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Zoa Phora brings health and happiness. ______ About fifty new houses are being built in the city. The Ann Arbor ohess club now holds ■weekly meetings. Mrs. H. J. Post, of Whittaker, died Monday evening. The Sophomore social takes place Friday eveuing, May 24th. The Ann Arbor Light Infantry will give an excursión to Put-in-Bay soon. Professor L. P. Jocelyn has been selected by the publishers to revise Olney's Algebra. Hiscock and Son are already filling their coal bins in preparation for next fall and winter. The Ann Arbor Agricnltnral Company have an order l'rom Germany for twelve hay tedders. James E. Harkins is putting down a plauk sidewalk on the Felch street side of his property on N. Main street. The Ann Arbor Manufacturing Company will shortly remove to their new quarters in what was formerly the Krause tannery. Ib has been remarked by many observant people that there are fewer robins and otber birds this spring than for a for many years. The water committee of the council has been looking up places for new fire hydrants and the lighting committee plans for new lights. If the corner stone of the woinan's gymnasium is laid on commencment day a friend of Regent Barbour will give $1,000 towards it. # Aid. Prettyman says he has never had o many applications for rooms as this week. He has had great difflculty in finding rooms for his guests. The summer evening dancing party to be given at Granger's academy next Thursday evening is for former pupils and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Granger. Mrs. Pauline J. Hersey, of Baldwin, Michigan, died at the home of her brother, N. H. Jackson, on Thompson treet, yesterday, of peritonitis, aged nineteen years. Fred Barker has been in Kalamazoo this week in atiendan ce at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of the K. P's. He was the delégate from Ann Arbor Lodge No. 44, K. of P. A car loaded with fruit, cigars and groceries was broken into Tuesday night on the Aun Arbor tracks in this city. Considerable daraage was done to the contents. The sheriff pursued the supposed guilty parties to Milan. A prominent republican, of this city, said, the other day, "I'll teil you what it is, if Janies S. Gorman were in the state legislature, the Univrsity wonld have gotten all the appropriation it asked for. " And the prominent republican was never a supporter of Mr. Gorman. Mrs. Rosina Eberle, wife of John Eberle, of West Liberty street, died Wednesday of inflammation of the lungs, aged sixty-five years. She was born in Wuertemburg, Germauy, and came to Ann Arbor with hor husband twenty nine years ago. She leaves three sons. At the meeting of the Arbeiter Verein held on Monday, Christian Martin and George Lutz wero elected delegates to the anuual meeting of the Bund to be held at Salzburg, Jnne llth to 13th. Emanual Spring was elected altérnate. The society in Ann Arbor is entitled by its numbers to three delegates, but on the gronnd of economy it has never sent more than two delegates. John E. Travis has in his possession a relie which he prizes very highly. It is a cañe that was ent in the woods by no less a personage than the late'Jefferson Davis, president of the late southern confederacy. It was given by Mr. Davis to Mrs. E. B. Hi!l,who presented it to her mothor, the late Mrs. Tourtilette, after whose death it was giveu by her daughter, Mrs. Medaris, to Mr. Travis.- Courier. Aun ArLor Commandery Knights Templar, will observe Ascensión Day, Sunday, May 2(5, by decorating the graves of dceaseed brothers. A convention of the Liberal Christian churches aud ministers of Michigan (Unitarian, Univer.salists and Independent) is to be held in Aun Arbor the last week in May (May 27, 28, and 29), Besides speakers from various parts of the State, several clergymen of emineuce from Chicago, Toledo, and Cleveland, are to be present. Some of the snbjects to be discussed are: "The Kind of Religión the World Keeds", "The Salvation of Society, " " Cultivation of the Spiritual Life, ' ' ' ' Woman's Work in the Churches," "Young People's Religions Societies and Work," Sanitation and Public Health," "Asyriology and the Bible," "The Best Religious Literatura," "How to Bridge the Chasm between the Rich and the Poor. " Addresses will be given before the convéntipn by Professor Craig and Dr. Vaughan of the University.