Joe Murphy in "Keiry Gow" will be at the Athens Theater next week. The New State Telephone Co. will build a telephone line to Whitmore Lake as early ia the spring as possible. Ann Arbor Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will have a special meeting for initiation Wednesday evening next, Feb. 16. The 50 Dew freight cars ordered a few weeks ago by the Ann Arbor Railroad have been all completed and delivered, and are now in use. The woman's auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 14, at 3 p. m. in the rooms of the association. The Milan Leader closed its 16th year of usefulness with its last issue. Bro. Smith has a good local paper and under his management it is a snooees. A bright pupil in the literature class of the Milan high school stated that if regicide meant the murder of a king, parricide must mean the murder of a queen. In his annual report Assistant Adjutant Gen. Col. C. V. R. Pond, Michigan department, G. A. R., stated that 338 G. A. R. veterans of the late war had died during the past year. The Plymouth Mail says: "We are informed that the Michigan Central Railway has made a reduction in their ratea from Wayne to Detroit to 45 cents for the round trip." The result of competition with the electric railway line to Detroit, probably. Dean & Co., of Ann Arbor, who own the property on the corner of Gay and Mili ets., will erect two new cottages on the eaat side of the lot this seasori, to cost about f700 each. W. R. Smith, of this village, has captured the contracts for building the same. - Milan Leader. Superintendent Lucy M. Sickles.of the Industrial home for girls at Adrian, saya tbafr there are in the home today 326 girls and in farmers' families 110. Only one out of 100 of the girls in the school come from a good home; (1 out of the 100 were from homes of the worst type; 68 bad drunken fathers and 1() had drunken mothers. "My friends," exclaimed the eloquent minister, "were the average man to turn around and look himself squarely in the face and ask himself what he most needed ; what would be the reply suggested to his mind?' "A rubber neck," shouted an urchin in the rear of the room and, in the confusion which followed, the good man lost his place in the sermon and began over again. The Lyra Singing Society is having its hall frescoed. The total enrollment of the Ann Arbor high school is 51ö. Allen C. Howe, of Ann Arbor, has been granted ao original pension of $12 a month. Ypsilanti would like tn secure the car barns and power house of the Detriot, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor Railway. The Normal lioir concert will be given in Ypiuinti Feb. 21, when Mendelssohn's 'Loreley" and Greig's "Olaf" will be rendered. The concert of the Lyra Singing Society assisted by the Harmonie Society, of Detroit, -svïll be given at the Athens Theater Wednesday evening, March 2. Moslero Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Detroit, will have its annual ball in that city this evening. Charles E. Hiscock and W. W. Watts, of this city, have places on the committees. Mrs. Nellie Mansfield, of Jackson, has filed a bill for divorce from her husband John Mansfield, who is now in state prison. Mrs. Mansfield was formerly Miss Nellie Kenny, of this city. James D. Smalley and Edgar Warner were sent to jail Monday for 10 days by Justice Duffy for being drunk. Last month Warner received from the poor fund of the city over $12 for the support of himself and wife. Mrs. Frances A. Hill, widow of the late George D. Hill, died at her home 783 S. Thayer st., on Monday afternoon, aged 72 years. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Forest Hill cemetery. Wm. Dansingburg was in Ypsilanti Friday visiting his republican friends and announcing that he is a candidate for the nomination of county clerk. - Times. There will be several other , candidates besides Mr. Dansingburg. Two rnedals are offered to the members of Co. A for the best indoor rifle shooting. Each member of the company is required to fice 15 shots bnfore May 15 and 20 shots between that date and Jane 1. Some good scores should be made in this contest there being several fine marksmen in the Light Infantry. Mrs. Sarah Corey, of Chelsea, has appüed to the circuit court through her attorney James S. Gorman, for a bill of divorce from Daniel Corey, to whom she has been married for 20 years. Of the nine children born to the couple seven are still alive The grounds on which the divorce are asked for are drunkenness, neglect to provide for his family and abuse. Washtenaw and Otseniugo lodges, I. O. O. F., will give an entertainment and social party at their hall in the Henning block on Friday evening nest, Feb. 18. The first part of the evening with a musical and literary program, after which dancing will be in order. The oocasion promises to be one of those pleasant affairs for which the local Oddfellows have beaome noted. Capt. Ross Granger has received a letter from Willard K. Bush, private secretary to Governor Pingree, accepting the invitation to be present at the military inspection aud ball at the armory on April 11. The governor will be acoompauifid by Mrs. Pingree, also by his staff and their ladies. The officers and ruernbers of Co. A will leave nothing undooe to make the reception a pleasant one for their guests. The Wayne Review is not very far from right when