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THREE TOWNS BATTERED
BV GERMAN CANNONADE
tMi ftoM rte cm Three christians were killed and
f nemfeirded Tuapse, an the Black their shops raided by Turks in Trc
ei; and destroyed the oil depots. bizond, a Black Sea port.
jjV.-KR-PgApELPHIA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1914,
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BWn artillery have set Are to the famoys
cathedral of St. Martin, tho noted lialles,
or, Ojoth Mall, and numerous houses, ac
carding to an official statement Issued
here this afternoon. It states that the
German arc directing their attacks
msraluil Tpres, against Bolssons and
i'iM the Argonne region three attacks
pfrriad by tho Oermans have been tenulged.
K$: tho statement adds.
, ins omciai communique was as follows:
Tho day or yesterday was marked
by violent cannonade. The enemy dl-
s rectett hl blows particularly upon
iprcs, where the cathedrut belfry,
' the Halles and numerous houses were
set on fire; upon Bolssons nnd upon
In the Artronne tho day was very
warm. The enemy made three sharp
attacks, which were repulsed.
In the Woevro region and In the
a Vosgcs the situation Is unchanged.
Si Heavy French artillery has been bom
.bardlng tho Qerman trenches north of
vJJplMons, and some of the Qerman works
-Jiave been destroyed. It Is likely that
pjn. French and the Algerian troops wilt
.make an effort to storm tho German
lines after the cannonade has been car
, J-ICd on to a sulllclent length to unnerve
i the Invaders.
FIItlNO OFF BELOlUAt
t The sound of firing off the Uclglan coast
was reported from Dunkirk. This was
- probably British and French warships
queuing mo uorman positions, but tho
roport states that the timbre of tho firing
was uuch as to Intimate that the artillery
f one side was being answered by that
of tho other.
Reports nro the Germans havo mounted
n. great number of heavy guns along tne
northern coast of Belgium belwoen Os
tend and thtj Dutch frontier, with their
muzzles pointing to nc. These cannon
navo been placed behind barricades, which
were erected under fire from the war
ships oft the coast The works were con
'structed with considerable loan of life.
The task of bringing the lieavy Krupp
guns to the coast has been carried on
under tremendous difficulties. Italn had
turned tho roads to deep quagmires and
a. cold wave had driven ilown from the
North Sen. The artillery horses gave
out and the traction engines wore so
heavy that they were continually stalled
In the mud. At some pdlnts for mils
after mile the artillery crawled forward,
working night nnd day, over corduroy
roads constructed Ahead of the guns.
KAI3BU AT BEtXHAN FltONT.
A small detachment of German officers,
who had been captured In the fighting
near the Belgian frontier, pushed through
Paris last night. The French troops Who
Were guarding the captives said that the
Germans had told them that the Kaiser
recently spent four days at rtoulers. Al
though he worn the Uniform of a second
lieutenant of cavalry to disguise him
self, his presence easily became known tc
tho troops. The Kaiser visited tne trench
es nnd Inspected the positions of artillery
behind the lines. He addressed a com
munication to the German onicers lighting
uimn the Ostcnd-Dlxmude-Ypres line. It
wns tho most supremo effort In this
"Your Kaiser and Fatherland demand
II," was tho concluding sentence dt the
An Unofficial telegram from FurncFS
gives the following details of the latest
German bombardment of Tpres!
In the dusk of Saturday a German
aviator mndo a daring flight over tho
outer lines of tho British forces before
Ypres, despite the terrific fire which was
directed against hi Taube machine. He
wan finally chased away by a British
aviator, whose machine carried a light
rapid firo gun.
GUNS CONCBNTIIATE ON YMtES.
"Tho British expected a cannonade to
follow nt onco, but the night passed
quietly until daybreak, when a violent
bombardment broke out all along tho
German lines. Shells began falling Into
Ypres from the southeast nnd the north
cast and It was evident at once that tho
Invaders had determined upon a vig
orous, concentrated cannonade.
"Very soon It was evident that the
German gunnors were feeling for a par
ticular mnrk. Shrapnel began railing In
the Rue Do Lille nnd tho Grand Place
with disconcerting regularity. Then It
was mndo plain that tho Germans, believ
ing that tho British commander nnd his
stun were occupying tho town hall, were
concentrating their rlro In that direction.
