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Sore throats are very prevalent here just now. D. B. Taylor was on legal business in Howell on Thursday. Rev. C. T. Tyron was among friends here one day last week. Albert Kirkland, of Iosco, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. H. M. Taylor. John Brittenbach received a new Nichols traction engine last week for his business. Miss Violet Wallace, of Pittsfield, is visiting relatives and friends in this village this week. The Colleen Bawn is advertised to be given at the town hall the 1 7th to celébrate St. Patricks day. Henry Pierce living two miles south of town has taken timbers out from here to build a large barn." Rev. Mr. Wilkinson, of Ann Arbor, preached his farewell sermón to the Baptist society here last Sunday. Geo. B. Whitaker and family have moved to White Oak where they will work their mother-in-Iaws farm. Prof. Kings reading at the Congregational church Monday night was good but not as well attended as it deserved. A Lenten mission will be held at St. Mary's church beginning at 10:30 next Sunday the ic)th, and will continue several days. The Temple of Fame presented here three nights last week was well attended and gave good satisfaction and netted the ladies about $125. F. P. Glazier threatens to move his stove factory away from here because the people did not elect his ticket to the village offices on Monday. The new Michigan telephone has drawn a large lot of poles from here east and will soon have them in place. We are anxious for it to get here. Miss Cora I. Taylor, stenographer for the Imperial wheel works, of Jackson, spent her birthday here last Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I). B. Taylor. There are some indications of an early spring. All are wishing it may be so. More fuel and feed have already been consumed than for many winters before this. Quite a number of people about here expect to raise chicory the coming summer. J. A. Bachman expects to_ evapórate it and find market in New York or Chicago. Unwarrented reports are being made about the coming wheat and fruit crops. They are no doubt injured by the cold weather but just how much cannot be correctly estimated before April when it will clearly appear what plants and buds have survived. M. J. Noyes was out on Wednesday surveying the lands around four mile lake for the coming cement factory and for a track to the same. It will be a great thing for Chelsea. It will probably stay and make a living of it even if the stove factory moves away. The market continúes dull and some lower. Wheat brings 68 cents, rye 56 cents, oats 30 cents, beans $1, clover seed $3.25, dressed hogs $4.50, eggs 10 cents, butter 13 cents, onions 45 cents, potatoes 50 cents. Receipts not large on account of bad roads. The election last Monday passed off quietly and resulted in the election of the entire citizens' ticket except clerk and treasurer who were of the working mens ticket. The new officers are: president, Geo. P. Staffan; [clerk, Henry Heselswerdt; treasurer, John B. Cole; assessor, M. J. Noyes; trustees, Henry Twamley, H. H. Avery and Jas. A. Bachman.