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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1920.
PRESIDENT'S DISMISSAL OF LANS INCj CONDEMNED BY THE' PRESS
m at (ha Caoltol ta.ntv that frtinn.
J l!. he PMlb"'Jr of tho demand for the
icklnc ll contact with the Exccu
Jive, no Cabinet officer teem to Hno
1 Jut It tfw mado clear thot for.the time
f Win; at leut no other Cabinet reletta.
"on are lllvtly to follow u a result of
the Lane im IneldrnL
Under Secretary of Btato Polk auto
Jnatlcally becamo Acting Becretary of
oiaio io-uay, nnl can remain to without
special deMirnntlon for a period of thirty
lay. , Notification of hs temporary
charw of the Btato Pepartment waa sent
to all diplomatic officer throughout the
world. Speculation regarding Mr. Lan-
Mr( Polk, Ambaesador Davis and Secre
J tary of War linker. Hut Mr. Polk uMini
by Ion odd to have. th beet chance.
tl Iiellcrpd lolk Would Accent.
t. t. .. , ... , w.
i oner, though hla health none too v!r
j oroua. Having been In ParU Mr. Polk
J , " viiw. fall VVIIVUU MO
i quaunea. so far n la known, However.
I; the President Tin given no Intimation
i wnaievcr of hl Intention In this mat
Washington hummed with rumors lo
ony, one of which waa that Rear Admiral
Orayion at one of the Cabinet meeting
he attended had asked by what right the
meeting was being held. Hear Admiral
Graywn oromptly denied this story. It
arose from the fact that ho was sum
moned by the Cabinet at thi meeting to
Blv Information aa to the President's
The exact relations which Uio Presl-
oenvs entourage naa naa wun nr. u
son has naturally come up In, thi discus
elon here. It la known that lnpatelng
STn the matters which should reach the
President, Mr. Wltaon has played an
Important part. It was even eald that
fin. Wilson had'ezerclted the right of
passing judgment upon what matter
Jvero calculated to dtoturb the President
Curing part of his Illness. fly some this
Sras thought possibly to explain tho last
paragraph In the first letter In which
a reference was made by the President to
recent note of Mr. Lansing to Mrs.
g Wilson. -
5 i Although Mr. Lansing, who ltt the
g Etate Pepartment yesterday for the last
g lime, continued to-day to keep In seclu
3 plcn. Information about tho clrcum
B atmces surrounding the Cabinet meet
g ng was forthcoming from some of his
5j friend. It was declared that Mr. Lnn-
s fins had taken pains to consult every
d member of the Cabinet, with possibly
Jj the one exception of Mr. Daniels, but
gg particular!)- did ho rely upon the advice
K ft Secretory Baker, knowing of the close
6 rotations existing between the latter and
3 the President and tfte respect the Presl-
tk n.ni V. . . u . .1 A r . r I. ' . .. . u .
VHll in IIBU IWI .III. UUACI O JMUK'"C1L.
I lr. Lanslnff took the precaution. It was
Stated, of getting Mr. Baker's approval
1 fit writing of this and other action's of his.
: Postmrjter General Burleson is another
Jrho Is especially mentioned aa having
j teen consulted and as having, given hi
I T . .... . ...tl..J . 1. . 1 1 - Mtt
. Alp " a ICHIJ4IU llll. IIIBI O .1 Ull-
I terence between these Cabinet meetings
j and those ovr which Vice-President
j Marshall presided. Tho latter were held
while Mr. Wilson was abroad, and Mr.
! Marshall presided by special designation
6f the President. It was the eravlty of
J&.the situation during the President's 111
5; iiess In the first week of October thnt
fj paused Mr. Lansing to consult his col
si Jeagues and to call a meeting. The
S 3'resident'B serious stroke was on Sep-
m Jember 7S, and a Cabinet meeting was
! . f . n
umiiv; onnrri iiravDBiioiui?.
T Vl nnlv mnlu- m AiLmamluii fit 1 1. a
u j.aoinci louay nr.o came out puouciy
g o share responsibility with Mr. Lansing
& jvas secretavv t.anc, wno saia .Mr.
