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Monday, Feb. 14,1016.
Prince Oscar Tells of Hand-to-Hand Night
Battles and Terrible Days In the Trenches
(Herewith Is presented the sec-,
<»nd installment of Prince Oscar of |
I'ruksia's story of the winter bat
tle hi the Champagne. It Is a
-piij of the lighting that raged
about Hill I'm and In described by
the kaiser's author-son as the
greatest "continued battle" in
history. The last installment of
this royal narrative of the great
war will appear In thLs paper to
Author-Kon of KulNer Wilhelin
This Translation Copyrighted,
But it was not the Infantry at
tacks that made the great winter
battle of the Champagne for us,
not tbe hand to hand struggle In
the trenches, man agalnßt man,
where the German, being the
stronger, always overcame the
No, the terrible artillery which
the French
brought up and
the endless mass
of in n ii i i lons
which they had
at their disposal,
these made the
r-tny In our
trenches a hell
and turned the
difficulties of
our troops into
nnlor get table i
deeds of hero
In a propor
tionately small
space tho French
threw In I single
day 100,000
We found a
French order of
battle wherein
I'rinco Oscar. „, e wrl , or nl .
lowed 1S gren
ades for each meter of trench at
the place of attack.
And tin. c were not divi.led
111■', >■i _- In• :i * tho whole dri.-, hut
for perhaps one or Iwo hours*
The speed of firing was like
that of a machine gun, excepting ,
that these were not infantry
•Sots, but grenades of every cal
"Drum fire" we called this kind
of artillery fire, and its results
wero fearful.
The wire entanglements were
totally destroyed, as If wiped out,
the trenches were turned into
flat troughs, the shelters were
broken to pieces, no method of
fortification was able to hold out
even for a short time against such
One thing only ill.l liolil
out: Oermitii discipline, Her
man Infill, t.rrninii courage!
Whenever such a ilriiui
fire begun, there rose from
our in.mil.ls a glg-uiti. wall
of smoke, rluilf, dust and
fragments of shell, which
cut off the outer world.
Be_»n from the rear It was
a picture to shudder st.
In addition there was In Inter
mittent rolling, thundering,
crashing, which even miles away
sounded like a heavy thunder
It seemed Impossible that any
living thing could endure In that
hell. And if the firing stopped
suddenly or seemed to hesitate
and a French infantry attack fol
lowed, then out of the hollows,
from half-destroyed shelters,
from torn sacks of sand, our
brave musketeers, grenadiers, or
fusiliers rose, fixed their weap
ons, wiped the dust from their
eyes, and repelled the attack.
And not only once, but dozens
of times did they do this!
ltulld Nests Itnplilly
But If It chanced that one of
cur trenches under fire was
emptied In order to diminish our
losses, sometimes a French in
fantry attack under protection of
the artillery carried the empty
trench, especially since there was
no longer any hindrance.
Then straightway our brave
men in field-gray leaped out of
the nearest trenches with bayon
ets and hand grenades fixed for
attack, and nearly always threw
out the enemy with heavy loises
or killed them.
For most people, whouc scalps arc in ordinarily JJFliM&l&jß^^fESpj f|
good condition, and not seriously affected with Wpsaifsl"'-- sS_S~rm
dandniff, regular shampoos with Resinol Soap ■ .
are enough to keep the hair healthy and the N^g?'" yif_Wn
scalp clean. But if there Is severe dandruff,
itching or loss of hair, Resinol Ointment should >^riy fl
be used in connection with the Resinol Soap I_WL. ■_■
shampoos until the trouble is under control. y^^^\ _\_*_W
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But If this attack was for some
reason postponed for one or two
hours, the result was not so sure,
.md usually cost a great deal of
blood; for this short time sufficed
for the French, who aie very
clever at making any sort of de
fenses, to seize quickly for their
pur|K>se the captured trench and
to bring up several machine guns,
to erect on each side a harrier
and sand hags—and the so-call
ed French "nest" was ready.
