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e have not for some year visited
thin place, but the reports of unwont
cil activity there flying through tl
air aro uot without foundation. AI
vray excepting Marquette, we hav
considered A'Anso as the most prom
uent placo ou the Bouth shore of Lake
Superior from. the head of the Lake
to the Sault Ste. Marie, and one where
there will, from its very natural loca
tion and centre command a large
amount of local traffic. "Much of the
oro from the west end of the Mar
quctte iron range will naturally be
shipped in that direction, and new
fields of enterprise opened. While
we should at all times be pleased to
do tho entire shipping of iron from
Marjuctte, if such a thing were poss
lble, we cannot but wish a hearty sue
cess to the warm friends aud large
hearted men who are the principal
promoters and assistants in the new
improvements and developments. Wi
1 . 1 . .1 M ...
learn inai mo saie or lots at the pro
posed terminus of the railroad is very
brisk, and we look for the building up
at L'Anse of no pasteboard town, but
ono of having the genuine vim and
nonuity. oeverai oi our own young
men of the right stripo are locating
there, and are bound to do well.''
Marquette Jfiniiig Journal.
The Last Child.
The venerable Mrs. Mary Chase
Barney was struck with paralysis in
her right side last Monday. She has
been confined to her bed for the last
eighteen months from the effects of
paralytic stroke. The venerable lady,
now in her eighty-eighth year, is i
daughter of Samuel Chase of Mary
land, a Judge of the Supreme Court,
and a signer of the Declaration of In
uppenuence, ana the nst surviving
child of any of the signers of that in
ftrument. It is a strange coincidence
that the last surviving signer, Charles
Carroll of Carrollton, should have
been of Maryland, and now tho last
surviving child of any signer is of
Maryland ; and it is also a fact that
the last surviving widow of any signer
was of Maryland, who was Mrs. Han
nah K. Chase, widow of Samuel Chase.
She died in 1818.
Jury Brokers.
Frauds have been perpetrated re
cently by the substitution of jurors,
which, it is thought, will result in
many new trials. Judgo Abel, of the
Criminal Court, sentenced P. J. Hus
sep,i a jury broker, to ten days' im
prisonment and $50 fine, and Henry
Jones, for falsely representing Lewis
Ilartmann as a juror, 8100 fine. The
Judgo regretted that tho law was not
more explicit for the puiiMinicnt of
misdemeanors of this kind, but hoped
that if ever before a similar attempt
was made to corrupt the integrity of
the jury box all persons inclined to
engage in this speculation should take
warning by the case of Johns. Xew
Orleans paper.
Steamboat Explosion.
Tho steamer Chautauqua, Capt.
Murray, exploded her boiler last Mon
day afternoon while wooding at Whit
ney's Landing, six miles below Mays
ville. About thirty passengers were aboa rd.
Nearly all are wounded or dead. The
engineer was not abnard, and tho fire
man was running the engine at tho
timo of the explosion. Tho cause is
not known. The boiler has been in
use since May last.
Harrier in W Wellington.
In an affray between one McCarthy
and one Harden on the night of tho
14th, five pistol shots were fired
by Harden. Three of them took
effect, and McCarthy died a few min
utes afterward. There had been an
old feud between the two and when
they met on the street they came to
blows almost instantly. Harden was
terribly beaten about tho head, and
after having his wounds dressed was
taken to the guard house.
Corunna was horrified Saturday
week with the news that Mr. Converse,
a prominent citizen of that place, Lad
committed suicide by shooting himself
with a revolver. The following are
the particulars of tho unfortunate af
fair, partly related by himself: On
Saturday, shortly after noon, Mr. Con
Terse started for a field of corn near
his dwelling, with the- intention of
shooting himself there. A neighbor
passing by called to him several times
and finally succeeded in getting him to
the roadside, where, after asking a few
questions, the neighbor drove on. Mr.
