Rozjestvenski Using Kamranh Bay.
France Accused of Violating Neutrality.
A Peculiar Incident
Received April 20, 7.31 a.m. London. April 19 The leading Japanese papers are indignant at Rozjestvenski using Kamranh Bay as a naval base. He was coaling at Kamranh Bay on Saturday. The Tokio paper " Japissimpo " declares that France is lending Russia efficient help and is no longer neutral. Japan must, therefore, invoke the aid of the AngloJapanese alliance. Since protests are unavailing, the time for action has come. The Haiphong newspaper " The Courier," m its issue of March 12th, mentions the fact that two Japanese cruisers visited Kamranh and Honkohe Bays to search for missing destroyers. One was ordered to desist from taking soundings m Honkohe Bay. The paper adds that the Japanese may possibly explain thab they were taking soundings with a view to anchorage, but some importance is attached to the inoident, as Vice-Admiral Bayle, commander of the French fleet, has hurried to Hanoi.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
Japanese Indignation. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6551, 20 April 1905
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