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VOI IX., No. ill. GRANTS PASS, lOSKPHIHS COCrlTT. ORJDGON. St!UAY, OCTOBER 27, llft. WHOLE KX'MBER 2409. BhId job for yanks GIRLS SI TO BE : STATE PROPERTY IIoImImwIkI Wants Them to Register at Bureau of "Kreo Iove" When 1ft Year. Old "SIllED FN PB THEFIGHT rUWIUNU ItWOKTB THAT OKU- ; MA Yfl AUK I1HMHIISH LY OS THAT FRONT IMERICWS FORCED TO BtlREAT Uotil Their UriMuul Watt oC the ' Iteuae la Faoe ot VUilcn Opponl. . titNt Jlrttiah Make Gains Washington, Oct. 26. Geueral Pershing announce heavy fighting on the Verdun front. Strong Ger man attacks were repulsed every where, except in 'Bellus wood, where four successive assaults forced a par tial withdrawal of the Americans. West of the Mouse the American Hoes advanced. With the Americans Northwest of Verdun. Oct. 28. The gain 'made on Friday by the Americans east and west of the Meuse was maintained today, despite the violent enemy op position. , Oct. 28. The British have captured Odonfeh and Maulde, north of Valenciennes, and Engls fontalne, to the southward. London, Oct. 28. Russian mai den under the Jurisdiction of cer tain provincial BolaheVlkl soviet be come the "property of the state' when they reach the age or 18 years and are compelled to register at a government "bureau of free love,1 according to the official Osteite ot the Vladimir Soviet of workers and soldiers' deputies, which recently published that Soviet's decree on Jhe subject. "" " Under the decree, a woman having registered, "has the right to choose from among men between II and 60 cohabitant husband." 1 The consent ot the man chosen Is not necessary, the decree add, the man chosen having no right to make any protest. A similar privilege of choosing from among the registered women Is ven every man between It and 50 without the consent of the woman." This provision is described as "in the Interest ot the state." Opportunity for choosing hus bands and wive are to be presented once each month, the decree stated. Children born ot such marriages are to become the "property of the state." Stringent rules and penalties are laid down for the protection of girls under 18. Accept Wilsons Frcgrca As a Basis, Bat Costecplates Price" Rccbrtcd h fee Popular a v Yiecaa"" I.S. DON'T BUY SHIP WITH 3j)0 ABOARD Amsterdam. Oct. 26. "No buying from 'America, .If it can possibly be avoided," must be the German watch-word after the war. Is the as sertion of the nholnlsh Westphallan Gazette, an Important German Indus trial organ. The reason given by the paper Is that, before the war. the balance of trade between the United States snd Germany was against Ger many to the extent of nearly 1,000. 000.000 marks a year. Germany imnArt.rt from the United States -nod. to the value'of 1.711.000.000 marks while German exports to the United States amounted to. 713.0UU, flOO marks. Dividends on German folding of American securities. In addition, helped to pay the bill for Hoods bought In America. "How Could we possibly meet atlll further Increased debit bal Vnce" asks the paper in dospalr. "We had to realise our American se curities to nay for ' raw materials while the United States was still neutral, to meet demurrage on our ships held ID American ports. . The conclusion seems Inevitable to the Gazette that Germany must so curtail her cotton and copper im norts from the United States that ihov do not exceed, or only slightly exceed, her own exports of fertiliz ers, dyes, chemicals, etc. The rest r Germany' erstwhile Imports from America. It ays, can and must, be ntrlcken off the list. "Our tmnorts ot American agrl cultural machinery must cease, ays' the writer. The openings offer ed In TtusBla, Rumania and the Bal Vans are so jrreat that we must push nm nwn machinery there' with all our mtght." Vancouver, iB. C. Oct. 26. Prl vate advices state that the steamer, Princess Sophia, bas foundered near Skagway with 800 , passengers aboard. The report haa not been con firmed. Victoria wireless dispatches which were Bent out at 8:40 p. m., seem to confirm the sinking of the Princess Sophia, with a loss of S 50 lives. josephii some BURIED The remains of Roy Kitchen, the third Josephine