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Wholly Obstinate And Unmanageble

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Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
August
Year
1902
Copyright
Public Domain
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This the way an episode in locaí politics is told by the Monroe Democrat: Editor Eugene Helber, of the German Post of Ann Arbor, continúes an object of solicitude on the part of candidate for congress, Townsend and nis friends. He remains wholly unmanageable and obstinate, and resists all overtures to turn in and support the republican ticket. When Congressman Smith, who does not deny that he prornised Mr. Helber the Ann Arbor postoffice, used him as long as he thought he needed him and then turned him down, it was reasoned that smarting under the perfidy and outrage of li is betrayal, he would promptly ally himself with the interests of same other candidate, and having beaten Smith with him, he would joyously and with alacrity hoist the standard of the winner in his influential and widely circulated paper and work for his election till the ides of November., But the unexpected happened, for when the first issue of the Post appeared afteri Mr. Townsend's nomination, and was eagerly scanned for a "doublé leaded yell of triumph" from the hurricane deck with the name of Hon. Charles Townsend waving from the mast-head, Mr. Townsend and his people were astounded at the emphatic manner in which tbey were not there. Instead, there rested over the columns of the Post that awful, ominous, brooding silence, that portended no good to the : republican candidate; a silence which j thickened and suffofated the air precedmg the eruption of Mt. Pelee, and Mr. Townsend was dJsmayed. It was believed to be best to approach the in-! fluential Germán editor and discover i if possible, the cause of hls detonating , silence. Accordingly trusted commis-j sioners, skilied in diplomacy and pro-, vided with the ambergris of good will and the frankincense and myrrh of . teraal affection, visited Ann Arbor and j foimd "Achules"' in his tent. busily employed in the rare occupation of miiidIng his own business. The Germán cliieftain received tlie ambassadors with courtesy, invited them to seats, and when they had crossed their legs and sat hesitating under the embarrassment of great responsibility, they were closely Interrogated touching the cau.se of so distiu.suished a visit. Ambergris of good will and the frankin-j cense and myrrh of fraternal affection; were thereupon produced and the I Achillian tent grew redolent with the! odor. These, the ambassadors gtated, were in expression of amicability; they greeted the chieftaln in the name of master, and had come to inquire uliy in bis paper there was not one little whoop for Townseud. and why hls ] ñame flew not at the mast head of the j Post. Then Bro. Helber broke loose. The silence was relieved, and that, at least, was sorne consolation. Ir. He)ber dld not scent the violet nor paint the rainbow. He told the ambassadors respectfully but firmly in effect that Mr. Townsend and the republican party niight this year go to that winterless climate represented by the gentleÉaan with hoofs and horns; that he was Bit in the whooping business this sumf&r; that the republican candidate for coiigress could not obtain his influence, and that republican politics, especially in Washteaaw, had become so corrupt it was a disgrace to be a Washtenaw republican. He bade them teil thelr master so, and signified that the ed of the conference had been reached.