Joe T. Jacobs & Co. has telephone No. 132. Little Jones is at bis old trick of letterwriting again. Louis Lackey; drunk in the streeta; Justice Frueauff gave him ten days. William H. Burnham, of Milán, has made application for a divorce from his wife. The Ann Arbor temperance union will have an election of officers, Saturdny evening. Mabel, daughter of Eli Ogen, of the Second ward, "died Deo. 28, of diphtheria, at the age of 5. __ Geo. NeithBtnmer recently was compelled by a tramp and a knife to hand forth his money. President Angelí has an interesting article in the January Forum on " Tüe Recall of Ministers. John McOarty was druak in the streets Dec. 21) ; had been a miner ; is now a tramp; five days. Col. H. S. Dean will install the offlcerielect of J. T. Jacobs' camp of Sons of Veterans tonight. Yale no longer has the Free Press agency. That paper can now be had at J. C. & W. W. Watts. There are said to be three or four gambling dens in town, one within a block of the Courier office. Ice-skating has become the rage; but, notwithstanding, the roller rink attracted crowds on New Year's day. John Hopkins is charged by his wife with ssault and battery, and will be tried Jan. 4, before Justice Pond. Married, at Ann Arbor, on Dec. 31, by Rev. M. B. Gelston, Rev. R. Woodworth and Mrs. P. Root, of Salem. Bdward L., eon of Edward and Mary Fitzgerald, of this city, died Dec. 31, of consumption, at the age of 17. H. W. ABhley, manager of tbe T. & A. A., is to be married Jan. 23, to Miss Harriet Burt, daughter of Candidate Burt. Daniel Collins was drnnk in the streets, Dec. 27 ; said he wanted to get home in Flint; a one-armed typical tramp; five days in jail. Rev. Wm. Campbell, of Ann Arbor, will occupy the M. E. pulpit Sunday morning, and Rev. A. F. Bourng will preach there Sunday evening. Rev. Wm. Galpin, of Ann Arbor, on Chnstmas eve was presented with an upholstered chair by the scholars of the Delhi Episcopal Sunday school. Prof. J. B. Steere will speak at the lemperance meeting in Cropsey's hall, Sunday at 3 p. m. Geo. R. Malone, of Big Ripids, will speak there Jap. IK. The number of marriage licenses issued by Coucty Clerk Howlett since the law went into effect up to Jan. 1, 1889, is 440. The number for the year 1888 is 323. Three trustees of the M. E. church are to be elected next Monday evening. The terms of Dr. W. F. Breakey, Dr. W. W Nichol, and Henry Oíbotne are about to expire. The Arlington house has in its hal! a new magnificent mirror, over ten feet high, bought of Koch & Henne as a Christmas present for Mr. Hawes from his wife. Charlie Stark, son of J. H. Stark who has charge ol the cemetery, skated into the river near the water works, but being a good 8wiromer escaped with only a good wetting. Mr. Takachi i-ays there are too many Japanese in Ann Arbor tor his purpose of learning English. He therefore will live in Grand Rapids one year before entering (he Universiiy. George Wahr'B safe was obstinate, Monday, and in spite of all sorts of solicitations relused to give up its treasure. A mechanic Irom Jackson came yesteiday, and drilled into the safe. A man about 45 years old, on Dec. 19 registered at the Franklin house as J. C. Scott, of Howell. He claimed to be introducing Dr. Loville's patent medicine. On Dec. 24 he left suddenly without paying his hotel bill. Lust week a national wrientific association was organized Dec. 27, in Ithaca, N. Y. It is a geoiogical society. Prof. Alexander Winchell, of the University, is its leading spirit, presided at its first session, and dralted its constitution. Galen Markham, of Augusta, was held by Justice Pond for trial in the circuit court on the charge of receiving stolen property, knowing it to be stolen. His son pleaded guilty ia the Jackson circuit to stealing the property. Markham cannot get bail and languishes in jail. At the meeting of the American historical association last week in Washington, D. 0., A. C. McLaughlin, aBsiatant professor of higtory in U. of M., read his paper on Gen. Cass. Prof. Geo. W. Knight, of the Ohio state university, also read a paper at that meeting. The city trea8urer's office received en the last day of the year $6,549.12. Average tsx received on that day was $34, to each pergon. There were $17,207.47 received on the laat three days of the year. Total amonnt received in December, $40,262 50. Amount received in December, 1887, about $41,000. Foster & Carpenter, of Chelsea, have just completed four drive wella for E. B. Hall, Becjamin Day, Evart H. Scott and Ed. Sumner, of this city. At Mr. Ilall'a they lost about 50 feet of tnbitg, and at Mr. Sumner's struck a round boulder which they could not drive through, and