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THE .NORTHERN. IIBUNE. MAY ?, i85.
northem Tribune. THURSDAY, MAY 7. 1885. STATE NEWS. The riAxt Stat band tournament will ba held iu Flint ia July. Th State University's new jrymia ium at Ana Arbor will coat $10,000. The ladies of Bis: Rapids have peti tioned the council to refuse all 'liquor bonds. Saloon bonds at Maaistlque have been fixed at $3,000, and druggists' boads at $1,000. . . . The upper penlasula pencil, shoveri will hold a eonveation at Marquette. Jane 2nd. There Is talk of an elocirie street rail way being constructed at Big Rapids this summer. The report that tho 11 hour system is to be restored at Ludington is denied by the mill mea. A Jackson workman found a Spanish quarter of the date of 1532 in a trench five feet below the surface. To the credit of Ann Arbor be it said there is not a copy of either the Police isews or uazette taken there. At Cadillae liqnor bonds have been re duced from $6,0u0 to $3,000. Tke mem bers of the city council got thirsty, Mr. James Lowe of Grand Rapids has iu his possession a handsome ehtst made of English oak and nearly 300 years old. During the past year Lansing has used for sidewalk and other purposes about 32.000 feet of oak and 10,200 feet of pine lumber. It has been determined to rebuild the burned bank block at Marquette. Clear ing away the rubbish has already been begun. v Day & Co., of Boston, take Grand Rap ids' $135,000 city hall bonds, paying $1.05 3 100. Grand Rapids' city debt is $550,000. For tho three months ending-March 31, arrosts to the number of 255 were made by the Saginaw pollee. Of these 20 were females. Mrs. Russ B. Packard, of Adrian, Mich, whose husband died suddenly a tew weeks ago, became ill Thursday and ex pired in a few moments. A large number of acres of tobacco will be planted this season in the vicin ity of Ovid. Michigan will soon nave pare Virginia leal oi her own. A Grand Rapids salooniit located on tony Monroe street says he sells 1,500 pint bottles of beer daily and sometimes 2,000, besides a large quantity by thft glass. Charles E. Wright of Marquette .has been aDoointcd state geologist by the governor, and C. D. Lawton of Van Bur- en county commissioner or mineral sia tistics. . The men working on drives along tho Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Railroad received an accession jte their demand for $2 a day. They were receiving $1 2u and $1 50. Kalamazoo has had a case of typho- malarial fever complicated with mania riius a disease idontical with that waich has prevailed so fearfully in Ply mouth, Pa. The Delta Lumbering Company at v Thompson and the North Shore Lumber lnsr company sltuateaiat soutn warns tiqae, expect to make a larger cut then heretofore. Michael Ryan, ef Jackson, will proba bly succeed C. E. Smart as master me chanic on tne baginaw, uay uuy, aaa Mackinac division ef the Michigan ten tral railway. The test salt well at Ludington is down 2,135 feet, with the drill still in lime reck. The brine increases in strength as the drill proceeds downward on Its course. Ilenry Russell, an Osboda stage driver has been bound over to the loseo eireuit eourt charged with stealing a package containing $500 from Alger. Smith & Co., of Black River. . The Northern Manufacturing company of Boyne Falls has executed a trnst deed to L. J. Rindge, of Grand Rapids, and Charles Root, of (Detroit, me concern , will close its business. The annual convention of the W. C. T. IT. of Michigan will be held at Albion May, 19-22 Miss Frances E, Willard, Dr. Ilenry a. Keynoias ana aiiss Anna uor don will be present and, make addresses The Messrs Little, who operated a peppermint farm in Eggleston township Muskegon county, last year, maae sncn a good thing of it that they will ge into the business on a large scale this year. On the Au Sable river 127,000,000 feet of logs are banked, a decrease of 17 per cent on the produet of last year. The Mnskeron district report shows 117,800, 000 feetof logs but slightly varying irom the output or 1S84. County Treasnrey Stebbins, of Kent county, who owns a fine peach farm at Sparta, says mere are many live duos ami ha exnacts a small cron. One hun dred peach trees are winter killed out of a total orchard oi 1.000. Port Huron's electric light hasn't got used to