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A Big Plum For Washtenaw

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The second congressional district of Michigan has received another appointment at the hands of the democratie administration. Yesterday President Cleveland sent in the name of Prof. J. M. B. Sill as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Corea. Prof. Sill is at present a resident of this city. Until recently he has been principal of the Ypsilanti Normal School. He has taken orders in the Protestant Episcopal church. Along with Sill's nomination, the following Michigan nominations were also sent to the Senate: For collector of customs at Detroit, John B. Molony; for pension agent at Detroit, C-en.Harrison M.Wheeler; for appraiser of the port of Detroit, Simón C. Karrer. Hon. Don M. Dickinson, who has been in Washington for the past four days, when seen by the Michigan correspondents yesterday afternoon was quite jubilant. He stated that Congressman Gorman had secured the appointment of Prof. Sill. He added that Sill was greatly beloved by the many women of Michigan who had attended the famous old seminary at Detroit. He said also, that Prof. Sill had long made a study of Corea, and that this appointment would be especially gratifying and would permit him to further pursue his studies of this quaint country. Pror. Sill is a scholarly man and has been a democrat all alongL His many friends can earnestly congratúlate him upon securing so high and honorable a position.


Ann Arbor Argus
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