THE AK1Z0NA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1917
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!' ill' ;i i UK-kin; the German "pill
'"r.i'" liiis I't-rn minced almust to a
tii.i : h' m:i i m ;i 1 sHpnee by the Ilritish
tiiny. I'ii!l"(i' vhirh jirp nol "done
n: ' ! t!i" Ug gun in the preliminary
voices away ami the ranks plodded
on unheedir.K to the assault.
CradiiHlly the men struggled up the
crest of the ri.e. panting and out of
hreath. Concrete pill-oox gun em
placements bulged scattered and ex
posed among the craters.
One pill-box atop the crest was
till in action. From its mound of
earth came the familiar rat-tat-tat,
and the air seemed full of the whip
lash of bullets. Someone shouted and
gesticulated. The men broke into a
Hhamblitig run. A hand grenade
i hurst in the mud a yard or two short
I nf tlia amhriiiiiiVA' then lib n itsf-L
of hounds men crowded forward to
the quarry. A section circled the
rear and rifle firing broke out at
close quarters. Bullets were aimed
at the slits, and the bullets that went
true ricochetted inside the pill-box in
search of their target. Suddenly k
wild figure in Khaki appeared ges
I " ' rn I si l il i or tit an- rushed by the infan-j UoulatitiK on the domed concrete top,
'.v ' H'onadi- is dropped through i knelt down and threw somrt.hi'nff
lie of tin' loop-holes.
An nttai I; mi a little section of (ler
ln.in line a f.-w das ago illustrated the
ii.i i-pillbox tei litiique. The attack was
tn'le usnlt-r di'speraU' weather condi
t ions. A cold wind cut through the
men's lirenched clothing and heavy
lain drops stung their numbed faces.
'I'lie line of craters and .shell holes
ulii'i the advanced Ilritish troops held
was thinh deep in water and mud,
liil sei t ns ol' the hastily raised
saml-bau parapet kept slipping down
ii.i the sodden earth gave way. The
Avaitins; men were almost deafened by
Hie overhead blast of the artillery
drum-fire. The orders of the officers
conl, hardly be heard a few feet away
and had to be shouted down from cra
ter lo crater along the irregular line.
Tlie men had been ready for a lung
time, but in these modern battles all
depends upon the guns, and everything
must wait for them to finish off their
work. At last tlie moment came,
vthisiles blew faintly, inarticulate
voices sounded and the fire curtain
through the embrasure. A moment
and the narrow slip souted flame
and smoke wreathed the group. Then
alt was quiet.
T4uee minutes later two wounded
I'ritish soldiers were keeping watch
over the three remaining live mem
bers of the captured garrison. The
wave of attack had passed on over
the defenses and the pillbox ' has
OTS OF NOISE BUT
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PARIS, Dec. 12. The Bourse.
lifted so that the earth of the first ob- J sluck exchange of Paris, is making
jei lives lav quiescent and smoking. . . . , ,
no longer spinning in black, flame-shot "lm',st as m,lch no,8e "ef,,re t!le
jilunies toward the sky. ' war to do about half as much Ij im-
There was no instant leaping f rom ! "ss. The bulk of the trading now is
the trench. Men clambered cumlirously ! on the "curb" or. more strictly speak
np the slipoery stacis of the cratei s, j ing. on the portico of the Bourc,
falling oil hands and knees in the mud. where le un-official brokers make
Here, and there a soldier helped a fall- their deals, filling the Place de la
ins comrade to regain his balance.
Voices cursed, laughed, or complained;
noii-comniis.sioi.ed officers hei ded on
their sections and the attack was
launched. High! and left thef ploughed
null cratered surface of the barren
ailh seemed to disgorge men who
Course with their clamor.
