THE WAR. DAY BY DAY. SATURDAY. THE INVASION OF CAPE COLONY. HARASSING THE ENEMY. DUTCH COLONISTS LOYAL. Burghersdorp, Thursday. KITM F *NVASION of the colony Lord visit\EQE £ WIFCH HIE USUAL energy, paid a flying &RRAN E AAR ^ND Naautfport, and having ried *OR °PERAtions in the colony to be car- FCRA„,0UB ,BY Generals Settle, Inigo Jones, and PA again for Pretoria. trv i!ules °* ^O0rs continue to roam the coun- ted ^twe0Q Brithulie, Venfcersbad, Steynburg, HAVP G1LER8(LORP' UP TO THE pRESENT THEY CHAN in doing much harm,merely THE venue of operations from the 0J OF the Orange River Colony to the north sist COIONy- THE main commando, con- L INS OF about 700 men, is being admirably FORE LA ^ECK FEY Colonel Grenfell's mounted ALTHN' YLLI-CH *8 FEL10 enemy no rest, I3 operating in a moat difficult, TH N°U8 couotry. hort-V,6 ENEMY ARE at present moving to the FEU EAST OF Steynsburg, where Colonel Gren- Itn CA,TOE into contact with them yesterday, the R. ATE'Y the British guns came into action JIR«» I°ER8' as usual, retired, moving in the GRENF 11° Stormberg and Henning. Colonel HEADP^ however, cleverly interposed and THEM THEM NORTH-WESTL' AND IA NOW following TH ^THAF-0108^ SRATIFYING feature of the invasion ■DUTCH 80 ^AR AS *S KNOWN, not a single colonial of PN N joined tho enemy. Small parties «F T^ERA HAVE visited the farms in the vicinity A8SN„!LAP^AAR> BUT all is quiet here.—Press SOCIA^ON War Special. A CALL FOR COLONIALS. ^°RE MEN AND HORSES WANTED. Hobart, Friday. Cba.elegrrn has been received here from Mr. rab q*n requesting the Tasmanian Govern- ftuai 0,send men and horses to keep the las- full ct COntingent in South Africa up to its rength.—Reuter. THE MAORI CONTINGENT. Th AGENT General for New Zealand, inter- LLAOJJ °? FCHE Colony's decision to include 100 <.LA NEXT contingent to be sent MAORI, SOUTH Africa, pointed out that the JECT MU8T not be placed on a level with sub- «istjN CEA- They were free citizens, ably as. government of the Colony, as PEOPLE HOINELY, and humane as any white *°Qld nndertook to say that nothing THE BAN? °UN<L to object to in their conduct on and humafieId" TIiey vvoaI<* 51)0111 couraSeous LORD ROBERTS AT GIBRALTAR. Gibraltar, Friday, CANA-J. J*°WTS arrived here on board the HE WIN I MORNING land till land at noon, and sail again for Eng- seven O'clock, -Reuter. EOME-COMING OF THE CANADIANS. BRILLIANT SCENE. L Toronto, Dec. 28. the citizens of Toronto paid a °FTICETB ?T tribute to Colonel Otter and the HAYE °* the Royal Canadian Regiment, who verr t rned from South Africa. Five tri ent men from all parts of **8 a I? .?.AFC Jflown to the banquet. The scene THE ONE' *(\VEI;nor General, in his speech on the TTOT f0R LNtimated that the Government would MS STABLY to reward Colonel Otter for • COLON! IWO'PK- ^IDENT graphically described the chief THE CONF-0* the campaign and the reception of SAID Q ,TLN8ENTI in England. The regiment, R1 ^'TER, was very raw when it left ^°THER' NUT fervent feeling love for the EVE* °UNtry and for the flag, in the breast TURN IT P MAA MADE it easy for the officers to EU THE V(8I*FY'0118 °* ^18 RAOS' efficient battalions A^°88' ^>REMIER of Ontario, made an elo- J^&ED C0UT3Q °F which he ex- *|STANT 5E ^"P8 THE time was not far hi§h A ^HEN a Canadian colonel would rank as A BRITISH colonel.—Reuter;
