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ANOTHER CARDIFF PILOT CARRIED…

. ABRrVAL OF REINFORCEMENTS…

COURT OF INQUIRY ON THE ISANDULA…

THE KILLED AT IS KNDULA. -

ATTITUDE OF THE NATIVES. -

ARMS FOR CETYWAYO. -

THE ALLEGED SHIPMENT OF ARMS…

COLONEL PULLEINE AT ISANDULA,…

THE RECOVERY OF THE COLOURS.…

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THE RECOVERY OF THE COLOURS. NARRATIVE OF THE SEARCHERS. Under the date oi February 4, a special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph on the Zulu frontier writesA party went from our little camp at Bcrke's Drift, consisting of Major Black, of the 2-24th Regiment; the Bev. George Smith, chaplain of the forces; Captain Harford, 19 men, the Com- mandant of Lonsdale's Corps, Oaptain Charles Eaw, four men of the Native Mounted Con. tingent, and Brickhillt the interpreter to the staff. The downward course of the Buffalo riper was followed until a crossing place at an almost impassable drift was reached, where many of our brave fellows, after the carnage of Isandhlwana camp, essayed to pass and perished in the attempt. The route was strewn with dead bodies, those of the natives composing the majority, these being either members of the Natal Native Contingent or loyal natives who believed in the supreme power of the Govern- ment or the magical effect of the boundary line, even to the last. When the steep path leading down the precipitous rocks to the river was reached scouts were posted, A descent was made, and half way down, nearly half a mile from the river, lay the bodies of Adjutant Melville and Lieutenant Coghill. They, were decently interred, and service was performed by the chaplain Lieutenant Cog- hill's ring, Adjutant Melville's spurs, and other articles belonging to the brave fellows being carefully taken charge of by their comrades. The path thence to the river was strewn with dead Zulus and various paraphernalia of eavago warfare. Arrived at the river the dead horses, saddles, stirrups, spurs, leggings, charms, and articles of native dress, acci- dentally or purposely cast off, lying by the roaring stream, foaming over huge boulders, and passing between precipitous cliffs covered with bush and aloes, showed the spot where the rushing torrent and savage foe alike over- whelmed many brave men. About 500 yards below, at the crossing place, Mr. Harbour, of Commandant Lonsdale's Corps, suceeeded in finding the Queen's colours of the 1.24th, with the pole complete, injured by the action of the rapid stream, but otherwise untouched, the gilt Lion and Crown surmounting the pole, and the colour case were found by two other of Lonsdale's mm a few yards lower down. BECEPIION OF THE COLOURS AT CAMP. These colours were borne back at the head of the little cavalcade in triumph, and when Rorke's Drift was reached the soldiers left their dinners, or whatever occupation they were engaged upon, overjoyed at the eight of their lost colours regained, and gave their heartiest cheers for the old flag and for Major Black and the volunteers who had re- covered them. The Major, in a few well- choten words, then handed the colours to Colonel Giynj amidst loud buzz tha, and the Colonel, with heartfelt emotion, on behalf of himself and his regiment, thanked the little band for the noble work they had voluntarily undertaken and successfully performed."

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DISTRESSING ACCIDENT AT DOWLAIS.

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I THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE.

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