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There are 696 students in the high school. Prof. H. C. Adams has removed to Monroe street. Filibert Roth is building a house on Packard street. Leo Kopf has opened a confectionery on Huron street. The Michigan Furniture Company will put in a new boiler. Martin Haller expects to build a fine residence on South Main street. The Children's Kirmess, April 24, will be the children's event of the season. Governor Winans signed the University appropriation bill last Monday. The rails for the Packard street extensión of the street railway are on the ground. Miss Elizabeth Gregg, of Jackson, will sing the Minuet at the Rirmess, next Friday evening. The republicans will nomínate a candidate for alderman in the fourth ward next Friday night. You won't have any trouble finding Noble's advertisement, this week, and it will pay you to read it. The court house lawn will look prettier than ever this spring. Janitor Stark takes good care of it. By Senator Park's senatorial apportionment bill, Washtenaw county is given a state senator by itself. The democrats of the fourth ward hold a caucus next Thursday evening to nomínate a candidate for alderman. Grand Lecturer Arthur M. Clark will hold a school of instruction in Masonic Temple,' next _ Monday evening. W. J. Clark while working on the Swift dam, took an involuntary bath, Monday. He found the current very rapid. James L. Babcock will start building his new residence on the corner of Main and William streets within a month. New stone steps are being put in front of St. Joseph's church in Dexter, under the supervisión of Supervisor Baumgardner. Rev. Dr. Ramsay, of Detroit, formerly of this city, will preach in Boston. He delivered his farewell sermón in Detroit, Sunday.The fire alarm yesterday afternoon was caused by a fire in the roof of the house of the Misses Fletcher on South Fifth avenue. The department extinguished it after the roof had been partially burned. The K. O. T. M. Review, a new publication started by G. H. Slocum, at Caro, Mich., at the low price of 25 cents a year, is on our table. It is a paper of interest to Maccabees, neatly gotten up and should have a large constituency. The coroners jury in the case of the death of Simon Nordinak, mentioned in Tuesday's Argus, found by their verdict that the cause of his death was a fit, to which he was subject. The funeral services were held in St. Thomas' church, Wednesday morning. The ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps will give an entertainment in I. O. O. F. Hall, over J. T. Jacobs' store, Thursday evening, April 23. A fine program is arranged. Music by the B. M. Q. and other home talent. Admission, including supper, 15 cents. All members of the Welch Post, their families and friends are cordially requested to attend. Everybody invited. Joseph Lyon McAllister, a senior literary student, died at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house, Wednesday, ef typhoid fever. He returned to finish his senior work this year about Easter and was shortly afterwards taken sick. He was an dustrious student, unusually bright and cheerful. He came here from Sinclairville, N. Y. His mother was at his bedside for the last few days of his illness. Three or four steers ran loose through the streets for several hours yesterday, followed by a crowd of men, tearing up lawns, breaking shrubbery and urns, frightening pedestrians, and nearly causing several serious accidents. One man was tossed in the air, but happily uninjured. One of the steers was perfectly crazy, and finally got in the mili race, where it remained for several hours. Lovers of Tennyson will be afforded a great treat in the near future. On the 4th of May, Unity Club will give a Tennyson evening which promises to be a very attractive thing. There is to be a half hour paper on Tennyson, and the rest of the evening is to be devoted to the poems themselves, illustrated in costume and action. Several of the short poems are to be sung in costume or presented with tableau and two of the Idyls of the King, "Launcelot and Elaine" and "Guinevere" are to be dramatized. Much time and care are being expended to make the presentations as beautiful as possible.