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OBSERVE HEINS CLOSELY WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE, Oct. 4. — In the “quiet sectors" where the American troops are setting the final touches to their training, the men are studi ously schooled in noting the slight est, the most seemingly unimport ant activity of the enemy. Every artillery observer, advanc ed sentinel and lookout must report with exactitude and detail all that he sees on the other side of the line*. The reports are collected, compared by the intelligence depart ment of each division or unit and transferred to maps. The daily map is supplemented by the weekly map. On the maps of one American division are two clearly defined lines showing exactly the position of the German and the American trenches. On the American side of the line on the map in the morn ing there will be pinned numerous little red circles, indicating the points shelled by the Germans dur ing the day preceding. On the Ger man side of the lines are small black figures wearing spiked hel mets indicating troop movements or crossed spades and picks show ing where working parties have been seen. Scarlet little airplanes likewise dot the map on both sides of the line, where enemy machines have been seen. They bear indications likewise to make clear at a glance what happened to the machines — whether they were driven off by anti-aircraft guns, whether they were attacked by allied planes, and what they were doing, photograph ing. reconnaisance or bombing. Other placards of cardboard show the movement of trains. The pos session of such indications is of val ue to the artillery the next time there is movement behind the lines. ■ANY PUPILS ON ROLL OF HONOR The following grammar school pupils have won the distinction of j the honor roll for the month of Sep tember. To win this honor, a pupil must be neither tardy nor absent during the month, his de portment must be 3, or 85 per cent, and his average scholarship must reach 3, or 85 per cent. First Gra<«^ Edna Duncan Grace Jones Kenneth Hill Second Grade Josephine Arlang Mamie Brawley Arlaine Davey William Dietz Matilda McCulloch Catharine Olsen Third tirade Edward Redman Jack Walthers Wilson Bachman Fourth Grade Betty Gilbert Fifth Grade May Symmonds Ruby Shepard Edgar Dempsey Isabel Wilbur Sixth tirade Margaret O’Keefe Genevieve Fenwick Helen Dunn Hanora Gaillac Evelyn Fayhin Seventh Grade Anna Mann John O’Keefe Joseph Pooley Roberta Roberson Gladys Standfast Myrtle Wilson Eighth Grade Bernice Bellinger Henry Carlson George Dempsey Helen Welsh o DIM KT CLASSIFICATION'S AUK XKAHLV (X).MPl-KTK The local board has completed classification of nearly all question naires, although no clasification no tices will be mailed registrants un til the master list of the drawing in Washington has been received. However, regardless of the master list, men placed in Class One will soon receive notice to appear for physical examination. AMERICANS CHARGING THROUGH BARBED WIRE Some American troops nre Here shown charging thro igli hitched wire entanglements In pursuit of the fleeing iuns. BT CHAPTER DEPARTMENT EARNS COMPLI-1 MENT FROM SAN FRANCISCO I HEADQUARTERS Mrs. Howard Ullmer, head of the surgical dressings department of the Goldfield chapter of the Red Cross, stated today that 980 3a surgical pads have beeri shipped by her department and that it was ex pected to Complete the chapter quota lot i800 by Oct. 15. The out i put has been of exceptional work 1 i manship and the last shipment earn ed a note from headquarters in | San Francisco, complimenting the department on the excellent prod i uct. i Mrs. Ullmer and her helpers have j lieen making what is considered by j I chapter officers to be a splendid 1 record since she took charge of ' I the department and the output hasi ! been first class in both quantity [ and quality. Five hundred more 3A pads will I lie shipped next week. BIG LEAGUE LEADERS SEE. SMALL HOPE FOR BASEBALL NEW YORK, Oct. 9. — Major league baseball magnates face a i knotty problem at the coming an j nual meetings when they will be j called upon to decide the status of j 1 the player at present under con- j j tract or reserve. Very few of the ! ! club owners hold the opinion, ap- : ! parently, that it will be possible to 1 i resume league operations next j i spring. If such proves to be the j •case, and there are few indications! to the contrary, it would appear | that the majority of players who i | figured in the 1918 pennant races j .will not receive contracts during he t ! early months of next year. According to the present system, : it is mandatory upon the clubs to '/renew their options or reserve : clause upon players not later than I Jan. 1 of each year and to follow ; this action by mailing contracts to i the players not later than Peb. 1. I It is extremely doubtful if this pro cedure will be followed in 1919. Under the ordinary ruling a player who did not receive his contract by March 1 would become a free agent and upon the resumption of big league baseball would be in a posi tion to sell his services to the high est bidder. It is understood, however, that the magnates will hold that the business of baseball was suspended under instructions from the govern ment and that since the right to op erate was