THE UNITED STATES.
ATTITUDE TO THE AVAR. OL’TTKR I’ll ESS BOUGHT TO INFLAME ANGLOPHOBIA. AUTHORITIES SUPINE. WASHINGTON, November 26. While the American official attitude is strictly neutral, the feeling throughout the country is deeply divided. Irish irreconcilables join with the Germans to denounce the Allies. While the Government occasionally warn the Irish-American and Gorman-Anierican publications to suppress extreme views, no action has been taken to suppress any tierman newspapers; therefore they flourish by hundreds in the cities, spreading broadcast bulletins claimed to have been received through the Saville wireless station direct from Berlin, announcing German victories. A sample bulletin states that when the British attempted to bombard Zeebrugge German submarines issued forth, and the British vessels fled to England promptly; and also states that allegations oi breaches of neutrality by Switzerland and Sweden against England are continuously made. It is generally suspected that wireless stations are being maintained along the Pacific coast by German sympathisers without hindrance bv the authorities, while numbers of shins are coaling frequently in the smaller harbors and leaving ! apparently for South American neutral ports, hut in reality intended for German warships. Several cases of tho kind have been stopped, but it is believed that many escape owing to the dilutoriness of tho authorities. .The Press generally, and particularly in the eastern cities, favor tho Allies, but tho yellow newspapers have apparently been bought outright by German money. Educated opinion everywhere condemns the attack on Belgium. Financial cirlces arc irritated against Britain because the closing of the Stock Exchange has resulted in the suspension of Wall Street trading, bub there is a general trade movement, and America has begun to reap the full advantage of tho trade dislocation in Europe. LEATHER INDUSTRY. LONDON. November 27. The tanneries are in a serious position owing to the difficulty of obtaining tanning extracts from Italy and Franco. 'The 'Financial News’ suggests that South Africa and Australia should fill the gap. It is hoped that British tanners will regularly use wattle bark. Tho bulk of their orders have hitherto gone to Germany.
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THE UNITED STATES., Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914