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. . THE CHINESE CRISIS. I

THE KHEDIVE IN LONDON.

CONVOCATION OF CANTERBURY.

MURDERED BY CHINESE.

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ITHE WAR. I

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THE WAR. I t THE SETTLEMENT OF THE REPUBLICS. I GENERAL COLVILE ORDERED HOME. There is practically (said a Times correspondent, telegraphing from Pretoria on Saturday) to further development north of the Vaal. We are in touch with Botha's outposts along the eastern front, and there is a constant interchange of shots. The enemy displayed a tendency to work to our north. Five trains per day on the average arrive with supplies. Sufficient remounts have arrived to bring General Porter's aud General Dickson's cavalry brigades, which are now in the vicinity of Kauleel Drift, up to strength. General Colvile has been ordered to England. South of the Vaal five columns are converging with the object of clearing our communications in the north of the Orange River Colony. Two minor successes are reported already. This movement should break up the only bases remaining to the enemy south of the Vaal-namely, Vredeand Frank- fort. The market in Pretoria affords an extraordinary proof of the confidence of the farmers in the neigh- bourhood. The Government of Pretoria has (says a Reuter's message, delayed in transit) been gradually organ- ised. A great number of colonials, Australians and Canadian?, have volunteered for civil employment as police and on the railway. A new Court of justice has been established. It has been named the Pretoria High Court. Prices are regulated accord- ing to proclamation. The banks are allowed to do business £ 20 is the weekly limit allowed to be drawn by one person. Payments in and out must be made in specie. No transfers or current accounts are permitted. The oath of neutrality has been made considerably stronger than that originally used in the Free State. Those who take it are obliged to sign a declaration solemnly affirming that they have not only delivered up their arms, but are not aware of any being con- cealed. In a furthur proclamation Lord Roberts emphasises the fact that any damage done to the telegraph or railway must be done with the conniv- ance of the neighbouring inhabitants, and warns all concerned that when such damage is committed the nearest farmnouses will be burned, and the prin- cipal civil residents will be made prisoners of war. Three mails, addressed chiefly to the Cavalry Bri- gade and beginning on April 20, have been burned by De Wet. Lord Kitchener has returned here. I GENERAL HUNTER'S MARCH. General Hunter entered Heidelberg on the 25th nit. Many arms are being surrendered, and the town is resuming business. General Ian Hamilton is progressing very favourably. Colonel Williams, principal medical officer to the Division, reports that in all probability General Hamilton will resume active command forthwith. The casualties to Roberts's Horse were more serious than was previously reported. While making a flanking movement they got within 800 yards of the enemy, who were concealed in the hills. Fire officers were hit and Captain Whittaker was killed. He was buried with military honours. General Hunter reached the Vaal River on the 28th ult. unopposed. 1 SIR R. BULLER'S ADVANCE. General Clery, with the 4th Brigade and details of artillery and cavalry arrived on Saturday at Weasel's Farm, which is nine miles distant from Standerton. This movement will complete the hemming in of De Wet. The country is flat, and consequently nothing is seen of the Boers, but a number of them are in the Witpoortje hills, a few miles in front of us, and they fired on our advanced patrols. The railway re- I mains intact so far. I GENERAL RUNDLE'S OPERATIONS. The Boers attacked the British position at Ham- monia on the 29th ult., but were repulsed. It is reported that only a small number of Boers got through General Bundle's line, and that they afterwards returned. Their horses are in very poor condition and are dying in large numbers. Boers caught deserting are ordered to be shot. The tilence of the enemy's guns is due to scarcity of ammuni- tion, which they are reserving for fighting at close quarters. TALBOT COKE RECONNOITRES.— CLEMENTS ENGAGED. General Buller telegraphs that General Talbot Coke made a reconnaissance on Friday of last week towards Amersfoort and found 2000 of the enemy in a strong position. He retired after shelling them and was not followed. General Clements's flying column is reported to have had a hot engagement with the enemy about five or six miles on the Lindley road. General Clements reported all safe. HUNTER AND MACDONALD JOIN HANDS I The following telegrams from Lord Rolierts hav4 been received at the War Office: PRETORIA, July 2, 10 a.m. Hunter's Division has crossed the Vaal and should be at Frankfort to-day, where it will be joined bj MaoDonald's Brigade from Heilbron. Buller's leading brigade has left Standerton foi Greylingstad. Both here and at Johannesburg several families of men fighting against us are being fed. Some of them are in a state of destitution. At Heilbron, where food supplies ran out, groceries, meat, &c., are distributed to the inhabitants under the supervision of a relief committee. Arrangements are being made for dis- tributing oats for seed purposes to such farmers as actually require them and are unable to procure them otherwise. HEAD OF THE BOND CAPTURED. July 3, 10.5 a.m. Hunter reached Frankfort on the 1st without opposition, and MacDonald joined him there yester- day. They found two men of the Seaforths and 1H Derby Militia in hospital. They had been well treated by the Boers. Methuen reports from Paardekraal, on the Heilbron-Kroonstad road, he captured the com- mander of De Wet's scouts and two other prisoners, also Andries Wessels, head of the Afrikander Bond. CLERY AT GREYLINGSTAD. The following despatch has been received front Sir R. Buller: STANDERTON, July 3, 12.55 p.m. Clery occupied Greylingstad last night without op position, but met with a good deal of sniping four or five casualties. CLEMENTS AND PAGET. SEVERE FIGHTING. The Times correspondent at Kruisfontein, in a message dated June 30, and sent by way of Kroon- stad on the 2nd inst., says: General Clements has practically joined hands with General Paget after overcoming considerable opposition with slight loss. The fighting fell prin- cipally on the cavalry screen, consisting of the 2nd Brabant's Horse, the Yeomanry, the Royal Scots, and the Malta Mounted Infantry, assisted by the admirable service of the 8th Field Artillery and two naval funs. The fighting on the 28th was severe, the enemy absolutely holding till dark a strong position on the left of the road with several heavy guns and Vickers- Maxims, while also resisting our advance on the right front with one gun. They occupied and con- tested every favourable point. Garner's squadron of Brabant's Horse killed six Boers and wounded another in a donga, and numerous other casualties are reported. During the night the enemy evacuated their posi- tions. Several of their guns were damaged by lyd- dite. They, however, defended the approaches and banks of the Zand River, but the extended line of our advance evidently discouraged them, and Brabant's Horse and the Yeomanry, with the Worcestershire Regiment, pressing forward, the Boers retreated rapidly. ( To-day the advance was practically unopposed, but the enemy are reported to be entrenching and making gun positions on our right. Their numbers are stated at 1500 with numerous guns, but they are probably being reinforced from the east. THE POSITION AT PRETORIA. I PRETORIA, July 2. A Renter's Agency correspondent, dating as above, says: General Sir H. Colvile's Division was broken up in consequence of the necessity of the British forces being divided into smaller units. I have just returned from the positions to the east, of Pretoria held by Pole-Carew's Division. The enemy continue to patrol different points in close vicinity. It is an undoubted fact that there are frequent communications between Botha's force and the townspeople. The Boers have sedulously circulated reports that they intend to attack Pretoria, a pro- ceeding which will meet with the approval of every soldier, whose greatest desire is to face the enemy. A number of foreigners, mostly persons who had accepted Federal burghership during the war, were sent to-day to the sea coast. There is a scarcity of provisions in the town and a great number of poor inhabitants are suffering in consequence. Colonel Ward has convened a com- mittee consisting of ministers of all denominations for the purpose of coping with the distress. The Government is granting substantial aid. All the troops are on full rations. Natives report that the Boers in several instances are arming Kaffirs.

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