Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, October 22, 1914, Night Extra, Page 5, Image 5

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Emperor's Alleged Battle
Plans Would Leave Gen
erals Without Any Armies.
Marne Retreat Near Disaster.
PARIS, Oct. 22.
The Danish press Is quoted ns authority
for .1 report that there was n dlsagiee
nient between the Kaiser and the Qer
' man hendquarteis staff after the battle
'of the Maine. The Kaiser's continual In
Junctions that the offensive be taken In
the battles In France raised discontent,
uneasiness and objections anions the
jtaff, and thr Kaiser's strategy neatly
changed the Marne rcticat Into a catas
trophe. The Knlser Insisted thnt the left wins,
although strongly threatened on the
flank, should continue to advance. A
calamity was avoided by the non-execution
of the Imperial command.
It was nald In Berlin that the Kaiser
on learning of the retreat of the Prus
sian Kuard at Vltry-le-Francols said to
Ms suite:
"What, the ueneral von Hansen still
living? A samurai would have acted
t This )hr..se ounk In the hcatts of the
Gei nun generals.
Stories are revived of the Imperial
strategy ns shown In the grand maneu
vers. In 1597 Count von Haesler said to
a member of the Reichstag after the ma
neuver. "The grand battles arranged by tho
Emperor are magnificent only In their
defects. They terminate like the legen
dary combat of the two lions, only their
tails remaining on the battlefield.
"If tho Triple Alliance entered a cam
paign under command of tho Kaiser,
with the Germans and Austrlans flght
Ing side by side and the Italians forming
the rear guard, I fear that the Italians
would most likely play the role of grave
diggers If they escaped decimation by
tho plasue. In my humble opinion the
dead never enter Into his Majesty's calculations."
American airl Adds He Has Beauti
ful Hands and Knows It.
PAHls. Oct. 22.
General Joffre, of the French army, Is
n. nephew of Mrs. Reld, tho mother of
Miss Gladjs Held, of Baltimore, accord
ing to n letter received here from Mrs.
Nina Lnrrey Duryea, who Is In Dlnaid.
Mrs. Duryea adds:
"We have learned many homely details
of a great man. Ho Is something of a
dandy arid dotes on bonbons. Ho Is gal
lant with women and adores his. wife. Ho
alwujs takes a nap afttr lunch and sleeps
with a hnndkeichlef over his face. He
would rather brnrd the whole German
nrmy slnglehandcd than see a child cry.
He has hcnUtl.'ul hands nnd knows It. He
usually li silent until after dinner. Then
ho Is eloquent and delights to tell stories.
"General Joffre believes that America
hns the gieatest future as an empire that
the world hns over known."
Strathroy Believed Victim of a Ger
m an Cruiser.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 22. It Is believed mu Jnuperative
nt Kin .'nlir fn llir.l llm llrlllah tnir1,li. ' lerBe
ytratlirny has been sunk by a German I
cruiser, nccordlng to Captain T. W. Da
lls, of tho' steamship StrathCnrron, which
nrrlved today from the Urazltlan port, j
The Strnthroy sailed from Norfolk for
ltln Janeiro on August I, and nothing
has been heard since that time. She I
Inquiry Commission Defers Fixing
Austria's Responsibility for Disasters
TURIN, Oct. 22.
What are understood to be tho main
features of the negotiations thus far be
tween Vienna and Rome as the result of
tho Joint Inquiry held In Venice regard
ing floating mines In the Adriatic are
outlined In a message from Rome to tho
fUampa. The Inquiry commission was
appointed as the result of the Italian
Government's vigorous protest some
weeks ago after two fishing Vessels had
been destroyed.
Tho Austrian Government declares, the
Ronui dispatch asserts, that It hns taken,
and will take In future, all necessary
measures to prevent a recurrence of such
unfortunate Incidents, nnd with this ob
ject In view Is strengthening moorings
of fixed mines and replacing old mines
which have become defective.
Itntv agrees that the question of re
sponslhltitv for the Incidents shall be re
ferred to The lingua tribunal, which will
give Us decision nt the closo of the war.
This tribunal will decide whether there
has been a violation of the convention
pqulilng thnt floating mines shall be-
iwo Hours after re
Nn Indemnity Is to bo nald bv the Aus
trian Government to those who suffered,
Austtla offered Indemnity, hut It was re
fused by Italy on the ground that to ac
cept It would not comport with Italian
Was built In IDW and wns a ve.sel of
22S7 tons.
