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The enthusiasm shown at the meeting of the Business Men's association, held on Tuesday evening, is very encouraging. There is an evident determination on the part of the members to wake up and take some decisivo steps in the interest of the city. President Keech occupied the chair and A. L. Noble was made secretary pro tem. The animal election of officere first took place, with the following result: President, A L. Noble; yice-president, J. F. Schub; secretary, G. Frank Allmendinger; corresponding secretary, S. A Moran; treasurer, Fred. Schmid; memoer of board of trustees, G. F. Allmendinger. A lively discussion with regard to the future of the association took place. Mr. Allmendinger contended that, despite the cavila of outsiders, it had already done much for the city. It had brought the capsule factory, the boiler works, the refrigerator works, and had taken the firet steps toward securiiig electric ligbts. It had biso published a pamphlet, which, in the speaker's opiniĆ³n, had attracted many people to Ann Arbor. As to the future, he thought that one of the most feasible projects was the establishment of a school of music. Such an institution would, in a few years, bring not less than 1,000 studente to this city. Furthermore, said he, we have right here the proper man to start 6uch an enterprise. Th! question naturally arises, How are we to get themoney? Mr. Allmendingerbelievedthat$25,000could be raised by careful personal solicitation. Or, if the project were thought to be of sufficient public interest, the legislature might be called upon. S. A. Moran liad talked with Prof Stanley about the matter, and was convinced that the plan was a feasible one. Col. H. S. Dean was sure of it. He believed that a conservatory of music equal to that in Boston could be established in Ann Arbor. The great trouble with the business men of this city, said he, in that they care more for a peck of peanuts near their eyes than they do for $100,000 further off. J. F. Schuh thought that if the association were to accomplish would be obliged to raise some kind of a fund. This t could do by assessing every member fifty cents a month. G. F. Allmendinger believed that the time had arrived wnen it would be advisable to publish aiotber pamphlet, and upon his motion the following committee was appointed to investigatehe matter: G. F. Allmendinger, H. S. Dean and C. V. Wagner. 8. A. Moran stated that he had in view the publication of something of this kind as a private enterprise. All he wanted was the endorsement of the association. The school of music project was inaugurated by the appointment of the following committee: T. J. Keech, Moses Seabclt, Ottmar Eberbach, J. E. Beal, Christian Mack, H. J. Brown and Dr. W. J.Herdman. The sewerage question came up for discussion and the following memorial to the council, offered by Col. Dean, was adopted: "The plans of sewerage by Prof. C. E. Greene, have been endorsed by the board of public works, the board of health, a former common council, and unanimously endorsed by the recent joint committee on sewerage; also by nearly every physician in the city. This association therefore respectfully asks the council to permit the citizens themselves to decide by ballot if the plan proposed shall be carried out."


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