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I-IIBM-I! ATTAIK IX (HAMI'Ad.NK
KWJIOV. AMKRH'A.NH IIIKY
After Hour, of luireW Urum Hre
the Frrneh Uumhinl Attack In
Parle, Sept. 26. The new tilled
thrust In the wett It on a front which
hM not been very active, since the
Oermani fatted in their advance In
the Champagne region and were de
feated In their offensive July 15 eatt
and weet of Rhelms. The French
aoldlera are attacking In the Cham
pagne eertor and the Americana (o
the eastward. .
Great potslbllltiea might reetilt
from a meceMful advance eait of
Rhetms, aa the German communica
tions would be severed and formid
able enemy poaltlona from Arraa to
Loan endangered, with the Import
em aouthern end of the German
London, Sept. 26. The French
American attack waa on a 40-mile
front, between 8ulppe and the River
Meme. The Oermani abandoned
their forward poaltlona and offered
little realatance. The allied forcea
penetrated for tome mike.
With the French Army In France.
Sept. II. The attack waa along a
wide front, and the newt of the battle
Ii excellent according to the officers.
The French have taken the town of
flervon and Navarln Farm which
nave been In German handa since
Paris. 8opt, 26. The American
' and French troops begun a joint at
tack this morning In the Champagne
front and In the region beyond It on
the east. , ,
Renewed German attacks north of
the Alane were rwpulscd. At one
point where the Oermani obtained a
foothold they were ejected.
London, Sept. 26. Th Oerman
Irdomea at Buhl, 25 miles southwest
of Karlshue and Kalaerslautern, 'be
tween Mots and Mannheim, have
keen bombed by British machines.'
With 'the French Army In Fran-e,
Sept. 28. The French troops attacl.
ed In the Champagne, region In . a
thick fog, after hours of Intense
drumfire'. Early Indications were
that the attack waa progressing most
London, Sept. 26. Northwest of
St. Quentln the British continued the
pressure and captured enemy strong
holds In the neighborhood of Solency
and Grlcourt. They likewise advanc
ed In Flanders and north of LaBasse.
BEFORE FINAL TEST
Washington, Sept. 26. Plana for
vote by the senate on the federal
woman's suffrage amendment was
virtually abandoned In the midst of
debate. The polls are said to have
ahown one or two votes short of the
two-thirds necessary to win, there
fore the leader decided to watt until
every possible vote could be mustered.
ML MUSTER ALL VOTES
UIID IIEXT YEAR
ComalWe ntiuiJlM of Irrigation
iHafrtit aad Elm IHrrctora Will
Hmeflt (Ity Urn-Una
At a meeting In this city yesterday
the organisation of the Irritation
district of ranchers whose Una will
come under tbe gravity Irrigation
ayetara on the north side "of the
Rogue waa perfected. The following
directors were elected: A. 0. Hood
Dr. II. Flanagan, K. , llammer-
bachetvO. 8. Baton and J. M. Brans
Approximately 1,500 acres have
been signed up, which la aufflrlent to
Justify the organisation, and the
queatlon of securing a right or way
through, the elly for the ditch will
be voted on at the coming election.
The realdenta of the city ahould sup-
port the proposition unanimously.
In addition to the rich farm land
to be Irrigated, all those gardens In
the weat part of the city will come
under the ditch which will make that
district a veritable flower and vege
table garden. It Is presumed that
the ditch will run along M street.
Work will be commenced as soon as
the matter la voted on at the Novem
ber election and It la the Intention
to have everything finished and wa
ter on the land by the flrat of next
Washington, Sept. 25. A state of
war exlate between Oraill and Aus
tria, though so far there has been no
The Hraxlllan minister at Vienna.
has closed his legation and departed
for Braall. and It la understood that
the Austrian mlnlater at Rio de Jan-
lero la returning to hla country abort
ly. Nearly a year ago Itrasll declared
war on Germany.
With a view of Investigating the
advisability of building a road to
connect up with the Copper King
mine near Placer. V. S. Bramwell.
president of the Chamber of Com
merce, and Ed Und. road supervisor
for Josephine county, apent a couple
of days In that vicinity this week,
returning home Wednesday. .
