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A. J S l'ni,...i , ... ' T Lr",,r,"7"i "re. i.iiirarv ' I i i ivy r , -v DAILY EDITION 0fcJ, PAta WCfCIini OOOMTT. ORXQOW, TIU1W1AV, SEPTEMBER- so, IOIM t . - i . .- i . i t'lkl I ,, . I WHOLE KI'Mnm oit f : mill ii; FIGHT FLARES 'in inn on west Fiir I-IIBM-I! ATTAIK IX (HAMI'Ad.NK KWJIOV. AMKRH'A.NH IIIKY KAAT(lPUIKI.MH i t.l V After Hour, of luireW Urum Hre the Frrneh Uumhinl Attack In Heavy Kne; 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 army outflanked. 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 im 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 satisfactorily. . 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 iD IB 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 combe.;. ' 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 April. Washington, Sept. 25. A state of war exlate between Oraill and Aus tria, though so far there has been no formal declaration. 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. in nun IT 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, 1 COPPER b id iiii FOE WEAR RIVER JORDAN MsWBaeMskasMsaMeaVMBBMsaowM 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 FIERCE MAELSTROn 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 away. ..'' '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 aggregates 42,000. . . . . 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 attack. He checks the pilot, and' holds hli bomb-lever In readiness. Hun dreds of Germans stand watting at their guns, machine guns, search- (Continued on Page 2) ii ffiiui FHIE- III SIGHT Oowensaeat tfertallmeat of Flour ihtHmt SU to lie Caoae of Ser ious Shortage 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 PUET0TMIIII 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 over there." 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 , VIE 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 io pnnnr ffiisn EMKI "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-. berg' said: "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 "r - - 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." ' ilPUCEDU'llER, li' rs 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 RESIDENCE appearance.