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6BAXD EAPIDS HERALD, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, iSgi
GRAND RAPIDS HERALD TtUfUOiS ftlMJIKJua Jl 41114 Hixml , , v - .531 IKKMI Or fcCMatllllTIO. DAiLT a4 ICSDAT.OmIm . frCHDAT. rtla (Uirii(TUK HSKAIO wr.W A lit kWM tl by crl feA. ol Utroun lalaptoa a 4 1. Vr 4.1iry U trrclr. liiti aalU will f Ottt Was X Uji4 - patl by ii4tv lf it return. WaHi.TOM, No. -L For lower Mxaia r'aif. warmer by Sunday ruorn:nir northerly jAlea, becoming varub.d aai d:nim:hiu. Rdgitter today. liKflilLlCAM kltCES. Our democrats and popuhte. oppo nent profei great confidence that to democratic lUte Leket, with in popu lita barnacle attached, will ba lected. ThU c.onhdenca is not the product of tudy nor paiutaking comparisons, but u simply the tipr-wiou of their partisan hope and aruhit.onf. There i really no auletantial foundation for any auch auLcipat.on. The republi can party it unified and impregnable. Thero are uo d;enion, no bicker ing, no tpliU. Every republican ia conciou.'y proud of hi party and de termined to vote to install it nominees ia all the state oKicej. With uch a fore to meet and over throw tha democrats e lacerate their strength and prowess when they predict for therrstrlves a victory. This tate Will redeem itself from democracy as ntturallyaad easdy a aduclcmoves through the water. The upper penin nla is represented to bn ready to hew down the normal republican majority to a remarkably iniixnihc11 plurality. 1)w UVi i3:roply the eafety-valve es cape of political lunacy. The upper peninsula it good for 6,000 republican majority and it will be met at the atraita by a majority of 10,000 iu the lower peomiuU. Jud; Morse ha not developed the strength he was expected to develop OuU:de the old Una democrats there are few to announce themselves as his supporters, lie will have the normal democratic vote, but if he were to have 10,000 votes in addition he would then have a minority ia the final canvass. His opponent, John T. Rich, has been a better candidate than many republi cans thought he would prove to be. He is strong and self-reliant, and these qualities commend him to the protec t.onist ia the cities, and the farmers ia the rural communities. His record as ""Vpululc oCicial has counted mightily ia his favor. The democrats threat ened to assail him, but their movement in that direction was anticipated. The result has been that he is admittedly honest, faithful and capable. Without a vulnerable point he stands as the representative of one of the cleanest campaigns ever waced in Michigan. There is, therefore, little hope for democrats success. The conditions are not favorable to it. The people are prosperous and contented. -The work irmen complain, but when their com plaints are analyzed, it is found that tcep are incident of prosperity rather than of hard times. There is no politi caI revolution impending, and the democrats can wia ia Michigan only when the premonitory rumblings of d stress forebode disaster of some kind. Th:s is a republican year. Xlegister today. ytef)vr.r.x cajihot escpk. r.-I'.vir.g that Shentf McQueen was Coo mtnly to innist np m his citizenship If he were an alit n. The Hfrald char iuMy refrained from criticising his con luct durmg the pendency of the case trouzht to determine his title to the cf"ce he hM. When the cas-s ap peared in the docket of the supreme court ;t was not on an isiue, but s mply on a remedial motion. That motion wis made for a mandamus ordering th p-iM.c prot?cutor to bfgia proceed i:-s in th nature of quo warranto t U; McQueen's title. The motion w mado necewary by the rcfuitl of t!.i democratic olllcialj to prcx-ed, for a i wtll known quo warranto proceel itiiC can be instituted only upon tho approval of the attorney gfneral fp7i h-s rfnl a remedy was .jugh Jn t!e !uprome court by motion. Tha mot.on wts denie-t by the then demo crats court, and there the ca fell, ltmutnot b understood that th r?f ;l to irrant this .notion was a v.c tory fr Mciun. It was a broad guajr a I successful ru to pigeoa ho! it oas. It wvs a democratic re ik-rt to art!n e t protect a democrat c:T;c !. nce that t-me no attempt to t"t Mc) ien's title has been made b- c: -' it hss ben jniro.bIe to comp rd d?Tiorrst:r fr:enJs to NjQ suit Hp tfvHr rsfu to declare hisciti t-'nhip a i 1 1 t?rinjj t mtt-r to a di f,-t ;(!, an I ors whicri frn l!y par t r;!l nral toevsi. it is pro- po I to compel him to swar that h a c l ieu whea he shall attempt to vol :wtt T ia1aT. If ho shall r hi f.jt n.o the la'Jnt Nit h w-Jl hsvi dc5r! that he is a naturalise rr rative-N-ifi citien. fdlb- tn" firt ?ip toward t:fctory int;f it on of th jr?. l w;t! t j p-m;t'y arrs i f-?r i!.