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PROCRASTINATION
Is the thief of furniture, hard cash, silver
ware, grafonolas, books and a "house and
lot. Get in The Call's Booklovers' Con
test without further delay!
VOLUME CX.—NO.^I6MI :
REBELS FALL BACK FROM NANKING LEAVING 1,000 DEAD
Manchu Dynasty in Last Desperate Stand Holds but Two Strategic Points
ROLPH BEGINS HIS TASK
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PLANS LAID TO BUILD UP CITY
SUPERVISORS TO
ORGANIZE PRIOR
TO NEW REGIME
Preliminaries for Erection of
City Hall Will Start Before
Month Ends
All Branches of Administration
to Be Set at Work; Mayor
Elect Means Business
GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
1-yyHEN James Rolph Jr. takes
\/\f the insignia of the mayor's
f V authority from the hand of
.7* P. H. McCarthy on January "•*
he will take it as the head of an admin
istration ready to make an actual be
ginning upon the stupendous tasks
before it.
When Rolph goes into office the legis
lative department of his administration
will be ready to turn its attention im
mediately to the prompt solution of the
problems involved in the city hall,
water, fire protection and public works
questions.
• With the advent of his administration
Rolph purposes to be able to give actual
impetus* 16 the movements that will
make San Francisco's government the
leader in the restoration of confidence
and the resumption of business in San '
Francisco. * * y*
.Start Work at Once
I am not authorized to quote Mayor
elect Rolph, nor to speak for him, but
it may be accepted as certain that every
"bit of preliminary work that can be
s ,accomplished before January 8 will be
done; that the new board of supervisors
Will be fully organized before it goes
into office, and that some of its com
mittees will be at work long before]
they have anything like legal or official
entitles.
The preliminary work of looking to
the erection of a new city hall will be
Under way before the end of this month.
Plans for the prompt completion of the
auxiliary fire protection system, the
extension of water service and the
physical rehabilitation of San Francisco
will be advanced beyond the prelim
inary stages before the end of the year.
Plans for City Hall
Rolph intends to turn on the lights in
the new city hall when the exposition
lights are turned on. He, in common
» with all the people of San Francisco,
has had an excellent opportunity during
five and a half years to appreciate how
little a lot of talk will accomplish in
the matter of putting bricks, Iron and
litone together in the shape of a munici-
V* ' '
pal building.
Possessed of an unusually good mem
ory, Rolph has rather vivid recollections
of the oratorical promises spilled pro
miscuously from the „ platform and
through the press two years ago. He is
laboring under no, misapprehensions
about what the people expect from him.
He knows it us up" to him to make good,
and he is at the job now. ' •'
Conference Planned
The foregoing Is not to be taken as
meaning that when Rolph goes into
office in January he will announce the
personnel of new commissions, in that
connection, however, it may be taken to
mean that he will havp his men chosen
and will have settled.upon the method
and time for their, induction into.'the
public service.
Some day next week - Rolph will ' sit
down with the supervisors elect.' He
will not attempt, to sit down as a boss
or a dictator, but as one of a party of
public servants upon which has ' been
laid a tremendous 7 joint responsibility.
Unlike most of his predecessors! Rolph
Is keenly alive to the fact that the char
ter authorizes the supervisors to per
fect their own organization. 7 Rolph will
-jfot attempt to minimize or change' that
authority.
He is tremendously pleased with the I
personnel of the new board. He believes |
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THE San Francisco CALL
Summary of Plans
Of the City's New
Mayor and Board
The new board of supervisors
* will be. organized and its com
mittees put to work before
the change of administrations.
The new public buildings' com
mittee or the man; who will
.7lie the head of that committee
.will" take up the preliminary
plans for ; a new city, hall be
fore 'the end of this month.
Police, fire and finance commit
tees* of the new board* are ex
pected to have plans for af
firmative "action when they
are sworn into office:
Preliminary conference of
mayor elect and supervisors
• elect will be held next '.week.
