31 JANUARY 1903, Page 18

On Sunday NIr. Chamberlain trekked forty.two miles to Lichtenburg„ and

was presented with an address of welcome on the following morning in the market square. In his reply Mr. Chamberlain spoke of the universal kindness with which he had been received throughout his stay in the Transvaal, and urged the Boers to forget the past and unite with the British and amongst themselves that all might join to repair the ravages of war and restore the prosperity of the country. "If," he added. "there come among you any mischief-makers from outside, tell them to mind their own business." Lord Milner would soon make an announcement about the com- pensation claims, of which there were a hundred thousand to deal with, and he hoped the matter would be settled in a few months.