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Preparations are being made for building the new Dieterle block. The University oratorical contest occurs in University hall this evening. DeWitt E. Wilbur, of Ypsilanti, has been granted an original pension. - Remember that registration day in the city of Ann Arbor is Tuesday, March 26. Gustave Adolphus, youngest son of John Jetter, of Ann Arbor town, died Monday. Rev. C. T. Allen, of Detroit, will deliver the Memorial day oration in University hall. The V. P. S. C. E. of the Congregational church hold a swap social Saturday evening, March 23. A big break occurred in the water pipe on the corner of Liberty and Maynard streets, Tuesday morning. Another of the excellent series of faculty concerts was 'held in Frieze Memorial hall, last evening. Jacob Wahl, D. C. Sullivan and Wm. Sigle were admitted to citizenship in the circuit court, Tuesday. John R. Mott, secretary of the College Y. M. C. A., addresses the Students' Christian association in Newberry hall, Sunday afternoon. Walter E. Gould, of Tompkins township, Jackson county, was nominated by the popuüsts for state senator. Washtenaw county was not represented in the convention. l'he city convention of the prohibition party will be held in the supervisor's room in the court house at Ann Arbor, at 8 p. m., Friday, March i5th, for the purpose of nominating a city ticket to be voted for at the coming spring election, and the transaction of any other business that may properly come bef ore it. Just received, a lot of new lace curtains, ranging in price from $1.00 to $15.00 per pair, at Haller's Furniture Store. 20-21 The annual meeting of the chora) unión occurs March 26 1 The thermometer took a di) j low zero yesterday morning. The prohibitionists have nominated Levi Decker, of Jackson, for State senator. The prohibition city conventiou will be held this evening for the purpose of notninating a city ticket. The pilgrimage of Ana Arbor Commandery to Howell, for next Tuesday night, has been postponed. P. McDonald broke his arm while felling trees near Whitmore lake, recehtly. A limb of a tree struck the arm. The I. ü. G. T. lodge of the north side give a social at the Wall street chapel this evening. Everybody is cordially invited. A branch of the Capítol investment Building and Loan Association of Lansing, Michigan, is being organized in the city. The Ann Arbor chess players went down to Ypsilanti last night, won two games and lost three, while two games were a stand-off. The Ladies' Foreign Missionary society of the Baptist church meet with Mrs. J. N. Lewis, 106 East Huron, this afternoon. Subject, "China." Detroit parties are making arrangements to erect a three-story brick building on the vacant ground between Schumacher's hardware and the Keek building. Ysaye, the violinist, who has recently been creating such a furore in musical circles, plays in University hall under the auspices of the LJniversity Musical society, March 25 The subject of Rev. Henry Tatlock's sermón in St. Andrew's church next Sunday morning will be "What Renouncing the World and the Fiesh Means and what It Does not Mean." Theodore Prochnow, of Northfield, while felling trees last Tuesday broke his leg so badly that it had to be amputated. The tree in falling caught the leg between the stump and the log and literally crushed it. Ellis, infant son of Frank Healy, died of membranous croup, Tuesday, aged two years and nine months. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev.J. M. Gelston officiating. Hon. Joscph T. Jacobs must have had an éye to business during his recent trip through the south. He usually has. He secured a store customer for Jacobs & Allmand in Velasco, Texas. T. Frank Corr, for ten years clerk in the Michigan Central freight office here, leaves the latter part of the month for Lansing, where he will go into the stone-quarrying business with a brother. Vesper services were held for the first time in University hall, Tuesday, at 4.10 p. m. Prof. Stanley presided at the grand organ. A chorus from the choral union rendered two selections and President Angelí offered prayer. The hall was crowded. Although Ottmar Eberbach retires from the position on the state board of pharmacy, a position he has so ably and acceptably filled, the position does not go away from Ann Arbor, as the governor has appointed Albert C. Schumacher, of this city to fill the vacancy. Mr. Schumacher is a member of the Eberbach Drug and Chemical company, is an excellent chemist and a bright man and will make a good member of the board.