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Corliss Praises Smith

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Congressman Corliss, of Detroit, one of the builders, by the way, of the Ann Arbor street railway, is the chairman of the Michigan delegation in congress. As such, he has just interviewed the new speaker to secure as good places on committees for the new Michigan members. In describing his visit,„ Miller, the Washington correspondent of the Detroit News, and a former Adrián newspaper man, says: "In regard to Henry 0. Smith, Mr. Corliss had quite a lively debate with the speaker. He said Mr. Smith was a lawyer of wide repute, and much more than ordinary ability; that he was a debater who could stand up before anything congress could produce ; that he was a man of conservative judgment, and that the state of Michigan was interested in haying him placed on a committee where the state conld reap some benefit from his ability. The speaker acknowledged all Mr. Corliss urged, said he knew Mr. Smith himself, and proposed to give him a good position, but did not say what it wonld be. " The Journal correspondent says that Henry C. Smith, who had been picked by the delegation for a place on the judiciary committee, had been informed that there ars reasons why he must take some other place.