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TOMS ROOT BRITISH
i FORCESIHASIAAND
MARCH ON BATUM
Success in Two Fields
' Claimed by Sultan's Arms.
' Keda, Near Russian Sca-
portj Seized by Invaders.
' CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 7.
"Defeat of ft British landing force nnd
an advance to within less than SO miles
of Datum are claimed In an official state
ment Issued today.
"A British landing force, between the
TlgTl and Suvaya, which attempted to
tako the Turkish position, was repulsed
'with heavy loss," the statement asserts.
"Our troops captured a machine gun and
considerable ammunition."
Ths Tigris Itlver flows Into the
Euphrates, about 09 miles from the Per
sian Gulf, but Suvnsra Is not mentioned
On. the standard maps of Turkey In
Asia. Tho British would have access to
Turkey via the Persian Gulf from their
Indian possessions.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7.
, Tho Turks have occupied Keda, nn Im
portant point east of Datum, according
to a message from Constantinople.
Capture of the point was made by a
bold rusa. Tho electric light works
were put out of action. Three hundred
Jtusslans uent forward by the Russian
ctfmmander to retake the olectrlc llRht
plant wcro ambushed and annihilated.
PATHS. Dec. 7.
A Itavas dispatch from retrogratl says
if Is officially announced that on De
cember 2 tho Russian army of the Cau
casus occupied the towns of Saral-ICcI
and Oaschksl, In the eastern part of
Turkey In Asia, near tho Persian
border, "as the result of battles oc
curring on tho Dllman and Khol routes."
Dllman and Khol are towns In that sec
tion of Persia Ijlnjj between Turkey in
Asia and Russian territory.
"AlthoUsh making despcrato resist
ance before these points," the statement
says, "tho Turks were forced to retire
lr tho direction of Van (a lako in the
eastern: part of Turkey Asia), abandon
ing many "wounded and prisoners.
"Wo havo taken possession of depots
of provisions and war munitions at
Baschkal."
BORDEAUX, Dec 7.
i A secret arrangement has been made
by Great Britain and Italy In author
Itntlvo circles here, whereby Italy will
throw 600,000 men Into Egypt if Turkey's
array menaces Cairo.
Italy wl! take this step. It Is added,
for the protection of Its Interests in
Tripoli. That colony Is by no means in
a, settled condition, nnd a Mussulman
success in EfO'pt might lead to an up
rising In Tripoli which would tempt
Envcr Pasha to avenge his defeat nt tho
hands of Italy throe years ago.
Thanks to Italy's action In definitely
throwing In Us lot with the Allies,
France has recently been able to move
up to the front several additional army
corps of first-line troops, which have
"KJtherlo been garrisoned in the South to
guard against any surprise from Italy
that might have been brought about by
Germnn'o intrigues In Rome.
England nnd France have Jointly ad
vanced to Italy ?200,000.000 to enable It to
bear tho cost of mobilization, as Its Tri
poli war left It In a condition of financial
prostration from which It has not yet
recovered.
CAPTURE OF LODZ
MENACES WARSA W
Continued from Fnice One
Wlelun, from which point tho German
veterans who had come from Flanders
began their advance against, the left
wing of the main Russian forces. It has
been estimated that 150.000 Germans were
operating on this front as far west as
Kaliaz.
This latter movement is of great im
portance aa the Germans, in posses
sion of Plotrkow, would cut the railway
which chiefly supplies the Russian army
operating in front of Czenstochawa and
might force its retirement and also com
pel the Czar's forces to give up their
attack on Cracow.
It Is said the Germans began this new
movement last Thursday. Having failed
to pierce the Russian centre they have
now made a drive at both flanks.
Lodz, "the Manchester of Poland,"
ljing 73 miles southwest of Warsaw, has
been for the last two weeks the centre
of the most furious fighting In the east
ern zone since the war began. Although
the city was occupied by the Germans
shortly after the outbreak of hostilities.
It his been in the hands of the Russians
since tho German retreat from before
Warsaw.
