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(Crowded out last week.) Emory Snell, of Whitmore lake, was here Tuesday. Irwin Storms, of Lima, is talking of moving to Chelsea. Dr. Spaulding, of Adrián, sold electric belts here this week. J. E. Durand, of Jackson, was here on business, Wednesday. The union meeting next Sunday night will be at the M. E. church. Rev. Conrad has been employed another year by the Baptist society. The people's picnic will be largely attended next week at North Lake. Corn and potatoes will be a short erop here again on account of drought. The dry weather is sadly interfering with getting the ground ready to sow wheat. F. C. Smith and wife, of Whitmore Lake, were amongfriends here last Saturday. The last quarterly meeting of this conference was held last Sunday night at the M. E. church. A heavy shower visited here Monday night, the first of any consequence since the Fourth of July. The oil stove company got in a new safe last Saturday and have raised their factory to a two story_ building. Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Skinner, of Newaygo, are spending the week with Mrs. Skinner's father, Mr. David Thomas. Upwar Js of ten thousand bushels of wheat were bought by dealers here to arrive last Saturday and Monday, at Si and upwards per bushel. It will doubtless be some time before spot wheat will bring one dollar again. The markets have been excited and much higher the past week. Wheat reached $1.02 and suddenly dropped off and now stands at 95 cents. Rye got to 97 ets., but dropped with wheat and now brings 85 ets. Oats, 30 ets. One load of corn was sold here Wednesday for 35 ets. per bushel. Eggs bring 12 y2 ets. per dozen and butter 14 ets. for good.