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black bread a day. Our clothes were
taken from us and we were allowed
only a pair of blue 'jeans,' being bare-
fooded and bareheaded while there.

"To say that we were half starved
would be putting it mildly. The
treatment given us in this prison was
horrible, to use the expression used
by some of the others in referring to
the unpleasant confinement there.
On this island, there were 20 hours of
daylight and four hours of darkness
and the heat was intense all during
the day.

"Finally a day came when the
Germans exchanged some prisoners
with the Allies and, fortunately for
me, I was exchanged and taken to
Liverpool. I later learned that I was
the only American exchanged when
the trades were made.

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from the Germans.

"Only a few days were spent in
Liverpool," Dr. Bristol continued,
"and I went on to London where I
settled up some business affairs. Lat-
er I returned to Liverpool and started
out on a ship. When only a few days
out, I was picked up by a Japanese
liner and on the 23rd of December
landed again in Key West and the old
United States.

"Did North America and the Unit-
ed States look good to me?" he said
in answer to a question. "Well, I'll
leave that up to your imagination."

After having spent so much time
in a German prison and having had so
much experience with ships, Dr.
Bristol has naturally formed an opin-
ion from real knowledge for all these
things that have come under his own
observation. When asked his opin-
ion of the German submarine, he
made a statement that the German
submarine was nothing less than a
fake and, to use a common expression,
one of the biggest bluffs ever put over.

Submarine a Fake.

"The submarine is practically
nothing but a great fake and
bluff on the alllies and the world,
in my opinion," Dr. Bristol said.
"If a man who has seen much of
them would only stop to reason
he would easily see that their
power is greatly limited. They
have to be very close to a ship
before they can fire with any
effect for it takes heavy backing
before a large gun can be fired.
This is simply the reason that
Wilson wants to arm the mer-
chantmen for it doesn't take a
big gun to put a submarine out
of commission."

I think that Woodrow Wilson is
wise in arming the ships and I be-
lieve he will soon put an end to this
big bluff that has worked successful-
ly so far. The English, however, are
beginning to capture submarines and
there are none operating out of Ger-
many if I am right in my opinion."

Says Germany Will Lose.

When asked his opinion as to the
outcome of the great conflict raging
now in Europe and on the seas, Dr.
Bristol stated that he was sure that
the Allies would come out victorious
and that Germany would be defeated.
He said that the time it would take
to defeat the Germans now was hard
to estimate but he believed they
would eventually be beaten.

"And I am sure this country will
have to enter the struggle," he said.
"I think it is for the best if we do en-
ter it. It is either of two proposi-
tions: the United States will have
to stop sending foodstuffs to the war-
ring nations or the United States will
have to fight. I believe it will be
the latter.

"If we go to war, I doo not think it
will mean that we have to send
many men or probably we will send
men but we will have to send food.
It would be a gain to us to enter the
fight now.

"This is not a time for excitement
or histeria," he said in conclusion, "or
for regrets and lamentations, for the
president who is in full possession of
facts not accessible to us, has deemed
it wise to break relations with a
great and powerful country. We are
all Americans and want to do the
right thing for America and I believe

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we should stand by the president. He
has been wise in arming ships, in my
opinion, and I believe he will be wise
in declaring war on Germany."

Dr. Bristol has just arrived in the
city, having spent a few days in Chi-
cago since returning to America af-
ter his thrilling experience. He has
decided to settle down in Greenville,
and, with Dr. F. C. Kitchen, open
up a veterinary hospital. Both these
men are veterinary doctors.

"I think Greenville is the best
town I have seen for its size" he
said—and he has traveled all over
the country trading horses, "and I
believe it has the making of a real

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As a Result of Injury, Engineer
Suffered From Chronic Con-
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Bassville, Ga.—In discribingh her
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town says: "Once, while lifting, he
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He weighed 165 lbs. and fell off until
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"I've had a great many complaints
from different persons through the
city about several persons posing as
my deputies," said Sheriff Hendrix
Rector this morning. He continued
"These men are the hirelings of local
money lenders, hired by them to col-
lect money due them. I have only
two deputies, who are H. G. Chapell
and George King."

These men, Sheriff Rector stated,
will be arrested and will be dealt
with to the full extent of the law.

London, March 21—Foreign Secre-
tary Balfour announced today that
another important chieftain in Ara-
bia has risen against the Turks. Tur-
kish forces are near Aden which is
isolated from headquarters.

London, March 14.—Prize money to
the value of $4,860 was awarded to
officers and crew of the destroyer
Lance which fired the first shot in
the war and sank the German mine
[layer?] Koenigin Louise, on August
5, 1914.
[advertisement for Ayers Hats, spans cols. 3-7]

And an Elaborate Display of Dress Hats up to Fifty Dollars each,
Beginning Thursday, March 22nd, Continues Throughout the Week

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Ten cases were disposed of to-
day's section of the police court by
City Recorder Richard F. Watson,
as follows:

John Chandler, selling whiskey. Dis-

Mattie Miller, running a disorderly
home; disorderly conduct. $16 or 30

J. C. Moorehead, violating section
547. Forfeited bail $11.

E. G. Hollis, violating section 547.
Forfeited bail $11.

Besie Taylor, violating section 547
$11 or 30 days.

Jamie Green, disorderly conduct. $6
or 12 days.

Alice Johnson, disorderly conduct.
$6 or 12 days.

