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. JOLLY UNCLE JOSH. See is Believing 1 NLESS we can get you to visit our J store and 4see with your own eyes' just what we are doing to deserve your patronage, there is not half the oppor tunity for us to obtain it. Once you visit our store, however, and come under the witchery of our values, you're sure to be a frequent and regular visitor. Then we shall be satisfied, for no person who fully understands and appre ciates our store is likely to go elsewhere to buy HARDWARE. Bicycles I Just at present we are interested in Bicycles and are handling the "Crown" and "Damas cus ' at $35 and $40. None better made, minranteed bv the maker for one year. To be l K "in the swim" this year you must ride a wheel and that is what we are interested in selling jfe you a first-class, up-to-date '97 wheel at prices rL that are down to bed-rock. If you are not interested in a Bicycle, but are taken up with a house you are going to gj? build this spring, we will still be interested in & selling you Building Material for the same. 5$? Come in and see us, it may be for your own benefit. H. L. PAGE, I Corner of Mntn ami I'lennnMtt Streets. Bicycle Repairing a Specialty. J IF YOU ARE IN WANT OF ANY THING CALL AT U ( The Variety Store. 5 ? YOU CAN FIND f STRAW HATS, a large as. f S sortment for everybody. N f SHIRT "WAISTS. ( ) BELTS A 1ST ID TIES. C C WINDOW SHADES. 1 Novelties and Notions. 7 China and Glassware, V C Main St. W. A. CHAVE. S , ELECTION NOTICE. Jotlce is hereby (riven to the electors of the mfi urds of the citv of lidding, in the flinty of Ionia, and Htute of Michigan, that the aual city election win ue neiu u uic urm .nrlav In ADrll. bdnir the Fifth day of said into, at which election the following ofllcers j to be chosen, to wlt: une mayor, one chtk, a treasurer, one school inspector, one justice LVartJomcers will also be chosen !n each of h several wards at the same time as follows: e nupervisor, one alderman, one consilium 1 two election inspectors, 'he polls for the above noticed election In the y of lidding will be open from H o'clock a. rr as soon thereafter as maybe, and will re Lin open until 6 o'clock p. m. at the following tees: "irat ward At the old office building of the Men Casket Co. .econd ward-At the vacant btore in the Ulster block on Pleasant st. 'bird ward-At the City Hose House building Depot at plated at Beldlng this 22nd day of March, A. I ..... r. I fiinrniu fltt? f'lrll SutRirr's Office, County of Ionia. 1 Ionia, Mich.. March . I87. f MH' You are hereby notified that at the nroi Kiprtlon to be held in this state on the Lt Monday of April next, the following oftl Vs are to be elected, viz. : ... fv Justice of the Supreme Court in place of larlea D. Long, whose term of office expires Icember 31, 187; also two Kegents of the I iversity of Mlchtgan in place of Levi L Har W and William J. Cocker, whose term of Cce expire December 31, 1W7; also a County inml8Btoner of Schools for the couuty of iila, in place of Klmer h. iiaie. wnose vurm ui ce expires June w, iw.. 'ou are also notified that the Legislature of state of Michigan has passed a Joint resolu n. of which I hereby certify that the following . .rr-t tranHrrlnt of the ensrrosacd copy on file in the office of the Secretary of jt JOINT RESOLUTION.' posing an amendment to section one. artl V bine, of the constitution of this state rela t.c to the salary of the Attorney General. Resolved by the Senate and House of Hepre ihtatlves of the state of MlchlKan, that an f endment to section one of article nine of trie I jstltutlon of this state and the same is V-etoy propo4l to read as follows: htCTiON I. The Governor shall receive an laual salary of four thousand dollars; the ijres of the circuit court shall receive an an U salary of two thousand five hundred dol ls; the Attorney General shall receive an Viual salary of three thousand five hundred Hars and he shall reside during his term of flee. In the city of Lansing, and in person at rd to the duties of his olllce; the Secretary state shall receivo an annual poibij ui eimn ed dollars; the State Treasurer shall re va an annual salary of one thousand dollars; Superintendent of Public Instruction shall elve an annual salary of one thousand do! s the CommUsioner of the State Land Ottlce ill receive an annual salary of eight hundred 'lars. They shall receive no fees or perquis- whatever for the performance of any duties ( inected with their office. It shall not be npetent for the Legislature vo increase me rioa herein nrovlded. i. it further resolved, that said amendment Wl be submitted to the reople of the state of .