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Registraron day occurs next Tuesday. It cost Fred Rash $2 fine and $3 costs to get intoxicated. The Michigan Central pay car was in the city, Saturday. The annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. is held Thursday afternoon. Representative Kempf estimates that the legislative party will nurober 250 people. The sophomore literary students gave a class party in Granger's hall, Saturday evening. Rev. J. W. Bradshaw exchanged pulpits with Rev. W. H. Brodhead, of Flint, Sunday. Capt. Manly caught a mink, Saturday, who was making a raid on his chicken coop. Otsiningo Lodge, I. O. O. F., give a social in their hall next Thursday evening. Next Sunday evening Rev. J. T. Sunderland will review Mr. Ingersoll's lecture on the Bible. The Cleveland Daily World, of which B. Frank Bower is part owner, was burned out on Sunday. Solomon Sears, of Webster township, over eighty years of age and a pioneer, is reported as very low. Jacob Zwink, of Northfield, died Friëay night, aged thirty six years. He had been married only two years. The republican ward caucuses will be held Friday evening, and the republican city convention on Monday evening. There are over twenty students in the University who are studying for the ministry. They have formed an association. The democratie ward caucuses will be held next Monday evening, and the city convention will occur Tuesday evening. Mary Visel, who wandered away frorn Prof. D'Ooge's, is yet at the University hospital and may have to be taken to the Pontiac asylum. Rev. Dr. Cobern has an article in the Methodist Review on John Greenleaf Whittier, with a fac-simile of his denial that he was a Unitarian. The tissue paper rack in Sheehan's book store caught fire Friday evening but after a great scurrying Tom Slater managed to extinguish the fire before it spread farther. Rev. Fr. Kelly delivered a most brilliant lecture Daniel O'Connell, Sunday evening, which the crowded condition of our colums alone prevents our giving in this number. Mr. T. J. Keech is trying to secure a change in the time of receiving the signal service reports in this city which will greatly enhance the value of the service. By the contemplated change the predictions will be received about 10 a. m., and cover the time until 8 p. m. the following evening. A course of lectures on "Memory" is being given in Newberry hall, the first lecture being given this evening. Prof. G. A. Schram is the lecturer. A few years ago a lecturer took several hundred dollars out of town, binding each of his patrons not to divulge his system under heavy penalties. And to learn the presidents in order certain of those who took the lectures were overheard repeating "Washington - Washing - Washing day, Monday, first day, first man, Adam, Adams," and so on ad infinitum. An entire new registration has been ordered for the seventh ward. The Municipal Club will take a hand in politics Wednesday evening. The U. of M. Masonic Club gave a banquet at Hangsterfer's Saturday night. The water pipes on Madison and Jefferson streets burst Saturday morning. "' Miss Octavia Bates lectures in the Webster Society hall, Wednesday evening, March 27. Ex Marshall James R. Murray, who recently broke his leg, is able to be out on crutches. The Lyra Mannerchor serenaded Albert C. Schumacher, Friday evening, in honor of his appointment as a rnember of the State Board of Pharmacists. The Gradúate Club holdsits next meeting at Dr. Vaughan's, Saturday evening when Prof. A. C. MacLaughlin will speak on "A Visit to the House of Commons." The second and third wards are now the two largest wards in the city in population. If they were as reliably republican as the first and sixth, they might have been split into three wards. The people who have consented to entertain members of the legislature on the occasion of their approaching visit to the city are requested by those having the matter in charge to be at the chapel Thursday evening, after the concert, to escort their guests home. "The Jurisprudence of the Jews in the Time of Christ" was the subject of Prof. J. C. Knowlton's lecture before the University Bible class of the Methodist church last Sunday. The attendance was large and the interest great. Next Sun day Prof. Knowlton will speak on "The Trial of Christ from a Lawyer's Standpoint." An event of no little importance will be the coming to the Grand opera house this evening of Charles Hoyt's musical trifle, "A Trip To Chinatown." This is the play which bears the proud distinction of having played a greater number of consecutive performances (656 in number) than any other attraction, either farce, opera or otherwise, on he American stage.