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QBLDINO, MICHIGAN All the world guys the lov .. How could a breathless man be without pants? In a favorable wind a fox can scent a man one-quarter of a mile away. The number of victims of tubercu losis In Germany exceeds 120,000 a year. Spain Is spending $40,000,000 on new battleships and lockyard con Mruetlon. Fortunately" the girls aten't wear ing the old-fashioned hoopsklrt along with the Merry Widow hat. The largeit" quill "toothpick factory Is in Pari. It was originally started as a manufactory of quill pens. When a tornado makes one of Its flying visits unannounced you have to forego ail previous engagements. The Sunday Rest leagut with head quarters in Sacramento, is spreading rapidly all along the Pacific coast. Sun spots are causing u great? deal of talk among astronomers, and also, it may be remarked, among beauty doctors. Remember that while your own home city is the fairest in the land, all towns must look alike to the rail way manager. The Coloradoman who pawned his false tooth for food may have planned for a cape of dyspepsia which would make fasting easier. Culture," said Prof. Shailer Mathews, is going to hum in Chicago, and then retired when George Ade read one of his fables in slang, thus giving cul ture a running start. The power of mind over matter may be seen In the fact that what Presi dent Eliot has to say about athletics Is attracting a great deal more attention than anything John L. Sullivan might have to say about education. Count TolstoT naturally considers that a jubilee will hardly add to his honors. Resides, propriety at such an event might require that he wear shoes, and, at his age, he has no in tention to court unnecessary misery. A French physician claims to have photographed the soul of his wife ?0 hours after her death. He explains that the picture shows a nebulous globe. This being the case, the wear ing of corsets cannot have any effect on the soul. Ten years ago at this time the schoolboy who could locate the Phil ippine Islands would have been rated as a class wonder. To-day the geogra phy of that quarter of the globe Is al most as familiar to the average Amer ican youth as that of the baseball world. By a new law in New York hunters are not allowed to shoot other hun ters or guides by mistake without be ing charged with homicide. This looks like a retrograde from the governing principle of the game laws, that all wother rights must Rive way to the rupreme end of hunting. A new kind of gas which can be bought by the bottle and used for il luminating purposes has been Invent ed by a German. Fifty cents worth of it will furnish a 50-candle power light eight hours a day for six weeks. People who have their money Invested in. gas stock will regard this Inven "Yor as a menace that should be sup pressed. The markets have been famed all over Italy for many centuries. Once a Veronese guest of a Milan nobleman for a Joke bought out the Milan mar kets three times in one day, so his host could not give him a dinner, but In spite of that the hucksters and butchers supplied the host with ma terial for the best dinner the guest ever had. This Is going to be a giddy world. It was but lately given out that the north pole Is gradually shifting its position. Now comes the hint that before long the majority of the na tions may agree to adopt some other initial meridian than that which passes through Greenwich, from which point we now number the de grees of longitude. It will be the equator's turn next to brace up and get a move on. The man who goes around croaking that the worst Is yet to come either has a weak spine or knows of some thing that he would like to get at a marked-down price. This from the Chicago Record-Herald, which moves the New York Herald " to remark: And the best part of It all Is that the "croaker" Is rinding everybody too busy to listen to him. The surest sign of good times Is the fact that people have ceased to talk about hard times. There have been horrible records to write of the sea when such menace threatened as caused the boats to be loweredrecords of brutal contests to be first off a doomed vessel; of cruel assault to beat away the help less. Such chronicles would never be written were all craft governed by the discipline of which the crew of the Gladiator gave a notable example. England, remarks the Philadelphia ledger, could well afford to lose a lit tle cruiser to demonstrate the charao ter of it naval personnel, officers and men all We. LATEST HEWS OF MICHIGAN CHARLES GRAVES BRAVELY MET DEATH