R. E. Harvard, drunk. Forfeited
bail $6.

Harry Brown, riding bicycle with-
out light. Forfeighted bail $3.
Several People Killed in Arkansas
Last Night Near Dark.

Little Rock, March 21.—Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Weatherington, Arthur
Herring, Milton Hucherson and Miss
Mattie Hearn, were killed in a torna-
do near Dolark last night, according
to reports here.

London, March 21.—The Russian
government has ordered the deposed
emperor and his consort to be regard-
ed as deprived of liberty and to be
brought to the Tsarskoe Selo accord-
ing to the Reuters Petrograd corres-

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war, bringing the wealth, armed forces, great resources and moral power to [its]
entente allies in what they feel is a battle for the preservation of civilization [and]


A resolution by congress that a state of war exists will not be a declaratio[n of]
war in a technical sense, although it will practically amount to the same thing.

If passed, the United States will take additional steps to protect its inter[ests]
against Germany and if actual war comes in the full sense it will result from s[ome]
future acts of Germany.

The cabinet in urging this move by the president is described as being [more]
thoroughly united than it has been on any other question. At first there was a [sug-]
gestion that the result might be to allow Germany to us submarines against [the]
American coast, but the navy feels able to take care of that.

Meanwhile the navy is rushing preparations, the army has prepared pl [cut off]
industrial moblization is planned and hundreds of great corporations have of[fered]
their services.

The president's proclamation asked congress to give the matter immed[iate]


The announcement of the extra session of congress was quickly followed [with]
predictions that congress will speedily declare a state of war existing. Chair[man]
Flood of the house foreign relations committee, said he expected congress quic[ly]
to pass a resolution declaring that a state of war exists and endorsing the pr[esi-]
dent's course, and to make whatever appropriations are necessary to enable [the]
president to carry forward the war plans as quickly as possible.

He said he expected an appropriation much larger than the hundred mil[lion]
provided in the armed neutrality bill which failed in the senate.

Senator Poindexter, a Republican, said congress will quickly pass a law [au-]
thorizing a limited war on German submarines.

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[advertisement for Belk-Kirkpatrick Store, spans all columns, bottom section]

"We Sell It For Less" "Because We Buy It For Less

New Line of Men's Ox-
fords. Ralston's Health
Oxfords. $4.00, $4.50
and $5.00. Hard to Beat.

We are Still Selling Ladies 8-
inch White Kid Boots for $5.
New line Oxfords. See our
$4.00 line.


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Silks! Silks!! Silks!!!

Seems hard to get enough 36-in.
Fancy Taffetas. They go out faster
than we can get them. $2.00 values
at $1.50. Good line of
colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.50

Silks, Taffetas, Messaline, all 36-in
wide, $1.25 Silks.
at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98c

Great line Linen Poplars, big
line colors19
Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95c

$2.00 values in all the Wide New
Stripes and Figures, both in Taffetas
Pongees, Poplins.
Fashion Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.48

Beautiful line 36-inch Crepe de Chine,
all colors, light or dark. 50c
values. All this week . . . . . . . . . . . 35c

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Very Special at $1.00

$1.50 quality 40-inch All Silk Crepe
de Chines, big line of colors, light and
dark. Can't match it for less
than $1.50. This week . . . . . . . . . $1.50

36-inch white wash Japanese Hob
Silk, 60c to $1.00
values today . . . . . . . . . . 45c, 59c, 69c

Ask to See Our Special
Taffeta at $1.19

This Taffeta, in Navy, Black and
Colors, can be had for
less than $1.50. This week . . . . . $1.19

We have Silks for 16 stores, every one
of them handling Silks alike, gives us
an outlet for Silks second to no con-
cern in the South. Gives us a pres-
tige with Silk Mills, both in America
and Europe. We give values in Silks
that brings results.

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For This Week 49c

All 36-inch Silks, "[Seco?] Pongees,"
big line of colors, in the new linings.
Come in while they are here.
This price will move them quick. 49c

Just One Big "Special" We Want
You to Get Now While It's Here

44-inch All Wool French Serge in
Black and Navy. Some people get
$1.50, others $1.25. This
This week—only 2 pieces, at . . . $1.00
35c value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22c

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A Few Specials Selected
for This Special Ad.---
Better Read Careful-
ly and Take Ad-

40-inch Voiles, great line of colors,
about 100 pieces,
35c value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22c

Ladlassie Cloth, big line of
patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15c

1 case white Shirt Madras, 5-10
yard lengths, 25c values . . . . . . . . 18c

1 case 36-inch Percale—this is a real
value at 12½c. Special
this week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10c

200 pieces of fine Dress Ginghams,
beautiful patterns, very best colors
in the lot, 27-32 inch, Utility, Amos-
fine Gingham, special . . . . .. . . . 12½c

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Hosiery Department

Just a few notions to remind you that
there is no line in which we are not
able to Sell for Less.

1 lot Ladies Lisle Hose, pure lisle,
fast black, 50c values.
3 for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00

1 lot very fine [Fiher?] Silk, whie and
black, real values at 75c
this week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50c

All $1.25 Silk Hose in blacks,
whites, colors, this week, pair . . . . 98c

See our line of Real Torehon
and Val. Laces, at yard . . . . . . . . . . 5c

Great line of Wider Laces
at yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10c

New line Ladies' Collars—
25c, 48c, 75c
These come in set or single.

16 Big Live Stores
in the

Belk-Kirkpatric Co.
Phone 737.

Belk's Stores are Dif-
See The Reason.

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