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T AND ARB.
HILLSDALE, MICH., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1877.
II A Pa
Hailroad Time Tables.
LA KE SHORE A UICIl.SOU.-XlCIl
C EX 7 RA I- J A CKSOXA FT.
LAKE SHORE A MICH. SOU. R. R.
Trataa will leara th. statlona MinM, aa followt:
TKAISS OIKSt WENT.
Ar i'ldcac .
K:'iru 1:mi am
!:ct A M
THAIS'. UOIKO B4!tT.
II 1. K
i) ilnc.. ...
1 1 LI.atD AL B.
i:Mr rat ii
t-lS " ft:
flTt " : "
M " :W
3:i " f.:4 '
J: 1.1 "
s.ita " :iO '
vul.,l.l.. l.niian.lllk)l. a-omar West.
ronneiK witn Kalaiuaxoo aud Craud Jtapl.l
Train at Whit. Pigeon.
r- Mail and N'Uht Exprea. tralua a-oinf ea.t,
coanect wi:U Tralua for Detroit, at Adrian,
Train will leave the atatluut named, a follow
I lt -hncM
r:V " 1
jtMt )! TU. '
1 10:4.1 AM
, ;ll:W "
, 1?:rt pm
, , 1 Tt:."
, !l:44 "
. 1:"0 "
.' 1:14 "
":! r m
DETROIT HILLSDALE A SOUTH
WESTERN R. R.
Train will leare tr.e ataMons named, at followa,
from aud after June iUih. 1-W :
UM " l
12:1 r. AC
pmoklTn . ..
home net Cc&tre. I t:4i
Jerome j V:?J 4
jNorih AUui.... 1:4 "
lUlIMAle K::n "
llAiikera 1":4 P. M
"Kaatwar.! 't raliia.
f :o a. m
Nurtn Avlama. . .
home rset Ceuire.
X am tiester
U: a r.M.
Tram are run by Chicago time, wM h l
m'.nuteailowerthan Detroit an.U'leTelanfltliue.
All tralna ran 1ai!t, except fun"1ara.
cos vtcTiox. ci, connection ma le at Yp
ailautl, with W. C. K. K. tar all rint eaat ami
wet. At Manchriter. with Ja Aon Mranch of
1.. S. A M. !. It. H. At llillM-lale; with I h. M.
H. It. K. At Hanker, with Ft. W , W. A h. K. 1L,
for points north aii'l auuth.
FT. WAYNE, JACKSON A SAC. R.R.
ItLtort I. In. Iletxrrru ?1iclil;an and
TIME CAM) IS EFFECT JI NEJ4, 177.
Traina run tj ChlcaffO Tune.
,.., I In.lap.i Angola
rrT0Xg- Lxprea Ace Ma!1.
halnawT " 7 : 1 ft a M t 3:M TM
LauK'.ng Il:' I 7:n FM
.ran 1 Uapl.la I :' " 11:50am 7fm
Detroit Tfrt " "
Jackaou ll: " n:lArM 6:Oam
Jouegrille '12:VirM 7:1ft " 7:1 "
llAnkera 1:07 7:47" 7:S "
)tea.lin 1: " : " ' "
Angola :li " Ai ru :41 '
Waterloo t:47 " ln.i " :Tt
Aut"irn Juuo 8:"ft " V:40
Fort Wayne S:W le:ttAM
lnlunan !i.. ?:4i rM r.i.'.i rn
Loultvtlle h::ioam 10:M)
hi. Lou. a :-o " j "
.'n 1 ltajM ....
!i J1. .
1:'J 4:1.v PM
S:ki " f.:l. "
4:" .. ft:3l
ftj't AM 6:W "
7:irt " 7:?H "
7JO " 7:47
All tralru Ui:j eii.t S;iitUj.
At Jacltaon ci'je coimertiiinii ar. rca-le with
W i''hl?n Central. Jn kn. Landing . hagtnaw,
ran I il.xtt a..ry, an.l )i nigan l ir Uue I'.all
At Jone-miie-With Lake M.ore A Michigan
At I'.aokera V. itii Detroit, UT.lla' A Btutb
r.tm Kiiiroa 1.
At Waterloo with Lake hhore 4 Ml. I.l;an
h-uthern 'Air I.lne
At Anburu Junction With Detroit, lei Hler
A liliii'im n l I'.i.nmore A onto Kailr..a.l
At Fort Warne With rittrmrr. Fort Warn. A
rhl.'tiro, T"!e l.-. Waoah 1 Western, Fort Wth
M'in. ie a ( lu. lunati, ami Cin.'iuuati, Kuhiu'.c
A Fort Wayne K.ii:rai4.
T. . I xMI. I're t anl f.enT Manager.
8. K riOol'EK. t.en.'I TIckft Ag'tit.
New Konle! Jnt Opcucd !
COLUMBUS &T0LED0 R.R
Tin: MSI CT 1IB 1 1 K
FROM TOLEDO TO COLUMBUS.
nt .mi.i.w iioii ti:i
tbAn Tia. I'ii(ua or Monnevr., and Shortcut
To'i!? fr.;ii ion'tiera and Xorth'-rn Mic higan to
C irrat and hutu m ouu.
Tnhinz llffrcf ,1ay JJH, v?
Thre Panger Train Dally (except bandar
aa foil owr:
US P. M.
Lare Vail A Ftp
Toi-do. ....in.io a. m.
rn. Ac -a
p.'mherTlll.11.1f a. m. T.A. P. M.
r HW.ria ....11.M A. M. 7.45 P.M.
Cirev lt.ri P. w. a.n r. .
1. sn )ivy l.l- p. m. P. m.
W.rion l.M r. . .41 p. "4.
!iware ... I l P. M. l".3i P. M.
f ilmMt ,, i.Vl P. M. ll.Wp.M.
Cln innati.. .. m. a.sn a. m.
Lomnvi.ie. . . ll.ib A. M. 11.' A. M.
1 53 A
l.4 A. M
4.f I A. W
A.M A. M
l ie p
Cn!in,l..l 10.11 A. M. l.i T. M. 11.33 A
Toieio I4"r. w. 10. io p, M. .M A. M
T. n. M. Train from Detroit an1 mat.
and Air Ltne, F. A I'. M. and Jarkann train ar
rivtngln Tmedn ma. conne tion with the two
Ftpre tram whirti leare the lnnylv.a Co"a
I.pot--tli. mnir.i Une mtiirif th. tra nrfer
frm union depot in to minnte,.
Direct conneciion male In t'ninn Dev
rourou for Newark, 7nTtiie, Pitt.t.tirah.
Wbeeiinr, Palflmre, Wahmrton and 1'M'a.ifl.
pita: alo, f r Dayfn Cincinnati, j.nlviu. and
all pint aonth and aoM(hwet.
Pullman Drawing Itoom and Sleeping Car
f mm Coinmt.n to Paltlrnore, Waohington and
Philadelphia, withont etiange.
Train will arrive and dt prt from Toledo at
pennTlani t o'a dep.t, Water atre.t, f t i f
W. A. VII T., Cen. Ticket ge nt.
(iKI.AVK SWI1 II. tien. hnp t.
M. M. (iKKEN F.. Prel!ent.
ITcw Goods Just
0. W. FERRIS
Hoots and Shoes.
VE MEAN TO DO IT.
We Intern! t lime lUo 1Ioiim
aliare or llio
IfGuod (aootN, plenty oTtliciii
iiimI low prlceM will do It.