it says : "Every man you meet can teil you just waat ails the country and why rnoney is so soarce. It is his right to think as he pleases and to preach his theories to his heart's couteDt, but those who give the matter most careful cousideration are agreed that the abominable oredit systecn is to blame for all the fiuanoial illa that affliot mankind. Those who are out of debt never have that pauicky feeling so oontagious during hard times." Captain Schuil bas kindly oonseuted to sing "Silver threads among the Gold'! at tbe post office club bauquet next month. - Anu Arbor Democrat. Yes, and the-annotincement will drive two-thirds of the people out of town and half the other third will emerge fram the ordeal demnnted. The last time the Cap ground the oot it was the opinión of outsiders that vivisection fiends ware sawing off oats' tails in the banquet hall. The Cap ought to be deooyed uiider a pile driver and suppressed. - Grass Lake News. E. V. Hangsterfer will do the oatering for the Junior hop. The Ann Arbor Railroad freight offioe has been connected with the New State telephone exahange. Koch Brus. have the contract for a new building aboot to be erected on S. Ashley st. by Benz & Son. Corrao & Ryan, of the Portland cafe, have dissolved partnership. The business will be oarried ou by Mr. Corrao. Mr. Ryan expects to lócate in Jackson. Arba Wilson, John Orarn and Miss Stella Vaugnan were painfully injured Friday night while coasting on Thirteenth st. Their bobsled struck a stone and was overturned. The song service at St. Andrew's church Sunday evening was one of the finest that has ever been given. The number who attended was so great that they could not get into the church. The Arm Arbor Organ Co. shipped six organs of its make to Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, on Friday. The fame of tbe Organ Co. 's goods extneds even unto the uttermost parta of the world. Lyceum No. 1 of the Ann Arbr high school on Friday elected H. .T. Brown, jr , M. W Guy, Oscar Trumbull and Guy BateB as its representatives in the proposed debate wicn the Detroit House of Represntatives. Miss Bertha Carroll had the misfortuae Monday night to have her hip dislocated while out coasting oq the hill nn Thirteenth st. She was taken to the University hospital where her injuries were attended to. Jacob Bssinger, of 928 W. Huron st., is thought to be aboat the nicest man in town by a party of children, whom he took out sleigh riding and afterward entertained to a bountiful supper at his home last Saturday evening. The local branch of the C. M. B. A. will sive a "Just Before Lent party" Monday evening, Feb. 21, at thé Light Infantry armory. The Chequamegons furnish the musio.. Adtuission will be 50 cents and on invitation only. Refreshments will be served. Mrs Frederick Fischer, of First st., was surprised by a party of her friends of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Bethlehem church Thursday afternoon of last week. it being her birthday. The ladies brought along an elegant supper which all enjoyed most hearitly. In the evening the choir of the cbaroh serenaded Mrs. Fischer. The largest audience that has attended any nuinber of the Choral Union series this year was gathered at University hall Friday night when Mendelseohn's greatest choral woik "St. Paul" was given by the Chnral Union, with Miss Alice Bailey, Mrs. Charles Clement, Mr. Charles B. Stevens and Mr. Lewis Campion taking the solo parts. It was a fine rendering of a beautiful musical creation. The oontraot for carrying the iuailB between the Ann Arbor post office and the railroad depots has been awarded by tbe second assistant postmaster general to Benjamin Jones, of Saline, he being the lowest bidder. He will commence work Feb. 21. Mr. Jones will remove to this city and take charge of tbe work in person. He bas to make all trains on both roads both night and day. A writer in Scientific American says be bas clearsd his place of vermin by making whitewash yellow Of oopperas and covering tbe stoues and raftei's in the cellar with it. In every crevice in which a rat might go he put the copperas and scattered it in tbe corners of the floor. The result was a complete disappearance of rats and mice. Since that time not a mouse nor a rat as been seen near the house. Every spring the oellar is coated with yellow wbitewash as a pnrifler, a rat exterminator, and no typhoid, dysentery nor fever attacks the family. Tbo figure 8 has been doing good service during tbo past century, but will soon take seoond plaoe and be outranked by 9. In every letter, legal document, busines entry, and every printed paper or book where a date bas heen usad, sinoe tbe year 1800, this i figure has been used ; during one-tenth : of the time id has appeared twice iu in; dinating the year of our Lord, and in ; one year, 1888, it appeared three times. After next year it will only be i used once in 10 years for many centuries to come, except in one deoennial period, when it appears twice. Tbe Phoenix Gesangverein will give a dance at Germania hall next Tuesday evening. Charles Gauntlett, of Milan, is in the city looking after bis fences for the republican nonrination for county clerk. -Times. Mrs. Wm, Herz, fell down downstairs at her home on W. Huron st., Friday, and suffered quite severe injurie thereby. Herbert Benedict, of ibis city, will take part