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VOL. XLVI.-XO. 14,337. PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1906. " , PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Tl BRIDGES GONE;
OTHERS II DANGER
Disastrous Floods in
East Side Streams.
IS RESULT OF HEAVY RAINFALL
Main Line of Southern Pacific
SANTIAM RAGING TORRENT
Carries Away S true tares at Jefferson
and - Oral) tree Bridges Over
Molalla and Clackamas Are
Threatened by Freshet.
DAMAGE DOXE BY FLOOD.
BRIDGES WASHED OUT Jeffer
son structure over Santiam River on
main line of Southern Pacific, and
South Santiam bridge, on Woodburn
BRIDGES EJTOANGERED BY
FLOOD Southern Pacific structure
over Mollala River and bridge of
O. W. P. Railway at Gladstone on
Oron City line.
EFFECT ON RAILROAD Freight
and passenger traffic paralyzed aa
far Bouth as Albany. Through pas
senger trains routed over West Side
Floods in the Santiam and Mollala riv
ers, caused by the recent rains, have
washed away two Southern Pacific
hrldses and rendered another unsafe. The
main line of the Southern Pacific is ef
fectually blockaded, perhaps for weeks.
The bridge across the Santiam at Jeffer
son was carried away last night, block
ing the main line. . The South Santiam
bridge on the Woodburn-Natron branch
was washed out yesterday. The Mollala
bridge is so shaky that it will not per
mit the passage of trains. The bridge of
the O. W. P. across the Clackamas near
Oregon City is unsafe. Other damage has"
been caused and at a late hour last night
the streams continued to rise.
Passenger trains to California and the
Upper Willamette valley are being routed
over the West Side division of the South
em Pacific to Corvallls and over the Cor
vallis & Eastern tracks to Albany, be
yQpd which place the Southern Pacific's
line Is reported dear. Freight Is refused
at Portland for points north of Albany
on the East Side. Local passengers and
freight service will be maintained be
tween the wrecked bridges.
The Overland leaving Portland yes
terday morning had a narrow escape
from a disastrous wreck. A scant half
hour after the train crossed the bridge
100 feet of the falsework supporting
the structure was swept away. The
river continued to rise rapidly and late
last night the remaining' falsework
went out, allowing the 205-foot steel
span of the new bridge In process of
erection to fall Into the raging river.
The Santiam bridge has been under
going reconstruction for some time and
falsework had been built to support
the wefght of trains while the old
wooden structure was being replaced
.with a new steel bridge. Had the new
bridge been In or the old one left In
tact no damage would probably have
occurred. The Overland train, due In
Portland last night, was diverted from
the main line at Albany and this ar
rangement will be continued until the
damage Is repaired. Passenger trains
will be operated locally between Port
land and Jefferson.
A wrecking crew was put to work
at the bridge yesterday and an at
tempt made to save It from going out,
but the Santiam, swollen by the heavy
rains of the past few days, continued
to rise rapidly. At a late hour last
night It was reported as rising six
inches an hour.
The flood also disabled the Southern
I Pacific bridge on the Woodburn-Nat-
Iron line, and caused heavy damage to
sawmill men by the breaking of
booms. Quantities of cord wood be
longing to tho Lebanon paper mills
(were also washed away. Reports from
I Jefferson indicate that much more
I damage will be done before the flood
CLACKAMAS OX A RAMPAGE
Itreani Washes Away Supports and
Bents of Trolley Bridge.
OREGON CITT. Or., Nov. 7. (Special.)
-The Clackamas River, which changed
n a few hours yesterday from a clear
i tream to a mud-colored torrent, wasued
ut the false work and bents supporting
he Oregon Water Power & Railway Com
pany's bridge at Gladstone last night. The
ridge is in a dangerous condition and the
liver is raging and continues to rise.
Temporary supports had been placed
nder the bridge to permit extensive re
airs. It was the intention of the com-
any to replace the old bridge early next.
pring with either a combination steel
nd wooden bridge or an all-steel struc
ire. Piling had been driven under the
ridge to act as supports until the Im-
I rovements were made.
The Clackamas yesterday washed away
Ish ra-ks placed in the river near the
imaged bridge by employes of the
iackamas hatchery for the purpose of
catching spawning salmon to secure eggs
for the hatchery.