If Inijlits economically I
liny object, you don't want to
lcud n dollar for Hoot mid
Aliorn u ut I you aee our atoek
IVc don't Intend, or epeet
to present eompelll Ion, hut
we do propome to well ROdM mo
utlMl:ietorlly iim to hct urc pop
GEO. W. KNIGHT & CO.,
IIill.lale. hept. 17, 1S77.
fACSOXS AND HUGH IMS.
la manuf Actaalug a aupcrtor claa of
For Faxmera arid BnaiuM Men. Aiao,
Yhleh is rjna'.lty and t.ean?y of leHipn and mtAh
cannot ie nurpa-vaeii. ne i a:s iu::y pre
pareil to to do, with and Dcatkena,
All Kinds of Repairing.
fir-Call and examine ala atoct 1erire pnr-
aminr elaewhere. 11 ti work la warranted to l.
what be reyreaentalt.
Done to order al ca ahorl notice
PTtop on Kaliroa.1 htreet, IIi:i.lalc, MlcU.
II PITTU PlamcOrgan tt.
LI CHI I I utartlir.B: -e: trgan. 1 l-'.V
o out? H3o. co-t l-w. or. free. Darnell.
tieaity. Waahingion. N. J. '
n f" Fancy Visiting Card. with name. La J alike
U J Te, jetpal t. t
Ilaveoa, aumiiiit, hcho.
nilllC od ItevMrera
Illtntrated Price I.lt
Wextcrn Hun Work,
jnew vocal A 'J new Instrumental piwea Shoet
MukIc, inc. ailver or tp. Muic Pub. t o. Ml 1
4ooro, Maaa. 4w
ff f LAItiiF. MIXLD t AUDS with l.atiie, lu
1 1 I .. L3c, t? wifhciMt ri e, it new fur
iWfun car.l Kc. tMjtfit U.F. W AIIHt UN
CO., Ml IdielK.ro. Ml. 4W
1animnili Outfit In
waicit free with f.mt Mer. 1 q
D'ilar a daf r"rntee. t.
IIOM.4.II A .. I'lilliaUrlplilia, ln.
or 7111 anker, l.. 4w
C33.00TO $103.00 PER MONTH.
n every community f r Men or Women of i.,tej
gence tut eyergv. in!'ic Pght, c.t and re.
irtv lal.le. htnl for rlr. P. W. Zieglrr A t ., li
I. Adama hL, i hlcago, la. 4
A MAN OF A THOUSAND.
a foati'iirivi: v i i ' . when
4 de.th via bonriT epecte. from i n.uiu t.
!. alt remedle. hating failed, and Dr. II.
lame a expennienttng. i.e acci.i. ntl!y n..ie
i j.r aratioti f f Indian llemp h1 h cured tu
oil . hud, and now give th.aretlpe fr e ri re.
en X of t o atamp to pay expense. Ilemn al
ure tiight- et, huea at tt..- atomach. and
v til t-reak a frazil e ld id tut?-four Uo..r. Ad-
,W t IIA.IIIRX K . tn.,
.ik'.J P.ceMreet. phiialelphia,tia'n;ng thl pjr
ill ACENTS WANTED for tho
0RK DAYS OF GOD.
A H.ok f mreiou l..utT tt.d rlchoe. in
.hourttt. j le, nd lltatonc tct. l,te the vert
ream f f lem making It thrilling woieler
itd tiriiiM gem houeh'i'd tre;ir . Lnlored
. tho lT-. arid t lergr Kvrrvwlo jp.
It III: M4i:f..r gen:. fUa Im
.u'tinf. Vnn-tle lourtratloitK, ilrtu.ar, and
i enn nt I f . w4
J. f . .tlr( CIIUV A ( O., ( hitngo. III.
pi 1 he oitlv r oful.lnatl m of
O.the t:iie Jtmaica lor.ger
with rhoe Afomatica arid
French Hrvrtdr, lor wev-
ne., we,rjje ftud J roi
t rr : ! r f tl.e t;-rvo'i f.T
e . Ii:f to aleep, cold-
pea cf the etrcnntiea
and auieiwel circulation,
,1 a gre.tful Ihmiq to ufTer
:t!ig Jtutu riir f at one aorw
hlnng. atrrngthening, and
efrehirg. Ak f-r !
Ifgana Jamaica (jiak. 4
Tho wlhlrg peliff ant Cnre for Krprri
hou.d ronn:t Dr. J. A. HERMAN, r. Proad
wt. New York.
hend Ifl eta. for fcl new tw k, with Photr rrpV
;r liienee, of Lad eaea befor. and after enre.
Itewar. of cheat who pret.i. to fumiab Dr.
On f f he frhowa, a german clerk, now c al
iing Mine:f Dr. W t. Crep'en. I Ind'.cted on
eomp'aint of Dr. S., and await trial f ir forgery
and f raliertlement. 4r
Ton rAP.Tici LAi:, adokfh
YILSON SEV'G MACH'E CO
W Pro,dar. New Tork Cite;
Chx-ago, I.I.; Xtm Criean., La :
or hn Fraa l.co, CaL
A a el l fil.f.irian, etir.l Ir in X"r' , h.i"
rid trww n lfxta Mi.ir t .irmiiia i f a
.imp. rm1 f i1f and j-w r.r t
m nt woiwr". au. .o4, A mt. arxl . I
t rl and ling a(tetn.T. ; himn I f rTTn.
I.. lit, and all ftrmit Km.plint, mftrt h..n tl
l. rnlif X"mmr honid ! e. hm n i .1
l itt Ut mk. H kiwnxi - I "i "'""I ! l..w Art.i-
I l.f a r t r.na hnmi .n(?.-r.n. I .11
frw. .M Arm rm htm rwip 111 t.wman, I irrh,
a, f nfl..h. ml '' .! eeK.. Ad.1e.ih ni
CONSUMPTION CAN DE CURED.
Krlirnrk'M lMiluionlr hyrup,
brhruck., Svn rrd 1'uiilr,
Mrli.nrkM .'Inmlrnli I'lIU,
Are th. only iiie.Uliiea that wlU cure I'ulmoiurjr
Fre.,iei,tiy mc.llclnca that will atop a i-ongli
wtlliM-caaiuutli. Ocathof tt. lmtieni; thejr l.x fc
up th. liver, atop ttiv Irrulatioti ct th. 11hxI,
hetnorrhace f.ilt au.l l.i fj' l they clogth.
acjionof the very urgaii that iaune.1 the coiijrh.
Liver complaint anl lyKpl ar the caiiM-a
of two-thlrda f the caea cf Cunfoituption.
Min perforin complain of ailul! pain lu the !le,
cuiitipatln. tote.l tonirue. palu In the hoiMer
Lla.le, feeliiiga vt i1rowin.!t atul retle.nen,
Ihe foo-l lvinit hi avtiy ou the atonuch, ac oin
paiite.l with a. lit y an 1 leh hlng up of wlml,
'1 hee m tiiptoina usually originate from a illa
or.l rel toii'lltiou of the atouiach .r a torpH
1'eraoika an attecte.l, If they take o:ie or two
beavp ittl-K anl If the fouth In the.e cae 1
tihhleiily hektl. will Bn l the atouiach atul
liver rioinrr.1, remaining torpid anl lna tlve,
ami atnioni Ix fore Iher are aware the lung are
a niaa of aort a, ani ulcerate.l, the Trault of
inert la death.
Si henok e 1'ulmonlo Srrup la an expectorant
which I.M i notcoMaln opium or any thinif calcu
late.! to check a coiuh Kilihlenly.
schenck'a Sea Weed Tonle ilifaotrrs the foo.1,
mlxea with the riftric Juicea of the atumactv.
ai'N H jet:on, ainl createa a ravetmu appetite.
When the l.iwi l are rontiae. akin mIIomt, or
the ni.toiii otlierm iao of a t.ilioua tcudency.
cheiirk'a .Man. I rale rina are reutnre-i.
