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Correspondence  > 1898

Correspondence: 1898
 

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000002658

03.01.1898

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Since the accused was a drunkard, the judge awarded mild punishment. This has encouraged a person to intend to commit murder and escape full punishment by being drunk at the time. Strong Condemnation.
000002907

04.01.1898

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1

We do not think Town Council is rightly informed when it says that the colonial secretary insists stoppage of the removal of Indians to locations. It chamberlain disagrees it will not be on the Indian problem.
000002659

06.01.1898

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1

Supplying Kaffirs with shooting-irons will recoil up on Indians painfully. They are popular as hawkers of fruit etc.
000002896

11.01.1898

12421 ATTORNEY FOR INDIANS 00349 TOWN CLERK

1

My Clients have either already made alterations or are ready to do so to remove Sanitary Inspector's objection at any cost. So kindly re-consider my refusal has been upheld by Town Council and so the application is rejected.
000002660

11.01.1898

00326 TYAB, Haji Khan Mohammad 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Our men were released on our bails. We had decided not to give cash bail on British counsel's advice. We will fight out the case at any cost.
000002897

11.01.1898

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Three reports by the sanitary Inspector obviously biased and even without inspecting the promises. Rejection even in spite of good report from the Sanitary Inspector.
000002662

12.01.1898

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1

A list of the number of non-European employees in Natal Government Railway and other Government Departments.
000002661

12.01.1898

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1

Our 'Coolie Ledger' was missing as also personal accounts of the two owners. The Trustees could not say how many book-debts could be recovered etc.
000002665

13.01.1898

00327 N.M.C 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

They do not affix proper stamps; Debtors are made to sign promissory notes of greater amount than actually paid. They exact work from clerks on holidays.
000002666

13.01.1898

00328 BOOMERANG 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

When an Australian is officially classed among coloured half breeds, Imperial Federation is a long way off. Every Australian is.
000002663

13.01.1898

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1

After personal inspection the Licencing officer has refused licence to eight applicants; 15 days' notice to remedy the defects is given and then they may re-apply.
000002664

13.01.1898

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1

When she swooned, her body partially undressed, was found so filthy that none would touch her. Her perfume bill was 100 pounds but she did not bathe.
000002667

15.01.1898

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16

The corporation have a good legal right to restrain the defendants from allowing Indian growers to meet hawkers.
000002668

22.01.1898

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1

With prosperity and growth, demand for labour exceeds supply. Indian servants and labourers will be more and more needed despite Natives.
000002669

25.01.1898

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2

When D.Rivaz-of noble descent was found not guilty of assaulting D.Mahmad ; the former charged the latter with malicious prosecution, but the judgement was for Gandhiji who was for the defendant.
000002670

27.01.1898

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1

Sir Wragg W. Said it was nonsense for an Indian to adopt or have "Anglier" as surname. That Mr. Laughton was fined 2 pound was "irony of tate".
000002957

28.01.1898

12437 BARRETT, W.W. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Paradox's defence of myself is almost fully correct. Balwant deserted three times stole money and exasperated me. They are a very ungrateful Lot.
000002671

28.01.1898

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1

E.Samders of Sander & Co., was charged with assaulting Ismael Adamji and causing serious harm. Gandhiji for Ismael Adamji. Case adjourned.
000002673

29.01.1898

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1

"These are but a few of the un-English, ungenerous, drastic and inequitable political measures, with Natal has inaugurated her self-government. [Saturday Review].
000002672

29.01.1898

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1

The Magistrate held that the serious injuries were not caused by the assault and there was provocation, so he fined Saunders (sunder) 1 sh. Each party to pay costs.
000002675

31.01.1898

00329 ANGLIA, M.C. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

My surname is Anglia - not lier. I resent this attempt at ridiculing me as it reflects colour bias. My name is more sensible than Wragg, Fish, Pig, etc. ["It is not connected with 'Asiatic agitation' His view is absurd"-Editor, 'Natal mercury].
000002678

31.01.1898

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1

Musa's counsel contended that he did not own 'a store' and was not a 'hawker' as the Magistrate held. So he need not have licence. The court upheld him.
000002677

31.01.1898

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3

 
000002674

31.01.1898

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2

Mr. Laughton said that the Dealer's Licence Act left a loop hole. It did not say that Town Council's decision was final. Hence his appeal to the Chief Court. Very able arguments to nullify the Act. Judgement postponed. Chief justice inclined for Laughton.
000002676

31.01.1898

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1

Musa was fined 5 shs. for not taking out a licence for his stall, held in passage. He appealed and the Court quashed the Magistrate's convictions, under the Dealer's Act.
000002679

31.01.1898

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2

It means that any person can carry on retail business on private property without a licence. "Our Coolie friends" will run to get the most out of it. The law should be amended.
000003701

01.02.1898

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1

I have examined the boy in English' Arithmetic. He speaks English well and Lives in European style. He deserves admission.
000002680

01.02.1898

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1

He admitted having stuck the Indian, but pleaded provocation. This was his fourth appear and on a similar charge.
000002681

03.02.1898

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1

Durban etc. are Indian bazaars, with a few whites. "Sammy" has dis covered loopholes to defy successfully the laws recently passed.
000002682

03.02.1898

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2

While Chief justice held that appeal did lie with the Supreme Court, 2 Judges differed and so Laughton's appeal for Vanda was lost. Interesting Law points discussed by the 3 Judges No judgement regarding costs.
000002683

04.02.1898

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2

One Lawyer was suspended for unprofessional conduct. To enable Natal bar to plead in Rhodesia the Standard of examination will be raised.
000002685

05.02.1898

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1

It has improved Durban's sanitation. If properly applied, the days of the Shanty should be over. Land-lords are now forced to improve their shops. Indians have proved most willing to effect improvements.
000002684

05.02.1898

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1

Supreme Court upheld the intention of the law but an appeal to Privy Council is threatened. The custodian will amend, if needed the law to have it observed.
000002686