4 jLansing nad cal'ed him on the telephone
s Bind obtained h'i rpprovai
"Wc all thought the meetings were a
i5 feood thing." said Mr. Lane. "They were
a bften attended by Mr. Grayson, and
lj fnessages were transmitted to the Presl
3 Henton questions discussed. The critical
S Situation precloltated by the coal strike
y came up for consderatlon as well as
g Jnatfer pertaining to the first Industrial
g jconference ind other Important ' ques
g "I feel, that I attended the meetings
Sj ion a full level of responsibility with
p Secretary Lansing. Inasmuch aa i had
3 agreed to the advisability of their being
tf field. Other me nbers of the Cabinet
fi pparently took the same position."
ij j Mr. Lane said the constitutional
5 flueetlon never was dlscu.scd.
it With It pretty definitely established
;$ that the President had certainly known
g tor a long time that these meetings
g jvere being held, there was a disposition
8 tit the Capitol and elsewhere to search
for hidden causes for tho Presldent'sac
jS tlon. A story that was circulated was
fhat Mr. Lansing was one of those who
Jj felt convinced that the President was
g Incapacitated for the duties of his of
2 flee and that a way should be found
A to remove him. This, It was alleged,
j Jiad been carried to President Wilson.
S Friends of Mr. Lansing insisted that
3 they had never heard such a suggestion
g As a matter of fact these close friends
4 of Mr. Lansing- attribute his forced res
3 jgnatlon to the Bullitt testimony more
5 than to anything else. The President
Jg heard of this testimony while on his
S western trip. Mr. Lansing's friends felt
S then that his resignation was Inevitable.
5 But the President was taken 111 on his
jSfrlp and there followed tho period dur
jMng which the President was kept from
H Acting or thinking upon affairs of the
Government The Bullitt testimony was
fS; believed by thenj to have remained firm
1$ ly fixed In the Presidential mind and
reflection on it as his health Improved
fjwas thought to have been the chief un
derlying cause of the correspondence,
gjj ; But why the President should have
Sj ielsed upon the Cabinet meeting as a
pretext not a single one of the Presl
rfilent'n friends could explain to-day, and
;l't was this which provoked the com
gjAient at the Capltor with respect to the
S3 President's state of health.
Officials In a position to know were
5 emprtitlc In saying to-day that Mr.
g Lansing had not performed during the
president's Illness a single executive act
fjtihat should have rested with the Pres
jsfilent. This applied particularly to the
.gtonduct of foreign affairs. In regard
-i to which he had been scrupulously ex
grfct, particularly In connection with the
gpeace negotiations at Paris.
0 1 3Vo More Itrslsnatlon. -
Jj5. ffi tne ttnlte House to-day It was
giato that there would be no more reslg.
P nations from the Cabinet as a result
jjdf the Lansing Incident. Secretary Tu
multy declined to comment on the sit
Station In these words: "I am not go-
Sjjlpg to discuss the Wilson-Lansing con-
i iroversy ine letters peaK for mem
2 A speech which Mr. Lansing made on
gtlie League of Nations In Boston before
Sthe annual meeting of the American
jgitiar Association was among the causes
wntlonert as having provoked the Pres-
Mn Lansing, In the early day
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at Paris, drew up a plan for n league
of nations which was decidedly auier
cnt from the one adopted, and waa par
ticularly' designed to keep within all the
This plan found absolutely no favor
with tho President AUo Mr. Lansing
had believed that the President would
tarid by the principle of the freedom
of the seas, and Is known to have re
garded this aa one or the most im
portant Issues to bo pressed. He was
among those greatly surprised when,
upon his return from the London con
ferences, he found the President had
dropped this one of the fourteen points.
He was again aggrieved when the
President refused to stand by hi posi
tion that the treaty should not demand
the trial of the Kaiser. Only In the
case of Shantung, howover, did Mr.
Lansing, so far us known, go on record
a virtually protesting at the President's
LONDON PAPERS CALL
IT SENSATIONAL NEWS
"Westminster Gazette" Is
Lokdon-, Feb. 14. This afternoon'
London newspapers print the news of
Secretary Lansing's resignation under a
variety of prominent captions; such as
"United States Political Bombshell."
"Washington Sensation" and "Great
United States Sensation."
The Poll Mall Oozetle says: "Preal
dent Wilson's return to political activ
ity has been announced by a sensational
stroke." Purlng his Illness, the news
paper says, all kinds of reports were
current aa to where the real seat of
authority ?iy In tfte conduct of the
American administration. The Osteite
adds : 'The curtain now has been thrust
aside and we, have the lively epectacle
of the President not only using his pre
rogative but employing It to discharge
his chief legal adviser." The newspaper
considers the President's self assertion
"emerges all the stronger for his en
forced rest, and he Is evidently going
to take up the reins of government
again In n spirit that will not parley
with opposition." '
The Westminster Oaxetts Bars: "The
dismissal of Secretary Lansing by the
lTesldnt is a dramatic Illustration of
the peculiar tower assigned to the head :
of the Government by the American
Constitution. What It Is exactly that
Secretary Lansing has done Is not very
clear, but he would appear to have ap
plied on his own account what has been
described as the American principle of
one-man management, while President
Wlkon Insists on a monopoly of the
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Representative Mason Intro
duces H amorous Resolution.
