The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 01, 1913, SECTION TWO, Page 6, Image 30

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    TTTE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PO RTIi A3f D, JUNE 1, 1913.
IJAPAfl'S ANSWER
POLICE ON PARADE
HIGHLY APPRAISED
SCENES AT ANNUAL POLICE INSPECTION YESTERDAY.
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;'n Glittering Regalia Portland's
Finest Are Inspected
by Mayor.
Resort to Naturalization Laws
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for Relief Now Believed
Improbable,
CHIEF GIVES "HALLELUJAH"
NOTE'S TENOR IS SECRET
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"Rushlight's Address Interpreted as
Belii Made "With ObrlotxS De
sire to Counteract Attacks on
Force JrevlousIy Heard.
One-hundred per cent military a,n3
9 per cent honest, according1 to the
etiinate made by Mayor Rushlight on
Multnomah Field yesterday morning",
the Portland Police Department went
through Its annual review exercises In
splendid fashion, with Mayor Rushlight,
the members of the police committee
of the L,xecut!ve Board and a miscel
laneous tag of candidates as the re
viewing- party. Under the masterly
handling of Captain Moore the review
went otf without a noticeable break,
and the battalion presented a glitter
ing spectacle In the bright sunlight.
The occasion, as it turned out, was
well timed and staged as an opportunity
for the Mayor to "square" himself
with the policemen two days before the
election. Followed by Commissioner
jPItzgerald. Councilman Baker and
C!hlef Slover, he spoke briefly to the
men of the force, and all the speeche3
were with obvious intent to counteract
attacks previously made upon the de
partment by Its titular head.
Bad Ones Are Gone.
"The majority of you, 95 or 99 per
cent, are good officers," Raid the Major,
a-f ter a few stereotyped oompllments
upon the showing that had been made.
"There are some, some now out of the
force, who did not do their duty by
the city. I( you don't comply with
your oath of office you will find me
after your scalp. I haven't srot it in
for anybody."
At this juncture Chief Slover inter
rupted with sort of a "hallelujah'
shout: "I want every honest man in
the department to help me get rid of
the dishonest ones!"
Commissioner Fitzgerald praised the
officers warmly for the showing they
had made and Councilman Baker as
sured them that no candidate, under
the new charter, would be in a position
to harm those who did their duty.
Sharp anti-climax to all this felicita
tion came when Chief Slover proposed
an acclamation to Captain Moore for
Jits efforts in making the Inspection a
success. The men gave it heartily and
then called for a speech.
"Haven't time; squads left, march!"
'replied the commander.
Mayor Is Forgetful,
All the forms of a military inspec
tion and review were followed by the
9ix companies in their newest and
brightest equipment. The battalion
paraded, the incomparable Police Band
trooped the line, and the beautiful cere
mony of "retreat" was given. As the
band played the Star-Spangled Banner,
the crowd stood at attention with
bared heads, but the anthem was almost
finished before Mayor Rushlight awoke
to the fct that he was standing
covered in the midt of a bare-headed
throng.
Inspection by companies, the march
tn review and a parade through the
business Section concluded the cere
inoTjy,
The companies were commanded by
Captains Baty. Keller and Riley, Ser
geants Wanless, Harms and Van Overn.
Sergeant Rupert acted as adjuatant and
Sergeants Roberts, Bunn and Burke as
color guard. The mounted squad, under
fcSergeant Crate, made a fine showing.
FOREIGN DELEGATES COME
Kuropeans Interested In "World Con
ference Koach Xcw York.
Representatives from foreign coun
tries to the World's Christian Citizen
ship Conference, to be held In this city
June 2 9-July t. are already arriving
in this country, a number of them hav
ing engagements to speak at com
mencements of Eastern universities and
meetings of National Importance be
fore coming- to Portland for the world
gathering here.
A telegram was received yesterday
by R. "W. Raymond, chairman of the
finance committee, from Ir. James S.
