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MOSLEMS INSTIGATE MASSACRE. ATHENS, November 50. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) The Hojas from the minarets of Beirut exhorted the populace to massacre the Christians ana Europeans whenever tho warships of any of the Entente Powers appeared. TURKS SEIZE BANKS. PARIS, November 50. (Received December 1, at 8,20 a.m.) Tho Paris edition of the ‘New York Herald ’ states that the Turkish authorities have seized the Allies’ banks and other establishments in Palestine. THE “JEHAD.” ITALIAN CRUISER DESPATCHED AND TRANSPORTS FOR RESIDENTS. ROME, November 50. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) The cruiser Calabria has been ordered to Syria to protect tho Italians resident there. (Received December 1, at 9.55 a.m.) Owing to tho threatening situation in Asia Minor and Palestine, following on the Saltan’s declaration of a holy war, the Italia■ Government have despatched four steamers to embark the Italians. AFGHANISTAN NEUTRAL. MOSLEM OPINION OF TURKEY. FOOLISH TO JOIN GERMANY. DELHI, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) The Amcor of Afghanistan, in a letter to the Viceroy of India, has clearly confirmed Afghanistan’s determination "to remain neutral. The letter, which is most cordial and friendly in tone, expressed regret that Turkey had embarked on war with England. It was certain to have tho effect of farther strengthening tho general Moslem opinion regarding the folly of Turkey joining Germany. The leading ‘Tirwana chiefs in the Sherpur district of tho Punjab have offered to raise and maintain 500 men whenever required. The Government of India, following the British Parliament’s example, will "omit as far as possible all Bills of a contentious nature, from their legislative programme. THE " MOHARB AM ” PASSES QUIETLY IN PERSIA. .LONDON. November 30. (Received .December 1, at 9 a.m.) News from Teheran shows that the annual festival of tho Moharram passed without the. (slightest hostility being shown towards the Russians. The “ iicly War” proclamation from Constantinople was ignored in connection with the festival. [The Moharram is equivalent to tho Mohammedan New Year.] GERM AN INTRIGUE FAILS IN ABYSSINIA. PARIS, November 30. (Received December 1, at 8.20 a.m.) A message from Cracow states that tho Negus (i.e., King) of Abyssinia has rejected German intrigues for an attack oy him on tho Soudan. Ho has, on the contrary, offered a contingent to Britain. IN SOMALILAND. DERVISHES’ ROUTED. LONDON, November 30. (Received December 1, at 11.10 a.m.) The, Press Bureau states that Colonel Cuhitt, commanding the reinforced Camel Constabulary in Somaliland, attacked the Dervishes on November 25. Strong positions at Shimhorberris were captured, the forts of which were demolished. The Dervishes were overcome by the moral effects of shell fire and fled. SOUTH AFRICA. ANOTHER REBEL REVERSE. PRETORIA, November 50. (Received December 1, at 8.20. a.m.) Van dcr Venter engaged 400 rebels on Sunday near Edenvallc. The rebels fled, and 50 were taken prisoner. SUBMARINES BUILDING IN AMERICA FOE UNKNOWN POWER. WASHINGTON, November 50. (Received December 1, at 8.50 a.m.) A report is current that an unknown purchaser ha.s ordered 20 submarines. Much comment has been .caused by the report. It is argued that no breach of neutrality io involved in the, building of such vessels, and that delivery of them to any belligerent European nation could only he regarded as contraband. It is asserted that eight are being built at the Union Works, San Francisco, and tho others in Massachusetts. IN THE BALTIC. GERMANY ANNOYS SWEDEN. LONDON, November. 50. (Received December 1, at 8.20. a.m.) The Swedish public have become incensed owing to Gorman warships continuing to seize Swedish timber cargoes.

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IN PALESTINE., Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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IN PALESTINE. Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914