PRINCE APPLAUDS
MINISTER'S CRITICS
Yon Bethmann-Holweg * Defends
Morocco* Congo Pact in
Reichstag
BERLIN', Nov. v 9. —Chancellor yon
Bethmann-Holweg appeared before a
hostile house today to ' defend the
Morocco-Congo agreement and exhaust
ed his skill in , explaining the advanr
ta'ges^ of a friendly settlement 7 wlfh
France, seeking to > show, the future
value of the colonial acquisitions and
to disprove the reports that.* Germany i
had backed down before' British (
menace. ■x- ;" "■'" : .■;*-'7 - 7 -'.A~xA\
The attention of the spectators In ]
, the galleries and the members of the
; rc-iehstag, during and after 7 thai
i speeches made by Baron Yon Hertling, '
I clerical, -and Hcrr Yon Heydebrand, i
! conservative, was attracted by the.at- {
I tltude of Crown Prince Frederick Wil-'
liam. * The crown prince openly ap-'
I plauded the phrase "our peaceful pro- |
! fessions are regarded abroad as a sign ,
I of weakness" and nodded-approval at
| other criticisms of Herr Yon Beth
! mann-Hoiweg's policy. 7
Reports .current X: that the crown
I prince had communicated with one or
two of 'his.brothers -with . a view to
i making representations, to his father
! disapproving the chancellor's policy re
-1 garding Morocco evoked the following
statement this evening: Tap^pS^^^-S^^Ei
"The/report that ; the crown prince
is planning joint faction with -his
brothers against the chancellor is in
correct."-* -77 ■>'-'_-- .■■•■-■■■-' 7 '"- 'y
It was signed by, the's wown prince.
Herr , Yon Bethmann-Holweg and his ;
wife were guests 'of the imperial fam
ily at dinner tonight. This 7 recep
tion is regarded as a" demonstration of ;
Emperor William's unlimited confi-1
dence In his chancellor. A !
Relief -.-to* Europe Ax 7,J
* LONDON,. Nov. 9.A new*, lord mayor
of London. Sir Thomas Boor* Crosby,
M. D.. was inducted into office today,
and at the lord- mayor's banquet to
night Premier Asquith made, his fourth
successive speech in honor of such an
occasion. .*t 7y „.'" * ,'.:77- 777 '7 I 77 ■
The prime minister gave a clear ex
position of Great'-Britain's foreign pol
icy and 'in discussing} the Moroccan
agreement said: * 7 '. .« *. •' 7
"The settlement of the questions.in
volved is a relief to Europe, for it re
moves ".the "greatest obstacle^. to the
smooth working of European diplo
macy. Our own 7gratification at the
results Is none the- less profound and
sincere because we have been suspected
in Irresponsible quarters 7ofy looking
coldly upon the negotiations and even
of a disposition, to hamper their suc
cess. Nothing can be farther from the
truth." • . ■ ".'';.-
Referring to China, Asquith said that
the British government had no. disposi
tion to interfere in the internal affairs
of.that country. The government would
restrict its course to protect the lives
and propertyr of its'subjects.: "*
He emphasized Great ,:Britain's neu
trality In the Turco-Itallan/ war, padd
ing that the : government.desired to X co
operate with the other powers: on the
question of mediation, which was: very
different from intervention, but "it was
useless to make* proposals which were
known to be unacceptable .to either
belligerent power,; " ' .... y y -
MAN SCARED DUMB
BY "COP'S" GREETING
Chicagoan ; Had to Get" Doctor/to
Find Lost Voice
CHICAGO, Nov. 9.*—When James Ryan
was accosted* suddenly last night by a
uniformed- policeman-he was so fright
ened yhe lost .his voice. Ryan was
locked up and for hours the police
tried in . vain to get him to speak. * Ry
an's voice returned under c treatment.'
Physicians said he suffered from apha
sia brought on by fright. Ryan said he
could hear the police asking him ques
tions, but could not answer. /
"GOLDEN RULE" CHIEF '__Jg
ORDERED ON DUTY
Doctor r Certifies Kohler's 7 Phy-
Aa ciai Condition. Is "Good f.^ 7:
7CLEVELAND. 0., Nov. 9—On a phy
sician's certificate that "Golden Rule"
Chief of . Police Kohler Is in good physi
cal condition, Director of Public "safety
Hogan7today: ordered the chief to re
turn to active duty. .
SAX FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1911.
