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THE ASIATIC PROBLEM.

INDIANS IN AFRICA

AN IMPROVED OUTLOOK.

AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERN-

MENT.

CAPE TOWN. January 22.

The correspondence between the Secre- tary for the Interior (Mr. E.H.L. Gorges) and Mr. Ghandi, the Indian solicitor, who has been advising the Indians in their policy of passive resistance against the   poll tax of the Union Govern-     ment, has been published. The net re-

sult of the negotiations is that Mr. Ghandi promises to await the report of the         Royal Commission appointed recently by the Government before reviving the passive resistance movement Although Mr. Ghandi     will not appear before the Commission as a witness, he is wiling that Sir Benjamin

Robertson, the envoy from the Indian Go- vernment, should do so on his behalf.

As the outcome of the correspondence, the Department for the Interior has agreed to liberate all those Indians who were ar- rested for passive resistance to the law, and to await the recommendations of the Com- mission. The Government will then legis- late to overcome the existing difficulty con- cerning the 60/ poll tax. The Indians will not press their charges of ill-treatment and brutality towards the strikers, while the Government agree not to produce negative evidence on that phase of the trouble, but reserve the right to investigate the oc- currences resulting in loss of life in the two affrays last November, when, as the outcome of an attack by the Indians on the Premier mine, near Pretoria, three Indians were killed and 22 injured.

THE CALCUTTA &t - TRAGÈDT. ' . *J

ACCUSED BEFORE THE COURT.

IMPORTANT ¡&ECRLT ADMISSIONS.^

\ CALCUTTA. J*ínaryl23. «V*

Normal Kanto Roy was brought before^tb*^ » court yesterdaj una charged with^tae jhin>S '< der earlier m the week ot InapeUor' Ghoée,> 4 an Indian pohce oflicial, -who displayed. con-| 3 -lderable activity m tracing the crimes! j of political offenders. .'¡¡v

Ihe case was heard m camera, as the .£ evidence was of a sensational nature. It ,. is understood that Roy confessed that be

committed the crime, also that he was as- % eociated with a bomb' factory recently-^ raided by the police m Calcutta He ia <? aiho understood to bave disclosed the names f _ of 40 conspirators located in Calcutta anfy i Dacca. , u - y. !

TEE MSSAL CON- ^

SPIRAÇY. ^«/"V

PRISONERS SENTENCED TO.» -,%-t

DEPUTATION.

CALCUTTA, January 23.' _*{t* Twehe of theiBangal conspiratois arv^ rested in June last Avère yesteiaay found,

guiltv and nero sentenced to transporta--- ( tion for terms ranging from two to twelve^ years. \ ' £-~

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Further remarkable evidence in the ;Barî-__-î sal conspiracy case" is recorded at, length"^ in -the Indian papers,,and additional, "jghfj-5^ is thrown on the operaSidhs,ofit"ae extaaff^ sive secret society winch' has beefn^reäpon''.*-» sible for so nuny áncoitíes,and-'éo"'*nue§.*J>j] seditious- propaganda in Hjbe last^two' orffi? three, years. __ 4 " - -- -- ','r--^?-¿

ieropen», jprovery

pnrpo'sef: . of some of the. revolutionaryt documenta i_ seized i_-.the.poliee- 'He sa.id'-tlïaA MaàW '/< (one-of, the leaders"", of -the *_r___dsat'r)_]>'ír;j; adjured him thus-"Much is expected frbni|*" the students. Those AYho_are_&tüdc*it_ .nxiteS', will in time fill up all Government' depárÉ^«. ments, and -then «will ' be- ablento' So^in'ucn.í,! Centrcs-will have-to be created, and*-!."!» ready there ale such-centres." "- " /-' * "V""*"?")»

