Michigan will be represented ín Congiess next year. There will be Stearns and Ford, Whiting and Tarsney, Yaple and Barnes, Chip man and Fisher. It is time for the republicans to nominate JeromeFreeman for county clerk. They can't elect their candi date any way so they might as wel recognize the claims of the coloree voters. That's their way of doing business. Thus early in the campaign it i seen that our nominee for congres is more than a match in presentin; clearly the issues of the campaign for his antagonist, Mr. Allen. Mr Stearns has also the advantage o being on the right side of the issue President Cleveland's letter of ac ceptance is one of the ablest letter ever written. It presents the issue clearly, it maintains throughout dignifíed tone, and is a masterpiec in English. The president use pure English and clothes the mos lofty ideas in concise terms. The Caro Advertiser, a republi can paper, said of farmer Luce: "A the end of the term he can quietl hie away to his farm in Gilead. One term is all the people of this state require of the peculiar style of Go ernor which"Farmer" Luce makes.' The Grand Rapids World bolts Luce. The World supports the re mainder of the republican ticket. Candidate Willard Stearns lef on the special Wabash train, which went from here fo Britton about two o'clock this afternoon, where he will have an interview with a stroke of chain lightning in the shape of Capt. E. P. Allen, in a joint debate. - Adrián Times. From all accounts, Stearns proved that he had his lightning rod up and don't have to cali upon insurance companies to adjust any damage done. He is not afraid of chain lightning. Gen. Harrison, in his letter of acceptance, treats as opponents of the republican party " those who teach that the import duty upon foreign goods sold in our market is paid by the consumer, and the price of domestic competing articles isenhanced to the amount of the duty on the imported article - that every million of dollars collected for custom duties represent many millions more which do not reach the treasury but are paid by our citizens as the increased cost of domestic productions resulting from the tanff laws." We might say that Mr. Harrison intimates that those who believe that twice two are four are opponents to the republican party. If the tariff does not enhance the price of the domestic competing article, how can it help the manufacturer? If it, as some republican enthusiasts claim, actually cheapens domestic articles, should American manufacturers ask for its retention ? Capt. Allen arranged for a joint debate with Mr. Stearns at Britton last Monday. The time being fixed at 2 p. m., each speaker to occupy one and one-half hours. Allen then permitted himself to be billed for a meeting at Ann Arbor and was to speak in the evening. Just how he expected to return is not known, but as there was no train due at that time on the Wabash road, he could only come by private conveyance. Mr. Stearns arrived an hour late by an excursión train and Allen says it was owing to this that he did not get back to Arm Arbor. This is hardly justice, as Mr. Stearns promptly consented that he would occupy just half the proposed time, and instead of three hours speaking there was only an hour and a halt and it was just five o'clock when Mr. Stearns closed his speech and had Allen's hide hung over the drying pole. The liveryman there promised to put Mr. Allen in Ann Arbor at 7 :3o or 8 :oo o'clork at latest. Mr. Allen however telegraphed that his health would not warrant the journey and so he went to Adrián and spoke at á httle pole raising. Mr. A.llens decisión to take care of his health is very timely. He will need to be robust.