Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, March 31, 1919, Image 1

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    5259 CIRCULATION.
(2;.000 EEADEE3 CULT)
Only Circulation in Sultia Guar
anteed by the Audit Bureau f
Circulations.
FULL LEASED WIRL
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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 63.
SALEM. OREGON. MONDAY. MARCH 31, 1919-
m a a n
PRESIDENT THREA TENS
"PITILESS PUBLICITY"
FOR CE PEA CEAC TION
WILSON WOUL
HASTEN WORK
ft
FORCE OF OPK
Threat Expected To Put New
Life Into Conference
Members.
ALLIED REPRESENTATIVES
OEAF TO U.S. SENTIMENT
Giiftf Executive Says He Will
Tell All World Cause
Of Delay.
TO VISIT BELGIUM
Paris, March 31. President
Wilson probably will make his
long delayed trip to Belgium in
I lie interim between culling the
Oornmn delegates to Versailles
and their arrival, it was learned
today.
The president i;tlond,l church
yerit.'fduy for the first time
'since his return to Furi.
By Carl D. Groat.
(I'nited Press. Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, .Mr.ivli 31.- President .Wilsou
' whs understood todav to have threaten
ed to use the club of "pililess'puhlic
ily" in a effort to speed up the peace
conference. ,
Wilson's action, according to belief
expressed in certain official circles, wil
eliminate much of the controversial
toaltir that lias reduced the per.ee eon
feivnce to practically niurking time in
the past few days.
Many allied representatives, U was
Knid, do not upprecia.o "mt sentiment
an the Vnited Stt.tes ill nt permit
i-i Infinite prolongntion of the discussion
owing to America's desire to get its sol
diers home trom Europe " speedily as
po-sible. J' 1
Acorilinu to persons close to the
.,ident, he is said to have intimated
t the others of the "big four" that
unless thej, sessions begin to show real
t.mcIij he will publish to the world the
f.iets of ho is delaying the peace set
tlement and why.
Prompt Action Needed.
Things must to a head quickly,
according to the impression obtained by.
American cougraasinen after u conversa
tion with the presidenl yesterday.
The president trnnkl.v iliscussen mnny
,, e problems und said he wanted to
(Continued on page five)
.
Abe Martin
ntlir awful waste o' time is.wor
Tv n' over !h' dommti' affairs o' the
a'.ricnl stars. F-nie fj!k don't like t
a feller suceeej even if h'.'i work
an ' fir th' Lord.
MM
I
Americans la Siberia
Refuse To Aid Japanese
In Blow At Bolsheviki
London. Mar. 31. Americin troops
refused to cooperate with the J aptness
in fighting the bolsheviki near Blag
lovestcheuck, War Minister Tunaka
declared in answeriug questions put in
the Japniuse houe of representatives
Wednesday, a Tukio dispatch report
(d'U'day.
Asked if the Americans' refusal to
cooperate with the Japanese amounted
to subordination, Tanuliu replied that
the orders of "llcnoml Otnni, allied
commander in that region, ure effect
ive only when eonsistent with the prin
eiplos of America's national policies.
The Auieriean attitude, he said, prob
ably was due to a different ? between
the Americans and .Inpanese ns to what
constitutes bolshcvisiu.
lilitglovostehenslv
of Aur, .just inside
li'ouiier. tiitl) mills
ivnsti-k line.
i the province
Chino Siberian
h .vest of Vlad
the
nor!
mm
LAND CMS!
Legislation Had Emergency
Clause So Committeemen
Beidn Work At Once.
Alipointnicnt i.f the Ore jon state land
-eltliuuent comniissien, as proiidrd by
an act of Vlie recent legislature, was
announced by (iovcrnor Olcctt. The net
providing fur the criation of the coin-ini--iion
may inimediately prrcrcd with
its nurk.
