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Local Option In Washtenaw

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It now seems to be almost an assurred fact that the citizens of Washtenaw will have an oppoituuity of votiog upon piohiuifion at 110 very late day . As soon as a petition signed by 1832 electors of the county is piesented to County Clerk Ilowlett, he must issue a cali for an election to be held withn forty da,ys and the election cannot je held in the month of March. A arge meeting of the temperance element was held in the court house last Saturday over whicli GeorgeS. WhÍMler, of Snlein, presided and at which Howard Holmes of this city acted as secretaiy. There were two opinions expressed by the speakers upon the ad ibility of an election beingasked for at once. One set called attention to the facts that defeat meant three years before it could be tried agaio and that theie is a majority of 900 to overeóme. Tiie other set of speakers tuought the time for action was betore the bitteruess of partisan feeling had aroused antugonisms. It was espeeially noticeable that the third partv prxhibitiouists were especially anxious for an immediate conlict. Speeches were made by a mimber of gentlemen f rom various parts of the county and the following resolution was substituted for one reconimended by a committee which had been appointed to consider the matter and had not reported favorably to an immediate submission of prohibitiou: Resolved, ïhat it is the expression of this meeting Lliattlie best interest of ternuerauce demand that immediate aetion be taken to canvass the county of Washteuaw under the local option law of the state and Unit a vote be taken on the subject at the eadiest oppoitunity. A county committee was appointed, the members of which vvern directed to appoint township or waid committees of which they should be chairman. The committee is as follows: A nu Arljor, First ward-E. B. Lcwis. 11 ïd. ward- A. H. Kt.yee. " 3d. ward- Geo. Soott. " 4th. ward- J. SoUamaoher. ■' " oth. ward- Spenoer Leunon. ' " fiih. ward- A. P Martin. Ann Arliortown.- .lolin C. Mead. Bev. .). l Bohultz. Geore Rawson. Dexter- William S:nith. Kreedom - Jolin Kcno. Lima- C. M. brow n. Lodi- Edward Glover. il.ndon- (;hurU's Canflefd. Manchester- Dr. A e. Taylor. Northfleld - Heskei 1 Lorawaj Pitisticld- David Wlltule Salem- George s. Whet Ier Saline- Wm. Dell. Boto- B. I'. Copeland. Slmron- M. Ij. Raymond, Freemn Galpin. David U. Tayloc Webster- Georgre W. Merrill. Vork- Alcx. W. Smilli. Vptilantl tbwu- Wm. Huston. ' oity, li ward- Dr. O. Bonsteol. ;.n.l Marl - Prof. Austin Georire. 8rd want -Dr. I) A. Pogl 4th Eugene Holbrook. '■ ötli ward- S. w. Parsons. An executive committee was also appointed to have cliarge of the campaiffn, consisting of B. J. Con rad, J. A. Scott, vS. G. Miller. John Schumaclier and J. C. Knowlton. It being thouL?ht that 2,000 signatures will be obtained by this aflernoon, the meeting adjourned until this aftexnoon at one o'clock, wtien they will reconvene at the eourt house to listen to the report of the committees and to decide on future action.