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GERMANS RESORT TO
TORTURE TO COMPEL
i without food during an entire day.
I Some of the deported are sent to
i agricultural centers whence, according
to the evidence of a man from Ver-!
j viers who escaped from Germany.'
i most of the victims return so enfeebled.
I that it is impossible for them to keep
j on their feet. !
J Corporal punishment is frequently
I employed, such as blows with the bint
of a rille or forced running for periods
Pretended Executions and
"Punishment in the Tank"!p to two hours without stopping, un
Popular Forms of Making
Captured Civilians Slaves.
HAVRE, France, Aug. 11 (Corre
spondence of the Associated Tress).
"Torture of the post." "punishment in
the tank," pretended execution by a
firing squad or exposure to storms
without being properly clothed, ar?
some of the methods systematically
used by" the Oermans to compel de
ported Belgian civilians to labor for If Cnilltnl
the German army, according to evi-!irCVtClt viyyilUC-
dence which has been received by the
Belgian government. Another method
is to apply corporal punishment often
with the butt of a rifle or to force the
Belgians who refuse to work for Ger
many to run for two hours or less
without stopping, menaced all the
time with a bayonet.
According -to the government an
nouncement this evidence accords in
all details and shows that deported
Food Census to
Be Taken Soon
MANILA. Aug. 11. A detailed cen
sus of the food supplies of the Phil
ippine islands is to be taken at once
to determine what grounds there m.iy
be for fears of a possible food short
age. The food board recently appoint
ed by Governor General Harrison has
collected statistics of all kinds of food
staples in the islands, and this report
is now in the hands of the chief executive.
brutalized, sequestered, deprived of all An euurl ,s ue l" "'""
diversion and distraction, and refused ,he e,ltir F,liPlno Pf0pl to ,h nc"
any kind of spiritual consolation. for an Intensive food cult.va-
tion campaign. The government, par-
" ticularly through the bureau of agri
culture, is to co-operate in every pos
sible way, furnishing seeds, technical
advice and government land wherever
it Is available. The -city of Manila
der menace of the bayonet. The evi
dence shows that the mortality among
men fubjected to these different forms
of mistreatment is alarming. Evidence
regarding the camp of deported Bel
gians of Soltau shows that the men
are badly lodged, underfed, illy clothed.
has turned over to the Woman's club
lit H(ll(H JSfJOVl ot 1,ani!a areas in various parks and
city lands amounting to a quarter of a
million square meters to be usf-d for
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 11. That ami-, sma vegetal)le garUens to be culti
teur sport is nourishing in the Mcxi- vated by pui,jis f the public schools
can capital is shown by the fact that aml wompn anj children of the poorer
there are 102 organized amateur base- pniDino families. The city itself has
j ball nines in the city and its suburbs pianted ln Harrison Park, the new pub
Belgian civilians are svstematicallv' a,,u U4tl "' he playground opened m honor or uie
subjected to mistreatment in order to1 season ,for all varlpt,os of Prt n present governor general, guinea grass
Under this! MexKO ,a!,ls ? which is to be used as fodder for the
I Climate permits piay at au ume-i. Y.nArc.ji. nf horses omnlnveil in rifv
compel them to work
treatment many of the deportees suc
cumb while a larger proportion are so
weakened that they become incapable
of physical effort.
The "torture of the post" is de
scribed as one of the principal meas-
! Even during the rainy season tho wor)
! mornings are almost always clear ana The bureau of education has issued
sunshiny and the nature of the soil an urgent apppai to ev. ry school su-
and the high, dry atmosphere makes perintendent and every school prinei-
delay on account of wet grounds al- al t nlake an effort tnis vear t0 do.
j most unknown. ble the production in the school gar-
ures resorted toby the Germans.,. 'vu' ? . , T "' ""' dens of the archipelago. The sailors
Stoutlr fettered to posts the men are! by the basebaH clubs but shoT series from the commandeered German ves-
exDosed to heat, or cold, accordine to BeU wno are now interned in Uagulo,
the season, for days together, during
are arranged from month to month.
the mountain resort of the Philippines,
i T"V -v ..nninn tiniinllit ri m 1 1 vrxA Clinrlo V ... .- . .