Martin, general secretary of the con
ference, announcing the arrival in New
Tork of Professor Theophli Mann, of
Frankf ort-on-Matn, Germany, who will
be one of the speakers at the sectional
conference on "Peace"; Dr. Robert J.
Patterson, of Belfast, Ireland, who will
speak on "The Cateh-My-Pal Move
ment"; Rev. John Lamond, B. D., of
E din burgh, Scotland, who will speak
on "Lessons and Warnings From Scot
land'; Signor Davide Bosio, Lieuten
ant Royal Army' of Italy, Palermo,
whoso subject will be "Christianity as
a Factor in Modern Italy." Among
these early arrivals is "William Hay, of
New Zealand, who will represent that
country at the conference.
Other distinguished foreigners who
will arrive at New York Tuesday are:
Xt. Charles Merle d'Aubigne, of Paris,
whose address will be "The Conflict of
Christianity and Infidelity in France";
Dr. F. De Rougemont Fahys, 111, Neu
vhatel, Switzerland, who will speak on
"The Direct Democracy."
WATER MAIN IS AUTHORIZED
Petition of Kings Ilelirhts Property
Owners Granted.
The construction of an eight-Inch
water main from the King's Heights
reservoir to another reservoir at a
higher point above Kings Heights was
authorized by the Water Board yester
day, the beginning of work being left
to the discretion of the Mayor, owing
to the fact that the funds of the water
department are not in shape at the
present time to do the work.
The authorization was made on thf
petition' of Archbishop Christie, the
Ladd estate, H. L.. Plttock and others,
who agreed to bear all the expense of
the work except the cost of the pipe
and the laying thereof, and who guar
anteed that the project shall return a
revenue to the city of 6 per cent on
the investment, in accord with the city
charter. In case bonds are issued for
the work, the petitioners agree to pay
the Interest thereon and 3 per cent an
nually Into the sinking fund, and to
take care of the bonds as fast as they
come due.
The new reservoir is calculated to
furnish water to about 2000' acres of
land, both within and without the city
limits. '
CELLARS AND THE PENNANT
Portland won the pennsnt each year
when Cellars pitched the first balL Try
him tor commissioner ro. 87.
PLEA FOR GENTRAL
CONTROL IS IDE
Burton Says Democratic Cur
rency. Plan Will Prove It
self Inadequate.
LOCAL RIVALRY FORECAST.
Serious Feature of American Panics
Declared Xot Obviated In Mcas
, nre Providing for Re
gional Reserves.
TOUKQSTOWX. O., May 81. Senator
Burton, a member of the National
Monetary Commission, In an address to
night to the Youngrstown Association
of Credltmen, -went to the defense of
the Central Reserve, Association, pro
posed by the commission In Its plan for
financial reform, and criticized as In
adequate the regional reserve associa
tions favored by Democrats In Con
gress. Senator Burton declared that all the
benefits that might lie in the regional
reserve plan could be found in the cen
tral reserve and he insisted that only
through such central, authoritative
agency could stability, be insured in
times of financial storm. The regional
plan operated with five associations, he
Bald, probably would prove vastly su
perior to present conditions, but If 25
or even 15 associations were created
he doubted if any benefit would ensue.
Tntty Declared Lacking;.
"The objections to the regional plan
are In the first place that it is not truly
national," said the Senator. "Separate
and unrelated organizations would seek
to maintain their own credit and sup
ply their own customers without regard
to the needs of others. There would be
no effective unity of action in facing
a financial storm.
"It has been well said that the most
Berlous feature of every American
financial panic has been the jealous
ana aisgracerul struggle of the differ
ent localities to fortify themselves at
the expense of each other instead of
working In harmony, as they would
under one central institution.
