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ALLIES B THE LATE LORD ROBERTS IN HIS FIELD UNIFORM c ertsoi pf SCHOOL SWEATERS Extra heavy, all wool, with rolling collars in all colors and sizes. Spec ial tomorrow, $2.50 and $3.00. GR010 LOST TO r i ) 'ova u ry DO YOUR XMAS SHOPPING EARLY, WHILE COLLECTIONS ARE BEST. r. 7 Rob 17 7 KAISER IT THAGY Official French Announcement Claims Successes Against Germans Artillery Duel Resumed Along River Lys.1 ATTACKS GROW WEAKER IN WESTERN FLANDERS French Military Experts De clare Invaders Will Soon Hava to Retire But Also Are Hampered. Allies PARIS. Nov. 1'j Defeat of the Germans in their operations against the allies in the vicinity f Tracy Val on the north bank of the Aisne is announced in an olticial French state ment issued hero this afternoon. It states there was no attack by the in fantry. The French positions in the Argonne forest, it states, have been maintained. The olllcial communique follows: "At the north, the day of yesterday was marked by a recrudescence of ac tivity on the part of the enemy's artillery, particularly between the se.i and the Lys. There was no attack by infantry. "Between the Oise and the Aisne the operations around Traey-Le-Val have terminated very favorably for our troops. Day before yesterday the Germans attempted to recapture it after having taken our first trenches. Rut a vigorous counter attack by our Algerian contingent threw the enemy back, took from him all the ground that wc had lost and indicted heavy losses upon them. "In the Argonne we have maintain ed our position. (Mi the rest of the front there is nothing to report." I'ien-c Fight n North Rank. This is the first official announce ment that has been Issued stating that the Turcos were in the battle front along the Aisne. As they have been sent to points where the lighting was fiercest, it is believed hear by the mil itary experts that there lias been a terrific conflict within the last few days on the north batik of the Aisne. The French officially announced that the allies had taken possession of Traey-Le-Val, with the exception of a cemetery to the northeast of the village. This was six days ago, and fighting has probably been in prog ress in that section for that many days. As the French statement says that the fighting has ended very favorably for the allies they have evidently driven the Germans from their posi tions in ami about the cemetery. Attacks Grow Weaker. , German attacks against the allies in West Flanders have become much less violent according to advices reaching from the north today and French military experts are now pre dicting that the invaders- along the Oster.d-Dixmudc-Ypres line will soon have to retire. Any offensive move ment by tho allies in that region, how ever, would meet with the same ob stacles which have hampered the op erations of the Germans. The deep mud left by recent storms Jn the fie ds and upon the highways and the f oods north of Dixmude would render an advance by the Brit ish. Prenoi. and Relgians a difficult T.:atter. They would find it almost Impossible to move their heavy guns forward throuuh the juagmlres and across the streams of water north and south of the Yscr canal and the Yser river. The fact that tho Germans have b?en concentrating their supremo ef forts In the northern sphere in an at tempt to smash tho allies' lines and - :.r, - 'wJJVc .. .. , . f . X fa x.z I'm "' ' -J JL or T - ' . , 1 K ; v - v j ; H uf 1 is 1 14 V ;:;V J 1 1 -aA , M mm I.'ft to right Scx-'y of State for War Lord, Kitchener and the lato II eld Marshal Ionl Robert. This pic-tare was taken shortly before Lord H obeits deiwrted for France where he died Saturday. open up the road to Calais and Dun kirk make it evident that they would not retreat unless their positions were sorely beset. In addition to this fact the Germans would have no occasion to retire unless a violent offensive movement was directed against their lines by the allies and up to the time this dispatch is written there has been no ollicial announcement of such