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Parent Issue
Day
13
Month
October
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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From Tuesday's Daily Argus.

Jacob Luick, of Lima, is reported to have broken his collar bone Saturday evening while returning from a visit to his daughter at Jerusalem.

The funeral services of Charles Hinz, jr., will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his father's residence on Brown street and at 2:30 in Zion's Lutheran church.

Frank Ayer, of the wholesale oyster firm of Sterling & Ayer, on Friday last dropped a $10 bill in front of Lamb & Spencer's grocery on State street. In an instant it was gone and he has not heard of it since.

Work on the Huron street storm sewer has been started. Mayor Luick was inclined to veto it, but contractor Schneider stated that he was willing to wait six months for his pay and this will put the pavement over until spring.

Oscar Wheeler, of the Goodyear Drug Co., is deservedly earning the title of being a Nimrod. He has just returned from a little hunting tour of a few hours with 15 fox squirrels and two coons. "And it was a bad day for hunting too."

Johnathan Sprague, left yesterday for Lansing to attend the Grand Encampment of the J. O. O. F. of Michigan. The first time Mr. Sprague attended a Grand Encampment was in '49. He has attended every annual encampment since, so that this one makes his fiftieth.

Eighteen friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Seabolt assembled at their home last evening to congratulate them on the fifth anniversary of their marriage. The evening was spent in pedro playing. This morning the guests of last evening sent them a handsome mahogany chair.

Eugene Baldwin, has written to Attorney Nina P. King, that he has arrived safely at his home in Norrell, Mississippi after quite an adventure, yellow fever had assumed a malignant type in Jacksonville and he had to get his trunk off the train drive across the country 18 miles to escape the quarantine.

Dr. J. A. C. Hildner, is to teach the class in Conversational German in the Y. M. C. A. night school this winter. About 20 names have already been handed in for this course. Additional applicants will be placed on the waiting list and will be admitted if any of the others drop out.

Prof. Louis F. Jocelyn, chairman of the committee on buildings and grounds of the Ann Arbor Golf Club, reports that the grounds are now ready for use. The club now has a membership of 125. A meeting of the members has been called for Friday evening at 8 o'clock, in Frieze memorial hall, at the University School of Music. All the members are urged to be present.

The funeral services of Miss Lottie Greenman daughter of Isaac Greenman of the northside held at her late home Sunday were well attended. They were held at her late residence, No. 1526 Broadway, Rev. W. M. Forest pastor of Disciples church officiated. Appropriate music was rendered by a quartet composed of Walter Taylor and wife, Ellen Gates and Robert Hopkins. The remains were entered on Fairview cemetery.

One of the leading tenors of the country at the present time is Harold Jarvis of Detroit. The intense earnestness which he throws into his singing fills the audience with enthusiasm. His voice is rich, clear, has a wonderful range and is under his perfect control. The press throughout the state speaks of him in very flattering terms. Ann Arbor music lovers will be gratified to know that Mr. Jarvis will appear in this city two week from tonight on the Y. M. C. A. star course.

George H. Rhodes, ex-alderman of the fifth, is suffering from an attack of the hooping cough. This is his second attack he having had it in his youth.

From Wednesday's Daily Argus.

T. A. Reader had the misfortune to have his horse die on his hands yesterday while taking a load to Ypsilanti.

Rev. J. Mills Gelston preached the sermon Monday evening at the meeting of the Presbyterian Synod in Saginaw.

The young ladies of the Northside have postponed their entertainment until next Monday night, Oct. 16, and it will be for the purpose of raising money to purchase a chapel organ.

The rails for the new electric railway company from Kalamazoo to Battle Creek have been laid two-thirds of the way, and have reached Augusta. Cars will be running over the entire line before winter.

Samuel G. Haskell, son of Frank D. Haskell, formerly of this city, died in Kalamazoo Monday, aged 13. He was a grandson of the late Dr. Haskell, a pastor of the Baptist church. He was a handsome boy and a great favorite with his companions.

Officer O'Mara passed the office of W. W. Whedon in time last night to prevent what might have been quite a fire. The tip of the gas jet had fallen off and the flame reached the ceiling. The whole upstairs of the building was filled with smoke, and the lock was broken in order to gain entrance.

The Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat is itself doing a little business in the trust line. It has bought the Ypsilanti Sentinel of M. T. Woodruff and will continue it in Ypsilanti. But if they make of it as good a paper as the A-D there will be no kick registered because of the monopolistic feature, besides Woodruff has earned retirement.

Jackson Saturday Evening Star.

The Hausfreund-Post came out today with a new head, and also as the first issue of the paper by the Hausfreund-Post Publishing Companya stock company recently incorporated. The company is officered as follows: Fred. H. Belser, president; Nathaniel Stanger, vice-president; Theophilus Stanger, secretary and treasurer. The capital stock of the company is $5,000, and the three officers are the only stockholders, Theophilus Stanger having 270 shares, F. H. Belser 70, and N. Stanger 10. Mr. Theophilus Stanger remains the editor and manager of the paper. The paper has been greatly improved and enlarged, and is now a ten-page paper. The new head is an allegorical one, representing industry, science, literature and humor, and the design is to make the Hausfreund-Post the representative German paper of the state.

From Thursday's Daily Argus.

The next county teachers' examination will be held in Ypsilanti at the Cleary Business College on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20.

Rev. Florence Kollock Crooker will preach at the Unitarian church next Sunday evening. Her subject will be, "Discovering One's Self. "

Mrs. Luther D. Beecher, of 523 Hill st. , died this morning of paralysis. She had been ill at her son's house for some time and passed away at the age of 75 years. The remains will be shipped to Onsted, Mich.

Prof. L. P. Jocelyn, who is to teach the class in arithmetic in the Y. M. C. A. night school, promises to give full credit to those who pass the work in case they should wish to enter the high school later. About 25 men have already enrolled for this class. The lessons begin next Monday night at 7 o'clock.

At the clinic of Dr. James N. Martin, professor of obstetrics and diseases of women, held Wednesday at the University hospital, five interesting cases were operated upon. The most difficult case was the removal of a 50-pound strangulated ovarian tumor. Such cases are comparatively rare. In this case it had been turned two and a half time, and would have been fatal if not quickly removed. The patient is doing well and the prospects for her recovery are favorable.

Rev. W. W. Wetmore, of W. Huron st. returned last evening from Cadillac, where he officiated at the marriage of his son, Fred C. Wetmore, and Miss Cora M. Valentine. Miss Valentine is a most estimable young lady, who has a large circle of friends. Mr. Wetmore is a rising attorney, a graduate of the law department of the university. He is grand master of the A. O. U. W. in the state. The many friends of Mr. Wetmore and bride wish them the choicest blessings through life.

Mrs. Lucy S. Orcutt died at her home just east of this city, Oct. 6, 1899. The funeral was held at the house at 2:30 p.m. on Monday last, Rev. Joseph H. Crooker, of the Unitarian church, conducting the service. Mrs. Orcutt's maiden name was Lucy Ann Steary. She was born in West Stockbridge, Mass., Sept. 16, 1831. She married George W. Orcutt in Troy, N. Y., in 1850. They came to Michigan in 1853. Mr. Orcutt died Aug. 13, 1892. Mrs. Orcutt was an estimable woman, much respected by her many friends. Three children survive her: Mrs. George Glazier, of Ann Arbor town ; Mrs. George A. Brown, who resides at Normal, Ill., and Miss Georgina Orcutt, who lives in the old home. Miss Orcutt gratefully remembers the friends who assisted her during the illness of her mother and who also sent floral offerings at the funeral.