Mr. James Riley lost a horse this week. 'lis. James Cook is yet confined to her bed. A good raany hens have f rozen to death this winter. Miss Tirzia Twamley is home from lier visit at Leslie. Miss Read is suffering with lung trouble of long standing. Two sons of H. V. Heatley are laid up with rheumatism. J. L. Watts is scaling logs in the big lumber woods north. Airs. L. O. Haelley is suffering from cáncer of the breast. Dry vvood is getting very scarce in both village and country. Mrs. J. L. Watts goes to Jackson to iive with her son, Dr. Watts. Geo. AVebb is running in a few oak logs to the Chelsea saw-mill. Totatoes are found to be frozen in the cellars and pits to quite an extent. There is no fishing on the lake here. The ice is so thick it spoils the fun. Mr. B. Isham is getting ready for a campaign on the Brocaw farm near Pinckney village. B H. G. Glenn will soon return to the old homestead to show us how to farm again. E. J. Whalain is looking for a farm to work. He will move in the early spring months. Mr. Geo. Cook has received intelligence from New York City of the fatal illness of a nephew, Mr. Toffey. Mr. Geo. Reid, sr. , and his sister Juila will soon go to Webster to work their uncle's farm for five years. The lyceum is on the wane owing to lack of meinbers to participate in its discussions and literary departments. The big hay erop of last summer is getting pretty well used up. It goes about in proportion to its fast growlli. Willie Burkhart is the biggest little janitor out. He is janitor of the church school house and hall, besides his home duties. Is it cruel to take a young calf out of a warm stable and place him in a market cage, standing up, and then drive ten or fifteen miles looking for another, with the thermometer below zero, with no covering over the cage ? Have butchers any hearts ?