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TO MAKE THEM ALL PAY.
Military leaders are of the opinion from the char
acter of the defense being made by the Germans on the
western front, that Ludendorff, Hindenburg, or whoever
is in command has decided to gather his forces along the
old Hindenburg line or near it and prepare for another
desperate offensive before snow flies. It would seem that
this would be the thing expected, for with ten thousand
fresh American troops landing in France daily, the de-
'uu- tLB'ru V"" .'vr Thi'hi' lav until next year will make the situation hopeless from
. lata la Ilia only war we can oelernjlne whthr r rr I.
i uerman stanupomi. ine new oiiensive is pernaps
equally hopeless, but it looks as though it was the one des
perate chance remaining. However, the situation dis
closes the delay has already been too great. Undoubtedly
the morale of the German troops u not what it was last
Spring when they advanced confident of victory only
to meet overwhelming defeat. Their spirit is not broken
yet, their desperate fighting showing this conclusively,
but at the same time they can hardly hope to go against
ever increasing numbers when the enemy they are now
facing is proving too strong for them. Not only this but
the situation in Russia is disheartening to them, and ch
pcially the disappointment over the food supplies they
were promised from that country. These have proved
practically negligible, and the prospects of the conditions
growing better are worse than nothing. The kaiser is ur
ging the Austrians to make a drive on the Italians in the
hope of giving the situation a brighter outlook, but the
Austrian troops seem to be satisfied to do just as little
lighting as possible, and their emperor satms willing to
let them follow this course. They may finally be coerced
into taking the offensive, but if they do and are beuter,
Ihe Situation will be just that much the more gloomy.
"WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A FRIEND
Internal Revenue Collector Roper of New York says
that small incomes are not being reported, and wants the
law changed so that every person will have to make an in
come tax report. He says that if this is done it will in
crease the revenues at least a billion dollars yearly
While there are many tax dodgers i mong the big fellows,
who manage to have their incomes reduced by fire, flood
and other calamities, as well as by shrewd manipulation
of their accounts, the loss from small incomes will in the
aggregate make a far greater sum. He points out that
last year but 11,000 farmers reported on the income tax
and insists this is far from being a ct rrect statement as to
the farmers incomes. He points this out merely as an
example, and not because farmers are, any more disposed
to neglect or misstate facts, but alleges it is in large part
because the incomes are not in mary cases greatly in ex
cess of the exemptions, and the man with the income
does not consider it enough to bother about. Roper also
says only two per cent of the saloon keepers made reports.
The law is also liable to show whether the moving pic
ture men are telling the truth about the big salaries they
pay their actors. The income tax man will be able to tell
whether Douglas Fairbanks, for instance, is being paid
a million dollars a year, in real money, or whether a large
portion of this is merely camouflage to make their busi
ness sound big. Undoubtedly Fairbanks and Charlie of
the stuttering feet will not exaggerate their incomes to
the tax collector, and the truth can thus be arrived at
If they are paid the sums stated by those who employ
them there is no other line more properly subject to in
come tax for they do little to "earn" the sums they are
credited with receiving. However, if Roper is correct in
Ills statement about the small number of light incomes
reporting there is no doubt a prolific field for government
examination. Ten million incomes though paying an aver
age tax of only one hundred dollars a year would make
up the billion dollars and Roper suggests these are now
going tax free.
The state tax commission has a large sized contract
on its hands at its meeting tomorrow. With budgets ex
ceeding the possible revenues by more than two million
dollars it will require careful pruning, to get them down
to anything.like the state's bank account. The greatest
trouble is that each department thinks its demands are
strictly reasonable and within bounds, and that its de
mands should be granted At the same time it refuses
to see that the other fellow must have the things asked
for at this time. There will be lots of kicking no matter
where the axe of economy falls and the chances are the
commission realizing it, might as well die for an old sheep
s a lamb, will cut out all buildings asked for and then
.slash into the other items. Its members are pretty sure
to be well roasted anyway, and this no matter what they
'M'''''M'IM"M"'i"a ""rMtf aMftaMBMBMaWil p , ,
BACK UP THE CftNHQN BY USlttG THE CAMNER.
NATIONAL. WAR. OAROEIH COMHIiSION, WASlGTO, O. C.
