JAPAN'S TERMS. Indemnity and Cession of Terri- tory. Portsmouth (United States), Friday.— Reimbursement tor expenses sustained in the war and the cession ot Sakha.in consti- tute the rnaiiwteatures of the conditions of peace which Baron KoiTiura handed to JV1. Witte yesterday. The word irtdemnity is carefully avoided, reimbursement being used instead. The sum to be paid L3 not fixed, its amount being distinctly adjourned for mu- tual adjustment alter Japan's expenditure has been ascertained. These are all the important conditions, and those which the Russian plenipotenti- aries find unacceptable as they are. However, it can be stated that the condi- tions did not come as a surprise to the Rus- sians. Baron Komura's tnendly manner of explaining the coüdltlOns betore handing them to M. Witte an l the avoidance of the word indemnity leavs the way open for a continuance of the negotiations, and con- stitute the main hope of an agreement be- ing possible. No matter what may be the ultimate re- sult, the danger of a sudden rupture is cer- tainly precluded by yesterdays develop- ments. ments. The other Japanese terms are substan- tially what were to be expected, and wi h one, perhaps two exceptions, could prob- ably be entertained as th.3 basis of negotia- tions. Thev are: — (a) The cession of Russian leases in the Liaotun^ Peninsula. (b) The evacuation of the entire province of Manchuria. (c) The retrocession to China of any Rus- sian privileges in Manchuria, and Russia's recognition of the open door. (d) The cession to Japan of the Chinese Eastern Railway, the main line through Northern Manchuria to Vladivostock re- maining Russian. (e) The recognition of a Japanese Pro- tectorate over Korea. ¡ (f) The grant of fishing rights to Japan in the waters of the Siberian Littoral north- ward of Vladivostock to the Behring Sea. (g) The relinquishment to Japan of Rus- sia's interned warships, and the limitation of Russia's naval strength in the Far East. On the whole the Russians regard the terms as exceedingly hard. In addition to the two principal terms, which M. Witte, ■under his instructions, cannot accept, those relating to the limitation of Russia's naval strength and the granting of fishing rights are considered particularly offensive to the "amour propre" of Russia, and cf such a humiliating character as to be inadmissible. On the contrary the Japs, as Baron Ko- mura announcjd at the Conference, consider them moderate, contending that they only represent fair compensation for the ex- penses of the war and the victories achieved on land and sea, their sole purpose being to attain the objecfa tor which Japan fought. As soon as the Japanese terms were in their hands yesterday the Russian plenipo- tentiaries called in the vice-expert dele- gates attached to th ?ir mission, and spent the whoia afternoon in considering the terms. It is hoped that an answer will bo re- ceived to-day to M. Witte's cablegram to the Czar containing the terms and the en- voys' personal recommendations, in which case M. Witte expects to have the Russian reply to the Japanese plenipotentiaries ready by to-morrow. That day, however, being the anniversary of the birth of the Czarevitch, the presentation of a reply would be deferred until Monday. In the meantime the plenipotentiaries will not meet unless some unexpected ne- cessity for a conference arises. The Japan- ese plenipotentiaries do not manifest the slightest annoyance at the prospects of a few days' delay, as they realise the serious- ness of the issue, and are perfectly willing to give the Russians ampie time for con- sidering their terms. An agreement was reached by which the conference was for- mally adjourned until Monday. M. Witte and Baron Rosen had accepted an invitation to dine yesterday with Mr. Pierce, Assistant Secretary of State, and his wife. In spite of their arduous labours at Navy Yard they kept the engagement. Returning '0 their hotel at nine o'clock, they again plunged into work, and lights in their room were burning long after mid- night. It is learned that the Japanese plenipo- tentiaries first proposed secrecy regarding the deliberations of the peace meetings, and that the Russians, not thinking it right to opn 06e the suggestion, acquiesced. The copies of Japan's terms, which were handed to M. Witte at the meeting yester- day, were in English and French. M. Witte, in the course of his remarks at the meeting, reviewed at length the events that led up to the war. Mr. Pierce, Assistant Secretary of State, acted as host at the luncheon at Navy Yard. The R nssian and Japanese plenipotentiaries sat together at a round table, and frater- nised as they had not done before. No re- ference, however, was made to the peace terms. RUSSIANS CAjBLE TO ROTHSCHILDS. (Press Association War Soeciaj.) New York, Friday.—The "World" states tha.t the Hussian plenipotentiaries, after re eo; vuig the Japanese peace terras, before transmitting them to St. Petersburg, sent cabiegrams to Messrs. Rothschilds iif Paris, and to a ba-nking house a.t Antwerp. RUSSIAN SCRRENRERS AT SAKHALIN. (Reuter's Foreign Special.) Tokio, Friday.—It is officially announced that on August 8th 118 Russian officers and tnen surrendered at Nioro, Sakhalin. I SUPERFLUOUS ASSURANCE BY A JAPANESE M.P. ¡ (Press Association War Special.) Portsmouth (U.S.), Saturday.—M. Mat- sumato, a member of the Japanese Parlia- ment, who is here as a financial emissary of Japan, says the Russians are much mis- taken if they imagine that the Japanese will not insist on the two chief points of their terms—an indemnity and the cession of Sakhalin. If Baron Komura yielded these, public feeling in Japan would b:3 so strong that be would be murdered on his return home. The question of credentials has been amicably adjusted upon assurance being given by the Japanese plenipotentiaries that the powers granted to Baron Komura were in the re pilar form always employed by Japan..M. Witte will not pursue the mat- ter further. Later.— M. Kovoitvid, spokesman of the Russian Peace Mission, confirms the state- ment that the Russian reply to Japan's terms will be prpented at hall-past nine this morning, and says the reply will con- tain an agreement to some points, condi- tional agreement to some, and rejection of some.
Russia's Reported Reply. Crucial Japanese Conditions Refused. (Press AaEcciatioxi War Special). j t Portsmouth (Hamfuture, U.S.A.], Satur- day:—Russia's reply to the Japanese peace terms will be handed to Baron Kmuu-a tins morning. There are two texts, English and I rench. I rench. On the two crucial points., an indemnity and the cession of Sakhalin, the reply u- an abcoiuie lion pessumus. Other points are accepted as bases of discussion, winle still Outers are accepted toaditienii ,y. The reply is rather long because, ui enumerating the con it tons upon which discuscion is admitted, anv. tnose of whlcfJ consideration is declined, reasons cud arguments are given. It s expected tra. the -far)arese will ask tor an immediate adjournment of conference in or er to examine the Russian document and prepare their reply. M. \Vitte will prob- able refer to the expedition that has been fcnown by the Russian plenipotentiaries, and intnna u1 that equal expedition on the part of ¡ the Japanese envoy is I desirable. Monday LS therefore expected to be the dav when "the real discussion of peace terms "will b<-gm. and less than a wee', must dscide. whether a basis of peace 19 possible. The tactics of in.- Japanese are inscrutable. SiLMtco and secrecv are their watchwords, bat if their conditions as subnrtted consti- tute their last warci, the hope of peace may be regarded as having disappeared. That substantial concessions OIl the main issues will be made is, however, believed in both Russian and Japanese circles. In the lnnar camps of both missions, the deepest pessimism reigns. I M. Witte, it is positively known, thinks that the prospects of an agreement are so remote as to be practically nil, and he has no desire'to prolong the agony He is already talking to his colleagues ot his plans when the rupture comes. Before sailing home- wards he contemplates, he says, a brief visit i-j Chicago.
