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And still no street cars. Another excellent faculty concert was held last evening. The republicans of the city organized a club last evening. Prof. Kempf banqueted the Pinafore company Wednesday evening after the play. A society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animáis is in the tapis for Ann Arbor. Mrs. John Schneider expects to build a store on West Washington street this summer. A Mother Goose entertainment will be given in the Congregationai church next Thursday. A supper will be given in the M. E. church this evening for the benefit of the Germán M. E. church. Hazel Hurst, aged five years, died Monday afternoon. She was the daughter of William Hurst of Maiden Lane. J. A. Keith, of the Mt. Clemens' Press, formerly of Dexter, has been appointed Deputy Collector of Customs at Mt. Clemens. Glad of it. The new city council holds its first meeting Monday night. A crowd may be expected to be present to watch President Wines grasp the gavel. Let the bridge over the Michigan Central be lowered and more trade will come to the city, some of which seeks Ypsilanti on account of the grade. The following is the number of women in the various departments of the University: Literary, 463; medical, 71; law, 5; pharmacy, 2; homceopathic, 5; dental, 8. The county treasurer has paid over $52,980.22 to the state this month. Since Michigan returned to the republican columns, Washtenaw county's check has grown much larger. Rev. ]. M.. Bradshaw, of the Congregational church,extends a cordial invitation to the members of J. T. Jacobs' Camp, Sons of Veterans to attend memorial services at his church Sunday morning, April 2cth. D. D. Travis, the father of Mrs. Junius E. Beal and J. E. Travis, of this city, died at his home in Cooper, Mich., Tuesday, of cáncer of the Stomach. He had recently been on a visit to his daughter in this city. Mrs. Voorhees and Mrs. Morehouse, members of the board of trustees of Hackley Park Hall, Muskegon, were called to Jackson this morning to meet Mrs. Lathrop and the state secretary, to arrange for "V. C. T. U. School of Methods," to be held from July 20 to 30. The social hop given by the Lady Maccabees, at K. O. T. M. hall last evening, was a success in every particular. There were about sixty couples present. In connection with the ball was sandwitches and coffee as refreshments. Lemonade was a side issufe which was indulged in freely. Receipts were $23 clear. The "Living Whist" to be produced at the opera house May ir, will be somewhat different from the production of last year. The very latest dances will be used, including specialties by Miss Minnie Foley, Luella , Granger; Kings, Queens, Jacks, Aces, and suit cards. The very best orchestra that can be found will be used. The Childrens' Mission Band of the Congregational church, is preparing a "Mother Goose" party to be given in their Sunday school room, Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 About sixty children will take the different parts. A unique feature of the entertainment will be a "Black Bird Pie." Ten cents. All invited. Henry De Puy who lives on East 1 Washington street, hauled a load of wheat from his farm the other day containing 126 bushels and 47 pounds which with the wagon weighed 9141 pounds. Henry feels proud of the load of wheat, but not so of the price he received for it. He thinks if the tariff really adds 25 cents a bushei to the price of wheat, he should have received more money for his load. The republican club last evening at its organization elected the following temporary officers: G. F. Ailmendinger, president; N. 1). Corbin, secretary: Col. Henry S. Dean, treasurer. A committee of five was appointed on organization, consisting of E. F. Johnson, Fred C. Brown, W. G. Burchfield, H. G. Prettyman and VV. J. Booth, to report in two weeks. The club is organized for the coming fall campaign. The Washington block on the corner of Washington and Fourth avenue recently purchased by Hon. Joseph T. Jacobs will be reatly by the 2oth. Arthur J. Mummery wül occupy the corner store room as a neat little drug store. H. Randal and Blake will occupy the center room and the en tire second flooras photographic and art rooms. The upper lloor is very tastily arranged accbrding to Mr. Randall's order. Rev. Fr. V. Elliott, the Paulist who has for nearly a year been lecturing and answering questions relative to Catholic Doctorine throughout Michigan, will open a Forty Hours Devotion in St. Patrick's Parish, Northfield, at 10:30 next Sunday morning. The Reverened gentleman will also deliver an excellent discourse on Sunday evening at 8, on Monday morning at 9, in the evening again at 8, and will conclude the devotion on Tuesday morning at to o'clock. The devotion is principally intended to give the people an opportunity to comply with their Easter duty. The eighteenth annual convention of the "Woman's Christian Temperance Union" of the second district of Michigan, will be held in the M. E. Church, in Tecumseh, April 25, and 26, commencing Wednesday at 10 a. m. Good speakers, papers on the questions of the hour and f ree discussions are expected. Superintendents of departments will give five minute written reports. Rev. Anna H. Shaw will speak the evening of the 26th. The delegates chosen to represent the Ann Arbor W. C. T. U. at this convention, are Mrs. Hattie Doig, president; Mrs. Martha Wetmore, recording secretary; and Mrs. Amanda Butts, superintendent of S. I. -- ' One of the happiest and brightest companies gathered at the home of Mr. J. E. Rogers, in Saline, on Wednesday evening, April n, to particípate in the marriage festivities of their daughter, Ola, to Geo. Hammond. There were about 75 present, only the near relatives being invited. The gifts were beautiful, practical and abundant, including paintings, dinner and tea sets of China, liuen, chairs, etc. The happy couple left the same evening for their newly furnished home. a nice farm on Lodi Plains, which has cently been purchased for them, by the groom's father. The Argus wishes Mr. and Mrs. Hammond happiness, prosperity and long life.