Hide Articles List

21 articles on this Page

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.

News
Cite
Share

The Cape Time* says:ââ¢* The Mhevenda, with Cet ewayo s brother, who came in a few days ago has given some interesting particulars about Cetewayo's present intention, and about the Isandula battle, in which he was engaged. On the day of the battle, Mhevenda says, it was the Zulu plan to enter Natal with an imp! of 25,000 men, destroying the oamp of the column and the post at Rorke's Drift on the way. Four- JwvuJ attacked the camp, a reserve of 11,000 being kept out of action. The 24th Foot behaved so steadily, both outside the camp, and afterwards. when they retired on the tents, that the Zulus were defeated and about to fly, when the ammunition of the soldiers failing, they plucked up courage for a rush, and carried the position by weight of attack The 24th at the last unable to fire their rifles were formed back to back, and thus held the ground with the bayonet until they fell in their lines. The reserve then advanced on Rorke's Drift, and the gallant defence of that post saved the colony Cetewayo now says that he will attack no more camps or laagers; if the English will meet him in the open' he is ready for them; and his next attack will be made upon one of our advancing columns while in motion. Men are now being colleoted in foroe at the Kingr* kraal, and a regiment has been despatched down the coast line to intercept Dabulamanzi, who is said to be preparing to come in to us with his people. This Zulu force is concentrated either on the Inyani, or this side of Gingihlovo, or in the Ekowe Bush, some miles beyond. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Colonel Buller has made a reconnaissance and found the Zloblane stronghold deserted. Spies report that Kambula is to be again attacked. The laager has been removed to a higher ridge in the mountain and has been considerably strengthened. All the reinforcements have left Durban and the majority Maritzburg; they will in a few days arrive at their appointed poets. Dabulamanzi is still reported as anxious to sur- render, but prevented by a Zulu impi. Colonel Pearson is suffering from fever at Fort Pear- son and is expected to go down to Durban again. Captain Stourton, of the 53rd Regiment, has died suddenly. Small bodies of Zulus are occasionally met with by convoys passing from the Lower Tugela, to the new Fort Chelmsford, on the Inytsane river, and Lonsdale's Horse, under Captain Ebden, have made several raids, capturing a number of cattle. The health of the men at the new fort continues good, and it is said that the accounts of sickness at Ginghilova have been much exaggerated. The Tugela is falling fast. and the engineers are busy constructing a pontoon-bridge at Fort Pearson. Tne telegraph is then to be constructed to the Inyezand camp. Reports of intended raids by Zulus immediately the river falls have been circulated, and the Natal Mercury seems to fear that a sufficient force has not been left on the borders to prevent such attempts, if made by any large number of Zulus. It was stated a short time ago that Cetewayo had altered his tactics and intended invading the Transvaal ill preference to attacking the British camps or convaya. The foundation of this statement appears to be that Uoseliti shortly before his death made a raid into Swaneland, and, being driven back, he destroyed all the tarm houaea he came across. Another petty ohief with several followers has sur- rendered in Basutoland. » "till being invested, but *° rn th« Free State having ArmatIoong gun, The natives on the northern border are being driven frem the strong; positions they previously held. Since the Hon. Mr. Upington took the field a much neater amount of activity has been shown. greater Sir Bartle Frere has been fited in Pretoria. Dinners and balls were given and levies held. He was expected to leave for Kimberley about May 2 and to S £ e in Potchefatroem on the 6th He will be accompanied by Major Lanyon, and will be met, near Bloemkoff, by Colonel Warrand. A reception committee hu been formed at Kimberley, and a great demonstration is expected. The Cape Times yesterday announced that it was authorized to state that Sir Bartle Frere had no intention of resigning. Nearly every town and village in South Africa has neld a public meeting to discuss his policy, which was almost without exception heartily endorsed. Efforts are being made by the winegrowers to in- duce the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make such an alteration in the wine duties as to enable the native wines to compete with the home market. A com. mittee of gentlemen in London is to be appointed to watch their interests. Mneh siokness prevails at Fort Chelmsford, and 173 men have been sent back thence invalided to the General Crealook is at Fort Pearson seriously U1 from typhoid fever. k*" been formed on the Amatakulu, nsmed Jort Crsalocfe, Frequent convoys pass between eaA ocMiiioo but Zulu* bein&' seea on his kraal and returned In a north-westerly direction. An imd-tw r&-dng haa been held in Cape Town to arrange for a brilliant reception to Sir Bartle JFrere on his return from the Transvaal and Natal. Celoaei Wood haa broken up his camp at Kambula, and has formed a new one at Queen's Kraal, on the White Umvolosi, in order that he may be able the better to co-operate with General Newdigate. The AVAW [Timea states that the general British advance haa been postponed for the present, owing to difficulties of transport, but that a force consisting of two cavalry regiments and six guna will make a rapid march to Ulundi. No official information on this sub- ject, has, however, been made known.

[No title]

[No title]

AN INTERVIEW WITH CETEWAYO.

SURRENDER OF CETYWAYO'S YOUNGEST…

[No title]

I THE I ENGLISH AGRICULTURAL…

A NAVAL ENGAGEMENT.

DEATH OF JUDGE PACKER.

WOMAN'S WORK.

THE EDUCATION OF DEAF-MUTES.

THE HELIOGRAPH.

THE DEMANDS OF THE TENANT…

A DESTRUCTIVE CYCLONE.

THE LATE WILLIAM FROUDE, F.R.S.

[No title]

A FAMOUS MARE.

Utisallanmts

(our fffnkn Coraspoiitient.

THE ZULU WAR,

MEDICAL TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.