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The Turkish manifesto addressed on the 1st of October to the four Great Powers as a justification of the Sultans declaration of war against the Czar is, in every respect, superior to the huge mass of State papers which Europe has been inundated. The Turkish ultimatum was intimated to Prince Gortschakoff on the 9th inst. Accordingly, the term for evacuating the Principalities expires on the 25th inst. The threat, however, of commencing hostilities cannot be understood in a literal sense, as Omer Pasha is certain not to abandon his strong positions, with a view to attacking the Russians. In The Morning Herald of yesterday one can find confirmed observations on the westward movement of the Russian Army, and the secret understanding with Austria which this movement indicates. M. de Bruck, the Austrian Internuncio, is said to have interrogated the Porte whether it intended to appeal to the political refugees in order to form a foreign legion.