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THE BELDING BANNER
HELDINO,
MICHIGAN
THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM.
What was done on the Isthmus of
Panama can be as effectively done In
New Jersey for the extirpation of the
mosquito, says the Newark Star. The
state Is the only power that can do
the work, and should set about It In
earnest. The Isthmus was notorious
ly the most unhealthy region In the
world until American engineers un
dertook to conquer Its bad name. They
ascertained that the mosquito was the
conveyor of malaria and yellow fever
that had carried off thousands of hu
man beings. So they attacked the In
sect In his lair. They destroyed the
breeding places by drainage and other,
methods. To day the Panama Isthmus
Is as healthy as any section of the
United States, and the change Is en
tirely due to the work of the Amer
ican engineers and sanitarians. The
mosquito problem was attacked on
the Isthmus with the determination
to conquer. The problem In New
'Jersey has been dallied with. There
has been no earnest purpose. The
legislature has been lukewarm and
parsimonious, legislators have been
incompetent to size up the great Im
portance to the state of ridding it of
a pest that entails a property loss
of many millions, keeps away popula
tion and makes summer life a trial
alike to the sick and well.
A horrible story comes from Russia
to the effect (hat there has been found
in the Ural regions a sect of religion
ists whose practices include cannibal-,
ism. Some of these persons are said
to be Asiatics and others men who
have fled 1 jiu Russia. The system
appears to be a combination of pagan
ignorance, superstition and depravity
and of decadence on the part of those
who have cut loose from the restraints
of modern civilization. Russia is
vexed with many problems, but no
doubt the government will do all in
its power to break up practices sug
gestive of the lowest order of the hu
man race.
, It is curious, but a fact, that more
than one-fifth of the potash produced
in Germany last year was consumed
in the United States. The total out
Tut was 495,000 tons, valued at the
mines at $27,2:0,000. Of this 111,000
tons were shipped to the United
States at a price 50 cents per ton in
excess of the average price obtained
in Germany. Taking into considera
tion the cost of freight across the
ocean, the American farmer must be
payln gfor more for German potash
than the agriculturist in the father
land who uses the mineral to renew
the fertility of his soil. Rut it is a
singular fact that while potash is
coming to this country from Ger
many, potash is going abroad from
the United States. A considerable
-jirt of the output ofthe Tennessee
beds is understood to be used in
France.
; It's pretty late in the day for the
French to wrest from Benjamin Frank
lin the credit for inventing the light
ning rod. The French Academy of
Sciences, It is said, as long ago as
1764 recognized a French physician,
Jacques de Romas, as having an
nouned a means of diverting lightning
in 1750, two years before the episode
of Franklin and the kite; but the
"whole French people honored Franklin
when he was in that country as rep
resentative of the struggling colonies,
and it was a Frenchman who framed
the epigram crediting him with hav
ing "snatched thunder from the clouds
and the scepter from tyrants." Erect
ing a monument to Romas will prove
nothing. .
There Is every reason to believe
that some three thousand years ago,
in the time of King Solomon, there
was an open channel through Suez, by
which the light-draft vessels of the
Phoenicians passed through on their
-voyages to Asia and to the gold re
gions of Ophir, which are now known
to be in Africa, and reached from the
east coast of that continent. In the
course of time the two seas (the Med
iterranean and the Red), by action of
the waves, filled up the connecting
channel, and so it remained until it
was opened by the French under Les
seps for traffic November 17, 1869, at
a cost of about $85,000,000. It was sub
sequently enlarged at moderate cost.
Two members of the Cuban con
gress fought a duel lately with
swords. In this more civilized land
we prefer our legislators to fight In
the natural way.
Abdul llamid, deposed sultan of Tur
iey, is reported to be worth over
$20,000,000. AVhere he got it is not
worrying the Young Turks as much
as the problem of how to make him
give it up. The ex-ruler is a pretty
wily old fellow, and will not hand
back a dollar without a struggle.
With but few exceptions the
crowned heads of Europe have just
cause to envy the populrrlty and se
curity of the executive of a satisfied
country like America.
STORIES OF THE DAY
BRIEFLY TOLD
THE "DRY" CAMPAIGN IN BATTLE
CREEK IS VIGOROUSLY
PUSHED.
NOSE, JAW, SKULL BROKEN
Incidents and Happenings In Various
Parts of the State of Major and
Minor Interest.
