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For the July erop report the secretary of state has received returns from 780 correspondents, representing 032 townships. Five hundred and tweuty-seven of these returns are from 370 townships in the southern four tiers of counties. The area of the 1886 wheat erop, as returned by supervisors in the southern four tiers of counties, is 1,357,578 acres, and in the northern countios 243,206 acres; total of 1,600,784 acres. Final corrections and spring wheat sowings, which were not complcted at the time the assessment was taken, will probably add 25,000 acres, making the total area of the 1886 wheat harvest 1,606,784 acres. The average per acre as estimated by supervisors is thirtcen and sixty-eight hundredths bushels, indicating a probable yield in the state of 22,239,686 bushols. Wheat has evidently been very badly injurod by the Hessian fly. The presence of the fly is reported by niuety, 5even correspondents in the first or south tier of counties; by sixty-nme correspumlents in the second tier; forty-four in the third and twenty-five in the fourth tier. ihe county returns of supervisors, partially correeted, show the area of wheat : harvested in 1885 to have been 1,497,470 acres and the yield 29,937,543 bushels. Final corrections will increase this area by at least 35,000 acres and yiold by 700,000 bushels, making the totals about 1,532,470 acres and 30,(ü! bushels. Tho total number of bushels of wheat reported marketed in June is 430,070 ; the nuniber of bushels in eleven months from August to June, 14,(H4,!lO3, or about forty-six per cent. of the erop of 1885. The number of bushels reported marketed in the same months of 1884-5 was 8,408,513, or thirty-three per cent of the erop of 1884. For these months in 1884-5, reports were received from about thirtyseven per cent. and in 1885-fi from about forty-eight per cent of the elevators and milis in the southern four tiers of counties. About 2,732,000 bu. of the 1885 wheat erop is yet in the farmers' hands. The condition of other crops compared with the vitality and growth of an averagO year is for i the state as follows : Corn ninety-two per cent.; oats, eighty-five; barley, eighty-eight ; clover, meadows and pastures, seventy-four; clover sowed tliis year, cighty-one per cent. The condition of corn compared with July 1, 1885, is 118. Seven per cent of corn planted failed to grow ; apples in the southern four tiers of counties promise ninety-four per cent., and in the northern counties eighty-six per cent. of an average erop. The weather is extremely dry. Complaints of drouth come from every part of the stute. At Lansing the rain fall during June amounted to only two and fourteen hundredths inches, as compared with four and thirty-seven hundredths inches, average for tweuty years, as recorded at the state agricultural college. No rain has fallen in July to date, and of course meadows and pastures are drying up and the ont erop Is injured. Ottawa county's berry erop is all right, but corn and potatoes have sufifered. The outlook for potatoes, oats and corn in Macomb county is not promising. The same may said of Lapeer, Oakland.Kent, Washtenaw and Eaton counties. Wheat and potatoes are in bad shape inMuskegon county. In Van Buren county oats will yield about two-thirds of an average erop, while grapes and other fruitsare burning up. St. Josoph county's fruit erop will be about half the usual yield ; wheat and oats are badly damaged and the mint erop is damaged fifty per cent. Oats and potatoes are the principal sufferers in Allegan county, and borries have been affected. Oats and small fruits are damaged in Clinton couity. Corn is seriously affected ï.i ETCUc ii ue coantj and Oftto ro short ín A Big Output. During the month of June the salt In Bpection in the state was as folio ws: Sagina w county, 123,370 barrels; Barry county, 109,940 barrels; Hnron eounty, :Si,7ü9 barrels; Iosco county, 81,798 barrels; at. Clair county, 25,915 barrels; Manistee county, 69,158 barrels; Mason county, 8,700 barrels; Midland couuty, 8,233 barrels; total, 412,SS2 barrels, ïhis is the largest quantity of salt evcrinspeeted in the state in a single month. The Balt inspection year comineuees December 1 and the inspection in barrels by months in the years named makes the following coinparatiye showing: 1883 1884 1885 1886 Dec'b'r.. 144,380 194,009 258,450 259.618 Jan 127Í239 127, 7US 141,759 183,665 Feb 99,915 90,276 101,256 121,101 Mareh.... 125,493 162,450 173,025 180,927 April 180.224 163,555 187,034 164,i53 May 288,940 279,866 267,044 815,565 June 312,19U 333,255 384,343 412,883 Total.. 1,228,387 1,851,249 1,503,911 1,597,610 Complimenting Gladstone. The following self-explanatory cablepr.-im was prepared and adopted by the Polish national alliance in session at Bay City and a committee appointed to forward it at once to Premier Gladstone : Hon. W. E. Gladstone, London, Eng: We, the delegates of the sixth Polish national convention, assembled at Bay City, Mich., representing 1,000,000 in the United States, tender you our vote of thanks and complinient you for your support of the cause of oppressed Ireland. We wish you success in your endeavors to libérate a suffering people. (signed) Fhank Grtglaszewski, President of the Convention. A committee was also appointed to prepare an address to be sent by mail with names of uil the delegates. MICHIGAN ITEMS Judge Severas of the United States court, has iust promulgated a righteous order, to the effect that hereafter the Irinting in all admirality cases shall be given to the paper chosen by the proctor. Heretofore one paper at Grand Rapids had the monopoly. Judge Severns directs i that all notices lor the northern district shall be printed in a Marquette paper, wliile those for the southern district go to Grand Kapids. Eli Chamberlain of St. Ignace, has resigned