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Correspondence  > 1895

Correspondence: 1895
 

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000000212

07.01.1895

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'Natal Mercury' comments on Gandhi's 'Open letter. If it says, the Indian is despised it is his own fault. Let him adopt European Civilisation and he will see himself better treated ."G. is as impartial as anyone could expect him to be and writes with marked moderation etc.
000000213

07.01.1895

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Editorial notes on the Open Letter Mr. Gandhi "Has Over proved his case. The Indian is not a down-trodden being. Rammy Sammy has a very good notion of where he is comfortable".
000000214

10.01.1895

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The report describes the annual sports Gathering in the tea-estate of Mr. Hindson .Most cordial feelings prevailed between the employer and the coolies." After this it is to be hoped Mr. Hindson will be accepted as a proper Gandhist."
000000215

11.01.1895

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Every paper comments adversely the 'Open Letter'. Even "The Englishman" of India, supports us. If Lord Ripon rejects the Bill, it Will be sent back to him probably in a more stringent form.
000000216

11.01.1895

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One of the ablest and most well-written comments on "The Open Letter" by a correspondent in the 'Critic'. The evil is not from without but within-the Hindu caste 'system'. As the immigrants belong to the lowest castes, do what they will, they cannot raise them selves etc.
000000217

12.01.1895

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These beggars are ruining the Colony by underselling the white farmer. Native labour can and should replace the coolie.
000000218

14.01.1895

00927 POST MASTER GENERAL 00047 DADA ABDOOLA & CO.

1

The question is still under consideration of the Government.
000000219

15.01.1895

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Mr. Ruffe is allowed great Latitude. He indulged Billigsgate', but was not even punished. An instance of the persecution of Mr. Gandhi's country men||
000000220

16.01.1895

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Most probably the Imperial Government will veto this first attempt - to placate those who denounce it as retrograde.
000000221

17.01.1895

00250 JUSTICE 12195 NATAL ADVERTISER, Editor

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The Government should stop this nuisance, or there will be murders by these drunkards.
000000222

18.01.1895

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Suggestions of the paper as to what Natal Government do in the event of the Imperial veto. The paper suspects that the Imperial Government has vetoed the Bill and that the Natal Government knows but suppresses the news in the hope that the Home Government will suggest only reconsideration.
000000224

19.01.1895

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Inconsistent arguments are propped up by the whites to justify the ill-treatment "The Indian must go but without his earnings. The Native must work, but not as a mechanic Is this fair?.
000000223

19.01.1895

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He should take warning from what happened to the aGitator in Mauritius-and how costly it proved to be. 'Curing of fancied grievances' will not help his cause.
000000225

22.01.1895

12235 DRUMMOND, G. W. 12199 NATAL MERCURY, Editor

1

This is an appeal by the writer to treat Indians better and to sympathise with him. The writer also deals with the virtues and vices of Indians and natives.
000000227

23.01.1895

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Mr. G. may argue as well as he can about the superiority or the purity of his race. But Natal will not take the risk of ceasing to be a white man's country.
000000226

23.01.1895

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19 Indians in all were charged for being in the borough before day-light without passes. The case was adjourned.
000000228

24.01.1895

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A correspondent puts counter questions to G.(1) If the Indians is ill-treated why does he not return to Indian after 5 Years ?etc.
000000229

24.01.1895

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Hatred of the Indian (as such) does not exist. But it does exist for the higher class of the Indians that puts superior airs, spreads sedition and is a coward in war-times.
000000230

24.01.1895

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After detailing the various disabilities of the Indians in the different states, the writer says that an Indian has appeared in the person of Mr. M. K. Gandhi, and then comments on the Open Letter adversely.
000023872

25.01.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

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Inquires if the report that the bill has been disallowed by the Home Government is correct. Thanks all those who helped.
000000233

27.01.1895

12189 GOVERNOR-GENERAL, Secretary to 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

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The Governor acknowledges receipt of your pamphlet.
000000231

27.01.1895

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

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Thanks for your cheque of pound 1-10 shs. in settlement of our account.
000003572

28.01.1895

12567 RAHIM AHMAD & 9 OTHERS 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

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Though he stood aside to give way to the European Couple, the male assaulted one of us. We have lodged a complaint but Natal Indian Congress also should move in the matter.
000000232

28.01.1895

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An indentured labourer Lost his eyes while working for his master. Being of no use he was discharged without compensation. He, therefore took to begging The magistrate discharged him and suggested an inquiry in to his case.
000000234

29.01.1895

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19 Indians charged with being in the borough before day-light ,were released by the Magistrate.
000000236

29.01.1895

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The Sanitary Committee recommends a Location for the convenience of the Indians and in the interest of public health.
000000235

29.01.1895

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Comments of Natal Mercury on the Protector of Immigration's report which pays "the glowing but somewhat misplaced tribute" to the coolies.
000000237

31.01.1895

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Mr. Dillan's judgement makes the 9 O'clock bill "simply a modification of the Vagrancy Act. It will mean increased trouble to the police.
000000239

01.02.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12195 NATAL ADVERTISER, Editor

1

"Information about the Esoteric Christian Union and London Vegetarian Society books. etc. It also contains some condemnation of the present civilization.
000000238

01.02.1895

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Advertisement for sale of books (re: Esoteric Christianity) by Gandhiji.
000000241

02.02.1895

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Report of lectures denouncing the policy of Rhodes and of penetration. By unfair means, of the British.
000000240

02.02.1895

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As many coolies as possible should be induced even compelled to live in Locations because of their unsanitary habits. Fruit producer and dealer should be prohibited form sleeping in his store-room
000000242

04.02.1895

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Agenda of the Mayoral Congress which includes segregation of Indians and restriction of immigration.
000000243

05.02.1895

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Some Asiatics were given notice to quit Krugersdorp, as it was found that they were trading under the style of E. Harvey.
000000245

06.02.1895

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The native is fast Losing respect for the white because the latter is Losing self respect. Mothers allow their daughters to be too free with the Blacks. All this is due to our improper education system whose faults the writer dilates upon.
000000244

06.02.1895

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The paper wonders why Lord Ripon's reply which "was on water" has not yet been published.
000000246

07.02.1895

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The Principal Under Secretary wires that the Natal Government has been telegraphically informed that the Bill is receiving "Serious consideration" by the Imperial Government.
000000247

08.02.1895

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We are glad Lord Ripon does not treat this matter Lightly. Natal's mind is made up in this matter Soon or late the Bill shall pass.
000000248

09.02.1895

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So long as the matter remains in suspense, there is hope for the Colony.
000000250

14.02.1895

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A White man saw a coolie strike his child; so he protested and a quarrel ensued injuring both.
000000249

14.02.1895

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Greyville tram-stables have been occupied by Corporation Coolie Servants. "The people have paid quite enough for the land without having this nuisance thrust upon them"-and so on in the same strain.
000000251

15.02.1895

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It was resolved not to deal with the Provisional Treaty but to act upon Government's letter of 28-6-1894' and to act upon the understanding that whites and coloured persons shall not enjoy equal rights.
000000253

16.02.1895

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The Committee of the Mayoral Congress at Cape Town reported that the time had come for regulation and prohibition of importation of Asiatics. The report was adopted
000000252

16.02.1895

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An editorial note, sympathising with Transvaal for its reluctance to grant equal status to Indians in "the most favoured nation treaty" Clause.
000000256

16.02.1895

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The Bulawayo Chamber of Commerce and the Salisbury Chamber have advised Government to keep out bunyan traders.
000000254

18.02.1895

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A report of an Indians Christian's marriage and addresses to the bridegroom.
000000257

19.02.1895

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The Government has very successfully dealt with the whole problem. There are good grounds to hope that the Government will stand firm both on the Franchise and the repatriation questions.
000000255

19.02.1895

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The Premier proposes Compulsory repatriation but we doubt if it can be done in view of Imperial Government's opposition. his reticence on the Franchise Bill is ominous.
000000258

19.02.1895

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The Indian rapidly buys the white man with the property of the latter skilfully stolen from him. He is not Law-abiding as was shown in the recent instance when he assaulted the police
000000259

20.02.1895

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An Arab (Indian Trader) was compelled by the court to take off his boots as a mark of respect to the court.
000000261

21.02.1895

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Umgeni Road is rapidly becoming a coolie-village, and Europeans are rapidly shifting else where the coolies being very undesirable neighbours. Then follows a description of the Greyville Tram stables where some coolies where Located.
000000260

21.02.1895

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Two appeals against conviction for theft dismissed in both which Indians were the accused
000003573

22.02.1895

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He was hand cuffed and whipped in to keeping pace with running horse of the white constables He often fell down and bruised himself.
000000263

22.02.1895

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A United front of the Cape, Natal and the Republics should be presented against the Imperial government Veto. Mere repeated passage of the Bill is ineffectual.
000000262

22.02.1895

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A reporter described in detail and with an unmitigated disgust the unsanitary habits of Indian fruit sellers.
000003574

25.02.1895

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We were handcuffed and made to run with the horse and beaten when we failed to keep pace with the horse or fell down. I still bear marks of injury. We were both discharged.
000003575

25.02.1895

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Corroboration of the above two "I have often seen Indians and Natives handcuffed and made to run with the horse"
000000264

25.02.1895

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Government's reticence is ominous Will Government dare to take the bold steps it promised during the election in the event of the Imperial Veto; We. doubt.
000000265

27.02.1895

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It is good that such an influential body as the Mayoral Congress of Cape Town recommended prohibition of immigration. The Indian Question will soon be an all South African Problem.
000000266

28.02.1895

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Entire stoppage of immigration is not only opposed to the Imperial Policy, but also harmful to the Local interests of Natal itself. The remedy is an attempt at Europeanisation of the Coolie. An interesting and a level headed article.
000000424

02.03.1895

12275 AFRICAN BOATING CO. 12276 MOHMAD HAJI DADA, Haji

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This is a letter wishing bon voyage and happy return to Natal. It also testifies to the qualities of head and heart of H.Mahmad H.Dada,who was subjected to indignities.
000000267

02.03.1895

12237 WARD, Frank 12195 NATAL ADVERTISER, Editor

1

Some Indians who are refused licences are defying the Law by keeping open their "eating houses for kaffirs "all night,
000000268

07.03.1895

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A Natal tea planter asserts in this interview that the coolie is far more efficient then the native." The Coolie was the making of natal."
000003576

14.03.1895

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Printed signed from of `indenture', of Abdul Karim. "I agree to emigrate on conditions specified on the reverse.
000000421

14.03.1895

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A large number of European signatories including merchant companies, testify to the cleanliness of business premises and houses, of Indians merchants most of whom come from Bombay and to the grave error in calling them "coolies"
000000420

14.03.1895

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The better class of Indians are as clean in their habits and domestic life as white people of the same standing.
000000269

14.03.1895

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We certify that they are clean and they are rebuked falsely Really they are as good as higher class British people.
000000422

