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1HE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER .1, 1914.
POOR OLD GIANTS COME BACK
Xaiily Tike Fourth Game of Series
; ITNAL SCORE IS ELEVEN TO FIVE
Jtrw Vtrk Tim Tnolee tne ew
Clrainnlona f National l.eane
tT Merciless lnoa-ner
of tne BrtiN.
NEW TORK. Oct !. New York turned
the UMri on Boston today an1 easily
took the fourth as me of the series by a
eror of It to I. The Ich-bIs hit both Tyler
and Coehreham hard and took full advan
tage of the poor firlrtinf of the new
champions. Tesreau started very wild.
ot settled down and pitched fair hnll.
striking out eight men. Soore: P. II K.
Mnston t 0 1 I 0 0 I S
New Tork 1 Z 3 0 C 1 U 3 1
Ratteriea: t'nnhreham ami Whallnu,
Gowdy: Tfirenu and Moyers.
. i rteda Win Tilth One Illf.
'PlTTSlU-nr.M. Oct I.-Pnuglsss al
lowed nttsborith only one lilt tmiay hut
1h locals Nat' Cincinnati. 3 to 1. 1'he
Pirates won the game In the ninth Inning
without malting a hit Schang, hatting
for McQuillan, n eafc on Kcllngg s wild
throw. loiielaia then gave three ha-s
nn balls, forcing In a run and leaving the
bases full with none out. W-imcr went
out on a fly. Konctchy forced Carey at
the plate and Oonnle. trying for a
double play, made a wild throw width en
tkhted Hercvr to score. Cincinnati scored
Its run In the eighth when (lnn wax
eae on Ketcheny's error and reached
home on tlraham's sacrifice and a double
by Daniels Pcote: K.14.1S.
Cincinnati ...0 00000010-164
Pittsburgh ...0000000 2-Z 1 1
Batteries: IVxiglass and Oonsnlex; Mc
Quillan and Smith.
Red aianahter Yanka.
iFOflTON, Oct. Z.-Hord hlt ng by Huston
smd numerous errors by New. York en
abled the locals to win today by the score
of 11 to S. Brown was replaced by Cole In
the box for New York during the sixth
Inning, after he had been found for three
doubles, two triples and six singles. Mal
awi's home run to center In the final In
ning was a ftature. Hcore: R. U.K.
New York....O OOOOZ012 SB
Boston .......1 0 0 4 0 3 11 1114 4
'Uatteiiea: Brown, Cole and Kunemaker;
Hulh and Cady. ,
to Rally Before the
Opener with Kearney
.'Students of tho various colleges at
Creighton will combine efforts to add
enthusiasm to the opening foot ball gam
of the season Saturday afternoon at the
CSrelghton field, when the blue and white
lads clash with tha Kearney Normal
team. Preceding' the game tha different
departments will collect in front of tha
law school and parade through the
down-town streets to tha field. A band
will lead tha parade. A rally was held
this afternoon at the law school, with
Dsn ButMr presiding. The arts depart
ment held' a mass meeting yesterday,
and plan to have tha largest representa
tion In the parade. The Creighton team
Is tn fine form to mix with the Kearney
Ipds and expects a victory.
Mordecai Brown Hurls
Brobklyns to Victory
BROOKLYN. Oct. i-After sustaining
numerous detests since joining the Brook
lyu Federals, Mordecai Brown won a
game today, defeating Baltimore, I to I
the visitor maknlg only four hits and
Retting their run on a fumble by Holt
la tha ninth. Anderson's homer scored
Brown ahead of him In the fifth, and
tfhaw'a single brought In belohanty with
tpe third run for Brooklyn. Score: K.H.K.
Baltimore ....0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 43
Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 -3 8 t
I Butteries: Connelly and Kerr: Russell,
Brown an-1 WaUon.
j COMES TO OMAHA TODAY
KKEARNET. Neb., Oct. i.-Speclal.)-On
fcfuturvlay In Omaha the Normal football
squad opens the season under the direc
tion of Harry TollOfsen, lately chosen
athletic, Instructor, by the state board
Toiler sen has a strong bunch of warriors
gathered around him, iind the' regular
venlng practises are bling'ng'ths boys
(Kit tn good shape. The . completed
schedule-for the year la: ,
t October 3. Creighton at Omaha.
V October 10. Central City at Kearney.
October 17. Denver university at Denver.
