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Rev. C. Zimmerman preached in Bethlehem church, Sunday. Homer Henderson, of Cleveland, was in the city over Sunday. The city of Adrian asks the legislature to extend its city limits. There has been some talk of putting an electric light plant in Manchester. About 300 took in the Michigan dub banquet excursión to Detroit, yesterday. Rev. J. M. Gelston will fill Rev. Mr. Barkley's pulpit in Detroit, next Sunday. Lew H. Clement returned Saturday from a week's trip to Chicago and Wisconsin. Rev. Dr. Studley, of Evanston, 111., preached in the M. E. Church, Sunday morning. Prof. Harpef's Bible Institute has been a great success, and largë crowds have been in attendance. Foley Guild gave a pleasant reception last evening. to Hon. John R. Finnerty, of Chicago, at the A. O. H. hall. Two new telephones have been put in, one for H. L. Ferguson, of State street, and one for Dr. Moore, of Jefferson street. Mrs. Amanda Bisby, wife of Isaac Bisby, of Ann Arbor, died yesterday of pneumonia of the heart, aged seventy-five years, three months and ten days. The sewing machine at Joe T. Jacobs and Co., has been sold to Alvin Wilsey for $25.00 and that amount donated to the Ladies' Charitable Union. The street cars are only stopped now on one side of each street, so that the car when stopped will not interfere with travel. Cars going south stop on the south side, and those going north on the north side. Edward Burns, of North State street, long a resident of this city, died yesterday morning of pneumonia, aged 64 years. The funeral services will be held in St. Thomas' Church, to-morrow morning at nine o'clock. Rev. J. M. Barkley, of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, gives the next lecture in the Tappan training course, at the Presbyterian church, next Sunday evening. Subject- "A Kempis' Imitation of Christ."' The Lenawee and Hillsdale delegates to the republican state convention have been instructed to present the name of Judge Víctor H. Lane, a son-in-law of E. J. Knowlton, for the republican nomination for supreme court judge. A large audience assembled in University Hall, yesterday afternoon, to listen to the speech of Hon. John Finnerty, the eloquent Irish orator, of Chicago, on the tion of the Republic. His speech was replete with eloquent passages, and was most enthusiastically received. The Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate St.' Patrick's day by holding a banquet at Hangsterfer's hall. Toasts will be responded to by Governor E. B. Winans, Congressmen A. E. Weadock and J. S. Gorman, Alfred J. Murphy, secretary of the senate, and others. These banquets have always been very successful. The Dexter Leader says: Several weeks ago we published an item stating that Sheriff Dwyer's fast horse out-trotted James Ivory's stepper five straight heats. Recently Jim dropped into our office and asked us to present with his compliments, thro' the Leader, a challenge to trot i or s, or best 3 in five heats, from $5 to L50, or for fun. Mrs. Elvira M. Sperry died suddenly last Friday evening just as she had returned from church. She was seventy-three years of age and had long been an esteemed resident of this city. Three daughters survive her, Mrs. C. M. Irish, of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Fred H. Borradale, of this city, and Mrs. Alfred Hennequin, of Detroit. Through the prompt and energetic action of Alderman Walker, the deplorable condition of West Summit street was thoroughly investigated yesterday afternoon, and the street will at last be opened and put in thorough repair. The alderman has his eye upon other streets in the third ward which have received studied neglect for years. Prof. Johrl Dewey has just published "Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics." It bears the im3rint of the Inland Press, which is another name for the Register office. The work is what would be expected from the pen of Prof. Dewey. The deas are clearly and accurately ex)ressed. The press work is excelent and the book a neat and well bound one. It will undoubtedly ïave a deserved sale among those interested in ethical questions. The monthly meeting of the Washtenaw Pomological society will be held March 7 in the court house at 2 p. m. Topics: " Report on Transportation Collection," by J. C. Schenk; "To Increase the Interest in Our Society," by J.Austin Scott; "Sale of Fruit," by J. Ganzhorn; "Best Spraying Pumps," by W. F. Bird; "Change of Name of the Society," by J. J. Parshall; Question box. The society desires an exhibition of Ben Davis, Jonathan, and any other winter apple. About 150 feet of the bank adjoining Swift's mili dam was washed out by the high water at about one o'clock Friday morning. The bank below the dam was also cut down in several places. The cut is about five to seven feet deep, the stones below the earth bank yet being in place. The water from the dams up the river was let out at about the same time and came down in a torrent, causing the damage. The loss is between $600 and $800. A bridge is being built across the race and the bank will be replaced within ten days. Conrad Lehn, a well known and highly respected citizen of Manchester, died last Friday morning. He was born in Baden, Germany, and came to Manchester in 1854. He opened a grocery store in 1865. For many years he had a doublé store, grocery and hardware. He has been treasurer of the village and alderman. He was twice married. Seven daughters survive him, Mrs. Wm. Arnold. of Tecumseh, Mrs. N. Schmid, of Manchester, Mrs. Chas. Vogel, of Toledo, Mrs. Wm. Lehr, of Manchester, and three unmarried daughters at home. The last lecture of the C. M. B. A. series will be given in St. Joseph's church, Dexter, on March 4th, by Rev. P. Cooney, C. S. C, of the Notre Dame University; subject: "My War Experience as Chaplain, ; 1861-65," Rev. P. Cooney was chaplain of the 35th Regiment, IndianaVols., during the whole war. At the request of Gov. Morton, of Indiana, he was appointed by President Lincoln on February 2, 1862; to the rank of "Chaplain General of the Indiana Troops" and received his commission from the President. At this time he was already several months in active service. He served also on the staff of Major Gen. Rosecrans, commander of the arm) of the Cumberland.