Special to Tnr br.v isn Nnr Vors llcsitn.
Washington. Feb, 14. Tteoresenta-
tive William K. Mason (III.), Pepup.
llcan. to-day introduced a resolution in
the House demanding a full investiga
tion by the Foreign Affairs Committee
of tho President's charge that Robert
13. Lansing violated the Constitution
when he. as ranking Cabinet member,
called department heads Into Informal
conference during the Illness of Mr.
His resolution, which was character
ized by satire, asserts that "it Is ru
mored that one Albert S. Burleson, still
Postmaster-General, has repeatedly
cracked the Constitution by seeking the
advice of the Department of Justice as
to how he could possibly destroy un
'It has also been reported," the reso-
lutlon says, "that Secretary Josephua
Oanlels and Secretary Newton D. Baker
met clandestinely In the hallway of the
building known aa the 8tate, War and
Navy Building and conversed on the sub
let of the evidence of one Rear Admiral
B'ms, which involved Inter-departmental
Representative Mason's resolution re-
lews briefly reports regarding the cause
ot the difference between the President
md Mr. Lansing and says that it is
charged that they started "over the
tiifllng question" of whether the Gov
"rnment should b- turned over to a
surer-State. He declares that the people
iew with alarm the fact that other
members of thu Cabinet "conspired with
Robert Lansins to break, destroy and
utterly demolish the Constitution."
The resolution provide that the For
eign Relations Committee of the House
shall report what article of the Consti
tution was broken by Mr. Lansing and
whether other members of tho Cabinet
"were equallV guilty."
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- With Lansing.
BAD EFFECT ON TARTY
General Opinion Th President's
Treatment of Secretary
Editorial comment on- "resident WIU
son's action in forcing the resignation of
Btcrttary Lamina followt;
Th Sew Terk Times Until Presi
dent Wilson raised the point there has
never been any question of the legality
or consUtutlonallty of these procedures
(Cabinet meetings). . . , Of all men In tho
United States President Wilson should
have been most wary of raising that
question. It waw known oorly In Octo
ber that he could not attend Cabinet
meetings. If Congress had then accepted
me tneory which Mr. Wilson now pro
pounds, that the Cabinet could do notlv
Ing without his presence, and conse
quently that Government business waa
at a standstill. Congress might havo felt
It to Oe Its duty to ascertain whether,
in respect to the President thecond!
tlon described by Article II.. Section 8,
of tho Constitution as "Inability to dls
charge the powers and duties of said of
fice" actually existed. Had constitutional
Inability been ascertained and declared,
the powers and duties of the President's
offlco would at once havo been devolved
on the Vice-President. That eventuality,
we aro very sure, would have been
much msro distasteful to President Wit
son than Secretary Lansing's temporary
and, as It seems to i and to the people
o( the country, absolutely nedbssary aa
sumption of tho power to bring the
Cabinet members together In Informal
conferences. . . . Mr. Lansing's con
scientious effort to provide for the con
tlnuanco of public business during the
President's Illness was not a sufficient
reason for rebuking him and asking his
The Trlbnne The whole fduntry
muM nave reati me letters with a
heavy heart and a sense or uncertainty
as to tho future. . . . The depart
mental heads have not only tho right
but tho duty to confer with ono an
other, to avoid acting at cross pur
poses. During the long Illness of Presi
dent Garfield Cabinet conferences were
regularly hold. The ship of Stato can
not bo allowed to drift. Someone must
steer and others must Keep the pro
pellers moving. This Is not debatable.
It applies with equal force to the pabt,
the present and the future.