RERUN, Oct. 22. Announcement wa3
made today that contributions to tho war
loan now exceed $750,000,000.
Mr. Berlet Invites Gridiron Wairlors
An Invitation wao extended today by K.
J. Uirl,,t, chairman of tho Philadelphia
Armj-Navv Committee, to the members
of both teams to be the gucsta of the
Philadelphia committee nt Keith's on
Friday evening, November 27.
Assaults in Belgium Apparently a Surprise to Germans.
Excellence of Railroads Near French Frontier
Probably Not Realized by Germans.
Turkey Virtually a German
Colony, Says Constanti
nople Dispatch, and Grand
Vizier Follows Berlin's
MILAN. Oct. 22.
"To all Intents and purposes Turkey
has become a German colony," a dispatch
to tho Secolo reports. "The Orand Vizier
blindly follows tho orders from Berljn and
lus not the slightest notion what the mor
row may bring forth for Turkey.
"Up to the present. Turkey has nomi
nally remained neutral, but she Is actively
preparing, under Gernmn direction, to
break neutrality whenever the word may
come from Berlin.
"Six hundred German ofllcers have ar
rived In Turkey since the war began.
They brought slego guns, field guns and
ammunition with them.
"A German colonel, Weber Pasha, has
taken command of the Dardanelles forts
and big German guns are being mounted
In them. All the fortifications of the
Bosporus have been oerhnuled, u large
number of mines Inld down along tho
coas.a i of Asia Jllnor, especially In and
round Smyrna, which Is fortified, and
io the north of Smyrna IntrcnchmenU
"" wen uug io repel any possible at
tack by laud.
l'Jin18. C0-m,pe'1 ,hnt Turkey has from
M0.OW to iCO.000 min ranrlf !, ..-
b'rd'atTCW.0."n,an m"rS PUt tho num
The foreign Ambassadors In Constanti
nople have been notified by the Porte, a
fJJJfV'u10 the Franlfurter Zeltung re-
;nf:!..thai ,wars'''P3 are forbidden to
renter the onif nr k. rnu. ,',.:
I this refnUit'i'" t.hat1th" Vo1' :tl' In
M.V. pCct ls almed at tne Anglo-French
1 Mediterranean fleet.
Garrison Greatly Reduced, la News
i Brought by Travelers.
LONDON, Oct 22.
i terdJm '" ,r0m AntwerP. say the Hot-
r.Dor?wreSpoi!dent of news "ncy,
"Port that on Tuesday night 10.000 Ger-
"Ian marlnoa n.itt. .. . ".
An-. 7 "" """-"we guns left
Antwerp m a southerly direction.
ntrt fi m? of carts bflnsr wounded
.rt V?t town- Tne KUon of Ant-
few Z,.een Sreat,y d"06'1 ani on"
,ew policemen are on duty there.
Author, 71 Years Old, Joins Army
of France.
,J5 u ct- 22AnatoIe France,
uthor who U In his 71st year, says In
Srik."",?"""" of War has a-
inform enll3t'!,ent- He wi" dn the
"Wform of a private soldier In a few
toTtnyrVt'0r'.,whol has bcf" trying hard
outbreak n? ,Ue "sh,lntr ,lne slnce tho
d'd f I iUe. war- ay3 he wo'l hava
been ?.f.Cha,srin lf hu enlistment had
M mEI"!"1' .He na3 Promised to write
hli af..i lne ''rese,. out to devote
n" ttention to fighting.
Paris?! an"ou"ccl In dispatches from
had ar!fU?y utnat Jl- Anatole France
Mlnl.tt P -et, the aPPolntment from the
Win i? ! War of dllor ot the Bui
" dss Armees
Ni;V YOUK, Oct. 22.
The Allies are continuing to press tho
German line slowly backward In Belgium,
but there Is no eldcnce of fuither gain3
In Northern France.
Lille, whli h Is the (.entrc of the Ger
man advanred entrenchments, Is being
dCMppiatcly held, to serve apparently as
a pilot. North of Lille the Germans are
giving ground. At one point on the Bel-
glum border, Warnoton, the Allies nre
only five miles to the west of tho .Lille
perpendicular, while three miles farther
north, at Menin, they havo swung a mile
or two past tho Lille line.
