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Labor Trade in South Seas.

In the, House of Commons recently Mr Smith asked !if the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies had seen statements made by the Rev. Mr Paton that he had seen white men m their boats' taking Kanakas to a labor vessel, and by force lifting them on board, and when they tried to leap overboard to swim ashore they were knocked down again and again on deck until they lay stupefied, and -were so taken out to sea j and that he Had been on board a labor vessel which had all the stout Kanakas that were likely to escape, or give any trouble fastened under irons, and that the crew of the vessel had shot an Erromangan chief dead while binding and taking his daughter away by force ; they also shot one of his men who attempted to protect her, after which they took her on board the ship, and afterwards they shot dead one of the native Christian teachers ; whether he was aware that this labor traffic, which was for a time suspended, had now been resumed with a probability of the recurrence of sin^'flar treatment; and whether, under th<^ circumstances, the Government wr, u i(j cn _ deavor to put an entire stop to this labor traffic, m the interests of humanityBaron H. de Worms premised 'to make enquiries, and said that by a law of 1885 no Polynesian laborers* am to be introduced into Queensland after this year. But philanthropists want more than this, and the public too will demand action if these things be true.

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Labor Trade in South Seas., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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Labor Trade in South Seas. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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