That certain of the persons caught
in the dragnet of detectives author
Ized to look for violations of the local
option laws are in for jail sentences
Is the prevalent opinion in Battle
Creek. The work has to all appear
ances been carried on In a thorough
manner. In addition to the arrests
made Friday, eight more warrants
were served Saturday on three differ
ent people, two of whom were placed
under arrest the day before. Four
more charges were preferred against
Philip Hook, a former saloonkeeper,
to all of which he pleaded not guilty
and asked for an examination when
arraigned before Justice Hattdorff.
The warrants allege that Hook sold
beer ami whisky at different times to
one Frank D. Arnold.
Julius Martin, secretary and treas
urer of the Rattle Creek Hrewing Co.,
was arrested on two warrants charg
ing the sale of bottled beer by the
case. Mrs. Nora Rock, clerk in the
employ of the brewing company, is
held under two similar charges. She
asked for an examination and furnish
ed bonds in the sum of $200. Hook
and Martin are each held on five
charges thus far. There are more
warrants to follow.
A Boy's Terrible Injuries.
Nose broken, upper jaw broken in
two places, lower jaw fractured and
frkull crushed these arc the injuries
sustained by Standi, the Ll-year-old
son of Felix Miller, a well-to-do far
mer near Williamsburg., when an
eight-pound pulley fell from the barn
roof last evening. The loy was help
ing the father unload rye when the
rope became fouled and he tried to
release it. The pulley was holding a
weight of a half a ton and fell with
terrific force, striking the boy on'the
left side of the head. He will be
blind even If he recovers. His pa
rents are prostrated.
Hold Money In Trust.
The Soldiers' home board has final
ly settled the excess pension matter
to the satisfaction of all concerned.
The board used to take all in excess
of $12 a month and turn it into a
post fund, using it for new buildings
and luxuries. The old settlers con
tended that the state acquired no good
title to this money and did an act of
injustice. Huntley Russell carried on
a.' long campaign and forced .its
abolishment.
Many of the old fellows spent
their money foolishly, and now the
board has made another rule, taking
away the same amount, but holding
it in trust for the veteran or his fam
ily.
Sensational Charges Made.
New fraud charges of sensational
character are made in chancery suits
filed against the wife, mother and an
other relative of former State Treas
urer Frank P. Glazier by the Security
Trust Co. of Detroit, trustee in the
bankruptcy cases.
The suits are two In number, but
of similar import. They are directed
against Emily J. Glazier, mother of
the former treasurer; Henrietta, his
wife, and Frank Sweetland, a brother-in-law.
The trustee attacks the trans
fer to these persons of about $71,000
worth gf life insurance policies held
by Frank P. Glazier in the Pruden
tial, Home Life, New York Life,
Mutual of New York and Massachu
setts companies. The policies were
assigned by Glazier to the relatives
named, but the trustee declares that
the assignments were really rade at
dates much later than those Indorsed
In the transfers, and when Glazier's
affairs had reached a stage which
made such assignments unfair and
improper. In the case of one policy
assigned to the mother, says the
trustee, the date given is September,
1904. but experts who have examined
the transfer indorsement declare that
It was written in about three years
later.
The trustee asks that all the trans
fers be declared void and the policies
left in the lu.nds of the trustee with
other assets to apply on the Glazier
liabilities.
MICHIGAN BREVITIES.
The Second Michigan cavalrv vete
rans will hold their annual reunion
In Albion Sept. S.
A bean which lodged In her wind
pipe while at play caused the death
of Leola, S-y ear-old daughter ofChas.
Martin, of St. Johns, in the Ann Ar
bor hospital.
Richard Wieberwax, of Lansing,
was arrested here Tuesday afternoon
by Deputy Sheriff King, of Homer,
charged with giving three friends a
drink from a bottle of whisky on a
Lake Shore train en route from Alle
gan to Homer.
William Reed, of Battle Creek, has
started stilt in the circuit court
against William Duchess for $10,000.
They were both employes in Nichols
& Shepard's factory at Rattle Creek
and Reed holds Duchess responsible
for the loss of one ear and other in
juries when k heavily leaded shop car
ran over him.
George F. Sherman. 60. relatives un
known, pinned a paper on which was
printed "Skidoo 2.T to the clothing
on his breast and took a large dose
of morphine. He died a few hours
later at St. Mary's hospital. Grand
uapids. ine man was an inmate of
the Home for the Aged.
MICHIGAN ITEMS.
Six persons were drowned Sunday
In Michigan, all but one losing their
lives while swimming.
