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The Baltic Fleet- j Japanese Worships on the Watch. Gyania Reinforced. Russian Movements. United Press Association —Per Electric Telegraph—Ooypright Received May 26, 8.40 a.m. London, May 25 General Mistchonko, after a four days' reconnaissance on the Japanese flank, retired oa Monday twenty miles to the north-west. The Russians m Batan Straits, on tha 19th, stopped the Norwegian steamer Oscar, bound for Nagasaki. The fleet consisted of fourteen converted cruisers and six destroyers. It is officially stated from Luzon that fifty warships, supposed to be Russian, passed to the eastwards of the Batau Islands on the 20th, sailing north-east-ward. Tokio messages indicate that many Japanese warships are watching the Tsashima, Tsugaru, and Soya Straits. French advices from St. Petersburg indicate that Marshal Oyama has received immense reinforcements. Advices from St. Petersburg state that General Rennenkampf was severely defeated m attacking the Japanese at an unnamed position. Several hundred casualties were sustained. The details were censored. Linievitch demands Kuropatkin's recall.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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WAR IN THE FAR EAST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905