which the food rations are reduced un-1 'T'"" "-"--j have teen given laud in wnicn
til they reach the proportions of a' morning or on least aajs anu non- wjn raise vegetableSf not alone for
half ration only for two davs1 subsist-; da-vs an1 as a neral thing no acl- their own maintenance but for sale as
ence " mission is charged. : weI1 Commanders of different army
"The punishment in the tank" Is a Many, cf e larger athletic clubs-pog(s pcattered throughout the Philip
severe application of the Turkish bath. and co"eses and Professional schools pies are making an examination of
Several witnesses have confirmed this have three r .our t,eams efach- ',e the soil and ground In their reserva
fact. among them the son of a manu- f'rst teams draft",S p,ayT 'm ,th9 with to utilizing every
facturer of the region of Antwerp, who lesser teams as they are developed. ; inch for Uie production of food.
with several of his comrades was shut j. 0gden Armour says: "The gov-!
up in a smal room heated to a very lrnment Qf the UnUed State8can' MEXICO CITY. August lO.-The
high temperature. There was only haye Annour & Co j 0g(len Armour, chamber of deputies today authorized
room m u.e p.ace lor i.iem 10 muU any one man or grQUp of men of President Carranza to change the im-
erect close together and scarcely able
to turn. They were left there 24
Then they were led to a factory In
the neighborhood where they were
asked if they would go to work. Upon
their refusal they were taken to a
field under military escort, divested by
force of their overcoats, shoes, scarfs,
and hats or caps, and exposed in a
snowstorm an entire day and an entire
night, with nothing to eat or drink
and under the absolute prohibition to
make the slightest movement. Somei
of them lost consciousness after a few,
hours of this exposure, and all of them j
were taken to the hospital the follow-;
ing day. j
The son of the Antwerp manufa:-i
turer, a stout, robust man at the time
of the deportation, was sent home a
complete physical wreck a short time:
afterward and since has died from the
mistreatment. He told his sufferings
to the physician who treated Jiirn, and
the Belgian government is in posses-)
sion of the evidence as given to thej
Two soldiers from Havre, the Lebris;
hrothers, who escaped from Cermany,
ronfirm this evidence regarding thej
Turkish bath form of punishment. j
A number of witnesses call atten-j
tion to the fact that frequently groups!
Armour ,& Co. There will be no
quests for exemptions."
re-; port and export duties at his own dis
cretion for the period of one year.
of deported men have been the object;
of a simulated execution, sometimes j
by a firing squad, sometimes with ma-,
chine guns, in order to overcome their j
resistance and impress their com
rades. There Is also another means of con
straint used upon the deported in thel
. mnnf tftomnd tl-lin T-fl ilia'
1 til 111 VI liuiiiniiiuiriii (.anio, n m 1 1, iuv
regime is still more severe than in
the other interned camps and where
the deported are forced to work in
the marshes, often in most excessively
cold weather, dressed in nothing but
trousers, shirt, and wooden shoes,
American Automobile Co.
"results secured in tne hun
dred of .Stearns-Knight sold
by us have been wonderfully
W. S. Dulmage Motor Co.
"we are finding Zerolene a very
Wutern Auto Sales Co.
"we consider Zerolene partic
ularly adapted fur use in high
speed "V" type motors."
Lord Motor Car Co.
"have used Zerolene in Mix
well cars for over three years
with excellent results."
Tor tractors, 7.eroL ne
Hiacj-Duti is especi
. ,. T. -'.I.
Endorsed by Leading
because the records cf iScir
service departments shew that
Zerolene, correct' refined
from California aspK'air-base
crude, gives perfect lubrication
less wear, more power, least
Dealers ererywliere r.&
at our service stations.
Tie Standard Oil forKoior Cars
p or hummer ivmunery monaay
argain Booth Specials
priced as high an
$3.00 to Clean Up.
Hats that would
sell for twice the
price we offered
them here. On
Bargain Booth for
Special Purchase Silk Hosiery at 98c
Pair On Bargain Booth Monday
Hosiery is more this year than a mere adjunct of the
costume. It may sound the color note of the whole sym
phony; in variably it exerts an influence. Part of this orig
inates in the shortness of the skirts, making Hosiery more
than usually prominent; but a good share, too, arises from
desire to have pretty Stockings. For wear with evening
and street dresses, you will find almost every conceivable
color, including black and white. All women who like
pretty Stockings should take advantage of this speScial
In this lot at $1.95
are Hats that have
sold as high as
Silverbloorn and St. Nicholas Cloth
Special at 59c a Yard
In the season's good colors and the most serviceable
material for skirts and dresses; 36 inches wide a regular
85c value. Special at the yard 53c
New Crepe Faille Silk
We have a good selection of thisj Crepe Faille in Navy,
Rose, Delft Blue, Brown, Reseda, Garnet, etc. A very soft
material that drapes well, suitable for separate Skirts,
Dresses and Suits, 36 inches wide, at the yard $1.50
Comfort and Style in the New MODART CORSETS for Fall
As your appearance is important, why not consider carefully its foundation the Corset?
