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"'I hi- I oinao il tlu l-rccks" by Ml.
W. J. Millman, tin art t rit it, to appear
in Tho (Yntnry for March, will bo out1
of the inot profusely illustrated papers
ever published in that magazine. In
conclusion, tin an hor contrasts the
highly artistic sculpturing of the
Creek coins with the wretched art of
our own, a topic which is also treated
editorially in the same number. In the
same number (Jeorge W. Cable's nov
elette, (Irande l'ointe" appears com.
pleto and occupies twenty-four pages.
Kemble furnishes it with eight illustra
tions. Prof. Wilbur V. Tiliett of Van
derbilt university, has contributed an
article to this number on "The. White
Man of the New South," in which he
reviews the progress of the section in
Wealth, deelopmcnt of resources,
education, benevolent work, etc., with
interesting statistic and conclusions.
The subject of Faith-healingis reviewed
from its two sides adversely by the
Kev. Jas. M. Ibi. kley. I. 1., of the
Christian Advocate, and favorably by
Mr. U. KeNo Carte, wlio is a lirm be.
liever in the doctrine.
New York state has a new and prom-i-iriLT
reformatory institution for bos,
ci'l.-il the liuriiani Industrial Farm
A l iiir'' and tin Iv equipped farm has
I i i ; i 1 1 . i 1 1 1 - d 1 ' Mr. V. (r Iiurnliain.
ai.d a niat i. m has bi-t-n formed
br i l: 1 -. lt it. I; i- the intention of
?!. '. t v i i ' i e I o s I elwccti
M'Vrii :.!..! -'.'i ir of agi . who
1 . I it. :: i t r t I'll alley, VMg-
i.r c i. '.::.! i e i t.i','.: -. a it . i train
the'i! t'. h.tVi:- 't i1!.!:;-' v . u'ue th-!ii
the e',. ..f an English edu
cation aid a 1 1 i : 1 1 : i : : 1 1 training which
Will lit tle'IU ft'!' If -M.ji..!'t. This 1-
-1 ii k ! tj . . t the ro..' of the. !:-..r. ItT W liicll
it i -t'Uht to i r ate. and any "'--tein"
of reform or education which ha
imt. lh for oVecl laek-. the mil'
t!iinr imv.Min t in-'are its ueee--ful
working. "An ounce of prcentitn is
woitlia pound of cure." and a dot n
other maxims from 'Tier Kichard'.s
Almanac" may come in very pat in
this connection.
A new ti aniboat is now building in
Liverpool. Ln., for Lihi; William
Ta Jor in Africa. It will l.e finished
about the lirst of April and a few d:i .
later, will be shipped in sections to the
Cotigo riv-r.v here it willl.e n he.. I by
the Kev. I'M ward Matthews of Spring
Arbor, Mich., who will put it together
and launch it. The vessel is to be eon -structed
of steel, with stem, w heel and
ll at bottom, and will make from eight
to ten knots an hour. It is to be 'JO feet
long. I'! feet wide, feet hold, and will
draw two feet of water. It will be sup
plied with electric lights, with ho-e and
nozzle, run by steam, to be ued, amofjg
other purpose, for putting to flight a
licet of attacking canoes. The minion
of this -gospel ship" is well understood
bv the title it bears.
The passage ami signature of the in
ter-state coiniuerce law will leg'slate
out f otlice a number of railroad pool
commissioners. One or two of them
may get places on the new commission.
But tiiat will pay them only ; a
ear, and Commissioner l ink, at the
head of the great trunk line pool, gets
.-.", o(U a year. Rlatielinrd, at the
head of the central trallie pool, gets
$1K.(.iuo, and Mi glev. at the head of
the great .southwestern pool, gets '2,
0X). There are fifty of these gentle
men scattered oer the country getting
salaries from .'.", oo) down to ?1 :.', An
and they have under them some thou
sands of clerks. Just as soon as the
President s'gned the bill they were
legislated out of a living.
A Massachusetts maiden has written
to the Cheyenne Sun inquiring about
the prospects of .securing a husband in
the territory. She "does not wish to
marry a man that is green, but one who
is thoroughly sensible, good looking,
kind-hearted and patient, w ho will pro
vide a good home for one who will
neyer seek the wilds of Wuuning with,
out some good motive. I am full ol
sentiment kind to everybody, n akt
beautiful bread and cake, and like honn
furnished in an attractive manner, that
Ms after the eastern style."
A Texas legislator is reported to have
introduced a bill making it unlaw ful tc
manufacture, import, or sell any pistol
of less than 4 1-ealibre. His reason for
introducing the bill is that a man hit
with a bullet front a 41-calibre wilj
generally die before he has a chance t
shoot back. The result will be an ob
vious saving of human life. Moreover,
a 41-caliber pistol is so big that it can't
bo worn concealed in the hip pocket 01
any other pocket.
