Mr. Alva Dexter is still in a critical condition. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Whitmarsh and daughter will take Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs. B. F. and W. V. Watts, at Ann Arbor. This bids fair to be a prosperous week for the merchants of Milán. A gentle shower of rain feil on the just and the unjust as they were wending their way to church Sunday. A couple of young hopefuls, of Milán Sunday school, were discussing their Sunday school lesson as follows: - "From what I hear about God I love him better'n I do my pa or ma or anything, don't you, Osborn?" Osborn - "Oh, hum, yes í like God well enough but I don't love him better'n I do my pa or ma." Miss Me y McGregor spent Sunday at home with her parents. The different churches are pre paring interesting programs for their christmas eve. entertainments. Miss Cady will spend Chrstmas with Benton Harbor friends. School closes Friday for a ten day's vacation. N. Phillips is proprietor of a new nieat market on Tolan street. The I. O. O. F 's will dedícate their new hall January 10. Dr. J. Harper went to Detroit after Christmas goods the last of the week. Mr. J. L. Marble was a Detroit visitor the last of the week. Mr. S. Dean, of Ann Arbor, made isual round of calis in Milan the last of the weck. The Chautauqua Circle met the i5th with Mrs. G. R. Williams, and the Circle are up to date with their work, and are ready for the next instalment of books. They have just finished Europe in the XIX century and are thirsting for more continents to devour. Mr. F. Stimpson is talking of erccting a fine residence on the Monroe county side of County st. Mr. and Mrs. H. Sill will entertain guests from Lansing, Saline and Milan, Christmas day, and in the evening they will have a fine Christmas tree. Mrs. Alice Hitchcock was pleas antly surprised, Thursday, by the L. O. T. M., who went there and took their dinners, and spent the day in a good old-fashioned social way. They reported a delightful time. Mrs. Lucy Clark is on the sick list. G. R. Williams and wife will entertain guests, Christmas. Twenty-two tramps, or less, in Milan, last week. They were united to do the tramp act, which they did in their usual graceful mantier, with their heels towards the village. It was a hcaing balm to the Milanites when they vanished. J. C. Rouse and lady lost some clothing from their clothes line, Monday, in the early part of the evening. The work of some of the pedestrians sometimes called tramps. Mrs. Nellie VVhaley is quite ill. J'a grippe.