The Contraband Discussion Reopened'
The Ikhona Case.
Received June 29, 7.20 a.m. London, Juno 28 Bussians interpret the Japanese advance on Hailungcbeng as a diversion preparatory to Nogi's turning movement on the We3t. Rozjestvenski is primarily responsible for the sinking of British vessels. He ordered his auxiliary cruisers to sink all neutrals carrying contraband. The Russians are trying to re-open the discussion on the principle of the sinking, due to the prospect of their having to pay heavy damages. A protest has also been lodged m the case of the Tetaros. The officials of the Terek, addressing Captain Stone, justified the destruction of the Ikhona, on the ground that they were unable to convoy her to port. The Terek's officers disbelieved the statej ment of the Captain of the Gerlak that Rozjestvenski's fleet was destroyed.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905
The Contraband Discussion Reopened' Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905
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