A local physician of Mason City, la ,
had a faith cure doctor arrested in or
der to test the law for practicing with
out a certificate, What tho result wil
bo Is not known, but from this distanet
it looks as though the 'medics" are t
little frightened at the wonderful suc
cess which follows In the wako of th
roan of faith.
Tho Feast.
The second annual banquet of the Mlchl
i pan club occurred at tho Princes rink in
I Detroit February mid was a grand suc
i covs. the general verdict being that it was
( the most pleasing and l est managed affair
that ever transpired in Detroit. It was a
1 splendid gathering of represeutativo men
, from all parts of the state and union.
Senator Palmer acted as master of cere
I monies aud after the feast ha.lbeen served
I and the cloth removed, the senator intro
I duced (5ov. Luce, w ho in a happy manner,
welcomed the guests from abroad to the
j state, (iov. Luce was followed by Messrs.
' Palmer, Routelle, Wise, Iollivar and
j Ilawley. Letters of regret were received
I from many distinguished men whose
I duties in Washington rendered it impossi
ble for them to bo prc.seut.
John A. Corbin has been appointed a
clerk in tho railway service of the Detroit,
Lay City He Alpena railway. John owes
his appointment to Congressman Fisher.
Shiawassee county pioneers celebrated
Washington's birthduy by meeting and
pronouncing eulogies upon those of their
member who have died during the year,
and listening to addresses nbouuding in
reminiscences of early days in the eountrj .
A company has been organized in Heed
City for the manufacture of cultu stock,
rod and dowell pins.
A piece of timber win fished out of the
bottom of tho Saginaw river the other
day. worth 7. It had been sunk neatly
' years ut Stone Island, near Lav City.
Eugene E. Smith of South lluvcii, rame
to las death by strangulated hernia
brought on by over lifting.
Willi'tm Perrin, n member of tho fresh
tnan medical class of tho university, died
on th ,'4th nlr. 'lie' remains were sent to
hi' home in Kincardine. Out.
The Saginaw Courier says the total luru
1 it and shinglo pro lin t of Michigan for
lssr, was it.'.'M.HT.lT.") feet; of shingles -.'.'n),.
l.M. '.''. The lumber product exceeds that
of lsv" by -tuv.iTvo 1 feet, and the shingla
product exceeds that of ls.i by 11 I.-Huki-At
theel.t-eof the manufacturing season
th.-re was on hand l.:C,,ltil,oo feot of lum
ber and '.'NVsjis.O hi shingles.
Ir. C. LeMuthof Plymouth, died at
San lUego, Cal., Keb. "Jl, of consumption.
Spectacle Leef lighthouse, at the head of
Lake Huron entrance to the straits, is in
need of repairs to the amount of $.'0.(..
A large number of Scandinavians at i
Lakeside have decided to start a co opera
tive st.. re nb..ut the 1st f April. They
pr.. pose a stock company of $:t,oji) capital,
divided into sh ires.
it'Miry W. Colleen, a proriinent youug
1 iisiness man of Vussfir, is dead.
'Hie grand lodge royal templars of tem
p r.ince. at the annual meeting in Lansing
t-ieeted the follow iug otlicer for the en
Miing year: Conduetor, Geo. M. Dewey
of wos-o; past councilor, Mrs. P. IV
Whittield of Grand Kapids; vice councilor.
L. 11. Russell of Lay City; chaplain, Mrs.
A. 11. Klagg of Uattlo Creek; secretary,
Gilbert M. Hasty of Lansing; treasurer, A,
S. Partridge of Flushing:! herald. Mrs. A.
M Coor r of ltattle Creek ; deputy herald,
( ). M. P.rundage of Kalamazoo; guard,
Tho. L. Sharp of Whitehall; sentinel,
Henry W. Parker of Owosso ; directors II.
"W. Randolph of Vernon ; II. L. P.owen of
Greenville, N. L. Plain of Lowell. TP?
Ijext annual meeting will be held in L.t
Ling, Feb. A ls-v.
Fife Lake suffered a ln of flt.OM the
other r.ight by lire. Among other losers
is K. It. Dennis of the Fife Lake Comet,
whose oMiee is an entire loss with no insur
ance. Tho cause of the lire is not known.
Nothing but a still night saved tho town,
there being no protection of any kind.
Orrin Hill, one of the oldest residents oj
Pent water, was taken with a severe pain
jn the back of the head while at work. The
I ain never left him, and he died the next
day. The case puzzles the doctors.
The p.ungor furnace is just now shipping
1.' c ar loads of pig iron daily.
( has. Leggs, for over 'Jo years the light
hou-e keeper at Lseanabn, is dead.
Fred Deforest of Linwood. Pay county.
accidentally shot himself w hile out hunt.
ing the othei day. His r'ht arm had to
be amputated.