14.03.1895

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They are peaceful and Law abiding and therefore desirable. Their withdrawal will be a calamity to us. Specially those who live far away from business centre:
000000271

15.03.1895

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The correspondent strongly protested against allowing coolies and natives to rode on the cars which are used by Europeans
000000270

15.03.1895

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The paper takes the Government severely to task for not taking the public into confidence re: the fate of the bill
000000272

20.03.1895

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The British Colonies are bound by rules as "to British Subjects", but the republics are free and they are determined to the Indians from their territories.
000000273

20.03.1895

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The number of cases of alleged rape is phenomenal. The Complainants, mostly commit perjury.
000000280

22.03.1895

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Mr. Tatham applied in the Supreme Court for confirmation of Mr. Gandhiji's plan of distribution of a Muslim's estate, but it was opposed as G.was a Hindu: and so could not know Mohomedan Law!!
000000276

23.03.1895

00070 OBSERVER 12195 NATAL ADVERTISER, Editor

1

The Correspondent appeals for a more humane treatment of the coolie, who were Located in most unsanitary shanties.
000000274

23.03.1895

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An Indian was refused trading licence in East Griqualand in the Cape. One or two who already have Licences in that part of the Cape are also to be driven out.
000000275

23.03.1895

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Gandhiji was asked to suggest a plan of distribution of the estate of a deceased Indian who was a Mohammedan .He did so, but objection was raised later on, that G.was a Hindu, while the deceased was a Muslim and so G. could not know Muslim Customs !
000000277

24.03.1895

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Report of the proceedings of the meeting of the Stanger (?) branch of the Natal Indian Congress, detailing instances of oppression of Indian traders and coolies by the whites.
000000278

27.03.1895

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1

The "Brewers' Journal" gives 40 examples of teetotal (teetotal) drink which contain a good quantity of alcohol.
000000281

28.03.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12238 NATAL WITNESS, Editor

2

A Vigorous defence by Gandhiji of his view-point re: Muslim Law of inheritance namely the relative have an exclusive claim upon the estate The judgement would entail great hardship upon Muslims.
000000279

28.03.1895

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It is to be hoped that the coolie bids in the coming auction-sale of property will not be taken notice of. Sammy's company is very unpleasant.
000000283

29.03.1895

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If the franchise Bill be vetoed, it will be passed again and again till it gets the sanction.
000000282

29.03.1895

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(1) He had always opposed 10,000 pound vote. (2) The Franchise Bill was good but Home Government's opposition could have been avoided by raising the franchise qualification for Indians only.
000000284

30.03.1895

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Whether Indians as British subject have the same status as the whites will be decided by the arbitration of the Chief Justice of the Free State.
000000285

01.04.1895

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An article full of vituperation and abuse for the Asiatic traders. "an unclean, dishonest and cut-throat set of rascals." etc.
000000286

08.04.1895

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The paper gives the whole history in brief of the attempts of Transvaal Government to confine Indians to Locations. The award is a great victory for the Trans-Government and is a Land mark in the South Africa Struggle.
000000287

09.04.1895

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1

The writer wants Indians as indentured Labour they should be repatriated after the indenture period He therefore supports the Bill but fears that the measure might be vetoed by Home Government and if they do not veto, the Indian Government might stop immigration to Natal which he feels will affect them adversely.
000000289

10.04.1895

12239 JUNIUS 12199 NATAL MERCURY, Editor

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The writer roundly condemns the attitude of the judge in asserting that G.was ignorant of Muslim Law. But the editor says the judge had acquired special knowledge of that Law.
000000288

10.04.1895

12239 JUNIUS 12199 NATAL MERCURY, Editor

1

Mr. Gandhi's protégé is getting it not all round. He (The Indian) is charged of dispossessing his white rival by unfair means. The writer pooh-poohs the argument of the whites in this matter.
000000290

10.04.1895

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A Free State riot between whites and natives on disagreement as to the terms of employment. Rev. H. says "the attack on the native was the most disgraceful and brutal affair."
000000291

11.04.1895

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In as much as it does not compel repatriation but only imposes a fine on freed coolies, the bill is ineffective.
000000292

11.04.1895

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It is practically a victory for Transvaal. The Home Governments seems to have been a willing partner and they can now say to the Indian Government that by leaving everything to the courts they have done their best.
000000293

12.04.1895

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The Bill will help us but very slightly towards the solution of the Indian Problem. The tax on 'free' Indians must be prohibitive and must extend to his children also. The Government should take the trader as well as the labourer in hand.
000000295

13.04.1895

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An instance of a respectable Indian being arrested and harassed under the pass Laws. The Writer says some remedy should be found.
000000296

17.04.1895

12240 DOUGLAS, W. M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

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You make out a strong case and I sympathise. The present conduct is certainty. Un-Christian.
000000298

19.04.1895

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The writer shows why "Christianity is a failure among the kaffirs". He says the new apostles are anything but Christ's followers and then roundly condemns missionaries and modern civilization.
000000297

19.04.1895

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The Daily Telegraph has discovered "Somewhat too late in the day" that Gandhiji has addressed letters and representation on behalf of Indians.
000000294

20.04.1895

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2

The writer is alarmed at the phenomenal growth of cotton mills in India. Quoting figures he feels that they will outs the European not only from the Indian but ultimately from the African market also.
000000299

24.04.1895

12243 PILLAY, A.S.DOROSAMY 12244 STANDARD & DIGGERS NEWS, Editor

2

"I have been hated here by all, without cause," and then follows an account of an incident in which he was insulted Conveys personal news.
000003577

24.04.1895

12568 ROOTH & WESSELS 00243 TYAB, Haji Khan Mohammad & CO.

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We send you herewith two memorials signed by Heynaann Gordon & Co., and others and certificate signed by Dr. Spink.
000000423

24.04.1895

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Sworn testimony of Haji Mahomed Haji Dada, of a very respectable family that name,re: the annoyance harassment and insults heaped upon him on account of the pass system
000000300

25.04.1895

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My Government asked for a conference of representatives of all the colonies of S. Africa to take concerted action re: the Indian Problem. Indian Immigration Bill will also be submitted.
000000301

26.04.1895

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The article continues the diatribes against the luxurious missionary and asserts that Muslims succeed because they are simpler and more fraternal The Christian fails because he is not such. It also eulogises the Tolstoyan Principle of non possession.
000000419

27.04.1895

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Another distinguished doctor certifies to the sanitary and hygienic condition of the residences of Indians.
000000303

27.04.1895

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Three artillery men were convicted to 3 month's r. I. and 15 lashes each for "this cowardly attack"
000000304

27.04.1895

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raising the educational qualifications can bar effectively most Indians from voting. It will remove the objection against the present bill which is based on colour prejudice.
000000306

27.04.1895

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Duplicate of SN304
000000305

27.04.1895

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A baker T.I. Benny was fined 3 pounds for keeping a filthy bake house (evidently he was a white).
000000302

27.04.1895

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The report shows how all sense of fair play or justice are thrown to the winds when it is a matter between the white and the Black. The poor Black was lynched give some details.
000000418

27.04.1895

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H.Prior veale,a distinguished medical practitioner of Pretoria certifies that during his extensive practice among Indians, he has found them of clean habits.
000000307

29.04.1895

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It was decided not to send representative to the conference of all colonies as proposed by Natal on coolie problem
000000308

30.04.1895

12243 PILLAY, A.S.DOROSAMY 12244 STANDARD & DIGGERS NEWS, Editor

2

The fact that the Indian question has been submitted for arbitration to a prejudiced Dutchman lends colour to the suspicion of an intrigue between Transvaal and British Government
000000310

02.05.1895

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The General Manager of Cape Railways recommends reduction in fair for long distance travel which will result in economic gain. We recommend reduction in number of classes also to reduce weight of trains.
000000313

02.05.1895

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Fell's speech : He welcomed the abolition. He wished to see one court and one Law for the white and the black.
000000312

02.05.1895

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The Free state's refusal to meet Natal in Conference was due not to inter-colonial jealousy, but to self-satisfaction born of the De Villier's award which ditched the issue for them.
000000311

02.05.1895

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"There was, he held one law for the white and for the Black." The abolition of the Native High Court was, therefore good.
000000309

02.05.1895

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Details re: different classes and arrangement on Natal Railway lines including separate compartments for "Banyans"
000000314

03.05.1895

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A coolie Hotel waiter charged his white master with assault, and beating He produced a hand-kerchief saturated with blood. But this evident was considered exaggerated.
000000315

03.05.1895

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The article futher details upon the numerous un-Christian practices and beliefs of the missionary who is often the vanguard of the Imperialist armies.
000000316

04.05.1895

12245 HASSIM SUMAR,STANDERTON F.A.R 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

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Two sheets full of signatures are sent along with.
000003578

04.05.1895

12569 SOUPEN J.C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Kindly supply me with a fresh amount of train fare as the last allowance has been exhausted.
000000317

05.05.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12246 MOHAMAD KASSIM KAMROODIN

1

Received Indian Signatures. Get Dutch Signatures and send them to Pretoria. I have wired there: Every Indian must exert to avoid repentances.
000000434

07.05.1895

00187 INDIANS OF NATAL 12282 MEMBERS & SPEAKER LEG. ASSEMBL

2

The proposal of the re-indenture or in default 3 pound tax is unjust, uncalled for and against British Principles. We pray redress.
000000319

07.05.1895

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A farmer was fined pound 75 or 6 months for inflicting 'barbarous' treatment on a boy of 14. The farmer pleaded guilty but said he was entitled to do so as a master. Gruesome details are given here:
000000322

08.05.1895

00927 POST MASTER GENERAL 00047 DADA ABDOOLA & CO.

1

Re-arrangement of the counter-space and separate accommodations for Asiatics will be provided this year.
000000323

08.05.1895

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The paper opines that the first bill delegating power to an independent body is good but the second bill is not satisfactory as breach of contract by the coolie to return to India at the end of the period is not to be a criminal offence. Thus the Indian coolie problem remains unsolved.
000000320

08.05.1895

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2

Report of the debate in the Assembly. The bill passed the second reading. It makes the Board independent of Government.
000000321

08.05.1895

12196 M.L.A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I have succeeded in getting time for consideration of the petition by the Committee of the House. I should say, however, that I cannot sympathise with the contentions of the petition
000000318

08.05.1895

12246 MOHAMAD KASSIM KAMROODIN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sorry. No Dutchman is willing to sign.
000003579

08.05.1895

12436 COMROODIN & CO. & OTHER INDIAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We have not much money. We have not been able to secure signatures. But we will do our best. Two Doctors' certificates enclosed. Gor your wire:
000000325

09.05.1895

12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS 12248 PRESIDENT & M.L.A.

