The, following Is a copy of the f Free Press Supplement issued, 1 tic first edition, at 6 o'clock on Monduy morning. Tr gave away several thousands, and so <■ re a t reus the demand that four editions had to he printed;—
News specially "Telephoned on Sunday Night to the Free Press Office. Our Special Telegrams this mowing Confirm it Last night (Sunday), immedi- ately after the evening services, Colonel Wynne Edwards heard a rumour by Telephone from Rhyl that peace had been declared. The telegrams we had specially ordered from the "Central News" and The Exchange Telegraph Company," being Sunday night, -could not be got through, as the Chester, Rhyl and Denbigh offices were closed, but we were able to communicate by Telephone with the Courier office, Liverpool, and through the courtesy of the Courier Editorial Staff we were informed that an official Tele- gram bad been received from Lord Kitchener stating that the Boers had signed the Peace docu- ments and that Peace was there- fore declared. This we immediately posted outside the Free [Irt,ss Office. On the receipt of- this tele- phonic message the Town Clerk Mr PilTry Jones, (who with Col Wynne Edwards had awaited in our office until it was received, the Mayor being away in London), ordered the Fire Bell rung and thus proclaimed the joyful news. Immediately a great crowd assembled, including many yeo- manry from the camp. Mounting the Cross, Colonel Wynne Edwards, accompanied by the Town Clerk, Councillor Howel Gee, Alderman Robert Owen, and the Editor of the Free Press. Col. Wynne Edwards said that the Courier Office, Liverpool, had Telephoned to Mr. Cottom, the Free Press Office, to say that Peace had been declared and that the Boers had signed the Peace agreement. That was official from Lord Kitchener. He said As it was Sunday night he would ask them all to join in singing the grand old hymn" Praise God frora whom all blessings flow." This was sung with great heartiness. On the suggestion of Mr Howel Gee, the crowd then sang the favourite Welsh hymn, "Duw jnawr y rhyfeddodau maith." The Town Clerk then most appropriately said: We are all rejoiced to receive the good news of peace. But we have received it on Sunday night, and you will agree with me that it would be most unbecoming to have a demonstration and so disturb the quietude of the Sunday night, therefore in the name of the town I ksk you all to retire quietly to your own homes until to-morrow morning and then we will tell you what the programme of rejoicings will be (cheers). The crowd then sang "God save the King," and dispersed. KITCHENER'S TELEGRAM. Pretoria, May 31st, 11-15 p.m. Negotiations with Boer Delegates. The Document containing Terms of Surrender was signed here this evening at 10-30 by all the Boer representatives, as well as by Lord Milner and myself.
TEtEGRAI. FMN THE IITM- The Mayor of Denbigh, who as stated above, is in London, telegraphed this morning to the Town Cletk; Peace proiclaHtte" at. six last, night by Lord Mayor from Mansion House. Express my regret for unavoidable absence. God save the King."
lcln Reports of the rejoicings on Voi- "day at Denbigh, Ruthin, and other places in the district will he found on other Pages. I
DIARY OF THE WAR. THE STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN. The following diary speaks for itself. Ii seta forth in chronological order all the principal events which have occurred in South Africa from the issue of the Boer Ultimatum to the Vereeniging Conference. 1899. October 9th.-Boor Ultimatum received 1-glliyig on Government to withdraw all re- inforcements and recall troops proceeding to South Africa. 0 October 10th.—British reply, refusing to accede to Boer demands, sent. October litil. -War declared. October 12th.—Armoured train proceed- ing from Kimberley to Mafeking with two 7-pounders for defence of town derailed by Boers at Kraaipan. Captain Nesbitt and twenty men captured. Boers at Sandspruit and Volksrust broke camp preparatory to invading Natal. October 14th.—Armoured train light out- side Mafeking. British losses, two killed and fourteen wounded. October 16th.—Mafeking invested. Bom- bardment begun by Cronje, commanding Boer forces. October 20th.-Battle of Talana Hill. General Sir William Penn Symons killed. Two hundred British mounted troops cap- tured, but Boers defeated and driven off the hill. British losses severe 10 officers and 31 non-com. officers and men killed; 20 officers, 165 non-com. officers and men wounded. October 21st.