MOLALLA BRIDGE IS UXSAFE
Trains Cannot Cross Until Present
Eib Water Recedes.
CASTBT, Or., Nov. 7. (Special.)
High water In the Mollala River, which
has become a raging torrent from the
heavy rains of the past few days, has
made the Southern Paciflo bridge across
the stream unsafe. Trains will not be
allowed to cross the bridge until the
water recedes, for, although the struc
ture still stands, damage to the false
work that has lately been put In is
The Southern Pacific has been at
work for some time replacing the
wooden bridge across the Mollala with
a. steel structure, and the temporary
bridge to accommodate trains is sup
ported by false work. With the bridge
supported In this way Instead of by
piers, the high stage of the water
makes the bridge particularly unsafe.
SOUTH SANTIAM BRIDGE GONE
Woodburn-Natron Branch Complete
ly Blocked by Storms.
CRABTREE, Or., Nov. 7. (Special.)
The South Santiam bridge on the Woodburn-Natron
branch of the Southern Pa
cific was washed out late tonight by the
heavy floods, raised by the heavy rains.
The stream is far above its usual height,
and is causing heavy damage to property
owners along its banks. The river con
tinues to rise rapidly. Traffic on the
Woodburn-Natron branch is effectually
blocked until a temporary bridge can be
thrown across the South fork of the San
tiam to replace the structure just washed
Flood Breaks Log Boom.
ALBANY. Or., Nov. 7 (Special ) High
water in the Santiam River today broke
the log boom of P. M. Scraggins & Co.,
near Lebanon, sending many thousand
feet of logs down the river. The extreme
high water will make the logs a total
loss. Scraggins is erecting a sawmill
near Lebanon and had the logs in the
Santiam for use in the mill. The Lebanon
paper mill lost several hundred cords of
RAINFALL OVER TWO INCHES
Effect of Heavy Precipitation on
From November 1 up to 5 o'clock
last night Portland had just 3.21 inches
of rainfall, but a slight fraction over
two inches of this precipitation fell
during the last 24 hours of the period.
Many residents of Portland and vicin
ity would have readily volunteered the
statement yesterday that the rainfall
of Tuesday night and yesterday morn
ing was a record-breaker, and from
their observation of the steady down
pour It would seem so, but the weather
bureau statistics show the past rain
storm has had nothing unusual about
it. For Quite a number of years the
il-liour records of October and No
vember show rainfalls ranging from 2
up to 3.62 Inches, while the record 24
hour precipitation shows a rainfall of
7.66 Inches for December 12 and 13,
The recent heavy rains, however,
have been particularly advantageous to
the river steamboat r.i.Mi. The effect
of the rains on the .Willamette River
Is seen In the following table, fur
nished by the weather bureau at 5
o'clock last night:
RIVER STAGES 5 P. M , NOVEMBER 7.
Station. Weafher last S houri.
Albany Rain r,o 4
Salem Cloudv J.n t
Barton Hea-y rain -i-l.V
Portland Light rain -1-1.2
While the paBt heavy rains in Port
land have not been experienced up the
valley, yet It is expected and hoped
that the next few days will bring the
river up to a sufficient depth to allow
navigation as far as Corvallis. The
upper Willamette boats are now operat
ing as tar as aaiem, awaiting a depth
of at least four feet beyond.
RAILROADS RAISE OFFER
When Switchmen Reject One Arbi
tration Plan, Propose Another.
CHICAGO. Nov. 7. The Switchmen's
TJnlon today declined the proposition
made by the managers of the railroads
entering Chicago to arbitrate the de
mands of the men for an increase in
wages of 10 cents an hour. The rail
road managers then offered the men an
Increase nf a cbiiIq q
posed arbitration of the question
wiiBiner or not tne men should receive
tne 10 cents increase.
The men took t h nrAnAeiHn . -
.w i L-l. . Li Hi Lii C
employers under consideration ni ) i
expected a reply will be returned tomor-
'" no general impression tonight
among the employers and the switchmen
was that a compromise would be reached
and that a strike nf tha in nnn u
employed on the roads interested in the
controversy would be averted.
Raise Wages Because- Republicans
Have Carried Pennsylvania!
