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The Russian Persecution Of The Jews

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has compelled thousands of those psople to leave tbat country and seek a reíuge in more libera! and christian lands. A compaoy has been orgauized at Moutreal with a capital of a bundred thoueand dollars for the purpose of aiding Kussian Jews to immigrate to Canada. SENATOR David Dayis has introduced a bilí in congrega to retire justice Jluut, of the United States supreme court. The latter long siuce reached the age wben he was eutitled to retire on pay, btit has clung to tbe active duties of the office to the detriment of the court and i s suitors, preveuting tbe appointrnent of a new justice. He is superannated, and (■hould have long since relired. ■ ■■♦- , WrE did not suppose our remarks on the telegraph question two weeks ago would bear f nút so soon, but represenlative Ford, of Illinois, who was evidently thinking the saine way as The Democrat about the same time, hasintroduced a bilí in congress to place the control of all telegraph liues in the country in the hands of the government. There is no probability of the bill passing, but it ought to. It meaos the aboliüou of the most gigantic monopoly in tbis country, the cheapeuing of telegraph ratea within the means of the poorest, the ettabliahment of a line of postal telegrapby, iucreased news, trausmittiug facilitiee, and last, but not least, safer aml speed icr means of comumnicatiou. Speaking of the monopoly of the Wes tei-Q Union telegrapb company, tacts speak more eloquenlly thau wordt. X little over 44 years ago the lelegraph was exhibitecl for the flrat time in New York, but to-day there are moie Iban 850,000 miles of telegrupb wire operated in the United States by the Western Union company. It was but 37 years ago the 27lh day of last May that the first practical use was made of tbe telegrapb, over a wire extending f rom Washington to Baltimore, but now about 35,000,000 telegrapbic messages are sent in the United States bj the Western Union in a single year. It was but 23 years ago last August that the first Atlantic cable was flnished, but new there are more cable niessages sent betweeu New York and London every week tbao therc were letters during the whole year in wbicb the lightning flashed the flrst inttlligence under the great ocean. The net reveuues of the Western Union for the quarter ending last September were over $2,100,000, or $154,000 more than the estimates, so that after the disbursements of the three mouths had been made the surplus hid insreased to $031,000 on the tirst of October. The estimated proflts of the last quarter were $2,010,000, and after the disbursements of the three mouths have been made, including $1,200,000 for the required 1 1-2 per cent. dividend, there will be a surplus of $1,014,000. The foregoing figures, üoubtless mueh less than tuey should be, furnish a striking illustralion of the dependence placed on the telegraph by the people, and when it is known that uo other company eau exist in competition wi:h the 'Western Union, no oüier argument is needed to convince auy thinking person that it is oue of the most dangerous monopolies in existence. By the efforts of the De'.roit News that city isbecomiug purged of its hordes of crimináis, and tUat the efforts of the News are appreiated is attested by its increased circulation. The criminal lawyers and ïbyslers of Detroit inost cordially hate the News, ind stek every opportuuity to try ind muzzle it in its free, outspoken, fearless course. During the progress of of the Simpson muider trial recently, the News priuted au article showingthe num ber of murders wuich had been comuiitted in Detroit, and the number of wonien who had been mysteriously done away with in the pat tour years, and whobe blood stiil cries f rom the giound tor vengeance. The arlicle was printed solely as a record of facts, a matter of news in which the public were concerued, uijd the paper had no though', of iniluenciug the jury in the Simpsou case, tlieu in piogress, and who had been iustructed by the court not to read the newspapers duriug the trial. Siinpson was couv.cted, aud last week the murderer'a attoruey made application to the couit to have the writer of the article, Mr. B. F. Bower, the editor of the paper, Mr. M. J. Dee, and the proprietor, Mr. J. E. Wcripps, all punished for coutempt. That Detroit is uot entirely ovevrun with thugs is due largely to Itecorder Swift, than whoui a more honorable, upright and just ma never occupied the bench. The attorney's applicatiou was denied on the readiug, when the lawyer appeale 1 to the supreme court for a mandamus to compel the recorder to issue au attachtneut for the News editors, and was last week delightfully squelched by the court, justice Campbell satirically remarking that if Simpson had been injured by the News hu could briug a libel suit. Tally another victory foi freedom of the press. The constables don't propose any longer (so they say) to let the (ieputy sheriffs do all the business of running tramps to Ionia, and now go for every man who is so unfortunate as to have a ragged suit of clothes on. Twenty-one tramps have been sent up f rom this place the pat week. Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti officials should go into partnership business on the tramp business. There seems to be a strife as to who can make the greatest number of arrests. Justice Forsyth of Ypsilanti is said to be doing a lively business - that he is sending up more tramps every week than all the justices in this city together. The above items, .vhich are taken from the Ann Akbok üemocuat, are not given in a manner to produce the proper effect in tha newspaper war on official cupidity. Where aa actual wrong bas been done by an oftlcer, let us name it. The habit of classifying every arrest as wrong weakens the charges the Democrat uses against the officers.- [Ypsilantian. It was only a few days ago that Fred Huhn, who undignifies the office of constable, arrested an old man (without cause or provocation t is saio1) and Frueauff a justice of the peace sent hivn over the road for a number of months. Frueauff sent Fred Lang to Ionia when he had money to pay his fine. Constable Orcutt informed a deputy sheriff that he would arrest as long as he could find "a justice to commit men to Ionia," and Jie knows his wuu evidently. It was ouly some two weeks igo tbat Hnhn succceded by great tact and perseverence in arrestiog a man 76 years of Hge, aud who is now serviug out a four months sentence at Iouia. Another old man not having_tke fear of tho law iu hib mind actually attempted to go on foot from Ohebea to Detroit, and in passing tuis place Huhu gave chasu and succceded in overtaking his victim. He was taken tojail and the following day was taken before Frueauff und discharged. The New York Hour, wiiting of the manners of professional mea in different eouutnes, tells some unpleasing trutlis about our professional people wüich The Dkmochat is forced to acknowledge are well put. For instance it sayg that while we have many cultivated clergymen, the church is not richiu great intellects. We have many popular preachers, but theru are no great leaders of thought amoug the American clergy. The minister is necessarily grave in demeanor, but as he is thrown a good deal iuto the society of women, he is apt to be effeminate iu manner aud inclined to trivialities iu conversatiou. Ilis manner of speech is neccessarily oratoncal and dictatorial, ariting from the fact that no one is allow ed to dispute his authority in the pulpit. Theu there is the physician, whose aim is to créate a good impressiou. in order to secure patiënte. Ite lms to appear learnec itivl digolfled, but at the same time he must be affable aud condfscending. It is indispensable that he inspire confldence ind respect. Sick persons, and their friends, must le cheered up; henee the ductor is alwnys hopeiul mul üearty, anc will not ailmit the probability of a (ata issue to the case in haud until the las moment. The lawyer is the universal favorite He belonga to tlie priYÜeced elass; Imt his pupularity depeuds upun bis ubility, wit aud genial mauners. Nearly 11 our best speakers are lawyers. To be suocessful they musí be persuasiva and ready df spoech. They are "good fellows,' who know men aud how tu secure tbeir good opinión. The lawyer to-day ís uuquestionitbly the leading Sgurein America not only i)i politice and legislation, but also in private lite. He cau be i tuings to al men, and i.s uuiversally respecled au( liksd. The most ubnoxious oí all professlona people, says the Uour, are eililors and jouruallsU. The newspaper man, no matter how huiuble, is feared and often disliked la American society. lie is courted because he can make and uumake reputations, but is apt to become oracular and intrusiva. Journalisls in this country rarely run for office, and wheu they do are generally laid oul. In France, however, they are popular candidates, aud are much SOUght after liecause of their social characteristics. Ín this couutry, The DbmocRAT may add, the pleasure of journalisüc work exceeds the eniolumeuts of :my public office, and for tbat reasou journalista seldom leave the tripod for the desk.


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