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THE DALLES, OREGON. Tl'ESDAY. DECEMBER 24 1901.
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MACLAY WONT QUIT CRANE DECLINES
Be Demands a Trial by Usual Naval
Proceedings His Utter Sent to
Bj YottK, Dec. 23 Edgar 8Unton
lliclar, wboee connection with the
gehlfv caw led President Roosevelt to
moest hie resignation M special labor -
I ir in the navy, made formal demand to-
dT for trial by oioa) naval proceedings.
He averred tbat bie ease came nnder
lbs civil service law, and tbat be could
not be dismissed without formal charges,
trial and conviction. The request for
bis resignation was sent to him by Rear
Admiral Barker, commander of tbe
aavy-yard at Brooklyn, and be replied
at once oy letter formal ly setting forth
1 . . . .
bis position. uiECOtsing tue case,
Maciay said :
"Tiie president cannot have me dis
missed under the law as I see it. I do
not tee how he can force rue out.. I am
protected by the civil service law en-
ted by congress, whose enactments the
president is bound to execute. I do not
mow positively, bat I believe my posi
tion under tbe civil service forrjidies
me complete protection so loug as I
violate no rales of tbe service, and tbat
I have not done, and I have so stated in
my letter to the commandant in answer
to the request 'or my resignation. No
I did not say that tbe president is as bad
tt the czr of Russia. I have done
aotbins more than write to tne com-
odant and ask tbat charges be pre
ferred against me, and will do nothing
more just now. I have not been sus
pended, and am working here today as I
uave been doing for 15 months. I have
tried to do my dntv bare, and have
oken no rales and shall simply stand
by my rights, more for tbe principle of
tbe matter than anything else, for my
position here pays me very little, and is
chiefly valuable because of ihe ex
perience and information it affords me
u material for my books."
Rear-Admiral Barker forwarded Ma-
clay letter to Washington.
For Business Reasons Massachusetts"
Governor Cannot Accept Treasury '
Washington, Dec. 23 Governor
Crane, of Massachusetts, has declined
tbe treasury portfolio tendered bim by i
resident Roosevelt last Friday, It was
officially announced at the White House
todav tbat he had declined for business j
and domestic reasons.
Xne announcement of Governor
Crane's declination followed a conference
between tbe president and Senator
Lodge, after the latter had talked with
Governor Crane over the long-distance
telephone. The only name sugested at
the White House today after it was
known that Governor Crane would not
accept, was that of Colonel Myron T.
derrick, of Cleveland. Colonel Herritk
is at the head of one of the largest sav
ing institutions in the country, and has
bad a wide experience in financial af
fairs. He was a warm personal friend
of the iate President McKinley, and it is
understood was promised a foreign mis
New York, Dec. 23. According: to
the Tri bane's London correspondent, a
dispatch baa been received by tbe war
office from Lord Kitchener forwarding
farther instances of alleged murders of
natives by the Boers. Most of the cases
net solely upon native testimony,'
among them being a horrible story cf
horning alive a Kaffir named Frame.
He was the driver of a wagon forming a
part of a British convoy captured be
tween Pretoria and Ruslenburg a year
go. Two Boars, it is alleged, wrapped
bim in buck aail and piled bags of oats
opon them. They then poured para
fine upon the hemp mad est fire to it
The total number of Kaffirs reported
Irom Kimberley as having been murder
ed ie 37, but detailed accounts have not
yet been received.
Kaffir evidence has on many occasions
since tbe outbreak of tbe war been
found untrustworthy, but there seems
little reason to doubt tbat tbe Boers
dopt the practice of shooting any
natives that they may think conveyed
or would be likely to convey informa
tion of tbeir movements to tbe British
' IMatt f laUwiri
St. Pari., Doc. 23. Attorney -General
uouglae today announced the appoint
ment of If. D. Mobs, of St. Paul, and
wo- P. Wilson, of Minimal olis, as bis
"ociatee in the legal fight tbe state will
make against the consolidation of the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and
Governor Vaa Sent has received re-
Pes from aha Governors of Montana
d North Dakota la his sngaastfon tbat
a conference of tbe ovarnors of tbe
tates interaatad in fighting the North
stern railway merger, to ha held at
Helena, Moat., Deeambar 0tb. Gov
wnite, of North Dakota, promisee to at-
"M with Aitoraoy-Geeeral Pile, of
Vaa iaax seat la-
laf North Da-
BosTO. Dec. 23. Governor Crane
gave out tbe following statement here
ibis afternoon :
"I have felt obliged to decliue the ap
pointment of secretary cf the tree ory,
tendered me by the president, on ac
count of illness in my family and
inability to arrange my business affairs
at such short notice."
Tbst was all the governor would say
It is understood that bis reference to
illness in hie family is based on the fact
that his mothor is an invalid, and on
tbat account be does not care to leave
Nxw Yobk, Dec. 23. Tbe Evening
Poet says word was j received in banking
circles here that ex Governor Leslie M.
