Real estáte booming. Weather cold, coal scarce, vvood in demand. The Maccabees, of this place, are growing in numbers. M. B. Webster has been away on a business trip for about two weeks. Jerry O'Brien, of Ann Arbor, made a friendly cali on South Lyon people, Tuesdayjlast. Prosperity Lodge,No. 25, voted unanimously to attend the anniversary exercises at Detroit on the 2Óth. Henry Bowen, of Salem station, has just received his second edition of back pensión and moved to Ann Arbor. Master Clyde M. Webster, formerly with the Picket, has accepted a situation with F. M. Lombard's Swiss bell Ringers and will leave this week. Stringer Bros. have their mili completed and are cutting lumber at a rapid rate. The Grand Trunk are putting in a siding for their accommodation. Our citv dads have reduced the bonds f rom five to three thousand dollars and we will have a bar in both houses but the village will not receive as much money as it did last year. An oíd saying that it does not require a cannon to shoot flies is demonstrated in our village. The citizens meeting to see what to do about building a flouring mili agreed to give two thousand dollars bonus to some one who would build a two hundred barrel mili, but I think these milis in Michigan are a thing of the past. " Give us a sixty barrel mili controlled by one individual and so constructed as to do good work and draw the farmei-s custom and the money would be well investeit.