The grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of Michigan mot in anuual convention at Detroit wiili over 350 delegates - mostly ladies - present, representing nearly all the larger towns and cities of Michigan. Mayor Maybury made an addrcss of welcome which was responded to by Associate Grand Patrón W. F. King of Adrián. The reports of oflicers showed that the order has 174 chapters in Michigan and 162 were represented. The membership is 14,957, an increase for the year of 2,380. The total receipts for the year were 14,638.75. During the year there were 163 deaths. The work was exemplified by Detroit chapter, No. 116, and a reception was given by the five local chapters to the grand officers, and the delegates. It was voted to pay 300 a year tovvard the support of the Grand Kapids Masonic home. Mrs. Ida Josylin, of Northville, was elected worthy grand matron by a good margin. Other offleers eleeted: Worthy grand patrón, Wm. F. King, of Adrián; assoeiate grand matron, Mrs. Helen E. C. Balmer, of Mt. Pleasant; assistant grand patrón, A. C. Northrup, of Jackson; grand seo retary. Sister A. A. Mattison, of Middleville; grand treasurer, Mrs. Susan K. Winans, of Lansing; grand conductress, Mrs. D. C. Page, of Petoskey; associate grand conductress, Mrs. H. C. Derthick, of Ionia. The worthy grand matron appointed the following officers: Grand chaplain, Mrs. Florence Babbitt, of Ypsilanti; grand marshal, Mrs. Hattie E. Parsons, of Union City; Adah, Elmere Field, of Wacousta; Ruth, Mrs. Mollie Brown, of Lexington; Esther, Mrs. L. J. Ford, of Mason; Martha, Mrs. Mary Henke, of Gladstone; Electa, Mrs. Higlestone, of St. Ignace; warder, Mrs. Heald, of Dawsonville; organist, Minnie E. Eaton, of Harbor Springs. It was decided to meet at Grand Rapids next year. Steam Cooker Explodes - Two Dead. A steel cooker in Shattuck's canning ractory at Adrián exploded, blowing the head end into the room where the employés were working, hurling iron and hot squash in every direction. The most seriously injured were: Wm. Pratt, leg broken, head cut and badly burned, dicd in two hours; Bert Kimball, thigh broken, terribly scalded, died in a few hours; Thomas Grinnell, skull fractured, cannot live; Jacob Schneider, back injured, burned; Albert Holtz, bad wounds in chest and arms, severely scalded; Louis Pateh, arm cut. Quite a number of others were struck by hot splashes of cooked squash. None of the women employés were seriously injured. The cooker is a large steel receptacle in which the products of the farm are prepared for canning, and it is alleged that the explosión was oaused by too much steam being turned on. Young Man Shootg a Boy Aged G. At the Swan school house, five miles east of Mason, Henry Potter, aged 15, shot Wade Robinson, aged 6, with a double-barreled gun. Over 30 shot struck young in the Robinson's head, and he will die. Potter had been out hunting and stopped at the schoolhouse where the children were playing. With his gun he climbed on top of the fence and, spying young Robinson, exclaimed: 'I will blow the head off Wade Robinson." The little fellow started to run, but Potter raised his gun and fired. There has been bad blood between the Robinson and Potter families for some time, but young Potter says he didn't think the gun was loaded and only intended to scare the boy. C. Al. Bi A. Snpreine CounclL The supreme council of the Ca th olie Mutual Benefit association in their eleventh triennial session, at Grand Rapids, elected the following officers: President, Michael Brennan; vice-presidents, John M. Molamphy, of Pittsburg, and Wm. Muench, of Syracusej recorder, C. J. Hickey, of Brooklyn; treasurer, J. M. Welsh, of Hornellsville, N. Y. ; marshal, Dennis Hughes, of Titusville, Pa.; guard, J. B. Dronr eyn, of Montreal; legal adviser, J. T. Keena, of Detroit. The next session will be held in Buffalo, The order has a total membership of 43.646 and disbursed 82,130,418 in beneficiarles in the last three years, It has $336,134 in the reserve fund and spend $22,438 in current expenses. Aftcr Blilo D. Campbell's Scalp. Rowland Connor, president, and Charles E. Still, secretary, of the Commercial Fire Insurance Co. and the Wolverme Fire Insurance Co. of Saginaw, have petitioned Gov. Pingree to remove Milo D. Campbell froin office as state insurance commissioner. They charge him with gross misrepresentation of the affairs of the two companies, with malicious injury, and with : trying to wreek them. They also charge incompetency and prostitution of his office. Daniel Robinson, " engineer at the Bay County Electric Light works, at Bay City, wascaughtin a belt, dragged over a pulley, and instantly killed, llis right leg was torn oiï at the knee, his head crushed to a pulp and the left arm broken in several places. The civie-philanthropic conference at Battle Creek was largely attended by leading men and women of the country interested in movements for . the betterment of the conditions of ! human existence. A large number of valuable papers were read and I eussed.