Miss Cora Bowen, alten Img the NoroiHl schoo!, was here last week to attend the fair. James Cook is making improvements to liis house, next to the Baptist church. Miss Cora Taylor, who was here to attend our fair last week, returned to lier work at Cleary college on Monday morning. Miss Helen Thomas left here last week with her household gooda, and is now settled in her new home, at AVest 1'ullman, 111. Tlie board of supervisors have ordered the tax for Clark's lake drain to be .spread and collected this coming December. The brickwork is nearing completion on the Steinbach block. The markets are dull and prices niostly vet incline downward. Wheat bi'ings 45 cents for red and 48 for white; r ye, 1 47 cents; oats, :0 cents; barley, iiöceuis; beans,$1.10, and likely to go still lower; potatoes, 50 cents: otiions, 3-j cents; apples, $1.60 per barrel; eggs, 14 cents; butttr, 1S cents. Trade moderate. Horace Baldwin has rented nis farm to his sou and will move to town. C. D. Allyn feil irom an apple tree last week and injured his back very serioualy. Several persons had their pockets picked on the fair grounds last week. The farmers are busy now taking care of corn, potatoes, turnips, carrots, onioiis, squashes and cabbages, before snow and eold weather come. A. J.Sawyer and H. M. Wood, of Aun Arbor, were among friends here on Tuesday. J. C. Taylor has built a new bridge to his elevator west of the stock yards, and is ready for business tliere again. C. J. Chandler & Co. are preparing to build a slaughter house west of their warehouse. The Congrepational society bas emliujed Kev. ai. Walker to olticiate toi them the cuining year. The pay car called here with its favors last Monday. The company's office at the freight depot was eularged and improved last week. There were eight ñne, new residences built in this village the last summer, besides several built over and eniarged. It is difficult to ttnd a vacant house in town to reut. A considerable amount of merchantable shipping apples are being brought here now. Will Whittaker has rented his farm i ii Lima and moved to Ami Arbor to study medicine. Jas. CTDonnell spoke at the town hall on Tuesday night, to a moderate audience, on the tarilï as talked by republicans before every election. He vyas badly rattled on the silver question. There was very little enthusiHsm, especially when Col. Deland told the people they should vote for the republican national banker for congress, instead of the democratie caudidate, because he had been in all the parties. Col. Deland is the last man who should throw stones at anybody for that reason. The Chelsea fair, last week, was a very great success. The show was the best for years and said to be equal in most respeets to the state fair. The atten dance was good, but would have been better if the weather had been more favorable. The large number of gambling devices that were present should hereafter be shut out. S. A. Mapes has machinery here and will open a steam laundry in a few days. The new Congregational church is now enclosed.