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GKAM KATTO3 HEKAIa1, SUNDAY KOTEHBER 6. iSqz.
GRAND RAPIDS HERALD 0 ! t'flt, , ..- aauii uou .531 UKMs or naciirioa paili itTiuir.OMivAt .oa USUI u4ll9ilil, XhMmmUmmm 1 J4 fcCSibAT, ., WIEKL1, On Tr .o t ta asr It f fc 4 J I. Wfcr dllry U li. atafc lwwkaiAt cumylaiat l tu ltuaa cbhI4I)m will k tbr ll lh wat kulll WltbUl rat hlB rU. Uji4 script via throw M tom Mtl b iwaip Nr ti MUia. WEATHER. Wasuisqtox, Not. 5. For lower Michigan Showers; much warmer; oath wind, exact t. I'EiiKiN. For twelve years Judge I'erkins his been entrusted with public office. Dur ing that period co question a to his intent La ever ar sen. No bream of acaodal has diluted the record he hit made for fidelity. He stands above partisan criticism. IDs act have been subjected to the scrutiny of interested rart.es, but there baa yet to be made trie suspicion of a charge that a dollar iu ever misapplied or niisdrected during hit tenure of office. He is a candidate fcr probate judge a non poUucai place. He is the present ia- 1 - V'f IJ earn bent, and were it not fer the senseless practice of dividing so-called toils of office ho would be unanim ously elected. His office is one wherein the incumbent is brought cloeer to the family and to the home circle than in any other public office. He stands be tween the dead and the greedy living. He muet needs be a man of rare pa tience, forbearance aud unyielding de tkoa of character. To apportion dead men's estates among clamorous claim ants and to throw about the orphan and demented the friendly mantle of protection requires a man of intelli gence, compassion and true hearted Judge Perkins is an exemplar of ail these virtues. A LFBEO WOLCOTT. Mr. Wolcott w a young lawyer, bat not without experience. He has had the advantage of association with law. yers commanding a large business, and this has given him it training that oth erwise would have beon the price of long year of experience. He is pecu liarly qualified for the duties of public prosecutor. Instinct with an evenly balanced sense of justice ho would br.ng to his office that discrimination wL'ch impels a prosecutor to move in th interest of the popl. There wo iU ! no ptt to anipr nor foes to putiisii. Etact and ev'ii justice o-iid hive in h.nt a d-gniiied, unat- :ni,n coljtior. IN i presented for t:i litficv at a man splendidly prepared t, etcu'e the trutt. If ti-.r pop! of Krtit county would h v a c.:roinipct a i'l impartial a rmn strtt cm of just.ee tiMy w.tl ua te in supporting Mr. Wol cott. If t.iey w-Mild have ttieir l! riuess transacted .ta accuracy arid d soUh tftey will vot fur Mr. Wo!, ct tt. If tfiy wGi! I hve no crvcn U nt lo phfil.t Uft for the etcf .f j.-rt.ii ff-endsof t-ie procutor, Mr. W'icott ,11 c tne next proecutjug atuni-y, Jflt T. i.nm John T. )ould, our nom ne for r"?-t-T of Ved, hnt f!i a jr-Winnt fftui t tu-s fwl i l :Tt rs f f this rtjo-itr for rt!ny yrr. The ratr pari nf r s hfi.ii has ftt pit in c?orss C'ttAl d tr ct. Th tiirie ytr n ca h rtd at njidir in til f inks at tile vif ysrs line I'4 tt not heu a tt -frTit f lv : ''t-1. for 8rat part of tuat t.i rs;a h 4 fti ti'ol lxor t f n:t ;';! r?l ', I i Ir. e i, n i Ury r..i u"'.-: i ? t i-r i n.t a blm 'i. K r tourWrt ytmr he bas rlpt'ritid J; m tc.vtH'p ire Is-ard c-f saprv-s- t it. I rt t li-t li :; n I s itd ;i l .capacity of chatrniaa of the board. tee of the new court hoese be rendered valuable trvice to the public mad acted with great cred.t to himself. He office upon trie good record which h has made, and h.a request should be granted. IKSNKLIX l EIOT. Frnk Kddy ss a prime favorite in Lowell, trie viiUjje where be was born sad m which b has lived to manhood. He is one cf those lulaae gentlemen 4 ' ' At whose aociety is courted by friends and whose rlow of humor is as free as a current of rippling water. He is our candidate for countr clerk. Without urging a word m derogation of his op ponent, his friends insist upon Mr. Eddy's election because he is. the right man for the place. In most respects he if a counterpart of the present iu cumbent, whose chief and only sin is that he belongs to the democratic party. Mr. Eddy to the contrary is a staunch republican, always has been one, aud will continue to be one so Jong as democracy proclaims free trade as one of its cardinal virtues. He will be elected to the office not be cause Mr. Carpenter is wholly nnde servinz the houor. but because he de