had to dig the second time in each place. The appointment of A. J. Paisley to the position of general passenger agent of the T. & A. A. caused several promotions. G. H. Hazelwood, agent at Howell, takes Mr. Paisley's place in Ann Arbor. R. S. Gretmwood, agent at Dundee, goes to Howell, and R. S. Stratton, of Shepherd, goes to Dundee. Railroad men know all about true cif il service. Mrs. Ann Weber, of Jewett ave., died on her birthday, Jan. 1, at the ge of 57. She was at a neighbor's the evening before, apparently as well 88 ever. At midnight eho was taken siok, and died in six honr8. Her domestic life was clouded by the intemp9rance and ugly temper of her husband, who abused her shamefully. She leaves five children. Ed. Morton, of The Argu, was driving in a Ferguson road cart from bis home on the south Ypsilanti road to town, yesterday morning, when he met an ice wagon, which gave him none of the road. In turaing out, the horse sturabled in the ditch. the cart was overturned, and Mr. Morton was thrown with great forcé. A terrible gash was made under the lower Hp. . The special high school couree iu mu-io in connection with the Ann Arbor school of music is a unique fea'ure in education. The couree of music is four years, and can be carried along with other studies. Asa result of an advertisement of this course in The Century, a number of appliotions have been received, - three fiom North Carolina recently, - indicating that it is meeling with approval. No other echool in the United States bas this feature. Don't fail to notice the week of prayer, beginning next Sunday. Services will be held in the various churches at 'ó o'cljck p. m., every day except Saturday, and union services each evening exeept Saturday, with the several churches in the following order: Monday evening at the Congrega'ional church; Tuesday, Methodist; Wednesday, Baptist; Thursday, Presbyterian; Friday, Episcopalian, at Hobart hall. A meetine for children of all the churches will be held at the Baptist church at 3 o'clock, Salurday p. m. At the state Teachers' association meeting, last week, President Angelí delivered the address f welcome. Prof. B. L. D'Ooge. of Ypsilanti, read a paper on "The natural method in teaching language." Prof. O. M. Gayley, of the University, read a paper on " Literary criticism : syntheiic or analytic." Prof. B. A. Hinsdale, of the Univerity, opened the discussion on the subject, "The township unit in our school system." Prof. VV. S. Perry, ot the Ann Arbor high school, was in attendance on the meeting. The music teachers' national association last summer appointed a committee to devise methods of improving church music. Prof. Stanley, of Ann Arbor, is a member of the committee, and says it is a great step in the work of music. At a recent meeting of the committee in New York city, Prof. Stanley was made chairman of a sub-committee, with H. B. Rowney, of Chicago, and Sumner Salter, of Atlanta, Ga., to prepare graded lista of church miisic for different fonns ot service ; also to prepare graded lists of organ music suitable for church use, and to establish some medium of comtnunieation between choir mastere in different parts of the country by whioh they can act in harmony in carrying out the results of the committee's work. S. P. Warren, organist of Grace church in New York city, is chaiiman of the main committee. There are other sub-committees, and when the work is put together, Prof. Stanley thinks it will raise the glandard of church mu6ic. Eli Sabin Rgal died at the residence of Librarian R. C. Davis, last Saturday, of diphtheria. Mr. Regal was a brother of Mr8. Davis aud of Mrs. Isaac N. Demmon. He arrived in Ann Arbor Dec. 24, and on retiring for the night was apparently as well as ever. He expected to return on the next day. On appearing the next morning (Christmas) he complained of a soreness in the throat, and at 4 p. m. he was very seriously 11. During the four days of his sickness he was frequently deïirious. Dr. J. C. Wood, the altending physician, pronounced the disease to be diphtheria with one or two of the usual symptoms missing. Mr. Regal leaves a wife, and was 34 years oíd. He has f or some time been employed by the Michigan Central in Detroit, where he resided. He had, however, been in Toledo for a little time, in the office of T. & A. A., with the view of takiug a position with that company. He carne to Ann Arbor from Toledo, where the disease probably was contracted. Prof. Demmon and Prof. Hinsdale on Saturday took the remains to Detroit. A public iuneral being out of the question on account of the nature of the disease, Prof. Hinedale conducted a simple service at the grave.