Two of the vacant stores in town will be occupied next week. The cellar is being dug preparatory to extending the Christ Kline building back as far as those on each side of it. Preparations are being made to build an unusual number of houses and barns in an about this village next summer. Robins, bluebirds, and sparrows have appeared in considerable numbers, and thereare many indications of an early spring. The regular annual donation for the Rev. J. H. Mclntosh will be held at the town hall on Wednesday night of next week. A gentleman from Detroit has been looking over the mili here this week with a view of buying it, and running it as a merchant mili. Michael Kalmbach, of Francisco, bought the John Young farm, three west of here, last Saturday, for $3,200, and his son will soon move on to it. The first Demorest medal contest will be held at the town hall Friday night. The programme will consist of good music and declamations by the contestants. Messrs. Clark and Rouse sung some good pieces to a good audience at the Congregational church, Monday night, but have not yet got names enough to organize a singing class. The market has been irregular the past week, wheat advancing within two cents of a dollar for spot wheat, and then dropping about two cents, which is the fourth time it has done the same thing since this erop began to move. Arrivals have been free. Red wheat now stands at 97 cents, and white at 96 cents; oats, 45 to 47 cents; barley, $1.35; one lot of beans sold at $1.65; good butter, 20 cents; eggs, 15 cents. Corn has advanced, and now costs 60 cents delivered here. There was considerable excitement, Monday,over the village election. A ticket called the people's ticket, was nominated, after which another ticket was nominated endorsing all the first ticket except one trustee, treasurer, and constable, which special effort was made to defeat. The people's ticket was all elected except one trustee and treasurer. The officers are as follows : President, Wm. Bacon; clerk, Albert Winans; treasurer, Fred Roedell; constable, Edward Moore; trustees, Frank Staffan, A. A. Conkright and Charles Whitaker.