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The Cook County News-Herald
Entered as second-class mall matter De cember 19, 1907, at the post office at Grand Marais Minn., under the act of Congress of March 3. 1879 Published Weekly at Grand Marais. Minnesota. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. MATT JOHNSON. Publisher. Official County and Village Paper. mm ATTEMPTS AT VERDUN COSTLY *•110 WN PRINCE'S ARMY LOSES MORE THAN 100,000 MEN AQAIN8T PRANCE. IFRENCH LOSSES ARE HEAVY Week's Casualties Admitted to Be About as Heavy as Those Suffered by Teutons—Battle for Riga Re newed—8lave Confident. Paris, Sept. IB.—The German crown jprioe's army has lost more than 100,• (000 men in successive attempts to Ibreak through the French lines west jef Verdun, it was officially estimated. An offloial review of the lighting in the Western Argonne was given out Isupplementary to the daily commun« ique. This review admits that in his attacks on Wednesday and Thursday !the crown prince penetrated the 'French trenches on a front of two [thirds of a mile, but declares that Ge» man losses were out of comparison to the ground gained. "Since the crown prince's army be* gan its attempts against the French lines in the Argonne it has not obtain* ed a single strategically important re .suit," said the official review. "In |one year a single German army eorps has lost more than 40,000 men. The icrown prince's army altogether the fighting 1" lost more than 100,000 men." French Losses Heavy. It is officially admitted, however^ that French losses in this week's were about as heavy as those 'suffered by the crown prince. For 13 days Belgian, British and French artillery has poured a steady fain of shells from guns of all caliber ion the German trenches from the. |6wiss frontier to the sea. The official communique reported no cessation in the bombardment. The continual pounding hae broken down rows of Teuton trenches around Arras, In the Argonne and the Champagne and has prepared the way for minor successes by the infantry. The region around Arras, near Neu ville and Rooklincourt shook with the jroar of exploding shells. Between the Somme and the Oise and in the region of Faye there were oontlnuous com* bats all night with mines and artillery. The communique reports the wrecking enemy trenohes. In the Argonne the Germans attacked energetically with bombs and hand grenades. Their foremost ranks were bathed in a shrap nel fire that tferew the enemy back. Artillery Combat Continues. At Eparges in the Wovre region i& Lorraine, at Arracourt, Parroy and Leitrey the artillery combat continues. No important Infantry fighting oc curred in the Vosges. There has been, furthermore, a particularly violent ar tillery engagement in the department of the Muse, and along the front In Lor raine. The battle for Riga has been re newed after several days' lull. The Germans under Von Beseler are vio lently attacking on the entire front from Friedrichtadt to Dlnsk and north west of Friedrichstadt are again at tempting to cross the Dvina. They have been beaten back, but official dis patches indicate the assault is growing more violent. The Russian war office has every confidence that General Russky will hold the Dvina line with out reinforcements. WILSON STUDYING DEFENSE President to Present Plans to Com 0ress at Next Session—Ready for Reports. Washington, Aug. 10.—President Wilson this week will begin a detailed study of plans for strengthening the national defenses to be presented to congress at the next session. He will discuss the subject with Secretaries Garrison and Daniels separately and will bring it before the next cabinet meeting. The president is now ready to take up the special reports which he asked Secretaries Garrison and Daniels sev eral weeks a£o to prepare for him. He will not begin writing the section ef his message to congress on national defense until after he has completed the scheduled series of conferences with his cabinet officers and the chair* pen of the house and senate naval committees. Soldiers Arrest Gamblers. 1 New Orleans, Aug. 9.