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CVU.VVTINSONt Pcclu&u. CRYSTAL FALLS. - MICHIGAN CONDENSED KEWS. :t Intelligence From all Part cf the 7orld. FIRE RECORD. Fire in A tenement at No. 622 Fiftieth atrict, New York, early Monday morning, mused n fearful panic nmong the inmates, the oTUTant of Not. MH and I'iO alo faring IrM0 Man ryj?5 injured, but tion(Ttad"Uta vounu. Tho oceujmnt loat everything they po- Fire broke out in a theatre at Exeter, Pnland, Monday nftfht during a per formance. In tho rush to escape, scores mere crushed to death and many other) ere aufTocatod. One hundred and thirty bodies have been recovered, but it 1 feared the mortality will reach 17.h The losses by fire in the United 8tate and Canada during August vrre 8,317, WX, against fla,000,000 for the same month last year. On Saturday night, Thmpson'a hard ware store In Montreal was burned; loan, $.Ooa Darling fc Ca'a hardware store was damaged chiefly by water to the amount of $32,000. Oak Grove Seminary, a Quaker school at Vaasalboro, Ma, was burned early Thursday morning. A Kl-year-old son of Stephen Jones perished In the flames. Kimball & Clark's saw-mill and lumber plant near Hurley, Wis., was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. The loss, it is said, will reach $l(X),ooo. Fire in the Jladnleigh mill at Spring field, Mass., Friday morning caused a loss of $.'.0,000. A fire of incendiary origin destroyed the residence of William Waiter, of Mur dock, 111., Friday. Tho loss was over fr.,ooa Charles Elver's grist mill, located at Illack Earth, Wis., was totally destroyod by fire early Tuesday morning. A tramp fired the Hampton school house, near Iluffalo, III, late Monday eight. The building is almost a complete lo. Twenty dwellings and the mill of tho lloyd Manufacturing. Company at Lev anna, Ohio, were burned Monday. The loss is $100,000, with small insurance. CASUALTIES. The schooner Bluebell went to pieces off Sheboygan, Wis., Sunday, the crew being saved by the life-saving corps. The Plueboll was en route for Milwaukee, laden with cedar posts. A number of Heading railway cars were wrecked at Willlamsport, Fa., Monday, by n collision between a freight and a gravel train. The financial loss is $20,00(1. A brakeman named Michael Joyce was killed. Myrtle Watson, 4 years old, died at As sumption, 111., on Saturday, from eating poisonous sugar-coated pills. While cleaning a gun, with the mnzzle against his side, near Fort Wayne, Indi ana, Saturday, Edward Hermanheiner was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of the weapon. The propeller A. J. Wright went ashore near Sand Peach, Mich., in the douse fog early Friday rooming. The propeller City of Concord succeeded In getting the Wright into deep water again. Henry KIngva merchant of Georgetown, ()., fell from a window of his brother-in-law's residence at Cincinnati Thursday morning, and was fatally hurt. A tellocniat Turned Hnndall Clakeslce made an ascension at the fair in Mercer county, Missouri, on Wednesday, holding to a trapeze. When five hundred feet from thegrounJ he fell and was killed. Harry Itockafellow was burned to death in a stable at Fremont, Neb., Tuesday night. Fire broke out in Daldwin's livery establishment and in an attempt to save the horses the man lost his life. Nine animals perished in the flames. Henry Fletcher, of Elkhart, I ml, was blown to pieces by an ei plosion of dyna mite, Wednesday, nesr LaForte. Farts of the unfortunate man's body were found a quarter of a mile from the scene of the accident. CRIMES AND CRIMINALS. Samuel Chew, the aged farmer, so bru tally beaten by masked robbers at his home, near Lucas, Ohio, Aug. 2.1, died Monday morning, of his injuries. Two brothers have been arretted, charged with his murder. At Latonla Springs. Kyn Monday Jos eph Carter shot and killed Henry ('. Tun gate, a vicious character, who had knocked down his (Carter's) siter. A bold attempt was made to rob the Jewelry store of J. W. Spenco at Marine, Wis , by Bill Lane, a former resident of that city. He made a hole in a back window and was endeavoring to move a bur in the door when he was discovered by a lady living neit door. He ran away, but was captured by the police and lodged in Jail. The safe of the County Treasury at Greenville, O., wr. found open Monday morning and a large amount of money is .ty Tr: rer . LUmoa r.zl i r. re err: it2d, the father bein t 1 crr.bezzlinj 33,000. and the