FROM A TERRIBLE WOUND. WAS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT Matters of Note and Comment From Various Parts of the State Briefly Told. Charles Graves, aged 30, a well known jeweler of Pad Axe, accident ally shot himself on the farm owned by himself and his father, four miles east of Clio Tuesday afternoon and died early Thursday morning. Mr. Graves and his father, M. Graves, of Vassar, were spending a week's vaca tion on their farm. They were pre paring supper when they espied a woodchuck near the house and seiz ing a shotgun, tried to get a shot at the animal. They failed and the younger Mr. Graves was seated on the fence while his father stood on the ground holding the loaded gun. The son removed his eyeglasses and started to wipe them off. As he did so, his foot slipped and struck the trigger of the gun, which was dis charged. The whole charge of shot struck the young man in the abdomen, tear ing a gaping wound. His father hur ried to town, and summoned medical assistance, but Graves was beyond help. He was conscious almost to the end and displayed remarkable courage. He discussed his approach ing death with the utmost calmness, made arrangements for the disposi tion of all his business affairs, and left a message for his wife. Then he asked for a cigar and when it was given him, smoked it with apparent relish. Half an hour after he had thrown away the stub he was dead. Mr. Graves was :io .vars old and was well known in business and fra ternity circles in Had Axe. He had been married but two years and is survived by a widow and 11-months'- old child. Electric Freaks and Victims. Three men were killed by lighting in the storm which swept central and southern Michigan late yesterday. Al bert Knapp and a team of horses were struck while plowing on a farm in Paris township, Kent county, and in stantly killed. Arthur Breasbors was killed on his father's farm, near Mer rill. The house of Wni. Hogan, near the same town, was torn to pieces and Hogan rendered unconscious. J. M. Lake, a Cassopolis farmer, was killed while walking in the road in front of his home. A 150-foot lighting pole fell In Grand Rapids, smashing a buggy and wagon which stood near by, snapping eff a 30-foot telegraph uole and narrowly missing a street carwhtchwiad stopped it a switch. The barns of T. C. Deinzer and W. C. Sterling, near Monroe, and those of Wni. Brode, in Lakeville, and George McClintic, of Eaton, were struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Lighting struck the Armstrong school house, northeast of Ionia, just before school was dismissed Monday afternoon. The holt struck the teacher. Miss Mabel Kendall, tearing off her shoes and stockings and splintering the floor where she stood. It then ca pered around, knocking chairs and tables over and finally went out at a window. Miss Kendall was unconscious for some time, but will recover, and not a pupil of the 20 there was injured. The large farm barns of E. A. Cowan, of Orleans, were burned and several others lost stock and buildings around the county during the electrical ihower. Beet Sugar Imports. The experiment of the West Ray City Sugar Co. in importing raw sugar from Germany and refining it here is being watched with inlerest. The first shipment of lo.ooo sacks, or 1,000 tons, which arrived recently via the steel freighter Haddington, which re ceived the cargo at Montreal, con tained nine different grades of raw sugar. The sugar was purchased by the London association at an approxi mate cost of two cents per pound, or $40,000 for the shipment. The cost of the sugar when placed in the factory plus the cost of refining will, it is be lieved by the officers of the company, leave them n profit of about half a cent a pound. tr $H a ton. Should the importation of raw sugar prove as profitable as expected the company will enter the business eight months in the year, running on Jieets the other four. The other local sugar companies will follow suit, which means that a line of steamers direct from Europe to Hay City is a possibil ity, the vessels on the return trip tak ing lumber and other manufactured goods from Ray City and Saginaw and the products of manufacturing plants all over the lakes. A Calumet Scheme. Petitions will be circulated soon to combine Calumet and eight suburbs Into one large city, with a population of 50,000. If the petitions meet with favor the matter will be submitted to a popular vote. The Idea is to create a new buslne-s and manufacturing dis trict and a central one for the upper peninsula. It Is announced that