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Boers Rush To Arms

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Berlín", Jan. 2 - An ab.rraing telegram has been recelved here frota Pretoria, Transvaal, which states thar. an arrned lorce of the British South África company niinibering SOJ men, with six Maxim guna and othor artillory pieees, is reportcd to have invaded the Transvaal territory. A telegram from Pretoria further states that the. British forca has alroady reached the vicinity oí Rustenburg and is advancing upon Jonannesberg. On learning oí the news President Kruger, of the Transvaal, ordered that a further advance oí the invaders should be prevented by forcé of arnis, and issued a proelamation callíng upon '.11 burghers to defeud the country. An armed conflict as a result of the appeal is inevitable. Kens Confírmed at London, LONDON, Jan. 2. - A dispatch to The Times from Capetovrn aays: "Consequent tipon a letter signed by the leading inhabítants of Johannesburg, which was sent to Dr. Jameson at Mafeking, Dr. Jameeon on Sunday crossed tho Transvaal frontier Bear ilafeking with 800 men. It is fcnown that he passed Melmani at 5 o'clock on Monday morning. No further direct news has been roceived from the Transvaal. The letter from Dr. Jameson was dated Dec. 2S, and said: 'Matters in this state have becorae 8O critioal that we re assured that at no distant period there will be a conflict between the government And the Uitlander population. The tion of thousands of Englishmen and of others is rapidly becoming intolerable.' Coinplaiuts of the l'itlanders. "The letter chen proceeds to complain that the government virtually compels Uitlanders to pay the wholo revenue of I the country, while denying them j entation. Ever'y public act betrays the Biost positive hostility not only to everythinp English but to the neighboring j Btates. The internal policy of the j ment has incensed not only the Uitlanders bat a large number of Boers, while its esternal policy has exasperated the neighboring states to the extent of endangering the peace and independence and the ! orvation of the repubüc. The people here only desire fair play, the maintenance of ! independence, and the preseuce of thoso public liberties without which life is not worth living. The government denies these things. Aid of the British Invoksd. " 'It is under these circum3tances that we feel constrained to invoke your aid. Should a disturbance arise here the i uinstances are so extreme that we cannot but believe that you and the men under you will not fail to cotne to our rescue. We guarantee any expense you may ona'y incur in helping us, and ask you to believe that nothing but the sternest ; jiecessity has prompted thi3 appsal.'


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