county soldier to be brought home for burial within week, were laid to rest at Merlin on iFrlday. iPrlvate Kitchen died at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, la., from pneumonia, following Spanish innu Amsterdam, Oct. 26. Foreign Secretary Solf, speaking In the relch stag Thursday, said: "As tor Alsace- Lorraine, It is olear, ss they were expressly mentioned among the pres ident's 14 point. ' We agree to the regulations on these' questions, hav ing accepted Wilson's program as a basis for peace. We will loyally ful fill the program In all directions." iliondon, Oct. 26. The German government Is not contemplating at present any further note to the pres ident, say 'a Copenhagen ' dispatch It Is probable that the German gov ernment will make a declaration In the relchstag to the effect that Qer- many la awaiting peaoe conditions of the allies. i London. Oct. 26. German sub marine activities are' almost negll glble this week. It Is believed a part of the "peaoe offensive." If Oer many elect to fight to the end ot WIIJj tXN8TKlCT IS SHIPS VAM Kl AT SIXTKKN MILLION Zurich, Oct. 26. Prince Frederick onkowltx and Baron Nadherny. who represent the trongest anti-German tendencUe at Vienna, have left Vien na for Switzerland, charged with Iseion about which no details are given.-according to the Nouste Jour nal of Vienna. TURKEY'S OFFER IS .VIRTUALLY SURRENDER London, Oct. 26. The Turkish minister to Switzerland has handed the British and French ministers to that country an offer of peace, virtu ally amounting to surrender, accord ing to a Dally Mall dispatch. her resources, the greatest subma- rlne effort is expected In. December and January.. Paris, Oct 26. In well Informed circle It i stated that the nomina tion of Count JilUus Andrassy a successor' to 'Baron -Burlan. ths Aus trian foreign minister, I Important from the viewpoint of the conclusion of peace end the application of "safety first" principle for Austria. Peace at any price Is now popular at Vienna and Budapest. A Zurich' correspondent to the Journal say the new foreign minis ter is understood to be partisan of direct peace negotiation with the entente, without recourse to the of fices of President Wilson.' The re port say that the situation In Aus tria-Hungary i acB that the mon arehy will soon capitulate and throw Itself on the mercy of the allies.. The Ckech are now masters ot the situation at Prague. Several thousand additional men. says the Portland Telegratn, nave been 'placed on the payrolls of th i. M. SUndifer Construction corpor ation the last few days in prepara tion to turn out more steel and wooden vessels for the government. The company has Just received con tract ton le vessels totaling approx Imately f 16,000,000. v. Five of the ship will be of steel construction, ot 9,000 tons each. The wooden ship contract call for 4,000 ton vessel. . KMncfa Naval Guns of Americans Bald to Be Incomparable la Dee- " tractive Force"' Economy Cry Hides Single Tax Voters of State Warned to Look Out For Camouflage In Measure ' "' ' ; ELLA EUGG Y OF Pi 'if WaBhlngton, Oct. 26. Ella FIngg Young, chairman of the National Woman' (Loan; Committee, died here of ' pneumonia, following Influenza. LATKST FTiAO IS OF THK '; NKW srBRUIAN RKPUBIJC Amsterdam, Oct.- 26. The latest addition to the flags of nations is the standard ot the new Siberian re public" It is plain whlte' ahd green symbolizing the country's snowftelds and it virgin forest. - ' The "economy" slogan Is a splen did idea, and the American public bas taken to It as a duck takes to water. It's practical application as a wln-the-war idea Is a fine thing and as a developer of- national thrift it can't be 'beaten. There is suco a thing, however, as working the Idea overtime, and there Is such a thing as UHlng it, under the guise ot pa triotic ardor, to carry out the most diabolical schemes of designing spite- workers. Thus we find Sam Jackson and the Portland Journal waging a bitter campaign against the country editors of the state ot Oregon, In advocating the delinquent tax law amendment and a new legal rate law. ."Econ omy" shouts the Journal and its wealthy editor, and ot course to bring