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The Weekly Expositor
J. A. Menziea, EUtor turd Prp
David rreston Die Hudtleuly of Heart
David rreston, the rromlnent banker of
Detroit, died at his home in that city Sun
day morning, April 24, of heart disease.
For a year or two past, he had not been
strong and vigorous, but was not consid
ered to bo in a dangerous condition. Last
year he went abroad for his health, and
returned apparently greatly benefitted.
Since his return he has given his time to
the nmnageuient of his vast business In
terests, and to the charitable, benevolent
and political reforms for which he was
known, lie was at his office as usual only
the day before the summons came, and re
turned at tea time feeling as well as usual.
David Preston was born in Harmony,
Chautauqua county, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1820.
lie received a lileral education in the pub
lic schools, taught four years In the coun
ty of his birth, and caine to Detroit in the
fall of 1S4S. lie was married May 5,
1852, to Jane 13. Hawk of Conneaut, Ohio.
Seven children and his widow survive.
Of the children one daughter and two sons
Mr. Preston first engaged In the bank
ing business in Detroit in 1848, as a clerk
for (1. F. Lewis, a private banker. In
1832 he started In business for himself un
der the firm name of David Preston A Co..
and continued as a private banker until
July 25, 18ti5. In the meantime he estab
lished the firm of Preston, Kean A Co.,
In Chicago, and both firms were very suc
cessful in the conduct of their business.
On account of Mr. Preston's failing
health the business In Chicago was finally
organized Into the Metropolitan national
bank, in which Mr. Preston retained a
large interest and remained a director to
the time of his death. In 1885 the Detroit
business was incorporated under the gen
eral bankirg law of Michigan, and the in
corporated bank was named the Preston
bank of Detroit, of which Mr. Preston was
president, V. W. Hayes vice-president,
and W. A. L'crcy cashier.
Mr. Preston was the son of the Ilev. Da
vid Preston, a Methodist minister, and
came to Detroit a poor boy, but by his own
efforts accumulated a fortune, and, al
though during his lifetime having devoted
to charitable purposes more than 100,000,
he died In the possession of an ample com
petency. Mr. Preston's life was insured
In several companies, the aggregate sum
footing up to about 550,000.
Mr. Presti n was almost lavish In his
gifts to religious, charitable and education
al causes, having distributed In his way
more than S100,000 within ten years past.
He was from his youth a devout and
consistsnt member of the M. E. church.
In Detroit lie was first a member of the
First M. K. church and, upon the union of
that society with the Conress street M. E.
church as the Central M. E. church, was
one of the committee which had charge of
the building of the beautiful church of
that society at the corner of Woixlward
avenue and Adams avenue east, and a
very liberal giver tothe building fund.
lio purchased the lot upon which the
Simpson M. E. church was built and large
ly aided in the organization and securing
the success of that church, as also of the
Cass avenue M. E. church.
In 1S7:$ he raised SC.0,000 In aid of the
endowment fund of Albion college giving
a large sum himself and securing the re
mainder by a personal canvass among the
Methodists of the state. He had but just
returned from the journey when the finan
cial storm of 1873 struck his bank.
During the war Mr. Preston was an ac
tive worker In the Union cause and a
member and officer of the Michigan branch
of the United States Christian commission.
The only public office he ever held was
that of mcmlMT of the board of aldermen
from the fifth ward in 1872 and 18715.
He was a strong republican until pro
hibition took a political turn, when he fol
lowed his convictions into the new party
and from it accepted the only nomination
for other than local office which he ever
He had no political ambition and these
nominations were accepted without any
hope of election and with no other de
sire than to strengthen the party which
he believed would ultimately fulfill the
purpose of its founders.
In Favor of Jmtutrial Freedom.
William W. Carter is one of a number
of Maine ship builders who came to De
troit during a strike in the Detroit ship
yards, to take the place of the strikers.
The men from Maine were met by a dele
gation from the Detroit assembly of K. of
L.. and It was agreed that the former were
to receive $?" each and leave Wayne coun
ty. The money was paid over but the
men did not go home to Maine; on the con
trary they went to Gibralter In Wayne
county and helped build a vessel there.
Suit was brought In the Wayne circuit
against Carter to recover the 35, and to
make a test case. In his charge to the jury
tho judge cited the statute which provides
that "if any person shall by threats, Intim
dation or otherwise, and without authority
of law. interfere with or attempt to Inter
fere with, or In any way molest or
disturb any mechanic or lalwrer
in the quiet and peaceful pursuit
of his lawful associations, such
person (diall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor." The question In
this ca..e." continued the court, "Is wheth
er or not the contract made by the assem
bly with charter Is a violation of the
statute. 1 charge you that If you believe
the evidence in this case, then It was an
unlawful attempt on the part of the plain
tiff to prevent their men from carrying out
their contracts with the dry dock company,
and whs therefore In violation of the
statute. The defense of illegality Is a
pe iul'ar one. The objection Is rather
innde by the public, speaking through tho
court, than by the defendant as a party to
tin' coiit met. It Is therefore not a question
of a moral duty on the part of defendant
whether he went to Maine or not. The
la'.v condemns all proceedings regarding
Illegal contracts, not from any considera
tions of the moral obligations and rights of
parties, but upon grounds of public policy.
