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county jail. The Latlies' Charitable Union will meet tliis p. ra. at the residcnce of Mrs. Bird. A 8t:iirway is being built In the Duffy block between the stores to accoinmodate occupauU of the second floor. Oliver M. Martin has bought the store occupied by King, the gunsiuith, and expeets to move thereto next week. The printing of the board of supervisor's proceediugs bas been awarded to the Coukier for the present session. Wm. öweenny of the 4th ward, is feri ously ill, wlth little hope of recovery, bis disease being cáncer of the stotnach. Edmund Lawton, a resident of Green Oak, died Oct. 23, aged 77 years, and was buried trom the Xorthficld church on Monday. It is expccted tbat the engine will arrive ;ind be put up so that the water works system can be tosted by the 2Oth of next montli. The young people's society of the Presbyterian church liold a social next Friday evening at Dr. Jackson's, corner of División aud Liberty streets. The Saline Observer is authority for the statement tlmt onions are excellent braiu ilevelopers. Hal hal Been robbing some one's oniou patch, eh? Not a postal card to be had at our P. O Wluit's the matter wlth the government? So busy settling tlie question of who shall hold the offices that there is 110 time for business snpposeable. The rcniaiiiB of Mrs. Susan D. Hartshorn, of Mexico, N. Y., raother of Mrs. D. Wofid, f.irmerly of Ann Arbor, were brouglit to this city Tnesdny of last week and interred In Forest Hill Cemetery. Monthly meeting of the Washteuaw Pomological society on the 7th of Nov., at 2 o'clock p. m. in the basement of the court house. Reporta trom delegates to the American poinolojrical society at Grand Hapids. Question box. Mrs. Bird, who owns the farm through which runs the path known as the "short cut " to the water works, objects to BOine of the rade things done by a few lawless nes takiujf ailvantage of her kindness, and uiiloë thcy are stopped,she will close it up entiiely. Sportineii will :lo well to paste this on the miizzle of their gun before ghooting anything: State game law: Wild turkey, Oct. 1 to Jan. 1 ; quuil, Nov. 1 to Jan. 1; snipe or water fowl, Sept. 1 to May 1; pinnated grouseor prairie chicke Sept. 1 to Nov. 1; partridge, ruffled grouse and wood teal, mallard and gray ducks, Sept. 1 to Jau. 1. Sunday Cbas. S. Millen noticed that the house of his father had been broken open, and upou investlgation, It was found tliat the whole house had been ransacked from cellar to garret, drawers broken open, and everythinjf ruinaged turough. It is thought that nothing but sil verware was tnken, but just how much had been stolen it was impossible to teil. AHliough the state taxes are rauch larger than lastyear, as stated week before last, yet it is thought that the aggregate will be less than two years ago, when upwards of $105,000 had to be levied and collected in thia couuty. County Treasurer Belser thinks the couuty taxes will be about f 3G.0OO tliis year, $G,000 more than last, bringiog the total tax for the county a trille below 100,000. Prosecuting Attorney Norria liad a trial last Monday, with the Board of Supervisors as jadge and jury, and Messrs. Sawyer, Crauier, Sessions, et al., as attorneys for the complainant. He pleaded Jiis own case, assisted by County Clerk Robison, and by a poll of the jury was unaüiniously returned as "not guilty." The argumente on both sides were in. genious and lcarned. But the evidence imving the most weight with the jury "was not the prosecutor's ability or right to prosecute or discharge a prisoner, but the fact that his refusal to prosecute had saved the county some f10,000 or $12,000 as compared with the days when the "tramp business" was in its glory. That was the trump card, the right bower, the flush, the three of a kind, etc. It made no difference how, when or where it was saved - the fact existed that it had been saved. That wa3 enough. If this city is such a wicked place as a correspondent in one of our contemporarics would raake the world believe it is, wliy don't he ïnove out of tt, and flnd some pare place, congenial to his sanctified pirit? Such terrible wickedness may ontaminate and corrupt him. If the people here are sleeping at such a terrible cost, why don't he wake up, htmself ? If he is so wise in respect to Ann Arbnr's wickedness it is his duty to try and puiify it. If he knows half as much as he would have the people infer from his fearful words, he should place hls evidence whcre it would benefit the people instead of wusting his breath and time in the public prints, growling about it. A man who will deliberatly besmirch his own home is a queer sort of an individual, and the quicker he gets a divorce the botter- for th home. J. Clinton has moved hls tallor shop to rooms over Wines Sfc.Worden's store. Sereral people drove down f rom Dexter last Sunday evening to hear thc discoursc of Rev. W. W. Ramsey. Certain it is that there is uo use of inaking arrests if the culprits arrcsted are discharged without irosccutlon. The building ol a fcuce around the new jail and lot may be a good thiug to establish the line, but nothing more. An infant child of Mrs. Qoodspecd of Fifth street, died Sunday and the remains were taken to Monroe for internient. The wlfe oí F. A. Welch, a student of of theliterary departmeut, residing in the Unity block, died Thursday night last. K. J. Johnson has sold hts stock oi nata and caps to C. H. Richuiond, who will occupy the Vanderwaker store 011 Main st. The new co-operative shoe factory