a campaign for the creation of a sentiment In favor of prohibition in Genesee county will be formally opined with a mass meet ing in Flint. Edward Murphy was arrested in Battle Creek for pillaging a Cole Pros.' circus coach, and when employes took their clothing from him, he had only his underwear left. Assuming that he would be sent to prison, so that the costs could be collected from the state, the city furnished him with a suit, but when the trial came up no one ap peared against him and he departed with Kis new suit. MICHIGAN BREVITIES. Gov. Fred. M. Warner and Lieut. Gov. Kelley have begun a two weeks' campaign tour of the upper peninsula. Ann Arbor tenior laws, who o de sire, will go tD Janslng June 16 to be admitted to practice before the su preme court. Wm. F. MeKulght. of Grand Rapids, has sold his onevthtrd Interest In the Northern Lumber Co. for $65,m0 to eastern men. The Monarch Paper Co.. of Kalama zoo, has increased Us capital stock from $200,000 to $300,000, and will dou ble its output. Bert Reynolds, manager of the Star theater at Ann Arbor, threatens to sue Cfl students whom he says were Implicated in the riot. The :i-yearoId son of Charles Scrlb tier, of Morrice, was bitten in the face by a pet dog and will take the Pasteur treatment in Ann Arbor. Kalamazoo G. A. R. men have formed a club to boom C. E. Foote for state command r at the annual en campment in Detroit, June 10-1S. Chester Driscoll. aged 20, of Dayton, O., stepped from in front of a freight train before a fast M. C. passenger at Jackson and was instantly killed. Flint thieves broke Into the Silver Dollar saloon and stole IS silver dol lars pasted behind the bar as a device in keeping with the name of the place. Iron ore has been discovered near Cadillac in a range of hills extending to Antrim county, and experts will come to ascertain the depth of the vein. Attacked by a vicious horse the nose of .lames Conklin, prominent Deerfield township farmer, was bitten off and his face laid open. He may not recover. Prof. Fred K. Keeler. of Mt. Pleas ant Normal college, will succeed Dep uty State Superintendent of Instruc tion W. H. French, who goes to the M. A. C. While wading in Dry pond Ralph Miller, aged 14, of Kalamazoo, got into a sink hole and was drowned. His companion. Glen Warren, tried in vain to save him. Five Muskegon residents have been informed by U. S. Consul John Stetke, of Holland, that they are named as heirs In an estate worth $300,000. left by a Hollander. While i lowing in a field at Birming ham. John Heth unearthed a copper cpnt of United States mintage, dated 17fS, being 110 years old. The coin is in a good state of preservation. Attorney General Bird will appeal the decision of Judge Adams, of Kala mazoo, who held the state must pay for any witnesses called in the sau sage cases from outside of Kalamazoo county. John Watchpocket has patented n device invented by George W. Lilley, of Lapeer, who was an Eastern Michi gan asylum inmate up to last fall. The device easily sets a tire on any kind of a wheel. G. A. Fuller, the student from Iron wood, who was drowned in the river at Lansing Saturday, was boating in a canoe named the "2:" at the time. He was 23 years old and the accident oc curred on May 23. The Rural Mail Carriers' association of Livingstone held its annual ban quet at Maccabee hall. Howell. There were .14 carriers in attendance. Reso lutions asking for an increase of sal ary were adopted. Small creamery owners before the railroad commission defended the In creased rates on butter fat because it keeps the products In the state. A great deal of the product hitherto has gone to Chicago dealers. Auditor General J. B. Bradley will actively begin his campaign for the gubernatorial nomination this week, starting his tour of the state. From now on he expects to be busy until September, visiting every part of the state. Herbert Montague, of Traverse City, newly elected grand master of the Michigan Masons, was met at the de pot by a band and procession of auto mobiles, escorted to the Masonic rooms and compelled to make a speech. Relatives have received word of the death of Robert Campbell, of Owosso, who died in Portland, Ore., after a brief illness of pneumonia. A brother whom he went to visit died a few weeks ago. Botii young men were buried in the west. ' Jerry Baker, a horseman, well known all over Michigan, was serious ly, perhaps fatally, hurt in a runaway accident near Urbandale Tuesday. He was attempting to fix a horse's bit when the frightened animal ran away, tramping Baker under foot. Menominee