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Miss Bessie Wooley, of Detroit, ïrho is visiting friends here, returns home to-morrow. Mrs. Levi Barbour, of Detroit, vrho has been visiting Miss Henriques, has returned home. Miss McMaster of Detroit, who has been visiting the Misses Rominger, returned home last evening. The división of the Sons of Temperance will give an apron social at Cropsey's hall, next Friday night, January 16. Miss Minnie Easton, of Lima, sister of Mrs. W. W. Wadhams, died yesterday. She was twenty eight years old. The gallant Lieut. Casey, who lost his life in the Indian troubles, was a brother of the late Mrs. General Hunt, of this city. The young people of the Presbyterian church, give a social to the S. C. A. of the U. of M. next Saturday evening. All students are invited. Mrs. Wilhelmina Neiderer was granted a divorce by Judge Kinne yesterday from her husband, John j . Neiderer, on the ground of extreme cruelty. The Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti street railroad is doing a rushing business. The cars are loaded. Sunday not half those desiring to go to Ypsilanti could get on the cars. The Adrián fire department is equipped with two steamers, two hose carriages, one chemical engine and a hook and ladder truck, besides two small supply hose carts and twenty-five men. There were 23 alarms last year. A peculiar fruit has appeared on our market. It has somewhat the shape, color and flavor of an orange and is called a tangerine or kid glove orange; its pulp consists of small rtivisions and are all detached from the rind, and a lady can eat it without soiling her kid glove. There will be a concert consisting of readings and music given by Mrs. Frances E. Preston, the talented elocutionist, assisted by Miss Lilly Preston, at the Second Baptist church, corner Beakes street and Fifth avenue, Wednesday Evening, January 14, at 8 p. m. Admission 15 cents. The Ypsilanti fair asssociation, Saturday, elected the following officers: President, William Campbell; vice-presidents, John McDougal and Norman Redner; treasurer, William Whittlesly; marshal, C. L. Yost; executive committee, Henry Stumpenhusen, John E. Betts, J. C. Bemiss, W. H. Hawkins and M. F. Case. The teachers of the sewing school are to give the children a supper Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. Contributions of provisions or money will be gratefully received. The same can be left at Miss Brown's, 13 South State street, or at Mr. Cropsey's store on Washington street, Saturday morning, Jan. 17. M. S. Brown, Supt. Dr. Chas. Gatchell will give hi promised entertainment, for the benefit of the gymnasium fund, in University hall, Friday evening January 23. It will consist of an exposition of the methods of "mine readers." This will be a highly interesting entertainment and when the object is considered ought to be very liberally patronized. Speaker Wachtel announced his committees yesterday. Hon. J. L. Lowden, of Ypsilanti, is made chairman of the important committee on ways and means. Hon. J. V. N. Gregory is chairman of the committee on insurance, and is a member also of the committees on Drainage and the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb. Mr. Lowden is on the committees on the Northern Asylum for the Insane, the State Library and the State Prison. The first lecture of the course organized by branch 45, C. M. B. A., will be given in St. Joseph's church, Dexter, Wednesday evening, the i4th nst., by Rev. L. Cook, C. S. S. R. An organ recital by Prof. Freytag, of Detroit, and a vocal solo by Mr. St. James, of Ann Arbor, will precede the lecture. The iollowing ïave been appointed to serve on the reception committeer Dan Quisl Garret Wall, Patrick McGuinness J. Lawton and Charles Dwyer. W. E. Watson, of Bancroft, Mich. deputy collector of internal revenue desires the name and address o: every person in the county of Wash tenaw who will produce over 50 pounds of maple sugar the comin season. A bounty of ij cents pe pound is offered on sugar testing 8 to 90 degrees upon the polariscope Ordinary maple sugar will test under 90. Such bounty will be paic to producers of 500 pounds or more of sugar made on and after April ist 1891. The applicant will be required to file a notice setting forth the place of manufacture, machinery and methods employed, estímate o amount to be produced, number o: trees to be tapped, and make appli catión for a license. He will also be required to file a bond not to viólate the internal revenue regulations. No bounty will be paid for the production of any amount less than 500 pounds, and no bounty will be paid on syrup. Blanks will be furnished free of charge. Sene your name on a postal card at once