With the exception of.J"selling the stock the new opera honse seems to be an assnred fact. It seems, also, 'that the money will easily be forthcoming. Considerable is now in the hands of one man and W. Kandolph McGregor has assurance of other capitahsts. Besides that the plans are now here and offices and stores are being renteri. Three stores have already been spoken for and also two office snites. The building will be three stories high with a high basement under eacn store, whioh will be rented. One part of tne honse will be occnpied by a lodge - to lodges are negotiating for it - each of the six stores are to be 60 feet deep and 20 feetjwide. The interior of the honse will be fltted tip in modern style with two galleries, boxes and a well arranged stage. The building will cost about f50,000, seating capacity 1,300. : Col. Wood, of Detroit, "the architect, was in the city yesterday and spoke very enthusiastically over the proposition and tüinks well of the site. The parties interested expect to be in shape to begin on the building this fall.