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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 23. 15)13 TWKLVK PAUKK.
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TO OTHER POWERS
It Demands that Immediate Action
Be Taken to Drive the Mon
tenegrins from Scutari.
SPEEDY DECISION IS WANTED
Will Do Job Single-Handed if the
KING NICHOLAS STANDS PAT
Says Captured City is Montenegrin
from Now On.
CONDITIONS ARE AGAIN CRITICAL
German 1'orelnn Office for First
Time Una So fttntement to Make
AmbunandorM of Powers
IONDON. April 24.-"ToKe Immediate
combined action to turn the Montenegrins
out of Scutari or we shall do it alone,"
declares a circular note sent by the
Austro-Hungarlan government to the
powers today. The note Is virtually nn
Austria-Hungary declares It cunnot
permit the Montenegrins to flout the de
cision of the great powers. Tho prestige
of the European nations has been vio
lated, says the note, and Austro-Hungary
demands that the powers decide promptly
on the steps to be taken to restore that
prestige, adding that if the powers
should bo unable to reach a speedy de
cision It will see to it that the will of
Kurope Is respected nnd that the Monte
negrins vacate Scuturl.
'iClntr Nicholas In Defiant.
CF.TTINJE, April 24. "Scutari is from
today Montenegrin," was the defiant
reply of King Nicholas today to the
European Invitation to surrender the
hard won Turkish citadel.
The king made this statement in tho
course of a speech delivered from thu
balcony of the royul palace. Among his
audience wero the ministers of tho Bnl
kan states, who came to congratulate
him. He added:
"Should Europe still think of snatching
Scutari from Montenegro, which has.
given its life blood to tako it, Europe
will have to carry out the task by force
Peace of Europe Threatened.
BEUL.IN, April L'4. There are many In
dications here today that tho German
government and public regard tho Eu
ropean situation as critical. A high dip
lomatic official said today:
"Europe has entered another crisis ns
gravo as that which preceded the Austro
The, press bureau of tne uerman loreisu
orncs. conirary jo "; ..iattalntsl snfficJcmt jUJutf a..lo..1itt ah.
prepurMapuuy mm-r siui.w v'orrnrls'tcStaitnobollso their
In regard to tne ultimatum io .uuiue
negro or to tho general situation. An
official, however, believed It probable
that force would have to be employed to
expel the Montenegrins from Scutari.
The official view hero Is that all the
European powers will work together until
the problom has been solved.
A feeling of consternation and helpless
ness was displayed ut yesterday's con
ference of the ambassadors in London.
According to advices received here the
representatives of all tho nations, In
cluding Russia, agreed that the decision
of the powers concerning Scutari must un
enforced, but are nonplused aa to how
Montenegro was to be coerced.
Kntaer Cnneela Trip.
The Imperial chancellor and the foreign
minister visited the budget committee of
the Imperial Parliament today in order
to make a confidential communication to
Its members, in regard to the International
.Tho cancellation by Emperor William of
his proposed trip on the steamship lin
perator and his determination to return
to Berlin from Hamburg on April 13 ore
attributed In well Informed quarters to
the crisis brought about by the fall of
Bcutarl. The stock market was demoral
Ued today by the fears of grave political
complications. Investors and speculators
started realizing at the opening. Then
prices slightly recovered on the strength
of Premier Asqulth's speech nnd on tht
Iiondon Times' editorial insisting upon ar.
Albanian Scutari. The market again
broke later on and there was heavy sell
ing on tho report received from Vienna,
stating that Austria had demanded that
the powers send an ultimatum to Mon
tenegro. Austria-Hungary telegraphed to all Uie
other powers yesterday demanding that
they send an ultimatum to Montenegro to
evacuate Scutari within forty-eight hours,
according to an unconfirmed dispatch
from Vienna to the 55ettung-Am-Mlttag.
Otherwise, Austria declares, it and Its
nllles will take steps to protect Its politi
Italy Fenra fienernl War.
