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Eozjestvenski's Capture.

His Wounds Healing-. Sinking 1 of the Diratri Donskoi. Received June 6. 7.49 a.m. London, June 5 The Hahanarai's officers state that the Bildovy, when overtaken, hoisted the white flag with the Red Cross, and/ signalled that Rozjestvonski and his staff were aboard. Surprised and overjoyed, the Japanese boaided the vessel, and found the Russian officers around Rozjestvenski, who was lying m a pool of blood on the bottom of tho dostrnyer almost unconscious. The officers pathetically appealed to the Japanese mercifully nofc to remove the Admiral lest hia wounds should re-open. The Japanese consented to risk recapture, nnd towed the Bildovy to Sasebo. The Jnpauose havn t»!egraphfid to Madamo KozjystveDski tint her husband's wounds are healing rapidly. The officer comavindiuT the torpedo flotilla states that he found the Dimtri Donskoi abandoned near an island oft' the Southern Coast of Korea, the survivors having landed under tho white fr^g. When the Japanese were preparing to seise* tho vessel, she suddenly rolled tostarhoard and sa-nk m three minutes. Her vice-cr.ptain declared that the chip was not wilfully snnlc, but foundered after receiving five or six- torpedoes. Two-thirds of the crew were killed. Tho captain died of his wounds m Sasebo Hospital.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6588, 6 June 1905

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Eozjestvenski's Capture. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6588, 6 June 1905

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