authorities believe that Charles Cornelius, of that place, who committed suicide Sunday was robbed after death. He left Menominee for Eu rope last week and had $500 and a steamship ticket. When the remains were searched but $27 was found. The West Bay City sugar factories are running on raw sugar imported from Germany. The manufacture of the imported raw sugar is nti experi ment, however. If It Is found that It can be manufactured at a profit, the sugar factory will run the whole year around. The family of Roscoe Smith, Battle Creek, are sound sleepers. Burglars tansacked the house and the family never knew It until morning when they began to find that things which they wanted weren't there, including cash, silverware and Jew;elry. The thieves worked by the aid of a tallow candle, drippings from which were found all over the house, Including the Immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms. The supreme court has reversed the decision of Judge Davis In the suit brought by Mrs. Edward Welton against the township of Crystal, and ordered a new trial. Mrs. Welton was injured by a defective sidewalk In the unincorporated village of Crystal and brought suit against the township. The supreme court decision puts a respon sibility on the conduct of unincorpor ated villages within the township lim its. At noon Wednesday the thermom eter stood at 90 degrees In Traverse City, while a year ago there was from two to twelve Inches of snow all over that region. " THE STATE in GENERAL THE JURY AFTER AN ALL NIGHT SESSION ACQUIT YOUNG, ! CHADWICK. ' MOTHER TO BE ; TRIED. A Case Which Attracted State-Wide Attention Ends in a Full Acquittal. At 7 o'clock Friday morning, after 13 hours of deliberation, the jury In the trial of Eugene Chadwlck, aged 27, on the charge of murdering his father, Charles E. Chadwlck, of Atlanta, re turned a verdict of not guilty. Through the night three and finally two men had fought hard for a verdict of guilty and it was a sleepy and haggard group of men which filed Into court this morning to announce their decision. On the first ballot the verdict stood three for conviction and nine for ac quittal. For several hours the nine argued with the minority and about midnight one was brought over to their side. It was not until early this morning that the other two were per suaded to agree with the majority. Mrs. Chadwlck was In court and mother and son fell Into each other's arms and wept. The court room was crowded, nearly everybody who had been watching the trial sitting up through the night. Prosecutor Stearns declares that de spite the acquittal of young Chadwlck, Mrs. Chadwlck must go on trial on the charge of murder also. The crime for which Eugene Chad wlck was tried was the murder of his father from ambush September 24, 1907. Chadwlck, a mill owner, was shot In a lonely road five miles south of here and close to his home. The prosecution based its case on the son's threats to kill him if he injured his mother; tracks of shoes supposed to be those of the youth's near the scene of the murder, and a plea of guilty made by Chadwlck in Justice court. Smallpox in Jackson. The smallpox situation in Jackson has " reached a stage where the pest house is not large enough to accommo date the patients and a row of tents has been pitched near the building In which to house the newcomers. Jack son is finding itself seriously handi capped for lack of accommodations in such an epidemic, which shows no signs of abatement. The pest house is a small structure located Just-south of the city limits and the people in that vicinity are up In arms over its proximity to the school house and residences. The build ing is only large enough to care for two patients, as the other sleeping rooms are occupied by nurses and oth er attendants. At present there are seven patients there for treatment. Five of these are now confined in the tents, and remain there night and day. An armed guard watches over them to see that none of them try to escape in their delirium. Wilson's Bond. Horace G. Snover, receiver for the United Home Protectors' fraternity. has filed papers in a suit against the American Bonding Co., of Baltimore. Md., to recover $5,000, the amount of the bond of ex Secretary William L. Wilson, recently convicted of embez zlement. The suit is brought for the reason that a representative of the bonding company, after visiting Port Huron and Investigating the affairs of the fraternity, declared that his company would refuse to pay the amount of the bond for the reason that the trustees and the