The jury conferred but a short time, and
found n verdict for defendant.
The Wheat Product of Michigan.
The following table compiled from of
ficial Koure.es In the secretary of state's of.
fc:', shows the total acreage and yield of
wheat in Michigan In the years desig
nated: Year. Acreage. Bushels. Average.
183 1,55)1, 830 23,878,383 14.8
18S4 1,495,778 23,999,717 16.7
1855 1,493,925 29,830,294 19.9
18SC 1,600,830 25,891,429 16.18
Seen men were killed by an explosion
of dynamite at Murphy A Son's camp on
Nett river, in Daraga county, the other
day. The men were blasting Ice In the
river, when dynamite stored near the
shanty exploded, killing the seven men
nearest and severely Injuring several
Gathered From Our Exchanges
Another gas well is being sunk at Port
A building association baa been organ
ized lu Leslie.
Wexford county has decided to build it.
: I! lu Cadillac.
An eilort Is being made to enforce the
"Line laws,' In Ann Arbor.
Several case3 of opium smuggling have
occurred In Port Huron recently.
The Michigan state firemen's association
holds Its annual meeting at Grand I'apids,
Another big gas well has been struck In
Plans have been adopted for a $00,000
Y. M. C. A. building In Kalamazoo.
Sarah McLean of Jackson has been held
for trial on a chargo of attempted poison
ing. Samuel Gordon of Mugkegon was fatally
Injured by tho breaking of a rollway the
Michigan's cut of white plno shows a de
crease as compared with last year's cut of
A Canada Sault storekeeper was fined
$5 and costs for selling five cents worth of
candy on Sunday.
The new silk factory at Beldlng Is run
ning. It Is supplied with the best ma
chinery to be had.
It Is expected that the free delivery
fystem will In? In running order In Flint
by the first of July.
Will T. B. Schermerhorn, postmaster
at Hudson and editor of the Gazette of
that village, is dead.
Lawrence, Van Buren county, has ban
ished saloons and made drunkenness on
her streets a $10 crime.
The late Hon. Edward Breitung left no
will. Ills large estate will pass directly
to his wife and only son.
The new woolen mill at Clinton is near
ly completed, and with good luck the mill
will be In operation in May.
The Beldlng manufacturing company
has received orders for refrigerators to be
shipped to Sidney, Australia.
Felix Schadt of Negaunee, aged 29 years,
fell fifty feet into a shaft at the Lillle
mine, and was instantly killed.
An East Saginaw firm has just finished
a Corliss engine, said to be the finest one
ever manufactured in this state.
Prof. II. A. Edwards of Xiles takes the
chair of mechanics lately resigned by Prof.
McLouth in the agricultural college.
Thos. Eckley of Fort pratlot, has gone
to Bristol, England, to accept a large
fortune left him by a wealthy uncle.
The Coldwater saloonkeepers promise to
obey the law to the letter if the common
council will allow It to remain ns It is.
Ilobart Hall, a building erected In Ann
Arbor for Episcopal students at the uni
versity, was dedicated on the 19 th Inst.
Anson Brower, aged 17, whose home Is
two miles from Caledonia, Kent county,
was thrown from a wagon and his neck
The St. Joe valley boating and fishing
club has been organized at Three Rivers to
aid the game warden In the enforcement
of the laws.
The state homcrpathlc medical society
holds its annual meeting in Lansing May
17 ami 18. Gov. Luce will deliver an ad
dress of welcome.
A 5-years-old child of John Lehman.
Maple Grove township, Barry county, fell
backwards from a wagon the other day
and broke its neck.
The Hopes gold mine, which Is produc
ing $4,000 In bullion monthly, is to be
equipped with machinery to Increase the
product 50 per cent.
Smith Sanford, keeper of a low dive in
Grand Uaplds, has been sentenced to six
months in Jail, for nearly starving one of
the Inmates of his den.
Dr. Wier of Oscoda has been held for
trial for causing the death of Mable Clark,
an inmate of his hospital. He was com
mitted to jail without ball.
David D. Erwln of Muskegon has been
appointed receiver of the Newaygo manu
facturing company, the Institution lu
which D. P. Clay Is involved.
Gov. Luco is reported to have said that
he should return to his home in Gilcad,
after the adjournment of the legislature,
as Lansing Is too expensive a place for
An old man named John Blair of Brady
township, Kalamazoo county, w as engaged
In burning brush, when his clothing
caught fire, and he was literally burned to
The state insurance bureau received
and paid Into the state treasury last year
$131,171. and drew therefrom In salaries,
printing, binding and all other expenses,
Tho 14th annual convention of the
Michigan state firemen's association will
be held at Grand Rapids on the 4th day of
May. A very interesting program has
been prepared, and a large attendance Is
Michigan railroads earned In February
$5,107,097, an increase for 1887 of $431,-391-
The total earnings from January 1
to March 1 show an Increase for 1887 of
With the contemplated railroad connec
tions which will probably be soon com
pleted, Muskegon people expect to ride to
Grand I'apids in an hour, to Lansing in
two and a half and to Detroit in five and a
William A. Hearst's saw and flouring
mills at Wahjemega, together with 1,000,
000 feet of lumber, were entirely destroyed
by fire on the 24th Inst. The property,
valued at 840,000, had no insurance and
is a total loss.