Whin tho second German offensive was
halted two weeks ago. several German
corps wore surrounded north of Lodz,
but In 0. scries of desperate bayonet bat
tles they broke through tho Russian ring,
and then, reinforced, returned to the at
tack and reached the suburbs of Lodz.
Lodz baa grown in recent years from
n Insignificant place to bo one of the
most populous cities In the Russian Em
pire. In 1M0 u had 31,600 inhabitants,
but in 1910 it had a population of 415.601,
and was the second city of Poland. With
this important place, situated on a rail
road leading direct to Warsaw, in their
possession as a base, it is probable the
Germans wll be encouraged to make re
doubled efforts to raaob the Polish capi
tal. JSjiUia SVttfu a. Qman Viwjriut
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RUSSIANS REPULSE GERMANS
IN POLAND, PETR06RAD SAYS
Admit IrOcta is Aflame, But Not Cap
ture of City.
PETROOrtAD. Dea. 7.
The sanguinary conflict In Poland con
tlnuea without cessation. Flghtlnff rocs
on day and night, according to advices
received hero today direct from the front.
A dispatch from Warsaw says that Lodz,
tho prosperous manufacturing city about
which the hardest fighting has centred
for ten days, Is burning.
The War Ofllco stated today that no
decision had been reached In tho great
struggle in Poland, but asserted that ail
the German attacks mafia on Sunday
had been repulsed. It Issued tho fol
lowing statement!
"inero was no special change In tho
situation In Poland yesterday. Fighting
continues without decisive result. Tho
Russian troops, however, repulsed nil at
tacks made by the German troops."
Tho reports Indicated that tho Rus
sians had been compelled to assume tho
defensive. It Is known that tho Ger
mans have received heavy reinforce
ments and tho vlotonco of tho attack
may havo foreed tho Russians to aban
don their offensive movements. The ex
perts here declare, however, thnt this
will be only temporary and that the Rus
sians will soon resume the offensive
Tho correspondent of the Uourso Ga
zette at Warsaw lends the following dis
patch: "Lodz has been almost ruined by the
artillery flro that has played upon It
for four days and nights. Many houses
havo been completely destroyed and
their occupants killed. Flro has broken
out nt numerous points. Hundreds of
civilians have been killed.
"The first shells fired Into tho city
destroyed the gas works. Tho gas caught
fire and since that tlmo the flames havo
been tho only light In tho city."
ARMY OF MONTENEGRO
WRECKED, KING ASKS AID
Appeals to Russian for Help to Con
tinue righting'.
PETROGRAD, Doc. 7. King Nicholas
of Montenegro has telegraphed The
Bourse Gazetto thnt n third of his nrmy
has fallen on the battlefield.
"Nevertheless," King Nicholas adds In
his message, "Montenegrins will continue
to defend their country nnd deliver nt
taclu on tho enemy's territory. Their
means aro exhausted nnd they will bo
most grateful for assistance either In
money or supplies."
The war strength of the Montenegrin
nrmy Is estimated at approximately 50,000
men. A dispatch from Berlin on Decem
ber t stated that, according to an unof
ficial announcement made there, a num
ber of transports escorted by British and
French warships had reached Antivarl,
the solo seaport of Montenegro. The as
sumption was that theso transports car
ried troops who would nsslst the Monte
negrins In their campaign.
ALARM IN HUNGARY
OVER CZAR'S INVASION
Russians Reported Past Carpathians
With No Army to Oppose Them.
ROME, Dec. 7.
Travelers who have arrived at Flume
declare, that at Budapeit and throughout
Hungary there Is great alarm on ac
count of tho new Russian invasion. A
Russian army Is marching ncross the
southern passes of the Carpathian with
the evident Intention or occupying the
whole of the southern line beyond the
Carpathians to render Impossible the re
treat of the Austrian nrmles In Hun
gary. The feeling of alarm Is due to the fact
that there nre no moro available troops
In Hungary. The Austro-Hungnrlan
troops In tho Carpathians nre estimated
to number EOO.ono men and the whole of
this army Is said to be In danger of being
made prisoners.
