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Meetinst of the Suiermtendents of the PoorThe fourteentbannual ïneetinsfof county Buperintendent? of tlie poor and delegates from various relief aagociatiout was he!d in Jackson, Presideut V. i. Ureeno in tho clitiir. The folio wing counties were represented: Allegan, Calhoun, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingli .-iin, lorna, Isalielln, Jiiekson, Kalkaika, Kent. Lenawee, Macomb, Ma-on, Monroe, Newaygo, Oakland, Ottawa, Suiawac-see, Bt. Joeih. Waluenaw. and Wayne. Mr. Cofflnbury of Kont a-.keJ the question: "Does a peison of one suttiement remain Buch uuiil a new looatiou is acquiredi" The ohair ws of tlie ojinion Uiut a pers n by legal i ighl retaim his -ettlement until a new reidence is establih.'d. Tha queotion w.-,s lüscu-sed at sorae length without licing settled. sonie clairaing that tb ooor m7 chunge reidence a well s the rich, and othcrs contcnding that tliey wc-re a charge upon the old setüemeut ti"l the ezpiratiou ui a year. ïhemcrning'-i session oponed witb a fair attendance. Bi ho (.riilespio of Grand Knpidscalled the attcntl n of the convention to the death of ex-Qov. Croswell, stating that as he was one of tlie fir.-.t prcsidents of theassociationsome petion suould be takeh on his death. President tireene then appointed Bishop Gillu pie, the Kev. Dr. Jacobs an Supt. French a coinmiuee to druft reo!utions. A deiegation from Lansing ollered the regretd of Uov. Luce, who was on the program fur au ::ddress, that owing to ofïlcial duties he could not attend. Warden Hatch of the stato prison was introdueed and read au interestins' paper ou prison management and t;iteil i that Miree topics woulube introdueed before the legisiature this winter: 'Indeterminate senU'iiees," 'Separation of classes of crimináis at pri-n." nnd 'Ticket of leave or parolo." ilrs. A. L. D'Areambal of Kalamazoo followod witha paper on '■Home Iudu.-try for Diseñar ed Jfrisoners." A resolution was 3arried unanimously indorsing this paper, and Warden Hatcb, Mr. Cobb of Kalamiizoo, Mr. Horn of Wayne and Mr. Angel of Isabella county were appointod a committee to draft a resolution ou the subject. Supt. Koster of Coldwater was tben called upon to teil the convention about the state school for poor children. He responded, giving a graphic description of the school under hi charge, which now has '50 members. They are sent out to homes provided for tliem at the rate of one a day. Soiuo of the children sent to him by the superintendent? of the poor are so crippled, ! deformed, or mentally detective thut I nothing can be dime for thoni - as people will not take them into their homes. In ; response to questions ïrom various dele' gates as to what should be done with children wuo are sent buek from the state school, Kupt. Ko.-tt-r said he couid nob teil what to do with them, luit the superintendents of j)oor oughl to kuow butter than send delorined children to thetnte school. ■ Mrs. Dewey of Kalaniazoo spoke ot' tbe girls' home of which she has charge, regretting that boys are not early trained to habits of usefulness. lf they were there would be fewer cramps. Sbe asked Supt. Koster if he could teil why thcre were always three times as many boys as girls sent to the tomes. Su eriuteudent , ï'oster replied that there wore many ! sons. Mothers always try to keep their ! little girls, but will give up the boys. The ! neighbors, too, will take the girls of a poor family, but will not do anytiiing for the boys. The girls are taken out of the , school as fust as they are btrge enough to be nijile useful. A paper on "The Relations of Temperance to Foverty, " was read by the ïlev. Washington Uardner of Jackson, which was itronglv indorsed by the convention At the eveuing session the Rev. C. 'J'. Elliott of Jackson, read a paper on "Ideal I'elatioii8 of the Poor." The conveutiou tnen addressed by ex-ilayor Pringl on "Self Dependence." Michigan Dairymen's Associatlon. The third annual session of tlie Michigan doirvmen's asoociatiott will be held at Fenfoi hall. Fliut. oa Tuesday. Wodnesday and Thursday. Feb. 15, 1G ml 17. j ing at ' o'clo "k on the aftern on of tlie day first named. All those lntereáted iu the subject of dairying. eitber as fariners, stock-rai-ers. owners of private ! iri -, patrón of oheee factories ocbeose or butter mnnufa'_ture;s in 1 dealers. miik denier-: and manufacturera and dealers in dairv nppli&nces nn umj ies, are cordially Invited to attend tb e ouvention and favor tho-e present with such siiggeïtions as may stvm to 1h -;u to l;ö j pertinent to the occasion. Thoso inclined are reque ted to prepare papers on dairy sulrects. and ampie ojMiortunity will be given for dlsi'ii si :; :i ■ 1 nu interchanue of i aui observations. ed i'atei have been obtained at the hotels, and every efïort will be made to reader the convent ion a pleasant and proh'table one. Au imriortnnt feature of the convention will be the exbihit of dairy applianaa and supplies whi h will be larer tban ever before. and cnnnot fail to prove attractive to every progi'e--ive dairyraan. Arn Ie space has been securod in a large ronm ] aajolning the meeting hall. for