05.02.1898

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1

It is dis appointing and a poser. Blocking up of narrow alleys with ugly boxes and a wretched tarpaulin above has to be dealt with by a new law if needed.
000002691

09.02.1898

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1

 
000002688

09.02.1898

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2

Immigrants for 1895-96, 2300; for 1896-97, 3007; for 1897-98, demand for 4007, to meet it special arrangements were made for a supply of steamers.
000002690

09.02.1898

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1

Since some buildings owned by Mr. Logau were reported as U.H.H. after due warnings, the Town Council resolve to close them.
000002687

09.02.1898

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1

The withdrawal of Port-Elizabeth delegates from the League because of the League's refusal to deal with the problem will greatly weaken the League.
000002689

09.02.1898

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1

On the Town Solicitor's minute that Indians were free to squat in passages etc, he was asked by Durban Town council to draft a new Bill to remove this flaw.
000003699

10.02.1898

12614 GOVERNMENT INTERPRETER 12615 EDUCATIONAL MINISTER

4

I am a Christian and live in European style. My boy - 7 years old quite fit. Government rules requiring Indians to exhaust the resources of Indian schools before seeking admission to Government schools are not compulsory. please therefore admit my boy. The Indian Schools are very poorly maintained.
000002692

10.02.1898

00330 N.G.RLY., A Traveller on 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Natal should copy India and reserve some 2nd class carriages for "Natives Only"- To sit by a dirty smelling coolie is a nuisance.
000003698

10.02.1898

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

1

Things have come to such a pass that there is no way out except a Test case. Our legal advisers say like that. Please help us.
000002693

11.02.1898

00331 SINGER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

His remarks are absurd; rather have special laws for "Indian ladies and gents to save unnecessary remarks from European Coolies".
000002694

11.02.1898

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1

Ridicule of the name, a second re-shuffle, of "the quick-charge" art,-is to Demonstration Committee, with a hope that it might have a longer life.
000002695

13.02.1898

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1

Report of the public meeting which formed the above Association as the public was found apathetic, it was resolved to concentrate on Asiatic problem only.
000002697

15.02.1898

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1

The second meeting regarding the estate of Rasool and Hassan; was held but it was adjourned for the production of proofs etc.
000002696

16.02.1898

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1

We are legal holders of the missing note. The finder will be rewarded and one found in illegal possession will be prosecuted.
000003648

16.02.1898

12598 PILLAY A.C.R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send me six copies of the grievances and oblige.
000002698

18.02.1898

00332 CORRESPONDENT, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

On the appointment of an Indian to Advocate Generalship, European Barristers petitioned to the secretary of state of India. The latter however gave a very caustic snub which was joyfully commented upon by the Indian paper. What will Demonstration Committee say to this ?
000002699

19.02.1898

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1

The sickening smell comes not from Indians but from respectable European Working Class men who jump into the train direct from the work.
000002700

22.02.1898

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1

Within six months the surplus of 4000 pounds melted down to deficiency of 5000pounds. Gandhiji's suggestion of empowering Trustees to sell the business as a going concern was carried. Mr. Tatham - "Triumph of black over white".
000002701

23.02.1898

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00002701A

23.02.1898

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5

A printed Draft with "the restriction of franchise in Natal to person of European descent"as one primary franchise file.
000002702

02.03.1898

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1

Indian traders are getting nervous over formation of a new European Company with 10000 pounds capital to control 6 big Coolie Stores.
000002706

03.03.1898

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1

Strong condemnation of the above proceeding. Gandhiji rightly said that the right of appeal was reduced to nullity. It exposes us to world-censure: We have always disliked the ban of appeal to the Supreme Court.
000002704

03.03.1898

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Town Council summarily rejected the appeal without even requiring the Licencing officer to give reasons for refusal. The premises were sanitary.
000002705

03.03.1898

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2

Gandhiji argued in vain that refusal to give reasons for Licencing officer's refusal of licence on illegal and un-British. Durban Corporation refused to give the record and rejected the appeal. Very interesting case of summary injustice.
000002707

03.03.1898

00039 NATAL MERCURY 00000 "BLANK"

1

How can J.F.( )assert that their account books are in disorder ? Does a trader ever show his books to others ? He feels jealous of Indians.
000002895

03.03.1898

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2

One case when Licencing officer's reasons were not even asked for; second in which they were asked but not diversed to appellant's counsel, Mr. Gandhi. Both the applications were of course rejected.
000002708

07.03.1898

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1

A monster meeting was held to protest against Asiatic Immigration. Unanimous meeting. A strong Committee was appointed. A large sum raised. [Note: Port-Elizabeth is in Cape Colony].
000002709

08.03.1898

00333 PROGRESS 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Before immigrants are brought, land question must be tackled. Vacant lands must be taxed heavily. Land reform will settle the Coolie Question.
000002711

11.03.1898

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31

An Alphabetical index of letters written by different persons mostly to Gandhiji from 28th January 1895 to 11th March 1898.
000002710

11.03.1898

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1

Decision on the appeal filed by Graham was postponed to get further particulars. The Indian Claimed insolvency.
000002712

15.03.1898

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1

Reuter's statement that the Bill is after Natal pattern is wrong. Natal Law does not refer to coloured immigrants but to all immigrants.
000002713

24.03.1898

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1

It resolved that an Attorney (of a firm of law) engaged for legal work, cannot act as a solicitor a notary of the firm in Law Courts.
000002723

25.03.1898

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1

A bill giving details of the debt of 303-8-4 1/2 pound by Natal Indian Congress to Gandhiji. [Written in Gandhiji's own hand].
000002714

30.03.1898

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1

Town Council was oppressive.
000002715

30.03.1898

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1

Brief Report (but to the point).
000002716

31.03.1898

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2

We cannot pretend to regret the decision. It is unpleasant for Durbanites to hear their Town Council called "Oppressive". Such things weaken us regarding Indian Traders.
000002703

