Wm. G. Canfield is on the sick list. Charles Roberts has been elected director in school district No. 6. Our worthy supervisor, M. F. Case, has gone on a visit to LaCiosse, Wisconsin. Wages paid for good hands at onion work $1.25 per day of ten hours without board. Fall term of school opened in the Sutherland district (No. 5) on MonJay, Sept. 3d, with Miss Spoor, of Ypsilanti, as teacher. David VVilsie and wife started Tuesday on a trip to Petoskey, intcnding to be absent a couple of weeks. They wil] visit a sister of the latter. No wheat sown y et as far as my observation goes. Farmers are anxiously waiting for rain beforesowing, and also looking for a frost as soon or directly after the rains come. Work is novv being prosecuted vigorously on the onion erop on the big marsh. It is thought that onions will bring as high prices as last year, when the rates vvere from 55 to 65 cents per bushel. Good apples will not be plentiful in Pittsfield this fall, too many having been blown from the trees by night winds. Most of the apples will be eider apples. Our eider maker, August Feigel, has already begun operations in that line of business. At the recent Pioneer picnic held in Ann Arbor, Pittsfield was, we find, better represented, at least in numbers, than any other town in the county. Good speeches, good dinner and a good day would certainly fail to furnish occasion for regrets at having "turned out." The school in district No. 3, on the Ann Arbor and Lodi gravel road, opened Monday with a fair attendance, under the management of Miss Emma R. Kempf of Chelsea, the teacher for the ensuing year. Recent repairs on the school house and the addition of a cupola and bell have greatly improved its appearance. At the school meeting Monday evening, Henry Paul, F. E. Mills and Henry De Pue were elected to constitute the school board. Last Friday, Mr. Henry Preston had the misfortune to lose three horses very suddenly between 1 1 and 12 a. m. During a shower, as the team was coming up the lane south of his barn, they were instantly killed by lightning, and the driver, Alonzo Shorter, was knocked down but not hurt to any extent. Mr. Preston's horses were insured in the VVashtenaw Mutual and the loss was appraised at $267. On the same day, at nearly the same time, Mr. Brogan, living a short distance west of Mr. Preston's, lost one horse in the same way. It was killed in the stable, while three horses standing close by in the stable were not hurt.