This issue of the Courier commcnccs ttie twenty-fifth year of its existence. Through these many years of peace and quiet and prosperity the Courier has steadily battled for Ann Arbor for VVashtenaw county and each and every one of their interest8. Could -ill of the improvenicnts that have been made in th.it time be chronicled, what mi array there woald be to present to our readers! The oldest republican paper in Washtenaw county, it stands to-day, where it always has stood froin its inception, the first in the hearts of the poople. And all we have to offer our readers is an earnest and honest endeavor to raerlt tais place, and so we march on to the end of our first quarter of a century.