Vessels are now able to pass through the straits. Taxes in Detroit are almost $'2 on the $1,000 less than last year. A summer resort is to be made of Sulphur island, near Alpena. The reunión of the Eighth Michigan infantry will be held at St. Johns June 16. Dogs are making short work of flocks of sheep belonging to Ogden farmers. Detroit is making an effort to secure the location of the coming international regatta. Ground will be broken for the new union depot in Muskegon during the first week of May. An exhibit for the world's fair has been prepared by the pupils of Grand Haven's public schools. The State Electric and Surgical society will meet in annual session at Lansing May lü and 11. Mrs. Catherine Larkin, an aged resident of Kalamazoo, was found dead in her bed Friday mornin?. A race between Nancy Ilanks and Nelson is being negotiated for at the Saginaw races, July 10-15. The death is announced of Herman A. Vedders, a resident of Grand Rapids for the past thirty-eight years. The Detroit Y. M. C. A. has 1,852 menibers, Grand Rapids has T02 and Kalamazoo has 557 members. Mount Clemens is to have a new bank,to be known as the Ullrich savings bank. lts capital is $100,000. The schedule coramittee of the Michigan State baseball league will meet in Saginaw May 3 to make up the schedule. The scheme to ereet a big creamery at Big Rapids has failed of materialization, the farmers refusing their support. Sly refused to appear against Brown, who shot his wife and the former, some time ago at Jackson. Brown was therefore discharged. Mayor N. W. Kauft'inan. of Marquette, will take the common council of that city to the world"s fair in a private car at'his own expense. A logging1 train in Ward's luniber camp, near Gaylord, ran over and killed I). J. McConnell, who was deaf and did not hear the train's approach. Pastor Teachout. of the United Brethren church at Shepard, has a 14year-old daughter who often occupies the pulpit in her father's absence. Boats are in a. fair way to be annoyed by sandbars which have formed in the Grand Haven and Muskegon harbors in eonsequence of recent heavy storms. A jury at Grand Rapids found Albert Tayler, who severely injured Charles Broon in a glove contest recently, guilty. He is in jail awaiting sentence. The wheat erop around Dowagiac shows very poor prospects. A number of farmers have plowed their wheat under and are sowing it to wheat and corn. Robert Billingsly, of Potterville Eaton county, is dead. He as a wellknown stock dealer and of late suffered a failure that proved his financial ruin. He was 57 years of age. Prof P. M. Harwood has tendered to the state board of agriculture his resignation as professor of agriculture, superintendent of the college farm and agriculturist of the experimental station. Miss Charlotte Huntley has sued the city of Lansing for $10,000 for damages for injuries sustained through a fall caused by a defective sidewalk last October. She has been a confirmed invalid ever since her misfortune. The Michigan Central railroad has paid Elizabeth McRoberts, of Augusta. $6,000, for the killing1 of her husband in a disaster three years ago. TUe same amount has also been paid the relativee of Fireman Gregg, killed at the saine time. Patriok Donley, a retired merchant of Brighton, was attending the funeral of a relative, when his horse became frightened and ran a way. Mr. Donley was thrown from his buggy, receiving injuries from which he died in a few hours. His wife was seriously injured.