The News in London.
Prospects of Peace..
Statement by the Japanese Ambassador, London, May 30 The reception of the news m London was reminiscent of the scenes following the announcement of British successes m the Boer war. Newa boys were besieged throughout the day. Comment on all sides was that the expected had happened, but enthusiastic praise for Togo's great achievement was unstinted. The only surprise was the extent of Rozjestvenski's losses. The Paris and Berlin Bourses have strengthened on the increased chances of peaie. Viscount Hayashi, Japanese Minister m London, declared, m the course of an interview, that whether Togo's victory would make for peace was a question for Russia. He adds: "It makes the rest of our task easy."
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905
The News in London. Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6584, 31 May 1905
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