'1 liexe me.llciiien are prepared only ly
J. II. rVnavf A Sof.
X. 1 corner Mxth and An h M.. Phlla.
And are for sale ty all Uru?k'lt and deaicra.
KEY J. 1 Lt'DDOW WUITJIS:
17s IUI.TIC STRPPT. llKOokl TV, Y.
Novciul.er 14, 174. )
Mr. II. I:, stevena. ,
Dear Mr From peraotial lieneflt receivcj t.y
ita tine, aa well aa from personal knowledge of
thoxe wh.e cure thet i.y hare itecii cd aluioct
inlrac ulou. 1 can tuont 'heartliy and fin. en !
recoliltneiid the Vcjf' lltie ltr tile I OtiiplalLt J
w blch It U claimed to cure.
JAMES P. LUDLOW.
Late PVdor Calvary Haptmt Cliun-h.
ramciiio, I aJ.
tiUE llESTS WELL.
South PoUud. Mi' (v t. 11, 1-:C
Mr U. It. te as.
Dear Mr -I hae tcn ai'k two year with the
Mver 'oinp:aitit, and during that time ti4e taken
:i great tnanr iiint-rei.i lucunni , wui uunu
:t- iii i. id in" any pix.1. I wn r-Ml Mghu
nd had nuap'.vUie. Mine Ukiuu lla1 Vcifi tilie
1 ret wf ii. ai.d r. Ii-'i mt lood. Can mowiLieud
tne Vegetine for hat It m d-me for ine.
-u m rep.M tf ii t .
Mlts. Al.i:'.:HT Kit KFK.
Witne of tl.e alnive
MK,iilA.M. VAl't.IT, Me lont, Vla.
good ran tut, children.
I)tT0X Hour. HTvifK SrnflT.l
It. K. Steven:
ler Mr. We feel that the i.hr.dren In our
home have Lceti gr utlr .les.i filed t-y th- Vv
t.liC Tj.ll l.ivr ko kiU'Ky glell U I. "IM tli.:e t i
t.me, Vi-i U"y thoae irooi., d wlih try tjorofu.a
ith rep t.
iliii. X. Wdk.MELU Matron.
HEV. O. T. NVALKEE SAYA
J'nov it rvi r, IE. I., 1T4 1 HAN.-'IT hTP.tTT.
Mil. 11. K. tav KNk:
1 fed I Mm nd to ijpn ft with my cik'ratnre tr.e
h'gh v u! ue I place up..n i cr i C tine. ! y f r,m
l y have LM-d It for the Ut two rata. In rft
voii delil:rT It tit l:tvaiiai.lc. l I ret oi.r.uen I
il to ail who may need ,111 Iiiv. tiMh?. rr.iovat-1:1-
tome. . '1. WALK Lit.
Formerly Pator cf Powdon h'tnare t hun. h,
XOTHIXO E(tUAL TO IT.
SofTTI SLIEM, Mam , So. lk7"..
'.:r. II. V.. Sri hvj
Dear .s.r. I tuvc Uen tr .-mMc I vsini r'.fi,:i.
at.ki r and Livtr ur.i ljir,t for tnrec yt arc,
'. tii.i n rvi r tl.d me any g.MNl ui.til I cni;uuej,c-
1 iiMitg tiie Vr.KrtNP. I am now gett;;.- a:.n
.rt-t-rate, mi l utiil tn.ng the H.Tilsr. I c in-
:il-r there i uotiiit.g qnal to it Tir u-h om
.:a:ntii. t an lu artiy re' oii.iik ad It to tuij-
oit. Yours fnir,
M R.. I.I. IE M. P.U KAI.D.
No. It Lagrange .tri'et. .u'.h Sa'.ci.i, Vani,
ItECOMMEXD IT HEARTILY,
HrrVKN-". Sot Ttl 1W-TOV.
Dear Mr. I have t.ikt n fveral ! t::e t your
rotiiKK, and am conviti d i It a aina'.!e
iue.y f..r Dlp !A, Kidney complaint and
ctteril Dei.liit of the Svtem. I cu heart;y
-coiiim ii4 It to ail m.terer fr ni the ai-oe
tnpi.nta. Year rv.pe.-tAui:,"
Mrs. Ml xi:t pakki:i:.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston, M3ss.
Vegetine it sold by all Druggists.
1 Parir.e the I;lot. rrralal
rrralale li.e I her aa1
tireltt DrTtas relieve IU paiafal IteaJ.
acke, raae4 tj I ntfi.-p tlua.
CaTFer aale It I'rafrl' tetrWr.
-In iitfitlUUc rr ninl n for all
Xcrvoun i'mnulointA, and tli
rane. harinff their oriqiit in tin
impure ftatc of the btotnl,
Jl peVr in nil rnt ttf rtt0ira tt,
jperfrrl n nit tMrnincnf rmr. In fm.
Ilr tn (A. irrr it nnl fjnaltxt bp uag
inllrtM ff the fn-etrnl rt f
flood for nil til tea c ffr
iu1 from tt flrrftnfjrmriit of the,
rtinnttch. An tt com ctive It ran
tif, Uc err i tit (. I'hnsatit to the
taste, Alt ill'jtstion, ami
Lccp the itcm yciunilly in
C ' j I j alv;at3 -
1 ROBACK'S 'L"ftT
j 1 1 Ti i tt ST.
Catliavtic nil p!;
iJ i i .'AaV . ii Vj -
l ti ' T 1? ?5
pVok it L"a
p j jUHlPEB V 70
.'llt'lIMM IIIIMIU.IDI IM 1S7U.
From the Latinlng ICepultl.cao,
. Frota the forthcoming report of the
commiaflioue r of ruilroa.ls vo couJenso
tho following facta:
Them are 3G corporation in thin
State, doing business cithor as owners
or operator tf our railrols. Tour
roadit, th. Chicago & Lako Huron, tho
Chicago A Michigtn Lnto Shore, the
Detroit A- Milwaukee, anil tho Michi
gan Lake Shore, nro iu the lmn.Uof re
coirers. f-U roaiU ore Icaaol: ou, the
Chicago, Detroit & Canada Orand
Trunk Junction, to tho (1 rand Trunk
railway of Canada; one, tho KaUtua
7.00, Allegan k Orund Kapids, to tlie
Luke Shoro t Michigau Southern rail
way, nnd four, tho (Irand Itirer Valley,
tho Jackaon, Iansing A Saginaw, the
Kalamazoo A South Haven, and tho
Michigan Air Lino railroad, to tho
Michigan Central railroad. Three cor
porations, viz., tho Detroit, Mouroo A
Toledo, tho Kalamazoo A While Tig
eon, raid tho Northern Central Michi
tnn. hive onlv n nominal existenct
their frjock and property being owned!
ly tho Lako Shore is Michigan South
ern. Ono new corporation the (lleueoc,
I'iucontiing A Lako Shore logan bus-
ineH during tho year, mid retiorU to
thi oflieu now for the first time. Its
lino of road is located in Hay county,
from a point on Saginaw 15ay nearly
duo cast of Pincouning, on tho Jack
sou, Latmitig A Saginaw road, where it
cros.o"4 tho latter road, uud thence,
vent, in all a line of 13 miles in kngth.
Thi road has b'en built exclusively
for tho lumber traltic th l)ringing of
log to tho mills at 1'inconning, and
lumber to tho lako shore, for direct
shipmmt by water.
MILEAur AND CON!Tl;UCTlay.
