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DIABOLICAL PLOT AGAINST LORD ROBERTS. <TEN FOREIGNERS ARRESTED, The following despatches have bow iaauad by the War Office :— From Lord Roberts to the Secretary of State tor War. Johannesburg, November 26th. As a report of a plot against my life will probably reach you, I think you should know the facts. The police have been aware for some time that a plot was in existence, and arrested five Italians, four Greeks, and one Frenchman on the 16th inst., who are now awaiting trial. Their intention was to explode a mine in St. Mary's Churoh at eleven o'clock service on the 18th November. SERIES OF BOER DEFEATS. Brom Lord Roberta to Secretary of State for War. Johannesburg, November 26tb. Bruce-Hamilton reports that Remington was ongaged with parties of Boers near Franfort. The Boers, who were under Steenkamp, cleared off to the south. Our casualties nil. Large numbers of stock and eight prisoners were taken. Douglas, from Klerksdorp, also reports a large Capture of stock, so also does Wynne from Hei. del berg. De Lisle, from Kroonstad, reports that Colonel Fanlhawe had a rear-guard aotiou with about 60 Boers near Dainsfontein. One man of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles was killed. Fan. shawe reports that Captain Watson performed a gallant act. Seeing Private Robinson, New South WalencMounted Rifles, fall, he turned back and carried him out on his own horse under a hot fire. Clements, moving towards Rietfontein, was opposed by Delarey with a total of 800 to 1,000 men. They had with them one Krupp, one 12- pounder, one pom-pom. He completely dispersed them. Three dead Boers were seen, and natives report that there were three more dead and several wounded. v Barton reports that the Brokpan was attacked at 3 a.m. on the 24th, and was defended against a fierce attack by seven men of the Railway Pioneer Regiment and 10 mounted infantry. Our men behaved splendidly, and drove off the enemy, who lost three dead. A Transvaal flag was captured. It was carried by a field cornet, who was shot at close quarters. The town guard took part in tho fight, and behaved very well. Randle reports that Boyes has returned to Harrismith, having had slight opposition. He brought with him a large amount of cattle and horses. Boyes's casualties since the 14th were jive killed and 16 wounded. W. G. Knox reports all the wounded from Bothaville are doing well. The Commandant at Rouxville telegraphs on 22nd that Lieutenant Neumeyer was found brutally murdered, shot in the back, and lying in a donga about three miles from Stitzkraal. He was in a Cape cart, and when he jumped out he left his riflle in it, and so was unarmed- He was en route to join the constabulary at Bloemfontein. Hart reports that on Friday and Saturday he marched along the Gatsrand, reaching Welver- diend, Loseberg Pass, by mid-day. The enemy re- tired before him, stopping to fire from well- chosen positions. He estimate8 their number at about four hundred. An English civilian released by them states that they have nothing but meat to eat, and only a few Cape carts for transport. Our casualties were: Killed, one man; wounded, Second Lieutenant Moffatt, South Wales Borderers (slightly), and four men. Hart attri- butes our alight losses to the expertness with which the Btrong positions were turned by the mounted troops under Wilson and Sprot, and to steady advance of the infantry under Roche and Hicks, whilst the guns were ably handed by Stokes and Fisher. Much forage and a large amount of cattle were brought in. L

ANGLO-FRENCH CONFLICT;

THE COURT AND THE CAPITAL|

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KRUGER IN PARIS.

STRANGE ABDUCTION STORY.

CYCLIST'S TERRIBLE DEATH.

THE QUEEN AND HOSPITAL,

WRECK OFF THE LIZARD.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S RETURN.

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT STRANRAER.

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FEAST OF MUSIC.

THE COMMAND OF THE ARMY.

LICENSING CHANGES IN MANXLAND.

THRILLING SCENES AT A FIRE.…

STABBING MANIA AT HULL. j

ESCAPE OF MILITARY PRISONERS.I

GOVERNMENT CUTTER LOST. 1

FUNERAL OF SIR A. SULLIVAN.

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS LOSE.

DEATH DUTY APPEAL DISMISSED.

-n_----COAL MINE ON FIRE.

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