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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan • 8

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1 Mi LANSING 3 roya TjROVjAL mcwshj Jz YSSBirTfiv tV iZl Mt jpOR WORK DONE IN THE BEST STYLE And on short notice call at THE REE PRESS JOB ROOMS CLOTHING CLOTHING 1879 IN SUITINGS AT 169 WOODWARD AVENUE CHINAWARE CHINAWARE A EW I Y1 JEWELRY ii steamer General worm Acquainl YUSE Railroad Accident Near Mastihga Special Dispatchto The Detroit ree Press Nashville March The eastern bound freight train to day ran into the rear car of the work train on' the Grand Rapids division of the: Michigan Central Railroad about 'one and a half miles west of Hastings smashing the caboose of the work train and disabling the engine of the freight The fireman of the freight had his leg broken in jumping from the engine He was kindly cared for and taken east on the day express URTHER PARTICULARS Jackson March 5 This' freight from Grand Rapids for Jackson ran into a road train near Hastings wrecking the cars and knocking the smokestack off the engine and otherwise injuring it The only person hurt was Jacob Thorn fireman on the freight train who sustained a compound fracture of the right thigh He was brought to his home in this city This is his third injury on trains AGsy Old Libel Suit Special Dispatch to The Detroit ree Press Allegan March 5 Thebreach of promise case of Mrs Sarah A ones against Pullen was concluded to day with a verdict for the plaintiff of 8450 The defendant is a widower 73 years old The damaged party is about 45 The libel suit of Peck against Henderson Reid will begin tomorrow As the public is aware I had intentions of retiring from busi ness on account of health Having regained same again ha made arrangements to carry on business same as heretofore THU reopenJune 1st with an Entire New Spring Stock To carry out same I will now offer the public the benefit of this Great Closing Out Sale as 1 intend to close out by then the entire remaining stock at any sacrifice Glorious opportunities you how have for buying Diamonds bf the purest water set in Ear Drops Rings and Studs Gold and Silver Watches Gold Guard Chains Ro man Necklaces Gold Vest Chains Roman and Cameo Sets of Jewelry Plated Ware including Tea Sets Card Receivers Ice Pitchers Butter Dishes Sugar Bowls Casters also a full line of Spoons and orks Clocks in Bronze and Wooden rames Bronzes etc1 Immense sacrifices on all goods article guaranteed to be of "the best manufacture As this sale is positive be sure to call see and compare prices You willfind it to your advantage as all goods must be sold by June 1st 4 ROLSHOVEN 70 Woodward ire Detroit Burglary at Coldwater Special Dispatch to The Detroit ree Press Coldwater March 5 Last night between 8 and 11 the residence of Charles Johnson in the irst Ward was 1 broken: into and robbed of about $150 worth of jewelry silverware and moneyThe family were at the theater Most of the Delegates to the State Conven tion Already Buzzing About Lansing v' 5 Important Decision on the Infringement of 7 'VT' Paientz Springfield III March Judge Drummond in the suit of the Wilson Packing Company of Chi cago against the St Louis Beef CanningCompany for an infringement of ajpatent made an important decision to day to the effect that the St Louis con cern could be sued wherever it waa doing business and where service ohtte officer could behad The tor 's in PRESIDENT A STEAMSHIP Sketchof Clark LL Who Leads the Woodruft Expedition TV Clark LL has just resigned his office as President of the Massachusetts Agri cultural College and his resignation has been accepted take effect May 1 next? President Clark proposes to take passage in the steam ship Gen Werder which sailing May 8 is to take rcund the world the Woodruff Scientific Expedition of tvhich in actual operation he is to be the head and chief the President of the aculty he is styled The securing of such a man as President Clark for this responsible situation is fortunate for the expedition an assu rance as it is to all who contemplate tak ing part in it that it will be well conducted Mr life has been neither inactive nor obscure A large part of his manhood has been passed In public employments directly under the public eye He is in his prime and vigor having been bom in 1826 He is a graduate of Williston Seminary at Wilbra ham in this State of Amherst College so well known among us and of the German University at Gottingen i His college studies seem to have taken away none of his taste or capacity for active life When the war came he laid aside his books and took command of a regiment lot volunteers the Twenty first Massachusetts at whose head he served in the years 1862 and1863 The next year his fellow citizens called him to their civil service He was chosen a Presidential elector and subsequently Secre tary of the Electoral Board and' at the same: election he was for the second time made a member of the General Court in which body he served for three years He had become a member of the State Board of Agriculture in 1859 and has been retained in that position ever since In 1860 1 he was President of the Hampshire County