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J. T. Jacobs Receives A National Appointment

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Every reader of The Register will be pleased to learn that our respected fellow-citizen, J. T. Jacobs, has received an appointment as member of the board of Indian commissioners. Tbe information first reached this city in Monday evening's Detroit News. lts Washington dispatch said : "J.T. Jacobs, of Ann Arbor, Mich., member of the state central committee from the second Michigan district, will to-morrow be appointed a member of the board of Indian commissioners, viceW.H.Waldby, of Adrián. David H. Jerome, of Saginaw, and John K. Boies, of Hudson, previously had this office under republican administrations. The board has general supervisión of the Indian agencies in connection with the Indian bureau of the interior department. The salary is a per diem and expenses when traveling. The commissioners take several interesting western trips each year." Whether the high honor of his appointment will compénsate for the congratulatory hand-shakings Mr. Jacobs has to provide for is almost a question worthy of consideraron ; but Mr. J. stands up to it well, as he has always done to anything that pertains to the interest of the repub'iican party. As a gentleman of national reputation, the republic win be interested to know that Mr. Jacobs was a product of the favored state of Obio in 1839. He was a pretty good boy until thirteen years oíd when he went into a printing office at Mt. Vernon. He entered the army in 1862 and served three years, when he was mustered out as an adjutant. He was in the clothing business in Ohio and Illinois until 1867, when he carne to Ann Arbor and opened his present business in which he has been very successful. In 1880 he was nominated as state senator on the republican ticket and ran far ahead of his fellow candidates. He is now commander of the G. A. R. post in this city, and one of the most popular offlcers the order ever had. It is owing greatly to his hard work and persistent energy that this city now enjoys the great benefit of the T. A. A. & N. M. railroad. He Uves in one of the finest residences of the first ward of this city and his neighbors will rejoice that his new position, if he accepts it, will not require his being away long at a time from ita many attractions, and the society of his wife and four children.


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