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Drowned Near Whitmore Lake

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J. Bush, who has beea assisting Mulligan in moving houses in this city for three weeks, was drowned last Thursday afternoon in Mud Lake, a small lake back of Mr. Dunlap's house at Whitmore lake, just over the county line in Green Oak township. He was out fishing with two other men. They were rowing and he was in the back of the boat, when he was seen by an observer some distance away to fall suddenly backward into the water. He cried "Bring back the boat," but his companions evidently not hearing him dipped the oars several times before thev discovered his mishap. He sank at once and his body was not found until four o'clock Sunday afternoon. A large crowd were hunting for him, when Mj. Dunlap discovered the body and brought it to the surface. The lake has a muck bottom and all around it is a low marshy place. The hands of the dead man were found full of the grass he had clutched in the bottom of the lake. In his pockets, no letters or papers were found, but a bunch of keys had a key check with the name J. Bush. He had left his trunk in Detroit as security for room rent and had said he carne here from the northern part of the state. His relations are unknown, as is his past life.