FrfdJVTi Ang. 25. At Cedar Rapids grasshoppere have devoured Jacob Swart.'s entire potato patch. While waltzins recently, Mrs. P. S. Gibbs of Greenville had one of her legs broken. Local hustlers are agitating the erection of a Dotato palace at Traverse City to cost $3,000. The home of John Davidson at Concord burned at noon Thursday. Loss, $2,000, with Í1, 000 insuranee. The new Scandinavian Methodist church at Manistee, erected at a cost of Y25,000, has been dedicated. Two hundred Iron Mountain Italian miners ont of work have decided to return to sunny Italy in a body. At Richmond the Magie flouring mili of H. S. Ballentine, burned. Loss, 115,000; insuranee, $S,000. Saturday, Aug. 28. The Quincy Mining company at Hancock will cut wages 10 per cent after Sept. 1. The Boyne City and Southeastern railroad is now practically compüeted. Out of 18 cases of typho-malarial fever in Saginaw recently six nave proved fatal. All Lake Shore repair shop men recently laid off at Adrián will soon be re-employed. At Muskegon Mrs. Frank Butler's horse aud buggy were stolen while she was at tending a circus. Private Frank Crowley. who was attacked with diphtheria at Camp Kobinson, has returned to Adrain entirely recovered. At Holland John De Hanan anda daughter of Captain Hans Andersou were drowned while out sailing by the capsizing of their boat. Three other occupants of the craft saved themselves by clinging to a spar. Momlay, Aug. 28. Drug stores and restaurants at Berrien Spriugs will be compelled to close on Sunday. At Cadillac five prisoners employed on the highway made a break for liberty. Four escapea. Peaches affected with the yellows are being condemned and destroyed in the Benton Harbor market. St. Clair county has received over $18,000 for liquor licenses this year, and there is more to follow. The Ely Dowel works fire at Northville Thursday was the first conflagration for this village since 1878. William H. Jenks of Hastings sues Sheriff McKevitt of Barry county for $1,000 on a charge of false imprisonment. At Grand Rapids taxes are being paid much more promptly than a year ago; and other indications of a "return of confidenee' ' are noted. Tuesday, Ang. 89. J. T. Hafford of Milán has a 3-year-old colt that stánds 17JÍ hands high and weighs 1,310 pounds. At Muskegon Miss Sophia Christiansen, while in bathing, got beyond her depth and was drowned. She was unsound mentally. Notwithstanding the drouth potatoes have been grown around Chelsea this season that measure 16 inches in eircumfereuce. The agricultural college is investigating the ravages of tue insect that is attacking celery and causing much alarm to the growers about Techmseh. The common council of Saline has voted to employ counsel to make a fight against Mrs. Mary Beatty's Í500 claim for damages allegëd to have been sustained from a detective sidewalk. The Chicago and West Michigan railroad has settled the case of Dr. N. W. Wilson of Shelby against it by allowing him 12,000. The doctor. was injured near Grand Rapids about one year ago. Wednesday, Aug 30. Dr. J. A. Stroburg has resigned as city health at West Bay City. He says the salary of the office is too small. The heating apparatus has all been overbauled aixi increased in capaeity in the schools at Hudson during vacation. The National Savings Investment company of Tekonsha has been notified to qnit using United States mails in their business. George Haire of Dellii township bas been lotlged n jiülon a charge of huggingyoung wonien on the streets ot Lansing. Williiiiri Watkins of Battle (Jreek must pay Ü7M) for atrain violating the liquor law by selling amber-colored ñuids on Sunday. Local business mea at Mount Pleasant have flsked tlie bmiks to issue time certifícate to provide a temporary circulating medium. Supervisor F. E. Ives of Unadilla townsliip liax orflered the unlicensed saloon run by K. üillman at (iregory closed. Tlmrscïay, Aug. 31. Work is booming on the new stores and Masonic temple at Hymouth. The state ti.sb commission has stocked Thread pond uear Flint with 200,000 Gernan carp. The semi annual meeting of the presbytery of Lansing will be held at Concord, commencing Sept. 19. At Dexter, Cashier JJewkirk of the Say ings bank reeen tly had $1,800 given him in old Washtenaw bank bilis. The Boies State bank at Hudson has taken out insurance against burglary in one of Xew York's strongest companies. Since Rev. H. P. Collin settled at Coldwater as pastor of thePresbyterian church he has united 254 couples in marriage. Detective sidewalks are the cause of numerous accidents at Hudson and several law suits are liable to be brought to recover damages for injuries received. The annual reunión of the Nineteenth Michigan infantry (Colonel Gilbert's regiment) will be held at ütsego, Sept. 6th anil Tth. Companies C and H were made up here and it is expected the üttendance will be large this year.