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000002906

02.01.1899

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The 16th Immigration Report shows a record demand unless natives are legally prohibited from going to Transvaal, the problem will remain.

000002908

04.01.1899

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LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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My experience of several application tells me that the Act is intended to apply to Asiatics only. Town Councils shave rejected appeals without even requiring Licencing officer to give reasons for refusal No appeal to Supreme Court is most unjust

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04.01.1899

12630

LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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000002909

05.01.1899

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CORRESPONDENT, A

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Madrassee store-keepers are reluctant to subscribe, they question the utility of Natal Indian Congress and ask for accounts. Bombayites pay them for their own interest.

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06.01.1899

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Graphic description of a night raid on Mr. Nathoo's store to forcibly remove it away police previously aware but "behaved as they ought". Also of another raid when a policeman was injured. The Indian has been offered quarters and his store removed to police station.

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06.01.1899

12425

HERBERT, G.F.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Whom should I apply information on the subject and what literature should I consult for I propose to write an article in any Indian Paper.

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07.01.1899

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Close upon the first; this victory of the whites over the coloured is of enormous consequences. They will automatically stop the influx of 'low' people

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08.01.1899

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2 Chambers of commerce. resolved to petition Government to form Licencing Boards to grant or refuse trading Licences with a View to stop Indian Invasion.

000002921

10.01.1899

12428

SMITH, M.H.C/OHILLER J.J.SOLICI

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GANDHI, M. K.

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I enclose a copy of interview. My charges for this copy is 10 p @ 1/6 Page= 15/- for a fresh copy at 2/6

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10.01.1899

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The Empire has to thank umtali for the forcible illustration of the fact that while the English go to India to serve her, Indians come here for selfish reasons. Umtali rendered service to whole South Africa.

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10.01.1899

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A white master was fined pound 10 for what the Magistrate himself regarded as too severe assault A very pathetic tail of persecution.

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10.01.1899

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Bill for pound 1-11-6 for printing memorial to His Excellency the Governor 3 folios f Chap @ 10/6

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10.01.1899

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Chamber of commerce considered Governments plain assertion that law would be upheld and offenders prosecuted. They decided to reply to Government.

000002919

11.01.1899

12426

CORDEREY, J. W.

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RHODESIA ADVERTISER

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A slight expression of the feeling of soreness of all whites. Not traders only, but every white would suffer. Is the Indian to reap what he has not sown? Viz. British Empire? All Colonies should approach Home Government etc.

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11.01.1899

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The note strongly condemns, the act and the attitude of the Protector of Immigrants who was no Protector and urges Government to institute an inquiry in the working of the whole Immigration Department.

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11.01.1899

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The chamber held the meeting at a Magistrate's suggestion. The chamber simply wanted to represent the strong feelings of Umtali,and to express fear that trouble might ensue. They did not propose to do violence themselves.

000002923

11.01.1899

12429

'KATHIAWAR TIMES'

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GANDHI, M. K.

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We shall be obliged it you supply us news and News Papers South African Weekly. Glad to know of your heroic efforts against odds.

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11.01.1899

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Voucher for the above till.

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12.01.1899

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To drive out Indian Traders-bands of men are intimidating and trying to make it too hot for the wily Hindoo. Government has stationed troops to protect Indians.

000002929

13.01.1899

12426

CORDEREY, J. W.

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RHODESIA ADVERTISER

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"Herald" [E. P. H. ?] Congratulates umtalion its effort; it "saves much trouble in the long run" it thinks.

000002930

13.01.1899

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FAIRPLAY

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RHODESIA ADVERTISER

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The raid was definitely organised by individual members with the connivance of chambers of commerce. Indians are not hated by non-store -keeping whites. They are fellow subjects and hence better than poles and Greeks.

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13.01.1899

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The Government says that nothing can be done until the sessions of the New Council is held; and Imperial sanction will be required. Reply dis satisfactory.

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13.01.1899

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Though an unconstitutional demonstration was a failure, public agitation has not come to nothing . The Indian should not come to reap a harvest he was not sown. In South Africa he is not wanted even as a labourer.

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13.01.1899

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Once it drove away the Chinese for ever. Now it has made a very material protest against Indians and rendered service to whole S. Africa.

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13.01.1899

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Mr. Casten came to the town on Tuesday evening to investigate the recent anti-Indian demonstration. [Mr. Casten : A Public Prosecutor.]

000002928

13.01.1899

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On Inspector Birch's report the following 16 persons have been summoned. [Names given] Case to be heard this morning.

000002933

14.01.1899

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UNPROTECTED ONE, An

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NATAL MERCURY

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Employers rather than coolies should have Protectors. I would have been pilloried by a coolie with a self-inflicted wound. Coolie looted me but were pardoned.

000002932

14.01.1899

12431

HEMSWORTH, A.D.

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NATAL MERCURY

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The Protector of Immigrants favours Hindus rather too much as when he got a charge framed against me on a false statement of a mere coolie.

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15.01.1899

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We did not condone violence and breach of law, we only stressed the value of the episode as likely to change an unworkable policy. Salisbury chambers rightly requests the use of the prerogative of pardon.

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15.01.1899

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I resolved that while deprecating violence; it heartily sympathises with Umtali and urged either pardon or a very light sentence.

000002936

16.01.1899

12432

EDWARD P.M.

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NATAL MERCURY

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A Native police tore the pass an Indian produced when called for. He was then fined 5 shs. I have seen Indians arrested for being without drink.

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17.01.1899

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GANDHI, M. K.

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SHUKLA, Dalpatram Bhagwanji

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Inquires about some persons informs that as G. could not improve his handwriting he has taken to typing.

000002941

17.01.1899

12433

IMPERIALIST

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NATAL MERCURY

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The New Durban Hindu High School. If Natal Indian Congress is really representative and benevolent, it must help Government regarding the New Durban Hindu High School. But Gandhites who Control that body only exasperate us, by their fantastic dream of equality and championship of traders only.

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17.01.1899

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The paper suggests that this common drive in all Colonies is unconstitutional and due to trade jealousy, but every unit of the Empire has a right to choose its own population. Even Indians in South Africa oppose immigration.

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17.01.1899

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The Government is being petitioned to remit all the fines inflicted on 20 men of Umtali. The chamber deprecates violence. but approves of Umtali objects.

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17.01.1899

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There are 78000 Muslims in South Africa; and every one united with him with one another. The faith is progressing satisfactorily.

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17.01.1899

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HERBERT, G.F.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Thanks for your papers etc. It will be quite paying if you engage an experienced Englishman. to work for you. I am ready to render you any help.