Agricultural Society and in 1867 the last year of his service in the legislature he was called to the important office which he has just resigned that or Presi dent of the State Agricultural College wvHe has not however been allowed to remain: without interruption in the discharge of even rthe important 'duties of this responsible situa tion Our Commonwealth has been compelled to favor with a temporary loan of his services a nation on the other side of the globe In 1876 the Government of Japan sought and obtained his aid in the establishment of an agricultural college whose teachings should tend to increase the capacity of that interesting empire to maintain human life and to promote human happiness Now a new call has come for him te go abroad He has been offered and accepted the Presidency of the floating A LIbeler Convicted and Sentenced Charleston March 5 John Pender grass has been convicted of a libel before udge Mackey at Tree and sentenced to two years at hard labor in the penitentiary or pay $500 fine and costs of suit The libel consisted in the publica tion in the Washington Republican last November of a letter charging the managers of the election at Tree with stuffing the ballot box and charg ing certain citizens with voting more than once Pendergrass was one of the principal witnesses be fore the Teller committee at its recent session in Charleston Continued rom ourth Page iged and infirm persons under their careshould be exempted from the terms of the bill Elemade a sympathetic speech in behalf of the Sisters of Chanty Little Sisters of the Poor and other similar organizations Sawyer contended that the bill did not give any warrant for the presumption that per sons engaged in the work indicated by Mr Kuhn were defined to be tramps or to be sub jeeted to the penalties against tramps Mr Moore of 'Wayne jsaid if there' were any Little Sisters of the Poor who were not fe males they ought to be considered trampsLaughter The amendment offered by Mr' Kuhn was lost Mr Barnes moved to amend the bill so as to allow persons to solicit aid in their own com munities He supported the amendment bya hypothecated case where a house should be burned down destroying his all and endeavoring to show that an application for old clothing would render the unfortunate victim of the fire subject to arrest and treat ment as a tramp 'Mr Sawyer disavowed anysuch strained interpretation of the clauses of the bill The amendment was lost The subject being one of importance I give below the full text of the bill the title of which is BILL RELATING TO As amended in committee of the whole: Section 1 Tne people of the Slate of Michigan en cci Any person going about from place to place and asking or subsisting on charity and all vagrants and all persons found going from "door asking alms and all persons going about who cannot give a rea sonaole account of themselves consistent with Sood order and citizenship shall? be taken and eemed to be a tramp bee 2 Any tramp who shall ask from any Over seer of the Poor of any town or city in this State or from any other person any food clothing or lodging or other assistance may be required by such Overseer of the Poor or other person in their discretion to perform a reasonable amount of labor in return for any such board lodging or clothing furnished and may he detained by such A Overseer of the5 Poor or other person until the same is rterforrnesi hut not to exceed twentv four lAi hours and if such tramp shall neglect or refuse hfr cnrwiiHrp1 to nerforrn snch labor he shall upon conviction thereof pay a fine of $10 and the costs of prosecution and "in default of payment thereof within twelve hours shall be punished by confinement in the county jail for a term not ex ceediug tbirtv days Sec 3 Any tramp wno shall enter or attempt to enter an dwelling house or premises against the will of the owner or the occupant thereof or hav ing entered any house or premises shall persist in remaining therein against the will of the owner or occupant thereof or shall kindle any fire in any outbuilding schoolhouse or any other public or un occupied building or on the land of any person or in the public highway adjoining the land of suchperson betweenthe first clay of May and the first day of December each yea'r without the consent of the owner or occupant thereof or shall be found carrying any firearm or dangerous weapon or who shall threaten to injure any person or the property i of any person real or personal shall be punished by imprisonment at hard labor in the State or State House of Correction for a term not ex ceeding two years or by a fine not exceeding $100 together with the costs of prosecution Sec 4 Any tramp who shall willfully and rnali ciously do any injury to any person or to the prop erry real or personal of any person or who sliall jjrocure food clothing or other property from any person by threats or by force snail be punished by confinement at hard labor in the State Prison or State House of Correction for a term not exceeding five years and not less than one year bee 5 This act shall not apply to any minor un dec the age of sixteen years nor to any blind per son Sec 6 Any Justice of the