FRANKLIN. Pa.. Knv 7 T, j
ard Oil Comnaov tndav annmr . i
untary increase of wages to employes in
the Galena Signal Oil. and Eclipse refin
eries, located here. The percentage of in
crease WflJl not K t Pi A'hniit CATV - ; 1 1
be benefited. General Charles Miller, who
maae tne announcement on behalf of the
Galena Signal Oil Company, said that the
election of the Republican ticket in Penn
sylvania had left the management with
the belief that still greater prosperity
was coming, and it desired the employes
to share in it.
Taft Visits Fort Robinson.
DEADWOOD.- S. D . Nov. 7 Secretary
Taft spent today at Fort Robinson. Neb..
Inspecting that post. An effort has been
made to have him and his party come to
Fort Meade on a similar errand. The
Secretary is making the tour of posts
with the Intention of recommending to
the President certain ones which shall be
changed from regimental to brigade posts.
In his party are General Humphrey. Quartermaster-General:
General Wint, General
Barry and ReDresentative Kinkaid, of
BY BO MAJORITY
Returns on Congress
up to One o'Clock.
LOSE LESS THAN EXPECTED
Two Labor Democrats Elected
SEVERAL LEADERS BEATEN
McCIeary Admits Defeat and Con
gratulates Opponent Demo
crats Gain In Missouri, Illi
nois and Pennsylvania.
CHICAGO, Nov. 8. Returns received up
to 1 o'clock this morning show that the
Republicans have elected 223 Congressmen
and the Democrats 163, as follows:
Illinois . 19
Kansas ..... 8
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey a
New York 25
North Dakota 2
Rhode Island 1
South Dakota 2
Tennessee . ..... ........ r-. 2
West Virginia ' S
CONGRATULATES HIS OPPONENT
McCIeary Says He Fought Hamm
MANKATO, Minn., Nov. 7. Congress
man McCIeary tonight conceded his
defeat by W: S. Hamm, of St. James,
the Democratic candidate for Congress
in the second district, and sent him
the following telegram:
"The returns Indicate your election
to Congress. As a personal friend, ac
cept Kmy congratulations."
Mr. McCIeary also gave out the fol
lowing statement: "I made a fight for
a principle that I believe to be right,
a principle that in my Judgment Is of
the utmost importance - to the well
being of the pple of the United States
and of especial importance to the peo
ple of this district."
OHIO REPCBXICAN BY 75,000
Sherwood May Win for Congress
With Four Other Democrats.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 7. Chairman
Dick tonight reiterated his claim of a
plurality of 75,000 for Carml Thompson
Republican candidate for Secretary of
State, although the committee has re
ceived complete returnB fronV only 59 out
of the 88 counties in the state.
Chairman Garber, of the Democratic
State Committee, does not dispute Dick's
figures, but is claiming the election of five
out of the 21 Congressmen in the state
J GOVERNORS ELECTED.
California J. N. Glllett
i Colorado H. A. Buchtell
J Connecticut .R. S. Woodruff
1 Idaho F. R. Gooding
Iowa . A. B. Cummins
t Kansas E. W. Hoch
I Massachusetts Curtis Guild
Michigan F. M. Warner
Nebraska G. L. Sheldon
SNew York ...C. E. Hughes
New Hampshire C. M. Floyd
Pennsylvania - E. S. Stuart
t South Dakota .....C. M. Crawford
I Wisconsin James Davidson
I Wyoming B. B. Brooks
i Alabama B. B. Comer
Minnesota John A. Johnson
Nevada John Sparks
North Dakota John Burke
i Rhode Island J. H. Higgina
South Carolina M. F. Ansel
Tennessee M. R. Patterson
Texas T. M. Campbell
the late returns indicating a plurality of
4S for Sherwood, the Independent Demo
cratic candidate in the Ninth District.
Pick refuses to Lede Sherwood's elec
. TO.ui.dO, O., Nov. 7. Complete revised
Teturns show Sherwood. Independent Dem
ocratic candidate for Congress in the
Ninth Ohio District, to have 71 plurality
over E- McClelland, Republican.
BECKHAM AND HAGER WINNERS
Kentucky Mora Interested In Demo
cratic Primaries Tkan-Election.
