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A ScnsiM. Movement. The stockholders of the Toledo, Ann Ar tor & Northern Michigan railroad, at their recent (innu 1 meeting, adopted a plan o' profit sha: ing with empiov e which w ill bo watched w ith intero t by all who are in ter ste 1 In tho lubor problem. According to t hit ilan all otliia'snnd employes, ex cept the pre-ident are to I ecome bene Apiaries of the lan after they have been in the employ of t e road live years. In ny year in which a ilivi.len I is declared ach beneficiary in to r eive, innldition to his salary, a dividend on th amount of that salary the sun.- ns if he vi r the own er of that nr ch stock. If any employe or officer is disa: led while on duty so at to le Mnnblo to resume his place for h i x in'-nths or more, he is to reeeive a certifi cate of paid up stock, equal in amount to the tot 1 mini . f hit w age. for t e r pre cedin.:his disdalitv in ense f a lots of life in active duty, hi wife or Lg d repre tsentative is to receive a similar certificate, equivalent to five times h last year's w.-Ces. lor in. tame, if a con luotor. re cciving fo per month, were to ho killed iu an accident, his wife or h s i eirs woull recei. e f i,i 0 in the stork of the, company. fvery officer or employe who hah volun tarily retire from the company's ser.ico after ',0 ysars' continuous cm loyment will re eive a certi'cato f paid up stock sb.juhI to the total wapen of the last year of his servi e. President Ashley, who devbod the scheme, give the grounds of his f.ith in the pra- tieability of this profit sharing scheme in the following words: This plan of allotment is propoed in the confident belief that it will largely in creuse the net earnings of the company, and promote zeal, economy and general eflldencv; that it will a so prove itself to be a valuable educator, and teach the ne cessity of sobriety andflielity; and that niuiu 1 confidence and good will is better for a I thtn contentions . 'Mid strikes It is expected that t be entire dividend paid by the omp my in any one year t its ollii ers and employe-, wnl Ivinoie thnueirned by nv.nji from loss end waste. An I when each officer end emp oy is properly educated he will under. t- n 1 that when he permit or causes a useless vstp. or by negligence or s' bedience of orders en uc ident results, that he alwnvs I rings nt on him-elf i-n l his nso date employes a loss proportionately corresponding to that uiTerel by the company. Tlio oiliciiil ('mint. Th board of canvassers his canvassed the vote of the state, with the exception of Manitou county, which has not yet re pcrted A special messenger has been dispat hel to secure the vote of that connty. The totals of the counties, save Manitou are: jrsTICK sITItKMK I Ol'KT, TF.N YF.Al's. Long, rep 174.'.'12 Camp, dfia 140.211 Plain hard, uat '..'7,.V.s Clute pro 1 .: to Imperfect ami scattering .n TI K sI CKI MK i nl'IlT, KfCHT YEARS. Campbell, rep 17o,74tl Grbi nalem i:u.7tl Atkinson nat :''.'. 'heever. pro lS.'nS Imperfect anl scattering 4,'7 KK.iil NTS or T1IK I NIVmsiTY. Hutterfield. rep 172..T1 Hebard, rep 1 72, 0 Vanderv eon. ileni I4l,'d Sprague dem 141,,..2 xi;nn.- .. i'jo J'aumgrdiie.r, nat ,.7.07,.i restn, pro l77:s Chenev. pro 1'1 Imperfect and scattering l,."Gi ritolfllil loKY A M V. N I M E T . Total vote 7 ;." Yes 17s 410 No 1-4 aor. Ma.'ority against ..:... S A I. A H I KS A M E X DM E X T. Total vote P. ..MO Yes : 72.70-'. ...-. 12. , Lf ' 'uinst ).'. 170. Tlie Last ( imiity Heard rioin. totnrn frnni Mnllifllll lllllllt V ttl OTllv county from which returns Imd not been received wl i n the otlicial returns were Published, hae been received nt the oflice Of the secret. iry of ttate, and complete the oak ial count. The special messenger sent rom the returns wa obliged to chart' r a oat at Charlevoix to carry him to St k'and. Ih't vote was as follows: fyli1 .u-tice-(irifbn. 1-5:5: (.amp H4; fell, :t; I-otig :. l!egent auderveen. jrague. H::; liutterfield. U; llehard' the hibition nnu nlment, Is; 1J4. o vot s were cast on the fan endment. Lhe complete otlicial returns the ijority ognmt the prohibition amend eut thus stan Is 11. To Rush the Work. jt.it,ion tate central committee X.-sV m i ii i a fou.. ilavi n rn niu! r- .nltl 1 1, r. rom 1 1 i.ti , i. m tivA rork iiiime- Uiately nd t push st ate organization. A committee con.