One firm in Clinton has purchased 12,000 bushels of wheat for fi per bushel. James Blackwood, of South Lyon, raised 2,000 bushels of oats on 40 acres this year. Mrs. John Jackson died in Manchester, August 23, of cáncer, aged thirty-six years. About 5,000 bushels of cucumbers have already been pickled this year at Grass Lake. Miss Fannie Kief, of Ypsilanti, has accepted a $500 position in the Grand Rapids schools. The Salem base ball nine defeated the South Lyon nine last week Wednesday by 16 to 1. The little daughter of William Bahnmiller, of Sylvan, died of brain fever, August 19, aged one year. The Grass Lake News says, "the Stockbridge boom has gone into seclusion to allow its whiskers to grow. ' ' ' It took just eighty minutes for Crosby & Elmer to thresh 203 bushels of wheat for W. Munson in Bridgewater. A road or two in this county could , be pointed out where thistles are allowed to grow by the roadside in violation of the law. The jury of Ypsilanti citizens to award damages for the proposed extensión of Cross street in that city has fixed the amount at $6,115. Connty Drain Commissioner Ruthroff has staked out a drain on C. W. Sawyer's farm in Lyndon to the south side of Clark's lake. The Chelsea Herald has justcommenced its twenty-first year. It is oíd enough to vote now but we notice it has not yet declared its intentions. A. A: Wood and N. A. Wood, of Saline, have sheep at the Detroit expositiou, while Eugene Helber, of the same place, has some particularly fine horses. The South Lyon Picket is authority for the amazing statement that Washtenaw county pays out from $60 to #80 a week for "sparrow scalps." We didn't know the county was in the scalping business before. Max Irwin, who has been werking for a mining company in the upper peninsula for some time,, returned home a few days ago. He expects to attend the high school at Ann Arbor while his brother, Fred, will attend the university. We are also informed that George Servis expects to go to the university. - Sharon correspondence Enterprise. Whenever we see a snake it makes us "crawl" all over, and whenever we teil a snake-story it usually makes the other fellow crawl. So, all you snakiest liars just get in your holes. Charlie Colgrove, of Ann Arbor, and the editor of the Sun one day last week killed nine (9) sogers (spell it yourself) in less than nine minutes, and we'll furnish the the - Stockbridge Sun. Mr. T. Walker has been "suffering f rom a se veré attack of blood poisoning for the last two or three weeks. His case was considered a ' very dangerous one, but was successfully managed by Dr. Walker, assisted by Dr. McLachlin, of Ann Arbor. Although he is much better at this writing, it will probably be months before he will regain the use of his hand and arm - South Lyon Excelsior. News of a slight mistake that caused no small amount of trouble and some sport has reached us. It seems that two gentlemen are running a store in a near-by village, and something Tike six weeks ago, as a matter of convenience, one of them made a change in the arrangement of the cellar, locating a barrel of syrup in the.place formerly occupied by a barrel of machine oil, and at the same time negíecting to inform his partner of the change of base; as a consequence a large quantity of syrup was sold for oil and used by the farmers on their mowing machines, reapers, wagons, etc. It worked satisfactorily on wagons, but gearing with high motion failed to keep "cool. " This new kind of oil was used for nearly a month, when some one was tempted to taste it, and it was found to be especially adapted to pancakes. - Northville Record.