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May
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1883
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jjouiu opuon is a hxecl law in Michigan. Miss Jenuie Campbell, an estimable young lady of Quincy, died at her home in that village a few days ago. She is the young lady who ereated such a senaation in the eoun ty about two months ago by her alleged faith cure. Kor soine time she had been afflicte with consumpüon, and the fore part of Febru ary was so low as not to bc able to raise her head from the pillow or eat any solid food. A series of prayers were offered in her behalf by the best people of Quincy, after which she seemed to be visited with miraculous strength, and without forcthought or effort arose frorr her bed, walked to a neighbor's and ate a hearty meal. 8he has since been about town most of the time, but her strengtli at last gave out and death claim its own. Sention 3548 of the compiled laws, referring to the State agricultural college at Laneing, direets : The aeademical year shall consist of not less than nice calendar months. This aeademical year may be divlded into such terms by the state board of agriculture as in thf ir judgement will best secure the objects for whieh the college was founded. The board may at any time teïuporarily suspend the college in case of lire, the pvevalence of fatal diseases, or other unforseen calamity. A Mil has been introduced in the House which see ks to strike out this sectio", and substitute the following: Inasmuch as farmers have to be educated, and not members of the so-called learned professions. and inasmuch as sometliing or another may be learned of farmer knowledge in all seasons of the year, students are hereby requtred to remain in the college as sueh students at kast ten and a half months in each year; and it is hereby expressly directed that as mueh as practical the English and other branches of said education shall be given durine the winter months so far as to leave the other portions of the year for a practical outdoor farmer knowledge. The vaeations of six weeks herein provided for shall be divided into terms of two weeks each. The times whereof, and the policy of elosiug the institution in ca6e of an epidemie, is left to the state bcard of agriculture. The spring fair of the Central Michigan Agricultural Society will be held in Lanslng, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1. This fair will be for the exhibition and sale of live stock, farm implements and trials of speed for running and trotting horsee, for the purpose of their developraent and sale. The prohibitory amendment met with an overwiielming defeat in the House of Representatives, whieb. settles the question for this session of legislature. Miss Eliza Paige of Paw Paw, died on the 27thof April in her ninety-second year. In early life she was au intímate friend of Longfellow and Whitticr with whom she continued to correspond until advancing years rendered it impossible. Nearly 40 years ago she establi8hed and managed for many years a very successful ladies' seminary in Ann Arbor, aecumulating thereby a competenc.e suffleient for her declining days. Mxs. A. D. Clark, of Battle Creek, who shot Frankie Carr at Lansing, has been placed under $1,000 bonds by Justice Pinekney to await examination. A. D. Clark, the cause of all the trouble, is held uuder a fraudulent debtor's warrant. Baj' County is the smallest county in the state. By an ameudment made to the law relativo to paupers, it is ordered that every pauper shall be supported in the township, city orcouuty where he may be, and if he has gaíned a settlement in any township or city in such county he shall be maintained by such township or city. The coroner's jury in the case of Gertie Kor, killed by a Chicago & West Michigan train at Grand Rapids on April 23, concluded that proper care had not been taken to protect the lives of citizens. Detroit is said to be the greatest bean market in the United State?, if not in the world. The total indebtedness of Grand Rapids is $500,000 including $80,000 school bond6. Men who get drunk in Allegan will have an opportunlty to pay their fines by working them out on the streeis. Two copper battlo axes and spear heads, relies a century or more uld of Jndian races, have been unearthed at West Bay City; their workmanshio indicates a skill which is 8eldom attributed to those early times. The first wood clip marketed in Michigan this year was sold in üvid a few days ago. Hannah Eckerson of Grand Rapids, aged 21 yeaie, accidentally feil into the canal at that place and was drowned. The boly was recoveredin about 10 minutes, but all efforts to restore life availed nothing. Benjamin F. S. Card of Flint, aged 43 years, died May lst, of pneumonía after sufferIng for two veeks. Mr. Card