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The Ann Arbor Turn Vereln held Uieir annual festival at Turner park last Sunday. There was a goodly attendance. Ir ibably some of the rankcst aud largest pursley In the state of Michigan 13 growing on I'rof Steere's onion farm. As work on the new Curistian church on 8. Ualversity ave. progresses It develops a quaint but quite pretty edlflce. On or about Sept. lst Henry Frank wiil open a restaurant in the building on Uuron street vacated by Steven's barber shop. The hor8e of Henry Purfield became scared while hitched on N. Main at. near Allen'a Creek, last Tlmrsd-iy and made U1I112S lively for a time. Tliia item was written with a T., A. A. & N. M. Ky. pencil purlolued from Station Agent Hazlewood's vest pocket. Il'd a 'Mandy," - the pencil. The Union services wlilch have been so pleasaut during the last Tour weeks will be conthuied next Sunday evening at Mie Methodist churcli. Preaching by Dr. Studley. The blimls are closed, the curtaing drawn, and a ring at the bell brings no respouse at most of our residences. "Out of town" Is the quite general an3wer to Inqulrlei for peoplo. Postmaster Beal is giving hls tvvo sons Elmer and Rice the benelit of a little experlence in business by havingthem serve as temporary clerks in the postoilice durin;; vacation, without pay. James R. Angelí and George P. Codd represented the Detroit Athletic Association In a tennis touriiaraent at Chicago and were beatcn by the Chicago team in doubles. The consolutiou game was won by Angelí. City Attorney Kearney has filed the necessary papers in the clerk's office to commence proceedings to condemn property on the east side of División street, between North and Detroit streets, needed to widen tliat street to its f uil width. The Stor Mountaln Mining Co. held a meeting in Detroit the other day. Hitdn't heard of it in a long time. Thought perhaps it had gone to sleep. Au n Arbor has reíused to ralse $5,000 to lmprove her wulks. To muke her wallis secure trom the depredation of the HtudenU tliey ueed to be well anchored.- So. Plcket. Wliile the latter statement might have been true some years ago, lt is not true now. The studenta havo not torn up a sldewalk in Ann Arbor for many years. That is one of the things tliat is passed and gone, probably never to be revived. For nearly all new walks now are stone walks. The town has been overran wlth agenta, most of tliem sel 1 Ing hooks, the past two weeks. One gentleman told us as many as slz ctilled at hls resldence in one duy. Nearly uli of them are studente of the Unlverstty or Normal Sohools.- Dexter Leader. These young men and woinen are endeavoring to earn tnoaey to piiy for their education, and they ought to be encouraged ia the undertaking. Down at the M. C. depot they get a dlversity of perfumes. The fragrance of the sweet clover that linea the banks of the bridge approaches is very pleaslng during the day time, but the aroma that arises f rom the slaughter houses in the evenings and during the nijjht is aot quite so pleasant to the nostrils. . A pity it is that so few people know how to appreciate flowers. They are the emblems of love and purity, yet are almost entirely unknown in half our country homes. Cultívate a love for flowers, decórate the house, yard and garden with them and home will not seem so desolate. - Democrat. Truer words were never written. Kobert Downin?, said to be the true successor of the late lamen ted John McCullough, and wlio has placed himself on an equal footing with the great tragedians of the day will appear in this city early In September In a grand production of "The Gladiator," supported by bis own fine company which includes Miss Kugenic Blair, a lady whose beauty and wonderful dramatic attainments have givea her a place aiuong the first actresses on the stage. County Treasurer Brehm is a member of Oompany A, but he doesn't have to attend the annual encampiueut. Xo soldier can be compelled to atteud without a uniform, and so farthe state has utterly falled to procure for Mr. Brehm a suitable outtit. The common breeches sent out by the state are nothing but ordinary knee breeches when Gus gets theni on, and he very naturally objecu to belng unifonned as a '70 grenadier, when attending a modern " training day," or "general muster." Prof. Perry had the raisfortune to have tii horse killed by a train on the Lake Shore road in Pittsfield township laat week. The horse had been turned out to pasture, and it surprised him so to see a train on th:it branch of the L. S. road that In a moment of frenzy he jumped over the fence, and getting upon the track attempted to out run the train. The attempt was a failure. The horse was valued at f 150, and was a great pet of the family, who feel very badly over its sad fate. ■ Win. A. Clark is now kceping books forJ. M. Stafford. Co. Treasurer Brehra paid out $40.29 for sparrow scalps last week. About 300 penple attended the K. O. T. M. excursión to Toledo ycsterday. Mrs. Lockhard havinjt sold her residence In this city wlll remove to Chicago. Home-made blackberries are now in market. and are very nice at SH cents per quart. The High School base ball nine went to Corunna last Frldny and had a game with the club of that city. Louise Houeisen, of the 3d ward died Monday of diphtheria, aged 12 years and was buried the same day. Catharine JIcNally, whose home was on Catharine 8t., 3d ward, died