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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1878.
William Campbell, of Newcastle, the heaviest man in the world, has just died at the age of 22 and the weight of 728. lie was G feet 3 J inches in height, 9G inches round the shoulders, and 76 round the chest; his thigh measured 47 inches, and the calf of his leg 35. The body, which decomposed rapidly, had to be hoisted out of the house and lowered into the grave by means of a derrick and tackle. Editor N. F. Etiial, of the Muncie (Ind.) News, published a slanderous article about the wife of Mr. Robert Polk, of that village., Mrs. Folk armed herself with a horsewhip and a handful red pepper, and star ted forth in search of the slanderer. Meeting him upon the street she threw the pepper into his eyes, completely blinding him for a time, and, while in this helpless condi tion, proceeded to administer a sound thrashing. Tire New York Duily Bulletin, the leading commercial paper of the East, in an editorial on business prospects, ex presses the opinion that the worst effects of the commercial reiction have been realized. It believes we have at last reached solid rock, and the next thing in order is recovery ; that we have reached ed a condition in which the foreign mar kets act as a breakwater against further depreciation, and afford an important contribution towards the recovery of business. The American officers who were sent Abroad to observe the operations of the Turco-Russian war have been ordered home Col. W. B. Ilazen, of the Sixth Infantry; Lieut. Col. Alexander Cham bers, of the Twenty-first Infantry; and Xiieut. Francis V. Greene, of the Engin eers. He was the only officer sent abroad who saw any of the operations in the field. lie was present at the capt ure of Osman Pasha, and, in one of the assaults in the mountains, behaved so gallantly that he was decorated by the Emperor for bravery. Prof. Leone Levi, of the University of London, says that the wages of the working classes in Great Britain may be taken at 100,000,000, 300,000,000 of which they finger directly as cash. In this case he holds that they ought to eave 15,000,000 a year, and yet he can not make out that the sum they do hoard exceeds 1,000, 000. When asked what becomes of the 11,000,000 of surplus, which; according to him, the working man's private budget annually shows the lecturer opines that it goes in buy ing more diink than is necessary or wholesome. Tiie course of true love, etc. Benja min Smith, of Brooklyn, induced his sweetheart, Lily Lent, to die with him. They took two doses of laudanum, which wasn't enough; then he took a third, but she refused to come in, saying that life was good enough for her. Then he took a fourth dose, which was too much, and made him horribly sick, and they pumped him out an d made him walk round the block in charge of two policemen till he got better, and then the girl had him ar rested on the charge of administering poison with intent to kill. Perhaps the most striking of the foreign importations to the Paris Expo sition are a rouple of "natives" in a stall belonging to the Compagnie des Indes. One is engaged at a handloom, and the other is embroidering a gar ment, and, judging from the progress ho has made in the last three weeks, there is a little chance of it being finished by the end of the Exhibition. As they bend down nothing is seen but huge turbans, "but now and then one will occasionally raise his head and show clean-cut, powerfully-drawn feat ures, like the masks in Indian sculpture, and with large, brilliant, black-rimmed yes, with the far-away gaze of caged wild beasts." Statistics have lately been published in Germany of the rate of mortality in different European armies. From the tables given it appears that the average jearly deaths per 1,000 were, in the Prus sian army, in the years 18G7-9, G. 4; in the Saxon, 18G3-9, also 6. 4; in the En glish, 1871-4, 8. 4; in the French, 1872-4, 8. 7; in the English, 18G0-70, 9. 5; in French, 18G2-9, 10. 1; in the Belgian 1870-4, 10. 7; in the Italian, 1870-6. 11 ; in the Portugese, 1861-7, 12. 7; in the Belgian, 1867-9, 12. 8; in the Russian 1871-4, 14. 7; in the Austrian, 1870-3 15. 3; in the Russian, 1862-71, 15. 4; in the Italian, 1861-9, 16. 3; and in the Belgian from 1862 to 1866, 20. 