Attack at Night
Then our regiments had the
heavy task of again taking this
"nest," after a long hard battle,
sometimes lasting several weeks.
We went at the enemy with
mines, while he threw from above
shell, hand grenades and bombs.
Then If we thought the nest
was ready, a group of volunteers
made ready to storm it, led by of
ficers, nt the head of a group of
pioneers "armed with grenades
and implements to tear away the
hand bag protection, nnd on l>otli
sides the storming began at the
same time.
Usually these attacks took
place at night. When the gren
ades had exploded, our troops
stormed up with utter disregard
of death, and there arose a rag
ing hand-to-hand battle, wherein
bayonet and hatchets, bootheels
and spade edges can led on a mur
derous work, until tho enemy was
killed or surrendered.
With what terrible bitterness
it was fought, the following ax
amples will show:
A musketeer from n Ithiii
ish infantry regimeut lin.l his
thumb completely bitten of
by a Frenchman. It ..«- the
hand in which he curried his
hatchet. The bravo man con
cenled his iuilii. took his
linlcliet In his left hunt], and
with It smashed the heud of
the Frenchman and the man
behind him.
In another regiment three men
had come so close together that
they looked like a clover leaf.
The middle one, the stronger:?,
| carried in his left hand two hook
ed together shields intended as a
protection against machine guns,
and in his right hand a hatchet.
Shield-Bearer Heady.
Right and left close behind him
followed the other two, one of
whom carried a goodly amouut of
grenades, while the other was
armed with ■ bayonet.
This strange cloverleaf went
along, making a bloody way by
■tabbing and hurling grenades, to
the terror of the French, ami it
did us a wonderful service.
Tho shield-bearer announced
himself every evening willing to!
do this dangerous duty. When !
asked If he did not want a re-'
spite, or whether he wanted to
work with bayonet or grenades,
he merely said that no one could 1
serve with the shield as well as'
he could, that that was his duty;!
that others could do the other
things as well as he.
Two Norts of Attacks.
So our brave regiment had to
fight, in close night conflicts, but
during the day they had to let
the inhuman fire from grenades
pass over them and in the pauses
of tlie firing they had to fight off
the attacks of the enemy; but this
was not all, for the positions that
were shot to pieces during the day
had to be replaced during the
night as far as was possible and
with all their available strength.
And the reserves too had to help
in this work, men who really
should have had a chance to re
freshen themselves farther bac':.
In addition to this they were often
alarmed during the night in order
to bring their bayonets to some
endangered spot, and their rest In
the rear shelters was of little dur
We can divide the French at
tack methods into divisions and
mass attacks.
The first mentioned always
went in advance of the latter; the
strength of the troops thus relat
ed fluxated from company to divi
sion strength; their real aim was
as follows: After shattering drum
fire they attacked a position in
order to get possession of a
If they got themselves securely
into one, and then, by righting
along the sides, they tried to
unite these two trenches, or else
they used the captured trench as
the spot for a mass attack, which
bud as its aim the making of a
breach, a thing which the division
attack never tried to do. With
these mass attacks the French
acted according to their well
known scheme for making
breeches; a close line of defence
as guard, a hundred meters be
hind them companies and col
umns in close mass formation.
These attempts at attack, which
they always used, meant a fearful
loss for thorn.
It is probably no exaggera
tion to say that the losses of
an attacking French regi
ment are 40 to 50 per cent;
prisoners ha\e verified these
estimates. Therefore the
French seldom use the .value
regiment twice for making
an attack.
In this matter the mental effect
A man's mouth Is his certificate of character. In thick lips of Vivid color you may read a lovo
for material things, SO indulgence in tilings that are sensual. I.ips lint make a thru psls line when
closed are not the lips that will appeal to the Valentine Girl. They men cold temperament; spiteful
disposition and cruelty, though they also mean industry and self-denial.
Honl let the curve of a "Cupid's how allure you. Admire It if you will, but don't marry the
man whose mouth Is a "Cupid's bow." He's egotistical, selfish nnd weak willed.