J. C. Adams, a pioneer lumberman of
Last Tawas. dropped dead at his residence
the other night of paralysis.
Miss Carrie Ha!ler of (tnso, who lias
been ailing mentally for some time, pre
sented herself at tho Pontile asylum tho
other day, and aked to be taken in as she
was insane. Her diagnosis of her case was
found to be correct.
The Lakeside horse thief association of
Lerrien county is a society to protect
members against horse thieves, and at tho
annual meeting hold a few days ago tho
reports showed the organization to e in
a nourishing condition.
The Detroit, Charlevoix and Kscanaba
ra'.iroai elected It. M. Cherrie of Ironton,
president; Arthur A. Lleasby of Kalkaska,
vice president; J. Milo Katon, Charlevoix
secretary; F. J. Meach, treasurer and K.
). Cruikshank. attorney.
The remains of the late Prof. Olney of
Ann Arbor, are to to interred in Kalama-
The movement for the establishment of
an Olney professorship endowment in
Kalamazoo college is meeting with every
indication of success.
The fourth annual convention:of the
women's relief corps, department of
Michigan, will be held in Grand llapids,
March 17 and is.
It is claimed the rort Huron & North
western railroad will be made a standard
guage line this summer whether it is
bought by the F. k P. M. or not.
(. F. Sterns has presented nine twen
tieths of the stock ofjthe Pig Ilapids water
power Improvement company to the city
: with which to encourage infant industries
i to settle there.
Robert Rosseau, tho brakeman who had
his foot and ankle crushed by the cars on
! the Detroit & Hay City railroad at Roch
ester some time ago, died at the Lambert
son hotel in that village Feb. 2T.
The Hardeen paper mill is to be located
i at Otsego.
Hois & Avis of Hudson hare just com
pleted one of the handsomest roller rocesi
flouring mills in the state.
About 30 years ago Mrs. (J. U. Fuller of
Adrian got a needle in her thigh. alt's been
Indifferent parts of her anatomy eTT
since, until the other day when it came to
light and was removed.
A company has been organized at Pert
ton Harbor to manufacture church, hall,
opera house and bank furniture, aUo otlice
anil store fittings.
John Sjiinloii of Flint, aged 2-'!, was in
ktantly killed while couping car.
"Snow two feet deep on a level" in tho
report from Roscommon.
A shingle and paving block factory is to
be in operation in Roscommon early in
tho spring.
Under tho specifications of Gen. Cutch"
eon's muster and roll bill the 1,000 or l,5o0
Michigan soldier who are to lx benefited
should take notice that all claims must be
in before Juno 3 next.
The board of education of Cadillac pub
lishes a weekly list of tardy pupil.
The safe of the Michigan Central freight
office at Suspension Uridge, Ont., was rol
bed the other afternoon in a mysterious
manner. The cashier locked the money
drawed and stepped into an adjoining
room for a few moments only. Upon his
return tho money drawer was found partly
open and fj'." were missing. Tho thief
omitted to secure several hundred dollars
which might have been taken.
Gen. Hyron It. Pierce, one or tho mana
gers of the soldiers' home.favors tho poliej!
of supplying the inmates of tho soldiers'
home, with beer.rather than have them go
out uud get drunk ami fall a prey to rob
bers. A sa I accid'-nt happene 1 at Foster's
Station, three miles west of Ann Arbor
the other morning. Christina Froy start
ed with her It year old c hild to visit a neigh
bor. She walked up the track, and whilo
carrying the child across tho bridgo just
west of the station the G-and Rapids ex
press, coming east, struck her, instautlv
killing both mother and child. It seems
strange she did not hear the approaching
train, while there are th isn w ho think sho
intended suicide. No fault attaches to tho
train employes, who did their utmost to
avert the accident.
Webb Miller of Charlotte, was instantly
killed at Nashville tie other clay by a
freight train running over his head, crush
ing it beyond recognition.
J A. Parker, a resident of Lonawco
county since 1 !!'., died at his homo near
Adrian a few days ago. His wife, with
whom ho h el lived t5 years, survives him.
Mrs. Georgo Oaks of Wheatland, Hills
dale county, has pared 1,4"0 bushels of
apples this winter besidoJ attending to her
other work.
Pellair wants a broom handle factory.
Corunna boasts that it is one of tho best
points in the state for tho brick and tilf
fl. F. Puckiey, formerly of Coldwater,
suicided at Nebraska City, Neb., tho other
Mrs. John Reed or Michigan, whose son
was killed in the war, was granted a pen
sion after her husband deserted her. Mr.
Reed died, and the husband then applied
to have the pension transferred to him.
A bill to that effect was parsed, and tho
President returns it with hij veto, giving
the facts in the case.
At a saloon row in Iron Mountain Louis
Panakarey was knifed to death by a j
drunken brute.
