Cold water República n. Our former townsman, ElihuB. Pond, Esq., has sold his paper, the Ann Arbor Argus, to John N. Bailey, of Auburn, Y., an oíd newspaper man. The Arous has just enterad upon its 33d year nd has always been an excellent papen under Mr. Pond's management. Ann Arbor Courier. Mr. E. B. Pond, who for nearly twenty-five years has wielded the editorial penoil on the Michigan Argus, in favor of Democracy in Washtenaw oounty, has dispoeed of his paper to John N. Bailey, of Auburn, New York. Thenew proprietor has had much nxperience as a newspaper man, and being a practical printer, doubtless knows how to make a good, readable paper. Dexter Leader. The Michigan Argus, the Democrat paper of Ann Arbor, was sold Tuesday to John N. Bailey, of Auburn, N. Y. E. B. Pond, its late proprietor and editor has been conneotud with the Argus for nearly 25 years, and by his withdrawal at this time, the Democracy of this county experiences a loss which it will be difficult to supply. Mr. Bailey the new proprietor and editor is thoroughly aoquainted with every department of newspaper work, being a practical printer bimsolf. F Ypsilanti Commercial. We learn the Ann Arbor Argus has passed into new hands. Mr. E. B. Pond has been connected with the paper for nearly twöiity-fivo years, and to-day tho Argus is a model weekly newspaper. The paper throughout shows able edit ing, and we are the ïuore sorry that it has changed hands froiu the fact that we do not see how it could be improved. Mr. J. N. Bailey, of Auburn, N. Y., the new editor, has the reputation of being a euccessful newepaper man. Albion Mirror. The Miohigan Argus, of Ann Arbor of whioh E. B. Pond is the editor and proprietor, was sold Tuesday to John N. Bailey, of Auburn, N. Y. In the withdrawal of Mr. Pond, i'roin oonnection with the Argus the Democraoy ot'Washtenaw County aud of the State of Michigan experience a great logg. The Argus last week completed its thirty-third volume, and Mr. Pond has been oonneoted with it for twenty four and a half years, and under him the Argus has became one of the chief expounders in the State of aound Democmtio doctrines. During the last campaign the service which it rendered to the cause of honest money was probably not surpassed by any uewspaper in the State. As a true and able exponent of Democracy and Democratie principies the Arqus bas long stond in the front ranks of journalism in this State. Tho Democracy of Washtenaw County, however, with whom the Argus and its publisher have for so many years been closely allied, will feel more keenly the retirement of Mr. Pond. Mr. Bailey, its now proprietor, brings to his position an abuudanoe of energy which has previously been tried and not found wanting. He ia a young man, a practioal printer, and has suocessfully established two newspapers in Auburn, New York,- the Demoorat and Independent. He took possession of the Arqus and its appurtenancos Wednesday, January 1. The success of Mr. Bailey in his previous newspaper ventures augurs well for the Argus under its new management, and the ability and energy which he brings to hia new field of labor will do much to requite the loss experienced by Mr. Pond's retirement.