SOUTH AFRICA: Incident on the Veld

Out of Cape Town last week rattled a troop train bound for Sonderwater Camp, 1,100 miles away. It was packed tight with mulatto soldiers and most of them were full of high spirits soaked up in Cape Town's cheap Jim Crow bars.

Not many miles from Cape Town, their spirits spontaneously combusted. At wayside stations they smashed windows of other trains, broke open fruit trucks, shattered hotel windows, damaged shop fronts, plastered white civilians with whatever their hooch-hot hands could find to throw. Near the Touws River junction, where locomotives are changed, the...

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