For almost six months it had been expected; quidnuncs had talked of it confidently for many weeks; conservative correspondents had spoken of it with confidence for several days. So when it happened there was no surprise. John Wingate Weeks resigned as Secretary of War. Dwight Filley Davis, Assistant Secretary, was appointed to succeed him—becoming the second Davis in the present Cabinet,* and the second Davis to be U. S. Secretary of War.†

John Wingate Weeks, 65, formerly of Hornblower & Weeks, bankers and brokers, graduate of Annapolis and two years a midshipman in...

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