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Vol. VI. No. 97.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, J907.
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THE COMPROMISE WITH JAPAN
DISCUSSION BY PROF. MAXEY OF SETTLEMENT
REACHED IN JAPANESE CONTROVERSY.
Neither Nation Prepared or Desirous For War Extent of
Treaty-making Power of United States In
fluence of Labor Leaders.
But a few weeks ago there were
those in Congress and out of Congress
who saw In the Japanese protest
against the exclusion of Japanese
children from the public schools of
San Francisco a sure Indication that
Japan was desirous of provoking war
with the United States. -Men like
Senator Perkins and Richmond P.
Hobson saw in the protest an ultima
tum and that our only choice wan
surrender or fight. To their minds
the school question was merely a pre
tnh for hrlnclne on a war in order
that they might seize the Philippines
If their conclusion, that what Japan
really wanted was a war with the
United States, were correct, the situa
tion was indeed a serious one, for
Japan could seize those posesslons
and fortify them before the United
States could offer any very serious re
sistance. Once in possession and
fortified, Japan could act upon the
defensive and the United States ould
take Its choice between assuming the
very anucuit ana expousivu "o ui
dislodging them or abandoning to
them Its possessions in the Pacific. It
would no doubt choose the former,
and 'because of its stronger financial
condition and vastly greater re
sources, would be reasonably sure to
win in an endurance contest. But the
cost would be tremendous. It Is there
fore fortunate for the United States,
for Japan and for clvlllzatlpn that
these prophets of evil were incorrect
in their hasty conclusion that Japan
.wanted war with the United States.
The fact is that war with the United
States isjust what Japan does not
want Tbe friendship of the United
ites has been and Is to Japan a
much more valuable asset than the
Philippines and Hawaii. lb is there
fore unreasonable to suppose that she
would sacrifice the former .f or a mere
prospect of possessing the latter, with
the likelihood of financial ruin which
an attempt to- possess Ihem in this
way would entail, even If successful.
When, therefore, we consider that
oven when viewed from the most
favorable standpoint the prospect is
decidedly unpromising, It would be
little short of madness for Japan to
assume the risks of war Hitherto
Japan has pursued a wise and con
servative foreign1 policy and there is
little basis for the conclusion that she
hasnow made up her mind to run
Now that Japan has In Corea and
Manchuria an outlet for her surplus
population and energy, there Is every
reason to believe that she will de
vote her energies to dvelopment In
that direction rather than provoke a
war which would lose to her the fruits
of her -victory over Russia. A few
years ago her necessity for an outlet
was such 'as to justify the taking of
great chances in order to secure It,
but this outlet she now has. The need
of a field In which to expand has been
satisfied for the present and it will
be several years before It will again
But can the Japaneso protest bo
explained upon nny other ground than
that of a desire to provoke war with
the United States? Had she any real
grievance? Article I of the treaty of
1894 between Japan and the United
State.8 roads as follows:
"The citizens or subjects of each of
the two high contracting parties shall
have full liberty to enter, travel, or
reside in any part of the territories
of the other contracting- party and
shalf enjoy full and perfect protection
for their persons and property.
In whatever relates to residence and
travel; to the possession of goods and
effects of any kind; the citizens or
subjects of each contracting party
shall enjoy In the territories of the
other the same privileges, liberties
and rights and shall be subject to no
higher charges In thees respects than
citizens or subjects of the most favor
It Is true that thlsdoes not in ex
press terms granfto Japanese children
the right to- attend the same public
schoolsali white children. In fact It
does 'not In express terms grant to
them the right to attend any public
schools. But the rule of Interpreta
tion applied to treaties Is different
from that applied to criminal statutes.
For while the latter are interpreted
according to the rule of strict con
struction, treaties are interpreted
liberally. By conceding to them the
right to attend the public schools for
orientals we admit that we do not
Intend to apply the rule of strict con
struction. Nor, indeed, wovjPo1 It be consistent
or lawful to apply one rule in, Inter
preting treaties with Japan and a
more liberal rule in construing treat
ies with other nations. The very pur
pose of the most favored nation clause
is to prevent discrimination of this
sort as well as of any other sort. As
we would not, while this treaty Is In
force, have a lawful right to grant
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Y. M.-C. A.
President) Brown Names the Various
The following is a list of the Sonlor
Committees, tho announcement of
which will be made at tho next Sonlor
Chapel Exercises Cleo Howard,
chairman, Ela Boose, Minnie Swezoy.
Ivy Day Hugh Craig, chairman,
L. A. HusBorg, Mary Morgan, Boatrlco
Clark, Clarence Parmoleo, S. M.
