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Judson Was Bounced

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Tbe next tbing done in the railroacl departmeut was an actiou by the commissioner himself. He dictated a letter to Secretary of State Stearns, the chairman of the state board of audiors, uotifying him that the appointment of Wm. Judson as deputy railroad eoinrnissiouer had been revoked. "Mr. Judsou," says Wesselius in explainiiig tuis action, "was not ïny choice for the place. However, the deputy is appoiuted by the commissioner by and vith the advice of the goveruor. Air. Pingreè iusisted last Jauuary that Mr. Judsou be named foi the place. Judson would, he said, have to be in Lansiug a good deal looking after things. and the iucome of the deputyship would give him the nioney to pay bis bad while here. "I consented on the distinot understanding that the appointment was Jti be merely teiuporary. "Mr. Judsou's only official act in hiss office was to come in oue day anc request a copy of aiy anuual report. He has never done one minnte's work in return for the $125 a month he has drawn. "