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CHEBOYGAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1875. NO. 4. THE WEEKLY NORTHERN TRIBUNE, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY "W. CHANDLER, CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN. ' TERMS OF SU3SCRIPTI0N: One copy, one year, - - - - f2 00 One ojy, six months, - - - 1 f 0 One copy, three month?, - 50 PAY ALWAYS IN ADVANCE. - - Siseribera within Cheloypr3ui county will re ceive their paiers tree by mail, and those living outside the county will have their postage pre paid by the publisher. RATES OF ADVERTISING : One-half Inch snace (six lines Nonpareil or les). lor one insertion, ?5 cents ; one Inch space, for one insertion, 50 cents; lor each additional inch, one insertion, 5n cents. For subsequent insertions, or a larger space, prices will Ihj siren at the office. Local noMcwa 10 cents per line for the first In sertion, and 5 cents per line for each subieqaeat insertion. .. f , - - UaTds iu'Bns'ness Directory, flro lines or un der, S per year; each additional line SI per G RAND RAPIDS & INDIANA R. R. AtlD C, R.&F. XI. R. R. fccistniD; ica cas .hay so, ists. - " . " UOING NO Jit II. EXPRESS. ACCM Richmond ittiO p. M.lllWO a. M 4:X) a at Newport 10:51 U0:!Mi 4:t 4 Winchester 11:33 117 1 5: 7 44 ItulKcvillo 1-TMx.u. U::s u 5:42 u Portland 1231 14 1234 P. . 65" 44 JKjcatur i:4i ii x. Ft Wayno S:00 44 2:53 44 8: o a m Fturgis 5:38 44 5:30 44 lliiG 4 Vicksburg 6:41 44 6::i4 " Kalamazoo 7:2) 44 6:44 44 2:25 pm Montieth , 8:13 " :-5 44 3;(U CLKapida j de ftgw 4 4:4-) Howard City 1220 P. it. 11:33 44 6:5S Up. Big Hapids l:l 44 I:(a.m. 8:W ItcedCitv 2.i4 44 1:44 " 8:44 - Clam Lake 3.55 :15 44 Ur.i5 Walton 4:55 44 Traverse City 5:20 .Tctosaey lio-x-o 44 I COIXG NORTH. Jexpkess j r. m 6.-vi I J 1:4 i H2:45 I FXrHKSS lEXPK'SS J 4::Jq a. m I Traverse City Walton Clam Late ' Feed City -ITp 11 ir Rapiis Howard City 9:3) 1K4-1 5:00 a m 2:2:; A. M 12r2"' P M 63 4 7:02 44 8:7 4 1:15 44 tl:;0 u 12"J) 2:55 4 1:32 2.M)7 44 4:15 44 4::.'5 fi:,r'. 44 6:14 44 4:trj fi:i5 4 8:.n D:4 44 Gl. Rapids Monticth i Kalamazoo Vicksburg Stnrjris Ft. Wayne Decatur Portland Ittdxrrille Winchester Newport Ujvhmond ar lie il:-6 2:0" fcltf 4' I 4:28 I i-JA 44 1 iK 7 44 ACCOM 7:U' A. M 7r23 7:'J 8:9 ' " !fc 10 4 I C: 5 ' - ' All trains run daily, Sundays exceptel. J. il. PAGE, lien. Pass and Ticket Ag?nt- Attorneys. y-ATTS S IIU3IPIIREY,- r ; - " COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW, mdtf Cteryffan. MTch. JPhysicians. M. GEROV, M. D., rilYSICXAN AND SURGEON, Office at City. Drug Store. Professional calls rmnptly attended. coltf fjt A. PERRIN, M. D., Ofilce in Centrd "mac Store, sisn of the Red Uortar, Howell'a block. noltf Hotels. jgEOTON HOUSE, F. S. ABBOTT, Proprietor, Cheboyaran. Mich. Gocl flihinj; in the vicinity. Hxcclient accommilatioc3 lor the traveling pnblie: . noltf' Excursions. TIIE" STEAM 'PLEASURE YACHT vTRUSCOTT,' Capt. 'Riley," is pre pared at all times to take exctmion parties to the (aland lakes or other points of interest. Char ires reasonable. V . - no2-tf Saw Mills and Engines. SIUVjP.'ILL-FOR THE PEOPLE. ff"UlW (Maent porublo Malay Saw til U adapted jl. lo any Jotauty, will saw any Kica or log. aaa will do u bbcb work (power a ad nandf b- eoBStdcrea) a tne best uircuuur muu. iu Trmmc hem4-blocks, aud workiof parts ara of liie UM aubalantiaJ and riiii neat kind, being made entirely of iron j and fteel. It ia asvally set Dp and vj1 -vi iwrted la from cue to tw aay time. " r It ia rraerallr driven br tbreCl 1 day. Tbe MU1 and Engine may eoBTenientlyK w- operated by tw men. bend for circular. CHANDLER L TAYLOR. per GMELES MERRITT, C2f:Z.lALJ AGENT FOR MICHIGAN Battle Creek, Mich. Tb PliEnixr Machine Works CHA.1TDLEE & TAYLOR, Prp's. INDIAKAPOLIS, IND. ALSO MANUFACTURE STxVTIO VARY and portable engines or all AU Ail 1 Circular Saw Mills, All klnete ef Stare Machinery and Drag Saws, particularly adapts! for shingle mill use. ACZrczi ill enquiries and orders to . - . CHARLES MEItniTT, GenT Ag't for Michigan, Battle Creek, Mich, noltf Teas, Coffees, c. A.R&W.F.LINN, JOBBERS OP