business yet, and Its wires cross ed with telephone wires Tuesday night of last week burning the switchboard in the central office, setting fire to a stable and demoralizing the light. The Saginaw carge lumbar market is rnnrtAd dull and but little doiar. The yard trade, however, is exceptionally active, ine cargo manti i axpRtieu to pick up as soon as the-active move ment of lumber vj lane commences. There will be a summer school at the Ptate Normal, Ypsilantl, cemmeneing nonaay juij uiu uuu iuhuuuimk oi. weeks. Instruction will be given in the common branches, Latin, Greek , and mathematics, philosopy and drawing. Instructors, Geo. B. Hodge, H. T. Coo and W.H. Brooks. The test salt well at Bay City has been abandoned after going tfown 2.800 feet. aud the tubing is being removed, pre paratory to plugging the well at a depth of about 1,800 feet, where pumping brine from the first salt strata will be contin ued. - The Muskegon News states that sales on. the dock in that city have been made on a basis of $S a thousand for piece stuff, and two cargoes have been sold in Chicago at $0.50 which is an addition of $1.50 a thousand freight rate. It must be understood that this Is for dry lum ber. The going price, for dry stock makes the basis fer green $7' for pieee stuff at Muskegon, and $8.50 in Chicago. William Byrnes, a well-to-do Clinton County fanner, has a sheep with a shear ing record hard to beat. It is a regis tered merino ram, Greeley, and sheared at the shearing festival recently 31 lbs and 0 oz. The sheep is 9 years old, and has sheared as follows: At 1 year old 17 lbs 4 oz; 2 years, 27 lbs 8 oz; 3 years. 29 lbs 8 oz; 4 years 30 lbs: 5 years. 29 lbs o oz; C years, 28 lbs 9 oz; 7 years 28 lbs 14 oz; 8 years, 31 lbs 4 oz; 9 years, 34 lbs 9 oz; making a total of 2ou lbs 13 oz. in 9 years, or about 28 lbs a year. The official canvass of the votes east at the late state election was completed at Lansing Tuesday of last week by the board of State canvassers and shows a majority of 29,931 for Allen B. Morse over Thos. Cooley for justice of the su preme court. The totals and pluralities of the regents are as follows; Chas. S. Draper (Rep) 138.353. Alvin V. McAlyay. (Rep) 130,600; Chas. R. Whitman (Fus), 155,022; Meses VT. Field. (Fus), 154,435; Latkrep S. Ellis (pro) 14,900; Frank B. Cressy (pro) 14,554. Plurality for Whit man, 17,209; plurality for Field 16,080. A Ts'w Industry. There is now it process of construc tion in Pullman City a plant for the manufaeture of what is called terra cotta lumber, although why the word lumber is used in this connection is not plain, neither the fact that it is capable of being cut with a saw nor the fact that sawdust is an agent in its construc tion entitling it to such u classification. By one of those happy ideas which seem more the result ef accident than design it occurred to the inventor that common brick clay might be rendered light, porous, elastic (to a certain ex tent) and capable of being worked with cutting tools by mixing wet clay with an equal bulk of sawdust, molding It in to certain forms after the manner prac ticed ia the manufacture of brick and afterwards subjecting the mixture to a sufficiently high temperature to entire ly consnme the sawdust. The final step in the process, that of baking the clay for the purpose of hardening it and at the same time consuming the sawdust, causes a curious change in the condi tions of the original substance. The gaseous products of combustion evolved from the burning sawdust produces an effect on the clay very similar to that produced in dough by the action jof the yeast; the gases expand the clay around each particle of sawdust aud finally force their way out of It, leaving it in a po rous condition resembling more than anything else well raised and baked bread, excepting that the pores or cells in the clay are more regular in size, the size of these pores depending upon the size of the particles of sawdust. By varying the proportions of sawdust in the clay a substance of any degiee of porosity or solidity 1 may be obtained from a substance almost as dense as common brick to one as light as wood. gft As originally made the mixture of clay and sawdust was molded into long blocks or logs and afterwards sawed and cut into the shapes desired, which was