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Measles at tlie State public Bchool at Cold water. Many of the hall stonei that feil in Hillsdale county during the recent storm measured 1] Inches in circumferencc' and wcigbed nine ouncee. Farmer Davidson, of Lansing.had a norse killed by the cars, whercupon Farmer Davideon sued the railroad eompany; the jurv gave Farmer Davidson a judgment, but Farmei Davidson's legal fees took it all except 75 cents, and Fann,er Davidson generously donated that 75 cents te his lawyer and was content - to let dead horses and live lawyers alone for a time at least. Lenawee County has colleeted $10,530 in liquor taxee. Adrián Record : Jhe Clinton Congregational choir has been re-enforced by a cornet and violin, and the minister can now announce his hymns, as did once the eelebrated Peter Cartwright, who, disgusted at the presenee of a violin in church, announced that "We will now sing and fiddle to the praise of the Lord the lOlst psalm." Chas. E. Rogers, a prominent business man of Adrián, was publicly horse-whipped in the streets oí that city a few days ago, by Mrs. Geo. Wirth, wife of the proprietor of the Maiden Lane Bottling Works. Mrs. Wirth claims that Redders came to her house and insulted her, whlle Rodgers says it is untrue and has taken steps to secure legal redress for his wrongs. The trustees of the Institute for the Blind met in Lan8ing and appointed William Appleyard ae architect of the new buildings to be erected this yetr. Mr. Appleyard is the son of the gentleman who superintended the construction of the State Capitol. He will proceed at once to design two new wings to the uiain editiee, and also a cottage for the Superintendent. The trustees will meet July 1 to pats upon the plans, and if they are approved, biüs for the work will be advertised, the proposals to be coneidered July 15. In explaaation of the Tinham hill, which paseed the house by a vote of 50 to 8, it raay be said that. it so ami'ñds act 53 of 1877 as to permu tne eoiiecnon or annuai ices or $1 ïrom male teachers and of 50 cents irom fcmale teachers who have not paid tlieir fees on applying for eertitioates; and teachers who atttíñd regular institutes anil close their schools for the purposci shall not forfeit any portion of tlieir wsges ca that account. Eugene Angeli's private bank at Lansiug has closed its doors, owing to a "run" oeeasioned by rumore that it was mixed up in the alleged shörtage oí $8.000 in the accounts of retiring City Treasurer E. I!. Wi od, Thoso supposed to know will say nothing, and rumorn are so many and varied that nothiug can positiyely be learned, save that Angelí will probably" resume. Wood has jone to Chicago, as his friends claim, temporarily. The bill of Rpresentative Howell, designed to prevent all persons not graduat.e6 of medical colleges, or physicians iu reputable praetiee for at least flve ycars in some county in this state, from acting as physicians or surgeons, bas passed the House. An important case was argued in the Uuited States court at Grand Rapids, a few daya ago by E. W. Meddaugh, A. B. Maynard, J. 1. Whitteinore and W. I'. Woils of Detroit in the suit of Morris Richter vs. the Union Trust cumpany of New York and the heirs of the late Dr. Ayer, the medicine man of Lowell, Mass. The suit involves the title to 200,000 acres of land in the upper península. The case was eubmitte. A conference of frce traders nnder the auspices of the American Frce Trade League is to be held at ths Detroit Opera House, Detroit, beginning Thursday, May 81. As aanounced by the committee, the "object of this conference is to "consider the best wnys and means to convert tlic wicked," and all benighted ones, wandering on the troublous sea of proteetion, will be r'uided into the safe harbor of "free tradc" by sueh beaeon ligbts as Henry Ward Beecher, DeWit Talmage, and others. Hou. David A. Wells of Connecttcut, will preside. The conference is to be cntirely non-partisaD,fandit is expected that dclegates wül be present from every state and territory. The legislature will adjourn Jnne 9. The bill appropriating $75,003 for the Ionia House of Correction was taken up agaln a few daye ago, ind so much of the amount as was intended for current expenses was struck out. Thcrewa;, left but $7,200 for certain repairs and improvements, and with this amendment l,he bill passed. It was discovered by Senator PheJps that the law relating to the House of Correctiou passed in 1881, authurized the trustees to draw from the State Treasury such amounts for current