000002942

19.01.1899

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OLD INDIAN COLONIST, An

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NATAL MERCURY

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The Protector does not record their grievances but asks them to go back to the Cruel Masters All labourers are not liars.

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19.01.1899

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20.01.1899

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A thoughtful article from British view point and honest an impartial as far as possible......"Material benefits" are no substitute for smothering political ambition etc.

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20.01.1899

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It has wisely done so. The biggest rascal, if monied, is allowed here and desirable Britishers Germans etc. have been banned entry.

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20.01.1899

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Deposition and examination etc. of the accused [5] and Complainant [B. R. Naik]. He [Naik] Was the victim of a principle[of ousting Indian traders] Defence Counsel blamed police for not protecting Naik,and Government for its apathy towards white merchants. Three accused bound over for three months with two sureties each. Two persons committed for trial with bail given.

000002949

21.01.1899

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GANDHI, M. K.

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VARIOUS PERSONS

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Complete prohibition of indentured migration to Natal alone will meet the Case. which demands immediate earnest attention.

000002948

21.01.1899

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Mr. N . proposed that volunteers be called to prevent Asiatics' landing, it necessary by shooting any who attempted to land.

000002947

21.01.1899

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'The Wily Baniyans' were found to be suffering from a common disease. Natal Government has been informed that the plague scare unfounded.

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24.01.1899

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A South African Lady's letter published in "Western Mail" says that N. American slaves have a much better time than Indians etc. A Natalian refuting the charge replies that they have full legal protection. They come wretches and go back sleek and healthy.

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24.01.1899

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"They are a menace to the Native and the white-an industrial and social menace". India is a hot bed of leprosy and syphilis etc.

000002952

25.01.1899

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PARADOX

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Barret's offence was trivial compared with provocation which was grave. Indians have become insolent and run to the Protector with false charges.

000002953

26.01.1899

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A well-informed article indignantly protesting against Transvaal's latest move to confine Asiatics to locations showing its injustice.

000002955

27.01.1899

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COMROODIN & CO. & OTHER INDIAN

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VICEROY OF INDIA

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As the woes are very real, with thousands of pound at stake and as the administration of the Act is far more oppressive than was intended; we urge that Indian Government bring pressure and even stop labour supply.

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27.01.1899

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Bill of pound 1-5-0 being charges for printing the memorial in 4 hours. Bill of the International Printing Press [Indian Press]

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31.01.1899

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Bulawayo should join Salisbury and Umtali in their fight against the traders. These latter contribute nothing to the upkeep or defence of Rhodesia.

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03.02.1899

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He was bound over for three months in two sureties of pound 100 each. Marley had denied assault on Naik. An appeal was noted.

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03.02.1899

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Bound over for two months with two sureties of $ .100 each. Appeal was noted.

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06.02.1899

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The indefinite postponement was probably due to Imperial interference. I will please poor burghers who had petitioned for relation of Indian shops.

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06.02.1899

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42 Indians granted Licences [as against 64 last year] by Licencing Officer. who was more liberal than others. He called the Act "cowardly" as "it thrust responsibility on an executive officer, which should be borne by the Governing body."

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07.02.1899

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Natal Indian Congress is reported to have appealed to Colonial Secretary against Durban Licencing Officer's one decision and another is handed over to a Solicitor for advice.

000002966

07.02.1899

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PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

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GANDHI, M. K.

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I am sending herewith circular instructions regarding persons who claim benefits of former domicile in Natal; is sued under Immigration Act.

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07.02.1899

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Law 3 of 1885 's application is postponed 'for important reasons' If Natal where they are not Liked, is not allowed free handly England; Transvaal can be less allowed.

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07.02.1899

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90 licences refused in Dundee. One Indian sold off his stock and decamped. white merchants now stop granting credit of Indians for fear of loss.

000002967

07.02.1899

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Proof of actual residence for two years [Continuous] will be sufficient for exemption from operation of the Immigration Restriction Act of 1897.

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07.02.1899

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MOODLEY, S. DORASAMY

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Will he give me lessons in the morning as I cannot attend the night-class which is too far off from Greyville?

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08.02.1899

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High mortality [34 per 1000] is due to great overcrowding from density of population, less space, bad ventilation, bad habits, localities etc. Both Indian and European Land-lords keep such unsanitary dwellings for the poor.

000002969

09.02.1899

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INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Kindly apply to the Town Clerk for a copy. I believe printed copies have been provided by him.

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09.02.1899

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As he could not comply with a very persistent request to admit an Indian Child,[in Government. High School ?] provision was made for a new Indian schools exactly on the same lines as other Primary Schools.

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09.02.1899

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The suggestion to import cheap Indian Labour is bad because it would check European immigration. It is a crime to adopt such a policy and it will be resented.

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10.02.1899

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'Cute Indians have dodged the Building bye-laws, and so are a danger to the whole country. Not fresh Legislation but rigid enforcement of the existing bye-law is necessary. 3,156 persons in 1,188 rooms is appalling.

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11.02.1899

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One Colonial born Indian was granted eating -house licence, a Native was refused the same. In Indian was allowed 4 months to clear off stock.

000002974

11.02.1899

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PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Transvaal propose common action to prohibit immigration as an Indian has probably brought the plague there: Will you have a talk with the Natal Premier? [ The Letter is marked "private".]

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13.02.1899

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Abdul Rahim fined. pound 10 for defying Licence Law on Gandhiji's advice. He gave notice of appeal; meantime he refuses to close his store:

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13.02.1899

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The Town is indignant at Government's action in allowing 7 Asiatics to Land without their baggage being disinfected. A meeting is probable.

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13.02.1899

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He said the Law dealt very hardly with Arabs in Dundee and New Castle and Licencing Officer should be careful in refusing licences.

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13.02.1899

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The Indian school at Durban has an European Head Master, charges fees and requires conformation to European habits. Attendance large.

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14.02.1899

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CASTLE MAIL PACKETS CO., Agent

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EASTERN PROVINCE HERALD

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Our s. S. Raglam' has no coloured passengers. We will carry only Europeans till the plague subsides. we desire to help the colony.

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14.02.1899

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14.02.1899

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Till out of danger, no person from infected ports should be allowed to land. Delgoa-Bay port should also be watched to prevent spread.

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14.02.1899

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The meeting strongly urged Government to take stringent measures and not to allow the in coming "Ladwig" to land at port Elizabeth to present all immigration of Asiatics."

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15.02.1899

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15.02.1899

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15.02.1899

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It is impossible and illegal to quarantine a ship with a clean bill of health. Please thoroughly inspect your poor localities to prevent over crowding and remove refuse.