WITTE INTERVIEWED: "WILL KNOW TC DAY." I ft-ress Asocration War Special). Paris, Saturday.—The "Petit Darisien' correspondent at Newcastle, U.S.A., say^ .—■ "M. Witte, Ui an interview, stated that the discussion or peace could proceed In the baéÆs laid down by the Japanese. Only when tt:o Russians' reply bad been handed to Baron Komura, toe Japs' plenipotentiary, could it be seen whether the Japanese did or did not desire tc make peace." The "Matins" correspondent at Ports- mouth, U.S.A., says:- "M. Witte, when interviewed, declined to reply to any question concerning the condi- tions of peac-3 He only said that the latter did not surprise him He added that be did not think h:s stay at Portsmouth would be long. He would know definitely to-day." j The same correspondent telegraphs: — "Russia will refuse to give Japan the war- slrpg interned in neutral ports and to gr=t^t the limitation o. her navai forces in the bar East. I "She consider- that by declaring herself disposed to accept eight out of twelve of the Japanese conditions, she gives proof of a sir.cr7.3 desire for conciliation compatible wun her honour, and for the establishment of lasting peace. "A Japanese personage, questioned on the subject, said that if the Russia's reply were such as it wae represented to be, the Japan- ese plenipotentiaries wouid answer that all was over, and tha. it wat better for them and the Russian plenipotentiaries to return to their respectively countries. According to the "Matin's" correspon- dent at St. Petersburg, it is considered there that negotiations will be fruitless, and the war wiU continue. "INADMISSIBILITY" OF JAPAN'S MAIN TERMS (PresG Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Saturday. The "Novoe Vremya" refrains from discussing Japaa-eee conditions, confining it*; remarks r .be most part to what it calls baron Komura, s infringement of the rules of diplomatic pro- cedure. The "Bourse Gazette" thinks there 's no doufcr that Japan will renounce neither the indemnity claim nor the claim for territorial concessions, two conditions which are ab solute! y unacceptable by a power ..aving half. a million men at the seat of war, unless she wishes to erase herself from the list of great powers. 1h-<3 question of peace conditions must therefore be settled on the battlefield, ùud not at Portsmouth. In order to justify the hop.j oi success, the war must become na- tional, and must evoke an enthusiasm which is impossible, under the present conditions of government. The "Rut;" remarks that the cession of Sakhalin, the limitation of Russia's naval forces, and the surrender of warships interred at the neutral ports, are inadmissible, and if the Japanese persist in those uem-an.is, th-- conference will end immediately. The form of demands will convince the whole world that the continuation of war is imperative for Russia. The "Rus" regrets that owing to the jail condition of government, Russia, as a j nation, is unknown to Japan, who does not reckon on having to deal with her. The "Slovo" anticipates the prompt re- J jection of the conditions. The "Naiha Dzihv" says that the internal ] problems pro-occupy tlie country, conse- j qucctly the public generally is as indifferent to the question of peace as to an unpopular war. Peterhof interests Russia far more thaji Portsmouth. The "Razviet" is sui prised that negatia- | tions were hot at once broken off, vfhen the Japanese plenipotentiaries presented their' humiliating and absurd conditions, constitut tng an insult to Russia, and leaving no room for discussion. "The promise of the offer of moderate and reasonable conditions was," says the journal, 'evidently a ruse to lure Russia to a con- ferenoe. This deceit now being revealed, it is the duty of the Press to enlight<cnn the Ruesian people on that point." The "Gazeta'' admits the possibility of discussing the payment of war expenditure, but rejects the suggested cession r f Sakhalin, the handing over of warships, and the limitation of Russian Fleet in the Far East. The "Gazeta" hopes that "the > .ctates of prudence v.ill induce Japan to make large reductions in her original cjmands." The "Listok" says: "Russia can at most agree to the demands made by Japan before the war, together with the cession of the Port Arthur-Liao-yang Manchurian Railway. We anticipate the rupture of negotiations and continuation of war, which will now assured a new character, for Russia will no longer fight for influence in the Far East, but to safeguard her territory. The Colonial i war will become a national war, and Japan will have to reckon with national Russia, not ¡ with official Ruæia." RUSSLANS WOULD LIKE HIM AS ARBITRATOR. (Press Association War Specal.) New York, Saturday.—The "New York Herald" states that, should the peace con- ference be in danger of failing, it is quite likely 'that President Roosevelt will be con- sulted tor suggestions as to how to meet the difficulties. Some of the Russians would even like ro difficulties. Some of the Russians would even like ro leave all matters in dispute to be settled by the President, as arbitrator.
Russian Rejection of the In- demnity Clause. Discussion of Korea's Future. (Press Association War Special.) Pans, Monday.—The St Petersburg cor- respondent of the "Echo de Pans" states that he is informed by a person attached to the Imperial Court that during the peace negotiations M W itte will refrain from re- fusing Japanese conditions point btank He will submit a series of counter proposals in which be will lay down that Russia is beaten, but not defeated that she is ready to carry on the war; and that she cannot tbeiefore agree to any cession of territory or any indemnity. He would, however, consent to the exchange of Sakhalin for part of the Chinese territory between the Trans- Siberian Railway and the r-ur. As regards the indemnity, M. Witte re- fuses to admit it in principle, but he would consent to the cession to Japan of the East China Railway, which belongs to a private company, and which consequently Japan cannot claim by right of conquest. Further, he adds he will propose a compromise based on future customs tariff which would give Japan adequate compensation for her war expenses. M. Witte, it is declared, is pre- pared with similar compromises on all other points. Peace 13 thus a possibility if Japan sh~T[s a sPirit of conciliation. The "Matin's" St. Petersburg correspon- dent says If It is true that the first point t-o be discussed relates to Korea.,1 believe that Russia s attitude will be not to accept with- out objection a Japanese protectorate « vor Korea, but to declare herself willing to up all interest In Korea. This seems to br, an excellent line to take rn litigious points." The "Petit Pacisien s correspondent at Portsmouth (U.S.) telegraphs that he has received information which enables him to state that Russian and Japanese plenipoten- tiaries are very near to reaching an agr ie ment on several points. It is declared, for instance, that their views on clause one are in complete accord. The only deba'aole point is the manner of drawing it up. The correspondent believes that the con- clusion of a treaty of peace honourable to both patties 13 possible. The first point, discussed referred to the preponderance of Japan in Korea. =* The "Journal" publishes a telegram from Its Harbin correspondent pointing out that the rainy season should last a few- davs lon- j ger, and that during that time Manchuria is merely a vast marsh, necessarily suspend- ing military operations. The Russians suf- J fer little from the inclemency of the wea- ther. WILL AVOID FIGHT IN NORTHERN KOREA. (Press Association Foreign Special.) Tokio, Monday.—It is reported that the Russians are retiring across the Tumon ajad that they will avoid a fight in Northern Korea. It is impossible to obtain any information on this report. JAPANESE PRESS FEELS DESPON- DENT. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Sunday.—The press continues to take a pessimistic view of the results of liie Portsmouth conference. The "Jiji Shimpo" says it is impossible to place mnch hope in the outcome of the ne- gotiations. It is patent to everyone that th<3 best course open to Russia is the con- clusion of peace It is now impossible for her to recover her lost prestige. Should M. Witte conclude peace, which means the acceptance of the Japanese terms, he will find himself confronted with a strong opposition which may cost hm the confidence of the Czar and the Russian Gttf- ernment. If M. Witte is brave enough to subordin- ate bis personal interests completely to the good of the country, he is in a unique posi- tion to render a meritorious service to Hus sia, but it is too much to expect such a sentiment from any Russian under the pre- sent form of Government. There is every indication that the Russian delegates m decline to accept Japan's terms. The rup- ture, should a rupture occur, will be due to the internal conditions of Russia, and the relations of the Russian delegates. In no degree will Japan's terms be responsible for a break. The Asali says: "We are inclined to pessimism because Russia Is allowing Ver self to be influenced by a misunderstanding about Japan's actual condition and strength. Russia thinks that Japan is solicitous for peace, thinking that peace alone will save Japan from collapse in the near future. Russia still thinks she can exhaust Japan. So long as the Russian delegates allow themselves to be thus misguided, tliey will not accept Japan's terms, which are the lowest which Japan., as victor, can accent. Russia's terms will not satisfy Japan, hence there is little hopo of a satisfactory end to t-Le conference The "Nichi NïchÍ Shimbun" says: "Rus- sia's sensitiveness at humiliation is natura1, but an excess of such sentiment is liable to "lead to greater humiliation and possibly dis- grace. Japan, the victor, consented to open s peace conference in response to the chiv alrous efforts of President Roosevelt, who was supported by France and Germany. Should Russia continue bluffing, she will find herself isolated and alienated from the civilised Powers." J JAPS AND RUSSIA'S DISINCLINATION (Press Association War Special.) 