movement. True the Knglish, French and Belgians have made counter at tacks, but they have not risen above the strength of demonstrations. Floods Make Position Untenable. Those who argue that the Germans in West Flanders are upon the point of retreat evidently base their con clusion upon the following proposi tions : That the spreading of Hoods and the inclement weather make the present positions of the Germans un tenable. That it is of strategic advantage for the Germans to give up their present positions and take up new ones. That the allies have massed more men upon the coast in another effort to work around behind the northern end of the German lines. If the Germans should retire to previously fortified positions and the allies should advance, they would be compelled to occupy the foul, muddy, half Hooded trenches that the Ger mans had abandoned. unless they could press on and storm the new German lines, which is unlikely. The French and British generals are op posed to offensive tactics and arc content to let the Germans batter away at the entrenched forces of the allies. Activity at Knstorn Fnd. The only other' point on the battle line where there is any amount of ac- SOUTH RRXD'S OUKATKST GROCER Y MUKWiLH I at ii CASH GROCERY 100-1(12 SOUTH MICHIGAN ST. II. CGM. It. Friday and Saturday Specials SUGAR Best Granulated, with SI order, 10 pounds tor 47 Ron Ton or White Rose 2-10c pkg. of Rolled 1 Flour. 1M 1-L' lb. s;;'k KJsJL. (ats IOC 10 lb?. Sweet OX0 0 -Macaroni or Spaghetti. 1 CT Pofitoes C 2-10c l,k-s- dinner's IOC Fancy Carolina Head Or fc quarts nu,Cf o llis for OC Cranberries Hominy. Kidney Roans or Can- Reauty Milk. S-Ko Pr nCl 1ras' reg. l(c quality, 1 CT cans L 2 cans for IOC (Dozen 'Mv (Lr.izen Cans S5c.) lf)c Corn ft Pancake Flour,. lc pkg.; QhJ-. Flakes Ul- Z for OC APPI.l'S .lut retfUed another carloatl. No more this se;u)ti so lay In your .appl. Large, high eidoreil Northern fQr spys Ini-hcl SVc. high colored Baldwin-., bu-hcl Ui7C r.Oc gallon can of QQr Prunes or Dried 1 fr Srnp OcL pt.aehfs. 2 lbs. for AUC Grapo Fruit, thin skinned 9Jn 2-lc bottles 1 ft and juicy. 7 for UL, Catsup -LOC 10c can Pork 7 n Snow Flake Iard, OQr and Rear.s c Z li s. for Paris Cirn. ) cans 14-C ',c L'anvls Gautlct C, Ic; can 11 Gloves, pair : . . . Raisins, new seeded. Glos timox or Royal PQr .1 pkgs. I'Tc; 10c Sul!' -:c l,ars for package IWC (Not included in Sugar order.) CHICKENS, Dressed, very fancy, per pound 18, 2-1 0c cans Mustard Sardines Coffee, farcy Pfr lb S.tnt.-. Tea. lb fo! .oc quality. 'doc 24c 25c oc Te.a Sif tings, lb. for Japan Tea per lb Moxley's Special Battcrine. 2 lbs. tor . Armour's Butterine, 25c 39c 38c 35c (Le:ie Your Onlers for '1 hankgi ing lNultr'0 mail or ti:li:piiom: ordiirs prom itly itllf.d. tivity is at the eastern end, where at tack and counter attacks are progress ing in the Meuse valley. The French are struggling to dislodge the Ger mans at St. Mihiel and the Germans are not only trying to hold their own, but are endeavoring to push back the forces that have prevented them from getting guns up to bombard the mid dle line forts around Verdun. In connection with the renewal of warship activity aff the Belgian coast, where the French and British men-of-war are bombarding the Germans, the following .story comes through from Dunkirk: "The Germans noticed thafthe lire from English ships spared houses on the sea front at Middlekerke. There upon the invaders took up quarters in tho houses. This fact became known to the British who concentrat ed the lire of live warships upon the houses, demolishing them. The Ger man loss is estimated at $1,700." It is reported from Furnes that the transports of the Germans in West Flanders have moved back and thtTt the invaders have mined the road ways. According to information from the same source the British have been able after terrific exertions to move their heaviest guns to the front and they are now cannonading the Ger man lines. West Flanders Isolated." Interesting facts about the situation in western Belgium were related here