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FUTURE OF CITY
IN THE BALANCE
GROWTH DEPENDS ON RESULT
QUESTION IS UP TO VOTERS
Owens River Proposition Has Been
Studied by Experts, Who Have
Carefully Guarded the f
!"The water question Is now up to the
people for a decision," declared Com
missioner J. M. Elliott yesterday at th<!
.meeting of the water board, over which
"he was presiding In the absence of
"We have done the best we can. We
have examined the proposition of bring
ing the water from the Owens river, val
ley Into Los Angeles from all sides. _ Wo
considered It and discussed It from a
distance. Then we went ,t.o the valley
and looked, pyer the ground In person.
We taw' the water and drank pt, It and
had It nnalyml. ._. „,. vi,:, ••,!.•■
I "Then experts were employed to ex
amine the scheme. Some of these men
who looked the proposition; over and
reported favorably on It are men of
national reputation as water engineers.
These men spent a great deal of time
examining the valley and the surround
ing country apd rendered exhaustive
reports to us.
. Famous Engineers Employed
"Then there were topographical en
gineers employed to survey a route over
which the water could be brought Into
trie city. These men were In charge of
the head of the United States topo
graphical bureau, a man who Is con
sidered one of the finest topographical
engineers In the world. He went over
every foot of the proposed route and
: declares It to be perfectly feasible and
Eomparatlvely easy of construction.
"."Again we were not satisfied, but
through the United States reclamation
service :we . secured the government
measurements and reports on all of the
streams In the valley. These reports
cover a period of fifteen years and are
considered absolutely correct. .
•'When ftll of the evidence had been
gathered -and United States Engineer
■ j,;: b. ■ Llppincott said to us that the
Owens river was the only source from
which Los Angeles could secure a suffi
cient .water supply we placed the ques
tion before the council, for we were
satisfied. The councllmen were satis
fled, and they In turn have placed the
question before the people.
is. ' Citizens Should Vote
r."ltr ."It is absolutely Impossible to pleas*
everybody, but the thinking citizens of
Los Angeles realize what a magnificent
thing this is for the city and I believe
the bonds will carry by a large ma
jority, but it should be the duty of
every citizen to get out on election day
and vote for the bonds.
■•'. "Some people are objecting because
they, say the bringing of this water into
the San Fernando valley will benefit
land-, holders in the valley. It Is bound
to' benefit them, as the city must then
give up the use of the waters of the Los
Angeles river. This is no argument,
however, as the same thing would hap
pen if water was brought from the
Kern, Santa Clara or Mojave rivers. If
on account of such an argument, a man
should vote against these bonds in order
to be consistent he would have to vote
against every proposition to increase
the water supply of the city and thus
prevent the growth of Los Angeles."
: ; A petition from the W. C. T. U. ask
ing! the city to furnish water free for
drinking fountains . was laid over until
after the bond election, when the com
mission will know v/hether there is to
be, a water famine. . . , ,
NEVADA POWER COMPANIEB
, 1 '■■'.': END STRIFE BY MERGER
By Associated Press.
RENO, Nev., Aug. 28.— 8y a deal car
ried, through today the Immense hold
ings of the Reno Power. Light and
Water company, the Washoe County
Power and Development company, the
Hunter Creek Water company and the
Sparks Water company are merged Into
one. This means that the power and
light and water supply of Reno and
Sparks are formed Into one monopoly,
and brings to an end a bitter rate war
that has been in progress for the past
several months. The Felishhackers of
San Francisco are the principal owners
of the new company, which probably
will be known as the Union Power,
Light and .Water company. •
.The company will be incorporated for
CRUIBER RAINBOW AGAIN
By Associated Press.
: MANILA, Aug. 28.— The American
cruiser Rainbow was successfully
floated today. This vessel, the flagship
of the Philippine cruiser squadron, with
Rear Admiral Reiter on board, went
ashore on August 25 at the mouth of
the Agusan river, Butuan bay, in North
BENTENCE OF LIEUTENANT
RICHARDS 18 APPROVED
Vy Aisoclated Hrvaa.
