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Ik thinking of possible candidates for president in 1892, it would be well to keep in mind Governors Pattison, of Pennsylvania, and Russell, of Massachusetts. Judge Newton's name is being quite generally and favorably mentioned in connection with the supreme court judgeship this spring. This is as it shouldbe. Judge Newton is in touch with the people. He is also an able, honest and upright judge. The Argus throws up both hands for Judge Newton for the supreme bench. The U. S. census bureau estimates that the wealth of this country has increased $26,000,000, 000 since 1880. This is an average of some $1500 for every family in the country. Evidently the added wealth has been very unequally distributed. Very few farmers are I1500 wealthier than they were ten years ago; very few mechanics are; very few clerks are; not many merchants are. Where has the wealth gone? Into the pockets of those already wealthy. In answer to a number of queries the Argus desires to say that at the coming spring election the method of voting will be the same as last fall, as it is a general election. Attorney-General Ellis has decided that the state tickets must be printed by the secretary of state. The township and local tickets may be printed at local offices, the same as in previous years. The attorney-general recommends, however, that the same regulations be observed in voting all the tickets, and that each voter be required to pass through a booth, though he intends to vote only a local ticket. He says " sufficient ballot-boxes should be provided, so the general ticket may be placed in one box and the local ticket in another." Col. Víctor C. DeLand has been posing as a Patrón of Industry of the first water. But evidently he is a died in the wool republican and one of the rankest partisans in the state. He went into the patrón movement solely to help the republican party and to assist himself into office by forcing the republicans to place him on their ticket to draw patrón votes. He rushes into print on every conceivable occasion to uphold the republican party. For instance, he took up a column to criticise the Detroit Tribune because it had the manhood to state that the war was over, and that it was folly for campaign orators to refer to dead issues and to advise republican speakers to stick to the discussion of live issues of the day. This is more in line with the sentiment of the patrons than is Vic DeLand's stand, and the wolf in sheep'sclothing is plainly visable.