Hide Articles List

20 articles on this Page

Advertising

DINING WITH "OOM PAUL."

EFFECT OF REDUCED POSTAGE…

A MILLIONAIRE'S WILL.

[No title]

ALICE AND HER HUSBAND.

i METHUEN'S HORSE. :

News
Cite
Share

METHUEN'S HORSE. Major J. W. Harrel, late 2nd Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, was the officer who actually re- cruited men for Methuen's Horse in 1884. A Dailykifail representative has been favoured by the gallant major with a few further particulars re- garding the raising of this splendid regiment of ir- regular horse. Seventeen days," said Major Harrel, was the exact time it took me to recruit and despatch close on 600 volun- teers to South Africa. Three hundred men left Southampton within 10 days of my recruiting office being opened in Leicester-square, and 1 followed with the balance seven days later. Among the men I en- listed for Methuen's Horse were on less than 42 Militia. officers. But all sorts and conditions were represented, including some Texan cowboys." Major Harrel gave the Daily Mail an old printed circular of the terms of service. It is reproduced below, as the particulars are of special interest just now: SOUTn AFRICAN IRREGfLAR FORCE. Troop-Sergeant-Major, pay per diem 7s. Sergeants, â â 6s. Corporals, â â â 5s. Troopers, â â â 4s. With Is. per diem deferred pay to each of the above grades. Free rations will be provided. Free passage to and fro. Uniforms, arms, and accoutrements will be fur- nished. Terms of Service.âMinimum six months maxi- mum, 12 months. Details regarding pension, etc., to be obtained at the office. It is to be further understood that candidates, whether accepted or rejected, cannot claim expenses for travelling or loss of time. (Signed) J. W. HARREL. 50, Leicester-square. Major Harrel is certain that no more difficulty- but probably much less-would be experienced at the present time in obtaining suitable volunteer recruits for service in South Africa. The best stamp of man in his opinion is one who is good at outdoor sports, and who has some knowledge of riding and horses. The best age is from twenty-five to thirty-five.

SEA FISHERIES.

ITHE DISCOVERY AT DALSTON…

GRADUATES OF CAMBRIDGE.

[No title]

THE WOMAN'S WORLD.

MR RHODES AND WOMEN.

[No title]

ART AND LITERATURE.

[No title]

JALEBERD'S BUMPS.

SUCCESSFUL MUNICIPAL PRINTING.

MEMS. ABOUT NATAL.

A TOWN AND ITS MORALS.