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Reporte to the state board of health by fltty-two observers in different parts of the state for the week ended August 8 indicated that scarlet f e ver, typhoid fever, cholera infantum and remittent fever Increased, and puerperal fever, diphtheria, measles and cerebro-spinal meningitis decreased in area of prevalence. Diphtheria was reported at twenty-four places, scarlet fever at twenty-three. typhoid fever at twentyone and measles at twelve places. MftembM Jubilee Kmled. The Maccabees closed their jubilee at Jackson by electing the following officer.s: Great commander, W. S. Lintonof Safjinaw; lieutenant commander, L. N. Case. Detroit; record keeper. N. S. Boynton, Port Huron; flnance keeper, K. J. Whaley, Flint; medical examiner, Dr.c P.Tibbals.Port Huron; prelate, P. B. Watclu'l, Petoskey; sergeant, W. H. Clark, Manjuetle; master at arms, A. F. Stewart, Jackson; fentinel, Levi Auchampaugb, Adrián; pickot, Hobert Elsworth. Alpena. Handüome tilft to M ukfon. Charles H. llaekley, Muskegon's famous philanthropist and benefactor, made a proposition to the city to dónate $8,000 for a drinking fountain providing the city would vacate Webster avenue between Third and Fourth streets. This would be done, and the resnlt would be a handsome park of two full blooks in the heart of the residence portion of the city. Rmorse Drove Him Insano. Joseph II. Thomas, while on a spree at Ewen in November last, shot and killed his best friend who was endeavoring to get hirn to go home. Thomas was convicted and sentenced to twentyfive years in the prison at Marquette. Remorse for the crime has driven him hopelessly insane, and he has been taken to the asylum for insane crimináis. The Detrolï Kxposition. The Detroit international fair and exposition will open its third annual exhibition August '25, an1 close September 4. In addition to the great features of previous years will be a race meeting upon the elegant track in the exposition grounds, for which 810,000 in regular purses and 12,000 in special purses has been appropriated. More Kvldeuce. Frederick Sorffenfrei, Gottlob Mende and Cari Weisengart, three of the men under arrest at Rogers City for complicity in the murder of Albert Molitor and Edward Sullivan, turned state's evidence and their testimony and their evidence was said to sustain the former confession of Ripka in every material respect. Clofling ll:i at li:ij l'v. The Hay View assenibly closed its sixth and most successful session by the election of the following officers: President, H. M. Land; vlce president, Miss M. Louisa Jone, of Emporia, Kan. ; secreQary, David Howell. oí Lanstng. Mioh. ; treaaurer, W. H. Snier, of Detroit; superintendent, John M. Hall, of Flint, Mica. Short ba vvv miii. There was said to be a move on foot w Ishpeming to make a consolidation with Negaunee. The enthusiasts were talking of making a city of 250,000 by the combination. Meivin Rayinond's barn near Grass Lake was burned with 1,000 bushels of wheat and flfty tons of hay that had just been harvested. Cause unknown. Charles L. Soper, a deputy sheriff of Genesee county and one of the old settlers of Flint, died after a brief jllness. He was 57 years old and leaves a widow and one son. Forest fires were raging all around Baldwin and valuable timber, tanbark, wood and farm buildings were being destroyed. The loss would be heavy. A dog running wild on Hay City treets and frothing at the tnouth caused no end of commotion, the people taking to the houses. The animal was killed before biting anyone. Tom Scott, formerly a saloon keeper of Jackson, was released from the Jackson prison but immediately rearrested on an old charge of larceny by Eaton county people. Sheriff Hancock Wheeler, of Muskegon county, died at his home in Ravenna af ter a longillness. At the twenty-ninth annual commencement exercises of the Michigan agricultural college in Lansing there were thirty-four graduates. Ezra Adams, an employé in a shingle mili at Robinson, feil upon a circular aw, cutting his hip and body in such a marnier that he lived but a few hours. James F. Fuller, a veteran 60 year old, of Otisville, cominitted suicide at Detroit while attendin the encamp' fient. Potter Hrothers' mili and luinber yards and four dwellings near Oseeola were de6troyed by prairie fires. Loss, about 810,000: partly insured. The main manufacturing building of W. A. Patterson's carriage works at Flint was burned with all its contents. Loss, $30,000; insurance, $17,200. The Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad Company has abolished the priraitive pay car system and now sends its employés their checks every month. .Tuly traffic through the Soo canal exceeded the record, 1,830 craft passing through during the thirty-one days of the month. While bathing in Orion lake with his three sons Ui'ï. Prederick Wolfenden, of the Reformed Episcopal church, at Detroit, was drowaed. His sons made desperate efforts to rescue him. A number of Lansing men have organized a stove company and will build a factory. Dr. R. A. Everett, of Hillsdale, is the surgeon who cut off Corporal Tonner! legs in the field hospital. At Detroit the pólice stopped an elopement of a priest, Father Leou Mailluchette. of Tilbury, Ont, with Mrs. Royal Thibert, of Kansas City, Mo. The Chautauqua class of '91, Bay View assembly, was graduated. t OUmbered forty, including three minig tere, one of whom is 70 years old. Hu IWtfe was also a gradúate, and 13 abdtR De same a?e.


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