LOUISVILLE, Nov. 7. With but a few
mountain counties to hear from, and
these probably decreasing his lead. Gov
ernor Beckham has almost certainly won
his fight against Senator McCreary for
the nomination for the United States
Senatorship in yesterday's Democratic
primaries. The Governor's majority will
bee about' 4000. Samuel W. Hager was
nominated for Governor in the same pri
mary by a majority of between 12,000 and
Although McCreary carried Louisville
by 7287, Beckham ran so well in the
country that he overcame this lead and
tonight has in the' neighborhood of 4000
The Republicans gained two Congress
men, giving them a total of four in the
) j I
I mi m rn niimmiiin
BRUCE HARD RACE
Hughes May Be Only
HEARST IS FAR BEHIND TICKET
League Cries Fraud, Saying
Votes Were Not Counted.
HUGHES ISSUES ADDRESS
Promises to Square Administration
With People's Interests and Re
move Abuses How McCar
ren Got Even With Hearst.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. At midnight to
night there was still doubt as to who is
elected Lieutenant-Governor of New
Tork. Sixteen counties had not reported
the official count at that hour, but on the
face of the figures in hand at that hour
the result seemed to favor Lewis Stuyve-
sant Chanler, on the Democratic-Inde
pendence League ticket. Whatever the
result may be, the figures will be close,
and until complete official returns shall
have been made by all the counties now
missing. It will be impossible to do more
than to guess at the winner.
It appears that outside of the candi
dates for Governor, and possibly for Lieutenant-Governor,
the Democratic ticket is
elected. In Greater New York Chanler's
majority over Bruce is 134,941. and this
big lead must be overcome in the up-state
counties. Among the missing counties is
Westchester, which gave Hughes 8000 plu
rality. Bruce May Pull Through.
Republican state headquarters, while ex
pressing the belief late tonight that Bruce
would pull out ahead of Chanler, would
give no figures. Chairman Woodruff said:
"On looking over returns from some 40
odd counties, we found that Mr. Bruce
had run ahead of Hughes by 50"? votes,
and I believe he is elected. At the pres
ent tide I do not care to give any opinion
regarding the rest of the ticket."
The Independence League headquarters
claim that the whole ticket with the ex
ception of the nominee for Governor has
been elected. At Democratic state head
quarters no predictions or estimates were
Incomplete returns from two-. thirds of
the counties give Charles E. Hughes. Re
publican, .for Governor, a majority of 52.
000 approximately, but the remainder of
the candidates are in doubt.
Governor-elect Hughes tonight gave out
the following statement:
It is the victory for sobriety and for de
cency in the administration of government.
But the people ,wl!l not tolerate Indifference
to publlo wrongs. They desire neither exag
geration nor Inflammatory appeal on the one
hand, nor moral or political obtuseness on the
other hand. The election is a rebuke to dem
agogical methods and it Is alto impreeive in
Us demands for responsible leadership. I shall
address myself to the task of squaring the ad
ministration of government with the interest
of the people, confident that I may rely upon
the support of all good citizens, not only those
who voted for me. but aiso those who. in the
Intensity of their desire to end abuses, voted
for my opponent. To the work of Insuring,
to the extent of my power, the just admin
istration of the government of this state. I
hall devote myself unreservedly.
Mr. Hughes said he was very weary
from the labors of the campai;?n and
intended going up to the mountains for
a little outdoor life and undisturbed rest
HearEt League Cries Fraud.
At the headquarters of the Independ
ence League tonight the following state
ment was issued:
Reports from up-state indicate not only that
Mr. Hearst cut down the Republican vote imv
terlally. but that the Independence League
vote for Mr. Hearst was not counted lu
many counties. These votes will have to
be added to the announced Jesuit of Mr.
Hearst's vote in order to give the correct
Hearst figures in the state.
Last night Captain William Ascor Chanler
stated that his brother Robert, who was run
ning for Sheriff In Dutchess County, id
threatened to bring mandamus proceeding
against several election boards before they
consented to count the Independence League
vote for Hearst. Today other reports were
received indicating that Independence League
votes for Mr. Hearst were not counted in
Erie and Allegheny Counties. Reports cams
10 also showing that in districts in Clinton,
Cattaraugus. Herkimer, Wayne, Albany. Onon
daga and Washington Couties there was a
failure on the part of the election boards to
count the vote for Mr. Hearst which wae cast
under the scales.
Hi9 Votes Xot Counted.
The facta developed today explain th great
falling off of the total vote cast yesterday as
compared with the total vote cast two years
ago. There Is no doubt that the votes rep
resented by this falling off were the votes
cast for Mr. Hearst and his associates un
der the emblem of the scales. In 190 the
total vote cast for Governor was 1.625.P07.
