I he stove factory now has an increased forcé of hands. This is certainly a very early spring, if it gets no set-back. The school openecl last Monday, with the usual good attendance. The railroad steef gang has moved on west of here, changing the rails. Frank McNamara, of Traverse City, is among old friends here this week. E. Hooker and Jacob Mast rode the A. O. U. V. goat last Monday night. The Good Templare liad an icecream social at their hall, Tuesday night. Wm. Walsh, of Ann Arbor, shook hands with friends here last week Friday. L. D. Loomis and family moved back here from Jackson the first of this week. Miss Hope Wallace, of Ann Arbor, has been among friends here the past week. This township offers a bounty of 15 cents for crovvs, hawks, woodchucks and owls. John Mower died at his residence in this village last Sunday, at the age of about 75 years. The engine of the electric lights I was out of order, and the village was in darkness, last Tuesday night. Favorable weather has caused the : spring trade to start tip briskly in all lines, and much earlier than common. Geo. McClain was home a few days last week, but is now on the road again for the Buckeye machine company. Miss Sarah McKone died at the residence of her father, Martin McKone, last Tuesday, at the age of 31, of a bowel complaint. Farm hands are contracting for the summer at from $j 5 to $22 per month, very little lowür than when wheat was one dollar a bushel. Chas. W. Gregg has sold the Chelsea House to Detroit parties, who are expected to take charge of it about the middle of this month. i The growing wheat begins to disclose more damage from the snow and ice than was kñown ten days ago. Some pieces are reported entirely ruined. IJyron Wight and wife, of Detroit, were here the first of this week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wight's father, William Hunt, of Sylvan Center. The township meeting voted to appropriate $300 to build a bridge over the Letts creek, just north of town, provided the village would give $200 for the same purpose. John Twamley, of North Lake, died at the residence of his son Henry, last Sunday, at the age of 83 years. He was one of the very few remaining of the early settlers of Lyndon. Two of our business men" broke the monotony, last week, in a little set-to over some egg crates. No bones were broken and no serious damage done, except to the feelings of the parties, and a little bloodletting. The market has been very dull and receipts light, the past week. Crop damage reports braced it up on Tuesday, and now 65c is paid for red or white wheat; rye, 33c; barley, $1.20; oats, 35c; beans, $1. 75; clover seed, $7; dressed hogs, 8; potatoes, 70c; eggs, 13c; butter, 20c.