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for their warm, cordial support of my
McNab appeared in Judge Van
Fleet's court and formally announced
he had severed his connection with
the department of justice. VanFleet
expressed his regret, saying the gov
ernment was losing a valuable and
Washington, D. C, June 25. De
spite President Wilson's decisive
action in the Diggs-Caminetti scan
dal, a full investigation by the House
Rep. Kahn, of California, today de
clared that he still was of the opinion
that the House should require all the
papers in the case.
Chairman Clayton of the judiciary
committee answered this by saying
that he would expect Kahn to appear
before his committee tomorrow to
speak in behalf of his demand, and
would permit the member from Cal
ifornia to introduce whatever evi
dence he desired in support of his
plea that the attorney general be or
dered to stand and deliver all the evi
dence in the case now in his hands.
"I think the entire correspondence
in the case should be made public,"
said Kahn, today. "The statements
issued at the White House contain
only excerpts. The House is entitled
to see all the evidence."
Rep. Hinebaugh, the Illinois Pro
gressive, who introduced a motion
similar to Kahns, is satisfied and
will not press his motion.
"The purpose of my resolution is
carried out if the attorney general
orders that the Diggs-Caminetti
cases and the Western Fuel case go
to immediate trial." said Hinebaugh
Meantime Minority Floor Leader
Mann and other Republicans are cir
culating stories about bribery and
corruption, and whispering darkly
that it is no more than could be
expected. It is evident that the Re
publicans intend to make all the po
litical capital put of the case they
can, , .
President Wilson has taken his
stand and appears to think the case
settled so far as he is concerned ex
cept for the appointment of a prose
cutor in the Diggs-Caminetti and
Western Fuel cases.
It is not certain whom the presi
dent has decided to appoint, but there
is a well-grounded rumor to the ef
fect that it will be Francis J. Heney,
the man who sent Boss Abe Ruef of
San Francisco to the penitentiary.
Heney is a Republican. It is felt
by many that if Wilson should ap
point Heney it will do much to off
sot the folly of Attorney General Mc
Reynold's remark that "McNab was
another Republican officeholder
gone and he was not shedding any
Heney now is on a Santa Fe train
en route to Los Angeles. He will
arrive there tomorrow morning.
Wilson acted with his usual de
cisiveness yesterday afternoon fol
lowing a meeting of the cabinet.
He accepted District Attorney Mc
Nab's of San Francisco resignation.
He sent a letter to Attorney General
McReynolds thanking him for the
"information" McReynolds had sup
plied him with. He suggested that it
would be an excellent idea that a
special prosecutor be appointed to
put the Diggs-Caminetti and West
ern Fuel Co. cases on trial immedi
ately and that McReynolds confer
with him to that end.
It was quite evident that, while he
was standing by his cabinet officer,
the President did not approve of that
cabinet officer's course of action.
Sacramento merchant advertises
"The largest showing of the newest
shapes in town." One little sparkling
ad like that, and the battleship boys
would never have voted 800 to 10 not
to spend their liberty time in San
A test of 300 goats from Europe is
to be made for increasing the will?
supply of Buenos Ayreg,
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