-Battle of Elandslaagte won by General French. Boer losses severe; two guns and 188 prisoners captured, including General Koch, Colonel Schiel, Dr. Coster, Pretorius, and others. Our losses, 41 killed, 220 wounded. October 22nd.—Retreat from Dundee commenced by Brigadier-General, Yule. October 24th.-Battlo of Rietfontein fought by White to assist Yule's retreat. Boers driven from their positions. Our losses, 13 killed, 96 wounded. October 26th.-Yule's column, after four days' march, reached Ladysmith. October 27th. British sortie from Mafeking under Captain Fitzclarence. Boer position cleared at the point of the bayonet. October 29th.—General White sent out Irish Fusiliars and Gloucesters, under Colonel Carleton, to Nicholson's Nek to cover his flank in an attack on Boer position before Ladysmith. October 30th. Battle of Farquhar's Farm. Naval Brigade arrived on scene of the action in time to silence Boer Creusot gun and cover retreat of White's force to Ladysmith. Carleton's column surrounded and cut off. October 31st.—General Sir Redvers Buller arrived at Capetown, and there was some small fighting outside Ladysmith, upon which town the Boer commandos were concentrating rapidly. The Orange Free State troops massed on the Orange River. November 1st.—The opening of Novem- ber saw Boors active on all sides of the theatre of war. The Boers outside Mafeking made an assault on that town, which was gallantly repulsed. Those in Natal forced their way south of Ladysmith, and, crossing the Tugela, came into contact with British patrols from Colenso. In Cape Colony Free Staters crossed the border and seized Colesberg, which had been evacuated by the British, and also Norval's Pont. The last train out of Ladysmith brought away General French. November 2nd.—Ladysmith was formally invested. Colonel Plumer, in charge on the northern or Rhodesian border, lost a convoy at Tuli. November 3rd.—Colenso was evacuated by the British, and the Boers pushed further south of the Tugela. Stormberg was also evacuated by General Gatacre, whose troops were too few to hold it and were withdrawn to Queenstown. Mafeking garrison rushed the Brickfields, which were held by enemy's sharpshooters. November 9th. Unsuccessful "attack on Ladysmith. After a long day's fighting General White had salute of 21 guns fired in honour of Prince of Wales's birthday. November 10th. Reconnaissance from Orange River Station, under Colonel Gough, to Belmont. Colonel Keith Falconer killed. British force extricated from dangerous position by reinforcements sent out. November Ilth.-Fifth Division mobi- lised, under Sir Charles Warren, for service in South Africa. "-November 12th.-Lord Methuen took command at Orange River. November 15th. —Armoured train from E&teourt ambushed. Escort of Dublin Fusiliers captured, with Mr. Winston Churchill (war correspondent). November 17th.—Attack on Ladysmith repulsed. November 19th.-British force advanced in Cape Colony, and reoccupied Naauw- poort Junction. November 22nd.—Lord Methuen began his march, with First Division and Brigade of Guards, from Orange River Station, on Kimberley. November 23rd. -Lord Methuen attacked Belmont, strongly. held by Boers, and after severe fighting carried the enemy's position, destroying laager and camp equipment, and capturing many prisoners. Our losses were 294 killed and wounded, Brigade of Guards suffering heavily. In Natal General Hildyard fought an action at Willow Grange, defeating Boers and checking their advance south on Pietermaritzburg. November 2.5th.-Lord Methuen con- tinued his advance on Kimberley, attacking Cronje's position at Enslin. After lengthy but futile bombardment, Naval Brigade rushed the heights, inflicting severe losses on enemy. Our losses 230, Royal Marine Light Infantry suffering severely. November 26th.—General Sir Redvers Buller arrived at Pietermaritzburg to take personal command of Ladysmith Relief Force. November* 27th. — General Hildyard advanced on Frere, clearing Boers from Mooi River, district. November 28th.-Lord Methuen attacked Cronje at Modder River. Troops fought all day without food or water on an open plain in front of the river, which was lined by Boer riflemen and dominated by j heavy guns. In the afternoon the 9th under Brigadier-General Pole- Carew, succeeded in getting across the rlrer-and, turning the Boer flank. During the night Crenje evacuated the town, which was occupied by Methuen. Our losses were 475 killed and wounded,- tod those of the Boers considerably less. December 1st.