HOME, April 26. Very active exchanges
pf communications between Rome and
Vienna over Scutari Is going on, Italy and
Austria-Hungary being directly Interested
in the question of the future of Albania.
Austria-Hungary Is determined to aot
alone. It appears If it Is not backed by
the other powers In obtaining the evaoua
lion of Scutari by the Montenegrons and
an Europeaen conflagration will almost
certainly be the result ot such action,
According to well Informed opinion.
The efforts of Italy, therefore, aro
directed at preventing the Isolation of
Austria-Hungary and convincing Mon-
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Bryan Explains Plan
For Peace Treaties
to Diplomatic Corps
WVSHINC.TON. April 21. - Secretary
Bryan today laid before the diplomatic
corps his plans for Intel national agree
ment peace. Almot every iimbHssadoi
and minister In Washington met at the
secretary's office at noon In response to
his invitation and heard his explanation
of the plan which soon will be the basis
of treaty negotiations.
Mr. Bryan later said the outline ho pre
sented to the diplomats did not go Into
detail because details are a matter of
agreement between the contracting na
tions and might be different in definite
' The statement presented to the diplo
matic representatives." said Secretary
Bryan. "Is only Intended to set forth the
ma'n proposition, namely, that the presi
dent desires to enter Into an agreement
with each nation for the Investigation of
ail questions of every nature whatever.
This agreement Is Intended tc supple
ment the arbitration treaties now in ex
istence and those that may be made
hereafter. Arbitration treaties already
except some riueatlons front arbitration.
The agreement proposed by the presi
dent is Intended to close the gap and
leave no dispute that can become a cause
for war without Investigation.
"The lime for the report to he made Is
left to be agreed upon, and It may be
that the tlmo will tllffer in different
cases, but any time, however short, fur
nishes an opportunity for investigation
and deliberation, and It Is hoped that the
period provided for Investigation and de
liberation will be sufficient to secure a
settlement without resort to war.
"Each party in to reserve the right to
act Independently after a report Ih sub
mitted, but It Is not likely thu a nation
will declare war after it had had an op
portunity to coiifer during the Investi
gation with the opposing nation.
"But whether the proposed agreement
accomplishes as much as Is hoped for It
is nt least a step In the direction of unl
ersat' peace, and I am pleased to be
the agent through whom the president
presents this proposition to the powers
Vote in Favor of a
Resumption of Work
BRUSSELS. April 24. The delegates to
tho national socialist congress voted to
day by three-fourths majority to termi
nate the strike and resume work Imme
diately. Ono thousand delegates from all parts
of Belgium wero present. Deputy An
seole, ono of the socialist leaders, opened
the proceedings with a lengthy apcech on
behalf of the strlko committee. He re
viewed tho objects, tho progress and the
i result of the strike, whluli he Bald had
await the course of events.
BAN FRANCISCO, Cat.. April 21.
Eight members of the San Francisco
pollco department four detectives and
four patrolmen who have been nc
cused by members of an organized gang
of bunco men with having shared In
the profits of their illegal operations
wero suspended by Chief of Police White
today pending an Investigation of tho
Chief White's action came as the re
sult of a personal investigation lasting
Blnce Tuesday, when Frank Cordalio,
nlias Corrlgan, Just boforo receiving a
sentence of seven years for complicity
in a bunco" deal, made a statement In
open court accusing certain officers of
having accepted part of his Illegal earn
ings. There are other members of Cor
dano'a gang, two of them now In tho
penitentiary and tho third awaiting sen
tence, who have since made similar state
ments to Inquisitors.
File Charges Against
WASHINGTON, April 21-Charges of
official misconduct havo been preferred
to tho Department of Justice by J. I.
Sheppard of Fort Scott, Kan., against
United States Attorney II. J. Bone for
the district of Kansas and II. Dueberg,
a special agtnt of the department, in con
nection with the prosecution of E. V.
Debs, Fred D. Warren and Sheppard.
