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Authorities Helpless With Con
stitutionalist Army Out of
Zapata Believed to Be at Gates
of the City—Shooting Cas
ualties Not Reported.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.—Gen
eral Blanco left Mexico City at 3 a. m.
, yesterday and the forces of Zapata
immediately took possession of the
MKXICO CITY CDelayed), Nov. 25.
—Serious disorder occurred in the
capital last nightfwhcn a mob gath
ered in front of (Tie National Palace.
Later they marched to stores,
where arms and ammunition were
kept, battered down the doors and
sacked the places of their contents.
There was much shooting, but thus
far, according to reports, the casual
ties are fey .
The police were powerless, as the
few who remained to guard the city
were stripped uf their arms by the
Later in the evening the mob,
which hud been constantly growing,
broke up into smaller bodies and the
looting of pawnshops and other es
tablishments in various sections of
the city was begun.
The trouble began at 6 o'clock in
the evening and at a late hour still
continued. All street car traffic was
stopped except the Red Cross serv
ice, which was taking care of dead
and wounded brought in from the
fighting around Tacubaya.
At 8 o’clock bodies of civilians and
former Federal soldiers were formed.
They paraded the principal streets
and marched to police headquarters
and the Brazilian legation, where
they were armed.
It was hoped that this force eventu
ally would be able to control the
Tlie reports of unrestrained rioting
in the Mexican capital indicate that
all of the organized Constitutional
forces have left the city, either to
meet the force of General Villa, com
ing from (lie north, or that of Gen
eral Zapata, which have been threat
ening the Capital from the south.
Tlie mention of lighting at Tacu
baya, w hich is only live miles south
west of Mexico City, would make it
appear that the Zapata forces are
virtually at the doors of the capital.
General Blanco und a force of sev
f ral thousand men composed the Inst
organized force that late reports said
remain d in Mexico City, all' other
armed forces having left last week.
With them went all tile national, fed
eral, district and city officials. Tt
seems likely, judging from the re
ports of the rioting, that General
Blanco left with his troops to take
part in the fighting either to the
north or the south.

Freeholder .John U. Waters, Demo- j
crat: Town Clerk Edward E. Mathes,
Republican, and John I>. Caldwell,
Republican, were elected yesterday to
serve oh Belleville's first represent
atives under commission rule. It was
the most spirited election ever held
in the town. The vote, according to
choices, received by the victors was
as follows:
1st. 2d. 3d. 4th. T'l.
Waters . r.17 118 79 35 749
Mathes . 349 152 122 54 677
Caldwell . 297 193 9 1 35 616
I)n hot Receive Majority.
None of the .victors succeeded in
getting a majority of votes cast, as
out of a total registry of 1,932 the
total vote polled was 1,725.
hollowing close upon life heels of
Caldwell the next ten highest candi
dates were fairly well rewarded in
the distribution of the choices. Their
vote was aM follows: Richard _ P.
Scaine, 567; Robert G. .VIin.on, 560;
Edward O. Cyphers, 557; Frank J.
Oarragher, 541; John N. Klein, 495;
James J. Kennedy, 490; Charles Holl
wt'g, 489; John 8. Price, 412; Frank
A. Cadiz, 382; Charles Lyman Denni
son, 376.
Of the three winners, Caldwell is
the only one who has not been a
public official. A lifelong resident of
Belleville, ids friends rallied strong'y
to his a'd, and as the campaign pro
grossed his strength increased The
vigorous campaign waged by Waters
and Mat lies was shown in the returns,
and their probable election was con
ceded long before the polls closed.
Both Waters and Mathes have been
well known in official life. Waters
is at present a member of the Board
of Freeholders, while Mathes is com
pleting ills second three-yeur term as
town clerk. A vigorous campaign was
waged by both candidates since the
announcement of their candidacy.
I.eitilers Poll Hesv.v Vote.
A rumor toward the end of the cam
pa'gn that both candidates weroi
weakening quickened the energies of
the other thirty-four aspirants and
tile last week of the campaign was
remarkable for the activity . dis
played Mathes's chances. in particu
lar, were supposed to have been con
s'd^rably impa’red, because of the
fact that lie had been indorsed in a
circular issued by the "Belleville
H me Guards.” an organization never
heard of in the town. Mathes denied I
a’l knowledge of (he circular or the
alleged organization which Issued it.. I
Both Waters and Mathes polled i
heavy votes throughout all the eight
districts, but romped away from the
other candidates in the Silver Rake
and Soho districts. In these sections,
comprising for the main part Italian
voters, an individual contest was
waged between Jeraldo Maioran and
Angelo Domenlck.