31.03.1898

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1

The Supreme Court ordered that Town Council regarding hear Laughton's appeal against Licencing officer Costs to Durban Town Council : "A disgrace to the Town Council". [Note: Probably Mr. Spbrath referred to in this and Mr. Somnath SN 2705, are the same.--> Note of Sn. 2704 (?)
000002717

31.03.1898

00334 HARVEY, C.P. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I hereby send it (1-1-0pounds) and shall be pleased to receive the sum. Accounts for quarter ending March. Cheque sent 14-4-1898, Received.
000003702

02.04.1898

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3

Municipalities and Town Boards are hereby authorised to issue all Licences-retail or wholesale except liquor Licence and to make bye-laws.
000003703

02.04.1898

12618 GOLDSMITH L. LIONAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

The position here is so bad that no other race would tolerate it. will you help me in founding a paper to advocate Indian interests?
000003750

02.04.1898

00349 TOWN CLERK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

 
000002718

03.04.1898

00335 WOLFF & ELIAS 00336 KALLENBACH & PHILLIPS

1

The general style, arrangement and careful superintence are satisfactory. The trifle extra(5pound.) on a building of 9000pound, specially so.
000003705

04.04.1898

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2

They are not of "aboriginal races" -nor "Arabs" nor 'Coolies; since the law is not clear and it "restrictive". it must be interpreted in favour of Indians.
000003704

04.04.1898

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4

Law notes prepared by Gandhiji himself on the evidence required in the case. He should prove that (1) He is British Subject (2) Not a Coolie, Arab etc.
00003750A

04.04.1898

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4

 
00003750B

04.04.1898

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4

 
000002719

05.04.1898

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1

It was postponed owing to the absence of the Chief Justice and justice Reitz from Pretoria regarding Locations.
000002720

05.04.1898

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1

By the time the decision of Privy Council comes, the lease of Mandel. Will he practically overy. So even he succeeds, the case will have only academic value.
000003706

05.04.1898

12619 AHMAD EFFENDI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I have heard so much of your goodness that I approach you. I suggest that a paper be started. Mr. Goldsmith is fit to edit it.
000002721

08.04.1898

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1

Tha tham prayed for getting Coots from Adboola of Gandhi. though Gandhi had paid the sent amount Thatham's counsel & Clerk the prayer was refulid.
000002722

09.04.1898

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1

An explanation to prove that Tatham's counsel's application was not "sharp practice", and that to his knowledge there was no ill feeling for Gandhiji.
000002724

09.04.1898

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1

Details of the extract of the Bill by Pitcher W.E. amounting to 19 shillings.
000002735

11.04.1898

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1

Text of the Artistic Address presented by Indians. Eulogistic speeches by several including Dr. Booth. Father was also congratulated.
000002728

12.04.1898

00337 LUBENBURG(?) J.P. 00338 KALLENBACH & PHILLIPS

1

Of all the tenders I liked it the best, but I have to return it as others thought it too costly though all admired it very much. Thank you.
000002725

12.04.1898

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1

It we persisted in our indifference somebody else say Russia may step in. He quoted Lord Lawrence. "From a political view point alone, a Christian India was necessity". Non Christian are a danger.
000002730

15.04.1898

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00339 GODFREY, G.

1

Your friends etc propose to present you an address. Kindly receive it at the Congress Hall on the 18th ...... Enclosed a proof copy of the address.
000002731

17.04.1898

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1

In spite of 9,00,000 'natives' (including Zululand) there was clear want of labour. Natal should invite immigrants; at least white.
000002732

18.04.1898

00340 POWYS R.H. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Why has building Committee passed the plans for a kaffir Hotel in our midst? Such neighbours deteriorated property all around.
000002729

18.04.1898

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1

Shocking instances of the atrocities of Boers in Language and low and action. The removal of the ban on the hawker proved his indispensability.
000002733

19.04.1898

00341 NEIGHBOUR, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

For the last 15 years coloured persons have been living there: The new building are strong and ornamented; still they offended r. H.P.
000002734

19.04.1898

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1

Natal Indian Congress, having insured in The London Assurance Corporation, the sum of 800pound, a policy with particulars will be delivered.
000002736

25.04.1898

00342 TRUTER, Theodore (O.F.S.TURF) 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Durban has the "honour"(!) of being the only town in South Africa, Where Indian Jockeys are allowed to race with European Jockeys.
000002737

26.04.1898

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21

Voucher of 4-15-2pound, for attendance etc. by W. A. Vander plank (solicitor) in the famous Vanda Case. [Bill submitted to Laughton].
000003707

26.04.1898

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

1

Message from Natal Indians was duly communicated to the Secretary for Colonies on the 24th Account and receipt will follow.
000002738

27.04.1898

00343 C.M.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Kindly send all literature regarding Pretoria and Natal To Gulam Hussein Oomor,Calcutta at my expense.
000002739

28.04.1898

00344 VELKOPP H. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

The letter relates the history of the writer's vain attempts to have the barracks removed. "It is a nest of filth and a source of disease".
000002740

10.05.1898

00345 ANTI-PESTIS 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

While proper precaution is taken in the case of Government immigrants other passengers and the Indian crew are allowed to land freely.
000002741

10.05.1898

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1

Timod J.B. sued Kishorbhai and Chilurbhai for 17pound. Gandhiji appeared for the defendant. Case in favour of plaintiff with costs.
000002742

17.05.1898

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1

Received of M.K. Gandhi. 17-13-10pound, being the amount of disbursements regarding New castle appeal. - sd/- Goodricke, Laughton; and Cooke.
000002743

18.05.1898

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6

The survivor and the children to be the only heirs of all their property joint of individual. The survivor to be the sole administrator and executor. etc.
000002744

02.06.1898

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1

After the din of tom-tom of the last few days, it was a treat to see the picturesque pagodas and procession. Police watch excellent. Indian behaviour good.
000002726

02.06.1898

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1

Not one of the numerous coolie devotees of the "figer" cult was 'drunk'. The noise would drive one to drink, but the Indian has a fine car for discord. The 'Gods' were consigned to the passing Waters.
000002727

