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The legislature has been invited to visit the University. The March term of the circuit court will begin Monday. Chas. H. Francisco has been granted an original pension. Next Monday evening at the Unity Club will be a Schiller evening- The south outside stairway at University hall has just been completed. A bright little boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nichols, Monday. The Political Equality club meets at three o'clock this afternoon in McMillan hall. Robes and blankets at lovv prices for the next thirty days at Fred Theurer's, 12 West Liberty. This evening, at 7:45, Mrs. Trueblood's class in elocution will give a recital in High School hall. The T. &. A. railroad companyis preparing to put new ties under their tracks between Felch and Summit streets. Prof. D'Ooge lectures next Moncfay evening on "A Summer Trip Through Scandinavia," before the Inland League. Miss Michael Klager died at her home in Saline township, Tuesday, from pneumonía, leaving a husband and large family of children. The Neue Washtenaw Post is just a year oíd and a healthy lusty infant it is, with a good sized subscription list and numerous friends. A large stock of fine hand-made harness, new styles, doublé and single, for the spring trade, at Fred Theurer's, 12 West Liberty street. Jason C. Gillett, who settled in Vpsilanti in 1834, died in Cleveland at the residence of his son, Charles M. Gillett, aged eighty-one years. Miss Francés Button, a gradúate of the high school and for some years a resident of this city, died in Detroit last Saturday, aged 26 years. Prof. E. F. Johnson lectures before the M. E. Bible class, Sunday, on "The Civil Statutes of the Israelites Fifteen Hundred Years Before Christ." The ground was frozen rver live feet (leep. There are 103 more st.udeuts in the University this year than last. The pound master is s.-arching for dogs not wearing the ücense tags. Our streets have never been in worse shape. Let us have a street commissoner. This year's May Festival will be the best. It will cost $1,000 more than the last. The flag over the Light Infantry armory is at half mast on account of the sudden death of Adjutant General Eaton. Representative Reuben Kempf, from this district, has been appointed chairman of the committee to investígate the clerks and their salaries in the various state offices. Wednesday evening about forty members of the United Friends of Michigan surprised Mrs. F.W. Buss, and a good time was had until past midnight. Robert Mann, of East Tawas, formerly of this city, now has a broad grin spreading all over his countenance. A little daughter has called him papa since last Saturday. The Ladies' Missionary society of the Baptist church entertain delegates from Ypsilanti and Dexter this afternoon. An interesting program has been prepared, and tea will be served in the church parlors at 6.30. The convention last Tuesday adopten the following resolution: "Resolved, That we commend the efficiënt and painstaking administration of the great school interests of the county by Commissioner, M. J. Cavanaugh and assure hinr or our continued confidence and esteem." At the ensuing May Festival the Damnation of Faust will be rendered with the following in the leading solo parts: Mme. Nórdica, soprano soloist, taking the part of Margurite; Max Heinrich, the part of Mephislopheles; and Rigel, the part of Faust. Mr. H. Randal! has scored another victory. His fine photojraphic work has been reco'gnized 3y the Yale senior class through the class giving his New Haven, Conn., gallery the class pictures for this year. Heretofore the class pictures have always been made in New Vork. James Hendershott died in Manchester, Feb. 20, aged 83 years. He was born in Pennsylvania, learned the blacksmith trade in New Jersey and was one of the first settlers of Manchester. A few years later, in 1838, he married Miss Catherine Dudley. One son, Mortimer, survives him. A new military company will be organized in Ypsilanti, with John P. Kirk as captain, Frank McKeand first lieutenant, and'Fred Gallup second lieutenant. Thirty members of the old company and thirty members of the proposed new company will be taken in as members of the new organization. The annual meeting of the Farmers' Vigilance association of the townships of Augusta, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield and York will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 1:30 p. m., sharp, in United Workmen's hall, Union block, Ypsilanti. By order of the committee. L. A. Wilcox, president. J. C. Bemiss, secretary. W. Hanke, postmaster at River Rasin, has been unable to attend to his duties for the past four weeks, being confined to the house with a scalded foot. At present he is getting about once more. Last Saturday Miss Emma Hanke and her sister Tilde carae home from Jackson. Miss Emma is very ill with la grippe. David A. Hammond, who was nominated for county school commissioner by the democrats on Tuesday, is an experienced educator, born and reared in Washtenaw county, has taught both country and village schools and been superintendent of schools. This has been his work all his life and is the reason of his nomination. He has also had much experience in examining teachers. Miss Una Abell, who plays the beautiful part of "Edith," the blind girl, :.r Bronson Howard's "Voung Mrs. Winthrop," at the Grand opera house, Saturday night next, is a Washtenaw county girl. She went upon the stage four years ago and is rapidly rising to a high place in her profession. She was for three seasons leading lady to Mlle. Rhea in "Josephine," and last season she played with Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Co. Miss Abell will be entertained by friends during her stay here. A party of her Detroit friends will meet the company at Ann Arbor.


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