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VOL. XXIV NO. 24.
P.ORTL.VND, OREGON, STJlyDAY MORNING, JCNB lls 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Roosevelt Will Bring
WILL NAME ENVOYS NEXT
Armistice in Manchuria
MAY 'MAKE TREATY IN JULY
Rapid Success of Roosevelt in Bring
ing 'Russia rind Japan Together
Proves Wonder of All
WASHINGTON, June 10. Japan's ac
ceptance of the President's "offer of Rood
will" has reached the State Department
In a cablegram from Minister Grlscom.
Russia's reply followed later, but not In
time to be deciphered tonight. It la ex
pected that It will be made public tomor
row. Jopan's reply reached the State Depart
ment several hours ahead of Russia's.
Had the cablegram from Ambassador
Meyer reached here before the department
closed, there Is a strong probability that
bo? It would have been made public today.
No word regarding their character can bo
obtained, beyond the fact that Troth are
acfptsmces. and both express gratitude of
the respective governments for the Pres
ident's offer of good-will.
.An Interesting fact regarding the nego
tiations of the last week Is the powerful
Influence brought to bear upon Russia by
France to accept the offer of the Pres
ident lnd appoint plenipotentiaries to dls
cus peace with representatives of Japan.
M. Juftejat.d. the French Ambassador,
was informed by the President of every
move, and has kept Paris thoroughly In
touch with the President's activity. Loyal
i-upport from Paris has been given to the j
President's efforts from the first.
MAKES DIPI05IATS WONDER
Rapid Progress of Roosevelt May
Bring Peace in July.
WASHINGTON. June 10. (Special.)
Replies to Prcsldont Roosevelt's peace
proposal were received by the State De
partment today from Ambassador Meyer
at St. Petersburg and Minister Grlscom
at Toklo. on behalf of the governments
to which they are accredited. Exactly
Tshat form the responses have taken will
not be known until Sunday night, when
the President will return from Ills outing
In Virginia. They will then bo made
If these replies are in as unqualified
form as It Is believed they are, a formal
notification to each of the belligerents
that the other has accepted the sugges
tions of peace will be transmitted at once
to the respective governments. This ac
complished, Toklo and St. Petersburg will
notify tholr commanding officers in the
field to suspond hostilities pending pcaco
negotiations. During these negotiations
the troops will rest on their arms, pre
sumably until the treaty of peace has
In view of the striking progress made
toward peace, some sanguine diplomats
looked for an Immediate withdrawal of
the Russian forces from Manchuria. But
In view of the fact that either nation
may withdraw from the peace conference
at any time previous to the signing of the
treaty, the general belief l.i that the ces
uRtion of hostilities will no? be marked
by the withdrawal of cither army.
Local diplomats are fairly astounded
over what they deem the marvelous re
sults achieved by President Roosevelt.
Although they looked for peace, they ex
pected weeks of preliminary negotiation
before the Incident could possibly attain
the perfection It has. It Is expected here
that after the declaration of an armistice
Russia will continue her evasive methods
of diplomacy with a view of maintaining
her prestige and bearing down the in
demnity claim of Japan.
There may be many hitches before the
final conclusion of the negotiations. It is
conceded in some quarters that Japan
may be forced to threaten a renewal of
hostilities to bring Russia to fair dealing.
But the consensus of opinion among
diplomats of high and low degree Is that
peace Is assured, that an armistice will
be ordered within two days and that the
reace treaty will be signed not later than
the middle of July.
INDEMNITY MAX BE BILLION
Diplomats Begin to Calculate on Ja
LONDON. June 10.-(12:40 P. M.)
The keenest Interest is manifested in
President Roosevelt's note endeavor
ing to bring Japan and Russia to an
understanding. While the British Gov
ernment is not taking any part in the
negotiations. It is giving the most cor
dial support to the President, of whose
actions In the matter It has been kept
fully Informed. Diplomatic and .offi-'
clal circles speak In the highest terms
of the diplomatic manner in which the
President handled the matter, and are
fully in accord with what they con
sider to be the only way In which the
difficulty could be overcome.
