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Oowcfln fc Ln pli nm, Editors and Publishers. r.ELDINO, MICHIGAN. J l ..If Doings of the Week Recorded in a Brief Style, CONCISE AND INTERESTING, Michigan Lone a (Strong Character by the Death of Ken. A. T. MclteynolcU Laming Woman Saves Her Life hj a Kme Costly mazes. Morencl Severely Scorched. A conflagration, which for a time threatened the entire business portion of the town, did 535,000 damage at Morenci. About 5 p. in. flames broke through the roof of a frame building In the rear of Geo. W. Ilecker's dry goods store. Au alarm was turned in and as quickly as possible a stream was playing upon the burning structure, but it had little effect and the flames spread rapidly to the surrounding buildings, until five of them were ablaze. Adrian was then telepraghed for aid, but before it arrived the local department and citizens had the flames under control. The damage is estimated to be at least $35,000, as follows: George W. Ilecker, dry goods, 0,000; insurance, 54,000. Wilson & Lee, druggists, stock and building, 514,000; insurance, S7.C00. C. D. Wakefield, building, 50,000; in surance, 53,000. R. M. Smith, bazaar, Btock and buildings, S3,C00; insurance, 51,100. Dan E. Mowry, building, 5500. Wm. Helms, barber shop and household goods, 51,000; no insurance. Mrs. Nichols, millinerj, small loss, unin sured. Myron Baker post G. A. R. and the Sons of Veterans lose all their fur niture and paraphernelia. Prominent Michigan Character Is Gone. Gen. Andrew T. McReynolds, aged 91, died at the residence of his daugh ter, Mrs. Fred Nims, of Muskegon. Ilis was one of the strongest characters ever known in Michigan. Ilis long and active career contains many inter esting features. Gen. A. T. McReynolds was born in the town of Dungannon, County of Tyrone, Ireland, on Christmas day, 180S, his mother being1 a cousin of President Andrew Jackson. He came to this country in 1S30 and in 1833 set tled in Detroit. He served in the Mex ican war and was promoted to be major for bravery on the field. He responded to Lincoln's first call and as colonel led to the field the "Lincoln Cavalry," the first regiment of that arm of the service enlisted for the union. When, his term of service expired, he was honorably discharged a brigadier-general. Removing to Grand Rapids, he again entered upon the practice of law. No less in politics than in war has Gen. McReynolds taken a prominent part. He retired from active life at the age of 60. Saved Her Life by a KUs. Christian Witt an impecunious, quar relsome German, of Lansing, terrorized his family, consisting of his wife and 6ix children, for a number of years, lie frequently abused his wife, and 6pent most of his earnings for drink. He had just completed a terra of t0 days in the Detroit house of correction, and he went at once to his home and engaged his wife in conversation. Fi nally he seized her and throwing her down asked if she loved him. She saw murder in his eye and answered yes. He than asked her to kiss him, which she did. She then broke away and ran to the house of a neighbor. An oflicer was summoned, and upon visiting the house Witt was found lying dead on the floor, his throat horribly gashed Vvith a razor which he hold in his hand, and the body was covered with blood. Ileet Sngar Factory at Monroe. Trof. E. Salich, the most celebrated beet sugar expert in the United States, visited Monroe, to choose the site for the beet sugar factory to be established by Detroit and Chicago capital. Al ready the promoters have secured five year contracts from over COO farmers in Vayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties to raise sugar beets. The amount of land covered by these contracts is over 3,000 acres and enough more will be Becured to bring the total acreage up to 4,000. Tl plant at Monroe will re quire 40 to CO acres. The buildings and machinery will cost 5400,000. 31st Michigan Ordered to Get Iteady. i Gen. Snyder's brigade has been finally ordered from Knoxvillc, Tenri., to Cuba, landing at Trinidad, Santa Clara, The Fourth Tennessee is the tnost nearly equipped regiment, and vill leave with Gen. Snyder, embark ing on the Manitoba at Savannah. The 31st Michigan and Sixth Ohio are ordered to complete equipment and follow as soon as water transportation can be provided. New Michigan Postmasters. 