I.ii t I:-j r.it waif jJ t!;a Urceny :f C",0(a Eoth examination ad gave bail. Simon's shoe store hat also been closed by the Sheriff. Tho new County Treas urer was to assume charge Monday and Simon claims the safa was titled by rob bers, j Au Australian wool-broker n. Stalrenghi has been arresti Francisco for forgeries on a i bank aggregating f 75,000. Governor Adams and Gne reached an agreement at Meek day, by which two companies States troops will be kept on, tl. . twetn the Uintah resepvition and Color ado, forthjlTtffction of settler and to UffrjTtl, Utes out of the latter Ktate. INDUSTRIAL Miners to the number of Mtf), employed in the Nickle Flate and Chicago mines operated by the Chicago Coal Co., went out on a strike Monday. They want to be paid on the first and second Saturdays in each' month. The company offer to pay on the second and fourth Saturdays. Switchmen on the Wisconsin Central Line are on a strike. They demand 15 centi a day more than is now- being paid. The officials say they will not pay the sum demanded. Cotton picking has commenced in the Memphis, Tenn. district. Tho season is fully two weeks early, which, together with the prtmature opening of bolls caused by the drought, have caused the receipt up to date to be largely in eicesi of any previous year. . The Ohio Oil Company (capital f.VX), 000) has been formed at Lima. They will market their own product, and cut loose from the Standard Oil Company. Tho Dakota crop report for August shows a general avenge yield of grain of about sixteen to eighteen bushels per acre. Elevator companies say a great deal of wheat is wet and not fit to be graded. Glass-bloweis ., at Pittsburg, Fa., are comparatively happy, their differences with the employers having been amicably settleJ. Tho window-glasi workers, how ever, threaten to strike if the advance of 10 per cent, is not granted. In the South the corn crop will exceed that of IbSC by over fifty million bushels, and that section of the country will be nearly self-supporting in the matter of corn. WASHINGTON. Acting Postmaster General Stevensou has directed that the free d til very service be established at the following postofllco Ocf. 1: Iowa City, Iowa; lleatrice, Neb.; Ottawa, Kan.; Grand Island, Neb.; also at Tacoma, W. T., on Nov. 1. Old Tocoma postofflco to be discontinued. Chief Clerk Walker, of the General Land 0111 ce, has issued an order to the chiefs of divisions where applications for land patents are examined, which, it is said, will facilitate issuing of patents In cases where no questions of iiregularity have been raised. These cases are to be passed upou as rapidly as possible, and where there is any defect or omission, or where sn amendment is required, the necessary steps are to be taken forthwith to cloo the cases. Tho treasury department Wednesday opened bids for i pr cent, bonds. The offerings were $2,!OO,0O0 registered and $400,000 coupons, at from 107.75 to 10U.08. Purchases to the amount of $401, 700 were made, in varions sums, at prices ranging from 108J4 to 1W. The commissioners on the part of the United States to settle tho fishery ques tion have not yet been appointed. Tho state department believes that a final adjustment will be effected without diffi culty. POLITICAL. The testimony In tho contested election case of George H. Thobo against John G. Carlisle, Sixth Congressional District. Kentucky, has been opened by the clerk of tho House and ordered printed. Mr. Carlisle appeared in his own behalf, and General Halo Sypher, ex-momber from Louisiana, appeared as counsel for Mr. Thobc The scaled package con tained the notice of contest, the answer, and depositions on tho part of Thobe. Mr. Carlisle offered no testimony. The Iowa democratic state convention nominated Maj. T. J. Anderson for gov- ernor, J. M. Elder for lieutenant govern or, Charles S. Fogg for judge of the su preme court, and M. W. Sayer for super intendent of public Instruction. Tho Pennsylvania Democratio State Convention, held at Allentown on Wed nesday, nominated J. Hoe Thompson, of Erie, for Supremo Judge, and J. McCrann for State Treasurer. General Simon Bolivar Uuckner was Tuesday inaugurated governor of Ken tucky at Frankfort, Tho New York Stnto Democratic con vention hss been called to meet at Saratoga Sept. 27. QENERAXk Labor day was generally observed Monday in all the great buslne centers of the country. Parades, picnics, excur sions, etc., were the order of exercises. The Lay Electoral Conference of tho M. E. Church, recently in session nt Mechan Icsburg, O., passed resolutions denounc ing the election msthods of certain dele- gate to c:al. , r- ft zio: :.: evil, land CTi-2 i" ' " . r votes be cast for rc-J. - - r. nci or other ofVicca x:' , l.i ques tionable prac'.!