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Christmas was a beautiful day and was passed very quietly here, with family gatherings and reunions. The public schools have closed until the second day of January. Cora Bowen and Luella Townsend are home from the Normal school, spending vacation. Miss Cora Taylor is home from Cleary college, spending the holiday recess. Stephen Chase and Nathaniel Laird are home from Kalamazoo college, spending the holiday recess. The Baptist people had a Christmas tree for the children, Christmas eve. The Methodist people gave their children a ride and a supper, followed by musical and literary exercises, on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Alice M. Avery and daughter Edith, of Sumner, are among relatives in this place. J. C. Taylor and family spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. (eo. Kirkland, of Iosco. W. R. Taylor and family spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Nelt Bullis, of Unadilla. Henry Stedman died at his residence in Lima on Monday, of heart failure. He was 65 years old, and one of the early settlers in Lima. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. He was a good citi.en and neighbor, and goes generally regretted by those vvho had had the pleasure of his acquaintance. "The Merry Bean" girls of Grass Lake are going to have a masquerade party on the first of January. Barney Keenan and wife, of Ann Arbor, spent Christmas with their daughter and son-in-law, Hugh McKune, of Lyndon. Holiday trade thus far has been unusually good in this village. Taxes come in very slowly yet. There is all next month before any penalty attaches. The Lima tax collector wil! be here on the 29Ü1, tor the convenience of those who live in the v st part of that township. They are considering the matter of special revival services at the M. E. church next month.