02.06.1898

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1

It is creditable that of 10000 in frenzy, there were very few drunk. The Festival is a rumaffair, is conducted with spirit if not with spirits.
000002746

06.06.1898

00347 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I forward herewith a receipted voucher for the transmission of the message, also a cheque for the balance of the amount due to you. [Note. The letter is dated 6-6-'98. It refers to a letter dated 26th inst. This is a mistake. It should be 26th Ultimo.
000002745

06.06.1898

00346 HUNTER, P.D (GENERAL MANAGER N…) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have given instructions that 1st and 2nd Class Indian passengers be allowed to enter at the door reserved for those classes. [Note: The letter is dated 6-6-'88; It refers to a letter dared 28th inst; This is a mistake. It should be 28th Ultimo.]
000002748

07.06.1898

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2

4 Appeals to the Town Council, 3 of Indians rejected on the Ground that their particular businesses were overcrowded. The Licencing officer contended that the applicant himself should know English under the clause requiring book-keeping in an European Language.
000002747

07.06.1898

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2

Defendant should plead his tender of 70pound. out of 331pound.'s claim. He Should State that he was not to be charged for boarding. He should set up counter claims for arrest etc.
000002749

11.06.1898

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1

In reply to Mr. Pyne, the Premier said that it was not true that a large number of Indians were unvaccinated, but were not re-vaccinated.
000002751

11.06.1898

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1

Mr. Payne, "Have a large number of Indians on the coast remained unvaccinated. If so, will Government take steps to remove the danger.
000002750

11.06.1898

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1

On the Governments assurance of consideration the amendment, requiring closure of shops on holidays as one condition for licence was withdrawn.
000002752

15.06.1898

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1

On the suggestion of the India office, a clause was passed requiring a bona fide suspicion for the police to arrest an Indian not in possession of a pass. [Note: A sight improvement to protect "respectable" Indians.
000002754

16.06.1898

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4

Interesting arguments regarding interpretation of law III of 1885. The Crux of the question depended upon "Whether residences included business places".
000002753

16.06.1898

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1

It concluded to-day; judgement reserved. No evidence as the case was on the constitution of the law regarding locations. Eminent Counsels engaged.
00002767B

17.06.1898

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

3

Full report of the case Judgement reserved.
000002755

17.06.1898

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2

Defendant is prepared to pay 70pound, but prays that other wise the said claim be dismissed with costs. Defendant is submitting counter claims in.
00002767A

17.06.1898

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1

Full text of the Act no. 28, 1897, with schedule of a form of pass (pass)under the Act and its amendment called Act 19 of 1898.
000002757

17.06.1898

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4

Counter claim set up by the original defendant for 1080pound costs for malicious statements, inquiries and salary due.
000002756

17.06.1898

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4

 
000002758

18.06.1898

00348 KHAN, R. K. (Rahim K.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Mr. Pandit, a Rajkot Barrister, agrees with my decision to visit Natal to see if I may settle there: What are the average expenses for boarding etc. ?
000002759

18.06.1898

00349 TOWN CLERK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter of the 6th instant regarding conditions. It will be brought before the Town Council New Castle in due course.
000002761

21.06.1898

00351 INDIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

He was anxious to aid the police. But with the encouragement of Demonstration Committee etc. they some times black mail Indian merchants who in fear have to forego their dues. this notious caused loss of Transvaal to the British Empire:
000002762

22.06.1898

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In spite of unanimous protest of Indian and British papers including the 'Times', the Secretary only says that Natal is a self governing colony and so he can do nothing. He is shirking his duty. Loyal Indians are good off-set against Kaffirs as Sir L. Griffin says.
000002760

22.06.1898

00350 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Administrator has got a despatch from Colonial Secretary, acknowledging receipt of your cable of humble and loyal congratulation. Her Majesty Queen's thanks for loyalty.
000002763

23.06.1898

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1

6051, well built and healthy Landed. 418 time-expired, and invalid returned. 18 suicides for no ascertainable reasonable cause. 835 time-expired time-expired quitted the Colony mostly for Johannesburg, a few re-indentured Indians continue to form a prosperous and orderly section of the Colony.
000002764

24.06.1898

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I told Mahmad P.D., that he had no case. When he learnt that the Defendant was not the principal in the Contract, he debited the real principals, so he cannot now sue the Agent.
000002766

25.06.1898

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1

Registration Fee of Transvaal Government. Depart-ment of mining.
000002765

25.06.1898

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4

The mere fact of parents being Indians does not bar them from the right of having their children educated there: There are no rules.
000002767

27.06.1898

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2

Sydney Daily Telegraph grumbles against 'the evil of mixed races' and whites' deterioration by Indian Immigration, but forgets, that they themselves needed Indians, once. We trust the Viceroy will protect Indian right to British Empire Colonies.
000003700

30.06.1898

12616 HEADMASTER GIRLS PRIM.SCHOOL 12617 PAW (Mrs.)

1

Rules forbid admission of Indian pupils below 4th... form. No Indian boys' can therefore be admitted to this school.
000003708

30.06.1898

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

1

The circular was inadvertently sent to the Durban Magistrate. Government think it necessary to apply it to Durban in view of many doctors there:
000002768

02.07.1898

00252 AGRICOLA 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The Wily Asiatic has reduced the Immigration and Licencing Acts to a fraud, a total failure: Make a clean sweep of them saying they are not wanted here:
000002769

07.07.1898

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1

Since three natives were found victims of small-pox. all Indians and Natives are to be quarantined at Charlestown by Government Order. Trains to be Watched.
000002770

08.07.1898

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1

The Counsel contended that Licencing officer in refusing Licence on the grounds that the applicant had already 1 store and that he himself did not Know English was introducing extra-objections. The Premises were approved costly and sanitary. Decision past poned.
000003709

09.07.1898

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

1

No representation has been made to Government to provide medical aid to them. Each such (non-white) case will be dealt on merits.
000002771

