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SECRETARY CAGE RESIGNS
TREASURY PORTFOLIO INFORMS PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO BE RELIEVED BY SPRING. APPRAISER WAKEMAN Is REMOVED FROM OFFICE The Secretary First Asked for His Resignation But He Refused to Comply With the Request-George W. Whitehead Appointed to Vacancy. Washingtan, Dec. 20.-It is secre- a tary Gage's intention to relinquish the G treasury portifolio as soon as Presi dent Roosevelt can find a suitable suc cessor and he has so informed the president. Mr. Gage would like to be releived before spring. The president n has done all he could to dissuade Sec- p retary Gage from retiring and prob- I ably will continue to use his efforts c in that direction. t Secretary Gage's intention to retire was made known to the president i some time ago, just how long is not known outside the cabinet. The long conference between the president and the secretary before the cabinet meeting today, which fol lowed the secretary's return from New York, where he attended the ban quet of the Bankers' association last night, had nothing to do with this subject. It related to the matter of the removal of Appraiser Walkman, whose resignation Secretary Gage re quested a few days ago. Appraiser Wakeman wrote a letter to Secretary Gage declining to resign in the course of which he took occa sion to reflect upon Secretary Gage. The president did not approve of the spirit of the letter and at the confer ence, it is understood, it was decided to summarily remove Mr. Wakeman. After the cabinet meeting Secretary Gage declined to say anything about the rumors of his resignation beyond the simple statement that he had formally resigned. "What I may or may not do eventually, I am not pre pared to say now," said the secretary, "but I can say that the relations be tween the president and myself are perfectly cordial. He will do almost anything I ask and I would do al most anything he might ask." Later the official announcement was made at the white house that Mr. Wakeman had been removed and that George W. Whitehead, late collector of customs of Porto Rico had been appointed to succeed him. No further announcement was made. Secretary N Gage declined to make public Mr. c Wakeman's letter. WAKEMAN MAKES HIS LETTER t TO GAGE PUBLIC. New York, Dec. 20.-W. F.. Wake man, appraiser of merchandise of the port of New York, who has been re moved from office by order of Presi dent Roosevelt made public the con tents of a letter written by him to Secretary Gage. This letter was the t immediate cause of his removal. t Wakeman was requested to resign on December 20. On December 18 he wrote Secretary Gage declining to e tender his resignation and giving his I- reason for this refusal. Among other n things, Mr. Wakeman takes up the - recent Japanese silk frauds cases at t this port. In this connection he says: s 'My resignation would be an admis f sion that in connection with the re d, cent silk case I was mistaken. No - greater frauds upon the revenues have been discovered than in these cases, r which incluued under valuation, n wrong classification and false invoice a- weights. These cases first reached e. you through a report from a promi te nent importer in Chicago and were r- the subject of investigation by the ,d United States. Subsequently, upon n. confidential information I attempted ry to correct the abuses complained of. ut These cases were of such serious char id acter that I felt it necessary to have id some confidential officer representing or you identified with me in the cases. -e- I asked for this co-operation from the "y, department and it was denied." te- Continuing, Mr. Wakeman said of re the silk cases: "I submitted to the st department reports from day to day al- upon this investigation. On Septem ber 6, 1901, I informed the department as that I was making careful investiga Ir. tion of invoices of a certain house tat with a view of showing that frauds :or existed. In this matter I was practi en cally directed not to make further ier investigation." TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION PANIC ENSUED AND MEN FOUGHT TO ESCAPE. Black Diamond Steel Mill a Heap of Ruins-Boilers Were Re cently Inspected. Pittsburg, Dec. 20.-Three dead, one missing and 12 injured is the result of a terrific boiler explosion at the Black Diamond steel works of Parks Bros., in Thirthieth street today. The Dead: JOHN WELVIK, aged 32 years. PATRICK O'CONNER, aged 28 years. An unknown man. Missing-John Wiltz, probably among the killed. The injured at the hospital are all doing well except one, whose injuries may yet prove fatal. Reuben Miller, Jr., superintendent of the plant, states that the boilers were examined last week and pro nounced in excellent condition. No known cause can-be given for the ex plosion but a thorough investigation is now in progress. When the boilers exploded a panic ensued, and the men fought their way to the entrances and all that were able rushed to the street. A few min utes after the boilers let go the big mill was a heap of ruins. The injured and known dead were found under wreckage ahd in the mill yard where -they had fallen in their race for life. PLAY BALL. Spaulding-Freedman Fight Reaches Injunction Stage. New York, Dec. 20.