Tho AO corporations alwvo mention
id own a total of .','.'.") 2 miles of road,
ami operate n total ot .".(i'.x) miles; a
net gam over tho previous year of "J"
niil(f. Of the above total, there aro iu
this State 3,'C milos of tho operated
road, to which must bo addd that of
the Chicago A Northeastern, from Lan
hing to l'lint, Th) miles, completed in
the closing days of 1S70, and making
:i,4ll miles of completed road in this
CAPITAL STOCK. '
Tho total paid-up capital invested in
our roads is 1 12,n:5:J.ti;.tt or an aveiage
per Uiilo of road of .17,013.
The funded debt i reported atSl-'O,-'.M.D-.n,
sud the unfnnded debtatl:!,
;J,uj.Mt unking a total of debt liabili
ty cf :?lt'.l,rl'.,ll'. or an average per
mile of r-'adof S-Jl ,:V2V. These totals
almw cn increase for tho year cf 1 92
Jt itr ceut. The aggregate of
fTo K an'd r-rnr
anionuts to 0100.579,?" 2, or on Tcrage
of ?.V,.'i70 per mile of road, and an in-
reau of 1,051 ,Ho2, or 1 33-100 per
.ent. ov(r tho previocayear.
Thr cost of roads and equipments
nmounU in tho ngregnt. to "27,r22,-s3-t,
an increase of s.2,0kS,'J(W, or 72
KM of 1 per cent, ovtr tin previous
w ar. This total enst equal 4 $."i,&.3j
per mile owned, rtrtd the pruportinn of
the Mtiio invested in Michigan is ino,
"21,132, on increase for the year of $o,-rs-i
The aggregate earnings of the fever
il roads in this State for the year were
I0,3S3,220; a dcreae from tho re
sults of the previons year of $702,001.
i Lc projoriion oi ilo aoovo loial crea
ted to this State is ?17,7(H,0'7. The
earnings from paasengers wereSH,
2i:t,9ll; from fr.ipht. 20,Hio,7o2;
from mail, 1, 074, 7.s5; from express,
.t7.l,72."); from ether sonrca-.s, 33'.,01 1.
The carningH per mile of road were
7,0'.) 1.3'.). Thf gns3 earnings of our
roads have rnnidlv decreased from f H.
irV'Vl in 173 td Sh",X).2 XI in 1n74,
sI1.ik-,,.'21 in 175, nnd $10,aS3,22') iu
1h7."; a falling off iu four years of $7,
775, 143. Tho
INCOME IN ADDITION Tl KAUMXi.S
.lUKMinttaS to ?2 11,790, an inrrease over
t ho previous year of 11,51. This in
crease is derived, in tho case of the
three companies to whom it accrued,
from "rent of property other than road
or equipment,' from "interest on land
sales," and "interest and dividends on
assets." The above items cf income,
added to tho gross earnings, gives as
THE TOTAL INCOME
for the year, ?10,C25,010, a sum $M,
110 less than that for the year previous.
Tim total amount expended for tho
operation of our roads for the year was
?2,&v"i,li)3, a tnm less by $2,7iK,M8
than tho previous year. Tho propor
tion of tho a!k)Vo total chargable to
Michigan ia 313.230,lKr,t and tho aver
age cxjeiif of operation per mile of
road wits S,CSM. The clapsihcd rxpen-
were, fur maintenance of way and
building), f.,151,527, n decrease of
3 12,372 from the previous year; fori
i-iaititenance of motiyu power oud cars,
: l,202,.r.31. a decrease of Pl.Vi.02t.; for
gcueral traflico rxpenses, $lti,271,Dl3, a
liecrease of Sx95,001.15 from the pre
Th percentage of operating expen
se j to Turnings wast". 1.07, aa against
7 J .12 for tho previous year.
In l73iicvcn roads failed to make
their earnings equal the expense of op-
ration; in 174 four roada, in 175 ix
r ads, and ia 1 b7 fivo roads are re
porte 1 as under .imil.tr embarrass
ment. iNTr.r.Ksr and rental.
The interest and rental liability of
ur roads for 1H7G aggregated the sum
of"""J12,H31,r.5, en increase over the
year previous of S2'.)l,ll. Of the
above total, i,,075,35i aro reported to
havo been paid, uud :1,155,H1() ns re
The total inb rept and rental liability
amounted to P2.253 pr mile of road,
and was ,'il 7H-10) per cent, of tho
Seven companies report their entire
inter utqiai l.
The otwrating txpenes, intereat,
and rental of 25 roads exceed their in
eorao by amounts which together make
a total deficit for the year of $3,731,
5-A a less deficit by S51.97.) than for
the previous year.
compared with incomf..
Tho aggregate of opt rating expen
f.es, interest, ainl rental lor I lie year
amonnted to $.'19,51 0.'J.-!, adecnasw
from the amo aecount for tlie previous
year oi $2,17i,402. This aggregate of
expenses nmrnntel to r,U4.1 per mile
.t ino roa.i, ami were (? N-I) pr
oenl. of the earuings.
The notable drcreaae in the one rat
ing expenses of more than 10 per c-tt.
from the previous year was more than
sn offet f r lb decrease in r arniags,
and we timl ttiat tucro was a
TOTAL NTT IvcnviR
as til's reult of Iho ytsr's l)iisirrss of
.-l,10),712kas sgait.it a total net deficit
in 175 of 37.40, a net gain of f 1,
917M02 ovtr the previous year. The
ilvo Ti t income amounts to 21 1.27
per miln of rond owned, arid SI 95 per
milo cf road cperated.
lour companits report dividends
paid during tiie tear as follows:
( hlcago A N'orthwe.tern. one of f
lr nl. on r feried t-- k f, '4.1 11 M
lake r,sre a 4 u nrn Motitherti.cn.
i f 10 pvr cent, en irnrariie. to
An I ni" of perct.t. en common
M Mi 'ran Air line ra.laar, ore i,f
? M p r r ii. en eornrpon ivi,. .
lln ral Lar ge, one of 6 per et,t. In
at m k
ACCIDENTS TO PKIUiOXS.
The record of accidents for the year
shows a total of 220, of which 91 re
salted in death and 127 in injury. Of
those killed, 10 were pasaengere, 34
employes, and 50 other; and of the in
jured, 15 were passengers, b2 employes,
aud 3J others.
ckowtii op iuilhoad.
Tho following tablo has been prepar
ed to exhibit the growth of the rail
road system of Michigan ia each year
from and including 1838. Only five
years ia this long period have passed
without ho mo increase in railroad mile
age, and the extension of roads has va
ried from 559 miles in 1871 to only 1
milo in ISod;
rilEUlUT tariffs redtced.
Tho extremely low rates of railroad
freight in 1875 were still farther reduc
ed iu 1S70. Tho average rate per too
per milo for the year's business, ex
cluding tho Chicago A Northwestern
(which has but 170 miles ia this State
out of 1,500 which it operates), was 9. '
M2 mills per ton per milea reduction
from the rate of the previous year of
2.1S mills per ton per mile. Had the
rate of 1875 been laaiuWined in 1870
throughout the State, tho earnings of
all tho roads wonld have been ST,tVJ,.
236 moro than they were a loss of
alMiut a 3) per cent, dividend on the
total capital stock invested iu Michi
gan railroads. Tho average rate of
different lines for through traffic was
.7 mills per ton ier milo for the De
troit A Milwaukee, C.12 mills for the
Lake Shoro A Michigan Southern. CA
mills for the Michigan Cuutral. The
local traflio of the D. A M. paid 2.H
cents er too per mile; of tho Ii. S. A
M. S. 9.2(1 mills; and of the M. O. 2.08
cents per ton per milo. The average
rates of all freight carried on theso
three roads were 1.29 cents per mile
for tho D. A M., 8.1H mills for the L.
