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"SPIES!-SEIES!fEVERYWHERE,,rCRY BRITISIi, '
IN PAIHIC-AFTER tEUTON RAID ON COAST '
f BY MARY BOYLEO'REILLY
London, England, Dec. 22.-The
German civilians in England have
been the first and Vdrst sufferers
from the great Teuton raid on the
east coast t K
With renewed vigor 'they v are now
being hunted, trapped, arrested,
thrown into jail, herded in concentra
tion camps. All'Germans in the cities
of Sunderland and Shields, for in
stance, are -reported' here today to
have been arrested. ;
Following" theshelling of Scarbor
ough, Whitby, and' H&rtlepool, con
sternation, amo.unting'-.to panic, has
embittered tbis-big "spydmnt," which.
has become more like a "rabbit drive"
in its ruthless rounding-up of thou-
sands of harmless and helpless Ger
mans, many of them naturalized citi
zens of 'England.
But the facts are known that the
German cruisers must have been aid
ed by spies. They found the ranges
of lighthouses, barracks, wireless sta
tions, railway depots with a startling
rapidity and terrific effect, doing an
almost incredible amount of damage
in 'a -very brief time. Moreover, the
fact-that they closed in nearer tovthe
coast than any English warship ever
had come shows that they were per
fectly familiar in every detail with the, Jj
coast'ancf lay of the land.