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3 ROBERTUS LOVE.
THAT shall we do with the \J\/ Japs? What will the Japs do to usor try to dounless we do justice to them ac cording to their own interpretation of justice? No problem more delicately ticklish has arisen for Uncle Sam's so lution in these many years. It is a eenoug problem, by no means to be treated flippantly. The affair of the Japanese and the San Francisco public schools is mere ly a manifestation of the extraordinary ticklishness of the whole proposition. The Japanese are a people peculiarly sensitive. In this they are in direct contrast to the Chinese, to whom they are related in some degree by blood in herited from an ancient past. Your heathen Chinese shrinks only from a tlow caring little for a passive insult, but your Japanese gentleman possesses a sense of dignity which through long centuries has been cultivated to a cult, and if you look slantwise at him it is as bad as stepping on his toes. Excessively Polite. The Japanese sense of dignity is per haps his strongest racial characteris tic. It accounts for his extreme po liteness, a politeness which the Cau casian sometimes considers obsequious ness. But from the Japanese view point there is nothing cringing in his bowing and scraping and kotowing and his employment of superlative terms of veneration. These things are a part of his education, of the education of his ancestors from immemorial ages. The Little Brown Peril Sometimes tins excels of politeness is amusing, but it is always respectable The good fray poet of the Sierras, Joaqum Millei, at his home on the heights neat- San Francisco once told the piesont ..r-ter a little story point. The noet keeps two or thiee Japanese 3 nig men about his place. Until hei- death a jear ago his aged mother, ninety years old, lived with him. One day Mr Miller and his mother had occasion to ride down the hills to the town. A young Japanese hitched the horse to the buggy. lie was to act as driver. The buggy was a small ouc, and when the three were seated the Japanese observed that the poet's legs, which are handsomely long, were hanging outside the buggy bed. "The boy was greatly distressed," said Mr Miller "He had done his po lite best to dispose us comfortably in the buggy. Seeing my legs thus, he bowed profoundly and said, 'Ah, ven erable honorable sir, what shall we do (with your venerable honorable legs?' It is necessary to know the Japanese sensitiveness, which induces this "ven erable honorable" politeness, in order to understand why the Japanese gov ernment is so highly offended because of the segregation of Japanese school children in San Francisco. These chil dren have not been excluded from the schools. They have been placed in a public school built and maintained for children of Mongolian and Korean de scent. This school has all the facilities Of the schools for white children, with (teachers equally competent. It was es tablished some years ago by a munic ipal ordinance, but until the earth quake and fire altered conditions many of the Japanese children overflowed into the other public schools. The law was not enforced then. The recent de cision of the school board to enforce [the segregation law is the occasion of the present difficulty. San Franciscans present many rea sons why Japanese and Chinese chil dren should not be permitted to attend A Ticklish Question For Uncle Sam Is the "Vener able Honorable" Japanese Problem How the Segregation of Young Nipponese In San Francisco's Schools Has Punctured the Dignity of the Mikado's SonsWhy California Objects to the Japanese and Kicks Against Edu cating a Large Alien Population the schools where the white children are educated. These reasons apply more particularly to the Japanese than to the Chinese, because there are so many Japanese youths nearly full grown who want to go to school. Par ents object to having their little girls and boys of tender years sit alongside big fellows from Nippon, in many in stances believed to be more than eight een years old. It is quite probable that they would object to white youths of the corresponding maturity for obvious reasons. What the young Japanese chiefly want to learn is English, and most of them must begin in the pri mary grades. Their Dignity Punctured. When the order of segregation in conformance with the local law was announced the Japanese seemed to take It as a studied affront. Their sense of dignity was lacerated. In other words, they were stung. They felt that it was a discrimination that punctured their dignity. They arose in protest to the powers at Washington, appealing their brotest through Ambassador Aokl up to the mikado's government, the court of last resort with every son of Japan. There are those who point out as justification for San Francisco's action the fact that in our own country a large class of our own citizens, the ne groes, is segregated as to public school instruction in many states. They urge this as a reason why Japan should come down from her high horse and be reasonable. But that is throwing fuel on the fire. The ministers of state In J, -cKool Frarvciscc _^S^o whic3.T\. Jfcpwvese _. Object Japan as 'well as the Nipponese resi dents in America know very well that our negro citizens are educated in sep arate schools in certain states because of the strong race prejudice The Jap anese themselves in America come to absorb more or less of this race preju dice in relation to the negro, and even where they take the broader view of the solidarity of the human race they resent anything that tends to class them with the negroes, because they know that the negro is looked down upon in certain sections, and they do not care to be looked down upon them selves. They won't stand that. While San Francisco seems to have good reason for segregating the Cau casian and the oriental in its public schools because of the radical differ ence required in the methods of teach ing an English speaking child of seven years and a non-English speaking youth of eighteen, there is no denying that race prejudice enters unofficially into the problem. There is a race prob lem on the Pacific coast which for the present touches no other section of the Union. Formerly It had to do with the Chinese, and it was not until the prob lem reached and touched practically every part of the country In some measure that the Chinese exclusion act was passed through congress. The memorable Dennis Kearney agitation against the Chinese in San Francisco twenty years ago was the forerunner of Chinese exclusion. Does the