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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MOXDA.Y, AUGUST 14, 1905.
EGORD SUE OF
Exports' of Manufactures From
the United States Show
IRON PRODUCTS IN LEAD
China Bought Millions ot Yards or
Cotton Oioth in Excess of the
Large Quantity Purchased
EXPORTS OF MANUFACTURES.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. Statistics
ccmpiled by the Bureau of Statistics of
the Department of Commerce and Labor
how that the exports of manufactures
In the fiscal year Just ended amounted
to 1543.620.297. as against $452,415,921 In the
preceding year, ?433,S51,76 in 1900 and HS8,
595,743 in l8o.
The exports for the past fiscal yoar
"were not only the largest, on record,
T)Ut are in excess of the combined ex
ports of all articles in the centennial
year, 1876, and nearly $140,000,000 more
than the total imports and exports of
the country at the close of the Civil
The growth in the export in manufac
tures is shown to have largely exceeded
the growth in population. Out of 30
leading articles only seven show a fall
ing off for the year as compared with
1904. Iron and steel manufactures sup
ply about one-fourth of the total exports,
having been $134,727,921, as against 5111,
948,586 in the preceding year.
Steel rails showed an increase of $2,
000.000. chiefly in shipments to Canada,
South America, Mexico, the "West Indios,
Japan and other Oriental countries.
Locomotives Sent to Japan.
Machinery also showed an Increase in
1P05 of more than $6,000,000 over 1904. a
curious feature being the large Increase
in exports of locomotives to Japan, 161
engines having been sent there In 1903
as against 74 in the previous year. Mex
ico and Argentina increased their pur
chases of American sewing machines,
while Japan increased her purchases of
electrical machinery and builders' ma
terial each In a substantial degree.
Copper manufactures take second rank,
with a total valuation of $Pf(225,29l in
1903 as compared with $57,142,081. There
was an Increase of $10,000,000. in the cop
per exports to China. r
There- was an Increase in the exporta
tion of mineral oils the third article in
importance of over 100,000,000 gallons, but
owing to the fall in price the amount Is
only stationary. The oil export for 1905
was 951,000,000 gallons as against 847,009,
000 gallons. The value for 1905 was $71,-
RRK817 TinA tnr 1904 was $71,753,652: to
Great Brltian and Ireland, 271,000.000 gal
lons were sent; to Gorroany, 147,000.000.
and to The Netherlands, 117.000,000. Only
55,000,000 gallons were exported to South
China Buys Cotton Cloth.
Cotton manufactures present one of the
striking features of the year's export,
having advanced from $22,402,713 in 1901
to $49,666,030 in the year Just ended. The
growth occurred chiefly in cotton cloth
exports, $14,686,199 being the total in 1904
and $41,320,542 the figure for 1903.
To China there was an increase of
about 400,000,000 yards over last .year's
exportation of 769,000,000 and the value of
other cotton cloth exported to that coun
try Increased from $4,000,000 In 1901 to
$27,750,000 in 1905. Japan was the only
other-country to show a considerable in
crease, total being 16,000.090 yards as
against 440,003 yards in 1904.
Leather and its manufactures, fourth
in importance in the list o-manufactured
articles exported, snowed an increase of
$4,000,000. the total in 1905 have been $38.
000,000 as compared with $34,000,000 in the
preceding year. n this class also Japan
is credited with the chief increase.
MRS. VAN DRAN POISONED
(Continued from First Page.)
guarded by a body guard and has taken
extraordinary precautions in keeping his
home securely locked. Twice, Mr. Van
Dran says. Young has passed him on
the street, and both times he has pneered
at him, although he made no attempt to
If murder was committed the person
or persons who did the deed opened the
window and either doctored the bottle
that was In the bucket and replaced It, or
knowing the well-established habjt of both
Van Dran and his wife of drinking gingor
ale, simply substituted the bottle. There
are two ways of reaching the Van Dran
flat. One is by going around the flat on
the Seventeenth-street side, or by going
around on Couch street. In the rear of
the flat Is a narrow courtway, with
stairs leading into the rear of the flats.