TWO MEN ARE
MISSING AFTER
GAS EXPLOSION
Others Are Seriously Burned by
"Fire Which Swept Hunters
? Point Drydock *
Huge Basin Flooded to Extin
guish Flames and Workers :
May Have Drowned
Oil Allowed to Accumulate in
Exhaust Tunnel, Believed }
Cause of Blast
AS the :result of. a gas explosion
in the exhaust -tunnel ; of the
Hunter's Point dry dock, where
oil had been ■: allowed to ac
cumulate until it blew up*'spontane
ously last -night,'', two men are in the
Union Iron* Works* hospital .in critical
condition and two others are missing
and probably dead. The whole estab
lishment was badly shaken by , the
shock, "and until- the. water is pumped
out of the old dock, where the explo
sion and fire took place, it will be im
possible to estimate the damage done.
Just,'after the; men. who were work-!
ing on the British oil tanker Mina Brea
had quit work at I o'clock and * ; the
superintendent with a few men were
still on the promises, the iron grating
In ,the dock, which covers the end of
the tunnel; and weighs half a ton, was
hurled; 40 feet in the - air and,'landed]
on the pier. - A sheet of flame spread
over "the. e*ntire' f dock' driven with a:
force like , that of a blast lamp. All,
of the timber - in ; the dry: dock, keel
blocks, braces and X painters' , floats
caught fire and, being more or less
oil soaked, began to blaze -*• furiously.';
The few.men who saw 'the. explosion ',
and came out uninjured 7were* unable?
to give any* Recount of it, and it was;
not until later that" the source was lo
cated. * • .«.«.-■ --•;_ •
Basin Is Flooded
'7*.To X, extinguish": the 'flames which
threatened* all the* small buildings
adjacent.;to the dock the gates were
opened and the big basin was. half
filled with -water. .Then the oil, which
seemed omnipresent, spread * over the
water's surface and burned as,furiously,
,as ever. The. immediate danger was
from an explosion of . the Mina Brea,
Captain .'John * * Thomas. • which . had
carried . a full ; cargo of benzine and
was naturally, full of gas. But the
flames swept all around it as it stood
in' the midst of „ the blaze, with the
crew on board, and suffered no apparent
damage.* The * municipal fireboat an
swered a call which was put in when
the . fire ; • seemed,. beyond control * and
played a stream upon the, burning oil.>y
• Wreckage of all sorts thrown out ; by
the"' explosion X was strewn over 7 the
dock, and every window in .the engine
house -and power house was broken. 1.
Men Are Missing -
A After the first; excitement had passed
and ' the injured men - had been; hurried
to; the .hospital -r it - was discovered -that
two men Were missing. The survivors
could not - remember : where -they} were
seen last,, but believed that they were
at the bottom' of the dry} dock -when
the t explosion- came, so *. if they, were
not killed 7by * the A flamesy they were
probably drowned .when.: the dock was
flooded. .. . , 7 .7v.-,
-;, John 'Hubacher,. veteran engineer and
superintendent of; the dock, was; stand
ing near • the dock j when the * flames
swept over him and burned him severe
ly about the head 'and neck. -With him
was: Manuel Tavarez of Eighth, avenue.
South, and C street, a dockhand/who
was similarly Injured^. 7The 7 missing
men are William " Keegan of 220; Fifth
avenue, South,; and John Van Auken of
Eighth7*a\ienue,7* South,y and -D^ street.
Both were firemen and. according to
the recollection of C. M. Kottlnger, also
a* fireman, who saw the 'explosion, they
were seen last at,|the bottom of the
dock about 4:30 o'clock.. 7 V . ,_"*, ' ;.-..
