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The supply of ice for the hospitals last year cost over $600. It is stated that "Pinafore" will soon be produced in this city, by home talent. Wadharns, Ryan & Reule have had a new (loor put down in their clothing store. There will be a pupils' recital at the School of Musictomorrow afternoon at four o'clock. ïhere are enrolled in the law department 596 students, 320 being seniors and 270 juniors. Work on the ñrst and third degrees was done on at ütseningo lodge, I. O. O. F., on Tuesday evening. The opera house building was llooded with sweet music, yesterday andtoday, during the rehearsals for "Living Whist." ' An ice house has been built east of the hospitals. It is 24x40 feet, and will hold over 400 tons of ice, for use in the hospitals. Thirty-seven students of the University have signed an agreement to wheel chairs at the World's Fair for the Columbia Rolling Chair Company. Bradley Granger, who is seven years ] old, took the part of joker in the . ing Whist" entertainments, and ■ tained the role with precocions excellence. Quite a number of our citizens have jone to Pontiac this week as witnesses ' in the Griflin shooting case, in which ( Marshal Eaton, of Ypsilanti, is de feudant. Miss L. Beckei', oí' Saginaw, who is Great Comniander oí' the L. O. T. M., of Michigan, attended a special meeting of the Ann Arbor Ilive, on Monday afternoon. Tlon. Henry Watterson will deliver an address, totnorrow evening, under the auspices of the Studente' Lecture Association, on "Money and Moráis," at University Hall. Mr. Gordon, the law student who Lised an interdicted printed lecture in Professor Griffln's class last week, and was called down by the professor for !iis misdemeanor, hits been let on" with i reprimand. Tlie Ladies' Aid Society of St. lrew's church gave a tea social at [larris Hall last evening. The coin'ort and enjoyment within were in narked contrast with the blustering torm without. A joint delegation of Odd Fellows 'rom Washtenaw and Otseningo odges, of this city, will visit Wyanlotte lodge, Ypsilanti, on Monday ïvening, and assist in conferring the nitiatory clegree. Prof. F. N.Scottwillgive alectureon I "Arf'at the Unity Club, Monday evening. The lecture will be illustrated by stereoptieon views of ancient and nrodern works of art. Mr. E. N. Bilbie will furnish music for the occasion. The carnival to be priven at the rink ■ by the Ann Arbor üitles, February 22, is no "twenty-flve cent show." Spectators' tickets are h'fty cents, and well worth it. Lady spectators' tickets can be had for twenty-flve cents, however, if purchased before the day. There was a dance at the Dexter rink last Friday evening, attended by thirty couples trom this city, among those present being Deputy-sheriff McCabe. The music was furnished by Messrs. Mead, Cook and Penny, of Pinckney. There were about two hundred persons present. One oi' the linest farms in this county, known as the Farrand homestead, now owned by William Bush, will be soldat auction. on the premises, on the 2d of March . The farm contains 84 acres, and is situated on tlie Dixboro road, in Aun Arbor town, 2i miles from this city. On the farm there are ten acres of seoond growtb timber. The University glee and banjo clubs were greeted by crowded houses, last week, in Ohio and this 6tate. After their concert at Bryan, Ohio, i reeeption was tendered them by alumni of the Uuiversity. At Oolcl water, Micb., they were met by a large conveyance drawn by four white horses, and in the ufternoon were drive.n around thfl town in hacks. Fraternity lodge, F. & A. M., wil confer the tliird degree tonight. The city is infested vvith tramps, an Justiees Pond and Butts are keptbus disposing of them. A delegation from Ann Arbor Com mandery visited their Jackson brethrei ón Wednesday evening. Don't forget the carnival to be givei by the Ann Arbor Rilles on the 22d. Great preparations for it are in progress. A little son of Joseph Kollauf, who died of-fliphtheria, was burted Monday morning. The child was fifteen months old. It is not witliin the memory of the "oldest inhabitant" when rats and tnice were so numerous and predacious as they are this winter. The continued illness of Professor Demmon prevented him from delivering a lecture in the University extensión eourse in Detroit,s on Tnesday evening. President Angelí will deliver the principal address at the seventeenth anniversary of the founding of JohnsHopkins University, wbich occurs on the 22d inst. Witü the single exception of the Boston Latin school, the Ann Arbor high school is the largest and most thorough preparatory school in the United States. John Kearney, employed in the farmers' and Mechanica' bank, had lis leg broken in two places while ïoasting on the hill near the M. C. R. R. depot, last Tuesday. The series of lectures given last year bef ore the S. C. A., together with the, series of this year, will be bounil, anti sold at one dollar per volume. Prof. Scott will edit the book. A rare and difficult operation was perforined at the hospital, last week, by Dr. Nanerede. It was in the field of brain surgery, and involved the removal of a cortical center for the cure oï a case of epilepsy. Everybody should hear the famous Dr. Briggs, next