"WASHINGTON, Aug.' M.— The presi
dent has approved the sentence In the
court martial case of First Lieutenant
Q. 8. Richards, Twenty-third Infantry.
who was convicted of duplicating pay
account* and was sentenced to dis
missal from service and to one year at
hard labor, I
FAVORS WATER PLAN
! In "a two days" canvass of a part of the business district of Lot An
l fleles repre«enUtlves of The Herald found only one man who expressed
| himself is being opposed to the Owens river water project. He had of
t fered n rival plan to the city.
EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN COMMISSIONERS
Two Days' Chnvass by Herald , Representatives Reveals Only
One Person Opposed to Scheme and He Has Rival
Proposition to Offer
1 Business men ' of Los Angeles nre
heartily in favor of the purchase by the
city of the water of the Owens river
valley and bringing It to Los Angeles.
Out of a two days' canvass of the busi
ness section of the city only 'one man
expressed himself as being opposed to
the project of . the water commission,
and It was only when It was learnrd
that he J had himself 6ffered a rival
scheme to the city that the true reason
of his disapproval of the present plan*
was learned.- ! ; -
On the other hand' leading citizen*,
bankers, engineers and railroad men
are heartily in favor ef the plans draw.i
up by the, water board.,.,, CV... '. '
Ralph Rogers, president of the Pacific
Savings bank, and an old resident, of
Los Angeles, when Interviewed by v
representative of The Herald Bald:
"I have^ been all over the Owens river
country and In my opinion the half of
the' advantages to be gained by this
purchase have not been stated.
"Three years ago I had. occasion to
lake a wagon trip through the country
around Bishop's creek In company with
my son and we not only explored thi
lower reaches of the river but went to
the headwaters as well. The water is
of the finest and the melting snow in
the summer time makes the supply in
"When the city begins operations the
advertisement which the installation
of a $25,000,000 water system will give
to Los Angeles in the east will more
than make up for 1 the expense, even
though It were. a. total loss. The fact
that the expenditure of this sum will
he almost entirely local is another
thing in its favor."
Ex-Mayor M. P. Snyder, president of
the Co-operative Savings bank, said:
•'It is granted that the city of Los An
geles needs the ,water to prepare for
the large increase of population which
Is assured and the only question to bo
considered is the place where it can be
obtained and the cheapest- and best
method of getting it to the city. Our
bank has the utmost confidence in Mr.
Mulholland and his confreres upon the
water board, and the long and careful
Investigation which they have made be
fore reporting upon this proposition
makes us entirely in favor of it. "In
the matter of expense there is little tc
be said. The water is a necessity, and
expense is entirely a secondary con
Proposition Should Carry
F. M. Douglas of the Mercantile Trust
and Savings band said: "We are using
our influence in favor of the purchase
by the city of the Owens river valley
water supply. In spite of the opposition
which the Examiner has started the
Issue should be carried at the polls
100 to 1." |
; J. G. Mossln, vice-president of the
American National bank, said: "We
TO SECURE PEACE
Interparliamentary Convention a
Brussels Indulges Demonstration
Upon Passage of Resolution
of Thank* to President
By Associated Press.
BKUSSELS, Aug. 28.— The opening of
the Interparliamentary convention in
the national palace this morning was
the occasion for a notable demonstra
tion in behalf of President Roosevelt
and the success of the peace conference
at Portsmouth. > '
The session was held In .the senate
chamber of the palace. Large delega
tions, representing: practically the lead-
Ins parliaments of the world, were
present. The welcoming address, deliv
ered by Minister of State Beernaert,
aroused a storm of applause when he
referred to President Roosevelt's two
conspicuous movements in behalf of
peace. In first calling another meeting
of The Hague conference and, •' second
ly, In bringing together the plenipoten
tiaries of Russia and Japan. Baron De
Favereau, the Belgian minister of for
eign affairs, added flattering tributes
to the American president's efforts.