whi;h there will be noch re. Exhlbitors areeainestly In v tod to uvail themsolves of this opportunity, as the ponvention will brlng togetlier the laivest gathering of j uien evei aélA in the -tate. ïiiose ing to make di-pliys will please notify S. J. Wilson. Plint, tho nmouut of sjiace required, in order that the same may be reserved. All ezbibits sent in bis care ! (freisiht iire"aid) wilj ba oarefully handled : and truardcd. The Growth of Treet. The latest azricultural college bulletin is with reference to the growing of forest trees, from wüich we extract the follovving table giving the age, helght uud diameter of aifferënt trees that have been ; grown under the observation of the college staff: i Name Age, Height, eter, i years. feet. luches. ! Swamp White Oak. 11 12 2 SugAr Maple 10 is 2 WhitePine 9 15 2) Butternut 10 10 3 Black Walnut 9 15 Z)4 White Ash 10 28 4 Black Cherry 7 17 8 Ba-swood 10 25 4i Red Kim 14 80 6$ Poplar Birch 13 80 6 BalsamPoplar 12 80 6 European Larch... 13 28 7 Locust 7 25 ii Chestnut 10 22 7 CatalpaSpociosa... 13 23 10 Bilver Maple 12 85 10 Report of the S:ate Board of Agricultura. The annual report of the State Board of j Agrieulture for 1SSC has been issued. The board consists of six members appointed by the Governor for tering of six years, and has charge of the aitairs and government of tho Agriculturo college. The report coutain.j the annual reports of the various officersof tbe college and the large list of practical papers read at tho farmers' institutos of last winter. The report is much more condensed than usual and I possesses an excellent index. Tnese ! ports are becoming much souglit for. i ameng the farming community especially, ' and many requests are received for them j from other sta tes nndfrom foreign ! tries. The secretary of state forwards one j to every erop correspondent in the state. County clerks have a limited uumber for distribution. H is not generally understood that may be obtained from the secretary of the state board of agrieulture, agricultura! college postoffiee, by inclosing postage, about sixteen ceuts. Too Mnch Power'. Mrs. Susan Brówn of Adrián, a colored woman nearly 70 years of age and a lead ing member of the Second Baptist church, wh participating in a revival service tho otber evening at the church. Sne became after a time much excited and had tbe i "power." Kising to her feet she phouted her ballelujahs and jumped up and down In a religious fervor and suddenly feil mctionlosB to th floor. On going to her it was found tltnt she was dead, and the i wierd. awful solemnity of the scène in its efl'eete pon the exciied audience can be better ï.iagined than deseribed. She was a luige. heavy woman. a slave before the war and alwnys in ííood health, and deuth ! probalily resulted fromsome heart trouble, i Augmented by the excitement of the oo catión. The Ajricultnr al Colloge. The resources of the agricultural college according to the financlal report recently issuod, are as follows: Fratne buildings and equipraents$ 3S7,853 73 Trust futid from sale oí United States land, 301,333 53 li llanca due on purchuse United States land . 134,231 31 .'.il acres United States I I, grant un old at $5 621,214 53 920 aerea swamp lund grant unsoki at $5 4,000 03 Total resource? $1,448,288 17 The land uusold and the trust fund arisin froui its s:ü come tnrough the act of cougres of 1Ü82, granting land for agricultura! ediicatlon. Acooraing to the te, 'nis of thu gr uit. llio priu ip il must forevei' rernaiu undiuiini lied. and the interest. OBly c.n ba ip.iliud to the purposes of tlie college. The state tulles the fund arising from the sale and pays seven per eont. Interest, During the past year this Interest fund amounted to nearly f'il.Oüi). Interest trom purohasersoi land amounted to mi' irly -í'K' 0 ) more. Accoraing to the United States la w the Interest fuud cannot beappliedto theerection of buildings or párchase of appnratus, but those expenses must be borne by the state possessing the agricultura! college. lieven hundred and twenty acres of land were sold at origin-il sale during the vear, for 4,2iH. Of the remaining l.'i.oOJ acres, 85,1 0 I are located in thcoounties of Alcona, Io-'-o. Oscoda and Wexford. The oHicers of instructlou of the college COnsist of a president, eleven professors, two assistant professors, one instructor and one librarían. The library has increased during the year by 1,184 volumesS-a';a Níws Cond nsed. On the night of April 10, 1SSS. a pnssengor train on the r'lint fc Fere Marquette railroad ran into a tlat car which had been blowu by the wind from a siding to the nuiin track at County Line. Engineer Hewitt and fireman Rhodes were the only Íiersons injured by the collision. The ormer was carried on the company's p ■; v roll until la-t year, when his name was dropped. He sued to recover $50,000 damages. The case was on trial in the circuit court for a week in Kast Saginaw, and ended in a verdict for $"i".00ü in favor of the plaintift". The case will be appealed to the supremo court. During 1SS6 there was reported 62 fires in this stato, involving the destruction of siiw. planing, shingle mili and luiuher Droperty. Tliore was an aggregate total loss of i'.