Miss Anna Ladd is to spend the winter in Detroit. Mrs. Lew H. Clement returned Tuesday from a visit in Homer. The second Knights Templar party wil! be given next Thursday evening. Dr. Fred. Wier has just retnrned from Europe and is visiting friends here. Mr. and Mrs. John Fiynn, of W. Liberty street, spent Sunday in Geddes. Miss Edith Huddy, of Cemetcry-st., will spend Oristmas iu South Lyon. Miss Alta Parker yesterday attended tbe wedding of Miss Alma Perry, in Chelsea. The Knights of Maccabees will have an ingtallation and banquet next Wednesday evening. A reception was given to the new tenor, Mr. Skinner, at the Baptist church, Tuesday evening. Miss Laura Wellington, of Detroit, wifl snend Christmas with Mrs. L. A. Blake, W. Liberty -st. Mrs. Delay Davig, of St. Thomas, Ont., daughter of Thomas Hayley, of Ann Arbor, is visiting in the city. Mrs. G. N. Beckler, of South Eaglewood, III., is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. H. Shadford, of Broadway-st. E. B. Gidley, of Grand Eapids, came to Ann Arbor Monday to attend circuit court, and to greet old friends. Mr. and Mrs. George Riinciman, of Lyndon, heard Ehea and spent Sunday with County Clerk Howlett and wife. Mr. anó Mrs. W. C. Wetmore, of Concord, will spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. MilleD, of Ann Arbor. E. B. Abel started for Colorado Saturday, with J. W. Hamilton, on a pleasure trip, and will probably take in California before he returns. Peleg Marshall, now in his 89th year, is the most active old man in the city. He was down town lat Monday taking bis usual out-door exercise. Miss Anna Soule, of the Minnesota state Normal school, in Maukato, is expected by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Soule, to spend the holidays. Mrs Mury B. Payne, grsndmother of Prof. W. H. Payne, of the university of Tennesee, was 100 years old on the 9th inst. She lives in Lenawee county and rode feven miles to Adrián on that day to celébrate the occasion with her daughter and with F. R. Poyne, another grandgOD. - Evening News. Two small "orazyedge" cards, bound with white ribbon, were thought necessary to announce the arrival on this mundane sphere of Miss Jeanette Hazel Hawkes, bom Dec. 6, 1888, 4:10 p. m., to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hawke% of Birmingaam, Micb. Mrs. Hawkes will be remembered by Ann Arbor people as Miss Fannie Stimson. O i the second card, the aappy father, like Slas Wegg, " drops into poetry": " There's no bird that flies, No Mrd that Bings, That s one-half so sweet, As thls hawk without wings." An " apron social " was given at the residence of Prof. J. C. Knowlton, last Friday evening. The method of securing a lady for the evening was tbis : Each gentlemen was given an apron on which was a ribbon, and those ribbons of course corresponded with bows worn by the ladies. Alter this important preliminary was settled, the gentlemen, under the instruction of the fair and deft hands of their partners, aroceeded to hem the aprons. Prof. H. 3. Adams was declared to be the most expert with the needie and thread, and was 2iven the first prize. Prof. Denison took the "booby" prize. The ladies kept the aprons, which, although of but little practical use, are said to be very interesting. Prof. Denison's apron is especially curious, and it is said that the Detroit Wonderland manager has opened negotiations for exhibiting it. The annual meeting of the Washtenaw county Agricultura! society was held Tuesday. The following officers wereelected: President- F. B. Braun, Ann Arbor Town. Recording Secretary- Geo. H. Pond, Ann Arbor City. Corresponding Secretary- Henry S. Dean, Ann Arbor City. Treasurer- Jesse A. Dell, Ann Arbor City. Vice-Wesidents- F. E. Mills, Lodl ; Dr. D. P. McLachlan, York ; Albert Graves, Ypsilanti ; W. E. Boyden, Delhi Mills; E. T. Walker, Kalem. Board of Managers- A V. Kobison, Ann Arbor City; John Keppler, Ana Arbor Town; W.w. Dell, Augusta; James M. Young, Bridgewater; Chas. Dwyer, Dexter; Jacob Bauer, Freedom ; E. A. Nordman, Lima; Leopold Blaess, Lodi ; F. A. Howlett, Lyndon ; Oriu Wait, Manchester; E. E. Leiand, Northfleld ; Henry Paul Pittsfleld ; w. H. Dell. Saline ; Wilfoid Thompson, Salem ; Geo. A. Peters, -'eio ; Jno. J. Robison, Sharon; P. E. Galpin, Supertor ; Ueorxe E. Davls, Sylvan ; Geo. Phelps, Webster ; Alfred Davenport, York ; Judge Thomas Nlnde, Ypsilanti City ; Benj. D. Kelley, Ypsilanti Tuwn. Welen post, G. A. R., has elected the following: Commander, A. F. Martin; senior vice-commander, W. F. Fisher; junior vice-commander, W. Paul; chaplain, Rev. J. T. Sunderland ; officer of the day, H. H. Marsh ; officer of the guard, J. L. Cox; quartermaster, Robert Campbell; inside guard, John Duffin; sentinel, Ed. Hatch. The meeting last Friday evening wag unusually well attended. The post accepted the invitatiou of the students' lecture asociation to attend the lecture by Robert Mulntyre on "The man with the musket, or soldiering in Dixie." On Dec. 28ih wil! occur the regular annual inspection of the post. J. T. Jacobs and Harrison Soule were elected delegates (o the state encampment, and Frederick Pistorius and Robert Campbell alternates.