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The work of repairing the court house roof still goes on.

William Robison, with John Fischer, is the father of a 12-pound boy.

Dr. Wenley will tomorrow night give a short talk on Kipling in Tappan hall.

The nurses of the University hospital will take a day's outing tomorrow near Geddes.

Rav C. F. Weisser, of the Detroit high school, delivered a fine address in Bethlehem church.

The Cook house looks much larger and better since it has received its new coat of white paint.

It is said that Fred Huntoon has expressed his wish to go to the Philippines with Capt. Granger.

The University hospital will soon have new baths, shower baths and other alterations are to be made.

A man from N. Dakota, suffering from appendicitis came all the way from N. Dakota to be operated on at the University hospital.

Mrs. Kezia W. Terbune, of 406 N. State st., died last night at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 12 days. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 3 p.m. from the house.

Yesterday a tumor, the size of a man's head was removed from the back of a patients head. The operation was preformed by Dr. Darling. One was also removed from the jaw of another patient.

Miss Grace George, the eldest daughter of Austin George, superintendent of public schools, at Ypsilanti, has been elected to the chair of Latin and German in Olivet college. Miss George is at present studying in Europe.

If Congressman Smith keeps on someone will have to apply to a probate court to have a guardian appointed over him. Orator Helber shows a letter from the congressman commending his literary productions.

The horse stolen last Thursday near Chelsea was captured 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 the edge from a flint. He sold his house, and after a lot of dickering he agreed to leave the carpets on the floor. He left them all right but when the purchaser moved in, he found that the mean man had removed the lining and the tacks.

A deed was presented today at the register of deeds office for recording, which was drawn by a Saline justice. The peculiar feature about it was the signatures to the deed. Evidently the husband and wife were unable to write their names, so they made their marks. After the first 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 upon Charles Krueger, was bound over to the October term of the circuit court. Bail was fixed at $300, which he has not yet obtained, although he hopes to do so. The only witnesses examined were Marshal Gerstner and Deputy Sheriff Fred Gillen. The former testified to the wounds and condition of Krueger and the latter to Hessions' admissions tha [sic] 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 the top of the hill.

August Fittler, of Willow, and Miss May L. Drusee, of Willis, were married in Willis yesterday by Rev. Henry R. Marsh.

Chas. King has purchased Fred Lamb's house in Ypsilanti and the latter will in a few weeks move his family to this city.

The decree for divorce in the case of James A. Hammond and Mary E. Hammond on the ground of desertion was filed in the circuit court today. The custody of the son Eugene is given to the mother until he is 14 years old.

Capt. Granger, a Michigan man recently appointed to the new 30th regiment, will report in Detroit for a recruiting assignment. Capt. Newton says he will probably open an office in Ottawa county.

The Detroit Lady Maccabees will establish a bed in some hospital in Detroit or Ann 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 Adrian. The father is a graduate of the literary department and the grandfather of the law. The son may graduate from the medical. Willard Htearns, the Press editor, is now "Grandfather Stearns."

Mrs. Eliza Burd, wife of David Burd, of Northfield died at 2 o'clock this afternoon of nervous prostration aged about 60 years. Her husband and four children survive her: George and Charles, of Northfleld, Mrs. Carrie Brokaw, of Salem, and Thomas, of Toledo.

Dr. Starr K. Church, '89 med., of Marshall, was in the city today. Tomorrow evening his marriage to one of Ypsilanti's most estimable young ladies is to take place. His many friends will offer their best congratulations 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 merchants to make displays of goods at the fair this fall. The object is an excellent one and the only way in which 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 & Northville 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 ground is settled. The road will be completed by Sept. 1.

From Thursday's Daily Argus.

The unabated confidence man is still an amiable mute.

George'R. Kelly has been appointed third substitute mail carrier.

The Ann Arbor section gang, under Boss James Sherk, have put in a steel frog at the W. Huron st. crossing.

The merchants of Ann Arbor will excell past efforts in their display of goods at the coming Washtenaw county fair.

Work on building a new prison wall at Jackson has commenced. The old wall, which is now unsafe, has stood for 56 years.

J. K. Durand, of Jackson, is in the city looking over the Sanitary Milk Co. 's plant. He expects to establish one in Jackson.

The ladies of the German M. E. church will give an ice cream social this evening on the lawn at the church corner W. Jefferson and Fourth st. T

he board of public 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 expected 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 shooting 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 fruit dealer of Dundee, was severely injured while alighting from a street car in Toledo, and now lies in an unconscious condition in a hospital in that city.

We wonder and are not alone in our wonderment if ex-Gov. Rich had "unabated confidence" in Washtnaw's celebrated orator with a large circulation after his three hour's interview with him.

While working a job press, George S. Davis, an employee in the Standard office in Chelsea, got the first two fingers of his left hand caught in it. They were so badly crushed that they had to be amputated.

The circuit court 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 the suburban electric Iines.

Ex-Lieutenant Governor John Strong. of Monroe found two burglars in his store at South Rockwood, covered them with a rifle and kept them there until officers arrived. Mr. Strong always had his nerve with him.

Ex-County Treasurer Matthew Gensely, of Lodi, was in the city yesterday. He says the general crops outside of wheat are looking very well. The apple crop 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 Leland church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Burlingame. She married D. C. Burd her surviving husband, March 5, 1862.

Louis Sheeliey, who works for Edward Humel, in Lodi, was kicked in the stomach this morning by a horse. Sheehey went up behind the horse which was in the field and patted it on the hip, when the horse kicked him. The extent of his injuries cannot be yet stated.

Hon. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilanti, and L. Whitney Watkins, of Manchester, members of the state board of agriculture, are taking a junket with the other members to Mackinac Island and the upper peninsula where they will locate an agricultural experiment station.

A tramp called on John Burg yesterday. He bad been tramping since '76. He was 61 years old. Occasionally he sold pencils to get "a combination.'" A combination consisted of 10 cents worth of steak, a loaf of bread, 5 cents worth of coffee and 5 cents worth of sugar. 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 last evening. Both are popular in society circles in Marshall and Ypsilanti. Miss Allen recently resigned her position as teacher in the public schools in Marshall. They will reside in Marshall where the groom has erected a handsome new residence.

The two telephone and two telegraph companies in Ypsilanti are making preparations to remove their poles from Congress st. as ordered by the common council, that the street may be paved. They made no demur to the council's order, but have delayed so long that it is doubtful if they can finish the work by Aug. 7, when the paving will be begin. The members of the streets and walks committee from the council are indignant at the delay, and say that if the poles are not down on time they will have them cut down.