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HOW THE TRANSVAAL COMPARES WITH ENGLAND. Lord Salisbury advised some one, who was anxious about Russia's advances towards Afghanistan, to look at the district through the medium of an ordnance map, when the vast areas of the buffer States" would become apparent. So, in the case of the present war, it is difficult to realise the size of things it is difficult to realise that in steaming from Cape Town to Durban the trans- ports have as far to go as if they were coasting right round England and Scotland. One knows that the Transvaal is a fairly big place, but hardly realises that it is more than twice the size of England. The railway from lielagoa Bay to Pre- toria, looks a mere bit of a line on the map but it is as long a journey as from Hull to Glasgow, and from Glasgow to Milford Haven, as the crow flies, repre- sents the distance Kruger hask to go in order to see his good neighbour Steyn at BIfontein. The Orange Free State itself might be hkened in position and outline as well as in size to Ireland, with most of the Irish Channel thrown in, while to its right-hand bottom corner cleaves gallant little Basutoland, which is just about the sizepf Wales, as it used to be in the Golden Age for Welshmen, when Shropshire and Monmouth formed part of it. To the right of Basutoland in Natal, which cor- responds in size to our Midland Counties with Sussex thrown in, for if Ladysmith were put down at Bir- mingham, Maritzburg would coincide, as Euclid used to say with London, and Durban with Brighton. In advancing from Laing's Nek, on the border of Natal, to Ladysmith the Boers have covered as much ground as lies between Bradford and Birmingham. Supposing again that Birmingham represents Ladysmith, Kimberley, on the other side of the Free State, would be as far off as Cork, 290 miles away, so that the Boers in this direction are practically iso- lated from their brethren who are being shelled by the Ladysmith gunners. It is believed that part of the Army Corps will assemble at De Aar in North Cape Colony before it advances to the relief of Kimberley and Mafeking, The nearest port on the coast to De Aar is Port Elizabeth. Disembarking at that point our troops will have a London to Land's End railway journey before they arrive at De Aar. Then from De Aar to Kimberley and Mr. Rhodes will be anot her lengthy journey as far as the ima- ginary crow flies-no sensible one would do it-as from Land's End to Cork, while the journey from Cork to Londonderry, in the extreme north of Ire- land, would be equivalent to the final stage of the troops' advance from Kimberley to Mafeking, which is making scarcely less a heroic a defence than Derry made of old against James II.

THE LORD ADVOCATE.

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TRANSVAAL LAND HOLDINGS.

"..-/"1 KRUGER'S AMERICAN…

THE APPROACHING SALE OF KILLARNEY.

,.- - WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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--THE FREE STATE BORDER.

BREWERS' EXHIBITION, LONDON.

WOMEN'S ARMENIAN RELIEF FUND.

, CRICKET IN 1900.

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CURRENT SPORT.1

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EXETER ELECTION

LORD ABERDEEN AT SCARBOROUGH.

THE SIRDAR BREAKS RECORD.

SKELETON AT THE CROSS-ROADS.

HUMBLE HEROES AND HEROINES.…

BOER MODESTY.

TREASON.

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