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16.02.1899

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A suspected case of an Indian is being investigated Now that Asiatics are prohibited entry, the authorities hope to avert the out break of plague [Pretoria]

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16.02.1899

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The Governor has wired Pretoria that every precaution is taken against plague. Coolies are not allowed to land and ships from Mauritius are refused entrance into the harbour.

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16.02.1899

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The Corporation is carrying out all the necessary sanitary precautions with special reference to the dwellings of Asiatics and Indians.

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16.02.1899

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Excitement here is intense. The Town is determined to Act like one man with the Government, in its efforts. Dr. Herman has had Indian experience.

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16.02.1899

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The Coolie has succumbed, but the disease causing it has not been actually known.

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16.02.1899

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A shoemaker said that he lost his box while living in a room with 27 other shoe-makers; and his room was not big.

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16.02.1899

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Pretoria:- Transvaal consul at Delgoa Bay and the Austrian consul at Cape Town have come to meet Dr. Gregory from Delgoa [Bay.]

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16.02.1899

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They promised to report every new arrival and sickness to the Land -drast who wish to protect their interests as of other sections of people.

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16.02.1899

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No sign of disease among Indian. 12 Indians have not evaded as reported early.

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16.02.1899

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It urged Government to take most stringent measures, promised its support for them and urged close inspection of Coolie Hawkers.

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16.02.1899

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Though they may seem unnecessary and too harsh to those who may suffer by complete isolation and stoppage of communication with infected countries it is best to err on the safer side.

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16.02.1899

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"Kristine' has been purchased by Government to fit her as a disinfectant ship [Government of Natal]

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17.02.1899

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17.02.1899

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Coolie passengers have been landed. A quantity of their luggage was burned and remainder well disinfected before pratique.

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17.02.1899

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Dr. Balfe of Addington Hospital complains that Indians leave their incurable old relatives at the door of the Hospital and decamp. Thus the Hospital has to bear the burial expenses soon or late.

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17.02.1899

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Indians as in Pretoria should be invited to cooperate, as it is more fatal with them. Entire immigration should be suspended.

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17.02.1899

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London:- "Standard" thinks it is ridiculous to call a solitary case an out break and deprecates alarmist reports which might lead to disastrous racial troubles.

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17.02.1899

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It has cabled for a doctor and supply of medicine from India. It will put both these at the disposal of Government; for the general good.

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17.02.1899

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Small ports are not guarded and so plague can be introduced through them. India has been connected since times immemorial. There is plenty of gold laying unexploited. If thrown open to Europeans, it can absorb many.

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18.02.1899

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A silken purse containing 30 guineas was presented by the Indians to the superintendent in appreciation of his impartial attitude. He replied that Indian did not give him much trouble.

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18.02.1899

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Coolies have assured Government, of cooperation. Dr. Niekerk with experience in Bombay has offered his services.

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18.02.1899

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There is no possibility of racial troubles; Indians here will rather thank Government for stringent measures if applied. The paper's view is fantastic.

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19.02.1899

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GOOL, M. H.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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No councillor used such word. But I will try to get the full report of the meeting. Thanks for your protection and interest regarding Indians.

000003013

20.02.1899

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ANTI-BUBONIC

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Transvaal and Free state have prohibited entry to Indians. We must also prohibit it or thoroughly disinfect Indians from Transvaal.

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20.02.1899

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A very inspiring address, asking volunteers to have self-control, first and then submit to discipline; to unite South Africa under British Empire:

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20.02.1899

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There is no doubt now that the coolie at Middleburg succumbed from plague. Dr. Herman the expert is convinced of it.

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20.02.1899

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Coloured inhabitants of Madagascar and Mauritius are refused entry or movement in the state.

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20.02.1899

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Dr. Haw, the district surgeon, has a strong suspicion that the death of the coolie was due to "bubonic plague".

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20.02.1899

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Indians have taken to throwing plague-affected dead bodies into the compounds of the English in Bangalore: (Extract from a private letter published.)

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21.02.1899

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21.02.1899

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Every Asiatic entering shall submit to disinfection and report for three weeks. Hawking may be stopped and the whole location quarantined.

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21.02.1899

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Health Committee accepted Dr. Haw's report published here in detail. Coolie location is being disinfected and town people warned to do without the coolie.

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21.02.1899

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Symptoms in KaapMudin case are very similar to malaria. Cases of fever may be regarded as of plague in the present tense state.

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21.02.1899

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It is reliably understood that the only place affected there is at Tamatave port.

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22.02.1899

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Bouton convicted for selling liquor to Natives, was refused licence, so were two Indians. The premises of one was called a death trap owned by a white.

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22.02.1899

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Kaap Muidin coolie showed malaria symptoms. Barberton also will white wash the whole location and examine every coolie.

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24.02.1899

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In response to a letter from Port-Elizabeth Town Council, Cape-Town's Town Council appointed a deputation to wait upon Government on the subject.

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24.02.1899

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The Indian Government is bound to use weapons at its command (total stoppage of labour supply) to bring the colonial secretary to his senses as he for diplomatic reasons- "connives at the harsh injustice" being done to Indians in Natal.

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24.02.1899

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A Deputation to Pretoria with a petition signed by all the whites, will urge removed of all Asiatic to location.

000003022

24.02.1899

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All local traffic with Coolies is practically stopped. The "s. S. Congella" with 1000 coolies was not allowed to entry at Berea or Delgoa-Bay.

000003027

25.02.1899

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The premier assured that the Government were quite alive and took more precautions then even those proposed by the Congress at Vienna. Government will help the Town Council.

000003026

25.02.1899

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A strong Committee was formed at a public meeting which resolved that steps be taken against the passengers, goods,coolies,coming from infected ports.

000003025

25.02.1899

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In pursuance of strict enforcement of sanitary bye-laws, several Indians were fined for sleeping in their store-rooms; from 30 shs. to 3 $.

000003031

27.02.1899

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The suspected cases at Middleburg and Barberton were not necessarily plague cases. Dr. Martin representative of Delgoa Bay also concurred.

000003030

27.02.1899

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Dr. Theilar returned from Middleburg to Pretoria, and will hand in his report in a few days. [Dr. Theilar - A Government Bacteriological Expert]

000003029

27.02.1899

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It resolved to from a vigilance Committee and to call the public to prevent the landing of Coolies. Shippers were to be warned not to land cargo.

000003028

27.02.1899

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The plague has broken out at Jeddah.

000003032

28.02.1899

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000003035

28.02.1899

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"Kriotine" will be fitted up as such. A sterilising room for the clothes of passengers from infected ports will be provided.

