C9;n norm atiavi UU VlUVULmiUli. (23 009 EEADERS DAILY) 4: Only Circulation ia Salem Guar 4 antecd by the Audit Barest! of Circulation. t FULL LEASED WIRE. Weatkr Report Oretoa: Tonight and Wcdifs- llav fair, gentle U'ds mutlv DISPATCH ES SPECIAL WILLAMETTE VAX- LEY NEWS SEBVICE. P nherW FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. CG. SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1919. PRICE TWO CENTS ON TRAIX3 AND KUW BTANOS F1VK CKNT (ft Ik fl (i ,- v -v.--- LEAGUE OF NATIONS TO RES UME FIR S T PL A CE IN PEACE CONFERNCES READING HEW COMlH IS SET FOR Tl iRSDAY Revised Draft Completed By Printers. Several Amend ments In. WOE DOCTRINE AND JAP CLAIMS THREATENED kiercaticnal Socialist And Labor Congress Asks Changes. By rred S. Ferguson. (United Press Staff Correspondent.)1,;. h i,14,; laulintE the Paris, April 1. The league of lint ions witi again oeeupv a prominent rolo in itlie peace work Thursday when the full le.;;iie eomniitte win meet to ,"ptv tin new covenant from the drafting t CO'i'inittee. The redraft, which w:;s completed by! the primers iule yesterday, contains "i ' aiiicies, the same as the oiioinnl draft. It is reardeil us beiuji consideialily i in -1 proved in welding and eiiiries several aiii''iidiiienls. Auiuiidiitents May Lose. I The nineiidiiient euveiiiijj the Monroe : ilodrine, dni'inrs claims for racial' Cfpi ility and I'rance's recommendation ' for an internal iAial tj neiul stuff may be liroiijflit up Thui'siluy, but no det'iuitoj infni null ion eotild be obtained ill thisi leiid. In borne (imrlers it was bo lie.ed they would all be abandoned. These four important now amend- mollis were Miiiiuuiea yesleulav by u fooimiltee renresenlitii the nvioit In. torn: I ion.'! I Sll.-iulUt I.,il ,. grvt ill Heme: The leinNo of milimw looishitic. Im.lv shall include representatives of the mi- ,iutU ''""kcr and tns navigator are Jiifitv parties in the various pallia. 1 "',l',,'"t, hut they express absolule con-m-oita ,w iv.. ii ... ii,.w.. ti, :..:.. 1 f'di lice in the success of the venture. parlies, iu order that it will come near-1 or l,ei.i representative of peoples ru-tli- cr than froverniueiits. Irish Voice Sought. Shiiip sort of represen rat lion shall be provided for uutionalticg within nations -obviously referring Partieularly to Ireland. ' The miiudatorv principle shall be kfpt open for the benefit of future members of the leasue, instead of attempting to . .. 1 (lihoose of r.ll mandntories ot this time. I'lmerr-.il free trade shall ui estab lished in all raw materials, with a view t i (oeveiiting a monopolr bv anv na lion, which would result ill ' hardships i.i for the laborers of any coiintrv unable to ol.ii.in suffici.oit supplies of these I l II1IUU1U Jnaron.ils. - Indications Point To Five Paw fnfnnof An DJ l VCUl HUClCOt UU liUHUa,r""nlanl a"d Ireland. Wc used 140 Washington, April t. Announcement , ft Abe Martin A woman 'U stick t' any man as long as she thinks some other woman would crbliiai. Mia Tawney Apple is takin' iri - I be-; win' lessons. Rkinelacd Strike Called For Wednesday Presents Ser ious Aspect. Ey Frank J. Taylor (1'uited Pros, staff correspondent) Berlin. Mar. 31. Tin- general strike declared in tho Rliinoland by tin- so viet for tomorrow is recorded ns thp 'possible beginning of a now caiut'aijjlii j to overthrow tilt? present government, jits full extent will nut bo eortitiii be I fori' it actually jot3 under way. Anions the demands being made by the vit't s are: L'ivi'-iii.iuicnt of all troops. Aiming of the proletariat. l-'riH .linn for all polit'. ,il prisoners. Immediate anil close relations with the b.iWn-clIti in Hungary ami llussin. Workmen in Berlin were unto to-il:t- over the government 'a arrest of I l-'rucst I ti u ni iu, leader of tin" city's so- wets. Ho is the. most important rad ical lea.ler, in xt to (lourgo I.e.hbour ....i ...l.. .,u,,n.,utl.l,. r,, tin- or. "."'". ; "' ' " ' ., , . - , ! Spartacltn uprisings in January. The Soviets claim his arn-st was the result "r the government 's fear of fiuiher I"'1'""'1""1- , m , TRANS- OCEAN FLITS TOSTART B APRIL 10 Havker Awaits Assembling Of Machine On New Found land Coast. St. Johns, N. V.. April 1. Pilot Huwker of the Sopwith aiiplano with which an attempt will be made to fly from New Fuundlund to Ireland, de dared, today lie expected to start not fWH New lalor than April 10, ""'v mv Ulp "l1"'"" " will '"' tho f"'st f'V across the Atlantic, Machine Not Freak. Tl"' "'tchinc was taken to