serves to be. This city needs just tucb whole-souled, stirring nun as Mr. Eddy, and his election will make it necessary for him to take up his resi dence among us. He is entitled to re ceive every republican vote and a very Iarze number of democratic votes. He will get both and the office. JACOU EISKNUAKDr. Descended from that sturdy Teuton race whose homely honesty has chal lenged the admiration of all civiliza- tirvn the republican candidate for county treasurer seems to have been wisely selected. Mr. Eisenbardt is not a theoretical workingman. His hands tell the story of actual contact with actual tod. He does not parade his great love for lalor as the jewel be yond value to his fellows, but he pur sues the even tenor of his way satisfied to reap while others loiter and protest. He was nominated for the office of treasurer as a recognition of the two great classes he represents. There was no agreement or subtile contract with professional politicians made to deceive the nonest workingman. He was se lected not as an agitator; not as an in citer to passionate demonstrations of love for labor, but as a loyal, honest, German-American workingman. As su:h bis partv asks that he be received; that he be elected to pay a worthy tribute to the ctusc of labor and to recognize that large and respectable element of our population the Ger man. Mr. Kisenhardt has had practi cal experience in public office, and is so well acquainted with the deU:!s of the office for which he has been nominated tnatlie will be able to attend to them with credit. MrOII.Iy.lUSV These two gent emen are the regular republican candidates for circuit court commissioners. Mr. McOili is a bright and worthy young man. He is popular among the younger member of the party, anJ will receive a hearty and pcnUneo'is endorsement from them. II president cf the young men's repuWican flub and is a tt.rnng, ener aretl worker for the success of h s party. Thf office f c;rou:t court com m;sionfr i or. of impvrtance. Mr. -Mcidl :s certs. nly fitted to discharge its dut'.f s fa thfully and well. Mr. i oje Is also a young mart wtv has rien from tne workt-TcU to a pos.tionof prom inence iu bjs:nM nt jwihtir. Hv has ten stid for lack uf sympathy w th laU.r orffanitt;out, and a daUr m:netl ellorl w.ll ! made to defeat liini. His freadt dsfend tum from th -pr of t upoo h:ri, aud d c are tbt he has l rn rusde the v. ( too of a ri surstrt4fvl!rtr. H is a mau of f-ioty and has worked uutifiiiity for L tuceeva of t! ;..- rty . i:puhl:an I w Ir frl il a duty t- supHirt hini. i i oki tt I M an j m.aof cotiplsits hae I :i made j ju', -t l: ttul a.ttsgitibt tht j cfcri-s i.isincs that it is thcuht Jf tU tt.l a cE.saga U utJ6, fn 1 r republicans have Dominated two very good citizens, both reputable and pains taking physicians, for these offices. Dr. L-anf orth, a resident of Ada, repre sent the townships, and Dr. Locher the city. It is believed that this divis ion equalizes the dut.es and minimizes the responsibilities. Wbere both coro ners reside in the city there are fre quent clashes of authority, and some times the fees to be made beget a great er zeal to impauuel juries and hold in quests than the circumstances calling for the intervention of a corouer really justify. A change can result in no particular injury to the taipayers. It is more thau likely that much good ould result therefrom. Vote for Locber and Danforlh. ISAAC r, HMOBEtUX. Proud to acknowledge h allegiance to the stars and stripes: eager to con fess that he is an American in every muscle and smew; quick to proclaim hi love for the government that affords him refugd and prosperity Isaac F. Lamortaux embodies the noblest and best attributes of citlzeu ship. He is an aggressive republican whose championship of the principles of protection has singled him out among his fellows as a target for harsh criticism by the democratic newspapers. This has not weakened his coutideucc nor dampened his enthusiasm for the right as he apprehends it. He is to- day just as fearless and outspoken as ever. Nominated for a second time to be sheriff of Kent county he appeals to his party for a vindication. There is no reason why he should not be vin dicated. He is the peer of any repub lican that ever made the race and won His qualifications are not subject to question. He is an undoubted citizen. The republicans of this city, from local pride, if from no other reason, should rally to his support and land him