The typhoid fever patients, at Sylvan, are recovering. J. A. Palmer is improving his house with paint and repairs. Timothy Wallace, of Ann Arbor, was here, Tuesday, on business. C. E. Letts filled his silo with ensilage this week, for next winter's use. Early potatoes were a good erop but late ones are not over a half a erop. Ex-Sheriff Chas. Dwyer, of Ann Arbor, was here on business, Wednesday. Quite a number from here attended Labor Day in Jackson on Monday. Miss Gracie Billings, of Toledo, has been among relatives liere the past week. James Cunningham has moved into the Thomas property on South Main street. Eddie A. Lowe left here for Chicago last Sunday night, on his way to Los Angeles, California. Harrison Suthruff, county drain commissioner, was here last Monday about Clark's Lake drain. The swamps and marshes are burning in several places near here and wiil burn until rain comes. The schools opened on Monday with large attendance, and the prospect good for a successful year. The conference year closes one week from next Sunday at the M. E. church with quarterly meeting. The corn erop is cut short by the drouth and is being cut up to save the fodder before the frost ruins it. Tfoe bean erop has been secured in good shape and the qualiiy will be good, but the yield small per acre. The Evening News excursión passed here Tuesday noon, with sixteen well filled coaches. Sonie fifteen from here joined it. The farmers are now ready to sow wheat but cannpt safely sow until they get rain. If rain falls, mach will be sown week after next. The man who succeeds in collecting now must rave a never to be put off demeanor, a brace of revolvers, a bowie knife and a cowhide, with the cheek and assurance of a hotel clerk. Oliver A. Campbell, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been among relatives here the past week. He has recently received $2,000 of the Ancient Order of United Workmen on the life policy on his father's life. Chicken thieves have plied their vocation about here vigorously the past week. Several have lost all they had and others a largc part. It is high time they were caught. A detective should be pat on their track. Miss Bridget Greening died at the residence of her mother in Lyndon, on Sunday night, after a short 1 ness of cáncer of the bovvels. She was about forty years oíd, a general favorite wherever known. Her mother will sadly miss her and so will the church and community. The grain market continúes dull and receipts light. Wheat has advanced some this week and brings 56c; rye, 38c; oats, 25c. Barley and beans still nominal and no figures quoted for new stock. Potatoes, 30c; apples, 50c; pears, 50c to 75c; tomatoes, 75c; eggs, 12c; butter, 18c; chickens, 7c; hay $S to $io per ton.