-c-l ret nr. and if he ftiail t An it.'ftffr. f 1 1 pn t'vat h is r.l ti;ter V. K irpj d. I I j f a t U4-rf bia eit)tnh: '" p-c'M' w il t takn no null v e ui thea prK"edcKS They will tt uka a a patnouo uty and Ucnav tiara ia no eurocrat that wJl te st.c3a to at an alien holding ciSce, Mr. Mc- lieta can forestall all thia ty aa- nuuncing over ni owa ainatura iriai aim CiUsa and by telling bow he Ucani OS. If ha doa not uo ao, ana if he hall b elected, then the votert will b called upon U pay tha ipM of & v Igorously contested law- UiU Regtater today. JL'T U. INSTAJiCr. Less than six months ago a wood- carver from Holland arrived in this city.' He was not a prepossessing maa n appearance and bis skill was doubted by taoae to whom he applied for work. Upon the secoud or third application he was suec.iiful and was given a bench at $'i a week. To him the waes were princely. He felicitated himself oa his good fortune and was happy as a king when an envelope containing his first week's wages was handed to him. He was given work more as a matter of charity than because his services were needed. But at tha end of the first wek, after having been ridiculed more or less by his associates because of his aagainly appearance, he had de monstrated that he was one of the moat skillful hand carvers in the city. The employers recognized thi and had decided to increase his wages without tilling him of the fact until his second envelope was handed to bim. The man was unable to peak a word of English, but he gathered from his fel- ows that the V) he had received for his first week's work was lets than paid to others. He had looked upon that HO as a weekly fortune. jWhen he learned that it was not one- half what inferior carvers received he demanded an increase, and because of his skill he was paid the highest wage. Within two months he had sent for his brother in Holland and paid his pas sage over, lie nas since maae nru payment on a contract for land. He receives the very highest wages paid for skilled hand carvers. He has grown to look upon his wages now as a normal compensation. He is imbued with the idea that rrKHrdless of the coat of raw material tend the expense of marketing he ought to have more wages. The lesson taught by his case is so significant that it must not escape no tice. He came here a poor, unknown Hollander, with no capital but his skill as a carver, lie secured employment at $3 a week, and to bim that sum seemed fabulously large. It exceeded anything he had dreamed of in the country where his trade was acquired. In less than six months he is one of the best paid hand carvers in this city; has begun to pay for a home and saved enough to send for his brother and pay his passage. There is no country on earth where the same experience can be duplicated. Our democratic friends can conjure no instance like this for free trade Eng land. They will tell us this is not the remit of protection. But if not the re sult of protection, why cannot the same thing be doae where all other things except protection are equal? They would have us experiment for the benefit of foreign countries while we are certainly better off under a protective policy than they, and it is a difficult problem to solve how we can make ourselves more prosperous by adopt ing a policy that cripples their indus tries and starves their workingmen. Begistor today. 19 PROTECTION CONSTITUTION AI. In his article in the November Michigan Law Journal, the Hon. Ed ward Cahill treats this question sothor oughly that there would seem to be left nothing to add. Although the democrats are saying as little as posu ble upon this question, hoping, no doubt, that it will sink out of sight be fore election day, still it is the purpose of the republican press to keep it be fore the people, because of the empha sis which is placed upon it in the tariff plank of the democratic platform. Mr. Cahill significantly remarks that, "Af ter more than one hundred years of tariil Ireislation in which the doctrine of protection to home industries has never been wholly ignored, a discus sion of the constitutionality of such legislation would seem to come