-i ting of A. D. Tower of Ncrthville; W. A. Taylor, the llevs. K. II. K. Jamieson and C. II. 1'eale of Lansing; and C. H. l itkinof Detroit were appointed to pre pure an addro-s to the public t-t iting the J recent position, conliti n mid claims of the party. W 'illium A. TayU r wa ap pointed btate orpani-r. lie thereToie tendered his resignation us secretary and Caleb S. 1'itl in w as elected to the vacancy. ('OM)KNSKI) ST A II 1 .NKWS. r.elleville Is to have a soldier-.' memorial encampment. ihree hundred students are enrolled at A.li'Mi c dlee. Rifce hundred 1'oli h families have set tled in Otsego county. Work has bi en commenced on the Kala-n-aoo Ac Hastings railroad. The agri ultural college boys have or Sanied a 1 and of 1 J pieces. Kalamazoo's ce'ery product is to bo larger than ever this season. (iforge H. Van Kps. for over 43 years a resident of Mt. Clemens, is dea I. Over 4.00'UM,(0 young white fsh were m Saginaw IJ iy th other day. Lowell cutter company is to estab ranch establishment at Kdmoro. es Cermain, one of tho olde-t resi- ii the Crand Travr unl oxamln ition for e region, is for state tea"h- rtificate will be held at thecapitol r. rerti has rai-ed the saloon lonils f m to I'sCM), and jirohil ition wi l re ult. je will of tho late Iavid I'reston of De ptit, leaves his entire fortune b his wife ,flJchiMren. jbe sAite military loani lias namei T'ini I" - ' i bdst i August iv 17 nniuel 1'. Dufliel l of Wayne has hosen health officer of Detroit to I r I'U t Dr. Wight, resigned. Ogemaw county court house wras de stroyed by fire the other day. Lou f 12, tK. The records were iavd. Supt. Foster of the htate school moved out of that institution on the :toth ult He has rented a houae in Coldwater. The Kalumazoo cart company has re ceived a:i order for a cart from Fitzroy, Australia, accoiup uiied by tin cash. l'rof. Lewis Stuart of Chicago has been e'ected to the chair of ancient language in the 1'resby terian college at Alma. Mrs. Thomas Maloney of Ilrou-on, w hild insane, threw herxelf uinler a moving j as senger train and was crushed to death. A movement is on foot to organize a ttock company for the purpose of build ing a railroad from Kaldwiu to Olencoo. Kx-l.ieut (ov. ( has. S. May of Kalama zoo delivered a temperance address in Chiekering hall in New York on the 1st inst. iMra. Daniel llynio of Calumet was cross ing the railroad track, when she was caught between two ore cars aud crushed to death. The Huron mine stamp mill in Hough ton. was completely detroed by tire April 'S. Loss over tV),0HJ; insurance' ViO.H 0 . H. C. Ackley of Muskegon has sold to the Chicago lumber company f0. 0)0,(0) feet of lumber and ri,O0V) shingles for $N 0,000. (Seorgo (b rdonier. the Coldwater man who w as shot by Thos. Johnson, a former husbuud of Mrs. Oordonier, died on the 1st inst. James Ha ley, a pioneer of Birmingham, and formerly president of the agricultural college, died on tho 1st inst., aed 4 years and 10 months. ( lark II. Thomas of Coldwater, charged with conspiracy to murder an old man, has 1 e-n d'schnrgd, the evidence leing inutl,c ent t hold him. 1 ouis 11 l:. 1', son of Hon. Digby V. Ibd of Detroit li-'d in Milan. Italy, a few daj s ago. Mr I'ell had been in Italy for the prst four years study in ; music. Commissioner of La lroad Hi h will make an order in a few days for a special inspection of all bridges and bridge struc tures on all Michigan raiUoa ls- Delansou J. J. Spr;igue of l'.ronson, aged "''l years, is dend. Mr. Spraguo w as the oldest member of the (L A. lb, a? well as the Masonic lodge, in Michigan. The lo mis Hutt ry Association will hold their twelfth reuni n nt Coldwater, Wednesilay. May Is. Headquarters at the Arlin.ton Holl called nt 10 a m. Judie (iridley of Jackson, denied the motion to quush the information in the Dr. rainier state p: i-on bribery case, and the doctor will have to stand trial. James Mahoney of Niles, while in an in toxicated condition, fell down the high bank of St Joseph river and received in juries from which he died the next after noon. The preliminary survey of the Alpena & I'etoskey railroad has progressed as far as the south lino of Cheboygan county, from Alpena, and thus far the grading will le remarkably easy. Wm. Hichards. a Negaunee brute, has been sent n ed to '.H) days in the county .jail, with a ston pile for xen ie, for Peat ing his wife. The biut- was perfectly sober when he did it The business ni-'ti's association of Al e gan is making up a ens against the Lake Shore : Michigan Southern road for al" leged discrimination in t! e taritT on the shipment of road carts. '1 he supreme court says that tho Detroit. Mackinac Marquette railroad need not pay taxes demanded of them on lands ly ug in Chippewa county, and aid county loses .f .'