Bone Is also charged with using his office
to harass and persecute , arren. J. A.
Wayland and t U. Phlfcr ut dlrard,
Kan., for their connection with a paper
puhhshod at Girard.
Pugsley and Brooks
WASHINGTON. April .-Secretary
Bryan has named Prof. T. J. Brooks
of tho Mississippi Agricultural college
and Prof. C. W. Pugsley of Lincoln.
Neb., to represent tho I'nlted States at
the International Institute nn Agricul
ture At Rome In May. and Secretary
Houston has selected Dr. A. '. Truce
of the .office pf experiment station, De
partment of Agriculture, as the third
official delegate. They will sail from
New York Saturday.
Expert Says Norfolk
City Clerk is Short
Neb., April St. (Special
Telegram.) A shortRge of $2,067.80 In ac
aocountH of former City Clerk Ed Harter
is charged by Expert Accountant Melville
Thomas of Omaha In a preliminary re
port to the city council. Mr. Barter Issued-
a statement declaring that when the
final report was, made he could sattsfuc-
4$ , torlly explain alleged discrepancies. Har-
45 ter Is bed-fast, having recently undergone
JJ his fifteenth surgical operation. Ills con-
40 Jdltlon Is reported soriou.
ARE WHITE SLAVES
Victims of "Feminine Camorra,"
Says Witness in Los Angeles
Probe of Vice Conditions.
"PLAYED THE GOOD FELLOW"
Tributes Levied on Millionaires by
Band Designing Women.
TESTIFIES BEFORE GRAND JURY
Missing Banker Still Being Sought
with Bench Warrant.
HEARING OF WOMAN CONTINUED
t'lutrKcd lth AetliiK lit Procurer
tor Wealth)' .Men of Count
t'tt Kept l,oduliiK'
, LOS AOEl.KS, t'al.. April Jl.-Wealthy
men, not girls, aie the white staves In
this city, victims of an organised band
of designing wouh ii, according to 11. J.
Fleming, fotmcr clt piooeciuur. Firming
testified today before the guind Jury
probing accusations made by a number
of girls that the Jonquil, a to-railed lodg
ing house conducted by Mrs. Josle Rosen
berg, was in fact maintained by several
"millionaire protectors," the proprietor
acting as procurer for these men.
Victims ol M e nil nine "I'aiiiorrn."
Fleming asi-crted that Mrs. Rosenberg,
whose hearing on charges of pandering
was postponed to await the result of the
grand Jury probe, to him appeared to be
the head of a feminine camorra which
drew Its support from wealthy men who
"played the good fellow" about tho cafes
of the city. Tributes wore Immediately
levied on such men, Fleming declared,
by Mrs. llotcnherg and her cohorts.
George II. Bixby, the lAinf, Bcaen
honker summoned as witness In '.ho
Rosenberg case, and also wanted before
the grand Jury, still was misting today.
A bench warrant was Issued for him yes
teiday when lie failed to appear at lliu
calling of the Rosenberg case. Fleming,
who was employed as one of Blxby'H at
lorncjs, told the Jurors today he ic
gretted Blxby's absence.
(nils It llluol.niull.
"If lie would come back nt once it could
easily he shown," (flemlng said, "that this
Is not a ease of white salvery. hut of
blackmail. If iflieic Ins slavery it is ot
men of prominence and wealth, who were
iiidlscreet once or twice and ever since
havo ben In bondacg to these women "
Spends Mucli to Test
Legality of Judgment
WASHINGTON. April 21 -Direct rom
1 a justice of the peace court In Dallas
court today a suit by 'T7C."raderu)f
tlon hand on tho Missouri, Kansas &
Texas railway of Texas for $10 pay Tom
tho railroad. Tho railroad brought the
case to the court to test tho constitu
tionality of tho Texas statute allowing
attorney's fees on claims for labor lot
paid within thirty days. The attorn.-y's
fees amounted to about $9.
