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CHEBOYGAN, SATURDAY, ; APRIL 8, 1876.
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...TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES...
...7..Corner Main and Elm 'Streets.......
THE CITY DRUG STORE.
FULL LINE OP
,Pute Drugs. Medicine?, Varnish,
Class, Oils and Dy e-StTife,
I Will alwaj a be found at
' a large and carefully selected stock bl
' TOILET ARTICLES,
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Carcfol buyers will find It to their adrantage to
gir us a call. ,
- , A. M. GEROW, proprietor,
Zlachinaw Summer Uesorts.
jonu jncoD astor house
IJeadqaarters old '
American Far Company,
VTET7LT repainted and reUtted this season,
r JL in cloe proxinflty to tht landlpj. Liyery
and bont turnished at a taonieirt no-
Usa. Euh rooms, billiard rtosas, etrspl rooms
tz tzxltx tep attach ztS-lj
"".tT,. iirvnmTTTimT mmnmTn
noltf Cheboyfran, Mich.
It. F, J. POMMIEU,
Physicdan, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
Can be found at his residence, opposite
Catholic Church, at Cheboygan.
It h&rinff been reported that I do not intend to
remain in this place. I tnk this manner of in
forming the public that J intend to make this
place my permanent residence, -and hall in the
snrinz open a r?t cas drupr ttore, where the
best and purest rrencn mecicmrs snau 00 cept.
All those who desire meaicai treatment ior any
malay I shall be happy to wait upon, no 18-3 m
M. GEROW, M. D.,
TIIYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office at CityDruK Store. Trofeseional calls
A. PERRIN, M. D.,
Office in CcntrAl Drue Store, sign of the Red
Mortar, Howe Ts block. noltt
THARMING LANDS AND TOWN LOTS lor
JL sale and houses to rent by
nolOtf. , . R. PATTERbON, Chebojgan.
H. KELLEY. :
BABBEE AOT HAIB DSESSZE,
. (Shop on Corner of Main and Third Sta.)
Ladies switches wade to order in the best fettle.
Combing, which many consider worthless. mae
up equally well with other hair. Personam
wnt of anything in this line will do well to (rive
me a call. noimi
mURNER,SAlITII & HUMPHREYS
RFAL ESTATE OFFICE
Choice Hard Wood Farming
FOR SALE. PRICE, 3 TO f 10 PER
TZELIS TO SUIT PUECHASEES.
A small payment down and tha balance in
TIIFSE LANDS are all situated within a rea
sonable distance ot Cheboygan, and are
among the bt st in this section ot the state. It
is cheaper to buy choice land near town, at a
realisable price, than to take inferior lands for
nothing. - nol7-if
Hardware and Starts
J. F. HALL,
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IRON, NAILS, TINWARE,
FABIIES & CAEPENTEES TOOLS
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SHIP CI IAN D LEfl Y, WO 0 GEN WARE,
AMMUNITION, Ac &c !
"Agent for Cranefl celebrated Mill Do'
Send ?5c to o. P. ROW ELL & CO:, New York,
for Pamphlet af 10" pajrer, cootaisin j lists of
pepers, aci ntissts ihowln costjof
SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 137C.
Mackinaw MtUH.. . .: , .
There is a rumor to-day that Phi1
Sherulan and his baby .will visit U8 dur
ing the season. - -' -
Mr. Ramsay, of Cheboygan, baa been
visiting ns for the past few days, and
Mr. Allen, of Detroit.
Dr. John R. Bailey has gone west on
a visit to Point St. Ignace ne will re
turn by early tprirtg. iong. may he
Cheboygan, they say, has wilted on
the fastest horse." Even a "round circu
lar" track won't bring the thing to
No hopes of opening of the strait3
this year, and we'expect all the centenar
ians to come up and see the biggest
thing on ice.
The result of the election in Moran
Township was as follows :
Supervisor-James S. Douglass.
Treasurer Jos. Blanchard.
Election passed off quietly. The hap
py ones are:
Supervisor Barnes Lnsley.
Treasurer Antoine Mirtndotte?
Justice of the Peace Patrick McCann.