John Westman, n miner in tho Columbia
mine near Marquette. Ml to tho bottom of i
tho shaft tho other day. a distanco ot 110 ;
feet. He died in a few houm after sutler- j
ing terrible agony.
Prof. M. V. Pork's school of practical i
education in Lansing, has been suspended. !
Dr. II. 11. Hemingway has been appoint- '
ed on tho Kalamseoopension examining
Frank Riley of Vernon U under arrest
On a charge of arson.
Rattle Creek college will shortly inaugu
rate a special course for young ministers
colporteurs, Pible readers, and such others
as desire to engage in christian work.
Adrian people have been seized with tho
oil fever which has spread all over Michi
gan, and a company has been organized
and will bore tho city full ot holes, if need
be, to find the oleaginous substance.
Asa lirown and Mr. Helen Stanley
pioneers of Pontia1. have passed awiy.
W. S. Holds worth, a former graduate,
has been appointed instructor in drawing
at the agricultural college.
Willis Watkins, Thomas Ferrill. Conrad
Lehn. John Sap.illord ami Lucius Watkins,
all of Manchester. h:i e brought separate
suits in the circuit court in Washtenaw
county, to reeover the money paid to Man
chester township for building a bridge.
F.ach claimed damages of .Vm.
Lx Gov. Pegole has a claim of tl.""0for
attorney's fees, which were incurred at'
the tine the ex-governor hail his little j
skirmish with Dr. Wilson of the deaf and
dumb nsylum, when the latter refused to
obey the commands of the chief executive.
Mrs. Verhoeksof Grand Rapids, to shelter
her child from the cold, put some extra
covering over it. When waking up three
hours after she found the babo in the same
position thinking it still asleep but a
second look showed that tho child was
dead. A physician was called and after an
examination said tho child had been
The reunion of tho Twenty-sixth Michigan
Veterans will be held in Muskegon April f.
Lphriam JuiLon. a school teacher of
Fenton township.Genesee county,has been
fined (I anil Ji"cost for whippinga scholar
until tho lad was black and blue. Tho case
will be appealed to tho circuit court.
A rich body of hematite, oro has been
discovered in Marquette.
Tho Lake Superior iron company has ad
vanced tho wages of employes l. per cent.
Mrs. Nettie Van Antwerp of Grand
Rapids took morphine to relieve tooth
ache. The d se proved too much, and tho
next morning she was found dead in bed.
Charles Cole, ' years old, has been a
faithful keeper at the Jackson prison for
40 years. A petition is now being signed
asking that his position and pay l-e grant
ed him for life.
Eighteen Reed City gentlemen have pup
chased large tracts of land in Manistee and
Mason counties, and will put down oil
Great excitement has lioen caused In
Jackson by tho discovery that one of tho
leading butchers in the city has !een fat
tening his hogs on dead horses. Tho facts
were brought to light during an examina
tion of Loyal Eessembr for violating tho
health ordinance. He testified that the
dead horses that were drawn from tbecity
wcro hauled to the butcher to feed jugs.
The loard of health hava not yet deter
mined what they will do. but it Is stated
that some action will le taken in the case.
The Soldiers' Home Investigating;
Committee Make a Report.
M Isrelhtiieuii .Nrto from Lansing.'
L,si'. o. March 1,
Tho report of the committee appointed
to investigate tho irregularities of the sol
dier' homo has been finally submitted to
tho house. It is voluminous und calculat
ed toavert any con-id. -rat ion of then-regularities.
No mention is made of Col. Wells
or Maj. Long, and the only una censured
in it is tho chief nurse. Tho report says:
We recommend that in tho ( of Edwin
Down the board of management take im
mediate steps to have justice dono by any
action that they may feel right in taking.
Py tho evidence, as it appears upon the
report presented herewith, they leave tho
testimony referring to any other irregu
larities in the hands of the board of man
agement ami invito theircloso and careful
attention thereto, in the mutter of censure
attaching to any person connected with
the home your committee do not deem it
their duty to go farther than to submit tho
evidence for the consideration of the legis
lature and tho board of managers of tho
homo." Numerous minor recommenda
tions aro made as to buildings, hospitals
and routine management. Tho entire
committee signs tho report, and tho houso
adopted it unanimously.
One of tho most animated debates of
j the session occurred in tho senate tho oth
I er afternoon o er a joint resolution "that
our senators ami representatives in cou
; gross bo requested to use their influence
i and vote for such legislation as will give
'to the state of Michigan, in trust for tho
university of Michigan, all tho govern
ment lands subject to entry within thu
state, together with such other lands
. within tho state as may hereafter be aub
ject to entry or shall revert to tho general
government by reason of forfeiture."