1 New Michigan postmasters have been appointed as follows: Paines, Sag inaw count, Miss J. A. Feyerweather; Marion Springs, Saginaw county, Remina Hentel; Oregon. Lapeer count-, Eva C. Donaldson; Quaker, Lenawee county, Robert Monier; Williamsburg, Grand Traverse county, Albert J. Dev rics, Rurden, Sanilac county, Lester W. Myrick; Park Lake, Osceola county, Mrs. John Gilmour. Gelertnan Not Guilty. Henry Geierman, charged with the murder of his wife four years ago, near Monroe, was acquitted by the jury. Friends of Geierman congratulated him heartily and t lie verdict was received with some clapping of hands and cheers. MICHIGAN Mysterious shooting at Tort Huron. A very strange case of murder or sui cide is connected with the death of George King, of Port Huron, who died from wounds received two days before. During that time King was about town with a large gash on the right temple which exposed the skull and it was thought that this was the cause of death, but during- the postmortem a bullet hole was found in the skull half an inch above the gash. The bullet had plowed through the right lobe of the brain and lodged against the top of the skull on the left side. Dr. Hen derson stated that there is no doubt that King received the bullet wound along with the cut, but where and how he received the wounds is a mystery. Steamer Tampa Wrecked. The steamer Tampa of the Whitney fleet of Detroit, and a sister ship of the Doty which was recently lost on Lake Michigan, was drivea on the north shore of Lake Superior and is reported to have broken in two. The crew es caped in safety. She had coal for Du luth. The Tampa was built at the Wheeler yards in 18fJ0 and was a mod-' em wooden steamer, 21U feet long. She cost 5123,000 and at the time of the disaster had on 2,700 tons of soft coal, bound from Erie to Duluth. Exploding Gil Stove Causes Two Heaths. An oil stove exploded in the house of Thomas Stephens, at Elkton, setting fire to the house. Neighbors responded to the fire call. Mrs. Stephens and Alex Iioss tried to carry the stove out doors and their clothing caught fire. Mrs. Stephens died in a short time from the effects of her injuries and Ross cannot recover. Miss Lizzie Stephens was also badly burned about the hands and arms. The interior of the house was completely gutted. MaJ. Hopkins' New Job. Maj. George II. Hopkins, of Michi gan, has been appointed the represent ative of the war department on a joint commission to settle all controversies regarding the spoils of the late war in the shape of guns and other ordnance captured in Cuba, Manila nnd Porto Rico. War Resumed on Oleomargerlne. State Dairy and Food Commissioner E. O. Grosvenor his decided to renew the war on colored oleomargarine and the dealers who sell it, without wait ing for the decision of the supreme court as to the constitutionality of the law. 31st Will Not Move Ilefore Jan. 1. Orders have been issued for the 31st Michigan to remain at Knoxvillc, until Jan. 1. It is said that it has been found impossible to occupy Citn fuegos, Cuba, before that time. STATE GOSSIP. Fire caused a total loss of $7,000 by destroying six dwellings at Essexville; insurance, 63,500. Albert .Iludler, aged 35, of Penton Harbor, was instantly killed by a Uig Four passenger train. George Anderson, living near Har rietta, struck a good flow of natural gas while boring for water. Gerald R. Van Iiuren, aged 27, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting deer near that city. The charter of Dowagiac lodge, No. 10, F. & A. M., of Dowagiac, has been revoked by Grand Master Rradlcy. The camp in which the 33th Michi gan is located near Augusta, Ga., has been named "Camp Ronald S. McKcn zie." The Dctroit,Tolcdo& Milwaukee rail road shops at Marshall have shut down indefinitely, and CO men arc out of employment. Rellaire is putting in an electric light plant, getting power from the Cedar river, which is being dammed one mile above the town. Privates John G. Loranger and John Ryan, Jr., Co. L, 31st Michigan now at Knoxville, arc transferred to the signal corps as first-class privates. The foundry of the Jackson-Church plant, at Saginaw, was damaged 52,500 by fire. The firm was rushed with or ders which, makes the loss greater. Py a vote of 350 to CO the voters of the village of Red Jacket decided to bond the village for 520,000 for the purpose of erecting a new opera house. Wm. Miles, a tenant farmer, in com fortable circumstances, living two miles south of Almont committed suicide by hanging. No cause known. The prospects of a large beet sugar plant being1 erected at Pontiac 6eem promising and 1,700 of the re quired 3,500 acres of beets have been pledged by farmers. Deputy Railroad Commissioner Wcd cmeycr announces that on