WAR FORMALLY DECLARED. SIGNING HER DEATH WARRANT. LONDON. November 5. A Government ‘ Gazette ’ contains the notification that Great Britain has decJ*rc<i war against Turkey. BORDEAUX, November 5. C’herif Fa-ha, Leader of the Turkish Opposition, haa telegraphed to M. Viviani (the French Premier) that ho is dismayed. A handful of bandits, he says, have signed his country’s death sentence. Ho n convineod that his compatriots will rise again.-t this band of assassins. WHAT RUSSIA WILL DEMAND. LONDON, November 5. It is stated that Russia does not, desire to enlarge her territories, but must have effective”control of the Dardanelles. She also insists that it is impossible for Rumania and Bulgaria fo remain neutral, because this would prevent tire Russian army getting at the Turks, and so limit the "field of''operations in the interest of Turkey. FOREIGNERS LEAVE TURKEY. LONDON, November 5. Reuter’s Alexandria correspondent reports that at the American Ambassador’s invitation British, French, and Russians are to Vie allowed to leave Turkey. Apparentlv the Turks were not willing to admit that a final rupture had taken place. Ai rivals from Turkey state that all classes are terribly and bitter against Germany for using Turkey as a cat spa w. RALLYING TO THE TSAR. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney 'St n ’ Servicer) LONDON. November 5. All tl io races represented in Caucasia have pledged themselves to support Russia. PETROGKAD. November 5. The Caucasian armv are marching on Erzerum. whore three Turkish army corps, with 50,000 Kurdish cavalry, are stationed. BOMBARDING THE DARDANELLES. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 5. Athens reports that the bombardment of the Dardanelles lasted 15 minutes. It was prineipallv done bv a British squadron, which threw 70 shells. Salonica reports that the bombardment r,f the Dardanelles by the British and French fleets continues most effectively. The 'lMrkish forts are outranged and their fire is futile. THE SUEZ CANAL. LONDON. November 5. Semi-official assurances have been given from Constantinople that Italy’s fears _ are I entirely premature that action against Egypt * w.ill result iu the closing of the! Suez Canal. j BOMBARDING JAFFA. LONDON, November S. Salonica reports that two British cruisers have shelled Jaffa. MISCELLANEOUS. Sir Percy Scott, hoe returned to the Admiralty for special service. M. Sunni* has accepted tho portfolio of Foreign Affairs in th© Greek Ministry. Twentv-one persons perished in the submarine Do. There is much comment in the American Press about Germany not taking stops to rrecuo the victims of war. leaving it to other countries to relievo tho distress. Tho Belgian Relief Commission report that normally Belgium produces one-sixth of it* requirements. In a fortnight the country will be virtually foodless. The Spanish and American Ministers at Brussels estimate that 60.000 ton* of grain, 16.000 tons of maize, and 3.000 tons nf rice and peas are needed monthly to relieve the Belgians. Captain Ronald Stewart Gordon has been killed in action in France. He left Melbourne three months ago. an hour after marrying a daughter of Mr H. Byron Moore, secretary of the Victorian Jlacing Club. Herbert Bateson, fifth officer or the Osteiley, who joined the Expeditionary Force, was at Melbourne fined £1 on a charge of desertion. The prosecution stated that the Orient G.*mpany did not object to their officers fighting for tins King, provided the mail service was not dislocated. Bateson said ho asked the captain’s permission to enlist, offering to provide a substitute, but this wa* declined.
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TURKEY’S INTERVENTION., Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914
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