Enrollment at the summer session
of the state normal school. Ypsilanti,
oroke all previous records, reaching
1,45.
Hugh Hart, of St. Clair, has been
Indorsed bv Congressman McMorran
for supervisor of the census In the
Seventh itistrict.
J. S. Murphy, of Huffilo, chased
his wife as far as Hay City and "went
broke. He has wired home for more
coin to continue the chase.
Rev. A. B. Leonard, dry leader, is
out with a card denouncing the Sagl
naw cou.icil for extending saloon
hours from li till midnight.
Two sneak thieves, one 14 and the.
other still younger, are sought by the
Flint police for stealing $lf from the
Mfe of Police Sergeant Duff.
The ginseng growers in the vicinity
of Eaton Rapids are jubilant over the
bumper crop this season, which. It Is
expected, will be double that of 1908.
Celebrating his silver wedding an
niversary with a large . party of
friends, Jacob Jaeger, of Menominee,
suddenly fell dead in his wife's arms.
Heart failure. .
Thousands are now engaged In the
blueberry harvest In upper Michigan,
and hundreds of crates are being ship
ped dally. The force of pickers is
still Insufficient.
What is said to be the largest pep
permint farm in the world Is now a
part of the big diked prairie farm of
12,000 acres in Saginaw county, own
ed by the Owosso Sugar Co.
The Pere Marquette shops at Ionia
are being divided, the engine build
ing machinery being moved to Grand
Rapids and the coach assembling and
building department enlarged.
Wholesale smuggling of automobile
parts Into Canada at Port Huron re
ceived a blow when cusloms officers
found nearly $1,000 worth of alleged
smuggled goods in a garage in Sar
nia. Raymond Smeed. a Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern brakeman. went to
sleep on the track near his train with
his right arm across the rail. The
arm was severed just below the el
bow.
Hundreds of Jackson citizens at
tended a reception to Thomas J.
O'Brien, of Grand Rapids, United
States ambassador to Japan. Mr.
O'Brien lived in this city in his boy
hood days.
Enough orders have been received
by the Detroit branches of the Am
erican Car & Foundry Co. to keep
(5,000 men busy for seven months.
These orders are for about 0,000
freight cars.
Mrs. George Allison, of Cincinnati,
formerly Miss Florence Depew, of De
troit, has been sued by Wlllard G.
Turner, Jr., in Muskegon for $20,000
for injuries received when he was hit
by her automobile.
All the Sunday schools of Gratiot
county had an excursion to Ann Ar
bor Wednesday, but the D. IT. R.
officials put on 17 special cars and
carried most of the 2,000 visitors to
Detroit for the day.
Capt. L. W. Oliver, of Escanab.t,
who has been an Instructor in Wt
Point academy since his graduation
two years ago, has been sent by the
government to study at a famous
French cavalry school.
Nurses, maids, cooks, kitchen girls
anil other attaches of the Grand Rap-
Ids tuberculosis sanitarium went out
on strike because of the deposition
of Supt. Almey Murray. A new force
was Immediately hired.
T. C. Thompson, the wealthy east
ern man who disappeared from Ben
ten Harbor, leaving his wife, s be
ing sought in Central America. A
mental lapse is believed to l the
explanation of his abrupt departure.
Charles Weaver, aged CO, was at
work in the saw mill of the Ant :lm
iron Co. Friday when it was de
stroyed by fire. He was at work on
the second floor and, escape cut off
by the flames, was burned to death.
Byron Beard, a widower, aged 74,
living near Morrlce, has exploded the
Osier theory within the past two
weeks, he having harvested 40 tons
of hay alone, besides attending to the
house and other work about the farm.
Because he attacked an 11-year-oul
girl In lSfiS, William Bowman, of Foit
Smith, Ark., was Friday sentenced, to
death. Ho was convicted one? be
fore, but on technical grounds got a
new trial. The girl, now 22 years old,
appeared in the case both tlms as
prosecuting witness.
After living amicably as husband
and wife for nearly 50 years, Henry
Kiel and Minnie Kiel, prominent resi
dents cf Montague, were separated by
a court decree. They fell out over a
question of religion, each trying to
force the other to give up one church
for another. Mrs. Kiel, who Ih GS,
sued for divorce. The husband is 79
years old.