The Belknap wagon works are filling a
large order for logging trucks to go to
Missouri, and for logging carts for Arkan
sas. The trucks are six feet between the
wheels, and the wheels of the carts are
eight feet high.
A horse belonging to a Leslie butcher
named John Winchel ran away with him,
throwing him out and breaking a leg near
the ankle. The bone protruded through
the flesh and had to be sawed oU before it
could be replaced.
The Flint A Pere Marquette railroad
has contracted with Saginaw parties to
carry 1,000,000 barrels of salt to Chicago
and Milwaukee via Ludlngton. This is
on account of the increased rate recently
adopted by the Michigan Central.
T. H. McGraw A Co., of Bay City, have
sold their Naubinway plant, Including
mill, docks and 100,000,000 feet of stand
ing pine, to J. T. Hurst of Wyandotte, for
$400,000. The property cost McGraw A
Co. less than $200,000 three years ago.
The Michigan state medical society (al
lopathic) will hold its annual meeting at
Lansing May 12-13. Gov. Luce Is to de
liver the address of welcome, and on the
evening of the 12th the Hon. O. M. Barnes
and wife will give a receidion to the society.
Frank Smith found the dead body of a
few-days-old boy behind a stump in Big
Rapids the other day. The Infant was
well dressed and a wound In Its head IndU
cated It had been killed before being
abandoned. An Investigation Is pending.
A 6-year-old son of Eugene D. Wedrig
of Pontiac, was severely beaten at school
by two boys named Conway and Stroud.
.He died the next day from the Injuries re
ceived. The body was black and blue In
several places where he bad been struck
Something more than a year ago
Elijah Smith and wife of Detroit were
killed by a train on tho Grand Trunk road.
.The administrator of the estate brought
suit against the company for $25,000. The
jury brought In a verdict of $5,000 against
the railroad company.
Miss Watson and Miss Dixon, two cot
tage managers at the state public school.
who testified against ot-Superlntendcnt
Foster, and refused to be cross-examined
were asked to resign, but declined to do
so. whereupon they were discharged.
Others will have to go.
The Detroit, Mackinaw and Marquette
railroad company has recently opened up
for option and lease its mineral lands lu
Marquette and Iron counties, about 200,
000 acres scattered through the two coun
ties. The company has owned these lands
for years, but has never placed them lu
The association of superintendents of
city schools of the state will meet at Olivet
on the second Thursday evening and Fri
day of May, and the question will proba
bly be settled as to whethei a piece of har
ness leather is preferable to the old blue
beech in settling a common school debate.
Other matters of Interest will also be
A strong movement Is on foot at Luther
to organize a stock company for the pur
pose of building a railroad from Baldwin
to Glcncoc. Those who are In a position
to know say that the road can be built at
small expense comparatively, and they are
assured of a large amount of business in
tho way of handling lumber, logs, tanbark,
ties and telegraph poles.
The police of Grand Rapids fouiul Llllie
Ketchum, 22 years old, sick In Smith San
ford's den and dying of starvation. She
had been lying uncared for for several
weeks, and her body has become so ema
ciated that she is a veritable living skele
ton. The girl's nourishment in her illness
has been raw onions and bread crusts.
Sanford has been arrested and the girl re
moved to the hospital.
Having learned that it will be almost or
quite Impossible for all the counties to get
their returns in by April 22, the secretary
of state has decided to postpone his call
for a meetlngof the state board of canvass
ers, originally made for that date, and will
probably have to put It otf until nearly or
quite the latest day allowed by law, unless
he finds that all the returns arc In earlier
than they now seem likely to be. May 20
Is the latest date that the initial meeting
of the lioard can be held, but It can be ad
journed. If necessary.
The Canadian mining company, with a
capital stock of 40,000 shares, par value
20 each, has been formed at Ishpeming,
with Alex. Dunn of Iron Mountain as pres
ident; Pierre LaChappelle of Ishpeming,
vice-president, and Ellas Dunn, Pierre La
Chappelle, D. F. Wadsworth, John Oliver,
W. J. Officer, A. E. Gourdeau, Moses B.
ToutlofT and Charles Parent as a board of
directors. The company Is developing the
mine, and already have 2,000 tons of ore
taken out. The owner export to ship 25,
000 tons this season.
Mrs. A. S. Fuller of Grand Rapls, a
member of the lioardof control of the state
industrial home for girls in Adrian, while
returning from an official visit had her
thigh broken through a defective platform
at the Lake Shore depot. Retaining Bean
A Lane, she sued the company for $10,000
damages. The suit was compromised
for $7,000, but she refused to pay her at
torneys their bill of $250 for services ren
dered. The lawyers brought suit to re
cover their fee. The case ended in a ver
dict of $275 against Mrs. Fuller.
The bonrd of control of the state public
school will keep on weeding out discordant
elements in the state school till all is com
plete harmomy. This will not necessari
ly disturb the six or eight remaining who
gave damaging evidence against Foster,
but are worthy employes. Those already
resigned and discharged lost their places on
the recommendation of the legislative
committee. There is absolutely no possi
bility of Foster's remaining superintendent.