5 Portsmouth (U.S.), Monday.—Yesterday's postponement of the conference was in de- ference to the Russian plenipotentiaries dis- inclination to do business on the Sabbath, which is universally observed in Russia. The Japanese delegates took the initia- tive in the matter, which was arranged through the medium of Mr. Pierce. The general feeling is perhaps more hope- ful, perhaps on account of the inference that the .Japane.c;e are either prepared to yield on the questions of indemnity and ces- sation of Sakhalin, or believe that a wav will be found to overcome the objections of their adversaries when the cruicial test comes. It is intimated in high places that very strong outside influences are at work on both sides. For the moment the object ap- pears to be to gain time. WITTE SARCASTIC AT THE EXPENSE OF HIS COFFEE. New York, Friday.—M. Witte permits quotation of himself, but only in parables. "Are the terms harsh or reasonable ■" tie j wfts asked. "They are not so bad as this coffee," was the reply, with a wry face, as he pushed away his cup.—("Standard.") M. wrrrE PLAYS ON AMERICA'S FEARS. (Press Association War Special.) Portsmouth (U.S.), Monday.—The discus- sion between the plenipotentiaries on the first point raised, namely, the recognition of Japan's preponderating influence over Korea, gave some clue as to the manner m which the conference will be conducted. M. Witte declared that the words "pre- ponderating influence" did not adequately describe what Japan proposed. He insisted that the language used should show Japan's truo purpose, which, he contended] was to make Korea a Japanese province. The argument might be summarised as follows Russia has no objection to Japan taking Korea, but J;.pan must avow it plainly. If it is to Be taken it should be taken officially, so that the world may un- derstand. Russia says that Japan proposes to take possession of the persons of the entire ad- ministration of the empire, from the Em- peror down, which means that Korea will belong to Japan. So be it, but Japan should avow her purpose, which is against the interests of Europe and America--es pecially the United States—and even your ally, England If the arrangement is satisfactory to Eur- ope and America, Russia will not raise a protest. You propose to destroy every vestige of the sovereignty of the Emperor of Korea, but you desire to employ a for- mula which will conceal the time and pur- pose. The country which will suffer most is the United States, which will understand the matter in about ten years, when it is too late. Baron Komura dissented vigorously, but in the friendliest manner, from this line of argument, contending that Japan only sought to secure in Korea the commercial and industrial position to which she was en- titled, the civilisation of the country, and protection of the empire from administra- tive anarchy. The Japanese delegates, replying to M. Witte's complaint with regard, to the se- crecy imposed upon him, pointed out that Count Cassini had originally insisted that if the conference were held in America it I would be essential to maintain the most rigid secrecy. The matter had been the SUD- ject of an exchange of opinions between Count Cassini and Mr. Takahira, who agreed that secrecy should be a condition precedent to the holding of the conference. The Russian delegates left their hotel at ten o'clock yesterday morning for Christ Church. M. Witte and Baron von Rosen drove in a red motor-car, and the other members of the mission in a four-horsed brake. The front pew in the church was re- served for the visitors. In the evening Mr. Takahira, accompanied by the Japanese naval attache, attended service in the church at Kittery (Maine).
m Slight Progress in Peace Negotia- tions. (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Tuesday.—The "Petit Parisien" publishes the following telegram from Ports- mouth (U.S.):—■ "It is incorrect to say that Article II. adopted by the plenipotentiaries implies the formal recognition by Russia of a Japanese protectorate over Korea. The Russian plenipotentiaries have simply recognised the preponderance of Japan's superior in- terests in Korea. "It <3 stated that the Russian Embassy at Washington will take up its residence at Newcastle for the remainder of the negotia- tions. This is taken to indicate that nego- tiations are likelv to last some time." THREE ARTICLES AGREED UPON. (Press Association War Special.) Portsmouth, Tuesday.—The following is the substance of the three articles agreed to by the Russian and Japanese plenipoten- tiaries — (a) Russia's recognition of Japan's pre- ponderating influence and special position ;n Korea, which Russia henceforth agreed to consider outside her sphere of influence, Japan binding herself to recognise the suzer- ainty of the reigning family while reserv- ing the right to give advice and assistance, and to improve the civil administration of the empire. (b) The mutual obligation cf Russia. and Japan to evacuate Manchuria, to surrender all special privileges there, to respect the territorial integnty of China, and to main- tain the principle of equal opportunity for the commerce and industry of all nations in that province. (c) The cession to China of the Chinese Eastern railroad from Harbin southward. Tha cession of this railroad to China leaves it to China and Japan to arrange between themselves the method of reimbursing the latter for her expenses in restoring the line below the present position of General Linie- vitcb's army, or rebuilding bridges, and carrowing the gauge. If China cannot find the money some other Power or Powers might do so and hypothecate the line. R WILL PLAY HER LAST CARD. ("Times" per Press Association.) St. Petersburg, Monday.—An important personage declared to me to-day that 'f Japan does not abandon her demand for an indemnity the negotiations at Portsmouth will be broken off this week. will be broken off this week. Every preparation has been ompleted In view of a general mobilisation, in order to make a supreme effort in Manchuria during the present ye r. It is true that th chanoes of victory are dubious, but Russia will play her last card before accepting what she regards as dis- honourable peace conditions. Article 4 will be discussed to-day. It concerns Japan's disposition of the Port Arthur and Liaotung leases, which M. Witte is undoubtedly prepared to accept with sligit modification. The first great stumbling block is likely to be encountered to-day in Article 6, which deals with the cession of Sakhalin. It is. however, possible that when this clause is reached it will be postponed until the ar- ticles on -which an agreement is likely to have been settled. The three adopted articles will practically form the text of the treaty of Washington, if such be signed. Each sid is issued daily,attested by all the sig- included in the protocol of each day's ses- sion shall be signed by the plenipotentiaries next morning. In addition to this a sum- marised record of the discussions on either side is issued daily, attested by all the ig- natures, article by article. This does not, of course, constitute a treaty. It is signifi- cant, however, that Mr. Sato, ""hilo saying that he was not speaking officially, expressed the opinion that each Power bound itself by the articles it agreed to. It is stated that in the discussion of the question of evacuation of Manchuria, Russia scored. victory. Baron Komura wished to limit the obligation to Russia while M. -Witte contended that it shoull be mutual and that the troops of the two countries should evacuate Manchuria concurrently, saying that he was defending the interest of the neutral Powers. The Japanese say that they did not oppose the provision of simultaneous evacuation, but claim credit for the strict stipulations for the territorial integrity of China. A Jap authority states that Japan's policv with regard to the integrity of China has always been in line with the Hay doctrine and will find more vigorous expression in the treaty of Washington. It is declared that Japan did not ask for the control of Manchuria for a longer period than would be required for the evacuation of the troops, as she expects that China will have estab- lished courts and will be in a position to maintain order in Manchuria by that time. It seems to be taken for granted by both missions that there will be no general battle in Manchuria while negotiations continue. There may be more or less skirmishing, but it is admitted by both sides that if either Field Marshal Oyama or General Linie- vitch were deliberately/to precipitate an en- gagement involving the death < f thousands his country would inevitably lose prestige in the eyes of the world. In a broad sense therefore it may be said that there is al- ready an armistice in Manchuria. Should howeveT the negotiations be prolonged in vain, the advance of either Field Marshal Oyama or General Linievitch might be the signal for a final rupture, and an un- expected attack below Harbin might repeat the first attack on Port Arthur. One of the bankers who saw M. Witte yesterday said that nothing tangible re- sulted. M. Witte did most of the talking through the medium of interpreters. The banker expects to see the delegates in New York. Financial questions were not men- tioned. KEEPING THEIR TROOPS EMPLOYED (Press Association Wax Special.) With the Japanese Headquarters in Manchuria (via Fusan), August 13th.-The Japanese yesterday carried out a recon- naissance in force along the railway and the Kirin-road from the Chantafu direction and drove in the Russian outposts, which lost eleven killed and ten captured. A counter-reconnaissance on the part of the Russians m the district of Kinyton was repulsed by the Japanese outposts.
