Tlic p;ith to the Recordership runs by a pond this year. The days ave 13)2 hours in leagth now -long (iiiough to be warmen E. J. Johnson has moved his bat store into the St. Jauics block, on Hu ron st. J. D. Baldwin reporta the loss of several thoUMnd raspberry plants by tlie hard winter. The fish liavc commenced running, and the boys have commenced running also, after the üsh. A party of young people tripped the light fantastic toe at Odd Fellow'a hall Saturday aight. Our brother quill driver of the Dexter Leader, tclls aboat a nice April lst cake he belped taste of. Uta Mary Johnson, of this city, died last Tlmrsday, April Otb, of consuuiption, aged -s year. Ki v. Geo. K. Halone, of Big Rapids, spoke a lew minutes at the Temperauoe L'nion hall last Sunday afternoon. Ten out of 20 milis and elevators in thii county report the marketing of 39,979 buahela of wheat during Mareh. The city editor of the Courier extends li is thanks to brethien of the press wbo have so kindly noticed li in recent elevatioii. John Clanc}'. of Freedom, was sent down to the cross bar de VValsh Saturday lur porloning a coupleof coon skins from another lad. Rev. Lorenzo Davis, of this city, will aildress the temperance meeting next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at tüe hall over Xoble's clotuing store. Work on the masonic outfit in the St. James block has commenced in earnest, and it is boped the finishing touches will be put on the same by the lst of July. As soon as the weather will permit several nevv buildings will be commenced in ditUrtiit parUof the city, whick shows that Au n Albor still continúes growing. This belDg the season that the Asiatic cholera is expected, it is hoped that the board of health will see that no filth is left by shiftle6s hotiseholders to aid it in its devastations. At the 12th animal meeting of the wonian's board of missions of the interioi, held at East Saginaw list week, Mrs. James B. Angelí was cliosen president, and .Mis. M. L.D'Ooge assistantsecretary The new City Recorder took possession of lus oftlce last Saturday, and those wanting to do business witb that official will fiud him at the Courier sanctuni, where he will be glad to serve his constituents to the best of his ability. Iiev. Dr. Steel of Arm Albor, delivcred the preparatory sennon at the Presbyteriao chiuch Saturday afternoon after which hechristened John Steele Gourley, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. Gourley. - South Lyon Excelsior. Another great sclieme is being worked, which some of our exchanges consider a twintotlie Bohemlan oat business, and is known as the "great American corn" sclieme, and is belng introduced into Bome of the southern countiesof this state. Mr. George Bycraft, regldlng on High stnct, hal bad a siek liorse on his hands for some time. Unfortunately for him, it dled yesterday mornlng, altliougli it had been treatcd by tlie best veterinary skil] available. It is a serious misfortune for liim. The M. B. Churcb Art Loan at ('helsea opens to day with a fair prospect of sueRandall and Lewis of Ann Arbor both display a fine stock of goods in tlieir line. These displays combined with the home display proinlse a linesuccess financially. 'l'hi -re will be a woman's meeting in the interest of foreign inission work at tlie Baptist ehurch on Sunday next at 3 p. m. Mis Proi. [luwe of Chicago, president of the woman's foreign mission society of the west, will address the meeting. Ladies of the different chinches are invited to be present. The Agente' Herald, pnbllabed in l'hiladelphla, is the most antirlng enemy of hambugl and fraudl published in the United Siatis. . The editor, L. Lum Smith, hal been the defendant in several libel suite, and always victorious. He never Qlachea in his efforts to exposé dishoneatjr, and the boneat people of the Datlon ought to give li i tu a warm, fjrmpatheUo support. The Midi. Farmer recently had a line engravlngofa cluster of the " Woodruff Qrape," a vaiiety of tlie Concord, grown bj Mr. Chaa. H.Woodruff of Ann Arbor. H is pronounced by cultnrists, of extraordinary line quallty, bardy, and prolific ; 'hile the. kee'm power Qf tlie fruit is unurpaned. It wan introduced to the pubIta two or three 3 eara go, and has already pdned a vrtde repntation.