probably the reason for its being called lumbtr, but this.crude method soon gave place to the better one of melding the mixture at once into the desired form thus avoiding an unnecessary amount of work. The poions brick slab' or tile, which results from this process has desirable dualities as a material for building pur poses. As ordinarily made its weight is compared with a common brick is as 8 to 20. It is a non conductor of heat. Nails can be driven through it without cracking it, and it resists all changes of temnerature without disintegration, in addition to these advantages its porous surface and cellular structure enables plaster or cement to adhere to its sur face with great tenacity without crack ing; a manifest advantage for either outside or inside work. By the use of this material the Inte rior of dwellings may be rendered abso lutely fire proof at a very little addi tional cost over the ordinary method of construction. Slabs or planks of the material can be nailed to the sides and ceiling of a room, furnishing an even snrface for the after application of plas ter, and the floor may if desired be cov ered with a coat of asphalt on which while hot. ornamental wood flooring may be placed making ene of the best possible floors. The low cost of manufacture enables this substance to compete successfully with common brick as a material for house building, and it seems capable of adapting itself to a great variety of pur. poses not neve enumerated. The clay which is used in the manu facture of this perous terra cotta has heretofore been a refuse material' not available either for the manufaeture of Are or common bricks and is exceeding ly abundant in many localities, and the other material er agent (sawdust) used in the manufacture is also a waste sub stance; there is no reason therefore, why it cannot be produced so cheaply as to bring it into general use and thus form the basis for a large industry. We are glad to note that it furnishes a means of utilizing a waste product of the lumber business which has been a nnisance to the mill owner. Northwestern Lumber man. ' TIi JHkIi-KukIi Cranberry. W. D. Boynton in Philadelphia Tress. This is a singularly neglected shrub. Those who are familiar with it must admit that it combines the ornamen tal and useful to a high degree. It usd to ,b a common siVht in New England' valleys, and, for aught I know, is still.lt ia quite plentiful in vr ai r:i: iit" jurwiern miciiigan anu Wisconsin. Notwithstanding its nraralenco and many good qualities, it is seldom iuuiiu umameuung more man its na tive hillside. Its beautiful red fruit clings to the branches until way along into tho Winter. When viewed against a background of everirreens tho effect is most tleasinc. Thev usually grow in clumps, like the lilac, but can v be trained into snug little fr.no ntitU 1 fPl novo nviiuttiiuilVU kUUS. X lit) J aru very hardy. Thev seldom crow on marshy land, but love a sloping kMU,V7 1 T f uuiaiuv iivui watercourse, i. nuvu transplanted them into my garden for their fruit, which is of excellant quality after you get rid of the ex- tremeiy large seeds, Were it not for this drawback, the fruit would equal that of the ordinary cranberry. There is a vast difference between the bushes of different looalities in this respect. By propagating from those that have the smallest seeds, with the aid of good care and culti vation, a vast improvement may be worked upon the wild stock. To sav nothing of its fruit, it is abundantly wortny its place in the lawn or yard. STORY OP A BOTTLE. A Love Letter frem Mid-ocean Reaches Its Destination. From the Boston Herald. A sea captain relates that on June 4, 1884 the schooner K. Dowers, Cap tain Thompsons bound from Glouces ter to Messina, was pitching about in a long ocean Bwell in latitude 42 40, longitude 00 47. We had made a good run thus far but in this particular day struck a dead calm. There was little to do, except to watch tho vessel and whistle for wind, and several schemes were invented by the officers to pass away the time. The second mate of the schooner, Mr. Cruikshank, had loft a sweetheart at home, and naturally his mind drifted across the watery waste to her bright eyes. Noticing his preoccupied man ner, the captain's wife suggested that he send his love a-message frem