Fresh Minor Questions Dealt With. Japan Firm on the Indemnity Question. (Press Association War Special.) Portsmouth, Wednesday.—With ttie rati- fication ot Articles 4 and 6 yesieiday, the Peace Conierence completed the settlement of all questions relating to Korea and Man- chuna, except the disposition of the Chi- nese Eastern Railroad and the main Siber- ian line through Northern Manchuria from the Amur district to Viadivostock. The following may be accepted as abso- lutely accurate summaries of the articles adopted Article l.-The recognition of Japan's preponderating influence in Korea. Article 2.—The mutual obligation to eva- cuate Manchuria, Russia agreeing to cede back to China aU the special previleges granted to her. Article 3.-The obligation of Japan to restore Chinese sovereignty and administra- tion to Manchuria. Article 4.—The mutual obligation to re- spect China's territona' and administrative integrity, and the principle of the open doer. A rticle 6.—The surrender of the leases of the Liaotung Peninsula, including Port Ar- thur and Dalny, Blonde and Elliot Islands. It was agreed, on the motion of the Jap- anese delegates, to reserve the decision )n Article 5 dealing with the cession of Sak- halin. The following is the substance of the ar- ticles which remain to be discussed:—The reimbursement of Japan's war expenses; the cession to China of the Chmese Eastern Railroad, and the article relating to that portion of the main line of the Siberian Railroad which runs through Northern Manchuria. This includes a provision for the policing of the line by China instead of by Russia. The question of fishing rates off the Si- berian coast north of Vladivostock towards the Behring Ssa and, finally, the question of Russia's naval power in the Far East; and providing for the surrender c* the Bus- sian warships interned in the Far East. There is reason to expect less rapid pro- gress in the deliberations now, as Russia more or less objects to all the remaining articles, besides objecting to the payment of an indemnity snd the cession of Sakhalin. M. Witte is strenuously opposed to the sur- render of the interned warships, to the lim itatioh of Russia's naval power, -i va the cession of the Chinese Eastern Railroad to China. The last named is Article 7, and ccr e„ ap for discussion to-day. The Russians are prepared with documentary evid- to show that the railroad is a private corpora- tion, owned by the Russo-Chinese Bank. M. Poiotelow, one of the Russian plenipo- tentiaries, was manager of the bank in St. Petersburg until a few months ago, when he was sent to Pekin as Russian Minister. Mr. Berger, legal adviser to the bank, is also here to contest the question, t,h- dis- cussion of which may prove nost interest- ing, and may be prolonged, as Russia will contest the Japanese contention that, Russia is the real owner of the railway, which waca built for strategic purposes. A competent Japanese authority insists that u?pan will not give way on this point. The position may therefore unofficially be said to be as follows:—The Japanese plenipotentiaries will continue to negotiate as far as possible without yielding on those points which, Japan decided long ago, were essential. If it is then found to be impos- sible to reach an agreement, Japan will an- nounce that further negotiations are use- less, and the Japanese delegates will re- gretfully take leave of President Roosevelt. Japan will immediately turn her atten- tion to the campaign in Manchuria. There is, however, a growing hope ihat a compro- mise will be reached, and to close observers the final solution appears to be forming itself quite naturally, the Russians yield- ing Sakhalin, and Japan foregoing her war cost, but taking compensation f « the money refunded to Japan by ^bma on ac- count of the transfer to China of the Chi- nese Eastern Railroad, and from La Rus- sian Government property at Pert Arthur and Dalny, while she will be remunerated for the cost of maintaining one hundred thousand Russian prisoners 0 in Japas. It is stated that President Roosevelt has ceased his efforts to secure an armistice. It is felt among the officials in Washington that should the cause of negotiations be ac- cepted the actual drafting of the treaty might be hastened if there were no truce. According to the Russian view, Japan bag already secured all and more than she dreamed of claiming before the war, and to insist on a foe with half a million men in the field paying H-1e cost of the war as the price of peace, would change the char- acter of the military struggle from one for principles into one for the extortion of blood-money. Japan long ago let it be known that she would not consent to an ar- mistice until the success of negotiations was assured by an agreement upon the frame- work of the treaty. She now appears un- likely to agree to an armistice even then unless Russia should ask for one, which is not expected.
RUSSIA APATHETIC. Little Heed Paid to the Negotia- tions. M. Witte Hints He Has Reached the Limit, (Press Association War Special.) Paris ihursday. ihe "itoias' St. Petersburg co trerspon d tut says that at eterhof the unexpected length of the nego Ustjons is regarded merely a<s neaessary policy leading to the rupture for which J apan will be officially responsible. When they discuss the principal clauses, there will be no one to say that peace is poosible. Relumoe is merely placed in M. YV itte to save appearances. The "Matm" a.1so publishes an interview with M. Witte trom Portsmouth. The Russian plenapoteruAarv declared that he expected to leave on Monday, that he had rever expected a happy issue to the confer ence, and that he could not understand why the Japanese had wished to continue nego nations after receiving the Russian note, refusing to reimburse Japan's war expenses, and to cede Sakhalin, points which had been declared absolutely irreducible. On the other hand, M. Mateumato, Japan's deputy accompacyujjg the mission, says he does not see how the agreement could b reached, in view of Russia's refusal to accept the two chief claiises. He anticipates the rup- ture of ^negotiations, but cannot say when. The Matin" correspondent adds that no much importance must nevertheless nOt be attached to these declarations. There is said to be complete disagreement among the members of the Russian mission. M. Witte handles everything, and decides everyt-bing. WITTE SAYS No OTHER MAN WOULD DO AS MUCH. o Association War Special.) Portsmouth (U.S.), Thursday.—M. Witte, on returning to his hotel last night, tired out with hii hard day's work, said "I am doing all I "can for peace. Of the yielded on seven. "No other statesman in Russia would have dared to do so much. I have cone this on my own responsibility." It is now possible to forecast that the crisis may come on Monday. Article nine, dealing with the indemnity question, comes up for discussl<" to-day. The questions which remain after that are the limitation ot Russia's be a power in the Far East; the surrender of the interned warships, and the granting to Japan of fishing rights on she littoral north of Vlacii vost^ck. Russia will agree tj the last point, but to the othars she has returned a negative totnch is as absolute in the casa of the indemnity as in the case of Sakhalin. perhaps when the other points have been slightly modified, M. Witte will yield them in order to strengthen his insistence for a Japanese concession on the indemnity and Sakhalin questions. To yield on either of these two it is practically certain that M. Witte would have to consult the Czar. The exchange of views on the remaining articles is expected to be completed on Fri- day or Saturday morning. Tbe plenipoten- tiaries will then adjourn until Monday. The interval will probably be used by them to consult their respective Governments. Whe they meet on Monday the last ards wil1 be thrown on the table. If any bar gaining is to be'done that will be the mo- ment. The result should be sudden. Th-) plenipotentiaries will meet with 'heir protocols drawn up for signature, and wiil part or stay according to their ability to agree. According to both.) sides the acceptance in principle of Article 7 only means that cer- tain points remain to be elaborated. No dispute really exists. There may be a convenient method of postponing until the final struggle the ac- ceptance .of the article which could be used in an ultimate compromise. Russia, by her acceptance cf Articles ? and 8, in connection with Articles 3, 4, v>d 6, surrenders every vestige of her ambi tion in Manchuria. She has closed the door to the ice-free port 0f Dalny, on which .she has spent millions, and retains only a non-nailery road the line connecting her European possessions with her Pacific and maritime provinces, since the policing of it becomes the duty of China, not of Russia. The Russian Government has been pay ing annually, not only the interest cn foirr hundred million roubles worth of oo-nc, bl,t alao the deficits in the working <>xr>eases of the road, which were heavy, as half went on tthe Port Arthur branch. The Russian treasury is likely to ]ofe about half her total ontlay. Her hope of saving anything is an arrangement vith China. Japan is to have a claim on .1e Pekin Government for the restoration of the road destroyed after the passage of the Rygs=an army- It is believed that these two iwu^ers have been left by the article to ach coun- try to arrange with China. RUSSIJ. will also have to conclude a t. é.ffiC arrangement with