Wheat, White $ S2Vtf$ 82?
Red M 4k 84
Cons, perlu 40 4k 41i
Oats. Iti 4b 84
Barlkt 1 15 4 1 20
Timothy Skkd 2 0 4c 2 02
Clovek Seed, per bag 4 00 (3 4 15
Fkei. i er cwt 14 00 M15 00
Flock Michigan patent.... 4 7. M 5 00
MMdfnn roller.... 4 00 () 4 25
Miune- ot patent.. SO) oc 5 25
Minnesota baker'. 4 0J (it 4 25
Michigan rye a 25 ( 3 50
Arn.Es per hi .1 3 no ( 3 75
Reass, picked 1 8! ("? 1 85
unpicked VA (4 90
BrrswAx 25 04 f0
Bitter 17 4t. r.)
Cidek, per chI 10 4 12
Ckanhkkkiks, per bu 1 75 ( 2 25
Cheese, per lb 14 (j$ W
Diiiei) Ai'i'i.rs, per lb 5 ) 0
Dkesseo Hoos, per cwt 6 50 (ft 6 75
Koo, ppr doz 11 4A 10
Matle Scoak 9 (r 9
Honey, por lb 10 ( 11
Hops 82 ( 80
Hat, per ton, clover 6 50 8 00
timothy 11 00 Of 11 50
Malt, per bu so 85
Onions, per bpl 3 75 (4 4 00
Potatoes, per bu 60 (J f2
Poultry Chickens, per lb.. 11 (?! 13
Geiie 8 ($ 9
Turkeys 12 ("3 13
Ducks 12 4JI W
Pbovisions Mess Pork 17 00 0iS 00
Family 10 50 (tftt 00
Lard 7 7
Hams 12 C'J 12$
Veal, dressed.. 6 4k 7
Shoulders 8 () 8
Bacon 10 ($ 10)
Tallow, per lb. 3 4s 8
Cattle Market steady and fctrona,; ship
ping steers, 950 to l,50j lbs., :t.V'O(!if.j.0j;
stockers and feeders, f2.75(Vrfi; cows,
bulls andmixed, 1 U0ff3 75; bulk, t2.C0
$3; Texas cattle, 3 3t(gt 55.
Hoos Market steady, closing 5c lower;
rough and mixed. (5.20(tf5.?5; packing and
shipping, t5.7O(Vi5.U0; light, 14.90(5.45;
skips, t i.40oc4.t0.
Hiiekp Market steady; natives,
4.90; western. 3.75(t4.6; Texans. 13.50(4
4; lambs, M.50(g.5.T5; bhorn sheep, t2.90(tf4.
In Honor of Arthur.
Exercises in honor of the memory of the
late President Arthur were held In the as
sembly chamber In Albany on the evening
of April 20, a distinguished audience be
ing present. Most of the members of the
senate and assembly, many with their
wives, were present. Among the relatives
of tho ex-president present were Chester
A. Arthur, Jr., Miss Nellie Arthur, Jas. II.
Masten of Cohocs, Arthur II. Masten, Mr.
and Mrs. Jno. E. McElroy, Misses May
and Jessie and Mr. Wm. II. McElroy.
The only docoratlons were American flags
draped behind the speaker's desk, and a
portrait of Mr. Arthur. Senator Smith
called the meeting to older and Introduced
Gov. Hill as chairman. The governor was
received with hearty applause and briefly
returned thanks for the honor conferred
upon him. Tho speakers wero ex-United
States District Attorney BenJ. H. Brew
ster of Philadelphia, and Hon. Channcy
M. Depew of New York, who spoke elo
quently of the life, character and services
of the dead president.
The Fugitive Anarchist,
A letter from Rudolph Schnaubelt, the
much looked for anarchist and alleged
thrower of the Haymarket bomb, has been
received in Chicago, and those who are In
a position to know do not for a moment
doubt its authenticity. The letter Is dated
"Christiana, Norway, March, 1887," and
reaches Chicago through the medium of
an anarchist speech Issued In London by
an Austrian socialist named Joseph Pel
kcrt, who is an old friend of Schnaubelt
The fugitive denies throwing the bomb,
but Intimates he Is sorry he did not do It,
and that he only left because he knew It
was not safe for him In Chicago. He defers
any account of his travels until he can
write again, and It Is understood by his
friends that he was on the Pacific coast un
til the anarchist trial ended in Chicago,
and then worked his way to Canton, thence
going to Sydney, later to. Bombay and
finally to Norway, being now on one of
the vessels In the northern sea Cshlng herrings.
A Cyclone) la the Southwest Cautet the
Death of Many.
A terrible cyclone swept over tho north
ern part of Vernon county, Missouri, on
the night of April 22d at about 8 o'clock.
The clouds wero plainly visible, passing
only about tight miles from Nevada, Mo.
The cyclone seemed to come down tho
Marmaton river from tho Kansas line,
dealing deatft and destruction wherever it
So far as can be learned the first place
it touched was in Metz townships, passing
through Metz, Osage and Blue Mound
townships. Fences, honses, barns and
everything in the lino of the storm, which
was about half a mile wide, were picked
up, rent into splinters and cast down
hundreds of yards away. Trees were torn
up by the roots, over thirty houses were
destroyed and about fifteen persons Rilled.
