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THE WAR. LAST NIGHT'S CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS. THE DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH. BRITISH CASUALTIES IX SATLTRDAY'SI FIGHTING. The War Office have just issued the following War Office announcement That 135 were killed and 244 wounded at Ladvsuiith on Saturday. DIED OF FEVER. The War Office announce that Gunner H Cory, 53rd Battery Royal Field Artillery, died yesterday at the Base Hospital of enteric fever. WOUNDED PRISONERS \.T PRETORIA. The General of Communications, Natal, telegraphs to the Secretary of State for War the information furnished by the Identity Department Red Cross Society, Pretoria, that 29 non-commissioned officers and privates arc wounded prisoners in the Pretoria hospital on the racecourse. EARL OF AVA KILLED. The Central News regrets to learn that the Earl of Ava, eldest son of the Marquis of Dufferin, died in Ladvsmith yesterday from severe wounds re- ceived in Saturday's fighting. OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. The Royal Proclamation summoning Parliament to meet Oil the 30th for the despatch of divers urgent aud important events is published in to- night's Gazette. THE SEIZURE oF GERMAN VESSELS. BERLIN, Friday evening. At the request of the Minister for Foreign Affairs all resolutions respecting the seizure of German vessels by British warships have been postponed. CASUALTIES AMONG THE OFFICERS. The War Office has, yesterday afternoon, pub- lished a list of casualties amongst the officers in last Saturday's engagement at Ladysmith. It gives 11 officers killed, and 27 wounded. Amongst the killed are Major R S Bowen, Major D Mackworth, Major Milner, Major Wall&nt, Captain Lafone, and Col Dick Cunyngham, V.C., the wounded officers include Lord Ava, Major Edwards, Majors Karn Davis, Dovetou, Simpson, and Woods. All the wounded officers are doing well. BULLER MOVING. A PRELIMINARY CAPTURE. ENEMY STRONGLY ENTRENCHED TO THE NORTH. General Bailer yesterday telegraphed to the War Office "Springfield, January 11, 9.20 p.m.—Occupied south bank of Tugela at Potgieter's Drift this morning, and seized pont. River in flood enemy strongly entrenched about four and a half miles to the north A TURNING OPERATION. Potgeiter's Drift, where General Buller has seized the south hank of the Tug-ela, is fifteen miles to the west of Culeuso, and Springfield, whence the message is sent, lies south of the drift. It is believed to be a turning movement, which will avoid the Boers' main fortifications, and should give the British the command of the river. The northern banks here are very stet p and rocky, but beyond them there are good roads direct to Lady- smith. FREE STATERS ACTIVE. ENGLISHMEN COMPELLED TO FIGHT AGAIN. L TH KIR OWN COUNTRY. MASENS, Monday. The Free State Boers are now making a final effort to get every available man to the front. Not content with getting old and unwilling men, they are sending forward Englishmen, who had consented to defend the Basutoland border, but who bad been assured that they would never be compelled to fight against their own countrymen. Many escaped and fled into Basutoland which is now full of refugees. THE SITUATION AT COLESBERG. GENERAL FRENCH IN A STRONG POSITION Cape Town, Monday. — A Press correspondent is informed by a personal friend who has just re- turned here from a visit to Ilensbnrg that General French holds a very strong posi; ion. His troops art- hemming the Boers in on threfe sides, leaving them only one way of exit. Two thousand mure men would enable the British corn- mander to surround them completely. The disaster to the Suffolk regiment in no way affects the British position.