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ü!bx KECasTER has always contended ihat a good city government s of para3aount impórtame II is firmly eonfinced that the great majority of the people in thscommuiiity are intelligent and moral, and that, were these people 4o exertthemselves, they might.ucceed ja snatching the reiris of government ironi the ignorant aud inefficiënt which has too often carried the election. JNo unprejuiücedcitizeri will deny Jora moment thiit liie present municipal administration is far from heing what it shouldhe. ïhelawsogainst the mening of saloons on Siimlay are shameïessly violated. Prosdtules haveseldom !efore thrust ihemselves so promiaently before the eyes of the people. !ft)licemen have been appointed, who, while conniving at the misdemenuors of saloonists, have taken every occasion to display their hatred of the students and have thus helped to foment disorder which might otherwise have been Toided. The reniedy for these phortcomings fourcity government, above enumerated, is an easy one. Citizens sLould attend tiepsrty caucuses and thould strain every nerve to secure good nomina'ions. 'The Balooti element should be rebuked; the friends of law and order should take possession of the government. All thi.s can be done. The only qnestion is : Will it be done? The Register, judgïng from the frequent expressions of pinion by uur business and profesional men. is confident that such will 'ïe the case. Jvvins to some rnisunderstaiuling wbich seems to bave arisen, Thk Rkg38TEB desires to say that it is not now, and never has been, opposed to the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti street railway. It iias always recognized the fact that that nterprise is bound to be an important Tactor in the growth and development of the twin cities. The Register has, 2OTeTer, always protested against the jintU grantint; the company permiisioato runasteamniotoron the best ree:denïe 3treetsof Ann Arbor. Let tbeni ?itier do away with the motor in the ty limits, and select a route, the adopüon of which wlll not interfere with he vested rights of the Ann Arbor sempany, or let them keep the motor ad run into town on some of the back ilreets. A short time ago it was propcsed to continue the line along private jïopeity to Ashley-st.and thence to the link on Huron-st. Such ati arrangeaaeiit would suit the great majority of Oar ckiceüB, and ought to be unobjeciieuable to .the directors of the Ann Albor and Ypsilanti street railway Tuzas fs noted for its horses and its Bef. The formerareuseful and beautífni. The latter are neither useful nor beantiful. The ñames of the formerare anknown; the ñames of the latter are Silgare, Mills, et al. Mills'ears wtre stretehedtotheir utmost length onTuesásylast, when he got on a rain page i n ihe house of representatives. He called 3Jei& a friud, McKinley a cheat and Wsn a traitor. His party associates, lome of whom have equally long aural appendages, applauded his noble effort wad beeaine green with envy. The fact - lliat the demócrata have become so awAto oailing capitalista robbers, soldier? paupers, negroes ccons, that they nxnot refrain from billir.gsgate even hen they so desire. riiERE is olie reform, suggebted by the üírmeirs' alliance, which thould be conSKtnmateè as soon as possible. We refcr to the election of senators by popular vote. Experience has shown that 4tai legislatures are not always actuateá by patriotic motives iu voting íor senators. In fact too many of them aa &Ecinated by the glilter of coin jfarthermore, the present method inevitably leads to deadloeks, wrangling and wire-pulling. These disadvantageshave wcentíy been brought very clearly to otía iu Montana, New Hampshire, Kansas and Illinois. The fathers of the nalion did not build the eenate plank so irieily as they did rnotl parts of the toBBtitutional etruoture. Sr. ia to be hoped that the present legísture wiJl pass a law changing the present method of governing the county lehcols. Tlie bill already offered, wichh jfovides for the re-establishment of the offioe-of eounty superintendent, is in tlie directie of real reform. Were the peojde to choose one official instead of a ïteerd of three or four persons, they ffooid feol more interest in the elections aad be less likely to tolérate school rings than they are at present. Tiie mayor of Ypeilanti saw that rery saloon in that city was closed on Snnday last. Why cannot the same be iaii! of Ann Arboi?


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