October 34 York at Kearney. -f
October Sl.Open date.
J November C Wweleyan at Kearney.'
November 18. Peru at Kearney,
f November 30. Wayne Normal at Wayne.
I November St. Hastings college at
I tvaahrldn-e Wins Uaaae.
CAM Kill Nab., Oct Special )
Cambridge defeated Krsnklln Academy,
1J to 7. tMtlby for Cambridge ran tha
length of the field In the first quarter for
4 touchdown, while McPhllHp mad an
other In the fourth. Chadwlck for Frank
l:n made a touchdown in the second kuar
V. und also kicked goal.
r , , .
Mays Normal Tmanoed.
'YANKTON. 8. IX. Oct. 2.-(8pecll Tel
tucram.) Yankton roller defeated Wayne,
Neb., normal at foot ball here Krtdsy,
to 0, It was the most decisive defeat
ever given on the local gridiron.
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WHITE SOX CRUSH BROWNS
Chicago Cinches Fint Game of the
WOLFGAJf 0 IS IN FINE , FORM
Ilnth-a Triple In Knnrtn, rllowln
ainglea tr BUrknnrn nnd C'ol
llaa, Decides tke
CHICAOO, Oct. Z. Roth s triple In the
fourth Inning, following singles by Black
hum and Collins, cinched the final game
of tho farewell series for Chicago today
with t. liOuis. The score was 6 to 1.
Wolfgang pitched In fine form. The
visitors lone" run was made In the fifth,
and resulted from Weaver's fumble of
Uv.m'i grounder, a single by Afrnew and
an Infield out Collins' catch of a long
fly In deep center was a feature. Score:
St. Ioul 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Ol T 1
ChlriiKO 0 10 3 0 10 0 -& 3 Z
Pnf teite: .lames. Ieverens, finch and
Aenew; Wolfgang and Kchslk.
Senator Trim Mark Kernbe.
PHILADKIPHIA. Oct 2 A makeshift
team again represented l'hll::delpnla
against Wsnhlnjt'n today and the latter
had trouble In winning, 4 to 3. Harper
struck out twlve batsmen, nine of itin.-o
being In tho first five Innings. Bcore:
P. H K.
Washington ..2101000 0 04 7 1
Philadelphia .0 0002100 03 5 3
Kntteries: Hsrper and Henry: Jensen
Cards Trim C'nha.
FT. I.OtMS, Oct. 3 Bunched hits in tho
sixth and eighth innings gave St. Irfiula
today'a game with Chicago, 5 to 0. Perrltt
was steudv In tha pinches, keeping hi
hltn ell scattered. Bcors: H.H.K.
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 S 1
Ft. l-ouls 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 -5 13 0
Batteries: Vaughn, HaRerman and
Archer; Perrltt and Snyder, Wlnso.
MUSTERS EXPECT HARD
BATTLE 'WITH WASHBURN
LINCOLN. Neb., Oct. 2.-The University
of Nebraska's foot boll team for 1H14 wilt
have Its first real tryout tomorow on the
locnl gridiron against Washburn college
of Topeka, Kan. Supporters of the Corn
huskers think there can be no doubt of
the outcome of the game, but coaches and
players aro expeeUwt a hard struggle.
Tho present weaknesses In the Nebraska
line arc the two end positions, which thus
far have not been satisfactorily filled. In
weight, the Cbrnhuskeni aro probably up
to Mast year'' standard, the backfleld
especially being men ijf "beef," but speed
Is yet to be developed. Tho squad has hat
ten oays of ateady practice, end Cants In
Ilalllgan.beHevea his men fit for tomor
SHENANDOAH. la, Oct. Z.-( Special. )
Sixteen football men will be taken to
Omaha by Coach Baker tomorrow to meet
the team from the Omaha High school,
In the first - game of the season for the
local flevtn. The men are In excellent
condition and hope to put up a winning
game In their Initial contest. Short
scrimmages, llne-bucklng and punting
worV has been what the players have
been put through this week In preparation
for tho event
SIOUX CITY WINS SECOND
GAME FROM KANSAS CITY
HIOl'X C1TT. Ta.. Oct. l.-Th Slauc
City Western league champions won tha
second game of tha International league
rlea with ..the Kansas Cltv Illuea hers
today. The score wss I to 1
Westemaard Throvca Marttnalu.
AMES, la., Oct. 1 CSnrclal Telegram.)
