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Dr. U. D. Billmeyer will uiove south with his faiuily next week. The new University Library building, next to the Stute Capítol, will be the pride of Michigan. The Royal Microscopical Society of London hasjust elected Dr. O. IL Stowelï to a fellowship. Dr Chas. H. Avery of the medical class of 1882, diedat hishomein Perryville, N.Y., Sunday, October 7th, of typhoid feyer. When Ben Fianklin on the campus woke up Thursday morniug he found the boys had given him a new coat of paint. The act was a barbarous one. John H. Grant, '82, gave his friends in Ann Arbora p'easant surprise by suddenly appearing Friday night. He returned to his home in Manistec Monday. Halloween was celebrated by several rushes. In the ,85 vs '84 Law eontest the former carne out ahead and in the rush of '87 vs '86 Lits, more '80 men went over the fence than '87. The freshman have been in college only uve weeks, yet they must already have a caucus before tomorrow's class electioii, so as to defeat the "Ring." O témpora, O mores. There are now over 1,300 reglstered in the University. The literary department has some twenty more than last year at tuis time, but quite a falling-off in the Medical department is noticed. Is this a result of last year'8 religious fight? We are inclined to believe it is. The sad news of Harry Richardson's death carne last week. He had been prostrated at his home in Eau Clair, Wis., with brain lever and it so effected him that he cut short his lile by taking poison Wednesday. A gradúate of the literary department in 1881 he was a bright genial student and was one of the Chrouicle editor his last semester in college. FIELD DAT. A goodly nuniber of collegians and town people gathered at the Fair Grounds Saturday, to witness the Field Day exercises. The contests and winnres were as follows: Ten-mile walk- J. T. Watts, law '85, in 1 liour 46% minutas. Catch-ascatch-can wrestle- E. E. Beach,lit. '85. Hop, skip and jump- F. N. Baunine, medie, '86, 3S}4 feet. Base-ball throw- J. D. Hibbard, Ut. '87, 327i feet. Standing bioad jump- F. N. Baunine, medie, '86, 11 feet 8 inches. Mile run- A. J. Moore, medie, 5J minutes. }-iuile bieyele race -F. N. Baunine, in 1:48. Light weight boxing- W. F. Word.'lit. '84. Kugby university team over picked eleven. Mile wulk- P. Hutcliinson, In 8:55. Single stick- W. Ilutehinson. 3-legged race (100 yards)- Eschelby and Muller. Tug-ofwar- '86 defeated Hfl, Clay-pigeon shoot - J. E. Cornell, 9. 100 yards dash-F. N. Baunine. Collar and elbow wrestle- E. E. Beach. J-mle run- A. J. Moore, Notwitlistanding the cloudy and cold weather nota little enthusiasm was manifested, and the contests were carried out with a good spirit. VOORHEES' LECTüBE. For the flrst time the Hon. D.W. Voorhees, U. S. Senator from Indiana, appeared before an Ann Albor audiencc last Friday evening. As he carne upon the platform there was seen a tall fine figure, and as he commenccd speaking a strong clear voice was hcan.1 which easily reached every part of the large hall. The speaker addressed his audience in a plain, simple, yet interestiug way, and made no strainIng after applause or rhetorical effect. Contrnry to the expectation of some lie did not allow himself to drift into politie?, but he told the story of Jefferson's reforms and attendant struggles ; how he bad repealed the laws of primogeniture and entail how bc had effected the separation of Cfaueh and state, how he favored emancipation, how he drew up the declaration of independence, and the charter of the Northwest Territory, how he made the purchase of Loulsiana and had sent out theexpeditionof Lewis and Clarke, how he always stood by his Republican principies as against the reaction towards a monarchy, how he as minister to France drew up our treaties with forelgn nations, how he was interested in the Unirersity of Virginia, and In fact, he told us of his manysided character as statesman,, philanthropist, patriot, and linguïst. 1 he Senator had that sine qua non of a speaKer, an enthusiasni tor hls subject, and made hi8 two hours lecture one that held the audience. It made a flne opening of the lec ture course as, there were so many present that, we understand the Assoclation made over a bundred dollars by It.