mr day night was a great local Masonic history anJ the : inction that was so successfully con: will occupy a prominent : : If that '.vork is ever written. s a joint meeting of Golden Rule . No. 159, and Fraternity Lodge, No. 262, the two set of officers i tributed that pleasing combinations were formed. The candidatos were Bradley M. Thompson, of the (iottlob Luick, president ommon couneil. ilaxy of prominent Mafons fromihis county present and every ■ in Washtenaw was well r . Grand .aster Bradley, of Port ii, was present and delivcred the fe to the initiates. The Colli M .sters were present: J. i. ey and E. M. Conkiin, of Maner; C. Ij. Stevens, Charles W'ilcoxi. N. Howland, W. A, Moore and S. Carpenter, of Ypsilanti; J. N. [man of Northville; Mr. Bennett of Saline; H. Wirt Newkirk of Di s Stewart of Belleville; B. F. I Watts, W. W. Watts, A. C. Nichols, (Jates and George Blum, of en Rule Lodge; C. E. Hiscock, F. G. Novy, W. E. Howe and C. B. Davisori, of Fraternity Lodge. There were also present Worshipful Masters T. B. Bailey of Manchester, W. I. Keil of er, Mr. Wilson of Belleville. W. N. "Lister of Saline, M. M. Read and ii. V. Kief of Ypsilanti, George Ward of i sea, H. G. Prettyman and W. W. Wadhams of Ann Arbor. From outside the city there were six from .Belleville, 2S from Ypsilanti, 15 from Dexter, 11 from Manchester. 20 from galine, four from Chelsea, iwo from Charlotte. These together witn the Ann Arbor and .Tniversity Masons made up a gathering that was one of the largest of its kind ever seen in this city and it was necessary to have four rows of chairs around the lodge loom'to accommodate them. A most novel feature was introduced in the work by a vested choir which took a prominent part in the first section oL the degree. Golden Rule and Fraternity Lodges both have enviable reputations for excellence of work but probably never was the third degree conferred with more impressiveness than last evening. It seemed to have reached the acme of perfection and there is doubt if the most exacting Grand Lecturer in the United States could flnd any criticism if he had been present. That the Masons were patriotlc was shown by the fact that the American flag was given a prominent place "in the east" and the first thing done at the banquet which followed was the singlng of "America" by every one present. It was 11:30 when the degrees were finished and the Masons adjourned to the banquet hall, where an eiegant spread had been prepared. After doing full justice to this the following toasts were responded to. H. Wirt Newkirk, toastmaster. lnvocation by Rev. Henry Tatlock. The Grand Lodge Jas. Bradley Social Freemasonry M. 31. Rüeaa "Third and Last Call"..J. W. Bennett The Rule and Guide of Our Faith.. Rev. W. L. Tedrow Sv'mbolism of the Evergreen Hon. A. J. Sawyer "A ' Man's a Man for a' That" Charles Stevens Symbëls" .'.'.'.' Bal My First and Last Impressions of Freemai5onry..Prof. B. M. Thompson Without any qualification the toasts were the very best ever heard at any Masonic banquet in this city and the happiest of the list was that of Prof. Thompson. It was nearly 3 o'clock this raorning when the banquet broke up. Right on the Jaw. Lighthall Ross, a Michigan Central brakeman living at Dearborn, was the virtim of a vicious assault this morning. He was on the west-bound freight train wiik-h passes through here about 6 o'clock. ïhree weü dressed young. men, who from their appearan;e Mr. Ross says were evidently students and who had probably been spending the night in Tpsilantl (as some students are wont to do) were drscovered trying to steal a ride. The train was stopped just east of the city and Mr. Ross threw the young men off into the diseards. One of them picked up a stone and struek the brakeman in the jaw, an ugly cut. Dr. Breakey was summoned and took several stitches to sew up the wound. 