f rom the locating board for the new state prison in the upper península and Chus. H. Hall of Ishpemiug, is appointed in the place. Newaygo had a $3,000 flre on the 9th inst. Col. Grant has written to Grant post G. A. R. of Bay City tendering thanks for floral tribute sent to Gen. Grant's tomb on Memorial day. The Boyd seminary at Monroe has been purchased by the Catholic church, and will be converted into a preparatory college. Nelson Tubbs, a well-known lumberman of Mecosta county, dropped dead at ïurnbull's Crossing, recently, of heart disease. The horse barns and breeding stables of M. V. Wagner at Marshall, burned the other evening. Loss estimated at $5,000. The fire is attributed to spontaneous combustión of green hay. The coroner's jury at Ionia found a verdict that Keeper Barnes of the prison acted in the discharge of his duty when he shot Frank Wendfing, a prisoner, who was escaping a few weeks ago. A spiritualist camp meeting will be held atPineLnke, nearLansing, trom August 5 to 'ïi. Mrs. 8. E. Warner Bishop of Wisconsin; J. H. Burnham of Saginaw, and J. AV'. Keuyon aro among the speakers advertised. Suit hasbeen commenced at East Saginaw by Peter Deveaux, administrator of theestate of Joseph St. Mary, against Fred W. Carlisle. administrator of the estáte of Albert M. Root, for $10,000. Bt. Mary was run down by the steamer Burt ui tïie river last month and drowned, it is claimed, through the negligeuce of the officers and crew ou the Burt. Georee W. Chatterdon, a farmer living near Grand Rapids.was shot and ínstautly küled by his wife.Divorce proceedings had been pending for some time. The woman has been arrested. George Kennard has been arrested for bnrning a bridge near Caro somO time ago. The ice houses in Ann Arbor belonging to A. F. Hungsterfer.were destroyed by flre a few days ago. The fire is supposed to have started by a spark from a locomotivo on the Michigan Central railroad, which runs within a few rods of the buildings. There has been no rain in Masou county for threo months. The 6-year-old son of Michael Dunn of Romulus, was run over by a load of hay, sustainiug injuries from which he died. The boy was in the meado w wlth liis father and was riding on the reach of tho wagon. In trying to get off he feil uuder the wheel, which passed over his stomach ; he lived eight hours. The 16-months-old child of a sectiou hand named Barnes, of the Grand Trunk road, crept upon the track near SI illet, and was ground to a pulp. A. B. Parker, has resigned his position as aide-de-camp on Gen. Smith's staff, and Eugene W. Jones, first lieutenant of Co. B, beeond regiment, M. S. T., of Grand Raptas, has been appointed to fill the vaoancy. No liquor will be sold on the state fair grounds this year. Austin Kimmis, a wealthy farmer noar Novi, and ex-sheriff of Oakland county, has become insane. Frank Nichols of Muskegon, 19 years old, while walking on the street, was shot by an unknown person. The ball struck the young man between the eyes, inflicting probably a fatal wound. Nichols ia not known to have any cnemies. The cause of the shooting is mystery. Mrs. MeGruder has been chrrged with shooting him. Farwell folks have an abidin? faith in Mr. Asniey's promise to bring tlie T. & A. A. railroad to that place. Clare citizens are moving in the matter too. A fnll-blooded setter, valued at $100 and owued by Mark Kodman of Ionia, recontly showed sigus of rabies and was shot, together with other dogs he had bitten. Marine City has a hook and ladder conr pany composed of boys under 20 years. Northern Michigan will furnish an immense erop of blackberries and whortleber" ries this season. J. E. Parkinson of Parkinson Station, on the L. A. & Mt. P. road, five miles north of Alma, offers grounds free for a stave and heading mili and charcoal works there, and says thousands of cords of hard wood can be had handily for years to come. The nearest postomce at present is Alma. An East Saginaw man who had contracted to furnish local dealers with severa! thousaud bushels of huckleberries, which he expeeted to obtain from Roscommon, has received word that there were no berries to be had in that vicinity. the dry weather having destroyed the erop. Last year 9,000 bushels were shipped from Roscommon. Another fatal saloon row occurred in Detroit on Sunday the 12th inst., when Thomas Quinn was fatally stabbed by a fellow named Fitzgerald. While digging clay in a briek yard in Cadillac, the pit caved in on Nelson Johnson, breaking both bis legs across the thighs and njuring him severely internally. His recovery is doubtful. Chas. S. Bulkley, who suffered by the $20,000 fire in Ovid on the fourth, hanged himself in his barn the other inoming. No cause is assigned for tho act. Torn Walker was arrested in Ann Arbor some time ago, for a murder alleged to have been committed in New Mexico last jréar. Torn was in jail in Ann Arbor wuif in to bo taken back to New Mexico, but he became tired and huug himself in his cell on the llth inst. Claudie, the S-year-old son of Ed Earl, was drowned while ulaying on the logs, in Muskegon river in Hersey. iuc 9OCUI1U regiment, company tf, mi light guards, has elected Lieut. S te wart Buchanan captain to succeed R. W. Chester, ïecently elected major. Frank Seymour was elected first lieutenant in place of Buchanan. David Lynch of North Shade, Gratiot county, through gross carelessness last Monday cut off the leg of one of his small chi.dren with a mowing machine. At the Fourth of July celebration in Standish a crowd of intoxicated men and Saginaivgot ïnlB" (üiïW&ptMcuMiMS latter ref used to treat. The men attacked the Indian with clubs and pounded him so badly that he died the next morning. A man named Joe Newcomb instigated the attack and oflicers are now trying to flnd him. Some of the others are already under arrest.


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