National Affairs: In Asia

William Cameron Forbes, bald, aristocratic Bostonian, has held two outstanding positions in Statecraft. He was Governor General of the Philippines, chief U. S. executive in the vast Pacific, under President Taft. He is now Ambassador to Japan, only U. S. Ambassador in all Asia.

Last week he returned to the Philippines to visit the present Governor General, Dwight Filley Davis, aristocratic St. Louisan.* Local observers thought they intended negotiations with Japan regarding the great influx of Japanese at Davao, Island of Mindanao, where the Japanese have aroused the natives' ire by gaining control of more than 50% of the hemp industry.

* Governor...

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