Maioran had received the indorse
(Pontilined on Page *, Column «).
Cafe Havana, Street Fluor, Kinney
Bids., entrances Broad, also Market St.
Former Tammany Chieftain
Will Wed Miss Beulah Ben
ton Edmon3on Tomorrow.
Famed as Beauty, Singer and
Suffragette—Mystery Veiled
the Romance.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.—An Indian
princess, Ketaw Kaluntuehy, of the
Cherokee Nation, is to become the
bride of Richard Croker, seventy
one, former chieftain of Tammany
Hal', tomorrow morning, unless the
publicity surrounding the marriage
causes a postponement.
Until today the utmost secrecy was
thrown about the Identity of Croker’s
bride and the wedding, which is to
take place at St. Agnes's Catholic
Church. The princess, or Miss Beulah
Benton Edmonson, as Ehe is known
in New York, met the former poli
tician at the National Democratic
convention in Kansas City, where her
father was a delegate from Okla
homa. .She lives at the Studio Club
on Sixty-second street here; is an
ardent eufTragette and has been
studying dramatic art for near y a
year. Croker's lirst. wife died early
in September, after living apart from
her husband for many years.
Nothing was known of the identity
of the bride until toduy, when it be
came Known through her friends that
she was the bride-to-be.
Miss Edmonson has frequently been
brought forward as the most beauti
ful woman of the pure American
type. In the suffrage parade a year
ago she created a sensation by ap
pearing an an Indian squaw, clad In
buckskins, astride an Indian pony,
i’hmkfc Chieftain for Ancestor.
Her blood is not pure Indian, but
she can trace her ancestry directly
to Sequolah, the chieftain who in
vented the Cherokee alphabet and
the first picture writing. Her father
< Continued on Page 2. Column 3.)
Deep-Set Plot Behind Slaying
of Enemy of Poultry Trust.
Say Police.
NEW FORK, Nov. 2d. The assas- {
sination of Barnet Baff, characterized
by Coroner Felnberg as the culmlna-1
tion of the greatest conspiracy sinco
the murder of Herman Rosenthal,'
placed a real murder mystery in]
central office today for solution. Clues
pointed many ways. The authorities
dec'ared that the mystery had so
many ramilications that it took on'
...o aapec-s cl a Chinese puzzle.
The victim, well-to-do independent
poultry dea.er, was lured to his death
by a decoy message given him at.
6 o’clock last night by a young man;
who entered his place of business in
Washington market. Two shots, fired
in the street, killed him. Two men
darted away to an automobile, wait
ng with thrumming engine, near by,
and made off. The car has not been
found, nor the men identified.
Going over Buff's past life in a
quest for clues, detectives learned;
that he had been threatened many,
times with violent death since he had
estified for the State in a trial that
sent members of New York city’s
poultry trust to prison several years
ago. In the relentless campaign
waged by his enemies fires had been
ivhted. bombs exploded, hi.* horses
poisoned, his son attacked and his
chu'n of stores robbed. One of his
neighbors was killed by a gunman,
in mistake, it was believed, for Baff.
Baff, himself, had been scarred for
life by an assault made on him by a
thug armed with a bottle.
The police worked on the theory
that Baff had four sets of active
enemies. One of these consisted of
those he made while warring against
the poultry trust: another of mem
bers of the gang that robbed ills Har
lem market, five of whom were sent
to Sing Sing: u third grew out of
his differences with certain wholesale
dealers, who charged Baff had tr'cked
them by selling poultry at wholesale
and then underselling them to re
The fourth was one of more recent
origin. Not long ago a number of
fowls shipped to New York for other
d'>aelers were seized and condemned
because, it was charged, their crops
had been filled with gravel to add to
their weight. As a result of this, a
number of men were thrown out of
work. They are said to have blamed
Battle Reported
in Adriatic Sea
WOMK. Ni>v °5—A naval engage
ment is reported near Dissa Island, . i
• i \rp*intto in a message received
here today from Ortona.
