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BRITISH FIRMS TRADING WITH ENEMY

LEAD AXD WOOL WANTED. Our of tho most momentous problems of Hie war is tho pi event ion of Oertnnns rereiving contraband goons through tho neutral countries. Dunns September the ‘Daily Despatch’ published from day to (Uy articles in regard to the methods adopted by agents m England for Herman firms for securing the export through neutral countries of goods from the British market. Tho Board of Trade were taking stringent precautions to slop, wherever possible, the export of goods for Germany (hrbugh neutral countries. The ‘ Statist,’ the leading finsuicial weekly paper, made a startling tuuio ttncemenl, which seems to support the articles in the 1 Daily Despatch.’ Jn its issue of September 26 it deliberately said that a trading concern ’in England had been offered an order for 1,000 tons of lead at. its’own price, to be delivered without delay in Holland. Of course the company knew that this whs intended for Germany, and, being patriotic, declined to enter into the transaction. The ’■Statist,' however, surmised that other firms would not bo so'patriotic, and it called upon the Government fo do everything possible to prevent the introduction of British petrol, copper, and zinc to Germany from neutral countries. The ‘Statist’ also said that Germany was m great lack of wool, but there .was a schema hatched in Germany to buy wool from London to thu order of neutral countries such as Holland, Norway, Sweden, aird Denmark. Germany hoped iu this way to Moure iho import oi

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BRITISH FIRMS TRADING WITH ENEMY, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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BRITISH FIRMS TRADING WITH ENEMY Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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