Farmers are busy (sotne of them at least) in turning over the soil for a new vvheat erop. Oat harvest which is in progress, have been delayed by the frequent showers which has tallen of late. Several fine showers have fallen lately, which may be said to assure us a good corn erop in this vicinity. Misses Lou and Sue Markham, of Ann Arbor has been visiting during the past week at Mrs. William Geddes's. Puiling and otherwise caring for the onion erop on big marsh near the Junction will soon give employment to a good many hands. Mr. D. Campbell, of Kansas, addressed the Roberts Sabbath school last Sunday as to how they conduct the Sabb ith schools in Kansas. The whistle of the steam thresher is now heard in every direction throughout the land. Wheat is turning out rather better than was expected. There is a good deal of smut in oats this year, which will damage the straw for feed. The country landscape even as early in the season as this, shows signs of approaching Autumn. The wind blowing over the oat stubble reminds us that another summer will soon be a thing of the past, and if I were to add, we too, I might not be altogether in the wrong. A train with 12 coaches full of excursionists passed the Junction Tuesday morning to Detroit and the lakes. This is a new route to Detroic from Ann Arbor by the way of Milan. About thirty persons joined the excursión at Pittsfield Junction ainong whom we noticed Mr. T. J. Smurthwaite and daughter Nettie and Mr. Sperry.