Dissa Island is thirty-three miles
southwest of Spalto, the chief sea
port of Austria-Hungary, in Dal
matia. ortona is an Italian city on
the Adriatic.
General Reported Hurt
B14RBIN, Nov. 25.—The corre
spondent of a Marburg newspaper,
who recently visited General Aron
Der Goltz, governor of the occupied
territory In Belgium, declares that
while the general was visiting the
trenches lately he iwaa wounded in
the face.
A. O. H. minstrel and dance tonight.
New Auditorium. Ticket* *5 cents.—Ad
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Germany ! HELP!!"
Send reinforcements!
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Evening Star to Assist Local Charitable Organizations in Ef
fort t Care for Deserving Pecsons Through the Yule-Tide
Season—Opportunities, as Shown'‘try Individual Cases, to
Be Stated.
The Evening Star's Christmas Cheer
Fund starts this year under the most
auspicious circumstances. We have
proceeded upon the principle that
there are numerous worthy cases of
destitution requiring special ass st
ance—cases which can be vouched
for by undisputed authority—and that
it were better to relieve these known
and undoubted cases than to attempt
any great campaign of promiscuous
And so it is that we have asked the
co-operation of the various societies
of organized charities, and they have
promised their hearty support In the
matter of supplying the Evening
Star with the histories of pressing
These histories we shall present to
you througli the columns of the
Evening Star day by day from now
until Christmas, with suggestions as
to wliat will be most necessary to
relieve their immediate wants, rely
ing upon the generosity of the New
ark public to supply the means for
s arrangement does net imp’y
that individual cases, unknown to or
ganized charitable associations, will
not be considered. On the contrary,
the Newark Evening Star invites
communications from those who re
quire aid or from those who know
of cases of want. These communica
tions should give a brief outline of
the case, sucli as the number of per
sons in the family, ages, place of
residence, and probable cause of pres
ent destitution. These cases will be
taken up and measures for their re
lief an once instituted.
Obviously no names or addresses
will be mentioned in presenting the
cases to public notice, but persons
who are charitably inclined may rest
assured that every case presented for
relief will be one of bonafide destitu
tion, and worthy the support of a
generous public.
In Newark co-operation is assured
by tho Bureau of Associated Chari
ties, the Catholic Children s Aid As
sociation and the United Hebrew
Charities, while the Orange Bureau
of Associated Charities will acquaint
us with worthy cases requiring aid
in the Oranges and suburban districts.
Notwithstanding optimistic reports
of business prosperity, the fact re
mains that the present winter will be
one of want and hardship among
many worthy people, and this, too,
because of no fault of their-. It is
hoped, therefore, that the Newark
public will respond liberally to pro
vide help for pressing cases.
This is an earnest appeal to you to
help make glad the hearts of as many
as we can at tho coming Christmas
tide. Contributions of money, cloth
ing, coal, food, toys, candy; in fact,
anything that will tend to relieve
want and add a touch of good, old
fashioned Christmas cheer will be. ac
ceptable and so distributed that each
case will be taken care of in its order.
If a certain case particularly ap
peals to you, vou may designate that
your gift is for the relief of that
case; and, in tho event that this1
particular case is more than taken
care of, the balance of money and
other donations will be used for the
relief of another case.
Donations and contributions should
bo sent to the Christmas Cheer editor,
Newark Kvenlne Star, and due credit
wih be given through these columns
Only a month remains in which to j
prosecute this worthy work. Let us j
(Continued on Page 1, Column S.)
Spirit of Liberality This Year Is Unusual and Church, Chari- j
ties Bureau, Salvation Army and Other Organizations Will
Help the Needy.
Thanksgiving Day, tomorrow, will
b© more generally observed In this
city than in any previous year. This
fact is emphasized by the numerous
events that have been planned for
the day, and is partly due to the war
abroad, which has apparently qu ck
oned public appreciation of the bless
ings of peace here and sympathy
lor the distressed nations of Europe.
Union church services, entertain
ments for the poor and cripples and
free dinners for the deserving are
among the good deeds planned for
the holiday. In fact it is expected .
that the day will assume a less friv
olous aspect and a more thoughtfully I
thankful one, than has ever been
shown here.
