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WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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BRITON FERRY.

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FARMER SHOT NEAR PONTARDAWE.

FOREIGN TRIBUTE TO BRITISH…

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FOREIGN TRIBUTE TO BRITISH SOLDIERS. No amount of testimony from disinterested sources to the humanity and general good behaviour of our soldiers will, we are well aware, have any effect on their traducers among their own countrymen. Ideas produced by passion and prejudice are not to be uprooted by reason. None the less, we are glad to observe how fine a tribute has been paid to our Army by Count Sternberg, a German Volunteer, who fought in the ranks of the Boers. He declares that he I- cannot think of these English officers without a thrill of emotion. Decimated, shot down like rabbits, and yet always so humane and considerate. I can only repeat that the English officers and the English soldiers have shown in this war that the soldier's trade rather ennobles than brutalises a man. This war has had its beautiful aspects, and I venture to say that never before has war been waged on more humane principles. English state-craft may be perfidious, but the English soldiery is upright, honourable and brave." We have no doubt whatever that Count Sternberg's judgment will be the judgment of history on this war, which our own Radicals try to persuade their dupes has been a disgrace to civilisation and the good name of England. X, BALACLAVA ? If M. Bloch is still anxious to prove that war is impossible, let him take the account of De Wet's ride through Springhaan's Nek, and see what he can make of it. Let him take into consideration first what were the losses of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Of course, our Lancers, Hussars, and Dragoons there had to face cannon in front of them, besides the guns to right and left, but then, would not M. Bloch claim that the shell fire of to-day is far more destructive than in the days when iron croquet-balls were picked up on the battle-field the day after ? Rifle fire, too, ac- cording to M. Bloch-but that is an old story. It has at least been proved that under certain conditions a ride recalling in some respects the charge of Balaclava is by no means im- possible. Not that for daring we could com- pare the two charges." De Wet, after all, was riding for his life; the Light Brigade went for the guns.

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