Tbe owners of the Copper King are
desirous of securing a road over
which they can haul their ore to this
city. .The Copper King Is located
about 10, miles from the Josephine
eounty line, the stretch of road that
the company 'la asking the county to
construct being, about 2tt or three
miles in length, ill. w, Webber, su
perintendent of the Conner King.
statea that they expect to build their
own road from the county line to the
mine, and says further that If Jose
phine county la short of road funds
his company will go ahead and con
struct the road If the county will re
imburse him next year. The approx
imate cost of the three mille stretch
of road Is placed at $6,000. ,
Messrs, Llnd and Bramwell are of
the 'opinion that such a road, open
ing up considerable mining territory
and thousands of acres of merchant
able timber, would be a very valuable
one to the county and Grants Pass.
Bv constructing the short mart. Mr.
iBrannwell states, much of thla fine
tlnrber can easily be gotten to mar
ket. , To further consider the mat
ter, a meeting will be held at the
county courthouse next Wednesday.
it is reported that the Medford
Commercial club Is seriously consid
ering the matter of constructing a
mart to thft iTonnnv tflnir with ttia
view also of opening up a section of
country bristling with commercial
timber, as well aa securing the trade
from the mines,
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FOE WEAR RIVER JORDAN
Otters l!ay Lcse 80,CC0 Jilersfcs,
mi by tow Aro cf
Me llxj Prb::crs
London, Sept. 16. The Fourth
Turkish army on tbe Palestine front
is virtually surrounded In the region
eaat of tbe Jordan river and face's an
nihilation by General Allenby'a for
ces, according to the day'a advices.
The total number of. nrlsoners
taken has Increased to 45,000.
The annihilation of , the Fourth
army would complete cleaning up of
the Turkish forcea In Palestine, ac
counting for about 80,000 men.
Salonlki; Sept, 26. iBulaarta his
been Invaded by the allied troops, ac
cording to the British official state
ment. British troops entered Bul
garian territory opposite Kosturlno,
about six miles south of the Strumit
is enemy base, , '
,' London, Sept. 26. Reports In of
ficial quarters indicate (hat tha PH.
IfP-Velea road haa been cut t frvor,
laming me mitt Bulgarian army
from Ita main line of communication.
placing It In a precarious position.
S,x:e road opeijed
IN DEL tlTE HY
A. O. Church wood has Just return
ed from the Rattlesnake chrome
camp in Del Norte county, where he
was time keeper and had charge of
the commlsaary department. These
mine are being opened up by the R.
D. Adams Chrome company of San
Francisco, aa are also the chrome
mines on Gordon Mountain and High!
Plateau. Considerable ore haa been
shipped from the latter mines, from
FIRE GREET BOMBERS OF BRUGES
London, Sept. 26. Perils risked
by British airmen In night bombing
of Bruges, a most important German
aubmarlne base In Belgium are gra
phically described by Captain Paul
Bewsher, D. 6. C, or the British Roy
al Air iForce. Bruges hat been sub
jected to air attacks so often that It
la now considered one of the best de
fended cities on the western front. -
'The ullot and observer of a Brit
ish llxht bombing machine proceed
ing to 'Bruges have usually no diffi
culty la finding their way, as a haze
of light from the searchlights can be
seen 20 to, 30 miles off." the captain
writes. "As they draw nearer they
see a mate of 15 or 16 searchlights
moving restlessly over the town,
looking for some machines whose en
gine haa teen heard. .: Suddenly, they
see .the red. flaBh of a bursting bomb
and then another and another. At
once chalna of brilliant emerald-colored
balls of fire pour upwards ,.ln
ceaseless tinea, filling the sky with
green bubbles of light. The ma
chine Is not picked up. and gradu
ally, the lights and .'shell-tire die
'Now they are drawing nearer.
and the observer crawls through a
little door Into the nose of the ma
chine, examines , his bomb-handle,
and adjusts the bomb-dropping
sight. As he kneels, a heavily muf
fled figure, In his little wooden
cock-pit, 10,000 feet over nothing, he
AHs, F&t fcly td
- D:ri:a H knizi
Tbe First army la en the allied left.
