18 AUGUST 1900, Page 1

De Wet and his command are still at large; that

is the most exciting piece of news from the front. The British public are watching the hunt with intense interest,—and

expressing a good deal of sympathy for the "fox," who certainly has shown plenty of both pluck and brains. As one of the war correspondents suggests, in future the first duty of a cavalry leader will be to study De Wet's campaign, and to try to learn Abe secret of his ubiquity,—mobility is too weak a word. But though De Wet's doings are most exciting, far more important is the news that Generals Buller and French have now joined hands, and are beginning a serious advance on Botha, who is strongly entrenched in the difficult country between Dalmanthua, Machadodorp, and Nooitgedacht. His works are said to mount ninety guns, but this is not likely to be the case unless Maxims and pom-poms are counted.