Mrs. Maria Gooding, the new member of the board of control of the "State Industrial Home for Girls," frora this county, was born in York, of this county. Her father, Caleb Moore, one of the early settlers of that township, held positions of public trust up to the time of nis death, a few years ago. Mrs. Gooding graduated from the State Normal School in 1864, and for a time after had charge of the Saline school. Marshall LeBaron and E. P. Allen were members of the same class. Mrs. Gooding was more surprised at her appointment than any of her friends oracquaintances; all immediately, recognized her peculiar fitness for the position, rendered so, by that happy balance, which is maintained by active practical life - with habits of study and broad reading. These are the women in need in such positions as this one, almost forced upon Mrs. Gooding - she naturally feit a hesitancy in assuming a position so capably filled, as it had been by Mrs. Cooley; but those who know Mrs. Gooding, feel that these duties will be performed with the same modest ability and faithfulness and that Washtenaw's share of one of the burdens of the state, will be conducted in a manner to sustain the good name she has already acquired.