There are over 10Ü grocers doing ! ness in Battle Creek. Property in Coldwater has a total valuation of S3,060,300. Frank Sherwood's 12-year-old son was ' drowned at Menominee whiie fishing. Saginaw, according to the new city directory, has a population of about i 61,000. By the recent deathof a relative Mrs. James Gardner, of Ganges, inherits $150,000. The state teachers' institute will be held the week beginning August 7 in Benzonia. While bathing in St. Joseph river at Benton Harbor Henry Huil, of Milan, was drowned. While bathing at Salisbury river, near Ishpeming, üeorge Árgall, aged 12 years, was drowned. The State Arbeitertrand, in annual session at Jackson, elected M. Riegel, cf Salzburg, president. Edward A. Grange, of Lansing, has been appointed state veterinary surgeon for a term of two years. The twenty-fifth annual reunión of the Fourth Michigan infantry will be held at Hillsdale, June 29. Seven thousand dollars will cover the loss sustained by the burning of Seeley's hoop and heading mili at Beaverton. A resolution asking congress to repeal the Sherman silver law has been passed by the Grand Rapids board of trade. The fish warden has deposited 240,000 wall-eyed pike in Lacey's lake, 240,000 in Narrow lake, 80,000 in Battle creek and 40,000 in Thornapple river. Nathan B. Hayes, of Muir, has been appointed member of the board of manages of the state's house of correction, in place of A. J. Kelsey, who dejClined to serve. Charles Lovvden was recently killed in a fight in Adkins' saloon at Flint. The dead man's mother has begun suit to recover $4,000 damages from Adkins' bondsmen. Ground has been broken for the Lady Helpers' home at Battle Creek. The building will be of brick, 124 by 9S feet, and four stories high, besi des the basement and the attic. John Bunner, of Eaton Eapids, is 70 years of age. He never rode on a railroad train, never took a cent of interest on money he loaned and has never sued anyone or been sued. Mrs. J. A. Robinson, wife of Dr. J. A. Robinson, the oldest practicing dentist in the United States, died at her home in Jackson recently, after a lingering illness, aged 84 years. Near Ann Arbor, Mrs. Mary Bilbie, an elderly lady, was atracked by heart disease while viewing the corpse of an old friend and died before medical assistance could be called. The huckleberry erop in Luther promises to be the largest in years, and already the enterprising business men of that place are preparing to secure their share of them. Last year the gardeners shipped over 1,400 bushels.