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Christmas Day

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Christmas Day, 1S95, was warm enough for a game of croquet, mucdy ! enough for March, breezy enougb for an equiuoccial blow, snushiny enough and bright enough for a beautiful moruing in April f.o whioh it was most often compared by %be gruat army of people ; who exchanged Chritstinas greetingj as i they gathered at the postoffice for tbe Christmas morniug packages. The rain of Tuesday and Tuesday night inade the sunshine of Christ'nas day a surprise, anj all the more welcome froai the threatening weather of the diy before. Especially did it seera that tbe weatber clerk had done pretty well in thewayof weather when next rnoruing snow and slush were again greatly in evidence. On acoount of the bad weather of the few days before Christmas, there bad been less travel than usnal, and in consequeuce the aniount of packages that were sent by mail was very large. All records of the postoffice were broken in the way of paokages sent. Postinaster Beakes succeeded admirably in cariug for the big orowd, opeuing a window expressly for paokages, wbile the stamp sales for letters, etc , were oouflned to the window always tised as tbe stamp wiudow. In this way the orowd was accomodated with celerity aud a congestión of traíBc avoided. The day was spent for the most part with family reuuious, ai whioh there was the usnal large number in the city. Morning charch Rer ices were beid at St. Andrews' at St. Thomas', at the Bethlehem and Lutherau churches. The stores opened generally for a short time in the morning, but by noon all business was suspended and merchants and all spent tbe remaiaing hours of tbe day in social enjoyment.


Ann Arbor Argus
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