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Adelaide South Australian Register (Newspaper) - January 3, 1901, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the birth of the Commonwealth. Messages to the Queen. To Tiff governor general s report. Run Vav. Tinier a 2. Official Cable Mesa ases were dispatched by lie Gremor general to the Secretary of stale for die colonies in connection with the Inana ration of the Commonwealth dated january 1. They Are to Fol lows the ceremony in connection with the inauguration of the Commonwealth took place this morning in perfect weather. A Brilliant pageant procession extending Over some Miles was admirably managed. A vast conc Hume of people was in the streets. The decorations and triumphal Arches were most striking. Enthusiasm was unbounded. Federal Minuter were sworn in u members of the executive Council immediately after i had taken the oath. On behalf of self and ministers for the Commonwealth i express the deep gratitude of her majesty s subjects throughout Australia for the Queen s gracious message read by me at the inauguration of the Commonwealth today. They humbly join her majesty the Queen in the Hope that divine Providence May Grant increase in Prosperity and Well beg to her devoted subjects of the new nation within the Empire and it is the Earnest and unanimous Hope of the objects that their Noble and Gra Cious Sovereign May be Long spared to watch Over and encourage the development of the Empire in peace and Mutual Trust and lore. At the request of my ministers i desire to express to you the gratification with which the message from her majesty s government to the Commonwealth hat men everywhere received. They do be Lieve that by the federation of the comma cities which tart divided the tasks and responsibilities of settlements in Australia and Tasmania a further step a been taken towards the permanent Merity of the British Empire. They How Ahmeto express their Confidence that no desire or ability 00 the part of the states to Render ser Tice to Queen and Empire Wal be Ide. But. On the contrary both will be a braced by the Union of tit Force end resources in the ministers desire me to inform you that her majesty s establishing the commom realist of Anst Rafia was read. 1 was sworn in us also die Federal minister in the presume of a company including the naval con Nader a chief. The Lien governors of new South Wales Queen stand and sooth Anatolia the pre Miers of the federating colonies and new zealand Heads of the churches judges and others. The streets of the City were profusely decorated and Ilam hat night and the pro Cearious to the place of swearing in was witnessed by immense crowds the plaudits of the people testifying their High appreciation of the Queen s Choice of myself to governor general and of her action a sending Imperial troops to Grace the Cere Mony. It gives me much pleasure to in form you that manse stations of loyalty were everywhere observable the Sydney carnival. Wednesday s programme. From our special representative.1 Sydney. January 2. One Cremor Shiomi were on tinned to Day. Sydney a still in Holiday attire and the people Are All Bent on a week of Tiara mar general Nufi Matian is itunes us at the Way in which the invitations Bare been tangled. A number of prominent sooth austrus bins have Good cause to feel aggrieved at the meaner in which they have been slighted. The management of the arrange ments has been far from perfect. The programme today included a High land fathering on the Sydney Cricket ground a fire brigade procession through the City a swimming carnival at Fitzroy Dock a fire brigade display at Prince Al Fred Park us a Conversa Zione in the town Hall. The la named was a most fashionable engagement and was hugely at tended by the guests of die state. The great budding was bathed in flags ban Nerette and streamers which were festooned from the Dom to the Purs pets and from the parapets to the Entrance Gates. The display was a very effective one. Lord Hopetoun s colours prevailed but from numerous Flagstaff the Ort tonal Emblem flattered in the Breeze. The Entrance was finely decorated with garlands of Flowers and wheat. Within the great Ball was transformed into a fairy boudoir and conservatory and the Gauzy Rainbow adornments of toe ladies and the uniforms of naval and military officers made a Brilliant and dazzling spectacle. There was a Large at Tendance and the humid atmosphere created almost a Soudan thirst the opportunities for shaking which could Only be reached after the usual difficulties at 1fcese functions. The guests however enjoyed this further historic engagement. The kilted he Stander for gathered at the Cricket ground and numerous sports dear to the hearts of scotsmen were car ried out to the Claudiu of an admiring crowd. Notwithstanding the Strain of the previous Day and night the people were Roll keen on sightseeing and As the fire Fri Jade is somewhat a pet of the Public everybody wanted to secure the Best place for viewing the great procession. Consequently the streets were Early lined and Mush pushing and crushing took place. The reels engines and ladder corps traded the streets and generally the fire fighters made a splendid show. In the afternoon firemen were again on View this time a Prince Alfred Park. The idea was to demonstrate the evolution in fire quenching which has taken place daring the Century. A Large concourse of people assembled and greatly admired the Fine display and die object lesion it provided in the working of the various types of engine and in the saving of life by Means of ladders. A number of adventurous inquisitive persons climbed on the parapets of the exhibition buildings and their be be misty was availed of by die superintend a Vijit who. To the amusement of the speck to regarded it m an Opportunity to de Vanstrate How Tho eat a High Altitude could be attended to if a braiding was on tire. A Crystal Stream was shot up As if propelled by an Active Artesian bore and the parapet climbers had an Impromptu Bath. The Gallant firemen were warmly cheered at their smartness in working the ladders. For the second time Sydney was a Maze of Light this evening. A specially interest ing feature was the illumination of the hips. Many Large vessels in Harbour had lines of electric lamps from Bow Over then Topmast to Stern. The trams dressed in electric fairy lights made � pretty of feet As they glided along the Streeta. A and night numerous hoods were playing in different parts of die City. The strains of Muic and crowded thoroughfares mad one huge picnic. Military Ami naval Tattoo Sydney. January 2. The military and naval Tattoo which took place on the agricultural grounds to night was in Point 0e magnificence and soneral Necea in Kee Tinc with the whole of the important functions that have taken place during die present celebrations. The attendance was Larj a the spacious grounds being Well filled and the interest in the proceedings never nagged from the gunfire to die sounding of die kit Post. As each band marched to a allotted place heralded by trumpeters and escorted in some cases by a few members of its own regiment a popular demonstration was made in it favour. The following bands took part in die Tattoo new saudi Wales lancers. 