Korean independence outbreak beginning March 1st 1919

([S.l. :  s.n.,  1920?])



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1mt by the meet intelligent classee in Eorea. Some Ktreaa Peers have
;Jtiiuod the movement, giving up their titles. All classes eeem to be
more united than ever in the effort.

The Japanese, however, still seen to think that the movement can
be put down by force, but their severe measures ore bringing them no mo¬
re success than they did at the beginning of the movement.

Two Auerican missionaries have left for Tokyo to inform the American
Ambassador of the real conditions in Korea, which are now affecting
American citizens.—Heuter.

(from Shanghai Gazette, April 19, 1919)

"DiUijTIG JilFAIffibL xiEAaUiffiS AGAlHJiT

It is reported that Japan has decided to close Korea to the Koreans.

A new law, which came into effect on the 15th inst, requires all
Eoreans to have special Japanese certificates for leaving or entering

This will be a severe blow to the Koreans as hereafter the difficulty
of pending infonaation and reports out of liorea will be greatly increased.

.Tt- is stated that if the new law ie intended to smother the Indepen-
dari.ce movement ^oy  isolatiUj^ tho koreans in Lorea and those who are v/ork-
ing oi^tside of it, it is doomed to failure for the simple reason that
the Eoroaiis inside irorea are acting on their own initiative.

Another new Japanese law v/hich came into force on the saae day in
Ecrea is that all Koreans arrested for deLionstrating for Independence
wilj be liable to puniahnent for ten yearc or les& .penal servitude.
The severity of the law ia upiprecedented as all the Korean demonstrators
ere unarmed aad have so far never ks resorted to violence or even disord¬

(Prom Shanghai Gazette, April 19th, 1919)

•'m::->ir:f:siV3 irASUjais AQr-iimT eoei:aiis«

Korean Demonstrators PTinished; Special Law Passed; Bxiehido
Troops Arrive froa Japan; Missiauaries' Houses searched.

Peking, April 17th
The epeoial law v/hich came into force in Lorea on the loth requires
^vexy Korean to have a JajVuntse certificate wheu leaviUj^, or entering
Korea and any demonstrator after that date will be liable t© 10 years
penal jcxiixiui servitude.—Heuter.

i-ekino, April 16th
A message from Seotil, dated April 12, states that the "Seoul Press,"
a Japanese semi-official organ, publishso General Kasegav/a's warning
to tho Korean people, issued on April 10th.

General Ilasogavra says, in part, "1 regret the a£;i*Btion that broke
out last month and that the lives of lawabiding people arc threaten¬
ed. I have already is&ued two instructions to enli^ten the people. IJevor-
thelest;, the agitation has not coae to an end but has recently gained
Qtreiigth,«..,... .?The maintain peace by military force ia of cou.ree

contrary to my dioire, but it is now absolutely necessary."...... "Drastic

measures will hereafter be taken against such people ae assemble in large
bodies and act in a disorderly manner. It is hoped that tho people will
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