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* THE NEW CABINET. *
Philander C. Knox.
Philander Chase Knox, who will be
Mr. Taft's secretary of state, reenters
the cabinet after five years in the
United States senate, to wrhich he was
appointed in June, 1904, to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Matthew
M. Quay. Like most of his colleagues
in the new cabinet, Mr. Knox is a
}awyer and first came into national
promihemee as attorney general in Mr.
MCKinley's first cabinet, when he sue
cessfufly prosecuted the Northern Se
cmrities case. Mr. Knox is 56 yea.rs
old, having been born in Brownsville,
P&, May 6, 1853. After graduating
from Mount Union college at Alli
anve, 0., the began the study of law
in Pittsburg and three years later was
admitted to -he bar in that city.
* When Mr. Knox was only 24 years
of age he was appointed assistant
United States district attorney for
the Western district of Pennsylvania.
After a shwrt -term in this office, how
ever, he resigned and entered private
pratiee with James H. Reed, under
the firn name of Knox & Reed. The
firm became counsel for many large
interests and it is said that Mr. Knox
ihas received some of the largest fees
ever paid in Wis-country. Duing the
Homestead riots in 1892 -he was coun
sel for the Carnegie Steel company
amd dieeted the legal end of that fa
mos -labor disturbance. Wihen in
1901 Mr. MeKinley appointed him at
torney general, Mr. Knox's participa
tion in the Homestead affair caused
some opposition on the paxt of labor
organizations to his confiMation.
As attorney general, Mr. Knox not
oWy prosecuted to a successful issue
the government's suit against the
Northern Seenrites company, but
condted the ease against the so
aled beef trust, with the result that
that combination was desolved by the
final decree of the United States su
preme court. Mr. Knox has been cre
dited also with having prepared .and
carred through the Panama .canal
parebaiose in 1903.tIt was shortly safter
the ooniel'usion of the Panama pur
chase that Mr. Knox was appointed to
the United States senate by Gov.
Pennypeeker to fill the vacaney caus
ed by the death of Senator Quay, and
afterwards he was elected.by the leg
islatus for the full term expiring in
It was at Mount Union col.lege that
Maj. MecKinley fitt became acquaint
ed with young Knox. Mr. McKinley
was at that 'time prosecuting attorney
of Stark county, anid the aequaintance
begun wbgn they we're.both young fin
ally ripened into The frendsbip of lat
er years, and culmninate'd in the Pen
nsylvanian 's entry into the second
McKin'ley eabinet. It has always been
understood that President McKinley
s6ngh't to indtce Mr. Knox to accept
the altorney generatship in his first
eabinet, butt the offer was declined on
the plea of private interests. Mr.
Knox is entitled 'to twice write the de
gree of LL. D.. after his name, both
tUhe University of Pennsylvania and
Yale university having conferred that
honor upon inm.
-Eichard A. Ballinger.
Four States uray claim a proprie
tary interest in Richard A. Belinger,
the new secretary of the interior. He
is a native of Iowa, having been born
in Boonsiboro in 1859; after practic
,ing law in Illinois for 'a while he re
moved to Alabama, and in 1889 he be
e ame a resident of Port Townsend in
Wahintonu, State' The next year he
was appointed United States commrs
sio.ner at Port Townseni and later
Swas elected judge of ti.ie superior
count of Jefferson iunty. Five years
ago Mr. Rallinger as elected mayor
of Seattle, and when his term dis may
or expired P-resident Roosevelt ap
pointed him com!missi'oner of the gen
eral land office.
As a practitioner at the bar Mr.
Ballinger made 'a specie;lty of the ad
miiiralty a.nd maritime law, and his
position as commissioner of the gen
eral land office gave him a wide know
edge of 'the land laws and other im
Sportant problems which will fall un
der his jurisdiction es secretary of
Mr. Ballinger's fatther studied law
in the office of Abraham Lincoln, and
his ancestors on both sides participat
ed in the war of thre Revolution and
the war of 1812. He was prepared
for college in the public schools and
is a graduate of Willi-ams college,
class of '84. He is the author of
"Bailinger on Community Property"
and of "BaTinger's Annotated Codes
and Statute of Washington.'' Mr.
Ballinger is a Republican State comn
mnitteeman for the State of Washing
ton. and wais a member of the advis
orv conumnittee during tee last eua
Ja.cob M. Dickinson.
Jacob McGavock Dickinson, the
-w emmear o war, is the Southern
niember (f .'resident Taft*; cabiet.
