tween the races. The Japanese law is
more drastic than the California law.
Why should California revoke her
law then?" Richard P. Hdbson.
"Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 29.
BY- REP. FLO&DJ3F VIRGINIA.
Chairman of House on Foreign
No, I do not think we are going to
have war. Whether the law should
be repealed or not is a matter wholly
in the hands of California and one
that she alone should decide.
Henry D. Flood.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 29,..
'. 1 r i BY NORMAN HAPGOOD.
Editor of Harper's Weekly.
I do not expect war with Japan and
I Believe California is right in her
alien land law. I s.ee no reason why
any alien, oriental or occidental,
should own lands. .. .
New.York Jan. 29.
BY HON. CHAS. F. THWING.
President Western Reserve University
at Cleveland, O.
f think the general principal of the
freedom of. the movement of all peo
ples to all parts of the world funda
mental to the highest development of
There is not the least danger of
war between Japan and ourselves.
Japan loves peace even more than the
best people in America.
Chas. F. Thwing. N
Cleveland, O., Jan. 29.
BY HARRY LANE.
U. S. Senator from. Oregon.
It is hard to say whether we might
have war or not. I think we are to
have trouble of some kind with Jap
an. AS to whether California ought to
repeal her law, that is a debatable
question. California is not to blame
foe wanting to exclude the Japanese
from land ownership. The Japanese
.are not to blame, either. They have
been brought in in large parts by
railroads and contractors in order to
lower the wages of American work
men. They are a shrewd people, they
like the climate, the wages are higher
than in their own country, and their
own country is crowded. Just how
the question -should be settled it is
impossible for me to say, as I am not
sufficiently advised. Harry Lane.
Washington, D. C, Jan.29.
BY ONOTO WATANNA.
Japanese-American Author of "A
. Japanese Nightingale;" Etc.
, Japan win ;not go to war unless well
prepared., Jler ,ipat history proves
that the alien land Jaw should be. re
pealed 'because, it is unjust -and af
fronts a friendly and proud nation.
New -York, Jan, 29.
BY HIRAM W. JOHNSON.
Governor of California.
I should be glad to express my
views, which are very pronounced,
upon the alien land law and the Jap
anese situation, but these matters ap
parently are now the subject of inter
national diplomatic negotiation and
the expression of our Calif ornia views
might be inappropriate or embarass
ing. .Hiram W. Johnson
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 29.
o o .
Visitor How you are growing,
Tommy! I suppose you'll soon be
stepping into your father's shoes'?, ,
Tommy Shouldn't beurprised. TI
have to wear everything else of his!
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