<t> WHAT I'ltoiil ( ins GUT ♦
- * . : • • • • • • • •- i ■(■ v ■»'
Hens 15c
Ducks 14c
Springs l«_Z>l7c
Bquuba »- n -' -„
Cows $5® 6
Heifers $5«6.50
Dressed hogs B®;ic
Dressed veal [email protected]:!c
Steers $«.25 ©7.25
Hogs $..'_■ ii _r.-.
J.uiubH j.'ii. ;.i
Ewes J 1.(.-,:, j
_■ WHAT 111 I All .Fits I'AV <&
Fresh ranch eggs 30c
Washington cheese 210
Tillamook 21c
Kent butter Il#t4s
bwiss doin 24c
Cream, bricks 2So
Cows [email protected]
Heifers 10:
Mutton, wethers 11 Ho
Hogs, sides |M
Dressed hogs, buying Sc
Rl.er beef lOOSPII c
Kwes 10'ic
Lambs i_r.„. ( ii'-
Whole hos lie
Potatoes, ton $30{T32
Cabbage, cwt $1.50
Hiusseis sprouts, lb lc
Onions, CWt $2.50 .. 2.75
Carrots, turnips, beets, sack. ..$1
Sweets, cwt $2.75
Lettuce, head, crate $2{(2.25
Celery, do* 90cii$l
Itadlshes, dos. bunches 25c
Rutabagas, cwt. „$1.50
Khuharb, retail 15c
Leaf lettuce, bunch 5c
Florida green peppers 30c
Cauliflower, crate $2.50
Navel oranges $3.00
Winter pears $1.50
Lemons $4® 4 60
Cranberries, bbl $1]
Japs $1.60
Bananas, lb Sc
Apples 60c and up
Grape fruit, box $4.50
Amocat $707.10
1.1.-.-. Light $7.35
Pyramid $6.86
Vashon $6.75
Whole wheat, bbls 15.60
Drifted Snow $5.85
Olympic $5.55
Hlght Flight 57.15
Occident $8.20
Graham, bbls $6.25
Wheat, ton $39©40
Corn $Bso3*
Bran IIT
Wheat hay $21
Mixed timothy $22.i 2.)
Oats, car 132
Bailey $35W35
Middlings $32034
ghorts ...$2»
Timothy $244*26
Alfalfa $.'.1_.24
Moiled otti 1C3.00
Hops. 111! crop. Ik IHOI3MO
produced on them by their being
forced to go over the dead bodies
of their comrades may have play
ed a considerable role.
An Imprisoned French officer
told us that the effects of our ar
tillery on the separated divisions
had been frightful. He added:
"These attacks cause In
sane slaughter; it is not mo
much nil altack as a dance
over cemeteries; but we will
keep on doing it until the
French commanders see the
pui-post, le-sm-s*. of such a
thing or until we win
And later the commanders,
through force of experience, were
brought to this view;
At the beginning of the time
we are considering here the
French attacks were directed
against us moetly at Perthes
(middle and left wing of the sev
enth army corps). Then the
French turned somewhat towards
the outermost left wing of the
"Study his mouth to know what he IS; study his nose to know
what he WILL be," is an ancient proverb recommended to the Valen
tine (lirl who peers anxiously Into the future on Valentine day to
read tlie character of her Valentine Man.
"The perfect nose," says Lavater, noted physiognymist, "is
equal In length to the forehead; (this indicates strong will and deci
sion). The arch of the perfect nose Is wide (indicating logicl; the
sides are almost parallel (Indicating generosity); the lower contour
is clear cut and not too wide—lndicating firmness and artistic taste."
Physiognymists divide noses Into seven classes —here they are
—with Francis Bushman's Grecian nose thrown in for good measure.
