Clutha Leader, Volume XXVI, Issue 1401, 22 May 1900, Page 3
[From Our. Own Correspondent.] The news of the relief of Mafeking was received here on Friday with the greatest
delight. On receipt of the glad tidings whistles | wore blown, bells rung, and general rdjuicing , participated in by nil. A procession consist- . I ing of t.he school children and residents '' i headed by the band, marched to Victoria | Park-, where sp cches wf re made by H s I Worship the Mnyor,,.and others. Then in the evening thp band turned ouk Ji<ni- nnd mar-hed t! c streets with an eftigy of K uaer which was bu ned in Water St. whilj thi crAwd sang " God Save the Queen,'" led hr •Mi- W. 11. M'Ken.sie. Oji Sitnrd ty the lu-l"--way locosmslive was gaily dresse-l with ti igs ■ and eve'greens, and when the news of the eipture of Louis Botha, coiwmai'd r-inchicf . of the Boer iorces wns wceiv d, the same '■ performance of burning Kiugv-r's tffi»y was carried out again. One old Seo:eh kdy who | nppearfd on th« Fe--n» and e 4 (pi red <r what's •wraHg the nia'rt agiu." and on b.-ing till the , latest news declared ," gosh, Ujss me, the folks a' gaundaft th.-gitiia*."