16.07.1898

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1

Debit Natal Indian Congress. 2-10-0pound . Exchange 1% on cable transmission (for 75pound)-0-15-0; cost of cable transmission 1-15-0pound. Total 2-10-0pound.
000002772

20.07.1898

00353 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I forward a copy of the correspondence recently placed before Parliament; I regret the delay.
000002773

21.07.1898

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1

Received 3-7-6pound, being Premium for the renewal of policy no.......for750/-pound from 30/7/98 to 30-7-'99 (Union Assurance Society).
000002774

29.07.1898

00350 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter of Yesterday. Please send me a copy of the previous communication referred to as it has not been received here:
000002776

07.08.1898

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(1) A coolie saw his master brutally murdered but did not even give an alarm (2) One tried to draw out an eye of another (3) A third was about to stab a white man. If these our 'brethren' were not allowed to trade; old Ladies of Exter Hall would howl.
000002775

07.08.1898

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1

The "gentleman"- usually hawkers - 'is the most objectionable type of Banyah' and no line can be drawn between a banyan and the lowest coolie.
000002779

09.08.1898

00355 UNEMPLOYED BRICKMAKER 00357 'STAR, THE'

1

Coolies are displacing us. At Turffonteen a Company employs only Coolies and thus starves us and our families. Government should help us.
000002781

09.08.1898

00359 LYON J. & CO. 00360 HOOSSEN, A.J. & CO.

1

It will undoubtedly bear very hardly on Indian. Ethically it is neither just not fair, but from Transvaal's and South Africa's view point it is right.
000002777

09.08.1898

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2

The Company is Building premises for their employees, which are really palatial. A Detailed de-soription of the facilities. The company deserves credit for all this.
000002778

09.08.1898

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1

2 Judges in favour of defendant with costs. 1 in favour of plaintiff with costs. Morris J:- "I should have decided in favour of plaintiff in the case were 'resintigra' but under a previous precedent with unanimous judgment. I decide in favour of the Government of Transvaal - but trust Defendant will be treated fairly".
000002788

10.08.1898

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1

4 interviews, 3 of which feared more or less hardship to the poor. 1 manager of a big firm, unreservedly hailed it.
000002782

10.08.1898

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3

We send a copy of the correspondence. We will do our best to get you justice. British South African Colonies are Colour prejudiced, and thus harm the Empire:
000002791

10.08.1898

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1

One and all complain against it. One was very bitter and preferred to go to India to preserve self respect. Others looked to Britain for justice.
000002790

10.08.1898

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1

Dr. Krause, thought, hawkers and servants will be allowed to prosecute their calling as before:
000002789

10.08.1898

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1

"Honest White traders cannot compete with those who live on the smell of an oil rag". Pay: White Employee 20pound to 25pound. Indian Employee 3pound and sleep in the shop.
000002785

10.08.1898

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1

Majority of European Merchants; specially grocers hail it. One soft-goods merchant said it would have disastrous effect. Indians are honest. They regard the Law unjust and the judgement must injurious. 7000 traders with 1000 stores and 3000 hawkers will be affected. One merchant may appeal to British Agent. European Coolies and Poles etc. Conducting dirty shops are unaffected he complained.
000002787

10.08.1898

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1

'Natal Advertiser's' account nearly the same (see 2784). The paper to be tri-lingual.
000002784

10.08.1898

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1

It will aspire to cement the Whites and Indians to ventilate Indian grievances, to promote Indian trade and industries etc.
000002793

10.08.1898

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2

By Suleiman's Case's precedent residence includes business premises. British Government has allowed Transvaal Law of Unequal treatment to Coloured persons to Stand. Defendant must win with Costs.
000002783

10.08.1898

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2

On public grounds it is beneficial, but as an argument it is open to question : Will the Judges agree to make their home. However the Coolie will be compensated by being free to capture the whole Native Trade.
000002792

10.08.1898

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000002786

10.08.1898

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1

Opinion is divided-Grocery and soft-good merchants differ. Large merchants fear great hardship for the poor, Losing cheap sale and credit.
000002794

10.08.1898

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2

 
000002780

11.08.1898

13574 MERCHANTS 00357 'STAR, THE'

1

Though it will cause embarrassment to Asiatics: it is a boon from the hygienic view-point and of the stimulus it will give to (honest) trade.
000002795

11.08.1898

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1

The decision is the outcome of the Vilteer's award. When appealed, Chamberlain J. Abided by it reserving the right to "friendly representations".
000002796

16.08.1898

00361 AIYER, P.S. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

I am the sole proprietor, director, etc. of the paper. I has no connexion, editorially, financially or in any other way.
000002798

20.08.1898

00364 WORKINGMAN, A 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Why is the Coolie allowed to fish outside the bar, when the white man is prohibited ? Why this special favour when Whites starve?
000002797

20.08.1898

00362 PILLAY C.M.(LATE SECY. INDIAN 11823 PRESS, THE

1

We have in South Africa the poly andric Nair, the polygamous Muslim, the ignorant Coolie and the dirty Kathiawari Bania. We have imaginary evils.
000002799

23.08.1898

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1

As a majority of Coolies come from Madras; our Government should pay attention to the fact and if it continues, the Government should enforce precautions against its introduction here:
000002800

23.08.1898

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1

Hasan Casimer pleaded guilty for carrying on wholesale business without a licence. Fined 10 shs. Defended by Renaud.
000002803

31.08.1898

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1

The Anti-Asiatic and European protection Association alleges persistent evasions of the Act and reckless grants of certificates Government should inquire: Its suggestion of a special Government Department is note-worthy, but it is too costly for the colony to maintain one.
000002804

31.08.1898

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1

The Hon. A. A. Effendi of the Ottoman School Kimberly, willed it will champion the cause of A.H. Khan as Khalif and Sultan Of Turkey.
000002801

31.08.1898

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1

Though 7000 Indians are indentured for, and the (Indian Immigration) Board cannot complete the indents, there will not be a serious shortage till crushing occasion.
000002805

