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A Fourth Time Honored

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For the fourth time during nis mcutnbency of the office of president of the University of Michigan, James B. Angelí has been honored by appointment to diplomatic service. President Hayes first recognized his ability as a student of international law and diplomacy by making him special envoy to China to arrange some differences regarding commerce and immigration. During the years of 1880 and 1881 he visited the land of the Orientáis, and in remarkably short time adjusted the Iroubles existing. Two treaties were consummated, one regarding our commercial relations with China, the other concerniug Chinese immigration. So quickiy and wisely did President Angelí accomplish his mission that he ■won the confidence and respect of the world of diplomáis. Some ten years later he was called upon by President Cleveland to help adjust our flsheries dispute with England, and again he achieved signal honor in the speedy and successful termination of his mission, The third appointment to a position of international concern was granted by President Cleveland, and has been barely completed before President Angell is again called upon to undertake the most delicate and exacting task he has yet had assigned to him by the federal government. The third charge was given him as metnber of the international deep waterways coinmission, whose report was submitted to President Cleveland shortly before he retired from office. The fourth diplomatic duty imposed upon him comes as a distinguished honor to the man, to the university he has so long presided over, and to the state of his adoption. The fact that President Angelí was considered in connection with ex-Secretary Foster, one of the most successful diplomáis that this country bas ever sent abroad, emphasizes the high regard in which Michigan's honored president is held by President McKinley and his advisors. The assignment to Turkey at this time, when the east is intensely agitated by the ever present complications, is one that would tax the diplomatic acumen of any man. Experience justifies the prediction that President Angelí will worthily uphold the dignity of his nation in that turbulent corner of the globe. President Angelí has the confidence of the whole people, gained by duties ably performed. That there is no political "influence" back of his selection is matter for congratulation, and it redounds to the credit of President McKinley. While regretting that the university is to lose for a few years the inspiring and steadying influenee of his guidance, his fellow citizens offer felicitations upon the preferment and wish him success in his


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