Peace before whom the prosecution may be commenced for any offense de scribed in this act may if in his opinion the public good requires it bind over the respondent with suf ficient sureties for trial at the county court Sec 7 Nothing in this act contained shall be con strued to take from the Circuit Court its jurisdic tion to try and punish any of the offenses described in this act Sec When ever any tramp in this State shall have committed any offense described in this act anv sheriff deputy sheriff or justice of the peace 7 of "the county or any constable overseer of the poor or policeman of "the city in which such offense is committed mav without warrant and it is here by made their duty to apprehend such person and take and retain hun in custody at the expense of the county in any place within the county in the discretion of the officer so arresting until oppor tunity shall have been given to some proper com plaining or informing officer of the town city or county where such offense was committed to pre pare and file with the proper magistrate or court liis complaint against such offender and it is here by made the duty of such officer making such ar rest to give notice to the nearest complaining or in forming officer of sucn arrest and the nature andcircumstances of the offense charged and it shall be the duty of such complaining or informing officer to forthwith file with the proper magistrate or court his complaint or iutormanon against such offender and to prosecute the same bee 9 Any five or more tramps who shall assem ble or congregate together within the State for the purpose of encouraging vagabondage or for any other unlawful purpose shall 011 conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment at hard labor in the State Prison not to exceed two years Sec 10 Any tramp engaged in such assemblage may be prosecuted and convicted thereof alone if it be alleged in the indictment or information and proved at the trial that five or more tramps were therein and if known they must be named but if unknown that fact must be alleged Sec 11 It shall be the duty of the keeper of any jail upon written request from the Super A' visor of any town the President of any village or the Mayor of any city to detail any tramps confined in said jaitto such town village or city in charge an officer to work upon the highways or other public improvements such town village or city to sustain any necessary expense in transporting such officer and prisoners to and from the place of labor Any officer having such tramps in charge while at labor as provided this section shall receive two dollars a day and one dollar for each lialf day so employed to be paid by the town village or city for whom such work is done Sec 12 All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed During the discussion of the bill the House was well filled It had been given out that Representative McNabb of Newaygo was to speak in opposition to it This announcement drew a very large audience for Mr McNabb is one of the recognized attractions of the Legislature The Governor had a seat in the gallery and a number 'of State officers and prominent lawyers as well as many ladies were in a fine glow of expectation over the in tellectual pleasures in store for them The House was doomed to disappointment Mr McNabb it is true had fully prepared himself for a speech but the suddenness with which a motion to strike out the enacting clause was put by the Chairman (Mr Littell) at a time when the orator was engaged a private ex Slanation with one of his colleagues prevented Lr McNabb from getting the floor much to the regret of all He will speak when the bill comes up on the third reading in opposition to it and so will Messrs Moulton Powers Barnes Kuhn Thorpe and others THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Though not strictly legislative matter I ven ture to intrude in this" correspondence a con vetsation with Hon Orlando Barnes Chair man of the Democratic State Central Conunit giving his views upon the Union ticket I met Mr Barnes at the Lansing House this morning and in discussing the general situa i tioiijt informally he said he had received nu merous letters from Democrats all portions of the State making various inquiries in re i gard to the recent State Convention It was then suggested that an explicit state ment of his views as Chairman of the Deino cratic State Central Committee would be very acceptable Accordingly accompanied by ex Representative Samuel Lu Kilbourne who at tained an enviable reputation as a legislator in 5 the session of 1876 we adjourned to Mr office and the conversation proceeded after the following manner: VIEWS MR BARNES Mr Barnes! presume you have ac cepted the Chairmanship of the Central Com Air Barnes I regret verymuch that Mr Moran resigned his position is an estimable gentleman an earnest Dem tecrat and able man But to reply to your question I will say that I accept the posi do you think of the action of the Dem a fl 4 I 3' aUU ilUwUlluH think a union ticket was forced upon the two conventions by the sentiment of the people 01 botn organizations ine ureenoacK men Micbi'ran are ouito as earnest in their