The following tnoinlers were named
by the executive:
' Emery .t)in.-;tead, Portland, president
of the Noilhwi,stern National bank.
liuhert N. Stanfield, ."tanfiebl, iroui
ineut farmer, stockman and capitalist
of eastern Oregon.
Whitniy L. Boise, TVirffaml. virtual
ly father of the In ml in'ttlenient H't,
ami prominent in affairs of Portland
and the Willamette valley.
(1, H. Baker, Bend, secretary of the
Central Laboa council of that city, and
endorsed by leader, of 1hc state feder
ation of labor.
Charles Hall, Mtirsh field, president
of the Bunk of Southwestern Oregon
sad of the Coos und Curry Telephone
company and prominently identified
with xuried iudmiritis in southern Ore
gon .
Selection Made Carefully
'Selection of the pcrsonne' of this
board -was wade only after days of
consi.lenition and after conferences
with friend of the measure," said
lidovernor Olcott in making public the
names of the members. 'It lie. arnc up-1
parent to me curly in my ceiisiderut ion
of the act that with but five members j
oil itlie board it would be impossible
to see that all interests were directly
represented and obviously it became
necessary to exert every effort in cov
erinr the field as broadly as the limit
ed size of the commission would allow.
Aside, from the numerous iuti reMs in
volved, ' go ifruphiiV-iJ cons'.ilnntioris
had to b given careful attention as a
matter of ja ti, ? to ull the slate.
"Land settlement legislation is in .in
experimental stae. particularly in this
st;te, and as a result the success or
(jilurc of it will depend largely upon
tin; personnel of the commission .
"iir. Emery Olnu-tcad, president of
the Northni -'.ern National bank in
Portland, is acknowledged to be one
of the fiiiunciul leaders of the state:
he has been active in hind settlement
problems from the nturt and was a
ii. ember of the old voluntary commis
sion appointed ly Cljveruor Withy
combe. "Mr. Whitney L. Boise was one of
the prime movers in the land s-ttle-mcnt
question from its inception, was
also a member of the old enn mis.fi on,
and it was largely through his activi
ties that the present Idll was enacted
into a law.
"Mr. Robert X. Stanfield i;. known
in every section vf the state. He is a
practical farmer, with large holdings
that h has developed by liis own ac
tivities ard aside from h;s large stock
interests ba placed his grain and oth
er fanning activities ou a most scien
tific basis.
"Mr. O. H. Baker of Bend will rep
res nt organized labor on the commis
and comes from the heart of the
rngatcd section which ha, a decided
interest in scir.g the land settlement
i(ue;..iun continued in a at. 'factory
maimer. Mr. Baker received the hear
tiest er Ioriem'M.t from the baiting men
tin
the ranks of the federation or la
bor, who, with otbvr citizens. ay he is
coas-rvulive, yet at vi-rtheless broad-
Transportation Prowled
For Civilians In Buda Pest
By Edward Biug.
(1'nited Press Stuff Correspond-
Nit.
BudaPest. March 29.-A Hun
garian steamer was being Pre
pared today to convey down
the Danube to Belgrade any al
lied or neutral citiaens who
wished to leave the city. The
trip will be miulo under the
British flag.
The Red army is ini-reusing
daily. Eighty women at Szokcs
fehea volunteered but were re
fused. A soldier, 'convicted of rob
bery bv the revolutionary tri
bunal at Kcckskomont was
promptly executed. This was the
first execution since the soviet
government was established.
The educational commission
t'aa introduced the study of
.Mcrxisin in the schools. It has
also asked university students
assist in teaching the illiter
ate population to rend and
write.
Horse racing has been prohibit
ed, and all the race trncks will
be utilized as vegetable gardens.
J
Cleveland Socialists
Approve Program Of Reds
Cleveland. Ohio, Mnreh 111. Cleve
land's socia i-'t party today was lined
up wi!h the Kussian bolsheviki and Her
man Hp.rtacnns. At a meeting hero
yesterday it adopted a program provid
ing for:
Establishment of a prololnrbin dicta
torship and overthrow of capitalism.
