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THE SINGAPORE RIOTS.

A GERMAN PLAN. Sydney, March 2-1

The steamer Mataram from Singapore brings details of the recent rioting there. It started at the Tanglin barracks outside the town, where fourteen Germans were interned in charge of a mixed guard of native and white troops. There is no doubt that it was organised by the Germans, as one of the ringleaders of the mutineers, who was afterwards shot, was found in possession of £100 in German money. It was intended to start tbe trouble at four o'clock in the morning, but one of the white officers discovered tbe plot, thus cau3 ing tbo mutineers to act immediately. Tbe officer, who was telephoning the news to Singapore, was shot dead, and tbe natives on guard tben shot tbe white guard and advanced into the city About twenty were killed in the first half hour,

The first news of tbe outbreak in Singapore was given by the arrival of a motor car containing a gentlemen and his wife, with the former dead and the wife wounded. While on tbeir way they were fired on, and tbe husband placed his wife in the bottom of the car and shielded her with his own body,

The volunteers were called out and a message sent to the British war. ships, which landed a large party Fighting lasted all night, and next day French Japanese and Russian warships arrived and landed men. All male civilians capable of bearing arms were called out, and the authorities took charge of several steamers and placed the women and children on board

The rioters were eventually checked Numbers of them crossed to Jahore. ne boat load was drowned en route.

Tbe Sultan of Jahorg captured most of the refugees, and banded them over to the Singapore authorities. Some of the interned Germans were recaptured, One, who is supposed to be largely responsible for the outbreak, is a well known business man, and is still uncaptured. Three thou sand dollars reward have been offered for bis arrest.

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THE SINGAPORE RIOTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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THE SINGAPORE RIOTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3409, 26 March 1915

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