South of Lille, however, no gains haio
been reported. The brief progress eabt
"ward In tho French pivotal movement
from Arras has been forced to a stand
still by despcrato German resistance at
La Bassee. Tho Immense Importance to
tho Germans of saving their communica
tions from a French eastward swing st
Arras apparently has led to a larger con
centration of General von Bochn's army
south of Lille than to tho north. If tho
Germuns can do so, they will hold Lille
aa a pivot for themselves, Just as the
French are using Arras, 25 miles to tho
southwest, for that purpose.
If the pressure of the Allies In Belgium
becomes too strong for resistance along
tho present line, the Germans probably
will bend their northern line backward;
that Is, to tho cast from Lille. South of
Lille they will endeavor to hold their
front in its presont perpendlculur.
Thla strategy. If continued, will eventu
ally lead to the Germans being pushed
back along Northern Belgium to Antwerp.
This battle front, by following n zUzag
course, will afford the beat protection to
their communications that the circum
stances allow. Their line can bend north
east from Lille to Antwerp without en
dangering their main railway supply
Hut, once tho Allies begin to make per
sistent progress to the east south of
Lllltj, and particularly from Arras, great
danger will force the entire German hold
on French territory. Liege, where tho
chief German communications enter home
territory, Is almost due east of Lille. The
zone of safety for tho Germans, there
fore, Is south of the Lllle-Llege parallel.
For this reason the Germans must pie
vent nt all costs an Allied advance In
force below Lille. To tho piescut they
have been, on the whole, successful In
this effort. They must continue thlB
strategy, even nt the expense of losing
all Belgium from the boundary north of
Llllo to Antweip or upyond. Kvtenslvo
advances by the Allies north of Lille
would not, under present circumstances,
be decisive; south of Lille is the area
that must be watched for developments
of major stiatcgy.
?ETROGRAD. Oct 22. -The Czarina
SU.,. r. d.auShiera are working as
worn,,? ff Men-y among the Russian
2w. edU T1,e l'zar a,11 Czarewltch
Ut!,?H a 'iumer of visits to tha
th. Z hospitals and chatted with
In ndea "o'dfeM.
DLk.relPon3e t0 an aPPa 'rom Grand
hav.h Kholaa' two "tobaccq days
PO' nrf. ? v here About B0.C00
iti ! ',taprl we contributed for
" tsi at fhi rout.
DL'.N'KIRK, Oct. 22.
The progress of the Allies In Belgium
has been most marked during the last
few days. Every one Is talking victory,
and I cannot find a soul coming from the
fighting line who any longer fears the
German offensive, either against the
northern puts of France or further south.
The consensus Is that Von Kluk's army
will be beaten and that he Is now In
full retreat. That Is to s.iy, he Is not
hurrying, but Is concentrating all his
efforts safely to withdraw the exhausted
armies to the line of the Sauibre and
the Mouse. The line of the Sambre has
been strongly fortified.
A general who Is not given to boasting
told a friend of mine that he considered
the position of the allied armies better
than It has ever been, and that the Ue-
moralizatlou of the Germans is grow
ing greater day by day. He added:
"We most certainly will be In Brussels
under a month. I, noself, expect it
to be a fortnight.'
There has been a general advance all
along the allied line. The army advanced
from Roulers and drove back the Ger
mans a considerable distance. Every
where along this line the Germans are
retiring, offering little resistance except
with artillery.
They are covering the retirement of
their masses of half-demoralUed, half
starved Infantry by well-bimalned ar
tillery firo. and have uted heavy guns
to great advantage. In fact, the only
formidable branch of the German army
at present seems to be the heavy and
field artillery.
A great many prisoners have been taken
by the Allies during the last few days.
Thoee capture 1 in Belgium declare, with
out exception, they thought they were
fighting in France and were only 30 kilo
metres from Paris. This Is tho story
they were told eiery day b officers to
induce them to make greater efforts to
retrieve the rapidly declining- fortunes
of the grand army
The French believe that directly It be-
o ics generally known by the army that
they are back on Belgian soil, a general
reaction will set In and the troops be
come even more demoralized than they
nppcar to he at present.
There Is no doubt the Allies now have
pot the whip hand and should succeed
In driving the Germans out of France
nnd western Belgium within a few weeks.