-In the supreme court today before Justice Scott, at torneys representing A. G. Spaulding consented to the continuance of the temporary injunction obtained fron Justice Levintritt on Monday, re straining Spaulding from exercising the powers of the president of the Na tiopal Baseball League until such time as the action brought by the Freed man followers against the Spaulding party should be brought to trial. Spaulding's attorney said their client 1 would also give up the papers, funds and records of the league. How to Cure Croup. Mr. R. Gray, who lives near Amenia, Duchess county, N. Y., says: "Cham berlain's Cough Remedy is the best medicine I have ever used. It is a fine children's remedy for croup and never fails to cure." When given as soon as the child be comes hoarse, or even after the croupy cough has de veloped, it will prevent the attack. This should be borne in mind and a bottle of the. Cough Remedy kept at hand ready for instant use as soon as these symptoms appear. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. HOSTILITY PLEASES. Opposition Does No Harm, Say Mar t coni People. s New York, Dec.. 20.-That William Marconi's wireless experiments in Newfoundland cannot be stopped by the Anglo-American Telegraph com a pany, even by resort to the courts, is the assertion of Marconi's representa c tives here. They further state that he Y cannot be stopped even from trans e mitting commercial messages. They 1- say the charter of the Anglo-Ameri can company, by which it claims mo d nopoly of telegraphic communication 'r between Newfoundland and other e places, was examined by counsel for e. the Marconi company before an at tempt was made to experiment in Newfoundland. Theyr decided that the charter would not interfere with the " sending of wireless messages to and from Newfoundland even for the two le years that the charter has yet to run. Lt- They declare in the first place that a ig charter monopoly would not operate he to stop scientific experiments, and, m second, that according to English de cisions such a grant would not oper ate to bar an invention that was un known at the time the concession was granted. C. Cuthbert Hall, general manager of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph company, said in an interview: "We are rather glad than otherwise that this attempt to stop Mr. Marconi k has been made. Even if we go no further in Newfoundland, although we can do so if we wish, it will do us no harm. There are other places along the coast equally available. This in terference shows, to my mind, that the cable companies look on us as a dan gerous competitor. It rather pleases me as an acknowledgment of the fact that wireless telegraphy is a coming force." Edward Horman, counsel for the Marconi company, said: "This action by the Anglo-American company is a surprise to me, as I had supposed that there would be no hos tility, direct or indirect. Before Mr. Marconi attempted to make experi ments in Newfoundland I examined the Anglo-American charter with a view to determining his rights. It is clear that the company cannot stop scientific experiments. The company seems to have feared active competi I tion and, therefore, to have taken the bull by the horns." Edison Believes It. New York, Dec. 20.-At his labora tory at West Orange, N. J., Thomas A. Edison authorized the following o statement concerning William Mar e coni's feat in receiving wireless tele 1. graphy communication from England: n "Since Marconi has stated over his e own signature that he received signals o from England, I believe it and I think s he will carry it to.a commercial suc cess. It is a great achievement and e he is a great experimenter." Obseques of Governor Gregory. Wickford, 1. I., Dec. 20.-The ob e- sequies of William Gregory, governor To of Rhode Island, which were held here le today, were attended by state officers, s, judges of the court, members of the n legislature and citizens of prominence in the state. The body lay in state in St. Paul's church until the noon li- hour. Rev.. Fred B. Cole, rector of the re church, conducted the services. State be militia escorted the body to the ceme on tery. The flags on the public build ed ings in the state were at half mast and of. a salute of 17 guns was fired in Provi d- n1cop. BID GOV. TAFT. FAREWELL , FILIPINOS CALL AND WISH HIM A SAFE VOYAGE. Governor Tells Members of Federal Party That He Will Return Before May. Manila, Dec. 20..--Over 4,000 mem bers of the federal party called on Governor Taft today to bid him fare well and to wish him a safe return. The governor addressed 150 of the most prominent of his visitors say ing that he was touched and honored by their presence. The organization, he added, had done so much towards bringing about peace and giving the country a stable party that it argues more for the success of American labor than anything else during the recent critical times. The reports circulated in the United States, founded on incidents connect ed with the war in Batangas province and the island of Samar, the governor said, tend to convey a wrong impres sion of the situation, which is really hopeful. The military distaster in Samar had, he said, created an unfounded feel ing of uneasiness concerning the con dition of the people of the rest of the archipelago. The war in Batangas and Samar, kept up by misguided men, furnishes the only obstacle to obtain ing liberal legislation on the part of congress. Continuing, the governor said that he Would return here, he liked the Filipinos, and regretted leaving at this particular time, but it was a com fort to know that the duties of the of fice were in the hands of Vice-Gov ernor Wright, an able lawyer, who sympathized deeply with .the best hopes of the people. In conclusion the governor said he expected to be back before May and he hopes to have the pleasure of preseting the federal party's memorial to the president. n SHOT THREE MEN. Murderer is Now Defying Officers and n Resisting Arrest. Le Lawton, O. T., Dec 20.