expenses as might be necded, not exeeedlng $2,000 at any one time. This enactment is thought ampie to cover any (Iemands which the institution may be ealled upon to meet. The head engineerof the Fruitport Wast furnace at Grand Haven had his left hand torn from hi3 arm while fastening the stuffiug box to the engine. His name is James Flënger. His recovery is doubtful. Gov. Begole has voted the bill eoncerning cooperative, benevolent and benefletary associations greatly to the disappointmerit of the friends of the measure. The bill was claimed to be a measure for regulating these societies, but under this bill the governor thinks more abuses would arise than now exist. The college Ï.M. C. A. at Hillsdale keeps flles of religious and other papers on tables in the depot wtiting rooms. Joseph Cook said, while there the other day, that it was the only provisión of its kind he had 6een the world over. Branch county and municipal offleers of Coldwater have gotten seriously bv the ears. The sheriff had possession of a stolen korse awaiting what he supposed was the owner, when the city marshal and a policemae tbonght they had found the owner and in the absence of the sheriff took the horse away. The shertff rotnrned and forcibly took possession of the horse aad started the rightful owner home with it, when the other ollicers immediately replevined it. Hot words ensued and the parties almost came to blows. A lawsuit will be entered to flnd out who is entitled to the reward. Wood, the ex-treasurer of Lansiflg, has returned, and claims that he is all square with the city, having put up security for the certificates of deposit which were issued in his name by the bank. Last winter the Grand Rapids coramon council Dassed an ordinance allowing boys to slide down hill on one specifled city street. The boys 6lld down and ran against a valuable tiorse owned by the Rev. S. Buford, on December 14, and now the Rev. S. Buford asks the city to pay for the injury dons to the horse, which was considerable, a long coaster loaded with boys striking his f ore legs and disabling the animal. Mr. Buford's lawjer quotes to the common council the followiug extract from a decisión by the supreme court of anotlier state: "When a Corporation in the attempted exercise of the power conferreü upon it by law exceeds the authority ao given and Hcenses the unlawful aud dangrrous use of a street for auy purpose and an injury result thercfrom without uegliireuce on the part of the person lnjured, the ruunicipaüty is liablu to respond in damages to sucb injury." This question haviug liever been covered by a decisión of the 6upreme eourt of this 6tate, the city attorney does not, in the absence of euch decisión, feel like advibing the city to allow the claim. It is quite probable that a case will be made of this snd takeu to the aupreme court foradjudication. Mias Luelia Stratton, of Vicksburg, was periously injured by a horse kickiug her in the jiw. She was teaching school nortbwest of town and boarding at Mr. Barheit's. They were baitiug seme of the young hor6es on the fresh grass when Miss Stratton went to the barn after one. As it came out a colt followcd aud the horse she was leadtUg whirled and kicked, striking her in the jaw with 6uch forceas to render lier insensible for several hours. Dr. Doolittle was sent for and found the jaw brokenin two places, nd the left sideof hermouth cut open about an inch. He bound it up, but says she will have to take nourishmentthrough a tube for two months. A fatal boiler explosión oceurred at the Wolverine paper mili in Detroit, killing the engineer, fatally injurlng the flremen, aud destroying about $60,000 worth of property. The Detroit, Lansing & Northern railroad eompany is eonstructing a long sidiug at the stuti; military encampment grounds near Brighton, and this year will be iu much better conditioH for handling transportation to and irom the camp than formerly. Chas. B. Hannan, formerly engaged in the banking business at Quincy, lias platted a town in Dakota and namc.d it Detroit in honor of the metropolis of Michigan. Haunan is an enterprising young man and is booming his town nobly. A deaf and dumb son of John McAllister, living; six miles uorth of B&ttle Creek, was struck by a freight train and instantly killed while attempting to cross the track in that city. He was 12 years old, had recently returned from the Flint asylum on account of ponr health aad was greatly loved by the neighbors. A farmer's wife in Erie, Mouroe county, b ing mucb troubled with "rate" stealin; lier pies and