The following statistics in reference to the tin plate industry of the treasury department, are quite remarkable in the face of the statements made by the tin plate liara who have been telling the people that there is no tin plate made in this country : The report makes the following showing : Quarter ended Sept. 30, 1891.5 maiuifacturers reported : Tin píate, 152,480 pounds, terne plates, 674,433 pounds; total, 826,922. Quarter eiuled Dec. 31, 11 manufacturera report ed: Tin plates 215,911 pounds: terne píate?, 1,193,910 pounds; tota', 1,400,821 pounds. Quarter ended March 31, 1892, 19 manufacturera reported : Tin piales, 2,099.656 pounds; terne plates, 1,904,431 pounds; total, 3,OO4,OS(5 pounds. These figures do not include the sheetiron or sheetsteel used in the manufacture of articles tinned or terne-plated, estimated at 2,000,000 pounds. Mr. Ayer figures that the American manufacturera, in order to maintain the duty on tin plates after Oct. 1, 1897, must produce in one oí the six years enüing at date, 50,000,000 pounds oí tin and terne plates weighing lighter than sixtythree pounds to the square ibot. Mr. Ayer says the indications are that under existing conditions the production of the country before the close of the second fiscal year will be in excess of an annual rate of 200,000 pounds. Liule drops of Grover, Little grains of Dave, Muke their busted party Mighty hard to save. The old soldiers will probabJy remember the present House at Washington, iïom tlie lact, that Friday evenings were set aside for pension legislation, and that on those evenings the members all have so much business they can not attend. The American Medical Association will meet at Detroit in June. Itis understood that it will be the most numerously attended meeting of the society ever held. Over 3,000 physicians will be present, it is thought. Detroit's reputation as a convention city is always a drawing card. Of 642 delegates chosen to the national convention to be held at Minneapolis, 390, over one-half, go uninstructed, or in other word?, free to act as they may think the b#st interests ot' the iarty demand. The day when delegates shall go to conventions i'ettered and chained is about passed. The outcome of the Ohio republican convention, in sending exGovernor Foraker and one of his friends, together with two Sherman men to the national convention at Minneapolis, was not exactly what the democrats desired. But it was a grand thing to do, and shows the good sense of Ohio republicans to a remarkable degree. Judge J. O. Shields, of Alpena, died last Sunday at the home of his sister in Fowlerville, aged 44 years. Judge Shields was formerly a Howell boy, was boni in Unadilla, graduated from. the University of Michigan in 1872, and was appointed by President Cleveland as chief justice of Arizona. It will be remembered that there was a great fight over his confïrmation in the Senate, but he won. The young democracy of Kent county are making it very Hvely for the older heads, such as Mayor Uhl, Messrs. Weston, Doran, Carroll, etc. The young fellowsassert that they have done the work for years and the older ones have reaped the harvest. They now propose to have a few sheaves for themselves. As a consequence Mr. Uhl will not fincL it smooth sailing at the democratie state convention at Muskegon today. Prof. John Philip Sousa, leader of the famous Marine Band, oí Washington, D. C.in an interview in the Detroit Tribune, is creditec with the following language: ". believe in variety of programs. A man doesn'twant all dessert at Iris dinner, neither does a musical au dience want a program composec entirely of classical stuff. My suc cess is due, I think, to the fact tha I endeavor to please the audiences by giving them popular music, as that of a higher order. In Chicago the papers complimented thebanc very highly and drew a vivid com parison between our popular pro grama, wbich drew forth wonder lul applause, and those of Thomas which were regarded too cías sical." The present House of Representatives will pass into history as ' the one penny congress." Dear at that. W herever Gen. Alger appears at public gatherings, either in the east or west, he is enthusiastically greeted. Hill lias about given up his presidential hopes- this time- it is said, but you just wait and see him do up Grover, at Chicago. There is about $785,000,000 in the treasury, and vet. there are demócrata who claim that the treasury is bankrupt. If Cleveland is noininated and carnes the country the way he did Rhode Island, there will be sadness in the home of Ruth. Another tiu píate mili has simt down. The tin píate liar will please take notice. The mili is situated in Wales, however. Tlie tiu píate liar will now look glum. The Graat monument (to be) located at Riverside Park, N. Y. City, looks very fine, indeed- on paper. The people will think more of it when it is built. New York has been promising so long, and waiting for the people of the nation to do what she should do herself. Henry M. Stanley, the explorer, has consented to stand for a seat in parliament. ander the Unionists banner, in the general elections to come off in England soon. Here's hoping Henry will have sufficient hustle to get there. He might make some valuable discoveries in that body. It costs $5,000 a day to run the National House of representatives, and yet when a horse race occurs at Washington enough of the overwhelming majority of democratie congressmen can not be drummed up to make a quorum for business. What a commentary on patriotism and statesmanship. President Hanïson would have pleased a great many republicans had lie appointed Andrew D. Vhite,ex-president of Cornell Uniersity, as minister to France in lace of Whitelaw Reid. ïhe )resident's selection, T. Jefferson I'oolidge, of Massactusetts, wílí undoubtedly be aceeptable to Masachusetts, and the east. So many oí' the democratie members of the House we re abent at home, seeking a renomina;ion from their constituents, and attending the horse races, tiiat a quorum could not be obtained last 'hursday. The people pay thera 5,000 a year for putting up their own fences and neglecting public )usiness for horse races. Is that it ? It is asserted by Mr. Bland that, ' for the sake of a few New Engand mugwumps we are likely to lose a number of democrat silver states." ïhe "we" in that instance means the democrats. Senator Pugh, of Alabama, also agrees with Mr. Bland, and thinks that at least six southern states will repudiate the nomination of Grover Cleveland. Hon. Perry Belmont, of New