Jeas Westergaard, Ics Molnea. !4,
threw Paul Martlnaln, Chicago street car
conductor 214, In straight falls, catch-as.
catch-can here last night. .The stcond
fall was in 8 minutes and the first in lo'-i
minutes. Umpire Prank Ooteh, world's
champion, Introduced thp wrestlers and
hurried home having misunderstood time
Kearney and York Tie.
KKARNtiY, Nab., Oct 1 (Special Tel
egram.) The foot ball game between
Kearney and Tork High echol today
ended In a tie. neither aide being able
to score, forward passes proved valu
able. York was within two feet of the
goal when repulsed. , . .
. , i
Oxford High Victorious.
OXFORD. Neb.. Oct. I. Special Tel
egram.) Oxford high ' achol defeated
Arapahoe In tho flrsf game of tho sea
son o ntne local grounua bv a score or
(I to I. Oxford's lineup Is stronger than
it has been for several yeara and have
several hard games scheduled and should
bo a contender In the Southwestern Ne
braakr. championship. Touchdowns: Luek-
Ing (, Lewis, I tend lor. Cook. Field
goal: Munson. Goals from touchdowns:
Tien World's Record.
FRKKNO, Cal.. Oct. S-Outepi luting
Howard p. Drew of the l?nlversltv of
Soiilhern Csllfornia today In the 720-yard
run at the (.allfori.la champlonshttt '.lack
meet. O. Parker ot the Olympic club of
Pan Francisco, covered the distance In
O-B114. This ties tha world's record, held
Jointly by Howard P. Drew and Don
l.elly of Spoitane, Wash.
Bea Want Ada Produce Results.
GETAWAY DAYAT COLUMBUS
R. H. Brett Establishes New World's
Record for a Seventh Heat.
BETH CLARK WINS THE PACE
Driver ftradr la Restored at the
Mna of the, Meetlna Wllso
Onttrots Jniliun Girl In tho
' Finals of Trot.
COLUMBUS, O., Oct 2.-Grand circuit
racing here closed today with a, program
batter than the usual getaway one. In
the final heat of the 2:05 pace . II. Brett
established a new world's record for a
eeventh heat when he won In 205'.4. Five
heats of this evont were decided on Thurs
day. Tho former seventh mile mark was
2:06, made by Walter Cochato.
Beth Clark won tho 2:07 pace, which
required four heats. Khe was about an
equal choice with Major Ong, wht'h made
all tho others trail with 2:034 time In
tho third mile. In the fourth heat a
call for a sprint home was not answered.
By Mm. i. '
Wllgo out-trotted JuiUson Olrl In each
of the two heats required to finish the
2:10 trot. The other trots were won by
favorites. Fair Virginia and May Mack.
The former was second to Mirthful In the
flrat heat, when tho thre other opponents
were dints m od.
Aa the last announcement of tho meet
ing came a notice that the Judges had
rsoreii Driver Orady. suspended Isst week
along with the. pacer R. II. Brett. The
horse wns restored to good standing early
rails lr Ufirnu pn'rm.
FALIjH CITY. Neb.. Oct 2-Speclal.)-
The local base ball team defeated Ba-
lem. Neb., yesterday, ror me eccona ume
this week, by a score of 5 to 4. The game
was a hotly contested one from start to
finish. Batteries: Balem .Strauss and
Thornbeig; Falls Oity lleacock and
Defcvat for Teooroseh High.
NEBRASKA CITY. ,Neb., Oct. 2.-(Spe-
clal Telegram.) Nebraska City High
school foot ball team defeated Tecumseh
High school this afternoon by a score or
81 to 0. It was a well played game and
witnessed oy a large crowa.
-Appeal for Congress
in World-Wide Peace
NEW YORK, Oct i.-An appeal for a
world 1 congress for the establishment of
neace was Issued yesterday by Samuel
Gompers. president of the American Fed
ration of Labor, who announced that
the Federation stood ready to assist any
movement to end the Euroiean war. ' The
appeal aa outlined by Mr. Qompera pro
vides for the establishment of agencies
to prevent a repetition of International
wars. He saya la his appeal:
"Let the whole civilised world unit In
a demand for a world conference at the
close of this war to lay the foundation
for a world federation and for the , In
auguration of the rule of reason mong
nations. Now Is tho time for tho humani
tarian, peace loving men of the United
States to Inaugurate a movement that
ahall be able to do constructive work
for peaoo and civilisation at the first
People of Brussels
LONDON. Cct 1 Seven hundred thou
sand persona In Brussels are facing star
vation, according to Hugh Gibson, sec
retary pf the American embassy there.
who la in this city. Tha last apportion
ment of flour to the cltliens of Brussels
will be given out this afternoon and other
staplea are virtually all consumed.