Judge Wisncr, of Flint, has an
nounced that he will hear the petition
of Mrs. Timothy E. Tarsney, widow
of the well known Detroit attorney,
that she be substituted for her late
husband in the litigation against the
Flint & Saginaw electric line. Tars
ney and Attorney Sullivan, also of De
troit, were seeking to establish their
ownership of certain stocks of the
company. ,
George RarklP3 of Marshall, a line
man, risked his life when he kicked
a wire from the hand of Frank
Strong, a. fellow worker, through
whose bodv 2,200 volts of electricity
was passing. The men were at the
top of a 40-foot pole when the wire
Strong was handling became crossed
with the power line. Strong is none
the worse for his experience.
"Bob" Burdette, the humorist and
pastor of the Temple Baptist church,
Ix)s Angeles. Cal., Is reported seriously
111 at his cottage at CHfton-by-the-Sea.
He has not fully recovered from a se
vere Injury to the spine which he sus
tained In a fall last March.
HER SON'S GHOST.
Mrs. Sutton Says Her Boy Was Mur
dered and Not a Suicide.
As the ghot of his father appealed
to Hamlet on the platform at E!sln
ore. so Mrs. Rosa Sutton maintains
that the gbost of her dead son, Lieu:.
J. N. Sutton, IT. s. Marines, whoso
death is ipw the subject of a uav.t!
court Inquiry, appeared to her at
the time his death was announced
and pointed out his murderer.
This, she alleges the spirit declared
to her, was Lieut. Adams, one of the
defendant in the case, who was with
Lieut. SuMon on the fatal night, had
a fistic encounter with the dead offi
cer ami who has already testified
that Lieut. Sutton committed suicide.
"Jlmmle? Sutton has guided' my
hand in every effort I have made,"
says Mrs. Sutton. "His beseeching
eyes are never turned away from me;
sleeping or waking I see them, and
I know iaat I shall be haunted by
their appeal until I have finished my
fight.
"He was bone of my bone, flesh of
my flesh; how could men take his
life without taking a part of mine?
How can they sully his honor and
degrade his name without staining
mine?
"I would have fought for my son
living, do you think 1 am cowardly
enough to fall him when he is dead?
"People have said that dead men
tell no tales, but I know better now.
My daughter has told how, while sit
ting In my home. 3,000 miles away,
1 felt the blow which killed my son,
but she has not told how he came
to me later and said: 'Mother, I am
not a suicide. My hands are as free
from crime as they were when I was
five years old.'
"Then he told me the names of the
men In the fight, and said:
"'They beat my head and shoved
my face down into the dirt; they
jumped on me with their feet; they
kicked and beat me worse than a
dog in the street, mother; but I did
not know I was shot until my soul
passed into eternity.'"
Want the Whipping Pest.
In passing judgment on a man
charged with having blackened his
wife's eyes, Police Magistrate House,
of New York, declared in court:
"What this state needs is a whl
plng post for wife-beaters and I am
willing to head a movement to estab
lish it. We also need something for
the wives who are beaten. From 10
to 50 badly whipped wives come here
dally for warrants for their husbands
and then, when the brutes are ar
raigned, the women plead forgiveness
for them, refuse to prosecute and all
I can do is to turn them loose. If
we had a whipping post with a cat-o-nine-tails
attachment. I think we
could discourage the wlfe-beatlng
habit."
A bill for the re-establishment of
the whipping post in Peoria, 111., has
been introduced in the Illinois state
legislature.
THE MARKETS.
Detroit Cattle lrv-fed steers. S.VOO;
teer and heifer. 1.000 to 1,200 lb.
I4.7ftftn.2f: steern and heifer. 800 to
1.000 lb. $.t.75i'4.ft(; kxhh teer and
heifer that are fat, M0 to 1.000 lbs.
$:.7."ra 4.50; grass Meerx and heifers
that are fat. f.oo to 70 Urn. f.l.KO ft 3.7ft ;
choice fat row. 13.7f.5M; good fat
cows, $.t.2rft3.fto: common cow. $2.50
"3: cu nner. )1.75ft2; thole? heavy
bull. $4: fair to Rood bolog-na. hull.
$3.r.Oft3.7ft: stock bulls, $3ft3.2ft: choirs
feedlna: steers. 800 to 1.000 lb. 4f0
4.35; fair feeding steers. 800 to 1.000
lb. $3.. Oft 3.7.': choice mocker. ft00 to
700 lbs. $3.50 ft 3.75: fair stockeis, ft 00
to 700 lbs. $3.50; stock heifer. $2.75
7 3 : milker. Inric vonnsr in1iiim
aire. $40rq'0; common milker. $20ft35.
