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Rhea to-night. Prof. Winchell's brain weighed fifty-four ounces. The A. A. and Y. railroad are using brand new tickets. Miss Maud E. M. Caldwell, lit '93, has returned to college. Samuel Krause, of W. Liberty street, is in Boston on business. Dr. Ford has been unable to meet his classes for the past two weeks. The S. L. A. course tickets do not admit to the Stepniak lecture as sorae thought. The next concert under the auspices of the Choral Union, will take place on March 13. Mr. Wm. Burnett, of Webster township, will sell all his personal effects at auction, on March 7. Mrs. Etta V. Lawson, wife of George Lawson, of Fife Lake, Traverse Co., died of consumption Sunday, February 22. Bach, Abel & Co. intend to put an expensive plate front in their place of business as soon as the weather will permit. Wednesday morning, Judge Kinne, n the circuit court, granted a bill of divorce to Henry Tower from his wife, Emily Tower, both of Lodi township. "A Kempis' Imitation of Christ" will be the subject of the lecture to )e delivered next Sunday evening by Rev. J. M. Barkley, before the Tappan Training Course. The regular meeting of the Michigan choolmasters' Club will be held in Ann Arbor, next Saturday. We may expect to see a large number of pedagogues in the city. Mayor Manly and Fred Howlett, :resident of the city council, have spent the last three days at Lansing, n the interest of the bill for the amendment of the city charter. The funeral of Mrs. Amanda Bisee took place last Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. J. T. Sunderland officiated and the remains were interred in Forest Hill cemetery. A pleasant surprise was tendered Vir. and Mrs. William Abner, residing on Dr. Nichols' farm, last Tuesday evening, by about twenty ïve of their friends. It is needless to state that the evening was an enjoyable one. In the case of Elizabeth E. Root vs. Desure B. Smith, et al., for the recovery of some property held in trust by the heirs of Desure B. Smith, Wednesday morning, Judge Kinne rendered a decision in favor of the plaintiff. The articles of incorporation of the Iron Mountain Water Works Co., backed for the most part by Ypsilanti capital, have been filed at the County Clerk's office. #60,000 of a subscribed capital of $125,000 has been paid in. Work on the new university hospital is progressing far more rapidly than was expected, owing to the absence of snow and exceedingly cold weather. The brick work of the south wing is already up to the second story above the stone basement. The Woman's Charitable Union wish to acknowledge the receipt of twenty-five dollars from the firm of J. T. Jacobs & Co. They have repeatedly received like favors from them, but never at a time when it was more needed than now, as an unusual amount of sickness has nearly exhausted their treasury. The following is the programme of the Adelphi for next Friday evening: Banjo solo, Mell Gillespie extemporaneous speech, J. B. Johnson; piano solo, Miss Davis; debate, Resolved, that a National University should be established at Washington by the generat government, H. D. Haskins and R. W. Doughty; banjo solo, Mell Gillespie. We are in receipt of anonymous Communications this week. We never comply with the request of parties who do not sign their names to their communication and no reputable newspaper will do so. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity have removed from their old quarters on N. State street to their new home at the corner of State and Madison streets, recently purchased from Dr. Rogers. That vicinity has come to be a veritable settlement of fraternity houses, there being five within a stone's throw of each other. The condition of Mr. Sam S. Blitz, who is suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, is slowly improving. Drs. Vaughan and Christopher, the attending physicians, are hopeful that he will be able to leave his bed within a week, although it will be some time before he will be able to attend to business. Col. Dean is quoted by the Detroit Journal as saying'I would as soon think of the devil writing the Bible as Mr. Scripps running a good republican paper. I have paid for the Tribune until the first of the month, when I shall stop it." Evidently the colonel yet believes in the bloody shirt cry and in fïghting over the issues of twenty-five years ago. Bart Marchesa, an Italian tailor, who has been in the employ of J. M. Stafford for past five years, announced last Monday that he was disgusted with Michigan weather and that he had resolved to go back to the sunny land of his birth. It is thought however that he took the opposite direction and that he is now on his way to Washington. Manager Abbott, of the University base ball team, is in receipt of a letter from Anson, the well known Chicago base ball player, giving him some good advice on the mode of conducting the affairs of the team during the coming season, and strongly recommending that the services of Sunday, a well known figure in base ball circles, be engaged as a coach for the team. The Washtenaw Pomological Society will hold its regular meeting n the court house, Tuesday evenng, March 7. The following topics will be brought under consideration: Report on Collections. by J. C. Schenk; To Increase the Interest in Our Society, by J. Austin Scott; Sale of Fruit, by J. Ganzhorn; Best Spraying Pump, by W. F. Bird; Change of Name of the Society, by f. J. Parshall. Question box: Who ïas a Ben Davis apple to show? The patrons of the A. A. & Y. railroad who attend Ypsilanti theatres, frequently have considerable trouble in catching the last train for Ann Arbor. Several times residents of this city have been compelled to remaian in Ypsi. over night or come home by way of the Michigan Central. To avoid all such inconveniences in the future, the railroad company have announced that the last train will be held thirty minutes for the benefit of Ann Arbor residents, thereby giving them ample time to make the train. There are some lucky people stil] left in the world. The other evening a young lady student purchased a pair of rubbers jof Wm. Reinhardt. She left the store, and after about a half hour, returned and reported that she had lost a gold watch. Mr Reinhardt had not found such an article around his store, but finding out that the young lady had alighted from the street cars in front o' his store, he took a light and after a moment's search, found the time piece buried in the mud and almos wet through, but ticking as if nothing had happened. Considerable excitement was ere ated on the street Tuesday after noon by the report that some one had been. shot in a drunken row near Luicks planing mili. The report was without foundation as fa as the shooting was concerned, al thoughone of the'participants in the fight, was severely cut in the head b' a blow with some blunt instrumen or by falling against the corner of a building. The injured man wa taken to jail for safe keeping, anc the other two succeeded in escaping Wednesday morning he sobered up sufficiently to be sent to his home in Dexter, innocent of the sensation he had caused. The children, grandchildren and many friends gathered together at the home of Daniel Moshier, 169 Union street, on Tuesday, to celébrate the 84th anniversary of Mr. Moshier. All had a good time. The old gentleman is hale and hearty, nd Hable to see a good many more birthbays. Among the guests were: VIr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Moshier of Yonkers, Mrs. John Bennett of Marlorough, and Mr. and Mrs. Freeand Moshier of Phoenecia. Mr. Moshier, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., s a brother of the late Mrs. Bailey rand uncle of Fred. D. Coats, of ie Argus press room. Died, at his home in Dexter townfciip, on February 14, 1891, Mr. Shepherd Taylor, in his 7oth year. vlr. Taylor was born in Barkisland, Yorkshire, England, on December 8, 1821. He came to America with his parents in 1841 and settled n the township of Unadilla, Livington county, Mich. He was one of family of nine boys, two of whom survive him. In 1846 he married Ann Asquith, a daughter of William Asquith, of Unadilla, and removed o Washtenaw county in 1853 and settled on the farm where he resided t the time of his death. Of his :family of three children, two sons and one daughter, only his wife and daughter survive him. His funeral was held in the Birkett church, Monday afternoon, services by Rev. Mr. Thurston, of Pinckney.