desire to defeat the Republicans as are the Demo crats tnev an see vnau luo xvepuuueau yai made the "laws and adopted the policies which have been so ruinous to the country Both parties saw that by uniting they could accom plish a great object while if they acted sepa My first invoice of choice selections of Tailoring Goods for SPRING and SUMMER wear has yis arrived and it is with no small degree of pride that I call the attention of gentlemen to tins stots It is without question as fine a line as has ever been shown in this city Klectlon of Directors of the Cleveland" Col umbo Cincinnati Indianapolis Boad fsJ Cleveland March At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cleveland Columbus Cincinnati Indianapolis Railroad Company held in this city to day the following gen tlemen were unanimously elected direc tors for three years: Devereux faurl but Jewett Burke James Keene The only change is the substitution of James Keene for Leland Who is now abroad and has de clined re election About $10000000 of the $15 000000 of stock was votpd on proxies over $9000 000 being held by Devereux President of the company Owing to the absence of some of the directors the election of officers will be postponed for a few days Election of Officers and Directors of the tn i ion Report of the Directors Boston iiarch The stockholders of the Union Pacific Railroad Company in the annual meeting to day elected the following directors for the ensu ing year: Sidney Dillon New York Gordon Dexter Boston Elisha Atkins Boston Russell Sage New York Solon Humphreys New York Jay Gould New York John Sharpe Salt Lake City Clark Omaha David Downs New York James Keene New York: Wm Scott Erie Pa Parker Boston red Ames Boston Addison Commack New York A Loveland Golden Col The largest stockholder Jay Gould who voted in his own right upon 123700 shares and on 20000 shares by proxy Sidney Dillon holds 27700 shares Russell Sage 21650 Oliver Ames The Board of Directors later elected Sidney Dillon President Elisha Atkins Vice President Henry Mcarland Secretay and Treasurer Mink Assistant Sec retary and Treasurer The report of the Directors covers operations for the year ended December 31 1878 1 The number of miles of railroad in operation 1012 2 5: gross earnings including the Omaha Bridge $13121272: operating expenses including taxes $5376586 leaving a balance of $7744686 interest collected on investment securities amount ing to $186985 making the total net income $7931 672 operating expenses 4098 per cent of the earn ings Disbursements on account of interest on bonds and dividends amounting to five per cent of the sinking fund etc $6 623890: leaving a surplus for future use of $1307781 The reduction of $638000 on the funded debt leaves tbe amount of $50188000 The earnings and expenses of 1877 and 1878 compared show in the latter year an increase of 'earnings and decrease of expenses the increase surplus eam ings being $348302 and the decrease in percentage expenses 190 There was a decrease in passen ger earnings of $481801 in through business In local travel there has been the encouraging increase of 2258131 miles Increase in freight earnings $505141 largely derived from local business The stock business continues to increase 'Wl The present length of the road laid with steel rails is 233 miles 15000 tons of steel rails have been con tracted for to be used during the present year and steel rails will be substituted for iron as fast as the tracks need renewal No trains have been delayed by snow during the year Construction expenses for the years $271738 The equipment consists of 172 locomotives 166 pas senger baggage and sleeping cars and 3326 freight cars all in good order The amount of coal mined is 275795 tons an in crease of 315 tons The sales of land were 318903 an increase of 219887 acres at an average price of $4 S8J4 Per acre a decrease of tc realizing $1557082 an in crease of $1213314 The sales during 1877were very small on account of the grasshoppers The Omaha Republican Valley Railroad has been extended 137 miles during the year and will be extended ten miles further The Utah Northern Road was extended 100 miles making a total length of 189 miles from Ogden to the northern terminus The questions between the government and com pany are fast being determined The result of what is known as five per cent will be as follows Due the government to December 311878 $2373436 due from the government amount withheld pending the determination of the question at issue $3145419 balance due the company 4771983 After several years of legal con test with the government as to the construction of portions of the road under contract of the govern ment with the company the United States Supreme Court has made several decisions setting forth fullj the relations of both and settling finally these questions The decisions in most cases have been in favor of the company and it is to be congratu lated that it may now stand upon these decisions and know for alltime what its obligations are and the amount of fixed charges against its The claim of the government and its construction of the char ter have been only closed upon securities of the com pany These decisions