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t NEWS NOTES. METHTEN'S march to the relief of Kimberley has been particularly brilliant, but the points he gained, one by one, were only gained at very heavy cost. This, wo suppose, must be reckoned the fortune of war; but one cannot help reflecting how much more satisfactory the progress of things would have been had Britain possessed the advantage of a sufficient force of cavalry and artillery for all emergencies. IT is remarkable that of all the transports utilised by Britain for the carrying of her troops to South Africa only the Ismore, so far, should have met with mishap. Happily the troops were saved from disaster, but we may lose some very badly-wanted guns. MR. A. F. HAY, sm of the United States Secretary, has been appointed American Jonsul at Pretoria, in place of Mr. Macrum, who has been suffering ill-health. Ir. Hay will have charge of English interests in the Transvaal capital until a now condition of affairs arises. A GOOD deal has been said of late concerning some dreadfully improper cartoons of the Queen issued by certain French papers of small reputation. Some of our statesmen have been roused to indignation by the cir- i'cumstance but many others, more philosophic, have refused to recognise the hand of France in the doings of her hysterical Press. Perhaps it were better to pass the whole thing lightly by; but it is at least satisfactory to see that the French authorities haveif belatedly—forbidden the sale of the most offensive prints. THE bottom of France's venomous feeling towards England is the understanding between Germany, this country, and the United States and the absence of friction in the attitude of England and Russia. Why cannot France reeo^nise that we can expand our amicable relationship*, without simultaneously increasing our enemies r1 LXT it be noted that the partition of Samoa is 1 I MA,!Iy agreed on, down to the smallest par- ticu'iarisation, and that the treaty therefore was signed in Washington last Saturday. The pacific- settlement of a matter which once looked ominously thorny is pleasing indeed. WE note that Count Goluchowski, in his statement the other day to the foreign com- mittee of the Hungarian Delegation, was able to express his conviction that a general eadfciwour was observable among the Powers of Europe to bring all differences of opinion to a peaceful adjustment. Sc) mote it be." The outbreak in South Africa and its large usage of British force alters this reflection nothing. It (leals with no disagreement between Sovereign states. WE are getting a very big contribution from the general public for Tommy Atkins and his connections; and the question is, what shall be dono with the money being patrioti- cally subscribed. We trust it may be expended wisely and well, with chief re- gard to the quick relief of suffering entailed in any direction by the war. The generously-minded crowd is not enamoured at all of red-tape methods and long-continued inquisitorial preliminaries. MII.DXESS holds so persistently atmosperi- cally that we are almost in sight of Christmas before we have realised that autumn is over. It is well. There are many thinly-clad folk who will be thankful that sharp Winter delays his icy approach. ON the land all looks promising, and the farmer will open his new year with bright prospects. It has not latterly been ever thus; so that we may congratulate those engaged in agricultural pursuits upon a turn of luck. They can do with it," to make use of a collo- quia! phrase. THE Reservists have turned up handsomely at the call, and their country is proud of them. If mob-itiisationoon be executed with so little of hitch at emergency times, we need have little fear of the need of conscription. WHEN the Reservist is proving himself so valuable an upholder of the State, it behoves us to do our best nationally to secure his posi- tion. Now is our chance to show him how we appreciate him, and to grapple him to us with enduring bonds for the future. Senators and publicists, please note

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