Ostcnd certainly will ho reoccuplcd
within a few days. But for the d"
laycd retirement of the Belgian army
from Antwerp there wns no reason why
It should ever have been abandoned.
If It Is the enemy's eventual Intention
to hold the line of tho Meuso nnd the
Sambre, the conquest of Antwerp Is of
hut the Kiunllest value to them. Between
Antwerp and the Meusc is a sttttch of
cpen country with no defensive posi
tions Antwerp must, therefore, either be
abandoned or Its garrison Isolated.
Once tho Allies re-enter Brussels, un
less the unexpected happens and the Ger
mans nre able to bring great reinforce
ments from the Russian frontlor, they
must fall back In France nnd Belgium,
owing to tho tremendous pressure against
their right wing.
PARIS. Oct. 22
Information received In Paris from the
front Indicates that the activity at points
other than In the north Is Increasing
dally. The frequent rains, with their dis
comfort to tho troops, have had a ten
dency to force the fighting. The Germans
would appear to havo selected 5 o'clock
In the evening as the hour for their
heaviest attack nt certain points where
rapidity is not essential and where tho
battle is In the nature of a siege.
French newspapers today mention tho
success of the allied artillery near La
Bassee and St. Mlhlel. the extraordinary
vigor with which the allied Infantry ap
proach the trenches of the enemy and
the pursuit of German cavalry by French
aviators. From these conditions they de
duce that the forces of the Allies are In
excellent condition.
The Allies apparently are fighting with
tho greatest ardor and determination to
take the Important city of Lille In splto
of the extraordinary resistance of the
enemy. Tho barbed wire obstructions
" proven a serious obstacle to the
Allies' advance and numerous means of
surmounting them have been considered.
ii is icMiizeu hero that It may be neces
Miry to make sacrifices to this end, nnd
It has been suggested that the men
"fleeted for this task be armed, among
other things, with bucklers such as were
used successfully In attacking the notori
ous automobile bandits of Paris In their
refuge In the suburbs of the city.
It also Is proposed that thoro be sent
along with the regimental trains nppara
tus which may bo used In tho destruction
or the accessory defenses of the enemy,
this equipment to be In the hands of men
charged especially with its use It Is con
sidered that measures of this kind should
not be spurned In view of the fuct that
the Germans are conducting their warfare
In such a scientific manner.
Lieutenant folenel Rousset. the military
critic, declares this morning thnt the Ger
limn oyait-m or fortifications is excellent
and furnishes a protecting curtain for
heavy artillery and the Insidious machine
"It S not Chlvnlrnnci na,,iM ,, u
writes, but It Is practical. Our enemy
hf, nV.'i alUr ,he ft"h'n of the lion,
but like the fox. and we should make use
of some of these Ideas."
Stubborn Resistance Along
Channel Coast Guards
Base at Dunkirk, and
Scheme Fails, Declare Ex
perts. By ED. I. KEEN
LONDON, qct. 23, If the Germans
ever seriously planned an 'Invasion of
Kugiand, and the chief military experts
hero Insist they did, they have lost their
chance. The generally credited reports
hero were that Germany, In moving to
take Dunkirk, Intended to start an In
vading force from there nnd Ostcnd.
'Flrt It Is believed an aer!al inld was
Intended to terrorize London. Then the
German fleet wns to go out and give
battle to the British war fleet while an
Invading force was rushed a'cross the
channel. Almost all of the military ex
perts here nre convinced that this was
the plan; and' all agree today that the
Germans have missed their opportunity
and ennnot again obtain It.
Once again It has been the Belglnns
Who Interfered with the plans of the Ger
man General Staff. They refused to per
mit themselves to bo cut off by tho Ger
mans and developed such an effective
offensive from Nlcuport to Dlxmude that
the dash of the Germans toward Dunkirk
failed. Supported by tho great guns of
the British fleet the Belgians have rolled
the German offensive back, and all re
ports received hero Insist that the Ger-
mnns are at last on the defensive.
For tho last IS hours tho Allies have
been on the offensive. Their enveloping
movement Is gaining more and more
strength nnd It Is Insisted nt the War
Olllcc that within a very short tlmo tho
enomy must withdraw to a new line.