Ac regards' seducing sepoys, MaHan 'had , toid the Avitness that sepoys .were*spirited,. " men, and 'that it would not take long to"?-,' J sedur-e them. When a' ^sufficient quantity8-"*"' of arms had becn,see_red that.work*AVoulóV^ be clone. "Mudan bad also said that there & were arrangements- to support the- families \ of those Avho woidd woik fQr,_fche'Samityi. t As icgards the guestion'of the mode of tne"'*' administration after the'revolution, Madaa-^ told him that Hindus and,'Mohammedans-i were now being united, and once-unity had '

been established between'-them'ibey^vouldî* work jointly at the. time of' action.¡ ' î_ V»1

The second Of the two prisoner's who hixoYn undertaken to give evidence on 'behalf {? of_ ~ the Crown desenbed his introduction ini&*¿i

the societv and what-followed: He^wn»'^ -îppronched on the subject at iK-shènga]. f by one Jo tim Roy. "Jotim-asked me/1"., ha" « said, ''if I had any lntenrion'io-prpteet,"*' the Hindu religion, and further said that; 4 in order to protect the Hindu religion, ,-tl-e ti establishment' of "Hindus' sovereignty . wiMr

absolutely, necess-ary. He went'oâ.givinç^,' me lessons for the protection'of tne'Hindai.-S îeligion, and at last I agreed. One day * I went to a temple and there.met Upendra \ Pal and Jotin. .There,Jotin.gave.me''3,.^, printed paper 'containing vows. ¿He a|so>

placed tulsi leaves on my hand and asked r\ me to read aloud the vowa. "I took tm? t

"I carne- to Barral with Jotin. He. asked *?

me to poir.t out cne Kunja Mitra, va-'police's head constable of my village. Kunja.used

to live at the police club«at BarisaL" -We^ went to the police club and-met* Kunja./Sp questioned Jotin as to why he wanted ¿to"

know Mitra. Jotin ttold "me that "peopler*"? were expected ^from Dacca ,l»«;Bái"_''fbr< murdering Inspector Monmohuni' GfföBeV'"

Kunja Was "also very troti^e/some*'4-» ' the; ¿ Sanut.v, so Jotin wanted- to'see"'him.f'JoíM '".

At a later period the1 witness again nieti*' Jotin, and "he fold' me 'that, Monmohñiv' <

Ghose had been assassinatedvthe -night.«<£.* i, vious. Jotin also said that,» having'takfea^** leave from those who had pome from, Dacca*' for assassina ting Monmohun, he carne 'ßy'j.j the Khulna mail." ' ' 'vy ' ,S¡. ?

Of the. rest of this witness^ càdence^fKef" ¿« most important part; was h»rdescriptioi_,''~ of twö4dncoities in .which he took.',a íper>JL sonal partj-'and which'resulted'_t thccolf?":

lection''ol'a good deal of Joot, iJti\^~ -'y

.TOTAL w£úm^'i^

CANADIAN LEGISLATIO_ï ' f \

PROJECTED.' . « . j -

OTTAWA^ Jan HJU_- 23. < ,

The Canadian Government aró 'négociât* -^ ing w'th'Downing-ctreet regarding""the pro>v posed Asiatic Exclusion Bill "about to be , introduced, into, the Dominion Parhamenlv.

It is unknown as'yet whether.the total es»,

elusion of; Asiatics from Canada has beert-,

decided on,-as-negptiatioim. along these} lines ure? still proceeding betweenithe Canaj

dian'and the Britisb Governments. '-The- . former, have already decided to *ntrndu<*G"

an InimigrationrBill before the present eefc- < sion ends. * » ^ ' '

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JAPANESE DEMA-NTO...^

POSITION tí? UNITED STATES. ' -r

WASHINGTON; January 22. ~¿"*

The .Immigration' Comnnttee of th«-j. House of Representatives have declined - to reopen the hearing with regard to the Baker BUI, under winch Asiatics arc to be excluded from the United States. The members explained that they wished to

hear Mr. Bryan (Secretary"of State) befor«'.. taking action. "? ? ' J "

The Japanese Minister's address as de-\ livcred at Tokio was read and discussed'* thoroughly. -This referred to tbe action

of the Californian Legislature in passing a," . law prohibiting Asiatics from owning^land ' in that State.

Mr. Bryan, when interviewed, declined* to say whether he proposed to reply to

the last Japanese note, but said he.thought ', the situation was diplomatically better.

? It is understood that Japan refuses it abandon the treatment of the whole que»,

tion by diplomatic methuds. _.._

A NEW TREATY LIKELY. V '

"WASHINGTON, January 23. ii, High officials connected with the * De*> partment of-State are of the opinion "that the United. States-and Japan are likely to agree to a new'treaty, governing 'the ad- ' mission of Japanese, to the United States.1*

Although Japan, as yet'has not requested Ï, ' a new treaty, it js Relieved that her'iiêst^y move «iii te «Jans some such l_u_f *? ' *.?

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