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With li Ilrllluli ArmlM, Nov. 18 While tlies King of the Belgians nn making his entry Into ahent on -Wednesday rumorn came of wild happenings In Brussels, and these, to some extent, were confirmed by a deputation which came from the capital with safe con- ducrthrous;h the enemy lines and with the Bjmpathy, it seems, of German troops to Inform thp Kins; that the Brussels 'people desired a moro popular hrm of constitution! under the mon .archy. Thls deputation consisted at members of the Socialist and Catholic parties, and the King; conferred, with hem on the situation. . What happened In lrrusae4g seems to have been exaggerated, and, from a re liable sourca In ahent I hear that the rioting and demonstrations which oc curred there have been due to the re- . volt of German soldiers against their officers, and not to an.V reolutlonary spirit among Ilclglan Chilian Ger man soldiers threw all discipline to one- side ns soon as ,thr armistice J'as signed, killed some of their officers, r tore the badges off the uniforms 'of others and seized the motorcars In which they were getting away. They then raised the red flag aboe the royal palacy and paraded through the streets, singing thex "Marseillaise." ! Attaeki on Flemlih ActlilitJ There wa also, It seems, a, certain amount of free-for-all fighting be tween patriotic Belgians and Flemish activists, who had followed the Ger man lead, whose sole object was to dlxlde the? French and Flemish speak ing populations of Belgium. Many of these "Flamagands," as they called themselves, were purely pro-Gefhlans, xnctlng as secret agents for tho Ger man police, In return for protection and' fat org, and plajlng the bully among their own people. Matrej against them IS Intense, and many were wise enough to escape when the enemy began his retreat, but some hae staytd, hoping to brazen things out. They are unwise to stay, for they nre marked men and arc recognized when they appear In public places. I went to n soldiers' ball In Ghent night before List, nnd one, of these men was Seen In tho gallery. Down helow in the hall hundreds of people were dancing to the music of two bands, which took turns In, keeping up a steady blare of dance tunes, and ccrj thing seemed ery happy. o Slercy for n "Flamnrand" Suddenly In the midst of It there came an episode of passion In which 'men saw red above the loud music. There was a. shout of "FIamagatid.1" and close to where I Btood there was a wild scrimmage and whlrllrig of arms The dancing stopped and thousands 'of faces from the hall below looked up to iheN gallery, and' from hundreds of oIceS came the shout of "Flamagand!" One man In the gallery was fighting fiercely nnd defending himself against many blows It was one of, the Flem ish nctHlst swho'had been recognized. sh activists who had been recognized. He Was a big, broad-shouldered ruffian, like a tiger, but he was buffeted about the body and face ana nung out of the hall. Tragedy of British Frfaeners , The tragedy of tho war does pot quite' end with the armistice, and I have .seen other things which made me shudi der a little, thrusting their ugliness' through all tho rejoicing of these days J saw one scene on a road back from Ghent today which Is the- worst thing that men of our.b'Iood may see, now that the wag. Is oer. t I noticed two gaunt-looking fellows, in German clothes, walking along with some English soldiers In great frlendlU ness. , K "Who are yoti?" I asked, and one by one. they told me they were men ,of our EfeVe'nth Corps, taken prisoners 'in the German offensive of Arrrll. when Jhe enemy drove through the Portuguese ot XTtn n rhnnollA anil uhan mi .' tried to stem the tide at Mervllle and , Estalres. ' "I am one of the Fifty-first