In this Senator Seymour moved as on
amendment tho proviso that all of tho
lauds described situate I in t he upper pen
insula of Michigan sh ill bo given in trust
for such schools or institutions in tho up
per peninsula as the legislaturo may di
rect. In spito of all the eloquence and ar
guments in favor of the amendment, it
wus voted down and the ivsolut.on as in
troduced was ugreed to.
In order to facilitate matters tho rail
road committees of the two houses have
arranged for a joint meeting for tho pur
pose, of cou-ideriiig all the railroad I. ills
introduced. In this wav tho committees
hope by consideration or substitution to
largely reduce, tho number of bills and
still cover all tho objects aimed at.
The senate committee on tie state houso
of correction and bran, h of tho state pris
on in tho uppt-r peninsula, reports that
under the act of 1 .", a site had been pur
chased two and one half miles east of tho
business center of Marquette, in a health
ful location, convenient tor drainage and
i easily supplied with pure water. 1 lie plans
for the building were made l.y Wm. Scott
ot Detroit, and are modeled largely after
tho Ionia house of correction. Work wits
commenced in Julv last. The engine house
is nearly completed. The dining room and
hospital building is nearly read y for slat
ing and the foundation walls of the admin
istration building and we-t cell wing are
nearly finished. T he buildings will bo
completed within one year from date.
The appropriation asked for tho building
und furnishing is Jmi..J.
The bill to prohibit tho sale of intoxicat
ing liquors within a milo of the soldiers'
homo at Grand Rapids, brought out a
pretty sharp discussion participated in
namely by Senators Palmer. J. W. Pab
eock. Edwards and Hubbell, though Sena
tors Deyo. Mavo. W. T. Pabeock and
Sharp each find a few remarks to
make. To the g-neral purpo-o of
tho bill thero was little dissent,
though there wa- some disagree
ment as to details. It was amended so as
to insert "knowingly and wilfully" in the
clauses prohibiting sale or gilt, and in
this shape passed the onimitteo of tho
whole ami subsequently passed on tho
order of third reading by vote of to o.
The senate has confirmed tho nomina
tion of Col. Heath to be commissioner of
labor statistics.
The house has killed the bill providing
that no one can be appointed or elected
.judge of probate unles he bo a practicing
Among tho petitions sent to the house is
a verv carefully drawn memorial from F.
A. Paker ot Detroit. At tho time Mr.
linker sent to the legislature his paper on
the Paker conspiracy law, he promi-ed nt
some future time to"conider some of the
relations between employer and employe.
Tho memorial presented to day consisted
chiefly of a statement ol existing laws and
decisions Upon tho sub ec t of damnges to
employes through accidents or negligence.
Mr. Paker holds that juries ought to to
allowed to award damages in excess of
actual damages in cases of injury through
the negligence of corporations" Ho dis-C'ls-es
the doctrine that a servant cannot
recover for damages cau-ed by the neglect
of a fellow servunt. He refers to tho em
plovers' liability act adopted in England
in psi. and states that he has a bill adapt
ing that act to this ktate. Tho bill was
sent to a nieml er from takland, with tho
memorial, and has been introduced.
One of tho bills to bo considered by tho
houso is one amending tho laws in refer
ence tt 'vomiensat ion for causing death
by wrongful act, neglect or default." Tho
amendment incorporates into tho section
tho word-!, including such general dam
ages for injuries to tho feelings und affec
tions and for loss of society as the jury
under all facts and circumstances of tho
case may deem iust and reasonable, and
in cases of wilful act ami gross negligence
exemylury damages may bo awarded as
in both cases."
A bill introduced by Representatire
Herrlngton is intended to extend and
regulate tho liability of employers to make
cotnpesation for personal injuries au tie red
by workmed in their employ,
Representative Dawson is of the opinion
that whatever law for the regulation or
prohibition of the liquor traffic may be
passed, it should be enforced, and he has
introduced a bill providing for the ap
pointment by the governor of a state
marshall whoso duty it shall be to enforce
the law. Tho marshall is given power to
appoint a deputy in every county, and
whenever a complaint is made of a viola
tion of the law, the marshall or his depu
ties shall proceed Hgainst such person and
shall shall have the same powers in execut
ing the laws as the sheriff may have.
A number of important state boards are
to be thoroughly investigated. Senator
lialtcock introduced a bill a few days 6ince
abolishing the state board of health. He
has procured figures and statistics show
ing that the institution costs something
like ibVooo per year, and ho has informa
tion that the expense rea- hes to,(0 an
nually. A secretary receives f j,rnd per
year, and ten clerk- "aro employed at sala
ries ranging from Itioo to fl.ooo annually.
The purpoe of tho bill is to investigate
whether the state is getting full value for
this largo outlay, Senator Palcoek is not
radical for abolishing the board if it can
show that it serves a valuable puroso,
which is in some doubt. Ho says it was
originally intended that tho board should
not cost over .,too per year.
