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i Tie- (it.rn-au.- have succeeded in getting a i’V v,’e-'':ir.liai contribution from An—--1 rralits rmtieb ihrir rear expenses. But no | ';on- of rrrasnn lies behind it. It was obi tritii.l bv tlie Rai-cr in his latest, and most, j Ktf-r.■■■■ssfe! role -it’ binlr jobber, and the victim j ".a- .Mr K !i ii (.'.err'-, of Manly (,i suburb of : tv-div. >). whom c.idit bakn/'-e in a bank in I (’.enuan.v and a motor i»r were appropriated | tip an ; .10 out l-r. ;d; ■ tLu war. I Mr ti:-j;-ge. who jr-turned to Sydney the j mhi day. had been on a visit to Germany to 1 r. at iik- marriage of his daughter !to a (..Vrtria.i . ■;-. tie edged £BOO with i a, German bank, e .-.-rl itajis rise 'Sun'/ after I pun. Inn-lug. amoi c oiler, a tumor car } ;• v.-f 'thr-g ]-.-e-:.!ii he k-ft with bis j dr in; in ~r {■ r what ’ wti> in! end/.. 1 to bp, a j flying vi*.it to Lm.dor. They never returned. ! f,r pi the meantime >vr.r broke nut. Before ! iptire acuta.'!-,- bey mi between England ; Ui.d 1 b.reelnv Mr (iit'pee fried to draw bis I )■;mre-t, ic.ii t.!-« bank authorities in London i Mat :■: - KM’-or bad oulercd all the \ Hubs -ii o-rnmv to r-rnj fu flic Trcasurv | t.i r -J.-- hrdt.'.i- of nil Knplislt j .-.—o mi-. him woUw ear and ail Mire: I Gi o •.,-e'r v.el ii/.r iriscab were also appro* iinaod ■ i i'-'tim to--, ruin unit'd Mr George ■ r-it", i.y tlie wav, ; - at one to re: Mayor 1 ii-' t ;irr i ■'.!>und for ru/m: few months a : fip,;: rri|'ii r . i-rri-;, me ■ r iitr-,r.e, : , in this i py :: t id- ;g ■■■>• . “tVal. Ihe withdrawal of lire!': L-i.’d t-criously embarrassed the i ,prr . Ip (.iiiirt/iy banking is conducted : (iinid .i;!b Cii! iv rio-r hr re. Nearly all tint 1.-pd.-v arc proprietary envoi n S owned by fnmilir-. A ;uu mi thci.i by German doposiror:: -pi A iv-C. -:. •! iJiev tailed everywhere. In nci:;'-.;’;. .f em-,: the p.-r-privtor* com-m-it.-d i:■ i-: . ! .'■ < c f no fewer than -i r- iivo r. ;.-r:i.v the proprietor of td-i Lanfc in v.-hh-li my uiott.y Jowl bertj lodged." Mr Gr-L.r-.-e va» in London when the Belgian i-cfiur.'-i .< arriv'd vd:li ihetr laic? of frightful i.i-v-i ... ■■ p. n -■> .. i■. % ii.-. .'.vd;'. ev .’ bo • red. " ih ii ‘he slip would -. (:■ irnny ;> id. i V.'- id 1 -.i 1 - i-ri-' v’.itrt] the disfiicis in Brlg-unt ard i Ito It of France devasiiued bv tt/o wi-.i. He h.-s be-, nin Dttsacldrrf. ore of iijo grrat Ze-ppo-lin centres, and hi si i u ; unit- of ike loitrcwes ou the j -1 it■ ■- -■' i'l- v, r, • vi ; end before Christmas,” be said, emphatically. "I shali lc-11 you why. - The whole cf/rtmcrcla! organisation of Gertnniiy in m a t-ti/ndslili. I was conducted ever ,e-. .-•• ,1 t/icones, a.m', was astonished ■ at the gteat otttpuls, and the absence of 'urge bodies r.f employees. I was fold that -,' i the manufacturing work was done by pe-oide. til their homos. The workpeople caller) ml the fa-.-tory and look the raw mateII .■ 3 ave.iv in big bn-eke-Ui. in which they - V’v. ’(U returned the Ittiisbed articles. T veiled some of the homes and saw this work going on. I found whole families, fdtpej ot them including 10 and even 20 cl:i!firen. bard at. work. In Sase-’leiningen even little children worn blowing class tubes, and making all torts of fancy-shaped ornaments for the ifirtory. 7'hc itveruvc earnings of a whole fainiiy were about 3d or 4d « day, but food was very cheap. In another house, where, f.'.tn the lather and mother to tho tnddiing child all \yero wrapping date pencils ;u paptr, f learnt tlial. the payment for this work was Id <i thousand. The factory they v.-'-ro working for supplies the world with slate pencils. Just imagine what the plight of these workers will be with food at famine j,rices and no sale for their work! Tbat_ is ono ibitig that will bring Germany toppling down, 'nte other is that rite cannot carry on a winter campaign. Why. in Berlin in wimer tho snow often lies 6ffc deep in the roadways before it is shovelled away.”

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KAISER AS BANK ROBBER, Evening Star, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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KAISER AS BANK ROBBER Evening Star, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914