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Troops Under Funston Evacu
ate Vera Cruz, Recognizing
No Faction.
Place Found on Transports for
Priests, Nuns and Refugee
VKRA CRUZ, Nov. 28.—The Amer
ican forces under Genera! Frederick
Funston. after a stay in Vera Cruz
of seven months, today began em
barking on the steamships which will
take them to the United States.
The outposts began falling back at
P o'clock In the morning and two
hours lated the first American sol
diers were going over the sides of the
waiting transports.
General Funston established his
headquarters on board the transport
Cristobal at an early hour this morn- :
ing, and all the organizations of his
command began at daylight the work
of moving out their equipment pre
paratory to ev.v ■ ition. Everything
progressed anmo y und in accord
ance with previous arrangement. i
Beyond the American outposts there
had been mobilized during the night ,
a force of Consttutionallsts. As the;
Americans withdrew, first from the i
V: outlying districts and then from the
»city itself, the Constitutionalists fol- ,
lowed them along and nominally oc- j
j.cupled the territory vacated.
The city is quiet, but the inhab- |
Rants are nervous and apprehensive :
concerning the final outcome of this '
transfer of authority. All saloons in j
Vera Cruz remair. d closed today on
orders of General Funston, and many I
f commercial establishments decided
wot to open their doors. The gov
ernment of Veru Cruz is not being
burned over to any faction of Mexi
cans, they territory Is being evacu
ated, and as fast as the Americans
go out Constitutionalists are coming
Take Customs Money Along.
The American army officials are
taking with them the moneys col
lected for customs anti from other
sources of revenue. These will ulti
mately go to some Mexican govern
ment which the United States deems
a proper one to receive the.m.
The American quartermaster de
partment has arranged to take away
from Vera Cruz something like 300
Mexicans, who did not care to be in
the city when their countrymen
again came into possession.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2*.—American
frooj*> which have hold Vera Cruz
since lasi April were evacuating the
city and sailing for home today. Of
ficials here expect sunset will see the
Mexican Hag floating again oyer the i
ancient fort, ees of San Jitan and the
American troopers well on their way
homeward across the Gulf.
Dispatches early today from Major
General Funston said his furthest,
outposts had been withdrawn at 9
f-’-'—k: at 10. troops guarding the
, d« at the approaches to the
• •, ere withdrawn and at 11 the
liiiitiarkation was on in earnest. Gen
eral Funston reported he expected to
I sail for Galveston at noon. He re
ported Constitutionalists’ troops, un
der General Aguilar, were taking pos
session of the city.
Charles Less, of Arlington, Is j
Found Guilty of Charge in j
Kearny Court.
< Charles Hiss, an Arlington <oal
dealer, was fined $50 in the Kearny
Police Court today. He was charged
with giving short weight in the do- j
livery of twenty-eight tons of coal to |
the cellar of Joseph Fine, of Midland
avenue and E'm street, Arlington. .
The charge was made by Municipal j
Superintendent John T. Castles, after i
an inves-’ — tion made at tho instance I
of Mr. Fine.
I Martin van Emburg, a driver em
ployed by Hiss at the time of the- |
alleged shortage, and who has since
got out of the coal dealer’s employ,
gave damaging testimony- against
Hiss in court today. He refuted
statements made by Hiss, and told of
having received weight slips front his
employer after the correct slips had
hern handed to hint at the coal pock
s’ rts. Police Recorder John J. Murphy,
of East Newark, heard the case and
inflicted the fine.
Blast Wrecks
Powder Plant
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.—An explosion
wrecked the plant of the Aetna
Powder Mills, three miles from Gary,
Ind . today. Two hundred men were
employed at the plant. It is not yet
known whether any were killed or
injured. The explosion shattered
windows in Gary.
Foot and Mouth Disease
Speed Has Been Checked,
Federal Experts Declare
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—The de
partment of agriculture officials be
lieved they had placed a check In
the foot and mouth disease. They
were confident they could keep the
disease within the limits already
quarantined. The fact that it has not
been necessary to quarantine the
whole Stato of Washington against
the disease was considered encourag
ing. In an official statement today
-.Ohio, Illinois. Indiana, and Pennsyl
vania were States characterized as
the most seriously affected by the
i e«fe Se Turin. Street Floor, Kinney
I entrances Broad, also Market St.