Jan. 1 he will retire from politics and engage in the practice of law with Martin J. Cav anaugh at Ann Arbor. While alone In the house, Rlanchc, the 2-year-old daughter of George Eckman, of Ionia, caught her dress on fire at the stove and was fatally burned. She died in terrible agony. Wallace Peaudry was accidentally shot and killed by a companion while hunting near Au Grcs, Arenac county. The bullet passed through his head and he lived but 15 minutes. His home was at Rock wood. Henry Jones, accompanied by his nephew, Deo Llcli, aged 12, went hunt ing for rabbits. They chased one into a woodpile and as Jones poked the gun in at one end and fired the boy looked in at the other, receiving the charge full in the face. The lad died instantly. The accident occurred near Lawton. II Frank Phiscator, known as the Klon dike gold king, who is alleged to have made 53,000,000 in Alaska, was married at St. Joseph to Miss Edith Lord. The wedding was private and a great sur prise. Following the ceremony he gave a champagne supper and the couple left on a late train for the south. Richard Skuse was blown to atoms by an explosion of dynamite, near Me nominee, while employed on the con struction work of tho Wisconsin & Michigan railroad. The plant of W. D. Youngs it Co. dealers in hardwood lumber, was de stroyed by fire at West Ray City. Loss about 505,000; insurance 575,000. The plant will probably be rebuilt. Detroit may have a National league base ball team next year, as it is "re ported that President Van Derbeck, of Detroit's club, has offered 75,000 for the Cleveland team and franchise. While Mrs. Geo. Dalglish and her 7-year-old son were driving to Oxford a Michigan Central train struck their horse, tearing it from the buggy an(j cutting off its head. The woman and boy were unhurt. Charles Kreiter, the desperado who shot at the Jonesville otlicers after committing several thefts, was sen tenced to Jackson for 10 years. When he received his sentence he fell in a dead faint. He threatens to kill him self. A famous old Indian of Prescott Peter Wademan, aged 113, who buried his second squaw only two months ago, has just married a Polish woman named Emma Jane Swansteppanski, aged 50, who emigrated from Montreal recently. The Franklin stamp mill burned at Hancock and is a total loss. The mine is closed, as the firo leaves it without stamping facilities and work cannot be resumed before next July. The loss is 5150,000, and COO men will be thrown out of employment. The meeting of state librarians in Washington developed the fact that Michigan's state library in scope and influence stands second only to that of New York. Michigan, New York and Iowa are the only states employing the traveling library system. C Fred Pickens was returning from a hunting trip at Lake Odessa and was just entering the door when he let his gun drop. The trigger struck the doorstep and the charge took off a por tion of his scalp and tore his face to shreds. Pickens died from the injuries. H. II. Hinds, of state live stock sani tary commission, says that while tuberculosis exists among cattle in the state in spots, he does not believe that 1 per cent of the cattle are affected. Hog cholera, he says, prevails at a number of places and causes more loss financially than all the other animal diseases combined. A substance resembling yellow ochre accumulates under the salt tanks in the salt works over the state and has always been considered worthless, but is now being used for painting houses, barns, etc., it is fire-proof, and also preserves the wood. There are thou sands of tons of it in the state which have been regarded as a waste here tofore. Fire caused a loss of 5,000 on ild. Fred Vos' grocery and crockery store at Grand Haven. The family occupied rooms over the store and I barely escaped with their lives. They were not awakened until escape by the stairway was cut off. Mr. Vos leaped from a window, procured a ladder from the rear of the store, and rescued his wife and daughter before help arrived. Small insurance. Mrs. Eliza Virginia Godfroy Watson, aged CO, who was born in Detroit and has always lived in that city, being a daughter of one of its first settlers, died while engaged in prayer at the Jesuit church of SS. Peter and Paul, Detroit, where she had worshiped many years, one nau uecn to the con fessional, and returned to her pew, where she knelt in devotion and a mo ment later she fell to the floor. Fire broke out at Stephenson, at 11:30 p. m. in the rear of J. Johnson's general store, and spread rapidly