The British Flying Corps has reported
that tho German engineers have been
hard at work laying out a new line far
behind that at present occupied. Tho
exact location Is withheld, but It Is be
lieved thnt the German General Staff Is
nt last convinced that It cannot gain
ground from the north and plans to
withdraw Its main right wing Into Bel
gium and devote Its energies to an of
fensive which Is being developed on the
Frendh centre and left In the neighbor
hood of Verdun nnd the line of the
Meuse forts.
Feeble, Wavering Strtnd, Io Descrip
tion by French.
PARIS. Oct. 22. A correspondent who
la behind the Allies' lines In northern
Trnnco sends this dispatch:
"The situation is hourly getting better.
The German line Is no longer a lino, but
a fccblo series of zigzags.
"Their channel army zigzags. from some
vague" spot near the Dutch frontier to
ward Bruges, then westward a little to
ward Roulers. It bends hack again be
hind Courtrnl, wavers Indefinitely be
tween Roubalx and Toum.il and straggles
wildly over the country near Orchlcs. At
Doual and west of Lille Ita contour Is
"Only four days ago tho German line,
speaking only of the new Gorman right
wing, was drawn stinlght south from
Ostend to Lille. But the line has been
bent out of shape and Into a series ot
veau curves and zigzags.
"Thcro Is a rumor that Ostend has
been taken, but the report lacks con
firmation. I hear that tho Germans uic
preparing to evacuate Bruges."
The curious nre noting that In the last
four centuries various great comets have
been visible In the. Russian dominions only
li times, and that each time such an ap
pearance has coincided with great wars
In which Russia tins been engaged. The
only exceptions to the rule that a bright
comet has been plainly visible every time
Russia has been at war for four cen
turies were the Turkish Campaign of 1S77
and the war with Japan, though In the
latter case a faint comet becamo visible
In January, loot.
Delavant's comet, recently discovered,
keeps the tradition and corresponds In
stmo respects very nearly to the comet
of 1S12, tho year of Hussln's great na
tional war against the "Twelve Tribes ot
Kurope," tinder Napoleon. The present
comet will remain visible for about the
same period of tho year as the comet of
"When the 1th Middlesex regiment was
slu prised by Germans while at dinner
with their arms stacked," n correspon
dent with tho English army relntes. "the
British soldiers, nimble to reach their
weapons, rushed upon the foe anil at
tacked them with thcl" bare lists. The
Gordons nrrlved In time to aid thorn and
bt-at off tho Germans."
Near the forest of Argonne, where the
German Grown Prince Is said to have had
his headquarters, Is tho town of Mcne
hould, where poor Louis XVI nnd his
family were recognizee at the posting
station while disguised in nn attempt to
fl from Finncc They aero cent back to
Paris, where he w.i beheaded In Janu
ary, 1703. and his Queen In the following
A troop of 28 Prussian soldiers, Ignor
ant of the progress of the German ad
vance line, nsked a peasant near Paris If
the Germans had taken the cltv. "Yes,"
nald the peasant, "I will 3how you tho
road." The peasant led the troopers Into
the French lines.
An Knglish newspaper prints the fol
lowing: Alicady there nre complaints from sensl-
tlvc Scotsmen that our glorious victories
arc being credited to England nnd that
Engtond does not Include Scotland. In
rali-Mitus Hiev demand "Britain and
"British." The difficulty Is that most J
of the pnetry and the uplifting hltorlcnl
,...,. 1. a, ...... ft.. ft!.;. ...rtfr! ,4TJ".tlff I
Inr.d" nnd not to the word "Britnin.
Inamglne Henley's "England, my Eng
land," transformed to "Biltaln, my
A good Scotsman like the late William
Black pointed out In "The New Prince
Fortunatus" that some of tho finest poems
about England had been written by Scots
men. Tho most conspicuous example Is
"Ye .Mariners of England," liy tho .cot
UMi poet. Thomas Campbell. It did not
ociur to him to write "Ve Mariners of
Biltaln." Thlr. surely, Is the most Rtlr
ring patriotic nong In our language, un
less It Is to take second place to "Rule,
Britannia." nnd thnt was written by n
Sfotfmati, too!
At Folssons, n In many other places In
France, nnlv the aged men nnd the
women and children nrr left. These
spend their da and night" In cellars,
coming out during lulls In tho lighting.
They eat an rloep under ground, hut
In periods of comparative calm children
nre lerti plnylng In the streets, up-rror'-otlng
little of what It Is nil about.
