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VILLAGES EVACUATED.

88,000 PERSONS LEAVE.

Refusal to Pay Taxes.

Effect of New Indian Law.

CALCUTTA. Oct. 20

The agriculturists of 25 villages in the   Bardoli district, the centre of the "no tax"  

movement in West India, made a dramatic

evacuation as a protest against the new   unlawful association ordinance. The dis-

trict, which has an area of 222 square miles and a population of 82,000 agriculturists, is, on account of the congress agitation for non-payment of taxes, three years in     arrears, the amount involved being  

£18,800.

When the ordinance was applied the villagers anticipated the measures for the   attachment of their property, and when the tax officers arrived they found only   deserted villages. The inhabitants had left, taking everything movable, including the   newly harvested rice crop, household goods,

and cattle. It was discovered that the villagers had been secretly removing goods and crops by night across the border into Baroda State tenitory, where the Baroda villagers harboured and helped them  

Attempts to Wreck Trains,

CALCUTTA, «Jot. 21.

A bomb exploded between Xasirpur and Peshawar lailway stations last night just befoie the arrival of the mail train fiom Calcutta. The pcimanent way was slightly damaged.

An attempt to wrivk a tram was made near Lahoie on Sunday, where the eugun« of the mail train from Calcutta was de- railed between Lalitpur and Jhansi. Acid stains found on the tails suggest a bomb explosion.

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