"WE HATE AMERICANS."
GERM NY'S REAL FEELING
"We hate the Americans and everything tbat comes from America " Tbis is » phrase wbioh Gustnv C Roe der, a ppeoitil correspondent of tbe Ntw York "World," says be beard over and over Hgain during bis recent tour through Germany. "And what appears to be worse," says Mr Boeder, "they aotually mean every word they say. There are many who go so far as openly to declare that they despise our people." "The most outspoken American I haters are the women of Germany They seem to feel much more tbe aw ful hardships which the world war has brought upon tbem. One woman said to rap, 'Wait until we have licked England and Japan hpgins an attack on An.erica; we won't do a thing to the United States then,' They openly declare that they pray for the defeat of President Wilson at the coming election ; they say that be ia greatly responsible for all the misery in the Fatherland and for the frightful loss of lives among the German soldiers, because be did not direct that arms and ammunition should not be fur nished to tbe Allies. 'It ia simply awful how you Americans are murder ing our good sons,' said Madame Corelli, one of Germany's foremost vooal teaohers 'You are a band of murderers, who aie looking after nothing except what you can make out of this awful war.'
"An American travelling in Gor many to day is subject to all kinds of abuse. It is no usa to complain about it either, because tbe police would never declare in favour of the com plainant in such cases. It is absurdly foolish for an American to travel in Germany now unless he is able to speak the German language in such a manner that the average German is unable to detect tbat be is meeting an American And tbis hatred against Americans is all the more pronounced in the families wbo have had to go into mourning because their relatives have been killed in battle. They in sist that if the United Htates bad not sold arras and ammunition to the Allies the war would have been over long ngo 'AH Americans are mur clerer.i ! They ought; to be banged!' Germans have been heard to say many, many times.
"Wherever you find people in a railway carriage the conversation generally leads to affairs connected with the war, and you invariably bear tbem denounce Aiuerioa. Those living in the country Hre even more bitter tnwa'ds Americans than are those wbo make their homeß in the big cities."
What fate is in the word "farewell!" It tells of parting, pain and sad regret It oft sobs the sound of friendship's knell. Fare weil, spelt this way, means otherwise. Fare well with health, make strength secure, Rnse cheeks, red lips and dancinc eyes Wrought by Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,
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"WE HATE AMERICANS.", Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916