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In And About The City

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Conductor McGrath, of the Ann Arbor road, has reported for duty after his recent vacation. Major Nancrede was in the city for the last time today before he moves south with the troops. Ex-County Treasurer Brehm, who has been here sick for the past month, is aible to be out again. Engineer Thomas Luce, of the Ann Arbor road, has been enjoying a few days' leave of absence. Yesterday was the Queen's birthday. It was also Wm. Herz's. Both were celebrated very appropriately. The Ann Arbor High School team will play the Lansing High School team Friday, May 27th, at 3:30 p. m., at the Athletic Field. The teams are everly matched and a good game may be expected. The defendants' bill of costs in the Cari Wuerthner vs. Workingmen's Benevolent society was $139.90. All Wuerthner claimed was $78 and he has appealed to the supreme court. If beaten there he will have a big bill of costs to pay for going after $7S. The last meeting of the Gradúate club for the present year will occur mxt Friday evening, May 27, at the home of Prof. Kelsey, 826 Tappan street. It will be a musical evening. Prof. Stanley will read a paper on "Bayreuth and the Wagner Festivals," and Miss Bailey, of the School of Music, will sing several numbers. The mother of one of the boys in camp was wondering the other day how her boy happened to write his letters on Y. M. C. A. letter paper,. and was glad to learn from her friend to whora she spoke of the matter, that there was a Y. M. C. A. tent there, equipped with tables and writing materials for the use of the boys. Mrs. Rosa Baessler-Rodger died here Monday after an operation. She was 42 years of ag-e and lived in the northern part of the state. The deceaseii was a daughter of the late Peter Baessler and the funeral will take place at the homestead three miles northwest of the city. The interment will take place in Bethlèhem. cemetery Scio. Harry Douglass, of this city, and Sam Douglass, of Detroit, have organized a gas company of which they will have the controlling interest and will put in a plant at Mt. Clemens. Work on laying the piping will be otarted in a couple of weeks. There is no other gras company in Mt. Clemens and they ought to get good returns for the money. The Eastern Star Chapter held a great meeting last evening, there being about 125 present. A class of nine, consisting of Mrs. Dr. Copeland, Mrs Dr. Dewey, Mrs. Burrows, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maynard, A. O. Wright and J. S. Merri 11 were initiated. After the ceremony a banquet was given and dancing induiged in. The present advance in the price of beans is proving a bonanza, for the Ann Arbor railroad cmopany, and the dealers along that line. It is a well known fact that this road passes through the heart of ihe bean raising district and during the course of the year probably handles more of the Boston berries" than all other Michigan roads put together. The joint debate between the JefïerBonian, law society, and the Aipha Nu, literary society, will lake place in thlaw lecture room Friday, June 3 Both societies have defeated both the Websters and Adelphi, and this will be a contest for supremacy. The question ror debate is "Resolved, That a system of referendum be adopted in reference to state and municipal legislation." The Alpha Nu has the choice of sides. Two 'Varsity records were broken and one equalled in the annual meet at Regents Field yesterday. Hatch lowered the time in the half-mile run to 2 minutes 5 1-5 seconds, beating out Hayes In a fine finish, and Jones threw the discus 96 feet 4 inches. Captain Thomas equaled his mark of 22 seconds in the jM yard dash, narrowly defeatlng Thompson. The moet was run off in good shape, but the contestants for the most part seemed to be withcut life Eleven hundred and sixty-slx students took gymnasium work this vear as against 1,032 last year. This does not inelude 205 co-eds who have been working this year in the women's gym Minnesota the next largest colle of the West, has only 600 men in its gymnasium classes despite the fact that ?nmthWTrT ls mpu!sOry for freshmen. In the U. of M. a 10-pound gain in SSKf" n,Ot Unusual in the se of ZVZ ryearttend C'aSSeS regu" iet ? ' and 1S also decorated with ??.!? amonST o'hers "the maid wlth minfwfth1?' ?-nd eyes that -.ling mth blue." The souvenir Is m, sale at the Corner Store on State a" Sheehan's, Wahr's and Moore & WetSS3Ü" W" t0Wn StOre' Prtce 75 At a meeting of the senicr law rlaw t was decided to take no action Teíard woL 25c S a SOd Ad'Walter Tavior by ani Mrs. J. H. Lepper goes to Algonae tomorrow for a couple of days flshing. George M. Lewis, of Jackson, was the guest of Mrs. Gusta Whitlark while in the city. Mr. and Mrs. George Pond will go to Mt. Clemens tomorrow to spend a couple of days. John Baumgardner is putting in 28 new steps at the west and south front of the court house. Mrs. M. A. Burt, of Ceresco, Mich., is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. W. Cowie of W. Huron street. Wm. A. Condón has returned to Hancock after a brief visit with nis fareily on S. University avenue. Local Maccabees are reported to be desirous of running the flrst excursión to Detroit over the Detroit, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor electric railroad. The funeral of Mrs. Rosa BaesslerRodgers will take place tomorrow at 1 o'clock at the Baessler homestead three miles northwest of the city. The Detroit, Plymouth & Northville electric railway line is being constructed. That is the line it is proposed to continue to this city, entering from the north. Those who have missed "Bill" Green from his haunts about the city need not become unnecessarily alarmed. "William is at home practicing "111 Make Dat Black Gal Mine." Dr. Frank S. Bourns, who has been appointed to a position on General Merritt's staff, is a cousin of Dr. W. S. Loomis, of this city. Dr. Bourns was born in Dexter. The Register says Harris Ball has resigned the office of deputy sheriff, and will be a candidate for justice oí the peace if the cour.cil decices to hold a special election. The Ladies' Aid society of Trinity Lutheran church will serve ice-cream and cake in the charch parlors on Friday evening. Admission f ree; tickets 10 cents. All weieome. Hanover Square is within the cement walk district. The city is building a new plank walk around the square. The city is setting a bad example in violating the rules that it, itself, lays down. The Women's League will hold their inonthly reception Saturday, May 28, on the campus lawn north of the chemical building from 4 to 6 p." m. If weather Is not favorable it will be held in the Women's building as formerly announced. Owosso American: The May examinations of the Detroit conference of the Methodist Episcopal church are being held today at various points. Rev. C. L. Adams is conducting those for the Ann Arbor district in the M. E. church in this city. F. E. Dodds, of Saline, is taking an examination. Co. A, u. of M. Rifles, wa- inspected last night by the board and mayor of the city. A large crowd had gathered on the campus to witness the inspection. Several difflcult movements made by the company during the drill were generously applauded by the spectators. The whole company wore white duck trousers, which. gave It a fine appearance. Major Soule, Col. Dean and Mayor) Hiscocki made speeches and complimented the men on their military and the company on its good movement. Col. Dean stated that the request of the company to be color company of the University would in all probability be granted.


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