"All the advantages which can be
obtained from the separation Into dif
ferent regional associations can be as
adequately and far more fully secured
by the establishment of branches of
one central Institution. TJnder the re
gional plan, in case any one bank
should be in trouble, it could have
ready resort to the banking resources
of but a fraction of the country, while
under a central association plan it
would have the immediate support and
backing of all the banks of the coun
try. In times- of slackness when a
bank had a surplus to invest under
the central association plan, it could
seek the very widest field for invest
ment, a field which under the regional
plan, would be very much limited. The
two great objects an adequate and
elastic currency and the proper utiliza
tion of reserves can be best obtained
by a central association."
Compulsory Guarantee Criticised.
Senator Burton attacked the proposal
for the compulsory guarantee of bank
deposits as a "tax upon well-managed
institutions for the delinquencies of
bad judgment. Imprudence or dishon
esty In the conduct of other Institu
tions, for which they were in no way
responsible and whose errors they
would have no power of preventing.
He replied to the argument that un
der the monetary commission plan
money would now to the great centers
of trade by declaring that such a flow
could not more be controlled than could
the tide of population or the waters
of a river, and that money would nat
urally seek places where it was In de
mand, no matter what restrictions were
attempted. Control of deposits so that
they cannot be diverted to speculative
uses, he said, was necessary and feas
ible.
WITNESSES TO BENEFIT
FEES WILL BE PAID ON COMPLE
TION OF SERVICES.
Stir State Law la Effect Jue 3
Aimed at Warrant Shavers mm&
Applies Only to Multnomah.
Is
Tuesday, June 3, the new state law
providing for the payment In counties
of over 200,000 population, of which
Multnomah is the only one, of wit
nesses' fees immediately on the com
pletion of service, goes into effect. The
measure was passed at the instigation
of County Clerk Coffey and was aimed
primarily at Mose Bloch, who for years
has been a warrant shaver at the
Courthouse. The statute applies also
to jurors and to road supervisors.
teamsters and laborers. Its main pro
visions, which Mr. Coffey has asked to
have published for tho benefit of pros
pective witnesses and Jurors, is as fol
lows: "The fees for mileage and per diem
due from a county to each Juror or
witness called to serve In the Circuit
Court or County Court of any county
having more than 200,000 population, as
shown by the last Federal census, shall
be paid on the day when such witness
or juror shall cease his service. As soon
as such witness or Juror shall cease his
service he shall make and file with the
"ounty Auditor a verified statement
showing the amount due him for mile
age and the number of days he has
served.
"The County Clerk shall Immediately
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compare such statement with the rec
ord of such person's service and if
found to be correct said Cleric shall so
certify by a certificate attached to such
verified claim and said Auditor shall
thereupon audit and allow such claim
and file his certificate of -audit with the
County Clerk, who tthall thereupon
drr.w a warrant upon the County Treas
urer of such county for the amount due
such witness cr Juror and said Treas
urer shall pay such amount upon the
presentation of the same.
"The per diem dae from a county to
each road supervisor, teamster and la
borer in the county's employ shall be
paid in the same manner as the mile
age and per diem of Jurors and wit
nesses." Heretofore it has been necessary for
everyone having anything coming from
the county to wait until the 16th of the
month succeeding that in which the
service was performed. Mose Bloch has
been operating a profitable business in
discounting these warrants, but rarely
have there been charges that his rates
were exorbitant.
FOREST FIRE WARNING OUT
Permits to Burn Slashings or Hfcve
Fires In Timber Required.
As a precaution against disastrous
forest fires In Oregon this Summer, per
mits from a State fire warden will be
required before anyone Is allowed to
burn slashings or use fire in timbered
or brush-covered areas.
The State Forester declares that
never before in the history of the state
have such careful plans to prevent fires
been laid as this season. Already a num
ber of wardens are In the field, fixing
trails, building telephone lines, taking
steps to prevent the spread of fire from
particularly dangerous places and in
general getting ready for the dry sea
son. The State Forester and the Oregon
Forest Fire Association have been or
ganizing patrols. Nearly all counties
west of the Cascades will this year be
looked after systematically.
