13th Battalion surrender
majority are still at Watervel. BRITISH DEFEATED. LONDON, JUNE 5. 12 m. Lord Roberts Roberts reports to the war office that the 13th battalion of the Imperial yeomanry (Irish) was "overwhelmed by tho Boers at Lindloy." Lord Mothucn made a "magnificent march to tho rescue," but was too late. ROBERTS TELLS OF IT. LONDON, JUNE 5. 12 m. Following is the text of the dispatch from Lord Roberta Roberta announcing the disaster to the 13th battalion of the Imperial yeomanry: Pretoria Station, June 5, 12:55 p. m. I regret to report that the 13th Imperial Imperial yeomanry had to surrender to a very superior force of the enemy, on May 31, near Lindley. On receiving Information of the bottallon being attacked, I ordered Matliuen to proceed with all speed to Its assistance. Methuen was then on tho march and, half an hour after the receJpt of my telegram telegram on June 1, he started off. By 10 a. m. on the following day he had marched marched forty-four miles In twenty-five hours, but ho was too late to rescue Colonel Spragg's yeomanry. Methuen attacked the Boers, who were between two and threo thousand strong, and after a running light of five hours completely routed tho enemy. It is a very regretablo circumstance but I trust it will not be very long before the Irish yeomanry are released from captivity.