a safe and easy winner. Not only should every republican vote for him, but be should urge every patriotic democrat to do likewise. GEOBQE O. ITEaElEE, Our nominee for the state senate from the citv district, is a man of emi nent social and bueiness standing: a man of wide political experience and training in the public service. He has spent the greater part of his life in this city, and has been foremost in the promotion of its eplendid prosperity. He knows its needs as few men can. As a member of the city council and as chief executive of the citv he was instrumental in effecting some of the wisest legislation, by that body, which stands to its credit. As mayor of ths city he discharged the duties of his office with dignity and impartiality. If he shall be chosen by the electors of his senatorial district to represent them in the next legislature ho will perform the duties devolving upon him with wisdom and fidelity. He should be elected. jF.nr.MiAii if. AMirriMiy. Jeremiah Anderson is a man of the common people. His interests and af fections are with the mases. Kepre seating the better cla.s of citizenship he stands pre-eminent as a worthy resi- 7 i'-ti dt of the Valley ( iff. He is the re pubiu an iiuttita fr tus leitisture. His h trt cm for tha orTiA u o-i.j.(t-tijiie4, Viiuiiti aipcfxeuee m the Pi ft h VV common council and intimate knowl edge with the necessities of the city he is abundantly equipped to look after the city's interests in the lower house. Personally Mr. Anderson is genial. kindly and a goo4 neighbor. Every body speaks well of him. He is liked for his noble qualities of mind and heart, and by none better than by the workingmen whose devoted friend he always nas been. WILLI AH A.LDK1CH TATIl'M. It is fortunate for the city that the republicans were wUe enough to nomi- rate for the legislature ft lawyer of ability and standing. Mr. Tateum is one of the closest students of munici pal law in the state. His legal knowl edge will be of infinite advantage in a body where such knowledge is essential to the drawing of proposed enactments. The democrats made aj singular over- eight in this respect. Their candidates are intelligent men, but not one of the three could draft a statute that would stand the scrutiny of a court. It is therefore ot direct and great import ance that a lawyer who is capable. trustworthy and honest shall be sent to represent us at Lansing. Mr.Tateum is a young man, greatly admired for his atlabilitv and easy address. He has served in the common council and knows how to serve this municipality in a satisfactory manner. EUGENU . ALLEN. Mr. Allen is atypical American. lie believes in the triumph of American institutions. Not given to ostentatious display he quietly enjoys the blessings vouchsafed to him and to all under the benign laws of his state and coun try. He is a protectionist and there fore a republican. Mere incidents do not sway his judgment, but ho reasons from cause to effect when called upon to vindicate a principle. His; business is such as to bring him into continued contact with the home-owners. He understands how our people are ei. abled to buy homes and pay for them He is a republican candidate for the legislature. His knowledge of the laws governing municipal realty, public and private, is keptalert by daily application The subject of taxation is one in which he excels. He has made a study of it. He knows where the poor is pinched and where the rich are favored. Such a man iu the legislature will prove his worth before the session has been fairly settled to business. EDM CM D M. ItAKNABD. Mr. Barnard was a member of the last house of representatives and dis tinguished himself as a careful, pru demand conscientious public servant He is now a candidate for the senate and it is conceded that he will be elect ed by a handouie majority. Only two wards iu the city will participate in the election of a senator for the ieven teenth district. Mr. lUrnsrd is de aervrdly strong with the people, for he has proved his fidelity to every trust repoeed in him. m huidh's flop. For some years James K. McRrid affiliated with the republican part and was honored by it with signal and repeated recognitions. A few day since he announced bis withdrawa from the party It-caus?, among nhe reasons stated, it is a party of "fraud and corruption." Mr. McP.ride is a lawyer, and as tuch is telieved to be a man that analyze conditions at a glance and formulate opinions