Manawatu Times, Rōrahi XXVI, Putanga 7164, 15 Huitanguru 1901, Page 2
Efforts to induce the Raiders
A Yaluable Convoy.
A Boer Commando Grosses
the Orange RiYer.
Received, February 15, 8.55 a.m
London, February 15,
T. P, Theron, President of the Afrikander Bond, is proceeding to Capetown to consult Piet De Wet, who desires the Bond should send a deputation to intimate to Christian De Wet and Btsya that the Afrikanders will afford no material help to the raiders, and persuade the commandos io rc-ross the ; Orange river and surrender, as ha is confident Botha w.'l! then yieW, being aware Botha formerly earne/cly advocated surrender. i Botha is apparently seekiug refuge at Pongala Bush, south of Swaziland, and on the extreme south-eastern portion of the Transvaal. He has tens 'of thousands of cattle, and the convoy extends for miles. A commando crossed the Orange Eiver on the 13th in the Philippstown district. Ii is understood De Wet commands. Lieut.-Colonel Newall and a number ' of troopers returned by the Karamea yesterday. Trooper Stevens, who is included in the batch, is partly paralysed in one of his legs, having been struck by lightning at Zeerurst.