—General Buller concen- trated his foroe at Frere, and Australian and Canadian contingents left Capetown for the front. December 3rd.—Colonel Plumer entered the Transvaal at junction of Crocodile and Macloutsie Rivers. Transport Ismore wrecked, but troops and crew all saved. December 7th.—Searchlight and helio- graphic communication was established between Lndysmith and Frere, to which latter place Sir Redvers Buller proceeded to prepare for his advance against the Boers on the Tugela. Arundel, in the Cape Colony, was re-occupied by the British. December 8th.—A gallant sortie was made from Ladysmith, under General Sir A. Hunter, with the object of silencing a Long Tom on Gun Hill which had proved of great annoyance to the garrison. The gun was blown up, as also was a howitzer. A Maxim was captured and taken back to camp, whither the 600 raiders returned with the loss of only one officer wounded. December 9th.—A cavalry reconnaissance from Ladysmith in the direction of Pep- i worth Hill resulted in rather heavy losses on our side. December lOth. Black week" began. General Gatacre moved from Queenstown to effect a surprise of the Boers at Storm- berg. He was misled by the guide, and at dawn found himself in a defile surrounded by Boers. His own men, having marched all night over rough ground, in many cases t7,1 z, fell asleep by the wayside. The result was I that, in addition to heavy casualties, 672 British soldiers and three guns were captured. At three on this afternoon Lord j Methuen's army moved out from its camp against the hills at Magersfontein, in which Cronje was encamped. The men bivouacked r on the field preparatory to the attack next morning. December 11th.—At one o'clock the Kimberley Relief Force began its nio-ht march against Cronje. The Highland Brigade, which led the advance, in the darkness stumbled upon Boer alarms and- was met at close range with a murderous fire, which decimated it, the Brigadier, Wauchope, being killed. The column broke, and although Lord Methuen attempted, by reinforcements, to retrieve the position, lie was compelled to retire to his camp without capturing the hills. His losses were nearly 1,000 in killed, wounded, and missing, about 700 belonging to the Highland Bri £ r«de. December 13th.—Skirmishes, ending In favour of the British, took place at Naauwpoort and Zoutspan. Sir Charles Warren arrived at Capetown to command 5th Division. December 15th.—General Sir Redvers Buller advanced with 21,000 men from Chieveley Camp to attack Boers holding line of Tugela at Colenso. The Irish Brigade (Hart's) led the advance in line of quarter column, deploying late, and were caught in a murderous fire from the hills. A Brigade Division of field guns, under Colonel Long, advanced in front of the firing line, and was disabled by Boers concealed in the river, the whole attack failing to make any impression on the Boer defences. General Buller ordered a general withdrawal, abandoning ten guns, which it was found impossible to bring away, despite a gallant attempt, in which Lieutenant Roberts, son of Lord Roberts, who won the V.C., was killed. Buller's losses were 1,200 men killed, wounded, and missing, and the Boer casualties were trifling. December 16th.—Field-Marshal Lord Roberts appointed Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, with Lord Kitchener as his Chief of Staff. General French moved his headquarters to Arundel, and General Gatacre removed to Sterkstroom. December 18th.—Large reinforcements ordered to South Africa, consisting of 6th Division (General Kelly Kenny), 7th Division (General Tucker), and large force of :cavaii-y and artillery. Government announced that mounted troops would be raised in South Africa and contingents would be accepted from other Colonies, while a special force of Yeomanry and Volunteers would be raised in England, and twelve battalions of Militia would be asked to volunteer for foreign service to relieve regular troops required for the front. Remainder of Reserves were called out. December 19th. — Enthusiastic responses were received from Colonies to call for help. December 23rd. Lord Roberts, after being received by the Queen, left amid scenes of great enthusiasm for the Cape. December 26th.