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For the thirteenth time Mrs. Mary T. Lathrop, of Jackson, was elected president of the state W. C. T. U. society in twenty-ninth animal session at Muskegon, and as a further mark of honor the convention decided to name after her the handsome state temperance being erected by the W. C. T. ö. of Uackley Park assembly, Lake Harbor, near Muskegon. The other officers chosen are: Mrs. L. M. Johnson, of Flint, reeording seeretary; Mrs. Emma H. Way, of Clio, treasurer, and Mrs. Julia E. Parrish, of Bay City, corresponding secretary. Threaten Harsli Treatment. Mrs. Ella Metcalf secured a verdict for f.ï.000 damages in Detroit against Mrs. Helle Tiffany for the alienation of the affections of Mrs. Metcalfs husband. Mrs. Tiffany is a widow, has considerable money, and conceived a great liking for Metcalf, which he reeiprocated, and she gave him $2,000 with which he secured a dec.ree of separation from his wife. The latter then sued Mrs. Tiffany, with the result stated. All the women of the neighborhood threaten to give Mrs. Tiffany a coat of tar and feathers unless she leaves the city. l.rf I His Mother to Starve. In a small dilapidated old farmhouse near Belleville Mrs. Martha Gibson, an 80-year-old widow, was found starving. Sick and helplessshe had been for seven days without food. Her son Thomas a week ag-o eloped with his mother's housekeeper, a married woman, and took with him every bit of money, food and portable property worth anything in the house, leaving his mother to starve. Health In Michigan. the week ended May 13 reports sent in by sixty-eight observers in various portions of the state to the state board of health indicated that remittent fever increased, and pneumonía and diarrhea decreased in area of prevalenee. Typhoid fever was reported at eight places, diphtheria at twenty-two, measles at twenty-seven and scarlet fever at forty-three places. Michigan Medical Society. The State Medical association held its annual meeting in Muskegon and adjourned to meet next year in Lansing. Dr. F.ugene Boise was elected president, the other officers being: First vice president, A. II. Kimball, Battle Creek; treasurer, W. O. Ilenry, Detroit; judicial council, G. V. Chamberlain, Flint; D. H. Wood, Quincy; J. M. Snook, Kalamazoo. Sprinif Lake Swcpt by Fire. Spring Lake, the summer resort village across the river from Grand Haven, suffered the loss of sixtydwellings, two churches, a large unión school building and engine house and four stores by fire caused by sparks from a passing river steamer. Few of the losers carried insurance. The loss was ubout 100,000. School Superinli'ii.ïrnts. The state association of city superintendente of schools held its nineteenth annual meeting in Lansing and elected officers as follows: President, ,lohn A. Stewart, Port Huron; vice president, ('liarles T. Grawn, Traverse City; secretary and treasurer, Charles 0. lloyt, .Jackson. ïtlind from Weeping. Mrs. Richard Coulter, of Tanas City, became suddenly blind from constant weeping. Three weeks affo she lost her twin balies by death and bas cried constantly ever since. The surgeon who examined her oves declarad her blindness resulted solely from weeping. Short Uut NewDj Items. The semi-annual apportionment of the primary school interest fund has been made by the superintendent of public instruction. The total sum apportioned Í8 1617,735.68, at the rate of 77 cents per capita for a total of 672,384 ehildren in the state. The Penberthy injector works at Detroit were partly destroyed Tjjr firCi the loss being about Y10.000. The First state bank of Ilillsdale has gone into liquidation and quit business. The HUlsdalesavings bank assumes all the liabilities and will paj depositors in full. The indictment against Capt. Gill, late of Jackson prison, charged with criminal carelessness in allowing Latimer to escape, was quashed by Judge Peck. The Farmers' Loan & Trust company at Grand Rapids has been given a judgment in the United States court for 80fl,897 against the Toledo & South Haven railroad. An extensive cave-in of dirt in the Prince of Wales mine at Negaunee greatly damaged the upper levéis of the mine and temporarily threw a large number of miners out of work. Carrell & Redfern, lestees of the Pioneer furnace at Xegaunee, will close down the property at once. The furnace has been in continuous operation for over forty years. Charles H. Price, a seven-year convict, sent from Detroit September 20, 1890, for forgery, escaped from Jackson prison in a packing box. Sales of iron ore aggregating nearly 1,000,000 tons to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois consumers render the mining situation decidedly brighter than a week ago at Ishpeming. C. A. Burger, a Germán physician at Sebewaing, died from an overdose of morphine. The bank of Charlevoix closed its doors and placed its affairs in the hands of R. W. Kane as assignee. A. S. Rowell. 81 years of age, and a resident of Coldwater forty years, died of paralysis. Col. Augustus S. Bement, aged SB, of E. Bement &. Sons, manufacturéis of Btovea and agricultura! iraplements in Lansing1, died of heart disease while on his way home from the works. Matthew Winstone, a farmer resid' iug near Willow. was run over by his horses at Carleton anil fatallv :ni. ..-..,


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