TEAS, COFFEES, SPICES, AND GROWERS' SUNDRIES. Manufacturers of Ground Coffees, Spices, Mustard, Cream Tartar, &c. Proprietors cf STATE MILLS, 120 Jefferson Avenue : DETROIT, 3IICHi Orders solicited. Satisfaction gaaran teed. no3-ly Planing Mills. THE CHEBOYGAN Planing Mill Company K T EEP 0 HAND PLANED LUMBER, FLOORING, Sidings, Moulding, &c, And can furnish Full Bills for Building, At Very Low Plates. Persons w nntlng anything in the'r line, aro invited to call, or address tfce C. P. M. CO., Cheboygan, I!cb. B. F. Kino. S. Widkio.' - ! Dan'z. I1i:ckikv nol-lw J'irtnos. Jewelry, tc. Organs, Pianos, Any piece of sheet music or book published, sold at lowest prices. Teachers and musicians given largest discounts. KCCTSS- ' HAMSS, E2ACS2TS, CL0C23. ' JEWELRY AND WATCHES. Ask for Catalogue. ' I.S. HU0KIN8, neltf Cheboygan, Mich. Drugs. THE CITY DRUG STORE A FULL LINE OF Puie Drugs. Medicines, Varnish, Glass, Oils and Dye-Stnffe, Will al wajs be found at THE CITY DRUG STORE. A large and carefully selected stock of FANCY GOODS, TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMERY, &c. Careful buyers will find it to their advantage to - give us a coll. A. M. GEROW, proprietor. . noltf NORTHERN TRIBUNE. SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1875. J2V MEMOBIAM. Death of eud'B resident Andrew Johnson. Ex-President Andrew Johnson died on the morning of the 31st of July, at the residence of his daughter in Carter Coun ty, Tenn. His disease was a combination of paralysis and heart disease. He wa3 in the sixty-seventh year of his age. ne vas emphatically a self-mide man, being the representative of the 44 poor whites " of the south among the Presidents, ne. commenced life a tailor, and by his own ability and unaided exertions advanced step by step through every civil office until he reached that of Vice President of the United States. A month later, through the assassin Booth, he became President. We have neither disposition or space at this time to review the ex cited controversies of Mr. J ohnson's Presidential term. His life was emphat ically a public one. lie began his public carer before he had reached his majority, and with the. exception of the last six years was almost constantly in office. It is hard to say how much of active and in fluential life has been cut off by his sud den demise. He began a full Senatorial term the 4th of last March, but he had riot indicated to any certainty just what his future course would be. Mr. John son had many warm personal friends to whom his death will be a sad loss, for they still expected much of him. "Whatever were his faults, and they were many, in the time of . the country's direst troubles, he was a patriot, and for this he should and will receive the kindliest remem brance from all his countrymen, political friends and foes alike.- Additional Local. . Personal. Col. John Atkinson, of Detroit, favored our office with a call last Monday. Mr. D. . C. Holbrook, of Detroit, has spont the week in the village. He will not return until after court convenes. :Mr. Sanford Baker, of Bellville, Onta rio, who hr.s large property Inlerestshere, nrrived on the St. Joseph Thursday night. ,Mr. R. J. Corriijan, who has been ab sent several weeks, pleased hi3 many friends by putting in an appearance Thursday night. Rev. A. E. Ketcham. of Bedford, and Rev. E. E. Castor, of Romeo, two Metho dist divines on a summer tour, spent last Sunday in the village. Mr. II. A. Wetmore and family of Concord, Mich., arrived in the village yesterday on the North Star, and arethe guests of Mr. P. M. Lathrop. Mr. Wet more is the editor of the Concord News, and a prominent banker of that place. Dr. nenry Conkling, of Bloomington, Ills., calkd on us Tuesday. The doctor is a brother of Mr. Edgar Conkling, who i3 so largely interested in the success of Mackinaw City and the growth of the northern portion of the state. The doc tor is spending a week with Mr. Stimp son at Mackinaw City, and in looking around the country. He seems to be as sanguine of the future that is in store for this section of the state a3 his brother. . Aground. The schooner David