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BOTHA GON'M TO ’I UK PROMT. PRETORIA, October 28. (Received October 29. at 10 a.m.) Ollicial ; General Pol ha has gone to the front. REBELLION NOT SERIOUS. P.OTHA Wild. SUPPRESS IT, LONDON, October 28. (Received October 29, at 10 a.m.) The ‘Morning Post’ is optimistic as to General Botha's ability to quickly suppress the outbreak. The •Chronicle’ deprecates a civil war, which it likens to that in the United States 50 years ago, ‘ , rhe Times’ rays that the rebellion is in nowise so serious as it was made to seem at a (list glance. Apart from General Botha's enormous personal influence, the weight of Dutch opinion is solidly against the rebels, and if the, latter are relying on German aid they will ho rudely disillusioned. JAPAN STICKS TO THE AGREEMENT. SYDNEY, October 28. {Received October 29, at 11 a.m.) The Japanese Consul-General, speaking at the master builders' picnic, referred .to Jajacmh action in the wax. lie said it was

evident, from the cables that there had been some influence antagonistic to Japan at work, and her motives had been misrepresented ; but the cables disclosed that Japan’s action had been taken in full accord with the agreement- vsith Britain. Ha trusted that the suspicions which might have existed had been dispelled, and if further rumors gained currency he hoped they would not bi seriously regarded by the thinking part of the population. INTERNED GERMANS GIVE TROUBLE. SYDNEY, October 29. (Received October 29, at 11 a.m.) The Government (dated 85 hard-up Germans in a camp at Windsor, providing food and clothing in return for work done. _ One section caused trouble by refusing to work without pay. The police were called in and removed the malcontents. The balance then struck and marched out in a body, an improvised band playing national airs.

ENSURING THK SAFETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. MELBOURNE, October 29. (Received October 29. at 11 a.m.) The Federal Houfe passed all the stages of a Bill providing for the safety of the Commonwealth during the war, giving extensive pouerr. to the naval and military authorities, dealing with aliens, the imIdi r or ox) ort of goods, and fixing heavy penal tier. Amo tig.-I other provisions is one to the eject that the authorities may deport aliens, whether naturalised or not. Mr Cook said lie (bought the Bill forecasted triatrial law, and he was not proS>aied. to place such powers in (ho halide of naval and military boards : but thougn he did not like many of its provisions, lie n i nld not oppose the Bill.

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IN SOUTH AFRICA., Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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IN SOUTH AFRICA. Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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