Minor Land Engagements.
The Neutrality Trouble,
Japan Accepts French Explanation.
The Pacts of the Case.
Sounds of a Naval Enarasement Heard.
London, April 24 Oyama reports that a small body of Russians are still north of Tunghwahsien. A hundred Russian cavalry attempted to attack Kingchang, bat were repulsed. France's reply to Japan's representations promising the expulsion of the Baltic Fleet from Kamranh Bay, and affirming her determination to maintain neutrality, has relieved the tension of popular feeling m Tokio, although it is believed that i£ Rozjestvonski entered the Bay to finally prepare for a dash north, his purpose was accomplished before he was ordered to leave. It is officially announced at Tokio that France on receipt of the report that the Baltic Fleet had arrived at Kamranh Bay, instructed the Frenoh agent to strictly enforce neutrality. Subsequently Japan lodged a protest, and France issued new special instructions for transmission to the Russians, ordering them to leave territorial waters at the earliest moment. The French agent replied that he had taken, the necessary measures m accordance with" instructions, and France simultaneously addressed to Russia a Note asking that tha Baltic Fleet Admiral be instructed to C[uit. Count Lamsdorff replied that such had already been sent. The Baltic Fleet proceeded northwards after leaving Kamranh Bay. The " Temps" Saigon correspondent reports that after Rozj^stvenski sailed a heavy cannonade was heard off the Bay, and it is supposed an engagement took place with Japanese scouts, Rozjestvenski momentarily expected Nebogatoff,
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6553, 25 April 1905
Minor Land Engagements. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6553, 25 April 1905
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