Organi.atinn of workmen's and sol
dieis' councils to take over the govern
ment. Direct mass action instead-of present
political methods.
Election of socialists for the purpose
of "obstruction only.
Propaganda for revolutionary mdin
trial unionism.
A new international dnciclist party
with the boldieviki, the Nparlneana and
other left wing groups as member.
The meeting was secret, bix hundred
members with paid lip membership cards
were admitted. They include girls and
women with children in their arms.
flM SOCIETY URGED
GET BEHIND GARDEN
n . r l rrt
ureaaizTtfnn Kasucsiea 10
Assist In Creating Interest
1 . . 1 i .. 1 , .
Among Boys And Cirls.
Huiierintcndeut Todld, f the city
sidiools has recently received bulletiiu.
literature and blanks from the niitinii
nt bureau of education, apcaling to
the instructor to take up the lu.ttei
of garden instruction Bnd practice
among the pupils, h9 a means of sup-
plementing the work that is dune or I There wero 32D7 officar and ei
supposed to be ilonrjs-by tho 'boys and I on the 8ibnney, of the following orgaa
girls clubs in adding to the food pro jications: (l:(d infantry, badquarteii,
diiction of the United S:ates. This .Sicond battalion subiiIt comrmnv and
country in asked to produce 2H,000,0O0
ton,' of extra food ror rue Dcneru o
the destitute in Europe.
A definite program of instruction i na,i,.B and medical detacliiiitnts, head
mapped out by K. E. Chapman, of the quartets, supply and machine gun rom
rntional bureau, who presses to mo- nanies and compaaie A. iB. 1. K. L
biiize the school children of the cnun -
trv into "school garden army. inis(luii mmpany number 012. New York
matter was presented to the different
teachers -by Mr. Todd, and the cooMra-
tinn of the children solicited, but con
sidering the ristulU obtained in the
'wnr garden" campaign la.rt year, tt
is difficult to lie optimistic, inn ici
was pointo.1 out that the majority of
boys who are old fnough to make any
progress an gardening, are lookinif for
work that wil! nny them more in mon
ey than they could make out of garden
operations. TurthcriiKiri it must te
recognized that neither boy nor girl
can be induced to take up any auch
line of work unless there i Home ort
of incentive before them either prof
it or honors of omo form. Hero is
lino of work tbnt haa been suggested
for the .Sulem Floral aocicty, which
might enlarge its acepo to take in gar
den work a well as flower culture. A
series of modest prize offere d to boys
and girl f'r hih grade garden work , tania. They will Je returned to th
or flower culture might result in bene-lcamp from wlrich they were mobili)
fitting the children a well as in hekp-jed. probably in a week or twe.
ing the appearance of thcs town I Tho other organizationa arriving oa
which is in vast, need of improvement the Aquitanla went to Osmps Mills,
according to the outspoken sentiment
0 an enthusiast who was recently a
transient visitor in the lobby of the
Marion hotel. He had made m - nii - oeea -
SHIPWORKERS NORTH
PAC1HC YARDS VOTETO
DISOBEY STRIKE ORDER
Seattle Men To Stay At Work
And TacoTsa UiKons
Refuse Walkout.
Seattle, Wash.. March Sl.-Tl.ei-e writ (
be no shipyard a.rik, i. Seattle tumor-
row, April 1.
Despite the fact that Metal trade
' unions have been voting on th April
'l coastwise strike proposition during
i . . . . . .. -
.the lust week, no immediate action n
iCUM" . , I
, Hie result or me vo.e win 001 u-
jmade publie until triday night, at n tho French pluB presented last w-k
.nieeiing at tho labor temple. .'which propom-d that FrnnceN share of
Ballots cast during the lust week will jaj,.,,,,,!,!,., ,e lo.Umi,OOU,tHiO. A prom -jj.ibe
taken t Portlund to be officially in(ii( tinan(.ia) ,K.rt u, the I'nited
cliecneu ny coinmineea or 1110 rm
Coast District Council.