..Jim,.:;. 1 --i :
Missing Man Is Blamed for
Wounding Park View Hotel
Nicholas Marrano, thirty-one years
old, a porter employed at the Park
View Hotel at Meeker and Elizabeth
avenues, was shot and probably
fatally wounded this morning just as
ho commenced his day's work at the
He told Frederick Carter, a bar
tender at the hotel, that he had been
shot by “Jim,'' who worked there as
porter for about six works up to Oc
tober 13, when he was discharged,
"Jim” first appeared at the hotel in
answer to an advertisement for a
porter, and nothing of his history
ever became known to his cmp.oyer
or fellow employes
Marrano lives on Eighth avenue,
but sleeps at Ire hotel Saturday and
Sunday nights in a room on the sec
ond floor. On the Sunday night
woke with a feeling that some one
was in the room and search disclosed
"Jim” under the bed. He said he had
broke into the place merely to get a
nlghf's sleep as he had no other place
to go
Marrano at that time drove “Jim”
out, the two never having been on
friendly terms, and nothing aws seen
of the discharged porter until this
morning. Marrano arose at 4:45 to
day, and about fifteen minutes later
went to the back door to turn out
the electric lights which are kept
burning all night.
The back door is at the end of a
long corridor, on one side of which is
the dining-room and on the other the
kitchen, while the bar-room is in the
front of the house, on the same floor.
From the back end of the corridor a
stairway leads to the upper floor, and
at the head of the stairs is *a large
dining-room through which the cham
bers are reached. A heavily screened
door, which is kept locked at night, is
the only barrier between the stairway
and the dining-room.
Marrano was on hs toes reaching i
for tho switch to extinguish the light |
when he heard a noise in the k'tchen j
and turned Just as a rifle was dis- j
charged. He says that "Jim” fired |
the shot from back of a table, resting \
the rifle on the table.
The bullet entered MarranO’s side,
passed entirely through Ills body and
the heavy balustrade of the stairwav
and out a window, flattening itself
against a dad wall. The empty shell
ws found in the kitchen.
Marrano says that "Jim” tried to
shoot again, but changed his mind, j
ran past Marrano with the rifle in
his hand, but the hack door and down
Meeker avenue to the tracks of the
Lehigh Valley.
Marrano went to the barroom,
after being shot, meeting the bar
tender on the way, said that “Jim'' I
had shot him. Then he called the
Sixth precinct on the telephone, re- |
ported the shooting and waited for ;
the amhukuce. He walked to the J
ambulance, but was near collapse 1
when the City Hospital was reached.
No motive for the shooting could
be ascribed by Marrano, but Detec- 1
tires Donnelly and Conlon; of head
quarters. and Policeman Dipley, of
the Sixth precinct, who investigated,
are searching for "Jim,” incline 'o
the belief that whoever fired the shot
was interrupted while trying to rob
the place.
The locked screen door leading to
the chambers was securely fastened,
but the screen had been cut, making
an opening about large enough to
permit a man of medium size to
pass through. Fred Day. the pro
prietor of the hotel, and brother of
City Treasurer Elmer A. Day, who
sleeps on the second floor, has con
siderable sums of money always in
his possession, aa well as a valuable
diamond ring and other jewelry.
Republican Aldermanic Candi
date Has Plurality of Eight.
Many Disputed Ballots.
Without considering the ballots re
ferred to the chief justice, Raymond
Del Tufo, the Republican candidate
for alderman in the First ward, has
a plurality of eight votes over
Michael A. Castellano, who won, ac
cording to the original returns, by
enght votes. . . . .
Tho recount was finished by the
County Board of Elections Saturday
Castellano has twenty-one votes and
Del Tufo twenty-three votes to be
passed upon by Chief Justice Gum
mere. __
Will Recount Votes for
Sheriff Throughout the
Entire County of Sussex
K fractal to the Evening Star.
NEWTON, Nov. 23.—The Sussex
Ccunty Board of Elections here to
day granted the application of Pros
ecutor William A. Dolan to recount
the vote for sheriff throughout the
entire county, taking the mun'clpali
tles in their alphabetical order.
The recount was asked by James
Baldwin, Republican, defeated for
sheriff by William E. Wilson, who
bad a majority of 16 votes. Lewis
van Blarcom, counsel for Baldwin,
asked the election board to recount
certain specified districts, but the
prosecutor's suggestion to recount
the entire county vote prevailed.
Congress Not Likely to Be
Busy, Speaker Clark Says
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—“Con
gress will not do much at the coming
session, except pass appropriation
bills " Speaker Clark said today, as he
wan leaving for New England to fill
speaking engagements. "It cannot,’’
be said, “do very much more than
that as I see It. There isn’t going to
be any extra session, I believe.’’