"Timber owners and the State are
using every precaution to see that no
men are employed for fire protection
work who are not thorough woodsmen
and can be depended upon to use judg
ment in allowing burning, or seeing to
the extinguishing of fires." said C. S.
Chapman, secretary of the Oregon For
est Fire Association.
OFF STAGE, MISS LOFTUS
IS JUST PETER'S MAMMA
"Cissy," Inimitable Mimic, Who Closes Engagement at Orpheum Tonight,
Longs to Be in England With Her Son, Named After "Peter Pan."
BY LEONE CASE BAER.
THIS interview Is upside down, or
cart-before-the-horse in that it is
going to start out with the very
last thing that Mary Cecilia Loftus and
( talked about. It was Just as I was
decamping, after a mighty pleasant half
hour's chatter with the inimitable
mimic
"Do you mind," she asked it so nicely
I knew I wasn't going to mind, "cor
recting for me the impression that has
been sent out from California that I
am a sister of Edna Loftus? She is
absolutely no relative of mine, or of
my family. I have no sisters nor
brothers I only wish I had. And my
father and mother and one cousin are
all the members now living of my im
mediate family. You've heard of Edna,
haven't you?" she asked.
Heard of heri I thought to myself
when the Associated Press sent dally
stories of the temperamental Edna's
escapades all over California detailing
her adventuress-like Incarcerations in
tall her arrests on Barbary Coast and
her affairs matrimonial: "Yes," I told
Miss Loftus, we in Portland had read
of Edna.
"It is unspeakable, the indignities I
have had to bear because she has chosen
to use my family name. She lived in
Tjondon once, at the Hotel Savoy. Later
I went to the hotel and soon bills from
tradesmen, all sorts of letters and queer
people Bending up cards to Miss Loftus
drove me nearly frantic But the
worst feature of the case is that she
went to the various shops and ordered
things while I was not in London, say
ing merely for them to be sent to Miss
Loftus. In that way she got hundreds
of pounds' worth on my credit. Then
she came to America and has been get
ting much notoriety.
Bat Here's the Worst.
"That her name and mine are the
same isn't the greatest embarrassment
of It all. It Is that she should claim
to be my sister or any kin. So, if you
don't mind" again the big blue eyes
searched with questions in their depths
"if you don't mind, will you please
put it in the paper as I have given it
to you?"
I didn't mind. That's why It's put.
The earlier part of our conversation
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UP IN Ml'LTKOMAH FIELD. BELOW
MORE PLAY SPACE NEED
MRS. STEUiA W. DURHAM
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Portland Is Lagging Behind Cities
Across Mountains and Missis
sippi Valley, Sajrs Expert.
More ardent In her support of the
playground extension movement than
ever before. Mrs. Stella W. Durham,
assistant in the Portland office of the
Playgrounds and Recreation Associa
tion of America, returned to this city
yesterday from -a month's trip in the
East studying playground development
in other cities. During her absence
from Oregon .she visited Richmond,
Washington. D. C, New Tork, Chi
cago, Kansas City, St. Louis and Den
ver. "After visiting the playgrounds of
New York, Chicago, Washington and
other Eastern cities," she says, "I am
more than ever convinced that Port
land should have more play space.
Everywhere In the Eastern and Mid
dle Western States persons interested
In the welfare of children and young
people said to me. Tour Western cities
must not make the mistake that we
have made here and put off the pur
chase of park land until t-he price be
comes prohibitive.' In half a dozen
different cities I was met with some
such statement as this: "You people
in the Western and particularly in the
Coast cities do big things in a big way.
You are, of course, far ahead of us in
the matter of playgrounds.' I was
ashamed to admit that while the Coast
cities generally are ahead of the East
era cities in this matter Portland is
lagging behind.
"Throughout the 'Eastern cities there
Is a conviction that playgrounds are
not an extravagance nor even a mat
ter of civic pride, but of economy, be
cause they are looked upon as pre
ventives of crime.
