Mr. Patrick Forti, the editor of the Irisli World, one Of the most influenüal papers in the country, in a recent interview on the political eltuatlon pavo the followlng idea?, and as, from his position lie knows wliat he is talking about it cannot but have great weigh',: " IIow are the Irish on the qucstion of the tarill?" " Nine out of ten Iiïsl.men are protectionists. It would be strange, indeed, if they feit otherwise. Undtr the bligliting inlluence of British free trade Irish industries have withered and perished and Ireland has been made the poorest and most wretched country in all Europe.'1 ' Whjr, then have the Irish iupported the Democratie part, which is dominated by a sentiment of free trade?" " Th;it s oDe of the curiosities of politics. It inight take too long to loquire nti the causes thit produced this contradictory eflect. Ireland, by the destiuction of lier native industries, was doubly conquered by England. With the dis:ippearance of Irish manufactures the Irish population began to melt away. Those who remaiued in Ireland made a market f or English goods, and those who erossed the seas and who voted into power a party thftt su-tained the free trade pollcy sulted Enelish purposes all the same. In all this England hasshown the wisdom of the serpent. But IrlshAmericans, too, are becoming wise. In 1884 thcy began to open their eyes and tosee the light, and they have keptthein opensince; and now, if the Rcpublican part}' only does the wise and patriotic thing at the Chicago Convention, the one time " solid Irish vote," which tlie independent action of '84 put in a state of solution, will be utterly broken and forever free- a good thing for the Kt-publican party, and rood thing for the nation, and a good thing for the Irish themselves." "Next Door," and other poems, II tbc title of a neat volume just issued from the Col'rier press by Mr. C. B. Bowell ol Detroit. Among the notes s one ex plaining llie title, and as it refera lo a gentleman wlio forinerly was Mayor o Ann Albor it will be of interest to quote "The late Hlram .1. Beakea, who dlet at Ann Arbor, May 20, 1882, for severa] yeurn prior to liis death was a meinber ol the law lirm of Beakes & Cutcheon, whose offices compiiscd time rooms in the Seitz block, Detroit. On the glass panel of the door of the room oocupied byjudge Beakes was thisinscription: "H. .1. Beaks. Entrance next door. About ii year after Judjre Beakes dcath this IntcrlpUon remaineu. At thitime the vriter - whose oflice faced on the opposite side of the corridor - saw workmen taking away the door referred to, in connection witli the work of raziiijf the building and the qtiestion arose in tüi nnncl, "Where now It 'next door,' wltlt Judge Beakes 'i " Aud the qneries wcre at once written in the form they appear in InltbJ poem of thta book." l.ocal interest also attaclies to another poem, cüllt'd "Oíd Gray Kick,"sii(ríjested by a sermón delivercd by Kev. Dr. W. VV. Uüinsay, July 1883 in Detroit. It is - book of poems showing the true gift of verse and they breathe a lofty inspiration withal. Mr. Ilowell lias liad the work gotten out for bis friendt and nelsbbon tor a dollar per volume. His uddress Is 28 Biilil Block, Detroit.