1st australian hone mounted rifles Highland Light infantry Royal australian artillery new saudi Wales police victorian Commonwealth band Queensland Headquarters band the binds of die 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 4di, 5th, 6th. 7di, and 8th regiments National guard. Pubic ser vice Volunteer naval brigade and naval artillery Volunteer bands. The grounds were Oln mated by hundreds of torches. The new zealand pipe band was a so amongst die prominent contributors. The performances by die massed bands were on die whole admirable. Hutchinson s australian Gomono weak March and limn Fca Aser March were amongst the Sci less Fel . To finale War Bol Dieci of the Queen which was performed by die whole of the bands As Umer. Marched off the ground. The Tattoo was one of Date finest Ever held in Australia. The programme for to Morrow is As Fol lows military review. By die governor general in Centennial Park at 1030 com Merce luncheon at die town Hall at 1 Public schools gathering on die Sydney Cricket ground of Moore Patk at 2 com Mand night at the theatres philharmonic i concert b the town Hall Sydney cycling carnival and City . Swan neg gab Val. By Ushy. Tannart 2. In connection with die celebrations to Day the Commonwealth swimming carnival was held at Fitzroy Dock cockatoo Island. The carnival was attended by a number of using maned visitor. A programme m it erecting events was carried Diroughi. The 00 Yards championship was won by Lane from r. Cavill by about a foot in 2 min. 23 Sec which u 2 Sec. More than die world s record. The mile professional Champion Ririe was won by t. H. Shepherd by 100 Yards from t. Of Lispie with g. Farmer third time 29 min. 22 Sec. In the 100 Yards All Comers de Gratian Kim Jjo Shrp Arthur Cavill beat a. H. Shep Herd by 5 Yards Widi t. Glespie a dose third time 1 min. 13 Sec the half mile lying Squadron Commonweal a celebrations championship was won by the Balmain swimming club from die East Sydney swimming club in which r. Craig beat Lane by about 5 Yards in 4 min. 14 25th dec demonstrations in other ? states. Melbourne. January 2. Sir Joan Madden was formally sworn in today is lieutenant governor of Bhe state of Victoria. The Outh of office was administered by or. Justice Williams. Night in honour of the Commonweal i and attracted die admiring attention of Large crowds of sightseers. Broken Hill january 2 the recent Telegram of the mayor Alder Man Wright concerning die Commonweal i Celebration continues to provoke local condemnation. Yesterday the sex mayor. Or. Damatan sent Date following message to or. John ports citizens regret the mayor s action. Universal sym Paddy Widi die Commonweal i celebrations. The town joins in die National rejoicing.1 the caledonian society dispatched die following Telegram to the governor general yesterday broken -hh1 salutes your excellency wishing you a Long and prosperous life or. D. M. Madalen chief of the caledonian society received the following response today from lord Hopetoun Sty Best thanks to broken Chi caledonian society Cor Mieir salutation and Good wishes the inauguration of die com mod weak my celebrated last night by a Public religious service in die town Hall the Rev. W Jeffries and t. Monfel de Ltd cd Sqq Zubi Brisbane january l die Insign ratan of die Commonweal i was celebrated generally throughout die Colony. The swearing in of die governor took place at Brisbane and a die City thousands of people Diron ged die streets which were decorated Widi Bunting and across which several Arches were erected. An immense crowd gathered to hear lord Lamington read die Commonweal i proclamation. A procession Indus log the Mili tary and Friendly Soa Eues Marenea to rough die streets but Diere was a Lack of Endra Nam on the part of die pubic the sky was Fly narrated tonight and a number of outdoor entertainments were successfully carried through. Perth january 2. The Commonwealth celebrations passed off wid out Accident or fatten in any of die arrangement. The decoration committee awarded prizes Foi the Best decorated pre Mises. The West Australia newspaper office Vas Given first prize handover and co. Second and West Australia Bank third. The whole of die ministers of die executive Counce were sworn in Das morning under the new Constitution by his Excel Lency Fobe administrator. Business is still generally suspended. The Llumi nations in Moat instances were repeated to night. Sew zealand and the common wealth. . Kannarr 2. News of the Success of the in Sydney was received with much Satis faction Here. In interviews sir Wlliam line sir George Turner and sir Annam Mcmillan in regard to new zealand s Posi Tion to die Commonweal i express similar opinion to those stated by or. Barton. Demonstrations in the country Normany Ille. January 2. Special Commonweal i. Services held in Christ Church. Lank Aloia yesterday were fairly Well attended. In die afternoon die methodist Church held its annual festival in toe agricultural Hall this was Well patronised As was also tire concert in the evening. Snow town january l Snow town most have been among the very first of die dependencies to celebrate federation As die ceremony of unfurl no the Union Jack took place at 8 o clock Tab morning. Some time ago in expectation of the declaration of peace a Strong com Mittee was formed and subscriptions were collected to celebrate the consummation but die plans had to be altered and it was decided to hand to die District Council a substantial flagpole about soft. High and a Fine Union Jack 16 it. X 9 it. In the pre sence of a huge concourse of citizens or. J. Turner chairman of the peace Demon stration committee presented the Flag to or. J. J. Cummins chairman of die District Council who hoisted die time honoured Bunting to the Masthead amid die plaudits of the me Blage. He addressed dose present and cheers were Given for her majesty and die Commonweal i. Messes. W. H. Hafl. C. H. Coltman. And w. P. Cunt thu m.p., delivered Short stirring speeches on federation. A number of school children Sang die song of Australia and die National Anthem under the direction of or. C. H. Coltman. Cheers were Given for the Commonweal i or. Barton the Federal Premier and or. W. P. Cum inns. The local men yesterday die nag procured for peace Day was hoisted in die recreation ground amidst ringing cheers. Appropriate speeches were give Noy or. Hine messes. B. Of Shams chairman of die District Council of . Chapman and w. A. W. Cur. And others. The school children of die town and District with those at Hay Valley and Daw Esler schools were in attendance and after the ceremony were taken to the Reserve. Owing to a a Hewer Shower a More was made for the Odd Fel tows Hall where Tea was served. Stabbing cases in Sydney. Sydney. January 1. Abour l o Toek tits morning a Young woman Kathleen Sinclair was stabbed Outt tide st. Mary s Cathedral la which a mid night service was being add. She was Lund Una Ereain the Nuu orm Erec Iea in the Church grounds bleeding from a Large puh in die Nead end covered Widi blood. A bystander stated Itiat die woman came rat of die Cadi Edral and was passing die platform when she called out Diat she had been Anu Ltd and stabbed. The woman was conveyed to Date Hospital in a weak state Bat it u expected that she will re cover. Robert Bates a labourer was admitted to die Sydney Hospital Early Titis morning having been stabbed in 16 places during a Brawl in Sussex Street in die course of die quarrel knives were freely used. The rounds Are not dangerous. William Ellis a Blacksmith was stabbed in iut left Side during a quarrel at Surry Hills Early Thia morning and was treated in the so Nev Hospital. The murder of Bur Stead. Arrest of three Kanaka. Iris Rake Tannart 1. In connection with the murder of die foreigner Alfred Burnstead near Ayr Tiree Kanaka have been arrested on. Die Klon Dyke Plantation and charged with die crime. ? three tomahawks alleged to have keen used in die killing of Burnstead have been handed to the police by a Malla Gatta boy named Kaw. Deaths at sea. Jannary 2. Two deaths occurred durig me voyage from London of die ship Dewar a. Which arched in Hobson s Bay today. The de ceased were Cabin rat Rosera named Chat psf Herbert Jonet and Mary Agatha pig Faqih leg pm Das ram due to Jesss Priam. By hmm Winil and we Sasa War notes. The Boer conflict. The enemy s forces consisting chiefly of mercenary Destef does and bandits who Are prowling about the North of Cane col ohm. Continue to rive. Die British authorities a great Deal of trouble and annoyance and a Long time May elapse