Veal calves Market sttariv. lat
Thursday' price. Uest, $7.r.0'JJ)8;
other. $4 ft 7.
Milch cow and s printers St cad v.
Sheep and lambs Market teadv:
last week' price. Heat lamb. $6.50
ft": fair to Rood lambs, $5.75 ft 6.25 ;
light to common lamb. $4. 50ft r.2f;
yearllnar. $4.50 ft 5; fair to Rood sheep,
$3.50ft4.25; cull and common, . $2.25
2. 5.
Hosr Market 50c to 75c higher than
last week. Kan fee of price: Lllit to
Kood butcher. $7.tft.15; pK f70j
7.75; light yorkers, $7.508; tug, 1-3
off.
Kast P.uffnlo. rattle fresh row
and springers sold about the same a
last ween; ben export steer. $6. 25ft
6.50: best 1.200 to 1.300. lb shipping
steer. $5.75ft6; best 1.000 to 1.200-lb
do. $5.505.75: light butcher ateer.
$4.25ft4.7f; best fat cow. $4. 50ft 4.75:
fair to good. $3.5oft4; trimmer $2.25
2.ft0: best fat heifer. $4. 75ft 5.25: fair
to good. $414.50; common heifer.
$3.7ftft4: best feeding steer. $4 ft 4.25;
best stnekers. $3.40ft3.60; light stock
eis. $3.25 fr; 3.50; best bull. $4.25 TO
4.50; bolonna bulls. $3.5or3.75: best
fresh cow and springer. $45f50;
fair to good. $25ft35; common. $20ft25.
Hogs Market active; medium ami
heavy. $S.:;.iX. 40 ; best vorkers. $8. 30ft
8.35; light. $8.25; pigs, $8.15ft8.25;
rough. $7.1017.23: closed steady.
Sheep and l.ambs Market active;
best lambs. $7 fir 7.25. a few at $7. ."':
fair to good. $6Ii6.75: cull. $1.50(57)
5. 50; stain culls. $4 7 4.50: yearlings.
$5.25 Jf 5.75; wether. $5ft5.15; cwef,
$4. 40ft 4.65.
Calves Steady; best. $7.75 ft 8; fa!r
to good. $6 "i 7.50; heavy, $4ft5.
;rnln, !:.
Detroit Wheat Cash NV. 2 ted,
$1.05 Va: September opened with n drop
of 1c at $1.05 ami ad va need to $1.05';
moved up to $l.o and declined to
$l.05'3; May opened at $l.08ii. touched
$1.09 and declined to $1.08'a; No. 1
white. 1 car at $1.05?.
Corn Cash No. 2, 72'ic: No. 2 yel
low. 1 car at 74c.
Oats Cash No. 2 while. 1 car at f.Oe:
No. 3 white. 1 ear at 4ie; ta nla id. 4 !e ;
September standard. ST'ic
llye Cash No. 1. 72c bid. 72r4 e nskr-d.
i;ean c:an, .M.; October, $2.
Cloverseed Prime October, 50 la;
at $7.35; March, 100 bag nt $7.15:
prime alsike. $R.25; sample nlslke. 12
bag at $7.75. k at $7.25. 10 at $6.75. ft
at $fi.2ft.
Feed In 100-lb nek. lobbing lots:
Rran. $27; coare niiddilnK. $28: fine
middling. $30: cracked coin. $31;
coarse cornmeal. $30: corn ami n;n
chow. $28 "er ton.
Flour Best Michigan naient. 5G.25:
ordinary patent, $; straight. $;.S0;
clear. $i..75; pure rye, $4.25; spilng1 pat
ent, $6.50 per bbl in wood, jobbinr lots.
The tinkle of 2..100 American tele
phones installed by a New York com
pany will be heard in Pekln, China,
within a year.
Rather n "lively" gift ls hi store for
Lloyd (iiiscom. formerly a:nbas)dor
to Italy, as a token from the sing .C
thai country. It consists cf six youns
wild uoars.
Mrs. Maj. Van HJer stepped out of
her canoe on Coldwatcr lake nn.l her
foot touched a blue racer nakc.
Seizing a paddle, she killed I lie rep
tile with a few well directed blows.'
The snake was lhe feet two Inches
long.
NEWS FROM THE
STATEJAPITAL
Notes and Gossip. Gathered in
Lansing.