Wells, bound up loaded with coal, got aground early yesterday (Friday) morn ing, about one mile below the light house. The captain and crew came up to this place for assistance. The tug Bismarck returned with them to give what aid she could, but on account of a heavy sea' running, she was unable to render any assistance, and returned to thi3 port. She will return as soon as the sea goes down, with a lighter to lighter the schooner off. The vessel fortunately run on a bed of sand so that no great danger is apprehended, but had she struck a short distance above or below, where the bottom is rocky I she would doubtless have met with serious Injury. CuuRcn Services. The subjects to be discussed by the pastor of theM. E. church next Sabbath, are the "Impor and value of religious culture," at 10:30 a. m., and the ''Proper observance of the Sabbath," at 7:30 p. m. At the Congregational Church on Sun day morning the subject of the sermon will be "The Christian Covenant." In the evening the sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered. Thanks. We are under obligations to Mr. Geo. W. Stimpson, of Mackinaw City for a beautiful bouquet, arranged from flowers gathered in his gardens. It wa very beautiful, showing that flowers can be grown here as well as elsewhere. It was very nicely arranged, but we have our suspisions that some of the lady members of his household are responsible for j that part of it." The State Treasury. The transac tions of the State Treasurer for the month ending July 31st are as follows : Balance on hand June 30th.........:.51,287J535 40 Keceipts for tne montn.. zio,y47 94 Payments same time. . 238,349 03 . 1,202,1 31 Balacce JolyStftA... mail jhatteks. oince wnting U19 item last week regarding the mail facili ties of Cheboygan, facts have come to our knowledge which renders it safe for us to state that within a week or ten days the change then spoken of as necessary will be made. For some time past cor respondence has been In progress be tween Postmaster Brace and the Postof flce Department in regard to getting the mail direct from Petoskey. Last week he was informed that if the change could be made without additional expense that it would. Mr. P. M Lathrop, the con tractor at once signified Jiis willingness to make the change in hi3 contract, and signed papers to that effect. The order to make the change will probably come within the week. This will save a day each way in the departure and arrival of mails. At the same time it is probable that a change in the mail days will also be made, making them the alternate days from at present. The N. T. Co. Line. If we can rely upon various items that have appeared In Detroit papers there seems to be some prospect that the boats of the Northern Transportation Company's line will shortly resume their route in the grain trade. The Tribune of the 31st states that they expect to start out their fleet of propellers about about the first of next month, and that steps are : being taken to fit" the propellers out and make them ready for business. The line now con sists of nineteen vessels; and are laid up at Ogdensburg, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Chicago. It is to be hoped that these reports are true, for it would give us a daily line of boats each way. Just how much reliance to place upon these reports we cannot say. Rumors similar to this have been started every month since June, and we have seen no boats yet; therefore we are a little wary about believing all that we see in print upon this subject. Duncan City Bencilings. The ISt: Joe was behind time this vreek. The docks arc prettv well covered wl h lumber piles. The tug Crusader left last Tuesday night for Oswego. 