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Two Cabinet Officers For Michigan

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A story has been going the ronnds abont how President-elect McKinley prornised Gen. Alger a cabiuet positiou wheu they met in Ann Arbor a few years ago and that now be is only fulfilling bis promise. Michigan, of coorse, is houored in the selection, but Michigan xpeots auother oabiuet position. Tbere s lio law against a state baving two rueu in the cabinet and the Argus has been rreditably informed that Attorney General Fred A. Maynard, fortnerly of his city, bnt now of Grand Rapids, was some years ago promised a position n the cabinet providing Maj. McKiuey was made president. The promiue h said to have been made at a political meeting held iu tuis state, at which Maj. McKi'iley was the principal peaker. It feil to Mr. Maynard's lot o introduce hiin and in doing so, he old the audience thac he wonld introluce to them a man who wonld somo !ay be president of tbe Uuited States. At tbe conclusiĆ³n of Mr. MoKinley's peech tbe Major put his hand on Mr. aynard's shonlder and said : "If I ver should beoomo president, my boy, '11 rnake yon a member of my oabnet. " It is in reliance npon tbis )romise that Miohigau expects two abinet appointruents.


Ann Arbor Argus
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