1 APRIL 1905, Page 1


THE curtain has again descended in the theatre of war, and though we hear behind it confused tramplings and knockings, it is impossible to tell what great scene of arms is in preparation. Possibly when next it rises it will show us that the Japanese have during the last fortnight been executing a wide flanking movement, that General Lineviech is in danger of being surrounded, and that the railway between Kharbin and Vladivostok on the one side, and between ICharbin and the North on the other, has been cut. According to a report in the Paris Journal, indeed, communications between Vladivostok and ICharbin have already been broken.