The pay car passed Itere on Monday. Dr. Sherinan, of Waterloo, was here on Monday. The Rev. II. Van Omeran, of Grass Lake, ofticiated tor the Congregational society last Sunday in exchange with Rev. O. C. Bailey, who ülled his pulpit in Grass Lake. Ed. Foster, of Grass Lake, was here with relativos on Tuesday. William Self has begun street sprinkling again some earlier than usual. Use oats, barley and wheat on heavy rich soil, but use rye, corn and white beans on sandy and gravelly soil, especially if it is rolling and not overly rich. It is now thought tbat fruit buds were uot as badly injured in March as was then reported. Gravel is being put on the streetü by the village. It is better to pay debts than make improvements. The foundation is being laid tor the Chandler warehouse. A lot of new awnings are being put up in town. L. Tichenor has opened a shoe shop under Eplers meat market. Chas. West, of Stockbridge, was here Tuesday on business. The farmers are very busy this week plowing and sowing barley and oats. Wheat and grass are coming on nicely, and stock can live out two weeks earlier this spring than they have for many years. The brick work is completed on the new buildings going up on Main st. Mrs. Geo. A. Robertson and son, of Battle Creek arrived here Wednesday to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Durand. Plowing and making; garden goes on in all directions this week. The weather is seldoni so favorable for that at this date. Miss Helen D. Thomas left for Jackson, Wednesday evening -and will go on to pullman to look after her propevty there. C. W. Maroney will move his barn onto a lot opposite the stove f actory on North street and fix it up for a blacksmith shop for Israel Vogel. It bas been quiet in town this week and receiptsof producís light. Wheat brings 54 cents, barley $1.05, oats 32 cents, rye 45 cents, clover seed $5.50, beans $1.30, potatoes 40 cents, eggs 9 cents, butter 16 cents. Jacob Hummel has moved onto the Sibley farm, north of town. Lim Mallowney has left the farm in Lyndon, accupied by him for many years, and turned it over to the mortgagee. Fruit trees in large quantities are being received and planted about here this spring. Gov. Kich has designated April 27th asjarbor day. It should be observed by setting out trees and shrubbery. The Christian Endeavorers will assemble at Dexter next Friday for this county in convention and an interestesting program is expected. Frank McNamara, of Jackson, expects to move here and engage in business in May. K. A. Snyder expects to move iuto the Kempf store, next south of where he now is. The milliners and dressmakers are overrun with business now. Hard times do not stand in the way of the spring hats and wraps, and the bilis - oh, my! they are just as high to be paid with fifty-four cent wheat as they were with dollar wheat. Economy will have to be practiced somewhere, but where? Well, some praetice it on missions and the preacher's salary, while others praetice it on their advertising and reading matter; still others cut off amusements and some the education of their children. To regúlate all these things just right requires more energy, more wisdom and more firmness than most of the people are possessed of. The dismal days of house cleaning are here and the average housekeeper is in The head of the family comes home and finds the furniture out doors and no dinner ready. He summons all his christianity to take a hand in changing stoves without laying himself liable to a prosecution for blasphemy. The festive spider has to build a new web to catch the early fly. That active, sweet scented little creature that sometimes inhabits the sleeping apartments of good people has his life made miserable with repeated doses of hot water, kerosene oil and rough on rats. These things are doubtless to teach us patience and the better to appreciate the good time coming.