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Zion's Sunday school picnic next Thursday. A threshing machine for sale. See want column. Business men's .meeting in council room this evening. All over the city shade trees may be found that are dying. The council meets Monday evening in regular annual session. A new floor has been laid this week in Goodspeed & Son's store. Wheat throughout the countj averages up better than last year. Ten saloons in the city have paid the $300 tax and 22 the $500 tax. Look out for a new laundry wagon on the streets, the 3rst of September. The State fair will be held in Jackson this year on the week of September lOth. The democratie county convention will be held earlier than usual this year. A Woman's Relief Corps will be organized in this city, auxiliary to the G. A. R. post. Fred W. Stevens, lit. 'S6. lias accepted a SI, 400 position as teacher in the Hyde Park schools. Eev. Thomas l'arry, of Michigan City, will preach in the Presbyterian church next Sunday. Andrew Muehlig is happy over a nine pound boy who arrived at his home Wednesday evenina. Some early peaches, grown here, are inthemarket. The erop will not be as large as last sear. A night blooming cereus was exhibited at James Tom's green house on Miller avenue, Monday evening. William T. Hatfield and MissMartha A. Kent were marriedon Wednesday of last week by Rev. W. W. Ramsay. A teachers' examination was held here yesterday and thirty candidates were examined, mostly young ladies. J. P. Hoflman has opened a new music store at 69 South Main Street and is handling pianos, organs and music. Rev. Dr. kRamsay preaches on the Adyantages of Holinesa next Sunday morning and on Faithfulness in the evening. A colorea man was brought from Ypsilanti to the jail yesterday to serve a ten days' sentence for stealing a cushion from a buggy. Every business man has a deep personal interest in the business coming before the Business Men's Association this eveninR. Hermán Vedder, of Augusta, will receive $26.66 from the Washtenaw Mutual Fire insuranceCompany for a cow killeJ by lightning. Henry Gage wás fined $10 and S3.30 costs by Justice Frueauff last Friday for havini? assulted John Koch. Gage paid the fine aDd costs. H. Laubengayer has placed a new sausage machine, run by a Backus water motor in his market on Main street. It is a fine machine. Mrs. Harriet E. Row, of Delhi Mills, has filed a bilí asking for a divorce from her husband, Eugene Row, on the ground of extreme cruelty. Mrs. Jacob Rapp, of Lodi, died of paralysis Wednesday, aged flfty years. The funeral services will be held at ten o'clock to-day from the church. Joseph Donnelly, of this city, received a telegram Wednesday from Charles H. Calligham, of Chicago, informiug him of the arrival of a fine grandson. The funeral services of the late Luther James were held in Waukesha, last Thursday, and the remains were taken to Williamsbure for burial. The loss to Michael Cowan, of Ann Arbor township, by fire, as mentioned in the Akgtts last week, was adjusted by the Washtenaw Mutual at $233.33. The state división meeting of the L. A. VV., will be held in Grand Rapids, August 18. A number of wheelman in this county are interested iu this item. The amouut of liquor tax collected in this city has been $14,000 of which $140 goes in fees to the county treasurer, $6,930 to the city and $6,930 to the William Latsou, of Webster, has taken the position on the express wagon, resignedby Chris. Donnelly in order to accept the position of mail carrier. Democratie aud republican mass meetings will be held in the Chelsea fair grounds during the fair and the largest attended is to receive a $20 premium. Edward Easterle, of York, had 733 bushels of wheat frorn 27 acres this year. Of this, 12 acres averaged 28 bushela to the acre. A pretty good yield for this year. There seems to be quite a little betting on election this year, although the republicans seem to be declining heavy bets exsept where odds are given. It is best however not to bet. Rev. Dr. Studley, of Detroit, who will fill the M. E. church pulpit here this f all, has the reputation ot being a profound thinker and one who, in Detroit, draws audiences from all churches. WilhamAction, for many yearspressman on the Akgx's, during the time when the exercise of musele was needed for every paper turned out, has received a deserved J pension from the government. A new norse block has been placed by Bach & Abel in front of their store on the corner of Main and Washington streets and a large stone will be laid by the city in place of the wooen crosswalk at that point. A lar?e number of our citizens have already built out the turf in front of their lots. Many others are ready to f ollow suit as soon as the earth can be procured. It adds greatly to the appearance of the stree.ts. The officers aod members of the pioneer society hold a conference in their room at the court house to-morrow at two o'clock to decide upon a place to hold their annual meeting and to select speakers for the occasion . The monthly meeting of the Pomological society will be held tomorrow in the court house at 2 p. m. Topics: Fears, peaehes, grapes, transportation, Exhibit of the fruits of the