H. W. Glover bade goodbye to Ypsilanti and departed for San Francisco to manage the Pacific Coast
department of the dress stay business.
"some talk of Ypsilanti losing the flourishing Business College of Prof. Cleary. Toledo
Capitalist's slipped in and agreed to erect the building that is planned...but they did not get the
prize..." Ypsilanti will have the new building.
Martin Cremer appointed Postmaster.
Died: December 26th at the residence of S. P. Clark, Mrs. Amanda P. Judd in her 91st year. She
was born July 2, 1797 in Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. She was married in 1817 to Capt. Judd, he
died in 1860. They came to Washtenaw County in 1831. A very devout Baptist for more than 60
On December 31st Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Comstock celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Miss Frances Stewart's Commission as Post Mistress expires tomorrow. The great question of who
will be appointed. F. P. Bogardus and Martin Cremer have been the most possible-and it has been
answered President Cleveland appointed Martin Cremer.
John W. Nanry is the heaviest individual Tax payer in Superior Township.
AD: Alban & Johnson will present with every Cash Sale of boy's suits or overcoat amounting to
$5.00 a beautiful sleigh, strong enough for large boys and fancy enough for small ones.
Died: Mr. David Moore at his residence on Perrin St., 93rd year. He came to Superior in 1830 and
moved into town 10 years ago.
Died: Frederick Andrew, age 80.
William Lambie, our Farmer Poet, sent a Birthday greeting in poetry to John Greenleaf Whittier
and received the following from the best American Post:
I heartily thank thee and am thy sincere friend.
John G. Whittier.
The work of Art exhibited at the Post Office by Winsor McKay, Prof., of drawing at Cleary College
is a great credit to the young man's artistic ability.
Mack & Mack have added to their very complete equipment as Funeral Directors, an elegant
funeral car, purchased from James Cunningham & Co., of Rochester, New York. It is one of their
best makes and is really a work of art.
Robert C. Lambie of Superior received a very severe injury Wednesday while sawing wood at the
farm of F.H. Hiscock. While in the act of shoving the saw, his hand slipped, falling on the buzz saw
and cutting his hand severely. It will be several months before he will regain the use of his
Venerable Robert Campbell died Tuesday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William
Lambie in the 86th year of his age. The Lambie home was on North Street across from the Catholic
Rolland Fletcher has been summoned to the bedside of his brother Addison Fletcher who has been
spending the Winter in the South for his health, growing rapidly worse. He started for home but
failed to get farther than Alton, Illinois.
Died: Mrs. Mary A. Post, relative of the late William Post, last week Monday at her home on
Died: Rebecca Cutter, born April 25, 1817, married Daniel Pierce, October 1, 1834. Came to
Saline Road Toll Gate discontinued.
City to have house mail delivery with 4 carriers and one substitute. The carriers are William
Eddy, Walter Fuller, H.R. Scovill and Sam Fletcher.
Julia Marlowe appeared at the Ypsilanti Opera House. No more thoroughly delightful performance
has ever been given here.
Died: Mrs. Franklin J. Fletcher of cancer of the liver.
G. E. Gooding, Henry Ewing, Joe Corbitt, Jas. Delaforce, B.F. Gooding and John Ketchum of the 4th
Michigan Cavalry who went to the Front in 1862, met at the residence of B.F. Gooding on Marth 15th
bringing their wives with them, to renew old acquaintances and have a jolly time, Ketchum was
discharged for a wound in March, 1863, the rest came home with their Regiment in 1865.
Shelly Hutchinson, formerly a pupil at Cleary College has accepted a position with a prominent
Grand Rapids firm.
Married last Monday, April 2nd, by Rev., Lowry, Aaron E. Holmes and Nora Goodell both of Cherry
Rev., Father DeBever has purchased 14 acres on North River Street at Clark Road for
Married At St. Luke Church, May 15, 1888 by the Rev., William Galpin of Hobart Hall, University
of Michigan, Louis Lyman Burton of Detroit and Francis H. Cheever of Ypsilanti.
E. E. Furgason will be Principal of the School at Sand Beach next year. This School has seven
Winsor McKay, assisted by a quartet of Musicians of this City will give an entertainment at
Grange Hall, Belleville, on Tuesday.
AD: Lowest prices and Best Grades of Boots and Shoes at L.M. Duggan's-Cash Shoe Store-Gilbert
Block at the Depot-23 East Cross Street.
The Holmes Brick yard, some two miles south of town has been leased by Messers. Warren and Frost
of Tuscola County. They have their first kiln of brick burned and ready for use.
Dr. Thomas Shaw of Chelsea since 1870 has decided to move to Ypsilanti.
Ypsilanti now boasts of twenty-four practicing physicians.
Dr. Hueston has purchased the Swift home on North Huron Street and is engaged in improving and
Barnum & Bailey's new Barnum & London Circus will show here July 18.
Half rates will be given on the Michigan Railroads to person going to Bay View Summer resort from
July 16th to 25th. Round trip tickets from Ypsilanti will cost $9.30. Bay View is becoming one of
the most popular resorts in the country.
