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April
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1880
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May lst- to-morrow. Dr. Stowell lectured at Delhi Mille, Weduesday evening, on teinperance. Go and hear Rev. Joa. Coolt, Boston's most eminent clergyman, to night. A flgman has been stationed at the Detroit street crossiDg of the M.' C. R. R. Tbe estáte of the late Mrs. E. C. Seaman has been appraised at $14,898.14. The office of city treasurer Webster will be lucatcd in the store of Chas. Spoor. "Wm. Bub lives in Monroe. How do do, Bub?" Borrowed for this issue only. Co. A's new uniforms are being rapidly completed by Mr. J. Sprague, the tailor. Has Edison'a electrio light gone in search of the Keeley moter? That's the question. The houses of C. Bliss and Elam S. Worden are being improved by a fresh coat of paint. _ The president's house will be oocupied by Prof. Frieie during the absence of Dr. Angell. Prof. Samuel Dickey, of Albion ooilege, ¦will address the reform club at the opera house neit Sunday. It is understood that work is progressing upon the extensión of the Toledo railroad north of this city. The pastoral relations of Rev. T. F. Brown with the Presbyterian church of this city has been dissolved. A wouian's heart is like a honeycomb- full of sells. And uiany a Miss is a daui-ael. Not original. Repairs on the roof of the court house will be necessary to keep out the water when wc have severe storms. Ann Arbor people can have the privilege of hearing Lawrence Barrett neit Wednesday evening, if they choose to. A careles boy threw a stone and knocked an eye out of Charley Manly's pet hunting canine, day before yesterday. A meeting of the pomological society is to ba held at their rooms in the court house, to-morrow, Saturday, at 2 o'clock p. m. Early spring "garden sass" has been in market for some time, and is of better quality than usual, considering the season. Charles Durheim succeeds Jake Beroliheimer in the cigar and tobáceo business, who has gone back to Kalamazoo to reside. The ladies' decoration society are making preparations to decórate the graves of the soldiers. Further particulars will be duly givcn. The scientific association will meet at the freological lecturo room in the univer9ity, Sturday evening, when Or. Dunster will read a paper. ??? Arrangement will probably be made by which the Barrett dramatic club will give an entertainment for the beneñt of the gymnasium fund. The Young People's club of the Unitarian church, held their last "evening with Dickens," at the parlors of their church on Thursday evening. The Ann Arbor city band has received an invitation from the Flint city band to attend the tournament at Flint on the 8th, 9thand lOth of June. Here is a sentence for youthful grammarian8 to puzzle their brains over : "That that that that man used, is not that that that I had reference to." Lightning struck a house in Pittsfield owned by Mr. R. Waterman, during the storm Sunday morning last Little damage was done. Fully insured. If the peraon who exchanged umbrellas at the opera house last Friday night wil! oall at tliia office they can obtain their own hy returning tbe one taken. The apportionment of primary schoo moDcy this year is $482,780, or 40 cents ipiece to each child under twenty and over five years of age in the state. The Lansing Republican says : "A. D. Fralick has been appointed an engineer on the Toledo & Ann Arbor railroad, and his brother Thomas is his ti reman." The wind-mill upon the farm of O. L. Warner, in Pittsfield, as struck by lightning and partially destroyed during the thunder iitorm last Sunday morning. Flora bas been an exceedingly early visitor this season, not waiting for the traditionary May to commeoce operations, for we have April flowors in abundance. We read in the papers about "the edi tor's easy chair," which is undoubtedly Rood io the light of sarcasm, but we have ncver been able to run across euch an article. Tbe pcruon who neglects attending the 'ecture of Ilev. Joaeph Cook, at University hall, to-night, will miss hearing one of the best pulpit orators and most profound schol r of the age. Bogus gold pieces of the dates of 1844 1847, and 1875 are in circulation. The oin has the right sound, is exact in weigh Dd uiic, gold plated, and finely executed ook out for the "queer." Some youDg ráscala placed some powdcr d one of the gasolina lampa ncar the creek on Huron street, which exploded, throwing he same nto the drink, and " surprising " he lighter slightly. The recent plentiful rains have given wheat and grasa a remarkable start for this season of the year, and the prospecta for abundant returns from haying and harvest were never more encouraging. Dr. I. N. Eldridge, of Flint, has raised among his patrons funda sufficient to f'ully quip and funiinh a compartment in the ïomeopathio hospital of the uuiversity ; ör freo use, as we understand it. The Adrián Press remarks : "The Toedo & Ann Arbor railroad has put freight rates up 80 per cent., and the Ann Arbortes are swearing mad. Don't