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PATRIOTIC HIGHLANDERS.

TO THK EDITOH. Sir, —Several Scotsmen about town havo brought tho following clipping under my notice during the past week. I saw it in tho 'Northern Ensign' and the 'Daily Mail' a fortnight ago. 'tho response- of the Lewismen is remarkable end worthy of being chronicled, omd as the patriotic fervor of the 'Star' is just the thing at prosent, I send thie on to it as a contrast to tho apparent lack of patriotism in Otago's young *men. Shame on The ialBC New Zealandcr Who lingers in his home When Kitchener of KhaTtouin la marching for Berlin. —I am, etc., Goedon Macdosald. November 2. The 'Highland News' states thai one in ten of the inhabitants of the island of Lewis have joined the colots. The population oi Lewis is about 30,000, and chielly composed of tho crofter-fisherman class This means that this remote; Hobridean island has sent over 3,000 fighting men into the present titanic struggle in Europe. The branch of the service the Lewismet* havo hitherto preferred it* tho Naval Resolve, as that work fits in with the seagoing and home-loving propensities of these western islanders. This remarkable response to the call of duty is most creditable to the patriotic instincts of those brave and hardy islanders, and an object lesson to tho whole Empire.

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PATRIOTIC HIGHLANDERS., Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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PATRIOTIC HIGHLANDERS. Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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