000003036

28.02.1899

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Dr. Turner of Cape Town will look out for a suitable place for quarantining passengers if necessary. He will interview Health Committee.

000003037

28.02.1899

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If necessary, a public meeting may be held to support the Council's proposals to prevent ships from India etc. Calling at Natal.

000003038

28.02.1899

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In spite of Mr. Gandhi's "eloquent Address" and protest by two white Creditors, Licencing Officer's decision of refusal to Abdool Rasool was upheld.

000003034

28.02.1899

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Town Council is to consider them. They are (1) All intercourse (of Goods and men) be totally suspended with India etc. (2) All Indians crossing the island borders be quarantined for two months, and their property burnt on arrest.

000003033

28.02.1899

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We must err on the safer side even if it entails hardship on some. The strict enforcement of sanitary laws must continue.

000003102

01.03.1899

12447

BADOCK

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NATAL, PREMIER OF

1

You are risking millions of $s. - not be speak of lives - this way. Impose quarantine for two months, so that no ship may come again.

000003045

01.03.1899

12441

DISINTERESTED

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

I am told, 2 Kaffirs and 2 or 3 collies are clerks. It is so< I can hardly believe that the Government allow it when so many whites are unemployed.

000003106

01.03.1899

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000003048

01.03.1899

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000003107

01.03.1899

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If was bold policy to refuse licence to him even though he stood to loss. It is the battle cry of no quarter. Even European owned property tenanted to Indians must be similarly dealt with boldly. Licencing Officer must take the care:

000003042

01.03.1899

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Captain Leumann, an experienced I.M.S. is expected here shortly.

000003041

01.03.1899

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Dr. Niekerk of Johannesburg, with great Indian experience reports that there are no cases at delgoa. He was specially sent there:

000003044

01.03.1899

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Pmburg Mayor strongly protested against it as the ship came direct from Calcutta. A joint Deputation with Durban was resolved upon. (1600 died from plague in Bombay in a week.)

000003047

01.03.1899

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Mr. Tatham appealing against Licencing Officers decision to grant a licence to "Pillay" presented a well - signed petition. Licence cancelled.

000003040

01.03.1899

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Considerable satisfaction is felt at Dr. Theilar's report. This is generally regarded as tantamount to a clean bill of health.

000003046

01.03.1899

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Durban Town Council wisely delayed replying to the City. No need for panic, plague rages in India since 2 years and no body suggested complete suspension of trade till now. This is a very serious matter.

000003043

01.03.1899

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The agent of the Indian Immigration Board has received instructions to stop all recruiting till further Orders.

000003039

01.03.1899

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The action will be generally approved. The present supply of labour here may be made to do till plague subsides. Other Colonies will feel relieved.

000003052

02.03.1899

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02.03.1899

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02.03.1899

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The decision too suspend will be generally approved though it may mean some hardship. We ought to consider the difficulties of other colonies.

000003049

02.03.1899

12442

MADRAS STANDARD

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GANDHI, M. K.

3

The congress did take up the question. I was the mover of the resolution. What you did once must be repeated. Did you see my article in "Indian Politics"?

000003055

03.03.1899

00107

COLONIST

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

In spite of sugar planters and Indian merchant it must stop. Rice and Dholl than can be grown here: Indians on the water should be sent back.

000003056

03.03.1899

12443

NATALIA

00039

NATAL MERCURY

2

Capitalists would not move. The poor must rouse themselves. If not, unspeakable calamities-fancifully described here - may result.

000003054

03.03.1899

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Colonial Hime says (the Natal Government) it is doing every thing possible; but it cannot refuse entry to a ship coming from a clean port Medical staff is well organised.

000003053

03.03.1899

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It will commend it self to the Town and Licencing Officer should take it as a mandate not to tolerate such stores and thus save Europeans from disease and stench (full of contempt for Indians filth.)

000003072

04.03.1899

00130

COLONIAL SECRETARY

00118

MAYOR & COUNCILLERS

1

A detailed account of the steps taken by Government against plague.

000003075

04.03.1899

12382

NATALIAN, A

00039

NATAL MERCURY

2

I am prepared to join a 2nd march en masse to the point to prevent landing of Indians. Once for all it must stop to prevent Natal from being a coolie location.

000003062

04.03.1899

12444

INTERESTED INDIAN, An

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

The country rightly belongs to Kaffirs only Europeans have no right to compare all Indians with white coolies who break stones. Two Indian clerks did three whites work and with half the salary.

000003063

04.03.1899

12445

INDIFFERENCE

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Not "coolies" but "dark - complexioned skilled labourers" do the work. A white man would hardly covet that very low-paid job.

000003059

04.03.1899

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000003070

04.03.1899

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000003067

04.03.1899

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The passengers are free Indians but are not allowed to land at Delgoa Bay for because of plague prohibition. Immigration Act would prevent them here:

000003064

04.03.1899

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It (The Anti-Asiatic Association) is making persistent efforts to bring about a total cessation of Indian Immigration while the plague lasts.

000003065

04.03.1899

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"Chloride the Hindoo for auld Scottish Glory.... etc. Burn Native dens where they (microbes) flourish and grow - etc.

000003060

04.03.1899

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Perhaps the most popular of all the acts ever done by any Government of Natal. Planters are not adverse to it as supposed. A wise ban on import of some goods is needed.

000003069

04.03.1899

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The affection is confined to Tamatave, which is isolated by a cordon. No new cases of plague here now.

000003066

04.03.1899

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It has been suggested that Natal should suspend immigration in keeping with the action throughout South Africa Government has decided to do so.

000003058

04.03.1899

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I half expect to here some one cry, with respect to plagues to which the Indian is particularly liable. "Let them all come ? "

000003073

04.03.1899

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The old convict station was found suitable by doctor's here, as a bubonic lazaretto. Serum and vaccine have been wired for from Bombay.

000003057

04.03.1899

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With the present free communication with India, he (Medical Officer?) is almost convinced that the city will have to be evacuated. To others he is "rabid".

000003068

04.03.1899

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Immigration Trust Board has suspended recruiting. Captain Leumann of I.M.S. (Indian Medical Service ?) is to come here at once.

000003061

04.03.1899

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Courlands Indians are free and could not have been prevented - entry but for this Act, such free Indians are worse than labourers as these (labourers) are under care and control.

000003076

04.03.1899

12446

LION JEREMIAH & CO.

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thank you for your courtesy and promptitude in putting forward the particulars supplied to you regarding Umtali. We are already in communication with Indians of umtali.