before they Are run to Earth. Gen. Charles Renox has achieved a Small Access against de wet in die Orange River Colony and Gen. French who is attending to de la Bey and Beyer to the trans Tual has captured t Large number of Cape carts and horses. On ? Christmas Day near Fryburg die enemy secured a big haul comprising a Convoy valued at �50,000. For some my Erious reason dus immense Stock of War material and provisions was entrusted to die care of 25 Cape police who walked unsuspecting by into an and but h and were nude prisoner. The Orlosk in China. Five Hundred French troops at Chengting fun Are dire tend Widi attack by several Dio Sands of chinese regu Lars and a column under general bail loud is hurrying to Leir assistance. The chinaman who murdered Baron von Kelder has been publicly executed at die spot where the crime was perpetrated. Interstate Cricket. South Australia v. Victoria. Tannart 2. The Cricket match saudi Aust aka v. Vic Toria was resumed to Day Unuer conditions which threatened to bring toe game to a kneed termination thanks to a Drums my Early this Mon unc the wicket was by Little die worse for last night s rain to As midday approached rain set in again id occasional showers fell until about 4 clock in the afternoon when die Wea Ter cleared up. About 2,000 persons at need die match �95 being taken at the ites. When stumps were drawn last evening in victorians had lost 3 wickets for 377 is Mcalister 05 and Trumure 11 being in it Asoka of die wickets. Play was re uned at half past 11 Dies morning by ily one Over bad been bowed when rain Rove die players under shelter. Upon the sumption of play three quarters of an hour Ter Mcalister played one from Afaith a to his wicket and retired. 474393. Be retiring batsman had spent two hours i minutes in making Bis runs and hit 4 nun. Worral took his place but before in score had been altered Trumble put Matthews into the slips and Reedman held 518-03. At mis stage rain again in Ifred Widi die play and caused a suspend on for half an hour. Stuckey Dien joined for Rall he made a couple and was Tsien wed by Matthews. 6-2-396. Mcleod a up the run majr. And by 20 minutes past he had assisted Worrell to raise the total i 416. Worrall Bavins made 9 and Mcleod. As rain was now falling die players and Rarned for lunch. The game was re amed at half past 2. Mcleod added a Nople and was then Dean bowled by ravers. 7-10-42l lever joined Norrail and for a time die game was very slow oth batsmen acting on the defensive. Wor All raised a cheer by lifting Matt cos ver die Fence for 5, and Tsien in attempt Jug a similar stroke off die same Over be rat caught in die Outfield by Reedman. 23139. Ross filled die vacancy. Laver dded a single and a 4j and then fell a Letim to travers who shifted his stumps. 12444. Sanoden added a couple and Aen lost his Panner who was magnificent by aught on die Boundary Fence or Reed Oan one handed off Matthews. The in rings which lasted a Little Over seven Hans dosed for 446. The second innings of the South. Ans la Hans was opened at 20 minutes to 4 by Lack and Bailey to die Bowling of Trumble my Laver. They lost no time m getting to Rork Bailey batting Widi a Freedom and rigor which gave great pleasure to die pastors. Trumble in of articular suffered a Over yielding three hits to die Fence my a Angle making 13. With the Atal at 42, made in 25 minutes Mcleod relieved Trumure. Who had bowled i overs for 28 runs. Bailey continued to orce die Pace until he had made 43, when in put Laver into the slips end Mcalister Leld it 1 43flo. Bailey made his runs n 42 minutes and played a Fine dashing ame which was in marked contrast to die uttering style of die victorian batsmen River in die Day. Hack was joined by by and die Light which so far bad been Dinv Renty Good now became Uncertain. Aid. However went merrily ahead and Rith the score at 97 caused a double change n die Bowling to be made tramme and Saunders replacing Laver and Mcleod. Ivi Utin 1 hour and 20 urinates from die commencement of die innings 100 posted to which Hill bad contributed 33 ind Hack 22. A few minutes later Saunden wit Hill a Ball which fairly beat him Aid lifted die Lex and Middle stumps. 240 .09. Hoi made his runs in 45 minutes and pm steering the state of the wicket die per orm Aace was an excellent one. Hack who us made 24 wid out giving a Chance found i new partner in Giffen. The new Comer in be Diady offered a catch off Sannders a Worrall at Grid off but it was misjudged ind the batsman escaped. The score Wai jowly taken to 125, when Hack who had Ken at the wickets just under two hours iras Dean bowled by Trumble 325125, Reedman was die next Man but his Staj it the wickets was very Kief for after scoring � single he was caught and bowled by Sannders. 4-1-126. Walkley took Uii i Fimi Iii and Giffen. Who bad 14 to he credit Wek Omed him by putting in Somi capital strokes one of which carried the Ball Over the Fence yielding 5. Just of the Call of time Giffen put one from Saund As Soddy into die hands of Graham at mid on 522130and Stamps were diet Iii Mii will iffy Wair Nitt rat x 0. Cham. Lb.w., k at news 110 i . Start b. Oise ? 76 if. Army fog c Matthews b. Walkley us p. Mcalister b. Matthew ? 74 h. Trample c by adman o. Piatt hcs 18 1. To thu c. Pm Emu b. Matthews is c Mcleod. B. Tevos ? -10 1. H. Stuckey. B. Matthews ? s ?. Laver b. Tiaras ? u a in jump. C. Bed my b. Matthews ? i. Sunda not out ? m s extras ? f. ? 7 total ? 4m Bowling anal Yib. O. M. B. W. Traven ? 45 10 07 s Jar ? a 6 85 0 Bee Maii ? 10 0 s3 0 Matthews ? Sis 5 86 6 Cisco ? is 1 101 1 Waco by ? 14 s is 1 Bailey ? 3 0 8 0 Bui ? 4 ? s 6 0 sooth Australia. Stood b. T. Balky. C. Mcalister b. In a. To f. T. Hack b. Tremble ? to a. Hafl b. A Emden. ? 40 c Giffen. C Cham b. A minders _ m to j. C be Tonao & and b. Saunden 1 Walkley not out ? s extras ? 5 Tortal Tor 5 Wiek cts ? m m m 1� bowl of Aoa Lyris. 5miilff� 3 wickets for st. Una 1 wicket for is. Tremble. 1 wicket far 4x a Tomorta v. New South Wiles second elevens. Sydney. January 1. The Cricket match Between second elevens of Victoria and new saudi Wales at die Sydney Cricket ground resulted in a Dow die heavy rain Titis afternoon rendering further play impossible. The total of die victorian s second innings was carried to 83 when play of my to icons Are new saudi Wales first innings 610 Toria first innings 228 second innings 3 for 85. Classification in the Post and Telegraph department. To die editor. Sir 1 st in your paper a Ioco notice of promotions and classifications of employees in die Post and Telegraph a Friona it a nears to me that Whit die men and boys were very much in Evi Dence Tipiere was Only one woman considered worthy of notice and she was put into die tix Tii the lowest Dass. Surely or Charles does not look on her As the Only woman deserving die consideration of die government. So far As the woman Stak is concerned it would bore been less offensive to have left them entirely in die cold but the appointment of miss Mclntosh implies Itiat die question has been considered and Only one Trio ought worthy of promotion. 1 ? ounce. Pub. Economical. 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Nana iat oar cheats in Aarish Parlin Lor in los a a Baa is a a at Sal l As it Aas a4tablf-Bri-Ialaaa-Abtl we arc e., stump k co. 8tndks, 6g, Aadu st sad at Kif Wal Una st asst Hon st. George calf in err Avab. A . A satan spa Satyal of Potsi by Cocoa with bowl ins Westsr or milk. Will Aaker a subtly a Supra stat and Austria Iii end of the Moat de liens iia sanm and a Whitely pare and nourishing Cocoa of the greatest strength and the finest Lvov. To tartly Truta Traat any adn in two. Etta a a photographic worded. A Rve shilling camera is die very 1alss\ ind sold by Baker & Rouse 65, a to nest Street Adelaide. Folks desirous on a hating a camera of any style cannot a letter than Call on the firm Rinere a i Post lid aaa orment of photo. Goods a cot new. Instruction Giten free. N300thsast Xmas present just a Fine a sort Mot of Silver Iii Unter Briar pipes Silver mounted walking Sticks Silver mounted Cigar cat and tunes sit vex Morm Ted Cigar and cigarette homers Silver mounted tobacco Pouchet. S new Desie As in Vesta boxes ind tobacco Jam. Havana Manila and Continental scat. W. Corker. K co., �5. Bundle Street wholesale and Batail tobacconists. 