S. A M. H., 8.0i mills for the M. C.
In no other State has tho pressure
for cheap freight, coupled with sharp
eonq titlon and an overplus of rail
road facilities, brought the freight tar
III down to so low a point. In Wis
consin tho average for tho bnsiness
done in the State was 2.1 4 cents per
ton per mile; in Ohio, it was 1.17 cents
per mile; in Connecticut, C5 cents,
with the lowest average rato on the
New London A Northern, 2. OH. Tho
average rates in Michigan were Ies
than tho through rates on tho princi
pal roads in Massachusetts, the lioston
A Albany having received 9.G mills per
ton per" mile, and an average of 1.2H
lu fcpite of the extreme economy
with which onr Michigan roads con
ducted their bnsiness, and a reduction
of eipeuses of 52,700,000, they wero
unable as a whole to make any returns
on their investments, aud in but few
eases even to pay the interest on thtlr
ITLRLNKAOC IN VAU T.S.
The commissioner, in view of the
generally admitted shrinkage in values
f all other procrty, calls on railroad
companies to reduce their bharea of
stocks and bonds dowa to tho figures
for which equally good lina cau be
built and cquipied to-dar.
He says that a reorganization of non
paying roads could bo made on a basis
of 'real instead of fictitious value, and
wo would then have capital stock and
bonds representing substance instead
of rdiadow. He believes that a sound
an.l conservative liuaucisl policy re
quires that all ncu-paying roads should
bo reorganized ou such a basis that
every dollar of stock and debt may rep
resent n real dollar of valuable proper
ty. When this is done, fair aud hon
est dividends may bo realized on the
actual investmsnt. There is now aa
excels of bonds and fdock over the
cost of roads, amounting toSl9,50r),
514, less the unfunded debt, which can
only be paid by an increase of bonded
debt, and which is constantly swelling
the growth of unfunded debt, land
holders and stockholders should alike
recognize the necessity for a solid ba
h., r.ud should coo per a to in bringing
it about, and relieve themselves of this
eve r increasing burden of unfunded
Tho commissioner congratulates the
pcoplo of Michigan on having escaped,
through tho good sens and judgment
both of the railroad officers aud men,
and tlio Joretuotiglit aud prudence oi
the State government, any such un
seemly and terriblo scenes as wero pre
sented in eister States, of civil disor-
ler, anarchy, and murder. Ho trnsts
that the time rosy speedily come
whu both labor and capital will each
receive its dno reward, and the idea of
any conflict between them bo turned
over to that class of demagogues who,
possessed of neither, wonld fatten at
the expense of both."
"SrnrnisED to pind." Savings bank
after savings bank fails; railroad after
railroad turns out to be insolvent, in
surance company alter insurance com
pany goes to pieces; aud tuen, as ii il
would afford F.ome satisfaction to the
victims who have lost their money, the
well-meaning bat intelligent trustees
come oat with a solemn assurance that
they are greatly surprised to find that
tho institution with which they have
been nominally connected is sneh a de
plorable condition. They are condemn
ed by tho very idea mado iu their own
defense. A trustee, a president, a di
rector, lias no right to be suprised at
the state of the company of which Le
has lH.en appointed ooo of the care
takers. Surprise implies in itself pre
vions ignorance, and it is an imperative
duty of every principal officer in a com
pany to keep himself constantly in
formed in reeard to its condition.
When an officer neglects .this, his neg
licence is culpsble. He axeepted i
trust and then ignores its obligations.
Until pnblio sentiment upholds men
who accept places of confidence and
trust to a more rigorous accountability
destructive failures and defalcations
may be enacted to occur. It is high
time that every trust, e who admits
that ho is surprise! to find ont the real
condition of property intrusted to his
keeeping of an institution wholly
or iu part pnt in his charge should
understand that ho baa l oat tne good
opinion and respect of his neighbors
and of the community in general.
A Bridgeport woman, hearing a great
dual aixut "preserving autumn leaves
concluded to pnt up a few jsrs of them
She told a n.irhtor yesterday that she
didn't think they would ever b fit to
rat, and sho might just as well have
thrown her sugar away!
The extensive authority of parents
under the Cninrae laws is well known
A (tiinsman of forty years, whose atcd
mother tlocged him every day, sheU
tears in Ihe company of one of his
friends. "Why do yen weep?" was
asked. "Alas, things are nl s they
used to 1k1 onswered the devoted fAon
"The poof woman's arm crows feebler
fclllluf Hull asd Ills Fwr.
A recent dispatch ia the New York
Herald, detailing the experiences of
the Commisaion sent out to treat with
Sitting Dull, corrects some of the pop
ular impressions concerning that er
sonage, and sneaks of him as follows:
Sitting Hull has never been either a
Chief or a warrior, and yet his intlu
enco over his tribe is stronger than
that which he would exercise in either
of those capacities. The head aoldier
ia not Sitting Hull, but Long Dog, ono
of the most notorious of tho Sioux
Chiefs. Though he is neither n Chief
nor a warrior. Sitting Hull is a necrom
ancer. He is a "medicino man" of
such uncommon ability aa to havo re
tained his rower for ten consecutive
years. Ia this respect his Ksitiou as
the counsellor of his peoplo is greater
than that of any Cabinet Minister in
the civilized world. Yet his course has
been extremely simple. He merely
marked out a clear lino of policy, anil
had the pluck to pursue it under all
circumstances, lie said in 1W7, "Let
us have nothing to do with tho Ameri
cans; let us make no peaco with them;
let us live and die like Indians." Ad
hering to this policy, never swerving
from it, always succeeding with it, ho
has naturally carried his people with
him. This the secret of his power and
of the apparent infallibility of his ad
vice. His dictum is relied on in every
emergency, his dreams aro reckoned by
tho Sioux around him as more infalli
ble than Newton's tests or Herschel's
observations. His omens of the war
path, his prescience regarding the buf
falo and other game have never failed
him. Consequently he is to-day as so-
cure in his dominion over the minds
and fears of those about him as the
War Chiefs are in tho confidence of
their followers in battle. Indeed, he
directs the events of war and peace
with the skill of a Senate and the
ontlority of a President united in one
Two or Ihreo days prior to his Jo-
farturo from his own camp Sitting
lull had lost a son. Ho was, there
fore, in monrning, which was signified
by a red handkerchief, wound around
his head, as ho sat in a corner, myster
ious as ever, among the shadows.
Throughout tho night-a bright moon
light one abovo the roof and walls that
encompassed him and his Chiefs ho
mado "medicino" and told Cis dreams.
Near him was tuiaatted a solitary
squaw, who moaned and groaned occa
sionally ia response to his adjurations.
In tho meantime sentinels passed to
and fro. 'Ihe calls of the night sound
eJ, and the decision between peace and
war, on the part of 2,030 savages, Ish
maelites and outlaws, in repect to the
jeoplo of tho United States, waited in
the brain of their ablest man. There
ho sat on a dirty floor In his blankets,
in rapt meditation, mute and motion
At three o'clock Sitting entered, fol
lowed by Spotted Eagle and the rest of
his traiu. row for tho first timo was
visible to white men since tho begin
ning of the late Indian wars the most
noted Indian of the period, and now
was taodo real Cooper's often derided
vision of an Indian's face. Neither ig
norance nor cruelty nor savages as barj
barons as any displayed in savage his
tory has detracted in tho least from the
expression of manhood and womanli
ness combined in Sitting bull's physi
ognomy. Less rude than SatanU's,
less fcharp than Spotted Tail's, moro
intelligent than lied Cloud's, his fea
tures, like (toethe'i, made music to the
senses. Ho wore a quiet, ironical
smile. His black hair streamed down
along his beardless and swarthy cheeks
over clean-cut ears not burdened with
ornaments. His red mourning hand
kerchief was replaced by a wolf-skin
cap. His shirt was a black calico
speckled with whito dots. His blank
ets wraped negligently around him re
vealed below its edge a pair of rich
beaded moccasins, the only finery he
wore. Silent, stately and impassive,
this aloriginal leader, this scoundrelly
'medicine man, this rascally foe and
treacherous friend, this model, in sooth
of Machiavelli's own sort, squatted
himself on a buffalo robe next tiie wall
and took out his pipe and smoked it,
and expressed, with his insolent man
ner, the following sentiment: "This
Commission which has come to inter
view me can go to tho devil."