-:z. t ; - The aubftcripti-m r-ieC n Louis for the families of Creuien killed in a late fire gave $2,l."C to the family cf Captain McKcrnan, $l,7l!5 to Oiat ' Captain Iloell, .VV) to a sister of Fireman Mc Donald, and $100 apiece to the men who were injured. The ChVitro wheelman. Temple, won IrO bicycle race at Swansea, Saturday. Morgan, of New .KTAtieior in the fifty-mile con- Mrs. Frank KanJ, a missionary, has re turned from the Caroline Idands in the Indian Ocean, for the purpose of report ing to the Hoard of Foreign Missions, at Boston, the facts concerning outrages to j which American missionaries on the J islands have lxen subjected by tho Span- j iards who lately took possession. Tho American board established the mission J in the Caroline Islands thirty-five years ) ago. Mrs. Band and her husband went j there from Carthage, Illinois, in 1S74, j and wero -afterward joined by Miss I Jennie Fletcher, of the same place, who is still there. Atlanta, Georgia, will entertain the President with a big sham battle, in which four batteries, ten companies of cavalry, and sit thousand Infantry will take part. Asst. Secretary Maynard has instructed the collector of enstoms at New York to refund the duties exacted upon certain imported merchandise damaged by water while on board the steamer Wells City, when she waa sunk by an Ice floe in the North river in January last. Thednmago allowances will bo estimated by tho ap praisers. The first shipment of ore from the Gogebic range by rail wta received Fri day at Escanaba, Mich. After Sept. 15 the rates of the Com mercial Cable Company to the British Islands and France will tx reduced to 12 cents a word, and to Germany to 15 cents a word. Tho directors have resolved to increase tho capital stock from f 4,000,. otK) to f yxo,oca A company has been formed tp oper ate a device for utilizing the water power of Niagara Falls. John F. Kerns is the inventor, and has disposed of his patent for a good sum. FOREIGN. Cholera still rages in southern Italy and Sicily. Nino deaths were reported in Catania on Friday, and seven in Palermo. A dispatch to tho Tagblatt from Mu nich, says that King Otto's periods of insanity are becoming less frequent, but that their likeness to the late King Lud wig's attacks is becoming stronger. In the elections for members of the Second Chamber of the Rates-General, the returns for twenty-five districts show election ot twenty-seven Liberals, ten Orthodox Protestants, and thirteen Cath olics. The State department has directed the American consul at Manila to ascertain the truth about tho alleged arrest and ill treatment of an American missionary named Doano byvthe Spanish governor of the Carolina islands. Tho consul is or dered to take steps to protect th mis sionary from any unjust treatment. At a parliamentary election for the north division of Huntingdon, England, Mr. Feilowes, conservative, was re-elected but only by I'H.'i majority. At the pre vious election ho had no opposition, and the Gladstoneltes consider their defeat by so small a margin equivalent to a victory. Contributions amounting to f 110,000 have been raised to pay for celebrating tho pope's jubilee. THE MARKETS." CHICAGO. Dxivb Kxtr 6.05 ( buire lo Fancy 4.65 Ftrtolood 8.H6 kb 5. ua 66 4.70 tt 4.45 tft 8.C5 , 40 8.80 frO t 50 t& 5.40 U 4 85 Poor to M low 8.40 Native UrtUMTa sua 1.75 6.10 Fancy Cow a and Ilclfferi. rair eowa Milch t'owi-wr Le4.... llnaa Jlange.... hiiasr Itani WBliT-No. S WlnUr... No. SPorlnir .Tl (it 7414 cn 41 '4 Ml Kl .07 S .! .10 .14 .(0 .5 .14 Coajr-No. t .40 oats-No. t ,n PoTATota JVr bcuhrl I'OVLTaT ( hlrkrna, pr ft....... .75 t Purka. I nrkf t . n DCTTia Chokw ('reamfry... 1 Fine Dairy 15 1-ow iraa K) Castas Full drain Off Urad-a I Kooa Frb. r do 13 NEW YORK. Hisivsa-Bft Native 5tet r. S.T5 pMtar 'IUngfl 4.( llooa tM Vnt at No, 2, Ilwi M Co iw No. 9 45 Oats No. t, White .3J ST. bons. Iltrr CLolea Natives .t V Moos 5..'t Siiicp . 8.15 a 4.75 UK N..VI a 4 . to ((. a. 4 (d 4.10 W H K AT-No. 2, Jtrd Con No. Oats MILWAUKKK. W it fat No, llrd.... Cor Jats , TOLEDO. 