The German gunners nil through Sunday
kept dropping their shells among the
beautiful nnd historic buildings, and by
dusk tho town hall was a sinister monu
ment of ruin."
TURKS ROUT BRITISH
OUTPOST IN DRIVE
ON SUEZ REGIONS
Battle On in British Terri
tory East 'of El Kantara
With Ottoman Victory,
Says Constantinople De
nial by London.
CONSTAtoTINOPMS, Nov, .
According to an oDlclal announcement
made here, Turkish troops havo reached
the Suez Canal nnd fighting Is going on
between tho Ottoman and Biltlsh forces
between Katas3 nnd Teatebe., 30 kilometres
(18.(1 miles) enst ot tho cabal near Kan
tara. The statement continues!
"Two English oflleers and many sol
diers have been wounded. We captured
an English outpost catnel rider. Tho
Egyptlnu pollco surrendered."
Kantara Is the canal terminus of the
caravan route running westward from 121
Arlsh along tho Mediterranean const. El
Arlsh wns recently taken by tho Turks.
Kantara Is nbout 33 miles south of Port
WAR MOVES FIND KAISER
FACING CRISIS IN POLAND
Von Hindcnburg's Valor and Vigor Aim German Wedge
at Warsaw, But Endanger Flanks-Railway Control
Necessary for Triumphant Drive on Objective.
GERMAN ACTIVITY ON COAST
CAUSES ALARM IN ENGLAND
LONDON, Nov. M.
Extreme activity of the Germans, along
the Belgian coast, as well ns reports 'In
dicating that warships are about to
move from Kmden, was causing tho
greatest uneasiness here today.
Tho greatest mystery surrounded tho
movements along tho coast. Military ex
perts here express the belief that this
activity In Belgium may be a part of a
plan for tho establishment of .bases for
a daring raid upon London or the fore
runner of a movoment to cngago the
allied fleei off the coast and, under this
cover, endeavor to transport troops by
sea to the French coast.
The Germans havo brought forward
larga numbers of big guns, while dls-'
patches from Amsterdam have told of re
peated movements of cavalry to Poland.
The embargo placed yesterday and to
day by the Germans on all train service
In Holland Is believed to conceal a further
movement of mobile force from Flnnders,
where their places will be taken by artil
lery; The entire population of tho Belgian
coast towns of Zeebruggo and Knocke
havo been transferred to Bruges by the
Germans. The people were not permitted
to move Into Holland. Bruges Is now
said to he garrisoned largely by slightly
wounded soldiers, the otliera having been
moved townrd the front.
Reports have been received that six
submarines arc being put together on
the docks at Zeebruggo. The Inhabitants
of St. Nicholas, a city ot 40,000 between
Antwerp and Ghent, have been ordered
to leave Immediately. St. Nicholas Is an
important railroad Junction.
The people of the town were ordered to
move to Antwerp, where they were told
unoccupied houses originally abandoned
by Belgians who fled from the city would
bo turned over to them.
A dispatch to the Dally ' News from
Arthur Leach, dated "West Flanders,"
' "The casualties which three and a half
months of modern warfafe have pro
duced are sulllclent to stock the whole,
of Europe. I have authority for stating
that this war has already accounted for
something liked 5,000,000 of picked Euro
"This Is no fanciful figure. It .has
been worked out carefully."
A Paris dispatch says that, although no
official lists of losses have been pub
lished here, It Is known that since the
war began the French casualties have ex
ceeded 375,009 killed, wounded, captured
BRITISH WARSHIPS DRIVEN
AWAY FROM BELGIAN COAST
BERLIN. Nov. 23.
That English warships which recently
resumed their bombardment of the Ger
man positions along the Belgian coast
havo been driven off by the German artil
lery and that the Oermans are making
gains In the Argonno region of France,
capturing trenches there, are the chief
points brought out by an official state
ment issued at tho War Offlcp today. It
was as follows:
Headquarters reports that fighting
continues on the Nleuport-Ypres
front. A small British squadron,
which, approached the coast, was
driven oft by our artillery. Tho Brit
ish naval guns had no effect.'
