Foreign News: Lansing-Ishii

Peking dispatches declare that the Lansing-Ishii pact is about to be junked, and diplomatic silence is taken as confirmation of the report.

In the war-year 1917, Viscount Ishii, who, with untiring nerves, has represented his Emperor in every great capital of the world, came on a mission to the United States. Before he departed he induced Mr. Lansing to promulgate an agreement whereby, the United States recognized the "special interests" of Japan in China. Despite all kinds of assurances from Mr. Lansing, the world believed that America was abandoning her insistence upon the...

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