1 Xmas festivities incomplete without chateau Anunda Brandy. W. P. A uld & sons � o l e a or jh3 n t s. ? is tue v d Al i i Kin k d Bine Vale Royal 3wines. A Gss trouble China. By submarine Telegraph behaved january 2, 7 pin a Baron Kettler s mtg Buderer ? decapitated. Is etch expedition in Ibbil. ? London january 2. One a gunman Vrazo at the Manga Tion of court officials slew Baron von Ketteler in the streets of Pekin in june last Mas yesterday in tidy decapitated at the scene of we crime. The exe cution was witnessed by a crowd of phlegmatic be Tertrais. A French column totalling 300 offi cers and men is menaced at Chengting f n by several thousand chinese regular troops. General Bai Sood with a Relief Force is taut ening from Pekin to its assistance. Prance. The sentence ox_cdi-3net.- c London Jan Ravary 2. ? it transpires Una unit net. Who. Recently bitterly attacked the French. Ministry in the chamber of deputies was acquitted by a military court before whih be was. Charged with having. Committed a breach of cite. Dune in saving revealed Schreft relative to the Dreyfus Case. General Andre the minister of War overruled the court and sentenced Cal got to 60 Days confinement in a fortress. Fire in a fibs station. It tikk houses filled. Sydney. January 2. In orgy alter v o Floe to Nign toe ground floor of no. 2 fire George Street near die Redfern railway station was Burnt out. Two horses Wen suffocated and Nodier animal was so badly burned that it was afterwards destroyed. One engine was considerably damaged and i Large ladder was reduced to ashes. Be tween 20 and 30 people were in die building at die time but they were All fortunate in getting Way without injury the out break was caused through a chinese Lan Tern catching fire to the station which was one of. Four stories. It had been elaborately decorated for Christmas and Commonwealth festivities. The foliage bid be come very dry and As a Strong wind was blowing through die building die Compart ment was a mass of flames almost before any one knew that die be had broken out. Architects conference. Tkv Dikhy Kannarr 2. A business meeting or the on Terence of australian architects was held to Day. It was decided to form a Federal Institute of architect. The suggestion to establish a Federal scholarship was approved and a recommendation was made at die Federal Council should give die matter its first consideration. Several papers bearing on architectural subjects were read. Tryc Himalaya at Fremantle. Fremantle. January 2. Me . A Malaya arrived trom to Lombo at 1.15 pin. To Day. The Al snip is in die Saloon were for Frenande or. And mrs. . Ner and two children miss Faulkner and or. J. Morgan. For Adelaide sir Langdon Bonython lady Bonython and the misses Bonython for Melbourne mrs. Hilj misses Lan sen and writer 2captain Williams and or. Burrell for Sydney or. And mrs. Booker and family and nurse or. And mrs. Law tier and governess or. And mrs. L. Smith mrs. W. Farquhar or. And mrs. J. Perry or. And mrs. Whyte misses High non fritter. Donaldson Botton Creer Wright and Martindale 2mesdames Lathorn Adam son Aad Martindale the Hon. A. Eden messes. Murray and sons Kanderson a. Sanderson Coneybeer w. J. Stenson. A. Mcalster Walsh j. Chapman and Valet a. �. Milne Adamson Pickler Wright Brick pc Iriks of Grove f. W. Whittle Hosoa and Chapman. For Wellington or. A. Crampton. For port Chalmers or. W. A. Napier. For Auckland or. And mrs. J. K. Turk land. Chad and maid. And 90 for All norts in odier iian. The Himalaya will sail for Adelaide to night. Western australian Gold Export. Veb3fr. Kannarr 2. The Steamer Umran. Homeward Boona took from Fermande 30,000 sovereigns for Colombo and 100 tons of base bunion valued at �58.575, for London. Tit consignment of Bullion was the largest and richest that has been exported by die fre Mande smelting works in one parcel the total Quantity of Gold exported for Decem Ber was including die mint s receipts 149,331 oz., valued at �567,480, an increase in Quantity of 10.000 of. The output for the year ending december 31 was l580,m9 of As against 1,643�77 of. For the previous year. The official value of die Gold won last rear was �6,007,608. The roman Catholic Church. Protest from us clergy. Sydney. January 2. At a Dunk meeting of tue Nomad Jawo in clergy of die Coy a suburbs resold ions were passed protesting against die Oul lit Miri to and vile Mai nations regard no Romen Cati Souc doctrines and practices sported in die press of die Colony wit inn Jie past few weeks. Troops for South Africa. Melbourne. January 2. Men Are volunteering Freer for service in saudi. Africa in response to lord kit Chener s request for additional mounted Victoria. Melbourne january 2. At the City court buy Thomas v. A Stead formerly a letter Carrier at Kilgoor be was remanded to Perth on a charge of die theft of a letter containing Money be property of the postmaster Jeneral of Western Australia. The Gross customs collections for Decem Ber amounted to �21885, which were reduced by drawbacks to �208,164 net. Owing to die suspension of work through the holidays at the Newcastle collieries and the consequent heavy increase in die Price of Coal in Melbourne various manufacturer and users of Coal have taken Steps to keep die Coal consumption Down to a mini mum until work is resumed at die Collie Ries. Charles Vivian Bowe formerly employed is. Clerk by George Robertson it co., limited and Wio was arrested in Adelaide on a charge of theft of moneys of in employers was to Day sentenced to 12 Monde imprisonment. The attendance at die . Races at Plen Ringtom yesterday was sufi gently Large to make die Meetins nay its Way. The Bah Szaal by submarine Telegraph.1 Csc lived january 2, 7 the invasion Ltd Cape Colony. Minor engagements. Tyty Van Lonnnie 9. Not Yeroos Small commandos of Boers Are operating Between the Orange River and Rosemad Junction without appearing to have any definite plan of Campaign or to be reaping any Sud by Rittal advantages beyond causing die British military authorities a great Deal of trouble and annoyance. On Friday last a Force of 250 Boers captured 14 colonists belonging to nes Whf s horse at a pome 50 Miles South East of Colester. Another commando of 800 have Cap tured a Quantity of Stock at Welte Vreden. They Are now m Retreat Pur sued by a British Force under colonel Williams. Colonel de Lisle with a mounted detachment is pursuing a body of raiders in the pries a yesterday he captured a Convoy at Hon Valer s Drift in operations Nae a tigers Dorp. ? v ? London january 2 ? general j. D. a mounted troops yesterday took Possession of a Large number of Cape carts and horses belonging to the enemy and secured 12 prisoners. Fighting de wet. --.?, London. Jannary2. General s column has capt need. Some of a Tosetto wets hones also five wagons Laden with supplies and 6,000 rounds of in mint. A serious loss. London january 2, Jenner Parac liars Nave been received 4n regard to. Thev capture by the ene my of a British Convoy in country West of Vav her an Hrh Demaa a Tiia goods were valued at �50,000. The wagons were in charge of an escort of 25 Cape police a walked usus Pec tingly. Into an ambush and sur rendered without offering by Resis Tance the Boer plans temp amended with Complete Success. The atftmen.a81axfl London january 2. Lieutenant David Frederick Miller and private l. Morgan of the new South Wales bushmen were severely wounded and private 8. Younger was slightly wounded in a fight at wet poort private c Wbrown of the new zealand