19 JULY 1879, Page 1


THE latest intelligence from Zululand comes down to July 1st, and points distinctly towards peace. The great kraals near Ulundi having been burnt by the advancing columns, Cetewayo sent in a great elephant-tusk, as a sign of submission, and some cattle asked for, and promised the two guns taken at lsandlana. He was willing to make peace, but expected to see the British force leave the country, and declined to send a regiment to lay down its arms in camp. Lord Chelmsford sent back the tusk, but retained the cattle, and demanded the submission of 1,000 men, instead of an entire regiment. So far all correspondents, including Sir Garnet Wolseley, are in accord, but the reporter for the Times adds that Lord Chelmsford demanded a total disarmament; while the Telegraph's agent, who writek a day later than anybody else, says Sir Garnet Wolseley has " emphatically " disowned Lord Chelmsford's proceedings, and has explained to Cetewayo that the refusal of the tusk was a blunder, and asked him to send three of his leading chiefs to negotiate. No hint of Sir Garnet's terms is given, but if this telegram is correct—and it looks as if it had been drawn up by a correspondent with Sir Garnet—this is a decided line of action, and means peace. Of course actual peace still depends on the terms, and on the Zulu chief's sin- cerity, but the latter is evidently oppressed by some internal difficulty.