A New and Desirable Work. The well known pubJishing house of Ilarper & Brothers have issued a history of the United States, on an entirely new plan. lts entire conteuts is topically arranged, so that any information desired can be as readily found as a word in the dictionary. It is well known that in most families volumes of history have been unread, few have the time or inclination to do it, and in most cases those histories can be referred to only with difficulty. The demand is for a history to accurately and readily answer the" questions that are frequently arising concerning some event or person In the history of onr great country. This history meets this demand. Besides, it has a system of "cross references," and is copiously indexed. We think it rnay be considered a great improvement in a historical way. It is edited by Benson J. Lossing, than whom none is more favoiably known as an American historian. OPINIONS. What Benson J. Lossing, LL. D., does as a historian is always well done. James B. Angelí, Pres. Mich, University. The topical arrangement of history is a convenient one, and the late work published by the Harpers will be fouml valuable. J. T. Sujojerland, Minister of the Unitarian Church. Ann Arbor, Mich. There s no doubt but Harper's history of the United States, topically arranged, will prove the best plan for historical reference, which is often needed. It is a great time saver, and I heartily gommend it. J. M. Gelsïün, , Pastor Presbyterian Chiuch, Ann Arbor, Mich. The names of the Harpers as pnblishers and Lossing as editor are a íeasonable guarauteu of a thoroughly good work, such as 1 think this late history, on a new plan, to be. A. S. Carman, Pastor Baptist Church, Aun Arbor, Mich. The Columbian Addition. On the west side of Jíorth Main street, Jas. R. Bach. has platted 30 acres of land, which is set out to pears and peaches, into lots of one acre eacb. isix of these lots front on Main street, and between lots three and tour Columbian street is laid out. Mr. Bach has decided to sell these lots at the uniform price of $125 each. and when all have been sold the purehasers are to decide how the allotments símil be made. Tliis way of making the plat offers inany advantages. Other inducements are that the lots are only tbree fourtha of a müe from the court house, and in buying a lot each purcbaser gets an acre of land (live time as much as in the ordinarycity lot.) The terms of purchasing are very reasonable, being $10 down on signing the contract, one half at the time of allotment, and the balance in one year at seven per cent.