SERVIANS REPORT SUCCESS'
Authorities Escaped Before Capture
of Belgrade.
NISH, Dec. 7.
The Servian War Office Issues the fol
lowing official statement
"On the whole front tho success of tho
Servian army Is reported.
"Everywhere tho Austrlaus hnvo been
repulsed. We have captured two general
officers, K officers, 2100 men nnd a large
quantity of booty. On fine of our fronts
we captured from the enemy four com
pleto batteries
"The Servian authorities and troops left
Belgrade on the evening of November 20.
33 hours before the entry of the Aus
trians. If there was any fighting. It was
only between rear guards and patrols."
IN MIDAIR, HIT BY SHELL
AS HE SKETCHED FOE'S LINE
Robert Xoralne, Actor - Aviator,
Wounded in France.
LONDON, Doc. 7
The following account of the Injuries re
ceived by Robert Loralne. actor-aviator,
recently while righting at tho front has
bren received from a military surgeon:
"One of my latest patients Is tho aviator-actor
Loralne. Ho was out making
a sketch of the enemy'B position when n
shrapnel bullet struck him below the
shoulder blade, traversed a lung and same
out below the collar bone, in front. He
was in bad condition when ho entered
tho hospital, but Is doing well now,"
INDIANS GIVE WAR FUND
Princes Contribute $4,000,000 to
British Government.
LONDON, Dec. 7- Contributions by
ruling Princes of India to the expenses
o( the war now amount approximately
to U.000,000, according to a telegram
received from Delhi. This sum Includes
!.000,000 ffOfn the Nlsam or Hydera
bad and it.WO.OQO from the Maharaja
of Mysore. Besides this amount 9i0,
uw has ben subscribed to the Prince of
Wales Relief Fund and the Indian Re
lief Fund.
A further sum of nearly $150,000 has
been len by the1 chiefs In the form of
heavy motorcycles, telescopes and kin
dred equipment, and 1120,000 has been
given by Maharaja SIndhIa of Gwallor.
SIR JQHJT FRENCH DECORATED
LONDON. Dec 7Durlpg his visit (a
Fiance Kin George conferred the Order
of Merit on Sir John French, commander
of the Britten fores on tlw Continent.
lie also pinned the Victoria. Crow on
the first Bast Uptiaii soidUr to win the
decoration.
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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA", MONDAY, DECEMBER
FLEETS OF ALLIES
MASS FOR BLOW
AGAINST ENEMY
Forty Battleships Reported
Ready to Strike Probably
at Turks in Dardanelles,
Probably at Kiel.
LONDON, Dec. 7. Tho Ccntrnl News
correspondent nt Copenhagen says the
following dispatch has been received In
the Danish capital from Berlin!
"Forty British and French warehlpi
are gathered outsido (name deleted by
censor), with tho evident Intention of
forcing their way through. This, how
ever, will be impossible, as the forti
fications have been greatly strengthened
and tho water Is thickly strewn with
mines."
This dispatch Is taken to Indicate a
plan either to force the Dardanelles or
to strlko at the German fleet In tho Kiel
Canal.
Tho Turkish cruiser ltamldleh has
struck n mine nnd returned to Con
stantinople considerably damaged, ac
cording to the Russian official nows
agency's Constantinople adxlces which
have reached London.
Tho advisers say nlso that Russian
warships have sunk six Turkish sailing
vessels, which were earning war sup
plies. An ordor Issued by tho Admiralty
that tho wholo fishing fleet In the
rirth of Forth, Scotland, cease opera
tions has been received with consterna
tion by a thousand fishermen who faco
ruin.
Tho population also Is excited, ns the
people bellcvo prices will advance beyond
the reach of tho poor, whoso principal
food Is fish. Tho firth probably will be
closed to fishing until tho end of tho
war.
GERMAN SUBMARINE U-16
CRIPPLED; TWO LINERS SUNK
Crew of Finnish Steamship Reported
Lost.
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 7. Tho Oerman
submarine U-16 has arrived at Esbjerg
badly damnged. Tho cause of tho ves
sel's injury is not known.
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7.