'i'he trainmen swear vengeance upon students who will hereafter attempt to su, il rides, and if these young men have not the price or do not care to put it up for transportaron to the "Queen" city they had better "brush by." In the meantime the Michigan Central will not sit back in an easy chair and let the matter go without investigation and there is liable to be somebody suddehly jerked before Justice Duffy. Art Leujiue Menint;The Art League held its final meeting, thls season, last evening with Mrs. ]r. Vaughan. The room was well filled with ladies and gentlemen tnterested in the subject presented. Mr. Patttson's talks during the season have been very practical, tending to make plain the manner in which artists use nature as material for picture making. He has reviewed the works of many eminent painters, studying them not as sentimentalists or. story tellers but as drawers af lines, makers of con; the one quiet, the other nel ■ or graceful, or rugged. Some he showed to be literalists and others idealist.-, but always from the point of view of the use made of lines, masses and eontrasts. To show that the 1 able sensation caused by art is a universal law, the speaker has analyzed architecture and monuments, posters and pictures. , Last evening was devoted to a practical talk upon sketching from nature. in view of the coming of summer and the entry of the Art school upon its outdoor work. With charcoal and chalk, drawings were made on gray paper illustrating the elements essential in all pictures. ing the sllhouette of a lady looking in at a shop window at night, it became plain that e. rectilinear yellow by a graceful form became! suffleient material for a picture. But as the studente will mostly be studying landscape the majority of the Orawings were made to illustrate the usual i mistakes made by beginners and how to avoid them. v The placing of horizons and the cus reasons for their placement, tne l arrangement of masses and acoents, the management of aerial perspeetive on the amount of detaii desirable were all made very plain. The speaker insisted that pictures were to be fonnd at every one's front and back doors and in order lo prove it he drew a couple of gate post.-;, a brick wall. a hitching post and sonie other ordinary thing-s, and Í tinting with pastel, so that this vulgar material became transformed into a sunny, glistening' and really eharming picture. That the course of lectures has been of great use and of constant interest is the often repeated verdict of those who have been able to attend tUein. Freslinien Elect Oracle Board. The meeting held by the freshman class yesterday afternoon for the purpost of a board of editors fcr next year's Oracle was unusually quiet and orderly. The vice-president, Miss Gylling, presided in a very masterly manner, and it was no doubt due to this j fact that the rowdyism wliich is generally prevalent in such meetings was done away with. There were two tickets in the field, and the election was closely contested, the highest number of votes received by a defeated candidate being 1Ü0, and the lowest number received by a, successful being 118. Miss Margaret H. Cousin, of Detroit, received a unanimous vote, being" on both tickets. Mis.s Mary L. Bradshaw, of Ann Arbor, ran exceptionally well. The other members of the board will be Wareham Balduin, of Detroit; Arvid C. Braastad, ol Ishpeming; Ben R. Davis, of Chicago; Henry C. Felton, of Clinton, Iowa; F. L. Lowrie, of Detroit; D. F. Zimmerman, of Ann Arbor; F. C. Nash, of Pasadena. Cal., and W. W. Kittleman, of Detroit. It is .expected that Mr. Nash, who has done' a great deal of work in publications of this kind, will be maaaging editor, and Mr. Braastad business manager. Co. A Asslgninents. "Jack" HiJlman, The Times special w a v correspondent and formerly' of The Times' reportorial forcé, has been appointed orderly for the chaplain at Camp Thomas. The other assignments are as follaws: Company A, Ann Arbor - Artlflcer, Louis A. Krauss; wagoner, Albert Allmsnding-er; clerk. Frank Wagner; cook, James Tice; asgistant cooks, Sam T. Lee, Arba Wilson; orderly at división headquarters, Richard Flynn; Lieut. Ambrosc Pack, battalion adjutant. V. W. C. A. Klectlon. The Y. W. C. A. elected qfficers last evening as follows: President - Miss Hattie Crippen, (reeieeted.) Vice-presidt-nt - Miss Sager Recording secretary - Miss Julia B. Ri i.vce. Treasurer - Miss Emily E. Hayley (reeiected.) Board of directors (for three years) - Miss Alice Porter, Miss Frenen, Mi.s Hattie Hoffman, Miss Elsa Liebig.