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The salt blocks in operation on the Saginaw Kiver turn out 800 barrels a day, and report 158,900 barrels now on hand. The aggregate loss by fire in Grand Rapids during the last quarter was f 15,405, on which there was an insurance of $12,800. Gustav Christ, convicted of stabbing Martin Horrigan ut Grand Rapids, was sentenced Friday afternoon to State Prison for four years. Aceordingto the Ypsilanti Commercial the village ef Belleville with a population of 800, has a good Baptist church and a good Presbyterian church buth without worship, and all because the the soparte congregations were not able support pastors, and the denominations made no provisión for itinerant preachers. A fire in Jackson, Saturday mom ing destoyed f300 worth of property for Dr. C. B. King, f300 worth for Col. M. Shoemaker and $50 worth for the firni of Elliott & Benham. It was the work of an incondiary. The Charlevoix Sentinel says : " The fish commissioner, on Friday, planted 6,000 young salmón in the waters of Boyno River, at Boyne Falls. The watets of Pine Lake and its tributarios may now be oonsidered stock ed with these valuable fish. Four thousand were also plantod in Bear River." The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad depot at Reed City was destroyed by fire Monday morning through a defectivo chiinney. The loss is about $2,000. Quito a sensation was croated at Au Sable, Friday, by H. B. Farrinpton, awaiting trial for the murder of Win. Stowart, making a confeseion, in which he implicated David Sullivan and Charles Piker in the crime. Nothing however. was found against tiiem and they were disoharged Satutday evening at Ta was City, where the oxtun ination whs held i i i ■■


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