Tho record In tho case shows that lh
Justlco charged 10 cents to docket the
case, SO cents for swearing three wit
nesses and 10 cents for tiling two papers.
The cost of printing the record In iho
supreme court may more than equal the
amount In controversy.
The railroad fare of one attorney from
Dallas to Washington Is 42.40.
Club Women Spend
Day in Baltimore
WASHINGTON. April 24.-Several, nun-
dred delegates to the gathering of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs
went to Baltlmoro today to be guests of
Tho morning session of tho convention
Is to be held there, after which tho dele
gates will havo luncheon and listen to an
address by Miss Zona Gale at the Balti
more Country club. The club women then
will return here for an ovenlng session.
Tho session tonight Is expected to he
of more than pais'" Interest, since I'lf
teen members are scheduled to discuss
tho "Characteristics of tho Ideal Club
Woman." In addition, a memorial Is on
tho program, while Mrs. Phillip Moore
will report on tho proposed $100,000 endow
ment fund and Mrs. Ellen M. Henrotln of
Illinois will deliver an address.
is Killed by Fall
BERLIN, April 24. The German Aviator
Dunetz was killed this morning at (hs
Johannlsthal aerodrome, In the suburbs,
by falling from a considerable height
whllo flying In his areoplaue.
Princess Eugenie Bhapoffskoyn, a cer
tificated Russian air pilot, and Vsevolod
Abramovltch, a Russian airman, also
fell while flying in a biplane at Johannls
thal today and were both Injured. Ab
ramovltch very severely and the prlnojss
slightly. Their machlno collapsed at a
height of thirty feet and dashed to the
Abramovltch made a flight from Berlin
to St. Petersburg last August.
SCHLEMA MALKIN ORDERED
SENT BACK TO RUSSIA
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April S4.-(SpeclaI Tel
egram.i Final order of deportation of
Chlnma MulMll M Russian Ilebl'eW. WllO
was on his way from Europe to Join
son and daughter In Omaha, has lieen
sued. He was detained at Galveston
(he physicians, who found him very weak
- physically and suffering- from arterlo
Pending final decision, Sonator Hitch
cock Intervened with the Immigration
service In his behalf. It has been de
cided that, as Malkln bail a wife and son
In Russia an dis physically In such con
dition that he may become a public
charge, he must be sent back He Is
therefore to be deported on May 3.
Malkln Is a painter 01 years ot age.
(veterans ?) mCihir
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Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
NO YOTE ONJUNDAY BALL
Head of Baraoa Union Says No Use
to Oppose It.
SENTIMENT ALL FOR THE GAME
City and Count Official Will Soi
Call lor r.lccllon, Which Would
lie Only n Needless
Sunday base hall In Omuhu. will bp tol-
I crated by tKe fans and people In general
Lund pIayTa li .- tlje pluycrn without tne
formality of an election, as required b
a law passed by thp state legislature
hub year. At least this is tho way the
pioposltlon lines up at the present time.
Senate file No. 2S, Introduced by Bart
llng of Otoe, Is the Sunday base ball o'lt.
It strikes the word "sporting" out of the
nntl-Sunday amusement statute; speci
fically permits base hall In a village or
city when a majority of the voters x
press their opinion by so voting, or In a
county outside tho corporate limits when
the county board so votes. The hill was
passed with the emergency clause it
tached on SIArch 18, Just ono month irlor
to the opening of the Western league In
No Election la IMaalia.
Up to tho present time no ono has asked
tho mayor to call an election for the
purpose of voting on this bill and the
chances are that It will never bo put to
a vote. Thero Is very little opposition to
Sunday base ball In Omaha. Pa llourko
has never been Interfered with by the
"dada" and no formal kick has been
lodged by tho residents In the vicinity of
tho ball park.