—Laffan. THE FINE REGIMENT." I R,-Perhaps,. you will allow me to mention that I have received from Colonel Roche a letter acknowledging the receipt of the articles I have forwarded to him for the use of the South Wales Borderers. Ln his tetter he savs-" On behalf of all ranks I thank the dear kind ladies and children of Montgomeryshire for the most useful and gener- ous gift they have presented to the Regiment. I know well how comforting the articles you have sent will be to the men in the field. We are all going out with strong hearts to uphold the credit of Wales, and J hope we shall get a proper chance. I am naturallj verj proud of my fine regiment, and hope and trust that I shall with God's help briug them home safe and sound." The articles sent were. 640 Kalaciava caps, 188 pairs of socks, 18 woven bells, and 4 mufflers. Of these a number were made by young children who took a very great interest in the work. The others were contributed by laities residing ii- the county and their friends. My siscets and I ai-e most grateful to all who so kindly and generously responded to our appeal for the men of the "lltjl Wales Borderers.—Believe me, faithfully YOill", ELSIE M JONES, Cefn Bryntalch, Auermule, Mont. January 12, 1900. MONTGOMERYSHIRE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY FUND. During the last few days the following additional subscriptions have been received or promised to this fund: -Mr Edmund Peel, £60; Dowager Lady Wynn, £ 52 10s Mr John Naylor, £ 50 Executors of late Mr E Davies, ESO Mrs Humphreys-Owen, X25 W LI aDd John E Lloyd and Mrs Welsh. £ 10; Capt G E Brace, E5; Mr H Worthington, C5 5s; Mr T Williams, zE2 2-1 Mr J Humphreys, zE2 2s Mr A VV Barratt, £ 2 2s collected by Sergt Miller at Montgomery, £ 2 Is Mr J Owens, £ 2 2s Mr M Powell, X2 2s; Mr W lliddell, Yl Mr H L Hay- hurst, zEl Is; Mr John Fort, Ll Is. LAMENTABLE DEATH OF CAPTAIN PRYSE PRYSE. Captain Pryse Pryse, of Lodge Park, died on Tuesday from the effects of a fox bite. All who knew Captain Pn-se WPrP t'hanned by his kind- ness of manner and his kindly intercourse and the news of his death was received with the deepest regret by the people of Abervst wytli. Out hunting with the pack of fox hounds of which he was the master, Captain Pryse tried to draw a fox and got bitten on Friday week. The wound was almost invisible and no serious consequences were felt until Thurday of last week On T!>m-dnv morning he left for Penvwern where lie intemu-.d staying for the meet of the GogerddMi 1\ ()¡;rI,; ('11 Friday morning. On his way ito Penvwern, hI" called tv see Dr James, Y Fagwr, who. having examined Mr Pryse's hand, insisted upon his an once returning home to Lodge Park, which lie did, and on the following morning symptoms of blood poisoning were apparent. From that day there were no signs of abatement. On the contrary, the symptoms gradually increased and ultimately de- veloped into septieaema, or blood poisoning of the worst character, which invariably proves fatal. Dr Harries, of Abeiystwyth, was called in on Sunday and a professional nurse was engaged. Nothing, however, could be done to save life and death occurred on Tuesday morning to the regret of everyone in tine district. One who knew the de- eeasd intimately said he was a man who took a deep pleasure in living in the country and among the coun1 rv people They on their parts literally loved hhn. He knew everybody in the wide district eoveied by the estate. He was a most genen >ns-hearted man and, at the same tinle, a man of great. strength of will and good head. Can'in Prvse was born in Decem- ber, 1859, and was therefore thirty-nine years of age at the lime of his death. He took great inter- est in aJ:<I tire, and became one of the best judges of horses in the county. He was lieutenari ir. the Durham Light Infantry and Captain in the Third Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. Some years ago he became master of the Gogerddan foxhounds, aud led the way to many an inspiring run across the hilly country iu which he lived. He was a justioe of the peace for the county sitting for the Talybont division. He was the president, and mill supporter of the Talybont I Agricultural Society, end a contributor to the Library and Reading Room of that village, and a supporter of all local societies in his district. He succeeded the late Colonel George Williams, of Ffyn- on Caradog in the management of the Gogerddan estate; and his knowledge of agriculture, his interest in the welfare of the tenants, and his intimate know- ledge of the people and their manners, and customs, and habits of life made their position of mutual ad- vantage. In 1881, he married Louiea, daughter of Col. Ilowell of Penrhoel, Carmarthenshire, who sur- vives him and foi whom universal sympathy