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A project is on foot, or on hand, or on the tapia, t stort a second national bank n this city. Jane Maltby, of the township of York, ¦fiitly wnl to Pontiac m Imu by Judge. Harriman. A HWfUlin was RIVM the graduating daas of the high school by Prof. Perry, last Tuesday evening. Rev. M. A. Johnson, D. D., of Jackson, will fill the pulpit of St. Andrew's church ágata next Sabbath. The high school comraencement exercis- occiir to-day. pommencing at 10 o'clock, lieing held at the M. E. Church. Our people will do wéü to remeinber thitt l'n-ld-day will occur on Monday next, anti not on Wednesday, as at tirst annouiieed. Sarah Stevens, aged i jroara, dM ]t Wednesday, of typhoid fever, at the residence of Hiram Kitredge in the third ward. Ja Sooy, a resident of the sixth ward, died last Sunday, aged 58 years. His remains were taken to Cliesterut-ld. OWa, f burial. N. H. Winans has purchased of Chas. Fantle the house and lot at the corner of Fifth and William streets, for which he paid $1,000. The attendance upon Commencement exercises next week bids fair to be larger than usual, üur hotels are making preparations accordingly. Tl ie. re isto be an excursion from Toledo to this city on Thursday of next week, ouimri Kvineiit Day, over the Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad. Alma Keech tells us that the telephone company expecU to have tho line run between this city and Ypsilanti i minediately, and connection made by the Ist of ntxt month. "Hello! there, Ypsi ! " Th.; 1W umi Tribune of last Saturday in BUmmlDg up the personnel of the legislatuif. mld that Mr Dm, of this elty, was ¦-[locially coiispieuoiis M a rcady and forclble debater. Bralt II. Scott, of this city, has been appointed a member of the poinological conimtwfcwi, bj (Jv. Jerome, and will attend the national meeting in Boston, in that capacttj, this fall. The following offleers have been elected by Ann Arbor Encampment, No. 7, I. O. O. F.: C'. P.- Eli S. Manly; H. P.- C. Krapf; Scribe - J. Sprague; Treasurer - D. Almeiuinger. There were some six miles of track to complete last Monday morning between this city and South Lyon, so Mr. Waldron tolt! lis. líe tliinks that traína will be running about Jnly Ist to that place. Milan has secured the reform club tent aml the services of the juvenile band with which to help celébrate the coming gloriOOl Fourth. The band will then appear in their new uniforms for thu llrat time We are indebted to H. G. Bennett, of Pasadena, Cal., for a copy of the Illustrated Los Angeles Herald, a remarkably fine paper, giving illustrations of the vint'vanl, l.inii-i. etc, in and around that fair city of 1 Pacific coast. Mrs. Mary Ann Martin, wife of Patrick Martin of the fourth ward, and sister of P. McKernan, of this city, died last Monday, of consumption, kgd 50 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Catholic church. The Flint Citizen says of the wool market in that city: 'The wool market is beginning to open freely and several large clips have been sold. The price is thirty-four to thirty-tive cents, and the quality of the wool will average better than last year." A smart Yankee has invented an apparatus for the purpose of keeping one's mouth shut at night to prevent snoring What's a fellow to do when his nostrils iiri all stopped up, so that he cannot breatln Hjroiiirli the natural air duwnels? Smother? _ The Livingston Republican has this in reference to the crops in this section: A hurrted trip bycrrlagn ihroueh Lenawee, Wihtunaw and l.nnitnn countie the pan week, conrince uof two thlngu In reien-nee to the urowin crop tIi.: Wheat In -ach of the three coanties mmi-d will noiceed one-third of laat vear' erop "rii, oaf and gra. although wondiTlolljr Improvec roduct1 ''''"'' "'" 'mCk mUCb f t'nt! n "ver"Ke Falli.r Slatttrlv, of Dexter, has been In poor health for some time. With a view of baaeawag the samo he has gone to Pennsylvania, where a brother resides, and if he stands the journey there flrst-rate he will pisoeed from thence to Europe, where he 1k1's to be permanently benefltted. V have received a copy of "Michigan iu the War, " COtapUed by Adjutant-Qenral John Robwtaon, with the compliments ( Uovenmr David II. Jerome. It is a lnKik of considerable interest, especially to the veteran soldiers and their families The compiler has done lus work well. It is understooti that the court house roof liccii offlcially examined by Supervisor Khodrs aml Mr. C. Krapf, with an dea o lindlng out how miic.h necessary repairs woul.l eoat, and that they estimate the same at f400 and $500. One thing Is rrrtuin, rapaln ought to bc made. am Immediatcly, tMi. The Jmiesvillc Iiulcpcmlcnt, of a rccun data, iiaid the following tribute to acltizei "f whom Ann Arbor teelsproud: Kev. John AlaliMter. of Ann Arbor wa ereeted at town hu i,8t Mooday evening by a "rite ,udi ¦US" "L Pi',d the Cloie" tlentlon ' h ?Pe.L auü at the clowj manlfcsted thelr apurobation br hearty app u,e The lecture „ bautlfiil brie the aabiect and Incideota intereítlní. fllled ,, and dell?ered In a maaterly marnier "Ifiage Wool begius lo l(X)in up a littlc and irices are somewhat better than flrst quoitions. Messrs. Bach c Abel have boiiglit ome fine, large clips, as have also Messrs. Mack & Schmid, these two firms being the )rincipal buyers. Price? are given at trom 0 to 37 cents, the latter figure for long wool only. John Sage, aged 18, the youngest child of James Sage, of Lodi, died last Sabbath rom what the doctors term blood poisonug, and was buried from the Catholic church last Tuesday. We are informed hat death resulted from a broken litnb, he sanie swelling rapidly, and resulting vithin a short time In death. The following Hem from the Marshall Statesman, will be of interest to many of ur readers: "Frederick Schmidt, a delegate from Ann Arbor, attending the workngmen's eonvention, witnessed the firencn's parade, and was quite entlmsiastic in raise of the department. Mr. Sehmidt tor raany years was chief of the Ann Arbor lire tepartment.'' , Tbis idea of the Ovid Union man is about he correct thing : "We wish our churches were filled to overflowing every Sunday, by ust tliat class who feel that their clothes are not good enough to attend in. The tibie teaclies that religión whicli will enable a man to attend church in the same garments that he will the theatre, circus or olitical meeting." The postoffice of Plaintielil, Livingston county, was opened in 1837. Since then there have been hut tliree post masters, whose terms of office were : Emery Ueal 1SÜ7-45; R. A. Beal 1845-53; Morris l'opping from 18J.'i to the present time. Filis latter period of 28 years continual service, probably make Mr. Topping the lost master of longest service in the state. Now is the time for our citizens to clean ïp their yards, cut the grass in front of thelr prcini-is. and "slickup'1 for 01111ik'iii cnieiit. Next weck our city will be leluged witb ftnngm, and we should look our prettiest. Ann Arbor Is noted far and vide for her beauty, and the citizens should make her noted for her neatness also. We von't say anything about sklewalks this ime. On Friday June lTth, Mr. Win. Marken, of Lodi, was married to Miss Mary Ann Garnett, of Nortii Fairiield, Ohio, Eider íiuxton, of York, perfonning the ceremony. After the happy couple were unlted in the holy bonds of wedlock, they rejaired to the residence of "Bance" Saulsjury who gave t hem a liundsoiiiu reoeption, nany fnends benig invited to Joln In the esin Itlea. Many of our farmers will doubtless be 11 mM in tlie tullowini; rules fot 1HS1, ulopted by the Michigan woolgrowers and juyers association, wbicb buyen aacert will be strictly adhered to : A deductioD of H on unwaabfd wool. ¦ " Ji " buck. " " H on pulled wool. ïi on heavy UDmerchuntable wool. ) on heavy poorly waehed fletce. Well war-bed tuga (ui! prire. Poorly waalled taga S reductlon. Unwaihed tav 12 cenu per pouud. In speaking of Ingersoll's New York lecture, The Hour makes a point against ;hat sort of teaching which we do not remember ever to have seen met satisfactorly. Itsays: "Every church is a social forcé, the center for educational or benevolent enterprises. The very men who cheered Lngersoll to the echo last Sunday are glad to see their wives go to ehurrh and their children to Sunday school." Jno. H. Maynard, who ia back froni California un a vleit, wart arrcHU-d Haturday on the complalnt of Aaiu'l P. JewHt, for the alle?ed ofleueeof obtaining hl al;naturi' to a note for $2,000. In 1876, bv talm: prt-tense. Kxaminatlon the 27th inat. Mayuard gave bail for $2,0UU for hls apptarance - - Kroning News, Ulh Inat. The troublo, as we uudurstuiid it, rnw out of an old controversy, dating back to the failtire of Mr. Maynanl, several years sincc. Last Monday the whole atl'air was settled amicably between the parties, the terms of scttlement not being made public. The sheriff of Fulton county, Ohio, H. L. Aldrich, writes to Sheriff Wallace that he wants a man named Elmer Duncan,for forgery, and will pay $50 reward for him. Said Duncan is about 30 years old ; 150fts. weight : 5 feet 10 inches, tall ; dark hair, brown nioustache, gray e3res, light complexion, full forehead. etc., etc., etc. If you see anything of him, just take him by the collar, escort him to jall and wait for your fifty dollars. The case of the People vs. Wm. Boyce, of Ypsilanti township, the raan who was arrested for so cruelly bMtiug bil littlc son that he died shortly afterward, has been discontinued, on the ground that Boyce was tnentally deranged, or something of the kind. It was a barbarous deed and deserved some punishment. This plan of cruelly beating lielpless little children is a grava offense, and the perpetrators ouht in justicc