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Huston Goes Out

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
April
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Washington City, April 14- Feb. 24 J. N. Huston, United States treasurer, wröte President Harrison tendering his resignation. The note gives no reasons, but aeknowledges "my deep sense of gratitude to you for the kindness received at your hands." The president's reply is dated April 13, and says: "I have delayed action upon your letter of Feb. 24, tendering your resignation of the office of treasurer of the United States, for reasons known to you. I now yield to your request to be relieved frorn the duties of your office, and accept your resignation to take effect upon the appointmeat and qualiöcation of your successor. I regret that your personal affairs compel you to this step and beg to assure you of my sincere and continued regard and best wishes." Appointment of E. H. Nebeker. Mr. E. H. Nebeker of Indiana, who, it was understood, would succeed Huston as treasurer, called a" the White House yesterday morning. iotwitbstanding the fact that the presiiteut was extremely busy closing dp matters that required disposition before he left the capital and consulting with his cabinet officers, he spai'ed time to speak I to Mr. Nebeker for a few minutes.' The result of the interview was the appointment yesterday afternoon of Mr. Nebeker to the position of treasurer of the Jnited States, to succeed Huston, whose resignation will take effect upon the qualiflcation of his successor. Mr. Nebeker left for Indiana on the 3:30 p. m. train. It will be about ten days before Mr. Nebeker qualifies. He will have to give a bond of .1150,000 upou taking the oath of office, and when he is confirmed by the senate he will have to give a new bond for a like amount. When he assumes charge of the office all the money in the United States treasury will have to be counted.