üeo.Dieterle drove to Ann ArborSni - day to visit relativas. Martin Braun, of Jaokson, sienta few day;s at his home. Mrs. O. Schneider and daugnter, of Erooklyn, are visiting friends in town. Harry Keis.of Ortihard Lake Military Aoademy, is home for his vaoation. Fred Burfcless, who is attendiug the Toledo college, is home for a vacatioc Misses Edith Case and Julia Conklin, who are teaching in Ypsilanti, oame home last Saturday to spend Chrisfcmas with their parents. Misses Julia Martin and EditliKapp, who are attendins; the Normal, and Gust Kuhl of the U. of M.,are home for the holidays. Miss Julia Schoettle, who went to Dayton, Ohio, about three months ago to beoome a deaconess, returned Monday night, and will resume keeping honse for her father. The Christmas exercises at theM. E. church Sunday evening were wellattended,and all who tookpart didnioely. The Cbristmas tree and exercises at the Emauuel chursh Tuesday evening was very nice. 250 children were preseuted with books, caudy and nuts. Last Friday afternoon the pupils of our public school dedicated the National flag, and had anpropriate exercises. A unrnber of the parents and friends were present. The flag is handsome, made of silk.on a field of bine are embroidered 45 stars. It is 5 by 33-á I' was presonted by Maude Qoodell, of the class of '96, to the chart class. Little Ottmar Fansel and Sherruan Amaden, two of tbe youngest pupils, took hold of the staff and with the remaining members, promised they would take good care of the flag, and in twelve years wben they are seniora, will entrust it to the youngest roembers of the sohool at that tinne. It is hoped that this may take placo every twelve years. All who took part did nicely, and at the close of the exercises 172 badges were distributed to the pupils neither absent nor tardy during the term. This is a vory good record, and a number were absent just one day.