It is always pleasant to hear of tl good fortune of those we liave know here in Ann Arbor. This week in tl Lansing Republlcan there was an accou of the promotion of two men fo merly known in this city. They are Wi Stagg and C. A. Tovvne, and the picce ' as follows : "In last issue of the Republican brie mention was made of the appointment o Wm-Stagg of Detroit, to the responsibl position of depiity state treasurer in plac of Judge Jlumphrey, resigned. Mr Sta? was born at Patewon, N. J., in 1840, but most of his boyliood was passed in Trenton Wayne county, Michigan. He went ,mMiTr! .r '"" f859' where lie remaiiiea until 18(.,j, wlien he enlisted in the Second Michigan cavülry, In which he served two years. He was the youngMt man in the lesiment. After his muster-out from service he returned for half a year to tlie Aun Albor high school, from which he was diily graduated in 1866. In the fall v. ,.,, .„„„e cai jie enterea tlie University, where he remained two years aiul then secured clerical work on Sklnner'a abstract of Wayne county titles He learned the printer's trade, and in Detroit, Nashville, Tenn., and New York Citv worked at the case or at proof-readtapantllUTS. He was then appointed chiefclerk in the city assessors office Which position he held until Jan. 1 1879? when he was appointeil doputy treasurer of Wayne county. The latter office was relinquished on Jan. 1, J8S3, when he becanie cashier oi' the state treasury Dur ing his residence In Detroit he was tor tour years secretary of the board of review, and for tn-o years secretary of the .lury commission, when jt was flrst oriranïzed. JIis appointment as deputy stute treasurer áatea frnm TmI., 1 ü_i_i. t Bleser. ivho has been appointec) bookkeeper was for tlnee years a clerk In the office of Treasurer Crosby, of Warne county, but in February last becamechief clerk in the oflice of the state treasnrer llie cliiei-elerksbip of the office now folla opon C. A. Towne, whose admirable qualihcations have been alluded to In a wevious issue of the Iiepublicau. Vhe office ot state treasurer, uutler Rei)iiblican rule lias ¦ enerally been blessed vvith a capable and efficiënt working force, and we believe that Treasurer Butler's administration will compare favorably in tliisrefraid with any of lus predecessors." Mr. Stagg learned the art of type-setting at the case in the Courier office, and previous to that time he was the bookkeeper of the offlce. We are pleased at his attainment of position.