season, fruit preserves and packages. Secretary Warner turned in S86.50 institute fees for the quarter ending June 30th and $20.50 for the teachers' examination yesterday. The teachers' institute ithis year ought to have funds enough to be a decided success. Dr. Hugo liupinski has beenremoved from the position of health officer of Grand Rapids, the undoubted outcome of local quarrels, which were brewing when he was appointed, and a resident physician appointed in his place. As State street between Liberty and Huron is so level as not to carry off the water rapidly during heavy rains the course of the water coming down Xorth University avenue was changed thls week so as to run down Liberty street. Aid. Sutherland, of the first ward received the finest car load of stone ever brought to for street purposes, Monday, to be used for crossings in the ürst ward. The car load consisted of seven stones, all very large ones. Mr. Jacobs mistakes the position of the ctemocrats whenjhe says that they are in favor of lower wages. The demócrata favor higher wages. As shown on our fourth page the highest wages are paid ia the unprotected industries. Two young ladies in Parkersburg, West Virginia, fired at two burglars who had entered tüeir room killing one and mortallywoundingthe other. The Iike fate may await the burglar who has been guilty of entering so many houses in this city The programme for the Whitmore Lake farmers' picnic August 18, includes addresses by the Hon. C4 M. Wood, of Anderson, Hon. Edwin Willitts, of Lansing, and Kev. S. H. Adams, of Ann Arbor and a paper by Mrs. VV. K. Sexton, of Howell. Those interested in the move to fix the rate at which boarders and roomers shall be received, hold a meeting Thursday, August 3Oth, in Cropsey's hall at 3 p. m. for the purpose of discussing what may be done to secure fair rates for rooms and board . Postmaster Dufiy yesterday appointed Christopher F. Donnelly and William L. Baxter as the new mail carriers and Alfred A. Fruhauf as substitute. The new carriers will begin work at once and the eight hou law will be put into effect here. The picnic oí the Anu Arbor Arbeiter Verein Wednesday was a decided success. There were a goodly number present, many coming from ïfpsilanti, Saline. Manchester, and Chelsea. It was a very oraerly companv and every one present greatly enjoyed the occasion . tíeorge D. Mussey, secretary of the Michigan Fish Commission, writes us to know the suceess attending the planting of brook trout in this county and what is thought of it by our fellow townsmen. Will our fellow townsmen inform us of their knowledge of the subject? It has been finally decided to lócate the new building of the Christian church on South University avenue, on the lot adjoining Major Soule's. An excellent drawins in water colors oí the building, which was discribed in the Akgus several weeks ago, is on exhibition in Randall's window. Ttie Sunday schools of this city give an excursión to Detroit over the T. and A. A. next Tuesday, and a boat ride across Lake St. Clair and through the ship canal. The tare for the round trip will be SI, children under twelve years fifty cent3. The train leaves this city at 7.30 a. m. local time and returning Ieave3 Detroit at 5.30. In speaking of the work at the great Lick Observatorv the San Francisco Altasays: "Prof. Schaeberle, late of Ann Arbor, has commenced the long task which has been assigned to him- namely: to fix with the higbest degree of precisión possible to modern science the position of the fundamental stars, with the Repsold Meridian circle." W alter J. Whitlarlrdied last Saturday of ulceration of tbe liver. An autopsy held on Sunday revealed the cause of his death to beas abovestated. Ie was thirty-three years, nine rnonths nd ten days old. He .was an exetn)lary young man and has lived his ifetime in this county. He leave? a wife and child. The funeral services were held Tuesday. The Cleveland club last Tuesday evning decided to organizo a marching lub for the campaign and the followng committee was appointed to secure he ñames of those desiring to become members. First ward, Arthur Brown, !l. C. Sheehan; second ward, John Meyer, Gus. Braham; third ward, Geo. Clarken, John Fisher; fourth ward, VVill Miller, John O'Mara; flfth ward, C. H. Alanly, Asa Allen; sixth ward, ï. Merrithew and John Duffy. The marching club will meet next Tuesday evening in Germania hall. Rev. Christian F. Spring, well known n this county. died in New Hamburg, Ontario, Wednesday morniug, of apoplexy, aged sixty-two years. He was ormerly pastor of the W aterloo church and has many aequaintances here. He was a man of a good deal of ability and was the author of many Germán poems. He translated Dr. Chase's receipt book into the Germán language. He held high positions in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada and had been expresident of the Synod. At the time of his death he was editor of the church paper. He left a wife and twelve children. His wife is the daughter of August Hutzel, of this city. Emanuel Spring, with Hutzel & Co., is one of his sons. Mrs. A. Hutzel, Hermann Hutzel, and Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Spring attended the funeral services.