Lon Stöeking, of Aun Arbor, spciit Sunday in this village. Congressman Gofman is spendiug the holiday recess at home. Miss Satie Speer was witta Dexter friends several days last week. Miss Cora Taylov returned frötn her Ann Arfoor visit last Saturday night. Miss Gracie Billings, of Toledo, is spending the week with relativeshere. B. H. G'lenn, of North Lake, hassold his farm to Ed JJaniels, of that place. The late soft weather is having a bad effect on the health of the people. The bay windows have been put on the upper front of Boyd's new store. L. K. Taylor, of Detroit, was here last Monday to attend the family reunion. John A. Taylor and wife, of Unadilla, attended the family reunión here last Monday. C. J. Chamller & Co. now tak e in poultry at Negus' planing mili, in the east part of town. Mr. C. Stenger, of Ann Arbor, was a guest the past week of Mr. Haag, of !3t. Paul's church. Patríck Jordán and son, of Sbiawassee county, were here arnong friends the last of last week. Miss May Judson and Miss Nellie Stocking, of Lansing, spent boliday week with velatives here. The M. E. church people have their Christmas entertainment at their church on Friday evening. D. E. Beach, of Lima, took taxes here last Saturday and got Aieaily all in this part of his township. Rev. J. II. Mclntosh, of GrassLake. and L. N. Moon, of this place, will exchange pulpits next Sunday. Mts. J. H. Osborn and son, of E wen, Mich.. spent holiday week with her parents, Wm. J. ISloyes and wife. Mrs, and Mrs. L. F. Skinner, of Detroit, spent New Year's day with W. F. llateh and wife, of this place. The Glazier stove factory has shut down for the present, which puts quite a number of working men out of employment. G. A. Freer, wife and children, and Miss Carrie Freer, of Jackson, spent last week as guests of Ira Freer and faiuily, of this place. The Chelsea dramatic clab played "Bound by an Oath-1 at Grass Lake last week, to a good house, and it is reported to be a success. The young people trom the village had a pleasant party last Tue.sday night at the residence of R. P. Chase, three miles south of town. The layior orotners uaci tneir annual reunión at the residence of J.'C. Taylor last Monday, and about tbirty in all enjoyed the occasiou very ïnuch. George J. Crowell, of the county committee to receive donations for the pooi', is in reoeipt of a large araount of clottiing, flour and other articles for the needy. Tlie barn on the D. Kockwell farm, three miles south of town, occupied by Jacob Schiller, burned on Wednesday night last week, with its contents. Five horses, four cows, several hogs, forty sheep and sixty hens were burned, besides harnesses and a lot of farm machinery and graiu. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss is abqut $1,200 on eontents, only partially iusured in the Germán Mutual. Again we have crossed the line tbat divides the years. 1893 has been laid away as a volume in our life history, to await the day for which all other days were made. It will stand to each of us for some signal failure, some great sorrow, or crowning victory. Happy is he who has so spent it as not to sell eteinity for time, and committed no folly tliat "asks a serious tear." This is the time to resolve anew, and enter upon the nevv year with heroic purpose to niake its record belter than any that has gone befóre. May we never forget that we may have the power to uiake it what we will.