000003074

04.03.1899

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There was no plague at all in the Country. Buboes appear in typhus also, Bubonic plague is curable in the first stage in his country.

000003071

06.03.1899

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1. Stringent sanitary precautions by (1) Town Boards, (2) Natal Governments Railways, (3) Employers of coolies; 2. Not to discontinue immigration.

000003077

07.03.1899

00361

AIYER, P.S.

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

The School, I started is progressing. we collect subscription here to put up a permanent building. Will Natal Indian Congress help ?

000003078

07.03.1899

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A Town Council Deputation interviewed Government which replied that immigration would cease. No reply was received from India regarding rice as disease - carrier.

000003081

08.03.1899

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Mr. Gandhi's suggestion print the Anti-plague instructions in Indian Languages at the Corporation cost and offer to look to its distribution free of charge; was thankfully accepted. Though it was feared that Indians might neglect it.

000003083

08.03.1899

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The Imported Indian was expected to remain a servant of the sugar-planter only, but the Natal Agriculturist, on account of the coolie's cheapness, sacrificed the prospects of the land being filled by whites.

000003084

08.03.1899

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He (The Pmburg Mayor) fears that a day would shortly arrive when they would have to face the question of congregation of the coloured within the City.

000003080

08.03.1899

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The Town Council resolved that it is desirable that coolies and Indian produce from plague infected districts should cease.

000003079

08.03.1899

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It disagreed with its Medical Officer's drastic proposals. It resolved to request Government to inform then of Governments steps re-free Indians.

000003093

09.03.1899

12447

BADOCK

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NATAL ADVERTISER

2

Natal Medical Councils recommendations are absurd. Government will still allow coolies on water to land and spread the plague. A letter full of scare and sarcasm.

000003085

09.03.1899

12444

INTERESTED INDIAN, An

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Respectable Indians are not "coolie" Stone-breakers and law class workers, black or white, are coolies. White Coolies are jealous of us.

000003086

09.03.1899

12180

ANTI-INDIAN

00039

NATAL MERCURY

2

There will soon be a second meeting here and then not the white rich, but the white workers will be asked to quell it. They must rise up now and stop the rich whites from bringing Indians.

000003087

09.03.1899

12382

NATALIAN, A

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Most of us are not sincere to get rid of the Coolie with whom Natal is soaked, and still the Natal Medical Council advises this importation.

000003092

09.03.1899

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000003088

09.03.1899

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The latter has wired in reply that there is practically no risk from grain shipments. No infected granaries in India.

000003091

09.03.1899

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She was quarantined, pending Governments decision on the Harbour - Medical - officer's report, Who visited the ship.

000003089

09.03.1899

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It resolved that men and goods from India be stopped altogether, even if Indians in Natal may have to go without rice.

000003090

09.03.1899

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A requisition is being signed in Pmburg to ask the mayor to convene a public meeting to consider Government Action regarding plague.

000003096

10.03.1899

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"s. S. Congella" is the "last vessel with Indians for Natal" - This most reassuring Official information will be received with the utmost satisfaction.

000003095

10.03.1899

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For the race not Teutonic, our affections not platonic; and it might be a good tonic, were they delivered by plague Bubonic.

000003094

10.03.1899

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There is little excitement in the city itself. During the recent out break, "household gold" of the people affected ("Coloured Persons") were destroyed; ornaments and vessels burnt and people fumigated.

000003098

10.03.1899

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The mayor approved of Pmburg Mayor's suggestion to take a deputation to Government to emphasis the danger involved in having intercourse with infected places.

000003100

10.03.1899

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Is there no law requiring the publication of the name of the press, on all printed matter ? We may be unconsciously patronising this press.

000003097

10.03.1899

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He (Medical Officer) does his best to create panic. The mayor joins him. The agitation savours of "Political Bias" at the Government (roots ?) Government is quite alert and medicos also.

000003105

11.03.1899

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NATAL MERCURY

1

His claim of cure in an early stage is bunkum. The only cure is cleanliness. I hope circulars will be issued for Indians as Mr. Gandhi suggests.

000003101

11.03.1899

12435

PARADOX

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Importation of Indian Coolies should be left to the planters whose concern it is. The correspondent however is unjust and "palty", when ha call the member "Dives". Both the League M.L. A., have done more for Natal than another - members put to-gether.

000003104

11.03.1899

00351

INDIAN, An

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Kaffirs are allowed to walk on the Foot-paths. Why not Indians, Who have equal rights with Europeans. Natives are "glass" people and could not be allowed.

000003112

11.03.1899

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In an appeal, the council granted the eleven licences on condition that brick buildings would be erected by next year.

000003109

11.03.1899

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The question of an Indian lessees being given to the right of perpetual renewal was referred to the committee. Mr. Gandhi for the Indian.

000003103

11.03.1899

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That it was a worthy one and properly accepted. That it is to be hoped Indians will "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" them.

000003111

11.03.1899

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The proclamation prohibiting Asiatics from travelling without permission will be with drawn tomorrow by a Government proclamation.

000003114

12.03.1899

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I think the law does not empower Licencing Officers and Town Councils to reject licences just because a class (Indian) is applying. The remedy does lie in the Supreme Court, not as a Court of appeal but because the Act has been abused and the licencing Officers may be therefore, require to reconsider on its merits; as in Somnath case.

000003113

12.03.1899

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Pmburg Town Council has gone crazy, while Durban is sensible satisfied with Government's precautions. In England there is no quarantine system.

000003119

12.03.1899

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13.03.1899

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Even in England he is not given equal rights of citizenship. In India he has no franchise Government is paternal. So in "White Men's" lands" he must have less rights.

000003115

13.03.1899

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By Dr. Andrew E; a description of the history the symptoms; their source and the means of cure to the plague . A medical Commission proceeds to India to study the plague. The article wishes it all success.

000003134

14.03.1899

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I think Licencing Officers have full discretionary power provided he is not guilty of corrupt motives. The Act is the injustice, not refusing licence under it. No appeal can lie except on ground of corruption.

000003118

14.03.1899

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In the Pmburg City Meeting; a leader is said to be in possession of secret information of a startling character regarding thee plague and the Colony.

000003116

14.03.1899

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A Doctor has left Bombay for Johannesburg with a supply of plague medicine and serum.

000003117

14.03.1899

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The quarantined "s. S. Pongola " was granted pratique and she discharges her immigrants. She was on the water for over a month.

000003126

15.03.1899

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CORRESPONDENT, A

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

It was introduced into India etc; by bags of rice. Not only rats but fleas, bugs, perhaps flies and mosquitoes spread it. It can be inhaled also etc.