—Lord Kitchener joined Lord Roberts at Gibraltar. Dordrecht occupied by Cape Police. Considerable increase in sickness was reported at Lady- smith. An attack by sortie was made from Mafeking on some Boer forts to north of the-town. The attack was repulsed with heavy loss to our side, 53 out of 80 being killed or wounded. 1900. January 1st. The German steamer Bundesrath was brought into Durban by H.M.S. Magicienne, being suspected of .having contraband of war on board. The town of Kuruman (Western Cape Colony) surrendered. January 2nd.—Colonel Pilcher, with a cavalry forco, defeated the Boers at Sunny- side, capturing 40 prisoners. January 6th.—A heavy Boer attack on Ladysmith was made. The enemy was repulsed after seventeen hours' severe fight- ing, in which General White's losses were 148 killed and 272 wounded. The brunt of the fighting fell on Imperial Light Horse and Devon Regiment, who held Wagon Hill against the enemy despite determined onslaughts. An attack on a Boer position at Rensburg failed through two companies of 1st Suffolk Regiment becoming dis- organised and retiring. Seventy men were captured. January 10th.—General Buller began movement to carry Boer position on Tugela by a flank march via Acton Homes road. Lord Dundonald, with cavalry, occupied a position above Potgeiter's Drift. January Ilth.-General Buller moved to Sprii "hi with troops and seized Pot- geite- Drift. January 2Oth.-Second contingent of C.LV.'s sailed for the Cape. Colonel Plumer, with Rhodesian Field Force, reached Gaberones on the line to Mafeking, and about 90 miles from that town. Sir Charles Warren, in command of the left attack on Boer position in vicinity of Spion Kop, was engaged with the Boers all day, forcing the enemy back on the right flank. Generals Lyttelton and Clery also attacked the enemy, making the way clear for an advance. January 21st.-Sir Charles Warren con- tinued his operations, and decided that he could not carry out General Buller's plan to advance by Acton Homes road. In order to carry out his own idea of an advance by the Fair View road, it was decided to take Spion Kop. January 23rd. Spion Kop was captured, and General Woodgate wounded, during the night. January 24th.—Troops on Spion Kop exposed to searching fire from the Boer guns,which General Warren's artillery could not silence. A number of Boers made a determined attack on the small band on tho) top of the hill, but were repulsed. Some reinforcements reached them from helow, but no guns. Colonel Thorneycroft was pitted in command at General Buller's suggestion, and during the night, in view of his hopeless position, owing to the lack of support from General Warren, abandoned the hill. January 25th.—British retreat across the Tugela began, and was earned out under the direction of General Buller without any loss whatever. February 3rd.—General H. Macdonald, acting under instructions from Lord Roberts, iroved westward on Cronje's flank at Magersfontein. February 4th. General Macdonald reached Koodoos berg, and occupied both banks of the riven -p- EATa, OBEHT8. Commander-in-Chief, Commander-in-Chief, the Hero of South Africa. LORD KITCHENER. who succeeded Lord Roberts and ably Dealt with the Boers. GEN. SIR GEORGE "WHITEL the noble General who saved the British honour by Defending Ladysmith. LORD DUNDONALD. i 9r ofJGwrych Castle, Abergele, the first Soldier to enter relieved Ladysmith. LORD MTT.NETL the great Statesman l ruling in South Africa and dealing I with the Boers. i. i February 5th.—General Buller advancea against the line of the Tugela again, and crossed that river, capturing several Boer positions, including the hill of Vaalkranz. February 7th.—Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener left Capetown to commence operations against the Boers. General Macdonald made a demonstration at Koodoosberg with the object of engaging Cronje's attention. February 11th.—Lord Roberts's force, led by the cavalry division under General French, left Orange River. Despatches confirmed the abandonment of Vaalkranz and retirement of Buller across the Tngela. February 12th.—Sixth Division (Kelly- Kenny's) left Orange River. French's division proceeded from Ramdam to Riet River, where he was followed by 6th and 7th Divisions and headquarters. February 13th.—The advance of Lord Roberts's force was continued, French pushing on towards Kimberley, his troops covering 26 miles in 20 hours. General Clements, who had been left in command at Colesberg, retired to Rensburg. February 14th.