A REPLY TO “A BRITISH MOTHER.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —The lady who wrote to your columns last Alonday, 23rd mst., and stated her views *on the German citizens’ question and signed herself “British Mother," is, in my opinion. a British mother _ indeed, and deserves the commendation of every mother in New Zealand. There is indeed a- crave danger in allowing the German citizens to bo at largo amongst ns. Had the German warships (about which Air Massey spoke) gained onr shores some of ns would not have been here now “to thank God that there was an Australian Navy.” What German can be so unnatural, even if he be naturalised, as to wish the British arms success? There is an undercurrent going on. and, don t forget, under the cloak of German culture we are going to receive a terrible blow in Dunedin here if we don’t arouse ourselves. It is a fact that one German actually wrote to his church _ court demanding au apology from their minister because during the course of his sermon he denounced the Germans and the Kaiser. Do not forget, citizens of Dunedin, this is not the Boer W r ar we are engaged in. but a life-and-death struggle. According to the Press there has been an attempt to set fire ip the troopship Willochra. Now, let ns be up and doing what we can to defend our own little corner of the Empire. Mothers, remember, don’t spend a penny on German-made goods sold in Dunedin; also remember that the Kaiser is influencing his subjects even at the uttermost parts of the earth, and every penny spent on such goods goes home via Holland to Germany to purchase bullets and ammunition to help to speed into eternity our own gallant men. Let us do our part at home to protect them. The Germans are pouring money out like water to hold their positions. Beware, don’t be gulled any longer. Let some abler pen than mine take this matter up, and let us write to the Press such letters that will make the Government and the military authorities see that the entire population of New Zealand demand protection against these German vandals. Put this plauguc down.—l am, et-.. Look-out. November 23.
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A REPLY TO “A BRITISH MOTHER., Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914