roughriders was dangerously and Sergea it major Touey sightly wounded in the same engage ment ? ?. Australian soldiers. Melbourne. January 2. A Cable message has been received from sir Alfred Milner stating that the Steamer Damascus had sailed from Cape town for Lac Lhorne hav intr on Board i victorians. Including three invalids and nurse shaper. A further Cable message from in Alfred Milner states that . H. Haggatt of die third victorian contingent is dangerously ill at Pretoria. A number of victorian bushmen who were invalided Home trom saudi Africa have now recovered and Are anxious to re turn to the seat of War. Their wishes were communicated to lord Kitchener who re plied to Day requesting Tutein to return to South Africa As soon possible. A further Cable message has been received from sir Alfred Muner stating that surgeon John Barrett formerly of Mel Bourne who a fortnight ago As dangerously ill in Pretoria is now out of danger. Tel Baths of victorians. Melbourne. January 2. A Mai Lnu Mabou us Ucucu inc itch u Melbourne of the death of three victorians serving in South Africa u follows pet. J. W. Christie enteric fever november 30. Pet. William Petty to metric fever Decem Jer 27 and Farrie sgt. J. W. N. Midiam san dysentery december 22. The Duke and Duchess of York. Their Vlista to Western ? 7 Australia. -. Be Bah january 2. One of be love moment today cabled to or. Chambertin on be half of be ministers and people of Wes Tern Aust Aba expressing die Hope Dut the rain hmm few to thai Roll he Nesses the Duke and Duchess of York will not Call at Fremantle is untrue and hoping that they May yet be Able to Call. This afternoon die acting Premier. Or. G. Throssel cabled to die agent general in London stating Diat the members of die ministry earnestly hoped Diat Mieir Royal High Nesses would be Able to carry out their first intention of visiting Fremantle and Perth and add ing Diat in non a would be fat if Diey did fwd Sot shooting affair at Albany. Perth. January 2. A a Enouf Moo tug Antay took Pace at Albany shortly after Midnight. Four shots were fired in the neighbourhood of die town jetty where was found a party of men More or less Neomi cried. One George Dean a Sailor from the Steamer Rob Roy had a Bullet wound under one Eye. It is alleged that it shot was fired by a Frentner named Auguste Anderson chief mate of the barque lady Lena. An Derson was arrested and Dean was taken to tie to Eph. Prisoner stated to die police Diat Dean with others accosted him on die jetty and wanted him to return to town for a drink. This he refused to do and they the said be would have to Dunk or fight. Some one of the crowd approached Anderson in a menacing manner and he then in self defence Drew a revolver and fired four smote. The revolver was found on him who four cartridges discharged. Dean received a Bullet in the flesh under the Eye. The wound is not thought to be a dangerous one although die Sec i of the Eye is threatened. So far die Bullet has not been extracted. Proclamation of the Commonwealth by submarine Telegraph. Received january 2, 7 pin press opinions. London january 2. In Way in desc Nom the dramatic events which took place in Sydney yesterday remarks that the note of love and loyalty to the Sove reign Ana be Mower Nna was As pronounced i the celebrations As the note of Triumph at the larger measure of Freedom gained by Australia or the Hope that the destiny of the common wealth May be great and glorious. The daily news gives expression to the Hope that australians will Deve lop a Noble Type of National he with a lofty Standard of Public Doty. The Dally Telegraph remarks Diat the foundation of the Commonwealth is a great stride in the direction of Imperial federation. All the British newspapers Are warmly sympathetic in reference to the proclamation ceremony and predict a splendid future for the australian nation ?. I ? ?. The London offices of the agent see neral of the australian states were lavishly decorated. Yesterday and the states representatives were the rect Pleat of ? Hearty congratulations. The Duke of York appointed a rear Admiral. London. January 2. . The Duke of York who is about to journey to Australia in the Ophir which will be escorted by a naval Squadroni was to Day gazetted As the Duke became a naval Cadet i 1877, when 12 years Olage. In june 1884 he was Given fhe Ink of sub lieutenant m october 1885, he became i lieutenant in August Dander and in january 1893, a Cap Tain. ? the ? squeeze la Lake views. London. January 2. In connection with the squeeze in Lake View Consol shares the Credi tors of the London and Globe finance -3orpontfjon, limited Are. Pet turning the court for the compulsory winding up of that concern. The petition will be heard on the 16tii inst Commerce and finance. London january 2. Tallow. Stock of tallow is 23,025 casks against 1060 a month ago. The import for december totalled 9,131, and die deliveries 6,066 casks. Tin. The Quantity of tin in Stock is 15,487 tons against 16,734 on december 1. On the spot 5,583, against 6,077 afloat 454 against 4,564. The deliveries for the month totalled 6,066 tons compared Widi 263 in november. The Federal Tariff. Preparing for the change. . January 2. Feiore be leae Rai win can of Suom Teu to the National legislature a customs Bui covering it must be drafted. It is apparently die intention of or. Kingston we cts eni innit Sci iwo ii Usu vow touts to push on Widi die preparation a this measure at once for he Telegraph co or. R. H. Dawson acting Secretary of eps Toms Tokay As follows desire a Fuu reports to any suggestions which May occur to or. Woulston in connection with die preparation of the Federal customs act. I Wuh to receive die same not later than die end of die present month. I also desire immediate advice of All matters which seem to or. Wol Laston to require Early attention in connection Widi die altered circumstances so As to facilitate die working of die depart ments continuing. Or. Kingston expressed die Hope Diat the Heartiest relations would exist Between himself and die mafia of die different customs departments. One of die prime minister s first administrative acts must have been to communicate Widi die customs department of each state for on tuesday afternoon die sub joined message was received by or. Daw son recent of customs and excise Revenue to proceed As at present such Money to be paid into the tank in which the Public account is kept but to be credited to die Commonweal i consolidated re venue account. Edmund Barton. Prime minister new zealand Federal commission. We Jungton. January 1. The Reoe Rai commission Wui pro Oaty proceed to Australia next month. An examination of die opinions of its members of bots clearly that die commission is almost a Plouy opposed to Unity in a uner new Widi die Federal Premier published Here to Day it. Barton is reference to possible reciprocity 1 fancy the people of Australia Are not Likely As a matter of Burneas to give new zealand die benefits of federation wid out her undertaking any of its liabilities. That is the Crux of the whole matter. The strongest desire to Welcome new zealand into the federa. Don is quite incompatible Widi die policy which Wal enable her to stand outside it and say she wants none of it the Federal elections. Melbourne. Kannarr 2. Sir Henry Wrixon m.l.c., and or. J. A. Wallace , have definitely announced themselves As candidates for die Federal Senate. Drowning oases in new South Wales. Sydney. January 1. Ine nest Ana Secona sues of me Sumer Kal Gorbe. Which anchored in the Harbour with Melbourne visitors to Sydney left lev Al tilt Flat Rena i to m. Sci line a when off Kirn Tolu Point a Squall struck the Craft which Cap wred. Both men got dear of the boat which almost immediate in Sank and Diey were left Strag hog in the water. A Sailor from the United states transport celtic witnessed die and Lent and went to die men s assistance but the second