MONDAY. GIVING THE BOERS FROM. CAPE COLONY. CLOSE PURSUIT. STUBBORN FIGHT AT 11 GREYLINGTON. T5E BRITISH LOSS OYER TO. KNOX HOLDING DE WET. FICKSBURG TAKEN. OFFICIAL DESPATCHES. *°^HE^LAR on Saturday issued the fol- ^PATCH from Lord Kitchener CAN Pretoria, Dec. 28, 6 50 p.m. STATION SS[0NY there is no change in the | SOUTH. enemy has been headed off from ^THE26TUR^118VAALFC]IE enemy blew up a train R'MA-CKED ^GUR miles west of Pan, and ?HIRE REO.; men, 16 men of the Warwick- OIXE NJ?ENT who were on the train, and who FT,ETLLY hari °ER AN<^ FOUR MEN wounded. The „ DEPBN?V 8 BILLED and seven wounded. 5EIA,R BOA'I^BER 26 they attacked Benoni, a post JLTH^'SPOUEL' TD.BY17 MEN J°% ACHOUGL T. JCE; THE enemy were driven off, A pom-pom and a Maxim. FATHE B0P^BT,0F P°LICE WA» killed. A^' Kleinfontein stamping bat- q GEAR. 0SSBURG, and destroyed chimney ^AY Utrecht was attacked, but YHA8UALTIES 8 BEATEN OFF with loss. We had A^I^RSTAR}11 UN^ER Colville, operating near CO»? ER EOIR.LWAI ENGAGED with the enemy. CLYFFPATLY A^ AUACKED HIH baggage. A FRN?E> T* POIN*Pom, under Captain Rad- CA^1 RI?A<^E> drove off their attack del^arveft t?" 9aptain Radclyffe and 2O ,EIght TTOYAL Artillery, were woun- gAI,I11SSitig. 71, WERE killed; 27 wounded, and ANTRY. °ompany behaved with great j the War Office issued the following o1'd Kitchener :— chan ■t>r(itoria) December 29. Y. nge in the situation in Cape The eastern force of the enemy appears to have broken up into small parties at Utrecht, moving about rapidly in she same district, evidently waiting for support from the north. The last report states that the western force is moving to Carnarvon. De Lisle and Thorney- croft are in close pursuit. French has occupied Ventcrsdorp. Clements reports that he is opposed on the road to Rusteabarg. The eastern line was blown up near Pan, and a train was held up' this morning on the Standerton line near Vaa! Station. White's column has arrived at Senekal. Colonel Knox s column and Boyes' brigade are holding De Wet from breaking south. -r-r REVERSE m SOUTH AFRICA. A BRITISH POST ATTACKED. 50 KILLED AND WOUNDED. 200 TAKEN PRISONERS. THE LIVERPOOL REGIMENT ENGAGED. The War Office last night issued the following from Lord Kitchener Pretoria, Sunday, 7 50 a.m. Lyttelton reports that our post at Helvetia was captured yesterday morning by the Boers. About 50 were killed and wounded, and 200 taken prisoners. Kitchener reports that he is following with a small force in the track of the enemy. Helvetia is being reoccupied by Reeves, who has been reinforced from Belfast. Helvetia was a very strong position on the Machadadorp-Lydetiburg Railway, and was held by a detachment of the Liverpool Regiment. I am asking for further information. j—————
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 CAPE INVASION. BOERS PUSHING STEADILY SOUTH. MORE CAPTURES. A TRAIN 'HELD UP' AND BURNED. 60 COLONIALS TAKEN PRISONERS. KNOX AND DE WET. BRITISH SUCCESSES. The following despatch from Lord Kitchener was issued by the War Officer yesterday Pretoria, Monday. I hear from C. Knox, who is following up Da Wet, that he had captured some horses and five waggons of supplies, with 6,000 rounds of small arms ammunition. He has releltsedandalIowed togoto their farms 76 Boer prisoners taken from De Wet's laager, who were being forced to fight. French recently captured twelve prisoners and a large quantity of carts and cattle. Among the prisoners was a despatch-rider from Beyers, with a letter for Smutts. Capetown, Monday. General Knox occupied Senekal after an engagement. A waggon with ammunition, belonging to Haasbrok'S commando, exploded at Senekal, killing four men and wounding Haasbrok's daughter. At Jagersfontein the British captured a thousand horses. Previous to the occupation of Ventersdorp, Commandant Beyers, with 2,000 men and five guns, retired on the approach of General French to Lichtenburg, and Southwaite was driven from the position. A despatch rider from Beyers to 8.)Uts was captured, as also I were two ammunition waggons and a large quantity of stock and trek oxen.—Press Assoc. iation War Special.
