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TWO PITCHERS,',::,.

The Quarrel.

Iffi-VIISE AND OTHERWISE -0

FLOODS IN SPAIN.

THE JEFFERIES-CORBETT FIGHT.

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General Woodgate's Successor.

GLAMORGAN RIFLE ASSO.CIATION.

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THEATRE ROYAL, CARDIFF.

j(OrXTY FOOTBALL.

I PENARTH SWIMMING CLUB.

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I..MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR.-,.......,-.!

The Poll of Owners and Ratepayers.

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HEROES OF WELSH HISTORY.

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SLAVERY AMONG THE BOERS.

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SLAVERY AMONG THE BOERS. To the Editor of the "Evening Express." Sir ,-&e the letter in your issue of the 25th inst., signed "Juvenus," it seems to me that "Jdvenus" either wilfully misconstrues or is I lamentably ignorant of the facts. With regard to the apprenticeship system, as "Juvenus" calls it, .in vogue among the Dutch of the Transvaal, you can hardly call it by so good a name, seeing that the native is engaged as a rule to work for twelve months for, perhaps, a. couple of sheep, but at the end of this period the Dutchman usually finds that the boy, through inattention in minding the flocks and herds of the farmer, has lost a few ¡ sheep or allowed a bullock to stray, so the I boy is told that, on thii account, he must for- feit his payment in kind, and is thus robbed of a year's labour. Compound Slavery.âThis is a most unjust accusation, and I am able to speak from ex- perience, having been compound manager on a mine wheP3 both the open and closed sys- tems were in vogue. I can assure "Juvenus" that no boy is taken into the compound against his will, and that he is free to agree to stay for as long or as short a period as he likes. When I was manager of the closed com- pound boys have often come to me from the open on4 and asked me to admit them to the closed, and, when I have asked why they wished to change, they have invariably replied, "be- cause we cannot save any money in the open compound, as we are always out"; and, as a natural consequence, were always spending their money. As for working for a "pittance" If "Juvenus" calls 30s. to 40s. a week a "pit- tance." I think he is the only man who will. This is the sum many of the boys are able to earn; in fact, I have known boys work the first three days of the week and earn 18s.. and then lie about the compound for the remainder of the week. If all the Johannesburg compounds were "closed" we should hear 1-m about Sunday tribal fights and illicit Jiquor traffic. "Juvenus" must understand that when a native enters a mine to work, he does so in order to save money and return home to buy cattle, and he has sense enough to know that it is far better for him to be shut up. With regard to the unjustifiable wa.r. as "Juvenus" calls it. if he were to go and live either in the Orange Free State or in the Transvaal for a couple of years, he would pro- bably then change his opinion It is a war which justice and liberty demand, and. as such mis-statements as his are calculated to do much harm, I should esteem it a favour if you would give this letter a little of your valuable space.âI am, Ac., February 6. COMPOUND.

THE WAR WOUNDED.

BRITATTS OUTLOOK.

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WAiR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES…

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FREE FIGHTS AT A PEACE .MEETING.I…

HOME E!rf¡tS.

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FOREIGN .ARRIVALS OF LOCAL…

SHIPPING CASUALTIES.

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