Regular monthly meeting of the council Monday evening.
John Haarer has commenced the erection of a new store on Liberty street.
Harkins & Willis filled a big order for Jim's toasters, from Los Angeles, Cal., yesterday.
The grand officers, Knights of Pythias, paid Ann Arbor lodge, No. 44, a visit Monday evening.
James Carroll was given 30 days at the county jail by Justice Frueauff for being drunk last Saturday.
Robert Popkins is building a fine addition to the front of his already nice house on Madison st.
Next Sunday at the M. E. Church, love feast at 9 o'clock a. m. and the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, at 10:30 o'clock.
The young people of the A. M. E. church had a pleasant and sociable time at Rev. Mr. Pope's last evening, on Fuller st.
John Lucas was hit by a falling timber last Wednesday, while at work on one of the university buildings, and had his arm severely injured.
Dr. C. George was kicked by a horse one day last week, and had his left knee dislocated. He expects to be out in a day or two, however. Prayer meeting at the M. E. Church is changed from Wednesday to Friday evening this week because of the commencement exercises. The Ann Arbor city band will give an excursion to Detroit and Put-in-Bay in the near future. So John Lindenschmidt says and John knows.
Next Sunday evening, at the M. E. church, Rev. Dr. Ramsay will preach a national sermon upon, "Providential Indications in the settlement of America."
Hutzel & Co. have bought the Jewett homestead, will plat the land and place it in the market. Herman says he may build a house on it for himself this summer.
Regent Whitman, will teach the young Americans patriotism at Dundee on July 4th. It can be depended upon that the Dundee people will have a good speech.
Blitz and Langsdorf will move out next week, and workmen will at once commence tearing down the old store preparatory to building it up again on a grand scale.
There were two cases of sunstroke in the city last week. Miss Stiles, of Elizabeth Street, and a little daughter of Geo. Ottley, of South Thayer street, being the unfortunate ones.
Eminent Commander Chas. M. Jones, of Wichita, Kas. Commandery, knighted Fred. A Howlett for the Ann Arbor Commandery, at the asylum last Friday evening, doing the work in a manner that the frats, say was immense.
The grand lodge of Good Samaritans, of this state, convened here last Thursday. There were about 300 delegates, men and women from Ypsilanti, Detroit, etc. It was a very good looking crowd of colored people, far above the ordinary.
Robert Burns and James McGuire were each sent to the county jail for ten days by Justice Pond, Monday, for being drunk on the streets last Saturday, and James Clark was sent to the Detroit house of correction 60 days for being a vagrant.
Arthur N. Hart, of Port Huron, and Miss Minnie Miley of this city, are to be married tomorrow evening at the residence of the bride's parents on South Main street. The couple will go to their new home with the best wishes of many Ann Arbor friends.
The Commencement Annual this year is to be the largest and most complete of any ever published. It contains nearly everything of interest delivered during the commencement exercises, and will be a publication that every person interested in the university will want to keep.
Charlie Clark found a tramp in his house in the eastern part of the city yesterday morning, whom he proceeded to subjugate, after which he tied him up with a rope, threw him into a buggy, and brought him down to jail. This is the fourth time his house has been broken into.
The Arbeiter Verein, of Saline, are making extensive preparations for a grand 4th of July celebration in Bassett's grove, Saline, to which all the world is invited, no matter how they vote. The Ypsilanti band will furnish the music, and a regular old-fashioned good time will be the result.
At the gravel pit in Pittsfield, located on the farm of Mrs. Wm. Goodekunst, the workmen unearthed the skeleton of a human being a few days since. As this is the sixth skeleton found there, together with tomahawks, arrows. ornaments, etc, it is conjectured that the place was once an Indian burial ground.
On Wednesday night last John O'Neil hung himself in the barn of Jacob Zwineke, of Northfield, because of despondency. O'Neil was a brave soldier, a member of Co. K. 4th Mich. Infantry, and was upwards of 60 years of age. His old comrades speak exceedingly high of him as a man and a comrade.
The alarm of fire last Thursday night, at about 10 o'clock, was caused by the igniting of the hay and straw in the loft of Robison's livery stable, located on the alley just east of their Fourth st. office. The prompt response of the fire department boys saved the destruction of many dollars worth of valuable property. The loss will be $500.00, fully insured.
James A. Marks, a student attending the State Normal School, was drowned at Ypsilanti, while in bathing last Saturday morning. He could not swim and got beyond his depths. He was to have graduated to-day and both his parents were there to witness the important event in the life of their son. What a sad ending. It will doubtless throw a gloom over all the exercises.
In the campaign of 1810 when "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" were on the war path, an excursion of whigs went down to Ohio on a campaign boom, and while there Mr. Solomon Mann brought home in his pocket an apple, the seeds of which he planted on his place in the western part of the town. One seed grew and the tree now stands there, and bears excellent apples, which were named by him the Harrison apple.
About a year ago Mrs. Mary Woodruff removed from this city to Detroit, in the hope of receiving aid for a cancerous trouble that was sapping her life away. But it proved of no avail, and she died a couple of weeks since. Leaving a family of three boys and one girl, she made a request of Mrs. John Burg to take her son Harold, a boy about 12 years of age, and give him a home. Harold was a great friend of Mrs. Burg's beloved son Johnnie, whose sad death is so well remembered, and was one of his pall bearers. Mrs. Burg will probably do as requested, and if she does the boy will have a good home.
In the death of Wm. A. Hatch, Sr., which occurred on Thursday noon last very suddenly, the city loses one of its most respected citizens, and the county one of its old pioneers, who for fifty years and over, had watched the progress of its growth and prosperity. Mr. Hatch had served the county as sheriff, was deputy U. S. Marshal for a number of years during and after the war. When a young man he was a fighting member of the famous Washtenaw Guards, holding the honored position of 1st. lieutenant. He leaves four sons: Wm. A., Edward, Charlie and Henry, all residents of this city, and the latter a compositor in the Courier office. Funeral services were held Sunday from the residence.
Regular monthly meeting of the council Monday evening.