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   Billings Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1924, Billings, Montana                                THE BILLINGS GAZETTE WEEKLY EDITION 32. BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS DENBY RESIGNS, DAUGHERTY MAY Scraps From the Editorial Wastebasket Sifted From the Grist By WILL AIKEN WHEELER IS ON INSIDE OF NEW PROBE IN OIL t Dear of a presuln' Invitation which it J.s received from i. the directors bored and Higncd in their own hands, your co-respondent lias the. great privilege of atiendln' the buy- monthly luncheon gave by llio members of- tbat alively wire outfit, Iho Level Ijiroianls league, same bein' held at noon of a Friday last In Ihe blskeiry of calil club, to tho delights of the 100 p. c. membership in addition, trj The Paper's representative, who has never hatl honors tliurst, on (nrn before, (and who, you might say, more out' of said ocean I on lhan most any of the in embers) and him oeln' ever on tho elerl to give yon-all j ihe snappiest news, special if it has i bcarln'R on developments in this lit-j-c j part of Ihe country. 1 BORAH VOICES PARTY DEMAND ATTY. GENERAL ALSO STEP OUT BALKS AT SKIDS OUT OF CABINET With the vresider, that there inevita- ble wit and jaccoonter Irfwlew Byrd, whose, fame as a post-perennial speaker extends from crust Jlo crust as you might eay, at the head of the knifes and forks brigade the generous collec- tion of sumptus vines receives filtin' attentions, after which has been dis- posed of Mister Byrd Interduceg lo ihe festival tables the most principal ypeafar of the day, same beln' Come) "Hemman Hawes, who has Just came to our glorious slate from a tower of the effetld East as you might say, and who bears on Ills liniments undoubUul indications that be Is corked .ana primed for the oration of his inspurra- tional life. -Byrd he confines his remarks to a few choice bits, re- Qulrln' maybe 3 quarters of a hour be- for the 'a.udlents gets any dcliverants, and then'Corn el Hawos rises from whore he's been a-sett in' at and lunches Into tho discussion of his topic, which It "Does Loco Level Want a Gingtr "They's a whole lot morc'n three letters differents between gin and gln- Hays the Cornel, "and the town that fflves its Industrious attention to the ftrraer soon loses all of its latter. But the city that gets fully equipped with ringer and pep and push makes the real splash in the municipal puddle. I to your fair city with a proposition to build a ginger mill in the case the progressing citizens wants Question of Resigna- tion of Government Prosecutor Will Be Laid Before Cabinet! Meeting Today ;Pres-i sure Put on Coolidge to Turn Out Suspects. Washington, Fob. mnnilg for the reslgnation of Attorney Ceneral Daugherty are retvlvinp ons consideration among of fit1 in is hi Kb in the administration. The attorney general hlmsr-lf is nni now inclined- to leave the un- ess he Is requested to do so directly by I President Coolldgc. j The attitude of the president has not yet Ven made entirely clear. Il wa.-j indicated, Monday night, that some development plight follow Tues- day's cabinet meeting, Borah Wants Him Out. During the last 24 hours, increasing pressure has brought tn hear to convlnc.s Mr. tliat lie should entirely clenr his administration of those who have come under attack in the oil inquiry. It has been pointed out to him that with Secretary Den by out, many of the critics ot the dis- credited Fall leasing policies may cen- ter their attacks on .Mr. Daughtrty, and that a resolution already Bending in the .senate will give opportunity for a comprehensive assault on the whole record of the present detriment of Jus- tice, One of those who have become moat prominent in pressing for the attorney general's resignation is Senator Borah. The eenf 'or who 1 work lor lias liecn conductln' eiperlmenta for some several years, and they now finds that Ringer growin' can be engaged In hereabout with every 'promiB'-- of suc- cess as if U WHS in .the West Indlas. My principals to sign up a large acreage around your lovely place, 'and at tlie same time begin the con- Etructln' of a mill. .This mill will employ some several hands in tlie run of a year and It will turn aloose suras of like which ain't been re- leased on I.oco Level Einco the coyotes sing their vespers in the environs." Warmln' up to his siiliject. the Cornel points out all of the advantages which they arc to accrew from said mill, ctedarin' hfs solemn helief tliat If .