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cciurrj rzr j crrrrr, csca. Wednesday, September 4. iis
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Tank mI Air feiiuula Axtlt la
Routing I Imi I'niMlna (iuanl Who
W Hard laValn AUcmi
Paris, Sept. 4. French troops
nave crossed th Conim nesr Epen
ncnurt, according to th tr office
announcement today. They hare al
0 gained a foothold on th east aid
of the Canal Du Nord.
With the French Armlet In the
Field. Sept. V The battle for the
plateau north of Solutona haa uaed
up aom of the beet division re
maining In Hie German army.
Thli wss evidenced tbla morning
h,y the field being strewn with the
dead of th Prussian Ouardi. They
are piled ona on top of the other In
aoine trench and long llnet of them
ahow where the guard counter at
tacked five timet In a vain effort to
atero the tide of battle which wat
running relentleaaly agalnai them.'
Both tan hi and air squadrons con
tributed to the route of the Ouardt.
Aviator flying low over the field
net the attacking forcea with a gal
ling machine gun fir and puraued
the shattered linn aa they retired
"before the unflinching French
Tank drove Into the enemy' lines
machine gunning and shelling the
assaulting wave and opening big
gap In the German lines.
1 These suoceseee make serious In
roads upon the line or defense east
of the Allette end , on ths ptateaa
that the German troops were order
ed to hold at any cost.
BAHKIIALL ft Kill KM POHTPONKII
W AttXHNT OK BAIN
"Chicago. Sept. 4. The opening
gam of th world's aeries haa been
postponed until tomorrow on account
ARE AT CAMP LEYIS
Camp Lewis, Sept. 4. Twenty-
seven nationalities are represented
among 144 drafted men who arrived
yesterday from Oreaon and
Ington points. They are the first
of 8,000 men who are to arrive with
in th next few days.
COMPTROLLER GIVES CALL
FOR HANK STATEMENTS
Washington, Sept. 4. The comp
troller today Issued a call for state
menu from all national banks at the
close of -business, Saturday, August
GKIIMAN KMPHKX8 IlKTTKIl
RATS Zl'RIOC BISTORT
Zurich, Sopt. 4. The condition of
The German empress Is reported a
being more favorable toaay.
Portbnd, Bopt. 4, Serious nrusninouncea toaay Dy v;nanes nez, vice
and foreBt flrcf were reported doing jprrwldont and general mnnaijer of
much damage today In Hood River the Emergency Fleet Corporation,
county, Oregon, and Clarke county, I .Mr. Tier, snld moat of the new
Washington. Soldiers art helping jslilps would bo used In the Anwrl
to fight the Clnrke county fires. loan lOiutwlse trsde.
INtbllo MrrtJag Tonight at Court
house to Organise Extension
(Vnre of Training:
A public meeting, to which every
one Is Invited, will be held at the
courthouse tonight at I o'clock sharp
for the purpose of qrganlxlog an ex
tension course In military training.
Thla will be a branch of the training
school at the U. of O. at Kugnoe.
The 'aim of the organization Is to
give Instruction In military science,
to enabla and qualify men to enter
the officers' training camps to secure
commissions. A recent ruling pro
hibits men from going directly from
private Ufa lato the offlcera training
quarters, therefore there Is urgent
need of a brunch of the extension
work of the University of Oregon to
equip men In this vicinity to prepare
themselves for thla work.
An orflrer from the V. of O., and
C. A. Thomas, of Medfo(d, are ached
uled to be here tonight to fully ex
plain the course and to endeavor to
secure a class of 40 members, which
is the number required to form the
At atated above th meeting Is
open to all. and those between the
sges 'of IB and 48 art eligible to
attend. A rousing meeting Is de
sired by those behind ths movement
In this city.
TWO OIUXMKV MEN AIIK
Washington, Sept. 4. Among ths
men commissioned as second lieuten
ant at Camp Grant Include th fol
lowing from Oregon:
Private Wlllard Johnson and Ar
thur J. Woodstock, both of th Ore
gon Agricultural College.
