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To the Editor of the Democrat : I notice in the Ann Arbob Democbat your announcement connecting my name with the office of supervisor of the third and fourth wards, at the spring election. I am not a candidate for the nomination for the office. Under no circumstances would I further permit my name to be used in connection with that office. My eyes disqualify me for the discharge of the duties thereof. I have never been myselfa, candidate for the nomination for the office of supervisor. I have nerer solicite 1 the nomination f rom any source. I have never asked any man to vote for me in caucus, convention, or at the polls. I have never circulated any tickets on election day. Being always on the minority ticket I furnished slips for those that desired, but never asked any man to vote one of them, consequently I have never insultcd any man by trying to influence the use of his ballot. The republicans have thought proper in convention assembled to place my name in nomination for the office of supervisor on a ticket largely in the minority eight .imes, beginning with 1872. I was saved from defeat six times by votes from the opposite parties. I think the republicana voted solid for me those six times, but there was not enough of them to elect, the balance of power being upon the opaosite side which was thrown for me. Twice I have been defeated by republicans - all right. In 1873 I was in the hotel business and could not take the nomination consistently, and declined ït. The republicans nominated me notwithstandng. My friend Eisele received two maority over me in the democratie convention and was nominated. Neither of us took any part in the election. The polls were closed before time, preventing a number of republicans from voting, anl my friend Eisele was declared elected by two majority, I giving him one of them. [n 1874 and 1875 I was not a candidate. In 1876 I was nominated by the republicans and my friend O'Hearn by the democrats. At the election the democrats took ,he office from Mr. O'Hearn and delivered t to me, and held me in that position flve years in succession. In the latter art of the five jrears without proper consideration, I made a careless blunder in evying the street tax. It was a natural jluuder for a man to mako, and other supervisors have committed the same error. That mistake caused the fourth ward to pay more than its part of the street tax, and the third ward less than its art. I certainly had no intention of wronging or beneflting either ward, and am sorry for my carelesaness, certain re)ublicans and democrats to the contrary notwithslanding. In 1881 I declined béng the republican candidate for supervisor, as I was in poor health and nearly ilind, which was a good excuse for leting me alone, in connection with that office especially and upon a minority ticket. The republican convention, notwithBtanding my condition, placed my name n nomiuation. I could not do anything about it and did not. The republicans divided and the office was returned toMr. O'Hearn which was perfectly satisfacory to me. I have been very fortúnate n my unsolicited political career. I have never been confined to the nominating arty for support. In the last forty-five years I have been nominated for different offices by the old vrhig party, and bv the jresent republican party twentj-three imes. I have been only once nominated on a majority ticket. In 1850 I was nomnated aüd elected sheriff for the third ime, having been elected sheriff twice beore on a minority ticket. Three times I iave been defeated on a divided minority icket and nineteen times elected on a inited solid minority ticket. A. A. GREGORY. Ann Arbor, February 22, 1881. W. K. Childs left for LansiDg yesterday. A special meeting of the council was called last evening, but mayor Kapp and Aid. Keech only put in an appearance. The object of the meeting was to "consult in reference to taking part in the reception of president Angelí. A Toledo detective and another fellow were in the city Tuesday looking for a pump which Frank Kice held for his pay. The parties undertood to replevy the pump, but Gidlcy got in ahead of them and took the pump on an'attaohment issued in favor of Itice. Joe. T. Jacobs announces ia to day's paper his sixteenth annual closing out sale. A dollar saved is a dollar earned. Kow if you wish to make a few dollars, you should attend tbe great reduction sale of Joe T. Jacobs'. It will contiaue uotil the evening of March 15. Ilis last dose. Said a sufferer from Kidney troubles, when asked to try Ki ney-Wort: 'Til try it but it will be my last dose." The man got well, and is now recommeudiug the remedy to all suflterers. Wben derangement of the stomach act upou the kidney s aud liver bringing disease and pain, Kidcey-Wort is the true remedy. It remove the cause and cures the disease. Liquid (very concen trated) or dry act equally efflciently. - Am. Cultivator. The young lady who could not make her bangs stay said she was having a tuft time of it. Bucklin's Árnica Salve.- The best salve in the worla for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Sall Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all kinds of skin Eruptions. This salve is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction in every case or the money ref unded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Eberbach & Son, Ann Arbor, Mich. Cinciunati has a sample room known as "Haud 3." lts patrona are said to be very f pst. Lydia E . Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is a remarkable remedy for all those painful cornplaints and weaknesses so couimon to our best female population. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets.


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