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That it is not only wise but imimperatively necessary for everyone, if he would protect his own interests, to thoroughly acquaint himself with current issues and conditions and not rely on the biased opinions, of interested individuals and political partisans, is evidenced in a most striking manner today by the situation those farmers find themselves in who hastened to sacrifice their üocks of sheep because of the ruin to the industry predicted, for votes, by the republican press and those directly interested in buying at a low figure. They can now see wherein they have been deceived. They ought to be able to see now, ■if not before, that the hue and cry raised about the ruin of the sheep industry to follow from "democratie tinkering with the tariff" has not materialized and that they who believed it have beenbadly "wooled." Through the scare created for politica] effect, thousands of sheep have been thrown upon the market at unusually low prices. But there is no evidence to warrant the belief that prices would not have equalled those of the past few years, which were deemed satisfactory, had farmers not beconie rattled and glutted the market. Now, the scare being over and the farmers being "short," prices are up and sheep are worth three or four times what farmeis have been receiving for them. Lambs are worth from 4% to 5 cents a pound, and a load of them was sold in Milan last week which averaged 119 pounds. Thus it will be seen that a spring lamb will bring more than $5. Not -a bad price, certainly. This, too, in spite of the "wicked" and "ruinous" democratie tariff. Those who have done their own thinking and Jiave not accepted the predictions of -the prophets of evil, are now in position to díctate their own terms for their surplus sheep. After five years of faithful service in the interest of the schools of Washtenaw county, Commissioner M. J. Cavanaugh has declined a renomination, and at the expiration of his term will retire from school work and devote his entire time to the practice of the law. His rewards in that professisn, financial rewards at least, will unquestionably be greater; but what will be his gain will be the loss of the schools. In no corresponding period of time have the district schools of the county made greater progress than during his administration. He has in large measure impressed his individuality upon the schools, and yet his work has been done in such a way as to offend least, and as a result his friends among the teachers, school officers and patronsgenerally, are legión. All of these things are indicative of the degree of ability and tact with which he has handled his work. And upon his retirement the well earned plaudit, "well done," of all these workers in the cause of eduation will follow him and constitute no small part of the satisfaction with which he will in future view his five years' connection with the schools of Washtenaw county. Adjutant General Chas. L. Eaton was suddenly summoned by death, while in attendance, with other state officials, upon the funeral of Green Pack in Detroit. His death was wholly without warning, and was a great shock to his triends and the entire state. líe left his home and those dearest to him apparently in the very flower of vigorous nianhood, and while engaged with others in paying the last sad rites to an honored friend, he himself was summoned by the dread messenger. The impressiveness of such a happening is extraordinary, and is mdicative of the mutability of human existence. Gen. Eaton was a modest man, a brave soldier, a failhfu) friend, and model citizen. Judge Frazer, of Detroit, has rendered the people a service in issuing a restraining order enjoining the expenditure of $2,500 of their money, voted by the common council to pay the bilis of a lobbying junket to Lansing in opposition to the health bill. Whatever the legal phases of the question may be, his action is just and is therefore to be commended. Postmaster General Wilson S. Bissell has resigned from the cabinet and Wm. L. Wilson has been appointed to succeed him. A large audiemce attended the performance of Unció Tom's Cabin in Tera Hall last aiight. The play was rery well put on, the acting being mucli superior in jnany respecta to what we havo sean liere before In tliás drama. Little Eva was played by quit-e a little tot aud was rery (vell portrayed, while Cíñele Torn was one of the best representations of 1 liat role that wo lia ve yet eeen. Kva's father was a very strotng character, a.nd Topsy was one of the most aniusing nigger g,irls t.hat we liave ror seen. Her reproIuction of tlie southern dküect was excellent and lier Wbole get up was well iimrciwil. Tlie two Marks were also very jood cliaracters, and the 6la-O dealer smceeded in niaking himself pretty generalij hat-ed by the audience. A feature of the performance wa.s the presence on tJie etage of two immense blaodhounds 6aid to be worth $1 ,- 000. The variety actlng and minstrel p-erformance.? "vere very good and eicited loud npplause. - Quebec Chronicle. Gramd Opera House. Mar. 7th.


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