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The Eastern Star wil) install officers next Wednesday evening. Mrs. Anna Kern died at the ! pital Tuesday, aged forty years. Whist ! A club ot sixteen members for the purpose of playing it, has been formed at Ypsilanti. Cari Rathfon, a former Ypsilanti, boy died recently in Kscanaba, of appendicitis. The body was sent to Ypsilanti for burial. It is ntimated that the court deputy sheriff gum drop will drop into the mouth of Zenas Sweet, and that Mr. Dansingburg's deputy will be his son. Students of the University are endeavoring to persuade Prof. Carhart to offer a teacher's diploma in physics, no diploma as yet having ever been offered in this branch. James C. Ambrose on "The Fooi in Politics," at the M. E. church tomorrow evening. Mr. Ambrose, don't you go to twitting the democrats about losing the election. We will not bear it. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed at Trinity English Lutheran church next Sunday morning. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be a Germán sermón by Rev. H. F. Belser. B. J. Conrad received a telegram Tuesday evening, from Chicago, from his daughter Lulu, who was recently married to J. R. Allen, that they had lost all their furniture, clothing and valuable wedding gifts by fire. The Foerster Brewing Co. will start next week on the work of increasing the capacity of their cellars. At present they are able to store about 3,000 barrels and their improvement means an increase to 4,000 barrels. - Ypsi. Dept. Times. Last Sunday an audience of nearly 400 listened to Prof. Carhart's lecture before the University Bible class, ot the M. E. church. Next Sunday, Dr. J. B. Steere begins a series of four lectures in this course on "Evolution from a Christian Standpoint." Next Sunday evening at the M. E. church Dr. Cobern will speak on "The Religious Opinions of Daniel Webster." Much favorable comment is heard concerning the very able address of Dr. Cobern last Sunday morning on "The Religious Beliefs of the Poet Whittier." The WrTnkle of today will be "a hummer. " It will be blanketed with very elabórate covers and illustrated in several shades, excluding green and vermilion. The editors resent green asconveyiñg an uncomplimentary suggestion; and as to vermilion, it is not now tolerated in the Wrinkle, whether spelled with two "I's" or one. The number will be the finest yet issued this year. Prof. H. B. Hutchins, who, at the beginning of the next university year will become dean of the law faculty, is in the city. Prof. Hutchins is familiar with Ann Arbor having been once a professor of the University. Since leaving Ann Arbor he has been dean of the law department of Cornell. He bas this week been the guest of Dr. Herdman. The Germans are an inventive nation. The Yankee may think he has found out all there is to know, but he never invented a thing that is a cross between a lead pencil and a policeman's club. Mr. George Wahr, the book-seller, who lately made a trip to Germany, ordered among other stock a quantity of these police-club pencils. Theyare about 14 inches long, three-fourths of an inch in diameter and fitted with a fine nickel fereule and rubber. They have become very popular and sell rapidly. For editorial work it is just the thing. One can "roast" a man alive, with it, and kill him dead' at a blow, when he comes in to "see about it." Dr. Ryan recently announced from the pulpit at Ypsilanti that the saloons were open Sundaysand that the marshal was cognizant of the fact. The marshal waited on the minister and unrolled a list of 14 saloon-keepers he had "socked it" to. dunne his brief but bloody reer. This staggered the eider and he afterward stated that he did not mean to criticise the marshal, but merely assumed that he should know of sunday violations. The Evening Times gets after the eider and charges him with crawfishing and addc with reference to the doctor's intimation that the opinión of the Times was nothing to him, and responds that the Times willdoasit pleases, regardless of him. Gentlemen, settle it ! We will not say how, but it often happens when men have differences that they retire together behind a green baize screen and emerge friendly and smiling. Court, Monday, Dec. 3. Jury on the 4th. E. B. Hobson, a former taxidermist of the University museum, died recently at Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Thomas D. Gilbert, a former regent of the University, died recently at his home in Grand Rapids. The conductors of the street railway have received notice of a reduction in their wages f rom 15 cents an hour tu 12 cents. Prof. J. B. Steere, next Sunday, before the Bible class of the M. E. church, will deliver the first of his series of addresses on "Kvolution from a Christian Standpoint." Both in the size of the present