.OOtM by the means. The Hay City men who subscribe. 1 mon ey hist year for the 1'ort Huron & Hay City railroiid are willing to donate their subst riptions for a furniture factory, as the railrord doesn't materialize. Coldwater is nil excited over the pros pects of tho early completion of the Cold water, Mansfield A: Lake Michigan railroad which was graded and provided with bridges n number of years ago, but never irone 1. 1 re ident Cleveland has been invited to attend the semi-centennial anniversary of the Michigan un.versitv in June. Anum tier of the leading college presidents are expected .to be present, as well as other notables. 1 An ther find of hard ore two miles rasj of 'e .auiu e, has caused great excitement in mining circles there. Ad.oining lands are I eing gobbled up fast. I'arties from Mnnitowoj. Wis., hold options on ihis property, which h r tofore w as looked i pon as v orth'.es-". 'J he Michigan I5c Keej ers A-sorjatiou held their eighteenth annual meeting in Lansing lh other day and e'ected the follow ing otl'crs : J. Ashworth, Lnn-ing, pies dent: W. O. Wilson of Okemos vice pte -ident; W. A. Harnes of DeWitt. se re tiry; Norman Ooodus of Lansing, trca urer. Three men were buried under n land slide ne r Frankfort the other day. Two were rescued at once, but an old man named Dance was buried ten feet deep and it took 'JO mi int.'s to re3 -iio him. i'o all appearanc s he w as dead when t iken out. but aft T several hours of harl woikhe was resuscitate 1. 'lhe employes in the Mitchell mine in Negaunee. have struck to the number of 7" for their I ack pay. Thi is the mnu w hich w ns soi l re ntly to eastern parties, wdio now desire throw the sale, and who de cline to pay tho men for t put up for any current expenses. There Is pay fr two months' labor due the men. Tho entries for tho breeders' fctikcs in the fall races of the Centr il Michigan fain to be hel 1 i t Liaising Sej tember '-T, '', 'J'.t, and :o, c'oso on May 10. Tho stakes are for '1 year olds :t-year-oMs and 4 year olds, and liberal purses are olfere I by th soci etj for each olas--. The entries are con. fine 1 to ten c unties included in the aso ciution. Joseph llscott. futher of Mayor I. I'scott of 1'dg Hapids, died at the home of his son the other morning after a brief Illness in the vd year f Ids age. Mr Lscott had been a member of the M. K. church for .V) yenr. and resid d in Michigan since IVP., in which year ho arrived from Kngland by a failing Aessel. Thirty years of his lifo were spent on a farm nearCrnnd Hapids. Cd. l. V. Wheeler, recently chosen to command tho first regiment of Michigan state militia has ma lo announcement of the following stafTappoititment'.: Surgeon, Dr. C M. Woo I word, Tecum eh; assistant surgeon, Dr. Thomas J. Sullivan, Ann Ar bor; chaplain, the Hev. Oeorge H. Stock ing, Lansing; adjutant, Knhert Datntou, Adrian; quirtermaaer. John W. Harry, Jackson. Al out tho largest body of hard ore ever discoT red in Michigan is now being un covered in whit is known as the old Carr mine property, one mil eat of the Pitts burgh V I.a've Superior iron company's location on the Cascade range, not fur from Negaunee. Tho ore is red specul.tr, yielding seventy-five per cent, metallic iron. The vein proper Is fifty feet wide, with promising ground to the width of 3oo feet adjoining. A little sou of Jainos Hough of Tecuniseh was engaged in playing horse with two companions, with hltns.df engaged as equine. To make tho impersonation per fect they fed him bran and corn and ulter wurds gave him a drink of water from an old tin can. Tho little fellow was seized with spasms some little time after nnd died tho bame night. Tho doctors think ho was poisoned by copperas being in the can he drank from. The Hon. Lewis T. N. Wilson of Co'd water, died April -' of dropsy. He studied law with the late Lieut. (Jov. OeorgeA Coe, nnd began practice in Coldwater in 1M. In the spring of lsll he was elected justice of the peace, and in ls'l wns elected state senator. In ',0 ho w as tlectel at torney for Hranch county. He was a brilliant orator and an iib'.e lawyer. He came to Coldwater in Ism;, and was ng d .Jj years at the time of his death. A horrible accident ocurre 1 on an ore train between Calum?t and Lake Linden April ','7. A party of young people were going to Calumet to nn oddfellows' 1 all. Miss Hoar and Miss McDonu d. highly re spected young Indies, the latter a school teacher, were killed. The coupling be tween the cars broke, precipitating bot h on to the track. Mi s Hoar