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The name of E. O'Brien, Jr., appcars as the solé editor and proprietor of the Wayne Coanty Courier. The editor of the Midland Republican calis hts puns his " oddities." Wliat 'hod tastes some people do have. The Charlotte Republican has resurrected the "chin pin," "noserose," "stool looi" poetry from its two or three years' sleep. After reading a terrific rebuke to editor who slay poets, in the Clare Presa, we struck itfl lead er commencing : " Did anyone ever get a calf by its narative and have it run its toogueout and blat?" Well, construe it as you please. The Isabella Enterprise, published at Mt. l'loa.-ant, with the issue of the lOth itist., celebrated ts lCtli birthday. The Enterprise is one of the solid institutiona of that county, and has kept pace with the times during all these ycars of progresa. The Ovid Register is the name of a live, wide-awake, f uil of lun journal which comes to our table with " please X " upon the margin. Certainly. That's sotnethiog we never refuse. The Register is published by Carrier & Carrier, and it ubli.ihes poetry that was written B. C. '81. The Tuscola Co. Pioneer comes to us with a new beading and in quarto form. It looks good in its new clothes, but that chapeau is altogethcr too faney to strike our eye favorably. But then, variety in the spice of life, and the Pioneer and Coürieb can now furnish the spice in this line. The Iosco Co. Qazette, puhlished at Tawas City, has changed h iods. Mr. H. E. Huaru, wfio has Deen n.v, -.¦.. . , prietor for many years, having S"ld out to Mr. Chas. R. Jackson, who has been in the eniploy of' the paper fir the past faur years, and is highly comuiended to thefrattrnity. The Adrián Tiaies fears lest the cold weather may have a depressing effect upon spring poets. Have no fears. They are a vegetable that no auiount of winter killing, "sleighing," " freesing out," or other frigid prncesseswill havo the slightest effect upon. With the perseverance of the hind leg of an army mulo and the brass of the cheek of a book agent, they will be always witb us. Fear not broiher. We can almoft hear their gentle patter, patter on the stairs, as we write. The Stanton Clipper thinks the kerosene oil laws on a par with the telegraph monopoly : The legi?lature is at work aeain trying to doctor up the kerosene oil monopoly. If they jut fooi with it a Hule more tbey will have t in good condition for extinguishing fires. It is so now that an cqual amount of water mixed with it improves its illuminatingqualities and keeps it from freezing. We are inclined to the opinión that tbe msjority of the legislatura of Michigan are " bloated bond holders " in electric light and gas-light companies and are putting up a job on the oil welk The Benton Harbor Palladium thusgoes tor the modern grammar : It must be evident to observers that lanuage can be well understood and used in its purity by persons wbolly unacquainted with grammar. Inaamuch as usage never changos to conform to rules, but rules chango to conform to usage, therc s no possible excuse for going back of established forms of speech which are used. It would be years saved for the study of practical science to throw the English grammar out of the school room windows. There is not one teacher in fifty who can "dispose of" every sentenee aocording to thü formula of their favorite grammar, and it is not important that they should. The Port Austin News gives the following incident of how the whirligig of time changos fate and fortunes : Frederick Douglass, who soineforty years since escaped from slavery, but liable to be dragged back under the fngitivc slave law untü his freedom was bough't by some Boston abolitionists, now lives in a bandeóme house standing on top of a hill, and comwanding a fine view of Washington and the adjacent country. This was built by ibe former owner of a large tract of land i'or his own residecice, wbo suld houselots only on condition that no spot should ever be sold toa negro oran Inshman. Having becotne poor he now livcs in humblerquarters, and U. S. Marshal Douglnsa has become owner of the house wiih 15 acres of land around it. The last is-ueof the Grand Rapids Saturday Evening Post, has a very wooly parable in its " town talk," in which the horse producing the wool belongs to Detroit And also this most fensible paragraph re specting the nasty, fihhy Addis cape : What doeT. T. think of t? He thinks he would hke to quit thinking of it. He thinks it is the leading topic ofenver-ation. He thinks it is not a imre and cnnobhng mbject for converiation. He thinks the case should never have been tried in oppn court. Ile thinks it is making nobody better, and niaking many worse. He thinks the way it draws reflecta no credit on the eommunity. He thioks the knowledge of the dirty details, givcnin thocrowded court room, and ppread before everybody, old and you ng, in the public prints, is demoralizing. He bears boys and school iris discussing the nasty thine, glibly, and he thinks some of them have learued more evil thruugh it, than they ever dreamed of before ; and a knowledge of which ought not to have come to hem. Thece are some of the things he thinks about it.


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