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:: Comment on Bryan's Resignation: | i; Generally Uphold President Wilson ?? ?t-i-ri' i-i-i-i-i-t'T'i i"i -i-i f i i r-i-t-r't-fi Strengthen# Cabinet New York Sun.-?In almost any oth er circumstances the country would have rejoiced to hear that Mr. Bryan had given up a place for which his fantastic unfitness has long been but too apparent. He has chosen to make his leaving as unpleasant as his stay ing. Though Mr. Bryan's resignation strengthens the cabinet, it will be long before Americans forgive the man who sulked and ran away when honor and patriotism should havo kept him at his post. Sorry Service To Country New York World.?Mr. Bryan's res ignation at this time and in these cir cumstances is a sorry service to his country. In his letter to the Presi dent, the Secretary of State declares that "to remain a member of the Cab- j inet would be as unfair to you as it would be to the cause which is near est my heart?namely the prevention of war. We cannot believe that this cause is nearer to William J. Bryan's heart than it is to Woodrow Wilson's heart: but even if It were Mr. Bryan has done the one thing in his power most likely to bring about war between the United States and Germany. Bryan Devoted To Ideals New York Times.?Mr. Bryan has done well in resigning. It is perhaps the wisest act of his political career. Differing inconceivably with the Pres ident In respect to the form and sub stance of the reply to Germany's note. Mr. Bryan finds himself also in irre concilable differences with the vast i"l"f i l t fm-rrr. . i fi-iT majority of his countrymen. It was out of the question that he should con tinue to be Secretary* of State. In forcing an issue with Mr. Bryan and compelling tho latter to offer his resignation as Secretary of State, President Wilson has performed a high public service. He has sacrificed per sonal comfort to patriotic duty. To Mr. Bryan's credit is must bo said that his devotion to his personal Ideals overcame his eagerness to re main in public office. If he mcaont to live up to his professions a rupture between him and the President over the Lusitania correspondence was in evitable. The trouble with Mr. Bryan is that he has failed to realize that there arc things worse than war. He would have arbitrated the outlawry of the seas and the wanton murder of Amer ican men. women and children. It is impossible to arbitrate with a Cap tain KIdd or a Jack the Ripper. It has been Mr. Bryan's dream to serve through President Wilson's adminis tration as Secretary of State without going ?to war. The important thing that will cause a great feeling of re lief. mingled, of course, with a feeling of concern, throughout the country to day is that the President has stood up firmly, strongly, courageously for those principles for which the gov ernment has always contended* The nation is behind him like a wall. Unfitted For Statecraft Seattle Post Intelligencer? Wil liam Jennings Bryan's retirement from the Cabinet, unimportant in its self, la weighted with deepest Import by the circumstances attending It. With "stand by the president" tho slo gan to which tho country promptly at tunes itself In any crisis affecting the nation, the Secretary of State, a paci ficist temporarily bereft of reason and lost to sense of patriotic duty, breaks with tho President. A statesman would have resigned before tho Issue was made. The episode must nec essarily appear to Germany as ovl dcnce of a divided country. Mr. Bryan?and tho Post Intelli gencer speaks with the respect duo to a conscientious, high-minded, Chris tian gentleman?Is unfitted for state craft and has been only a misplaced figurehead from the beginning. His usefulness lies In other directions. On Incomplete analysis of tho Jarring In cident, the manner of his going Is the least becoming act of his unprofit able career In diplomacy. In every other aspect Woodrow Wilson, tho ad ministration and the country are the beneficiaries of that act. People With President Seattle Times.? The break has come: Bryan quits, the issue is made. It may in some quarters be Interpret ed as forecasting a divided country on the German question. This is tho one unfortunate phase of the first Btagos of the Incident. But Mr. Bryan cannot reconcile hiB views with those of the President. It is commendable, then, that the break come now. The regretful feature is that it did not como sooner. The American people arc for the President to the man. They will back him at all events and at hny sacrifice to the end that the lofty policy touch ing international law and tho rights