to receive a like castigation. The trustees of the Detroit medical college have recently taken important action, and chosen thirty of the prominent physicians throughout the state, to act as a board of counselors who shall meet at least once a year or as often as may be deemed necessary, to inspect the college and its workings. We notice the names of Dr. William F. Breakey, of this city, and Dr. A. F. Kinne, of Ypsilanti, among the number so selected. Which is complimentary to two worthy physicians. I-ast Sunday afternoon, Charlie, a little son of Wm. Schlede, about 12 years old, who Uves one mile out on the Whitmore Lake road, went to the barn to lead the horse to water. In some way the horse became scared, got the boy under his feet, and commeneed kieking. His father hearing the noise hasteued to his son's aaslstance, and in endeavoring to rescue him recelved several kicks himself. None of the injuries are very bad, however, no bones being broken. Both are doing well. At the agricultural works last Satunlay, the fjovernor belt run off the engine, and before the same could be stopped a large grindstone which was run by steam power, gained such momentum that it buist, sending pieces with great force in various directions. One piecestruck a workman naineil John Braun, and another hit Fred. Kuebler, hut neither were very seriously injured, though Braun was laid up for a few days. It is a great wonder that nothing moreserious resulted from the flying fragments. Up at Howard City the alcoholic beverage glutton has a new enemy. A man got so full of "budge" at that place the other night that he couldn't get lióme, and in the morning when found the officsrs mistook him for a genuine sm.ill pox patiënt and run him into the pest house. He did not have that disease, but mosquitoes had taken advantage of his helpless condition and had sucked all his blood thev wanted and poisoned what was left until he was hardly recognizable. A warning! Will it be heeded ? _______ It is said that the coal operators in the east are arranging a nice little conspiraey to put the price of anthracite coal up in August. Their plan, M usual, is to ship so sparingly during the sumnier months that the supply shall ncver at any time be quite equftl to the demand. Ia this way, andby restrictin the production of coal at the mines, the public is year after year compelled to pay unjiist and exorbitant ]rices, and immense fortunes are made by the conspirators. Those eastern coal openitions seem to need regulating. We have rece! ved a comtmmicatloü from Mr. Alfonzo Spauldingwholeft Aun Arln.r with bis family on Thursday, the 9th of June, for Kansas City. We learn they liad a pleasant journoy, and arrived at tluir place of destination, on Saturd;iy morning of that week. They met with a cordial reception, and were made very welcóme by all their friends. He is much pleased with the city, and says the prospect is, that they will all be benefited by going tliere, both In regard to health and worldJy prosperity. Some tunny fellow, dowu in Mississippi, has the same dea of the mission of a íau a paper some people in Michigan have viz : That it N fot the especial purpose of givinji them free advertisin. This f. t writea aiklng us to announoe through the columns of the Couiurr that any oiie desiring to obtain the names ot "the leadin teachers, doctors, ' lawiers,' at principal partsof Miss., address," etc. Wcll there's tlir announcement, we hope he will proflt by it, and remit the price, 25 cents per line. On Friday evening, June 24th, at eight o'clock, the alumni association of the high school will hold its fiftli annual reunión in the chapel of the high school building. The exercise3 will consist of an oration by J. Mills Gelston, class '65, of Pontiac, and a poem by C. II. Greatliouse, class "7G, with vocal and instrumental uiusic. To these exercises the public are very cordially Invitad to be present. A f ter the literary part of the program is completed, the graduates aml invited friends, will enjoy the usual social festival. _ The Detroit Evening News shows up thu iiioonsistencies of some people in a very trite way, in its issue of last Wednesday evening. Speaking of the removal of several professors from the university, it says: Prof. GreeDe. the englocer nd bridfehuilder, wtit) h- ülled the chair of engiDeerin at the universlty of Michican alnce 1872, 7b abont to leave that iimtitutiou and go to tbe lIoctoD iuetitation of techiinluiiy. It seems tbat the Kood men in the nnlrerMily uem to keep rlght on leavin? it when they can do hett'-r, jaBt the eanic a they did when Beal waë npposed to be "bonainiï" it. The anti-Beal meo mur-t Andoutflome other rt-aon for the damagtng chanten that arp ronstantly taking place. The Beal buaboo baa lost iu force. Ann Arbor Courier : ' The Chelaea Herald says ttiat Mr. R. Kcmpf han moved to Ann Arbor to" edúcate hls