- Six more probatiouers were received into he M. E. Church last Sunday forenoon. - High mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Church at 10 o'clock A. M., to-day : "ather Van Erp will be assisted by Father Wallace, of Adrián ; Father Buyse, of Jackon ; and Father Joe, oí Northfield. - Subjects ot discourse of Bev. C. H. Brigham at Uuitarian Church next Sunday: Morning- "The Broad Chursh." Evening - 'The Bestraints of the Church." Students' Class it 9:30 A. M.- " The Character of Kiug Fosiah." - A unión meeting of the Convention Boards of Slate Missions and Sunday Schools has been held at the Baptist Church this week, comraencing on Tuesday afternoon and cloiing Wednesday evening. Among attendants trom abroad were D. A. Waterman and C. Owen, Detroit; J. Butterfleld, Jackson; and O. F A. Spinning, Grass Lake. A rare book on the " United States as They Are " has just been issued from ihe Paris press. The author is Claudia Jannet, a writer not known in America. He quotes many authorities, but most frequently of all, the work on the " American System of Government," by our fellow citizen, Hon. Ezra C. Seaman The highest compliments are paid throughou the volume to this "eminent publicist," ".pat riotic," " sagacious," "acute," and " courag eous " thinker, and to the rare candor an thoroughness of his impartial treatise. Jan net places Mr. Seaman at the very head of al the Protestant writera. His extracta from Mr. Seaman's great work are made from French translation by Hippert, published in Brussels iu 1872. Jannet takes very dar! views of American prospects, thinks our Be publican experiment a palpable filure, an sees no no hope tor the future except in th progress of the Catholic Church and the re tura to power of th Southara Aristooracy.