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Tbe Y. P. S. C. E. of the Trinity Lutheran oburch, had a very enjoyable social at tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Belser Friday evening. Wtn. Burke had an interview with Justice Pond Saturday morning for being draak and disorderly. It was decisive and he went to jail for flve days. The second social in the series being given by the I. O. O F. will be held in the rooms in the Henning block, on New's eve. , Thursday, Deo. 31. The gravel train and steam shovel of the Anu Arbor road is working on the southern end of the road. New sidetracks are being oonstrncted near Manb at tan. Tbe Ypsilantian says that an imperativa need on the eleotric oars between here and Y"psilanti is stoves that will raise the temperatare of the oars above the freezing point. It is stated that wh'eo his lease of the Arlington hotel expires, April 1 next, George M. Hawes will retire from th9 business of which he has been landlord for tbe past 10 years. Bach & Butler will issue 1,000 extra copies of their "Better Times" for December, oontaining tbe write up of the University School of Musio by Prof. L. D. Wines, for circulation outside of the city. Mies Mama Sanders, of Ypsilanti, aJopted a novel meaus to earn het rnoney for a Y. W. C. A. experience social one day lase week. She drew Frank McKinstry in a dump cart from E. M. Comstock & Co. 's to the post office. The board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. elected the following offloers at its meeting Tuesday night: C, W. Wagner, president; A. E. Mummery, vice president; E. S. Gilmore, record - ing secretary ; George L. Moore, treasurer. At the morning service of the Unitarian church last Sunday Mrs. R. H. Kempf sang a beautiful contralto solo "God, the comfort of my soul. " by Tours. In the evening Miss George sang a soprano solo "Come unto me," by Cowan. The new diamond at the crossing of the Jjake Shore and A. A. & Y. street railway has been put in position and the bumping which passengere on the latter line received as the car passed over the track of the former is aow a thing of the past. The W. C, T. U. has deemed it advisble to obange the two regular meetings in the month of December from the lOth and 24th to the 17th and 31st. The uuion will meet next Thursday at 3 pin. ac the Y. W. C. A. rooms over the postoffice. All are cordially invited to be present. At the meeting of Fraternity Lodge, F. & A. M., Friday evening föO was appropriated to buy Christmas dinners for the poor and a commi(t93 of eight was appointed to act in conjunction wtih Golden Rule Lodge and the members of the Mystic Shrine to provide and distribute them. Losman & Landis, of Chicago, have the contraot for the scenery of the new Ypsilanfci opera house, and the Central Chandelier Co., of Toledo, O., for the lighting. It is expected to open the house during the holiday week, altbougb a]l the scenery will not be cumpleted before the middle of January. The upper part of the frame building on N. Fouith ave., next north of the Henning blook, was the soene of a small blaze about 6 o'clock Fiiday evening, which was quickly extinguished by the fire department. It was oaused by a stovepipe having been run up through the roof instead of into the chimney. Simeón B. Barnaby, of Springboro, Ohio, who oame to Ann Arbor, Nov. 25, to spend the remainder of his days with his nephew, James B. Saunders, died Saturday morning, of bronchial pneumonia, aged 79 years, 2 months aud 28 day., having only been ill since the Sunday previous. Short funeral services were held at the house on Sunday evening, Bev. T. VV. Young offtciatiug. The remains were taken to his old home at Springboro, Monday, by Mr. Saunders, where they were interred. Master Gebald Brown, the Ann Arbor boy soloist, who sang at the sacred oncert Saturday evening, is one of the finest singers it bas been our lot to listen to in many a day. He is certainly a prodigy. To listen and not look at him one would surely think it a lady singing. His voice is as olear as a bell, he speaks his words very plainly and touches the high notes with the ease of old performers. Had the entertainment been pruperly advertisnd be would have undoubtedly been greeted with ed house. -