officials of the concern did not fulfill their requirements in keeping a check on the ex-secretary's actions and allowed him to conduct the affairs of the business himself. , Commissioner Smith Freed. Police Commissioner Fred W. Smith was discharged by Justice Stein in the police court at Detroit on the charge of conspiracy in accepting $T0o from Annie Smith for which she claims she was promised protection In running her Delray saloon and resort. Capt. Frank A. Newberry and Frank B. Hib bler, who were arrested with Smith on the same charge on warrants issued by Justice. Jeffries sitting as a grand jury, were bound ovtr to .the record er's court for trial. The Mason Statue. Molded in bronze, there was un-i veiled in Capitol park.' Detroit. Satur day afternoon, the heroic statue of Stevens Thomson Mason, the tribute of the commonwealth of Michigan to the ' "Boy -Governor," which w ill stand as an enduring example to the youth of the land of -patriotism, loyalty and high-minded ability. The ceremonies were attended by Miss Emily V. Ma son, a sister of Governor Masun. who Is Jt3 years old; Mrs. E. H. Wright, or Newark, N. J., his only daughter, and Edward Wright, a grandson. Miss Ma son was given the honor of unveiling the statue. Traverse City reports 90' degrees, establishing a new May heat record. Owosso Elks have raised .$5,000 to clear the mortgage on the new $.10,000 temple. , The rupreme court reversed the de cision of the circuit, which refuted damages to Frank W. Scott, one of those Injured by the fall of a IT. of M. bleacher two years ago. It Is held that an Implied contract existed between spectators and athletic as ocIation that the bleachers were safe. Six boys, the oldest aged H. who greased the .street car tracks In Mus kegon and caused a collision between two cars, were arraigned before Jus tice Osterbach. They said that ihey had greased the track to "see the cars amash together." They are held to the probate court. Charged ith sending a letter to the "Chief thief and grafter, postoffice department, Washington," Harlow H. Howe. Stan'em real estate dealer, was arrested by postofilcf officials, lie be lieves the postoffice department is try ing to ruin him. Recently an inquiry was made into his sanity, but he was held sane. MICHIGAN BRIEFS. The old Alnsworth hotel In Ann Ar ( bor will he remodeled Into a home for Elks. , . . lshpeinlug thieves dug up and cart ed uway a 4-year-old orchard on the farm of Dr. Voorhles. The Newaygo county saloonlsts be hind closed doors held a meeting with a vjew to organizing to fight local op tion. The body of Floyd Ward, the last of the party of three who lost their lives on Muskegon lake, was found on the beach.' . Overexerting himeelf by mowing the lawn, O. E. Perry, aged 63, of Muskegon, dropped dead at the break fast table. David Clark son was buried under falling slate In .the Riverside mine, Saginaw, and was dead when workmen dug him out. James Kennedy, of Port Huron, will contest the will of his brother, Thom as, who died in Emmet t and left his $4,000 estate to a brother-in-law, John Kavanaugh. The Reliance Motor Truck Co. suc ceeds the Detroit concern of the same name and will locate at Owosso with a capital of $250,000. The board of review has finished Its labors and raised the assessed valua tion of Marshall to $2.4:52,000, an in crease over the previous year of $12, 000. r ; John Boyd, aged 5.1, while alone In the engine room of the StearnH Salt & Lumber Go. at Ludington, was caught in a belt and killed. His body was found scattered about the floor. While William Perkins, Henderson farmer, was trying to burn a wart from a horse with acid, the animal reared, spilling the fluid over Perkins' face and arms. He may lose his eye sight. A movement has been started to name the different buildings on the campus after the noted members of the faculty of the University of Michi gan. The regents are said to favor the plan. Because of the action of the faculty in disbanding the Pipe and Bowl so j ciety, the Friars, a similar organiza tion, omltled its public initiation at Ann Arbor, fearing to call attention j to the club. Led by the university band .1,000 V. of M. students paraded the city and then marched to Sleepy Hollow, where 2.000 freshmen burned their caps Prof. Wenly addressed the students and an audience of 5,000. Unionville common council has de cided that two saloons are enough for ; that village, and refused to give a third applicant a license. This gives j the two hotels of the village a monop oiy or the liquor business. Becoming violent