3. The comparatively small mortality in the -Prussian army is attributed not only to the favorable climate, but also to th care taken with regard to the food. ninth ing, and general well-being of the soldier. A fatal duel was recently foueht in Lee county, Va., between two students of Turkey Core Academy Henry Combs, of Kentucky, and John Bailey, a native of that county. The trouble grew out of a misunderstanding about a young lady to whom both of the young men were paying attention. The men met in a grove, and, without exchanging a dozen words, commenced firing at each other with navy revolvers until five rounds were discharged. In the last round Combs fell mortally wounded, and died soon afterward. The men were not twenty feet apart during the firing, and fought, it is said, with the desperation of madmen. Both were poor shots and un accustomed to the use of firearms. Combs was a relative of ex-Gov. Leslie Combs, of Kentucky, and was a young man who stood well at the college. Mr. Frederick Wiiittaker, a gentle man who is engaged in writing a biogra phy of Gen. Custer, has written a letter in which he states that he has made dis coveries proving beyond a doubt that the massacre of Custer and his troops at the Little Big Horn battle was entirely due to cowardice and disobedienco of orders on the part of Gen. Marcus A. Reno, and that after the fight Reno wrote a false and libelous report of it, which now constitutes the only official record of the affair. The statement of Whittaker having been brought to the notice of the House Committee on Mili tary Affairs, the committee has very properly decided to report a resolution for the investigation of the massacre. The act charged against Reno is the most heinous of which an officer could be guilty, and if the charge is proved it will reveal a degree of cowardice and treaohery almost unparalleled in the his tory of arms. An interesting paper on earthquakes in Japan was lately read before the Asiatic Society of that country by a na tive savant. The record of all earth quakes occurring in the larger cities of the empire has been kept with consid erable regularity since the fifth century of the Christian era. The number of slight shocks is very large, and that of disastrous earthquakes is uncomfortably great. In fifteen centuries 149 destruc tive earthquakes had been recorded. The recorded average is one great earth quake in every ten years, but the nine teenth century gives one in every five years, unusually nigh temperature and straDge atmospheric changes have been noticed as precursors of great terrestrial convulsions, especially of the earth quake which desolated Yeddo in 1855. There have been several earthquake shocks in Japan in the early part of the present year; one of them, on the morn ing of the 23d of February, lasted fully one minute, during which period houses rocked like ships on an angry sea. The recent marriage at the "White House of Gen. Russell Hastings and Miss Piatt makes the seventh that has been celebrated there. In 1811, Miss Todd, a relative of Mrs. Madison, was marjied there to Congressman John G. Jackson, of Virginia. In 1820, Mon roe's daughter Martha wedded Mr. Gouveneur, of New York. In 1826, John Quincy Adams' son John married his cousin, Miss Hellen, and, during the administration of Jackson, the daughter of his friend and companion-in-arms, Maj. Lewis, espoused M. Pageot, of Martinique, afterward Minister of France to the United States. There, too, Tyler's daughter married a resident of Virginia, a Mr. Waller ; Tyler him self was married in New York, but held his wedding-reception in the East room, that East room where Mrs. Madison used to hang her clothes to dry, and where, in a bower of roses, Nellie Grant was married to Mr. Sartoris in 1874. There, too, Mr. and Mrs. Hayes celebrated their silver wedding on the 31st of December last. Some curious statements and calcula tions lately appeared in the Londou limes correspondence as to the popular notion of high numbers, such as millions, billions, and trillions. Mr. Bessemer said that he did not think any clear con ception of a billion could be formed. Other correspondents gave the following facts: A single thickness of sovereigns spread over the floor of a room 71 feet G inches square is almost exactly one million. If, instead of being neatly laid in rows, the sovereigns are placed as closely as possible, a million will just cover the floor of a room 67 feet 6 inches square. Mr. II. Hawkins Johnson writes: " The difficulty of comprehend ing the idea of a billion is scarcely so great as Mr. Bessemer would have us suppose. A shot one-tenth of an inch in diameter is an idea readily grasped. It would take exactly one million of such shots to make a ball ten inches in diame ter, and a billion of such shots would make a globe 83 feet 4 inches in diame ter, which, although it may be called large, is not beyond ordinary compre hension." Mr. Lock ood writes: "In addition to Mr. Bessemer's dissection of a billion, it may be mentioned