We arc gaining ground In the Ar-
gonne forest, slowly but surely. We
are gradually taking trenches and
points of support and capturing pris
oners dally. A reconnoltering expe
dition against our position east of the
Mgtelle, was made ineffective by a
The situation In East Prussia is un
changed. The appearance of Russian
reinforcements In Poland from War
saw la postponing decision In the bat
tle )n the region of Czestochowa, To
the northeast of Cracow the Austro
Oerman offensive Is maintained.
Unofficial dispatches say that reinforce
ments of Infantry, cavalry and artillery
are passing through Belgium to strength
en the German army In West Flanders.
The Invaders have thrown up a strong lino
of trenchea, behind the front, all the way
from tho French border through Bruges
to the coast. Between Bruges and
Courtrol the Germans have massed a
large amount of heavy artillery.
The Germans believe that the fresb
troops which they' have on the wny to
the front will be sulllclent to break the
Allies' line, notwithstanding the fact that
many of the soldiers are recruits and
have never been under fire. It is re
ported from Bluls that thousands of
German reinforcements are in motion
across the Schledt on their way to re
inforce either the Dlxmude or the Ypres
front- The Germans have commandeered
an Immense amount of meat to feed
German soldiers are actively engaged
at Melrelbeke, near Ghent, building aero
plane hangars for the aviation camp.
Two hundred workmen from the Kiel
naval wharf have arrived at Zeebruggo
to put together the German submarine
parts transported thither from Germany.
From Brussels comes the report that
three Turkish princes have arrived theru
as the guests of General von der Goltz,
the German military governor. On Fri
day last a state dinner was given In their
honor. Later they were taken on an au
tomobile trip through the German lines.
LONDON, Nov. 23.
Tho nllegcd "omdat communications'
from Constantinople, received last night
by way of Berlin nnd Amsterdam, tell
ing of Turkish successes against the
British on tho bank of the Suez Canal
and against tho Russians In the vnlloy
of tho Shat'Cl-Arab River, aro fabrica
tions by tho Germans, according to noti
fication Irsued to newspapers nnd nows
nsroclatlons by tho Official Press Bureau.
One of them Is ns follows, purporting
to be an official communication from tho
War Offlco of the Porte:
"Turkish troops reached tho Suez Canal
nnd engnged tho British nt Kantara. Tho
British suffered sovoro lossca nnd fled."
Tho other nnnounccs that the Russians
were attacked In the valley of tho Shnt-ol-Arab
River nnd lost three guns to the
Turks. The Shnt-cl-Arab Is a tributary
of the Euphrates and the sccno of this
conflict would bo In tho Turkish vilayet
of Hrzerum, where tho Russluns havo
two columns ndvnnclng.
The official luinoiiticcmcnts from Berlin
"An official Constantinople telegram, re
ceived by way of Berlin, says that tlio
Turkish cruiser llnmldleh yesterday bom
barded nnd destroyed the Russian
petroleum depots and wireless station nt
Tuapse, near Novorossysk, on tho Black
"A heavy battle, lasting nine hours,
occurred on November IS nlong tho Shat-el-Arab
River (this river, empties Into
the Porslnn Gulf nnd forms part of tho
boundary between tho Persian and Turk
ish dominions) between British nnd Turk
ish troops. The British losses Included 7M)
killed and several thousand wounded.
Captured British soldiers declare that tho
wounded Included tne British commander.
"One shot from the Turkish gunboat
Mnrmarls hit a British gunboat and
caused nn explosion. Details aro not
"Tho Turkish troops have reached the
Suez Cunnl. In fighting near Kl Kantara
tho English suffered heavy losses and
Tho Athens correspondent of the Ex
chnnge Telegraph Company Bend the fol
"A British destroyed has captured a
Turkish snlllng vessel, on which wore two
German officers In disguise. They were
proceeding to Smyrna.
"An Anglo-French squadron fired on
some Turkish torpedo boats In tho Dar
danelles, but the latter disappeared."
