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Correspondence: 1897
 

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000001558

01.01.1897

00089 INDIAN-BRITISH SNLYECT, An 00090 DIAMOND FIELDS ADVERTISER

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Mr. Pillay's disclaimer of Gandhiji's pamphlet who was due to the letter's refusal to pay the former 5 or 10 guineas for some information.
000001554

01.01.1897

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000001559

01.01.1897

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We can see nothing but harm likely to result from it. It may bring about a clash with authorities and thus put the Natal Whites in the wrong box.
000001553

01.01.1897

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The Town Council sub. Committee promised to give every consideration to the views of the league regarding licences, locations etc. for Indians.
000001557

01.01.1897

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This stream threatens destruction, and is harmful both economically and hygienically on account of their dirty habits.
000001552

01.01.1897

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They have been fumigated and passengers disinfected all clothing being burnt and passengers bathed in carbolic acid solution.
000001556

01.01.1897

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As a result of the careful fumigation, not a blanket is left on board either of the vessels.
000001555

01.01.1897

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Growth of the Anti-Asiatic feeling is unquestionable as the following advertisement to attend a meeting for demonstration shows.
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01.01.1897

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The League has received a letter from the Government to the effect that the Government is considering the problem.
000001560

02.01.1897

09276 SWEENY E. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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The man responsible for turning out my wife was Parsi Rustomji (Indian Land Lord) under whose orders sweetman acted.
000001561

02.01.1897

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000001562

04.01.1897

00057 PROCUPINE PETER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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Like Australia we must set aside constitutional scruples to drive out "Our precious Gandhis, Dadas and Abdullas" etc. Advocates cessation from the British Empire:
000001566

04.01.1897

00057 PROCUPINE PETER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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000001563

04.01.1897

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It has protested against the disabilities placed on Indians in Africa and appealing to the Government for remedial measures.
000001564

04.01.1897

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As the Victoria Cape Room will be too small, the meeting will be held in the market square: Polak H.S.
000001565

04.01.1897

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000001571

05.01.1897

00092 NO FAVOUR 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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What about those who come by German boats ? I believe they are Arabs, not British subjects. Are "17 natives" Kaffirs or free Indians ?
000001575

05.01.1897

00093 ONE WHO KNOWS 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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I am the last to take the part of an Indian Land Lord...but I suggest an inquiry it will reveal startling things allowed here:
000001567

05.01.1897

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Report of the Town Hall Meeting. "Mr. Gandhi had dragged our reputation in the gutters of India and he had painted Natal black as his skin". etc. The Meeting approved repatriation of the passages at the colony's expense.
000001568

05.01.1897

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Umzinto s. S. arrived with 493 Indian Immigrants and is quarantined at the bluff. There are 17 natives and 7 Europeans also. The Indians were only kept in quarantine.
000001574

05.01.1897

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The Demonstration move is heading towards mob-law. Does the Colonial Patriotic Union approve these extreme steps ?
000001572

05.01.1897

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The Authorities cannot state when they will be released from quarantine. The Steamer officials believe it will be on Friday or so.
000001569

05.01.1897

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They are still quarantined and it is not certain when they will be granted pratique. The "Crescent" s. S. is expected from Bombay soon.
000001573

05.01.1897

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'Umzino' with 493 Indians was given pratique yesterday. The passengers were taken to the bluff and the vessel brought inside.
000001589

06.01.1897

00096 SYMPATHY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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000001587

06.01.1897

00096 SYMPATHY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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Some remission must be given to them as they have lost all their crops on account of locusts and are therefore hard hit.
000001577

06.01.1897

00094 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00095 ORGANISERS OF THE MEETING

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The Government holds that a demonstration will thwart Government's intention to prevent the influx. At present Government has no power to prevent landing.
000001590

06.01.1897

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000001578

06.01.1897

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The telegraphic reply of the Government is the outcome of a cabinet meeting held at Maritzburg yesterday morning.
000001579

06.01.1897

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A Conference of Colonial Patriotic Union and Organisers of the meeting was held privately. It decided to abandon the demonstration.
000001580

06.01.1897

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While we support every constitutional attempt to prevent the "Importation" to free Indians, the demonstration idea is foolish and harmful.
000001586

06.01.1897

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The new law is enforced thoroughly will soon give us a criminal and destitute population and it will tax our energies to keep them in order.
000001585

06.01.1897

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The Council adopted Mr. Scott Motsson that bye-laws should be framed to confine Indians of specified categories to locations.
000001584

06.01.1897

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The Government rightly refused to sanction unconstitutional means. Violence would be playing into the hands of Gandhi.
000001583

06.01.1897

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000001582

06.01.1897

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A translation of the passport now handed to Aliens who satisfy the officials of their worthiness (Verbatim Translation). The passport is to be renewed every 3 months and then every year.
000001588

06.01.1897

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000001576

06.01.1897

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2

We must all unite to prevent free Indians Influx and avoid unconstitutional methods and put principle above self.
000001581

06.01.1897

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"s. S. Crescent" is hourly expected from Bombay and has a large number of free Indians on Board.
000001606

07.01.1897

00097 MITCHESON, P. E. G. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Government should prove their bonafides by rushing legislation to stop the Asiatic Invasion. There may be blood shed even before councils are summoned.
000001607

07.01.1897

00098 AFRICANDER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

"Before the countless (Indian) microbes pour in and irremediably flood" the colony. Natalians should go to the shore and request the Indians to go back unless in the meantime. Government hurry through bills to prevent the inroad.
000001613

07.01.1897

00099 NOBODY ABROAD, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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"Every one derided Dr. Jameson's generalship. Only Colonel Rhodes, Ex-Secretary to Lord Harris aroused Universal interest here".
000001601

07.01.1897

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Harry Sparks and Mr. Putnam interviewed Attorney General. The Deputation on return seemed confident and hoped that Government will find ways of sending back the Indians.
000001605

07.01.1897

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After 23 days' quarantine, i.e. 12 days after the fumigation the steamers will be granted pratique on Sunday when they can land the passengers.
000001618

07.01.1897

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The plague should strengthen the hands of the Durban Committee. Indians and Chinamen have appeared in Cape Town also. An united and determined attempt by all Colonies should be made.
000001602