This year, with 63 election districts mtsslng.
only 1.373.4SO votes are accounted for, al
though the registration this year was un
usually heavy and the weather conditions and
the interest taken in the campaign all tended
to oring out a full vote.
These matters are being fully investigated.
Carries Only Three Counties.
Next to Lieutenant-Governor, the fig
ures at hand show that John S. Whalen,
the Democratic candidate for Secretary
of State, may come through a winner by
the closest margin.
As more important returns began to
come in by counties today, it was seen
that in some instances there was a small
but consistent lead by the lesser Repub
lican candidates over the head of their
William R. Hearst apparently carried
only two counties in the state outside of
Greater New York. These were Chemung
and Schoharie. It was in his home city,
however, that he encountered the bitter
est and most determined opposition.
Kings County, of which Patrick McCar
ren is the Democratic leader, last year
gave Hearst, . lor Mayor, a large plural
ity, but yesterday McCarren exerted all
his forces to return a Hughes' plurality
in his . county. His instructions to his
captains were to cut Hearst and to vote
the remainder of the Democratic ticket.
While Hearst succeeded in carrying the
county by a plurality of 4500, the returns
for the remainder of the state ticket show
that his trouble with McCarren cost him
dearly. The plurality of the county for
the Democratic candidates who were not
affected by McCarren's order exceeded
that of the head of the ticket by more
than 30,000. Had Hearst received those
votes it would have cut Hughes' lead in
the state practically In half.
McCIellan Bubbles With Joy.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. A few mint!
("Concluded on Page 2.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
Complete returns show Republican ma
jority of 60 in Congress. Page 1.
Names of Congressmen elected. Page 6.
Hughes may be only Republican elcte on
ew York btate ticket. Page l.
Republicans win by increased majority In
Bryan's state. Page 2.
Gov. Hoch may win In Kansas, but Demo
crats still claim victory. Pago z.
Governor Gooding re-electd by Over 7,000
majority in laano. page a.
Washington Republican majority may
reaco oi,uuo. rage a
Glllett leads Bell for governor In Califor
nia by over SOOO. Page 3.
Secretary Hitchcock's resignation accepted;
jarneja to succeea mm. rage j..
President appoints Moody Supreme Judge.
Chief of Weather Bureau rebuked for
treatment of nonunion printer. Page 4.
President confers with labor leaders on
anu-lnjunction bill. Page 4.
Count Bonl's defense In divorce caee.
Ruffian Senate disfranchises host of poor
voters, page 4.
Chinese Emperor orders reforms and pre
paration for constitution. Page 4.
Harahan elected president of Illinois Cen
tral and Harriman controls Interocean
railroad. Page 2.
Congressman-elect In Louisiana scoots
friend dead and surrenders- Page 4.
Montana Insurance man takes carbolic acid
at Hood River. Or. Page 14.
San Francisco thugs confess Japanese bank
robbery. Page 14.
Trouble between Open River Association
and Oregon Portage Railway Commis
sion reaches crisis. Page 14.
Oregon man fatally wounded by drunken
logger at Fe-ell. wash. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Poultry Jobbers will handle Thanksgiving
turkeys on consignment, page 15.
Selling breaks Chicago wheat market.
"Wall street fears advance in Bank of Eng-
iana aiscounL rate, page ic.
Portland and Vicinity.
Floods wash out two railway bridges and
endanger others, paraiyzing railway traf
fic on the East Side. Page I.
Henry Hose, slayer of Madge Wilson, con
victed of murder in tne first cegren.
Stranger works unusual swindle on Martin
Freiberg. Page 6.
Mrs. Madge Snyder leaves for her home In
Kansas City, page 14.
Mayor recommends that Council repeal
paving ordinances and enact in their
stead measures that will permit city to
do own work. Page 10.
Mayor asks Council to pass ordinance pre
venting dumping or siaDwooa- Page 10.
Colson gas ordinance again introduced in
Council, rage iu.
Mayor and Council clash over payment
of bills of accountants for experting: city
books. Page 10.
Official statement of W. C. T. U. officers
pleases Mrs. Dun 1 way. Page 11.