blame 'em, as they gave $300,000 for the road." The stock of G. C. Schutt was purchased 'uesday, by partios from Toledo, we are inbrmed. The goods were in the eigar and obaoco line, in the old Savings bank store, orner Main and Huron streets. For selling liquor to Frank Davis, son of 'Jeff," of the court house, John Rasch was fincd $25 and costs amounting to $12, ast Thursday. And the janitor says the saloon keepers haven' t all heard from him et. _ A surprise was given Prof. Alvin Wiley, Thursday evening of last week, by the Aan Arbor city band and the reform club hoir, at tbo rooms of the club in the pera house. An enjoyable time was reported. J. E. Sumner is planting a peach orchard f 1,300 trees on his farm just south of he city ; and C. C. Clark to the north of he city, on the old Looinis place, is plantng twenty acres to fruit trees of various pecie.-i. Faint tints of vernal loveliness tinge the outlines of the maples that line our streets, while the earth has clothed herself in a teautiful garb of green wherever she has ïad half a chance. In fact it begins to ook "springy." "Jake" Martin, of Ypsilanti, as stout as he is, had bis hands full with a crazy man, Clark Fisher, who was brought before iudge Harriman, last week Thursday, for commitment to the insane asylum. He was sent to Pontiac. ??? Wm. Morton, about one and one-balf inile out on the south Ypsilanti road, is putting out twelve acres to peach trees this pring. This will give him about twenty acres of fruit trees, he having a large apple orchard already. Twelve of the best shota of Co. A. have een selected for target praotice, from which a team of five, with three altérnales, will be selected for the competitive "shoot" at the next state encampinent. They will practicë twice more. Messrs. Bradtord and Needies, of Eaat Milan, were brought before Justice Frueauff last Saturday night charged with raiang a dÍ9turbance at the depot and being drunk, and were sentenced to five days each iu the county jai!. County treasurer Fairchild has just received the quarter's bill from the Pontiac nsane asylum. The bill amounts to $2,837.34, and is fur the mainlenance of 54 persons. Only one or two are supported now at Kalamazoo by this county. A weather wise - or unwise - prophet, nanied Veanor, says that "we shall have tiot spella and cold frost relapses up to midüuinmer, and a season unfavorable to crops." Yes, and that prophet knows just as umch about it as you or I, and no more. As saloon keepers and druggists bonds are now in order, it will be well perhaps to say that the state furnishes blanks for druggists bonds through the county treasurer, but the saloon keepers are expected to furnish their own. So says treasurer Fairchild. Prof. Franklin at the homoeopathic clinic, last week Wednesday, relieved a patiënt, coming from Nashville, in this state, of a stooe in the bladder which weighed 14 oz. Said to be a very exoeptional case, requiring skillful manipulation of the surgical instrumenta. Prof. Stowell announced to bis medical class that at his lecture Friday (this) evening at 5 o'clock, he would show the beating of the frog's heart on the screen, and exhibit other specimens. And inembers of the class were invited to bring their friends if they wished. The bicycle has become a familiar object on our streets, and some of the riders are quite proficient in handling their "steeds." If the price of the "animáis" should ever come down within the reach of the common people, they might possibly come into qtíite general use. The M. C. R. R. reduces the fare to the republican State convention, to be held in Detroit, May 12tb, to one fare and onethird, for all persons, whether delegates or not. Round trip tickets will be issued on the llth and 12th, good to return up to and including the 13th. The Italian who keeps the fruit and peanut stand, on Huron street, opposite the court house, has induoed Mfss Mary Garre, a Detroit lady to become Mrs. Sohiappacasse. The bride can swear by Schiappacasse - f she has time - and he will of course swear by Garre I The examination of John Sears, on the charge of forgery, took place bcfore Justioe Granger last Friday, and he was bound over to the next term of the circuit court. His bail was fixed at $1,000, and in default thereof he was remanded to confinement in tbe county jail. W. W. Bliss, at his tobáceo and cigar store, No. 7 East Huron street, reports business booming. He has recenlly renovoted and re-arranged things, and now haa a capital nice Btore. It will be remembered that he does a jobbing aa well a8 retail trade. Go and see him. Vanderford & Werner, at their rooms in the Chandler house block, are to have a billiard tournament, open to all amateur playera in Washtenaw county, to last one week, commencing next Monday. The game is to be the three-ball Frenoh oaroui, and the prize a $25 billiard cue. Bach & Abel bave purchased the stock of gooda belonging to 8. Sondheim. Mr. S. is to leave the city, in which he has been in business for some twenty years, and will take up his residence in New York city. He has been an honorable and uprigbl