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ft message from Pretoria appearing in lie 'Cape Times' of October 2 says:— The following is the text of an appeal which is being circulated by the enemy through the natives to alt Boer farmers in the districts of the Union bordering upon German South-west Africa. It is communicated officially to the Press as art absolutely authentic example of the methods which are being employed by the enemy; — "An earnest appeal to our fellow-coun-trymen and co-religionists in. German South-west Africa: "The history of the nations of the earth has now *arri\ r ed at a turning point. "The state of affairs indicates that no nation will he exempt from this. As regards the attitude which our countrymen in South Africa are going to take up, we we, thank Ood, no longer in the dark. .We are now fully acquainted with matters. According to reliable and unquestionable information, our Boer population are now going to free themselves, and rightly so, from English dominion, which they have far so long unwillingly borne, Tor tho timo for which onr forefathers looked forward bo long has now arrived. " But our people need assistance, anil not only that, but they need a startingpoint from which they can attack the anemy should it be required. Tho required .assistance our people can obtain from German South-west Africa. With the co-operation of tho German Government we can provide our people with the best staTting-point. The German Government give every Boer free permission to go to the assistance of our country in the form of a Boer commando.

"Further, the German Government place artillery, artillerymen, rifles, ammunition, and all other requirements at our disposal without requiring payment. What more do we want? If we do not take action now we will be guilty of a gross dereliction of duty towards our own flesh and blood.

"Further, we, the undersigned, have the special permission of His Excellency the Governor to form a volunteer company in German South-west Africa to go to the assistance of our countrymen, and therefore tve call upon you, esteemed countryman, to come forward as a volunteer to <lo your duty in. the matter. We do not for a moment doubt your readiness. There are even many Germans who have signified their readiness once again to offer their lives in the cause of our South African people, atf they* did in our last war, and would you—a Boer—shrink from assisting yonx own people?

"What is true of a. nation is also true of a single individual. All deponds oti the attitude you are taking up. Consider the matter, and come to . There we will address you on the date mentioned, and acquaint you with our further plans. We pray you—by the freedom of your own people—do not neglect your most sacred duty, but come, and be prepared to accompany us immediately. Through, the ready co-operation of our Government, fir which we can never he sufficiently thankful, we are able to provide yon "with all requirements, such as horses, saddle, bridle, etc.—Your sincere friends, (signed) Andries and Pieter, Do Wet."

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SOUTH AFRICA, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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SOUTH AFRICA Issue 15643, 6 November 1914

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