had resided in that city for some 12 years, where he has done a large and succcfisful real estáte business. lie ¦was a jovial companior and perfect gentleman, had many friendo and not a single enemy, and his death while yet in the prime of Ufe, casts a gloom of universal sadness over theontirecommunity. Richard T. Bwdd, the porter of the Grand Trunk sleeper wreckednear Battle Creek a 6hort time ago, has euicided. He is the man who was EO badly scalded. A new indnstry in Grand Rapids will soon be started by the Elison pressed wood ornament company just organizod with$100,000 capital ; president Juhn Widdicomb; vlce president, A. B. Watson; secretary and treasurer, W. D. Stevens. The bill of Representativo Devlin in referenec to the compulsory education of childrenand to restriet theemployment of children of certain age, as amended by the Commlttee on Education, bas been reprinted. It requires all children between the ages of 8 and 14 years, to attend f ehool not less than four months in each year, ei'her in a public or a private day school. In cities and villages of a population of 5,000 and upwards authority is given to establish ungraded 6chools for children. Stroug provisions for the enforcement of the terms of the law and the prevention of truaucy are ïnserted in the bill. It is absolutely forbidden, bv penaltles on the parents and guardians and oñ the employers, to keep children between the aees of 8 and 14 years at work in any business or manufaeturing establishment. Provisión if made for furnijhicï poor children with books. The effect of the new nitcrnal reveuue taxwas plainly perceptible in Coldwater on Mav lst. The ehk-f industry in that cityis the manufacture of cigars.and nearly 2,000,000 were shippcd frointbat place byexpress and freigut, making the iargest quantity ever knowu to have been shipped from a place of that size in a single day. The seconcl annual fair and trial of farm and other machinery of the West Michigan farmer's club will be held on the fair groundb of Grand Kapids, Michigan, commencing June 5 and contamine two days. Manufacturers of tools and machinery and meehanlcal devices- in short, any and all interestcd in mattere attaching to the business of the farm are invited to particípate in the exhibition. For further Information address F. M. Larroll, secretary, Grand Rapids. The other day in Muskegon Judge Williams Carpentcr was forcibly assulted by Eucene Fellows, who attempted to put Judge Carpenter out of the office. They were separated by the city marshal. The sheriff took poisession of the office property and turned It over to Fellows. Judge Carpentcr was appointed by Gov. Jerome to fill a vacaney caused by the death of Judge Wylie. An election was held this spring, and the county canvassers gave a certitieate of election to Fellows (WorkinKinan's-ticliet) over Carpenter (Republicanj. Carpenter refused to give up tue oihee, claiming illcgal TOting for l A Shooting Affray. A scnsatlon was created in the Chapmar House at Lansing the other day. Oue Thomp son, whose real name is A. D. Clark, a builde of Battle Creek.has been living in Lansing witl a woinan who elaimed to be hls wlfe. Ou the daj of the tragedy another woman and two childres arrlved from Battle Creek, aceompanied by a lawycr. This woman elaimed to be and uu doubtedly was, wife No 1. She tried to flud Clark, aliivs Thompson, but failed. Later in the day Clark and wife No. 2 were in the office of the Chapman House, when No. 1 entered and asked for a few moments' conyersatiou with Clark. To this No. 2 objected, and tried to prevent a private interview. Wlfe No. 1 theu drew a revolver and flred, the ball striking her rival just below the orbit of the left eye and from its passage is supposed to be iinbedded in the muscles of the neek, on the right side. Briefly the causes which led to this tragedy, as related by the parties themselves are ábout as follows : A. D. Clark, the man in the case, is a well known builder in Battle Creek. About seven years ago he met Susan Thompson in Boston. They were never married, he says, but lived together about seven years In Boston, New York, Montreal and Battle Creek. They liad three children, the oldest a girl aged '7 years, the youngest aged five moaths. The second child died several years ago. They nave lived well and apparen'tly happily uutíl :he woman became jealous and aecused Clark of paying attention to other women. Nearly ayear ago Clark was in Chicago, and became atquainted with a variety actress named ?rankie Carr, and was married to her. 8iuce that time his desertion of his flrst love has been more marked, until the woman's jealousy caused her to commit the terrible doed. The Leglarlaiure. Senate, April 2ó. - Wyandotte ollieials ask the passage of a bilí to prohibit the íetroit house of correction from receiving Jnited