Foreign News: Explanations

Kenkichi Yoshizawa, lately Ambassador to France, new Foreign Minister of Japan, arrived in Tokyo last week. After changing his clothes in the gentlemen's wash room of the Tokyo railroad station, he paid his respects to his Emperor. The Foreign Office took the occasion to publish ostentatiously the full text of a secret treaty that has been no secret to the world Press ever since strife started in Manchuria last fall.

In 1905, at the close of the Russo-Japanese war, the coral-and-sapphire-buttoned mandarins of Her Celestial Majesty the Empress Dowager signed a treaty guaranteeing...