The Swedish steamship Luna and the
Finnish steamship Evcrliaa were sunk by
mines off UJorncborg In tho Gulf of Both
nia today. The crew of the Luna was
saved, but all on board tho Evcrlldn, ex
cept one member of the crew, perished.
BJorneborg lies nt the mouth of tho
Kumo river In Finland.
AUSTRIANS DEFEAT SERBS
SOUTHWEST OF BELGRADE
War Office Also Reports Victories in
Gallcla.
VIENNA. Dec. 7.
An official statement from the War
Office today says:
"The battle in Poland continues favor
ably. "We took 300 prisoners and a few
trains In western Gallcla.
"In the southern theatre our (troops
are winning southwest of Belgrade.
West of Arandjelowatz, In the vicinity
of Gornla and Jmllanountz tho enemy
approached with reinforcements and ve
hement attacks continue."
REVEALS OLD AUSTRIAN
PLAN TO STRIKE AT SERVIA
Dual Monarchy Sought to Precipitate
War In 1013, Italian Charges.
ROME. Dec. 7. Revelation that Aus
tria intended to strike at Servla at tho
time of the Balkan war in August. 1013.
nnd that Italy then refused to regard
the Triple Alliance as binding upon It
under the circumstance,, waa made by
Giovanni Glollttt, tho former Premier, in
n speech in the Italian Chamber of
Deputies announcing his approval of the
Government's policy of neutrality in the
present European conflict.
He said he thought It was necessary
to emphasize that Italy nhvajs had been
loyal to treaties.
GERMANS SEIZE DESTROYERS
Two War Craft, Building for Nor
way, Taken.
COPENHAGEN. Dec. 7 -A dispatch
from Norway declares that Germany has
selzfd two torpedobont destroyers, which
were being built for Norway In Germany,
for the Kaiser's navy, which the dispatch
adds. "Is greatly In need of reinforce
ments." PARIS THEATRES REOPENED
PARIS, Dec. 7. Tho Comedle Francalse
nnd I ho Opera Comlquo gavo this after
noon their first performance since tho be
ginning of the war. Each waa filled to Its
capacity ana ine patriotic
programs j
aroused great enthusiasm. Tho actors and
singers comprised those whoso classes
havo not yet been called to tho colors,
Both houses were decorated with flags.
The "Marseillaise" was recited and sung
by n chorus in revolutionary costume.
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OFFENSIVE TO GAIN ALSACE
New Methods Characterize Fresh Drive Into "Stolen Prov
ince" and That Against Metz DIundcrs of August
Campaign Won't Be Repeated, Says Expert.
B7 J. W. T. MASON
NEW TonK. Dec 7. The French aro
trying to develop new offensives in Al
sace and Lorraine. General Joffre has
returned from a personal Inspection of
southern Alsace, where ho made reassur
ing speeches to the Inhabitants, suggest
ing a French advance; at the same time
thern nrn riirrlne rflfAttncea In tho
Paris official bulletins to a movement on
Metz, In Lorraine.
Simultaneously with the tentative de
velopment of these new offensives the
official French military Journal, the
Bulletin des Armecs, explains that "the
higher commands, renewed because of
necessary dismissals, have not committed
any of these errors during the last three
months which were observed nnd pun
ished In August." The mistakes thus
openly acknowledged by the French
Government, of course, nro not publicly
known. But It Is well understood that
tho most serious of them occurred dur
ing the first Impetuous effort In August
to carry tho offensive Into Ahsace and
Lorraine.
At Muclhausen, In southern Alsace, a
mysterious blunder by the French com
mander led large numbers of the In
vaders Into tho first known trap of tho
war. Details are concealed by tho Gov
ernment, but it is believed faulty recon
naissance caused the French to march
blindly over a German mine Held, which
was exploded with terrifying results.
About tho same time, further north, In
Lorrnlne, the Marseilles nrmy corps be
camo panic-stricken nt n critical moment
during the Sanrburg operations, bring
ing tho Lorraine offensive to n hasty and
Inglorious end.
