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Around A Great State

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24
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July
Year
1885
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The regular quarurly mcetlug oí the state Board oí Healtu was beid u Lansing, July 15. There were present Dr. Avcr}' of Greenville, president, and Drs. Lyster, Hazlewood, Vuiighan, Tvler and Secretary Baker. The seeretary read a re] ort ol work during the quarter endiug July 13, 1835, the leadlng features of which are ás follow: The weekly and monthly bulletins of bealth in Michigan, and the meteorology and mortality reports End been prep&red from the uumerous reports received and sent out aa licretofore. The footings and computations on meteorológica! registers and on sickness reports and tables have been carried on : and the meteorological eoruputations for tbeyear 1884 nearly completeJ, ready for tabulatfou. The offlef " had made large dïatributions of doeuments, relative to the work of health oflicers, and to the restriction of eontagious diseases, to newly appoiuted health oflicers, and to others especially lu localitle where such diseases have occurred. The proeeedings of the Santtary Convention at Lansing have been edited, sent to the printer and the proof on most of It read. Artlcles on raeteorology and siekness in Michigan iu 1881 have been c.ompleted from data previously collectecl. Data eollected by the office relative to scarlet fever in Michigan in 18S4 have been eompiled, and also that relative to diphtherla. A map has been prepared showinfr the distributlou of diphtherla in Michigan n 18á4. Smallpox hae ben present during the quarter at Bellevue, Eaton countv, Alba, Antrim eounty, Battle Creek, Girard townshfp, Brancb county and South Haven. The outbreak at South Haven was oonfined to those ftrst exposed, and bas been stamped out af ter niue cases occurred, with one death. The infection at South Haven was from a Germán immigrant wlio sailed from Bremen. ADril 12, on the ship Donau. North Germán Lloyd Line. The immigrant was broken out .with small-pox wben ne reached South Haven, April 87, and niight have been yuarantined en route, and the outbreak thue eonüaed to one case. AH Infected persons were at once vaccinated by tbe Hea'th üffleer, bat the virus was not good, and tbus precious time was lost. This outbreak is but another udded to the manv eonstantly reeurring outbreaks of commuriloable disease in Michigan and the Northwest, to which a faithfully exeeuted immigration inspeetion service, carried on by the national government, would put an end, or greatly lessen. At the present time, so far as known, there is not a case of smallpox in Michigan. Typhus fever was reported at Grand Rápida during the week endlng July 4. Cholera is spreading with great vlolence in Mediterranean Spain, hundreds dyiug daily. It was reported present in Marseflles over" month ago.and July 10 at Toulon. A strange and fatal distase, believed to be cholera, was also reported from Portugal. Asiatic cholera will probably reach tbis country this year or next year, añd the state board l health has prepared to meet the emergeucv by many lines of work, as best it could. Abont IS, 000 "copies of the document on the best methods for the prevention Rnd restriction of cholera were distributed to the people last year. The recent distribution of doeuments "relative to typhoid íever, and especially the correspondentie witU health oflicers throüghout many parta of the state on the best methods of rëstrieting this disease has done soinethinir in the way of drill in the two important methods appUcable in case of cholera, disinfection of all bowel discharges and the protection of the purity of the water supply. Much, however, remaiñs to be done in many localities in the way of abating nuisances, añdin protecting wells from sourees of eontaminatlon. The legislature has passed an act granting to the state board of liealth power to estabíish a system of inspeetion of immigrants and travelers and the disinfection of baggage, etc., Hable to be infeeted with cholera, or other dangerous eommunleable dlaease ; but the act was not given immediate : f eet and so does not take effect until ■ ber 18, 1885. The contingent appropriation to enable the board to carry on the Jnapection, ' etc, provlded for in the act can be used on or after September 18 in caso the governor thinks lts use is necessary. Rules for Getting a Pardon. The advisory board in the matter of pardons is now permanently established