was completely b capitated, and Miss McDonald hid loth legs c; u-heJ and amputated. Death is in evitable. The examination of Clark H. Thomas of Coldwater, charged with conspiracy to murder. Is taking a somewhat startling turn. Wa'ter C. Cole, who hud previous ly sworn that he barganed with Thomas for L'iMo kill old man Davis and that they had talked the matter ov r on different oc casions, now swears that he never on any occasion had any talk with Thomas rela tive to ti e matte-. Cole has I eon arrested for perjury and locked up. l'ublic sym pathy has now turned completely in Thomas' favor, ami it wiil go hard with those who have conspired against him. Last August a person giMng his name as (J. K. Hamilton and representing him self as a prominent lawyer of Niles nnd of considernb'o wealth, which he was invest ing in good securities when ollered. came to John Forshu, a well-to-do furmer in Hedford, Calhoun county, into whoso favor he ingrathted himself. He eventu" ally succeeded in petting 10 ) from 1-'or. shu upon a New York draft, which subse quently I roved 1 ogus. It soon tran-pired that (S. K. Hamilton was a smooth-tongued crook named James White. Tho ollicer, kept a close watch on the fellow and llual ly arrested him in Jackson a few days ago. He now languishes in jail. Last winter Adam Hymnn lost a hay. stack by fire, ami a short time afterward his barn burned and his house was on fire at dirl'erent times, but was discovered in time to extinguish it. Until recently the ?auso w as a mystery, but it has been found to bo two girls. Mary and Matilda Johnson, one 1" and tho other 13 years old. who live with Mrs. Hyman's father. Mr. (Jarbutt one of them part of the tim nt Mr. Hy man's. They mado a confession to Mrs. (Jarbutt that they set the tires, thinking that if they could burn them out they would go t i town to live, as they were tired of country life. The girls have been held for trial in the circuit court. Sa iVw .hj'tru'iniH. Lyman Darling, alias Hogan. from CJrand Hapids nnd John Mahoney from Detroit, escaped from the reform school the other night by gaining tho roo through the scuttle an 1 thence the ground on some scaffolding erected in making some repairs. They then undertook to burglarize a grocery, but were frightened oil". Supt. Cower has turned them over to the authorities nnd the will be tried in the circuit court for burglary. Mahoney was sent from Detroit in lvt. He was granted leave of nhsem e n year ago nnd was returned last month fc r complicitj" in a freight car rol bery. Darling was sen tenced from (inn 1 I'npids in February' 1 '. for larceny, hi parents falsely swear, ing that he wns und -r ! to save him from Ionia. He was drunk when brought to the s hool. Thomas Johnson Af Coldwater went into (iordonier's grocery the other night as they were closing up. mi l handed Mrs (iordonier a note ukin; her to read it. Mr. Oordonier ioi bade her. when Johnson .-hot him in the abdomen. Mrs. Oorlonier ran. followed by two shots, which prnzel but did not hurt her. John on thin went up stairs and threw Mary Jane John-ou, n'ed about b, down stairs, then lay across abed and fired a bullet into his own fore head. He live 1 but a short time. Oor donier cannot recover. Johnson was fornier'y in the groeery busine s in Cold water, but lots lived in Knoxviile, Tenn , form . everu' years. Mrs. Oordonier was once his wife and he enme back a week ngowith t 'e mowed purpose of making trouble He had been sitting in the hotel ery nervously a long time, watching for a chtnc" to do this terril lo work. Jealousy caused it. 'lYrrllilc Loss of Life. A dispatch from Hel th. tho capital of Western Australia, says: A hurrtenne swept the northeat on the'JJd instant. Tho poarl fishing fleet, numl ering forty boats, was destroyed and .Vo persons perlshe 1. A dispatch from Cooktown. Australia, announces that tho steamer Denton i f Singapore, was sunk inn collision w ith a bark olT the Island of Formosa nnd l.V) persons were drowned. No Kuropeans w f re lost. Tho monument of the rebel dead nt llopkinsville, Ky., w ill I e unveiled with great ceremony on May 10. It is a gift from Mr. J. C. Lathmi of New York for merly of Hopkinsviile, nnd cost tl J.o hi. It (s made of M dne granite. Tho Lev. Dr. Charles F. Deem of New York and the lion. W. O. 1'. Hrecklnridge will deliver the dedicatory orations, and bishop Thomas M. Dudley w ill conduct tho relig ious bervices. THE NATION. Tho Pay view rioters at Milwaukee hare been found guilty. Tho inter- tate commissioners are mak ing a tour of the south. Cotife