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IN SOUTH AFRICA.

THE MARITZ TREASON GANG. HUNTED AS A TRAITOR. CARE TOWN, October 24. Maritz at the outset at Kakadamas disarmed a garrison of 38, on the pretext that the lifles were needed for another force against the German*. He then departed. The garrison subsequently learned tiiat he was returning with 700 Germans and traitors. The men thereupon went to Maritz's old camp, seized 38 rilles, destroyed the remainder, and took 10,000 rounds' of ammunition and 70 horses. Maritz overtook them near Keuhardt, and a hot right ensued. The garrison escaped, but were chased for six days until they reached Carnarvon. Practically the whole countryside in the southern parts of Calvinea, Jj'raserburg. Carnarvon, and Kenhardt is actively pursuing .Maritz. MUST BE TAUGHT A LESSON. CAPK TOWN, October 24, Ueneral SeVtsdkbuvgev, in a letter to the • Volkstem ' (Pretoua), denounces Genera/,, De Wet and Beyers for betraying their oath of loyalty to the Crown. Speaking at Bloemfontein, ex-President Steyn said that the .Maritz re.b?!s had he.smirehed tho name of duty, and must be taught a lesson. OIFf FROM MARCONI. CAPE TOWN, October 24. Tho Marconi Company have presented the Government with two complete wireJess equipments, with operators. TURKEY AND GREECE. LONDON, October 24. ' Reuter publishes an official telegram from_ Athens, which states that the situation with regard to Turkey's expulsion of Greeks is becoming unbearable. The*;- are now a quarter of a million destitute refugees in Greece, costing two million frants (about £85.000) monthly to maintain. EXTORT OF WOOL. •SYDNEY. October 25. Regarding the prjuaniation prohibiting wool exports, the Wool-brokers' Association notify that exports will be permitted to Great" Britain, Canada, India. New Zeaalnd, Belgium, or France in British or French shipu, and to Japan in British or Japanese ships. Regaining shipments to America, Italy, aid other countries, the 1-ermissiou of the Customs autnoiitiee must be obtained. A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT'. SYDNEY, October 25. Two soldiers at "laroubru Jiay camp were being ]■ holographed beside the machine guns, when one stumbled and up j et the tripod. This set the gun in action, and the bullets entered an adjacent tent and killed one and wounded two soldiers. An official statement shows that the occurrence was accidental. The Defence Department has authorised the purchase of motor vehicles to the value of £200,000. MISCELLANEOUS CABLES. The Duke of Roxburghe, who is wounded, was sent to a hospital. The contingent from Newfoundland has arrived in England A sporting newspaper states that Wilding, the tennis champion, ha* been promoted to lieutenant for gallantry. A detachment of Brit;6h wa6 playing polo at Vise when some Uhlans appeared, The British charged and repulsed the Uhlans. There are 4,000 British prisoners at Dordrecht, of whom "44 are -being medically treated. The German Athenaeum Club has been closed. It was, a rendezvous for wealthy alienfi. British code cable addresses will be peiimitfced -after the 26th iiiet,

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IN SOUTH AFRICA., Evening Star, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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IN SOUTH AFRICA. Evening Star, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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