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27
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April
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1883
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Milán is soon to be put on a "helio" wire with Ann Arbor. A large gas main is being laid ou Liberty stroet froin División to Main. Dr. T. P. Wilson has rented the front rooms over the postoffice, for an office. The Methodists are to have a iiaper bazaar, (whatever that is) abont the 18th of next month. Mr. John J. Rouison, after a ride across the county to Sharon, reports the wlieat in prime condition. Qold pins with " 3 " and "A. A. H. S." are going to be worn by the patriotic members of that class. New plate-glass f routs are being put Into several stores on Rata Street. The next move will be for stone side-walks. Ann Arbor evidently dkl not take much stock Id an Arbor day for we dld not hear of many trees being set out yesterday. While plowing on his farm In the township of Ana Albor, Monday morning, Andrew Mead had a leg broken by the plow bandle. John Doane, an oíd resident of Dexter, having erysipelas in the foot had to have it amputated last Monday by Dr. Franklin, assisted by Dr. Chase. The brlck house of William Brown of Webster burned down yesterday noon. It was insured in the Washtenaw Mutual for $2,400, and was almost a total loss. Last Saturday Albert Blaess, of Lodi, lost all of his barns by fire. The Germán Mutual Company had a policy on them of $3,000 partially to cover the loss of $5,000. The senior High School class has been having an awful time in getting an orator. At last, after several resignations, Miss Alice Wheeler has been elected and wlll accordingly deliver the oration at class day. The Jackson Congregational Conference met at Salem ' last week. Deacon P. L. Page read a paper on Temperance Legislation, and Rev. W. H. Ryder was chosen one of the two delegates to the next national council. The Secretary of the County Board of Examiners, W. W. Beman, earnestly desires every unemployed teacher wishing a school to communicate with him at once, as he has several unanswered applications froin sc'ioo! officers. Several new row boats have already appeared on the river this spring, among them being two elegant Raciue canoes. There is now quite a colony of boathouses clu8tered around the foot of the large bridge above the dain. There was a car sent from here to Dakota this week wliich would be a formidable rival to Noah's ark as regards its contents. There was the old family horse, the cow the dog, and the hens; household planta and furniture; 150 bushels of corn nnd lumber for three houses, besides innumerable boxes, bundies, packages, and other et ceteras commonly seen when people are on the move. Compared with the average for the inonthof March in the preceedingsix years measlesand influenza were more prevalent and whooping cough and remittent fever less prevalent during the month of March 1883. For the month of March 1883, comp;ired with the averages of corresponding months for the five years 1879-1883, the temperature was lower, the absolute and relative humidity, and the day and night ozone less. Miss K&te Rogencrans after many months of severe suffering, peacefully departed this life on Saturday morning, April 2Ist. Her funeral was attended on Sabbath afternoon by many of her friends, not a few of whom she had especially endeared herself to, by her watchful care and kindly mmistrations iu their families, duringseasons of sickaess or bereavement. The services were conducted by her pastor, Uev. R. B. Pope. Rev. Dr. Henry N. Hiulson, author of the "Harvard Edition of Shakespeare," "Life, Art, and Characters of Shakespeare" &c. will lecture on Hamlet Mor.% evening April aoth, at University Hall. Dr. Hudson has been a teacher of Shakespeare for over thirty years at Harvard and Boston Universities, and is generally conceded to be one of ihe foremost of modern Shakespearians. The price of aumission is twenty-five cents. The Comra&ndery receivcd lts annu.il visit iiom the Grand Commamler, Jesse. E. Sexton, of Detroit, Tuesday evening. A fine representation was present, aud the exercisys were closcd with a banqueG Eugene Sinithof Detroit, and olhcr piominent Knights wen visitors. The amateur opera company of fortyone persons which is going to produce the comic fairy opera lolantlie 0:1 the 25th of May has secured the new and elegant costumes and stage scenery used by the Kmma Abbott Opera Co. in llieir production of Iolanthe. The music will