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The grape erop in Western igan will be very large. A disease resembling liog cholera is decimating the ranks of the Decatur porkers. Abram Calvin, of Sylvania, O., disappeared from Tecumseh, July 4, and has not been seen since. A few days ago a prisoner threw tobáceo dust into the eyes of the turnkey of the Newberry jail, and all the prisoners made their escape. It is now expected that the damages to the approaches to the tunnel at Port Hurón will be repaired in time to have the opening not later than Occober i. The biggest lumber sale of the season occurred at Muskegon last week, in which Blodgett & Byrne sold 22,000,000 feet to Barker & Co., of Chicago. Miss Helen Dickinson, daughter of a well-known wholesale hardware dealer of Kalamazoo, was drowned a few days ago, while bathing with four other girls at White's lake. Adrián Commandery, Knights Templar, are holding annualcamp at Devil's lake. It continúes from the i9th to the 23d inst. The Tecumseh city band accompanied them. Grand Master J. Q. Look laid, with the usual ceremonies, last Friday, the corner stone of the new Masonic temple at Saginaw, Justice J. W. McGrath making an eloquent address. The oldest postmaster in Michigan is Maurice Topping, of Plainfield. He was appointed postmaster by Franklin Pierce April 1, 1853, and has always been a democrat in politics. The Hart manufacturijig company's plant in Detroit was entirely consumed by fire last week Thursday. The loss is estimated at $150,000, with insurance of $70,000. It will be rebuilt at once. Adrián took trie largest excursión {nine coaches) which entered Jackson yesterday, to take part in the great tent meeting in the Central City, - Adrián Times. Wrong. The Ann Arbor train consisted of fourteen coaches. The birthday party given to celébrate the 86th anniversary of Mrs. Penthi's birth at Manistee was a novel affair, inasmuch as it was attended by 24 women, the youngiest of whom was 60 years old and the eldest 87. L. E. Slusser, the hustling editor iof the Mancelona Herald, and treasurer of the West Michigan press association, has taken charge of the postoffice at that place. The Herald will continue to wend along just as usual, notwithstanding. JoeGunsolus, of Cheboygan, went home one evening this week and found his house in a stage of siege, the family being barricaded inside while a tramp sat on the piazza. Gunsolus had no gun and so he pelted the tramp with stones until he dislodged him. Last week Frank Washburn, of Green Oak, was trying his father's gun on a sparrow, taking rest on an apple tree limb, which broke, letting the gun down, which discharged, taking off the end of his great toe. It was amputated at the first joint and he is doing well. At Central Lake, on the line of the C. & N. W. railroad, is a sinkhole, into which over 100 feet of earth filling has disappeared. A lake several rods distant is being filled by the earth slide. A strip of timber that formerly stood between the railroad and the lake, now stands ín the lake. Statisticians make the average amount of clothing worn by individuals to be fourteen pounds. We venture the prediction that could this statistician get a kodak ranged on the average inhabitant in his bed chamber one of these hot nights, the camera would show a vastly less amount than fourteen pounds. - Adrián Times. The Marshall Chronicle refers to the K. O. T. M. state meeting in these words: "The Maccabee meeting closed at Jackson yesterday. The old rlngers were re-elected to office, and this year succeeded in getting their salaries raised. They tried it last year, but in would not work. This time, however, they seemed to have the thing fixed, so it went throuerh all right. " Private Secretary Coffeen has just returned from a visit to Mayor Washburne, at Mackinaw, but he is unable to give any information to the numerous inquines regarding the mayor's return. Hemp has clearly deserted us for the entire summer, and anybody who wants to see him before snow flies will have to go Mackinaw to do it. Mackinaw is a towu in upper Michigan and may be reached by both steamboats and railroads. - Chicago Herald. Yes, that's where it is, and people who have seen both Chicago and Mackinaw wouldn't blame Mr. Washburne if he stayed where he is forever. - Detroit News. Ambrose Clouse, a farmer residing near Bronson, cut a erop in his field the other day that had been . planted by other hands than his. ! While cuttir.g wheat with a new ' binder he ran orno nearly a hundred pieces of telegraph wire that had been cut about as long as the wheat was high and set up in the field. He did not find it out until he had ruined his machine. A short time ago Clouse prosecuted some fellows' for stealing his chickens and they said then they would get even with him. - Tecumseh Herald. A spider is the novel pét of a Laingsburg girl. It is of the family Araneids, and measures nearly two inches from tip of forefeet to back. He is kept under a goblet and carefully fed, positively refusing to begin a meal until three or four flies have been thrust into his apartment. These he Iets walk around him and even over him, allowing them to think him perfectly harmless, until in some of their trips under his nose he apparently wakes up and grabs them. Af ter one of these meals he loses his appetitefor about48 hours. He seems quite content with ten flie a week. Fred Seavy, of the Franklin barn, not fully understanding how the machinery of of a mustang worked, undertook the other day to steer one into the barn by the nose. Did the mustang go in? No, the mustang did not go in. Did he whirl around three or four times while Seavy's heels swept through the air, and did he then deposit Seavy on the cold earth a rod away? Yes, verily, the mustang did all that and is ready to be tried again. He then fled out into the Street and was captured out in Madison township. Seavy was captured in the barn yard and Dr. Piersol performed the repairs on him. He has no doubt that the world moves, and that things turn round, as frequently as once a day and often. oftener. - Adrián Press. A bottle has been picked up on the beach near Benton Harbor containing a piece of brown paper, on which the following was written: "We, the undersigned, are passengers on the Thomas Hume. The schooner's hold is rapidly filling with water, add we have no hope of escape. We are on the St. Joseph course and have been drifting for hours. We have friends in McCook, Neb., and Elkhart, Ind. Please notify them of our fate. (Signed), Frank M. Maynard, Wilber Grover." The schooner Hume was lost on Lake Michigan about May 10 last, with seven men on board. Not the slightest trace of the vessel has yet been found. It was owned by Hockley & Hume, of Muskegon. - Detroit Journal. The detection and arrest of the abductors of Detroit's millionaire, Joseph Perrien, is attributed by the papers of that city to the full publicity given to all the known facts in the case by the advice - very unusual - of the Perrien lawyer. This at once made every citizen a detective, caused such a general hubbub all over the city that the abductors became frightened and released their captive, having learned through the papers that no ransom money would be forthcomiag and also put the police in possession of the clues which finally, after six months carefully following up, have led, it is said, to fastening the daring crime on the famous "Considine gang," long a terror to the City of the Straits. Suppression of facts by the pólice in case of crime hinders rather than helps the detection and arrest of the offenders in nine cases out of ten, just as the suppression of court proceedings handicaps justice and enables rascáis to successfully work their blackmailing, fraudulent divorce and other iniquitous schemes. - Grand Rapids Leader. Frank Worcester, who formerly esided in Adrián, is now on an exjedition for coal and seal, to Alaska. He left San Francisco, June 5H1, tnd late letters teil of a most enjoyible voyage up Puget sound. On ;ither side of the shore are dense rorests of pine, and from the American side the snow-capped Olympian tnountains were gleaming through the clouds. The entire country is lovely and rapidly coming to the front. They were eight days from Cape Flattery to Sitka. The climate is delightful, thermometer standing at 70 degrees nearly every day since there, and lovely wild flowers on every side, while on the mainland, only st'x miles away, everything is a mass of snow and ice. There is a warm current of water surrounding the island, which accounts for the difference in temperature. The water here is fine, cold as ice, and pure and clear as crystal. The days are very long, as the sun rises at 2 a. m., and sets at 9 p. m. It does not get dark at all, only a soft, dreamy twilight. The mines are about three-quarters of a mile from the residences. Frank enjoys the freedom of outdoor life very much, and is full of speculations for his new and strange