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AUSTRIAN-SERVIAN WAR THREATENING
Constantinople, Nov. 20.
Peace is in sight, and the thunder
of the guns outside the gates of
this city has died away.
Both Turkey ancTBulgaria have
signed an armistice. The Sultan
has appointed Nazim Pasha, his
war minister, .as his plenipoten
tiary. The Bulgarians have ap
pointed General Sazoff, who was
in command of the army at
London. Just as the Balkan
war is drawing to a close, the
threat of another war, and a
greater one, is growing alarm
ingly. ...Austria has delivered an ulti
matum to Servia. Servia's prime
minister has made public a state
ment in which he says the Balkan
allies have determined not to
stand for Austrian dictation.
The Kaiser is to meet with the
Crown Prince of Austria tomor
row. Italy has threatened Ser
via. Russia is preparing for
The Balkan war has been one
of the shortest in history. Mon
tenegro began it October 4. With
in a week, Bulgaria, Servia and
Greece had invaded Turkey.
Before Turkey, ill-prepared and
half-asleep, realized what was
happening, the allies had seized
every inch of her territory save
only Constantinople and Adria
nople. Crippled financially, unable to
manage her commissariat depart
ment, Turkey could not bring in
the vast hordes of Asiatic subjects
who would have obeyed the Sul
Vienna. Servia has weakened
under Austria pressure and has
allowed an Austrian courier to
see M. Prochaska, the Austrian
consul at Prisrend, Albania.
Rome. Italy as well as Austria
has demanded an explanation of
the treatment of its Albanian con
suls from Servia.
Belgrade. Servia intends to
seize at least one Adriatic- port
before Austria can prevent it.
Budapest. One hundred thou
sand Austrian troops are massed
on the Servian frontier ready to
be flung over the border the mc
ment Servia tries to sieze an Ad- -riatic
Semlin. If Austria declares
war on Servia it will face not only
Servia, that country's Balkan at-3
lies and Russia; but also a revo-
Iution among its own subjects.
The Czechs and other Slavs
now under the Austrian flag
would rise in revolt immediately
if Austria attacked their country-".
men over the border. ' 5
It isprobable that Austria, Gerj
many and Russia all.will have. to,
face revolutions in the nearrfulure ,
anyhow. . I
The Poles, Czechs andothefl
southern Slavs of these countries, "
have been wrought up to a-high
pitch of patriotism and race- en- -thusiasm
by the success of their .
brother's, the Balkan allies.
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