There were five members of the Miller
family, four of whom were killed. The
baby, aged 2 years, was dropped In the
yard and was found unhurt the next morn
ing. Parts of the Miller house and furni
ture were found strewn over the fields for
a mile from where the house formerly
A strong wind blew over Nevada, Mo.,
but did no damage aside from the over
throw of a 'few chimneys and small out
buildings. The heavy rain at that hour
was attended by an interesting phenome
non in tho northern part of the city. Balls
of fire seemed to be falling at an angle of
43 degrees. They struck the ground and
bursting into myriads of fiery Hakes re
bounded several hundred feet toward the
cast and died away. The exhibition con
tinued for several minutes.
Several Kansas towns suffered from the
cyclone at the same time. Prescott was
literally wiped out of existence, not a sin
gle building being left standing to mark
tho site of a once prosperous and thriving
place. Report are coming in from all
over the country'W damage by the terrible
storm. Fifteen persons were killed, and
many others so badly injured that they
At about the same hour that the cloud
terror was settnig in its work in Kansas
and Missouri a tornado originated In the
Indian Territory and moving almost clue
east, passed through the country in the
icinity of Little Roc k, Ark., along the
line of the Little Rock A Fort Smith rail
road. It was near Ozark, Franklin coun
ty, that it began doing great damage to
trees houses and fences. Farther east,
near Coal Hill and Clarksvllle, Johnson
county, the damage was very serious and
many persons were Injured.
Four miles from Clarksville, Ark., four
persons were killed. A man near Ozark
was seriously Injured by falling timbers.
The loss to farmers and buildings, fen es,
stock and growing crops Is very heavy,
but It cannot now be estimated. A track
300 yards wide was laid almost entirely
Taffy for Roger.
Col. J. Sumner Rogers of the Orchard
Lake military academy, has received an
autograph letter from Gen. Sherman,
which is highly prized by the oeceivcr,
containing as does such complimentary
words for the school of which Colonel
Rogers Is superintendent. "Praise from
Sir Rupert Is praise Indeed." The letter
reads as follows:
Dkai: Coi.oxki.: I congratulate you up
on the prosperity and success of the Institu
tion over which you preside. Every col
lege adds to the honor and strength of
our country. Especially such as yours,
which engrafts on the usual course the
military features of obedience, prompt
ness, and that high sense of honor which
has characterized the soldiers since the
days of Knight Errantry.
It requires no prophet to foretell that
with perseverance In the course you have
so well begun the Michigan military
academy will become famous and honored
throughout the land. With great respect,
W. T. Sherman, General.
Montreal and the valley of the St. Law
rence In the immediate vicinity were
again inundated April 22. An ice gorge
formed, caused by an immense field of late
ice, which crashing Into the basin Imme
diately above Victoria bridge, caused a
movement in front of the city. This soon
becoming jammed at the head of St.
Helena's island caused the water to rise
four feet in as many minutes, flooding
Point St. Charles, Grifflntown, St. Paul,
McGill and other low-lying localities.
The Nun's island was under water and
300 head of cattle are reported drowned.
The nuns themselves had to rlee for their
lives In their night-clothes. In the poor
quarters of the city the suffering is
great, as the poor people have no means of
obtaining provisions. Relief committees
were at once formed and everything pos
sible done for the sufferers. The damage
to property Is very great.
Two Men Killed.
A terrible railway accident occurred on
the Grand Trunk one mile east of Morrls
burg, Ont, the other morning. Nash's
Creek, now a foaming stream, is there
spanned by an Iron bridge resting on two
stone piers. A freight train going west
went through the bridge, carrying the
engineer and firemen to Instant death. A
brakesman was thrown into the creek but
was rescued nearly dead. Thirteen loaded
cars were piled Into the gorge and smashed
to atoms. The driver's name was Stewart,
tl Is said that the bridge was inspected
last week and pronounced safe. Loss
will be veYy heavy. An express train had
crossed the bridge only an hour before.
The piers of the bridge have leen examined
and found sound. The cause of the col
lapse of the bridge Is a mystery.
A concern styling Itself "Messrs. Thlele
A Co., bankers, Hamburg, Germany,"
through an agent In Baltimore Md., has
flooded the country with letters addressed
to German residents of all large cities.
These letters contain a circular giving a
glowing description of the "two hundred
and ninety-second German government
lottery of the city of Hamburg," the
prizes ranging in the different series from
60,000 to 500,000 marks. Baron von Nor
denflycht, the German consul, says re
garding the matter: "This is one of the
most palpable swindles I have ever had
brought to my notice. There Is no such
lottery as tho German government lot
Attention O. A. R.
Gen. Falrchlld, commander-ln-chlcf of
the G. A. R., has Issued the following
National Headqvartkks, O. a. R., )
Madison, Wis., April 19. J
General order No. 12.
Posts of G. A. R., are requested not to
comply with any request for their
opinions as a post on any subject unless
such action shall have the approval of
national and department headquarters.