All that would have been necessary for
the person or persons who plotted this
foul 'deed would have; been to have
walked up the back stairs until, they came
to the Van Dran flat. A common case
knife would have been all' that was nec
essary to have, slid back the window
fastener and "the rest would have been
easy. It would not have been necessary
even to have entered the little 'pantry,
although the window which Is only a
half affair, opens wlde enough to admit
a person of more than the average size.
Reached From "Window.
The fact, however, that the bucket,
which was temporarily serving as a re
frigerator because the one which had
been ordered had not arrived, was- eo
close to the window that all that was
necessary was to have leaned half
through the window, reach down into the
bucket and either remove the bottle that
was there and replace it with anothor,
or take the one there and open it and
pour in the deadly poison, arrange the
stopper again and place Jt back. The
bottle from which the deadly stuff was
taken was a common soda-water bottle.
It Is the property of the Pioneer Soda I
Works, whose factory is in South Port- '
land. The firm Is considered one of the
best in the city and little credence is
placed in the theory that perhaps the
bottle had formerly contained prusslc
If murder was planned, it was done
with a cold-bloodedness that would shame
those famous poisoning crimes credited to
Lucrctia Borgia and other world notorU
ous poipaners. It was diabolic to a de
gree, for whoever did the deed, perhaps
not only missed the person that it was
Intended for, but caused the death of an
Innocont woman and might have caused
that of her rister. How were they to
know but that the contents of this bottle
might not have been passed to ecvoral
guoets? It was only a trick of fate and
the warning that Mtr. Van Dran gave
to her sister while die was being stricken
unto death by the deadly drug, a poison
which noted chemists state producos.
when diluted, almost Instant death, per
haps, saved the entire family.
Acts Like Description by Chemists.
The .description given by Miss Montelth
of Mrs. Van Dran's death corroborates the
description given by the chemists of how
death follows the taking of this poison.
She wap extremely thirsty and had taken
several large swallows. The effect of the
drug was almost Instantaneous. The poi
son had already begun its deadly work.
It had produced paralysis of the respira
tor' organs and she Just had strength
enough to gasp out, "For God sake, don't
drink that stuff. It's horrible." Then,
reeling and fighting against the
stupor that was quickly taking place, she
attempted to roach the water faucet In
the kitchen, when she staggered and
would have fallen, but Tor Miss Montelth,
who grasped hold of her and placed her
on the floor. Miss Montelth then hur
riedly summoned Dr. William Jonep, but
when he arrived, the woman was all but
dead, only a slight pulse being apparent.
Detects Presence of Poison.
Dr. Jones made a casual examination
and at once he detected the presence of
poison. There was a slight froth about
the Hps, and he gave it as his opinion that
the poison was either pruselc acid
or cyanide of potassium, which Is prac
tically the same in its effect. The eyes
of the dead woman were at firrt. wide
open and glassy and the pupils were di
lated, showing every evidence of prusslc
acid poisoning. Some of the contents of
the bottle had spilled on the white oil
cloth which covered the bottom of the
shelf in the pantry and left a brown dis
coloration. The tosts that Dr. Parker and
Dr. EquI made were from a part of the
contents which was left In the glass from
which Mrs. Van Dran drank and from the
glass that Miss Montoith was about to
drink. Both showed that they were hoav
iiv rhnrirnd -with the noison. The sam
ples were taken from a part of the llquldy
In posposwon of Coroner uniey. noro
Is some doubt as to whether the bottle
contained glngerale, for the liquid now
has turned to a deep cherry brown and
shows a heavy precipitation.
Cyanide of Potassium.
This has lent to the belief that It was
cyanjdo of potassium, and that It had
been used either In the crystal form or
a powder. Cyanide of potassium when it
comes In contact with cither the add ot
the stomach or other acids such as are
used in the preparation jf ginger ale or
other kindred .soft drinks, produces
hydrocyanic acid, which is the sajne as
prusslc acid. The same test Is used "to
discover both forms of poison. Both wore
used by the doctors and the results were
Husband Barely Escaped Murder.
Mr. Van Dran, the husband of the dead
woman, narrowly escaped being murdered
by Joe Young a saloonkeeper. Young en
tered Van Dran's place of business one
night just before closing time. He bought
a drink for Van Dran and a couple of
frionds who were In the saloon at the
time. Later he was invited to take an
other drink with Van Dran and declined
and called Van Dran from behind the bar,
saying that he wished to talk with him.
