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Jesse H. Harta has solcl 359 contracts in tlie Tontine Surety Co. , of Detroit, in Aim Arbor siuce Mareh 1. So there will be 359 diamonds in tlie city in abotit a year. The jury in the case of the claim of Charles Duim for $2,500 against the estáte of Isaac Duim awarcled the claimant $500. And now the estáte threatens to appeal to the supreme court. Rev. G. E. Morehouse, of the Webster Congregational church,has accepted a cali to Ironton, and preaches his farewell sennon Sunday. Mr. Morehouse was highly esteemedby his congregation. Mary Tubbs, who was a plaintiff in a snit against Haniiah Higgins, oí Dexter, but against whom the jury fouud a verdict for $25 on a counter claim, will appeal the case to the supreme court. Charles Brehm, a young man who came here to work, is in jail charged with using obscene language to Maud Goss, who happened to show him to his room iu the lodging rooms on E. Huron st. His examination is set for next Tuesday. ¦JMarshal Gerstner says that the ordinance concerning buming leaves in the afternoon and evening will be enforced and arrests made for any infractions of the law which does not allow them to be burned except in the morning. Yesterday he snuffed out 25 bon-fires. There will be a grand opera in Detroit week af ter next. The prices are as follows : Lower floor, 5 ; balcony, '$2, $3 and $4; gallery, $1.50. An order for tickets will be sent from the School of Music, and those who wish to be included in this must hand in their orders before 9 O tomorrow morning. The American Insurance Union has organized, with the f ollowing officers : President, Frank Stivers; vice president, John A. Tice; secretary, Leo Gruner; collector, D. Oranson; treasurer, Ed. Hiscock; past president, W. W. Wedemeyer; marshal, Frank Byan; inner guard, Frank Tice ; trustees, Chas. Pardon, Sid. W. Millard, Ep. Matteson. ¦ The monthly meeting of the Bethlehem society, held in the Bethlehem church parlors last eveniug, was well attended. It was led by Miss Charlotte Hutzel. Solos and duets were sang by the Misses Amanda Stein, Zalina Teufel, Haimah Rehfuss and Miss Crego. Twenty-six little girls recited a verse for each letter of the alphabet and sang thereto. The evening was nmch enjoyed. From a letter received in Ann Arbor, it is learned that Emma, the wif e of Edward Crouch, dicd Oct. 3d in England. Her maidenname was Feeley. She leaves a brother who resides in Detroit. Mr. Crouch is a printer, and formerly worked for S. W. Millard. He has many friends in the city who will sympathize with him in his great bereavement. The case of Warren H. Woodbury, the Detroit attorney who wants $20,000 from William N. McPherson, a traveling man, for alienation of his wif e 's affections, and which is on the calendar of the Washtenaw circuit, will not be tried this term. Mr. Woodbury is ordered to give security for costs within 30 days, or his' case will be thrown out of court. When St. Thomas' new church will be dedicated, Nov. 26, Archbishop Ireland will preach in the morniug and. Rt. Rev. Mgr. Conaty, of the Catholic i University, Washington, in the 1 ing. A"mong those who have acceptcd invitations to be present are Bishop Naes, of Covington, Ky. , and Chaplaiu Fr. Reauey, of the Olympia. Fr. Reauey is an old friend of Fr. Kelly. Last evening Miss Katherine Koch, of Superior, and Eugene Zenton, of this city, were married at their future home, No. 820 Brook st. Rev. A. L. Nicklas, of Zion's Lutheran church, offleiated. John Koch and Miss Emma Koch stood up with the couple. The coremony was solemnized in the preseuce of a number of invited guests. Thev sat down to a sumptuous ding supper. Their friends extend their congratulations. William .Bohnet, mayor oí Kiug Fisher, Oklahorna,has been in the city greetiug old friends. He formeiiy was a member of the flnn of Albreoht & Bohnet, bakers, of Beakes st. He was a prominent member of the old Wallhalla Gesang Verein, of which Prof. J. Fred Schaeberle was conductor. The old members were invited to the American house last evening, and they held a pleasant re-union. Mr. Bohuet owns a large farm, store and abstract office where he is now located. From Saturday's Daily Argus. James Stone is here to attend the funeral of the late Charles M. Jones. A baby boy was bom at the home of J. A. Sanford, the express man,yesterday. The social at Trinity Lutheran church last evening was largely attended and netted the ladies over $30. Frank Kennedy, a barber in Charles Petrie's shop, is the proud father of j a 12-pound boy that arrived early this morning. Mrs. A. H. Watson, widow of the famous astronomer, Prof. James C. Watson, has removed to this city from Dexter. A petition has been filed for the administration of the estáte of the late Prof. Hench. He left no will. The estáte amounts to about $1,200. Aun Arbor has a vinegar company. Sour opinión that prosperity will créate a great demand for their goods, which are snpposed to always be seasonable. - Adrián Press. The Young Ladies' Society of the Bethlehom church last evening gave Mr. and Mrs. Williani Siegfried, of W. Washington st., a delightful surprise party. Mrs. Siegfried was a former inember of the society. Mrs. John Schneider, Jr,. has received a large and handsomely haiid engraved silver tray from the Koppitz Melchers Brewing Co. , of Detroit. It was a birthday present commemorating her 4Oth birthday anniversary. At the business men'sdass next Sunday, Oct 15th, immediately after the morning service, Prof. J H. Brewster wlll discuss the questiou "ís fidelity to Ohristian principie consistent with the successful practice of the law?" About 230 people attended the C. E. social given in the Presbytei-ian clmrch parlors last evening. It was the largest social held in some time in the