Roosevelt's Peace Negotiations.
Japanese Public Opinion.
Linevitch's Position Hopeless,
London, June 12 " The Times " St. Petersburg correspondent reports that after certain Russian statesmen' 3 abortive attempts to stop the war after the battle of Mukden, Roosevelt decided at the first favorable opportunity to take the initiative for peace. H© sounded Great Britain, France, and Germany, and the latter'a assent was readily given. France and Great Britain, as allies of the belligerents, were precluded from taking a prominent part. Roosevelt's opportunity came after the battle o£ Tsushima. Mr Meyer, by virtue of olause 3 of the Hague Convention, submitted informally to the Czar Roosevelt's friendly counsel to negotiate for peace, and the Czar there and then agreed to meets Roosevelt's wishes. It is significant that the Japanese reply repeats the language of Roosevelt's proposal and expresses readiness to appoint Plenipotentiaries for the purpose of discussing terms of peace directly and exclusively with Russia, adding a stipulation for peace upon terms fully guaranteeing its stability. Advices from Tokio stats that the general opinion is distrustful of Russia's sincerity. The situation is considered favourable to llussia, inasmuch as the war is confined to the territory of a neutral Power, Russian dominions being intact. Oyama reports further progress o£ the Japanese m Manchuria. The " Daily Telegraph's " Tokio correspjndont reports that Linievitch is m a hopeless position, and is virtually surrounded.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
Roosevelt's Peace Negotiations. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6594, 13 June 1905
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