determine all claims and clear away every doubt Is my motto for 1879 and I trill in every instance guarantee the quality of the goods fa: perfect fit and durability Owing to my now assuming entire control of the establishment tocindegendentlymhalndeavortoELLODniatisfererjteodt ARCHBISHOP PURCELL TV He Makes an Assignment of all hls Prop erty to his Brother Cincinnati March 5 Archbishop Purcell to day causedto be placed on record a deed conveying to his brother ather Edwards Purcell the Arch residence the old St Hospital property corner of Third and Plum streets Mount St Mary's Seminary the Cathedral School corner Mound and Elizabeth streets together with several lots of suburban property including his interest in what is known as the Considine property which was bequeathed to the Archbishop byPat rick Con sidine a number of years ago ather Ed ward Pur cell followed this action by formally assigning all to Jno Mannix for the benefit of his creditors Its Creves Streets The CHf Gate An Old The Light Heweo Psace do Leoa The Howers The following is extracted from a private letter written by Milton rost to friend in th4scity: feT AuGUSHNK LA eb 25 Thia quaint town which was settled in 1565 and now i At a mixed population of about 2200 is reached from Toeoi on the St Johns by the St Johns Railroad There are many fine resi dences here' surrounded by handsome groundsml beautiful groves often of orange trees The public synair or plaza situated in the center of the city is a pleasant place to visit large trees shading the wooden benches from tbe staffing sun On this square you find the only pubfiermonument of Spanish origin left Intact It was erected in 1S12 upon the adop tion of the Spanish constitution as a memorial Of that event and in accordance with a rroyal order It bears the inscription de la Constitution Directly in front of the square stands the Catholic Cathedral which was com menced in April 1793 Jt has an ancient ap pearance portions of the stones having crum bled away Thetower and the chime of four bells are an object of curiosity" They are so situated in the tower as to form a cross with the dock before them These bells were prob ably taken from the old cathedral when it was demolished 5 The largest one bears this in scription Joseph Ora Pro Nobis A i The principal streets are Tolmato St George Charlotte and Bay streets These ex tend nearly whole length of the city and jkre to 22 "feet in width The cross streets rare much narrower being generally from ten to thirteen feet in width and were so built to afford as'much shade as possible i the CITY GATE Is situated at the head of St George street at the north side of the city It was: originally built for protection A deep moat filled with water extended from ort Marion to the gate and from there to the St SebastianRiver ort Marion was built in 1565 of coquina or shell rock composed of minute sea shells In the quarry it is quite soft and can be easily cut into blocks but soon grows hard from exposure to the sun is the oldest fortification on the continent and is said to be the best preserved specimen mthe world of the military architecture of its time Its walls and watch towers remain intact but its guns are dismounted and the moat is dry In 1836 a dismal dungeon was found in which was dis covered SKELETONS HUMAN BEINGS Chained to the solid walls In 1690 the Governor of lorida found that the sea had made dangerous inroads in the outskirts of the town and had even threatened the destruction of several houses He called a public meeting of the citizens and proposed they should construct a avail It was begun with much zeal and was finished about the year 1700 The present sea wall is a very substan tial structure extending from the barracks to ort Marion a distance of about one mile It is built of coquina taken from the quarry on Anari Asia The top of the present sea xc pii has a coping of granite some four feet wide making it a pleasant public promenade It cost $100000 ANASTASIA ISLAND Is situated directly opposite the city' being separated only by the Matanzas River There are two' light booses (called the Old and New) on the Island The old one was built by the Spaniards in 1760 "In 1874 the new one was erected its top being 105 feet high from low water mark PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS Some three miles from the public plaza is situated this famous spring The origin of the name of this spring is historically as 'fol? lows: once de Leon was an adventurer of theaxteenth century a bold and fearless mariner 'and a companion of Columbus on his second voyage the ravages of time and in firmities of age he believed the tale that in the beautiful land of his discovery existed a spring whose waters would restore youth to palsied age and beauty would efface the marks of time The story ran that to the north there existed a fountain of great virtue whose waters would confer immortal youth on who ever bathed in them He fitted out an expe dition from Porto Rico and in his search dis covered the coast of lorida on Easter Mon day 1512lt is supposed that 'he gave the name lorida partly in consequence of the bright verdure and flowery plains the bay