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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.