In the midst of a lively session of
this market the other day the quota
tions suddenly disappeared from the
blackboards. The employes of the
llourse had chosen this little mani
festation to enforce a demand for all
moved slowly, some at wide intervals, I Saturday afternoons off. The brok
vi, mo grouped together circling the I el's, surrendered and the clerks re-
iIkc of some quagmire. ; established the quotations.
were much talked about early in the
The fact is their interests on the
Bourse were largely exaggerated and,
instead of making a profit, they sus
tained heavy losses when their deals
were closed out. according to Alfred
Rochet, head of the official Stock
Brokets' association. '
The Germans and Austrians sold
freely on the break that came at the
end of July. 114. but with neither
the hope nor the prospect of profit,
because they were unable to sell
short, and every transaclion repre
sented a loss on their holdings. One
heavy Austrian speculator had a big
line of Krench percents on which he
sustained a big loss.
It has been proposed to establish
in Paris a stock exchange similar to
that in New York. It would neces
sitate a complete and very difficult
revision of laws and regulations gov
erning transactions in securities in
The proposal of the participation
of American hanks in carrying over
settlements is much favored by brok
ers who hold that it will be necessary
after the war for the allies to co
operate in Jill markets to stabilize
war loan securities.
WOMEN REPLACING MEN IN U. 8.
BUREAU OF MINES
The Federal Bureau of Mines is
opening its services to women as never
before. Since the beginning of the war
it has more than quadrupled its cleri
cal force of women employed in the
Department of the Interior at 'Wash
ington. In addition to its regular force of
stenographers, typists, filing clerks,
etc., who work during the day, the bu
reau has been compelled to employ a
night force and this includes about lio
women. These night workers are em
ployed at the rate of 5o cents an hour.
The Bureau of Mines ts endeavoring
to make this work helpful to women
who are out of work or awaiting em
ployment or require this extra help.
No woman employed by the Govern
ment during the day is permitted to
join this night force.
At the new Pittsburg experiment
station, which has just been completed
by the Government at al?ost of a half
a million dollars, women are being em
ployed as fast as male vacancies re
quire and permit the substitution of
female service. In the Bureau of
Mines' former force of 20ft employees
at this station, which occupied the
old arsenal grounds, not a single wo
man was employed. They are now be
ing employed as rapidly as vacancies
occur which they can fill.
So that, though the season is not
propitious for engaging in military
enterprises on a large scale, yet ow
ing to the imperative necessity for a
continuance of this mobility, further
offensives are to be anticipated.
On the other hand, the allies will
give the enemv no respite, and any
offensive undertaken by the Germans
will be promptly met by a counter
stroke of greater severity.
The battle of Gambrai continues
with sanguinary intensity. The en
emy, after the first onrush of the
British, by bringing up fresh forces,
has been able to bolster up hi3 weak
ened defenses, which for a time im
perilled the security of the entire
However, when the Germans had
recovered" from the first blow and
were able to stand their ground, no
further extensive gains of terrain by
the British were to be anticipated.
Counter Attacks Fail
The heights of Bourlon wood ana
Bourlon village were stormed and
captured by the British during the
early part of the period under re
view. Repeated hostile counter at
tacks failed to wrest from them the
dominating position of Bourlon wood.
though the village of Bourlon, as well
as Fontaine Notre Dame, the scene
of much heavy fighting, have again
passed into German hands. Bourlon
wood not only remained in British
hands, hut they had so strengthened
their positions here as to enable them
to hring up artillery.
The shelling of Gamhrai has begun.
Infantry activity somewhat abated
during the latter part of the week,
when the enemy apparently passed
to the offensive and was able to
break, through the newly won British
positions south of Masnieres.
Hostile reaction has been extremely
heavy and costly counter attacks
made by the enemy have enabled him
to retake a certain area, as well as I
occupy terrain southwest of the new
salient. Here the enemy was tern- I
porarily successful in penetrating the i
original British line for a depth of j
approximately two miles, resulting in
the taking of La Vacquerie and Gou-
zeacourt. Severe fighting continues
in this sector.
The British have the situation well
in hand and announce the repulse of
the enemy, who has been driven from
the positions captured.
In the Ypres Seeeor j
In the Ypres salient, especially' in
the f'asschendaele sector, artillery j
activity was noted. Xo infantry ac-
tions took place. Along the French i
front minor operations are ' recorded.