The United States, not being entan
gled in any way, was really the only
country which could take action, but
even President Roosevelt could not do
Snore than enaeavor to start direct ne
gotiations between the belligerents.
Japan, It can be stated, refused to start
the negotiations until fully assured of
the earnestness of Russia and that her
proposals would be seriously consid
ered. Her demands -will include an In
demnity, on the amount of which
the President is urging lenient treat
ment. It Is considered here that Japan is
entitled to on indemnity, and it is
pointed out that, while the payment
of an indemnity might affect the
standing of Russia among the powers,
It Is not so serious as the lose of ter
ritory: besides, the payment of an in
demnity would be forgotten sooner
than the loss of territory, and would
leave no feeling of revenge.
Financial circles In London are of
the opinion that the Japanese will de
mand an indemnity amounting to about
$1,000,000,000. that being their estimate
of the cost to the Japanese joI the 26
months' fighting. This is considered In
some quarters to be too large an es
timate of the expenditures, which it Is
thought to be nearer $600,000,000.
It Is also understood that Russia now
admits In principle that the demand for
an indemnity is Justified. It is suggested
that the terms of Japan will probably
also include tho acknowledgment of a
Japanese protectorate over Corca, the
total Russian evacuation of Manchuria,
the handing over ef Russian Interests on
tho Liao Tung Peninsula and at Port
Arthur to Japan, and the cession of the
railroad from Port Arthur to Harbin.
The question of tho Island of Sakhalin
will also be raised.
NEGOTIATE IN "WASHINGTON
American Capital Chosen for Meet
ing of Peace Envoys.
WASHINGTON. June 10. From an au
thoritative official source It is learned to
day that It has been practically deter
mined that the plenipotentiaries of Japan
and Russia for the determination of peace
terms will hold their sessions In Wash
ington. CZAR INVITED INTERCESSION
President's Action Taken ait Sugges
tion of Russian Despot.
BERLIN, June 10. The text of Pres
ident Roosevelt's message on tho sub
ject of peace to the governments of
Russia and Japan Is regarded at the
Foreign Offlco here as admirable In
spirit and phrasing, and positive hope
now exists of comprehensively early
peace. The Russian Emperor, In fact.
Invited the action of the Prosident, and
had much to do with, the form that
the President's representations took.
Emperor Nicholas, through the coun
sel of powerful personal Influences In
Russia.- became disposed toward peace
some days in advance of the Presi
dent's action. It was recognized at
tho Russian court and at this court
also that no man In the world could
so well make an appeal for peace as
President Roosevelt. His known
views, the detachment of the United
States from the European system and
tho good will Japan feels toward the
United States mode the President the
solitary statesman who could take
such a step without either side dis
trusting him or feeling annoyed by his
The conviction here is that Russia
Is now ready for peace and seeks peace,
and that the only differences insur
mountable by negotiations which
might arise He in the Japanese terms.
BERLIN PRAISES ROOSEVELT
Hope Tempered by Fear Russia May
BERLIN. June 11. (4:10 A. M.) The
morning papers adopt a hopeful tone
toward tho latest peace movement.
They praise President Roosevelt's skill
In choosing the psychological moment
for making overtures to Toklo and St.
Petersburg, . and say ho showed great
discretion in handling the matter.
The newspapers assume that the
first step wll bo an armistice, of which
the Generals at the front must settle
the details. Hence it Is believed that
considerable- time must elapse before
a treaty of peace can be signed. Some
fear is expressed that the Emperor of
Russia may not yet be fully convinced
of the hopelessness of the military sit
uation in Manchuria and may decide to
continue the struggle if Japan's terms
are too humiliating. All the newspa
pers, however, are convinced that the
next military operation of the Japanese
would make peace a necessity. If the
battles at Tsu Island and Mukden have
not already done so. They emphasize
the renewed demonstrations against
the war among the Russian people as
calculated to irapell the Emperor to
The Bourse, which has followed
President Roosevelt's efforts through
out the week with the keenest interest,
LONDON PAPERS PESSIMISTIC
Expect Demand for Indemnity Will
Wreck Peaco Prospects.