The Hotel and boarding accommodations are ample and prices only $5.00 and $10.00 a week. Over 100
cottages will be built this year.
Winsor McKay, leaves tomorrow for a month's visit at his home in Stanton.
The new brick school building in the 1st Ward is assuming attractive proportion, 34 × 60
feet with 14 foot ceilings.
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats at bottom prices. F.C. Banghart, South side of Congress
Buy a Buggy cheap at McPherson & Scott. (Alexander McPherson and Willis E. Scott) we are
selling Buggies at cost to make room.
1st Block on Washington Street.
Died: Abby Marie Cheever inher 90th year. Born December 3, 1798. The widow of Rev., E. Cheever,
Ann Arbor capitalist talk of building a street railroad there.
C.W. Mead, M.D., formerly of Dundee, has moved his family here into the Salyer house at the north
end of Washington Street.
About 300 of our colored citizens helped celebrate Emancipation Day at Jackson.
Party consisting of Mr. & Mrs. Willis Potter, Mr. & Mrs. Galloway of East Milan, Mr.
& Mrs. S.P. Ballard, and Mrs. Cooper of St. Louis, Hunt & Slocum with Messers, Bryant,
Garisin, Branton and Dickerson, visited D.W. Potter on Sunday.
Party consisting of Mrs. F.H. Ballard, Mrs. Albert Draper, Mrs. Whitney Voohees—?
The old Tannery building near Congress at bridge has been sold to Joseph DeMosh who will turn it
into a livery stable. It is a 3 story brick building.
Norval Hawkins of East Saginaw is visiting his parents Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Hawkins.
E.E. Ferguson of this City and Miss Agnes Van Norman of Brockway, Michigan were married at the
bride's home last Wednesday.
Rev. M.S. Woodruff of Big Rapids has accepted a call to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church of this
City. His duties as Rector will begin about September 15th.
The people of the Congregational Church have been with out a Pastor since Rev., M.N. Fairfield
resigned July 1st. Have extended a call to Rev. Beal of Whitehall, Michigan.
Archie Foster, the colored boy who graduated at the Normal last year, goes this week to take the
Principalship of a School at Hope, Arkansas. A promising young man.
A large number present at the dedication of the new Masonic Hall in the Bank Building. (New
Savings Bank S.E. corner of Michigan Avenue and Huron).
Mr. Jewett, 9 N. Summitt Street has razed the old house to the ground and is building a fine new
W.E. Ballard and brother will sell in September, 26 acres on the farm one fourth mile south and
one mile west of Willis station, a large lot of farm property.
Mr. Miller, the new Pastor of the African M.E. Church is a full blooded Mohawk Indian with an
15,000 people at the Fair yesterday, at the Fair Grounds on Congress Street.
Died: Mrs. J. W. Babbitt
New Cleary College in process of construction.
Will Ballard will teach the winter term at Allen School.
At about 8:15 Tuesday morning, one of a gang of Boilers in the Ypsilanti Paper Company's Lowell
plant exploded, throwing the other 3 boilers from their foundation and utterly demolishing the
boiler room. Jacob Slawson was in the boiler room and killed instantly. Frank Sinkulki (Sinkule),
the engineer was injured.
C.H. Morse, the Boston Poultry buyer is here to buy poultry. Last year he shipped nearly 100 tons
of live poultry from Ypsilanti.
Last Thursday, the Veterans of the 20th Michigan Infantry, about 150 strong, gathered in
Ypsilanti being their twenty third reunion.
I offer $25.00 reward for testimony which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the party who
tore down and ruined my stone horse block on the evening of October 31 (Halloween).
The Follett House was sold last Friday by Mr. A.R. Nowlin to Mr. Thomas Mathias of Owosso. The
Manager will be George Morman.
Benjamin Harrison elected President of the United States and Levi P. Morton, Vice President.
Died: Samuel Casey of Superior, October 28, age 88.
"After a sickness of over three years, Addison Fletcher, Jr., died at his residence in this City,
November 20, 1888, age 36 years. He died of Neurasthemia".
Messers. Fred Lamb, Guy Davis and Will Kishlar have purchased the dry goods store stock of H.P.
Glover. Mr. Glover who is half owner of the Dress Stay Manufacturing Company and will devote his
entire time to that business.
Andrew Fisher sold sixteen acres of land to Jesse Thorne for $800.00.
Governor Luci visited the Normal and he spoke to an enthusiastic audience of students.
Starkweather Memorial Chapel at Highland Cemetery is now practically completed. The windows which
have recently been put in, are perhaps the richest of anything in that line in the County. The two
principal ones on the North and South are Memorials. The inscription are in twin circles, those on
the North being:
In Memory of Ira M. Weed and Caroline, his wife 1864–1871
One on the South:
In Memory of John D. Pierce-D.D. 1800–1882
THE YPSILANTI COMMERCIAL 1888
Fred Prease came home from Lewanee, Texas for the vacation. He is attending the University there.
D. L. Quirk, Jr., a student at the same institution is apending the vacation with his parents.
AD: 2000 pounds Mixed and fancy candies-selected expressly for the Holiday trade. Washburn's-29
Congress Street (Michigan Avenue) South side.