mate named Park a married Man. Belonging to Melbourne became sex Tia usted and speedily disappeared. The first mate was rescued. While a number of lads were battling in Dook River. At Canterbury to Day two of item attempted to swim across. When Tel Way Over Charles Wood called out diet lie wits a Hanst a and began to struggle my Sank. His companion Harold a. Back lived several times to Render assistance. Be in turn however became exhausted ind also Saak. Both were drowned. with de wet. An inferno of Lead. Boers raked from three sides. A communication irom neuters representative at Johannesburg under Date november 2, gives details of. Die sue ind de wet s forces at Freder Ickstadt on october 23. General Barton Widi a Force consisting of two regiments the. Royal Velsh and Royal scotch Fusiliers 00 cavalry die 78th Batter three of Poms and a 4.7 naval my. Reached Freder Ickstadt on octo Jer 17, driving the enemy before him and pitched his Camp in die Plain holding die opes on each Side. On the 19th Lieut. Uford went out with a Wagon escorted a 100 men of Marshall s horse on a foraging expedition which ended disastrously Lieut. Alford conductor Robin on and fire of Marshall s horse being Cap tured. On die 20th de wet came up and rein forced the in car who now numbered 2,000 men. He attacked from die West Sou dind North Widi his guns and Pom Poms and sniped on three sides heavily at Long ranges. In the dusk the Convoy and troops accept die Royal scots Fusiliers who Leld two Kopje to die saudi moved from a Plain on to a Hill to the East at die Ante time holding the River and making the railway station at the Bend of the line be Hospital which though beyond the picket lines was within Range of All die pins and Pom Poms. Two guns and a Pom my were with the remainder on die Hill a naval gun and two Field guns being on it Summit and the other at the base. Early in the morning of die 21t die enemy s Pom Pom from the North West Borond the River opened on our Convoy and ired 190 Shell into it with marvellous accuracy before it could retire kill ing six oxen and wounding 15. The Convoy then retired to die West Side of die Hill losing one mule hot while creasing die nage. The guns including the 4.7, returned die fire but failed to locate die enemy s Pom Pom. On die 22nd, 23rd, and 24th the enemy continued to snipe especially our positions on the Kopje where Diey Kiuei Lieut. Finch and wounded several Rodiers. On the morning of die 25th die enemy s Pom Pom opened from the saudi on the Convoy in la second position and killed one of until silenced by a Shell from die 1.7 gun. Meanwhile it was found Diat ome of die enemy had crept up during the night and held die water about Amile ind half from the River Bridge which Diey lad crossed. At 10 a.m., die column hav ing been reinforced by the Essex die Dubbin Fusiliers and some 500 of san Ticona s horse Widi ammunition for All h was decided to turn die enemy out of the ditches on each Side of tilt lift 1mu1 Sefc maa Tryb 4-k -. Tau we pants of die Welsh Fusiliers therefore die North Side of die line and be company of the scots Fusiliers on die Khith Side. They were received with a terrible fusillade by die Boers on both sides x the line but continued their attack to rid in 50 Yards of die ditches when die enemy deserted Mieir cover and streamed put into die open North of the line hav me in tire meantime killed capt. Baillie ind 22 men and wounded two officers capt. Dick and Lieut Best and several men. The Welsh dashed Forward at the charge but before Diey had gone More than a few raids they were stopped by hearing shells from our guns behind bursting overhead while die shrapnel thrown Forward owed Down die enemy before their this Point the infantry became Mere spectators of the scene. The guns kept up be continuous Roar South Roudi East and East whilst die Pom Poms from two sides emptied Mieir belts with so incessant rattle. The enemy about 130 Strong found die selves in an inferno of Lead Diat raked diem three sides at once and Wise the Pom Poms ploughed Diroughi and through their ranks die shells bunt on All sides. Or san practice was admirable and Pur sued the enemy As he. Ran crawled or walked Over a Field that for a mile and a half. Was strewn Widi dead dying and wounded. Only 35 reached die River where the 4.7 naval gun with deadly accuracy drove them into the Bushes by Dir owing a Shell in their midst leaving it a matter of con Jecture whether any single Boer who started on that terrible March through a storm of Lead escaped untouched. Titis in i r iwo Iasi it -nt/vsw1 in i ? mangled condition 30 wounded were found lacerated and torn while 26 who had not dared to face die fire were taken prisoners an the Field. Three of the latter were afterwards tried for firing on and killing our to hers after having surrendered and be ing found guilty pud for Mieir treachery with Mieir lives. One wounded Boer As he by on die ground deliberately. Shot a a rung officer Lieut. Field As he stood be Side him and was Bayon eted on die spot. Our casualties amounted to one officer and 22 men lolled and Between. So and 60 wounded. British Boer concert. How English prisoners Sang the National Anthem. A smoke night at which British old hers As prisoners contribute the songs with Mieir Boer captors rifles in hand Iho whiff virile a Amhi eally described in a Yeoman s letter to the Standard he with several Rodiers had been captured in the Orange state and the Chilly Long Winter evenings were found very depressing until the Happy drought struck one of the prisoners that Diey should give a smoking concert to relieve the dullness. Captain Grant of die Duke of Cornwall s Light infantry threw himself into the project with whole hearted Zeal everything was quickly arranged Likely artists canvassed their songs jotted Down and a regular programme fixed up in Drill time see us then shortly after dark on the Fol lowing evening gathered around the appointed place. We formed a ring Many deep around a huge fire with which die Veldt Cornet had graciously permitted us to be provided. The fire was situated half Way up the slope of a Rock Kopje Benhadi which nestled our Camp now quiet and dark save where the dying embers of a fire broke Bright and red through the surround ing gloom. Above us loomed Mack and Sharp against the sky the Summit of die Kopje. Below die open Plain bounded by die interminable and to us prisoners heart wearing series of Hill upon Nill. In Side die magic Circle were several Boers merely on Harmony Bent while outside it but hovering near to listen were two or three Rifle in hand As if to remind us Diat we were Only permitted to have an hour or two s recreation on Sufferance. Hade the Boers laugh. There was a Man of the Derbyshire militia Widi quite a Superior Tenor voice who gave us the Star of Bethlehem and Queen of die Earth and was listened to Widi rapt silence. Following him came a gentleman of die same regiment but whose performance was of quite another order. He Sang two or three comic songs Widi a Rich Midland accent and reduced us All including die Boers to an almost hysterical condition of laughter. We were not Lack ing in serious and sentimental singers who received a due Meed of appreciation but wid out a doubt die humorous Folk bore away die Palm. A patriotic song. Who carries die gun Sung of one of the Imperial yeomanry with a Good Deal of verve and go. Was Well received but it was noticing to die storm of wild applause which greeted capt. Grant when Widi Irish accent voice and gesture All co plate he gave us Phil die Piper s Ball and Mulrooney s dog everyone composed tiie selves to listen to a dutch duet by two of our captors. Most of us understood not a word of what Diey were singing but their facial play and gesture were highly diverting. Shortly after came a highly comic episode. One of die artists was singing Tor old time s Sake the chorus of which goes foe of Tiam Sake Don