Sheep shearing is going on in al directions now. Luther James spent several days here this week. Trade of all kinds is alarmingly dull here just now. The late raim have done great good to growing crops. The cottages at the lake are beginning to be occupied. Impotred strawberries are in narket here at i5cts a box. The cut worm is doing great damage to onions, corn and cabbage. The pay car passed here Wednesday and left quite a lot of money. Several from here will start for the Chicago convention next Saturday. Rev. Dr. Holmes officiated at the Congregational church in Dexter last Sunday. Several Boston men have been this week looking after wool consignments. George Savage had a very valuable mare nearly ruined with a barbed wire fence last week. A. J. Congdon moved to Grass Lake Wednesday to íake employment on the farm of Mr. Dwelle. The school closes here next week, when the average urchin will have a big time fishing, playing ball etc. Clare Durand and wife of A.nn Arbor spent last Sunday here and Mis. Durand is spending the week here. Four Italians rendcred some very fair music on the streets here Wednesday with two violins, a flute and a harp. Mrs. Clarence Gage, living in the south part of this town, was buried last Sunday. She died suddenly of inflammation of the bowels and leaves a husband and four small children to mourn her loss.