York, one of the prominent democratie financial gentlemen of' the party, says Mr. Cleveland cannot carry New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut, and advises the party to nomínate a man who can. Perhkps Perry can name him ? And then again, periiaps the Minneapolis convention can name him. What would be thought of relig ious people if they had put in the hands of such men and was ïhos. Paine, and as is Robert Gr. Ingersoll and kindred infidels, the task of revising the bible ? Would they aot be considered fools? What then can be thought of the people of the nation who desire to place in the hands of its deadly enemies, the task of revising the tariff? The cases are parallel. A physician and surgeon, hailing from New York, of course, proposes to eradicate crime by " removing from tho heads of crimináis that portion of the brain which incites to crime." Good idea. As charity begins at home, how would it do for him to experiment on one D. B. Hill, of that state, as a starter. If it works well, Michigan will secure his services for a few of her squawbucks. The bill was up to name a sura By act of legislation, To give the G. A. R. boys in blue A Washington ovation. And every Southern Democrat Stood up before the bar And voted straight against the bill To help the G. A. E. It doesn't seem as if there were enougli republicans down in Alabama to get up a quarrel over anything, but that's what they appear to be eiijoying. Mayor Doty ouglit to stand in solid vvith Don M. Dickinson. It was the Mayor's pleasing address and good words that secured tor him that fine endorserneiit of the Washtenaw county democrats last Thursday. Col. Ilenri Watterson, of thes Louisville Courier Journal, is " agin " Cleveland. The star-eyed goddess says tliat Cleveland can not carry New York, and may risk such states as West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina besides. iienri would accept the nomination himself, if it carne his way. There are hundretls of people in both parties whb believe that the new election law is a good one, but that a change should be made so that no person could have any one to show them how to vote. If they do not know enoush to read and write they ought to lose their vote. There is no excuse for ignorance in this country. The republicans of New York, in their state convention last Thursday, chose four of their most prominent leaders as delegates at large to the national convention atMinneapolis, Minn.: Chauncey M. DePew, ex-Senators Platt and Miller, and Senator Hiscock. It was a great day and there were ringing speeches setting forth the sold rock principies on which the republican party is founded. The Minneapolis convention will be a gathering of the best men of the party, and its actions cannot help but be wise. "Was it just the thing for peaceable, law abiding citizens to do, to atring up a lot of men on suspicion of committing a crime, simply because they were colored, as they did in Tennessee the other day ? It is admitted that the crime, which was the committing of an outrage upon two def'enseless young women, justiiied the punishment, but to hang men therefor without being identified as the guilty ones, and simply on suspicion alone, was a dangerous precedent to set, besides being barbarous. The common people oí' this nation; the business people of this nation ; the great masses of the people would hail with delight a change in the law that would niake the election of president and vicepresident occur only once in six or eight years, and no man eligible to a second term. Our presidential elections occur too often. Once in four years is often enough to change state administrations. For the benefit of business, and the peace and prosperity of the country, our elections should not occur so frequently. The position of the grain tracle seems to forecast probabilities favorable to our retention of gold. The important iniormalion contributed to our Minister at St. Petersburg as to the situation produced by the great famine of Kussia warrants the conclusión that virtually no export of grain raay be expected from that country out of the next crop5 and it is likely to require years to restore Russia to her former status as a source of cereal supplies. A very large hiatus in the world's product of breadstuffs is thus created, and it will devolve chiefly upon the United States, as the principal exporting country, to fill the vacuüm. The inference from this prospect is that, if we have another good erop year, we shall nevertheless realize highei prices for our grain ; and, it we should have a poor erop, the consequent still higher prices tained for the surplus of one hundred raillion bushels of wheat to be carried over into the coming erop year will be an abundant compensation for the failure, whilst we shall be likelv to be enabled to keep our stock of gold in good sbape. Thus the prospect for the future of our agricultural interest and for the railroad interest so directly dependent upon it may be regarded as more! than ordinarily satisfactory. There was no mistaking the fact that the democratie county convention, that assembled at the court house last Thursdny was a Cleveland gathering. The visit of' the ex-president here recently, secured the solid delegation of old Washtenaw i'or him, although there was no political significance in the visit. That political monstrosity, known as the Miner election law, is now before the state supreme court, and its constitutionality and validity will be tested. The petition in the case is said to be very volumiuous and explicit, and gives reasons why the law is illegal and unconstitutionai, and In conilict with acts of congress, besides. The democratie majority in Gongress, by theii' votes, have decided to transfer the manufacture of binding twine from the United States to China, and Great Britain. For the good of the people of' this nation a republican senate and a republican executive stand between them and that suicidal act. Free trade means death to American industry. How easily one can lose the work of years was recently demonstrated in Philadelphia, where the invaluable'political library of Col. A. K. McClure of the Philadelphia Times was destroyed by lire. It took the flames only a few minutes to destroy what Col. McClure had been fifty years in accumulating, and what was probably the most valuable library of its kind in existence, very many of the works being out of print and never can be replaced. It was more than an individual loss,'it was a loss to the entire student world.