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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1877.
THE LITTLE FOLKS. " Toot." Charley's got a trumpet ! Everybody know it, "Toot! Toot!" Makra a great sensation Every time L blowa it I "Toot! Toot!" Splendid noise It makes Don't you want to bear it ? " Toot! Toot!" If you've got a headache Dou't you come too near it ! "Toot! Toot!" Won't you stop and listen Just for half a minute ? "Toot! Tootr ' Charley wants to show you How much noite in in it ! "Tvot! Toot!" Nolody is sorry Charley" going out! " Toot I 1'oot !" Chi?kene want to hear it Very bad, no doubt, "Toot! Toot!" Youth' Companion, rretty Polly rippin. She had blue eyes and golden hair, and rosy, dimpled cheeks. She was certainly very pretty. Then, too, she was good she was very good. She never cried ; she never complained. If you laid her on her back or on her face ; if you made her stand or tried to get her to walk, it was always the same she neither murmured nor fretted ; she wore a bright and smiling face, looking straight at you with her earnest, but rather staring eyes. She wasn't the least like her mamma. Her mamma was dark and pale, with an anxious little face, and, I am afraid, an anxious little heart. Her mamma, too, was very particular, even fidgety, when things were not exactly to her liking. In short, she was perfect contrast to this baby this beautiful doll-baby of hers. The baby was 3 months old ; the mamma was 10 years. Her name was Ella, her baby's Polly Pippin. Pretty Polly Pippin she was always called. Eila had herself given her the name ; and, certainly, if ever a baby-doll de served to have the word pretty" ap plied to it, this baby of Ella's was the one. Ella w&s, as I have said, very unlike her child ; she was not very strong, she constantly poor little mamma ! suf fered pain, and, as she had no sisters and no playniateB, she was often both sad and lonely. That was three months ago ; but since, on her last birthday, Polly Pippin arrived, all was changed. Tho amount of good the doll did the child was incal culable she gave her something to love and something to work for. Ella made all her doll's clothes ; she dressed her and undressed her, and took her out walking, and at night she slept with her arms about her. "What long talks they had together this mother and child 1 Of course, the mother did all the actual talking, but then the child looked back at her with such sweet, smiling eyes in reply, that no further language was necessary. In short, they understood each other perfectly, and not one trouble came be tween them until Hugh, Ella's brother, arrived homo from school. Polly Pippin was three months old at that time this means that she had been three months in Ella's possession ; for, of course, the time when she was wrapped up in silver paper in a large warehouse counted for nothing in her life. She -was born on the day when Ella's grandpapa walked into a shop and said : " Do you sell dolls here real, large, handsome dolls, suitable for birthday presents ?" Then the silver paper was pulled off Polly Pippin's face, and she was born. This happened throe months ago. "Well, Hugh came homo from school, and, hearing that Ella had a pet, ho was quite determined that he also would have one. So he brought buck with him what do you think? A monkey 1 Oh, how Ella laughed when she saw it 1 She even forgot, so absorbed was she in watching its antics, to put Polly Pippin to bed. ever was there a monkey possessed of so many tricks, so altogether funny. Ella and Hugh spent a delightful even ing following this new pet from place to place. It was quite late when Ella ran away to her pretty bedroom to undress Polly Pippin. She had just taken off her dress and petticoats, aud was putting on her hand somely embroidered night-dress, when, raising her eyes, she saw the monkey, Jacko, sitting amid the foliage of a thick tree which grew close to the window. Jacko was watching her intently. From Ella to Polly, and from Polly U Polly's clothes, ho looked, and, to judge from the expression of his face, he was very mucn lntercsieu in tom uu buw. Ohl you are a funny monkey 1" laughed Ella. " So you want to watch mo nnttincr mv babv to bed 1" But she little guessed what was going to follow, or what trouble she would soon be in. In the morning Polly Pippin was gone. Fretty Polly Pippin was nowhere to be seen. She was not in her mamma's bed, nor in her own pink-lined cradle. She was fjone, and so were her clothes her nice ittle shoes and stockings, her blue silk frock, even her hat with the daisies round it, which her mamma had made for her only yesterday. All, all were gone. Poor Ella indeed was in trouble ; and her real sorrow was so