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Ann Arbor will celébrate July 2. A tremendous crowd attended 4 Paws circus. Company A was out for practice Monday evening. Congressman Allen will orate atj Dundee on July 4. Chas. Kintner returned from Philadelphia, Saturday. Jos. Croman has accepted a position in a drug store at Ionia. A new time card went into effect on the Toledo road Sunday. Prosecutingr attorney Iiobison, oL De troit, spent Sunday in the city. Chris Heinzrnann, of Bay City, spent Sunday with friends in t ïia city. There was an important meeting of the carpenters union Monday night. ■ Jno. Walz is building a 81,500 house for G. Tuefle on West Seoond street. The Ann Arbor lodge of I. O. G. T. will hold a social Tuesday evening June 28. Some fíve car loada of Lansing people carne on the excursión to the city Saturday. C. A. Lewis, of Detroit, a fortner Ann Arbor business man, was in the city Alonday. H. Atkinson, of Manchester, came over to see the reu Friday, and remained over Sunday. The Suuflower base ball club beat the Pumpkins, of Scio, 20 to 9. The game was played on Sunday. There were a number of excursionista from Howell in the city Saturday, looking over the university. The "Helpers Band," of the Presbytenan church, have a strawberry and ioe cream festival tuis evening. R. Kempf broke ground Monday for his $8,000 residence on the corner of Lawrence and Ingalls streets. Hon. Wm. M. White, of Utica, N. Y. proprietor of the opera house, has beun in the city for several days this week. A. D. Besimer, of Detroit, has removed his place of business from 65 Griswold street to nnmber 293 Woodward avenue. The state Sunday school convention will be held in this city Tuesday and Wednesday next, at tlie A. AI. E. church. Al Stevens proposes giving a dance every Saturday night at the Lake house, Whitmore Lake, during the summer months. Chas. Laws pleaded guilty in the circuit court Monday to the charge of forgery. He was remandad to jail to await sentence. A divorce was granted Mary Keating Monday, from Wm. Keating, and Bliza Jane Clark was made happy by one from Edward D. Clark. Some 600 persons from this city, Chelsea and Manchester, pioknicked at Pleasant Lake Sunday. The Ann Arbor city band furnished musio. The T. A. A. & N. M. K. B. will run direct from Farewell to Cadillac, and through Clare and Wexford, and the northeast corner of Osceola county. Lew H. Clemente, dealer in sheet music, musical instrumenta and the celebrated Estey organ, has sometbing to say to the Demoorat readers today. A nine from company A has chai lenged a nine from the flre department to play base ball, and it has been accepted. The game will be played the last of the month. The residence of Prof. Kempf was raided last Friday attemoon during the ocoupants' absence, and the professor' watcb, three flnger rings and a pair of ear drops were carried off. That princc of good fellows, Gil R. Osman, for raany years editor of the state news column of the Detroit Evemng Newg, is now editing the state news column of the Evening Journal. Mra. Emeline Naggs, sister of T. F. Leonard, dropped dead Saturday morning just after arising from the breakfast table, of heart disease. She lacked only a few months of being 75 yoars old. Geo. H. 'Granville is serving a 60 day's sentence in the Detroit workhouse for being a common drunkard. llis wife has also sued for a divorue. Many years ago Granville was a resident of this city. The case of Jno. H. Thomas against F. B. Whitaker, formerly of Chelsea, but now a resident of Mendota, 111., has been continued over the May term on payment of f 5 attorney and clerks f ees. Monday evening next tliero will be a lecture given at the A. M. E. church, by the liev. D. A. Graham, of Flint. Subject, "The Negro's Place in History." There will be an admission fee of 10 cents. Soon the studente will leare us. Ex-Gov. Felch was in Detroit Monday. Cleveland hall, on Detroit street is no more. Wednesday was about the hottestday of the season . Strawberries only 4 ets. per quart, and a drug at that. Edward O'Neil is another of the luoky ones to receive a pension. Gil Snow's hvery barn is now illuminated by the Edson electric light. The high school commencement will be held in univereity hall June 24. Commissioner Dolan, of Lansing, is spending the week with friends here. The workshops of the T. A. & N. M. R. R. are to be located at Mt. Pleasant. Byron W. Forbes, of Forbes' Corners, was in the city Wednesday on business in the probate court. Wm. Williams, of Wyandotte, sucoeeds Milo Puloipher as operator in the Western umon office. Mrs. Julia Eldridge Lawrence, of Ohio, is visiting Miss Emily Eldridge, of Washington street. The electric light works have been painted and penciled, and other improvements made the past week. T. J. Keech is building a $2,000 residence on East Univereity avenue, which he will occupy after its completion. Lorenzo Davis continúes to improve slowly. This will be cheering news to bis many friends throughout the county. Geo. Wahr announces a great reduction salo of wall paper. His advertisenent will be found at the head of our ocal column. Hirnm Kittridge has purchased the old Oary house