. The reception last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Babcock was one of the most pleasant of the many social functions which go to make Ann Arbor life so delightful. Their elegant home, probably the most flnished in all details in the city, was completely filled with guests who gave themselves up wholly to the enjoyment of the occasion. The handsome rooms had been decorated with evergreens, holly, palms and American beauty roses, very artistically arranged. There was banked in one corner of the front parlor in which the guests were„ received a large mass of evergreens, through which green electric lights shimmered wilh beautiful effect. The rooms were ,:. beautiful in their decnrations and in perfect taste. The reception was a dress afïair, the ladies being very handsomely gowned. But there was a noticeable absence of stiffness or reserve which sometimes characterizes these social functions. There was a happy mingling of the people of the city with members of the university faculty and a very large and general attendance. From out of the city were Prof. and Mrs. Lyman, and Dr. and Mrs. Watling, of Ypsilanti, and Mr. and Mrs. George A. Steele, of Detroit. The refreshments were more than usually elabórate, and Hangsterfer acted as caterer. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock made an excellent host and hostess and seemed really to enjoy looking out for the comfort of their guests. The event was one long to be remembered in Ann Arbor social circles.