Thompson, Myrtle Kauffman.
Class Song Alice Davis', chairman,
Luclle Long, Noll Ensor.
Class Poem Dorothy Groon, chair
man, Alice Agee, Mabel Cramo.r
Commemoration W. C. Ramsey,
chairman, Louise Brace, Val Kendall,
Harry Mantor, Donna Withoy, B. C.
Class Yell Prod Upson, chairman,
B. S. Rush, Loyd Ddnslow.
Sneak Day A. G. Schrelbor, chair
man. C. C. McWilliams. L. K.
Needham, W. C. Ramsey, Eleanor An
drews, Rona Osborne, G. W. Cheney,
Commencement Invitations L. C.
Syford, chairman, Luolla Agee, F. A.
Schmidt, Camlllo Hall.
Interclass Athletics C. C. McWil
liams, chairman, D. D. Drain, W. E.
Finance H. W. White, chairman,
Funnle Graves, Emma Hanlon, W. A.
Posey. G. F. Williams, Mabel Mould,
Clara Heimrod, George Hartsough.
Cornhusker Committee Fred Up
son, chairman, H. G. Meyers, Leigh
Tho baseball manager and the Ivy
Day orator will be announced next
Track Men, AttentlonI
Every man who has ever done any
track work whatever or thinks ho may
have some ability along that lino Is
urgently requested to attend tho pre
liminary meeting of candidates In the
Armory this afternoon at 2:30. Dr.
Clapp and others will speak and it Is
the desire to arouse some enthusiasm.
AmeB and Minnesota are both already
at work indoors and Nebraska men
must get busy.
Junior Doings Tonight.
The Slssors Party which occurs this
evening furnishes almost tho only topic
of conversation among Juniors today.
The spectacular relay races and the
tantalizing pie eating contest promise
to furnish excitement and amusement,,
while the unparalled feats of ventrilo
quism by the famous 'Mormon are ex
pected to be a strong feature.
Lost A diamond ring In Unl. Hall
Thursday forenoon. Finder pleade
leave at Registrar's office.
O O 00000000000
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DEFEAT.8 DENVER UNIVERSITY
BY 8CORE OF 40 TO 13.
Nebraska Does Good Team Work
Denver 8hows Effect of
Tho gnmo started at 8:25. Walsh
scored tho first goal In two minutes
of play followed by another by Mosor.
Nobraska played rathor rough ball
and fouled Hcvoral times, Siddous
throwing tho goals. Captain Sochrist
then threw a field goal aftor which Ne
braska started to pull away, tho first
half ending with a score of 20-8.
Clarke, Scchrlst and Slddons played
tho best gamo for, Denver with Boll,
Burruss and Walsh doing tho star
work for Nebraska. Mosor outjumpod
Clarke at centor and made several
goals. Dwight Boll and BurrusB, how
ovor, played tho star gamo, keeping
the ball almost continually away from
The second half started with a rush,
Krake scoring tho first goal. Tho
Denver team showed tho effect of tholr
long trip, their forwards allowing Boll
and Burruss to throw three goals. Tho
Nobraska guards played a groat gamo,
Burruss although new at guard, played
well up to tho standard of the oldor
Bell, whoso place he took. Dwight
Boll played his usual "scrappy" game.
The Denver guards and center played
a good game, keeping their men well
covered. Denver has been on a two
weeks trip and was rathor worn out
but played a nervy gamo throughout.
The socond half was shortened on
this account, the game ondlng with a
score of 40-13. Tho following Is tho
Noll R. F Krake
Slddons L. G Mosor
Clarke C Walsh
Hennlng L. G Burress
Sechrlst (Cap.)..R. G Bell (D)
Referee, Hawkoj Umpire Hoar.
At a mooting of the Freshman class
held yesterday noon In Memorial Hall,
tho class received the report of tho
hat committee and voted to adopt as
official headgear, a white felt teles
cope with the numerals '10 In green
upon it. Hats may be ordered of the
J. A. Parks, of York, who was In
town the first of the week and who
camo down especlally..tq attend tho
Glee Club rehearsal Tuesday evening,
expressed himself as extremely well
pleased by pur musical organization,
and promises good attendance at the
concert to be given at York next Tues
day evening. Mr. Parks, who is an
uncle to .Chester Parks, the pianist
of the Glee Club, composes, arranges
and publishes music of all sorts; and
his work Is widely used, the Glee Club
itself having many of his arrange
ments of popular airs.
Prof. Barber went to Wilbur yester.
day to give a talk" at the high school,
there in the afternoon and one' in the
evening to ' the teachers and towns
people. ' j ;
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