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AT $5.00, MODEL B-789. This model is a
very low Corset, in feet almost topless, and by
reason of its" 'construction can only be worn
successfully by the slender figure or by the fig
ure that does not wish much corseting. Made
of Fancy Pink Batiste.
AT $4.00. A pretty Corset made of Coutil
in pink and white, attractively made and
trimmed. This design is made for the slight to
AT $7.50. DESIGN C-2090: Will take care
of the figure that is either thin or full through
the bust. Has elastic across bones in the back,
four hooks and eyes. Made of Figured Ba
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AT $ 1 0.00. DESIGN V-609. A model that
is intended to corset the figure which has a
large waist and long low hip line. Made of
FiguredySilk Broche in white and pink.
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(SnJi TKc Price
SOME VERY GOOD
WOOLEN FIBER RUGS
JUST CAME IN. They come
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decorations and border.s. In
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to be overlooked by those se
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chase of Rugs.
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particularly recommended for
their hard wearing, serviceable
quality. Here are offered an
almost endless variety of new
fall designs. You can see the
beauty at a glance, and years
to come will prove the service.
United States Government Supervision
NEARLY A HALF MILLION ACRES, belonging to the Choctaw Indians, in Southeastern Oklahoma, to be sold by the Interior Department.
NOT NECESSARY TO LIVE. ON THIS LAND NOT NECESSARY TO GO EAST TO GET IT
FARMING. TIMBER and GRAZING LANDS in the PROBABLE OIL BELT OF OKLAHOMA will be offered at prices appraised
from TWO to SEVEN DOLLARS PER ACRE, with long time payments. Where drilling is now going on.
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JAPAN WILL NOT GIVE
UP SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS
TOKIO, Aug. 11. The question of
Japan and the South Sea islands came
up ln the special session of the Diet in
the form of an Interpellation by a mem
ber of the opposition.
Viscount Motono, the foreign min
ister, was asked whether the preced
ing cabinet had offirially informed the
United States that Japan would aban
. don the islands. The minister replied
'that the Japanese government had
never made any such declaration to
I the United States.
; MEXICAN BANDITS' LOOT '
RECOVERED BY TROOPS
CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR
TEN BIG JAP STEAMERS
TOKIO. Aug. 11. Contracts have
been placed with the Osaka Iron
Works, a newly formed company, and
other shipbuilding yards in Japan by
the Nippon Yuson Kaisha for 10 steam
ers, aggregating 8.1.500 tons. They are
approximately valued at 21.10.(M0
and are to be all finished by 1913.
SUPPOSEDLY DEAD SOLDIER
HELD CAPTIVE BY KAISER
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 11. About.
100,000 pesos taken by bandits from!
: a train attacked between Aguns fl
! ientes and Mexico City has been r-
i covered. The money was found in the
possession of Felipe Hernandez, for
j merly an officer of the Mexican army,!
' who turned bandit and who recently
was captured and shot by troops of
I General Miguel M. Acosta. near
Uuadalcazar, San Luis Potosi. I
TOULOUSE. France. uAg. 10. A
soldier carried on the rolls as killed
since 1914 has Just been identified by
his father, a farmer of Saint Romain.
in a photograph received from a Ger
man prison camp t 72 captives, all
of them from the department of Lot.
A London dispatch says that not
many days hence several regiments of
American troops will march through
London. This will be the first time
since the landing of William III that
foreign troops have marched through
streets of an English city bearing arms
and carrying a foreign flag.
i Chancellor Bonar Law told the
; house of commons that it would he
! necessary before adjournment to fuss-
! a bill giving the government power to;
issue a loan if considered advisable,
i The government will have to give
j the American government long-dated
notes In exchange for a loan.
Theodore Roosevelt, James
Wadsworth, Sr., and Morgan J.
O'Brien are named as New York sta'e
food commissioners in a bill advanced
to third reading in the legislature.
Upon them are to be conferred mtwt