at room No. 9, Telegraph bloek, Detroit, where the secretary, James B. Wlllson, attends to the routine business of the office. The board has I ed a set of rules of procedure, to which those making applications for pardons must íorin. The ruk srequire that all appUcations must be filcd with the at least ten days prevlous to a meeting of the board, and uo applications banded to individual inembers of the board wlll be consldered. Each applica tion must bc aecompanied by a eertifled copy of the whole record of the case, a brief statement of the grounds upon whieh the application is based, the faets ;o sustaln the request in the form af a history of the case, note3 of the evidence taken at the trial and letters f rom responsible persons in the community where the crime was committed. A notice of the making of the appllcatlon umst be given to the Judge and prosecuting attorney who tried the case and to the present prosecuting attorney. Proof must be furnished that the notice of applicatlon has been published for two eonsecutive weeks in a newspaper printed in the city or coiintv where the crime was committed. All faets relied ' on to sustuin any alleïation as a eround for pardon must be proved by depositiong taken within the jurisdiction of the court where tlu eonvletion took place, or by the statement of the 1udge who tried the case, or oflicers or persons connected with the urison in whieh 1he applicant shall be conflned. ín applications for pardon based upon a misIrial or improper conviction, the aUegation shall be sustained bysueh reasons ande'idence ! as would have been good grounds for a new trial, and which upon a seeond trial should have produeed an aequittal. Where the court has overruled the same reasons lora new trial, on a motion based tbereon, they will not be I oonsidered, exeept on the rccömmendation of i the judge belore whoin the c-asc was tried. All ! applications properly on file will be considered I by the board, whether the applicant is repretented by council or not. No application that bas been refused by the board will be reheard I or reconsldered unless substantial grounds for reopenlng the case are presented to and approved by the board, and when the applicatiou is again submitted all the rules must be coniplied with the additlonal reasous filcd with the original papers. About the Soldiers' Home. The first meeting of the Board of Managers of the Soldiers' Home was held in (ov. Alger's office in Detroit a few days ago. There were present Gov. Aleer, Gen.'Bvron II. Piene of (rand Rapids' Col. Aaron T. Bliss, Saginaw; Jadee MichaelBrown, Big Rapids; Col. Samuel Well of Buchauan, and C'apt. R. A. Kemick of Detroit. This was the entire board, with the exeeption of Col. Chas. Y. Osborna of Marquette. Sentor James Hueston,Chalrman of the .loltLeglslative Committee on Site. was present I by invitatiou. It was noticeable that most oí I the members of the Board of Managers wore the lappel of the Loyal Legión. The ooard organized by making Judge Brown Secretary. Gov. Alger is Chairman by vlrtue of the pr"ovis:ons of the bill. Col. Sylvester Larnel presented the inerita of the Wyaudotte River Park Hotel property In a twenty-miniite address. He read a petition from Clirlstlaii H. Buhl and nearly 10J ;other prominent eitiz.ens, urging the a"do]jtion of this site in that it was ready for immediate occupancy. The offer of site and KW acres of land is made by Moaea W. Field and the Eureka Iron and Steel Wonks lor 188,000. Col. O. A. Janes of llillsdale, past department cotnmander of the G. A. R., spoke in general terms of the locatiog the home near hi. city, without advocating any scecial site. Col. Crook of Brooklyn, spoke for the Vinevard Lake site where it is proposed to dónate 500 aceres. Reoreeentatlve Gerrit J. Diekema and exRepresentative VanRaalte of Holland argued the advantages of a Holland site. Site propositions have been receivfidiromthe ldllowing cities, with requests that the board visit the places : Grand Rapids, Jaekson, Muskegon, Saginaw, St. Joseph, Beuton Harbor, Bay Springs. üwosso, Petoskey, Battle Creek, Port Huron, Pontiac. Brookln (Viuevard Lake"i, (Jrand Ltdge, Cassopoli?, Mt. Clemens and Big Rapids. Goruon M . Lloyd and Spier & Rhone prjsented plans for buildings, for which the thank? of the board were tendera!. ' Gov. Alger will take no part in selecting a site and the other members of the board will act as a locating committec with Col. Wells as i chairman. Of Interest to Exhibitors. The following circular, governing shipments to fairs, has been issued by Geo. B. Reeve, general