Germania hall has been leased by William Frank. Toofany Bros. have left the city for the beneflt of their health. Sheriff Walsh took William Anderson to Jacksou last Friday. You can see a partial eclipse of the sun next Tuesday afternoon. A Christmas tree at Geddes this evening under the auspicea of the Episcopal church. The fifth ward 8unday school will hold their Christmaa exercises this erening. Tuttle & Wilsou have paid the liquor tax, naming Ypsilanti as their place oí business. 'Twas green Christmas but there is plenty of time for cold weather and sleighing yet. Krueger, the photographer, made 52 groups for Christmas, none of them smaller than 14x17. Mack & Schmid commenced sacking their woolyesterday, which they sold to Mr. Wells, of Chicago. A fine fat duck found its way to the editor 's door on Christmas f rom Mr. and Mra. Fred Krause. MrB. Mary Moore, wife of Horace A. Mooie, died at the residence of N. E. Moore of Gregory, Mich. W. E. Boyden, of Delhi Mills, was elected vice president of the state short hom breeders' association last Thursday. A new píate glass was put in the front of Blitz & Langsdorf's store Wednesday to replace one broken by accident. A new sign has been placed over the second story of the Duffy block which reads, "P. G. Sukey, Der Deutsche Hausfreund." Rev. Dr. J. H. Fox, of the Michigan Advocate, will supply the pulpit of the M. E. church next Sunday, both morning and evening. The great Rock Island road sent ns a very handsome calendar for 1889 with an artistic but rather poor view of the Garden of the Gods. Anthon Otto was bef ore Justice Pond, Monday, charged.with being a drunkard and tippler and was fined $5.75 or ten days in jail. The Ann Arbor & Toledo road are having several $10,000 passenger coaches constructed for use between Toledo and East Saginaw. Rev. Dr. Haskell is devoting his energies toward the endowment of the Edward Olney professorship of mathematics in Kalamazoo colleee. Carlton M.Edmunds, ex treasurer of Ann Arbor town, was married Christmas to Miss Francis E. Shelter of Lodi, in this city by Rev. J. M. Gelston. Frank Loomis will superintend the construction of the new street railway in Marquette. It will be run by electricity, the motive power being water. The single tax men seem to be the most active politicians nowadays in the city. They are very few in numbers, but what' they lack in numbers, they make up in zeal. The Michigan Central depot, with-a man stationed where he must see all the tickets before people are allowed to go out on the platform, gives Ann Arbor a citified appearance. A. Covert, of the Huron street laundry, had his leg badly scalded the other day by the handle of a kettle of boiling water coming off. He was conflned to his house by the accident. The marriage of Manager Harry Ashley of the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan railroad and Miss Harriet, daughter of Wellington R. Burt, occurs January 23rd. Clarence liailey, a son of John N. Bailey, and an ex-typo on the Akgus and Register, is now a street car conductor in Covington, Ky., across the Ohio river f rom Cincinnati. Mrs. Martha C. Porter, wife of Jonathan Porter, of .Ann Arbor town, died Monday of consumption, aged 43 years. The funeral services were held at ten o'clock yesterday from the house. Maud Johnson died suddenly last Thursday evening of heart disease at the home of her mother, Mis. VVilliam Johnson, who for manv years has enjoyed the reputation of a fortune teller. Mr. F. E. Mills read a paper on the 'dairy cow" at a meeting of the state association of Holstein Fresian cattle breeders in Lansing last week and was elected a vice-president of the association. Mr. J. L. Babcock distributed a number of turkeys as Christmas presents tuis year and the editor's thanks are due him for the most delicious turkey it has ever been his good fortune to feast upon. Mrs. Mary Cassaday, of Marshall, died in this city Wednesday of inflamation of the lungs. She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Kearns. She was 74 years of age and leaves three sons and four daughters. 9he survived her husband by only six months. The funeral services will be held in Marshall. J.T. Jacobs Camp, Son's of Veterans üaTo elected the following officers: Gapt. E. E. Hallett; lstLieut., J. L. Cox; 2nd Lieut, W. G. ïhoma; Camp Council, E. J. Conrath, Chas Greening and V, E. Bayles3. Ann Arbor Encampment No. 7, I. O. O. F., elected the following officers last Friday evening: Henry Richards, C. P.; J. Sprague,H. P.; II. c. Clark, S. W. C. Krapf, Scribe; C. Schlenker, Treasurer; L. Curtís, J. W. Rey. Mr. Earp last Sunday referred to the work being done at the Dexter Episcopal Church and took occasion publically to express his thanks to the Rey. Wm. Galpin for the work he was carrying on at that place. The jail drain, at the foot of Catherin street, become so fllled with willow roots that it was found necessary to dig up quite an amount of pipe. It is a six inch pipe and