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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 10, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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Such an attitude, coupled with Ger
man military discipline and German
genius for organization, has made the
care of these prisoners a Teal sine
cure. Dumped into the compound
with three or four carloads of tents
and material for field kitchens, and
other parapharnelia, fhes;
and sailors of the kaiser sJBeHKiye'd
a rigid order out of a tumbungjclwas.
Each side of the square compounl
is about a quarter of a mile in length.
The inner wire fence is of very flimsy
construction, but the prisoners have
been told that any man who climbs
over will be instantly shot. The next
fence, about tea BLfurther backvds
made of barbediwire and is about 12
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camp is divideVdntp two sefctibns
one for the mjjitar and the opier for
the civilian or .'tepy'prisonerp'.,.
And it requires pnly &is guards by
day and 12 by pigijfc o guard these
6,000 "ternble jfuns!" The fcix day
guards are statlonfed on high plat
forms. The sixetrii guards at night
patrol the spaces between these plat
forms. Powerful .electric lighls illu
minate the outefczone after da!rk.
In the matteriiCfdod'the prisoners
have little to conipja&n of. Each man
is allowed a pou-pand a halfrof meat
a day and breadijnpropotflita. The
perfect discipline b these Qerman
soldiers" is -never letter, shojwn than
when the rations are beine'ihanded
out. The njQlhjeip. in orderly; f asnr 1
ion ana tnere jsvnpttne gugnpest
pushing or jogtjhjgj,. .,
' "It's a mayesaid'QneAof the
guards to me'TttTa easier, to, feed
these 6,000 prisoners of war than it
would be to look after 50 men in a
deaf, dumb and blind asylum. Put
soii:e food in front of 20 of our Eng
lish boys and there would be fighting
at once!
"They know all the latest news.
Many speak English. They even
heard of the sinking of the three
British cruisers before s Afljw
guard did. The civilian prisol
allowed visitors and the formd5P
wag the news to the soldiers. ' v5
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have money or they would have bar
tered the eagle for cigarets long ago!
"I tell you it is hard to swallow the
stories of brutality that are told here
in England about the German sol-
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the girl to meet him at
State.
Judge Rafferty gave him the limit
under the disorderly .charge and
handed him a severe "calling down."
"It's lucky for you that.tgjpfllg;
did not happen in a soujffiElflfete
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