while at work in the residence of Police Justice Bene dict, of Port Huron. Mrs. Maggie Rohe, aged 45, drove the family into the street. She is in the county jail await ing a sanity investigation. George H. Cook, of Adrian, who sat I directly across the aisle of the Wa bash car in which Yelo Lukes shot i at his wife and hit Y. Andrews, has I been subpenaed as a witness in the case against Lukes In Detroit. William C. Hall, who lived in Sagi naw .12 years ago, has just written to Mayor Banm and confessed that he defaced two or three street signs be fore he left. He says he would like to pay the amount of the damages. Prof. Bradley M. Thompson, of the IT. of M. class of '58, will present a huge boulder as the memorial of his class June 17. L. E. Holden, of Cleve land, will afterward give a dinner to the 17 survivors of the class of 21. At the present time there are seven prisoners and one witness detained at the St. Clair county jail for the United States government. Several of the prisoners held for Uncle Sam were arrested as undesirable citizens. Major Ellis, of Grand Rapids, inti mated that the "spy" system of the police board was a club held over the heads of the saloonkeepers. In a warm meeting Commissioner C. H. Bender demanded that he furnish proof. ' Owing to the lateness of the army maneuvers which will be held In In dianapolis In September, the state mil Itary board will probably extend the I time for enlistments In the national I guard to July 1 instead of June 1 as it j Is at present. J The supreme court decided that residents of East Lansing could use j the M. A. C. water supply and sewer ! age system. Atty. Gen. Bird held ' the college was prohibited from en ! tering into such contracts and started j suit to break It. j A. M. Stlrton. a former Methodist j minister, delivered a Socialist lecture ; in John Ball park, Grand Rapids. Sun j day, but there were no arrests, to the ; disappointment of the local Socialist j colony. Stirton denounced all relic: i ions as capitalistic, j Word has been received in Ann Ar 'bor that Prof. Henry Adams, head of ! the department of political eeonomv, ; will return to the IT. of M. in the fall. Prof. Adams was granted a two years f leave of absence do go to Washington, j D. C, as sfatistician of the interstate commerce commission. 1 Tentative subscriptions to the amount of $100,000 have been secured : for the citizens' share of Battle Creek's I $200,000 canal, designed to prevent : reietitions of ther disastrous 1K04 and j 1008 floods. The actual cost of the : canal Is figured at $92,100 by City I Engineer Hunt, but cost of the i right of way will bring the sum up to j $200,000. W. I. Fell and Frank Turner, representing the committee of citl 1 zens. say that' the subscriptions will ! reach $150,000 or over. If the city will 'put in the balance. I ' In deciding the case of E. C. Whit I man vs. the Muskegon Log Lifting and Operating company, the supreme court holds that the defendant has I a right to continue Its operations of j recovering logs from the bottom of j the Muskegon river, without Interfer ! ence from landowners 'along the river, j The decision is of great imiorfance to the business interests" of northern ' Michigan. t ! While the family was in the fields; i the aged mother of Morris Goldman, Oakley -farmer, waB , threatened with death, unless she revealed the hiding idace of her money. The robber tot f- $20 and some valuables. ' IlGlSS HAS ADJOURNED LA FOLLETTE NINETE EN-HOUR SPEECH WAS WITHOUT RESULT. CURRENCY BILL PASSES. The Filibuster Tactics Were Useless, the Wisconsin Senator Being Out generaled. Senator Robert M. La Follette, who began at noon Friday his two-man Kli buster against the compromise cur rency bill, which had passed the house aud had a majority of the senate wait ing to vote on it, still' was talking against the bill when the sun crept up behind Capitol hill Saturday morning. He had broken all records In talking, having kept It up nearly nineteen hours. When he finally quit, saying he was "reluctant to yield the floor, but real ized that other senators desired tc speak, his one recruit. Senator "Gum shoe Bill" Stone, of Missouri, arose, sc did Senator Aldrich, aud he was recog nl.ed first. . Aldrich moved that when a vote should be taken on the pending ques tion, the adoption of the conference re port, the ayes and noes be called. Thir motion was carried and Aldrich yield ed to Stone, who began his remarks, which he had told some of his col leagues might be continued for 16 hours or so. Obviously he was puzzled by Aldrich's