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A. L. Nowlin has purchased the Hawkins house. The court house will hereafter be lighted by electricity. The prohibitionists hold their city convention this evening. Seven were baptized at the Baptist church, Sunday evening. A teachers' examination is being held in Ypsilanti, to-day. Four Detroit teachers visited the Ann Arbor schools this week. Prof. R. H. Kempf gives a concert, April 3, in A. O. U. W. hall. There are 41,864 masons in the state and 21,000 members of the G. A. R. Miss Alice Nelson and W. F. Stimson have recently purchased Guild pianos. The street railway company found the frost in the streets sixteen inches deep, Tuesday. A class of upwards of sixty will be confirmed in St. Andrew's church, Saturday evening. The Agricultural Company have orders for two car loads of hay tedders from England. The service in St. Andrew's church at four o'clock Sunday afternoon will be a full choral service. The Knight Templars' Denver social next Monday evening, will be an exceedingly pleasant affair. Theodore Josenhans, of York, and Miss Della Warner, of Lodi, will be married next Tuesday. A. P. Ferguson made a shipment of carts to Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, and a carload to Kansas City. The republicun ward caucuses will be held next Tuesday evening and the city convention next Thursday evening. The fire department was called out Wednesday afternoon by a burning chimney at Chris. Donnelly's, on Ann street. Fred Krause moved yesterday "rom his Lodi farm to his new home on the Dixboro road, two miles from the court house. The latest advertising dodge in this city was the distribution of bilis :or a local firm, by a woman bill Deddler, Tuesday. The street railway are discussing the advisability of building their :rack down State street to the Michigan Central depot. The Courier says the I. O. O. F. contemplate building a handsome jlock on Fourth avenue, south of John Ross' feed store. The democratie city convention will be held next Friday evening. The democratie ward caucuses will 3e held on Thursday evening. The eight-year-old son of Prof. T. C. Trueblood had the ends of two fingers cut off by an axe with which ie and another boy were driving a stake. Judge C. B. Grant, of the Michigan Supreme Court, will spoke at a mass meeting of the Students' Christian Association in the chapel, at 7:30 last evening. Fred Krause made an excellent record Tuesday at the David Dell auction, in Saline. He sold oats for 58 cents per bushel, and chickens for 59 cents a piece. At the Unity club, next Monday evening, March 30, Regent C. R. Whitman will read a paper. There will be vocal music by Miss Cole, and violin music by Miss Fletcher. Mrs. Margaret Kern was granted a divorce from her husband, Jacob Kern, in the circuit court, Wednesday. She was given $600 alimony and $50 solicitor's fees and costs. The bill amending the charter of the city of Ann Arbor passed the House of Representatives, yesterday. The question of paying aries to the mayor and aldermen was left to a vote of the people to decide. ' The thanks of the compositors of the Argus are tendered to Mr. A. C. Gormley, the successful contestant for first place in the U. of M. Oratorical Association, last week, for a box of cigars. They were highly appreciated. On Friday evening, April 3rd, occurs the second entertainment on the program of the Young People's Society of the Baptist church. This is a lecture entitled "Among the Monuments," illustrated by stereopticon views. At the Unitarian church there will be a special Eajter service, next Sunday,with extra music,flower decorations, recitations by the young, and a short sermon by the pastor. Students' Bible class at 12 m. No evening service. Edwin E. Hallett has received word from Col. F. D. Eddy, of Michigan Division S. of V., that he would be called upon to inspect the camps at South Lyons and Milan. Major F. W. Main, of Jackson, will inspect J. T. Jacobs' Camp No: 90. There will be an open meeting of the Carpenters' union at their hall on South Main street this evening, to promote the movement for a shorter work-day. Good speaking will be a feature of the evening, and all interested in the cause are invited to attend. While playing ball on the campus last evening about six o'clock, a bat slipped out of Wilkinson's hand and struck J. F. Breakey a severe blow on the nose. He was carried into the hospital, where it was found that his nose was not broken, but badly bruised. - U. of Daily. Warren E. AValker, alderman