China, as the two liner constitute the world's best highway :roin Europe to the Pacific, and upon their opera. tion and co-operation that their success will depend. All the mo-ning and tha greater part of the afternoon was required to effect an agreement in principle on Article 7. TLere were persistent rumours last night that several Powers, including the United States, were bringing pressure to bear on Japan to forego the cost of the war and to content herself with such other compensa- tion as she oo^tld secure. This concession should be contingent upon Russia eventually agreeing to cede Sakhalin. This will doubt- lees be the line of ultimate compromise, if any compromise be made. Japan will make a. stiff fight for the possession of the in- terned warships. Mr. Denison, the American legal ^viser to the Japanese Mission, spent most of yes- terday in his office turning up precedents. One reason for Japan's insistence on this point is that she does not intend to apply the indemnity, if she obtains one, to in- crease heT Navy. The indemnity will be applied to paying off the financial obliga- tions incurred during the war, to granting pensions, and to the development ol Japan's educational system. If she obtains the in- terned ships, and raises a number of those sunk, she will have saved the necessity for the present of a large naval budget and building new ships. The British Govern- ment is said to be strongly favouring insis- tence on this point. b M. Witte has provisionally arranged to visit Magnolia on Sunday with Baron von Rosen.
THE "JOYS" OF CAMPING OUT. Pleasures and Privileges at Pen- nard Burrows. It's all Smith's fault. 1 was in the usual fix as to where to go over the Bank Holiday. Smith said, "Tell you what—come down and rough it with us in the camp. Gipsy's life and all that sort of thing, you know. I '< oked pityingly into his eyes and re- marked seriously, "Smith, do you suggest that I should go camping out?" "Rather," he replied; "you lOOK a bit seedy; camp- ing's the thing to put new life into you. You'll co'ne back. feeling a new man. Look what good it's done for me." I may explain here that Smith is a thin, emaciated, hungry-looking chap, with a new complaint every day of the week. The end of it all was that I weakly assented to his suggestion; and accordingly on Saturday night you humble might be seen plodding through Bishopston with Pennard Burrows as objective. Having arrived at the Bur- rows, Smith directed roe to his camp, which consisted of two bell-tents stuck up in a hollow. There were four other iriends of Smith's there, who e11 expressed themselves as delighted to see me, and hoped that I would scon lecome a full-fledged camper. I was feeling very fatigued, and laid myself down to peep through tha "Post" to seo the cricket scores. Somebody then remind- ed the others that they must go over to Parkmill to fetch the groceries, and they all gleefully started off, taking me with them, as they said it would wet my appetite for supper; and, of course, it was "the thing" to go to the village on Saturday evening. As it was "the thing," I went. On looking back upon that pilgrimage, I have corns to the conclusion that if 1 ever have to devise a terrible punishment for an enemy, it will be that he shall walk from Southgate to Parkmill over the Burrows. What with climbing up and falling down the ridges, with my shoes full of sand and the sharp- pointed reeds pricking my legs through my golf stockings, I was feeling very sorry I'd come. Smith was enthusiastic. "Hark at the song of the cuckoo; isn't it fine? Ah, my boy, we'll make a gipsy of you yet." I remarked that cuckoos on the Burrows were not confined to Gower. Was there not a Cuckoo in the Carmarthen Boroughs a little while since? However, on breasting the ridge, we discovered that the cuckoo had red whiskers and a clay pipe that appar- ently came down from Gorseinon for the day. Now, to my mind, these Burrows need improvement. They want flattening down. At present they are simply a combination of pits and tips. Now, if these pIts were filled up with the tips, the place would look all right. Then, wouldn't it be nice to have a few roundabouts and oocoa-nu shies, with some chipped potatoe machines and faded professors vending pflls and oint- ments? To my mind, the the place have not been realised. they're not my Burrows; so I suppose it 6 nothing to do with me. Having arrived at the village, we were joined by the old hand of the camp, a bi- zarre individual, short in stature, with a waist an alderman might envy, and a ruddy face, partially eclipsed bv a ten days' growth of black whiskers. His garb syn- chronised with his personal features, con- sisting as it did of a pair of goloshes, ditto of trousers, flannel shirt, cap, and last, but not least, a particularly deadly-looking cricket blazer, which I should nat be sur- prised to hear was worn by Noah when he lifted the "ashes." The old hand pleasingly informed us that the box of groceries had gone to Port Ey- non by mistake. We would have to go down and fetch them next morning! We then returned to the camp. Beyond falling over a few rabbit holes and losing my fa- vourite pipe, I got through without acci- dent but I was weary and sore, and woukl have gone to sleep without, prospect of wak- ing again with a resigned heart. I made a half-hearted attempt to eat sup- per, but am afraid I could not say the meal was up to the style of the Carlton or Savoy. Of course, I realise camping means rough- ing it; but I think it's going a bit too far to use the same knife for cutting bread and butter, cake, di.^ributing anchovy paste, tinned apricots, and trimming lamp wicks. And I must say that the ar- rangement of a fellow filling the etove with oil, immediately afterwards cutting bread and butter, has its drawbacks. Still, I didn't grumble, for was I not being made a gipsy, and isn't a gipsy's life a joy for ever? I was devoutly thankful when we pre- pared io retire for the night, and looked forward to several hours of health-giving sleep breathing the invigorating zephyrs of the downs (vide Smith's rot). My bed was a sack of straw placed on the hard— very hard—ground, with a waterproof sheet underneath and over, and a few blankets. Smith declared it would be a jolly change frofn a. spring mattress and feather-bed. There appears to be a knack in folding these blankets around you Indian .fashion. Anyhow, I haven't discovered it yet; and after a series of contortions, occupying, I thought, half an hour, I gave up the job, and simply threw the coverings over me. Gentle reader, have you ever tried to sleep on a thin bed of straw? If not, will you take the heartfelt advice of one who has, and always shun it as you would a creeping ¡ thine I think I was just about as com- fortable as if I were sleeping on a bag of f 1 To add to my misery, a party of friends firm a neighbouring camp arrived and ser- enade us with "Excelsior," "Tonybot-el," "Huddersfield,' ana kindred nerve-rackers. Tlie chief criminal was—horrors I—a tenor. I' have always held the view that tenors should be asphyxiated by Act of Parlia- ment This demon was a fair specimen of his class, and he had come to these stretching downs to let loose his throaty top A's. Smith, who doesn't know a cadenza from an arpeg- gio, thought it was dehghtful-said it sooth- ed his mind for sleep. The tenor, havmg cracked on three consecutive top notes, un- expectedly gave in, and an attendant friend commenced tcotling a tin whl^ with a palpably improvised version of the Toreador f/om Carmen, drating segne into "Good-bye, my Bluebell. He was in the midst of frenzied variations when I dropped off to sleep, disturbed by the most hombie mfhd^I^t that the tenor had lost his voice and was distracted he could no more tor- tus his fellow-creatures, and out of sheer and was distracted he could no more tor- tus his fellow-creatures, and out of sheer anguish had stabbed himself to oeati:, with the tin whistle. I was ecstatically wallow- ing in his gore, when suddenly I woke with a start, to find that the boys had got up and left the tent opening wide apart. A raw breeze was blowing in, and there was I I without a blanket covering me, aching in every bone, chilled to the marrow, my teeth chattering and head aching as if there was a foundry inside it. I gingerly robed myself and crawled out into the open to await the return of the others. They hove in sight in about two hours time, and got breakfast ready. I could not eat anything, Kilt the others did, the oLd hand meanwhile r< £ oSi £ g details of bis bass and. sewin fishing experiences. The golf har is pic- turesque enough, but,1 or sheer gifted lying the fishing liar still holds the palm. After breakfast the places, etc., were washed after a fashion, and then the whole troupe washed themselves in turn, using the same pail as did duty for the breakfast things On being invited to accompany the party to Port Eynon, I said, with emotion, "Gentlemen, I have been persuaded into spending a holiday with y-on in camp. I appreciate your good motives. Doubtless this life has its charms for you; but I leave you with my soul for ever embittered against camps, camp meals, camp beds, camp ten- ors and whistlers." And leaving them star- ing aghast, I commenced my journey back to town. I concluded my holiday at Llandrindod, and am hopeful of my constitution not being everlastingly impaired. b As Mr. Swift McNeill might say, the next time I go camping out in Gower I'll take a furnished houee.
