Geo. McClain spent last Sunday at home with his family. Congressman Gorman returned from Washington last week. Mrs. Iza Downer, of Fowlerville, is among friends here this week. E. G. Hoag, of Detroit, was here on business the last of last week. C. E. Letts, of Detroit, was here looking after his farm the first of the week. E. C. Hill left for Brown City, last Saturday, where he will engage in business. E. M. Sellman, of South Lyon was here Tuesday on Buckeye machine business. Rev. D. A. Conrad, of Salem, shook hands with his many friends here this week. Rush Green has been employed again as village marshal at a salary of $30 a month. The cellar has been dug this week for W. P. Schenk's new store on South Main stieet. Frank Tucker's theatrical company will play here the last three nights of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Warren arrived home from an engagement in Milwaukee, Mönday last. H. V. Heatley, west of North Lake, is setting a large quantity of peach trees this spring. Ed Williams left Monday morning to enter upon his duties as freight agent at Reese. J. W. Rushmore of South Haven, visited his son-in-law, A. B. Skinner near here last Sunday. Growing wheat is making very poor progress though the spring seems to have been favorable. Mrs. James Taylor returned home from Detroit, last Monday, where she has been having medical treatment. Jas. F. Harrington is a cripple this week by reason of having mashed his big toe last week with a falling plank. Harrison Ruthruff, county drain commissioner was here Monday on business in connection with Clark's lake drain. A school entertainment is being prepared in the high school, and will be given some evening next week, at the town hall. The long, cold winter has probably killed all the quail in this state, as not a peep has been heard from one yet, about here, this spring. There were many here last summer. An unusual quantity of barley and other spring crops are being planted about here this spring with a view of sowing less wheat next fall. The low price of wheat makes it necessary to raise something that pays better, William Remnant died at his residence in this village, Tuesday afternoon, of typhoid pneumonia. He was fifty-four years oíd and leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his loss. He was a good citizen and highly respected by all who knew him and the family has the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss. Rev. L. N. Moon attended the Detroit district preachers' meeting at Detroit last Monday, and read a paper entitled "Are there Short Roads to Moral Reform?" It created a commotion among the brethren, because the majority believed that it was opposed to any road at all to reform on the question specially referred to. By common consent the paper was suppressed from publication. The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Congregational church for the Jackson district, met here on Tuesday, with a good attendance. The meetings were well attended and very interesting papers read, and able sermons preached on subjects pertaining to the work. Among those present from abroad taking active part are Dr. Bradshaw and Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Dewey and Mrs. Campbell, of Ann Arbor; Rev. W. C. Curtis, N. C. Lowe and Hon. D. P. Sagendorph, of Jackson; Rev. S. T. Morris and Miss Dollie Francisco, of Dexter; Rev. W. H. Shannon, of Salem; Rev. H. S. Mills, Rev. J. Humphreys, Rev. H. Van Ommeren, G. R. Foster, J. R. Blake, Dr. Warren, and others. The convention was very helpful to all who could attend.