merchant, and leaves a good name bchinc him. The Huron County News has the following: "F. Crawford, Eaq., has been figuring with the Toledo & Pontiac railroad for the extensión of that road to Caseville ; and it is given out that he has arrived at an agreetnent with thom, and that considerable work ia to be done on the Caaeville end o the line yet this season. The Barrett Dramatic club of this city are to appear at the opera house in Ypsilanti, this Friday evening. They have rendered the play "Dollars and Cents," twice at the opera house in this city, and each time to full houseg. Their play is excellent, and it is to be hoped that they may have a full house. We feel quite certain that no lover of thcatricals will regret attending. The Grass Lake News says : "The average Ann Arbor man will 'jine' the bicycle club, just being started, aDd break his neck." A sad mistake on the part of our contemporary. The average Ann Arbor man keeps himself from the dissecting table and pickling vat just as long as possible. He takes no ohances on his neck. A report having gained credence in the city that the office of the Ann Arbor Democrat was for sale, the editor thereof not only denies the story, but publishes a card 'rom Dr. Kellogg, of the lower town, statng that the advertisement appearing in the ivening News, which caused all the misunderstanding, was for his own benefit. The Democrat insinúate that it proposes to live many years yet, and if it die at all, to die of oíd age. In another column will be found an article headed "Southern Religious Teachers," o which we invite the especial attenlion of our readers. Those who are inclined to hink the northern stalwarts are too severe n their criticism of southern men and southern deeds, are especially invited to read the article. It proves, from official sources, beyond dispute, what the spirit of he south is. It shows up the devilish ïatred of that section of the country for our free institutions. The commlttee of the Ann Arbor flre department have contracted for a Button Sd class englne and heater, for the sura ol $2,200. The engiuo Is to be plaln lnstead of being nlcklelated, and glnger-bread raounted. Now folOW8 the hose, the hose carts, the "trunks," the eiiKlne house, and the and, and, muis, that constitute a Ure departraent."- [Ypsilantl Sentlnel. The latter scntence is purely an error on he part of our Ypsilanti cotemporary. The hose, hose carte, engine house, ete., have all preceded the steatner, and are not to follow. The Ann Arbor fire department commenced at the bottom round and worked up instead of the reverse, as is certainly too often the case in cities. William Schleede, who for the past 22 ears has resided in this city, died at the residence of his son Frederick, in the third ward, on the 23d intt., aged 78 yeara, 11 months and 16 days, of oíd age. The uneral took place Sunday afternoon from the Bethlehem Lutheran church. His son Fred. has been employed in the bindery connected with this office for 15 years, the past 12 as its foreman. Heab-o leaves one other son and four daughters, all rendents of this city, who will receive the sympathy of their friends in their affiïction. "The Ann Arbor Courier man Is the recipiënt of a new song entltled ' Why dld they dlg ma's grave so deep V A very proper quustlon to be islted In Ann Arbor. To add to the conslatency of the thlng the song is the insplratlon of an Ann Arbor niau whose early days, for aught we kno, were dnubtless dreamed away witbin slght of the medical dissecting rooms Why dld they dlg ma's grave so deep? Why do they have to put lron staplesover ma'a neck and imkli-s, and clinch them on the bottom of hecoffln? The song should certainly have been dedlcated to Negley."- Romeo Observer. It will perhaps be well enough to state that our Horneo Bro. errs on the "inspira tion" part. It was published but not inspired by one of our citizens. It would lave been absurd for an Ann Arbor man ,o have asked Huch a question. Tbe reform club, it is said, have very sensibly about given up the idea of building a $20,000 opera house, and partially concluded to purchase the Uoitarian church, which has been offered to them lor $4,200, with the privilege reserved of bolding regular services there until more commodious quarters can be obtained, or not to exceed two years. Tbe terms of payment are to be one half down, the balance in two or three years without interest. The church has a basement which contains several convenient rooms. It would seem to be an excellent investment for the club. Last Sunday afternoon a little five year old daughter of Mr. Commiskey, living on Spring street, while crossing a plank on the race near the railroad, feil in, and a little 12 year old daughter of Wm. McIntyre jumped in the water and succeeded in rescuing her without assistance. For which brave act she deserves liberal praise, to say the least. The children were on the way to Sabbath school, The same day Johnie Kean, a lad about six years old, we are told, feil into the waste water, some ways below the place mentioned above, and but for help being at