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VOI U No. 18. MM KILLED i IN TERRIFIC EXPLOSION T. N. T. MAGAZINE M)VH IP AT gillespie ammunition ii WOKKS MGIK6 FIRES FOLLOW SHOCK Thirty-seven Killed at Morgan, While Town for lUdlu or Ten Miles Are Evacuated Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Oct. 6. -Another terrlflo explosion of a T. N. T. Diamine oocured at 10 o'clock tala morning at Ollloapls ft Com pany's abell loading plant at Morgan Boorea of people perished In the ex- ploalon. ' ' New York. Oct. 6. After 19 hourt of terror, a dozen towna In northern New Jeraey are In a shattered con dition today, due to the munition disaster, with a trail of tremendous explosions and raging fires ao a re sult of the explosion at the Gillespie plan. The explosion was one of the greatest In the world. Fire brands were scattered among tons of trlnf- trotlleuol. ' New York City wss shaken. Unof ficial estimates places the dead at Morgan alone at 17. All towns with in ten miles of Morgan were ordered evacuated., , , Because further explosions are Im minent at Morgan, the subways un der the east and north rivers at New York are closed. The plant covers a huge area and employs about 7,000 men and wom en. There were 1,000 men In the buildings that were destroyed. Flames broke out following a series of explosions and spread rapid ly. .:. ENEMY STRONGHOLDS With the American forces north west of Verdun, Thursday, Oct. S, American aviators were busy all day today carrying out bombing attacks on Conflans. (Longuyon, Audun, Dommary, Buxleres, Vigneulles, Chambley, Etaln, Arnvllle ' and Orandpre. They dropped 87 V tons of bombs. Abllevllle, Gone, Tlydenvllle and Marcq also were bombed. In 11 days flying on this front 34 successful missions have been under taken by the (American aviators. SOLF IS NEW IMPEIUAL " FOREIGN SUCUKTARY Copenhagen, Oot. 5. It Is offici ally announced In Berlin that Dr. W. S. Solf, colonial secretary, has (been appointed Imperial foreign sec retary. Socialists have been given offices. 100 SHIPS COMPLETED E A. .Washington, Oct. 4. One hun dred ' seagoing vessels, 46 steel and 84 wood, aggregatalng 801,433 gross tons were completed in' American shipyards during September. In ad dition! .70 non-seagoing vessels, of 7037 gross tons, were built' during the same period. This Is a. greater tonnage than was built . the whole fiscal year of 1915. During the nine months ended September 80 the to tal of seagoing and non-seagoing ves sels built was 1357, of 1,728,730 Hross tons. .. ' IIIFLfllZA IS HOT STOPPING TROOPS tttatament From General March Hays Troo doing at Itata . of SMO.OOO Month i Washington, . Oct. 6.- General March said today that the embark ment of troops Is continuing at the rate of 100,000 a month, despite the Spanish Influents, which has not greatly Interfered. Readjustment of the shipping schedule, however, has been necessary, but the total number of troops seht across has ex ceeded the 1,950,000 mark. THREE OKKGON MEN IN ftATl'IlDAY'S CASUALTY LIST Wounded severely Jss. E. Huff man, Mayger, Ore.; Frank H. Ver hatxeer, Merrill, Ore. Missing In action Samuel L. Faveluke, Portland, Ore. OF HEAVY ARTILLERY Fort Stevens, Ore., Oct. 6. Men who want to see action with the big guns of the heavy artillery now have a chanoe. They may be voluntarily Inducted by sending to the Com manding officer, Coast Defenses of the Columbia, Fort Stevens, Oregon, their name; order and registration number; class (number in letter); present address; number and ad dress of local board; and whether qualified for general, or. limited, asr-vlce.-'' ' - ' ."' " ' '-' The heavy artillery Is playing more of a deciding role now than ever before and the Coast Artillery Corps, which furnishes the overseas regiments of the big guns, Is called upon to rush men Into the fight. For this reason the War Department has authorised that men who are regis tered aqd classified may volunteer. 'Examinations are regularly held for admission to the officers training camp. Newly inducted men are eli gible no matter how short their ser vice may be and men are now sent to these camps in larger number and with greater frequency that ever be fore. ' For tha man who is ambitious and who wants to get In a branch that does big things aud Is never dull, this Is his opportunity. Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 6. Three aviation lieutenants were killed and a fourth was Injured when two planes collided today. E FOR 3 LOCAL T Three men from Josephine County now have a chance to enter training school tor war service. They have until October 12 to volunteer, after which time men will be Inducted If J a sufficient number have not offered their services. On October 15 Oregon must' fur nish 200 men and Josephine county's quota of tlits number will be three -These men must be white and qualified for general military ser vice and who have had at least a grammar ' school education or1 Its equivalent, or who have the ability to read and write and who have had at least 4 years of grammar school education and who have some apti tude for mechanical work and some ability along the lines of training hereinafter specified, ' for Benson 'Polytechnic Institute, Portland, Ore gon, for instruction as auto mecha nics, blacksmiths, carpenters, elec tricians, general mechanics, , pipe fitters, machinists, radio operators, surveyors and topographical drafts men,, '. - . Application should be made to the local .board. K.. : , OBAMTw