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From Thursday's Times. About 75 of the best citizsns of Ann Arbor gathered in the parlors of McMillan Hall last evening in reply o a cali for a meeting of the Municipal Club. President Thompson called the ir eeting to order and stated that it was for the purpose of listening to a report of the executive committee on the plan of campaign for the spring c-lection. Ee made a verbal report in vhieh he said that it seemed likely that -.-ach of Ihe tvvo preponderant parties was certain to nomínate a party ticket. The committee did not deern it advisable to nomínate a ticket under the circumstances. Neither was it deemed advisable to wait untü the other parties had acted before doing anything. The committee would advine that the club at once consider the names of the gentlemen who had been mentioned for the different offices on the tsvo tickets and desígnate the ones whom they considered the best qualifled for the respective offices and to desígnate which Democrat and which Republican candidate would be acceptable to the club. If the Democrats and Republicans both nominated men who were accepcable to the club then the members could vote for either as they chose. In case only one party should nomínate men aeceptable to the club -.hen the members should vote solidly for those men. In case neither party should nomínate men satisfactory to the club then to nomínate a separate tick2t. The names mentioned by he Democrats were for mayor W. W. Watts and T. A. Bogle. It was understood that either man would accept. For president of the council Walter Taylor, F. H. Belser and Ambrose Keamey were talked of. It was understood that Mr. Belser would not accept. By the Republicans Dr. Darling and Major Stevens were talked of for mayor. It was understood that Major Stevens would not accept. For president of the council Levi D. Wines was the only name mentioned. The committee had found that there was no objection because the law had been enforced. As far as the club is concerned there seemed to be the best of feeling toward it on all sities. What the two parties say they do object to in the Municipal Club is "dictation." The question was asked what if neither party nominated the inen proposed by the club. Some one answered that this was a contlngericy r.ot likely to happen. E. F. Mills moved that the ) eport of the committee be accepted and adopted. In answer to the question if any men mentioned as candidates had made any pledges, the president replied that with some of the men mentioiud their names and well known :haracter were sufficient pledge to insure that they would enforce the law. The resolution of Mr. Mills here passed unanimously. The work of balloting for choice between the several names mentioned was now taken up and several questions arose. It was asked if the action of the club at this time was binding upon the members. It was explained that the vote would only show their preferences and was not binding. The vote for choice between the Democrat candidates for mayor resulted in 41 votes being cast, of which W. W. Watts received 3 votes and T. A. Bogle 38. On Republican candidute 45 votes were cast, of which Darling received 40 and 5 were scattering. For president of the couneil on the Democratie ticket Ambrose Kearney received 28 votes with 12 soattering. On the Republican ticket I. I. Wines received 44 solid.