07.01.1897

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Harry Sparks stated that the demonstration was not definitely given up. Their plans had not matured.
000001617

07.01.1897

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A Second meeting was held here which resolved on a third meeting to consider the demonstration idea to prevent landing.
000001616

07.01.1897

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Energetic steps (Described in detail) are taken by Durban. Feeling is running high. Unless the Indians are landed secretly a row seems imminent Gandhiji is said to have a complete printing plan to start a paper.
000001615

07.01.1897

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The Town Council have resolved that the time has come when Indians and Natives not servants or owners be located outside.
000001614

07.01.1897

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The objection against Gandhiji's translation was upheld by the court as Gandhiji was not a sworn translator. The opposing counsel urged a long quarantine for Gandhiji and many week's custody for his client.
000001611

07.01.1897

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The Government rightly refused to approve of the idea of a demonstration as they cannot agree to ways and means which are not constitutional. The prevention of influx of Indians is a complicated question for more even than that of disfranchisement.
000001604

07.01.1897

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The Union is very much alive as seen by its programme of meetings. Organisations with the same object should amalgamate.
000001600

07.01.1897

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Other Private meetings were held chiefly by the Demonstration party. Government Attorney General has received a deputation.
000001608

07.01.1897

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Government's reply will give general satisfaction. It was despatched after a Cabinet meeting in the fore noon.
000001612

07.01.1897

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The Article strongly condemns premature violence and supports "Witness's" suggestion to call a special Session of the Parliament and to organise meetings.
000001599

07.01.1897

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The Union does not favour the idea as it is illegal and harmful, several meetings were held to persuade dropping of Demonstration.
000001598

07.01.1897

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000001597

07.01.1897

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The Committee of the Monday meeting were divided among themselves as to the steps they should take in view of Government's reply. The Committee having no status it was decided to send the wire to Government as from Harry Sparks.
000001596

07.01.1897

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000001595

07.01.1897

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The Union will soon have rules etc. Already 2500 have become members. Meetings will be held all over the colony to gather support.
000001594

07.01.1897

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The Committee urged to various centres - Please hold meetings to support us and request Government to call a special session of Parliament to deal with the question.
000001592

07.01.1897

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Another meeting today will consider Government's reply to Monday's meeting resolution. Colonial Patriotic Union tried in vain to merge the two Committees.
000001603

07.01.1897

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Secretary of the Natal Indian Congress stated that Government's reply to the Demonstration meeting did not mean much and denied that the congress wanted to "import" free Indians as that would mean competition with those already here: But he added the so called free Indians are imported by English firms here for their own convenience.
000001593

07.01.1897

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"Please convey the strong popular feeling against their landing to the quarantined steamer's Indians, request them to return."!
000001609

07.01.1897

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It has caused a profound sensation in the city. It will strengthen the hands of the Government in dealing with quarantined Indians.
000001591

07.01.1897

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A mass meeting will be held to consider Government's reply to our resolutions of Monday's meeting and to decide on further actions - Harry Sparks.
000001610

07.01.1897

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There is no much vitality in it. There is no influential man on its roll (E.P.Society in PMburg)
000001631

08.01.1897

00102 DE.V. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

Every Government certainly has the power to pass a provisional drastic measure to overcome all legal difficulties if it really sympathises with the people.
000001629

08.01.1897

00100 COLONIAL PATRIOTIC UNION 00101 DEPUTY MAYOR

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"Please take steps to cope with this threatened evil of the landing of Indians as it will cause over crowding and insanitation" - Chairman.
000001634

08.01.1897

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The question was firmly referred to the committee of the whole Town Council. The market was characterised as illegal and of stolen goods.
000001641

08.01.1897

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The ravages of the Bombay plague show the wisdom of imposing quarantine. If necessary all Indians ports should be declared "Infected".
000001633

08.01.1897

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1

We hear that many Indian traders also desire restriction of free Indians' immigration. But they cannot openly sympathise.
000001643

08.01.1897

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1

But this demonstration plan is harmful. It may lead to violence and thus defeat its object and force the sympathetic Government to side with Indians.
000001630

08.01.1897

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1

Unless Asiatics are excluded English men and particularly English women cannot make Natal their Home. That should be done even if Sugar Industry has to perish.
000001639

08.01.1897

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According to 'Natal Advertiser', Indians are indifferent, they think it Government's job. Colonial Patriotic Union Holds aloof from the move for demonstration.
000001635

08.01.1897

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000001636

08.01.1897

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The formalities have been complied with and the Property of Smith W. M. transferred to Pillay A. M.
000001638

08.01.1897

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It is expected Indians will be landed on Sunday as by then 12 days will have gone since fumigation.
000001620

08.01.1897

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The rumour that they were to be released from quarantine yesterday has no truth in it. The date is not yet fixed.
000001621

08.01.1897

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Attorney General's statement that Government would reign and not actively suppress violence was reprehensible. They should have upheld Law.
000001627

08.01.1897

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Signatures are being taken of those "Willing to go to the point and prevent the landing of Indians by force, if necessary".
000001622

08.01.1897

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Report of the meeting in which Attorney General's statement (1621) was announced Full of provoking speeches. "Indian ocean is the fullest peace for the quarantined Indians" etc. From concluding portion it appears violence to the person of Gandhiji was precontemplated.
000001640

08.01.1897

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We heartily endorse the suggestion of the last night's meeting to call a special Sessions. That is the legitimate way of dealing.
000001628

08.01.1897

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The Attorney General interviewed, said that there was no hopes of repatriation compulsory or voluntary. "Government have not such power".
000001637

08.01.1897

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Government's attempt to get the demonstration dropped failed. Attorney General will wire the resolutions and get instructions.
000001626

08.01.1897

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"If you are willing to close your store to enable your assistants to join the demonstration. Please sign below". - Harry Sparks.
000001625

08.01.1897

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It was held this morning. Active steps are taken to enlist labour support and the steamers movements are closely watched.
000001624

08.01.1897

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"Natal Advertiser's" report of the meeting. It resolved on taking out a demonstration also. Complete Report.
000001623