The '. convention enthusiastically
adopted resolutions of thanks to Prest
dent Roosevelt and the secretary was
instructed to cable the following:
"President Roosevelt. Oyster Bay:
The interparliamentary congress at
Brussels assembled, sends greeting*
and has the honor to advise you that It
has passed resolutions expressing it*
high appreciation of your action In call
ing a second conference at The Hague
In- the Interest of international peace,
and its profound thanks for your noble
efforts in the Interests of humanity to
terminate the Russo-Japanese war."
The congress afterward discussed the
American proposition for an arbltra
LOS ANGKLK3 mSKALI>*> TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST «$, 1905.
•re in favor of the purchnse of the
Owens river valley waten as we un
derstand . the proposition. Los An
geles certainly needs the water, and if
this Is the cheapest and best way of
getting it, there Is nothing more to
be said on the subject."
E. J. Marshall, of the Southwestern
National bank: "A* yet I- have not
investigated the proposition as thor
oughly as I should like to before ren
dering an opinion, but If, when I take
the -matter up, : 1 find the amount of
water stated I shall certainly give the
project my full support."
United States Engineer Hughes
said: •- "I cannot'expijess myself upon
the' feasibility of the Owen's river pro
ject, as I have not been over the
ground. With an engineer, the matter
to, be considered Is the cold dispas
sionate working out of a problem.' The
task looks to me to be a big one, but
anything can be accomplished with
money, njen and— more money."
Edward D. Silent said: "To me the
question resolves Uself Into two
queries. First, Is the water there?
Second, is the title to the land clear?
With an affirmative answer to these
questions, I, for one, will be satis
fied, but any prospect of injunctions
and Invalid titles to property does
not appeal to me very highly."
E. C. Pomeroy, engineer of San
Francisco, said: "Granted that the
water is there and that In the sum
mer time, when the water Is needed
here the most, the melting snow on
the mountains Increases the supply,
there seems to irie to be but one ques
tion for consideration: Can the water
be brought he7e for $25,000,000; or for
even twice that sum? In San Fran
cisco our water works will cost us
nearly, $50,000,000, with a supply not
half as great as that claimed for the
Owens river project. If you can get
the water across the mountains, there
seems to me to be no question as to
HOT WAVE TEACHES LESSON
Water Supply Greatly Decreased Dur-
ing Past Three Days
During the hot wave of the last
three days, the water In one of the
city's large reservoirs has fallen four
feet, owing to the tremendous amount
of water used. The water department
has made efforts to supply the demand
without drawing upon the conserved
water, but could not do it. ■ '
Provided the warm wave passes in
a day or two the drain will cease and
the department can catch up again.
It is becoming an old story with the
department, this continual dread, of a
season of hot weather and working
night and day when It comes.
Superintendent Mulholland declares
this should be lesson enough to the
people of the city to teach them that
the water supply must be Increased or
Los Angeles will soon face a water
tlon treaty. Congressman Richard Bar
tholdt spoke In favor of It. Herr Yon
Plener, president of the Austria upper
house, opposed Immediate action, owing
to the magnitude of the subject.
Mr. Bartholdt also presented the re
port in behalf of the United States.
King Receive* Delegates
; King Leopold received the delegates
to the congress this afternoon. He
conversed with each of the American
members, expressing his admiration for
the United States and saying that he
kept President Roosevelt's photograph,
bearing his signature, on his desk in
At the afternoon session the congress
discussed the . American propositions
for a model arbitration treaty and a
permanent congress of the nations.