Assurances thnt the Incompetent gen
eral responsible for thoso misfortunes
have been dismissed are a reassurance
to the Trench nation that hasty enlhu
ilmm. will nnf nenln nerve for serious
military campaigning. Last ,August the
French generals were carried away by
sentiment when they crossed with their
armies Into the lost provinces. Their
Judgment wns blinded nnd they went
nhcad too quickly. The lessons of the
disasters that were thus Invited have
beon learned. Since then caution has
been the prime chracterlstlc of Ficnch
leadership.
In the present Alsaco and Lorraine of
fensives the new methods are very evi
dent. There has been a persistent ad
vance on Metz for a number of weeks,
but tho progress has been nt a snnll's
pnee The outer defenses of the prin
cipal Lorraine stronghold are now com
ing within range of tho French guns.
Nevertheless, the policy of cautltVn Is
obviously restraining tho French from
blundering Into Impetuous operations
which the name of Metz would havo
caused last August.
Similarly, in Upper (southern) Alsace
General Joffre's assurance to the pro
French noDUlatlon thnt they need feel
no alarm about the Germans has a dif
ferent ring to what It would havo meant
In August Four months ago It would
have had the Inconsequential flavor of
banquet oratory: today It means the
French bellcvo they havo checked the
Germans In Upper Alsace and their army
is In n strategically advantageous posi
tion. By GRANVILLE FORTESCTJE
PETROGRAD, Dec. 7. For three days
the Germans have carried on nn ng
gresslve offensive. New corps try to
crush the Russian front at every point of
contact.
The German wedge driven Into the
northwest of Polnnd fills with an alnrm
Ing number of reinforcements. The base
ol this wedge Is Thorn and Kallsz, tho
apex Lowlcz. This gives the Germans
control of tho only railroad In this
section.
Tho Germans have been poured through
In nn unceasing stream since Decem
ber 1. but Generalissimo Grand Duko
Nicholas anticipated this move.
Desperate though the offense Is, It
does not disturb this man of chilled
steel. Assisted by Genernl Jvanoff, past
master of strategy. Grand Duke Nicholas
marshals his forces to meet the new movo
of Field Marshal von Hlndenburg.
There nre several replies to this at
tack. In the fighting now going on at
Lcwlcz we have Russia's first answer
In an effort to blunt the edge of tho
wedgo tho Russian advance down the
Mruga River Is being vigorously sup
ported, but should the outcome of the
battles around Lowlcz prove Indecisive
or develop Into long-drawn-out artillery
duels, the advantage will rest with the
Russians, for they could continue un
checked their assaults against Cracow.
In tho vicinity of Cracow the cam
paign continues with uninterrupted suc
cess. Tho Austrian corps that attempt
to hold back the Russian Inundation In
Gallcla melt before the wave of attack.
For a week citizens of Cracow have
heard the gun flro grow dally louder.
Russian heavy artillery ranges almost
to the walls of tho defending forts. The
crescent of Russian corps closes In from
north to south every day, drawing
tighter the clrclo of Investment.
The fighting In Gallcla takes a new
turn with the Russian extreme left
occupying the passes of the Carpathians
Prom the beginning of operations in
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this area the Austrian nave attempted
to push columns through these passes In
order to threaten the Russian rear.
Under the most trying handicaps flying
divisions have been meeting this danger.
Not only have the Russians stopped
the gaps In the mountains but have
possessed themselves of two Important
openings. One force has captured the
lino of Lahore River with a conslder
abla section of railroad. Another holds
Bartfeld, head of one railroad system
running to Budapest. These nro of great
stratogio value.
When the cost Is counted tho batllo of
Lodz will bo reckoned the world's great
est conflict, Tho Germans have suffered
a loss of 1CO,000 effectives and when tho
total killed, wounded and missing on
both sides nro made out, the loss will be
1000 men for every dny of the year. It
would be like tho wiping out of tho city
of Washington.
BRITISH RUSH WORK
ON 14 BIG WARSHIPS
Superdrendnoughts nnd Battlo Cruis
ers to Bo Ready Within 0 Months.
