A SECOND PUTUMAYO. ALLEGED ILL-TREATMENT OP . . ■ - NATIVES., (Per Press Association—Copyright). (Received February 13, 9.40 a.m.) SYDNEY, February 13. : Representations^ concerning the illtreatment of natives and the miscarriage of justice at the New Hebrides are being made to the Colonial Secretary by Jocombober residents, who declare that the Star Chamber of /the Doges of Venice was a mild institution compared with the outrages perpetrated on the island. A copy of the correspondence has been furnished to the. Association for the Protection of Native Races, for coni sideration at a meeting on Monday. j ', It is alleged that no witnesses for the defence of natives are ever heard; accused are not allowed defending counsel, and are unable to defend them-) selves' owing to language (difficulties.
Sworn testimony has been given regarding "third degree" methods which, if correct, woiild catase an outcry even in China or Russia.
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NEW HEBRIDES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914
NEW HEBRIDES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914
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