that fif teen persons may dine together a billion times without twice sitting in the same relative position." It is estimated that in North Minne sota 500,000 acres of new ground wdl be put under cultivation this season. THE LITTLE FOLKS. LuP7 loggerhead. Thera la a ourloni boy, whose name la Lumpy LoKKMbwul ; Ilia greatent Joy U oh, for ahama ! To apend bla time in bed. Tbey fit with gong alarum-clocka Tbt make your blood run chill ; And they encourage crowing oocka Beneath bla window- aill. In vain the gongehle eyea are ehut In vain the oocka do crow; Empty on him a water-butt. And be will aay, " Hallo Dut only In a drowsy atyle, And In a aooud more He t.leep and, oh i to aee blm amile, And, oh t to bar bim anore ! He aeema to carry, ail day long, Hie p tn bla very enape ; And though you may ta brink and atrong, You often want to gape When Lumpy Loggerhead cornea near. WhONe bed la all bla Joy How glad I am be ia not here. That very aleepy boy I A Little Shaver. One Saturdav afternoon 7 tow-headed Guy Gray darts out of his motner s uicnen ana runs down the road as fast as his small legs can carry him, which is about as fast as any boy of his size need wish to be carried. He does not stop running till he comes in sight of the house where Willi Jon and sees Willie standing on the door step. j.nen ne slackens speed a little in order to cet breath to scream nnf t can stay a n'our'n a half a n'our'n a na-a-a-a-xi. Willie does not stir off t.li but says calmly, as Guy come up! "Goodl" Who's that little havf r?" rnV..ir as he sees behind Willi a a ohnVitw! cheeked boy with checkered apron and Oh. that's our new minister' h come down to stay all the afternoon. He ui esn i Know now to play anything in particular." Whew! I wish he was a falln f our size. Isn't he smart enough to learn something ?" Don t know. We can try him." All rieht! let's plav T easy'a anything. Say, Bub, think vou can play I spy ?" "I'm not Bub I'm Johnny, and I'm smarter'n I 'pear's if I was," the little fellow answers, looking down at hi per-toed shoes, and pouting his red lips. wen, men, ntue shaver," says Guy, "we got to see who's going to blind. You must stand up here and be reckoned on." And Guv rennta th following lines very slowly, at trie first word pointing with his finger to him self, at the next word pointing to Willie, at the third word pointing to Johnny, unci rounu again in tne same order : Little-boy-driving-cattle-lon't-y o u-bear-h i a mony-rattle-Oue-t wo-t hree-ou Ugoen-)ie. The last word comes to Guy. There 1 I'm out." ho savs? th pji tr decide between the other two. renpat " ' Eny - meny - mony - my - tusca-lina-bona-stry-argo-jargo-g woff. ' " " u won come to Willie, so that Johnny is legally elected blinder, but mil!' ii i 'i . . - .. mine tuiuKS it is hardly fair for the new player to blind first, so oilers to take his place. I must hide, and when Willie goes to hunting alter us we must watch our chance and dodcre out and rmt for that big apple-tree that's the goal then we re an right. Willie goes to the big apple-tree; leans up against it, with his face hidden in his hat. "Into the barnvard" Gnv whinners to Johnny, then runs round to the wood shed and peeps through a crack. Johu- ny crawls under the barnyard gate and Kets half across the vanl before Iia p that there are cattle on all sides of him, and a i at sheep ahead of him. Willie gives a hoot to signal the beginning of the search. Guy waits to see which way the blinder starts, then scampers through into the horse-barn just as Willie loks into the shed. Willie sees Guy, and, turning quickly, darts for the tree ; Guy springs out ot the barn door and tries hard to reach the tree first. Tt ia a nret. ty even race, but Willie has the shorter uisiance to go, and touches the goal, shouting triumphantlv. ! snv Gnv Gray." " F' ' " Now Willie looks for Johnny, and, while he is lookincr. hears a terrified scream from the barnyard. He runs that way, Guy close at his heels. When me gate is opened, there they see John ny in the midst of the van!, dnwn on the ground, with his checkered apron ana ius Btnped stockings covered with mud. Johnny iumns nn an aoon na lie can, but before the bovs get to him the i, 1 n. -i ..... iu Dueey me jam runs at tno ntue snaver and Knocks inm down ncam. Get out. you old hunter f" shouted Willie, running toward the sheep and sheep turns and trots off tn tJio other end of the yard. Willie and Guy lead me nine suaver out at the gate, and, when they let cro ol his hands and look at his muddy clothes and try to say con- uuiiug imugs to mm, he lies down cn the green grass and cries for a minute and shakes his fist toward the barn yard, then drops the