08.01.1897

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"Natal Mercury's" report of the meeting. Reference to Gandhiji full of hatred - to other Indians also but specially to Gandhiji. "Sink the Ships". "I would give a month's pay to have one shot at the ships".
000001619

08.01.1897

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The Supreme Court held as valid a promissory note signed by Nepaul and endorsed by Nidha as having liability against Nepaul only.
000001632

08.01.1897

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000001663

09.01.1897

00104 J. P. B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Let us first ascertain if the "free" Indians who come are not really indentured by a private agency. If so, they can be easily sent back as the process is against law.
000001662

09.01.1897

12296 CIVIS BRITANIARUM SUM 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Suitable Immigration law and educational tests for franchise will do it. But British Empire will never deprive Indians of the proud title of C.B. & to suit Natal as that would change the constitution of the Empire:
000001654

09.01.1897

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The following leaders have been appointed for Railway men, Point-men, Printers, Carpenters, Store-assistants, Brick-layers, etc.
000001655

09.01.1897

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Enthusiasm in running to fever heat. An Australian - resident for 4 hours was enthusiastically heard and greeted.
000001660

09.01.1897

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Demonstration tries to force the Government to do an impossible thing. We are for Constitutional agitation - meetings and petitions etc.
000001670

09.01.1897

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Indians employed to distribute handbills to protest against the invasion. An Indian struck a white boy for pulling down a notice.
000001656

09.01.1897

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It was announced that people should be ready at 5 A.M, when Indians would land - no, would try to land "Gandhi to the Point".
000001667

09.01.1897

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000001658

09.01.1897

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Meetings at Dundee and Richmond will be held Richmond Road Farmer's Association also will hold one.
000001650

09.01.1897

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Inflammatory harangues will most likely lead to violence and lend colour to Gandhi's mendacious and malicious charges. Government is weak-kneed when it says that it will resign rather than crush violence.
000001661

09.01.1897

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000001668

09.01.1897

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1

The following leaders will guide the divisions against their names. Mounted trumpeteers will sound the signal.
000001669

09.01.1897

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The proportion of the agitation is an emphatic reply to the reported intention to claim damages for quarantine.
000001666

09.01.1897

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000001652

09.01.1897

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Mr. Harry Sparks is emphatic in this desire to organise orderly demonstration and not a riotous mob.
000001651

09.01.1897

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It has appointed heads of various sections of the trade and organised volunteers and buglers to inform the public. Response is very great.
000001664

09.01.1897

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Durban Young Men's Parliament will hold a special session, in response to a requisition to consider the problem.
000001642

09.01.1897

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Last Week's activities show that Durban is in earnest means business. Government has candidly expressed desire to stop "free" immigration.
000001646

09.01.1897

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He would consult his own comfort if he does not set foot on Durban. His maligning and blackening the colony has provoked us.
000001645

09.01.1897

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The organisers of the meetings and demonstration must have complete control over the crowd while keeping up spirits.
000001644

09.01.1897

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They showed Durban's determination. Any false step or precipitate violence will help Gandhi. Government is with us.
000001647

09.01.1897

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A peaceable demonstration is to be made against Indians of the two steamers if they refused to return Temporary legislation is also proposed.
000001653

09.01.1897

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000001648

09.01.1897

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Natal has to look to the welfare of the Natives as well as Indians already there: They agree that further influx should be stopped. Again the demonstration must be peaceful to be successful. - Gandhi wrongly imagined we would sit still while he continued to pour 1000 to 2000 Indians per month. The meeting was a success.
000001649

09.01.1897

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Government has gone as far as possible to meet the popular view. It will call a special sessions and resign in case of violence.
000001665

09.01.1897

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000001659

09.01.1897

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The question was discussed by the cabinet and then the Governor had a long interview with Sir Robinson J.(Premier).
000001657

09.01.1897

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A mass meeting will be held to pass the Durban resolutions regarding the Asiatic Question.
000001671

10.01.1897

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He was given 2 months and 12 lashes. He refused to plead guilty and so his counsel retired. He made no statement etc.
000001686

11.01.1897

00105 TAYLOR, GOHU 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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Demonstration will be harmful. I suggest the observance of a special day when pledges may be taken to prevent immigration, first by constitutional means and then by force if necessary.
000001703

11.01.1897

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3 Soldiers going from Calcutta to London died on board. This is an excellent lever for our Government to work with to stop immigration.
000001708

11.01.1897

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In order to detect secret landing there is very efficient organisation. Telegrams of assistance have poured in.
000001696

11.01.1897

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Some official report that Mr. Gandhi and the Indians are in a State of "Funk" and willing to return. The Captain has called Mr. Spratts for negotiation. Mr. Wylie etc. have gone to steamers.
000001697

11.01.1897

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It is temporarily imposed, pending Government orders, as it has 6 Indians from Bombay.
000001698

11.01.1897

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000001700

11.01.1897

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Great Britain would see that India is not disaffected by our treatment of Indians. We cannot stop immigration of a class of Indians and keep door open for another class (Coolies) East Africa is a good outlet for India. It would be a tactical blunder to make Gandhi a martyr. He must be let alone.
000001699

11.01.1897

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Interviewed a Natalian, said that he believes in constitutional means and so suggested that the quarantined Indians must be allowed to land. But after that the Indian must go to avoid trouble.
000001709

11.01.1897

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The movement has got good financial support. It is surmised that landing will not be tried before Monday.
000001682

11.01.1897

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Local Indians (Pretoria Indians) are raising a fund to assist their Natal brethren in the present struggle.
000001684

11.01.1897

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It was suggested that Gandhi may test the fitness of an applicant to be admitted as an interpreter. But chief Justice decided otherwise.
000001674

11.01.1897

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A Johannesburger who offered 1000 men to support the cause had a scuffle with an opponent. The former afterwards apologised.
000001685

11.01.1897

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Mr. Sparks will stand for Durban County during the next election. He has good support.
000001680

11.01.1897

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The Times of Natal says many men have arranged to go to Durban - Some foregoing a day's pay.
000001701

11.01.1897

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1

Government is justified in refusing to call a special sessions since the Demonstration party insist on adopting unconstitutional and violent means. Government is week kneed towards demonstrationists.
000001711