THE BOER INVASION. — A CALL TO ARMS: Capetown, Monday. A force of over 200 Boers this morning stop pad a train, consisting of empty goods trucks and one or two passenger carriages, a few miles north of Rosmead, and afterwards burned it. About 60 colonial troops travelling by the train were captured, but were released after a short detention. One or two were wounded.— Reuter. Port Elizabeth, Monday. A train has beei he!d up six miles to the north of Bangor, between Rosmead and Sher- borne. It was a goods trtin of 30 vehicles, and 60 men of the Prince Alfred's Guards were travelling with it on their way back from the front, while there were about 40 passengers, women and children. The enemy numbered 200, while their sup porters were seen in the distance, concealed behind rocks, close to the line. The soldiers defended themselves until their small quantity of ammunition was exhausted, when all were made prisoners, but they were subsequently released. The passengers had a narrow escape, as the saloons were perforated with bullets. None of them were hit, but the troops were lesa fortunate, as an officer, three men, and a native were wounded more or less severely. After the train was brought to a standstill, firing was maintained for at least ten minutes. The carriages were looted, then burned. The guard was ordered to Sherborne to meet the engine and haul back the saloon and van with the wounded and the women and children This was done. The passengers were attended j to at NaanwpooT t, and the wounded were taken to the mihtary hospital. The inhabitants of Rosmead and a number of refugees hurried away south, some to Port Elizabeth and others to Grahamstown. The railway officials cleared the station of all roll ing stock, and no traffic has gone through since Military supports have been sent nt)rth.-Preisii Association War Special. Cradock, Monday. Considerable excitement was caused here to day by a report that a train had bpen cap tured by the Boers early this morning between Sherborne and Rosmead. A train which pass ed down the line at half past five was not molested, and nothing unusual was observed by those iu charge of it, except a few horses An empty goods train which followed at seven o'clock was passing slowly over a place which had been temporarily repaired owing to damage caused by a racent washaway, when it was fired on. A bullet pierced the vacum brake and stopped the train, which the enemy burned. The driver, fireman, and guard was liberated and walked to Sherborne, three miles distant. The engine, which had been uncoupled and started at full speed, exhausted itself, and cam$to a standstill two miles outside Rosmead The commandant at Rosmead has ordered all the women and children away. A trainful ot refugees has arrived at Cradock, where they have been housed in the school room. The commando which crossed the line is reported to be making for Middelburg. The wires have not been cut.—Press Association War Special.
THURSDAY. OFFICIAL DESPATCH. DE WET'S MANOEUVRES. FIGHTING AT MIDDLEBURG. GRAAFF REINET OCCUPIED. I. The War Office last night issued the follow- ing despatch from Lord Kitchener. Pretoria, Wednesday, 1 20 p.m. Charles Knox reports that De Wet's force tried to move towards Bethlehem, was headed by Pilcher, and retreated towards Lindley or Reitz. Munro, with Bethune's mounted infantry, moving from Kroonstad, was opposed, but forced his way through with only slight casual- ties. Hunter reports that 120 Boer horses were captured by our pntrols from Thaba N'chu. The line is slightly damaged south of Serfon- tein. In Cape Colony, Williams engaged the enemy south west of Middleburg. Graff Reinet occupied by our troops. No news of the western force. THE CAPE INVASION. FURTHER PROGRESS. WHOLESALE LOOTING. Richmond, Wednesday. Twenty-five Boers on a raiding expedition were located by a scout yesterday at Pirie's Farm, 35 miles east ot this town. The main body is said to be between Hanover and Mid. delburg, and to be sending out raiding parties. —Press Association War Special. Capetown, Wednesday. The invaders ia the West have reached Glenharry, a few miles north of Graaf Reinet. The military authorities have taken over all supplies at Kimberley.