Manawatu Herald , 8 May 1897, Page 2
Official papers published show that Mr W. F. Sohreiner, late Attorney-General at the Oape, regarded the closing of the Vaal drifts as a breach of the Convention of 1884. It was also shown that Schreiner concurred in the suggestion of Mr Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, that the Cape should pay half the cost of the military operations. At the opening of the Volksraad, President Kruger said his term of office would expire in 1898, when it would be necessary to elect another President. While guarding the in dependence of the Transvaal, he had sought to break the clouds menacing the peaceable go operation of South Africa. The Eoyal Dublin Fusiliera, at present quartered at Simla, have received orders to proceed to Capetown.