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The regents meet again next Wednesday. A.H. Holmes has a hands ome ntwhack. The school board have decided to revise the rules and regulations. John P. Tracey, of Manchester, has been granted an original pension. The Baptist church has successfully tried the plan of having free pews. Rev. Mr. Tatlock will preach again on free pews in church next Sunday. John Krumri is building an addition to his house on West Summit street. There are two new houses on Thompson street between Liberty and William. Parke, Davis & Co. have offered a $500 scholarship in chemistry in the University for next year. There will be full choral services, without sermón, in St. Andrew's church, at 7:30 p. m., next Sunday. The Students' Christian association have changed the hour of their Sunday meeting from 9:15 a. m. to m. Senator Mason, of the upper península, has introduced a bilí to imend the charter of the city of Ann Arbor. The Rev. Henry Tatlock will deliver his second sermón on the free church system, in St. Andrew's church, next Sunday morning. ïownship taxes for Ann Arbor town can be paid at the county treasurer's office on the afternoon of February 23, when Treasurer Green will be there to receive them. A traction engine got stalled on North Main street, on Wednesday morning, and it took an hour or two to get it again in motion. Sorne thing was wrong with the machinery. Those who heard Hon. Rufus Waples' paper on "Washington irving," given before Unity club last Monday evening, pronounce it a most delightful and even brilliant production. Tuesday evening of last week a Progressive pedro party took place at Mr. Welton Geer's, of Superior, Berdie Nixon winning thehandsome prize. A warm supper was served after which the company bade Mr. and Mrs. Geer good night and started for home. Fur overcoats made to order at Fred Theurer's. tf The number of Valentines sentj through the postoffice is larger than usual. The Ann Arbor Light Infantry cleared about $350 from their two entertainments. The Congregational Y. P. S. C. E. ive a social at the residence of ü. F. Schairer this evening. A weighing social wül be given at the Church of Christ by the Inland league next Monday evening. The store of VV. G. Dieterle is being refitted preparatory to the occupancy of Lindenschmit & Apfel. August Nissle, now with Schairer & Millen. will take charge of the store of Wal ter Mack in Manchester. Rev. J. E. Jacklin, editor of the Michigan ChrisHan Advocate, will preach in the M. E. church next Sunday. The next annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Farmers' Mutual Insurance companies will be held in this city. W. E. Stocking is a member of the executive comrnittee of the State Farmers' Insurance association. Edward H. Waples is now editing he Ann Arbor Democrat. He will make a good editor and is a fine young man, personally. The Women's Foreign Missionary society of tlie M. E. church meets at the residence of Mrs. CE. Worden at three o'clock this afternoon. About $825 has been taken in at the postoffice stamp window during the past week. If this amount could be kept uy th year through, Ann Arbor would be advanced into the postofiïces of the first class. Mrs. Howard, recently a guest at Dr. Vaughan's, in this citv, is to read a paper before the Woman's club in Lansing today. Mrs. Howard is considered quite a remarkable woman for her years, having passed her ninety-second milestone. At the Unitarian church social next Monday evening, Miss Jean Phillips, of Toronto, Canada, will give some Scotch readings; Mr. William Phillips, 6f Chicago, will sing several Scotch and Irish ballads and Mr. Cari Harriman, of this city, will give some humurous readings from James Whitcomb Riley. Letters received this week from Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Roberts, now in Western África, by their friends in the S. C. A., state that Mr. Rob erts was slowly recovering from his fever, but that he had been rendered temporarily deaf and blind. He had recovered his hearing and was hoping soon to regain his sight also. The court of claims has adjudged the amount due Ana Arbor letter carriers for back pay to be as follows: James O'Kane, $631; George Blum, $631; W. L. Baxter, $571; Chris. T. Donnelly, $571; Frank O'Hearn, $317; Joseph A. Polhemus, $316; Earl Ware, $303; Asa Allen, $295; Wm. F. Armstrong, $275; Alfred F. Fruhauf, S42. The Women's Newspaper, which is to appear on the 2 2d, will be something both interesting and unique. The contributors are ladies ot the different societies and interests throughout the city, so that there will be reading for everybody. The outward dress, too, of the paper will be something unusual. Orders for copies, particularly those to be sent out of town, should be left with Mrs. Ames on Williams street, so that they may be sent direct from the office.


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