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Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Royce, of E. Liberty street, a son.

There are one hundred and forty-three vacant houses in Ann Arbor.

A ten-pound boy, born Saturday, rejoices the heart of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Conde, of Packard street.

The seven years old daughter of Wm. Winans, of Whitmore Lake, died Saturday morning and was buried that evening.

The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Andrew's church sent a missionary box up north last week and with it a purse of $130.

To Mr. and Mrs. John Theurer, of S. Ashley street, a baby girl Sunday. Mr. Theurer is passing round 15-cent cigars today.

Wm. H. Krapf has opened up the planing mill formerly run by his father and will be pleased to greet all old persons, also many new ones.

Prof. T. C. Trueblood will give a Shakespearean recital at the First M. E. church, Jackson, Thursday evening, Nov. 26, under the auspices of the Epworth league.

Jerry Collins' dog bit a little daughter of Chas. Masten in the face Saturday and Tuesday Officer ball shot the dog. No claim was made that he was mad, only vicious.

Miss Emma E. Bower has received a license from Commissioner Vorys, of Ohio, which will permit the Great Hive, L. O. T. M. M., to do business in that state. Work will be begun there at once.

There will be a special Thanksgiving service with extra music at the Unitarian church next Sunday morning. Mr. Crooker's subject will be: "The Making and the Unmaking of the American Citizen."

Mr. and Mrs. Lapp of Chicago, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Roy A. H. Thompson, who is attending the University and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Scarlet fever has been reported as existing at 217 N. Division street, two children of Reginald Spokes having the disease. A case of measles has also been reported to the health board, at 313 E. Washington street.

Mr. H. W. Dodge of Whitmore Lake, has received from Miss Emma E. Bower, secretary of the L. O. T. M. M., $1,000, the amount carried by his wife in the order and who was a member of the Whitmore Lake hive.

N. B. Hadley, deputy commissioner of insurance of Michigan, and H. A. Chapin have been in the city this week verifying the statement made by Miss Emma E. Bower for 1902. They report everything in good shape.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Weinmann, 703 Spring street, died Sunday of cholera infantum. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. L. Tedrow officiating. The interment was in Forest Hill cemetery.

One hundred and sixty-one couples danced at Granger's Saturday night. Michigan's win over Wisconsin was responsible. The annual Thanksgiving night party will take place as usual this year, Granger Academy orchestra furnishing the music.

The Ann Arbor Juniors played the Detroit Deltas Saturday at 10 o'clock on the fair grounds, score 0 to 0. The teams were evenly matched and both played good, clean game. Harold Barker, fullback, played the star game for the Juniors. The officials were Tilden and Wessinger. The Juniors will play the return game at Detroit.

Miss Florence Anderson, daughter of Mrs. Catharine H. Handerson, 613 Hill street, died Saturday afternoon, aged 34 years. Miss Anderson was formerly a public school teacher, but has been in poor health for the past seven years. Besides her mother she leaves two sisters surviving, who reside in Toledo. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the house, Rev. E. S. Ninde officiating.

Mrs. M. M. Smith, of 417 East Liberty street, will leave for a stay in Texas Monday. She will be accompanied by Miss Reeves.

The ladies of the North Side church are making preparations for a Thanksgiving dinner to be given in the church on the noon of that day. The proceeds will go toward the church, which the ladies have almost built and furnished through like efforts.

Company I have built a neat little stage in the rear end of the Armory and decorated the room with flags and banners, so that the friends who patronize their entertainment course will find a handsome and cozy room in which to listen to programs given.

Two lads were brought before Justice Doty Friday, charged with playing football on the streets, and were fined the costs or five days in Jail. The lads paid the fine and the matter should be a warning to other boys who are in the habit of using the streets for a gridiron.

Miss Nora Brinker and her friend, Mr. A. B. Mettert, were very pleasantly surprised last Monday evening at her home, corner of Fifth avenue and E. Ann streets, by about 35 friends coming in upon them. The evening was very enjoyably spent in card playing, games and a social time generally. A fine supper was also served.

The new officers of the Washtenaw Sunday School association, elected at Manchester last week, are: C. M. Fellows, Ypsilanti, president; John Campbell, Ypsilanti, John Smith, Salem, Mrs. J. A. Goodyear, Manchester, Mrs. A. L. Holden, Grass Lake, vice presidents; Mrs. Darling, Ypsilanti, treasurer; H. O. Severance, Ann Arbor, secretary; E. E. Calkins, Ann Arbor, financial secretary.One of the prettiest weddings of Pittsfield took place Wednesday at noon, when Miss Carrie Biddle was married to Fred Aprill at the home of the bride's parents. Fifty guests were present to witness the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. A. L. Nicklas, of the Zion church of Ann Arbor. The bride and groom were attended by Miss Rose Rugart and Thomas Biddle, brother of the bride. After the wedding service an elaborate dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Aprill will make their new home two miles out from Ann Arbor, on State street, where Mr. Aprill has a fine farm. Both young people are well known and have the congratulations and good wishes of all who know them.