"Owners of property In Portland who
expect to vote against the J2,000,000
bonds for parks and playgrounds do
not realize that this bond issue will
mean only 45 cents on every tlOOO for
the taxpayer, and that crime in this
city now costs $1.61 on every $1000
of assessed valuation of property.
Cecilia lyof tus. Inimitable Mimic,
Who Avers She Is No Relative
of Edna Lofton, of Sensational
Career,
had centered about two subjects of vital
Interest to Miss Loftus. The most
vital of ths two Is Peter John Barrle
Waterman, aged 3 years and 4 months.
Pictures of Peter peep at his homesick
mother from all spots of her dressing
table. Three little kodak snapshots
Just received in a letter became food
for confidences. Peter is adorable. He
Is one of those soft little cuddly fel
lows that you want to mother even in
a cold old picture. Big, wistful eyes
has Peter blue as tho skies, his mother
tells me. Fluffy blonde hair, and s
mouth Just made for kisses has Peter.
In the kodak pictures he stands, a lone
ly little figure. In a stretch of English
gardens, his fat, bare legs sturdily
apart, while he bestows a careful pat
on the nose of a diminutive wooden
horse. And, believe me, his mother
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gets all soggy in her voice and misty
in her eyes when she talks of what
Peter does and says. You see. she
can't have him out of English climate
until he is a great, big boy of 6 or 7.
Peter was a frail, delicate baby, and
for a long, long, auxious time they
didn't know whether he would stay here
at all. 7rhen when he was 11 months
old Miss Loftus brought him with her
to America for her first big vaudeville
tour, because she couldn't bear to be
separated from him. But he got so
weak from the. trip and the changes
of climate that Just as soon as he could
stand the journey he was taken back
to England. And now he is with
Grandma Loftus, in a great, big country
home, where he seems to have taken
root like a healthful little flower.
Laid Vamed for Peter Pan.
"If I didn't have to Work to make
money so I can give Peter all the things
I want for his development. I'd stay at
home and romp in the garden with him
and sing him lullabys every nlgTVt.
said Peter's mother. Peter, you must
know, is named for Peter Pan, which
was written for Miss Loftus, and then
sold to Charles Frohman for Maude
Adams. Peter's other names, John Bar
rie, of course explain themselves, but
do not tell that Mr. Barrle and Miss
Loftus are friends of years' standing,
and he is Peter's godfather. Waterman
is Peter's father's name. He is a phy
siclan in Chicago.
The other important thing we talked
of besides Peter was his mother's am
bition to appear in a big dramatic play.
i m not acting when I give my mim
icry. It Is effortless," she said. "I
have done big roles. I love Juliet. In
England they have almost forgotten
can act. Maybe that is true also of
America. I had no Intention of being
mimic Always have I wanted to be
an actress."
I thought of her reputation, easily
sustained as the best mimic on the
stage and wondered when she caught
me up. Telepathically she had read
my mind.
"You think it is better to be the best
mimic than maybe a mediocre actress,
she asked. "But if I am the best mimic
who is to say I could not be also the
best actress.
Mimicry Erer the Same.
"Mimicry is finished. Every time
put one on it is as it was before Is,
was and ever will be world without
end." I almost said "Amen." "But
acting," she went on, "gives me
larger field for my own endeavor. Why
even at the very last performance
might think of something new to add
to the -study."
Miss Loftus played Peter Pan for six
months in London and Barrie told her,
and gave it out publicly, that she was
his ideal in the role. Since then.
however, she has been In demand for
her mimicry, and at a salary she
couldn't possibly make In dramatic
work because it isn't as paying. She
is so tremendously In earnest and
is so charming and adorable and Peter
so quite got my heart, that I just
wished from the bottom of my wish
box that she could realize her ambi
tion. She smiled ruefully, and her
deep lovely voice had a real catch In
it as she said:
"Well, maybe when I'm 98. and hob
ble on with a cane and speak in a
toothless falsetto I'll get a chance to
leave off being a mimic and do some
real big work. And, such is the way
of the public that it will say 'Well,
that's what she should have done years
ago.' "
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MR. HEUSNER, why do you want a franchise
for $37,500, when the Oregon Electric and United Railways are pay
ing the city $80,000 to $150,000 for grants no more valuable?