small hand by his side again and says, sadly. ! do wish my papa wasn t a minister." Why?" both boys asked at once. "So I could say what I want tn." What do you want tn sav?" Gnv I want to say by ginger 1 by ginger 1 1 by ginger! I 1 by ginger I 1 1 1" Johnny rauies out as last as his tongue can let off the words, crowinc londer anl Imnlpr each time, and ending with another shake oi nis ubi ; men calming down, with gumy iook, Bays, dolefully, "but can't." Can't? I should rather think you had, Willie remarks, solemnly, while Guy laughs outright and has to turn a somersault to relieve his feelings. Then Guy steps up to Willie and navN in a confidential tone, MHe'a quite a chap after all. isn't he ?" And just then Guy's brother Herbert comes running uown the road and calls out. "Come homo o nick I TTnnlA Ches ter's here with lots of apples," and Guy just stops to Bay, "Come down to my house some day, little Bhaver," and scampers nome. jew York Tribune. Johnny's Kitten. He has been wanting one for ever so long, but mamma thought he wasn't old enough to know how to treat a kitty very well However he had hia wish a't last, for one cold morning when the back door was opened there stood a little shivering gray kitten, mewing piteously, and looking as if it would be o thank ful for any kind of a home, even if a little boy did hug it and hold it a good deal. " That's tnj kitten I that's my kit ten 1" shouted Johnny the moment he saw it, and no one disputed it" . 1 So the little gray kuten began a new life, and had nice saucers of milk which it lapped and purred over, and bits of meat and bone which it growled over like any other petted cat. Johnny puzzled a great deal over a name for it; nothing seemed to just suit him, bat at last with a very bright face he said. " Mamma, I've named my kitty Blot ty." Why Blotty, no one could imagine, but that became its name, and almost any hour you could hear a little boy's sweet voice calling: Blotty I Blotty ! Come here, Blot ty!" Blotty learned to stand up and beg, and to give a paw, but it best loved to lie curled up like a little gray ball in mamma's work-basket or in papa's slip per. Every morning, as soon as the back door was opened, in ran Blotty from the wood-room and went straight to Johnny's crib, where it would spring up and nestle by his hand to his great delight. One day a neighbor's dog trotted in to the kitchen in a friendly way. Mam ma did not pay much attention till she heard Johnny cry out, in a tone of great excitement: " Mamma ! mamma ! My kitty has turned into a camel 1" Poor little Blotty did indeed look as unlike herself as possible, and, with her small back arched up and every hair on an end, no wonder it made Johnny think of a camel s hump. One day a little girl came to spend the afternoon with Johnny, and, when he showed Blotty to her, she said: " Why, that looks lust like my kitty I lost four or five weeks ago 1" "It s my kitty 1 said Johnny, hug ging it. ".Let me see if there a little white spot away in under its neck," replied Maggie; and, when they looked, sure enough there was the little white spot. " I must take it home; I want it, said Maggie, and Johnny heard her with gathering tears. It was too bad; it makes mamma sor ry even now whenever she thinks of it. But Maggie loved the kitten, too, and had the first claim to it. Besides, papa and mamma were even then planning to take Johnny for a long visit at his grandpa's, and it seemed to the grown up people a very good thing to have the kitten so well provided for. But the heartache and the loss wero Johnny's. I only hope he has forgotten it utterly now. Uretk Meets Arabian. For some time trouble has been brew ing between two of Barnum's greatest curiosities Col. Goshen, the Arabian giant, and Capt. George Costentenus, the tattooed Greek. Whether this has been caused by jealousy, so common to all professionals, has not yet been ascer tained. The climax culminated the other evening in the dressing-room of the show, just after the introduction in the arena. The Colonel opened the en gagement by lifting the Captain and hurling him some twenty feet in the air. The Captain was game, however, and, scorning the assistance of the clowns, returned the compliment by sending a stake pin after the mammoth man. Ihis was too much for the Colonel, and with tremendous strides he came to close quarters with his adversary, and sent him to earth. By this time, Assistant Manager Nathans was on hand, and in sisted on the fight being finished before the audience. The Colonel laughingly declined, and the Captain retired to his platform. Capt. Costen tenus complained of severe bodily injuries, and swore to have satisfaction. "I