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Mark Hanna is having a hard road...

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Mark Hanna is having a hard road to travel in seonriDg the Ohio senatorship. His legislativo suporters have lost the organization of both houses of the Ohio leigslatnre, the anti-Hanna lepublicans and the democrats corubining on the orpauization. It is to be hoped that Hauna may know how it ia himself to be left out in the cold. Last week the Ann Arbor Courier reached its 35th birthday anniversary. A presure of business obsonred the vision of the Argus at the time and so it negleoted to notioe the fact and offer its oongratulations to its neighbor. It does so Dovr, however, and wishes the Conrier a long, prosperous and useful life. For even if it does disseminate peculiar political dootrines, which are ntirely foreign to those of the Argus, it is a good local newspaper nevertheless. Governor Pingree is of the opinión that too rnuch time is oocnpied in our gohools and colleges in teaching Latin and Greek, the so-called dead languages, and the other obscure things, to the exclusión of matters that come within the everyday praotice of a man's business life. In bis address to the state teachers'association at Lansing Dec. 29, he said : "To teach the youth of the iand the dnÊies of citizensbip is an urgent qoestion. To prepare young men for a business career it seems to me that muoh time is lost In stndying Latin and Greek, the so-oalled dead langnages. Leave the doctors dtal to with the things that are dead. A oontiDent is opening np before the young men of today where Spanish only is spoken. South and Central America and Mexico are fields where Nortb American enginneers and 6killed workmen will follow in the wake of North American machinery and North American manufactures. I believe that Spanish should be more generally tanght here tban it is." The last thought may be the result of the governoi's recent trip to Venezuela, bat there is no doubt that there are otbers besides Gov. Pingree who think that a solid, practical business education for the young would be far better than one whioh bas so mucb superficial knowledge of a vast nnmber of gnbjects.


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