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Electricity Has Killed A Great Many

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Day
15
Month
May
Year
1890
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Public Domain
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people.but it does not get at Kemmler the New York wife murderer, as quickly as the case seems to demand. Hon. J. L. Lowden read an able address before the Farmers' Alliance of Ypsilanti, April 19th, on the subject of country highways. He believes the Bituation will not be improved until the laws governing the management of the roads are changed, and the school district system ie changed to one embracing the whole township. Also the taxes should be payable in cash instead of work. We believe he is right on these two propositions. The McKinley tarifif bill, strange to gay, is not going to suit the democracy, but as it has been most carefully drawn by the ablest business men and statesmen of the country, who have aiined to frame it in the interests of all the people, it will undoubtedly be passed without much difficulty. To make a tariff bill adapted to all parts of this great country is simply impossible. To meet the needs of the greatest number is ■what the McKinley bill will effect. Adrián Timkb : We add our protest to others against the Chinese census bill. This bill requires the Superintendent of Census togiveto every Chinaman in the country a certifícate, which, after ninety days from the date of the beginning of the enuineration, ehall be the sole evidence of his right to remain in the United States, and in the absence of which he shall be Hable to deportation or to imprisonment for five years. We do not deny the right of the nation to gift out or even exclude by proper legislation, immigrante whose coming the nation believes to be dangerous to its ■well-being. But, as the Christian Union eays, to select a certain class who have come, and put them under special restrictions and requirements and render them subject to exile from the land of their adoption for no crime what. ever, is an act wholly unjustifiable and wholly unworthy a great nation. It is difficult, indeed, to conceive even a epecious argument for Buch legislation. The present republican congress is working for the intereste of the whoie country and all classes of producers and consumers. The people asked for legislation against the gigantic trusts that threatened the commonwealth, and a bilí has promptly passed both houses that contains the following antitrust provisions, which will prove a death blow to these gigantic evils : 1. Every contract or combination made to restrain or monopolize trade and commerce in the United States or with foreign nations is declared illegal. 2. Any person who shall be found guilty of violating this act shall be Hable to a fine not exceeding $5,000, or to impri8onment not exceeding one year, or both. 3. The several circuit courts shall be given power to prevent violations of this act, and it shall be the duty of the district attorneys to prosecute all such. 4. Any property owned under such a contract or combination and being in the course of its transportation shall be forfeited to the United States. 5. A person injured in any way by such a contract or combination may sue for three-fold the damages and the costs of the suit. Befoke the next issue of The Register the long expected Symphony Concert will have taken place, and it seems not unfitting to compliment the Choral Union and ourselves as well, upon the Buccess of the series. It has been a remaikably euccessful course, and has also been a very expensive one. It has been of the highest possible quality in every respect. The promises made have been more than fulfilled, and the eystem which bas been so rigorously adhered to has this to commend it: It has given us entertainments which could never have been secured had it not been for the remarkable concentration of effort and excellent business methods followed. We understand there is a possibility of giving a May Musical Festival next year as a fitting climax to a course like the present series. In that event the Symphony Orchestra would be heard in at least two concerta and in a matinee in connection with the Choral Union. The Ímpetus which would be given to music would be very great and the advantages accruing to the University and Ann Arbor are easily to be seen. The Register endorses such a scheme most heartily. Mr. McKinley made a telling speech in support of the republican tariff bill. It was full of plain, practical illustrations and unanswerable argumenta. In epeaking of the occasion a correspondent of the Post and Mail says : When he was in tho midst of the most telling part of nis speech, showing how free trade had during the past quarter century decreased England's commercial business with the world 75 per cent., while American protection had increased - several times doubled- the commercial interests of this country, a low-browed democrat, who did not have the politeness to rise in his place and discover himself to the House, shouted out: How about free wool to stimulate American manufactures? Major McKinley quickly answered: If any one wants free wool for manufacture of Roods for export, he can have it under this bill, If any one prefers a foreifrn to a home market he can have every class of free raw material. But 1 doubt if any one will take advantage of this clause of our bill. The House greeted this retort with a volley of applause, as the members also greeted the references to the growth of American industries, necessity for building up our merchant marine and comparisons between American interests and those of England. The following from the S. S. Times of April 26, is plainly put, but we will leave it to every honest, intelligent reader f this item, if it is not the sad truth. The writer regrets to acknowledge that he had the habit once and knows how it is himself: Tobaccosmoking, like opium-smoking is an unnatural vice, as well as a filthy habit. It cannot even be said in ita defense, as is the case of liquor drinking, that it is a mere abuse of a natural appetite ; for, at the best, it is an ingenious mechanical contrivance for introducing a poison into the system, and damaging the powers of the brain. It is wholly an acquired habit, and its increasing prevalence is mainly due to the monkeyish lore of imitation on the part of little folks who have seen larger folks indulge in it. lts most perilous form is found in cigarette smoking by those who are still in immaturity. Now and then an illustration of its pernirfous influence stands out in startling prominence; but it is the great eweep of the evil rather than its particular instances of destructivo power, that is cause for profoundest alarm and sorrow. Just at present the newspapers are telling of a lad, of Bixteen years, who died on Wednesday of last week at St. Joseph hospital, Brooklyn, as a victim of this vice. He was a "choirister in one of the Brooklyn churches. " He is said to have been in the main "an exemplary lad," his only marked fault lying in his cigarette-smoking. When brought to the hospital, his very fingers were jaundiced with the tobáceo smoke he had taken into his system. His sufferings were excruciating. Just before he died he said pitifully: "I wish all boys who smoke cigarettes could see me now." These warning words could well be repeated, by parents and teachers, to boys whom they know to be in danger of similar ruin; and they will have added force when spoken by one whosays: "And my example shall no longer be seen in favor of this vice."

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