the flying f. 1,1 vUm!i '"'' "waits the "nvul "f I"'I--J"'"cs en route hero, ?hoy B,'t' a'"mr1 " steiiinship Kyle, jammed in the ice off Low Ponit. This d;!'ay eVMUon of I1"' nirphme con- "'j1 "MJf U,,t Ilot enus,' tn0 8,art ! V"'""1 " uv posiponeii uuer man Anril 111 rtnulrn. ml. I April Jt), Hawker insists. Describing his plane, Hawker said: "The machine is by no means a jreais, out loiiows the general lines ot c"lls,,l,,'ti,"11 adopted by the Kowith war l)lnil designers. It is 4 feet wide and oi , -,i ,.t ... . r " ., "'KM au,'a,1". or(doclarcd he expected they wouM get hU , ,. " i-nnnig a (luv!l!?ht-to-duKk flornr.w n. Snm. I i rn ... I mander Oi ievo and I covered over 900 l miles in nine hours and five minutes CUPA ?. ,,alf dwtance between New gamins or petrol slmhtly over one tllir(1 rapacity of the tanks, may ugnt oil sea. i "We propose leaving 8t. Johns about 4 o 'clock-in the afternoon and traveling through tho night, we hope to pass the south const of Ireland shortly before noon the following dav, English time. arriving at the Brooklauds airdome near j London at 4 o'clock, a total flying timo , of 1 hours atid 30 minutes. ''In case we are forced to descend Into the sea, the 'fairing of the fuse lage is so constructed that it forms a I ooat large enough to support us both in water for some time. of a five per cent interest rate on tin $l!00,00u,000 war finance corporal ion bond issue caused much finunciat specu lation today as to its effect on the Vic tory loan. This rate is three-quarters per cent higher than any liberty bons have carried. It is equaicrt only by a farm loan board louns. A fc officials thouiiht the five per ' cent rate might be indicative of the in-1 jterest to be ottered at the victory is- t sue. Ooinion was freelv rifprpssed In off i-1 cial quarters that coining just before I the fifth -rett government loan, the fi- nance corporation interest rate could hardly be placed three ouarters per cent above that of the oopular issue without I disquieting effects. These officials bold that the war fi - nance enronrntion's 42M.O0.0fiO in one1 vesr "fiye4" will prove so .attractive g t ai,,nrb much ready money that hprwlsp wnobl W- mim for victnrv bonds. " WILSON'S PLAN TOHASTEWORK FAILS TO HURRY Delays Continue To Bar Pro gress On Framing Ot Final Treaty. "BIG FOUR" IN CONTACT WITH CRAVE Injection Of Hungarian Prob lem Iiito Debates Proves Real PiiZzle. By Carl D. Groat. (luited Press Staff Correspondent.; l'aiis, April 1. ilespue l'rosuleni Wilsons impatience at recent iteiuys. Ihere was strong ovuloiico that the "11 four" was still oncoiiiileiinn bars to progress when it resiuueu us acssiuini today. Jtcparntious, French territorial rlniins and the Hun.riau situation were uu derslood to Ci .istuule the principal but jects for ttunsideralioii. Sonic of the more optimistic dcloj:iUt believed the reparations (piestion woulu be rapidly cleared up, burring iiuforo seen cliaiiKCS in the present demands o various interests. Oilier, however, de clared the matter of repiuiions wui still lar from settlement, altliouuli aij mittiiiK there seems to be a tendency K sipiaie nil demands with tlenuany 'i ability to pay. Ilew Problem r-jeciea. The "hig tour" problems were furth or taiiffli'U by injection of the liuiigai iivn iuestion yesterday afternoon. Tli j "little five," or foreign minis tors council, whs called ill to discutK it, but decisions, If any were reachoa wore not revealed. The Krench have succoded iu bringing up the ipiestion of the left bank ol th liliine before the "big four." Thi matter also was considered at yester day's session, but as in the case of oth er matters, no statement wus iniido ro glmlin2 what happened. President Wilson's closest friend. have stated that he would publish to tin i world the causes and sources of delay i. the peace work if speedier action wer 'not foithcomiiiK . He was represente. as boinir ho)ieful this would not bo ne ossary. In 11 ipiarters, it wns unnou however, that he has brought stronn pressure to bea,- on his collctieiioH. iirH.j j Warning Made in Speech. Wilson's warning to his conferees re Kurdinjj delays is understood to hav, taken the form of n siieech in whirl, I.. 