traífic manager of the Chicago & Grand Truuk: All live stock, merchandise, implements, etc., intended for exhibition at auy aunuai state fair. or any eounty or district fair, wlll be carried by tbs company at single turift rate, subject to the followlng eonditlons: Froight must be receipte 1 for as "enttrelv a owner's risk." In case of livo stock the usual contract must be executed in the regular marmer. Charge from point of shipnueut to destination must be prepafd at full tariff ratea, and receipt given for the same. Ratea bevond Junetion stations with other roads will be supplied on applleation to thls oflice, or thatof tna Assistant (eneral Freight Agent at Detroit. The charges of connecting roads on freight intended for exhlbition at such iairs will not be fdvanced by the company. Way bilis and car labels must show plainly that property is "for exhibltiou." Provldedtt is reshippëd wlthln ten days alter the close of the fair, property will be returned to the original point of shipment on any of these roads free of charge, upou presentatton by the owner ol the original receipt for the j;r..paid charges, accompanied by a certifícate l'rom the se'retary of the fair, siatii'g that the property has been on exhibition and has not changed ownership, ireight charges both ways must be collected. Freight for the Mich'gan state fair, to be held at Kalainazco from September 14 to 18, will be subject to the same reirulations, but in addit on the charges prepaid as above will be refunded on preseutatlon of the original reeelpts aud the secretary's certifícate. THE SIBIKK. "Called Baok." There Is no marked change in the sltuatlon In the Saginaw Valley. AVhiie a few milis are running on the lü-hoür plan, the majority of the milis are silent, and the employers still determíned. The mili owners, too, refuse to make any concessons, although to a close observer there is a manifest desire on the part of the leaders to settle. The objetlonable Pinkerton men have been relelved from a duty, for which they never were needed. The state troops, however, wlth thelr weil-flttlng suits and brlghtly polished arms, are still on duty, and seem to be enjoyingthesituationimraensely,8ave few whofear losing the more proiitable situation which they were ealled upon to leave in order to "protect" the property of the millowners. In all probability the matter will be settled by compromise within a few days. Meetings are held every dav, and to this fact, no doubt, ia due the pro'longed strike. If the inilammatory speeches could be done awaj, the opiuion is universal that the rupture could be easily healed, and work at once reeumed. llepresentative Barrv still continúes to advise the men to hold out. lu eompllance with many requests Gov. Alger teh'graphed on the afternoon of the 20th ordering the withdrawal of the troops from Bay City. _ A Sensible Flan. A íntetlug uí Bay City merchants was held in the common council ehamber, the other afternoon, wheu about twenty-ñve representatlve business men were present. The strike questiou was diseuss.-d and it vras declded to appoint a committee of flveto act ai a mediator and meet s:milar corainittees froin the raill owners and operatives. As such committee the followlng gvntlemen were appointed : C'. R. Hawley, dry goods ; Charles Supe, wliolesalegrocer; J.'B. Cambpell, grocer; C. L. LovelL dry goods, and E. T. Holcomb, hardware. A resulution was passed that it was the sense of the meeting that runesslons should be made by both parties tüat may sueeeed in bringing about an amieable and Epeedy settlement of the pi-eseut difflcultlea. A Suake Story. Frank Joslin, while clearing on the farm o D. Barwise, about ten miles north of Roya Oak, hcard a rattle, whieh he thought was irom locusts. In a moment a huge rattlesuake had buried its fangs deep into the back of bis left hand. Joslin pulled the reptile oiT, tore hls shirt into eords, which he tied tlffhtly round his arm, and then .ran tbree-qua iteré of a mlle to Mr. Banvise's house, drank all the whisky in the house, fastened the mouth of a bottle of hot water over the wound and started for a doctor. The doctor said his prompt aetion saved hia lile. The snake was 58 luches long;, 2 inches through, was 15 years old and had 13 rattles. MINOR STATE HAPPENINGS. Houghton will have the new mlulng school. The Oscoda vlllage board has declded to ereet a jall at once. There are !20U chlldren iu the state public f-ehool at Coldwater. The Grand Rapids artlllery company kas been mU8tered as infantry. Owosso gas works will ruu thelr pipea from Lhat place to