05.09.1898

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1

It agrees with European protection Association saying that time expired labourers are poor and Arabs buy certificates from them to evade Law.
000002806

12.09.1898

12128 HUNTER, William Wilson (Sir) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

Your letter. Thanks for the votes of thanks, I wish my efforts had proved more successful. I will continue to draw public attention to your grievances.
000002807

12.09.1898

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1

1. Report. 2. Submission of Account 3. Consideration of debt incurred by Mr. Nazar. 4. Hon. Secretary's resignation etc. please do attend. Photostatted.)
000002808

15.09.1898

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2

The Durban Town Council members plainly said that appeal was disallowed only because the applicant was an Indian - though clean, wealthy etc.
000002809

15.09.1898

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1

It is impossible not to feel some sympathy with Gandhi. The Appellant was not an "undesirable" according to Immigration Act. A Direct Anti-Asiatic Law would have saved such an applicant.
000002810

16.09.1898

00359 LYON J. & CO. 00047 DADA ABDOOLA & CO.

1

We enclose "Daily News" issues and "Daily Graphic's" on the subject. Kindly send authorised particulars regarding your grievance to enable us to help you.
000003711

16.09.1898

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12

List in alphabetical order with subscription of each.
000003710

16.09.1898

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17

List of Donors and donations to the Congress with a table showing total expense (3 pound013 etc) and balance pound 123 odd.
000002812

16.09.1898

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1

 
000002811

16.09.1898

00014 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Very thankful for your thanks. Only sorry that efforts here for our countrymen were not as successful as desired.
000002813

16.09.1898

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1

Though from abstract justice view point Osman D. has been treated harshly, Town Council was only doing its duty to the country and constituency and so were right.
000002814

17.09.1898

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1

An European syndicate buys estates and cuts it up and then sells to Asiatics. Two estates have been thus sold. European protection Association and Anti Asiatic Association is rightly aGitating.
000002815

27.09.1898

12132 PALMER, William 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Kindly publish the enclosed letter addressed to the Anti Asiatic Association.
000002816

27.09.1898

12132 PALMER, William 12133 ANTI-ASIATIC ASSOCIATION

1

Before even the notice of your meeting was issued, I have told my partners to cancel the firm's name. Mr. sparks was insolent and inaccurate etc.
000002817

27.09.1898

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

The rumour is absurd. He would never stop to a scheme to alienated lands to 'undesirables'.
000002818

28.09.1898

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1

To enforce the law severely would be to inflict severe loss to many. It is grossly unjust that Polish Jews can carry nefarious trade e.g. gambling dens and honourable educated have to go to location.
000002820

10.10.1898

12461 HENDERSON, W.M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

As per your suggestion, the subscription list is forwarded to Abdul Kadir with a request to collect subscription. Thanks for suggestion.
000002821

11.10.1898

12136 DUNGARSHI MORARJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

They strolled into Dutch territory just for a walk and were jailed for three day's, and bailed for pound 10. Two shows passes and were confiscated. Do the needful.(Pranams' (salute) by Kalidasbhai also)
000002822

11.10.1898

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1

240 pound out of 3 300 pound estimated are already collected. Calls are to be made on the Indian Community.
000002823

12.10.1898

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1

In the meeting to protest against sanitary arrangements regarding, by the Town Council, Mr. Roberts said - "The best thing was to kill all Asiatics and bury them. No use fumigating their body or cloths."
000002828

14.10.1898

00021 ANGLO INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Respectable Indians should be allowed to live anywhere; Others should be in locations; Indian should be imported to farm and taxed for civilising them. They are unfit for self government.
000002825

17.10.1898

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5

Thanks for generous hospitality and affection Congratulation for communal unity in South Africa; Diamond Library and Indian Hospital. Suggestions regarding cleanliness and English Education etc.
000002826

19.10.1898

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3

Strong adverse comments on the vain efforts of Lyons J. and two British papers to secure trading rights from British Government (Colonial Secretary and Secretary for India) " It would be still more monstrous, if Indians are allowed to ruin the whites.
000002824

24.10.1898

12180 ANTI-INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

It is a diabolical shame, they are allowed to carry on their dirty ways, spitting on the pavement etc. The whole 'boiling' must be sent back.
000002829

24.10.1898

12410 'LAYMAN' 00000 "BLANK"

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very interesting thought-provoking panorama of world's history. The defying of manner and the growing gulf between the classes is a prelude to a catastrophe, which may ruin our Empire and our civilisation. -by "Layman"
000002827

24.10.1898

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1

To replace 7th Hussars returning Home, troops from India with two officers and 500 men will arrive, and proceed direct to Ladysmith and Maritzburg.
000002830

25.10.1898

12140 RETIRED OFFICER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

0

Considering the good service of Indians; why not raise a Native Army under white Officers. The letter is to feel public view.
000002831

25.10.1898

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1

The League invites its members to attend a public meeting convened by the Association; at the request of the Government to Consider the Asiatic Immigration Act. Business important.
000002833

27.10.1898

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1

Important business: A full attendance of members is requested. The meeting is not open to the public.
000002832

27.10.1898

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1

It is misleading to say that the meeting is convened at the request of the Government. Government wanted only to know their views regarding defects in the Immigration Act.
000002836

28.10.1898

00317 BIRD, C. (Principal Under-Secretary) 12133 ANTI-ASIATIC ASSOCIATION

1

Kindly inform Government in what respect you [Anti-Asiatic Association], and Natal Progressive League think Immigration Act defective. "Land-Owning will be carefully considered.
000002837

28.10.1898

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 12411 NATAL PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE

1

As the correspondence enclosed dis closes the Chairman was only requested to point out defects in the Immigration Act. So the meeting is not at our request.
000002835

28.10.1898

12133 ANTI-ASIATIC ASSOCIATION 12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

1

Kindly legislate in terms of our resolutions to prevent influx of, and possession of property by Asiatics.
000002839

28.10.1898

00351 INDIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

"Before the advent of Gandhites"; none of the Acts tormented the Indians. Gandhi is to blame for racial ill-feeling and new disabilities.
000002834

