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The Detroit Tribune Imagines That Its

The Detroit Tribune Imagines That Its image
Parent Issue
Day
29
Month
May
Year
1874
Copyright
Public Domain
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plain speech " hS acted as " u tonic " n the Altfirs: tb at is, itsintimatingour ïaanity or dishoncsty, - and thcn has oir.ething to say about " blackguardisni, hiefly ot' the coarsi' type;" which reninds us of the old spelling book story of lie farmer and tbe lawyer, " and ij', and ', gairt the lawyer, tbat alters the case." Vas it any moro comniendablo in the 'l'rihitne to "cali us names," meaningly, han for us to f'ollow its example jostingy and illnsti atively V Benidef, it is weiome to all the consolation it can got rom the " aduiission " it assnines the efect of its "tonic," to wit : " We jiresumo ,hat the decisión is to b.e obcyed and the Uegally issued bonds paid." This preuniption was and is based on the recogïition of the superior power of the general governhient, those armies and navios whioh, according to tho Tribune, are to overawe State courts, supervisors, collec,ors, and individual tax-payers, and en'orce a decisión basod neithcron law, jusice, nor corumon seuso. Does the Trini,, i wish to i.dtmriisti'r imother dosè o: ' tonic T' ■ - In this conntcüon wt; wish to say ti the Tribunes clappers (who never have read the Akgus artioles, but accept tbc Ttíbune i uiisrepresentation of them), that it matters not " how the people of Ann Arbor may fooi inolincil to act in this matter," as they have no cali to act, hav ing no outstanding bonds. We have discussed the subject as adisintoi-estedparty (that is in the uioney way of tieating it) having no taxes to dread, or holding no interest in any bonds. We nevel1 have believed iti the right to tax the people to build railroads lor jirivato corporations to owii, and the wishy-washy decisión of the Supreme Court of the United Stutos ba failed to convince us of such right. Ml!. CaRPENTBK would not voto for the " Civil Rights Bill " beoausa of one of its provisions. " Hu knew of no power in the Federal Govcrmnout to organize State juries any more thau to organizo State Legishitures." l'uirer .' That's capital. Isn't Congress accustouiing itself to do just what it jileases, rogardless of its rights in the premisos. " Power," with Congress, is uot synonyuious with right, but is only anothor word for wigU. Will Mr. CARrENTEit teil us why Congress may not as well interfere wilh the orgunization of State juries as with the regulation of State schools? If it eau say that districts shall not iuaintaiu and establish separate schools for colorad pupila, why not order that local juries shall bo mixed? Mr. CAlirKNTER would strike more effective blows at Congressional usurpation if he would go back to first principies and recognize and declare the right of the States to regúlate their own local and internal affairs. - Since the abovu paragraph was put in type we have clipped an article f rom the New York Kreuiug l'ud (Eep.), which discusses the educational feature of the " Civil llights Bill," taking essentially the same view expressed above. The Vost concludes that in all the Southern States - whore education of the negro is most needed - compulsory mixed schools will be no schools. The Post also sug gests that its passage as a tribute to the doad Sumner is sufficient to a waken doubt of its wisdom. In 1854 A NEW party was organized under au " old oak " at Jackson, the convention being participated in by the body of Free-Soilers and a few out-eomers from the Whig and Democratie paities. The new party swept the State at the November election, and in its victory gave birth to the Republiean party. Other restioss politicians have a laudable auibition to emulate the example then set, as will be seen by a cali for " A Reform State Mass Convention," published in another column. The minority mombers of the Legislature were not sufliciently numerous to give their committee very great prestige, and it reruainB to be seen how the proposition will be received. If the Grand Rapids Democrat, the paper in which the oall first appeaiod, has foreshadowed the principies of the now party in the " card" of its publisher announcing himself willing to go to Congress, it will find " Jordan a'hard road to travel ;" in short, ought to " die a borning." We wish to know more of the views of the inovers before "blowing or striking " for their convention. The Toledo Commercial made i criti cism of our artiele coueerning the Su promo Court decisión as to the validity o railroad aid hemds similar to that ot' th Trilmne, though nut in as discourteou and obnoxious language ; and now it give as a synopsis of our rejoinder : " lt die not propose absolute resistanee, but oul; suggested how that it inight be made. Both wrong and bungling. We suggqstet siuiply tho legal rights and romodies o individual tax-puyers in the event of su pervisors and collectors respo;t.inj the do cision as final and assuuiirig to levy anc collect taxes to meett the judgmont ren dered or to be rendered. And we have yet to learn that it is either unpatriotic or rebellious for tax-payers to use all Ie gal raean8 or remedies to protect their rights. How far our State courts wil go in defense of their decisions and rights is for thura, not the Alio es, todeoide. Tuk Toledo Commercial evidently don'1 think the property interests of the woinen of Michigan suffer becauso they are deprivedof the ballot. Aniougother things itsays: "In further illusUation of the state of things in Michigan, we niay cite the case rnentioned by a Toledo Attornoy. He has a Miehigan cliënt who is in the real estáte business, and whose wife does sometbing in the sanie line. He coniplains bitterly, that while his wife can buy and sell atpleasure, without consul ting him or even letting him know what she is doing, he cannot sell a foot of real estáte without botli her knowledge and consent. He feels that the ' oppression' in his case is all on his side, and don't seé any necessity for his wife's having the ballot as a ' protection for property.' " - Perhaps when she gets the ballot and makes the laws she will legislato in the interest of lier afflicted husband and give tiim the same control of' his own estáte that she now enjoys. Eev. F: A. Blades has been appointed Appraiser of Merchandise at Detroit.

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