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I THE BALLYMOTE AFFRAY.

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SPRING TROUT FISHING IN DEVON.

BEARS AND THEIR KEEPERS.

THE NATIONAL FINANCES.

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THE DEATH OF CETEWAYO. J

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THE DEATH OF CETEWAYO. J The Standard of Tuesdav publishes the following [ letter: ° Sir,-As I chanced to be at Etshowe, Zululand, { with a friend of mine (Mr. Courtney Acutt) at the time of Cetewayo s death, I think a few lines as to what we saw and heard there may be of interest to some of your readers. We were staving at the private residence of Captain Mansell, who is head of the Mounted Police Force, resident in The Reserve. We arrived on Thursday, the 7th of February, but, as it was raining and a heavy mist falling, we saw nothing that day, but in the evening heard a great deal of singing at the kraal where the King died, which is only a few hundred yards from Captain Mansell's. On the 8tli, at half-past eleven a.m., we called on Mr. Osborne, the British Resident (who lives about mid- way between Captain Mansell's and the kraal), asking if he had any objection to our visiting Cetewayo. His reply was, Provided our visit was not a political one he could have no objection." We then proceeded to the kraal, meeting outside, firstly, Umdabuka (Cetewayo's next brother), then Mahanana, Shingana, and Dabulainanzi, all sons of Panda. They evinced some curiosity as to who we were, and as to the object of ourvisit; but upon my informing them that I had seen their King at the Cape, and later on in England, they were satisfied, and then informed us that Cetewayo was bathing at a stream hard by, but that, as he took a longtime in performing his ablutions, we had better return in the afternoon. They were certainly the four largest men we bad ever seen together, whose weight (I should think) could not be under eighteen stone each. We left at one p.m. precisely, and returned to the hospital quarters from whence we came. At four p.m. Cap- tain Mansell, Messrs. Acutt, Addison, and myself drove to the military camp, about a mile and a half distant, beautifully situated on the Etshowe heights. At a quarter-past five p.m., whilst watching the British officers play polb, one of Cetewayo's favourite chiefs, who accompanied him to England, came to the Resident, asking for a doctor, as he said the King was ill.. The military doctor, Captain Liddel, and Mr. Addison started as soon as pos- sible. We left at half-past six p.m., intending then to make our call upon the King, but were met at a distance of a quarter of a mile from the Royal resi- pence by Dr. Scott and Captain Liddel, returning, who informed us that" Cetewayo was dead, and must have been so two hours, for the body was nearly cold, and the doctor gave it as his opinion that the cause of death was fatty degeneration of the heart." Instead of the sounds of mirth and revelry which met our ears the night before, we heard nothing but hideous shrieks of woe and discord from the numerous rela- tives and inhabitants of the kraal. The usual ceremony of transporting the hut for burning, and carrying away the earth on which it stood, was performed on Saturday, the 9th, and we were present at it. This was the hut in the Police Fort which was occupied by Cetewayo previous to his departure for the kraal where he died. Superintend- ing this ceremony was his favourite chief Incozane, who recognised me, and, after taking a pinch of snuff, conversed freely. He informed us that Cetewayo had merely had a slight bilious attack the day before his death, and that on his return from bathing lie lay down, and never awoke. This is nearly all that is likely to interest you, ex- cepting that I may add the coffin was in the course of construction, when we left, from some packing-cases of Captain Mansell's, the only timber to be found at Etshowe, the dimensions of which were, height 3ft. 3in. by 3ft. by 3ft. This extraordinary measurement of a coffin is accounted for by the fact that the natives bury their dead in a sitting position.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, JONATHAN PEEL. Durban, Natal, February 18.

THE MAYO CONSPIRACY TRIAL.

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THE SOUDAN CAMPAIGN.

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SERIOUS FIRE AT A HOSPITAL.

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THE CHURCHES OF BERLIN.

THE GREELY RELIEF EXPEDITION.I

PRESENTATION OF THE MAHDI'S…

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