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BRITISH TRANSPORT MINED, 1,800 DROWNED
GERMANS OCCUPY GRODNO RUSS FLEE
Berlin, via Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J. Gen. Von Hindenburg's troops
have captured Grodno fortress and
city of Grodno on right bank of the
Niemen. """ --
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L I.
British transport struck mine off
entrance to Darnanelles and sank
with 320 officers, 1,250 men and crew
of 300. All aboard drowned. Six
hundred bodies recovered.
London. Japan is furnishing rifles
and artillery to allies. Hundreds of
thousands of rifles, manufactured -in
Japan, received by British govern
ment Berlin, via Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J. Cologne Gazette, in article
pointing out success of Germany's
submarine warfare state Great Brit
ain has lost one out of every twenty
merchantment above 100 tons.
Paris. Absolute quiet along entire
battlefront, so far as infantry actions
were concerned, reported by war of
fice. Artillery engagements contin
ued throughout night.
Berlin, via Wireless to Tuckerton,
N. J. German authorities in Warsaw
restored to Catholic clergy property
confiscated by Russian government
Rome Rovereto, largest Austrian
city to fall before Italian armies,
being occupied by king's troops.
Rovereto forts, which blocked the
Italian advance on Trent, only 13
miles away, blown up yesterday and
Austrians began to evacuate city, re
treating northward up Adige valley
in direction of Trent Before retir
ing enemy forces demolished all his
toric Italian monuments and set fire
to homes of Italian residents.
Capture of Rovereto marks great
est single victory in Italian advance
upon Trent, goal of General Cador
na's forces in north.
London. Belgian steamer Rou
manie and British steamer Whitefield
Bunk by submarines. Crews landed.
Petrograd. Fortress of Grodno,
last of Russian strongholds guarding
Niemen river line, has been surren
dered to Germans, but city itself re
mains in hands of Slavs.
Tactics used at Warsaw are being
employed agan. Guns removed from
fortress have been mounted on right
bank of the Niemen and are prevent
ing Germans from crossing to city of
Meanwhile Russian lines are being
reformed east of city, practically all
the heavy guns in the fortress were
dismantled or destroyed before the
garrison withdrew and Germans
found little valuable booty.
Around Vilna and Fridrichstadt the
Russians are maintaining successful
resistance against German attacks.
In southeast retirement of Slav ar
mies continues. Russians probably
will abandon Galician territory entire
ly in falling back to their new posi
tions. Paris. Athens dispatch to news
agency says large Turkish force Bur
rounded by allies at Dardanelles.
DUNNE CALLS STOCK RAISERS
TO IMPORTANT SESSION
Springfield, III., Sept 3. Fears of
farmers and stock raisers of Illinois
that the present outbreak of foot and,
mouth disease may yet prove as dis
astrous as tlie last outbreak caused
Gov. Dunne to call a meeting of the
heads of all stock raisers' associa
tions in the state. Meeting will be
held at 10 o'clock Monday morning
at Hotel La Salle, in Chicago.
Mayor Thompson yesterday turn- .
ed over the letter the Civil Service
Reform league sent him to Percy
Coffin, president of the commission.
The letter charges the board with
malfeasance of office and favoritism.
The mayor will reply "When he re
ceives Coffiin's report.