11.01.1897

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He was drunk says.
000001702

11.01.1897

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1

Up to a certain point it has done good but excess is always dangerous. If they do not Kup within constitutional bounds they would have created a Frankenstein.
000001693

11.01.1897

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Interviewed Capt. Ballard said the quarantined steamers cannot come before 4 o'clock. He admitted the point was a place of great interest.
000001681

11.01.1897

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Meetings at Ladysmith, New Castle and Cape Town were held - All averse to Asiatic Invasion.
000001707

11.01.1897

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It has annoyed the demonstrationists. A Meeting is called to consider the new aspect.
000001694

11.01.1897

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It is understood that cLosing of stores at the time of landing will be general. Towns people are on the alert.
000001705

11.01.1897

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1

Though a little unfair, it will force Government to pass good measures. Natal objects to "free" Indians and not labourers.
000001704

11.01.1897

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1

We are glad that the Organisers urge people to be peaceful. The Immigrants should better land at some other port.
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11.01.1897

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"Natal Advertiser's" report of Saturdays and Sunday's incidents in Durban.
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11.01.1897

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Principle Under secretary has informed Mr. Sparks that Government will introduce a measure in its ordinary Session early in march to check immigration of free Indians and is taking other steps also.
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Report full of Pmburg Meeting with the usual flings- Like "Black Scorpions" against Indians. Report of a Dundee Meeting. Also. [Note: On the back of this page there are (1) leading article re Asiatic Invasion and (2) a letter by "Citizen" re: Speeches at their meetings.]
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11.01.1897

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Durban's request to hold a meeting to urge Government to call a special sessions was complied with by an enthusiastic crowd.
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The Demonstration Committee were at hand all day. At 9-30 P.M the Committee informed to public that landing time was not yet fixed.
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11.01.1897

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Mr. Wylie announced that a firm had given Rs.25/- for the movement. Messages of sympathy from various places were read.
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11.01.1897

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Meetings are held of and on Perhaps the quarantined Indians will go to Transvaal. Meetings all over the colony also held.
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11.01.1897

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Messages of sympathy from all over Natal were read. Dr. Mckenzie appealed to the boys to avoid riot and disorder.
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11.01.1897

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Pratique was granted this morning at about 10 A.M. The Steamers will cross the bar at about 4 P.M. Passengers will not land at once.
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11.01.1897

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"5000 men walking to the point to down 200 or 300 miserable coolies... would brand their cause for years and years."
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11.01.1897

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One rumour is that they will be conveyed to Transvaal direct. Another that they will be landed at port Shepstone.
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11.01.1897

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The Deputy Mayor informed Mr. Poynton that the Municipal Corporation realised that there was no accommodation for them. Bye-laws will be duly enforced.
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11.01.1897

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The trumpeteers have been sent to get their horses. Intense excitement prevails. Health officer went to give pratique at 8.30 A.M.
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11.01.1897

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The Meeting did not favour a Special sessions to deal with the Asiatic problem It left the matter to Government.
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11.01.1897

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The Meeting called upon Government to repatriate quarantined Indians and to stop free Indians immigration for which a special sessions of the parliament should be called.
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11.01.1897

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Men were camping on the Back Beach all night and the encampment and watch will continue till Indians land.
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11.01.1897

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Every one was on the qui vive. Mr. Sparks Harry announced that pratique may be granted early morning. All should assemble.
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11.01.1897

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The Union tug Natal went to fetch the European passengers and the 2 water police at about 12 noon.
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11.01.1897

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"Please support plea special sessions". The Maritzburg meeting chairman wired "All resolutions passed unanimously".
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12.01.1897

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Permitting their disembarkation would be a blunder and a crime with irretraceable effects. Our merchant and public men are to blame.
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12.01.1897

00108 IMPARTIAL COLONIST 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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I object to the word. They are not enemies. Their insanitation is due to their poverty. They made Natal. Is this "British Justice" ?
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12.01.1897

12858 YOUR WELL-WISHER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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Meetings at hotels lead crowds into temptation to drink and are therefore dangerous to peace.
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12.01.1897

00107 COLONIST 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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He could show his practical interest in the anti Indian movement by cLosing all the bars on his premises.
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12.01.1897

00109 ANTI-BUBONIC 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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Why did she take on board the six "Gentlemen"? Perhaps they came to Delgoa Bay by the "Crescent". The "Greek" must be treated like "Courland".
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12.01.1897

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He said that Indians expect that justice will be dealt to them by the Government and they will land. Gandhiji is not afraid but he could not say about "New" Indians.
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12.01.1897

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Ship owners are approaching the Committee with a view to returning Indians: negotiations proceeding.
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12.01.1897

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Col Bettington contradicts the report that he had offered 1000 men to assist the demonstration party.
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12.01.1897

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They said Natalians were UnChristian and that they (Captain and Engineer) entirely sided with Indians. Indians were respectable men. The law-breakers were Natalians and not Indians.
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12.01.1897

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He detailed the hardships and the mutual charity of Indians. Gandhi was unknown to Indians. The Captain was very bitter against Natal Quarantine which was worse than Turkish. (An interesting interview)
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12.01.1897

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He contradicts the report that he wished to stand for Durban city during the next general election.
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12.01.1897

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The "Mercury's" description of the preparations for the demonstration when Indians land. Negotiations were not complete.
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12.01.1897

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A meeting will be held on Saturday. Great excitement prevails special sessions resolutions will be passed.
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12.01.1897

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The negotiations are still going on the matter is not as easy as it appeared to be. The proposals are that new comers may return if fare and compensation are paid.
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12.01.1897

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Report of an interview with the captain It varies materially almost wholly from "Natal Advertiser's" reports regarding Indians and Gandhi etc.
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12.01.1897

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"Natal Mercury's" full report of 1755,1756,1757,1758,1759,1760.
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12.01.1897

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"The Greek" was released, from quarantine late last night. Indians were set free this afternoon with the consent of the Committee.
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12.01.1897

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The parliament is further prorogued till March 4, it shows that Government does not wish to call an early session for the coolie Problem.
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12.01.1897

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When he met the Committee, he thought he was dealing with the Government. He did not bring in the vessel as he was not sure about his passenger's safety.
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12.01.1897

