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Denny Donahue, the hero of Aquadores, will give a chalk talk at the armory tomorrow, Wednesday night. Good music, too. The board of supervisors have decided that the different accounts under the Suekey administration be cancelled and the books balancee!. Maj. Soule, treasiu-er of the university, has added to his armory a rusty short sword and a rapid-firing gun cartridge, whioh were brought from Manila by Prof. Dean Worcester. Deputy Register of Deeds Creech has commenced to make a list of all discharged mortgages since 1885. The list will be used by the state tax commission. . Hereafter the county superintendents of the poor will not be allowed to issue more than six orders for temporary relief in any one day unless it is on the poor house. Fire broke out in the upper story of the house of Morris D. Larned, 522 N. Division st., last night. The blaze seemed to come from a couch in a students' room. The fire department reached the scene in time so that only auuut $vo aamage was clone. At the meeting of the Ami Arbor Arbeiter Unterstuetzungs Verein last evening,the committee on the celebration of the 33d anniversary of the society to be held Thursday evening, Noy. 2, reported. George Lutz, the president of the society, will deliver the opening address. This will be followed by a concert, the evening to be concluded by a social dance. The children's concert to be given Friday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock in Frieze Memorial hall, should not be forgotten. Itiilbe lighter music of a high grade, suitable for the comprehension of the little ones (also bigger ones) and the children aud their friends are invited. It will be a most delightful innovation and máy prove the turning point for many future prima donnas.. Entrance free. The funeral services of Gottlieb Frederick Gwinner, held Sunday afternoon at the rooms ' of Funeral Director Martin, were largely attended by his many old friends. The Arbeiter Verein attended in a body. The pall bearers, members of the society, were Fred Steeb, Michael Gauss, George Visel, William Feldhaeiiser, Julius Liiidenmami and Fred Heusel. Rev. A. L.. Nicklas, of Zion's Lutheran chucrh, officiated. The remains were interred in the family burial lot in Forest Hill cemetery. The Saginaw News has a long article on J. Philip Beck's carriage manufacturing business. Mr. Beek is a son of Jonas Beek, of No. 430 S. Third st. He learned his trade with Fred Wuster, of Wuster & Kirn. The News says he conamenced his business in Saginaw '18 years ago. Commencing in a small way lus busmess has increased until he now has just completed a new building 50x28 feet, two stories high, with a total floor area of 25,000 feet. "Mr. Beck's remarkable success in Saginaw is due to his fair dealings and the high grade work he turns out. ' ' John Henry Kauffmann, of Detroit st., whose funeral was held this afternoon, was bom April 27, 1821, in Heumaden, überamt Stuttgart, Wurtemberg. He immigrated to America, settling in Freedom, at an early day. He was, married Noy. 26, 1850, to a Miss Gensley, who died a year ago, less five days. Only two children - Victor and Louise - out of 1-1 children, with several grandchildren, survive him. Mr. Kaufmann was a great reader, and until his advancing years when failing health prevented,he was remarkably well versed with current and past hisotry. He was unusually intelligent and a man of great uprightness of character. He was of a modest and retiring disposition. the Japanese entertainment last night under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. was a success in every way. Inouye, ïomo Miss, as they say in Japan, is a most pleasing speaker. Enough humor was woven into the address to keep the audience smiling, and occasionally the smiles broke into hearty laughter. The five young ladies, two little girls and two young men who assisted in native Japanese costume, carried out their parts admirably. The audience was large as well as appreciative, and the refreshments were well served and delicious. Taken as a whole it was one of the most êntertaining, instructive and pleasant evenings that the Woman's Christian Temperance Union bas offered tor some time. From Wednesday's Daily Argus. Dr. J. A. C. Hildner moved into the Charles Wagner residence on Packard st. today. Emanuel Wagner passes around the cigars today upon the arrival of a boy at his home today. A tea siipper will be given at the Northside ehurch next Friday evening,beginniug at (i o'clockfor the benefit of the new ehurch. The school tax this year will be $i.O2 on each $1,000 of assessed valuation. Last year it was $5. 92, showing an increase of 10 cents. Next Saturday evening a unique lecture will be given at the First Baptist ehurch. It will be a steropticon lecture by Boston W. Smith of St, Paul, Minn., accompanied by Rev. E. M. Stephenson, of Grand Rapids. More than 55 fine views of chapel cars and their work in the west, with other scènes, will be thrown upon an immense canvas. The lecture is free. Everybody invited. The Aun Arbor Golf Club lias secured the right of way thi-ough Mr. Stoll's place until April 1. All memte of the club may now pass through from State st. as heretofore. The Ann Arbor Chicory Co. are firing their first kiln of Chicory today. The cutting and elevating machinery are working to perfection. Enough roots were sliced up this morning to fill two kilns. The latter will be run night and day. Two men will be on duty at night. The company is now ready to make contracts for next year. The auction of Edward Hammei was condticted by the veteran auctioneer, Fred Krause, on the old Jacob Hicks farm on the gravel road yesterday. A large crowd was present, and the things brought a fair price. Mr. Krause never loses liis popularity as an auctioneer. The very sight of Fred's smile makes a mau raise his bid ten per cent. The annual inspection of the Woman's Relief Corps was held yesterday afternoon. Mrs. McKinley, of Detroit, was present as inspecting officer. This was a particular pleasure for the corps, as she was the lady who organized thecoprs years ago. At the close of the inspection Mrs. McKinley made a few pleasant remarks, which were responded to in behalf of the corps by Mrs. Henry S. Dean. A delightful tea was then served. There were 55 members of the coprs present. From Thursdav's Daily Arjrus. Henry Ortman has returned to Bis mining interests in Montana. Marriage license issued: Leonarc Fick, of Clare, and Miss Mary Forsythe, of Ann Arbor. The brick work of B Allmendinger & Schneider's new office building is up to the second story. Mortimer Yakley and N. F. Prudden, of Chelsea, have been granted a patent on a weather strip. There is an tuideveloped plan on foot for a trolley road to run from Ann Arbor to Whitmore Lake, Brighton, Fenton and Flint. Mrs. James B. Angell reported for Michigan at the Women's Board of Missions convention of the Congregational church in Madison, Wis., Tuesday. The Ann Arbor Chicory Co. is receiving chicory from the farmers daily and its plant has a very busy appearance. Next week a number oí car loads from out of town are expected. Mrs. Florila P. Harris, of 803 E. Catherine st. , will celebrate her 85th birthday tomorrow (Friday) and will receive her friends on that day from 3 to 5 o'clock. Mrs Harris came to fchis city in 1844. A student's lamp exploded in Mrs. Seymour's house, on S. State st. , last night, and did about $15 damage to the curtains. The lamp was thrown out of the window. Fred Wurster, a driver for the Sanitary Milk Co. , and Miss Lydia Kauschenberger, of Northfield, were married yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride. Over 300 invitations had been issued. D. Cramer, who has charge of and runs so rnany farms for himself and father-in-law, says that there is no property worth more than good farms, well worked and plowed deep, if the soil is heavy, and no property worth less if half worked. The Ladies' Aid Society of Webster held a meeting at the home of Charles .Rogers Tuesday evening, at which 200 were present. Judge Newkirk and W. W. Wedemeyer made speeches. It has not been learned whether any ladies aided Mr. Wedemeyer in renouncing his bachelorhood or not. A very pleasant home reception was tendered the social committee of the Y. M. C. A. by Mrs. E. L. Selyer last evening. Much merriment was indulged, in while completing arrangements for the Hallowe'en party to be held at the association rooms next Tuesday evening. To this event everybody will be welcome.