from the third ward, has been appointed adjutant of the soldiers' home in Grand Rapids, the appointment to take effect May ist. It is a good appointment. The only thing to regret about it is that it may deprive the city of a good alderman. Next Sunday evening, Rev. J. T. Sunderland, of this city, will begin a series of six discourses on "Unitarian Doctrines and Principies," in the hall of Cleary's Business College, Ypsilanti. To enable him to do this he will omit his evening service in Ann Arbor during the next six weeks. Prof. Charles M. Gayley, formerly Asst. Prof. of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan, at present in the chair of English at the University of California, read a paper before the California State Teachers' Institute last week. He was also elected vice-president of that body for the ensuing year. The quartette choir of the First Congregational church, R. H. Kempf, organist and director, will render on Easter Sunday, at 10-30 a. m., the following programme: Quartette: "Easter Carol," C. C. Sterns. Quartette: Christ our Passover. Quartette: Easter Anthem, D. Buck. Sop. Solo: Resurrection, W. R. Shelley, Miss N. Hazard. Mr. Timothens Taminosian, a native of Antioch, Syria, who is to lecture in the Presbyterian Church, Friday evening, March 27, will interest his audience with some of his native songs, also a marriage in high life. All who hear him will have a far better idea of Antioch its customs, and people, than they can get by reading. He is trying to finish his education in the University. As the admission fee is very small, we hope for a full house. The inter-denominational Sunday School Association of Washtenaw county will hold a convention in Ypsilanti, April 6th and 7th. Secretary M. H. Reynolds will speak Monday evening, April 6th, on "The Sabbath School a Conservator of MorĂ¡is." An excellent program has been prepared for the following day, April 7th, when practical ! ters connected with Sunday School work will be discussed. Entertainment will be provided for all ; gates, and a profitable time is anticipated. Irving Jones, colored, who is serving a thirty days' sentence in jail working in the stone yard, made up his mind Tuesday that he had worked enough and so dug his way out under the fence and started off for parts unknown. To those who hailed him, he explained that the work was too hard. When nightfall 'carne, Jones returned to the jail, having made up his mind that it was easier to serve out his time than to keep in hiding. The preliminary hearing of H. W. Booth, was held this Thursday at 9:30 o'clock, in Justice Pond's office. The witnesses for the prosecution Patrolman Tice, Asa Allen, G. H. Stoll, Bert Fall and John Clancy, were examined. Their testimony developed nothing more than has already been published. The hearing was adjourned until next Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock when the witnesses will subscribe to their testimony. It is thought that the defense will not consume much time in examining witnesses. The Wolverine Cyclers held their first annual election Wednesday evening and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Chas. H. Allmand; vice-pres., Geo. Wright; secretary, Wm. Arnold, jr.; treasurer, John Walz; captain, Wm. Stiegelmaier; first lieut., Sam Henne; second lieut., Henry Ridleyjbugler, Robert Christman; color bearer, Wm. Rettich; board of directors ' Robert Christman, Frank Stebbinf and Ernest Wuster. The newl) elected officers will give a banquet to their friends at their rooms on North Main Street, next Tuesday evening. The lecture given on last Sunday afternoon, at St. Patrick's church, Northfield, proved a decided success. Every available seat in the church was occupied and the ushers found it necessary to place chairs about for the accommodation of the people. The lecturer, Rev. P. Cooney, C. S. C, occupied the rostrum for two hours and ten minutes, during which , time he attracted the riveted attention of the audience. He pictured : in pathethic terms some sad scenes in the late civil war. He showed great ability as narrator of humerous and comical instances, some of which provoked immense outbursts of laughter. The business men's quartette reflected great credit on themselves for the pleasing and effective manner in which they rendered the several vocal pieces on the occasion. The Rev. L. P. Goldrick sincerely thanked those present for the generous turnout, especially at a time when it made it so inconvenient to come, owing to the condition of the roads.