of neutrals under it bo upheld. Was Good Secretary of State Seattle Sun.?Whatever the actual cause of Secretary of Stato William Jennings Bryan's resignation, it is to be deeply regretted Just at this time. This action Is sure to have a marked Influence on the negotiations ponding between tho United States and Ger many. While the press reports in sist that President Wilson's premier 'is leaving the Cabinet on tho most friendly terms with his chief, it will be impossible to make the world out Blde believe it. especially the particu lar nation with whom wo are now hav ing a controversy. It will naturally bo looked upon abroad as evidence that there is division of sentiment nmong our people on the proper course to pursue in the premises. But, entirely aside from the ques tion of what other nations may think, Mr. Bryan's resignation from the Cab inet is exceedingly regrettable. In spite ot the disgusting vituperation which lias been heaped upon him and the effort to belittle and embarrass him which has beon indulged in by a narrow minded and blindly partisan press, the fact remains that Mr. Bry an has made a good Secretary of State and that. too. in the face of more per plexing problems than have arisen in a single administration since the Civil War. That he is a man of remark able ability cannot be honestly denied even by his bitterest political ene mies; that he has been a veritable tower of strength to the President dur ing the troubulous years of his incum bency is equally evident to all fair minded people. In spite of this unexpected split in his Cabinet, we wish to urge every loyal citizen to give the President his most unswerving support. Disa gree as we may among ourselves, when there is a controversy between our own country and any -foreign country it behooves us to stand now squarely behind our national spokes man, who. in this instance, arc the President and his Cabinet. Wilson Is Gainer Portland Oregonian.? Mr. Bryan's resignation as Secretary of State is in event of momentous Importance in Its relation both to the foreign affairs md the domostic policies of the Unit- ' ;d States. In both connections it is in event of such gravity that with iifficulty can the one be dismissed Yom the mind while considering the ' ither. The effect ot Mr. Bryan's resigna- 1 ion on Internal politics iB only slight y less important than its affects on tur foreign policy. 1 Mr. Wilson may havo lost the Bry tn strength, but he has won immcas- i irably greater strength among that fast body of Americans, tied only oosely to any party, which values the lational honor and the national safe- ' y abode all else. Praise For Bryan and Wilson Portland Journal.?.Mr. Bryan Is rent In his retirement. He parted s rith his chief on a supreme Issue. 1 'he point of difference Is not a party ^ uestion, but a world question. If ^ Is view Is so fixed that he could not ^ ssent to his chief's view, it is to Mr. S iryan's credit that he places his con clence above tho premiership in the abinct of tho United States. Mr. Bryan's retirement will not P hake the confidence of the country C i President Wilson and his adminis- P ?atlon. The constructing powers and S ir-reaching vision of the chief exc- N ative are universally confessed, and B le confidence of tho country will fol- C tw him almost implicitly in the B aursc he has chosen in his negotia ons with Berlin. People Trust Bryan More Los Angeles Tribune.?News of the P jtirement of William J. Bryan from N le President's Cabinet will bo recelv- C i by. the sober-thinking, peace-loving K merican people with profound'regret. B [r. Bryan's genuine devotion to tho Si tuse of International peace was not B > be assailed. The sincerity of his B tterest in tho welfare of the great asses was unquestionable. Baryan entered with honor and dis nction the Cabinet of one whom ho CI ade President of tho United States. D e leaves It now with honor unlm- B ;ached and distinction unsullied. It N not that the people love and trust CI 'ilson less, but that they love and W ust Bryan more. St Bryan Has Turned Maverick PI Log Angeles Times.? Mr. Bryan is turned maverick and broken out tho administration's corral. No ud expressions of grief are heard in ly quarter. The Secretary's resig- di tion seems to have been accepted ye the President with considerable sti omptitude; and the country so far heard from, is resigned to it. President Wilson is to bo congrat ulated upon this breach In his Cabi net. Secretary Brynn was the weak est man in his line, and now he can strengthen it. It Is said that Bryan will now de vote himself to the grape-Juice brand of