adjoining the Michigan Central depot, for $35. and will move it on to one of his lote. The Arbeiterbund convention in Ypsilanti this week was largely attended by metnbers of the association and their riends f rom all over the state. The Prince of Berries, is the name of he largest strawbernes being brought o market. They are raised by Jno. Huddy. They are simply mammoth in size. Hear us, hear us ! Down go the prices until July 1, is the way J. T. Facobs & Co., announce a reduction in :he prices of everything in thcir store. See ad. Mrs Mary Brinknell left yesterday for jogansport, Ind., and will return in a day or two with her mother, Mrs. Wm. Valker, who has been absent on a viíit for several weeks . The press club, of Toledo, has our ;hanks for an invitation to attend the opening of Presque Isle park, which ook place Wednesday. Business prevented us from being present. The Michigan Central railroad has concluded to give Peter Cary $500 and et him remove his old buildings or mild a new one as he may see fit. Mayor Smith succeeded in bringing the arrangement about. The restaurant just opened in A. R. lall's building, so long used for a grocery and bakery, seems to be doing a ine business. Such a place has long been needed here, and the proprietors should be encouraged. Services in St. Andrew's church next Sunday, as follows: 7:30 a. m. Holy communion; 10:30 a. m., morning prayer with special sermón by the reotor to the members of the Hobart guild ; 12 m., Sunday school ; 7 :30 p. m., evening prayer and sermón. Schub & Muehlig have rented J. T. Jacobs' new store on Washington street in whioh to show grates, mantles, and gas fixtures. Their hardware store will be connected with the new place by an arch way, thus givinx them an entrance Dn two streets. A branch of Norvill & Co's. bucket ' shop which has been doing business (?) in this city, went under Wednesday on ' account of the collapse of the fina in Detroit, caused by the great decline in wheat in Chicago, Tuesday, which i dropped 18} ets. on a bushei . Early closing is being advocated by the Two Sams. This would not only be i a fine thing for the clerks, but for j ness men as well who could spend their evenings at home. We notice that in other cities stores close at 6 o'clook; why not adopt such an arrangement here. When the streets were soraped and the dirt carted away, a number of holes required fllling. A little gravel here and there is needed, but to spread it on the same as has been the custom, would be a foolish thing. As the street fund is largely overdrawn, it will not be done this yoar. The second annual exhibition of the Ann Arbor art club, was given in the ladies' hbrary Tuesday and Wednesday. There were sketches in oil, charcoal and water colors, black and white tapestry and china painting, all of which was very much admired by those who attemled the exhibition. The club consiöts of 30 members. At a meeting of the board of directore of the Washtenaw mutual fire insurance company, Saturday, the by laws were amended so as to allow payment for insurance on work or carriage horses killed or injured anywhere in tht county, by lightning. Loases amounting to $900 were also adjusted. The Sons of St. George give an excursión over the Michigan Central next Thureday, June 23 to Detroit and then by boat to Walpole Island. As this is the first excursión of the season, there is no reason why the society should not be able to sell a large number of tickets. The fair for the round trip has been fixed at tho low pnce of $1.15. The people hereabouts have not yet ceased talking of governor luce. TÜey learned when he vetoed the appropriation bill why be did not visit the univereity when the legislatura was here. He probably thinks he did a big thing, but the people of Michigan look upon him as narrow minded, with only one idea regarding our great university. It is unfortunate for the republican party that the paper which aspires to be its organ of the state has not one good word so say for the university m its time of need In fact it looks as ïf the tables had turued, and that the democratie press had tiecomo the champiuns qf free schools and universal education. - Courier. Kight you ar,e Bro. Beal. Why should not the democratie papers stand by the university, when it was through the good old democratie party that the institution was founded. Some 300 wheelmen are expected to be present at the Bicycle club meeting to be held in this city July 8. There will be a business meeting at 10 ; hill climbing contest at 11 ; parade at 1:30; race around the campus at 2 ; triangle race at 3; team race from Ypsilanti to this place at 4:30; and reception at 8 p. m. A big time is expected. The following committeetnen have been appointed: General arrangement, J. J. Qoodyear ; badges and medals, J. K. Beal ; entertainment, C. W. Wagner ; races and runs, H. A. Kyer ; parade, Qeo. E. Frotbingbam; program, F. N. Heoion ; reception, Clarenpe Berry ; fluance, H. C. Nickels ; decóration, H. P. Ellis. The races will be free. In the commercial floral business, the successes of women have been many. From personal observation and dealings, the writer has no hesitaney in saying that when a male florist is brought into close competition with a female one, the latter will, in nine cases out of ten, bear off the palm. Among flowers she is in her element; her love for the beautiful and art'.stic will enable her to arrange the planta and flowers in unique and attractive designs, which are entirely beyond the ingenuity of the average male florist; huyere of plante and nowers are not slow to recognize the superior resulta, and to chooie accordingly.