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Where Draw The Line!

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A story was related a few d;iys since by the Detroit Evening News, if we mistake not, bout a man of that city who met a gentleman on the street, and ;ifter pfttalnj the customary gieeting he saitl : " By the way, my, frieud, I have a letter ti nul and nothing to address it with ëzcept a peucil, would you be kind enoogh to lend me your stylographic pen to wnte the ad dress with?" " Certainly," replied the gentleman, and promptly handed it over After writing the address the m;in very coo ly put the pen In bis pocket and asked the loan of the gentlemuu's pen knife to erase a wrong letter hehad made In writing the supersci iption, and rfalle engaged in this he remarked : " Bythe-way, niy friend, perhaps you have a stamp you would let me h;ive, asi sec the stamp window is closed and it would not be convenlent to procure one at present." The gen tlemm spoken to slowly pulled out his pocket book, all the time wondering if liis pen and knife would be returned to hun and handed out the stamp. The stamp was properly licked and placed upon the euvel ope and the letter deposited, when the man again turned to the gentleman witl these words: " I see my friend that you wereabout taking the Woodward avenue car? ; I am going that way myself, and as I am just out of change, perhaps you have a couple of car tickets with you!" The gentleman turned upon the man witl riahteous indignation, and was about to explode with wrath, when the beggar hek up liis hand deprec:itingly and addressed him thus: " Now, see here, my friend don't get inad about it. How do you suppesel knew that you drew the line at car tickets?" This incident reminds one forcibly of tbc attitude of some of England's free trade champions in the U'iited States. Uncle Baoa hasadopted English lawsto a very gruat extent, has many English customs engralted in the body politie, ïjtill further, England's champions have quielly stepped into theAmerican colleges, put the English stamp on many of our text books and on much of our literature and quiitly pocketed the professors and liutructon ïhen into tlie oonmeroUu worid thew c'ianipions step,and ask Uncle Sam to pull out liis pocket bonk and pay John Buli's way, by adoptlim Britlib free trade. By all means the line should be drawn on tree trade, and sharply drawn. America tor Americana. The Europeans are able to take ere ot themselves. Tlie banquot of the Michigan Club Monday evening wa9 the grealest of its kind ever held in the state, and its efiVcts wlll be the uniflCütlon of the Kepubücan partj', au increased zeal iu work and greater enthusiasm for the principies of protection to American industries, protectlon to the ballot box, as well as to the live& and property of men of all classes orcolorswho wUh to think politically for themselves. By opposingBritish free trade tlie party shows itself tne friend of the working-man whom it stoutly ïntintains ought to enjoy good wages. For free trade deprenea labor by pajlng it nadequately. It bas to. About a thouluid persons aat down and banqueted. B no incs or ltquors on the t all enjoyed the occasion, for hin Intel lectual feast, and a ti hear our leadlng ka&of the dny.


Ann Arbor Courier
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