—Failure of |Officials of Jefferson Parish to enforce the state laws caused Governor Hall to order a battalion of the Louisiana National Guard to raid a gambling house In South Port, a suburb of New Orleans, according to a statement is* sued by tho governor. Nearly 150 per sons were arrested, including Joseph Hyland, the proprietor. The patrons (were paroled. Governor Hall declared (that the Parish officials had failed to itake any action against the lawless 1 PAN-AMERICAN PEACE APPEAL MADE PUBLIC DOCUMENT ADDRES8ED TO POLI TICAL AND MILITARY LEAD ERS IS GIVEN OUT AT WASHINGTON. REPLIES ARE ASKED FOR WITHIN NEXT TEN DAYS Pan-American Conferees Expect With* In Reaeonable Time Enough Fav orable Answers to Warrant Them in Extending Their Aid to Arrange for Peace Congress* Washington, Aug. 16.—The Pan-Am erican appeal to Mexico, now being delivered to the. chiefs of factions and governors of states, was made publlo here by the state department. The appeal, although addressed to the political and military leaders, takes on the form of an announcement to the Mexican people themselves. A made public by the state department, the document is prefaced by this an* nouncement: "The Mexican people are informed that the following communication has, been sent to many prominent persons In Mexico who possess authority or military power within the republic." Copies to Carranza and Villa. The appeal went forward to Gen eral Carranza and Villa and to more than a score of other military and poli tical leaders throughout Mexico, be* ing transmitted by cable, telegraph and wireless, whichever method was required to reach the desired destina* Upn. As replies are asked for within ten days after the appeal is received, al though the time may be extended for cause, no further meeting of the Pan American conference is planned until they have been received or it may be apparent that some of the Mexicans addressed do not propose to reply. The conferees confidently expect within a reasonable time enough fav orable replies to warrant them in ex tending their aid to arrange for the proposed peace congress. Text of Peace Appeal. Washington.—"The undersigned, the Secretary of State of the United States the ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil, Chile and Argentina and the envoys extraor dinary and ministers plenipotentiary ef Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala, accredited to the government of the United States of America, acting sev erally and independently unanimously send to you the following communica tion. "Inspired by the most sincere spirit of American fraternity and convinced that they rightly interpret the earnest wish of the entire continent they have met informally at the suggestion of the Secretary of State of the United States to consider the Mexican situa tion to ascertain whether their friend ly and disinterested help could be suc cessfully employed to re-establish peace and constitutional order in our Sister republic. Lose Sight of Effects of War. "In the heat of the frightful struggle which for so long has steeped in blood the Mexican soil, doubtless all may well have lost sight of the dissolving effects of the strife upon the most vital conditions of the national exis tence, not only on the life and liberty of the inhabitants but on the prestige and security of the country. We can not, however—no one can doubt—that is the presence of a sympathetic ap peal from their brothers of America recalling to them these disastrous ef fects, asking them to save their moth erland from an abyss—no one can doubt, we repeat—that the patriotism of the men who lead, or aid in any way the bloody strife, will not remain unmoved no one will doubt that each and every one of them, measuring in his own conscience his share in the responsibilities of past misfortune and looking forward to his share in the glory of the pacification and recon struction of the country, will respond, nobly and resolutely, to this friendly appeal and give their best efforts to opening the way to some saving ac tion. Urge Meeting at Neutral Spot. "We, the undersigned, believe that If the men directing the armed move ments in Mexico, whether political or military chiefs, should agree to meet, either in person or by delegates, far from the sound of cannon, and with no other inspiration save the thought of their afflicted land, there to ex change Ideas and to determine the fate of the country—from such action Would undoubtedly result the strong U. S. 8oldters In Riot. Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 16— Scores ot American soldiers were participants in a riot in Nogales as a result, it is said, of a rumor that Mfeadoans had threat ened to take their guns away. Ten Mexicans were attacked before the of ficers got control of the men. One American Is reported to have been •lain In Nogales, Mex., Just across the border from here by infuriated Mexl. cans. The soldlerts that engaged In fee rioting were maofeerl of tta jpwdftk lnftttftgt -AW?' A'" COOK COUNTY NEWS-HERALD. GRAND MARAIS, MINN. COUNT P0RRA Count Porra Is the general com manding the Fifth military division of the Italian army, with headquarters at Milan. CLAIMS TO BE SISTER TO 4 THE GODDE88 OP LIBERTY New York, Sept. 4.—A well dressed woman arretted while wandering about downtown New *i York is Bellevue's latest puz zle. She saya she le a daughter 1* of the queen of England and j* sister to the Goddese of Lib erty. In the eeame of her dreae she carried $1,500 In gold and •, bankbooka showing deposits of $20,000. The bankbooks gave *j her name as Mrs. Emma Shute of Cummlnevllle, Ohio. SPURN HI6HER FREIGHT RATE! WESTERN ROADS WILL NOT AO CEPT ADVANCE ALLOWED. WIM Appeal for Rehearing ef Cases, Charging Interstate Commerce Commlesion with Inconsistency. Chicago, Sept. 4.—Western railroads will not accept the advances in freight rates allowed them by a recent decis ion of the Interstate Commerce Com mission. Acting on advice of their executive officers, the attorneys of tie various lines met in this olty and de cided to appeal from the commission's decision and to file a petition for a rehearing of the rate cases early next week. "The main ground is that we be lieve that the Interstate Commerce Commission's opinion in the rate case Is entirely inconsistent with itself and with its previous decisions," said Mr. Wright. "It is inconsistent both on the general subject of additional rev enues the railroads claimed they needed, and also specifically in the treatment of our request for higher Interstate freight rates by oiting in stances of lower intrastate rates." ORDER AFFECTS 26,000 MEN Standard Oil Gives Workers 8-Hour Day in Place of 10»Hour Schedule. New York, Sept. 4.—Announcement pt a cut In the 10-hour day and the pdoption of an 8-hour sohedule by the standard 4)11 company of New Jersey as made here on behalf of the board iof directors of that concern. Twenty five thousand workers were said to be jaffeoted by the order which would be come effective Sept. 15. The announcement issued in behalf fDf the company reads aa follows: "In accordance with the policies of [this company to keep its wages and working conditions equal to* or In ad* jTance of, the wages and worldag con ditions of other men doing a similar plass of work, has been decided to adopt the 8-howr day. This change! will be made without loss to the Crookston Boy Kltte Self. Crookston, Minn., Sept. 4.—Bail [Dittman, aged tl, son of Mr. and Mrs. .William Dittman, residing three miles couth of CffooketOB. oommltted sufc iclde. He was despondent beoause of 'iH health. Lie Paeeed at Kane Probe. Minneapolis, Sept ir-Aoousatiooq ef misconduct on the part of James T. Kane, depoeed head of the mete# vending branch of the city works department, various charges, came water* and denials of th so fast that It thick was [£2 almost necessary one time to eaH the 7 polioe to order In the council ootnmltteo which [is conducting the investigation Into at* fairs of the waterworks office. The lie was. passed aevepal tfme duriBf 4he heartm. r* «, 1, ji* i,"' i'" 'V' STATE OF MINNESOTA, I County of Cook. I IN DISTRICT COURT, Eleventh Judi clal District. John F. Killorin, Plaintiff, John H. Johnson, Leonard McHugh, 11. H. Phelps, Cook County Iron and Land Company, a corporation, Carl 6. Stubstadt. A. O. Hubbell, Louts A. Hall, W. H. T. Hughes, Inter-State Company, a corpora tion, John Holleran, Jennie Kro Janker, Robert Krojanker, John Nordquist, Conglomerate Land Company, a corporation, J$ns Mikkelsen. Thore Mikkelsen, Karen Benson, Thonnette Larson, Bernt Johnson, Axel H. Mikkelsen, Karl L. Mikkelsen, Betsey M. Mikkelsen, Kristian N. Mikkelsen, Arthur H. Mikkelsen, Olof M. Mikkelsen, Haakon S. Mik kelsen, Andrew H. Bell, Olline Mekkelsen, Edward Sargent Batch, Pulpwood Log Com pany, a corporation, John F. Segog, Interstate Company, a cor poration, Peter PetersDn, Gary E. Mordux, Eliza Mordux, I. Frei muth, Theodore M. Heliuski, Martha Segog, Chris Peterson, Albert L. Lindeke, Al. M. Lester, Grace' Lester, F. D. McMillen. Mary Olson, Henry Johnson, John Sundeen. Catherine Schila sted, Ellen Schibsted, Ralph Schibsted, Lewis A. Hall. Mary Hubbell, E. D. Graff, Melvina W. Graff, Annie S. Sundeen, sole