In the meantime, local Metal Tradei
officiuls are awaiting the return of
their delegates from the Washington, D
C. wane conference, who wircu Patur
'day asking that no strike action be tak
en before their arrival.
Tacoma Oppojca Stiilte.
Taeoma, Wash., Mareh 31. ResitlH
of last week's referendum vote on n
.iituiwiiln atrikn fnr Anrii 1 rIh.w st'voi
Tacoma ' Metal Trades unions ugainst
! the strike, six in favor, titid four no
voting. The boilermukera' ballot is stilt
lout.
' TI,o v,.t;.. .ill nnt . I'f,... llin r.n.t
1s"ipvarcl sitnatiou, as the proposed
April I striKo nns Deen posiponc'i in-
definitely.
Metal Trades officers expected thr.4
final count would show the total indi
idiinl votes of the union membership
i favor of the nronosed strike, as the
unions with tho largest nioiubeisliip
have been tiro strike.
(Continued a page tbroa)
FIRST INFANTRY UNITS OF
NINETY-FIRST ARE BACK
Transports Maui, Siboncy And
Alaskan Dock In New York
This Morning.
v. v,d, vr. ii ti. cii
transnorts arrived h.r. trwl..
Maui, Siboncy and Alaskan . Tht
Culgoa is scheduled to arrive this af
ternoon .
Returning on the Maui was Briga
dier Ueneral Wanford B. Stnnaherry,
commanding the 73d infantry brigade
headquarters and enmnaniea of the
IMith infantry, 65 officers and 217
men, the majority of whom were froat
Camp Sherman.
I Other organizations were casual com
.panics j-.'-'o, ;ow .inmer, J-a(. noma
aroiina, 122s, jmnois, nd na.
1 tend, aad special casual onipnv 71
73d infantry brigade headquarters, 15
casual officers ana Brest convalescent
detachment numbera 1.11 to 135 ineliii
ive. On the Alaskan were the 340th is
fantrv field and staff. Hae.end anil
, Third battalion headquarters ooinnanr.
supply conSranv. mess detachment, mcd
l ic.ul detachment and aompauiri E, P,
;, H. I, K, L, and M, forty officers end
iixl men, and casual eomi.auies SU
j Hn, c ,
Siboncy Ha Bib List
( companies P, 0 and II, 8ft officers and
mil mn, 304th infantry, field and
litafLhcailuuartcr Third battalion, ord
jand M, 51 officers and 2Usi men; cn-
special casual eompanic 18 and 1B,
rtt. Nnzaire convalescent detachment
number 130 and two casual officers.
The C'ulgoa ha 104 mea of th fob
M0wini? casual comoaniea: 382. Arkan
;,,. 3 Texas; 274, Worth Carolina;
2H9, scattered: 292, Tela; iHH, leas
sylvania.
The French dinar La Lorraine arriv
ed later with fist) passenger including
237 officer and soldier of th follow
ing casual corapanie: tt78, regular;
2477, sefitteredj JM78 Bonta Carolina;
24A0, Nebraska, and' 24M, acatMrrd;
special easual aompany 1:474, for dis
charge and four asna) offiMr.
Camo Lewi Han Aboard
The 347th field artillery, fifty af
ficer and 27SS men from Campa rtbr-
man,.Funtoa, ljnu and Dodge, amf
ed At t.'amp
llcrritt 11J, baring
j reached port yesterday ca the Aqai
Dix and I'pton to lit " cleaned up" b
fore bein sent to their initial camps,
Tuar were.: fc.ith diviaioa hendouarter
, and headniiartcrs troons: 16fi;h field
"6!G FOUR" SEEK TO
PRUNE FREKCH CLAIM
M
'Lloyd - George Suggests Coin-
promise netmang Ainouiu
Asked By trench.
rans. a.c.. .... .,.,. ....
