Ridiculous Claims of Russian Volunteer Fleet.
China's Reply. Received May 30, .10.13 a.ra. London, May 29 The Russian Volunteer Fleet at Shanghai claim that since they are unarmed they have a right to be regarded as merchant* men and to remain as long as they like in Chinese waters. The reply was that as the vessels carry contraband and are attached to a warlike sqnadron, the Chinese cruisers will remain cleared for action and the forts manned.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
Ridiculous Claims of Russian Volunteer Fleet. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
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