'told them the world is expecting facts ' action nnd results. H, Mi,l i i,ol. . "".v. v 1IU. viewponn ana achieve results. Tl,a 1. cm ..i i .in. t.ivm-m n ojjoucii lonoweu I long address by Premier CTemenceau n !?ardinir t'rencii terrilniliil ,.li.u Lt erward the conferees settled down to work and are reported to have accom plished more in the last, half hour ot the session than in several days preccd ing. May Admit Soviets. London, April 1-The Paris corre spondent of the Daily News said todaj mat ainea sttitosmon have submitted proposition to tho Russian soviet gov eminent whereby the bolsheviki woub (he admitted to the peace conference un dor certain conditions. ' Acordini? to the correspondent, th bolsheviki would bo required to ceasi financing propaganda, discontinue fighting and allow certain parts of Rus sia the right of self determination. President Names Barnes To Handle Wbeat Crop For 1911 Pnris, April L President Wilson to day announced appointment of Julius Barnes as head of the organization for handling the 1919 wheat crop under the ,'icnii guaraiuee. ine uppuini I ment was made on recommendation o Herbert Hoover. Hoover, it was runner announced w'H continued as chairman of ttie sugai ,,oar'l unt'l a" sugar contracts arc com p'eted, and as chairman of tne grain corporation until July i, atter waic Barnes will become responsible dirccth ,1" "' president. Hoover wilj remain M director gener aI ' relief work on behalf of the alliei an(l the American government nnti' npxt summer's haryest in Kurnne. when ' ipeetcd the food crisis will be pnssei. Wilson Releases Packers From Goyrnraent Control Washington April 1. AH packers were released from federal control of the food ad ministration license Sfistem by proclamation of !rosidnit Wil son, effective today. The president signet the proclamation iu Psris, the food ndministiation anuouiKed here today. The proclamation provides "that all pets nis, firms, cor poiations or as-Huaiens cnig inss in importl'is, maaufactur inK. including packing, stora je or distributing! fresh c".r."d or cured beef, poite, mutton or lard" heve Is-eu released from license by the fool administra tion. The president's proclamation removes all restrictions on mar gins of profits, which have been maintained during the war by tho food administration. These restrictions were framed to al low only a Id per cent profit to the packers on their turnover and a nine per cent profit on their total business. i l 1 t : I :i i IflTO FtAStBILlTY OF IPAL Piii Council Instructs Mayor To Name Body To Investigate Proposal Municipal ownership of the city's telephone lines came up for serious con idcralion at the meeting ot the city ouncil lust evening. Tho city fathers thought so fuvorably of considering city owned telephones, that Mayor Albin was instructed to appoint a committee of three t0 invest i.'e and repoit. The idea of the city owums own telephones was suggested lust cveniiij; by U. T. Busselle, consulting engineer, who ussisted City Attorney Muey at mo telephone hearing tl few dsys ugu in ortiand. it w-as at thu hearing that he telephono company asked of the ,Hiblie, service cominisison, permission to radically increase telephone rates in Sa lem, Salem Rates vng. Mr. nusselle said that Salem was pay ing a higher rates than any of the cities in the valley and he saw no reason why tho telephone company should pick on this city for its radical raise in rates. Illustrating what tho telephone com pany proposed to do, Mr. ltussellc said that it was asking of the public service ;oniiuisisoil the right to ra,so ousiiiobh telephones from $:i a month to $4.50; esidence phones from (2 a month to J2.75; two party lines from 1.7." a uonth to 2.2.'); four party lines from tl.50 a month to $2, and suburban ihonps from fLOO a month to :(. The plant of the telephone company . Salem is appraised at :)i),00, Mi. liiHselle said. Now if tho public erv jo commission docs permit a raise it. ates, he thought the city should do omcthing for itself. Hi: suggested that a municipal ph.nt ; erected in the city, claiming that it ould bo done for 200,0(Xi and that with an up-to-date plant, better service could be given than now received at 70 ler cent of the present cost to sub scribers. Figures Show Nothing. City Attornev Macy aafd that a tele- ihono company could mnko figures ihow anything. In one instance, h) laid that tho company claimed that the noro business it did, tho moro money it lost, and referred to Portland where there are 60,000 telephone at S a nonth rental Bnd still the Company claims it is losing money. Mr. Mr.cy said that the only business man in tho city who attended the hear ing in Portlund was I. Oreenbauin. Ho thought that Mr. Grcenbaum was woll posted on municipal matters and under stood