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Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 11.- Two of the victims of the wreeked schooner "Waukesha have been identifled. One is John Johnson, formerly of this city, who leaves a widow and one child. Where his family are now is not known. The mulatto is Thomas Gayton of Benton Harbor, who leaves a wldow and a 9-months-old child. Marine men have laughed at the idea of prosecuting Dulach, the only survivov, for mutiny. They all place credit in his story, and the finding of a whisky jug among the wreckage proves that there was whisky on board the vessel. The coroner's inquest brought in a verdict of accidentl death. ringree's Proposed Rcforms. Detroit, Nov. 7.- Mayor and Governor-Elect Pingree, whose plurality has now mounted to nearly 70,000. Thursday began to announce some of the reforms he intends to inaugúrate when he takes hold as governor. He declaras that the convention system of nominating men for office is rosponsible for many of the bad men who are elected, and he intends to push a measure that will seek to abolish conventions, and have all candidates nominated at massmeeting, when all the voters of a party can express their c-hoice. The mayor also declares that he will endeavor to have all railroad fares reduced o a uniform rate of 2 cents a mile, and to make all corporations pay more taxes. To Start a Co-Operative Colony. Detroit, Nov. 9.- R. J. and "William Hoffman, brothers, who were extremely active in prsaehing silver doctrines during the campaign to crowds which assembled in the square in front of the City hall, have organized a company of free silver men, who propose to start a co-operative colony in western North Carolina. At a meeting held here by some 400 of these men temporary officers were chosen and it was decided to purchase 1,000 acres of government land in Carolina, the purpose being to start the colony there in about 8. month. Two hundred members pledged $2,000 as a nucleus to the fund required. Paid Hi Eleetion Bet. Cadillac, Mich., Nov. 9.- George S. Stanley, editor of The Democrat and a prominent silver leu-der, Friday afternoon cleaned the ehimneys on the residence of G. M. Brown, a dentist and sound money advocate. This was done in fulflllment of a wager, and an enormous crowd witnessed the editor do penace for his faith in Bryan. He first made a nice little speech, admitting defeat, but claiming a good big interest in the next president, and called for three cheers for William McKinley. He cleaned the ehimneys in a workmanlike manner, and was given three rousing cheers. Niles in a liad Predicament. Niles, Mich., Nov. 11.- The city of Niles is in a predicament. With an outstanding debt of nearly $240,000, there are prospects that some of the creditors may seize the electric light and water works systems. The council is unable to pay bonds long past due held by N. W. Harris & Co., Chicago, who declare they will sue the city. As the treasury is empty and taxes not due until December there is no way to meet the obligations except to hold a special election to vote bonds. Will Buy Voting Machines. Hudson, Mich., Nov. 11.- The city council has unanimously voted to purchase three voting machines, one for each ward. The device was used at the recent election, and the result was known in less than three minutes after the polls closed and was the flrst to be heralded to the country. The first news of the election received by Major McKinley was from Hudson, on account of this machine. This is the first city to use this device. Young Man and Two Cliildren Bnrned. Pennington, Mich., Nov. 11.- The residence of Sandy Campbell, four miles southwest of this place, burned to the ground yesterday morninf?, burning to death Canipbi'11'scousin, a yiuth 19 years of age; also CainDbell's two children, aged 2 and 6 years. One child escaped by jumping íroin a window. Satification Meetings in Michigan. Detroit, Nov. 9. - Republican and gold Standard ratification meetings were held Friday night at Bay City, Flint, Muskegon and a great many smaller cities in Michigan. At Flint there was much enthusiasm, the crowd being augmented by hundreds of people from the country adjoining.


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