IN SOUTH AFRICA.
AX'OTHER EKE EE IX THE FIELD. CAFE TOWN. October 29. Major Biand. an ex-republican general, in command of 1.2C0 men at Tonvpe Camp, called up his commando and announced his fcl.'.T.ion. He recalKi the Verceniging pence treaty, to which Bcyew and Do Wet were dgnatorice. He Kind that, however Enter the war, he would not. take up arms against Ids own people He offered a. five pass to any member of nis commando desiring to return home instead of proree line into Herman South-east Africa, hut only four applied. A TRAITOR OX THE RUX. WITH GENERAL BOTHA PURSUING, WELLINGTON, October 29. The Prime Minister has received from the High Commissioner the following cable message, dated London. October 28, at 10.20 p in ; The Governor-General of South Africa reports that General Botha left Rnstenburg on Tuesday morning. Ho came in touch with General Beyera's men during the forenoon. and drove them in a headlong rout the whole day. Ho captured 80 men fully armed. Tho pursuit continues. MUTINOUS PRISONERS. CAPE TOWN. October 28. Some ef several thousand prisoners of war imw interned a f Pietermaritzburg mutinied on Monday. The guards qiivllctl the mutiny and captured the fugitives. THE KM HEN AGAIN. LONDON, Octothei 28. Tho ‘Central News' publishes an Amsterdam message iieai Berlin stating that the Kinden has sunk the Japanese merrhai liman Kamaeaka Mam. MISCELLANEOUS CABLES. Ex-King Maimel Han renewed his offer to serve (beat Britain, and has even expressed his lead mess to servo under tho present regime in Portugal for that purThe British Ambassador at Washington (Sir C. A. Spring-Race) has complained to the State Department that American officials in Germany aie issuing passports to Gciinain fur England. America has promised the strictest vigilance. A survivor of tho Manchester Commerce states that the shock stunned everybody. The vessel sank in seven minutes. Thirtyfive survivors crowded into one boat, awl suffered severely from exposure for 24 hours. Lieutenant Robert Gee, of the Wiltshire Regiment, and the eldest son of Mr Gee, Wellington, was wounded in France and died at Netley. Mark Horn berg was awarded £SOO damages against the London ‘Daily Mail’ for assorting that he was a German. At the London County Council meeting the chairman announced that a committee had made investigations to ascertain why some German firms in recent years constructed buildings with foundations of 1 undue strength The findings had been referred to the military authorities. The Komet has arrived at Sydney with German prisoners, including tho exGovcrnor of New Guinea. An anti-German league is being formed in Melbourne to prevent trading with tho enemy. Tho longue hope to gain the cooperation of the British Board of Trade. A., a result of German officers taking the rviu i ii'f comma! d in Austria, ft German Staff lias been install**! at Trente. Tiic Germans are building an aircraft I abed at KicLiredi.
A sensation was caused amongst Gorman temperance organisations by the Crown Prince asking for arrack and rum to be supplied to the troops. The Crown Prince, at a court-martial,’ announced that it was intended for medical purposes only.
A Bergen paper publishes ;,n interview with a member of the German General Staff, who commented upon the Englishmen’s cool indifference to danger and to dispensations of Providence. He added : “lie stays whore he is commanded to stay, and shoots magnificently.” Reports show that there is a steady flow of German deserters into Holland. Britain and Germany have arranged through the American and Spanish Ambassadors, for provisioning tho Belgian refugees.
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IN SOUTH AFRICA., Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914