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Ben Hur to-night. Luick Bros. are shut down this week for repairs. Prof. Reuben Kempf has organized a mixed chorus. Be sure to see the tableaux in Ben Hur, this evening. Foley guild gives a party at Nickels' hall this evening. Mrs. Amy Roperhas beengranted a divorce from William H. Roper. The Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti street railway is doing a rushing business. Dr. James C. Wood has been made a Fellow of the British Gynaecological Society. A. L. Noble was presented to President Harrison by Congressman Allen, Wednesday. Fred Gerstner is the happy father of twins - both boys. This' makes a large addition to the firm. Prof. Leutwin will divide his time in Germán between the high school and the second ward school. Mrs. Caroline Cotant, of this city, widow of Hiram K. Cotant, has been granted an original pension. County clerk Brown has had the desk in his room put into better order to keep the dust from the books. Chas. Colé had his hand so badly crushed in Cornwell's pulp mili, Wednesday, that his thumb had to )e amputated. The Operetta to be given at the Jnitarian church next Monday ïvening promises to be a most enter.aining affair. Miss Franc Baker, of Morenci, conference secretary of the W. F. M. society of the M. E. church, will speak in that church Sunday evenThe Forest Hill cemetery trustees lave elected J. Austin Scott, president; J. M. Wheeler, vice-president and E.B. Pond, secretary and treasurer. Mr. W.T. Palmer, of Pennsylvania, addresses the temperance meeting next Sunday in Cropsey's hall. The Jood Templars have charge of the meeting. The ladies of the Charitable Jnion are very thankful for the generous gift of #12.50, received from Messrs Blitz & Langsdorf, of the Two Sams. Mrs. W. J. Booth, Sec'y W. C. U. Bishop Garrett has been called to Texas, by a telegram announcing the serious illness of a member of his amily. Consequently his Sunday evening lecture in St. Andrew's church will be postponed. The first National bank, Tuesday, re-elected Philip Bach, C. H. Richmond, Henry Cornwell, Alpheus Felch, J. M. Wheeler, E. D. Kinne, E. Treadwell, Wm. McCreery and ames Clements as directors. We have received the South Bend Daily Post, a very newsy morning )aper published by A. N. Brown, who has been a resident of this city or a few months. The paper is evidently very newsy and bright. The managers of the county fair association meet in their room in the coürt house, next Thursday afternoon, at two o'clock. The various committees meet at ten o'clock in he forenoon of the same day. Dr. Heneage Gibbes has been apointed consulting pathologist of larper Hospital, in recognition of lis researches in consumption. Nine consumptive patients have been discharged from the hospitals, very much improved in health. Mrs. Amelia Cox, of the fifth ward, died last Sunday, of oíd age, aged seventy-eight years. The 'uneral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the African M. E. hurch. On the same day of the :uneral, her son George Cox, died of consumption. The funeral was ïeld yesterday, the Sons of Veterans attending in a body. James L. Babcock will erect a very handsome rssidence on the corner of Main and William streets. Work will probably begin in March. The building will cost over $6,000. Next Sunday Rev. Mr. Sunderland will speak in the morning at the Unitarian church on " Materialistic and Other Objections to the Doctrine of a Future Life: the Attitude of Science." His evening subject will be, "A Visit to the Home of the Pilgrim Fathers in Holland." Students' Bible class at noon. Subject: "A Bird's-eye View of the Entire History of the Jewish People." The funeral services of the late Mrs. Henry S. Frieze were held Wednesday afternoon in St. Andrew's church. Mrs. Frieze was sixty-nine years of age. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and was married to Dr. Frieze in 1849. She was a worthy help-meet, and her loss is greatly lamented. Her two daughters have the sympathy of the entire community in their doubly sad bereavement. Hurón Coumcil, No. 402, National Union, initiated Prof. Trueblood, Tuesday evening, and installed the following officers: President, Dr. F. G. Novy; vice-president, Dr. L. P. Hall; ex-president, G. Haller; speaker, S. W, Beakes; secretary, John Baumgartner; financial-secretary, C. W. Wagner: treasurer, W. R. Price: chaplain, J. W. Johnston; medical examiner, Dr. D. A. MacLachlan; usher, Mr. Felch. The dates for the Glee and Banjo clubs are asfollows: Detroit, January 20; Ypsilanti, February 7; Lansing, February 20; Jackson, February 21 ; Saginaw, March 13 ; Bay City, March 14; Detroit, March 18; between April 10 and April 12 inclusive, they sing in Grand Rapids, Bloomington, 111., Springfield, 111., St. Louis, Kansas City, Topeka, Leavenworth, St. Joseph, Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Chicago. The Ann Arbor street railway runs a car to meet the Ypsilanti road, marked Ypsilanti. Transfer tickets are sold on this car only. The car waits for the Ypsilanti car to come in, which enables the passengers to keep warm. It leaves the court house at 7:55, 9:25, 10:55 m-; 1.40, 2:50, 4:30, 6:10, 7:50, 9:25 and 10:55 p. m. On Sunday seven trains run. The first leaves the court house at 10:15 ani the last at 8:10 p. m. Rev. J. T. Sunderland will begin next Sunday evening a series of four lectures on "Visits to Famous Places in the Old World." His subjects will be: i. "A Visit to the Home of the Pilgrim Fathers in Holland." 2. "A Visit to the Home of Calvin Servetus, and Rousseau, in Switzerland." 3. "A Sundayinthe English Lake Región, at the Home of Wordsworth." 4. "Sundays in London; Services in St. Paul's; Hearing Stopford Brooke, Spurgeon and Canon Liddon." The Ann Arbor Courier looks like an entirely new sheet since its change during the holiday vacation. In addition to other things, the paper has been enlarged to eight pages, making it the largest weekly in the city. - Chronicle-Argonaut. You are misinformed, boys. The Register is larger by one column and the Argus is exactly the same size. - Register. The Register might have put it, the Argus prints 72 columns a week, the Register 56 and the Courier 48. But 'the Argus does not boast of this fact alone It is quality rather than quantity which makes a newspaper valuable. It may not be generally known that a free reading room is open at the Unitarian church, every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6 o'clock. Besides a large and excellent library of books the reading room is abundantly supplied with the latest periodicals, such as the Century, the Atlantic, Scribner's, North American Review, the Arena, the Forum, the Sanitarian, the Old and New Testament Student, Ethical Record, the Nation, the Literary Digest, the Andover Review, the Voice, the Philanthrophist, the Religio-Philosophical Journal, Lend A Hand, Spirit and Life, and the best Unitarian, Universalist, Jewish, Quaker and Liberal orthodox weeklies.