States prisoners. Senate joint resolution No. 13, proposing an amendment to the Contitution prohibiting the trafile in liquor, was aken from the table and put on its flnal pasage. Senator Shoemaker offered as a substitute wo alteruative propositions, in terms the same as those adopted by the Legislatare of Ohio, z. : One for prohibition, the other for the axation of the liquor trafile. The substitute vas lost, yeas 11, nays 17. The Senate joint esolution No. 13 was then lostbythefollowing vote: Yeas, 20; nays, 11, not two-thirds. The oint resolution was theu reconsidered and laid on the table. The following were passed on hlrd reading: Amending certain sections of he general railroad law; legalizing the action n laying out ditches in Leroy, Calhoun Co. ; mending the charter of East Saginaw ; for a uniform system of accounts by Superintendnts, Overseers and Directors of the Poor; roposing an amendment to the eonstitution elative to the compen6ation of members)f the egislature; requiring certain terms of the ngbam Circuit Court to be held in Lansing. Tlie lOCiU Opticm Wil, dcfcilLca JCoUidnT, -n-na econsidered and laid on the table. House. - The bilí designating as legal holiays all days upon which State elections may e held. Üufavorably reported and laid upon ,he table. The local option bill was returned o the Governor, upon his request. The Governor, by message, announced his approval of the ollowingacts,originatine in the House: Toproide for theconstruetingof stoneor macadamzed roads in Bay County ; appropriating $2,HX) for the salarv of the Auditor General ; to mend section 4907, campiled laws, relative to he Supreme Court ; to araend the acts incorxjrating the Villages of Caro, in Tuscola Co., ïesperia, in Oceana Co., and Newaygo and Montague, ín Muskegon Co.; to amend the et incorporating Holland Christian Reformed ;hurches ; to provide for the asseesment of denquent taxet on part paid lands in certain ases ; to amend sections 8 and 9 of act 194 of 877, relative to insane asylums ; appropriating 248 for overdrafts at the House of Correction t Ionia; ehanges having been made in the wording, without changing the sense, of Iou8e Joint resolution, relative to a probibitory amendment, the resolution wa3 put on the order of third reading. The joint select committee to investígate charges against the State ?ish Commieeion reported seriatim: 1. That ,here was no improper expendlture of money or property at Pokagon, but that theré was ome careles8ness shone as to obtaining a tl,1e, which has been corrected. 2. That the commission actedwithin the scope of its authorlty n removing Supt. Portman and appointing hls uccessor. 3. That, though the commi6sion did direct the Superintendent to cover all inonys due the eommission bj the appropriation, hough unexpended, the commtesion meant and really did no harin. Senate, April 27- Nearly the entire ession was taken up listening to reports on bill3, all of which was put on the general order, 'he following bilis were passed on third readng; to regúlate the management of railroads and to prevent unju9t discriminationu against ocal f reight ; to provide for the ineorporation of the Grand Temple of Honor of Michigan and ubordinate temples ; to amend the act of 1877 elative to the Commission of Mineral Statistics ; o amend the act incorporating Bay City. House.- Petitions were recelved from the nanufactures of AJbion remon6trating against he "Williams freight discrimination bill," as ,he same, if passed, will opérate most disasrously on the mauufacturiug iuterests of the state. The Governor communicated his apsroval of the acts to reincorpórate Caro ; relaive to justices' courts in Detroit; making approprlations for the State Normal School; luthorizing the consolidation of Oddfellows associations. The joint resolution (House joint resolution No. 15) submitted an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the trafile in tquor was put on lts final passage and ost, veas 56, nays 38, not two-thirds. The follownn passed on third reading, unless otherwise noted : House bill No. 183, for a State road lo Sherman, Keweenaw Co., yeas 00, uays 0; House bill No. 260, authorizing a Judge of the Snpreine Court to allow the issuauce of w-rits of error, yeas 00, nays 3; House bill No. 82b, amendiuif the charter of Grand Rapids, yeas 07 nays 0; House bill No. 198, for selecdng urors in the Upper Peninsu a J5,1.' 16; Senate bill No. 144, amendng section 6630, relative to proeeedmas aglinst public bodies, yeas 68, nays 0; Ifouse bill No. 259, relative to Washtenaw Countv Agricultural Society, yeas 75 nays 0, House bilfNo. 