BREST L1T0VSK, STRONGEST
RUSS FORTRESS, FALLS
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L. I.
Fortress of Brest Litovsk, Russia's
greatest stronghold, taken by the
Russians believed to be retreating
eastward and northeastward, right
flank protected by forests to north
and left flank covered by marshes
that delayed Austro-German advance
Ease with which Brest Litovsk was
taken one of greatest military sur
prises of war. Fortress under direct
attack but few days.
Believed several thousand Rus
sians were taken when fortress fell.
Russian strategic plans did not pro
vide for surrender of fortress for at
Loss of Brest Litovsk makes it im
perative Russians surrender whole of
Brest Litovsk line of defense upon
which Slavs had depended to stop the
German rush after fall of Warsaw.
Kovno and Kovel, extreme ends of
great defensive line, already in the
hands of Austro-Germans. Fall of
Bielostok and Grodno, only other
points of importance, expected.
Paris. Sixty-two French aviators
bombarded German munition fac
tories at Dillingen, Bavaria, in great
est air raid of war.
Aviators flew 150 miles and return
from French aviation camp in Vos
ges region. Dropped 150 bombs upon
munition works, of which thirty were
of large caliber, carrying high ex
plosives. In no other air raid in world war
have so many aviators been engaged.
War office reported bombardment by
French aviators of railway station at
Offenburg in Baden.
Cardiff. Miners strike off; 1,000
returned to work. Officials of miners
advised men to return pending out
come of conference with government.
Fresh trouble foreseen when 2,000
miners in Llanhilleth district quit
because they were dissatisfied with I
government's award. Two other
South Wales collieries closed at the
Rome. Large bodies of Austro
German troops massed near Inns
bruck. Paris. King Albert of Belgium
given tremendous ovation by French
soldiers on first trip of inspection to
French battle front.
SERVIA MAY SWING BALKANS TO
AID OF ALLIES
London, Aug. 26. Serbia has tak
en an important step toward secur
ing the aid of the other Balkan coun
tries in the attack on Constantinople,
it was persistently reported in deplo
matic circles today.
The note from the Serbian gov
ernment, handed to the Italian for
eign office by the Serbian minister
Ristic yesterday, does not contain an
unqualified agreement that Serbia
will cede Macedonia to Bulgaria, ac
cording to information from sources
usually well informed. But it does
placate Italy, thus paving the way for
the second step in the Balkan nego
tiations by which the allies hope to
gain Bulgaria's aid, it is reported
here. At the same time Serbia, it is
understood, indicates to the allies
that she is not averse to making con
cessions to Bulgaria if she receives
some assurances in return.
WILL QUESTION KAYSER'S WIFE
What does the grief -stricken widow
of Rev. E. A. M. Kayser, Gary, Ind.,
know of her husband's murder? Po
lice will question her today.
She is not suspected of complicity,
but it is believed she was aware of
plots being made against her hus
band. The police are positive the minis
ter was murdered because of his ac
tivity in the German cause. Geo.
Sne'der, parishioner of the slain
minister, was arrested today but re
leased when he satisfied' the police his
cuts and bruises were the result of -a
fist fight. j
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