Friday. l'eb. 16. A sanitary convention will.be held under the auspiees of the state board of health at Menomiuee April 5 and 6. Ed Smith, a young man living four miles frqm Copemish, was instantly killed by being struck by a linib while felling trees. A. B. Stewart, a prominent business man of Otsego, dropped dead from heart disease: He was the founder and the former owner of the chair factory, which is oie of the largest industries in the village. Saturday. Feb. 17. A tannery will be established at Alpena during the coming suinmer. Eighty thousand brook trout are being planted in Cass county strearns. A lodge of I. O. G. T. has been instituted at Galien, with 50 charter members. A movement has been started in Eaton Rapids to establish a telejjhone exchange at that'place. The annual meeting of the Michigan News Writers' association will be held at Bowagiac, March 20. Mondar, Feb. 19. The second annnal meeting of the Lake Superior Mining institute wilt be held at Houghton, beginning March 7. At its aunual meeting the Allegan County Agricultural society fixed the date of the annual fair for Sept. 25 to 28. Antrim county people will vote on a prqposition for local option on March 12, and it is thought that the measure will pa-ss. Joseph Skalla, a pioneer business man of Niles, and founder of the furniture factory in that place, is dead at the age of 78 years. Tue8day, Feb. 20. Marcellus' school seat factory has again commenced operations. The annual convention of the Calhoun County Sunday School association will bt held in the Methodist Episcopal church at Marshall Feb. 28. A new firm will be added to the businesinterests of Horaër. Messrs. Harmon & Allen will open a store of general merci! andise. H. J. Sykes of Tekonsha has in hip possession an illustrated edition of th( London Times dated 1855, containing an account of Queen Victoria's visit to France. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Over $160 was received at the Congregational donation at Vicksbuvg. Bloomingdale business men have organized a local building and loan association. Vicksburg now has lona distance telephone eommunication with Detroit and Chicago. The ministers of the Reformed church of western Michigan held a conference at Zeeland, Ottawa county, Tuesday. The little hamlet of Cheshire, in Allegan county, has 60 converts as the result of a recent series of revival services.' Thursday, Feb. 23. The relief society at Calumet has sent to the (iogebic County Relief society a draft for $2,000. A new lumber yard will be started in Dearbom shortly, James Wallace of "VVayne moving his to the former place. A carload of provisions was sent from Adriau VVeduesday to the Dickinson county sufl'erers. It was the contribution of Lenawee couuty. The residence of C. Pippelin Robinson township, Ottawa county, was destroyed by fire The blaze started from a detective chimney. A dispatch from Lexington, Sanilac county, says that there is very little ice in sight off that place, and that one day's warm weather would open navigation.