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Tliis is a capital time to harvest your crop of burdocks, yellow dock, tliistk's, etc. Jfihin lias been made a money order oth'ce, inuch to hersatisfaction no doubt. The lower town Sunday school lield a ]icni; t tlie Island, below the city, yesterd.iy. _____ Hcm. B. L. Baxter, of Tecumselí, is nnnounred to speak at the tent meeting next Sumlay evening. The new oomotdteoovered by Mr. Schaeherle, of the university, is called comet " C." We haven't leen able to see it, yet. tu the table publishcd in last week's ('dmukr. Aun Altor township sliould liave been eredtted with 24 births insteail of9. _ On or abouttlie 27th of August next the -' ¦' ¦¦ f'i" tobehcld at WhitmoreLake. A glorlous time is in prospect, a usual. The ;uttcr oa thc nortb side .f thc aquan, f)i Aun strctt, la beiag ropaved and raiseíl to correcpond with the grade of ibe strcct. An improvement. Mr. J. ,T. Goodyear, wlior.uln.ili'd a few feartMnce at the university, will soon opon ii a ncw. l'resh and complete lot of drugs in the old Grenville store. Thcjuvenile band excursión lastTuesday, was not very well patroni.ed by our city po])le. Large nunibtrs jolned it, liowever, it ílilan, Dundee, etc., down the road. The ladies of the decoration society will ?ive a picnic on Khodes' island next Saturlay afternoon, to al I the children who caried llags and flowers on decoration day. Sojourner Truth says shc is n6t to speak it Bay Cityon Emancipati.ou Day, sodon't ;o off up tliere and jet fooled. Come to Vnn Arbor, see the fuu, and bave a good me. The Ann Arbor city liauil have tliulrncu mil'orms, and the boys look "as sweet as leachea." Kegnlar heart amaahen. Look uit for them girls, when you go on the ex:ursion. It tnkes two men fourteen minutes to vind the city clock, and the work is so telious thattliey have to "ehangeoft"1' every ninute ; and it makcs them perspire pretty ively, at that. Ilev. J. 1'. Suiiderland will hold a lawn lervlce on Sunday evening next, at half)ast six o'clock, at the residencc of E. W. Koon, No. 3 Pontiac street, fifth ward. All ire cordially invited. The Detroit Evening News lias carried our Keek furniture eompany way ofif to Ypsilanti. - Ann Arbor Coukibe. You ouglit to let us have it. We need it badly enough.- Ypsilantian. Rev. J. E. Dnvis, of Macomb couuty, father of L. Davis, of tliis city, was initiated into the mysteries of the masonic fraterui ly In 1818, and claims to be the oldest mason in the state. Tlie people of Augusta Center have pe the governmeut for the establishment of a postofflee at that point. It bas a sttation house, town house, saw mili, store, etc., and is ambitious to have more. Kext week Thursilay the Sunday school oonnected with Zion's Lutheran churcli will liolU lts animal picnic at Fireman's park. Music WB1 bc furnished by the juvenile band, and a pleasant time is iu prospect. The comniittee who have in charge the temperanoa mass meeting, to be held in Jackson the lattcr part of next month, exlect to have R. E. Frazer, of Cheboygan, as one of the speakers for that occasion. Thomas Flowers who was digging in the excavation being made for the uuiversity sewer, near 12th street, carne near being Ulied last Wednesday by the falling in of ome dirt. He sustaiiied some quite severe injuries. Fruit growersin Geruiany and Italy hold the ordinary black ant as a good friend. 'l'liose insects never meddle with sound, licaltliy fruit, but find theirfood in the larva and pupa of insects destructive to fruit trecg. 'l'lie colored people are building high J"Pes on a grand cclibration next Monday. Tüc clieap excursión rates to this city will "How of many coming who could not oth¦rwisedo so. Everything bids fair fora l"g crowd. 