Whooping cough is very prevalent in tbis village at present. Sampson Parker, of Lima, has been sick lor some time past. Burnett Kuhl, of Jackson, spent last Sunday here with his family. John H. Schenk and wife spent last Sunday with friends in Jackson. Mrs. D. B. Taylor spent last Sunday with her daughter Clara in Jackson. L. C. Taylor is spending some time with relatives and friends in Chicago. D. C'. McLaren, has bought the residence of Geo. E. Davis on Sumrnit st. R. A. Snyder is in St. Louis, Mo., on business in connection with his onion sales. The new Masonic hall is now enclosed and the vvork is being done on the iuside. M. J. Noyes, left here last week to buy a car load of horses in Illinois for this market. The ice houses of this place have been filled with good ice about 16 inches thick. Geo. Schoolmaker, of Minnesota, still lingers amoug his old time friends in this vicinity. Farm machinery for next summer's use is beginning to arrive and a good trade is expected. Preparations are being made for building six flnenew residences in this village in the early spring. An old fashioned north-east blizzard raged here all day last Tuesday, good sleighing is the results. The Methodists of Sylvan have repaired their church and will have services there as often aspossible. A. J. Sawyer, of Ann Arbor, was here last Monday to see his brother Charles, who is daugerously il). M. J. Graham has built a barn and will build a good house on his lot on the west side of South Main st. in the spring. The Sylvan Christian Union, has stirred up a lot of disunion and has gone to the school house to hold services. The water works case of this village will be heard in the supreme court as soon as it is reached on the calender. Some time in Eebuary. Already figurina bas begun for the charter election in March. The issue will be the same as last spring, for or against water works. Receipts of grain here are increasing and likely to be free from this on, when the going is good. The demand for wheat keeps up and prices likely to be well maintained. Rev. Mr. McLachlan, the singing evangelist, is helping Rey. J. T. Nickerson in conducting revival meetings at the M. E. church. Much interest is shown in the meetings. There have been taken in at the company's elevator here since balance shipments last July 2,800 wagon loads of wheat, rye and barley. That is more than was taken in all last year and nearly one-third of the erop yet back. Bills to the amount of nearly $1,300 have been put into the village board by the water works company up to Jan. 1 for so-called water supplies. The bilis will not be paid until the surpreme court decides that such monstrous bilis are legal and just. The wheat market has advanceil sharpiy this week and now 90 cents is paid for good sound wheat. It is an unexpeeted bulge so soon. Receipts will be free again for awhile. Rye 43 cents, oats 22 cents, barley 75 cents, beans 75 cents, chickens 5 cents, butter 12 cents, eggs 16 cents.