They wonder for a brief minuto why the
housei have reeled Into the streets; then
their wonderment Is lost In the Jov of
climbing over the ruins, while mothers
shout out warning to be careful lest they
go too near the tottering walls.
A cirrespondent who hns visited a. num
ber of towns In the Fmnch war zone
"I usunlly mnnnged to make friends
with the people, though their nerves wnre
r-ldcntly tense, whereupon they would
ask me for "news from the front.'
" 'Hid ou bring a Paris paper with
vr-u?' they would demand with pitiful
eagerness 'How Is the war going?"
"It struck mo ns the oddest thing I
had encountered these people between
the nctunl fighting armies clnmorlng for
news from the front. I later discovered
flint army officers, men of high rank, too.
were us Ignorant ns were these people of
the real nows of the fighting, nnd Just
as eager for Paris papers publishing the
official communiques."
'Dr. Graves" Informs New
Yorkers on Secret Intentions
of Kaiser Against Foo
Across the Channel.
NHW YORK, Oct. 22,-Supposed. Inner
secrets of .the German Government r
gardlng Its preparations for the war and
Its planw for tho Immcdlato future were
revealed In tho most matter of fact way
by Dr. Armganrd Karl Graves, nt last
night's dinner of the Booksellers' League.
He Id a self-styled German spy, and ad
mils that lie has gathered valuable In
formation for his Government, but h
declined to reveal his name or bis nation
nllly. However, he declares he knows
wbnt the Germans are going to do to
Doctor Graves asserted that Germany,,
between November 1 nnd 5, would at
tack England with a fleet of wnrshlps,
t.lrshlps and submarines. The German
air fleet when It is over London will
give the British Government the choice
of withdrawing from tho war or taking?
tho confluences. Ii added. If th
Britons do rot surrender nt once the
Germans will have to do something; -,
which Doctor Graves nssuics they are; '
rry leluctant to do. He left It to b ''
arsumed that when the Germans had,
finished thcie would bo no more London.
Doctor Graves said the German ships
Interned In New Tork. Philadelphia and.
Boston would make a. dash for sea In the.
most unexpected manner. Ho declared
thnt the Government) bought IS ships and "
loaded them with 10,000,000 bushels ot ,
grnln Just before tho war started, and "
that these vessels were In American porta
waiting for word to leave for German
$13 Reversible
Shirvan Rugs,
Norwegian Captnin Hears About
Cruiser's Deadly Raids,
LAS PAL."r.S, Canary Islands, Oct. 2?.
When the Norwegian ship Reghelnge
nrrlved In port today the master reported
that his vessel had been stopped by a
German cruiser, the captnin of which
told him ho hnd Mink 11 British and
French merchantmen and one Italian
ship which was carrying food to England.
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.vroitn opkns s.so a. m. and closes at r,.no p.
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It Is the hlch nualltv of
the premium' thnt makes
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sands nf enthusiastic col
lectors will frlfy this.
Double Stamps In tha
Winter Clothing
Tomorrow Will Be a
Good Day for Men to Buy
firee Great Sfleciallv Priced Lots Offer Savinas of From Five to Seven
Dollars on
Balmacaan & SemiFitting Overcoats : E"slsJleCosX"
$20 Suits &
The Importance of the British fleet In
resisting the German advance on Dun
kirk is becoming more apparent. Pro
tected by submarines and destroyers,
these warships have been ablo to shell
German positions several miles Inland
Monitors probably are being used, as
mo vesseu oraw ees than It feet of
water and their heavy guns have a range
of five miles.
German forces In Belgium have been
unable to resist the Allies' advance, A
wedge has been driven Into their llnss
the apex now being at noulers, about K
miles northeast of Tpres.
.,'iVeiJ.n,Va,erl1,ave not 'et concentrated
sumcleiit number of troops to check the
Allies' advance. This offenslva move ap.
partntly took the Germans by surprise
The probably did not realize how the
cxceheiit railroads and highways behind
the Allies' line facilitated troop move-
The hitch In the German military ma
chinery, which prevented a proper Junc
tion of the troops of General von Kluk
and the army that marched southwest
imiii niwerp. and therefore interrupted
the (jerman offensive scheme for a sweep:
Ing adiaiic-e along the coast, is probably
due to the fact that the railway system
under their control had not ben in proper
operation "i
Before the commencement of hostilities
this s stem was as perfect as that be
hind the Allies' front in northern France
and southwestern Flanders, put much of
It was wrcked lq the retreat of the
traueo-British forces before the over
Jhelmins advance or the Uermanj eariv
la the campa'jrn.
