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SULTAN'S THRONE TOTTERS AS BULGARS OPEN WAY
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Sofia. Tutks completely rout
ed by Bulgars at Lule Burgas.
200,000 of them are fleeing to
ward Constantinople, with the
Bulgarian cavalry in hot pursuit.
London. A Sofia dispatch to
this city says that Adrianople
raised the white flag late yester
day after a general assault by the
Podgoritza, Montenegro. Ad
vancing Under the white flag east
of Scutari, a Turkish force sud
denly charged a detachment of
Montenegrin?, and shot or bayo
netted to death 300.
Cettinje. The Montenegrins
lost 400 in an attempt to rush the
Vienna. Gen .Djavid Pasha,
one of the Turkish leaders at the
battle of Kumanova, was shot to
I death by a ,staff officer when he
refused to retreat with the rest
of the Turkish army.
Vranje, Servia. A general
massacre of all Christians in Eu
ropean Turkey has been ordered
Try the Mohammedans.
The plan is to surround the
houses of the Christians set fire
to them and either burn the oc
cupants alive, or shotit them
down as they rush out.
Paris. Once more an interna
tional war is threatened by the
It was brought on today by the
news of the decisive, defeat of the
main Turkish army by the Bul
gars at Lule Burgas.
' This defeat means that Tsar
Ferdinand's road to Constantino
ple is practically clear.
The Powers say that the Bul
garians shall not enter Constan
tinople. The Bulgarians say they
shall enter Constantinople wheth
er the Powers like it or not.
If Tsar Ferdinand ever entered
Constantinople he would be able
to dictate his own terms to the
Sultan, and this is just what the
Powers cannot stand for. They
have their own interests to safe
guard. ' 5i
If Tsar Ferdinand insists on
marching on Constantinople,
there is only one way the Powers"
can stop him that is by concen
trating a war fleet in the Bos
phorous, and threatening to shell
Messages are being exchanged
in hot haste between the various
foreign offices today. It is said
that even Russia is not willing to
see the Bulgarians enter Con
ienna. The three days' bat
tle between the main armies of
Bulgaria and Turkey on the
banns of the Erkene river has
ended in the rout of the Turks,
according to Sofia messages.
The Turks are not even mak
ing an orderly retreat. They are
fleeing helter-skelter, with the
Bulgarian cavairy in hot pursuit
It is expected that Nazim
Pasha Will try to rally his men
for the last stand of Turkey forty
or fifty miles from Constantino
ple, throwing his army acrdss
the narrow peninsula on which
the capital stands-