THE LATE REBELLION. GERMANY PROMISED AID. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun* Sendees.) LONDON, December 23. South African rebels state that they were assured that the Germans, would assist in the rebellion with 30,000 troops and 200 big guns. UNION LOSSES AGAINST GERMANS AND REBELS. PRETORIA, December 23. (Received December 24, at 8.45 a.m.) The Union forces to date have lost 19 killed and 82 wounded, besides 268 prisoners, in fighting the Germans from South-west Africa, and 105 killed and 229 wounded in fighting the rebels, who lost at least 170 killed and over 300 wounded. ARREST. WAS INSTIGATED BY DUTCH. LONDON, December 23. (Received December 24, at 8.30 a.m.) Bloemfontein messages state that Wessel’s arrest followed on a- meeting of loyal Dutch, nt which a resolution was passed urging tho arrest on the ground that Wessel was of pro-German tendencies. LN EAST AFRICA. BRUSH WITH~THE ENEMY AT CLOSE*QUARTERS. (London' Times * and Sydney ‘ Sun' Services.) LONDON, December 23. During a brush with the Germans in East Africa a sm.aH British force surprised and punished tho Germans, but subsequently retired, the Germans not pursuing. 'Hie British losses were eight killed and four wounded. Several of the killed died of bayonet thrusts and revolver shots.
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SOUTH AFRICA., Evening Star, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914