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- NOTES AND NOTIONS.

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THE ! WEEK AT WESTMINSTER.

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.. OUR WEEKLY CAMEBA NOTES,

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1902.

MATTERS MILITARY.

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MATTERS MILITARY. The sooner what is likely to become a serious military scandal, if persevered with, is nipped in the bud the better. Arising out of General Buller's indiscreet speech that brought about his being put on half-pay, have been various allegations concerning the manner in which the operations were car- ried out before Ladysmith. There was the famous "heliogram" which General Buller is said to have dispatched to Sir George White, advising him to surrender. Later on, allegations were bandied about in the Press and in the clubs anent the Spion Kop dis- aster. The attention of Parliament was directed to them, and recently Ministers and military men have been mixed up in an unenviable light, with the result that the Spion Kop dispatches were ordered to be published. The full story, however, was not told, and now General Sir Charles Warren, whose military skill has been impugned, has entered the lists. The whole affair is a most regrettable incident of the war, and the quicker Parliament sets the matter right by the fullest discussion of the whole of the facts the better will it be, in our opinion, now that so much has been said, not merely for the honour of the British Army, but for that of the nation at large, whose prestige must suffer in the eyes of Continental nations by any further prolongation of this. It may be that the military reputations of some of our officers will, as many others have done, find a grave in South Africa as a result of an enquiry, but be that as it may, it is far better to face the matter boldly than that the existing state of things should continue any longer. Meanwhile, we may rest assured that the British public can be relied upon to suspend final judgment till the last word is said on both sides.