Colonel Seely's Auto Struck by Shots
at Battle Front,
LONDON. Oct. 22.-Letters received
from the front tell of a narrow escape
from death of Colonel John Kdwln Ber
nard Seely. former War Minister, who
is now at the front with the British Gen
oral Staff. An automobile In which he
was proceeding to a point on the battle
front was shelled by the Germans, who
had got the range by an aviator. One
of the wheels was smashed by shrapnel,
but Colonel Seely was uninjured.
Funds for tho relief of the Belgian non
combatants continued to be brought to
the oiuees of Charles T Harrison, Jr.. &
Co., tieasurers who are accepting money
to be sent to the starving Belgians. Ac
cotding to an announcement made yes.
terday the fund now exceeds J16.000.
BKBLI.V, Oct. 2?.-A German casualty
list Issued today adds the names of 11 5n
killed, wounded and missing to the 'al
ready big total.
lOvercoats 1
This is clothinp; of inimitable qual-J
ity and style at tho pricp. It is 5
1 perfectly tailored will hold the
?"set" nnd includes up to very large S
sizes. S
' The "Frankel Fifteen" and several
, other leading dependable makes.
1 Over a hundred different patterns
and weaves in smart absolutely
ill-wool fabrics.
$25 Suits and Overcoats, $18
Fine hand-tailored garments that fully measure up to the best twentv-five dollar
suits regularh sold nnmhero It Is clothing that will appeal to men of dis
criminating tastes nnd those who want the best that the money can buy. All
these garments ar silk t,o u ami man of the overcoats silk lined.
4.50 Suits, Balmacaans i $7.50 Suits, Balma- $
and Overcoats $Q QQ'caans & Overcoats
at Only J'kJ Suits ln navy sclRe. fancy cheviots, oaasl-
SnitS are Norfolk. Knickerbocker I ,,,,. ,, J"8 nn,'1 worsteds, also light and
?u,li anil sailor stles. In fancy I 'V1 ,')rou" corduroy, arlouslv including
mixtures. " i Norfolk, Knickerbocker, double-breasted.
Ten Coats ar, "' assortment of I " '" .'" i.isnions
"- fine woolens. Sizes TOD Coats nr ir chinchillas and
L'i to 17 years. "H -"" tures. Sizes IM, to ls yea
Extraordinary Millinery Special
Trimmed flats, $7 OS
SI 2 Value 1"7U
Beautiful and dressy for midwinter
i3 0k
b. A I via o
7 J' 0
..-."1 ;
I One nf MI Hh
k the f (S$ 83
Itnl- Kg ffl
at BBS U'23 "
$io Jg ii :
?r- w
b nday Ba
The list of British merchant vessels
sunk or captured by the German
cruistr Kmden. as announced, Is now
as follows:
Stcumshtp Indus, 2110 tons.
Steamship Ixivat. S376 tons.
Steamship Diplomat, IS73 tons.
Steamship Trabboch, 3639 tons.
Steamship Kablnga. 2825 tons.
Steamship Craftsman. 1030 tons (un
official) Steamship Clan Matheson, 3053 tons
Two other steamships (?) (unofficial)
ateamshlp Tumeric (?)
bteamshlp Klngr Lud. 2311 tons.
Steamship Rlbera, 2HI tons.
Steamship Foyle. 2&90 tons.
Collier Uursk ir.ew). 3211 tons.
Steamship t'hilkana, tS2l tons.
Steamship Trollus. ISdi tons.
Steamship Benmohr. 3110 tons.
Steamship Clan Grant. 38 IS tons
bteamshlp Exford. &0t tons.
Dredger I'onrabble.
British commerce In the Indian
Ocean Is paralyzed as a result of the
raids made b the German cruiser
L'mden Officials of all ports were
warned today that ships hou!d re
main In port. The looses to British
shipping caused by the Emden U esti
mated at JlMMO.000 in vessels alone
Thev are fresh
from the needles of
our own skilled
milliners Chm
, medtuin-slze shapes
iiiuiiu irom
Handsome Qual
ity Black Luons
Srik, Velvet Trim
med with one Id-
inch and one u
inch Rich Ostrich
and neatly finished
with sros - grain
ribbon band and
bow. I.Ike Skru-h.
