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GREEK CRUISER OPENS FIRE.

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GREEK CRUISER OPENS FIRE. "URKISH TRANSPORT COM- PELLED TO RETIRE. "JSEER RESERVES CALLED OUT, A Central Nows telegram from A on Sunday, ten a. m., says:—The situation in de- veloping with startling rapidity. The Greek sruiser Maulis, having met with the Turkish tTraje Spow Taad, carrying arms and munitions to the besieged Governor of Canea, ordered hdr to stop. The captain of the vessel did not pay any attention, but continued to advance, whereupon the Maulia fired two cannon shots across her bows. The fire was not returned, but the transport stopped and put back. 10.15. a. in.—The Reserves of 1893 and 1894 have been called out and ordered to join the colours within 48 hours. 10.30 a.m.—The Minister for Foreign Affairs, M. Skonzes, has informed the representatives of the Powers that Greece will assume entire responsibility for any action she may take. 10.40 a.m.—The Beys of Canea, seing that the siege operations are closing in on the town, whose fate is becoming extremely doubtful, have requested the commanders of the foreign war Teasels to disembark forces and occupy the place. The commanders have applied to their respective Governments for orders. Prince George arrived yesterday at Canea and received a visit from the coanana«nidere of the foreign vessels in the harbour. His Royal Highness subsequently left for Milo. 11.0 a.m—The Christians besieging Canea are now directing a heavy artillery fir9 on the fort. The enthusiasm and emotion among the insurgents in the island are indescribable, but the Moslems are very much discouraged at the turn affaire are taking. 11.15.—Yesterday at mid-day Atnens pre- sented a picture of extraordinary animation, owing to the embarkation of troops at the Piraeus. This force was composed of one regi- ment of infantry, one battery of artillery, and one company of engineers, and went on bo-rd specially chartered steamers at the Piraus. Previously at the barracks the Crown Prince, surrounded by his entire staff of officers, reviewed the troops, who cheered him to the echo. His Royal Highness made a short speech to the troops, saying:—"Officers and soldiers, —There where you are voing, do not forget. you are Greek soldiers. The fatherland counts on its Army, and long live the King, long live the Army." Both the Queen and the Crown Princess were present at the march past, and were frantically acclaimed by the thousands of spectators. The same scene was repeated when the troops embarked, the publio enthu- siasm being1 at fever heat, there being a road of incessant cheering for Crete and the insur- gents. Special comment is directed towards the representations which the Ministers of the Powers made to the Government after the departure of the troops. The German Minister employed language of especial severity, whereas the Austrian and French Ministers used terms of a much more friendlv character. Later.—The Greek Government has taken a very important step. It is now definitely stated that the troops which left the Piraeus yesterday were despatched to Crete, and are expected to reach Caaiea to-day. The arrival of the transports at Milo has already been reported. They continued their voyage imme- diately. It is understood that the troops are sent with orders to protect the Christian families, which are now exposed to great dancer, and to re-ostabliili peace and order, or, in ether words, practically to occupy the island. Thf greatest excitement prevails here. The entire press publishes articles hailing' the departure .*»f the troops with enthusiasm. There is much activity at the Palace, and the Ktrig is per- sonally directing the affairs connected with the present crisis. A Reuter's telegram from Constantinople on Sunday saye —It is now ascertained that the Turkish vessel which was fired upon by the Greek warship yesterday was conveying soldiers from Candia to Crete. A Reuter's telegram from Paris on Sunday ■ays:—A telegram from Athens states that a6 the transports on which Greek troops embarked were weighing anchor they were greeted with oheers by the sailors of the British ironclad Nile and the Italian cruiser Stromboli. A Renter's telegram from Canea on Sunday (5.15 p.m.) says:—Bevovitch Ba&ha, the Governor-general, has embarked on one of the foreign warships with a number of newly- enrolled Montenegrin gendarmes.

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