Ü9,yU0, and insurance amounting to $434,375. Mr. Thomas Sweeney, for nearly 40 ! years a resident of Coldwater. is dead". He Í was a cousin of the late Archbishop Cooke of Ireland. Emrua Moore, the divorced wife of Capt. ïlcCaig of Fort Huron, who shot him on the mornlng of March 25, 18JÍ, hs been acquitted of the charge of murder. A company has been organizad in Grand Rapids and will bore for oil, salt. gas, coal, or whatever happens to come first. An important snit bas just been tried in the circuit court of Clinton county, in whi"h John Hieks, Cornelius Bennett, Josiah Upton and R. M. Steel, composing a banking flrin at Fleasant in 1684, were eomplainant?, and Albert B. Uptou and John C. Leaton of Mt. Pleasant, were defendants. The claim was for about $(5,OüO due on a contract for luinber. The defeiise set up a plea that this amount was : in luded in the ■ettlement of a suit of i closure tor $18.600. The jury, after two hours' delil eration, ror.urned a verdict for the plaintifTs in the Mini o:' $5,834 61. The case will probably have a hearing in the supreme court. The body of Mirhnel Hognn of Rockford, was foumi lying on the track of the Grand Hapids & Indiana Ko:id horribly manf;led. He liad left to go to his boarding place, north of the village, and was struek the snow p!ov and instantly killed. His body wüs picUed up by a passender train gcing north. Ned Toe.a young fellow living near Charlotte, refnsed t - toe thenuuk at school and (vas arrested on a charge of disturbance. He was sentencei to pay a fine of $lü 'Dr go to jail for iif tceu days. Ue paid the $10. Albert Brown, serond engineer of the Efist Ta was Bilt ■; Lumbar oompiny's mili, was Instantly killed while unloading Iog8 írom a Detroit, Bay ('icy & Alpeua car at Barringor'a mili boom. The work of sinkins the shafts for the Rt. Ciair tunnel is belng pushed wlth all possible energy and is making favorable progress. On the Canada sido o the river the sh:'ft has been put down sixiy feet, and on this vide a depth o!' forty has beon reached. The -oil is a stirt' and compact hnc clay and is niost favorable lor the work. A :i-yenr old child of Mr. Ray. a prominent of Adama toivnsiiip. Arenac county, a few miles east of Sterling, was so b-idly burned by its clothing taking fire while its mother was in the cellar that it died in a few hours. The product of the Ropes gold mine in December was $4,:tó9, of which $:i,()ii was in gold bnllion and t.i'Mi more in concentrates. The re-t was silver. The amount of rock treated to secure this result was 7( 0 tons. The product for December, 1885, was í'2,0í(2. This mine has produced since it started to Jan. 1 a total of ÍÜ7.338. Dr. Edward Dorsch, a resident ar.d pr.ic ticing physician of Monroe since 1SÖ0, diod while sitting in his oülce the other morning. Dr. Dorsch was born in Wue:-berg, Batavia, and pursued his studiesat Munich and Vienna. He washighly educated, was a most thorough and industnous .student, owned one of the largest and most complete libraries in the state, and was possessed of more than ordinary literary ability, his latest elïort being a book of poems in the Germán language, which received very favorable notice from the Germán pre-s. He was a naturalist of more than ordinary ability, and had a very interesting museum. He was chosen a pre4dential elector in lbfiOand a member of the late board of education in Iíj7á. He was held in high esteem by all classes and his death is inourned by all. There are now 1,527 students registered in the university. James Blooi, for over half a centnry a century a resident of Saginaw Citv, is dead. The iron passenger bridge across the ! river at Blissfleld went down tlie other day. Four men and seven head of cattle ! went down with it. The bridge has been ; considered unsitfe for soine time and its ' fal) was not unexpected. John C. Crombie, for over 30 years a well t Inown business man of l'outiac, is. dead. The executive committee have decided j to lócate the state fair at Jackson again this year. The treasurer's report Bhowg the finances of the society to be in good i condition. The Twenty first Michigan regiment held its reunión in Grand Kapids on the 13th 1 inst., which was attended by over KiO erans, who in story, reminiscence and song - lived over again the old day s. Clinton has secured $8,000 subseriptions towards rebuilding tho burned woolen I factory. When $10.0:0 is reached, the work of reconstruction will begin. The ! milis einployed about ninety persons and paid $3,000 in monthly payments alone. J. E. P. Hathaway, one of the oldest and wealthiest citizens of Macomb county, died in New Baltimore recently. Tho Lucy Mining company of Negaunee, j filed articles of Incorporation with i tor W'm. H. Barnum, Hon. Alex. Maitland j of Negaunee and Capt. D. H. Bacon of peming, as the incorporators. The company has secured a ninety-nine years' ! lease of the valuable McComber mine, ' which bas lain idle. and the title to whích i has been in litigation for several years. The mine will be started up at once, employing 200 men.


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