A io-inch vein oí bitumxnous eoal has been struck at Lansing. A branch of the sigual service is to be established at Lansing. A long-distance telephone line now connects Saginaw and Bay City. Fire destroyed the King & Chase saw and planingmillatQuincy. Loss, $6,000. Mrs. Theodore W. Chapín, wife of the treasurer-elect of the city of Jackson, is dead. The wool inarket lias opened at Dowag-iao and loads of wool are arriving. Battle Creek business men have organized a board of trade with thirty members. H. N. Smith, of Blanchard, has been appointed cadet to the W'est Point military academy. E. J. B. Newcomb, of Manistee, has secured the contract for rebuilding the station at MUwaukee, Wis. From Monticello, N. Y., comes news of the death of Prof. John S. Crombie, a teacher well known in Michigan. X. Paquin, a Maple Ridge farmer, was ïhstantly killed by a falling tree. His head was literally mashed to a jelly. The 3-year-old daughter of Martin Grzezkowiak was burned to deatli while playing around a bonflre in Grand Eapids. The resignation is announced of Charles D. Thomas, of Lansing, for two years general secretary of the state Y. M. C. A. The 90,000 bequeathed to Olivet college from the Irwin estato some years ago will bc given to the trustees in a short time. Two trunks brought to Detroit from Windsor, Ont., were aeized by customs officers. They contained an amonnt of opium valued at $5,000: An infant daughter of C. J. Buekley. of Ionia, upset a can of hot lard upon herself. SUe was burned so badly that she died in a few hottrs. Alfred Smith, of Grand Rápida, sued Robert Milne for $20,000, claiming that amonnt as damages for the alienation of bis wife's affections. The stockholders of the IToughton copper works have authorized the officers to sell the real estáte and wind up the affairs of the company. The death is announced of Walter Higgins, proprietor of Elm Lane stock farm, and one of the most prominent horsemen in central Michigan. A kettle of boiling water was upset, the contents so scalding a 2-year-old son of Arthur Wilcox, of Sehwartz Creek, that he died in a short time. William McKay died from the effects of a bnllet wound received from a revolver in the hands of Chester Maul at Ludington, April 9. Maul is in jail. Frank Be beau, one of the fourteen men drowned at the Milwaukee waterworks crib during last week's storm, was formerly a resident of Rockland. It is expected that the Woman's Christian Temperanee union building, to be erected in Hackley park, keg-on, will be under root by May IS. Gov. Rich has appointed George F. Parker, of Manistee, and J. E. Vinton, of Sftginaw, assistant payraasters in the state militia, with the rank of captain. Among the candidatos for the postmastership at West Harrisville is Willie Woo, a Chinaman who runs a grocery in that towu and is very popular. Out of twelve teachers in Bay City schools who have tendered their resignations reeently, eleven are ladies, who resign because they are going to be married. The Michigan conference of theWoman's 'Foreign Missionary society held a three days' session at Ionia last week. Mrs. Moore, of Greenville, was eléeted president. ., Attorney General Ellis has petitioned the circuit court for the appointment of a recciver for the Mutual Reserve Live Stock Insurance company of Marshall. Bad management is charged. A coroners jui-y rendered a verdict that the collision at Farwell last week, by which two men were killed, was due to the carelessness of Engineer Ringer, of the wrecking train. Ringer has disappeared. The principal employés of the Austin, Tomlinson & Webster company, of Jackson, will be given by their employers a two weeks' vacation to visit the world's fair. Their entire expenses are also to be paid. The United States circuit court and district court for the Ea stern district of Michigan will convene its next session at Bay City, May 16. The principal cases tobe triedat this term are timberstealing cases. Shelby ladies are petitioning the city council for an ordinance prohibiting boys and gh-ls under 15 years of age from being on the streets. imless accompanied by a parent or guardián, after 8 o'clock p. m. The identity of a girl who died in a Grand Rapids boarding house under mj'sterious circumstances has been established. She was Miss Alice Wild, the 17-year-old daughter of a respeetable couple in Grand Haven. A criminal operation was the eause of her death.