There was a dance last week at Sturm Wheeler's. Jobn Dunlavey, a brother of Felix Dunlavey, of this town, died last week. His funeral took place at Dexter, Monday. Owing to siekness, Mr. Minoda could not attend the missionary Rociety last Sunday, tut will be here the 22d inst, to which time the meeting was postponed. Dexter. Wm. Warner is convalesce'it. Mrs Wygant is again on the sick list. Mrs. John Hall is under the doctor's care. Marquis Sill and wife are just recov" ering from the diphtheria. Miss Anna Andrews bas returned to Jackson, after a pleasant week'a visit among Dexter friends. 'The "Deestrick Skule" is on the boards for the amusement of Dexter people in the near future, under the auspices of the ladies' society of the Methodist church. stnuy Creelt. Walter Rodgers will move on to the Collins place in the spring. R. Knickerbocker will work ï. Falladay's farm the coming season. Fred Lowry, of London,Can., formerly of this place, visited in this vicinity. The Hon. Thales Buck has gone to Lansing to represent the interests of Augusta democracy. The revival meetings which have been in progress at the Methodist church closed last Sunday evening. E. Van Winkle, of Van Winkle's Harbor, was the guest of bis cousin, G. C. Crane, last Saturday and Sunday. Filma The contingent fund of Lima is all paid out. Lafayette grange will meet it C. M. Bowen's Friday, the 2Oth. George Lendauer has bought the Stockford eighty acres for $4,800. There will be a P. of I. meeting at the town hall next Thursday evening. Commissioner Zahn bas served notices on the parties through whose land the new road is to run. At the lyceum, Saturday evening, W. E. Stocking was elected president; F. Buchanan, vice-president; Miss E. Gwinn, secretary; E. Beach, treasurer. They will discuss the eilver bill on Saturday evening next. niriii Miss Belle Preston is the guest of I. D. Packard. Lester Shay, of Cedar Springs, bas been visiting friends here. A.D. Herrón, editor of the Tri-County Picket, was in the village last Friday. Rev. Bird is conducting a series of successful revival services, at Lapham's corners. Our new dentist, Dr. Osius, is kept busy every Saturday at his office, in the Salem house. Geo. Foreman, who has been studying telegraphy at Holly, returned home latt Saturday. Mr. Walker, a farmer living in Montcalm county, is visiting his fatber, Geo. Walker. Will Nichols, of ïïorthville, and Miss Ritta Collins, of Plymouth, called on F. C. Wheeler laBt Sunday. Miss Carrie Fossett, amanuensis to Attorney General Ellis, spent a couple of days with her father, last week. The Lyman Terrill iamily held a reunión last week. Brothers" and sisters were present from San Francisco, Wash ington, Big Rapids and Ovid. Ed. Chase and John Renwick have purchased from Mrs. Renwick thirty-five acres of timber land, directly south of Salem village ; the consideration being $1,000. CbelMa. Miss Florence Bachman spent Sunday with her parents. Miss Nettie Skinner, of Detroit, spent Sunday with her uncle, W. F. Hatcb. Geo. P. Glazier left, on Thursday, for an extended trip to Arkansas and other western points. Mrs. Dr. Robertsou, of Battle Creek, is spending a few days with her father, H. Durand, wbo is ill. James and Jerome Cushman, of Williamston, were shaking hands with old friends here Saturday. The conundrum social at Chas. Canfield's, Wednesday evening, afforded fun for quite a number. The Chautauqua Circle met with Mrs. W. F. Hatch, Monday evening. A pleasant and profitable time was spent. A "North Star Missionary" concert was given at the Congregational church, lttgt Sabbath evening toaerowded house. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Staffan was held Monday. She was an old resident of Chelsea. Her age was eightyfour. Mr. Hiid Mrs. II. S. Holmes entertained the young folks last Friday evening, and the old folks on Tuesday evening of this week. Miss Ann Breitenbach, formerly of Chelsea, has taken the black veil at the convent of the Good Shepherd, which is located in St. Louis. Eider Coiirad, who bas been assisting a brother minisler in revival meetings north of Obelsea about four miles, reports encouraging results. Prof. Hall deserves the thanks of all parents who have children in the high school. A child needs not only to know something, but to know how to teil what he knows as well. If books can do the former, debatescan do the latter. The high school gave an entertainment last Friday. The debate on the question, "Resolved, that country life is preferable to city life," was well condueted. Some of the boys here will make good debaters if they are careful and will persevere.