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Another Veto From Mr. Hayes

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Int? iiiinonty i resident, counted into cfücs! Ibiough fraud, again playa Iho roh of obstructor of the wül of tho majorify of the American people as expres9(1 througb its Congress. The bill "to prevpnt milititry interfcrence at eleclionp," which the President has votoed, tras in substance tho "rider" tnkuii off tfcö nriny nppropriation bill and passed osan independent measure. Heobjected to nttaching a rider to an appropriation bill, nnd so, to please him, Congross sent the bill to him all by itself. He had pointed out in hts veto of tho army bill oertarn (to him) objeotionable features of the "rider," and, to obvíate those objpctionc, Congress consented to elimínate those features. But Mr. Hayes is be shaped to suit him, or rathor to suit the stalwarts who are his mentors and liis masters. The message itself is Senator Eduiunds' recent speech boiled down. Secretary Evarts was not a close listener to the Verniont Senator'splausibla logic for nothing. Kdmunda succeeded n his purpose of stiffenitig the President's vertobral column to tlio "stal wart" degree; and the veto is the result. Tliis veto, which, like its predecessor, will be sustüined, foreshadows the fate of tho rider on the legislativo bilí relating to Foderal Deputy Marshals at electiong. No political legislation is to be permitted in the regular appropriation bilis, or, apparently, out of them. The ■will of the nation is blocked by a de fcated candidate for President! Such is thebumiliating, nottostay exasperatingi iituation that confronta us. Tho Democrats will at least have done iheir duty. Having made up r record in favor of freedom of elections, untrammeled by federal interference. whether cítü or military, they can now only nppeal to the country for a verdict on ttiat reoord. It remains for the peoplo in their sovereign capacity to pronounce . judgment. A vital principie in governinent is at stake. Let the issue be but thorougbly understood.and wemay have no feursof whatthe cliaracterof the popular jtidgraent may be. The party of cpntralization and of bayonets-at-elections will meet with the condenination it deserves. The Hction of Governor Croswll ir nrglecting to approvp, and, at the same time, faing to veto, the Unñersity Mu8BU1B bil], is a littleodil. If he hasany ohjpctions to the bilí which he regarde s Important etiough to justify the with■ lioldine of his signnturp, he should also regard them as important enough, it would seem, to be embodied in a veto message. He escapea no responsihility by withholding his signaturo, tor if the bill becoines a law by the course actual]y taken, it is indebivd for its success quite as much to the Governor's act as if he had signed it with full approval. - Vree Prest. Friends of theUniversity reside where they may. do not stand in punctilioover the way in which the bill bocnmea law. What we want is the appropriation which we now have of $40,000 for a museum, and we are not disposed to higgle over the point whether it met the approval of the executive and became law, or whether by withholding his signature it hecame law. What we were mest interested in, was, to have it lecome law, and secure the appropriation. This we now have. If our coteui. is jealous of our good fortune, or opposed to the nppropriation, let it come out anii define its position, and not by specious criticism of the act of Gov. Croswell, allow the inference to be drawn that it would have preferred the appropriation should have been defeatod, if not in the legislaturo, then by the executive. Wm. H. Vanderbilt, his three sons and Augustus Schell arrired home froin their western trip Friday afternoon. - The Ilerald says tho Vanderbilt train party traveled 3,514 miles in 92 hours 45 minutes, the average rate of speed being 41 miles per hour. ' The contiuual trans-continental train ran 3,317 miles from Jersey City to Oakland, Cal., in 82 hours 47 minutes on one continuous trip, or nearly the same Vanderbilt pa98od over tho same road between Chicago and Omaha, and beat the Centennial fast train time by 23 minutes. Who says a train cannot go across the continent in 80 hours? Colonizing negroes in Indiana, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, anticipated doubtful states in 1S80, raay provean unprofitable transaction to managers oí Repnblican politics. However doubtful the project appears, we learn from the Indianapolis Sentinel that 2,000 southfirn refugees have been diverted into Indiana, which, if true, is for no other than politieal pnrposes. An attempt to carry out a scheme of this kir.d will, as Ben Butler remarked, cost the party moro votes by white laborers leaving it, than could be gained by tho colouizing proccss. Congressman De La Matyr says thf bilí he introduoed for the issue of abou $1,000,000,000 of greenbacke to aid in ternaj improvements was not his, bu anotber person's, at whose request he brought it befort! Congresa. It is the out-growth of ome ono fit for an asy lnin, just the same. Such an issue ■ would reduce the value of ourcnrrency scnd up Drices kite-liko and, no one would suffor more in conseqnence than .the poor and laboring men of thiecounfy. Pity the stoukholrtera of the Glasgow defunct bank. Sitice October, 1878, every shareholiler has had to pay $2,50C for each fóOO sliare. At the next oall those shareholderB who own $5,000 worth of stock will havo each to pny out $112,(fÓO