4 ' Mr. Crumley will be through '. raf.ing, thi3 week. Mr. A. P. Newton arrived on the Mont gomery from Chleago. Business is quite lively round the wharf lately. Salt and cordwood n good de mand. Richard is getting on well with his new bam. He says he'll probably give a free daucc. Dancing is getting t be out of the ques tion here aoionirour young folks; they pre fer "a canny hour at e'eu." Our young men are r.re practicing box. ing. They think perhaps of going to the Soo" next trip of the Marine. The tug Chas. L. DeCunick while after a tow of logs below the light house, got aground. TheBism irck went to the rescue. The steamer Marine City landed consid erable freight at this port last Saturday for Cheboygan merchants. She carries freight at a very low figure. The following propellers wooded here this week. Columbia, of Montreal, Elmi ra, of Bay City, Marine City, of Detroit John Priegeon Jr. of Port Huron and the Montgomery. The propeller Montgomery pf the Sar nia line, called here Thursday morning, bound down and landed about seventy five tons of merchandise for Cheboygan merchants. The Montgomery will be here again, bound up Tuesday evening next. .We understand that Capt. Benniss Rich ards has sold out the" Duncan House, stock and billiard tables, together with the good will of the business,' to Alexander McCarter of the Meat Market House. The Duncan House djd hot pay very well this season but, it is supposed that Mr. McCar ter with his humorous countenance will make a better success of it." Those among us who went n the ''Soo" excursion on the Marine City, came home well pleased with their trip. The scenery along theSault river, "Soo"Canal and the fort seemed to make quite a favorable Im pression on them. They speak highly of the courtesy shown them by the officers of the boat and particularly of Mr. Mc Clintock the chief steward who exerted himself considerdbly to make the trip en joyable to the excursionists. . Going to Godericii. The dredge which has been at work. here for the past few weeks, belonging to Carkins, Stick ney & Cram, has stopped work here and Is to be taken to Goderich, where the firm ha3 a large contract for dredging. We understand that the firm will bring a dredge from Sheboygan, Wis., to com plete their contract here. . Shipping Notes. There has scarcely been a week since navigation opened that so little shipping has been done as this week. Only two vessel have loaded in the harbor since our last report. Amerietta Moshier loaded with lumber for Chicago by Nelson, Strohn & Co. She cleared on Thursday. . Caviiier,' of Quebec, loaded with tim ber for the Caiiada market by Wm. Mc Rea. She cleared yesterday. SKETCHES OF CHEBOYGAN AND VICINITY. NO II. The location and natural advantages of Cheboygan are such 03 give tangible prophecy of wide enlargement and sub stantial growth. It is is situated in lati tude 45 deg. 45 min. north, and i3 about twelve miles east of the central meridian of the state. Its location is at the mouth of the Cheboygan River, which empties into an indentation in the shore known asMcLeod's Bay. .The entrance of the river is being made sufficiently deep and wide to float and wind the largest lake vessels. Including'present contracts the government ha3 already expended in dredging not less than $60,000, and the work will probably be continued until there is room for a dozen wharfs on each side the river. The village lies in full view of a large expanse of Lake Huron. Directly opposite is the island of Bols Blanc, which stretches in a direction par allel with the main shore-f or fifteen miles. Between the shores of cthe main land and of the island the water has an average width of seven miles, and forms the south passage of the Straits of Macki naw. This is the most direct channel connecting the waters of Lake Huron with Lake Michigan, and with the nu merous vessels usually in sight form a magnificent view. In front stretches the white beach of Bois Blanc, with a back ground of dense evergreens, the till pines and hemlock standing in bold relief against the sky. The atmosphere is usu ally very transparent, and is sometimes in the condition which forms a mirage (771c razhe), by which a counterpart of the Island seems floating in the air, weaving fantastic shapes and waving lines of reflected objects which assume constantly changing forms, or slowly dis appear. By thi3 optical illusion thepass ing vessels appear voyaging in the air, and the distant trees, cut midway in two, vanish slowly away as if their branches had become feathered " wings. To the