B. F. Martli president of tho Trl-Clty
Baraca union, Is not figuring on fighting
against tho playing of base ball In Omaha
on Sunday until It Is legalized. When
seen on tho subject by tho sporting editor
of The Bee Mr. Marti said:
"There aro many worse things In
Omnha. than the playing of haso ball on
tho Sabbath. I am going to take tills
proposition up at tho noxt meeting of the
union, but 1' don't think It will do any
good to fight Sunday haso ball In Omaha.
It Is too popular and, as I said before,
thero are many things which need chang
ing In this rltv before we start knocking
Sunday base ball."
County Not Concerned.
As to the county commissioners and the
city commissioners, they havo no opposi
tion to Sunday base ball ami will nut
i agitate an election. Ho It appears as If
: Omaha will have Sunday base ball In tho
.future Just as before, and there will
probably ho no election Just for the pur
pose of legalizing It when everyone knows
that the majority of Omaha voters have
no fault to find with the national pastime
on Sundays In Omuha.
Horrid Wind Turns
a Beautiful Blonde
Into Plain Brunette
Sho was a beautiful blondo. Oh, such
a blonde! The utter despair of tho mere
brunette. And she was walking down
Farnatn street with the air of a queen,
a (ueen by right of beauty and the big
blonde tresses which were curled over
her ears In the latest fashion. The wind
blowing ad the crowded street
his (dared much to turn and watch the blonde
Is-jgo by. her fair tresses whipping in the
hyi stiff breeze.
She crossed the street at Sixtconth und
a powerful gust caught her modish hat,
gave It an ugly twist and then lifted It
high Into the air, twirled It caressingly
and dushed It to earth.
The crowd stood aghast.
The beautiful blonde trosses had gone
up In the air with the hat.
The queen was a brunette. Oh, fickle
fashion. She stood there In her deep
distres-a more brunette. A mere brunette!
Span'sh War Veterans Are
The National Capital
'riiiirnilnj, irll St, II) lit.
Tn session at 2 p. m.
Senator l.ane served nolle on finance
committer democrats lie would refuse to
be bound by caucus action on tariff If
free wool Is rta'ne In measure.
President Wilson conferred with sen
ators regarding nominations.
Prehldent WlUnn sont a number of nom
inations for confirmation.
Republicans In caucus determined upon
no reprisals on ilcniucintlc nominations.
Adopted Senator Smith's lesolutlon call
ing on president for leport of claims of
American citizens for h of property In
.MexJto., . , . . w.
Mel nt 11 n. m. and resumed gcnoral
drbtite on tariff hill.
Renresnntntlve Villi Intindllned bill to
Inppioprlate $X),0to foi rebuilding and
strengthening levees ut Cairo and Mouiid
BRYAN LEAYES FOR COAST
Seoretary on Way to California on
Land Law Mission.
HAS NO SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
Will Keep In Touch with President
! TeleKrnpli Diirlnir Journey to
Nnerameato .lapnneae De
mand n Not Defined.
WASHINGTON, April II. -William Jen
nings Bryan, secretary of slate, left
Washington n't 6:45 o'clock tonight over
tho Pennsylvania railroad for Sacramento,
Cal,, where on Monday lwi will begin con
sultations with Coventor Johnson and
memlHr of the California legislature In
nn effort to frame an ajitl-alleu land law
that will not be In conflict with treaty
obligations ot the United States with
"I go hopefully, yet with a realization
of the responsibility Involved." 'said the
secretary as he left the AVhlte House
after a final conferenco with President
.la pun's Attitude Krlendly.
The president had explained earlier In
the day during his conference with tho
newspaper men that thu purpose of Mr.
'Bryan's visit was to tako counsel with
the California aiithorllles as to the best
way to avoid international difficult-. The
pioAhlent let It be known that he con
sidered tlie attitude of Iho Japanese gov-
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Florida Women Start
Fight for Suffrage
TALLAHASSEE. Fla , April 24.-Wth
the arrival of Miss Jeunetto Rankin of
'.Vashlngton and other women suffaglsts
the fight for a constitutional amendment
granting equal suffrage was reopened In
Florida today. On Friday tho women
will be given a hearing by tho house
committee. Nine-tenths of the members
of the legislature are said to favor giv
ing the vote to women whenever they
provo they want It.