That the poor of the city w 11 be |
taken care of is evidenced from the
activity at the Bureau of Associated
Charities at 13 Central avenue. Many
women drove up in autoinob-les this
forenoon with donations and offers of
their assistance in preparing to help
the needy. There was a large num
ber of visitors at the bureau, accord
ing to the statement of one of the
officers. All sorts of gifts, turkey,
fruit and other eatables were do
Baskets, each holding a dinner,
with its incidentals, will be giv-n
out tomorrow to families for whoa,
there would be no other provision. The
A Good Substitute for Turkey.
A Freeh Ham. out from Jersey Pise. Juet
ae delicious and not eo coetly.
SCHICK HA US. 9 Commerce at., near Broad. |
charity list Is unusually large th's
peason. and though the residents of
the city have been liberal in theii
contributions, there Is still room for
more generosity.
As a result of voluntary donations
from employes of the Public Service
Corporation in the llroad - street
building. *188.50 in cash and more
than *50 worth of provisions and
foodstuffs were turned over to the
bureau yesterday by a committee of j
employes. The money and provisions i
will be distributed among the worthy i
poor as a gift from Public Service ;
The movement for the collection of
the money and provisions was !
started by one of the women cm- i
ployeH of the corporation. The col- !
lections were carried on entirely in- |
dependent of the corporation or Its j
officials and all donations were vol
The woman obtained the consent
of President Thomas N. McCarter to
collect donations. Then one of the
other employes printed cards so
liciting donations for the poor in the
spirit of Thanksgiving. These cards
(Continued on Pngo ». Oolnmn S.)
No Evening Star Tomorrow
The Evening Star, in accord
ance with its custom, will not
be published on Thanksgiving
Day, tomorrow.
County Supervisor Selected by
Chancellor Walker as Suc
cessor to E. E. Gnichtel.
Chancellor Edwin H. Walker to
day announced the appointment of
Edward Schickhuus as juror commis
sioner for Essex county, to succeed
Edward E. Gnichtel. The latter, who
is a Republican, follows the pro
visions of the jury commission act,
which declares that the sheriff of a
Edward Schfckhau*.
county and the Jury commissioner
I shall not be of the same political
party, forwarded his resignation to
| Chancellor Walker on the day that
I Ralph B. Schmidt. Republican, was
sworn in as sheriff. Mr. Gnichtel did
not wait for a legal opinion as to
his status, being personally satisfied
that in his own interpretation of the
law he ceased, automatically, to be
a jury commissioner with the induc
tion of Sheriff Schmidt into office.
He was not disposed to draw a jury
after that date and permit embar
rassments to arise in the future as
to the legality of such a jury.
Mr. Schickhaus is a Democrat, and
at present county supervisor. He
was defeated by Louis Bowden at the
recent election. Mr. Bowden will
assume office as county supervisor
on December 1. This will allow Mr.
Schickhaus to act as Jury commis
sioner in time to assist in the draw- \
ing of panels of grand and petit |
juries next week. The law does not j
permit a jury commissioner to hold
any other public office. The com
! missioner’s salary is 1900 per y'ear.
The new commissioner, who is in
I the provision business, is one of the
i best known men in Essex county.
Christmas Ship Jason
Arrives in English Port
DEVON PORT. Eng, Nnv. 35.—The
steamer Jason, laden with toys for
children in the belligerent countries
from children in the United States,
arrived here today. The Jason left
New York on November 14.
A flotilla of British torpedo boat de
stroyers. flying the American ensign,
met the Christmas »h p and escorted
her into the harbor. The docking was
delayed for some time on account of
the dense fog. The Earl of Beau
champ and F. D. A eland, under secre
tary of foreign affairs together with
representatives of the London Board
of Trade, were on hand to meet the
Romp vale and All Other Pood Whiskey*
f 1.00 quart at Murray's. Phone Mkt. 6411
—A 1 verUremant
NEW OKI.HNN. I-u., Nov. 36.—
Officer* anti I he crew of the German
rriii*er liarUrnhe hat** sworn to
sink their testtel rather than snr
render if cornered l»y hostile, war
ships, accord i n a to rharlcH T.
Tooraen. a chemist of Baton Rouge,
La. lie wa» a passenger on tbe
steamer \andyek, which fell a prize
to the commerce fb—troyer on Octo
ber '46.
Tooraen. who reached here last
night from I’aru, Brazil, said he
learned of the Germans’ purpose
from member** of the crew.