t let to pfc enmity live. For old. Test Oke. An yom fas and Tegt. Surv Tavss salts swi hate Tea a by for. Sass Sussi 1st m is i Tasss for old to Toms Sake. B0bbt Al fcb and bbl but. One of die Beers sitting in die inner ring understood English Well. At the first line of die chorus he pricked up his ears at die second looked quizzically amused and As die chorus proceeded expanded into s Broad smile Wisp Craig to is Inonu rho to once was similarly affected. As for us die Humour the Humour at die dung struck us simultaneously the whole crowd was rippling with merriment which turned into a Roar As. At die conclusion the first Boer gravely extended he band to die Singer who with equal Gravity ind theatrical Empress ement Shook it heartily. The time came to finish and we finished As englishmen invariably do wind up do matter in what Quarter of the Globe they May be or in what circumstances they May find themselves. We will sing the first verse of god save the Queen thus capt. Grant standing up in his place. A momentary pause a Mellow baritone rang out for a bar or two alone then the sir was taken up by the crowd and by those who had remained in the ramp and Sung As the Blase concert Habitude rarely hears it by us prisoners in a far Distant land. Every Iran stood to. Attention As be Sang and either saluted in regulation fashion or re moved his headdress. It must have awakened emotions in die breasts of dose into whose hands we had fallen but Diey listened not wid out interest Ruendy and respectfully. The Boer prisoners at st. Helena. Writing irom of. Eiena under Date to vember neuter s correspondent says there is much complaint in the Island a Nunci ult Nril Alim of wait Man tit Jim. Unity generally concerning the Iris go Lanty of the Caus of die Man steamers from the Nave Tiree Maua trom in land to every one from the Cape and Hea the latter does come it is As Surprise to everybody. Ine pubic Only knew of die expected arrival to Day of die Avo dais Castle homeward bound two Days ago and but a few hours notice was Given it take our Post Othee orders. In act Over 10, die anniversary of m. Kruger s birthday some grand athletic Spora were held in the Crismier Camp at theadwood which lasted two Days. The behaviour of the Boers was excellent and everything went Ott very pleasantly. A con Cert was held on the evening of the 17di, at which Talent of a High order was brought to Ligat Ine proposal to Nave a special stall at the Fortne Oming st. Helena Industrial exhibition for work done by die prisoners of War has had very Good results. The prisoners themselves held on november 9, previous to sending Mieir exhibits to town an exhibition in Camp at which were pre sent a Good number of the elite of the is land prizes were liberally awarded die governor of die Island and several Ottieri giving special prizes for various work. Some excellent specimens of carving were exhibit de done entirely Widi somewhat primitive tools All made in Camp t and among Many other specimens of handicraft were Bronze medals cast in Camp. Ine exhibits form a numerous and varied collection and in most of them the workmanship is hard to seat. The exhibition was opened by die Ais hop of die Uland in die absence of die governor who was Patron but who was enable to attend through ill health. A co i it was held in die evening at which Hon. Colonel Leefe and several officers u the Garrison and gentlemen of die Island were present and much Surprise was expressed at die High dais Quality of a music and singing. General and mrs. Drone were All Day at die Camp. At Broad Bottom Camp no expense has been spared to get die place in readiness for die prisoners of War two to Tousand of whom were Taid to be coming. One Hundred and eighty i do arrived by the Idaho and were sen to Deadwood. The. Health of die prisoners is excellent there Are but few in hot Paul ind Only three deaths have taken place within be last fort nil fruit and vege tables Are plentiful. Jhaj in outdoes Are Yery scarce and dear Ana Large quantities have been imported. The imports of the Island be constantly on die increase and an ave rage of. Two steamers a month Call with cattle and cargo for die Island besides others. A number of the mule Teers who were imported from the Cape have been sent Back and Island men employed As Drivers. Knots Brilliant move. A july mail message irom Emit Heia Orange River Colony november 28 Gen. Charles Knox. Yesterday directed a combined movement carried ant by feb Knelt Barker and Pilcher. The former left Dewet Dorp Early in die morning and joined funds Widi Procner in the afternoon. After i March of seven mites a commando of Boers was seen crossing die front of be British Advance. Immediately die whole column moved Forward at die Trot and entered the Hills the 7th corps of mounted infantry leading. The Boers were teen making for a Long Kopje on our left. The 7th corps put their horses to. Die. Gallop ind arrived first. They actually came Widi in 30 Yards of the enemy and revolver shots were exchanged. The mounted men on both sides quickly took cover and a Sharp engagement ensued. The Boers helped Battery Widi a 15-Pounder Cap tured by them at Dewet Dorp. It was Evi Dent that die Boers were completely sur prised. Or. Steyn and Gen. Dewet break fasted at a farm close to the scene of Catich ind decamped hurriedly Lor tue Westward leaving our front Clear. We captured two wagons one Laden Widi provisions and die other clothing and boots looted no doubt from Dewet Dorp. Nearly 300 of the enemy s horses stampeded at the first Volley and were captured by our Trio is. Our losses were one sergeant killed and six men wounded. Several Boer wounded were afterwards found. Gen. Knox find ing Diat Titis successful skirmish had obliged de wet to break up his Force into Tiree columns seized die Opportunity which offered of getting Between de wet and die Orange River. The British column started it 5 o clock this morning and tie March of 26 Miles to this place was admirably a com pushed. By this rapid March Gen. Knox has succeeded in us object that of getting to the sout inward of de wet who is now reported to have moved due West Widi die intention of joining commandant Hertzog at Boom plats to die West of die railway. Many of die tanners hive joined the enemy. Or. Stead s vile charges an Long bib gentleman resident in Italy who was much concerned by or. Stead s charges in War against War against Bri Tish soldiers nut himself in communication run toe Gianop of Naiad no maae enquiries and forwarded die following letter from the incumbent of Dundee die Rev. Gerard d. Bailey in contradiction of die allegations Dundee vicarage. Natal sep umber 18. My dear lord Bishop i win new a astr your letter Retenia to the extract fro War against litre is not a word of troth about the state beat that tour women of the by stars family were Bot raged by British Tolkien for this District is net so extensive that any such thing could happen without Iny knowledge. However to it Isis nor self i interviewed not Baler himself but nil father in Law Jakobus Blair to Marits who is one of the leading dutch Farmers in these part Sud when i shoved him the extract Well or. Bailey you have come to the right Man As mine Bis daughter is mis. Beater is the Only better family in these parts and you can say from me that it is a pack of lies he so went on to Tell me that the Transvaal Boen when they came to Dundee spread a similar report in regard to another family in order to arouse and incense the Natal dutch and get them to join. He said that i could give hit name when contradicting the statement his full name is Jakobus Johannes Stephanas Maritz. With regard to the other Story it ii on a Par with the better oot. No names Are Given in this Case the Only person specified one of the Ontra Gers being a Soldier in Highland uniform. As you a two there have never been during this War any Hia Blanden stationed at