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At the opera house tomorrow evening -Si I'erkins. Judge Kinne is holding his first term of court in Monroe. There were only two deaths in the poor house during the past year. William Clark and Miss Eva Ferris of Dexter were married by Justice Fiueauff, Alonday. Mrs. Lovina E. Cooper, of Ypsilanti, has tiled a bill for divorce from her husband, Abram Cooper. next Tuesday is St. Valentine's day and a numDer of comic Valentines have already been purchased. Wm. Reynolds and Miss Maiy Ueaver of Ypsilanti, were married by Rev. Wm. DeBever last Tuesday. The Toledo and Ann Arbor load announces that it has always sold one thousand mile tickets for $20. Mrs. B. Whitehead, died in Geneva, Ohio, last Friday. Sue resided in Ann Arbor for several years. A handsome large French plate glass show case has just been placed in Wagner & Co's store, the finest of the kind in the city. The Salsbury Troubadours will be greeted by a good house next Monday evening when they produce the Humming liird here. Sixty-six persons have been naturalized in this county since January 30th. The number naturalized this year to that date was six. Mrs. E. A. Cooley, of Bay City, died suddenly on Wednesday of last week. She was the daughter-in-law of Judge Thomas M. Cooley. Mrs. E. Burnett, of the second ward, died at four o'clock yesterday morning, leaving three children, the youngest of which is only five days old. A. L. Noble, of Ann Arbor has given each of the senior medies a silk, plug- Lansing Journal. We know that Mr. Moble was selling 2oods at very low prices, but we didn't know he had cut silk plugs quite so low as the above item indicates. Rev. J. T. Sunderland will give next Sunday evening the fourth in his series of practical sermons to students. Subject: "Choosing a Profession." The meeting of committees ftn fruit exchange and fruit statistics next Satuday will be held at tw p. m. iharp n basement of the court hous. ïhere seema to be a number of mariage to brouicl tnis week, m4 the eader will probably find sorne one he knows in the marriage license column. Congressman Allen is said to have made up his mind to speak on the Blair jill and the admission of Dakota when these measures come before the house. v Dr. J. A. Dell read an essay on delorning caltle at the meeting of the State Veterinary Association at Battle Cieek, Tuesday, which excited considerible discussion. James McMahon, of Northfield died of heart disease, Tuesday, aged. fifty one years and üve months. His death was a sudden one. He had been out nding in the aïternoon and died that night. Herman Wanzig died Wednesday evening at the home of his brother-in-law, Paul Schall. He had been ill with inilamatory rheumatism and going out doors, had taken a cold which settled on his lungs. John Webber was sent to jail by Justice Frueauff for sixty days for being disorderly. He had been abusing his family as usual and bufe narrowly escaped a sentence of a yo;ir in the house of correction. T, A. A. &N. JV1. R..K.,will sell tickets to New Orleans and return at veiy low rates, on account of the Mardi Gras festivities. Tickets oiï sale Feb. 6th to 15th inclusive, returning on or before March 31st. Mr. Thomas J. Villen, of Rochester Theological Seminary, New York, will occupy the pulpit of the First Baptist Church on Sunday, February 12, preaching before the Young reo)le's Society in the evening. John K. Robison, son of Prosecuting Attorney Robison, of Detroit, and grand-son of Hon. John J. Robison, of this city passed Srst in a class of 95 at the semi-annual examination at the Annapolia Naval Academv. Celia May Donnelly, the youngest daughter, of Joseph and Sarah A, Donnelly died Wednesday of rheumatism of the heart, aged. fourteen years and eighteen months. Her parents were heart broken at their loss. Sixty of the Young Peoples Society of the Baptist church attended a social given at the residence of Mrs. M. Mooie, üve miles southwest of the city. Friday evening. They went out in big sleigh loada and had a jolly time. It isnow Ah-men instead of Amen, at least the clergy of Detroit so pronounce it. - Ann Arbor Courier. And so do the clergy and most everybody else "Down Ensl" say Ahmeii. Wliy not? We all sing it that vvay too. The Ann Avbor Argus prints the names of the signéis of the petition for local option election. If Editor Beakes were less the brawny, physical man than he is, his skull might be in danger from the man whc "dida't want it known." - Adrián Press. Mrs. Mary B. Ide, wife of Oscar Ide, of Jackson, died last Thursday in Jackson, aged forty five years, nine months and twenty six days. Her remains were brought to this city for burial and the funeral services were held on Monday in St. Andrew's church. Secretary E. O. Warner writes us that the county board of school examinéis desires to meet as rnany applicants for third grade teachers eert i ü- cates as posible at the court house next Friday, February 17th. The examination on that day will be for third guide certilicates only. v Dr. J. A. Dell, last Saturday, purchased a íiue standard bred Wilkes colt twenty months old of Fanel and Godfrey of Parmington. for $500. The colt is a pacer, and although but twenty months old weighs 9ó4 pounds. It is sired Dy Ira Wilkes who has a record of 2:22f as a pacer, and of 2:28 as a trotter. A very pleasant party was held at the residence of Mr. Wui. Parker, at Geddesbuig, last Thursday evening, the occasion being the 21st birthday of Mr. Parker's son, Fred. There were present 107 persons'or 53 couple besides a number of children. Dancing was indulged in until the wee hours of morning, and supper was served at about midnight. It was one of the largest parties ever held ín that neighborhood. The Ann Arbor council, of the Hay State Beneticiary Association elected the following officers Tuesday evening, President, J. T. Jacobs; vice-president. Prof. M. E. Cooley; secretary, George II. Pond, examining physician, Dr. U. G. Darling; Board of Trustees, A. Kearney, II. llandall, W. A. Tolchard. II. J. Brown and S. W. Beakes. A black horse was stolen from the barn of August Seybolt, two miles west of the city, last Thursday night, together with a cutter and harness. It weighed 1150 pounds, was a six year old with a white hind foot and small star in forehead. A reward of $25 has been offered for the arrest of the thieves and $30 for the return of thfl property. Announcements of entertainment, lectuies, etc, and all items for the Aiígus should be hamled in Thuraday morning, and as much earliw as possibl. Every week wp r obliged to omit teveral beoaiiM receiTed too late, som not reactaing us until Friday morning, after the papers aro printert. Our friends should remMBber that the Anars it a Friday uaorning papar. We re in receipt of a communication from a Cheliea correspondent jn relation to the granting of recess nd expblling the scholars of that school. II claimed that at least ono young man who lives south of town had been expelled, and give3 a number of rules of the school that h had learned from nis own and his neighbor'i children, but our space does uot permit of giving the f uil communication. A very enjoyable enteriainment was given at the ladies' library building on Huron street, TlniiS'lay evenitig of laat week, under the auspices of the Ladies' Library Association. Mrs. Edna Chaffee Noble who was to have given the readings, was unable to do so on account of illness, and the programme was alteied by Mrs. Custer Calhoun who took her place. The Music was furnished by the Amphion club. The ürst Valentino of the season wits received by Letter carrier Frank O'Hearn this week who found an open letter not enclosed in an envelope and bearing no address, in a letter box. t It Jvas a poetical effusion beginning : "Dawn of tho morning and spring of tho yoar That -was tho timo that you carne to us dear," It was written in a femmine hand and was no doubt apprceiated by the recipient!