Tuesday evening, at the Inland League. Ilis subject will be, "Works of Imagination in the Eloly Scriptuies." Ilis recent trial for beresy has spread bis farne over all tli e world. t While a person may not have much nioney, lie may have a fair supply of moráis. To learn the most approved method of combining these two essentials of & well-adj usted life, go and hearllon. Ileniy Watterson, tomorrow evening, at University hall. The anuual western trip of the University Glee Club will begin with a concert in Detroit on the evening of April 12, after which they will yisit Muskegon, Grand líapids, Chicago, DesMoines, Ia., Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., Kansas City. St. Louis, and Springfleld, 111. The clerk of the weather, becoming partially blinded by the universal iceglint, remedied tlie matter yesterday by arranging for an old-fashioned snow storm. We think that he has overdone the matter a little; but the opinión of a chronic kicker may be taken eum grano salis by people of a milder disposition. Thomas Slater and Leslie A. Walker drove to Ypsilanti, Tuesdayafternoon. They l'ountf it pretty comfortable Roing down; but returning, with the arctic wind blowing in their faces, they were nearly f rozen, and when they reached home were pretty nearly as stiff as pokers. They made the return trip in just tifty minutes. A Pupila' Recital will be given at the School of Music, Saturday, Feb. 11, ut 4 p. m. A tine series of live Chamber Concerts will be given ander the auspices of the l'niversity School of Music, beginning Marcb. 2d, with ;i i concert by the Detroit Philharmonic Club. Season tickets $1.50. Registration for second semester begins this week. A laige nuniber of Maccabees raided tlie residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rose, on the Ypsilanti raad, last week. The family at lirst mistook them for a gang of White Caps in tent upon unlawful depiedation, but soon became pleasantly undeceived and tiirnished the visitera every possible facility for au evening of ineny enjoyment. The goat did not accoinpany the party. Remember the Democratie warrl caucases, Wednesday evening. The coaimencement orator for the senior class in the High School wiJl be cliosen this evening. Tlie case of Julius Weinberg vs. the lïegents of the University, et al., will be taken to the Supreme Court. Only two carloads of coal remain in the bins of the University, and the in stitution may have to be closad through lack of fuel. On Sunday evening, while returning home, Robert Gerner feil on the icy pavement on South Main street anc badly sprained hiswrïst. The Knights of Py thias installed officers, Monday night, and then conferred the degrees of page, esquire, and knight on several candidates. The series of leetures at the First M. E. church will be continued next Sunlay. Morning topic, " Jesus the Teacher" ; evening, a (juestion Box Lecture will be given. "Living Whist," consisting of thirty fancy and eharacter dances by fortyseven ladies and gentlemen, was the reat attraetion at the opera house last night. It will be repeated tonight. Two grass pike caught in Strawberrj j&ke last week, and' weighing respec;ively eight and twelve pounds, were oíd to a purchaser in this city, whc ent them to a friend in Pliiladelphia. A car loaded with shoes, billed for Grand Rapids, and side-tracked on the Michigan Central, last week Thursday, was broken open during the night, and eight pairs of shoes stolen. The flicers have as yet failed to trace the hieves. A burning chimney at the residence f Mrs. Shadford, in the fiftb. ward, rought out the flre department las,t unday afternoon. The damage doile vas inconsiderable, thanks to the rompitude and efficiency of the department. President Low, of Columbia College, will speak tomorrow afternoon, in the law lecture room, before the Political Science Association, on -'City Government." Ilaving once been mayor of Brooklyn, N. Y., he can speak on his ubject froui personal experience. Rev. Anna Shaw spoke to a large audience at the Unitarian church last Friday evening, on "God's Women.'' In the course of her address she said that man. after painf ui and laborious steps,had finally concluded that woman has a soul and that she is a person. Rev. A. F. Frost, pastor of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) church in Detroit, will lecture this evening in the Disciples' church, on South University avenue. His subject is: "The views of Renan and lngersoll respecting Jesus and the Gospels considered and refuted." In order that the work in the School of Music may be urranged for next semester in such il marnier as to involve no loss of time, Professor Stanley desires that those who contémplate entering the school shall register at once. Tlie second semester begins ou the lOth inst. Over two hundred pupils of the high school have signed a petition to the faculty asking them not to close the school a week earlier in June, and thus deprive them of the April vacation, for the sake of favoring a few teachers who belong to the Choral Union and wish to go to Chicago with the chorus during commencement week. Their petition should receive careful oonsideration. ün Monday the dyuamos of the electric street cara burned out and the cars ceased