-Three men Le were shot in a dispute near here today. Ld It is said the shooting was done by tO a man named Roberts, and that all n. three of the wounded men have died. a Roberts is fortified in a house, defy te ing arrest. The sheriff and two mar d, shals have gone to the scene. The le- names of the dead are not obtainable. KILLED THREE' BAD NICCERS KENTUCKY BOY WHO WOULD ca RATHER FIGHT THAN RUN. ca BLACKS RUN A WHIZZER ti h And With Revolvers in Their Hands , Ordered All Whites to Quit a a Saloon They Entered. ti Welsh, W. Va., Dec. 20.-Wayne Demog, an 18 year old boy, shot three negrces to death in a salobn at the a mining town of Davy, this county.. This was payday at the Davy mines and the negroes had begun their holi day celebrations, drunkenness was visible on every hand and when about i a dozen of the blacks entered Eugene Nye's saloon on the leading street, revolvers in hands, and demanded that all the whites within retire, the trouble began. The bartender stepped into an adjoining room for his pistol s and all the other whites save Demog made a run to get away. Demog, al e- though being a total stranger in the town, was nervy and refused to obey the command to depart. Instead, he s pulled his revolver and in a twinkling he had shot three of the negroes to death and the others were falling over themselves to get away. Those dead are: Lem Booten. Frick Watts. Harry Good. All were residents of the coal fields. re In the excitement Demog, whose home is in Catlettsburg, Ky., left the saloon e, by a rear door and up to a late hour ce tonight he had not been captured. In cte fact, but little effort is being made to apprehend him. te COLD IN THE SOUTH. ne Zero Weather in Nashville and Chat .nd tanooga. vi- Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20,-The cold wave which for the last week has cov ered the south, today broke all previ ous records for, the first 20 days of the month of December since 1884, and thermometers registered lower in some localities than all former mimi IIM mum temperature readings. As far south as the Louisiana and gulf bor der intense cold prevails, though no serious damage to vegetation has been reported. Some snow fell in Nash 'ral ville early this morning, the mercury dropping to two degrees below zero, the therr.ometer registering the same in Chattanooga. No serious interrup tion has occurred to traffic further than that boats plying from Memphis are tied up by heavy flowing rivet em- ice. The Best Plaster. t A piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound to the affected parts is superior to any plaster. When troubled with lame c back or pains in the side or chest, I give it a trial and you are certain to be more than pleased with the prompt relief it affords. Pain Balm also cures rheumatism. One application gives I relief. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. LASTED EIGHT ROUNDS. Fight for the Middel Weight World's Championship. San Francisco, Dec. 20.-George Gardiner of Lowell. IMass., and "Kid" Carter of Brooklyn, N. Y.., met to night at the Merchant's Pavillion un der the auspices of the San Francisco Athletic club in what was announced as a contest for the middle-weight championship of the world. Gardi ner clearly established his right to the title by knocking out Carter in the eighth round. The men had met twice before un der similar conditions, and on each occasion the Loweh man was return ed winner. Tonight's result clearly accentuated the fact that Gardiner's fistic superiority over Carter is com plete, and as the latter recently knocked out Joe Walcott, the victory is significant. Tonight's contest was one of the fiercest ever witnessed in this city, Gardiner was the aggressor from the l start. Carter's ability to stand punishment was a revelation, and stood him well in hand. Both victor and vanquished were tremendously cheered as they left the ring. Estray. One fleabitten gray gelding, about 14 years old, branded diamond-L on right thigh and shoulder and small circle on right side of neck and lazy-J-hook on left shoulder; right knee enlarged. - Taken up by C. W. Harding, Mussel ' shell, Mont. 67-4 e. Calling cards at Gazette office. WILL SOON BE FREE. Miss Stone to Be Released-Mine. Tsilka Dead. re London, Dec. 20.-"Semi-official news received here," the Rome corre spondent of the Daily Telegraph cables, "asserts that Mme Tsilka is dead and that Miss Stone, the Ameri can captive, will be released almost immediately." Passenger Agents Fix Rates. Chicago, Dec. 20..-At a meeting of the general passenger agents of the roads running west from Chicago. held here today, rates for the winter were agreed upon. They will be $33 from Chicago to California, one way, and $30 to Montana points. The tickets will be sold on certain dates. d To Stop a Cold. it After exposure or when you feel a E cold coming on, take a dose of Foley's b Honey and Tar. It never fails to stop b a cold if taken in time. Holmes & t Rixon. FOR EDUCATION. i it t Senator Nelson's Bill Appropriates Millions of Dollars. sd Washington, Dec. 20.