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(Per Reuter's Agency.) The Disaster to the 94th. London, Jan. 6. The official report of the disaster met with by the detachment of the 94th Regiment in Transvaal almost completely confirms the accounts first received. Tire detachment was escorting a convoy of supplies, when it was surrounded by Boers, who summoned the British to surrender. Upon the latter refusing, the Boers, swept down on them, and 112 officers and men were killed. In Command. Sir Evelyn Wood is to proceed to the Cape to command the British forces in the Transvaal. Debentures. L 200,000 of Adelaide mortgage debentures have been subscribed for at par. The Panama Canal. The first batch of engineers, to undertake the construction of the Isthmus Canal, have embarked for Panama.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 237, 8 January 1881
LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 237, 8 January 1881
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