Tooraen said he was landed at
I’ara from the German steanmr ■
!! Asnneion with passengers and crews j,
of fire vessels captured by the Ger
ij man warsliip late in October.
11__ __ _ji
Errors Court Hears Argument
Against Constitutionality of
the Measure.
Special to the Evening Star.
TRENTON, Nov. 25.—The Court of
Errors and Appeals today heard argu
ment upon the appeals of the Com
mercial Trust Company of New Jer
sey and Charles 1.. Decker, both of
Jersey City, from me decision of lh
Supreme Court against them in their
suits against the Hudson County
Board of Taxation to eet aside an as
sessment upon bank stock. Decision
was reserved.
The suita involve the question of
the constitutionality of the Field*r
Pierce bank stock taxing act. The
Commercial Trust Company was as
sessed on fifty-five shares of the
capital stock of the Jersey City
Trust 'tWflflWiS: The assessment
against Decker was or* th« twenty
shares of the stock of the Merchants
National Bank of Jersey City.
The plaintiffs obtained writs of
certiorari to have the assessments set
aside upon the ground that the bank
stock taxing act was unconstitu
tional. The Supreme Court sustained
the assessments and held the act to
be constitutional.
John R. Hardin, of Newark, and
former Justice Hilbert Collins, of
Jersey City, argued the cast today
for the plaintiffs. They contended
that the act is invalid because it vio
lates the action ot the State Consti
tution requiring that property shall
be assessed for taxes under general
laws and by uniform rules, and be
cause it violates the constitutional
requirement that property shall be
assessed for taxes at its true value.
Though Due Tomorrow, City
Employes Get Their Salaries
In order that the employes of the
Board of Works may receive their
semi-monthly salary before. Thanks
giving Day, a special meeting of that
board was held this morning tn pass
on the payroll. The meeting lasted
only a few minutes, but the resolu
tions were passed s«> that the money
can be received this afternoon.
The regular pay-day falls due to
morrow, but Dr. Charles F. Kraemer
president of the board, was appealed
to and he stated that the men would
be paid today.
Claim French Steamer With
2,000 Refugees Aboard Was
German Submarine Victim
By the AwmIiM Prt'».
LONDON, Nov. 25.—The French
steamer Admiral Gauteaume which
was sunk October 26, while or her
way from Calais lo Havre with a
exeat throng of refugees aboard, was
the victim of a German torpedo and
not a mine, according to an admiralty
statement issued today. An examina
tion. it Is stated revealed a fragment
of the torpedo in a life boat. Though
crowded with 2,000 refugees, many of
whom were women and children, only
forty live* were lost, the others being
With the foregoing announcement
the admiralty furnished a picture of
the torpedo fragment, adding that
"this proves conclusively that the
vessel was torpedoed by a Gorman
Ship Leaves Philadelphia
With Food for War Victims
Norwegian freighter om. loaded with
2,000 tons of food for destitute Bel
gians, sailed front Philadelphia to
day for Rotterdam. The vessel,
stocked by a $123,000 fund donated
by residents of Philadelphia and
vicinity. Is the second to leave this
port carrying suppiles to the stricken
The Thelma sailed two weeks ago.
Both ships were loaded In response
to a newspaper campaign. Among
other foodstufTs the Orn carried 'IS
500 cans of condensed milk for babies.
Roeevale and All Other flood H liiakeya
$1.00 quart at Murray's Phone Mkt. $414.
Petrograd Announces Defeat of
German Corps Driven Into
Swamp Near Lodz.
Private Advices Declare That Czar’s Troops
Have Made Important Advance on
Czenstochowa-Cracow Line.
Official communication* of the warring European nations were an
cautions they gave little new information as to the situation on the
various fields of battle today, but unofficial advices indicated that fight
ing was proceeding with great intensify in Belgium and northwestern
France, as well as in Russian Poland.
Military activity in the west is centred on the line from the Belgian
town of 1 pres, across the border to I .a Bassee. in France. This latent
phase of the war is believed to mark another German effort to push for.
ward to the English Channel, and it is said that the battle Is blaring
forth with all the fury and desperation of the former German attack*.
3 he Germans have brought up reinforcements and new heavy guns,
and it is expected in London that the next few days will be marked by
some of the most deadly encounters of the war.
