The Root-Takahira Treaty between the U. S. aud Japan was renewed. According to announcement from the State Department, Secretary Hughes and Ambassador Hanihara sat down and signed the renewal agreement with small fuss at Washington. This Treaty, which provides for arbitration in case of a dispute between the two countries, was originally consummated in 1908, to hold for five years It had already been extended twice for the same period, in 1913 (when Mr. Bryan was Sec- retary of State) and 1918 (Lansing). So the present renewal did not cause much comment. But...

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