Get behind those boyi right now by saving the war garden crop. Any reader of this paper can have a
Free canning and drying book by sending a two-cent stamp for postage to the National War Garden Commiav
ion of Washington.
It is definitely announced that the quota of this fed
eral district m the coming Liberty loan will be more than
dourjled. Ihis means that Oregon will have to dig up
around $40,000,000. It will take some hard scratching to
do it, but the old Webfoot state can be depended on to
respond fully to alt demands made on her. If it is $40,-
000,000 wanted, that is the sum Uncle Sam will be handed
when the drive closes.
Cattlemen in the PortervUle section of California, a
roted cattle country, state that while government agents
arc urging the country to curtail the consumption of beef,
that they have difficulty in disposing of their fat stock,
and that no buyers from the big concerns have visited that
section. The rate at which beef prices are advancing will
soon cause the desired curtailment of consumption. Heef
Ss now the highest it has been since the cow jumped over
the moon, and it is still going up.
Henry Ford sets a fine example to other vastly rich
me" in his determination to return all personal profits
made on war contract work. He states that several other
stockholders in his company will probably da the same
thing. Fcrd has set a numln'r of good examples for m
plojteis and mi'lionaires, and fortunately for th country
keej-.s formulating more of them.
Spain is very careful about petting into the war with
Germany. Her last venture in that line proved to be plen
ty for a long time.
Andrew Miller's seven year old gelding, Roamer. ves
terday established a new record for a mile at Saratoga
Springs, New York. He ran on a circular track, carried
the regulation 110 pounds, the same as the record holder
Salvator did 28 years ago, with the further point in his
favor that balvator ran on a straight track. Roamer cut
the time from 1 tf5-2, made by Salvator, to 1 :M 4-5. This
record should hold as long as that he broke.
The statement that a fellow "is full of prunes" will
no longer be a term of reproach. The fuller he is of them
just now the fatter his bank account. "Prunes is prunes"
this year, and here in the valley there is an abundance of
them. Best quality, too.
by Walt Mason
Said the kaiser to his men, "Go and wade in gore
jigain, at this pinch; for the French, we've bled them
white and Americans won't fight it's a cinch. You have
heard these Yankee chaps are just suffering for scraps
with the Teut? I am Wilhelm, always right,- and I say
they will not fight, worth a hoot. There is but a handful
here, and 'twill cost that handful dear, bet your boots;
just a handful has been brought here to scrap with me und
Gott, and my Teuts. They are money grubbing gents;
they can't fight worth eighteen' cents, take my word; do
not fear that bunch of jays, with their awkward back
ward ways it's absurd I will stand upon this hill, I your
kaiser, Unser Hill, on its brow; and I'll watch your mighty
ranks going through the yielding Yanks, like a plow.
Here I take my kingly stand with my sceptre in my hand
go ahead! I will keep you in my view while the crim
son fields you strew, with your dead." Then the kaiser
from his hill saw his mighty legions drill to the fray;
and he saw the Yankees come, to the stirring beat of
drum, making hay. And he say his soldiers chased, pun
ished, rattled and disgraced, shot end spiked; oh. they
struck their hardest trots, hitting hut the higher spots,
;s they hiked. Who can tell the kaiser's woe as he watch
ed the scene U low, red and wet? Fut the Yankees, full
of vim, didn't make a hit with him. we mav bet
By JANE PHELPS
Continued from page one)
aunt to visit her. Wlien she thought
of the elegant Mrs. Clavborne is nor
'little flat, she flushed with shame
CHAPTER I1L not because ef the flat, but it would
Briaa really tried karder than usual i be auch a proof of Brian's ineompe
to increase his elientelle, and so hii-itentT. It was so exactly as her aunt
income. Jlut a .roiin lawyer without had pictured it would be.
broad acquaintance or influence ever ! But the mention of the old living
has aa eaay tim. And Briaa Hsekett that she was to plan its reder-
was no exception to the general ruleJ oration" gBve bet Buch delight that
. .... . ., . ,, . . ishe could scarcely wait uatil Brian
So, al.hu 1 would oeconally bnmg hoiue to M him f it As ,he
home a little extra money: his salary k.:.i....j v.
for lonir, lean periods all thev.i;. . :...., . 1 u.
had to depend up. And ai , he once fMt atul lv. Th
jaul to Ruth. whe. ,he had bemo.aed w(w finr, she b
Ue fact they ceuld not have eon.ethmjc j 0lt her ; books-she k
at least that they could no repaper ba(( a ed at her,-and studied over
I?,'"' Mlr? , '"J" different periods suited to the decora-
did not allow of luxuries.
