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f orngn: JiiicJlrgmre. I RUSSIA. X ews has reached Simla that the advance column of the Russian expedition against the Tekke Turcomans has been defeated at Geok Tepe, with a loss of 700 men killed. The intelligence is stated to be official, and to have been confirmed by reports from two authentic sources. There is no mention made of the defeat in an official despatch published in St. Petersburg from General Lomakki, but in reporting the forward move- ments of the column, he states that rumours were current that the Turcomans were congregating at Geok Tepe to resist the onward march of the troops. This is the second reverse which the expedition has received at the hands of the Turcomans since it first set out under the command of the late General Lazareff. HUNGARY. On Friday week, the Jewish New Year, the floor of the synagogue in the village of Szolnok, near Munkacs, Hungary, gave way in consequence of oyercrowà ing. The women fell into a bath underneath. Eighteen of them and one lad were killed, and eight women were seriously injured.

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