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Rev. Sebastian Smits, the eloquent Ypsilanti preaoher, has been offered an uduoement to remove to Bentou Har)or and may heed the Macedoniau cry, 'Oome over and help bb. " He ought aot to go. The joint efforta of all the iresens olergy are required to pull Ypsilanti through. Hon. Edwin F. Uhl, the assistant aeoretary of state, who now becomes ambassador to Germany, was formerly an Ypsilanti boy. And now the town, regardless of party, sticks its hands deep in its pantaloons pookets, bulges np its stotnaoh and with its hat at a slant of 47 degrees, deolares that "that is the sort of kids we raise!" and then contemptuonsly purses its lips and sticks out its tongoe at Ann Arbor. A trick donkey with a show, at Ann Arbor last week, was so ill or starved ;hat it was "a trick" to push hisa off the stage after the aot. The manager ;ave him to Jinimie Blythman, the nvenile grand larcenist. lhis was not an aot of generosity as the manager inew that Blythman would probably steal the donkey before morning. FarmerJPlatt, of Ypsilanti, has gone out of rhe sheep bnsiness because it deesn't pay and statesthat since the reaeal of the McKinley tariff only two of welve flocks of sbeep along the motor ine remaiu. Platt would have it understood that the Wilson free wool clause of the present tariff has brought this about. Platt is wool-brained or diíniíiüogne. If he bas the sense of a heup he kuew thnt wool was as cheap and uuprofitable untfer tbe MoKiuley tariff as it has been since, and tbat imittou has uever been more profitable thiiu duriug the past eighteen nioutbs. If be haa the sense so mach the worse lar bis honesty. A Alilan minister preaohed latoiy from the qnery "Where is HeavHii?" 1 He had a small cougregatiou, as most ■ Hilanese realize theie is no object for thein to kuow where it is, since they are uoc wiliing to comply with the oonditious requisite to gec there. Prof. A. A. Stauley's musical 8oul i is mach elated at the treat he has ín j stare fnr the loving music portiou of our citizons. - Washtenaw Times. There was a time and occasion wbeu the pioí'essor's "musical soul" was not "elated". It was in Deeembev, 1894, duriug the dedioation of the Columbiau prizw organ, novv in the Univorsity hall. Tbe building was orowded with the elite of Ann Arbor and Detroit, in full dress. On the platfor u gat the University faoulty, Gov. Rioh, Gen. Alger, (who paid $500 for a tioket, ) and other distinguished people. It was a net $3,500 ooncert. and away np in high G. Tbe power of the grand orgau had been developed; the Üsh and roar and crash aud jolt and pedal thun der had oeased ; the rage of the musical storm had died away in the arias of a delicate tromolo whioh, scarcely aidible, was winding its siuuous coarse among the keys under the professor's magio fingers, and every ear was strained and every neok craued, and all was hushed, that not a note of the delicious rêverie raight esoape, when suddeniy, from a grip viotiru in the tniddle of the hall, rang out a sneeze like a crack of doom. The spell vanished like ■ a fairy dream under a nootural bite ; the viotim of grip looked refreshed aud happy, and a wave of ïustlingsilks and half audible sruiles spread over the audienoe. The professor flnished, but bis "musical soul" was not elated. There was no more power in that single "gall-buster" to move an audienoe than in the whole Columbian organ, in grand diapasón.


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