The Serbians reached tha nut.
skirts of Ishtrb, an Important Bui
garlan bate. Tuaadav. Tha RarKa at
so took Oradsko, southeast of Uikub,
which was defended by Oerman
troopa. Enormoua auppllea and lv
guns were taken.
PiHt a.. a k. - i -
wfv. iuv unmoor oi
Turkian prisoners taken In Paivatlne
. . . . f
. London. 8ept. 26. The British In
extending their occupation of terrl
tory in the region of the 6ea of Gall
lee have occupied Tiberias, Semakk
and EaSamra. . In pushing to ,, the
east of the Jordan river the Brltinh
took the strategic town of Amman
on tne iiedjas railway.
Athena, 8epL 26. The Bulearlan.
are inoignt toward Valandovm wtth
tne British and Greeks flurauini-
inem. . ; , .
Watera Creek, but thua far. no ore
has been shipped from the Rattle
anake district, although a new is
mile road has been built from theaa
mines to Crescent City; over which
the ore will be hanled for shipment
About 1,500 tons of ore have been
... . -i. .
mien out and there la said to oe
much more In sight. Mr. Churchwood
statee that operations at these mines
will be abut down aa soon as winter
weather aeta In.
Marshfield, Sept. 26. The old
Klondvke coal mln nr J)u um
waa this morning opened, the first
time for 20 years: 160,000 tons of
coal was found still in the tunnel
OF FLAL1E AND
la so absorbed watching the ground
that hie surroundings seem to him
perfectly normal; he la entirely at
his ease, ;,
"Below, he sees the black line of
the canal which he Is using as a
guide. He turna the pilot to the left
with a wave of hla hand, and then
again to the right,, and stops him
with an uplifted arm.-
"Ahead he can see the dark mass
of the town, arid to the left the long
basins of the docks. Far to the left
ties the dark line of the Belgian coast
and over Ostende and Zeebrugge
move the sentinel searchlights. Uni-
get lies dark and dim, snatching a
brief rest from its tumultuous night.
"The observer waves his hand, and
the roar of the engines dlea away In
to silence, as the machine dives to
ward Its? target. He unstraps his
bomb handle and leans far over the
front, looking down to the shining
water, of the dock, absorbed in fol
lowing the course of the little metal
car or the sight. It touches the docks
and crosses them. With a quick ges
ture, he guides the pilot to the left.
and the bar sweeps round and crosses
the section of the quay he wishes to
He checks the pilot, and' holds
hli bomb-lever In readiness. Hun
dreds of Germans stand watting at
their guns, machine guns, search-
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FHIE- III SIGHT
Oowensaeat tfertallmeat of Flour
ihtHmt SU to lie Caoae of Ser
With the government handicapping
tbe mllli of the northwest In grind
lng sufficient wheat Into flour, there
is threatened a famine In mlllfeed
for stockmen to feed their dalrr cat
tle, aays tbe Portland Telegram. With
nothing to feed their cows' aside
from hay, which ia extremely hign
priced, there is bound to be a short
age of milk. .Prices for thla commod
Ity, It I feared, will aoar to aa alti
tude never before dreamed of. Event-
ally there will be a scarcity of both
beef and real and thus every man.
woman and child In Oregon, Wash
ington and other atates will be made
to suffer ii , " i m;;. r
AH because the government la not
buying flour in Portland and on the
Pacific coast in sufficient volume to
enable the milts to operate to more
than one-third capacity. Millers can
not grind wheat Into floor with no
outlet for. their produet and, with
no flour being made, mlllfeed is out
of the question.
Tbe situation Is critical: in fact.
the most terlons tha people at large,
and dairymen In particular, have
ever been called upon to face. In
times pait owners of dairy . . herds
have felt they , were up agatnat a
hard game, but the present one Is -a
not they are unable to crack.
IOLUiJ ULIIV.10 UUUlll
Paris. ' fcpt; 2.-The pig, good
soldier that he was. couldn't fly o.
forever. He was bewildered by the
crash of the great guna that destroy
ed his homing Instinct, and weary
from a futile long Journey round and
round the combat area. Finally he
came to rest In the window of a T.