today by a traveler who has just ar riived from the fortified town of Rur gess. A great part of West Flanders is now isolated, being cut off by water released from broken dykes and by the destruction of bridges. Peas ants fleeing from the danger zone have been cut off by water released and hundreds of them have been drowned, the muddy, filthy streams of water are full of debris. Purple bloated corpses and the swollen car casses of horses float side by side. The water is tilled with slime and mud. ! gathered up by the inundation as it swept over battle fields and miry roads. All the battle carnage that will float swirls in the eddies of this ghastly torrent. The miserable refu gees, men. women and children, who are able to make their way out of this zone of death and destruction are too numb with suffering, exhaustion and horror to tell what they have seen. They are incoherent with the grimness of the thing. They are cold, j sick and famished, and death has be j come so common to them that human I corpses move them no more than clods of the fields. The big elements of their existence have measured down to a warm place to sleep and food to satisfy their growing hunger. The sights of death and the dangers of battle have ceased to thrill or ter rorize. Towns Show Signs. All of the towns in West Flanders west of Foulers and throughout show signs of the conflict. Some arti no more than piles of blackened rtrins; others are only partly damaged but stand deserted and silent like cities of dead. Some have been blasted by ar tillery fire: others have been burned while still others suffered their ruina tion from the hand-to-hand fighting which surged through the streets. No Pupils for Schools. In Termonde the Germans ordered the schools reopened but since the 10,000 inhabitants had been reduced to a couple of hundred there were no j pupils. Besides four-fifths of the ; town is in ruins. Tho garrison of Termonde is made up of Bavarian ; landwchr. j Ghent is deserted by its population, I but is overflowing with German wounded. I Zeebrugge. according to reports, has I been made a station for German sub marines. Alest has been partly destroyed, but under the urging of the Germans many inhabitants are returning. Baron Von Der Goltz. the German military goernor of Belgium, has promised the inhabitants the aid of Germany in rebuilding their homes. In Brussels the whole population is ! supported on charity. The German j i-oldiers treat the people with the I greatest kindness and friendship. It is reported that the Germans have built concrete trenches on the I heights commanding the plains of ' Waterloo. r. L 4 f a ?4 r 4 t 2 i f Many people wait until after Thanksgiv ing for a reduction in Suit prices. We will anticipate you, and give you the opportunity to wear your long desired new suit for Thanks.eivinir. t Tomorrow, Friday and Saturday we are going to offer you Suits that have been readily selling all season at $15.00, $18.50, $22.50. Only 150 Suits in all. Tomorrow at Suits for Business . Suits for Street V ear Suits for Dress . & u All at one Price tomorrow and Saturday. SUITS AT $10.00. Suits with the short coats and circular tunics; Long Coat Suits, with plain skirts, set-in yokes. Suits that have been readily selling all season at $15.00, $18.50 and $22.50. Materials of fine French Serges, Storm Serges and Cheviots. Trimmings of Velvet and self materials on collars and cuffs. No better tailored Suits at double the price. , War MM WSWM m Clothing' for Children There are two classes of merchandise, utility and style. CGKSETS belong to the second class and the factor to be con sidered, when selecting style merchandise, are quality, efficiency and individuality.. THE FROLASET CORSET combines. all in the front lace models. Model 2024 at $3.50 de signed on same lines as the more expensive models, but of less costly materials. Model 2636 at $5.00 A splendid corset for the tall stout figure. Made of best Eng lish twill, strongly boned with medium high bust. A visit to our department will convince you of