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-Prof. Morris has been offered a professorship in the University of California. -James P. Brown, James E. Pilcher, and John 11. Russell, constitute the senior committee to engage a class photographer. -Score at yesterday noon : Literary depaitment, 4371 Law, 385 ; Medica!, 307 ; School of Pharmacy, 69 ; Homeopathie Medical Co llege, 56 ; Dental College, 560. Total, 1310. An increase of 85 over any former year, and more comiag. -The printing bids were opened onWednesday, six m number, and the print in of the Calendar an d'several department Announcement awarded to the Ann Arbor Publishmg Cotnpany at f965. The other bids were ■' $1,062, f 1,109.33 ; f 1,200 and 11,342. Quite a range. - Prof. Churchill, who was announeed second in the Lecture Association course, is uot able to meet his engagement, and the Rev. Hobert Collyer, of Chicago, distinguiahed both as preacher and lecturer, will take his place, ecturing on Monday evening next, November 4. Subject: "Robert Burns." Mr. Collyer ueeds no intioduction to an Ann Arbor audience. - The folluwing are the officers of the senior Law clas: President, Charles Chandler, Grand Rapids ; Vice-President, W. L. Breeksnridge, Rochester, Minn. ; Secretary, John C. Sheridan, l'aola, Kansas ; Treasurer, H. H. 3Jreen, Anna, II1-; Orator, H. M. Woodford, Paris, Ky.; Poet, Leo K. MihilJa, Oakland, Cal. - An "Alhletic Assosiation" has been orijamzed with the following officers: dent, G. Johnson, '81 ; Secretary, C. S. Mitchell, '80; Treasuror, White, '82; Board of Directora, seniors, Edwards, Pettit, Heuning ; júniora, Webster, Ayres, Reed ; sophomoree, Marshall, Bowman, Robbin? ; freshmen, Ciaiip, Taylor, Sargent. A gymnasium is one ot the aims and hopes of the association. - At the State Couveution of Young Mou's Curiatiau Associatious held in Lansing last week, Messrs. J. F. Millspaugh, F. H. Coe, and C. M. Wilton represented the Studeuts' Christiau Association. Mr. Millspaugh read a paper on "The Work ot Young Meu's Christian Assoeiations in Colleges and Educational Instituttons," and F. H Coe addressed the convention on the work of the association in Ann Arbor, "speaking Biy highjy of President Augell, Dr. Cocker, and other professors as learned Uhristian gentlemen." - The sidewalk liftiug committee was ont on Weduesday night. Special attention vai given to a piece of walk in front of the M. E. Church, also to some walk on Jefferson street, belonging to Dr. Rose and Mrs. Denuis. If the walks don't suit the young men who seek this uulawful method of getting them proved, let thera go to work in the daytime with hammer and natía and lumber and do a good job. That would be muoh more generous than a raid upon church property or the walk of a poor widow or of any other citizen who cannot really afford to build a new one. But whetlier they can or not is none of the business ot the young men who lay themselves liable to severe puuishment. - It is aunounced trom Madison, Wisconsin, that Prof. Watson, whose reputation as an astronomer and "plauet bagger " has given the University of Michigan a name where it otherwise would not have been heard of, lms accepted the professorship of astronomy in Wiscousin University, and also the positio'n ot director of the Washburn Observatory connected therewith. The aalary given him considerably larger (reported l,000) than tha offered him here by the late action of th Regenta. It understood, however, that th great iaducement to Prof. Watson is not th increase in salary, but the larger telescope am better equipment of the observatory to whio he goes. It is to be regretted that such in struments could not have beeu provided a would have kept him here. The üniversit cnmiot well spare him. Toledo, Aun Arbor and Ne. Rail rond. Laat week Ex-Uov. James M. Aahley, ot Toledo, President of the T., A. A. & N. E. E. B. Co., and Henry C. Waldron, of this city, , Secretary, drove over the proposed road to Pontiac, leaving Ann Arbor on Wednesday and returning on Fiiday. They went by the way ot Salem and Novi and returned by Wixom and South Lyon, at which places railroad meetings were held. They report that they were plaased to find the country through which the road will run not ouly beautiful to look at, but one of the richest in its agncultural pioducts of any m the State. They were also much pleased with the reception which the people gave them, and the railroad spirit which was mauifested. All are anxious tor the road and eipress a willingness to aid in its conatruction. The following local committees were ap. pointed : At Salem Station- 'E. T. Walker, Daniel Roberts, Greorge S. Wheeler, John Waterman, Luke Dake, William B. Hamilton, (Jeortfe Van Sickle, Philo Rich, Sylvester Sober, Thos D. Lane, James B. Vanatta, Elam Worden, William Murray. At AW-Oscar Whipple, Harry Halstead, Duaue Oaysdell, John Waldrou, Aaron Chapman, Philman ïaylor, Wiltiam Shaw, A. Hollis, Riley G. Shaw, Edwin T. Hazen, Carlos Harmou, Almon Brown, Jolm Bassett, John H. Smith, Washington Weet, S. S. Comley, A jü. Kemmis, George Yerkes, John Boyl. At South Lyon-Dx. AIouzo Knapp, Jolm Douovan, (ieorge Vomela, William Doty, Ihomas A. Sayers, J. M. Sprague, A. Halleuback, Kev. S. Calkins, E. J. Arma, George W Button, Joseph Dean, S. A. Carpenter, R. G' Hunter. At Wixom- Edwin Erwin, F. Heath, Jacob Tiiylor, M. H. Furman, Joseph J. ïuttle, James Evans, E. S. Howard, Stephen M. Gage, James M. Hoyt. The officers of the company are assured that the required aid can be secured, and they propose to organizo a surveying party at once, with instructiona to run two lines,- one by the way of Salem Station and Novi, the other by the way ot South Lyon and Wixom. They propose to have the line established this fall, secure the right of way and subscriptions during the winter, and commence grading as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring. The benefits which Ann Arbor will derive from the building of thia road can hardly be over estimated. It will connect us with the Detroit and Lausing road, Bffordiug a shorter route to the capital of the State and giving access io the interior lamber región. It will also conuect us with the Fliut and Pere Marquette, one of the lougest railroads in Michigan, and bring us the lumber of the Saginaw Valley and of the north and east portion of the State. It is also proposed to make the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northeastern Railroad the connecting link between the Graud Trunlc and the Toledo and Wabash Railways, thus placiug us upon the line of one of the longest railroads ou the continent.


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