13 FEBRUARY 1915, Page 15

!TO T. Eon . os or ms . .arscrsvol., Stit,—L notice in one

of our papers a piece copied from the Spectator saying that the Government of the United States was trying to favour Germany. I am a travelling man and go over various States of the United States, and want to say to you that the people of the United States outside of the Germans are as anxious to see the Allies win as the British. You have no idea how strong the sentiment in the United States is against Germany. No matter how you may interpret the sentiment of our Government on the war, the people of this country are bitterly inflamed against Germany. I have never yet heard any one other than a German favour

Germany. If yen people knew how much sentiment there is in this country for the Allies, you would never suspicion this country as favouring Germany. The people of this country arc in a mass for the Allies. We want to see Germany on her knees. And we are hoping the Allies will win. Tell your people that the United States is for the Allies. The man who would take the side of Germany and publicly announce it would be hooted and derided. The people are for the Allies, and attempts by our Government to favour Germany would be protested against by the people.-1 am, Hotel Vey, Emporia, Kansas, January 2Znel.

[We greatly regret that owing to reasons of space we are only able to give a small selection from the large number of able and striking letters called forth by our article, " A Great Danger." In accordance with our practice, we bare accorded a larger space to our critics than to our through- and-through supporters over the water. We must, however, take the opportunity to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the writers of the many kind and sympathetic letters we have received from American readers. They show in many cases an extraordinarily clear understanding of the position we desired to take np--a position not of hostility, but of waiving. Our object was, if possible, to prevent what would be the extreme calamity of serious friction between the two branches of our race. Happily very few of our severest critics show anything approaching a vindictive spirit. They reprove us. as of course they have a perfect right to do, if they think reproof required, but at any rate they do not represent us as hostile to America or its people because we condemn the policy, or want of policy, of the Washington Executive. On the whole, our American postbag makes us feel that our warning article has been fully justified by the result. Americans are not the kind of people who forget the tics of old and well-tried friend- ship because of honest differences, or beeanae of a chance word too hot, it may be, from the furnace. They know and respect the Spectator's record in regard to America, even if they cannot agree with it at the moment. —En. Spectator.]