Shaw, of Iowa, bad been selected to
succeed Mr. Gage as secretary of tbe
Aft. . ,
Washington, Dec. 23. President
Roosevelt is considering Governor Shaw,
of Iowa, in connection with the treasury
portfolio to succeed Secretary Gage. Tbe
report was even current bare this after
noon that tbe president had actually
tendered tbe position to Governor Shaw,
but at tbe White Hoose no confirmation
of tbe latter report could be obtained.
Hoar Plaa to Invade Natal.
New Yobk, Dec. 23 The Daily News
special eoi respondent in South Africa
states tbat the peace movement among
the Boers has broken down and tbat tbe
objct of recent meetings was to make
fresh plans for continuing tbe campaign,
according to the Tribune's London cor
respondent. A descent on Natal through
tbe Drakeneburg la contemplated.
Dewet is to he the chief actor in this
move and General Botha will co-operate
with bim from tbe north.
Tbe correspondent adds tbe surprising
information that 8waxi duplicity re
salted in arms, ammunition and cor
respondence from Europe getting across
the border, and tbat tbe Boers are well
mounted and provisioned.
Maw Zealand' Patriotism.
New Yobk. Dec. 20. A dispatch to
tbe London Times and New York Times
from Wellington, N. Z., says over 1000
of the Eighth New Zealand contingent,
for service in Sooth Africa, presented
themselves in several districts by which
tbe returns have not yet been forwarded.
One baadrad aad thirty-three officers
volunteered for the 84 places. Sixty
three of them have previously served in
tbe Boer war.
A r r ajHIIeealre
Lately starved in London because be
could not digest his food. Early aea of
Dr. King's New Life Pills would base
saved bim. Tbey strengthen the stomach,
aid diaeetion. promote asslmilatiea, im
prove appeUter Sold by G. C. Blakeiey,
Mokl Tea positively
delightful herb driak
A Superb Xmas Gift
one of our fine tailor-made Overcoats,
Many are taking advantage of the
special price concessions we are making
in overcoats and suits.
Every men's, youths' and boys' suit
and overcoat reduced. Suits and over
coats that were from 110 tu $30 inclusive
$8.45 to $21.65
Dressed and Undressed Dolls.
N' trouble to find what
ron want in thin stock of
(tbfla, Walle some of the
styles are closed out
then' are many equally
a attractive yet U
choose front .
b r i n ir the
nd show then
Santa 00 HISS
of 1 1 is pretty
Othes up to 8.00.
dolls which he distrib
utes among the. good
little girts f tlii town
Ofl Xinu eve.
While Itcre take (mr
tit ular notice of our 7"v
dressed dolls, marked to
SUGGESTIONS for XMAS Gil TS.
China silk pink or
white jap. silk embroidered
blue oriental designs outlined
Leather Goods Music rolls, picture
chatelaines, collar and cuff Ihixcs, belts.
ill silk and gold
frames, pocket hooks,
Waist Patterns Special table of waist patterns In 2.
and 3-yard lengths: French flannels, servers, challit s, etc., all at
Spachtel anil Battenberg Pieces.
A complete line of highgrude wear for baby kitnotUtS, crochet
sacues, silk embroidered white flannel skirts, baby shaw ls, silk embroi
dered fine Nainsook long and short dresses, beautifully finished, silk cups
and bonnets, bootees, bibs", Ae.
See our Special 25c and 50c
tables of Fancy
Comb and Brush
Sterling silver sets COmb, brush
and mirror wedgewooil hacks
an elegant gift stccial S3
Our selection i
Hair Brushes at
$1 offers choice i
f "Keep Clean"
VV, 71c, Uc ami
f a useful sift at
a reasonable price. Bos tht
Special display of
Fine Art Ware.
50c to $1.50.
Linen sets--table cloth and one
down napkins Irbdi damask
tri.UA to 113.76 set.
Fine towels, fringed ami lien
stitched, 35s to $1.75.
Shoe Department j&
PIXOREE 8 HOES' Vogue"
" " ''Governor"
PATENT LEATHER PUMPS
VI CI KID PI MPS
HOUSE slippers (too many to describe)..
.11.25 to :t 00
WARM FELT SLIPPERS $1 00
KID SUPPERS like Papa's" 1 85
IfOOlI St IIUOl. BHUJSB
Fine Kid Shoes $1 75
Good School Shoes 1 60
Fur-trimnitsd Slippers 1 26
Felt Sliper 1 00
Extra Fine Soft Soles .. .50c
Wool Soles lie
Crocheted Bootees 25c
We ring tlie bells and raiso the strain;
Wi' hang up the garlands everywhere.
And hid the tapers twinkle fair,
And feast and frolic then we go
Back to the same old lives again.
But before you do 90 back
to the "Same Old Story'
make your friends glad.
This list is a money-saving
A. M. WILLIAMS CO.
Came Called Promptly at S p.
ADMISSION, Gentlemen, 60 Cent.
Ladies and Children, 26 Cents.
fare French Periodical Drops
feaseta trtarrf j
For aala br Oea. 0. Blakeiaf. The Dalles, Or.
Sexton & Walther
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Priest always right.
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