BLAMING NIAGARA.

BLAMING NIAGARA.

A correspondent from Standish, Mich., writes that “Standish bay is slowly but surely each year receding, good farms now occupying what was a few years ago the fishing ground of the Indians. Within ten years the water along the bay shore near here has receded eighty rods in many places. The accretion to the land becomes the property of the persons owning the adjoining lands. The Indians who were given small amounts of land by the government at Saganing Indian station, a few miles out of this city, find that they have their small holdings doubled, and quadrupled by the receding water. Many claim that this lowering of lake Huron afid its bays comes from the fact that the big electric light companies at Niagara Falls, who are using the falls for electric lighting purposes, are lowering the fall of water there. Whatever the cause, experts are sorely puzzled over the matter.

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