pres ent Imbroglio portend Japanese exclu sion? That is the question which peo ple throughout the United States are asking. A Ticklish Problem. Congressman Everis A. Hayes of Cal ifornia already has a Japanese exclu sion act before congress, and the other day he was on the point of introduc ing a joint resolution requesting the president to bring about a new treaty with Japan which would leave the United States free to handle the Japa- 6 TBJE PBtNCBTON UNION: THTJBSDiX DECEMBER 13, 1906. nese Immigration question as this coun try might deem proper. Only Presi dent Roosevelt's earnest protest that such a measure would be ill timed prevented Mr. Hayes from taking this action. The president seems to be striving to avoid poking the coals. He Is aware that the venerable honorable Japanese problem is ticklish, and he sees the necessity of politeness. Ac cordingly for the present he seems to have sheathed the big stick and re sumed the presidential smile. The average citizen, irrespective of party, no doubt will assent to this course as the way of wisdom. We are not look ing for trouble with Jap|in. This is not a party question. It concerns all the people. Peace with honor, peace with politenessthat is the thing. The race question as to the Japanese in California and elsewhere on the Pawhat cific coast is sectional just now, but it may become general. San Francisco does not object to the Japanese in a racial sense on the same ground as the south objects to the negro. The ob jection is based, strange to say, large ly upon the aptitude of the Japanese for acquiring American business effi ciency and for taking the place of the white man as a workman. The Jap as everybody in California calls Min is apt. He picks up information with surprising celerity and adapts it to his uses with amazing ease. He is not an intellectual inferior. There is not so very much objection to his inter marriage with the whitesnone at all in many instances. In this respect he is not to be considered along with the Chinese. The Jap is of a higher order. Union Labor Aroused. California has discovered that the Japanese are taking away the white man's business and the white man's job. Union labor, which is particular ly strong in San Francisco, is up in arms against the Nipponese for that reason. There is a state labor or ganization in opposition to Japanese encroachments. When they find it de sirable these imported people can work very much more cheaply than white men can work, because they can live more cheaply. The same condition ob tains in business. They can make money where white men would find a hard struggle. With the Japanese com petition in business many white men go to the wall. There is a man in Japan named Ni shomura, who controls the cobbler trade in San Francisco. He operates a regular monopoly in shoe mending. His monopoly extends to other impor tant towns in California. He has a system, operated by his agents in that state, which has made it almost imper ative for you to get your shoes soled by a Jap. He is rich and lives in his flowery Japan. One Uchigama of San Francisco mo nopolizes the potato growing business in the rich Sacramento valley. He is a millionaire. He corners the San Fran cisco spud market when he likes. He employs Jap labor altogether on his vast potato plantations. One Nagasama of San Francisco owns and operates one of the largest vineyards in California. He used to be a domestic servant, a "housemaid." He is worth millions. His wines are drank in New York, Liverpool, London, in each of which cities he maintains branch establishments Not Americans, but Subjects of Japan. There is growing up in California a line of Japanese communities in the midst of white communities. The Japs have their own banks, their own shops, their own clubs. They are not citizens of the United States, but subjects of Japan They come over, in fact, to ac quire occidental culture and occidental cash, returning to apply these two con venient commodities to the glory of Nippon and to their own personal ad vancement in the land of flowers Each Jap who takes American education and American money to his native island adds to the intellectual and material strength of his empire. He adds also to its fighting strength. Therein lies food for thought Fifty years ago the United States opened Japan to modern civilization. We crow ed about it for nearly fifty years. We sent our emissaries to the island em pire, teaching them about the white man's God. Yet the Shinto shrine and the Buddhist temple flourish in San Francisco, and in the great temple vt Tokyo the 14,000 gods of ancient Nip pon still grin with sardonic grimness, and the greatest of these is the war god. The Japanese can fight. Did they not whip the Chinese in 1894 and the Rus sians in 1904? Only the other day they launched the most powerful bat tleship afloat and from a native ship yard too. They learned how to build it from us and from Europeans. In America and Europe they are learning, learning, day by day and year by year. Shall San Francisco at its own ex pense educate a large alien population so that this population may return to Japan and use the education thus ac quired in strengthening the mikado's empire to the end that the empire may fight more vigorously and more intelli gently against us in the event of war when the ultimate mastership of the Pacific shall be determined? This is what California is asking, and the question has percolated to the Atlantic coast. The president sent his secretary of commerce and labor, Mr. Metcalf, to San Francisco to study the,situation. Mr. Metcalf lives In a San Francisco suburb. His report should be interest ing. In any event the problem is a big one and constantly growing bigger Wisdom suggests that it should be han dled without the hysteria of prejudice, but on broad grounds of international diplomacy. Let us be firm let us look to our interests let us stand for our rights and let us be polite. Expurgated. One of the religious weeklies in forms us that Schuyler Van Dm and Elizabeth Adms were married last week at Dl's Lake, Minn. Mr. Van Dm comes of an old family of Amsterm, N. Y., and now has exten sive mining interests in Hena, Mont. Some years ago he had a narrow es cape from drowning while attempting to pass in a rowboat through Hlgate, New York. Let us hope that the life which is opening up before the happy young couple may be free from the profanations which so often creep in to destroy the innocence of love's young dream.Chicago Record-Her ald. 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