1 '" Hlake, a respected old gentleman WBO has lived on the north Ypsilanti road, bo i mlle and onehalf out of the city, tur the past fifteen yearg, died last Sunday, the advanced age of 81 ycars. He was the 'ast of his family. Prof. Kedzie of the agricultural college, Lanaing, advocates washing the exterior of ouOmHdlngi with a mixture of skim n.ilk aml brine. It is cheap, durable, easily aiplied ana rendéis the wood uninflamable and impervious to water. Horse stealing is becoming quite acoramon thing In this vidnity, of late. It may "' l'"'lle that our people will have to orKiinize protective aasociations and make it M hot for the tliievcs as they have done in """¦'¦siTtionsoI the state. Modifica plans for the new Unitan.m :ll"r'h llllV(' been recelved, and bids for its oonttnwtto. are now belag made. It is propoeed to keep toe cost down to tl„amonnt on hand to build with. Which is an cxtremely senmble dea in thoee having the erecilon of the edifice in charge A churchdebtisnotachurohblessingjand twexremely lloul)tfl, to ,f ;'-ebti.san!l,i(1,1U.,.(,si,,K. Tl,,pril, cipal is the same in oach case. I). F.Schaircr.ofthiscity, fs announced to ínter tlieglorious stute ofmatrimony 011 the 5th of Angnat not. The fortunateyoung lady In the case is Miss Mattie B. Gooi], of Naplenrille, ni.. traen the eeremonr be perfonned. Fred wlll km man; wtílwishers. The Shiawassee Journal tclls-of the death on the ISth inst., of John Gute, the brewer, wlio cami'to Aun Arbor from Wurteinbiirg in 1850, aflenvards removlng to Owosso wln'ic he has ltred ever lince. He was ¦ Knight Templar, and had been an aldermuii 14 years. Frora the Cottage City Star of July i.'M, published at Mutha'l Vineyard, Mass , c glean the following item : "Mr. Rice A. Beal, editor of the Courier, ind son, f rom Ann Albor, Web., Wbo are making a tour of the suntnier resorts, made us a short cali a few days since." "If you wantto study the immense capabillties of the human race in expression," says an exchange, " you should bend your gaze upon the noble counteiianee of a deaf and dumb man when he reaches under a plank walk for a nickel and pieks up a raw bumblebee by the stem." By putting a return caxd on your envelopes you will not only be doing yourself a good turn but the printer also. If the letteLsent happens to be misdirected, or f the stamp falls off, it will be rcturned to you in case you have a card on, and will notbe sent to the dead letter office. Washtenaw county had the largest yield of wheaLof any county in the state tor the vcur ISSn. Shc ntkwri 1 744.111:! buslifls, with an average of 23 btishels to the acre, whicli is also the largest average. It is thought the above yield and average will both be ulighüy reduced this year. A movement is begun in western Michigan, to build a resldence for Bishop Gillespie at Grand Rapids. The aniount needed is about $3,000 and onc-half of this is pletlged. Tliere is no more self-denying, uard-wolfclng bishop in the Episcopal obureb thau the bishop of western Michigan. - Benton Harbor Times. We have noticed scveral of the threshing machines and engines, nianufactured by Edward McPlierson, at Ypsllanti, go tlirough our streets this summer, and saiil threshers look to the pencil shover like pretty neat pieces of workinanship. If they have a manufactory there that can turn out such machines, they oughtnot to covtl om furniture factory. Somebody who knows all about it, says that the lead in the ncw automatic copying pencils is composed of a dcadly poison, and tiiat a piuuc ii. .ir ti. o r.n r.f n iMuUuiiUt pea, wonld Iay out the average man colder than a vadge, Never having used one we don't know anythlng aboat it, but it will be well enough to keep the peni -ils out of your moulh, anyway. As this is a very prolilic year in this section for yoimg lnimans, a little adviee reqtecthlg tlicm niight not be amiss: " Don't load down the babies with iiaines; they are helpless now. and delerre tliis consideration at the hands of tlu-ir frtends; manya man lias been burdened all liis life with a string of names, whicli overkind parents had fastened upon him." We see that sunnowers are recommendetl as atmospliere puiitiers. It is sald that they absorb malaria, and toni odors ai -sing from decaying garbage. The man who plantod sorae of these gorgeous blonmcrs on the city ïilth dumping grounds at the nortli west corner of State and Northstreets, must have known that fact. He was very thoughtful in so doing, certainly. Dr. W. F. Dic.iUi, uf dit D0BR1 O healtli, desircs us to say to the public that the board cannot aet upon anonymous complaints. The names must be known, nol for publicity, but as an evidence of good faith. The board will