The World The sensational .element
In regard to tho Lansjng resignation
lies In the President's accusations of
usurpation during his Illness, That Is
a grave charge for a President of the
United States to make against his Sec
retary of State, and It cannot be left
to the realm of speculation and conjec
ture. It Is a charge that the President
Is under moral obligation to prove ty
citations of cases. The offense that Is
alleged Is one that Is Impeachable, and
the President has no right to let it rest
on his own general assertion. It Is
Inconceivable that Mr. Wilson Is
angered by the .mere fact that Cabinet
meetings were held or that Mr. Lansing
presided. Theso meetings have been
going on for months; and the fact was
known to the President Ha could have
stopped them by a? w"ord Sec
retary Lansing could not have usurped
the powers of tho President without
having dona something definite, it Is
that 'something definite' which is veiled
and masked In the correspondence, . . .
No President Is obliged to give reasons
for requesting tho resignation of a Cab
inet officer, but if reasons aro given at
all, they should be complete. They
should be reasons that satisfy the mind
and conscience of the country. This Is
plainly a caso for' what Mr. Wilson
himself used to describe as 'pitiless
publicity.' On the basis 0.' Presl-
"That Oanro of Prevention" Midwinter
Yet Th Greenbrltr, "Whits Sulphur prlnn.
Went VlrtlnU. Booklnn Plaia Adv.
Last Friday a false and harmful story was passed
out to local newspapers' supposed to emanate from the office
of Arthur Williams, Food Administrator, and which re
ported an advance m bread prices by the Ward Baking
This story is a great injustice' to the Ward people
and no wider misstatement of fact has ever been published
in a New York newspaper.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO
TRUTH IN THE STORY .
No advance has been made or will be made as long as
it will be possible to avoid it. No announcement has been
made concerning any future advance in price.
Some one, either through ignorance or with malicious
intent, has done our company a great wrong. The story
published in some ot Friday's papers is ridiculous and
unworthy the attention of any intelligent person who can
easily understand that there could be no justification
whatever tor doubling the price of bread to the extent nSmed.
Ward's Bread is now sold at the same pf ice as fixed
by the local Food Administrator many mdnths ago,' and
, ve hope the public will accept this statement of facts made
by a reputable business concern which has sense enough to
know that were they to make such an unjustifiable price
advance it would be 'equal to committing business suicide.
We hope and expectthat in fairness to us, the office of
the New York Food Administrator will take such steps as
will accord our companv through newspaper publicity a full
measure of justice and a correction ot this most unfair
WARD BAKING COMPANY
dent's statement alone, tho drastlo ac
tion ne nas taxen is not jjusiineu uj
the facts that ha presents.
The Krenlag Sun Tho correspondence
between the President and Mr. Lansing
la pregnant with material for thought
and none of It pleasant There I
hardly a line that does not create dis
quiet If not apprehension concerning the
existing processes of government at
Washington. First of nil, w believe,
comes the astonishing 'disclosure of the
President's total lack of knowledge of
the manner In which the executive rune
tlons, centring in him under the Con
iltutton, havo been carried on. The
President never relinquished tho powers
and faculties, of his office becauso of his
malady. He retained full power over
the destinies of the country. Yet. It
would appear, the member of his fam
ily, domestic, official and meoicai, must
have kent him In complete darkness as
to the things that were beng planned or
executed In his name. In view of the
assurances that were constantly given
ns to his condition the new view, which
his own letter affords, must cause In
finite wonderment, not unmixed with
other and sterner emotions.
The KTenlng Stall SYom every point
of low If would have been fax better
for tho country and for President Wil
son had he kept Mr. Lanslngt In ofilce;
or, If a separation hnd to come, that It
Chould have come, ottlclally at least, on
some other grounds. Tho forcing ou,t of
Secretary Lansing Is notice that the
president ha resumed his former ex
:lusivo control of all executive depart
ments of government. He desires no
opinion but his own; no Initiative but
his own. There can be no differences.
That Is characteristic of Mr. Wilson'
administration from 1912 until hla Ill
ness,. and .particularly true of his. course
and attitude throughout tho peace con
ferences "at Paris. Whether the results
are acceptable to the people of America
or not has been Indicated In all the elec
tions since and Including 1918, and will
1)0 told onco more at the national ballot
box next November.
The Globe The President's action In
forcing the resignation of Mr. Lansing
can only be described as an amazing
error. , If hla Judgment In this case be
a rpeclmen of the "fullv restored mental
vigor" of which Dr. Young has lately
assured us, the country Is Indeed In sore
ftrnlts. Of his right to remove from the
Cabinet any of Its member there can,
of course, be no question. But on his
technical legal point the President Is
wrong, for there la no constitutional In
hibition on informal meetings of Cabinet
officers. On the general moral question
he Is equally wrong. With the country's
Chief Executive absolutely Incapacitated
for the functions of his office, as war
ihe caso lor twenty-five consecutive days
after the breakdown of September 26,
the Secretary of State performed no
more than his patriotic duty as a citizen
and nn officer when he endeavored to
keep the executive machinery from halt
ing altogether. For the President to re
move In such an offhand fashion the
senior member of his Cabinet, a man
whose Integrity and energy have .never
been questioned, .causes grave doubt as
to whether Mr. Wilson Is Inderd him
self again. .
