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The American line of telegraphy is now open for business. The time for paying taxes has been ex tended to January 3 hst. Hahry Armstronq, late leader of the Dexter band is in the city. Revs. Messrs. Ryder and Alabaster ex changed pulpits last Sunday. The reform club talks of building a new hall, or purchasing the Unitaria Church. Next Sunday evening Rev. J. Alabaster will, by special request, repeat his Christmas sermón. Mr. Fred. Soro is lettering the new boxea containing the files in the County Clerk's office. Mr. J. B. Monroe, clerk of the Superior Court of Detroit, was here as a witness in a law suit, on Tuesday. The Minnis' full orchestra will play for then fireman's grand bal!, that will be given in Ypsüanti, Fcbruary 6th. The Olympic society met at Mrs. Farnsworth's last Monday evening. The next meeting will be at Dr. Prescott's. Tüesday evening Mr, James Fogerty got up a Bne dancing party, that tripped the light f'antastic toe in Hangsterfer's hall. Tuk poultry, dog and pet stock exhibition liolds over to-day and Saturday. Don't fail to attend and see the fine exhibits. Mit. W. B. Silkworth, who has clerked for Joe T. Jacobs for several years, has engaged as traveling galesman with Hirschkiud & Co., of New York. Herbet V., infant sod of James M. and Ellen M. Cook, of the sixth ward, died on Monday last, of convulsiona and croup, aged six nionths and five dayg. Will those who have binding in this office pleaáe cali and get their work, as it is accumulating on our hands n quite large quantities, and we necd the room. The W. C. T. U. will give an oyster supper and social, next Tuesday evening, in the basement of the opera house. Doors open at 7} o'clock. Adinission, five cents. The ladiea of the decoration society will give a social hop Friday evening, January 3Oth, at the residence of Mrs. S. Moore, No. 53 Broadway, f'rom eight to twelve o'clock. We were shown, by Kev. E. A. Spence, strawberry buds and blossoms that have matured out-of-doors. How is that for the middle of January? No need to go south any more. Catharine, widowof the late John Mc Laughlin, of Northfield. died January 10, 1880, disease, paralysis. Aged 78 years. She had been a resident of that township or 45 years. Prof. Proctor's lecture in the University Hall next Friday evening is to be illustrated by means of a Steropticon. The lecturer's well known reputation will undoubtedly cali out a large house. On Monday quite an exciteraent was given Mr. and Mrs. Prof. De Pont, by tbe straying of their 2-year old boy from their ïome on Thompson street. When found, the little fellow was on the opposite side of the campus. The reform club State central corumittee is holding a session in the olub room, whicu commenced Thursday and will be continued through the week. Meinbers thereof will address the temperance meetng Sunday. Mr. Christian Schaibkrle, director of the Y. M. M. S., was presented by the members of that society, on Christmas, with a 6ne roll-plate gold chain and locket, and a complete set of Schiller's work comprisng four volumes. The parlor of the M. E. Church was draped in mourning on Wednesday evenng last, on the occasion of the meeting of the benevolent society of the church, out of respect to the memory of Mrs. Elizaeth Smith, late president of the society. Last week the following officers of Viglant Hose Co. No. 2, were elected for the en-uing year, as follows : Foreman, John Feiner; first ajsistant, Fred. Gerstner; sccond ansistant, Will. Miller; secretary and treasurer, James Harkins; steward, Sid. Millard. Woile we have been immensely troubled n this section by muddy roads they do not br a moment compare with what they bave een obliged to endure in Illinois and some of the western prairie states, where the roads have been practically rnpassable, so that all trade except along the line of the railroads have been cut off.
Lemuel Clark, of Pittsfield, died Jan. 22d, 1880, aged seventy-seven years eight months and eleven days. Funeral at the 3reibyterian Church (Saline) Sunday Dext, at one o'clock P. m. Mr. Clark looated in 'ittsficld in 1836, on the same farm he owned and occupied at the time of bis death. He is father of E. B. Clark, couoty clerk.