-hi (ran at the next spring i-.ieor.ion , on me t Monday oi Apni, in me er uue iuuushh. ht hundred and ninety seven, and the Secre vT of State is hereby required to give notice vhe same to the sheriffs of the several coun- i of this state the time prior to said election I niMd hv law. and the said sheilffs are here "rt quired to give the several notices required rUw. Kach person voting for said amend I nt shall have written or printed on his ballot. then provided by law, me words "abichu fnt to the constitution relative to the salary .he Attorney General - Yes," and each person Continued From Fir it Page. "Yum, yum," laughingly escaped 'oily 'a rosebud Hps, as she glanced uto John S. Donovan's attractive con fectionery store. "Uncle Josh, you now I've got a sweet tooth, and those homo made candies look so nice I just can''; resist the temptation to go in." Charley here objected, 'cause ho knew if Polly got into a confectionery store once, there's whero she'd likely wunt to stay. He relented, however, when he remembered that Uncle Josh was settling' all bills, so in they went, and the girl loaded up on chocolates, bon bons, buttercups and taffy enough to keep her happy for a week. Polly was a splendid judge of sweetmeats and she ndulged in a profuse, but nevertheless altogether just compliment to Dono van's candles. Undo Josh and Charley each indulged in a fragrant Havana selected from the many choice brands n sight. "By the way," remarked Uncle Josh, as mey reacnea me street, "i must step down to the llelding Savings bank and tret another check book. Come along with me and get acquainted with Charles S. Felch, the. cashier, for of course you will do business with them and It Is always more pleasant to be personally acquainted with tho people you do business with. The bank is as solid as the base of the universe, and has a "strong working capital. You will find them ever ready to extend any accommodations compatible with business principles. A book in the Savings department will pay you a fair rate of interest. Then it would be good idea to rent one of their safety deposit boxes in which to keep your valuable papers and the like." "And in tho matter of insurance,' he continued, "that is of importance. You will want a risk on your new house and lire, lightning and tornado Insur ance uu jour farm properly; men you can't do a more seusible or satisfactory thing than to give your wife a paid up policy in life insurance. My old friend, L. C. Fales, upstairs, not only has lines of the solidest and best compan les, but ho is an expert and trustworthy underwriter. He has a large number of companies, all of which belong to the old reliable category, being well known for their prompt hnd satisfactory adiustment of losses. It's better to be tafe than sorry and you'll bo safe in the L. C. Fales agency." 4,I would like to make you acquaint ed with Dr. G. F. Smith, my dentist friend, too," said tho old man. "He' on tne opposite corner, u you ever have to supplant your natural teeth.' "Ugh! Don't you mention false teeth to me," cried Polly. "I'll never carr 'pearly-lies,' in my mouth if I go tooth less." "Oh, as for that," laughed Uncle Josh, "If you'll only consult a good dentist In time, you can save the catastrophe. Dr. Smith, for instance is wonderfully expert In saving naturu teeth, and he has the skill and every mechanical appliance necessary to do his work with tho least discomfort to his patrons. His anaesthetic for the painless extraction of teeth is a wonder and works just like a charm." "Oh, say, Uncle,"' exclaimed Polly "where can I go for dry goods? Thi dress is hardly suitable, I must admit.' "Well, my girl, If you want to selec from one of the most popular establish ments In the city, I will direct you to Spencer & Lloyd, who carry a stock o dress goods that for variety and rea value is seldom seen outside tho large metropolitan cities. They carry all the latest weaves In fashionable dress goods and you are sure to be guided right in your selection, louwill tind Spencer St Lloyd pleasant to deal with while the prices cannot bo duplicated Ana laiK aooui lace curtains anu por tiers, I tell you what, they've got some beauties and you can't help but be suit ed. Polly soon made her purchases a tho dry-goods store and woman lik was discussing the matter of how sh would arrange her new house and was Interrupted by Uncle Josh. "And these house flxins remind me," said h "that you haven't got your dishes yt t. The most famous stock in extent, qual ity and completeness is at The Variety Store. Hut tho average reader need not be told what an array of table ware Polly had to select from. There isn't positively, a thing in the line of china, crockery, glass or porcelain needed for use or ornament in any part of th house that can not bo found at Th Variety store in indefinite variety an at wonderful low prices. They also have a splendid stock of lamps of every description, window shades In abun dance. Polly's order suggested he thorough appreciation. "Now Uncle, I'm not exactly what you'd call a new woman" jokingly said Poll, "but really I'd like to have wheel." "Nuf sed," replied the old man, that is if you promise not to wear bloomers. Polly agreed and Unci Josh led the way again to T. Frank Ireland's whero it did'nt take the gir long to select a dandy wheel. "By the way," exclaimed Unci Josh, with a paternal air. "the nex voting against said amendment shall have on his ballot In like manner, "Amendment to the constitution relative to the salary of the Attor ney General No " The ballots shall tn all respect o be can vased and returns made as in general election of state officers. This Joint Resolution is ordered to take 1m mediate erred. Filed I'eoruarv 19. JH97. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my iiuuu. a v joriia, me uuy ana year nrst abov written. H. H. Jordan, Sheriff. Sheriff's Office, bounty or Ionia. Ionia. Mich.. March A. ISuT You are further hereby notified that the Legls Iature of the state of Michigan has nassoii r joint resolution, of which the following Is a cor reci irsnfcripi or tne engrossed copy now on file in the office of the Secretary of State, ana which will De submitted to the ueonle at th election to be held in this state on the first jvionaay or April next: JOINT RESOLUTION To amend section ten of article ten. of the con aUitutlon of this state of Michigan, so an to nrn vide for a Hoard of County Auditors for the county or Kent. Kesolved by the Senate and House of Retire sentativesor the state of Michigan, that the following amendment to the constitution of the state of Michigan be and the same is hereby proposed and submitted to the people of this state, that is to sav. That section ten of article ten of said constitution bo amended so aa to reaa as follows: SECTION 10. The board Of sunervlsnrs nr i ihe county of Wayne and in the county of Kent, me uuuru oi county auauors suau nave the ex elusive power to prescribe and fix the compen simon ior all services rendered tor, and to adjust ail claims against their respective coun ties, and the aum so fixed or defined shall be suujeci to no appeal. And be it further resolved, that said amend mt-ni snail be submitted to the people of toi; state at the election to be held on the first Mnn day In April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, and that the Secre tary of State is hereby required to give notice ui iue same to tne snerina oi tne sevetal coun ties or trns state, at least twenty days prior to sucn election, and the said sheriffs shall be re quired to give notice to the several townships the same us for election of justices of the su preme Court, and the said amendment shall be printed upon the official ballot used at such election as urovlded bv law. as follow : "Amendment to the constitution to provide for a nuaru or Auauors ior Kent county yf.s NO I I." All votes cast therefor shall h roim ed. canvassed and returned as for the election or a justice of the Supreme Court of this state, j nis joint resolution la ordered to take 1m mediate effect. Filed Kelruarv 19. 1887. In lestimonv w jereof. I have hereunto apt m hand, at Ionia, the day and year first above wruien. h. n. johdan, Sheriff KEMISTKATIOX NOTICE. Hy virtue of Sec. ft. 6f Chapter 3. of the char ter of the city of Held ng. it becomes necessary to make a re registration of all the qualified electors of said city previous to the general city election in April tn the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Notice is, tkbreXore, hereby given that a meet ing of the Hoard of Kegistration of the several wards of the city of Helding will be held on SATURDAY. APRIL 3, A. D.. 1RV7, at the following named places In their respec tive wards for the purpose of re reirlsterlnir all qualified electors of the city of Helding who thing to look after is the lumher for may apply for that purpose. L, , ... fhistwahd: At the old office building of the those improvements which are abso- coNuwrRS:mntyhe vacant store in the cessary. Come with me and ni!l,ll!frblockl ,,?a.UM,t.!!tr?71, v... I'll introduce you to Wilson, Dimmlck thihdwarb: At the city Hose House build- , , , , , . ingon Depot street. cc Sinclair who are the principal deal ?K;wJ ers In that line here, and they have a Daed ln connec C. R. cowdin, city Clerk. tion. They carry the most complote line of building material in the coun try everything, from the sills for tho foundation to the shingles for the roof, including doors and windows, mould Ings and all Inside materials. It is pleasant' to deal with this firm for their greatest aim is to give satisfac tion to evory customer." "And another place I wish to take ou children is to the Beldlng Hour mill," remarked the old man. MYour introduction to Beldlng would not be half complete without. Talk about Hour, why bless you thero alnt no Hour that can come up to Pansy I'atent. It's made from choice selected wheat, and bread made from It does not be come dry and stale, but retains moist- uro and the natural flavor of tho wheat for several days. All good house-wives use Pansy patent. Ask your grocer for a sack. Then as to feed, this mill is headquarters for that. They handle everything from golden oats down to corn cobs, serve customers with prompt ness and dispatch. I've been dealing llutan & Co. for a long time, sell 'em all my grain, beans and clover seed, and I tell you they are good people to tie to." 