Congressman James L. Slayden, of
Texas, spoke in favor of the proposi
tion. The congress resolved to refer
the treaty proposition to a committee
with instructions to report within three
Count Apponlnyl announced that he
would support the plan for the perma
nent congress for the nations ahd said
that he would move tomorrow that a
special committee report thereon with
in three months. .This action contemp
lates having the projects for a model
arbitration treaty and a permanent
congress ready for submission to tho
second Hague conference, which is ex
pected to follow the close of the Russo-
A brilliant reception on behalf of the
delegates was held tonight by the Bel
gian senate and chamber of represen
Congressman W. A. Smith of Michi
gan left for Berlin tonight where ho
will have an audience with Emperor
William. . *'V,
JULIUS C. REIS' ESTATE
VALUED AT $743,866
By Associated Press.
BAN FRANCISCO, Ausr. 28.— The ap
praisement and. Inventory of the estate
of the late Julius C. nets, capitalist, wai
filed today In the probate department
of the superior court. Its value Is given
' Watch for The Ilrruld'a 800,000 Popu
lation KdJUuu, Bandar, Sept. 8. lUOO.
OUT OF SIGHT
ALBANY COUPLE DISAPPEAR
CHILDREN ARE LEFT IN HOTEL
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Rogers Mystify
Police, Who Think It May Be
Case of Suicide Through
I!y Associated Press.
ALBANY, N. V., Aug. 28.-Mr. and
Mrs. John W. Rogers departed from
the Hotel Ten Eyck last Friday night,
leaving their two little boys— one a
baby of six months and the other six
years old, In the care of a chamber
maid. -, Thplr whereabouts Is a mystery
that Is puzzling the-Albany police. .
It was believed; that they had gone
to. New York' and sailed on the Cam
pania* for Europe,'' but this was" dis
posed . of this '.afternoon when ;, Edwin
H. Low, a steamship agent with whom
they had , hadv sdrne • correspbndence
about' booking- passage, .' telegraphed
that nobody answering to their de
scription had i sailed on the" Campania
or any of the other liners that depart
ed on Saturday. . The police are now
working on a theory that Rogers and
his wife are still in Albany, or near
at hand. There Is nothing to show why
they should wish to abandon their
Children deliberately. On the contrary
letters found In their rooms at the hotel
and the behavior of the oldest boy,
Hex, demonstrate that up to this time
the children have been tenderly cared
One of the letters, evidently cherished
by Mrs. Rogers, was written for the
child to his mother by some grown
person. In It Rex sends "loads of
kisses." Today when one of the sym
pathetic housekeepers at the hotel
wanted to kiss Rex he declined. "I
never kiss- anybody but my mamma,"
Both children are exceptionally : at
tractive. Strategy had to be used this
afternoon to get Rex to leave hjs baby
brother. Rex was taken to the Albany
Orphans' nnylum, while the baby went
to St. Margaret's home for very young
children. The older boy shed his first
tears when he found his brother was
to be taken 'from him.
Rogers Connected With Press
. Advices from Washington confirm tho
belief drawn from the papers that
Rogers left' iri his room that he was
vice president- ! of ■ i the * Congressional
Correspondence club: He ; remained In
that position for two months when, it
is said, ' he had a disagreement with
his partner and left the city. ' '
Charles H. Coleman of the New York
law firm of Qulgg, Bostwlck & Cole
man, while here today said that about
a month ago his firm employed Rogers
as an expert stenographer. He left
their employment about a week ago.
The certified check for,J2s which the,
hotel people cashed for Mr. Rogers on
the afternoon before his disappearance
has been paid by the Consolidated Na
tional bank of New York.
Thus far nothing has developed to in
dicate that the' Roger* are fleeing from
Justice. One theory upon which the
police are working is that perhaps,' find-
Ing themselves without ' means, they
have committed suicide.
Well Known in Washington
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.— J. W.
