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TURKEY AND THE POWERS.

. ALREADY "REPENTANT. BUT MUST GO ON. SAY THE ENTENTE. ■"SOFIA. November 2. . Sir Louis Mallet, ttiitisli Ambassador at. Constantinople, interviewed the Gran J

and pleaded his innocence. He appealed to the Powers not to take irremediable steps. BORDEAUX, November 3. Official: Replying to the Entente's demands, Turkey has confined herself to proposing the recall of the Turkish warships, and expresses a desire to remain at peace with the Entente. Tho latter, however, are of opinion that Turkey will have difficulty in remaining passive. Moreover, the proposal would entail the same disadvantages as open war, since it would compel the Entente to detach a portion of their forces to guard against future aggressions. Turkey not having deemed it her duty to prove the sincerity of her intention's, the Ambassadors requested their passports. Advices from Algeria, Tunis, and Morocco show that the Moslems consider that the Porte has abdicated the sovereignty and independence of the Ottoman Empire, thus enabling Germany to pursue her own selfish ends to the detriment of Islam.

ITALY MAY BE DRAGGED IX. LONDON, November 2. The Rome correspondent of "The Times ' advises that Turkey's attacks upon Russia have caused a profound impression, and it is expected that they will involve the participation of other countries in tho war. Italy could not remain indifferent in the event of Turkey being in Egypt and the Rod Sea, which would threaten the interests of her colonies in Africa. It is also evident that there will be intervention by Rumania and Greece. A TOO LATE APOLOGY. LOXDOX. November 2 (evening). Router reports that the. Grand Vizier has apologised to the Powers for recent events in the Black Sea. J WH\T AMERICAXS THINK. LOXDOX, November 2. j The Washington correspondent of "The i Times' states that American papers recogI nise that German intrigue is dragging the P.ute into an ignominious and dangerous adventure. If Germany is organising a pan-Islam agitation, America is vitally interested, because there are Mohammedans in the Philippines. INDIA WILL REMAIN LOYAL. LONDON, November 2. ' The Times's ' Bombay correspondent does not anticipate, any embarrassment in India. He believes that the majority of the Moslems will be. loyal and will not commence hostilities against Great Britain. THE VOICE OF THE TEMPTER. LONDON, November 2. Count Von Rcventlow, writing to the ' Deutsche Tagoszeitung,' declares that the moment has arrived for Bulgaria to resume the territority which Servia annexed in the second"Balkan war. THE USUAL LIE. LONDON, November 2. Official: The Austro-German assertion that tho Russian Fleet commenced hostilities against the Turkish squadron is a gross invention, intended to mislead public opinion at Constantinople, which was carefully kept in ignorance of the treacherous attacks on the Russian coasts by Turkish vessels commanded by German officials. BULGARIA ON THE SAFE SIDE. LONDON, November 2. The Balkan correspondent of ' The Times ' understands that Bulgaria will not in any circumstances take up arms against the Entente. MODERN AVAR. PURELY A BUSINESS PROPOSITION. (London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 2. A correspondent describing the Russian Headquarters Staff says:—"There is no romance about modern war, no galloping aides vibrating with excitement. War is now ;i huge business enterprise. The headquarters are situated in a secluded spot in Western Russia, a number of s-.vitches connecting with the main line. Here in cars, living quietly and peacefully, is a group of a hundred men composing the "General Staff. There are a few panting automobiles dashing here and there, and 2.000 Cossacks beyond. Away a hundred miles from this scene of tranquillity extends an enormous chain of Russian front, every point of which is connected by telegraph. These cars here are free from the hurly-burly, and the brains of the army are able to command a prospective of the whole theatre of war."

j VALUE OF A KING'S WORD. ROME. November 2. T!:o ' Tribuna' intc viewed M. Broguevi!!-. the Belgian Premier, who said: “ Germany is unsurpassable in the organisation o' - lies. The Kaiser personally assri.rrd Kin.; Albert and myself that our nivtralitv would never be violated.” i THE TRESS AND THE WAR. i MIC VICTIMS OF INCOMPETENCE. LONDON. November 2. ‘ The Times' says- editorially: “The v.-CnR. system of the British Press is suffering from a. want of cohesion between the ,-m.I hnvines AVo do not hesitate to say that unless this is remedied the War Office and .Admiralty, which are. already fully occupied by ti’eir own special work, will find their labors materially increased. The services which the Press could render abroad an; incalculable, but they cannot, be rendered in the present official chamber.” A CONFESSED SPY. LONDON. November 2. The Carl Lody capo was concluded today. and the verdict deferred. Counsel for accused admitted the fairness of the trial. Lody, he said, was actuated by patriotic motives. He was not cringing f<n mercy, and was prepared to accept the decision of the extreme penally if it were demanded. SOUTH AFRICA. AN ABORTIVE REVOLT. CAPE TOWN, November 2. There is a feeling that the crisis is past, though the danger will not be ended till De Wet's commando has been dispersed. Ability in leadership and resource are all tin lire side of the Government. Bloemfontein and the southern and eastern portions of Orange River Colony are sound. The danger zone is the northern area, where De Web is active. He has actually forced an Englishman [o join his commando.

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TURKEY AND THE POWERS., Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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