LiONDON, Jan. 9. - Dispatches reeeived in this city sinco inidnight from Berlin reitérate in terras which almost conipel belief that it is Germany's intention to declare tho independenec of the Transvaal republic. Londou papers, just issued, credit tiio aimouncement, and they interpret it to mean war. There is great activity in marine circles, and several warships are to be put in commission at once. It was reported here Wednosday aftersaoon that Dr. Jameson had been sen tenced by the judges at Pretoria to be ehot. A similar report was circulated o;ï 6aturday last. A dispatch received here from Krugersdot-p, Transvaal, says that Dr. Jameson, wjiile in the inarket place, had a narrow escape from death at the hands of the inf uriated Boers and that he was saven by the commandant, who dedared ho would shoot the flrst man who leveled a riílo at the Englishman.