too late." He points out that, according to tha rules laid down by all writers upon constitutional law, Judge Coolsy among the rest, the constitution mutt be interpreted by "contemporaneous construction, or, ia other words, we must look to the intentions of the framers of the constitution in order to determine what construction mutt be placed upon its provisions. Judge Ca hill does this, and shows beyond ques tion that Washington, Jefferson the loasted parent of democ racy; Madison, Monroe, Hamilton and others, not only did not deem a protective tariff unconttitu tional, but avowed that a anion of the tatM and the creation of the constitu tmn were absolutely necery in or der to pss a tariff for the protection of American industries and American Ubor. Hot Webster aod Ciay are quoted in support of the republican in trpretatioa of ti!? constitution. Judge Cahill gives sorun vtry coeent reason fcr the retention of protH-tive duties. It remains for Mr. Rarkworta of Jar.k- soa. a quwbnck" !g'iator, in painfully labored and aMract arf men!, to support the dmo. rat;o plat form and to pUr h;s cpmon an1 that of h.s party an I the conf1rat on st t'jt on sgairst th opinion of Wash ipttot, Jt!rs m. a hn of Mhr erJy patf;ov sni ths most illustrious con Utut:oGai lawyers th-i cuatrj has known. Ir is "hara;M tM two pr -nrs wr tan frm th count ja.i yesterday and, escorted by a deputy sheriff. marched to the first precinct of the second ward, where they were regis tered as voters. This proceeding is I I eed to te m violation of statutory law. It is well known that unless these two men are residents of the first precinct of the second ward they are legally registered. The gentlemen ho took them from the jail may have acted within the scope of their author. ity , but if the republicans must meet and overcome such accessions to dt mocracr as this, a law ought to be passed at once, or as soon as the legia- lat ure convenes, to abridge an author- ity that will permit prisoners in county as to be voted like manikius. Solid New York DelegationIn 1834 Cleveland defeated Blaiue in the pivotal state of New Yor by 1,047 votes; in 13S3 Harrison defeated Cleveland in the eame state by 14,373. In 1831 Cleveland carried Indiana against Hlaine by (5,512 votes; in 13S3 it was carried by Harri son against Cleveland by 2,34$ votes. In 1S84 Connecticut went for Cleveland by 1,234 votes; in 1S83, 330 votes. Moral: Don't force New York to ac cept a candidate who is opposed by the entire delegation; don't place in nomination one who can not carry the state of New York. A mono democrats the peculiar van ity of Candidate White in the last leg islature is a matter for much quiet rid. icule. It is said of him that every time Jack Hayward proposed a bill affecting this city White would move to table it for fear Jack would get the credit with the people. It is an open secret that as a legislator Jack could give At. cards and spades, but At. had the best of the table, although Jack was ofien called to the chair. Carl Gartner's current Hamburg Market Report places the whole num ber of deaths from cholera, in Ham burg, at 7,615. The whole number of cases reported is 13,162. He says that should the cholera visit this country next vear we will be able to protect ourselves against it better than from any other disease. Ho also says that the srnxiety shown on that side and this was exaggerated too much. Mr. Wiiittemore does not take much stock in the theory of the mound builders and rudely states that those specimens of their ingenuity that were not manufactured by skillful sharpers are the work of Indians. Thus one by one are America's historic idols shat tered. Everybody is struck with the vigor ous and brilliant assistance the Eagle is lending the three democratic organs on the legislative tichet. Such magnif icent silence, punctuated by occasional perfunctory squibs, entitles it to rank as a charming model of mugwumpery. Henry A. Kobinson is doing yoe man's work for Kent county democ racy in failing to show up at the meet ings at which be is billed to speak. Henry is too shrewd to attempt to ex plain democracy's labor views. Tomorrow Mr. McKnight's assistants will have a holiday. It is probable that the weather will be too severe for out-door play and the older ones will be taken to Sunday school and bo put in the infant circle. At. 8. White, having received the solid endorsement of the liquor deal