A Mlld.ru. in Central Alrlcn.
In his conversation with me at Uiiji
Livingstone ascribed much just praise
to all of the region west of Ooma
Mountsins. It is a most remarkable
region more remarkable than anything
I havo seen in Africa. Its woods or
forests or jungles or bush I do not
know by what particular tern to desig
nate the crowded, tall, straight trees
rising from an impenetrable under-
crowth of bush, creeier8, thorns.
gums, palms, fronds, canes and grass
are sublime, even terrible, indeed.
Nature hero is either rematkable cr
savagely Wautiful. At a distance
everything looks charming. Take your
stand on any emtneuce or coigno oi
vantage for view-seeing yon may please
be it the crest of a ridge, tho summit
of a hill, tho crown of a rock, and if
yon look around, you will find yourself
leliffhted. facinated. A hundred or a
thousand different outlines aro in view
of ridges and ranges, peakes and cones
the boldly waving or softly rolling of
gradual or abrupt slope of mounds,
little patches of levels, of the grand
and picturesque, in bewildering diver
sity of form. You will exclaim that
yon see tl'e splendor of the tropics
that you have caught nature rejoicing
and happy. Over all sue has hang a
robe of varying green; the hills and
rtdge are blooming; tho valleys and
basins exhale perfume: tho rocks wear
trarlands of creevsers; tho stems of tho
trees sre clothed with mosses; a thons-
snd streamlets of pure, cold water
stray now languid, now quick, toward
the north and south and west. A tie
whole makes a pleasing, charming il
lnst'ntion of the bonnteonsness and
wild beauty of tropical Nature.
Look closer and annslyze ad this,
that yon may find how deceptive is
distance. I he grasses are coarse and
high and thick. They form a minis
tnre copy of sn African forest. Their
spear-like blal.s wound like knives
and their points like needles; the reeds
are tall and rough as bamboo; in those
tirettv lookinur bushes are thorns tru
ly the thorns are hooks of stel; the
crown of that yonder low lull with sncb
a gentle slopo is all bnt inaccessible.
See that trlorions crop ef crimson flo
ers on that low bnsh in the middle of
the lawn green. Pause, my friend, he
fore yon ventnre to pluck them. First,
that lawn is a deception; it is a forest
of tall trees you see, and that Wautiful
gorgeous poison i.uan is nearly iniriy
feet higii. and those green banks of
vegetation in those hollows are almost
impenetrable forest belts. II. M
SUnley, in N. Y. Hendd.
She was going to Sam ford to visit
daughter, and took her scat in the cars
for the first and only time in her life.
During the ride an accident ocenrred
whereby the car in which she was seat
ed was thrown down an embat.kmet
and demolished. Crawling out frra
amon.? the debris, she spied a mn win
was held down in a sitting posture by
Lis legs being fastened.
"Is this Stamford?" sho anxiously
The msn was from Iloston. Ho was
in considersble rsin, but he did not
lose sight of the fact that he wai from
Dos ton; so he said:
"5o, this a cstastrophe."
"Oh!" ejsculsted the old lady, "Ihen
I hsdn't oughtcr got off."
Oenrffa Haves, who embezzled 5,
500 from the 'Illinois Central railroad
com nan t at Chicaxro. was arrested at
Hudson, N. Y., yesterday, with nearly
$1,000 of the stolen money.
An Arctio exiedition will bo atarted
early next year for the purpose of re
covering the relics of the Franklin ex
pedition and obtaining the reward of
fered by the Hritish government. -
A young lady, iu conversation with a
gentleman, spoke of having resided in
St. Louis. "Was St. Louis your native
place?" asked the gentleman. "Well,
yes, part of the time," responded tho
The series of dime eutcrtainments at
Cooper instWute, N. Y., has proved a
very great Bnccess. Every Thursday
night the great hall is filled to overflow
ing with respectable working people,
clerks apprentices, and shop girls, who
greatly enjoy tho proceedings.
The litigation concerning tho tunnel
under the Hudson river has ended by a
compromise, and work will be resumed.
It is expected that passengers will bo
able to go from Jersey City to New
York thsough the tunnel m two min
utes. Oil in paying quantities has been
fonnd in Ventura county, CaL, right
on the sea shor, where it can bo
piped directly into ships; and tho peo
ple there claim that they can ship oil
to the foreign markets cheaper than it
is done from New York and Philadel
phia, The Australian American mail, rea:h
ed Qneenstown via San Francisco and
New York. It camo from Sidney in 42
days, making the best time on record
and was only one day behind the Hrit
ish mail, which started 12 days ahead
Prof. lUird, just retained from Hal
ifax, says that about 500 witnesses
have bee'n examined before tho fishery
commission. Tho evidence is vary con
tradictory, and there is no indication
of the result. Tho cases close Decem
ber 1C, when th deliberation begins.
In the past year 543 persons wero ar
rested for offenses against tho postal
laws. The numtier of lost registered
letters was 2,289, worth $-51,410, of
which 714 wero recovered, aud 21C,
worth $10,570, accoonted for by the re
covery of the contents from the thief or
persons whose carelessness lost them.
Of letters registered, about one in
5,000 is lost,
A well-to-do farmer of Mt. Vernon,
N. II., took his gun and started for his
barn Sunday evening to teo about a
noise ont the; he has not leen Feen or
heard from since, and it i. feared that
he met foal play in some form. He
has wealthy brothers in New York and
it is suspected that he was abducted to
secure a ransom.
A woodtoeker bored a Loin in the
spire of a church in Jackson, Missis
sippi, last spring, and made his nest
within it. In the summer, however, a
swarm of bees flew to the spire, drove
out tho woodpecker, and havo eineo
filled the interior with honor. And
now man, the sorereign despoiler, has
discovered the hoard, and resolved to
exhibit tho spire, v. ith its novel con
tents, at tho State r air.
A yonng lady was murdered and tho
house in which sho slept burned to
conceal tho act, about three o'clock
Wednesday morning, at a station eight
miles west tf Indianapolis. Her pa
rents, in tho lower part of the house,
escaped, from tho burning building.
Tho ded is supposed to bo duo to tho
ealonsy of a friend who was paying
The Ciucinnali Tries Curreut pub
lishes an elaboraio special report on
hogs and corn, based on information
lenved from a largo nnmlcr of places
throughout tho prominent hog and
corn producing sections of the West.
Tho general result indicates a probable
increase of five per cent, in the numler
of hogs for winter marketing, and a
large basis of supply for next spring
and summer, with a general healthier
condition of hogs compared with last
years' and probably on increase in the
weight of hogs for winter packing.
The Department of State is in re
ceipt of further information from the
Lnited States minister to Japan con
cerning the cholera at Yokohama. Ac
cording to a published statement of
the board of health of that city the
disease is pronounced to bo Asiatic
cholera. On tho 21th of Septemler 15
new cases and C deaths wero reported,
with 138 persons nnder treatment. It
is thought, however, that tho progress
of the disease is checked.