leratd Me nori il d iy wai ob served in tin south April 'i'. A national health conference is to be hold in Springfield. III., May ii-i. The report that choler i is raging in Mexico is authoritatively denied. A new postal treaty between the Cnlttnl States and Mexico, is being prepared. Tho Indian population of Yuma, A. T., is being rapidly depleted by tho measles. It is reported that over 0O0 children in Madison, Wis., are down with tho measles The Illinois hou-e deft ate 1 the billl pro. hibiting tho playing of base ball ou Hun day. The so-called crucifix biil introduced in the Quebec legislature has been with drawn. A monument in memory of John C. Cal, houn was uuvede 1 in Charleston, H. C. April a;. A national association of w ire nail manu facturers was formed in 1 ittsburg the other day. It is reported from Home that Ilev. Dr. MeOlynn w L he suspended from his pus toral duties. 'I lie 1'resby terian an 1 Lutheran churches in Kanka'u e, 111., were destroyed by lire on the 1st inst. Oeneral Sherman will att -nd the dedica tion of the soldiers' monument at New liavea Juno 17. Four cott ges in process of erection in Chicago, were blown oertho otLer day and four workmen killed. Cincinnati has already commenced to o'TYr inducements for the two national conventions t be held in Iv-s. An accident occurred in the tunnel col liery at Ashland, l'a., the other morning, by which five men were killed. The heart of the business portion of Sylvnnia. Ohio, was destroyed by fire the other day, at a los of our $o,i 0 . Tho inter state commerce commissioners have decided that railrouds may ejve free transportation to siters of harity. Sharp Smith's house near Columbia, S. C, was burned the ot.ier morning, and three little children w re binm d to death- The board of pardons of l'eunsylvania recommend the pardon of the lat of the famous "Molly Mnguires'' now in prison. The Department of State is considering the question of the jurisdiction of the I'nited States over thj Alakan sea' fisheries. Adv.ses from Kodlah, Alaska, state that tho schooner Flying Scud, hailing from that place has b.en lost, uul li men drowned. Chicago's nw mayor has ordered the police to furnish him with a li-t of disrep ut able snl ons, nn 1 he proposes to wag) war on them. James D. We-cott. ex-.A s-ociate Justice of the Supremo court of Florida, is dead He was a sou of Florida's first United J- tates senator. Dr. W. T. Northrop, a prominent phy siciin ami prohibitionist of Haverville Scioto county, O., has bet n murdered by a saloon Keeper. j Miring the burning of Willis Hros.' gro cery in litt burg the other day, two per ons were burne 1 to death and threo oth ers fat ally in ;ure 1. In attempting to ford the Auglaize river near Conant. Ohio, the team containing Hamlin Mil.er, his wife and chiid was car ried away, an 1 tho two latter were drowned. A vault and safe in tho ship chandlery housp of O. H. Carpenter fit Co , of Chicago were drill d open tho other night mi l mom y and jewelry to tho value of f ll,ooo were fto'en The Ornnt relics which have b on care lully guarded in one of the private rooms of the nation d museum have been placed ou pul lie exhibition in the north hall of the museum. Mar,er Hush, a well known character in littjdn.r,', at one ti ne worth over half a million dollars, died in the city poor farm the othr d iy. Hush lost his money at the gambling table. 'lhe H ll telephone company h is file 1 a demurrer to the government's suit to mi lify its p .touts. Th case will be argued some weeks hence in the United Suites c 'in t in Hostun. Haron Nor iensks. Id expects to spend a ear and a half on the Ant artic expedition in equipping w hich he is being assiste 1 by his ol 1 patrons of the Vega voyage, King Os r and Mr. Dick.sou. Janes 1'olley. nn 11-ycnroll loy of Sliennmloah. l'a.. was playing nn und the cars t. e ( ther day, when he was jammed I etween the bum ers f a coul car nnd an oil ti.uk and ru lied to death. Dr. Mary Walker believe that tho Chas. H. W alker who died recently in New Or leans, leav.ng a fortuno of J.",MH was a relative of hers, und she is taking steps to co whether she is not his legal heir. Tho supreme court of Vermont has de cided tint n conspiracy among w-i rknien to prevent others from working or leing hiie 1 is n crime at common law und pun-i-hable under th" statutes of Vermont. 