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Farmers are washing tiicir sheeji and will soon have tiieni shorn. Poultry will bc raised to a considerable extent in this township the present season. John Bohaet, son of Adam Bonnet, is at present engaged in the book selling business for a Chicago lirm at a point out in Montana. The cut worm is on hand and finds corn and other things that he likes all ready for him. The crow is also here and seems to like the country. Attendance at the Pittsfield Union Sabbath School in the Roberts district, last Sunday, was 103. The Sabbath School held in the Sutherland district is also well attended. The sparrow nuisance has abated somewhat in Pittsfield, but there are too many of them yet. They drove away the barn swallows, which are a more useful bird than the sparrow. Farmers are busily engaged in hauling gravel on the roads, which is one of the best ways taken to improve country roads; some of the other ways being a damage instead of being beneficial. Items are not overly abundant but work is, and is perhaps at times of as much value to the country as news, especially that kind of work which causes the blades of grass to grow in place of none.