1

Indian petition against the Bill setting forth arguments to Shaw that the bill is "unjust uncalled for and against British principles."
000000324

09.05.1895

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1

J.P.s or town-jurors should not sit with magistrates to try native cases. They are most prejudiced against the natives.
000000329

09.05.1895

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1

No coloured employer to be eligible for a seat on the Board. This is the report of the Committee stage of the Bill.
000000326

09.05.1895

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1

Municipalities were granted power to point out Locations, issue passes to Indian and fix hours for their moving about.
000000327

09.05.1895

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1

Debate shows that the house is favourably inclined towards the Bill.
000000328

09.05.1895

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2

A report of the debate on the Bill. The debate shows that every one agreed with the principles of the Bill.
000000331

10.05.1895

12249 PLOUGHMAN, John, An admirer of 12250 SPURGEON (Rev. Mr.)

2

The letter shows up the "emptiness of religious life in Maritzburg" and the solidity of our love for lucre:
000000332

10.05.1895

12251 STEWARD, G. 12252 INKANYISO, Editor

2

The writer of the article has overproved his case when he roundly condemns Christian missionaries The Editor's note:" We admit the attack is unduly severe".
000000330

10.05.1895

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1

Severe adverse comments specially on the first Bill, as being ineffective and Likely to be opposed by the British Government as a piece of class legislation.
000000333

11.05.1895

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1

Comments in support of both the Bills." There is nothing (in the Immigration Bill) to which unbiased judgement can object".
000000334

14.05.1895

00232 HABIB, Haji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Informs that 491 signatures of the Dutch and 1340 of the Europeans have been received on the petition and that it is arranged to pay to the person who presents the petition to the parliament pound 250 if it is successful, Otherwise 3 pounds.
000003580

15.05.1895

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We have got 1300 European and 235 Dutch signatures and sent them to Pretoria. Sorry we cannot send you pound 50. But we are sending you pound 10.
000000335

15.05.1895

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2

Proceedings of the Committee stage. Resolved that a 3 pound. tax be imposed on freed Indians and " recovered by summery process.
000000336

16.05.1895

12253 MUNSHI A. DAWOOD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"If I am already included in the printed list of members, I shall pay, Otherwise I will not."
000000337

16.05.1895

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2

Criticism of the Bills. It is unjust to impose 3 pound tax on Indians only and not on other non European immigrants As non-Europeans also are vitally affected they should have some representation on the Trust Board.
000000339

17.05.1895

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2

The solution of the native problem his in the way Jesus pointed out-namely to treat the native as a brother, The mission must therefore first truly convert themselves.
000000338

17.05.1895

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1

Cope town and Port-Elizabeth have started a move to confine Asiatics to Locations. An interpellation is to be put inquiring if Government will propose to stoppage of immigration.
000000340

18.05.1895

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1

The Transvaal aught to subdue magats. The white race means to rule. Some "injustice "may be wrong but, some blood spilled but thorough subjugation of Africa will do great good to the natives themselves.
000000343

20.05.1895

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2

A very unusual instance of discharge, though the assault was proved "The Railway company had treated Coolies as badly as a pharaoh who ordered Jews to make bricks without straw"
000000342

20.05.1895

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1

The Imperial Government opposes class legislation. But we propose to take united action after the Conference of all colonies which Natal has proposed.
000003581

20.05.1895

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your wire - we send 675 (Indians) sign, more European and Dutch sign. 50 each sent to Pretoria.
000000346

21.05.1895

00927 POST MASTER GENERAL 00047 DADA ABDOOLA & CO.

1

Separate accommodation at the Durban Post Office counter has been arranged for "the general convenience of the public"
000000347

21.05.1895

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2

Debate on the East London Municipal Bill empowering the Municipality to issue passes, reserve Locations etc. Hofmeyr Act exempted some natives.
000000345

21.05.1895

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1

The paper ridicules the contentions of the Indian petition against the Bill and says that its (Petitions) arguments lacks common sense.
000000349

22.05.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12195 NATAL ADVERTISER, Editor

2

Gandhiji writes that the report (and many such reports) in the paper was very greatly exaggerated and misstated and "always to the disadvantage of Indians". The editor remarks that it was not intentionally so exaggerated.
000000348

22.05.1895

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2

It was resolved at Stanger that only employers could give passes to their coolies for buying liquor.
000000351

25.05.1895

12254 RESIDENTS & INDIANS OF VRYBURG 12255 BECHUANALAND STA, Administrator

2

Welcome addresses to the administrator of Bechuanaland were presented by the town of Vryburg and the Indians of the place. Both were suitably replied to.
000003582

25.05.1895

12570 CAMROODIN, M.C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Government has now approved regulations, but we have advised hawkers Notice to mind the verbal note to remove.
000000350

25.05.1895

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1

Strong support to the Bill and Mr. Escombe's speech on it. If coloured people are allowed the privilege of franchise. they will rule Natal in future:
000003583

27.05.1895

12570 CAMROODIN, M.C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Verbatim quotation of Government Resolution re-locations. Received your wire but we do not propose to move. We will take the case to the High Court.
000000352

28.05.1895

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1

In pursuance of the award of the Free State Judge, instructions had been given to confine Indians to Locations.
000000344

28.05.1895

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1

The Government should take the public in to confidence, re: The Franchise Bill. The Immigration Bill is unworkable as forced repatriation is not possible.
000000353

29.05.1895

00232 HABIB, Haji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Johannesburg hawkers-but not shop-keepers-have been given notice orally to remove to Locations. We have sent a legal notice inquiring by what authority and under what law, are the oral notices given.
000000354

30.05.1895

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1

Mr. Tatham suggested that the Government should try to employ Europeans as interpreters instead of imported Indians !
000000356

31.05.1895

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2

The root-cause of Native immorality is the slackness of character of white women (see 163 & 245) which the writer quotes. Not stringent punishment but real Love is the remedy.
000000355

31.05.1895

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1

An Arab' butcher was fined pound 2 for sleeping in his store-room where he kept meat for sale.
000000357

01.06.1895

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1

After giving brief history of the Laws on the subject all of which insisted on keeping accounts in English-the Government replied that at present they had no intention to amend the Law.
000000358

01.06.1895

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1

The case of the butcher is not an isolated one. Indians are as a rule filthy. Fruit-vendors also should be punished.
000003584

02.06.1895

12570 CAMROODIN, M.C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please Draft a petition to High Court at cape Town if you deem it necessary to acquaint him "with our unfortunate position."
000000359

03.06.1895

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1

"A respectable middle-aged" European was fined 1 pound for assaulting a railway coolie. white foremen also should not take the law into their own hands as was done by the Eacavsed's son.
000003625

06.06.1895

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1

Voucher: Expense- details of presentation of an address to Gandhiji presumably on his departure for India. pound 5-10-0.
000000360

07.06.1895

00351 INDIAN, An 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

The writer shows how oppressive the 3 pound tax is going to be on the poor coolie. He says the Imperial Government will not ratify such a measure as it is as unjust as the Franchise Bill
000000361

07.06.1895

12256 DUTY 12252 INKANYISO, Editor

1

The correspondent says that the writer of the critics must be thanked for his out spokenness and Love.
000000362

07.06.1895

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2

The writer of the articles is bent upon vilifying the white women specially. Let those who want to "level up" the natives think what its effect will be, from this vituperation.
000003585

11.06.1895

12571 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

We have followed your advice in full and handed over the petitions (to Lord Ripon and Viceroy) to the High Command, at Pretoria. We have wired regarding verbal notice to Lord Ripon urging postponement and copy to wedderburn William.
000000363

12.06.1895

12257 'SONNY' 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

The Police Superintendent was unnecessarily colour-prejudiced when he charged some Indians playing tom-toms with causing annoyance to Church-goers A plea for justice.
000000364

13.06.1895

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1

To the query whether Government intended frequent transfers of Indians interpreters to prevent their undue influence Government replied that they would try to promote efficiency.
000003586

13.06.1895

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We have received your letter regarding Railway Indians. Sentenced to jail for leaving work on the Mohrum.
000000365

14.06.1895

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1

The Times of Natal has done us injustice by taking extracts out of their context and emphasising minor points.
000000367

17.06.1895

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1

The Magistrate was disgusted with his work because he had to convict a coolie who preferred jail to hard work imposed by his estate master A very damning document.
000000369

17.06.1895

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1

The coolie was in jail for two years and said he preferred death in gaol to work on the estate Report of 'Natal Mercury ' of the proceedings in Mr. Dillon's court.
000000368

17.06.1895

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1

The Vegetarian has an article by and portrait of Mr. M.K. Gandhi who dwells at length (in the article) upon the beauties of vegetarianism.
000000366

17.06.1895

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1

Capital takes note of the strides made by Natal tea industry where yield per acre is greater than that in India. The planters depend entirely upon the coolies for their Labour.
000000341

18.06.1895

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1

There is something wrong somewhere when a man even a coolie-prefers prison to working for his master. The article admits that coolies might have been ill-treated.
000000371

18.06.1895

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1

To say that "Colonists give tacit encouragement "to outrages of white women by native is the most" wicked ,vile and cowardly lie" The'Inkanyiso' leader shows how native Locations will come to grief if placed in charge of native missions.
000000372

18.06.1895

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2

This is simply a continuation of SN 341. It is completed here .The gist is the same as in that letter.
000000370

18.06.1895

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1

Love for non-British races, the Kaffirs and Hindus, which the Bishop preaches is "both unreal and disastrous in effect."
000000373

19.06.1895

00351 INDIAN, An 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

The police arrest them for want of passes even when passes are produced and get them fined. The Protector of Immigrants fails to protect them
000000374

19.06.1895

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1

The Coolie, says a writer in "Capital" is indispensable, necessary, valuable and useful" to Natal and Yet while they do not want his presence they want his services !
000000375

20.06.1895

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1

A scathing condemnation of Boer policy which is to exterminate Natives with the help of natives themselves. Magoba was by the savage Swazis allies of the semi-savage Boers.
000000376

20.06.1895

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1

Though accidents in Rand mines are few, there is room for vast improvement in precautions against accidents and ill-health in the case of the coolies.
000000378

21.06.1895

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8

This is a noble sermon delivered with evident sincerity, It makes a fervent appeal to the whites to broaden their Love and include Kaffirs and Hindus also in their hearts.
000000377

21.06.1895

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1

Several burghers have petitioned to the Government requesting that Indian traders be allowed to remain as they are useful to the country districts.
000000379

23.06.1895

12258 RAMAN A FOR INDIAN COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We propose to present welcome- addressed to the Governor of Natal and High Commissioner of South Africa, Please express your opinion.
000000435

25.06.1895

00187 INDIANS OF NATAL 12282 MEMBERS & SPEAKER LEG. ASSEMBL

2

The measure is unprecedented through out the Colonial history and should be rejected.
000000380

25.06.1895

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1

Indian traders of Durban and elsewhere have presented a petition to the Legislative Council.
000000381

26.06.1895

12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS 12196 M.L.A.