Converse then went into the bay-loft
f bis barn, where, after writing some
natter in a book, he pat the revolver
near his car and fired. Tht shot
knocked him senseless for a little time,
and ft? r rcove ring, ht ntnet tt& un-
""""' " uuru uo-r nearest ins ren
uencc. ilo then fell to the floor and
attracted attention by pounding rn tl
side of tho barn. A servant girl d
n m mm u person was nurt an
summoned tho aid of two- men passing
by, who found Mr. Converse and car
ricd him to his house. Medical an
surgical aid was immediately sum
moncd, but so far no aid has been giv
en the unfortuuate man, savo a tern
porary relief from pam. An effort
was made to extract tho ball, but
owing to its unknown position it was
abandoned. Up to the present writin
Mr. Converse has leen failing and no
hopes of his recovery are entertained
The cause of this terriblo sclf-des
truction is supposed to be his financial
troubles, which are said to bo very
complicated. For some time past his
troubles have been working constantly
on his mind and resulted in tho dread
ful resolve and the inoro dreadful car
rying out of the determination. M
Converse has been long a resident of
that city. He was formerly Kegister
of Deeds of Saginaw couity. At
the time of his rash step ho was cn
gaged in the hardware business.
A Ghostlr Ball of Fire.
William Pritchard, a negro of only
15 years, in jail at Townsonton, Md.
condemned to death for the murder of
his child, has been visited by a Baltt
more American reporter, who says :
The most singular thing about the
boy is that he is what is called bv
Spiritualists, a natural 'medium.'
He says that he was entirely tin
conscious of the gift himself until about
two years ago, when ho accidentally
discovered that he could make a tabl
dance about by putting the tips of his
fingers on it.
He is not a Spiritualist, for the rea
son that he knows nothing of Spiritu
alism ; but there is something peculiar
in his physical organization that gives
him control over forces that are not un
derstood by meu of science. It used to
be his evening solace to sit on his bed,
on the floor of his cell, and placing his
bench in front of him, make it dance
and caper about by dramming on it
with the tips of his fingers.
On Sunday evening, a week ago,
however, thcro was an incident accur
red which has put an end to all his
play with spirits. About 9 o'clock
Mr. Linzey, the Deputy Warden.
card a terrific screaming in tho low
er tier of cells, where the colored pris
oners aro confined. Supposing that
some of the prisoners had broken out
and were trying to escape, he seized
is pistol and ran down stairs, cxpect-
ng to encounter some desperate ruf
fians who had broken the bars of their
He found the cells all safely locked,
but the inmates in tho greatest terror.
'ritchard was scrcamins "murder !"
murder P and in tho most frantic
manner appealing to God and man for
mercy. When he had become suffi
ciently calm to givo an accout of what
happened, ho told Mr. Linzey that he
had been sitting playing with his
bench as usual, when suddenly there
was something like a warm breath of
air swept in through tho window and
rolled along the floor like a ball of
He sprang from his bed, but the
instant ho touched the floor it seemed
to get under his feet, and to follow
him as ho jumped about trying to get
away from it. Ho related the story
to the reporter in language singularly
accurate and appropriate. Said he,
"If I had been lying down and dozing
I would have supposed it was all im
magination ; but I was sitting up with
my wits all about me, and not think
ing of anything of the sort." Sinco
then, he says, ho has been afraid to
touch his bench with his fingers, or to
make the least motion that might in
vite another visit from the terrible ap
parition. The Bodle of ItTr. Gates
his Wife Found.
The mystery surrounding the mis
sing Gates and his wife, supposed to
have been drowned in Gull Lake near
Kalamazoo in May last, is now solved.
The bodies have been found. The
body of Mr. Gates was found lying on
the shore, where it had evidently
floated, on Saturday week. The body
of Mrs. Gates was found along the
shore Sunday, not a very great dis
tance from that of her husband. They
had evidently been in the water a long
time Tho bodies have been buried.
All search had long ago been aban
doned, and the people patiently wait
ed for- the waters to give up
their , d:ad. The bodies wero
found within a very few rods of whore
the boat lay on tho morning after ' the
drowning. Mr. , Gatei' body, which
came up first, seemed considerably
bloated, so that the clothes were very
tight. The right sleeve of. his. shirt
ww torn oil. One side of the face
seemed to have been picked at, and
waa considerably .decomposed, but
Otherwise it waa only bloated. The
body of Mrs. Gnti ws found only
l.v.tlA.l i 1 . .
about six rods away from whero Mr.
