Russians Entered the Sea of Japan* *• Crushed with Great Slaughter/ British Fleet Departs to the Scene qf Battle, Other Reports of Russian Downfall. Received May 30* 7.27 a.m. London, May 29 The " Daily Telegraph's " Tokio oorreß-
pondent reports, under Sunday's date, that the Baltic Fleet coaled northward of Lnzon on the 22nd, and on the 23rd Rozjfstvenstu divided his squadron and traversed the the Bassea channels. Ha steamed northeast, and raached the south-wesst of the Loochoo Islands on the 25th, Another reDOrt states that the Russians made an intermittent entrance into the Sea of Japan on Saturday. Six first-class ships were sighted when the fog lifted, and the Russians thereupon retired. There were 21 more vessels in the vicinity. Three Russian torpedoers were sighted off Uchikawa and Hokkaido. The " New Tork Evening Tolegraph " states that, according to news received at Washington, the Russians were crushed withjjgreat slaughter. Advices from Cong Kong state that the British fleet aro starting north at full speed. The " Daily Express's " Chifu correspondent repoLts that on Sunday the British naval authorities received a telegram that the Russians were defeated and dispersed, a battleship being sunk and other vessels damaged, the Japanese being in full pursuit towards Vladivostock. Chinese reports state that the Japanese attacked the Russians in full strength and with many torpedoers. The " Daily Mail's " Tokio correspondent reports that the Russians were dispersed and several disabled. The remainder are in flight, and the Japanese are pursuing. Extraordinary—Eeceived May 30,10.13 a.m. London, May 29 A private telegram received in London states that three Japanese cruisers were sunk, and a dozen destroyers were either sunk or totally disabled.'
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Further Details., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
Further Details. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6583, 30 May 1905
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