The Balcan Insurrection

Evening Post, Volume LXVI, Issue 52, 29 August 1903, Page 5

THE BALKAN INSURRECTION.

RUSSIA'S NAVAL DISPLAY

ATTITUDE OF THE POWERS

SUGGESTED COMBINED ACTION

VIENNA, 28th August. It is officially announced here that the presence of the Russian squadron, at Iniada, caused Turkey to promise solemnly to punish excesses and introduce reforms. I These the Porte must fulfil.

LONDON, 28th August. The Standard states that Russia has advanced new pretensions, claiming that the Bosphorus is free up to the mouth of the Sea of Marmora. A movement of sympathy, especially in France, is beginning to be aroused on behalf of the Macedonians.
Germany's advice to Turkey to promptly repress the insurrection is interpreted in Paris to mean that Germany would prefer repression to intervention on the part of Austria and Russia.
It is believed that combined measures on a limited scale would be the most humane method of checking further bloodshed.
Opinion in Paris favours an Austro Russian armed demonstration, without the employment of force, as a means of restoring peace.
The corespondent of The Times at Constantinople states that the opinion is gaining ground that international control similar to that regarding Lebanon is I necessary in connection with Macedonia.

PRINCE FERDINAND'S POSITION.

A HINT FROM AUSTRIA.

SOFIA, 28th August. It has been semi-officially hinted to Prince Ferdinand from Vienna that the sooner he returns to Solla the better Austria Vill be pleased.
There are indications that the Prince has been advised to do nothing pending flhe decisions of Count Goluchowsi , Austrian Minister of Foreigh Affairs, and Count Lamsdorff, Russian Foreign Minister.
It is repotted that the police at Sofia discovered under Prince Ferdinand's palace a tunnel thirty yards long, intended for a dynamite outrage
Fears are expiessed for Prince Ferdinand's safety if he returns to Sofia.

MASSIR PASHA'S SUCCESSOR.

THE KRUSHEVO OUTRAGED

CONSTANTINOPLE, 28th August. Massir Pasha has succeeded'' Ibrahini Pasha in supreme command of the Turkish army.
Forty officers and a number of civil officials have been summoned to Constantinople for alleged complicity in the Krushevo outrages.

INSURGENTS IN ADRIANOPLE.

THE TRAIN OUTRAGE.

(Received August 29, 9-a.m.)

CONSTANTINOPLE, 28th Aug. Turkey estimates the insurgents in the Adrianople district exceed 6000.
The dynamiting by revolutionists of the Budapest-Constantinople railway (rain has aroused intense indignation in Constantinople. It is feared the outrage will lead to reprisals, in which all the Christians will suffer.
The Turkish reserves called out at Salonika prove simply to be uniformed Bashi-Bazouks, who are hourly perpetrating robberies.
Supporters of the Young Turk's party in their ranks have been found instilling revolutionary ideas into the minds of the discontented garrison.

PLAN OF AUTONOMY

MACEDONIAN COMMlTTEE'B PROPOSALS

(Received August 29, 9.22 a.m.)

CONSTANTINOPLE 28th Aug. The Macedonian Committee has submitted to the Sultan and Powers a plan of autonomy under European guarantee.
Under the proposals Turkish troop are to garrison at the frontier at intervals Order is to be maintained by local gendarmes, and the militia is to be recruited proportionately from the different nationalities and religions.

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