A victory Is reported also for General
Llnian von Sanders, tho German com
mnndor of tho Turkish forces, near
Batum, Astatic Russia, In which tho
Turks sny they inflicted heavy losses on
By J. W. T, &ASON
NlSW YORK, Nov. 33.--Genernl von
lllndenburg has how reached tho inost
critl&al parj of his crltloal Journey to
Warsaw. At IxjwIcz and Sklefnlowlce
he has planted his nrmy, atraddtewlse, on
the two main northern nnd southern rail
way lines which at these points begin to
convergo on Warsaw. Tho straddle Is 35
miles longi tho nnste formed by tho two
railways runs 45 miles before It comes to
Its apex at Warsaw.
This angle must be held by th Germans
In order to command both of the railways,
Hitherto Von lllndenburg has been com
pelled to protect only ono rnllwny line
the northern. Now, however, ho must
make aura of tho southern ns well, or
risk serious danger of being outflanked.
This risk, even with tho railways In Ger
man possession. Is n coiiBtnnt one. Von
lllndenburg In fact Is now "living danger
ously" In utmost accord with Nietzsche's
urglngs. Beside tho railway nngle there
Is a river angle which the Germans nro
entering nllve with perilous possibilities.
This river angle Is formed by the Vistula,
After passing almost straight across
Poland, from the German boundary, tho
Vistula swings sharply to the south Just
oororo reacning Warsaw, and ronns a
right angle with Itself. Warsaw Is on the
north-south leg of tho nngle, about 10
miles from the angle point. On the enst
west leg timi the snme dlstniice from tho
angle point Is Novo Gcorglevsk, a first
class fortress uf great strength.
Into this maw between tho fortifica
tions of Warsaw and Novo Georglevsk.
Von lllndenburg must now venture. If
ho Is outflanked or Is cnught In tho rear
he will bo driven between the fortresses
and ag-tinst tho Vistula with a catas
trophe Inevitable. In favor, however, of
tho risks Von lllndenburg Is running. Is
the fact that none of the Slav com
manders has shown a capacity for direct
ing a coup ot this nature. Nevertheless
the fact remains that nt no time during
the wnr has there been uo splendid an
opportunity for a devastating stroke ns
Von lllndenburg is now offering tho Russians.
On the other hand, no such daring has
been shown by any one In tho east or
west comparable to von Hlndenburg's
present drive. The risks aro such that
probably nobody but von Hlpdenburg
would accept tils own army Is certainly
outnumbered two to one, If not more,
While the Russian roads are In poor con
dition, making German advantage through
natural mobility exceedingly difficult to
develop. Von lllndenburg, however, Is
of tho type which revels In such handi
caps. Ills open criticisms of the Kaiser's
strategy nt army maneuvers during ponce
were what caused him to bo on tho re
tired list when the War broko out. But
he nnd the Kaiser mndo up tholr dlf
ferences In tho face of tho national crisis,
and von lllndenburg. started ahead to
win the title of prince, which will be
conferred oh him If he prerorves Eastern
Germany from a Russian Invasion.
GERMANS AP SEIZE
EAST PRUSSIAN PORT
Gumbinncn Falls After Hot
Fight for Five Days and
Czar's Forces Move on to
By C. F. BEltTELI,I
PARIS, Nov. 23.-Intormatlon has
reached mo from n trustworthy sourco
that tho Germans ar holding upper Al
sace with nn Inconsldorable number uf
landsturm troops, nnd If It wns a part
of French strategy to advance upon
Slrassburg from the Bouth at tho present
time the task would not bo difficult.
Using Mulhauscn ns a base, tho Ger
mans are concentrating their efforts Upon
holding Cernny nnd Altklrch. They also
aro Improving their strategic raltwnys,
building n new line from Saint Louis to
Wnldlghofcn, which will bo completed
General von Mnlil, who commands tho
Mulhnuscn, nnd General von Budlingcn,
the Saint Louis landsturmcrs, nro not
supported by cavalry. Scouting Is donu
entirely by cyclists.
Tho nrtlllery In also Insignificant, ex
cept at Camay, where there are a num
ber ot heavy batteries. Slrassburg Itself
Is denuded of first-class troops; cVcn n
port of tho artillery has been sent north,
though work on tho defenses Is proceed
ing fovorlshly. notably tho building of
heavy gun emplacements, and prepara
tions nro belnn made for flooding the dls
tlict south of tho city.
