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From Tuesday's Daily Argus.


U. S. APPOINTEE—Clarence W. Noble, of this city, has been appointed clerk in the coast and geodetic survey at a salary of $720 a year.


AN AIDE-DE-CAMP—John W. Wise,' of Ypsilanti, has been appointed an aid-de-camp by Department Commander Pealer of the Michigan G. A. R.


JUDGMENT GIVEN— Circuit Court Commissioner W. H. Murray yesterday rendered a judgment of restitution in the case of Daniel Forbes vs. Samuel Taylor.


A $100 REWARD—The Washtenaw Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co. has offered a reward of $100 for the detection of the incendiary of the L. D. Alley barns in Dexter township.


THE COUNTRY CLUB—The Country Club house between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti has the frame up and is being enclosed. It will make a good looking building. The golf links are excellent.


SUNDAY TRAVELERS—The Ann Arbor road on Sunday sold at its office in this city 85 tickets for Toledo and 119 for the fish train. The excursion train had ten cars loaded down with people for Toledo.


THE CONTRACT LET—The contract for carrying the mails from the depots to the post office has been relet to Lew Miller, the present carrier, the new contracts being signed yesterday, There were nearly two dozen bidders.


EMANCIPATION DAY—Three carloads of colored people from Ypsilanti reached Detroit a little after 8 o'clock this morning on their way to Windsor to celebrate emancipation day and a number of cars which followed were loaded.


BIG OAT CROP—Lew Miller, the mail contractor, has been farming in York this summer. He was in the city yesterday afternoon and stated that his 25 acres of oats will yield 60 bushels to the acre. The yield in York will be very heavy.


BARN BUILDING—Christian Helber, the carpenter of W. Huron st., left this morning for Lodi, to finish up the barn of Charles Jahnke. On Saturday he finished the barn of Michael Kaercher. It was 40 by 70 feet with gamble roof and claimed to be the finest barn in Scio.


CHELSEA BURGLARS—Burglars broke into a number of places in Chelsea early Sunday morning. They broke into the blacksmith shop of Schumacher & Son, the carriage shop of Faist & Co., and the saloon of Fred Heller. At the saloon they rifled the money drawer and helped themselves to a quantity of whiskey and cigars.


TAKEN TO DEARBORN—A domestic named Emma Weller was taken from Ypsilanti to St. Joseph's retreat at Dearborn last evening. She was 18 years old and lived in Bridgewater, a strong, healthy looking girl who took two men to hold her. She was a raving maniac and talked and struggled incessantly. It was a pitable spectacle.


HE WAS UNHURT—A young man on the 5:15 electric car from this city to Detroit attempted to alight from the front of the car just before reaching Ypsilanti, while the car was in motion. He went whirling through the air alighting in the sand and rolling over. He was unhurt and brushing the sand from his clothes and recovering his hat he boarded the car again.


THE WEBSTER CHURCH—Rev. Dr. Warren, of Lansing, will occupy the pulpit at the Webster Congregational church on Sunday nest, Aug. 6, morning and evening. At the evening service Dr. Warren will speak about mission work in Michigan and will illustrate his remarks by stereopticon views. A cordial invitation to all, especially to those not in the habit of attending religious services.


SAILED THE SAME DAY—The old saying is that "great minds unite." It is a curious coincidence that; William Allaby, Steven Proctor and John Ross all sailed from England on the same day in May, 1845. They were not all on the same sailing ship, however. They have all become respected citizens of Ann Arbor. They are now advanced in age Mr. Allaby being 76. Mr. Proctor 75 and Mr. Ross 76.


A NEW RESIDENT—Abraham Ben Oliel has purchased the residence of Leroy L. Noble, 314 S. Fifth ave., and will move his family here that his children may have the educational advantages of the city. He is a Christianized Jew of world wide reputation as a scholar and lecturer. He came directly from Montreal, but is only recently from Jerusalem. He will continue his platform work. Mr. Noble removes to Evanston, III.


