Birileff's Supplementary Baltic Squadron.
The Baltic Sea to be Left at Germany's Mercy,
The Czar Resolved to Continue the War.
Received May 19, 7.42 a.m. London, May 18 Rozjestvenski's latest message has been received in St. Petersburg via China. This fact is interpreted in St. Petersburg to mean that he is proceeding north. Admiral Birileff exchanges posts with Admiral Skrydloff, who is in command at VladiTOßtock. The new battleship '• Slava " is BirilefE'a ouly fighting vessel of any value. The departure of Birileff's squadron will leave the Baltic Sea at Germany's mercy, as all Rozjestvenski's and Niebogatoff's, vessels surviving, whether defeated or victorious, must remain in the Far East. Prince Alexieff's influence is paramount with the Czar, who is more than ever resolved to continue the war even at the cost of sacrificing Russia's interests in the Balkan States.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905
Rozjestvenski's Movements. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6574, 19 May 1905
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