motion and asked what had been gained by it. He did not learn. Aldrich's "coup," however, put the roll call In the hands of the vice president as soon as there was a lull or a yielding by the filibusters. The end came buddenly at half-past 4 Saturday afternoon, when Senator Gore sat down and Senator Aldrich moved that the pending report be adopted. The roil call was on. Noth ing could stop it. and the report was adopted 41 to 22 and the 2S hours ot filibustering was ended. The first ses sion of the sixtieth congress ended at ten minutes before 12 Saturday night. The currency bill, which La Follette tiled to kill by talking it to death, was passed and has been signed by the president. The session authorized appropria tions of $l,008,Si4,.S&4. MR. CLEVELAND'S ILLNESS. Extreme and unseasonable heat dur Ing the past few days have had an un favorable effect on former President Cleveland, who is confined to his bed at Lakewood. N. .1. Several sinking spells have been experienced within the past few days, and if the excessive humidity continues it is feared its ef fects will result f.Vally. Cleveland's condition has been seri ous for the past two months and while the true nature of his ailment has been kept from the public, it is known beyond all doubt that the former pres ident is suffering from cancer of the stomach, which ailment is aggravat ed by heat and makes his recovery almost Impossible. It had been hoped that Clevelant' would rally sufficiently to allow hiti removal to Tamworth, N. II.. where he might escape the heat of this sec tion of the country anil prolong hl life. Report has It that Mr. Cleveland suf fered a third sinking spell Wednesday evening and was with difficulty re vived. Another report which is given credence, is that Cleveland's condition is' critical, and that his family has been notified that the end may be ex pected at any moment. Launched the Michigan. The first-class battleship Michigan Was launched Tuesday morning from the yard of the New York Shipbuild ing Co.. on the Delaware river at Cam den, N. .1. She comes closer to the Dreadnaught class of warships in the English navy than any other big fight ing vessel in the American navy. The new vessel is known as an "all big gun" battleship, as it will carry eight 12-Inch breechloading rifles. " The Michigan is a sister ship to the South Carolina, now under construc tion at Cramps' shipyard, on the Phil adelphia side of the Delaware. The Michigan is more than SO per cent completed and will be turned over to the government In about a year. The launch of the Michigan was en tirely successful and was witnessed by a number of Invited guests, includ ing1 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Newberry. Secretary Garfield, Gov. Warner, of Michigan: V. S. Sena tort Burrows and Smith, of Michigan, and other prominent persons of Washing ton and the Wolverine state. The sponsor was Miss Carol Barnes New berry, of Detroit, daughter of Assistant Secretary Newberry. North Carolina Went Dry. North Carolina went "dry" by ;t, 000 majority in Thursday's election. Practically complete returns had been received Friday afternoon. The pro hibition wave swept the state from one en I to the other, and out of lis counties the wets only carried five. The voting precincts were thronged from sunrise with women and children praying, singing hymns and working for prohibition. Iemonad and sand wiches were served at the pedis by the women. Big mass meetings in cel bfation of the day's victory were held all? over the state by the Prohibition ists. The election means that the manufacture of liquor in the state will be debarred after January 1, 1f09. CONDENSED NEWS. Prof. Robert Koch, the noted Ger man bacteriologist, visited the leper settlement eon the Island of Molokat. Hawaii, to study conditions there. Aft?r being on part tiaie for several months, all cotton operatives in Con necticut and S.000 employed in adjoin in? counties hi Rhode Island, resumed work on full time. . ? While driving a'car In Lowell. Mass., Harney Oldfleld. the noted racer, suf 'tred his firt-t road accident, his car )viiturnlnk". Mrs. Ohifield was badly njured while Joseph .O'Brien. anotV.er oassenger. suffered a broken r.nkle. )lilfield and two others In the car ecapfd with tllfht injuries. IF CHICKENS AND LIVESTOCK COULD TALK. What a Farmer Thinks Would Happen If They Were Endowed with Speech. "Most of the faults we find with poultry keeping and stock raising would . disappear if our chickens, horses, cows, hogs, sheep and other animals could talk," remarked a farm er