2

The full text of the petition which gives cogent reasons for rejecting the Bill
000000383

26.06.1895

12208 CAMPBELL, A. M. (M.L.C.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The petition was read But there is no likelihood of any change in 3 pound Licence. The Bill has the approval of Natal Indian Delegation.
000000382

26.06.1895

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1

About 250 coolies were fined l sh. each for leaving their work in a body. It seems they had a just grievance. Gandhiji appeared on their behalf.
000000384

27.06.1895

12259 RUFFE S.A. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

He says that he always tried to discharge his duties honestly and sometimes incurred the displeasure of his own countrymen (Indians) thereby. still he was persecuted on account of race hatred.
000000385

27.06.1895

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2

Both the Bills were read a second time after discussion whose report is given here:
000000386

27.06.1895

12260 WEBB ALFRED HOUSE OF COMMONS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

"You are being infamously treated by the Colony and you will be so treated by the Home Government if they do not compel the colonies to alter their policy. Personally, I can do little" etc.
000000389

28.06.1895

12261 COLONIST OF 30 YEARS STANDING, A 12262 INKANYISO

1

The writer pays a tribute to the paper as consistently loyal and well advanced and says there are some whites who approve of the articles.
000000390

28.06.1895

09286 WILCOX W. C. 12262 INKANYISO

2

The articles have harmed Christianity, as they contain some things that are true, but the general impression they create is false. Editor's note :The articles were not against Christianity but against missionary work.
000000391

28.06.1895

12264 SOUPEN N. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Please grant me train-fare to enable me to attend meetings of Natal Indian Congress and Natal Indian Education Association.
000000387

28.06.1895

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1

Under article 1353 of a bye-law of volksraad, some Arab traders successfully resisted an attempt to force them to live in Locations.
000000388

28.06.1895

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2

We do not want to hold up the Whites to the contempt of our brethren-nor does the writer of the article.
000000392

01.07.1895

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3

Thank you for your desire to conciliate our Indian employers Maize meal is given on all plantations, and is found acceptable. An additional quantity which is now supplied has satisfied the coolies.
000000393

10.07.1895

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1

Government propose to submit a new bill which, the Government believes would meet with the approval of the Imperial Government.
000000394

11.07.1895

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1

The appointment of Mr. Mathews, a European as Hindustani Interpreter does not meet with general approval. The person who had lived with them and is learned in their customs is the proper person for such a post.
000000395

11.07.1895

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1

Will the new Bill which Government is to propose, and which is likely to be approved by the Home Government, meet with the approval of the colonist of Natal!
000000396

12.07.1895

12267 SCOTT, James 12262 INKANYISO

1

The reason why such articles should not be published in your paper is that they were mostly untrue.
000000397

16.07.1895

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2

As the Magistrate was not content with his salaam, and forcibly removed his cap C. Abdoola sued the R. Magistrate for pound 50 damages. Gandhiji and Mr. Bale appeared for him. Incomplete report of the case.
000000400

17.07.1895

12268 A.E.I. 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

1

Natives and coolies have ceased to salute us (the whites), and so they should be made to even with Boer force, if necessary.
000000399

17.07.1895

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1

At last the cat is out of the bag-the premier indirectly admitted the other day that the Bill was disallowed. what about the brave words of passing the Bill 'again and again'
000000402

19.07.1895

12270 WOLFF D. EKUHLENGENI 12262 INKANYISO

1

The writer has harmed the cause of Christianity by unjustly condemning of the missionaries.
000000403

19.07.1895

00187 INDIANS OF NATAL 12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS

1

For your many qualities of head and heart, and for your work as president during the first year of Natal Indian Congress.
000000401

19.07.1895

12269 FAJUIBHAI VISHRAM 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Having no locus standi, I shall do my best to help you unofficially, though it is difficult to see what relief (except moral) it is to be expected.
000000404

20.07.1895

12271 COOKE, C.B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Account of expenses in Benet case in Gandhiji's own Handwriting.
000000405

22.07.1895

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1

Thanks for cheque for your pound 4-18-2. I am legally entitled to that amount as per details given here:
000000406

23.07.1895

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7

Vouchers for expenses for a case in Pmburg
000000408

24.07.1895

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2

'The Times' declares that an awkward situation is impending on account of Indian agitation against S. A. Republic. The Proclamation of 1858 secures Indians a right to be treated fairly.
000000407

24.07.1895

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1

There is a great increase in arrests but that is due not to increase in crime, but to the contravention of Indian Immigration Law. The coolie is more drunken than the native.
000000409

24.07.1895

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1

It is to be hoped that this case will put a stop to the assumptions of Indians. Coolies are more prompt to litigation than Kaffirs.
000000410

26.07.1895

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2

Severe strictures on the 'Times 'for its advocacy of Indians and on the Imperial Government for insisting or racial equality.
000000411

26.07.1895

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2

While acknowledging to the full our indebtedness to the missionaries are must keep our paper open to every free and lawful expression of opinion. Missionaries at least should not try to suppress us.
000000412

27.07.1895

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1

They must be allowed to tom-tom, near their own cottages.
000000413

27.07.1895

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1

The Indian trader is remarkably civil and very obliging but not a good colonist or desirable competitor on account of his extremely stingy habits. The clean and civil coolie does his work and well and cheaper.
000000416

29.07.1895

12272 TYAB, Haji Khan Mohammad 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am sending 20 pounds, will send more 'the Times' has favourably commented upon Transvaal Indian's Petition etc.
000000414

29.07.1895

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1

Sir Bartlett is ever a champion of the Indian cause. He got a petition of Transvaal Indians laid on the table.
000003587

29.07.1895

12570 CAMROODIN, M.C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks to your honour for the press cutting of London Times. Pretoria Indians break their promises regarding subscription. Here also largely so.
000000417

30.07.1895

12273 BRITISH INDIANS IN S.A.REPUBLIC 12274 RIPON (Lord) (SEC.OF STATE FOR COLONIES

9

200 traders, 2000 hawkers, and 1500 labourers are adversely affected by the award given by the Free State Chief Justice, it affects his Status, his trade his property etc.
000000415

30.07.1895

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2

With "The Times"-the new Government's organ advocating the Indian cause, the outlook for Natal is not happy. But we have grounds for hope from Lord Landsdowne, the new Secretary for India There is a great improvement in the looks of Indians specially females That would go long way to wards reconciliation.
000000425

02.08.1895

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1

It is certainty in violation of the understanding according to which all British subjects were to be given equal rights.
000003588

02.08.1895

12571 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

Desires to be relived of the burden of Chairmanship bitterly complains against apathy of some Indians especially of Pretoria. As also against Durban Indians whom the writer suspects.
000000426

03.08.1895

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1

Adverse criticism of Negrophobes for refusal to admit a native to the Maritzburg Parliamentary Debating Society.
000000427

05.08.1895

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The magistrate rightly convicted them for being absent on the Mohurram festival which is not a recognised holiday. They can however have recourse to the protector who has the legal right to intervene.
000003589

06.08.1895

12570 CAMROODIN, M.C. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Since we have bought the property which includes your Meeting Hall, Kindly pay the rent to us.
000000428

06.08.1895

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8

2nd Bill of expenses - some part in G's own handwriting.
000000429

07.08.1895

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1

The sermon deplored the lack of Christian principles in business and politics of Natal and exhorted every one to be loving.
000000433

08.08.1895

00187 INDIANS OF NATAL 12281 COLONIAL SECRETARY [CHAMBERLAIN]

11

We pray that sanction be refused to this bill which is a piece of class legislation and which practically enslaves labourers.
000000430

09.08.1895

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS

1

Your petition for transmission to the Colonial Secretary was duly received.
000000431

10.08.1895

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

A memorial to the Indian Government should pass through this office, which will transmit it to H. E. The Governor (?)
000000436

12.08.1895

12283 RAHIM ABDOOL REHMAN LADYSMITH 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send me a copy in Gujarati of the letter and keep me informed of the activities of the Congress.
000000437

15.08.1895

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1

The treatment of Natives by whites cannot stand scrutiny. The decision of the Supreme Court, in the recent sigcas case, is a severe censure upon Rhodes' Administration.
000000432

16.08.1895

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 12280 VICEROY & GOVERNOR GEN.INDIA

2

We pray that immigration be stopped, but sanction should not be given to this obvious enslaving measure:
000000438

16.08.1895

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1

Another Bill of expense in the case.
000003590

17.08.1895

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS

1

Your letter forwarding a petition regarding the Bill for transmission to the Viceroy of India has been duly received.
000023943

20.08.1895

00014 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 03461 JOSEPH

1

Requests for an appointment for the deputation to wait on him.
000000439

20.08.1895

12284 MIR, Mohammad 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The following is the list of contributors who have promised in all pound 20 from Dundee.
000000440

23.08.1895

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1

All Wesleyans ministers are tee-totalers but there are Wesleyans who deal in liquor. To advertise "God is good but Natal tea is better" is blasp hemons.
000000441

27.08.1895

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2

A venomous attack on the "Coolie" who 'levers out' trade from the whiteman's hand; with the usual charge of filth. In Barberton coolie trade was done away with by threat of violence.
000023920

28.08.1895

08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 08280 JOSEPH, Hon.

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Encloses copies of a statement which narrates briefly the various measures taken of proposed, which resulted in Hardships and humilitation to the Indian community. The owtensible ground given is sanitation but the real reason is fear of legitimate and honest competition from Indian merchants. It is prayed that British Indians be treated on a par with other British subjects.
000000442

28.08.1895

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It is a writing on the wall, an augury that passenger traffic will pass from our hands. The Ministry indifferent.
000000490

29.08.1895

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Detailed Report of the presentation of Indian grievances, by the Indian Deputation, and Mr. Chamberlain's reply to them.
000023918

30.08.1895

08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 08278 TIMES OF INDIA, Editor

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It consisted of 4 Hindus, 2 Muslims and 2 Parsees.
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30.08.1895

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Abyssinia and Matabeland are good for Europeans. Where they cannot live, Indian Colonies should be founded. The Native is always indolent and his increasing number is a danger to whites.
000000526

30.08.1895

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The solution lies in imposing and observing strict sanitary restrictions. That will prevent filth. This will also clear out the Asiatic or send him to jail.
000000451

31.08.1895

12285 INDIANS IN SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC 12280 VICEROY & GOVERNOR GEN.INDIA

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Enumerates the grievances and prays for intervention. It appends petition to Lord Ripon with its annexures.
000000452

31.08.1895

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS

1

The Petitions have been forwarded to the Secretary for Colonies and the Viceroy of India through the Secretary of State.
000000447

31.08.1895

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The Indian is "a parasite" wishing to reap what he has not sown, and so does not deserve political equality with the whites - a thing he has not get in India itself.
000000449

31.08.1895

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The White race is higher than the yellow and it shall rule the latter, So there can never be political equality Mr. Chamberlain should know it.
000000448

