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----THE WAR.

MONDAY.

TUESDAY.

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TUESDAY. THE DISASTER TO THE LIVERPOOLS. 11 MEN KILLED, 4 OFFICERS AND 22 MEN WOUNDED. A 4.7 GUN CAPTURED. The War Office yesterday issued the follow- ing despatches from Lord Kitchener Pretoria, Sunday. The post at Helvetia was surprised at 2 30 a.m., the enemy rushing the gun at dawn. The officer commanding the post at Swaz Kopjes sent out a patrol and shelled the enemy out of Helvetia, making them abandon the gun temporarily. The Boers, however, formed their prisoners round the gun, and got it away eventually. No ammunition belonging to the gun was captured. The following casualties are reported Four officers wounded, Major Cotton, Liverpool Regiment, severely; eleven men killed, and 22 wounded, A column was sent out from Machadodorp, but owing to the bad roads could not get up in time. Major Stapleton Lynch Cotton, who is re- ported seriously wounded, joined the regiment as subaltern in 1880, becoming captain in 1888, and attaining field rank ten years later. He has seen active service before, having served in tfas Afghan War of 1880. and in the Burmese Expedition in 1885-7. THE INVASION OF CAPE COLONY. MOVEMENTS OF THE BOER COMMANDOS. BRITISH PURSUIT. OFFICIAL DESPATCH. The War Office last nieht issued the follow. ing despatch from Lord Kitchener :— Pretoria, Monday, 9 35 a.m. A small portion of the enemy's force, which entered the Colony to the east, broke away in a south-westerly direction, and has crossed the railway at a point between Bangor and Sher- borne. They did some damage to the railway. The column under Williams will be in touch with this body to day. The force which entered the Colony to the west, passed the Carnarvon-Victoria West Road about seven o'clock yesterday morning. They were going south, and are being clssely followed by Thorneycroft and De Lisle. Very few recruits from the Colony joined the enemy. Hertzog'a men are already dropping worn horses.

WEDNESDAY. j

! THE BOER INVASION.

THURSDAY.

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WOMENS' CHAT.

COLONIAL PENNY POSTAGE.

FRANCE AND RUSSIA.

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THURSDAY.