-i to
tni) principal sul jeet of discussion.
An effort was to be made to dispose of
thi problem, which is understood to
have been chiefly instrumental indelay-
ins tho peaeo work (tming tne past
wek
Promjer Llovit- Ucone, it was learu
. rPiared to offer a aunsutute
Press todav that the "lug four" had
obtained the advice of several tinan
ccu (he matlor ami t,ut lie "under
stood the French proposal bntl neen
headed off."
Preach Claim Opposed.
While the informant did not reveal
the exact nature of the financier's ad
.vice, he indicated that President Wil
son ,iltl(j I.loyd-tieorge felt that 16.-
lM)0,t)00,ODO was excessive, inasmuch as
from 25,n0u,n00,OO0 to tu,(imi,nO0,(l00
linn heen nt'ieed on as the mnxiiniiiii of
reparation. He, added that the situa-
tiou is such that the i'reuch cannot ex
pert tu get en excessive amount,
Ueconciliation of the Preach view-
i.nint with that of the Other nllil (, WSH
admitted to present mui"i'"i
prooieui win oe iipp.ut... r...,-... ..i.
Iv, it was said. France has insisted on
tierniany paying n large proportion ol
the cost of the war. If she does not gel
lis large an amount as she anticipated,
then French people will be taxed heav
lor and will resent it, according to
French officials. On the other hand,
(Continued on pngo two)
SUBMARINES TO HELP LOAN
Washington, Mnreh 20. Five Oer
man auhinarinea, manned by Aniericun
crews, will leave for the foiled Mates
in lime to boost the fifth liberty loun,
i Admiral Wins informed the nuvy dr
1 rartment.
i Oiib of the five is the U-117, r, big
Ult'nil IIIIUO abjl'i Ull IIS llHUiu vair w
American wntflrs. It planted mines
along th Atlantic const last year. Be
cnuso of weather conditions, it la not
expected they will urrive much before
the latter part of April. In addition,
it is expected that one of the big cruis
er aubumrines will be procured later.
American naval experts will study the
boat during their stnv hero.
SENATE HAY FIGHT
OYER LEAGUE PACT
First Skirmish Expected While
Next Congress Is Being
Organized.
Wsit,ton, Mar. 31. The first
ski rrt itk in the league of nations but
tle probably will be fought while the
next aetata in being organized, short
ly before th opening of the coming
eitna e$iioa.
The aenata foreii'n relations com-
tit, nslieaR of which will be dstv
niincd at thai time, will be the center
of tli id preliminary encounter poMibly
I indioatiing which way the sentiment in
th senate i. (waving.
After th pence treaty, with the Ua
gas vovenani in it, is sent to the sen
at, oder present mien of procedure,
it will ba referred to the foreign re!a
liana Mcnmittsa.
Thi committee mny report it favor
sfbljr t, the senate, it may report it un
favorably, or report it withiut recom
Madatio or amendment.
Parti e Bach Want Majorlt
Whil the fommfltee report irr no
way srilt indicate the final senate a
tioa, tioth frien-i" and opmncnts of
th league are alive to the preliminary
advantage of a committee- report rav
orinj thai tide.
tut tin eaaon. Ixith aides are try-
ing to crwnire the foreign relations
tcommltte o that they will have th
asajonty on it.
Th first fight will come in republi
can eausos. when an effort will he
msde to fill the three or four repub
lican vacancies on the committee, with
leagae opponent-.
Th next part of the name will tie
ibetweaa -.republicans and democrat a
I la whether there would be nine repub-
I licana and eiubt democrats or ten re-
Washington Asking
Full Information On
Concessions To Japs
State Department Asks American Embassy At Mexico
City For Full Report On Alleged Development Grant.-.
In Lower California. Official Word Yet Lacking.
Matters Of Irritation Between United States And
Japan Accumulating Rapidly.
