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Dr. C. G. Darling is 011e of the trustees of the newly incorporatecl Citizens Life Insurance Compauy of Detroit, Mich. The articles of incorporation were flled yestèrday. John Heinzmann, of Whitmore Lake, yesterrtay finished delivering his roots too the Ann Arbor Cihcory Co. On a fraotion of a quarter of an acre he raised a little over three tons. The Ann Arbor Chicory company will on Monday receive roots in Chelsea. O. A. Pryor will be at the Michigan Central depot to weigh the roots and issue orders. Hon. James S. Gorman's erop will flll a car. The Bible study course of lectures giyen uuder the a;spices of the Studonts' Christiai. Association in Newberry hall, starts out this year with a larger enrollment of students than ever bef ore. Over 150 nanies are on the list. The lectures are of general interest. Oards are out announcing the approaching marriage of Clarissa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Chase Burns, of Great Bend, Pa., and Herbert Clarence Watts, of this city. The ceremony is to take place November 8 at Hoon, in Grace Episcopal church at Great Bend. The Ann Arbor Courier stretches forth benediotory hands, rolls up its eyes like a duok in a shower, and blesses the reunión of Judson and Moran. It says the lion and the lamb have lain down together, neither beside the other. "Our democratie friends, " says the Courier, "will find little comfort in the settlement. " Oh, yes they will. Bill and Selby are now in the condition of a couple of snakes after a fight. The reptiles seized each other by the tail and began swallowing. Each finally swallowed the other and both disappeared. - Adrián Press. A Deering rotary engine of about 25 horse-power has been received at the mechanical laboratory of the University of Michigan for experimental purposes. The machine will be subjected to a series of tests extending over about two months' time, during which it will be run with different pressures of steam and different loads. The exact amouut of steam required to opérate it under the different conditions will bc found by measurement. The object of the tests is to determine the exact horse-power of the engine, the conditions under which it eau be most successftüly run and wh ether it can be made a commercial success. Says the Adrián Press : Before the Congregational Business Men's class of Ann Arbor, Sunday of last week, personally appeared Prof. Brewstnr in an effort to prove that "fidelity to christian principies is consistent with thé successful practice of thelaw. " His plea for the lawyer was almost pathetic, and it must be conceded that considering the desperate character of his cliënt, it was as eloquent a piece of pettifogging as we have noticed in print in a long time. It. shows what a sublime advocate the professor would be, with the facts as well as rae argument on his side. - Adrián Press. The Mozart Club gave a delightful musicale on Thurdaj evening at the home of Miss Minnie Davis, ou S. División st. The; members are enthusiastic iu their plans for the work of the coming year.and hope to give several open programs for their friends. The officers are : President, Miss Elizabeth A. Campbell; vioe president, Airs. . W. W. Beman ; secretary and treasurer, Miss Rose Frenoh ; program committee, Miss Davis, Prof. Renwiok and Mr. Davidson. Following are the names of those who took part ou the program : Miss Casdary, Miss Carson, Miss Davis, Mr. Davidson, Miss French, Mr. Hadzitts, Miss Oberst, Mr. Benwick and Mr. Samson. From Monday's Dailv Argus. A fireman's ball will be given in Saline Friday evening, Nov. 3. Such is fame. The cut of Dr. Augell, president of the University of Michigan, is doiug service with a number of country papers as the cut of Oom Paul. The doctor is enjoying a good laugh at the joke. William Wanzeck, the well-known barber, is back again at his old place with Julius Trojanowski in the U. of M. barber shop. Mr. Wanzeck will be glad to see his old friends. His smile is as bright as ever. Mr. Cleveland, of Mt. Clemens.aged 76 years, who had a cataract removed by Dr. R. S. Copeland at the Homeopathie hospital, retarnéd home this morning very happy. He was able to read a magazine without difficulty. Friday evening, Nov. 3, the Daughters of Rebekah, in Martha Washington cosume, will serve supper in I. O. O. F. hall. Supper from 6 to 8 o'clock, dancing from 8 to 10 o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended to all. A gentleman said to the Argus : ' ' Do you know that cross country walks are now becoming quite the thing ? My wife and I took a long walk yesterday afternoon,and three miles from the city we met a number of young people. This was the style years ago, but tight shoes and tight lacing changed it. I attribute the change in fashion to the more sensible footwear. ' ' At the convention of Michigan health officers held in Grand Rapids last week, Dr. Collins H. Johnson, of that city, brother-in-law of Hon. Nathan Sutton, of Northfleld, read an able paper on " Typhoid Fever. " In this connection it will be well to stat that not one case originating in An Arbor has been reported during th past year. This speaks pretty well for Ann Arbor water. We would state on authority of th school board that "Railroad Jaok's' rèmarks at the Emerson school wer made without approval, consent, o even knowledge of the board, superintendent or principal. It is not the policy of our school ' management to allow sucïi people that form of publicity, and is an example of " Jack's" nerye in evading authority and iinposing his presenee upon teachers to whoiii he was a stranger. - Ovvosso American. Railroad Jack has worked Washtenaw county in the past.