XlLES, Mich., Deo. 5 -Captain Botham, n.n Hgod resident of St. Joseph. Mlch., wh o spcnt nearly ono-half of his lifo saüing the grcat lakes, is actively ïnaklng uniqua preparations for his death in or dor, he says, to save hls friends and relatives trouble when It oocurs. He has purcriaed íroin a marblo dealcsr a costly moa ument. l'rom an undertaker he b.is bought an elegant silver mounted casket linad with beautifal silk and cushions. Tlio minister to presida at the services has beon engagod a:iJ the livery man ha3 been paid for the use of the f uuaral car and carriages. The casket has been removed to j Bocham's bod chauiber, and the old sailor frequontly gats into it to see if it fits him properly. He think9 ho will. be able to rest in poace if his f unural expenses aro settled.