VOTE 103. X NO
against the Heusner Franchise, written by himself.
PEOPLE'S RIGHTS LEAGUE,
By T. A. Linthicum, Secretary.
(Paid Advertisement.)
I WATER RATE DISCUSSED
READJCSTMEXT OF ilMERICAX-
ORIENTAL SCALE DESIRED.
Representatives of 'lne Steamship
Ti neg in Conference Here Decide
Change Is Necessary.
Representatives of nine steamship
lines, which operate from Pacific Coast
olnts to the Orient, in conference yes
erday at the Multnomah Hotel, de
cided to submit to the eastern rail
road tr&fflo managers a plan for the
readjustment of certain differences in
present rates from the eastern United
States to China and Japan.
Fred F. Connor, of San Francisco,
representing the Pacific Mall line, who
is largely responsible for the confer
ence, declared that the gathering was
merelv to agree on some basis of
equalization of rail rates to avoid evils
that cause misunderstanding
among
the shippers.
It was pointed out that discrepancies
In rates now exist, mostly in those
that apply to interior points of Japan
and China, where various lines are
working with different local lines-operating
from the direct ports of calL
It is planned to adopt a regular list
of so-called arbitraries to be used by I
all lines hereafter in making through
rates via Portland, ruget bound ports
and San Francisco.
All rates to the point referred to are
at present carried In regular tariffs
Issued by the different railway lines
and filed with the Interstate Commerce
Commission. Where discrepancies ex-
SUGGESTIONS AND INFORMA
TION FOR VOTERS.
Voting second and third choice
Is not compulsory.
Second and third choice votes
count exclusively for the candi
dates for whom they are cast.
It is wise to- vote second and
third choice only In the event
they can be conscientiously cast
for honest and competent candi
dates. It is dangerous to "throw"
second or third cioice votes to
an unfit candidate who appears
to be politically -reak.
The advantage In recond and
third choices is that, together
with first choice, they give the
honest voter three votes against
the unfits.
The welfare of the city is su
perior to the welfare of any can
didate. No voter should endan
ger the welfare of the city In
behalf of a favorite candidate by
refusing to vote second and third
choice for men he knows to be
trustworthy and capable.
Every registered voter ought
to vote.
1st, the railroads are not permitted to
modify the rail rates or proportions and
the steamship companies have had to
make refunds to take care of over
charges. This has become demorallz-
ing in its effect and has caused con -
siderable discrimination between ship
pers.
"The probability is that when tariffs
are next issued all matters will be ad
justed so the rates will be similar
through the different gateways and
this practice of refunds will cease,
said Mr. Connor.
Those attending the conference were
F. H. Clendenning, of Vancouver, B. C,
Canadian Pacific line; J. L. Studley, off
Seattle. Nippon Yusen Ivalsha; C. C.
Daymude. of Seattle. Great Northern
Steamship line; Edwin Orrett, of Seat
tle, Osaka-Soshen Kalsha; W. D. Ben
son, of Seattle, Bank line; A. H. Haines
and Alexander Stewart, of the Blue
Funnel line; W. H. Avery, of San Fran
cisco, and T. Isaka, of Tokio, Toyo
Klsen Kalsha; Frits Kirchoff. Portland,
Hamburg-American line, and Mr.
Connor.
Life Underwriters Banquet.
The Oregon Life Underwriters held a
banquet in the Crystal room of the
Oregon Hotel Friday evening in honor
of Neil D. Gill, president of the Na -
tlonal Association of Life Underwriters,
and Warren M. Horner, chairman of the
committee of the National Association
on publicity campaigns. Seventy-five
were in attendance.