SMITH PIGOTT'S SON. Painful Story of a Mother's In- fatuation Undoing- of a Refined and Hand- some Girl. Pathetic are the circumstances attending the connection of "Sister Ruth" with the Agapemonite Colony. The "sister," who has just given birth to a son, "Glory Smith- Pigott," of which Pigott is the father, has now been there for more than a year. Her real name is Ruth Preece—not Greece- and her family is highly respected and of consequenoe in the neighbourhood of Clay- ton. She is a beautiful girl, of about fonraoo twenty-tall and stately, with a fine figure and a head crowned with a wonderful wreath of auburn hair. Before she s -umbed to the weird temptations of the Agapemonites, she lived with her mother and two sisters in apartments in a quiet street not many minutes' walk from the Ark of the Cove- nant. Mr. Preece, who was connected with the Stock Exchange, died some years ago, leav- ing enough money for his widow and the three girls to live comfortably. But they bad no fortune. In this case—somewhat isolated, one imagines—it was not wealth that the Clapton bogus "Messiah" sought. It was innocence and beauty. Miss Preece was well-known in the dis- trict as a friend of the po<>r. Eirlv in her life she had a taste for nursing, and this she developed considerably. She attached herself to a small local mis- sion for the poorer inhabitants of the neigh- bourhood and there did a great amount of genuine good work in nursing the sick and cheering up the old and infirm. As a "dis- trict visitor" she was a splendid success; and many people missed her sadly when she left. Her "conversion" happened in this way One evening she went, out of curiosity, to one of the meetings of the Ark ot the Covenant. This visit was a forerunner of many and soon the young lady gave up her membership with the Weslevan Church to which the family belonged, and threw in her lot with the more attractive and more sensational cult of the Agapemonites. Her mother and sisters pleaded with her in vain. She said she had received the "direct call," and that nothing would make her turn back. About this time a young artist cf some repute painted her portait. It was a clever picture and a splendid likeness. One day it mysteriously disappeared, and a few days later the original followed. Since then Mrs. Preece and her other daughters have heard very little of Ruth. She told them that she was quite happy an-j comfortable at Spaxton. The rest they had to guess. Now that the amazing story of Ruth has come to light it is easy to imagine the feel- ings of her friends. We understand that a determined effort is to be made to get her out of the clutches of the wretched sect of which. Piggott is the acknowledged head. What will be the future of the p<- child who will have to go through an unsympa- thetic world ticketed as "Glory Piggott," nobody knows. Sister Ruth is determined to remain with her present friends, and already the fierce Agapemonites are keeping zealous watch and ward over her and her infant. "Glory" is understood to be in the best of health— a fine boy in every respect. A "Morning Leader" representative, who called at the Abode on Monday afternoon, was met at the door by a stern lady of middle age, who said, "We see no strano gers," and promptly banged the door in his face. The registrar 1 s summoned to enter "Glory" in his special book, and r in- vited by Piggott—after the ceremony—to kiss the infant. Being a fatherly, kind- hearted sort of individual, Mr. Registrar said he wouldn't mind a bit, and promptly embraced Master Glory. "Whereat," says our correspondent, "the assembled followers were much elated." He adds, naively: "This has been a good thing for the Registrar, who laughingly re- marked to me, 'I hope there will be some more Messiahs born. I It seems quite clear t the femals mem- bers of this besotted colony thoroughly and sincerely believe in the wild assertions of their leader. "He has taken unto himself a spiritual oride," said one of them to a "Morning Leader" representative. 'Glory' —'Glory' "—-the dark eydk were raised heavenward. "'Glory' has been born to them. "You, of course, absolutely believe in the divine nature—of—of—the leader of your sect?" The lady replied, seriously, "Ls .there any need to say more? Christ is on earth. God has manifested Himself to Us, and Jesus Himself is here amongst the nations of the earth." "Meaning Mr. Piggott?" "Meaning the Lord Jesus, who has been known by the more earthly name of Pig- gott." "It was impossible to shake the faith of the woman—a woman of culture and educa- tion, and apparently of common sense with regard to other matters." Glory Smyth-Pigott, nestling in his jewelled cradlc at the Abode of Love, Spax- ton, Somersetshire, is acting „s a powerful magnet, attracting Agapemonites to their pastoral home. Belated discipi<s are ariv- ing in small parties from a'l r-. ints of the county to worship their leader s progerv The recent reunion of the flock ossiblv accounted tor the addition of a. new and sumptuously furnished wing. There has been a great outlay on the ohipe!. It has been newly-roofed, and exqui&ite stained glass windows have replaced t. rmer ones. Over the facade repose figures of two lions sculptured m stone, and over the portal the letters I.H.S. The christening of the <' tld dory brought into use for the first time the few navy-blue flag, which, when hoisted, re- vealed to the villagers figures, w "ked in colours of gold, representing a dove, a lion, a lamb, and an infant. The services and rejoicings of the christ jiing lasted two days. Each disciple possessed the form of service printed in letters of gold, but each guards the mystic document with most jeal- ous care, lest any alien eye should gaze upon the contents. It is said that the form was produced in the Agapemone, for the resources of those within the abode know no limit. It is be- lieved that even when Glory first saw the light Ruth Preece, the beautiful young mother, was attended by a disciple skilled in medical science, while the exquisite rai- ment worn by Glory was worked by the deft fingers of ladies in the Abode. "MESSIAH" PIGOTT'S WELSH ANCESTRY. The recant happenings at the Spaxton Agapemone recall the romantic ancestry of Mr. Smyth-Pigott himself (says the "Daily Chronicle.") More than a oetafcory ago the young heir to the Smyth baronetcy and Ashton Court Estate, near Bristol, fell in love with and secretly married one of his father's servants, a pretty Welsh girl. The birth of a son revealed their upion, but the baronet, enraged at his heir's lowly alliance, refused to acknowledge its legality, oontrived to disprove it, and married the young Romeo out of hand to a daughter of the then Bishop of Bristol. In due time he succeeded his father, and, his second wife dying, Sir John, on his death-bed, was re- united in matrimony to his old love, the Welsh servant girl. This, of course, did not legitimise their child, but he was provided for by his mar- riage to Miss Pigott, the heiress of Brockley Hall, and from this union of the Smyth- Pigotts the present Spaxton Messiah is descended.
