Prof. Eorsey R. Hcppe, the democratie uominee for the office of School Connnissioner, was born Nov. 9, 1872. His parents are Germans, residing ou a farm four miles west of Chelsea iu the township of Sylvau The eider Hoppe endeavored to give his children a fair edueation, seudirig them. after corupleting the work of the district school, to the Chelsea High school. From the Chelsea school, each of his four sous and four danghters graduated with oredit. The girls are well known teachers in the courrèyDorsey R. Hoppe graduated from the Chelsea High school iu 1 890. Ho had attended school trat six'months of the year, being cornpelled to work on the farm during thej spring and Lfall months. After graduating, he taught school for three years, giving complete satisfaction where employed, and showing ability in organizing his school on the giaded system tben beiug iutroduced. In 1894, he entered the University of Michigan, receiving his degree froin that institution in Juiie, 1898. The greafer part of his expeuses at the uiversity he earued as he went aloiig, workiug for his tnitiou during the summer months and earning small sums in various ways during the college year. At present, he is principal of the Riegel School, West Bay City, Mich. He has been energetic and perservering and deserves success. He knows nothing of the ways of a polititian and if elected would devote himself solely to the duties of the office. He is a good, clean young man, who has earned the higü regard of all who kn.ow him. Among his acquaintanecs he will draw a heavy vote irrespective of their politics. A yonng man who earned his education.for the educations sake, and who has adopted the pursnit of teaching, of character and aiblity is well worthy of the positiou of school commissioner.