more. ïwenty millions of dollars must be sqiieezed out of these uufortunate men. The stock was $,000,000 and was heldby 12.250 persons; 4f0 of these wars completely ruined by the first eall and now the rest be utterly bankrupt when the second collrction is made i i m ii _ Mr. Brush, a gradnate of the Univereiiy, 30 ycars of age, has invonted au eleotrieal light by which Monumental Park in Cleveland is lightpd. ïhis light is very oheap, and is of equal power aod burns with equal eteadinees: The "stal wart " feel botter toward President ITnyes since lio vetoed the AnnyBill. ïhey believo his vertebral column has been stiffanod, and that bereaftcr ho can be relied upon to do partisan cluty. Por tbis efannga of po liticiil lieart the organs rtjciico, none more tUan our esteemed ootemporary the Aun Arbor Courier, which lust vo--k was induoed to say : "It is extreniely gratifying to us thnt we were onc ot' tho twanty-two men at the Eepublican N.itionul Oonvention, who turned the tide of the convontioo toward President Hnyes, so tüut he received tho nominatiou." The Dtitruit Vost and Tribune establishment was visited by a destructiva fire on Sunday foronoon, arising from spontaneous combustión of oiled rags. The news or composing room was .'ompletely gutted, the editorial rooms considorably dainagei by fire and water, and the entire building more or less in jured. The damage is estimated at $15,000, tully covered by insuranne Through assistance of the Fren Press es tablishment the paper appeared us usual on the following morning. If it was on general principies tliere might be difEoulty in making out a oase of libel. But to speeify as did the Washington Post that Senator Chandler was intoxicated when ho made bis last blood-letting speech, opens an opportunity for a case, and if telegrajihio reports be true, our doughty represuntative wants our cotemporary to prove it or pay $200,00 damages. The Emperor of Austria celebratec bis silver wedding not many weeks ago The Emperor of Germany celebrates hi; golden wedding June 11. On tbeluttei occasion the Emperor's cousin, the Czai of Eussia, is to be a guost. The tvvo olc gents wil] have plenty of narrow escapes from assassins' hands to talk over while they take their beer and pipes. On Thursdiiy of last week the House " sat down" upon the eight hour hiw by killing a bilí to enforce it, by a vote of 217 to 87. This is one of the most sensible thiugs accomplished by this congress, and, we hope will settle for a time at least, the cry of the demagogue element of the country. JüDGE COOLEY TO A HlLLSDALE ScPERVlson- The great difficnlty with asesstnents springs fiorn the fact that assessors habitually disregard the statute and their official oath3, aud assess property at a fraction of its value. Th ere being thus an illegality at the outset, troubleandillegalityatteud the proceedings throughout, and gross wro'ngs are inevitabiy done. Sometimes one person or class is wronged and eomotimes another. hut thp jrpnp! racnh ;n 4-,- people, espcially the wealthy, are encouraged to coutest thoir taxe's. This 13 a great public evil, and courts aro sometimos blamedfornotsustaining tax rolls which npon their face are as lawleas as if the assessment had bepu inade by Judge Lynch. What can the ccurts do but saytbeyarelawless, when tho statute is openly and knowingly set at defiMice!1 Or, must they, in cases that come before thern, hold that the arbitrary discretion of officers lUiiy control the legislation of the state ? I do not refer to any particular illegalities, but speak generally. Very respectfully yours, T. M. Cooley. mjbjíxe- in mis vicinity the whoat crop has been injured by winter killing and the dry weather las't month to the extent of one-quarter a8 comuared witli last year's splendid erop, r say five bushels per acre less. The bost information obtainable wonld indícate tlmt one-fifth of the crop is yet o the hands of producers and subject to the demand of the market. Delhi - Judging from appearances now the prospects of wheat are above the average in the towris of tëeio and Webster. ïhe prospects in the rest of' the eonnty are reported to be equally good. ïhe stock of old wheat in l'arrners' hands is from one fifth to onefourth of the crop. Saline- Wheat on theground is looking very poor on about tvvo-thiriis of the uplands. Whero the land is naoist it still looks pretty well, but unless we get warm and wet weather soon, or.r crop must be far short of what it promïsed a month aco. The whnat in fnr. uiers' hands is pretty well eold ; should judge that at least five-sixths of tho erop had gono out of first hands. Ann Arbor - There isnow every prospect of a fair average erop of wheat in this county, although in sonie looalitios it is somewhat backward. On sandy land, it is not lookinp; as well as a week ago, tho cold dry weather affectiug it considerubly. It is estimated by the boyen in this city that one-fifth of last year's erop is in tho hands of farmers. Rain is needed very much. Ypsilanti- The wherit erop in this 6pction is looking splendid, especially on sandy and loniny land. On clay and, in somo places it is winter killed, especially on siie hills, the cool weather f the pust raonth has been favorabl 'or the erop, but what we are fvxlly in need of at present is warm weather and wurm rains to make tho yield first-elass. Host of tho farmers sold their last year's rop soon after the harvest, not aiuch ( emainimg in their hands at present. 1 1


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