'But look here, Uncle," Interrupted the young man as they reached tho street. "What about coal? ' We've got the stoves, but I reckon they wont bo of much service without fuel We can't keep tire on love alone, can we?" 'Glad you mentioned It," replied Uncle Josh. "Buying so much In one day kinder befuddles a fellow. Fortunate ly, however, It's only a little distance to Wilson & Co 's coal and wood otlice. Fhey are my favorite dealers and ban die coal which has no superior and fuw equals; it makes a hot tire, burns up clear, and don't leave any clinkers. They can also furnish you with the best liruo and salt. Fair measure, fair treatment and fair prices are what you'll receive at the hands of Wilson & Co." A big order was placed. "And as you are going to keep horse," continued the old man, "of course, you'll need harness. The boss horse milliner of this section, to my notion, Is W. E. Fisher. Ho uses only tirst class material and gives personal supervision to the minutest detail of manufacture. Thero is nothing In harness that cannot be had of him heavy and light, single and double, plain and fancy, work and buggy har ness. lie s got 'em In stock or can make 'em to order, besides every other kind of turf goods imaginable and the finest lot of lap robes and whips you eer laid your eyes upon." After visit t the harness store Charley said he thought "if a man couldn't gel sat i-iied it would bo his own fault," .and ho expressed himself pleased with Mr Fisher's candor and fairness. "Law sakes!" suddenly exclaimed Uncle Josh, "all this trading and shop ping round town has caused mo to for get one of the greatest essentials U future existence. I have heard it said that newly married folks could live on love and scenery, but an old man of ex perience knows better your table would look slim without bread; its tho 'staff of life' you know. Polly you must meet Frank Howk, the baker, His bread, pies and cakes and nick nacks are conceded by all to bo the finest on earth. Remember, Charley there is uo use of your 'ootsy tootsy bothering herself much about baking so long as there is a good baker in town like Frank Howk. When you give your reception call on him for the tine cakes and nicnacs. "Yes, and while we are on this im lortant topic of gastronomies, we must not forget meat. It goes hand in hand with bread. Now to locate a meat market where you can get fresh whole some meats and fisn at all times Angell& Nye is the firm to supply you. This is the boss meat market in the city and is popular with everybody who is particular to have the best The reason for this is all because they aro very careful in tho selection of stock and get tho freshest of every thing and keep nothing but the very best. To keep your 'hubby' in a good humor, Polly, trade at The Mode Market every time. En route to their home the party called at the BANNER office. "You'll want the news every week," remarked Uncle Josh, "and as this is the favorite paper hero I'll subscribe." Upon summing up tho wondcrfu events of tho day Polly began to volu bly express thanks. "You havo bought us everything," she exclaimed. "Only one thing, "replied Uncle Josh reflectively, "but I can remedy that Wilson & Friedly, tho furniture men always have a nice line of them and you can get one whenever you want it I'll pay for the best." "W-hy,"exclalmed Polly with great surbrise, "Uncle, what can it be?' "Well, it's a baby buggy, and " But Polly had fainted. CET OUT TIIK VOTB. TIMB FOH TIIII H K P IU LI CANS TO DO A LITTLI. HtTLl.a. Neither luUlffr reuce nor Over Con fidence Should llHsard the Iteault. The vignette used on the ltepubllcau ticket this uprlng will be the same as that of last fall, uud a cut of It la here appended: SUGGESTIVE FIGURES. Till UNCORD OF TWO A DM IX I STRA TI O 9 t'OVrit ASTI'JD. Urent Falling; Off In Iteveuue and Fa porta, anil I. write Increna iu the Public Debt. Old People. (5) Old people who require medicine to regulate the bowels and kidneys will find the true remedy in Electric Bit ters. This medicine does not stimulate and contains uo whiskey nor other in toxicant, but acts as a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly on tho stomach and bowels, adding strength and giving tone to the organs, therebv aiding nature in the performance of the functions. Electric Bitters is an excellent appetizer and aids digestion. Old peoplo find It just exactly what they need. Fifty cents and $1.00 per bottle at Fisk Bangs' Drug Store. If you want to Vote Monday, you must Register Saturday. Under this vignette you will find the names of the candidates for whom it would be a Judicious act to cast a straight vote. Our opponents are Inclined to fight the present local campaign on national Issues, and certainly the Republicans have no occasion to evade that kind of contest. We are ready to take it either