Bill had been amended at request of TR and Root so Japanese-only clause removed. Dramatic speeches reported. [Nashville American, 2/4/09]
Have received telegram from President urging postponement.
Lots of interest-based arguments [New York Times, 2/10/1909]
English and French capital in oil and mining protesting, mortgage holders alarmed. News that Wilson won't interfere. Completed bill drawn by Thompson subcommittee as substitute for Birdsall bill, will be taken up by Senate Judiciary committee tomorrow. [LA Times, 4/10/1913]
Understood that neither Wilson nor Bryan will interfere. Japanese protest to be held by State until law passes, then understood that Japanese residents of CA will test law in the courts.
Bill now seems to be in harmony with the treaty language, won't prevent Japanese from leasing land, will be tested in courts. [NYT, 4/13/1913]
Presumed based on his meeting with Chinda [Atlanta Constitution, 4/20/1913]
Act will prohibit all leasing of land.