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THE ADVANCE COMMENCED. From Fort Pearson the Times correspondent tele- graphs on June 14:—"The long-expected move of Crealock's Division has at length commenced. Yes- terday the first portion of the Division, consisting of the Buffs, C Troop of Lonsdale's Horse, and two guns of the 8th Battery, 4th Brigade R.A., under Ellaby, started, escorting a convoy of about seventy wagons. John Dunn, with some of his scouts, left to-day accompanied by Maguenda and five followers. The second column—namely, the 88th, the Navil Brigade with three Gatlings, one nine-pounder, and two rocket tubes, and one troop of cavalry, leave, also escorting a convoy. The 3rd section, consisting of the 99th, M Battery, 6th Brigade R.A., Nettlet ri's Native Contingent, and all drafts, will leave al mb the 19th. There is a complete field hospital with each column. Fort Crealock will be garrisoned by 99th, two guns of the 8th Battery, 7th Brigade, Royal Artillery, and a troop of Lonsdale's Horse. Forts Pearson and Tenedos will be held by about :100 men, forming a convalescent depot, and a detachment of naval blue-jackets is to man the guns and defences of both. The forts have been strengthened to render them secure for a smaller force. A redoubt is being erected for the protection of the hospital recently established, and named Victoria Hospital. Colonel Walker is entrusted with the command of the Lower Tugela, including Forts Pearson and Tenedos. A small but very strong fort has been erected on the border, twelve miles up the river, at the head- quarters of Captain Luca's Border Guardsmen. A brigade over the Tugela has been completed this week. The original pontoon bridge has been removed, and a portion of it taken up country to bridge the Umlalosi river." Writing from the Upoko River Camp June 10th, the Daily News correspondent says:—" The cavalry horses are rapidly deteriorating under the reduced rations of eight pounds of bad oates and no hay. I fear lest the horses will become so weak as to be unserviceable, and it will be better economy to keep them lit for service on adequate rations for the present and when it becomes impossible to feed them longer, send them back, for horses unable to perform cavalry work are an encumbrance rather than an advantage. We here, after eight days in Zuluknd, and four marches from the front, near Koppie Allein, now still within twenty-eight miles ci tho frontier at Rorke's >ri £ fc. In other words, our present distance from iUaritJiburg by the road we have travelled, and alo- which our communications are maintained, j, than two hundred miles, whereas via Rorko Lhe distance is only one hundred and ten mile. aifference represents simply so much marehin haulage of supplies thrown away and that the: be no difficulty about the roac' between hero Rorke's Drift is proved by the fact that i-hc wagons taken by the Zulus from Isandula, of course with inferior appliances, have been found here. Strong representations have been made to Lord Chelmsford, even now, to utilise Rorke's Drift for communica- tions with the colony, but they have hitherto been unsuccessful. No further communication has been read from Cetewayo to this column. Spies state that Cetewayo maintains a defiant tone regarding us to his own people, declaring bus intention to fight the quarrel out; but this is believed to be only dust thrown in their eyes to avert the loss of his supre- macy." Two days later the same correspondent says: "A practicable rod has been found between here and Rorke's Drift, which, if adopted, shortens the line of communication one-half. Io-day expires tho week named to Cetewayo for the sending in of the sevo. pounders. They have not yet arrived." SIR GARNET WOLSE LEY'S INSTRUCTIONS. From Cape Town the Times correspondent writes, on the 17th:—"Sir Bartle Frere has received the official intimation of Sir Garnet Wolseley's appoint- ment as Governor of Natal and the Transvaal and as High Commissioner for native and foreign affairs in territories north and east thereof, including the seat ot war, with supreme military command. The Sec- retary of State explains that at the present juncture the system under which authority is distributod among four persons is inadequate, and occasions differences such as lately occurred between Lord Chelmsford and Sir II. Bulwer as to the disposalof native levies. The Government considers Sir Bartle's duties at present require his presence at Cape town. It acknowledges the labours in which he has recently been engaged to have been performed with singular zeal and energy and desires him to direct his attention to the union of Griqualand, the financial question, and, above all, to confederation. Sir G. Wolseley is for the time to perform that portion of his Excellency's functions as High Commissioner which it would be impossible for him at a distance of a thousand miles to attend to liko one on the spot. The appointment is regarded as acceptable on military grounds but in respect to civil matters the colonists fear that danger would arise from a less firm policy than that of Sir Bartle Frere, andfthat the terms of peace dictated from homo willleaye native troubles unsettled. For the present the question of .confederation, which the Cape min- isters were prepared to forward on the meeting of Parliament, will be suspended. The Standard and Mail says :—" Notwithstanding many difficulties and many misunderstandings, British South Africa was in a fair way of becoming a self-defending and self- governing dominion, for which England would be in. hardly any way responsible. Sir Garnet Wolseley's appointment, curtailing as it does Sir Bartle Frere's power and the influence of the Cape Parliament, is exactly calculated to take away all hopes that within a reasonable time a really satisfactory settlement of South African affairs will be arrived at." On tho best authority I may state that Sir B. Frere will cordially welcome his of friend Sir Garnet, to assist in settling the Zulu troubles."

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