The state board of auditors among
others will come in for a share of atten
tion, a bill having been introduced for the
reorganization of that lody. The author
of the bill says that at present they have
sweeping powers, and his design is to add
the governor as a memler of the board.
It is now composed of the treasurer, secre
tary of state and commissioner of tho
state land otlice. Other bills have been in
troduced for a reorganization of the state
toard of agriculture and for the reorgani
zation of the management of the stale
prison board.
A bill is before tho house prohibiting
railroads from issuing passes to officials,
government, state, county or judicial.
All tho members of tho legislature, stato
official-, sergeant at arms, and janitors
are supplied with passes, and it would be
U god send to t he railroads if such a luw
could be enacted. It is not very probable
however, that the meml ers will "vote theso
passes out of their own pockets. The
penalty for violation of tholaw is a tine of
not less than f ioo, or more than fooo, and
the forfeiture of tho otlice by the person
uci epting tho pass.
Almost every other pliase of the liquor
question is represented by some measure.
Ttie committer on the liquor trullio have
seen to it that measures are in hand to
reach the main questions that may arise,
either with or without tho adoption of
the prohibition amendment, and individu
al members have introduced many bills.
Prohibition, high license and local option
are all provided for in measures presented
and will be a fruitful subject of discussion
after the fate of the amendment is decided.
Another bill is before the house which
has a direct bearing on the liquor traffic.
It provides that where a business which has
been legalized is subsequently made unlaw
ful, compensation shall be made to those
engaged in such business fur damages that
may bo caused by its destruction. This
bill, though general in its terms, and in
somo contingencies applicable to other
classes of business, w ill he seen to have its
most prominent application to the brewers
in caso prohibition is adopted in tho con
stitution or by legislation.
Prohibitionists Nominate a Ticket
Their Own, and Resolve to
Continue the Party
Tho riitform.
The statu prohibition amvention met In
Luck's opera houso in j.ansing February
"4. Albert Dodge of Ingham was made
temporary chairman, and Caleb S. Pitkin
of Way lie secretary. The customary
committers were appointed and a perma
nent organisation edected by tho election
of D. P. Sageudorph us permanent chair
man. At f he close of Mr. Sugendorph s ad
dress the Rev. E. li. Sutton, chairman of
the finance committee, appealed tor funds
to carry on the campaign. At least !.
fiH was nee. leil imnieilihtely. His appeals
for subscriptions were not very heartily
met, about an hour's persistent work
bringing only about J in pledges and
The eommit.tee on resolutions adopted
the following:
toV', First and foremost and abovo
all things else, it is the duty of our party,
at this hour, to give u united and aggres
sive support to the amendment.
Wiikkkas, State prohibition cannot bo
completely effective without national pro
hibition; therefore,
i'r.y!i'J. That the object of tho prohibi
tion pirty cannot be fully accomplished
until its avowed irir.cip'es shall he fully
estat)il-h!il as the controlling principles of
our national government, and a prohibi
tion con stitut ion.il amen line nt is incorpo
rated into tho constitution of tho t'nited
States; and further, that the prohibition
party of the stato of Michigan pledges it
telf to maintain its separate political' i
ganization, and to support its nominees
for otlice until its objects aro fully accom
plished. J.rt'tiiet, That we wish to return sincero
thanks to tho meml ers of tho legislature
who voted to submit the prohibition con
stitutional amendment to the deci-ion of
the people of this state; und we earnestly
hop tliat they, together with all good cit
izens of our state, will work and vote for
fcueh amendment.
..' f, That the prohibition party of
Michigan finds amplw cause for thankful
ness and hope in the rapidly rising tide of
prohibition sentiment throughout tho
country; in t lie largely increased vote of
the party at the late elections in the sev
ral state-, particularly in our own; and in
the concessions of our political opponents
in the submission of prohibition amend
ments to state constitutions and in various
other ways.
Htnohf l. That because of the joy which
it rives us to be permitted to strike a
deadly blow, in our own beloved state, at
the head of that "gigantic crime of
crimes," the liquor traffic, through tho
sacred principle of prohibition, we stop
not to Inquire into the political motives
of those who have presented us with the
opportunity, but hero and now solemnly
pledge ourselves and thoe w horn we rep
resent, that if tho pending prohibitory
amendment be not adopted on the 4th of
April next, it shall not U from any want
of fidelity or diligence on our part.
Jt'fMxttii, That we expre-s our gratifica
tion Ht the prompt and efficient work of
the W. C. T. IT. and ail other temperanco
organizations in behalf of the amendment.
We also express our grateful appreciation
to our friends in other states, who have
already so generously ottered material aid
in securing victory in April next.
