5 JUNE 1880, Page 1

As we understand the telegrams, and particularly the detailed one

in the Standard, the Burmese insurgents who recently crossed the frontier on their march to Mandalay have been defeated by King Theeban's troops, and have fled into British territory. There they will be disarmed, but allowed to find asylum. According to Reuter, however, who usually has official information, they have increased in numbers, and have captured and decapitated a Royal General. Further informa- tion is required, but if the King is victorious, he will commence a series of massacres to which those of the past are insignificant, and perhaps compel a British intervention.