with celeritr. Put m tin -s h seems to have takrn an amount of time Wfore arriving at th Mtlemn conclusion that he mut hav the party for the party's co t. If th pttrty i corrupt and fraudulent must have t-eeu so from the momen Uk two nntonal platform frue the Rieat oi-oie. That was in June. II did lift then ttimk the party was bad at to proscr.te hit virtuous m;r trthip. Nor dvd he t!nnk to !pten her 17, when as a candidate for prose cut ts attorney i, the it-pul-Jscan Couuiy eonveution, ha wrote to l-dward t;acioe( a dUgatet asking h.ot.up poit l-.s caudidary agint a fcot of c.oijt txi, an. assuring bun in eate dsfsat tuat ha tvouid "be found ia the fighf with his succetof ul competitor. it would appear that Mr. Mcliride's eraocraey dated from his defeat as a candidate for prosecuting attorney. It would also appear that the republi can party was all right so long as it conferred political honors on him. Mr. McBride has the right to desert his party whenever he thinks proper, cr lor nia own oenenu u has the right to espouse the principles of another party at any time be may elect, but it is the basest of ingratitude to know the presence of a sin for years and unmask it at a time when he is u tie ring from a contused cranium. Mr. Mcliride's sudden withdrawal from the party has left a hole as large as that made by the boy who stuck his finger into a pail of water and then looked for the place where his finger went in. Therk is something so improbable in the story borne from Chicago narrating the marriage of a father to his own daughter, that one instinctively hopes that it will prove to be wholly without foundation. There is, however, a dread suspicion that it may turn out to be true. If it shall so develop, it will afford a plot from real life about which the architects of yellow covered litera ture will weave ft series of thrilling and disgusting novelettes, beside which the imaginings of Zola will become tame and insipid. These is little left to do in this cam paign. Republicans will keep ft sharp eye to democratic tricksters and see to it that no dishonest means be used to thwart the will of the great majority. An honest election will and must be bad. In an honest election the entire republiban state ticket will be elected. It is one of the beet tickets ever in the field and ought to be successful to a man. Congressman Springer To discard the organization which nominated Cleveland for the presidency twice, and once carried the state for him for presi dent, which nominated and elected him governor, and which now has seven successive and signal victories to its credit in the state of New York, would be an ct of political suicide. Vote. Vote the straight republican ticket. Vote for your homes. Vote for your own protection. Vote for the good of the city. Vote for the good of the county. Vote for the good of your state. Vote for the highest interests Of the country in which you live. It is doubtful whether the board of health has shown wisdom , in reducing the corps of sanitary inspectors at this time. If there was ever ft winter when cities should be thoroughly inspected to prevent an accumulation of filth it will be during the coming winter when the danger from cholera is lurking on our shores. ! Chicago j Herald (dem.) It is not seriously claimed in any quarter that Mr. Cleveland can carry! New York. Ouly madmen will profess that the democratic party can elect a president next November without New York. That is th4 situation in absolute situ plicity. j ,1 Whek Herbert Spencer was asked forhisopinion concerning Kenan's phil osophical works, he frankly confessed that he had never read them. A great many of j the literary critics of the country are in the same condition; but far less frank. All. the labor unions in New Or leans are going to strike except the ty pographical union. A printer is too bright to stop work on account of grievances. He has too many other ways of getting even with the deal. While the registration to date is unprecedentedly heavy, it does not foreshadow the division of the vote. It is safe to predict, however, that the republican vote will be the largest ever polled in this city. j General A. j. earner o man knows what true democratic principles are can, without grossly stultifying himself, eeoouse either the platform or the men who stand on it. the stump this year. 1 am not on Calvin S. Brice I tell you frankly there is not a thinking democrat in Chicago tonight