The roceut dash of Iho Russian raid
ing loree which was mentioned irom
Constantinople as apiearingat Slatitza
was evidently an attempt to cut the
railrway over which supplies were tak
en to Plevna. The point at which thev
made a strike was probably Tartar I'.a
zardjik. Sophia, the depot for stores
designed for Plevna, is further west
than the lerminns of this railwar. but
cutting tho communications at Tartar
llazardjik would cnpp'e the rcsource.4
for forwarding provisions.
William II. Vanderbilt was a crest
smoker in his youth. One day in IH.,3,
ss tho family wero on their way to St.-
Petersburg, on board tho tteam yacht
Northern Star, tho father and son were
walking on deck. Tho latter was pnf-(
fing away his after-dinner cigsr. "I
wish you would give up that smoking
habit of yon n. I'll give voti $19, 0(A)
if you do it," said the tho Commodore
abrnptly "Yon need not give me any
money. Your wish is qnito sufficient,''
answered tho son. throwing the cigsr
overboard. And Le has never smokwd
since. Tlie command which William
II. hss alwsvs had ovfr himself in mat
ters of this kind is quite remarkable.
He was, for example, liko his lather,
very fond of whist, and, liko him, con
sidered himself to bo one of the best
of players. When ho removed to New
York and lecorae connected with the
Harlem Railroad, he had to spend two
or three evenings a week at the Union
Club. Hut ho noticed that tobacco
smoke and midnight Lours interfered
with the cletrness of his Lesd the next
morning, and he at once gave up both
clab and whist. TLe same thing hap
pened with wine. He likes a glass of
chsmpagne, bnt having diseovf red or
imagined that his head felt it next day,
he never touches any wine now, not
even at public banquets and dinner
parties at his own house. As to spirits
ther were always out of the question
with him. New lcrk Hun.
criminal Retrnaf f'l.rtr anta
C rriipl CMffr .' Inalt led.
A Columbia., S. C, pcial says the
Orv.4d Jury, Satnrdsy, returned u true
bill aeain'st L. Case Carpenter, lata
Itevenne Collector fur the diitriet of
South Carolina, for forgery in two in
attnees. and for raising, alferirg. and
printing warrants upon the treasurer. 1
True bilis wero also found Robt. j
Smalls, the colored Congressman from
thef.th ditrif'. for seer rtinr; a bribe !
of 5,noo to rctrf, as Stae M natr.r. for
the passarTO cf fraudulent printing
appropriation. The case is so clear he
has not appeared tt tlie present iseioa
It costs Detroit 810,000 per month to
pay its city officials.
Jackson is going to have a new ward
school house costing fc5,.
Two Kalamazoo brewers hava been
fined $25 each, for selling beer on Sun
day. Diphtheria is subsiding in Chesau
ing. Tho few new cases reported aro
of a mildor type.
A St. Johns man, named McCloud
had 5 horses, worth about $100 each,
killed by the cars a few day ugo.
A man named Ihircu wta orreseted
at Ilronson Saturday and lodged in lail
at Coldwater to await trial for forgery.
Rev. Bishop Iiorges3 administered
the rite of confirmation to 130 persons
at tho Polish church in Hay City Oct.
Tao men in Gratiot county have just
paid $fV for sheep killed by their dogs,
and the dojs aro not worth much
A petition is circulating iu Allegan,
asking congress to appropriate $15,000
for a preliminary survey of tho Michi
aa ship canal.
During four days last week over .')-,
000,000 feet of lumber was received at
Chicago, more than half of which was
from this state.
An uppartus costing $10,000, for
manufacturing acetic acid from the
smoko of tho lnrnace at Hangor, Van
Buren county, is being made.
Thero aro too many men uow-i-days
who in tho winter want to work in har
vest ami in the summer want to thovel
snow. Manchester Enterprise.
Rcr. Mr. Portman raised ou hi.i farm
near Watervlict, Herrien county, this
season sweet potatoes weighing fivo
and a half pounds.
Tho Port Sauil.ic postoflleo was rob
bed Tuesday morning of $204 in mon
ey, stamps, etc., ond 12 registered
packages, value net known.
The dipthcria is so prevalent and so-
veio in Flint that tho common council
has directed that signs bo placed on
houses where ho disease prevails.
Tho macbinerv and fixtures of the
knitting and woolen mills at Niles arc
advertised to bo told at auction, under
a chattel mortgage.
A two-year-old son of H. W. CLe? ter,
of Port Huron, fell in euch a way as to
cut its tonguo with its teeth, and on
Monday it died from los4 of blood.
Somo boys lighted a file in John
Wilson's barn at St. Joseph for the
purpose of scaring somo doves out.
They succeeded in putting tho doves
out, but it coot $1,000 to do it.
Tho Flint red ribbon elub has raised
money to pay off its indebtedness, and
is going forward now in a new career
of usefulncbS. Jude Mitchell, of
Port Huron, will soon address the
Lyscom lirigham on Oun marsh,
near I'lainweii, .Yiiogin county, has
raised this reason froiii 13 acres of
laud, 1,(KX) bushels of corn, 10,000
hoad of cabbage, 1,0h) bushels of
ouioLH, and 200, DOO heada of celery.
Over $.10,000,000 worth of goods
havo come or gono through tho Port
Huron custom house iu the last eleven
years, ino duties received here hgnre
up alKmt Sd.coo.otrj. in that time 422,-
13 immigrants entered the I. cited
States at that port.
Tho Coldwater Republican says that
a sjsurting dog of that place has been
trained to climb trees after squirrels.
Well, the big potato and r.quash stor
i s are nearly over for the season, ond
the dog stories may ns well commence,
if they aro rather largo.
There is an item going the rounds of
the stato exchanges sayirg that there is
a girl in the Rrubaker settlement,
Clare county, ith feet 15 inches long,
but that ho managei to get around
without damaging the f.tr.ndig timlx r
A straugo young man, entirely naked
has been wandering in the woods near
Chesaning for several days, but has
eluded all attempts at capture. A large
number of men havo been in pursuit
for tho past two day?. Ho is supposed
to be an escaped lunatic.
Dr. Thomas S. Armstrong, charged j
with being the chief netor in a grave!
robbery which wa committed in Hol
land township, Eaton county, some
tirno in June last, was recently arrested
by Sheriff Smoke in Abilene, Kan. aud
brought back to Charlotte.
There is weeping and wailing among
the young men of Gratiot co.mty. They
refrained from winning tho heart and
hand of Miss Fryikio Millard, a yonng
and pretty school inarm, when she was
ouly a school marm. Now comes an
English attorney, aud phows that the is
heiress to an estate of $20,000.
At Muir, Nor. 1st, at 11 A. M., a fire
broke out in Armstrong A Swarthout's
furnituro store, which was burned to
the ground, taking with it Christ. Reh
f use's saloon and Picrsons meat mark
tt. Supiosed to havo been the woik
of sn incendiary. Tho loss is about
$',0'0; insurance fma!L
From Johnitiwn, Parry county
comes a fitory that a diguisul man
broke into a h6ne and ordered a little
boy who was alone to get a largo sura
of'money which was known to be iu
the house. The boy went into another
room to got tho money, bnt instead
brought a gun and s.hot tho would-be
robber dead. hen tho dead mau s
disguise was taken off he was found to
bo the nearest neighbor.
There was a reunion of tho older
members of tho Woodman family ct
Paw Taw recently. Four brothers and
two sisters wero f resent. E v. Joeph
Woodman, -father of ex-fpeaker J. J.
Goodman, is M yenrs old. The young
est, Rcr. Jonathan Woodman cf De
troit, is 79. Tho united ojes of tho
six aro tOl yean.
Two little sons of Wolter Cmklin of
F'int fell into the river while playing
on the bank a few dsys ago, and t
tinff laevond their depth, a l.tth sister
eicht rears old waded ir.to the river up
to her neck, and getting hold of the
clothing of one of the boys, who were
clinging together, succeeded in drag
ging them safely to land.