GP JURY RK
mm m day
The Josephine county grand Jury
empaneled at'th April term of court,
completed Its business session In one
day, finishing last evening.' They
returned four Indictment and rec
ommended thst a new lock be put on
th county jail. .
Th grand jury also examined the
county home, pronounced It In
aanltary condition and atated'that
the Inmatea are receiving the best
of treatment, but recommended that
a little bolter, ventilation bo provided
by putting a window In th attic.
CANADIAN WHEAT TAKEN
BT THK OOVKRNMKXT
Ottawa, Bept 4. Compete con
trol of the purchase and aale of Ca
Wash-hdlaa wht nal b'n MUme1 t?
the government. .
PllKSTOX PKAK IURLS
KOKTH LAVA AM) ltOCKS
Yreka, Cal., Sept. 4. .Preston
peak, 85 miles east of Crescent City,
burst Into volcanlo eruption Monday,
according to the Orlaens lookout of
the United 8tatea forestry aervlce,
Tne expiogon WM violent. Lava and
k w re hurle(i leveral hundred
foot Into the air and the cloud of
fumes la reported to have covered a
I radius of five miles. Preston peak
, 7J00 fejt hRn.
Later the forest ranger stationed
ln the Ainletate reston atated that
Prorton peak waa not erupting, bnt
tlMlt - ttrfal foregt ftre back 0f it
gave It that appearance.
13.1 SHIPS ARE THE OUTPIT
FOIl MONTH OF Al fll'ST
-Phllndrlphla, Sept. 4. American
shipping watlnprensed by 33 wooden
Ivessols during August it was an-
Cnri 1b;::!i Vto Lb
V.::z Tc:zLcz3 D;!4.:!y inzzizi Er!i Kc;t
C:t Ij fei Fc-:s k;;:zr r.'::ix:d
I'arls, Bept. 4. Th British bsve
driven through the Wotan Hue as
far aa Canal Iu Nord and the pro
A wedge has been driven between
the ralnway center of Du Alx and
Cambral and menaces th enemy.
who must stop th British on the
csnsl line If they hope to save these
basea, which are most vital to the
Qerman defens In the west.
Disorganisation In th German
ranka la reported unofficially, and
there seems more thsn a possibility
thst the anemy will be unable to re
construct his defensive formations In
time to stop the British along the
canal. The main fore of th British
push Is towarda Cambral.
To th north th Germane are atlll
In full retreat and th British hav
occupied additional towns In the Lyi
London, Sept. 4. Lent haa. been
definitely evacuated by th Germans,
according to reports from 'Northern
. That he purposely set th fire
which destroyed hi grocer and con
fectionery stor and several "other
buildings at Riddle last Thuraday
night,, .was th admission of E. R.
Davidson, who waa arrested : there
last Saturday evening by Sheriff
Qulne, aaya th Roseburg Review.
Davidson was brought to this city
and after being "aweated" for sev
ers! hours, finally broke ..down .and
confessed the whole crime. - It was
about 4 o'clock Sunday morning be
fore Davidson "came through" and
told th officers what. he had don.
Davidson had bought the atore
from Kenneth Qulne, aon of Sheriff
Qulne, early last June, making but a
partial payment and leaving a bal
ance of $1,600 atlll due.
In some respects this Is a pliable
esse. Davidson has a wife an(L six.
small children, the oldest belaay 14
years of age and the youngest five
months. A boy of 11 wss paralyzed
in Infancy and haa never been able
to apeak or walk, being a constant
burden of car. Davidson also has
a physical ailment, contracted while
In service in the Philippine war,
which gives him constant trouble
and embarrassment. His wife Is also
suffering from worry and a heart
aliment that at times is serious.
Davidson was arraigned
Justice I. B. Riddle this afternoon.!
He wavled examination and was j
held to appear before the grand Jury)
In November, under a bond of 31.-
000. lie claims he can raise this
through frlenda In Washington. In
the meantime he will be Ireld In Jail.
