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THE WAR. THE PRICE OF VICTORY. The war has lasted two years and seven and a half months, and it says something for the main body of the people that, though they have seen taxation leap up, they have never flinched in their -determination to see the war through to a finish. It has cost both participants heavily. It is impossible to compute the foe's casualties, bnt the following facts are approximately accurate of the Boers:— Prisoners in Bermudas, St. Helena, Ceylon, India, Barbadoes, and in South Africa, 45,000. In the concentration camps in South Africa, main- tained at British expense, 112,733. These comprise 19,381 men, 44,205 women, and 49,057 children. On our side the price of peace has not been light. According to the last official return, published on May 8, the figures of the casualties were as follows -and once more disease has been almost as terrible as the war:- Officers. and men. Killed in action. 516 5,211 Died of wounds 181 1,815 Died in captivity 5 97 Died of disease 328 12,664 Accidental deaths 25 733 Total deaths in South Africa. 1,055 20,520 Missing and prisoners. 1 131 Sent home as invalids. 3,030 70,942 ■Of these invalids 487 have died and 5,531 have been dis- charged from the service as unfit. Total casualties from all causes.. 4,086 91,593 -v < m i 95,679 lotal number of deaths from all causes. 22 or.9 Probably we shall never know how much in treasure the war has cost the two late republics, nor where it came from. But we are aware of the price sterling that we have paid for a lasting peace in South Africa. The latest official statement on this point was from Mr. Chamberlain at Birming- ham. He then made public the following round -figures, giving the cost of the war practically to -date. COST OF THE WAR, E228, 000, 000 Raised by loan. £ 150,000,000 Raised by Income-tax 40,000,000 Raised by indirect taxation 38,000,000 £ 228,000.000

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