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The editor of the Northville Record witnessed the last gaap of the recent legislatura, and tells the story in tais way : "Very few legislative journals have been sent out during ibis sesEion of ttie legislatura, t is not because they have bot been printéd, however, for the state printer has a contract for printing several thousand each day. Thev li not been senl out owing tothe iuability of tlie l'egislaturé to agree as to how inany sliould be sent out for each mcmber, iiii.l i'rom 15 to 20 tons of theun have aGuumulated in the state printer's . A lew thousand í them however were "distributed" düriug tlie last few honrs of the Legislativo session. Each representa tive provided himself with an annful of the amunition with which to pelt some'other inenaber during the grand wind up. When the melee was over the iniplenients of war, journals and house documenta, covered the represeutative hall a foot thick and the senate chamber looked as if a cyclone had struok it. The writer was on the house floor at the time tlie first gun was fired, (we think by that venerable statesman Rep. Sawyer of Ann Arlior) hut soon made his escape to the gallery. In the midst of the flying missoLs Rep. Kiminis "our own Ansie" crawled under a huge basket which in the early evening lie had prepared as an impromptu breast work. When the rush was made into the Senate chamber every senator was compelled to fly for his life and in two minutes tlie speaker and a few messeneer boys were all that was left to guide the ship of state."


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Ann Arbor Courier