BY GERMAN CRAFT,
IS BERLIN REPORT
British Dreadnought Wreck
ed Off Ireland by Subma
rine in Daring Raid
British Naval Base.
SHOOTING OF L0DY, SPY,
NOW CALLED MURDER
SliUUry jdaw Was Not In Force,
1JONDON. Nov. a In connection with
the approaching trial by court-martial of
an alleged German spy known as "Iforst
von ler Goltz." an Interesting legal point
has been raised over the shooting of the
German spy. Karl Ilaus Lody, which, it
appears, was overlooked at tha conclu
sion of the trial. Jt now appears that,
although tha man was duly convicted by
eeuxt-martiaL military Uw U not In
"TOrsi fu this country at the present time
rHt waa not when Lody was executed.
, According to. tha civil code, the Jaw
of course an obsolete one does net ex
tend to the death penalty for foreign
spies tried In war time and It Is con
tended by high legal authority that the
man Lody has been murdered. Six of
tha aoUUersi who shot Lody had their
rlflea charged with blank cartridges. Tha
trrs are unaware as to whtoh of tha
Mw nred tha fatal shot. It Is bUvtd
' ttiat the etsly way to aettl tha difficulty
U t pass a bill freeing the nun from
ftclal statement Issued here today by the
Union War Office.
Only six followers of the rebel Boer
general now compose his command. His
pursuit wilt be continued to prevent fur
ther efforts to recruit.
SWOBD FOB BEt-aiAN KINO
PARIS, Nov. 23, A committee is re
ceiving subscriptions of 10 centimes (2
cents) each for the purchase of a aword,
which will be presented to King Albert
of Belgium by the Parisians In honCr of
his bravery In the campaign with the
Allies in Flanders.
TURKISH CRUISER ROUTED
BY RUSSIAN FORT'S FIRE
35 Soldiers Killed at Tuapse Cam
paign in Caucasus.
PETROGHAD. Nov. C3.
The bombardment of the Russian port
of Tuapse, on the Black Sea, by the
Turkish cruiser tlamadleh (Hamdljo) re
sulted In the death of 35 soldiers and ono
civilian. The Hamldleh was driven away
by tho guns of the Russian fort. The
damage to property was slight.
The following communication from the
General Staff of the Russian army In tho
Caucasus was Issued:
"On the morning of- November 20 the
Turkish cruiser Hamldleh, followed by
a flotilla of torpedoboats, appeared off
Tuapso and opened lire, hurling 125 pro
Jectllea Into the neighborhood. The Rus
sian artillery immediately replied with a
"In the direction of Erzerum one of
our columns has made important prog
ress nbove Juzverau, Our advance posts
continue to tread the heels of the Turks.
Other detachments are Inactive,"
Dispatches received In Petrograd from
TlfllB, Transcaucasia, explain that the
halt In the Russian advance tqward Ko
prikol was due to tho discovery that an
entire Turkish army was massed at Erze
rum. The Russians are contenting them
selves, it Is said, with holding their
positions while awaiting reinforcements.
It was officially announced today that
the Russian littoral of the Black Sea has
been mined fn many places for a dis
tance of CO miles out from the coast.
FUND FOR WAR VICTIMS
AMSTERDAM. Nov. :j.-Advteea from
Dresden say that this week tho Saxon
Government will Introduce a bill Issuing
an extraordinary state loan of :00,000,OM
marks to relieve the general misery and
suffering among the people of Saxony as
a result of the war.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.
From Berlin comes a report today, a
full week after It won learned hero from
British mall advices that tho British
dreadnought Audacious had been sunk
off tho Irish coast, that tho Audacious
woa sunk by a German submarine and
not by a mine. . .
Tho reports received hero by mall from
the north " of Ireland Btatcd tho Au
dacious, , 'after being so badly damaged
she could not bo saved, wns sunk by tho
British to prevent her becoming a men
ace to navigation.