use all reasonable dllllgence in suppressing nuisances, yet do not wish to be made a cat's paw of to draw anybody's chestnuts out of the fire. The horse of L. W. Bodwell was stolen while he was attcnding the tent temperance meeting last Sunday evening, and as predtcted by some knowing ones, was found the next morning tied in the yard of a farmer on the Ypsilanti ro:,d. Such " cunning tricks" are very funny indeed, but the fellows who indulge in them will take the wrong man's horse some time. The Albion Republican shows its teeth over the recent challenge of our Ann Arbor ball club, - which was confined to county clubs - and sends back this reply: " Wliy in the county? Albion can furnisli yon as good 8 ' square meal ' as there is to be had. The boys will sce to it that it bas the same effect on you that Jonah had on the whale. Yon will leave as sick. Come on." Every person who feeds a lazy tramp, instead of performingan act of kindness and chanty, encourages idlencss and crime. Kind heaited people cannot refuse these idle dogs a meal, but if they would, the class known as tramps, who add thieving to begging, would bewiped out of oxistence. We have sufflcicnt laws to care for the poor of our land, and to give tobeggars is but supporting crime. Don't do it. The residence of Mr. Chas. Blackmer, in Milan, is ruther peculinrly sttuated. It is on tlio county line - one-half being in Monroe and the otherhalf in Washtenaw eounties. When tijc family are at the tuble, in the dining room, they are in Wahtenaw county, but when they retire they go over into Monroe county. He pays tax on one half to Washtenaw and the other half to Monroe county.- Saline Observer. ? The Germán workingincn'a auooiatlon, of this city, foots up a membership of 102. Last year - onding June 30 - the receipts were $089.61, and disbursements $430.00. The society is one of mutual aid and benefit In case of the sickness or death of its members. It has $2,452.89 now in the treasury, and bas relieved manymembers during the year. Such organizations work a great deal of good when rigfatly carried on. There will be a pomological meeting on Saturday the 6th of August, at 2 o'clock, p. m., in the basement of the court house. Subject : " Budding," by Mr. i. Ganzhorn. "The coming peach and grapc erop." Grape growers are espccially Invited to have an uiulerstanding, as the grape erop, so far, is the only encouraging one this year. Farmers' sons will do well to learn budding from an experieneed nursery man. _ The Beethoven Gesangverein.of this city, will glye its lirst summcr entertainment at Relief park, on next Wednesday afternoon and evening, August 3d. Of course the public is invited to attend, that's what the entertainment is givcn for. Refreshmcnts will be served and everythiiig done to make the occasion a pleasant one. In the cveiiing the park will be illuniinated, besides a grand pyrotechnic display. There will bc dancing in the evening. The niagniflccntgenerosityof the Adrián pNM man is beautiful to contémplate: "Nine counties of the state last year had a larger acreagc of wheat than Lenawec, but of these there wero only five that excelled Lenawee in number of bushels raised. With the exception of Washtenaw, Lenawee stands at thehead in thcyield per acre, Washtenaw showing up an average of 23.00, but as the county adjoins Lenawec we will have to forgive her." Tlic prophet Veiinor has liad a bad setback the past weck. The Mtb and 17th on whicli he was to have it hot, with frequent storms and high winds, was directly the reverse. A delicious polar wave swept over the country- this portion of it at least- and the fellow caught out with his ie ecreain olothes oh didn't need to have the aguc to ¦xperleace the Mnnattont of a chili. They stiy Boch weather s very unhealthy, bat likc lome lliings styled naughty. u awful aloe. The qtiill diivers in one of the southern states, at least, have arisen to the necessities occasion. The M is.sissippi cditars wereferto. They are determinedthat thiy will no longer starve whlle those they help elévate to office roll in wealth. By a vote of the press association of that state aspirante for office areeharged $15 forthe formal aiinouiiceinent of the fact of thcir