The ETfnfng rost The country can
feel nothing but amazement at the man.
ner of Mr. Lansing's virtual ejectment
from office and at the reasons assigned
by the President for so summary a
course. Tne tone 0: jir. nson s nrst
letter tn Mr. Lansing is harsh to tht
point almost of brutality. The stated I
caue for removing the Secretary of
State If. In the light of the information
the President has seen fit to vouchsafe
us, frankly puerile, we could under-
stand a straightforward statement by
the-FrtsHJent that he disapproved of Mr.
Lansing's conduct of the office of Secre
tary of State, or specifically that he dis
approved of Mr. Lanslnrs noto to Mexico
Eight Hours Solid Sleep
Tho sleep-inducing qual
ities of the Ostermoor are
A complete relaxation of
muscles and nerves a few
momenta of drowsiness and
then a solid night' sleep.
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In the Jenkins affair, and so felt com
pelled to let Mr. Lansing go. But wo
cannot understand the charge of usurpa
tion against a man who, Instead of try
ing to snatch power, seem to havo loy
ally tried to do his part In keeping tho
ship running while the captain lay sick.
Mr. Wilson has either said too much or
Wnihlngton (I). C.) Star In calling
the Cabinet Into session, or rather In
summoning hi colleagues for confer
ence on Interdepartmental matter, Mr.
leasing was promoting the' national
n-euaro ni a time or grave anxiety ana
strain and doubt
Washington, D. a. Tom President
Wilson is entitled to ' the whole hearted
assistance of every man appointed to
office. Let his administration be what
It may, It I his. Let men criticise him
all they will, they must admit that tho
role of orltlo and subordinate cannot be
assumed by a single Individual with
propriety. It Is unjust to tho President
of tho United States to remain In an Im
portant post while not sympathizing with
his plans nnd policies. Mr. Lansing ac
knowledges that ho may havo erred In
not resigning sooner, and Jt seems to us
that his duty to the President as well
as his regard for his own convictions 611
a vital subject required him to relinquish
offlco of his own accord many months
Chlrago Trlbnne Mr. Wilson's view,
If we aro to Judge by his letters to Mr.
Lansing, Is that "no one but tho Presi
dent has the right to summon the heads
or me executivo department into confer
ence." Tho necessary Implication from
all this Is that If tho President Is In
capacitated no conference are to be
held, questions arising must go without
consideration or action, tho Government
itself must remain headless and, save
for routine. Inoperative. This 'Is a theory
which calls for the Immediate considers
tlon of Congress. We are In a crisis'
which must be dealt with firmly and
Chicago Evening Fot Mr. Inslng's
sin has been a faljuro. to recognize the
omniscence of Woodrow Wilson. In the
ronduct of Mr. Lansing fair minded
men, wo think, will find nothing to con
demn, unless It be that a strong sense
of loyalty to his chief held him to his
poM'thmugh n singularly trying-year.
Kama City Star (Independent) It I
a curious exhibition of the workings of
the autocratic mind that Is given In the
President's dismissal of Becretary Lan
sing. Apparently the President takes
the amazing position that he personally
Is the Government and that In his 111-
nees the Government cannot perform Its
functions. This Is merely another man
ifestation of hi whole theory of auto
cratic, personal Government No Old
World ruler of the old regime was ever
more arbitrary or less given tu taking
advtco. He has regarded his Cabinet as
a group of clerks. Such autocracy was
never before enthroned in tho Executive
chair In Washington. It Is the patriots
duty of Congress at thi time of the
Senate, to refuse to permit further en
croachments by a self willed President
on American Institutions.
Kama City Poit (Democratic) The
forced resignation .of Secretary Lansing
calls for suspended Judgment The
charge of usurpation of Presidential au
thority ! n grave one, and we cannot
believe tho President would make such
an allegation unless he felt suro of his
grund. However, there Is the poeslbil
Ity that Uioa who have surrounded the
President throughout his protracted Ill
ness have, through a limited grasp upon
anairs. presented them, to him In a man
ner which prevented him from formlne
Judgments with all the facta before him.