have fought single-handed against twenty ordinary men," said he, with a cruel glitter in his eyes; "I will have the blood of that big man." Col. Goshen was all smiles, and spoke as follows: "It is nothing creditable to be engaged in such an encounter, and I do not like to talk of it. I fought all through the Mexican and late war, and have served under several potentates. I think the man is yet to be born who dare call me a coward and expect to escape without injury. If that tattooed chap had minded his businees I should have let him alone, but he is full of conceit and is continually insulting ethers. I bore his overbearing ways patiently, but when he insulted ladies in my pres ence I chastised him. It could not be expectoa that I, who have received a dozen medals from as many Kings, could stand by without rebuking his in solence. I gently touched him, and he performed a lively journey of about twenty feet before he reached the ground. Before he got through I just touched him once or twice more. I could have killed him, but I thought he was worth more alive than stuffed, bo for Barnum's sake I only bruised him a lit tie. Good day." And the giant hero ot a dozen wars stalked oil. Bonton Herald. Mammoth Care in Wyoming. A new mammoth cave has been dis covered in Wyoming Territory. A fort night ago a dozen herders planted a windlass near the mouth ot the cavern. on Table mountain, and a man went down with a lantern, clinging to a rope and spinning round a dozen times be fore he reached the bottom. There was a sheer descent of eighty-two feet to the bottom, where a passage 100 feet long led to subterranean chambers and vaults of enormous dimensions. The ceiling was fully sixty feet from the floor, and was studded with countless stalactites of all sizes, from a few inches to fifteen feet in length. The floor was covered with cones and stalagmites, like inverted icicles. In many places the stalactites wero joined together, having the appear ance of huge hour-glasses, and forming a number oi pillars from floor to ceil mg, adding to the grandeur of the scene. TriE Bank of England was organized in the year lG9k, with a capital of XI, 200,000. Its present capital is X10,UW,UUU. 11EMARXABLE SURUEBT. lUrooval of an Enlarged spleen. An extremely interesting surgical op eration, and an almost unexamp led one. at least so far as this country is con cerned, was recently performed at the Alexian Brothers' Hospital, in Chicago, the following account of which we glean from a local paper : A German, named Becker, 38 years of age, was the patient, and, if he should manage to pull through this time Mr. Becker, will be a living monument to the skill of Chicago surgeons, nis disease was enlargement of the spleen, and the morbid growth had attained to such a Bize that there was no hope of his living more than a week or two unless the spleen was re moved. He begged of the attendant surgeons to perform the operation, and, after much solicitation, they consented. It was recognized by all that the oper ation was one of the most delicate char acter, and the officiating surgeon said that if they ever got the man off the table alive they would be ahead of what he expected. As it was believed that the enlarged spleen adhered to the stom ach, an abdominal incision was made three or four inches long, and the result was that the worst fears of the surgeon wero realized. However, Dr. Baxter decided to go on with the operation, for the poor fellow under treatment had but one chance in 10,000 of recovery, and that one depended upon the removal of the morbid growth. The- result was that the spleen was removed in its en tirety. In a healthy, full-grown man ; this organ (if such it can be properly called) weighs trom seven to twelve ounces. The one removed weighed eight pounds, and the arterial and venous blood which ran from it weighed about three pounds more. The pulse of the patient remained steady and full during the entire operation, and when the surgeons left they entertained hopes that there was yet a chance of his re covery. Enlargement of the spleen is fortu nately not a common disease, and cures are even rarer. It is reported in medical circles that only nine operations involv ing the total removal of the spleen are recorded, and of these six proved fatal. Nothing of the kind has ever been at tempted in the West until now. Besides this, in every case Bet down in the books, the spleen was "floating ;" that is, non-adherent. In this instance it adhered in several places, and the greatest difficulty met with by the sur geons was in finding a peduncle to which a ligature could be applied. The spleen has been removed from the lower