31.08.1895

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2

If he is not treated sometimes at par it is because of his filthy and stingy habits.
000000446

31.08.1895

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The 'Times' asserts that Indians as British subjects are entitled to fair treatment. The Colonial office should see to it.
000000445

31.08.1895

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A deputation of 2 Indian leaders, the present and late M.P.S. waited upon Mr. Chamberlain re: Indians in South Africa. Reply : The Government would use its friendly influence on behalf of Indians.
000000454

02.09.1895

12287 SING K.R. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

To avoid corruption Indian interpreters must be replaced by Europeans.
000000455

02.09.1895

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Mr. Chamberlain indicated that Natal Act would probably be disallowed. Also a gist of "The Times" article. (SN 408)
000000456

03.09.1895

12288 COLONIST'S OBJECTION COOLIE VOTE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Meetings should have been organised to impress upon the Home Government, the strength of feelings of the Colonists against granting franchise to the Indians.
000000457

03.09.1895

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Condemnation of the Natal Government for their weak-kneed policy in submitting to the Home Government, re: the Franchise Bill. They bullying by "The Times" must be resisted.
000000458

03.09.1895

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Most likely the Home Government will not approve of the Franchise Bill.
000000459

03.09.1895

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1

Indian Roman Catholics presented a welcome address to Father Monginour. Among other things they draw his attention to the existence of colour prejudice among the white Christians; he replied that he would exert his utmost to remove it.
000000460

03.09.1895

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"The Times" should realise that Indians are not wanted here and not likely to be well treated here:
000000453

03.09.1895

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Criticism of the "Times" article which espoused the cause of Indians. "It is for Indians to study our views of civilization and ways of living and not for us to give in to their desires and wishes."
000000461

04.09.1895

12289 G.P.G. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

An apologist of the Natal Government contends that posts are given by the Government to only those who succeed in the competitive examinations.
000000462

05.09.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Gandhiji states that in India, there are no distinction between the white and the Indian, that if the original settlers only are to have the full benefit, why admit non-Indians (Germans etc.) who came later on to benefit and appeals to the Editor to see for himself whether Indians are as stingy or of as unsanitary habits as reported in his paper. Editor's note : There are not many Gandhis is S. A. and their criticism is levelled against the Indian community as a whole.
000000463

05.09.1895

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The Natal demand about disfranchisement of Indians has the support of all sister colonies of South Africa.
000000464

05.09.1895

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It is to be hoped that he does not precipitately commit himself to any definite statement of policy. The average Britisher does not understand the race problem of South Africa. He desires S. A. to enfranchise the Asiatics While they do not do so in India.
000000465

06.09.1895

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1

"The Times" wanted Transvaal to realise the serious injustice it inflicts upon Indians in confining them to locations etc.
000000468

06.09.1895

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3

The Whiteman is the fittest and we will see that he survives. Indians are treated better here than Christians in Turkey. Mr. Chamberlain will face serious consequences if he persists in his "British Subject" theory.
000000466

06.09.1895

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Mr. Gandhi shrewdly points out that Indians are quite content to have in South Africa the rights they possess in India. But the paper adds, South Africa has a different meaning of justice for Indians.
000000469

06.09.1895

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Meeting should be held all over South Africa to convince Lord Chamberlain that S. A. will not tolerate any dictation on Indian Franchise issue. S. A. is not to be a "dumping ground" for idiots and dishonest persons - qualities associated with Indians.
000000470

06.09.1895

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Mr. Chamberlain's definite announcement means that "the Natal Colonist is to stand aside for the wily Arab is to be brought down to his level". A suggestion is made to adopt the policy that was adopted when the question of admittance of Chinese to Australia was settled.
000000467

06.09.1895

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2

After detailing the derivation and present meaning of honesty, the article says that it is found neither in our church nor trade, nor home.
000000471

09.09.1895

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1

The fact that they prefer jail to estate work, does not mean that they are ill-treated. Often they lodge false complaints.
000000474

10.09.1895

12290 MARSTON, Francis T. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Mr. Gandhi as an able advocate, makes the best of a bad case, but I know by a long stay in India that Indians possess very limited power against the Englishman and Indians as a race, are unfit to rule.
000000473

10.09.1895

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1

"If franchise were given over to Indians, we may as well allow them to govern the country."
000000472

10.09.1895

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1

Indians are not deprived of any privilege which they enjoy in India, and so the remarks of "The Times" are irrelevant.
000000475

11.09.1895

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1

Text of Mr. Jameson's resolutions in Johannesburg Municipality. Both were referred to Sanitary Committee, for report.
000034056

12.09.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

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The papers in foolscap size note-book bearing No. SN-34056 contain the particulars of the court case of Rangaswamy Padiachy handled by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa in the year 1895.
000000477

13.09.1895

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Racial differences are too great to admit of absolute equal status to all British Subjects.
000000476

13.09.1895

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1

"The Times" champions the Indian case and says that the Indian Government may be forced to take steps to secure equal status for Indians in all he parts of the Empire:
000000478

16.09.1895

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A Speaker while reviewing a work of the sessions asserts that franchise was impossible for Indians. If a rare Gandhi deserves it, so does a rare native.
000000479

16.09.1895

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Capt. Lucas, the judge objected to Mr. Gandhi prompting Mr. Millar and thus doing the work of an attorney's clerk. Mr. Millar asked what harms there was a barrister did a clerk's work. The matter was dropped.
000003591

18.09.1895

12572 NAYAR, C. SANKARAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

By questions in Legislative Council and articles in my 'Madras Review' I will take up the matter. Please send me marriage Laws for Natives (laws named...)
000000480

19.09.1895

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1

Padiachy an Indian Congress Leaders was charged with intimidating a Crown witness. Incomplete report of the case.
000000481

20.09.1895

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1

Denunciation of 'the Times' for advocating coercion of some on the colonies for franchise to Indians.
000000484

21.09.1895

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1

Proceedings of the case "The Coolie" got 2 pound damages when he sued for 100 pounds.
000000485

21.09.1895

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1

Adverse comment by Mr. Winter with a view to stiffen anti-Indian provisions of the Law.
000000483

21.09.1895

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2

"The existence and effective activities of the Congress were accidentally revealed in a recent suit.
000000482

21.09.1895

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1

Sammy means to stay and assert himself even in Transvaal. For being expelling him from a Football match to witness which he had paid pound 2/ awarded as damages though his claim was for pound 100/-
000000501

23.09.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

Gandhiji details the aims and activities of the Congress and objects to the remark that it is a secret organisation.
000000487

23.09.1895

00153 ONLOOKER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Such conduct towards a Barrister must be resented. Mr. Gandhi should take up the matter.
000000486

23.09.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

An effective reply to Mr. Franci's Letter showing the increasing fitness of Indians and the fact that franchise in India is not based on the colour question.
000000488

24.09.1895

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1

The chance discovery of an organisation that does not scruple at tampering with justice shows how Indians would rule Natal, if they could. The article is full of insinuations and charges against Indians.
000000489

25.09.1895

12291 'H' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Your remarks show what danger it is. A court interpreter is said to be as the bottom. He must be found out and punished.
000000491

25.09.1895

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3

Adverse comments on 'The Times" Leader and the argument of the Deputation that waited on Chamberlain. The "British Indian Subject" point of view is unacceptable as the majority of the Indians are of very Low type. There is no objection to the educated among them. But The 'Times' cannot see it because it has the wrong end of the telescope.
000000492

25.09.1895

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3

Severe condemnation of The Times' leader. Mr. Chamberlain must be told emphatically what South Africa Wants. They cannot ask us to give to Indians what they refuse to give to them in India.
000000494

26.09.1895

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3

We were justified in saying that the congress corries on its activities secretly, but now Mr. Gandhi has given us full details. Then follows the report of the year's work.
000000495

26.09.1895

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Mr. Chamberlain plainly told the deputation that the British Government did intend to accept Loyally the arbitration of Free-state Chief-judge re: Transvaal Coolies are just like natives and so cannot expect privileges denied to the Natives However there is no question of religion as all religions are good.
000000493

26.09.1895

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1

Capt. Lucas has rendered great services to the country by unearthing existence and the maChination of the Congress.
000000497

27.09.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Your correspondent "H" is misinformed No interpreter ever took part in the meetings or in drafting rules and memorials.
000000496

27.09.1895

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1

From some remarks it is now evident that Mr. Chamberlain is not so opposed to the Colonies as was feared.
000000498

27.09.1895

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3

The full text of Chamberlain's replies shows that he is not as unsympathetic to the Colony as was surmised reading the cable summary.
000000499

28.09.1895

12291 'H' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

I adhere to my statement that an Interpreter a civil servant is behind the whole move. Mr. Gandhi earns 3 pounds per month from it.
000000500

28.09.1895

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1

It is not a secret organisation, and Indians like others ought to be allowed "free speech" etc. as these are fundamentals of British Constitution.
000000503

02.10.1895

12292 CHINGLEPUT 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Only a tiny minority seek franchise. Mr. Gandhi & Co. should remove the grave evil. among Indians rather than clamour for franchise.
000000504

02.10.1895

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1

A Report of two meetings Gandhiji addressed. He asked for complete enrolment and full subscription and said that he proposed to go to India to induce some barristers to come here:
000000502

02.10.1895

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1

Indians deserve locations on account of unsanitary habits. Dadabhai etc. aGitate to get cheap notoriety and to get franchise in India. "The Muslim lion, the Hindu lamb, and the Parsee leopard" approached the child (Chamberlain) who gave them a fitting reply,
000000505

03.10.1895

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1

while convicting Padiachy, The magistrate passed severe strictures against the Natal Congress for taking part in that business Report of the Case and judgement.
000000517

04.10.1895

12293 RALEIGH R. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

There should be no discrimination between them, and if any, it should be in favour of the Native while it is the Indian who has it at present.
000000516

04.10.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Let me assure 'H' that I am not a paid Secretary - though some Indians do pay me retainers. Congress has nothing to hide.
000000515

04.10.1895

00250 JUSTICE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

"H". is making too much of a tiny thing Even if there was an interpreter i.e. a civil servant behind the organisation no inquiry is necessary as it has not harmed us.
000000514

04.10.1895

00250 JUSTICE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

To disfranchise a man on account of birth is injustice Educational qualifications will be just and equally effective in barring Indians.
000000520

04.10.1895

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1

The Ministry should inform the public as to what happened to their proposal of a joint inter- colonial conference.
000000523

04.10.1895

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1

Text of the judgement of Capt.. Lucas, Padiachy was sentenced to 6 weeks rigorous imprisonment
000000506

04.10.1895

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1

The Committee (Congress) is in no way absolved by proving that not the committee but some members took part in it.
000000521

04.10.1895

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3

Severe castigation of the Natal Ministry for its mishandling the whole (question) problem.
000000509

04.10.1895

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1

Indians women also trump up false charges of rape against natives Unless corroborated, Indian evidence should not weigh.
000000507