ers' association, may now be expected to make terms with the prohibition ists. He is said to have done it once, why not again? Professor Hailman handles the modern school question without gloves, and his plea for more common sense and less red tapo deserves the careful consideration of every person interested in education. Candidates whose shortcomings have been exposed to the keen lance of newspaper criticism, will feel no greater relief when the election is past and gone than the newspaper makers. If McQueen shall register the cock roaches and vermin today, there isn't enough voters in tho county to down him next Tuesday. Only two nights remain for the cam paign orator to thrill his shivering lis teners with his Demoatenian elo quence. Jonx T. Rich says he will be elected. If Mr. Rich says so, he knows what he is talking about. He is no rainbow chaser. If McKnight expects to keep up with John McQueen he will have to vote the kindergarten en masse. CONCEDEDLY DEMOCRATIC. It seems to be acknowledged, on all sides, however, that the republicans will not have a majority in the next house. They don t claim it them selves. The statement given out at the republican headquarters this afternoon says tnat the republicans will have atout 160 members in the houe and that the populists will hold the balance of power. J he democratic statemfn ays that there will le in the net bouse a democratic majority ol forty Dispatch in last night s Eagle. HIDE O' A RHINOCEROS. The cans of ( levelandisni and free trade is evidently tumbling. Last night the claimant aud calamity ahnekpr, "oppressed by a sens of responsibil ity, delivered an addreM in In x Lyceum, New York, in which the al leged purchase of votrs was commented on at length. A man who can chart corruption on th part of th rpni-li-can party, when Tam-rany hall is prac beng its pcu!ar method in the sinrtis of New York m his behalf has th h de (t a rhirocros. Ohio State Journal (fp.) SOLDIERS THAT CROVER LIKED. The Journal hs revived a circular wruch decisres that Mr. Cleveiar.l l. stnwM mors f?Wa upon ld f rs than anjbty ele. Tb record shows tnat be rr.ada fourteen et conledrsta d d'eff fore gn miniitr hi e only three union nid',t wirs gsven irh prvs tin. Th cnpf ev-dently Y refrer;r b r-vif"!ral s?ldirs In t.anapoi;4 Journal. JUCil IS A WlXxNEli He Will Be Elected by at Least 10,000. MICHIGAN GOING REPUBLICAN By a Good Round Majority Ths Repub lican Candidato for Governor Dis cusses the Political Situation. r.egister today. The Hon. John T. Kich, republican candidate for governor, was a guest at the Morton yecWrday for a short time. "There is uo doubt about the republi can ticktt's wiun-ug," he aid. "Ti;e ouly qutttion is the size of the major ity. 1 have lu. st returned from the upper peninsula, and have had splendid meeiiug. lhe uurth will roil up a grand old republican majority next Turedav. J. Maur.ce Fmu will be de- frastftl by Mephenson in the twelfth d;tricf, and Stephenson will have 7,000 vuies 10 spare, ui course my majority will rot be quite so large, because tome personal feeling enters into the campaign between F.nn and Mepheu- on. Many democrats in the twelfth district will not support Finn. Many republicans in the upper Peninsula think the republican state ticket will have 6,000 majority in that section. We shall probably have a majority in the state legislature, and shall increase the number ot republi can congressmen. Hecker is making a (treat hht against Chipmau in the first. O'Donnell will probably be elected. isurrows is good for o,WU in the tnird. I thmk the republican state ticket will have a plurality of at leaid 10,000. Mr. liich went to Coopersville. and from there went to Allendale. He will close the campaign iu Adrian. Will Give Rich 6,ooo. John W. Jochira of Ishpeming, re publican candidate for secretary of elate, was a guest at the Morton last night. He came to the city to meet his friend, the Hon. O. C. P?terson, the Swedish orator. Mr. Jochim is a mag nificent specimen of manhood, and when be expresses a political opinion he does it with the air of a man who knows what he is talking about. "I should not be surprised to see the up per pemnsnla give the republican state ticket a majority of 6,000," he said yesterday. "There is a strong republi can sentiment among our miners and workingmen, and they will show it in an unmistakable way on election day." Politics in Manistee. "J. W. Moon will unquestionably