M. C. A. "hut. A. Red Triangle secre
tary caught him and removed the lit
tle aluminum tag from his leg.
Tbe message waa In German. It
read.. "We are being hard pressed by
the French. Send help at once or we
cannot hold out."
The T. M. C. A. man took the Da-
per to headquarters and tbe general
read it. -
Have some more . batteries open
on the enemy In front of us," he or
dered.. "They are calling tor help
The thunder of new guna from a
cluster of woods previously onlet
showed that the order had been obey
ed. Soon word came that the Ger
mane were retiring.
"Their message went to the wrong
place," said the general. "That pig
eon was an unwitting ally. He
ought to have the Croix de Guerre."
But the pigeon wanted only food
and water and these the Y. M. C. A.
man supplied. Then he liberated
the bird, which flew back toward the
Hnn lines. -
"This may be a good omen." aald
the Red Triangle worker. i.'Perhapa
some of the iBoche soldiers are lust
a tired of war and just as bewilder
ed as that pigeon." tJ
it1, n mi ,
Amsterdam, Sept. 26. -ReDlvIn
to pleas that he desert bis bride of
humble 'birth whom he recently ran
away to marry, Crown Prince Charles
of 'Roumanla replied that "thrones
are so unstable nowadays that he
preferred having the wife be want-
ed to the chance of losing his succession."
FOR DM CATTLE
"AMERICA ARMIES 8HOCXD NOT
TERRIFY US WE'LL SETTLE
, WITH THEM" .
Ascribes Hun Loss at St. MibW Say
Ueut to garvrlae Attack by Ameri
can oa First Day of BattI
Amsterdam, Sept 26. A threat aa
to what he aima to do to the armiaa
of the United States in France was a
feature of the speech of General M
Wrlaberg before the mala committaa
of the relchatag. The address pro
vider a martial accompaniment for
the peace chorus of von Hertiin
Admiral von Hlntie and Vive Chan
cellor von Payer.. , .!.,,
Wrlaberg, speaking. on behalf of'
the minister of war. said: ,
The American armies ahould not
terrify us.- We shall also settle with
them." ' ..'. r.:rA fc ,
Speaking of the American vintarr
In the JSL Mihtel sector, von Wris-.
"It lies In the nature of tha eaaa
that we. at the defenders, lost a run.
siderable number of run and nria.
oners. We can, however, with assur
ance calculate that the enemy ob
tained his successes on the first dava
of the attack by surprise and with
smaH losses, but for the rest ha Buf
fered the heaviest losses."- v w, ,
,.,L0" V'l110 W
- - u uu lis LUQ
Tallure of the German army to sur
prise the entente allies and the neces
sity of assuming, the' defensive on
the arrival of the English home army
in the theater of war, the employ
ment of colored troops and to the
intervention of American divisions.
Referring to the entente allied at
tack on the Marne aalient. General
von Wrlaberg said the withdrawal of
the German troops waa necessary
"for strategical reasons and was
completely successful.' '
"Thus the first offensive of the
enemy," he added, "brought him a
tactical success, but, considering ti
the light of his great strategical alma
It can be regarded aa not having suc
ceeded." - v - - - '
Von Wrhtberg described the -British
victory between the Ancre and -the
Avre rivers aa a "great success due.
to the massed employment of tanks'
and surprise under the protection of
their fire." '
Phoenix, Sept 26. A detachment
of troops was sent to Jerome, fol
lowing the discovery of a dozen
bombs secreted there In a suitcase
beneath" a house occupied by Mexi
cans. , , ,
Washington. Sept. 26 Spanish In
fluenza has spread over the country
so rapidly that officials of the public
health service, war and navy depart
ments and the Red Cross conferred
yesterday on measures to help local
communities in combatting the dls-
leastf '- .'..'M'! l ;'. c- Ve ..
Surgeon-General Rupert' Blue, of
the public health service, said today
that latest reports showed that tha
malady made Its appearance In 24
statea from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific. 1 The disease la epidemic la
New England, where jt first rnade Ita