LOST HIS FROG—The horse of Ransom Rouse, of Pittsfield, injured himself in a peculiar manner. He was tied on the barn floor to the door post. While standing there and pawing his foot caught in a hook attached to a rope and pulley used in unloading hay. In his struggles to get free the horse broke the hook, which had been used all summer for unloading hay. Mr. Rouse removed the broken part of the hook from the horses foot. Dr. Dell, the veterinary surgeon who was called, removed the horse's frog. It is expected the horses will recover.




From Wednesday's Daily Argus.


Eli Moore, manager of the Ann Arbor Agricultural Co., left last evening for Chicago and Milwaukee.


Miss Christine H. Haller is visiting for a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Krause at Macatawa Beach.


CHOIR BOYS—Prof. R. Kempf, the choirmaster of St. Andrew's Episcopal church, goes to Whitmore Lake Saturday with the vested choir boys for a 10 days' outing. They will be quartered in Wiedenmann's grove.


STIPULATION FILE—In the Catherine M. Fillmore vs. the Great Camp of Maccabees et al. a stipulation was filed today that the amendment to the bill and to the answer be received without special order of the court.


LAID TO REST—Rev. J. Mills Gelston, of the First Presbyterian church, officiated yesterday afternoon at the funeral services of Theophilis Porter, of E. Washington st. The remains were interred in the family burial lot in Forest Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were Moses Seabolt, Carlos Hill, Charles H. Worden and William Allaby, Jr.


BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY—Last evening Miss Sophie Schmid, of 3. Main st., gave her niece Miss Alma Schmid, of Manchester, who is visiting her aunt, a delightful surprise, by inviting a few cousins and friends to spend the evening. It was in honor of Miss Schmid's birthday anniversary. The young people spent pleasant hours with music and social conversation.


COMING HOME—John Goetz, Sr., has received a letter from his son-in-law Prof. J. A. C. Hildner who has been studying two years at Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. He writes that he and the family would start for home Aug 1. They will visit relatives in Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, until Aug. 12, when they will go down the Rhine and sail from Antwerp Aug. 19.


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION—William Hanke, of River Raisin, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Bridgewater, yesterday celebrated his 78th birthday. He is enjoying good health. Surrounded by his family he spent a delightful day. Mr. Hanke has often taken a prominent part in local democratic politics. May he be long spared to his family.


OLD SOLDIER DIED—Robert Howlet, of No. 533 S. Main st., died last night aged 62 years. The funeral services will be held at his late residence tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock a. m. and the interment at Hamburg. The services will be in charge of the G. A. R. He was an old soldier having been a member of Co. E, 23d Michigan Infantry. He enlisted at Hamburg. Robert Howlett carne to Ann Arbor with his son-in-law from Williamston a year ago.


H. W. Everest, of Marion, Mass., who has been visiting his sister, Airs. Schoff, for the past three weeks, returned home last evening. Mr. Everest was a resident of this city from '68 to '71. He first left Ann Arbor in 1847, and after running a dry goods store in Dexter went to California in 1852 with the gold seekers. He is now a prosperous real estate agent selling seashore property and renting cottages on the seashore.


A RELIC— Dr. Belser today present ed Judge Newkirk for his collection of relies, a vase picked up by him near Amaro, Cuba, while with Co. A. It was found in a jungle among what appeared to be remnants of household articles evidently left by refuge Spaniards hiding from the Cubans. It bears the following stamp: "Fabrica Malaga Hose Rodriguez." Dr. Hale also added to the collection, a copper sheathed Spanish rifle cartridge.


SUCCEED DR. YEMANS—Dr. C. C. Yemans has resigned the position of medical director of the Ypsilanti sanitarium and has disposed of the stock he held in the company. He will be succeeded by Dr. Leo Breisacher, of Detroit, a specialist in diseases of the stomach. It is hinted that the break was caused by mutual incompatibility of temperament between the doctor and the officials of the company. Dr. Yemans is a former resident of Detroit, but will hereafter make his home in Ypsilanti.


IN PROBATE COURT—In the probate court yesterday Judge Newkirk admitted the will of Martin Wedemeyer, deceased, of Lima. Mrs. Aggie Wedemeyer the widow was appointed executrix. She is sole legatee. The estate is estimated at $1,200. The appraisers and commissioners appointed were John Wuster and Daniel Wackre. The will of Catherine Kuebler, of Ann Arbor, was filed for probate. The will was drawn and executed in '91 and she died in '98. Her recently deceased husband John Kuebler was made sole legatee. On the latter's estate Louise Winegar was appointed special admin.




