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IN SOUTH AFRICA.

PURSUING THU REBELS. [Per United Press Association.) WELLINGTON, November 13. The Prime Minister h:is re reived the following cable message from the Ilic'h Commissioner, dated London, November 12 : Official : Tho Governor-General of South Africa reports, under date November !), as follows Yesterday we drove the enemy from Woltcvrendon over Zandfontein in the direction of Eeilfontein, and took a portion of their laager. At Zaudfout-eiu, 30 miles west of Warmbaths, about 120 of the enemy were killed ami wounded, and 25 were captured. Tho loss on our side was 12 killed and 11 wounded—three slightly. odicers and men conducted themselves very bravely. The left wing was held bv Commandant donas, and the right wing by Commandant Geyser. Act-ing-commandant Botha Hofman, although wounded, led his men throughout tho engagement. The officers and men killed were, with few' exceptions, shot by dumdum bullets, and suffered frightful wounds. This rebel commando is supposed to bo under .Jack Picnic,ar, an oxmajor of the Permanent Eorce Staff. , A sharp engagement occurred outside Kroons tad on November 6. The rebels in •strength had been gathering around Kroonstad with the evident intention of attacking the town. On November 5 a ' patrol approached and fired at our out- 1 posts at Kroonetad. Colonel Manie Botha 1 took 200 men and attacked the rebels .12 ‘ mi OS out, with the result that one man 1 was killed, seven wen' woUnded, and seven prisoners were taken. (Jur Josses | wore two wounded. The relvls, 400 i strong, charged right ‘hrourii <.ur ranks. 1 but withdrew before the- airisr.l of our I

rein fon’enients. i!fcoral Botha report? that he chased ill l ' rebels under Meyer ami ( elliers for Mi) miles south-west of Krounstarl until their horses gave in. He raptured 10 rebels. Am«i,.:.-t them was Hendricks Serfoutem. a member of the Assembly. Tito rebels' lus-wi. are not known. Three of General UulUa's men wove wounded. A sm,dl patrol of South African Mounted Hides canto under fire from a force or Germans in khaki, between Nabob and Upiugton, on November 7. A rifleman decoy was wounded slightly. A erpiad of Natal LLcht Ilorso on the previous day had a brush with a small roving band under rebel leader Stabler, which took place at Maraisviei. The enemy attempted to hold a bridge, upon which our men advanced across open country without cover and succeeded in dislocldng them. The rebels hastily retreated in the direction of h'chuildritt. CAPTURE OF THE EMDEN. THE STORY* RETOLD. LONDON, November 15. The ‘Daily Chronicle's’ Cocos Island correspondent advises that tho staff were advked from Singapore that « Gorman cruiser had been despatched to tho islands, find tho beach was regularly patrolled. A four-funnelled cruiser came at full speed to tho entrance of the Lagoon at 6 o’clock on Monday morning. There was no flag flying, and the fourth funnel was of painted canvas. She lowered an armored launch and two boats, with three officers, 40 men, and four maxims. The operators continued to send messages until the Germans rushed into the cable station and placed them under an armed guard while they smashed the instruments. Thera was no brutality or pillaging. Meanwhile the crow of the launch grappled for the cables and endeavored to qut thenv but failed. At 9 o’clpck the

Emden sounder] her siren, and the landing party dashed to their boats, hut the Emden got. under way immediately, as the Sydney was on the, horizon. After firmer a r.hct at. t.ho .Sydney at the 3.700 yards’ range, the Emden steamed north. Eor a time the Emdcn’s firing was excellent. and that of the Sydney erratic, owing to (lie rangefinder being put out of action by one of the only two (fevma.n elicit? which got home. The British gunners soon overcame the dithcully, and shot away Inn of the KmdoT.s funnels. Both cruisers disappeared, each hir.zing away, the. Eindeit being alire aft. I'lLI.M’ TO INDIAN’ TRADE.

I PEKING. November 13. (Received November 14, 8.50 a.m.) The destruction of the Emdcu gives a filiif to Indian trad; 1 , part ieuiarly jut*' shipments, which scon will atiiirai: norma! dimensions. A MEMENTO. MELBOURNE. November 13 Eenatov Pearce (Minister of Defence) is endeavoring to obtain the Emden - ? guns and anchor for the Federal capital THK EXPORT OF WOOL. MELBOURNE, November 15. The wool exporters have entered a protest against the prohibition of exportation being so strictly enforced, and have asked permission to export to America under guarantees. The Government maintain their jK-sition Dint export shall not ho allowed unless they are absolutely convinced that the wool cannot reach Germany. It is understood that the prohibition order was issued upon information supplied by the Admiralty, indicating that wool was being supplied, to Germans. THE! INVASION OF ENG HAND. IN THE BPRING—PERHAPS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. November 12. An American who has returned from Gennany reports that there are transports filled with troops at Hremerhaven and Hamburg ready to depart for England. An officer Informed him that thev were not such fools as to waste Zeppelins m single raids on London. They could wait till the spring comes, when an attack would ho made on England by the fleet an.l Zeppelins simultaneously.

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IN SOUTH AFRICA., Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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