The thing was like unto a handle upon
a jug, or a woman upon a hosi or
both. v- ' ;:-
Politics and religion are in statue quo
vrith us. Temperance stock is active,
with but little demand. Wheat is dull.
Oils scarce and advancing. Fish swim
ming ami active. ,Corn moving slowly.
Gold IJb. Bonds to keep the peace. R.
R. stock advanced. Money plenty.
Provisions have a downward tendency.
Fort Mackinaw will be reinforced at
the opening of navigation by a company of
the 22d U. S. I., now at Sackets Harbor.
Many improvements are contemplated at
and about the fort the coming season.
The general opinion of citizens is very
complimentary to the officers, and men
of the post, and we can but say that they
are both soldiers and gentleman with
scarcely an exception.
We are quite certain of telegraphic
communication with the main land the
coming season, and have assurances that
a signal station will be established soon
after on the Lland. We cannot imagine
a more important point on the whole
chain of lakes for a signal station than
upon the top of Fort Holmes on Macki
naw Island, and it would be visible
night and day to every vessel passing
the straits. .Our harbor is also a harbor
of refuge during bad weather. I may
say there are but two ports in Michigan
that can show a larger weekly list of
arrivals and departures than Mackinaw.
Round Island has been set 'aside" as a
light house reserve, and - it is, we under
stand, the intention of the government
to erect a. light house and a fog signal
thereon at an early day. ;- ' ,
The Other Side.
To the Editor of the Nsstiiebn Tbidunx. .
CriEBOYGAN, April 7, 187C. .
Perhapa amongst the many items
of interest in . our . midst, the one
which attracts the most attention is the
4fracas" between a portion of the congre
gation of the Catholic church and their
pastor, the Rev. Father DeCeiininck.
Let the nature of the charges f preferred
against him be what they may, a redress
was proffered the agrieved portion of the
congregation, but from some cause or
another they did not avail themselves ol
the opportunity, thus . showing little or
no inclination to have the matter investi
gated, .but on the contrary, a deter
mination to drive their pastor from the
church and village. . From the fact that
as the enquiry was not gone into they sent
a pet ition to the Archbishop, a useless pro
ceeding, as the the Rev. Father DeCeun
icnk had resigned prior to this. - . r ,
On the evening of Friday last, he rei
paired to the church for the purpose of
taking therefrom his clerical robes. This
led some of the party to think that he
was appropriating what was not his own.
whereupon some thirty men obstructed
the entrance to the church, at the same
time presenting a revolver at him. threat
ening to blow his brains out, and de
manding that he replace thft property.
In self defense his reverence returned the
compliment, but, it seems, with no men
acing threat, whereupon twro men seized
him, one with a revolver, while auother
snatched the. revolver from i him. ' Not
satisfied with this, charges were preferred
against him for carrying . a concealed
weapon, and a warrant issued for his ar
rest. ' ' ' ,;
The Rev. Father DeCeuninck has la
bored as a pastor thirty years in .Michi
gan, eight yeare of which have been spent
here, and certainly as a citizen has done
much good towards the progress of the
place, and as' a gentleman and pastor, and
never until now have charges been made
against him.- Not only here has he gain
ed the good will of the community, but
in many other places. A le ter from
Governor Crapo to the Rev. DeCeuninck
on his departure from Flint, is a sufliciei t
guarantee of the high opinion entertained
by that gentleman toward the latter,
who had been a resident; thei e. .for four-;
teen years. It does seem strange that
thirty years of labor as a pastor- should
have passed and never until now , has f a
charge been preferred against him. It
would seem as though , malice , was the
- THE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIOK.
The Regular Monthly Meeting Tuesday
- nightRoutine Musiaesa Only Trans
.. acted. i
Tho regular monthly meeting of the"
Improvement association was held at Cue
ny's Hall on Tuesday night. ' The attend
ance was not large, but an Improvement j
on the month .previous. The ; meeting
was allied to order by Vice President
Kezar., . r , ;
' The minutes of the hut1 meeting were
read. - m
Unfinished business bejj,g first hrordefr
the resolution presented at the last meet
ing amending the constitution, were ta
ken up and passed with veiy -little dis
cussiou. - One provided that no member
of the v association shall receive pay for
peisonal services rendered in advancing
the interests of the association. The oth
er provided that all bills presentcd to the
association for payment,' shall bear the
endorsement of the President and Secre
tary that they were authorized by the
Board of Directors. This action shows
that the association Intends to look close
after its finances. , : . ".!:
The Secretary in response to a question,
stated that Chas. L. DeCeiininck .had
as yet, neither attended a meeting of the
association, or the Board of Directors, al
though he had been requested by letter
to do so. .