28.10.1898

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1

The Colonial Under Secretary sends us a copy of correspondence between the Government and the Anti-Asiatic Association; and Natal Progressive League.
000002840

28.10.1898

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1

The applicant had contended that the Licencing Officer was bound to receive the application again even though he rejected it once and Town Council upheld him. Appeal dismissed.
000002838

29.10.1898

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

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000002538

29.10.1898

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2

The Chairman stated that the administration of the Act was improper. There were loopholes. Asiatics continued to filter. Some law was needed to keep watch.
000002841

31.10.1898

12411 NATAL PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE 12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

2

I send the notice under a bonafide impression founded by perusing only a part of correspondence which was read to me. Government rightly resented; but it was a misunderstanding.
000002842

31.10.1898

12412 DONE J.S. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

6

An appeal in sincere tone but grandiloquent and rather faulty style to put up? a school for Indian girls of Eastern Vlei Railway and corporation.
000002843

02.11.1898

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1

Very sincere and vigorous protest against tacit permission for to dens to exist. Condemnation of capitalists missionaries, Government Gandhi etc; for this criminal negligence." Horses are treated better."
000002844

02.11.1898

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1

I think there are some parts in Natal where only Coolies can live their occupation will benefit the Colony. why wholesale opposition?
000002845

03.11.1898

12223 CAMROODIN, M.SGAD 12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

1

They have created great dissatisfaction. Memorial to Her Excellency being prepared. Kindly suspend rules meanwhile.
000002846

04.11.1898

00318 PITCHER W. E. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sending you a Notarial Copy. The Bond was passed before me as Notary on the 10th Ultimo and registered on the 11th.
000002847

07.11.1898

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1

The matter was receiving serious consideration. Concerted action of the whole of south Africa needed to stop the influx. Conference of Premiers possible.
000002848

08.11.1898

12133 ANTI-ASIATIC ASSOCIATION 12132 PALMER, William

1

The committee while unanimously supporting Mr. Sparks, were glad to learn that you at once retired from the dirty transaction.
000002849

09.11.1898

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1

Phenomenal demand for labour totalling 10,745 with last year's balance, out of which 4,135 have been allotted. Health excellent.
000002850

12.11.1898

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2

Dundee Town Board heard a petition to cancel a Licence already granted ['signed by nearly every ratepayer'] by Licencing Officer to a Chinaman Licence cancelled. [It is doubtful if the action was legal. nongranting was appealable and not granting.]
000002852

12.11.1898

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2

When, as by Justice Beaumont and recently, the jury is bullied and tutored, the system becomes a farce. Better abolish "Trial by Jury".
000002853

12.11.1898

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1

At last even Mr. Schreiner agrees with us for a concerted measure: Without it Asiatics will surely dribble. Natal Act is a failure: The British plea-'Civis Romanus' idea must be shelved for ever.
000002851

12.11.1898

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1

As a race at least. Italians are far more welcome here than the Coolie. They beat latter hollow in agriculture and hardi hood.
000002856

14.11.1898

12413 ZULU 00124 NATAL WITNESS

1

The latter is the man of the soil with full local knowledge. His selling Lands to Indians; 12 years ago, should not go against him.
000002855

14.11.1898

00209 TRUTH 00124 NATAL WITNESS

1

Just because Mr. Ortlepp sold land to Asiatics 10 years ago, he cannot be charged with insincerity for being against their influx now.
000002854

14.11.1898

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2

Mrs. Davis's "excellent" address at a women's Meeting." We want consent age raised for Kaffir's and contd. on the next page Indian girls also. Cape recently raised the age to only 14 Men back 'the intuitive sympathy of women and so are blind.
000002858

15.11.1898

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000002857

15.11.1898

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2

Freed from 'Caste' restrictions, the Indians are becoming a greater nuisance daily. They contaminate others. Some laws should be made.
00002869A

16.11.1898

12414 ROT TOMMY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

In a new advertisement "the auctioneers are instructed to accept Indian bids" what does the Anti-Asiatic Association do? Is it asleep?
000002859

18.11.1898

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1

Italians can fully displace Indian labour and introduce sericulture and avert the danger of Black Vs. white Chief Steamer service is wanted.
000002861

20.11.1898

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1

'Madras Standard' is reported to have engaged a special representative in Natal to advocate the cause of Indians here:
000002860

20.11.1898

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1

Neither Zulus nor Europeans want them. These undesirable would swamp European trade and make Zululand as bad as Natal-if they could.
000002862

23.11.1898

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22

The leader shows pathetic loyalty and hope [regarding the protection of Indians in South Africa] in Chamberlain and the incoming Viceroy Lord Curzon It contains splendid quotations from Curzon's speech before his advent in India.
000002864

24.11.1898

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1

They shall remove to Locations [their business premises also] before 1st January with rare exceptions before April 1st,and July 1st Those with rights before 1885 to apply.
000002863

24.11.1898

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3

Transvaal has dealt very tenderly with them. It is fulfilling its duty of self-protection. A concerted drive of all parts in South Africa is needed.
000002865

27.11.1898

00021 ANGLO INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

My last letter was to help the whites; most Indians may be sent to locations, and made to contribute for hospitals, schools, etc,but some respectable Indians may stay.
000002867

30.11.1898

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1

A member said Cap Town without the suburbs would be left largely to coloured vote. Sallies of bitter sarcasm and wit against Boers and Asiatics.
000002866

30.11.1898

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1

Two Indians were fined shs 10 and 30[1] for sleeping in storage of sweets etc. with his wife and three children. [2] for making a boy sleep there [in the store].
000002869

30.11.1898

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2

Before a distinguish of audience of Indians and a few Europeans, Kadir A. opened Mr. Madanjits Press [Qudrilingual] Booth e. praised Natal Indian congress's Loyalty.
000002868

30.11.1898

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1

He suggests concerted action for all South Africa. Natal Act did not go far enough. The Conference while recognising British Subjects' rights should exclude them.
000002870

