YV gol under high tariiï steadily feil in price from 51 cents in 1867 to 46 cents in 1870, 43 cents in 1875 to its present unprofitable cheapness. How then has the high tariiï benefited the vvool grower? The democratie state convention which met in Grand Rapids yesterdav was a gathering of representative men. It was such a convention which presages success. It was such a convention as fittingly represents a great party. It does not seem to be such an exceedingly easy task for the republicans of the Jackson district to keep James O'Donnel from walking off with the Congressional nomination in that district. The trouble is that the republicans don't feel certain of electing any other republican this year from that district. O'Donnel is not quite as high a protectionist as most of the party and henee is more ín line with the growing sentiment of the country. McMillan has left the republican party to guide itself in this state. He is the greatest leader they have in the state. His brains are worth three Alger's and it must have been mortifying to him to put in the money and win the victories for the party and see Alger spend far less money in ostentatious charities and win a boom, which if it does not win him a vice-presidential nomination will at least place him in a good position to succeed Senator Palmer. But the leader and organizer has stepped out and the republican party will have to come up to the death struggle this year under new and untired leadership. It is decidedly refreshing to find protection journals waking up to the decided growth of public feeling in iavor of tarifF reform. There is no strenger high tariff advocate in the state than the Detroit Journal, and although a few protectionists are yet deluding themselves with the idea that tariff reform is not popular, the Journal editorially says: In Michigan, for example, Cleveland is not likeíy to lose any votes on account of his tarifF revisión message, and the Democrats will probably carry as many congressional districts as they did befbre. There is no use in shutting the eyes to the fact that the Kepublican party is losing its hold in the north, even on the protection issue, and it must begin to look around for recruits elsewhere." Furtheron, the editor states that "the repu blicans even intne nortnwest are no longer to be depended upon, Minnesota and Kansas send as radical revenue reformers to congress as Kentucky or Mississippi." When jt is considered tViat the people are giving more thought to this subject than formerly, the reason for this grovvth in popularity of tariff reform is easily to be seen. The people are tired of trusts and monopolies and are now able to see how they have been hoodwinked by them.