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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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people YOU, YOURSELF. Don't throw that confidence away. If you
keep it, you can defy all of the political and newspaper bosses in town.
THE PEOPLE are the biggest thing in Chicago, Bill Thompson.
N. D. COCHRAN, Editor of The Day Book.
P. S. I'm going to write you another letter tomorrow another
friendly letter. I'm full of my subject N. D. C.
GEN. SCOTT TEMPORARY WAR
CHIEF GARRISON QUITS
Washington, Feb. 11. President
this afternoon issued formal order
designating Maj. Gen. Hugh L. Scott,
chief of staff, to act as secretary of
war, in place of Lindley M. Garrison,
resigned, "for period not to exceed
30 days or until successor shall have
been appointed and qualified."
Today speculation as to- Garrison's
successor was buried beneath consid
eration of differences between retir
ing war secretary and president re
garding measures of national defense.
That Garrison regarded their differ
ences to be of principle, not merely.
or metnoas, it is agreed, is shown by
his action in quitting and that of his
assistant, Henry S. Breckinridge, in
doing the same.
The immediate reason, it was be
lieved today, was that Sec'y Garrison
considered humiliating a request
from the president regarding a speech
he was scheduled to make yesterday
afternoon before United States Cham
ber of Commerce Garrison, the presi
dent wrote him, should "feeljao hesi
tation about expressing personal
views on both these subjects (the
Philippines and national defense)
but," he added, "I hope you .will be
kind enough to draw very carefully
distinction between your own indi
vidual views and the views of the ad
ministration." That the two resignations were de
cided upon suddenly ,was evident
Sec'y Garrison up to within less than
an hour of the moment he was to
have spoken before the United States
Chamber of Commerce had not de
cided upon definite action.
. "5ec'y of War Garrisott' s resigna-1
tion will have no effect on congress"
was curt declaration today of Rep.
James Hay of Virginia, chairman of
house military affairs committee, the
storm center of controversy which
caused Garrison's summary with
drawal from Wilson cabinet
Announcement will be made of
Sec'y of War Garrison's successor
shortly. He will be a Demo
crat This information came from
White House today. It appears a
"dark horse" probably will be chosen.
Those close to president declared
none of men most prominently men
tioned so far would get vacant port
folio. r New York, Feb. 11. Making his
first statement as to his future plans
since his resignation as secretary of
war, Lindley M. Garrison today de
clared he had retired from politics
and that he "could not conceive of
his taking the stump against Presi
VILLA BANDITS RENEW RAIDS
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 11. Report
that Guy Johnson, American who
first killed 5 Mexican bandits in bat
tle near Minsea, murdered in raid by
Villa bandits. Several men killed;
women carried off.
Villa and small band declared
threatening Mexican railway 100
miles south of Juarez. Bandits pill
aging ranches within 25 miles of Chi
huahua and Durango cities.
New York. City Magistrate Cor
rigan sued George Bronson Howard,
novelist for $200,000 alleging libel
when, he said, he recognized" chapter
headed "Justice a la Cornigan" as
slur oh his court.