postage stamp and the quantity of mucilage on its reverse side, democratie economy has gone beyond the virtue point. In the matter of mucilage, especially, we demand more extravagance. Mrs. Francés De Puy, of Maynard street, who was injured a few evenings ago, by falling into an open sewer excavation, is said to be severely injured in the spine. It is alleged by the sewer people that a lantern was placed at the danger point and that it was stolen. Claude Falls Wright, of London, j gave a lecture on theosophy and re-incarnation, at Frieze hall, Wednesday evening. He will also give a discourse on theosophy and kin: dred topics this evening at the residence of Mrs. T. Fisk, 42 E. Liberty street. All are invited. The "Majestic" - whatever that may mean - invites us to be present this evening at a reception to be given the press of Grand Rapids at St. Cecelia parlors. We would be glad to go, but owingto the lateness of the invitation, shail not have time to walk. Thanks, awfully, however. The fire departraent has been at the expense of a new dog. As soon as the animal was introduced, he went sniffing about the department, and standing on his hind feet, stretched his neck upward, smelling at every barrel and box. It is thought he was searching for the department bath tub. Emma Moore, Daisy Gordon and Mabel Henderson were on Tuesday marshaled before Ju=tice Pond, under the chaperonage of Officer Banfield. They were charged with disorderly conduct - out of politeness for their sex. Emma was fined $20 and costs and the others $5 each and costs. This action bankrupts a place that has had some note in times past. Anyone finding and restoring the hair and eyebrows of the colored porter of the Franklin house, or who will furnish a recipe for producing a new growth will please communicate with "Chester, porter, Franklin," with special delivery stamp. Just before the stove feil down and the bricks flew off the chimney, Chester, a can ofoil and a slow fire had been in perihelion. If it wre not for the diversions of life how inert and spiritless would existence become. The Courier is authority for the announcement that County Treasurer Elect Rehfuss will remove to Ann Arbor. It had been generally understood that Mr. Rehfuss would not remove to the city, but instead would "stay where he is at" and send his hired man. It is not improbable that thecomment provoked by the current understanding regarding the stay-at-homeativeness of the coming county treasurer may have influenced him to come to the city. Supt. of the Poor Sipley has purchased 500 cords of wood Michigan and Cornell will struggle for supremacy at Detroit, toniorrow. Work on the sewers has been interrupted on account of the frozen ground. The Oriental Maccabees hold their third atinual banquet next Wednesday evening. F. Kraus, the auctioneer, terms reasonable. Cali at Argus office, or at residence, on Broadway. lt is rumored that P. N. Shute, of Ypsilanti, will retit the Palace rink, in this city and turn it into an opera house. M. Gibney, who played the part of "Judge Knox" in the "Charity Ball," Tuesday evening, is a brother of the late Eugene Gibney, of this city. Ceorge Flower, for declaring tbat ie saw the steeple of Bethlehem :hurch weave back and forth, was )n Monday sent to jail by Justice Pond for 30 days. . Wadams, Ryan & Reule have urchased the stock of gent's furnishing goods and boots and shoes, lately owned by Bowdish and Matteson and will close it out at cost. At Normal hall Tuesday evening, Prof. John Temple Graves lectured on " The Reign of the Demagogue." His subject was particularly appropriate in view of the recent alee-, tions. Mr. and Mrs. I. Greenman were shaken up, VVednesday, by their horse taking fright. Mrs. Greenman was tossed into another wagon. The horse was caught before he had wrecked the town, as he apparently intended. The University Glee and Banjo clubs will soon make their firsttrip. Four concerts are dated. They will appear at Albion, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and Jackson, and will be billed during the Thanksgiving vacatiou. The slander case of Moore vs. Thompson, which was tried in the j Washtenaw circuit, went to the supreme court, and sent back on error fora new trial, is about to be retried - this time in Livingston county, where it was removed on a change of venue. The complainant secured a jndgment of $2,500 in the Washtenaw circuit. Mrs. Norma Jackson, of Chicago, has in contemplation the production of the fairy .operetta, "Lily Bell. or the Culprit Fay," in this city, depending on local talent for the musical material. Mrs. Jackson, has in other places brought out the operetta with high credit. It is put it on in Ann Arbor, some time next month. Fur overcoats made to order at Fred Theurer's.


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