ani mals without danger to life, and the only result has been that the animal has taken on fat. But the removal in man has always been a ticklish piece of busi ness, requiring the nicest care, and even then 70 per cent, of those treated have succumbed, either from the shock, hemorrhages, or inflammation. In this case the great danger apprehended is from the terrible shock to the system. No man knows the functions of the spleen, but it is supposed to be a sort of reservoir, or perhaps filter would be the better word. It is generally believed that it serves as an organ for the relief of the portal circulation, and it is cer tainly in sympathy with the liver. Per sons who have been afflicted with intei- mittent fever are peculiarly liable to suffer from enlargement of the spleen, but in this case the patient had not. so far as known, been affected in this way. (ireeley Wood Farm. Among the recent entries of real-estate sales at the Land Office, in White Plains, is one for 83 acres at Chappaqua, sold to A. J. Quinby for $10,000. The prop erty is memorable as being a portion of the Greeley farm, though not immedi ately connected with the old homestead. This still remains in possession of Mr. Greeley s daughters, Ida and Grabnelle, who are living at Tarrytown, Ida, with her husband, Col. Smith, and Gabrielle as a member of the household. Many who were privileged to visit Mr. Greeley at his Chappaqua homo will remember the hill farm, or the woodland known far and wide from the mention of it in the "Recollections" of Mr. Greeley. When a bit of leisure offered itself from grubbing among his $11 cabbages, or carrying out his radical ideas on prun ing, Mr. Greeley would harness up a nondescript vehicle, known in the whole country as Greeley's ark," and drive out about two miles to the eighty-three acres just now sold. It was as unsightly and forsaken-looking a bit of landscape as the eye of man ever fell upon. Some few spots of it might have been turned to a possi ble use as a sheep pasture, but the rest was strewn with bolwders and filled with ruts. Mr. Greeley had planted over the whole plot with locust trees (agricola ar borem, scret, etc.), and these had come up in a rather promiscuous fashion. Mr. Greeley drove bis stout piece of horse flesh among them, in his short-sightedness paying not the slightest attention to such trilling obstacles as holes a yard rear VtOnrrlava a a tiirvVi vrmnrr aanlincra or overhanging boughs, though his guests were apt to be of a different mind, and all the time would talk on about the great advantages of forest planting from a politico-social scientific view. When no visitor offered him a victim he found his way out to the wood farm and chopped about with an ax. To-day the dot is covered with a scrubby growth of ocusts as big as a man's arm. New York World. The Sting of Bees a Remedy for Rheu matism. The Praeger Landwirthichaflliches Wochenblatt contains the following in regard to the cure of rheumatism by means of bee stings. The correspondent says: "That his wife having suffered bo much as to be unable to enjoy any sleep or rest for the past six months, the right arm being almost lame, pre venting the Bufferer from doing any housework, making her even unable to dress or undress herself, and having heard a farmer, quite incapacitated by rheumatism, had been accidentally stung by bees, and thereby got entirely cured, he persuaded his wife to try this remedy, as the pain from the sting of the bees would not be greater than that already Buffered. Three bees were therefore laid and pressed upon the right arm for a considerable time, in or der that the poison bladder of the in sect should entirely empty itself. The effect produced was astonishing, as the lady, even on the first night, was enabled to enjoy a long, good sleep, the first time for at least six months, the racking pain being entirely gone. The arm was, of course, swollen greatly in conse quence of the Bting, but the swelling disappeared gradually upon the applica tion of some cooling lotion. All pain was gone, the lame arm recovered its previous vigorousness, and not the least sign of rheumatism has since shown it self. MICHIUAN ITEMS. Greenville has now one of the-finest opera houses to be found west ot Detroit. TnE amount of salt produoed in the Saginaw valley in May was 170,011 bar rels. It is reported that a C-year old girl a Ithaca, named Brown, has hair twenty five inches long. A bon of D. H. Franklin, of Davis- ville, was drowned while bathing the other night. His age was 12 years. There have been some 3.200 tons of hay shipped from Genesee county the past year, averaging $7.50 per ton. John Crane, in a fit of