Heir and Devisee ol the Estate of John Bundeen. deceased, The Marais Investment Company, a corporation M. R. Denning, William H. Den ning, Lucy B. Denning Lewis A. Hall and Lewis B. Hughes, Executors and Trustees under the last will and testament of William H. T. Hughes, deceased, Olive P. Hughes, John A. Hughes, Lewis B. Hughes, James W. Hughes, Olive W. Hughes, John Wicknam, William Wickham, Catherine Wickham, James Wickham, The Bank of Commerce of Superior, Wisconsin, a Banking corporation, Bridget Stark, Robert Stark, Clara Stark, Nellie Stark, John Timothy Stark, James Alphonzo Strk.John Wickham, Executor of the Estate of John Holleran. doceased, and all other persons or parties un known, claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the complaint herein, Defendants. SUMMONS The State of Minnesota to the Above Named Defendants:— You are hereby summoned and re quired to answer the complaint of the plaintiff in the above entitled action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Cook Couuty( Minnesota, and to serve a copy of yoar answer to the said complaint on the subscribers at their offices in the Lyceum Building, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, within twenty days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and, if you fail to answer the said complaint with in the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded In said complaint. Dated this 1st day of September, A. D. 1915. ARNOLD & ARNOLD. Attorneys for Plaintiff, 603-608 Lyceum Building, 0-16 Duluth. Minnesota STATE OF MINNESOTA, 1 County of Cook. I IN DISTRICT COURT. Eleventh Judi cial District. John F. Killorin, Plaintiff, John H. Johnson, Leonard McHugh, H. H. Phelps, Cook County Iron and Land Company, a corporation, CarlG. Sabstadt. A. C. Hubbell, Louis A.Hall, W. H. T. Hughes, Inter-State Company, a corporation, John Hollerau, Jennie Krojanker, Robert Krojanker, John Nord quist, Conglomerate, Land Com pany, a corporation, Jens Mikkelsen, Thora Eickelsen, Karen Benson, Thonnette Larson, Bernt Johnson. Axel H. Mikkeison, Karl L. Mikkeison, Betsey M. Mik kelsen, Kristian N. Mikkelsen, Arthur H. Mikkelsen, Olof M. Mik kelsen. Haakon S. Mikkelsen And rew H. Bell, Olline Mikkelsen, Edward Sargent Hatch, Pulpwood, Log Company, a corporation, John F. Segog. Interstate Company, a corporation, Peter Peterson, Cary E. Mordux, Aliza Mordux, I. Frei muth, Theodore M. Helinski, Martha Segog, Chris Peterson, Albert L. Lindeke, AI. M. Lester, Grace Lester, F. D. McMillen, Mary Olson, Henry Johnson. John Snn. deen, Catherine Schibsted, Ellen Shibsted, Ralph Schibsted, Lewis A. Hall, Mary Hubbell, E. 1), Graff, Melvina W. Graff, Annie S. Sundeen, Sole Heir and Devisee of the Estate of John Sundeen, de ceased, The Marais Investment Company, a corporation, M. it. Denning, William H. Denning, Lucey B. Denning, Lewis A, Hall, and Lewis, B. Hughes, Executors and Trustees, under the last will and testament of Wil liam H. T. Hughes, deceased, Olive P. Hughes, John A. Hughes, Lewis fi. Hughes. James W. Hughes, Olive W. Hughes, John Wickham, William Wiokham, Catherine Wickham, James Wickham, Brid get Stark, Robert Stark, Clara Stark, Nellie Stark, The Bank of Commerce of Superior, Wis consin, a Banking corporation, John Timothy Stark, James Al phonzo Stark, John Wickham, Ex ecutor of the Estate of John Hol leran, deceased, and all other persons or parties unknown claim ing any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate described in the complaint heiein, Defendants. NOTICE OF LIS PENDENS. You will please to take notice, that an action has been commenced in the District Court for Cook County, Minnesota, by the above named plaintiff against the above named defendants the object of which is as iollows, to-wit: 1. For a partition of the property herein after described in accordance with the interests and proportion of the lands owned by the plaintiff and the respective defendants. 2. For the sale thereof, if it shall be found to the best interests of the owners that a sale shall be made. 3. That the adverse claims of eace and every of the defendants be tried, and the rights of each and every of the adverse claimants, and the rights of each and every of the parties respectively be determined. 4. That each and every of the defendants be forever enjoined and barred from making any clajm against the interests of this plain tiff in said property, or any part or portion thereof. 