i Mr. George Wynd iam and the War. Speaking at Bradford on Thursday night, Mr George Wyndham contended that there was no room for doubt as to the terms upon which alone the war could be finished, and the country, he said, must continue the fight till the war was accom- plished. The Government were doing everything suggested to them by their best advisers with a view to bringing the conflict to a close.
USK. Agent-Mrs. E. K. Jones, Stagioner THE BOROUGH MEMBKH.—Mr. Joseph Lawrence, M.P., and Mre. Lawrence were among the company at the Mansion House on Tuesday night. when the Lord Mayor cave a baU aud supper to provincial mayors and provosts. SALS.—Messrs. Nelmes, Poole, and Atkins (in conjunction with Messrs. Marfell and Poole), 011. Thursday, conducted a sale by auction at Trostrey- Court Farm, near Usk, of the live and deact farming stock of Mr. William Marfell, who is giving up farming. There was a very large and representative attendance, notwithstanding th inclement morning, and, taking the sale generally, satisfactory prices were obtained. Mus. MCGOWAN'S CHARITY.—A vacancy having- occurred ia the recipients of the Charity, a poor- woman possessing the following qualifications will be elected by the Vicar and Churchwardens: ShGt must he a spinster or widow of the age of 55 yearar or upwards (producing certificate of age) must have resided in the Parish of Usk for ten years next preceding the day of election; and must not have been in receipt of parish relief. Applications for- the appointment may bo sent to the Vicar up to, Monday, November 4th. -Advt. SALE OF FARM STOCK.—Dr. Rutherfoord Harris, J.P., having decided to give up one of the farms attached to Llangibby Castle—the Park Farm- Mr. Thomas Parryjconducted there, on Tuesday, an auction sale of 52 head of choice fat and dairy cattle, 13 carters, about 40 Shropshire ewes and fat lambs, and a large collection of farming implements. A large company assembled, over 30U being present at the luncheon in the marquee. The stock realised very good prices. Dr. Harris,, who is away shooting, retains his other farm holdings. HOCKEY.—Usk Wednesday H.C. played a team from Newport Garrison on Wednesday, on the Island, and ran out the winners by three goals to one. The visitors came short, and Harold Hill played for them and was the most prominent of the side. Usk bullied off down the ground, avict at once became aggressive, T. Williams, right. wing forward, scoring after some passing. Thes Garrison retaliated with a rush and equalised matters. In the second half the homesters had the best of the play, and E. Smith and E. Waters each shot a goal. Mr. T. II. Savery was the referee. CYCLIXG ACCIDRNT-On Sunday afternoon Reginald Mayberry, sou of Mr. W. NTayberry, of the Llangibby Arm, Usk, met with an accident while cycling round town. Going at a good rate he failed to turn the corner from Maryport-straet into Bridge-s'reet, and ran into the Salmon's wall. He was rendered temporarily unconscious, and was attended to by Messrs. R. A. Rogers and T. Savery, whilst help was also forthcoming from the Three Salmon's Hotel. He was badly shaken, and sustained a cut behind the ear, but was subsequently able to proceed home with assistance. The machine was badly damaged.