the sea. The idea seemed a good one. lie wrote a note, enclosed it in an envelope, addressed it to the young lady at Big Broek,Capo Breton, en closed the whole in a bottle and threw it overboard. There was great speculation at tho time as to where the bottle would bring up; but in a few hours a breeze sprung up, and, in working the ves sel, all thoughts of the bottle and its contents were forgotten. The schoon er in due time arrived at Gloucester, and Mr. Cruikshank started for Cape Breton. His arrival was expected, but his astonishment may be imagin ed when his lady love brought forth fhe identical bottle which the mate had thrown into tke sea, and pro duced the note contained therein. The story of the drift was a singular one. It had been picked up on the shores of Little Dover Bay, on the East end of Nova Scotia, after a drift of forty-one days' duration, and the finder sent it to the young lady. An other singular circumstance connec ted with the finding of the Bottle was the fact that the finder turned out to be a near relative of Mr. Cruikshank, although they never had sen each other. A Very Novel Wager. Frem the Kingston Freeman. A novel wager was made in Middle town the other day between a young lawyer and a gentleman engaged in buiiness in New York. Each is the father of a boy baby, of which he is very proud, and the conversation hap pening to turn npon the youngsters each father was emphatic in his as sertions that his offspring was larger and more promising than that of Tiis friend Tho outcome of tho talk was an agreement that each should de posit 8100 in the saving bank, there to remain with principal and interest untouched, until both tho babies have attained the age of 21 years. On at taining this majority each of the ba bies is to bo weighed, and the one tipping the scales at tho greatest weight ia to bo entitled to the $200 and interest. Thel'eof orthe World. New York Sun. A little east of the narrrow tract now in dispute between "Russia and Afghanistan is that extensive protu berance called by the natives the Pamir, or tho Roof of tho World. This wonderful plateau, furrowed by deep valleys, through which flow tho head streams of great rivers, is the loftiest in tho world, and stretches away far some hundreds of miles from 10,000 to 1,000 fect above the b It is an elevated isthmus connecting those almost impossible mountain sys tems of Asia, the ThianShan and Altia on the north with tha Hindoo Koosh and Himalayas on the south. Here history places tho cradle of European races. Here lived our Aiyan forefathers, who, leaving the Pamir slopes, followed crreat rivers westward! and finally pastured their herds in Europe. Thither are return ing now their descendants, the Slavs and Anglo-Saxons, sooner or later to contend for tho supremacy of Asia upon tne nistono ground frem which their primitive nrocrenitors arcr be. lioved to have migrated. . Turned the King's Iloud From the Chester Chronicle. It is related that one day George Heriot had been sent for by the King, whom he found seated in one of the rooms at Holyrood before a fire com posed oi cedar or some other perfum ed wood, which cast a pleasant fra grance around, and the King mention ed incidentally that it was quite as costly as it was agreeable. "If your majesty will visitAme at my booth in Parliament Close," quoth Heriot, "I will show you a fire more costly than that." "Say you so!" said the King; "then I will," On doing so he was surprised to find that Heriot had only a coal fire of the usual kind. "Is this then your fire?" asked the KiBg. 'Wait your highness, till I get my fuel," replied Heriot, who from an lu cabinet took a bond for $2000 which ho had lent to James, and, lay ing it on tho fire ,ho asked laughing ly, "Now whether is your majesty's fire in Holyrood or mine the most costly?" "Certainly yours, Master Heriot!" replied the King. CHEBOYGAN SHIP YARD, W. H. JIUNKEU, Proprietor. Tugs, Lighters, Row Boats, Etc. Built to order on short notice. Repairing of all Kinds Promptly attended to. 