politics. If so, Othello's occupation has not gono, but has come. Ho hns hit upon a Job for which ho is exact ly suited. Ho is likely to bocome a candidate for' tho Democratic Presi dential nomination against Mr. Wil son. it is said?and no friend of pros perity will worry about that. " Tho President's attitude toward Germany is right: ho could not have boon and cannot bo less firm or more yielding while maintaining the pres tige of this great nation. He is as much a paclfcist as Mr. Bryan, but has more sense and better blood, Prosit. Has Followed His Conscience San Francisco Examiner.?Bryan in ills letter of resignation, flatly names as its cause the tone of tho note to Germany. He declares himself to be animated above all things by a desire for peace and even his detractors will not question the sincereity of the de votion. He ascribes to the rreswent a like devotion, but questions his method on attaining It. and refuses to bo a party to that method. Many who have boon little In ac cord with Mr. Bryan will spare that doubt and applaud the devotion to principle that has led hinj to cut clear from a policy which ho Justly approhondB may end in war. For it is a matter of devotion to that prin cipal, that duty to which Mr. Wilson so frequently refers, that Mr. Bryan has acted in this matter. "He has followed his conscience and his convictions. Believing as he docs in universal peace, ho refuses to iden tify himself with a policy that may involve this country in the calamity which has overwhelmed Europe. MACHINE MEN ARE INDEMAND While a few of the copper proper ties are idle, there is still steady de velopment of many other mines in the Ketchikan district and it has been there has been a scarcity of ma chine men for several weeks, accord ing to Robert Graham, a Ketchikan businessman. Mr. Graham declares the oporators have been short-handed, as enough expert drillers could not be shcured. Mr. Granam says tnat tno u ran ay smelter people are doing much for the district. They are working about 40 men in the Hadley mine, and about 30 men at the It mine, Kasaan Bay. The Mt. Andrew mine is being reop ened by Superintendent Rogers. H. R. Plato is in charge of the examina tion of .several properties in the Port land Canal section, where there is un usual activity among mining men, he says. The Sulzer mine is not being oper ated but work will be resumed short ly. 4 >> BIQ LEAGUE BASEBALL. ? 4> YESTERDAY'S SCORES Northwestern League At Seattle?Aberdeen, 10; Seattle, 3. At Spokane?Ta'coma, 5; Spokane, 4. At Victoria?Vancouver, 12; Victoria, 4. American League At Now York?New York, 12?5; St. Louis 7?4. At Boston?Boston, 4; Clevelan, 1. ? At Philadelphia?Detroit, 2; Philadel phia, 1. At Washington?Chicago, 8;-Washing ton, 2. National League \t Pittsburgh?Philadelphia, 4; Pitts burgh, 1. \t Cincinnati ? Cincinnati, 5; New i York, 5. Gamo called in the 10th j inning, owing to darkness. i It St. Louis?Brooklyn, 2; St. Louis, 1 1. ; U Chicago ? Chicago-Boston game ( game postponed; rain. : ??? < Federal League. ( Co Federal League games scheduled. I ( Northwestern League t Won Lost Pet. ipoknne . 27 20 .574 c 'acoma 27 21 .563 ( Ictoria .- 24 23 .511 c rancouvcr 24 25 ?.490 i .berdeen 24 26 .480 c -eattle 19 30 .388 p National League. Won Lost Pctg. hiladclphia 25 17 .595 Chicago ? 23 19 .548 A Ittsburgh 20 21 .488 fi t. I.ouis 21 22 |488 P ew York 21 23 .477 ti oston 20 22 .476 b inclnnatl 18 ? 20 .474 p rooklyn 17 22 .436 M Federal League s Won Lost Pctg. li ittsburgh 24 21 .533 d cwark ! : 27 24 .529 p hicago 24 22 ,522 a ansas City 24 22 .522 rooklyn 24 23 .511 L Louis 22 22 .500 uffalo 18 24 .429 altimoro 19 20 .122 tl p] American League tl Won Lost Pctg. r< hicago 29 17 .G30 ir etroit 30 19 .612 E oston 22 17 .564 cw York 21 21 .500 JI levoland 20 22 .476 'ashington 17 22 .<35 . Louis 17 27 .386 lilndelphia 17 28 .378 fi: ? ? ? ? d( NASH LEAVES HOSPITAL 1; ??!?? ar A. D. Nash, the mining man, was b( scharged from St . Ann's hospital vc aterday. He is regaining his reugth rapidly. ? ? ? co Empire ads v/ors an the time. "? ir FIRST DIVISION TO HAVE $30,000 FOR ROAD WORK ? The Alaska board of road commis sioners have -tentatively alloted $30, 000 for expenditure on roads in South eastern Alaska this year. This will include $5,000 for the portage road across Prince of Wales Island, $4,000 for tho Stickino trail, near Wrangell, funds for tho construction of a board walk from Petersburg to Scow Bay, funds for a bridge at Mcndenhall, a bridge across the Skagwny river and for other purposes, including road work in tho vicinity of Sitka, the Hines-Porcupino road, and