On motion the office waA' declared va
cant, and , the association proceeded to
the election of a successor. The first bal
lot resulted in no election, the votes be
ing scattered. The second resulted in
the election of S. Legault.
Mr. Patterson brought up the subject
of range lights, but the statement was
made that the village council had provi
ded lor them.
On motion of Mr. Rollo, Mr. Cueny
was allowed f 2 per month for the use of
his hall until further notice. The inland
navigation project was brought up and
considerable informal talk had upon . the
subject. It was deemed desirable if pos
sible, to secure the cutting of Crooked
river to a depth of five and a half feet.
The-matter was referred to the Board of
The meeting then adjourned.
The following are a list of the town
ship officers 'elected last Monday a3 lar as
we h ive been able to secure them. ,
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Supervise r James Barclay.
Clerk A. L. Curtis. .
Treasurer Chas. Briseldcn.
Com. of Highways John Lcmleux. '
Sunt, of rchoolss -James Barclay. :
Schcol.Inspcctor Samuel Snook. - !
J ustice of the Peace (lull term) Geo.
W. Stimpson. : ; - v 1
Justice of the Peace (vacancy Samuel
Constables Charles Stimpson, Samuel
Dodd, Benj. Vincent and Chas. Hi iselden.
BEKTONV . -v
"Supervisor II. II; Kezar. w . .
ClcrkS. Harris Embury.
Treasurer II. J. A. Todd.
Com of Highways T. J. Crumley.
Supt.jof Schools II. M. Airth. , .
" School Inspector O. B. Weetl. .
Justice of thfi PeacerrC-Stevenson. '
Constables Thomas : Sherritt James
Maloney, Thomas Hodson, Philip Bries.
INVERNESS. f. ..:
Supervisor Wm. B. Kllis.
Clerk Wm. S. Penman.
Treasurer Wm. F. Smith.
Com. of Highways Asaheal Dodge.
Supt. of Schools David J. Galbraith.
School Inspector Wm. H. Maultby.
Justice of the Peace Jacoh Wilson.
Constables Emerson J. ' Gee, John
W. Smith, Geo. Ramsey. Jno. F. McDon-
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- Supervisor Wm. Newman. .
Treasurer Albert Legault.
i ; Comi of Highways Kenneth McCloiid.
i Supt. of Schools Jos.' Deroshea ; j $
School Inspector Jos. Deroshea. '
Justice of the Peace (full term)-Joseph
Anault. :,.:-; r,.- -
Justice of the, Peace (vacancy-one year)
Julius Targift. , . y;
J ustice of the Peace (vacancy two years)
Charles Watchter. ; ;
; " J Ustice of the Peace (vacancy three
years) Wm. Newman. "' - ;
(Constablesohu- Prf mo, t Lewi3 Bo
yea, AmosSt. ' An toineJohrr Doyle.
Drain Commmisiouer-Louis Sova.
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Supervisor John Heaphy.
r Clerk A. Paquin, Jr.
... Treasurer A. Paquin. Sr. , , J
Commissioner of Highways-James
McKervejV ' ' . ;
Superintendent of. Schools John
School Inspector S. Vorce r. r '
Justice ; of -the Peace OliverJ Mur
taugh. , ;v BURT.
-1 Supervisor-Antoine Shananakett. j
' Clerk Daniel Davenport. j
. Treasurer- oseph Nonqueskwa. j
Commissioner of Highways Moses
Superintendent of Schools Henry
Crump. rv V j
" School Inspector Enos Cobonaw.-
J ustice ot the Peace Daniel Daveu
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J ustice ol the Peace (vacancy) John
Dawson... ... , ,
'AssessorJoseph ShawanakWamA' 1 .
Constables John Dawson, Arthur
Bush. Lewis Mining, Joseph Kishiana.
