There was an important meeting of the Business Men's Association on Tuesday evening. J. F. Schuh, at whose request the meeting was called, was not present. A. L. Noble presided. A letter was read from T. R. Chase, of Detroit, ask[jig what Ann Arbor would do to secure the manufacture of E. S. Hoyt's specialties. He said Ypsilanti had offered them grounds and buildings, and wished to know if Ann Arbor would do any better. The company would establish two concerns, which would eventually employ 300 men each. The coinmunication was filed, and the secretary directed to open correspondence with Mr. Chase and get further light on the subject, and to invite the gentlemen to come here and consult with the association, which'appointed a committee to confer with them. The ;omrmttee consists ot Messrs. Muritr, Hutzel, Schmiil, Kucch, and Ferguson. It was the expressed sentiment of the assuciation that if better rates could not be obtained f rom the American Express ('o., they should make an ettort to get better terms from some other express compaay. Merchants now pay 35 and 40 cents on small packages from Detroit, whereas they fonnerly paid only 25, which is the rate accoH.-d tö Jaekson. Messrs. Schmid, Suekey, and Brown were appointed a committee to investígate and report upon this matter. The condition of the University School of Music was then discussed. The school has outgrown its present quarters, and is seriously straitened for room. The school should have a hall that would comfortably seat 800 to 1,000. The School of Music is an unprecedented success, and it was the sense of the association that steps should at once be taken to providethem adequate quarters. Mr. Keech believed that a building for its use should be commenced when spring opens, which was concurred in by the members present, and a committee of tliree was then appointed to see what could be done toward that end. The association then adjourned.