about a real ra ot economy. the voting publto Is urged to support the two 'bills bearing the earmarks of Samuel Jackson. Economy Is a fine quality tor the state, as well as the individual, and were Mr. Jackson' motives actuated purely from the economy viewpoint his daily editorials might ring with sincerity. Look out tor these laws. Editor Jackson has supported freak legis lation before most notably when the single tax Idea was smothered by the voters of the state. The pres ent statutes which Mr. Jackson would place on the Oregon law books, would have no more to do with an era of economy throughout the state ot Oregon than would a bill to cut' down the price ot a shave. The thlnklne voter will give both measures a close analysis, and the thinking voter ot the state will come to a conclusion on the worth ot the measures about- a follows: Both measures should be vigorous ly swatted by the voters, -for ' the very sane and simple reason that the present laws, passed 'by the Ore gon state legislature, are fulfilling their mission, by protecting the pub Uo from the wiles ot the title grab ber. Any law that Is protective and Washington, Oct. 26. Details of the achievement of the wavy depart ment In making available, tor. use on the. western front of great lf-4ncu naval - guns, 'which press . dispatches have reported to be hammering the German railway center back of the Oiee-Serr front, were made, public today by Secretary Daniel, . The -naval 'gnns -which have been In operation since September 18, originally were Intended for new bat tle cruisers but a caaage In the. de sign ta tha Teasels left the guns on available for .that use. " Rear Admi ral. Earle, chief of. the pavy bureau ot ordnance,, then recommended that the guns be sent to the- western front and be was directed to proceed with the design and construction, " Ths. guns are manned, and operat ed by the officers and men -of n the United States nary, under the com mand of (Rear, Admiral Plunkett, ex- director ot the. office of gunnery; ex ercises and engineering performance. Ths- first party of off! cert and men to handle the guns arrived in Trancs Jane 8; the first shipment of. ma terial left this country June 20 and the entire organization was complet ed and ready to- move to the battle- front In Trance late In August The guns are of 50 caliber, (6 feet long,-weigh -about i 100 ton without? their -carriages and are said to throw a' heavier projectile 1 and have a greater muzzle velocity than any weapon ever placed on a mobile land mounting. Ths weight of the explosive .need wftb each projectile Is many -times greater., than ,. that used in the freak .German long range guns, and In point : of their destructive force they are Incompar able. The organisation to man one gun requires an entire train. Including the gun car itself, ammunition cars, a crane car, and construction, sapd timber, kitchen, r fuel, 'workshop, berthing and staff radio ears. ' GEBMAH TROOPS RALLY DES PERATELY TO SAVE ZULTE, BUT IX VAIW j wm mm t Scheldt reach Penetrate ' Hua Positions on Front ot Cow Miles Betwec son aad Chateaa Poeciea Paris, Oct. 28. On the Serre front the French have captured star tlers. After violent fighting the French carried their lines forward on a front four and half miles, to a depth of two miles ta certain points through ths German positions -be-tweea the German positions between Sissone and Chateau Porcien. is of' practical service to the people of the state should be let alone. To be more specific the present delinquent tax law provides for pub lication ot the delinquent ' list but ONLY after a mall notice has been sent to the delinquent and has failed to fulfil Its mission. ' In other words the publication is simply a precau tionary measure to Inform the delin quent who ha changed his address, or who through some reason falls to get him mall notice, that bis taxes are due and payable. The effect of such a law cuts out the chances for the title grabber wbo hangs around the tax collector's office from the moment the taxes become delinquent, In an effort to line up and pick up some so-called "snap." A "snap" to the title grabber is the picking up ot your property