000003124

15.03.1899

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The Chairman of Natal Medical Council deprecated all cause for alarm and scares. Even the Immigration Board's precautions regarding landing of Indians, were more stringent than medically needed.

000003123

15.03.1899

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He is stationed at komati Poort to inspect all Kaffirs, coolies and other coloured persons entering Transvaal at that part, to prevent infection.

000003125

15.03.1899

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1. Suspend all trade with India 2. Stop (totally ) immigration till plague subsides in India 3. Return Indians on the water. Resolutions passed by 50 to 1.

000003121

15.03.1899

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Our Natives became demoralised and diseased by contact with the more dirty-Indian. As he comes here he loses all control of society. His marriage is not legally recognised. Some drastic laws are needed.

000003120

15.03.1899

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Except Hawkers and those with proprietary rights before 1885, all have been given notice to remove to locations on June 30th.

000003122

15.03.1899

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We propose to stop Indian Immigration complete and thus deliver Natal from their grasp, and to prohibit employment of Indians in our Railways.

000003127

16.03.1899

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They are victing of an overheated immigration. The Government and the Natal Medical Council are taking all reasonable precautions. Bombay figured (giver here) indirect that plague affects unclean castes most.

000003131

16.03.1899

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Only 5 cases all from one place. The infected area is being evacuated and disinfected by sections. 160 persons are thus lodged and fed at public expense, while their dwellings are disinfected. Then another section and so on.

000003133

16.03.1899

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The Governor has wired to Natal that no case has been detected since the fatal case on march 1st.

000003130

16.03.1899

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Dr. Allen's figures regarding India. 1,96,000 infected since 1896. 1,55,000 died. i.e.75 percent. Doctors in India reported deaths from plague as from other diseases to avoid inspection etc.

000003128

16.03.1899

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Dr. Fraser states that there were only five cases, 3 being fatal,- all from one centre: Two houses were burnt and people round about segregated.

000003132

16.03.1899

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He read some clauses of the Pretoria convention and though 12 days quarantine after departure more than sufficient. It was not very infectious.

000003129

16.03.1899

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Dr. Allen was of course panicky; but we suggest, vessels from India to be kept at he other anchorage and discharge there, - not even at the Bluff.

000003135

16.03.1899

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LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

I (Mr. Labistour G. A.de), return Laughtons opinion as I do not care what others think of my view. Licencing Officer agrees with my view and has given up the idea of disqualifying Indians as a class. So far so good.

000003137

17.03.1899

12382

NATALIAN, A

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Your paper wrongly blames the city. Durban is 'sane' because it is steeped in coolie interests. The ships on water should be returned or we should make our wills.

000003136

17.03.1899

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Government Officials will now directly admit Indians from Natal, provided they can prove they are not coming direct from infected places like India.

000003144

18.03.1899

12343

PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

12451

MAYOR

2

Natal Medical Council's unanimously advises non-stoppage of food-stuffs. So, Government cannot give effect to your resolution. "S. S. Gongella" brings the last batch of Indians. Natal Medical Council does not advise the discontinuance of even the importation of Indian immigrants; if the conditions of the Indian Immigration Trust Board are adhered to.

000003143

18.03.1899

00130

COLONIAL SECRETARY

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1

Government cannot rightfully act upon resolutions passed at a meeting very thinly attended. Again Government is guided by Natal Medical Council, and complete stoppage of staple food supplies would mean great hardships on Indians.

000003138

18.03.1899

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If resolved to request Government to take steps to restrict immigration from India.

000003139

18.03.1899

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Pmburg meeting where only 300 out of the white population of 11000 were present and in which only half as many voted; was off its head. Government measures regarding plague and quarantine were proper.

000003141

18.03.1899

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His remarks were as unreliable as his other statements. When did the Natal Press say that Government should sit down and do nothing ? etc.

000003140

18.03.1899

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The attendance was meagre and the expected bomb-shell did not materialise. Dr. Allen over did it when he emphasised the incurability of plague.

000003142

20.03.1899

12450

HUMBORT, J.

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Two Indian fellow-passengers were shown rudely the back-window of a station dining room. It shows up the Contractor and the Natal Government Railway.

000003147

21.03.1899

12453

GOVERNOR OF MAURITIUS

00130

COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Handling of the bags from India does not seem to be the probable cause of plague here: Probably it was introduced from Tamatave.

000003149

21.03.1899

12433

IMPERIALIST

00039

NATAL MERCURY

1

Indians have enjoyed some kind of franchise before Julius Caesar invaded Britain. They rely upon the 1858 Proclamation and Government promises.

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21.03.1899

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"Kristine" is being fitted by Government Railway's Department. Description in detail.

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21.03.1899

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22.03.1899

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GORDON W.R.

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NATAL ADVERTISER

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A Scheme to compel Natives to work in place of Coolies (Whose immigration is stopped) by giving a bonus to Native Chiefs and raising hut-tax etc.

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22.03.1899

12454

SWAMP SEED

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NATAL MERCURY

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The process of transit completely exposes it to infection, Burmah rice is cheaper and better though not "Sacred" like Ballam rice over which a Britain said a "prayer". *[Note :- The Statement - that in Calcutta rice is not consumed much and that in South Africa it is a luxury - is wrong.]

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22.03.1899

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22.03.1899

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A Natal died of small-pox without medical attention as the local small-pox Committee made no provision for him. Now the Coolies are required only to produce a clean bill of health from the Country they last resided in.

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23.03.1899

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The Government has decided to enforce the law (Coolie Location Law). The date will shortly be announced by proclamation.

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23.03.1899

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MUKHTYAR CHHAGANLAL MOTIRAM

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Will you kindly directly writing to me giving details of the same ? Mr. Vasanji has made me interested in you and your efforts.

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24.03.1899

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The Immigration Restriction Act is strictly enforced and unauthorised persons are thus banned. Natives from infected parts are also prohibited / entry.

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24.03.1899

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The Government General Wires to the French Consul here that the plague at Tamatave, the only part affected has caused and the quarantine has been raised.

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24.03.1899

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The Prosecution of late have had salutary effect as only one case of using the store as a bed-room was detected this time. Fine $. 1.

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24.03.1899

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LYON J. & CO.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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South African Company can logically argue from their instances that Indians are "Undesirables". Kindly persuade them of their folly. We feel any such advice from you would tend them at once to change for the better.

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25.03.1899

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COLONIST

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Does not wind from plagued Countries visit us sweeping in to our Colony ? Would not our doctors recommend to stop it ?

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28.03.1899

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British Government wants to use Coolies as pawns. But they are not tolerated in British. Rhodesia, so it is but proper that Transvaal applies the Location Law to them now.