the business end of a telephone ilant. But ho strenuously objected to Mr Oreenbiium's testimony before the :ominissinn that the telephone service icre was good. Mr. Macy thought it vas rotten and said that he could prove t by any hulf a dozen business men. On motion of Alderman Wiest, who hought tho telephone proposition was vorthy of consideration, the mayor waa nstructed to appoint committee and vhon this committee reports, the big liiesion of municipal ownership of tele ihoncf in Hiilcm will eome up for 4 hearing- ovtlard To San Francisco Fare Higher Uoder Nsw Rate Portland, Or., April 1. The railroad lassenger fare between this city and 'an Francisco became 423.46 today, in icrease of $2.46 ovpr the former rate. This is in acocrdance with 4 new 'ariff which went into effect on the 'outhern Pacific lines "this morning, taking a unform fare of 8 cents a mile II over the system, except where the 'are ha been more than i cents. No reductions have bea made. CLOSES All SCENES Stiak Bombs And Fights Arc Features Of Bitter May oralty Scrap. Chicago, April 1. Four hundred thotwi'id votes, more than half the city's registration wa estimated by election board officials to have been csst up to noon today in the Chicago mayoralty race. Chief Clerk Sullivan of the board predicted heavy voting would continue unlil the polls close at 4 p. m. and that practically every reg istered voter will cast a ballot. Complaints were made to the state's attorney's office that gunmen were in timidating voters in some precincts. Police reserves rushed to polls where disorders were reported, found most of the stories exaggerated. Chicago, April 1 .Appealing to ev ery passion and prejudice imaginable, workers for five mayoralty candidates today put the decision up to the peo ple of Chicago. The i li t lay between William Hale Thompson, ltobert M. Swiity.cr and MiwLay lloyuo. The letting campaign ended last night in wild scenes in various parts of the city. Clasho were numerous and hostilities finally became so bitter thai stink bombs were resorted to. Banners, were torn down resulting iu numerous fights between rival supporter and men and women shouted themselves hoarse from scores of band.wngons that pnrad.d the Loop district until far in the night. Polling Places Guarded To privent recurrences today, Chief of Police Onrrity detailed reserves to patrol the 215 voting precincts and guarded crowded s.-ctioiis of the city. Candidates' malingers freely pre dicted that no less thnn 700,1100 of the r.gistered vote of 702,000 will be cast. It was pointed out that no pre. urns campaign hud been so bitter. Last hour predictions of pluralities issued from each enmp ran from 70,000 io 17.1.000. Mayor William Kale Thompson, re publican nominee for reelection declar ed ho will iccrive 30 per cent of the registered veto. Hubert M, Sweitzer, democrat, will be elected by 100,000, according to pre dictions of his campaign manngers. Vots on Prohibition Macl,:iy llnyne, independent, noil partistineluimid election by I'.'.'.'MIO. John (Kit:',.itriek, ilabor I'lindii'tite and John M. Collins, socialist, claimed victory by from .10,000 to 7o,0'. Fit? Patrick said he will receive 22.",0(m votes. A vote was to be taken on the licpior ipiestion for Chicago. "Drys" refused to lako part in the campaign, consiuei ing it a deuiT issue. The polls opened at II a. m. and will close, at 4 p. m. Definite knowledge of the results were expected by K o'clock. following up ft strong campaign for FitKjiatrick, labor party workers de da c d sixty Ideal unions had ceased work for the day to picket tho polls and "see that labor is given a squaro ileal. " The picketing and stopping of work was not to be considered a strike( it was stated. SEATTLE TAKES OVER ALL TRACTION LINES City Pays $15,000,000 For Private System-Many Changes Made. Seattle, Wash.,' April 1. The cily of Hoattle is today owner and opera tor of the complete Htone Webster trac tion system here. Final details of the $15,000,000 purchase were cleared up Inst night. The city began operation at 11 p. in. Tho deal, according to traction offi ils, makes 8ettlo the largest mu nicipal street car renter in the country with the potiihle exception of Cleve land, Ohio. Kxprtss service that will cut down the time from the center of the city to practically all the outlying residen tial district in many cases a. much si fifteen minutes will be the first l great improvement in the operation of Hcattl traction lines. This according to