'I he United States circuit court at New Orleans has gien the 'lexas and 1 a -i fie road, which is in the hands c f receivers immunity from the h ng ami short haul clause of th- inter state commerce law. Mrs. Christina CpenhotT, whi e fooling with a revoher nt Terre Haute, Ind., ac cidentally shot Mr-. Imen in the abdomen. The latter was about to becom a mother and her child w as born dead. Sho cannot live. A destructive storm nsse 1 over Islo of Wight county, Vn., the other night Houses were torn down and other proper ty ruined. A farmer, his wife and two daughters living at Wind. or Statiou, wero killel. Capt. Myers read the riot net to all the settlers on the Winnebago reservation tho other morning, nnd warned them if they returned nfter being evicted they would be liable to three years' immisonuieut and u fine of 1, t (J0. J. D. Huribut, one of the mot ptonii ncnt citizens in Des Moines, has I een ar. rested for alleged complicity in tho mur der of Con table Loati. who was slain w hile c nde avoring toenf re tho Iowa pro hibition statute. Tho arrest causes great excitement in that city. Two hundred masked men over owcred tho guards at a res r voir near Defiance Ohio, I lew Up th banks, sntur.it d tho locks and timber with oil, and then burned them. The governor ordered the To'edo company, or the national guards, to tho scene of the disturbance. A Ne.-ro living in Oalveston, Texts sud denly U'camo insane, and seizing his 3 year old chi'd, dashed its I ruins out against a tree. Tiiree days latter he regained his right mind an 1 inquired for ids child. Strict investigation proved that he did not know w hat ho had done. Assistant Hecretnry Maynard has in formed customs officers that imported or re imported liquors withdrawn for con sumption after having been ware housed are not subject to duty on tho quantity entered for warehouse and not on that ascertained on withdrawal for consump tion. Near Mansfiel i, III., a calf running at large with a rope about its neck managed to twine tho rope around one of the sup. ports of scaffolding upon which four men were at work. Tho animal suddenly jerkoJ tho rope and tho seaTol ling c ol lapse 1. One man was killel instantly and another fatally injure 1. Lizzio and Mary Do -ile. Cnrrie Smith and Hattio Jewell (colored, all un ler 15 years of age. were arrested u few days ngo in Cleveland, for murdering a little Negro orphan boy. whom they I eat with a bull whip nnd afterwards ounded his head against the floor. Tho victim was half stirved nnd in ill health. A statement prepared at the pension of fice shows that during the month of April there were ll.li'.f.tpen-ion certit'eates issued, classified as follows: Original tension, 5,54.'l; increaso p?nsion, 5.'5I7; Mexican war t ensions 5 r.. This is sni 1 to be tho 'nrgest number is.ue I in any one month in the history of tho buroau Lx Supreme Judge John W. Henry and state attorney Walker had an altercation on theatre tin JofTerson City, Mo., tho other morning, in which Judge Henry was shot once in the r glit urm nnd aguin in the breast and Walker severely cut i i tho head by a b'ow from Judge Henry's cano. Hothmen are now in c harge of physicians. Tiie origin of the trouble is not given. Oliver Hutler Holmes was ario-ted in Cincinnati t' e other day, charged with wreckinga train on the Iron Mountain road in Nebraska list summer, in w hich several persons were killed and many injured. Ono of tho wreckers named Hart was capture I and sentenced to sven years imprison ment Holmes w as identified by his pic ture which a poured in a( incinnafi daily. An express train on tho Southern l a ciflc was boarded by bandits near Tuc.on, A. T.. on thei-thult. Tho robbers com peliel the train hands to step out on pen. alty of being blown up if they demured nt nil. When the train hun N were di.po.ed of, tho robbers pro'-eeded to business. They secured about $.,0H and made their is-apo. None of the passengers were in jured. Tho dth anniversary of Oen. Ornnt birthday was commemorated in a number of places April 'JTth. I'erhaps the most elaborate preparation were made by the Americus club of 1'ittsburgh, Pa., where Gov. Foraker of Ohio was tho chief speak er. At the meeting in Hartford. Conn., Mark Twain made one of Ins characteristically-humorous speeches in defme of Oen. Ornnt's grammar. l'resident Cleveland ha sent to tho Secretary of tho Interior a loiter in rela tion to a controversy between a settler and a railroad corporation, involving tho question of ownership of land, 'lhe letter is in favor of tho settler an 1 rgainst grasping railroad corporations. Th 1'resi lent says tho jublie domain should be guarded and preserved for the peop'e, and nil executiv e rules not in keej ing w ith this idea should bo