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JAP AND NEGRO Apply For Marriage License In New Albany. SOKE ISSUED TO THE UNUSUAL LOVERS. INDIANA MISCEGENATION LAW PREVENTS. MEWS OF CIRCUIT COURT Edgar B. Martin, Deputy County Clerk in New Albany, was suddenly confronted by a complicated condition when a young Japanese made application for a license to marry a nesro girl. Aside from the Indiajia State law against miscegenation or the Intermarriage of races, which Is designed to prevent the marriage of negroes negroes and whites, the Deputy Clerk had no precedent to follow In the matter, but decided that he would not issue the license. The young Japanese spoke very broken English, and it was with tUtUculty that he made himself understood." He wrote his name on a card, which, as far as could be determined, was J. Kumaka. He said the name, of the colored girl he dtred to' marry was Clara Kannett, and that she lived in Orleans, Ind. The Japanese said that he was born In San I',ranciscoof . Japanese parentage. .

Clipped from The Courier-Journal12 Feb 1913, WedPage 10

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)12 Feb 1913, WedPage 10
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