great that, to try to comfort her, everybody in the whole house legan to iook lor roiiy nppin. . Her nana looked and so did her mam ma! tho cook looked and so did the housemaid; and so also did the butler and tho buttons, and the coachman ana the stable-boy. Ilngh also looked, and Inst, hnt not least. Jacko followed every one, and went in front of every one, and jumped on tho cat's back, and pulled tho . W tail, and ran un to tho tons of the trees and down again, and snatched the cook's cap off her head all in his ap Darent zeal to find Pollr Pippin. But, though they searched under the beds, and Hugh even poked his head up the chimneys, no sign of the missing doll was to be seen. Toor little Ella kept up bravely all day, but, when the weary searchers sat down at last witnout any result, sue burst into tears. My darling, sweet baby, I know she's quite gone 1 No, Hugh, I can't be happy indeed, I can never be nappy ncain !" I'll buy you another doll, Ella," said her grandiatuer. But this land offer only made Ellas tears flow faster. 'As if I could have another baby like Polly Pippin !" she sobbed. And all the time there sat that mis chievous monkey, grinning from ear to ear and watching ; as grandpapa looked, suddenly an idea struck him. Was it possible that Jacko had anything to say to the mysterious disappearance of Polly? Ella." he said, "what was that funnv story you told me about the monkey last night ?" Oh, 1 don t want to tninK or it i sobbed Ella ; I had my baby at that time." Then grandpapa went out of the room, aud called Hugh to his side, and whis pered to him that perhaps Jacko was at the bottom of the mystery. J. hose creatures are always getting into mischief," said grandpapa; they are also very imitative, and you know how Ella described his watching her last night when she undressed her doll?" 'But where has he put her? ques tioned Iluerh : we have searched every hole and corner." "Watch Jacko, but say nothing to Ella on the subject," was tho wiso coun sel of grandpapa. This Hugh did, and not only Hugh, but the stable boy, and tho coachman, and the groom and tho cook, to all of whom ho confided grandpapa's idea ; but, though they watched, they saw nothing. The monkey was very quiet and pleas ant, not at all as ill-natured as many of his race, and yet he was so funny in his grimaces and antics that even Ella, notwithstanding her sorrow, could not help laughing at him more than once. It is time for bed, Ella," said her mamma. And the little girl prepared, fclowly and unwillingly, to go up to her lonely room,f no longer brightened by the pres ence of her darling doll. I will come with yon, Ella, and tell you a story," said grandpapa, who no ticed how her pale little face was, and how wistful and sad her dark eyes had be come. What shall the ftory be about, grandpapa? Shall it be about the stars ? asked Ella, as up in her own room" she nestled, down into ;his arms ; but, then, looking out of the window, she uttered a scream. Seated on tho thick limb of the tree was Jacko, and in his arms yes, rest ing comfortably in his arms was the missing baby, the lost baby-doll, her own darling Polly Pippin. One by one he was gravely removing, first her frock and then her petticoats, and putting on her pretty night-dress, pressing a loud smack every now and then on her rosy hps, as ho had ob served Ella do the night before. 'Don't stir, Ella, whispered grand papa. " l thought ail along tnejmonKey had something to say to this; but etay quiet, or he will run away with her again." And then that clever grandpapa stepped softly to the open window, and very quietly and cautiously stretched out his hand before the monkey had time to see him, and, snatching up the doll baby, he laid her fafe and uninjured in her mamma's arms. Oh, how I love her ! How glad I am J" sobbed the happy little girl. And that night Ella slept happily again, with her little arms clasped tight ly round her pet. " I don t think we can keep .Jacko, said grandpapa. Letter from the Moon. The Moon, Aug., 1877. Dear Little Earthquakes Do not cover your heads, I pray you, when you see me peeping in at yonr chamber win dow. Don't you see that I am always smiling when I look down into ycur bright little faces ? I once received a letter from a little boy in which he asked me why I camo only on the bright nights, and if I wasn't afraid of tho dark. It seems he didn't know that it is my com ing that makes the nights bright. I don't know what 41 dark " is, for I always carry light with me. I spend most of my time calling on the stars, lou prob ably have noticed that I am a great trav eler. It tires my hand so, to write. Really I can't agree to keep up an active correspondence. But, if you would let