Carpcnters are rushing the new passenger depot. The union ttchool building is beiug thoroughly renovated. Jos. Weaver's barn, four miles southwest of hcre was struck by lightning and dustroyed by fire recently. At a farmers' festival held in Chelsea, August 14, 1880, an organization was effected with the followimj officors : l'resident, Ilon. 8. G. Ives ; eecretary, James McLaren ; treasurer, Samuel Parker ; executive committee, Charles H. Wines, Sylvan ; J. M. Whitaker, Lima ; G. A. Peters, Scio; Charles Coo per, Dexter; and John K. Moore, Lyndon. The union school will opon next Monda'y, Sept. 6th. The principal is Ilov. Mr. Parker, formerly fromQuincy ; preceptress, Miss Foote, a recent gradúate of Albion college. The foriner reoeives $800 aalary, the latter $280, and the tollowing intermedíate teachers receive $230 [eacli : Mrs. Miller, Miss Libbie Dcpew, Miss Dora Harrington and Miss Jennie Iloag. Aocording to the figures reoeived at the depot, there have been shipped from Chelsea this seasoa 44 full cars of wool and three or four parts of car loads ; betide Chelsea buyers bought and shipped two car loads from Manchester and onc from Ann Arbor. Tbc average weight would be 11,000 lbs. to the car load, whioh would show over 509,000 lbs. bought and shipped from Cheleea this season.- Herald. DEXTER. Ashley Keith, of the Dexter Leader, accomiianied by his wife, visited friends in Linsing the past week. Watermelon rinds and cattle are plenty upon the etreets, the latter spending niuch time in devouring the formcr. A. R. Bcal left for Cleveland yesterday, and from thence goes to Medina to attend the funeral of his unele, Clark Rice. Burtron D. Keith left Tuesday for Detroit, with the intention of permanently locating somowhero outside of this village. Miss Mabel Beal, daugliter of A. R. Beal, of this place, commenced attending the high school at Anu Arbor, last Monday morning. Ilov. L. P. Davis, of the M. E. cuurch, will proach bi.s fareweli sermón next Sabbath, and will leave next Monday to attend the annual conference, to be hold this year at Bay City. A now bridge at the elevator of the Central depot in Dexter is a grand improvemciit. Teams now drive up and dump their loads, thoreby doing away with the old and slow procos of' elcvating. The bridge is quito an extensiva concern. Rev. W. II. Shier, presiding eider, preached in the Dexter M. E. churcli last Sabbath. He announced tliat the severa! fine improvetuents made during the year had all boen paid for; aluo tho rent of parsonage. The society was in good ünancial condition, the only drawback being a shorUge on pastor's salary. One of Dexter's prominent citizens has his house plump in tbe centor of the street, and utilizo8 the part not occupii'd by his house for a garden, theroby obtaiuing rent pretty cheap. But Uien, perhaps tbcy don 't bave much use for street - baok streets. We do not wich to oonvey the iniprossion that Dexter is going to soed, not by any nioans. For a place of its size, it presents as livoly an aiipearanoe in a business point of view, as any in the county.