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A Growl From The Suburbs

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Mr. SI. F. Case bas returned from Laniing and reporta the prospect good for a fair and full investigaron of the Aun Arbor charter question. This is as it raght to be. ïhere bas been mucli talk of tliat city's foisting expenses upon the county, whicb justly belonged to the city góvermnent to assume, und if One-faaif of wht is correntstatement be irue, we questiou the propriety of euiarging, in any respect, that city's authority. One thing is certain, if Aun Arbor is entitled to six supervisors, ypsilanti is entitled to flve under the same luling, and wiU see to it that her riphts are respect ed. Itseeitis a liltle strange that Ypsiianti should uniforraly turn over more inss than a city which boasts of doub'.e the population and three times the saloons. It certainly cannot be because Ann Arbor is more law abiding, and it is competent for Ypsilanti to investísate. We believe that Ann Arbor should have her own "lock up" and pay the expenses of municipal violations as other cities do, instead of using the county jail and eharging all prison bilis arisÍDg under their charter to thecounty. Will Ann Arbor object to this?- Ypsitantian. Were the above statements correct, Ana Arbor would not object to the plan propoeed. Ann Arbor does not foist expenses upon the county whicfa the city Bhould pay. The county has never paid one eent of expenses for any prisoner arrested under a city ordinance and has never been af-ked to do so. It is true that when a person is arrested under a city ordinance, by an ment made with the supervisors long I ago, the jailis'used as a lock-up, but I the city pays the expenses incurred, I Jodging from the raanner in wbich the I Ypsilantian mixes up "fines returned" and "bilis arising under their charter," tt is evident that they have not investiated the matter. No fines would he itetumed to the county for arrests under the city charter, and even our Ypsilanti friends should not expect the city to pay for expenses of arrests under the state laws. In regard to Ypsilanti's representation on the board of supervisors, it is only their own fault if the eity has not a fair quota. Do as Ann Arbor is doing and demand your rights. Sir JonN LisTKR Kaye, of Canada, has 1 decided to purchase ten farms of 5,000 acres each from the Interior department of Canada. This allotment of great tracts of land to individuals is iooked upou with much disfavor by many, as experience shows this to have wrought mach injury already in the Northwest territories. A careful obser ver ■was heard to reuaark lately that the frosts in Manitoba last summer, which destroyed one-fourth or more of the wbeat erop, had been the salvation of that province as it left the farmers an encouraging erop, but discouraged 3and speculators sufficiently to prevent them operating a boom. So the land UI more likely be put on the rnarket at fair prices and the province enter apon a career of steady development. A provisión by our law makers for ihe state to furnish eradles free to all who raise babies would be far more sible than for it to provide free school books. This baby business is being overdone. If the boys and girls have not grit enough to earn their echool books, in this age of cheap literature, they had better take a few lessons from the self made men and women who have preceded tliem. Joiix Wanamakek, of Philadelphia, was invited by President-elect Harrison to visit him at his home in Indianapolis last week. This causes the Detroit News to suggest the petty insinuation that Wanamaker was guilty of dishonesty in the late campaign. "It can be taken for granted," says the News, "that the Philadelphia merchant's liberality in sending $40,000 to New York City a few days before the election, is at last toreceive acknowledgment,"and that a cabinet position is to be the ward. The fact is, which the News probably knows, that Mr. Wanamaker contributed to the Republican campaign in a perfectly legitímate way $10,000 and not a cent more, and not late in the campaign- the same amount tbat President Cleveland contributed for his party and sixty thousand less than Cleveland's cabinet contributed to keep their party in power. If the wizard of the News could at a breath convert all the fiction daily manufactured in the editorials of that sensational sheet, into concentrated lye, it would supply all the soap factories of the country and leave a handsotne profit for the inventors.


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