The Volunteer Fleet.
Ths Taotai's Orders Ignored. United Pross Association— By Electric - Telegraph.—Copyright London, May 27 The Taofcai has ordered the Russian Volunteer fleet, which is suspected of trying to load coal, to leave Wusung within 24 hours, Russia ignores the protest, alleging thatJapanese merchantmen as rive daily at Shanghai. (A. cable published on Saturday stated, on the authority of the " Daily Mail's" Shanghai correspondent, that seven Russian" volunteer fleet cruisers and three colliers anchored outside of Wasung on Thursday i afternoon. Other accounts stated a Russian cruiser, accompanying them, left, and steamed northwards. It is surmised the vessels intend to divert the attention of the Japanese from the main fleet, or to facilitate the escape of the three Russian vessels interned at Shanghai.)
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905
The Volunteer Fleet. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905
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