Negotiators on Both Sides Making
Study of Canadian Method of
Handling Question, Which
May Be Followed.
WASHINGTON. May 31. Japan's re
joinder to Secretary Bryan's reply to
the Japanese protest against the Cali
fornia alien land legislation will be
submitted to the State Department
early next week, according to present
plans. This was made known todav.
but without any suggestion as to tho
probable contents of the note.
There have been numerous cable ex
changes between the Japanese em
bassy, here and the Foreign Office in
Tokio, necessitated by the demands of
the latter for exact information as to
the American National and stats laws
regarding alien land ownership and
naturalization.
( nnadlan Example Studied.
Notwithstanding the pressure from
certain quarters at home, however, it
is regarded as doubtful tuat the Japan
ese embassy has concluded to turn to
request for amendment of the na
turalization lau-s as a solution of ths
present issue between the two coun
tries. Tho successful treatment by
the Canadian Parliament of complaints
from British Columbia of the competl-
Hon by Japanese has attracted the at
tention of the negotiators on both sides
in this country.
As the underlying principle of the
Canadian legislation is separation of
the two races in the interest of perma.
nent peace, to be attained through ab
solute exclusion of all but the travel
ing and student classes, it was sug
gested today that a similar remedy
I might be found to fit the present issua
I In America.
Prompt Test Probable.
It was pointed out that the repre
sentatives of Japan in Canada made
no objection to the Canadian legisla
tion.
Indications point to a judicial test of
the California land law as soon as pos
sible after August 1, when it will go
Into operation, though it is said that
it is by no means certain that in the
event of a decision adverse to their
claims the Japanese would be willing
to abandon efforts to secure relief from
what they declare to be discrimination.
JAPANESE TOLD: BE PATIENT
Envoys Counsel Countrymen ta Make
Themselves Kespected.
SACRAMENTO, May 81. Counseling
patience, urging that nothing be done
that might result in conflict and ex
pressing a belief that peace end har
mony will follow negotiations now
proceeding between Japan and tho
Amercan government regarding the
enactment of the anti-alien land law,
the Japanese envoys, recently arrived
In Sacramento, talked to 1500 of their
countrymen on the lawn of tha
Buddhist Temple here tonight.
S. Ebara and A. Hattori. members of
the Japanese parliament; Er. Soyeda,
representing the Japanese business
men; T. Kamiya, secretary of tfie Bra
zil Immigration Association of Japan,
and T. Yamomoth, secretary of the
Tokio T. M. C. A., were the speakers.
H. Klshl, a director of the Nippon
Bank of Sacramento, presided at the
meeting.
"Japanese in America and In Japan
should learn to realize that the "tooth,
for a tooth and an eye for an eye"
feeling is a mistaken policy," said
Dr. Soyeda, speaking In his native lan-
1 guage.
'Mistaken policy on the part of
either government or by the people of
either country would result in great
danger of the East and West being
brought Into conflict. Race hatred
might be kindled and the peace of the
world might be involved if the Japa
nese are not patient.
"A Japanese who adopts this country
should keep in harmony with its so-1
eiety and elevate himself until his race
is not considered. If he does there will
be no place for alien agitation. He
should mould himself into the type of
those people wherein he lives."
A. Hattori said:
"Your people at home imagine you
are suffering bodily harm. I have
told them that the time of Individual
harm is past. You might tell them
such supposition is a mistake and tell
them to be patient and everything
will end all right.
"America should open her doors and
welcome us. America asked us to
maintain the 'optn door" in Manchuria
and Japan did. It is discrimination
to which Japan objects. The three-
J year clause in the land laws shows
how close the bill comes to violating
the sprit of the treaty. It stopped at
the very edge of the line. That such
a law and such a clause was enadled
is a matter of keen regret."