NEW YORK, Dec. 7.
Within six months tho lists of the Brit
ish navy will be augmented by six super
dreadnoughts and eight battle cruisers
from Its yards at Dovonport and Ports,
mouth alone, nn American visitor Just re
turned to this country from England
learned. All theso ships will be equipped
defensively and offensively moro power
fully than any men-o'-wnr of their re
spective classes now afloat At least one
of tho supcrdrcadnoughts, for example,
has nn arrangement of turrets which is
quite new and which permits big callbro
guns to be fired broadside or straight
ahead with equal facility.
No less than 9000 men are employed
night and dny at tho Dovonport station,
and there nro always some 5000 sail
ors and marines on gunrd there against
attack from without or within. At pres
ent n very largo number of men nre en
gaged constantly at Devonport In turning
12, 13 nnd even 15 Inch battleship guns Into
slcgo howitzers.
This operation Is performed by detach
ing tho gun from Its turret, cutting down
Its muzzlo and mounting it on an artil
lery carrlngo of special design nnd great
strength. Owing to tho Royal Navy's
superfluity of big naval weapons tho
number of heavy howitzers now with tho
British expeditionary force Is almost
equal to that of tho enemy's comple
ment. PEACE IS NEAR IN ORIENT,
MIKADO TELLS JAPANESE
Rejoices at Strengthening of Alli
ances With European Powers.
TOKIO, Dee. 7.
Emperor Yoshlhlto opened the Japanese
Diet today with a speech. In which ho
announced that "the bonds of amity be
tween Japan, Great Britain, Franco and
Russia are being strengthened by the
war."
In part, the Emperor said:
"I am happy to announce that the
friendship of tho empire with treaty
Powers Is growing In cordiality, and the
alliance with Great Britain and the en
tentes with Russia and France have been
cemented by stronger bonds of amity.
Our army and navy have crushed the
enemy, In co-operation with our ally, and
peace In tho Orient Is gradually being
restored. But the great war Is not yet
ended."
KAISER CALLS LAST RESERVES
COPENHAGEN. 'Dec. 7.-U Is reported
here that the General Staff considers the
situation on the two battlefields so serious
thnt It has recommended calling up more
men. An imperial order has therefore
ben posted In all towns of Germany an
nouncing that the second line of tho
landsturm must bo ready for active
service on December SO.
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Montevideo German
Supply Ship Said to Have
Been Sunk.
MONTEVIDEO, Dec 7. Reports of a
most insistent character are current here
of a naval battle off the Uruguayan coast
between the Germans and the Drltlsh,
with possibly the Japanese aiding tho lat
ter. While these rumors nre given the
widest credence In commercial and other
conservative and well Informed circles,
there Is no authoritative confirmation and
no authentic details.
It Is asserted that the German steam
ship Patagonia, which fitted out here with
supplies for Admiral von Spee's squadron
and left port on Thursday to provision
tho German warships, waa attacked by
tho Drltlsh cruiser Glasgow and sunk.
Another report is that the German
auxiliary cruiser Kronprlnz Wilhelm over
look a French steamship, and after tax
ing tho ciew off her sent her to tho bot
tom of tho otoan.
This would Indicate that the Kronprlns
Wilhelm, which has been destroying Brit
ish nnd French commerce In tho At
lantic, had Joined Admiral von Spco's
squadron In preparation for the great
naval engagement which authorities be
lieve has been or will bo fought In theso
waters.
Dispatches recently Indicated that tho
battle cruiser Von der Tann has Joined
the German squadron, which has made
lis way from the Pacific, and that tho
Invincible has Joined tho British squad
ron thnt has been seeking the Germans
to avenge tho sinking of tho Good Hope,
with Itcnr Admlrnl Sir Christopher Cra
dock on board and tho Monmouth, off
the Chilian const, on November 1.
Ofllclal advices of a naval battle are
awaited hero momentarily and with great
anxiety, British nnd French shipping
still Is remaining close In the South
American ports.
GERMAN ADMIRALS AT HELM
Arrive nt Pola to Take Charge of
Austria's Mobilized Navy.