¥ FOOTBALL. USK V. NEWPORT JUNIOR CONSERVATIVES. This match was played at Usk, ou Saturday last, before a fair number of spectators. Usk won the toss, and the Juniors kicked off towards the river. No return being made, play wa loft a few yards inside the homesters' half. Here a few scrams were fought out, and A. Williams getting the leather from one of these put it to touch at the visitors' 25, with a good kick The Juniors got away with a good forward dribble, and invaded Usk's 25. A neat bout of passing was next seen. A. Weare getting possession from a scrum passed to his colleague, and the leather travelled all along the line to the wing man, who was forced to touch, hut not till a gOJd slice of ground had been gained. Usk again gor, to their opponents' 25, by a huge kick to touch by A. Williams. The visitors dribbled back however, and got perilously near Usk's line, but H. Hill saved well. Subsequently, E. Waters saved with a living kick to touch at his own 25. A. Williams next got away and seemed all over a scorer, but the visitors' back tackled him. finely. T. Weara next made a giod run, and through having no one to pass to, another chance was lost. Play was now at the Juniors' 25. A neat bout of passing was again seen. A. Weare obtaining from a scrum, after a smart, run, gave to A. Williams, and he to Frank Stibbs, who was forced into touch a few yards from the line. The visitors worked to their 2,), but T. Weare getting possession ran through with a smart try, which A. Williams negotiated. The Juniors ldcke(I 'out, and A. Weare got in a good return, and J. Madley following up well prevented another return. The Juniors, by good footwork, got to Usk's 25. Several attempts were made to cross the line, but resolute tackling on the part of the homesters prevented a score. From a loose rush. however, A. Dart picked up and scored, and D. James converted. Half-time was then sounded, the score s',andiu.(r Usk 1 goal Juniors 1 goal A. J. lhomas re-started for Usk, and J. Madley following up well prevented a return. Play was therefore left in the Juniors' 25. A. Williams came away, but was tackled and could not pass. From a mark he made an attempt at goal, but without success. The Juniors worked to half-way, and thence to Usk's 25, but A. Weare saved with a good kick to touch at half-way. The visitors obtained a free, and A. Williams receiving got ill, a good return. Play was taken to the homesters" line a!ain by a good dribble. A. Williams, from a mark, transferred play to half-way. Usk thea. made another invasion of the Juniors' territory, and had hard lines in not scoring. T. Weare: stopped a rush of the visitors. J. Knight securing from a scrum on the half-way line gave to T. Weare who, after a smart run, gave to A. Williams, the latter, taking the ball with oua hand, btirit, through, but the visitors' back tackled him finely. The next bit of good play was a run by K. Waters, the homesters' full back. and he passed to Frank Stibbs, who was forced into touch at half-way. Usk worked their way into their opponents' 2.^ again, aud exacted a minor. The Juuiors kicked out, and H. Hill got in a good return. From a scrum on the visitors' 25 line, J. Knight obtaining gave to T. Weare, and he, after a short run, gave g, ve up to Williams, who got over in the corner. The place-kick failed. The Juniors kicked out, and Usk soon pressed again, and A. Williams kicked. across to the other wing. Frank Stibbs following up, fielded cleanly, and, beating all opposition, scored a good try. A. J. Thomas made a good, but ineffectual, attempt to place a goal. Time was then called, the score reading: — Usk 1 goal 2 tries Newport Juniors 1 goal The following represented Usk :-Dick, E. ll Waters: i-backs, A. Williams, T. Weare, Fred Stibb, Frank Stibbs; -backs, A. Weare, and J. 2 Knight; forwards, D. Murray, A. J. Thomas (vice-captain). F. M. Davies, II. Hill, F. E. Watkins, J. Madley, J. Stead, aud W. Prothero. CADBURY'S COCOA can always be relied upon for, its purity. Adulterate I Cocoas are risky and should be avoided. CADBURY'S COCOA is highly beneficial to young and old, the delicate and the robust; it contains all the full nourishing properties of the Cocoa, bean. It is Cocoa aud Cocoa only.—3 .At
CHEPSTOW. Agent.—Miss Clark SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A CHILD.—On Monday evening, Phyllis, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. Thomas Hunt, of Lower House Farm, Sbirenewton, was retuming home from St Malir College, Chepstow. She was given a "lift" on. the front of a wagon, when by some means she fell off, and the wheel passed over her body, inflicting such serious injuries that her recovery was regarded as hopeless. The little girl died on Tuesday night.
11 CWMBRAN. COLLIBRY FATALTTY.—A fall of coal occurred at the C.vmbran Colliery on Monday afternoon, Francis Farthing, collier, residing in Cwmbran, being fatally injured. The coal fell upon his legs, < ne of which was badly fractured below the knee. He was conveyed to the NeNvpor, Hospital shortly after ten o'clock, but expired a few hours later.