roads in tho vicinity of Juneuu and Douglas. These appropriations have no con nection with tho $11,000 appropriat ed by the Legislature from the re ceipts of the National forests. The plans of the road commission ers for Southeastern Alaska are set forth in a letter from Col. W. P. Richardson, president of the board of road commissioners, to Senator Charles A. Sulzer. The letter fol lows: "Honorable Chas. A. Sulzcrf Sulzer, Alaska, Dear Senator Sulzer: 'Referring to our conference at Ket chikan and in the same connection to the Memorial introduced by you in the Territorial Senate, respecting certain work in Southeastern Aluska and re questing tho Alaska Road Commission to expend $50,000 in the First Divis ion, I have now to advise you that our Board has mndc a tentative al lotment of $30,000.00 to take care of the projects mentioned in your me morial. This embraces an allotment of $5,000 for tho Portage Road, which tho Board believes to bo sufficient to put it in shnpe; and $4,000 for the Stickine trail near Wrangell, provides for the construction of a walk instead of a wagon road from Petersburg to Scow Bay; takes care of tho bridge across Mendenhall river and embrac es the extension and improvement of tho Government road near Sitka; pro vidwes also for the construction of a bridge across the Skagway river at Skagway, and for the proper mainten ance of the Haines;Porcupine road and the roads in the vicinity of Ju neau and Douglas. This distribution of the fund is contingent upon the application, as proposed by your com mittee, of the entire amount of the Forest Reserve fund for the construc tion of the road from Charcoal Point to Ketchikan, and it is believed that the amount will make a very satis factory showing for the season upon the various projects mentioned. Am sending a copy of this to Mr. Heck man at Ketchikan and Mr. Shoup at Sitka. "\V. P. RICHARDSON". "Colonel of Infantry." NO BRISTOL BAY RADIO STATIONS NOW In a letter referring to the House Joint Memorial No. 12 proposed by O. P. Hubbard. Secretary Josephus Dan iels writes to the office of the Terri torial Secretary that the Installation of the Bristol Bay stations requested in the memorial would seriously delay tho completion and equipment of the system of naval radio stations de signed for tho purpose of national de fense. It is believed that for the pres ent no diversion of funds can be con sidered. The letter adds: "The Department would be glnd, however, to supply the needs of the community in the vicin- j ity of Bristol bay by erecting suitable ? radio stations should, the necessary ? appropriations bo forthcoming.' ALASKA-GASTINEAU CO. SUES ALASKA-TREADWELL Two suits havo been filed by the Alaska-Gastineau Mining company against tho Alaska-Treadwell Com pany one to recover possession of a Small tract of land approximately 22 by 6G feet located on tho Homestead J Lode claim and adjoining the post affice at Thane, together with dam igcs to the extent of $500 which it Is daiined was done to tho property in lucstion. The Alaska Gastineau com iany claims that it was "wrongfully lusted and ejected' by the Troadweli :ompany. The second suit, n case in equity, f. lontcsts the right of the Treadwcll r lompany to locate lode and mlllsitc I; dairas on the property alleged to be ? dentical with the Homestead No. 3 | laim located by the Gastineau com any. ? ANNEX CREEK ACCIDENT Sam Roth well was brought in from mnex creek yesterday afternoon suf aring from a sever cut on the foot. Lothell was chopping some hoavy Imber and liis axe slipped, cutting n ad gash across the instep. He is at resent in St. Ann's hospital. Pat Mooney is also at the hospital ?1th a badly poisoned hand as tho*ro ult of a large splinter. Infection set l almost immediately and present in tentions are that developments may " rovo serious. Dd. P. J. Malionc lit ? ttending both patients. | ? DANCE BIG SUCCESS W. D. Gross' big ten-cent danco in ** io Rink Saturday night was a com- ?? lete success, a largo crowd enjoying X le event. The dances will be givori 4 jgularly. There will be a grand ball i Elks| Hall Thursday evening, the Iks having the affair in hand. sv pi JNEAUITES LOCATE ti< WATER POWER SITE Notice of water location has been led by Charles Goldstein, P. B. Hy >r, A. D. Nash, and-J. T. Welch for OOO cubic feet each in Grindstone :lf: id Rhine creeks. The water is to : used to generate power for the do- ka dopment of claims in the Taku groujr> tIi: The Empire will make advertising ntracto subject to proof of largest Cu ?culatlon of any newspaper In Alaska. 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