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Milan has a gas well on his lot.: The jet burns four feet high,:, ; i i : ( ; ij i; The town of Flint turned out the other day and rotten-egged a child beater out of the place. - , . , , ; Upper peninsula hunters say the game law relative to deer will bo vio lated frequently during September. A black snake 5J feet long was found In bed with' the three; children ot Joseph Thompson, at Koscommon. An Kck ford young lady raked 102 acres ot stubble in a week, besides taking lessons in elocution and music. A dispatch from Houghton, says it is believed the lire in the Calumet and Hecla mine is llnally under con trol. Michael Thomas of; the OAVashj ta-Xong club tipped over on Heed's lake, and was rvscued by Miss Jose phine Iach.; i ' ; t , ; v A St. John's lady while walking along the principal street there the other day did not know that a sparrow j sat on her bustle enjoying tho pleasant ride. liOineo is getting to be ft great place for iIcnics. Last Monday live hundred Jolly peoplo from Tontiac visited the place just to have a 'good time. k; y u I i A wolf that luts been slun i about Tuscola so often this summer was found In an old well on Wyeth's , farm a few days ago, into which It had fallen. A Grand Itaplds lx)thario mado ft sudden exit from n rear window ; tlie other night, with his clothes under his arm, and jumped into a twenty foot cistern. The west Michigan fruit-growers will not como together again until the fall rush Is over. Tho next (meeting commences Sfept. UJ . and continues four days. , The spirits are working at Hazlett park, near Iansing. .Mrs. l'roctor turned soap into oil and Mrs. Jliown was lifted bodily and carried to tho lunch table. Luther A. Furlong, who was arrested by the sherilt of Lake county, under tho Impression that h was McGarigle, has sued that oillcial for $r,(XX damages. Darius Charter, of Greenville, aged f.S, took out a license to marry Tolly j Austin, aged G;J, but tho cruel parents , of Miss Austin refused his suit and ! the marriage is off. . , A couple of women threw rotten I eggs into h Three Rivers restaurant j where a party was eating ice-cream. I fcomo hit the people, others landed splash in the cream. ' : ' Sixty veterans of the statu sol ; dlers home have been pronounced , able to 8iiiport themselvej and will ; probably bo dismissed at the next meeting of the board, j The city of Owosso, has voted to . bond the city for f 25,000, to bo given ! as ft? bonus to secure tho location of the Toledo, Ann Arbor and Xorth j western Hailroad shops at that place. Professor Merle A. Ilre d and Miss Addle K. Filkins, both teachers in the public ichools of Cold water, wero married recently. 1'rofessor lireed will teach in Indianapolis next Tho snow-white massassauga snake which we noticed as having been ' captured by Kichard Croud of Jackson, is thought to bo the identical snake which escaped from its owners in Dalton, 111. A poor woman in CJratlot county who had been scrimping along on two JJ 5 mw Bcres of land for many years, went up d '.4io Ithlca the other day. drew f:J,0o0 back pension, and inside of half an hour blew in 1)00 for dry goods. A lliilalre man has bought somo il.uiamlto cartridges w hich he proposes to sow in Intermediate lake for the j benelU of the sea serpent recently seen J there. When they go oft the monster i will want to go too, it is thought, and j an attempt will then bo made to cap ; ture him. ' A handsotno Xilos young laily j was boat-riding on the river a few days j n go wh'-n ft line black bass leaped into the loat. With tho reaction that I there are just as good fish In tho sea I mover wero t caught the lady went fitralghway ho'mo and ate thlf, her lat est admirer. -A I-ngsburg man has a tame jCriekct which sings when called upon to do so. It sing in a rasping, saw Ming tenor, and in a minor key, but gfts there just the same. The little Insect furnli-cs.ro crlcf cnureraent by it3 cvidt-nt I:iteli!;;eac3 and its willlnt;ne:3 to di"lay It. ; -i-A Jackson justica of the peace' owns an intelligent spaniel that i cunnlntr. "Whenever he is wanderinir abroad without his muzzle and spies an olllcer ho hies himseit w me near est alley and puts a tin can over his nose, keeping it there until the police man passes by and tho danger is oer. Trof. Ileal says that to take out tho Norway spruce would deprive u of one of the best, if not tho most desirable evergreens, at least so far as ho can judge for thirty years. H knows