magnoliaand the laurel and partly in honor of the He landed April "3 1512 a few miles north of the present City of St Augustine and took'1 possession of the country for the Spanish crown After exploring the country for some time and trying the virtues of the waters he grew neither young nor handsome He left the country making no permanent The water of Ponce de Leon spring is however of some value and many cures are reported to have followed from bath ing in it Those who love flowers and the study of them can find here a second Eden It is stated that some time there stood near the city gate a rose tree that was thirteen inches in circum ference atthe ground The owner told me that be had counted 2000 roses on this tree in three successive months The people of St Augustine are a good natured set and take matters easy Many of the inhabitants are descendents of the Spanish and they keep up many old customs pedition goes far towards guaranteeing to ail whom it invites to join its company that its promises shall be honestly fulfilled Advertiser POWDER 1 Absolutely Pure The ROYAL BAKING POWDER is a pure Cream of Tartar powder Sold only in cans by all grocers Recommended for its wholesomeness by such em inent cuemists as Dr Mott New York Dr Hayes Boston Beware of Injurious Alum Powders Manu facturers and dealers urge you to buy them because they can make a larger profit Do iiot buy Baaing Powder in bulk as it is almost sure to contain alum ire at lint Special Dispatch to The Detroit ree Press lint March A fire broke out this morn ing in the store occupied by Av Yankee notions The stock was mostly de stroyed and the badly1 damaged? Loss $3000 insured I 5 Jadgment Against the Niles "Water Wbrlc1 Company Special Dispatch to The Detroit ree Press' Grand Rapids March The Asphalt Pipe Company obtained a judgment in the United States Court today against the Niles Water Works Company for $8767 7 GOLD BAND CHINA Just opened a splendid assortment of Gold Band China Tea Sets Ofnwr anrl Aiagant patterns 'Weate enabled to sell them very dose to the trade or at retail Orders by mail solicited WETMORE CO 1 lished Several applications are on hand for cmiwrila in various places in the State ana from the character of the representaUou pres ent and the composition of individual councils fa fair to presume that 4 he success of the order in tbe future is assured THE BEPUBLICANS LYNCH' st SPRING GOODS We have received one of "the finest lines of Spring Goods in the market which we are prepared to make up the latest style at lower figures than any house carrying the same class of goods We have first class cutter and guarantee style and finish to every garment JOHN LYNCH SON Merchant Tailors Griswold st Moffat Eloek i Mangled to Death Special Dispatch to The Detroit ree Press' St Johns March 5 Ira Nichols met with a sudden and shocking death to day at the Johns Co operative works of this village 'A part of his clothing caught in the main shaft turning him with its revolu tions and mangling his body frightfully Mr Nichols was a' partner in the firm and an ex emplary citizen 5 Mortgage foreclosure Default i having been made in the conditions of a cer tain mortgage made and executed by Duncan Mc Diarmid of the City of Detroit County of Wayne and State of Michigan to John Lodcwycke of the same place bearing date the twenty ninth day of November A 1876 and recorded in the of fice of the Register of Deeds for the County of Wayne and State of Michigan on the first day of De cember A 1876 liber 133 of mortgages on page 12:3 on which said mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date of this notice the sum of six hundred and forty five ($645) dollars and no proceedings at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt now remaining secured by the said mortgage or anv part thereof Now therefore 'notice is hereby given that on Thursday the 24th day of April A 1879 at ten in the orenoonof that day at the front or easterly door of the City Hall in the Citjr of Detroit (that being the buildingin which the Circuit Court for the County of Wayne and State of Michigan is held by virtue of the power contained in said mortgage I shall aell to the highest bidder the premises described in said mortgage or so much thereof as may be neces sary to satisfy the amount due on such mortgage with interest costs and expenses and also anapbr ney fee of fifty ($50) dollars as provided in said mort following is description of the premises S3 given in said mortgage: All those certain pieces or parcels of land situate ly ing and being in the Township of Hamtramck in the County of Wayne and State of Michigan known aud described as beihg lots numbered six and seven (6 and 7) on the west side of Bellevue avenue according to a plat and survey of subdivision of the northeasterly half of the southwesterly half of pri vate claim number nineteen (19) confirmed to Louis Beau fait which plat is recorded in the ofiice of the Register of Deeds for the said County of Wayne fiber one (1) of plats on page Dated Detroit January 28 A 1379 JOHN LODE WYCKE Mortgagee Tax Dntit i Bbovksov Attorneys for Mortgagee 5305 7 who in peaceful tunes has con stantly been in high peaceful