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On account of failing health Mr. Knowlton is going to rent or sell his garden land. Philo Galpin, an old resident of Superior, died last Sunday and was buried Tuesday. A party of fifteen came down from Dexter, Wednesday night, to see " Hearts of Oilk-" . IVm. Bu rice has traded his farm south of town for city property owned by Mr. A. II. Hammond. We understand Charles Fantle is Intendlnjr to sell out his dry goods stock and move to St. Paul. A new dry-goods store is to be started where Theodore Taylor has just moved out. It will open about the flrst of AprilThe Washtenaw Journal, a new German paper it seems, is to be started here before long Christian J. Reul will be the editor. Rev. Dr. Eddy of Detroit will preach in the Lecture room of the Congregational church this, Friday, evening at a quarter past seven o'clock. Several of the bicyclists of the city are intending to accompany the Chicago club on their eastern trip in July, which we referred to in our columns week before last. A slaughter-house owned by Henry Matthews burned to the groand Monday night. It was situated about three-quarters of a mile west of the court house square. Not a few handsome residences are to be built this coming spring and summer. Among them will beone by Mr. Hoffrtetter, near the Methodist church, and another by A. V. Robinson, on Fifth street. At the State Democratie convention at Lansing this week, the Washtenaw county delegátes were : W. D. Harriman, James S. Gorman, D. Cramer, V. C. Vausshn, "Win. H. Arnold, J. M. YouDg, Ezra Sanford, J. L. Stone, John J. Robison and Russell Godfrey. Early Wednesday morniag a j'oung emigrant woman feil olí" a west bound train near Delhi and lay by the side of the track two hours before being found. She had struck on her head, and when brought to Dexter was still insensible from concussion of the brain. - At the annual meeting of Uw Ladies Charitable Union, held March Ist, thfollowing offleers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. C. A. Jaycox; vice-president, Mrs. Phebe Steele ; treasurer, Mrs. C. B. Andrews; secretary, Miss A. Henning. The board of county school examiners will have the spring series of teachers' examinations as follows: at Ypsilauti, March 28, in Union School building; at Ann Arbor March 30. in court house; at Chelsea, April 4 in Union School building, and at Saline, April 6, in Union School building. Rev. J. T. Sunderland will begin nest Sunday night, at the Unitarian Church a series of evening discourses upou " Christian Doctrines in the Light of to-day," or "What do Unitai-ians Believe?" The subjects treated will be "The Bible " "Jesus," "God," "Man," "Salvation," "Election," "Conversión," "Heaven and Heil " and "Prayer." The court "house again had a narrow escape from fire last Sunday. It happened that Mr. Robison went into bil office and uilt a fire in the grate. Soon after, noticing a smoke, he examined and found the oor all afire. It seems the builders had carelessly lai(i the boardg rght np tQ gre without anythiiiíf between but a Piece of iron, consequentiy they easily became heated, and had they been undiscovcred a little longer we might now be talkmar of a new court house. The two farces, which are to be given i Spring f0r the Lflc]ies Library A9SO. ciation now have their casts and are béng rehearsed in preparation for presen follows- arrangcme"ts of róles are as 8teggInsICI L'0t PAI"'K oU Major Rattañ""" Zane Víctor Dohhln'u' Mrs. SteKKin9 ; ePoiit Mrs. Rattan Hi? Hat"e Swathel A'igellna Miss Louise Loving Anna Maria' Mltls Wllson J Miss A. Condón „.„„ . WOODCOCK'S LITTLE GAMB. "rpt? SS--ivfh. R.e..ards Swansdown rKlns W. B. Oharaberlaln Mrs. Colonel'Ö'arvpr üeFont Mrs. Larklns Miss Louise Loving Uavid Miss A. Condón J. M. Zane Eev. Mr, Gcorge wlll, by request, read in the Red Ribbon hall in Dextcr, Tuesday eyening, Shakespere's Merchant of Yenice, and Dickens' Breach of Promise. The choros of fairies of the opera, lo. lanthe meets twicc a week, and ttie chorus of Peers three times a vveek, for singing and stage rehearsals. Thirty-liye porsons will takc part ; both principáis and choruses have been very judiciously selected, are doing good work. The opera will probably be uiven May 18th. At the churches in tliis city t has been noticed that congrcgational singing is rapidly iraproving. A lady visiling in the city who has traveled to some extent declared that she did not remember of having been in any other place where so m:ny joined in singing with the choir. The plan the Methodists have adopted of having Friday evening meetings for singing is proving to be quite popular. A meeting of the bicyclists of the town and University was held last evening and a bicycle club was formed with the foltowing officers: president, J. E. Beal; vict-president, H. O. Frank; capt;,in, G. W. Lee; lst lieutenant, H. B. Wheelock; 2d lieutenant, W. S. Hough; treasurer, L. D. Taylor; secretary, George Keck. There are over fort? wheels in town and it is believed that much pleasure and piofit will come to the members from the drill and "runs'' of the club. The house of Mr. Doty, out on the Dexter road, burned Friday night. It was with difficulty that he was rescued, as he was quite sick at the time. The whole house was crowded with relies, pictures, drawings, colored photographs, etc.,which were the handiwork of the daughters. There were undoubtedly very few houses hereabouts which had so many objeets of personal interest, and they all were destroyed by the fire. The house was partially iusuied in the Washtenaw Mutual. Froin the term esaays written by the íhetoric classes in the High School, flve of the best, on various themes, have been selected to be read this afternoon. Essays are handed in by Miss Chittenden's class as well as by Mr. Douglas's, and those seIpcteil furnish an excellent epportunity for judging how well the pupila in the weekly and the daily classes are able lo make a practical application ot' the principies taugbt in these classes. Mr. Douglas lias charge of these exercises, which begin at three o'clock. Tlie cast of characters for the production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, which is to be given here in May or June, has now been decided upon, and is as follows: Iolanthe Miss May Whedon S"ef of Faliles Mrs. Pratt i?,?1"8 Miss M. G. Taylor Li'la Miss Louise Loving fle'a"V , Mlss Els'e Jones Lord Clianeellor Prof. ürln Cady Strephon. Alfred Schanz Lord iolloler Mr. Pratt Lord Mt Ararat H Frank Private Wyllis Mick Sheehan Rehearsals are given twice a week under the supervisión of Profs. de Pont and Cady. ______ The semi-occasional rumor that the Toledo, Ann Arbor & Grand Tiunk road is to change hands is again being talked of, and this time it is the Wheeling & L.ike Ene road with which it is to be united. Last Friday the Toledo Bee had the following: "Diligent inquiry at the WheelinL & Lake Erie offices shed no new light on the consolidatiHg scheme. But among well informeel persons the fact is well known that Commodore Garrison is a large bondholder of the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Grand Trunk rail road, and that the road has not p:üd any dividends and the fact that the commodore returned to New York via Pittsburg, where a large block of their seciirities are held is significant within itself. A prominent gentleman, who has large interests in roads centering in this city, remarked, when asked bis opinión upon the matter that 'within six months the two roads would be under one management and trafflc arrangement would be extended into northern Michigan, and under the care of the Wheeling folks the road can be made to pay.' "