The Alpha Sigma meets next Monday evening. An interesting program is being prepared. The stookholders of the cheese faotory have hari a rare treat of the first Manchester cheese, which proved to be very good. The yearly meeting of the Yonng Ladies' Society was held at Miss Julia Schoettle's last Thnrsday. The following officers were elected: President, Lena Schaible; vice president, Julia Schoettle; secretary, Marie Kurfess; treasnrer, Julia Kirchhofer. Wednesday afternoon of last week a very sad accident occurred in our village, which cast a gloom over the entire comraunity. Geoige Miller, aged 12 years, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, was drowned while skating. George had been at bomefor dinner and asked his parents whether be might skate on the pond near Mr. Achile's for a short time before the ringing of the school bell. Permission was given and with two or three of his companions he started off. While skating he feil in and the cnrrent being very strong, he was carried along by it. A boat was obtained and half an hour afterwards the body was found, abont 30 feet from the shore. The funeral, hi 1 1 last Satnrday morning, was largely attended. The fifth and sixth grades attended in a body and the remaining grades of the school were well represented. Eev. Yokom and Rev. Schoetfcle officiated. The floral offerings by the school were beautiful and showed the love of the children for their departed schoolmate. He was a member of the Junior Epworth League, a bright child, and appeared much older than his years would indícate.