The penalty for thla crime ranges
from one to 20 years ln the penlten-
Amsterdam, Sept. 4. The Ger
man Idea of victory aa defined by the
German crown prince in an Interview
publlshed in Budapest, Is-"to hold
nnr nan nnit tint let Sinranlvet he
vanquished." The crown prince
quoted as Baying that thts was clear
to him the moment England entered
the war. .' :
b fc::l h I!:rJ zii Tdi
Franc. Th British ar not occupy
ing the place yet because of ga
London, Sept. 4. In the pusa be
yond th Drocourt-Queanl line th
British hav reached the German
line defending the Canal Du Nort,
th war office announces. Norib of
Peronne th advanc carried the
British through Vaux wood in Tn
ders and the advanc continues.
With the British Armies In ranee,
Sept. 4. Th British ar reported to
hav taken Moeuvrec, southeast of
Queant, but th capture of the town
has not been confirmed.
Th Germans are In full flight In
the region of pans! Du Nord and ap
pear to be greatly disorganised. A
thousand more prisoner were taken
last night by th British.
Th reported capture of Lena has
not been officially confirmed, ' al
though It Is generally believed that
the British hav taken th Dkc. i
-O HIES Gil L'.'i
While driving to thla city last
night In aa auto truck from the
south, Harry Cougl and Orlando
Rose met with aa accident . that was
rather dlsastrou to Mr. Rom. 'ear
Locust Hill ranch about three. mile
south of. th.a.cU7 gnother automobile
"gav them th horn" and passed
them, but In turning out, Mr, Oougle
droVe too near th edge of th road
and th truck went down th hill.
turning over twice in th descent.
Mr. Cougle waa not Injured, nor
waa . the truck badly damaged, but
Mr. Rose was not o fortunate. Th
lob of on ear wa split, two ribs
were broken, and Dr. Loughrldg.
who attended th Injured man. stat
ed that there was scarcely any part
of the man'a body that did not yield
some cuticle. Rose waa certainly
t Is aald that Mr. Cougle was
driving with dim lights and could
not see the road very plainly. The
accident occurred at t
IS NOT YET COMPLETED
The Salvation Army drive In Jo
sephine county begun yesterday to
raise $400 for war work Is progres-
before.slng nicely, although the committee
In charge were In hopes of raising
the full quota In one day.
Up to '3 o'clock this afternoon
there waa a total of. $353.65 turned
In, according to the report of Roscoe
Bratton, chairman of the drive.
Some of those who were appoint-
ed on the committee are unable to
assist, and the few who are working
I are making strenuous efforts to fin
ish the quota tonight. If you have
"not 'yet contributed to this worthy
cause, you are earnestly requested
to hand in your dollar at once
thla evening to any 'member of the
WOMKX TO REPLACE MEN
IX THE CHl'ItCHES
Eugene. Sept. 4. Many, young
women who are students In the Eu-
j gene Bible Unlvenlty will no doubt
he r-nllpil unnn to set as nnstnrs In
Isjohuri'hes of the state during the
coming year, as a result of war con
ditions and the demand for the ser-vt-es
of tre men elsewhere.
(Jeswral Urovrder Say New Ilalea
WW Gov era the) KrglstnUioa oa
Washington, Sept. . 4. Broader
ground for exemption claims will
govern th registration on September
11 than have heretofore been In ef
fect, General Crowder announce.
Th term "Industrial occupation"
la llmlnatd and persons may get
deferred classification when engaged
In "occupations which can b estab
lished as necessary to military es
tablishment or the maintenance of
th national Interest," . -
1'. 8. CA8CALTT LIST .
in louowing casualties are re
ported by the commanding general
of th American expeditionary
forcea for today: ;
Killed in action 110
Missing In action .... 170
Wounded severely ....80l
Wounded, degree undetermlned-180
Died of wounds 31
Died of dlsena . II
Died of accident and other cause 11
Died of aeroplane accident 4
Total . 808
Wounded severely William D.
Maxwell, Baker, Or.
Wounded, degree undetermined
Justin H. Wilkin, St Helens, On.;
Corporal Ross V. Loughran South
beaoh, Or, .if...-.,.
