The Washtenaw county democracy has again been awarded honorable recognition in tlie appointment of expostmaster Edward Duffj as one of the inembers of the new board of prison control, by Governor Winaus. His colleagues Ou the board will be Orlando M. Barnes of Lansing, one of the silver greys of the democracy, FrancisPalins, the well known Detroit capitalist, and Milo D. Campbell, of Coldwater, who was formerly Gov. Luce's private secretary. The last named member of the board is a republican. Mr. Duffy:s term of office is four years. The board have control of all the prisons of the state and are expected to inaugúrate many needed reforms. For eareful, hocest, económica] and systematic work, the governor could not have selected a better man than Mr. Duffy. He was at one time superintendent of the poor of the county, and as such introduced many economical methods into the admiuistration of the county poor fund. As postmaster he made a model oflïcer and greatly systematized the workings of the Ann Arbor office. Mr. Duffy's friends, to many of whom his appointment comes as a surprise, will congratúlate him on the honorable appointment.