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Some months ago Frank Keeler, a Salvation Army officer in Detroit, waa nearly scared out of a year's growth by a man who charged him wlth living with hia wife. Keeler had just been married to the wom-an and promptly denied that she was the wife of any other man than himself. On investigation, however, he found that his informant was correct, and when he asked his wife to explain she said that she did not think there was any harm in getting married as often as sh pleased. Has liad Twenty-Eicht iv.-s. James Wellington Brown, a polygamist with the phenomenal record of twenty-six wives in six years in the state of Michigan alone, and withothei i wives being heard from at times in other parts of the United States, has again come into public notice through the inquiries of two of his hitherto unreported Mesdames Brown. Brown has served a term of four years in Jackson prison for polygamy. Nothing is known ' of his present whereabouts. Thfl Governor Sustainetl. Gov. Rich was sustained in removins Btate officials by a unanimous opinión of the supreme court and he made tha following1 appointments to fill vacancles: Seeretary of state, Washington Gardner, of Albion; state treasurer, James M. Wilkinson, of Marquette; land commissioner, William A. French, of Bell. All of the appointees took thq oath of office and theincumbents graeefully retired. State Board of Health. From various portions of the stat the reports of fifty-seven observers foi the week ended March 17 show that inflammation of the kidneys increased and I that consumption decreased in área oí prevalenee. Scarlet fever was reported at fifty-one places, measles at eig-hteen, I diphtheria at thirty-seven, typhoid [ fever at thirteen places and smallpox at Crystal Falls, Ishpeming and Menominee. Doubtful Tltles. Commissioner Lamoreux, of the general land office in Washington, aftej examininy into the question of approvalsof land grants in the upper península of. Michigan to the Portare & Lak Superior Ship Canal company has decided that nearly 69,000 acres of land were erroneously approved to that com. pany in 1868. The company will resisi the decisión. Census Figuras. The final census bureau renort places valuations in Michigan as follows: Real estale f 1, 149,290,45 fcive stock 91.747.58! Mines and quarries 77,608.51! Gold and silver bullion 34.-tl8.7BS Machtnery and products 86,490,421 Railroads S7f,484,2S( ïelegraphs 88,723,391 Miscellaneous 241,253,421 Total }2, 095,016,27! Fonnd His Lost Son. A young man applied to James Rum bold for a job in Otisville recently. On being told that he did not wish to hire, the stranger said he was from Williamston, N. Y., this being Mr. Eumbold's old home. Mr. Rumbold looked up surprised and in the stranger recog-nized his son Frank, whom he had nol seen for fourteen years. Jnchhn to Be Tried First. It was decided in the circuit court at Lansing that Secretary of State Jochim will be the first of the persons indicted by the grand jury and that he will be tried on the most serious of the three offenses with which he is charged. The case is set for Monday, April 9. Short But Newgy Items. Navigation opened at Detroit with the earliest water shipment from Lake Hu ron ports in about twenty years. Great quantities of whitefish are being caught in the rapids at the Soo. Alexander Cameron, a pioneer, died in Kalamazoo, aged 80. While a member of the legislatura he was the author of the resolution opening the University of Michigan to woraen. The Harvey H. Brown, the largest vessel on the lakes, was launehed at Wvandotte. Diphtheria was prevalent at Kingston, Tuscola county, and the schools were closed on that account. Albert McClintock, of Shepherd, is disconsolate over the loss of Í90 and hia revolver which he was conipelled to hand over to two tramps. John Cooney, one of the oldest residents of Oaines, feil from his chair dead after having eaten his breakfast. Fred Snyder, a young man living near Dorr, is not very lucky. During the past year he has chopped off several of his toes, split his foot, and lost eight teeth by a kick from a horse. Jasper Barber, one of the oldest citizens of Bellevue, died at the age of 80 years. The nextexamination for state teachers' certiflcates will be held in Lansing, Petoskey and Marquette July 23 to 26, inclusive. John Donahue, of Kingston, Jumped from the third-story window of a hotel at Detour while in a fit of hisanity and was killed. An officer was sent from Bay City to Los Angeles, where Charles W. Newkirk, the defaulting bank bookkeeper, has been located. Traverse City has what is called a Moral Improvement club, the membership of which has been increased sevenfold during the past year. Charles W. Newkirk, principal clerk in the Bay county savings bank at Bay City, has been missing since February 18, and the bank's offlcers charge him with taking 8500. Cari Hensel, a Grand Rapids drug clerk, died probably from the effects of an experimental dose of some med i cine. Albert Eding, of Zeeland, was fined for killing game out of season. Michael Lynch was convicted of breaking Into a hencoop at Grand Rapids and stealing one chicken worth twenty-ÖTe cents. Judge Burlingame genteneed him to five years in the state prison at J&ckson.


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