I: After an illness of teas than two months Mrs. Suzacme Long-Prioe, widow of the late Mr. David Long-Price, passed peacefully away at Talley House, Talley, .Carmarthen- shire, on Tuesday. With the. xoeption of one son, Mr. Alan Sydney Long-Price, who is away in Ceylon, all the members of the family were present when she passed away. Mrs. Long-Price was the eldest daughter nf the late Mr. William Peel, of Taliaris Park, Carmarthenshire, and was widely known, and held in the highest esteem on account of her genial disposition and philanthropic acts. The funeral will take place at TaUey on Friday at hali-paet two.
ENGLAND V. AUSTRALIA. Final Test Match. Delightful weather prevailed at Ovai on Tuesday, and there were 10,000 spectators present when England resumed their inn- ings at 11 o'clock. Rhodes was bowled in the second over, he and Arnold having added 72. England's last wicket produced 49 runs in 25 minutes. Cotter's seven wickets cost 148 runs. The Australians started batting badly, Trumper playing on in the second over. HIll and Duff, however, scored freely against Brearley and Hirst, five overs yielding 27 runs, Hill being very strong on the leg side. In 25 minutes Hill and Duff added 39 runs, and then a smart catch at second slip dis- missed Hill, the second wicket falling at 44. Noble followed. Hirst proving unsuccessful Arnold went on at 56. Play turned quieter, but Duff made some fine hits. Duff con- tinued to bat in brilliant style, punishing Arnold for four 4's in two overs. He reach- ed 50 in seventy minutes, sending up the 100 directly afterwards, but when 78 was badly misswi through Maclaren colliding with Hirst. Play was resumed at 2.20, nearly 20,000 people being present. Brearley and Rhodes shared the bowling. The game pro- ceeded quietly except for two lucky fours by Noble, until at 145, Duff giving a chance left- hand to Arnold at third man and might have been out for 92. Duff completed a fine 100 with the total at 153 after batting a little more than two hours. Noble was let off by Arnold, but caught at slip next over, the third wicket falling at 159 having added 150 in a 100 minutes. Du continuing to bat finely, the 200 appeared when the innings had lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes. Just afterwards Lilley in taking a ball from Brearley, split his finger so badly that he retired from the field. Jones, the 12th man, came out and kept wicket. Duff was given a third life. Only 2,000 people were present at the Oval when play began on Wednesday morn- ing at 11.5. The weather was dull. Duff was absent through illness and Gehrs was the substitute. Maclaren joined Hayward, I but at 8 was caught at the wicket and Hay- ward left at. 13. Following these disasters, Fry joined Tyldesley, the cricket being watched with painful anxiety. Armstrong bowled splendidly, not a run being scored from him for half an hour. Both batsmen, however, made good strokes off Cotter, but Noble displacing him, Armstrong caught Fry brilliantly with one hand at mid-off at I 48. After Fry's dismissal, England with Lilly unlikely to bat, found themselves only 115 on with five wickets to fall. Again the position had become critical, Armstrong bowling so skillfully that 18 overs yielded 10 Jackson started badly, but improved. Tykfesley exercised such care that he did not j score for thirty minutes. Playing at length with more freedom, Jackson and Tyldesley' brought up a hundred in 2 hours, but Cotter resuming, bowled Jackson in the first over, the fifth wicket falling at 103. The batting was cautious and skilful, Tyldesley playing a grand game.. About, 8,000 people were present when England went on batting against Cotter and McLeod. Tyldesley, al- though hnrting his foot, batted freely, as did Spooner. Laver relieved Cotter, but 150 was reached by 2.40. England then being practically safe. The two Lancastrians be- gan to hit away most brilliantly, even Arm- strong meeting with severe punishment. By 3.10 a 100 runs had been added for the wic- ket, and Spooner completed a dashing 50. The question then arose as to what hour Jackson would declare. Tyldesley completed a, grand 100 in 3 hours and a quarter. Fierce hitting continued until at 261 Spooner was caught at long-off, the splendid partnership having added 158 in 90 minutes. Tyldesley's innings included 15 fours, Spooner also hit 15 fours. Jackson then declared. The match was eventually drawn. ENGLAND.-15t Innings. Maclaren, c Laver, b Cotter 6 Hayward, hit wkt., b Hopkins. 59 Tyldesley, b Cotter 16 Fry, b Cotter 144 Jackson, c Armstrong, b Laver. 76 Spoait^rte, biGtfU&r B Hirst, c McLeod, b Laver 5 Arnold, c Trnmper, b Cotter 40 Rhodes, b Cotter 36 Lilley, b Cotter 17 Brearley, not out .— 11 Extra.s. 20 Total 430 ENGLAND.-2nd Innings. Hayward, lbw, b Armstrong 2 Maclaren, c Kelly, b Armstrong. 6 Fry, c Armstrong, b Noble 16 Jackson, b Cotter 31 I Tyldesley, not out 112 Spooner, c sub. b Noble '79 Extras. 15 Total (6 wkts.) 261 (Innings declared.) A USTRA U A NS. -lb""t Innings. Trumper, b Brtafley 4 Duff, c and b Hirst 146 Hill, c Rhodes, b Brearley 18 Noble, c Maclaren, b Jackson 25 Armstrong, c sub, b Hirst 18 Darling, b Hirst 57 Hopkins, b Brearley 1 McLeod, b Brearley 0 Kelly, run out 42 Cotter, c Fry, b Brearley 6 Laver, not out 15 Extras. 31 Total. 363 AUSTRALIANS.-2nd Innings. Trumper, c Spooner, b Brearley. 28 Hill, b Arnold 34 Noble, b Hirst 7. Armstrong, not out 32 Darling, not out 12 Hopkins, run out 10 Extras. 5 Total (4 wkts.). 124 HOW THE WICKETS FELL. ( England.—1st Innings. 12545678910 12 32 132 283 291 306 322 394 418 430 Australians.—Llst Innings. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 5 44 159 214 237 247 265 293 304 363 BOWLING ANALYSIS. ENGLAND.-lst Innings. O. M. R. W. Cotter 40 4 148 7 Noble 18 6 51 0 Armstrong 27 7 76 0 McLeod 13 2 47 0 Laver 17 3 41 2 Hopkins 11 2 32 1 Duff 4 1 15 0 Byes 11, leg-byes 1. Cotter bowled seven no-balls and Hopkins one wide. ENGLAND.-2nd Innings. O. M. R. W. Cotter 21 2 73 2 Armstrong 30 13 61 2 Noble 14.3 3 56 2 McLeod 11 2 27 0 Laver 3 0 18 0 Hopkins 1 0 11 0 Hopkins bowled a wide. Cotter bowled 3 no-balls and Armstrong 2 no-balle. A USTRALIANS.-lst Tnnings. O. M. R. W. Brearley 31.1 8 110 5 Hirst 23 6 86 b Arnold 9 0 50 0 Rhodes 21 21 59 0 Jackson 9 1 27 1 Byes 17, leg-byes 9, Hirst bowled one wide, Brearley three no-balls, and Arnold one no-ball. AUSTRALIANS.—2nd Innings. 0. M. R. W. Brearley 11 2 41 1 Hirst 9 2 32 1 Arnold 9 2 17 1 Rhodes 8 0 29 0