Washincton. Mar. 31.
asked the American embassy
eport on the alleged concession of land m Lower Califor
nia to Japanese interests.
In making this announcement the department addeJ
it had no official word from Mexico on the reported con
cession, was unable to determine as yet whether the land
was the sime as that to be sold two weeks ago by the Cal
ifornia and Mexico Land Company to Japanese interests,
whether the concession had actually been made or report
of it merely sent out as a "feeler."
-NEXT BEGiilS JUNE 2
With Exception Of One Yer-
diet, Every Case Was Found
For Defendant.
The spring term of the circuit court,
with Judge "Percy Kelly presiding came
to a close Friday evening, March 2S.
The summer term will begin Juno 2.
In the term of court just closed a rec
ord in tliv findings of tho jury wns
nindo quite different from tho usual jur
ies. With the exception of one verdict,
every cuse On trial was found bv the
1 .1... .!.. I I
' t, ' I" : . :;..K , .lthe fireworks attending tho issue both
won w.. that of H. M. Einlieott and
Wultei
er for
Winslow suing the city of Turn
an attorney's bill. There was
a difference of about $02 between the
bill presented to the city of Turner and
what the Turner aldermen thought was
right. Hence the Halem attorneys
brought ' suit and introduced evidence
from other lawyers to such an extent
that the jury decided that Messrs. Kudi
cott mid Winslow weru eulitled to the
fee they cliurgi d, Tho city of Turner
will pay he full bill hobbles all the ex
penses incurred ill tho son.
The first ense called for the past
term of court was Hears vs. Dancer.
It was a case of not having settled ev-
rv year with it tenant and finally Mr.
Hears claimed that Mr. Dancer used
some hay not belonging t him. The
jury figured that Mr. I)uncer owed
nothing and Mr. Hears
ill pay all costs
for bringing the suit.
Sued for Damage to Tree.
Tho second ensu culled was entitled
Bancroft Vs. Tho Huiinyside Telephone
company. Mr. Bancroft claimed the
company bad injured a tree to tne ex
tent of (MOO und sued for triple (lam
liges. lie didn't get ajiy but will be
obliged to pay the costs of tho suit.
The next suit was that of luderwood
against, Conklin, involving a question of
acreage in a land deal. Tho caso wns
non suited and u directed verdict on the
grounds that the time for filing suit
and expired. Here again the defend
ant won.
Tim soil nf Kei-rY vs. Bvcerson In
volved slock in a snwmill at Oates and: disclosed no furtaer cemmuiiicuuoos u.s.
suit was brought for 2oW. As air. I the subject. This government i traat
Herry lost, he pays th expense of the 'ing t the moderation and good judg
Kuit, jinent of the present Japanese nniHrflry
In the next caso, that of HaTlbeig to prevent any straining of existUs;
against tho Cherry City Mi-Is, counter I amicable relutioiis, it can be stated an
claims were put in by the defendant. ! tboritatively today.
Instead of Mr. Hnllberg winning hisi Meanwhle the .jingo press of Japan,
suit for 128, the jury figured that he a few headstrong military leaders aa4
owed the mill about 2U,6U. Thi L lotbcr extremist ontsi'le tne Ti.aio gov
will pnv besides the costs of the suit. eminent, have tried to magnify and
A liridgo nctoss tho Houtncrn Pacific. 'stimulate some little friction, pnriciilar
riuht of way between Turner and Hulem ly in Siberia. Cable dispatches taitay
was the cause of another suit, inerc : reported the Japanese war minister an
wns oino doubt as to who was respon- nounced in the diet that American
sible for the condition of tho bridge.! troops in Siberia had refued to fih
Hut Mr. LaPoinl sued thn rnilioad and. with the Jnnaniso ni.;inst tho bobdui-
lost, lie claimed criminal negligence
on the pi.rt of the railroad. Mr, Lui'oint
will pay the costs of the suit.
Slug Given Defendant.
