Spring term of school begins next week. The going is goodagain, and business lively in all lines. "Chip of the Old Block" isbilled for here Thursday night. Farm machinery is beginning to arrive for the spring trade. Hiram Pierce is building a fine new horse barn on his farm. Kempf Bros. shipped several car Ioads of wool east this week. Mrs. Murray left Monday night for her former home at Nashville. The village registration board will sit next Saturday at the town hall. J. H. Osborne and family left for their home in Illinois last Monday. R. S. Armstrong has bought Jacob Hummel's interest in the drug store. Charles Conklin and Howard Conklin have moved back here from Hersey. David Duncan, of Duluth, shook hands with old friends at this place last Friday. Frank Scott, of Wright county, Iowa, spent the past week among relatives here. George Taylor is going to build a large horse barn on his place south of town this spring. The village election will be next Monday. There will be two tickets, neither one political. Jacob Hummel and Charles Whitaker are preparing to open a hardware store in the Christ Kline store, on the east side of Main street. E. G. Hoag has rented the lower part of the Staffan building, next to the Chelsea house, and the hotel office will be moved into it, which will give a much needed increase of room for the hotel. The markets have been quite steady the past week and arrivals free. Wheat has gained some and now stands at 95 cents for the best. Barley and oats show signs of improvement, one lot of barley bringing $1.37, and oats 45 cents. Beans are dull and a little lower. One lot of beans brought $1.65, while $1.70 would be about the top for unpicked.