Division,' said ohe man, and another said, "I belonged to the Thirty-fourth," and an other said, " I was with the Fiftieth,-" and another. My division was the First," and another, " The Fifty-fifth was mine." Thev were hernen of thnn hlalr tr days when the British fought with their packs to a wall which slipped behind them, fought against overwhelming odds, Jought hungry, and fought -cold, and fought until drunk wlth-sleep They ware English, and Scottish, and Welsh, and Jrlsh. and the Germans had made them pay for their courage. "Six Months of Starvation" " " was six months of starvation," laid a young Scot, who was a mere ivreck of jorftli. They told me their, food was so' scarce they were tortured with hunger, and so vile that many of them had a kind of dropsy and swelled4 ?Ut horribly arm died. They were to red with vermin, had had only two baths in eight month, and could not f ?ve get their wlr tut. They were put to work on ammunition dumpH, cur rying heavy shells and airplane bombs, (ind Were kept at work early and late, without any solid food, so that many fell W Three days ago their guards came to them and said: i "You are free. There Is no mdro Us war. and vou can go back." . a They could hardly believe In tfier esuacen iiDjny, nut mey Bee out rrom their camp at Alle, sixteen kilometers this side of Brussels, and the people fed them, but even then they were so II k nd ill they could hardly hobble ' pn, and some of them died on the way back, at the very tnresnoia of new . Jlfe on this side of the lines. i "Thej. Geimans treated u worst of all." said several of them, "worse than 4 the French ,and even worse than the Russians " ' This confirmed only what I toad neard , from many civilians who saw them" In Jnany villages. When our prisoners come home, chiv alry to the beaten enemy will be i strained, and charity will be hard, for ' Jhe very look of them IsNiwful, and they '' "tell dreadful tales. The only defense : ' , hs Germans havo Is that rthey, too, were starving, but at least hey might havo shown some humanity to Itess i " ,Jocr, stricken and helpless -bois of ours, x ' '.l1l1IOinl5l111l . iLULUCiy . r x V . , 14 Georgette Waists Values 5.00-6.00 3.1 S 400 loveliest Blouses in iflesh; white and suit shades are offer ed at this special price. Beading, em broidery and lace trimmed. Clercr de signs of cut. 300 New Blouses Value 4.00 2.29 Georgettes, crepes de Chine in flesh and white, beaded and'em broidered. Also color ed striped Sports Silks. Marvelous values. 1000 Voiles Value 1.50 90c Tailored satin strip ed voiles and styles trimmed with lace and embroidery. 2000-Sports Waists 30c Contrasting striped waists. Also voiles in trimmed styles. Blauner'a Main floor t Winter Suits! A Wonderful Sale! 20.00 20.00 Skirts ! Notable Reductions ! 2.95 Poplin Skirts95c 200 new poplin Skirts in attractive shirred style. Large pockets,, separate girdle. Also Serges in this assort ment , . r , I 4.95 Khaki Skirts, 2.J5 100 stunning Skirts made in tailored style with shirred back. Excellent quality material.. 3.957.50 Novelty Skirts, 3.20 , This group includes jiovelty plaids and stripes as well as black and navy serges and poplins. Alsrmixtures and silkincludcd. 5.0010.00 Tweed Skirts", 4.40. Of substantial tweeds, mixtures, plaids, stripes 'and Pxford cloth in new styles. Blauner'a Third Floor ' To emphasize the outstanding-feature of this Store's ability to cater to all classes at the most favorable of prices, we announce A GREAT MERCHANDISING EVENT to be known.as "Specialized Value Day." Tuesday, Novem ber 19, will be a notable event, establishing enviable precedents in selling and new ' standards of value. Tuesday : A Big Coat Event Second Floor 25.00 17.00 17.00 ' Value 22.00 We can safely say that these Coat values city. Velour, chinchilla, kersey and Bolivia, interlinings. 