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The Spectator at war: An apology to a chemist

‘An apology’, From The Spectator, 12 September 1914:

WE are informed that a story told in a letter from a correspondent signing herself “A Country District Visitor,” and published on August 22nd, 1914, has had an injurious effect upon Mr. C. H. Schuhmacher, Chemist, of Heswall, Cheshire. In contradiction of the statements quoted in that letter, we are now informed that Mr. Schuhmacher is a natural-born British subject of English parentage on his mother’s side, and that his only son, Mr. Cyril Schuhmacher, is serving this country with the Liverpool Scottish. We deeply regret that anything published in our columns should have given pain to the gentleman in question or done him an injury, as such was entirely absent from our intention in publishing the story, and was, we are convinced, also equally absent from the intention of “A Country District Visitor.” We are most willing to offer our sincere apology for having published anything in the Spectator which might look like a reflection upon him.—EDITOR of the Spectator.

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