Van Dran followed Young to the side
walk and when they were alone. Young
is said to have inquired of Van Dran
why he (Van Dran) had been circulating
reports about him that he bad beaten his
wife and neglected her. Van Dran, it is
said, denied that he had circulated any
reports of that nature, but stated that he
had heard that such was the case and
took Young to task. No angry -words
were spoken apd Van Dran again en
tered the saloon. He had Just reached
the end of the bar when Young entered
with two revolvers, one In each hand,
and began firing. The first shot struck
Van Dran In the left arm and pierced his
left breast. Being unarmed Van Dran
sought shelter behind a safe, but before
he could get there another-shot struck
him in the right hip. He fell to the floor
and started. to crawl behind the bar and
Young leaped over the bar and shot at
him again, hitting him In the leg.
Lay in Hospital at Point or Death.
As a result of Iris wounds. Van Dran
lay In the hospital for weeks at the point
of death, and has only recently been able
to take charge of his business. Young
was arrested, and later, when it was
found that Van Dran would recover, he
was released on $10,000 bonds. The case
has been set for trial a couple of times,
but Young has pleaded illness, and now
the case is set for trial September 6. The
shooting, so far as is known, was done
because both Mrs. Van Dran and her hus
band, who had known Mrs. Young evor
since she was a little girl, and nnd. so
the story goes, given hor financial aid.
Van Dran had known Young for 12 years;
and until the night of the shooting, there
had never been any quarrel between them.
Comes of Good Family.
Mrs. Van Dran was a Miss Montelth,
and comes from one of the best-known
families in Oregon. They formerly lived
in Albany, where the body will "be taken
on Tuesday for burial. Mrs. Van Dran
was dearly loved bv all who knew her.
She also lived in Pendleton, where Mr.
Van Dran at one time ran a "hotel, and
they have a host of friends throughout
the state On Saturday evening, hardly
an hour bofore the tragedy occurred, Mrs.
Van Dran. In company with her husband
and Miss Montelth, passed along Wash
ington street and were greeted by many
friends, and she was congratulated on the
marvelous escape of her husband. Mr.
Van Dran was greatly attached to his
wife, and there was a great bond of affec
tion between them. Some one started the
rumor yesterday that Mrs. Van Dran was
afflicted with heart trouble.' but this was
denied by Mr. Van Dran.
"What Pharmacists Say.
During the course of the investiga
tion as. to the manner in which prusslc
acid might have been introduced Into
the glngerale which Mrs. Van Dran
drank Immediately preceding her
death, a theory was advanced that. In
the manufacture of the drink, prussic
acid might have been used in such a
proportion as to produce death.
A reporter for The Oregonlan Inter
viewed several pharmacists and manu
facturers of soda drinks relative to the
matter, wltn the result that such a
theory was proved to be untenable.
From what was developed concerning
the manufacture of ginger ale. it Is
established that the Ingredients used
do not contain the slightest trace of
Formulas for Preparation.
Fenner's Twentieth Century Formu
lary and tho National Formulary, both
standard works, give the following
formula for making glngerale. which
formula is universally used at soda
fountains and bottling works:
"Jamaica ginger. 4 lbs. avoirdupois;
Canada snake root (ararlum). 4 oz.
avoirdupois; oil of orange. 3 fluid
drachms: oil or lemon, 1 fluid oz.; oil
of pimento, 1 Vz fluid drachms; mag
nesium carbonate. 4 oz. avoirdupois;
sodium carbonate. 1 oz. avoirdupois;
caramel coloring. 2 fluid ounces; alco
hol and water In sufficient quantities."
. "To bottle or charge In fountains, six
ounces of the extract above obtained
should be used with one and one-half
gallons of syrup, soven gallons of water,
one fluid ounce solution of citric acid and
two fluid ounces of caramel coloring."
All reputable manufacturers use the
formula given; in fact. It Is the only one
ever used, bo far as can b ascertained.
It I." said to contain nothing Injurious
except citric acid, and that In such small
quantities as to preclude the possibility
of the liquid being dangerous.
Another reason urged is that such soft
drinks as glngerale are made in tanks
from which p cores and perhaps hundreds
of bottle are filled.