candidacy. II' Michigan papen should do likewise, what would be the rcsnlt ? eh ? What? John Chase, having secured a posilion In Detroit, and taken up his residence there, resigned his position as leader of the Ami Arbor city hand. The memtars of that organization have secured the services of C. E. Skinncr, formerly leader of the Ypsilanti hand, in hisstead. Itisannounced that open air concerts will hereafter be giren every Wednesday evening, from the OOBrt house steps, until Sept. lst. The liist concert was glven last Wednetdayevenlng, and was enjoyed by ourpeople. It is an oíd saying that a man cannot do two things at once suceessfully, hut Prof. J. B. Steere, of the imiversity is provine instructor. Last Monday he threshed the Wheat from flf teen acres, draw ing itfrom the shock to the machine, the tally recordlng 300 bushels when done, an average of 20 bushels to the acre. The same day he sold the yield to Swathel, Kj Cr & Peterson, receiving $1.10 per bushel. A pretty good day's work, and a pietty good return, for this year. That sharp clap of thunder which woke up the slumberers of our city last Mouday morning, making each one feel of hlmself to see if he was all there, was the result of lightning the house of John A. (ates, on West Hurón street. The fluid passed through a clothes-press between two bedrooms in which menibers of the faniily were sleepiiig, hut strange to say, no one was injuied in the least, and the house but slightly damaged. The report made noise enough to have splintered eight or ten houses all to " smithereens." The Daily News issued a mnmnioth edition last Saturday, to celébrate theenlarge"""' "f th" n n siv oolumn Journal The issue consisted of eight pages, and 5,000 copies were struck off, many of our luiMiioss men availing thcmselves of the opportanity to advertise their business. Hereafter the News will appear as a six oolnmn paj)er, and being live, and wideaw.ikc, sliould receive a good support from oureitizens. Mr. O. A. Tanner, the proliriclor, is riMitlemanly and persevering, and will hew out a niche for a dally paper here if any body can. The Midland Republican, has the following notice of the deatli of Prof. M. E. Belsher, father of David Belslier, who was employed for some time in the composng room of the Coubier office. "Prof. M. E. Belsher, for several years principal of the schools in Midland, died in Ann Arbor, Wednesday, July ]2th, after a long and painful illness. He was a gradúate of the state normal school. Having chosen the profession of medicine, he went to Ann Arbor to pursue his studies, after having closed his connection with the schools here a year ago. But sickness soon overtook him, and he has been cal led thus early to share the comnion fate of all mankind." Perhaps our friends who live upon tlie farm, would like to make ¦ delicious dish out of some of the nice, polden cream they have saved up. If they do, here is a recipe telling how to make chocolate ice cream : " Tiike 3 pints of cream, one of new milk, 2 eggs, a teacupful of grated chocolate, 2 coffeecupsof powdered sugar, ateaspoonful of corn starch and one of extract of vanilla. Beat the eggs, stir them in the milk, add the corn starch and sugar ; let them come to a boíl, take them quickly from the fire, dissolve the chocolate in a little milk, stirring it all the time; when perfectly smooth mix it with the milk and egg and then ndd the cream and vanilla. When cold put into a freezer." The "toy pistol" may be classcd as one of the most dangcrous weapons ever devised. Since the 4th inst., tliirteen boys have died in Baltimore, from the effects of lock-jaw caused by wounds from toy blank cartridgc pistols, and a dozen other boys are suffiuring from the ellects of wounds inflicted by these pistols. The Philadelphia Hecord says that last year lifteen boys died in that city from wounds received from toy pistols. This ycar the toy pistol was suppressed. Result: no children have died of lock-jaw. The New York Times, in one issue, gives aa account of eight boys, living in different towns throughout the country, who have been wounded by toy pistols during the past two weeks. Prof. E. Baur, of this city, docsn't bclieve that "the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent's head," in all instances. Ile tliinks many of the harmless species are in reality great friends to the human family. In a letter to the Detroit Evening News, a few days since, he quotes from Prof. Stecre. in ailirmation of bis plea in belialf of the snakes, as follows : "The blue raeer is not poisonous. lts ordinary food is rats, mlce and squlrrels, and it may occasionally catch small birds. I don't think tlicy would be dangerous in the least to children, though they have a good deal offorce in their coils. I never heard of anybody being hurt by them, though they are very plenCiful in many parts of the west. I think you will tind their uscfulness will outweigli any injury possible for them to do." We've just got this base ball business straightened out. The Dexter Leader statfil last week that the Ann Arbor ball club canic np there "and got devoured," which was not a fact. The Bishop club of this city, composedof small boys, wentup there and were bcaten, but the Ann Arbor club never played the Dexter club until last Tuesday, when they scooped the Dexter boys, on their own grounds, to the tune of 23 to 10. You seeourboys meant business when they whispered that challenge in our ear. Last Monday tlie üexter boys played the Bishop club on the campus in this city, and were bcaten by a score of 22 to 17. Our connty exchanges will please reinember that the Ann Arbor club and the Bishop club Aun Arbor, are two different organizations. The Ann Arbor club will play the Chelsea boys next weck. The Post and Tribune of last Saturday solved the mystery of who tlie " gaeat unknown" editor, about to blossom out as a trailjredian, i. The following is the K'in rcferred to: "Somc weeks ago the Post and Tribune announced that a gentleman well known in this state would make Ml appearanee in the legitímate drama next season. The name of the new aspirant was withheld, under a pledge exacted, but the obligatlon of Bccrecy is now removed. The "great unknown" who is to burst f orth asTan exponent of Shakespeare is none other than Ot John L. Burleigh, of Ann Arbor, ex-wember of the Michigan ture, cx-joimiulist, and nttorncy-at-law. He will raake ." Otliello " and "Don Csesar de Bazan !' the Apecial features of a repertoire, whicli will also nclude " Hamlet," " David Garriek," M Hichelieu," "Richard III," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "Romeo." He will be supported by a strong dramatic company, and is already booked for two months in Michigan. Col. Uurleigh is a gentleman of flue address and scholarly attainments, and has loog been engaged in preparatory study for the stage. lie will engage in liis new venture with strong recommendations frora such mea as Moses Coit Tyler and Prof. Franklin Col. Burleigh has long entertained this project, and received warm encouragemiMit frora the late manager, Thos. W. Davey, who became aequainted with his plan ncarly three years ago. Col. Burleigh's attempt will command tlioughtfnl attention. He has many advantages in liis favor." Moore Noyes, of Paw Paw, son of D. W. Noyes, of this city, and brother to Hon. M. J. Noyes, of Chelsea, met with a very ¦odden death last week Wednesday, by being struck by lightning. He was walking with his brother-in-law, Mr. Conner, 011 thfl slreet, at the time of the occurrence. The law Paw Courier gives the following description of the terrible event: "They were on Gremps street, just beyond the residence of W. II. Masón, and iñ sight of Conner's, when the llgfatnlaf stiuck them. They feil side by side on the walk and never moved. Mrs. Geo. Hennessey was within thirty or forty feet of them with a baby cab, but was not injured In the least. Au umbrella which one of them held was foHnd cnuiht upon the fence and on tire. Iheir clothes were also uumm i, burned. Both were stiuck alikc, on the left side of the head, the charge passing through them downward to the right. Noyes seemed toreceive the heavier charge, and never moved after being struck, while itwas thought Conner gave signs of life for a few seconds. Both were much burned and terribly discolored, their hair and wliiskei-s terribly burned, their faces swollen, presenting a horrible sijjht.