The Neutrality Question.
The Facts of the Case.
Comments by " The Times."
Rozjestvenski's Probable Base;
Lonbon, May 8 j Detailß received at Hong Kong m regard to re-provisioning show that Rozjestvenski wa3 at Kamranh bay from the 15th until the 23rd. When the facts were known Admiral Jonquireres, commander of French squadron, advised Rozjestvenski to depart. Jonquireres was present most of the time. Bozjestvenski left on the 25th. A French steamer, the " Quanguam," full of oontraband, unloaded at Kamranh towards the 23rd, junks and boats transferring goods to the Eussian cruisers m the presence'of the French cruiser Descartes. This stretching of neutrality enabled the Russians to proceed and intercept international steamers. When Rozjestvenski arrived on the 15th he was dangerously short of supplies. M. Delcasse had an hour's interview with M. Rouvier re the foreign situation on Saturday. The " Times " says that m the interests of the world's peace it earnestly trusts that the Government and people of France wxll not remain under any illusion as to the great gravity of the situation. Count Motona has requested an explanation of the violations of neutrality. No reply of a satisfactory charaoter was announced up to yesterday at Tokio. The "Times" deolaiesthatour allies complaints cannot be evaded, and cannot be ignored.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905
The Neutrality Question. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6565, 9 May 1905
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