Rogers and his wife, whose names
figured in a police investigation now in
progress In Albany, N. T., lived in
Washington more or less of the time
for the last two years. Their last
known residence here was at 740 Har
vard street, where they resided with
their two children. Preceding their re
moval from that locality they had men
tioned their intention of visiting Vir
ginia and going abroad. , . ■ , . ;
A member of the Congressional Cor
respondence company, with . which
Rogers had been identified, said today
that Rogers had held the position of
vice president of the company for two
months and that he performed service*
there as stenographer. He had had a
misunderstanding last February with
his partner, Ralph Burton, in conse
quence of which Rogers retired from
ANTHRAX ATTACKS CATTLE
ON FARMB NEAR NAPA
By Associated Press
NAPA. Aug. 28.— Anthrax, a dread
disease among cattle, has broken out on
several farm* southwest of Napa. Last
week A. Callan lost about ten head of
cattle and J.- Carney last eight head of
fine cows.' Dr. Charles Keane, -state
veterinarian, was in Napa today look
ing after .the matter. Dr. Keane nas
established a! strict* quarantine of the
stock- of the' two, ranches In question
and a' determined effort Is being made
to stamp out the disease,
SEVEN CHOLERA CASES,
> THREE FATAL, IN PRUBBIA
P;' A»«oclated Press
BERLIN, Aug. 2S.— The' official Reich
san«eiger today says that since August
16, seven cholera cases, three of which
were fatal, have occurred in the Welch
eel district. East Prussia," Traffic from
Welchsel ha* been placed under med
ical and police control.',
BLACK HAWK WAR VETERAN
DIEB, AGED 101 YEARS
CASTER, S. D.. Aug. 28.— Rufus
Pitcher, supposed to be one of the two
hint' survivors ot the BUck Hawk war,
is dead at the horn* bt his/ son here,
JAPAN DECIDES UPON FRESH
INDEMNITY RUMORED WAIVED
Toklo Cabinet and Elder Statesmen
Reported at Agreeing to Compro
! ' mlse That Should Be Accept.
•bit to Russia
(Continued from Par* One.)
ously front the proposition find there
will *t III be a struggle with Peterhof,
but; lf Japan tomorrow agrees to for
mally renounce nil claims for direct or
Indirect compensation for the expense
of the war the big stumbling block to
peace la out of the way.
Everything will depend upon the form
in which the proposal Is submitted.
Should the renunciation be 80 coupled
with tho other proposition that Russia
could claim It was still only a disguised
demand fortrlbute the gulf might once
more he narrowed, not bridged. All the
private advices that reach the Russian
mission ' from St. • Petersburg indicate
that, the military party Is Insistent that
Llnevitch be given a. chance and , that
negotiations be broken off.
Feel* War Party's Pressure
The pressure of this sentiment i* felt
by M. Wltte, and, as a man of ambi
tion, he may not feel that he can afford
to lay himself open to the charge that
he Is temporizing with the situation.
He has power, under his instructions,
to reject out of hand any proposition
involving the payment of tribute. He
need not consult his Imperial inns ter.
He is a man of lnßplratlon.'^and he Is
quite capable. If th.c Japanese proposi
tion savors still of "blood money," of
refusing even to accept it for trans
mission to St. Petersburg.
Such a stroke, however, Is not ex
pected. M. Wltte knows that public
opinion, both in America and In Eu
rope as well as In Russia, would con
demn him if he broke off the negotia
tions Just as the way was opened for
While apparently the real negotia
tion* leading up to today's denoue
ment were conducted by the president
at Oyster Bay, acting through Baron
Kaneko on the one hand and Ambas
sador Meyer on the other, it Is now b«
lleved that much has been going on be
neath the surface here.
I Another indication of the sudden turn
in events was the'' arrival herc^^j'jjght
of Frahk A.' Variderllp, vice viSUtcfent
of the City National bank of New
York. He is registered at the hotel
as "John Howard," and after dinner
went to M. Wltte's room and remained
there an hour. When asked his mission
Mr. Vanderlip said he was only "in
terested" in the situation. He had met
M. Wltte several years ago, when he
was at the head of the Rualan finance
ministry, and had also seen him In
New York upon his arrival. He had
talked talked with him about the situ
ation and outlook in Russia, the state
oi negotiations, etc. ~He evaded in
quiries as to whether the subject of a
loan had been discussed, but, consid
ering the importance of the financial
group of which the City National bank
is a member and the fact that the bank
took a portion of one of the Russian
loans, It Is fair to assume that the
question •of finance was not entirely
Some of the Japanese were greatly
excited today over the reports that
the Japanese government had surren
dered on the question of indemnity.
