The next annnal meeting of the American Microscopio Society will be held in Detroit Borne time in August. The examination of the notorious "Mother Curtís" for the murder of Ella Lasoder, who was found dead in a house on Macomb street, owned by the defendant, in February, 1878 was begun at the pólice court Tuesday. The testimony showed that "Mother Curtís" had the dead giri sent to the house where she was found, and evidence was given by her niece and brother-in-law to the effect that she made certain statements to them in regard to disposmg of the body without notifying the authorities. The examination was continued Wednesday and Thursday. Judge Crofoe of Detroit is dangerously ill at the sanitarium in Battle Creek, and it is feared that he may not recover. There were 1U4 interments in the cemeteries of the city in the month of September, including 17 still-born children. The neit triennial conclave of the grand chapter of the United States, Koyal Arch Masons, is to be held in Detroit next July. The annuál meeting of tho Wayne county medical society was held Thursday evening at the office of Dr. Brodie. There was a pretty full attendance of members, the president, Dr. Brodie, in the chair. The examination of "Mother Curtis" for the alleged murder of Ella Lasoder in February, 1878, was concluded Friday afternoon, resulting in the defendant's being held for trial at the recorder's cuurt. The Detroit illustrated paper, the Public Spirit, has been rechristened the Detroit Graphic, and is now under the control of that olever caricaturist, Pat Reilly. Fire Marshal Dunlap says there were erected last year 501 new buildings and additions, the estimated co3t of which was $882,789, allwithin the city limits, and he estimates the coBt of the new buildings and additions this year at $1,300,00.. United States Marshal Upton sf Arkansas arrived at the House of Correction Monday with 10 prisoners sentenced to imprisonment in that institution. Nearly 300 new box cars are to be built by tht Michigan Car Company for the Northwestern Grand Trunk. A veteran conductor on the Michigan Central says that at no time since the war has there been so much trayel as there was last week.