beyond their control all contracts and other legal phases are suspended automatically. Under this construction the contract of the player carries over until such time as the government gives consent for a renewal of the business of base ball. Thus if the professional .leagues do not resume until 1920 the year of 1919 would be consid ered as non-existent insofar as it might affect a player’s contract. FRENCH INDUSTRY RAPIDLY BEING CENTRALIZED j WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. — What amounts to co-operative, 3yn dicated buying In foreign markets has been adopted as a war meas ure by French manufacturers who get raw materials abroad. Commer cial Attache Pierce Williams, st Paris points out that French indus tries, therefore, are rapidly being centralized in syndicates acting on behalf of the French government. These importing syndicates are known as consortiums. Their capi tal stoei. is fixed by the govern ment and each manufacturer re quiring the raw materia-s is permit ted to t*»o j- certain n-ount based j on his pre-Mar imports The consortium is permitted to distribute the material to the mem bers, at a price determined by the minister of commerce. It is expect ed that wasteful competition will bn prevented in markets which also must supply France’s, associates in lbe war. and that profiteering by mushroom firms will be eliminated. SPANISH INFLUENZA REACHES RENO; 3 CASES ! Gazette: Four cases of Spanish influenza, three in Reno and one in Sparks, were reported today by County Health Officer J. k. Ascher of Sparks, who made an official re port to Dr. S. L. Lee, state health officer. Ail were reported by the physician today, although it is thought that at least two of them are several day's old. These are of j traveling men who recently came from the east, where it is supposed i they contracted the disease. A di agnosis was made this afternoon by City Physician McIntyre and one of the men from the state hygienic laboratory to verify the diagnosis of the attending physicians. Dr. Ascher said the closing of all places of amusement, schools, churches and other places where people congregate would probably take place in a very few days. OR.M’CARTIY MAY ENTER.ARIY IN NEAR FUTURE TAKFS KX AMI NATION IN PRK SIDIO HOSPITAL IN SAX FRANCISCO Dr. J. L. McCarthy has returned from taking an examination at the I Presidio general hospital In San j Francisco for admission to the army medical corps. . The papers have | gone the usual rounds provided for. The doctor expects to learn the re sult of the examination in two or three weeks. During his absence from Gold field Dr. McCarthy attended the ; democratic state convention in Reno, but the main object of his trip was to take the first step to ward joining the army medical corps, something he has been anx ious to do for some time. ROOSEVELT RAPS THE N.-P. LEAGUE COMPARES LEADERS OF PARTY WITH LEMXE AXI> TROTZKY BILLINGS, Mont., Oct 6. — America cannot afford to accept the lead of any party, nor any organiza tion calling itself aon-partisan, but really acting as a party, which is not first and foremost American, and nothing but American, declared Colonel Theodore Roosevelt here in an address in which he outlined various phases of the war and its many sidelights. I emphatically disbelieve in any party, and especially if that party calls itself a non-partisan party, which organized a single class against other classes. I object just as strongly whether such a political organization claims to be in the in terest of townspeople or country people, of merchants, lawyers, farm ers or wage earners. “When the non-partisan league first appeared 1 was inclined to welcome it, and it was with real re luctance that I was obliged to be lieve that the leadership that con trolled it was of such a character as to threaten this country with evils analogous to those which came from Bolshevism abroad and from I. W. W.ism at home. “Finally, the meeting of the league at Minneapolis about a year ago was turned into a ghost dance of the Huns-within-our-gates, and it became evident to me that, insofar as they dared, the most prominent leaders of the league were playing the game of sedition and disloyalty and that they were seeking to ac | quire power by pandering to and influencing the base spirit of greed and envy and ignorance and class | hatred. They were trying to do what Lenine and Trotzky have done | to Russia. “The I. W.* W. leaders have been I convicted of disloyalty and yet it | was to the head of this organiza j tion, W. D. Haywood, that the sec retary of the non-partisan league wrote, on April 5, 1917, a letter in which he spoke of 'this damned war business.’ “There isn't a German abroad, or a pro-German at home, who does not wish success to the non-partisan 1 league as at present controlled and | to the I. W. W.” In connection with Germany’s proposal to enter a league of na tions. Mr. Roosevelt vehemently de clared that until Germany has been /’beaten to her knees and just so long as Germany is under her pres ent government, to allow her to join such a league would be like asking ; outlaws, train robbers and gunmen to join a sheriff’s posse as guardi ans of the peace.” To Dismantle Sugar Factory j A few days ago, before the fed eral court at Carson, R. A. McKay, acting for the Detroit Trust com pany, filed a complaint asking for the foreclosure of a mortgage on the Xevada-Utah Sugar company at Fallon. The suit to foreclose is the beginning of the end of an in dustry that promised much for west ern Nevada and which at the start promised success. Last season the farmers refused to enter into con tracts with the sugar company, ow ing to scarcity of labor and unwil lingness of the farmers to devote their labor to beet culture. II. S. FLYERS ARE DOING GOOD WORK IN FRANCE WITH AMERICAN AVIATORS IN FRANCE. Oct. 4. — American aviation in France has gone ahead rapidly of late. Men who a few months ago were still in civilian life in the United States have been | trained and formed into ever-in creasing pursuit squadrillas to har ry the enemy. American bombing j aviators are now almost daily har- | rassing the military and railway es- j tablishments of the Germans. Ev ery day brings news of fresh vie- j tories in the air. i he Germans certainly have not ] the mastery 'of the air, often claim ed by them, where the Americans are concerned. With the steady in crease in the United States air forces in France the enemy is due for increasing defeat, if past per formances count for anything. The work of several pursuit squadrillas is controlled from an “operator’s office,” located at a fly NEGRO PREACHER HAS TWELVE SONS IN ACTIVE SERVICE RAYVILLE, La., Oct. 4.—Twelve sons in active service is the record ’ of R. H. Windslow, a negro preach er of this parish. Eight sons en listed before the enactment of the selective service law and the other four are in the national army. Two of the soldiers are twins, the last three triplets. Because of the remarkable rec ord plans are under way for a pub lic demonstration for the preacher. REGISTRANTS CLASSIFIED William M. Chiatovich and Vin cent J. Ruse, Esmeralda county draft registrants, have been placed in Class 2 and 3, respectively, by the district board. Ruse is assist ant postmaster at Ely. Bad Season for Sheep Western Nevada sheepmen say j this has been a bad year for sheep, as feed dried out early and water ' has been scarce on the range. They say that recent rains will he of ben efit, but that they came too late for the fattening of market sheep. ing field not far from the froi^ At rude wooden tables sit enli^| men engaged always in making newr maps that show just where the en emy is, where his aerodromes are located, tables of past performanc es, wind charts and the like. The officer in charge is a youthful lieu tenant, wise with air here. In the corner is a field telephone operated by an officer who can speak French. Sooner or later the inevitable warning arrives. “Enemy machine observed over - at 4000 meters, headed south,” it may say. The warning is repeated many times daily. A similar proceeding is going on on the German side of the line, for the American aviators, like the British and French, are the aggressors and persistently car ry the fighting into German-held territory. PUKING INTERESTS USE TO FINANCE SI CHI MEN WASHINGTON, D. C„ Oct. t. — A banking and investment company has been formed in Argentina by the Swift packing house interests, which will introduce American methods of financing cattlemen The new organization has been authorized by presidential decree to do business for 100 years and is authorized to engage in many ac tivities in addition to a general banking and loan business. REHEARING IN FOX OASE DENIED BV GOVERNMENT On July 11 the department of the interior rejected the application of Samuel Fox for a patent to the Ramsey Extension lode, covering the heart of the Goldfield district, for failure to show a valid mining claim at the time of townsite entry on the land in 1909. The applicant then filed a motion for a rehearing and a recent decision received trj J. S. Thompson, who was attorney for the lot owners in the proceed ings, denies the motion for a re hearing. THE MARSEILLAISE Ye sons of France, awake to glory, Mary, liark. what myriads hid you rise. Your children, wives and grandsires hoary, Hehold their tears and hear their cries! Hehold their tears and hear their cries! Shall hateful tyrants’ mischief breeding, With hireling host, a ruffian hand. Affright and desolate the land, While peace and liberty lit1 breeding? To arms, to arms, ye brave! Th' avenging sworn unsheath! March on. March on. all hearts resolved On liberty or death! With luxury and pride surrounded. The vile insatiate despots dare, Their thirst for gold and power unbounded. To mete and vend the light and air! To mete and vend the light and air! Like beasts of burden would they load us, Like gods would they bid their slaves adore; Put man is man, and who is more? They shall no longer lash an dgoad us. To arms, to arms, ye brave! TIL avenging sword unsheath! March on. march on, all hearts resolved On liberty or death! O Liberty. can man resign thee? Once having felt thy generous frame. Can dungeon bolts and bars confine thee? Or whips thy noble spirit tame? Or whips thy noble spirit tame? 'Poo long this world has wept, bewailing The blood-stained sword our conqu’rors wield: Hn,t freedom is our sword and shield. And all their arts are unavailing! To arms, to arms, ye brave! Th' avenging sword unsheath! March on. march on. all hearts resolved • On liberty or death!