They declared that, if true, it would
ceuse a tremendous outburst of popu
lar feeling in Japan.
GERMANY WANTB PEACE
Is Anxious for Stable Markets and
Security of Investments
By Associated Press.
BERLIN, Aug. 28.— Chancellor yon
Buelow's exclusive telegram to the As
sociated Press from Nordernay. AuguaL
EJ, affirming that the German emperor
and the ~ German government have
never ceased to support peace whenever
an opportunity offered, was reproduced
In New York dispatches to Berlin news
papers today. The occasion was taken
to compare this news with the anon
ymous utterances and assertions of
the British and French press that Em
peror William had covertly persuaded
Emperor Nicholas to continue the war.
This legend, as it is called, would deny
Emperor William those higher motives
of statesmanship shown by President
The newspapers aver that the general
political and economic situation gives
Germany adequate and powerful rea
sons for desiring peace, such as the
safety of German investments In Rus
sia, the necessity for German industry
being able to sell in the Russian mar
ket with stability of credit, peaceable
conditions for the administration of
German Poland, and Important monar
chlal and dynastic reasons which In
themselves would be sufficient reason
for the German crown to aid in bring
ing about peace. -
RECOQNIZE ITB IMPORT
News of Rumored Japanese) Conces-
sions Makes Much Btlr
By Associated Press.
BT. PETERSBURG, Aug. J9.— The
associated press dispatch from' Ports
mouth declaring that President Roose
velt was authorised several days ago,
on behalf of Japan, to waive all claim
(or Indemnity, or reimbursement for
the cost of the war and to cede back to
Russia the northern half of the island
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Stock Company In a Magnificent Production, Bulwer Lytton's Play- . .„ ■ ,
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Orlglnnl Role. ' ' J
f*HUTES Every Afternoon And Evening
Grand Open Air Concerts by Donatelll's Italian Band. Chutes Theater Free!-'
Welch, Francis Musical Extravaganza Company presents "The Isle of Shampaln."
Thirty chorus glrle and comedians. Evening performances only. Visit the Japan-
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*DLJtNCHJtHJJ HJtLL. NIGHTS THIS WEEK, AT 8 P. M.—
*^ JOHN D PITTS' NEW AND SENSATIONAL LECTURE ON "AS-
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IfjSCHER J THLM itLK Between Spring and Main
* ALL WEEK— Fischer Stock Company presents the greatest of all I musical
comedies, "Breaking the Bank." New Vaudeville Features. Matinees Tuesday,'
i Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.- PRICES— IOc ana 20c. Reserved seats 25c. <•.<.-
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vKs§^!wf^K«y * ts a won^ er^ u * TriP aftd y° u will find Alpine
>|§jj|fcgga^3y Tavern nestling amid the great pines and oaks far
above the valley's heat.
I | Through cars from 6th and Main at 8, 9, 10;
I I A. M. and 1 add 4P. M. Round Trip $2.50. v : '
The Pacific Electric Railway
of Sakhalin, leaving the "exemption"
price of it to the arbitration of a mixed
commission, was received too late here
last night to reach the general pub
lic, but its significance was instantly
recognized in the quarters where it be
There is every reason to believe,
judging from the ■ official expressions
persistently given out by the foreign
office since the beginning of the ncgotl- 1
attons at Portsmouth, that this propo
sition'by Japan to waive the question
of Indemnity goes far toward remov
ing the last and, according to official
explanations, the only stumbling block
in the way of peace. ". .
