Saturday last was Mrs. Pred Belser's birthday and it presented a couple of very pleasant surprises to her. The first one was when at the dinner tabifi she carne near swallowing a $10 gold pieoe which had found a restiug place from tbe hands of Mr. Belser in a pieje of strawberry shortcake she waseating. The next was bronght about by Air?. Lew H. Clement haviug informed her that Mrs. Parshall, of Ann Arbor towu, wanted to see her and induced the family to drive out tbere. When they returned in the eveuiug as Mrs. Belser stepped into the parlor in the dark, she was greeted with a verse composed by John W. Bennett, the singers baing some of her iutimate friends. The words were : "Hear. hear, hear, Birthdays come but once a year! Here we are, here we are, Isn't thls quite Blngu-lar!" The result of this seoond surprise to Mrs. Belser was a very plesaant even-. ing spent by all.