Study them carefully; the nose Is a signpost of character. Before
you accept your Valentine Man read his charcter In hiß nose.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14.—Throngs of pedestrians donned
their skates here yesterday, following a sleet storm which turned
Philadelphia's streets into a vast network of frozen canals. It was
possible to skate from one end of the city to another. Many were
Injured by falling on the Ice, which was nearly an inch thick In some
ROME, Feb. 14.—A method of photogrsphy, producing nstural
colors, discovered by the Pinch! brothers and Slgnor Han ton I. Is pro
clslmed here aa a great scientific discovery. It Is expected the
method will be used for the nurpos* of moving picture exhibitions.
seventh and the right wing to
wardi* the outermost left wing of
the seventh and the right wing of
the eighth reserve corps, and at
leniuh the French attacks deteri
orated into a wild despairing con
flict around the famous Hill 19C.
Like Rra/.en Rock.
At first the ruling thought ap
parently was to capture the height
for the sake of the artillery posi
tion it afforded. Then, however,
a command seemed to come to
take the height no matter at W_***\
And it did cost them some
thing, for they brought to thl
task all their strength and en
ergy, they suffered annihilating
losses, and left there hecatombs
of victims. BUT ALL IN VAIN.
They were not meant to gain the
bill, and they DID not gain it,
Hi.ml ■ to the unsurpassable coin
age of all the regiments lighting
In this, the most dangerous
spot of all, the guard was placed
which in common with Rhinish.
Pruslan and Saxon men earned
for themselves immortal laurels
True to their Iraditoius, they
stood like a brazen rock In tin'
blaze of the French mass attacks
where again nnd again fresh regi
ments were brought up. ATTACK
TERED. . An mat did not break
to pleees in the artillery and
machine gun fire fell under the
clubs and bayonets of the demiac
(The last Installment of
Prince tKcar's wonderful
story of the greatest of all
defensive battles In history
will appear in The Times to
You'll Find
It Here T
Thoy say a
women Is a s
young as s he
looks, but that
doesn't mean
she's always as
you n | as she
thinks she looks.
Claude (.'i.ihniiie-W Idle, the '
British aviator, is reported seri- j
OUSIy wounded.
liking Hair Tonic. Why stay
linld'.' In 111, Tiicomn. ' adv." '
Steam ferries to carry mer
chsndiss between Sweden undil
Knglaud. |
I'DINTIM. CO. adv.
Fire wipes out to.in of Sellty
vilh', DM. L--SM $liMi,(HMi.
('ail Johnson of Monroe dies
from expor-ore in Woods Creel,
valley while on hunting trip.
Dr. I.oblnson, Dentist, N'utlonnl
Healty building. adv
Laymen's mfsioiinry conven
tion opens at Portland with
ISOO delegates.
Swedish football association
invites American association to
play match In Sweden next sum
Cut flowers und Hornl work.
Hiuz, florist. So. 7th and K. adv.
.More than .{nun men and hoy
strikers return to work in Amer
ican Sugar Refining Co.'s plant
In New York.
Fngland will issue first .all
for enlisted married men.
M< 1-eiin the contract mover.
Mom IN.-..*. ad*.
IN.,ili toll ill mine explosion
at Krnest, la., 1 -day, rsschtl
Humors that there Ik <hiiig-*r
of Invasion of Canada at Niagra
Falls Is denied by Canadian army
See Dr. C. Brunn, 813 Natl
Kenlly hldg., for all Minis of stom
ach and n< 11..ii- disorders, adv.
British government plain. i<>
take over large whisky distil
leries and use them as munitions
Morse hall. containing Cor
nell university's valuable chem
ical laboratories, is destroyed by
Diamond Hings. $5 to 91.10.
Pfaff, Jeweler, 1147 Urdwy. adv.
Demonstration in Rome for
Cardinal Merrier, archbishop of
Ma lines.
1...M.1..H n*|n.it says Bulgaria
has made overtures for separate
peace with allies.
Austrian neroplanes raid Ital
ian coast.
Mark Shlnliorn, for many years
one of the most notorious bank
robbers of the country, dies In
Boston at 80.
New schedule shows fire in
surance rates at Puyallup have
J. E. Frost denies he has with
drawn from race for republican
nomination for governor.
