Washington, D. C, Feb. 24.- President Harrison has conferred the honor of the no min ation tothe judgeship of the Sixth ■judicial circuit made vacant by the resig-nation of Judge Jackson, promoted to be a member of the s u p r e m e court, upon Benton Hanchett, of Sagina iv, Mich. It may be an i empty honor, 1 however. becausñ the nomination raay not be confirmed. The peculiar thing about the nomination of Mr. Hanchett is that it was made in the face of the faet that the entire Michigan delegation in congress and many prominent republicans of that state, Mr. Hanohett himself, were earaestly ui-ging the appointment of Thomas J. O'Brien, of (irand Rapids. His Private Secretary. Detroit. Feb. 27.- Henry T. Thurber, of t'ie law firm of Dickinson, Th urber & Stev enson, has been no tifie d that he has been appointed private secret a r y by Mr. Cleveland, lie is 39 years of age, a (rradnate of Michigan un iversity, and a classmate of Hon. Ben. T. Cable, of Illinois, lie has been a law student and partaer in the office of Don M. Dickinson for eighteen 3'ears and is in receipt of a professional income of from 10,000 to 815,000.