carry the Ninth district," said J. O. Gunsolus, a Manistee attorney, yester day. "John T. Ilich will have a good majority in Manistee county. The democrats there are righting, and their strength is greatly decreased in conse quence. Mr. Moon was comparatively unknown in our county until recently, but he has been campaigning there for a week or so and has made hosts f friends. Mr. Rich will poll the full strength of the party there, and we shall try to elect the entire ticket." Gossip -of the ! Hotels. Farnham Lyon of Saginaw, proprie tor of tue Bancroft house, was a guest at the Morton yesterday. Mr. Lyon was at one time connected with A. V. Pantlind in the management of the Morton. "I know something about almost everything in Manistee except its poli tics," said John Canheld yesterday, "but I believe Manistee has its share." The Hon. Neal McMillan of Kocklord was a guest at the Morton yesterday. Hannibal Hart, a well known Alle gan republican is at the Morton. Injured in a Runaway. A horse driven by Sarah French of Caledonia became frightened at an electric car yesterday morning at the corner ot South Divieon and Wilder streets and ran away. The driver was thrown from tho carriage, her head striking on the edge of the sidewalk. She received a severe scalp wound and was nearly unconscious when picked up. She was taken into the house at No. 8C0 South Diviaon street and Dr. Marks was called to attend her. Sev eral stitches were necessary to close the wound. Uer condition did not warrant her removal yesterday. Dykema's Injuries Were Fatah William Dykema, the old s ddier who fell from D., O. II. & M. railway bridge Monday night, died yesterday . after noon at 2 o cock, at the Soldiers' home. Tho injuries caused by the fall were more serious than they were consid' tred to bo at the time the accident oc curred. Iesides a broKen wrist he sus tained internal injuries and concussion of the brain. He was 77 years old aod could net survive the shock. Broke His Aim. Last evening while Peter Vander- mark was washing the windows at Mc Card & Bradtield's factory the ladder on which he was stand. ng slipped and he was thrown on the sidewalk. His left wrist was dislocated and the arm was broken below the elbow. Dr. DeCamp attended to his injuries and he was taken to bis home near the planter mills Looked After Street Improvements. The board of public works met yes terday and vifited the following con tracts: South I nion street, grade; Liv ingston etreet, grade; North Lafayette street, grade; North Pine street, grade. and Summer etreet, grade. The work on those rtreets is completed except rollirg down the top dressing, which is uow too wet t; be rolled. Another Fire in the "Famous." l ire broke out again early yesterday morning iu the Famous shoe rtore oa Canal street, and the department was called rut at 4 o'clock. Atxmt SIM damage was done. It is supposed the tire wa not entirely quenched the night lefore and it broke out afresh. Cowe,l-G3u!J. Cards are out announcing the wed ding of David Cowell to Amy Gould The ceremony will take, place at the residence oi the rr.ue parents on Lake avenue November at $ p. m Mi. CowIl bas teen connected with tho Fnion depot as a tant depo mater lor a numWr of years. Ass a Principal's Kemorsl A petition is being circulated among the parents of children attending the iUxter street erhoi king fr trie re moval of Jennie (or.!on, principal of the school, fur alleged ill trratment of the pupil. The petition will l-e pre sented bnvht. Mi'sroaiJ ConrntKn. 'Cnvpnt! -n at e Miikms;dt of irand Pspd township ? th an. noun ement of the r-nth Ward i'spt t m.ssion for N-vrrotr II. A brght tht Int-rf'ting program has ten ar ranged ty t ros ds. Jkrrol of trmKtn. The members of irsc llie, L O, T M , are requested to meet at Maccabee t;all tor a prcl mret;ug tbit after uoou at 2 o'clock. Ada L. Jonn.-tuu, great record krrptr. 