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iMles long and 35 miles broad and is
filled with small lakes and a canal
that connects the Niemen and the
Vistula. This German army was
driven from the vilalge of Augustowo
and is now being used to protect
Hindenburg's flank and rear.
The great Russian central army
under the direct command of the
commander-in-chief, Grand Duke
Nicholas, is made up of 1,000,000
fresh troops who have been mobilized
in Russian Poland to move against
the main German army which has
been feverishly fortifying the entire
line of the Silesian frontier..
This force was today reported in
contact with the German advance
guard whioh has been pushed for
ward to protect the lines of com
munication to Cracow. This right is
expected to develop into the greatest
battle of the war in fhe east as the
Germans troops engaged are those
who were withdrawn from the west
to try to stop the Russian advance.
Meanwhile there are between a
million and a million and a half Rus
sians in Galicia moving in two par
allel lines. The northern column,
which has enveloped Przemysl, to
day has completed the investment of
Tarnow, 50 miles east of Cracow.
The fall of Tarnow is feared here
as the Russians far outnumber the
Austrian garrison and there exists no
good strategic reason tor trying to
hold the city.
The second Galician army captur
ed Krosno after a desperate resist
ance in which the Austrian garrison
inflicted enormous losses on the Rus
sians. The combined German Austrian
armies in the theater of war do not
number two million including all re
serves while the Russians have more
than 4,000,000 already on the scene.
Venice. Work of fortifying Vien
na is proceeding rapidly. Advices re
ceived here declare that Austrians
have been thrown into state of panic
by invasion of Hungary by Russian
army. Atteck jupon capital is feared.
PLAN INSANITY AS DEFENSE OF
Akron, O., Oct. 1. Evidence to
show that Harry Boomer, 26, "toma
hawk man" murderer of Vinnie
Becker, mission worker, was abnor
mal and insane when he crashed a
heavy hatchet into the girl's head
here Monday was being gathered by
relatives of the murderer today to
save him from the electric chair.
Following the murderer's confes
sion and plea of guilty yesterday he
was scheduled to go before the Sum
mit county grand jury today. A
speedy indictment there is expected
to precede a trial that will show up
the remarkable "Dr. Jekyl and Mr.
Hyde" make-up of the defendant.
SHOTS FROM VACANT HOUSE
KILL WOMAN MYSTERY
Mrs. Rosie Dandino, 8 Union St.,
Blue Island, 111., was killed, her hus
band, Antonio, fatally wounded and
brother, James, wounded in a fusil
lade of shots fired at them from an
rempty house at State and Union sts.,
rBlue Island, last night, when they
were returning from a nickel show.
Police probing. No results yet Black
ANOTHER MUNICIPAL MARKET
With the belief that the Goldsmith
market was a success, the Municipal
Markets Commission provided for an
other public market.
The next municipal mart will be
in Congress Park, on S. Washtenaw
av. between W. Harrison and W. Van
The commission was encouraged
when Otto Weushert, the W. Ran
dolph st. market master, said that
there' had been no boycotting done
by the commission men and that the
scarcity of farmers was the result of
a lack of publicity.
Arthur Geweke of the Cook Coun
ty Farmers' and Truck Gardeners'
Ass'n said he had heard in a round
about way that the grocers were
boycotting the markets