Efforts to get food from Antwerp hava
failed. Inasmuch as Brussels Is In charge
of the Germans It Is In effect German
territory. Neutral nations could not nn
dertaka to supply food to Brusseu, even
If transportation facilities were normal,
Notes frons Yankton.
YANKTON. Oct 2. Floyd Bask, aged
SO, aon of Peter Rask, farmer, 1 In a
hospital today, very badly Injured, his
recovery doubtful. He was mowing and
the team went home without htm. The
young man was found by the roadside.
unconscious, and has been ever since.
The moat serious injury Is a fracture at
tha base of the brain. Rask also re
ceived a fractured collar-bone and a
broken right ankle.
August bVhook, 10. has a broken wrist,
the result of colliding with aa auto while
ton his wheel.
A state game law case here waa that
of Andrew and Jacob Wurs, Menonltee
of the Jaineavllle colony, fined (44.20 tor
seining for Asa la James river, contrary
No Stop I
standing of Teams
Plnyed. Won. I.ost Pet.
Knnsas City 144
Kt. I.ouis ,....146
NAT. LKAOl'E. I AMER. LEAGUE
Boston 90 R7 .112) Phlla 91 51 .0TJ1
Ne( York.. SI B7 ,4fi7 Boston 90 R .(MM
Kt. Louis. ..78 .531' Washington, 78 72 .520
Chicago ...75 74 .50.11 Detroit 78 7S 517
Phlla. 7 7 .4S0( St Louis. .. .09 81 .4tX
Brooklyn '..72 7 ,48H Chicago ....W 82 .4fi7
Pittsburgh 6 83 .44.1 New York...8 82 .4M
Cincinnati .58 ill .awl Cleveland ..51 100.338
Ht. Louis. 1; Chicago 5.
Washington, 4: Philadelphia, 1
New York, fi; Boston, 11.
Boston, ."; New York, H.
Cincinnati. 1; Pittsburgh, t
Chicago, 0; St. Louis. 5.
Baltimore, 1; Brooklyn, 3.
- American League St Lnula at Chicago,
Washington at Philadelphia, Now York
at Boston, Cleveland at Detroit.
National League Boston at New Tork,
Phllndclphla at rBooklyn, Cincinnati at
Pittsburgh. Chicago at St. Louis.
Federal league Baltimore at Brooklyn,
Kansss City at Indianapolis, Pitta burgh
at Buffalo, Bt. Louis at Chicago.
in England Holds
Down Sugar Prices
LONDON, Oct. 2. The report of the
royal commission appointed at the out
break of the war, with full power to Soal
with all questions on the publio sugar
supply, shows that a great experiment
has been made with state socialism and
with success, so that there has only been
a small Increase In price and no shortage
The commission practically cornered
the available supply and so checked
speculation for a rise in the price. Tho
sugar so cornered was sold to refiners at
a fixed price, with tha proviso that they
In turn should sell to retailers at moder
ate prices, which were definitely deter
The report glvea all the necessary de
tails of the record of fixing prices, etc.,
but says nothing concerning the sources
of supply or tho quantity secured. It Is
understood, however, that most of the
sugar was obtained from Java, Mauri
tius, Cuba and Domerara, and that owing
to the depression of tho trad In America
the commission was able to obtain all
they wanted at not more than double the
ante-bellum prices. About 24)0,000 tons
were purchased, at an average of $100 a
ton. Involving an outlay of 190,000,000. It
la not expected that the transaction will
Involve1 any, loss to tha government, as
the prices fixed assure a considerable
reserve of prlfit.
Belgian Governor and
Burgomaster in Fuss
ROME, Oct. t-(Vle ' Paris.) Reports
from Berlin give particulars of the dis
sensions between General VOn Per Go Its,
the Gorman governor of Belgium, and
Burgomaster Max of Brussels.