'' ■President ;J7 A. McGregori^ofg the
Union i Iron f works, who arrived on the
scene:: about 8 , o'clock , last night,7 was
reticent regarding the• cause"-ofjthe'ex-'
plosion, but the workmen on the : docks
attributed •• it to - the 1 oil -which * was al
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-lowed to accumulate in the* tunnel
which' connects * the dock with the out
let in* the bay, , and ' were of th* opinion
that the gas from this oil : caused a
spontaneous explosion. The manholes
from this tunnel in the power house
were blown, off. -y '„*-:
7 Launcelot Wright,-mate of the Mina
Brea, was on the main deck, about
amidships, when the shock came, and
said that he was certain that It came
from the interior of the oil tanker, until
he ran below and assured himself that
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there had been no explosion there. The
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ship ft* owned by the London and Pa
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cific Petroleum company and, while no
damage is apparent now, it will be
necessary to pump out the dock before
the condition of the hull.can.be ascer
tained. • y
"7 ,: -*; "•-/.- SCENES IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ZONE IN CHINA. \
The American consulate at Tsientsin is shown at the top, and at the right center is a view of the railway station
in the 1 same city, which may be taken by the rebels at any moment. At the left center is the United States cruiser
Albany, which arrived -at <x Tsientsin yesterday. The lower picture is a view of the palace in the "Forbidden (or
inner)' City" of Peking, where emperor and royal family are in retreat. .y IA A
MRS. CRAIG BIDDLE
SMOKES IN PUBLIC
Philadelphia Society;-7 Leader
; Puffs "Cigawette" in Belie*
vue=Stratford Restaurant
[Special to The Call] _■ *i t;
' * PHILADELPHIA*' Nov. 9.—Mrs. Craig
Blddle this "afternoon 'made .local so
ciety sit up and take notice when she
attempted, to •.introduce public .smoking;
in -: the ; restauranty of .'• the/. Bellevue-
Stratford J hotel. 7 Mrs.7 Blddle -decided
that if "she - was ': going '; to / smoke she
would 'en joy,; her cigarette *at < the" same
table 'it 5 which she took her luncheon.
so she calmly took '. a dainty cigarette
case. from Iter 7bag, ■ selected» a \ scented
cigarette, .lighted' \it and puffed ;- a way'
while 7 she v discussed7 affairs y of .?state!
with Biddle,r"who ; sat opposite her.-'
ALLEGED RUSSIAN ; -v; ;
;■ -: -a * ANARCHIST JAILED
Teofil Klempke Held at San
I * Luis Obispo as 7Terrorist; r'\
v SAN LUIS OBISPO. Nov. 9.-—Teom
Klempke^'allegedj.to.be an'exiled Rus
sian 1 ' terrorist, was arrested here today
by Sheriff '>»Charles A. Younglove upon
ay description supplied j? by «the y United
States f secret service. .-•■■■: *,
It is,asserted that Klempke .was ban
ished from Russia because of his sup
posed". connection with one of the anar
chist organizations which has been
directing operations against govern
ment'; officials.; He is listed by the secret
service as . an ■;. "undesirable., alien."
Should his identity be" established he
may be deported. * ->. -• „- ■•:--..■-■■.■* ..- »
!' It is declared by local authorities that
previous to • his arrest Klempke had
boasted of his connection with .Russian
terrorists. ;. ' 7 . ' -j, , 7.»
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MAETERLINCK GIVEN
; 1911 NOBEL PRIZE
* ■;_ ■ - • • *. - * -
Noted (Belgian Author Wins
,< ■ - .-y .r ■■:•'-.'*,..■-■'■'•'-:• »-Vy 'i'**-V***>^-***rt*eirt
» Award for Literature
. .. ......•«>—.-
STOCKHOLM, Nov. The* Swedish
y^.-,...,. H ...,.., . . ...*., ■- ■ ■ ',: ■■ -••-','- -«■
academy has awarded the Nobel prize
for literature for 1911 to the Belgian
authors-Maurice Maeterlinck.