-aid mill Is, located It will mean a hranch railroad right through the heart of this here rich and furtive country, said benefits front whlcli they can't hardly lie estimated. The railroad will brinjt in a tots of 'nionef by the way' of pnroles. and so the benefits keeps on spreadin1 and acciimnlatin'. like Die waves in a pond when a rock is threw in. When he eels the audiciitR hopped up to this point he wanls to know how bad I.oco wants this here Industry. He gives some of his listen- ers right much of a shock, them havin' dreamed that all of this development comes free and gratis because its nat- ural the most atlractivest sight for thf mill. When they gels his proposition in cold figures' some wonders is they that much money in the northwest. mil Ihe Cornel kindly explains in his most nicest voice that only 50 jienccnt nf said guaranty is expected lo lie paid immediate. of Idaho, representing a wing of the Republican senate strength that has not heretofore joined with the I-a Follette group In most of its assaults on the administration. Sunday night at the White iouse, Senator Borah confronted both the president and Mr. Daugherty with a demand thru the ladcr step out of the cabinet because the Icet confidence In him. Wheeler Hints at Scandal. On the Democratic side, tlie attack has been led by Senator Wheeler..Dem- ocrat. Montana, wlm has told his col- leagues that he is prepared to presen informallon of an entirely new tional if the proposed inqiur> into Ihe administration of Atlorne: Ciencral Daugherty Is followed through His declarations have been carried In. directly io the presidern. Sir. Daugherty lias repeatedly re fused to talk about criticism leveled a (Continued on Page 2; 3.) Harry M. Oausherty. Blaze Started Under Hall Stairway, Per- haps by Maniac. York, Feb. persons, one man, four women, and eight children, one of them a baby, were known to have lost their livos In a fire which swept through a five-story tenement housing eight families In New York's lower east side Ghetto early Tuesday morn- ing, t The police were informed the fire was started in a baby carriage in the hallway of the ground floor- by an Insane man. Two men were su-restcd ami taken If) 5. One was arrested he rushcrl from the DEALSINSTOCK DUE TO TEAPOT LEASE LEAD TO SENATE IS HINT New Sensation Is Car- ried, to Coolidge and Start Is Made Toward Running Down Amaz- ing Rumors; Broker Books and H.P.Whit- ney to Lift Lid Again. Washington, Feb. Hints of an entirely new and startling development in the oil scandal stirred the capital, Monday, and were communi- cated to President .Coolidge. A statf; at running down the story which'has amazed sen- ators and officials will be made Tuesday at a conference between the senate oil com- mittee and Harry Payne Whit- ney, New York financier, and officials of J. P. Benkard Co., i. New .York stock brok- erage iirm. j Senator Wheeler, Demo- crat, Montana, who has intro- Uicecl a resolution calling for in investigation of Attorney General Daugherty and the department of justice, will be nvited to attend the confer- ence, which will be behind closed doors. Senator Wheel- er was one of those who re- EDWIN DENBY TOSIIL police u hy detev'livpF ns burning buihting. {Continued on Page 2; Col. 4.) They's a committee appointed of five ttt the aparr and see rtncs it hold any promise to the neiglihor- Ijport. or Is il n Bclieme for the financial relief of Cornel Hawes. No prediction would he made hy the committee cr neither hy any of the officers whether the ginger mill will be n (fo. But the general ronsenseis of opinion ta that the luncheon was wojrth wiiaj. 