Tho Berlin report declares that tho
Audacious wns torpedoed twice, tho sec
ond torpedo causing her magazines to
explode. Tho German submarlito do
claied. .to have hit tho Auduclous Is said
to havo been ono ot tho .typo which Is
about 'lTO feet long and with a surface
displacement of from COO to 700 tons. It
Is said tho submarine is capablo of a
Reports from Berlin have declared that
the British ships of tho first class are
being kept out of the North Sea becauao
they feared oubmarlno raids. Tho pres
ent report declares tliat through their
system of espionage the Germans learned
f..: ..i.v,in tiaeo had been cstab-
llshed at Lough Swllly. on tho northwest
coast of Ireland.
A submarine flotilla was sent out from
Wilhclmehaven, and after skirting the
coast of Scotland, worked around to a
position off Lough Swllly. It Is alleged.
One of the submarines is declared to
have sighted tho Audacious at n time
when the rough sea made it feasible to
approach close to the dreadnought.
Tho submarine Is then reported to have
dived and llrcd a torpedo. At least two
torpedoes are said to have been dls
churucdt The Olympic, ten mllea away, got the
dreadnought's wireless call for help and
tried to get hep Into Lough Swllly, but
was unable to da so, although her crew
NEW YORK, Nov. H-Lord- nichard
I'lanlugenet Nevlll, controller to the Duke
of Connaught, Governor General of Can
ada. Is quoted here today aa asserting,
he had heard on the highest authority
that the British Biiper-dreadnought Au
dacious wss not sunk by a German sub-
.marine, but by a mine. e arnvea nere
last week and was posittvo as to the
cause of the disaster.
It was probable, he said, that the White
"Star liner Olympic might have struck the
same mine If the Audacious had not
been ahead of her. There were no lives
lost, and the disaster was not made pub
Jlo by the British Admiralty probably for
strategic reasons, he explained.
JAPAN TO SEND 500,000
MEN WEST IF NEEDED
Ready to Aid Allies in European
LONDON, Nov. 23. - Arthur DIosy,
founder of tho Japan Society und nil au
thority on Anglo-Jnpancso niTnlrs, says In
a statement that Japan Is ready to fur
nish a largo army If It Is found necessary
to Increase the allied forcca In Europe.
"Tho Japanese nrmy Is In a complete
stato of readiness," said Mr. DIosy. "nnd
It It Is necessary to Increase the allied
forces In Europo tho Jnpancso nro will
ing and ready to supply Immediately a
lnrg admirably equipped and highly
trained army. Tho Trnns-Slbcrinn Rail
way und an ample supply of Japanese
steamships make tho transportation of
half a. million mon In two months easy."
SUEZ RISKS GO SOARING
Turk Menace to Canal Regarded ns
LONDON, Nov." 23.-Followlng reports
of the Turkish -movement toward Egypt
many policies havo been taken" out In
Lloyds to Insuro that the Suez Canal will
be kept open.
The premium of CO guineas per cent
has been freely paid underwriters on
policies for loss Inflicted by CO consecu
tive days closing of tho canal. This high
rato Indicates that tho risk Is regarded
as really serious.
Australia May Buy Wheat Crop
MELBOURNE, Nov. 23.-Tho Prime
Minister of New Soutli Wales purposes
to Introduce a bill giving tho Government
full power to purchase tho next wheat
crop of tho country at llvo shillings a
bushel. Jlo estimates tho deficiency In
this season's croi at 1,000,000 bags.
I0ER REBELS AGAIN CRUSHED
ihtioK War Offiae Reports oa Six
lAtt ia Comma ad.
fSlTTOWA, Nov. 3t?fe4 refeeiUaa uii
4t tik Wfdffahlp ot Gcs.t CferlslUs
MAYOR OF YPRES SHOT AS SPY
LONDON. Nov. a-A Dally Newa cor
respondent In northern France says the
Mayor or ipres was snot py the Allies
aa a spy.
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PBTnOGHAD, NoV. S3.
Wlillc nusslan and German armies are
locked In a sanguinary conflict along tho
cntlro front In l'oland, the Csar's troops
aro continuing their strong offensive In
East Prussia. l
Tho Army Messenger today announced
tha capturo of Gumblnnen after a hot
fight in which Cossacks rode down tho
German gunners and captured tho bat
teries which were Inflicting heavy losses
on tho nusslan troops.
