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The postoffice department is becoming more liberal in its money-order rates. Any amoiint up to a liundrcil dollars can be sent and the rafes are lower. It is now eiuht cents on ten dollars, and graduated up to forty-five cents on a Iiuiulrc├║. It is ao interesting fact to note how tlie graduating studente stand in politics. Tlie Medies llave 48 Republicans and 20 Democrats, wliile the Lits have 53 Republicans and 7 Democrats. The grcat unwashed never did take any stock In " thein cussed literary fellers," neither do the latter in Democracy. There are three men living In this city at this time who have done more to help it into its present prosperous condition than all the rest of the inabitants combined. Eaeh one of them is about seventyeight years old, and each one iias llved here more than fifty years. Their names are Charles Thayer, Daniel B. Brown, and Elijah V. Morgan. They and their associates, who are now dead, donated the forty acres of University ground. All honor to their names. We hope some one of the eight regenta will thinkof them if they shoukl be living at the time of the next annual commencement. Witb tbc commendable dea of retreuchment in public expenditures President Artliur has reduced the interna] revenue collcotion districts f rom 12G to 82. Michigan instead of having four districts will be divided into two, by a line running north and south, just as the U. S. judicial districts are divided. The eastcrn district will have James II. Stone, of Detroit, as collector, and the western, C. V. Watkins of Grand Rapids. In nearly every case the collectors removed have been those longest in the service. Of course there is not a little grumbling aniong those dropped from service, hut by following out the rule of retaining the latest in office the President escapes any charge of favoritism which could have been made against criminately. The reduction of forty-four will make a large saving. It was our fortune on the Fourth to be in Kalamazoo. We were mucli pleased with the appearance ot the city and would '-onsider it morelike Ann Arbor than any of the other Michigan towns. Each lias broad and we 11 sliaded streets; eacli is an inland college town ; each is prosperous and both were started on the north side of the river but have subsequently grown most on the south side. Having our wheel along we were enabled to give their roads agood test. In this point wc'can congrat├║late our city fathers in excelling those of the Big Village by a considerable. While there we had an opportunity of witnessing the great 20 mile running horse-back race at Kalamazoo between the Michigan girl, Myrtie Peek and a man. Each changed horses every mile and she in changiug did not touch the groun The race was a close and exciting 01 and was won by her in 47 minutes- minute sooner than hercompetitor's tin


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