(Jates body was recovered; this was
on tho north eido of tho lake, uear
Thomaa' mill. Tho clothes she had
on her when drowned were nearly all
torn off, aud her body was much
The Grand llapids Eagle of the
15th says : About half-past 3 this
morning a fire broko out in a store
owned by Michael Slotmacher, near
tho corner of Walbridge and Ottawa
streets. J ho flames soon commumea
ted with Mr. Slotmacher's dwelling,
south of the store, and to a house on
the north owned by him, but occupied
by a man named Baker. Scarcely any
of the furniture or goods in these thrco
buildings were saved, tho occupants.
who wero in bed, barely having suffi
cient timo to escape. The building
next on tho south of Mr. Slotmacher's
owned by J. II. Martin and occupied
by Frank Uabcock, caught fire and
was pretty much ruined. Another
small! dwelling on Walbridge street
the property of 3Ir. Slotmacher, occu
pied by J ohn Daugherty, was burned
Mr. Daugherty formerly lived in Spar-
t i," where he was burned out and lost
nearly all the property ho had. This
second misfortune is a serious matter
with him. Mr. Slotmacher's loss on
the buildings and store is about $.'1,000;
insured for about $1,350. Martin's
oss on building, and others on . fund
ture. about $1,000: insurance not
Coal "tit no Horrors.
PiTTSTox, IVnn., Aug. 14. A fire-
lamp explosion occurred this morning
in the Kagle shaft, by which Uenfamin
Davies was instantly killed, aud 20
men imprisoned behind the debris,
with no means of escape until cleared
away, ine men are probably dead,
or will be before they are reached.
Of the 20 men working in the mine,
18 were employed on a new gangway
and are imprisoned by tho falling roof.
Three others, working in other parts
of the mine, escaped uninjured.
Scraxtox, Pa., Aug. 14. The
bodies of five of the victims of the
Pittston disaster have been recovered.
A large force of men aro at work re
moving the debris, and every effort is
making to recover the bodies of tho
others, who are now known to bo 12
in number.
Near Eddyville, Iowa, on Friday
week, Wm. Briggs, intending to re
open an old coal shaft, sent his boh
and daughter to dip out water. The
son went down a ladder and was suffo
cated by firo damp. The sister not
hearing him also descended. Uriggs,
bis brother, and a hired man, not
hearing the children, also descended,
one after another, and all were suffo
cated. Sinking of a Hail road Embank
in en t.
Tho Greenville correspondent to
the Detroit Free Press, of Aug. ICth,
"At 4 o'clock this afternoon tho em
bankment at Trufount's mill and across
the corner of Muskalungo Lake, on
the grade of tho Detroit, Lansing &
Lake Michigan Railroad, two hundred
feet in length, sunk under thirty feet
of water, and is sinking at this writing.
Tho filling was completed, and men
wero moving tho track or the dummy
cars, when, feeling tho bank pinking
under them, they fled for safety, and
in five minutes tho whole bauk was
covered with water. Mr. Brown, ono
of the contractors, was on the ground,
and says it will postpone tho comple
tion of tho road to Howard only two
Fate of Eating Ice Cream
The Kev. Elkan Hcrzman, Pastor
of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Chi
cago, having failed to comply with the
regulations requiring all Israelites to
fast strictly one day during tho past
week, by eating ico cream, the congre
gation are determined to remove him.
Last week Sunday morning another
Babbi occupied hw desk and an affray
ensued during which ono of the leading
officers of tho Church seized Mr.
Hcrzman, divesting him of his sacer
dotal robes, and conducted him to tho
door with instructions to leave, threat
ening to kick him out if ho returned.
Hcrzman complained at Polico Head
quaatcrs, but was informed that they
could do nothing. He threatens to
prosecute for one ycar4s salary and as
sault. 1
Shooting Affray. ,
A fight occurred at Crab Orchard,
Kentucky, on the ICth, between Geo.
