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GERMAN RESIDENTS.

TO THE J2DITOB. Sir, —Great Britain' and her dependencies have opened to many Germans wide avenues for entering into business and making money. Naturalised and not naturalised, they have mot British subjects on a perfectly equal footing, although they were displacing tho British article with the cheaper " made in Germany" product. Thus, scattered throughout the British Dominions the Kaiser had many well-to-do subjects, living in greater freedom than he could offer them, and it was with this knowledge that he plunged into the bloodiest war the world has ever seen, and adopted methods that are so treacherous and barbarous that thev are only equalled by the Red Indian risings of the old days. The Kaiser has made Iving a fine art, and gloried in doing so, and his spies are everywhere. Great Britain is honeycombed by spies, and her Quixotic treatment of the Germans in her midst has been widely abused. In the Dominion we have not so many Gormans resident in our midst, but still we have a fair sprinkling, and it is only natural that we should be concerned as to their true attitude. Our anxiety is not lessened by the knowledge that'some of them openly express their sjmpathv with Germany. It may bo natural, but it is certainly indiscreet. I have no hesitation in saying that if a German, whether naturalised or not, is heard speaking disloyally of the Flag that shelters him, there is no room for him in the Dominion ; and there is this further point: that his indiscreet utterances tend to put the rest of his countrymen under suspicion. Tho feeling towards tho Germans is bound to become accentuated as time rolls on, and jooncr or later some steps will have to bo taken to isolate the noisy, talkative section who would deem it an honor to betray us to the enemy. The Kaiser has degraded his subjects until it becomes a reproach to be called a German, and we have only to consider the hideous atrocities he would countenance could he secure a footing on British soil in order to justify our hatred for him and his. In conclusion. I would like to shy that the dangerous element in this Dominion is largely in the minority, and that thero aro many" loyal Germans whom wo need not distrust. —I am, etc., Mak' Sic Siccah. November 27.

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GERMAN RESIDENTS., Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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GERMAN RESIDENTS. Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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