Corunna. Ohio state troops will camp at Belle Mei uear Detroit in August. Maj. W. W. Van Antwerp has been appointïd postmaster at Jackson. The Fort Gratlot M. E. church is to have the lectric light placed therein. Thirty commission houses In Kalamazoo are ;'ugageu in the sale of celery. Lapeer county veterans hold their annual reunlon at Lapeer, August 10-80. The movement toward lifting the debt from tCalamazoo college is succeeding admirably. Martin Turner, prominently identilied wlth tha history of Kalamazoo slnce 1883, fs dead. William Belderbock. one of the oldeat pioueers of Cass county, died in Dowagiac reLently. A hoop factor)' is to be erected at Elk Rnpids soon, the product of which will be shlpped by water to different points. The state mlnlng school, for which a small appropriation was made by the leglslature, ill be located at Houghton. George.B. Gregory, one of the most respectad citizens of lapeer, is dead. Mr. Gregory had been a resident of Lapeer 82 years. D. C. Binn, editor of a labor Journal at Bay City, and leader of the strike in that city, has been arrested on a charge of conspiracy. Mr. Erichsen, a well-known Detroit lady, Jled a few days ago. Her body was cremated at the crematorium at Lancaster, Peuu. In excavating for a water pipe at Jackson, the men straek au old stone pavement near the river bridge, three feettelow the surface. The president bas appointed William A. Lewis postmaster at Evart, In the stead oí Joseph Sayles, whose commission had expired. A special election will be held at Bellaire on )uly 25 to decide the question of bonding thetownship in the Sum of $1,500 to build a town hall. George Haire, a fortner resident of Lenox, Macomb county, but latterly a rauchman in Texas, was drowned near Colorado City, Tex„ last week. Gov. Alger bas presented to the town of Alger an entire block of ground, on which the school board will erect a building for school piirposes. Kennedy O'Brien. manager of the Mercicr house of Mackinac City, whfle driving at Mackinac island was throvvu from a carriage and instantly killed. An attempt is bcing made to organize a cooperatlve furniture company at Grand Rupids u ith a paid up capital oí $50,000, which mavbe Increased to $100,000. Louis Reaume, who causcd such a-rei;u of terror ia Chicago recently, and killed anoffieer n that city, has been declared insane, and sout to his relf tlvcs iu Micigan. The 400 specimens of Michigan timbers which were scut to the NewOrleans cxposltiou liae been returned and will be placed lu the museum at the agricultural college. The Lapeer county eoldiers and Bailors' veteran associatiou, which will hold a reunión in this city on Augusi 19th and SOth, now numbers KOii meuibers. - Lapeer Democrat. The house of K. Burger, at Watcrsmeet, bnrned to the ground and the 5-year olddaughter of Burger perished in the iiames. Tao other chiluivn ver rescued badly scorched. Gage Begole, a r.ephew of ex-Gov. Begole, was mortally injured while playlng cricket on Recreation park, Detroit, a few days aso. He was taken to Harper's hospital, but died a few hours later. It is claimed that the veta recently struck In the Calumet & Hc-ela mine will be virtual renewal of the lea?e of iife of that fainous niiner Tlie new velu shows up well wlth the native metal. Grcat preparations are beiiia, made lor the unuual encampment of the Boldiers' and Bailors of toutheastern Michigan, which is to be held at Devll'g Lake, northeatt of Hudson, the first week in September. The coroner's Jury In the Eliza 8age murder case at Allegan returned a verdict that dcath was not sell-infllcted, but was causcd by parties unknown to the jury. The autliorities are as much in the dark as "ever. Chas. II. Booth i prominent citizen of Kalamazoo is under arrest for embezzlement. There are several counts in the charge, atnotis them one that he took irom his lousin $1,000 through fraduleut represent itii n ■ Brine 80 per cent stroug bas been struck in Iouia at a depíh of 6-30 leet. They were uot alter brine, however, but were f inking an artesian well irom which a Bupply of watec could be procured lor the city water works. Au injuuction bas been granted reütiMInlng Morgaa Christopher of Delta from Interceptiag traína of the Detroit, I.ansing & Northwe9t traiu passing througo lus farm. This is the reeult of the railroacl trouble about two years ago. D. ü. H. & M., Burveyora are looking over the line of a propoaed eut-oft" from Coopersville to Muskcgon, a diftausejOí 20 miles. At present Muskeou has to 'be rsached in a roundabout way from Coopersville, via Grand