until six buildings, the best part of the busi ness center, were on fire. The Mari nette fire engine was sent for, but ar rived too late. Citizens saved the big hotel and barn and adjoining buildings. It was thought that the whole town was going. Everybody moved out of residences and stores. Loss is esti mated at 512,000. Insurance covers about one-third of the loss. The November blizzard which swept down upon us after a brief season of beautiful Indian summer was terrific in its fierceness throughout the west and northwest. Live stock suffered severely. F. II. Thompson, of Des Moines, la., was frozen to death in the street at South Omaha. George and Ed. Cotter, farmers, perished while riding to their homes near Ash Grove, Mo. The storm raged fiercely on the lakes, but timely warning had been given and nearly every craft sought shelter. Through the generosity of Frederick K. Stearns, of Detroit, the University of Michigan, has come into possession of the rarest and in some respects the most valuable collection of musical in struments in the United States. The collection contains 1,000 instruments. The collection is especially rich in Aztec, African, Chinese and Japanese instruments. Mr. Stearns spent 15 years, part of the time in foreign travel, in making tha collection. He has written and will print at his own expense a general catalogue, illustrated with 100 full page half tones. Wm. Grant, a Port Huron black smith, was found with an ugly gash in his throat. He explained that he had upset a table on which there was a lamp and that he had fallen on a broken piece of the chimney. The police think his story is not correct. Grant may recover. Leandcr Skyler, a wealthy farmer near Nilcs, was attacked by a vicious bull while he was leading it. Every rib and the backbone vf Skyler's body were crushed and his injuries are fatal. The bull would not desist from Its bloody work and had to be shot by the side of the dying man. News of the Day as Told Over the Slender Wires. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN NEWS Spain Aercpts 1'uele Hani's l'eace Terms but the Uomo Was Hard to Swallow IT. 8. ComiiilMsloiier From Havana Speaks Highly of Spanish Soldiers. After taking the full time limit al lowed them under the American ulti timatum the Spanish peace commis sioners have acccepted tho terms pro posed by the American commissioners. The reply of the Spaniards was so brief that less than 10 minutes were con sumed in rendering it into English for the Americans. The Spanish commission announced that being authorized by their govern ment to reply that the American prop ositions are inadmissible, and are not a proper compromise on legal princi ples, on the Spanish part all diplo matic resources are exhausted and the Spanish commission is now asked to accept or reject the propositions. Spain, inspired by reasons of patriot ism and humanit-, and to avoid the horrors of war, resigns herself to the power of the victor. She accepts the conditions offered in order to conclude a treaty of peace. The secretaries were then empowered to prepare the treaty articles embody ing the cession of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines and the payment by the United States of 20,000,000. The American demands included the acqui sition of the whole of the Philippine and Sulu groups for 520,000,000, and it is also understood the United States will purchase the Caroline group. The question of the debt of Cuba was left unsettled. DONSTO LEAVE CUBA AT ONCE. Kzacuatlon ComntUsloner Itutler Gives Some Important Information. Gen. Rutler, a member of the Cuban evacuation commission, has arrived at Washington, direct from Havana, in response to a telegraphic summons from President McKinlev. He made an extended report of negotiations for the evacuation of Cuba and gave it as his opinion that all the Spanish troops will have departed 10 days before tho date fixed in the agreement Jan. 1. Gen. Rutler also gave to the Presi dent much information as to the gen eral situation in Cuba. He is of the opinion that the military government of the island must be continued for some time, but that it should only be as vigorous as may be necessary to preserve order. He thinks the Cubans are ambitious for self-government and anxious to avoid friction with the American authorities. If military con trol is exercised with discretion he be- lieves there will be little trouble. One of the features of the situation is the sanitary condition of Havana. Gen. Rutler describes the city now a pest hole, filled with