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A successful Hobart Guild reception was held Saturday evening, about 75 being present. There were 1,200 paid admissions to the cake walk at the Y. M. C. A. fair Saturday evening. A. L. Davis, U. of M. , has been chosen president of the American ' Republican College League. One hundred and twenty-three new members have been recently added to the University Y. M. C. A. If you have a house to sell or rent use the want columns of the Argus. The best medium to be found. John Gillen took the oath of office as heriff this morning, but he cannot enter upon his dutics until Jan. 1. The military camp at Island Lake is a thing of the past, the last of the state property having been removed last Friday. The Women's League give an informal social in the gymnasium with games and dancing next Friday afternoon. The county treasurer this moming received a draft of $12,030 from the state treasurer, the imount of school money coming to this county. H Mrs. Ross Granger this morning sent $75 to Knoxville, the amount she had oollected from the citizens here to give a Thanksgiving dinner to the bovs of Co. A. The work of building the Northside church will be commenced soon. The building will coat about f4,000. The society has the lot and about $400 in the treasury. President McKinley's Thanksgiving turkey weighs 38) pounfls and was furnished by Horace Vose, of Rhode Island, who has raised turkey for the presidents for 35 years. A. H. Holmes introduced his flnger between the pole of a hack and its socket to the serious detriment of the thumb. Dr. Clark dressed the wounded member and Mr. Holmes is able to be around again. Rufus B. Thayer, of Washington, D. C. , who graduated in the literary department of the university in 1870 and was for a year an assistant librarían, is a candidate for the postmastership of Washington. (j Dr. Daniels delivered au interesting lecture on "The Holy Land" in the Bethlehem church last evening. The church was filled with an appreciatiev audience. Next Sunday evening Dr. Daniels will speak in Zion's church on the same subject. The public library situated at 712 E. Hurón st. will be closed as usual on Thursday and Friday of this week, the Thanksgiving vacation. Beginning with Monday, Nov. 21, the library will be open from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. , continuously on every school day. Secretary A. C. Schumacher, of the state board of pharmacy, is a bnsy man these days, receiving from 100 to 1201 letters a day which need his imrnediate attention. He is adding largely to the receipts of the Ann Arbor post office.