Vgetation develops very slowly this spring. Alvin Wilscy and A. J. Savvyer of Ann Arbor, were here Wednesday. Corn planting is novv in progress An unusuaily large acreage will be planied. Rev. C. T. Allen, of Pontiac, is to deliver the address here on decoration day. The third quarterly meeting of the year will be observed at the M. E. church next Sunday. The boys will have to organize a fire company now to opérate the new engine vvhen it comes. The piaster has been taken off the top of the audience room of the M. E. church and muslin and paper put on in its place. Rev. Thos. Holmes is to deliver the memorial address at the town hall Sunday afternoon, the 2yth day of this month. It vvill have to be an unusually favorable season if the wheat in this locality pans out more than half of an average erop. There is a family cat in this place which has all the indications of having the measles the same as the children with whom it has played. There is no 'wheat moving now the farmers being too busy to haul it. There is perhaps a tenth of a erop out yet being held for higher prices. Chelsea is finaljy to have a fire engine and other protection against fire. A building is being erected west of the lock-up to house the same. The board has appropriated $600 for these purposes. A patent for building slat and wire fence, with eip'ht wires in place of four, was on sale here this week. That kind of fence has been abandoned as a failure and barbed wire is being largely used. There are objections to barbed wire but it has many valuable points in its favor.