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Freeman Gets Left

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The nomiuation of A. F. Freeman, of Manchester, as a member of the prison board of control was rejected last Friday by the state senate by a vote of 11 to ÍS. Mr. freeman bears an excellent reputation iu this coanty aud is a gentleman who is ackuowledgerï to be qualified to flll the position. He has always been a goud worktng republicau and has borne the heat and burden of battle awaybackin the times when Washtenaw was overwhelmingly demorcatic. Yet Freeman, who in those days was looked upon as one of the shiniug lights of repnblicanism was yesterday rejected by a senate which consisted of 27 republicans and 5 democrats. Ouly 1 ! of these senators voted to confirm him and of t.his number at least three inclnding Senator Ward were democrats. In other words Freeman fared mnch better at the hands of tne democrats than of the republicans, for the majority of the demorats voted for him, while two-thirds of the republicans voted against him. The contest was supposed to beover the question of ex-Sheriff Juflson being warden of the Jackson prison, although Mr. Freeman assnred some of the senators that he was pledged to no man for warden. As the Argns stated, exclusively, some days ago, it is now asserted as the Pingree plan that the governor will send in no noinination in place of Freeman, bnt will wait until the close, of the present legislativo session and will then appoint Freeman, when bis appointee may take office wthout interference from the senators. By ïaeans of such a move Judson would be lauded as prison warden and both Pingree and Jndson may be relied upon to be good fighters.