Business starled up again on nesday, mostly on sleighs. Dr. Chas. Reilly lectured in 1 bridge on ïuesclay evening. Some cure-all medicine fakirs are , advertised to be bere uext week. G J. Crowell and John Stapish vvere Ann Arbor visitorson Wednesday. Valentines went around here ver.v freely on Tuesday and Wednesday. C. A. Watt, of Grand Rapids, was i li ere last Saturday on legal business. The grip is much less prevalent about here tlus winter than it was last. A new time card went into eflfect lastSunday, but the change iii trains is hardly perceptible. A f ree seat offering for Rev. L. X. Moon, is set tor Friday night tliis week at the town hall. The politicians about here are very reticent now on the question of f ree eleeiions and iair counts. The high school geology elass has ; got far enougli along to teil the dilïerence between a brickbat and cliunk oí coal by the smell. Charles Durand,of Kansas, bas been shaking hands amoilg relatives and irlends about here this week, after an absence of twenty-tive years. Dr. Chas. Reilly, of Detroit, j ed a very able sermón last rtunday night to a large audience at St. Marys church on ''The Rescue of the Race." D. B. Taylor, representative of Cbelaea lodgeNo. 6, O. U. W-, will leave on next Sunday night to attend the Grand Lodge of that order, held next week at Bay City. Rranduna C!rowftll oelebrated the niversary of her eightieth birtlulay, it the residence of her son, Geortje J. Crowell, Taesday evening, by a ant party of friends and neighbors. i The blizzard of last Monday ptled snow flve or six feet high in places, i and stopped all business tliat day, and it took most 01 Tuesday for people to dis out and get ready for business again The Kev. Walter Elliott closed liis lectures at the towu iiall last Fxiday night. He had crowded houses every night, and everybody was pleasnd with his lectures. If the people wiü ptaetice what he preached they will be all right. The market has taken a big drop since one week ago. Wheat, Monday and Tuesday, was down to 50c, thougli receipts were cut off by the blizzard. Rye, 45c; barley, $1; oats, 28e; beans, $1.40; cloverseed, S5.4U; dressed pork, $6; eggs, 13c; butter, 14c. The farmers are very sick over the late slump in wheat. It is very unfortunate, but what can't be cüred must be endured. Those who are out of debt can stand it, but those who are in debt will in manv cases have to give up-their farms, unable to pay the debts against them.