CHINA-JAPAN: Again, Demands

In Manhattan an astounding cable from Peking made the general manager of Associated Press grab his grey fedora and dash for Washington. He was promptly received by the Secretary of State. Together they bent over a long, incredible dispatch signed Frederick Moore. It purported to reveal that the Chinese Republic had just received a secret ultimatum from the Japanese Empire to the following effect: The President of China must accept Japanese protection of China and in return must sign over certain powers to the Emperor of Japan. These powers included control of...