right is Duncan's Bay, with its fine har bor and projecting docks, which are loaded with snug piles of lumber. The tall smoke-stack3 of the mills roll out the murky breath of the hungry furnaces which, after the manner of such, devour saw dust with an appetite that would as tonlsh Vulcan himself. Further to the right and around a point of land stands the Cheboygan lighthouse, mounted with a revolving lensc of the fourth order. Away to the left in a northwesterly di rection, just beyond the extremity of Bois Blanc, toweis the outlines of Macki naw Island. On a clear day the snow white walls of the fort and its buildings arc clearly seen, with the heights of Fort Holmes and Robinson's Folly as a back ground, while farther to the left is the narrow passage of the straits. Sea views are rarely seen that are finer than those beheld from the cupalas of Cheboygan. At a distance of about three-fourths of a mile from Its mouth, the flow of the river is arrested by a dam which gives about thirteen feet head, affording one of the finest water powers in the state.. But a small fraction of the power is utilized by the saw and flouring mills of Mc Ar thur, Smith '& Co. Locks prevent ob struction to navigation, while over the dam a shute is formed for the passage of logs for the ' mills below. The dam is beneficial not only for the power afford ed, but by increasing the depth of water inland in several lakes and rivers which together form a rather remarkable se ries. About three miles above, the dam is the junction of the Cheboygan arid Black Rivers. Between these points are located three steain saw mills, and the fourth is located about a mile up Black River. The river banks aro high with a sloping ascent. The soil Is a mixture of gravel and clay, the latter predominat ing. Thrilty crops and vigorous growth of timber givo evidence of its , fertility. Ascending Black River, in a southeast direction, about twelve, miles Black Lake is found, a body of water about ten miles in length and six miles wide. Its east ern shore Is within about seven miles of Hammond's Bay or Lake Huron. Near Black Lake is Long Lake, which empties into Black River. A citizen of Cheboygan has secured its use for the culture of white fish. Its watera lite rally swarm with native varieties, afford ing the finest . of angling. Ascending the Cheboygan River, about four miles above the junction, the broad expanse of Mullett's Lake appears in view. It is a most beautiful sheet of water, about twelve miles in length and five in width. Its waters are of crystal clearness and abound with fish. The shores ascend gradually, and beyond are successive rises of ground covered with a vigorous growth of timber. At the head of Mul lett's Lake is the entrance to Indian River, which is three miles in length and forms the connection between Mullett's and Burt Lakes. The latter i3 twelve miles in length and six miles wide. It receives as tributaries Maple and Crooked Rivers. Crooked River proceeds from a lake of the same name, which in turn receives a river which takes its rise within one mile of Little Traverse Bay. A small amount of dredging would open thi3 route for light draft boats into Lake Michigan Tributary to these lakes are several rivers from the south which drain a water shed that may be described by ' drawing a curved line starting from Lit tle Traverse Bay, including a part of Emmett, Otsego, Montmorency Counties, and the whole of Cheboygan County. I The area so included is the equivalent of fifty-three towiistiips, or' 1903 square miles. The principal rivers have nu merous tributaries, thus affording a well watered country. The land has a roll ing surface, diversified with tracts of white and Norway pine, and of beech and maple, interspersed with hemlock. Cedar swales are numerous, and are lit erally packed with fence and telegraph poles, which, however, are not yet cut into lengths. A very large extent of the area mentioned possesses a soil well adapted to farming purposes. With in creasing value of timber this wealth of forest can be easily utilized by means of such ample water communication.' : To all thi3 extent