The speaker stopped over here for a
short time, following a long trip in the
South. He will not return to Wash
ington until about the tlrst week of
Rose vale and All Other Good Whiskeys
11.00 quart at Munaf’k kkoao lllit. MOO.
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—Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.
To accommodate the wounded tGermans who are arriving at all points of the kaiser's realm, the .schools of the Yaterland have been converted into hos
pitals. In order to accommodate the school children who would otherwise be kept from their studies, railway carriages have been converted into classrooms. The
youngsters no doubt are a happier lot In these novel schools than if they were shut In stuffy classrooms. The photo shows one of the converted school rooms
with Its pupils and their schoolmaster.
Proffers Support to Kates in
Return for Majority Leader
ship et als.
hpccial to llic Evening Star.
TRENTON', Nov. 23.—One of the
biggest Republican Bghts in years
will be waged here tomorrow, when
the Republican assemblymen-elect
caucus to elect a speaker and to make
up a legislative slate. The contest is
among old-time leaders, rivals at
present, John B. Kates, of Camden,
; and Carlton Godfrey, of Atlantic City.
Runyan far Kates With a String.
Word reached here today that Will
iam N. Ranyon, one of the three
newly-elected assemblymen from
Union county, was working In the in
terest of Kates for speaker and would
have the Union county and Morris
county assemblymen with him.
But there is a proviso In Runyon's
“I promise to deliver" note. It is to
the effect that for “value received,"
meaning five votes foi* the speaker
ship. Kates mu^t covenant and agree
to make Runyon majority leader,
chairman of revion of laws and one
or two other important things. if
Runyon cannot be assured of the ma
jority leadership and all glory that
: goes with this post of honor, then
Kates will huve to get along without
the assistance of Runyon and his al
lies and the Union county man take
another ta.k.
When it is taken into consideration
that Assemblyman Dalrymple, of
Passaic County, is digging toothh
and toenail for the speakership prize
for himself and that Passaic alone
(musters five votes, the Runyon jgropo
i .-itIon smashes head-on against a
! submerged boulder.
If Dalrymple cannot attain the
speakership, the position of majority
leader or something of importance for
his county, he may conclude to upset
the calculations of the gentleman from
Many Have Ambitions.
Here, and there throughout the
State are similar situat'ons, with as
piring persons working for themselves
or In the interest of friends and they
are not going to permit Runyon, a
yearling, as they express it, to run
Ihe show to suit himself.
Alfred N. Da'rymple. an old-time!
Republican leader of Essex, has been
endeavoring to shape the destinies
of the Essex delegation and make
what alliances he can for the control i
of the lower House this winter. David j
Baird, the South Jersey Republican j
chieft'.an, is said to be back of As-!
semblyman Kates for the speakership,
and it is reported that Baird will come
here tomorrow to handle the situation
in person.
Ex-Governor Stokes has declared
that he is not interfering In the mat
ter, but there are those who declare
that the ex-Governor wll do what
ever he can toward obta'ning har
mony in the party, and with that idea
in view he wants, it is said, a South
Jersey speaker and a North Jersey
majority leader.
French and British Ships.
Missing, Were Sunk by
Cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm
Hr the Associated Press,
j LONDON, Nut. 23.—A dispatch to
the Times from Montevideo, Uruguay,
says the arrival of the German
steamer .Sierra Cordoba there with the
passengers and crew of the British
steamer La Correntina and the crew
of the French bark Union has cleared
up the mystery surrounding the fate
of the La Correntina.
The liner La Correntina left Buenos
Aires for Liverpool early in October
and her non-arrival at the British
port had aroused fears as to her
safety. It appears from the story told
by her passengers that the La Corren-i
tlna was overtaken on October 27. 270 |
miles northeast of Labos Island, by :
the German converted cruiser Kron- ,
prinz Wilhelm, which, after taking oft
the passengers and crew, sent the
British liner to the bottom.
The French bark Union was picked
up by the Kronprinz Wilhelm on Oc
tober 28 and scaled, after her crew
had been taken off.
Immediately Assumes Duties.
Bookcase Presented on Be
half of His Friends.
Fred a. Stickel, jr.,- Republican,
who was the victorious candidate at
the last election, wus sworn in today
as surrogate by Judges William P.
Martin and Harry V. Osborne in the
Court of Common Pleas. He began
the duties of his office immediately.
