THE IONIA DAILY SENTINEL, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1891 — On May 1 there were 322 inmates of the House of Correction. Of this number at least 125 will be employed at state work on the farm, in the kitchen, halls, knitting factory, tailor shop, etc., leaving less than 200 for furniture work. This number will be further reduced during the summer. And yet, this is the army variously stated at from 300 to 500 convicts, that was going to destroy the furniture industry of Grand Rapids!


There have been on exhibition today in the store of H. A. Rich, 41 speckled trout caught near Lowell this morning, by H. A. Rich and R. . Stone. Many other Ionia sportsmen have been out with fair success today, but this is the finest string we have seen.


The senate of Michigan disgraced itself Wednesday night by getting on a drunk with beer. While it is likely republican senators as well as democrats filled up, yet as the democrats are in a majority, that party alone will have to answer to the people for the disgrace visited upon the state capitol by these drunken revellers.— G. R. Press (Dem.)


Dushville, May 4, 1891. MR. EDITOR.— It is not often that people have the satisfaction of reading their own obituary notice. Imagine therefore my surprise on reading in THE SENTINEL of last week a notice of my own demise. Please say to my friends or otherwise who may read your paper that so far from being dead I am still alive and able to “after supper walk a mile” or two if necessary and can tip the beam at 175 pounds. Yours respectfully, MRS. CHARLES L. SMITH, Formerly of Ronald, now of Fremont Township, Isabella County, Mich.


Cigarettes were responsible for the failure of several boys who were candidates for the naval cadetship from this district. The doctors found their hearts had been affected. Their mental qualifications were in the main all right, but the physique of some of them was most deplorable.—Saginaw News.


Frank Phillips, the leader of the McCoy faction, made famous by the Hatfield—McCoy feud, was killed on Tug river in Pine county, Ky., by the Wolfed brothers. A friend of Phillips named France was also killed.


W. W. Mitchel was in his office today for the first time in four weeks. He has been having a hard tussle with the grippe.


Wanted at once; 10 strippers, girls preferred, at Hammel’s Cigar Factory.


Go to W. F. Scammell’s for smoked meats. All new stock at low prices. Hams per pound 10 cents, bacon 10 cents, shoulders 7 cents, dried beef 10 cents.


Rev. George W. Bothwell of Brooklyn, whose recent death from a cork in his lungs has been noted, was formerly pastor of the Congregational church at Portand, and is remembered as an unusually able and efficient pastor.


Joseph Betzner escaped from the House of Correction twelve years ago and was today brought back to serve out his term, about one year yet. He was captured at Saginaw.


ST. PAUL, May 6.— During their fight on Friday evening Dick Moore struct Frank Glover, the Chicago pugilist, a heavy blow over the left lung, which brought on a hemorrhage. A physician has been at work with him ever since trying to stop the flow of blood. He was predisposed to consumption and it is feared that he will not rally.


Harry Decker, the Philadelphia base ball player, has been sued by his wife for divorce on the grounds of infidelity.


Mrs. Jessie Miller Barton was picked up on the streets of Richmond, Va., where she had been deserted by her husband, whom she married in Missouri. He husband told her he would leave her and that he had another family in Philadelphia.


The deputy surveyor of customs at San Francisco seized 1,200 pounds of opium concealed on the steamship China, from Hong Kong. The opium is worth $25,000.


WASHINGTON CITY. May 2.—The secretary of agriculture has just issued an order relieving Hudson county, N. J., from the quarantine on account of pleuro-pnenmonia (Sic.) and other contagious diseases. It has been maintained there since May 29, 1884. The order takes effect from this date.


VALPARAISO, Neb. April 30. The three men who attempted to rob the bank here and shot Banker Johnson, are under arrest. The two who escaped were caught twenty miles south of here. The robbers are Jesse Rudy, Frank Tobin, and Elmer Nelson, young farmers residing in Cass County. Banker Johnson’s wound is very serious, and if he should die an attempt will probably be made to lynch the prisoners.