of country Cheboy gan i3 : the natural outlet. The village now numbers a population of above 2,000 is the county seat and in winter is the distributing point for mails and pas sengers for Mackinaw, Prentice Bay, Deteur and points along St. Mary's River. The site of Cheboygan is all that can be desired. The lower part . of the village rests on a bed of clay, the surface of which is covered with a fertile mould that is easily cultivated. By boring to the depth of from thirty to sixty feet ex cellent flowing wells can be obtained. The central and upper parts of the vil lage rest on a higher level, the soil of which consists of a gravel formation mixed with clay. Trial of Strength. Tuesday eve ning quite a number of gentlemen of the village, indulged in a trial of strength and skill, throwing the sledge and pitch ing the stone. We .understand that a prominent attorney came off. champion on throwing sledge, and a well known Main street liquor dealer was victorius at pitching the stone. Mackinaw Matters. : The tug Eva English is laid up for re pairs.., Gen. Whipple,.!!. S. A., and family, are at the Mission. The yacht Idler and North Star are "bobbing around" as usual. Fishing and boating excursions are more in favor than usual. - The hotels have a goodly number of guests, but plenty cf room for more. : The weather is cool and pleasant. Our summer visitors seem to enjoy it hugely. Gens. Weitzel and Poo left here Wednesday on inspection duty around Lake Michigan. Hon. Daniel Goodwin, Circuit Judge, is in town. Court anjourned Wednes day; no business. Hon. F. B. Stockbridge, our resident Minister at the Hague, arrived here on Wednesday to look alter hi3 extensive business interests in this' county. The Catholic society also contemplate holding a fair shortly for the completion of their fine , church. Of the time of holding which we are not informed. Among our recent arrival we notice the names of Mr. Holman, M. C, from Indiana; Mr. Burchard," M. C, from Wis consin, and several others In the same line. ,-.-.---.. The Protestant ladies of the island opened a 44Church Fair', Thursday night; the object of whicli is to raise means to build a Protestant Chapel 'here. They are few in numbers, but seem to possess the energy of a legion, and undoubtedly will be successful. Of course the good people of Cheboygan will interest them selves in the undertaking, and make up an excursion party, come to the island some fine evening, arid give the ladies a call. We warrant them a kind reception, and will guarantee that their "loose change" will be thankfully accepted. ' MlCHILniACKINAC. . (Another Correspondent.) :-. , Hon Judge Holman of Indiana is stop ping with his family at the Old Mission. -- We also notice the names of Gns. Weit zel, Poe and Haynes of the engineer de partment who are on an inspecting tour of light houses. ' - " - Gen. Whipple adjutant general on Gen. Shermans staff Is on the island. The Gen eral is on a pleasure excursion and Is ac companied by his wife, - accomplshed daughter and two sons. : He arrived from Lake Superior ports. It Is not known how long he will remain." Gen. Whipple during the war was adjutant general on Gen. Thomas' staff. ' '. Hon. Mr. Burchard of Wisconsin, who has been on a fishing excursion to Lake Superior . Ishpeming also tarried with us a few dars. From thef report of 1iis nu merous friends whom we met on the is land we can only say that the country is not likely to suffer at his hands when he takes his seat in the next Congress, . Mr. Burchard reports having caught a speck led trout twenty three inches long, with a girth of eleven and a half inches. This story was told to his friends In Mackinac many of whom were somewhat credulous, but as Mr. Burchard had with him Rev. Mr. Reed of Milwaukee and Mr. Jermaln an ex-sheriff of the same state, we suppose wo are bound to believe it. STATE NEWS. i Michigan has 2C6. newspapers and pe- ' riodicals. ; ' ' ' ' Lenawee talks of a county croquet. tournament. .Luther Beecher of Detroit pays C9000 t 4. At i;ity uiies iius year. . . . A 11 Avon tins n nn.il.llnn n.f A fW Art I has 15 lawyers and 20 doctors. ' Two