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Owosso is trying to take the county eeat...

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Owosso is trying to take the county eeat of Shiawassee county away from Cornnna aud wants it so bad tbat tbey propose to baild a court house and pay for it all themselves, without a cent of oosts to the taxpayers of the connty outside of Owosso. It looks like an iutentional slight tbat Senator Campbell is not to be allowed tae floor at the post office club banqnet jaext week. Governor Pingree left so many tbings to the senator in bis Ypsijanti speech last week, that it would be real interesting to let the senator get in a word edgewise. The astnte field eeoretary should secare hiru the opportnnity. The two candidates for governor, Pingree and O'Donnell will have an opportnnity to get in several good hits at each other at the republicau 'club banqnet, while Gen. Spalding, Sawyer, Allen and Wedemeyer will eaoh have a chance to say who shall be the nest congressman from this district Fellows, Smith and Townsend seem to be left out in the cold. The mayor's veto of the resolntion calling for the publioation of tho list of ihe persons helped by the city poor f nnd is a jast one. No good end wonld have been gained by the publication. The professionals and regular dead beats wonld not have ruinded it, while the deserving poor would have had their feelings needlessly laoerated. The poor fund in this city has been very economioally administered, rauoh more so thau maiiy other funds. The expense last year was about $600 less than 15 years ago, while the city is mnch larger and the times mooh harder. The finance oommittees see these names every month, and any undeserving cases could be weeded out from the list in the city lerks office, without the inhumanity of parading the names of the unf rtunates before the public Superintendent of Public Instruction Hammond, in a speech at Marqnette, made a bid for political support in advocating a state normal school in the upper peninsnla. The interests of the state were not considered, nut the local pride of the upper península inhabitants was flattered and the adroit; politicians of that section may be relied upon to bring tbe matter up before the nest legislature. This división into many schools is an expensive matter tu the state. It will cost much less to run one normal school with 2,000 pupils tban two with the same nurnber. The state migbt better pay the railroad faies of all upper península stndents to Ypsilanti than to build a school for them tbere. It would be much cheaper and they would get a much better edncation. Tbe upper península is an expsDsive luxury to the state anyway. The politicians want everything np there that the lower península has, obJivious of the fact that fche lower penin. sula is eleven times as populons. The lower península, for instance, had a prison so the upper peninsnla must have one, altnuugh they have not been ahle to fill it and tbe expenses of the Marqaette prison have been many times per oapita greater tban the Jackson prison. Hovv mnch cheaper it would have been to have enlarged the Jaokeon prison if necessary The School of Mines in the upper península is another illustraiton of tbe cost to the state of operating an institution there. The expense to the state per student has een very many times the expense at the University or the Ypsilanti normal.


Ann Arbor Argus
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