A Grand Rapids doctor has a $5,000 damage suit on haud, on account of an alleged case of mal-ractice. Geo. W. Smith, the Waldron merchant who was accused of starting the fire which nearly swept that village out of exiatence, has been tried and acqnitted. Tis hiated that soma of the witnesses in the case were in pursuit of the reward olïered tor the conviction of the incendiary. John Brooks, the Wright gentleman who has attaiued the un usual age of 105 years, is iu poor health and may not live till spring. 'Tis clainu-d that the twenty graduates from the state mining school have costthe state the sum of $11,075 each, and a movement is on foot in the state legislature to abolish the school. The Tittabawassee Boom company, of Saginaw, has handled theenormous quanfcity of 9,115,692,231 feet of logs sincu it began business twenty-five years ago. John Woodbeck, a soldier of the war of 1812, died at Pewamo on the 36th, aged 101 years. An East Grand Rapids woman manifested her regard for a neighbor by spitting in his face, which little diversion coat the expectorator $20.35. George Hall and twochildren, of Bloom field, died within a week of diphtheria while tho mother and another child are not expected to live. "Kansau Lehtio" is the odd sounding name of a Finnish newspaper that's gone into commission at Red Jacket. Abraham Smolk, the gentleman who built the first thirty miles of the Michigan Central railway, has just celebrated his lOOth birthday at Mackinac. Harry Whitney has just made his escape from the Lenawee county jail by taking the poor debtor's oath. He had been ir the bastile nearly a year on account o debt. Augusta is a little burg on the Michigan Central railway, and a healthy spot it is It has twenty-seven citzens between the ages of 70 aud 95 years. A Saginaw grocer swapped a sack o flour and $8.56 in good money for a 10 Confedérate note, and doesn't seem very highly elated over the exchange. John Furness once lived in Grand Rap ids, working at the machinist's trade That was before he returned to England to take possession of an inherited estáte and a seat in parliament. The Chicago and West Michigan raij way depot at Newaygo was burned on the 25th. It was an old structure, built in 1872, and the fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin. Arthur H. Daley, conductor of the Michigan Central limited express, feil un der his train at Decatur and was so badly injured that he died a few hours afterward. He had been inthe employ of the company twenty-five years and was one oi the best kuovvn and most popular of the Central passenger couductors. One Grand Rapids man had another arrested on a charge of deadly assault. The plaintiff averred that the other fellow pointed a revolver at him, but the trial 3howed that it was simply a woman's eurline iron. Personating a government official is a daugerous piece of business and likely to get the fellow into trouble who tries it. A Lansing chap obtained a nioe little sum of hush money from a Lainsburg lady who had inadvertently passed a counterfeit silver dollar, and that's why he's now a bastile boarder. One Kalkaska and two Luther citizens have been gathered in by Betective Muihall, of Uncle Sam's secret service on a charge of counterfeiting silver coin. Ypsilanti folks are desirous of securing municipal reforms, and are of the opinión that a new city charter would be a valuable aid in that direction. Domestic servants are very scarce at Marquette, md good, reliable girls can secure desirablesituationsat remunerative wages. An Adrián tay dealer owns two large branch stores in addition to his home business, and yet he began operations only ten years ago and that, too, without capital. The Central Christian church building, at Detroit, was burned on the 29th. The building was not yet completed, but had been occupied by the congregation since Jan. 1. Loss about $35,000; insured for $14,000. The flre is supposed to have been incendiary. F. D. Hollenden recently completed an overland trip from Poughkeepsie, N. Y., to Grand Rapids, driving the entire distance with a span of horses. Such a journey, made in mid-winter, wouldn't be hankered after by niany young men, but Mr Hollenden catne through in good shape, considering his 60 years. Herbison's sawmill at Meredith, was wrecked by a boiler explosión on the 28th, killing two employés and wounding flve others. Low water in the boiler caused the catastrophe. The annual meeting of the Michigan Masonic Grand Lodge was held at Grand Rapids the past week. John P. Look, of Lowell, is the newly elected grand master, and Gen. W. P. Junes, of Grand Rapids, secretary. Robert Gatts, a Rush Lake man, struck a bed of silver ore while boring for water, and if the stuff pans out in good shape, will consider lt the luckiest find of his life. At the annual meeting of the state Veterinary association held at Saginaw .ast week, C. W. Stowe, of that city, was elected president. A disastrous fire started in the Chapin ron mine at Iron Mountain on the evenng of the 29th. Two miners were suffocated and four others had a narro w escape. The Saginaw Electric Street Car company projected a $20,000 damage suit against the Michigan Central Railway company for cutting its wires, which crossed the defendant's tracks. The jury cut the amount down to $933. Davidson folks are caring for more'n .00 cases of measles, and would like to farm out the speckled outfit. The entire erop would be cheerfully donated. Saginaw's credit is so good that $125,000 worth of its 4L per cent. city hall bonds were sold to Boston brokers at a premium of f4,100. Henry A. Shaw, a prominent la%vyer of Katon Kapids, died the past week. He was speaker of the Michigan houss of representatives just before the war, and served bis country with the Second Michigan cavalry during the rebellion era. Mrs. A. Searles, a Lapeer county lady, went out to milk the cows, leaving a child of 'd summers asleep. Rut it soou awoke, got hold of some matches, and was burned to a crisp before the mother returned. S. H. Ellingwood, a Iíolly stock raiser, missed a valuable shorthorn cow and offered $50 reward for the return of the animal and the fellow who took her away. Three weeks later he found the missing cow in a straw stack on his own premises. Although nearly famished, the cow will live.