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Distress in Bombay

H.E. the Governor presided this evening [November 29] at a huge meeting held in the Town Hall [in Bombay] to draw attention to the need for co-operation in the measures for the relief of distress through famine conditions in the presidency and made an important speech on the subject. He began by expressing his thanks for the help which the citizens of Bombay had constantly given him during His Governorship and proceeded to appeal for voluntary help to assist the Government in protecting the lives and health of poorer citizen in the crisis now to be faced through the failure of rains. He then read extracts from a statement prepared for him showing in detail the state of affairs throughout the presidency and the measures taken to meet the conditions so far as they have already developed.

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