Von Dar Gotta ordered the burgomaster
to remove the Belgian agents from the
public buildlnga and . Max published
manifesto, 'which explained to the popu
lation the necessity to comply before
Von Der 'Golts waa futioua and let It
be known that nobody waa entitled to
publish a manifesto except himself. He
ordered that all Max's manifesto be cov
ered with white paper, but the next morn
ing revealed that all the covering sheets
had been oiled and were thereby ren
French papers, smuggled Into Brussels,
it is said sell for 25 cents a copy.
NEWSPAPER WINS SUIT
BROUGHT BY GEO. EGAN
SIOUX FALLS, S. D . Oct. t-(8peclal
Telegram.) uJdge Jones of the state clr
cult court today on motion of the de
fendant ordered a verdict la favor of the
defendant In tlie libel suit Instituted
against the Sioux Falls Dally rPeas by
George W. Egan, a Sioux Falls attorney,
The casta were assessed against the
plaintiff, who asked for and waa granted
a stay of Judgment for sixty day a Mr,
Egan brought ault and sought to recover
damagee of $10,000 for an alleged libelous
article concerning him printed In the
Sioux Falls newspaper. This waa the
fourth ofa aeries of six similar suits last!
tuted by Mr. Egaa against the Bloux
Fails Preaa and was the third of the
' ' AJymX
GRIDIRONS ALIYE TODAY
Practically Every First-Class Team
in Central States Plays.
ALL BIO NINE ELEVENS BUSY
Mlssonrl Valley Sqnnds, .Wolverines,
Notre Dame and Mich lean
. Aggtra Will Mingle
la the Fray.
CHICAGO, Oct. . Practically every
first class foot ball team tn the central
states will get into action tomorrow.
Every one of the Big Nine elevens, the
Missouri Valley squads, and Michigan,
Notre Dame and the Michigan Aggies
will mingle in the fray.
Leading games on the 'schedule, with
scores of the 1913 games, are:
At Ann Arbor Case. 0. against Michi
At Chicago Indiana, 7, against Chi
At Columbus Ohio Weslevan. 0. airaJtiat
Ohio State, 58. '
At St. Louis Illinois. 0. ss-alnat Chria.
uan Hrottiers, o.
At Madison lAWrence. 7. against Wis
At Lafayette Wabash,
At Minneapolis North
against Minnesota, art.
At c.vanston Laka Forest. 0. asralnat
North Western, 10.
At Iowa City State Teachera. x.
against Iowa, 45.
At Notre Dame Alma, 0, against Notre
. At Lansing Olivet 0. aaalnst Mlchlaran
At Columbus Rolls. 11 against Mia.
At St. Louis Carleton, 0, against St
At st Louis Shurtleff, 0, against
At Ames Coe, 0, against Ames, 0.
At Ijiwrence William Jewell. 0
against Kansas, 7.
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Member of the British Parliament
Write, of Hi. Trip Orer the
TERMONDE IS DESTROYED
Hnnses Looted and Bombs Flared la
Knrk One Trees Ct Down
and Large Areas Flooded aa
Means of Defense.
LONDON, Oct. 1 A graphic picture of
the desolation of Belgium waa brought
to London today by J. H. Whltehouse,
member of Parliament from Lanarkshire,
who has just returned from a tour around
Antwerp to assist In relief measures.
"Having always regarded war as the
negation of all that Is good," eatd Mr.
Whltehouse tonight, "I desired to see
what Its ravages were tn a country ex
posed to all Its fury and what steps were
possible to mitigate them. I do not think
that any one here has realised the plight
of the civilian population of Belgium to
day, and can attempt to give a picture of
It only by describing come of my own ex
Mr. Whltehouse made the journey out
side Antwerp with two military cars, at'
tendedvby Belgian officials. In describ
Ing the damage which ho saya the Bel
gians had to Inflict upon themselves to
supplement the defences of Antwerp, he
"Hundreds of thousands of trees had
been cut down so that at some points of
our journey wo had the impression of
passing through a wilderness of roots.
The tree trunks had been removed so as
to afford no cover to the enemy. All
houses had been blown up or otherwise
destroyed. Later we passed through the
country which had been flooded -aa a
further measure of defence. The dam
age resulting from these precautionary
measures alone mounted to ten million
pound sterling (252,000,000).
"In the villages all ordinary life was
arrested. Women and children were
standing or sitting, dumb and patient, by
the roadside. Half way to Termonde we
could plainly hear the booming of guns
and taw many evidences ot the battle
which was then raging.
. Desolation at Termonde.
