,Some oats have already been sown. The average temperature Monday was 57 degrees. Austin Smith contemplates leaving Pittsfield at an early date. About 12 y2 per cent. of the colonies of bees in Pittsfield died during the past winter. The feathered orchestra in the country, give their matin and vesper concerts now with very good effect. Grass and grain are doing very well. At present there is every prospect of a good erop of both in this township. Farmers may be said to be fairly active at present. If city people had to do the same work they would think the activity rather painful. Now that the county is saved once more, it is to be hoped that the street corner politicians will make themselves useful in other directions. The spring term of school in district No. 3, taught by Anna Chalmers, began Monday. Miss Stone, of Ypsilanti, teaches in the Sutherland district No. 5, Miss Schlee, of Geddes in the Roberts' district, No. 6.