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A. P. Green is an Eaton county man, and the owner of a SheÜand colt thatstands two feet in height on its bare íeet, and weighs but thirty pounds. Racher a small bsginning for a horss. A S'ÍO,OOü fire cleaned out the business portion of McBrides on the 5th. A falling 8ky rocket flred the Jenkins hotel at Iron Mountain the Fourth. Mrs. E. L, Phillips, a Moshervillo lady of 70 suniraers, walloped a flve-foot blacksnake uutil it died, and the job didu't tire her much either. Lake City had a sorry celebration on the Fourth, fire wiping out $75,000 worth of property. But little insurauce. The seventy-six Grand Rapids ladies who signed their ñames to a recommend for a subscription book which afterward turned out to be full-fledged orders to the extont of 36 each, have Landed themselves together to üght th.e agent's claim. It is safe to say that those ladies have gone out of the autograph business. Michigan university isto be repaired i'5,000 worth during the present vacation. A Grand Rapids lady is the object of much attention. One fellow is spending money to procure hei' divorce while another is investing bis in flowers and theatretickets in the hope of winning her love. Hard to tel] which vv 11 win. The doctor bleeds his patients and is sometimos bied in return. Such was the case with Dr. Chapman, of Pontiac, he bein? burgled of 40 in oash and 200 vvortli of jenelry on a reeent night. The Grand Rapids divorce mili hn"t likely to discontinue business vet awbile for the lack of grists to grind, since 1,931 couples have been manied in Kent couuty during the past eight months The eopper output of the Calumet and Hecla mine exoeeded 5,0 ;o,UJOpoundsfor themonth of June. Away back in primeval days wheu Michigan was an untamed wilderuess. Charles Duchane camped on the banks of Grand river nnd assisted in clearing the timber from the grouud upon which Grand Rapids is now located. Charles now lives at Grand Haven, ivill )s 100 years old in a few day.-, and still enjoys excellent hea'th. Over 2,000,000 feet of logs tvere used up by fire at Paris, the property of Stimson Bros. Escanaba folks would like to get their hands on the lirebugs who have already made two attempts to burn that town. The festiva flrecracker didn't get in its work on the Muskegon lumber piles the Fourth. The owners gave 'em a good soaking the day before. Charley Hampton has flgured up his profits on running a daily for two years at Harbor Spring, and finds that he s $37. 17 ahead. IÍ you long for wealth just embark in the nevvspaper business. Hudson girls are in sore distress. The boys of tlie town are in the minority and what there are seem to be greatly lacking in gallantry. The ice cream season is rapidly passing away and the scarcity of beaux is extremely painful. Who'll volunteer to fly to the resoue of the perishing. A Saginaw City lady, whose husband is a merchant of that town, sent him out on an errand the other evening and then packed up her things and skipped, whither he hasn't been able to learn. The state military Incampment opened at Mackinac July 12. Should any of our readers hear of war rumors during the next few days they can doubtless guess pretty close to the probable cause. East Siginaw's new Episcopal church, which seats 50U people and cost $33,000 bas been completad and gone into commission. Grand river is said to be so low that many of its fish have ivorn off their scales in the atterapt to migrate its pebbly bed. Battle Creek folks don't like to go twelve miles lor marriage licenses - too much exertiou, you know - and so want the county clerk to estuljlish a branch office thore for their especial benefit. Great scheme. A Mrs. Strong, living near Dentonvüle, was bothered by several pesky corns, and so resolved to kill 'em. An "exterminator" was applied and the corns took sick and died, and so did Mrs. S., for gangrene set in and did its fatal work. The Catholic cemetery at Detroit covers 200 acres, a most beautiful sita iiaturally,aná when the contemplated improvemeuts are completed will be tbe equal of any in America, Alpena's great flre of the lltb, by which five persons lost their lives and $300,000 worth of property was destroyed, was the most disastrous iu the history of the town. By it 1,200 people were rendered homeless, and 200 dwellings and business houses were swept away. A large amount of lumber was also burnerl. Grand Rapids pólice surprised five little boys and a keg of beer tae other day. The boys escaped, however, but the beer, well, that didn't get very far away. James Eyckman, of Minden township, near Minden City, took an overdose of religious excitement, and suicided to get rid of it. He was 40 years oíd, and lea ves a family. The soldiers and sailors of northern Michigan will meet in annual reunión at Choboygan August 2! to 2'A. All soldiers aud sailors, their Camüiea and lriends, are eordially invited to attend. Present prospects indícate an unusually large peach erop for thu Michigan lake shore región this season. Frank Taseott and John Carlson, two ininers, were killed by a premature fall of ore at Wakefield, Mich. A St. Clair county farmer bas held his wool erop for the past three years, and now has 1,UÜO fleeees on hand that won't bring as much as when the clips wore made. Speculation is uneertain - mighty uncertain. Ed Palmer, aftor a trial of noarly a week's duration for the murder of his wife at Ithaca last winter, was fóund guilty of murder in the second degree. About 150 of Geuesee eounty's leading farmers have banded together for the purpose of starting a bang-up creamory, BuiMings are to be put up right away and butter made by thL wholesale. But it's doubtful about the price decreasing on this account. Some time since, J. Donovan began five lawsuits against Big Rapids people for defamation of charaetor, in the sum of $50,000 each. Three of these already have gone by default, and unless Donovau furnishes security for costs, the balance will do ljkewise. A Sangatuck basket factory started in bright and early on a Monday morning for a full week's work and when Saturday night oame had 40,000 baskets ready for the growing peach erop. Hackett's saw and shingle mili at Wolverine is in ashes. Loss, $7,000. Mrs. Wm. Radsuck horsewhipped Charles Wallace on the streets of Graud Rapids, she claiming that he had maligned her good name and so adopted this course to get even. Romes' $10,000 elevator and seven l'reight cars wero burned on the 12th. Well insured. A Chesaning chap applied for a license to marry o. 1-i-ye.irs-old girl, and was somewhat orestfalleu v.o informad that he'd have to waít a couple uf yeara aud let her grow up to the legal age.


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