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THE WAR. ---+--
THE WAR. -+-- THE LAST DRIVE. 400 PRISONERS. Vryberg, Friday, May 16. The big drive on to the Bechuanaland b'ockhouse line has proved the most successful movement ever made in this district. The prisoners taken number 400. and include nearly 100 rebels and a number of recalcitrant Boers along the border who have caused much troub'e in the past. Among the prisoners are Klein Adrian Delarey, brother 2* General Delarey, and several commandants. The movement was remarkable for the poor dis- play of fighting by the Boers, who fled from one direction to another until finally cornered, when they surrendered. Some of the British columns did not fire a shot. General Ian Hamil- ton's column captured Van Zyl's entire convoy. Large quantities of stock were taken altogether, and great numbers of wagons and other vehicles.' There were no special incidents to report. The British casualties were nil. In the early part of the drive, 500 Boers escaped towards the east. r n iTT- Later. In General Ian Hamilton's recent operations on the Transvaal-Cape Colony border, when a large number of prisoners were captured, only one Boer was killed. The bulk of the surrenders took p ace on the 11th inst. c'ose to the border. The prisoners include Commandants Bezuidenhout and Adrian Delarey, both adjutants to General Delarey one landdrost, two field-cornets, and five ro corporals. Genera! Ian Hamilton himself was in command of the operations.