The Baltic Fleet.
Condition of the Belligerent Fleets.
London, May 15 A steamer arrived at Saigon reports that; two Russian warships were southwards of Hainan on Friday, and convoyed fourteen cargo boats. All anchored later in Yulin Bay. The same steamer later passed the main Russian squadron, steaming northwards. The British steamer Carlisle ' entered Saigon, and declared a commercial cargo, but M. Rodier, Lieutenant-Governor, ordered inspection, disclosing a quantity of! war stores. The Carlisle has been detained. The Paris correspondent of the " Times " learns that Togo'B ships are cleaned and repaired, and in splendid condition. A. well-informed friend tells him that Rozjestvenski's vessels can neither shoot nor steam.
Detention of a British Contra* bander.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905
The Baltic Fleet. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6571, 16 May 1905
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