who doesn't fully re alize that Mr. Cleveland can not be elected president of the United States this year. Fkom the estimates furnished by the county and congrefsional committees it is obvious that somebody is doomed to cheerless disappointment next Wed nesday morning. There is some satislaction to be ob tained from an early winter. The sooner tnow comes the fewer defeats the U.if M.'s foot ball team will sus tain. Ir you discover a surfeit of political matter this morning vou wil be solaced by the nfifcticn that it will not occur again in four long years. ScitTT folks wal not postpone con templated fe stivdies to attend the dem ocrat.o jollification meeting. Ttere woo't t any this year. Now that the "co-eds" hare adopted abbreviated gowns Aon Arbor will te avoided by the traveling burlesque companies. No, gentle maiden, tUt kindergarten class in th prosecuting attorney's eC fice does not wear t-.t-s and tuckers. Y-t v i Mr. slocum w-,U have reason to 1h thankful thai Grand lUrids gas i not of the "juk-no" variety. General s cklt-r I tell you, s r. ifie old aold-er tt not vote for Cleveland. Ha cannot carry New York. Tut fc wol be a sat face at tt-t win dow ia Grevei's mautidu is auj. HE TMEDTO DIE Ralph Slocum Attempts to As phyxiate Himself by FILLING HIS ROOM WITH GAS A Meter Cava ths Warning That Saved His Lite He Has Had a Check ered Career. Ralph Slocum, eil kuoan atout town, attempted suicide at V o'clock yesterday morning iu a fashionable boarding house at No. 216 Ottawa street by closing the doors aud windows and turuing on the gas full force. The rapid click ot the gas metr saved hit life. The other residents of the houe noticed the rapd working of the meter and began a Search for the cause. They found fciocura in his room rigid and ap parently dead. He had thrown his coat on the floor against the door to prevent any possible entrance of pure air. Ir. J. J. Kice, who lives ntxt door, was summoned and responded immediately. It took two hours of vigorous work before telocum was re stored to consciousness. On h s desk were six letters, one of which was di rected to his mother, Mrs. Dr. liodle, of llellaire. He left a note asking that the letters be mailed, as he had no money to pay the postage. The letters were destroyed soou as he recovered and their contents are not known. Slocum has lived a fatt life, and was unable to keep up with the pace he had set. Atone time he was bookkeeper for the Kusterer bottling works, but gut the hnancs ot his em ployers and bis own so mixed that he was obliged to go wesu Could Mot Gt LutplojtnaaU Very recently he returned to this city and attempted to get employment, but failed, and becoming discouraged attempted to take his lite. His father lves m Detroit. Kalph bad attempted to get money from his father, but was unsuccessful. Iu his letter to his taotuer he stated that he was in hard luck, and his prospects ruined. His mother is Mrs. Lr. Dcdle, formerly of this city, now of Bellaire. As soon as tome of tiia friends heard of his attempt upon his life a fund was raised for him and he will be taken care of for a time until be recovers. Some of bis frieuds ttate that the caute of his downward course was dis appointment in a love affair. Some years ago he was engaged to an esti mable young lady wno relused to marry him on account of his prone ness to being tough. On returning to this city about a week ago he learned for the first time that she was married. He told several friends he was badly broken up by the news and seemed very despondent. During the past year he has oeen in Chicago and claimed he roomed with Harry Pease, formerly of this city. biocum is a Dright young leuow, ins chief weakness being that he has not been able to anake off the tad innu ences that surrounded him. His friends will now aid him and will as sist him to brace up and be a man again. TOOK UIS OWN Lire. More Particulars of Harry Smith's Sad Death. Since the first reports were circulated concerning the death of Harry Smith. it has been learned that he committed suicide. He was found in his room in the New Sheridan bouse of South Bend with a bullet hole iu his right temple Gas was escaping from an unlighted jet, behaving takeu double precautions to make nisueatu certain, lie tide the bed lay a revolver of 3;: calibre, with an empty chamber. The openings about the door, window and transom nad been padded with paper and every pre caution taken to prevent the gas Irom getting out