Tuesday and Wednesday
John t'nrt Present* the Distin
guished American Actor
WALKER \t ii I 1 I; s i n i:
In tlie Sin ces«ini i'ia»
Price*—2Rc to $I.SO. Heats Now.
--"ii hum. Mn n nil ntv
Laces and
A Wonderful Clearance of the Utmost
Importance to Women
Beautiful trimmings of line laces, dainty and
exquisite embroideries, rich braids and beauti
ful chiffons and all-overs. This sale embraces
almost every trimming of Importance in popular
demand. The prices we quote will proclaim
themselves as the must wonderful values yon
have been offered within your recollection.
Former Prices Range 4e to $3.50 ■ Yd.
Reduced Prices 2c to 98c a Yd.
1000 Square Yards
Worth 90c and $1.00
An advance shipment of heavy, genuine Inlaid
Linoleum is pl.v I on sale Ihis week at a* re
markable price. Linoleums have advanced
nearly L'O per cent in the past six nmnthH and
our sale price of 69c represents n saving from
the present wholesale cost. The time when we
can again offer real Inlaid Linoleum at (59c a
yard is very indefinite. The pat terns are all
new and attractive. None have been shown by
us before, and the quality is first-class and ab
solutely dependable, Our former^^^V
rei*. prices and -I. On -ale tlii m .||a
week, while tho 1,000 ar«ls last. ''■■*■■
st|iiai'e yard Vr€r^/
WASHINGTON, D. C, Fell. I *l. The state of Washington has
been leading all others in growth of population, re .Hiding loan esti
mate of census bureau experts today, The estimated population of
!the stale .lan. 1 WM 1,501,13.!, against 1,471,041 Inn. 1. 1916. By
July 1 it will be 1,(14,111. The estimated population of the U. 8.
on .lan. 1 was 1(t1,301,516,
WASHINGTON, I). C, Feb. 1 1.---More than 71! per cent of tho
estimated total of water horse power in Uie I. S. Is found In tho
mountain and Pacific states and nearly one-halt of this total, or 42
per cent, Is found in the three states of Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia. Tills Is the report of the secrelaiy of agriculture in his sum
mary on electric power development in the I. H. The estimated total
is 19,441,141 water horsepower.
TORONTO, Feb. 14.- An entire brigade of 4,000 Americans
now living in Canada will iie recruited for service with the Dominion
forces on tlie firing line in Flanders ,it was announced today. Mh.l.
C, Seymour Bullock, who came here from New York and Joined the
ftith battalion, American legion, lias been authorized to undertake
the campaign.
liKTItoiT, Mich., Feb. 14.—Ford millions may be used for an
educational campaign against war and preparedness, which Henry
Ford de.-lares to be the first step toward aciual war. It wag an
nounced today that he Is preparing lo launch a country-wide cam
paign of newspaper and magazine advertising against the prepared
ness program.
Describing vividly the atrocities committed by the Turks, Dr.
J. P. McNaughton, on the closing day of the Laymen's Mlsisonary
convention yesterdny, made a plea for help for the thousands of
Armenians who have been made destitute. Churches were crowded
morning and afternoon, and the convention was declared to be a pro
nounced success, marking a new religious awakening In Tacoma.
"The (Jirl and the tiHine." No. 7.
B Ernest Wilkes Htock Co.
■ Presents
I The House Next Door
B ('harming Comedy by J.
I Hartley Manners, author of
I Prices: Matinees, IBc ft _i.-„
B Nights, 1.-.c to BOc.
B Phone Main 804.
Typewriter Ribbons
<\ •*y_% Bin -^ i IIIII il I
Steamers Tacoma and
Indianapolis for Seattle
Lrix Municipal Dwek, Taao
m«. 7:11. 100, fl .00 _. «.; 1:00,
1:00, 1:00, 7:00, 1:00 p. ol
l.«»v» Colman Dook. S**mi*.
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FuUat and Finest 8l«»m*r»
Final* Kara, 10-j. Hound Trlfc
tic hi Bona* Trl***» Dally.
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