A Mississi1ppia by birth, he is a citi
zen of Tennessee and as a Cleveland
Democrat supported Mr. Taft for the
presidency. Probably his most nota
ble public service was as counsel for
the United States in the Alaskan
boandary ease before the arbitration
tribunal in London in 1103. He was
an assi;tant attorney general of the
United States diring Cleveland's ad
ministra.tion, and has been general
counsel for the Illinois Central Rail
road company for some years. spend
ing most of his time in Chicago,
wihere the general offices of that coi
pany are located. Mr. Dickinson is 58
years old, ha-ving been born in Co
lumbus, Miss., in 1851. He is a gra
duate of the University of Nashville,
from which school he has a degree as
master of arts, and he studied law at
the University of Leipzig, and in Par
is. He is president of th-e American
Bar association, and belongs to the
Chicago club, the Onwentsia and the
Iroquois clubs, all of 0hicago. Mr.
Dickinson is t:he owner of the famous
Bell Meade stock farm in Nashville.
George von Lengerke Meyer.
George von Lengerke Meyer, who
goes from the postmaster general's of
flee to the navy department, was
brought into the cabinet in February,
1907, to .s-ceeed postmaster general
Cortelyou. He was at that time am
bassador to St. Petersburg, to which
post he had been transferred from
Rome, where he diad served five years
as ambassador. Mr. Meyer is a na
tive of Boston, in which city he was
born in 1858. After graduating from
Harvard he entered the employ of a
oommlesin firm, and some years later
became a member of the firm of Lin
der & Meyer, East India merchants,
which had been established by his
father. He is an officer or director in
many large manufacturing and finan
cial -wneerns, and has always been ac
tire in polities, having been a mem
ber of the Boston common council,
an alderman, a member of the State
legislature, serving as speaker of the
lower house for three consecutive
years. Mr. Meyer was selected a
member of the Republican national
oommittee in. 1899, and on McKin
ley's election he was made ambassa
dor to Italy. He is a member of the
Athletic, the Somerset and St. Bo
tolph ckbs of Boston, and among oth
er business offices is president of the
Ames Plow company anLd a director
of the Old Colony Trast company and
the Amoskeag Manufacturing com
pany. Mr. Meyer is .a sportsman and
an anglier, and is known as a crack
George W. Wickersham.
New York's representative in the
new cabinet is George W. Wicker
sham, who becomes attorney general.
Mr. Wickersham is a member of the
law firm in which President Taft's
brother, Henry W. Taft, is a partner,
and he is known as an expert in rail
road law. Afith'ough a resident of
Newv York city, Mfr. Wickersham is a
native -of Pennsylvania, having been
born in Pit*tsbu,rg in 1858. He first
took eivil engineering at Lehigh uni
vesity, but later entered -the law
schoolt of the University of Pennsyl
vania, from which he holds the degree
of baichelor of laws. He immediately
entered practice in Philadelphiaj but
later went to New York and associat
ed hiimnseDf with the firm of Chamber
lain, Carter & Hornblower. A year
later the bec.ame managing clerk of the
firm of Strong & Cadwalader, of
which President Taft's brother is a
member, and eventually was taken in
Mr. Wickersham is counsel for a
la.1re number of corporations, among
them the Interborough railroad, and
as attorney for' the railroads in the
famous Chicago Tra:etion case -eame
into eonsi.derablie prominence. He is
fond of travel, usually spending a por
tion of the year abroa)d and is a de
voted equesitrain. He has a country
residence at Cedarhurst, Long Island,
and also a home in New York ci'ty.
Oharles Nagel of St. Louis, the new
seretary of comnmerce and labor, is
better known among lawyers and edu
eators 'than -to the public at large, al
though he 'served as a member of the
Missouri house of representatives and
is a member of the Republican na
tional committee. He 'is a native
Westerner, having been born in Colo
rada county, Texas, in 1849. He comes
of professional ancestors, his father,
Dr. Herman Nagel, being one of a
family of four brothers of whom t.hree
are physicians and his maternal
grandfather and great-grandfather
were clergymen. In the heightof the
Civil war the pronounced union senti
ments of Dr. Nagel .compelled him to
remove from Texas to St. Louis. He're
Charles Nagel soon entered the St.
Louis 'high sehool. Graduating from
there .he took a. two years' course in
th St. Louis Law school and then
wenlt to the University of Berl~in.
where he took a special course ini law
andl pol-itical eeanomy. Reinurning jo
St. Louis in 1873 he was~ admitted1 to
the har and 50oon too1k anF : ct ive part
in mrunicipal affairs. In addition to
. State le2iSla ture, he was fo. four
years president of the city council of
St. Louis. Although he has taken
-n active part in politics and has an
extended law practice, he has found
time to give much attention to edaea
tional matters. He fills -a professor
ship in the St. Louis Lake school; is
a member of the board of trutees of
the publie library, of the board of
trustees in the St. Louis Law schooi
is a mnmber of the board of control of
the St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts.
