A bilí passed the Michigan house last Friday, that ought to be criticized by the press of the st:ite. Rcfercnce is made to house bilí 136, (introduced aiul ngiueered through) by Representative Frank L. Dodge, of Lansing. The bilí s short but very sweet. It appropriates the sum of $3,500 auuually forthe next twoyears for the fire depiirtnieut of Lansing. The supremo cheek of the thing is contained iu these wordl : "Said appropriation shall entitle the state's property to the saine protection as given the city's propei ty in case of fire to any public building in the county of Ingham." The inference that the people of Lansing would sit idly by and allow the property of the state to burn up is a little queer, ïsu't it? Wonder what the flre department of Flint, of Kalamazoo, of Pontiac, of Adrián, of Ypsilanti, of Grand Traverse, of Coldwater, of Ann Arbor, etc, etc, think about that? If Lansing is entltled to $2,500 per year for the protection of the state's property with in her liinits, Ann Arbor should begranted $5,000 per year. For in Lansing no huuian life is In denger, but here, where two great hospitals are crowded full of liflpless people, there should be every precaution possible, and these höSpTTaft are wooden ones also, needing twice the amount of care that Lnnsing's great stone structure does. A still greater wonder is that only two men in the hole house rotad nay on the roll cali. These men were J. II. Holman, of Oakland, and C. K. Brandon of Wayne. They deserve to have their natnes j engraved ou golden tablets and placed in the rotunda of the capítol, that all legislatura may honor their good sense and integiity.