S FECIAL CABLE.
LONDON. June U. Despite the encour
aging peace news that comes from St.
Petersburg, Toklo and Washington, the
newspapers declare that they are re
luctant to regard cither peace or even a
rumored cessation of hostilities as a cer
tainty at the present time. Granting that
the peace talk is sound, they say that the
Russian Jingoes will get the -upper hand
and that Japanese Insistency on a money
Indemnity Is .roost likely to break oft all
Notwithstanding the pessimistic view of
the press, there Is a feeling in all circles
that peace is likely, a condition that will
be everywhere welcomed.
The Observer's terse comment Is: "We
must not be sanguine of the success of
The Sunday Times declares: "We do not
believe Japan's terms are unreasonable
on the main point that she Insists upon
a guarantee of her future position in the
Far East. It is inconceivable under cer
tain circumstances how she can expect
to see that her Just claims are allowed."
NEXT MOVE IS AN ARMISTICE
When .Plenipotentiaries Are Named,
'Hostilities Will Cease.
WASHINGTON, June 10. Officials In
Washington who hare been closely fol
lowing the negotiations conducted by the
President to bring about peace between
Japan and Russia expect that the next
move will be a request for an armistice,
and it is not thought that hostilities will
continue after plenipotentiaries are named
to arrange peace terms. It Is thought
here that the United States Government
will be the medium of communication
until some diplomatic channel Is estab
lished be twees the belligerent nations.-
HHE THEIR -Off
Hold. Big Parade .and Attend
the Exposition by, the
ARE BANQUETED -AT -INN
After, the Formal-Exercises of 'the
Day. the Knights "or lilxc Grip
Gather " at ' tho -Bridge
Yesterday .was Traveling Men's day at
the Exposition, and ' the 'knights . of -the
grip thronged the grounds. 2000 -strong.
They paraded in the morning, attended
the exercises in' the Auditorium in the
afternoon, and after' a banquet' at tb'e"
American Inn, hit the Trail in the eve
ning. Portland's reputation as the Rose City was
sustained by the mighty procession that
marched through the streets yesterday
morning. For each one of the 250) travel
ing men that had a place in the long lino
wore In his buttonhole the favorite flower.
Every shade and color were on display.
The visitors came from all parts of the
Northwest, and Eastern States as well.
They poured Into the city all day Friday,
and when the sun rose over Portland yes
terday morning It found a mighty host on
hand for the great celebration. Big dele
gations came from Seattle, Tacoma and
other Puget Sound cities. San Francisco
was here with her quota, and men from
Butte, Helena and Salt Lake City as well.
All parts of the country were repre
sented. Parade or Traveling Men.
The column started from the Custom
House promptly at 10:30, with a platoon
of police, and De Caprlo's Administration
Band In. the van. Behind followed squad
after squad of traveling men. In a never
ending line. Some! rode in carriages, but
these were officers, or those who were too
feeble to walk. Major Charles E. McDon
nell acted as grand marshal, aided by
Harvey Lounsbury and Charles Dick.
After touring Sixth, Morrison, Third,
Washington and Park street, the parade
finally reached the Cuttom-Hoose again,
where it was dismissed and the members
Instructed to proceed to the Fair grounds.
From the way the visitors poured la
through the Exposition gates. It was soon
apparent that all attendanc records
would be broken. Everywhere the badge
of the traveling man was to be seen, and
on every hand preparations were made
to welcome the visitors.
Exercises in Auditorium.
