Edward, Pelton, of Grass Lake, was liere on business. Monday. F. E. Ives, of Unadilla. was aruoHg relatives liere on Weduesday. The Sunday schools of this township had a picnic at Cavanaugh lake OB Thursday. The blacksmiths now spend most of i their time setting tires and repairing ! wrecked machinery. W. E. Depew, of Alpena, left for ; liooie on Monday after a week's visit witli relatives liere. 1). W. Barry, drain commissioner, was liere, Monday, on business nected with Mili lake drain. The brick are now being iaid tor the i new Conirregational church. It. will be rapidly pusbed to completion. The town liall has been renovated, redecorated and nev scenery and bet-; ler ventilaliou providèd, all of which w ere much needed. J. L. Gilbert, Wm. Judsou, A. F. j Freeinan and others were in Grand llapids last Tuesday, attending the i republican state convention. There is a fair quantity of applea in the country, but they will be small and of poor quality on account of dry weather and the ravages of wormsand insects. Tlireshing is being rapidly done, and grain turus out, usually, well to the acre, but oats is light, and barley not nearly up to last 3'ear in quality. Rye i is good both in quality and quautity. The huckleberry erop was large this ! year and for several weeks trom seventy to one hundred bushels have been shipped t'rom here daily, and still continúes. They pay six cents per quart at the swamps. ft is dry and very warm, and crops sufïering on that account. Pastures are getting short and young cloverand tiinothy mostly killed. Beans and j souie [lieces of corn seem to be coming ! on lairly well and prouuise full better thaii last year at this time. J. C. Taylor and Frank Judson shipped several carloads of wool last week at small profits, while others are holding for an ad vanee. There seems no hope except that congress will continue to disagree and the present tariff aiay remain. Prices are about the same. Some grain is now ofïered here and wheat brings 47 ets. rye 38 ets, barley not opened yet. Oats are unsettled between new and old and all that are ofïered are taken by consutners here at 35 to 40 ets. The new wheat comes in some of it, very poor, being shrunken on account of rust in many cases. Elisha Congdon died of a complication of diseases at his residence. four miles south of here, last week Thursday. He was seventy-two years old, and had lived in this township longer than any other man in it except Hiram Pierce. He served in the army nearly all through the rebellion, and had the confldence and respect of a large cirele j of friends, who turned out in large numbers last Sunday afternoon to pay their last tribute "of respect to his ! memory at the funeral. He leaves a wife and six daughters to miss him j from among them.