your ears grow, or could make an ear- trumpet, say i,uuu miles long, l tinnk 1 could hallo through the other 237,000 miles. I like to chat, and if you will get your ear trumpets ready, when 1 am keeping watcn tnrougn me long winier nitrhts. with my feet snugly fixed in one of our volcanoes, I will tell you long stories. W Tien I have no one to talk to I smoke too much. The shooting stars you like so much are nothing but sparks from my pipe. I don t much like tho detectives you call astronomers. They see very little for the size of their eye-glasses, and they bother their brains terribly to decide whether the moon is inhabited or not. T nlnim that one man fmvseln mav be fairly called a population. Then I have with me my cat and my dog. Y e have little company except tho stars. But once in a loner time some young entnusi ast, longing to behold the glory ol this celestial region, comes up in a balloon and makes us a short visit, i looaea in at a window and saw some of you danc incr a few eveninars aero. For fine danc ing, you should see me and my dog whirling in the waltz, while my cat fiddles beautifully. And once, in the midst of the dance, a cow, thrown into ecstasies by the music, actually lumped over the moon, and tumbled and tumbled till she came to Norwich. I believe that Mother Goose, the historian, spoko of this. Don't you tire of getting up or going to bea every few hour ? One of my days is equal to fifteen of yours. Then the sun scorches, and I turn in and take a pleasant nap. During the night, which is enu&llv loner and bitter cold. I sit up to koep the fires burning in the volca noes, and eat " bean porridge not. ftn thoHft little npstart moons of Mars have finally obtained an introduction to you, have they? I never speak to them myself, and the truth is they amount to Very lllUO 111 Kuuu JJIhucuut ouvirii, iJrnv iIpap lit. Mm f ArthflllftKPH. CO tO school regularly and study hard, and you will sometime get another letter irom your sincere friend, Tns Man in toe Moon. ONE THOUSAND LIVES LOST. Uotopaxl'i Latest Eruption Darkiieaa and Dismay The Inca It ulna Destroyed. Quito Letter to the New York Nation.) The eruption took place on the 2Gth of Juno, with every circumstanco that could increase its horror utter darkness in the broad day, thunder and lightnincr. fearful explosions that made the earth tremble, subterranean noises and wild gusts of wind, accompanied by a rain of ashes. An eye-witness told me that the volcano poured out a cataract ten times the Lulk of Niagara, which carried all before it in its headlong course, and sub merged the whole surrounding country. The torrent divided itself in two opposite directions, as if to give greater scope to its devastation and to make the confusion still more dire. One branch took a southerly course toward the city of Lata cunga, situated twelve miles from Coto paxi. Ou its way the torrent converted the plain of Callao into an immense lake. There is but faint hope that the ruins of the palace of the Incas, described by Humboldt and all other travelers through the central valleys of tho equatorial Andes, have escaped the ravages of the Hood. Near Latacunga tho furious tor rent tore up from its very foundations the cotton factory of Don Jose Villa gomez, whose value was estimated at $300,003; crops, cattle, buildings were swept away; the massive bridges of Cu tuche and Pansalvo wero destroyed, as well as a part of the fine carriage road (scarce equaled even in Europe) which connects Quito with the towns in the south of the republic. Tho branch that headed toward the south of Cotopaxi devastated the pros perous and enchanting valley of Chillo, and in particular the estate of the Senores Aguirre, noted for having been the resi dence of Humboldt. There, too, as in Latacunga, arose the buildings of a thriving factory, which only tho year be fore had been destroyed by fire, and had just been repaired at great expense. The torrent rooted it from tho ground, and bore it away m a thousand fragments. It is asaerted that a mill of Don Manuel Palacios floated on tho water like a ship at sea until shattered by the current. Tho loss in the valley of Chillo alone is estimated at over 2,000,000, and the loss in other sections is equally great. It is likewise calculated that the number of the dead exceeds 1,000. A third cataract took an easterly direc tion, destroying tho bridge of Patate, and doing grievous injury to the estates in that neighborhood, of which the most important is celebrated for its fine wine, well known as " Vino de Patate. Although the surroundings of Quito have been laid waste, the city itself suf fered from only a rain of ashes and a complete darkness, which began on the 2Gth of June, at 3 in the afternoon. At Machache and other places the night lasted for thirty consecutive hours. Iti the midst of this opaque gloom one could hear the bellowing of the cattle and the cries of other animals, who, deprived of their usual food by the shower of ashes, soucht in a species of Ireuzv the means of satisfying their hunger. Otherbeasts frantic with terror, careered hither and thither as if in despair, and the piteous howling of the dogs pierced the air with its ominous sound. In Quito the dark ness was not as that of night; it was like that described by the younger Pliny in a letter to Tacitus, in which he relates the eruption of Vesuvius and the de struction of Pompeii. "It was," he says, "as if the lights in a room had been extinguished. At Quito the shower at first was of coarse, heavy sand, which suddenly turned into ashes so fine and impalpable that they penetrated not only into apartmentf, but into tho most carefully closed receptacles. In the depth of the darkness, men and women, braving the rain of ashes, sallied forth into the streets, screening themselves with umbrellas and lighting their way with lanterns, and all tho whilo these strange apparitions rent the air with their cries and prayers for mercy. The umbrellas, as well as the green eye glasses used here on journeys, were no superfluous precaution, although they afforded but scant protection against the subtle powder, which it was remembered had in many cases produced blindness during the eruption of 1843, and the rain of ashes of thirty hours that attended it. The Wheat Yield. The following table gives tho annual production of wheat in the United States for twelve years, together with the cn nual exports and tho homo consump tion, seed, and wastage: Croji bit.) Exjwt. Conmnption. 1SCJ 177,iW7,l"-J BMU5.M1 122,041,551 iHfi.J 173,e77,W8 3".,r)8'.,773 133.UHH.1S5 184 100,1195,823 14,057,641 140.(138,182 1805 148,522,827 15,3.VJ,13'J 133,172,088 180rt IM.lPJ.OOff 10,171,002 141,028,214 1807 21'J,441,4'" a:),RW,319 188,884.481 1808....; 224,030,000 21,130,029 202,!00,571 186'J 200,146,(100 B0,i20,012 200,220,288 1870 235,884,700 49,704,432 180,000,208 1871 230,722,400 85,434,101 li5,2H8.23'J 1872 249,097,000 48,929,009 200,107,931 1873 281,372,000 87,393,043 193,078,357 1874 808,000,000 70,400,890 237,533,110 1875 290,000,000 71,028,846 218,971,054 1870 250,000,000 65,008,758 194,990,212 This season it is known that the re serve has been cut down to the mini mum by shipments of 30,500,000 bushels from the West since Jan. 1, against shipments last year of 29,000,000 bush els from a crop 40,000,000 larger. At five bushels per capita, the home re quirement would be about 235,000,000 bushels, beside tho quantity needed to replenish the reserve which figures of yearly consumption indicate may bo roughly estimated at 20,000,000 bushels. Hence, if the coming crop is as much as 325,000 000 bushels, and the price is not unusually high, consumption and re plenishment of reserve will take about 255,000,000 bushels, leaving 70,000,000 bushels for export. 'If the price rules high, both consumption and the quan tity taken for reserve will be diminished, and tho surplus for export mar then be as much as 98,000,000 bushels. New York Tribune. STANLEY. A Wonderful Tale from the Celebrated African Eiplorer Hie ' Awful Advance Through a Foreat rilled with Cannibals Kaeh Tree the Ambuacada of an Archer with l'olaoned Arrow Thirty-two Hat- ties Fought Without a lteatlng-Spell-A Chapter Well Worthy of a I'lace In the 'Arabian Nights." London Telegram to New York Urrald. After nearly twelve months of anxious suspense, during which the greatest fears were entertained for the safety of the gallant African explorer, the welcome news has at length come that nenry M. Stanley, the special commissioner of the New York Herald and the London Daily Tclejraph has arrived on tho west coast of Africa, after a terrible journey across the continent along tho line of tho Lua laba, otherwise tho Congo river. Stan ley's dispatch is elated from Emboma, Congo river, west coast of Africa, Aug. 10, and informs us that ho arrived at that point on Aug. 8 from Zanzibar, with only 115 souls, the entire party in an awful condition after their long and terrible journey through the heart of tho African continent. After completing the ex ploration of Lako Tanganyika, Stanley and his followeis pushed across the country to Nyangwe, on the Lualaba. This was the most northerly point reached by Cameron when he attempted to solve the mvsterv of the Conco and its identity with the main drainage line of tho Lualaba basin. Stanley left Nyangwe on the 15th of November, 1876, and traveled overland through Uregga with his party. The task of penetrating the unexplored wilds that stretched before him to the west ward was calculated to impress him with a sense of danger that nothing but the stern call of duty and tho promptings of ambitious resolution could overcome. He was about to plunge into a region where ho would bo as completely cut oil from hope of succor if fortune did not favor him in his journey as if he was wandering ou the surface of another planet. After an arduous march of many diiys, through a country filled with difficulties, and being compelled to transport on tho shoulders of his men every pound of provisions and other stores necessary for tho trans-continental journey, and, besides, carrying in a sim ilar manner tho sections of tho Lady Alice exploring boat, and the arms and ammunition of the party, Stanley found himself brought to a stand by immense tracts of dense forests through which all attempts at pro gress were futile. Finding that he could not advanco along the line ho had first intended to follow, Stanley crossed the Lualaba and continued his journey along the left bank of the river, passing through the district known as Northeast Ukusu. On this route he en deavored to find an outlet westward, but the jungle was so dense and tho fatigues of the march so harassing that it seemed impossible for him to succeed in passing the tremendous barrier of the forest. To add to the horrors of his position in these Central African wilds, Stanley found himself opposed at every step by the hostile cannibal natives. Ihe sav ages filled the woods, and day and night poured flights of poisoned arrows on his party which killed and fatally wounded many of his men. From every tree and rosk along the route tho deadly missiles rinrro1 fntnl nnnnia (lnil 4lio heavily-laden bearers fell dead under their loads in the dark forest. Only now and then could Stanley and his men re ply to this silent fire with their rifles, for the savages kept under the densest cover, and rarely exposed themselves. Stanley's march through these canni bal regions soon became almost hope less. Thero was no cessation in the fighting day or night. An attempt at camping merely concentrated the sav ages, and rendered their fire more dead ly. The advance was a succession of charges in rude tkirmiihing order by an advance guard whose duty it was to clear the road for tho mam body. A rear guard covered in like manner the retreat, for although advancing against one enemy tho movement was a retreat from another. All Stanley's efforts to appease the savages wero unavailing. They would listen to no overtures, dis regarded all signals of friendship and of mildness of intention, and refused to bo Eacified with gifts. The patient be avior of Stanley's men they regarded as cowardice, so that no course remained open to the explorer but to fight his way onward and with as little loss as possible. To render the position still more deplorable, his escort of 140 na tives; whom he had engaged for the ser vice at Nyangwe, refused to proceed further on tho journey, and deserted him. They were so overawed by the terror of the forest and tho continuous strugglo that they believed destruction was cer tain to overtake tho whole party, and prudently resolved not to bo destroyed. Finding that his ranks were thinned by the desertion of the Nyangwe men the hostile natives concentrated for a grand attack on Stanley, with tho object of completely crushing him. It became necessary, therefore, to organize a des perate resistance, which was happily successful, so far that it repulsed the savages for the time being and gave the explorer a chance to reconsidt r his plans and make arrangements to adapt them to his trying situation. There was only one way to escape from the hapless po sition in which Stanley now found him self, unless he accepted the alternative of returning to Nyangwe, and abandon ing the grand work which he had under taken. This was to make uso of can(es. With tho "Lady Alice" as a last reli ance and good canoes for tho party, Stanley concluded that ho could ad vanco with a better prospect of fucccss than in any other way. Although he had a decided advantage over the savages on tho water, Stanley t till found that each day's advance was but a repetition of the strugglo of the day pre vious. It was desperate fighting all the time while pushing down the river with might and main. Fortunately, it was still the rifle against the bow, but tlcn the bow was covered by tho derse woods, and the rifle was exposed in the opon canoe. In the midst of theso progressive struggles Stanley's journey on the river was interrupted by a scries of great cat aracts not far apart from each other and just north and south of the equator. To pass theso obstacles he had to cut his way through over thirteen miles of dens forest, and drag his eighteen earocf. and the exploring boat, Lady Alice, over land. This enormous labor entailed the most exhausting efforts, and the men had frequently to abandon the ax and drag ropes for their rifles, to defend them selves against the continuous assaults of the hostile natives. After passing the cataracts, Stanley and his party had a long breathing pause from tho toil of dragging tneir boats through the forest. They wero also comparatively secure from at tack, and took measures to recruit their exhausted strength before again encoun tering the dangers of the journey west ward. At two degrees north latitude he found that the course of the great Luala ba swerved from its almost direct north erly direction to the northwestward, to the westward and then to the southwest- ward, developing into a broad stream varying in width from two to ten miles and choked with islands. In order to avoid the struccle with the tribes of desperate cannibals that inhabited the main land on each side of the river, Stanley's canoe fleet, led by the Ladv Alice, paddled along between the islands, taking advantage of the cover they afforded as a protection from at tack. In this way many miles down the stream were made by the expedition, un molested by the natives, but this safety from attack was purchased by much sulfering. Cut off from supplies in the middle of the great river, starvation threatened to destroy the expedition. The most extreme hunger was endured by the party, which passed three entire days absolutely without any food. This terrible stato of things could not be any longer endured, so Stanley resolved to meet his fate on the main land, rather than by hunger on the river. He therefore turned his course into the left bank of the Lualaba. With tho regular good fortune that has gen erally attended him, he reached tho vil lage of a tribe acquainted with trade. With theso friendly natives Stanley and his party mado ' blood brotherhood," and purchased from them an abundance of provisions, which were sorely needed by the famished exploring party. After a brief rest, Stanley endeavored to con tinue his course along theMeft bank of tho river, but three days after his de parture from the village of the friendly natives he came to the country of a pow erful tribe, whose warriors were armed with muskets. Here, for the first time since leaviner Nvancrwe. Stanley had to contend against an enemy on almost an equal footing as to arms. He, there, fore, prepared his party for a struggle, the issue of which was decidedly doubt- f u No sooner did these natives dis cover the approach of Stanley's expedi tion than the ymanned fifty-four large cances, and put off from the river bank to attack it. It was not until a number of his men were killed that Stan ley desisted in his efforts to make tho natives understand that he and his party were friends. He cried out to them to that effect and offered clothes as peace gifts, but the savages refused to be conciliated, and tho fight proceeded with unabated fury. For twelve miles down the struggle went on, and it proved to be the greatest and most desperate fight on this terrible river. It was maintained by Stanley's followers with great courage, and was the last save one of thirty-two battles fought since tho expedition had left Nyangwe. Stanley's losses during the long and terrible journey across the continent from Nyangwe have been very severe. The continuous fighting in the forests and on the river reduced the strength of the expedition daily, until it became a question whether any of its members would ever reach the coast. Stanley was almost drawn into tho whirlpools of the Mewa falls, and six weeks later himself, with the entire crew of the Lady Alice, were swept over the furious falls of Mebelo, wnence only by a miracle they escaped. MICHIGAN ITEMS. Detroit organs are shipped to Con stantinople. Detroit's police force costs a little more than $10,000 a month. At Augusta last week the annual pic nic of the Kalamazoo pioneers was held. The Isabella county court house, a brick structure, will cost, when complet ed, 820,000. It is estimated that tho saloons of tho State will pay $450,000 under the special tax law, this year. TnERE were but 70fi prisoners in the State prison at the close of the month of August. Parties who have traveled throuch various portions of the State report a heavy crop of corn in most localities. Now tiiat Ben De Bar and Ned Dav pnrort haya both loft this creat stacre. Garry Hough, of Detroit, is one of the oldest actors left living in America. The Croton dam went out last week. Damace over SI. 000. Mr. Geo. Back- hart, owner of the Croton flouring mill, will rebuild it immediately. According to tho returns made to the County Clerk for the year 187G, there wero 708 births, 2ol deatns anu marriages in Macomb county in that year. TnE soldiers and sailors' reunion held Midland lately was a grand success. Ovpr twpntr Mohican recriments wero represented. Capt. Lyon, of Midland, was elected Fresident for tho ensuing year, and D. W. Hitchcock historian. TnK barn belonging to the Cadillac House, at Lexington, was burned last week. Six horses were burned, one of which was a valuable stallion owned by Mr. Allen, of Detroit. The engine pre vented the fire spreading. The origin of the fire is unknown. Loss estimated at from $4,000 to $5,000. George RnEEmxnDT fell into tho river at Detroit, a few days ago. and stuck in the mud at the bottom, which held him in a fatal grasp until he was drowned, ne was under water less than four min utes, and was still alive when brought to land, but died before resuscitation could be brought about A man named Cowell was fatally in jured at Greenvillo, recently, while driv ing a sprinkler under a trcetlo-work. The injured man had leen accustomed to drive under tho bridge and remain on his wagon. On tho day of the accident he had raised th first bolster of his wagon, and, forgetting this, he was caucht between the tank on his wagon and tho upper portion of the bridge, with ths result above stated. Tire following statement of all articles of association and amendments filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State from July 15 to Sept. C we take from the Lansing Republican : July 17 Detroit City Hallway Company i ar ticle! of auMooiation amended. July 2-Orand llapida and Walker Tlank Road Company 5 125,000 j paid io l,050: Grand llapida. July 30 Workingmen'i Benevolent Sociotr t Dexter. ' July 30 Jackson Reform Club Temperance July 31 Black Creek Improtement Company tlO.OOOjpaidin t500j Grand Rapida. Aug. 3 Barry County Co-operatiTe Asso ciation of the Patrons of IIuBbandry i 13.ooo paid in tl.000 j Halting-. ' Antr. 6 Delaware Conner Minfnc rim. of Michigan ; articles of asnociation amended. Antr. 9 Eit Hatriiiaw nfnrtn n.il. . rout Saciuaw. ' Aug. 13 Winthrop Hematite Company : $500,000 5 paid in 25,000 ; IBhpeming. Aug. 16 Michigan Gatdight Company 5 23.. 000 ; paid in G,000 ; Detroit. Aug. 17 lehogowanda Club; Coldwater. Ann'. IX TnriimtrUl liKliuJJ. v.mr.n.. Grand Rapida; tlO.OOO ; Grand Rapida. Aug. 23 Hebrew Benevolent Society : Al- pona. Aucr. 23 Caaa Avenue Railway finmnimv . $100,000 ; Detroit. Auff. 21 Evenine Newa Aaaoeiatinn . 000 5 Detroit. Aug. 25 Bonanza Manufacturing Company $'50,000; paid in 35,850; Kant Saginaw. Aug. 28 Alpena Water-Works Compahv : tl20,000; Alpena. Auk. 30 St. Clair enoke works: 25.0f0: naid in 10,000; St. Clair. Aug. 31 Jackaon Iron Company; notice or diasolution and reorganization; $800,000; paid in $300,000; Negaunee. Sept 1 German National Aid Society; Dr troit. Sent. 3 Lake Huron Mill Comnanv? i40 Ofli)? paid in $20,000; Port Huron. Sept. 4 Michigan Military Academy; $50,000; Orchard Lako, Oakland county. Sept. 4 Saginaw and Clare County Railroad Company; $100,000; paid in $1,035. At the recent annual meetintr of the Detroit Conference of the M. E. Church the following appointments were an nounced: Jhtroit I)iii(rictJ&men M. Fuller. V. E; Detroit Central Church, W. X. Ninde ; Detroit Tabernacle, C. T. Allen : Detroit Simpnon, W. W. Waehburn ; Detroit Jefferaon Avenue, IX. S. Fardington ; Detroit Sixteenth Street, R. Rus sell ; Detroit Fort Street, W. Q. Burnett; Wy andotte, E. Barry ; Trenton, II. N. Brown ; Flat Rock, A. W. ilaon ; Denton, L. C. York ; Wayne, II. O. Tarker ; Dearborn. J. M. Tru- cott ; Plymouth. L. P. Davia ; Northville, J. E. Jacklin ; Walled Lako, J. H. Caater ; Com merce, A. S. Fair ; Farmington, S. E. Warren ; Sonthtield, S. O. Morgan ; Birmingham, J. B. Atchinaon ; Royal Oak, G. W. Owen ; New Boa ton, A. F. Hoyt 5 Belleville, W. J. Clack ; Leea ville, J. Kilpatrick ; Ypailantl, O. J. renin ; Salem, S. Clements ; South Lvon, F. Bradley ; Brighton, D. J. Odell : HowtU, J. Kilpatrick ; Fowlervillo, F. W. Warren ; Iohco, L. L. Houghton ; Leroy. to be supplied ; Stockbridge, J. M. Morton ; Williamstoh, N. W. Pierce ; Danaville, W. Hagadorne ; Unadilla and North Lake, B. F. rritchard ; Finkney, C. W. Aus tin ; Whitmore Lake, J. C. Higgma ; Wanen, to be supplied. Arthur Edwards, editor iVora irf stern Christian Advocate, member Central Church Quarterly Conference. J. M. Arnold, Agent Superannuated Preachera' Aid Society, memler Simpson Quarterly Conference. Lean der W. Tilcher and George R. Davia, miaaion aries to North Carolina. L. B. FiHke, Presi dent Albion College, member of Tabernacl