Thomss V. Mur phine. tuperintendent of puhlic, utili ties, together with the installation of safety aonr In the downtown districts to make poesible speedier loading, will be one f the first important changes in oprration of the street railway sys tems. At II o'clock last night, according to the final agreement between the city father and the officer of the Pugct Sound Traction, Light and Power com pany all the physical equipment of the street railway line in the city became tho property of the city of Heattlo for a consideration of 1 5,1100,000. j Every street car in the eity is being (operated by the city today finder tho 'direction of Thomas l Morphine, whose department has complete charge 'of all traction lines. Land Sales to Japs Matter of Private Business Is Belief Official Washington Turning tions In Lower California Have Little International Significance.-- Mexican And Japanese Diplomats Minimize Importance Of Rumored Deals. Washington, April 1. lands in Lower California to be merely a private transaction without international significance, officials here In the absence of any subject, the view conveyed by less it was clear that a carefully laid plan of aggression bv some foreign government was behind such transactions as are reported going in Mexico, the United States gov ernment might not interfere. Advices at hand here, it is understood, indicate that neither the Mexican or Japanese governments are involv ed in the deal in Lower California. Washington, April 1. While awaiting official word from Mexico regarding , the reported land concession in Lower California to Japanese interests, diplo-jway, mats, officials and members or congress todt.v discussed the situation at length.; Mexican and Japanese diplomats con- tinned to minimize the importance of! the aliened movement of Japanese in- lorosls. while members of comrross saw in tho action serious danger, ivinie of the latter who are opposing the pro-i posod league of nnllnii stiy mm Ttio situation proves conclusively the necen-; oly of adhering to the -Monroe doctriuo; in existence is the only sure way of in whatever league miiy be formed. j combntl iiig such "aggressions" on th Mexican Ambassador llouillas, iu in ! American continent, interview with the I'nited Press today) I i:.,-r intornalioiml law, nenatot labelled the "jingo atempts" to create: Itortiti ef Idaho point-id out JupnneiM ill-feeling between the I'nited Str.tts1),, -ve a rlcht lo buy and Mexico has ft ind Mexico throne,)! the ' Japanese bug-' ri,;ht lo sell lauds in Lower Culiforni iboo" ns groundless nnd malicious. jo,- anywlivte els in Mexico. Regarding he reiwrt that Mexican1 I' ndi'r the longiie of nations covnnaiir, land is being confiscated by the govern-; he, aibbd, nuy i oiiiplniut of tho United -nent nud sold to the Japanese, Bonillns Stiiti s would havii to go to tha league' said: "The exploitation of binds in Mexico by tho government can only be effected through lengthy ottieinl procedure alter its owners have refused to make a sale, Titles Not Effected. "The negoliotiim would go through, local, state and federal channels and would become publicly known. Much) American lnnd in Lower CMnrormu Iiuh noon untenanted bv its owners in the; past few years. Permission to till nl vacant lands has been given resident , if the stale by executive order, This ,)rder In no way affects the title of j ownership of the laud but siiuio evident-1 iy believe that it means confiscation, ihe Mexican embassy has received, m confirmation of the Mexico ( lty an nouncement of negotiations of Jnpnitcsn lorn corporations for agricultural con cessions in Lower California. Bonillns, however, sees no menace to he Monroe doctrine or defiance to the , I'nited Mates in such proposals. Ho pointed out that tho Mexican constitu tion permits Japanese immigrants to be Mime citizens anil own property, as do ill the other Latin American republics. As shown how groundless tho fears of a Japanese foothold in Lower Cali fornia may be, ho recalled tho Magda lena bay incident in which Japan was reported to have attempted to obtain a coaling station in Mexican Pacific wat ers. This report, ho declared, had no other basis in fact than the employment of Japanese fishermen by a Mexican fishing corporation. League Opponents Alert. Meantime senate, league of nation President Alone Can Save Debs From Serving Sentence Washington, April 1. President Wilson alone can stay the hand of the law, which has ruled that Kugcne V. Debs, socialist