Port nuron boys have stolen the yacht Minnehaha and gone on a tour. Muskegon is building a race track, and Is to have it completed in 1 time for . the Mears'saw mill," at Hears, near. Lud irigton, was burned on the 26th. Loss, T $ 30,000; no Insurance. , . ' Dr. A. B. Palmer has been elected dean in place of Dr. Sager, resigned. The annual conference of;, the M. E. Church far .Western Miffhijrnn wlll'hn held at Battle Creek, September 8. j Duane Doty has received an invitation ,1 .1 L T, l.fl- VT it , o ' iu ivuurcbs uie xriLiu laiionai ocience Association on educational tonins. - i Six prisoners escaped from the jail at Grand Rapid3 Tuesday night.; Thesher- : er . t, rr r- it i t. i The army worm has appeared in the 1 neignoornooa 01 Parian, anu nas aono considerable damage to oats and corn. ' The Eastern Michigan Agricultural Society will hold its next fair on their , grounds at Ypsilanti, Sept. 23, 29, 30 and October 1. ' Sojourncr.Truthhasin press a "Book book is written by Mrs. Frances Titus of Battle Creek; . 1- T.r Ml 1 - 1 i. ' the Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad, has purchased the Commercial Hotel at Owosso. ; The "First of August" was celebrated on Monday by the colored folks in seve- The Adventists have postponed their camp meeting at Battle Creek from the 4th of August until the 10th. It will continue seven days. Mr. H. A. Gardner, chief engineer of the Michigan Central Railroad, died at Chicago on Wednesday, of Bright's dis ease of the kidneys. Edward Magee, a member of the Catho lic Church of Marshall, ha3 brought a $10,000 slander suit against Father Cael lart, the acting priest. ' " fThe saw mill of S. T.' Gunderson & Co., at Portage Lakewas burned on the rriAminn' rvf tVi O IfK T . fin ASW. 1 '"""""o v "" vim., ajvcs, ; qpwjuw, in surance, about $4,000. . . : . The Michigan Conference of the M.' E. Church will be held in Battle Creek, commencing SeDtember 7. : THshnn Snt will preside over the conference. The Treasurer of Eaton County has received a written opinion from the At- tnrnev OpnAr-iil: that V j - v- - vs..? tuuo "jr for a dealer's as well u3 a manufacturer's license before they can sell their beer. Malcolm Campbell of ' Ludington, re-' cently killed in the lumber woods, left his property, about $10,000, to his moth er-in-law. The will is to be contested. Detroit , has 23 public schools, and 35 breweries, for which one might infer that the demand for beer .in the City of the Straits exceeded the demand for brains. Walsh & Eagle's carriage factory at Union City burned at 11 o'clock Monday night It throws 20 men out of employe Copland's saw-mill , at Lapeer, was wholly destroyed by fire on the 31st, and O AAA AAA t , , o,vw,uvA xeet oi lumoer. was aestrnvArf. The loss is upward of $40,000, with but little insurance. . ! . : Over 50,000,000 feet of lor3 will nrnhi. bly be "hung up" on the Muskegon River will make less difference than it other wise to owners. . . . ' . . The prison agent advertises for pro posals for the labor of 100 convicts, in &"63 u icoi Hi" 6ot iuiu iur a penou of from three to ten years. 7 Bids will be received until September 8th. " The lumber shipments from East Sagi naw for July by water are 85,000,000 feet a large excess over the corresponding munui last year, am me total shiDments . for the'season to date are 56,000,000 feet short of this time last year. The number of convicts in the state prison J uly 24 was 7G0, the largest num ber ever reached. Only 460 of these arc employed, there being no work for the remaining 300. Manistee had an $3,000 fire on Sunday 1 morning. , It caught from a stove-pine passing through the roof of Mrs. Sulli- van's boarding-house, r Five other build ings were destroyed. Insurance 5,000. The livery stable of Devine & Allaire has been moved a little tQ. . the north and back from the street, which . adds much to the convenience as well as to the aii- pearanceof the establishment. . ; For Sale. . A first-class organ must-be. sold at e great sacrifice ; $100 can be save J in buy ing, this at once. Inquire by letter c otherwise of . I. .S. Hucsi::3. Cheboygan, August 7. .