04.10.1895

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1

The Indian was a man of quality and economic habits- themselves his handicapped. However it was evident that Mr. Chamberlain has set himself to understand the question which promises well for the future:
000000513

04.10.1895

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1

According to the Magistrate the congress tempered with justice The appellate court will sift the whole thing
000000519

04.10.1895

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1

The approach to the question by the Natal Ministry was an undiplomatic one and so other attempt failed.
000000522

04.10.1895

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3

A long article dealing with the "Times", leader ,the Queen's proclamation of 1858, the Natal Ministry's attempt etc.
000000512

04.10.1895

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1

A Barrister who connects himself with a society that tempers with justice will have to explain his position
000003592

04.10.1895

12573 NAIDOO, M.V.RAMIAH (HEIDELBURG) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Some of my friends and myself desire to subscribe to the Congress. Please let me know the rules etc.
000000510

04.10.1895

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1

The alleged intimidation which Capt.. Lucas is inquiring into has never been repudiated by the Congress in a plain straight-forward manner.
000000511

04.10.1895

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1

Ablution or no ablution (Hindu custom) Cologue itself can hold a candle to Indian Locations for the pungency of stinks.
000000005

04.10.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

App.E;- A girl legally reaches puberty at 9 years' age under Muslim Law. Minute;- (1) Not a priest, but any Indian can solemnise (2) No records (3) Many marriages not registered(4) Separation without judicial grant of divorce and then re-marriage.
000000508

04.10.1895

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1

The Indian is fond of false swearing and so Capt. Lucas must be thanked for convicting a lying witness.
000000518

04.10.1895

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1

While this Law is rightly disallowed by Chamberlain, educational test sufficiently high would be an effective bar.
000000529

05.10.1895

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1

If the Congress is involved it must be broken, Gandhi must be asked to explain his conduct The sooner he leaves the Colony the better. The Inn to which he belongs must be informed etc.
000000527

05.10.1895

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1

"Natal Coolie is the refuse of India, morally and physically inferior to the Native", says a writer in standard, but the fact is that the coolie was brought because the native could not work and the white did not want to work.
000000524

05.10.1895

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1

If the Durban Congress did intimidate a witness, then Capt. Lucas's strictures were well-deserved. There is no saying to what excess things may go if carried on thus.
000000528

05.10.1895

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1

The Magistrates severe strictures in the intimidation case about the congress were well deserved.
000000530

05.10.1895

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1

Muslim Indian Natives should be imported and not the Madrasee who are scumb and pigheaded. Northern Indian coolies are better
000000525

05.10.1895

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1

An Indian was fined pound 2 or two month's jail for residing in the state without complying with the state regulations.
000000535

07.10.1895

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2

A meeting of Nottingham farmer's unanimously supported the Indian Franchise Bill Voices "We won't have Indians" etc.'
000000532

07.10.1895

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2

Mr. Chamberlain's championship of the sneaking Indian who delights in secret intrigues as seen in the Padiachy case will cause racial wars.
000000531

07.10.1895

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1

Sarcastic remarks of a Transvaal paper on "The Times" advocacy of the rights of British Indians.
000000539

08.10.1895

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2

The Indian must be ejected as from the Free State. Let him debase Natives of Central Africa but he is not wanted here:
000000541

08.10.1895

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1

The Raad ratified the treaty with the reservation that "British Subjects meant only whites. It has thus paved the way of solving other problems.
000000540

08.10.1895

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4

Feels that the Natal Indian Congress should not be summarily condemned and that all Indians are not coolies. Referring to "The Times" article it fears that both the Bills are doomed unless strong agitation as enunciated by Nottingham Farmers is carried on
000000538

08.10.1895

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2

A" Times" representative interviewed Natal M.L. As- Mr. Bale and Mr. Tatham both of whom supported the Bill. Mr. Tatham was for making evasion of 3 pound tax a penal offence.
000000533

08.10.1895

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1

The" Star". reports a meeting of Indians we thank them as the white man will now awaken to his duty to coolie curse.
000000534

08.10.1895

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3

It would be unwise to force the coloured vote on Natal. That vote will make it impossible to make Natal a white man's country and conse quently will possibly prevent a federation of the colonies.
000000536

08.10.1895

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1

The Raad ratified the treaty bringing coloured British subjects under the same laws as for coloured inhabitants in Transvaal.
000000537

08.10.1895

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1

The Volksraad ratified the treaty with the reservation that "British Subjects" was to mean white persons. Full Report of the proceedings.
000000542

09.10.1895

12294 ANGLO-INDIA 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

In India Indian can buy as much liquor as he likes. why stop him here ? If he is stopped, he will not come here and our industries will collapse.
000000551

09.10.1895

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1

Report in 'The Press' of proceedings
000000543

09.10.1895

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1

Chinese immigrants, it was explained, evaded pound 25 tax by stating that they were British Subjects. Resolution 3 of 1885 (re: Locations) was suspended pending interpretation by courts of the republic.
000000544

09.10.1895

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1

The report given above (543) summarised.
000000575

10.10.1895

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

The Congress deserves suppression if it tempers with a witness. The coolie cannot vote even now. However we do Object to colour distinction.
000000554

10.10.1895

12291 'H' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

H, repeats his charges: (1) about Gandhiji being a paid secretary who deceives the public by signing as Hon. Secretary and (2) about the interpreter.
000000553

10.10.1895

12295 PARENTS OF A LARGE FAMILY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Co-education only tends to accentuate the bitterness besides exposing. white children to infection.
000000555

10.10.1895

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1

Government is Pursuing ostrich like policy on the question. We would rather loose coolie labour than to agree to enfranchise the Indians.
000000548

11.10.1895

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1

"Cape Argus" condemns the Magistrate for his ill advised attack It has only increased Congress prestige.
000000546

11.10.1895

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3

The Transvaal Raad, by ratifying a treaty imposing disabilities on coloured reasons has placed Chamber lain in an awkward position.
000000547

11.10.1895

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1

It is intolerable that the Government should allow the existence of a body which aims at defying Law.
000000545

11.10.1895

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3

Report of and comments on the meeting of Nottingham Farmers' Association. The plea of "British prestige" cuts both ways for and against the Bill etc. Reference is made to the "British Prestige" which resulted in loss of America.
000000557

12.10.1895

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1

"The Star" report the meeting of Notting ham Farmers and comments favourably on their decision.
000000549

12.10.1895

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2

The Magistrate had gone into the case and so his strictures were not too severe: " "Cape Argus" 's attitude is not justifiable.
000000560

12.10.1895

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7

Legal opinion of T. A. Laughton as to the advisability of an appeal.
000000558

12.10.1895

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2

The Chamber recommended that no licence be given to Indians to trade and that a coloured compositor in a press should be removed.
000000556

12.10.1895

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1

We sincerely hope it will not be Vetoed. However if it is we shall see what to do.
000000559

12.10.1895

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1

The Paper approves of the Chamber's resolve to oppose the petition to the High Court for licence to trade.
000000563

14.10.1895

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2

After detailing the year's work of the Congress "which is a force to reek on with"-the paper opines that the Natal Franchise Bill is unjust and hopes that a compromise can be effected by providing property and educational qualification.
000000561

14.10.1895

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2

In the long run it is the cheaper race (Asiatic is) that drives the superior out. So we must wake up betimes.
000000564

15.10.1895

12297 ROYAPPEN, JOSEPH 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The writer emphatically repudiates all the charges of "H" Gandhiji is not paid and there is no interpreter. etc.
000000562

15.10.1895

12296 CIVIS BRITANIARUM SUM 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

High property and educational qualification for voting is the effective way. Class legislation is against British Constitution.
000000565

16.10.1895

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2

The bill is of far-reaching consequence. A definite veto will only mean a conflict between Natal and Home Government and remonstrance from other S. A.Colonies.
000003594

17.10.1895

02804 PROTECTOR OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I send you a copy of Natal Immigration Commission Report. I have no Mauritius Commission Report or Fiji or Mauritius Laws.
000000566

17.10.1895

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The Home Government would be in a fix if both the whites and Indians are resolved to see it through. But probably Rammy Sammy can be bought
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18.10.1895

12297 ROYAPPEN, JOSEPH 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

In reply to 'H' and 'K', I send this account (Printed Copy of SN 444)
000000570

18.10.1895

12298 FOUL, I.H. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

J. Royappen was right in his opinion of "H". He does not like Europeans and Indians to live together.
000000571

18.10.1895

12299 NAIDOO, M. S. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Who are those "H" and"K" ? Before charging before or Challenging Rayappen's statement let them come out.
000000568

18.10.1895

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2

The Bengal Governor believes that it is due to the growing passion for liberty 'which we have encouraged and misdirected.'
000000574

18.10.1895

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2

The report of the Immigration Trust Board. Indians number 46343 comment on the report. "Coolie is indispensable" etc.
000000577

18.10.1895

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1

The Ripon policy in India was a blunder. The same policy towards Natives is equally so. We don's want to be saddled with an Indian problem.
000000576

18.10.1895

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"The Times" thinks that English education is at the bottom of Indian unrest. We must take warning from it.
000000573

18.10.1895

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2

While it approves of suppression of the Indians in India, it advocates rights for him here: But disfranchise ment is a sine qua non.
000000567

18.10.1895

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1

Indians are far more dangerous as conspirators than Natives. They only pretend to submit.
000000569

18.10.1895

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1

What 'The Times' advocates for the Hong Kong it is reluctant to allow Natal whites to urge.
000000578

21.10.1895

12300 'K' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The accounts of the Congress show out of pound 171 pound 101 spent after court cases-which proves that the Congress tries to tamper with justice.
000000579

22.10.1895

12301 ANGLO-NATALIAN 00237 CAPE TIMES

1

Natal alone cannot solve the Indian dilemma, largely a creation of our own Attorney General. Union will benefit Natal.
000003598

22.10.1895

12303 BRITISH INDIAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Respectfully protest against colour distinction made by Volksraad in ratifying the Treaty. Memorial will follow.
000000584

23.10.1895

12302 FOSTER, Arnold 12303 BRITISH INDIAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE

2

I have received your telegram of protest against Volksraad's ratification of the Commando Treaty based on colour distinction. It is a gross indignity and will raise serious questions beyond Transvaal.
000000585

23.10.1895

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Protests and agitation have been organised by the whites of Buluwayo against trading licences granted to us. I trust we will do the needful.
000003595

23.10.1895

12575 PILLE J.C. 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

2

I want to be a member. Please send me rules and regulation and English Newspapers of our country India.
000000581

23.10.1895

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2

Severs strictures were passed by the Circuit court on Capt. Lucas for convicting 4 Indians on flimsy evidence.
000000582

23.10.1895

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2

Full report of the proceedings in the High Court, as also of the severe condemnation by the High Court Judge of Capt. Lucas.
000000580