hand would prob ably have been drowned. A cali has been issued by a committee of printers representing Detroit, Flint, and Bay City, calling for a State convention of journeymea printers, to be held in Detroit, May 21st The purposes set forth in the oall are : a state aid society ; to provide for members sick and out of work ; social intercourse ; establish a typographical intelligence office ; mutual beeefit ; and anything else thought necessary. We can conceive how some of the propositions might be of practical benefit. We can also see how bad men at the head might make it a means of supporting a lot of idle, lazy, drunken tramps at the expense of the sober, industrious, hard-working printers. It may be made a good thing or vice vena. Another grave robbery case has been in progress the past week. This time the corpse came from Paw Paw, and was that of s man some 83 years old, said to have been an uncle of J. J. Woodman. Mistrusting that the grave robbers had sent the body here, his son came to the city last Wednesday and laid the case before the chief of pólice, who made a eearch of the medical college vats and dissecting rooms without sucoess. But Saturday Sheriff Case and Chief Johnson again searohed the premises, and the body was found, being recognized by a crippled hand and peculiar feet. The corpse was properly dressed, placed in acoffin and the son returned with it on the 11 o'clock p. m. train Saturday. The Students' Christian association are certainly deserving of much praise in securing so eminent a divine as the Rev. Jos. Cook, of Boston, to lecture before them, and we doubt not the people of the city will amply repay them by giving the distinguished clergyman a full house. It hardly seems necessary to more than announce the fact of his coming, so great is the reputation of the man as a clergyman and lecturer. Those who heard Ingersoll should at least hear the other side from an orator of as great power and magnetism, and one who leaves behind him a lasting impression of his rare ability and power wherever he goes. He will lecture at University hall this Friday evening, commenoing at 8 o'olock. Subject: "Certainties in Religión." Don't be in a hurry about taking off your heavy undercluthing and exchanging it for light, nor about taking down and removing your stoves. In many dwellings all the stoves, with the exception of that in the kitchen, are taken down and put out of the way at house elcaning time; and ero many weeks go by there will be many a cold sittiog room, and generally desolate, not to say sick, household, for this very reasoD. There are pleasant days in April and warm, sultry ones in May ; but they are followed by cold spell8which cali, and oflen loudly, or heavy underolothing and a fire in the room, for the comfort and he&lth of the inruates. In our changeable climate, there is hardly a month without a day on which a little fire at night, or in early morning, is not only desirable, but absolutely necessary, especially for invalida; and there should be some room other than the kitchen, where one may be started at a moment's Dotice. Last Wednesday Hon. John M. Ingersoll, editor and proprietor of the Shiawassee American, publiahed at Corunna, came into the office of the Courier, being led by a little boy, so rapidly had sight failed him within the past few days. He had consulted eminent occulists in various parts of the country, and came here to consult Dr. Frothingham, who after a careful and rigid examination, gave him little hope for recovery. His age is now 63, which together with the virulence of the disease - contraction of the pupil of the eye - are greatly against him, and it is thought the remainder of his life must be passed in total blindness. Mr. Ingersoll is one of the veteran and honored editora of Michigan, and this affliction which has come to him in his declining years, is indeed a terrible one. Friends and foes alike will learn of of it with feelings of pain and sadness. The Manchester Enterprise jumps at a couple of errors made by us in giving an account of the river Raisin mystery as eagerly as a trout does for a fly. The mistake in locating the little station makes no very material difference with the facts of the "mystery," and we acknowledge we owe Sheriff Case an apology for imputing to him words he never uttered. Mr. Emerick gave us our information and to him we intended to give the credit, but by one of those mysteriou8 contrary streaks of the type - incident sometimes to all offices - the word "latter" crept in where "former" should have been. As to terming what was said "aflimsy lot of bosh," we would merely say that as long as a thing remains a mystery one man 's theory is as good as ano t lier, if it is aa plausible, and as the case stands to-day the "flimsy lot of bosh" is as applicable as an argument to one opinión as another, and isn't very convincing to either. Another thing goes far towards supporting the theory advanced, and that is, no one is missing from the vicinity or surrounding country. If a murder has been committed, who was murdered? That's the auestion.