Further orders on this subject will soon
By command of
Emigration to America.
An official report upon emigration
shows that the number of emigrants
from Germany who passed through Ham
burg, . Bremen and Stettin during the yeai
1880 was 60,071, or a decrease of ovei
23,000 from the previous years. The re
port says that, on the other hand, the emi
gration from Austria-Hungary, Russia
and Sweden and Norway through the
same ports In 1880 was largely in excess
of that of 1SS5. None of them went to
the African colonies.
SUICIDE OF A HERO.
Lieut. Danenhower of Arctic Fame
Lieut. John W. Danenhower of Arctic
fame, committed suicide at the naval
academy In Annapolis ou the morning of
Deceased was about 87 years of age and
entered the naval service In 1800 from
Illinois, In which state he was born. The
lieutenant was on duty on board tho
United States steamer Vandal la when that
vessel conveyed (Jen. Grant to Egypt, and
In this way ho made the acquaintance and
gained the high esteem and admiration of
the general. So favorably was Gen. Grant
Impressed that w hen James Gordon Ben
nett proposed the Jeannette Arctic expedi
tion, (Jrant strongly urged Lieut. Danen
hower as a fearless and capable officer for
such service. Lunik Danenhower volun
teered and was appointed as navigating
officer of that expedition, sailing. In 187'J
and passing with credit through the terri
ble harshlps of that voyage and the loss
of the Jeannette.
Naval officers have conceded to Danen
bower the credit for saving his party. Upon
his return In 1882, with Melville us the
only other surviving officer, Lieut. Danen
hower was a sufferer from eye trouble, the
result of arctic privations, exposure, etc.
When sufficiently recovered Danenhower
was detailed to the naval academy at Ann
apolis as Instructor, and subsequently as
assistant commandant, in which positions
he has U-en very popular with the cadets.
Some days liefore the suicide lie went to
Norfolk to superintend the fitting out of
the practice ship "Constellation," and
during this service manifested such de
pression of spirits that several of his fel
low officers believed his mind was un
settled. Before his arctic expedition he
was at one time confined in the asylum
near Annapolis. It Is generally admitted
that he must have been temporarily In-ane
when he committed suicide. The lieuten
ant's personal and domestic affairs were of
the most happy character. A few years
ago he married, in New York, a daughter
of State Senator Sloane of that state. His
widow is left with two Infant children,
who arc absent on a visit.
Glttdntone'e MujrgeKtlnn Adopted.
The Hon. John Fitgerald, president of
tho Irish national league of America, act
ing on the suggestion thrown out by Mr.
Gladstone In his recent letter, has sent out
a circular to all the state delegates of the
league, requesting them to furnish partic
ulars of the various meetings held in their
respective states to voice the sentiment of
America In opposition to the tory coercion
policy, with the names of state governors,
senators, congressmen and prominent
American citizens who participated in
them, and it is the Intention of Mr. Fitz
gerald to have this information circulated
Sympathy for Ireland.
The following cablegram was sent out
from Dubuque, Iowa, on the 21st hint.:
ToWilliam Ewart Gladstone, London. Eng.:
The Grand Army of the Republic, de-pa-tment
of Iowa, representing 50,000
veteran soldiers, at their annual encamp
ment here to-day, passed resolutions ap
proving your efforts on behalf of the brave
people of Ireland and extend to you and
them their warmest sympathies and best
w ishes in your great struggle for Justice
(Signed) W. A. McHbnuv,
I'rohtbltlon In Iowa.
Gov. Larabce of Iowa has written a let
ter In reply to an Inquiry from the secre
tary of the "central committee of the pro
hibitory campaign" of Texas in regard to
the workings of prohibition In Iowa. The
governor says that in sixty out of the ninety-nine
counties of the state prohibition is
enforced, and in the remaining nineteen
counties it i9 partly enforced. Prohibition
sentiment is on the increase, and there Is
no doubt that prohibition is an established
power in lovva.
Hard on Settlers.
Orders have been issued to Infantry
stationed at Fort Sully to proceed to the
Winnebago and Crow Creek reservations
and evict settlers on the lands. The ter
ritory was thrown open to settlement by
President Arthur, and hundreds of honest
settlers are located there. President
Cleveland has revoked Arthur's proclama
tion, and his action will have the effect of
making many paupers. The settlers talk
of resisting the troops, who have orders to
use their ritles and bullets If necessary.
Itog-us Land Untried.
The commissioner of the land office has
canceled 23 pre-emption entries and held
for cancelation 29 others In the Obcrlin,
Kans., land district It Is charged that
the alleged entrymen and their witnesses
were myths; that the land was not settled
upon by anyone, and that the entries wero
made by an attorney for the benefit of a
prominent cattleman, to whom the lands
wero transferred through a fictitious Inter
M eslco's American rrUoner.
Another Cutting case is the exciting
topic In El Paso, Texas. Pedro Garcia,
editor of the Observador Fronterlzo, lan
guishes In Cutting's old cell In Paso del
Norte Jail for calling Mayor Provenclo at
Paso del Norte a drunkard, and Proberto,
the tax collector of the state of Chihuahua,
a robber. Garcia published his paper in
El Paso, and was arrested In the act of
circulating the sheet in Paso del Norte on
the Mexican side of the river.