If by any chance poison was present In
the bottle when 1 1 came from the factory
a large number of bottles, filled from the
same cylinder, must contain the poison
In the same proportion, and other deaths
would have been reported.
WAIL FROM THE SOLACE
Home-Comins Tars Have Numerous
Grievances Against Commander.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. l$.-(Special.)-Wlth
the arrival of the naval transport
Solace from Manila, a wall has gone up
from those on board. At Yokohama,
where the transport remained for five
dayp. many of the returning time-expired
men of the Navy, bound home from the
Far East, wished to go ashore for their
first visit at a Japanese port. Most of
these men had not been paid off for three
months, and they asked for at loast a
portion of their wages.
By order of Commander Bull. It is said,
they were given nothing until late that
night, and those who then went ashore
overstayed their leave. This resulted In
many of them being Jailed on the trip to
Honolulu, and all hands were furthermore
denied shore leave at Honolulu. In the
meantime, according to the men, the Sol
ace fed them badly.
"I have been on half a dozen ships of
the Navy and never before kicked," said
one rosy-cheeked -tar.
There were more complaints .from the
men following the refusal of Commander
Bull to allow .any ot the sailors to attend
a benefit performance on the transport
Lawton, at Honolulu, given by the Law
ton's crow for the Bennington survivors.
Admission to the cerformanre was1 Jl a.
heati; and 300 of the sailors on the Solace
wore desirous of attending. But Com
mander Bull denied them the privilege.
Bach time the Solace comes to port she
lands a cargo of complaints.
INDIAN VILLAGE WRECKED
Landslide Raises Big IVavo in tho
WINNIPEG. Aug. 13. At 3:29. P. M. to
day a tremendous landslide same down
about a mile west of Spencer Bridge, near
Asacroft. B. C, sweeping the waters of
the Thompson River over the entire In
dian village, leaving nothing but wreck
in its path. The landslide caused a wave
from 10 to IS feet high up the river, car
rying the ferry and all small boats be
Fifteen Indians are reported killed and
12 injured. Doctors "have been sent from
Kamloops and Ashcroft.
BUYING FRENCH BATTERIES
Venezuelan Government Signs a
CARACAS, Venezuela. Aug. 12. De
layed in transmission.) The covernmant
lias signed a 51.0M.0i: contract with a
Fronch firm for eight batteries of 7-mIHi-meter
campaign guns and four batteries
of mountain guns of the same caliber.
Peruvian Minister to Brazil.
LIMA. Peru. Aug. 13. Eutoglet Larra
bure Unanue has been appointed Minister
Mrs. W. B. Bowcn. of Canada, Is visit
ing hor brother, J. F. Bowen, of Rock
wood, on the Base Line road. They had
not met for 33 years.
Rev. S. H. Dewart. of the Woodlawn
Methodist Episcopal Church, yesterday
dedicated a new Methodist Church Ip tho
Hood River Valley.
Assistant Chief George H. O'Donnell
and Lieutenant Strohm. both of the Los
Angeles fire department, arc visiting Port
land and have expressed themselves as
greatly pleased with the operations of the
local fire department.
CHICAGO. Aug. 13. (Speolal.) Ore
gonlans registered today as follows:
From Portland G. G. Howe. C. E.
.Wood, at the Auditorium: Mrs. L.
Blakewell, at the Windsor-Clifton.
From Orecron S. W. Crownli o r Ha
"Morrison: W. L. Pease, at pie Kalser-
From The Dalles W. IL Peck, at the
From Oregon City J. A. Thomas, at
the Great Northern.
NEW YORK. Aug. 13. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered today as
From Portland F. A. Hamburgor, E.
L. Ho'agland, at the Herald Square.
From Victoria J. A. Patterson, at the
Victoria; J. R. Bowles, at the Imperial.
From Seattle Mrs. C. J. Smith, at the
Albemarle; L. A. Morris, at the Manhat
tan. Wltte Denies the Authenticity.
PORTSMOUTH. N. H., Aug. 13.-(Spe-claL)
Lhe Japanese and Russian envoys
are much exercised tonight over the
statement that Mr. Witte's argument
relative to Japan's preponderance of In
terest in Corea is being made public Mr.