at places was found nearly f uil of roots. St. James church in Dexter willbe repainted and otherwise improved next spring and the money for that purpose is now being raised. The Christmas services were well attended and the church was flnely decorated. Among the neat calendare for 1889 received at this office is the Columbia bicycle calendar and stand issued by the Pope Manufacturing Co., consisting of a pad of 365 leaves with plenty of information concerning the bicycle world. Judge Harritnan on Saturday decided not to admit to probate the will of James Clancy, under which lawyer Brett, who drew it, wished to keep the heirs out of their inheritanee for some years. The case will probably be appealed. The express business for the holidays was muchlarger than ever before in thiscity. Agent A. VV. Ames thinks the business is at least flfty per cent. larger than last year. The increase was both in pack ages sent out and in packages received. Arthur L. Bressier has returned to Detroit from Germany and denies the published reports of his arrest there for not paying his bilis and acting as a spy; saying that all his troubles arose from his refusal to pay for a soldier's dinner. Samuel Keek, son of Michael Keek, of Scio, died Friday nignt of consump tion,aged seventeen years. The funeral services were held at Scio church' last Monday, Rev. S. Klingman officiating. There now remain only two boys out of a large family, eleven havin? died. The Kalamazoo Telegiaph is publishing the views of members of the legislature on the senatorial and liquor questions. Representative James L. Lowden is represented as preferring George V. N. liOthrop for state senator andas saying of the liquor question, "give it a rest." Gustave Herrmann, -.the Washington street tailor, whose insanity was noted last week, was sent to Pontiac Friday, by Judge Harriman to receive treatment. Heiwas around the city Friday moroing bidding his friends good bye sayinc; that he was goinsc to Indianapolis to see Harnson. At the American Historical society, now in session at Washington, Prof. A. C. MoLaughlan of the university will read a paper on the influence of Gen. Lewis Cass on the development of the north west. Prof. George Knight of the Ohio University reads a history of higher education in the northwest. E. H . Oberschmidt will sell at auction next Thursday, January 3, at 10 a. m,, on his farm three miles west of the city on the Jackson road, two horses, 11 cows, 7 sheep, lumber wagons, buggy, carriage, mower, reaper, cultivator and many other farming utensils. Fred Krause is auctioneei. The following have been selected to take part in the Junior Exhibition in the high school this year, Grace Anderson, Calvin M. Boy lan, Anna Clinton, Alfred Connable, Clair R. Campbel ütillie Eberbach, Bennett Gammon, John Goodrich, John Hosmer, Lois Janes, James R. Nelson, Fred C. Noble and Gertrude Sunderlahd. The Webster Farmers' club this evening, af ter music by the Glee Club, will listen to Cyrus M. Starks, sequel to "Put Money into Your Pnrse," a recitation by Dorr Queal, a selection by Mamie Blodgett, aD essay by Jessie Williams, a discussion on "What is Wealth" by Ray McColl and Johnson Baekus, and one on "Are the Tendencies of the Age Helpf ui to the Farmer1' by Rev. C. E. Lincoln and E. Nordman. Two hundred and seventy-nire patients from this county have been received at the Pontiac Insane Asylum, since Judge Harriman assumed the dutles of Judge of Probate twelve years ago. A large number of these are the insane persons sent from the county house and others were profcably received from the Kalamazoo asylum wnen the Pontiac asylum was designated as the asylum for all Washtenaw patients. Monthly Pomological meeting, 5th of January, 2p. m.,in the court house. Topics: Report by cbairman of committee on transportation, damages by sparrows, forestry leglslation, circular on noxious insects and remedies by the state of Michigan, canninc; and picklin? factory. Exhibit of fruit and preserves. Shippers of fruit are especially invited to hear the report by Prof. B. E. Nichols. Topics are of such an importance as to cali out a large number of fruit growers and gardeners. Says the Saline übserver: "A novel and valuable Ohristmas gift has just been completed by Geo. E. Schaker of this place, for nis brother's childreu at Ann Arbor. It is a miniature castle and grounds, the latter about 3 by 5 feet in size, consists of a platform nicely mounted on a suitable stand. The surface is covered with moss, pebbles,etc, and at one end is an elevation on which is built the castle. This is complete in every detail, doors, Windows, porches, tower, etc- an exact reproduction of a modern castle. In front of this is a real fountain which is fed from a tank elevated in tower of castle. Trees are scattered about the grounds and a very pretty wire fence surrounds the whole. It Iwas constructed entirely by Mr. Schairer and shows no small amount of ingenuity and mechanical skill".