in a six daya' foot race to be held in Philadelphia in a couple of weeks' time. J3. J. Brown is making some improvements in the rear of his store, and is also fitting np a iouin for bicycles on the second floor. Twenty young girl friends of Miss Clara Bross surprised her at the home of Air. and Mrs. Fritz, on Miller ave., Monday evening and spent a very pleasant time. Mrs. Cebulskie, of Manchester, fell on an icy sidewalk Sunday morning while going to church, and broke her left forearm. Dr. J. A. SVessinger attended to the fracture. Miss Lucy Lu Shadford, of tbe Northside, and Mi. Daniel Li. Raymond, of Ypsilanti, were married at the M. E. parsonage on Wednesday morning, by Rev. B. L. McElroy. The stereopticon views which weie given on Monday and Wednesday evenings of tbis week at tbe mnsenm, by Prof. A. L. Cotton, of Lick Observatory, were much appreciated. Mrs. Nellie Piper, of Kalamazoo, died Jan. 80, aged 51 years, fron, the results of a surgical operation. She was the only sister of Charles B. Davison of the Couirer office. The Choral Union is now 19 years old. It began with 40 voices and now uunibers 316. It is tbe largest chorus in the United States with the exception of the Apollo Club of Chicago. The funeral services of the late Jack Loney held Sunday afternoon in the A. M. E. church, were largely attended. The remains were interred in the Fifth ward cemetery. A post mortem examination showed that the cause of Mr. Loney 's death was apoplexy. Miss Eldredge who has for 26 years taught the seventh grade of the First ward school, has resigned on account of ill health. Miss Ruth Durheim, who has been teaching the sixth grade, takes her place. Miss Gaffney takes the place made vacant by Miss Durheim's advannement "Boston Baked Bnans, seived hot" is a sign on a handsome new delivery wagon which has been seen on our streets the past few days. It is owned by C. J. Shetterly, who has gone into the business of baking beans and delivering them bot to customers. Herman Bonin, of W. Madison st, is the ingenious maker of a large piece of scroll saw work. It is a laige plate and contains the Lord's Prayer ent from white holly wood and mounted on black velvet. It is on exbibition in the show window of Hennne & Stanger's store. Miss Lazette G. Miller, daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Miller, of 215 S. State st., died very suddenly Tuesday night of heart disease, aged 39 years. Her remains were taken to Bay City yesterday for interment. Short funeral services were hnld at the house. There will be a Anti-Saloon rally of young people at the Unitarian church next Sunday evening at 6 :30 o'clock. President Slocum, of Kalamazoo, will speak. All the Young People's Societies of the various ohurebes, and all students ot the University, High School and School of Music are invited. Arthur Green, a cook by trade, was arrested in -Tackson, Tuesday night, on the charge of stealing an overcoat from the Cook house. He was brought back to Ann Arbor and will have his examination before Justice Duffy today. The young man had been drinking hard for a week previous to taking the coat. The garment was recovered. Charles Parshall brought to the gus office yesterday a snoet whioh he bad trimmed from a plum tree iu John Schneider jr. 's orchard which roeasured 7 feet 4 inobes. It was one year's growth and Mr. Parshall says that on the thousands of trees he has trimmed he never aaw such an extraordinary growtb as tbis was. He adds, however, tbat snch a growth is nut to be wondered at from" the way in which Mr. Schneider fertilizes his land. Nest Tbursday evening, Feb. 17, is the date of the aunnal concert for the benefit of St. Andrew's ohurch choir. It will be an even better conoert tban that of last year and the niaiiy people of this city wiio have atteuded the mnsioal services of St. Andrew's choreh on the first Sunday evening of each month should show their appreciation of the beautifal mcsic they tnen hetr by tarning out en raasse and making the littie fellows' concert a ronsinp benefit. A new system has been introduced at the high school to prevent any oue escapiug the paymeut of toition. It is the invention of Prof. D. W. Springer and although requiring considerable work is complete iu its efficiency. The ticket consists of three parts - students' ticket, Btndy ticket and financial ticket. The student's ticket serves as a receipt for tuition, the stndy ticket as a permit to enter olass, and the financial tioket is kept by the treasnrer and shows him jast bow many students owe toition and how much they owe. - Courier. The St. Valentine's kettledrum and sale, for the benefit of the Ladies' Library, to ba given at Granger's acadomy tomorrow afternoon and evening, will doobtless be well attended on aocount of the very novelty of the thiDg. In the afternoon there will be a sale of fancy articles, dianer cards, favors, Valentines, etc, Punch and Judy show for the children, and danoing. In the evening from 8 to 11 :30 there will also be dancing, Punch and Judy, eto. Owina to the limited capaeity of the hall no tickets for tbe evening will be sold excepting through the lady patronesses. The entrance fee for the afternoon will be 25 cents, children 10 cents: Punch and Judy 15 cents, chidren 10 oents. Tiokats for the eveniDg will be 50 cents. Mrs. Tyler will furnish the ruusic for the occasioa.