Dallings and Grove Kennedy, in which
one shot wa fired. But iho parties
were sepcra'ted withoat serious injury.
The next night two fir lends of Ken
nedy, one named Geo. Best, met Dal
lings at the Harden House, Crab Or
chard, and a fight ensued, revolvers
being used freely.' Dallings was mor
tally wounded, and has since died.
Frank Smith, who was the only pec-
tator of tLo affray, received two shots,
and was instantly killed, and 1'est
was severely wounded. Tho light
was tho result of an old feud.
Murderous' Assault.
As Alderman Cuddy, of New York,
was about closing tho Kssex Market
Police Court ou the 13th, a tall, strong
Irishwoman approached the desk. An
officer with a prisoner followed. As the
woman removed a shawl from her head
the Alderman uttered an exclamation.
The eye was closedaiM tho lid puffed
out to the size of a hen's eirir. A
long strip of flesh dagled from tho
right eyebrow. Both cheeks were
covered with gashes two and threo
inches long, filled with clotted blood.
Her throat was also scratched and
bloody. She charged that her hus
band Patrick Daly had beaten and
kicked her. Daly was committed.
A letter from a gentleman at Quin
cy, Florida, to the Augusta Ga., Chron
icle speaks in tho most enthusiastic
terms of the merits of tho Swedish
laborers recently arrived in Georgia
aud Florida. The following is a para
graph from the letter : "I have had
one with me since last October. From
the first day he picked as much cotton
as any hand in tho field ; made tho
host tl reman that 1 ever had around a
sugar furnace; beat all the hands at
splitting rails, and is as good a plow
man as there is on the farm. The
bo-t of all is, he never drinks, lies or
steals, and he is but a type of the bal-
auce of them.''
A IVew Sensation.
Galveston, Texas, is excited over
the appearance of an immense orang
outang in its vicinity. The animal is
escribed as being about seven feet
igh and covered from head to foot
with a thick coating of hair. Its eyes
ehino like fire, and it boasts of a dou
ble row of murderous looking teeth.
When last seen it had in one hand a
large crooked stick, and under one arm
young calf apparently just killed.
A hunting party has been organized
to capture or kill the monster.
Attempt at Lynching:.
Demonstrations have been made
upon the llockford, 111. jail for the
purpose of seizing and lynching tho ne
gro who committed an outrage upon
the little daughter of the Kev, Mr. Wal
ton, but none proved successful. It is
said that other attempts will follow.
On tho 12th the Sheriff swore in as
special deputies several men who were
engaged in the first attempt to Bccurc
the negro for the purpose of lynching
News Items. .
Cap. Hall's arctic ship polaris ar
rived at Holstcnbcrg July 31.
All is quiet at Fiji. Tho new gov
ernment is working satisfactorily.
John T. Taitt, of Philadelphia, died
Monday week.
Tho missing mail steamer . Espen,
from Cadiz, has arrived at Havana.
She broke her shaft and was nine days
under sail.
New Zealand citizens arc determined
to form a joint stock whaling company
to compcto with American whalers in
those waters.
Largo beds of coal being opend in
Ohio county Ky., along tho line of tho
Elizabethtown and Paducah llailroad,
are attracting tho attention of tho cit
izens oY Louisville as affording tho
probable source of a steady supply of
fuel not subjet to the accidents of river
Edward LaPointe was arrested in
Saranac, Ionia county, on the 12th, for
horso stealing in Jackson County,
early in May. ,
Hillsdale College is in want of funds
and its friends aro appealed to for aid.
John Jones forged Elijah Kcason's
name to an order for $23 25, and got
the money at Howell. He was arefcted
and committed.
Tho officers of tho Livingston county
Agricultural Society aro making pre
parations for the largest and best fair
that was" oyer held in that county.
' It was expected that tho last rail be
tween Lansing and Detroit would be
laid on Wednesday.
Mike Murry, a desperado, stabbed a
man in Clair county a few day ago
inflicting serious injuries. Mike is now
in Midland jail.
Michigan contains C,l 11 lakes within
its boundaries.
In 18G4 there were fourteen dailies
in Boston, and now thcro only eight.