drunkenness. fell into the canal at the Sault and was drowned. Wouen will be admitted as delegates to the annual sessions of the Michigan Congregational associations hereafter. The number of failures in Greenville during the last year is 38 per cent, of the number who were in business a year ago. The Postmaster General has notified the mail-carrier on the route from Peck to Omrad, Sanilac county, that service on that route is discontinued. Daniel Wilson, of Washington, has an apple tree 55 years old, very vigor ous, and which bears large crops of fruit. Arrangements have been made for holding a union picnic of the schools of Eagle, Riley and Watertown, near Wa tertown, July 4. TnE Mentcalm Herald announces the birth of the first child in the village of Edmore since its organization. The boy's name is Edmore Elliott. A few weeks ago Mr. J. A. Hall, of Homestead, was severely bitten in the arm by a horse. It is now feared he will have to suffer amputation. The eighteenth annual convention of the Michigan State Sabbath-School As sociation will be held at Flint, June 25, 26 and 27. A fire near East Saginaw, the other day, destroyed two frame buildings and 50,000 Btaves ; total loss, $3,200 ; insur ance, $3,600. A fire recently destroyed two double dwellings and one single one on Backus point, in Oscoda, the property of J. E. Potts. Loss on the building and house hold goods, $3,500; insured for $800. William Clark, a farmer living near North Burns postoflice, Huron county, committed suicide by hanging himself recently. He leaves a wife and large family. A Justice in the township of Wilson, Charlevoix county, who is also a notary public, recently swore himself in as Jus tice, and forwarded the oath so certified to the County Clerk. At Richfield, Jacob Schwitzer, while logging, was struck on the head by a pole, receiving injuries from which he died in a few hours. He leaves a wife and one child. It is reported that a silver-ore deposit has been discovered in the vicinity of the Sault Ste. Marie river, and that par ties in the neighborhood are "looking up " this alleged " find." C. B. Stebmns has resigned the posi tion of Deputy Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction, to take effect July 1 next. He will then have served the people ex actly twenty years in that capacity. The Detroit and Milwaukee Railrcad Company is about to dispense with the use of Pullman sleepers on its road, and introduce sleeping coaches of its own. A German agent of the name of Wimph has been examining the lands in the vicinity of the Menominee iron range with a view of selecting a tract suitable for the location of a colony of about 100 families. Two barns and their contents, with one valuable horse, belonging to John Willis, residing half a mile from Port Crescent, were burned the other night at midnight by an incendiary. Insured for $500. Kalamazoo Telegraph: The greatest honor that a young painter can achieve is to have his pictures received in the Salon at Paris. This great mark of dis tinction has been conferred upon our townsman, Mr. M. E. Torrey. A river driver named Charles Wyline, who had been drinking a great deal, had delirium tremens and wandered out south of Manistee about five miles. He was found dead in the woods with his throat cut. The verdict of the Coroner's jury wassuicide. Mr. Chelal Clark, of South Boston. Ionia count j, a man 85 years old, and blind, while walking around his chair for exercise, became dizzy, fell upon the floor and fractured his hip. The shock was so great that he died the next day. A man named Norton, a blacksmith, 37 years old, single, went into a meat market at Cairo recently, and asked for a piece of raw beef. A slice was cut off, which he sprinkled with salt and at tempted to swallow. It lodged in his windpipe, and he choked to death in three minutes. TnE tenth annual Convention of the German Workingmen's Benevolent As sociation of Michigan was held at Kala mazoo, last week. Delegates were pres ent representicg thirty-five towns of the State. Many of the most prominent Germans of the State were present. Those two amiable Gratiot county female lunatics are still stitching away at the job of making two bed-quilts with 17,000 pieces In each. When the re cording angel asks them how they spent their lives on earth, it will be amusing to hear them ray, " We each made a bed-quilt" Evening News. There have been Borne quite serious fires in the Northern Peninsula woods. A large portion of the pine land lying between the Paint, Brulo and Michi gammi rirerswi8 burned over last week, and a crew of men at work fcr the K. C. Co., in that vicinity, had hard work to give ther supplies and cattle.