General health of the communitv good at present. Dora McColIum.is spending a month with friends in Detroit. Tramps have not been numerous, as far as my observation goes, this year. Mary Crane and sister, Miss Ida, are visiting friends in Shelby, Oceana county. Mr. George Perry, of Canada, has been visiting friends in this vicinity during the past week. The close of summer and the opening of autumn brings us some of the finest weather of the year. Mrs. Henry De Pue and daughter, Winnie, are spending a few days in Adrián with a sister, Mrs. G. Osgood. Mrs. V. Dowd and children, of Parma, Mich., returned home last week from a two weeks' visit at Mrs. F. E. Mills'. The Pittsfield Union Sunday schools hold their annual picnic today (29th). It is expccted thatthere will be a large attendance. My estímate of the onion erop in this township would place it at no lower figure than 50,000 bushels, quite a number of car-loads. Next week will see some of the good people of Pittsfield cutting corn. Also seeding will be inaugurated for another wheat erop. All kinds of shack (as the farmers cali it) - that is, acorns and nuts, such as hazel, hickory, butternuts and black walnuts - will be plentiful this tall. Mrs. Geo. Hadzsits and family, who have been spending the summer with her father, David De Pue, returned to their home in Detroit Wednesday. Jas. Shooter, who has been working on the northern extensión of the T., A. A. & Northern R. R., returned to his home in this vicinity a few days since. The coming month wil] prohably see all or nearly all the grain in Pittsfield threshed. The steam threshers are doing a land office business at present. Mr. Baumgartner began work on his onion erop Monday, but work will not be under full headway before early in September. There are 200 acres in all to pull and otherwise dispose of. Celery is raised on the big marsh as well as onions; also potatoes, parsnips, corn and various other kinds of garden stuff. From being thought almost worthless, the marsh is fast becoming the garden of Pittsfield. B. T. Burnett and wife, who have been spendinjj some time with Stephen Mills and other friend. returned to their home in southern Illinois Wednesday. Mis. Burnett slipped from a platform and sustained serious injuries just before starting.