Henry Wood left for Chicago, Tuesday night. Jas. Cunningham was a Jackson visitor on Wednesday. Thomas Congdon, of St. Johns, is among friends here this week. Haying now goes on in earnest and some good hay is being made. V. D. Hindelang, of Ohio, has been among friends here this week. Jas. L. Gilbert has had an Albion wind-mill put up on a fïfty-foot derriek. The sidewalks in this village need overhauling and repaifing very much. Miss Mae Wood left for Chicago with her autt, Wednesday, to take in the Fair. Mrs. J. P. Wood and daughter left to take in the World's Fair, Wednesday night. Mrs. Alice Avery and daughter, of Sumner, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Taylor. Conkright and Ward have sold their meat market to Boyd and Snyder who discontinued it. They are going to have out-door evening services during the heated term at the M. E. church. The village board has voted to raise $1,200 this year by direct tax as against $1,000 raised last year. Next winter's coal is being delivered to consumers about town this week; two months earlier than usual. The fruit erop is going to be very short again about here this season. j Apples are nearly a failure, and no kind of fruit a f uil erop. S. M. Stephens was here, Monday and Tuesday, with the smallest man on earth and a Punch and Judy show. It was not well patronized. The demand now is for large men not only physically but mentally and morally. The market continúes dull and lifeless. Wheat brings 60c; rye, 45c: oats, 32c; eggs, 12c; butter, 13c; wool, 12c to 16c. Arrivals have been light, but wool begins to come in some, though nothing like former years at this season. A large amount of wool will be carried till fall unless prices advance.