In considering the second plank of tho
jlatforui. Judge Cheever of Ami Arbor
alluded to .Judge Marstou's papers on tho
subje 't and sai i that if the w riter had
taken the ruht ground, and ho undoubted
ly had in many respects, the work of the
prohibition party would not bo finished in
a hundred years. After tho amendment
was adopted and prohibitory legislation
en ai ted we should still need tho prohibi
tion party to establish a state constabu
lary and to see that the laws were enforc
ed. Individual etfort could not enforce
such laws against the bad elements that
sustain and surround the traffic.
When tho fourth plank of the platform
was read a warm discussion arose on an
amendment ottered to strike out tho word
"wrung" in the clause speaking of the
concessions of political opponents. The
Rev. John Russell bitterly assailed the old
farties, argued that the concessions had
en wrung from them, and believed in
telling them so. Mr. Woodman of Wayne
made one of his humorous and telling
speeches in favor of striking out, and sev
eral others spoke to the same purpose. The
amendment was almost unanimously
adopted, and the phrase "concessions
wrung from our political opponents," be
came "concessions of our political oppo
nents." The other resolutions were adopt
ted seriatim, and without debate.
A suplementary resolution was adopt
ed inviting the next national prohibition
convention to meet at Detroit, and prom
ising to bear all the local expenses of the
Only one person was mentioned for each
of the places on the ticket, and the nomi
nations were made by acclamation and
unanimously as follows:
Justice of the Supreme Conrt for Eight
Years Noah W. Cheever of Ann Arbor.
Justice for Ten Years-Lemuel Clute of
Regents of the University David Tres
ton of Detroit, A. P. Cheney of tSparto,
Kent county.
Three cheers were given for the ticket
and three with a tiger for the amendment
and the convention adjourned.
The prospects of tho amendment so noon
to be admitted to the people were thorough
ly discussed and the general feeling as ex-
tressed by the delegates was exceedingly
JUiM Kobbcrv.
A dirlng robbery occurred at Iron Moun
tain the other day shortly after noon, by
which City Treasurer A. E. Kendley was
robbed of $.1,000 of city funds. KendJey is
a merchant and kept his money In a safe
in this store. Two strangers entered the
t tore, made a few purchases, and to fill
their orders Kendley was obliged to go in
to the cellar. Returnfng in five minutes
be discovered that the safe had been rifled
and the men had disapp ared. There It
no clue. Kendley offers $ jOO reward.
James V. Campbell and Charles D.
Long for Justices Supreme.
R.rmpnsW of l'roreedinsjs.
The republican sta convention met In
Detroit I ebruarv -!. and was culled to or
der by James McMillan, chairman of the
state central committee.
After the call for t be convention had
been read and several speeches had leen
made, (ieorge A. Farr of Ottawa was
nominated and elected temporary secre
tary, and Daniel C. Spalding of Jackson
atsistant secretary. The committees on
credentials, permanent organization and
resolutions were appointed, and the con
vention adjourned until afternoon to al
low the committees to work.
When tho convention reassembled the
chairman of the committee on resolutions
submitted the following, which were
unanimously adopted:
Heaved. That the safety of life, liberty
and property depends upon an honest and
capable judiciary; that the representa
tion of the supreme co-irt while the state
was under republican control is a source
of Just pride t the republican party. an4
it shall be our object and aim in the fu
ture to maintain its high standard of that
ii. 7.WW. That the University of Michi
gan, of which we are so justly proud, has
grown and prospered under republican
management, and we are in favor of ex
tending to it all proper encouragement
and material aid.
H. Jif-ohtd, That the republican party
has redeemed its promiso made in its plat
form of lss' and reiterated in sulseqiient
state platforms by suluutting to the peo
ple an amendment to theconstitution pro
hibiting the manufacture and sale of in
toxicating liquors, and tho adoption or re
jection ot the amendment is now with the
people where it belongs.
4. iMMf(, '1 hat we congratulate the re
publican party upon the sp'endid victory
it achieved in tho bt e e tion, and we
recognize tho fact that this was largely
due to tho suecea-ful administration of
liov. Aler.
fi. (.. That tho republican party of
Michigan ndheres to its pa-t record in ear
ing for tho soldiers of tic late war and
t heir dependent relations, and that it con
demns all executive vetoes tending to de
prive them of t -is support w henever and
wherever justly due.
t'i. l.e 1 1 '1 hat in tho coming election
woeanc'-t our ticket if we will The
election of judge is of tho greatest import
ance, and an' 'acK of zeal on tho part of
republicans mav result in giving one
branch of the state government into the
entire control of the fusion party. With
the unanimity now existing among all re
publicans we" fed confident that victory
and not disaster will bo tho ruult of our
The committee on credentials submitted
it- report, and on motion of Judge (iraves
of Rattle Creek, it was dei i led to proceed
to the nomination of a Justice of the Su
preme Court for the short term-eight
Judge fJraves presented tho name of
James V. Caun bed ns candidate
for tho position. .1. w. I'.abcock of Sanilac,
made u telling speech in favor of his can.
didateCol. John Atkinson of Wayne. F.