The Tollman Company 8ned.
Horace Porter, vice-president of tho
Pullman palace car company, has been
served with papers in a suit brought In
tho United States circuit court forS J5,000,
by Mann's boudoir car company, for alleged
Infringement of patents by the Pullman
car company, In the construction of the
new limited vestlbuled train that Is now
being exhibited over the country.
"Doys, Flag the Tralnn."
A passenger train 011 the New York
Central was wrecked near St. Johnsvllle.
N. Y., on the lKth Inst. A hmdslide
which had been caused by the rains threw
the engine from the track. Tho engineer,
Edward Kennar, was killed, und the fire
man, E. Wylie of Albany, had a leg brok
en. The passengers were badly shaken
up. Engineer Kennar's last words were:
"Boys, flag the trains."
Another High License.
The high license advocates In New York
will make an effort to secure the passage
of a bill to meet the objections of Gov.
Hill to the Crosby bill. A new measure
has been Introduced which fixes the license
In New York and Brooklyn at $500. Just
one-half the sum fixed by the Crosby bill,
and less In the smaller cities.
To Succeed Carttor.
The president has appointed Edward F.
Bingham of Ohio to be chief-Justice ot the
supreme court of the District of Columbia,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Death or Olalne'a Brother.
MaJ. John S. Blaine, paymaster, (young
est brother of ex-Sccretary Blaine) died at
Hot Springs, Ark., on the 21st Inst..
When yon visit or leave New York Cltv
hare baggage, exprcssago. and $3 can iagd
hire, and ntop at tliw Okami Union Hotel
opposite Grand Central Depot
rooms, fitted up at the cost of one
million dollar, $1 and upwards per day.
European plan. Elevator. Uotaurnut
supplied with the et. Hore cars, utaijiw
and elevated railroad to all depots. Pnmi
lies can live better for less money at the
Orand Union Hotel than at any othor
flrst-clasa hotel in this city.
CIIAKGES OF BRIBERY.
Charges Preferred Against Represen
General Legislative News.
There have been rumors of corruption
in the legislature for some weeks past.
'1 hese 1 uinors have assumed definite lorm
in the vworn Ktaiement loll be 'ore the
house by Frederick L. Eaton of Hagiuaw
Citv, who has I e?u at the capital promot
ing an amendment to the (Sapinaw City
charter, hepreteutative Dakin, who ii
the party chiefty eoueerned. does not deny
the substantial trutti of ihe ktAtetuent,
that b to'd Knton money would have to
I e ued with the members to promote the
de ird measure; that he asked Eaton to
Kupply him with it, and that he gave Ea
ton a written list of the menil ers upon
whom it would t e usei. with the specific
ruiri require I for each et down opposite
their re pective names. This list, in Da
kin's huudwriting, was fdlxed to tho affi
davit presented 1 y Entou to the speaker.
The list is as follow: K. leaker, 5; Baldwin,
fl; Uentley, burr, 5; Crocker, 10; Dieke
nm, 10; Dunb ir, 6; Knglemin, 5; Herring
ton, 10: Manly, 10; McLornitc.f. r,; O'Keeie,
5; i'erkin-, h); Kumey, 2"; T. II. Williams,
10. Confronted with this list, Dakin h a
acknowledged it to be hi handwriting end
that the figure meant dollars, and tht
they were the sunn he de ired to get from
1 aton to promote the bill with the mem
Jn explanation Mr. Pakin says Cipt he
did not think of corrupting ti.e gentlemen
named by givnz them the money ; he only
inten'leti to invite them to a fentt, and
givo thetn wherewith to eat, diinn and
smoke; he did not know tht more than
ono of them O'Keefe drunk, and he nev
er iiw more thnn two or three of them
smoke. He did not tell l.aten ltd intended
topivea feast with the money: he to'd
him t' at "he intended to get together with
you boys md I wantel the money to buy
cigars and buy something to driuk."
The case was referred to a special com
mittee who reported In favor of a bill of
iiupea hiuent and a pull c trial. The re
pe rt was unanlmr uxly adopted by the
bona". Mr. Dakin has engaged ex Repre
sentative Frank L. Dcdge and Judge L. C.
l'o den of East Saginaw, to defend him in
his trial for malfeasance and misfeasance
The committee to investigate tho co
operative In urance companies of the
st ite more particulurly to look into the
"griveyard 1 insurance have completed
tlisir work and tulnnitted their report to
the legis ature. In this report the metho
of the d'tlei-ent companies are disclosed,
and other facts in connection with the
business clearly set forth. The nefarious
scheme of "graveyard' insurance is shown
up in it entirety, and the foundation laid
for tne legislature t i roik uptha business.
'Ihe report is very exhaustive and com
plete. Among the important bills passed by
tie house is oue introducfd by T. if.