of Detroit has purchased the tools and tixtures of the oíd Krause shoe tuctory of th8 city. Rev. Dr. Hopper, a life long uiissionary in China, will lecture ut the Presbyterian church next Friday evening. Citizens generally are invitcd to attend. There was a scene of domestic infelicity and trouble on Fifth street last Sutiday, that waa not only pitiful, ia one lense, but pronounced by neighbors to be disgusting and outrageous. Complaint is being made of the intolerable nuisance of burning leaves on the streets and filling houses with smoke froui the smudges. But what can you do with the leaves, if you don't burn them up ? Justice Breiman sniiles a smile that is peculiarly happy because of the neutness and newnesM of the paint, piaster, etc., Ín his new quarters. But he is as stern aud unbencling as ever toward the lawbreakers. The other evening a fellow with a poetic turn of mind, too full of "bug juice" or his own or any other person's good, was holding up a shade tree on Ann street, and repeatinjj this couplet: Leaves have their time to fall, and so have I. 'be cause Is the same, we're gettlng dry. We were in error in stating last week hat the Ladies' Library Association had nearly paid in full for their now buildn. The debt is really about $2,200, and our citizens cannot more worthily bestow aid, than in assisting the ladies to ree their beautiful building from this inlebtedness. Tlie followingcommittees of the school mard have been announced for the ensung year: On teachers and text-books, W. D. Harriman, Dr. Haskell, W. B. Smith; íinance, P. Bach, J. T. Jacob; J. S. Beal; buildings and grounds, L. Gruner, A. M. Doty, J. T. Jacobs; library, Mrs. S. H. Bishop, Dr. Haskell, W. D. larri man. The temperance organization known as tie White Cross now has a memberábip f 172, and is gradually inereasing, 17 new members being added last Sunday vening. There will be no trouble in maintaining this organization and pushng it to a grand triumph if the managen vill as studiously avoid politics as they ilways havedone religión. Regular nieetngs of the club on each Monday ni;ht, hU3 beginning the week well. There will be a gospel temperance meeting at the old Baptist church Friday veiuug, to be addreáseil by Hev. Samuel iarp. The question of purchasing the ld Baptist church for the use of the temperance people- all organlzatlons joining ogether - will be cousidered at that time. 'he plan is to form a stock company, diiding the purchase price into 400 shares f $5 each. It looks as if the sche me would be successful, and we hope that it will. E. B. Hall correcta us on the 40 cubic eet to the ton item. He says the ligures vary with the kind of coal, the quality nd the grade. There is a material dif'erence in the quality, the poorer grades elngmuch lighter than the bettsrgrades nd therefore requiring more space. Mr. i. has taken pains to weigh and mensure everal grades and he fluds the following gures the correct ones : Nut coal 37 cubic feet one ton ; stove coal 36 cubic feet one ton; grate 34@35 feet one ton, and so on to the end. There was n high old time at the Salvatioa Army barracks Sunday evening. Ligbts wure put out, missiles thing and the "old scratch" to pay general ly. The pólice clearecl the huil and arrested one young mau who persisteJ in being loudmouthed and boisterous. He was taken to ja il though there was quite a niob that objected. He was leleased, however, on lus own personal rcco;iiizance to appear Monday at 2 p. m , at the office of Justice Frueauff. And there the case ended. No proseeution has been heard of so far, and Justice Frueaufl'&ays no proceeding iustituted bufore hiin. There is one reform that is satlly necded. The price of text books should be reduced. The idea of paylng $1.10 for a geography worth ubout 50 cent;; and 85 cents for an aiithmetic that ought to be sold fur 35 cents; and 65 cents fora reader that could be sold for 30 cents at a fair proflt, is an outragc ujiou parunU obliged to parchase them. No wonder publishing houses are continually ñghting for the jirivilege of tutvlng their particular books adopted. No wonder that ageats can be employed at high salaries to scour the country and attempt the corrnption of boards of education. The people have to pay all these expenses in enormous prKes for the books. It is not the local dealer who makes the money, it is the publisher. At the court liouse Monday morning we overheard a supervisor, one who is creditcd usually with a heap of good coniinon senBe, remark that "for one he had got through voting money with which to pay for the proseeution of crimináis in Aun Arbor. If this city wuuts her crimináis prosecuted let her prosecute them herself," or words of the saine import. Hut yet this same man would kick uiitil the leather, stocklng and skin covering of his heels were worn clenr througli and down to the bone before he would let Ann Arbor off from payiug her share (one-rlfth), toward the prosecution of the crimínala in hls townshlp. It Is a just(?) and fair(?) propositlon, isn't It, that Ann Arbor should pay her share, (and according to the assessment she pays more tban her share) toward the criminal prosecutions in this county until it comes to her own; which ene must be compelled to bear alone? If this sort of business is to be inuugurated let it be dona as it should be. Let every township, villaje and city pay its own expense?. Anu Arbor is perfectly willing to agree to that proposition. But until that is done, this or no otlier supervisor has the right to make such a position m tha one raferred to.