elected bishop of Massachusetts, it is to be hoped that religious controversy will cease. The forces of the Episcopal churcb, as well as those of every other Christian body, should be directed unitedly against "the world, the flesh and the devit '" The speeches delivered at the meeting of the Business Men's Association had the true ring. There ie aa evident determination on the part of its members to bestir themselves and do something for the good of Ann Arbor. Two proJects were suggested and the first steps taken for their consummation. If the business men of Ann Arbor will only take hold there can be no doubt of their success. ___ The Demócrata of Ohio.in con'ention assembled, practically declared for free trade, free coinage and free whiskey. They might have declared for free rnen and free ballot, but that, in tho eyes of the south, would have been "waving thebloody shirt." The fascination which the word "free" has for the average Democrat is very amusing. Equally so is the meaning which he generally attaches to the word. The "freedom" after which the Democratie heartyearns would mean vassalage to foreign manufacturers, owners of silver mines and whiskey sellers. The followera of Jefferson have never grasped the idea that real freedom is the child of law, while spurioua freedom, or license, is bom of, andbegete, tyranny. The Courier makes an attempt this week to show that itisthe biggest paper in Ann Arbor. To the uninitiated its claims may seem plausible. In order to niake the statements it has made it takes The Register when it liad eleven and one-half columns of special advertisements, which are not ordinarily run, and the place of which is taken by reading' matter. This would make a difterence of over thirty-five thousand eins. Tui?, taking out what the Courier calis reading matter in lts columns, but matter that isreally advertising, would place The Kegistkii far in advance of every other paper in the city. Thie, it is reasonable to mippose, is true, from the fact that Tiie Register has eight columns more than any other paper in the city, and its columns are always bo crowded that it is obliged to leave out important matter every week. The Courier and Argus had both better try again.