A Very Good Value at $12, but
Extraordinary at Only $7.98
li F
Fall Shoes
We combine Mibatnutlal iunllt vrith
mart urn tlm.
Women's $3, Cn j
$3.50 & $4 Shoes &.OU
4 Boston maker's surplus stock.
Come In p.iltiit coltskin, i;un-niutal
calf and Klazed kldskin, also he,i
tan storm &hoes in lot Lace, button
and Hlui'hei out, hijih Cub.in. mili
tary nnd recular heels, hand-welted
soles. Sizes 2 to S
50c Night
Gowns . . .
, - -. -
VuVi i"r
i 'hildren'n
striped 11. iii
nelctle; dou
ble v o 1; e s :
o o 1 1 a r I r is
Sizes 4 to 11
ears Unp
like xkrtcli.
Waists, 19c
Children's cam
bric, doubto row
,f buttons a n d
garter attach
mints. 2 tu It
One like rut.
r grains
$1 Pure Silk
Mess alines.
ti'me in white, pink. Krii, Copen-
lmgi-ii, ni.'ilioc.'in , purple, tan and
v.inous othrr colors j: inches wide.
(50c Tabourettes, 13c
of mission And oak finish, stands 19
Inches hlKh. with 11 -Inch top, rein
forced IrKb wit) cross spindles and
$3.50 Velvet
Jumper Waists
.Vat'i Blue, Brown and Black.
Litest fashion and
v. urn c,er a linKarle
Se Tht't nrA lr,i,n,l
with silk biald. finish, d with Jet
Lilrrttmre collar
The er
or bilk blouse
buttons, satin
ami rovers
Men's $3.50 & $o CC
$4 Fall Shoes -OD
They are the newest shapes in pat
ent coltskin. Kun-metal calf and
tan Russia calf in all sizes to 10
In lot, but not In each style
Big Girls 52.50 and $ ;r
S3 Shoes JL.OO
Samples and surplus stock of a. i,r,n
nent Philadelphia manufacturer' bu
i?R2? &r"&. wrtted nd
...v..v , ... oi.ies. sizes stt tu tt.
$2.50 to $5.00 $
-Vo Matt or Phone Orrfrrj
Ponular mnkfs in ill nt- n.,- j,,.
models In whit nink- un.i ki.. ..
til, batiste and brocade
Women's 25c Stockinsrs. 15
Medlum-y, eight cotton in black, with
Maco-snlit soles ,,ii..j ..." ,
heels, carter hm in,.. sjii,.h. ,
perfections. '
Women's 75c to A C
$1 Union Suits.. 7C
20c to $3 Lace
Remnants, each
J'le.yf nee of all odd lengths Includ
'" ,fiarrim and wide edges, in
"VAwBP3"'! Ur'VJ?taJ "u--lnB and
alP" .. Lengths foi all purposes.
Mne cotton rihl,u,l
weights and shaiies
All sizes in lot
all desired
Limited li,t
50c Silk & Cotton
Ratines, yard
i thick bul ratlm in r,, i
these are fully one-half silk
It is the in.ik.rs entire reseiv,
ihlli? "c,.Uil selling pri, . i
the ru-h.st colorings. Viu.tinV
ABIT, Brgu UM,,, cv ,, ,,,,,
. I4T unoTuens
Bath Room Fixtures
75c to $1.35 Cf
Values, each. . UC
Solid brass. htail nickel-plaUd.
all pieces with nickel screws
!.: Opal t.lo.n Shelf, wti,
l tlpul While- Mm, TotTel Hack
llur. 21-imh ntckrl end posts
K3t Opul Willi,, tilui Towel Ha
ls huh, nit Wei end posts.
'Ac Soup DUbrt.
.S5c I timhliiullon Tumbler and
Soap llolilrr.
SI.'-'S I'nprr llolilrr. with ebonized
T.le 'I'll re- nn Towel liars.
73i llurdnuoil nud White linim.
Hed lutii tui, srat, rubber
S5c ,,",h JUTf.'"' 'ion'1 rubber.
$1.00 to $1.25
Inlaid Linoleum.i ni
Square Yard... '.C
size. -FOLATe.f!t?'J: