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" 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
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
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
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
It was quite late when Ella ran away
to her pretty bedroom to undress Polly
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is time for bed, Ella," said her
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Detroit organs are shipped to Con
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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.

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