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We regret exceedingly to be obliged this week to chronicle the death of Edward J. Morton, for over three years one of the proprietors of the Argus. And we are glad to be able to state that during all that time there was not one word of difference between the propietors of the paper concerning either its policy or the business of the office. Never was partner more considérate than Mr. Morton, never man more scrupulously upright. A good man has gone to his last resting place. : The Michigan Law Journal, the iatest university publication, is one ■ of the very best. The February . nuniber just issued is not excelled ] by any law journal in the country. From cover to cover the journal is ful] of rneat. The historical, the literary and the technical sides of law are all fully recognized. It is not an amateur journal but one that should be on the table of every lawyer in the state. Among the contributors to the first number are judge Thomas M. Cooley, Hon. Byron M. Cutcheon, Prof. J. C. Knowlton, Hon. Alfred Russell, Marshall D. Ewell and Prof. Nathan M. Abbott. The editorials are timely and to the point. Late cases in Michigan and recent decisions are well digested. An annual topic for discussion at this time of the year "is the subject of improving the country roads. This subject has been discussed year after year, by the people and by the press, but up to the present time but little practical work has been done in this direction. Like all goud mprovements, this comes slow. At the March meeting of the Washtenaw Horticultural Society this subject is to be thespecial topic and it is hoped that some method or plan will be presented which can be carried out, that will give Washtenaw county better roads. While this discussion will take place under the auspices of the society named, the horticulturists are not the only ones interested. It is a subject of general interest. Every farmer in Washtenaw county should be interested in improving the roads. Every business ban in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, Manchester, and the villages in this vicinity should be ecjually interested with the residents of the townships throughout the county in securing good roads. With fine, hard roads leading to each city and village from every direction, making it possible for the farmer to bring in heavy loads even in poor weather, business would undoubtedly be much better, and it is doubtful if any one thing would do so much in this direction as would good roads. The farmer only has time to visit the cities and villages at the seasons of the year when the roads are at their worst. With roads in such condition that he could take his produce to market at any time he saw fit, it would result in a benefit all around, to the farmer and to the business man. Let the city councils, the village boards, the township authorities, the business men and the farmers unite and agítate the question of improving the condition of the roads in this vicinity, and the benefit to all parties will be seen the instant the roads are put in the desired condition.


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