The strreUamps were not lighted last
Satrr lay according to'cantracVnor Have
they been - lighted ince ; ,1'he reason is.
we understand, the lack of oil,: which
cannot be obtained in town. We trust
that it will not be long before the matter
Trill b$ arranged and the lamps lighted.
A GIG ANTIC ENTERPRISE.
How Near Cheboygan Came to Securing
Mammoth Manufacturing Establish
He had given out his name as Profes
sor Straw, and had established himself as
a teacher of vocal music He had a very
quiet and confiding way with him, which
gained him the confidence of many, as
well as their sympathy. No one would
have thought that this quiet man was a
genius, or that he possessed great wealth,
but they m'ght have, thought he had i
seen . better days, for.he had a "shabby
genteel7' appearance. -
He once had possessed a competence.
He had gained it iu business , in Buffalo,
N. Y., but . the last panic was too much
for him and he had tailed, but had man
aged to save a little out of the wreck
only the paltry sum of thirty-five thous
and dollars out of his colossal fortune
and that bad been tied up so that he could
not get it until now. He had just re
ceived word that it was now subject to
his order, lie liked Cheboygan, and had
concluded that he would commence life
anew here. This was what he told one of
the honest citizens of thi3 village, then
he went on and laid magnificent plans
for embarking in business with the afore
said citizen. He had made arrangements
to buy the Kemp planing mill, refit it
with expensive machinery and manu-
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laciurt; vuutrcrs 0111.01 me oeautiiui woou
growing here. . '
. " That is all very well," said the citi
zen, but I have no capital to invest iu
any such enterprise.M "O! that is noth
ing," said the Professor. Your experi
ence and acquaintance, is w hat I wai.t.
You are just the man 1 have long de
sired to find, just the man sir. . I will
furnish all the capital required up to $35,
000, and you shall manage the details of
the business." Then he went on and di
lated upon the importance and profitable
ness of the enterprise, said he had made
arrangements to go to Detroit the next
day and buy machinery. Just as he was
leaving he remarked to the citizen that
he was a little short of money and would i
like to borrow $10 until he could return !
The citizen did not happen to have
that much wiih him. .He. could. not get
it until theliaxt day. The IVdft&sor
then decided . he would deter his depart
ure for a day. -
He then concluded, probably, that gi
gantic enterprises were not appreciated
in Cheboygan. Therefore, he gave a
concert, the account of which appears in
anotlur column. .
In the morning the -poor tellow said
that he had fallen among thieves, and
appealed to Justice Sutton to be the good
Samaritan and not pass hi in by on the
other side, but befriend him now, even
now. Justice Stitton s iid he would if the
Professor would pay the costs, and he
was permitted to go and hunt up the
money iu the bargain. He went and for
got to return with the money until the
sheriff went after him. This made troub
le again, but at last the matter was all
fixed up and the Professor was free once
more. The last seen of him, was Thurs
da3' afternoon, between three and four
o'clock, going toward Petoskey, with a
rope in oue hand and a satchel in the
Did Hiiu Injustce.
We have received a letter from Repre
sentative Bradley regarding the appro
priation for harbor improvements at this
place, and the efforts which he has made
to secure all thaMyc desired. He says
that the published statement of his re
marks before the committee in the inter
est of Cheboygan did him great injus
tice, lie tlid all that he could to secure
the appropriation of $13,000, aud er.
plained to the committee the importance
of the place and future prospects, &c
We are glad to know that Mr. Bradley
did more than the report of his remarks
led us to believe. If we do not get over
$10,000, it was not because no effort was
made to, obtain it ; and . we are satisfied
that it was through' no inattention of Mr.
Bradley, and that is considerable satisfac
'"' jl' A' New, Enterprise, .it.
We learn that there is a party in town
who .is making farrangeinents to start a
starch7 factory : He has been for some
time in the employ of Kingsford. the cel
ebrated starch manufacturer, and claims
to understand his business. He will
commence in ra small t way" "and" increase,
facilities as his business increases. We
understand that he has what capital is
necessary for ; the undertaking. The
starch1 will be made from potatoes. We
bid him welcome and wish him. success,
. ' I PERSONAL. ) 7"l.