THOUSANDS HIDDEN
BY WOMAN FOUND
I Cobwebbed Corners in House
I Where She Died m&f^k
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I; , Small Fortuner ; ; f,; : ' *
[Special; Dispatch fto. The Call]:- A' L ... '.'■"'■ f
OAKLAND. Nov. 9.—Cobwebbed cor
ners in an , old 'house' at t 2.000 Twenty
.first street, in which Mrs. -Josephine
Deiss lived for/ 25 years, yielded gold
and jewels worth thousands ■in a' search
conducted "'"by Public Administrator
Mehrmann and Clerk William McDon
ald. .A*- small . cloth * bag hidden in the
bottom- of Jan. old clothes chest con
tained $1,000. y The worn; bed in which
Mrs. Deiss died .October 8 had .$425 in
coin secreted within it. Jewels' worth
$2,500. were found hidden behind a
heavy piece of furniture. Bank books
have been discovered which bring the
total of cash up to $4,000. With the real
property the value of the*; estate is esti
mated at ; $8,000. '•' '*;'.*.- '"'A. ; ''.',:*- -
-'Mrs. Deiss v and {her husband, Joseph,
who died? four "years ago, came from
Switzerland about.26.years ago. After
her husband's death?* Mrs. v.Delssr lived
alone -in thet house.^ Neighbors spread
the'rumor that her savings large,
although she lived in apparently k poor
circumstances. A ~- : '-,*-. t .x. -.*■*;', ,"47^~"-'7' --*7.7
7* McDonald's f search of ■& the hoUse At or
personal property first disclosed 7the
hidden hoards. The J inventory of the
estate was handed in to the probate
court today. Mrs. Deiss j had no chil
dren, ■ and, sso | far as known, 7no rela
tives. 7 ,; ''.•'-' ",-'-7'
HUSBAND"SOI3pViVIFE .-.-.,
FOR CENT AND HALF
Admits Deal With Former Con
.. vict; Calls It a Jest . A.a
> - . -. • -. .- i ■ <• . ■-'-.-■
; KOKOMO, Ind.. Nov.. 9.—ln. a suit to
gain . possession of ,'• her son. Gilbert
Ludwig, the mother * testified that her
1 husband, Archie J. Ludwig, had signed ;
a bill of pale . transferring J her .to
V :^BHii«ss#*»* ,?***'»'<^^ s 4y.>':,
l George Albaugh, one x me convict pin
the Jeffersonville reformatory, for a
hiei#>*>. • ,'< y< -*«■ .- —- 1 '*••'. "«*.*•*. .1
consideration "of one and one-half
Ss&kjs** ««•.*«-;**-:• ys«. * ■'<**.!■:**.'« *■-* f*m*K^;ra§'*«ia»«feiaj i
cents. . Ludwig admitted the . transac
tion, but said it was a jest . '-*'. . J
WOMAN SUSPECTED
OF SLAYING THREE
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Chicago> Has a New;, Chain of
- Deaths Resembling the 77
. "i ; . : Vermilya Case
At, A.> ■i!" : .^i'/ i^^;|vW.'-;:'v ■.■-■*:
CHICAGO, Nov. 9.—Witnesses at the I
inquest today over body of , John j
Quinn. who was found shot to death
inf.Msf home .' near the outskirts ■• of i: the
city November .', gave testimony » which j
threatened .'to involve the 7 slain man's I
wife. fThe woman is being held.by the
police in an investigation similar to |
. that which was followed in the Ver- I
milyaicase.;'. , „.>,.'' j
Charles E. Thorp, a stepson by the
woman's i second marriage, told of ; three
marriages ■he knew she had '. contracted,
though* her former : testimony acknowl
edged only two. 7 7 7 ~~xX'AA'
.;,THe J testimony ft today-set up - the fol
lowing as. facts ; involving Mrs.; Quinn:
«?"*That her ' second y husband, Warren
Thorp, whom 5 she f married within - two
'months of the death of her first hus
band, ,had been'shot r '_. to death * under
circumstances not unlike Quinn's death.
That Thorp oh, the-* day of his death
contemplated arranging to deed -his 160
acre- farm yto a son, , but was y shot
while*'getting* ready to go* to :'a, notary.
That she visited Thorp's -- home" be
fore her first husband was dead. *
; "That she and ;"a", daughter were held
in custody after Thorp's death, but
were released.'." ■ ■'_ \
Mrs. Quirin told the police" she was
awakened in I the night by .a - pistol re
port and 55, found /.her husband shot';' in
bed beside -her; that the form of; a
man was 'discernible In the dim light
. from j street lamps, and that the stran
ger stole $150.'; " v
'-."A* revolver, - belonging to one of ; her
lodgers and missed by him some time
before the tragedy, was --, found 7 behind
a iibathtub^-wlthi-iohe ychamber dis
charged. This and several.'. minor de
tails of the woman's " story aroused;sus
picion" ■' i,y7': v*y.iv7v •; y 7/
PARSON AND BROTHER
727 LOCKED UP AS SPIES
Italians 7 Arrested Ohio Citizens
on I Sightseeing Tour
X * PANDORA, *t 0., Nov. 9.—lmprisoned
from June 8 to June 15 as German-spies
was the experience of Rev. Albert Schu
macher and his brother Noah of this
place during a sightseeing tour of Eu
rope •. this summer.;. 'XXxxAAAAAx'
'■ t Both speak German, and it was , due
In part to their conversation in the
language'". of their; fatherland that Ital
ian officials at Feltic became suspicious.