The Court House was crowded with
members of his family and friends.
After the oath of office had been ad
ministered by Judge Martin Air.
Stickel went immediately to his.'office,
where he received the congratula
tions of his friends. Milton Crowley,
who wus manager of the surrogate's
campaign committee, presented Air.
Stickel with a book-case containing
twenty-flvo volumes of Orphans
Court and surrogate’s practice books.
Air. Crowley made a speech on be
half of the Stickel campaign commit
tee and Stickel's friends. He said
that he presented the oook-oase as a
tokdn of friendship and esteem anu
hoped that he would have a success
ful term of office.
Air. Stickel replied that it was his
“earnest ambition to make good in
office and estaolish a record that will
redound to tlto credit of my trionds,
my supporters, the county and my
On the front of the book-case is en
graved on a plate the campaign
slogan, “Stick to Stickel," and the
figures of his plurality, 14,641.
Floral horseshoes were received
from several sources, including the
Cluckers' Club and the Ninth Ward
llepiiblican executive committee. Air.
Stickel is a resident of the Ninth
The new surrogate, who is twenty
seven years old, is the youngest man
that ever occupied that office in this
Air. Stickel's first official act was to
grant letters of administration of the
estate of Daniel Lowenstein, who died
on January HU last. They were grant
ed to the widow, Mrs. Barbara
l,o well stein, of Irvington. The estate
is valued at about $600.
Lumber Ship
Goes Ashore
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—A four-mast- j
ed schooner laden with lumber went,
ashore early this morning near Shin- !
neoook lighthouse, Long Island. The I
vessel appeared to be breaking up in .
the heavy seas this forenoon.
She was about a quarter of a mile
from the shore. Life-savers sought j
to re*cue the crew.
Pastors Object to All-Night
Poolrooms in New Brunswick
Npreial to the Evening Ktar.
new BRUNSWICK, Nov. 23.—
Several local pastors have arranged
a. meeting for tonight to protest
against the proposed revocation of an
ordinance which gives Council the
power to regulate poolrooms.
Bowling alley owners, who come
within the ordinance, say the mid
night closing regulation interferes
•with the games of visiting teams
that come here to play league games.
It is to oblige them that Council In-l
tendes to revoke the ordinance and
give tip the power of regulation which
wag acquired only two months ago. I
To Sell School Bonds
ELIZABETH, Nov. 23.—Comptroller |
fcauer put on sale today $395,000 of i
4% per cent, school bonds. The money
will be used in purchasing four new
school sites and in repairing five
school buildings.
Roftevtd* and All Other Good Whiskey*
11.00 quart at Murray’*. Phone Mkt. 4414.
Appellate Division of New York
Supreme Court Reverses De
cision Against Bank.
By reason of ». Meoistrm of the ap
pelate division of the Supreme. Court
In reversing the decision of the Su
preme Court, the efforts of some of
tre depositors of the defunct Roseville
Trust Company to obtain a preference
In assigning their claims are balked,
and the contention of the Mutual
Bank of Roseville sustained.
Clifford F. MdBvoy, president of
the Mutual Bank, said today the of
ficers of the bank regard the decision
as a victory for them in their efforts
to conserve the assets of the Roseville
Trust Company.
When the affaire of the Roseville
Bank were taken over by the Mutual
Bank some of the depositors made
efforts to assign their claims to
•‘dummies” in Now York. The latter
then attached the funds of the Rose
ville Trust Company, on deposit with
the Irving National Bank of New
York. Suits were instituted by the
officers of the Mutual Bank with an
unfavorable result in the Supreme!
Court. The decision of the appelate
division means the return of the
money now held by the Irving Trust
in its decision the appelate division
sets fortr that the banking law of.
New Jersey, including the amend
ments passed In 1913 to permit the
simplified liquidation of insolvent
banks and trust companies, will be
enforced and recognized in New York
State under the rules of comity, and
that consequently a New Jersey de
positor cannot assign his claim to a
resident of New York at the time the
attachment proceedings are brought.
Such ar action by a New Jersey de
positor, if legal, would amount tn a
preference to him over the other de
positors of the New Jersey bank.
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Armin Fuchs, of New Bruns
wick, the Victim—Five
Special to the Evening star.
NEW BRUNSWICK, Nov. 23.— j
Armin Fuchs, a prominent exchange
banker of this city, and one of the
men who entertained Count Karolyi ■
on his recent visit to this city, was ]
kiled when his automobile overturned '
on the Perth Amboy-New Brunswio..
road at Bonhamtown, early today.
