Evening Post - 1903

CABLE NEWS (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH - COPYRIGHT.)

Evening Post, Volume LXVI, Issue 61, 9 September 1903, Page 5

THE BALKAN INSURRECTION.

MERCILESS METHODS OF THE TURKS.

RESIDENTS IN TERROR OF MASSACRE.

MACEDONIANS FORCING WAR.

[PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

CONSTANTINOPLE, 8th September.

A Consular despatch which has been received from Salonika slates that the insurrection in the Monastir district has been practically stamped out, with sanguinary ruthlessness.

The aim of the Turks is apparently to exterminate, besides Bulgarians and Macedonians, all Christians, of whatever nationality.

The despatch has caused a profound impression in Constantinople and in Bulgaria. Macedonian and Bulgarian residents are in terror of massacre.

Many Europeans' fear the concentration of Asiatic reinforcements in Macedonia and the vilayet (or province) of Adrianople at the end of the month, so as to facilitate hostilities through the merest incident that may occur on the frontier.

The Macedonian Committee in Bulgaria is doing its utmost to force war. It is raising funds, and pressing intimidation bands across tho frontier.

The Roumanian Government has strengthened its military posts iu tho vicinity of Bulgarian post

TURKEY AND BULGARIA.

WAR CONSIDERED IMMINENT.

MOBILISING THE RESERVES.

(Received September 9, 7.29 a.m.)

LONDON, 8th September.

The Monastir correspondent of The Times states that Turkish circles consider that war with Bulgaria is imminent. Hilmi Pasha, Turkish Governor of Macedonia, declares that he sees no other solution.

Steps are being taken to mobilise the muslahfez, or final reserves.

The Daily Mail asserts it is officially estimated that 25,000 well-armed and efficiently-commanded insurgents are in the fielrl.