HAY MEN HOLD MEETING
Michigan Association In Session at
State. Capital Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Speaks on an In
teresting Topic.
Lansing At the Michigan Agricul
tural college Wednesday President
Mark Van Huskirk or Flint called to
order the ninth annual convention of
the Michigan Hay association. Mayor
John S. Hennett and President J. L.
Snyder of the college welcomed the
members and ('. L Noyes of Jackson
responded. The addresses of the day
wtre by Lieut. Gov. Patrick Kelley on
"What lias the Michigan Hay Ship
per to Do with the State Govern
ment?" and Prof. It. S. Shaw, director
of the Michigan experiment station.
Thursday was given up mainly to rou
tine business and the election of of
ficers. Trouble Rife at Orion.
Trouble broke out In peaceful Orion
village again and at the time, too. when
a Hible conference was in session,
John McCallum was in jail on a drunk
charge. McCailum was arrested and
later walked out of the village lock
up. He fays the dcor was left open,
while the officers claim he was let
out by some one from the outside.
Jud Moon was taken to I'ontiac'on
a charge of being drunk. Moon was
iccently fined $100 or GO days in the
lamse of correction for usinn bad lan
guage, and appealed to th- circuit
court. IHiniis Smith was brought in
als-o for being drimk. and produced
$100 b:iil to appear for examination.
Complaint was also made against
George McCallum for bdng drunk.
Recently Orion .ias been torn up
over disturbances and subsequent
arrests and complaints in which
spite work and persecution were
charged. The present trouble is said
to be a revival of the old scrap.
State Cities Prosperous.
Rapid return to normal conditions
and prosperous Itmes in many Michi-,
gan cities is indicated by reports
which are being received. New fac
tories are being established, old indus
tries are being extended, real estate
is active, and homes by the hundreds
are being erected. In numerous places
it Is hard to obtain houses for rental.
News of industrial expansion and
building activity conies from Pontiac,
Ypsilanti. Jackson, Lansing. Monroe,
Alpena, Manistee, Howell, Sault Ste.
Marie, Ann Arbor, Mt. Clemens. Sag
inaw, Hay City and other points. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars are be
ing expended for new plants, and other
thousands for homes, while work is
being provided for additional thou
sands of employes.
Local Option Aids Trade.
Ixical option In Uranch county will
be hard to defeat should it be voted
on in two years and Coldwater city
would give a majority for It if an
election should be held at the present
time. . Merchants report a marked
improvement in collections. Three of
the four best saloon buildings have
been refitted for trade. A carnival
company exhibited at Coldwater and
only one Intoxicated person was re
ported, that of a Qulncy man who
spent 20 days In jail without the
alternative of a fine. The criminal
cases in the county dropped off SO
per cent.
Asylum Gets Ton of Fish.
Through the seizure of 22 package
nt Manistee by State Deputy Warden
Smith, the northern Michigan asylum
received nearly a ton of salted white
fish, thus relieving the overworked
state treasury quite considerably. The
fish were headless and were billed as
''menonie.s." long jaws, or suckers,
James McCann of St. James being the
consigner. A committee of experts
decided that they were small white
fish and the seizure with the arrest
of McCann followed. The asylum got
the fish as soon as the state was
through using them for evidence.
German Army Men Meet.
The twenty-second annual conven
tion of the Deutscher Lnndwehr Vn
sterstutzungs Verein of Michigan
held a three-days' convention at Ann
Arbor. There were about 60 dele
gates. 13 companies being represent
ed. The state president, Carl Sylves
ter of Detroit presided, and among
other companies are Nos. 1, 2. 3, 5 and
9 from Detroit. This society is corn
posed of men who have served in the
German army. '
Dean Hutchlns Head of U. of M.
Dr. James IJ. Angelicas president of
the board of regents of the University
of Michigan, made official announce
ment of the appointment of Dean
Harry Hutchlns of the law department
as acting president of Michigan.
"The executive committee, nfter
conferring with the other members of
the board of regents, have appointed
Dean Harry Hutchlns acting president
of the University of Michigan for the
coming year, from October 1. Dean
Hutchlns has very reluctantly con
sented to accept." '
Michigan Patents Art Granted.
Michigan patents ere Issued from
Washington as follows: A. W. 7lart
lett, Detroit, pin machine; G. Ueltz,
Detroit, nictor attachment for bicy
cles; M. K. Poddy. Carsonvllle, axle
box and washer; (1. Mrady and H. F.