Swansea v. Lancashire Nomads, The visit of the Lancashire Nomads XI. to Swansea, on Wednesday, has been looked forward to with much interest locally, inas- much as when they appeared at Swansea on Friday, the 28th August, 1903, the visitors won by 37 runs, although it must be borne in mind that Swansea on that occasion were very poorly represented, the side being Dr. Cameron, Percy Morris, G. L. Thomas, A. W. Samuel, H. A. Ellis, J. J. Hill, F. Hum- phries, T. Harry, H. C. Gibson, Creber. and Tolfree. For Wednesday's match Swansea had got together a strong. side, the ottly not- 1 able absentees being Dr. Cameron "FT Ellis, their places being filled by P. Moma and J. A. Davies. The Nomads, on the other hand, are a powerful afl-found organization, so well balanced as to dis- pense with the services of professional assis- tance. They arrived at Swansea on Wed- nesday morning, having journeyed from Clevedon via Weston and Cardiff, pitting, up at the latter town for the night. Their fizst match was against Clevedon on Tuesday which they won by 22 runs—85-107. The side was pretty much as previously adver- tised, being minus but two players. The conditions for a splendid day's cricket was ideal, the wicket being in perfect order. It wac not until 12.15 that a start was made. A. W. Samuel, having won the toss, sent in Stanley Rees and Bancroft to oppose Hol- Hngrake and Schofield. The visitors fieided two substitutes The first wicket fell at 11, Stanley Rees obstructing his wicket, he hav- mg previously survived a similar appeal in his over. Percy Morris followed him, 30 being reached after fifteen minutes' ptay. Both batsmen scored freely and half a cen- tury was reached ten minutes' later, Ban- croft having hit six 4's and Morris two boundaries, a most vigorous display. At 75 Morris had the misfortune to be run out, he having started for a short one and he could not recover his ground in time. For his 23 Morris haxl batted well—marred only by a chance in the slips-75-2-23. E. W. Jones next went to the wickets, and Ban- croft made a off-drive for four, and brought his individual score to 50, he having been at the wickets three-quarters of an hour. Ar- i Sjfr' who was ^ding as a sub., was loudly applauded for a smart save in the out-field by the 200 spectators present. E. W. Jones soon got off the mark with a couple, and Hoyle and Edge relieved the two opening bowlers, and this affected the rate of run getting. The century was reached after sixty-five minutes' play", but at 106 E. W. Jones was caught—106-3-15. R. H. Johnson's stay was of short dura- tion he being given out l.b.w. from the first ball received, at the same totaJ- 106-4-0-HoIIingrake have taken three wic- kets Ardaseer became associated with Bancroft, and no further wicket falling be- fore luncheon, the score stood at 106 for four wickets, Bancroft being not out 65. Resuming at 2.25 the visitors were still two players short, these having been left at Clevedon overnight. With the score un- altered Hollingrake found Ardaseer's sticks, the wicket falling at 106. J. A. Davies opened brightly, sending up the 110 with a cut through the slips for four, all run, but Edge bowled him soon afterwards—115-6-5. A W. Samuel, after scoring a single, was I dismissed by Hollingrake, who at this period Jjad captured five for 26. Bancroft and lh:n livened up matters, the score being taken to 137 before Thissen was l.b.w. to Edge. At three o'clock the 150 was hoisted with Bancroft and Gill together. Three short ot his century Bancroft was bowled by Hoyle. He had been at the wickets an hou- and fifty minutes, his 97 including six- teen 4's. The innings closed at 3.15 for 161. The Lancashire Nomads opened their inn- ings at 3.30, with PeatSeld and Edge. Play was very quiet, ten runs being registered in twenty-five minutes. With tie score at 14, Edge was clean bowled by Gill Peat- field was shaping splendidly, and in compan- ionship with Eastwood, runs came merrilv. SWANSEA. Bancroft, b Hoyle 97 Stanley Rees, b Hollingrake 3 P. Morris, run out 23 E. W. Jones, c Edge, b Hollingrake I- R. H. Johnson, lbw, b Hollingrake 0 J. G. Ardaseer, b Hollingrake 0 J. A. Davies, b Edge 5 A. W. Samuel, b Hollingrake. 1 D. Thissen, lbw, b Edge U Gill, st Richardson, b Hoyle 2 Creber, not out 0 Extras 4 Total. 161 LANCASHIRE NOMADS. E. A. Peatfield, st Thissen, b Creber 55 T. Edge, b Gill 0 H. Eastwood, c Samuel, b Creber 9 J. Hoyle, c Thissen, b Creber 0 E. Billings, c Rees, b Creber 15 P. HoilingTiKe, run out z S. J. CatieraTi, c Thissen, b GUT 12 J. R. Schofield, c S. Rees, b Gill 0 H. C. Gibson, b Gill 3 H. Richardson, not out 0 W. Norton, c Gill, b Creber 0 Extras. 2 Total. 98 BOWLING ANALYSIS. SWANSEA. O. M. R. W. Hollingrake 21 4 53 5 Schofield 3 0 19 0 Hoyle 4.1 0 29 2 Edge 13 2 46 2 Eastwood 1 0 10 0
Glamorgan v. Berkshire. The match between Glamorgan and Berk- shire was resumed at Reading on Tuesday. Berks at the second attempt, were 34 for no wicket over-night. Russell replaced Cre- ber at 104; and Nash replaced Rattenbury at 117. At lunch the score was 268 for 7. Glamorgan won by three wickets. BERKSHIRE.—1st lnninga. Bennett, b Creber .— 6 Brougham, b Creber 0 C Matthews, b Creber 61 Shea, c Horspool, b Rattenbury 5 Rowe, c Nash, b Creber 9 Watts, c Riches, b Creber 12 Hutson, b Rattenbury 0 Nepean, b Creber — — 0 Barker, b Creber .— 14 Croome, not out 52 Cave, Ibw. b Creber .< 11 Extras 2 Total. 142 BERKSHIRE.—2nd Innings. Bennett, c Russell, b Rattenbury 25 Brougham, c Bancroft, b Rattenb'y 14 Shea, st Riches, b Creber 46 Rowe, c Bancroft, b Rattenbury. '75 Matthews, c Russell, b Creber 13 Watts, c Nasb, b Rattenbury 55 H. Hutson, c Nash, b Rattenbury 53 Sir Nepean, b iGibson. 25 A. Croome, c Nash, b Rattenbury 11 Barker, not out 10 Extras. 25 Total (9 wkts.). 352 (Innings declared.) Cave did not bat. GLAMORGAN.—1st Innings. Sweet-Escott, c Nepean, b Hutson 23 Riches, c Nepean, b Hutson 23 Bancroft, c Croome, b Bestwick. 105 Grbb6, c Nepean, b Hutson 35 Gibson, c Matthews, b Hutson 16 Russell, c Bennett, b Croome 18 R. H. Johnson, b Croome 7 Rattenbury, b Croome 4 Creber, c and b Barker 11 Horspool, not out 4 Nash, c Croome, b Barker 0 Extras 16 Total. 262 GLAMORGAN —2nd Innings. Sweet-Escott, b Barker .1. 50 Riches, c Watson, b Hutson 14 Bancroft, c Rowe, b Barker 61 Gibbs, c Brougham, b Croome 6 Gibson, c Hutson, b Barker. 31 Russell, c Bennett, b Croome 36 R. H. Johnson, not out 21 Rattenbury, c Nepean, b Hutson. 4 Creber, not out 2 Extras 11 Total (7 wkts.). 236 BOWLING ANALYSIS. BERKSHIRE.—1st Innings. 0. M. R. W. t Creber 21.5 5 69 8 Rattenbury 17 1 49 2 Nasb 4 0 22 0 BERKSHIRE.—2nd Innings. 0. M. R. W. (ireber 33 4 133 2 Rattenbury 34.3 5 120 6 Russell 5 1 25 0 Nash 7 1 25 0 Johnson 3 0 18 0 Gibson 2 16 1 J Printed and Published for the "South Walee 'I Post" Newspaper Company, Ltd., by DAVID DAVIES, at the Offices of the "South Wales Daily Post," 211, High. street, Swansea.