employment and in not been held back from its rough service Ite is admirably qualified to fill tbe plana nf chief of this novel enterprise which is to circle the world in the pursuit of knowledge erratifvinc at once the love of ctravel and the Prospect of a Bitter Uglit on Resrenta a 1 XO ONE BUT HON JAMES CAMPBELL SPOKES OR JUDGE' 'r a A nisnateh to The Detroit ree Press wring March The greater number of the delegates to the Republican State Conven tion are on hand to night ami acti vely engaged in canvassing the situation 3 'J THE STRIE 'V Will be upon Regents and two factions Beal and anti Beal 4 well represented br claims to wish only for high minded and disinterested candidates but each at the same time wishes assurances that the candi dates are on their side Rynd is one of the most conspicuous characters in the throng at the4 Arising House and voluble and einjujatic as usuaL There is every indication of 31 A IERCE CONTEST 'J In the convention to morrow The more' the matter is talked over: to night the more differ ences are developed An infoThiAl" meeting of delegates from a dozen counties was held aV the Aning House to night yA THE EXPRESSION PREERENCES In open meeting indicate the choice of "Hfenry Baldwin for one of the Regents John Owen is out of the fight having written a let ter declining the nomination Hillsdale will present the name of Grosvenor and' Bay that of James Shearer Building Commissioner of the State Capitol Calhoun will offer George Gorham Ionia Ewing Van Jonathan Woodman and Grand Traverse Perry Hannah The names which are held in reserve as possible DARK HORSES Are Henry Waldron of Hillsdale and Repre sentative Stanchfield of Mason THE TICKET TO BE STRAIGHT Although the ayne and Monroe delega tions favor the nomination of a Democrat lor one of the Regents the other counties do not take kindly to the suggestion "The proposition will therefore be dropped 4" There is a difference of views upon THE PLATORM QUESTION Some propose the reiteration of last others a modification of it The choice of Re gents transcends every other topic No name but is offered for the judgeship I ratelv they' would lose their votes or as sesna put it deprived of their due 4 weight and power in public affairs Again the great importance' of 1880 pressed itself upon the: men of the convention The people and the delegates saw that the issue was then to be between Grant and on the one side and the remainder of the people on the other They saw Ixgan and Carpenter and other stalwart leaders who were voted down in their own party a few years ago coming back into control of that party The importance of concentrating the votes of patriotic men against the return of stal to ascendency and power overshad owed all minor considerations and demanded a union of voters on some basis so imperatively that the delegates were forced to yield to it Union meant success success meant reform Separate action meant defeat and minority the union fe The ticket will be elected by a large majority In the western counties especially the union will meet with great i not the platform deter some from vot ing the many Democrats ao not agree with all the platform still they will support the union for the great good it will do lhe officers to be elected are not political They are to do nothing under the platform I he future is felt to be of farmiore consequence than the present The State and national con ventions of 1880 will take care of the platform We must see to it that the union has the suc cess it deserves Other things will take care of themselves This is really a part of the content of 1880 against not the way the union was reached in duce Democrats to withhold their manner is of little account compared to the fact of union itself That is the work of the men who composed the two conventions But the peeple who earnestly desired the union will support it cordially The way will soon dropout of sight in the gratification over the achievement will the ticket lie treated on the part of the Central course I cannot say what the commutee mav consider best in this regard But for myself I can see but one course to be pursued by the committee and that is to the ticket just as the two conventions did Each made the ticket the ticket of its party It is the Democratic State ticket and likewise the National ticket Each so regard it The con vention was unusually full for the Judicial Convention A very large number of repre sentative Democrats from all parts of the State were in it The result "was reached after protracted discussion The Central Com mittee have had no meeting since the conven tion But I am' sure their action will be such as to promote the best interests of the party and of the is one rather important considera tion occurs to me Mr Barnes and that is will there be a union in making up the tickets for local officers in the townships? To bring about a perfect union such a course seems said Mr Barnes State Central Committee have no authority in the matter There is a great propriety in a union in tbe townships upon a single ticket It is advisable to do so everywhere but especially so where it may be desirable to get control of localities Such a course