PAsM. JOBEPHiy 000 BEATEN ON Dcoai and Many Tillages to HUNS BURN serve Divisions to Stem Tide cf Battle, Bet Tbe Americans Fight Way to KriemHld Line ; 'With the British Army in France. The city of Doual Is In flames. The Germans also applied the torch to many villages In the Cambral area. Paris, Oct. 6. The French' aid Americans are smssblng the German positions In the Champagne region and have forced the enemy to with draw from valuable ground In the bills near the Sulppe river. The allies are four miles from Lille. Many villages back of the German lines are turning and It Is 'believed that the Germans Intend to retire further toward the Krlemhlld line. The enemy Is abandoning the sub marine bases on the Belgian coast. The Austrlans in Albania seem to oe precipitately retreating along the Semtnl river. i Paris, Oct. S. Under pressure of the French-American attack In the Champagne, the Oerfans retired on their left flank and gave up terri tory along the.Aisne canal.' The French are pressing the. Germans victoriously and have crossed the canal at several pointa. 1 ALASKA KG MAN .. VISITS ROGUE VALLEY G. W. Conner, of Seattle, Is spend ing a few days In this city and may remain here Indefinitely. Mr. Con ner has recently returned from Alas ka and states that mining has been given a backset in that territory be cause of a scarcity of labor. He also states that many stores and other businesses have closed their doors for the reason that the war has tak en most of the men out of the coun try. "The mining Industry of the Rogue River country," says Mr. Con ner, who Is a mining engineer, "has a great future ahead of it." 4 Portland, Oct. 5. Oregon's over subscription to the Fourth Liberty loan, according to figures compiled Saturday In state and city headquar ters, has reached $207,350, with cer tainty 'that this will foe further In creased before the end of the official subscription period, on October 19. RED CROSS BAZAAR CLEAR $1 524.02 ABOVE EXPENSES The following financial statement Is the report of the bazaar commit tee. ; ' Owing to the fact that nearly everything needed In connection with the basaar was found in our court house and (because of the fine spirit and patriotism shown by all who as sisted, the only real expense of the bazaar was a 3 advertising bill, $1 worth of tissue paper bought for the paper hair ribbon booth and 12.85 spent for paper knitting bags. The returns from the first expenditure -were over 15 and from the latter were 812.50. . ' Total amount from . bazaar and ' din-. ner (895) ........ ;' $1,019.42 Ice cream and cones$63.55 Hair ribbon bows 1.00 Paper bags . 2.85 Advertising 8,00 Net proceeds .J.-....$70.40$ . &49.02 '-." Carnival' I Total receipts I;.'..:.. .. . , $ 705.00 Dolls, toys, supplies! 67.60 MTT. OREGON. SINDA1T. OCTOBEIt 101ft. ALL FRONTS H Flames-Foe Throws to Re ' Washington, Oct, 8. General March said the 'American advance northwest of Verdun threatens the greatest single line of communica tion between Germany and the west front and General Pershing's forces have now reached a point within 18 miles of thl great artery. The Ger mans have thrown many divisions of reinforcements Into this sector, but the Americana have pushed ahead untn now they face the Krlemhlld line. , London. Oct,. North' of St. Quentln the (British took 800 prison ers and captured Cbardaoa-Vert and Moreourt. Paris, Oct. 5. The allies In Serbia have defeated the Austro-Hungar- ians near Vrande. The Serbs are operating against the A as trains and took Prenys last Thursday. , Havre. Oct. 5. The alUes la Flan- 'ders have taken 10,500 prlsoners. ISO guns and 600 machine guns since September 18. oyLouraii TO Grants Pass la to lose another of her physicians. - Dr. L. O. Clement, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist. has Just received the following tele gram from Washington: "You are appointed first lieuten ant In the medical corps. Wire ac ceptance, giving full name and rank and proceed 15 days from date, to American Lake, Washington, report ing to the commanding general at Camp Lewis for duty In the base hos pital." The doctor has wired his accept ance, but hag asked for SO days in which to close up his business affairs here. , ' ' TANKS SINK HUNS SUBMARINES Rome, Oct. 5. (American submar ine chasers destroyed , two enemy submarines Thursday during the bombardment of Curasao, it was of ficially announced today. 1L Advertising ........ ' 13.60 Cold ham, 'bunB, etc. tor lunch 15.10 Cleaning courthouse and ; yard ... 16.60 Moving pianos 4.00 Various expenses ' IS. CO Net proceeds ... $130.00$ 575.00 Grand total ........ $1,584.02 The Fruitdale ' orchestra, Joe Wharton's orchestra and band do nated their services. The Grants Pass Lumber company donated the use of the lumber. Chase & San born through Mr. Pardee donated the coffee, also all committees and those who took;',, part gave of their time and ability without limit to make the carnival a auccess. The carnival committee desires to thank all who took part and in any way contributed to the success of the carnival. All were so loyal that the committee will not undertake to make special mention of each. . ,. EVFRVT All ARIifi GREATSTREAL1S0F fJEIIAIIDSliPPLIES American Supply .Service Overtone IU AogiiMt Record by 10 per cent Results Gratifying With the American Army In France. Oct I The American sup ply service reached a new high mark September, overtopping its - Au gust record by 10 per cent, American ports