Snovv is reported in Houghton and Marque tte etmnties. Over 10,000 peoplo attended the las day of the Street fair at Paw Paw. An F. & P. M. passenger train killed and terribly manglcd John llamilton, aged 60, near Saginaw. The preliminary work has begun on the electric railroad from Battle Creek to Gull lake and Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo's street fair was a big success, fully 75,000 visitors attending on the day of the grand floral parade. Gov. Ping-ree has appointed Charles Kelsey, of Marquette, probate judge of Marquette county to succeed Peter Pascoe, deceased. St. Clair county farmers' first experiment with sugar beets have proven successful and a refincry vviil probably be established at Port Iluron. The barns of ïVm. Barker, north of Deckerville, were destroyed by fire, together with the year's crops. Loss about 6,000, partly covered by insurance. William H. Boyns, widely known in furniture circles, is organizing a new company to manufacture furniture at Grand Rapids, and will employ 100 to 150 men. The residents of Schoolcraft are agitating the subject of putting in water works and electric lighting systems. The question will probably be settled favorably. Homer Ilarwood, of Warren, has a strawberry patch from which ripe strawberries have been picked for the last two weeks. The bed was mowed down in July. Grand Rapids' common council has ordered the issue of 8125,000 bonds for a municipal electric lighting plant. The bonds were authorized by popular vote last spring. Ed Hayes, alias Chas. Brown, who was shot at Kalamazoo while trying to escape from Deputy Sheriff Clark, will probably die as the bullet pierced his intestines in 10 places. Roy Cowles, of Thetford, Genesee county, was riding on a load of sand, but feil off and the wagon wheels ran over his back, injuring his spine so that his recovery is doubtf ui. The Toledo & Northwestern Railway Co. has filed articles of association with the secretary of state. The company is organized to build a line of railroad from Albion to Charlotte. Morton E. Case has served as supervisor of Pittsfield township, Washtenaw county, since 1875, and has been presented with a gold-headed cane by the othcr merabers of the board. While working in the Tamarack mine at Calumet, half a mile belovr the surface, John II. Johnson, a trammer who was loading cars, was crushed f.o a bloody mass by a heavy fall of rock. Martin Solvener, aged 10, ran his bicycle into a horse standing at a curb at Saginaw. As the boy feil the horse reared up and planting one hoof on his head crushed his skull and he will probably. die. A saloon closing campaign has been started at Marquette, and saloon men threaten to enforce the Sunday blue laws and thus stop the street cars and close all business places except drug stores on Sunday. Guy Boswell and Warren Puterbaugh are under the care of physicians at Benton Ilarbor having received the contents of a shotgun fired by Norman Caruthers, a colored man, g-uarding at night his employer's fruit farm. C. E. Iluntley, a Michigan Central railway section foreman at Tekonsha, suicided with strychnine. Ile had been despondent since his only son was drowned last spring. He leaves a wif e and one daughter. Ohio capitallsts have leased a large amount of land around Grass lake, in Jackson county and will erect a 8150,000 plant for the manufacture of Portland cement, tile and brick, the material for which lies in thick deposits on the bottom of the lake. Pred Thomas, who lives near Palo, and who drives a huckster's wagon, was held up and robbed of the proceeds of a sale of produce. The robbers tied Thomas to the wheel of his wagon and when he was found the next morning he was more dead than alive. A woman was pulled out of the ship canal at Sault Stc. Marie in a half-dead condition, by Watchman Bernier. After she had been revived she gave her name as Mrs. Atchison, of Superior, Wis., and said she wanted to commit suicide - and she verynearly suceeeded. Thirty-two years ago George Davis; white, was sent to Jackson prison for criminally assaulting a colored girl in Saginaw. Davis says he is innocent of the crime and as he isjiow 70 years old he is preparing to ask for a pardon so that he may die outside of the prison walls. The general store belonging to Col. J. R. Petermann, at the Alloucz mine, three miles from Calumet, was destroyed by fire. Loss on the stock will amount to over $20,000 and the insurance carried was 810,000. The building, whioh was owned by the Allouez Mine Co., was not insured. Three barns belonging to Sylvetus Lamb in Rollin, Lenawee county, were destroyed by fire, together with the contents, which included three horses. Charles Peck, a farmer living near Albion, narrowly escaped death by