Killed In action . I .... 8
Died of wounda ... 1
Wounded in 'action, severely -.
Wounded in action, degree ' un
determined . I
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OFF ID O IBS
Another .contingent of boys will
leave for Camp Lewis tonight to en
ter training. They are: Earl 8. San-
ford, nansotne iN. Gates, Orlando
HUler, Lester D. Calhoun, Roy C
Sharlow and Ralph. W. Maloney. Va-
los White la alternate for this con
tlngent , . ,
A. B. Rlcbey, whose home. Is in
Malheur county, and Bryan Redding,
who halls from Plentywood, Mont.,
have been Inducted tnto the service
by the local board and will leave on
the same train, as will also Edward
Howard, the negro who was taken on
th streets here a few daya ago on
the charge of being a slacker, How
ard will be In charge of one of the
other boys until they reach Camp
Lewis. . '
A. McDonell, the Portland man
who came to Grants Pass last week
for the purpose of buying black lo
cust trees to be used In making ship
treenails, left this afternoon for
points south, stating that he was un
able to secure enough trees in this
locality to make a carload. Mr, Mc
Donell says there was a misunder
standing as to his intentions to con
fiscate trees and, take them by gov
ernment order, and today stated that
it was his business to merely try to
buy them from the owners. How
ever, several of our citizens under
stood from conversing with Mr. Mc
Donell that the trees would be taken'
by government order, whether the
owners wished to Belt or not.
Grants Pass still haa shade trees,
but It Is ftnfe to predict that the
owners will sacrifice them any mo
ment our government says they are
absolutely necessary to help win the
CHICAGO I SHAKES B7 LAEC3
BOMB PLATED AT FEDERAL
3 HIIE0-41O OK
Explosion Occur at th Adam SC
Entrance No Report Made Aa
to Guilty- Parties
Chicago, Sept 4. Three persona
were killed and 78 injured today by
the exploaion of a bomb at th en
trance to th federal building.
Hundred of windows ln the neigh
borbood were shattered and in thee
buildings many persons were in
jured. . The explosion occurred at
th Adama street entranc.
Chicago, Bept. 4. What la ho
llered to hav been a bomb waa ax-,
ploded at th corner of th federal
building today. Th denonatlon
broke window in store acros th
street and on man waa killed.
I", London. Sept. 4Tb'fiermana '
are contemplating it general retire
ment from the Veele front where
th .Americans face them, according,
to Indlcatlona reported from th bat-
tlefront. Th franco-American suc
cesses have prompted the move. .
NEW COMMANDER FOR ' ' -'
THE EASTERN FRO XT
.Washington,. .Sept., 4. General
WllUam S. Craves has arrived at
Vladivostok to take command of th
American forcea on the . eastern
frntu" , (! Vr j -
lil O CF tr.D
The list of names of registrants ot
the class ot June, 1918. whose reg
istration cards are in the possession
ot the local board, and the order ot
their , liability for military . service.
and their registration number, are as
follows: , , .i
45 John Franklin, Ward, Hugo,
Ore., order No., B-a. . , .
41 Harry Gordon Neely, Grant
Pass, R. F. D. No. 2, order No. 5-b.
39 Clarence George Eraerick, Mer
lin, Ore., order No. 13-a,
46 Robert Clark Story; Wolf
Creek, Ore., order No. 18-a. .
40 Richard Every. Merlin, Ore.,
order No. 19-a.
88 Glen Allen, Grants Pass, Ore.,
order No. 19-b.
44 Luther Ruthj Grants Pass,
Ore., order No. 28-a.
43 Earl Harris Plttenger, Grants
Pass, Ore., order No. 31-a.
42 Rudolph O. Ptmperl, Grants
Pass. Ore., 204 S. Third St., order.
TO DATE SAYS MARCH
Washington, Sept. 4. General
March announced today that the to
tal embarkation of American soldiers
on all fronts has passed the 1,600,
000 mark since August 1. Over
250,000 were landed In France lit