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  2. THE BOER WAR.

    LONDON, December 12.—Colonel Baden-Powell reports that Mafeking was "all well" on November 30. A 100-pounder Boer gun had been silenced. ...

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  4. GERMANY.

    LONDON, December 12.—Prince Hohenlohe, the Imperial Chancellor, introduced in the German Reichstag yesterday a bill providing for a large increase in the navy. The number of ...

    Article : 119 words
  5. BOERS DESTROYING RAILWAY COMMUNICATION.

    LONDON, December 12.—A force of Boers, estimated to number 2000 men, is destroying the railway near Colesberg, with the view of cutting the British line of communication. ...

    Article : 81 words
  6. THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH.

    LONDON, December 12.—A sortie was made from Ladysmith on Friday last towards Bulwana Hill, where the enemy had stationed a big gun. The Boers were compelled to retire. ...

    Article : 75 words
  7. THE DANISH WEST INDIES.

    LONDON, December 11, 4.5 p.m.—The Government of Denmark has offered to sell the Danish West India Islands to the United States for £600,000. ...

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  8. DEATH OF LORD PENZANCE.

    LONDON, December 11, 4.5 p.m.—The death is announced of Lord Penzance, formerly President of the Court of Probate and Divorce, at the age of 83. ...

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  9. REINFORCEMENTS FOR STERKSTROOM.

    LONDON, December 12.—A battery of artillery and a battalion of the Scots Guards have reinforced the British at Sterkstroom, on the East London railway, about 30 miles south of Molteno. ...

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  10. THE BOER POSITION.

    LONDON, December 12.—Lieutenant-General Sir G. S. White, in command at Ladysmith, has sent to General Sir Redvers Buller by pigeon post plans of the Boer position around ...

    Article : 37 words
  11. THE ORIZABA-CLAN MACKAY COLLISION.

    LONDON, December 12.—An official inquiry has been held into the circumstances of the collision off the Newport lighthouse, Suez Bay, in August last, between the Orient R.M.S. Orizaba, ...

    Article : 70 words
  12. THE SCOTS GREYS AT CAPETOWN.

    LONDON, December 12.—The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) have arrived at Capetown. The horses have been dyed khaki color. ...

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  13. THE BOERS AT COLENSO.

    LONDON, December 12.—The Boer commando at Colenso, south of Ladysmith, has six guns. ...

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  14. BRITISH AND BOER PRISONERS.

    LONDON, December 12.—At the instance of the belligerents Great Britain has, through the Netherlands Government, agreed to furnish lists of the Boers taken prisoners, and also particulars ...

    Article : 61 words
  15. LONDON WOOL SALES.

    LONDON, December 11.—The wool sales closed this evening, prices being fully 5 per cent, above those of the opening day. As compared with the closing rates of the October ...

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  16. METHUEN'S ADVANCE.

    LONDON, December 11, 4.5 p.m.—The Boers are entrenched in a semi-circular hilly position across the railway at Jagersfontein, east of Spytfontein, and west of their former strongest ...

    Article : 99 words
  17. THE QUEENSLAND TROOPS.

    LONDON, December 12.—The steamer Cornwall with the Queensland contingent, which left Sydney on November 7, has arrived at Port Elizabeth. ...

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  18. ANOTHER QUEENSLAND OFFICER

    LONDON, December 11, 4.5 p.m.—Mr. Geoffrey Sullivan, a Queenslander, has passed with honors the third Sandhurst examination in the use of the sword, and has been given a commission in the ...

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  19. SUNDAY'S DISASTER.

    LONDON, December 11, 4.5 p.m.—When General Gatacre's column was surprised by the Boers in ambush near Stormberg the British infantry acted as coolly as if they were on parade. LONDON, December 12.—The Queen sent Sir Arthur John Bigge, K.C.B., her private secretary and equerry, to the War Office to inquire on behalf of her Majesty as to the British reverse at ...

    Article : 193 words
  20. A VOLUNTEER RESERVE.

    LONDON, December 12.—The Earl of Wemyss, Colonel of the London Scottish Volunteers, is enrolling a Volunteer Reserve of 500,000 men. Earl Grey, Administrator of the British South ...

    Article : 68 words
  21. THE N.S.W. PATRIOTIC FUND.

    The hon. treasurers, Messrs. J. Russell French and T. A. Dibbs, are in receipt of the following additional subscriptions: Amount previously acknowledged, £5398 18s 6d; "Evening News" and ...

    Article : 150 words
  22. AT THE FRONT.

    NEWCASTLE, Wednesday.—Trooper Albert M'Ewan, of the Imperial Light Horse, now in active service at the front in Natal, writing to his mother at Lambton under date, Ladysmith, ...

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  23. ARUNDEL OCCUPIED BY BRITISH.

    LONDON, December 12.—The detachment of N.S.W.Lancers, under Captain Cox and the New Zealand troops, operating in the centre, and a body of Dragoons on the flanks, occupied Arundel. ...

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