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Day
17
Month
March
Year
1886
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1 [Senator Jones would probably like to liave her give hitn her Palms, but alas, =he won't. "The Ypsilanti bankruptcy," about which the dailies have had considerable to say of late, bas nothing to do witli our fair sister down the Ilurou. The bankrupts are foreigners, the Prlnce and Princes Ypsilanti, who have got away with several raillion dollars within the past few yeais, mostly at the gaming table. Ara Ia crank? N-n-n-o! Am I the representative iny constituents thought I was? Xo. Am I earning my $5,000 per year ss a senator? No! Well, then, whataml? Wby, l'm in love! How can I be all these things? Oh! dear, I'll just step out on the street, and perhaps I'll see her pass by ! Soliloquy by Senator Jones. The Knights of Labor of Decatur, 111., send out a notice to the effect that the launching of a new political labor party in that city reeently was not by that organization at all, but an entirely separate concern known as the Decatur workingmen's club. The K. oi L. does not propose to go into politics, but thinks it will have sufflcient work to do in attending to its legitímate field of iction, viz : The best ntere.-ts of the laboring man. The following words of caution from the Detroit Eveninsr Jïews, may well be pondered over by the class to whom it refers. Too much haste often defeats iiiQt (¦uno; - Isn't lt posslble tliat the worklngmen of tbe country are belng hurried on a Ultle too fasitbls spVlng? They have plenty of reason tocomplaln, no doubt; hut are they uslng lust the rlght means to redress thelr wrongs? There was mucn sound sense In what Munter Workman Powderly sald the ottier day to the effect thal strikes and boycotts are desperate weapons to be csed only In the last resort. and tobeusedeven then whenall theclrcurnstanceselve an assurance of success. Isn't this sound advice belng disregarded In many Instances at the present time? Aren't strikes belng uaed as the flrst rrsort and underclrcumstances which In most cases rendet defeat certalnfj lüiiiiu' closes the second and last volume of bis book as follows: "The national government has in theae twenty years proven its strength in war, lts conservatism in peace. Tbe self-restralnt which citi.ens of the republic exhibited in the hour of need, the great burdeiis which they bore under the inspiration of public duty, the public order which they niaintained by their instructive obedlence to the command of law, all attest the good government of self-governing people. Full liberty tocriticise theacts of persons in official stations, free agltatlon of all pollticul questions, frequent elections that give opporlunity for prompt settleraent of all issues, tend to insure popular content and public safety. No government of modern times hus encountered the dungers tbut have bcset the United States, or achieved the triumphs wherewitli the nation is crowned. The assassination of two presidents, one inauguraied at the beginning, the other at the close of this period, while tbe cuuse of profound national grief, reftects no dishonor upon popular government. Neither crime bad lts origin in the poütical institutions or its growtb in the social organization of the country. Both crimes received the execration of all parties and all sections. In the universal horror which thoy inspired, in the mujestic supremacy of the law whicb they failed to disturb, may be read the trongest proof of the stability of a güvernment which is founded upon riKlit, fortitied by the iutellience.wrought witb the virtues of the people '' Last evening a meeting was held at Fireman's ball to discuss the propriety of voting the suin of $5,000 towarcl erecting a bridge over Detroit streef, at the crossing of the M. C. R. R., and thus secure to the city the fine iinprovements corjtemplateil by the M. C. R. R. at this place, in theerection of a new passengei station, etc. The hall was crowded with onr business men and best citizeno, and the subject was thoroughly discussed by Missrs. A. J. Sawyur, D. Cramer and others in opposition to Mie scheme, and by John F. L;iwrence, Prof. J. B Davis, Jas. Clemtata and others in favor of it. The best speten of the evening wns the ono by Rev. S. Haskell- at least so TWJ inany thnught. Alter the question had been thoroughly discussed a resolutiou was passet! without any opposition, to the effect that "it is the sense of this meeting that the sum of $5,000 should be voted at the election to-niorrow in aid of the M. C. R. R.'s contemplated improvements at tliis place; the bridge over the Detroit Street crossing to be of iron with iron and stone foundations; and that State strcet should not be closed tip." The State Dental Assoclatlon opened yesterday with a large number of delegates present. The sesslons are being held at the Dental college.

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