'All kinds of timber in abundance. Plenty o( yard room and a largo force of skilled work men. Work done promptly and in a satisfac tory manner, Yard East Side Hirer, Opp. Baker's lock, SMYTH &C0. AND DEALERS IN Watches, Clocks, Jo.wcry, Silverware, Hank and School Hooks, Wall Paper, Window Shades, &c. - II0TELL BLOCK, CHEBOYGAN, - - MICH. A PRIZE.; Send six cts. for postage and receive, free a costly box of goods which will help you to more monev rlc-tat awav than anything- else In this world. All. of either sex, succeed from first hour. The broad road to fortune opens before the workers, absolutely sure. At once add r? Tunic & Co., A ugusta,Me. Island Home Stock Farm, 4 Crosso lie, Wayne Co., Mlch.:i SAVAGE & FAKNUM, TitorniETOita. .1 ' LMW J 3 IMPORTED Percheron Horses. All stock selected from the jret of sires and data f established renti Ution snd registered In Uw rrench ana American stud hooks ISLAND HOME ts bsatitifully situated at the head of Gnro Il n the Detroit River, ten miles below the City, snd s acnenlble by railroad and steamboat Visitors not familiar with the location may call at city office, 5 Campan IJuildinir, and an escort will accompany them to the farm. Send fur catalogue, free by mail. Address, Savaub & Kaknuh, Detroit, Mich. more money than at anything else by taking n agency for the best sailing book out. Beginners succeed grandly. None fall. Hallxtt Hook Co , Portland, Malnq mm ationers; Pure "Drugs ! Olio m 1 cal DYE STUFFS. Perfumery, DressinK.vases ana ' Florentine Statuary' AT THE PEOPLE'S DRUG STORE CASE & PERRIN. Propritxors. in presents given away. Sem. us 5 cents post Dire, and by mull Tun will out frci nnfl;. ' ace of irooda of larire value.. that will start you in work that will at one bring you In money faster than anything elso In America. All about the f 200.000 in prizes in each box. Agents wanted everywhere, of eith er sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spa ro time only, to work for us at ibeir own home, Fortunes for all workers absolutely apsured. Don't delay. H. Hallett & Co. rortland.M( Michigan (Tentral The Niagara Falls (Route. Skaclclzia-w SDIvlsieaa.. TRAINS NOItTlT. 8TATION3. Ai'kiuuw HP'"P''S1 Chicago.... lv 1" AO p m Jackson 1 25 am Saginaw City U 25 Buffalo H HQ P m Toledo 0 00 a Detroit 8 30 Bay City,. v lOOpm I'mconnlng... ITS BtandUh 58 15 A leer 2C0 West Branch 3 SO "... KoRCoramon 4 .l Grayling,... 5 20 OtL'noLake.. 6 u" ' Caylord...- 6 at) ' Vanderbllt..... f0 Wolverine.... 7 15 ... Indian Ulyer 7 40 ... '.',' Toninabce 7 61 Mullet Lake 8 07 4'heboygnn 8 "5 Freedom Mnrklnaw C'y : 9 00 .... sorTTHW aV U. STATIONS. is. 1. ex press. Mackinaw City. freedom , Cheboygan.....-.., Mullet Lake ... Topinabeo,...,... Indian Kivei Wolverine, Vanderbllt Gay lord Otsego Lake.... Grayling Itosceramon, . . . . West Branch,...., Alger tandlsh Vinconning, Bay City Detroit - Toledo, Buffalo... . .. . 985 9 48 10 02 " 10 15 " 10 35 11 00 ' 11 23 11145 " I 00pm 1 87 " 2 35 3 10 " 3 45 " 4 08 ft 00 " ViiO " II 3P 7 fOa'm Saginaw City , Jackson , 6 fxi pm tt 45 ' Chicago, 7 do a in All traihs run by Nmetlteh Meridian or Cn tral standard Time. Close connections atali Junction points. 0. W. RUGGLES, Gen. Pass. & Ticket Ag't, Chicago H. E. Worcester, Ag't, Cheboygan. Grand Kapids & Indiana Railroad TIME TABLE. In effect Jan. 11, 1885. Trains run by l tn tral Standard Tlmu. GOINQ NOHTH STATIONS. No. 3. I No. 6. Cincinnati Richmond, , Ft. Wayne ....lv '40 a m 7 15 p ir. ttfiS ' 1 60 a m 2 50 ' 53 710 ' 9 20 ' 10 25 12 04, a iu 105 p ut 140 5J0O 810 8 20 7 20 " 910 ' i ) a ro 123 p m 145 " ,.v..ar ,...lv , ar lv Kalamazoo, Orand Kapi'dsT!"V Howard City.-.""!'." Big Bapids, IteedCity CadIllac.....V."'.7.V."".'.' Petoskey Mack. City 82 BO 4S 00 " 40 M 84 " 26 :?fl lv nr lo 10 lv .....ar4 10 a m 40 " GOINQ SOUTH. STATIONS. No. 6. No. 8. Mack. City Petoskey Cadillac Reed City-!.'.! ZZ"'.. Big Ka pid a ZZ.'.'Z." Howard City. Grandltaplds Kalamazoo Wayno..?.'.V.V.V.V.'.V. Richmond !. Cincinnati li 10 p m 1 loam 40 " 8 0 7 45 7 45 ' 8 15 (S ' 10 J ' It 41 ' 1 :H P i 00 5 65 pin . lv 0 00am ..ar 7 45 ar 11 25 " .lv 11 35 " . ar 12 45 p m lv 1 05 ,.ar 1 84 " 2 29 ,.ar 4 0 ..lv 4 35 .ar 3 ..lv 60 M ..ar 10 40 a ru ..lv IS 05 " ..ar 4 05 7 85 No. fl loaves Mackinaw City daily, except Sunday. No. 8 except Saturdays. No. 8hnr chair car Traverso City and Walton Junction to Urand Rapids and parlor sleeping car Gran Knplds to ClncinHttl. No. 8 has Woodruff sleeping car Mackinaw City to Orand Rapids , C. T. LOCK WOOD, General Passenger Agent W.UeAU&rtKXEB, AgentJJacklnaw City.