Dundee. Thousands of British soldiers have been through and about Dundee but i never have heard of single Caw erf outrage or Anjer think approaching to h. Their behaviour to my mind ind i have often remarked it has been excellent believe me Youn faithfully and sincerely Gerard c. Bailey. You can make what use of this letter Rou like. The Bishop of Natal in forwarding this letter observes that be is glad to be Able to Send this reply which be thinks Wal be regarded As entirely satisfactory in Clearing away die vile charges which were made against our men a Boer who was faithful id his oath. News Lias been received at Natal says a Central news correspondent wiring on november 27 of the plucky fight which & Natal Boer who had taken die oat ii of neutrality. Made against a Gaidisz Boes Ammando. Toe marauders who were in Ler die command of a russian were loot no throughout Northern Natal and Laager it near the Natal Boer s farm at Klip liver. The burghers daily visited die farm read and helped themselves to whatever they required without payment despite the protestations of die fatal Boer. The poor Armer was ultimately reduced to such i plight that he and is family had barely the necessaries of life. The raiders then for service die Fanner s son ind Nephew and die Boer driven to Des , resolved to Check the further Wains of hib farm. Armed with a Rifle he concealed himself and when next the party Sime on a looting expedition he sniped them so Success full that several were Sill id and wounded. The Natal Boer himself narrowly escaped capture. The raiders then brought up reinforcement burned Iown Allue Farmer s premises and turned us wife and family out on die Veldt. The Earmer and his family bad to walk to do nearest town where they arrived Absolu Tely destitute. Boer methods of Wab Pake. 1, says a ventral news correspondent Here been permitted to interview die prisoners who were captured yesterday and Wylam t in Mil in a that of Tii of Iii Man sign Sanders. They were cheerful and jul no to talk. They stated tint they had men fighting since die commencement of he War and Diat Tii Ough Diey were tired fit Diey were not allowed to surrender. Fhe Beuron commando Diey said was about 400 Strong and had a Helio working rat Diey had buried Mieir telegraphic in Ruments their big guns and ammunition lie cams Midi and bits commando numb lured 600. The Boers added die prisoners never travelled by Road but always along Mountain tracks. The attacks on convoys Irene always arranged to take place at Light the rank and file were sick of fight ing Mieir horses backs were sore and they would surrender if de wet did. De wet iras of a retiring disposition but & Good Man. Steyn Diey described As a ? look Ine Boers confiscated All die Stock on die. Arms of Boers who had surrendered British. The British movements were too Low whereas the Boers got Over the Conn try rapidly and easily As Diey had Paoyi wagons but Only Cape carts. Another colonial . The Joeen has conferred the decoration if the Victoria Cross upon lieutenant Gay j. Is. Wuy tasmanian Imperial bushmen for conspicuous bravery in South Africa. This act of courage is thus described in a recent Gazette on september 1, 1900, near War bad lieutenant Wyly was a tit the advanced scouts of a f Oral Mac ? party. They were passing Diroughi a narrow Gorge very Rocky and thickly wooded when tie enemy in Force suddenly opened fire at snort Range from hidden cover wounding six out of die party of eight including lieutenant Wyndy. That officer., Steinjr Itiat one of his men was Badby wounded in die pkg. And that his horse was shot went Back to the Man s assistance made him take his lieutenant Wyns horse end opened lire from behind a Rock to cover the Retreat of die others at die Immi nent risk of Beins Cut off himself. Colonel t. E. considers that do Gallant conduct of Lieut. Wylly saved Opl Brown from being killed or captured and Diat his subsequent action in firing to cower toe Retreat was instrumental in Savins Poniers of his men from death or Canton ? extraordinary bravery. An instance of extraordinary courage by a trooper in Loch s horse was drought to die special notice of Gen. Hunter at Barri Smith on november 21. A troop of Loch i horse were recently out on patrol with Ooi. Ross and Lieut Williams and somehow they Rode into an Amboh. Lieut Wihs Liams was almost immediately killed and col Ross dangerously wounded in the beads at this critical juncture trooper Picton gallantly rushed up to the Wall of tink of for Kraal from which die enemy had opened Mieir unexpected fire and discovered six Boers still Tipiere. He immediately emptied his revolver with such effect Tiia. Three of the Boers fell dead and the remainder Forth Iii Hud Down Mieir and were taken prisoners. Trooper Futon for Bis Gallant action has been recommended for be medal for distinguished service. In die Field. The wounds of col Ross Are of a very serious character. He was struck by on expanding Bullet which smashed Haa jaw and Tore Bis Tongue out of his Mouth Henrik Ibsen on the Wall Ine Here Ziadet Gnu Isles an it review Widi or. Henrik Ibsen on die subject it. Die Transvaal War. The eminent norwegian remarked Itiat the Boers ii a elves taken unrighteous Possession of their territory after driving out die original inhabitants. The Boers came a Semi Crri lived people and not with die intention of spreading Avila Zaniou. On die contrary,., Diey had for a Long time done much to hinder die spread of die higher a Mhz tips. If Tien die British who bad � higher culture came and wished to push Mieir Way into die country that was no worse and indeed not so bad As what die Boers tiie selves had done. In conclusion or. Ibsen said the British Are Only Tak ing irom die Boers what Diey die Serres have stolen. The Boers must put up Widi that. The Boers have defended tiie selves bravely but Diey also had Good it is to defend t de wet As Mir off Atrev in the matter of he telling says fhe daily express de wet is fast becoming i second Baron Munchausen. Here Are few of tile tales which he is telling to do simple burghers the Queen is in Cape town Whittier she has Flea to escape the chinese who nac captured half of England. Botija has driven die British oot of a Transvaal to of Ming he de wet is now fighting in cups Colony. The British have left Africa As do volunteers refused to fight any longer. Lord Robert having been wounded by Tiree bullets was brought to he Broa to die and be buried under die town Hall. These tales of 1 wet were says renter special correspondent brought into Brace Hamilton s Camp on die 20th by Jim Teaf captured by die Cameron i Mhuire a How Fringle saved a Gull ? a True incident at cok Nao Prince was a transport rider. Merer Beard of bed Book Drill with the grit of nerve bid. At his Best with Iota Uphill. Wynea be Oay Semeo Marc Ana a Palm at Mounso a stubborn fight. And oar guns were left in peril Pringie helped to set things right dare you risk it Aak Edthe Tolone will too face the fiery Belt hot a noise left i can give Yon ? try your oxen of the Veldt hot a word said sturdy Pringle but by yoked his choicest Span ?8waart boy was their Dusky Leader _ and the trek to death began. Pantie through the dust of boats up the blood drenched slope be steered Shell had snapped his slender drag Chain but he patched them up and cheered. From the Kraras by the River blew a cruel Leaden Gale. Scat hta a reached the gun be Witul Tui was be Clad in charmed mail Cool As if they were snap Anniti. On some Calm and peaceful Plain. Harvested up Bis smitten cattle. Cracked his. Whip and Back again. Back where halt the team had fallen writhing in the sunlit Trail. Pita be raced with death for boo on. When the stoutest heart might fail. And he saved it Gallant teamster said it was t much to do but the Empire s in no dancer Wail we have the like of too. ? a. C._b., in Westminster Gazette

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