Press enter after choosing selection

Editorial Notes

Editorial Notes image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

The democrats in Iosco county want C. R. Henry noiniuated ior regent. It is assertod that 90,000 COWS are necessary to supply London with.mük. Not more than half enough to gei aronnd at Lausing. The Corunna Journal proposes the name of Major P. N. Cook, of that city, for the republican noinination for Regent of the University, and gives him a fine send off. Representativo Jackson has introduced a bilí in the Legislatura for the state to purchase the M. C. R. R. Of eourse that would mean Eree passes for the legislators just tlie same. Farmers do you know what plough steel cost in 1880? 'It was 18j 2_Lents. Protection has bronght it down to S'. ernts. - X. Y. Press. """ There is considerable comment throughout the rural districts because Gov. Winana supplanted a farmer with a lawyer in the railroad commissionership. 'Rut the farmers have the governor, yon know. Do tliey want everythiag? Now is a good time for the P. of I's to give all the peopleof the state two cents per mfle vate on all railroads in the state. They have a majority of the legislature and can pass such an act if they choose. But alas! all the legislators have passes. Governor Winans has appointed Eugene Parsell of Flint, as the warden of the state house of correction at Ionia; and Henry A. Kobinson, of Detroit, of whom the Adrián Press once said "he is no better than a Chicago anarchist," as Comrnissioner of Labor. The democratie party has ahvays been a party of obstruction and destruction, never of construction, and as a consequence when they get in power and try to build they don't know how and make sad failures. They are bulls on a bear market and bears on a buil market. The physicians throughout the state are protesting against the proposed abolishment of the State Board of Health. Good health is a wonderful good thing, in fact, the next thing to good physicians, and if the State Board can assistin improving either, it should by all means be retained. The Republicana all over the state are anxious to have the new owners of the Detroit Tribune commence the work of making that paper a thoroughly metropolitan journal. There is no reason why the Tribune should not be the leading newspaper, not only in this state, but in the northwest, and we have full faith in the power of the new owner to make it so. A suggestion to the legislature : Pass a l)ill requiriug the legislature to meet once in six yenrs, and to continue in session not more than sixty days; ínake the state elections quadrennial instead of biennial ; have all appointed oflicers commissioued for four years ; strengthen the present election law in reference to the booth system ; do all this and more too within thirty days from date and adjourn sine die. By this niethod the peopie will have great confidence in the soundness of your judguient, and the earnestness of your protestations of reform. Gen. Henry A. Morrow, formerly of Detroit, commanding the First regiment U. S. infantry, died at Hot Springs, Ark., Tuesday. The following is a brief sketch of his Ufe : Gen. Morrow was left an orphan when a mere lad. ín some way he secured the position of page in the United States senate. He was a bright, gentlemanly boy, and Gen. Cass, then one of the senators f rom Michigan, took a fancy to him. From that time on Gen. Cass was his firm friend, and induced the lad to come out to Detroit with him. Here he studied law, and flnally became judge of the recorder's court of this city. When quite young Col. Morrow enlisted as a private in one of the Michigan regimeuts, and served in the Mexicau war. By authority of Michigan's war governor, Henry A. Morrow, at that time (1852) judge of the recorder's court at Detroit, raised a regiment of volunteers, the Twenty-fourth regiment Michigan infantry. The regiment was (lied in a remark'ably short time, being recruited almost entirely from residents of troit. The regiment was sent East and was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, first brigade, tirst división, first army corps. From the first the ïwenlyfourth iníantry took a lèading positura, partly beeause of the bravery of its men and partly because of the ability, bravery and dash of the gallant colonel. For bravery in battle Col. Morrow was promoted to be a brigadier, andsubsequently bfeveted a major general of volunteers. At the close of the war Gen. Morrow was appointed collector of customa at Detroit by Presilent Johnson, and a short time thereafter was made a lieutenant colonel in the regular army and assigned to the Twenty-first regulara. A year or so ago he was made a full colonel and given command of the First regular infantry, stationed at Sidney barracks, Neb. Before the war (en. Morrow married Belle, the only daughterof Maj.William Graves of Niles. He was a man of very considerable ability, a fine speaker, a good judge of human nature, and one of the most genial and pleasant men. He was broad minded, a great reader, and well informed on all subjects.


Old News
Ann Arbor Courier