- Press Association War Special. Cradock, Wednesday. The Boers enterred Roodehoogte yesterday. Two policemen patrolling in the neighbour- hood were fired upon, and one was captured The other escaped, and succeeded in reaching the railway station and warning the station. master who secured all the cash, and left with the policeman for Middelburg. The country to the BouthofjMiddelburgia very mountainous Large reinforcements have arrived at Somerset West, Beaufort West, and Middelburg from the north. The telegraph has been cut between Carnarvon and Somerset WeBt, and also be tween Steynsburg and Maraisburg. -Press As- sociation War Special. Carnarvon, Dee. 31 Tha Boers have looted every farm between Britstown and this place. Members of the Bond in this district now recognise that the in- vaders are nothing but marauders. In yesterday morning's skirmish, one Boer was killed, and his body was afterwards sent here by Commandant Hertzog for burial. Colonel Sir Charles Parsons arrived here this morning with a force of mounted infantry. The Boers are reported to be travelling in the direction of Fraserburg and Beaufort West, and are looting every farm on the way.-Renter. THE ATTACK ON A TRAIN. SEVEN BRITISH WOUNDED. Cradock, Tuesday. The men of Prince Alfred's Guard, who were captured near Bangor on Sunday, have pro- ceeded to Port Elizabeth. It is estimated that the number of Boers who attacked the train was 700. They were com- manded by Kruitzinger. The Boers Bay they had no intention of touching the train until they noticed that there were troops among the passengers. v. The Colonial soldiers, on the Boers opening fire, immediately detrained, and, taking shel- ter, fired until their ammunition was exhaus- ted, and they were obliged to surrender. They state that the Boers had no waggons, but were accompanied by carts, and that they were mostly armed with Lee-Metfords.. Apparently, however, they had 1:0 ammunition except what th y carried in their bandoliers. The commando is believed to consist mostly of Free Staters, all of whom are old campaign-
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WOMENS' CHAT. The Queen was greatly shocked at the sudden death of the Dowager Lady Churchill, which occurred quite unexpectedly at Osborne, on Christmas morning. Lady Churchill-widow of the second Baron Churchill, who died in 1886 was the senior Lady of the Bedcham- ber, aad had long enjoyed the friendship, and confidence of Her Majesty. She was seventy- four, and the last of the older generation of the Queen's personal attendants. It is one of the penalties of long life, to see its friends taken one by one, and the Queen has now outlived nearly all the old and intimate friends of her early life. -0- For forty-six years, Lady Churchill had been a faithful and devoted servant of Her Majesty, and until quite recently, she invariably accom- panied the Queen when staying abroad. Few had A more intimate acquaintance with the affairs of the court, and her loss, which is a grievous blow for our aged Sovereign, will be deeply regretted by all the members of the Royal Family. -0- The Duchess of Cleveland-the only one of the Queen's bridesmaids now living, was born in the same year as Her Majesty, but is much more active than the Queen, being still able to travel extensively, and to enjoy the various experiences she meets with. One of her most recent voyages was to the Cape, and she has since been travelling in Spain and Portugal. During her long and eventful life, the Duchess has been known in society under four different titles. She was Lady Wilhelmina Stanhope when she married first, Lord Dalmeny, the eldest son of the late Earl of Rosebery. She was still Lady Dalmeny when she was left a widow with four children, of whom the eldest son is the present Lord Rosebery, who succeed- ed to the Earldom of his grandfather. —O— Afterwards Lady Dalmeny married Lord Harry Vane, who was the third son of the Duke of Cleveland. As both his elder brothers were married, there seemed little prospect that Lady Harry Vane would ever become Duchess of Cleveland, but as a matter of fact it was not very long befsre her husband succeeded to the Dukedom and for nearly thirty years the Duke and Duchess shared the glories of Raby Castle, and Battle Abbey. The former passed, on the death of the Duke, to a distant kinsman, but the Duchess retains the historic Battle Abbey, near Hastings, for her life. This domain was purchased by the late Duke of Cleveland from Sir Thomas Webster, in 1857. The fine library and dining-room, were built in 1860, and over- look the terrace and beautiful gardens. -0- Prince Aribert, of Anhalt, is said to fully intend marrying again, and in that event the position of the daughter of Prince and Princess Christian, would become more anomalous than ever. The marriage has been summarily dissolved in Germany, and though this may release the Prince, there is little doubt that, ia this country, it would be held to be still legally "binding on the Princess. There is consoqa- gently some talk of th Queen intervening on her behalf, and declaring the marriage annull- ed. Her Majesty could no doubt d. this, either by Royal prerogative, or as Head of the Church of England, but it would be quite a new departure, and it is certain that the Queen would be very reluctant to