Imre Kararks, organist of the Hun
garian Reformed Church of New
Brunswick, is in St. ePter's Hospital
and is said to be dying. Mrs. Fuchs
and Mrs. Kuracks were rendered un
conscious and lay In the road for
more than all hour until John Fuchs,
fifteen years o d, regained hiH senses
and sought aid at a nearby house.
He has a broken arm. Joseph
Karacks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kav
acks, (lie other member of the party,
was injured, but not seriously. He,
too. wns unconscious
Young Fuchs told of the accident,
and St. Peter’s Hospital was notified
by telephone. The city ambulance
was immediatedy sent to Bonham
tov.-n, which is four miles from here.
The party had been to Keaaby, a
suburb of Perth Amboy, and on the
nay back, stopped at the home of
Edward Gross at Fords. Mr, Gross
says they left his ‘place shortly be
fore 2 a. m.
To Rebuild at Keansburg.
KEANSBURG, Nov. 28.—The build
ings which were destroyed by fire Frt- ]
dav w"! be 'ca'ced bv new fireproof
structures before the summer season
begins. ___■>——
Attempt of 2,600 Prisoners to
Escape from Isle of Man Re
soled in Deaths.
Hi the Amw-UW! 1’ros.
LONDON, ?ior. 23.—The Manches
ter Guard lac, refining to the rioting
i last Thursday in the aMen dententlon
j camp on the Isle of Man. in which
' five prisoners were killed and twelve
1 wounded, says this outbreak was due
not merely to discontent with the food
and treatment given them, hut was
part of a desperate plan of the pris
oners to escape from the camp with
the ultimate hope of seizinz a vessel
in tile harbor and making their way
to some neutral country.
The dining-room of the camp where
the trouble occurred gives access
through the adjoi#ng kitchens to the
only part of the camp not rotected by
a double circuit of barbed wire. The
prisoners employed in the kitchens
were aware of this condition.
The prisoners on Wednesday went
cn a hunger strike. This rapidly de
veloped into an angry demonstration
against England. The prison com
mandant succeeded in quieting the
disturbance, but not befoie the Union
Jack had been torn down.
The mutiny began Thursday, the
signal for the outbreak being 'he
throwing of a chair through a win
dow. The prisoners, instead of mak
ing lor the main doors leading from
the dining hall, all rushed toward the
kitchen doors. Only six soldiers
guarded these doors, and this half
dozen men wore attacked by 2,600
men. The prisoners desisted, how
ever, the moment a voliev was fired
into their midst.
The correspondent of the Manches
ter Guardian expresses the belief that
the prisoners hoped to secure enough
arms to hold the guards at bay until
| the sailors in the camp had time to
get possession of a boat in the harbor.
The medical iffleer at the camp as
sured the correspondent that th<- food
was sufficient, but it was admitted
that a certain consignment of pota
toes was bad and that some of the
tents leaked. Many prisoners in this
camp arc men of title and wealth.
They were allowed to purchase their
own food and they enjoyed course
dinners. This was another source of
discontent. The captains in charge
cf the divisions of prisoners were
chosen from among the educated
aliens, and it is not believed that they
had any knowledge of the uprising
Extra guards have been placed on
duty at the Isle of Man camp and the
number of prisoners permitted in the
dining-room at one time has been re
LONDON—The war having ilr- j
stroyed the market for fish hook*,
manufacturers of that article arc
making knitting needle* for whlrh
they ha\e been unable to sup
ply the demand.
LONDON—Punch suggests In a
recent lime that owing to the Boer j
uprising In Sootli Africa under
Marltz the town of Picfermarittbnrg
change its name to Petrohethagradc.
LONDON—A friend meeting
Prince l.mii- of Battenburg when
the latter wa* being severely crlti
j deed as first lord of the admiralty, |i
said jokingly:
“I thonght you wore in the !
Prince I.onts replied: “You are
quite astern of the new*. I w-a* i
shut test Friday.”
THE IIAGCE—Owing to scarcity
of matches, public subscription*
have been opened in Berlin to pur
chase tinder and sulphur for the
soldiers at the front.
British Routed in Engagement
Near Waterway, Says Con
stantinople Report.
New Drive Toward French Coast by
Kaiser's Troops indicated—Petrograd
Reports Gumbinnen Captured.
