who made his mark or who made her mark. Thomas Hessions, who had an examination before Justice Duffy today on the charge of assault opon Charles Krueger, waa bound over to the October term of the circuit court. Bail was fixed at $300, which he has not yet obtaind, although he hopes to do so. The ouly witnesses examiued were Marshal Gerstner and Deputy Sheriff Fred Gillen. The former testified to the ■wounds and conciition of Krueger and the latter to Hessions' admissions tha he was the man who had hit him. From Wednesday's Daily Argus. There are now four house surgeons in the University hospital instead of two as formerly. At the cake walk given at the Clifton house, at Whitmore Lake last evening, E. V. Hangsterfer received the first prize. A good job of gutter paving has been done on Broadway from the corner by Mail Carrier Ware's house to tne top of the hill. August Fitt'ier, of Willow, aud Miss May L. Drusee, of Willis, were married in Willis yesterclay by Rev. Henry R. Marsh. Chas. King has purchased Pred Laiub's üouse iu Ypsilauti and tha latter will in a few weeks move bis faruily to this city The decree for divorce iu the csae of James A. Hammond vb, Alary E. Hammond on the groaiirl of desertion was filed in the circuit conrt today. The custody of the som Eugene is given to the in other until be is 14 years old. Capt. Granger, a Michigan man recently appointed to the new 30th regiment, will report in Detroit for a reoruiting assignment. Capt. Newton says he will probably open an office in Ottawa county. The Detroit Lady Maccabees will establish a bed in sonw hospital in Detroit or Anu Arbor for the exclusive use of L. O. T. M. members who may be sick or injured. The executive committee met at Hotel Cadillac yesterday and decided on this step. A boy baby has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stearns, of Adrián. The father is a gradúate of the literary department and the grandfather of the law. The son may gradúate from the medical. Willard Htearns, the Press sditor, is now "Grandfather Stearns." Mrs. Ebza Burd, wife of David Burd, of Northfield died at 2 o'clock this afternoon of nervous prostration jged about 60 years. Her husband nd four children survive her: George md Charles, of Northfleld, Mrs. Carrie Brokaw, of Salem, and Thomas, of roledo. Dr. Starr K. Church, '89 med., of Marshall, was in the city today. Tomorrow evening his marnage to one of Ypsilanti's most estimable young ladies is to take place. His many friends wili offer their best congratnlations to the doctor. He has a beautiful home in Marshall ready to receive his bride. A. O. Schumacher is making the rounds of the stores today getting promises from the raerohants to make displays of goorls af, the fair this fall. The object is au pxc-ellent one and the only vvain w.'ich the merchants can expect to keep the Detroit merchants from making displays is to make good ones themselves. The work of grading the Detroit, Plymouth & Norhville electric railway between Northville and Plymouth is going on very fast. Track laying in Northville has been stopped until the dispute with the Flint & Pere Marquette railway, over a certain piece of giouud is settled. The road will be completed by Sept. 1. From Thursday's Daily Argus. The nnabated confiuence man is stiil an amiable mute. George'R. Kelly has been appointed thitd substitnte mail carrier. The Arm Arbor section gang, under Boss James Sherk, have put in a steel frog at the W. Hurón st. crossing. The merchants of Ann Arbor will excell past efforts in tbeir display of goods at the coming Washtenaw county fair. Work on building a new prison wall at Jacjcson has coinmenced. The old vvall, whicli is uow unsaíe has stood for 56 years. J. K. Durand, of Jackson, is in the city looking over the Sanitary Milk Co. 's plant. He expacts to establish one in Jackson. The ladies of the Germán M. E. cburjli will give an ice cream social this evening on the lawn at the church corner W. Jefferson and Fourth st. The board of pnbhc works last evening accepted the 300 bond and the contract with Oscar Sorg for painting Firemen's hall. Mr. Sorg will get 400 for the job. Dr. Samuel S. Mummery, of Standish and friend, are expectsd to be in Ann Arbor Aug 1, to attend the Clever Shannon wedding. Dr. Mummery is to act as best man. Ward Morton, of Chelsea, shot his big toe off the first of the week while shootiug with a pistol at a target. It was a hair trigger pistol and went off while the mark was being made ready. Elias Jacobs, a prominent irnit dealer of Dundee, was severely iujured while aiighting from a street car in Toledo, and novv lies in an unconscious conditiou in a hospital in tbat city. We wonder and are not alone in our wouderment if ex-Gov. Rich had "unabated confideuce" in Washtnaw's celebrted orator with a large circulation after his three hour"s interview with him. While working a job pross, George S. Davis,, an employé in the Standard office in Chelsea, got the first two fiugers of his left hand canght in it. Tüey were so badly crnshed that they had to be amputated. The circuit conrfc in Detroit has decided that the Citizens street railway company cannot haul freight in Detroit. This is a bad blow to the freight business being built up on thesuburban electric Iines. Ex-Liemenant Governor John Strong. of Monroe. found two burglars in his store at South Rockwood,covered them with a i-ifle and kept them there until officers arrived. Mr. Strong always had his nerve with himi Ex-Couuty Treasurer Matthew Gensely, of Lodi, was in the city yesterday. He says the general crops ontside of wbeat are looking very well. The apple erop will be as large as last year. The quality of the apples will be very good. The funeral services of Mrs. Mary L. Burd, of Norhtfield, will be held at the Lelaud church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Burlmgame. She married D. C. Burd her surviving husband, March 5, 186ü. Louis Sheeliey, who works f ar Edward Humel, in Lodi, was kicked ia the stomach this moraiug by a horse. Sheehey went up behind the horse wtaioh was iu the field and patten it on the hip, when the horse kicked him. Theextent of his lujuries cnnnot be yet stated. Hou. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilauti, and L. Whitney Watkins, of Maticbester, members of the state board of agricolture, are taking a junket with the other members to Mackinac Island and i the upper península wbere they will lócate an agncnltaral experiment station. A tramp called on John Burg yesterday. He bad been trarnping since '76. He was 61 years oíd. Occasionally he sold pcncils to get "aeombination. '" A combinatiou consisted of 10 cents worfcb of steak, a Ibaf cf bread, 5 cents worth of coffee and 5 cents worth of sagar. Then he was happy. Dr. Starr King Church, of Marshall, and Miss Cora Belle Allen, of Ypsilanti.were married at the home of the bride's parents in Ypsilanti Jast evening. Both are popular in society circles in Marshall and Ypsilanti. Miss Allen recently resigued her position as teacher n the public Fchools in Marshall. They will reside iti Marshall ■where the groom has erected a handsome new residence. The two telephone and two telegraph corapanibs iu YpsiJanti are making preparations to remove their polea from Oongress st. as ordered by the common council, thát the stredt may be paved. They made no demur to the conneil's order, but have delayed so long that it is doubtful if they can finish the work by Aug. 7, wheu the paving will be begnn. The members of the streets ana walks committee from the council are indignant at tho delay, and say that if the poles are not down on time they wilj have them cut down.