23.10.1895

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1

Natal Government Railways do not propose to abolish 3rd Class or refuse permission to whites to travel 3rd as in Transvaal.
000000583

23.10.1895

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1

A meeting unanimously resolved that it was alarmed at the High Court judgement giving equal rights to Indians, and to take steps to protect white Immigrants etc.
000000588

24.10.1895

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1

Johannesburg Indians wired to the "Times" protesting against the commando Treaty and other disabilities of Indians;
000000587

24.10.1895

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1

The Chamber of Commerce has decided to oppose granting of licences and is going to spend money to prevent it.
000000589

24.10.1895

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1

Report of proceedings of Chamber meeting which decided to oppose Licence to Indian traders.
000000590

24.10.1895

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1

The paper favourable comments on the decision "Indian question promises a pretty crop of Complications".
000000586

24.10.1895

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1

I am opposed strongly to franchise being given indiscriminately though I quite think that some Indians are entitled to vote.
000000595

25.10.1895

12291 'H' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

H. reiterates all his charges against. Gandhiji and the Indian Interpreter. (Mr. Paul ?)
000000593

25.10.1895

00025 FAIRPLAY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Fairplay protests vigorously against this judgement saying cool merchants also trade on Sundays "A Law for the poor and one for the rich"
000000594

25.10.1895

12305 ALPHA 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Since they do not enjoy the privileges of Civil Service, such as promotion, they cannot be held guilty even if they help Natal Indian Congress.
000000592

25.10.1895

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2

Indian and S. A. papers are diametrically opposed in interview and Chamberlain has to stand between probably offending both.
000000596

25.10.1895

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3

The paper says that Natal is passing through a slack water period in politics. not even the Indian Question rouses us.
000000597

25.10.1895

12306 SUMMERS J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Kindly send me all available information and figures re: extension of franchise to Indians. A debate is to be held here:
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25.10.1895

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1

Mr. Hatch was shown round the Congress Committee room and welcomed. He expressed satisfaction with what he saw and heard
000000599

26.10.1895

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1

Sanitation Officers should vigorously stop the practice of fruit and vegetable vendors sleeping in their store rooms.
000000600

26.10.1895

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1

Mr. Justice Beaumont's strictures are to be regretted. Such cases are likely to produce an impression in the Indian mind that they are not dealt justice by Magistrates.
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26.10.1895

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1

Indians successfully prayed for rain which has been falling since. G. Muller Lived by faith and collected pound 1,400,000, without begging.
000000601

26.10.1895

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1

The agitation is not the Outcome of a spontaneous demand but the result of the maChinations of an aGitating barrister.
000003596

27.10.1895

12533 REHMAN, Abdool 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"I beg to inform you that I send a cheque pound 1-10 in the letter about the Congress Meeting for 4 months"
000000602

28.10.1895

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1

A meeting at Salisbury unanimously protested against granting of trading licences to Indians.
000000603

30.10.1895

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1

Lion's River District is to follow in the wake of Nottingham Farmers re: franchise Government advises to keep quiet as important negotiations are going on But then why does Government not take the public in confidence ! why this "Childish mysticism "on the party of the Government?
000000605

31.10.1895

00250 JUSTICE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Indian children are clean, well behaved, in offensive and docile Not a single Indian child has been punished for faith etc.
000000604

31.10.1895

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1

One of the best business sites in the village has been sold cheap to an Arab. It will make about 10 coolie stores.
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01.11.1895

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2

A meeting of Howick farmers endorsed the support given by the Nottingham Farmers to the Bill.
000003597

02.11.1895

12303 BRITISH INDIAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

As per your instructions, we have wired our protest to colonial Secretary (enclosed) and copy to other Leaders. Please draft a memorial.
000000608

02.11.1895

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2

The report of the meeting of Howick Farmers, in Natal Mercury. Copy of 606
000000607

02.11.1895

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1

Natal is the root of the trouble (for south Africa) where coolie is driving out whites by his dirty tricks. Free state offers the solution.
000000609

02.11.1895

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2

Very severe condemnation of American lynching all because of colour and a warning to south Africa not to follow U.S. A.
000000610

04.11.1895

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1

The coolie must be protected against himself and grant of franchise to him would be a calamity. The 'Arab' however may be admitted, after years of training like the exempted native.
000000612

04.11.1895

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2

After caricaturing a future cabinet which would be composed of Indians if they are enfranchised, the paper says that if negrophiles have their way, disobedience of Home Government by the colony would be just and proper.
000000613

04.11.1895

12306 SUMMERS J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanks for copies of petition etc. your cause must be a success sooner of Later.
000000611

04.11.1895

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3

Like exempted natives some Indians may, as individuals and for their life time be given franchise retainable during good conduct.
000003599

04.11.1895

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

As they are in Dutch we shall send you English translations. We are informed you promised to pay charges if Tyob did not.
000000615

05.11.1895

12307 VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS, A 00237 CAPE TIMES

2

The white conspiracy to smother even moral education of the coloured is sure to recoil upon us as our babies are under the coloured nurses' care and therefore they are largely influenced by them.
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05.11.1895

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3

Translation of the Law. Any coloured person found in possession of unworked gold a diamond shall be flogged up to 50 stripes and jailed up to five years etc.
000000614

05.11.1895

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1

The point that Indians cannot have a vote because they are under special laws, was not urged though it should have been,
000000617

06.11.1895

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

S. A. papers aGitate against us vigorously. We also should do like wise, We should inform our Indian leaders and English friends etc and move the Indian National Congress due to meet shortly to take up the matter and resolve in strong words against the S. A.Government.
000000616

06.11.1895

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1

While convicting 9 natives to 15 shs. or 15 days rigorous imprisonment, the magistrate said "you are dogs, You should stay in your kennels until called out"
000003602

07.11.1895

12576 HITCHIN'S INDENTURED SERVANT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

7

A pathetic tale of his troubles and his wife's also. Sent to jail twice and flogged four times, threatened jail again. A cry for help to Gandhiji, the famous protector.
000003603

07.11.1895

12545 GABRIEL, L. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Will you give me some? I sail for England. I will exert their on our behalf. Wish you every success in your great work.
000003601

07.11.1895

12573 NAIDOO, M.V.RAMIAH (HEIDELBURG) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

So glad to get papers and letter from you. Myself and friends will join Congress after the new year. I shall try to include others also.
000000619

07.11.1895

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1

The meeting was not a representative one, and there were no Indians Indians are an able, honourable industrious and steady race and they deserve licences.
000000618

07.11.1895

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1

Mr. Ryley's suggestion to prescribe an educational and Property qualification for franchise seems to be the best way out.
000000621

09.11.1895

12295 PARENTS OF A LARGE FAMILY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

My remarks are approved of by a majority of your readers "Justice" begs the question and I am right in my contentions.
000000552

09.11.1895

12295 PARENTS OF A LARGE FAMILY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Europeans are indignant at "Justice" 's plea to allow coolie children to study in the Stanger school.
000000622

09.11.1895

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1

We should first do our best for removal of an evil and then expert God to help us. If therefore epidemic breaks out with this nursery of filthy Asiatics with us ourselves and not God is to blame.
000000623

09.11.1895

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1

Zululand is a full fledged Crown Colony and he aught to help. He should advance a Loan for Durban Harbour also.
000000620

09.11.1895

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2

The gist of the report with comment is given it reveals that a large number of Indians commit suicide and yet says that Indians are prospering and are quite satisfied with their lot.
000000624

11.11.1895

12308 ONE OF THE SUPPORTERS 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Coolies dig up bones. Indians should not be trusted. Cawnpore well and Calcutta dungeon should be remembered. white women steal flowers.
000000625

11.11.1895

12309 I.C.H. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The coolies do not steal. An Indian was once seen remonstrating in vain against a white women stealing flowers.
000000626

11.11.1895

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We send herewith translations of (1) Free state Ordinance and (2) Gold Law of Free state and shall send in future that of (3)P Pretoria convention.
000003604

11.11.1895

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Petition of British Indians to President South African Republic. We enclose memo of files regarding the Petition.
000000627

12.11.1895

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1

Expresses surprise that the death rate among Indians is low though their habits are unsanitary !! says, as Indians have quadruped in 20 Years, franchise restriction is necessary, otherwise white votes will be swamped.
000000628

13.11.1895

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2

(1) Punishment for desertion by coolies be made more deterrent (it should include flogging) (2) A Freed Indian should never have a vote but one entitled to Vote in India may vote if he is qualified according to law here:
000003605

13.11.1895

12571 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Kindly expedite despatch of the draft of the memorial referred to in Transvaal Indians' grievances (SN 3597). We are anxious.
000000631

14.11.1895

12310 DIRECTOR FUID N.AFRIKAANSCHE 13596 KADIR, Abdool

2

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you we may state however that Indians are classed as coloured people and hence cannot sit with the whites All that can be done legally will be done to give you facilities.
000000632

14.11.1895

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Government are responsible for them, and no action in either direction indicated by you is necessary.
000000629

14.11.1895

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3

The paper approves of the resolution completely and backs up the suggestions of Mr. Hindson at that meeting that a secretary for Indian affairs be appointed who can look after Indians.
000000630

14.11.1895

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In response to a wire from the Bulawayo Chamber of Commerce, a merchant's meeting at Umtali was held to protest against granting of Licence to Indians in accordance with the decision of the Bulawayo High Court. c
000003606

14.11.1895

12577 KHAN, EBRAHIM 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send the same and oblige.
000000633

14.11.1895

12312 COWASJI, D. AND MERCHANTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please draft, get printed, and send an address (in duplicate) to Sir H Robinson who will visit Bechuanaland as it is to be joined to Cape Colony.
000000634

15.11.1895

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2

The paper tries to show that he holds inconsistent and contradictory views He is a conservative as far as India is concerned, and a Radical as far as South Africa is concerned.
000000635

15.11.1895

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3

In spite of effective Laws, there is insanitation This is because they are not properly administered. The presence also of Indians is a great hitch.
000000637

18.11.1895

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2

A klip river farmers' Association's meeting resolved to prevent by all means any Indian what so ever from getting franchise.
000000636

18.11.1895

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Extracts from a Blue Book published explaining why Chamberlain cannot entertain Indian memorials against the Award. He reserves Liberty to make friendly representations.
000000639

18.11.1895

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2

Disenfranchise every Indian is going a little too far Men like Mr. Gandhi are the most deserving However Coolies should not have votes. and traders or free Indians as a class also should not have Votes, as it is they who are competitors of the European merchants.
000000638

19.11.1895

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A telegrams in "Johannesburg Times" says that Chamberlain accepts the Dr. Villiers award reserving to him the right of friendly advice.
000000640

19.11.1895

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Transvaal's firmness forced Chamberlain to climb down and accept the award. Natal also must be firm on the franchise issue. The Government's cringing policy must stop now and if does not it should go !
000003607