't and If nothln' more further comes from it some of our-rnost promlfiin' citizens will of enjoyed a all-round foiir-scjncire meal. For Whom. Prof. Guy Wise, who somehow the reputation about his bein' the best authority on English and such like, fends a loiter to your co-respondent reqnestin' fame he printed in The Taper for the information of parltes at Intrust, which fald letter fays the Trof Is asoin' to lecture at the Xroail. at a time not yet decided definite anrl tell ahout how hard it Is for folks lo j Kft acniiainlert with this here word ITc fays he hlaied the for this here word, which up to com- parative recent UuV Isn't no need of In our leTington. and which now causes hearlhurnln' and grief to. many folks, frequent and positive, and the I'rof says he can explain the thing so plain that any fool of a feafarin' man ran write U as he runs. Tho Prof is the arthnr of "Hints to Whomcrs" and "Adventures In ll-lng.'' two books that have hart narrow escapes from being among the six best, and this here lecture Is going to he a preat event, -which hardly nobody can't afford lo go without. M'ADOO PUTS HANDS UP AND WILL STICK Blames Friends for Forcing Him and Says He'll Run, After Hectic Day of Platform Making and Milling Over Availability; Held Clean. Chicago, Feb. a conference of Democrats called to consider his availability as candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination since his name had been drawn into the senate oil investiga- tion, William Gifabs McAdoo, late Monday, faced a throng of wildly cheer- ing partisans and shouted: "You command me to accept the leadership. I accept the command." Capture. Trains and Turn Locomotives Loose "Wild." Mexico City. IS (via radio Fort Vorth Ktar-Tflrprnni tn the A. Swooping down uprm Tellcz station, be- wcen Mexico City and V.ichnoa, rebels capturert a passenser train, two freight raina and a mixed train Saturday. They crned two locomotives IOOPO on .he main line. With Ihe other two en- gines thfl rebels tore np loner Mrelches )f track and then dynamited the on- pines and burned nil the cars in (lie rour trains. The" wore; not larmcd hut were forced To make their on tool to Padnica. The raid i Cannot Compete. Swoct N. Ixiwe of the Buztard Butte section announces that much to hla own regrets and probable them of many others around through the country, he ain't ffoln' to he able to go to Helena for to compete In tht stale checker tournament. friends they're ivillin' 10 back him to win the cham- pionship, hut don't offer to maVi to defray travelln' expense; and also eata. henta his from coin'. The current winter has been a hnsy one for the local salehrity him havin' same." with Rood both from far and near. Dame Rumor hath it that he would 'of made the (Cdntfnued en Col. 4.) plnrt three rail operating in Hidalgo anrt cause.l a loss of morn than 1.000.000 pesos, according to railway headquarters v Increased precautions havo bfrn or- dered hy the department to protect rail traffic heln-crn Moxk-n City and Vern Cruz us a of a threat rwiMved at railway headquarters from rebel lead- ers operating between and Vera lhat beginning February 20 would dynamite all trains, including Ilia enunciation came .it Iho end of n  rnlno5 Iowa, MrAdoo manaRor in tou-a, wa named chairman of (he resolnlionK' committee. Men Wrile Absolution. A resolution adopted ty a caucus of railroad leaders before thn confeionce and declaring mrofut imiulry har failed to "indicate lhas done any'hinir improper or immor- fil." was Inter adopted (ho Tlie rcsohitiou was iiiirodurfd Kheppanl. pres- qiKjsted .that. the brokers be sumnibned. POHERENE CALLED IN. Before the subpoenas were isuod Sun- day Senator Wheeler and Senator Walsh, IlfimocrrU, Montana, chief probrr in the oil inquiry, conferred -vith Wil- ton J. Lambert, counsel for Edwin E. McLean, publisher of" the Washington Post, who has just returned from Palm Reach. in response to A committee summons. It was