Wltte himself denies emphatically the
authenticity of such publication and both
Mr. Plancon, for the Russians, and A.
Sato, for the Japanese, denounce it as
Hood's Sarsaparilla brings back health
and gives strength after serious illness.
ENVOYS T CUG
Russians Drop Substantial
Bills in the Plate.
STARTLED BY AN ANTHEM
Words Sung to Russian National Air
In Little Episcopal Church Are
Different From Thoso
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. Aug. 13. Relief
from the heat of the past two dtys and
the early decision to abandon the pro
posed Sunday session of the peace con
ference made relaxation possible.
The day was Ideal from every point of
view. The roads had been packed hard
by the rains, the bay and ocean were
smooth and the air bright and wisp, mak
ing driving, automoblllng, sailing and
steaming all attractive and all of these
diversions wore enjoyed by various mem
bers of the foreign visitors.
After luncheon Mr. Wltte. Baron Rosen
and General Yormoleff toured the shore
road in their automobiles, returning to
the hotel in the afternoon. They had In
tended to go to Magnolia and spend the
night there, returning early tomorrow.
Upon reaching Newburyport. however,
they found that It would be quite late
when they reached Magnolia and so re
turned. Baron Rosen democratically spent the
afternoon on the veranda of the hotel
reading the Sunday papers. Mr. Wltte
was in his apartments the remainder of
the afternoon. k
Japanese Go for a Hide.
Baron Komura and Minister Takhlra
took a morning ride and also left the
hotel for a ride through town early in
the evening. Some members of the mis
sions visited the Mayflower and Dolphin
In the day.
The Russians left the hotel at 10 o'clock
for Christ's Church. Tho two plenipoten
tiaries made the trip In an automobile
which had been assigned for Mr. Witte's
exclusive use. A four-horse tallyho con
voyed clsrht. others of the Russian mis
sion. The people of Portsmouth did not know
that the Russian dignitaries had planned
to attend worship and no one was there
from curiosity. In the church the envoys
were escorted to the very front pew. On
arrival the rest of the party were shown
seats immediately behind those of their
Russians Hear Episcopal Service.
The service began at once. It was the
"matins" service of the high Episcopal
Church, with its hymns and chants, anc
lasted exactly 70 minutes. There was no
sermon. The distinguished guests had
some difficulty In following the service,
that Is, rising on time to the responses.
In the orthodox Russian church there are
no pews, the congregation romalning
standing throughout the service.
Rev. Charles L. W. Brine, rector, was
the officiating clergyman. "Friends, we
bid you welcome." was his only deviation
from the prescribed service. When the
offerings were passed each "Russian
brought forth a bill anl the 112 omen
and eight gentlemen, who. beside ) the
envoys, made up the congregation, jrere
given an impressive Illustration- sv the
generosity of the Russians.
New Words to Russian Anthem.
A somewhat strange coincidence in the
service, and one. which, for the moment
was startling to the Russians, was the
sudden bursting from the organ of the
Russian anthem, the music to hymn No.
487. which, by chance, formed a part ot
the prescribed series of Sunday services.
To the national anthem, the Russians
God rave the Czar, strong and powerful.
Helen tw Glory:
Reign to the terror at the enemr.
Oh. Orthodox Czar-long live the Czar.
The words In the hymnal, however,
were In part these:
See barbarous nations at thy gate? attend.
Walk In the light and at thy temple beiwt:
See thy bright altars throaged with prostrate
Wblle every band in Joyous tribute brings.
When the services had ended the envoys
were pleasantly received by the rector
and members of his parish. They remained
only a short time, however, returning di
rect to the hotel.
Minister Takahira, the Japanese Minis
ter, accompanied by Commander Isham
Takeshlta, the naval attache of the Jap
anese Logation at Washington, attended
the evoning services at the Christian
Church In Kittcry. Me. The Minister left
the hotel at 6:33 in an automobile and did
not return until after 10 o'clock.
Baron Komura and Minister Yamosa
went for a long drlvo this evening and
returned to the hotel much refreshed.
FEW HEAR WITTE'S MESSAGE
St. Petersburg -Is Kept in Ignorance
of Peace Proceedings.
' ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 13. The Rus
sian capital is in the dark regarding the
meaning of tho prolonged conference at
Portsmouth on Saturday. The purport,
of Mr. Witte's message, received here,
has been Imparted only to a few officials.
Nevertheless. In high quarters today
there Is a certain feeling or hopefulness
noticeable, which is not altogether ac
counted for on the ground that thus far
there has been no rupture and that the
terms are still under discussion, with a
chance of an understanding being reached.
The only comment vouchsafed officially
was that Mr. Witte's answer seemed not
altogether unacceptable to the Japanese,
else the conference would have ended
then and there. Count Lamsdorff. who is
keeping In close touch with the Emperor,
went again to Peterhof today, bearing
the latest messages but apparently there
were no Important developments here af
fecting the negotiations.
The Emperor has seen the other Minl
ters also during the last two days, but
has found no occasion to summon a
council of Ministers, and Mr. Witte's
course seems to be meeting with his full
All official dispatches received from
Portsmouth, after being deciphered, are
forwarded to the Emperor, whose com
ment and suggestions thereon are some
times expressed In marginal annotations.
There Is reason to believe that no mani
festo on the subject of a national as
sembly will be Issued until definite news
is received from Portsmouth, so that If
peace negotiations fall tho promise of an
assembly and the publication of the re
jected Japanese terms, made simultane
ously, will combine to stir up the pa
triotism of the country.
POSSIBILITY IS ADMITTED.
London j Dispatches Are Generally
LONDON. Aug. 14. The morning news
papers carrj lengthy dispatches today,
covering In more than one Instance over
two columns, from Portsmouth. The tone
of these dispatches in general ore pessi
mistic, although It is admitted that the
mere fact that the plenipotentiaries ore
continuing to talk Is Indicative of the pos
sibility that some arrangement finally
will be reached whereby the continuance
of the war may be avoided.
The Times this morning is particularly
hopeless In ltsVxpressions regarding the
conference, and almost goes as far as to
say that a peaceful outcome is impos
sible. The Morning Po3t has an Interview with
Mr. Wltte, In which the Russian envoy
discusses the question of an understand
ing being reached between Russia and
Great Britain, which, he said, was quite
within the bounds ot probability.
Explaining American sympathy for
Japan, the Morning Post's correspondent
quotes Mr. Wltte as saying that it is due
In the first place to the spread of cultiva
tion hy Japan; secondly, to the negligence
of Russia in falling to place her case
properly before the world, and. lastly, to
Jewish Influence. With regard to an un
derstanding between Great Britain and
Russia Mr. Wltte Is quoted as saying:
"It woukl not be possible for Russia and
England to reach an understanding
against a nation friendly to Russia. If It
did not have this object In view then
there is no reason why Russia could not
be friendly with England and still re
main on good terms with Germany. For
Instance. France and Russia are allies
and Russia .and Germany are good
friends. The fact of Russia's having the
good will of both France and Germany
has prevented many historical events
from taking place that otherwise would
According to the Post Mr. Wltte firmly
declined to discuss the peace negotiations
beyond saying: "All I can say Is that the
outlook Is not clear."
On the financial situation Mr. Wltte Is
quoted as saying that Russia Is amply
able to carry on tho war, "not for a year,
but for years, or for so long a3 may be
MUCH PESSIMIS3I AT TOKIO
Xewspapcrs Comment on Attitude oC
TOKIO, Aug. 13. The Japanese news
papers continue to take a pessimistic view
of the results of the conference at' Ports
mouth. The Jl JI says:
"It Is not possible to place much hope
In the outcome of the negotiations. It Is
patent to everybody that the best course
open to Russia Is the conclusion of peace,
as It Is now Impossible for her to recover
her lost prestige. Should M. Wltte con
clude a peace which means the accept
ance of Japan's terms, he will find him
self confronted by a strong opposition
which will cost him the confidence of the
Emperor and the Rurolan government.
"If Mr. Wltte is brave enough to subor
dinate his personal Interest completely to
the good of his country, he is In a
unique position to render a meritorious
service to Ruseia. But It Is to much to
expect such a sentiment In any Russian
statesman under the present form of
"There Is every Indication that the Rus
sian delegates will decline to accept
Japan's torms and that a rupture will
occcur. Should a rupture occur the de
gree of Japan's terms will not be re
sponsible for the break."
