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erty should uot be taxed just the same as other property, and we hope to see a law passed to that effect. We nevcr did take any stock in the fellow Bontecou. Ia the first place we don't believe he has the cause of temperance at heart, and is only engaged in the work for the money he can make out of it. Mr. II. P. Myrick the editor of the Register still sticks to Mr. Hamilton. But the business manager, Mr. Conrad, is well pleased with the postoffice location and so informed a Democrat reporter Monday. Guiteaxj, the assassin, found fault with the court, the attorneys who defended him, and now the confounded fooi finds fault because he has been sentenced to be hung June 30. Some persons are never satisfied. We are pleased to know that The Democrat continúes to grow in public favor, and that our eff orts to give the public a readable paper is appreciated. The circulation of The Democrat is sleadily increasing - and why ? because it is the local paper of the city. Bt the time that the question of a new trial ia the Guiteau case has been decided it will be warm weather.The suggestion of the Adrián Times to have the assassin executed on the anniversary of the shoot ing of president Garfield is a good one, notwilhstanding it comes on Sunday. ■ 1 --ta The pomological society has taken a move in the riglit direction, and hereafter if fruit growers live up to the resolution adopted, the people will no longer be swiudled in purchasing fruit. It is a notorious fact that for years cerlain dealers have imposed upon the public by giving poor measure. Mr. Page hit the nail ou the head when he said it was downright robbery. The proposition of speculators to purchase Guitcau's remains and exhibit them throughout the country is too disgusfing to entertain for a moment. The government should take possession of the body and cause it to be secretly buried, where body snatchers and gheulish speculators cannot fiud it. It should not be delivered to his relatives, or there will be soine further terrible scandal a'jout the disposition of the remains. Gov. Jerome has called a special Bession of the legislature tor February 28, to consider the uew tax bill prepared by the tax commissioner appoioted last spring. Under the law legislators cannot receive pay for more than 20 days at any special session, and this provisión practically limits the length of the session, as our patnotic representatives are not prove to devote their time to the public for any lengthy period, unless paid for it. It is therefore more than likely the business of the session will be rushed through. There have been ouly fliree special sessions of the legislature since 1850, and it is to be regretted that the state is to be afliicted this year. The cqurse of the Pree Press in defending the thieves and abortionists of Detroit, and those in office who aid and abut them, has attracted the attention of the decent and rcputable people of this community and excited their universal disgust. Of course it is a clear case of sour grapes, but this doesn't make the slightest diiference with the facls. No one will suspect Mr. Quinby of "standing in" with the disreputable persons who invest Detroit, but it'isdisijiisting tosee him attack those who are trying to bring them to justice. There is one consolation, however. If the Free Press' defense lus the usual result in this case, it will land all the thieves, abortionists and murdeïers in the state prison, a thiag devoutly to be wished. Rev. David lúigar, editor and proprietor of the Dtxter Leader, died Saturday of pleuro-pneumonia in his 51st year. In May 1S80 he purchased tbe office and good will of the paper which flourished under his management. Mr. Edgar was born in the county of Down, Ireland, Sept. 30, 1831. ín 1844 with his parents, he emigrated to ibis country and settled at Lansingburg, N. Y.,where beremained until 1857. At Lansingburg he attended an academy, and went through tbe preparatory couise, entering Princeton college in 1851 from which he graduated in 1854, with tbe dcgree of A. B. In 1854 be entered Princeton Theological seminary, and graduated from that institution in 1857 at wbich time he received the degree of A. M. Soon after be received a cali to minister to the Presbyterian cburch at Haverstraw, Rockland county, N. Y., where be remained one year. After tbat he was pastor of churches in the following places: Dansenburg, N. Y., two years; Troy, N. Y., seven years; Napoleon, Obio, four years; Upper Sandusky, two years; Parma, Micb., Uaisin, four years. The funeral was held Monday.


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