leader and d"vernl times candidate for president of his parly's ticket, will go to jail for ten years for violation of the espionage law. The supreme court by refusing yes terday to grunt Dibs an appeal from the court's own decision against him, hns left him no other recourse, save the president. Whether the socialist leader will appeal to the president for clemency is unknown here. With threats by Debs' followers that there will bo strikes, bolshevist upris ing and other disturbance if he goes to the penitentinry,his case has arous ed widespread interest. The president, of course, cannot not until Debs or onio one representing him fcrmnlly presents an appenl for pardon. This goea first to the depart- I ment of justice, where the attorney general studies the case and makes 'recommendation either for or against I pardon or reduction of sentence. The president then acts. ESSEN STRIKE FENDS Copenhagen, April 1 . A general strike was scheduled in Essen for to day. The workers demand recognitioa of the soviet system, six hour day and a 25 percent increase in wages. To Theory That Transac The proposed sale of Mexican to Japanese interests appears believed today. official announcement on the officials today was that un opponents de!nred today if the now meager report:! t'n. t these sales or con- cessions are iicti'hllv granted or under are bom out,' the fact will be nsed as one of the main arguments against the lcuguo of nations covenant u nb- mittcil by President Wilson. Senators were wnry about eommout- ' f' direct quotation, poiutina out ,lmt "'w flom ML'xil iu " 1""" " ol ten proven uncertain on closer investi gation. 'pt,e argument that is beiuit leulntive- v reparod, however, runs aiong tho ies Hint the .Monroe doctrine as now executive council or whnteer body wa set up to decide dispui.lcs und with-it special reservation of the Minima doe- tune thorp would be absolutely nothing (o prevent the council deciding adverse iy to us. Coinprjny Waits Approval, Los Angeles, Cab, April 1 Annouuee- ineut by President Harry Chandlur of the Ciilil'oniin Mexican Laud & Cattle) company t.liat his company 's 800,000 ucii tf Lower California land will not be sold to Ji.puncse interests without the approval of the statu depaituiuut. was looked upon here i s somewhat (clarifying the situation caused by te- poi'ts Hint the land would be sold to japan. Chandler's stiitcmciit said his com pany's position (in the reported sale he denied the sale hsd been actually made now is the same as in 1017 when Japanese were negotiating to lease portion of tho tract. Thi.t position was sot out in a letter to the state depart ment. The letter als0 said the Japanese ne gotiating at that time would not con summate tho deal without approval f the American government. Land Purchased Outright. Deniul is made by Chandler thai tho company held any grant or concession. a (ieneral AiiiikIo Aguircc, Mexican minister of the interior, is reported in press dispatches to have said. Chandler declared the land was secured through direct purchaso from tho Mexican Rov eriimoiit at the full rasn prrco askod. "Tho rcforenco by the Mexican offi cial to special concessions made in con nection with the sale of these lands, must refer to lands adjoining our, which were secured by an Aoicrltau syndicate headed by J. P. Morgan at about the same time that our lunus wer purchased from the Mexican govern ment," the loiter said. "Their title were secured through concession which provided fur special colonization ef forts." Phelan Score Japs. Saciami'iito, Cub, April 1. Tho all absorbing topic today among the mem bers of the legislature nnd several hun dred others who packed the assembly clieuiber lo hoar fVnntor James D. Phe l:.n in his terrific attack on the Japa nese, and his doctrine t lint r-y old league of nations is better than no league at all. "The next war," he declares, "will j be fought on the Pacific. The Jn pa nes.' have that lust of world empire, similar to the kaiser, t0 reach out and conquer other laads." He told of the Japanese land law barring foreigners and excluding Chi nese coolie labor, declaring "and if thev do that they cannot come into court with rlean hands and complain ef America' barring them from this win try." "They are Jnpnnijiing the Tactfie coast," said Phelan, "and wherever else they feel It is desirable. They ur evading the land laws with corpoiations run by Japanese brains and Japanese, capital with stupid white men as fignre-heads."