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It was simply a question of expense as Indians had declared their willingness to return. All but Gandhi should be beated fairly.
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12.01.1897

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Demonstration leaders enjoined patience. The Captain is negotiating. Attorney General is here: He is to be approached for return fare charges. (The time of the wire is pointed 10.15P.M. This seems to be wrong. It should be 10.15 A.M.).
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12.01.1897

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One such stated that Gandhiji would explain if allowed. He denies exaggeration of attempt to bring free Indians. There is no clique etc.
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12.01.1897

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Wylie said Gandhi was where, they hoped, he would remain (Voice:- Have you the tar ready for him ?) None will be allowed to land.
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12.01.1897

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It was announced that important negotiations are going on and their position is the same i.e. return of every one to India.
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12.01.1897

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The number of Indian new comers is hardly 1/6th of the estimate to land. They may be sent back but others and the families of settlers should be allowed to land.
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12.01.1897

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There is a rumour that Government demurs to the payment of the sum demanded by the owners of the quarantined ships.
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12.01.1897

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Star's telegrams describing the scene and excitement in Durban previous to landing up to the 12th January.
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12.01.1897

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It opined that the quarantined Indians be repatriated at state expense and there be no further "free" Indian immigration.
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12.01.1897

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The sub committee has returned with the Captain of "Naderi" Negotiations are going on. The Captain of the "Courland" will come next morning Announcement to be at 9 P.M.
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12.01.1897

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A Deputation boarded the vessel to confer with the master. It succeeded in inducing both masters to come ashore and confer.
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12.01.1897

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The sub. Committee is coming back. Dada Abdoola and Company has appealed to the Government for protection to passengers at the time of landing. But "Courland,s" Indians are anxious to return.
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12.01.1897

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Nothing has transpired since last night. The committee is still negotiating. Announcement unlikely before to night.
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12.01.1897

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12.01.1897

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He said that Gandhi emphatically denies any exaggeration. or connection with any importing agency. There were only 70 new comers.
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12.01.1897

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"Natal Mercury's" version of the speeches by Dan Taylor,Wylie, Dr. Mackeuzie etc. Both the version tally.
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12.01.1897

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It has served its purpose as it has drawn public attention Apparently it may seem to be illegal but if the law is bad people have a right to break it However demand for a special session is unwise. Durban is lawless in a respectable manner.
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12.01.1897

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The Whole Colony must back up Durban. Though prevention of landing is impossible future immigration must stop.
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12.01.1897

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Round condemnation for playing low to the gallery and offering Reins of Government to mob-law, just for vote catching.
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12.01.1897

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A white Hotel-keeper was charged for supplying liquor to an Indian off the premises and another for selling it to natives.
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12.01.1897

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A proclamation by H.Excellency, prorogues parliament until 4th March.
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12.01.1897

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As she had 6 Indian passengers from Bombay via Delgoa Bay, She was quarantined.
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12.01.1897

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They have now received pratique. Europeans and special Natal Indian passengers will be landed by the Demonstrationists. "Crescent" discharged all her Indian passengers at Delgoa-Bay to avoid trouble.
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12.01.1897

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'Natal Witness' rightly condemns Government's lukewarm policy. It recalls apathy - the drastic measures taken by the Cape and Australia to prevent the convicts from landing. However at present Government must be supported.
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12.01.1897

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Dada Abdoola, being only for the 'Naderi', her Captain has the right to negotiate, but for the 'Courland' Dada Abdoola alone has the right.
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12.01.1897

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The meeting formed a branch of the union and passed a resolution requesting Government to call a special sessions to stop "free" immigration.
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12.01.1897

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The Captain informed us that previous statements regarding number and character of the Indians is misleading. Gandhi brings only his family. Only 50 come to Colony and there are no artisans.
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12.01.1897

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Of 350, 100 are Wives and families of Natal Indians. There is no artisan. Indians are frightfully afraid. The Committee agrees to allow the Natal Indians safe arrival and feels sure of success.
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12.01.1897

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As desired by the "Courland" passengers a Demonstration sub-committee has left for her to negotiate for their return. The owners are likely to comply if return fares are paid.
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12.01.1897

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The Committee had a further interview with Attorney General, who expressed satisfaction for the Committee's doings so far.
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12.01.1897

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It was rumoured that as a result of an agreed arrangements new comers will be shipped back by the courland. But according law the Captain have no authority to negotiate.
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12.01.1897

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The 2 European said Gandhiji was a thorough gentleman. Neither he nor Indians were afraid to land. They were anxious to land.
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12.01.1897

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A resolution for compulsory return was proposed at Dundee but withdrawn as meeting was not in favour.
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12.01.1897

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A resolution to from a branch of the League to support white Natalists regarding Asiatic problem had no seconder at the Dundee Meeting.
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12.01.1897

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Mr. Sparks announced that while the"Courland's" skipper was prepared to return Indians conditionally, "Naderi's" skipper was firm. The Crowd expressed themselves quite prepared to "receive" the 'Naderi'.
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12.01.1897

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One Committee member said they were not objectionable and they had gone to the point just to see them land. Another posed a firmed attitude - a different story.
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12.01.1897

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After one days quarantine she was given pratique. The 6 Indians were disinfected. But they will not be landed just now.
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12.01.1897

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"Courland" May go to Delgoa Bay, "Naderi" may come inside, "Greek" has been Quarantined, Everything is ready for demonstration.
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12.01.1897

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The question of returning "new" Indians is narrowing down to one of money. Dada Abdoola and Company is to be consulted.
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12.01.1897

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He deprecated hasty legislation which would hardly be agreed to by the council and the Imperial Government.
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13.01.1897

00110 PAGE, H. D. 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

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He weakly criticises the agitation against Asiatics and while charging me with stabbing in the dark, hides himself in a non-deplume.
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13.01.1897

00024 WHITE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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Even these Indians who are domiciled must be boycotted and thus ejected, to save our children from this "social blight". (For Correspondents name see 1799).
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13.01.1897

00112 ANOTHER CITIZEN ? 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

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He prates about constitutionalism but no great reform was ever made without a threat of violence 3 pounds fax is a lukewarm measure:
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13.01.1897