establish any such precedent. Still it looks as if some action will have to be taken in the interests of Princess Aribert, and it is understood that the matter is engaging the attention of the Law Officers of the Crown. —O— The demand for New Year's gifts, which was so prevalent in the days of Rome's greatness, as to call for legislation, has a parallel to-day in the Christmas boxes which tradespeople, and others in their hundreds, expect as a right. Only there is no Claudius to give the signal, by a show of imperial disapprobation, for the cessation of this tax. For tax it is, and a heavy one to boot. If one refuses to give, one is dubbed mean, and treated accordingly, a most unpleasant procedure, as those house wives, not overburdened with this world's goods, and therefore unable to give largely, know full well. —O— There are several other taxes one would fain see abolished, among them the custom of tip- ping servants. This has reached such a pass, that numbers of people are forced nowadays to refuse invitations they would really be delight- ed to accept, but for the calls that would be made upon their purse by their he "o servants. Then there is the weddin G resent tax, which to the society man, or --oman, means the expenditure of a large sunry year. No fashionable bride nowadays ives less than from three to four hundred esent. At a recent fasionable wedding the nber of gifts exceeded the latter figure, an dere valued at over 920,000. -0- There were only two really important wedd- ings last year, viz, those of Lord Chesterfield to Miss Enid Wilson, and Lady Randolph Churchill to Mr. George Cornwallis West. The wedding of this year will be that of the Duke of Westminster, to Miss Cornwallis West which, according to present arrangpments, will take place during the London season. The marriage of Lady Beatrice Batler, and General Pole Carew, will be another magnificent affair, with a great number of the same people pre- sent Lady Beatrice being a cousin of the Duke of Westminster. Lady Beatrice Butler is the elder of Lord and Lady Ormonde's lovely daughters. She is a very clever, and highly accomplished girl, with a far greater love for country life than town gaieties. -0- The practice of throwing slippers and rice at weddings, is fast falling into disuse, an item one cannot appreciate sufficiently. It is not only an uncomfortable, but a positively dan- gerous procedure, and one can but marvel that it should have been tolerated so long. Flowers and flower petals are now supplied in dainty baskets, to guests, and to the harmless, sweet smelling ( shower' that falls on the 'happy pair' and those surrounding them, there can be no possible objection. I Favours' are once again the vogue. These usually take the form of two natural white flowers, tied together with a bow of satin ribbon, and are handed round in the church while the register is being signed. -0- The I fascinator,' that most delightful little covering for the head at night, is greatly in request at the moment. In wool, chenille, silk, or a mixture of all three, it is so light, that it in no way disarranges the hair, and the soft fleeciness with which it frames the face makes it well worthy of its name. Many women there are, however, who despite the risk they run of colds, and the dreaded influenza, decline to permit themselves the smallest head cover- ing at night, and in full evening dress, wear their cloaks open. Needless to say, the danger they run, in thus leaving a theatre, or heated ball room, is very considerable, and one no sensible woman would contemplate for a moment. —O—■ The latest purse is of suede, and so soft, that however crushed up in the hand, it emerges as fresh as ever. Some of the best boast a jewel for a button, the buttonhole being stitched with silk, to match the tone of the suede. Pockets are as great a variety as ever, and this little purse, that can be crammed into any crevice, will doubtless become very popular. -0- The great improvement which has recently taken place in the exhibits of table poultry and dairy products, at the various Agricultural Shows, seems to indicate that we are at last waking up to the importance of supplying these articles at home, instead of importing them from abroad. The National Poultry Organisa. tion Society, of which Lady Cranborne is pre- sident, is, for instance, chiefly supported by women. Much has been heard lately of the difficulty in obtaining real fresh eggs, and the society is trying—in a small way as JET—to solve the problem. It is establishing collec- ting depots wherever possible, with a view to extend the sale of eggs of standard quality. There are to be known as the rose brand and wherever they can be obtained, the stamp should be a guarantee of their freshness. MADGE.