unmentionable filth, squalor and destitution. He paints a dark picture oftthc destitution among the poorer classes and says it will probably be necessary for us to furnish some aid to the starving wretches. He paid a high tribute to the discipline and uncomplaining suf fering of the Spanish troops. They en dured hardships, he saj's. which would have caused American soldiers revolt. As an illustration of the admirable dis cipline of the Spanish soldiery he said that at one time there were 43,000 sol diers in Havana, yet he never saw or heard of an act of violence, nor did he hear or see a Spanish soldier intoxi cated. Woody Kaee Fights lletween Soldiers. Race feeling between the Third Ala bama, colored, and the white troops at Anniston, Ala., has resulted in serious bloodshed. Negroes shot and seriously wounded two white soldiers from am bush. The provost guard attempted to quell a riotous gang in the Negro quar ter and a fight ensued in which two colored soldiers were killed and two whites badly wounded. Reinforce ments arrived and the blacks disap peared. Citizens broke into the local armories and appropriated every gun and cartridge, and have declared that another Negro disturance will result in a number of darkey funerals. Spanish Crookedness at San J a an. Jose Hernandez, an engineer, Martin Riviera, a foreman, and Francisco Noa, a cashier in the department of harbor works, of San Juan, Porto Rico, have been arrested, charged with misappro priation of funds. They carried dum mies on its pay rolls and charged ex penses in connection with a dredge which has long been out of business. The abuses prevailed under the Span ish regime and have been continued under American rule. Tho First brigade. Third division, Second army corps composed of the Third New Jersey, 15th Pennsylvania and 102d New York under Gen. Oatcs, now at Athens, Ga., has been ordered to be prepared to depart for Cuba not later than Dec. 10. These troops will be stationed at Pinardel Rio, Guanajay and Mariel. Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, sa's: "My opinion is that if the United States acquires the Philippine islands to govern them as a subject or vassal state, the destruction of the American republic will be dated from the admin istration of William McKinley." Paris newspapers arc bitter in their criticisms of the U. S. peace terms. The Gaulois says the Americans tear up the protocol they had imposed upon the vanquished aod, to keep up appear ances and soften in the eyes of the world the violence of their proceedings, they offer the absurd compensation of $20,000,000. CASUALTIES. Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Star Pickle works were destroyed by fire. Loss, flo.OOO; insurance, 7,400. Sellersburg, Ind. Roy Noble, 13 ears old, accidentally shot and killed Ills brother Floyd, 13 years old. Dubuque, Iowa Fred Chamberlain, 12 years old, died from injuries re delved by a wagon wheel passing over his bead. Fostoria, O. Mrs. Charles F, Krtig man poured gasoline into the stove. An explosion followed and Mrs. Krug man was burned to death. Oconto.Wis. The electric light plant of the planing mills of the Citizens' Water, Light and Fuel company burn ed. Loss, $00,000; insurance, $18,000. Mount Olive, 111. Oscar Fleming, aged 40 years, was crushed to death by falling slate at the Consolidated Coal company's shaft. Shelburn, Ind. The grain mill of Cushman & Crowder, with all Us con tents, was destroyed by fire. Loss, $18,000; Insured for $8,000. Pana, 111. An explosion of gas in the Pana Coal Company's mines seriously injured three negroes, two of whom may not survive. Warsaw, Ind. The Pierceton sani tarium, ten miles east of here, was de stroyed by fire. The loss is $10,000. It was owned by a stock company. Burlington, Wis. Mrs. William V. Moore was found dead in her room, having been suffocated by coal gas. Warsaw, Ind. The farm residence of John Goff, east of here, was burned to the ground with all its contents. Loss $12,000. Princeton, Mo. Fire destroyed the new opera house and three other busi ness buildings on the public square, the loss being $65,000. Dunsmulr, Cal. A freight train crashed into a caboose three miles from here, killing J. U. Lewis, a brake man. Brazil, Ind. Six years ago the breech-pin flew from a shotgun and buried itself in Edward Hill's skull. The pin was removed and the wound healed. Hill is dead of the Injury. Portland, Ind. The residence of N. B. Hawkins, cashier of the Citizens' bank of this city, was totally wrecked by an explosion of natural gas. No