-Rohm'ts's troops cap- tured Jacobsdal, and French reached the I Modder at Klip Drift and seized both banks. February loth.—Cronje during the night evacuated Magersfontein, and retreated along the Modder with the greater part of his force. General French's troops, march- ing all day, reached and entered Kimberley, which was relieved. Lord Roberts pushed on forces after Cronje, and decided to abandon a convoy of 180 waggons, which had got into difficulties at Klip Drift, in order not to retard his advance. February 16th.-Kelly-Kenny, in pursuit of Cronje. who was reported in full retreat towards Bloemfontein, made several cap- tures. General French left Kimberley to assist pursuit, and 9th Division, under Sir H. Colvile, seized Klip Kraal. February 17th.—Cronje was surrounded on the Modder at Paardeberg. A heavy British attack, ordered by Lord Kitchener, failed to compel surrender, and by the arrival of French from the north thevenemy was completely enclosed. February 18th. Cronje's laager was bombarded. General Buller commenced his final advance on Ladysmith, seizing Monte Christo. February 19th. Cronje asked for 24 hours' armistice, which was granted by Lord Kitchener but refused by Lord Roberts, who arrived and took over the oommand. February 20th. Boer reinforcements from Natal on north of Paardeberg were defeated by Lord Roberts, and the bom- bardment of the Boer camp continued. General Buller continued his operations on the Tugela, which he crossed. February23rd. —Severe attack onGrobler's Kloof repulsed. February 24th.—Attack on Mafeking by Snyman defeated. February 26th;—-General Buller recressed the Tugela, and made the passage at another point. February 27th (Majuba Day).—In the morning the Royal Canadians and other troops advanced to attack Cronje's trenches, and after some- fighting Cronje and 4,800 men surrendered unconditionally to Lord Roberts. Cronje and his army were at once despatched to Capetown as prisoners of war. General Buller assaulted Pieter's Hill with the Irish Brigade which lost severely but captured the hill. February 28th.-Lord Dundonald in the evening found the road clear to Ladysmith, and pushing on entered the place, being received with joy by the inhabitants and troops. The Boers were in full retreat from Natal. March 1st.—The news of the relief of Ladysmith reached England, and caused scenes of unparalleled jubilation throughout the Empire. The Queen telegraphed her congratulations to Sir Redvers Buller and Sir George White. Lord Roberts went into camp at Osfontein to rest his horses preparatory to resuming the advance on Bloemfontein. March 2nd. Large quantities of stores reached Ladysmith, and General Buller reported that Natal was free of Boers to Van Reenen's Pass. March 6th.—Lord Roberts resumed his march against the Boer reinforcements under De Wet, which had taken up position at Poplar Grove. March 7th.—Lord Roberts completely routed Boers at Poplar Grove. Owing, however, to the General commanding 6th Division making too wide a detour in the turning movement the operation was not wholly successful, as the Boer headquarters which Lord Roberts had designed to capture, and with which were Messrs. Kriiger and Steyn, were allowed to escape. General Gatacre occupied Burghersdorp in Cape Collny, and General Clements drove the enemy north over the Orange river. March 10th. Lord Roberts attacked Boers at Driefontein, totally defeating them. Our casualties, like those of the Boers, were heavy; and Lord Roberts had to com- plain of a gross breach of the usages of war on the part of the Boers, who hoisted a' white flag and then fired on the troops, who lost severely by the ruse. March 12th. General French with cavalry division occupied hills outside Bloemfontein. March 13th.-Lord Roberts entered Bloemfontein, which had been surrendered by Mr. Fraser and leading citizens. The troops had a most cordial greeting from the English inhabitants. General Pretyman appointed military governor of the town. March 14th. Remainder of Lord Roberts's army entered Bloemfontein. Orange Free State Government established itself at Kroonstadt. March loth. General Gatacre occupied Bethulie after a creditable march, and the bridge was saved from destruction. March 20th.-—Mr. Steyn wrote denying charges brought against Boers by Lord Roberts.. March 22nd.—Lord Roberts despatched small column from Bloemfontein to receive submission of Free State burghers wishing to surrender. Mch 24th.