HERTZOG AND MERBIMAN SPEAK PLAINLY. CAPE TOWN, October 18. (Received October 19, at 10.20 a.m.) General Hertzog has telegraphed to the Dutch Church Presbytery, placing the responsibility for Maritz’s treachery upon the Union Government; but he (Hertzog) offers his services to prevent civil war. Mr Morriman, speaking at fomeria West, condemned Maritz’s treachery, and said that South Africa’s plain duty was to stand by Great Britain throughout this appalling struggle. PRETORIA. October 18. (Received October 19, at 11.50 a.m.) At a meeting of commandants at Krooustad, representing tho Free State north of Bloemfontein, it was resolved to support the Government measures both inside and outside the Union. It was also resolved to ask South Africa to mobilise the burghers against rebellion, declaring that Martiz’s treason is a blot on the Free State’s honor. This is noteworthy, as Free State constituteneies were hitherto lukewarm regarding the campaign in German Southwest Africa.
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SOUTH AFRICA, Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914
SOUTH AFRICA Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914
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