In spite of the absence of Governor Pingree from the festivities incident to Military Day last Mofiday, Co. A scored an unmitigated success at its annual inspection, reception and ball. When the boys retürued from the depot in the afternoon without, the governor and his military staff they looked considerably dampened iji spirit, but it did not deter them from. pushing the affair along to a successf ui issue. Those who stood in line at the reception were Railroad Commissioner : .Wesselius, Deputy Railroad Commissioner Wedemeyer and Sheriff Judson, representing the governor, Capt. .Ross Granger of Ann Arbor; Capt. CorneJi.ua Gardener of Detroit; Col. Richardson of Lansing; Col. John A.Terrill of Jackson; Maj Willard B'ush'of Lansing; ai. E. J. Rogers of Port Huron; Maj. W. Watts of Jackson; and Capt. ohn Kirk of Ypsilanti, and other adies and gentlemen from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The inspection was condncted by Capt. Gardener who at its conclusión said: "I find the : company in fine condition and Capt. Granger as well as the men are to be congratulated on maintaining the best of discipline. If atïairs do not soon change, 1 believe some or all of us will be oblieed to take the öeld." Aftei" the inspection came the ball and dancing was kept up until nearly 3 a. m. to music f urnished by the Chequamegon orchestra and a brass band. The decorations in the armory were superb and included a mammoth monogram "Co. Á." ín : red, white and jlue electric lights. A picture of the Maine draped in mourning also hung on the walls. The patronessas occuaied a dainty bqoth in the north east corner of the building and the refreshments were served in Berryman's pho;ograph studio. Over ISO couples were in attendance.