—General W oodgatt, wounded at Spion Kop, died. March 2.5th. -Four officers, riding west of Bloemfontein, ambushed by Boers. Right Hon. E. Lygon killed, Colonels Crabbe and Codrington and Captain Trotter wounded. March 27th. General Joubert, Com- mandant-Genera I Boer Forces, died at Pre- toria. General Clements occupied Faure- smith, and Colonel Pilcher Ladybrand; latter, having small force, was compelled to retire. I March 30th.— General Tucker, with 7th Division, attacked and defeated Boers near Brandfort. March 81st. British column, under Colonel Broadwood, returning from Tha- ban'chu district, ambushed at Sauna's Post, east of Bloemfontein; seven guns and entire personnel of R.H.A. battery, and many other prisoners and large convoy, captured "by Boers. April 4th. —Infant force, sent from line of communication by General Gatacre, sur- rounded and captured at Reddersburg after gallant defence. April 5th. -.J.Jord Methuen defeated Boer faree under the French Colonel, Villebois- Marenil, at Boshof. Colonel Mareuil killed sod S5 prisoners taken. April 11th. Colonel Dalgety, with Colonial troops, besieged at Wepener. April 22nd.—Eleventh Division (Pole- Carew) and two brigades cavalry sent to assist Rundle in relief of Dalgety at Wepener. April 25th.-Wepener relieved after fort- night's siege. May ] st. -Ian Hamilton defeated Boers at Houtriek with small loss. Three V.C.'s awarded Q Battery R.H.A. for gallantry at Sauna's Post. May 3rd.—Lord Roberts commenced his march on Pretoria. Brandfort, forty miles north Bloeinfontein, occupied. May 4th.—Sir A. Hunter crossed Vaal at Windsorton with 10th Division and mounted troops on his way to relieve Mafeking. Lord Roberts reached Vet river, defeating Boers. Good work by Hutton and laii Hamilton. May 6th.—Winburg (O.F.S.) occupied. Hunter joined hands with Paget near Warrenton after defeating Boers. Lord Roberts occupied Smaldeel, and captured large quantities railway material and forage. 11 May 10th.—Lord Roberts defeated Boers at Zand River. General Buller, advancing from Ladysmith, concentrated at Sundays River. May 12th.—Kroonstadt occupied. Boers attacked Mafeking and forced an entry, but were surrounded, 50 killed and 17 wounded, and Commandant Eloff and 90 men captured by Baden-Powell. May 16th.—Sir A. Hunter entered Trans- vaal and occupied Christiana. General Buller occupied Dannhauser. May ISth.—Mafeking relieved by flying column under Colonel Mahon, detached by General Hunter after long forced march. Garrison all well. May 19th.-Relief of Mafeking cele- brated throughout country with wild en- thusiasm. Lord Dundonald moved to Laing's Nek. May 20th.—Squadron Bethune's Horse ambushed near Vryburg; casualties 66. May 22nd.—Heilbron occupied by Lord Roberts's force. Buller reported Natal free of enemy. May 23rd.—Lord Roberts) arrived at Rhenoster river, Boers fleeing. May 27th.—Lord Roberts crossed the Vaal at Vereeniging. May 28th. Proclamation annexing Orange Free State to the Crown and re- naming it Orange River Colony formally made at Bloemfontein by, General Prety- man. Lord Roberts at Klip river, eighteen miles from Johannesburg. May 29th.—Lord Roberts at Elands- fontein. Severe fighting around Johannes- burg, Boers being defeated by Ian Hamilton. May 30th.—Colonel Spragge's force of Yeomanry were surrounded near Lindley by large body of Boers, and compelled to surrender before they could be relieved by Methuen, who made fine march to go to their assistance, covering 44 miles in 25 hours. May 31st. Lord Roberts occupied Johannesburg, which was surrendered by Dr. Krause. June let.-Severe fighting- near Senekal, General Bundle's force suffering severely. June 2nd.—General Bullorgranted Boers 72 hours' armistice at Laing's Nek to consider surrender. June 5th.-Lord: Roberts occupied Pre- toria, which had been deserted by the Boers. One hundred and fifty British officers and 3,029 "men released from captivity; 900 removed by Boers. June 7th.—Fourth Derbyshire Regiment captured at Roodeval after heavy losses. June 10th. Buller announced Boers at Laing's Nek had retreated with all guns during the armistice. June Ilth.-IAord Roberts attacked and defeated Botha at Diamond Hill. Jane 20th.—Krugersdorp captured. De Wet defeated by Hunter, and two guns captured by Hutton near Rustenburg. July 7th. Bethlehem occupied by Clements after defeating De Wet. Eight hundred prisoners of Imperial Yeomanry and Derbyshire Militia released. General Buller arrived at Pretoria. July Ilth.