Haven. The branca reform school and prlson board held a meeting ior organization at Marquette, a few days ago. Thrse members' oí the board favor Marquette as a v loeation for the branch prison. Il the board )s tied Gov. Alger will settle ik Alva McGann, a 14-year oíd boy from Cleveland, O., a passenger on the sohooner C. H. Johuson, was drowced at Marquette while out rowinï in the yawl boat. His body was recovered a few hours later and was taken to Cleveland for burial. The board of inspectora oí the Jaekson prison, in company with Warden Hatch, have gone to Joliet, IÍ1., and Michigan City, Ind., to look at the prisons located there and get some idea9 on the loeation of the new boilers about to be placed in the state prison. The eoroner's jury in the tramp murder case at Novl, reniered a verdict declaring thatWm. Jones was justifled in killing the tramp on the night of July 12, he having resorted to that measure to protect himself and family. Tho tramp has not been Identifled. . The Michigan educational exhiblt at the Xew Orleansexposition hae been given the highest award by the commissioner, and the Grand Rapids "high school has also been awarded the diploma fur making the best showIng of any school in the country. Dr. F. H. Masseear of Eaton Rapids, was caught between two cars recently. He was standing on the platform steps of a passenger coach when a freight car puiled along side, the tracks being so close that Dr. Masseear's body was jarnmed and severely injured. A handsome span of black horses, owned by Theodore Hine of Bay City, attached to a wagon loaded with pork, ran away the other eveuing on the Twenty-third street bridge. The draw was open and he horses were drowued. Some of the pork was recovered. Robert Hilton, one of the oldest of the ploueers of the Grand Rlver Talley, died in Grand Rapids recently of oíd age. " He was bom at Mt. Vernon, Maine, December 1799, and came to Grand Rápida in 1826, when the population I of that place numbered less than flity souls. As the miners werc coming1 up from below at the Allouez mine, at the close of work the other evaning, one of them namcd Mitchell was leaning over the bucket and lost his balance, falling nearly the whole length of the shaft. He was crúshed to a shapeless mass. Daniel Root of Hudson produeed 6,000 pounds of early amber sugar eaue on 40 acres of land and has applled for the Btate bounty of two cents per pound under the act of 1S81. Mr. Root thinks liis product would have reached 50,000 pounds liad the weather been favorable. A frightful accident occ-urrei on the Grand I Trunk rallroed in Charlotte the other evening. An engine ran iuto a caboose and knocked i Albert Upton of Grand Rapids, who was on the platform, onder the wheels, killins him l stantly. Ilis wife was also seriously' lujured. The gold seekers of the upper península will i devote a large part of thelr attention to the Holyoke silver lead range this summer. Some I remarkable difcoverles are reported from that ' reglón. A'chemlst in Ishp?ming assayed a specimen last' week whieh ran over $6,000 to the ton. The Hillsdale eornmon councll having passed an ordinance affixing a penalty for cars left standing on a public street or walk, the right of the Lke Snore & Michigan Souther railroad to close the public walk between the city and the depot will soon be brought to a test In the courta. The Wexiord county committee has contracted with .1. W. Cobbs, of Cobbs & Mitchell, to erect a jail iu Cadillac and to rent it to the county for 10 years ot a rental of $750 per year. The county reserves the right to purchase the I building at any time after the flrst year, the rent already paid to apply on the purchase price. Wm. Koepke of East Saginaw, aged 45 years. end for the past twelve years in the employ ol the Flint ite tere Marquette railroad, dropped I dead while at work the other af ternoon, rfive minutes previously he remarked "I never feit better in my life." An inquast was held and a verdict of death by heart disease rendered. g The Jaekson infantry battalion has been or ' ganized and is eomposed of the Jaekson Guards, Jaekson Rifles, Emmet Rifles, Jaekson Grays and the G. A. R. Col. G. Devlln has been elected lieuL-dolonel of the battalion and Capt. Geo. S. White, major. Col. Devlin will I appoint an adjutant, sergeant-major and quartermaster. Kingery & Marble's grist mili In Buchanan was burned a few days since entaillng a loss ol $5,000 or $6,000, with no Insurance. The flre caught from burning rubblsh and was the work of carelessness. Several adjacent buildings took flre, but