Thompson Smith arrived home yes
terday looking usually well. . , ''
. Angus McKay returned from "outside"
last Vedncsday and is much improved in
Rev. Chas. L. : DeCeuninck and John
McKay departed for the south yesterday
. Mr Barclay, of the firm of Barclay &
Mattoon, arrived in town-last evening on
thVstager - -
Jared Dingman, of Mackinaw, passed
through our village Tuesday on hi3 way
to Detroit. : We understand to look after
his interest ;in the )"crooked,, wheat
seized by IT. S. 'Marshal Horn during his
POLITICS AT THE SAULT.
Republican's Account of a Democratic
Meeting.. . .
To the Editor of tke North Eax Teirl-jte. ;
Sault St. Marie, Miciu ?
" March 2Sth, 1870. . J
For several days past the following in
vitation has been conspicuously posted in
several places through the village : " ; " '
4tWTe cordially invite Liberals and,Con
servativef, and all others, without regard
to previous 'affiliation, who are opposed
to the extravagance and corruption of the
Republican . party to unite ; with us at
Smith's Hall, Monday evening, March
27th",787C." : ' : -; ' i ;: " .
In response to the above invitation
some thirty or forty of the terrible un
washed met at Smith's Hall to listen to
a string of vituperative Billingsgate from
the Hon. Geo. W. Brown, a renagade
Republican, and a couple of others of
the same stamp. Mr. Brown, address
ing the meeting, referred to the little
fortune he had spent to make the Re
publican party a great power; but . the
little leaven of honesty ho peronally had
been able to to intioduce into the party
bad been insufficient to affect the great
body-politic and 'he had to retire.- He
referred to standing under the old oak
with hi3 friend Austin Blair at the for
mation of the Republican party he said
40 years ago (Mr. Brown is 61 .years
old) and again in 1SC4, to his course in
stumping the state for the ' Republican
party at that time ; but, to the disgust of
u:ic vi ins uiu pai ly liicuu, mi (mvj-
eiit, who had not seen him for ten or
twelve years, le ilid not refer to his own
reported dishonest actious while Super
intendent of the St. Mary's Falls Ship
canal, which made him so stink in the
nostrils of the Republican party they
had to drop him. Nor did he say any
thing about going to .Washington to set
tle the. private claims of residents of this
township whereby some of his personal
friends were out of pocket about three
hundred dollars, for which payment
made to him, they are assured he did
t attempt in the least to attend to their
business. Let's see: How is it,
George, did j ou get the custom house
appointment at that time? or did you
t-Ail to convince the rjowrrs at Wash in 2-
ingtoii that you carried the politics of
Chippewa county in your breeches
pocket ?f He is terriblj' anxious to root
up the fraud and corruption ot the Re
publican partv of the. present time, but
quietly hurries over his own actions
while on the canal, as above, roor lel
low ; 1 am sorry to learn -that his salary
while Superintendent of -the canal was
not sufficient to support him; and in
this d'ay-of petitions, think that a petition
should be forwarded to the canal Board
of Control to reimburse him the $500
per annum that he how was it, George?
QhMiadsto. .spend .from his private for
tune (situate where) to -live on. The
Hon. Brown wound up by referring to a
letter he had received from Mr. Swine
ford, declining the nomination to Con
gress kindly offered him by "On the Bor
der" in his letter published in the Mar
quette Mining Journal, of March 11th
the declination was worded about the
same as that published in the same issue
of the paper.
The Hou. Ryan, with his beard beauti
fully combed for the occasion, following
Mr. Brown, read an editorial irom the
Boston Pilot, w ell adapted to a temper
ance meeting, and, after assuring ail of
his honestv while in cflicc as Commis
sioner of Highways, I hope to the satis
faction of everybody concerned, lie also
endorsed Mr. Swineford lor some politi
cal position, even if he would not accept
the nomination to Congress; assuring
him that Chippewa county would vote to
a man for him tor any position to which
he might aspire. Why not. bring him
before the Democratic National Conven
tion, next June, as a candidate for the
Presidency. He is pure and untainted
iil least he savs so !