8t Loots Globe Democrat (Independ
ent Republican) We cannot believe
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self in the good opinion of tho nat on
by his words and action In connection
with the resignation of Secretary of
State Lansing. The asperity 01 ni .101.0
and th harshness of his Judgment havo
inmifnM.nt i,tiflrtlnn In the clrcum-
tanoes as they aro set forth In the
published rorreaponoenco. It Is evi
dent from the correspondence as It has
been evident from ptevlou disclosures
that Mr. wikon has never relished opin
ion, from tho memlmr of his Cabinet
that did not coincide lth his own, ana
ho taken advice onl." when It supported
conolualon that he had already reached.
The President make no claim that the
Government ha suffered by their action.
His condemnation rests wholly on the
assumption that his personal authority
has been usurped. The letter to Lan
sing la Indeed nn attack upon his whole
Cabinet, nnd the country, wo believe,
will In this matter approve the Cabinet
and condemn the critic As to "custom
and precedent," 'no President In our his
tory haa been so little bound or Influ
enced by them a Mr. Wilson.
fit." Pnn Plipatch (Independent)
Americans will find In tho egotistical In
dictment by the Presldont more to bark
back to past event than to condemn In
tho present. They are familiar with Mr.
Wilson's determination tcf bo the whole
covernment nothing for anybody else
to do but sign on the dotted line. In
this knowledge the verdict will despise
Secretary Lansing for hla servile worm-'
like exit and convict the President of
another and his worst display of self
St. I.aals Times (Republican) Con
gress should take teps to fill the Presi
dency until Mr, Wilson becomes normal.
People with no authority whatever, un
der the Constitution or tho law. have
been virtually acting for him. Wo have
been fed with lies as to his phyelcal
condition. It bo been revealed within
the last week that Mr. Wilson did have
a clot on the brain and one side wo
paralyzed, a Senator Mose of New
Hampshire declared Immediately after
the President was sent to his bed. The
letter to Lansing show that the Presl
dont Is not In At condition, that he Is a
whimsical despot with little 'regrrd for
common sense and common coney.
Congress should act and let the Supreme
Court of the United States decide
whether the constitutional provision for
an acting President 1 meaningless.
flt .ool Star (Democmtlc)-U Presl
dent Wilson actually based his sugges
tlon that Mr. Lansing :
upon thi "usurpation of Mthontj,
more must b known than la tacted
In the lottera to determine the merit or
tho dispute. Tho mero calllnr of In
formal meetings for purposes of discus
ilon would hardly affront the P resident
" r 1 vnttnn Oil of h 8 QCt
bvfrank. Ho say he did what .be 1 con
.?d.red hi, duty. 0n
parent mai n
merely been chosen to end wp easantM
official relation. rom
plarcxtlons It ..ee Ib to .
press on opinion
dent probably will be made a great deal
more of than It actually amounts to.
Boston Globe Somo wilt see In tho ex -
traordlnary fronknesa of the correspond -
enco between Mr. Wilson and Mr. Lan -
elng tho quorulouiness of a lk man.
To other It will be a lgn of convale.
cence that the President is so gaining- in
strength as to wish to move the furniture
about Uut whatever the reason for tho
plain speaking In these letter, they re -
i.nl n ran 1 onnfllpt nf nolltlcal opinion.
In such a conflict the President on
side, his eubordlnnto on tne omer. u u
to the public Interest that ono should go.
The one to go is not tne rrcsiocni.
nmton neeord This course of the
Preldent cannot bo commended or ex
cused. Tho affairs of tho nation ar
JJI. amM ruirllmlff AlttMlmStAnCAS.
The Lansing incident emphoslres a dan-
rerous state 01 auuiro.
llt1.M C nn 1 nmAmfttl.ThM r
tlrement of the Secretory of State mark
the return or Mr. wiison to rorceiui ui
r.fiinn nt cnrntlvo duties of rovern-
. rrt,A muth la rftvnlAri liv the
HlClii. ..,mv.. 1 a . , .
correspondence, In which the President
shows nil his grasp and confident mas
tery. This win oe a source 01 gratifi
cation not only to his friends and ad
herents, but all citizens will haU the
prospect ot a revitalized Administration.
xr Y'lnalnt-'H AYfiin thnt h rmnlneri
in offlco through loyalty, nnd through n
wish not to enionrrais mm, must 00 ac
cepted. Mr. Wilson Is entirely within
his rights In insisting upon the fullest
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