They were arrested while taking pic
tures, locked up and detained a week.
TARKINGTON IS SUED
77 7 ,\ FOR $10,000 DAMAGES
Author in Europe When Chauf
r .'f cur i Ran Down > Man
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., -Nov. 9.—Booth
Tarkington, the author and playwright,
who arrived at his home here yesterday
to spend the winter, was ■ sued „ today.
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.for $10,000 damages by George W. Wei
.*.:.y.'jwi,,p«-;*,f';* ,y*"- ■•■'- ; ''*L»--* ■**t**waß&-vmt4ti
who alleges he was run down
by the Tarkingtons' automobile : July
1, 1911. Tarkington 'was In Europe at
the time, but was made the defendant
because he owned the machine, which
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was driven by,*.Tarkington's: chauffeur, y-
/V % THE WEATHER
YESTERDAY — " temperature, 58; \
lowest Wednesday night, 52. .;* -
FORECAST FOR TODAY—Rain; brisk
southwest wind. ,
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S_ ' - "" --*--"■ -■■■-■• - ,^*y
PRICE I FIVE CENTS.
BESIEGERS
TO RESUME
ATTACK
21,000 Revolutionists Wait for
Ammunition Before Charging
on Imperialist Defenders
U.S. MARINES AND
BLUEJACKETS LANDED
Women Flee Threatened Sec«
tions and Take Refuge in,
the Consulates •
New Whirls in the
Revolution in China
Legations 7* believe all hope of
.Manchu. dynasty has vanished
7 nod Peking.prepares' for i siege
Manchus are" holding 7 -tanking,
but are outnumbered by rebels,
who aivtfit ammunition before
...-.' resuming the-attack.* ' XfX;.y
Anarchy la -rife in the entire
Yangtse district. 7 y,7,
Situation In . Shanghai is becom
y.ying more desperate.. -7t',
3 Rebels take Fnchow : and Man
"chu district Jls v wiped out,
y, while Area threaten the native
':7eity.,7: /A ~'' ' "1 *.* ' ;
''i Fall vof Tientsin expected -at any
Eitiyindjii'enjL.^^t.^^^y.y^*^^^*. .•.
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;. Canton declares-its independence
7, 7 and dragon,fflat,g t , I*, lowered. 7
x Two 7 rebel *.< generals ' are .killed
\ii'n Changsba by soldiers and
. yanarchy Is threatened through
jyiout the city.
[Special Cable to The Call]
NANKING, Nov. 9.—
cd*" by : the loss, of, : 1,000, men
the rebel leaders are muster
,7 7- ing their forces to renew the
attack on Nanking. Purple mountain,
where the Manchus are intrenched, is
almost a Gibraltar, but time after time
the Chinese sought to drive out: the
■imperialists, only to be driven back
by the deadly fire of six 3 inch guns
The Manchus apparently are 7 well
supplied with ammunition, but the be
siegers have .retreated temporarily
until "they can get more ammunition
from Shanghai.
f Toward night the invaders, who had
attacked•.; prematurely, y*ran short xol
powder, and "though \ desultory firing
continuedV through the* night, 7 little
damage., was done on cither side.
v The revolutionists far outnumbered
the imperialists, and are*being rapidly
reinforced. Today they totaled ap
proximately 21,000,' men.. Opposing
them are about-.6,000 Manjchus. 7
The outcome 7 depends, largely or,
the loyally of the .Manchus, who are
disheartened* because of the attitude
of the government at "Peking. 7 - 7
■ Foreigners are safe. 'The women
and children have left 'threatened dis
tricts, and the I.Americans have found
protection 7' in .theyconsulate * grounds.
The marines -and bluejackets have
landed; from the United States cruiser
Orleans..-*-. - .
Manchus in ..Last Stand ; •
SHANGHAI,: Nov. Nanking, in the
south, and Peking, in the north, appear
tonight to be the remaining strongholds
of the Manchus. Up to the present* for
eigners are safe... 7 , 77 y77
Fuchan, the capital, of Fukien prov
ince,:, wag turned over to the revolution
ists today after little resistance.. Wuhu
is likely to capitulate tonight.
The Manchus still hold Nanking, but
they r are *; outnumbered j four? to «* one by
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