last Friday, aged 2G years and 9 months. Last Friday Charlie, the little fourycars old child of Chas. Bucklin.fell in the river at Delhi, and was drowned. The Unitarian church library will be open for the drawing of books each Sunday during the vacation from 4 to C p. m. Town Clerk Parshall of Ann Arbor town will be at the court house next Saturday to pay woodcliuck and sparrow bounties. Randall has made a large group picture for J. T. Jacobs of the republican delegates to the natlooal convention at Chicago in 1884. The Hission Circle of the M. E. cburch have an ice cream social at Mrs. McKenzie's, No. 50 S. División st., on Thursday (to-morrow) evening. Jiemember the meeting of the managers of the Wa8htenaw Co. Ag. & Hort. Society Fiiday forenoon at 10 o'clock, at tlieir room in the court house. On the 18th of August John R. Miuer, Chas. E. Hiscock Sam Langgdorf and Z. Hoatli go into camp at the Keystone club house. They will not take their families. The court house basement is haring a floor of cement placed over and upoti the brick floor. It will be a very great lmprovement íf it proyes durable. Alderman Will Miller is now a live wlde awake únele, and George H. Miller Is papa. A little daughter last Thursday. Here's to a long life for the nevr corner. A fine, handsome dog created considerable amusement on the Street Monday by prooien ading up and down in a lordly 111:111 ult carrying his muzzle In his moutb. Aldcrman John O'Mara and wife, of the 4th ward, were called upon to suffer the loss of their little dauguter, Mary, last Tliursday. Sbe was ü years old, and died with pneumonía. The remains of Mrs. Francés E.Wood, of Chicago, 111., were brougbt to tuis city Monday, and funeral services were held froia the residence of SIrs. Austi A. Wood, on Wushtenaw ave. The annual union Sunday School excursión, of the different protestant cliurches of the city will take place somewhere between tho 5th and the 12th of August, probably to Detroit. About 20 workuien coinmeuced making the dirt il y at the Beakes st. bridge crossing of the M. C. R. K. this tnorning building the new street railway track. Chas. S. Fall is the superintendent. There are some chaugcs being made in the iuternal arrangements of the money order department at the post oitice, which will help expedite business when the rush cúinniencvs at the opening of the Pamelia Dawes, mothcr of Mrs. C. M. Stark, of N. Main st., (lied July 1G, agcd 81 years. Death resultcd froin a fall, at wliich time a liip was broken. Funeral services were held Friilay last, from the rtsidence. Albert Steffen will appear before Justice Pond to-day and answer to a charge of cruelt y to animáis, the specitlc charge being that of beating a covv with a club. He gave bonds in the sum of $100 to appear for trial. Next Sunday niorning at the Baptist church, Mr. F. 8. Retan, one of the stu" dent volunteers for foreljrn misslons will speak on hls chosen life-work. Thls wide-spread student movement Is awakening deep Intereat. Goorge Davis was brought betore Justice Butts last Saturday, churged with stealing goods valued at about $lt) from the station building at Worden, on tLe evening previous, nuil was bound over for trial at the iiext term of court. Since tlie lst day of January Washtenuw county lias paid $8o3.O7 for sparrov-3. This representa, says the Argus, 26,769 sparrow scalps. If all counties wou ld do as well this bird nuisance would be done away wlth in a little while. Indian Commissioncr Jacobs has a inodurui.ud buckboard that ia quite a vehicle. It can be used with a single seat, or lixed with an Kugllah coach seat with back to horae. In case all the family desire to go the accomraodating vehicle can be turned into a two seated carry-all very quickly. At the fine residence of II. M. Taber, Esq , on Monroe st., ilonday afternoon, Mr. Eugene McAllaster, of Detroit, was united in marriage with Miss Kittie Faulkner, niece of Mis. Taber. Rev. J. M. Gelston performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by the immcdiatc relatires. "I wa8alwaysademocrat,"said a sturdy old farmer the other day, "till the demócrata proposed to put every thing the farmer raises on the free list, while they gave protection to southern and other industries, but there is no other way for us to protect ourselves, and I for oue ahall vote the republican ticket." At a meeting of the County Medical Society held at the Hawkloi House Ypsilanti, last Frlday the following offtjers were elected for the ensuing year: President- Dr. II. Glbbes of Ann Arbor. Vlce President- Dr. ChrlstUn Auderaeu, of Ypsllantl. SeoreUry-Dr. C. G. Darllog, Ann Arbor. Treasurer- Dr. F. K. Owen, of Ypstlantl. George Green, wuo lives northeast of the city In Ann Arbor town, feil from a load of hay last Satimlay, and had one of his lega so badly smaslied that amputation became necessary and the injured member was taken off above the knee. He has deen a hardworking man and has the universal sympathy of nelghbors in hts allliction. It Is estimated on a close count that the recent census developed the fact that there are 278 widows In thls city, (nearly all of them tax-payers and property owners), and 240 ladies passed the period of life known as "better tuan 40." Many of the latter are also property ownera and tax-payers. Probably no city of its lze In the United States can duplícate this record.


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