19.11.1895

12571 BRITISH INDIAN COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Urgently request you to send the memorial earliest. enclosing copy of Arnold Forster (Member of Parliament)'s letter.
000000643

21.11.1895

12313 MAHMAD S.P. & CO. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I do not wish to remain in the Congress. Please return my subscription of pound 24
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21.11.1895

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Bellair political and literary Association is calling a meeting. Two members of Parliament will address it. This association got some Indian names on the Franchise Roll cancelled and prevented some other names from getting in.
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21.11.1895

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Bellair has at last roused itself. A meeting is to be held to consider the gravity of granting franchise to Indians.
000000646

25.11.1895

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for copies of the petition despatched to Lord Ripon and the "Open Letter"
000000645

25.11.1895

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for your wire of inquiry. His arrival is postponed and so the question is dropped for the present.
000000644

25.11.1895

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1

A Muslim priest is unnecessarily indignant on Mr. Bayne, Resident Magistrate for his insistence that Turbans or shoes should be removed while entering the Court.
000000648

26.11.1895

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1

Bill for the translation etc.
000000647

26.11.1895

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are sending translations of these two and of Transvaal laws regarding Indians. The Foot path Bye Law of Johannesburg is a Regulation (and not a law) hardened into Law in Pretoria as well.
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27.11.1895

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3

Report of a meeting where for the first time 3 whites stood up for coloured representation on basis of education and property. 29 voted against.
000000650

27.11.1895

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4

The meeting unanimously resolved that Indians must be disfranchised and voters' rolls should be made up to- date.
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28.11.1895

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28.11.1895

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Rand sanitary Board Meeting resolved to have a fresh supply of Coolie labour from Natal.
000000653

28.11.1895

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2

The supreme court sustained the appeal without going into facts as the case bristled with magisterial irregularities."
000000652

28.11.1895

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Bellair has spoken and its voice must weigh. Being under special laws re liquor curfew, marriage and inheritance the Indian is legally not entitled to vote.
000000656

30.11.1895

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2

"Natal Advertiser" 's report of the meeting at Richmond.
000000658

30.11.1895

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2

Denial of franchise to the coolie who is under the sway of unscrupulous Bombay traders is no injustice But relations with him must be happy.
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30.11.1895

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They unmistakably show the trend of public feeling Government should respect the wishes of the people, The Richmond dissenters have no following.
000000657

30.11.1895

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2

Chamberlain could not but veto the Franchise Bill as it is openly a breach of 1858 Proclamation but Austria shows us the way to exclude Asiatics without technically breaking the proclamation.
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30.11.1895

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1

They have been pretty roughly handled by the supreme court, The clerk of the peace should not have "Aped" the supreme court Judge.
000000660

02.12.1895

12314 INQUIRER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

It is nonsense to say as Mr. Palmer did at Bellair that opposition members got coolies on the roll to oust the present Government. The Government should now publish its new Bill.
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03.12.1895

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Natal's citizenship is free to all (voices: not the coolies)' Pardon it is free to all who, by experience in their native Lands, are fitted to exercise, those privileges aright. (hear, hear) Government will always be by big person of European and Anglo-Saxon origin.
000000662

03.12.1895

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"A high-class Indian Paper 'The Indian Daily News' of Calcutta supports Natal in its contention regarding franchise and the scheme of representation of Coolies. Mr. Tatham has written to "The Times" about the Natal Point of view.
000003608

04.12.1895

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter asking if Government intend to appoint only Europeans; as Tamil and Hindi interpreter is hereby acknowledged.
000000664

04.12.1895

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3

Every speaker affirmed that the Indian must be disfranchised.
000000663

04.12.1895

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1

'Indian Daily News" takes a sensible view Indians are unfit for self rule, they gladly submit to alien rule The Natives are docile and will obey the Europeans but they will not submit to the Indians.
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05.12.1895

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Sir. J. Robinson was vague and diplomatic will Zululand be annexed us only if we agree to Indians being enfranchised ?
000000665

05.12.1895

12315 ABDOOLA HAJI DADA, Haji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I was forcibly ejected from a 2nd class compartment in Transvaal though 3 kaffirs were allowed to proceed.
000000667

05.12.1895

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1

It seems agitation has borne fruit as the chartered company now hope to obtain the right of refusing licence at discretion.
000000670

06.12.1895

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"Q",s queries. whether the new bill without provide votes for some Indians, whether Zululand is not too dear at this price etc.
000000668

06.12.1895

12316 ATTORNEY GENERAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

It is not decided that only Europeans should be appointed as Tamil and Hindustani Interpreters for the supreme court.
000003609

06.12.1895

12545 GABRIEL, L. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Thanks for your 4 letters. Specially one for Prince Ranjit Singhjee. If I ever make a name, however small, in London, I shall owe it to you.
000000669

06.12.1895

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2

The chainaman is quite as moral as the Christian. converting him to Christianity would be to make him a vagabond, a' de' classe' i tem' of him.
000000671

06.12.1895

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2

He was unwisely reticent The ministry bids fair to be a "Government of Lost opportunities"-and its whining attitude to Home Government is disgusting
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06.12.1895

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3

Full Text of the award of the Free State judge and also the Telegram communicating the conditional acceptance of the award by chamberlain.
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07.12.1895

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3

Even if blacks are enfranchised it does not follow that they would swamp the Parliaments and if they did, their rule would be short -lived They have less vitality to resist the demands of town life Those things must be considered
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07.12.1895

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New Zealand, Cyprus and Mauritius constitutions also show how it is possible to grant franchise without any danger to whites.
000000674

07.12.1895

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The Council by the casting vote of the chair resolved to give notice to Occupants to vacate them as they were unfit for dwellings.
000000675

07.12.1895

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Austrian Constitution shows how by indirect voting by the poorer and special weightage to selected bodies, it is possible to grant universal franchise without jeopardising the supremacy of Richer and Better races.
000003610

09.12.1895

00193 BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your further letter relative of the 7th instant, regarding the case Reg vs. Rangasamy Padiachy is hereby acknowledged.
000003611

10.12.1895

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I will do what I can to put right the matter you brought to my notice. Thanks.
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10.12.1895

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Is the new Bill to exclude only indentured coolies ? If so, it would be surprising if it is passed Zululand is too dear at that price.
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11.12.1895

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The paper disapproves of the construction of stores for the Arab traders because the building will be unpretentious.
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11.12.1895

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The case was decided in respondent's favour but was appealed against It was again remitted to the Magistrate for further hearing as a translation in English of a Gujarati exhibit was rendered by G. who was an interested party and who did not have the Translator's licences !
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11.12.1895

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The paper approves of the award completely and criticise Mr. Chamberlain's sympathy for Indians The leader quotes significant passage from chamberlain's reply to Indian memorials.
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12.12.1895

12319 ADAMS, William 00124 NATAL WITNESS

2

"A senseless and unjust view is taken of the appointment 'Taxation without representation is a tyranny' We are proving this with a vengeance."
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13.12.1895

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Facts do not justify Mr. Adams attack that the whites neglect the interests of the Natives and the paper Justifies the appointment of a Native Agent.
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13.12.1895

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LatchmanSingh is willing to attend your meetings if informed a week beforehand.
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13.12.1895

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If the Home Government cannot sanction a Bill excluding Indians qua Indians it is because British Empire has far-flung and grave responsibilities, and if Natal wants to be within the Empire it must bow down to their decision.
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16.12.1895

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16.12.1895

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Legislative Assembly has prohibited Asiatics from holding hawker's Licences or having any interest in the mines. Government opposed but was defeated.
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16.12.1895

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The meeting resolved against franchise to Indians but did not object to nomination of a Minister for Indian Affairs like Secretary for Native Affairs.
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17.12.1895

02308 SHEMELD, Robert 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

If you think it of service, I am willing to send to American papers a few copies of this deposition. Mrs. Shemela and Johanny not being here, I alone send the greeting.
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17.12.1895

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Verbatim deposition. Though three Kaffirs were allowed. I was forcibly ejected.
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17.12.1895

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A memorial signed by 650 people was submitted to the Government urging that stringent. resolutions be passed to conserve fish.
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17.12.1895

12315 ABDOOLA HAJI DADA, Haji 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for copies of Letters exchanged between you and Railway, Herewith is my affidavit. Please do everything needful in the case.
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18.12.1895

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18.12.1895

14524 COLONIAL SECRETARY, P.S. to 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

His Excellency acknowledges receipt of a copy of your pamphlet on the Indian Franchise.
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18.12.1895

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We must insist on being allowed to select our own immigrants. Johannesburg does not want pampers from Poland as Natal does not want Indians. Natal has right to prescribe franchise.
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18.12.1895

12316 ATTORNEY GENERAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"I am much obliged to you for your paper on the Indian Franchise"
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19.12.1895

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Natal has the support of the whole of the South Africa. To think that the Indian should have equal right is monstrous
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20.12.1895

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The suggestion of such an appointment by Mooi (Name of a river) Farmers is fraught with grave danger, as he would be an agent of the Home Government. The paper condemns the appointment of Natal Agent for Rand also.
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20.12.1895

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Record of work in Indian municipalities shows that they are capable of enjoying franchise. Again Imperial considerations will prevent sanctioning a Law based on racial distinctions. The solution is to have separate electorates and to let a white vote be equal to six Indian votes.
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20.12.1895

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It has merit of moderation but his arguments are all fallacious. The article then refutes Gandhi's arguments.
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23.12.1895

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3

We should inquire whether Italian or any other Labour cannot replace Indian Labour. Home Government will never sanction a racial Bill We must find a way out.
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23.12.1895

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Mr. Hyslop's letter to "The Times" voices the universal feeling of S. Africa viz. that the coolie shall not have a vote. Some concession may however be shown to the Arab Trader.
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23.12.1895

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The case for Indians is not made stronger even if Gandhi's arguments be accepted. S. A. whites cannot welcome them as fellow- citizens.
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25.12.1895

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Let us hope that the question be brought before courts. The proposal of instituting a Test Case should materialise.
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26.12.1895

12579 ISMAIL ADAM 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

3

His policeman, at his bidding forcibly took away my coat and hat and the cash as I refused to pay for a bid which I did not wager. At last I went to Gandhiji who asked for pound 1, and then for more: My case should taken up by N.I.Congress.
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26.12.1895

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If Gandhi aGitates for better class Indians, he will have some sympathy but a vote to the coolie is impossible.
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27.12.1895

09286 WILCOX W. C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I thank you for your masterly treatise. Talk about this being a "White-man's Country " is rot. But Natives should be included by you.
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27.12.1895

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31.12.1895

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A Petition of protest signed by whites of Zululand. It would mean :- (1) influx of Indians whom Zulus detest is an inferior Race; (2) showing Natal's public debt which was not incurred for their benefit, (3) depriving them of their own revenue surplus etc.
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31.12.1895

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Copy of the Transfer Deed by which Haji Mahmad Haji Dada gave it to 4 Trustees including himself

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