the neces sity in good titling. ALSO THE HENDERSON BACK LACE. Model 646 at $1.00 is de signed for the slender figure with free hip low bust long skirt. ROYAL WORCESTER BACK LACE. Model 400 at $1.00 is a combination of quality and durability far beyond the mod erate price. Excellent quality coutil. Medium bust, long hip, well boned and embroidery trimmed. Childrens Coats at $2.98, when the values really call for $4.50, is your opportunity now. These are made 'of Black Caucassion Cloth in grev, or Chinchilla in brown, sizes 2 to 6. Also others in Plush, Astrakan and Boucle, with extra pretty trimming of velvets or self-materials in grey, brown, red, navy and black at $3.98, $5.00 to $10.00. A Special Coat for girls S to 14, with fane colalrs and cutis. We are offering at $8.95 that usually brings Sio.oo to $12.50. Children's Fur Sets Protect the little ones. We have a large collec tion of sets in Angora, Coney, Imitation Ermine, Silver Coney, Thibet and many others from $1.25 to $8.50. Rainy Weather Coats for 8 to 14. A special reduction offering all $4.00 to $5.00 values; some capes included in this lot, for $2.98. Knit Undergarments In white fleece Cotton, for .women, shirts and drawers, tomorrow we offer at 39c. Also the Athena, in shirts and drawers of cot ton fleece with long sleeve, high neck; drawers open or closed, at 59c and 69c Black Cotton Tights, made to tit around the waist, tomorrow at 50c Hosiery for Women The "Boot Silk Hose" is a well known quality in hosiery full fashioned with all the reinforcements and a large variety of colors. A value hose at 50c. The "Wayne Knit" undoubtedly the best on the market for 25c. Made in all weights with hemmed or ribbed tops, also all ribbed. CHILDREN'S HOSE AT 2 FOR 25c In True Blue and Broncho Buster. We have the ideal hose for rough wear that children usually Medium and heavy weight reinforced. give their hosiery. Quality Clothing for Boy Quality for the boy is just as necessary as the man's and far more economical. The rough wear requires the best to retain shape and give service. See our boys' department showing Suits of Serges, Fancy Mixtures; Cheviot, Worsteds and Cordu roys at $3.95 to $10.00. Boy Overcoats. at $5.00, $7.95, and $10. 00 Include the Chinchilla, a material of warmth, style and dre??y ap pearance. The new Ulster models in Xavy, Grays and Bjrcwn is par ticularly a lino appearing garment. Till: MACKIXAW or the sport coat for boys is more adaptable for school than any coat. Made short it gives freedom for play, the boys like so well. New plaid designs 8 to 13, at $4.5 to J7.S5. SM:ATI:KS FOR HOYS. Xo boy's wardrobe is complete without a sweater. The best all wool Is far the cheapest. Servico is what a boy needs and you can get the best in all wool, shawl collar, heavy ribbed Navy, Green, Cardinal. Maroon. A $3.00 value for $3.50. Beacon Blanket Bath Robes are a luxury, but how cosy it feels to slip one on early these cool mornings. We have all colors at $2.50. $2.98, $3.98, $5.00. MONOGRAM HANDKERCHIEFS. We have received a large shipment of Handkerchiefs in boxes of 6 for the holidays. While the assortment is complete we suggest earlv shopping. LADIES. Pure Linen Initial, embroidered. 6 for 75c and $1.00. MEN'S. Initial embroidered in Linen, 6 for $1.00 and $1.50. MENS FURNISHINGS. A few suggestions for Thanksgiving we are offering tomorrow and Saturday. Men's Union Suits at $1.00 of rib knit and fleece lined, also a finer quality at $1.50. Union Suits in all wool for men at $2.00 to $5.00. Also two-piece garments in all wool at $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00. Cotton Garments in two pieces, shirts and drawers, fleece lined or ribbed at 50c. HOSIERY FOR MEN. 25c value, silk plaited Hose. These are seconds. Tomor row, 19c. Cashmere Hose, a splendid qualitv for wear at 25c. MEN'S NIGHT GARMENTS. Pajamas in Flannelette with military collars and braided bor ders at $1.00, $1.25. $1.50, $1.98. Flannelette Night Gowns, at 50c, 75c, 69c, $1.00. ! Safety razors reharpencd. JeftVron. 