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Gane (late Trapnell and Gane), has ever been associated At Reduced Frices. The usual cash Prices (marked in plain figures) will remain, the Reduced Prices will be shown on a supplementary coloured label. The Actual Reductions may thus be seen at a glance. -olmh 11010 E. GANE, GREAT ALTERATION AND EXTENSION SALE OF FURNITURE AO W PROCEEDING. 161 & 163, Commercial St. Newport, AND AT CARDIFF AND BRISTOL. _0.<0-" __0- A.A I. JOHN H. RENNIE, BY EX All. For many years with Mr. Thomas Parry AGRICULTURAL and GENERAL AUCTIONEER, & VALUER, AND LAND AGENT, &c., C, SKINNER-STREET, NEWPORT. Newport Cattle Market Every Wednesday, and Usk Cattle Market 1st and 3rd Monday in Each Month. Sale Fixtures. 1901. Oct. 29-Fat and Store Stock, Colt Show, and Fair, Usk. 30-Fat and Store Stock, Newport lTarket. Cart aud Nag Horses, Newport Market. Property, Llantarnam aud Newport, King's H,ad Hotel, Newport. Timber, Newport Market. Nov. 4-Fat and Store Stock, Usk Market. 6-Fat and Store Stock, Newport Market 13—Fat and Store Stock, Newport Market. 18-Fat and Store Stock, Usk Market. Sales by Jluction. By MESSRS. DRIVER, JUNAS & CO. Sale of the North-West Section of the Duke of Beaufort's Monmouthshire Estates. ESSRS. DRIVER, JONAS, & Co. are honored Ll1 with instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the TOWN HALL, USK, on WEDNESDAY, the 20th day of NOV., 1901, At 10.30 o'clock precisely, in 78 Lots, the following Freehold Farms, Small Holdings, Cottage Occupations, and Detached Holdings, lying between RAGLAN, MONMOUTH, & TINTERN, and comprising In Raglan, Tregare, and Peurhos Parishes, COED-Y-FELIN," being a useful Sheep Farm, let to Madley: the "DUKE'S GORSE," in hand, and detached fields; In Llantilio-Crossenny, Tregare. and Dingestow Parishes, are" PORTHG WYN," "LITTLE MILL," and "COMMON" FARMS, let respec- tively to Nettleton, Evans, and Hanner also several SMALL HOLDINGS; In Llangovan Parish is the compact, and valuable "TRECASTLE" FARM, let to Williams, and MEADOWS near: In Cwmcarvan, Trelleck, and Llanishen Parishes are "CAE-GARW," a compact Sheep Farm, let to Lewis, and 27 COTTAGE HOLDINGS of from 1 to 6 Acres; In Mitchel Troy and Penalt Parishes 'are 30 Thriving SMALL FARMS and COTTAGE HOLDINGS, all let to old Tenants at inadequate rents, and comprising in all about l,094r Acres. Printed particulars of the Vendor's Solicitors, Messrs. WILLIAMS and JAMES, Norfolk House, Thames Embankment, London, W.C.; of S. H. COWPEE COWLES, Esq., Estate Office, Troy, Mon- mouth and of Messrs. DRIVER, JONAS, and Co., Surveyors, Land Ageuts, and Auctioneers, 23, Pull Mall, London, S.W. By Messrs. DAVIS, NEWLAND, & HUNT. Crick Farm, One Mile from Portsbewett Station on G.W.R. HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND GENUINE UNRESERVED SALE OF A sound and healthy flock of QAV GRAND. CROSSED, OXFORD and ^UO HAMPSHIRE DOWN SHEEP, compris- ing 102 exceedingly good breeding ewes, 3 well- descended Down rams, 100 very choice black-faced lambs; MRIPE, FAT MAIDEN HEIFERS and BULLOCKS; 8 POWERFUL and GOOD-WORKING CART GELDINGS and MARES 50 Head of Poultry; a large Collection of Imple- ments, Drills, and Machines by the best makers; 6 h-p. portable engine, by Cambridge, in perfect order; harness park phaeton, fitted with patent brake, and cushions, complete; 160 Tons of very prime Clover and Meadow Hay 100 Tons of clean Wheat, Barley, and Oat Straw, all to go off; 166 Acres of excellent Grass Keep, with use of folders in suitable lots, which MESSRS. DAVIS, NEWLAND, & HUNT have been favoured with instructions from the Executors of the late Mr OLIVER NOBBIS-, to arrange for UNRESERVED SALE BY AUC. TION, upon the above premises, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 1901. Detailed Catalogues may be obtained one week prior to Sale at the principal Hotels in the neigh- bourhood, or