chlldren only. and will stil] continue his bininess at that place.1' Bro. Bel the above statement " is not true," as It ntver nppeard in the Ilerald,- It ought to have read, "Mr. K. intendH to move hl famlly the coming fail." - Chelsea Herald. To show just how little it takes sometimes to split a hair, we give belovv just what the Herald did say, verhuirn. It strikes us Unit there is goot! deal of similaiity botween onr item and this one: Mr. K. has no intention of going into business there. The purpugu he bas In purchaxlug (b for the benefit of hls famlly for school tacilities. He will attend lo business as usual in Chelsea, and go to hls nuw home once a week. Tile people Of UllS CUUIlly ll „.... erally regret to learn of the death of John Henley, of De'lii, whieli occurred on Wednesday morning last. Mr. Henley has liv.-.l in thia vicinlty ever since a boy, and by incliistry and economy aocumulated a large property, mostly in the mlHing business, being one of the proprietors of the Delhi milis at the time of bis death. He was a nal vi' of New Jersey. In 18U2 he was married to Harriet Kimberly, of Webster, whom he leaves a widow, with tbree children. The deceased had been ill for several months, so hls death was not entirely unexpected. The third annual session of the Island Park assembly, will be held at Uoine City, Ind., from June 29th to July lötb. This is the greatest edneational meeting west of Chautauqua, New York, and a brilliant program is arranged for each and every ilay of the session. We notice that Ann Arbor's distinjruislicdclivine.Rev.J. Alabasteis announced for four different days i Tuesday, July 5th, Tabernacle lecture- "The Nile, the Jordán, and the Tiber." Wednesday, July Ctli. Momiiiff leeture- "The Gods of Cliaklea." Thursduy, July 7th : Morning lecture-" The religión of the Vedas." Friday, July 8th : Tabernacle lecture- "Michael Angelo." Some of the most noted ministers, teachers and workers in the country are upon the program for addresses. Ye local "took his children" down to the depot to see Barnum's advertising car the other evening, and it was astonishing to see the people who congregated there upou the same errand. Most of them bad their children with them, if they bad any of their own, or could borrow any for the occasion, "the dear little fellows did tease so to come and see the circus car, you know." In the crowd were bank cashiers, merchants, superintendents, professors, "toots," mixed In promiscuously with mechanics, bootblacks, newsboys, ráilroad bands etc. It was a blending of caste. Itnt when the soul-stirring strains of the calliope pierced the air and their cars, the same happy suiile of supreme satisfaetion stole over the countenances of all. Oh, it was a " loveli " scène. Last Saturday afternoon, as the Graud Kapids express was entering the city, from the east, two children of Daniel Crawford, colored, both girls, aged about 9 and 12, who were playingon wbat is known as the first railroad bridge down the river, wtre run over, one ofthi-in being iistat'tly killed, and the otlier bailly mutilatcd. The latter was taken to the university hospital and had one arm amputated and a broken hip set. The parentshave been pcculiarly unfortunate in losing their children, which niakes this blow all the more uncndurablc to them. This accident will serve as a warning for a few days to the children who will insist upon playing on the railroad track, and fooling around moving t A coroner's jury decided that the railroad com" pany eould not be blamed for the accident. We have received an invitation to attend the exercises of commencement week at Ypsilanti, which commence to-day and continue throuph to next Wcdneedfty, which is cumniencement day. The graduating class is very large and numbers 47 in the eommon school course, and 48 in the full Knglish course. while in the language courses there are 8 in Latín and Greek, 3 in Latin and Gemían, 1 in Latiti and French, 2 In Latin and English, 3 in German aiul French, and '3 in Germán and Knglish. The program for the weck is as follows: Friday, June 24, at 7M0 p. m., lyceum public ; Sunday, the 2Cth, 7:30 p. m., baccalaureate sermón; Monday, 8:30 p. m., exhibition of the conservatory of music; Tuesday, 9 a. m., literary exercises of ooramon school class, at 7:30 p. m., meeting of the alumni associatlon: Wedncsday 9 a. m., commencement. All of the exercises to be held in normal hall except the baccalaureate address which will be held in the Presbyterian church. County Clerk Clark received notice some time since, and weunderstand the same notice has been forwarded to every justice of the peace in the state, giving the law passed by thelegislature, allowingall offenders to be sentenced to the Ionia house of correction, where the sentence exceeda 90 days. Froviding they are niales and over 16 years of age. This includes tramps. Now we believe