2CS, to prevent mahcious annoyaucc by writing, yeas 59, nays 3; House bill No. 227, reineorporating Dundee, recommitted to tbc committee of the whole ; Hos ill N o 300, incorporating Sparla, yeas 69, uajs 0 House bill No. 272. reineorporating Vicksíürír veas 60, nays 0; House bill No 298, ameSñdine act Kif of 1S81 relative to "Htobertson's Michigan in the War;'! yeas UI, nays 0 House bill Ño. 290, chacging the name of G. W. Potter to George Washington Mahaff) , vèas 73 nays 8; for the purehase and distribu tion of 'volumes containing the general laws of to"s State with digest of court iecisions thereon otherwise known as "the Howell bill, oassed on third veadinst House b}U No.SOb, anüropriating $129,150 to the Deaf f;ad Dumb Iiistitutc at Flint, passed; Senate bill No. 91, ippropïiaUng $9ü,&0 to the Reform School at Lansing. Senate, April 27.- The special committee on the charges against the management of the Flint Institutc as preferred by O. U. Chapina, rpported, giving a history of the case The conclusions reached are that no blame b properly chargeable to thc.ofiiccrs or employés of the institution; that they uscd allposslble precautlons both to guard against the diphtheria and to prevent its spread froin the flrst moment o its discovery in their midst. At the same time from the feeling exlsting the committee say the petitioners tcd in good faith and d'.d a public service in prompting th ,c ïuvestigatlon. The regular standing Jf tee on the institution concurred in the report The Governor vetoed the Senate joint resolu tion No. 67, legalizing the organlzation oí fraetional school district No. 5 of Forest Home and Central Lake, Antrim County. A meeting conststing of two men, their wives and th mother ol one of the wives- five persons- voted a bonded indebtedness of $800 on the district The proeeedings at the meeting were reversed by the Circuit Court. The Governor depreci ates such unlawful acts, in whieh the traus gressors "rely on the Legislature to make it al rüjht." The message and bilí were laid on the táble. Gov. Begole signified hts approval o the following acts : Fór the takiug of private property in opening streets in Detroit ; for an appropriation of a boiler atthePontiacAsylum niakiug appropriation for the pioneer society lu reference to UUe to the lauds of heirs o: deceased persons. Senate joint reeolution for the cbanging oil of the books of the Auditoi General of certain accounts. Senate joint resolution for the relief of EdwardBlanchard. The following passed, unless otherwise noted: Kevising acts for the of the poor, sec tions 1850, 1851 of Ihe compiled laws ; repealing section 10 of act 81 of 1873, relative tothe State Board of Health, tabled; amending seclionij of the act of 1800 relative to the powers of flre and marine msurancccompanics ; amendin the act of 18tf4, relative to éoldiers' bountics recommittcd to the Committcc on Military Affairs with instructions to report upon the number oí soldiers to be affected by the proposed amenilment and the coet of the same to the State; to insure the pavment of wages earned and for niatirials used 'in constructlng public buildings or works; amending the aet relative to dependent and neglected childrenamending the act relative to the improvement of Saginaw River; amending sections 3134 et seq. of the compiled laws relative toinstitutions oflearning; amending seetions 3271 et seq. of the compiled laws relative to skating parks. The Senate in exeeutive sessions confirmed the appoiutments of James M. Welch, of Detroit, and George M. Henry, of Van Buren, to be Jury Commissioners for Wayne for the term ef six j ears. House. - The Governor, by message,announced his approval of the followmir acts originating in the House : To amend chapter 10 of act 164 of 1884, relative to public instruction, etc. : to authorize the construction of sidewalks along highways in townships and villages; to amend section 2 of chapter 8 of act 243 of 1881, for the selection of jurors to lay out highways; to prevent fishing near shutes or üsh ladders ; to change the name of "First Congregational" to "First Presbyteriau" Society of Ypsilanti; to amend the act relative to the sale of leasehokl interests in lands on executirm ; to authorize the issue of a patent for certain lands to George Punches ; to amend eection 5179 of the compiled laws, relative to courts of chaneerv ; to amend aet 243 of 1881, relative to building and repairing bridges; to prevent fast driving or ridiug over bridges owned by coumies ; to amend section 23 of act 359 of l65, relative to Detroit Water Works system ; to amend the act ncorporating Corunna. The Governor also announced that an act to amend seetiou 1 of chapter 7 of "an act granting and defiuing the powers and duties of incoiporated villages, approved April 16, 1875," had been deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. This is the act (originally knowu as House bill No. 45, file 103), giving power to suppress saloons, which the Governor signedand approved April 91). i Trac vrrtoil tr nIuw uo AmUj .. sions at 9 a. m., hereafter, andtohold sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday eveninge of each week. The following passed on third readiiig: Appropriating $51,000 for the Agricultural College ; to amend gection 630 of compiled lawe relative to remováis froru office ; requiring the clerk of the Supreme Court to give bonds to the sum of $5,000 ; to punish persons who procure or place on record fraudulent converanees of real estáte with intent to deceive ; to provide for the disposal of money and property found en bodies of the unknown dead; relative to executtons on judgments in courts of record; to amend act to incorpórate üundee, Monroe Co. ; to enforce the speciflc performance of option contráete for miniug leases or licenses of lands. Sexate, May 1 - A conference conimittee consisting of Senators White, Belknap and Pennington, was appoiuted on disputed amendments to House bilí No 62, to amend chapter 53, compiied laws, relative to disorderly persons. The foliowing were passed upon third reading : Appropriating $62,900 for University expenses; to punish the spearing of flsh in any waters in Jackson County, for five years; at the af ter session the Fletcher bill to authorize the incorparation of manufacturera' mutual flre Insurance eompauies ; to raise the dog tax to $2, etc, all after the enactiuer clause was struck out. iIouse.- :The House ín comraittce of the whole struck out all after the enacting clause in House bill No. 318 amending the dog tax law, and House bill No. 357 amending the school law, so as to prohibit nepotism by sch'aol ofiicers in hiring teachers, had all after the enacttng clause struck out. The House eoncurred in this action. Houso bill to ¦outhorize foreign co-operative insurance companies to do business in this State, was recommitted to the Insurance Committee. The bill in reference to barbed wire fences was recommltted to the Committee on Agriculture. A Fatal Crnsli. On the morning of the 27th of April at about 3.30 o'clock the regular passenger train going west on the Grand Truuk broke the air pipes connecting the engine and air brakes and the brakee working automatieally stopped the train midway between Olivet and Bellevue, about IS miles east of Battle Creek, Mich. A freig ht train was running close behind at a speed of 20 miles an hour, and althouïh a brakeman had heen sent back to flag the freight train, yét owing to the heavy grade and a bad curve in the road, it could uot be stopped in time and went craehlng iuto the rear of the passenger train, telescopíng the two sleeping coaches. The engine of the freight train was driven through the entlre length of the two sleepers, reduciug them to splinters. Help was at once sent for. ün arriving at the wreek a horrible sight was preeented. The road where the collision occurred is thruueh u swamp and the bank ia raised up 10 or 12feet abovcthe ground, a water sn'alc beiug ou eaph fcide. Te passeugers in theday coaclies had jumpad out to save themselves and waded through the bog. The rear sleeping coach fortunately only had three passeugers. ¦ Had it been f uil as uaial every one would have been killed. The conductor of the Pullman car, P. J. AVall of Montrea!, an old aud faithful employé of the road, was crushed up in the rear of the car and thrown on top of the engine boiler, his less and arms being broken aud the escaping steam scalding him iu a terrible mauner. Ile only lived a few minutes. The passengers in the first coaches all c6Ciped, no one beiug lnjurcd except in the two slteping coaches, the Quebec aud the Galena. Thijre were about 150 passengers on the train, and of these three are dead and eleven are badly i:jured, The dead are P. J. Wall of Montreal, conductor of the sleeping car, H. Frye, Englewood, N. J., and J. W. Higgins, a commercial traveler of Detroit. The iujured presented a terrible sight, two or three persous betng so badly scalded that the flesh dropped off iu pieces. An investigation was at ouce commenccd by the State rallroad commiBsioner, and eo íar as can be learned the accident was úot aausod by the oarelessncgs oi anyone, but by the breaking down of the passenger train between stations. The total loss to the company of rolling Btock will be about $50,000. __ i__ Not long ago wo were assurml that it is an error to'suppose that Siberia is au unpleasant place, and now the Rev. Sheldon Jackson, who lived five years in Alasfea, assures a Philadelphia audience that "No words can be strong enouo-h to express the charm of this del!o-htfnl land, where a climate softer thanthatof the North of England insures at all times of the year f uil enjoyment of all the lovelinuss around you. He further said that in forty years the mercury in Alaska had, by Russian recor'l, only twice eroue below zero.

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