of the AUCTIONVERS, Chepstow and Newport. Luncheon by ticket at 11 a.m. Sale to com- mence at 12.30. Auction Offices- Wetah Street, Chepstow; Tele- phone No. !); 19, Commercial Street, Newport, Mon; Telephone 213. Dated 15th October, 1901. -.u- By MESSRS. MARFELL & POOLE. Usk. Unreserved Sale of Live Stock. MESSRS MARFELL & POOLE are instructed l' bv Messrs W. & A. HORns to SELL BY AUCTION, in a FIELD NEAlt THE GKBYHOUND HOTEL, USK, On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 1901 (Usk Market Day), the following:- OA HEAD of HEREFORD & CROSS-BRED 0\J CATTLE, viz.: I fat cow, 12 two-year-old heifers, 8 two-year-old bullocks 8 yearling steers 1 fat calf b Q"j SHEEP, viz.: 23 cross-bred ewes, 7 lambs, 1 Oi ram 4 CART HORSES, including cart horse, 5 years old, 16 hands 3 iuches, good worker; cart mare, agcd two-year-old cart filly, yearling ditto. Sale at 1.30 prompt. No other Lots will be included in this Sale. Auctioneers' Offio,-s-Troiitrey Court, Usk. Timber and Woods for Sale BY TENDER. WOLVESNEWTON ESTATE. LOT 1.—The Fallage of PKGGY'S WOOD, contain- ing 5a. 2r. 8I>p., in the Parish of KILGWKWO, with i Oak Timber Trees, 5 Oak Stores, 1 Cherry, and 1 Birch. On land adjoining-22 Oak, numbered with white paint. LOT 2.—The Fallage of LOWER LITTLE TBEDEAN, in the Parish of WOLVKSNEWTON. containing 6a. Or. 32p 7 Oak Timber Trees, I Ash. and 1 EliO, and I Ash Stores. LOT 3.—On CWRT-Y-GAEE and HILL FARMS, in the Parish of WOLVESNBWXON, 25 Oak Trees, num. bered with white paint. The Vendor does not bind himself to accept the highest or any Tender. For further particulars and Form of Tender annlv to W. C. A. WILLIAMS & TWEEDY, Solicitors, Monmouth Tenders to be sent in before the 12th NOVEMBER next. ESTABLISHED 1851. IF BIRKBECK BANK Southampton Bldngs., Chancery Lane, London, W.C. CURRENT ACCOUNTS 20 on the minimum monthly balances, O /Q whan not dnwn below £ ioo. DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS on Deposit^ repayable on demand. g STOCKS AND SHARES Btocki and Shares purchased and sold: for customers. The BOULBBOK ALMINACK, with full particulars, pUree. FRANCIS RAVBNSCROFT, Managtr Telephone No. < Solborn. TeUgraphie jLddreu: BIlUBBCJt, LONDON." The Royal Tour. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall took pirt in various public ceremonies at St. John's, Newfound- land, on Thursday. This marks the end of the Royal tour, and the Duke, in reply to one of the addresses, expressed gratitude for his safe journey, and for the popular generosity with which he and the Duchess had been everywhere greeted. ■TEmsb'/ II I;1 Drain Is a wonderful water proofer for BOOTS and HARNESS. Softens and preserves the leather. Pleasant odour. Allows polish- ing. Hightest Awards in 22 Exhibitions. Tins 2d., 6d., Is. 2s. (id. OJ all Boot- makers, Saddlers, tyc. Manufactory— Dulwich, London, S.E. General Eluiler. The following announcement appeared in the District Orders, issued on Wednesday, at Aldershot: General the Right HOllourable Sir Rcdvers Buller, YC., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., having received intimation from the Adjutant-General to consider himself on half-pay, Major-General Sir L. J. Olivant, M.V.O., assumes command of the First Army Corps from this date. THE MOST NUTRITIOUS. E P P S S GBATEFUL-COMFOR TING. COCOA BREAKFAST AND SUPPER.
The Returned Volunteers. I Many of the townspeople having ex- pressed a desire to show, in some form or other, their appreciation of the servicer, rendered by those who from Usk volun- teered for active service in South Africa, and no one having yet taken the lead in the matter, we purpose opening a subscription list in the COUNTY OBSERVER for that pur- pose, and shall be glad to receive and acknowledge in our columns any contribu- tions—large or small-which the towns- people may wish to make. Address The Editor, County Observer," Usk.