COLONIAL PENNY POSTAGE. General Sir Andrew Clarke, Agent-General for Victoria, has received a telegram from his Govern- ment to the effect, that the Inland- Penny Postage Act has passed, and that it will come into force in the colony on April 1 next. The inauguration of penny postage in New Zealand was celebrated on New Year's Day throughout the colony. The General Post Office was illuminated, and Mr. Ward, the Postmaster-General, was pre- sented with a souvenir of the occasion in the form of a gold stamp for which 10.000 people had sub- scribed Id. each. The first stamp sold was purchased for the Times, and a news letter, to which it was affixed, has been despatched.
FRANCE AND RUSSIA. President Loubet, on New Year's Day, received a telegram from the Czar, felicitating him on the begmning of the New Year, and expressing his wishes for the prosperity of France. The President, in reply, sent his good wishes for the health of the Emperor and Empress, and for the glory and prosperity of Russia. Telegrams were also ro d exchanged by the Russian and French Foreign Ministers. M. Loubet held his New Year's reception at the Klvsee. On behalf of the Diplomatic Corps, the Papal Nuncio ad- dressed the'President, who, in reply, attributed the success of the Paris Exhibition to the hearty co- operation of the States represented by the Diplomatists then present. He also pointed to the i0;nt action of the Powers in China as a sign of -the devotion of the nations to the higher interests of civilisation. The reception of public bodies and officials continued throughout the afternoon.
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era. There are very few Colonials among them, and no new recruits. In the fight seven British were wounded, two of them mortally. On surrendering, the men were marched to I ] the Boer laager, where they were detained for some time, bnt afterwards released. ] The Boers Jeft a carriage unburnt, and this they placed at the disposal of tha wounded.. allowing four of our men to tend them.—Press Association War Special. I" MOVEMENTS OF GENERALS. Capetown, Wednesday. Major General Talbot Coke is returniug to his former command in Mauritius Tuesday. General Douglas, who was originally Lord Methuen's Chief of Staff, and who, after being for some time in command of the Ninth Bri- gade, later commanded a separate column in the Transvaal, has arrived here in order to undergo a slight operation. His work during the campaign has been consistently good, and the army will feel his loss, even though only temporary. During his absence his column will be under the command of Colonel Keke wick. Generals Broad wood and Cope have also arrived here. The former, who has been in- valided, is returning to England for a short rest.—Reuter. REFUGEES AT MAFEKING. Mafeking, Monday. The inhabitants of Ottoshoop have been brought in here and placed in laager. There are now 973 persons under our protection. They are given free rations. Mra. Daniel Botha and family have been ac- commodated in a house, and are leaving ehortly for the south. Fout other ladies are living in an hotel at the expense of the Imperial Govern ment. The military authorities are taking stock of the provisions, -Press Association War Special. MR. KRUGER ILL. The Hague, Wednesday. Mr. Kruger is suffering from a slight attack of bronchitis, which, however, cause no anxiety. The ex-President, however, is obliged to keep to his bed.-Reuter. Hague, Wednesday. This afternoon Drs. Beymans, Vilkhuyzeh, and Coert held a consultation on Mr. Kruger'S condition, and issued the following bulletin:- •The President has for some days been suffer, ing f rom- a recu-rr-enes of brtinchitis, which, in view of his age and the effects of this climate, makes it necessary for him to be more than ordinarily careful. '-Reuter. CANADA'S TREATMENT OF THE WOUNDED. Canada, in the provision made for those who have suffered injuries in the war, has set a noble example. According to a telegram from Ottawa, Private Mulloy, the university student who was disabled for life by a shot depriving him of the sight of-both eyes while fighting for the Empire in South Africa, is to receive one dollar (5s.) a day for life from the Canadian Patriotic Fund. Soldiers partially disabled will be allowed 50 cents (2S. 6d.) per day. Annuities will be paid until their majority to all orphans of deceased Canadian soldiers.