North of the Aisne artillery duels I
In the Argonne the increasing in- i
tensity of hostile artillery is noted. j
On the right bank of the Muese the i
Krench carried forward a successful j
thrust of a local character north of j
Hill 344. while the enemy raided va
rious sectors of the French front.
During the week the enemy made :
repeated attempts to shatter the Hal- ;
ian lines in mountain regions be- j
tween the Brenta and the I'iave. ;
These were, in every case, repulsed, j
Intense bombardments east of the
Brenta valley, followed by furiously
massed attacks, were repelled and
the Italians even counter attacked
with vigor, driving the enemy back
for some distance.
On the Asiaqo Plateau
On the Asiago plateau enemy con
centrations have been successfully
harassed, and the Italian counter
battery work has been efficient.
The situation along the Italian
front is rapidly becoming normal.
Knemy assaults in the northern sec
tor are subsiding. Allied co-operation
has now been firmly established,
in a measure relieving the Italians.
Stock operations ' here now are
.,Xe w i a1 an coniiiseu alio in-
distinct: enemy shells burst over- j mostly for investment since cash
bead, bill ibeir report was drowned operations, only, are allowed yet there
In the thunder of the British bar- is some speculation in sugar refinery
lage. Soniew heie up-wind smoke and munitions works shares.
bombs bad been lighted and the wind ! Speculation in government bonds is
c nrieil dow n a protecting veil of mist
and the acrid scent of chemicals. An
(K-casional man fell face downward in
the mud: others, not so badly hit,
rnlleil into Hie deceptive cover of
vaier-l'illed craters to flounder there
:iil stretcher bearers could recover
Miem. Cnwounded men who had been
engulfed by the mudlioles to the
tliinhs appealed to comrades to pull
lliem clear, but the wind bore their
impossible until the final liquidation
of the war debt anil the end of
The deals pending at the outbreak
tif the w ar amounting , to five hun
dred million francs and carried along
for nearly a year and a half by the
moratorium have now been half set
tled, including the deals of Austrian
and German operators whose trans
actions and supposed heavy ' profits
Greeting it all our -friends. "We wish you all a
Merry Chvistnuu and a Happy New Year. And we
wish You one and all to come in our store and get our
( 'liristmas prices on
WOOD, COAL, GAS AND OIL STOVES
PURE SPUN ALUMINUM WARE
HO YAL GRANITE WARE
HOUND CITY PAINTS OILS AND VARNISHES
GUNS AND AMMUNITION
CUTLERY AND SILVERWARE
FREE SEWING MACHINES
A COMPLETE LINE OF CHRISTMAS GOODS
TOYS FOR THE LITTLE ONE
TRADE AT THE BIG STORE AND
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LONDON, Dec. 1-'. A soldier re
cently gave a newspaper represent
ative a remarkable demonstration oi
an artificial arm made by a private
exhibitor at the Royal Academy. In
stead of being strapped to the shoul
der in the usual way, the arm is put
on with the waistcoat. The move
ment of the elbow and grip of the
artificial hand are controlled by using
the muscles of the thigh. acting
through a loose steel connecting rod.
The soldier swept the floor, used a
hoe, lifted a bucket full of water on
to a chair and held a piece of wooil
firmly on the table for carpentry
purposes, all by means of the new
The War Situation
5 f.&idf &
The outstanding fetaure of the gen
eral military situation today is to i
be found in the ever-increasing mo- !
bility of action of the forces en
gaged. Static warfare is giving way j
to- activity of movement.
It seema that ' ft decision is being '
sought by the enemy, who realizes j
that he can not endure for a much :
longer period the strain of trench j
warfare imposed by the allies in the ,
German Tactic Revealed
This explains the effort of the cen- i
tral powers in massing considerable
forces in order to invade Italy a
concentration of troops made possible
by the internal situation in Russia, j
This offensive was undertaken to
crush the Italians and compel them j
to sue for peace. " t
Five weeks of desperate fighting :
has brought them no nearer their !
real objective in this theater.
The Italian armies suffered serious i
reverses in the early stages of the i
battle. They were compelled to give I
way and for a time the military situ- I
atibn along the Italian front was se
rious. But the enemy had underes
timated the resisting power of the
Italians and discounted the splendid
morale which their forces would dis
play when the full magnitude of the
impending crisis was visualized.