-Just before ie adjournment for the holidays Senator =d Nelson introduced two bills providing ol for industrial education in the United g States and insular possessions. The 3l- first provides for an appropriation of he undetermined millions to aid various ey states and possessions to establish he primary industrial schools, to be dis ng tributed by the president. No state to shall share in the appropriation until er it shall have passed laws for the es ad tablishment of these schools. Other conditions regarding population are imposed. The second bill appropriates $15, 000,000 for providing primary indus ds. trial education for youths from 13 to me 18 years of age who shall be taught ion agriculture and given military training )ur by officers of the regular army. TO PROMOTE FRIENDSHIP SENATOR HANNA TALKS OF CAP- c ITAL-LABOR COMMITTEE. Compulsory Arbitration Not Co.ntem plated Rather the Cultivation of a Spirit Favorable to Arbitration Washington. Dec. 20.-Senator Hanna, chairman of the committe of 36, who has just returned from the capital-labor conference in New York, was at the white house today, and talk ed most hopefully of the results of the conference. r "I cowfsider the conference," said he, ' "the greatest step ever taken for the r speedy settlement of disputes arising between labor and capital. The or ganization of capital, which has come to stay, was an evolution which was h naturally preceded by the organization I of labor which also has come to stay, y and the concentration of the interests e of the two factors which should be t, friendly, not hostile, into the hands o of a comparatively few individuals, t will be for the best interests of both. a Too much, of course, must not be ex s pected at first. The agreement reached . at the New York conference was sim ply a platform, and the agreement that is to result from it must develop in the future. The a public must not get the idea that we are to revolutionize existing relations e in the condition of labor and capital l- or that the joint committee is to un 0. dertake arbitration by compulsion. In -. fact, we are opposed to compulsory ,o arbitration. We believe we can ac d complish more by getting into closer it touch and contact with labor. The i- first step will be to establish a friend I-- -_________________________ SECRETARY HAY WILL REMAIN AT HIS POST His Own Inclhnation and the President's Desire Is that He Continue in the Cabinet and Rumors to the Contrary are Groundless. Washington, Dec. 20.-In view of the construction of an isthmian canal. " the repeated publication of rumors to Also it is stated with equal positive the general effect that Secretary Hay ness that President Roosevelt has in the general effect that Secretary Haythe strongest terms expressed to See is about to resign from the cabinet, retary Hay his earnest desire that he a statement is given, with full author- shall remain in the cabinet, of which ity, touching this subject, substantial- he forms one of the principal props. ly to the effect that Secretary Hay Thus, according to the statement, does not now contemplate retirement the secretary's inclination and the . from the cabinet. This statement ap- president's desires run together an,'s plies not only to the present but to there is no foundation for the repo that indefinite period fixed by the con- to the effect that Secretary ;. clusion of negotiations necessary to to leave his post. 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I expect to write another letter in a short time saying my wife is cured, for I feel absolutely sure it is what she needs." (Signed) T. A. WmsT. Sold at25c., 50c. and$1 a bottle, throughout em the United States and Canada: and in Eng land, at Is. 2d. 2s. 3d., 4s. 6d. If you are not satisftied after buying, return the bottle to your druggist, and get your money back. re e authorize the above guaraetee. tor W. . HOOKER d; CO., Propriet.'. New Yark. ng For sale by Chapple Drug Co. ted ..he . . ..... . ... . ....... ... op The Blue Grass ish is- A Nice, Quiet Resort. ate g.e... atil F. RADEMAKER her Proprietor. are ý. . Twenty-Seventh St. lus- BILLINGS, - MONTANA. I to ly relationship between the two inter ests and this will serve as a founda tion to work on. While we do not ex pect there will be no strikes, they will be minimized as a result of con ciliation and an arbitration policy." Mr. Hanna said he expected the committee to meet during the winter to adopt bylaws and elaborate a still further scheme of arbitration. AN ENGLISH SENTENCE. Theodore and Laura Jackson Get Fif. teen and Seven Years, Respectively London. Dec. 20.-Theodore and Laura Jackson, the latter best known in the United States as Ann Odelia Diss de Bar, were found guilty by a jury in the Old Bailey today' on charges of immoral practices and fraud. The judge at once imposed a sentence of 15 and seven years penal servitude up Jackson and his reputed wife, respectively. The prisoners lis tened to the passing of sentence in evident astonishment, but maintained silence. As the judge finished Jack son turned from the prisoner's dock" and walked down the steps. "Swami." as the woman of so-called Theocratic unity has latterly called herself smil ed,bowed to the judge and court, and followed her male companion to where the officers were waiting to take them to prison. 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