From Thursday's Daily Argus.


Theophilus Schmid spent today with Manchester relatives.


Mrs. Ottmar Eberbach and daughter Elsa, left for St. Catherine, Ont., today. Mrs. Fred Barner, of Chicago, and daughter, have returned to their home after visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Bauers, of Emery.


Miss Sadie Hammel, of Ann Arbor, left this morning for a week's visit with her friend Miss Nellie Stevens at the Lake house Whitmore Lake.


Theophilus Schmid and family, of Chicago, are the guests of Mrs. Schmid's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hutzel, of Pittsfield.


Miss Charlotte Hutzel, of W. Washington st., spent today at the Lake house at Whitmore Lake, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William Webber, of Detroit.


ROOF ON—The Country Club house on the electric line has its roof on. The golf links are there and the members are investing in the various implements of golf warfare.


The Misses Emma Schmid, of S. Fifth ave., and her cousin, Marie Kirchhofer, of Manchester, are expected home this evening from Bay View where they attended the assembly.


Louis Yeager, a capitalist of Lima, was in the city yesterday greeting friends. Mr. Yeager is still enjoying single blessedness. From his appearance the world is evidently using him well.


DAYS OF GRACE—After Aug. 15 delinquent city taxpayers will have five per cent added to their taxes. It they wish to save this they had better call at once on City Treasurer Luick and pay up.


DEATH OF MRS. HATCH—Mrs. Adaline Hatch. relict of the late William Hatch, died yesterday at her home, No. 333 E. William st., aged 80 years, 7 months and 12 days. The funeral services will be held tomorrow.


TWO DAILYS—Ypsilanti is going to have a good time if it is true that there will be another daily started there. We will probably have an opportunity to see the Daily Sentinel and the Evening Commercial eat each other up.


LIVELY RUNAWAY—A horse attached to a laundry wagon ran away on Washtenaw ave. last evening. At the corner of N. and E. University aves., the wagon struck the curb and a tree and was tipped over and the dash board broken. No one was injured.


ENJOYED IT MUCH—Mrs. Sophie Hutzel. of W. Washington st. , yesterday evening entertained at tea, in honor of her grandnieces, the Misses Alma and Louise Schmid, of Manchester, a number of granddaughters and grandnieces. The young ladies enjoyed the evening and had a good time.


WILL TEACH—Miss Lettie Carrol, niece of Kev. Louis P. Goldrick, of Northfield, has accepted a position to teach the coming winter in Toledo. She expects to leave in September. The friends she has made in Northfield will regret to see her leave


TOOK THE FURNITURE—Adolph G. Christman has filed his answer to the divorce suit of his wife Millie Christman. He charges that when she left him in January she took all but $40 worth of the furniture. He don't want to pay alimony as he only makes $7 a week and says she has $1,500 worth of land.


HAS RECOVERED—Tim Fohey, of Northfield, was in the city today. A week ago when he went home from the city his horses overturned the wagon and Mr. Fohey was caught between the wagon box and the fence. He was rescued from his perilous position by passing neighbor. He received no serious injuries from the accident.


WERE MARRIED—Walter Lowe. of Tipton, Mich , and Miss Teressa Von Pfaff, of Northfield, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock in St. Patrick's church, Northfield, Rev. Louis P. Goldrick officiating. Miss Ellen McCabe, of Ann Arbor, acted as bridesmaid and James Mason as best man. Mr and Mrs. Lowe left on the morning train south on the Ann Arbor road for Cleveland where they will spend their honeymoon.


A BIG PICNIC—The Sunday school of Zion Lutheran church is enjoying its regular annual picnic today. This afternoon Sunday School Superintendent Frederick Schmid, marshaled his force 320 strong and marched to Relief Park, where the exercises are being held. There were many of the parents of the children in line also. The children made a fine appearance as they marched through the streets. Each and every one was as happy, probably, as he or she, ever will be. It was pictured on every face. The exercises at the park consist of speaking by the pastor. Rev. Nicklas and others, exercises by the children and music. There is no question but that the Sunday school will have a good time.