one was Injured. FOREIGN. Madrid An official dispatch from Manila says that 4,000 American sol diers have been landed In the Phil ippine islands. Berlin Theodore Sedgewlck Fay, diplomatist and author, is dead. Berlin It is reported here that King Menelik has refused Major Marchand permission to traverse Abyssinia. London Thomas Power O'Connor has discontinued his action for libel against the author and publishers of Barry. O'Brien's "Life of arnelhr London London "papr say " xienr Zurllnden, military governor of Paris, will resign as a result of his quarrel with Minister of War de Freyclnct. Buda-Pesth Herr Perczel, Hungar ian minister of the interior, was wounded in a duel by Ludwlg Hollo, a member of the Independent party In the Chamber of Deputies. Paris Mine. Dreyfus has received a letter from her husband in his own handwriting. CRIME. ' Glasgow, Ky. A mob attempted to lynch Robert Brown and Johnson Franklin, charged with murder. They found the jail guarded and rode away. Fergus Falls, Minn. The grand jury has returned indictments against the tlx men arrested at Moorheai for hold ing up the Great Northern train at Car lisle. Kenosha, Wis. Benny Vatson of Kdgerton, while playing with a re volver, accidentally shot a companion named Evan Christiansen. The wound is dangerous. Hlndsboro, 111. During a quarrel near here, Ruben Pile3 shot and fatal ly wounded Perry Prosser and Hick Thomas. All three are farmers. Milwaukee. A man who registered as Charles Wainwrlght, Oaaha, Neb., committed suicide in the Hster hotel, by shooting himself in the head. Cleburne, Tex. John B. Shaw was hanged for the murder of Thomas Calne; and William Cato vas hanged In Eddyville, Ky., for the murder of Charles Askew. Sycamore, 111 The Rev. George R. Parrish, pastor of the Mirshalltown (Iowa) Congregational chtrch, plead ed guilty of forging a cherk for $300 on the Sandwich (111.) baik and was sentenced to the penltentiay at Joliet. North Little Rock, Ark.-,i. B. Lane, a section foreman, shot Hs wife to death and was in turn k!led by the woman's son, who crushet his skull with the same weapon. Topeka, Kas. The priue deposit boxes in the state treasurj have been robbed. Investigation shors that the locks on as many as six orjight boxes are alike and one key wlllmiock sev eral of them. Shelby vllle, Ind. Albert Lyons was fatally injured by hlghviymen and robbed of $G0. Utlca, Ohio Officers bueve they have penned the bank rubers in a cabin between Rich Hill md Center burg in Delaware county. 1 Milan. Mo. The jury lBthA ras of the state against George Leeper for murdering his wife found him guilty and give him five years n the peni ientinry. Kokcmo, Ind. Joseph vilbern, an old foldior, was found dean his room. Maika on his body Indicae nuirder. Grecnsburg, Ind. Geor Newman, a contractor, was shot a:j killed by Robert McCoy, a farmer, a a political quarrel. s CatarrhCured Dlood Purified by Hood's Sarsapa- riila and Health Is Good. "I was a sufferer from catarrh. One o! my neighbors advised mo to take Hood's Barsaparllla and I did eo. A few bottles purllled my blood and cured roc I have remained in good health ever since." Jas. T. Adkins, Athcnsvllle, Illinois. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. $1; six for t& Hood'9 Pills cure all Liver Ills. 25 cent l'enalona Paid la the South. j The fact wa3 recently disclosed tht, the federal government expends foi pensions in the state of Texas nearlj ' fl.eQO.OOO annually, and more than half a million In the state of MIsslsslp pi. While these states did not furnltji a large quota to the federal army, thejr have received substantial addJUpna to their population by the emigration of Northern men. No doubt, also many federal soldiers In service iji these Etates during the war retained' their residences in the South at the close of the contest. No one will csm pjaln If, In the distribution of pension?, the Southern states derive a part oi the advantages Involved. The war with Spain will, no doubt, add to the pen sion list, and it is safe to say that every Southern state will be represent ed on the pension roll, for no braver, nobler Americans fought for the cause of humanity than the volunteers from the South. AFTER 20 YEARS. A Lady of Grand Itapids Strikes tb KlRht Thing. Many extraordinary cases of the work of the little conqueror are com ing1 to light in Michigan. Hundreds of them have been investigated by our representative and each but gives added strength to those which have gone be fore. 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