- George R. Knapp, in The American Magazine. Gov. lusa will uttend commencement exondara. O. O. Borg is frescoing Sam Miller's residence. The H. E . church ia to be lighted by electnoity. SheriH Walsh has six boarders at the present time. Geo. Eenwiok, of New Hudson, was in town yeeterday. There will be no temperanoe meeting Sanday afternoon. H. F. Taber expects to leave about July 1, for Dakota. Wednesday strawberries had dropped to $1.50 perbushel. J. T. Jacobs went to Columbas, O., yesterday on business. M. J. Martin returned from Grand Bapids ruesday night. But very little business is being transacted in the justioe shops Mrs. Martha Kotts, of the first ward, died Saturiay, aged 60 years. Mrs. Geo. Wahr is expeoted home today from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Robt. E. Costello, of Chicago, is visiting nis mother, Mrs. A. Kearney. Fred. Lutz moved into his new house on West Huron street, yesterday. Mrs. A. U Roberts, of Ft Madison, Ia., is risiting her brother, A. B. Cole. Mrs. S. S. Blitz and family, have gone to Detroit for a three week's visit. Several trampa begging on the streets Tuesday, were run in by the officers. Mahaney, who is pitching for the Alpena club, gives good satisfaction. Prof. Steere will leaye about the middle of July for the Phillipine Islands. Last season was a busy one for building, but this year knocká the spots oñ. Chris. Brenner took in the Arbeiter bund oenvention, at Ypsilanti, Tuesday. St. Johns' day, June 2é, will be observed by Ann Arbor commandery K. T. Ed Green, a brother of M. M., and B. Green, of this city, died in Detroit Tuesday. Some one stole 100 bars of soap from Mrs. Gabler's back yard Wednesday night. E. M. Southard caught a fine string of pickerel and bass in the Huron, neuuay . Prof. A. H. Pattengill Las recently purohased a $300 Hambletonian 3-year old colt. Mrs. Royal's residence on División street is being handsomely decorated by O. O. Sorg. E. E. Worden, of California, waagiven a reception luat evening at the residence his parents. Andrew Cary, of Jonesville, and Ellen Ryan, of this oity, were married Tuesday morning. It is not necessary to go to the river for a bath, for you will be given one at Snow's livery barn. 8. P. Jewett is making improvements about his residence at an expense of several hundred dollars. Another meeting in the old masonic hall tonight to perfeot arrangements for celebrating on Jiily 2. Fred Hahn, wife and danghter, visited Ypsilanti Tuesday, and were the guests of Geo. Richel and wife. Phil Stimson arrived in the oity Wednesday, after a three weeks visit in the northern part of the state. Mrs. Consadine, mother of the Rev. Wm. P. Consadine, of Chelsea, died in Detroit, Wednesday morning. Next Wednesday occurs the re union of the Jí'ourth Michigan Infantry, with headquarters at Firemen's hall. The private telegraph line between the Western union office and Milo Pulcipher's reaidence has been taken down. Second animal exhibition of drawings by scholars of the publio schools, today and to-morrow in the fifth ward school building. J. li. Stone, of the Franklin house has been elected a member of the executive committee of the Michigan hotel keepers association. The knights of rest are talking Rome of taking part in the Fourth of July parade, providing the committee will furnish oarriages. Mrs. Godfrey Beek, of the second ward died suddenly Wednesday evening of heart disease. She was a sister of Mrs. Jno. Muehlig. Some one went through Jas. Cassman's house Tuesday night and got nearly $27. The burglar must have been astonished at the amount. Dr. Douglas A. Joy, a gradúate of the medical departraent, and who afterwards became a professor in the college, died in Omaha the flrst of the week. He was a son of Dr. Joy, of Marshall. Don't forget the excursión next Thursday under the auspioes of Chatham lodge, No. 130 Sons of St . George, to Walpole Island. Only $1.15 for round trip tickets, Children under 12 years half price. The senate on Friday passed the university appropriation over the governor's veto. Economy is a great principie, but it cannot be apphed to the detriment of the institutioiiH of a great state. Let the house follow the example set by the senate. The proprietor of the opera house has concluded to make some extensivo repairs during the summer. A new tin roof is to be put on, and the entire building, including stores and offices will be heated by steam. Further improvements are also contemplated. The necessary bonus having been raised to start a canning factory, Allmendinger & Schneider will commenoe operations at once. They have purchased the largest size evaporator and will be ready to start up this fall. The enterprise is in good hands. We have listenod to many able and excellent speeches in the legislature this term, speeches that would have been a credit to any legislativo body. But the one delivered Tuesday by Senator Gorman on the celebrated Cross insurance bill was a model of perfeotion. Fully understanding every phase of the subject, fully realizing the importance of the measure, and having the courage of bis convictions, he made the most complete, conciso and logical argument in its favor, that bas been made by any member of either house or senate upon any measure during the session. Senator Gorman has a brilliant future, andwe wish him success in all he under takes.