or mine, for the taxes due plus penalty and Interest. It's a great business to follow, but Just the same it Is being done In every county In the state. Jackson would cut out this publi cation from the present law. Any sane voter can see the result. Let the present law stand the way It is, If you are In favor of protecting the taxpayer. . The other bill Is to cut down the present rate for legal advertising. At the present time the law fixes the legal rate as 5 cents per line. The Portland papers asks usually $1 to 21.60 er Inch for their commercial advertising. The state law makes the rate about 45 cents per Inch. The thinking voter will decide for him self whether the rate Is exhorbltant. Ifha nnwnniinfir men have' a right to live. They are doing a most merit orious work In boosting bond sales and In fact every line of war activ ity, and have won highest praise from President Wilson for their pa triotic, publicity work, which by the way la all donated to Uncle ?am. The thinking voter will concede that the country newspaperman has a right to exist:' It Is no time to throttle the press ot Oregon, or any other state. Swat the Jackson measures both of them. REPORTED, IN ITALY Washington, Oct. 26. A Rome dispatch says that violent fighting is still in. progress in Italy., - The, al lies frustrated .all enemy attempts and enlarged their own gains. 'Rome, Oct. 26, 3:40 p. m. The Italians have captured over 2,000 .prisoners, within the last 24 hours. ALL TRAINS -WILL STOP London, Oct. 28. Operations in Belgium continue to develop .favor ably tor the allies. ..The French, have carried Zulte, despite desperate re sistance, while the British have oc cupied the village of Ingoyhelm. and captured Ooteahsm, and are ndvaae- ing (oward U(e..chald$. rjver, ,t ,l5. ..') 4 4 CASUALTY LIST ' The following casualties are. re ported Ay the commanding general of. the (American .. expeditionary forces for Saturday: Killed In action " S Missing in action '.l'.i.l"- Wounded severely ; . 1 1 Died of accident .... li.. 2 Died of disease 12 Wounded,, degree undetermined 130 Wounded slightly. 27 -.nn-l 7.5 f. ' ' " I "' ' '" ' ' 1 Total '. 214 Slightly wounded Private Albert E. Thomas, Portland. . The following casualties are re ported by the' commanding general of ' . the ' American ' expeditionary forces for Sunday; .' t v Killed in action gg Missing In action 85 Wounded severely . '.. . Z 121 Died-of wounds . ..:.. 51 Pied of accident ....... ... 13 Died of disease .. .. 02 Wounded, degree undetermined 271 Wounded slightly --....Zi Prisoners : v Total 1 :.L950 Wounded, degree undetermined, John Goska, .Portland.-. Total number casualties to date. Including those reported above:. Killed In, action (Including 293 at sea) ...10,574 Died of wounds 8,787 Died of disease 3,220 Died of accidents and other causes 1.150 Washington, Oct. 26 At 2 o'clock J bounded iractlonT.r.r.Z"".32,105 tomorrow morning the United States will complete the test of the daylight saving. Clocks will be stopped one hour, and trains on all the railways. will remain motionless tor one full hour. Missing Jn actipn, ' prisoners ..... including . ...... 6.040 Sill WANT CASE REVIEWED Washington, Oct.' 26. Thomas J. Mooney's Attorneys have asked the United States supreme court to re view his case. ' Total j. 56,876 Marine Corps Killed in action ; 1 Wounded In action, severely s Missing In action 15 Died of wounds 4 Died of disease ,.17 ...40 Na- , Total .. Wounded . ' severely Private than H. HIatt, Portland. , - ,. -In hospital,, previously ' reported died of wounds Private Seth C. Cadman, PortUnd. New York, Oct. 26. Qas shells prepared In America ara. more dead ly than any made In Germany and their fumes can penetrate even the most modern gas masks. Major H. W.. Duffy, of the British-American gas service, declared here today lq a lecture before the Society of Chem. tcal Industry. . ,', GARDINER MAX LOSES LIFE 1JT HEAVY SEA Newport, Ore., Oct. 26. The tug Gleaner has arrived , with barges. The tug also brought the body of First Mate Peter Nelson, of Gardi ner, Ore., who was acoldently,, killed yesterday while oiling the towing machine in a heavy sea. ' - . .-. . v. ') . nza.