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The Smith purifier works at Jackson are eradually vegaining their old-time prestige, 100 men bmg giveu steady employment. Mrs. Sopliie Moey, who (lied recently at South Haven, aged 72 years, was the moth er oL fourteen sons and daughters, with nearly 400 grandchildren and great-grandcbildren to her credit. Two years ago Thos. W. Fulton left Jackson in pursuit of work, since which time bis faniily has known nothing of his ■whereabouts. Now a government pension awaits bis return. A car-load of railway velocipedes has been shipped to Salt Lak e and a like invoice to Athens, Greece, by the Kalamazoo Velocipede company. Jndge Thomas R. Sherwood, of Kalamazoo, an ex-member of the state supreme court, is slowly recovering froin a stroke of paralysis. Traverse City's postoffice is doing such a "licking" business that it will be raised from third to second class July 1. Saginaw's city engineer issued $136,850 worth of building perrnits in the month of May. Will Munch is an Omer land of 4 years who says grace at table with all the unction and regularity of a devout deacou. An Eaton Rapids resident, with an eye to the dimes there's in it, has purchased the house in which Jesse James, the bandit, yielded up his life, and will run a side show at the World's fair. Saginaw lum'bermen shipped 17,700,000 feet of lumber during the month of May, while Bay City dealers sent out 47,014,000 feet during the same period. W. R. Williams is spending ninety days in the bastile and meditating on the unhappy past when he kissed three Three Kivers girls against their will. John C. Boyce, of Cantón, by occupation a farmer, sought shelter f rom a thunder storm beneath a large tree, when a bolt of lightning struck the tree and he dropped dead. A son standing beside him escaped with a slight shock. Mrs. B. B Ross, a Saginaw lady, feil down a flight of stairs while visiting friends in Kansas, and a half hour later died from her injuries. A Dimondale lad of 7 summers was so badly injured while trying to catch a ride on a passing vehicle that death relieved his sufferings two days afterward. Fifteen Calhoun county oouples are seeking relief from the irksome restraints of unhappy marriages, through the local divorce mili. James Potter was a Traverse City chap who carried a loaded revolver in his coat pocket, and while James was drawing water the shooting iron was accidentally discharged, killing him instantly. Six Saginaw citizens met death by accident within forty-eight hours, while three others were seriously injured during the self-same two days. Farmer Swartout is a Brooklyn ruralist and the owner of a hen that made her nest in an apple tree and there hatched out a. brood of chickens. The Toledo and Ann Arbor Railway company is wrestling with a sink hole on its line near Howell. The same spot makes the company a deal of trouble each season. Several Galesburg people are winning bread and butter by shipping water cress to Chicago. Mrs. Nancy A. Past, a Nashville lady, is spry and chipper at the age of 99, having just celebrated that birthday anniversary. Her husband is quite a young man - only 86 years old. Three hundred new dwellings have been completed at Bay City since January 1. Professor C. L. Ford, who has been connected with the medical department of the state university for the past thirtyseven years, has been f orced to tender his resignation on account of poor health. Andrew C. Merrill, doing time at Jackson for embezzlernent, is making designs for silver coins with an idea of roping. in the $500 prize offered by the national govrnment for the best work in that line. The Jackson county bar will have a jubilee at Jackson June 19 in honor of ex-Governor Blair, who will have been a mem ber of the organization half a century on that date. The victorious University Base Bal team was welcomed home by 5,000 Ann Arbor people, and the noise they made won't be forgotten by the natives for the next 5,000 years. Wooden pipes may be all right for water works service, but Kalkaska people tried 'em and declare by the great horn spoon that they're n. g., as the pipes burst with a heavy presure and flood the streets. Work has been commenced on Battle Creek's $100,000 electric street railway. J. W. Toumey, a Lansing linguïst, secures a $1,200 job with a college away out in arid Arizona, with the promise of an increased salary as the years roll by. Somebody sneaked a well-filled mail pouch from the Ypsilanti depot on a recent dark night and rifled itof its contents. The pouch was brought in by a night train and was awaiting morning delivery at the postoffice. Geering & Co., Detroit contraetors, will build the Grand Trunk depot at Port Huron for $28,817. The proposition to bond Otsego county for a new $12,000 court house at Gaylord, was carried by the narrow margin of twenty-three votes; but it was enough. Two Menominee men have been engaged in a lawsuit for many moons over a $20 cow, each of whom has spent more'n ten times the value of the animal, and are no nearer a settlement of the controversy than when they flrst feed their lawyers. Cashier Kirby, who left a Marshall bank in the soup $40,000 or $50,000 worth, is believed to be in Mexico. Ira H. Owen, a Detroit policeman, was et upon by a gang of toughs on the evening of June 1 and shot the ringleader, George McPherson, through the heart. Owen has a good record as an efficiënt officer. Enting currants grown on bushes which had been sprayed with a solution of Paris green, resulted in the death of Philetus Ivory, at Mayfield, and the serious poison ing of his family. Thefamilyof the late Edward Travis the Port Huron motorman who was killed by a collision between his car and a Grand Trunk locomotive, has sued for $10,000 damages. The editor of a certain country newspaper, who had a decided tendency for dropping into rhyme, announced that he would refrain from publishing his poetic productions, and the alacrity with which his subscription list increased is a pointer to the fraternity. When Frank Sanford went to his Ricbfield home one night the past week lie spied a thief preparing to leave with a valuable horse. Frank promptly opened fire, when the thief scaled a high fence and escaped, but the coveted horse still remains with its owner. The state boarders at Jackson prison ure aUowed to write to their friends oecasi mally, and these epistles average about 3iï in number per week. These are all read by the prison officials before being deposited in the mails. Michigan pensioners are drawing near ly $2,000,000 each quarter from the national treasury.