Mr. Nagel, as the Missouri member of
t:he Republican national committee,
served during the recent campaign as
a member of the executive committee
and was in charge of the Western
headquarters. Socially, he has been
aetive in his native city, being a mem
ber of the University .club, the Com
mercial club; tihe St. Louis club, the
Round Table and Country clubs, and
also of the Metropolitan club in
Frank H. Hitchcock.
Although the youngest member of
the new cabinet, Frank H. Hithecock,
Mr. Taft's postmaster general, is
probably better known to the general
public than any of his colleagues by
reason of the prominence he obtained
as chairman of the Republican nation
al committee in the recent campaign.
Mr. Hitchcock is only 42 years of
age, and since ie left school has been
in the employ of the government. He
is a native of Ohio, but reoeived his
education in Massaehusettts, to which
State his pairents removed while he
was quiite young.* Graiaduating from
Harvard in 1891, he obtained a clerk
ship in the department of agriculture.
La.ter Seeretary Wilson made him
chief of the -division of foreign mark
ets, and w1hen the department of com
merce and labor was organized he was
made its first chief clerk. In Mr.
Roosevelt's first campaign he was
made assistant secretary to the Re
publican national committee, and was
later appointed first assistant post
master general. He resigned that
position when the Taft eampaign was
opened to take charge of Mr. Taft's
interests. Subsequently he was elect
ed chairman of the Republican na
tional committee, which post he still
holds. During ibis first years as a
government elerk in Washington Mr.
Hitehcoek found time to take a law
coarse at Columbian wniversity, and
on graduation was admitted to the bar
in the District of Columbia and three
years later was admitted to practice
before the supreme court of the Unit
ed States. Among other associations
he is a member of thre American
Economic association, the American
Statistieal association and the Ameri
can Association for the Advance
ment of Science. Mr. Hitchoek is a
If Secretary Wilson continues to
hold the agricultural portfolio until
next November he will 'have broken
the record for continuous cabinet ser
vice, which is now held by Albert Gal
atin, secretary of the treasury, whlo
served 12 years, eight months and 25
days. Seeretar'y Wilson was appoint
ed at the outset of the McKinley ad
ministration. He was born in Ayr
shire, Scothand, in 1835, and at thre
age of 17 was brought to this country
by his parents. He was educated in
in the public schools~ of Iowa and at
Iowa college. He engaged in farm
inz -and, entering State politics, was
a member of the 12t1h, 13th and 14th
assenblies of Iowa, being elected
speaker of the assembly in his last
term. He served three terms in con
gress. In the Forty-eighth congress
his seat was contested and t.he oppon
ents of Gen. Grant, who was then
nearing 'his end at Mount McGregor,
uses the seating contest for a filibus
ter to defeat the Grant retirement
bill. Mr. Willson saved the measure
by resigning on the stipulation that
the Grant bill should be immediately
Franklin MaeVeagh, merchant, who
will be the next secretary of the treas
ury, was born on a farm near Phoen
ixville, Chester county, Pennsylv:ania.
He w"s graduated from Yale as B. A.
in 1862, and from Columbia Law
school, New York, in 1864, and began
practice with his brother, Wayne
MaeVeagh, but ,his health failing, he
abandoned law and went West. Short
lv afterward 'he establish1ed in Chi.ea
go tile wholesale grocery house of
Franklin MacVeagh & Co., which for
many years has been one of the larg
et in the country, and from which it
i.s reporte'd he has only recently re
sined. He is also a director of the
Commercial National bank and ot-her
Mr. MacVeagh is distinguished in
Chicago not only as a most successful
merchant, but especially for his active
work in behalf of civic progress and
reform. He became president of the
Citizens' A.ssociation of Chicago in
1874, and continued to hold the office
several yearsV afterwar~d, malkingu it
the instrument for mnany import ant
poitical reformis. At theC headh of the
bureau of ceharities he added greatly
Ito the effectiveness of that organiza
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Furniture and fixtures...................... .. 3,116 93
Overdrafts ................................... 12,645 6o
Cash and due from banks...................... ioi,i8i 65
Capital stock............................. $50,000 o0
Profits less expenses taxes paid ................ 54,677 53
Dividends unpaid. ................ .........1,277 00
Cashier's Checks.............................. 255 00
Re-discounts ........... ................ .... 15,000 00
Banks............ .......... 3,486.49-$264,486-52
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