Promptly at 2 o'clock the exercises In
the Auditorium began, the opening num
ber of the programme being a selection
by the Administration Band. Immediate
ly following. President H. W. Goode de
livered an address of welcome, bidding
the visitors avaH themselves of every op
portunity to enjSy the facilities of the Ex
position. C W. Ransom, master of ceremonies,
then made a sbo'rt'replyand thanked Mr.
Goode for his solicitation in behalf of the
travelers. Then the Western" Academy
Glee. Club sang two selections, .which
were 'roundly applauded.
Governor Chamberlain, In a characteris
tic address, extended a second welcome to
the traveling men. telling of the part the
state -had played in the Exposition. There
was more miulc after the Governor's re
marks, and then R. C. Star. National
president of the" Travelers' Protective As
sociation, captivated the audience by his
clever .story-telling and his well-worded
remarks on the part that the traveling
man had played In the commercial stage
of the world.
Senator Fulton Speaks.
Senator Fulton concluded the speech
making with a witty address on "Tbe
Drummer." Although the audience had
been enthusiastic before, it now broke Its
bonds, and threw dignity aside. Mr. Fulton-spoke
as one of boys, and won his
way to every heart.
The next feature of the day was the
gigantic dinner given at the American Inn
by. the local traveling men to their vis
itors. Covers were laid for 7S0, and a
most enthusiastic time was had. For
nearly two flours speeches and toasts
were the order, of the day. and then the
boys made their way to the Trail.
The rest of the evening was spent In the
wildest frivolity. The band entertained
hundreds of visitors, while the Illumina
tions and fireworks held the attention of
.many.' Still others, probably all the rest,
wandered back and forth across the
-Bridge of Nations, Inspecting the various
attractions that beckoned from every
hand. Each of the travelers was provided
with a passbook, and all did their best
to get rid of the coupons. Finally the
lateness of the hour put an end to the
festivities, and the sightseers made their
way homeward, with fond recollections of
the day and its celebrations.
1EM OF THE DESERT
EMPTY STAGE WITH EXHAUSTED
Driver-and Wealthy Mlneeiraer's Wife
Believed to Have Perished la
8 AN BERNARDINO. CaL. June 10.
(Special.) Sheriff Ralphs left tonight tor
Manvel. In response to a telegram from
Deputy Sheriff Preciado. stating that min
ers had arrived with the Information that
Oscar Wilcox, a stage driver, was wan
dering about insane on the desert, or
was possibly dead. His stage and team
' x -vw M- - ir.,..
horses being oir-thcir last 1.xsv xV4-"
wllcox left here Tuesday morning- with
one passenger, 3Irs. Charles nenry, wire
of a wealthy mine owner, bound for Gold
Mountain, CO miles north of here, where
her husband Is superintendent of the
company. The stage should have ar
rived at Gold Mountain that afternoon,
and Wllcox have started on the return
trip Thursday morning, being due to
reach here last night. Mrs. Henry has not
been heard from. Her relatives leave
with the Sheriff tonight to institute a
Box S. the stage station where Wllcox
was seen yesterday. Is 40 miles out of his
course. The Arrow Head Stags Com
pany, by whom Wllcox Is employed. Is
at a loss to account for his presence
near Box S, and share the fears of the
officers that another desert tragedy has
RUSSIA PREPARES TO CAPTURE THE DOVE
JAPAN WILL ASK
' GOOD GUARANTEE
Will Bind'Russia to Strict Ob
servance of Treaty When
LOOKS TO POWERS TO HELP
Peace 3Iust-Nbt Be Used for Prepar
ation for Renewal of War.
Trusts Roosevelt for Czar's
S FECIAL. CABLE..
TOKIO. June ll.-On the ability of Rus
sia to offer a sufficient guarantee that she
will live up to any treaty of peace ar
ranged hinges Japan's willingness to
bring the war to an end. This statement
Is made on the authority of one of the
best-known Japanese statesmen, on con
dition that his identity be kept unknown.
"Japan wants peace," he said, "but she
will not be made a fool of by Russia.