Quarterly Conference. Adrian IHtrictYT. II. Shier, P. E. ; Adrian, R. Hudson ; Tocumseh, A. J. Bigelow ; Clinton and Macon, L. J. Hudson ; Manchester. W. E. Dunning ; Napoleon, P. Nichols ; Brooklyn and Prospect Hill, W. Allman ; 8haron, 8. B. Kim mell ; Deerfleld, C. L. Church ; Petersburg, to be supplied ; Lambcrtville, J. A. Dunlap ; Blias iield, E. W. Frazee ; Palmyra, R. Copp ; Mo renci, J. M. Gordon ; Hudson, J. Frazer ; Franklin, W. Triggs ; Ridgeway, A. B. Wood Clayton, J. M. Van Every; Fairiield, J.B. Rus; sell ; Ann Arbor, R. B. Pope ; Augusta, J. E. Diverty ; Chelsea, D. R. Shier ; Carlton and Schofield, J. M. Kerridgo ; Dexter and Lima, J. C. Wortley : Dixboro, J. 8. Sutton ; Grass Lake, J. A. Mcllwain ; Henrietta, II. Palmer ; Milan and Oakville, E. P. Pierce ; Addison, J. S. Priestly ; Saline, O. Whitraore ; Monroe, D. Caslcr; Medina, J. T. Hankinson ; Waterloo, G. W. Stowe ; Dundee, D. W. Mianer ; Dewitt C. Challis, miasionary to Bulgaria ; B. F. Crock er, Professor in the Michigan University, mem ber Ann Arbor Quarterly Conferenae. Flint District A. F. Bourns, P. E. Flint, Court Street, W. H. Pcarce ; Flint, Garland Street, Geo. W. Lowe ; Ottiaville, A. G. Blood ; Mt. Morris, J. B. Gobs 5 Flushing, Wm. Tavlor; Hazleton, D. M. Ward ; Swartz Creek, T. Sev ley ; Grand Blanc, J. Hamilton ; Earlsburgh, W. H. Benton ? Hollv, W. C. Wy ; Fenton, T. G. Potter ; Linden, 6. Sanborn ; Gaines, R. C. Lanning ; Vernon, J. G. Whiteomb ; Woodhull, J. E. Witbev 5 Highland, S. L. Ramsdell ; Da vidson, J. Balls ; Hartland, N. G. Lyons ; Far shallville, E. Dawe ; Byron, L. S. Tedman ; Oak Grove, Wm. Birdsall; Percy, John Wesley; Conway, D. G. Oiberson ; Milford, T. J. Joalin ; Pontiac, T. Stalker ; Troy, Wm. Tuttle ; Utica, R. Gage'; Rochester, to be supplied ; Orion, D. Whitelv ; Clarkson, F. E. York ; Oxford, J. F. Davidson ; Brandon, B. H. Hedger ; Goodrich, E. Steer ; Hadley, H. W. Wright ; Lapeer, W. B. Bigelow. Saginaw IHntrietk. R, Bartlett, P. E.; East Saginaw, Jefferson street, E. E. Cas ter; Hess street, J. O. Bancroft; Saginaw City, Washington avenuo, S. Reed ; Ames' Chael, Oscar W. Willetts ; Bay City, Washing ton street, James Venning ; Tremont avenue, J. S. Smart ; Woodside avenue, C. Oibbs ; West Bay City. Wm. Dawe ; Sagabing Indian Mis sion, to be supplied ; Pinconnlng and Stand ing to be supplied ; Rillo River, to be supplied; Tawas Citv, E. Bancroft ; East Tawas, T. H. Baskerville ; Oscoda, J. Reddick ; Harriaville, N. N. Clark : Alpena, H. C. Northrop; Alpena Mission. G. J. Schweinf urth ; Fresrme Isle, to bo supplied ; Tittabawassee, N. Newton ; In gersoll, O. B. Hale ; Midland, W. H. Osborne ; Hope, Alphonzo Crane; St. Charles, A. D. Clough 5 Chesaning, J. II. Mcintosh ; West Haven, J. W. Cripjen ; Owosso, C. R. Keller man ; Corunna, II. W. Hicks ; Mingerville, H. II. Smith ; Bennington, Frederick Strong ; Laingsburg, G. M. Lyon ; Reese. J. A. Curna lia; Vassar, R. Woodhams; Tuscola, L. N. Moon ; Willington, R. L. Cope 5 Maryvillo, P. J. Wright ; Cass City, J. G. Sparling ; Cairo, J. W. Campbell; Watrousville, E. Fester; Akron, to be supplied; Unionville, T. E. Fearce ; Bayport, to bo supplied ; Casevile, A. R. Laing. Port Huron lHtrirll. N. Elwood, P. E. ; Tort Huron, Wm. Fox; Fort Gratiot, J. T. Berry; Marvsvillo. T. C. Higgin: St. Clair, W. J. Campbell; Manne City, J. S. Joslin; Chetter fleld, A. Whiteomb; Algonac, D. W. Hammond; Memphis. W. M. Campbell; Richmond, L. J. Whiteomb; Adair, M. J. Scott; Brock way, F. Coates; Rnby, L. M. Walker; Lakeport, to be supplied; Lexington, L. Barnes; Croswell;W. Preston: Port Sanilac, D. McFawn; Forester and Dockerville, J. W. Holt and W. AJlington; White liock, L. E. Lennox; Minden, to be sup plied; Port Hope, 8. P. Lee; Capao, O. Nixon; Speaker, to be supplied; Port Austin, Wm. George; Mt. Clemens, B. 8. Taylor; New Huron, J. R. Noble; Armada, C. M. Anderson; Rmhoo, J. Kelly; Washington, C. Simpson; Almont, E. D. Daniels: Dryden. Hazen: A. It. Attica ami Goodland, E. E. Pearman; North lfcanch, 8. Bird; Marlette, N. Nankenris; Lakeviiie and Mt. Vernon, E. Craven; Sanilac Mission, to be supplied. Lake Superior lHtrirtA. J. Richards, P. E. Marquette. H. 8. White; Negaimee J. E, Whslen; Ishpemlng, T. Wilkinson; Republics Sweet; Calumet, J. Horton; Pfeotnix and Ciii ton, L Wilcox; Central and Copper Falls I. Johnston; Rockland and Maple Grove, T. O. Oinans; Atlantic, J. 8. Fau 1; Fayette and Man istiqne, to be supplied; E.-cauaba. H.W. Thomp son; Menominee, to bo supplied; Kewawonon Indian Mission, Peter Marksman; Sanlt Ste. Marie and Iroquois Indian M.s-ion,S. J. Brown Isle Royale, "to bo supplied, Ontonagon and Iron River, to lesnpplied; Grand- Inland and Cedar River Mission, to be supplied.