Mr.. Barker, the famed contractor of
Fox river and Kings Mountain,-followed
with a very able periphiastical address,
the upshot of which was, that he would
acknowledge some dishonesty in the
Democratic -party; which, for an old
salt point Democrat, is to say the least
fair, yet not at all hyperbolical.
1 must not forget to refer to the Hon.
George's carefully compiled statics, which'
exposed the gigantic frauds in in the re
demption of some twenty millions cf
greenbacks iu 1S72 by the issue of bonds,
which greenbacks, instead of being de
stroyed by Mr.- liiehardsou, then Secre
tary of the Treasury, were pocketed and
used by the Republicans during the
elections of that year; and some equally
absurd statements of frauds , in New
Hampshire and Washington, aud last, in
the accounts of the present Saint Marys
Falls Ship Canal Superintendent.
George, your able competilou.oi figures,
and your welL established character lor
honesty and integrity, mark you as a
man well fitted' lor some important posi
tion of trust; and should the next Dem
ocratic President (it we ever have one)
fail to discover your fitness for the pori
iolio of the .Secretary oi the Treasury it
will be a matter ever to be regretted by
the party. , ,
i I must add, in closing, that all the Be
LUiilicaus ot Chippewa cou ity will be
pleased to learn that Ed. Ashman has tt
last plucked up enough courage to jump
off the fence where he has perched &o
long aud declared himself a Democrat. 1
only hope, for their sake, they, bought
him cheap enough. The position ol
pound-master w ould be a big price ' for
Ed's political influence. Yours, truly, '
l: : . LliiEUTT.
To the Editor of the Nortueun Tkibuke.
. . . , Mackinac, April 5.
, The following extract from the Turf,
Field and Farm of March 31st, explains
itself. It shows that good authority says
that the decision of the judges in the late
race was correct. That $100 is still hung
up here. Would it not be well for the
dissatisfied ones to take advantage of it or
for ever hold their peace.
,:' : , .Mackinac.
VThree horses start in a race, A. B and
C; C lo.e shoe in the first heatrand is dis
tanced; A taking heat; B loses a shoe in
second he it, and is distanced A taking
heat and rae. Did the judges do wrong
in not allowing B and C time to; have
shoes set ? :
Answer The race va over: the
judges were right." ; r
STATE NEWS. ,
An Adrian man set h!s tr ip, for rats
and caught his baby. -
The freight business on the Detroit &
Milwaukee road is greater than ever before.
R. IL" Long, superintendent of the
Michigan Stove Works, died suddenly of
pneumonia Monday. . :
Captain James Wintera, and .wife,-' of
Athens, Calhoun county, celebrated their
golden wedding March22.
.""The Attorney General has decided that
hereafter oil inspection must be done' in
this stato, and not hi Cleveland. '
II. Uiggins, of Detroitaged 3G years has .
beeu arretted upon a charge Qf'ravtehlug'
Lis stepdaughter, 10 years of age. ; -V -
Three of Ethan Allen's swords arj
owned iu Michigan, and there are several,
cities and villages lo hear, from.
Rev. J. Wilcox, of Caseville, cannot fill "
his appointments, oii acount of sickue,
and his wife preaches in his place. -
E. Cook, of Nilesi wants the address Oi
all the survivors oi Andersonville, prison,
iu order to form a national union. -. .
Secretary Chandler has appointed ;U.
J. Baxter of Grand Rapids cuie! clerk or"
the land-oSiee bureau .in his department
E. B. Ives, photographer of Niles, has t
taken several tine views ot the interior of
the union school of that city, to' scud i to
the Centennial. . j
The investigation now going on in the
case of Rev. F. W.May at Chesaning
shows that he has had a great many
W. L. Bancroft' was on Monday ap
pointed receiver of the Cnicago and Lake
Huron Railroad Company, with bonua
in the sum ot $50,000.
. . . t
One hundred cases of mea-les at the
state public school at Cold water, and not -a
death, though some of the little suffer
ers had pretty .close calls.' ;
G rand Rapids people have raised ,$?,000
for premiums forathdr horse showVwhich
will be held the " third w eek in Juue,
commencing on Tuesday.