That nation must agree to keep her hands
off the Far East for a long term of years,
and her treaty must contain some clauses
which effectively preclude her resuming
hostilities when her army and navy are re
habilitated, and such clauses must be of
such character that they cannot lightly be
disregarded. Even at the present time,
when her navy has been completely wiped
off the face of the waters and her army
has been disrupted and placed on the de
fensive at all points, we hear from our
secret agents In St. Petersburg that the
advocates of a war policy urge the Czar,
If he feels that he must subscribe to peace
terms, to refuse to commit Russia to any.
policy of disarming that -would prevent
the execution of contracts for new war
ships of all classes which were made with
German and American firms of shipbuild
ers. They hope that Japan, will be so
flushed with her success that she will be
dragged into a conflict with .the United
States and France, and that Russia can
then seize the moment to again enter
Manchuria and resume .her sway over
Make Powers Enforce Treaty.
"To prevent.thisJgpanwm.aak. that
the terms of peace be'sHute'So y-bita .that!
the powers will bo compelled to make
Russia live up to her obligations, no mat
ter what complications shall arise In the
future Of course, Japan will not Insist
on any agreement for disarmament that
would bo preposterous. Inasmuch as It
would bring a protest from France and
Germany, but she can so tie Russia's
hands with positive promises that she will
reduco to a minimum &ny chance that the
new Rcssian navy or army shall ever be
directed against Japan or her commerce.
"When the United States Minister to
Japan. Lloyd Grlscom. on Friday, present
ed tho note of President Roosevelt to
Baron Komamura,' the Minister for For
eign Affairs, that officer took care to lm-
Press rton Mr. Grlscom the fact that
Japan placed great confidence In the act
or the President of the United States,
and his position precluded the chance of
any trap being sprung that would Involve
either of the belligerents.' I understand
among other things Baron Kamamura
said to the American representative:
Values Guarantee of America.
"Japan feels that thl3 offer Is made
in all seriousness, with but one object
lnvlew, and that 13 putting an end to
bloodshed. It will have our most se
rious consideration, because of its or
iginating with such a source and we
feel that the terms of peace that may
be. arranged' will be carried out. Inas
much as they will be to a certain cx
tene guaranteed by the United States.
Japan Is, as she was from the flr.it.
ready to appoint plenipotentiaries to
treat exclusively with Russia on this
matter, which should be one entirely
between the two nations.'
"If that is the attitude of Japan, and
I feel assured that my information is
correct, there can be no question that
active hostilities are at an end. Japan
will .meet Russia more than half way
and all that nation will have to do will
bo to Indicate that she is in earnest
and that there will be no attempt at
Indemnity of Course.
"Of course, she will have to pay an In
demnity, but that shbuld be easy. Rus
sia Is deeply Involved, but there are a
number of monopolies . held by the gov
ernment that can be disposed of for a
sum more than sufficient to wipe out the
war debt without further taxing the peo
ple. You must remember that Japan has
been under an enormous expense, and
that the indemnity demanded will not re
imburse her, but will permit the govern
ment to reduce the taxes that have been
(Concluded on Page 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODATS Partly cloudy with slightly lower
:emperature. Westerly winds.
"YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. S3
deg.; minimum. 04. Precipitation, none.
The War In the Far East.
Both Russia and Japan accept President's
aid In making; Pace. Page i.
Xegotiatlona will be earned on In Washing
ton. Pace 1.
Armistice will follow appointment of envoys.
Russia informed or Japan' terms. Page 1.
Japan will ask guarantees for observance of
treaty. Page 1.
All Europe- Joins in praise of Roosevelt.
Franco ana Germany rivals for empire la
Monarchies may coerce Norway to prevent
founding oi republic Page 2.
King Alfonso's farewell to England. Page 8.
Officer of detectives shot in Russia. Page- 1.
Paga 0. ST ' '
TaTt takes evidence an asphalt trust's pay
ment to Loom Is- Page 3.