Tho largest watermelon brought to
the Mobile, Ala,, market this season
weighed 57 3-4 pounds.
A boulevard around Utica, New
i or is proposed, it will make a
drive a trifle over eight miles in length.
An old lady, writing to her son out
west, warns him to beware of bilious
saloons and bowel alleys.
A baby who kisses its mother and
fights its father, may be said to be
partial to ma and martial to pa. ,
The American "Shakers' are organ
izing ' missions to the heathen," and 2
lmvn hcirun bv sendii)!' an elder to
O o
Tho corn crop is so abundant in
Jasper county, Mo., that farmers are
offering to bargain their corn on tho
stalk at 10 ceuts per bushel.
A young man who inquired as to
what business would enable him to oc
cupy a high position in society, was
advised to try the roofing -business.
Tho lions and leopards of Central
Park aro fed once, a day; monkeys
twice: the keepers thrco times. Is
thcro a Darwin among the Conimis
sioncrs t 1
The cheerful grasshopper is not a
burden to the planters of Georgia and
Alabama. He destroys the grass that
infests the cotton-fields, and -saves la
bor thereby.
Terrc Haute, Ind., has a law against
hitching horses to shade trees, and
case is to bo tested whether a man can
be arresled for hitching his horso to
his own shade tree.
San Francisco papers report that a
grayback whale, 80 feet in length, was
thrown upon the beach, between Fort
Point and Seal Bock, in a high tide,
on the evening of tho 30th' ult., and
was captured.
A Boston physician says that four
young girls, full of intelligence and
promise, have been killed outright by
the severity of the tasks imposed upon
them in a high school in that vicinity.
General Ilartmann, Governor of
Strasburg, has just forbidden the la
dies of that city to wait henceforth at
the stations for the purposo of offer
ing assistance to French soldiers re
turning to France.
A Sacramento man gave a young
lady a lottery ticket, which afterward
drew $300. Ho then went and told
her that it had drawn $30 and asked
her to go halves with him. She con
sented and cave him tho ticket for
It has been decided to consolidate
into one instituting the Homeopathic
Melical College, the Women's Medi
cal College and the Homocpathic Hos
pital of Cleveland, and also 'to aban
don the present buildings and erect
more commodiosu hospital buildings
nearer the heart of tho city.
Tho grape crop in Missouri is enor
mous this season, and prices are re
duced to a very low figure.
It is said that Alfred llussell Wal
lace, an eminent traveler and ornitho
logist in England, is to be created
New Advertisements.
New Store,
New Goods,
Possessed of experience of several yean,
Tho publlo need not entertain any fears
That the goods we hare on hand are of the best kind
Is truth in particular, which we hope you'll boar in
niind. '
Selected and purchased by an experienced hand,
We aro not afraid to take our stand, ' 1
Knowing the goods to give satisfaction, '
Being first class, and at a groat reduction.
Tho wants of the public we are bound to supply,
And all competition we hereby defy.
Our senior partner being a reaidont below,
la always on the ground to buy Tory low;
Rcndy to purchnso when goods are advancing,
WithhoUliog his purchases when they are collapsing
Giving the public the benefit of the same,
Thereby hoping their custon to retain.
Cillctt and Jeffers are the gents interested,
Who sell their goods cheap if ever oontested;
Always eir acting to sail for oawhv
Assuring the public the exchange won't be trash.
Their store Is situated in Bcebe's new block,
Where is to be found this very large stock
Of Groceries, Frovlsions, and even Horse feed, -And.
everything else mankind may need ,
Now in conclusion, pray give us a call,
Examine our stock, great, large and small, ;
Flattering ourselves it won't be your last,
Thankful for favors we have had in tho past
nave in addition to their woll selected stock of
Groceries and Provisions, just reoeived a varied as
sortment Of '')'.'
: rM EN'S
Boots and Shoes
Of first class manufacture, home and hand made,
warranted to givo satisfaction. Also, a choice se
lection of ' - t
Of the STRICTEST FURITY, for medicinal pur
poses. Of tho choicest flavor.