-————-w-————- I FIRST LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. I In response to our appeal in our last issue for the above Fund we have received, and now gratefully acknowledge, the following subscrip- tions £ s. d. Mr Joseph Lawrence, M.P. 110 Mr Robert Rickards, J.P. 1 0 0 Mrs Rickards 10 0 Mr H. Freeman. 10 0 Mr J. Maitland Watkios 5 0 Mr Joseph Davies 5 0 Miss E. B. Clark 5 0 Mr S. A. Hiley 5 0 Mr Percy Ault 5 0 Itr A. H. Watkins 5 0 Mr A. J. Green 5 0 Mr H. Dunning. 5 0 Rev P. L. C. Nash 5 0 Mr Reuben Morgan 5 0 31ra Boultou 5 0 Rev 1 f. B. Robinson 5 0 Mr li. S. Gustard 5 0 Mr A. E. Bowen 5 0 Mr H. Palk 5 0 Dr G. Harrison Jenkins 5 0 Mr James Parker 5 0 The Misses Evans 3 0 Mrs W. Phillips 2 6 Mrs Satchell 2 6 Miss Cooke 2 6 I Mrs Oliver Davies 2 6 Mrs John Ault 2 6 Mr J. H. Clark 2 6 Mr Arthur F. Lucas 2 6 Mr E. W. Waters 2 6 Air G. Edmunds. 2 6 Mr William Thomas (Bridge-street) 2 6 Mr J. H. Salter 2 6 Mr C. N. Doubleday 2 6 Mr L. S. Davies 2 6 Mr II. C. Davies 2 (i Mr William Bunning 2 6 Mr John Billiugham 2 6 Mr C. A. Mortimer 2 6 Mr T. Cozens 2 6 Mr J. J Edwards 2 6 Mr H. Best. 2 6 Mr W. Hobbs 2 6 Misses Phillip.-i (Llatibad,)c) 2 6 Mr and Mrs W. Creese 2 0 Mr J. W. Watkins 2 0 Mr Wm. Thos. Cole 2 0 Rpv 1. Heneka 2 0 Mr John Roberts. 2 0 Mr Viuceut Jones. 2 0 Mr J. Whiteman 2 0 Mr G. Herbert 1 0 W. F. R 1 0 Miss M. Roberts 1 0 Miss Ferney 1 0 Mr George Smith 1 0 Mrs Salter 1 0 Miss Morgau I 0 Mr Piercy J. Roberts 1 0 Mr Farley 1 0 P.S. Sheddick 1 0 Mrs Rowen. 6 Ell 8 6 iW It is hoped that all who desire to join the above Fund will give in their subscriptions early next week, so that a further list may be published in next Friday's issue of the "County Observer." A meeting of Subscribers will then be called.
Hunting Appointments. c THE LLANGIBBY HOUNDS will meet on Friday, November 1st. Llansoar Wood at 10.30 a m, MR. CURRE'S HOUNDS will meet on Monday, October 28th Vedu Vawr at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 31st Itton Court (Breakfast) 10.15. APPOINTMENTS, &c.. FOR WEEK Ending November 2nd, 3 901. Oct. Sat. 26-Pontypool Petty Sessions. Football—Usk v Uskside Engineers, at Usk. Sun. 27—21st Sunday after Trinity. Mon. 28—-Monmouth Cattle Market. Tues. 29-Abergaveiiiiy Market. Usk October Fair. Usk Shire Horse Colt Show. (See Advt.) Wed. 30 -Newport Cattle, Cheese, & Corn Mkts. Abergavenny Petty Sessions. Ambulance Class at 3.15. Thurs. 31—Cwmbran Petty Sessions. All Hallows' Eve. Nov. Fri. I-All Saints' Day. Sat. 2-Potitypool Petty Sessions, 11 a.m. Football-Usk v. Monmouth Grammar School, at Usk. Cyclists, Light Up.! Saturday, Oct. 26th. 5.41 Sunday, 27 th 5.42 Monday, 28th. 6.40 Tuesday, 29th. 5 38 Wednesday, 30th 5.36 Thursday, 31st. 5.35 Friday, Nov. 1st. 5.33 Saturday, 2nd. 5.31 Being One hour after Sunset.] :ooo; For the Pipe i THREE NUNS. TOBACCO. NONE NICER-loz., 2oz., 4oz. Sold Every/where- J. and F. BELL, Ltd., GLASGOW.