Abbott, Jackson, feed regulator; F. It.
ilranshaw, Winona, carving fork; T.
F. Kmans. Lansing, mail weighing
scale; J. Finch, Albion.' holder for
cows' tails; J. H. Gilman, Kalamazoo,
transom pivot; W. W. Hilla, Kalkaska,
rein holder for attachment to vehi
cles; W. J. Keep. Detroit, melting
cupola for metal; VY. .1. Kilp.itrick.
Detroit,' adding machine; F. Kuhn,
Detroit. ad iron support, lllumtuous
electric heater and eh-ctrle heater; J.
P. Lavigne. Detroit, valve; H. A. Lid
erman. Mufkegon. currier mechanism
for lumber joining machines; O. A.
Loveless, Watersmeet, portable lamp;
S. D. Murphy, L'Ansc, snow plow and
groove cutter; I. G. Neubcr, Detroit,
explosive engine; l. L. Plamondon,
Provement, cat menial bandage; li."
Uinke, Detroit, carbureter; J. Rodgers.
Gulliver, reach, attachment for vehi
cles; H. G. Vincent. Detroit, carriage
mechanism for adding machines.
Want Osteopaths in 1910.
Michigan osteopaths who attend the
convention of the American Osteo
pathic association, to be held In Min
neapolis, will bring strong Influence
to bear to secure the 1010 convention
for Detroit.
Through the efforts of Dr. T. L.
Herroder, president, iuul Dr. Charles
A. Hennett. secretary-treasurer of tho
Detroit Osteopathic kh iety, and Dr. L
Ashmore, a vigorous campaign is be
ing made among the prominent osteo
paths of the country to win their sup
port for Detroit. California and one
of the eastern states are trying to get
the convention.
Of the '.r00 r,teopi.thj in practice,
the American association's member
ship includes more than 2,Gb0. The
national convention usually draws
more than l.r.OO members.
"Michigan's claims will be support
ed o.i the ground that tho state was
one of the iirst to recognize osteopathy
as a science and to regulate Its prac
tice by law," says Dr. Charles A. Hen
nett. "Our state was ono of the first
to give the osteopaths :.:) independent
state board."
Delay May Cost Franchise.
The villr.ge council of Hcllovue Is
divided over the question of giving
W. 11. Zimmerman of Lansing a to
days' extension in which to complete
his high tension wire system to that
village. Charlotte recently granted
the extension but three of the Helle
vut council made a trip over the
route and came to the conclusion that
the operations to date did not war
rant an extension without a guaran
tee that he would have the line ready
for use at that time. Mr. Zimmer
man has franchises at both Charlotte
and Rellevue and it Is believed the
delay will invalidate his franchises
at both points. To get a new franclse
would require a three-lifths vote of
the people, including tax-paying
women.
Held In Prison Over Time.
Charles A. Wightman, the prisoner
who has been applying for release
on a writ of habeas corpus, contend
ing that he should be given good time
by Which, under the commutation of
a life sentence to 25 years, he should
have been discharged last May, was
released in a hurry, on receipt of
news from Lansing that his commu
tation papers specified that the good
time allowance should be made.
Wightman has been Illegally detained
for three months and forced to work
for the( state, but he was given the
regulation $7..r0 in cash and a nine
dollar suit of clothes and told that he
was free. He took the first train for
Hillsdale county, where he will go
to work on a farm. There is reticence
as to who is to blame for the blunder.
Gloomy Outlook for Blind. ,
Trustees Hudson and Chatters of
the Michigan Employment Institution
for the Illind came to Lansing to con
fer with the governor on the problem
of securing funds with which to main
tain the institution. There was no
money on hand with which to run the
institution, and the depleted state
treasury made the outlook gloomy. It
was believed Saginaw houses would be
willing to extend credit for supplies,
but the pay roll must be met with
cash, and where this money was to
come from was not apparent. The
broom shop was dosed down, but a
carload of broom corn was expected
the middle of the month, and If money
should bo secured by that time opera
tions were to be resumed.
No Baseball at Grand Rapids.
Judge Connine in the circuit court
at Grand Rapids granted a permanent
injunction restraining the Grand
Rapids Central league baseball team
from playing at Loyalty " park. This
action prohibits games inside the city
limits.
Complaint was made because of the
noise made by rooters and damage
done by foul balls which went over
the screens.
Attacks Glazier Deal.
