There were 97 inurdfirs and attsnipts at niurder in this state duriug 1879. - Mra. Hamilton of A!;iona, 25 yearp, ha3 lost t'iree chiMren, and is bo insane frotn her grief that sho bas been sent to tho asylnm. A. B. Hi'iks of Buchanan paid $39, inoluding cost3, for st'lling liqnor to a drunkard, complaint being uiado by the man's sister. W. E. Stnith, editor of the Paw Paw greenbask paper, arrested on ft charge of circulating obscene literatura, gave kis boudsmen the Blip last week. - James Eiley, a bar-tender, for a Howell saloonist, has been f urnished for 10 days in jiiil and fined $38 and costs for selling liquor to a oommon drunkard. The wholesale and retail grocery stook of J. P. Derby & Co., of Enst Saginaw was stized on Saturday for $23,(533,73. Detroit dealer3 suifur heavily. - A develan-I paper givos onrrency to "a rumor that Hon. Eugene Hale will be compelled to move permanently froin his home and take up his abode in the State of Michigan. The great estate loft by Senator Chandler requires constant attention, and Mr. Hale vvill be torctd to devote all his time in superinteuding it." - Kick ILiire, ex-director of the Eden school district and the distinguislipri Grecn'oacl: orator and statesiuan of Vevay, transferral his property to hia brother, Eobert Haire of' Gratiot countyand then " woodbined," leaving S. 8. Dewey a creditor to the aniount of $120 and Edgar Preston, who worked his farm, to the ainouut of $-500. - iluson News. - Govornor Croswell hna made the following appointments : Members of the board of control of the Michigan reform school for girls - Mrs. James F.Joy, Detroit; Mrs.S.L.Fuller, Grand Rapids; Mrs. Courtland B. Stebbine, Lansing; Misa Emma A. Hall, Flint ; Hon. Chas. T. Gorham, Marshall; Hon. Williain H. Waldby, Adrián. Trustee of the Mich igan asylum for tho insane - Robert Burns, of Kalamazoo. Inspectora o f tho Michigan military academy - IsaacHarston, Bay City ; Wm. O. Hughart, Grand Rápida ; Ira R. Groavenor, Mouroe ; Wui. E. Quinby, Detroit ; Moses Coit Tyler, Aun Arbor. The N. Y lftgialature was organired iu the third term interest. The end of the pork paokers strike in Chicago is near.