By the death of Secretary Windom, President Harrison lost the strongest man in his cabinet. Public sentiment in Ann Arbor seems to be very strongly in favor of retaining the Board of Public Works. The Louisville Courier Journal remarles that with 2,000,000 books in her public library, Boston is likely to remain democratie. Senator Ingalls was offered the editorship of the Detroit Tribune, of a Chicago paper, and a big lecture engagement after his recent defeat for a re-election to the U. S. Senate. Detroit is to be congratulated on the fact that she won't get Ingalls. There is no very great harmony in the republican councils at Wash ington. Some of the leaders were made desperate by the defeat of las November and others were made more cautious. Of course the two extremes cannot meet. The Chelsea Standard thought lessly says that only Ann Arbor i benefited by the appropriation made for the support of the University What a nonsensical statement to make! Ann Arbor has nothing to do with the University beyond the accidental circumstance that it is lo cated here. The University was no established for the purpose of bene fiting Ann Arbor. It is not run with that purpose. Any benefit which Ann Arbor derives are inci dental. Evidently the Standard is a foe to education, or it would neve have given utterance to the above statement. A Pittsburg dispatch to a Mc Kinleyite paper says: There are more window-glass workers idle to-day than any year since 1885, and the headquarters of L. A. 35 are visited daily by men seeking employment. For severa years there has been a demand for blowers, but a large number of factories have closed and the men are idle. It is claimed by officers of the Window-Glass Workers' Association 35) that the manufacturers should be running to the full capacity, as prices are high and consumption is larger than ever. This is a singular state of affairs. The manufacturers of window-glass complained to the Committee on Ways and Means of the competition of the Belgians with their cheaper labor - and dearer fuel - and asked for additional protection. It was given them, both by the Tariff and Customs Administration laws. They said that if they were given what they asked for they would give employment at good wages to all the idle glass-workers, and would make all the window-glass used in the country. But it appears from this dispatch that they have not done so. They have raised prices - trice - and they have done their best to form a trust, but there are more men idle than in any year since 1885. Perhaps if Congress were to take off some of the extra and unnecessary protection it might help the situation. It looks as if the McKinleyites had been overdoing the business, and under the pretense of helping labor had done it great harm. - Spring - field Republican.