-Boers captured Nitral's Nek. Two R.H.A. guns and many men of Soots Greys and Lincoln Regiment captured. July 17th. Boer plot to kill Lord Roberts discovered at Pretoria. July 21st. Lord Roberts's line of communications cut and 100 Highlanders captured. July 25th.—Lord Roberts left Pretoria on his march along the Delagoa Bay line. July 28th. -French occupied Middelburg. July 30th. — Prinsloo surrendered to General Hunter with 100 men and one gun. August 1st.-1—Ofie thousand two hundred Boers surrendered to Hunter with one gun. August 2nd.—Seven hundred and fifty more Boers surrendered to Hunter. August 8th.—Colonel Hore and British force surrounded at Eland's River. August 12th.-Buller occupied Ermelo. August 18th.—Hore relieved by Lord Kitchener. August 20th. Semwe proclamation 1 against Boer treachery issued by Lord Roberts. Severi hundred Boers surrendered at'Harrismith. Ian Hamilton captured two Krtipp guns. August 23rd. —Lieutenant Cordua shot I at Pretoria for participation in plot against Lord Roberts. August 27th. —Buller captured Bergendal. September 1st.—Transvaal formally an- nexed by Lord Roberts at Pretoria. September'6th.—Buller captured Lyden- burg. September 11th.—Mr. Kriiger, accom- panied by Mr. Reitz and others, reached Lourenfo Marques. Baden-Powell appointed to oommand South African Constabulary. September 14th.—French captured B&r- berton and relearffed Briti ,h prisoners con- fined there. September 19th. M ithuen captured large convoy and recovere 1 15-pounder gun lost at Colenso near Hart River. Vryheid occupied by Hildyard. September 24th.—Pole-Carew occupied Komati Poort and captured large quantities of locomotives and, rolling stock. September 30th.—Lord Roberts appointed to succeed Lord Wolseiey as Commander- in-Chief of the Army. October 6th.—General Buller leftLyden- burg on his way home. October 13th. — Colonel Mahan defeated Boers near Machndodorp. October 19th. -Mr. Kriiger left Lourenfo Marques on Dut: h cruiser Gelderland for Europe. November otli.—Colonel Le Gallaid sur- prised Boers i ear Bothavflle, and force captured 7 guns and 100 men. Le Galiais was, however, himself" killed; and his column sustained heavy losses. November 2:3nl.-Deweted()rp, frith 400 men and two rrnn, surrendered to De Wet. Town afterwards recaptured, and heavy loss inflicted on 1 etreating Boers. Noventber' 30th. -—Lord Roberts handed over command to Lord Kitchener. December 12th. — Belarey attacked Clements at Nooi tgedafliht and defeated i»im, captttWng many twops. Our losses in rilled and woanded al?o heavy. December 29th.—Helvetia captured by théJBoersand 4'7 gun taken. Our losses iw8rry. 190L January 4th.- Botha ftknultaneously as- saulted several positions on Delagqa Bay I Railway, but after harf) fighting withdraw his forces. Kitcheoar'd Bodyguard cut up near Lindley. January 15th. More Yeomanry and Volunteers for South Africa called for. January 29th. De Wet, pursued by Knox, made for Cape Colony. February 2nd.—Lord Kitchener des- patched seven columns to clear the Eastern Transva.al under General French. February 6fcli.—War Office announced forthcoming despatch of .'30,000 additional troops to South Africa. February loth.—Plumer defeated De Wet on Orange rivur, and forced him to abandon his transport. March 7th.—Attack on Lichtenburg by Delarey repulsed. March 22ii(I.-09i3ial correspond enca between Lord Kitchener and Botha r. peace terms published. April 8th.—General Plumer, who left Pretoria a few days earlier, reached and occupied Pietersburq in Northern Transvaal, April 22nd.—Kitchener reported furthor captures of 242 prisoners. April 23th.—One hundred and thirteen Boers reported captured. April 26th.—Three hundred and twenty prisoners captured, 16 Boers killed; larga captures of stock and stores. May 10th.—Lord Kitchener proclaimed High Commissioner and Administrator of Transvaal and Orange River Colonies in absence of Sir A. Milner. May 20th.—During the week 19 Boera killed, 14 wounded, 238 prisoners, 71 sur- renders. < May 28th. Colenbrander made large captures near Pietersburg. Kritzinger checked in Cape Colony. May 30th.—Colonel Dixon's column surprised at Vlakfontein. Derbys cut un in repelling attack after Yeomanry had retreated. Two guns taken by Boers, but afterwards recaptured. June 29th.