running. On Tuesday the rails were buried in ice several inclies thick from ore end of the lines to the other. and liad to be removed by crowbars and a liberal application of salt. Business was resumed on Wednesday to some ex tent. Passengers arriving on the Ypsilanti motor line liad to be conveyed to the city in hacks. Next Friday afternoon, r. L. Shanklaud, adruinistrator of the John Ilarrison estáte, which is located threequarters of a mile south of Dixboro, will sell at auction all the live stock and farm implements belonging to the estáte: Among the stock to be sold are 21 sheep, one liorse, two cows, one calf, and two steers. A quantity of wheat, oats, and corn will be includert in the sale. The hour set is one o"clock. The A. O. l. w. are training a team in n new metbod to be used in the initiation of niembers. They will be ready for victims in a week or two. The intention is, of course, to render initiaüons more interesting and iinpressive. There will be revelations both in the ante-room and hall. Tiie Maccabees, who hug the delusion that their initiatory work is tiie acme of perfection, especially in the Oriental degree, luid betterlook to their laurels. Mr. Fred Rettich died last Tuesday mornlng at 11 o'clock, at bis lióme on East Hurón street. He was born in Ann Arbor, July 31, 1857. ín 1882, lie married Miss Sarah Staebler, whowith a young daughter survives hini. Mr. Rettich was a member of Ann Arbor Lodge No. 27, A. O. U. W., and for many years was in business in the city and during that timo acquired many warm friends, who greatly mourn his loss. He possessed sonie excellent traits of character, was warm hearted and generous, and a good neighbor. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon. In commemoration of the birthday of President Lincoln (the 12th of February), J. ï. Jacobs Camp, Sons of Veterans, will hold appropriate exercisesat G. A. R. hall on Tuesday evening of next week. It is expectecj that Col. II. 8. Dean, commander of the Michigan G. A. B., .1. (,. A. Sessions, commander of Welch Post, and that esteemed veteran, W. K. Childs, will take part in the exercises of the evening. The program includes vocal and instrumental music. All members of the G. A. R. and W. R. O. are cordiaUy invited. Supper will be server] after the literary exercises. .V i . and Mrs. Sunderland are just beginning a series of "conversational leetures, before the Students' Bible Class, of the Unitarian church, on "The Origin, Growth, and Meaning of the Bible"- to continue through the rest of the college year. These talks will deal in a careful and accurate but popular way with the origin, authorship, dates, historical setting, and signiflcance of all the books of both the Old and New Testaments,especially giving information regarding those questions of the higher criticism which lave been brought into such prominence by the recent Heresy Trials. An old flag has floated to the breeze in Freedom since 1865, and it is now liiite gone. .But it has done its service since that time, at every mass meeting or pole-raising, and has a histery that would be interesting to many of our citizens. But now the young jeople have raised a fund tor a new one, and itwill be dedicated next Monlay, the 13th of February, at which time every citizen is invited to take art. Quite an opportunity to show your patriotism. Everybody is invited to come to the Freedom town hall and íaye a good time at dancing and other pastimes that will be given in the evening. Next Sunday night Rev. J. T. Sunderland will begin a series of evening sermona at the Unitarian church, on "The Labor Problem and its Proposed Solutions." The dates and subjects will be as follows: Feb. 12th,The Relations of Capital and Labor. The Capitalist's View. The Workman's View . What is the Labor Problem ? Feb. I9th, Trades Unions, Strikes, and Arbitration, as a Solution of the Labor Problem. Feb. 2(th, Restriction of Immigration as a Solution. Mar. 5th. The Single Tax, and Other Proposed Improved Methods of Taxation, as a Solution. Mar. 19th imorningj CoOperation, Proflt-Sharing, Capitalization of Labor, etc., as a Solution. Mar. I9th, Nationalism and Other Foruis of Socialista as a Solution. Mar. 26th, Summary of Conclusions Reaehei. Sorne Things that are Clear. There will be a meeting at the Church of Christ next Sunday night, ander the auspices of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. The C. W. 1!. M. built the Church of Christ in Aun Albor, using a bequest given by Mrs. Sarah Ilawley Scott, of Detroit. The niembers of the G. W. 1!. M. now propose to assist the Uisciples of Micliigan in endowing some professorships at Aun Albor as the nueleus of a theological school. The last national convention of the Di.sciples of Christ endorsed tbis enterpdse and recoinmended an educational meeting to be observed in the chinches of the Disciple denoiuination the 2d week in February, to raise a special fund to inaugúrate the work. The principal object of the meeting at. the Church of Christ, Sunday night, will be to secure a contribution large enough to manifest a deep interest in the recomcommendation of the national board. Rev. J. II. (iarrison, editor of the Christian Evangelist. St. Louis, Mo., has promised to be present if possible.