J. C. Higgins, of Detroit, traveling epresentative of the Metallic Casket 3o. , was in the city yesterday. Mr. liggins is an old Washtenaw cotmty man having kept books for seven years or Goodale & Henley at Delhi. 'Those were prosperóos times," said kir. Higgins. "The flrm did a trasiess at their milis of from $250,000 o f300,000 a year. In '76 I was the epublican candidate for connty clerk. : had a fine little mare that I paid $800 or, which I drove 700 miles in that ampaign. Of conrse I was not elected. No repnblican was that year."