-Attack on two block-homes near Burgspruit repulsed after severs fighting. July 3rd.—Boers wrecked train south of Pietersburg; heavy losses. July 13th.—Broadwood surprised Reita and captured whole of "O.F.S." Govern- ment with exception of Steyn, Jwho escaped. July 20th.—Mrs. Kriiger died in Pretoria., July 21st. Scheepers and Kritzinger active :in Cape Colony; inflicted severe losses on our troops. July 30th.—Lord Kitchener announced large captures of Boers. Also announced that General French had introduced the block-house system into Cape Colony. August 9th. -Proclamation demanding surrender of Boer leaders by September 15t& under pain of banishment published. August 25th.—Lord Kitchener announoed that Steyn, De Wet, and Botha had sent defiant replies to the Proclamation. August 31st.—Boers blew up a train near Pretoria. Colonel Vandeleur and 9 men killed, 17 wounded. September 5th.—Lotter and his com* mando captured near Herschel. September 19th. Major Gough with mounted infantry and three guns ambushed near De Jagers Drift; heavy losses. Squadron 17th Lancers surprised by Smuts at Eland's River Poort. September 20th. Company mounted infantry and two guns captured by Boers at Vlakfontein, O.R.C. September 21st. Botha with 1,500 troops invaded Natal. September 27th.—Boer attack on forts on Zulu border repulsed. At Fort Itala fighting lasted 19 hours; casualties heavy. September 80th, Delarey attacked Kekewich's ip at Moedwile but were repulsed after heavy losses. October 12th. —Commandant Scheepers captured in Cape Colony. October 19th. Commandant Marais caDtured. October 24th.—Delarey repulsed with heavy loss in Western Transvaal. IR)the narrowly escaped capture near Ermelo. October 30th.—Colonel Benson surprised at Brakenlaagte by Botha. Benson killed, but Boers driven off after heavy losses OIl Both sides by Colonel Wools Sampson. Two guns lost. November 7th. Sir Ian Hamilton appointed Chief of Staff to Lord Kitchener. November 14tli.—Byng's column attacked near Heilbron. Boers driven off with severe losses. November 22nd.—Lord Kitchener sano- tioned raising of two corps of surrendered burghers to light for British side. November 23rd.-Major Fisher killed and 350 troops captured near Villiersdorp. December 17th.—Kritzinger captured. December 23rd.—Two severe engage* ments. Damant surprised by Botha and Bridgford by Britz. Boers driven off both cases, but our losses severe. December 25th.—Yeomanry camp sur- prised at Tweefontein and captured by Da Wet. 1902. January 4th.—General Erasmus and 100 men captured by Bruce Hamilton. Scots Greys, ambuscaded at Bronkhorstspruit, b6at off the enemy. January 7th. Severe fight between Plumer and Christian Botha. British losses heavy. January 18th.-Scheepers executed at Graaf Reinet. January 26th.—Large captures from th# Boers, including Ben Viljoen. January 28th.—Great "drive by Bruos Hamilton: 322 prisoners, 31 Boers killed, 20 wounded, and 53 surrendered. February 9th.—"Drive" in O.R.C. Do Wet escaped by driving cattle against block-house line, but Boers lost 300. February 26th.—Von Donop's convoy under Colonel Anderson captured with 451 men near Klerksdorp by Delarey. February 27th.—Another great drive by Lord Kitchener in O.R.C. Six hundred captured. March 7th.—Lord Methuen surprised by Delarey at Tweebosch, near Lichtenburg, five guns and many men captured. Lord Methuen with fractured thigh fell into hands of enemy. Mounted irregular troops bolted. March 13th.—Lord Methuen released. March 18th. Generals Emmett ana Colliers captured. March 23rd.—Peace conference arranged. Mr. Schalk Burger, Mr. Reitz, and Com- mandairt Lucas Meyer arrived at Pretoria, and after interview with Lord Kitchene* leftVith British escort to find De Wet. April 7th. Commandant Kritzinger JVJ^hitted nf charges of -inhuman conduct. .April 10th.—Boer leaders confer oil Paè KltKsdorp. Steyn, Louis Botha, De Wet, and Delarey present. April 12th.-Boer del^ifr.te*? arrived at Pretoria and interviewed Lortl Kitchens* and Lord Milner. April 17tli.—Boer delegates left Pretoria with final British terms to consult com- mandos as to surrender. May 'th -Ookie-) (Cape Colony), be* jsiegea for seme days, reported relieved. "Drive in O.R.C., 231 Boers captured. May 13th.—Lord Kitchener reported over 800 Boer casualties during the week, ovef 1800 being captures from Delarey. May ISth.—Boer leaders reassembled all Vereeniging after consulting commandos give Lord Kitchener thoiv reply. +