20.00 Value 32.50 Fur-trimmed Coats in broadcloth, pom pom and velour. Some have fur collars in shawl or sailor effect Many distinctUe styles. Beautiful silk linings. 20.00 Values 29.50-35.00 75 models are included in this noteworthy sale. There are some of sturdy mixtures in smart Sports style; there are per fectly tailored serges and gabardines; and also Ejbme very attrac- j tive semi-tailored models, reljeveo by pleats, cord tuckings or novel belts. The -fabrics' are all excellent and the linings of serv iceable silk. .Many new and fashionable shades. ' Blauner'a Second Floor ' .1 J V 2.IS 95c 3.20. 20.00 20.00 are among the best ever offered in the in excellent quality. Splendid linings and 25.00 Value 42.5a Velour, kersey, broadcloth, pompom and Bolivia Coats with luxurious collars of Seal and Raccoon. Plain and fancy silk linings. All soft winter shades. 235 Dresses, 12.00 ValUe 22.50 125Frncks in satin, vehetecn. serge and Georgette have besn reduced for this Specialized Value Day. New est fashion notes in cut and trimmings of braid, embroid ery and satin. 16.00 Value 29.75 Models in suede cloth, ehet, serge, Jersey cloth, l Georgette and satin Only 110 of these stunning Dresses I that are charming In every detail. Georgettes, elaborately I beaded. Other frocks trimmed in self colpr 'braid or stitching, large buttons, fringe and embroidery. Blauner'a Second tFloor Girls' Serge Dresses Value 5.00-6.00 3.00 . Excellent terse, fashions these Dresses; full skirts; contrasting collars. Five styles. Sizes 6-14. Girls' 2.00 Wash Dresses, 1.29 Plaids, checks, stripes and plain Dresses. Sizes 6-14. Wash Dress, 14c , t Dress of plain and plaid materials. Sizes 2-12. , 50c Infants' Petticoats, 29c Outing flannel; long and short. 1.50 Infants' Shoes, 59c, " Fur trimmed; high and low cut. 3.00 Kiddies' Hats, 90c Model hats; many styles. ' t Blauner'a Fourth Floor. . .Danj Children's Coats! Special! Junior Coats 8.00 Values 15.00 to 18.00 Coats in mercerised plush, caracul trimmed; all wool pebble burella cloth Coats in Burgundy, trim med in seal plush. Also Coats in suede cloth. Sizes 13-19. Children's Coats, 2.89 Value 4.00-5.00 Corduroy, mixture cloth and mercerized plurh fashion these Coats. Only 200 in broken size ranges. Every Coat a wonder value. Sizes 2-6. Girls' Coats, 6.89 Value io.90-12.00 In mercerized plush, corduroy and in an assortment of other cloths; side button collars; Empire models. Sizes Girls' Coats, 4.89 Value 8.94 Jmt 150 Coats in mercerized plush and padded lined corduroys. Dee) collars; lilgh button models. Sizes 6-14. Kiddies' Coats, 2.39 Value 4.00-6.00 Odd lots in zibcline, mercerized plush, caracul, cor duroy, cloth and mixture Coats. Inlaid collars and cuffs. Several styles. Sizes 2-6. 1.50 Value 3.00 Eiderdown Coats in plaids and checks; full lined. Tan Rain Capes, 1.69 Value 2.91 Hood plaid lined. Waterproof. ' Infants' Coats, 1.50 Value 3.00 White corduroy plush trimming. Blayner's Fourth Floor Specially Marked v Velvet Dresa 16.00 )ret 12.00 Furs! Extra Values! Main Floor Fur Scarfs, 5.00 A special assortment in animal effect scarfs. In cluding Manchurian Wolf, in all shades; and black and Kit Coney silk lined. Large Muffs, 5.00 Selected pelts In black, French and Kit Coney, orer silk foundations. Hudson -Seal Stoles, 15.00 Good length, 12 inches wide, silk lined, excellent quality. Hudson Seal Muffs, 8.75 Canteen or round. Silk lined. yk Children's Sets, 1,45 "2-year size. White Angora, Kit or .jvhite 'Coney. iJk Serge Zfl m l-i ! V . "-Wk. N. i- .Jj ' i r-ff Ji l. .' n. L s. ( n 1 '. ".--,. - i .. " .t ' '!,. 7 i &i. '. .HrtV -tV f niirj! 3' U" " if $ V'.tt J , A , 0. v'r L L -1? r,1 ' K t - s "-l ,. t& m f . MZ11K.-& . L1A.