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Last Week The President Appointed Rob

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ert McKinetry of Jackson, to the olhoe of pension agent at Detroit, vico Samuel Post removed. Althougb Mr. McKinstry was not our choice, he is a hfe-long democrat and we are satisfied that he is fully competent to discharged the duties of the office. In the death of John McCullough, which occurred last Sunday, America lost an actor of lofty proportions and one who was the only living representative of the robust, stalwart school and the interpreter of lts puissant parts. It is true he was not a Forrest or a Booth, yet, upon his own level he had no rival, and this fact secures for him a lanting if not a high fame. m i m The most terrible lake marine disaster of recent years, occurred at Isle Royale, Lake Superior, last Saturday morning. The steamer Algoma, oue of the most valuable steamers on the lakes, foundered and sunk in attempting to enter liock harbor during one of the heaviest Btonns ever known on the uppef lakes. Two pasRengers and eleven of her crew are all Umi 'm lrffcvf t-c ity " r'1"" wlu left on board of the Algoma from Owen Sound, last Thursday. That the opening of the Toledo rail road to this place has been of almost incalcuable value to the people of Ann Arbor and vicinity, is an undisputed question. And it remained for a single man of indomitable will, push and energy, to carry the project to a successful completion. Such a man was the Hon. Jas. M . Ashley, who met with almost insurmountable difficulties bef ore he sawhis pet scheme accomplished. Not content with building the rond to this place, he pushed on to South Lyon, and through his untinng energy the road will be compled in a few months to St. Louis, Mich., and cars running the whole lenth of the rorite. _


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