is felt. There being no issue of the marrage, the heir to the Gogerddan estate is now Captain Edward Parry- Pryse of the 41st Welsh Regiment, who, in 1891, marriedvNina Catherine Angharad Webley-Parry, of Noyadd Trefawr. The Gogerddan family is, as is well known to all Welshmen, one of the most illustrious in the Principality. It, il lineally des- cended from Gwaethvoed Yawr, lord of Cardigan, aud some members thereof represented either the coullty or the norough of Cardigan ever since the time of Queen Elizabeth up to the year 1855, being connected by marriage with many of the leading families of the county. In 1579, John Pryse, Esq., of Gogerddan, occupied the shrievalty and was also one of the Council of the Marches. In 1654 his eldest son, Sir Richard Price, Knight, filled the same post, and represented the county of Cardigan in the 7th, 8th, and 10th parliaments of Elizabeth, and in the third Parliament of James 1. Members of the family occupied the same position in 1609, 1625. 1636, and 1639, the latter being Richard Price, Esq., grandson of Sir Richard Price, Knight, who represented the county from 1640 to 1655 and was created a baronet in 1641; he was re-elected in 1655 for the second time. In 1681 and 1749, the family were again to the front as sheriffs, and in 1799 Mr Pryse Loveden Pryse, Gogerddan, followed suite. He was the son of Edward Loveden Loveden, Buscot, County Berks, by Margaret, daughter of Lewis Pryse, Gogerddan. He succeeded to the Buscot property on tine death of his father in 1784, and to the estate in Wales on the demise of his mother in 1798 when he also assumed the surname and arms of Pryse. He represented the Cardigan Boroughs from 1847 to 1855, and was succeeded by his eldest son Pryse Pryse, the father of the pre- sent baronet, who was the high sheriff in 1861. He re-assumed the name of Pryse by royal licence in 1863 and was created a baronet in 1866. THE FUNERAL. Yesterday afternoon, amid the unaffected sorrow of hundreds of country and townspeople who from far and nelir assembled at the little churchyard of St John's, Penryncoch, the remains of Mr Pryse Pryse, of Lodge Park, were laid to rest. The day broke dismal and depressing with a shifting rain- fall fitted for the darkest of November days. This, however, did not prevent a very large number from attending, and at the hour announced for holding the funeral the mourners assembled in a large crowd in front of Gogerddan Mansion. The funeral obsequies were of the simplest character in accord. ance with the wishes of the family. The coffin, which had been placed in the room in the front of the mansion, was hidden amid a wealth of blooms sent by relatives and friends. The coffin, which was of polished oak and heavily bound in brass was brought to the doorway by the workmen and was borne away by the principal tenants of the estate. The bearers were Messrs R James, Brynllys; W Jenkins, Henhafod; J B Morgan, Glanrhaid; Rev W Morgan, Pwllglas; D Hughes, Torglwvd — Edwards, Nantsiriol Williams, Gnllgnmawr J R James, Pelthell, Thomas, Brvsgara Edwards, Nantysilio Jones, Peinpompren. Following the coffin came the carriage, containing Sir Pryse Pryse and Mrs Pryse Pryse (widcw), Lady Pryse, Captain Edward Prvse, Mr George Pryse, Mr Lewis Loveden Pryse, Mr Richard Pryse, Mr Herbert Pryse, Mr Pugh Pryse, Bwlchbychau, Mrs Holford, Mr and Mrs Lodale, Captain and Mrs E Powell, Major Pryse Lewis, Tyllynaeron, Col Howell, Captain Howell. Following the chief mourners came a iong list of private carriages containing friends, amongst them being the carriages from Crosswood, Glanrheidol, Abermaide, Lonesgrove, Nantceirod, Fronfraith, Penwern, etc. The general public fol- lowed and amongst those present we noticed Mr Yaughan Davies, M.P.; Major Bonsall, Peithyll; Major Bonsall, Galltyllau Capt Hughes Bonsall, Lieut Wakefield, Mr Edmund Buckley, Barmouth the Yen Archdeacon Protheroe Rev E Evans, vicar of Llanfihangel Rev E Jones of Llanbadarn; Rev Nathaniel Thomas, Vicar of Llanbadarn; Rev D Wfll iams, Vicar of Lampeter Belfry Col Fryer, Mr H C Fryer, Aberystwyth; Mr Rd Gillart, Machynlleth Dr A 0 Davies, Machynlleth; Messrs C I Ivory, Penrhyncoch Daniel Jones, school- master, Talybont; Rd James, Talybont; John .Jones, Glanmerin; J E James, auctioneer, Maes Bangor; J Parry, Glanpaith J R James, Peithyll J M Williams, Bryubull G Fossett Roberts, Aberystwyth W P Gwen, Aberystwyth; Rhoderick Richardes, Penglaise; J B Morgan, Glanrhyd B Ellis Morgan, Aberystwyth R Saycell, Rufus Williams, Lion Hotel; W H liollier, Aberystwyth Peter Jones, Aberystwyth J H Ed wards, draper, T Griffiths, J. P., Aberystwyth; David Howell, J.P., Aberystwyth; Isaac Lloyd, Aberystwyth; Captain Francis, Penrhycoch; Capt. Williams, Talybont; H W Morgan, Capel Bangor; J Rees, Tynypark James Veary, head gardener, Plas Gogerddan J Richards, Tynypennal, Church- warden Captain Mitcl.el, Goginan; Captain Nicholas Bray, Evan lleese, Mount Pleasant. Mach- ynlleth; Henry Bonsall, C wm; Colonel Fielden, Borth Dr Morgan, Nantcerio. The women servants ana huntsman from Lodge Park and Plas Gogerddan walked together alongside the coffin carrying beautiful wreaths. With the exception of a single small cross of flowers and two small blooms the coffiu was bare of floral decoration. Over sixty conveyances were counted in the pro- cession, and the highway from Plas Gogerddan to the little churchvard was packed with pe iple. The service at the Church was purely Welsh and was conducted by the Rev G Blackwell, curate in charge. In Church the clergymen present took their seats in the stalls, and the simplicity of the ceremony was further marked by the absence of surpb'eps, the curate officiating alone appearing in surplice. The service for the burial of the dead was taken also in Welsh, and again at the grave side was the same order maintained. The grave was built of brick and had been well con- stituted by Mr Hanier, the estate mason. Under the superintendence of Mr Veary and the under gardeners the grave sides had been beaur.ifully decorated with lovely blooms of Roman hvaciuthes and tube roses. It was evident to the must casual observer that the last moments at the grave side were very trying to the relatives and friends of the deceased, and many of the tenants were very much moved by the sadness of the occasion. Shorn of any oratorical display—which is characteristic of Welsh funerals-che final ceremony was brief to a degree and the singing of 0 Fryniau Caersalem," the favourite hymn of the Welsh people, brought to a close a memorable ceremony. So soon as the mourners filed away from the grave side the public crowded round for a farewell look at the coffin con- taining the remains of one who was a friend of all, well beloved, and looked up to as a leader worthy of imitiation. The following wreaths were received —Sir Pryse Pryse and Lady Pryse, Mrs Pryse (widow), Major Pryse, Mr Lewis Pryse, Mr Rd Pryse, Mr G Pryse, Mr Herbert; Pryse, Mrs Powell, Nanteos; Mrs RJ H Loxdaie, Castle Hill; Mr P Rice, Llwynbrain; Mr and Mrs Holford, Castle Hill, Dorsetshire and Miss Florence Williams, Ffynon Caradog; Capt and Miss Bonsall, Glan- rheidol; Mr Seymour Davies, Glanrafon; Mr and Mrs J C Waddingham, Hafod; Mrs James, Bryn- llys; Mrs Basil Jones, Gvynfryn; Baby Loxdale, Lady Parker; Mr Richarde, Penglaise; Captain Cosens, Bronpadarn; Col and Mrs Howell, Pen- rheol, Carmarthenshire; Mary, Kosilie, Winifred, and Mat.t v, sisters of 1\1fS Pryse; Mr and Mrs Buckle), Penvfai; Mr Jack Howell, Penrheoi; Mr and ;\1 rs Francis Wallog; Mrs and Misses Morgan, Talybont Majur aud Mrs Bonsall, Peithyll Mr J G W Bonsall, Dr James, Y Togwyn and Miss Bonsall, Fionfraith; Miss Jenkyn Jones, Dolau; Mrs and Misses Bonsall, Cwm Mr and Mrs Bonsall, Morben Mr and Mrs Fred Roberts, Penvwern; Lieutenant Wakefield, Mrs and Miss Paddock, Ynyjhir; Mr Ernest Howell, Penrheol Lady Kvatis, Lovesgrove; Miss Alice Evans, Master Griffith Evans, and Miss Gladys Evans, Lovesgrove Major and Mrs Pryce Lewes, Tiglyn Egrow; Mr and Mrs Morgan, Nantceirio; Mr George Williams, Ffynon Caradog; the household servants at Gogerddan, Lodge Park, and Noyadd Favvr. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mr David Howell, draper, Great Darkgate street, Aberystwyth, and they were placed in charge of Mr Jones, the fore- man, and cairied out satisfactorily. Mr Howell Evans, Chief Constable, was present and took charge of the police arrangements.

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