Great excitement has been created in
Hnron county by the discovery m Col
fax township of sayme human bones
an.l oino ehdhinfl which was identified
as tho clothing of George Fuller, who
isappeared from Lnkc township abnt
months ago. A club was found
with blood stains upon it. A man
named Rsker h been arrested on sus
picion cf having mnr.bn d hiru.
Two inlere!intr ntid en itir.g ranriter
dials ore now in j ro, '.i i l tl ; -ate.
One is that of Ge.i Cook, cf Saline,
Va!.tersv co m, r.:.o i" eh.ired
with dt liber..!, ly" rhootirig William
l4ly, pr f. rringtliat he should be jun
ished for int.; b-r rutin r than h.ne i'. at
keep company "itli the pn. prr's lis
ter. This rae 1 leing tried at Ann
Arbo-T. The ' her r .o i thr.t of Wil
liam I'.iaer, of Huron county, woo
alleged to l ave kill. l George Fni':
tr lus monv two yt ats eg". His
trial Lir.;es oa ci;cu.n '.nntial cvilcnco.
The Plaiuwell manufacturing com
pany'H Lnildings were destroyed by
tiro Nov. 4 th. Loss if 5.000.
Chas. Wilson has killed 20 deer this
year by running them into Portage
Lake and then going for them ia boats.
James Tripp, of Coldwater, has in
Tented a oottou-pickiug machine that
will clean 2 rows of eottoa at onco as
it goes across the field.
At Jackson, Thursday, XT. T. Foster,
employed in the prison wagon shop,
was injured by a car falling upon him,
It is thought he will die.
Tho friends of Oria n. Ormsby, of
Terry, w ho has been missing ainee Oct.
17, havo gono to Chesaning to see if he
ia the wild man prowling in the woods
of that vicinity.
Oue of the best farms of Genessee
county is the 80 acre tract of W. H.
Fairchild, who has gathered this seas
on C09 busheU of wheat, 273 of bar
ley, 125 of oats, 1,000 of corn, 100 of
potatoes, and 14 tons of hay.
Fivo men at Piko station on the At
lantic A Great Western Railroad, Ohio
who lived well without any apparent
means of support, was suspected of a
plot to rob a hardware store Wednes
day night. Ten citizens secreted them
selves in the btoro and captured the
Mr. Win. Tobey, of Climax, inform
uh that A. J. Harden, a young man at
work for him, husked for him oa
Wednesday, Oct. 31st, one hundred and
trtnty-fio'it luhrl of earn a tltxen
hour' llo took down his shocks and
bound his stalks. If any one can beat
that let him como to the front. Kala-
The Eastern Asylum for the Insane.
at Poutiac, i? fast approaching comple
tion. The gas-fitting is complete, and
tho steam apparatus is cetticcr into
lace. The water supply ia assured
y tho 00-foot well, which is supple
mented by an artesian well of 28.000
gallon power, and six immense cisterns.
Iho question oi sewersge still per
plexes the authorities.
Hanging in a spider's web upon the
outside of a door at Pointo aux Peaux,
about 5 feet from the floor, is the body
of a mouse with its feet nicely bound
iu u gossamer web, indicating that it
had been captured while alive and tied
to prevent struggling. The most re
markable thing is the ingenuity in lift
ing to such aa elevation a weight so
much greater than it own. After se
curely fastening the monsc, it was sus
pended by a thread reaching about
four feet up tho wall; then just like a
pendulum, tho body was swung a few
luches to the tide, which raised it a
triilc; hero it was fastened until a new
suspending lino in a verdical position
could bo adjusted, when it was swung
in tho outlier direction, and this pro
cess was continued until the mouse was
.VIATTi:ilSl IS U AMIISIGTO.
During Cctober four calls for 5.20
bonds, aggregating $40,000,000, were
Tho Senate Tuesday confirmed Wra.
(1. Led ne, of Minnesota, commission
er cf agriculture.
The appropriation committee has
p greed to an army bill on the basis of
2; 1,000 meu. The republican will fight
Tho fcnatora have a castom of ap
plying in advanco for desks in the
chamber, in order to obtain a more ad
vantageous one than they occupy, and
liable to become VAcant. On Tuesday
Gen. Ransom, of South Carolina, went
through' tho melancholy form of ap
plying for Morton! seat. Bat BJa
Hill has capped tho climax for audaci
ty, lie lias applied for Conkling't
seat, which he cypects vill become va
cated at any rate in two years.
(ion. Euruside has a bill providing
thr.t tho regiments which aro distinct
heir composed oi colored men in the
United State army shall jemain so no
longer, but that colored recrnits should
bn scattered throughout tho service
1 ho white men. Tho idea is that eol
i red troops aro not usually competent
rClcer themselves; while, if distrib
uted throughout tho army, they might
bo useful as cock", teamsters, etc., in
case they should provo unfit for strict
ly militarg duty.
. Tt-rrlble Indlao-Ktller.
The nnn who has been in the Black
Hills and returned is a big gun at the
villago drug store, ond feels called up
on to tell tho truth when narrating his
adventures. Such a man, named Curt,
was telling, the other night, how many
Indians he Lad killed during his three
months' reside no in tho Hills.
After ho had talked half an hoor.onfl
of the liteurs, who had kept track of
the number killed, exhibited the fig
ures. "I find," ho exclaimed, "that
you have killed l,5o0 savages ia thieo
"Is that all?" exclaimed tho unabash
ed IMack-Hiller; "why, I believe yon
have left out a week's work thero some
"If you Lad such good lnck killing
Indians, why didn't you stay there?"
demanded onother snspicious listener.
"U'ell, the truth i?, gentlemen, I was
afraid o! ruining my left eye. I'd
squinted along mv gun-barrel so much
that my faco was Wing drawn all out
( t shaH', arid the sight was so far gono
that I had to bo lea ont by a dog."
"And you killed Indians while ia
"I diJ; thoiipb Fve always felt a lit
tle mcau about it. I couldn't sco to
shoot, and eo I run 'em down and
kicked 'cm to death. It wasn't manly
iu me, ond I want to ask the forgive
ness of yoa gentlemen, right here and
There was a IoDg Rpoll of appalling
-ilenen and then some oue said that
Eph Francis had lought a new coon
dog. Eismark (D. T.) Tribune,
Democratic I'll art. to llala th.
pecial P.:ratcii to Uj Pot an l Trttnnc,
Nnw YorK, Nov A, The Democracy
are "beating the bush" in desperate
fashion for funds with which to carry
the election. A few days ago a circu
lar was issued by Augustus Sehell, as
chairman of the State Central Commit
tee, to all notaries public. Republicans
and Democrats1 alike, calling on them
to contribute $25, the alternative be
ing a loss of the privilege. Many of
thee circulars arts now being returned
with flat refusals to comply, and the
pro? peels for a rich harvest from this
sourco are extremely slim. This pros
titution of the Gubernatorial ofHco by
Gov. Robinson is condemned on all
t;an-b, and furnishes good espial fot
For bailed apple dumplings take one
.piait llo ;r, one tabhspoonful lard, the
i.'o o hntUr, one t apoOuf;ll nods,
.tisH.l( d in a liltlo hot water; two tea-
tpoonfuls cr. am tnrtar, sifted through
i thi r.our; little salt; enough tnilk to
' make the flour into a ho ft dough; roll
' o ;t the ps'fc less than half an inch
'thick, e.itit in r.jrnres and placo in
! the renter of each an apple, pand and
I cred; biirg the corners toother;
p!s.-e each dumpling in a small, square,
flVnred cloth; tie tho top, leaving
' room enough to swell; boil fifty xain-