Births, Marriages, & Deaths. Z5 Announcements of Births, Marriages, and Deaths are in serted at a uniform charge of Is each, unless such words as "No cards,' No flowers' are added, when the charge will be 2s 6d. All announcements must be authenticated. Postage stamps may be sent in payment. Lists of Wedding Presents are inserted at the rate of Is. 6d. per inch in depth.
General Buller. The announcement that General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., G.C.B., has been relieved of his command at Aldershot has been received with profound regret through- out the country. Amongst all ranks of the Army he had attained to the highest degree of popularity, and civilians entertained unbounded admiration for the blunt, sol- dierly conduct and dogged determination of the man who saved Natal, and possibly the Empire. Alas! that, under the stress of INTOLERABLE PROVOCATION be should have lost sight of that silence which is the safest response for all the con- tradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy, and in his Westminster speech have drawn upon himself so disas- trous a penalty by an infringement of military discipline. So long as he was in command at Aldershot, liberty of speech, such as might be construed into insubor- dination, was denied him, and his challenge to his accusers was an unpardonable error from a military standpoint. In time, Sir Redvers' downfall may pass into oblivion, HIS GLORIOUS SERVICES to his country-never. Major-General Sir John French, who is appointed to succeed him in the command of the First Army Corps, has made for himself a brilliant reputation in a campaign which has wrecked so many reputations, and has shown him- self to be, perhaps, the most resourceful and the most energetic of all the Generals in the field. On the thesis tliat 11 he is the best soldier who makes the fewest mistakes," General French should prove himself to be an ideal commander at Aldorshot.
[We do not necessarily endorse all our I correspondent writes.-ED. U.O."] SPORTS. On Saturday, Usk Wednesday Hockey, Usk Football. and Usk Golden Butterfly Football Clubs have games on at home with three Newport teams. The Hockey Club play Newport the senior Football Club Uskside Engineers (Mr Mat Haauen, the old Newport half-back, referee) and the junior team, West Park Juniors. OUR VOLUNTEERS. A ready response has been made to the appeal for subscriptions to present the local men of the 24th Active Service Company with a tangible token of the town's appreciation of their work in South Africa, as wi 1 be seen by the list published elsewhere. Replying, by return of post, to a communication on the subject from Mr. J. H. Clark, Mr. Joseph Lawrence, M.P. for the Monmouth Boroughs, stys I am glad to hear that you are intending to publicly recognise the services of the Usk Volunteers who returned from South Africa. You may put my name down for one guinea, for which I enclose cheque herewith, and I hope you will succeed in obtaining a goodly sum." Next week should see the work taken in hand by the "Observer," completed, and a meeting of subscribers should follow quickly to decide what shall be done further in the matter. Intending donors please hurry up! Apropos of Volunteer presentations, amongst the Breconian members of the 24th Volunteer Active Service Company presented with silver watches by the Mayoress at Brecon, on Tuesday, was Lance-Corporal Trevor A. L. Thomas, who is at present engaged in the office of Messrs. Gustard and Waddington, solicitors, Usk. Miss Alicia Williams (sister of the Town Clerk of Brecon), late of the Welsh Hospital, was presented by deputy with field glasses on the same occasion. PONTYPOOL U.D.C. At the meeting of this Council, on Wednes- day, an object lesson in how not to conduct public business was given. Through the ver- bosity-to quote one member's observation—of one or two Councillors the maximum of time was taken up in transacting the minimum of business. An hour-and-a-half would have been ample time to a body of business men for all that was done, but more than twice that space of time was occupied—a considerable portion being taken up in discussing the Free Libraries Act, the adoption of which was, in face of the work being done by the Literary Institute, out of the question in the opinion of 83 per cent. of the members, as shewn in the ultimate voting. Nor was this the only subject on which valuable time was frittered away. There is plenty of room for improvement, and an improvement should be effected.
War Telegrams, Z-"3 The following telegram has been received at the r, War Office from Lord Kitchener:- PRETORIA, Wednesday (9 p.m.), The two guns of the 69r.h Battery Royal Field Artillery taken at Seheepers' Nek have been recovered by Colonel Campbell's column, operating near Slang A pies. I The news of the dismissal of General Buller has caused a great sensation in Natal. While the public recognise that confidence in his capacity for high command in the field was shaken at Colenso, and admit the stern justice of the step taken by the War Office, personal sympathy is universal with the general whose task in Natal was of so formidable a character. -Reuter.
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