Definite news as to the outcome of the crucial struggle in the east
is still larking. Private dispatches front Petrograd state that the Rus
sians have made an important forward movement on the t'»>n«t«irhom
Cracow line, which roughly parallels the border of Silesia and extend*
front Poland to Austrian territory- near the fortress of Cracow.
The latest official Statement from Petrograd says that the Ruhsuumi
are still on the offensive on the main battle ground between the Vistula
and Warta rivers, and that heavy losses have been Inflicted on the re
treating enemy.
Austria and Germany, however, state that the battle still is la
progress and that the issue lias not been decided.
Portugal's decision to send military forces to the aid of the alliea
| when in the opinion of the executive such action is necessary has been
I received with enthusiasm throughout yiie -country There were no to
{dilations, however, when this move would lie made

By the United Pres?:
PETROGRAD. Nov. 25.—Heavy losses to a retreating German infantry
corps which was driven into swamps in the vicinity of Loda by Russian cav
alry are reported today in an official statement from the war office announc
ing continuing success against the Austro-German forces.
“Continuing success is reported from all our front” the statement de
clares. “Russian cavalry attacking German retreating infantry corps near
Lodz drove them into a swamp, inflicted great losses and captured a num
ber of heavy guns. The attempts of our enemy to make counter attacks have
been everywhere repulsed.’’
By the Associated Press:
PARIS, Nov. 25 (5:05 a. m.)—The Petrograd correspondent of the
Matin, writing under date of November 23, sums up the situation in the
fighting in Poland as follows:
"The Russians have made an important advance on the Czenstochowa
Cracow front. The Russians continue an energetic offensive on the Lenezyca
Pluck line. The enemy is in a disorderly flight, which i« bound to provoke
a panic in the whole German empire."
By the Associated Press:
PARIS. Nov. 25 (2: 42 p. m. I—The official statement given out by
the French war office this afternoon says:
“From the North Sea to Ypres there have been no infantry attacks.
Between I-angeinatvk ant] Zonnebecke we have gained territory. In the
vicinity of 141 Bassee the Indian troops recaptured from the enemy cer
1 tain trenches which had Iteen taken from them the evening before.
Front Ijt Bassee to Soissons there has been almost complete calm.
“We have mnde slight progress near Berry-ati-Bac and In the Ar
' \t Betheiicourt. northwest of Verdun, a Herman attack has been
I repulsed. A suspension of hostilities requested by the enemy hae been
I refused.
"In the region of Pont-a-Vlonsaon our artlBery found it possible to
bombard Arnaville.
"Nothing lias happened In the Voagea."
By the Associated Press:
LONDON. Nov. 25 (12:15 p. m.)—The destruction of <•eraiany’u
1 rudimentary naval base at Zeehrugge by shell Are from British and
j Trench warships, together with Germany's grim preparations for hep
renewed attempt to crush away through the allied line to the French
oast, were the most significant features In the new* coining to hand to
I lay from the western arena of the war.
With the smashing of the six submarines which the Germane had
been so laboriously assembling at Zeehrugge, the allied fleet has been
removed from that point on the coast. It is now felt there is little dan
ger ,>f ati undersea raid, and, as additional news dispatches are received
front the other side of the channel, it is apparent that the damage In
dicted by the fire of the warships at Zeehrugge was far more extensive
titan was at tirst supposed.
j By the I'nited Press:
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 23.—The German artillery at Westende damaged
a British destroyer during fighting between the land batteries and the British
| tieet bombarding the coast, according to the Sluis correspondent of the Tyds.
Describing the bombardment at Zeebrugge, the Telegraf declares the
town has been partially burned. The inhabitants are in flight. The portion
! of the tow n burned was fired by the Germans themselves because it con
cealed the British ships and prevented effective fire from the German bat*
j teries.
By the I'nited Press:
HOTTFBIIAM. X'ov. ah.—Heavy losses were Indicted u|«on Ger
man troops in the vicinity of X'ieuport. when they were caught Itetween
| the tire of British troops and the guns of the allied shipe off the coast.
The warships were vigorously bombarding the German lines when the
troops got into action. The range was signaled to the warships by Held wire
! less from shore. As shells from the vessels began to drop true, the British
troops opened up. and the Germans withered under the terrrible cross lira.
The fleet continued its bombardment to Westende. where two German bet*
teries were destroyed, .

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