"Why be a elrrk, theaf
strike out foe yourself?"
"And live oa authiag a year
stead of what we now have I"
He have little more, at less you.
tim of the big, old-fashioned room
"See Brian! I'll make a bow win
dow here; it will give more light and
alter the shape of the room a little.
a i X' . I . U..a t. a. a..-
miRht stand a chai.ee of having aoma- M ha;em T0U M ght
muijt in witj 1 mure. t l.. m u. kl .a.
u. a nna wo " l.U. that it th thnnriit of min
m the busk, he laugh.ngly assured Wfc home oncg more Uvhl
her. as he sat down to comfortably omlcr ft roof waere eTerything was
read h., evening paper and.smoko h.a p,91Mttnt , look and g(.ttinj way
" " ' from th sinrdiil lifi hf now feiL
rROM ABX TO BOB.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers !!
ALL TIIE THIRD LIBERTY BONDS ARE NOW
THOSE INTERESTED TLE.VSE CALL
AT TIIE BANK '
"P. 8. 8,nd nie oi ehicn!ate
Our best WloTcJ eokmel ought to
wriie U tter to Abe,
WILL BS IN'STSUCTORS
j (NitH American Review's War
I Vmmu t'rial, Abialiain Vie her, ef
'Ovet Tfcere," to Hrnth"r k.lit
cher, nt hnvingf ielil, MtM
.H-ar h.1.) , f,w !,He, r. let; ni:,!e',.M.. Ang. 2i-1Vertv f,or
km that I Wi tK K. and h.pe tAmenea. Ll.Hers wVdedVa the June
hear the I r ,B,,n xU ,WrMM p., ,hru
awful acrs,, ,th .he Oenuans and they; thi rifT T,.,riltT xhir W5T
... a hltle the best ef me. I W my,he Bsli;t3ry h,.,,,! Ukwo.vL X
ru-li arm and im left eye, but I am J,
avfimg .Lm, U K. the ume. I ex j They raai here from a ftitHe'i
1-ect t be huu f, the h.didaya, (Teas jwrt. Aa eiubitlaace ear of th Tait-.l
Kippn? In rl.-j.fcu-.tH-r .) Break the Mi lte medial eor aa attached e
jjfenriy t morher. Vour bretiier, (the rvnnotxaaia railwav tra n f
i "ABE. Ukcwwd,'
"lie has no initiative," Ruth aid
to herself. " Ue never will be dif
ferent in some ways."
Huth. too, often urged Brian to
bring home his law books and study.
"lou needu t tell me, Brian Hack-
ett, that you are so smart you could
learu niktliing more. 1 should think
you would study every minute you
could get. The better lawyer you are,
the more opt will you to become suc
"It wouldn't make a bit of differ
ence with me 8ome fellows are lucky;
they get all the pluma."
"You got me, dida t Tout ' she tried
to be fncefinu. At the snme time.
intrigued herself that she must
make him seo his mistakes. that no
one else cared enough to do so-
"Yes, dear! and that's all one poor
"Hut Briuu," she returned to the
subject, t"you kuiew how interested
in decorating 1 was, rather you do
nut kniiw much about it. Hut I read
nml studied for years. It waa a per-
feet delight fur me to work out new
ilesigns, new aehemen of color. I
hould think it would be the same
rith you onlv that it would mean
stvl more, because with vmi there is
added the necessity of making it a
success, because it is our living. ,1
am sure it would mean a great deal
ia the end."
Brian finally commence! to bring
his books home, but he studied in a
perfunctory manner, always ready to
lay it aside at the slightest inter
ruption. Kuth watched, and kept si
lent. IinleC'1, she wat growing more
and more nuiet as time went by. The
home upon which she could not make
any improvements, because of lack of
umney, began to get oa her nervy.