The Asahl says:
"We are Inclined to pessimism because
Ru?la Is allowing herself to be Influenced
by a misunderstanding in regard to
Japan's actual condition and strength.
Russia thinks that Japan Is solicitous for
peace, thinking that peace alone can
save Japan from a collapse In the near
future. Russia still thinks she can ex
"As long as the Russian delegates al
low themselves to be misguided they will
not accept Japan's terms, which are the
lowest that Japan, as a victor, can ac
cept The Russian terms will not satisfy
Japan, hence there Is little hope that
peace will result from the conference."
RUSSIA'S GAME OF BLUFF.
Japanese Paper Comments on This
Style of Diplomacy.
TOKIO. Aug. 13. The Nippon this
morning. In reference to the peace nego
tiations prints the following:
"Reports from abroad purporting to
come from Russian authority to the effect
that Russia has instructed Mr. Witte to
refuse cession of territory and the pay
ment of indemnity are nothing but mere
"Russian diplomacy has shown itself to
be full of bluffing and Intimidation, par
ticularly so during the period preceding
the present hostilities.
"Whatever measures Russia takes, the
fact stands out clear as daylight that
Sakhalin is under occupation and the fate
of Kamtcbatka is within easy command
of Japan. Other portions of Russia's
maritime possessions are within easy ac
cess of Japanese assailants.
"A shrewd diplomat and statesman like
Mr. Wltte cannot be blind to the facts. A
man of his financial experience ought to
be alive to the fact that the expenditures
required for the continuance of hostilities
ought to be utilized In a channel produc
tive of a greater benefit to Russia.
"However blind Russian stntemin msv
be. It is Impossible to believe that they
xau to appreciate the logic of events.
"Whatever differences may exist be
tween the plenipotentiaries, they can only
be In the point and degree of cession and
Indemnity, not In the principle of cession
The Hochl takes a pessimistic view of
the negotiations in view of the reported
refusal of Russia to cede territory. It
declares that Japan ought to pay more
attention to Manchuria than to Ports
mouth. Landlord Answers Criticisms.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. Aug. 13. In an
swer to the criticism of the accommoda
tions afforded the foreign guests, the ho
tel management request the publication
of the following statement:
"In regard to arrangemnts for the peace
conference, the management of the hotel
desires to say It has carried out to the
slightest degree every arrangement made
by the American Government. Special
service has been arranged for In regard
to giving the envoys special service, and
an extra chef and assistant have been
provided especially for these people, mak
ing a la carte service un to midnight.
"The palm-room, which., in the ordinary
way. has been closed at 11 o'clock, has
been kept open as late as 2 o'clock In the
"In regard to the Russians not receiving
accommodations asked for. very good
rooms wore reserved for these people, but
they brought with them an extra number
of people. At the present time, although
their rooms were not enlarged beforehand,
every Important member of the Russian
mission Is provided with a parlor, bed
room and bath. Extra people have now
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This week, a mighty effort to entirely close out
all stock of the Spring and Summer season. The
entire stock of Fancy Suits of regular stock and the
Two-Piece Outing Suits of the famous Chesterfield
make are on sale. No reserve; pick out the suit you
wish at the following great price reductions:
$12.00 Values at Sale $ 7.00
$15.00 Values at Sale $ 9.50
$20.00 Values at Sale $12.50
$22.50 Values at Sale $13.50
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All $25.00 Suits at
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Balbriggans, lisles, linens
short for the securing of
R. M. GRAY
been accommodated and given everything
they required. Both missions are now
Greater Humiliation Possible.
TOKIO. Aug. 14. The Nlchl Nlchi says
"Russia's sensitiveness and humiliation
are natural, but the excess of such scn
tlment Is liable to lead to great humllia-
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tlon, and possibly to disgrace. Japan,
the victor, consented to open a peace
meeting In response to the chivalrous
efforts of President Roosevelt, who was
supported by France and Germany.
Should Russia continue her bluffing, she
will And herself isolated and alienated
from the civilized powers."
The Nlchl Nlchl further declares that
Japan's terms are modest, and that Rus-
! sia alone would be responsible If there
Is a breach at Portsmouth.
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