The ïadies of St. Joseph's païisli, of Dexter. gave their yearly banquet in houor of St. Patrick at the opera house Thursday eveniug. It was a most elabórate aff air, edipsing their f araous eff orí s ioijg this line in former years. lev. Fr. Rayu conceived the happy ïonght of haviug the eutire literary jrograiu given by former Dexter boys 3ow abroad. Rev. Fr. J. Wall, of 'aw Paw, fiev. Fr. Joseph Connorsf Mt. Olemens, and Hou. Jas. Mc, Ñamara, of Bay City, all gave elouent and stirring addresses, full of atriotic sentiment and love for this heir native country, anc1. reverence or their loved and honored Irelaud. About 600 people were present and ujoyed the banquet and rare literary reat. The sougs by Rev. Fr. Goldick, of Northfield, and James E. Harkins, of Ann Arbor, were ble and the elocutiouary work of Miss íose Mnrray was clever indeed. Bnt he festivities were saddened by the !act that Mrs. John McOabe was taken nddenly ili and died before she could ie removed to the house of a friend. Her sndden death has cast a gloom over our eutire town. Deceased was n old settler in these parts, having ived on a farm three miles uorth of iere for many years. She was highly espected by every one who knew her.