H. Mayuard of Crand Rapids iu behalf of
the Kent county delegation, seconded tho
nomination of Judso Campbell ; as did F.
F. tii i. lings of Kalamazoo. Jay Hubbell
of Ontonagon. Col. II. M. Driffield, Robert
E. Fraer of Wavne. A. A. Mavnard of
Macomb und C. "V. DeLan l of Jacksou,
Capt. Allen of Portland presented the
name of W. W. Mitchell of Ionia. S. 8.
King of .lack-on supported tho nomina
tion of Col. Atkinson. Congressman elect
E. P. Allen of Wahtenaw had
been instructed to Present the
namo of Andrew J. Sawyer,
which ho did in a vory happy raanuer.
State Senator Westifato of Oceana county
s..fs,,,if.,i .fin nomumtioii of Col. Atkin
son. Ed. Cabill of Ingham urged upon the
convention to retnrn t.V-bis old seat L
veteran of thirty yeirs, "bhs. of
Michigan law." (ien. SpaldnrJjr St.
Johns, on behalf of Clinton county, sec
onded the nomination of Mr. Mitchell! S.
S. llabcock of Wayne, in behalf of fifty
of the delegates, seconded tho nomination
of Col. Atkinson. Rarton l'arker of Mon
roe seconded the nomination of A. J. Saw
yer. and then yielded tho floor to Albert
J. Wilkinson of Dundee, who tried to make
a speech in favor of Mr. Sawyer, but was
tinablo to do so on account of the impa
tience of the audience, who noisily de
manded a vote, it then being nearly .1
o'clock. Tim Nestor of Marquette suc
ceeded in getting tho floor to make an ad
dress in favor of Col. Atkinson, but was
unable to comman 1 tho attention of the
convention, and gave up tho attempt.
Washington I'.abcock of St. Clair an
nounced that he seconded the nomination
of Col. Atkinson, and thereupon a motion,
made by John A. Edystt of Saginaw, that
the convention at once proceed to a ballot,
wa carried with only two or three dis
senting votes.
As the call of comities proceeded it
bore decided look in favor of Judge
Cample 11. Wav no county had not been
called. but tho s etches in favor
of Judge Caniplell by delegates Duf
field and Fraer conveved an idea that
there was a split in the Wayne delegation,
which would certainly help Judge Camp
bell. Hence but little surprise w us shown
when at the close of th. balloting tho sec
retary announced tho following result:
Whole number of votes cast 40
Necessary to a ehoi e T,
James V." Campbell 412
John Atkinson --7
A. J. Sawver -ro
W. W. Mitchell A
A. Howell 1
The nomination of Judge Campbell was
made unanimous.
So muli time had been occupied In
making tho nominating speeches that
when it come to nominate tho second can
didate for justice of the supremo court
the proceedings had to be cut short.
W. R. Rates place I in nomination the
nam of Chas. D. Long of Flint, and Mr.
Young of Houghton named li. J. Brown
of Menominee.
Then a motion to call tho roll was car
ried, and when the voting was ended the
following result was announced:
Whole number of votes cast 7N
Necessarv to a choice
Chas. D. Long MR
R. J. Rrown VM
The nomination was made unanimous.
Nominations for regents being in order
Mr. L. H. Fyfe of Herrien presented th
nameof George H. Hopkins. A Kentcounty
delegate presented tho name of Roger W .
lluttertielil of tirand Rapids. Senator
Hubbell. in behalf of the upper peninsula,
presented the name of Chas. W. Ilebard of
Raraga, Robert E. Frazer that of Chas.
WriRht of Detroit, and A. St. John that of
E. O. Urosvenor of Jonesville.
For the first regent Mr. Hebard was
nominated by acclammation. For the
second nomination a roll call was com
menced, but as it showed Mr. Rutterfield
decidedly ahesd of any other candidate the
count was not complete 1. A motion to
nominate Mr. Rutterfield by acclamma
tion was carried and the convention ad
journed. , ,
The ticket as completed is as follows:
Justice supremo conrt (short term)
James V. Campbell of Wayne.
Justice supreme court (long term)
Charlei D. Long of (Jeneee.
Regents of tho state university Charles
W. Hebard of Raraga, Roger V. Rutter
field of Kent.
The Kansas legislature has passed a bill
changing the namo of St. John county in
that stvte to Logan. The biK has been
signed by the governor.
Over EH) fishermen met in Gloucester,
Mass , the other day and organlred a
national fishing union. Resolutions were
adopted approving tho retaliatory meas
urebut deprecating an attempt to create
a warlike feeling, trusting to the good
sense of the people of both countries for an
equitable solution to the difflcnties, and
asking a high protective tariff on fish.

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