abandoned. A teirific hail storm occurred nt St. Haul. Minn., on the 1st inst. Hail stones ranged in bize from a pea to a full grown goose egg. some of the largest weighing four ounces and measuring nine inches in circumference. Olnss was broken where ever exposed, that in tho tower of thd stato capitol leing ri Idled, and in s- mi cases even plate glass being shattered A number of small structures, chimney, etc.. were wrecked by tho wind. it will bo remembered that Hnrnuni', elephant Jumbo, was killed on the Or.ind Trunk road, near St. Thuiin-, Out., ubotit a year ago. Suit was brought again. t tho company for $l"0.00-i damage.. Th suit lias been withdrawn, the railroad coin pany agreeing to pay f ",mi cash to Mr. Hamum's firm and haul the circus' eighty cars over its rails free during the coming seaS'iii. This viitually a settlement for about f 1 , O -as Hamum's expen.es on the same railway last ye: r were $4.s0. The Chickasaw ca e. in which the Indians claim over J' '.o 0 with interest by reason of allege 1 improper disburse ments of Chickasaw fun Is held in trust by tliol'nittd Stab., has been decided ly the court of 1 aims. The case arises from tho transfer of tho tribe in IS 7 un 1 suc ceeding year from Mis.i.sippi to Julian Territory and imo.ves n decision up n the legality und r treaty stipulations of pay ments made in aid of the emigration Tho tourt reaches tho conclusion that tin Indian should have credit on their ac counts for ' .10, !'.. 'Ih ' department of state has ben in formed by the United States Consul Oen eral at I'erlin that nn order h is been issued establishing tho i r.nci lo that dentists who have leceive l diplomas in fon i.n countries can only assume their title in (jermany upon having secured a iiitifi cate of qualification lrom the I oard of e: aminers of the Oorman Km ire. nnd re quiring all per.-ons to idi.tain, under pen alty of the law, from the ue of the desig nation "American dent.'sf in coune ticn with the title of doctor. Tho Anti Hoverty soSe'j of which tho much talked nbout Dr. McO'j nn is presi dent and Henry Oeorge vi president, held its first meeting in New York on Sun day the 1st. Henry Oeorge pres'de I und made the opening address in w hich he out lined the character and platform of the now so- iety. He said the solution of all moral questions mut le gin by the repr al ing of the law that condemns men's pov erty; Hint the poverty that is in the heart of our cities does not arise fr..m the n'g gardline.s of the Creator, but from man's sinfulness; and that the doctrine of the new society is the doctrine of him whu snid: "Inasmuch as ye In. e done it unto ono of the least of tin so ye have done it unto me," and not the doctrine of those w ho try to persecute the men who stand up for tho rights of,tl.o poor. At thecl o' Vr HJyn i or e s 1 we ', lemarks, I'.or. Dr. Mc- F0RKKLN. William Henry O. Sul Iran, M. P., is dead. feven valuable mines have been discov ered in Mexieo. Oeruiany is considering the advi ability of declaring martini war in ALace-Lorain. A number of w stern railroads have de termined to grant pisses to cattle men, in spite of the intt r state commetce law. The blood Indians in Manitoba are on the war path 'Ihyar the same Indian which hare been ral ling in Montana. Sir Henry Drummoud Wolfe, Hritish Commissioner in Kgypt. fixou tho evacua tion of Kgypt by tho Hriti.h at five years Oladstoue m ide a very able speech in defense of Darnell and other Iri.h leaders, in the house of commons the other night. The black fever is reportoi to Le makiug terrible ravages in the val'ey of St. Maurice. In ono family eight deaths have ccurred. Mr. and Mr. Oladstone attended the wild west show in London the other day aud were greatly pleased to meet the Americans. The trial of ergons charged with plot ting ngainst the czar h is conclu ded Sev e:i were sentenced to death and others to servitude for life. During the week ending April IV) 2, 01 emigrants left Queenstown for America. The totul for the month of April is 11,54 against for April last year. Th Mexican secretary of foreign affairs telegraphs Senor Kotnero, tho Mexican minister, that tl.ere i, not a single ca.e of cno era in Mexican territory nor ia Cen tral America. It is rep rte 1 that Germany has ex pressed a wil.ingness to release. Schnnebhs. They claim abundant evidence to convict him. but out of deference to French feeling they wi 1 let him go. M. Schn ieb le-, tho French commissary recently arrested by th German, has been released, by or ler of Fmperor WiL liam. Ti e emperor's