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THE PLOT AGAINST THE SUEZ CANAL

The Whito Paper i's-ic-d by the Bntish FoK-igi' Oiiifo giver- the revelations oi Robert. Mors, a.ii "ex-official of the Akxandra police, when under crofts-examination, lit; describes a meeting with the notorious firman agitator ]">r Prufer and a Turkish staff officer, Omar Fao/.i Bey, at- Con=tnutinoole- on September -E when the chances, of a'nativo rising in Egypt weTe dificiiM-rti as xvoil ajs a raid on tho Suez Canal. 1 he. rising was io be carried out all over -tho country bv bands of marauders recrinVd from the inalefaet-or class under the direclion o£ Turkish officers. Fanzi Key 5-aid ho had a list of 50 Egyptian }wli«- and armv officers from whom ho expected active/or passive, assistance. The idea was to compel tin* British to scatter their foree-s. Mors also had an interview with l-.'nver Pasha, who asked him if the jiativi-s would revolt. n«ainst, tho English it tho Turk* inarched" aanmst. and toM |§«rs that there would certarnly bo " someThin" for him to do" in Ejrypt when tho time'eamu for ad ion there. Mors subsequently eaw Dr Pnifcr and the Sheikh Shawish copying in Arabic a receipt for making bombs. Mors was arrested at Cairo on Ins return from leave via Constantinople. Tie. say* that, at Constantinople, ho was acquainted with a Herman official formerly connected wi'h tho German Diplomatic Mission at. Cairo. He reused to K ivo the name, but. says he understood him to have, tho intention of forwardm;: explosives tu Efrvpt. Wh.i:i the ship by which \ ors was retoirnint; to Egypt, ww in the. ilana;.-e-Ile-, tV- lnouiht him a .tftf which ho ivcosni&e<l an belonging to th« German and said somebody on board fold him to -ive it to tho passenger m No. 7 (Me-rs's) cabin. Moit euppoctod that, tho b;><~'"contained explosives, acd, openimr it. found *o«* h*«l substances u«3«r na.-toi;z material. In his cabin -no found uyr, tin ho*", While still ir, the. Dardanelles an F>vptian officer conm to him and asked him if ho were the Finger occupyme\'o 7 and i f 3 !C ; " 1 raccivcd the things. Mot* asked the officer if '.is had Rent, them. : fl nd he relied "Yirnkin" f perhaps) Mors Scribed at length his unsuccessful _ attempts to get rid of the tin hoses., wmen. he was afraid might explode. In his iez v. code v.-aj' found, which he explainedTho references to cotton. -wars informa.tion ;--,bout troop?, tho best, quality denoting Bntish, tho inferior native troops. " Kan tars" referred to tho rrr.mber of m-en. Certain phrases referred to the disarming of Egyptian troops. "Come by the first, boat "'iwaiA that things vrero in a de-nsjnr-oas state.

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THE PLOT AGAINST THE SUEZ CANAL, Evening Star, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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THE PLOT AGAINST THE SUEZ CANAL Evening Star, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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