Two bills In chancery were filed by
the Detroit Trust Company of Detroit,
trustee of the bankrupt estate of
Frank P. Glazier, one against Henri
etta Glazier, the wife, and her brother,
Frank Sweetland. and the other
against Emily Glazier, the mother. It
is alleged that life insurance policies
made over by Glazier in 1SP6 and 1897,
as the documents purport to show,
were not in fact made over until after
he bad become insolvent, and should
therefore be listed as part of the estate.
AN EASY WAV.
How to Curt Kidney Troubles Easily
and Quickly.
It is needless to- suffer h tortures'
of an aching back, the nils.jry of back
aches, rheumatic pains, urinary disor
ders, or risk the danger of diabetes or
Hright's disease. The cure is easy
Treat the cause the kidneys with
Doan's Kidney Pills.
II. Mayne, Market
St., Paris, Tenn.r
says: "Weak kid
neys made my back
stiff and lame. The
urine was cloudy and
irregular and I had to
get up many times
at night. I lost en
ergy, became weak
and could not work. Doan's Kidney
Pills removed all the trouble and re
ttored my health and strength."
Remember the name Doan's. Sold
by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Fos-ter-Milburn
Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
THE LAW'S DELAY.
HIx What's the best way to neveu
settle a question?
DIx Go to law about It.
Almost Any Mother.
The mother of a large family fell
ill and died and the attending phy
sician reported that she died of star
vation. It was incredible, but he
proved it: The woman had to get the
dinner and then spend the next two
hours in waiting on the family anil
getting the children to the table. It
was nver on record that she got all
of them there at the same time and
they came straggling in all the way
from potatoes to pie. By the time
she had wiped the last face, her own
hunger had left her and she had nt
desire to eat. Chickens, the doctor'
said, come running at feed time, but
children don't. A hen has a better
chance to eat than a mother. Atchi
son Globe.
Valuable Knowledge Spreading.
Every day sees hundreds of new re
cruits In the war against tuberculosis,
and every day brings new methods for
the fighting of the plague. The Na
tional association predicts that if the
present degree of interest is main
tained, within five years everybody in
the United States will have been in
formed on the way to prevent and
cure tuberculosis, and concerning the
infectious nature of the disease. Two
things In particular are needed, and
for these the National association is
working in every way. They are. a
more complete registration of tuber
culosis cases, and the further iaaia
tion of dangerous advanced cases of
consumption.
A Sunday Sermon.
One must accept life as it Is. It
gives us great happiness if we :ir
wise enough to see it, and it balance
the scales by sending great sorrows,
too. .
Hut that is life.
If you would make the world brUa:.
er try to forget your hurts, dry. yew: r
eyes and turn to help those who ni
the pressure of a friendly hand, Lit?
encouragement of a smiling look.
Sorrows and troubles of all kind
should teach one a great lesson t.h
lesson of universal kindness. New
York Times.
ON FOOD
The Right Foundation of Healti.
Proper food ' Is the foundation of
health. People can eat improper fco-i
for a time until there Is a sudden col
lapse of the digestive organs then all
kinds of trouble follows.
The proper way out of the difficulty
is to shift to the pure, scientific fco.i.
Grape-Nuts, for it rebuilds from iL:e
foundation up. A New Hampshire
woman says:
"Last summer I was suddenly ta!?n
with indigestion and severe stoir.a.'h
trouble and could not eat food w:'
cut great pain, my Ftomach was so
sore, I could hardly move about. Tli:-i
kept up until I was so miserable !:.'
was not worth living.
"Then a friend finally, after nr.ch
argument, Induced me to quit my far
mer diet and try Grape-Nuts.
"Although I had but litttle faitlt I
commenced to use it, and great wis
my surprise to find that I could .it
it without the usual pain and distr?vV
in my stomach.
"So I kept on using Grape-Nuts aai
soon a marked Improvement wa
shown, for my stomach was perform
ing its regular work in a normal wi
without pain or distress.
"Very soon the yellow coating di3-?-peared
from my tongue,, the dull,
heavy feeling In my head disappear.!,
and my mind felt light and clear; thr
languid, tired feeling left, and alto
gether I felt as if I had been rebuilt.
Strength and weight came back rapid
ly and I went back to my work with
renewed ambition.
"To-day I am a new woman in mini
as well as body, and I owe it all f
this natural food, Grape-Nut.i."
"There's a Reason."
Look in pkgs. for the famous Uttla
book, The Road to Wellville."
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one uppmr from lmf to time. Thrr
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