of the room. The prepara tions tor the deadly deed showed the most deliberate, careful and deter mined action on the part of the des perate man. The bullet had failed to do its work as it did not penetrate the skull. The suicide had aome doubts about the efficacy of the revolver, so to make the attempt doubly sure the gat was turned loose and allowed to till the room. When the coroner made an investi gation, it was found that death had been caused by asphyxiation. The bul let had made only a flesh wound, im bedding itself in the outer part of the sku 1, just above the temple. Mr. Smilh'i Lttir. The following letter was found lying on bistable: November 2, 1S92 To the Finder: Being tired of life and the struggle for a bare existence, I have decided to push aside the veil and explore that unknown country from whose luTiie no traveler e tr returns. This may l-e called a rath act, but I don't think it such for the privilege of existing is hardly worth the eflort of a man who lives by his brain and la lor, in my opinion. I would like to have the fo lowing people notified of my death: Mrs. W, H. II. Smith, Jr.. No. 81 Dunbar street. Grand Itapids, Mich. Miss Winnie Smith, Fenton, Mich. (ill Is. Smith, ietroit, Mich., care Free Press. I would like to have the funeral ceremouy of the 11. P. O. F. said over my body here and wish to b shipped to Grand Rapids, Mich., and there laid in the burial lot of Y'aliey City lodge, F. A A. M., No. RS, of which lodge I am a inernbr in good standing Andjnow in conclusion, may all those who feel that I have wr oged them forgive me, as I do thoe whom I fee have wronged me, is the last wish of . Ha rby Smith. tils TlnHj rtrnnght ttr. Wdnedav Mr.Smith tried to lorrow a revolver of a friend ou some trifl-n pr txt. He remained in his room in the New Sheridan bousa all the net day. The Loo ketr savs he bsd the gas -iehted most cf the time and i neard tac;ng the room whenever sii pted it. She called to birn core and sked if be was s c'k or wanted eom tmtir to eat. hut be rerlid that he did net care for anything t-ut water. The wairwaasnt h m. He did ootlare ths- room durng the day. Mr. smith w a man cf cor,viv?l bsbita and sorrt -res drank to excess. Th a undoubtedly was me of tnecau- that led u h t sad and trace end. He was naturally e j ;!y and aeemel eo well ctit-nt'-d w tb life, however, that noc-ne would have sIertM Lira as a aubjet of the eu:nde msnva. Mr. Sm tl was yrara old. II tH-dr a-rrived m the ear at 11 nVcca yetrday rooTitir. It was taken to the fam.ly resdre?, No. M Datthar street. 7he !unral will t hil fro u the rewJ-Tce at 2 Vfknk afierr.n a:d th n terror-. t w;:l t-e- in Fulton si-ft cemetery. The de r d tat a mt-r of 4r Hftdnr i hood 1 Iks, Yaiiey City hjge, F. aai A. M., and a former rueruto r of De o:ai rouimandt ry Ku gi.it Irmp'ar. 11 1 funeral will t touviucu-d utidrr the aurpicrs of the societies to wluch he- Ujuiird. BOARD OK EDUCATION. Only Routine liumc Ttantactei el Li Night's bcon. Hereafter persons that wish to at tend night achooi mut hate a certifi cate t f moral character from theauptr- iLueudt iii vi schoolt. "i gatig wi.l b sonekhed and Mii.ilt fuBittiOiia- lr wishing to t-tudr a ill Lv a c hkoie. te Uard of educat.oa u deeded iatt night. In the aUtL.ee of lTa.dent .her, lrustre il:,r pit-s.ded. It decided to ettaUith an ungraded tchool at Hall street and to eiU.u o night school, out in the Norm Division ttreet t-u.idir.R and one iu the central. The limits of the Fountain street jhool were extended to ioc.ude both s.des of Je Hereon atetiu. K. W. Dow's resignation a instructor in the high school was acteoud. beresa May bury was transferred to iMry street; Lottie Arrow smith to l'ine street, Nellie B. Nela m to Jetler- ton street; Ophelia hatterlee to Jetfer- son avenue; K. A. Carpenter and Mrs. May bury to be instructors in the cm- rai night chool. Julia and Margaret Doran were granted third grade csrt.a- Cates. It was unanimously voted to require the pupils m the night schools to ob- ta n permits from the suwenuUndeitt of schools. LITERARY CLUB. The Character of Htlca Gardtncr's Wnt- wfi Discutaed by tfct Members. At the meeting of the literary club yesterday afternoon the first number on the program was music from the overture of Othello, by Hoteim. t was loliowra ly an article ou tha "l'rar. ical Side ol Sculpture." a ioem. 