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MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS' TESTIMONIAL.

INVESTMENT OF GEOK TEPE.

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INVESTMENT OF GEOK TEPE. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Daitf News telegraphs on the 10th inst:The Emperor read a long despatch from General Skobeleff at the close of the weekly review yesterday. The substance, as I am informed, was that Colonel Kuropatkine had effected a junction with General SknbelefFs forces at Patnursk a fortified post at'a distance from Geok; Tepe of 20 versts, from which General Skobeleff started to make a reconnaissance and diversion on December 24. The number of Colonel Kuropatkine's column from Samarkand i officially stated at 500. Having made the necessary arrangements, General Skobeleff, on January 3, directed three columns to dislodge the Tekkes from a fortified outpost about 10 verot- east of Geok Tepe. Starting from Samursk, Colonel Kuro- patkine commanded the column of attack on the southern side. Arriving near the fort, he found it stroijgiy built and protected by a fosse filled with water, requiring him to bring up his artillery. The second column, under Colonel Kozelkoff, made a simultaneous attack on the northern side, whilst General Skobeleff commanded the reserve and intermediate column, well provided with artillery. The Tekkes, finding themselves attacked on two, sides, fled towards Geok Tepe. General Skobeleff dis- charged a raking fire against them during their retreat. Having thus oleared the Tekkes from this outlying position, Geueral Skobeleff during the next two days advanced his forces almost close to Geok Tepe on the east side, at a distance of little more than a mile. He reports that Geok Tepe is now besieged and invented except on the northern, or desert side, with 8,000 men and 58 pieces of artillery. Th«' Russian casual ties are reported one killed, 20 wound. The losses of the Tekkes are said to be enormous." It is possible thtft the final attack may not be made fell- the present, but I understaiicfGeneral Skobelefl re ports hnt he doeaUot want any reinferertnentrf. In a despatch confirming the above, the Standard't correspondent in the Russian capital states that the Turkomans attempted to frustrate General Skobeleff* moVemelits, but were driven back, though not with- out some fighting, in the course of which General Annenkoff and another officer were slightly wounded and a few soldiers were killed. General Pko- beieff is acting cautiously to avoid unnem. wry loss of life, â and- he hopet to csmpel the enemy to surrender without being forced to storm their stronghold. From another source the correspon- dent henrs that the Russians took some of the out- works of Geok Tepe, and held them in spite ot the desperate efforts of the Turkomans to recover them. âThe Daily Telegraph's correspondent says that the General has announced his intention of bombarding the place before delivering the assault.

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