A civil service reform club bas been organizad in the university. Complaiut is made that the tinder classrnen are not taking as much interest in baseball as they shonld and that indoor praetice so far has been poorly attended. The ladies' edition of the U. of M. Daily, isuscd on Tuesday, was a rneritorious issue. The write up of the leap year party by a co-ed was espeoally good and there were other features that reflected credit npon the pablishers for the day. There wlll be another edition by the women abont April 1. The editors are: Editor-in-chief, Susannah H. Riohardson, '98; managing editor, Anna L Richards, '95; business manager, Helen M. Bogardns, '98; associate editor?, Euretta A. Hoyles, '96; Marión Otis, '97; Madge Bunday, '98; Irma Sanford, '98. The ladies entertained their gentlemen friends in great shape at the leap year party last Saturday afternoon at the gymnasium. The men, prettily dressed in their gowus of black trousers, corduroy vests, and coats of serge, were jast as sweet as they could be. Fortuuately for the ladies the weather was propitious ai d there was no danger of the rouge becoming soaked off their tootsy wootsys' faces froni going to the ball ju the rain. The costumes of of the gentlemen were radiant iu splendor. Nearly all of them wore neckties and none of the college professors appeared with their trousers tucked iu their boots. The chaperones were regents and professors and they fllled their avocations so well that there weie very few yonng ladies who had the fortitude to remain long in seoluded corners with the dear sweet things they escorted there. The party was for the benefit of the woman 's gym and the fund was augmented by about $500. Prof. M. E. Cooley, of the mechanical engineering department, has expressed to the Lodge & Davis Maohine Tool Co., Cincinnati, two box es which it is hoped will obtain tor bis department I the $1,500 lathe offered to the most popular technological school in the country by this firm. The boxes contain over 40,000 votes of frieuds of the university in favor of tbis institution, and with those sent previously and by mail today will foot up over 75,000. Those votes coiné from nearly every state in the union. President Angelí has writfcen Senator McMillan, urging the adoption of the Squire bill relative to the persounel of the navy. He says that the faculty of the university bas been very desirous of i building up a department of engineering and shipbuilding at Ann Arbor. "Situated as we are upon the great lakes, where so much shipbuildiug is doue," says President Angelí, "many of our best young engineers are drawn into that kind of work. We should be greatly helped by having larger facilifcies for the work and also for instruotion in steam engineering. We believe if the government could help us about I this matter somewhat and could offer indneements to oar graduates for worthy j posifcions in the service as navy engineers, it might be not only of great help to our students bat to the naval servioe itself. " Senator MoMillan is a member of the sub committee of the committee on naval affairs to which this matter has been referred and will do all he can to aid the Squire bill. The senior law class on Friday evening last held its preliminary contest to decide vipon its oontestant in the oratorical contest to take place Maren 20. j Tbere weee six contestants and F. L. Iugraham, president of the class, wa= ohosen, his subject being"Gettysburg. "