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The Demonstration committee announced that negotiation have broken down as the Captains had not kept faith. The rumour about Gandhi was unfounded.
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13.01.1897

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On the basis of returning new-comers (except families of Natal Indians) negotiations are going on Mr. Gandhi relies on Government help to disembark.
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13.01.1897

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The alarms are now being given and the crowds now rushing to the Point.
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13.01.1897

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After an all-nights watch the ships are seen clearly moving. Alarm has been sounded. It rains heavily. All Is Lortte excitement.
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13.01.1897

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13.01.1897

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One of the Britisher Kicking out an Indian trader into the sea and the other of the shoe(colony) wiping out her Indian babies.
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13.01.1897

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The Committee has received a big pile of letters of sympathy from every corner of Natal. One writes "Bravo! Durban!".
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13.01.1897

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To show complete reconciliation the two presented themselves together on the balcony of a hotel.
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13.01.1897

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A Special sessions with a hasty bill Will only delay settlement as the Bill would be considered by legislative Council, and Home Government, as a result of the Demonstration and therefore would be rejected.
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13.01.1897

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We have Imperial obligations, to discharge and so matters must be calmly gone into. The quarantined new comers will probably go. We must take our stand on racial purity agreement.
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13.01.1897

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13.01.1897

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13.01.1897

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The Secretary informs us that they were receiving encouragement from all quarters Specially Transvaal.
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13.01.1897

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13.01.1897

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Mr. Sparks wires: Steamers kept outside 2 days already Day our best expects steamers this morning Later: Demonstration is now gathering to proceed to the Point Later : Enormous demonstration now waiting the arrival of steamers.
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13.01.1897

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The Committee declared that the demands of the captains were exorbitant. They wrote down counter proposals Mr. Gandhi will have to return if negotiations succeed. They regarded Gandhi "With the utmost Contempt".
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13.01.1897

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The Crowd outside the Central Hotel heard with good humour the harangues of some men and waited with patience though hald wet with rain.
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13.01.1897

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He said the Committee were doing their best, working night and Day for & days.
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13.01.1897

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Gandhi was looking "abject and miserable". "There are two or three swallow tailed individuals on the 'Courland'but not of Gandhi's class at all".
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13.01.1897

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The Captains have broken faith as they did not reply in time (Voice:-"tar them") They may be ready for the point parade early morning, and must "go on" or "Stand off" and allow disembarkation according to leaders orders.
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13.01.1897

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A Meeting was to be held last evening at Howisk and one meeting is called at Ixops for Saturday.
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13.01.1897

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2 Hotel Proprietors have agreed to close their hostels to avoid trouble due to intoxication during the demonstration.
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13.01.1897

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Pratique was granted on Monday at 7.30 P.M. After the Demonstration Committee was satisfied that the 6 Indians were not new comers they were landed.
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13.01.1897

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14.01.1897

00113 G. E. O .B 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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Natal Government Railway Goods Department forted its employees on pain of dismissal to join it Those who joined the demonstration in spite of the ban it is feared be victimised.
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14.01.1897

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Description of the behaviour of the crowd.etc in great detail. Jokes "Gandhi, Gandhi, you come here for all the tar and feathers".
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14.01.1897

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"Natal Mercury's" report which tallies almost verbatim with "Natal Advertiser's" - of the speeches condensed in parts.
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14.01.1897

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They are a good breed but are slightly ant of condition after their prolonged stay on board.
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14.01.1897

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When he learnt that the Demonstration Committee was not the Government he refused to treat with it any longer and negotiations ended abruptly.
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14.01.1897

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The Interview that dispelled many suspicions and cleared misunderstandings. Gandhi seems almost at his best here: (It Gandhiji's large heartedness) and firmness etc:Note:).
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14.01.1897

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The Demonstration proved a most significant unanticipated success which lay in its failure to achieve its immediate object.
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14.01.1897

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Though Mr. Gandhi rightly feels actually the treat-treatment meted at to Indians, restrictive legislation is inevitable to prevent the Indian onrush. The Demonstration fizzled & out by the tact of Attorney General.
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14.01.1897

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14.01.1897

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A leader full of forceful reasoning:-The Demonstration was a complete fiasco. The Government and Indians won. The Government conspired with the Demonstration Committee and practically gave up the reins to the Committee; A double game played etc.
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14.01.1897

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A lurid journalistic description of a tour in the Himalayas and Kashmir by "A Nobody Abroad".
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14.01.1897

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14.01.1897

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He demanded 10000 pounds compensation for the return of the Indians 'Courland' 7500 pounds , and 2500 pounds for Nanderi which was to land passengers.
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14.01.1897

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The illegal methods of intimidation were justified by the results and the magnitude of the interests at stake. The Government had all through, the movement under control, despite appearances to the contrary. The question is now urgent.
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14.01.1897

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Official returns show that Courland had 249 Indians, and Naderi 368. There were 2 European passengers on each.
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14.01.1897

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Captain Minle (Milne?) held himself responsible for Gandhiji's injuries. When Gandhiji left the steamer he did not interfere in view of Attorney General's assurance of safety.
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14.01.1897

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14.01.1897

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Not the Slightest hostility was shown to them, another evidence of the loyalty of the people to the Durban Committee.
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14.01.1897

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The report is not correct in some detail. It says Gandhi was disguised as an elderly Indian lady. It is silent about representatives of the crowd searching Rustomjee's house. "He was very much dazed but eyewitnesses state that he bore himself solidly and pluckily through out."
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14.01.1897

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The Indian invaders would not be negotiated with on the basis of equality and fairness and so they fell through. The language is beautiful.
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14.01.1897

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A picturesque description in high-flown style of the gathering of the demonstrators near the point in torrential rain.
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14.01.1897

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14.01.1897

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A summery of Durban scenes before and during landing and Gandhiji's rough handling. Gandhi was badly cut and bruised, Workmen feel that they were humbugged.
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14.01.1897

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We are facing a grave crisis. We are opposed to any more "Free" Indian importation. Our aim is to keep Natal a white man's colony(Signed by Poynto).
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14.01.1897

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People dispersed and went home as quickly as they had gathered. A majority appeared to be satisfied with the term of events.
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14.01.1897

