Manawatu Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 7896, 28 October 1904, Page 2
Sentiments Of The Nations,
London, Yesterday. The newspaper Echo de Paris'' St. Petersburg correspondent says that Germany, wishing to appear as her only friend, repeatedly warned the Russian Admiralty to guard against attack in the North Sea. These warnings drove the officers off their heads, and this was the real cause for the incident.
The Journal de St. Petersburg (a frequently inspired journal) has opened a subscription in aid of the fishermen.
The Eussian journal Svet declared the affair was the result of British imprudence.
Russia says that part of the fault rests with Britain for not warning the fishermen of the squadron's approach. Many English newspapers, including the Radical press; are astounded at the Russian representation regarding the misunderstanding. Some bluntly declare that the Admiral was drunk or acted deliberately. The Japanese press are indignant at the Russian inhumanities, and describe their crowning act as a violation of the rights of neutrals.
The French newspapers hold the British demands as strictly in conformity with diplomatic usage, and Bay that Russia must yield, and the sooner she admits her fault the better.