(Ueceived too late for lant week.) Packing wíntei uppie will begii next week. C. Haehnle, of Jackson, was here Tuesday, on business. Mis. Clare Durand, ot Ann Albor is attending the fair here. Several cases of dyptheria are re ported around Stockbridge. Business, has been lively here this week and wili be all the fall. Darwin Downer is dangerously ill and probably cannot live many clays. There was no school here after Tuesday, this week, on account of the fair. A. Conkright and wife, of South Lyon, are spending the week here with friends. Mrs. Dan Watts, of Dansville, is spending a few days with relatives here this week. The farther advance of almost all farm produce makes the farmers happy and much improves trade. Chas. M. t ellovvs, candiclate for congress on the prohibition ticket, ís billed for a speech here on the evening of the jth of Oct. Rusco & Swift's Únele Tom's Cabin Company playee! to a good audience at the town hall, Tuesday night, and gave good satisfaction. The farmers are nearly through seeding and the wheat is growing nicely. The usual acreage of wheat has been sown and a large amount oí rye besides. The body of Deforest Buchanan was buried in Oak Grove cemetery I Monday, September 24. Hediedin Detroit last week ot scarlet fever. His wife and two children now have the same disease, two miles south of here, but areexpected to recover. The third annual fair at Chelsea opened Wednesday. The atendance was small, it the first day and rainy besides. The quantity of exhibitions in all the departments is somewhat smaller than last year except in some of the vegetables, but the quality of every thing is first class. About the usual amount of trotters were entered for the races and there were good speed trials the last two days. The interest in the fair is not as great as it should be generally. There is a general belief that three fairs in this county are too many to be made a success. The Rev. D. A. Graham spoke to the people Wednesday for the prohibitionists and Senator Jones, of Florida, and Willard Stearns on Thursday for the democrats and Governor Luce and others Friday for the republicans. The display of machinery is very short but upon the wholc the fair was a success in spite of the weather of the last two days.