signature was neces sary because of the international character of tho incident. M. I'ano. editor of tho f.upfi, in Ilui-har-est, has been sentenced, in his absence to two j ears' imj r sonment and t pay a fine of for des -ribirig tho King of Hu- mania as an egoti t, nn adventurer and enemy to the c o intry. Advi es from th Stanloy expedition for the relief f Km n Ley, date 1 ut Matadi on tho Congo. March ',5. brin.s the infer mation tint th5 leader hopos to reach Kmin Iy by June. Stau'ey is confident of the su cess of hiseuterpri.se. Custom's officers throughout Great Hritain and Ireland have received strin gent orders to search all ves els ar-iving from America. China and tho east, the government having been warne I that ex plosives have been shipped from San Fran cisco to ports in the east to lo shipped to Fug' and. The Freuch are angry because Cueen Victoria did not stop in Paris on her re turn to London from Aix-Ies Mains. Her Majesty fully intended to visit the French capital, but at the last moment sho feared that she might bo insulted by the I'aris mob whos.e aiiglophobia is very pro nounceJ. OUR LANS INK LETTKK. The State School Matter to be In vestigated. Kesiune of l egislative l'ro reiling. The Coldwater public school committee pre-ented a n-poit in tho senate the other day commending the management t f the school, the board of control find the teach ers with the most extravagant raise. The report states that ti e committee thouiht it would be advisable to dismiss several of tho teachers, nnd on their rec ommendation this was done. The report called forth the most fiery do nun -intory speeches that have been ma ie nt this so. .ion. The report wasdenoun ed ns a bold attempt t whitewash the insti tution, and tho public would so regard it. 'lhe methods of tho committee were de nounced. nd in fact the whole business condemned in t..e most s athing terms, 'lhe indignati ii of tho numbers became so mrkei ami the mem bers them e ves .o demonstrative, that tl e chairman of the committee was fisked to withdraw the repot t. This he did. being fully convinced that if put to vote it would be reacted The report met with a similar reception in the h Uso, un I th - debate re. u. tod in thepasigo unanimously uf a resolution to inve-tlgate thoo-un la!. The bill an. ending tho liquor tax law 'was to ha e come b- ore tho house some d i s ngo. bat I he 1 akin in itter luti rfet ed. 1 he bill lias be -n made th special order for May . "it i. 'lhe hill provides forunan nual tax of f.Vio upon wholesale or retail manuf u turers or ilea er. vhoe bu.iness is in whole or in pirt the manufacture or sale of nny spirituous, niait brewel, fer mented or vinous Ii mor-. with other pro vis. o'is w hich have already In en publi.shed I ater a local option bill w di bo brought in ns a separate measure. The senate committee on the asylum for insane i-runin lis have made a long report, in which thev show th? advantages of a' eparnte institution of this kind, nnd the w .nt of n le unit' accommodations in tho present bunding nt Ionia. They reportoi w ithout recoma emlation tho bid making an appropriation for estani-sinn sie-h an institution I ut the whole drift of the te port w;.s in its favor, 'i ho fill was refer red t the com.'i.itteo on i ppropri itions and Ii nance. Stato Treasurer Malt has submitted a statement o; the funds in the tieusury Ap.ii 1. 1s-m ns toilovvs. vi. : (. iii ol 1. Oeneral fund f ?lirss C, Speoilictux fund IC.r.T'.i:. S I rimarv school intere-t T, 4 i 1 Normal school inteie-t 'S.7 '.' Agricultural co. lege interest. .. (V'.l'l '. Univer it y interest I'.iilH 4" Sundry deposits n -counts "7 St. Mary's canal fund '7,'.v.,7 1- War boiintv loan bond acc't... 2 11,000 10 Total ft,3lS 74 i-r.r.iT. Sinking fund, U. S. D, bonds..? 2:11.00) 00 War fund VM 'l Cash balance 1, !-. T 17 13 Total lL:t''Mn 74 Treasure Ma't 'ays that the amount of undrawn balnices of all nppropri-itions due in 1 ' and previous years and of ap propriations for ISs ma ie by laws of lssj . nd previous years, exclu-ive of current expinesof state government to be taken from the general fund, is i2 l,4'sJ .. The s e inl committee Appointed to visit Marino City lave re-oncd in favor of passing ti e biil o vi r t he governor s vi to. The govern r has aoi rove 1 the bill ap propriating it oney fi r the state normal school, an t the one t establish the oflice of Commissioner of Labor with a force of c orks to collect statistics, etc. Th house has vote 1 f o print ".'.Mo copies of tho proceedings of tl.e D'akin investigation.