of no conifer to take its place. Tho balsam fir, ho says is very hand some for ten to twelve years, when it begins , to dwindle. ., The American arbor.vit; docs well In damp places, but on dry ground, if left to itself, it Boon dies in places and looks bad. Tho Superior , Court of Grand llapida has granted Harriet Frlu'nt a divorce fromf her husband, Thomas Friant, the wealthy lumber man, giving her $ 05,000 alimony. Twenty-live, years ago the couple wero poor, and lived in Muskegon County.1 Mr. Fraint gradually grew wealthy and became a man of affairs; his wife, retained her domestic taste, and they became es tranged. Tho difference; grew, and the woman was compelled to seek a legal separation, with sutllcient means to support her small children. Friaut Is worth about 1500, 000, ' l,lff on the Moon. ' v There is reason fbr thinking that the moon is not absolutely airless." and, whllo it has no visible bodies of .water, its soil' mayi ' after i all, not be entirely arid and desiccated. Thero are observations which hint at visible changes In .certain, spots, that could possibly ha caused by vegetation, and there are other observations which suggest the display -cf electric lmni nosity in a rarelied atmosphere .cover ing the moon: . To declare that no possible form of life can exist under the conditions prevailing upon the lunar surface would be raying U much, for human intelligence cannot set-, bounds Ho creative power. , Yet, wiUiin the v limits of life such as we know them, it is probably safe to assert that the moon is a dead and deserted world. ? In other, words, if a race of beings resembling ourselves, or ' resembling -any of our con temporaries in terrestrial life ever existed upon ithr nnoon, they must long since have perished. That such beings may have existed is possible, particularly it, it is true, as generally believed, that the moon once had a comparatively dense atmosphere and water upon its surface, which have now, in tho process of cooling of tho lunar globe, been withdrawn into its interior. It certainly does not detract from the Interest with which we study the rugged and beautiful scenery of tho moon to reflect that if we could visit those ancient sea-bottoms, or ex plore those glittering, mountains Ave might, perchance, find some remains or mementoes of a race that 'flourished and perhaps was all gathered again to its fathers, before man appeared upon tho eiXTih.'J'ojitihtr S knne Mjnthl. A I'OtiX Joiif-nry Four large emigrant wagons, loaded with household goods, provisions, and children, were seen on our streets this morning Seeing a face peeping out from tho folds of the canvass cover, nnoVrt slave approached and Inquired of tho faco where they hailed from. The woman, a pleasant, middle aged person, brown as a berry and happy looking as a child, replied: -Well, 1 reckon we're bound for the land of Paradise." Upon ' the reporter sug gesting that she had struck the right spot she said": "Xo; wo. like this country well enough, but wo will , go on further to the Dolores." She stated that tho two families Hogan and Fruett, who composed the party, leit Henrietta, Tex., last November on account of the terrible drought in that section, and wintered among the Indians in Indian territory. . Tbey then started on their western journey through Kansas and Xew Mexico, leaching Durangoj via Fagosa Springs. They 'have traveled over a thousand miles without any mishap, and the whole outfit looks as though it were good for another thousand. I)mnn t (tV.) UUa. 1 Town lot In California. There are lots enough staked out In southern California to provide for tho entire population of the city of Xew York apportioned at tho rate of three persons to the lot It would take moro than the combined capital of all the banks of Xew York to buy tip thrao lots. They have a story down thero about lumber which illus. Crates tho craze. It is said that a gentleman went to a lumber-dealer and desired enough lumber to build a house. He was looked upon with compassion by tho dealer, who said to him that there was no lumber for sale. AVhen he asked for an explanation t he dealer replied to him as if he had com passion for his ignorance, that ,,th lumber was all sold for stakes l' r town lots." Tk Avjonn nt, A Scotchwoman, who has been visit ing in Foston and Xew York, says that tho Uoston woman admires noth ing ho understands, while tho Xew York woman undcrstand3 nothing th admires. 3 : A A.