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29.03.1899

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From the 1st of the next month it will be enforced. Hawkers will be allowed in Towns. Individual will be considered in case of special contract etc.

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29.03.1899

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They seriously thought of burning all the dwellings in the infected area and the suspected Port Louis but dropped it as it would not be very affective.

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30.03.1899

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Admitted 4,179, died 2,836; Non-bubonic more fatal and less easily diagnosed than bubonic. Figures for India for 28 months. 211,604 cases. Deaths 167,195. Stringent even irksome precautions necessary.

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31.03.1899

12630

LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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I discussed the Act with Mr. Escombe. The matter has been fairly bungled all through- please realise that. I do not want to discuss it with your friends. *[Note :- An important admission of blunder by the Ex-premier who was responsible for introducing it.]

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02.04.1899

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05.04.1899

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TYAB, Haji Khan Mohammad

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ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN

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Repretion is likely on the 15th instant, for our failure to comply with the oral notice to take licences. Kindly press Mr. Gandhi to come here at the time.

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05.04.1899

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We trust the majority report (4 vs. 3) of restricting of prohibiting immigration will be accepted by all. Whole South Africa united for the first time here:

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05.04.1899

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(1) 12 days isolation (2) Quarantine Stations on certain parts to be established (3) Clothes - Plague Carrier - not grain (4) Inter state Health Board to supervise and sanction common expenses to be shared in a fixed proportion.

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06.04.1899

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HENDERSON, W.M.

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GOURLY O.M.I. (Rev. Father)

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His Worship the Mayor thinks it better to include only the European Children in the arrangements.

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06.04.1899

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After 3 weeks discussion and able speeches the Government motion to discontinue Indian Immigration was passed by a large majority.

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06.04.1899

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HATHORN & CO.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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We have debited the following fees :- Regarding Kara Thakersi pound 2 ; 3 ; 0. Opinion Law 1, 1879. pound 5 ; 5 ; 0. Total pound 7 ; 8 ; 0.

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07.04.1899

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Government of Bombay's special Plague Medical Officer ridicules the idea of stoppage. Only the Coolies' kit must be disinfected. Plague not very infectious.

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10.04.1899

12457

HATHORN & CO.

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Thanks for your Cheque in settlement of our account as advised. (Stamped receipt).

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12.04.1899

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NATAL MERCURY

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Will they and Native mix with the Whites on the Mayor's fete day. The former should be separated as otherwise it will mar our Children's joy.

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13.04.1899

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Indians were granted licenses unconditionally for the current half year by the field-cornet.

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14.04.1899

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NAOROJI, Dadabhai

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GANDHI, M. K.

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I am sorry for all the troubles our people have to suffer. I work with the British committee of the Congress, and every possible attention is paid to you

000003176

15.04.1899

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GANDHI, M. K.

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TIMES OF INDIA

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Nothing less than an emphatic declaration of disapproval from the Colonial office, and adequate punishment of the guilty will meet the case.

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15.04.1899

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Had not the local police behaved with unusual firmness, serious outrage might have been committed. But the whites now want to achieve their end lawfully, that is by fostering protection in its most contemptible from [by refusing licences.] That British Subjects should seek shelter under Portugal is humiliating and unjust.

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17.04.1899

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COLONIAL-BORN INDIAN

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NATAL MERCURY

1

By such remarks on coloured children, he has proved himself to be law bred white and insulted the Queen. We do not wish to join after such remarks.

000003180

17.04.1899

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JOINT CLERK [TOWN]

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Your letter of even date shall be laid before his worship, the Mayor.

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19.04.1899

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NINETEETH CENTURY

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NATAL ADVERTISER

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In order to ease the minds of gentry working Class, I send you the purport of the following letter from Secretary, Sunday Schools Committee.

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19.04.1899

10018

NARSINHAM, B.

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NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Does the Mayor's attitude cultivate "loyalty"? Do Indians pay no taxes? Can one section enjoy at the expense [of money also] of the other part?

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19.04.1899

12463

INJUSTICE

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NATAL ADVERTISER

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One superintendent of Indian School has learnt that the Mayor thinks it better to include only European children. Comment is superfluous.

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19.04.1899

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A very faithful narrative of the misdeeds of South African Whites. In the root of this panic there is trade jealousy. Infection here is personal to the Indian. Mr. Chamberlain's deplorable omission to take notice of 1897, Durban mob has led to all this. Pmburg Indians are asked to reduced their stock.

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19.04.1899

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Received pound 1, Premium for policy from 19-4'-99 to 19-4-'00. Sum insured pound 800; in London Assurance Corporation.

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20.04.1899

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That Indian Traders should be denied domicile is irritating to English men. Is the British flag a meaning less [flag] symbol; when Portugal affords shelter? Transvaal, even, treats Indians better. It should be compelled to grant trade rights.

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22.04.1899

12458

NATHOO VALLEY & C0.NAIK,HASSIM

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NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

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But for the tact of Inspector Birch [of giving a promise to vacate the next day] our property would have been damaged and our lives in danger. J.P. Sled the mob, we are allowed to trade under all European flags except the British.

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24.04.1899

00351

INDIAN, An

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NATAL ADVERTISER

1

When with my friends I was listening to the Governor's speech, I was thrown off, and my leg was injured. was the Speech for Europeans only?

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25.04.1899

12465

SANTIDAS

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NATAL ADVERTISER

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A protest again the housing of indentured coolies " Huddled up in dirty hovels of old tins"etc. Suggestion that free Indians be compelled to raise their standard of living.

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25.04.1899

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Coolies shall remove to locations by July 1st.. where alone they will be granted trade-licences now. Exceptional case to be considered on merits.

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25.04.1899

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[1] Locations to be underr adjoining municipalities or villages . [2] Indians asked to go to live in locations before 30-6-1899.

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26.04.1899

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Signed by Krugar Reitg etc. President & Sery. S. A.Republic.

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03.05.1899

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JUSTICE

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NATAL MERCURY

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The whole episode resembles one of the Prophet Mahmad who refused to protect the property of a woman living on his far borders.- An insult to Queen and India.

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04.05.1899

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Labourers, as in Baldeo's case, abscond or desert their employers on the strength of the passes given by me. Hence my suggestion to make them. liable for frivolous complaint and to make authorities see to their return to employers.

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10.05.1899

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Just as Natal has cleverly arranged with Colonial secretary; regarding Indians and class Legislation so can Transvaal; but it cannot abrogate the Legislative Council to harm all inlanders.

