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VILNA BEING EVACUATED BY RUSSIANS
, PETROGRAD PERILED BY GERMAN DRIVE
, Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, L. I.
t Vilna being evacuated and Russian
government making feverish prepar
ation to defend Petrograd, from at
'tack. Gen. Mackensen has inflicted an
other severe defeat on rear guard of
, Russian army that was driven from
Brest Lftovsk. He took 3,700 prison
ers. Admitted Russian counter-attacks
temporarily halted Austr6-Ger-,mans
Petrograd regards capture of the
j naval base at liga by German
'armies as certain. Strength of Ger
man armies in the Courland region
indicates operations on gigantic
scale are being planned, consequent
ly Russian munitions manufacturers
are being urged to speed production
to limit. Students of Russian tech
nical schools in many instances have
been installed as workmen.
Thousands of refugees from Kovnp
district reported to be flocking into
Innsbruck, via Berlin wireless.
After severe fighting in Seilfe Pass,
Italians have been forced to retire.
Athens. British submarine shelled
and partly destroyed bridge at Gala
ta, suburb of Constantinople.
London. Bulgarian legation had
no confirmation of Athens report
that treaty between Bulgaria and
Turkey, insuring the former's neu
trality for remainder of war, has
actually been signed.
Berlin, via London. Military sup
plies being withdrawn from fortress
of Grodno, German aviators reported.
Actual evacuation may be begun at
any moment. Russians preparing to
fall back to Lida railway.
One German army moving on
rodno from southwest within few
ies of outer forts. Troops that
ptured Lipsk on Sunday are ad-
crag on western positions of the
ess. To north, pother German
army that occupied Russian strong
hold of Olita now within striking
distance of railway running from
Grodno north to Vilna.
Petrograd. "Russia has taken first
important step toward reorganization
of government departments to meet
menace of Austro-German armies.
Council of the Empire, appointed
by czar, approved bill passed by the
Duma providing for advisory com
mittee with powers in administration
of army affairs.
Increased production of war muni
tions will be biggest and most im
portant task, but it will exercise gen
eral supervision over assembling of
all army supplies.
London Most bloodless battle of
war preceded capture by French and
British troops of German fortress of
Garus, in Kamerun. western Africa.
Not a man had been killed or
wounded and most serious damage
lone by French shell which struck a
dentist's chair. Allies had not a sin
gle casualty to report
Rome. Gen. Chinotte, though
wounded In head, chest and arm, has
refused to surrender his command
and remains at battlefront
Petrograd. Russian Caucasus
troops have taken prisoner 84 Turk
ish officers and 5,129 men and killed
2,000 of enemy's troops in recent operations.
Machine shop workers will hold a
mass meeting at Brewery Workers'
hall, 2131 Blue Island av., Friday
eve., to discuss relationship of work
ers to manufacture of munitions of
war. Rep. Frank Buchanan and oth
ers of prominence will speak. Int.
Ass'n of Machinists called meeting.
Bartenders' union 507 banquets to
night in Schlitz. hall, Division and
Ashland. Dancing. Committee is
E. Reynolds, T. Devine, H. Straus, J.
Schuhman, A. Groyd.