creination. A portion of his burningroof had already fallen in before he had awoke, and upon his escape he found the barn, whieh was located 40 rods from the house, entirely consumed. Loss about 83,500. The opening of the Barnum min at Ishpeming is a substantial evidence of the return of prosperity. Itmeansthe employmcnt of nearly 500 men this fall and winter. The Barnum mine has been the iife and mainstay of Ishpeming, and since it was closed down, in July, 1894, business in that city has b.ceu uvaüticalli' at a sUlidjitüL The schooner Kate Winslovv, carryIng 1,300 tons of plg iron, foundered in Lake Michigan, near Manistique, aftci' being abandoncd in agale by tho sicamor Queen of tiie West, which was towing lier. The crew escapee! in the boata and reached Whitdale. The Winslow was built in 1873, was valued at $15,000 and insured for 810,000. Beceiver T. A. E. Weadock, of the First National bank, of East Saginaw, is now paying off the fourth dividend to creditors of the bank, making 70 per cent thus far. The bank has a lot of rodwood in California and other resources and the hope of the receiver is, when the property is disposed of, to pay 100 per cent and have a surplus. Miss Carrie Haskell, an eccentric school teacher at Ludington, quarreled with her brotbers and, although in good heaith, resolved to stay in bed five years. The time was almost up when she was taken sick with typhoid fever. She then expressed a desire to resume life's activities, but has died without her wish being gratified. Secretary Wade oL the U. of M. reports that the university attendanco is 300 more than last year, all departments showing1 a gain, except the medical. The total is. 2,909 against 2,616. If the registration after this date equals that of 1896 the number of students in the calendar, exclusive of summer school students, will be nearly or quite 3,200. lïecause her parents forbade her to walk on the village streetsin the evening the 14-year-old daughter of John Worthley committed suicide at Rochester, by taking a dose of stryehnine. The girl wrote a note to her pareuts, saying she would rather die than stay home every night and requested that her best love be conveyed to a young man in Pontiac. The financial state of affairs in Bay City and Bay county is becoming badly muddled. Bay City's contingent fund has been overdrawn 835,000 and West Bay City is clamoring for the allowance of a big claim. Bay City has a claim against the county for 85,000, which, added to 840,000 the countj owes the state, causes the supervisors considerable worry. Ex-Senator Chas. V Jones, of Florida, who 10 years ago created a national sensatiou by his persistent and unwelcome attentions to Miss Clotilde Palms, a Detroit heiress, died at St. Joseph's retreat, a private asylum near Detroit, where he had been taken when infatuation and repeated rejections broke down his once robust mind. The body was taken to Florida for burial. H. C. Morrison, of Sault Ste. Marie, Hugh Ross and another man were hunting near Munoseong bay, and were walking single file through the bush. Morrison being in the lead and Ross right bchind him, when the gun of the later went off, pouring its deadly charge into Morrison's back and he lived but a few mornents. It is supposed that the hammer of Ross' gun was caught by a twig. Frank Phiscater, of Baroda, who brought out a fortune from the Alaska gold mines, has gone to New York to dispose of a two-thirds interest in his claims in Alaska to an English syndicate for $1,333,000. From New York he will go to Washington, having been summoned there by Comptroller Eekels to give the treasury department some information regarding Alaska. In i'ebruary Phiscater will return to Alaska to develop his mines. It is expected a sugar beet factory will be erected at Saginaw during the coming year with a capacity of 500 tons of beets a day, which will represent an investinent of about 8400,000. Out of the 550 farmers of Saginaw county who were given seed for experimental growing last spring it is found thai nearly 200 of them have grown beeti in Europe, and niany of the farmers around Saginaw have worked in beet sugar faetones in the old country. J. L. Berkheimer, who was elerk of the appropriations committee of the senate in the last legislature and who was later a clerk in the auditor-generaPs office, has just beenacquitted, af Lansing, of the charge of obtaining money by false pretenses. It was charged that he made unauthorized drafts upon Senator Merriman:s credit for 8200. Berkheimer says he has been persecuted, and he will now give the public some insicle information vegarding the manner in which the railroad companies dictated the terms of Senator Merriman'.s railroad specific tax bill in the last legislature.