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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE.

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

London, January 18

The National Council of the Independent Labour Party has requested Mr Keir Hardie b forward to Mr Haroourt a protest by the South African Ltbour Party denouncing the Union Government's despotism and the con. nivance of Viscount Gladstone, and the Colonial Office in arresting the leaders, sup> plementing the Constitution, and proclaim , ing martial law. The Party also expressed a hope that the workers would resist the crushing of British Institution.

Pbetobu, January 19,

It is officially intimated that itjs not the policy of the Government to arrest strikers.

The wholesale arrests at Benoni were effected with deliberate intention by the Government.

The Kimberley report of an attempt to wreck the main line apparently rose through a man being seen running oil on the approach oE a patrol. The line is undamaged.

Johannesburg, January 18. Mr Hay states that more men are now offering than are required.

The resumption of the normal ser-ice this week, however, will provide for a large num , ber for whom thg Administration at present is unable to find places.

Johannesburg, January 18 An attempt was made on Saturday night to destroy the engine house at the Vogelstrius Estate Mine. A cage, containing a shipman, was being lowered, when a puckage was thrown through the window of the engine house. The smell of burning fuse attracted the driver's attention, and he stopped the engine, thus saving the ship man's life. He then rushed to the door, ar d bad barely reached it before the explosion took place, The perpetrator escaped, but so far there is no trace by which to identify identify him.

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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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