- Lansing Sentinel . Milo Pulcipher, the veteran telegraph operator, who has been in the employ of the Westera Union for the last 20 years, has resigned his position, the same taking effect yeeterday. He has accepted a position on the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas railroad - construction department at an increased salary - and flxneots to leave for the south about Julv 1. The many f rienda of Mr. P. will regret to know of his determinution to leave Aun Arbor, but he feels that a chango of business and climate will be beneficial to bis healtb, whicli has beoome impaired by bis close confinement for so many years in a telegraph offloe. W herever he may lócate the best wishes of his numerous fnends will go with him. The day of Forepaugh's circos a large number of people went down to see the train come in. Among the number was John C, son of John Burg. Tbe boy was walking by the side ef tbe cars when he stumbled over an ash pile and feil underthe wheels of the moving train. He succeeded in pulling one leg out, but before he could extract the other it was run over just below the knee and mangled in a fearf ui manner. The unfortunate lad was taken to his father's residence, where the injured member was amputated by Dr. Smitb, assisted by Drs. Morton and Darling. But the shock proved too great, and he died in tltt' evening. His age was 13 years, 0 months and 27 days. The funeral Sunday waa lnrgoly attended. The whereabouts of Jno. and Edwaed Kenneally, or thcir heirs would like to be known, as by the death of a relativa a large estáte awaita división. One of the brothers is thought to have settlei in this eounty. Postmaster Duily has a letter bearing more fully on the subject. The authorities of the university desire us to express their regret that they are unable to invite to the semi-centennial banquet many citizens whom they have been glad to weloome to commencement dinners in previous years. They have regarded it as their duty first of all to make room for the alumni and eertam official guests, such aa ex Regenta, invited delegates from other colleges and universities, etc. It is very diffioult to make suitable provisión for all the alumni who will be present and will wish to attend. Our citizens who are not alumni, will it is hoped, appreciate the circumstances, which now restriot the invitation8. All will be very welcome, as usual, to the public exercises of the week. Peterson for Jüly begins a new volume, and we can honeetly say that, exceptional in merit as it has proved ltself this year, the present number is an advance on its predecessors. The steeleugravinfí, "The Pet JRabbit," is of rare beauty. A new serial begins, by Miss Bowman, the popular Southern writer, oalled "Along the Bayou," and. to judge (rom the opening chapters,!it will prove even superior to her former stories. A special interest attaches to the illustrated paper, "The Princes of Modern Art," from the faot that it was the last article ever written by Charles J. Peterson, and is done in bis happiest and most disoriminating manner. Terms: two dollars per year, or one dollar for six months, with large reductiona to clubs. The premiums offered for getting up clubs are very handsome. Specimen oopies sent free those desinng to get up clubs. Address, Peterson's Magazine, 300 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. The laying of a two inch pipe from wells No. 5 and 6, on the Bailey farm to khe L'pton works, a difltanco of threeEonrths of a mile, was completed on Friday, and the nest morning gas was introdaoed under one of the boilers. Within twenty minutes from the time the gas was lighted under a oold boiler, the steam gauge showed a pressure of 10 pounds, and with but a trille of gas turned on, 80 pounds of steam was kept up during the forenoon with the engine running. At the same time a gauge attachment to the gas pipe just outside the valve which admita gas to the boiler, showed a steady pressure of from 130 to 140 pounds. The fact of most importance is that the commercial value of Port Huron's gas wells has been proven, and there is scaroely rooia for doubt that the deposita are practically inexhaustible, for a long term of years at least.- Port Hurón Daily Times. What a fine thing it would be for Ann Arbor if the company here ihould flnd gas in large quantities. And there is good reuHon to believe that the experiment will prove a success. When the artesian well was being dug on the west side of the court yard square considerable gas was disoovered.


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