Salaries of Oregon Postmasters raised.
Blgelow, the banlcwrecker, sentenced. Page 0.
Morton takes charge of Equitable affairs.
Rioting renewed In Chicago strike. Page 8.
Automobile Jumps In river at Chicago and
drowns three persons. Page 2.
Jury out in Holman murder trial In Missouri.
Entries for Hunt Club meet. Page 18.
Sports at the Fair. Page 16.
Los Angeles defeatsFortland: 5 to 3. Pare
Oregon Agricultural College wins intercol
legiate track meet. Page 16.
Uncle Cft trley captures St. Louis Derby and
$10,000 purse. Page 10.
High School wins lnterscholastic ' pennant.
Few favorites win at The Meadows. Page 17.
Fltzsimmons age counts against him. Page
Many athletic events planned at the Expo
sition. Page 17.
Kerrigan and Kelly the stars at Exposition
games. Page IS.
Heney says California land frauds are
worsa than those In Oregon. Paga 3.
Norman Williams sentenced to be hanged
July 21. Page -I.
Publicity concernlng'lease of state land will
add to Washington's coffers. Page 4.
Chicago restaurateur finds eloping wife and
partner in San Francisco. Page 3.
Spokane grand Jury will investigate alleged
corruption in city and county. Page 5.
"Lord Be&uchamp." late star in San Fran
cisco society, is wanted by the police.
J. W. and J. T. Consldlne buy control of the
Star vaudeville circuit. Page 5.
Commercial xntl Marine.
Large transactions under way In hop mar
ket. Page 34".
Local produce markets active. Page 34.
Government crop report shows wheat in good
condition. Page 34.
Firm close of Chicago wheat market. Page
Settlement of Equitable dispute stimulates
speculation in stocks. Page 34.
Unexpectedly favorable bank statement.
Cruiser Uarblehead arrives after stormy pas
saga cp coast. Page 19. -
New lightship off Cape Mendocino. Page 19.
Xewis and Clark Exposition.
Traveling- men have their day at tho Fair.
Three cities celebrate at the Exposition.
Attendance at the Fair yesterday 19,383.
Portia&d and Vicinity.
Japanese and Americans exchange expres
sions of good will at banquet at Hotel
Portland. Page 13.
Oregon land-fraud trials will soon begin.
Barber, despondent through drink, ends his
life. Paga 15.
Taxes too high now says Lents Grange.
Woman sues to recover valuable lots. Page
Detective Welner resigns. Page 14.
Street railway- is sold. Page 14.
Realty Is In great demand. Page 19.
Shake-up on police 'takes place. Page 14.
Featare ad DeyartiaeBta.
Editorial. Pag 6.
CUsslfitd advertisements. Pages 19-23.
What would you do if you were broke J
- Page 39.
Charles Dana Gibson's cartoon. Page 41.
Frederic J. Raskins' letter. Page 44.
The only woman tugboat mastenPage 40.
Heirs apparent to American money thrones.
Dr. Newell Dwlght Hlllis sermon. Page 48.
Raffles. Page 4C
Oscar's Ideas of a lata supper. Paga 0.
Fle-reace Nightingale talks pf .nurses. Page
Eectet Page 28.
Dramatic. Page 28.
XsMicaL. Page 27.
HnhsiM saa fasfeloaa, Pagss 42-43,
Von Rosen and Taka
hira, Peace Envoys.
JAPAN'S TERMS ARE FAIR
Indemnity Will Cause Greatest
CZAR THANKS ROOSEVELT
Imperial Council Almost Unanimous
for Pcaco "When President's
Dispatch Opened "Way to
3T. PETERSBURG, June 1L -Representatives
from Japan and Russia will
meet In Washington to discuss peace
terras. This fact Is certain. The Russian
representative will be Baron von Rosen,
the Japanese representative will probably
be tho present Minister to the United
States, Mr. Takahlra, although there Is a
chance the Russian government may ask
that Japan namo some one of Von Rosens
rank. That Is all that Is admitted at the
Russian capital up to the present time.
