The farmers in this vicinity are all busy sowing oats. Mr. William W. Douglas, the clothing merchant of Ann Arbor, mnde us a cali Wednesday the iSth. The old school house is being pulled down. It was built in 1837, and it was just forty years ago, April 16, since we first started to go to school in it. Well do we remember those happy, joyous school days. As we look back it seems but yesterday since we were playing on the old school house grounds. What a change time does make. In 1S37, Dixboro was a flourishing village with every prospect of becoming a city, but thetide ofemigration swept farther west and the railroad left it in the back ground. The busy whiz of the large grist milis and the sound of the cooper and wagon maker, the genial face of the dry goods and grocery merchants are all things of the past and to-day all we have left of the once pretty village is a small hamlet and 3 prospeiing farming community.