Tho stubborn nature of the German de
fensive In Kast Prussia Is shown by tho
fnct that It took tho Itusslnn troops 11
days to cover the 15 miles between
Gumbinncn and Stallupoencn. Tho cap
ture ot Gumblnnen rcaulred fivo mora
jdnys, In which desperato fighting took
The Army Measenger gives this de
scription of the capturo of Gumbinncn,
which Is 63 miles cast, southeast of
"The Germans had strongly Intrenched
themselves nt Gumbinncn nflcr obsti
nately restricting our ndvnnce to that
point. Their batteries Inflicted heavy
losses upon our troops nn they advanced.
On throe successive days our soldiers
made direct nssaults upon the enemy's
positions, only to bo driven back. Tho
fourth day was devoted to n heavy bom
bardment from our artillery, heavy
gdns having been brought up.
"On tho nfth day, after our artillery
had driven tho Germans from their flro
lino of trenches, tho Cossacks nlade a
daring charge and rode down the cn
my's gunners. Tho German batteries on
tho east and south sldo of Giimblnucn
woro nil captured and then wo occupied
tho town Itself, tho enemy retiring to
ward Intscrhurg. Our troops nro in
The capture of Gumbinncn Is Important
becauao It opens the wny for the ad
vance on Instcrburg, which Is tho chief
railroad centre of East Prussia. l''rom
Instcrburg three roads run north, threo
south, one oast nnd ono west. The west
ern lino runs direct to Koenlgsbcrg nnd
that fortress Is probably the objcctlvo of
tho Russian troops In this region.
GERMAN WARSHIPS READY
FOR NORTH SEA ACTION
London Hears of Naval Preparations
LONDON, Nov. 23.
"Messages from North Holland state
thai unusual activity prevails at Kmden,"
says a dispatch from tho Kxchangc TpIo
graph Company's correspondent at The
Hague. The telegram continues:
"Fishermen who dully crulso near the
German waters say that tho German fleet
Is preparing for action in tho North Sea.
Prlnco Henry of Prussln was at Kmden
recently for nn Inspection ot tho torpedo,
nnd BUbmarlno craft."
RUSH UPON KITCHEN
LED TO KILLING OF
Revolt of British Detention
Camp Caused by Outburst
Against Food Five Were
DOUGt-AS,' Isle of Man, Nor. H.-
Nearly 000 Austrian ana ....-.
civilians aro. Interned here, iney .
.-.J,.t ,v 3M metl. The greaicm
quietude has prevailed among tho pris
oners, who belong to various
grades. . , .
Since the arrival of the latest batchca
disaffection and Insubordination began to
make their appearance. Complaints were
mndo by tho sentries that they were In
suited by the prisoners. The first dls
order occurred on Wednesday last at
dinner, when a number of tho men 'in a
contemptuous and violent manner ex
pressed their discontent with the food.
The authorities maintain that the ration!
aro of sufficient quantity and good qual-
On Thursday afternoon the second, dis
tuibanco occurred, which resulted In the
death of flvo prisoners and tha wounding
of others, who are now lying in a more
or less Bcrlous condition at the Douglas
Hospital. At the Inquest evldenco of
Identification was given and tho Inquiry
ndjourned for a weeK.
It nppeam that nftcr dinner violent
scenes occurred. Plates, knives and
forks woro thrown about and chairs
smashed. A party of tho Prisoners made
a determined dash from tho dining hall
toward tho kitchens. Passage was barred
by a fow soldiers, who first threatened
and then fired In the air. .,.,,
This did not deter tho moro determined
of the prisoners, wild stealthily approach
ed tho guards, whereupon tho latter be
gan shooting In earnest. Most of the
prisoners held up their hands In token
of submission or sought to escape from
CHOLERA INVADES GERMANY
PAltIS, Nov. 23. Several cases ofichol
cr.i nro reported In Prussia and Upper
Silesia, according to u Havns Agency dis
patch from Basel, Switzerland. Two
deaths from tho disease havo occurred In
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