5. For snch other and further relief as to the Court may seem just and equitable based upon the facts and allegations of the com plaint. The complaint of the plaintiff in this action is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court in and for said Cook County, Minnesota. The property described In said com plaint and herein referred to is situated in the County of Cook and State of Minnesota, and described as follows, to-wit: West half of the Northeast quarter, Sontb east quarter of the Northwest quarter and Lot Two, in Section Thirty, Towuship Bixty flveNorth, of Range Five West of the 4th Fractional Southwest quarter of Section Eighteen. Township Sixty-four North, of Kange Three West of the 4th P. M. Northeast quarter of the Northeast quar ter of Section Fifteen, and North half or the Northwest quarter and Southeast quarter of M—'"-west quarter of Section hln Slxi.v-fnnr the Northwest quarter of Section Fourteen, In Township Sixty-four North,, of Kaiure Five Weat of the 4th P.M. Five Weit 8 North half of the Northwest quarter, South west quarter of the North-west quarter and Northwest auarter of the Southwest quarter of Section Twenty-eight, Township Sixty-five North, of Range Five West of the 4th P. M. Lots Seven and Eight In Section Six Lots One, Two and Three in Section Seven and Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section Eight, Township Sixtv-four North, of Range Four West of the 4th P. M, Northeast quarter of the Southeast quar ter of Section Twenty, and Southwest quar ter of the Northwest quarter and West half of the Southwest quarter of Seotion Twenty, one, Township Sixty-four North, of Range Four West of the 4th P. M. Lots Two, Six, Seven and Ei«ht and South west quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Three, Township Sixty-four North, of Range Five West of the 4th P. M. Lots Three and Four and the South half of the Northwest quarter of Section Three, Township Sixty-four North, of Range Five West of the 4th P. M. Southeast quarter of the Northwest quar ter, South half of the Northeast quarter and Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section Twenty-eight, Township Sixty-five North, of Range Fve West of the 4th P. M. Lot Four and the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter and Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section Thirty five, township Sixty-five north, of Range ive West of the 4th P. M. East half of the Northwest quarter and East half of the Southwest quarter of Section Fourteen, Township Sixty-four North, of Range Four West of the 4th P. M. Lots One, Five and Eight and the South west quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section Nine. Township Sixty-four North, of Range Fi ve West of the 4th P. M. Dated this 1st day of September, A. D. 1915 ARNOLD & ARNOLD, Attorneys for Plaintiff. No. 2044 NOTICE! OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION. °f^lce, °i County Auditor. County of Cook, State of Minnesota. and M. Zimmerman, John G. Howard, T. W. Mayhew: You are hereby notified that the following described oiece or parcel of land, situate in the County of Cook, State of Minnesota, and known and described'as follows, to-wit Undivided three-fifths (Und. 3/5) East one half of North West Quarter (El/2 of NW&) of Section Twenty-four (24), Township Sixty one (6l), Range One (1) West, is now assessed in your name that on the 10th day of May, A. D. 1909, at the sale of land pursuant to the Real Estate Tax Judgment duly given and made in and by the District Court in and for said County of Cook on the aoth day of March, A. D, 1909 in proceedings to enforce the payment of taxes delinquent upon real estate for the year 1907. for the said County of Cook, the above described piece or parcel of land was duly offered for sale and no one bidding upon said offer an amount equal to that for which said piece or parcel was subject to be sold to-wit: our Dollars and ten cents, and the same was duly bid in for the State of Minnesota for said sum. That thereafter and on the llth day of Au gust 1913, I he said piece or parcel of land not then having been redeemed from said sale was sold and conveyed at ipublic sale by the county auditor of said county pursuant to the order and direction of the state auditor «tbe State of Minnesota, and in accordance with the provisions of the statutes in such case made and provided, for the sum of Fif teen and nine one