Dar Boya vistied his bro'.ber, Merritt and family E:is week. E. G. Hoag, of Detroit, spent several days bere tliis week. Andrew Hfiwes, of Jnckson, was here ou business the fore part of tiiis week.g Austin Yoeuru, of Manchester, was among i'rieuds here the first of the week. Eight fine, uew rpsidences are being built in tbis village besides several being improved. Frank C. Taylor, of Jackson, attended the funeral of his graudmother here last week Thursday. Prof. C. E. Greene, of the Universitv, was here this week establishing grades for streets and sidewalks. It is 14 years this suminer since we had an oe: abuadance of rain in this vioinity in July as we have this year. The prospect for corn, potatoes and all roots was never so good at this date before. They will probably be almost unsaleable. A car load of poultry has been bought to be delivered here next week at 6 cents per pound. They will not hold at that price. The Misses Mattie and Myrtle Warren, of Ypsilauti, who have been visiting relatives and frieuds bere the past week, letnrncd home ou Wednesday. Onions are growing to an enormons size and wi)l e ripe in August. It is feared tbe weather will be too warm to secure theui in as good condition as last year. About 75 busbels of huckleberries are beiug sbipped from here daily, for which 3}4 cents per quart is being paid. The quality and quantity are far above former years. The Congregational and Baptist churches of tbis village are each casting about for a new pastor. It is to be regretted that they must part w.i'th the excellent ones they have bad. School meeting for this district was beid Monday night last week at the town hall, and H. S. Holmes, R. S. Armstrong and William Bacon were elected trustees . These are all autiGi-lazier men. An unusual amonnt of plowing is being done for vheat. Any kind of ground can be pkrsved now without complaint of hardness or wearing out many points. It is many years siuoe that was so here. The oldest inhabitants cannot remember a year wben apples promised suoh an abundaut yield of excellent fruit as now. They wlil probably be soarcely worth bringing to market. Early apples are not saleable. The maisbes along the liue of Mili Lake draiu have been saved f rom great daruage to the hay erop by the late heavy raius by the ditch constructed a year ago this sumnier. It has greatly improved the quality and in many cases the quantity of the hay erop along its line. The Company's Elevator is not yet open, but is . expected to be in a few days. Farmers will be compelled to sell some wheat regardless of price. Old wheat brings 56 cents and new 54 cents, rye 27 cents, oats 17 cents,, potatoes 20 cents, butter 9 cents, eggs 9 cents. Mrs. Wm, Keiiuenscnueiapr aieu xuesñaj niorniDg of last week as the result of au operatiou to remove a oaiicer. She was about 40 years old and was univorsally respected and beloved. Tbe hnshand and two boys have the sympathy of tbe entire conimunity in tbeir great bereavement. Mrs. Sarah E. Congdou died at the residence of her son-in-law, D. B. Tay]or, Tuesday morning last week aud was buried f rom there ou Thursday. She was in the 82d year of her age and was a pioneer in Washteuaw county. She leaves a large cirole of mourniug relatives and friends. A renioustrance against the proposed water works contract for this village was presented to the board this week signed by 92 citizens and taxpayers. It is not to be understood that they are opposed to water works, but only that they believe the proposed contract illegal, urqust, injudicioos aud nnwarrauted at this time. Grain threshing goes on rapidly now in all directions. Wheat turns out well to the straw but poor to the acre. The average will not exceed ten bushels to the acre. The quality is not as good as last year. Bye turns out poorly to the straw and acre both. The quality is far below last year's aud the average below ten bushels to the acre. Oats and barley are expected to be unusually good. All stacks are badly darnaged by the late copious rains.