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i to have no knowledge- that any was
expected. All other cabinet mem
bers voted to approve the note, it was
Only doubt in -Washington was
whether Sec'y Daniels would remain
as head of navy should country seem
about to be brought to brink of war.
Daniels has been Bryan's closest
friend and confidant. Like Bryan, he
has stood for peace at any sacrifice.
Sec'y of State Bryan was at his
desk as usual by 10 a. m. today, pre
sumably for the last time as premier
of the cabinet
Counsellor Lansing of the depart
ment, who will become acting secre-'
tary as soon as the German note has
been dispatched and Bryan goes out,
was just leaving for the white house
as his chief arrived. The two did not
pass close together, but saw one an
other, smiled and exchanged waves
of the hand.
At the entrance to his office the
secretary handed his hat to Eddie
Savoy, his doorkeeper, who promptly
dropped it in his confusion, so that
the secretary stumbled over it.
The retiring premier of President
Wilson's cabinet plainly showed the
effects of the strain he has been un
der. His face was worn, haggard,
deeply lined and very pale.
Washington, June 9. Counsellor
Lansing of the state department, on
leaving the president at 10:05 a. m.
today, announced that the German
note would be coded and dispatched
some time before night. It would
be made public next Friday morning.
London, June 9. London news
papers today interpreted Sec'y of
State Bryan's resignation as an in
dication that Pres. Wilson's rejoinder
to Germany is so firmly phrased that
war between the United States and
Germany may result
"In previous notes to Germany
America has spoken firmly and plain
ly, though not in an unfriendly man
ner," said the Evening Star. "These
uuues uau oryaus approval, so me I
present action of the sec'y of state
indicates that the latest note abont to'
be dispatched to Berlin is entirely dif
ferent" Berlin, June 9. To acquaint Ger
man foreign office with exact feeling
in America over torpedoing of Lusi
tania, Ambassador Gerard today be
gan preparing big scrap book, con
taining clippings from American
Scrap book will be filled with edito
ral and interviews, comments both
on torpedoing of Lusitania and on
exchange of notes between Berlin and
Washington. Several sheets will be
devoted to cartoons from leading
American newspapers, bearing on
Lusitania situation. Massed on sev
eral pages will be a symposium of
American editorial comment on the
president's note to Germany and the
SINGLE TAX CONTEST
High school students will compete
at Schiller hall, 64 W. Randolph st,
Friday evening, for three prizes
offered by the Chicago Single Tax
club. This will be the last of such
contests which have been held
monthly through the school year.
Thorwald Siegfried, Seattle, will talk.