Miss King was obliged to be absent Friday on account of illness. - Miss Norton has been confined to her home by illness for several days. Miss Harris dkl institute work at k Paw Paw, last Friday and Saturday. Prof. McFarlane will do institute 1 work in Hasting Friday and Saturday. Miss Whitney is unable to meet her - classes this week on account of illness. Kemember thedate of the Bherwood 1 concert, Nov. 17, and do not miss attending it. Prof. Felix Lamond returned Wednes:day night f rom Louisville, Ky., where ' he gave a series of concerts. A band consisting of 15 members has L been organized in the Normal, and will be conducted by Mr. Struble. Mr. Simmons, of the State Board, and Miss Jackson of the Owosso schools, are visiting the training school today. , Prof. Barbour delivered addresses in in the Ann Arbor Congregational church last Sunday morning and evening. Prof. Daniel Putnam will go to Lansing Nov. 19, to represent the Normal at the memorial exercises of Ex-principal Willets. Mrs. Cole of Adrián, who has been visiting her daughter, Miss Florence , Cole of the Normal, returned to her home Tuesday. Mr. West Leek of Lyndon, has been J spending several days with his sister, Miss Annice Leek, who is attending } the conservatory. ïuesday evening a large child study society was organized by Mr. Hoyt, to make a special study of ehild - ogy for pedagogical purposes. Last Wednesday morning Miss Stowe j gave the illustrated lesson in the - dergarten. All the praetiee teachers , were present during the forenoon. Time, Nov. 17. Place, Normal hall. , Entertainment, Wm. H. Sherwood j operatic company, one of the best on , the road. Moral, Go early and avoid j the rush. Miss Wise returned Saturday from a visit to the Cook County Normal. ( Bloomington, 111. Normal, and others, , iirmly convinced that the Michigan Normal can hold its own with the best j of them. The dedication of the new training school and S. C. A. buildings will take ' place some time in December. It was hoped that the buildings might be dedi cated on Noy. 11, the anniversary of the gift of Mrs. Starkweather, but they t were not completed in time. s The Normal football team played the i Albion College team last Saturday, the ■ score being 62 to 0, in favor of the ■; mals. Ben Waters came out of the c game with a black eve and a seriously i disflgured countenaee, but can hurrah i for the Normal as loud as ever. j The Ypsilanti Orchestral society, which was to have given a concert Tuesday evening for the benefit of the r S. C. A., was unfortunate in having a t stormy night, and therefore a small ( audience. The concert will be given i on the evening of Nov. 24, when it is i hoped the attendance will be good. A course of six lectures will be given t in Conservatory hall on Thursday e noons, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 17, Jan. 8 s and 22 and Feb. 5, beginning at 4 s o'clock. Messrs. Felix Lamond and i: Oscar Gareissen will deliver the r tures, on the subject " Modern Song a and Pianoforte Composers." These e lectures will be of interest to all lovers of music. Tickets for the course, $1; e single tickets, 25 cents. For sale at the t Conservatory and at Smith's book store, a The program of the Wednesday af ternoon recital this week was arranged by F Prof. Felix Lamond. It consisted of c vocal numbers by Miss Grace Wiard, and piano numbers by Misses Marie Gore, Eleanor Mead, Jessie Meyers, & Clara Drury and Mr. Arthur Bostwick. c The program was finished with the etude in G flat, by Chopin, which was n brilliantly played by Miss Grace a field. Next Wednesday the recital will be given in Normal hall, at 4 p. m. d Visitors are welcome. e A valuable gift, consisting of a " badger skin, two leopard skins and a leopard skeleton, has been received from Minister Sill of Corea. Since severing his connection with the I mal, Mr. Sill has manifested the greatest interest in its welfare, and these specimens are especially valuable cause prepared by himself. A collection of 2,000 Corean plants was also I securea Dy Mr. sm ior tne jNormai, out part of them were destroyed by fire and will have to be replaeed before the collection is sent. Among the other Normal collections is an excellent one of butterflies, presented about two years ago by Messrs. Samuel Post and Cheshire L. Boone; a cabinet of home insects f rom the M. A. C; and a collection of Central American birds and skins. Also a rapidly growing collection of Michigan birds, which is very interesting.