Ws aro receiving goods on tho arrival of every
Detroit Boat.
Goods dolivered to aay part of tho city free of
charge.- . m '
Fruits and Vegetables
Of A LI, KINDS. ' '
, Sash, Door L Blind Factory
Ths m.lerfitrned havinir rebuilt their establish
mcnt, and at great expense furninhdU it with the
bmt of machim-ry and tools, are prepared to do any
ii.in in thmr line with dicDntoh. and will Guaran
tee their work to compare fuvurably with that of
any other factory in toe Mate.
riming and Sawing done without delay.
Dreaacd Lumber Constantly ou Hand
Siding, Flooring,
Window and Door Frames,
Casings, &c.t
Sash, Doors, Blind,
Moulding?, Bracket,
Made to order from the best kiln dried lumber, at
greatly reduced rales. Stock of ordinary sues con'
stantly on hand.
Moulded Doors,
Store Fronts, dc,
Made in any style required.
"Wooden Pulleys made in the Most
substantial manner, on short notice.
We are prepared to take and execute
Contracts for Building-,
With or without material, in good and substantial
mai.ncr, at reasonable rates, ana wtu euaiantee
satisfaction in every ease.
Thanking the publio for part favors, we hope to
merit a couuuuauce oi weir patronage.
Donne, Bingham & Co.,
Foot of Flotcher street, Alpona, Mich.
Great Sensation.
Goods, conoisting of Groceries, Provisions, Flout,
Feed. Iluttvr, Eggs, etc, are, according to lato
Alwaji kept on hand, and for sale at low prices, at
the store of W. F. OOODENOW & CO., whero you
can obtain anything
The market for family use, at less figures than any
other establishment in
Hie Highest Marlet Price Paid for Fun
1 l:iver Street.
Fountain of Religion !
General Content :
Tho Life of Jesus Chrint, our Lord and Saviour, by
Kev. John Fleetwood, 1). 1). Lifo r.f tho Kvnngo.
lists, Avpodtlu or,d Martyrs, by Hev. John Fleet
wood, I). 1). The Evidences of Clirlxtiunity, and
Iefone of tho t'lirUtiun Keligion, by Kev. l'hilip
Doddridge. . I). I bo F.pmtle of ML Cicmcnt to
the Corinthians. History of the Jews, from tho
runowned work of Flnvius Jonephus. Directions
for reading the Holy Scriptures, by Many l'ious
Author. A Concio History of all Religious De
nominations. Chronological Tables of Lifo, I'm ra
bies, and Miracles of Jows. A Ifnrmony of the
Oonrwls ; Togothoi with numerous Useful and Val
uable Tables, relating to events connected with Bi
ble History. The wholo intended to Kive a full, ac
curate, and instructive history of tho various trans
actions connected with -
Tho Life of Our Glorious Redeemer,
And the important events which have followed His
birth and death : forming a complete treasury of
Christian Knowledge, by the Most F.winent Au
thors. It forms a superb companion to the Family Bible,
and should be found lying upon the table with It.
in every household.
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sivcly by subscription, through duly authorised
agentn, and never throunh Itook stores.
It is printed in larae. clear tvn. nn firKit
paper, and illustrated with 16 large full pniro en
raving, and bound in an attriuMn ..M ...
tial manner, containing over 700 pages, ar.d will be
.u. ...n.,Uu ,u nuuwriuon at ine louowing prices, pay
aple on delivery t '
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Bound, . - - 750
If not as represented, tho subscriber shall bo un
der no obligation whatever, to take and pay for the
book, when presented for dolivery. V 7
PwtOfllcePtint "4 WndiBg Wn U r,n tlh
Boots c& Shoos,
Wines And Liquors,
Wholesale nnil Retail.
Bolton & lYlcRae,
'Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Wines and
Hay and Grain !
Wo keep constantly on hand a full assortment of'
Leibig's Extract of Beef I
London Extract of Beef Company,
Family Groceries, ! :
Grain, Foreign and .
Domestic Winea
And Liquors,
A largo and full stock of
Boots, 8hocsf
Thieh wo offer at
Wc Cannot, and Will Not

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