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THE BROKEN HILL AFFAIR

Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. BROKEN HILL. January 2. Everything is quiet to-day. All the wtuuded are progressing well except Campbell, whoso condition is critical. The inquest was opened and adjourned until. Thursday. An undercurrent of racial feeling exists. and a raid upon a camel camp was frustrated by the polic-j and military. A man climbed the flagstaff, which is tho only stick remaining of 'he German Club, and hoisted the Australian flag amid cheers from the crowd. An Italian was arrested for threatening to shoot a man, and tho crowd, thinking ho was an enemy subject, was ready to lynch him. but the police protected him. Mr Hughes (Federal Attorney-Genera!) asked for details of Friday's affray. He says that the act of tho Turks shows the necessity for rigid supervision over all enemy subjects. THE rOLICK THEORY. TURK CAJOLED HINDU. SYDNEY, January 4. (Received January 4.. at, 10.35 a.m.) The destruction of the German Club at Broken! Hill .\as the outcome of a. belief by the majority of the chowd that the Germans were (he authors of the attack on the train, though there was nothing to support this theory. When the firo brigade started to put out the fire (ho crowd made a move- (o .stop them, but belter feelings prevailed, and they allowed tho firemen to proceed with their work. Tin; buildings oh each side of the club w»ro considerably damaged by fire. Gool .Mahomet is a Turk, while Mulla Abdullah is a Hindu. Tho police theory is that Gool was out for revenge on. the British as the enemy of the Turks, and persuaded Mulla, who is an. Indian and a quiet man, (hat he was likely to suffer through being unable to pay a fine for a minor offence, and had better die gloriously with the certainty of happiness hereafter if ho killed as many British as possible, before he himself was"slain. Both men wei-o hemp-smokers. The funeral of their victims was largely attended, and shirt precautions were taken to prevent further popular outbreaks. It transput's that the men at tho camel camp are all Indians and British subjects, while many have served with the British Anr.y. At (he commencement, of this war they offered their services. 'They are very bitter against the perpetrators of the raid".

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THE BROKEN HILL AFFAIR, Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915

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THE BROKEN HILL AFFAIR Evening Star, Issue 15691, 4 January 1915

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