Political Intrigua Unavailing
The hoped for revolution in Italy,
which had been sedtiluosly fomented
by German propagandists and which
; was an important part of the German
plan of invasion, failed to materialize.
The Italians, by a magnificent ef
fort, reorganized their broken forces,
rapidly reformed their cadres, and
backed by the allies, were able single
handed to check the Austro-German
It would be futile to underestimate
the great losses, both of men and
material, suffered by the Italians.
These losses should serve to set forth
in holder relief the heroic efforts
of these elements of the Italian ar
mies which were able to thwart the
plans of the central empires.
Closing of Swiss Frontier
The closing of the Swiss frontier
for two weeks may indicate that the
enemy is transporting large forces,
both men and guns, to the west.
The enemy is constantly detaching
large contingents from the eastern
theater. All good troops which can
possibly be. spared are being dis
patched to other zones of operations.
Fix Right Now For Christmas
Think awhile and recount the gifts
which you have received. They made
you happy, now make others happy,
this year of all years. We have a num
ber of good sensible gifts for any mem
ber of the family, or friends.
Vne this week before it is too late to
ret vour choice.
Brown Mercantile Co.
"1 Vat hers"
JUST A WORD ABOUT
When sending cleaning, one
should be careful to. select a firm
that has had experience, a firm that
stands back of their work. AVe are
experts In this line, and work sent
to us receives this expert atten
tion. We have our own up-to-date
cleaning plant and work sent to us
is done in Tempe, not taken back
and forth to Phoenix.
Lot ui take your measure for a now
suit of clothes
Cleaners & Dyers
I. S. HENLEN, Prop.
Mill Ave., Opp. Casa Loma Hotel
Phone 97 Tempo
f1 j.w..-3tv?. ..r,Ttl
Ford Supplies Goodyear, United State and Fisk Tires
J. B. JOHNSTON, Prop.
Phone 231 ' Tempe, Ariz.
We have an especially choice line of those famous
makes -Johnson, Brown and Chocolate Shop to add
to your holiday festivities.
During the holidays we are also serving Special Hot
Drinks and Lunches for the Xmas shopper.
Don't fail to call at the
J. L. Lemons, Prop.
114 K. Mill Ave.
'Staple and fancy groceries for the holidays.
Prompt delivery to all parts of the city.
PHONE 42, TEMPE
HOME MADE BREAD
During Christmas we will put out an especially fine
Fruit Cakes and Pastry
Let Us Do Your Christmas Baking
MRS. CHAS. BAUER
Tempe, Ariz. "
Enjoys the reputation of being the best restaurant on
the South Side, and deservedly, so. The cooking is
of the highest order, the service is excellent, and all
foods served are fresh and appetizing. The
Regular 35c Dinner
served at noon, is varied daily, and cannot, be ex
celled anywhere. -
During the holidays special menus will-be served.
HOLLAND & LEE
Is the finest ever seen in this
section of the state.
Something to suit even' taste.
Something to suit every purse.
Something For Her
Our show cases are filled Avith an attractive display
of gift articles, including watches, diamonds, silver
ware, cut glass, china, hand bags, etc., while
Something For Him
Is easily selected from our large assortment of gifts
for men, which include safety razors, fountain pens,
search lights, brushes, etc.
Come in and look over my stock in the largest jew
elry store south of the river.
. Store open evenings after the 13th until Christmas..
JEWELER AND OPTOMETRIST
Send Postal Card for My Latest Catalogue
Phone 68 Tempe,Ariz.
413 E." Mill Ave.
Quality, service, and under present
conditions reasonable prices.
Mail orders solicited.
Buy Now At Pioneer Prices
Sell Later At Big Profits
If you want a few of the best bargains to be found in
the valley, for cotton and alfalfa land; Dir good terms,
don't wait, but call at once, on
C. O. AUSTIN
SPECIAL SALE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
Long Pants, regular price $8.50 to $15.00. Tour
ARIZONA BARGAIN STORE
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