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The New School Building

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The school board held a tnoeting last Moiulay evening and decided to adopt plans for a Graimnar School building, presented by üonaldson & Meier, architects of Detroit. The plan presenta a handsome exterior of the style knowu M the Romanesque Renaissance. The building is practically tluee storles, rising to a height of 35 teet fioni ground floor to cornice lines and to peak of roof 20 feet more. The basement will contaln necessary maclilnery for the new system of Iieatmg and veutilating, the first floor devoted to library and school rooms, the second floor to a chapel, the gallery of which occupying the 3d floor. Under the gallery, at east end of the main hall, on 2il flúor will also be tw o school rooms. The building is loosted in the center of the lot east and west on the north end of the piesent building, havlng a front of 73 feet on State Street and 110 fwt on Huron Street. The halls of the old building which are 8 feet wide are direUly couuected with main hall of uew building. There are twö entrances to new building oue on Sute the other on Huion street, both deeily recessed. The main en trance on State streel has outside stone steps leading up, and on Huron Street the steps are inside the building. These entrancea open into ten foot hall, which in the center of the building aie conuected with 20 foot hall, directly opposite Huron street eutrance. ON GROUND FLOOR four school rooms are located with seatlng capacity of 50 pupils each, together with a library and reading room 29x47 feet. There is also one wardrobe each for the boys and girls 8x37 feet, which are connected by main hall and vings which connect the two buildings, and have eutrances from both buildings. Tlie height of floor levéis are the sume as the old building, so that there will be no break or steps to go up or down. Each school room on this floor is provided with a lire place, and Is lighted from rear and left, and orovided with teacher's closets. l'rovislons have been made for thorough ventilation by the Kuttan-Smead or some similar system. The main staircase hall has two flights of stairs at either side, each six feet wide with separate platform and landings into the main hall of 2d floor. There is a 3}. foot staiicase in addition ut the end of the longitudinal hall leading to two school rooms in the 21 floor at the east emi of the building aDd undcr the gallery. There is also a stairway leiuling trom the library and winding up the sides of the tower in the north-WMt corner of the building to the drejsing rooms anti stage. TUE MAIN II ALL. This is looated on the 2d floor, and is 89x8i feet in sía', with trallery acro-ss the eutire east end and down the two sides to the proscenium Üóor. The seating oapacity of the entire audltoriaui is 1,400 giving liberal room tor each person. The stage is 20x40 feet in front. The seals are irnuigad m amphitheatre form, and the reur end at the floor Is 2.8 feet bighei th. ui at the stiige, slopinx fftêAaMj as all sueh ñ ors are now made. Tliough it seenis to a novice that a greater slope would be preferable. There will also be au entnince to the hall l'rom the old building! the connecting link between the two belng two stories in lielght. Tliis will ;:ive live exits. THE EXTERIOR. One can scarcely give au idea In words Of the looks of the building witli its gables and brokf-n surfaoed roof. At the northwest corner will be au octagonal tower 15 feet in diameter rislnji tn the licilit of the building. The building will be faced from the grniind-line to the ld story with onr granite field bouldert, the balance of brick. The lintel courses, silU and belt conrses will be of cut ptone, and the cornice of brick and galvanized iron. The main entrance is on State street, and another of scarcely less proniinence on Huron street. The openiil's of t In; building are treated with brick with simple bold arches, except the centers whieh come in the gables, theso ln;ing tinished with stone lintels MfOM the tow. The roof is to be slated, the center of State and center of Huron street fronts, having brick gables with Homanesque abutments at the sides. It is designed, we are iuformed, for the nse of the Orannnar school, thus giving the high school all the room In the old building, whieh it certainly needs. The Senatorial coutests are al i settled so far as they can be by the state legislatures, and the present status of the senate is Dow as follows: Tliirty-nine reimblicans and thirty-four demócrata, in regard to whose election tliere wlll be no dispute, have been chosen; the Governors of West Virginia and Florida have appointed democratie senators to till viicuncies, but whose claims may be rejected on the ground that no vacancies exist wliich the governors are authorized ttlll; and Turpie, of Indiana, claims a seat he will never be allowed to occupy. The West Virginia and Florida vacancies will eventually be tilled with democrats in one way or another, so the Senate of the Fiftieth Congress may be put down as thirty-nine republicans to thirty-six demócrata. Th us endeth the grent democratie conspiracy to obtain control of the senate by violent and treaf onable methods. A constitutional ameuüment much needed, is one to forbid the issuing of municipal bonds, or tlie legalizfng of their issue by the Legislature. It is sald that no less than 110 bilis for this purpose are now before the legislature. The furor for bonds is a worse plague thaii the liohemian oat swindle, and it is got up in a similar raanner. A boom is started for sotne fanciful iniprovement. People are made to believe that they can make a great protit In the value of property, or sometliing else, by saddling theinselves witii ¦ lionded debt, and when it is done tlicy luid the benelit iuapprecinble but the debt, un inevitable load that they must curry. They must spend years in paying dearly for a dead horse.- Ypsilinti Sfiitinc!. Let's see ! When Chauncey Joslyn ran for circuit judge six years ago Monroe county gave the republican noininee, Otis A. Critchett, 413 majority. But then, Judge .Joslyn is a man who believes in returninji good for evil. By-the-way, Judge Joslyn, "with all his faults," bas made a most excellent judicial officer, and there are many who wlll regret to see him step down and out. He has always been honest and fcarles?, and thoujfh holding crimináis riíridly responsible for their misdeeds, yet his sentences have ever been tempered with mercy. It will be many a day before a better man filis his place. A syndicnte is being forined in tlie state, to builrl a watering place it O Id Mission, on Little Traverse Bay. Maj. Kunsnrn, of Lunsinjr, is the prime movi;r, and Mui. Win. C. Stevens and Eviirt II. Sentí, ot tliis city, are interested. Theory can be made todnzzle and look plausible, but practlce knocks it out every time. Piohibltion isavery pretty theory, but taxation Is practical.


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