plated that some of the now information reaching the com- mittee was discussed. After this conference. Chairman ronf. of the oil committee, met Senatorr, Walsh "and Wheeler to iho new turn of events aticl later Atlec a special government counsel in the oil cases, was called in. It was iicreed that the information should be Inid before Ihe president and Cbairmnn enroot and Mr. Pomerene went to the Vhite hou.oe, for "that purpose. Vlrat Attack on Leases. Owen J. Roberts, of Philadelphia, nomination as an associate with fr. Pomftrono in the oil was-con- irmed Monday by the senate. S8 to 6. to confer with the president v- antl thon will begin his -study f the whole situation with Mr. Porn- renc. The first slop in the long court bat- !e for recovery of the oil reserves vhich Albert U. Fall leased to the Po- ny and Sinclair interests will be pe- itions for temporary Injunctions to pro- ibit further Extraction of oil from ihe esorve, located In California and Wyo- ming. Several Ways to New Scandal. The decision lo summon Mr. WHitm-jr md the brokerage firm officials 'for n with the committee in-day recess from public hearings vas reached at the Sunday confercnco and Kenntor Walsh, who left WashiiiK- Simday nipht for a brief rest in ho suxith was said to be in cnliro ac- ord with this plan. Kxlensive csanil- ation of hooks [nay he necessary before IIP new line of imiuiry' can be openc-d 11 public, but of those who have n i -w led RO of t h whole story n s il ias como asrrrt ;hnt here arc more avenues than this ono which to approach Iho matter. Former Officials Involved. hints' that the names of -OTIIC former as well as sonic present nivernmeni officials michl he linked in hf> oil scandal and the tr.iil miprhl 'o the sen a it so if. Moreo v or. i t ya s that the transactions sought to discloFfd were not whnJIy (o oil. Specifically what is so tight from Whitney and in Ihe books of Ihe 1'en.k- firm is informatir.n as to transac- 5 by public officials in stock of Sinclair oil companies prior -n and to the of the Teapot Pome naval reserve to Harry F. Pin- cfnlr. the prerrnl plan, the public henriMRS before oil committee are, to he resnmrd neyi. Monday, bnt Chair- man and others said, there might hr- rlovolopmontfi which wouW call for rnrlifr sessions. MeLe.in Denies fntimation. Confirmalton of Mr. lloherts' nomi- nation by' (he seriate, Tuesday, makfp It, possible for the full machinery for of legal proceedings, civil and criminal, to he organized. Mr. IVmtreno; ami Mr. Roberts will a full staff and will have the co-opcrn- tion of ihe department of justice tlie intcrieir and. navy departmints. Mr. tssiKMl thn folfowiiiR slatemtnl Monday night. "My ptlei.Ucn has been called to a aiement puVilishrd in the eieniiiR Newspaper? tn Iho .fffd thai my at- torney had furnished 'valuable infur- mation' t-> of (.'inn- mi I lee ilin oil Seises. "I no such and. RUMPUS ON BONUS MAKES A BIG NOISE MiUerjahd Mellon Carry Their Controversy to Coolidge; Alien Custodian Hedges as to What He Said in New York Charges Treasury Has Been Deceiving President and Congress. Washington, Feb. W. Mellon, secretary of .the treasury and Thomas W. Miller, alien property custodian, both heading departments of the Republican administration, clashed Monday in a battle over the bonus that was overshadowed cnly by the fast-flying reports of changes n President Coolidge's cabinet. At with Mr. McMon over tlie ruiestion of comiien-ration. Mr. Mil- Lcr started liic argument -Sunday night. ;iud when a truce was railed. tho nir liatl been filled ith rlatcments: Presiilent Coolidge had re- ,-uived Ijolli parlies to Ihe con- troversy outlines of their spntativo Kainey, Democrat, Ii.id brought it up in the house mul S't'iiator Harrison, Democrat, iliwpipsip' pi. had formally (lenian.flcd a congres- sional investigation. Made His Own Evidence. Colonel Miller was as having in1 New York lhal he had been informed by a "high treasury, official" tliat the treasury had juggled figures o liie cnst nf a soldiers" bonus in sucli L way as to try to defeat it. Monday lidded ID that statement a long list if what he termed lo be descrepancips n treasury estimates and took occasion say th.