The very uudden ehange from torne Fummer to almost free.ing autumi brought on a series of storms ovei the lake región which. did a great dea. of damage on land and lake. Report: of numerous veSBela being in trouble have been recci'v'ed and in some casei they wer íiUei-ly lost and a nurabei of persons drowned. flie BChooner E. R. Williams, iroL ore laden, from Kscanaba to Toledo in tow of the janta Maria sank ïg .hc bis sale on Greeñ Hay. with all or board. Of tlie crew, only the name; óf tapt. H"tton and Maggie Hennett I the sfeWardesS, are kaown, the crew of five men bemg sirauSLi=. - Williams was owned by L. h. lay, o) ' Thf feiooner J. n. Comstoek, In toW of the ViWing, foundered otï Standard liock in 1 ,uke Superior in 400 fect ol water. The crew was pickcd up in life boats by the steamer J. J. McWilliams and taken to the "Soo." Capt. McArter, of the Comstock. had oneleg broken and four ribs stove in. The rest of the crew are uninjured. Th lost boat was owned by A. U . -'om stook, of Alpena. The schooner C. U. Johnson went ashore at Gr ssè Cap. near St. Ipnaee, and was totally wrecked. She was going to pieces bef ore she struek and the crew took to the yawl which at once filled. A distress gun roused Ambrose Corps and two sons. tishermen, who bravely put off and saved the strufTgling sailors. The woman cook was nearly dead with cold and fright, and hád lesped from the Bchooner half naked. The sailors lost all they possessed. The big Bteamer C. W. Elphioke, with ore from Düluth, altnost fomndered in lake Superior. The cabin and boiler house vvoir slove in, the lm:it toru from their davits, a haten wtvnched loóse, tne noia nau mi= with water and Die steering gear broke, but she numayed to reach Marquette. Alpena slu-ltorcl the Tasniauia and the J. 8. Richards iitèt the canvas had been torn to shreds. The ore laden Mar motte went aground near Toledo. The Hickox struck ■ reef off Grand Traverse ight and is badly injured.