will promote good feeling There is a wish that it may be done everywhere throughout the State It will tend to renew cordiality and promote enthusi THE SAW LOG BILL It is due to the gentlemen who prepared House bill 79 to protect Jogs timber and lum ber while floating in the waters of this State or lying upon the shores thereof and who aided in' procuring its bassage throughthe committee of the whole that their names should at least be mentioned for the in formation of their consituenta The bill is one of the most important of the session protecting as it does the right of ownership in logs and timber and facilitating their recovery wherever their rightful owners may find them The bill was attacked by Messrs Cutcheon and Sam Hopkins Messrs Stanchfield of Mason Holt of Muske gon and Estabrook of Sapnaw made several good speeches in favor of the bill and it was further aided by Messrs Abbott Turnbull and McNabb THE BILL The bill referred to in this correspondence yesterday intended to prevent the establish ment of slaughter houses within twenty rods of anv street or highway came up 011 third reading in the House txday and was killed The vote on its jiassage was yeas 39 nays 46 'THE BOULEVARD Edward Chope and Sylvester Larned have been here promoting the bill Mr Larned who is connected with the man agement of the Reform School had a hearing before the committee on that institution and a favorable report rendered and all the appro priations asked for will be made THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Numerous delegates to the Republican Con vention are in the city An influential num ber recommend the nomination of one Dem ocratic Regent The chances are considerably in favor of the success of Mr Beal YUSE EGISLATIVTPROOEEDINGS Senate Petitions were received fora prohibitory liquor law for a more equitable assessment of property for a lower rate of interest to be established: for the admission of girls to the Agricultural College for a lower test upon kerosene oil against com pounding interest to have railroads in the hands of receivers placed upon the same footing as other roa'ls for uniform rates of freight that appeals to Circuit Courts be restricted to sums exceeding $100 BILLS PASSED The following bills were passed on third reading "Senate bill No 70 amending section 7435 etc relating to salaries of Judges of Probate House bill No 77' incorporating im mediate effect House bill No 39 constituting Ithaca an election ward immediate effect House bill No 62 authorizing the surveying and establishing of section 1 corners of unsurveyed lands 4 House joint resolution for the relief of the Chicago Lake Huron Railroad immediate ef fect Senate bill 56 to promote the extension of the Menominee River Railroad immediate effect Senate bill 57 amending act 106 laws of 1875 re lating to schools Senate bill 77 for the publication of a legislative manual Adjourned House of Itepresentatives The morning session and most of the afternoon" were occupied with the consideration of House bills HO and 31 relative to tramps and referred to in another part of this paper A motion to substi tute House oil! 31 define and suppress for House bill 110 to was lost 24 to 27 The bill 110 was agreed to and placed on the order of third reading aad bill 31 was laid on the table killed House bill to add" tvro new sections to the act relative to offensive trades was lost 39 to 45 PASSED 4 House bill 622 to amend section 6033 'rela tive to trials of issues ot" fact was reported favor ably by the Judiciary Committee the rules sus pended and the bill passed TABLED House bill 489 relative to defenses in cases of foreclosure was reported adversely and tabled GENERAL ORDER House bill No" 491 relative to proceedings against garnishees was reported without recommendation and placed on general order BILLS House bill No 5'3u to reincorporate the Village of Memphis was passed under suspension of the rules also House bill No 347 to organize the County of Crawford also substitute for House bill incorporating the fllage of Unionville Tuscola Co Adjourned E0YAL ABOANUM Meeting of the Grand lection of Officers Progress During tas iear At the meeting of the Grand Council of the Royal Arcanum of the State of Michigan held in Bay City Wednesday the following officers were elected to serve during the ensuing year: Dr Curtis lint 8 Cornelius A Gower Lansing Byron Stark Saginaw City Dr Tyler Bay City Charles lowers Detroit Jacob Brown Detroit rG Thompson Ypsilanti Laird Manistee 1 Wa John ord Romeo Grand Lyman A GUbotjJtay City Grand Herschel Whitaker Detroit Dr Weber Detroit George Warner Saginaw A 'I r' 'C Jr it I 1 I 1 I i 1 a a Li a 'l I A Si Jrr 1 ri £3 under thename'ot the Expedition the good oLtbe decision that it subjects wowarounQ me CffiM WV WWWNWM UI HIS wvwe avuuauAWM Whtah thv an hnrinnr ind nrrtmula tli i mtLui niM tA AYMvlte anMtmffrw a I A 5k 4 1 The Grand Council adjourned to meet next within which suits cute htoogteagrinae than ttf cotton eg MMCgyand ofenttuntovn dual HK '4 grpi JflmmATlQlCHZa 1879' rj A a i 1 i i A TT who ten bees uniformly tatrurtedwitb high auuuu AAAIAII duties at ZD.

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