'dl be there to Kive theui a bci.ool ot meirucuou. Other hives are requested to meet there also. ARE NOT OUR PRIDE. Weakncae in the Pabac School System Exposed. But one member of the b ard of edu cation waa present at Prof. W. X. Hail man's lecture on "Co umou Smss in Educat.on," iu Fountain street Baptist church lat evening, bat the room was well rilled with the teachers from the public echuols aud the words of the lecturer will no doubt have, an excel lent effect. Pruf. lladuian taul he did nut feel as if be could teach raud Kap ds people anything about kinder garten work, for in a comparatively suort time (irand Kapids has become the stronghold of the work in Michi gan. He said his lecture would i an attempt to prove that what Froe- brl taught was si.uply that com mon Sfuse should be exercised in educali nal matters, lie lore ms time the child was looked upon as a little arrival that must be developed into humanity, that it might stumble along haphazard t its full develop ment. Froe be 1 taught that the cnua possessed the fullest humanity that it would ever possess. In later life these traits are dulled by failure and defeat. The w rk should beirin early, before the child's mind has been warped from its natural tendency. No matter bow Joung the child Umptatious should be ept from it. It was not by stumbling and falling that the child learned to walk. One might as well teach that by theft a child would become honest. Keep away the temptation is one ot the principles ol me kindergarten. Parents who daily prayed, "Lead us not into temptation' would turn to their child and attempt to teach it resistance of temptation by placing temptations in its way. It had been said that John would crack nuts all day if there was a kernel within, but to set John to cracking nuts, each ope a little harder than the lormer, gets to be tedious business. That is what John had to do in the public schools. The child should always see the object to be attained. It had been said that the school should fit the child for a social life, but instead of devel oping the social side f the child's na ture he is isolated from his companions and made snbject to absolute authority instead of being taught mutual help fulness and subjection to recognized law. Some bad said the kindergarten idea was not practical. It was sensible and that which agreed with common sense was the most easy to carry into prac tice. It had been found that in the kindergarten individuality had assert ed itself more rapidly than when chil dren are isolated in their work. He said knowledge is uselesa unless it leads to some results. If knowledge is to be gained it should be for some purpose. The common schools are run on the idea that knowledge was valuable in itself. The mental action did not end in knowledge, but in ac tion. One grain of knowledge well used was of more use than tons of dead ballast. The trouble seemed to be that we thought oureelyes on the top round of the ladder in educational matters, as public schools were consid ered the pride of the nation, while in fact they were the shame of the na tion. A position on the top round waa dangerous. Ni further progress could be made, no movement made except to go down. The idea of proprietorship in children must be banished. The child belouged neither to the father nor mother, but to Clod. He should be taught love and helpfulness for others if he would be fitted fur the social life. He should be taught love for his fel lows, not in the sentimental way, but because he can be helpful to them aud I tuey io nun. This morning at 9:30 Professor Hail- man will talk to the teachers in the high school building. BUILT BY POOR LO. C. A. Wbittemore Discusses the Theory of the Mound Builders. C. A. Wbittemore discussed the Mound Builders before the Kent Scien tific Institute last night in the high school building. He said there was a time wituin the memory of all present when the builders of the mounds were supposed to be a race of men entirely separate aud above the Indians. That they possessed an artistic tktll far bo yond the savages of our day. Some tablets found at Wilmington, Ohio, have caused a large amount of discus sion. One of them is of Waverly sand stone. One side of it is covered w ith symbols, among which are two grin ning idols with bodies terminating like the body t a fish. On the other side is the ligure of a man holding a spear in one hand and some kind of a weapon in the other. Near the center is the figure of a double headed serpent. There is another figure, evidently of a woman, in the act of making an of fering to an all'gator. Behind it is a rattie-enake in the act of striking a panther. The faces of the figures are unlike any known type of mankind and the moccasins are like those, of the modern Indian. The human figures themselves betray the forgery. The woman is in an attire we frequently see and the roan is represented with coat and trousers fitting him as neatly s the work of any