be f urnished by Speil's orchestra of Detroit. The principáis and choruses are under daily training, and the final production of the opera protnises to be tlie event of the season. The preparations for the entertainment to be given in the Opera house by the papila of Mr. II. C. Sheehan, Tuesday evenuing May lst, are about completed, and it promises to be the most pleasing entertainment of the season. There will be dances both old and new, all of them beautiful however, tliere is also a musical part to the programme, but something of special interest will be a niodification of Gounod's "Menuet de la Cour," done to the music by Boccarini, witli accompinying song. Every one should see this. By request of the Choral Union. Mr. Sheehan will delay commencing the performance till fifteen minute after eight. A criminal act unusual even to the court9 was recently done against a Polander, in Augusta, named Polzlu. He purchased a farm of 80 acres in Augusta last December, but was soon servert with papers of ejectment by David A. Noble, through bis attorney, James Olilán. Polzin employed a Detroit lawyer named Charles R. Ford to defend him and paid him $25.00. He now sues Ford on a charge of false pretenses, claiming that David A. Noble has been dead for years, that there is no such man as James Gillan and that Ford made it al] up lo get a fee. It is a queer case for a dead man to sue a uve one and by a lawyer who not onlv does not exist now but has never existed. Sunday an old man died at the County Ilouse, named August Teats. Ho was bom inBreslau, Mareh 17,1800. and being a musician he played in the orchestra of the King'stheatre there for 20 years. At la.t being blinded by the glare oi'the f oot lights he was pensioned by the royal family. He carne to this couutry in 1872, and for several years Mi face was familiar to the tlieatre-goers here, as he played the bass-viol in the orchestra. In bis native place he joined the Masonic fraternity and was buried by thatorder Wednesday afternoon from the house of Conrad Krapf, members of Schiller Lodge of Detroit attending and conducting the exercises in Germán. They were, P. M. Rohnsand Lichtenburg, Win. Meisner, John Petzhold; Louis Baire. Not a little interest is manifested in base ball in college this spring and arrangements have been maile for a series of seven games to be played by the University nine with foreign clubs. These games will be played Saturday afternoons upon the fair grounds. Uniforma have been ordered and the nine will be placed as follows: Walker.third base; Packard,pitclier; Montgomery.catcher; Bumps, centre field; Blackbuin, first base; Holmes, second base; Hawley, short stop; Allniendinger, left field ; McMillan, right field. Besides the gaines with the neighbWing clubs there will probably be tvvo games with league clubs, the Detroits ifld the Providence. The students are encouraging this in a practical way by liberully buylng season tickets in advance. Tlie proprietors of Fowler Bros. packing house in Kansas City, Mo., have issued the following notification to their workmen : " Having suftered great trouble and annoyance in consequence of some of our employés injuring tliemselyes by the use of alcoholic liquors, thereby causing distress and sufferingin their wives and children of the comforts of homa, we hereby give notice that any of our employés who are seen in, or hanging around drinking saloons, or gambling houses, whether during working hours or at any other time, or are known to use alcoholic liquor or other intoxicating beverages in any form or degree, shall be immediately discharged by us without notice." The firm employs about 1,000 workmen. - Noitliwestern Cbristian Advocate, April 18th. Tlie University Musical Society will give a grand popular concert on Friday evening, May 4th. This will be participated in by the Ann Arbor Choral Union, the Ann Arbor School of Music, tie University Male Chorus, and Mr. Schuit z, the popular violinist. This Society was organized for the promotion of music 11 Ann Arbor and not especially n the University. It aims to improve the quality of our cuurch choirs, and to afford our citizens an opportuuity to become accustomed to a good style of music and to learn to enjoy it. It has thus far spent much more inoney than bas been returned, and the Society intends to expend its whole receipts for public purposes. There ought, by all means, to be a large attend anee at this concert. The programme Ineludes Gounod's celebrated Grand Mass. Tickets, 2.1) cents ; for sale at the bookstores.