Jacob Jedele bas bought the 40 acre Newkirk farm in the town of Scio, just south of Dexter from the administrator of the Benjamin Phelps estáte. Purchase price $1,700. As a sample of what Dexter will soon have in the way of electric lights, a beautifully clear and strong are light was put out on the arch of the railroad bridge on Main st., Wednesday evening for the first time. Henry Nordman, father of Mrs. Ray Buckalew of Webster, and of Fred Nordman, of Ann Arbor died at the home of his daughter on Tuesday. of paralysis from which he had been confined to his bed for a year and a half, aged 76 years. John Costello, who has been in the dry goods and grocery business for the past 40 years, has retired on account of ill health. His sister Mrs. H. C. Higgins has bought out the business. Her son George Higgins will conduct the business for her. At a meeting of the Dexter Monument Association held Wednesday evening the contract for a granite monument was let to F. F. Murdoch, of St. John, for $1,000. The height of the monument will be about 20 feet over all. On the top of the base will be the life size figure of a Union soldier. Mrs. Rebecca Vinkle, who has been a resident of Dexter village for the past 60 years, died Tuesday after a brief illness aged 78 years. She was the widow of Henry Vinkle, who was the first cabinet maker in the village, who died about 20 years ago. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church yesterday morning. Rev. A. McConnell officiating. Five sons and one daughter survive her, all of whom were at the funeral. At a meeting of the directors of the Lansing, Dexter and Ann Arbor Railway Co. and the committee appointed to solicit funds for the bonus to be given to the railway, held at the Savings Bank Wednesday evening, the directors announced that the amount to be raised for Dexter was $8,000. The bonus is not to be paid until the road is in running order. The work of soliciting the money will be begun at once. Thomas Birkett at once subscribed as his share $1,000.