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A New York dispatch of April 5 says that, in regard to the bill before the California Legislature prohibiting aliens ineligible for citizenship from owning land and holding a lease, Viscount (Sutemi) Chinda, Japanese ambassador at Washington, presented an unofficial protest to the U.S. Government on Friday, in a two-hour conference with Secretary of State (William) Bryan.

The Baron stated that the passage of the bill would violate the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Japan and America. The interview was very friendly and an amicable settlement of the thorny question is hoped for by the State Department.

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