In the case of Cropp v. Olson, in
volving possession of diamond ring
valued at 2.'0, the jury gave thn ring
to the woman who claimed it had been
given her by Dr. Cropp shortly beforo
his death, January S, 1H19. The tdmin
istrator of the estate of Dr. Cropp, not
being satisfied with losing, has filed no
tice of a pettiion for a new rriai.
In the case of the tat v. Boy Green
the Oregon Klectrie, brakesman who wn
charged with contributing to the delin
quency of a child, here ngain tho jury
gavo its verdict for the defendant.
A dispute in regard to earing for
sheep was tho cause of the caso entitled
La Follettc vs. Jones. Tho jury decided
ks usual in fnvor of the Ccsvnnanf. It
t fieured that Mr. Jones was entitled
The state department today
at Mexico City for a full
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press Htaff Correspondent.)
Washington, March 31. While prali
ubly purely coincidental, Koveitbclra
matter of irritation between tho Uni
ted tslntes and Japanese govornuicat
are beginning t0 accumulr.te.
Issues involves marked differences ia
ie point on the part of the rcscctiv"
nations now include:
1 The question of race equality be
fore the peti'o conference In Paris.
2 The Tien Tsin elali between,
American soldiers and Japaueio.
3 - The ipu stion of American coopera
tion with the Ji.paiuse in Hiberia
against real tint) alleged bulshcvist fao
tions. 4- Efforts of Japanese to get a foot
hold in Lower California.
Race Problem Conspicuous.
5 The sittiiition as regards tne Japa
nese claim for race equality a an ui
licle of the league of nations is clothed
in secrecy ut Paris but is coiispif nous
for the silence surrounding it there anil
l!,li"''1 HB flml . Jtt'' ""'
Tho
two other issues are growing more anil
mora prominent and there is likelihood
of a showdown 111 friendly diplomatic
fashion, on all three.
Mexico has suddenly injected herself,
into the sitiintion, according to advlcw
here, by grunting concessions to a Japa
nese corn corporation to exploit agricul
tural lands in Lower Cuiiforniu. Th
laud In question is understood to have
been the property, by concession in IHSt
of the Mexican Lund company. But llu
Mexican government says this conccv
sion is now void and the property bo
ilings to the government.
Thr.t the stute department will in
quire into the reported rienl if it al
ready has not done so was considered
certain today. Two weeks ugo, wncn, it
was reported that Japanese intercsta
were trying to acquire a truci 01 lanu
111 1. oner vtnrornia 110m uiu
aad Mexican Lan comuany of Los An
geles, the elate department iuUicatcit
such a purchase by the Japanese eoulil
not be viewed without concern and thi
I was taken to bu fneniiiy nonce 10
lican and Jiiinuiesc interests also. By
forwardig and publshing the senate res
olution of 1I2 opposing the sale of any
proper! , by Americans t any nation
which use the properly in n base from
which !o ultnrk the I lilted Ntutos tha
stale department is believed to hava
acted not merely t0 keep clear its ahirU
of American citiwns.
ruction II Magnified.
Hince then the state department h
iki, owing to ua a'"arent difference in
the respective Yankee ami Japaursa
vie Wioint us to what constituted a bol
shevist.
This difficulty not regarded a seri
ous here is understood to have has! its)
inceiition ia the refusal of LcneriJ
(Iraven, commander in chief of the Uni
ted States Siberian foreci, to give sol
dier sup'Mirt of Kolchak, Dcuikea anil
other would lie dictators of the Kussian,
conserve! iv factions.
Japs Favor Factions.
C.rives, guided from Washington,
took the position that American arm
should not be -used to further any wh-.
pcrialistic or monarchist scheme. Ha
insisting on maintaining the original
purpose of helping the Czecho Slovak!
through Siberia and preserving ordir
among quarrelling factions. Tho Amer
icans, eontmr to the Japanese, refusc,
to take sides in these factional fights.
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