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The selection of Chas. D. Long, of Flint, as the new Commander of the G. A. K. of tliis state, is not only u wise choice but brings honor and promineuce to a worthy man and a good soldier, who left au ariu upoa a southern battlefieldM r. Long is one the kind that honois the potttlona lie holds as well as being lionoied by them, und the veterans could not have done better. His record as a soldier wlll not have to be "looked up." Jay A. Hubbell, the upper península state senator, endeavored to have an Inreátigatlng committee appointed in the senato the other day to inquire into the trutli of a political whopper published by a Detroit sheet that never was known to speak the truth - except some time by uilstüke. Mr. Hubbell must have lost Mae of his oid time astuteneas. The paper carne near making its point viz : Securing a big "ad" by legislative sanction. James C.iplis.ex-proscoutiiigattorney of Wuviie niiiiiiv, and a man oiedited with unusual good sonso, hts sued the Detroit Free Press for libel, placing his damage stake at $25,000. The basis of the suit is :i inimber of articles published in the Free Press last month in which he, Caplis, is accused of obtainingrnoney unlüwfullv froni the couiilv treitsury. It wlll be reuienibeied that the F. P. rejoiced jrieatly over a ni"st outrageous verdict rendered against lts contemporary, the Evening News, a few years ago, and it may have a chance now to rejoico out of the other corner of its mouth. Nevertheless, the aotion of jMr. Caplis in this instance is not considered very wise. The accusations against liiia not beingofsuffleient importance to warrant a suit.


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