cakes, her husbund set a spring trap for the c.ffender and caught- the hired man. His ácreams brought the family, and when asked what he was doing there, he answerec in a trembling voice: "I got my finger int the wrone pie this time." "Good for jou,' said the old lady, "you had no business to hea all my pie all de time." He was pardoned. May 19, 1862, a eeyere snow storm oecurrec in Michigan. In 1904 the papers will note tha May 21, 1883, a eevere snow storm also took place in Michigan. A rumor has been current in Marquett - and flndi many believers - to the effec that a railway company is in process of organ ization to build as an independent line an ex tention of the Detroit, Mackiuac & Marquettt Road from Marquette through to Montrra River, there to effect a junetion with th Northern Pacific. A severe snow storm previled throughou the state on the 21st inst. ín many places the mercury fell below freeziig point and tht wind a perfect hurricane. In all proba bility the crops of small fruits is totally destroyed. j The authorities at East Tawas having refus ed to accept any liquor bonds, one of the hote keepers will closc up June 1 and another promises to do the saine soon. Michigan will be represented in the Chicago rauway exposition By a picee ot the strap rail first used on the Michigan Southern road 30 or40yearsago. It has just been dng up at Ottawa Lake, Monroe county, and presented to Fred Avery,the veteran conductor, who took the first engine on that road into Chicago. The Buchanan Record gives an account of oue of the most remarkable events ever occuringiu the state, the recent wedding anniverary of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Royalton, lierrien couuty, who have been married eighty years. Mr. Johnson is 104 years old, and Mrs. Johnson is 103. All of the ueighbors witiiln a radius of iour miles, who are ÖO years olu or over were iuvited to be present and partake of the feast preparerl in honor of this aged couple. A shocking ace'dent occurred at the sawmill of E. R. Pinney, at Carrollton. Harvey Cool, setter of the circular saw, was on the arriage, which had bceu jigged back for the lurpube of liling the saw, anu Cool attempted o step off justas the lever mau eiartert the arriage forward. Cool feil acroes the saw. 'he boily was severed at the waist, oue uart ralllng Irum one side of the savv and the other drormtng trom the other slde. Cool bclongs tu Wctdspurc, N. Y., was 24 years old, and had bccu marriod ouly four weeks. Tliere are ten men in Keadinfe-, Hillsdale Co., who iveigh in the aggregate 2,045 pounds. The live hea viest tip the seale at 1,4-1 pounds, and tbe heavlest oi all earfies the naae of John Quiucy Adauis and 440 pouuds. Some farmers in St. Joeeph are cantiously tryins to reintroduee the pi ach culture, whlcn was so dleastronsly cut ofï by the yellows some yeara since, and thus far ,their etforts are accouipauied wirh encouraging success. Capt. Buughton, who has lived in St. Joseph siuce 1884, and has liad considerable txpericnce in peach growlng, belieyes that pcaches can be again grwn there in abundance. Tbe Barnard uünority bili hns been tabled in the Senate. That ends the matter for this session. Senator Austin'6 bil! for the discharge of insane patients from the asylums has had the objectionable feature Trhich permitted the farmingout of the lnmates, struck out. All ehronlc cases are allowed to be returncd t,o their couuty, with a proviso that the time at whieh patients inaintained at county expense shaU become state charges sliall not be affected by th'j return of 6uch patients to counties under this act ; that v, iien patients maintained at the asylums at state expense, are returned to ceuntins from which they were received while they were maintained in sucli counties at county expense and continuiog insane, there shall be paid from the general fund, o warrant of the Auditor-Genera], weck for each patiënt so rcturaed ani j..iíitalned at county charge. The bill revising the charter of St. Joseph, which passed the House April 5, carne up lor difcussion in the Senate the other day. It was discovered to coutain a vague sort of local option clause. Some efforts were made to strike out the clause, but they were iutile. The Senate thought the House well pleased with local option, inasmuch as not one representative was recorded agaiust the passage of the bill. Consequently it was thought proper for the Seuate to accept the bill just as it carne from the House, and it accordingly passed.


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