02.12.1898

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2

We are glad the cape takes the initiative concerted action alone can be effective. Exclusion needed for trade and plague reasons. Do close Delgoa-Bay; it is better it Portugal also joins. Transvaal must.
000002886

05.12.1898

12418 ANTI-ASIATIC SOCIETY 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

0

In view of the plague at Madagascar ,our society urges complete stoppage of Indian immigration to save trade and Lives.
000002905

06.12.1898

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0

He openly advocates encourage ment of Indian immigration as Indians "are best fitted" for East Africa. At the time when British Empire Colonies advocate a policy of exclusion such a pronouncement will create political complications.
000002871

06.12.1898

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1

In reply to the resolution urging immediate legislation; the Premier said that there need be no hurry. A conference would strengthen their hands.
000002872

07.12.1898

12415 D.W. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

Natal Act is ineffective and prevents desirable Colonists [whites]. Free Indians must be sent to some reserved parts with compensation etc.,
000003145

09.12.1898

12452 INDIAN IMMIGRATION TRUST BOARD 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

No recruiting of labourers within 200 miles around infected districts. New clothing : 3 medical inspections. Fumigation after 35 days, isolation.
000002905

09.12.1898

00351 INDIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

0

An Arab told me that Native Doctor's at Bombay accept bribes and allow infected persons to board steamers. White Doctor's should be employed.
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10.12.1898

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10.12.1898

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The bill of expenses to the appeal to Privy Council regarding Vanda Case.... Total pound. 214-4-11.
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10.12.1898

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The appeal to the Supreme Court was not of the nature of a writ of certiorari, as there is no trace of that view in the appeal to the Supreme Court or in the Appellant's case here: Dismissed with costs.
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10.12.1898

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When they allow their recently arrived possibly infected relatives to sleep an our cloths, it is better we wash them ourselves and prohibit immigrations for sometime at least.' Samy' is at all times undesirable, more so now.
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10.12.1898

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4

The Licencing Act Vested the final authority in the Town Council and expressly or by implication negatived the right of appeal to any court.
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10.12.1898

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Case for the applicant As the Chief Justice held the Natal supreme Court had full jurisdiction to hear the case, and its authority was not ousted by the Act 18 of 1897.
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10.12.1898

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There is no knowing when a bale of cloth from India may bring the disease. Sanitary precautions may do something , but some Indians never practice it.
000002880

11.12.1898

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A History of the case and the appeals. The appeal was made to the Privy Council at Congress expenses. The decision will be welcomed all over the Colony.
000002887

12.12.1898

12418 ANTI-ASIATIC SOCIETY 00063 COLONIAL SECRETARY, Pietermaritzburg

1

Mr. Mc Intosh of Natal relates how six Indians quarantined at Delgoa-Bay wanted to board 'Ifafa' They will come by some other steamer. This shows the need of complete ban on immigration.
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13.12.1898

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We deeply regret the decision. It finally bars the citizen's recourse to judicial bodies, is a blow to civil liberty and sets a bad precedent.
000002882

14.12.1898

12416 COLONIST OF 20 YEARS CLOSE, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It is questionable if the Corporation can be congratulated upon such a miserable misuse of powers or if the Privy Council Judgement will be welcomed by fair minded persons. Vanda's only fault was that he was a successful business-man, and the corporation consisted of merchants who resent his success.
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15.12.1898

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1

The Trading Hindoo has snatched the trade from Natal's European Store-Keepers. The Same fate should not befall Zululand.
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16.12.1898

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1

It was a remarkable scene. Indians seemed to be consumed with the desire to serve British Empire: Mr. Escumbe rightly said they occupied an honourable position.
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19.12.1898

00022 CONSISTENCY 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

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20.12.1898

12417 ROBERTS P.E. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Sir Hunter W. has suddenly gone to Baku on the Caspian owing to his son's illness. No letters are forwarded. He hopes to be back by the end of January.
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21.12.1898

12418 ANTI-ASIATIC SOCIETY 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

I enclose herewith 2 letters sent by Anti Asiatic Association to the Government. As yet they have been only acknowledged by the Government.
000002888

21.12.1898

00022 CONSISTENCY 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

1

Indian competition has lowered prices thus benefitting a many at the expense of the few. we have enough of rigus like "insurance and butcher's ring's A very able presentation to the Indian Case.
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21.12.1898

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It is a racial struggle to save the colony and so we appose Indians But the Act was not intended to oppress, as Dundee does; those who are here already
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22.12.1898

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It would be simply ridiculous after his acceptance of Villier's award and Natal's equally anti Indian policy.
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23.12.1898

12422 OHEO P. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Act is not administered in the spirit of the intention of Legislature: It was to prevent new comers, not to oust those already here as in a Chinese case [cited].
000002892

23.12.1898

00359 LYON J. & CO. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Hoossen & Co. inform us that you are deeply interested in the matter. Will you correspond with us as many Indians do?
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23.12.1898

12419 MORCON W.B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I can advise on any particular case under Act 18. Regarding Immigration Act. I am unwilling to advise as you have already made it the subject of a political communication to me.
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24.12.1898

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24.12.1898

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I regard it as a very discreditable and dishonest Law, as no secret was made regarding applying it to Indians alone. We all feel humiliated whether we admit it or not. may make any use of this letter.
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30.12.1898

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I have received all your literature: The British Committee of the Indian National Congress is doing its best for you. I am sorry that you are treated unjustly.
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31.12.1898

12420 CAMROODIN & CO. AND OTHERS 12214 SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COLONIES

24

It is painful reading to go through instances of rank injustice and oppression cited in this Petition. How the application far exceeded in severity the original intention of the Act which itself is severe enough. Please straighten the measure or stop emigration to Natal as a remedy.
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31.12.1898

12423 RANADE & ROBINSON 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Licencing officer should not be an official under Town Boards. Their decision should be appealable to supreme court. Land-lords should be compensated No appeal being allowed. Town councils have done and may do injustice to applicants.

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