to his wife after reading about a wonderfully clever talking parrot "Suppose, for Instance," continued the farmer, "that when our hens stopped Inylng, at a time when we think they ought to lay, that I went to Mrs. Hen and said: 'What's the matter with you, why have you stopped lay ing?' Why, she could confide in rue and I would at once know what to do for her. Sam way with our horses, cows, hogs and sheep. If they could tell us what ailed them, we could do a whole lot more for them than we do now." Does the suggestion sound funny? Perhaps so but It only goes to show the necessity of knowing what really alls our poultry and live stock when they refuse to eat or to do their work. The fine books published by the Pratt Food Co. should have been called "The Voice of the Horse," "The Voice of Poultry," "The Voice of the Hog," "The Voice of Cattle," "The Voice of Sheep." The reason Is that If Poultry and Livestock could talk, they would say exactly what Is said In these splendid books published by the Pratt Food Company. These books are really the voice of the creatures discussed, and a heart to heart talk with a speech-gifted fowl or animal would not produce more val uable Information than is found in the five books In question. Send postal to the Pratt Food Co., Dep't R, Philadelphia, Pa., and ask fcr Pratts New Poultry Book, Pratts New Horse Book, Pratts New Cattle Book and Pratts New Sheep Book. Any one of these 25 cent books will be eent free to our readers. Self-Denial. Margie Is six years old and her faai family ar Presbyterians. Some of Margie's ..ttle friends are Kpiso palians, and Margie was much im pressed with their Lenten sacrifice. On Ash Wednesday she announced that she would eat no candy for 40 days. A few hours later saw Margie with a large peppermint stick. "Why, Margie," said her friend, "I thought you had given up candy for Lent." "I did mean to," admitted Margte, "but I've changed my mind. I'm giv ing up profane language." Montreal Herald. "Helpful Hints" That Hinder. Many of the "helpful hints" follows by our mothers are now proved utterly useless, if not more harmful than helpful. For Instance, no one now uses moist tea leaves to clean a carpt or rug, because of the inevitable stain ing. And salt used on a carpet col lects dampness and rusts the tack3. Newspapers, dampened and torn, an swer the purpose much more 6atisfac torily. Rugs should be shaken from the sides, for the strain of Hie weight on the end is very apt to loosen the weft. Overdoing a Fad. Mrs. Graham is an estimable lady whose hobby is house decoration. One day the lady was careless enough to drink a glass of red ink. believing It to be claret. She was a good deal seared when she discovered her mis take, but no harm came to her. The doctor who was summoned, upon hear ing what had happened, dryly re marked to her: "Mrs. Graham, there's such a thing as pushing this rage for decorating interiors too far." THE FIRST TASTE Learned to Drink Coffee When a Baby. If parents realized the fact that cof fee contains a drug caffeine which Is especially harmful to children, they would doubtless hesitate before giv ing the babies coffee to drink. "When I was a child in my mother's arms and first began to nibble thinz- at the table, mother used to give n sips of coffee. As my parents usei coffee exclusively at meals I never knew there was anything to drink b:t coffee and water. "And so I contracted the coffee habit early. I remember when quite youns. tho continual ue of coffee so affected my parents that they tried roastin? wheat and barley, then ground It In th i coffee-mill, as a substitute for coffe-v "But it did not taste right and they went back to coffee again. That wa long before Postuni was ever heard of. 1 continued to use coffee until 1 was 27, and when I got Into office work, I be gan to have nervous spells. Especially after breakfast I was so nervous I could scarcely attend to my corre spondence. "At night, afaer having coffee fcr supper, I could hardly sleep, and on rising In the morning would feel weak and nervous. "A friend persuaded me to try Post um. My wife and I did not like lf. at first, but later when boiled goo-1 and strong It was fine. Now w would not give up Postum for the best coffee we ever tasted. "I can now get good sleep, am freo from nervousness and headaches. I recommend Postum to all coffee drink, ers. "There's a Reason." Name given by Postum Co., Bait'.1? Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well vllle," In pkgs. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of human interest.