Queen Victoria's funeral procession passes
through London en route to her funeral at Windsor castle.
appeals to the great powers over threatened Russian takeover of Manchuria.
of 30,000 more troops to South Africa announced.
holds abortive peace talks at Middleburg with Boer general Botha. Talks
founder after British government refuses to accept proposed amnesty
for Boers and rebels in the Cape and Natal. More
on the war in South Africa.