Williams of Jock on. to protect, rhildren
nnd prevent them from l.eing educated 111
immorality anl crime. It provides that
it my cadd under 14 years of Hge, shall he
I 011 nd out, npj reuiiced, or given away by
its parents or either of the i', or adopted
bv any person, and it t hall l dis -overed
that tne prison adopting Mirh ch id or
the jier.011 to whom ucu chid is bound
out, apprenticed, or given, shall be the
Eroprictor, keeper or inrnager of a
oue of prostitution, saloon orotherplace
where intox.cutlug liquors cr wine is -old,
or if such ) e. sou hall I econn of such im
moral hal it and modes ot life, or if any
6u h persoa khall, at regards tucli child,
violate the provi-iom of act S) of lvd, or
it such per-on shall by bin or her care
or education of nt h chil l be teach
i:ig t-ucli child to le.d nn immoral or
criminal life, in every such c se such child
thall I e removed from the caro nnd custo
dy of such person nnl placed in the custo
dy of its m iher, if a suitable 1 erson. or
in some Ktate institution, or put into the
custody of some other person.
This bill 1' the uterowth of a singular
Cise, iu which a little girl wns adopted
from nn institution in 1 etroit by a disso
lute woman. Tho managers of the insti
tution were imposed up n by for; et refer
ence. A ttio child grew t-he began to
exhibit t ilnt as a mimic and was placed
in a well known institution in Detroit to
be educated. The good pe qiieuf ti e in ti
tuti'in Le'a-i e greatly attached to their
pupil at d were jrrtvibusly wounded when
tho mother by adoption inn e months nco
took the child away nnd surrendered her
t a variety actor who is at the ) r-ent
time trnvo inx about the country with
her. I he littld girl whos ago i between
!f and 4 years, attracted large audiences:
the riep orable f ict is that a child of suc'.i
tender years should have fidc-n into tin
scrupulous hands. Since the introduc tion
of the hi 1 Mr. Williams ha, had informa
tion of seven other children who have been
adopted by persons who lead immoral
The bill to prevent combinations of fire
cr marine insurance companies by means
of local boards of underwriters has parsed
Gov. Luco has approved the bill for
printing 1,500 copies of the new manual.
1 he act is thought to be unconstitutional
t ecaus.i founded upon the title of another
till, altered for tho purpose. Frank God
frey of the t-t ite printing office, says he
wid have the booli out in thirty davs. It
usually takes four months tj do the work.
The book consist- of 750 page Mid in
volves the setting of 4.000,(OJ ems ot type.
A caucus of Republican members of the
legislature was held the othor night to
consider b 1U bearing upon the lbiuor traf
fic, henatcr Ldmunds resided. A bill
m difying the present ttx law was read.
It increased the tax, made no discrimina
tion between beer and whi.-ky, increased
the bonds and put other restrictions upon
th sale of liquor. This bill, though nomi
nally under tfiscusdon, was re illy not
much considered. It simp.y gave mem
bers an opportunity to air" their views,
which proved to bo as v .r.ous as the dif
ferent spoal.ers. Chapm n of H 1 sda'e.
appeared 1 s nn irreconci able believer in
local option. Runifey rflnghani.a broader
and more liber 1 man. thought the present
tax law, with certain more ttringent pro
visions and perhaps a t-tate con-lalul,iry
to enforce it. the letter plan. Harry
Watsoi of Montcalm, whom experiencj
hes taught that compromise is the tru,
mission of politics, als j favored the pres
ent tax law, but not to the tame degi e3 of
stringency ns some others proposed.
Speaker Marker, though rot adverse to
the tax law, was tomewhat inclined to
huh license. Mr. Diekema of Ottawa had
views similar to those of Watson, but per
haps more clearly defined. W. 1. Dahc ock
of lierrieri was inclined to hold with ldeke
ma, end Bates of Allegan also expressed
his opinion in favor of something not
reatly variant from the present tax law.
Abbott of 1 enawee, a clecr headed man,
rather sided wit.i Itumsey and Watson but
was not strenuous tor the bill that was
presented. After a conierenre lasting
about three hovrs the caucus adjourned
subject to the call of the chairman.
The governor has approved the bills for
the organization of log and timber insur
ance companies for the incorporat.on of
societies of pharmacists, authorizing the
trustees of Kalamazoo asylum ti convey
certain land to Kalamazoo rity, and one
relative to co operative tavings associa
tions. A delegation from the state Pharmaceut
ical association was in attendance on the
legislature the other day. and held a con
ference with the bouse committee on the
liquor traffic. The dru?gits ob ect to b
ing classed with saloon keepers, 'and after
very forcibly etting forth ibis fact to the
committee, present el to the legislature
the following as embodying succinctly
their views co the liquor tratHe:
y.rWe, That the following measures
whereby it may be possib'e to reach and
txx those pharmacists who are willing to
degrade their profession by selling Ibiuor
for other than medicinal purposes and in
direct violation of the laws or the state,
be declared the sens? of this meeting and
be transmitted bv the secretary thereof to
the members of the legialature.
That we consider the present law ample
nnd sufficient; but as not telng enforced.
We recommend that a state constabulary
l-e appointed for the enforcement of the
said law. l or the first violation thereof
the person so convic ted as a pennlty to
pay the amount of the regular saloon li
cense; for the econd violation the regis
tration as a pharmacist to I e ordered re
voked by the state board of pharmacy,
sn1 the person so convicted shall he inel
igible for registration in this state for a
term of five years.
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