It Is all that Is likely to be admitted until
the- plenipotentiaries actually meet.
It Is understood that the Japanese
terms of peace, as already unofficially
communicated, are In every way accept
able, with the exception of the indemnity
proposition, and that will eventually be
conceded, should it be absolutely Insisted
upon by Japan, although the Russian rep
resentative will oppose It to the la3t.
It is considered likely that, should
Japan continue to Insist that tho Man
churian Railway be turned over to her,
she cannot refuse to reimburse the Rus
sian capitalists who have put up money
for the development of the railways. The
Russian government feels that a frank
Interchange of views between men having
the best Interests of the two countries at
heart will be likely to result in- mutual
concessions that will eventuaUy-.endIn.thi
adoption of a. hard-and-fast treaty be
tween Russia and Japan.
NEW ATTACK OX GOVERNMENT
Radicals Now Condemn It for Suinj
ST. PETERSBURG. Juno 10. (10:32 P.
M.) The radical press, which hounds the
government, no matter which way It
turns. Is promptly seeking to take ad
vantage of the new situation created by
the possibility of peace. Although for
months it has been preaching peace and
the abondonment of the whole of the
ManchurJan adventure at any cost, it has
already veered around and pretends to ho
horrified at the fact that. Russia can
contemplate the possibility of surrender
ing her position on the Pacific and pur
chasing peace at the price of an indem
nity after the sacrifice, of millions of the
people's money and thousands of people's
lives, and declares that only the people
shall decide whether the country shall
submit to this humiliation.
These tactics will produce all the more
effect since so far as the Indemnity goes
the radical papers undoubtedly reflect the
views of the masses of the Russian peo
ple, as well as those prevalent in offi
cial circles. The status of Vladivostok
and the question of an indemnity are sure
to be the main obstacles to an agreement
once the belligerents are brought togeth
er, but the criste for which the solid ele
ments of the opposition are waging war
against the government, constitutes the
Solemn words of warning such as
those uttered by the Moscow Zemstvo
ists and the Mayors of the principal
cities who Joined With them in the
all-Russian Zemstvo Congress cannot
he lightly thrust aside, although the
government Is getting accustomed to
hard words. The organization known
as the League of Professional Leagues
yesterday at Moscow threatened to
translate Its words into acts unless
the government yielded, and. resolved
not only to Inaugurate a strike of all
professional classes, hut to arm in self-
defense. Its members also bound them
selves not to testify at political trials, and
to provide for each other's family in
case any of the members suffered ar
rest or exile.
Months ago M. Witte, President of
the Committee o'f Ministers', said to the
correspondent of the Associated Press
that "there will bo no internal crisis
now or while the war lasts. The crisis
will come when the war ends.'
His words seem like a prophecy.
ACCIiAIM ROOSEVELT'S ACT.
Russian, Statesmen Admire His Di
plomacyProbable Future Course.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 10 (3:15 P.
M.). The text of President Roosevelt's
personal appeal to the sovereigns of
the warring- countries to arrange a
meeting of the plenipotentiaries for the
purpose of agreeing on terms of peace,
which arrived here this- morning, rent
the veil, and for the skeptic at St.
Petersburg- who refused to believe
President Rooseveltfs efforts could suc
ceed, it came like a bombshell.
It is a diplomatic triumph of the first
magnitude, and the diplomats here
make no attempt to conceal their ad
miration for the New TVorld brand of
diplomacy, which acts while the re
mainder of the world thinks.
The formal replies of Russia and
Japan are expected to be transmitted
through Count Cassini, the Russian
Ambassador at Washington, and M.
Takahira, the Japanese Minister at
Washington, but the situation Is such
at this hour as to leave no doubt of
the acceptance of both,, and that ths
(Cssclttiac b Pax 3.