modern tailor. Many other times from the mounds have" been imitated. There wss a fel low called "Flint Jack," who trade many "ancient arrow heads." Under the close and impartial scru tiny of the t'nited States bureau of ethnology the superstructure of mys tery and doubt is lcing rapidly cle area away. When we compare the work of the modern Ind. an w.th that found m the mounds we can see but little in feriority. The pipes found in the mounds have been objects of great in terest on account of their numbers and tha skill displayed upon them. The conclusions of tne bureau of ethnology are that of the csrvmet from the mounds which can idfntifjd there are no representations of birds or mammsbs vol indigenous to the Miss issippi vsiley, and consequently that the theories of the origin of the mound builders suggested by the presence in the mounds of carvmes of ufpf-d foreign ammsis are without founds tion. NEW PRESIDENT. Co'or.el Calkins Will Fill the Vacancy in the DoarJ of Health. The rfg'i!r monthly meeting of the board of health m held jetera.T anrnorvi. ir. i'a:e, trie newsy at. p-vnttl msmWr. was present. Colonel t lmn was elected president of board in plac of Captain IJoNrion, deceaeeit. No bus n of import rr wss trtirtel at de from the elect. oa of a pres. dent. The HotbeOin thief hJrr.1 han T.g n1 IUe U Let mourn the K ef damt hsgerve. CHOSE ANEW MAN Conlon's Place on the Police Force TO BE FILLED BY T. M'CARTHY Tha Board SciveJ With Ndtict That Pua Apparatus lntnngts Pnor Patents. Ths Pay Ro Kegiider today. There was a ery short open session of the board of police and fire Commis sioners yesterday, and a very long ex ecutive session. When the latter sec tion cioted it was announced that Thomas McCarthy had been promoted to the pos tion of sergeant, feuperin teudent Katman stated that he had nothing to report from his department except such matters as should come before the board in executive session. The Fire Kxtinguisher Manufacturing company communicated to the board, stating that csutaiu appliances on the aerial truck, purchased from the Mich igan Fire, Ladder A Truck company, were infringements on patents held by them. The company enu nerated four or five apphaucts which it claimed were infringement. Referred to the committee ou finance and the city at torney. Frank Van Blorcom asked that f 16.97, taken from John Quton in 1887, be returned to bim. Helerred to the committee on property. The commit tee oa finance recommended the pay ment of the following bills: Secretary's expenses w f s C t W. Genu M U Pec Kru ; H li. . .MeKeynoids . M !) f-ecretary's ditnr.nwnt , , t , g 7," Wlulbeclt and Kl.ery . u 06 iiand Km l J brick compnay... .-... S si C. tl. mittu. 1 ?j 11. C. llcttiuj;Uouse........... 9 7a The secretary reported that Fire Marshal Lemoin had injured his eyes at the tire at No. 46 Canal street and could not be present. The committee on men and dicipline recommended that Eugene Sutherland and John Closterhouse be confirmed as relief men and Walter K. Maxain as driver. Adopted. Commissioner WTithey moved that the time of meu on probation be extended one week. The board went into executive seaoion for the purpose of considering the applications mado one week ago for positions on the police force. The matter of appoint ing a sergeant was thoroughly dis cussed and as a result Tho i.as Mc Carthy was appointed to the place. Mr. McCarthy was born in New Y'ork aad was appointed on the force five rears ago the 22d day of next Decem ber. He has been a faithful officer and his comrades feel that he deserved the promotion and that he will make them a good officer. DEATH OF W. H. H. SMITH. He Died Suddenly at South Bend, Ind., Yesterday Morning. Telegrams were received from South Bend, Ind., yesterday announcing the death of W.H. H. Smith, a w.ll-known salesman who has resided here for many years. The particulars of the death are not known, the dispatches To-NlGIIT the spellbinders on both sides will make their last appeal, and the presidential campaign will come to a close. Mass meetings will be held in every city and town in the Union, and oratory and enthu siasm will reach their climax. Candidates and party workers will make their final arrange ments for the battle of the bal lots on Tuesday, and take their last precautions aeainst sur prises. , it . . - i - -. , " . , it H Jl ;re- i 1 ,f" ' , WEATHER STRIPS Arc sure preventatives of pll thce annoyance?; they