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To the surprise of the crowd they saw a single individual in a boat coming straight from the ships. He was the Attorney General.
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14.01.1897

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Though some landed yesterday afternoon immediately after the port captains permission, most landed this morning. Complete quiet prevailed.
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14.01.1897

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By abusing Indians and Gandhi, they adroitly pacified the crowd and made it abandon the demonstration. The best punishment to Gandhi was to let him live and be spat upon.
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14.01.1897

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Though it will be a serious handicap in the negotiations, it was but the work of irresponsible roughs Demonstration Committee people must disown them.
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14.01.1897

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No doubt they will experience a profound sense of relief that the demonstration has ended in something like smoke.
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14.01.1897

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The quiet at the central Hotel premises presented a marked contrast to the tumult of the last week.
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14.01.1897

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One member sent a note to another that "Murder would be going on" to which the reply was the Committee had resigned and was not responsible.
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14.01.1897

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They were charged with creating a disturbance by whooping and brandishing their sticks. They were fined from 1pound to 2pound.
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14.01.1897

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He says that Gandhiji was struck with a stone on the temple causing blood to flow. One blow was severe as to make him stagger.
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14.01.1897

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After all the demonstrators had collected;-a huge gathering; Escombe began his speech. He succeeded in getting. the demonstration dropped.
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14.01.1897

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At about 1 P.M. yesterday there was a false at alarm that boats laden with Indians were coming ashore:
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14.01.1897

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He moved his Ship nearer while taking precautions for his passenger's safety. The demonstrators rushed hither and thither in surprise and they soon left to attend a meeting. That is haw the demonstration.
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14.01.1897

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Both the steamers were escorted by Government ships. Attorney General was on board of one of the escort vessels.
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14.01.1897

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A free Indian attacked his wife child and mother in law with a rice stamper and a wood chopper. The cause is said to be jealousy In custody.
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14.01.1897

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Graphic account of the historical lynching of Gandhiji. He "Maintained a calm appearance" and said "I expected something like this I am Going to leave it to their justice". (Except Mr. Sparks every one of the Demonstration Committee Kept clear of the mod.-
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14.01.1897

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After assuring the passengers of their safety under the Natal Government's laws he moved away ashore and led away the crowd to a meeting.
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14.01.1897

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Two photographers- G.W.middle brook and J.W.Bradley, - took excellent views of the whole proceedings.
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15.01.1897

00115 EYE WITNESS 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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He was neither fisted nor kicked, and blood did not flow. He got only a couple of handfuls of mud and fish. "The Plucky Mr. Gandhi".
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15.01.1897

00119 TORY, A 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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Natal has been handed over to mobliw for the last 10 days, and wild speeches are delivered. Unless tactful action follows Natal may join Transvaal.
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15.01.1897

00116 ROQNEFIELD G. A. DE. LABISTOUR 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

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I enclose a copy of my letter to the Town Council on the conduct of certain Natives at the time.
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15.01.1897

00116 ROQNEFIELD G. A. DE. LABISTOUR 00118 MAYOR & COUNCILLERS

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You should show by action that you would not countenance disorder; otherwise the demonstration will have an evil effect on the Natives.
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15.01.1897

00114 H. W. W 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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The British Subject plea is too often flaunted against us, but Cape Colony and even the Crown Colonies ban the advent of Indians. Like them we should step issuing licences to them.
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15.01.1897

00120 INDIANS 00121 HUNTER, William Wilson (Sir)

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Telegraphic summery of all the incidents connected with the ships; assault on Gandhiji, and threatened legislation.
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15.01.1897

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The Durban report is incorrect.Passangers will land after fumigation. Asiatics on Steamers at Durban now will not be allowed to land here:
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15.01.1897

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The inconvenience the coolies have suffered will check the overflow. Every passenger will be an agent for stoppage of immigration.
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15.01.1897

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Interviewed by Rafi-Uddin-Ahmed,Chamberlain sympathised but said it was a labour and not racial question and self colonies were quite free in the matter.
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15.01.1897

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Several landing on Wednesday after noon and others on Thursday morning. Some bound for Mauritius are still on board of Naderi.
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15.01.1897

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Due to the fizzle excitement rapidly waned. Many thinks the Demonstration Committee have been "Spoofing" them; the Committee claims a" moral" Victory (?).
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15.01.1897

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Williancs J.P.Writes that the present is a favourable moment for a plebiscite in Natal to decide whether to join the Republic.
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15.01.1897

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Williams G.R. in "Digger's News" suggests that the present crisis is an opportunity for Natal joining hands with Transvaal but he is indignantly repudiated. He would be more warmly received than even Gandhi.
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15.01.1897

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Though he was largely at fault, this un-British and cowardly action has only helped him and tarnished our name. The best way is to stop all immigration including that of Europeans.
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15.01.1897

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Resolution urging prevention of further advent of free Indians and calling a special sessions were passed. Indians are less civilised".
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15.01.1897

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Resolutions which will strengthens the Government's hands in dealing with the question will be passed at Richmond on the 19th...
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15.01.1897

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Feeling is unanimous here that the immediate steps should be taken by calling a special sessions or it will be locking the stable after the steed is gone.
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15.01.1897

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The whole Colony backs Durban in its efforts to prevent this colony from being a second Mauritius. It is all due to our primary mistake in mishandling the native labour problem.
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15.01.1897

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A firm and consistent policy based on "Natal a white Colony" will achieve something but we must be moderate in our demands Mr. Gandhi is right from his point of view in calling our attitude "Leonine Partnership".
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15.01.1897

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It shows that the Colonial office will not be an obstacle as feared. Chamberlain takes a sensible and broad view and recognises our rights.
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15.01.1897

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Fletcher H.Was fined 1 pounds for Keeping his premises in an unsanitary condition. He was hauled up after a warning was neglected.
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15.01.1897

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The Demonstration Committee which incited the people by its wild speeches is responsible. He is provided with a strong justification of his view. He hopes he will not be molested now.
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15.01.1897

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He will resume practice shortly. His inquiries are not serious but is still under treatment. His doctor was once mistaken for his lysome boys.
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15.01.1897

