All stores are open evenings during the holiday season. Marriage licenses granted : Henry Newling and Mary J. Swain, both of Milan. The high. school will. close for the Christmas vacation on Thursday of next week. Ths fire department was called out twice Tuesday by fcmrning out chiinneys. One was at; 1205 Pontiac st. and the other at 527 S. Seventh st. Abram Wallace has gone to Chicago to sell a 1,600 horse for a Milford party. The animal will be put np at auction at the horse sale there. The residence of James L. Babcock is having some very handsome electric light fixtures put in today by J. F. Schub . Abbott Avery, of Milan, has been granted a divorce f rom his wifc, Laura Avery, on the ground of extreme cruelty. Tickets for "The Pixies" can be secured of C. E. Hiscock at the Ann Arbor Savings Bank and of Mrs Dr. Fitzgerald, 228 S. Fourth ave. Hot oyster stew, hot coffee, ice cream and cake will be served at the Christmas bazaar in the Unitarian church Friday and Saturday, 3 to 10 p. m. Marshal Gerstner is keeping warm these days by chasing np children who are sliding ofi sidewalks and thus converting the walks in a daugerous condition. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Church of Christ will serve a New Eugland supper at their monthiy tea social on Friday night. Tickets fifteen cents. Our own Congressman Heinrich Simth has been telling down at Washington that he was nominated to seure the Smith vote for the republican party. From the looks of things last year, the little scheme must have worked. John Schiplack, a well known laborer of this city, died last evening while at the supper table at the home of his neice, Mrs. John Hiller, of South Seventh st. He was 71 years of age and was born in Eastem Prassia,and had been a resident of Washtenaw county for many years. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daiighters. He was a very industrious man and everyone had a kind word for him.