will make your windows snu and tight and vour door proof against all storms. WKATHKR SI RIPS WILL SAVK YOUR FULL, SAVR YOUR HEALTH, SAVE YOUR TKMl'KR. WERE YOU BROUGHT UP ,J:X!: some thoughtless person leave vour establishment, forgetting to close the door alter him. FUTON AX LCLIPSK DOOR SPRING and your door will close of iUelf noirelcsely and securely. Save your coal, fift your asbe. buy a coal sifler and casf? up ou your coal bin, dettosit your ahes in one of our ash cans. Provide a healthful way of temporarily dispoMn;; of the odds and ends from the table and kitchen by getting a Gal vanized Iron GAKHAGH CAN. Invent in Weather Strips, Coal Sifters. Kclipsc Door Spring. Ash PaiN and Garbage? Cnn, and your ret will l undisturbed by the raging of the elements; your conscience will he Har of vain icgrets' over a git irg away of temper; your jxxket tool will increase in obesity and you will he exempt from the calls of the health officer. ns3T7 (77 117 I OTTER ( not giving the cause but ayicg that be d.e j suddeaiy. Mr, Mima was for eveal years con nected with Col. . S. Pierce ia the Ciotiucg business, and later was a cittk m the Tower, but swme tine ago be went to tsoutu Lend, where- he was working in clothiiig slur. He leaves awifecidto cJ'idreu, Ldua, ad 11, aud Flora, aged t, to ruuuru h.s loss. They reside at No. hi Dunham street, tr.:s c.ty. Thr deceased was a Masuu and a tne:ut-er of Ya.ley City lole No. bC, F. aiid A. M. The re main will t fcent to Fruton where his pareuU tends, and the luiitial will t held at that piaie. Stata News in Brief. The well-known law fcrui tf Mont gomery A L of ltik.tig Las letQ diaeolved. Jay P. Lee ret nug. ichard A. Montgomery bat aKx:.aled binelf with his brotner, Juiie Martin V. Montgomery, wuh whom be was asso ciated previous to the iaiur's appoint ment as juuge of the Supreme Court of the Dutrict of Columh a, and the trui will be? known as Montgomery A Mont gomery. Mr. Ix-e w.ll continue to pract.ee in i-ausmg. The steady and heavy rainfalls have neceNsanly caustnf to b cancelled dem ocratic poliLcal ir.eet;i,S iu several parts of the country, the rnesktis being unable to get there. I; g Kapids Bulletin. Has the editor ever read Hugo's description cf the tttle of Waterloo? It cost Calhoun county f 103 last year to cremate sparrow heads alter the boys had taken receipts for kidiug the varniinu. Hereafter township and city clerks are to receive 25 cents per hundred for such work. A farm Hand on Ambrose Milham's farm in Pavilion township, Kalamazoj county, was badly injured by a bull a few days ago; The bull was kilUd to prevent him from injuring any one r Is. Algonac is still infested with the strychnine manipulator. Five dogs gave up the ghoet lat Monday. This makes a total of nearly twenty killed lately in that vicinity. Otsego Yum-Yums and Pooh-Pahs are going to bring out the Mikado, and every young man ia town will be held up to scorn unlets he buys at least two tickets. The picket fence still gets in its work. The 12-year-old son of Henry Layn.au of Algonac recently broke his leg while endeavoring to scale one. Ann Arbcr papers are howling for street signs. Why have street sign? Other omens are pkiity at Ann Artor. At Saginaw Frederick Krousn was fined six cents for accusing Fred Miihr of Kochville ot uicenJ.ar.im. Burglars entered the store of Cole A Co. at Flint oa Monday and escaped with a quantity of jewelry. Dr. Charles Bloodgood has leen ex pelled from the Kalamazoo Medical so ciety for immorality. It will cost Jol.000 to run Kalamazoo county the coming year. The super visors say so. Lansing wilt have a new brick foun dry capable of turning out 4,0t0 stows annually. That very breery sheet, the Saginaw Enquirer, is to have a Sunday morning issue. Kalamazoo is to have a carnage works which will employ 1,000 men. An electric railway is to be built from Port Huron to !SU Clair. Big llapids is figuring on a paid fire department. Hi TIME OF PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR AND III THE FALL PREPARE FOR WHITER ! Soon the cold and enow and tlic whistling winds will he upon us and too lute, m iny of you, will think of several little things you could have dotn. preparatory to their coining, to ensure warmth and comfort. YOUK WINDOWS WILL RATTLK with every h ast of the wind, and the enow and coM air will come in under vour doors. STRIPS OF WIvATH l:M will he found just where they are most unwelcome.