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'1_**'— - WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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DECISIVE VICTORY IN TIIF,…

CHILD MURDER BY BABY-FArtMERS.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF BRITISH…

I I ONLY ONE SOUTH AFRICA.

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ONLY ONE SOUTH AFRICA. STKOJKJ SPEECH BY SIR EDWARD GKKV. Sir Edward Grey, Bart., speaking at Alnwick on Monday night, started with this proposition "Whatever mistakes were made in the course of the negotiations in the Transvaal, yet in the main the war turned upon one issue, and in that issue we were in the right." His reasons for making this assertion were briefly these (1) 'Ihe configuration of the country was such that the habitable parts of South Africa must stand or fall together. (2) With that in view a measure of independence was given to the Transvaal only on certain condi- tions, one being that there should be equal rights between white races. (3) The Transvaal whittled away the rights of other white races; they made attempts to get rid of British influence altogether; they intrigued with the natives and they intrigued with Europe. (4) Pacific measures having failed to get back the rights of ths other white races, and as South Africa must stand or fall as a whole, two alternatives re- rnained-naroely, either to let things drift or to em- ploy force. The Transvaal Government decided which of these alternatives it would be by tending us an ultimatum. In his opinion, the fault of our Government was that troops were not sent earlier. Apart from all the negotiations, apart from the Uitlanders' grievances—even if there had been nogrievances and no negotiations—the despatch of more troops to South Africa was necessary to redress the inequalities of power in that country. It was not merely that the power of the Transvaal and of the Oran Free State was stronger than ours, but they had political ambitions as well, and their mili- tary«strength had become such as to constitute a menace to British influence in South Africa,

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CUllKiflJT SPORT.

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WAR PHOTOGRAPHS TO ORDER.…

i DISPUTING THE CLAIMS OF…

ABOUT SHORT-SIGHTED PEOPLE.…

THE ARMAMENT OF A. BATTLESHIP.

CONCERNING CRICKET.

SIR W. MACCORMAC AT SEDAN.

THE CHITRAL GARRISON.

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IDISCOVERY AT THE FORUM.I

" CORNER " IN CATS.

AMERICAN MINERAL WEALTH.

SALVATIONIST NURSES FOR THE…

FROM JOHANNESBURG TO DURBAN.

..t FAMINE IN BRITISH EAST…

!AUTOMOBILISM IN ENGLAND.I

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HOW THE WOUNDED ARE TENDED;

,STARTLING DISCOVERY.

NIGER COAST EXPEDITION.

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