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WITH AX EMPTY TREASURY. THE RUSSIAN ACCOUNT. PETROOItATJ, November 9. Tho Admiralty has issued a statement regarding recent events in tiie Black Sea. •with the object of proving the falsity of the Turkish assertion that Russia etarted tho war. The statement points out that on October 29 the commander of the fleet received a menage from Odessa notifying that two Turkish torpedo boats had en- ■ tared tho poTt flyinjf the Russian Hag. The Russian warehip Kabnnet fired, but did siot receive, a reply to tho signal. The other Russian warship Doneta was torpedoed before she had time to fire. The Turks then took flight. The Goeben approached RebaMopol and bombarded the port. The Russian torpedo flotilla attacked the Goeben without effect. On leaving Sabastopol the Goeben sighted the Russian transport Brut, and demanded her surrender. The transport steered for the shore, and the seacocks were opened with a view to sinking her. Those aboard were saved after tho ship had been blown up The Russian Black Sea fleet pursued the Turks, but they took refuge in the Bosphorus. NO SALARIES FOR MONTHS. LONDON. November 9. The 'Morning Post's' Berne correspondent reports that Turkey's Treasury is empty, and an economic crisis threaten*

' tho country. The Government employees have not received their salaries for several months, and the German supply of money is already exhausted. BOMBARDING FORTS AND PORTS. LONDON, November 9. Reuters Athens correspondent advises that two British destroyers bombarded the telegraph station at SarmouKet and Asmayet. 'ihe Turks sank a Greek eteamer flying j the British flag at Aivili, Asia Minor. j The Greek inhabitants of Smyrna are j flexing panic-stricken. ] The. forts of Seidebahr and Kumkulch have been completely destroyed. The Turks, under the direction of the GcrI mams, are hastily fortifying Aivili. THE PACIFIC NAVAL ENGAGEMENT. ; FOR GERMAN CONSUMPTION. I BERLIN, November 9. I Crucial: Admiral Craddock's fleet has bten annihilated in the Pacific, with no material damage to tho Germans. This is in striking contract to the British coasthunting exploits and searching German I steamers. VANCOUVER, November 9. j The Chilian steamets Valdivia and Chiloe. flying tho Red Cross flag, have sailed from Valparaiso under sealed orders, j and the transport Maipo was despatched 1 earlier. It is assumed that tho mission of I the three vessels is connected with the rcj port that the Monmouth was driven ashore | after Sunday's naval engagement. j SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION. CAUSE FOR THANKFULNESS. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 9. i 'The Times' saya editorially:—" If we 1 were sicked what is the most, «noouraging i feature, of the situation at this moment, we ; think wo would point to the silence of the I German Press. Evading newspapers in ■ Oermauy have obediently allowed themselves to he smitten with sudden dumbness |on cot-tain vital topics. Of the tremendous i issues we are fighting out in Belgium and ; l'.'taud they say hardly a word. The , nam- of Calais lias disappeared from their ' pag'-s ; Ypres is only casually mentioned; ! u hi).- one niicht think Warsaw was a city lot a dream. The conclusion wo draw from ! these evasions and omissions by the Ger- ! man Press is that the truth is beginning to dawn on tln> German nation that neither tho Government nor the newspapers can longer prevent them from realising that they cannot nmv hope to win the war." AMERICA ON TRIAL. HER NEUTRALITY TOLICY. (I.rnden 'Times' and Sydney •Sun' Services.) I LONDON, November 9. I The New York correspondent of 'The ! Times' declares that Mr Roosevelt cm- ; phati--ally joins with the Americans who i regard President Wilson's policy in tho | was as "supinely immoral.'' Ifesavs: "It. i will never 1-e possible in any war for a I greater breach of international morality I to ho committed than the- invasion and | subjugation of Belgium ; yet no steps have i been taken to redress her wrongs. Tho J Administration have shirked tbe duty | plainly imposed by The Conven- ; tier.."'

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TURKEY GOES TO WAR, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914

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