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INTERNED ALIENS

ATTEMPT TO EVADE CENSOR. Instructions relative -to th» internment and treatment of alien enemies, which have just been laid before, the Federal Houses in Melbourne, include the following provisions : I'oiuts to which the attention of censors should bo specially directed, being foiue of the methods by which attempts ■■ira being made to evade censorship, include : i. Writing inside envelopes and covers. 2. Apparently harmless, but unintelligible, marks or signs inside envelopes and covers. 3. Writing in faint pencil across or between the lines of letters written in ink. 4. Writing underneath postage stamps. 5. Underfilling of phrases, words, or letters, which can then be read in a prearranged order. 6. Writing in " chemical ink." which may be revealed by heating in an oven, or with an iron, or by the application of petrol. Where prisoners of 'war are interned in a manoeuvre area, und it is found practicable (o utilise their services for carrying out improvements in that area, they may be paid at the rate of Is for each clay's work actually done, as pocket money. The wives of detained prisoners of war, who are in destitute circumstances, may be paid (it the rat-e of 10.-? a week, with an addition of 2s 6d a week for each child under 14 years of a.ge. (Miners of the. detained enemies' ves-!-els, if allowed to live outside and apart from the interned prisoners of war, may be granted an allowance for their upkeep a.t a rate not exceeding the sum of 20n a week each. Where a number of thopp -rfFicers arc domiciled in -the one house, an allowance of 15s a week may be granted to the no-ce.Miiry cooks and stewards wiio accompany thoiir oifinors. The number of cooks and steward-; so employed is to be limited bv the district commandant.

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INTERNED ALIENS, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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INTERNED ALIENS Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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