"I had read newspaper accounts of the
destruction of Termonde and had seen
photographs, but they had not put In
mind any realisation of the horor of what
actually happened. Termonde a few weeks
ago was a beautiful city of about 18,000 In
habitants, a city In which the dignity of
its buildings harmonized with the natural
beauty of Its situation, a city which con
tained aome buildings of surpassing In
terest. "I went through street after street,
square after square, and I found every
house entirely destroyed with all Its con
tents. It was not the result of bombard
ment. It was systematio destruction. In
each house a separate bomb had been
placed which had blown up the Interior
and set fire to the contents. AH that re
mained tn every case were portions of the
outer walls, which were still constantly
falling, and Inside the cinders of the con
tents of the buildings. Not a ehred of
furniture or anything else remained.
"Of the population I thought not a soul
remained. I waa wrong, for as we turned
Into a square where the wreck of what
had been one of the most beautiful of
Gothic churches met my eyes, a blind
woman and her daughter groped among
the ruins. They were the sole living crea
tures in the whole town. t
"Shops, factories, churches and houses
of the wealthy, all were similarly de
stroyed. One qualification only have I to
make of this statement Two or perhaps
three houses bore the German command
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. Prtccs 81.80 to 88.'
Shirts $1.60 to $3.80
In chalk thst they wre not to be burned.
Where a destroyed house had obvlotulj
contained articles of value, looting had
"I Inquired what had beome of 'the
population. It waa a questfon to which
no direct reply could be given. They had
fled in all directions. Some hnd reached
Antwerp, but a great number are wan
dering about the country, panlo stricken
nd starving. Many already were dead.
Misery Amonar Civilians.
"What had happened to Termonde was
similar to what had happened In other
parts of Belgium under the military oc
cupation of Germany. The result ts that
conditions have been set for the. civilian
population throughout the occupied ter
ritory of unexampled misery.
Comparatively Few Re.fasrea.
Comparatively few refugees hava
reached this country." Others remain
wandering about Belgium, flocking lnt
other towns and villages, or flying to
points a little way across the Dutch
Sometimes when a town has been bom
barded the Germans have withdrawn
and the civilians have returned to their "'
homes, tnly to flee again at the renewed
attack. A case In point is Mallne, which
on Sunday last, as I was about to try to
reach It, was again bombarded.
The Inhabitants were then unable to
leave, as the town was surrounded, but
when the bombardment ceased t!u:re was
a great exodus.
The whole life of the nation has been
arrested. Food supplies which Would
ordinarily reach the civilian population ,
are being taken by the German troops
for their own support. The peasants and
poor are without the necessities of lit?,
and conditions of starvation grow more
acute every day. Even where there is a
supply of wheat available, the peasants
are not allowed to use their wtnd-mllls,
owing to the German fear that they will
send signals to the Belgian army.
"We are, therefore, face to face with
fact which has rarely If ever occurred in
the history of the world an entire na
tion. Is In a atate of famine, and that
within a half-day's journey of our own
Destruction Is Complete.
"The completeness of tho destruction
in each Individual case was explained to
me later by the Belgian ministers who
described numerous appliances which the
German soldiers carried for destroying
property. Not only were hand bomlss of
various sixes and descriptions carried,
but each aoldter was supplied with a
quantity of small black discs, a littlo
bigger than a six-penny piece.
"I saw some of these discs which had
been taken from German soldiers M
field of battle. These were oeucnoea 10
me as composed of compressed benxlne.'
When lighted they burn brilliantly for a
few minutes and are sufficient to start
whatever fire is necessary after the ex
plosion of a bomb.
"To the conditions of famine and
homelessnees which exist on suqh a stu,
pendous scale, there must be added ono
which Is bad the mental panic In which
many survivors remain. I understood
this when I saw and heard what they
passed through. Eye-witnesses of un
impeachable character described the
suffering of the women and children at
Liege. As they fled, from their burning
houses, clinging to their, husbands and
fathers', they were violently pulled from
them and saw them shot a few yarda
Antwerp Normal In Daytime.
, "I should supplement what I have said
regarding the condition of Belgium with
some reference to Antwerp itself, where
the exiled government now alts. It. Is a
wonderful contrast to the rest of the
country, and the first impression of the
visitor Is that there Is little change be
tween Its life now and tn the days of
peace. I approached It by water, and In
the early morning It rose before me like
a fairy city. Its sky-line was beautifully
broken by spires and towers; its
churches, including the Incomparable
alts to be trie.
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