Willis; Mieh., July 2S.-Miss May í'ulliiigíon, of Detroit, spent last Sunclay witb lier pai-ents. Michaol Dawson bas two grandsons fruin Detroit visiting with hini. John Ryan died July 25, of consumption, aged about 42 years. He leaves a wife aud six srnall children, besides many friends in this vicinity, to mourn his loss. Up to the time of the cornnicncement of bis sickness about three years ago, Mr. Ryan had been a hard working, iudustrious man. He is the first to die out of a family of seven brothers, the others being Jerry D., of Ann Arbor, Anthony, of Northfield, Martin, living in the western part of the state, Frank, of Texas, and Thomas and Edward, of Ypsilanti. Mr. Ryan carried an insurance of $1,000 in the Maccabees, which will be a great help to his family. The farmers in this vicinity are looking and feeling mighty blue on account of so much rain. Mr. and Mrs. Thamos O'Brien ed for Jackson last Saturday evening on a visit to Mrs. O'Brien's brothers. The Lady Maceares of Willis Hiv initiated our new station agenfs wife into the mysteries of Maccabeeism las Saturday. Mrs. Win. A. Russell had two cous ins from Detroit visiting with her las week. Charles Ilarris, of York township was visiting his sister, Mrs. Martba Alban of this place last Sunday. Elmer Britton is kept quite busy nowadays between showers, taking the girls out riding in his new buggy. There was quite an interesting game of base ball played here last Saturday between a team of young f ellows from Whittaker and a nine from this place whieh resulted in favor of Whittaker 0 to 3. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mead, of Tren ton, were visiting relatives and friends in this place last week. The new depot which,the railroad company is ereeting at this place will be a fine building when completed. From all appearanees it looks as if the ladies of St. John's church of Whittaker would have a wet time wel sprinkled with mosquitos at thelr plc nic next Tuesday. Mrs. Charles Ruthruff bas been visiting her mother at Blissfield. We are very glad to hear that Mrs Ina Champion, who is at the Phelp Sanatorium at Battle Creek is getting along nvi'e. Miss Irene Maligna, who lias been at work at Henry Champion's for quit a long time, made a three days' visi with her parents last week. Mrs. Eüzabcth Ballard, who ha been sick for a long time, was callin:, on her brother, Fred Roberts, last Fri day.