Consumers' League favors law limiting
laoor or women in stores to ten hours a
day. Page 13-
GIVE UP HiS TASK
Broken Health Makes
GARFIELD IS TO SUCCEED HIM
Land Commissioner Richards.
Also to Resign.
NOTABLE CAREER CLOSED
Man Who Cleaned Oat ImoA Thlevea,
Drove Oat Hermann, Scented
Oat Tricks of lawyers, Will
Retire on March 4.
OREX30N1AN NEWS BUREAUS Wash
ington. Nov. 7. President Roosovelt to
day accepted the resignation, of Secretary
E. A. Hitchcock, of the Interior Depart
ment, to take effect March 4, 1307. He
simultaneously announced bis purpose to
promote James R. Garfield, of Ohio, now
Commissioner of Corporations, to the
office of Secretary of the Interior. Herbert
Knox Smith, now Assistant Commis
sioner of Corporations, will be appointed
to Mr. Garfield's place. These changes
and the retirement of Commissioner
Richards, of the General Land Office, on
March 4. were announced In a statement
from the White House today.
Bad Health Made It Imperative.
Mr. Hitchcock voluntarily retires, be
cause of failing health. The President
promptly accepted his resignation, for
he himself on several occasions within
the past year, observing Mr. Hitchcock's
alarming physical condition, had suggest
ed to him the advisability of relinquish
ing his burdensome Cabinet duties. Each
suggestion of this sort, however, was put
aside by Mr. Hitchcock, who was de
termined to see to the finish the more
important prosecutions of land thieves
who bad been run down ur.dr his di
rection. Mr. Hitchcock's family has been
more concerned about his he? kr than the
President and it is well known for the
past year that his wife and daughters
have persistently urged him to give up
the cares and worries of office and take
a rest. But even the entreaties of his
wife were disregarded until now the Sec
retary, a much more aged man than when
he entered the Cabinet, is literally com
pelled to yield, while his every desire Is
to remain to the end of Mr. Roosevelt's
Ran Down Land Thieves
Mr. Hitchcock entered the Cabinet on
December 21, 1898, coming direct from the
court of St. Petersburg. When he retires,
he will have served continuously for more
than eight years, breaking all records lu
his department. During his incumbency
in office Mr. Hitchcock hats had more
trials than any of his fellow-Cabinet offi
cers, and it is fair to say that ha has
surmounted as great obstacles as any of
them. Early in his term he mistrusted
many of his official advisers, particularly
Land Commissioner Hermann. The count
less prosecutions and convictions of land
thieves that have been brought about in
the past year all bear evidence that the
Secretary's suspicions were well ground
ed. His combats with politicians: his con
troversies with subordinate Government
officials and his contests with some of
the shrewdest attorneys in the land have
all tended to impair his health until to
day he Is on the verge of physical col
lapse. He has earned a rest; he can
afford to retire, having established an
unprecedented record. The courts have
vindicated h'-m, if he needed vindication.
Furthermore, that ha was tendered the
office of Ambassador to France Is an in
dication that the President appreciates
his merits. But Mr. Hitchcock's health -i
is such that he could not even return to
the diplomatic service.
Made Enemies in Congress.
The news of Mr. Hitchcock's resigna
tion will be Joyously received by Western
Senators and Representatives. In Con
gress Mr. Hitchcock had practically no
friends. So strained became their rela
tions with the Secretary that many Sena
tors and Congressmen refused to call on
him in person at the Interior Department
or meet him socially. Time and again
Western Senators and Congressmen have
complained to the President of the man
ner in which they were treated by Mr.
Hitchcock and it is known that some of
these complaints have left their impres
sion. The President for (he past year or
more has been fully aware of the high
tension between his Secretary of the
Interior and many of his own friends
In Congress, but he was not in a posi
tion to remedy the situation. Whllfl
Mr. Hitchcock was exposing land
frauds and convicting land thieves th
President could not consistently ask
for his resignation, for he himself en
thusiastically upheld the Secretary in
this very work. Nevertheless, the Pres
ident was embarrassed, for he disliked
and disapproved of Mr. Hitchcock's
manner towards many prominent pub
lic men. He probably had this in mind
when he suggested to the Secretary
that his health demanded that he seek
rest. However, the President did not
push the matter, and complaints from
Senators continued to pour into his
ears. Therefore, when. Mr. Hitchcock
finally tendered his resignation, it was
(Concluded on Paga 3.)