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The Unitarian King's Daughteis meet March iS. The street scrapers began operations this morning. Election is coming on apace, but there isvery little stir about it. Michael Andrés has three thouthousand tons of splendid ice. James Nelson, jr., of Miller avenue, spent yesterday in Milan. De Witt C. Fall, of Jackson, was in the city, visiting his family, Monday. A class of thirty-six wiil be confirmed in Zion's church next Sunday. The Central train killed a fine hound beionging to a student, Friday. The VV. R. C. give a social tomorrow evening in the G. A. R. hall, i The wind took off part of the electric light station, Saturday night. William P. James, of North Main street, had eight chickens stolen last week. Landlord Kellogg, of the Franklin, was in Dearborn on business, Saturday. A window in the city clerk's office was blown in during the storm Saturday night. William Campion, of North Main street. is putting new roofing upon his residence. A class of twenty-seven were confi rmed at St. Luke's church, Ypsilanti, Sunday. The "Oh! What a Night" Co. wil] be at the Grand Opera house, Saturday night. The Washtenaw County Sunday School convention is in session at Ypsilanti today. Ed. Kent of the fifth ward was arrested last evening for an assault on Ex-Ald. Poland. The insurance loss on the Eberbach drug and chemical stock has been settled at $405. The Pinafore rehearsals are progressing finely. A fine entertainment may be expected. The populists, according to Geo. A. Peters, will make an attempt to carry the Scio fown election. Walker & Co., have received a large number of orders for carriages, one of which goes to far off India. Dr. Martin L. Belser has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society of London, England. James L. Gilbert, of Sylvan is mentioned in connection with the republican nomination for county clerk. Martin Simpson, vagrant, was arrested by deputy sheriff M. J. Martin, Saturday, and given three days in jail. Among the republicans, the names of Col. H. S. Dean and G. Frank Allmendiriger have been mentioned for mayor. Part 4 of our illustrated series, consisting of views of Paris, has just been received. The coupon in today's paper will get it. Assessor OTlearn is busy making up the descriptions on his new assessment rolls from the maps furnished by C. H.'Manly. J. A. Jaycox, of Covington, Ky., was in the city Monday mornjng. He has been to Buffalo on business, and came this way home. The next regular meeting of the J. T. Jacobs Camp will occur on Thursday evening, March 15. A full attendance is desired. , I Hon. A. J. Sawyer is taking the j principal part in defending Stonewall J. DeFrance in the celebrated case now in progress in Detroit. Mrs. Drittler, of Hancock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. L. Frank, writes that the small-pox has made its appearance in that neighbor' hood. One of the surest indicatións that spring has surely come in that those who are fortúnate enough to have lawns are applying the rake with commendable assiduity. A class of fifty-six were confirmed in St. Andrew's church last Sunday evening by Bishop Davies. The congregation was so large that hundreds turned away from the doors, unable to secure admission. TheLadies' society of Bethlehem church, meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. M. Noli, of VV. Hurón st. , and the Young Ladies' society will meet Thursday evening with the Misses Mogk, of Packard street. At the Unity club next Monday evening, Prof. Warren P. Lombard, j of the University, will give a paper lupon, "The Relation of Physical Culture to Mental Power." All persons interested in Physical Science should be present. Prof. Demmon will deliver a leeture on Elizabethan Songs at Freize Memorial hall next Thursday even ing, which will be illustrated by oíd English melodies and songs composed expressly for the occasion. Miss Bailey and Mr. Mills will sing. The admission will be free. VV. W. Bliss died in Pontiac yesterday rnorning. He was a veteran of the late war, serving as a musician in the Twentieth Michigan Infantry. For many years he ran a billiard hall in this city. The funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at his home on William street. It must have been very gratifying to the proprietors of Ayer's Sarsaparilla when the World 's Fair opened, to learn that their popular blood-purifier was the only preparation of the kind admitted to the Fair. Yet such was the fact. Out of all the many blood medicines advertised so largely in America, Ayer's was the only Sarsaparilla allowed to be placed on exhibition. Herman Bucholz caught a Germán carp in the river last Friday night, which weighed 172 pounds. We want it understood also, in advance, that there is no fish lie about this, even though the season and the weight are sus-auspicious. We saw that fish and measured a scale taken from its body and the scale measured 1 inches by 1% inches. Let the Adrián Press, and all other nodescript newspapers given to casting slurs upon legtimate fish stories take notice. "Gaul's Holy City," an extremely popular cantata will be rendered by St. Andrew's vested choir next Thursday evening. The soloists are Colburn Standish, boy soprano of St. John's church, Detroit; Gerald Brown, boy soprano of St. Andrew's church; A. H. Baziey, tenor, St. John's church, Detroit; H. H. Ellerton, baritone, St. John's church, Detroit, and Teeodore G. Beach musical director, St. John's church, Detroit. A. S. Houghton, of St. Andrew's church will be the accompanist and director. The entertainment will be free but a collection will be taken for the benefit of the choir. This popular cantata should draw a large audience.