> former servicemen were lie- lining "wrcMight up" over the situa- lion, wbtch should Tie settled. Later, iiowevev, ho he had made "hargi-s that ".Secretary Motion had irurea of within the iace of a few months." Both Appeal to White House. Mr. .Mcllcn's letter to Mr. Miller sup- IcrneiHi'd a statement ho .had made unday night, in which he said ho waA (Contlnued orKPagc 2; Cot. 2.) 1 rtitl flcrta in a lotii-r to Mr Mellon, "wn.s that bec-n informed that an official ot the t su ry li.i d veri t'i ecf m y sta le men i and figures which sent, yoi: c-arlier Iho day." He's Reminded of VanderHp. Those were lbosi> container' in Mr. Millor's n-markn about variations 'u treasury estimates. Hefonr Mr. Millrr's last letter hn' 'von received by liim, Secretary Mellon who appeared to disturbed hy ac- property ypeech New York, had had senl t< him a letter demanding to knmv Un of ihe "high treasury official' I'intril. sinrt lhal ihe eharpo had with in tlie last week an ex iniiiV ;i mnti f pnblir madf in a speech with verification of (heir accuracy." am ;ilt with. Denies Accusing Mellon. m rr-j-ly to tliis. Sir. Mlilor mm! irl !ic "your reference t" tii rtl c m r n t ,s by ninn of puhlic pro mi nenre within hist week, and it ju? lhut a was made t iti same genlleman's r  111 be rovcalc to yon willi his permiysion, or not. obiociR to my st> doing." Ih his early MatcniMit, which he did :.oi rc-iract. went over various ir  whulc cast1. Ir. Mtller tool; a similar view in 5cnd- :K the presideiil a copy of his state- ncnl. fl Greene Rallies Aftei Second Removal Bone Splinters But Hemorrhage Results. _________i Feb. 18, Senator Greene, of Vermont, suffered scrl- ous relapse after an operation, Mon- day night, his condition being regard- ed as very crlilcar. Only a few min- utes earlier physicians declared his chances of recovery favoraoie. He Apparently had come through the operation successfully when he suffered a hemorrhage of the oraEn. The hemorrhage was quickly check- ed, however, and attending surgeons then said that although the condition of the patient was critical, no moro serious developments might follow. Some hope for his recovery was indi- cated. After a consultation shortly before midnight, the physicians announced thst 'the prognosis was grave." The operation was the second to which the senator had submitted, the being performed Saturday, after he hnd been shot in the head by a .stray bullet during a fight between revenue officers and supposed boot- leggers. Fragments of bone were re- moved from the brain in the first operation and fragamants were re- moved, Monday night, physicians say- ing that Infection threatened. NINE ARRESTED AS SUSPECTS IN BIG ROBBERIES I. os b. Nine allepod holievcrl flefLrii r.f <1. "in ilio san paid !ftl nl ilnln. anrl ndnl the fiscal year -s of th'1 gang whirl] poliro hc- coiin -1 lievc pliinnod ?tnd OO.'H'O. I'rcvidoni Loan nssiri-uitii-n robotry fis-'al i rchi-Tiaiy last, as ns iwuini) j l-rtiih ho Id tins in southern California and ill the j <'iifi hi San l-Viincircn. have In en nr- i Monday niRlu. ecutivc "that it ivill always be a gratifying thought-to'me hat neither you nor anyone at any time advised me to re- iign." Although the action of the raval secretary at once started a flood of rumors concerning the probability of other resig- nations, Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, whose name has icen linked with that of Mr. Denby in the oil leasing cases, declared that he had not re- signed. Upon learning of his chief's action, Mr. Roosevelt made an engagement at the White house and conferred with the president." After the' confer- ence he informed newspaper men in a dictated statement that "I have just been to see the president and I am not re- signing." MAY NAME MICHIGAN MAN. AP for llio 
                            

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