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laurel mississippi 19100722 - them , would | Th* ! i j ELECTRICITY III...
them , would | Th* ! i j ELECTRICITY III Japanese Use Novel Expedient Subduing Savage Tribes. Most Curious Duel Being Waged A«aln«t Bloodthirsty Aiyu Tribes fn Icfand of Formosa--Soldier* Unable to Check Outrages. Philadelphia.--The most ferocious Instinct of primitive savagery, head bunting, Japan is to fight with the most modern of military agencies, tlectrioity. It i* a most curious that is now being waged in the Of Formosa between the Japanese the bloodthirsty Aiyu tribes. It Is the proudest achievement of the head hunter to increase hie col- lection of skulls. He who has most 6t these sanguinary relics is esteemed proper # uard to penetrate to the of th « lnterl)r - had way ot on it"* It has not taken long for Japan find tbat her soldiers can not avail stop the depredations and outrages committed by tbe head hunters. There are some hundred thousands of these savages, who became a problem to tbe ToMo government when the outcome of the war with China 1895 brought Formosa under Japanese dominion. The gallant little brown men had been able to overwhelm the Chinese and who later were to strike such a frightful blow at the prestige Of Russia, were unable to deal with the head hunters, In the guerilla warfare that ensued M soon as the Japanese soldiers Into the country the modern sons Jupiter were constantly worsted. It was a private trick of the hunters to perform their deadliest outrages right under the noses, so to speak, of the new rulers of the island. island. Then a tactician in the army on a great idea. Fight them with electricity. A wall was built across the country, country, a wall four hundred miles in length, not a wall of stone, but a more deadly and treacherous wall, made of wire and charged constantly with ft current that carried death i Jnst as certainly as the bullet of a dead shot. Only It needed no soldier to fire death message. All that the h«ad 1 hunter needed to do was to come contact with it Just for the briefest space of time and with any portion h!s body. Death was then the sure outcome. i

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  1. The Laurel Chronicle,
  2. 22 Jul 1910, Fri,
  3. Page 72

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