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After describing Gandhi's escape incognito, it publishes his interview with "Natal Advertiser". His stand is "Practically impregnable and reasonable".
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15.01.1897

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It will hold a public meeting in the Town hall on next Tuesday.
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15.01.1897

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Durban behaved as though "there are not No 10 Commandments", and the Imperial statue Book. Britain cannot insult Indian.
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15.01.1897

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Our report is likely to likely to mislead. He tried to use his influence to prevent further harm to Mr. Gandhi.
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15.01.1897

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Natal Government rightly refused to call a special sessions. It would have harmed the cause by alienating Imperial sympathies.
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15.01.1897

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In view of the plague the castle steam packets company have wired instructions not to take any passengers.
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15.01.1897

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The Government will propose Bills as desired by the public, but that will be only to catch votes as the next sessions will be the last before election. It seems definitely that there was collusion with Demonstration leaders who were used as the cat's paw. But honesty pays even in politics.
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15.01.1897

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While the "Mercury" compliments the Demonstration and the Government; "Natal Advertiser" thinks the demonstration was a failure: Victory rested with the Government and Indians.
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15.01.1897

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Vivid and correct detail of his escape in disguise. He at first strongly objected to the disguise process but later on yielded.
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15.01.1897

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Captain (of the old bluff sea sort): "He is the worst gander, I ever had to do with. We are in terror of our lives"etc.
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15.01.1897

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Necessity knows no law, the British subject plea should be brushed aside for Natal. But Natal should not be violent.
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15.01.1897

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Photographs of the means of getting rid of the undesirable coolies, i.e. of the Demonstration are for sale at a cheaper rate than what Gandhi would charge for advice i.e. 2sh. 6d.
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15.01.1897

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'Natal Witness's" Durban correspondent writes that Government is condemned for not protecting Gandhi and the Demonstration committee is condemned for making demonstration a failure, and misleading the public regarding Government attitude.
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15.01.1897

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An Interesting and instructive analysis of the forces at work. Judicious legislation and not "Crazy and fanatical" demonstration is the remedy.
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15.01.1897

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Speakers sympathised with Durban agitation but stood for constitutional methods. Government's weakness was condemned.
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16.01.1897

00125 TIDDY F. J. 00083 STAR NEWS

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The demand of self-preservation justifies everything. The rioter appealed to the sword just as their forefathers did to get their country.
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16.01.1897

00117 LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R. 00122 TOWN COUNCIL

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16.01.1897

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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One of the most striking and sincere eulogies of Gandhiji. The first great tribute. "Intimidation is out of question, as even if he knew that the Town Hall were to be hrown at him He would not quail".
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16.01.1897

00123 BISSET, A. H. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

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Grave breach with the Indian Government must be avoided. Colonial born Indians cannot be asked to go, so short term recruitment of men only with compulsory return each time is a solution.
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16.01.1897

00127 SCHENK H. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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The Speakers insinuated that Gandhi should be tarred and feathered violence but everything ended in fiasco. The leaders sold the people.
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16.01.1897

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While we have full 500000 it is scare mongering by mischief makers to point out the exodus of inroud of natives to or from Transvaal.
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16.01.1897

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Before entering upon their Quixotic course, they should have weighed the forces. It is a Victory for Indians Sympathy with Gandhi.
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16.01.1897

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"They met, those gallant heroes, they were quite 5000 strong" and Vowed as Lars Porsena, no more they'd suffer wrong"(The name of the writer is Q.
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16.01.1897

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After cheering the speakers of the market square Meeting till he was hoarse, a man went to buy a match from a Chinaman.
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16.01.1897

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16.01.1897

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Whether the employment of Kaffir prostitutes for trapping purposes is not playing the game low on the licensed vice?
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16.01.1897

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Funny coincidence that both were butchers fortunately. They were not required to exercise their calling regarding "1/2 dozen miserable Coolies".
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It recommended (?) strictest quarantine (2) Power to sanction of refuse sale of immovable property to Asiatics (3) Locations; (4) the right to grant or refuse trading licences as Durban desired.
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16.01.1897

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He paraded his 15 wives, each with a baby and said the babies were only "this year's crop" to Some Maritzburg visitors.
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16.01.1897

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Those who plead moderation are "Old ladies" and his speech wristled with agent . Gandhi who show courage of convictions and pluck"-He lands un-English bullying.
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16.01.1897

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This denced awkward Hindu Problem is upsetting me. It is not I who import the coolies so much as the farmer and help him so much as the trader and yet am blamed.
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16.01.1897

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If you are in the minority, look our for your nose or eye. Opinions down in Durban, They change about each day.
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16.01.1897

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16.01.1897

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"When I Have crossed the Bar" - Gandhi "Waiting for the verdict"...Coolies in quarantine.."We are in the devil of a mess"-ministry etc.
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16.01.1897

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Though Indian labour is essential, it is an economical error to allow unrestricted influx of Indian traders and coolies.
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He will do so in a day or two. It is intended to bring up before the Court any person who insult him.
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16.01.1897

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Since last meeting 61 more members were enrolled. It has thanked the Demonstration Committee of Durban and offered monetary assistance.
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16.01.1897

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Another Meeting has been called on Tuesday Night. The notice is signed by Sparks Harry but the agenda were not stated.
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16.01.1897

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Resolution for the introduction of legislation to enable Municipal bodies to deal with Asiatics were passed.
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16.01.1897

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16.01.1897

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Durban rose in revolt against this fall. The Colonial Government should assist in returning the coolies to India; their hardships will stop influx.
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16.01.1897

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16.01.1897

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Those whites who instigated Natives must be found out. Not the 4 Natives but their instigators should have been punished. A shameful thing.
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16.01.1897

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Durban deserves congratulations for an effective demonstration. Violence was never really intended. The assault on Gandhi was isolated and due to his folly in landing during day-(time) light. The Indian traders must be resisted.
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16.01.1897

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I have never employed an Indian, nor have I ever had an Indian tenant. I have never brought 1/2 sh. Worth from an Indian store: If every European had boycotted, there would never have been this influx.
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16.01.1897

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They are not likely soon to hear the last of their voluntary surrender of powers for which Government are supposed to exist.
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