Germany ac count* the battle in Russian Poland aa virtually won mat
is already estimating the effect upon future military operations. An
announcement today from the German general staff is to the effect that
a decision is at hand and the conditions everywhere are favorable from
ita ixriur of view.
In Berlin it is said the outcome of the main battle with the Russian*
may decide not only tliat phase of the many-sided war. but the whole
European struggle. A decisive triumph in the east, it is pointed out,
would free part of the German urmy engaged there to assist the forces
which are facing the British, French and Belgian* in the west.
I'pon what information the confident Berlin predictions were based
was not fully apparent. An official German statement today said that
merely the fighting in Poland continued. Russia admits that the Ger
mans leave won partial successes, but there is nothing to show that the
continued German advance toward Warsaw is tnlluencing the Russian
campaign to the north in eastern Prussia, or to the south, near Cracow,
Unofficial reports from Petrograd state that the Russians are con.
tinuing their advance in Fast Prussia and have captured Gumhinnen, a
fortified city sixty-six miles from Koeniggberg. According to all accounts
the main battle, between tlie Vistula and Warts rivers, is still in progress,
and although the Germans are pressing forward steadily the Russian
army is still offering determined resistance.
lu the west the fighting in Belgium, which has been slow for ser«
oral flays fin account of the weather, has broken out with renewed ferocity
at Y pres. with the artillery playing the main part. The official French
report this afternoon says that many of the important buildings in Y pres
have been burned. London suggests that this may be the prelude to an*
other German attempt to pierce the line, as In the past onslaughts by
German infantry have been preceded by heavy artillery attacks.
From the other fields of battle reports were meagre. The Toths
were said to have reached the Sue* canal after defeating British forces.
RERUN. Nov. 23 (by wireless to tbe Associated Press).—The gen
eral -faff of the German army, referring to Important operations in Po
land now nearing a decisive outcome, announced today that it conaid>
cred tbe situation everywhere favorable.
Army headquarters today gave out an official report dated November
22. which reads as follows:
“In the western arena of the war the situation remains unchanged.
"In Poland the fighting continues, and the struggle is going on to
the south of Plock. in the vicinity of Lodz and near Geenstochau.”
By the United Press:
PKTROGRAI*. Nov. 22.—German cavalry patrols have iienetrated to
within thirty miles of Warsaw.
Heavy lighting Is still in progress today and the Russian force is
opposing the main line advance of the army of General von Hiudenberg.
Reports have been received of the destruction of a German patrol. The
Germans were cut off by Cossacks, and those uot killed or wounded wege
made prisoners.
By the Associated Press:
CONSTANTINOPLE (by Marconi wireless to London. Nov. *8. 7:58
a. m. >—Turkish troops have reached the Suez canal, according to an offi
cial communication made public here Sunday. The statement reads:
“Turkish troops have reached the Suez canal. lighting has oc
curred between Kata-a and Teatehe, both thirty kilometre- east of the
Suez tanal and near Kantara Teo (probably El Kantara. twenty-five mi lea
south of Port Said).
“English officers and many soldiers, as well as many wounded, were
taken prisoners. Tloops of English camel riders and Egyptian police
El Kantara is on the right of the Suez canal, twenty-five miles south
of Port Said, and on the caravan track between Egypt and Syria.
By the Associated Press:
LONDON. Nov. 23 (8:88 a. ni.)—The correspondent of the Tele
graph In Petrograd reports the capture of Gumbinnen, fat northern East
Prussia, by the Russians. Ho says:
“Although official dispatches only mention skirmishes in East Prus
sia, a dispatch from a correspondent with the active army reports, with
rii cumstat]Hal details, the Russian capture of Gnmbinnen after a battle
lasting five days, the Cossacks being the heroes of the most stirring in
cident of the straggle, capturing the enemy's batteries by a daring charge
which put the gunners to flight.
“The German defenders declined to await a bayonet attack and the
Russians entered in triumph to diacover the town half demolished by shell
lire and abandoned by the population.”
Gumbinnen. sixty-six miles east southeast of Koenbtaberg. is the
capital of the government district of the same name. It is in great meas
ure a modern town and has some fine monuments. The population is
ahont 15.000.
By tiie Associated Press:
LONDON, Nov. 23 (11:50 a. m.)—Desperate fighting in Russian
Poland, but without details as to the outcome, and a resumption of simi
lar activity in West Flanders, are the outstanding features today iu the
areas of military operations.
Violent bombardments have destroyed tits Town Hall and tk* «as

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