- aentlnet A. rording to the erop report for March '- per cent. of the wheat 6own in this county will be plowed up, and the coDdition of the balance compared with April lst '84, is 101) per cent. Of the clover erop 8 per cent. bas been winter killed, and thecondittan i' the balance cotnpared with last Apri] is :)ii per cent. The condltlon of horses is 100, cattle 0G, shcep 88and swine Ü8 per cent, as compared with last April. Tho weather clerk has glven us n bad spring attnosphere so far. Gilbert Bliss and wife g!vc i progretsivc cuchrc party to-night. In the brigrht lexicon of politics il uiany a peculiar peculiarity. The last of the liquor lax for 1S84, amounting to f l'.i" was not patd untll a few days since. The prospecta for an average erop of apples tli is year is 80 per cent., according to the erop report. The interest on the city funds from M;n 6th '84, to April Gth "85, amounted to $781. Pretty good record. The sash and blind factory on Detroit st., owned by tlio estáte of Win, Noble, has been sold to Koss & Armstrong. Attention is cal led to the request of the committee of the board of supervisors asking for plans and specifications for a new jail. Thos. Xast has been ordered to cancel all bis lecture engagements by his pbysicians, so his return here will probably not take place. Jas. W. Robison hasbought tbc interest of Gillie Howe la the livery business of Howe & Bush, and the firni now stands Bush & Robison. The youiifi people of the forelgn missonary society of the Presbyterian church had a pleaMnt gathering at Rev. M. Gelston's Monday eveniDg. Ou Thursday (tomorrow) evenlng, there will bc service in St. Andrew's church, at 72 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Bell, of the diocese of lowa officiaünjr. If the old belief is well f'ounded, that the falling of snow in the spring time takes the frost out of the atmospherc, it ought to be pretty hot weather soon. Ann Arbor pays S134. a year for lightlng tlie cloek in Uie ('ourt House tower, and probubly nota hnudred and llfly-four pprsons a year look at for the time, In the nisrht.- Ypsilanti Sentlnel. That item starts out with a falschood and ends with a lie. The blue ribbon club of this city cleeteu the followlng officers for the next six months, at their business meeting last week : President- E. B. LewlB. Vice-presidwit- B. J. Conrnil. 2d vlce-presideut- Miss K. MoCollum. Secretary - Kniest Conrad. Treasurer- ('. H. Worden. Chairman inusio Com.- Alvin Wilsey. By reason of a defectivo Boe John O. Koch's uice new home on Liberty st. K., was badly damaged by lire last Mouday morning. Tliu prompt actiou of (ba lire department saved the house, hut itis badly injured by water and smoke. Insured, botli building and contenta, in the Etna, by C. Mack, Loss estimated at #300. Be it remembered that on the morning of April llth, 1885, snow covered the earth to the depth of two incites. And all the robins and blackbirda that had coine up here to chirp about spring, lmng tlieir heads In despair. And be it fuither reoorded) that on the morning of April lötb the snow was deeper st il I. And taken altogether this is about the most dicconraging spring that the oldest inhabitaut ever witnessed, or that a bird ever tried to cliirp about " the warm tlines coming." In the name of Patrick Henry (Hazen) " If this bc spring, make the most of it." Apiil llth was not a beautiful "Arbor Day." The governor was eilher not on good terms with the ttgnal seivice, or else some rascally weather prophet iinposed upou hiin in the selection of so early a date. A couple of weeks later would have been far preferable from present indlcatlona, Not many trees were planted hereabouts; a fact we are sorry to chronicle. There isn't a thiug the people can do which will be more for their benefit and the benefit of their children than the planting of' trees. Every highway should be lined with trees. Every hillside that can not be cultivated should be set out to trees. Every piece of waste land should be covered with trees. And "Arbor Day" should be one of the greatest days observed by the people. Our children and our children's cliihhen will bless us for every tree we plant. The Temperance Juvenile School which meets every Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to 5, at the Temperance Union hall (over Mr. Noble's store) for Instruction and amusement, gave a jug breaking entertainment last Saturday night. Although it was a stormy niglit, the entertainment was well attended by children and parents nnmberiiig between three and four huiulred. It consisted of short speeches and songs of temperance by eaeh one of the forty-four children who took part, and it was a treat which rarely occurs. Maggie Van Slyke (about six years old) spoke "Bossie and the Daisy" in an innocent aud grace.t'ul way; Eddy Manning spoke "TurniniT to the Rtght;" Burtie üoty and Bell Bowdish sang the "Song of Moses," which was f-plendid and created langkter; Freddie Dodslt-y, "Real Temperance Boys and Girl are We." Otheis did equally as well. James Toma presented each of the children who took part, a beautiful white rose. The tickets werc sold by the children and the money received put intosrnall jugs(savlng banks.) The total recelpts were about $30; The following is a list of the teacher's classes who sold tickets: Mrs. V. B. Henderson, $8.80; Mrs. W. B. Van Slyke, $1.31 ; Miss Seymous, $3.00; Miss Fanny Hobsou, $1 95; Miss Allie Derby, $2.80. Other teachers are Mra. Howe, Mrs. W. M. Doig. Miss Matilda Brown, Supt. and Miss Lena Gidley, organist. The entertainment will be repeated agaia Saturday night a the same plaee.