way. Wherever the campaign turns upou the personal character and fitness of the candidates, we point to men on our state ticket whose natural qualifica tions and wide experience challenge comparison with the candidates upon any other ticket. Wherever the contest is made upon national Issues the ltepubllcau party occupies the name ground that it did last fall. It won then by a majority that staggered Its opixments. Its tri umph may Ikj equally decisive this spring with a little effort. The spring campaign is usually a quiet one, and this Is no exception to the rule. Our opiwneuts are not mak ing much noise, but It will not answer to presume that they are going to stay at home ou election day. They want all the local offices they can get, and can be depended upon to make a still hunt for votes for the state ticket at the same time. What the Republicans ought to do, the very least they should permit themselves to do, is to get out a corre spondingly large vote. Don't let either indifference or over confidence leave us with a majority so small that it will be Interpreted as an opposition triumph. A CONTRAST. The Party of Olint ruction nnd the Prt' of Action. The difference between Democratic and Republican capacity for adminis tration Is pretty well shown ty the course of the two parties on the Issues that were prominent In the last two campaigns. The Democrats came Into power four years ago with a president pledged to a revision of the tariff, and with a clear majority In both houses of congress. The mere threat of what they would do caused a derange ment of business, and they had not been In power three months before the country was suffering under the worst panic It had experienced for -0 years. Some ascribed this to the Sherman law, which Ihe Democrats had pledged themselves to repeal, and others charged it to tariff agitation. What ever the cause the situation demanded Immediate action, yet it was August be fore the Democratic president dared call the Democratic congress together, and three mouths after that before he could secure fiual vote on the repealing act. It was a year and five months alter the Democratic administration came Into power before a tariff bill was passed, and then the bill was not satisfactory either to protectionists or to free traders. Meantime business of every kind was suffering from the paralysis which un certainty causes, no one being able to make plans for more than a month ahead. Now mark the contrast. The newly elected Republican president has con gress In session Just 11 days after he Is Inaugurated, with a tariff bill framed and ready for consideration. It re ceives speedy attention in the house, with every prospect that it will pass that body lu three or four weeks. If it does not become a law Inside of three months It will be the fault of the 6enate, In which the Republicans have not a clear majority. But tills Is only the old story over again. Ever since the war the De mocracy has been the party of obstruc tion, and the Republicans the party of action. TIIK 9AMI3 OLD ISSlF. Pualon on the Same Platform aa It Vr I.HMt Full. Although the state officers to be elected in Michigan this spring will have nothing to do with the making of national laws, still the campaign should not be deemed unimportant In respect to national Issues. The Re publican convention at Detroit reaf firmed the St. Louis platform, and pro nounced anew Its allegiance to sound Republican principles. The conglom erate convention at (Srand Rapids ac ceptttl the Chicago platform, with Its Altgeld attachments, and Its free trade declarations. The verdict of Michi gan last fall was pronounced in favor of the former. The state cannot af ford this spring to declare In favor of the latter. A failure to return a g.,d Repub lican majority at this time will be re garded as a weakenlug of the Repub lican forces, and will be a discourage ment to the majority In Congress In their effort to carry out the pledges made by themselves and In their be half. The fusion platform is Just as offen sive every way as was the Chicago declaration, which was reptOiated by the people. Yet It is the pl.it form up on which the present contest Is made. A vote for Yaple and his associates on the ticket Is equivalent to tin Indorse ment of the platform, and will be so regarded b.v everyone when the re turns come iu. I AIhmH .7.".000,00 is Mr. Dlngley's estimate of the Increased revenue from the new tariff bill the first year. This rate, if kept up, will soon change the deficiency to a usrplus. ' Cheapest combination on earth ! N. Y. Tribune and Hannek both on year for $!.