Reed City, Dec. 9 : Snow has fallen to the depth of six inches. Lumbertuen are goiug through on their way to the luiuber woods. They predict that a larger stock will be put in this winter than any winter heretofore. The Hou. W. R. Bates is about to remove from Eist Saginaw to Flint, having foruied a law partnership with the Hon. Geo. H. Ourand, present meraber of Congress from that district. The Grand Rapids Eagle says that statistics carefully compiled by the pólice show that drunkenness is decreasing in that city. In 1873 there were 848 arrests for druukenness; in 1874 there were 535 ; in 1875 there were 388 ; and during the firat 11 months of 187Ö there were only 281. The Young Men's Christian Assoeiation of Battle Creek have arranged a course of ieetures and entertainment for the comiug winter. They have opened a free reading room, which is open every night. The east Dormitoiy, or old boarding hall at the Agricultural College, burned on the night of December 5th. Loss, $8,000. Tbe place was being repaired, and a carpentei' run a stove pipe through the ceiling without protection, from which the third story caught fire. The firemen with their engines from Lansing aísisted in saving tbe adjoin ing building and avoided a general conflíigration.