The stark ugliness of it compared to
the luxurious, home the had left, made
l-r vl'cvl I ck. . hmwt aaueea?(t a't
times. Then she would tale herself
to task, and be couseience stricken
because of feeling to when Brian was
doing th bet he cnuM.
Mr, ilayboraie wrote weekly let
ters to Rata, retailing all the news,
never f'wgetiiag to add that Rachel
itheved fr "her baby" and would not
! eouiferted; aud that the house evea
looked different now that she was not
'here to arraue the flowers, etc. the
mentioned also that she intended to
aav her living rovsu done over in the
fall; there had been a Uak, and she
thought she would hare ike eeloriag of
the room changed at te time she had
le ceiling fixed. Tkea she told Ruth
that she nnit get Brian to spare her,
to plan the decorations f.ir her- V
will o me a visit be that time," she
Ruth answered hr auat 'a letters
faithfully, and wrte brightly. Her
;trU would not allow her to mention
the eareful way in which she had
t live, that Mr tlayborc ea!y
imagined kw thinfs were gniog be
'aae ef what Ruth dat tted to say.
N".iiw she faded to laentioa Rachel 's
ts.n ta her, or any ef the little
t-'ans she hi I ira.V befere ker wtf
d ug. AnJ never had she a.kel her
from the sordid life she now led.
"Way, Aunt Laura wants me to
eome home. Isn't that enough to
make me happyf"
"Wants you to come home what
do you mean?'' he turned pale.
To be eontinutd.
LATEST WAR BULLETINS
London, Aug. 21. British force we
believed to have reached th railway
between Courcellea and Delogeast in
the direction ef Bapaume, it was learn
ed authoritatively this afternoon. This
indicates an advene of two more miles.
Borne, Aug 21.- Considerable artil
lery fighting on the whole mountain
front waa reported by the Italian war
0 HELL With
Vladivostok. The first grpat objective .
of the aid-to-Kussia campaign is te
soliilify the Russian peoples in terri
tories guarded by the allied troops,
and aa the allied assistance goes ea
westward from Vladivostok to see tha
the people 'behind the lines" are.
kept well fed, warm and happy.
' To assist in uniting the many fac
tions of Russia in this territory,, it i
planned to utilize Russian .military of
ficers now stranded in this and ether
allied countries. These men are very
anxious to seTve.
Chaotic financial conditions ia Rus
sia will reduce trade with that nation
virtually to a state of barter, fee
time after the allied government are
able te restore eeonoaiie relations.
With German printing presses grind
ing out counterfeit moncy and Ger
man agents circulating it, Russian ear
reney has practically lost its value.
In addition the hoisthevikr have issue
fiat money and Russian counterfeiter
have been active.
Trade in many sections now is whol
ly based on direct exchange of ewes
uiodities. It was hTutej here that ner
funds would be (umed over to- Russia
custody until General Graves has made
certain the safety of the transfer. Th
loss of great quantities of material aa -well
as more than il.t7,i)00,00 whaa
the Romanoff government fell, is re
verted to as treasury officials work e
plans for a new basis of exchange.
Steel Committee To
Speed Up Producb'oa
Washington, Aug. 22. The steel
committee of the American Steel and
Iron Institute meets today with Steel
Director Replogle to discuss rail prices
and means to increase steel production.
The present rate of production ht
16,500,000 tons for the next six months,
while the government's requirements
are now in excess of 2.1,000,000 tons.
Replogle returned to. his office today
after a week's tour of the steel mills
of the country, where- he nTged t
every effort be made to increase pro
duction. Members of the steel com
mittee are Klbcrt II- Gary, chairmaa;
lames A. Farrell, John A. Topninz.
K. A. 8. Clarke, C. Dimnkev and E. Q-
WORLD'S SERIES SECRET.
f'hica;-, Aug. 22. Wrld series
arrangi'niciits are a secret Presides
Ban Johnson of the American lencua
said today, because baseball meat
want war department approval of th
big event before proceeding further.
jusr s soon as permission is givea
to stage the seriee," Johnson sail em
his return from Cincinnati, "all de
tails will be made public."
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yJxtrjh ;tn m in hl
TlTIN., nnI ftR TIIE KAIsER. These sre m of the she'!, to I
rather rtuUr as ,0 the kind of fd that send, ov ft ffif