handled a dally average of 25,- 808 tons of freight. There was also gratifying Increase of rolling stock ana mere are now more than 1,000 Americas locomotives in operation hlle the number of freight cars la more than 10,000. This rolling stock la all used in the great system of transporting men and supplies to the wont. . Every dsy In August 10.398 Amer ican soldiers landed at French ports. Munitions and other material are now pouring to the front in an end less stream. SAYS THE TAGBLAn GAVE OUT FALSE K The Hague, Oct. 5. The forelra office declares that Holland did not Invite the belligerents to negotiate for peace, a the Berlin Tageblatt announced yesterday. Amsterdam, Oct. 4. Austrla-Hun-garia has requested Holland to In vite the belligerents to participate in peace negotiations, according to the Vienna correspondent of the Berlin newspapers. ' ' -. . SOCIALIST ' CANDIDATE CONVICTED OF ESPIONAGE Dead wood, S. D.. Oct. 6. O." S Anderson; candidate for coventor of south Dakota on the socialist ticket who was tried here on a charge of violating the espionsge act, was con victed last night.- He will be sent enced tomorrow. : ; IS READY-F08 SHIPinDIT Josephine county's quota ot cloth ing tor Belgian refugees haa Wn completed and is packed ready for snipment. The 1H tons had been donated the first week and bv Wed nesday every article needed to make up the 8,000 pounds had been receiv ed and systematically packed in care fully lined iboxes." The committee wishes to thank a generous and sym pathetic public for the quantity and quality of the splendid assortment 01 clothing donated. Many garments were new and fully 50 per cent will wear as long as new. Many gar ments 'big and little had been treas ured for years wereglven that would not have been parted with for any other purpose. The committee feels that the allotment from Josephine county will not be surpassed any where. ' . ' ,": Many large bundles .of clothlne came from remote sections ot the county after the quota had been till ed. Arrangements satisfactory to the donors will fee made for the dis position ot these articles. The fear that the shipments mav fall Into German hands has been of ten expressed but the following from Herbert 'Hoover will allay all fears: "All clothing collected in America for Belgium Is consigned to the of fice of. the commission tor relief of Belgium, at Rotterdam, placed in sealed barges and sent into Belgium to the neutral Holland-Spanish com mittee, which, working under the protection ot 'Holland-Spanish min isters In Brussels, controls final dis tribution of this clothing to Belgian civilians and accounts to the com mission for every article ot clothlne sent to it. Absolutely none of this clothing falls into German hands. (Signed) "HERBERT HOOVER." WHOLE JfTMBER 24B1. PUSH AHEAD III ROUGH SECTOR -1 1 SCORE THREE-MILE ADVANCE OVJER MOST DIFFICULT TER RAIN YET ENCOUNTERED MB lllS MUCH W Gennaa Flier, Catc h tine American Spirit sad Their Dare-Deviltry Almost Equal to the Yanks London, Oct. 5. la an offensive between the Mease and Aire the Americana scored an advance ot from two to three miles, moving over the most difficult country en countered In the Argonne fighting. Cunel, s mile and a half northeast' of ftomagne, wa captured. With the American Army North- west ot Verdun. Oct 8 The Ameri cans resumed the attack this morn ing west of the Meuse and advanced their lines from two to five kilo meters. - - The American aviators again cov ered themselves with glory and per formed almost the Impossible In to day's drive. Dawn broke with mists heavy over the trenches ' snd the '. country across which the Americans ' were to go, and it was hours before the .weather , cleared sufficiently to permit of any observation to speak . : v...-.- . The splendid liaison that marked the day's operations and which was . nearly Ideal under the circumstances was due in great part to the work of aviators, who countless times risked their Uvea in reconnoltering, attack ing the retreating ' Germans and bringing back reports. To this was added the fact that the German fliers seemed for once Inspired fey dare- deviltry and bravery equal to the American aviators and during the . entire morning, particularly In the center ot the action, they swooped over the heads ot the .American In-, , fantry only a few hundred meters . above the earth, using machine guns ' with telling effect until driven off. Chiefly because of this dariug the German loses were unusually heavy and even the American anti-aircraft batteries accounted tor seven ma chines, which they brought down without trouble at the short ranges . they could use. One more German plane fell to the prowess of an In fantryman who was carrying an antl- . tank gun captured a few moments 'before and which he turned on an aviator just overhead, bringing him down Instantly. "S"SWSSSBBJ fc Paris, Oct 6. The Americans at tacked again this morning between the Meuse and the 'Argonne Torest, along an extended front Several village were taken. At some points the advance has reached over a mile. LOST If! A COLLISION New York, Oct 6. The new Am erican steamship Lake City was sunk In a collision with an oil tanker. The majority ot the Lake City's crew are Deueved to have perished. ii , i Copenhagen. Oct 6. An official . correspondent bureau has published a dispatch from Softs, saying that King Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdica ted the throne Thursday in favor ot Crown Prince Boris. .