&. The advent of a new administration In coutrol of the national government suggests a few comparisons which it may be profitable for the voters to pon der. In some respects issues have changed In the past eight years, bat one of the main Issues, and the one most important to the permanent pros perity of the country, was the same lu the campaigns of 1888, 18U2 and 181XJ, and that Irsue was whether the tariff should be established and adminis tered on the free trade or the protec tive theory. Iu 1K88 the latter theory was adopted, and we had the McKIn ley act. In 1812 the free trade theory triumphed and we had the Wilson act. In ISIhj protection again prevailed, and we hope for the adoption of another protective measure and that very soon. If we may Judge of the future by the past the experiences of the past eight years ought to aid iu bringing about that result. The fiscal year of the government is not the same as the presidential year, y et It furnishes the best basis of comparison that we can obtain, so far an tlie crovernment statistics iro. The election of 1888, by the choice of a Re publican president and Republican ma jorities in botn nouses oi congress, gave assurance of tariff revision on protective lines, and the effect upon uusin.'ss was immediately ueneuciai. In lSOU the election of a Democratic free trade president, with Democratic majorities in both houses of congress, threatened a revision of the tariff on free trade lines, and the effect upon business was Immediately Injurious. Iu some respects tho apprehension of tariff changes ami the uncertainty as to what they would be, was fully a harmful as the changes were when they were actually made. Eight months of the fiscal year 1889 came after the election at which Har rison was chosen president, and eight months of the fiscal year 1SJ3 came af ter Cleveland was chosen the second time. These full years and the three succeeding years, lu each case, are theielore taken as the basis of com parison. The free trade papers are fond of speaking of the McKluley tariff as a feeble pmlucer of revenue, yet until Democratic success in the election of 1802 insured lower duties, and there by discouraged Importation at the old rates, the revenue was ample. The fol lowing shows the customs revenue for eight years as taken from the Statis tical Abstract of the United States for IS'.m;. page 27: Fiscal Year. Amount. 1NS! $22:i,8.'i2.741.G9 is;m 22i),ot;s.r84.57 18'.U 215U22.2tr.23 1S!2 177,4."2.tMU.15 isikj 20o.o.-r.oio.73 lstU 131.818,530.02 181).", 152,158,017.45 IS! MS 100,021,751.67 Total four years of JIarrlson's ad ministration. $850,470,495.0-1; average each year, $212,010,123.91. Total, four years of Cleveland's administration, $047,353,910.47; average each year, $101,838,479.12. Average cost of col lecting under Harrison, per cent, 3.26; aer.ige cost for collecting under Cleveland, per cent. 4.30. The changes In the public debt are equally significant. The Increase and decrease for the y ears named were as follows: Fiscal Year. 188! Decrease .... IS! mi Decrease 1S!1-increase. .... 1S92 Decrease 189.". Decrease 1594 Inerease 1595 Increase 1S90 Increase This glvts a total decrease of the public debt In four years that were malnlv under Republican administra tion of $221,478,431.13; total Increase in four years that were mainly under Democratic administration, $113,770, 790.13; showing a difference of $333, 249.221.20. Our export trade shows similar dis astrous results from free trade agita tion and free trade legislation. Under the reciprocity treaties that accompa nied the McKlnley tariff It reached high water mark in 1892. The total exports, exclusive of gold and silver, for the eights years were as follows: Year. Amount. 188!) $ 742,401,375 1890 S57,828,G84 1891 884,480,810 1892 1,030,278,148 1893 847,005,194 1894 8irj.140.572 1895 807,538,105 1S90 882,000,933 Thetotal for the first two years of the McKlnley tariff. 1891 and 1892, was $1,914,758,958. The total for the first two years of the Wilson tariff, 1895 and 1890. was $1,090,145,103. arowing a falling off under the latter In two years of $224,013,850. With the customs revenue diminish ing, with the public lebt Increasing, and our export trade falling off, It Is not surprising that the people last fall demanded another change. The vote which they gave then should be confirmed by one equally emphatic this spring. lU SINHSS FAILURES. Melancholy Itrcord of the Paat Foar Venn. The business failures in this coun try, and the aggregate amount of lia bilities for the calendar years named have been as follows: Year. So. Liabilities. 188!i 11,719 $140,700,000 1S1HI 10.073 175.000,000 1891 12.3!4 193,100,000 lSirj 10.270 1 1X8.500.000 1S93 15.500 402.400,000 1894 1 2.72 1 1 49.500,000 1895 13.013 158,800.000 1S1M1 ..15.112 247,000,000 The totals for the first four years, under Republican rule, were: Failures, 45.050; liabilities. $017,3oo,ooo. For the t econd four years, under Democratic rule, 1 hey were 50.400, with liabilities of $957,700,000. This was an Increase for the last four years of 11.350, or 27 per cent. In failures, and of $340,400, 000, or 55 per cent, in liabilities. Amount. .$87,005,144.51 85,155,379.69 38,871,018.75 10,380,2SS.18 2,550,987-85 00,343,904.80 2.359.5S0.19 53,024,28096 Give your tongue more holiday than your hands or your ey es.