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Mr. Willis of Battle Creek on the 18th exs plained to the house committee on railroadandcanals the plans for a ship canal f rom Saugatuck to Detroit. It is proposed to inake the canal large enough to permit the passage of vessels of 1,500 ton, and to make the route between Chicago and Liverpool 500 miles shorter. W. C. Fitzsimmons and L. J. Dutton, Tecumseh, proprietors of the Peoples Bank, closed with liabilities f25,000. I-ocal duposito lose heavily. W. S. Nelson's shiugle mili at Oedar Lake was blown up on the 18th, and two men badly hurt. On the 18th a young man aged 18, son of Fred L. Eaton, a lawyer of Saginaw City, was drowned while skating on the river near Genesee avenue bridge. He went into an air hole The Linden wagon works with a capital of $26,900 is to remove to Flink Adrián is causing a commotion at the capital by the waging of its postofflce locatiou war. Ex-Mayor Wiicox is on hand and taking a lively part. The Manistique Pioneer has a live eagle iu its effice which meaBures seven feet from tip to tip of its outBpread wings. It is worth $10. The senator of the 12th district Henry Ford, has just married Mrs. Florence "Walker of Lawton, widow of the late David Walker. Notwithstanding ite heavy luinber intereste, Alpena is quite a fish port. Twelve tons of fish were shipped irom there in 1881. Two freight trains coliided near Howell; no one killed, but f1,000 damages reBulted. In the Spuyten Duyvil disaster Mrs. Louise Valentine, the young bride killed, was a niece oí Mr. Lewis Hubbard, Adrián. The bridegroom was a nephew of Trenor W. Park and a son of one of the wealthiest men in southern Vermont. Although Mr. Valentine, Sr., was on the train, he being on the platform saw the impending danger and sprang in time to save nis Ufe. Itis nnderstood the following renominations will be made by President Arthur: S. S. Mathewe, marshal for the eastern district of Michigan; S. M. Cutcheon, Uniled SUtes attorney for same. Eighteen cara of a log train were thrown down an embankment on tbe Harrison branch of the Flint & Pere Marquette road. he cars are a total wreek. John Follet, one of the pioneer settlers of the county, and for a numbnr of years a cifizen of Saranac, died suddenly of apoplexy laet week. Ex-mayor Barnes of Laesing, presentad his daughter with $6,000 on the occasion of her marriage to G. W. Knight of Ann Arbor. Anew United Brethren Church atVassariias just been dedicated. Major S. T. Otis, a prominent citizen of Ann Arbor is dead. Iu 1841 he founded the Y. M. C. A. of Chicago. He served as minister to Basle, Switzerland iu 1844-46, later was in business with H. B. Claflin, New York. C. S. Witbeck one of the proprietors of the Bussel House, Detroit, has justdied of inflammatory rheuinatism while temporarily at Canandaigua, N. Y. The citizens of Battle Creekare jubilantover the fact that the Grand Trunk railroad shops will be. removed from Port Huron to that place. It is said that the Kalamazoo knitting works are to be removed to Milwaukee. John McEwan, the well known Bay City lumberman, is seriously ill. TEAGBDY. A terrible murder occurred at Eedford thiB week. Johfl Minock, a farmer 68 years of age) had in his employ one John Carr, about 75 years of age. After breakfast Tuesday morning Minock went out and cut ice so that his cattle could get water and upon his return met Carr coming out of bis bedroom, having stolen some $44, the proceeds of a sale of odb of Mineck's cows. Minock states that Carr rushed upon him when ha found he was discovered and that he grasped a butcher knife, which he at first used in self defense. Carr was terri. bly cut to pieces and must have died very soon. Minock immediately wont to his son's residence a short distance away. Offlcers were called, a jury impaneled and Minock was brought to Detroit. Edward Minock, a well known lawyer of Detroit, is a nephew. Carr has a son living in Grand Rápida, Mrs, Minock it seems has been for some time living in the city with her mother, who ís in poor health.


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