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» THE, BOERrf AT MAJUBA. GENERAL BULLER WORKING ROUND THEM. MRSCHREINER ON THE WAR United Press Association — Per Electric Telegraph— Copyright. Received May 28th, 9.20|a.m. London, May 27. The Boers are fortifying a semicircle from Majuba to Pongwana. There are six guns visible. There are indications that General Buller is advancing via Buffalo River, with a view to turning the Boer position at Laing's Nek. Mr Schreiner opposes the proposal to build a hall to perpetuate the names of the heroes who fall m the war. He predicts that the nation will eventually deplore the war as neither necessary nor inevitable. Louis Koch, a Free State magistrate, has surrendered to the British, He informed General Buller that all the Harrlsmlth and Vrede burghers have returned to their farms. Martial law has been proclaimed m Rhodesia. Durban, May 27. William Begbie, arrested on suspicion of causing the explosion at Johannesburg, and charged with attempted murder, has been acquitted. Brisbane, May 28, The Premier has received a cable from

Major-General Baden- Powell, announcing the relict of Mafeking. He says :— "lam most grateful for the invaluable assistance of the Qfieenslanders under Captain Kelly, who made a record march through Rhodesia to help us." Per Press Association. INVEKUARGILL, May 28. The Acting Premier, Mr Ward, has received the following cable from Sir Alfred Milner :— "I regret to report that Kergeant J.A. Brock died of enteric fever at Bloemfoutein on 25th May." REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF THE TRANSVAAL ENGINEER. DEATHS AND CASUALTIES AMONG THE NEW SOUTH WALES TROOPS. RIOT AT JERSEY DURING THE MAFEKING CELEBRATIONS. Received May 28th, 8.45 a.m. London, May 27. Mr Ivlimke, Transvaal State Mining Engineer, who opposed Boer interierence at the Johannesburg nr.ines, has ! been removed from office. Mr W. J. Munnik, State Mining Inspector and Assistant-Engineer, succeeds him. The casualties to the New South Wales troops include Trooper Kite ; died of enteric fever, Lieutenant Macarthur Onslow, Trooper McDonald ; severely wounded, Major Bridges, of the Australian Artillery. Major Owen, of the New South Wales second contingent, has been invalided home. During the celebration at Jersey m honour of the relief of Mafeking, a French shopkeeper at Heliers provoked a riot. The windows of the shops m French street were wrecked. The military were called out and charged with fixed bayonets. Thirty arrests were made, and the ringleaders were imprisoned without the option of a fine.

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THE WAR., Timaru Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 3274, 29 May 1900

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THE WAR. Timaru Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 3274, 29 May 1900

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