hundredths (#15.09) Dollars duly paid to the County Treasurer of said County, and the amount required to re deem said piece or parcel of land from said sale, exclusive af the costs to accrue npon this notice, is the sum of Fifteen Dollars and nine cents, and interest at the rate of twelve percent (12 per cent) per annum as provided »v 'roin «*ld, mb day of August. A. D. 1913, to the day such redemption is made, and that the said tax certificate has been presented to me by the holder thereof and the time for redemption of said piece or Jand from said sale will expire sixty (60) days after the service of this notice and proof thereof has been filed in my office. Witness my hand and official seal this 7th day of August, A. D. 1915. T, I. CARTER. County Anditor. Cook County, Minnesota. (County Auditor's Seal) No. 2043. NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF RE DEMPTION. Office of the County Auditor, County of Cook, State of Minnesota. To Ragnarson, Marble, R. M., R, M. Marble, Swanstrom, E. G., E. G. Swanstrom, Hale. J. T. et. al.. J. T. Hale, et. al: You are hereby notified that the following described piece or parcel of land situated in the County of Cook and State of Minnesota, and known and described as follows, to-wit: Und. 1/12 Lot 2 of Section 34, Township 65, Kange 4 West, is now assessed in your name that on the 8th day of May, 1911, at the sale of land pursuant to the Real Estate Tax Judg ment duly given and made in and by the Dist fV°j 'n aud slsned fos said County of Cook on the 2drd day of March, A. D. 1911, in proceed tngsto enforce the payment of taxes delin quent upon real estate for the year 1909 for said County of Cook, the above piece or parcel of land was sold to the State of Minnesota for the sum of One Dollar aud eleven cents, and was on the 1st day of September, 1915, as- by the State of Minnesota for the sum ot*°ur Dollars and seventy-three cents, that the amount required to redeem said piece or parcel of land from said assignment exclusive of the costs to accrue upon this no tice, is the sum of Four Dollars and seventy three cents, and interest thereon at the rate per cent per annum from said 1st day or September 1915 to the day such redemption is made and that the tax certificate has been presented to me by the holder thereof, and the time for redemption of said piece or parcel °f ian, Lsfr1om 8al* assignment will expire sixty (60) days after the service of this notice and proof thereof has been filed in my office, Witness my hand and official seal this 3rd day of September, A, D. 1915, T. I. CARTER, County Auditor, Cook County, Minnesota. LCounty Auditor'B Seal 9.23 No. 2042 NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF RE DEMPTION. Office of the County Auditor, County of Cook, State of Minnesota. Louis Hall, Swanstrom, E. G.t E, G. Swanstrom, Marble, R. M., R. M. Marble, Pulpwood Log Co: You are hereby notified that the following described niece or parcel of land situated in the County of Cook and State of Minnesota, and known and described as follows, to-wit: Und. 1/12 Lot 12. Section 33, Township 65, Ranges West, is now assessed in your name that on the 8th day of May, A. D. 1911, at the sale of land pursuant to the Real Estate Tax judgment, duly given and made In and by County of Cook on the 23rd day ofMarclTA. i9ii. in proceedings to enforce the payment of taxes delinquent upon real estate for the year 1909, for said County of Cook, the above piece or parcel of land was sold to the State of Min nesota for the Bum of One Dollar and seven ty-two cents, and was on the 1st day of Sep tember, 1915, assigned by the State of Minne sota tor the sum of Five Dollars and eighty two cents that the amount required to re deem said piece or parcel of land from said assignment exclusive of the costs to accrue upon this notice is the sum of Five Dollars and eighty-two cents and interest thereon at the rate of 12 per cent per annum Irom said 1st day of September, 1915, to the day such re demption is made, aud that the tax certifi cate has been presented to me by the holder thereof, and the time for redemption of said piece or parcel of land from Baid assignment expire sixty (60) days after the service of this notice and proof thereof has been filed in uiy office. Witness myfcand and official seal this 3rd day of (September, 1915. T. I. CARTER irw County Auditor ,M. j, Cook County, Minnesota. (County Auditor's 6eal) 9-23 Remember That every added sub scriber kelps tomake tkis paper better foteTerybodj 1,870 BRITISH DIE CROWDED TROOP8HIP 8TRIKE9 TURKISH MINE AT ENTRANCE TO DARDANELLES. TURKISH FORCES IN TRAP Important Part of Ottoman Troop^ Surrounded on Galllpoli Peninsula Is Report—Italians Claim Cap ture of Austrian City. Berlin, 8ept. 4.