The Tittaban-assee coal mine, out ,of
which the Saginaw valley folks was go
ing to make their everlasting fortunes ha3
been sunk so far as to tap an underground
sea. , . . it:
And now a. Lapeer man sends ,. back a
w ail from the 'Black 11 dls. The burden
of his Kfiel is that he ever " went there.
and he advises sensible people to stay at
Lome. r . . , r.
Joseph Saxton and wife, ot Paw Paw,
celebrated their goidcu wedding March
24. They have lived in Michigan. 3.
years and beeu members of the Baptist
church 4tf-years. -
Benton Harbor and St. Joseph are go
ing their full length lor that iurrov
gauge..railki,oad,Jind.tLie two town uavt
$100,000 stock in it so it is said.
Milton H. Rice, treasurer of South
Haven towiiship, Van Bureu count, has
been arrested on complaint ol one of his
bondsmen, chargtrd with embezzlement.
He is short $1,500. Three-card nioutu
caused U rumor salth.
Henry G. Baxter, of Jonesville, son : of
General Baxter, has secured a lieutenant
commission in the army of San Salvador,
Central America. If he turns out to" be
as good a man ;i his father was iu hU
profession he will do well enough. j
A rotten tie gave way, - and a mix.vl
train on the Grand Rapids & Indian
railroad ditched near Morely, last. Mon
day, tinahing seve:al airs, burning a
brakeman, slightly injuring a dozen pas
sengers and breaking a leg tor the con
ductor. No one killed.;
Camilla Haslingcr of Detroit, a young
A.ustriau . : surveyor, , left ,for the old
country a few. days ago to take possession
of $200,000 bequeathed him by his mother,
and had onlj' just sailed from Acw York
when the news came that his lather had
died, leaving hiin $500,000 more.
Probably J. Morgan, of Morgan
Watehtowcr, is the most honest news
paper publisher in M chigan. He pub
lishes a card in his paper in which he says
of the advertisements, -four pages of the
Watchtower cannot be relied. upon, for a3
a rule they are only swindle, -aud un
worthy: of notic. ' ' '
The editor of the Lansing Republican
has been svvoop'mg about in -the schools
of that city, and he is ' satisfied ihere.; is
something radically wrong about' u
sj'Stcoi , ot education that keeps the
children better pot;id on affair-; iu Russia
than it does on Michigan matters. A la
mentable ignorance .was displayed on
some things, he says.
Michigan is going to show at the Cen
tennial how her beavers can bite. Cen
tennial Noble, at Detroit, has received a
specimen of elaborate gnawing done by
the beavers iu town 20 north, . range
weKt, Crawford county. -The 'sample is
a piece of white wood tight inches in'ili
ameter, and has ben gnawed off about
the length of a stick ot aove-wood. .
looks like the first attempt of a boy at
u ood. chopping. .' ( ,. , " , .
The convention of county superintend
ents of the poor closed' their session at
Coldwater. March 23.. : Many valuabla
papers were read; among them . one by
E. H. Van Deu e i "On the imane," oiio
by ex-Senator C. D. Randall Ou the caro
of dependent ehildi-en,-' one by BUhori
George D. Gille.p;e - On the necessity of
a school for idu ts" and an interesting
sketch of the Michigan public, school by
L.T. Aide:!, its superintendent.'
Twins are an indigenous product of tha
Peninsular state,bnt they don't often live
to be sevtnty-thiee years old; but there
resides in Alb. on two twin sitsers who
were ihat old on the 2 Id of ..March, ai I
attended a birthday party at the house of
Ira W. Recce, bon of one of them, tihd re
ceived the congratulatio4s of numerous
iriends. Both are remarkably smart for
persons of aheir pge. Both aru widows
"Mrs. Reecc and Mrs. Williams and both
mothers of large families. ' '
The Gale manutaeiureing company of
Albion have just completed a $400 - plow
lor the Centennial r exlubitiou. , The
woodwork is .walnut, elaborately car ed
at an expense of $2X), and the iron work
Is largely sUvet-platfd, though a part is
pRinte I in rich French carmine. Tho
beam is surmounted with a silver eagle,
and beneath and in the center is the statu,
seal on both sides of the beam In raised,
figure?; the ends of the handles are
carved with a lion's h'-ad and nil tht
) work is elegantly InUid with g.4'L