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11.05.1899

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An appeal from Licencing Officer to Town Council is practically an appeal to judge against his own judgement and results in injustice. Pmburg Town Council toadies to racial feeling and so there is a movement there to repair the wrongs done to Hindus.

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19.05.1899

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"N.I.[Natal Indians] tender humble and loyal congratulations to H.M. on her 80th birth day; fervently praying Almighty may shower choicest blessings on her."

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20.05.1899

12277

PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am directed to acknowledge your letter of the 19th covering the Message.

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27.05.1899

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Her Majesty wires in reply- " H.M. Queen commands me to thank the Natal Indians for their loyal congratulations." Remit $. 4-15-0; being the cost of the telegram.

000003196

29.05.1899

00193

BIRD, C. [Principal Under-Secretary]

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GANDHI, M. K.

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The indentured coolie misuses the passes given him by the Protector and deserts, leaves Natal even with them. So he will now have to bear the cost of the cost of his return journey and penalty for absence it his complaint is frivolous.

000003198

31.05.1899

12285

INDIANS IN SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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COLONIAL SECRETARY

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We urge effective interference. Law of 1885 provides that sanitary reasons and these alone should be proved to exist for removal to locations. Again we are not "Coolies", Arabs and Muslim Subjects of Turkey". The locations are un in habitable.

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31.05.1899

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Received pound 9-9-7 and pound 10-14-7 for General and water rates due to Durban Corporation from Natal Indian Congress and Smith J.G.[stamped].

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01.06.1899

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All buildings (etc.) on stands 13-14 situate in the coolie location at Barbertain in the South African Republic are hereby sold to Dharamjee Pragji.

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01.06.1899

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Your letter of the 29th Ultimo; With a cheque for pound 4-15-0; which has been handed to the Telegraph Department being cost of your Message.

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08.06.1899

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The demand was passed. The Minister said the increase from pound 2200 was necessary as Indians insisted on joining European School. The demand was opposed on the ground that Blacks were educated to crust the Whites.

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13.06.1899

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It urged Government to remove restriction on Indian Immigration as it caused a great hardship to them; and as there was no danger of plague, through immigration.

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13.06.1899

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PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

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GANDHI, M. K.

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Government cannot alter the Bill by removing the clause you object to. Since Indians leave their Masters for frivolous complaints thus causing inconvenience and loss to master, the point is of special gravity.

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16.06.1899

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A very able summary of the History of Indian grievances in Transvaal, and how succeedingly Colonial Secretary's Weakly gave up the cause of Indians. High Court Judgement of Pretoria, was the last act of the tragedy."

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16.06.1899

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A very strong condemnation of Chamberlain's policy of yielding to Natal clamour which has emboldened Krugar to apply Location Law. Ridicule of Transvaal. High Court Judgement identifying residence and shops as one premise for "low" Indians.

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23.06.1899

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It is hard on whites when these Blacks run a store on an agent's licence he was refused retail Licence. Colonisation Company upheld whites.

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23.06.1899

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The words of the second memorial to colonial Secretary, are: "highly pathetic and ominous" as colonial secretary states to sir Wedderburn Wm. that friendly means for getting justice have failed.

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23.06.1899

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The Attorney General said it was eminently successful and had solved a problem. Indian children were not now admitted to European Schools. [applause].

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27.06.1899

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A very strong indictment of "the preposterous" clauses. It would drive away Indians from Hotel Service and expose them always to suspicion of crime . Equity flouted.

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28.06.1899

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It protests against deprivation of trading rights enjoyed by Indians even in non-British European territories in South Africa. British public sympathises with Indian.

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30.06.1899

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GANDHI, M. K.

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COLONIAL UNDER-SECRETARY

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Indians to petition if Government does not intend taking out the clause affecting Indians. Please inform.

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30.06.1899

12277

PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

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GANDHI, M. K.

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I hereby forward a copy of the report of the Protector of Immigrants Its terms were embodied in my letter to you of 29th May.

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01.07.1899

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Mr. Morcom's Vigorous championship of the rights of Natives, and coloured persons who were indirectly dispossessed.

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03.07.1899

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Mr. Morcom rightly denounced it as class Legislation to oust the coloured from Lands rural and urban. It is aimed at "beneficial Occupation" Which is defined as "that by European in rural Land"s Debate proceeding.

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05.07.1899

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He hit at a weak point in the Bill. It is a grave mistake to lay it down that no native or Indian could beneficially Occupy the land.

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07.07.1899

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The Only remedy of the innumerable grievances of nitlanders Lies in making Transvaal grant them a share in Government. The Police are "harsh and arbitrary" "as may be evident to you from the current ill- treatment of the coloured people".

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07.07.1899

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Mr. M.K. Gandhi, read the address after a neat speech. The address praised Rudolph's justice. His Worship was visible affected when he replied. [Note *: A heartfelt tribute from "rich and poor Indians"]

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12.07.1899

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Mr. Moecom applied and Khan r. K. Was admitted for practice in the Supreme Court. Khan r. K. proved some what fair for an Indian resembling an Indian

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14.07.1899

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The "Times special correspondent at Johannesburg says it is a monstrous doctrine assuring Indians' mercantile ruin and degradation.

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14.07.1899

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Moosa Hoosen takes over the good will of Suleiman Ebrahim & Co; and is alone liable for debts incurred after 10-7-1899. Notices by both.

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14.07.1899

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Mr. Macleen asks Mr. Chamberlain [Colonial Secretary] if he can explain the grounds of refusing to allow Indian Children to view the festivities in company with whites.

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15.07.1899

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Though in India, he is treated at mere dirt and human dirt he is British Government's the Time's and Uitlanders' championship will sublimate him.

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18.07.1899

12466

UNKNOWN BROTHER, An

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Mr. Gandhi's previous rather unsuccessful efforts have induced other of his stamp to follow suit and should the heavy wheel. Let us hope his advent will be a means to raise their real height.

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18.07.1899

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Imperial Government was bound down by the previous acceptance of Law 3 of 1885, of the Free State award etc. This grievance is one of the many points of disagreements.

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20.07.1899

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Indians insist on the right of co-education with Whites and hence a new school for Indians. The point will be taken to the supreme Court. It is politic to assist them in their efforts to civilise them selves. Let us be guided by England.

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20.07.1899

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However, the Native is taking to education increasingly. Granting of some rights of self-management has made them better citizens.

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20.07.1899

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The Leader strongly deprecates such actions at such a crisis. It says they have been printed a farm 5 miles away. This is to benefit the Owner.

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20.07.1899

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They requested permission to present their address to Mr. Rhodes. The Town Council granted the request.

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20.07.1899

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