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Pittsfield

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Day
24
Month
August
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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Bees are not kept to any great extent in Pittsfield. The ladies aid society of Pittsfield met a ftw day ago at the residence of Robert Harrison. Threshers are now doing well in their line of business. Whet turns out better than was expected. Misses Minnie and Sarah Mosher, of Ypsilanti, were the guests of Mrs. Edward Smith during last week. Station agent, D. S. Segner, sold 41 tickets to excursionists to Whitmore Lake last Saturday. There has been for some time back two or three weeks a new section boss on the T. & A. A. road at the junction. Mrs. Seeley died Sunday, the io.th, of cancer. She wa well known in this township, he maiden name being Betsey Rundell Not much buckwheat is raised in this vicinity as it is not regarded as a paying erop. When the county was new, it was much more extensively raised. In spite of the low price of wheat farmers seem bent on putting in the usual amount. The average I think will be tully up to the average this season. Work will commence before long on the onion erop on the big marsh It will take some pulling to take al the tearful bulbs out of the earth as there are about 200 acres to pull. A good many woodchucks have lost their lives, in this vicinity thi season. The 20 cent. per scalp bounty having something to do with tha matter. The chucks are still at the front however. A young man named Slazton hac a bad fall while engaged in threshing at Mr. Rowe's, two and a hal: miles west of Ypsilanti. In coming down from the loft of the barn al noon, he shpped and feil to the brn floor, striking his head against the iron hub of the separator seriously injuring him. JtJut Iittle threshing comparatively has been done so far this season. The oat erop being late has delayed farmers, and stravv is also better when threshed late, the straw stacks escaping the early rains, and I may as well remark that straw will be scarce and high during the coming

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