—The German troope which are advancing on the Important Russian port of Riga, on the Baltic, have made a further conee quential gain. Official announcement was made here that they captured a position northwest of Friedrichs. stadt, whJoh is about 40 miles from Riga. Berlin, Sept. 4.—A British transport Struck a mine off the entrance to the Dardanelles and sank with 320 offi cers, 1,250 men and a crew of 300, according to a dispatch from Sofia. All aboard were drowned. Six hundred bodies have been recovered. Turkish Forces Surrounded. London, Sept. 4.—The surrounding of an important part of the Turkish forces on the Galllpoli peninsula by troops of the entente allies is report ed in advices from Athens to a Paris news agency. The surrender of the surrounded troops is said to be im minent. The British press is not greatly pleased at the reception by the United fitates of Germany's promise to mod ify her submarine campaign. It com plains that a promise which does noti Include protection for merchantmen is inadequate. Negotiations between Turkey and Bulgaria concerning railroad conces sions to the latter are again under way. It is not expected in quarters favorable to the entente Allis that they will prove successful. Austrian City Falls. Rome, Sept. 4.—Roverto, the larg est Austrian city to fall before the Italian armies, is being slowly occu pied by the king's troops. The Rovereto forts, which blocked the Italian advance on Trent, only 13 yniles away, were blown up and the Austrians began to evacuate the city, retreating northward up the Adige val ley in the direction of Trent. Before retiring the enemy forces demolished pll the historic Italian monuments and pet fire to the homes of Italian resi dents. Capture of Roverto marks the great est single victory in the Italian ad vance upon Trent, the goal of General Cadorna's forces in the north. Though the Austrians have con structed barricades across the valley between Roverto and Trent, military men here believe the Italian troops will approach Trent itself before win ter halts military operations. TURKS MURDER CHRISTIANS American inister at Teheran Asserts at Least 1,000 Persians Were Killed—Disease Claims 4,000. New York, Sept. 4.—At least 1,000 Christians were killed and about 4,000 others died of disease in Urumiah, Persia, during the five months of Turkish occupation, according to a let ter received by J. L. Caldwell, Amer ican minister at Teheran, from Dr. William A. Shedd of Urumiah, and paade publio here by the Presbyterian board of foreign missions. Of the 6,500 Christian families in the district, Dr. Shedd said that all except 1,000 were robbed of all their possessions and nearly all suffered some loss. He said the total loss to Christians had been estimated at $2, 500,000, and added that the Presby terian mission sustained a loss of |10,000 during one attaok. Consider ably more than a hundred Christian girls turned Moslems during the Turk ish occupation, the writer said in the hope of escaping violence. POLK WILL SUCCEED LANSINQ Hew York Corporation Counsel Chosen to Fill Position of Counsellor of the 8tate Department Washington, Sept 4.—Frank L. Polk, air accomplished lawyer, who Stands high in the esteem of Presi dent Wilson, Secretary of the Treas ury McAdoo, and Secretary of State Lansing, has been picked by the last named to fill the position of coun sellor of the state department. Mr. Polk is at present the corpora, tlon counsel of his native city, New* Tork. He is the son of Dr. William Mecklenburg Polk, dean of the Cor* Hell medical school, the gvandson of the Confederate Btshop-QeBeeal Leon |Aae Polk and the grand-nephew ef President James K. Polk. Take 10 BocNee from WA. Honolulu, Kept 4.—Ten saose bodiee were found crowded Into the wflte too® of-the United States submarine N when a bole waa out through tte steel plates to effect an entrance. One body was identified as that of Ivan U, *Mahan, machinist's mate, of Lima* Ohio. So far 13 bodies have been take* from the hold 'of the submarine. Otb^ ers, many in a fragmentary state and, badly decomposed, have been In nil tail covered with wreckage la the la*.