Rev. B. I. Ives of Auburn, New York, s on a visit to his brother, Mr. S. G. Ives of Chelsea, and yesterday made a cali on his old friend Mr. Hiram Whedon, who was one of the leading men in his church n Stockbridge, N. Y., where he (Rev. ives) once preached. Mr. Whedon is father of Mr. W. W. Whedon of this city, with whom he is now residing. The Keck Furniture Company elected officers as follows, Tuesday evening : W. ). ilarriman, president ; L. Gruner, vice resident ; C. E. Hiscock, secretary and reasurer; superintendent, John Keek; irst assistant, Paul Snauble ; second assistant, John Koch ; directors, L. Gruner, Tohn Keek, Moses Seabolt, Joe T. Jacobs, W. D. Harriman, J. J. Ellis, C. E. His cock. Mr. Hiram Arnold, of the township of Scio, who has been ill for some time, lied on Wednesday, January 21st, of Iropsy of the bowels and heart disease, at he advanced age of eighty years eight months and four days. Tbe decesed was me of the pioneers of this county, lavingresided here fifty-six years. Funeral services at his late residence to-day at two o'clock P. M. On Monday, the 19th, the following were elected officers for the ensuing year of the Germán workinginen's society : President- Cbrlstlan HoOstetter. Kt rut Vlce-Presldent- Anton EUele. Scond Vlce-Preuldent- Eugene K. Frueauff. Sucretary- A. Depries. Trensurer- A. Sclieeberle. Caxbler- J. G. Koch. Correnpondlng Secretary- F. J. Bchleede. Trustees- J. Waltz, T. Blgalke, F. Bchmld, C. Heblcb, E. (Iruf, F. Uhuks aud O. Miller. Standard Benrer- A. Hlntz. Steward- Henry Binder. On Tuesday, Mr. C. D. Herrick gave to Mr. F. D. Cummings, of Chelsea, to whom he is said to owe $2,000, a bilí of sale o his stock of groceries, and he has placed Mr B. J. Billings in charge of the stock, who is now running the business. The stoel will probably invoice about $1,400. Jacob F. Schüh informs us that Com pany A do not propose using the muney giv eu theui by the citizens of this place, fo the express purpose of purchasing a dress uniform, in building a hall. He furthe states that he is now negotiating tor the uniforms, and the Coropany will probably have them inside of four nionths. Mr Schuh i.s of the opinión that tho one who gave the reporter the information, that the Company had the project of building a hal in contetnplation, is trying to run before he bas learned to walk. The following resolutions were adoptec at a meeting of the Ladies' Bencvolent Society of the M. E. Cnuroh, held in the parlors of the church January 21st, 1880: Whkrkas, It has pleased God in his divine Provldence to remove Irom our mldst, by death, our beloved President, Bister Kllzubelh mith; and Wbskhaí, Sbe was one of the oldest inetnbers of thls society, and oue whom we all loved lor her noble Cliristiau charader mul her uutlrlug efforUi to promota the welfare ol the Cüurch of Christ; thcrelore Retolved, That we bow In humble submlsslon to the Divine will, aud thank our Heavenly Father for the assuruuce that we feel that for her " to die Is galn." Rumlved, That by her deith we have lost a tuit mul aud emclent worker, and that we as ruembersof thls society deepty mouru her loss and that we will ever cherlsh lu our hearts her Chrlstlan example. MRS. P. B. KU8E, Sec'y.
The Evening News say : "'Sophronia Brigham began a suit in the Wayne circuit court this morning (Tuesday the 20th,) aginst John N. Gott, a lawyor at Ann Arbor, alleging that in 1876 she employed Gott to loan $1,700 for her at 10 per cent. interest ; that he effected the loan with C. H. Millen & Son, of that place, and took their note, well kcowing that they were in bad and insolvent circuuistances, and that he gave her fal-e and wicked infbrmation from time to time so that Millen & Son became hopelessly bankrupt while she was thus oflF herguard, and piaintiff theieby lost both principal and interest. She would iike $5,000 damages."