through the heroic efforts of the department and citizens the llames were prevented from spreading. On July 7 a 16-months-old child of James ' McKane, who resides one and one-half miles north of Okemos an 1 near the Hardy Crossing, wandered ontj the Chicago fc Grand Trunk railroad track and was cut in two by a gravel train. McKane resided close to the railroad, and there was uo fence between the house and track to guard against accldents of that kind. A lex days ago a large ilock or eloud ol grasshoppers, about three-quarters of an inch Jong and verv green, alighted in a twelve-aere clover field belonging 1o Benjamin Parker, near Royal üak, and completely destroyed lt. They also destroyed a twelve-acre field of wheat belonging tb Pearly Wheeler. Without doing any further damuge they mysteriously ! disappeared. The annual meeting of the Southern Michigan Medical Society was held at Hillsdale on the 14th. Abont thirty members were present v.nd several new ones were added. The oflicers elected for the current vear are ; Dr. Stephen H. Clizbe, Coldwater, President; Dr. lt. -A. Everett, Hillsdale, Vice-President ; Dr. M. R. Morden, Adrián, Treasurer ; Dr. Whelan, I dale, Secretary. The board of control of the Peninsular school of Mines has declded to lócate the school at Houghton. A committee bas been appointed to arrange with the authorities of Houghton for the :se of rooms iu the city flre engine house and hall for the flrst two y'ears. The people of Houghton are auxious to have the school and will be willing to furnish rooms for it. J. N. Wright of Red Jacket, was choseu president, J. L. Chadburn of Houghton, secretary, and Allen Kane of Houghton, treasurer. Hereafter all merchants establlshing themselves in husiness in lsbpeming will have to pay $250 iüto the citv treasury, the same to be applied on taxes if they remain permanently, and to be forfclted to the city if they leave before the end of the fint year. This was done on account of the Hutchinson jewelry firm, whlch was ri'fuscd a Ucenae, and commeaced business by paying the f50 liefore required as a guarantee of all commencing husiness. It is expected liy the new ordinance to keep out all outside merchants. A heavy storm prevailed iu Kalamazoo i'ountv on the 19th. A large tree was shivered near the asylum iu Kalamazoo, and a blckory tree struck near the house of Myron Latta of Oshtemo. Mr. Latta and wife were rendered unconsciou?. At Grand Junction lightning entered the chinniey of Mr. Stout's Iiouk', hit the stove, glai'iced off and struck Mrs. .Stout on the knet's, burning her liml.s badly and her stoeklngs and shoea entireli off her feet. Herself and husband were rendered unconscious. Mr. Beach'f barn, south of Bloominglale, was struck, and with lts conteuts destroyed. Shipments of iron ore from the foiir ports oi' the Marquette district for the sevcn days endIng with and lncludlng July lii show an aggregate of about 9J,OU0 gross tons. The total Bhlpments of the year to 5ate have been about 74 1,000 tons, as against 1,015,776 tons ut a corresponding date last year. This remarkable shrlnkage shows pretty plainly what hard linea miners are having in the 1,'npcr Península. Owing to the closin? of many ht'avy producing mines lately, the shrlukage for tbe next two months will be even greater, and foreshadows for the current year a very plnched eutput. De Graaf, Voeling & "(io.'s planing uiill In Grand Rapids was discovered to be on flre about 11 o'clock the other night. and before it was checked hnd completely guttei the mauufacturing portion and badly damaged a large ainount of completed work for the Adrián and Kalamazoo court house, which was ready to ship. The loss is about $35,000 and the Insurance $6,000. The building had been occupied for twelve years and the company was driven with work. It is probable that the lire was of incendiary origin. About lifty men are ttirown out of eiuplovment. Two 11 emen were in ured. N. H. Clark's unoccupicd building, two miles out of Novi, was burned to the ground the other moraing, at a loss of $900. The circumstances of the burning were peculiar. It was at lirst smjposed the place was struck by liuhtninii, hut tliere was no lightning until long alter the lire. Since the hooi ing of a tramp by Win. Jones the town has becu fntested by a horde of tramp!, who have been mutteriDg vengtance on Joiks. The latter had a S1.30Ü threshcr stored in building adjoiuiug tbe Burnt structure, and it Is beüevcd that the uro was set witb the purpose of deitroytng Jone' machine,

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