ROME. Dec. 7.
. Tho Slampa has received Information
from Pola that two German admirals
have arrived In that town. It Is as
serted that Germany and Austria nro
preparing for simultaneous action by
their fleets. When the German battle
ships leave tho Kiel Canal the Austrian
fleet will come out of tho harbor at Pola.
Pola, on the Adriatic, Is the Austrian
naval base.
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Special
ale of
Marked About Halt Regular Prices
Tomorrow (Tuesday)
and Continuing Wednesday
Silks bought from jnanufaoturers under price
and others selected from regular stock
reduced to make room for large shipments
of new goods
NOTICE TO THOSE BUYING FOR GIFTS
The Sale Silks Will Be Neatly Boxed if Requested at
Time of Purchase.
6000 yards of WATERPROOF FOULARDS-in all the staple
colors and designs. This is a very useful gift, costing for
the pattern of JO yards, $0.30.
24 inches wide. $1.00 quality pQf (j3c
IMPORTED PLUSHES and FUR CLOTH, for children's coats;
medium and dark shades.
Reduced from $1.50 and $2.00 p0I- figc
PLAIp SILKS in Surah and Taffetas. These are new and will be
a favorite in spring silks. The quality is unusually good,
36 Inches wide. Value- $2.00 jpor 25
WHITE TUB SILK-A new lot of heavy $1.00 quality
For 68c
100 pieces of CREPE TUB SILK, the best value offered
this season for washable silk.
32 Inches wide. $1,00
1000 yards ALL-SILK RATINE in white and black; a quality
woven from the finest silk yarn, bought from the manufac
turer at a big price concession.
36 inches wide. Value $2.00 Pop JC virrf
IMPORTED BLACK CHIFFON VELVET, 40 inches
wide. Regular $0.00 quality
For $3.95
Odd pieces and broken lots
wW 38c yard
(Quantity limited)
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RUMANIA TO ENTER WAR
AQAINST GERMANS, IS REPORT
Step, However, May Be Delayed Un
til Spring.
GENEVA, Dec 7.-Th Journal de
Geneve publishes a. dispatch from lJucha.
rest, which says that Rumania has den
nltely decided to' enter the war on the
tide with tho Allies. This decision, ac
cording to the dispatch, Is In accordance
with the wish of tho entire country. In.
eluding King Ferdinand and alt the Hu
manlnn statesmen with tho exception of
the Minister of Finance. M. Marghlloman.'
The question of when Rumania wilt
make its entry Into tho conflict Is attlt
being discussed, however, ono side de
siring to avoid a winter campaign; but
the military authorities express tho fear
that Hervla may be defeated before the
spring,
The nttllude of Bulgaria sttlt remains
doubtfal. Greece, Hervla and Rumania1
havo proffered certain concessions, which,
however, Stffla seems n6t to consider a
sufficient inducement.
KAISER SHIFTS TITLED
LEADERS IN WAR FIELD
Duke of Soxe Coburg-Gotha and
King of Saxony Transferred.
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7.
A general shifting of German titled
leaders In tho war zones is reported,
Tho Duko of Saxo Coburg-Gotha has
started for the eastern thcatro of war
from Belgium, while tho King of Saxony
has arrived In tho western.
Field Marshal von Dor Goltz, who has
been the German Military Governor of
Brussels, has started for Constantinople,
where he will bo attached to tho en
tourage of tho Sultan.
Testcrday's dispatches contained n
story that Baron von Dor Goltz at
tempted to commit suicide rather than
to obey tho ordors sending him to Con
stantinople where ho was In charge of
tho work of reorganizing tho Turkish
army before the Balkan wars.
AVOmiMPUREMiBM
for Infants and Invalids
Got
HORLICK'S
It means tho Original and Genuine
Tho Food-Drink for all Ages
Rich milk, malted grain, in powder form.
For infants, invalids and growing children.
Purenutrition, upbuilding tho whole body.
Invigorates nursing mothers and the aged.
More healthful than tea or coffee.
Take no substitute. Ask for HORLICK'3
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