'Lines Addreased to a Skeleton." mnd short sketch of the Ule ot Htin iiardener wtre given. Li tracts from some of her books were read, followed by a discueeion of the following qu. tions: "Can-prenatal intlueocn intelli gently exercised modify long fUb- iished inherited traiUr' "Which t.t serve to elevato humanity, to diacuu the evils of the day and t y know. eg tnem help find a remedy, or lt tht-m entirely in the background?" loes not the fiction treating ot deb ate subjects educate persons who would not read purely ncienliue works'."' "Which is the nobler aim in life, personal intellectual culture, or knowledge of v.lal quedioas of the dav. The guests of the Literary club were at follows: Mc-sdamesT. 1 enol, Cin cinnati; Miller, New York; N. Freeman, I'ublin, Ireland; I. von, hatt Ssginaw; Cavanaueh, Mti'kecon; llanford. An dover; Stevenon, CursonCity: K. V. Welch, Ionia: J. W. Thompton, De troit. FIRK IN A DRY KILN. The llartiaon Company Loses $5,000 VVorth of Lumber. Fire broke out yesterday afternoon at 4:30 in the dry kiln of Hamsou's wagon works on North avenue and did coufiderahle damsge l-efore it was sub dued. An alarm was turned in from ttox No. t)7 and the department re sponded, but with the facilities at baud could not get control of the Lire which was making rap.d headway in the dry lumber stored in the budding. A second alarm was turned in and extra apparatus was taken to the ecene. rour streams of water were brought to bear on the flames. Within three- quarters cf an tiour the fire was under control and was confined to the build. ing in which it appeared. The kiln is a three-story bnct structure end m h!led with drv hardwood lumber. Mr. Harrison estimated his loss at f- VOK). He could not estimate his insurance on the property destroyed, as the insur ance covers the whole plant for JIl'.- 000. The hre is supposed to have crci- nated from a spark emitted from a blow pipe. TALKED TO THE TEACHERS. Prof. Hailman Discusses Kindergarten's Relation to Primary Grades. Prof. W. N. Hailman spoke at o'clock yesterday morning to the teachers in the high school building on the relation of the kindergarten t the primary school. He paid he thought the spirit in which the child was trained in the kindergarten should le carried into the primary grades. If it were the proper method to show the pur pose for which all work was done to the child, it mutd te the proper method when he enters the primsry. The mere cramming in of knowledge was not the end to te attained. The adapt ability of knowledge should t sought. The best school be ever saw was in Boston. The teacher taught no arith metic, no reading, no writing. The pupils were lead to see lb necessity for arithmetic, the need for reading and the need for penmanship, and were good scholars in those branches because they Understood the need of them. Uses American Ttn Plate. Chief Clerk W. H. Cameron of the master mrchanics' ofLce of the Grand Rapids A Indiana road is authority for the stale ment that that road is now using American-made tin plate exclu sively at the shops of the road iu tins city. It is said by the same authority that the plate is "of a superior quality to that winch was used when a tor-eien-made article was tiwd. The p'ets is from the celebrated Tailor m ils if Philadelphia, and is as near perfect aa human genius is able to produce. Ths price, Mr. Cameron says, is telow that paid for the foreign made article. Tbe Grand Jlsp ds A Indiana road tiae rsst qusntit et of tiu p'.ate for car roolt and various parpoaet. Too Soon" Pedro Party. The "Too Soon" Pfdro club gswe its f.rt pedro party last evening at the r-";denre of Albert Stons-hous, Ne 4GI Scnbner street. Priia were won t r Mrs. Frank Kdge aud J. IWreth. "The next party will le given at tv residence of Mrs. 1 rank Fdgs-, No. I" Broadway street, next Saturday eve- r-ii-g. . t Educstienal flihibit The Grand Bap ds ecno'ils win have an exhibit at tns wot id s Js-r. The Novemter niimler of tbe Ilel:o, in addition to th art e'e on the enbjri by the Hon. Ferns H. itch, will r.Q. tain an account of the ed rt rational si. h:n;t from this c-ty. It wiii ! issued overcltr 1?. Dr. Locker by Ehot. Dr. lyvkerW of Grsnd Fr-rka, sVpth Dakota. satiVot 1-ylhe eeMWital .s. charge pf a gnn lst Snndsy whii bunt.rg. He dropped the gun ard it was discharged in h;S far. The ci-arre of er.ot entr1 I,, mouth. He is sr. iou y if p.itfata !r ryjr'-!i. JI ? tl busnd of Mrs. lAt-k.t-r)rt who r fentiy pnr t a -d llart-t.ars tiaw. was en bsr wsy tot'ifa c "y at the tm and wm tUgra bti to return i.ttus.