tbat instead of seutencing tht -e tramps to free board and good lo:lgings at the expense of the people for thirty or sixty days, they should be given a term at Ionia, where they can earn thcir liveli bood. About one term there will usually satisfy them. It strikes us also tbat the county would be doing itself a faror by giving its sheriff a statetl sum, aud not allow bis salary to be made up by fees. Such a course would undoubtedly secure more sentences to the house of correction, and better justice. The people ought to know, also, just what the salary of every official 1, and not make any of thetn dependent on circumstances for their remuneration. W dunt believe In being niggardly in paying any of our officials, but siruply to give them a good salary, so that they and the people both would know what to expect. It would be better for all concerned, and secure a bftter administraron of the laws. The grand performance of the stars on ¦ ibbath morningcanie off as advertised, Imt the evil influenees which astrologers were to he np upon the human family, in thcir or complete annihilation, and in the destruction of the world, failed to "show up.'' There was a ' hiten" and dlsagreement amongthe star actors. Mars got in a hurry, ref used to obey the marshal of tlieday, I'erhelion.andas aconsequence when the auspicious moment came was way ahead and not ready to pull in the line. In fact geve ral of the racers failed to como up to the line just as they ought By reference to the diagram recently published, it will be seen that Mercury and Venus both got ahead, while Saturn dallied awhile with Uranus. Alcyone, Júpiter, Neptune and Luna came up splendidly, but as none of the headstrong planeta that had gone ahead would come back and try it over again, and tlie dilatory ones paid no attention to the shouts of the judges - the astrologers - but kept righton their course, theethereal conglomeratiou and general mixing up of the elements in maddened fury had to be postponed until several more cycles are completed, when it is thought a better record can be relied upon. The terrible ranting of Taurus over this state of things, the pessimists teil us, will be fearful in its conse-' qnincM. He will blow nis breath ii]u our atmosphere and thousands upon tliousands of our inhabitants will wither away. He will bellow in h:s maddened fury, and the auricular nerves of the people will 1h deafened by the roar. He will kick and stamp in his rage, and mountaius will tremble, temples tumble, wild waves wash wasted sands, and dire destruction devástate the uarth. Horrible will be the results of his fury. The only ones who will outlive his wrath will be a few pure blooded vegetarían-. Aiul they w UI live on beeta mostly, the same as they do now. A certain lady of "ye local's"1 acqualntance took exceptions to that part of an item in last week's Courier which refemd to two ladies being startled out of their gossip bya flash of Ufhtaiaff. The "gossiping" was the objectionable feature of the item. She said that f two ladies are seen together, conversing earnestly or otherwise, some DU had to assert that they were "gossiping," when they are no more given to that detestable pursuit than are the men. In fact instances without number were given wnert' me iiuinu mcu nic in ro..i;iv the greatest transgressors in that respect. Kv(T tinii' a lady goes to the postoftice she Mm to pass th rough a gang of men onnearly every street corner or saloon front. These men who had discolored the walks for yards around with tobáceo saliva, would stare out of countenance every lady or young girl passing them, make remarks untit for the ears of decent people, and if they were not engaged in gossiping were d(in; what was worse. We had to admit that there was a mighty sight of truth in her remarks. The street corner or dry goods box loafer is to be found in every place. He is on a par with, if not several degrees lower than the teníalo gossip, whom he professes to detest and recoil from in horror. Our wives, sisters and daughters cannot pass the street without some unkind, obscene or impure remark arising from some one of their lipa, and the young lads lisiening- and the big boys are always around - are taught lessons in vulgarity and obscenity which in many instances cling to them through lite, and casts a blight on what might have been a pure and "i"11'" - "- -- -i toon eo early implanted. Yes, the corner loafer is worse than the female gossip, but both are bad enougli. But as both seem to be a necessity, it isn't to be supposed that all the moral teachings or preachings of editors, ministers, or other good people of the world combined, will in the least infiuence their ways for the better, or make them ashamed of their actions, and purify our society oL either. Like the prickly burs that surround the sweet chestn ut, they seem to be necessary to society's existence.