One Striker Killed
at Hopedale, Mass,
HOPKDALE, Mass., April 24.-The first
fatality In connection with the strlko at
the plant of the Draper company, tex
tile manufacturers, occurred today when
an unidentified striker was shot and
killed In a clash between police nnd
plckots on thu outskirts of the town.
SIOUX CITY MAN KILLED
BY EXPLOSION OF GUN
. to be federal attorney tor the northern
HIOL'X CITY. la., April l --(Special r Istilct of Iowa, was the democratic oiui
Telegram.) louls lilies, uged' . son of dldate for congress In tho ICleveuth Iowa
William Hlles, veteran Jeweh r. ws klllet district lust .fall and Iihh been prominent
by the explosion of a shotgun In tht attic
of hla lather's homo here today.
DIVIDE STATBREIIBF FUND
Commission to Meet at Commercial
Club Rooms Saturday.
HAS ALREADY SPENT $57,000
lleatile the MM,MM Appropriated
li- the State There Are Several
Thousand Dollars Rent to
The qtato relict commission, delegated
tjj ,a)mnrt81i and .epcncl the HOO.OOO ap
propriated by tho state Kxtnlnturo for
the relief of tornado sufferers, Is to hold
a meeting Saturday noon In tho Commer
cial club rooms. Tho commission con
sIMts of Arthur C Smltli of Omaha,
Robert Cowell of Omaha, Arthur Mullen,
Omaha; William A. Redlck, Omaha; Wil
liam Miller, sr., Yutan; S 1L Buck ot
Otoe county. Dr. P. 1.. Hall of Lincoln.
This commlFfllon has already made a
tentntlvu apportionment of tun funds as
follows: $10,000 for Omaha, W.000 for Ral
ston, K0"0 far Yutim, $5,000 for Berlin.
This Is a total of IS7.000. The expense ot
keeping tho state mllltla troops In Omaha
during the first few weeks of the retlet
work Is first deducted from tho 1100,000
before other apportionment Is made. This
will run up .well Into the thousands.
Aside from apportioning the $100,000
fund, this commission will apportion the
$5,000 or K000 that havo been sent directly
to Governor Morchcad by persons In and
out of the state to he used In tho relief
work of the stricken districts of tho state
This, It Is suld, will ho largely distributed
among the sufferers ot the storm near
Craig, In Burt county, In and around
Do Sota, and In Cass county.
Bryan to Be Here
to the Pacific Coast
Secretary of Statu Bryan will be In
Omaha half an hour Saturday morning,
on his way from Washington to Sacra
mento, Cal., to confer with tho Call
fornla state offlcluls relative to the
alien land laws proposed by the Cali
fornia legislature. He goes as the speclnl
umbassador ot President Wilson.
Mr. Bryan left Washington at 6:45
last night over the Pennsylvania, reach
ing Chicago at 2 o'clock this af torn ion.
Ho will remain thorc until 7 In the even
ing, boarding the Northwestern-Union
Paolflo limited and reaching Omaha at
7:30 o'clock Saturday mnriring. Ho will
remain hero half uu hour and then pro
ceed west, reaching Sacramento ut 6:05
o'clock next Monday morning.
Little Girl Carried
JOHNSTON, Pa.. April 24.-Kdna New
man, aged 2 years, was rescued and re
nunlnted after belnir washed through
more than 300 feet of slxteen-lnch culvert i
pipe, near her home at Wlndbcr today. ,
The child was playing near a creek and l
fell Into the water a few feet above j
whero the ereek entered the culvert under
a road. The little body was drawn Into
the pipe and was unconscious when re-
covered by a pedestrian-
Sioux City Attorney
Named IT. S, Attorney
SIOl'X CITV, la., April 24. -Anthony
Van U'liw-i.iicn. a Kloux C'ltv attorney, who
!wa today nominated by President Wilson
in He coune'ls of the dtmocratic iarty
j for a number ot yvurs.
