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The eleven ih anaual reunión of th ' Loomis batterv rissociation was held ia Coldwater on tlie 17th inst. About flfty responded tu I he roll calL At 10 o'clock tlic ussocint'.in asminbled and held n business meeting. Regrets wero reeeived from iiiun.v ilis-nt tiieiiibftrs, including the recular orator, wbo couUl not be present. Five were reported as liaving died luring Uit .nst year. as follow: Lieut Rolmul Icoot and comrades 8. P. Maun. P. Covey, S S. Culver, and Ira A. Munger. The afternoor, exercise were enlivened by musit bj ih ISativia band, and opeued with prayi i., 'he Rev. J. P. Phillips, of th Hapt; i (jiiirclt. The freedom of the oity was extended by Mayor Milnes, and a res) : ■ was made ty üomrade Harria of Adrián. Comrade James T. lieadle of Detroit read Tery interesting historica! remiuiscencesin whicb tho battery vvere eithcr engaged or directly interested. In the absence of the orator the Hqn. Cyrus G. Luce was called upon and stirred the patriotism, espeeially bj hls remarks on the lat reeurrection ol Jeff Davis At the vening session Camrade A. H. Bachmau of Detroit was re elocted presi dent; T J Harris of Adrián, Tice-presi dent, Jame. T. Boadie, Detroit, ecretary and treasurer; John W. Streoter of Chicago, orator, and James T. Beadle, historian. President Bachman has had th misfortune to lose his voiee since arriving and returned thanks through Comradt Beadle for his repeated re-election as president. Battery M.of the Frst regiment of Michigan also held its second annual reunión in Gold water the sanie day at the Southern Michigan hotel. Eighteen months ngo th whereabouts and circumstances of oonly four members of the battery were known. Comrade G. H. Burgis took hold of the matter, organized the first reunión, whicb was just twenty years after they wert miistered out. Ihe operations of thu ! battery were oonfined prinpally to East Tennessee, being under Burnside, and latei they formed a part of they army of th Cumberland. Comrade Georgo A. A. Sheley of Detroit, who was secoud Heutenant af the battery, was the only offlcer present at the meeting to-day. At theit business meetinj!; Comrade A. A. Sheley was elected president, J. H. Osborn viespresident, and G. H. Burgis socretary and treasurer, aod it was determined to hold their next meeting in Detroit on the econd Wednesday in June, 1887. Battery M joined with the I, oomis battery in theic meeting at the opera house and in tli banquet in the evening. The next reunión of the Loomis battery will li; held in (.'i ild water on the third Wednesday of May next year. Anotñer Micmean Song. Debbie C. Brisco of Detroit has written and set to music thefollowing poem, wfaich will be sung at Michigan's Semi-Centennial celebration at Lansing by the quartette and choros. The composer will be the soprano of the quartette. To thee I súig, my own dear home, In the land of the setting sun. To thy liills aud valleys, rivers and lakes, Thy" beuuties everyone. Thou art dear to the hearts of thy loyal suns, And thy daugbtera fond and true, Who greet thee to-day with pride and joy, And the glorious past review. rnimr.s: Then give three cheers for the boundless shores That the broad lakc breezes fan, Thou art dear to the hearts of thy loyal gons, Beautifitl Michigan. Eai-u hallowed spot of thy lake-bouud shoies, Kach teeming city of thine, Eac-h village, hamlet, hillside, dale Thy forests of oak and pine, Thy northern shores that are fondly kiss' ii By Biiperlor'a sparkling wave, Whorc tho yieldest rich ores from tliy loving heart, Are dear to thy rbildron brnve. On the lakes and river winding through Thy forests de-p and dark, Wheie swiftly glidod iu days goue by, The savage wamor's bark, Aro smiling meado ws, fertile flelds, Tilled by the children free, Who offer this day with thankful hearte, Their loyal honiagu U thee. Then llossings ou thee, Michigan, We wave thy banners gay, And wish thee' many glad returns, Of this thy uatal day : We'll goverii thee in coming years, Bv laws both true and jtist, And progregü shall our wutcnword be, lu God our hope and trust. Then give three cheers for the bouudless shores, That the broad lake breezes fan, Thou are dear to the hearts of tuy loy;il sons, hteautiful MichiKau! Atteation O. A. E. The exeeutive committee of the Grand Arruy of the Hepublic Association of southeastern Michigan met in Hillsdala on the 19th inst. and perfected the arrangenients for the annnal eneampraent of the usociation to be held in that (,'ity on the 31st of August and the lst, 2d and 3d of September next. The committee decided to offer a prize of $100 to the best drilled post in attendance, $30 to the second and $25 to the third. A prize of $50 to the post having the greatest number on dres parade on the second and third days, $25 to the second. A prize of $50 to th woman'3 relief corps having the greatest number enrollad at headquarters during the encampment ; $35 to the second and $15 to the third. Also a flrst and second prize to be competed for by the bands in attendance from the district. The awards of prizes to posts are for attendanc in proportion to membership, and are to bo based upon the returns to departmeni headquarters for the quarter emlilig J ui. 80, 1886. _ A Valnable Book. Concerning that valuable little book, "Focts and Figures about Michigan," compiled by Frank J. Branhall of the General Passenger Department ot the Michigan Central railroad, the Grand Rapids Morning Telegram says: The most complete and accurate list of the National and State Executive, Judicial and Legislativo Departments; of the State Boards, institutions and associations ; roster of the state troops; statement of the state fiuances; countv offlcers; terms of courts; officers and cöndition of the national and stat banks; cöndition and trame (passenger and freight) of the railroads; general officers of railroads; railroad stations with mileage and postal and telegraph facilities; express companies; the newspaper press; post office; political and eeonoinieal statistics; a terse, but comprehensivo summary of the geography and history of the state and itg mineral productions ; together with other valuable and practical information, will be found in a compact, handy little volume just issued by the Michigan Central. Se ml 15 cents to O. W. Ruggles, General Passenger and Ticket Agent at Chicago, and get "Facts and Figures about Michigan." Death of Dio Lewii. Dr. Dio Lewis, author and nygiemc reformer, died at liis home in Yonkers. N. Y. ! on the 20th, of erysipelaas. He had been sick three days. Dr. Lewis was bom at Aubnrn, N. Y., Maroh 3, 1833. He received his medical education at the Harvard Medical school in Bostou, and practlced medicine in Port Byron and in Buffalo. In the latter place he published a monthly magaiine for several years preceding 1800, in which ho advocated physicol i-xercise In place of drugs as a cure for most diseases, nud as a part of public education. During his residence in Buffalo he wrot a uumber paper on the causes and treatmnt of cholera which ravaged that city dTTHug 1S4 and 1S51. In 1863 he removed to Boston and there founded an inntitution for training under his new system of physical education, und a school for young itomeii, where tho strict rules of r'female" colleges were not in use. Fir destroyed the buildings of this school in 1868, and thy were never rebuilt. As a lecturer on hygienic ubjects since 1866, ür. Lewis became weU known in all the chief cities of the country. He also, of late years, had been an active advocate of temperance reform.


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