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(Received February 25, 9JO a.m..)

Bain hasMianded Mr Henderson, M.P., .a statement reviewing the events. He states that the burgher force was .composed almost entirely of back-veldt Boers, who, in the Germis- ' ton district, acted like Bashi Bazouks, running down and arresting indiscriminately hundreds of crimeless people. When>the deported men were placed on the Umgeni' they were kept in their cabins, with armed men inside and outside, until the vessel reached the ' three-mile limit. Then Major Trow said they were being deported to England by instructions from the Government, and if Jthey returned they would le arrested. The captain was instructed to pay them £3 each on arrival in England, The Mayor added: "When the vessel passes the threemile limit you are free men." The men protested against the illegality it the act. The statement adds:—"lt is because the right of access to all courts -was denied us that we appeal to the people ,of Britain and the workers of the world to help us prevent the South African Government usurping the judicial powers of the courts and its j evident intention to make Soirth Africa a Boer colony instead of British." , The owners of the Umgeni are taking advice as to their position. Misgivings exist in Labour' circles ' respecting the-legality of contributions from the unions towards tho cost ot entertaining the deported men. '

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STATEMENT BY BAIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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STATEMENT BY BAIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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