214 N. Adv. m:RRn:x springs. Harry Taylor was in Ann Arbor Sat urday to seo the Michigan-Cornell ame. Charles Miller returned Wednesday to his home in Niles after a week's visit with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Whaley. Mrs. Virginia M. Dix returned Wed nesday to her home in Detroit after a week's visit with friends and relatives here. A number from this place attended the Oroimko township Sunday school convention held at Grange hall Wed nesday. Mesdames C. M. Niles and J. D. lloone visited friends in South lend Wednesday. Fred IJrown returned Tuesday from a week's hunting in northern Michi "an. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Hurkett will go to Ix)gansport, Ind.. the lirst week in December to spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. I-owell Neff. The Wednesday club met Tuesday evening with Mrs. Orfa Eidon. Roll call was "Notes on Death". Two ex cellent papers. "Sneezing" by Mrs. Lillian Kenhart. and "Ketter Health as a Nation" by Mrs. Delia Harring ton, were given. The delegates gave reports of the meeting of the County Federation of Clubs in Duchanan. Rev. II. A. Carr was in Sturgis Wednesday to attend the district M. 11. contention. Mr. and Mrs. John Stemm visited friends in South lnl Wednesday. Mrs. Rloyd Harrington attended the state Sunday school convention in Adrian last week, going as a delegate from the Raptist school. Work at the Godfrey canning fac tory stopped last wek and the work ing force decided on a banquet, which was given Tuesday. Dinner wa served at noon ami about 70 were present. The table groaned with good things to eat from chicken to cream, with all accessories. After dinner, R. L. Bowmj.ii, manager of the local plan was called on for a speech, also Jay Summers, the cap able superintendent of the factory, and George M. Dean, who spoke from the resident's point of view, mention ing the benefit the factory is to our village. Work began at the factory the middle of June, the a.verage week ly payroll being $350. Kleven car loads of cans were used as against live carloads List year. The factory is owned by Charles H. Godfrey of Denton Harbor, who also has a plant at Renton Harbor and Eau Claire. Arthur Sattler and family left Wednesday for a few days' visit with friends in Chicago. Mrs. W. H. Skinner was a South Bend visit r Wednesday. Charles Dilley has gone to Jackson, Mich., where he has employment. Mrs. Charles H. Kavanagh visited friends in South Rend Wednesday. at the home of Mark C. I 11th, tho second Friday night of De cember. For parties, dances, 'trains, theater. call the Red Line. Home phone, 3G13; Bell phones. 613-C07. Advt. TRY NEWS-TIMES WANT ADS I n I i AFTF.X POST X. 8, G. A. R. Will meet at post room at 1 o'clock p. m. Friday, Nov. 2 0th, to attend tho funeral of our late comrade, Rob.t R. Tutt. Full Grand Army cere monk j at the house. Advt. Chns. J. Taylor, Commander. H FAR 1 z mum r3 M STOXY RIDGK. Harvev Shank and Walter spent Sunday Stuckey. Mr. and Mrs. Fulkorson attended th funeral of Albert Smith Monday, j Mr. and Mrs. Hildeori.nd or uetroit visited the latter's parents. Mr. and Mrs. William McCombs. last week. Mr. and Mrs. Grove Markham and Hozel were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wi'eim Yoder. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Riley and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Klefer and Miss Bes-lo Richardson of Buchanan spent Sunday at the home of Lyndon Kiefer. Tho Clajr Township Social Center met at the Ullrry school last Thurs day evening. About 112 were In at tendance. A buslnrna meeting was hfld after which u program followed, r Ice Thx next meeting in to be held Dec. INSURANCE After the fire you investigate your insurance. You then learn whether or not you were really insured. The time to investigate is before the fire comes. My insurance sen-ice is complete. ' Let me work out the details of your insurance in cluding rates, forms, companies, etc. f! 11 1 specialize in automobile, fire and liability insuranc WILLIAM H A P P 203 S. Main St. Phone 1571.