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GREECE, SERVIA AND ROUMANIA
TO CRUSH BULGARIA
London, July 18. Greece, Servia
and Roumania intend to crush Bul
garia out of existence.
Dispatches from Salonika record
how ambassadors of the armies of
Greece, Servia and Roumania met
onthe fighting line and agreed not
to make peace until all three armies
were in Sofia, the Bulgar capital.
The three armies of the allies and
the shattered army of Turkey are
now closing in on the Bulgars from
all sides save the east.
Tsar Ferdinand has appealed in
vain for peace. The powers have pro
tested against the continuance of the
war against Bulgaria and no atten
tion is being paid to their protest.
Bulgaria's only hope lies in Rus
sia, which is watching with a jealous
eye the crushing of a nation 'Which
practically acts as a bulwark to itself.
The Turkish troops are forging
their way northward rapidly. It
seems certain now that they intend
to cross the Enos-Media line and try
to re-take Andrianople.
The Porte declares that the Bul
gars burned the homes of 950 Mus
sulmen before retreating from Haire
bolu, and that many non-combatants
were burned to death.
Sofia, Bulgaria, July 18. All is
The Roumanian troops are within
30 miles of the city.
The people are beginning to under
stand how their soldiers have been
M. Malinoff, who was made pre
mier when Dr. Daneff resigned in de
spair, himself resigned last night.
Today, M. Radestavoff, the Liberal
leader, was made premier, and is
forming his cabinet.
There can be no real resistance if
the Roumanian troops push on to this
Almost the.entire able-bodied male
population already is at the front
being crushed by Greece, Servia and
There are not enough guns to de
fend the fortifications; there is not
enough ammunition for what guns
King Charles, at the head of the
Roumanian army, may enter the city
Athens, July 18. The secretary of
the French legation left here today
with a Greek officer to inspect the
section that King Constantine
charges has been laid waste by the
Constantine's charges constantly
He tells stories of wives and daugh
ters being forcibly outraged before
their helpless husbands and parents,
and then burned to death.
He charges that' the Bulgar troops
cut off the noses and ears of the non
combatants. He says that they dis
embowelled or tore the eyes out of
He charges that 30,000 Mussulmen
were massacred at Doiran.
He charges that the village of
Provo was burned after its women
and little girls had been outraged
and burned to death while Bulgar
musicians played wild airs to accom
pany their screams.
He charges that Strumitza, Drama,
Seres, Dedeagath and Nevokop all
were laid waste and their inhabitants
He charges that these barbarities
were not committed by camp follow
ers, but by Bulgar soldiers at the
command of Bulgar officers.
He names CaptainDmitri Botsan
off Anguet as having directed the
massacre at Demir-Hassar, and offi
cers of the Twenty-first and Twent-ty-second
regiments at other points.
These alleged massacres occurred
in a country where the inhabitants
would have done by the" Bulgars as
Constantine says the Bulgars did by
them if they had had the chance.