Orla E. Butterfield, the city attorney of Arm Arbor has been appointed secretary of the state board of railroad assessors at a salary of $1,800 a year. The appointment was made last eveuing as told in the followiug Detroit Tribuue dispatoh : 'George W. Bnckingam and George B. Horton, tvvo of the members of the board of railroad assessors carne to Lansiug today and after Maj. Buckingham had subscribed to the oath of office before a notary public, a rneetiug of the board was iield in the office of Auditor-General Dix. Gen. Dix presided as chairman, as reqnired by the Atkinson la, and the board proceeded to elect O. E Butterfield, of Ann bor, secrotary, as required by Gov. Pingree. This done, the ruembers proceeded to talk uver the sitaation with special reference to the blanks it will be iiecessary to prepare, and it was agreed that Secretary Butterfield should obtaiu blanks from states haviiig similar laws so that some idea of what is needed tnay be gained. "