The foreign office has said that every
disputed point between Russia and
Japan, with the exception of payment
of Indemnity, had practically been ar
ranged on a basis satisfactory to both
sides, but that Russia would never pay
an indemnity. If the latest proposal*
of Japan mean that she waives all
claims to Indemnity of any. kind or
description, giving up all. idea of re
imbursement for the expenses of the
war In any guise whatever,, and, in
place thereof. Is prepared to accept,
for the restoration to Russia of the
northern half of Sakhalin, a redemp
tion price to be fixed by an unbiased
commission, this price to be based upon
the actual value of the island and not
to take into account Japan's war ex
penses or to carry a concealed indem
nity to Japan, there is reason for the
belief that the mumbling block to
peace can b» removed and that there
ought to be a new and promising basis
for continuation of the negotiations.
Mobilization Ukase Issued.
An Imperial ukase, dated August W,
orders the mobilization of troops for the
reinforcement of the army In the far
east. The order applies to certain dis
tricts in the governments of Vilna,
Grodno, Kovno, Cpurland, Kovonla,
Perma, Vattka, Blmblrsk. Saratova,
Vorenburg, Astrakhan and Ura, and to
the Don Cossacks. Horses have been
requesltloned , in Various districts of
The order for mobilization, which was
only published today, affects seventy of
the 792 districts ot the empire. Only
one district in each of the governments
of Grodno and Livonia and two In those
of Astrakhan are Included, the remain
ing sixty-six being in the other govern
ments. This mobilization will not ln
terefere with the regular mldrSeptem
ber enrollment of recruits, which 1* ex
pected to bring to the colors/nearly
400,000 men, though, of course, these will
J Following the 1 Russian ; reverse* " at
Llauyang, Mukden, the sea of Japan,
etc., earnest and persistent demands
were made upon the war office for army
reforms, one result of which Is -that it
is now proposed to do away with of
ficers personal military- servants at the
front, making the officers an allowance
with which to provide themselves .with
servants, but doing away with military
servants. This will increase the fight
ing force by nearly 60,000. -
Yearning for a Battle
The Svlet today says: The Japanese
conditions for peace would only be ac
ceptable if a Japenese fleet were threat
enlng St. . Petersburg and a 'Japanese
army was occupying Moscow. : . Russia
will not bow to the Japanese yoke lo
fulfill President Roosevelt's desire to
guarantee the American creditors of
Japan and to cover himself with glory
as a peacemaker. Japan, \ needing
peace, seeks it ' through the interme
diary of her friend. President Roose
velt, and : makes exorbitant ; demands
while the president is I striving t;| In?
directly to exact the consent of Russia."
After long and fruitless negotiations it
would seem that we are on. the eve of
what Russia has long desired — a great
battle between Llnevitch and I Field
Marshal Oyama. ' *.
Have Faith in Oyama
TOKIp, Aug. 18.— The public Still re«
mains uninformed regarding- the later t
developments at Portsmouth, '/ but «it
seems convinced . that it is • useless fto
hope for peace. The financial market
reflected this sentiment on opening to
day, and it declined sharply. .The share**
of the exchange itself declined twenty
yen, the heaviest break on the ■ share
list. ' '• , ■ ■
The failure of the peace , negotiation*
will be generally regretted, but tha
press and all other expressions of pub
lic opinion indicate a widespread pref
erence for the continuance of the, war
rather than the aoeptance of unsatis
factory terms. Underlying the popular
attitude is a deep-rooted .confidence
that General Oyama will defeat General
Line vl ten ' and take Harbin, I and „ tho t
the Japanese troops . will » completely
overrun the coast provinces of the Rus
sians with every poslsblllty. of a, great
decrease in the cost of military opera
tions after the main Russian army; has
been defeated, even If the war 1* con
tinued for an extended period.
Authoress— How Is It, Anno, I find
you reading novels, instead of work *•
, Servant— Oh, k mum, but I never, read '
yours! — Translated for Tales from