Me, Editoe : In your last issue you comment with j uat severity on the proceedings at the Lecture on the 22nd inat. There is no justifloation for rowdyism on such an occasion. It people hear what do they not approve, they are present by their own wül, and they have the liberty to retire. The best rebuke this miserable womau could hare received would have been, to flnd empty benches, or if a purient curiosity must give her an audience, when her utterances became intolerable, for the benches to have been quietly vacatsd. Our moral and Christian city has been disgraced. This woman ha3 been enablcd to carry out all her plans to lecture here, and has gathered a large audience. It is a disgrace to the University that it should have been so largely represented through the students. But here arises a question. By whoso assistauce has this been effected ? Who allowed her the use of a hall ? who enabled her to sell her tickets ? who printed her billa ? Here is where we must seek for responsibility. If all this is through citizens of Ann Arbor, they are the persons by whom the community is aggrieved, who should be called to account and who should be remembered. CITIZEN. - ■ Our correspondent goes to the root of the matter in fixing the responsibility, perhaps digs too deep and cuts too close, but wc permit him to have his say. " Datiug back " does not all exonérate the students or citizens who let themselves down to or below the level of the woman they were under no compulsión to go and hear. At a meeting of the Board ot Regents held on Friday evening last, Dr. Ajjqell presented the following letter, both in Eussian and Enghsh, which sufficiently explains itself, anuounciug at the same time that he had received informatiou of the arrival of the books in New York : Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, ) October 24, 1873. ) My Dear Sir : At the desire of the Grand Duke Alexis I have this day addressed to you through Messrs. Trubuer of London, a parcel of books which His Imperial Highness wishes you to be kind enough to place in the library of your Uuiversity. A list of the books, with the traiislation, you will ttud enclosed. We have all a most agreeablo recollections of our tour in the Uuited States, and particularly ot the day we had the pleasure of passing with you in Detroit. Mr. Macken seuds his complimeuts, and requests me to thauK you for the University catalogue tor 1871-72. Believe me, my dear sir, Yours most sincerely, C. POSSIET. The following translation of the titles will show that tne volumes are of special interest to educationalists : that is ii they are able to read them: 1. History of the Enssian Empire, Karamzine, 10 vols. 2. History of Iiussia, Solosieff, 22 vols.. 3. Course of Civil Law, Pobedonossoff, 2 vois. 4. Manual of Criminal Law, Spassovitch, 1 rol. 5. Histoncal Notes of the first fifty years of the Uuiversity of St. Petersburg. 1 vol. 6. Minutes of the Council of the University of St. Petersburg, 6 vols. 7. Extraets from the reporta of the condition and of the acts of the Umversities of Moscow, Kazan, Kharand Warsaw, tor 187Ü, '71 and '72, 8. Notices publiahed by the University of N. Vladimir, tor 1871, '72 and 'i, coutaming the yearly report for 1872, and other iuformation referriug to Umversity life. 9. Notes oí the University of New Russia, from the time of ita foundation, coutainiug ainong other matters the report of tlie Uuiveisity for last year. 10 vola. Aa an expressiou of the thanks of the Board the followiug resolution, iutroduced by Begont Walker, was unauimously adoptad : Resolved, That the cordial thanks of the Board oi Kegeuts of the University of Michigan be tendered to the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, for the gift to the University of a valuable coileotion of books counected with the history of Russia, and especially with lts educatioual ïuterests and development ; a gift prized not only from lts iutrinsic. value, but as illustrating anew the kindly spirit always existing betweeu the citizens of two nations so widely separated. Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, properly expressed and signed by the President and Secretary, be forwarded to the Grand Duke Alexis through His Excellency, C. Possiet. Sheriff Fleming and lady were the recipients of a handsome Water Pitcher, Goblets, and Cake Basket, which is the occasion of the following correspondence. An Abbob, Dec. 24th, 1873. Shekiff Fleming : Deae Sib - As the annual visit of Santa Olaus (according to the almanacs), is booked for this evenmg, and for fear that a person living in the County Jail might be overlooked, we have taken the liberty to speak to that aged and respected gentleman, and have cheerfully reccommended you and your lady to his generosity. Aconrdincr fn nnr rAmififlt.. hfl hila sftntthfi Dresents that you now find on your table, and joins iii wishing you and your family a merry Christxnas. Yours, Ever, DEPUTIES. To m Deputies : liENTLEMEN : - Through your kindness; myself and lady were not forgotten by that Idol of infancy; (Santa Claus,) for judging from the magniflcent present, of which we were made the happy recipiente on the occasion of his last annual risit, we were verysubstantially remembered. Nothing so touches the heart and leaves there such pleasaut and lasting impressions as acts of kindness, and tokens of respect from those with whom we are most intimately associated, and therefore while we highly prize your valuable present for its owu sake, yet its greater value to us rests in the kinduess of heart that prompted the gift, which will long be remembered after the symbol ghall have passed away. Very Respectfully, M. FLEMING. The Free Pret of Christmns day tells how the genial managing editor of that Journal was " done for" the preceding day, as follows; ' x eareruay tuö ennnuvort ui uio jcc cao establishment executed a flank movemeut upo:i the managing editor, Wm. E. Quinby. While ; tliat gentleman was absent temporarüy the men in the newa-room posted a sentinel on the upper landing to give waruing oí hisapproach. When he fiually appeared the arabuscaders surrounded him, and before he knew whatthe demonstration meant a veteran printer was in the midst ot a speech, the termination of which was accompanied with the presentation oí a ransaive goldheaded cane. Mr. Quinby had hardly ceased to thank "the boya" wheu the editorial and reportorial stafïs surrounded him and escorted him to to the local rooms, where wcre awaiting nis acceptanoe in behalf of Mrs. Quinby a small but choioe collection of Parian statuary. This aecond surprise had hardly transpirad when the entire delegation from the counting, job and press rooms filed in, one of their number bearing a auperb gold-lined silver service of sevenpieces. This was the hair that broke the camel's back, and the genial manager was for once compellod to surrender. The alïair in all three of its dis tinctive phases was so managed as to culminate in a succession of complete surprises, as the gentleman for whom they were undertaken had not the remotest suspicion of what was in progresa up to the verj' moment of receiving the offerincs. Served him riglit. I. O. O. F.- The following officers have been olected íor ths ensuing term: AUN AEBOE EXCAMPMENT, NO. 7. C. P.- L. E Morris. H. P.-Conrad Krapf. S. W.- Chas. J. Gardiner. Sciïbe- Gilbert Bliss. Treas. - Andrew R. Schmid. J. W.- Fred. Sorg. Eepresentativesto Grand Encampment - Chas. A. Leiter and D. Almandinger. WASIITENAW I.ODQE, NO. 9. N. G.- Chas. J. Gardiner. V. G.-H. Krapf. Secy.- Chas. H. Manly. Treas. - Chas. Spoor. P. S.- George Haller. Bepresentatives to Orand Lodge- Chas. A. Leiter and Fred Sorg. The Postm aster-Gen eral announces that he will arrange a system by whioh the European mails shall be dispatched from New York four times a week on steamers sailingon any given Tusday, Weduesday, Thursday or Baturday, whioh, according to the past record, best fulfills the three conditions of speed, eeourity and cerUinty.