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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE.

SITUATION EASIL'R,

SPECIAL CONSTABLES PATROLLING

STRIKERS RESCUE LEADERS

DYNAMITING RAILWAYS

Cape Town, January 11,

The situation is ea-ier,

Tbe strikers have lost ground to day, and the country population, EngliƟh nnd Dutch alike, is rallying to >upport the Government with marked uninimity They are providing the constable--, who are principally responsible for patrolling the railway main line service throughout the Union, can main' tain a wonderful regularity

Last night the railway situation at Salt Biver and ther points in the Cape provinc9 wft"i rather better than this morning.

The proclamation of martial law in the northern provinces, and the exceptionally drastic regu'atiens are supposed to be hay ing a steadying effsot on tbe waverers.

The various trades in Capetown neverthe less are discussing tho advisability of striking, many being strongly disposed thereto.

Johannesburg, January 14

Last night, in contrast : -to yesterday, when police were swarming everywhere, today armed mounteds are patrolling the thoroughfares, and no one is allowed to enter or leave the oity without a permit, Additional regulations require a special psrmit'for citizens to be out of doors between 8 o'c'ock at night and five in the morning. There are crowds of applicants for permits assembled. Two men who were arrested at Benoni were rescued by the strikers, who also thwarted the attempt of the polios and detectives to raid the Trades Hall and arrest Ham, secretary of the Trades Federation, who has taken refuge there.

Dynamite continues to be found on the railway. A quantity wai discovered this morning on a. reef line by a patrol of the Imperial Light Horse.

The newspaper " Transvaal Leader " says the decks are cleared for action, and the struggle between the Mate and syndicalism has begun. The only hope remaining is that it will be fought to a final and conclusive issue.

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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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