church. The music was furnished by the O. E. orchestra. The rooms were nicely decorated with leaves and branches and jack-lanterns. Last night the members of the University Y. M. C. A. gave a stag social at their rooms on State st. A large crowd was in attendance, all of whom reportj having had a most excellent time. The program for the evening consisted of visiting, the singing of college songs, a mock museum, which furnished a goodly share of the fun, and last but not least was the bowling alley, which proved to be the drawing card of the evening. The Grand Commander of Kansas has conferred the great honor on the Ann Arbor Comamndery by filling out ! the vacancies in the Kansas Commandery, by designating as acting officers, Past Eminent Commander Chari les E.Hiscock, Graivl Junior Warder; Past Eminent Commander Louis C. Goodrich, Grand Sword Bearer ; Past Eminent Commander John R. Miner, Grand Standard Bearer; Past Eminent Commander Arthur C. Nichols, I Grand Warder. The little country of Japan has attracted a great deal of attention of late years by her wonderful activity in adopting western ideas and civiiza tion. Yet 'few people know much concerning Japanese life, customs, or I religión. . There is in the University ¦ of Michigan this year a native Japan' ese, Miss Tomo Inouye, a daughter of ' one of the Japanese noblemen, who will speak at the Church of Christ Sunday evening npon her native land. Miss Inouye is studying medicine, j that she may return to her own country as a medical missionary. Says the Pontiac Post: "It is now several moons since we heard from the Hou. William Walter Wedemeyer, o Washtenaw, the boy orator of the Hu ron. When last seen he had just re tired from a fight with the octopus 'Weedy' is too good a man to retir from prominence, and if the cour plea&e, we ask that the youngster b dressed in pants and a silk necktie All hail the Hou. William Walter an his boom, now in temporary seclusion but ready to show themselves when ever occasion presents itself and th masses set up a cry f or aid. ' ' Noticing a well loaded hickory tre near the road, Homer Townsend, o Clielsea, reasoned within himself tha it would be just "nuts" to visit tha tree. He returned laden with deligh and nuts ; but when he attempted to step into his carriage, the brute of a beast in whom he put his trust sprang forward, threw Homer out anc broke his arm. This incident stil leaves it an open question whethe plain, corn-cob pipe honesty will o 1 will not, in the long run,harvest more I of the nuts of joy and contentment than to rety on some other means anc the uncortain whoa, will-you! quali ties of a skittish old rhinoceros. - Ad rian Press. From Monday's Dailv Argus. The Ann Arbor Manufacturing Co. has increased its capital stock to 10.000. About 150 people from Ann Arbor, Manchester and Freedom assembled at the home of Mrs. Catherine Braun in Freedom to celébrate her 63d birthday anniversary. Letters of administration were issned today to Mary Ü. Bennett,who is the sole heir of Lawrence Olsaver, of Webster, and from whom she gets about $20,000. By the death of Hugh MoColl in Webater his son Robert McColl comes into possession of three-sixteenths of 160 acres of land. The matter is in the probate court. Gen. Shafter, who commanded at Santiago, retires froni the regular anny today, having completed his term of service. He was made a lieutenant-colonel in the regular army in 18(56. The electrio railway company bas completed its first survey betweén Jackson and Battle Creek and the surveyors are now engaged in going over the route the second time making the grade and putting in the grade stakes. j The distance between the two points by the route selected is just 45 miles and 87 feet. The road will go through about four miles of Albion's streets. - Albion Mirror. The last Sunday excursión for the season was given by the Anu Arbor roart yesterday. It was well patronized 48 tickets being sold at Ann Arbor. The next, positively last excursión of the season, if the weather continuos so fine, may be given in two weeks. Director Stanley, of the University School of Music, feels very much encouraged at the interest taken in the faculty concerts this year. It is greater than ever before, and extends to the stockholders of the building association. There were 285 season tickets (including students' tickets) disposed of on Thursday evening. There are still a few left which can be had of Seoretary Colburn at the office of the University School of music. The series of monthly conoerts arranged by Director Stanley of the University School of Music for the ohildren will prove not only a great pleasure for them, but will help to fórm their taste for good music. This is the object of the series of concerts, to give children music that will be within their comprehension and of such a class that their musical tastes will be developed. The flrst concert will be given Friday aftemoon at 4 :15 o'clock in Frieze Memorial hall. To this, all children and their friends are invited. It will be free. Sunday evening, Howard Webster, who lives on the Kent place, was driving to Adrián, the buggy containing, besides himself, a young lady from Chelsea and a gentleman from Cleveland. On N. Main st. , the horse became frightened at its shadow under an electric light and started to run. Finding he could not control the animal, he turned into the ditch in front of Euegne McOoimell's residence. The buggy was upset and its occupants thrown ot, the young lady falling between the wheels. She was carried into the house. She was badly cut behind one ear, and otherwise scratched and brusied. Dr. Stephenson dressed the wounds. She was afterwards taken to Mr. Wesbter's home. The other occupants of the buggy escaped unhurt. The horse was stopped ai ter a short