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Cupid's Darts

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l.elow tin runden oí the Coubier win liiul u list of tht! marriagCH confmmated dm ing 1885, au rctunied to CouiHy Clerk Boblson'i ollicc. This list lias been prepared al considerable labor and arrangeil liy tovrnshlpt, Thougti quite lengthy it is estiinated tbat about onc-twentieth of the narriagea solemnized have not been reinmed, and this iu the face of the fact tliat the law provides a hoavy penalty for neglecting or refuiag to uiukc these returns. Tho trouble appears to be thatour county clerks aro all too lender-Uearted to enforce the law, though it is gcnerally conceded that one example only would be neceesary to secure a thorough compliance, and thus make the record what it should bc, a complete out, The residences of the brides are given, uiien sueh resldence is in the eounty, as Ihe niarringes usually occur at the bride's home. Wiicn both come trom ouiMde the eounty then the place where the cereninnv vrai performed is given is the resUleooe. The general youthfulness of the brides wül be noti'd. the average being only about 22. The youngest bride was 1, balllog from Ypsiluntl; the oldest 65 trom hesier, which place also furnishes the youngest groom, 17, aud the nldest, 80. The number of brides of 17, 18 and 19 years of aae are quite astonisli Ing. It tt-nds to prove the assertion f hat Iu lilis f ast age a girl Is an old uiaid at Hö. Just the period of transition from miitiliood to bai-helor-hood has not yet been definitely lixed, we believe. Uut here are the nttmes and aires and V'Hi in:ty pore over them to jour heart's content: ANN ARKOIt.


Ann Arbor Courier
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