PROPOSED ALIEN ACT
It Says State Asked to Aot as Host
for Nation, Then Insults
HONOR OF STATE AT STAKE
Legislature is Disregarding Pledges
Made to United States.
JOHNSON OUTLINES SITUATION
Governor Says Proposed Law Clearly
Within State's Rights.
CITES SEVERAL PRECEDENTS
Federal Act for District of Colum
bia, l.auN of WiihIiIiiuIoii and
Arlsona Drmin Alonu
SAN FRANCISCO. Apill 34-RcsoiU.
tlons committing the directors ot tho
Panama Pacific International exposition
to an attitude toward alien land legisla
tion opposed to thnt of Oovcrnor Johnson
nnd the majority of the legislature wero
udopted today at a meeting of the hoard.
The Intent of pending bills, declare tho
resolutions, challenge the honor and good
faith ot California.
The resolutions set forth that Callforhla,
was selected by congress, at Its jwn
urgent request, to act for tho nation at)
hotit to all nations who destro to join In
celebrating th6 opening of the Panama,
canal; that tho pirsldcnt of the t'nllcd
Stntes has Invited all nations and alt
peoples to take part "without tegurd to
race, creed, political system or social
development;'' that California accepted
this trust and thnt "nny notion by the
legislature offensive to any foreign coun
try, to their prldo as a people or their
honor as a nation, must challenge tho
good faith of the commonwealth."
President Charles C. Moore rcgriited
tho necessity, he salu, of coming Into
dltcct conflict with tho stale administra
tion, hut tho necessity existed and was
not of his making.
"The attitude of tho legislature,' ho
said, "that Is, tho administration major
ity of It, has shown such apparent dis
regard ot tho solemn pledges mode by
California to tho people of the I'nlted
States that the course taken by tho
directors today was Imperative.
As tho icsoluttons adopted bj thu
board recite, the state has unquestionably
pledged to all participants In the expo-
lllon equal opportunity and courtesy,
and lndlscrllnatng welcome and hospital
"Proposed, legislation .Is oJmed directly
at the Japrineso. Tho final -wording; ot
the administration bill may hot read that
way on tho surface, hut there has been
no disguise In debate that tho mcauro
sought Is aimed at the Japanese and thero.
can bo no denying that, for all practical
purposes, It will affect only tho Japa
nese." Htntement hy Governor Johnson.
SACRAM13NTO, April 24. A statement
by Governor Johnson setting forth his
vIowh on the alien land controversy In
tho California legislature and tho fo-tli-
comlng visit of Secretary of State Bryan
was Issued from thu exocutlvo office 'tils
Governor Johnson did not attempt to
predict that any law will bo enacted at
this session barring Japanose or tho sub
jects of any other nation, nor If so, what
kind of a law It wlfl bo, but merely as
serts theiu Is no causa to single out Cal
ifornia aa tho object of such unprece
dented action by tho authorities at Wash
liiRton. Ho said;
"The suggestion ot tho president that
the secretary of stute viBlt California for
a conferenco on, the pending land 'lilts
was at once accepted by both houses of
tho legislature and by tho governor and
we will be glad to welcome Mr, Bryan on
his arrival. Whllo tho legislature ' cry
properly maintained the right of the statu
to legislate on a matter clearly within Ita
Jurisdiction, 1 am suro there Is no dispo
sition to encroach on tho International
functions of the federal government or
to wound tho sensibilities of any nation
My protest has" been against tho discrim
ination to which California lias been .tib
Jected In tho assumption that action
which has been accepted without demur
when taken by other states and by the
nation Is offensive, if even discussed by
"I um not predicting that the California
legislature will take any action on Mils
subject, nor, If It docs, forecasting .ho
terms of any law which may bo enacted.
I am morely defending tho right of Cali
fornia to consider, and It Its legislator
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